Elevator was out of order. It appeared to not have been functioning for some time. Loud maintenance in morning in downstairs condo. Place was fine otherwise.
This condo was perfect for our stay in Kona. The location was ideal and the view was amazing. This is the best condo in the complex with a direct ocean view right over the pool.
The condo had everything we need. Even overstocked. The property was extremely well maintained - workers out there spraying down the pool area early every day. The BBQs are brand new and even music and nice lighting while out at the pool or dining outside with the waves crashing just across the street.
It was a long drive to visit some other parts of the island and wondered if we’d regret not having a place in Hilo for part of our stay but absolutely worth the extra driving to come back to this place.
The kids loved choosing from all the board games and we had all the channels/apps we needed to wind down with a movie.
The owner was super responsive and friendly and of all the VRBOs we’ve rented over the years this may be our favorite (location absolutely was)!
We only had a few days in Kona and this spot was ideal. Seeing the ocean from the balcony was icing on the cake. While a couple of miles from the center of town, we enjoyed walking to nearby spots and it was kind of nice to have a spot away from the hustle and bustle. Everything was comfortable and clean. Mahalo!
The Apartment was nice, we did decide to stay here because there was a hot tub and pool. The day we were to arrive we were told the pool was clsing a week early and would not be available to us, and when we arrived the elevator was not in working order which was not good as we were not told about and we werw not on the 1st floor.
The TV in the master bedroom turned on but got no service, we did call to ask for it to be fixed and the owner did respond and came the next day to fix. We knew he came because the door was left unlocked and TV was not fixed, when i messaged again i never got a response. TV never worked for our stay. They were accomodating with price because of thebpool and hot tub being out of commission for our stay.
All and all when the piol and hot tub are up and running we would love to try this property again. We did appreciate the fact that the owner was willing to discount rental because of inconveniences. Condo was clean and updated, very comfortable stay. Loved having lanai but know there are 2 roosters whom wake you up at 3am every day and are loud and right outside condo.
We stayed two nights and we were not there much as we have friends that live just down the street. The condo has everything we needed and then some. We didn’t do any cooking during our stay but everything was there had we needed it. Great location for us. Very clean and comfortable.
Although the pool was not available due to construction we had a great stay. The property is well located and the apartment has all the amenities you would need. The host communicated well with us and even provided a discount due to the pool not being available. Very comfortable home
Great location! We very much enjoyed our stay!
Aloha, Perfectly located, just minutes from downtown Kona and local beaches. The condo was very clean and well stocked with basic needs. The pool and hot tub were beautiful and the community members were very friendly and welcoming. This is our fourth time visiting the Big Island and we will definitely check on this condo for future visits. Mahalo
The unit was AWESOME and property owner just the best!
Wondering how long that elevator has been out of service? Hard on older folks.
Loved the balcony view. Clean and had beach toys/equipment.
How long has the elevator been out of service ? We were very surprised about it and being on the fourth floor in my late 60's was challenging. I saw older people really struggling. Also construction like jack hammering started up down by the pond area at 7:30 in the morning.
This unit is ideally located and the pool area/grounds are meticulously maintained. The pool and ocean view from the huge lanai can’t be beat. The unit is well furnished and equipped for a comfortable stay. We hope to return.
WE LOVED.. EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR STAY AND WE CAUGHT 3 FISH WITH THE FISHING POLE THAT WAS HERE.. THE ROOM HAD ALL THE THINGS WE NEEDED FOR THE BEACH.. SWIMMING GEAR ICE CHEST.. THE BEST.. WE THANK YOU ALL AND WOULD LOVE TO COME BACK ONE DAY THANK YOU ALL AGAIN..
This apartment was tastefully decorated, clean, and close to shopping, restaurants, and most of the activities we planned to do. We were very comfortable here and would stay here again. The apartment had everything we could have needed.
This was the perfect place for us to come back to to cool off in the AC and make some food. Loved that it was so close to the ocean and an easy drive to great spots north and south.
Our family stayed at this condo and it was perfect! The condo came equipped with all of the essentials and more. The location is just a quick drive from downtown Kona and there is so much to do. We did have 1 issue with one of the slider doors and they came and fixed it the next day! The kids loved the pool and seeing the occasional kitty visiting the property. We enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again in the future!
