We really enjoyed our stay in Aug 2022. The property is as advertised - well decorated and well appointed. The unit is large with plenty of room for 6 people. The Lanai was fantastic - we cooked and ate out there regularly and enjoyed the spectacular sunsets over the ocean every evening. The kitchen was well equipped, and there were everything form bikes to beach gear in the garage. We loved the Kolea complex with a great pool and beach club, nice paths along the ocean for walking and access to a beautiful large beach in front of the Marriott. The Queens and Kings shopping malls were within walking distance (or a very short drive) as were the restaurants at the Marriott and the Hilton. We'll definitely be back!
We met family from Reno, Central California and Tasmania Australia. This accommodation is wonderful. Great location, beautiful view and super clean. Thank you for the fantastic week- we will be back
Great spot, beautiful space and view
The beautiful gas grill in the photos was not working. There was a very small electric grill in its place that we didn’t even use. We love Hawaii for the fresh fish markets and grilling seafood and bbqing our meals. We chose this property largely because of the beautiful patio and cooking area. There seemed to be no sense of urgency to fix this issue or compensate us for this disappointing inconvenience. And to make things worse the interior island stove has a pop up ventilation system that was also not working.. A repair person did show up to look at this (at supper time) but was unable to repair it. Also the four bikes pictured in the garage were not rideable because of broken seats/handle bars, missing pedal, and flat tires. I get things break down but I expected with a property this high end that there would be a lot more urgency to get things right and if not provide compensation for items not working or available as promoted and advertised. It is a beautiful property and area and would definitely go back. A person might want to ensure everything is working properly as shown before booking.
Property is completely. as advertised and beautiful. Very spacious place and our family of 5 had more than enough room. Excellent proximity to golf, nice beaches and good restaurants.
we like the Korea villas in general, but would not recommend this particular property
Well-kept and spacious property for our group of 5 adults (Mom/Dad and 3 kids in their 20s). We loved hanging out on the patio enjoying BBQ dinners and views! Barry is a super responsive and helpful host. The really nice club/pool/fitness/hot tub and beach are a 5 minute walk away. Just a bit further to the Marriott resort and Lava Lava Beach Club for those umbrella drinks at sunset! Pro tips: Lava Lava doesn't take resy's and the wait list can be 2 hours on busy nights. Text them early. Highly recommend Ocean Sports for whatever adventures or gear rentals you need beyond what Barry's place doesn't have (and it has a lot). Easy locale for shopping and exploring nearby hikes and other beaches, yet a perfect place to park yourself and enjoy. Mahalo!
Our group of 6 adults thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this well-appointed luxury condo. Our favorite spot was on the large comfortable patio with resort and ocean views. The crescent beach is in a lovely protected bay. If you're adventuresome, there is a hike from the beach to the west, around the point, and over a half mile of rocky lava fields to a small natural swimming hole called the Queen's Bath.
This property was the perfect foundation for our week long family vacation. It has great amenities and the lanai makes you not want to leave! The nearby shopping was a plus as well!
The pool area is fun for families while having a very relaxing atmosphere. I would recommend staying here over and over.
This is a lovely place in Waikoloa. It’s well appointed and very spacious. Everything you need. Very convenient to A-Bay beach and shopping.
My 2 adult children and I had a wonderful time on our vacation here. The unit is so spacious and has every amenity so we spent a lot of time just hanging out at the condo, getting take-out and watching the sunsets. We created a lot of memories.
The unit is exactly as advertised and we loved it!
Owner/manager was easy to work with helpful and very responsive to our short notice request to book! Location and view were excellent/amazing!
The condo is very spacious & so comfortable, sitting on the lanai is wonderful with stunning views.
Incredible condo and great location for my family of 4. Each of my kids had their own room and bathroom so enough for us to spread out after long days enjoying the island.
Queens Marketplace is walking distance so we got most of our food and necessities there, but also lots of restaurants in walking distance.
Hilton Waikola Village is also right next door, so we got a day pass there to enjoy the pools, lagoon, and dolphins.
Overall, this was a great location and made for a perfect spot for us as we traveled all over the island. Definitely would stay here again, and hope to be back again someday!
Wonderful location, exceptional property, priceless sunsets.
