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Waves crashing below, sunsets ! , view whales , hang in the hammock RELAX !!!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 21, 2016
NEW !!! 1 BR, 1 BA with BEST ocean view. In the Beach district 3 miles from Hilo

30 DAY MINIMUM, AFTER THAT YOU CAN ADD BY THE DAY, WEEK, OR MONTH. . Rental rate says 1 night minimum - this is not correct but site is not set up to change that to reflect 30 day minimum . Sorry ! Condo association rules.

BOOK FOR MERRIE MONARCH ! Remember, 1 month minimum... The lava is flowing into the ocean again !! Book a flight or boat tour to see it.

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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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, windsurf, 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 !

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have been going to Hawaii for years, and stayed at many places while there. Hilo has become my favorite area due to its proximity to so many fun places to visit nearby, as well as the more comfortable weather ( Kona can get too hot) and less traffic. This condo is the best equipped, very clean and well maintained, great location, and definitely one of the best views of any I have stayed in.

The farmers markets nearby and really good restaurants close kept me well fed, and I cooked a lot in the beautiful kitchen, then dined at home with ocean views all around.

I will be returning yearly.

I am sorry that no stars show : I tried and the site did not apply them.
Jul 2015
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8 Reviews

based on 8 traveler reviews


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: Jun 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: Apr 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: Mar 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: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Incredibly relaxing get-away!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

We have been to Kauai but never the Big Island. There is so much more to do and see on the Big Island – wow !!! And not as touristy ( except for Kona) . From volcano watching, museums, local history, great food and live music, hiking in lava tubes, amazing Botanical Gardens, snorkeling that makes you feel like you are in the world's most exotic aquarium surrounded by eye popping colors of fishes with psychedelic patterns. There was even a big sea turtle named Radar (local fav) that played with us, chasing after my fins as I tried to put them on. There are places in the ocean where you can swim with warm water bubbling up from the center of the earth… incredible!!

The fresh fruits and flowers from the farmers markets, and along the roadsides where you can pick them up at your leisure, were from another world. It helps to have a local for this one ; flavors from custard to brown sugar, with names like cherimoya, mamay sapote and star fruit .Yummm! Learning how to pronounce the many names of all the wonderful fruits and veggies was the biggest challenge, but the friendly locals are happy to give samples and help explain!! There is also an awesome fish market in Hilo, just a couple miles from the condo, that sells you slices from the many catches of the day, an inch of Ahi, or 2 inches of Ono. Try their Poke fish salad made in countless ways from hot to sweet.

Romantic getaway for two? PERFECT!!! 5th floor Home Away from Home even had an elevator! Less than a 75 meters from waters edge, the sounds of the ocean will lull you to sleep, as the nice breezes float thru the unit. We slept like babes in the super comfortable bed that had a full view of the sunrise, to a shower that ran as hot and strong and long as you'd like, with the bonus of a removable showerhead on a track for adjusting the height. Everything was there that you'd need for cooking or baking, and then you can dine on the deck with the ocean crashing below and colorful curious geckos licking the honey water we put out…very entertaining! Very nice, clean complex!

We are already planning the trip for next year! We can hardly wait!!! We want to swim with the dolphins and giant Manta Rays next time!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: They were so excited to come back and explore more that they already booked for next year !
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Ideal Spot in Hilo

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for over a month, as I was in Hilo for business. This place is well equipped, clean, and very comfortable. Beautiful views and right on the water. Would definitely stay here again whenever I am back in Hilo.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: He even extended his stay 2 weeks past his work...
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Hilo International at 4 Miles Nearest Barpub : several at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Hilo Municipal Golf Course at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : Kamehameha at 2.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : several at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Mauna Kea, occasionally ! at 45 Miles 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 !


Rental rates

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1 night minimum stay

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 !

$65/ night

$455/ week

$1950/ 30 days

Final cleaning $100 added to agreement. If more than 4 hours cleaning is needed, it will be charged at $30/ hour. Touchup cleaning can be arranged .

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From the Owner

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, yet distant enough to be in the country. Also, my guests tell me it is the best maintained one they have seen !

Property Type

  • condo


  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 750 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • New granite and stainless sink in cherry counter, separate from the shower and toilet. Shower will have curved rod with gorgeous art deco ocean and seahorse cloth curtain, and adjustable height removable showerhead


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • MASTER bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen bed with 180 degree ocean views. 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.


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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