The condo had everything we needed for a great vacation. We were able to make our breakfasts in the well equipped kitchen, condo is spacious, beds are comfortable and AC/fans worked well. Lots of clean towels and linens were provided as well as beach mats, games etc. We loved having our morning coffee on the lanai while listening to the waves and birds and even got used to the rooster next door! Pool area is fabulous and well maintained. Location was great for beach visits and a fairly quick drive into Kailua depending on the time of day.
Amazing week, amazing property, amazing place, would definitely stay here again.
We very much enjoyed our stay here. We were comfortable with our accommodations. Lots of extras...pool noodles, beach chairs, towels and more. Small beach across the street is a good place to watch the sunset. Very nice lanai; great to kick back and wind down from adventures of the day. We hope that we can stay here again in the future.
The condo was awesome. It smelt super clean when we arrived and a lot of dishes and towels and bedding. Great court yard and pool. All the guests we met were so friendly. Site manager super helpful with anything. We would stay here for sure again. It was quite and restful at the end of a long sunny day. Everything has been well kept. Our stay was awesome.
This is a nice, clean condo. The island host and housekeeper were both easy to reach and very accommodating when we asked to drop off our things at the condo long before the check-in time, and they responded very quickly and fixed a leak in the ceiling.
Did see it had a lot of people write about the out dated furniture and flooring , but was surprised how bad it really was. Like a bad night mare from a 60 ‘s thrift store . The water had hardly any pressure. I wanted to take a bath but the plug in the tub wouldn’t shut . The bath tub off the hall was dirty. Door to the washer and dryer could barely open. I read that it had been updated. I assume their update is the 14 pieces of travertine in the master bath. They need to chalk the pieces on the tub , big gap under it with mold starting to grow . Vents were so full in master bath no air coming thru looked up full of lent and dirt . The beds were comfortable. I suggest that the host take a professional business course on customer service. Unless you change and really update the place and have a professional attitude to your customer service you will never become a super host . We had to leave because of the elevator being broken and not getting fixed for at least a month . We had people with us in their 80’s. Would not stay there again .
Amazing experience the house has the necessary for us to stay included all toilet treats and liens and all necessary to cook amazing area the only inconvenience was the exit on Indian palms resort you can’t exit from all exits.
Beautiful location, well kept condo, enjoyed the pool and easy access to beaches and locale
Rebecca’s place was perfect for our stay. It was lots of space for our family of 4 and had everything we needed. There are lots of towels, paper towels, shampoo, etc. and the kitchen had absolutely anything you could want to cook with. We really enjoyed the pool area which was nice and clean and not crowded. We also appreciated the beach chairs, boogie boards, pool noodles, cooler bags and ice packs. Thanks for the wonderful stay!
I throughly enjoyed my stay! Location was perfectly located on Ali’i Drive, quiet, safe, and across from the beach to catch beautiful sunsets.
All essentials were provided and communication with host was excellent. Yin was accommodating and quick to respond. Overall, I recommend booking her place… you will not be disappointed!
Property was quite comfortable. Clean, well stocked with kitchen gear, towels and beach stuff. The courtyard was lovey for relaxing and BBQ. Price per night was very fair for being in the heart of Alii Drive. Short walk to Magic Sand Beach. Owners were great to deal with and were quick to respond with any queries we had. Overall, great experience and would recommend.
We were very pleased with the condo, especially the pool area. We were super impressed by John Smith, the property manager, who was very responsive to the minor issues we had with internet and tv access. John is friendly and never made us feel that we were imposing on him.
This condo was very well stocked for our visit, including cooking and dining supplies, towels, beach chairs and toys and some first aid and sun screen supplies. We have stayed at many VRBO's in the past and this was by far the best for having everything you need during your stay.
The roosters that live on the property behind the condo were a little annoying, as they cockadoodle all day long beginning just before daylight, but if you use the AC and keep the windows closed to sleep, they were less disruptive. The floors could have been a little cleaner. Even after I wet mopped, they really weren't clean. They asked that we not wear shoes in the condo, but we started wearing them after the first day because the bottoms of our feet got so dirty.
Overall, even with the roosters, I would highly recommend Unit B303 for a stay on the Big Island and would definitely stay there again if we ever get a chance to return.
