You can’t get any closer to ocean front than this condo. We loved the deck the most. Sunset, surfers, sea life- there was always something to see. The condo is cozy and comfortable.
My husband and I were looking for a room with a view and some place a little less crowded. We were in town for a birthday celebration with lots of family members, so needed a place to escape to and relax… We were not disappointed. The only sound we heard was the surf below our balcony. The condo was very clean, bright and well equipped with all the essentials, including everything you would need for the beach. We only used the pool twice however each time, we were the only ones there. We had a designated parking space, which was great. Many shops and restaurants are within walking distance, therefore we never had to worry about parking. This condo is perfect for a couple. We will definitely be back!
Great location. Easy walk to several restaurants. There’s a small beach to the south - about a 3 minute walk.
Condo was located right on the ocean as advertised. We really liked the view from the patio. We seldom used our rental car because the condo was so close to town. We walked to local restaurants and stores. Very convenient.
We had a wonderful time, and really enjoyed having our coffee on the Lanai each morning. The views couldn't be better. The ocean is literally just feet from you. The pool is clean and nice, and there are beaches that are very close. Shopping and restaurants are all within walking distance.
Great location right on the beach and in walking distance to shops and restaurants. The condo was a little musty smelling at first but there had just been a storm and it was very humid and hot and was closed up when we got there. Once we aired it out it was fine. The central air in the building was not working but there was a portable air conditioner in the bedroom. It was awesome listening ti the waves at night.
My husband and I absolutely LOVED this great condo in Kona. The attention to detail was spot on and we had everything and more we needed. Walking distance to everything and Kona is a nice central location for driving to the north and south ends of the Island.
We enjoyed our stay a lot. The balcony with sea views was the main thing for us. But other than that, the place was clean; the kitchen worked great, and we were happy about everything.
The complex needs some work. It’s old. They work hard to keep it nice.
It was an amazing view. Sitting on the porch listening and watching the water below was one of the highlights. The condo was perfect for our stay in Kona.
We loved our stay at Hale Kona Kai. The unit was exactly as described, beautifully furnished and decorated, but the crown jewel was the wrap around lanai. The views cannot be beat! We enjoyed the sunset directly from the lanai. The sound of the surf is the perfect lullaby to fall asleep to. Waking up to that view was amazing. The swimming lagoon that is shared with the royal kona Resort is literally steps away from the condo. It appears small but it was never crowded and the rock wall provides a safe sanctuary from the surf. It was safe and relaxing and you can snorkel and see all sorts of fish right there! The town is within walking distance, so you don't have to worry about parking. Just walk! So many great restaurants within walking distance. Huggo's is the closest and it was wonderful. We also loved Papa Kona. The unit is close to everything yet super quiet at night. The parking was easy, covered parking with a marked spot. Just wonderful. I also want to give a shout out to the management company. They were so helpful and extremely accommodating. I called to report an issue with the bed (the bedsprings had come apart) and they resolved it instantly. Just fantastic service. They went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed. Loved this place and would highly recommend it!
The property was as described on the VRBO web page, there were no surprises. This had a great view, watched sunsets from the lanai about every day. A very short walk to restaurants and shops in Kona. Having AC in the bedroom and living room was a big plus for our July stay.
If You're looking for a family friendly area.
The area: It's very "touristy" with lots of families roaming around and lots of kids. There's a lot of homeless people in all the public areas but they mind their own for the most part. A good selection of restaurants and other offerings all a short walk away. We had a Turo car so we preferred to explored the Islands other areas.
Now for the condo.
The Good: The staff was very helpful and there was a nice welcome card and complimentary snack that were nice. It was clean and functional. It had all the necessities and in our opinion okay for a short stay. It is an "ocean front"property and there is a usable beach within a 5 minute walk.
The Bad: No Central Air conditioning. We could not enjoy the ocean sounds because the Portable Air Conditioners (1 In Living Room, 1 in Bedroom) are loud and really struggle to cool the spaces. As of our stay dates the bed was very uncomfortable. It's super firm and kind of a cheap springy bed. "We" woke up tired every day from not getting any good sleep. So much so we left a day early to check in to the Hilton in Waikoloa literally so we could have one good nights rest.
