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Hilo oceanside, in heart of beaches.Quiet, cool, best views.3 mi from downtown

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

1 BR, 1 BA with BEST ocean view . In the Beach district , 3 miles from Hilo


180 degree unobstructed panoramic ocean view , with wave sounds as a bonus !, plus sunrises and sunsets that fill every room. Added mirrors all around reflect the gorgeous view.

Firm yet cushy pillow top Queen bed is hard to get out of , with spectacular sunrises and a panoramic ocean view to wake up to right at your feet. Waves crashing below enhance a deep, superb sleep. Wide wood blinds and Shoji doors block light, if that is your preference.

Morning sun is perfect for breakfast on the lanai, which then gets shaded as the sun gets higher and warmer. Excellent for afternoon lounging and dinner at luxurious temperatures.

Thick granite counters throughout, cherry cabinets and flooring. Well lit, with dimmers so you can see the view at night . LOADS of closets !

WIF dedicated to this condo only I, Cable tv, dvd, cd/MP3 player.

Top of the line kitchen appliances, inc. convection oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, blender, mixer, rice maker

Strong shower on adjustable arm, with infinite hot water. Grab bar for safety !

Located in Hilo's sunnier Banana Belt , surrounded by wonderful beaches for several miles, directly caressed by the breezes from the ocean just below . 2 silent overhead fans keep the temperature perfect .

Telescope provided for whale , dolphin, turtle, and surfer watching. Lots of books and brochures to help you plan where to go each day.

Covered, assigned parking space , just for you..

All linens supplied, including beach towels , and snorkel set.

Full size, well supplied kitchen, with convection oven and 5 burners, microwave, toaster oven, blender, mixer, crock pot, rice cooker, coffee maker, coffee grinder, baking pans, ceramic cooking pans, wine glasses, picnic ware,and much more.

This location is great ! In the lushness near downtown Hilo, yet far enough away to not be in traffic or car noise. Excellent restaurants are very nearby, as well as numerous beaches to choose from, including Richardson's surf beach- which you can watch from the lanai. In 5 minutes, you can be in downtown Hilo for more restaurants, museums, shopping, shows, and the wonderful Farmers Market where you will find a huge variety of exotic fruits and flowers, home made food, and crafts while being serenaded by music outdoors. Suisan Fresh Fish Market is 2 miles away, where you choose from multiple catches of the day and add deli combinations from their counter of pokes ( seafood salad ) and seafood cocktails for superb meals at home.

5 miles north puts you on the Hawaii Belt road and many miles of spectacular coastline viewing, as well as trails to walk and gardens to visit. You will pass Mauna Kea and the Parker Ranch once you turn inland, and then can head south to Kona for a day on the other side of the island.

Go south 20 miles to visit Volcano National Park with its trails and lava tubes to explore,excellent museum, live volcano, and eat at the incredible Volcano House Hotel where Mark Twain used to visit, then go to the town of Volcano with its Volcano Winery ( taste the honey macadamia wine...) .

Even further south are the Black Sand Beach, and the Green Sand Beach- always lots of huge turtles here, and Captain Cook- a beautiful little town south of Kona.

Diving, snorkeling, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, stand-up-paddleboarding, surfing and lava viewing tours are all around. Watch whales up close and personal with a guided tour ( or from the lanai ). Take a night snorkeling tour in Kona to watch Mantas feeding. Visit macadamia nut or coffee farms, and savor the samples.

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Hilo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • New granite and stainless sink in cherry counter, separate from the shower and toilet. Shower has curved rod with gorgeous art deco ocean and seahorse cloth curtain, adjustable height removable showerhead, plus grab bar for safety. Newly remodeled ! Great water pressure !
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • MASTER bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen bed with 180 degree ocean views. Extremely comfortable mattress ! Fall asleep lulled by the ocean waves below. Lots of closets ! Bedroom can be left open as a studio, or closed off with Shoji doors.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Hilo oceanside, in heart of beaches.Quiet, cool, best views.3 mi from downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A view you want every day

  • 5 of 5

The condo is really nice and the view is to die for. It is hard to leave the place. It has everything you need for a great stay. It is easy to go everywhere for a long visit.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I really do not want to write a 5-star review as we would like to come back here again, but I have to give credit where credit is due!

