Enjoyed every minute. Easy to communicate with owners. Beautiful
The pictures don't do this place justice! The view is awesome, and my kids loved running around in the lovely lawn out back. The apartment is impeccably clean and comfortable with newer remodeling. It was so nice to have 2 full baths, ample closet space, and empty dressers to fill. My kids loved playing in the beautiful pool. The sunset and star-watching was excellent too. The ample beach equipment provided was a nice bonus.
This property will not disappoint. We were on the run exploring the Island and every time we came back to the condo it was so nice, relaxing, comfortable and absolutely beautiful. We relaxed by the pool a few times which was wonderful as well. If we go back to the Big Island, I would not stay anywhere else.
Very relaxing nh
We had a wonderful stay at this condo. It doesn’t get any better than this unit. Best view, so close to the clubhouse and walking trail, it’s own covered parking spot that even fits a large suv, stocked with all the equipment needed for a day at the beach and all the amenities you would have in your own home. Hali’i Kai grounds are beautiful and so quiet. You saw workers everyday keeping the property looking gorgeous, landscaping, window cleaning, paint touch ups. The bed was the most comfortable we’ve had on a vacation. Going to miss our daily breakfast and sunsets out on the lanai. Usually by the end of our vacation we are ready to get back to the comfort of home. This place had us all not wanting to leave. We are already trying to figure out when we will be back. Thanks for sharing this piece of heaven with us!
The property was great and was presented just as advertised in the photos. Great ocean views and sunsets from the lanai. We had a great time and would definitely stay again. Doug and Vicki were a pleasure to work with, very responsive and easy to communicate with. One of the best properties we’ve stayed at.
We loved our stay! The condo is lovely. It's very warm and inviting, with beautiful, local artwork in a variety of media. The appliances and furnishings are top-of-the-line. The beds are very comfortable and furnished with lovely linens. The view is other-worldly in its beauty. (I could not stop taking photos.) The owners clearly thought of everything in preparing their property for guests. We travel to the islands every year, and we've had the good fortune to stay in many lovely places. This condo really stood out, though. The resort amenities are wonderful. The pool/restaurant area is very close, and the food and staff are wonderful. We've had the good fortune to stay locally at the Fairmont Orchid, but we prefer the pool and poolside restaurant at Hali'i Kai. The service, for one, is much better at Hali'i Kai. Kathy (amongst other staff members) made us feel very much at home. And the pool area wasn't crowded, which was a big plus. We had a great time and are grateful for the experience!
This was our third trip to Big Island, and have visited others. This was the best value and nicest place we've stayed in on any Island trip.
Everything was clean and well organized in the unit. The lanai and views are really amazing. Amazing sunsets every night. There were people around, but it was mostly very quiet both in the unit and on the lanai. The location is convenient to local attractions. We mostly visited Hapuna and Kauna'oa beaches to the north, but took advantage of shops, etc. in Waikoloa.
It's nice that the pool and restaurant are close, though the pool is kind of small/shallow. We didn't swim there. We tried to grab dessert at the restaurant a few nights but they closed pretty early and the closing time wasn't consistent. That said, on the time we did make it the food was good and the service was nice, and we didn't fault the early closing.
The trail out front (enter near pool entrance) provides a route to walk to the Hilton in one direction and 49 black sand beach in the other way. Each are about 15/20 minutes walk. Very scenic, but rough loose lava rock.
We'd definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it. Great for a family of three or two couples.
Excellent communication, breathtaking views, just as advertised! Exceeded our expectation, we have already made our reservation to return. Mahalo, Doug and Vicki, for allowing us to enjoy your piece of paradise!
I can’t say enough good things about our hosts and their lovely home. The view was breathtaking and we felt so comfortable. The beds themselves were heavenly. Looking forward to our next stay.
Hali’i Kai is our favorite place to stay on the Big Island, and it doesn’t get any better than this unit. It is beautifully situated right on the ocean. We watched humpback whales breaching and took in the sun sets from the lanai. It is conveniently adjacent to to the pools as well. Our family had a wonderful stay and we can’t wait to return again next year.
