This condo is just perfect! It felt like home and was fully stocked with everything you could need (like shampoo, laundry soap, paper products). The condo had a huge lenai that we used for eating and just hanging out! The condo complex is private and quiet. The pool was very nice and quiet too! Snorkeling at the beach was just fabulous! I would highly recommend this condo on the BI!
Nice & clean, with little touches like soap, scrubby sponges and all you need for cooking and laundry. Small insect problem brought a handyman in a few hours who handled it and also made arrangements to fix minor things after we leave. Phone calls to Abbey Rentals promptly returned. Located away from bad traffic but close to everything we needed.
The location of this condo was ideal for us. Just a short walk to the beach with great snorkeling. Couldn't ask for a better place. The condo itself was very nice and all the amenities you need they had. It was very well kept and clean. We met the manager and she was also very nice. if you had any questions or concerns, she was there to help. This location was also great for good restaurants nearby and a grocery store a few minutes away. It was also a great spot for going off to explore the island. The complex has a wonderful infinity pool, which we used every day - just perfect. The owner was great to work with - no problems there. If we head back to the big island again, we would stay there again!
Amazing location! The snorkeling at Kahaluu Beach was outstanding. The pool and hot tub area were very nice. We enjoyed the BBQ. The views from the lanai were great.
I have rented several condos in Hawaii and found this condo lacking in a few ways:
The condo is very hot! A/C is billed extra but it is stated that with the trade winds it is not often needed. We didn't find this to be true. It's possible that you could get enough airflow if you could leave the doors open to the lanai but they ask you to keep doors shut to avoid bugs entering the condo. We found that the temperature was 85-87 degrees each night. We should have added A/C but didn't want to have to go through the hassle of reaching out to the owner and then meet up with the property manager to get it set up. For the hot summer months it should be included.
The condo is stocked with minimal paper products. We ran out of toilet paper in one bathroom and ran out of paper towels. We were there for 6 nights and only one extra TP roll was provided in each bathroom. One paper towel roll was supplied for 6 days.
The condo would be better received with a few niceties. The towels were basic white towels that have shrunk up and look cheap. Two of the 4 beach towels were thin and poor quality. With Costco on the island it would be simple to spend less than $100 for some nice towels that would last longer.
Overall the condo is furnished nicely. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were beautiful.
Most vacation rentals ask you to take out the trash but this one asks you to wash the majority of your laundry (only leaving your sheets and one set of towels). It would be nice to have extra sets so the housekeepers could switch out sets without worrying about the tight cleaning window. I kindof feel like we did a lot of the cleaning that should be covered in the housekeeping fee.
Overall it was an ok condo close to an amazing beach but definitely not the 5 star ratings I read. I've stayed in much nicer rentals on each Hawaiian island for less money.
We truly enjoyed our stay in this well-maintained condo that is conveniently located just across the street from one of the best snorkel beaches in the Hawaiian islands. We very much appreciated the timely and thorough communication with the owners (James and Hee). They are on top of it! The property manager (Britt) was welcoming and exceptionally helpful (she even found a coupon for a local establishment to give to us). The condo itself is well-appointed and beautifully decorated, and included useful amenities such as snorkeling equipment for us to borrow. One minor thing for the building owner to consider is putting up a patio umbrella by the pool for those who want to be outside and enjoy the view of the ocean across the street while being protected from the sun. Overall, our experience was excellent. Mahalo!