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.
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.
Only thing lacking was a needle and pump to blow up the soccer abd basketball.
All the was expected but better
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.
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!
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.
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.
Packed with little extras and such comfy beds. Great location minutes to pool !
We had a wonderful time. Amazing prop! Best outfitted unit I have ever stayed in! Can't wait to go back!
We had an amazing time at a gorgeous property and can’t wait to return!
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!
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.
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!
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!
The location and property was perfect , had everything you would need , would definitely stay there again
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
Clean place, well-appointed.
Great views, nearby to all the sights!
The pool and restaurant are hidden gems!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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