About the property
- Condo516 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
5/17/18 UPDATE!!! The MAUNA LOA SHORES is in HILO - a totally SAFE AREA, NO VOLCANIC THREAT OR CONCERNS HERE. The eruption is 25 miles away. We are open and there is still plenty to do here on the east side. My 45 years as a resident and 41 years as a Realtor here will insure you know where to go and what to do to make it the perfect stay.
Listen to the gentle sounds of the Pacific. Spectacular Views, Total amenities, Next to condo is super park with EZ ocean access; Carlsmith Beach Park, where you can swim with Sea Turtles!!! Fantastic. You will love this condo for your Big Island stay. Full amenities, beautiful. Mauna Loa Shores is now solar powered electric for ECO friendly stay. Ten times better than any of the Hilo Hotels. Popular Mauna Loa Shores condo.. One of the better view units in the bldg. Our condo is your gateway to all Hilo and the Big Island has to offer. Volcano viewing, nature at its finest, whale watching here from Nov-March. Hilo Farmers market, so much more.
Keywords: oceanfront condo
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The Quiet Side of Hilo
After 14 hours of travel to get to the Big Island, we were so happy to get to this condo, which is not far from the Hilo airport, and has easy access to all the amazing sights on the eastern side. Our lanai looked out on a gorgeous lagoon, where we swam before breakfast and dinner each day. We were very happy to make this our home base after full days of hiking and sight-seeing.
Swimming with the Turtles
Beautiful, clean condo with an awesome view. It was rainy, but warm, and we walked all over and especially liked the Turtle Sanctuary. Terry Schonberg, our VRBO contact for this unit, was very responsive to any questions we had and promptly let us know when our security deposit would be refunded. Great customer service! We would go back in a heart beat when the volcanic activity dies down!
great oceanfront location, condo kinda meh
Getting there is not awesome as it is three miles east of downtown Hilo through the industrial section of town. However, Carlsmith Beach Park is in the backyard and was a great place to swim and explore the jungle. The jungle sounds at night were so soothing.
The building itself feels old and a bit rundown. The elevator key sticks. The cinder block walls inside the unit seem a strange choice (but may be necessary in a humid environment). Much more could have been done decoration-wise to make the place beautiful. The electric stove top sucks. The fridge is new but too large for the kitchen (and seems a bit much for a vacation rental. After all, how much food do we need for four days?). I'm not sure much attention is paid to stocking the unit. The kitchen had basic condiments, salt and pepper, but not a grain of sugar. We had plenty of cleaning materials, but ran out of (and had to purchase) toilet paper. The couch was uncomfortable. It felt tilted up too high on the back. Finally, it should be noted that the bedroom is on the street side of the unit. The only ocean view was from the balcony.
Probably next time we'll spend a little more to stay closer to downtown or on the Hamakua Coast.
Mahalo for your suggestions. We will respond shortly.
The condo itself was well maintained.
Bed is tiny, that was the biggest downfall.
The pool area appeared quite run down.
Loved listening to the Rainforest sounds on the deck at night.
We were welcomed with a beautiful bouquet of local flowers. That was a perfect touch!
Mahalo for your kind words. Will respond shortly.
Very nice, clean, and comfortable. Would stay here again, too.
Adjacent to a beach park, perfect for a morning swim in the protected lagoon.
Mahalo. The Swim with the Turtles is one of the highlights of anyones voyage to our Big Island.
Great property with nice views and right on the ocean front
We stayed in Mauna Loa Shores condo for 3 night and really enjoyed it. The apartment was clean, very well maintained, with all the necessary kitchen accessories, nice bed. It was quite easy to follow instructions and retrieve the key from the apartment. Every morning and evening we went to the ocean view park right outside and the view was incredible! It's a great place for swimming and snorkeling as well. Last morning we saw a big turtle swimming around people! Our idea was to visit Volcano national park which is around 30 miles from the condo. Since volcano viewing depends on weather, we had to go there 3 times and it wasn't a very long way. Finally we were able to see the crater and a lot of other interesting places around. We met our hosts Susan and Carl who own apartment in the same building and we were very happy to get to know them. A wonderful couple from Wisconsin! We recommend this place greatly to others. You won't regret about it! Vera, Sergey
Mahalo for your kind words. Please come back. Glad you were able to meet the owners.. They fell in love with Hilo and all are welcome to stay and see why, our big island and this condo are FANTASTIC
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday rates and Merrie Monarch are higher, email for quote. cleaning fee $85