Could not have been happier staying here. I was here alone for this work trip but can't wait to bring my family for future trips. Kapalua Bay Villas Maui is our usual preference and this Condo provided the same level of quality at half the price.
This property is "as listed". Check in / out simple. Very well appointed kitchen, bathrooms well stocked. The pool, bar, gym and restaurant are a just across the parking lot. View from lanai is outstanding. The design of condo is fantastic, bedrooms on opposite ends of unit. Beds were very comfortable, entire complex was silent at night. We spent nearly every night on lanai watching sunset and enjoying breeze off Ocean. Had a 5 star vacation, would highly recommend.
Wonderful on all accounts!
The property was wonderful. The location close to Ocean Club with a gorgeous view of the ocean from the balcony could not have been better. The condo was beautifully decorated and the best outfitted vocational rental we have ever had. The management team was responsive and owner Kathy made sure we had all information we needed, including a way to contact her if needed (it was not needed). The ocean club was fantastic and we enjoyed many snacks and meals there- the food was delicious and we loved the staff. We saw whales more than one day from the pool area. The location within the resort is great with shopping and restaurants close by. I loved the Halii Kai resort and this unit in particular. We would be thrilled to stay here on another trip.
Our family of 4 visited the Big island for the first time over Christmas week and hands down it was one of our favorite vacations to date. It will be challenging to keep this brief, but I’ll start by saying simply that Kathy’s unit at Hali’i Kai was perfect for our needs.
First of all, Hali’i Kai is one of the nicest—if not THE nicest—complexes in all of Waikoloa. Unit 12D in particular is one of a kind given: 1. its close (but not uncomfortably close) proximity to the Ocean Club pool, restaurant, and fitness center and 2. the unobstructed view of the ocean. The Ocean Club is exclusively for the use of Hali’i Kai residents and guests so it never feels crowded. The restaurant menu is varied enough to suit most palates and the cocktail and smoothie offerings were more than enough for the adults and kids in our party. The exercise hale faces the majestic Pacific Ocean and even has 2 peloton bikes!
The club and the unit are both perched on a cliff adjacent to a golf course and directly facing the ocean so the sunsets and whale watching are 2nd to none. The lava rock walking path that meanders for miles along the coastline is also steps from the unit and leads to the busier hotel areas of Waikoloa where there are additional restaurants and activities.
The unit itself is so comfortable and quiet with an ideally outfitted kitchen, smart tv with streaming services, efficient A/C unit, washer/dryer, and plenty of storage. The bathrooms are stocked with high end Hawaiian bath products and the water pressure is impressive. Beds and linens are so comfortable and the 2 bedrooms are situated on opposite sides of the condo for those who desire privacy.
Hali’i Kai is also less than 5 minutes driving to both Waikoloa shopping centers (kings and queens) which both have everything you might need for your stay plus a lot of extras. Kathy is a wonderfully kind and responsive host as is the property manager. Our flight home was delayed and we were able to have several extra hours of access to the pool and unit which absolutely saved us.
We had lot of of plans to explore and recreate across the island, but the condo, ocean club, nearby amenities, and beaches kept us as active and well fed as we desired. I guess we’ll have to come back! Mahalo, Kathy!
The condo is exactly as advertised with the most incredible sunset views from your corner lanai. Watching morning golfers against a backdrop of green and blue - just zen! Location was close to several amazing beaches, shopping and the best fresh fish market. (Oceanfish) We enjoyed all the conveniences of home with this well-appointed ‘home away from home’. It was perfect for a relaxing vacation!
Joseph (Rex) P.
Everything was fantastic
We love Halii Kai complex. It is centrally located for what we like to do. The pool and Ocean Club are great. Food and drinks are delicious. The condo was ok. It was not very clean and appeared like it needs a deep cleaning or update. We tried following directions on how to operate tv and dvd…they didn’t match equipment. Only one dvd worked and property management came and moved it from bedroom to living room. Both beach chairs were worn and falling apart…one had someone’s face mask in the pocket. The view from the lanai was the best.
We enjoyed our stay. Corner unit you can watch the golfers, see the ocean and just relax.
Just cross the parking lot and you are at the Ocean Club, pool and bar/restaurant.
This property was absolutely beautiful, with pristine views and and incredible location. The upstairs corner unit was ideal - very close to the pool, walking path to the Hilton and a short drive to the local shopping center. The restaurant at the pool was perferct with very good food, drinks and staff. The condo itself very spacious and comfortable - even prettier in person. Kathy was a great host, very responsive to emails leading up to our trip. Check is was easy. Our teenage daugher (17) and her friend also loved staying here. Don't pass up the opportunity to stay here.