Over all it was good, if the owners would invest in the Air conditioning and a good bed or mattress and better bedding it would be fantastic!
DJ Sal C.
Love how this place is close to town and right over the ocean!!
Great location wish we could stay longer! Very peaceful, apartment comes with everything you need!
The property is fantastic and we really enjoyed our stay! We will be back!
Stayed with my son for a few nights. The place was perfect (thank you for the coffee and chocolate). Great location and ver close to everything you would need.
I really enjoyed my stay here. I was visiting my daughter who was staying on the YWAM campus and this was so close plus had an amazing ocean view! Sunrise from the bedroom window was an amazing way to wake up each morning. It’s loved being able to sit outside on the lanai and read or just enjoy the view. Sunset was breathtaking. There’s a little tide pool right next door that I didn’t utilize but would have if I was staying longer. Overall I had a great experience staying here.
Steven and Jenni, are the perfect hosts. They went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. Beautiful decorated condominium with an amazing view from the lani where we spent most our time. The location is perfect, everything is in walking distance. The Fireworks on the Fourth of July was the icing on the cake.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Margriet and Jürgen
I loved the location as it was very convenient to everything, within walking distance, yet, just far enough not to hear the loud bars and traffic. We had the perfect lanai to watch the fireworks, as they were on the water, just outside our place!
The condo had everything we needed, except air conditioning in the living room. The building AC was broken, but a window air conditioner was provided for the bedroom. Management purchased a fan for the living room but it wasn’t adequate for the sweltering heat so I purchased a large fan from Walmart to help circulate the humid air, which helped immensely. It’s an older building but you can’t beat the location. You pay for the views and convenience to the shops and bars. They also provide a free designated parking space which is VERY convenient in that area! Overall, we loved our stay and the management was very helpful.
The condo is lovely and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay! The views were incredible, and we loved watching the sunsets from the lanai while listening to the ocean. Check in was very smooth. Would definitely recommend staying here!!
We had a wonderful time at the Hale Kona Kai. The condo was clean and well-equipped. It could use a little updating, but it had everything we needed. The location could not be beat. The frogs, however, were very loud all night long. Nothing you all can do about that but they were a distraction from the lovely nighttime surf. All and all it was a great place and I would stay there again for sure. Thank you.
First, I want to say that this condo has the most wonderful view from the lanai and bedroom. We spent lots of time on the lanai watching the waves and spotting the yellow tangs in the water. Although this is an older building, the condo was clean and well-appointed. My only complaint would be that the central air-conditioning wasn't working. I am pretty sure this was known by the property management company, as there was a free-standing air-conditioning unit in the bedroom. This wasn't a problem for us, as the bedroom stayed nice and cool. We kept the fans going in the main living area and the door to the lanai open most of the time. This kept that area cool enough for us, but the outdoor temp was only about 75. If it were to be hotter outside, the condo would likely be toasty. I think it would be appropriate for the property management company to let the renters know ahead of time if the AC isn't working. Many of us specifically look for units that have central AC because that is an important feature for comfort in hot weather.
The location and condo was everything we expected. The kitchen was well stocked, the view was great. There is a newly added AC system which cools the bedroom quick and efficiently. It was great having an assigned parking space, so we always knew we could park event when Kona was busy.
A perfect place to celebrate a milestone birthday. We made a point to be on the lanai for every sunset. In fact, that is where we were most of the time. We will look forward to coming back again.
I love these quaint rooms. Right on the edge of the ocean. Two blocks to town.
The remod on this unit was great, but the low level toilet and scuzzy tub are a real drawback. We all know the a/c situation is ridiculous, and we feel lucky we caught a cooler week. Hope that can resolve soon. Tracy's team and maintenance do a great job and as always just sitting and watching the waves heals my soul. Thanks.
Kelly and Dave F.