Everything about this property is perfect for us! The location, the environment, the shopping, condo amenities, and the view! The owners are wonderful to work with, and this has become our favorite spot on the island. Looking forward to next year!
Fabulous location and great property
We've been coming to the area for 10+ years but this was our first time to Hale'iKai - LOCATION is fantastic! Pool area staff and restaurant staff is FIRST NOTCH! - we will be back again next year for a month - Just after Thanksgiving for the next 3 weeks to was so chill then of course the Holidays approach - it was simply fantastic!
Gorgeous ocean front views from high end condo in building right next to Ocean Club for pool, work out or a meal at the restaurant. Convenient to nearby beaches, shops or golf. We are missing our morning coffee on the lovely outside patio!
This wonderful condo was amazing for my wife and another couple who stayed with us. Everything in the condo was clean and worked great. The views from the Lanai are top notch and the sunsets are great. The Ocean side pool and restaurant just steps away make this community one of a kind. We will definitely be back!
It was a wonderful stay at this property.
Communicating with both Doug and Vicki was easy. They were very helpful.
Renting this property was easy! The owners were very attentive. There is a day resort fee that we were surprised by but other than that it was perfect!
our condo was perfect! one of the top couple of views in the entire complex. kitchen was well equipped and the pantry was well stocked. the owners took all of the worries out of spending a week in their condo. we highly recommend it to anyone considering spending time on the big island. we were plenty close to a wide variety of restaurants and shops.
We came to celebrate our 30th anniversary, had the most amazing time! The condo has everything we could possibly need & want! My favorite part has to been the nightly sunsets just perfect! Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!!
This is our second time at Halii Kai, we really like this condo location. It's gated, it has an amazing ocean front pool and restaurant which is very convenient. This condo was great! Clean, and offered beach towels and some beach gear. The beds werent comfortable for us, we like firmer, these you sort of sink into, but I realize a bed preference can be a hard match. There was only 2 of us but this was a great Floorplan for 2 couples offering privacy from eachother. They gave us a card and welcome gift for our anniversary trip which was a nice gesture:)
Condo is in very nice condition. It is everything you expect for the price. Amazing views and overall grounds are immaculate. Only minor complaint is the community pool and workout room closes at 8pm and they were crazy strict about bringing in outside beverages, water, coffee, anything.
We enjoyed our stay-it was more than perfect. I enjoyed drinking coffee on the lanai every morning. That view! The beds were comfortable (so important on vacation) and the unit gave us enough space to spread out.
We really liked the extra touches and the availability of being able to borrow some equipment during our adventures.
The Ocean Club & pool is literally a 1 minute walk away. No need to worry about parking or walking in the dark.
A perfect place to stay for our family!
What a fantastic property! The photographs truly don't do it justice and the location next to the beach club with unrestricted sea view was perfect. Thank you so much.
This condo is the perfect place to stay on the Big Island! It has it all! The condo is perfectly decorated with the cutest decor! Everything feels like new and the cleanliness of the condo was beyond spotless! The best part was the location! Everything is right there at your fingertips and the amazing pool with a view is right next door! Our favorite thing about the condo was the VIEW! You can not beat the sunset on the lanai after a long adventurous day! This place gets more than a 10/10 and we will never stay anywhere else!
This property was beautiful - the condo was immaculate and the view and lanai was perfect! The small but important touches were much appreciated and made the stay all the better. Overall this was better than I expected! Thank you for a much needed vacation!
We absolutely loved our stay in Waikoloa. Our hosts Doug & Vicki have attended to every detail and the hale is perfectly well appointed. The view of the sunset from the lanai every evening and the tranquil location made this a perfect vacation location for us. Highly recommend!
Nicely furnished and equipped.
Everything was easy.
It was also very nice to have a good restaurant (private, poolside) on site. To walk a few feet to go out to a nice dinner is rare and special. Great staff.
