Kolea Villas, Big Island

Kolea Villas is a luxurious gated condo community in Waikoloa, Hawaii, offering direct beach access to Anaeho'omalu Bay (A Bay). The resort features an oceanfront infinity edge pool, lava rock hot tub, children's pool with a sand bottom and waterfall, and a Beach Club Pavilion with an open-air fitness cabana. Guests can enjoy various water sports and activities at A Bay, including snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, and more. Kolea Villas is conveniently located near the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kings' Shops, and Queens' Marketplace, providing easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment, and golf courses. The resort also offers access to Hilton Waikoloa Village's amenities, including waterslides and lagoon activities. With its prime location and extensive amenities, Kolea Villas is an ideal choice for vacationers seeking a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Hawaii.

Kolea Villas Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Kolea Villas is $394. The average price of a 3 bedroom unit is $645. 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.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 500 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 overwhelmingly enjoy their stays at the Kolea Villas condo resort on Big Island, citing its great location, cleanliness, and the condition of the condos. The resort's proximity to the beach, pool, and local shops is frequently highlighted, as well as the beautiful beachside property and the perfect pool for kids. Guests appreciate the well-equipped kitchens, comfortable beds, and the inclusion of beach gear, making their stays convenient and enjoyable. The resort's amenities, including the pool area and easy access to Waikoloa, are praised. While there are minor issues mentioned, such as the need for carpet cleaning or updates in some units, the overall sentiment is highly positive. Repeat guests and intentions to return in the future are common themes, underscoring the resort's appeal for a memorable vacation experience. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 500 guest reviews.

Recent Kolea Villas Reviews


We had the privilege of staying at this property with our son and daughter-in-law. It was perfect for our family vacation. The property exceeded our expectations in every way. The location was within easy walking distance to the Kings and Queens shops (10-15 minute easy walk). We were a short 25 minute drive to the airport. Only 40 minutes to Kailua-Kona. The remodel was vey well done. The appointments were just what we needed. We especially liked the two master setup, with two ensuite bathrooms. The rooms were very clean upon our arrival. It worked perfectly for the four of us.
Jim V.
March 2024

Great location and great communication from the property manager.
Mark M.
March 2024

We spent 2 weeks in this well-designed and very nicely furnished condo. Kitchen was extremely well stocked, as was the shed full of beach gear. Very central location to access shopping centre, beach and various walking trails.
Janet & Jason P.
March 2024

Great Property, would stay again.
Jack S.
March 2024

This property was amazing! Clean and very well stocked with everything we needed to barbecue and cook in the gourmet kitchen. Close proximity to shops and restaurants. The pool and access to the beach was great! We’ll be back!
Kristin C.
March 2024

Five of us, all senior citizens, had a lovely week staying at the Kolea Garden View condo. Since the purpose of our trip was for a multi generation, multi continent get-together, we mostly spent our visit eating and talking and this quiet comfortable home was perfect for us. We appreciated the beach club facilities, the well-kept grounds and the convenient shopping plazas and dining options. Wendee was quick to respond to our request to get a malfunctioning microwave oven replaced, and we were only mildly inconvenienced by not being able to get a superfluous nonfunctioning bathroom sink repaired during our stay.

March 2024

Kolea is one of our favorite spots on the big island. Very quiet but beach access is 5 minute walk to Abay. 10 minute walk to Hilton either by road or along the shore. Marriott is next door if you care to wander over for a meal. Drive to Kona is 40 minutes and other resorts like the Mauna Lani, Fairmont, Mauna Kea and their restaurants are within 10 to 15 minute drive. Nice little pool and hot tub here at Kolea that is a 5 minute walk or less.
Barry B.
March 2024

Nice unit. They need a better location for the kitchen trashcan which is located on dirty carpeting.
Arthur G.
March 2024

We’ve been coming to the Big Island for 13 years and staying in Kolea. We’ve stayed in a number of different units but we really enjoyed 15H. The unit is comfortable, clean and well appointed. The view of A-Bay is stunning! We already booked for 2 months next year. The owner and property manager are excellent and handle promptly any issue that arise. It’s a great property!
Kaye J.
March 2024

This is a great unit in Kolea with a beautiful view of A-Bay. It is exactly as pictured!
Patricia S.
February 2024

We had a lovely week in Hawaii. The property was perfect for two couples and we are already talking about going back next yer.
Mark M.
February 2024

Great spot for families — the pool was great, and access to A-bay beach was lovely. The house was so much nicer than it appeared in the photos. The property company, however, was useless. There is no information about the resort in their information book, so I called to find out more details about what is available at the resort and where everything is. They recommended I try the book. Then told me they would text me back with more information - a half an hour later got a message with no useful info. For goodness sakes - please include a map of the resort!!
Hema T.
February 2024

