SWIM WITH THE TURTLES, 2 BR UNIT WITH WIFI, 4 MI. TO DOWNTOWN

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SWIM WITH THE TURTLES, 2 BR UNIT WITH WIFI, 4 MI. TO DOWNTOWN

Keaukaha Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Enjoy the ocean breeze and sounds of the waves lulling you to sleep at our beautiful newly remodeled oceanfront retreat. With views off your lanai and Master bedroom, sleep well and wake up to an invigorating morning swim with the turtles.

This unit is completely furnished with a queen size bed in each bedroom and a complete kitchen. It’s a very convenient location, just 4 miles from the heart of Hilo town, the famous Farmer's Market and water activities on Hilo Bay. Experience a gorgeous view of the whole bay from Coconut Island while splashing and playing in the sandy coves surrounding the small island. Take time to get acquainted with the spirit of Hilo, you'll want to come back again and again. Weather is mild all year long with a range between the lower 70's and the low 80's. The beauty of Hilo would not exist if not for a little rain, usually early mornings and evenings. Enjoy our Rainbows and Waterfalls, but remember we wouldn't have them without the showers. The snow that peaks the mountain in January and February adds to this beautiful town of Hilo. Only 30 minute drive to Volcanoes national park, to enjoy the breathtaking views of the constantly active volcano, Kilauea. Visit the Hilo Coffee Mill and Atkatsuka Orchid Farm on the way. Viewing places give you a chance to see the lava flow, for which you can contact the National park for updates.

Hilo Seaside Restaurant is just across the street, serving all the local fish and freshly farmed trout. Bicycle or walk the ocean stretch and stop at any of the swimming spots or tide pools along the way. Just a short walk from Richardson's Beach, where you'll find some of the best snorkeling around offering plenty of live reefs and interesting reef fish to explore.

This 'Ocean stretch' is perfect for morning walks, jogging or biking. You'll enjoy the exercise available at this condominium location.

Please note: Please call the owner at the contact number below to confirm current information on availability.

10% discount offered to returning guests.

Keywords: Condominium, relax, adventure, getaway, swim, beaches, wi fi, viewsm, snorkeling, walking, turtles

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
My mom and I had a great time relaxing at the lagoon and watching the turtles. Everything about the unit was fantastic, and stocked with everything you'd need on a vacation. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will tell our friends about the place!
Oct 2012
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Donna

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I've enjoyed living on the Big Island for over 34 years now. I call it my home and it has been home to my 3 grown children as well. We all love surfing, canoe paddling and swimming. I think you'll see why the town of Hilo has such an alure especially if you enjoy life at a casual pace. I am a licensed Realtor here and constantly stay in touch with the happenings of this island. I hope you'll love it as much as I do!

Donna purchased this condo in 2002

I purchased the unit specifically for a vacation rental. It's a great spot in Hilo; the weather is the very best in this area and you are steps away from the ocean. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I enjoy living in Hawaii and enjoying the ocean activities. I've recently remodeled the unit and I keep it updated regularly for my guests.

If you've ever wished you could see a Green Sea Turtle right up close; this is your chance. But, please be aware that the turtles are endangered and you can't feed them or touch them. You have a great ocean view right off your lanai where you can enjoy sunrises and lovely evening lights.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Swim with the Turtles, 2 BR Unit with Wifi, 4 Mi. to Downtown
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
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Swim with the Turtles, 2 BR Unit with Wifi, 4 Mi. to Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112172vb
+1 808-987-6543
Keaukaha Hilo District
Laguna Niguel, CA
5

PERFECT SPOT IN HILO

  • 5 of 5
The condo is very nice, clean, and right next to Carlsmith Beach Park. It just took a couple minutes to walk from the condo's door to a pool with overly friendly, huge turtles. You are supposed to stay 20 feet away from them, but someone forgot to tell these turtles that. This was also the perfect base to see Volcano NP and Akaka Fall and beyond. The cruise ships come in, but it didn't make the small historic downtown area too busy. Lots of food stores and restaurants a short drive away. We hope to stay there again!
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Swim with the Turtles, 2 BR Unit with Wifi, 4 Mi. to Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112172vb
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Keaukaha Hilo District
5

SWIM WITH THE TURTLES

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Hilo in this nice 2 BR unit. Donna was very accomodating with our dates since we left the unit to spend a week on the Kona side of Hawaii. We loved the location, being able to be right on the ocean, swimming with the big sea turtles, hearing the ocean waves at night, walking the area and relaxing in the park like setting. The condo was clean, had all the amenities needed to enjoy our month in Hilo and we would definitely stay there again. Donna was wonderful to work.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Swim with the Turtles, 2 BR Unit with Wifi, 4 Mi. to Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112172vb
+1 808-987-6543
Keaukaha Hilo District
5

CENTRAL LOCATION FOR EAST SIDE OF BIG ISLAND

  • 5 of 5
Excellent choice for a stay on the Big Island, east side. Condo was clean, well equipped, very comfortable. Location was central for exploring the south side of the island, Volcano National Park, the saddle road, the east side and up to the north end, Waipio Valley and Paolo Valley. Hilo is a fun town to explore, great food and friendly people. It is a little touristy when the big boats are in harbor but this is not significant. I enjoyed my stay for 8 days.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Mark for your wonderful review!