Could not imagine returning to the big island without attempting to book with you again.
I don’t even know where to start. There is so much to rave about. My mom and I spent a week in this fabulous hale for a girls’ getaway. We knew this was going to be a special place as soon as we came through the gate. The grounds of Hali’i Kai are beautifully manicured. So nice to drive to the building and have a dedicated covered parking spot. The condo is extremely clean and exactly as pictured. The kitchen is well appointed and had everything we needed. It was also nice to have a full size washer/dryer. What a treat to see beautiful sunsets every night, from the lanai. The location is perfect - ocean front and close to the pool, workout room and The Ocean Club Bar and Grill. Speaking of the restaurant, the Ono Fish & Chips is to die for and the Mud Pie is delicious. We followed the lava path to the Hilton Waikoloa on 2 mornings. Grabbed iced mochas and watched the dolphins. We didn’t want to leave. I’m hoping to be back with my husband, before too long.
We had a couple little hiccups during our stay. Doug and Vicki responded quickly and were so pleasant and easy to work with. They are definitely deserving of all the phenomenal reviews. Thank you Doug and Vicki, for sharing your wonderful hale!
Wonderful weather, location, nice clean condo.
My husband and I spent a week here and would definitely return! Hali’i Kai is a small gated community with a great pool/restaurant/bar area right around the corner (just far enough away to not disturb our peace and quiet on the back patio).
The view is exactly as described- gorgeous! Mornings drinking coffee and evenings watching the sunset we’re perfect.
The accommodations are excellent- everything we needed was here and of high quality.
If you don’t like the sprawl of a huge resort this is the place for you. We went next door to the Hilton one night for dinner and while we recommend the restaurant (KPC), the place was like an amusement park and we couldn’t get out of there and back to our peaceful setting fast enough!
Very convenient to some really good golf. Take the lava walking path to the black sand beach at 49.
Thanks for the great stay!
Elizabeth (Betsy) M.
What a fabulous place! Hali’i Kai 14C immediately exceeded my expectations when I first entered the front door. An incredible ocean view is what you first see. Condo is well-designed with tasteful and comfortable furnishings. I was super thankful to have nice quality beach equipment, but disappointed both of the Tommy Bahama backpack chairs were in poor repair. The grounds of Hail’i Kai are beautifully landscaped. and Waikoloa Resort is the perfect location for some of the most beautiful Big Island beaches. I loved the resident herd of goats I would see on Waikoloa Beach Drive in the late afternoon. I loved my stay here and will look forward to staying here again. Thank you for providing such an all around amazing rental option!
An amazing place with an unbeatable view and has access to all the amenities. The folding doors really make the living space very special and the kitchen is beyond anything you will find in other condos. A place that is hard to leave since it is picture perfect.
We stayed at this condo with our 8 year old and had one of the best vacations. Doug & Vicki were so lovely & helpful. The condo is stocked with everything you need in the kitchen, items to go to the beach, and to play tennis/pickleball. The location is amazing! Best sunsets & sunrises right from your lanai. The pool with the restaurant & bar is so close which is nice. We saw whales from the pool area. So fun!
One of our best activities was taking a Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour. Book the Big Island Spectacular with the add on of landing next to a waterfall. The heliport is only a 5 minute drive! Don’t hesitate to book this. Most incredible tour!
Right next door to condo area is the Hilton. There is a path that you can take to walk there. We booked a resort pass for the day and my 8 year old got to enjoy the waterslides. We also booked with Dolphin Quest swim with the dolphins that day as well. We rode a tram and took a boat on the property. And there are many restaurants that you can book within walking distance from the condo which is nice so you don’t have to drive.
If you want to go to a beach just 10 minutes away is Hapuna or Meana Kea beach which are incredible!
Thank you Vicki & Doug for one of our best vacations to Hawaii. We will be back for sure!
