Casa De Emdeko, Big Island

Casa De Emdeko is a beautiful oceanfront condo resort located on Ali'i Drive, just 1.5 miles south of Kailua-Kona village in Hawaii. The resort offers a blend of Hawaiian ambiance with lush tropical gardens, two swimming pools (one oceanfront saltwater pool and one freshwater pool), a private man-made sandy beach area, and a cabana with BBQ grills and dining tables. Guests can enjoy breathtaking ocean views, watch whales and dolphins, and experience stunning sunsets from the tiki torch-lit patio area.

The gated community provides secure private parking, an on-site laundry facility, and a commercial building with a convenience store/deli, beauty salon, and spa. Casa De Emdeko is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and nearby beaches, making it an ideal vacation destination for families, honeymooners, and retirees alike.

As of February 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Casa De Emdeko is $163. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $282. (Prices vary depending on the specifc unit, and season. Visit the rentals page to see unit rates. Holiday rates are often much higher and the averages don't include the booking and cleaning fees that rentals charge, or Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax).

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Guest Reviews Summary

The following summary is based on an impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units vary considerably.

The reviews for Casa De Emdeko condo resort on Big Island reflect an overwhelmingly positive experience from guests. Many praised the resort's beautiful location, which offers peace and seclusion while still being conveniently close to local attractions. The private beach and pool areas, especially the saltwater pool, were highlights for many visitors, providing a perfect spot for relaxation and watching sunsets.

Safety and cleanliness were also highly valued, with guests appreciating the well-maintained and secure environment. The condos themselves received compliments for being spacious, well-equipped, and offering stunning ocean views. The presence of amenities such as a well-stocked kitchen, comfortable bedding, and beach gear added to the convenience and enjoyment of guests' stays.

However, there were a few minor criticisms, including issues with parking availability, occasional maintenance problems, and some units being a bit dated. Despite these small drawbacks, the overall sentiment was that Casa De Emdeko offers a fantastic vacation experience, with many guests expressing a desire to return. The friendly community atmosphere and the property's beautiful grounds were frequently mentioned as reasons for guests' satisfaction. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 841 guest reviews.

Casa De Emdeko Reviews


Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We have stayed at this complex before and love the location. This year we had unit 105, very nice and clean. It is very quiet and nicely located in Kona. Really enjoyed our stay and will be back next year.
Lee C.
November 2023

Loved the view from the deck! Beautiful ocean sunsets!
Christine B.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Really liked the salt water pool.
dan f.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We totally enjoyed our stay. Everything was extremely clean. All the furniture looked brand new. There was nothing that we were not happy with in the condo. If we could visit again, we would like to stay in condo 210 again. It did not disappoint in any way!
A guest from Mountain Top , PA
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We rented 330 Casa de Emdeko and it was very nice. The management company was easy to work with. We loved the saltwater pool at the complex!
Karen C.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: My stay in both of those units especially 219 was outstanding.The personal who handled our stay at those units especially 219 when we needed their attention with a hot water problem was outstanding.We Will use your organization again on our next vacation when we come home again to recharge.Mahalo
Ray C.
November 2023

Exactly as described in the listing - there was nothing left out. So much was provided in the home making it so handy especially arriving late in the day with no time to shop. So convenient to dining, shopping, walking, beaches...we actually walked to Kailua Village our first day. Love the patio setting just steps away from the sandy beach and pool, and crashing waves we could literally see from the patio of our condo!! Perfect setting. Loved it!
Sheryl and Calvin G.
November 2023

This place is perfect. Breakfast on the balcony every morning. Great ocean sounds and bird sounds. That’s all you hear. The neighbors are very quiet and the design of property blocks out road noise. Not sure which part was my favorite: fans in EVERY room, the kitchen (with everything you need), the recliner for watching tv (which you probably won’t even do bc of the amazing location), the shower (OMG I LOVE), the balcony, or the pools (the ocean one was my favorite), or the beautiful sunset every night. The bed was good (my husband liked but I prefer a very very soft bed, so this one was normal bed for him), we slept good every night. I left 2 clips to clip the curtains closed so no light gets in, and we bought and left a washable coffee filter so no need to buy filters. Literally this place was beyond what I expected. I planned too much to do and would have stayed in the pool all day. If you have an afternoon flight I would request a late checkout just to use the pool longer (pool house has showers) and for the gated parking. My suggestion is to go south to the KTA for groceries (all others were pricey), and eat at least once at Sunset Kai Lanai (at sunset). The host was very responsive (checked on us before, and during check in just to see if we needed anything). If we ever come back to Hawaii, we will return to this island and this location. I only hope we are able to come back (and would definitely spend an entire day at the pool). Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Mandy G.
November 2023

