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OCEANFRONT, SWIM, SNORKEL, SEA TURTLES!

Mozela Dundas

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Mozela Dundas

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014
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OCEANFRONT, SWIM, SNORKEL, SEA TURTLES!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Keaukaha Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 1 Bath (sleeps 4) Condo Spectacular Ocean, Park, And Mountain View

E Komo Mai (Welcome) to the Hilo oceanfront condo, Hale Honohonu. Everyone knows that every Hawaiian home (hale) has to have a name! 'Hono'( for calm) and honu'( for sea turtle) are Hawaiian words that perfectly describe what you will discover just steps from your vacation hale--wonderfully calm water and tame sea turtles. Hilo is 'old-style' Hawaii. Although you won't find resort glitz and action here, we think you will like the fresh breeze off the ocean and an opportunity to explore Hilo at a leisurely pace.

Our condo is a corner, end unit which has a great view of the ocean and Keaukaha Beach Park/Carl Smith Beach park. On clear days, you can see Mauna Kea and smoke rising from the volcano in the distance. Carl Smith is the home of green sea turtles, very friendly creatures who often swim right up to visitors to say 'Aloha' (just remember that as visitors we respect their space and don't approach them, rather we wait for them to approach us). Our comfortably furnished lanai provides hours of viewing pleasure.

The sandy ocean lagoon is protected from the ocean waves by a natural reef. Spring water bubbles up from the lava formations. As a result, this is one of the Big Island's best snorkeling locations--sea turtles, wrasses and the humuhumunukunukuapua'a fish! Bring your own gear or use our fins and mask to explore this natural wonder. We have it on 'local' authority that the spring water has natural healing properties--believers or not, we always feel great after a swim! The park grounds are quite picturesque with brackish lagoons and open expanses of green grass--perfect for after swim lounging. Picnic ocean-side with our beach towels, chairs, and cooler.

Many visitors underestimate the size of the Big Island, and as a consequence, don't realize that Volcanoes National Park is well over 2 hours drive from Kailua Kona. However, the park is only 30 minutes from Hilo. There is so much to see and do on the East and South side of the island that is often missed in 'just a day trip' to Hilo. Waipio'o Valley, Akaka Falls, Hawaii Tropical Garden at Onomea Bay, Imiloa Planetarium, historic Hilo town, Liliuokalani Park, Coconut Island, Panaewa Zoo, Smithsonian connected Lyman Museum, Kapoho tidal pools(another outstanding snorkeling spot), and Mauna Kea observatories and visitors' center--are all close by.

After a full day of snorkeling or exploring the East and South side of the Big Island, settle into your comfortable king size bed and let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep. Our condo is a two bedroom, one bathroom unit. Each bed has a 2013 Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress set.

For those meals you wish to enjoy in your hale, there is a fully equipped kitchen. The Hilo Farmers' Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays is a great place to get local fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, salsas--the list is endless. For your dining pleasure, Hilo has a great selection of restaurants for a town its size--one of the best seafood restaurants is right across the street!

It would be our pleasure to be your hosts for your Big Island vacation. I live in Hilo, and personally manage Hale Honohonu, and love to assist our guests in planning a great vacation!

Mahalo, Mozela Dundas, Manager Hale Pikake, LLC

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mozela Dundas (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 26, 2014

About Mozela Dundas

My name is Mozela Dundas. I live in Hilo and personally manage Hale Honohonu I and II. Originally from Texas, my husband, Glenn, and I adopted Hawaii as our home state in 2012.

Mozela Dundas purchased this condo in 2013

Why Mozela Dundas chose Keaukaha

Hale Honohonu is nestled in the lush surroundings of Carl Smith Park. This well-maintained beach park is home to calm waters (hono) and friendly sea turtles (honu). We swim and snorkel here often and love sharing it with our guests.

What makes this condo unique

Hilo is 'old-style' Hawaii--sleepy and local and our location epitomizes that spirit, that feeling. Hale Honohonu is perfect for guests who have a love of nature, a sense of adventure, and an aloha spirit. If you enjoy swimming, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, wave watching, reading, or taking it easy this is the place for you.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront, swim, snorkel, sea turtles!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
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Oceanfront, swim, snorkel, sea turtles!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454936vb
-903-724-5063
Keaukaha Hilo District
Simi Valley, CA
5

Felt like home

  • 5 of 5
We had the best time. This condo is perfect. The setting around the condo is beautiful. I highly recommend staying here, there's no need to keep searching. I looked & looked for days to find a place to stay. So happy we made this choice. The owners are very helpful & they respond to your needs right away. Very cozy place. Everything we needed was there, including shampoo & conditioner, big bottles. Like I said, just like home.
Stay here, stop looking. Try the Seaside Restaurant across the street, amazing fresh seafood. Had the time of our lives and intend on going back next year.....
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront, swim, snorkel, sea turtles!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454936vb
-903-724-5063
Keaukaha Hilo District
Oakland, CA
5

We Cannot Wait to Return!