Great vrbo. A little dispapoinyed in the beach club with random closings at night for food but vrbo was excellent
Absolutely wonderful, top notch kitchen, very clean, had everything we needed. Doug was great!!!
Everything we were hoping for and more!
I wish we could have stayed longer. The property and community were beautiful. Every morning we got up and watched whales from the Lanai while we ate breakfast. Every evening we watched the sunset from the pool or Lanai. Parking was easy. The condo was well stocked, clean, comfortable and quiet. We will stay again when we are on the big island. Mahalo！
Outstanding unit in a spectacular location. Note VRBO did not disclose fees requested be paid upon check-in. Suggest clearer statement be made in listed information PRIOR to reservation deposit being made. This is not a drawback to this owner. VRBO should be disclosing all fees.
Returning to this condo was simply wonderful! The condo was very clean and well appointed. Views are incredible. Owners have given the condo fresh updates to make it even better than before. VERY good communication. Cannot wait to get back there next year!
The place itself was maybe even better than the pictures. Rooms were spacious and had dressers, etc. Master bath had dual sinks. Kitchen was very well stocked with things you need and there was a nicely stocked pantry with items such as coffee beans, coffee grinder sugar, syrup, etc. Location was right next to the restaurant/pool/bar area. The restaurant and bar seemed to have the best food and drinks on the Waikoloa property. Oh yes, and the first day out on the very nice lanai , we saw a whale spouting water from its blowhole not to far from shore. Excellent experience.
Not only is the place fantastic, but the location within the property is uber-perfect! Property is beautifully decorated and appointed with everything you could possibly want or need...all in working order; great beds, towels, dishes, etc. The view is to die for (plenty of Right Whale sightings) and you're just the shortest walk to the pool club (great amenities and food BTW). We can't imagine staying at any other place in the community! We will definitely stay there again❤️
Could not be happier with our stay in this fantastic home. Whale watching over morning coffee from the lanai is a perfect way to begin your day in HI. Doug and Vicki have done an excellent job setting up their home and supplying the guests with everything they need.
Fantastic location, very private, amazing views…would rent it again in a heartbeat!
First, the location is excellent. Less than 30 minutes to Kona, Waimea, and the best beaches on the island. The unit is pristine, and appointed to feel like home. You can tell the owners love their hale and want us to enjoy it as much as they do.
Note on the unit itself: this downstairs unit is one of three ‘waterside’ buildings in the development, which makes it particularly desirable. Being able to walk outside in the evening onto the lawn and watch the sunset is what a vacation like this should be all about.
Such a beautiful comfortable place. We enjoyed our stay. The view is amazing, the pool is a treat and the home is so comfortable. Thank you so much
Vicki and Doug's unit had everything we needed for a relaxing getaway. The oceanfront view was absolutely fantastic and we loved watching sunsets from the patio. When we arrived we encountered a minor maintenance issue, but Vicki went above and beyond to help us resolve it quickly. The Hali'i Kai complex offers both pickle ball and tennis courts, and the Ocean Club is very convenient for a quick meal and lounging by the pool. We had a great family vacation and hope to go back again soon. Thank you for sharing your home with us, Vicki and Doug.
The sunsets are beautiful every night! The condo has everything you need from cooking to going to the beach for the day has all the amenities you would need. Very quit relaxing place to be. Thank you Vicki and Doug for making my secret 25th wedding anniversary so special and memorable can't wait to come back :)
This unit was beautiful. It was well-kept and convenient, with a gorgeous view right off the lanai. The night sky was so dark we could see the Milky Way from right outside the back door. The owners were very kind and went above and beyond to make sure we had the information we needed to check in and enjoy our stay.
The pool in the complex is small but pretty and comfortable, and the food and drinks were terrific at the restaurant that overlooks the pool.
