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Watch the Whales from comfortable penthouse apartment!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 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 - Reservations Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Watch the Whales from comfortable penthouse apartment!
average rating of 4.6 based on 30 reviews

Terri view from lanai and bedroom

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable with a terrific view from the lanai and bedroom.

Highlight of Hilo is the adventure to the end of Highway 130, renting bikes and then walking towRds ocean to watch new lava flow into the ocean!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was everything it was supposed to be and more. The view from our lanai was amazing! The place was very quiet, which we thoroughly liked. The condo was very clean and well stocked. We liked that it wasn't right in Hilo, but it was close.

Randall kept us in the loop as to how to contact him, and if not him, his backup. He answered my questions promptly.

Across the street was The Seaside Restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was great! It is only open for dinner. Our meal plus the scenery was wonderful.

The beaches around the condo and up and down the street were amazing and maintained very well. Any other sight seeing took some travel time to get there, but not so far away that it took the whole day.

We would stay there again and I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great view next to amazing turtle cove

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse was very nice, clean, and good location. It is on the Carl Smith Cove which is amazing for interacting w/turtles. We were lucky enough to meet a local woman who knew the story of each turtle and explained that one of them was rehabilitated which explained why he was super friendly - and that helped make him less intimidating (because he was BIG!). A word to those afraid of heights: the walkways of the condo are open-air, so we hugged the walls going/in out :)

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views and convenient location off of Carlsmith beach. You can hear the ocean waves and birds chirping. The condo is cozy and casual. The Seaside restaurant across the street was convenient and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Location

  • 5 of 5

This property is so close to the bay that you can swim with the turtles all day! The bird's eye view from this seventh floor condo is to die for; 180 degrees of lush greenery and white caps. At night the sounds of birds, frogs, and crickets is symphonic. The building itself is a bit dated, but well kept up and secure with friendly tenants. The pool is very clean. Inside the condo has great beds and comfortable cotton bedding. The fridge is a bit old, but functions fine. You will need to bring out your own trash and do your dishes before you leave. The owner, Randall was quick to respond to any questions/concerns. It is obvious that he enjoys sharing his wonderful condo with guests. I would love to return and I would recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! I do, indeed, enjoy hosting guests and making sure they are comfortable and have plenty of information for enjoying their stay. We do our best to keep the condo 'fresh' and up to date. The fridge is on our list to replace at some point. The salt air takes it's toll on all metal appliances within a couple of years so we try to work with what we have as long as it's fully operational. So Pleased you had a good time! a hui hou! Randall and Donna
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I'd stay again!

  • 4 of 5

Hello, We stayed for 10 nights at this very nice Hilo property. We'd stay again. Here's why:

1--The condo was very, very close to the sea; we just walked over to the park. Wonderful views and sounds of the surf.

2--It offered a clean & deep pool.

3--The unit was really clean & nicely decorated.

4-- It had ceiling fans and floor fans.

5--There were toiletries in the bathroom (leftovers from other gusts; very nice).

6--There were beach chairs, beach towels, and a cooler for us to use.

Three ways to make the condo a bit better:

1--Add a few DVDs for guests to watch.

2--Provide hooks and drying racks for wet towels and swim suits.

3--Have a radio available.

Again, many thanks for a good stay! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Those are great ideas. Thanks... I'll follow through on all three of your suggestions this weekend. aloha! Randall
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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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Dec 21 2016 - Mar 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Merrie Monarch 2017
Mar 29 2017 - Apr 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Hilo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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