Great location, great condo. Impossible to find any faults. Made for a perfect vacation. We hope to come back.
Best view and just as pictured. Well maintained and stocked with all the essentials. Sitting out and enjoying coffee and the sunrise each morning was amazing.
We have stayed in Halii Kai units a number of times. Previously we stayed in Ocean Front units but this time we chose a unit with a view of both the golf course and the ocean. As it is also an end unit, you get an expansive view from the living room, master bedroom and the deck. We loved the view and preferred it to just the ocean front view. The unit was very clean and well stocked with condiments, supplies, etc. We would definitely recommend this unit.
The best part of this rental was the location! It was the perfect setting for us. Ocean, sunset, golf views were just amazing! Kitchen cookware and beach accessories were bonuses for us! Wish it would have been cleaner, especially floors, rugs and carpet. Could have been a 5 plus rating if for that.
Fantastic in all aspects.
The unit was the perfect location. We enjoyed the ocean view, the wonderful sunsets, and watching the golfers in the morning. The unit was so nice and relaxing. The pool area is the best on the island. The food and drinks at the pool are amazing. We enjoyed so many wonderful meals and drinks at the pool area.
We also enjoyed making meals at the unit.
A wonderful location to get away from it all!
Everything we expected.
The property and resort was just what we needed. The location of the unit is perfect as well, close to the pool and ocean view. The unit is stocked with beach gear and kitchen essentials. It's a perfect location on the island as well right next to the best beaches.
Fun stay...would definitely do it again.
Best location in the best development in Waikoloa!! World class experience.
The Ocean Club landscaping, amenities, location, staff, Fish Tacos & Mai Tai’s were spectacular!!
The sunsets and sunrises where gorgeous, complete 360 degree views!! Being on the golf course & ocean & next to ocean club is second to none. We are feeling extremely blessed and grateful for this experience with our family, thank you Jesus for this slice of Heaven on earth.
We stayed at Hali'i Kai from 8/14/21 through 8/21/21. We love the property and this is the second time we have stayed. We absolutely love the ocean and golf-course views of this property and would be content sitting on the lanai and drinking champagne the whole trip, if there weren't so much to do on the island. Both rooms were comfortable and well appointed. Unfortunately, the unit was not clean. The floors were gross and the lanai was a real mess. We actually ended up using cleaning supplies to disinfect a disgusting kitchen trash can and to get the place to what we would qualify as a liveable state. We definitely left the place cleaner than we found it. On the second to last day our entry keypad stopped functioning. Fortunately, a call to the property manager got us back in our room within about 30 minutes, so kudos to them for a rapid response. Earlier that morning I had requested a later checkout (due to a later departing flight) via email. I got no response, so asked the tech that came to work on the lock. Her knee-jerk response was that they preferred those requests to come at least 24 hours before checkout. When I told her that we checked out the next day, she took a look and gave us a summary no response. There was someone coming in after us. I understand that, but given how dirty the unit was presented to us, I don't see how turning the unit in 4 hours, compared to 6 would really make much of a difference. All-in-all a great stay. The cleaning issue won't keep us away. I just thought, if it were my property to rent, I would want to know the state it was in, especially if I was charging such a high cleaning fee on a weekly basis. Enjoy your stay at Hali'i Kai! I know we did. P.S.: don't sleep on the bar and restaurant at the pool. Both times we have been, we've been so well taken care of and the food is always a pleasant surprise. Shout out to Kathy, Daniel, Sapphire, and Pua for always making us feel like friends rather than customers.
Our family of 4 adults stayed at this property for a week recently, and we had a fantastic time.
The condo is spacious and comfortable. The air conditioning works well when needed, or there is great airflow with the windows and doors open if you prefer.
The view of the golf course and the pacific can't be beat. We found the complex to be really tidy and quiet and inviting. We enjoyed the pool area and had several good meals at the Ocean Club restaurant, which is just steps away from the unit.
Our neighbors were friendly and quiet, which suited us well.
Inside the condo there is a closet full of beach equipment (toys, chairs, towels) available for use. On premises there is a basketball hoop and a full tennis court as well.
Kathy was great to work with: super responsive and very helpful when we needed to adjust our dates due to covid restrictions. We had a minor problem on check-in and she solved it quickly and to our satisfaction and beyond.
The only negative to the experience was that the unit feels a little worn and could use a professional deep clean and a refresh on the upholstery. It's a luxury property with a luxury view and we would have liked it to sparkle a bit more on the inside. With that caveat, it's still a 5 star rental with a 5 star owner backing it up. We would rent it again.
