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Hale Moana Condos- Sleeps 4 In Beds + 2 on inflatable mattress.

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Condo At The Hilo Beaches and near airport.

Hilo Condo in Hale Moana, 5 minute walk to Carl Smith (Four Mile). 10 minute walk to Richardson's Beach. This condo is located along Kalanianole Ave. where the beaches of Hilo are located. You can walk to one of several beaches and snorkel/swim with the green sea turtles. One bedroom with queen bed. Sleeper sofa with memory foam in Living Room. 2 full bathrooms, clean, well maintained, nicely furnished, elevator, swimming pool, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen. There is a large Lanai where you can relax and enjoy the sound of the birds and frogs. Fans throughout (no A/C) and a dehumidifier.

One reserved, partially covered parking spot.

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Carol Ruettinger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Carol Ruettinger

This is our Winter Retirement Condo. We fell in love with Hilo Town when we brought our daughter to college here in 2000. We knew we wanted to purchase a property where we could get up each morning and swim in the ocean. There's no better place for that than Carlsmith (Four Mile) Beach which is a 5 minute walk from our condo. We love to be outside so the opportunities to swim, snorkel, hike to the waterfalls and in the rain forests is what we love most about living here. We live in Colorado Springs, Colorado during the summer and fall each year where we enjoy our kids and grand kids.

Carol Ruettinger purchased this condo in 2004

Why Carol Ruettinger chose Hilo District

Clean, nicely updated and decorated, close to the airport, close to the Hilo beaches, elevator, Wi-Fi, Cable TV, swimming pool, washer and dryer inside condo, dehumidifier, large lanai surrounded by rain forest plants and birds, 55' Vizio HD TV (new in 2014), quite spacious for a condo.

What makes this condo unique

Walking distance to the beaches of Hilo.

Swimming pool.

Large windows brings the outside in.

Open floorplan.

No resort or parking fees.

Close to University of Hawaii and Imiloa Astronomy Center

Close to Museums of Hilo-Lyman and Tsunami

30 minutes to Volcano National Park

Close to Panaeawa Rainforest Zoo

Close to Place Theater

Close to Ocean Interactive Center downtown

Short drive to Rainbow Falls

30 minute drive to Akaka Falls


Hilo Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms are full bathrooms with a sink, mirror, and dressing area. The toilet, shower/tub area has a door to close for privacy. The tubs are the short style.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom with Queen Bed, desk, high speed internet. You will need your own computer. There is a sleeper sofa with memory foam in the Living Room also.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Hale Moana Condos- Sleeps 4 In Beds + 2 on inflatable mattress.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Carol made sure everything was ready when I arrived and was so easy to get ahold of if I needed anything! The condo is beautiful and so close to the beach with all of the turtles! I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilo Home Away from Home

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with this delightful condo. More like a home than a fancy, commercial establishment, it had all we needed for a month of good living. It was sparkling clean and nicely furnished, with a kitchen well supplied for cooking. The lanai overlooks a lush array of tropical green and comes complete with a nightly seranade of coqui frogs. (Earplugs are thoughtfully provided for non-appreciaters.) This condo was not advertised as being wheelchair accessible but for disabled people with some mobility it is workable. The owner graciously provided a shower chair and the bathroom, while a bit tight, was sufficient to meet my husband's needs. Hilo in the summer can be muggy. The condo's fans and dehumidifier could have been supplemented by AC to add a measure of comfort, but cooling breezes on the lanai usually offered all we needed. All told, we were most satisfied and would return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you plan on visiting the Big Island, you won't go wrong staying in this beautiful condo.

  • 5 of 5

It's clean, beautifully decorated and supplied with everything a person would need. And the location is perfect, right by the best beaches on the Eastside. While swimming, we aren't supposed to touch the turtles but evidently noone told the biggest turtle at Carl Smith beach that. No matter how I tried to move away, he would try to nuzzle up to me. Amazing creature.

The condo complex is clean and quiet. We enjoyed the coqui frogs at night and quickly got used to the airplanes flying over. Saw many rainbows from the deck. Perfect spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! You were a pleasure to have as renters. We enjoy many of the same things you mentioned....the rain forest plants off the lanai, the birds and rainbows. Our favorite, however, is the quick walk to 4 Mile Beach for our daily swim with the sea turtles. Today, I had to give them "Turtle right away" before I could finish my swim. We so appreciate how clean you left our condo....such a nice surprise when we arrived from Colorado.
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  • 5 of 5

Hale Moana is the perfect spot to land. Close to everything, gracious owners and stunning accommodation. I would highly recommend this VRBO property to anyone coming to Hilo

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathy! I'm so happy to hear it worked out well for you. We sure appreciate you taking time to give us a review.
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Lovely place to stay while I was moving daughter to college!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the website pretty much say it all - tastefully updated decor, beautiful sights, spectacular ocean parks and tidal pools within walking distance. I never got up early enough to see the turtles at Carlsmith beach but I heard they were there. Because electricity is so expensive there, there are few, if any, reasonably priced accommodations with air conditioning and this condo was no exception. However, there is a huge wall of sliding glass doors that open to allow the breeze in plus a ceiling fan and portable fan as well. Coming from a dry climate, the humidity was a little tough getting used to but we managed and had a fabulous time! The condo is in a convenient location to town and to a ton of beach parks and other attractions. And last but not least, Carol was very gracious throughout the entire rental process and I would love to stay here again if given the opportunity!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hale Moana Condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The condo was squeaky clean and is beautifully appointed. It had supplies and comfort level above the normal. The hosts were gracious and helpful in every way. Walking distance to a great beach and close to many other beaches and parks. The lanai looks onto a rain forest area of trees with bird life. It was quiet and peaceful and we would go back there in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Cronies Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Hilo Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Seaside Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Carl Smith Beach Park
Car: necessary

Our condo is right in the middle of the BEACH PARKS along Kalanianaole Ave. including Onekahakaha Beach Park, Carl Smith Beach Park (Four Mile), Richardson's Ocean Park, Leleiwi Beach Park, and Kealoha Beach Park. Richardson's is the best for snorkeling, but our favorite is Carl Smith Beach Park (5 minute walk from the condo). It has a calm area with many large green sea turtles and steps down into the water. During November-April we often see whales and spinner dolphins. And, occasionally a monk seal or two. VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK is an easy 45 minute drive and along the way you will be able to visit ATKUSURA ORCHIDS (free admission), the HILO RAIN FOREST ZOO (free admission), and MOANA LOA NUT FARM. If you are interested in MUSEUMS, there are two of particular interest right downtown HILO~the PACIFIC TSUNAMI MUSEUM and the LYMAN MUSEUM~both highly recommended. Don't miss the HILO FARMERS MARKET on Wednesdays and Saturdays~right downtown on Kamehameha. TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS with a waterfall and ocean overlook, AKAKA FALLS, RAINBOW FALLS AND BOILING POTS, UNAMA FALLS, PADDLE BOARDING, KAYAKING, SCUBA DIVING, SNORKELING there is so much to see and do and our condo makes a great home base.


Rates & Availability

Hilo Condo Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150

If you are renting for 180 days or more, I can discount the tax rate from 13.25 to 4.0 because I won't need to pay the State of Hawaii the 9.25 Transient Accomodation Tax. I will only need to pay the General Excise Tax of 4.0%.

Owner'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.
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