Great, thanks very much. Lovely Unit and facility.
Robert C.
November 2023

Great location. Close to everything but not too close. Can walk just about everywhere. Loved that it's gated and a no smoking property. The salt water pool is the best
robin p.
November 2023

Ok
Maria Cruz F.
November 2023

Home is well appointed. Nice upgrades throughout. Beds were very comfortable and the unit is quiet. All the beach toys you need. Kitchen is large and the outdoor grills were nice. The grounds keepers clean grills daily. Along with raking the beach sand and cleaning the pools. The complex has security gates all around. The salt water pool is the highlight of the complex. Late evening float and swim with the waves crashing about 20 yards away. The sunsets are superb. Early morning coffee watching the outrigger paddlers go by. Easy drive to downtown Kona but a bit of a walk. Central location to the West end of Hawaii. Bring your own sugar and coffee. Most of the cooking spices are there but some were out in the spice rack. Water pressure not the best and hot water in the unit was more warm. Easy to overlook the little things because I love this complex. Made new friends every night for sunset appreciation hour. Parking is 1st come but usually I could get close to our unit. Loved having a bottom condo. Just a short walk to the pools and common area. Garden views were amazing. We were house hunting to relocate to the Big Island. Short drive to some of the best snorkeling in all of Hawaii. Mahalo for an amazing stay.
Scott W.
November 2023

First of all checking in is simple and the place is immaculate. Air-conditioning which you need in Hawaii. The location and views are the most amazing I have ever seen. Beautiful ground, 2 amazing pools. The kitchen is stocked with all utensils and all the spices and seasonings are there . Ric the owner is very nice and wonderful to work with. We had such an amazing time here and are already planning our next trip and will stay here. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful condo.
Sherry B.
November 2023

Very clean,a/c worked great, pools were very nice and good location
Christina C.
November 2023

Quiet, clean, convenient. Exceptionally comfortable bed. No washer dryer in unit, but laundry facilities only steps away. Very accurately depicted on VRBO.
Karen A.
November 2023

Very pretty and quiet!! Great views from our lanai!! Perfect spot to have our morning coffee and watch the waves roll in! Exactly what we were looking for!!! Highly recommend!! We will definitely stay here again!
Sid P.
November 2023

Great property--good location, amenities and loved the beachy pool area!
Andrea W.
November 2023

Our stay was great. The space is basic, but it was all we needed. We wish the kitchen chairs were more comfortable. We really enjoyed the views and the pools. It was a nice and quiet complex.
Carrie B.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: everything perfect
silvia b.
November 2023

We had an amazing time at this picture perfect condo. The 2 pools were great to cool off in after a morning or day adventure. We had all we needed for our 4 night stay - kitchen well stocked, beach towels, beach chair, kick boards and snorkeling equipment available. The slider opens up to a nice view of the ocean - which my husband enjoyed every morning with his coffee. Would definitely rent again! Thank you for a great stay.
Julie L.
November 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this complex and in this unit specifically. The unit is excellent and met all our needs. You can tell it has had a number of renovations that really complimented the place. It was well appointed with the owner including many day to day beach items like chairs, towels, snorkel gear, etc., and many we didn’t use but were impressed that they were available. The grounds were outstanding. Good pools, outdoor eating and sitting areas, barbecues. Wonderful place overall. And the instructions we received worked like a charm. Would I recommend? You bet we would.
William S.
November 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property’
Kurt and Kelly M.
November 2023

We had a marvelous time at Casa del Emdeko. The condo was immaculate and we loved how close to the water we were. Two pools and a man made beach added to our fun. Fairly close to town. The property manager, Konacoastvacations.com, were marvelous. We will definitely go here again.
Rhonda B.
November 2023

First time in Hawaii. Sunsets are fantastic here. Flowers literally falling from trees. Salt water pool fed by ocean waves is amazing. If you can’t relax here, then you can’t relax.
J C L.
October 2023

Come here ever year, never Disappointed 😊! I'm willing to return annually with your Company, if we can come to some agreement on a regular schedule? Thank You, 🌺
Richard S.
October 2023

