Kahaluu Beach Villas, Big Island

Kahalu'u Beach Villas is a highly-rated condo resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, located just across the street from the famous Kahalu'u Beach Park, also known as Snorkel Beach or Turtle Beach. The resort offers a range of amenities, including a beautiful saltwater infinity pool with ocean views, a shallow area for kids, a hot tub, BBQ stations, and a guest pavilion with a common area kitchen. The complex is conveniently located near the Kona Country Club Golf Course, Keauhou Shopping Center, and various restaurants and shops.

Guests can enjoy a variety of ocean activities, such as snorkeling, surfing, and paddleboarding, with rental shops and surf lessons available nearby. The resort also provides elevator access, off-street parking, and a trolley bus stop right in front of the property for easy transportation around town. With its mix of vacation guests and longer-term residents, Kahalu'u Beach Villas offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere for families and friends to enjoy the best of the Big Island.

Kahaluu Beach Villas Average Rates

As of June 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Kahaluu Beach Villas is $273. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

Kahaluu Beach Villas's Best Rentals

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 364 Guest Reviews

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

Guests of Kahaluu Beach Villas on Big Island have shared overwhelmingly positive reviews of their stays, highlighting the exceptional location, cleanliness, and amenities of the condos. The resort is praised for its proximity to Kahalu’u Park, a renowned snorkeling beach, making it an ideal spot for water enthusiasts. The inclusion of beach gear such as chairs, towels, and snorkeling equipment in many units adds convenience and value to guests' experiences. The availability of a pool and the ease of check-in and check-out processes were also appreciated, enhancing the overall comfort and enjoyment of guests' stays.

The hosts and property managers at Kahaluu Beach Villas receive high marks for their responsiveness and hospitality. Guests appreciated the wealth of recommendations for dining and activities provided by the hosts, which helped enrich their vacation experiences. The attention to detail in the condos, including well-equipped kitchens and the provision of essential and extra amenities, contributed to guests feeling well cared for. This level of service, combined with the stunning views from the lanais and the tranquility of the location, made for memorable stays.

Despite the positive experiences, some minor criticisms were noted, such as the occasional need for additional beach gear or household supplies. However, these were far outweighed by the positive aspects, such as the excellent snorkeling opportunities right across the street, the beautiful sunsets, and the overall comfort and cleanliness of the accommodations. The consensus among guests is that Kahaluu Beach Villas offers a fantastic vacation experience, with many expressing a desire to return in the future. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 364 guest reviews.

Recent Kahaluu Beach Villas Reviews

Gail’s condo is situated across a snorkeling beach, which was pretty cool! All we had to do was walk a few steps to get there. The pool was nice, beds were comfortable, nice and clean bathrooms and kitchen. My favorite part was doing my work on my laptop while having the ocean view right there. Gail gives great tips for where to go and her property manager is very responsive. Overall, I was happy with my stay.
Keri S.
March 2024

Upon arrival, we had a very hard time getting in the door. We also had a hard time locking it on departure. A call to Vacasa, and they sent someone out quickly to fix it. No problem after that. Unit is well stocked, both in the kitchen and bed, and bathrooms. Pool and hot tub were very refreshing, though we didn't like the fact that you needed a key to get out of the pool area. Location was excellent. Easy to get around. Beach was more for surfing and snorkeling than walking or sun bathing. Loved the patio, great view. Would definitely stay there again.
Harold r.
March 2024

We really enjoyed your condo! So spacious, clean, well equipped. We had everything and more than we needed in the kitchen. Beds were comfy & loved the high end sheets & towels. After exploring the Big Island all day, what a treat it was to enjoy refreshments and dinner on the lanai as the sun went down. It is across the street from a very popular snorkeling beach. We didnt get a chance to use the beach chairs, boogie boards or snorkel gear but maybe next time. The small cooler was great as we packed a picnic lunch every morning to tide us over while we explored. Would not hesitate to stay here again! Mahalo
Nanette S.
March 2024

Bottom line, loved our stay. It is 2nd floor unit and did not find elevator. Property is well maintained, comfortable and in a great location. It had all the cooking utensils, pans, etc one might want. The fridge/freezer worked well and made lots of ice. Access to cable TV, although we didn't use it. Beds were pretty good. Lots of towels/beach towels. There was a lovely view on lanai with nice sea breezes. We were right across the street from great snorkel beach and nearby surf beach with showers, bathrooms & life guards. Beach has rocky entrance but little tide pool at shore has rock steps into very sheltered area (good for dip to cool off and little kids). Driving distance to grocery/drug stores, retail shops, restaurants and centralized location for sightseeing all over island. Only reasons we didn't give all 5 stars are below. At check-in the digital lock to front door did not work. We called management they tried to assist without success, so provided us with immediate access to a key. Key worked but difficult to remove from lock without multiple tries. Some dishes in cupboard had food on them. We realized it likely was dishwasher problem because sometimes dishes we washed were not clean after running unless we rinsed thoroughly prior to loading. The 2nd bedroom (with queen/king bed) had really tiny, non-biting bugs (gnats) that didn't prevent comfortable use of room. Monthly insect control sched for day we left. Absolutely would stay there again. Thank you.
Laura M.
March 2024

