Halii Kai Resort- Unit 12A


Rates: $475 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KTT (sleeps 5)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 136 reviews)
Luxury Hali’i Kai oceanfront homes are located on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, approximately 18 miles from the Keahole Kona International Airport. Birthplace of the great King Kamehameha I, tales of the favored status of this stretch of the island are legend. Blessed with a scant ten inches of rainfall annually, most days here are sun drenched and cooled by the breezes of Anaehoomalu Bay. Imagine gazing across the beautiful Pacific and spending your day watching whales as they frolic in our Hawaiian waters.

Hali’i Kai is the newest luxury resort at the Waikoloa Beach Resort with all the features you want, but often times impossible to find on the Kohala Coast. Hali’i Kai is a direct oceanfront complex with the attributes you are looking for in your Hawaii stay, a large resort quality oceanfront pool, pool side restaurant with bar, oceanfront fitness centre and tennis courts.

This two bedroom air conditioned condo is tastefully and thoughtfully furnished with many amenities including free Wi-Fi.. It has 1317 square feet of living space as well as a 145 square foot lanai overlooking the ocean and the golf course. The condo can accommodate up to 5 people comfortably and is ideal for couples and families.

Experience the private amenities that Hali’i Kai has to offer. Whether it is relaxing on an aqua lounger in the pool, a golf game with friends on a Robert Trent Jones-designed course, or a romantic evening at an pool side restaurant over looking the ocean, the amenities at Hali’i Kai will fulfill your needs and desires.

Often called the Gold Coast in reference to the many luxury hotels here, the Kohala Coast has evolved into the premier resort location on the island. It is a place of contrasts black lands, green golf courses, blue ocean, rich yellow sandy beaches, tall verdant trees, and vibrant tropical flora.



Keywords: Oceanfront, Halii Kai, Vacation rental, Big Island, Waikaloa, 2br/2ba, Kona, Condo Registration Number: GE-180-989-7472-01, TA-180-989-7472-01

Halii Kai Resort- Unit 12A Reviews



Kimberly C.
January 2024
This place was WONDERFUL!!! Great location, AMAZING views!!! My only complaint was the lack of response from the host prior to arrival. I emailed through VRBO at least 3 separate times for the 4-5 days leading up to arrival and she never responded. Thankfully when we arrived, the employee at the resort checkin was able to reach the owner by phone, otherwise we would not have been able to access our unit. That said, I would stay here again because the place was PERFECT!


Greta S.
January 2024
Beautiful condo with both sunrise over the mountain and sunset over the ocean views. Highly recommend a stay here.


Pamela K.
December 2023
The location within Halii Kai couldn’t be better. Views of golf course , ocean and whales. Closest building to the pool complex. I’ve rented from Peggy for many years and each time I return to 12A it feels like my home. My 17 day stay over Christmas, shared with my family, couldn’t have been more enjoyable. Thank you Peggy!


Dena T.
December 2023
My family and I enjoyed staying here. Amazing view, very close to the pool. Would love to visit here again!


Amy K.
November 2023
This rental was beautiful. We did have a rough start, I like other reviewers, was not able to use the access codes to get into the gate as the email had gone to my junk folder and once I found it, had an incorrect gate code. I attempted to contact the owner multiple times, but was not able to get a response until much later in the evening. Luckily, I was able to find an old email that went to my junk folder with a correct code and gain access, otherwise I don't think we would have been able to get into the condo that evening. I was also unaware that we would be responsible for an additional $25.00 charge per day at check in. I did not see this listed anywhere on the listing. I reached out to the owner and received no response. The rental itself is amazing. Beautiful views, everything you could possibly need for your trip, including full shampoo, conditioner and body washes, tons of beach gear, coolers, fully stocked kitchen including zip lock bags, condiments, all the little comforts of home. There are ten foot ceilings throughout and it makes everything feel huge. The beds were the most comfortable of any rental we've been in. Full size washer and dryer. We were in Hawaii for three weeks throughout the islands and this was by far our favorite rental. There is a nice pool as well and you are right by the clubhouse. Outside of difficulty contacting the owner (which could have been a real disaster) and the unannounced additional costs this is an amazing rental.