Ronny is an awesome host - he responded quickly to every question and need. The condo matches the pictures! Everything is nice and new including the appliances. Casa de Emdeko is a small quiet resort with friendly guests and owners. We don’t want to leave!
Sandra S.
October 2023

Beautiful property, dated condo unit. We would stay here again.
Maureen U.
October 2023

The perfect location for sunsets and watching the ocean. Close enough for a longish walk to the center of town but far enough to be out of the noise and traffic. Close to all of the excursions and activities. We were there during the Ironman and walked to see start finish line activities and stood right out front to cheer on runners!
Cindy F.
October 2023

Everything was absolutely wonderful!!! See you next year Mahalo!!!
Jennifer M.
October 2023

the location was amazing and not too far from everything else but secluded enough to feel at peace
vivica d.
October 2023

As a solo traveler, safety is really important. Second is beauty of the location. Both were fulfilled and then some! Gorgeous private beach with chairs to watch the ocean in the morning. The kitchen had enough dishes and pots/pans to allow for cooking. And, parking felt safe even late into the evening. (Because it's on the first floor, you can hear people walking upstairs, but it was minimal noise and always quiet by 10am for the rare moments that I was even in the condo.)
Katherine H.
October 2023

The unit is spacious and located in a well-kept resort. The pools and grounds are lovely and the view is great. The ocean is very nice to listen to from the bedrooms. The place needs a deep-cleaning, windows are dirty, master bath shower is grungy, found a used mask and a sock beside the bed, appliances all work but the washer is so noisy you can’t have a conversation in the living room when it’s running. A/C works but not super cool and it’s noisy. The slider going to the Lanai is hard to work, needs two hands to open and close, and the screen is equally uncooperative, the tub drain is slow. It’s just stuff that is not great but the price is not the highest either, so I guess you get what you pay for. They provided two garbage bags and two rolls of tp and no paper towels. Four of us stayed 11 nights and seriously it is not as if we would take extra supplies home in our luggage. If you want people to remove garbage and recycling it would be prudent to provide them bags. We made do and hauled it off, but I have never, ever had to buy garbage bags in a rental unit. The owner asked us to let the plumber in on a day we would be out and then we no longer had a functioning toilet in the master bath. The owner has agreed to refund part of our fee, but this should never be part of a vacation. Bottom line is, it’s a fair price for a B- unit. It feels like the owner is doing the bare minimum in maintenance and cleaning but the location is great.
Betty B.
October 2023

This condo is wonderful. It came exactly as described. It was clean, easy to access, and well appointed. We especially enjoyed drinking coffee on the lanai in the early morning and swimming in the salt water pool. The sunsets were a daily event. It was a 1 1/2 to 2 mile walk to the heart of downtown where we watched our daughter start her swim in the Kona Ironman competition. Possible issues included a noisy air-conditioner fan which never cycled off, a missing remote battery, and lack of sponges. If you are looking for beach towels, check the dryer. Overall we had a terrific stay.
Suzanne N.
October 2023

Flawless stay once again.
Beth M.
October 2023

This unit was comfortable, clean and a convenient location from town, which made it great for IM World Championship weekend! My favorite part was the amenities - the oceanside pool was absolutely lovely, and watching the sunset from the property each night was spectacular. Thank you so much for the incredible stay!
Allison L.
October 2023

This is a heavenly complex, with beautiful landscaping and a private ocean view. I was traveling alone as a single woman and enjoyed that I could hang out at the pool or beach, walking into town easily (though about 40 min) or catch an Uber. The room was so spacious, clean and with all the amenities one could need, including full beach gear (chairs, umbrella, cooler). It was the best place I stayed in Kona! My one recommendation to the owners would be to add an interior manual bolt or hinge lock for extra sense of security. The front door locks automatically, but I found the door open a few times from the wind because I didn’t close it all the way accidentally because no manual lock. Other than that lovely stay and just perfect!
Ray S.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was adequately helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Except for the up and downs of the stairs, dragging suitcases over all of them, it was quite nice. Really liked their saltwater pool being right on the coast. Conveniently located, not enough parking.
Matthew A.
October 2023