  • 5 of 5
We had the most wonderful time in Hilo thanks in large part to Glen and Mozela's beautifully decorated, equipped-with-everything-we-needed condo (they even have a picnic bag!!) We were a group of 2 adults and 2 seven year old girls. The beach park, just steps outside the condo complex's back gate, was AMAZING! We did get to see sea turtles and we spent a lot of time underwater with our goggles admiring the tropical fish in the clear water. The beach park is perfect for kids because the water is shallow in most places and because it is enclosed in lava rock, which kept the water calm and wave-free. The location was great for visiting the Volcano Park, Akaka Falls, the Hilo Farmers Market, a shaved ice place we loved called Brain Freeze, and a great restaurant called Cafe Pesto (among so many other fun things!!!) The condo itself was SO comfortable. We loved returning to it after our adventures and just hanging out at it all day long and lounging. The beds were very comfortable. One reviewer thought the lack of air conditioning was a problem, but we were fine and it was around 90 degrees throughout our visit (this is coming from a person who can barely handle 80 degrees dry heat in Oakland, CA). The apartment definitely stays cool compared to the outdoors, and the bedrooms have fans. We all slept like babies :) Thank you Glen and Mozela! We are saving up to return next year!
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront, swim, snorkel, sea turtles!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454936vb
-903-724-5063
Keaukaha Hilo District
4

Roberta R.

  • 4 of 5
The condo was just as described. The views were amazing! The location is wonderful, if you are looking for a place away from the tourist areas and close to where the locals like to relax. We did not see any turtles in the area, and we did not really enjoy swimming in the cove behind the condo -- it was cold and rocky. But that was okay because there were plenty of other areas on the island to swim. The cold and rocks did not seem to bother others, so I guess we are just used to warmer waters. The condo was a great place to serve as our base for exploring the island. It is well kept and clean. Beds were comfortable, and the fans were much appreciated. Ken's House of Pancakes was a favorite eating spot, very close by. We visited the Kona side and felt that Hilo was much more laid back and much less touristy, but we enjoyed both experiences. Thank you, Mozela, for providing us with a fantastic family vacation spot for the week!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Oceanfront, swim, snorkel, sea turtles!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454936vb
-903-724-5063
Keaukaha Hilo District
Sonora, CA
5

8/20/14

  • 5 of 5
The condo overlooks Carlsmith Beach Park, coffee with a view anytime of day. In the distance, through the tree-tops you can see the Hilo coast. The park is full of inlets and pools amid the green grasses. The building is older, but the condo is nicely appointed, clean and welcoming. Downstairs is the pool, and a gate to take a shortcut into the park. The ocean here feeds in to a little bay that is more like a swimming pool, with sea turtles and some snorkeling, A lovely way to spend safe time at the beach.You will feel safe swimming with children or older people here, and the park fills with local families on the weekend. A gourmet restaurant within walking distance across the street. A great place when you visit Hilo!!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Oceanfront, swim, snorkel, sea turtles!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454936vb
-903-724-5063
Keaukaha Hilo District
5

Wonderful Location!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved staying so close to Carlsmith Beach Park, it was literally like having an amazing swimming spot right in our front yard. The park allows for great swimming conditions (with plenty of turtles!) for all levels of swimmers. The condo was well-stocked, and the owner was helpful and friendly. The condo was close to the Hilo city center, Volcanoes National Park, and Mauna Kea- all three were an easy drive away.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Oceanfront, swim, snorkel, sea turtles!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454936vb
-903-724-5063
Keaukaha Hilo District
Dallas, Texas
5

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently returned from a 4 day stay in Hilo. This condo was just as advertised. It was a wonderful location. Easy to town, easy to the volcano. Waking up each morning to the sound of the birds and the waves in the bay was very relaxing. On the days of the stay there was maintenance being done on the grounds and the owner through her own actions made accommodations for us. We even saw the sea turtles on two separate occasions. I would definitely recommend this condo.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 11 nad Hwy 19
Nearest Restaurant
Seaside
Nearest Beach
Keaukaha Beach. Carl Smith Park.
Car: recommended

Many visitors underestimate the size of the Big Island, and as a consequence, don't realize that Volcanoes National Park is well over 2 hours drive from Kailua Kona. However, the park is only 30 minutes from Hilo, and our Hale Honohonu. There is so much to see and do on the East and South side of the island that is often missed in 'just a day trip' to Hilo. Waipio'o Valley, Akaka Falls, Hawaii Tropical Garden at Onomea Bay, Imiloa Planetarium, historic Hilo town, Liliuokalani Park, Coconut Island, Panaewa Zoo, Smithsonian connected Lyman Museum, Kapoho tidal pools(another outstanding snorkeling spot), and Mauna Kea observatories and visitors' center--are all close by.

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Keaukaha Condo Rental Rates

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$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes Hawaii Tax ID #W93825778-01
100% cancellation refund >30 days prior to check in; 0% <30 days to check in

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Amenities

Keaukaha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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