OCEANFRONT, SWIM, SNORKEL, SEA TURTLES!

Mozela Dundas

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Mozela Dundas

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OCEANFRONT, SWIM, SNORKEL, SEA TURTLES!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 our 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. We live in Hilo, and personally manage Hale Honohonu, and love to assist our guests in planning a great vacation!

Mahalo, Glenn and Mozela Dundas

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mozela Dundas (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks english

About Mozela Dundas

We are new residents of the Big Island, having moved from Texas in April 2012. We love our new city and state. We can't wait to share it with you! We personally manage all our properties.

Mozela Dundas purchased this condo in 2013

Why Mozela Dundas chose Keaukaha

We purchased our condo here because it 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 couldn't resist buying the condo when it appeared on the market.

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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

Reviews

4.7
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront, swim, snorkel, sea turtles!
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
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Oceanfront, swim, snorkel, sea turtles!
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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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Oceanfront, swim, snorkel, sea turtles!
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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: 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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, 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
texas
5

hulalady

  • 5 of 5
great location! facility was perfect with 2 bedrooms/kitchen/living room. view of lagoon is the draw.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront, swim, snorkel, sea turtles!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454936vb
-903-724-5063
Keaukaha Hilo District
Houston, TX
2

Not so great

  • 2 of 5
The apartment is in a secluded part of Hilo and the area is not that great. The apartment didn't have AC, so had to bear heat during afternoons, and had to keep windows open during night which caused problems due to mosquitoes and noise. Overall the apartment is fine as described, but i would not go stay again here.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Aloha MG, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. Our condo location is a reflection of what we like best about the Hilo area--secluded, great ocean and park view, slow paced and local, yet just 2 miles from the Hilo Bayfront. The area is definitely not resort-like. The condo does not have a/c, not unlike most places in Hilo and Hawaii. We find the ocean breeze and cooling rains create a comfortable environment. As a corner unit, it is easy to pull in a nice breeze utilizing open windows in the bedrooms and lanai and portable standing fans. A great way to beat any afternoon heat is to plunge into the refreshing ocean just steps from the condo. We checked the window and door screens and found them to be adequate to keep out insects if properly closed. We are sorry that your stay was not to your liking. Mahalo, Mozela
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Hilo International Airport
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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Availability & Rates

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Keaukaha Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
$125
$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
For # guests >2, $10/night
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Amenities

Amenities

Keaukaha Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • 7 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
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