Peekaboo ocean view from the comfortable lanai. Loved watching the Koi in the pond below the lanai. Condo well stocked. Sufficient tp and paper towels supplied. Nice pool area. Owner and manager are reachable if needed.
While there is an elevator, the condo community isn’t handicap accessible. Unless you stay in one of the condos in the row of this unit, there are steps to get to other condos on the same level. The pool access is via a one-step series of steps in the route to the pool. The only other access is from the bottom of the steep driveway.
Overall, a nice condo. Would rent again if I needed a two bedroom unit.
The property is beautiful and located right across the street from the ocean. Our balcony overlooked the courtyard and the condo was so homey and beautifully decorated. Great place to stay! The only downside was the assigned parking and the marker for the spot being broken so finding it in the rain proved a little difficult
Quiet but close to everything in Kailua Kona. Nice pool area. Spacious Condo with great view.
This condo is a fantastic place to stay on the big island. The pictures and descriptions of place do not do it justice. The condo is stocked with everything, full kitchen supplies, plenty of toilet paper paper towels , detergent, dishwashing soap. Usually you get a minuscule amount of supplies not here fully stocked . View is the best in the complex . Coolers , boogie no ears , beach chairs. Everything single thing you could ever need .
Rebecca is a wonderful host. Quick to respond with any question you have We loved staying here we will definitely stay here again in the future.
It has the best view in the entire complex. It is stocked with everything necessary for food preparation and an enjoyable stay. The furnishings are consistent with those in a primary home, not a vacation rental. The air flow was such that we stopped using the AC. The location is about two miles from the restaurant/nightlife area of Kona. Close enough for nightly visits but far enough away for quiet at night.
Ying provided a great handbook before we arrived. Everything was detailed and we had issues while we were there. The condo was clean and comfortable for 4 adults, and outfitted with everything we needed. We appreciated having the beach chairs and beach towels, put them to good use. We had a great time exploring the Big Island, first time there and hope to go back.
We were extremely happy with our rental property. Love the pool area! The condo was fully contained with what we needed. Definitely made our holiday 5 star!
The condo was charming but needed some updating. There were not any dish rags and dish towels. There was only one kitchen hand towel. There was also no plastic wrap. There was mold in one ot the bath showers. We had no internet for almost all of the three days we were there. Therefore, we had no TV during that time. Plenty of beach toys were provided. The ocean view from the balcony was very nice. Having a covered parking spot for our rental car was also very nice. Would probably choose another place to stay.
We loved this condo. A little dated but had everything we needed. Kitchen had absolutely everything you could possibly need for cooking and entertaining Pool area excellent with view of a the ocean. I would recommend this to everyone that wants a relaxing vacation in Kona.
The property and location were outstandind, so goox that we already booked 2024.
We had a great time at the Royal Kahili. The pool and outdoor area were great. The whole place has a very mellow vibe and the location is perfect for exploring Kona. The apartment was very comfortable and the back porch over looks an undeveloped forested area where we saw wild pigs and chickens. The only downside for us was that even though there was an elevator, there were multiple steps to get to the apartment and the pool. Our son uses a wheelchair and we had selected the apartment because of the elevator. We were able to make it work but it was a little tricky. Overall we would highly recommend staying here!
The kitchen was under supplied. For example there were only 3 steak knives. There were 5 of us. The other sharp knives weren’t sharp. Three pool/beach towels. we did text the owner and were brought 2 more towels. Air conditioner was very loud. It place was pretty dated.. It was quite. The grounds and pool were nice. BBQs weren’t the best. The pool was great but the spa wasn’t working. Never got hot. The location was good with a pretty beach across the street but not for swimming etc. it was fun in the morning to sit and have coffee on the balcony and look out to a jungle with wild pigs, chickens and roosters and all kinds of birds. We could hear the waves. But the chest with the beach equipment etc was all wet and sandy and very unorganized. Smelled a bit mildewed. I would give the unit a C grade.
Just what we were looking for. Thank you
We enjoyed the location, hearing the ocean at night, using the grills several times. Definitely contact John to increase the temp of the hot tub. Loved that they had convenient recycling bins. Would stay in this location again.
We had a lovely stay at this property for three nights. While it is a bit dated (carpet throughout, cabinets, AstroTurf on balcony) this did not detract from our stay. Bathrooms are tiled ( a previous review mentioned carpet in bathroom but this has been updated). The pool area is very lovely and clearly newly revamped. We really enjoyed it!
