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Speaks: english

Swim with the Turtles, 2 BR Unit with Wifi, 4 Mi. to Downtown

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Hilo District 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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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Donna (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Donna

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

Why Donna chose Hilo District

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

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!
Sep 2012
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Swim with the Turtles, 2 BR Unit with Wifi, 4 Mi. to Downtown
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 34 reviews
Urbana, IL

Wonderful beach house

  • 5 of 5

Turtle watch was lovely - very comfortable and clean and spacious with so many thoughtful conveniences. This is one of the first houses we've stayed at that actually had enough plates and utensils for a large party or extended family. We made good use of the hammock, deck chairs, books and boogie boards. For some reason there are no screens on the windows and it would have been nice to have those open sometimes but we made up for it by spending a lot of time on the screen porch. It was a truly wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura, I appreciate your review. This location is a rare treat for those who enjoy the ocean in it's natural form, instead of Waikiki. The note about no screens is puzzling to me. So, I went over to check it out. Sure enough, there are screens on all the windows; I guess you may have been thinking the big plate glass window would have a screen? But, that is a fixed window , and the other sliding windows all have screens. Aloha, Donna
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Short but Sweet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights & we were very comfortable. We were out enjoying Hilo & the surrounding areas most of our visit only returning to the condo to sleep but we were comfortable while we were at the condo. The directions were good although in the dark it was hard to tell the building was green but since we were on the 4th floor I knew the building would be tall & that it was on the ocean side of the road which helped us find it. There was a small issue with parking when we arrived which Donna had not been warned about but was remedied very quickly with one call to Donna.

We would definitely return here if we come to Hilo again.

Thank you Donna!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome! That's what its all about....enjoy yourselves while you're away from all the cares of home. I'm glad you had a pleasant experience. I know there are new signs in the making for the building, and that should help everyone. Thank you for our review, and I look forward to having you return! Aloha, Donna
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. We flew into Hilo, made the very quick drive to the condo, changed into our swimsuits, and walked next door to the park to swim with the turtles. Such a great way to start our trip!

The condo had everything we needed and was very comfortable and clean. Internet worked great, parking spot was right next to the elevators, everyone we ran into on the property was super nice, everything was great.

We had never been to Hilo before, and we LOVED it. The people there were very, very friendly and easy to chat with. We rented bikes and explored the town. And we ate a TON of great food in Hilo.

Donna was always immediately available to answer our questions. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! Hilo is really a fun place once you get out of your car and explore the area. We're not Waikiki for sure, and you really don't have to pay much to have a good time . Sounds like you did! Thanks for your review. Donna
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Great spot in Hilo with the turtles

  • 5 of 5

The Mauna Loa Shores was a great spot to stay in Hilo as we explored the Big Island. We loved being so close to the Carlsmith Beach Park and its turtles. The apartment itself was clean, well furnished and had a great kitchen. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's what its all about, leave your worries behind and enjoy the great weather and location of the condo! Glad you had a good time, donna
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Spartanburg, South Carolina

Convenient Hilo location

  • 4 of 5

This condo worked great for us since my husband was working at the hospital in Hilo for the week. The condo was clean, safe & had everything we needed. It was hot the week we were there so AC would have been nice, but there were fans in every room. We did have a problem with little black beetles that seemed to be getting in around the screens. They didn't bite or anything; just a little annoying. Otherwise great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karlene, I'm glad the condo served it's purpose for your time in Hilo. Every year, there is about a week when we get these little black beetles. They're about the size of a small watermelon seed and they don't bite, or sting or do anything but make themselves visible. They are about gone now, and it's just one of the little signs that we don't control everything in Paradise! Overall, the weather is much cooler now, than in the past summer.....and we're all happy to have the good weather back. Thanks again for the review! Donna
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Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Return Guestsfe

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time at this unit. Our family really enjoys it for the cleanliness, safe/secure, proximity to the ocean, huge sea turtles in the bay and the famous Seaside Restaurant across the street. Hilo downtown is 4 miles away ( that's why locals call the adjacent beach 4 miles)..Donna the owner is responsive to our needs and is very accommodating. We highly recommend staying in this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank Mort! I look forward to having you as a guest again next year! Glad you had a good time in Hilo. Donna
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Ponds Reset, Coconut Grill or Hilo Seaside
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
Ponds, Coconut Grill, Hilo Seaside
Nearest Beach
Carlsmith Beach park, Richardson Beach Park
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


Rates & Availability

Hilo Condo Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.4%

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.

Cancellation policy: Any cancellation prior to 60 days from the date of reservation shall be refundable minus a processing fee of $75.00 No refund after the 60 days has begun. Check in time is 2:30 PM, check out is 10:30 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Hilo District Condo Accommodation and Amenities

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

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