when given the economic choice of screened in cabana with shared bath, I chose this one. doorlock jammed and I was locked inside. Joseph didn't answer, thankfully the front desk did, and sent a guy up to let me out, and fix the lock.
If you've read this far, you deserve to hear the good parts. The balcony is nice, the view is of the harbor, the pool is rarely used but just the right temp and clean, there is a launch pad straight into still water from the parking lot for paddleboards and such, the parking is right next to the place, and people are friendly. It's about a mile from hilo downtown.
This unit should be updated with fresh paint and flooring, and needs a screen on the balcony, before I can whole-heartedly recommend it. Would I stay there again? Probably. My friends have higher standards. :0)
It is Right Next to the Ocean. Grounds are not Fancy( wish the Courthouse Parking Lot was a Garden with Fountain), But beautiful parks nearbye and Ocean within yards. People are nice, and it has a full Kitchenette (amply supplied) and a Pool. The bed was comfortable, and you have a private bathroom. Free Parking. What More could you ask?
With some work this could be a nice place but when we visited it was not!
Unfortunately the good location does not compensate for the deficiencies of this unit. The building needs work but the main problem was the cleanliness of the unit itself. The walls and carpet were dirty. The upholstered furniture and cushions had a pervasive musty odour despite our efforts to air the unit by leaving the sliding door open whenever we were there. The bathroom needs cleaning and repair.
The building staff were helpful and the parking was free.
Good location and free parking was a plus. Convenient to so many natural beauties. Cleaning needed some improvement.
I don't think the reviews were accurate. Although the view of the pool and the bay behind the pool were nice, the condo unit and property was less than desirable. We tried to make the best of our stay (since we paid for it!) by: airing out the condo to rid the musty smell - every morning and upon return, left the sliding door open to let some breeze flow through; spraying the bed, sofa-bed and carpet with Fabreeze; cleaning the shower, sinks, counters and floors; and changing out the very-used sponges. The bath and dish towels needed washing, that we ended up buying our own. Appliances didn't work too.
In a nutshell, if the owner took the time to paint, made minor changes to upgrade the look of the condo unit, and cleaned and aired out the unit BEFORE a new renter/visitor came, a little would surely go a long way.
Sadly, you get less than what you paid for. Sorry.
We really liked this place.
We had enough space and it had everything that you need.
Of course a little old but we don't mind.
Very quite place and nice balcony with a view over the bay and pool area.
So nice to sit on the balcony and look out at the bay. The place was fine and convenient for our travels around Hilo. The owner was very responsive and even though far away, worked hard to meet our needs. Lovely to hear the waves at night from bed. Big refrigerator and freezer and the basics of kitchen supplies made cooking and eating in easy. Thanks!