This condo was amazing and perfect for our family of four (our 19 and 22 year old kids each got their own bedrooms and private bath). We've used VRBO on the Hawaiian islands before with great success but this one is our favorite yet!
The location on the west (dry) side of the island was perfect. You're a short walk from Waikoloa Beach on Anaehoomalu Bay (or A-Bay for short). There is a great grocery store close by in Queens Marketplace and some shops (including local coffee and Hawaiian shave ice) in Kings Shops. And Lava Lava Beach Club (great restaurant) is right there on Waikoloa Beach! You're also a short drive from many other amazing beaches like Hapuna Beach (which is worth a visit). And you're not that far from Kailua-Kona to the south and Waimea to the north. The Kolea condos also have a private (and very nice) pool area with hot tub (and also gives you access to Waikoloa Beach). The entire Kolea complex was very nice, very beautifully landscaped, and seemed very peaceful.
The condo itself was amazing. Very large and spacious, very clean, comfortable, wonderfully decorated, and has everything you need (including beach towels, chairs, and umbrella to take down to the beach). The lanai was incredible with great views and a nice breeze. It was the perfect place to enjoy coffee each morning!
I didn't have many questions or need much. But when I did, Barry (the owner) was super responsive.
I can't recommend this condo highly enough! It was perfect for us and made for an amazing vacation.
Loved the condo. Spent most of our late afternoons sitting on the large porch drinking cocktails and enjoying the view. The condo is a three minute walk to the beach club, which has a lovely pool. Easy to walk through the club to the beach where saw turtles each day swimming close to shore or sunbathing on the rocks!
Snorkeling at Captain Cooks monument is a must! We enjoyed the 45 minute kayak trip to get there!
All six of us agreed we wish we could have stayed longer. It was a perfect relaxing vacation!
We stayed at this home with four adults and a toddler and had an amazing time. The home has a great layout, great views of the ocean, and has all the amenities that you need. Its a few minutes from a ton of places to each, the grocery store, cofee, and the beach. Couldn't ask for anything more.
We've stayed at Kolea condos before and first time in this unit. We enjoyed our stay during our windy week on the Big Island. The condo was nicely appointed with lots of recreational extras like bikes, boogie boards, beach towels, etc. Thank you for having us.
We were here with 2 other couples for a week. Condo and grounds were deluxe and spacious. Morning walks around the grounds were delightful. Ocean view was amazing. We had a great week on the property.
We were beyond pleased with our rental at Waikoloa! We came with 3 couples and were more than comfortable. This unit was equipped with everything you could dream of needing. We cooked in almost every night and the kitchen and outdoor cooking area had more items than my home! The unit was beautifully decorated, private access, and the VIEWS! We couldn't of asked for better office views for morning zoom calls on the lanai. The unit had everything you would need for the beach, pool, biking, laundry, the bathrooms even had full size shampoo/conditioner/body wash. The owners thought of everything! The grounds of the property were impeccable as well. An easy walk to shops and the grocery store. On the plane home, we were already looking at our next trip! You will not be disappointed with this unit!
Our group consisted of six people and we had plenty of room to not step on each other's toes. The lanai and view were truly relaxing and the decor was phenomenal. Often, condos overdo it with the island theme but this unit kept the vibe with a cleaner, more sophisticated look. That makes it an even more relaxing atmosphere. Lots of beach accessories available and the unit is well stocked with cooking utensils (including bakeware!). My only constructive comment is that there is not a "Welcome" book (at least that we could find) that provided information on how to do things or the checkout process so we had a few questions we had to contact the owner/manager on. This property does not have a local manager, so that is something you might want to know. However, the communication was good and there is a handyman that he works with as needed who seems very competent. Overall, I would highly recommend the unit as the location is great (I love Kolea in general) and the newly renovated unit is beautiful!
Patty and Mike D.
This VRBO experience was one of our best, and we’ve had many. The condo was clean, beautiful and stocked with everything you could need. Coming back home from our adventures was a treat, and we thoroughly enjoyed spending time on the lanai. Would definitely rent again.
No issues. Good experience
The pictures for the listing of this property cannot do proper justice to the beautiful condo. The location of the condo and the condo itself is incredible!
My brother and I knew we had to book early to ensure that we can vacation in Hawaii during Thanksgiving. Working with Barry was a pleasure as he responded to all our questions and request very quickly.