We have been in Hilo for about 9 months and this is the 5th place we have stayed since my husband is working temporarily in Hilo and this is by far the BEST. I'm hoping that should he need to extend his stay for another 3 months, this unit will become available.

The view is breathtaking, the condo is spotless, and the owner has been very very accommodating! She responded to our concerns timely either by email, text, or phone call. This listing was spot on. Everything in proper working order. Property was clean and it is very well maintained.

Hilo is a great place. The locals here are very down-to-earth, low-key people. They are accommodating and friendly as ever, always willing to help. We have met some condo owners in this building and everyone has been super friendly.

You will not be disappointed with this unit...I promise!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I hesitate to write a 5 star review for my guests, because I want to make sure they come back and nobody else snaps them up ! But then again I know I have them hooked, so whenever my place is available, they can have it. It has been a real pleasure being your hostess and I am so happy that you enjoyed my place. You are family now, and that is your second home...
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Million Dollar View, great kitchen and furnishings

  • 5 of 5

The listing and photos were spot on accurate. It has an amazing ocean view, we saw sea turtles daily from our lanai and even pods of spinner dolphins a few times. Owner provides a nice telescope for better viewing as well. Kitchen was extraordinary compared to most rentals: Knives were chef quality and sharp; fantastic porcelain cookware; 5 burner gas stove; full fridge; toaster oven & microwave. Owner was very helpful and immediately responsive to any questions we had (and we were there for 7 weeks). Would absolutely recommend to friends and family (in fact, have done so and friends are staying later this year as a result). Convenient to downtown Hilo (about 10 minute drive) and located between the two nicest beaches on the Windward Coast of the Big Island, Carlsmith and Richardson beaches.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Oceanview

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for me, and I felt like it was worth the $$. I stayed here while I was in Hilo for 6 months. First and most importantly, the view is breathtaking. The sunrise is beautiful. I loved waking up in the morning to a stunning sunrise and the sound of the birds chirping. At night, the sound of frogs helped me drift asleep. Since I was here for awhile, the things I liked the most was the full-kitchen, washer/dryer in the unit, and the assigned parking space. The beaches are within walking distance, and downtown is just a short drive from the condo. The room is very clean and nicely decorated.. The chair and the hammock on the lanai was my favorite especially in the early evening. Julie, the owner, is absolutely wonderful, and I was always able to contact her easily via email. She gave me lots of info about the room. She is also full of advice and recommendations on what to do, and how to enjoy the Big Island. I'd definitely stay here again, and recommend this place to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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I don't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We just moved to Hawaii, and this condo was our home for the first 4 weeks. And I am not at all looking forward to leaving. We have been spoiled by how nice the condo is and how beautiful the view is and how close the ocean is. It is really making it difficult to find a long term rental as every place we see, we compare to this one, and the others just come up short.

I would definitely stay here again, even though we will be living in Hawaii permanently. I'm telling all my friends and family they need to stay here when they come to visit.