Overall great experience. Quiet, clean and great location!!! Thank you Dani!!!
Tamara G.
March 2024

Being able to wander down the hill and across the street to snorkel was definitely a highlight. Our favourite room in the condo was the lanai, with it’s view of the park and ocean. The exterior of the complex is well-maintained with manicured gardens and a nice pool area. The condo itself is a little tired. A coat of paint, clearing the cupboards, removing/replacing the garburator, and new bed mattresses are suggestions for improvements. The property host was very responsive to our texts and emails.
Mary Beth R.
February 2024

Wonderful condo for 3 adults and 3 kids. So convenient to many beaches and amenities. The condo was well stocked and the pool was a plus.
Kris K.
February 2024

We had an incredible stay. The condo had absolutely everything we needed, comfortable and cozy. The snorkeling directly across the street was the best! Water was crystal clear, lots of turtles.After visiting other beaches nearby the kids always wanted to come back to “our beach” We will definitely be back.
Shannon T.
February 2024

This was an absolutely wonderful place to stay! Just the right size for 4 adults. The view from the balcony was amazing. Overall we had a great time and were extremely glad we had booked out stay here.
Norman B.
February 2024

We enjoyed our stay so much we are already scheduled for next year. Everything was great. We come from Wisconsin and are used to sleeping with it pretty cold, so know that you can only turn the air down to 72, they have it set for that temp and you can't change it. So ultimately we didn't really need the air conditioner, which you do pay extra for.
Joanne L.
February 2024

Great location, but overall 3.5 stars because of old, tired bedding, towels, cushions, dusty fake plants and kitchenware.
Carmen P.
February 2024

I had a problem checking in due to another random family checked in before me.The Door code was the same as another property and there was an unexpected error.The property manager took awhile to fix the problem and we sat in the car for about an hour.When the property manager finally fixed the problem it was smooth sailing from there.
Scott A W.
February 2024

The location was perfectly located away from the busy of Kailua-Kona without being too far to take advantage of the different stores/restaurants there. The condo was stocked with anything you could need and it was CLEAN. No doubt when I come back to the islands, I’ll be checking to see if one of Gail’s units is open.
Brandon S.
February 2024

Very accurate listing, stayed 5 days, pool area was closed two days due to vandalism but it was fixed quickly. Kitchen was nicely equipped with nice quality items, beds comfy, A/C worked well, convenient parking, responsive property manager. Great location!
Jennifer F.
February 2024

Perfect view of Kahului Bay
Glorie G.
February 2024

Great location , kitchen well equipped & the unit was perfect for a girls vacation. We stayed 8 nights & enjoyed the quiet complex. The view from the l lanai was perfect. The beach was across the street from our unit! We all would stay here again.
Nancy C.
February 2024

Great location and very comfortable. So happy there were boogie boards for us to use. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Virginia K.
February 2024

We spent most of our time on the lanai, enjoying the weather and view of the ocean. We saw whales every day! The location was good, centrally located on the west coast of the island and right across the street from Kahaluu state beach. The kitchen was well stocked and grocery stores were convenient.
Pat K.
February 2024

The property was how it was described on the VRBO. It was close to great snorkeling and it was great to have some beach equipment supplied by the host. Only disappointment was that during our stay the pool was closed for maintenance, which also meant the bbq’s were off limits.

February 2024

This property was fabulous. The host's had a folder, with so much great information in it. From how to turn on TV, what was expected on check-out, and included great places to visit! We meet the property Manager Britt and she was the absolute best. The kitchen was fully stocked with needed kitchenware. They had everything for beach fun to use including a cooler. It was so clean! Even the grounds were immaculate. Very reasonably priced. We spent 2 weeks on Maui at a Vrbo before coming to the Big Island. We have rented Vrbo's in the past. We would state this was the best Vrbo that was organized, clean, friendly & a great price. If we ever come back to the Big Island this is where we would stay. Thank you so much to hour hosts & manager - Tom & Sherry Pearson
Sheryl P.
February 2024

The absolute most furnished and deluxe condo! Chad the owner is a great communicator. Great ocean view, in condo washer and dryer, beautiful pool and hot tub. The kitchen is well stocked with everything.
Douglas P.
February 2024