The condo itself is located in a private community at Waikoloa Village. It is on the 3rd floor of a building and is the only condo on the floor. Access to it is via a special key on the elevator. The whole setup feels very secure and private.
The community and the location is impeccable. It is a gated community requiring a code to drive into the community. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The pool and fitness room is a short 2 minute walk from the condo and is open from 7:00 am to 9 pm. Access to the beach is either through the pool area or a separate path. The beach itself is beautiful and not too crowded. There is a place ot rent SUP, kayaks, and also a glass bottom boat tour. It isn't a great snorkel beach unless you swim out further but the water is still great to swim in. It is a nice feeling to swim in the beach and then go back to the hot tub by the pool.
It is a 10 minute walk to King's Shops and a 15 minute walk (5 minute drive) to Queen's Market. The walk is nice and have shade so it never feels too hot. At Queen's Market, there is a grocery store that sells both hot food and other items that you can use to prepare your own meals.
The condo itself is as described. Beautifully decorated with all the amenities you need. There is a toaster, a Keurig, a drip coffee machine, sharp knives (very important), and all the utensils, cutlery, and pots that you need to prepare meals at home. Having a meal on the large balcony overlooking the community and seeing the ocean in the distance is quite a treat. Barry also provided plenty of towels. The washer and dryer also allowed us to wash our clothes and towels each day.
Staying at this property is a treat and I would certainly rent from Barry and this property again.
The condo and its surrounding are just beautiful. We had a great time and would do it again anytime.
Unit 2F is very nicely set up and has a nice ocean view. Close to the pool and the beach.
Property well kept , well located nice sunset views
Walking distance to shopping.
Only oddity was no light over dining room table which in early September was not a problem but for later dinners or less light times a minor but unusual inconvenience.
We would stay there again
Pictures don’t do this unit justice. It was fabulous. We enjoyed the location and everything the unit had to offer. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
We absolutely LOVED staying at this property!! The location on the island and within the resort was just perfect, and the amenities (pool and local beach) were wonderful. A few minor annoyances with the appliances/fixtures were easily overlooked with the ocean views, tons of space, and gorgeously appointed condo! We had a most amazing 10-day stay with our two school-aged kiddos and my mom (whose first trip to Hawaii was a smashing success)!
This was a comfortable but luxurious condo that had great spaces for time in the condo. Easy access to the beach and pool. Communication with Barry was immediate and helpful!
The property was very well appointed and beautiful. Well stocked with kitchen and bathroom essentials. Plenty of room for our group of six - myself, spouse, 2 adult sons, and my parents. Loved spending time on the lanai. We had all of our meals, except for one, at the condo and it had everything we needed for preparing all of them. One small hiccup was the first night we used the grill it ran out of propane. Reached out to Barry and a new tank was brought the next morning. Great communication from Barry before and during our stay. Easy access to pool/beach and condo is in a fantastic location. Also liked that property was quiet. No noise from other units - just some of the morning birds outside the windows. Would not hesitate to stay here again.
I can’t say enough great things about our stay! This unit itself was so dreamy- well stocked (kitchen, beach supplies, bikes) clean, great design and furniture. Perfect size for 2 couples and a kid.
Kolea is a wonderful development, the grounds are immaculate and the pool and communal areas so well kept. Our toddler loved both the kiddie pool and the main pool and our beach access walk was short and sweet. We saw turtles almost every day! Sunsets on the lanai daily. Definitely more serene and private than the big resorts but you’re close enough to visit them on foot if you want a more busy vibe.
Communication with Buddy was fast and easy. Check out was super simple. Going to bookmark Kolea 2F and recommend it to friends.
Location was great. Condo was perfect. Well equipped. Only problem was communication with the property management. I received no information about the checkin or out process. Had to basically guess to figure things out. Was not given info on how to use pool or beach access. Property mgmt stopped responding to my texts and told me to find someone on property to help.
This is our 7th visit to the Big Island and we have stayed in different areas in Waikoloa and in different properties. This is one of our favorites. Very comfortable with a nice kitchen and easy access to the pool, beach and shops. Our teen kids had their own suites and we enjoyed our trip. We plan to visit again soon.
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