Our 2 week stay was fantastic. The condo was amazingly comfortable and cozy. We really enjoyed being on the first floor. We were able to enjoy the patio garden sunshine, easily walk to and from the pools. The salt water pool was the best surprise, so warm and ocean like! Parking was always available. The atmosphere was upbeat, people mingling in the bbq area yet quiet and relaxing. We were able to walk into Kona town and find great restaurants and shopping quite easily.
Keri S.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Everything was in good shape and it had all we needed
MATTI T.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We were in Kona for the Ironman World Championship and this was an ideal spot! It was close enough to the epicenter of all the activities to take care of business but also far enough away to be able to retreat and relax. Booking was easy and communication was simple. This unit was just as advertised and our one bedroom condo was still spacious enough to accommodate us when our 2 adult daughters opted to join us! The beds and linens were quite comfortable and the kitchen was nicely stocked so we could cook and enjoy many meals outside on the lanai. We even used the grills in the common area to cook out one evening. The salt water pool and beach area right on the water had breathtaking views. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will miss those glorious Hawaiian sunsets!
Barb C.
October 2023

We Had a wonderful stay at the appartement. Everything was as it was described. Nice, Clean Appartment and we Had everything we needed. We would love to come back again.
Petra M.
October 2023

This is the perfect location! Location is convenient to the downtown area and evening sunsets are amazing. Locals and other travelers meet each evening to share the sunset ceremony while cooking dinner on the provided grills. The lanai’s location allows for a peaceful, morning view of the ocean while relaxing with coffee and breakfast.
Tracy B.
October 2023

The views are incredible!!! The pools, the location, did I mention the views?! The wraparound lanai is everything and you will be left wanting nothing. Check in was easy and the condo was very comfortable. We can’t wait to come back.
Molly R.
October 2023

Fantastic stay leading for a week leading up to the race. Ronnie was great to communicate with and the condo was as per the images. Everything you need is here and the pool is amazing. It is also really peaceful even though there are a quite a few condos. Easy parking. Also the shop out the front is very handy.
Melanie H.
October 2023

Great location close to town but enough away to have quiet. Right on the water , amazing sunsets you can watch from the pool . Condo is exactly as listing- no surprises. Clean and comfortable. Had such a great time!
Julie F.
October 2023

Very pleasant
Gary B.
October 2023

Other than all the stairs it was fine
Gail B.
October 2023

Ok
Jeff M.
October 2023

We loved our stay at Casa De Emdeko! The condo is clean and well appointed. We had everything that we needed for cooking meals. The grounds are beautiful and the saltwater pool was divine.
Rachel R.
October 2023

Beautiful Location and Lovely Unit. However it was extremely musty when we arrived. Smelled as if it had been closed up for months. I was also very disappointed that there was no welcome basket or even some coffee to make the first pot, After traveling all day it's nice to not have to find a store right off the bat, have a snack and a cup of coffee.The water gear that is pictured was also not be found. The property manager did offer to reimburse us if we wanted to purchase some and leave it there for future travelers. This was my first time using VRBO and I found it somewhat impersonal compared to my experiences with other rental sites

October 2023

Comfy beds, clean & sweet. I definitely would recommend
Doreen Z.
October 2023

This condo was oceanfront and impressed just as advertised. Dawn and Ismael were fantastic to work with as I transitioned from a work conference to this lovely condo. Every night we were entertained with a beautiful sunset and a resident that came out and played his conch shell. This unit is conveniently located and just quick drive to town and local shops and restaurants.
Dale P.
October 2023

Aloha! This space was perfect for our trip this time. Within 45 minutes of our favorite white sand beaches, and very close to Kona, grocery stores and airport! I would love to see a few more basic amenities like a less confusing tv set up, some cookware and toiletries (was well stocked for the first week, then needed a few more things.). It was also very quiet (aside from the grounds crew on a few days). Would definitely stay here again and thank you to the management team for being so responsive about our requests! Mahalo!
Lilith H.
October 2023

The condo met and exceeded our expectations. The property is beautiful and we really enjoyed being right on the coast with the great salt water pool to take a dip in. All the amenities were working and as described. We utilized the grill most nights and was great cooking while looking over the ocean. Same for everything in the condo. appliances and everything all functioned well. The bed was perfect, super comfortable. Bathroom was spacious with a great shower.
Josh K.
October 2023

This place was perfect for us! They had every little thing we needed for a day at the beach. The neighbors were quiet and friendly. We just felt at home here! Thank you!

