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Watch the Whales from comfortable penthouse apartment!

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Panoramic Views of Ocean from Penthouse Apartment

New Ownership as of May 20th! What is already will soon be even nicer!

The condo is super comfortable top floor, two bedroom apartment with lanai and panoramic ocean views and cathedral ceilings. Pool on grounds; Carl Smith County Beach Park immediately adjacent to the building is a lovely park with many coconut palms and swimming lagoons that are protected from ocean waves by a coral reef. Every one comments about swimming with the sea turtles there! The condo is near to downtown Hilo/shopping and services. 2 bedroom/1 bath/ full kitchen; covered lanai; elevator building; designated parking spot. 35 miles to Volcano National Park; 15 miles to Akaka falls (440 feet high), 50 miles to Waipio Valley, 35 miles to Waiopae Tide pool sea park.

Please ask about children under 12.

More Details

Property Manager
Randall Duryea - Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017


Hilo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Full bathroom; with Tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms. Master Bedroom has a queen bed and Ocean Views. Second bedroom has two twin size beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • reefs
The condo is immediately next to Carlsmith Beach park, a lovely ocean park of green grass and lava rocks leading large lagoons that are protected from the high surf. Many guests comment how fun it is to swim here with sea turtles larger than your arms outstretched! Directly across the street is one of Hilo's legacy restaurants, popular with locals, the Seaside. Volcano National Park is 33 miles. Akaka Falls (440 feet high) is 18 miles. Several zip lines are within 25 miles; Rainbow Falls, Hilo Farmer's Market are right in town; Mauna Kea (Astronomy) visitors station is about 45 miles. HIlo Airport (helicopter tours of the active volcano) is 5 miles.


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average rating of 4.6216216 based on 37 reviews

The view was amazing!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the condo. The view from the balcony (lanai) was incredible. We visited several other beach parks in the area, and we thought Carlsmith (right next to the condo) was the best by far. The condo's kitchen was stocked very well with supplies which was very nice. We had some concern before we came with the unit not having A/C, but were pleasantly surprised that with the fans and open screened windows, we slept very comfortably. We were also fortunate to have several sunny days during out stay (which I believe is unusual for Hilo)! I would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our weather is actually far less rainy than the weather reports or our rainfall-average would suggest. Though we do get some rainy stretches during the year... not at all predictable.... most of our rainfall comes either at night or in short periods during the day. This morning is typical.... we had a hard rain before dawn, a sunny sunrise, then rain again for about 3 hours. It's 10:30 AM now and it's deliriously gorgeous and sunny. It will likely remain sunny for the next several hours. Our days will often unfold like this with hours of sun and intermittent showers, during the day followed again by rain again at nightfall or at night. It's what keeps the Hilo side green and beautiful!
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Beautiful view!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! Condo was nice and clean. The beds were very comfortable. Location was great! It was close to stores and airport! Will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Again I am amazed with my stay at this condo! Love the turtles, access and nature. It's so close.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well cared for. Appreciate arrival details and recommendations. Will stay here in my near future.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful view to the water below. Comfortable bed, and easy access to the park next door.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sipping Kona coffee and watching whales

  • 5 of 5

The first thing you notice from the living area and master bedroom is the view of the ocean and ocean park below! The condo is well set up with great views. The sound of the ocean on the north side and view of departing aircraft to the southwest make you loose track of time quickly. The Carlsmith beach park below is just one of many beautiful locations to snorkel, picnic of just sit and watch the turtles. Just standing on the walkway overlooking the Lokowaka pond calms you and readies you for vaction.

The kitchen has everything you need to prep your own food and Randall sent an information package including local farmers markets and natural food locations so you will want to enjoy the local offerings from the Hilo farmers market! If there is one thing I would say is needed, the kitchen bar could use two stools for seating at light meals. Furniture is well kept, bright and keeps the tropical look to match the decor.

The two bed rooms provide a great deal of space for storage, nice closet space and comfortable beds. Large screened windows and fans make these rooms a great place to stretch out, listen to the sounds of the ocean and relax after hiking the volcano area about 35 minutes away.

The condo area is clean and well maintained. The property manager is very nice and always making sure the area looks great. A recycling room, restrooms and pool area on ground level are secure and locked, you have a key to open them and access the elevator area late in the day as well as key access to the lobby floor elevator. You get a great feeling of safety.

Randall is prompt with any questions and support. Any email was returned in minutes to a few hours (remember the time zone difference, its 5-6 hours from the east coast). He even offered to find some gluten free restaurants for us since one of us had a food allergy. You can tell he is proud of the condo and area.

Sitting on the balcony watching whales in the ocean was the perfect wrap up for our vacation. The condo provides a great location, close access to great beach parks and some of the best of Hawaii a short distance away or just a location to sip a cup of local coffee and take in the sounds and smells of the island . This will be a place we go back to!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited in mid-February and really enjoyed our stay. The unit is well maintained and very clean. Location was also a huge plus; we were just a short drive away from a lot of fun (and tasty!) restaurants. Check-in and check-out was very easy and our deposit was returned quickly. Property description and photos of are all accurate (the view is amazing in the morning!!). We would love to stay again some day!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Beach
Carl Smith Beach Park


Rates & Availability

Hilo Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

4 guests maximum. No pets. No smoking. Courtesy is expected from all our guests in terms of other residents in the apartment building. This is especially important in respect to television, music playing or unreasonably loud conversation.. in plain english, no yelling, please. Registered Guests ONLY may be at the premises. If you would like to invite guests over, please let us know.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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