What a wonderful stay! After being homebound for so long, we needed to get away and what a wonderful place we found. This condo is ocean front and has an amazing view. I got up every morning at 5:30 am to see the sun rise. I quietly sat on the lanai reading or drinking my coffee. I got a couple of peaceful hours before being joined by my teenage boys for a game of Uno. 13C had a box full of great card games. We didn’t want to leave anywhere, the lanai was fantastic. Now inside, the kitchen had everything we needed for our stay. Top of the line appliances, and little details that make a big difference such as aluminum foil, coffee filters, ziplock bags…The rooms were so comfortable and the ceiling fans a big hit! Finally, all the extras such as beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, sand toys, basketball, rackets and everything else were wonderful addition. Overall, this condo was amazing. We can’t wait to come back and stay at Hali’i Kai 13C once again very soon.
This property was awesome, it is truly ocean front with a beautiful view to enjoy for morning sunrises, evening sunsets, and any downtime throughout the day. The unit is perfectly located only steps away from the Ocean Club (pool and restaurant), yet still perfectly private. The owners were hospitable and responsive. We will stay again!
We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was perfect! The sunsets are amazing and the amenities in the condo and the beach toys make the stay so effortless. The lanai is secluded even though there are neighbors and the building was really quiet. The property has a pickle ball court so we bought paddles and balls at Walmart for $20, which was well worth it. This booking is a must if you’re on the Big Island!
Updated and nice decor. Everything you need to have a great relaxing vacation. Owners were very responsive.
This property is perfect. The condo is beautiful and the views of the ocean are spectacular. And with the pool and Ocean Club being right next door, you can't have a better location.
We really enjoyed our stay in this beach front condo. The view is amazing and we enjoyed our coffee and breakfast on the patio every day. The pool at the resort is nice with food that exceeded our expectations, which was helpful since it was hard to get dinner reservations anywhere. Highly recommended!
This is a beautiful property. The location couldn’t be better. We loved proximity to the club and walks along the ocean paths. We made it a point to be at the property every evening for the stunning sunsets (although we missed one evening because of a late return from Volcano’s). We absolutely loved this property and will try to rent it again our next trip to the Big Island.
If you like Waikoloa this is THE SPOT! Fabulous ocean views and totally upgraded. Right on the ocean (although it’s a walk to swim in it) and near the pool. Vicky was very easy to communicate with and addressed a few issues right away! Unfortunately we did not enjoy Waikoloa, it felt very touristy and the community staff made me uncomfortable with very strict, bizarre rules. Overall I would recommend this place IF you like a “resort” experience where all inhabitants are here for vacation. The actual unit is probably the best one in the entire community!
We had a fantastic time in Hawaii and this place made it even better! The place was clean, had excellent appliances for making home cooked meals, and the pictures don’t do the patio views justice. If you’re looking for a quiet and well accommodated place, it’s hard to beat 13c!
We had the most incredible time staying at Doug & Vicki's beautiful condo. Waking up to and enjoying coffee over a stunning oceanfront view gave us such a fabulous start to our days, and coming back to catch the sunset with a cocktail was an absolute necessity. A small issue with the condo arose during our stay, and it was handled promptly with urgency and so much grace. The unit was extremely clean and welcoming upon arrival, and the check-in process was straightforward. It was stocked with everything we needed during our stay. The property and grounds are also lovely and immaculately maintained, and the staff is incredibly friendly. We would not hesitate to stay with Doug & Vicki again - truly felt like a home away from home in paradise!
This is one of the best condo's at Halii Kai. The location can't be beat. It's oceanfront, right next to the Ocean Club and Pool, and has a nice open lawn in front for the kids to play when not at the pool. The new owners are extremely nice and responsive. We've stayed here several times and each visit has been great.
This trip was during covid, so everything on the Island was a bit different. It was also spring break and Waikoloa was crowded. The servers at the Ocean Club were fantastic as always. Sapphire is so amazing and remembers us every year. The pool had some issues during this trip with kids makinig "messes" which forced the pool to be closed on our first day and last day, so was disappointing. They also put in so much extra chemicals to shock the pool and several kids, including ours had chemical burns. That part wasn't great, but is not a reflection of the condo itself.
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