October 2023

The stay was fine, we’re waiting for the security deposit to be returned.
Bonnie & Ed L.
October 2023

Unit was great for the money. Have stayed in the complex before, which is nice location to everything. Unit was very clean, and had pretty decent ocean view. Common bbq grills are great amenity! Unit did not have beach chairs/cooler which would have been nice.
Alec B.
October 2023

The condo was very well stocked with everything you would need . Very clean property, and close to downtown. Very comfortable .Make sure you get the gate code before getting to the unit. It can make accessing the condo a bit of a challenge . We would certainly stay here again, if we came back to Kona .
Laurelle B.
October 2023

The view alone is worth the money. The unit is a little old, but well kept and for the most part pretty well stocked but could use some improvement, starting with everything needed for a nice cup of coffee. I think the listing could be a little more forthcoming regarding the lack of ADA features of the property. It’s a little difficult getting to the unit for a person on oxygen and/ or someone with mobility issues. If you were in a wheelchair it would be impossible. The elevator is almost useless. This unit is 1 of 6 that are directly overlooking the ocean and the wrap around lanai is fantastic!
Teresa F.
October 2023

The condo was awesome. They thought of everything. The unit was close enough to hear the ocean at night and watch amazing sunsets from the lanai. You are centrally located to everything in Kona.
Mike S.
October 2023

We would recommend this property to friends and family. Air conditioning worked excellent throughout every room. And when we returned after a day out of the condo, it stayed cool even though we turned air off. Bed super firm and comfortable, just watch out for bed frame corners. We hit them a few times and it hurts. Condo was really clean. Towels were nice and soft. Liked the soaps and toiletries! Lots of ice and ice packs. Bring your own small ice chest- there was only a large one. I did buy a beach umbrella and left it in the bedroom closet. Glad there were beach chairs! Furniture just ok. Couch not very comfy. Pool was steps away and 2nd pool near ocean was a short walk. Loved seeing the sunset from the pool area. Day parking inside the gate was plentiful but evening parking you do have to park outside the gated complex but there was always plenty of parking so not a big deal. Many books and games inside condo and some books outside condo to borrow if you need. Everything in the condo worked great and easy to use. Super happy with this lovely condo!
Melinda W.
October 2023

You can hear the ocean from the bedroom even with the windows closed-it's great! The condo is VERY well stocked-dishes, office supplies, beach gear. Only problem we had was finding the exact unit-not sure how to help with the directions. We are able bodied ppl but someone with mobility problems would have problems with the distance/steps from parking. My husband was disappointed that there wasn't a lounge chair on the lanai like in the pics. We would definitely stay here again-the sunsets were outrageous!
Miles M.
October 2023

The community was great inviting us to join them for sunsets barbecue 3x would stay again

October 2023

We stayed for two weeks in September. This is a perfect little condo on Alii Drive. Probably our favorite complex to stay at a wonderful saltwater pool, a Beach area on shore and chlorine pool. Terrific barbecues overlooking the ocean and friendly people. The condo was great, a comfortable bed and a Murphy bed in the living room. The kitchen was well stocked and clean. We would definitely stay here again.
Rick E.
October 2023

The condo was exactly as presented and described. All communication was easy and with quick responses. Everything was wonderful, grounds are beautiful and well kept. Perfect location, you can walk to town, drive or take the trolley. Condo was beautiful and comfortable. Would 100% stay here again. Thank you for sharing your vacation home with us.
Rita S.
September 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Not much to say that hasn't already been said. Location is perfect. Close to everything in Kona. The property as a whole is a bit dated, but this specific unit is in good shape. Great selection of appliances and cookware.As some others have said, it is a little bit of a walk to get to the unit, and there is no convenient way up/down the stairs. But this would only be a concern for some that have mobility problems. Otherwise, it is no big deal at all.
Evan K.
September 2023

My wife and I spent a week here for our anniversary. Our plans were to explore the island with a rental car and have a place to unwind at the end of busy days and Joe’s condo was the perfect place for just that. Its a great size for 2 people. Its not a ritzy upscale resort (which we were trying to avoid), it felt like home after a few nights. We loved it. We will forever have memories of our time in Hawaii. If we make it back some day we know where we want to stay. Thanks Joe! Pros: - Centrally located on a main road near many beaches, restaurants and shopping centers. - Just a few steps out of the Lanai and you get an unbelievable view of the coast and sunset! - 2 pools to relax in after exploring the island. - All the amenities we needed between the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The bed was incredibly comfortable. - Air conditioning if you need it, cable TV, internet. - Pretty quiet for being on such a busy street. Cons: - The only thing that took away from our experience was the unfortunate luck of having a family above our unit that was very noisy into the night. We could here every footstep. Not much we can do about that.
Joseph L.
September 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We wanted a place with an ocean view and AC! Both were great and so much more. We listened to the birds as we sat on the deck each morning with the beautiful landscape and ocean views. The pools were nice and clean. The ocean front lounge chairs were great for reading and listening to the ocean. The owner of this unit was SO gracious providing foils, pool noodles, spices, cooler bag. The bed was comfortable and shower head was great. The mgt company provided very accurate information and were responsive. We couldn't have asked for more!
Sherrie E.
September 2023