Michael O.
November 2023
Hali Kai #12 is located on the signature 6th hole of the Beach course which is a beautiful hole. The sunsets here every night were absolutely breathtaking and you have a panoramic view of them from the lani. The condo itself is exceptionally well equipped and you will lack for nothing. It is very nicely appointed with furniture and anything and everything you could possibly need for your time at the beach. For your time at the beach take a very short drive up the coast to Hapuna Beach, but it is best to get there in the mornings as it often gets crowded by early afternoon. For shopping we liked the Queens Shops best. The restaurant by the pool is very good. Great food and mixed drinks but the drinks cost almost the same as the meals. We will without question be coming back to Hali Kai and this unit. Thanks so much Peggy!


Gary H.
October 2023
We would highly recommend this property. Awesome location, private community, nice little restaurant, bar and pool area. Views from our 2nd floor deck of the golf course and ocean were outstanding. We will be back!


Renee C.
October 2023
Our vacation was perfect! Hali’i Kai 12A is a luxury condo with stunning views and top notch amenities. Everything from the quality of the sheets, to the abundantly stocked kitchen to the to overflowing toy closet are beyond expectation. Peggy has thought of everything and has spared no expense to provide her guests with a beautiful vacation experience. She was easy to reach, friendly, and exceptionally helpful in meeting our every need. We are already planning our next visit! Thank you Peggy!!


Mary Jane G.
September 2023
We enjoyed our stay immensely. The condo was beautiful, fully equipped with everything we needed, excellent location and the pool, gym, and restaurant were lovely as well. We look forward to our return.


Laura W.
August 2023
The property is beautiful. We had everything we needed. My only complaint is the poor communication from the owner. We could not find the beach chairs. I texted the owner and she never responded. I also had this problem before we left. I had a few questions for her and she never emailed me back. Aside from that the condo is absolutely gorgeous and would highly recommend.


Judy M.
June 2023
This condo is absolutely wonderful. Perfect location close to the pool, lovely lanai with great views, clean, comfortable, and very well stocked. I would give it a 5 star review except the communication with the host was so challenging. She would not communicate via the VRBO messaging (never answered any of my messages) and insisted she emailed me but never did (looked in spam and junk folders - no emails ever received). We got our check-in info AFTER the check-in time with the help of the VRBO helpline. I was panicked that we had been scammed and would not have a place to stay. At the Hali’i Kai community check-in for parking pass and payment of daily resort fee we were told our experience had sadly become common for that unit. So, what I would say is if you don’t need or expect assistance from the host, this is a great place to stay. Personally I will be looking for other options when returning to the Big Island.


Janelle L.
March 2023
Only thing lacking was a needle and pump to blow up the soccer abd basketball.


Kathleen W.
November 2022
All the was expected but better


Trong N.
September 2022
Overall, we really enjoyed our family vacation in this condo rental. Here's what we liked about it: • The condo was exceptionally well furnished. It was probably the best equipped VRBO we have ever rented. Peggy thought about everything that you would need and provided them for you. It felt like a home you would live in. The beds were so comfortable. • The location was amazing. You are right in the middle of the village with access to shops, restaurants, resort amenities, etc. The pool was fantastic. • The views from the balcony in the mornings and in the evenings were amazing. • We really can't complain about anything. All the five star reviews on this condo are well deserved. The only glitch we had was that we didn't get our passcodes or information to access the unit until an hour before we arrived. We rented a lot of VRBO's and usually this information is sent 24-48 hours ahead of time. I did talk to Peggy and we resolved the issue quickly as I guess there might have been technical issues on her end. Outside of that, it was definitely a family vacation to remember.


TERESA F.
August 2022
We enjoyed the last leg of our Big Island family vacation here. Added plus was access to the nearby pools at the Hilton. Fun for the kids to splash around and go on the waterslide. Condo was clean and well equipped with anything you could need!


