Lovely location and condo. Great wraparound lanai (loved sitting and listening to the birds from there). Lin was great to work with.
really enjoyed the stay only issue was the remote for cable, but most likely is was us the users. Like the location and walk ability.
Wonderful place. But the couch needs to go! 😎 great location and layout.
Great layout with bedroom & bathroom separate from living room, dining area, & kitchen. Corner unit with large wrap-around lanai. We appreciated Lin's fresh fruits. Well stocked with kitchen & bath supplies. Would definitely stay again!
This little gem is well location near beaches(walk to A-bay or short drive to others). Well appointed kitchen and comfortable queen size bed. The trade winds were not blowing during our visit so we need to use the air conditioning while in the unit- it did get a little stuffy but overall comfortable. Lin provided shampoo, body wash, beach towels, boogie board, well used beach chairs, coolers, and snorkeling equipment. We had a wonderful time explore the area. Mahalo!!
Lin is the host of this lovely clean condo. She brought us fruit from her garden. The sweetest orange juice I have ever had! Had a wonderful time! I am always so sad to leave paradise.
This condo is great, and Lin is great too! Place is clean, and well supplied with all needed supplies and linens. Lin had a basket of local fruits waiting for us. Neighborhood is quiet and grounds are nicely kept.
For a one bedroom this condo is very spacious. Bed was very comfortable, big refrigerator and nice balcony.
Lin even touched base to make sure everything was okay. We were supposed to come last year and paid for the condo, but had to cancel just days before due to Covid, and Lin graciously offered to move the reservation to a time we could come. She could have just kept our money. That says a lot about Lin’s character!
If we are in the area again we will definitely look into renting this condo again!
My husband and I just had an amazing time at this condo. So clean and has everything we needed to be comfortable and have a good time on the island. We’ll be back!
Clean place with a very gracious host! Thanks Lin for sharing your condo!
We very much enjoyed our stay at Lin’s. Lin is a very gracious host, providing us with fruit from her farm upon arrival. I’m a stickler for cleanliness, and her place was spotless. Everything we needed was provided: beach towels, beach umbrella, chairs, boogie board, snorkel gear, coolers (we only used the beach umbrella but it’s nice to know the other things were available). Great location and close to some of Big Island’s best white sand beaches. Highly recommend, and would definitely stay here again. Thank you Lin!
If you want to stay in Waikoloa, this is a great choice. The unit is clean and has plenty of room. The lanai is large and a great place to relax and listen to all the birds. Lots of supplies in the unit, for cooking and exploring.
Everything about this rental was perfect: the directions and communication, ease of checkin, and gorgeous and clean property. Highly recommended.
Lin was an amazing host! She even provided a huge fruit basket with fresh fruits. Good supply of linens, and other household and kitchen items. Complimentary snorkel and beach gears. Apartment is very comfortable, very clean, bright and roomy with white carpet. Fast WiFi. Great location. Easy drive to Hapuna and Puako beaches, King and Queen shopping centers.
We are totally enjoyed our stay!
Very nice property. Well maintained with a fantastic patio set up and wonderful tropical view of the golf course, lava flows, mountains. Easy walk to the ocean for sunsets. The owner is wonderful and made us feel very welcome. I'm coming back for sure
The Shores is a wonderful place to stay! It was quiet and peaceful. Dirt walking distance to stores and restaurants! Also, we really enjoyed easy access to all the beautiful golf courses but only in Waikoloa Village but also surrounding area. Will definitely book again!
Lin's condo was very clean and neat. She was easy to get in touch with and very responsive to all requests. We would return in a minute !
Lin was very sweet had fresh fruit from her land for us… This condo is in the best spot of kona. Walk to beaches and shops.. ez parking
Nice condo, nice location, very easy access to supermarkets and restaurants. Linn is very friendly and welcoming. She provided us with fresh delicious fruits from her farms. Thank you Linn for making our stay a memorable one!
We spent two weeks in May, 2022 at Lin Tottle’s condo at the Shores. The location of her unit was perfect for all the things we wanted to do on the Big Island. Three unique features of the place that we have not experienced in past VRBO rentals was 1) a huge bowl of fruit awaiting us when we arrived that was from Lin’s farm in Hawi; 2) an invitation to visit the farm which we took advantage of and came back with boxes of fruit and the rare ability to meet the owner of the VRBO. What a treat. 3) The cupboards were absolutely stocked with almost anything you could use.
Thanks Lin for a wonderful time!
