Picking something from photos and written description is often a crap shoot. We were very lucky this time. Spacious and well appointed, this condo had everything you could want and more. Location is close to shopping and beaches. (Snorkel at Waialea!) The owner was most helpful each time we reached out with questions prior and during our visit. With the active volcano on the southeast part of the island, the north part of the offered so many wonderful things to do. Waipio Valley, Akaka Falls, Kailua-Kona Sunday street fair, Hamakua Macadamia Nut Factory, Hawi, Polulu Valley.
Following our arrival at Kona, it was an easy drive to Waikoloa. The condo unit was unbelievably clean and beautifully furnished, which made our six day stay stress-free. Everything about the property was just as described in the listing, although frankly, the photos do not do justice to the beauty and "freshness" of the unit. Everything worked - we experienced no maintenance issues of any kind. The kitchen had everything we needed to make some meals in, access to the grounds and unit was easy, and there is plenty of nearby parking. Check-in and check-out was a breeze. The unit is part of a larger resort community, including Hilton and Marriott resorts, and there are plenty of nearby shopping areas and restaurants, much of it walkable from the unit. We were out exploring the island every day, so we did not avail ourselves of all of the amenities, but it was a comfort to come home to a complete apartment after busy days. The owners also provided us with a list of recommended places, which we took advantage of.
I have already recommended this property to several friends that are planning a visit to Hawaii - I'm trying to sell them on the idea of taking the time to visit the big island. There is so much to see and do - we especially enjoyed Volcanoes Natl. Park, although a visitors would enjoy a very fine vacation even if they never left the resort community. This is one of the best properties we have rented, and I would absolutely recommend this property to everyone.
Great service and quick response time by Marty (owner) and Linda (property manager). Very well equipped: Beach amenities - great quality chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, snorkelling equipment and cooler. Condo - kitchen equipped for all needs. The unit is spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. Large deck with patio furniture and close access to BBQ's and pool. Excellent location close to beaches, numerous restaurants within walking distance, grocery and shopping close by. Overall the property is peaceful and the grounds are very well maintained.
We highly recommended this property and would not hesitate to return.
Thank you from Victoria BC
It was a pleasure to stay in this condo----extremely clean and comfortable and
located within easy walking distance of beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and
good shopping. We especially appreciated the owner's quick response to our
request for additional cooking equipment! The resort is quiet and the grounds
are immaculate; the pool provides a wonderful area for reading, relaxing, or
enjoying the water. We really enjoyed our Big Island vacation and wished we
could stay much longer!