The unit is top floor with a commanding view. It has been thoroughly upgraded with tile floors throughout and quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. It has a French door between the living and bedrooms which creates a sense of spaciousness. Appliances/utensils are new state of the art as are the consumer electronics. The pictures in the listing quite accurately reflect what a guest will experience in person. The rental agents are on site and are cordial and helpful.
This condo was lovely and clean. It was equipped with everything we needed. The view was spectacular. Whales, porpoises and turtles as well as fish could be seen on the deck! Would rent again!
Proximity to town, quiet, and what we expected. All furnishings needed and available. Just a couple notes to add. Add in description notes 2 Streaming TV's, and second key may be in house not lock box. LOL. We got locked out, not knowing or realizing second key was inside unit.
Aaaamazing! Impeccable view. Walking distance to town (5-7min). Plenty of beach accessories- boogie boards, chairs, umbrella, cooler. Had everything we need on vacation. The only thing that was an issue is the microwave is too small for the square plates provided @ the rental. The only ones that fit in the microwave are round and a little bigger than a saucer plate. I recommend a larger microwave or provide round plates. Definitely not a game changer. Loved the location. Would stay here again. Our parking spot was right below the condo. Up the stairs & your home. No long walking distances. Easy entry makes coming & going a breeze! Loved it!!
If you love sunsets out on the lanai and falling asleep to the sound of crashing surf then this is a great place to stay! Clean, comfortable and with a well supplied kitchen in case like us, you would rather cook than eat out. The highlight of the apartment is the lanai which is where we spent most of our time enjoying the ocean views and the amazing Kailua-Kona sunsets. We had a great vacation here and will be back.
We stayed at this property for 4 nights. It was exactly what we wanted. It was walking distance to the town and the view from the balcony and inside was amazing. Great sunset views and great view of the ocean and loved the sounds of the ocean.
The condo was clean, comfortable, amazing oceanfront and close to shops and restaurants. Lived our stay here!!!
This 1-bedroom unit has plenty of space for a couple. Excellent location next door to the Royal Kona Hotel. Easy walk to restaurants and shops. No exterior noise other than the breaking waves. The bed was comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with plates, utensils, condiments, etc. The oven, stove, microwave, and toaster worked. Plenty of bath towels, etc. Also had beach towels, mat, umbrella, etc. available for your excursions. Air conditioner & ceiling fan in the bedroom, oscillating & ceiling fans in living room kept us cool during our June stay. The parking stalls are labeled by unit number, but you may have to search a bit the first time because they aren't in numerical order.
After a very long day of travel, arriving to this unit that was even better than pictured on the listing was so wonderful. Steven and Jenni have added so many aesthetic touches to this unit that makes it so cozy and truly gives one the beachy vibe. There was not one thing we lacked (well the Central air for the whole condo building was out but they brought a portable one in until repairs are made and we were comfortable). It is very evident Steven and Jenni go above and beyond to ensure their guests have the best possible stay - from extra essentials one may need to a very generous and welcoming gift basket. We enjoyed coffee and brought most dinners in just to eat on the lanai to enjoy the view each day. Mahalo for opening this piece of paradise for our use - we made so many wonderful memories!
The view from the deck/lanai is everything they tell you it is. It is a lovely view and you are right on top of the ocean. Felt like you were in an aquarium with all of the different colored fish swimming under us. It was great. You are a very short walk to several dining options and the primary shopping/pier area of Kona.
With that said, like most reviews have indicated, the property is dated and the lack of central air was annoying. The portable A/C did keep the bedroom cool, but maybe not in a nice healthy way. The rest of the unit was very warm. On some days, the deck area caught a really nice breeze and was cool in morning/evening. We noticed some units are remodeled. This one could really be special if the owners put in some new flooring, shower, doors. I was a little miffed that they supplied only 2 rolls of TP for a week long stay. We made it, barely. Just an odd thing to try and short renters on given that isn't something i'd normally plan on shopping for during vacation.
The mgmt. company did do a really nice job of communicating with us and felt professional. A great view and a great city location.
