Very nice updated condo. Needs pots and pans replaced. Some areas not very thoroughly cleaned when we checked in. Great location. Some pool noise but certainly tolerable.
Ideal comfortable and centralized location for taking day trips through out the island.
We loved the house hosted by Gretchen and Bob. It is in a wonderful complex, clean, spacious and well-equipped for hanging out on the beach, picnics and cooking. I would highly recommend this house.
This is a very spacious condo in a great location. You can walk to the Hilton Waikoloa, Marriott, Kings Shop and Queens Marketplace. We had a car during our whole stay and parking is really close to loading/unloading. The nice pool/spa area is right outside from one of the two lanai areas.
We cooked most of our breakfasts because it’s hard to get out of the house in the mornings with a 2-year old and dined out the rest of the meals, but the kitchen has everything you would need to make meals (rice cooker, well stocked pantry, lots of dishes, dishwasher, etc).
The washer/dryer made it so easy to wash towels/beach clothes, and the beach snorkeling gears are more than enough for a family of 4.
The bathrooms are more than sufficient for us including the big tub for the baby. They could use an upgrade but I hope they don’t before my next visit because they can double what they charge if/when they do! For what they charge now, you get so much more than what you pay for.
We love staying at Vista Waikoloa! This condo has easy access to the pool and the BBQ. The Lanai is so peaceful. We get up each morning to the native birds singing.
The property was very nice. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub and the convenience of the shopping and dining areas.
The garden setting is perfect. Just a few yards away from our unit's patio is the entrance to a large pool with 2 hot tubs which is surrounded by wonderful palms and other tropical plants.
Very comfortable living room with beautiful pillows and art work. Beds are comfy, and kitchen has everything you need to make some memorable meals. We cooked ono, swordfish & mahimahi. And take the short walk over to "A" Bay to swim and relax.
Open and airy ground floor unit. Lots of room and beach toys available. Kitchen has good supplies if you are cooking. Lovely well maintained grounds.
Everything was perfect. The ground floor unit and the location next to the pool was very nice. The condo was equipped with everything we needed. If we go back to Waikoloa again I would stay in this condo again.
We loved our stay in this Vista Waikoloa condo with a great pool, barbecue area, and close enough to walk to the beach, restaurants and stores. The owner answered all our questions promptly. The condo is equipped with everything you need to cook including spices and condiments in a beautiful remodeled kitchen. There are plenty of beach towels, 2 beach chairs, buckets and shovels for the kids, and other water toys. We loved sitting outside for meals with the beautiful gardens around us.
We wanted to stay in the Waikoloa area since it is a good “base” for all the activities we wanted to do as a family. It was close to beaches, Kailua shopping, and other adventures. We booked this since it was in the area and fit the size of my family (4 of us). The condo is bright and LOTS of natural light if you want to open the sliders. Owners were VERY responsive and answered any/all questions we had. Emailed me back quickly. Property was clean and we felt very “at home” staying there. Close to the pool but was very quiet when we chose to sit outside. Would HIGHLY recommend and look forward to trying to stay at this property again!
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your vacation home! This house was perfect! Lots of space, great location near pool and beach! Had all the beach amenitites we didnt pack! We actually split our time between between this place and 1 other and commented multiple times how we wished we had just stayed at yours! Mahalo!
Perfect location which was close to the best beaches. Condo could be excellent with a couple of small changes. The rental wasn’t very clean but in fairness to the Owners we didn’t’ report anything. It just seemed easier to clean the place ourselves than go through the hassle of having someone come back. The other issue was not having a heavier curtain or blackout blind in the main bedroom. It was full daytime at 6:00 am in the room . I also noticed when returning from a nighttime swim that you could see everything in the bedroom so privacy is obviously an issue. The kitchen and everything else in the condo worked well. The pool and hot tub for the facility were both excellent. Overall it was a great place to stay for a holiday but please add the blackout curtains.
Very easy to use vrbo and owner very responsive.
The condo was well stoked with everything we needed. We really enjoyed the convenient location, gym and pool. The ground floor lanai is perfect for enjoying the gardens and having your meals. Looking forward to coming again.
Nice place and would stay there again
This was one of the best stays we have had on The Big Island! Our host was very communicative and helpful and the condo had a lot of space and natural light. We hope to stay here again sometime!
Renting this condo is a bit like staying at your grannie's place, and she needs a handyman. As some of the other renters have noted, the place is a bit dated and worn. There were no major problems, but there are several little things like the screen doors not staying in their tracks and the hot water only getting slightly above room temp that led us to think they could use a handyman who regularly checks on the place. That said, there are some great things about the place. If you want to explore the northern coast (and don't mind manicured resort communities), this place is well situated. We walked to the beach, explored the coast to the north and south (you can walk as far as you like and then call a Lyft when you're too hot and tired to get home), and walked to dinner each night. The check in and out were very simple and easy. Gretchen responds quickly to messages. The beds were comfortable and the grounds are quiet.
As advertised. Nice pool and location. It is a bit from Kona Town though. Stores and restaurants are expensive in Waikoloa Master king mattress needs replacing.
Our group, 2 couples over 60 years old had a great stay for 3 weeks in November 2021. No surprises from the listing and a very responsive owner. Great central location with lots of beaches and amenities nearby. Unit is right next to the pool and no issues with parking our rental. Really enjoyed our visit.
Very comfortable and nicely furnished condo. Steps from the salt water pool and a short drive to the beach. Very quiet and well manicured condo complex. We very much enjoyed our stay and would love to return.
Wonderful stay, we loved the short walk to see the sunsets and the closeness to shopping. The pool and hot tubs were great, we met some wonderful people there. Also, the community barbeques were very good.
The condo is on the first floor and the way it is situated, we did not get much of the cross breeze, it is good to have the A/C when it got hot. Overall, the kitchen had what we needed, however some of the items are a bit old. Also, there was a lot of food left in the refrigerator that we had to toss out when we arrived. There was a large closet with lots of beach equipment which was great, but some of the items are getting old and a bit rusty (beach chairs and umbrella).
Overall, we liked the condo and would stay again.
We chose this condo because of the location, high ratings, pictures and comments that it has a "gourmet kitchen."
The location was fine. The condo didn't look like the pictures. There was no dining room set (the owners had ordered a new one and it hadn't arrived - they didn't tell us ahead of time). There was no working coffee maker. The kitchen knives were barely usable and the utensils and pots and pans were a mishmash - some usable but definitely NOT gourmet. The refrigerator and shelves had a lot of food, some of which was pretty old, and some marked for the condo owners (not really an issue, but the first time I'd run into that). They had beach supplies, but some were pretty ratty - one beach umbrella that worked for two barely. We found more beach stuff under the bed in the master bedroom, along with dead bugs (several inch long centipede and cockroaches). The bedspread in the master bedroom was stained. Fortunately, the washer and dryer worked great and we washed our sheets immediately. The artificial plants had a lot of dust on them (time for new ones, perhaps?) Overall, the condo was tired looking.
The owners responded to questions quickly, but we were basically told it is what it is. Hawaii was lovely, as always, but I would not recommend this condo.
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