The hosts are extremely responsive and everything you need is on site. The building is beautiful and the courtyard and sand area are perfect. Great place for meeting friends and family.
stacy w.
September 2023

I would definitely stay at the casa de emdeko room 115 again. The owners were wonderful and thier condo was just wonderful! Beautiful property and the best place to see the sunset at thier beach or swimming in the salt pool!!
Shannon
September 2023

The appartment is located a bit south of the city center of Kona so that you will need your car for getting to the bars and restaurants of the area. It is embedded in a beautiful condo that comes with two pools, one fresh water and one sea water pool. They have even created a small, artificial beach where you can rest, however the appartment doesn´t have direct access to the sea. For me the whole garden and beach area was the highlight of this property. The appartment is located at the ground floor, is a bit dark and mouldy. It is also a bit worn out, the kitchen floor has a couple of holes in it. The kitchen is really big and well equipped. The whole booking procedure is rather complicated, as you will get lots of documents from the actual property owner Kona Coast vacations. They are very strict on the house rules, you can´t leave anything (not even towels or shoes) outside on the terrace and they will threaten you with a high penalty in case you should damage anything. Although the appartment wasn´t bad, I think that the price is too high for what it offers.
Sigrid R.
September 2023

Fantastic property. Great location. Pictures very accurate. Thanks for the wonderful visit to Hawaii. We plan on returning!
Jackie C.
September 2023

Arrived and battery on keyless door lock was dead. Called the person of contact and had helped change the battery the next morning. Not a big deal. Condo was pleasantly remodeled with pretty much new everything. Had all the cooking utensils and even spices you'd want. Beach chairs and umbrella were also available. On our last day we tried to contact the property manager and other contact (owner?) to see if we could get a late check out, but neither were accepting our calls...oh well. Still had a great stay.
ronald b.
September 2023

The condo was wonderful! Beautiful view, great location, very clean, and updated. The kitchen was well stocked and great that they had beach chairs, umbrella, and cooler available to use. The communication from the owners before and during our stay was great. Would definitely stay again.
Cynthia M.
September 2023

My husband and I stayed here 6 days. It is a nice Property and Condo. The bedrooms are small if you have lots of luggage. We were fine since we could use the other bedroom to sore it all. The living and dining area is big and comfortable. The huge covered patio common area between the two pools does not affect the view from your balcony. We would return, but only with two of us. Four adults in there would be cramped. Oh, the shower in the master is really nice with extra spouts!!
Dotty and Don C.
September 2023

I really enjoyed this property and the location of the condo complex. It is about 10 minutes drive south of Kailua Village. Pros: comfortable, clean unit. Free parking, mostly available. Very nice pools — One saltwater on the ocean’s edge. Cons: self check-in with no staff on site (i was traveling alone, so I would have welcomed staff — available by phone only). Ocean view was peak-a-view at best, some of the photos are out of date: floors have been updated and the bathtub removed (but shower is nice), no dining on site (but a convenient store for essentials fronts the property). Biggest annoyance was weekly water shut offs with only short notice (it fell on my check out day so I had to vacate the condo very early in the morning). Also, I had asked if there were beach chairs, umbrellas etc. I was told no because the management company is concerned about liability. So before I checked in I had purchased some items to use while I was there, only to find that there were indeed beach chairs and an umbrella. I would rather sign a hold-harmless agreement than be told that there is nothing available for me to use and have a needless expense. Bottom line, I would stay at this property again if not traveling alone, but I would choose a unit with a better view.
Francine R.
September 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Casa De Emdecko 105 is a great condo very well furnished & is a gated community, we have stayed at Casa De Emdecko on a number of occasions and find the complex on the whole very comfortable.
Colin R.
September 2023