Excellent location, very close to Kona and many restaurants (1/4 mile). Lovely view of the ocean, sunsets, and rainbows! from the balcony, west facing and only 20’ off the rocky shore. Only 200’ from a surf beach (though reef break makes it a bit treacherous). Comfortable bed with nice linens, ample towels, well stocked kitchen with basic supplies (sugar, pepper, etc), coffee grinder, cooler and ice pack, beach chairs and beach towels, etc. Unfortunately, the lack of central air was a big drawback as the single ac unit in the bedroom was not adequate to cool the other rooms despite max cool setting with closed doors/windows and drawn shades at all times. The living room was sweltering. Bedroom was somewhat cool at night but humid—dehumidifier rapidly switched off as the water reservoir rapidly filled. I believe the ac issue occurred after we rented the unit and probably too late to change our plans, but it would have been a non-starter if we had other options. Hopefully they will fix it soon. If not, perhaps a second ac in the kitchen or living room would help.
Great central Kona location, everything is in walking distance. View is beautiful. Bed was comfortable. Shower pressure was amazing. The condo, both inside and the building itself, it dated. The only reason I gave 4 starts and not 5 was the portable air conditioners in the unit are incredibly loud.
-Location. The condo is very close (walking distance) to all of the restaurants along the main drag, but slightly removed. We enjoyed being able to walk to dinner and drink every night while other scrambled for the limited parking spaces. Honestly it was perfect for us because the hotel next door blocks all the noise. We could only hear the ocean.
-Building. The building is clearly dated. We rode the elevator the first day and were a little uneasy inside. We took the stairs the remainder of our trip. Laundry is $2 to wash and $2 to dry. I was able to get a roll of quarters from a nearby hotel. The parking stalls are oddly arranged. The parking spot assigned the the room is on the opposite side of the building. It seems like it would make more sense to switch with someone who has a unit on that side of the building, but it wasn’t a deal breaker.
Room. The condo was perfect for two people. Honestly the view was my favorite part. Anytime we had downtime in the room, I found myself sitting on the balcony. The window in the bedroom looks like it has rust or something spilled on it from the outside. Initially it made me feel a little dirty until I realized it wasn’t on the inside. Hopefully that gets fixed. Then the bed felt soft to me trouble sleeping.
Overall, if your looking for somewhere safe, close, and has a good view I would recommend staying here. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
AMAZING location! Walking distance to Kona Village, spectacular sunsets, waves crashing loudly just below us. Very quiet (except for the apparent National Irish Step Dancing Team above us). Yes, it was dated, but in a quaint way. The property manager was very responsive and helpful. The flaw? No central AC, just two very loud floor units blowing hot air onto the lanai. The BIGGEST charm of the place were those waves, which you could hear even through closed windows, but not if you were running the AC. Fix the AC and we'd be back.
we enjoyed the sunsets every evening and it was great to be able to walk to restaurants and shopping. property was clean and exactly as pictured. would recommend to others for a great Kona condo.
Amenities offered were great. We did not take advantage of them. Simple travellers and just went to the ocean to swim everyday.
Awesome location within walking distance to Ali'i Drive and the many shops and restaurants!
Amazing views of surf, tide pools with sea turtles, and beautiful sunsets!
This condo has a great view, and the location can't be beat for walkability, and for providing a central driving location to explore the whole island.
The lanai view is incredible and makes for a lovely morning and evening spot to enjoy the ocean and the sunrise and sunset.
The unit managers are super responsive and helpful, and the unit is stocked with everything you need to cook or explore the beaches.
The only criticisms we would note are that the building is weathered (it is on the ocean, so that is to be expected), the central AC wasn't working (the standalone units were fine for us though), some of the furnishings could be upgraded to help make the place feel more luxurious to match that fabulous view (living area furniture and pillows/linens), and the saltwater pool is not heated as advertised (the property manager said it used to be, but that they were not planning to repair it).
However, regardless of the criticisms, this is still a great value and a great unit in a perfect location for enjoying the island and the views can't be beat. I'd recommend it and think it is a good value for a vacation to the Big Island.
We really enjoyed this place. The views were amazing. Very clean and just as described. We loved the extra Hawaiian snacks they left for us too. The host was great at communicating with us when we were there. The elevator was out for a few hours, and they made sure to let us know right away.
