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Oceanfront Hilo, Fantastic Condo, Swim with the Sea Turtles

Bedrooms 1
Space 516 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

The MAUNA LOA SHORES is in HILO; an exceptional town with plenty to do here on the east side of our beautiful island. The Beach Park next door where you can swim with sea turtles is a once in a life experience. 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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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

My son and I really enjoyed staying at this condo. The unit was so homey and comfortable. Aside from the location of the condo itself, you do a great job managing it ; your cleaning stuff does a topnotch job keeping the property super clean and well-stocked (and you almost never hear this from me, as I am extremely picky when it comes to "cleanness") ; the neighbors in the building I ran across were all nice and friendly (one of the ladies from the same floor even showed me where the recycle bin is when I was trying to figure out), and I only have one thing to say to you: thank you and we will definitely call you again should we decide to go back to Hilo for another vacation!

P.S. This email sounds like one of those corny reviews on a travel site, but I simply wanted to send you my personal words of appreciation :)
Feb 2013
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Hilo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) and also there is a full size sofa sleeper couch for a 3rd person
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking


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Oceanfront Hilo, Fantastic Condo, Swim with the Sea Turtles
average rating of 4.8431373 based on 52 reviews

The Quiet Side of Hilo

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Condo From which to Explore Hilo and the Eastern Coast of the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

This Mauna Loa Shores Condo was in a great location - away from busy downtown Hilo - on the coast with nice views of the shore and greenery. It was adjacent to a nice beach area that was supposed to have turtles and good snorkeling but we were so busy that we never got a chance to verify that.

The unit itself very well equipped and had a nice lanai looking out over the trees to the ocean. We enjoyed picking up foods from the farmers market and poke from Suisan to eat in the apartment.

Terry, the property manager, was terrific. He was very responsive and provided great instructions regarding the apartment as well as great recommendations on what to do and where to eat. He was also very accommodating about letting us leave our luggage there early and checking out a little later than usual.

As mentioned in the VRBO and other descriptions, don't let the drab exterior keep you away from this very nice unit in Mauna Loa Shores. We would definitely go back to this unit. as well as Mauna Loa Shores in general.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swimming with the Turtles

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind words. Bed is a standard queen size bed which has been fine for most folks. The location, amenities, our Big Island can not be beat. STILL so much to see and do. YOU won't be disappointed :)
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Very nice, clean, and comfortable. Would stay here again, too.

  • 5 of 5

Adjacent to a beach park, perfect for a morning swim in the protected lagoon.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo. The Swim with the Turtles is one of the highlights of anyones voyage to our Big Island.
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Great property with nice views and right on the ocean front

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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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Other Activities: Spelunking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $300

Holiday rates and Merrie Monarch are higher, email for quote. cleaning fee $85

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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