Tammy F.
June 2022
Condo is very spacious and had everything we needed and more. Great location for watching the sunset while enjoying cocktails and dinner on the lanai. Will definitely book this place again next time we visit the Big Island.


Vanessa D.
May 2022
Beautiful property with plenty of room to relax & enjoy the sunsets from the lanai. Kitchen is well appointed for any meal & better stocked than previous properties we’ve stayed at. Activity closets are also well stocked & would be a bonus for a family stay.


Sue P.
April 2022
Packed with little extras and such comfy beds. Great location minutes to pool !



April 2022
We had a wonderful time. Amazing prop! Best outfitted unit I have ever stayed in! Can't wait to go back!


Carrie S.
April 2022
We had an amazing time at a gorgeous property and can’t wait to return!


Lori B.
February 2022
We saw so many whales and sunsets from the lanai plus tons of birds we've seen nowhere else. This is an ideal condo for lapping up the luxurious scent of the islands!


Suzanne B.
January 2022
Peggy's 12A was a fabulous property with beautiful views. It is very well furnished, and everything you could ever want or need is provided. We loved it so much we booked already for next year. It is hard to consider going anywhere else other than Hali'i Kai on the Big Island, and Peggy's units are the best. Thanks, Peggy, for providing the best.


Bruce I.
January 2022
Enjoyed spending Christmas at the condo with my family and adult children. Great location, right next to the Ocean Club, which has a beautiful and quiet pool, bar, restaurant, outdoors workout facilities. Terrific sunsets and ocean views from the balcony. Easy oceanside walk to the main Hilton Waikaloa resort restaurants and pools (pass provided by owners). Highly recommended!


KATHERINE B.
January 2022
Our Unit couldn't have been nicer. Peggy had it stocked with all the amenities we needed and more for a wonderful time at the beach or at the condo. She made sure we were taken care of in all aspects. Would highly recommend her and her business to anyone. Thank You Peggy!


Mary J.
November 2021
The location and property was perfect , had everything you would need , would definitely stay there again


bridget p.
November 2021
What a fabulous rental. We couldn’t t have asked for anything more. No details were overlooked, the location was amazing. We’re already planning a return visit!


Yi-Shiau L.
October 2021
Wonderful stay in this beautiful condo. Location was perfect! Nice amenities. Beds were so comfortable. We had everything we needed. Our only regret was that our trip was much too short!!! We are already hoping to return soon. Thank you, Peggy!


Michelle D.
September 2021
Pro's: Unit was close to the pool/bar/restaurant. Beautiful ocean view. Nice kitchen with everything needed for cooking. Loved having the barbeque. Safe, lovely neighborhood. Good beaches were 15 minutes away. Enjoyed playing tennis. Perfect for golfers. Con's: Pool is more for socializing than swimming. No beach within walking distance except a lagoon. (clearly we are water people). It would be nice if they could add pickle ball equipment as there was a court set up on the basketball court while we were there. All in all we had a wonderful time and would stay here again as the Pro's outweighed the Con's by far!


James S.
September 2021
12A is one of the best VRBO properties we've ever stayed at. This was our 3rd time there and we plan on coming back for more. Peggy is an incredible owner that goes above and beyond in every way. 12A is the benchmark we compare other vacation rentals to. If you're staying somewhere else you picked the wrong spot.


Diane D.
September 2021
This was our second trip to the Big Island and first time staying at this resort condo property. Let me just say a week was not enough - truly paradise! Peggy’s condo is beautiful and worked well for two couples traveling. The check-in process was smooth and Peggy was also accessible for questions in advance of our trip given the ever changing travel restrictions. It was worth the trip just to have coffee on the amazing lanai every morning. It was handy having an amazing pool and resort bar/restaurant at our fingertips, though the location is also highly accessible to all area attractions. We already can’t wait to go back. Mahalo, Peggy, for a great stay!


meenesh g.
September 2021
Our family really enjoyed our stay at this unit because it was clean and had all what you need for indoor family use and outdoor activities. The beds are so comfortable and Peggy has done an incredible job of maintaining the unit. We would definitely return back to Hali'i Kai


Sarah R.
August 2021
Wonderful property. Very comfortable and a beautiful view. We had a little trouble forgiving out how to navigate the tv, but our teenager figured it out.