We greatly appreciated the hospitality shown through the amenities provided in this condo. Anything we needed or even thought we might need was provided by the owners. It made exploring and having fun so easy! Of course the location and the wrap around deck and view was the cherry on top for this complete Kona experience. We highly recommend this condo.
The place is within walking distance of everything you need. Restaurants, shops, bars and entertainment. The place was very clean and well stocked with dishes, pots and pans to cook with, beach equipment and beach towels. The lani is a wrap around which was nice. There is AC in the central area but we didn't need it, the ceiling fan and the ocean breeze were enough. In the bedroom was a small AC unit which made it very comfortable to sleep in. I would make one suggestion because there is a lagoon and trees right next to the unit there were the sounds of birds and frogs all night long. If you are sensitive to noise, I would suggest bringing earplugs. The AC unit in the bedroom did act as a white noise fan, but I was sensitive to the wildlife sounds. All in all, it was a great unit.
We very much enjoyed our stay, the condo was a perfect location for our needs & the views were amazing from the Balcony. thanks
Pleasant nice property could use some new ceiling fans and high dusting/clean out old ductwork. Maybe a new coffee pot. Thanks for the stay
The property is in a fantastic location with a full ocean front view of the Pacific. Close to restaurants and also not too far away from the Kona airport. Perfect for a couple! The kitchen has all necessary utensils if you are inclined to cook your own meals. While we were not promised any condiments, we did find some of the basic ones such as salt, sugar, pepper etc. The host had also provided a complimentary packet of local coffee beans with a grinder which was awesome and lasted for all 6 days. There were enough towels provided in the bathroom. The bedroom has a comfortable kingsize bed and plenty of drawers to store them. It was a little hot and there was no central air-conditioning, however there were powerful portable ACs provided for the living room and the bedroom. An assigned covered parking spot for one car is also provided, in which an SUV can easily fit. There was a couple of times when the electric circuits tripped due to the use of hair dryer but the property manager rectified that within 10 minutes. The furniture could be a little more updated but no complaints. Overall a very good property and a very pleasant stay. I would stay here again.
The property is well maintained, clean and neat. They provived everything needed for a nice stay.
Spectacular view, great wrap around balcony, you will want to spend some time there.
We enjoyed our stay at the condo and having the oceanfront patio. It was clean and well furnished. The breeze and sounds from the ocean were wonderful.
The bathroom was a little tight and didn't have a vent which was surprising.
Great size and location for 2.
This property it was in the details. From the moment you walk through the front door and see the decor and the view, it’s amazing. This property came with everything you could think of from the beach chairs, to the umbrella, to the cooler and right down to the candles that you could turn on for the evening. Great location to the village and restaurants. The best night sleep listening to the ocean for seven nights.
The property is as advertised. We loved our mornings sitting out overlooking the ocean. We got to see the eels. From previous reviews, we were hoping the binoculars would still be there. Sadly, never found. But having beach towels and chairs that we could use was soooooo convenient and made our life easier.
The convenience to shopping and restaurants is great. We appreciated the quietness of the location, the designated parking spot and the elevator.
Awesome experience with sunsets and more
Amazing views located right next to the ocean. Nicely decorated with everything we needed from soap to shampoo to beach chairs and beach towels. King size
bed was very comfortable. Wrap around Lanai was great and right next to ocean. It was very close to downtown Kona. Parking was easy with an assigned space. One of the best places we have stayed!
This is the second year in a row my husband and I have stayed at this condo for his birthday. It’s perfect for a couple. We ate meals on our lanai overlooking the ocean and enjoyed all the sea life playing below. Easy walking distance to restaurants too.
The view is amazing !!!
There were a few problems however:
1.) About (1) month before we arrived we were notified
that the Central A/C was not working.
We were given the option to have (2) Room A/C Units installed in the unit, in the Living Room and the
To be very honest in this review, the owners did give
us a ($ 224.85), which was a 15 % discount for the
A/C not working, only after I pushed back on the
10% that they offered when I said that we didn't book a unit with no Central A/C..
