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Oceanfront Designer Condo with Pool
Oceanfront Designer Condo with Pool

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Modern, contemporary clean condo on the ocean. Great place to relax and use as a base to sightsee on the island.

The space

Oceanfront 1 bedroom condo. Recently renovated with a relaxed, open, contemporary, zen vibe. You have the entire condo to yourself (not a shared rental). Quiet, safe building and area with the following amenities:
* Queen size bed with new 3" memory foam gel mattress topper
* HDTV with cable TV
* Wireless internet
* Washer & dryer in unit
* Covered assigned parking
* Large lanai with a view overlooking the neighboring jungle/forest...nice place to drink coffee in the morning or have a drink in the evening (there's only a peek-a-boo view of the ocean from the lanai)
* Swimming pool on site
* Full kitchen with utensils, pots, pan, dishes, coffee maker, rice cooker, etc., for your use
* Full bathroom (shower only, no tub)

Great place to call home while exploring the magnificent Big Island. Take a 5 minute walk to a great little place to swim in the ocean, where you will almost certainly see turtles. Or walk along a path in front of the building to cool tide pools. Nice locally owned restaurant with fresh fish a couple hundred yards away. The condo is located on the bus route, but a car is recommended to be able to fully explore Hilo and the rest of the island (and because the bus system is rather limited). 10 minutes from Hilo airport, 5 minutes from downtown Hilo (with its great farmer's market), 30 minute drive to Volcanoes National Park, 1 1/2 hours to Kona. Explore the island or just kick back and relax. Way nicer than hotels in the area--and you have your own kitchen.

Some additional things you should know:
* The place is best suited for 1-2 people.
* The place does not have air conditioning (most homes in Hilo do not have AC). However, there is an oscillating fan. It can get a bit warm during the summer months.
* The coqui frogs can be loud at night (they sound like birds) so take that into consideration if you are a light sleeper. Though it doesn't bother most people, there are earplugs available or you could bring your own.
* I travel frequently for work but am often at the condo on weekends, so there's a good chance the place might not be available over a weekend--but feel free to inquire about stays over a weekend period.
* Since I live at the place when not traveling, there won't be much space in the closet or cabinets for your things.

Guest access

* Free parking on-site (covered)
* Swimming pool

Interaction with guests

I probably won't be available to meet you when you check in. But I will be available by phone, text or email during your stay if needed. In addition, I'm happy to answer any questions you might have before your arrival as you plan your visit.

Other things to note

Bath & beach towels, shampoo, body wash, hair dryer, iron & small portable ironing board (in closet), cooler provided

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $200
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Quiet hours from 10 pm - 8 am. No smoking inside condo.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

145 Reviews

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Shawn User Profile
May 2017
Jim's condo does not disappoint. Check-in was effortless and Jim was always available for communication. Others have mentioned about the frogs, we actually found them to be quite peaceful. We would recommend this place to others who are looking for a place in Hilo :)

Aman User Profile
May 2017
Jim was an amazing host! Great communication, check-in was very easy and even after check-in Jim followed up with us to confirm if everything was ok. Jim also provided us with ear plugs as there a noisy frogs that may sound like birds. Other than the frogs, the location was great along with everything included with the appartment! Thanks for having us!

Michael User Profile
April 2017
Jim's place was great. Loved having the jungle back up to condo and hearing the birds and frogs. Jim communicated well and made the whole process very easy. Highly recommend for your trip to Hilo!

Ellen User Profile
April 2017
Jim's place is even more comfortable and appealing than the photos. We already miss the nightly serenade of the coqui frogs lulling us to sleep. Great location.

Alexander User Profile
April 2017
Great location and great host. Do check out the beach park nearby where you can sea and swim with the turtles (just don't touch). Lovely location and very spacious room for two. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

Kelly User Profile
March 2017
The apartment is beautiful! Has everything you could need, including a huge balcony facing a forest-y area. The frogs (or whatever they were) can be heard all night but there are earplugs if that bothers you. It is a bit far from anything but that was nice for us.

Mim User Profile
March 2017
Wonderful place to stay! We were only there for one night while visiting Volcanoes National Park but would have loved to stay longer. Beautiful apartment, right near a nice beach park with good snorkeling as well. Highly recommend.

Hilo, Hawaii, United States · Joined in February 2009
Jim User Profile

Professional guy who often travels for business. Very respectful of others' space. Reliable, clean, easygoing. Interests include swimming, running, triathlon, traveling, film, reading.

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