In retrospect, our family would have likely preferred a location within walking distance to restaurants. There is not much to walk to and you will need a car. Parking in the Kailua-Kona restaurant area is very challenging.
The sunset views from the balcony are incredible.
Hosts were lovely and communicative and kindly accommodated our request for a later check out. A great experience overall!
Great location and wonderful views! Very good communication from owners! Thanks for a wonderful stay!
Great location and views from lanai, as described. A bit dated, but beds and sofas were comfortable. Did have some snorkels (2) and fins (1) but boogie boards were pretty beat up and 2 out of 3 were broken.
So easy from start to finish, we had no issues at all. It was a blessed trip for us!
The property was clean, pool not crowded, shuttle free but inconsistent with times.
Would book again.
I knew it would be a great stay when I found frozen mugs in the freezer. Had a great time. Super location. Nice property and spent lots of time at the pool and barbecue area. Spectacular view of the sunsets from the lanai and the soothing sounds of the surf at all times. Saw and heard Nene geese in the parking lot. Sea, sun, food and fun. Can’t ask for more.
Clean, comfortable, and well-stocked. Very helpful communication with the manager Bridget.
My sister and I enjoyed staying at this condo. It had the best supplies and spices of any condo rental. The nearby beaches were not swimmer friendly w rocks and huge waves.
Blackout, earthquake, and eruption in 2 days of 4-wk stay. Owner was helpful and professional, which we appreciated. Delighted that could stay later than checkout on final day. Thank you!
Would happily rent again
This is one of the cheaper options near the beach, it was a good place to sleep. It had very comfortable beds and pillows. The place did feel musty and dirty, to the point where we actually had to clean and wipe down stuff when we arrived. They did have a lot of cleaning products. The master tub drain was not good at all, completely clogged when we arrived, I found draino under the sink so that ended up working out after using that. When we got there the bath mat was completely soaked, not sure why but we just hung it outside to dry out. Other bathroom did not have a bath mat. One of the most off putting things were the flies. We were welcomed by over dozens and dozens of black flies when we came in. Fortunately those are very easy to whack since they are large and not very fast. In just one minute my husband killed 17. Then we looked under the sink and we saw 3 fly swatters. Which is kind of unusual to have stocked, at first I thought it was a one off type of thing but when we found those I am wondering if this is a reoccurring issue. We had killed so many, that by day 4 there was only a few stragglers and then they were eventually gone. It was super weird. The parking is extremely tight and you get one spot. The WiFi I thought was decent, but my friend had to work remotely and she had to go outside or in the living room in order to do her Zoom calls she said it wasn’t sting enough to do those types of things. But just for average things like on your phone, I thought the internet was fine. There are several roosters in the area that like to do wake up calls like at 4am and continue every few minutes. Not the hosts fault at all but just warning anyone who stays in the master bedroom that you will hear them very early and continuously. My friend in the other room said she hardly heard it. It was nice that this place had beach chairs and towels and ice packs. The washer and dryer worked great and there is an elevator on the property that works well.
The view!! (Love) Best lanai in the complex! The condo was fully stocked, super comfortable. The complex was clean and well kept. Neighbors were friendly & quiet.
Bedrooms are separated from each other, plenty of privacy. Parking is easy. Trolley stop is close by. Complex pool and hot tub were great. AC & WiFi worked great. No complaints whatsoever! You will not be disappointed. Thank you for a wonderful stay, wish I could come back!
Excellent place for a small family and short stay..
Great place to stay in Kona!!! Condo was in perfect location for us and the complex is incredible. Super comfy beds, very homey feel to the place. We all loved it!! Highly recommend!!!
It was really a nice stay in condo of Royal Kahili. Inside was spacious and comfortable. Quiet location near to the beautiful beach. It was awesome to sit on the balcony and listen to the birds singing.
We found black mold around the bathtub, couldn’t use the washer because of the foul, bedroom throw rugs looked as though they’d never been cleaned, dishwasher didn’t run, dirty dishes in cupboard. This place was very disappointing compared to the places we’ve stayed in on previous trips to Kona.
I’ve tried to reach this manager/owner but I’ve never received a response.
I don’t recommend staying in this condo.