Ideal location across the street from Kahalu'u Beach Park, which lives up to its reputation of being an awesome place to snorkel. The views from the balcony and pool are phenomenal! It was so decadent to watch the ocean waves, swaying palm trees, vibrant flowers, and little colorful birds from both areas. Our lodging came with everything we needed (even snorkeling gear and beach towels) for our home away from home. We commented everyday how lucky we were to have found this place!
Autumn N.
February 2024

I travel to Kona a few times a year, and the location of this condo is excellent. Overall, the condo is great. There are a few things that would have made it out of this world. The first one is a full-sized coffee maker. The 4-cup coffee maker was not enough for my husband and myself. We would have to make two pots at least every morning, which is not the best way to start our day. We are serious coffee people. We cooked most of our meals at the condo and found that the kitchen could be better stocked. One tiny sauce pan isn't enough for me. It is also time for a deep clean. Even with the inconveniences I had, I would stay there again.
LaShay G.
February 2024

Being just across the street from Kahalu’u Beach Park is awesome! Being able to swim in the complex’s pool overlooking the beach is so relaxing!
Bill P.
January 2024

Closets mostly full of owner things which left little room for Our things
Larry C.
January 2024

We loved our week-long stay at Gail’s condo! It was our first trip to the Big Island, and we had a great time in Kailua town. Access from the condo to the town and other sites on the island was convenient, especially going to the coffee farms (we visited Greenwell) and going north to Hāpuna or Mauna Kea beaches. The kids enjoyed going to Kamakahonu Beach, which had “soft sand” and a nice cove for kids to practice snorkeling in calm water. Go to Ululani’s for the best shave ice, and get parking validated for 3 hours in the Courtyard parking lot :) The condo layout was perfect for our family of 4, and we appreciated that our 6 and 8 year olds had twin beds at one end of the condo with their own bathroom. The master bedroom was a great space on the other side, with views of the beach, and the kitchen and bathrooms all are updated well. We enjoyed being able to walk across the street and be on the sand in 3 minutes, with great snorkeling. We also enjoyed the pool and hot tub, usually in the afternoons or evenings. The proximity to good food options, like Royal Thai and Kenichi Pacific, was really nice, as well as easy access to the Longs Drugs and KTA. Overall it is a fantastic location and condo, and we will definitely stay here again on Big Island trips!
Paul L.
January 2024

The location of this unit is great; however, the unit is not very clean, the kitchen equipment is random and not in good shape. The coffee maker is a 5 cup! You couldn’t open a bag with the scissors if your life depended on it. The ants all over the kitchen were not a pleasant experience. The property owner and manager were responsive (after I sent a video) and brought in an exterminator, but it didn’t work. Did not like finding out that we were the third set of guests that were dealing with the ants. Made cooking in the unit difficult. The pool is very pretty but too cold to enjoy, especially with an 11 month old. We are Canadian and don’t mind some cold, but the ocean is markedly warmer than this complex’s pool. The hot tub was nice.
Estelle K.
January 2024

Beautiful place and a great location. Right across from one of the most beautiful snorkeling beaches! We saw colorful fish and even sea turtles. Check in was easy and having the concierge help us with our activities was super helpful! We would definitely stay at this place again.
TrucAnh E.
January 2024

Great condo with all you need. Super location.
susan f.
January 2024

We had an amazing first trip to the Big Island and loved every minute of our stay (5 nights at this terrific condo and then 3 nights in Pahoa). A fantastic location and a great patio with a wonderful ocean view. Perfect size for a family of four, but sleeping arrangements were a little tight for a family with three teens. Hardly mattered as we were out and about most of the time enjoying the beautiful island.
Andrea H.
January 2024

Wonderful condo, property and location, thank you!
Sandy B.
January 2024

This was our first time to the Big Island, and we were fortunate enough to stay at this condo. Beach access is truly just across the street, and the condo complex also has a pool and hot tub. The nearby shopping center was so convenient, and we found the location great in terms of visiting spots north up the coast as well as driving around south to Volcano National Park and Hilo. The property itself naturally split into two sets of bedrooms and bathrooms, which was great for our kids. All the appliances worked well, and it was nice to hear from the property manager that they could make use of the (inevitable) extra food stuffs we had to leave behind. We hope to be back soon!
Kai Ju L.
January 2024

great location, easy access, quiet, safe and quick access to the beach.