The portable units were installed when we arrived, they did cool the unit, however they are so loud, you can't hear the ocean right outside of the unit.
We go to Hawaii every year to hear the ocean, not any kind of loud sounds !!!
Also, the Living Room unit is installed in such a way that the sliding door CANNOT be locked. This made us super nervous, as we're not in the habit of leaving our hotel room door, unlocked when we leave for the day !!!
The discount was not enough for no Central A/C !
2.) The entire unit needs to be updated very
There is rust everywhere in the unit.
3.) The shower head is OK if you're 5' tall or shorter.
4.) The rugs in the bathroom are dangerous, and are
anything but Non-Slip rugs. They need to be replaced.
5.) The (2) TV's are vastly undersized for this day and
6.) The TV in the bedroom is almost impossible to turn on with the (2) remotes.
7.) The couch in the LR is old and needs to be replaced
Location, location, location!!! Spectacular views! Very short walk to Kailua Kona restaurants and shops. Quiet area. Well appointed and good value.
Nice but dated condo with a fantastic oceanfront view. Had everything we needed for the stay. AC was broken during our stay but there was a floor AC in the bedroom so wasn't too bad. Walking distance to a some nice bars and restaurants and an ABC store. No close beach, had to travel for that. No amenities other than the pool. Small bathroom and shower but was sufficient. Overall a decent place to say if you don't want a resort.
The central air conditioning has been out for the last few years. The pool is not heated. The outside needs updating , painting and repair, termites in the wood work. Needs someone who cares a outthe property to take care of it!
Easy check in/out process.
The location was amazing with a perfect view of the ocean. The place was well equipped with all the amenities you need for cooking to snorkeling. They thought of everything, except the cheese grater :) The property managers were very friendly and helpful. Trip of a lifetime! Thank you!
The condo is beautiful. Great ocean views, great restaurants and shopping all within walking distance. There was a beautiful fruit and chocolate basket waiting for us when we arrived which was very thoughtful. Area where the condo building was quiet and safe. Steven responded immediately to any questions I had and even made recommendations for us.
The condo is exactly as advertised. I would highly recommend!!
Everything was just as stated! Great view of ocean and sunsets! Place was clean and comfortable! Thank you for sharing with us!!
The condo provided an exceptional vacation. The environment created by the owners was in competition to the outstanding view of the ocean, waves crashing, breezes where no ac is needed, and the the enhanced peaceful surroundings. We come to the Big Island a few times a year and will plan ahead to be able to enjoy this perfect place.
A bit rundown due to the oceanfront weather on the exterior. Nothing in the kitchen besides salt and pepper. You will need to buy or bring everything for cooking and storage of leftovers. Shabby old scratchy towels. For such a beautiful location we were expecting more lavish accommodations. Sounds of waves outside condo very soothing. Sorry to see so many homeless and lots of police activity!
Saw turtles and eels in the tide pool below our unit. Will try to rent again in the near future.
Perfect location for walking into town without being in the heart of it.
Appreciated that the bedroom door was closed with the air conditioning on when we arrived. It kept the bedroom at an ideal temperature for sleeping. The lanai was perfect for watching the sun set.
Wonderful property with spectacular view and great location to the center of town.
Beautiful condo with amazing ocean view. Quiet and close to town. This is my second solo trip and the condo was perfect. Waking up and falling asleep to the crashing ocean waves. I’ll definitely be back.
We absolutely loved this place, the view is amazing. We even saw some sea turtles from the balcony, it’s very spacious and clean. Super closer to many different restaurants, and the parking space is so convenient. We would definitely stay here again.
The good: small property, fabulous views, nice pool, very helpful staff, great location , free parking, amazing location
The not-so-good: tired and run down property, safety hazards, dirty grounds, zero comfort furnishings, dirty room. Very hot. Little portable ac can’t keep up.
