I usually don’t give reviews but I had to say something because this place exceeded our expectations! A Wonderful place it had beautiful view from the lanai which made a great spot to drink coffee in the morning and watch the sunsets at night. The condo was outfitted with everything we needed and was a comfortable place to relax. fishermans trail is right off the lanai and leads to 49 black sand beach, a great beach for snorkeling and relaxing, only about a 10 minute walk on the historic trail. The hosts were very welcoming and able to help with any issues. They gave us a great recommendation for our 20th anniversary dinner, Ulu was just the place we were looking for. The ocean club was close by and had great food and drinks as well as a nice pool. I would highly recommend staying here.
A guest from Livermore, CA W.
The condo was awesome- the listing is very accurate! Clean, VERY well stocked and the owners were very responsive. Proximity to the ocean club (pool & restaurant) was perfect with small kids. The view is incredible! We will be back.
Perfect location for a family vacation. Property has all the amenities for beach days. Kitchen is well-equipped and the property is close to Foodland, a local grocery store. Beds were very comfortable. Hosts were incredibly responsive to any needs and couldn’t have been kinder. Highly recommend!
Absolutely beautiful condo, first floor, lanai, ocean view., exceptionally clean. Early morning & sunset views of ocean & ocean life incredible. Hali’i Kai 15-B. Sue & Kerry McClelland wonderful hosts & were available if anything was needed. Washer/dryer/dishwasher/ 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms… condo was all stocked up & many sports & beach gear provided. Condo right in the center of Waikoloa next to the Hilton & shopping & golf courses. Bonus.. Ocean club with restaurant/ bar/ multiple pools/ hot tub & workout room within 100 yds. Safe & secure gated community. Had a wonderful 2 weeks with daughter & grandkids & 2nd week with friends. Would definitely come back!!!! Thank you Sue & Kerry
We stayed for five nights with our two young daughters. Everything was fabulous! I will always remember eating meals in the patio and watching a baby whale breaching over and over out in the ocean. The pool access was perfect for our kids. We loved being able to eat at The Ocean Club while watching the sunset and then walking the 3 minutes back to the condo. We loved having beach toys, umbrella, chairs, and a boogie board to take to the beach. Great location close to beautiful beaches. The owners were fabulous with communication. Overall we had a five star experience and we are dreaming of coming back!
Amazing Hosts and communication was the best. Mornings sitting at the table on the back patio watching whales swim by was unbelievable. The ocean club and pool was a minute walk from the front door.So many things to do in the area My wife and I can see ourselves returning every year.
You don’t need to look any further! This property is perfect in every way! Very fun and relaxing week!
This unit exceeded our expectations. The development has everything right at your fingertips; from restaurants, markets, bike rentals, and pubs to golf courses. The Beach Club is a short stroll from the unit and has a wonderful free-form pool, restaurant and bar. The unit itself in in great shape and comes with top quality appliances, utensils etc. as well as everything one could ask for in terms of beach chairs, towels, sporting equipment, and binoculars for watching the ever-present whales and even Spinner Dolphins. The views from the patio are spectacular and we've never seen Humpback Whales so close to the shore. We are so impressed that we just booked a longer stay in the unit in 2024.
We had an awesome stay! The condo is very well equipped, everything you need is supplied! We loved watching the whales from here we didn’t want to leave the condo! The pool area is great, several nights we went to watch the sunset at the pool and then enjoyed dinner afterward. Everything was delicious, especially the mai tais😁. We would definitely stay here again!
A wonderful stay! Beautiful location and well stocked with amenities. Highly recommended to anyone looking for ocean front accommodation with privacy. Minimal traffic in front of condo. And plenty of whale watching opportunity from the lanai.
We enjoyed our time staying in Hali'i Kai. The accommodations were very nice, and appeared as described. The location of the unit was great, in that it had a direct sea view and was a very short walk to the clubhouse and pool. Our family enjoyed using the pool and hot tub, and we ate at the restaurant multiple times because the food was quite good and it was so convenient to walk there rather than get in the car and drive elsewhere.
There is a walking path called fisherman's trail right outside the property that we used to walk to the Hilton Waikoloa one day (so the kids could go to Dolphin Quest and spend a day at the resort pools) and to walk to the 49 Black Sand beach. The walk takes you along some very impressive coastline.
We had a lovely visit to the big island and enjoyed our time at your home. Overall, we had a great experience and the owners take a lot of pride in their home and providing excellent service for their guests. We can’t wait to come back one day in the future!
First, this place is fabulous. It is EXACTLY as described in the photos and (if possible) even cleaner. The unit has all high-end appliances, the beds are super comfy, the location is five stars with breathtaking views, and located right next to the clubhouse which has a restaurant and lovely pool area. We did read the reviews on the clubhouse before coming but found the staff to be very helpful and nice (note: dinner at 6 pm is a madhouse and they don't allow you to have a water bottle at the pool but otherwise the staff is very friendly). The check-in process was very straightforward and the owners were very nice and easy to work with! We do only have one note for guests - the unit is on the first floor and during the first two days of our stay we had a very loud family upstairs from us (kids wrestling and playing above our bed until 9:30 +) was aggravating but otherwise only a minor inconvenience. We would, and will rent this unit again - it was PERFECT!