The location is awesome and just minutes from several world class beaches. The enormous Hilton complex is a short distance away and offers interesting walking and views of sea turtles and a dolphin refuge.
TIP: if you want to try a quiet and beautiful beach, looks up Mauumae Beach. It is spectacular and just a few minutes away.
TIP: hire a charter and go marlin fishing. We have done this three times now, caught a marlin on each trip, and the experience has been a trip highlight every time! We have had great trips with Ihu Nui, Sundowner, and Beast Mode.
12D is probably one of the best units at Hali'i Kai! The proximity to the pool and restaurant are perfect, the ocean views are amazing, and being on the end unit made the views (and tropical breezes) even more magnificent. The unit's layout and decor are very elegant - much more than I expected. The rooms are large, we had space to spread out. The kitchen is well equipped, and just the right amount of staples (ketchup, sugar), AND Kona coffee provided as well. Plus the well-stocked beach closet made it a snap for us to grab towels, mats, chairs and head out to explore the many beaches nearby. Cannot wait to return.
This condo is in the single best location, in one of the very best gated communities on the Big Island! Western panoramic views by day of the ocean, black lava, sunsets, and the palm treed green of the signature golf hole - all from your comfortable lanai – and they are absolutely stunning. You are steps away from the Ocean club pool and restaurant, and a nightly serenade Conch shell ceremony takes place just steps away from your lanai as the sun disappears into the ocean. The night sky is breathtaking, just like everything about this condo.
Every detail has been thoughtfully considered to make certain your stay is the best of the best, from the well-appointed kitchen to the cornucopia of beach/snorkeling/activity gear that will please any family. It is the ultimate in location convenience for the active, while the beautiful views from the lanai as you are dining or lounging have no peer. Kathy, the owner was so responsive before and during the stay providing wonderful tips on what both Hali'i Kai and Waikoloa had to offer.
12D delivers as a priceless experience, that truly is the Best of the Best. We look forward to being repeat visitors to this unit in paradise.
Couldn’t have asked for better. Great communication with host, as well as property manager. Location was perfect! Away from crowds, but close enough to food, activities, and beaches if you wanted. Walking trail adjacent to pool was great for a walk along the lava shore. Very well stocked with everything you need; from towels, to beach equipment, to appliances. Would definitely stay here again if we found our way to the Big Island.
Excellent vacation spot which is super convenient for the Ocean club. Apartment is beautiful with great views.
Only minor issue was the paucity of towels. Only on our last night did we discover approx. 20 towels in the dryer.
This is a fantastic condo in a highly desirable property. Amazing views of the ocean and signature green of the golf course, and conveniently close to the pool and workout facilities. We’ve been coming to Hali’i Kai for several years now and really enjoyed ourselves in this condo.
Thank you Mike and Kathy. We had a great time staying in your beautiful condo. We loved the location and the facilities that came with the condo. We appreciated the boogie boards, snorkels, masks, etc. and felt like nothing was overlooked. We hope to return one day and would love to stay in your condo again.
Mary Ann M.
Kathy and Mike,
We love your condo at Hali'i Kai! This is a return visit for us and we can't think of a more lovely place to stay on the island! The sunsets from the lanai are breath taking. We really appreciate the time and thought you put into the selection of your furnishings and decor. You had everything we could have needed from wifi to boogie boards!
We loved staying in your condo over the Holiday, We were able to have our 2 adult children from Oregon and Washington DC and Mother from PA join us. It was a memorable holiday for us. WE enjoyed the pool area especially the ocean club lunches. Best food I had on the Island. Your Lanai had the best views of the sunsets and whale watching. WE will be back. Evelyn
Quite simply the nicest place I can imagine for a vacation. It was perfect for our family (children ages 10 & 13)--a wonderful pool, space to relax, great location. Doing yoga in the open air gym was a special treat. We enjoyed walking over to the Hilton and watching the dolphins there.
We were pleasantly surprised when we first entered 12D. The condo looked even better than the pictures we viewed on the VRBO site. The condo and complex are gorgeous. The pool area is much nicer than the pool at the Four Seasons where friends of ours stayed and for much less than they paid per night. This is a great place to relax and soak in the views. (Perhaps the Ocean Club should be open on Sunday when most people are off and close another day of the week.)
This is a wonderful place for a peaceful holiday!
Thanks for providing such a lovely condo! We were thoroughly impressed with the condition and location of the condo. Lots of whales right off the pool area! We really liked being so close to the pool complex - just a few steps away!
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