Great location for easy walks into Kona. We stayed 12 blissful days and enjoyed every moment at the condo! If the sound of the ocean is what you want, this place is the best! Thank you :)
Everything one would need for a perfect Hawaiian getaway is waiting for you at this adorable condo in Kona. Beautifully decorated, fully stocked, and conveniently located, this was the perfect home away from home. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this condo to anyone who enjoys comfort and the sound of the ocean luring then to sleep every night.
Nice, quiet building, convenient to restaurants, shopping, and access to highways to get everywhere on the island. Beautiful view of the ocean. Perfect size for 2 people. The condo could use some updating, but it's in good condition. Tracy was quick to respond to any communication. I would suggest that they provide more than 4-5 wash cloths for 2 people for a 9 day stay. The only thing we really didn't like was that the central AC wasn't working while we were there. They let us know it had broken, but it was after the cancellation period, so we were kinda stuck. They had an AC unit in the bedroom, but it had to be very cold in the bedroom to even start to cool off the rest of the place. So that was frustrating. I would consider staying here again, but I would look around a little first, possibly for a newer building.
THE GREAT! ocean view from corner glass is fantastic.
Fun location near downtown with under building parking is very convenient.
THE NOT SO GREAT! The condo is in need of repairs and overall attention! Security issues with the flimsy broken front door. Lacking pride in ownership in this unit. It is painful the write this review, this review could have been 4+ or even a 5 if it wasn’t for all the deferred maintenance.
First, I will tell you the positives. The view from the lanai is absolutely fabulous. And the shower was nice. Done with the positives. The air conditioning was broken. When I signed my contract, it had advertised that it was air-conditioned. We did have a room air conditioner in the bedroom, but that was all. The condo was not what we expected. The TV did not work. In fact, it turned on in the middle of the night and woke up my husband. But we could not get service all week. The condo is very outdated. You could tell by the front door , that was shabbily worn down. The furniture on the lanai was falling apart. Even the garbage can in the kitchen was broken! The bedding and sheets were of a very poor quality. However, the mattress was nice. I am just being very honest. This is not what we paid for. The lanai is a mess!! The table is falling apart at the bottom of the design fabric. What was originally a”skirt” round the glass top is now a piece of cheap rope hanging down! Two of the chairs have arms which give way when I sat down or got up! The glass top is very much in need of a good cleaning. The screen door has holes in it and salt has worn down the exterior! I do not complain very much or write negative reviews. In fact, this is the first negative review I’ve ever given a verbal property. I just don’t want people to be misled. OK cement.
This oceanfront 3rd floor w/balcony condo (elevator & own parking stall included) was perfect for my stay in Kona. Walking distance to everything w/private parking spot. Condo was clean & as advertised with needed pots & pans & extra treats you will have to find out for yourself, I can only say it is definitely worth the price of admission.
My wife and I had a great stay at this condo. Even with the central ac out the portable ac unit in our room was plenty to keep our room cool. The breeze from the lanai was incredible and also helped keep the condo cool. 5 min walk to great bars and restaurants. Amazing luau next door. Will stay here again!
Great view. Close to food, drink, and shopping. Quiet neighborhood.
The corner lanai was the highlight here. Such beautiful views. Condo was very clean and well equipped .
So easy, no problems at all.
Great condo with wrap-around lanai over tide pools. Very well maintained. Well stocked kitchen.
Ann C H.
The property could use some updating, but LOCATION is superb! The condo had everything we needed for our stay. Other reviewers mentioned a lack of certain supplies, so I brought some, but they were not necessary. Maybe we just hit it at a good time. We prefer barbecuing and dining in while on vacation, and the kitchen was well supplied for this, and the barbecue was always open. The lanai was the place to be when we were "home", and we loved the use of the binoculars to get a close up of all the activity on the water. Thank you for the use of your perfect getaway!
First, the amazing sunsets!
Secondly, the sounds of the waves crashing on the lava rock below!
Thirdly, the walking distance proximity to a thriving, but not too busy, downtown on the ocean, with 20 (+?) restaurants, shops, public beach volleyball court!
Our hosts were gracious, leaving us a nice surprise, as we were celebrating our 20th anniversary! Did not need to 'bother' them otherwise, as everything went so well with apartment.