January 2024

Very comfortable for 4 adults and 2 children. Excellent location with spectacular views from the lanai. Only negative was the washer wasn't working, but we were compensated for the inconvenience.
Forrest L.
January 2024

Overall, it was a great location, really nice condo but we lost A/C for over a day/night and it was unpleasant. We had problems with pool/beach key which were resolved in less than 24 hours. I would recommend the condo.
troy r.
January 2024

Perfect spot for everyone to enjoy!! Surfing, snorkeling, shopping nearby or relax by the pool and see spectacular ocean views!!
Scott n.
January 2024

Clean, well-equipped property conveniently located across the street from a great snorkel spot in the west side of Big Island! Host was attentive and respectful, with a wealth of information on what to do during our stay. Will keep this place in mind when we visit the island again!
Evan H.
January 2024

Really can't go wrong with Gail's condo. It was clean, well-kept, well stocked, and the BEST location! Just a short walk across the road to a great snorkeling beach and surf spot. Hop on the trolley to great dining and shopping. Just a short drive to the marina for excursions. Well-stocked kitchen to cook the day's catch as well as breakfast every morning. Great setup with each bedroom having its own bathroom. We were a family of five adults and were all comfortable-even with one on the sleeper sofa! Gail was an amazing host with valuable suggestions. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Mandy T.
January 2024

Great location across from a good snorkeling beach. Easy to access the south end of the island and quick access into downtown Kona. Well appointed kitchen and everything worked well. Close to a grocery store and lots of local farmers markets. The king bed was hard and the twin beds were softer but that can be preference. There are 4 beach chairs, an umbrella and coolers to use. The lanai had a nice patio set and we often enjoyed our meals outside. Parking was free and easy. I would stay here again.
Angela M.
January 2024

This unit is everything that was promised and more! Extremely well decorated and maintained and it is obvious that the owners stay here as well. Very well stocked kitchen and we cooked in every night and had dinner on the beautiful lanai as we watched the sun set in the beach across from us. There is a busy and noisy road between the unit and the beach and it is very active around 7:00am, as other renters have mentioned, but we thought it was a small price to pay for such a great location. We traveled all over the island during our stay and this condo was very convenient. The second bathroom is a tremendous plus! We did have an issue with the A/C unit when we checked in. Contacted the owners and they were all over the issue and got it fixed promptly. This is truly an owner managed property, like the original VRBO, and you can tell the difference! Great snorkel spot right across the street that you can walk to and the owners have provided you with snorkel equipment, boogie boards, rash guards and a cooler. Just bring yourself! Loved every minute of our stay and would love to stay here again on our next visit😊
Julie L.
December 2023

We had such a great time staying here, wouldn’t hesitate to come back!
Carli H.
December 2023

Huge unit with large master suite, comfortable king size bed, great window coverings, lots of fans and good A/C. Didn’t use the second bedroom with two twins/additional bathroom. Kitchen well stocked with utensils. Ate most meals on the lanai with great view of Kahaluu Bay but not direct sun in the afternoon (good). Not close to downtown but Keahole has amenities and the trolley stops nearby.
Fred D.
December 2023

The condo was in a nice building and in a nice area. It is located across the street from a beach park that is great for snorkeling but not a sandy beach/for kids swimming. The pool and hot tub were very nice and clean. unfortunately there was an ant/bug issue while we were there. They did spray some raid and a company was coming in to spray, it just made it difficult for us to use the kitchen and cook. there were pool noodles, life jackets, a cooler and snorkel stuff which was helpful. there were also pool and beach towels.
Samantha H.
December 2023

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chad's penthouse! Everything was amazing - the condo was beautiful, location was excellent, and island was a paradise. I would definitely stay again, and highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you Chad!
Ashley F.
December 2023

We were very impressed with the unit. Would definitely stay again!

December 2023

Great place to stay. We loved the location across from the beach park and also a mile from Magic sands beach. We did have 6 people and loved having the washer and dryer.
Katherine D.
December 2023

Great property and location. Right across from Kahaluu park. Had beach chairs, boogie boards to use. Balcony overlooks beach. Cooked meals there. Had all the utensils, pans, dishes. Really great layout. Parking right there. Elevator. Used the Weber grill by the pool. 5 stars.
Kerry E.
December 2023

We decided to leave the Bay Area and get away for my birthday and just relax and enjoy Kona - we will be back and will definitely stay here Thanks
Marlene A.
December 2023

This condo was absolutely perfect for our Big Island vacation! It was exactly as described and impeccably clean. The location can't be beat with one of the best snorkeling beaches just across the street. It is one of the best stocked properties I have stayed in and we loved the beach toys, boogie boards, pool toys, coolers, beach mats/umbrellas, and snorkel equipment. Everything we needed was right there! The beds were comfy and the AC worked well. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals in the condo which saved us a ton of money. The pool was a great place to relax when we were done with the beach or other activities. There is nothing I would change about this property and will gladly return next time I am on Big Island!
Suzanna L.
December 2023

Wonderful location, Great views from balcony and short distance to all shops and restaurants. Me and the fam had a wonderful time, snorkeling across the street, great experience , will definitely do it again. When we had to much beach we came back and Bar-B-Q'd poolside with amazing views of beach. Good times for all.
Jonathan F.
December 2023

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