I received a text message before check-in that there is no hot water issue. First night, no shower. Even the cold water volume is very low. This continued until the 2nd night 7pm. And the third day also stopped the water for 4 hours. This has caused so much discomfort for a vacation. I received text messages to reassure that someone will contact me and determine the compensation or refund, but that never happened. I hope the management knows that a vacation with no private shower is a big issue. No compensation, no replacement, I am not sure if this is worth the stay again.
Lily Jei-ho C.
September 2023

Awesome property, clean unit!
Robert S.
September 2023

We enjoyed the comfort of feeling at home, the amenities were great that were offered, the ones that weren't there were quickly and easily replaced. The instructions and helpful tips were all very useful and easy to understand.
Tyler
September 2023

Nice stay. Condo is well equipped and in good shape. Very clean. The bed is very comfortable. Location is pretty good. Short drive to everywhere. Jackie was very quick to respond to my questions. I would recommend this unit and would stay here again.

September 2023

Everything was seamless and perfect, starting with the directions and access to the unit. Once we arrived, we appreciated the fantastic welcome basket with tasty local treats. The unit was inviting and spotless. Everything we could possibly need was provided, so we were able to enjoy our time without shopping for paper goods, soap, shampoo, etc. The condo is tastefully decorated and comfortable, also very clean. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we could possibly need. We loved the large showers and especially the lanai with its ocean view. It was the favorite coffee spot for our group. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The saltwater pool was amazing! It is quite large and has a great view of the ocean. We spent several nights watching sunset by the seawall. The views are stunning! We met some vacationers and residents while out on the property and everyone was super nice. The owners provided a comprehensive binder of suggestions on places to go and restaurants. We referred to it often. Brent was very responsive when we had questions about activities and suggestions for a sport fishing company. Everything was just perfect, and we can't wait to return!
Robert L.
September 2023

This was our first time to the Big Island, & the condo was perfect for our “home” while we were on vacation. The unit itself is beautiful, with updated kitchen & nice bathroom. The bedroom was cozy & comfortable with a king size bed. We also enjoyed the lanai for breakfast in the mornings (listening to all the birds was nice!) & the pools, BBQ pavilion & beach area were great for days we wanted to just hang out. What we didn’t like: there is a lot of construction going on with the condominium building (not the unit itself!) & there were 3 separate days where the water was shut off for an extended period of time, & one day where the property manager (Knutsen Property Management) had to move us to another condo for a night due to construction in front of the condo we rented making entrance to our unit impossible! While we understand they have no control over construction, it was a HUGE inconvenience & not a hassle that we wanted to deal with while on vacation. It would’ve been nice to be advised of the construction going on ahead of time & given the option to either book another property or the chance to cancel our reservations & look elsewhere to stay. The communication from Knutsen was not great. It would’ve been nice to hear from them regarding the construction & not so many calls asking us if we’d be interested in viewing properties they manage that are for sale!
Jesse O.
September 2023

The condo was roomy and met our needs. It was a short drive to downtown and a good launching pad for exploring the Island. The kitchen provided all the amenities we needed. It was nice to barbecue while overlooking the ocean and eating in the outdoor patio area.
Ed M.
September 2023

My family and I really enjoyed our stay at Casa de Emdeko. The property itself was great, but the lanai really bumped it up to the next level. We also really enjoyed that there is a small market right behind the property. Would definitely stay again.
Jason K.
September 2023

Somewhat old but well maintained. Never saw or communicated with that person. Smaller of two pools needs maintenance on bottom in shallow end. Looks to be peeling off.
nancy e.
September 2023

Such a clean, comfortable, beautiful place that was even better than advertised. Great communication with Jackee and all the things I was looking forward to were there. Location was perfect, quiet, and so convenient to everywhere. I’ve already told friends if they are going to Kona they need to stay here. Will go back for sure!
Karyn A.
September 2023

Loved the outside common areas. Saw my first green flash sunset there. Host left a couple of beers in the fridge which were appreciated. Easy check in and check out. Nice having a/c if needed.
Laura H.
September 2023