True to pictures. Thoughtful details. Amazing view. Fun property. Comfortable beds. Wish I could stay again right away.
We had a wonderful stay! Great food and drinks at nearby restaurant and bar, pool was fabulous and kids never wanted to leave. Room was clean, refreshing and supplied with several amenities that really made the trip fun!
We absolutely loved this property. Perfect for our family of four (2 young adult kids). Perfect location, great pool and restaurant. Beautiful views. Highly recommend.
Wonderful property. We were able to watch humpback whales cavorting every day from our Lani. Many beaches nearby and the club pool/bar/restaurant was just steps away from our unit. Kerry & Sue had the unit setup and supplied nicely for our group. Would highly recommend this unit!
Very pleasant experience. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
This property is as advertised and then some. It enjoys a spectacular location in a delightful community right nearby to the community pool & bar/restaurant. The owners were great to work with; even coming by on short notice when we had a small issue with an appliance. You won’t be disappointed here.
Michael Paul M.
This was such an incredible property and trip. The home is lovely and nestled right on the ocean. There is a walking trail along the shoreline and everything is so well set up. Sue and Kerry are incredibly responsive and delightful to work with. They were incredibly responsive at even the smallest issue. They were graceful and wonderful and would love to stay with them again. Thank you for making our vacation magical.
We enjoyed our stay and were thankful for the Ocean Bar & Grill for the yummy food (fried green beans) and Mai Tais! The pool are is quite lovely, overlooking the ocean.
The condo was clean with all the little things you need to go to the beach - boogie boards, coolers, snorkles etc. It was furnished nice with comfortable beds and furniture. We loved waking up to see the ocean first thing. We spent time dining and reading on the patio each morning and the gorgeous sunsets at night. it was also very quiet for the most part.
It was convenient for driving to the beautiful beaches in the surrounding the area. You can hike on the lava out front down to a couple of coves for snorkeling.
Wonderful property, location and hosts! Exceeded expectations in all regards. Breakfast on the lanai with stunning ocean views were such a great way to start our days, and Ocean Club/pool just a few steps away for food and tasty drinks. Well appointed condo with plenty of beach towels, chairs, snorkel gear etc. Great location whether staying in resort or roaming the island on day trips. Just wish we could stay longer, but we hope to return soon!
Kerry and Sue were absolutely awesome in their communication and recommendations for us! The property was new, clean, and had everything we needed (everything). Kitchen has everything and we really appreciated the beach & snorkeling gear (they have chairs, umbrellas, boards, snorkeling gear). The complex is great as is the pool & little bar/restaurant! We wasted our money on a resort pass for the Hilton next door one day and would have rather just stayed at the complex’s pool instead and just walked the Hilton’s property (which is always nice). The view was incredible and we saw pods of dolphins in the morning and the sunsets never get old! Walking distance to a great snorkeling area in the lagoon by the Hilton. This place is perfect in every way & we can’t wait to come back.
Exceptional condo on the ocean with great amenities, location and proximity to shops/restaurants/pool.
Everything that we need was there for our whole trip and would highly recommend to anyone coming to the island.
Thanks for a great stay!
Absolutely fabulous! Beautiful views! Very clean! Everything we could have needed was there...including a crock pot! Owners were very helpful! Not a single complaint!
We rented this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo for our family (kids 12 and 10) and were blown away by the cleanliness and supplies readily available. The sweet owners have genuinely thought of everything you’ll need for your Hawaiian getaway. The ocean front property served as a breathtaking backdrop to morning coffee, all meals and wine with sunsets at night. Our family enjoyed hiking the volcanic rocks (paths available) down to the ocean and the beautiful amenities of the community. The gyms, pools, bar and restaurant are all resort quality- you’ll never want to leave. The condo is perfectly located walking distance to anything and everything you’ll need! We will definitely be back!
Loved our stay here! We arrived early due to some miscalculations on our end, but Sue was super accommodating and let us into the unit early. The place was clean, organized, and homey, and after a quick tour we immediately got to relaxing. The pool and restaurant are literally one minute away and were just lovely. Drinks and food were also great. Actually, to the point of making us not want to leave the neighborhood at all! I think we tried everything on the menu at least once... Staff and neighbors were all super friendly and calm. All in all, great experience!
My wife and I were thrilled with our week at this well-appointed and beautifully maintained oceanfront condo which easily surpassed our expectations. The owner, Jeff, was gracious and caring, easy to converse with, and extremely responsive to our needs. We especially enjoyed the surrounding grounds which included a tropically landscaped swimming pool area, a restaurant, and a bar - all of which have breathtaking views of the water and sunsets! We enjoyed sightseeing outside the resort during the first half of the days and then returning to the pool area in the late afternoon for happy hours and sunsets. The staff at the restaurant and bar was also professional and warmly accommodating. Overall, we had a truly romantic and luxurious experience! We hope to return someday to this property which we would fully recommend to others.