Bruce J.
August 2021
This condo was perfect for our family of four and the view was absolutely beautiful … we could not wait to have coffee on the balcony each morning. Peggy was great to work with and cannot wait to come back! Our only regret was that our stay was too short!


Charles J.
July 2021
Clean place, well-appointed. Great views, nearby to all the sights! The pool and restaurant are hidden gems!


Suzy M.
June 2021
You can’t beat this location for being close to the beach, pool, and restaurant. Also afforded beautiful views every night. Place was furnished well with nice accents and was very clean. Peggy was fun to work with.


RJ B.
June 2021
Absolutely loved the condo. Location was perfect - a short walk to either the resort pool or to the beach. Convenient to a number of restaurants, grocery stores, and of course, Hawaiian shave ice. The unit was extremely well furnished, with super comfortable beds. As an added plus, it had everything that was needed for a vacation including beach and snorkeling gear, towels, chairs, tennis racquets and more. Peggy was a great host - extremely responsive and made us feel right at home.


Jana B.
January 2015
This place is a beautiful spacious unit that has all the amenities that one would need for a great vacation. The view is exceptional and we spent almost as much time on the balcony enjoying the view and sunsets as we did inside. The pool is a short walk away and the staff were friendly and very helpful. We would recommend the Island Breeze luau at the Marriot King Kamahama hotel in Kona and the volcano and coffee tour by Hawaiian Outfitters. We had a great family vacation and would stay here again if we are ever back on the Big Island.


Belinda T.
October 2014
This place is fantastic. There are 5 of us and the condo still felt spacious. Gorgeous balcony with sea views and a large BBQ. Within a very short walk to the pool. It is the most well equiped condo we have ever stayed in and the cooking facilities are excellent. We had no problems during our stay. We had a lovely week here and would happily stay here again if we are ever back on the big island.


Lesley D.
September 2014
Very large beautiful accommodation. Overlooking ocean, golf course sunsets. This resort is the very best the big island has to offer for relaxation or busy family time. Tennis, swimming, hiking, or shopping a short walk away. We had a wonderful time exploring the islands beaches, markets and nature trails. Local restaurants and great food close by. Lovely modern furnishings and comfortable beds. Very well organized. Would definitely recommend this resort .... But skip the Luau at the Hilton next door boring


Brian H.
August 2014
What a great pleasure it was to be able to vacation in Halii Kai 12A. We would agree with the previous review in that this unit rates a “10”! This is truly “the” very best appointed condo we have stayed in during many years of vacationing and we constantly found ourselves saying the Peggy and Doug have thought of everything! We had the experience of being in the condo as hurricane Iselle approached and made landfall on the Big Island (which had absolutely no impact in Waikoloa). However, the pending hurricane afforded us the opportunity to meet Doug and their son, who stopped by the condo in person to offer their assistance in moving patio furniture inside in advance of the storm. I can’t say enough about what nice people they are! Peggy’s responsiveness is truly amazing. As we were booking the unit, leading up to and throughout our stay, she was constantly available to answer any and all questions. The instructions that Peggy provided in advance of our visit helped make the process of check in very smooth and easy. Halii Kai is a gated community and, after a long series of flights, the last thing that you would want to encounter is a hassle in getting into the community and the unit. Prior to our visit Peggy provided a temporary access code to enter Halii Kai. Then, upon check-in we were provided electronic key cards for access to the community and the clubhouse/pool area throughout our stay. Likewise, in advance of our visit, Peggy provided an access code for the unit (which saved the hassle of carrying around a set of keys). The whole process was smooth and very well explained. The location is perfect (great views of the ocean and sunsets) and very near the pool. This is a second floor unit and is very quiet (with no unit above). While the minimal number of steps leading up to the condo could be an issue for some, we think that the views from the unit are well worth it. (If a ground floor unit is preferred, we know that Peggy and Doug also offer a ground floor unit at Halii Kai.) There seems to have been no item overlooked in stocking the unit (plenty of coffee, and a very well equipped kitchen with things that other condos don’t include – like condiments, salt, pepper, spices, flour, sugar, etc. and storage containers, saran and foil wrap). We used the cooler and freezer packs in the unit to pack food for trips to the opposite side of the island and up to Mauna Kea. We will indeed be repeat customers and can't wait to return!