It was indeed a pleasure meeting you while on island, and I know you did enjoy your stay as I saw some your your beautiful photography while you were here. I will look forward to your future return with your family, and thank you for your kind words.

Aloha,
Donna
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Swim with the Turtles, 2 BR Unit with Wifi, 4 Mi. to Downtown
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Keaukaha Hilo District
California
5

MY HILO HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
I have been coming to Hilo frequently since 2010 to watch our daughter play soccer at UHH, and have previously stayed at the Hilo Hawaiian, as well as a couple of other condos including one in the same building as this unit. I stayed at this condo 3 times this fall, and will now always check on availability of this one 1st whenever I return. Every visit went without a hitch, the condo has an open feel, a great jungle view from the living room, an ocean/lagoon view from the bedroom, and a 2nd bedroom as well. Everything needed is there waiting for you, the reserved parking spot is right in front, and the complex manager is always around and friendly adding to the already comfortable feeling of security. Never saw a bug, and there is nothing more soothing than the sounds of ocean waves and coqui frogs to lull you to sleep!
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Swim with the Turtles, 2 BR Unit with Wifi, 4 Mi. to Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112172vb
+1 808-987-6543
Keaukaha Hilo District
5

HILO VACATION

  • 5 of 5
The location was great, around 10 minutes from the airport!
The condo was very clean, with comfortable beds, an excellent pool, and had good security. There was a coin operated washer and dryer just outside our room.
The weather in Hilo was better than we expected with mostly sunny days during our stay.
There was so much to do around the condo itself. Outside your door is Carlsmith beach park and down the road was Richardson beach park. At the latter we saw numerous turtles.
We were interested mostly in visiting the different parks to snorkel as well as drive up Mauna Kea for the Amateur telescopes available on certain Saturdays and to Volcanoes National Park. There were numerous waterfalls to be seen as well. The Puna area was also nice with many tidal pools to snorkel in.
We recommend the Akatsuka Orchid farm tour if you're interested in Orchids. The tour is very interesting and the prices are much better than the mainland (and they ship).
The farmers market in town was great for fruits and veggies. I recommend the KTA grocery stores if you're looking for something you can't find at the farmers market.
We stayed in one night and the DVD player was DOA. Donna replaced it the next morning for us. Overall the place was excellent. Mahalo Donna!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Derek for the review! I always try to make everyone comfortabel with their stay. I appreciate you letting me know about the DVD player.

Aloha, and hope to see you again!
Donna
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Swim with the Turtles, 2 BR Unit with Wifi, 4 Mi. to Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p112172vb
+1 808-987-6543
Keaukaha Hilo District
Fair Oaks, California
5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, EVERTHING AS ADVERTISED!

  • 5 of 5
We came to Hilo for our son's graduation at UHH. We originally tried to reserve this unit; however, when the owner informed us that it was booked partially for the days we wanted, she informed us of her 2nd floor unit and immediately provided us with photos. We booked it for our intended week and while I'm always a little weary about the photos representing what's really there, we found it everything as advertised.

While the building itself is on the older side (as with most in Hilo), the unit was upgraded, felt new and surprisingly seemed larger than the 720 sq ft. It was very clean, very comfortable and we felt very secure. Everyone we met there was very friendly.

The location was perfect for our stay. We loved the adjacent park, tidal pools, and the trail through the mini-jungle located immediately behind leading to secluded, scenic shorelines. It was a easy drive, minutes from the airport and downtown Hilo and provided a great base station for exploring the different parts of the island - Hilo, Puna and the Hamakua Coast.

Donna was extrememly accomodating and professional. We need to look no further for our destination for future returns to Hilo.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Aloha Mike!

I hope everyone who visits will take advantage of the wonderful area and what it has to offer. You summed it up nicely, and I thank you for your kind words. I look forward to having you a guest anytime.

Aloha,
Donna
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Beach
Carlsmith Beach park, Richardson Beach Park
Nearest Barpub
Ponds Reset, Coconut Grill or Hilo Seaside
Nearest Restaurant
Ponds, Coconut Grill, Hilo Seaside
Car: recommended

Hilo town is the ultimate relaxation and cultural experience, where else can you visit the farmer's market, view an active volcano, climb the summit of 13,000 feet Mauna Kea to the snow and paddle your own canoe? All in a day, well, maybe not, but you can try. It is all here and much, much more. If you want clean air and clean water, you will find it here. Our night life is not booked as you would find in the big city, but then again, do you care? Our day life certainly is active and after years, you still have not done it all. Take a trip to the Onomea Botanical Gardens, the Volcano Winery, the fabulous Akaka Water Falls, or snorkel outside your door, they are all part of what makes the Big Island a special place

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Availability & Rates

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Keaukaha Condo Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$100
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.4%
Notes Transient Accomodations Tax #W502146

Rate for 2 is $100 nightly. Each person over 2 is $20 a night additional. Check with owner for children's rates.
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Amenities

Keaukaha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
  • 6 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2) These beds are in good condition, fairly new.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
Beach park with swimming and sandy bottom outside your unit.
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