When we opened the door and my wife and soon to be 13 year old boy both said "Wow" I knew we were in good shape. Condo was really well kept. Jeff was very attentive. And the tour guide book they have there was awesome! We spent more time driving than I thought to various beaches and parts of the island and coming back to Ocean Club was perfect - lava flows, appetizers, etc. And being close to a village with shopping, food, etc. was great. Only suggestion and it's so picky - on the COMPLIMENTARY coffee, maybe throw in a light / medium roast ground option. But since Jeff's a perfectionist, I included it in the review :+) Thanks for helping make this teenage birthday celebration a trip we'll remember for the rest of our lives!
This home is an absolute gem! Perfectly positioned to explore the island at large or enjoy it's splendor from the private porch and beautiful pool area, we felt we struck gold when we cancelled our resort reservations in favor of this delightful place. Jeff is a consummate host, available at a moments notice with advice or suggestions and genuinely desirous that his guests enjoy their stay. He has thoughtfully apportioned his home with every convenience to aid in their overall exeprience and it shows. We will be back!
Our stay at Haili'i Kai was WONDERFUL! The condo had everything. Jeff was very accommodating, the pool and grounds are beautiful, the staff at the Ocean Club are so friendly. We definitely will be back!
We just left our stay at this fantastic resort location a few days ago. Jeff has taken the trouble to outfit this condo with nearly anything you might need for your beach vacation - chairs, nice towels, hats, snorkel gear, boogie boards, etc. For a family of 5, this was invaluable. The equipment was also great quality! The condo also has really nice applicances and the washer / dryer were a lifesaver for us! The condo itself was comfortable and the view from the lanai was amazing. We enjoyed the resort amenities such as the pool, tennis courts, and gym, and the resort itself is a great place for runners / walkers - all kinds of sidewalks and paths. All in all, a great home base to explore the area's stunning beaches and a great place to relax and recharge at night. Additionally, Jeff went out of his way to let us know ahead of time of the new lava flow - an extra effort that was greatly appreciated. Thanks for making it our stay in Waikola an unforgettable experience!
Our family of four had a wonderful stay in this condo. The exterior view was spectacular! We watched spinner dolphins right from the lanai. The pool and Ocean Club area was a great place to hang out and relax. The condo's interior had all of the comforts of home. It was the most well stocked rental I have ever stayed in. The owner, Jeff, was very personable and eager to make sure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. I highly recommend this rental!
Thank you for sharing your home with us! It was one of the most comfortable vacation homes we've ever stayed (and we have trawled the world). The beds might be more comfortable than what we have at home. You provided everything we could have imagined and more - we used the beach chairs, beach towels and coolers for our outings. The view of the ocean is amazing and all the staff are incredibly friendly. We would definitely recommend your home to anyone - really loved our stay and already miss our home away from home! Many thanks from Texas!!
From the start Jeff was great, he got back to me right away. The house was wonderful, loved the master bedroom that looked out to the ocean - it was a great way to wake up in the morning. It was well stocked with toys - boogie boards, ice chest, tennis rackets, we didn't use them but it was nice to know we had the option! Little touches were nice - chocolate, Kuerig coffee pods for us to use. The pool, bar and restaurant were great - Kathy and Donna were so sweet and helpful. Our experience was fantastic and we can't wait to visit again! Mahalo
You cannot find a more gracious and inviting host on VRBO and the fact that this property is truly amazing makes it even better! The location of the unit within the complex is perfect- being right on the lava "beach" makes all of the difference. We watched the sun set every night we were there and caught sight of dolphins in the morning. The unit is well appointed with everything you could possibly need in Hawai'i, and if you do want to run to the store, there are several very close by. The property is a perfect starting point for anywhere you want to visit on the island, which is a bonus if you want to hit all of the highlights. If you want to just chill for the day at "home," you can kick back at the pool or go to some of the best beaches on the island less than 20 minutes away!
The beds are comfortable, there are lots of sheets-pillows-towels, everything is very clean, the amenities are plentiful within the unit and on the property (pool, bar, grill, fitness facility, tennis, basketball) and it's so quiet! Don't walk, run to book this rental! You will be very happy that you did!
Hali'i Kai is a quiet and relaxed resort. The condo is set up like a family guest house not a rental property. It has everything you need for a great vacation, really everything. All you will need to bring is your clothes and a relaxed attitude. I loved the new washer and dryer.
The Best things about the condo: Location, Sunsets, Quiet nights, Dolphins swimming by in the early morning, Cooking out on the lanai, Amenities, ABay is a few minutes away--6am morning walks to see the sleeping turtles--walk left on the beach, And the owner Jeff. Jeff has made a great effort to make you feel at home. We really felt welcomed.
Mahalo Jeff for spreading the Aloha.
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