Overall, the stay was amazing, we both so enjoyed it!
Falling asleep every night to the sound of the waves crashing was a wonderful treat. The condo had all of the items you could need for a fun vacation. Great location for walking to all the restaurants and shops.
Fabulous unit! Cute and clean! Well appointed kitchen and linens. Welcome basket with fruit and goodies! Fantastic attention to all the details needed for fun! Amazing views. Location is perfect for walking to restaurants, etc. A place to come back to again and again!
Great location and views
Beautiful condo in a great location. Would def come back.
Building is in need of updating. Our unit had been recently redone and was fine but lacked air conditioning. Two good restaurants were an easy walk away, and the balcony was perfect for our one eat-in dinner. We loved hearing the surf at night.
We had a great stay here. The building AC was out, so they provided two stand-alone AC units, which vented to the outside and worked great. Everything we needed was provided, the unit was clean and comfortable. I will say there was an unusual smell in the bedroom, which might bother some people but we were okay with it. Spent a lot of time on the balcony watching the waves, which were RIGHT THERE. Appreciated the powerful binoculars, which allowed us to to watch the ships and parasailers during the day, and the moon and stars at night. We'd go back and stay in the same unit again.
Property was clean and owner promptly helped us check-in
Beautiful oceanfront views, we fell asleep to sound of waves.
Convenient location, easy walk to Kailua Village shops/food/beach. Within a short walking distance was a lagoon with lounge chairs & palapas in the sand.
Well-appointed kitchen w/all needed appliances/dishes.
Closets had extra sheets/towels & beach wares.
Complex off main road & quiet with no street noise.
We were informed 4 days before check-in that central AC to complex had stopped working but a portable AC was installed in bedroom. Unfortunately, it was loud; we only ran it briefly before sleeping. Rest of unit stayed warm despite ceiling fans & open doors. Bathroom was very uncomfortable due to lack of AC & no windows/exhaust fan to reduce heat/humidity.
Lanai chair cushions very thin making chairs uncomfortable & not allowing us to enjoy lanai use for long.
Anything affected by humidity & salt lacked maintenance. E.g, rust present on many metal surfaces (door frames, ceiling fans, coffee maker, lanai upper framework).
Cleaning service needs to be reevaluated, e.g. unclean pans had to be washed before 1st use, bathroom’s HVAC vent/air filter had a lot of dust, shower corners looked moldy.
Pest service should be reevaluated. Moments after checking in we saw a cockroach in the kitchen. After seeing this 1st cockroach we took precautions not to leave out food/dirty dishes. Cockroach problem still persisted & we had to kill them daily during the week.
Great location, off the main street. The only noise was the sound of waves crashing on the lava rock below or balcony- we enjoyed having the windows open. Host was very responsive and attentive.
This condo is in an excellent location for exploring the restaurants and store along Ali'i Dr and it's all within walking distance. Any farther down Ali'i Dr. from this condo, and the walk into the touristy area becomes a pain due to the lack of sidewalks and cars zooming past. Plus it's directly on the shoreline. We watched a honu right below our lanai while humpbacks were breaching a quarter mile offshore (for real, we live in SE Alaska, and are used to whales, but it was still cool) Assigned parking spots are right under the condo, which is fairly small, so there's no long walk from your car to the condo. It's not the most updated condo in the building (we've stayed in several there) and overall the complex shows it's age, but you're not in Hawaii for it's granite countertops, you're there to be outside doing stuff. This condo complex is in the shape of an "L" with the more desirable units, like this one, down the long side of the "L". The lanai's are a bit more private and again right on the water. Being on the second floor makes taking the stairs easy, yet there are no tree's or other landscaping that blocks your view.
Enjoying the weather
We absolutely loved the decor and comfort of this condo. I called it the 50 yard line for sunsets and sea life viewing. I also have a rental in Denver and try really hard to provide all the needed essentials and the owners did such a great job with details and supplying housewares, loved the black makeup washcloth, laundry supplies and beach gear! Walking distance or short drive to local venues. We will definitely be back!