Mary Jo M.
May 2014
10 star condo rental! Difficult to add anything to the already many 5 star reviews. The view, furnishings, amenities, cleanliness, location, etc. are outstanding. Peggy & Doug have done an impeccable job with every detail. Thank you so much for making our much-need vacation perfect!


Kathy L.
March 2014
This condo exceeded my expectations in a vacation rental. Everything you could possibly need and more is included. We spend the month of February at this condo and it was very comfortable for an extended stay. The location is great for relaxing at the ocean front pool or as a starting point for sight seeing throuhout the island. The best beaches are just a short drive up the coast. Peggy was great to work with. She is readily available to answer questions both before the trip and after arrival. I will definietely return or rent one of the other condos offered by Peggy.


colleen p.
December 2013
A very upmarket condo - very stylishly decorated with many thoughtful features including snorkeling gear, beach and picnic gear as well as a totally outfitted kitchen (espresso machine etc). The condo has a lovely pool and exercise room and is close to superb swimming beaches as some really spectacular hiking on the bigisland. The sunset view from the lani is a spectacular. The listing was accurate and the owner was extremely helpful with any questions that we had. We would recommend this property as well as stay again.



December 2013
We had the good fortune of staying in this condo for a week. It was perfect. The condo was well furnished and stocked with absolutely everything we neeeded (cooking supplies, snorkels, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, etc.). We couldn't have asked for more. The beach club is a 3 minute walk from the condo and has great swimming -- especially for kids (max depth of 4 feet). The resort area was quiet and well maintained. We'll certainly return. Highly recommended!



December 2013
This was the most well-equipped, nicest vacation condo we've stayed in. Everything bright, shiny & clean. All the gear we needed - new snorkeling stuff, boogie boards, sand toys for the kids, tennis stuff. Kitchen well equipped with everything we needed to make Thanksgiving dinner even. Comfortable beds, fresh linens. Excellent location near pool, beach, and other activities. We had a blast!


Alan T.
September 2013
Aloha ~ If you are looking for that perfect getaway in "Paradise" look no further :) Seriously !!!! 30 plus years of Island experience that includes ownership of a resort condo ~ we have found exactly what we were looking for and will be staying in this particular resort forever. Imagine your wish list and having everything on it plus more~ then you will have an idea of the experience that awaits you. The resort & amenities are breathtaking~ the premier location of the condo along with the Ocean/Sunset Views will last a life time ~ not to mention you are steps away from the pool , restaurant & workout facility ; with the stunning back drop of the Ocean ~ The owners have thought of everything including the latest technology to allow you to conduct your business from the comfort of your lanai ~ the owners are just a phone call away in the event you should have any questions concerning their units ~ did I mention that the condo is pristine & furnished worthy of the most elegant hotels; which adds to the overall experience in my opinion. It has taken 30 years to find this jewel but we are" raving fans" for sure ~ We are in the people business having sold real estate for almost 30 years so the attention to detail is everything. Enjoy



August 2012
We absolutely loved the condo, the location, the amenities, the weather, and I could go on and on. When we arrived, the on site staff was most friendly and helpful. We checked in to find the refrigerator containing some water and beers (after an all day flight, this was a welcome sight!) There was also enough coffee to last us for the entire stay. We have rented condos many times before and this was the best kept, best stocked (in terms of kitchen utensils, extras - beach towels, snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrellas, tennis racquets and coolers not to mention the printer for our boarding passes, the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in besides my own). I will absolutely recommend this condo to all my friends, family and heck, anyone who will listen and we will be back. We had the best vacation. Thank you, thank you, thank you.