Other than the loud construction going on, which was no fault to the owner, I loved the place, it was convenient to the beach and even the property growns and pool was very nicely kept.
Very clean accommodation and very good communication. Lovely owners
We stayed during the very busy Ironman week. The condo was in an excellent location- within easy reach of Kona and of course the Ironman run went straight past the condo. It was also a quiet location and super close to some great beaches, and the parking space was ideal. The condo was really clean and well equipped. Ed, the host was super nice and very responsive. Fully recommend!
Quite a few great things about the property! Communication with the owner was top notch. Pictures and descriptions were spot on.
I've stayed in a few properties on the Big Island and this had the best A/C ever! I was also cognizant of turning it off when gone. Plenty of room with the 2 bedroom (one with twin beds). Lots of extras such as boogie boards, towels, beach umbrella, beach chairs, 2 sets of snorkel gear, cold bag (for beach beers!) Etc. The patio/lanai was perfect. You can see the ocean 👍.
This property is far enough away from Kailua-Kona town that you won't hear the shenanigans. If you want to catch the Hele-On bus it's a short walk along the road way. But best is to have a car.
All utensils were there and quite a few condiments probably left behind by others that were greatly appreciated! I left behind some coffee and other items as well.
Lots of extra lotions/sunscreens/sunburn aftercare items too.
The pool area of the property is AMAZING!!! Of all the properties I stayed at it is the best! Several beaches are close enough (I like Honl's a mile north along Ali'i Dr). Great family beaches south. I definitely would recommend this property for anyone!
Very comfortable with a great location
Ed was great. Checked in with us and restocked items like laundry detergent if we needed it. There were beach chairs and boogie boards for us to use. The condo was located in a nice location. Great experience!
We picked this property because of the location (easy to get to from the airport, cross the street from the beach, in the middle of a lot of Kona activities), the full kitchen features (dishwasher, stove, etc), washer/dryer, availability of air conditioning, and the fact that it had two bedrooms (second bedroom has two single beds which is ideal for kids). I would happily stay here again if we get a chance to return to the Big Island.
It was very comfortable. My daughter really enjoyed the pool
Spacious two bedroom condo had all the necessities needed. Loved the neighborhood and the local feel. Ed was very responsive, easy to communicate with, and did not hesitate to assist when required.
Well kept condo complex with a nice pool. Great as a base of operations for other sightseeing as well.
Would not hesitate to come back again.
The property has everything you need. It was quiet and close to to what we were looking for, but out of the crowds. I would stay here again.
Great location. Three minutes walk to poke shack and 30 minutes drive to must go Step Two and Captain Cook monument snorking sites. Enjoying every day there!
We enjoyed our stay. Parking was very difficult.
I was traveling with myself and my sons 19 and 20 for a quick vacation. The apartment was perfect for us! Love the lanai on the back, being across the street from the water, and very close to Magic Sands beach and a snorkel beach were fantastic! Lovely accomodation.
The beach gear on the porch had everything we needed for the beach. The digital guide was helpful. There is a open air market with Shaka Tacoz and Empanadas place that are awesome. Will reserve again when visiting big island.
My daughters and I enjoyed a perfect week at the condo! We loved sitting on the lanai each morning for coffee and breakfast. Having two bedrooms and two bathrooms gave us plenty of room. The pool area was relaxing at the end of our busy days. Great place!
Great pool and hot tub. Owner was very nice and responded quickly if I had a question.
Very nice condo. Lots of towels!! Lots of pillows!!! We had no problems but appreciated Ed checking in on us. The kitchen was great. Nice to have a smart tv. Enjoyed the Hawaii decor. Stayed with my husband and our 2 kids - aged 21 and 18. It was big enough for all of us. My kids loved the shower in the master so much that all 4 of us used that shower, but having 2 bathrooms was a huge plus. The fans and air conditioning were great. Loved being able to see the ocean from the lanai and being able to go across the street and really experience the beauty of Hawaii.
Property was as advertised. Condo was clean, had everything we needed, and the owner was very responsive. Would stay here again.
This property was exactly as listed. The location is very central to many of the locations and excursions that were on our must-do list for the Big Island. The pool and outdoor areas like the grill and Koi pond were excellent for down time and relaxing. The hosts were very responsive and happy to have us as guests. The unit is a little out-dated in regards to decor and aesthetics, but the functionality was perfect for our family of 5. Washer and dryer made for lighter packing on our 10 day vacation and was much appreciated. This unit is a gem in Kona!!