Over the years, we have stayed at four other complexes along Ali'i Drive. Jackie's condo at Casa de Emdeko is by far the best! It is surprisingly spacious and very comfortable for our small family of three (two adults and a thirteen year old). The bed was comfortable and the sofa bed was easy to set up. The kitchen was well-appointed and I loved the dishwasher. We cooked breakfast everyday and a couple of dinners. Double sinks in the bathroom were awesome. The washer and dryer were large and easy to use. We especially liked having cable to watch the local news and weather. Also, do not underestimate the value of central air conditioning! The grounds are beautiful and parking both inside or outside the gate (when we got back late) was safe and easy. Do not miss the salt water pool at sunset! Having the little liquor store close by was also super convenient for evening ice cream runs. There were plenty of linens, plenty of large beach towels, and a good selection of beach gear. We used the insulated backpack every single day at the beach, volcano, etc., to carry our lunch and drinks. Jackie is a terrific host and very responsive. She communicates with you personally every step of the way. If you are considering her condo it is well worth it!
Mary O.
September 2023

Had a nice stay at Casa De Emdiko. Danielle, took care of a last minute late check out which helped us tremendously. Would stay here again.
Christine B.
September 2023

Amazing stay
Claire M.
September 2023

lots of things to do
mike h.
September 2023

We enjoyed our stay in the condo. There is a great ocean sunset view from the balcony. In fact, there is a great ocean view even sitting inside on the couch. There is another ocean view outside the front door. The ocean waves lulled us to sleep at night. The furniture was all comfortable and the condo had pretty decor. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we wanted for cooking. We enjoyed the pools and little beach area. There was a closet with beach equipment - chairs, umbrella, cooler. It was a little difficulty getting our luggage to and from the car because, even though there is an elevator, there are about five little series of steps that you have to lug the suitcases over. We would stay here again.
Michele C.
September 2023

We booked this unit last minute due to a change to our travel to Maui. This property is older and needs some maintenance. I will give the staff who maintain the common areas (bbq, man-made beach and outdoor seating) props for their care and attention. They were out in the early mornings attending to these areas. The condo itself is dated and would benefit with a thorough cleaning. Kitchen and bathroom tiles are cracked, ceiling fans draped with dust, the ensuite shower door appears to have either dirt or mold around the outer edges. On the third day of our stay, the property had a scheduled water shutoff for necessary maintenance. After the water was turned back on, we lost the use of hot water. I emailed the owner, with no response, so we had cold showers for the remaining 8 days of our stay. I emailed the owner after we left and received a response stating the property was awaiting parts. Other than that, the condo is spacious and is in a great location for sunset viewing.
Lisa
September 2023

This condo is a corner unit, as such it is a bit bigger and also has a huge balcony because it extends around entire place. We hanged out on the balcony all the time, there is no sun till the late afternoon so we could have morning coffees, breakfast and even used it for morning yoga. Even though it is the last unit from the waer, the view of the ocean from the balcony is very good. At the same time it is more quiet, and also lobby is right next to it. Lobby has chairs, couches, library and also a spare bathroom (which was helpful as one bathroom for 4 people can be a challenge sometimes!) The resort is heavenly, we loved the salt water pool and a private beach. The location is convenient 5 min drive to Kona but quiet and away from busy areas. There is a free Hele bus stop right in front of the complex which was useful because we didn't rent the car for the first two days we were there. The bus runs every hour and makes a lot of stops in the center so you can get anywhere. If you ride in the opposite direction, you can also get to a Magic Sands beach, which is small sandy swimmable beach. Communication with the host was good and all our questions answered quickly and efficiently. We will definitely stay here again next time!
Olena K.
September 2023

Our stay at Ronny’s place surpassed my expectations! The grounds of the condo were immaculate and quiet. The condo was cozy and we really felt at home. And he was a wonderful host. Quick to respond and great communication. The location of the condo was in a wonderful area close to everything and ocean front so we got to enjoy nightly sunsets that were breathtaking.
Jessica K.
August 2023

Easy checkin and great communication with property management. The lanai was extensive and overlooked the ocean. Location was great as it was straight access to the shopping and restaurants. We would definitely stay again.
DeJuan S.
August 2023

This condo had everything we needed. The A/C worked pretty well and there were also box fans in the closet. So nice to have beach gear to use as well (we left a second umbrella for future guests). I highly recommend this property!
Gretchen L.
August 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We loved our stay at Casa De Emdeko. The condo was updated and comfortabe, with everything we needed. The lanai was great, and the salt water pool by the ocean was fantastic. We enjoyed using the bbq and watching the sunset from the patio by the beach.
Richard L.
August 2023

We had a wonderful time at casa de Emdeko. The place is so peaceful with 2 pools and direct sea views. Very quiet with respectful people. Easy parking easy arrival procedures. Only thing is soundproofing from people walking upstairs. Would definitively come back.
Cedric S.
August 2023


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