We just got back from a 5 night stay at this condo- it was amazing! It’s even nicer than the photos! The condo was very clean, modern, updated, and had all the amenities you could ask for. The set up was perfect with 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. There were 2 patios with incredible views of the golf course and ocean! The kitchen was spacious and well equipped. The community was amazing- right across the street there is a tennis and basketball court. You can also check out a pickleball net from the front desk- we did that 2 days. The Ocean Club was amazing! The pool is nicer than a lot of luxury hotels we have stayed at- there is a jacuzzi with a sandy bottom, loungers in the wet deck in the pool, and a restaurant and bar poolside. The location was perfect! We were fortunate to be there right after the volcano started erupting so we went there one day, it was a nice 2 hour drive. Went to the Farmers market and to a few nice restaurants in Waimea which was less than 30 min away. Kona was about 40 minutes and Hapuna Beach was beautiful and only 15 minutes away. I had a few questions before and during the trip and the owner was so nice and responded quickly each time. Everything was amazing and we are planning on going again next summer- I won’t even bother looking at another condo!
The property is stunning! The view was exactly what I was needing. The rooms are spacious and the condo is stocked with everything you’ll ever need. Waking up to the ocean view was awesome. Looking forward to our next stay.
View is better than photos and hosts were responsive.
This place was amazing and perfect for our larger family. There was a huge master bedroom and 2 other bedrooms with bathrooms next door and a pull out couch downstairs. The place came supplied with everything you would need for your stay including a washer and dryer. We loved the closet full of beach gear. Steve and Maryanne were super helpful answering all our questions before the trip. This unit and resort were beautiful, we would love to come back again!
Great find in great location on the big island in Waikoloa Beach. The 3bdr townhome in the Halii Kai development was perfect for families or a group of friends. The townhome itself was spacious and nicely appointed, but what really made it spectacular was the better than expected ocean views and amazing sunsets. Would definitely return.
Loved Hali'i Kai in general...gated, spread out, great view, tennis, pickleball, putting green, pool and beach club and access to walk the costal path. 7F was perfect for our needs...7 adults, 4 beds, 3 baths, 2 lanais, place to park, view of golf course and ocean...hard to beat. Loved not having to bring or find our own towels, beach chairs, cooler, etc...and there was a case of beer and lots of spices for cooking...we added a few of both. We also interacted with our neighbors some which was nice but the condo was perfectly quiet with all the doors closed...no neighbor noises at all. Loved being north of Kona too. Definitely gonna stay here again...also the owners were as hands on as I needed them to be with pretrip email contact. Also they have a handy folder with places to eat, rent, swim, golf, etc.
We stayed in this beautiful, well equipped condo for a short stay on the big island. The condo was very comfortable with everything that we needed for our stay. I will definitely return!
We had such an amazing time while on the Big Island. The rental was very clean and the location was so convenient. The rental came with all we needed to enjoy a day at the beach. Steve and Maryanne were wonderful hosts from the very beginning of the booking process all the way through our stay. They sent us a plethora of information leading up to our arrival with different day trips, restaurants and beaches to check out and were very prompt to respond to questions from us. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation!
From the moment we pulled in to the complex we were happy we choose this condo. Beautiful complex! When we entered the condo we were really impressed how nice it was. Then we went out on the patio, what a view!! This condo has very thing you need, well stocked kitchen and so was the closet with all the water items. Several books on things to see and do and eat on the island. The pool and restaurant at the pool were great. This was probably one of the best properties I have ever stayed at anywhere domestic and international ! Great location, the King and Queen shopping area was close and had everything we needed. Two hour drive to the volcano but a beautiful drive. We hated to leave, but really want to go back soon. Thank you Steve and Maryanne
The view was much better than the pictures show. The owner and maintenance were very responsive when needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for sharing your condo with us.
The property is very well located:
- Has access to a private beach club which has a pool, hot water tub, gym, and restaurant that had excellent food
- Is opposite the tennis/ pickle ball courts. People play pickle ball on Fridays and anyone with access can join and play
- Is 3/4 mile from golf club with some of the best views
- Grocery is 1 mile away, which is one of the best on the island
While the property itself was excellent, what made it even better than any other rentals:
- Very well stocked house for a beach vacation - beach chairs, beach mats, towels, boogie boards etc.
- Good quality beds and mattresses, sheets, pillows
- Good quality and quantity of shampoos, soaps, washing liquids etc.
- Kitchen stocked with spices and cooking oil
Thank you for the attention to detail, Steve!
A really great location and unit to stay in. Nice partial view of the ocean over golf course. (It's behind the Hilton complex so you have a view of that.) Quiet location. Highly recommend!
