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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath, oceanfront

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.

If your desired dates are taken; please contact me for other units I have in the building.

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

More Details

Owner
Donna
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

About Donna

I've enjoyed living on the Big Island for over 38 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 allure 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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Amenities

Hilo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
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. Pak n Play available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Beach park with swimming and sandy bottom outside your unit.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Swim with the Turtles, 2 BR Unit with Wifi, 4 Mi. to Downtown
average rating of 4.5434785 based on 47 reviews
Canada
3

Adequate for a short stay

  • 3 of 5

This unit needs some TLC, closer attention to cleaning, updating of photos on VRBO, new guest info binder (worn out) with clear codes for wifi access, and a good paint job. It is not as fresh and new as advertised. There is no AC but fans in each BR and ceiling fan in living room. Nice breeze blowing through, though if raining beachside BR window could not be left open. One person kitchen, odd assortment of dishes, microwave in cupboard a bit sketchy.

Location was easy to find, parking was perfect spot, park and beach next door was lovely and refreshing. Good beds, good supply of towels. Nice view from BR window. Lots of beach equipment though we didn't use it. Lovely friendly neighbors! We met quite a few and an adorable cat named Omar! Adequate for short stay, but we would not rent this unit again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views, handy location!

  • 3 of 5

Easy to get to, beautiful surroundings! The beach was great and right outside the door. The condo had everything we needed, great view from the lanai.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peggy. I'm glad you had a reprieve from the cold weather. Come back anytime! Aloha, Donna
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Great location, perfect for exploring Hilo and Volcanos

  • 4 of 5

If you're not looking to spend time in the apartment, but want to explore Hilo and the Volcano national Park, this is just a great place! One morning we swam with the turtles right out front the apartment. There's a pool, a tad chilly but it's there. The unit is clean, no-frills but everything you need is here. Great value for the money.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Flora, Thank you for the clear and honest review. I think you hit it right. Hope to see you again someday. Aloha, Donna
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Nice location!!!!, Very clean, beautiful view. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Prakash, I'm happy you and your family had a good vacation. You are welcome to come back anytime. Aloha, donna
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5

Nice property next to a park. Drive to town only 10-15 minutes.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed it. Nice walking trails and turtle areas adjacent.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Donna
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convenient atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

It was clean and tidy place.

My mom likes to cook at the kitchen and every gadgets she needed were there!

Carl smith beach park is next to this apartment.

So all you need to do to see sea turtle is to get up early in the morning and just walk to the beach!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as a guest. I hope to have you return sometime. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Aloha, Donna
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Map

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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Seaside Restaurant (across the street)
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Hwy 11
Nearest Restaurant
Seaside Rest ,Ponds, Coconut Grill, Thai Rest
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

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Rates & Availability

Hilo Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $85
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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