We have stayed here multiple times in ten years. It is a fantastic location. This unit could be best served with some updates to the interior furnishings. They are getting a bit old and worn.
Eric R.
February 2024

This was a wonderful property, we enjoyed the location, amenities and condo very much.
Gemma S.
February 2024

Great venue to informally entertain family and friends during daughter's wedding week.
Mark R.
February 2024

This condo met all expectations that we had. Professional property manager made the stay seamless. Beautiful unit that is well equipped with a large lanai that is shaded and protected from any wind.
larrbo
February 2024

Nice quiet location and convenient to everything we needed
Brigitte M.
February 2024

We stayed over the holidays. It was the perfect location close to everything. It was supplied with everything needed for an extended stay.
Debbie V.
February 2024

I brought my 22 year old daughter to celebrate both our birthdays. We had a lovely stay. highly recommend.
Charissa J.
February 2024

Kolea is one of the best resorts to stay in Waikoloa with great access to the ocean and short walking distance to shops and services. Excellent pool facilities with towel service. Our condo unit was excellent with prompt attention and service from the owner. Having your own barbecue on the lanai is a real bonus as we enjoyed dinners outside every night. Looking forward to staying again next year.
Ron L.
February 2024

Relaxing stay property had everything we needed!
Jake K.
February 2024

This property is very nice for a family get away. Pool area easy to access with plenty of seating. Third bedroom has two twin beds and very small bathroom. If sharing with three couples one couple would have a very different experience. Mattresses in this room a little tired. The balcony is amazing with a beautiful breeze. Amenities were terrific. Shared lots of small items so you didn’t have to worry about little things like paper towels etc.
MICHAEL G.
January 2024

Beautiful property, close to everything.
Debbie V.
January 2024

The perfect Vrbo getaway with great amenities all nearby
will k.
January 2024

We were three generations from 2 years old and up. The condo met our needs. The kids had no problems walking to the beach or pool from Kolea 6D. The unit was exactly as advertised. Wendee was a gem, and a pleasure to work with. She was extremely responsive to all our needs. We would come back to this unit.
William I.
January 2024

Overall excellent stay. Exactly as advertised. Property Manager was very responsive. With small kids, there was an excellent selection of beach and pool toys. Patio was very nice spot for coffee in mornings. We ate in a lot - groceries from Costco on first day and then at local store in Waikoloa Village. The grocery store at Queens shops was very expensive so we avoided it.
Evelyn W.
January 2024

Location and property are first rate. The only issue I have is with Grand Welcome and their inability to answer a basic question we had before checking in. It appears they have an automated response or that responses are managed by staff who are not well trained. My simple question was to find out if we had pool access to neighboring resorts, The Grand Welcome staff either did not respond after numerous requests or referred me to received check in documents that did not mention my question around resort pool access.
Michael S.
January 2024

We really enjoyed spending Christmas in this unit. It was clean, well furnished and mostly well stocked. The beds were all very comfortable. For a family of five, we appreciated the five chairs on the lanai (rare). The view was lovely. Our only disappointments were that the ice maker wasn’t working and that the beach supplies were seriously lacking. There was only ONE beach chair, two beach towels and one boogie board that wasn’t broken. We’ve rented yearly in Kolea for 15 years and haven’t ever had this problem. We left four new good quality boards so we hope new guests have fun! Overall we were happy and would return.
Carlene T.
January 2024

Incredible. Outstanding in all aspects. The condo is so well stocked with instructions for everything. The owner (Cora) is so incredibly responsive and helpful. She really goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. We would come back in a second!
Mypinder S.
January 2024

loved this spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath fully furnished unit with full kitchen. Nice veranda with fantastic Viking BBQ. Large screen TVs in living area and both bedrooms. Lovely view of the beach at A-Bay. Quiet and soundproof.
Eric B.
January 2024

Our stay was very nice. I did try to communicate with Wendee on two occasions and only heard back on a timely basis on the first call. I realize that I called on the weekend which is an inconvenience. The second call also wasn't really addressed. The unit seems to have an additional air conditioning feature in the master that is on regardless of the main unit and was relatively noisy at night. I wanted to see if there was a way to turn that down or off while the main air conditioning was also off. Otherwise the stay was very nice and we tried to keep and leave the unit in a clean fashion. Thanks!
Eric S.
January 2024

Management communicated well both before and during our stay.
Kent M.
January 2024

Lovely weather! Paradise here! Fully equipped kitchen, we cooked all our dinners here and lacked for nothing. We ate all meals on lanai. Quiet location, only sometimes heard neighbors on lanai, never from inside the condo. We had to change the master bed because sheets were dirty (stained, hair) but luckily there were extra sheets in closet and those were clean. Also when we tried to check in, we were only given the gate code and not the door code. But I called the emergency number and they got back to me right away in two minutes with check in code so it wasn't a problem. Beautiful property with ocean view, convenient beach access and pool was lovely too. Sunsets can't be beat!
Heather D.
January 2024