July 2012
My husband and I had a wonderful and relaxing stay in unit 12A. Every detail was thought of to make this your luxury home away from home. I would have loved to stay another week just to enjoy the resort it was so lovely. Whether you are one or two couples or a family you will find everything you need for a great vacation.



July 2012
If you want to avoid the business of the hotel crowd, this is the place to be. The condo is on the top floor with ocean views from the balcony. Very quiet. Walking trails, beach paths and grocery stores/restaurants close by. The modern kitchen has great facilities if you want to cook for yourself. The pool area is wonderful and it includes a lunch/dinner lounge. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks, Peggy!


Janet G.
July 2012
We recently stayed in Peggy's Halii Kai 12A 2 bedroom condo. It has a beautiful view of the golf course and ocean. The condo is very spacious, the furnishings appear pretty much new and are as lovely as they appear in the pictures and all the extras were included to make you feel very much at home. There is a tennis and basketball court at Halii Kai which my boys really enjoyed. I appreciated that Peggy has tennis rackets, games, coolers, snorkel gear and many more extras available for use of the guests (particularly since we forgot to bring rackets). She also supplied the little extras such as coffee, beer and coolers which made for a great welcome. From Halii Kai you are able to walk along an oceanside path through the Waikoloa resort area. While there we also really enjoyed going to the nearby Mani Lani resort area and walking around the ancient Hawaiin fish ponds since you see right down into the large ponds with a variety of tropical fish, including some rather large eels. We highly recommend this unit to anyone thinking of staying on the Big Island.


Don W.
June 2012
Too bad the rating system only allows me 5 stars, because this place was a 10! The moment we drove into the place our first impression was “Wow! For the first time, the place actually looks nicer than the pictures!!!” We've stayed at luxurious homes/condos all over the US and abroad and this one is without a doubt the VERY best. Every little minute detail has been thought of. From the modern and tasteful decorations that made you feel like you WERE in paradise to the beach and sporting supplies. Not low end cheap stuff…. but first class all the way. There was simply not one thing we needed or wanted that the place didn’t have. Every little kitchen utensil, coffee and cleaning supply – this place had it all. For you tech buffs, all equipment was brand new, modern and well thought out. We spent every morning and evening on the patio overlooking the golf course and ocean. Loved sleeping with the windows open at night with the soft breeze and ocean crashing on the shore in the background. The restaurant and pool are fantastic… some of the best tuna I have ever eaten! Only drawback was the pool closes at 7pm and restaurant shortly thereafter…. plan accordingly. The big difference here is the personalize service. Peggy is there every step of the way. Instant response to questions, VERY personalized service. Even resort fees that were already taken care of. No surprises anywhere. (unlike our stay at the Fairmont!). It is amazing how a great place to stay can make all the difference in your vacation. This was our best! (Thanks Peggy!!!!) By now you’ve figured this out… we will be back! Don, Beth and Jake Nashville TN



June 2012
We spent a beautiful time here, renting 12A unit at Hali’i Kai. It’s a new very well maintained property with direct access to the ocean. The condo is as described, has ocean view and is fully equipped including all you need for beach activity and entertainment, like, snorkeling sets, chairs, umbrellas, etc. Pictures posted give correct impression of reality. Although the property does not have its own beach, the nearest beach, Anaehoomalu, is only 5 min drive through the resort or 15 min walk. It’s a nice sandy beach good for children because the waves are always small even if the weather is windy. You can also rent kayaks and have a boat trip at this beach as well as explore what is under the water with snorkel. There are also other beaches within 10 – 15 min drive and we can recommend the one at Waialea bay as the most protected and calm even when it is windy, which is frequently happens in the afternoon. Waialea bay is also good for snorkeling. Hali’I Kai is located within the Waikoloa Beach resort where you can find literally everything for normal life, like shopping, food stores, restaurants, and even evening Hawaiian concerts at the shopping center. The staff in the office is very friendly and helpful. Peggy, who is managing the property, is fast, effective and easy to communicate, always willing to help and clear any question. We all enjoyed the time spent here are going to come here next time.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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