|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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E Komo Mai (Welcome) to the Hilo oceanfront condo, Hale Honohonu. Everyone knows that every Hawaiian home (hale) has to have a name! 'Hono'( for calm) and honu'( for sea turtle) are Hawaiian words that perfectly describe what you will discover just steps from your vacation hale--wonderfully calm water and tame sea turtles. Hilo is 'old-style' Hawaii. Although you won't find resort glitz and action here, we think you will like the fresh breeze off the ocean and an opportunity to explore Hilo at a leisurely pace.
Our condo is a corner, end unit which has a great view of the ocean and Keaukaha Beach Park/Carl Smith Beach park. On clear days, you can see Mauna Kea and smoke rising from the volcano in the distance. Carl Smith is the home of green sea turtles, very friendly creatures who often swim right up to visitors to say 'Aloha' (just remember that as visitors we respect their space and don't approach them, rather we wait for them to approach us). Our comfortably furnished lanai provides hours of viewing pleasure.
The sandy ocean lagoon is protected from the ocean waves by a natural reef. Spring water bubbles up from the lava formations. As a result, this is one of the Big Island's best snorkeling locations--sea turtles, wrasses and the humuhumunukunukuapua'a fish! Bring your own gear or use our fins and mask to explore this natural wonder. We have it on 'local' authority that the spring water has natural healing properties--believers or not, we always feel great after a swim! The park grounds are quite picturesque with brackish lagoons and open expanses of green grass--perfect for after swim lounging. Picnic ocean-side with our beach towels, chairs, and cooler.
Many visitors underestimate the size of the Big Island, and as a consequence, don't realize that Volcanoes National Park is well over 2 hours drive from Kailua Kona. However, the park is only 30 minutes from Hilo. There is so much to see and do on the East and South side of the island that is often missed in 'just a day trip' to Hilo. Waipio'o Valley, Akaka Falls, Hawaii Tropical Garden at Onomea Bay, Imiloa Planetarium, historic Hilo town, Liliuokalani Park, Coconut Island, Panaewa Zoo, Smithsonian connected Lyman Museum, Kapoho tidal pools(another outstanding snorkeling spot), and Mauna Kea observatories and visitors' center--are all close by.
After a full day of snorkeling or exploring the East and South side of the Big Island, settle into your comfortable king size bed and let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep. Our condo is a two bedroom, one bathroom unit. Each bed has a 2013 Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress set.
For those meals you wish to enjoy in your hale, there is a fully equipped kitchen. The Hilo Farmers' Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays is a great place to get local fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, salsas--the list is endless. For your dining pleasure, Hilo has a great selection of restaurants for a town its size--one of the best seafood restaurants is right across the street!
It would be our pleasure to be your hosts for your Big Island vacation. I live in Hilo, and personally manage Hale Honohonu, and love to assist our guests in planning a great vacation!
Mahalo, Mozela Dundas, manager of Hale Pikake, LLC
I am Mozela Dundas. I live in Hilo and personally manage Hale Honohonu I and II. My Husband, Glenn, and I are originally from Texas. We adopted Hawaii as our home state in 2012.
Mozela Dundas purchased this condo in 2013
Hale Honohonu II is nestled in the lush surroundings of Carl Smith Park. This well-maintained beach park is home to calm waters (hono) and friendly sea turtles (honu). We swim and snorkel here often, and can't wait to share it with our guests.
Hilo is 'old-style' Hawaii--sleepy and local and our location epitomizes that spirit, that feeling. Hale Honohonu is perfect for guests who have a love of nature, a sense of adventure, and an aloha spirit. If you enjoy swimming, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, wave watching, reading, or taking it easy this is the place for you.
We were so impressed with this ocean view condo. It had everything we needed and then some. The owner was so easy to work with and has put a lot of extras into this condo. You can tell she really cares. It was roomy for our family of 4. Lots of fans are provided and there is a great breeze. The beds are super comfy. The building felt very safe. Our daughters loved snorkeling and seeing the sea turtles each morning. What an experience. I highly recommend you rent this condo for seeing the Hilo side of the island. I only wish we had planned for an extra night or two. There is so much to see in this beautiful place.
One of the best vacations we have ever had - and the stay at the condo made it from excellent to heavenly. We had a 5 yr old and a 8yr old stay with us and they were so fortunate to have had a turtle encounter every single day of our stay. Both the boys are picky eaters and the kitchen served well for us. If I ever go back to Hilo I will definitely choose this again. I would also strongly recommend this to my friends and family
You can really tell the owners care about their condo; youd actually think they live there. They didnt cheap out with the quality of things. While we didnt use the kitchen as much as we thought there were higher end pots and pans, beautiful table ( although it was a very high bar type and to high fo our daughter to sit at). There was a pack and play, beach toys, towels, cooler, chairs. Just about everything you need but cant pack. The bed was comfortable. It really did feel like a home.
We had a great stay at Hale Honuhonu. The condo is very clean and comfortable, and well equipped. It's not huge, but it was plenty of room for our family of four. Our favorite thing about the condo was the fact that swimming and snorkeling in the lagoons were just a short walk away -- no need to get in the car! We also enjoyed jumping in the pool to warm up on our way back. Mozela was a great host.
We really enjoyed our stay at this apartment, which was both very easy to find and conveniently located to everything we wanted to visit on this side of the Big Island. It has a beautiful outlook and we loved being able to choose between swimming in the pool or the waterfront. Mozela was also extra helpful in passing on a message as we didn't have a local cell phone so we'd had to put her number down as the contact for a day-trip booking. We would be glad to return to this location.
This wonderful condo is the perfect and comfy home away from home. It had everything we needed plus it was decorated Hawaiian style with cozy very clean bedrooms. The best part was the view and sound of the waves. I'd stay here again without a doubt
Many visitors underestimate the size of the Big Island, and as a consequence, don't realize that Volcanoes National Park is well over 2 hours drive from Kailua Kona. However, the park is only 30 minutes from Hilo, and our Hale Honohonu. There is so much to see and do on the East and South side of the island that is often missed in 'just a day trip' to Hilo. Waipio'o Valley, Akaka Falls, Hawaii Tropical Garden at Onomea Bay, Imiloa Planetarium, historic Hilo town, Liliuokalani Park, Coconut Island, Panaewa Zoo, Smithsonian connected Lyman Museum, Kapoho tidal pools(another outstanding snorkeling spot), and Mauna Kea observatories and visitors' center--are all close by.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Cleaning fee||$85 + Tax|
Hawaii Tax ID #W93825778-01
100% cancellation refund >30 days prior to check in, 0% <30 days prior to check in.