Our host was wonderful. As a retired nurse she tended to my broken toe with appropriate medical supplies and gave us a wonderful bowl of fruit from her garden. Location was great and apartment was very comfortable. Nice breeze and the birds chirping all about
We very much enjoyed our stay. It’s a lovely, comfortable home-away-from home located in a beautiful gated community. Lin, the owner, greeted us upon arrival and familiarized us with the condo. She provided a large basket of fresh fruits and avocados fresh from her farm. What a treat! The bed is comfortable, the lanai is wonderful and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. The condo itself is well stocked with items that made our stay stress free- beach chairs, beach towels, even laundry soap and fabric softener for the washer and dryer located within the condo. We cooked fresh fish one day and there was even dill for it located in the cupboard. The stay could not have been nicer, and we definitely want to come back!
Very nice place; gated community, pool and hot tub available. Would definitely stay again.
The property is beautiful, location is great. Easy walk to the beaches. The hostess was wonderful, she even provided us with freash fruit from her orchard!
Nice and clean condo. It meet all my expectations.
We really enjoyed our stay! Very nice, clean, and great location. Lin does a great job providing all We needed for our vacation stay! We hope to return.
Lin’s place is so welcoming, she was very accommodating as we needed to drop off our bags prior to check in and she met us at the property herself. Lin is very kind and brought us lovely fresh produce from her farm. The king bed is very comfortable, she has many amenities for cooking and enjoying your stay. She does have white carpet, we tried to be very careful and always remove shoes and sand before entering. Will stay here again! Mahalo
Perfect place for us! Lin is an amazing and friendly host! Quiet and relaxing with a large lanai to watch the sunrise and eat fresh fruit. The condo is spacious and clean with everything we needed. Highly recommended ☺️
Spacious and clean, convenient location to beaches, shops, and restaurants, this one bedroom condo was just what we wanted for our 4 night stay --- in fact, next time we would like to stay longer. We really appreciated the stocked kitchen, enjoyed the use of the nearby grill, and loved the locally grown fruits that Lin left for us. We made use of the beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella and cooler, and liked having an in-unit washer & dryer. Hanging out on the lanai was peaceful, especially when serenaded by the birds in the morning and late afternoon. My husband and I enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this condo unit.
Everything u need for beach stay! Coolers, chairs, umbrellas, amazing stocked kitchen, great location, great lanai, and quiet! Very clean...white carpet. Totally enjoyed our stay!
Pleasantly surprised even nicer than the pictures. Place had a great layout and very roomy. Big deck, adequate kitchen, nice bright living area. Good supply of linens, and other kitchen items. Extra bonus the big bowl of fruit left by Lin was delicious! Thank you
We had a wonderful stay in this cozy condo. Kitchen is well equipped everything you need. It has everything you need from beach towels, beach chairs and coolers. The welcome tropical fruit was a wonderful touch. Working with Lin was so easy.
One thing their pool in under construction so we used the property next door not far.
Lin was so great from the minute we checked in. The condo was so clean and had everything we needed. It was quiet and the location is great. We will be back soon!
This was a nice home base for our visit to the Big Island.
Lin was an amazing host! We spent their first week Big Island tour at her wonderful, big and super clean place!. The location is perfect for visiting the Kohala coast, wind amazing beaches and hikes :) Situated in the upscale resort area of Waikoloa, we felt very pampered. Wonderful balcony as well! House has all the amenities you wish for a relaxing vacation, including complimentary snorkel and beach gear! Highly recommend!
We had a wonderful stay at The Shores. It was convenient to all the best beaches. The owner brought over fresh produce from her farm.
This is a beautiful condo; clean, comfortable and spacious. Lin met us in the condo at check-in. She is very nice. There were extra towels, beach chairs and umbrellas, a kitchen with lots of condiments/spices/extras and one of the coolest things Lin did was leave a tray filled with fresh fruits from the island. We loved our stay here. Only wish was that we could have turned AC below 77 for a more comfortable nights sleep. It is locked at 77. For the most part, that's fine but at night it was warm. It did not cool down a whole lot at night to make opening the windows much better.
Stayed here for a few days to see Waikoloa and Kona. Great location. Easy drive to Hapuna and Pukao. Would stay here again.
nice property. Everything I needed was here. Lin was helpful
Lin was amazing to rent through! She was easy to communicate with. She also met with us and introduced herself and gave us some fruits and vegetables from her farm. Her place was very spacious and homey. Wi-fi was fast enough for our kids 😂 The local residents were very friendly too!
Condo was quiet, relaxing and comfortable, especially the bed. Host was friendly and helpful. The only con: the kitchen is old and the unit is in need of deep cleaning.
Clean, quiet with all the amenities for a relaxing place to land after a busy day on the beach
My wife and I recently had a delightful four day stay in this beautiful condo. We arrived to find a basket of fresh fruit courtesy of the owner Lin. The condo is located in a nice, quiet gated community, that is close to a variety of shops, restaurants, a great grocery, and of course the beach! The owner has provided a variety of beach toys for guests to use, as well as a full selection of cookware, towels, and household items. The condo was clean and well maintained. We have stayed in the Waikaloa area several times in the past, and really appreciate the proximity to some great beaches. Just a few miles north of Waikaloa are two of our favorites; Beach 69, and Hapuna. Thanks Lin for sharing your lovely condo!