Minor irritants: fans generally not controllable, grill didn't work (owner was VERY responsive and helpful), no body wash in one bath (owner IMMEDIATELY had it fixed), kitchen design not conducive to multiple folks working together due to triangular shape (not much you can do about that, we made it work... I watched LOL).
The Ocean Bar was nice with good food. Most folks raved about it but we had at least one night with indifferent service at best. (Bar tender ignored my friend who clearly was waiting to order and helped another customer who arrived after her. For me, he just seemed distracted. One of the servers was a bit brusque. Our interactions with Pua, were outstanding. She's a gem as was Henos - not sure how to spell his name LOL)
Very well equipped and we had a great stay. Property owners were on top of everything and and communicated very well. Great location. Would definitely come back and stay here again
This was an amazing property, with spectacular views, a very clean home and wonderful accommodations. All beach-related items were provided, along with soaps, laundry detergent and other such necessities.
The owners clearly have pride in their home and it shows. We cannot wait to come back on a revisit. This property and Kona overall was an amazing experience for our family and we thank you!
Great place, enjoyed the beautiful property and the Surrounding Area we look forward to are next vacation
We had the best time at this lovely property! The location is awesome and the owners were so easy to work with. We would be back tomorrow, if we could! We'll be back!
Kitchen has everything you need. There were even golf clubs and mini surf boards. The balcony on the second floor is the perfect place for afternoon nap under sea breeze
We were very happy with our six day stay. Great condo, excellent location, nice owners.
This property exceeded our expectations 10 times over! The condo is so lovely, with a perfect location. The views from both lanais are exquisite. The pool and the Ocean Club were enjoyed by everyone. Communication with the owners was easy, and they were quick to respond. The unit was clean and we had everything on hand you could imagine - the fully stocked spice cabinet was a definite plus. Next time we stay, we will plan to eat in more! Thank you for the perfect vacation spot!
This was our second stay at Hali'i Kai (two different units). The property is beautiful and well-managed. The Ocean Club pool is large enough, the restaurant food is outstanding, and the service personnel attentive and incredibly pleasant.
This specific unit has a premier location overlooking golf course and ocean. It is well-appointed in every way, and the beach supplies are too numerous to believe.
A truly excellent stay for our multi-generational family of four!
Unit was as it described nice & clean, Unit was a bit far from the Pool & Ocean Bar & Grill but it wasnt a big deal you can drive your vehicle down there, livingroom/dinning/kitchen was a bit small for our family compare to what we usually stay in but was no biggy we made it work, We had Ocean & Maunakea view from our unit Amazing!, Communication with our Host was the best they replied very quickly & were very accomidating and Staff there from our check-in to the pool, bar & grill were all so super, super nice made you feel very welcomed the best Hosts & Staff members we encountered so far and we stayed at alot of resorts in Waikoloa, Theres alot of parking & price was fair & reasonable especially for staying in Waikoloa, I would definetly recommend this place and stay there again
We had a great time - perfect location, great kiddie pool area, incredible sunset view. Loved that there were beach chairs and toys - we made full use of them all! This is a wonderful place to stay and we hope to be back soon!
Loved staying here. Had everything to make our stay enjoyable. Loved the closet full of beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels, coolers-everything you would need for the beach. Absolutely loved the view of the ocean. Breakfast on the lanai and sunsets in the evenings were magical. We enjoyed the resort and ate at the restaurant one night at sunset. Beautiful. The condo was very clean and had plenty of space for our family of seven. Would absolutely stay here again.
The home was spacious for our family. My daughter loved how well stocked the kitchen utensils, plates, pots and food pantry was…she called it gourmet!
As for the the bedrooms, the upstairs master bedroom was spacious and the view from the balcony was breathtaking.
The hosts were very attentive and quick to respond.
We definitely we will be booking again!
Susie & Frank
We stayed at Hali'i Kai for our family vacation and had a wonderful trip. This unit exceeded our expectations. Having 3 bedrooms with 3 full bathrooms was a perfect configuration for our family group. The view from the lanai is amazing! The unit it so well stocked, easy to prepare meals or pack a cooler and head to the beach. Everyone enjoyed the trip and we hope to return again in the future. We will definitely recommend this unit to others!
We traveled to the Big Island with our teenage kids and had a tremendous time. We stayed at Hali'i Kai resort in 7F. The Swaims were wonderful to deal with and their condo was beautiful, as advertised! We enjoyed the peacefulness of a private resort and the pool had amazing views! We would definitely love to come back.
Resort was very classy and clean. Kitchen was well stocked with quality appliances. Closet with beach needs - including chairs, books, coolers was above and beyond.