A very nice property. We really liked the pool, especially how it is lighted at night. There is a small park and beach across the street where my family enjoyed watching the sunset.
This is a great property! The unit is really well supplied. The kitchen is well stocked with everything I needed to cook on site, plus there was snorkel gear, beach towels, and even a couple beach chairs. I really appreciated it. We loved the pool area and swam almost every evening. Owners were easy to communicate with and the on-site manager was very friendly. I'd stay there again.
We had a great stay! The condo had everything we needed and many unexpected extras. We appreciated the boogie boards, beach towels, and other gear provided. It’s an older unit but cutely decorated and very clean.. We are pleased with our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to book again.
Owner was very communicative and clear. Property was as depicted. Box of beach gear on porch was handy.
Beautiful area, nice pool and Ed was extreme responsive
We’ve stayed in three other units in this complex and this one was by far the best. The unit’s location is ideal with excellent views and privacy, and it is well-kept and well appointed. It had everything we needed, including stuff for the beach. Rebecca provides lots of information and was super responsive. We’ll try to stay in this unit during our future Kona trips.
Great location, view and lovely layout. My son and I went to visit family. We had our own room and bathrooms. It was absolutely perfect. It was close to the beach, shopping and restaurants. The trolley that runs up and down Alli’i Drive was great. You absolutely can’t go wrong with this cute and well stocked condo. Ed and Lisa are amazing to communicate with and we will definitely stay with them again.
The location is great. The place is very clean. It has everything we need for four adults. I'd definitely stay there again next time on the Big Island.
Accurate description, well laid out, quiet, good parking, and overall great experience.
Loved our visit in Kona. The owners were communicative and wonderful hosts. We would stay here again.
This property is in an awesome location, well equipped (beach toys, boogie boards, Sun umbrella, coolers) and has an awesome pool. The condo is big enough for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 little kids), decor is a little dated (carpet in the bathroom) but is clean and perfect for somewhere to sleep and adventure from! Would definitely stay again and would recommend.
We absolutely loved it here and we will be staying again! The condo was clean, had everything we needed and more. It was a perfect layout and having two bathrooms was wonderful. The grounds were amazing and we loved the pool area. It was right across the beach which was wonderful!!! We would for sure stay here again.
We had a very nice and relaxing stay. The unit was large, clean and the air conditioning worked great. Had a reserved parking spot which was nice to have and the grounds and pool were well kept. Magic Sands is a fun beach within walking distance. We would definitely stay here again.
Scott Howard L.
The location is great. The place is very clean. It has everything we need for four adults. I'd definitely stay there again next time on the Big Island.
Across the street from a small Rocky beach with nice sunsets. Nice pool area. Run down a bit but did the trick for our 6 for a few days. Beach towels and laundry machine were very helpful! Games were thoughtful addition too!
The condo was perfect for our family. Close to local beaches but out of the hustle and bustle of town. Pool was really nice!! Loved it. Only downside is the cats. Cats should not be fed, they are extremely bad for the local bird population. I watched 1 cat kill at least five birds during our stay. They are cute but deadly. Get rid of the cats. (I know this is a problem for Hawaii in general not just at this condo).
Beautiful view, friendly place, available hosts for any questions. We are so happy we stayed here!
Hosts are good people. Good Property convenient to town.
We have enjoyed the well maintained condo and especially
the lanai with the ocean view. Master bedroom is
especially pleasant with the view and ocean air off lanai.
Will be renting this unit again!
Ed was great with check in and during our stay making sure everything was going ok. Place was clean, spacious for me and my 2 girls. Air conditioning was excellent. Kitchen fully stocked. Lots of beach towels and beach gear for use. Allowed us to have a late check out which made our final day much easier!
Nice condo . Limited parking (1 per condo) had to park one rental car on the street- it was stolen by pros! Not a good experience… and no cameras
Jean Paul H.
The two bedroom, two bath, A/C and Washer/Dryer were a major plus and made our stay very comfortable.
Great place, we would love to come back.
Everything was easy and accessible with this property. Plenty of room for our family of 5. Pool was amazing!