We have enjoyed our stay in this condo. Convenient location for Golf, Shopping, Beach and Mountain. Condo has everything we need. Owner is very friendly. We would like to come back in near future!
Lin's condo was very well equipped. We had every thing we needed for a great stay. I cooked many meals in the kitchen, and we ate most of them on the beautiful balcony. Lin had a cooler in the condo with all the supplies needed for a great day at the beach. We drove to a new beach every day all within minutes from the condo. The Market at Queens Shop had all the groceries we needed and we did not have to drive back to Kona for miscellaneous items. Don't miss the drive to Hawi and back through Waimea. Time it so that you can see the sunset on between Hawi and Waimea. Dinner at Merrymans was a wonderful find in Waimea, but do make a reservation. Happy Hour on the beach at Lava Lava was a group favorite as well.
Warm and welcoming place. Excellent location to get around within in walking distance to beach and shops. If you race Lavaman, this is also convenient to get to and from the event without a car.
The property was clean and well-maintained. The owner welcomed us with some tropical fruits. Also, the owner promptly replied to any questions we had. The beach is 5 mins drive from the rental property.
We enjoyed the Shores, lovely condo in a lovely location. Wish VRBO fees hadn't raised the price so much. Clean, helpful tips on beaches, convenient. Missed having a concierge to recommend restaurants.
The condo was wonderful, clean, very well equipped for a vacation condo. Beach chairs and towels were much appreciated. Every question we had was answered promptly. We would definitely stay here again. Location good only 10 minute walk to ocean front.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lin’s condo at The Shores. The night we arrived, it felt like our home away from home. The condo is very clean and well equipped. The wi-fi is very fast and reliable. We stayed almost six weeks and were very sad to have to leave this beautiful piece of paradise.
The large lanai was like an extra room for us. When we weren’t out and about at the beaches or exploring the island and when we weren’t sleeping or cooking in the condo, we were on the lanai. We took all our meals there. In the morning we would listen to the birds singing; at night we would listen to the palm fronds and the leaves rustling in the trade winds.
The condo complex is very quiet and the grounds are beautiful. The pool is a short walk from the apartment. Parking is very close to the building and even when we were out late at night, we never had a problem finding a parking spot when we came back.
We were really happy to be staying in Waikoloa Resort as it is a short drive to our favourite beaches and it’s a shorter drive from there than from Kailua-Kona to many of the places we visit on a regular basis.
Lin is an excellent host. She responded to all our inquiries very quickly during the booking process. When we arrived at the condo, we found that she had left a beautiful basket of fruit from her farm for us. It was such a treat to have fresh local fruit for breakfast. Lin also invited us to her farm where we were able to pick more fresh fruit to replenish our basket for the second half of our stay. Lin was also extremely prompt in returning our security deposit.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this condo to family or friends who were looking for an excellent place to stay in the Waikoloa Resort area and we look forward to a return visit.
We enjoyed our stay at this treasure-of-a-find condo! The owner was very courteous and helpful and even invited us to come to her home to pick fresh fruit from her orchard! Everything we needed was right at our fingertips. The location was perfect for our needs. Having family on both sides of the island (Hilo and Kona) made this a halfway point for us to meet. The owner had Kona coffee there for our use. Imagine the fragrance of it as we woke up! M-m-m, that's Hawaii! Waikoloa Shores is an ideal place to be as it's so close to the ocean and you're just 20-25 minutes from the airport, and Costco! From there, you're not very far from Kailua if you want to do more major, local shopping.
Our best view this time, was the snow-capped Mauna Kea! What an awesome view when we landed! Imagine this Island mountain being draped with newly fallen snow almost halfway down! Ig you wanted cooler weather, driving up to Waimea, to Paniolo country is always a treat too! We would stay again and will suggest it to our friends who decide to go to the Big Island for an adventure or relaxation!
The corner deck is spacious as is the condo! In November the sun hits the deck during the day which can be pleasant for sun worshippers and comfortable when the Trades are active -- it can also be fairly warming. We used the AC only overnight one time during our short stay. There is limited space in the kitchen area but it is definitely adequate for the time spent in the condo. We loved the privacy of the condo as well as the beautiful grounds. We have stayed in the islands numerous times and found that we absolutely love the Waikoloa area! We'd put it at a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 -- that's how wonderful and safe it is! The Shores in particular are quite lovely -- you might find yourself wondering what it would take to buy a unit while here!
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