Beautifully decorated spacious condo in a great community. The hosts thought of everything we might need and had it there for us. We will definitely visit this location again
My family and I stayed at Steve MaryAnne’s unit. It was wonderful. Very clean and well stocked. Plenty of room for everyone! Great location also. Would love to go back! Steve and MaryAnne were great to deal with also - they were very helpful with anything that was needed.
We loved this property. The staff was great from the front desk to the Bellman to the housekeepers. They had good Covid practices. It was an attractive hotel with a large open lobby. The rooms were large with balconies and great views over the water. We did not like the steakhouse. The food was OK but the waiter was snobby and not responsive and not friendly. We did go to the restaurant across the park that is upstairs. We went twice because the food was delicious and the wait staff was fabulous.
This property is exceptional for adult families. It effectively has three master suites with excellent separation. It is well maintained and Steve and Maryanne are attentive and responsive. I am a repeat Hali’I Kai guest and can say you will not be disappointed !great location and stunning view as well.
We vacationed on the Big Island in August 2021. Excellent vacation and the property (Hale Little Blue Whale ) at Hali’i Kai was perfect for our family.
Beautiful views, well accommodated, pool and restaurant were great to have right next door.
The property owners were excellent to work with and helped us out with some additional time to checkout for an evening flight.
Had a lovely time at this property - very clean, comfortable and well- stocked. Easy check-in and Steve was very communicative and accommodating. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. Many thanks!
The property was immaculate and had everything we needed for an amazing vacation! Our kids didn’t want to leave! Property owner was very responsive and helpful. Would definitely want to come back in the future!
We absolutely loved calling this home base. The condo has everything you need for days at the beach, including a cooler, beach chairs, boogie boards, and an umbrella. We’re only a family of 4, so each of the kids were sleeping in beds larger than the ones they have at home! Plenty of space to hang out as a family or to get some quiet, solo time if you need it. The condo complex has a pool and restaurant (The Ocean Club) associated with it with solid food offerings at super reasonable prices - so if you’re not up for cooking, it’s a great option. Owners were very communicative and helpful. Wish we would have booked a few more nights here!
House is terrific, from the comfortable furniture to the wonderful golf course and ocean views. Kitchen is very nicely equipped with bonus tea and coffee and condiments. Dishwasher is so quiet we never heard it.
Our only complaint is that we didn't stay long enough.
Overall, we had a good experience. The condo was beautiful, well stocked, and served our needs. The property host Steve was very responsive, but the property and amenity management was operated by Hali’i Kai, which was where we had a few issues. Upon check-in, we received a parking violation while we registered because we did not have a parking pass on our car while we registered, which started us off on the wrong foot. Secondly, we arrived to our unit at 4:15 (over an hour after the allowed check-in time of 3pm), and the unit was still being cleaned. We were asked to wait outside with our groceries and luggage until they were finished. Furthermore, we were notified that the oven glass had broken, so we weren’t able to bake the pizzas we had gotten as a quick and easy dinner that night, and weren’t able to use the oven for the remainder of our stay. The pool staff was wonderful to us, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time at the clubhouse. But the office staff was not as kind. We had called the office the morning we were supposed to leave because my dad had thought he had left his wallet at the clubhouse. When we asked for the number to the clubhouse, we were told that they wouldn’t give us the number and that “it would be a nice morning walk to go down there yourself and ask.” When I walked down there to ask, I was told that they wouldn’t be able to open the safe to check until 11:30 for whatever reason, well after check out time and far to close to our flight time.
Like I said, overall we had a good time, but we were just unimpressed with the Hali’i Kai management at times. We felt like we were a nuisance as VRBO renters.
The place was so much nicer than the pictures!! Very roomy and spacious and beautifully decorated. We bought food and cooked in every night and spent most our days outside enjoying the island. Bar stools in the kitchen were awesome to as it brought everyone together more!! The view was phenomenal and we couldn’t have asked for anything better:) A few minor things like no hot water in the bathtub and the water in the shower upstairs is backwards, the dryer was a little confusing to use but pick timed dry and you are set, the toilet downstairs kept backing up but maintenance was there immediately and so nice. The community is geared more toward the older crowd, but we had a wonderful time here.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in 7F! The unit is beautifully decorated, clean, equipped and accommodating!
We had more than enough kitchen utensils and spices and the kitchen was large enough for 3 of us to cut fruit, make coffee and do dishes at the same time.
All bedrooms and bathrooms were comfortable and had more than enough room and storage.
There was a "fun" closet full of things like snorkel gear, games, cards, boogie boards, sandals, fins, an umbrella, noodle floats and cooler bags! It was so helpful because we needed so many of those things for our beach days!
The views from both balconies was spectacular...possible one of the best in the community.