We LOVED this condo! Cora's place is so beautiful (even better than photos - which often doesn't happen) and well equipped and they had everything we needed during our stay. It's so clean and spacious, the outdoor patio was also very nice and we all enjoyed our stay so much. Great location and community with beautiful the beach and pool. Cora was so welcoming and wonderful to work with. This condo became our favorite and we already booked this place for our next trip and can't wait to go back!
Leah Y.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We were very pleased with our vacation condo at Kolea circle. The unit was exactly as described and was well furnished with modern appliances which made our stay very welcomed. There are a few restaurants nearby and others can be visited by driving a short distance. Kolea offers a nearby beach within walking distance as well as a nearby golf course with 3 x 9 hole layout which you can mix and match. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to the Big Island.there are a few things that we would suggest however:1) The outdoor table on the Lanai could be larger so that our dinners can be enjoyed outside.2) the 2nd bedroom could be better served by adding a dresser. The existing closet organizers should be replaced.3) there were a few maintenance items that should be addressed. The shower light was burnt out and should have been replaced prior to our arrival. The TV has a line running thru the picture suggesting that it's old and need of replacement.we had an issue on our lanai that could have been dealt with immediately rather than awaiting our 3rd call.
Bruce K.
January 2024

Absolutely beautiful condo with every amenity you could dream of! Beautiful view from lani and packed kitchen and beach toy closet! Wonderful owners who were super accommodating and property manager that was responsive and helpful! Would recommend to all families wanting a beautiful and clean stay with easy beach access to A-bay!
Steph and Josh C.
January 2024

Overall great! Kids complained their beds wobbled a lot and made a lot of noise, but we all loved our stay overall!
Cody J.
January 2024

Clean property with everything we needed for a wonderful stay on the Big Island!
Darla M.
January 2024

Very nice property, good views, reasonable pricing, gated community with walking distance/access to shopping, restaurants, beach, pool. Some toys in the condo (boogie board, fins for a child, or someone with normal sized feet). In the past 2 years they've replaced the washer/dryer (they're much faster and quieter now). We feel right at home when we visit this place (this is our 3rd visit).
Robert H.
January 2024

Another perfect stay at Kolea and in particular this villa. Everything was as described and communications were simple and effective. We will return soon.
brian s.
January 2024

Wonderful stay, beautiful condo, great communications, wish we had stayed longer than a week. Will return as soon as possible and the entire family loved our visit.
brian s.
January 2024

Fantastic unit and location. Close to everything you need (beach, shopping, restaurants). Our three little kids loved it and made good use of the provided beach toys. Even during peak travel season it was never too busy at the pool or beach. I'll definitely be back to this unit. Don't hesitate, this is the perfect spot on the big island.
Peter
December 2023

Stayed at this property with my husband, toddler and infant. Perfect for family with small children. Tall ceilings and nice furnishings/appliances. Very comfortable beds. Well equipped for both toddler (floaties and kitchen utensils) and infant (high chair and pack n play), which was much appreciated! The pool area was quiet and great for families with young kids. Short walk to the beach if you want. We separately rented a wagon/pool toys to transport things down to the pool and it was super easy. Agreed with other reviewers that the building is hard to find due to lack of signage in the complex. Will definitely try to stay here again on our next visit!
Mary W.
December 2023

This property was really nice. As soon as we went in, we just loved everything. The location is perfect right on the beach, the community pool was really beautiful, and the home has all necessary amenities you would need. We enjoyed the stay a lot. Thank you!
Julia N.
December 2023

Beautiful location! Would love to stay here again.
Rick & Mandy M.
December 2023

Beautiful property and wonderful location walking distance t to the calm water sandy beach. We had some issues with bugs in the kitchen but the owner and property manager were very responsive.
Brittany G.
December 2023

Everything was great we had a wonderful time. One note the place needs newer and more bedding we had to purchase a set of sheets from Costco to get by.
Cavin D.
December 2023

Great overall place for everyone!
Cavin D.
December 2023

We absolutely loved our stay at Kolea. The grounds and the property itself were gorgeous and had every amenity you could ask for. The *only* thing we would have liked to see is a bigger fitness center. Other than that, no complaints!! This is our second time booking a Kona coast property via VRBO. I cannot say enough good things about Kona Coast property management. They are super responsive and check in with you periodically to see how things are doing. Love love love!!!
Lydia H.
December 2023

A family vacation to remember. Condo is perfectly outfitted, clean and updated. The location is fabulous with many restaurants and stores within walking distance. Owner is super responsive! Will definitely be back! Thank you.
Matt D.
December 2023


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