The kitchen is perfect, there's a washer and dryer and a dishwasher. The complex is pretty quiet with covered parking and I love falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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So much to do around Hilo

  • 5 of 5

I found this condo to be the perfect home base for my trip to the Big Island. The view totally took my breath away and the sound of the ocean lulled me to sleep at night. The furnishings are very comfortable and I spent many hours relaxing on the Lanai and enjoying the amazing view. The floor plan of this condo is well though out and easy to live in with ample storage areas. I enjoy cooking and found the kitchen to be very well appointed! I also appreciated the attention to details that Julie (the owner) has done to make her guests feel at home. I met several neighbors and was warmly welcomed. This condo is in a quiet and relaxed area of Hilo with lots of nearby parks for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, boogie boarding, surfing, relaxing and people watching. Plus, it's easy to get out of Hilo for day trips. I spent time exploring Puna, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Kohala Coast. Kona is nice for a day or so but I was glad to leave this touristy area with heavy traffic and retreat back to Hilo where I felt very much at home. After dinner at the condo one evening, I was fortunate to see a pod of dolphins just off shore. Julie has a telescope in the living room that brought them into close view. After watching them for about 20 minutes, I saw a whale spout in the distance. So nice! I did so many fun activities and had a wonderful stay here. I'll definitely be returning and highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Julie Blenn
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Julie Blenn

I have lived in spectacularly beautiful places all my life, and now seek them out as places to have my vacation rentals, where I also visit for several months/ year. I visited Hawaii a number of times, then lived in the small town of Volcano for 6 months and always wanted to come back to the east side of the Big Island, so now my dream is coming true, and I get to share that with you ! I hike, swim, dive, kayak, snorkel, savor good sushi, and love to photograph, and it's all right here !!

I have been in the guest and tourist industry my whole life, so making people happy with my rentals is a natural . I have owned gorgeous vacation rentals since 2005 !

Julie Blenn purchased this condo in 2015

Why Julie Blenn chose Hilo

THE VIEW !!!! And the peace and quiet, punctuated by the crashing waves . I love the proximity of all the great swimming, snorkeling, and surfing places all around, plus Hilo and lots of fabulous restaurants are very close. I looked at 14 other condos before choosing this one, which I immediately fell in love with.

What makes this condo unique

Best view of any of the condos in town, including the ones in this development. The lanai gets the morning sun, then gets shaded after the sun gets high- perfect for enjoying breakfast, and hanging out on later . Central to recreation, restaurants, museums, shopping, botanical gardens, close to Volcano Park, yet distant enough to be in the country. Also, my guests tell me it is the best maintained one they have seen !

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I were very fortunate to spend our first anniversary in this wonderful condo. It was the most spectacular home you can imagine. The view was something out of a dream. The crashing waves on the rocks below would help sing you to sleep each night, as well as the coqui frogs. In the morning you are greeted with a beautiful sunrise and at night with a sunset you can only imgine. Did I mention the soft bed? WE wanted to take it home with us.

The whole unit was so quiet and well kept. We met friendly people-   vacationers and owners at the refreshing pool. The condo is so close to everything. The market is only a few minutes away and is a must. So many things to see and do if you can drag yourself away from Oceanside Delight.

You can tell when you walk in that Julie loves and has pride in her home and enjoys sharing it with others. We were fortunate to meet her before we left. What a delight she is. We now call her FRIEND.

If you are looking for a wonderful place to call home for a while THIS IS THE PLACE.


By the way this a FIVE STAR CONDO ALL THE WAY!!!
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Hilo International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Mauna Kea, occasionally !
Nearest Beach
just below the condo

Hilo Farmers Market and the Fish Market are not to be missed ! Volcano National Park, where you can sometimes see flowing lava, is 20 minutes south. Lots of hiking and history, lava tubs, and a great restaurant there.Green Sands and Black Sands beaches , Kona 2 hours across the island, north part of the island is lush with huge waterfalls and steep canyons . Parker Ranch and Mauna Kea are nearby. Mauna Kea has the world's clearest Observatory !


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

30 DAY MINIMUM, required by this particular condo association. After 30 days, you can add by the day, as many days as you would like. This website is not set up to show that minimum in the rates, so I have to put it here. Sorry for any confusion !

Room Tax added to total 13.4%

Final cleaning $130 added to agreement. If more than 4 hours cleaning is needed, it will be charged at $30/ hour. Touchup cleaning can be arranged .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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