Speaking of community...gorgeous grounds, landscaping, both night and day. In our opinion, the nicest looking community in the area. We enjoyed the gym, which overlooked the ocean (it's whale watching season, too). The pools were relaxing, winding and salt water, which was nice. There are leaf shaped lounge chairs in the pool and also covered areas, if you prefer to get out of the sun.
The front desk for check in was informative and everyone we encountered during our stay was very nice.
Loved staying here and will happily recommend this unit! Our host Steve was super quick to respond to a few questions I had, too.
Our overall experience at this condo was nothing short of amazing. The view is breathtaking, the property grounds is immaculate, and the condo is beautifully decorated and is completely stocked with everything you need to have a wonderful vacation. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We only had to make a couple phone calls to have propane tank replaced and towels provided. Added a beach umbrella to the beach supplies for future guests to use. We will be back for sure!! Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
Our stay in Steve and Maryanne's beach house was wonderful! The whole process from the beginning to the end was seamless. Our questions were answered in a timely manner. Even in light of the volcano issue, they were very informative and understanding with whatever we had decided to do. Our family of four loved 7F! The lanai's were very comfortable and allowed us relaxing coffee time in the morning and watching the gorgeous sunsets in the evening. We really love this property, with the pool, restaurant, and workout facility right there!! It's so convenient! And who wouldn't want to workout while looking at the ocean! The unit was beautifully decorated, clean, and well stocked with everything we needed. Thank you so much Swaim's for sharing your slice of heaven with our family! We will remember our time together here for years to come! Grateful ~ From Arizona
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful and well equipped property 7F! It was incredibly comfortable and well laid out with gorgeous views of ocean and golf course. The location to beaches, shopping and dining was perfect. We enjoyed several days down at the Ocean Club pool which was not crowded and saw MANY whales and beautiful sunsets. Staff at check in and ocean club are friendly and welcoming. Thank you for providing all the extras like beach chairs, coolers, well stocked kitchen, comfortable furnishings, etc. Most of all, thank you for sharing your home in paradise with us--we would love to return!!
This property is everything it is advertised and more. The owners are easy to communicate with, and very accommodating. We love whales and whale watching, and to be able to see them from your balcony is awesome. My son and I loved working out overlooking the ocean and watching whales cavorting. My daughter and her young family spent a lot of time the pool and and restaurant. The unit was fully stocked with every possible amenity, and there is lots of shopping and activities
nearby. We will definitely be back.
Hali'i Kai is a great condo development in an ideal location on the north Kona coast, short drive to many of the best beaches on the island (Hapuna, 69, Mauna Kea) and also very convenient to restaurants and shops (Lava Lava Beach Club outside dining, King and Queen shops). The Ocean Club with pool and hot tub area, bar/restaurant, and work out facilities is beautifully situated, and we spent almost every evening there to see the sunset, take a dip in the pool, and have some appetizers. We saw whales breaching off the coast several times. Very well run development with friendly staff who lend out beach towels, basketballs, replace propane tank (for grill) etc.
This particular condo itself is very nice. Terrific views from lanai (balcony) off the living room and master bedroom, with nice outdoor furniture for dining or sitting and enjoying the view. Extremely well equipped in terms of dishes, pots and pans, propane grill, spices for grilling and family meals. Kids very much appreciated the activity closet with boogie boards, snorkel equipment, tennis rackets, and board games; grown ups liked the beach chairs and cooler. With three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a comfortable pull out couch bed, this slept two families (total 8 persons) very well.
We would definitely stay here again.
We had an incredible time here at the Kali I kai. We stayed in 7F and it was everything we expected. Nice ocean view. The only thing missing was beach chairs. The owner said we could go buy the chairs and they would reimburse us. The owners we great and very responsive. I would stay there again.
Our family of six enjoyed this home for our 12 day vacation. Kids and parents upstairs and grandma down stairs with private bathrooms. We enjoyed the spacious condo with high end comfortable furniture, nice dishes, ample cleaning supplies and a wonderful view of the ocean across the golf course. We loved the 2 beautiful lanai’s. The resort of Hali’i Kai is a tropical paradise, very well manacured and relaxing pool. We selected this resort as we knew our 2 -15 year old girls were safe running around inside the complex. The owners are very kind and responsive to all questions. They love the island and seem to enjoy sharing their favorite spots. Hope to stay with the Swaim’s again!
L A B.
Condo was very comfortable and had everything you could want to cook or play at the beach. Resort has a very reasonably priced restaurant and bar with a good selection and quality. Sunsets are spectacular in the pool area.
We loved our stay here. Every room is comfortable and well decorated. Out kitchen had everything we needed for cooking. Perfect location to beautiful beaches, shops and restaurants. The pool was an added bonus....Delicious foods and beverages and incredible view of the whales. Would definitely return!
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