Tom was extremely responsive and made everything go smoothly. Condo is well stocked with paper and cooking supplies as well as towels and beach supplies. The property is conveniently located to all the shops and restaurants and is quiet with two pools. We had a wonderful stay and would love to return soon. Thank you Tom!!
Exactly as shown on website - excellent condition and best sunset view!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The amenities were great: Cable TV, Internet, Pool table, Lanais, A/C, washer/dryer. Villa was spacious and beautifully decorated. Had a mongoose sighting a couple times! Thanks for sharing your beautiful vacation home with us.
The accomodations at this condo were fabulous and it is in the perfect location. Its close to multiple beaches, restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed having a kitchen to cook breakfast and make coffee on days we didnt eat out and especially appreciated having a washer and dryer. The patio has a view of the ocean and it was wonderful waking up and being able to see the view from the bed. The host was wonderful and was extremely responsive to questions we had and even recommended restauants to go to. Definitely recommend!!
The property was very clean. The kitchen had everything you might need. There were plenty of little touches that made my trip a breeze such as providing laundry detergent and dish soap, even a re-usable shopping bag for groceries. Everything was as advertised and the property manager's communication was excellent.
Bathroom in bad shape No inside dining room table
This home had everything we needed for a perfect vacation! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Wow. Stunning. The large outdoor living space with the ocean view will have us returning. Condo lacks nothing for a comfortable vacation. Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise!
This is a fantastic location and beautiful home. It had everything we needed - beach supplies, pool toys, and a well stocked kitchen. The views of the ocean and sunset can’t be beat. Property manager was super helpful and checked in regularly. Beautiful home with lovely furnishings. Highly recommend!
Truly an amazing property with everything you could possible want for an amazing getaway.
I hope I can return to the property some day!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 6 night stay at this oceanfront condo. The lanai is very large and private and affords breathtaking views of the sun setting over the ocean. The unit has been updated, except for the bathroom, which is showing its age. It's functional, but we had difficulty with the bathroom sink clogging and not draining. Management dispatched maintenance within 24 hours, so we found that service to be very responsive. That said, the sink was better, good enough for the rest of our stay, but not fully properly functional either. The place is very convenient to restaurants and shops and the buildings and grounds are well maintained with beautiful tropical landscaping everywhere. Overall a really great experience and if/when we return to Kona, we're looking for this place first!
Everything was spectacular. Lovely and peaceful, great location.
The condo was very beautiful and the location was wonderful! We were able to walk into town.
The condo had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation. The kitchen was well equipped for us to prepare our meals.
We were able to use the beach chairs and the towels at the beach.
The pools at the resort over looked the ocean and were very beautiful.
As an added bonus, we actually met the owner while we were standing in line at the car rental place. Thank you, Tom!
The best part of this unit is its lanai, its huge and has a great view. The unit is mostly updated, except for the bathroom and the doors/windows that are still original 1982 vintage that took away from the rest. The bed and pillows are also very old and uncomfortable. The outdoor furnitures ate also need to be replaced, although still functional. But the main reason for low score is the management service, their answer to every question was a polite no. We visit one of Hawaiian islands annually, and have always been able to check in early, check out late or at least hang out by the pool, but none were accommodated, and they even said no beach chairs or umbrella is in the unit, which was not true. If not for the poor service, i would have rated the lanai 5 stars, the unit 4 stars. The complex is also a mile away from town and 10 minutes from a open market, both are walkable. Very little noise from Alii, which is a busy street, so overall we enjoyed our stay, and loved the great sunset views.
Wonderful location that is close to where we were wanting to go. Magic Sands is less than 10 minutes away as well as many shops and restaurants. Would happily stay here again.
The place is as it shows in the listing...description and pictures. Highly recommended!
Check in was easy. I will begin by saying that this was an anomaly but will state the facts of our experience. Out of the 2 full days we had booked, day 1 was fine however day 2 started with a backed up toilet, drained extremely slow and then dirty water came up thru the shower drain. We always know not to put a lot of tissue or other things down a toilet, standard practice!
We reached out to Marc and he hired a plumber but we had no working bathroom for the day, had to use the common pool bathroom. Had a plumber at the unit in the afternoon but it could not be fixed until next morning. We lost almost a day of our orig plans, with this disruption.
Marc did what he could under the circumstances and offered us a different rental site, not at the Royal Sea Cliff. We appreciated that offer. We had an excursion booked that afternoon and had to leave the plumber in our unit. We did not get back until 11pm, then had to pack up everything and check into the new place that had a working bathroom. It was a big bummer. I’m sure the toilet got fixed and will be a better experience for the next set of guests.
Nice villa. Convenient location not too far from the local restaurants and stores. Had all the amenities. Was very clean. Views from the lanai were great.
There was a clogging in one of the bath tubs. They promptly sent a plumber to clear the line.
The instruction book should be updated with the location of the garbage area. I had to reach out to the hotel staff to get the exact location in the parking garage.
Minor nitpick: There were no accessible plug points near the bed in the second bedroom. Would be nice to have a plug point near the night stand to charge the phone at night.
Thumbs up to Kona Coast Vacations. Better if you go direct to them.
We had a wonderful stay at Royal Sea Cliff. Neat as a pin condo with every detail in place. Quiet complex allows for the enjoyment of bird song, soft breezes and soaking in the beautiful views from this beach front property. We enjoyed this location, being a short drive into Kona.
Our condo was awesome! The nice house cleaner did a great job, the condo was very clean. Has a great lanai with a view. The owner was a treat to deal with and very attentive to any of our needs! The only caution we have is the bed, it’s so comfortable you might not want to get out and start your day!!! 😉
He has everything you’d need for the beach and pool! Stocked nicely and easy load and unload location!
Definitely recommend this unit for any couples looking for a beautiful Kona vacation!!!!
We had a great stay at this large condo that accommodated 3 adults well. Beautiful view from the lanai. A little lacking in privacy (but we knew that) as folks do walk by a lot as it’s on the 1st level, and the noise from the nearby pool from kids can be considerable, especially on a spring break week. But we felt the awesome sunsets each night more than made up for it. Overall, the condo was very clean, though the toilet areas could use a deep clean, as they smaller strongly of urine. I’m sure because it’s an older condo, with humid conditions and tile it’s not surprising. Huge kitchen for cooking and lots of supplies on-site. Checking in was super easy. The concierge, David, was very helpful. Recommend for dining— Umeke’s, Broka Da Mouth Grindz, Fish Hopper and Sam Chow’s (for the happy hour and great view). Also loved the Kona Boys kayaking trip we took to snorkeling at Kealakeakua Bay by Captain Cook’s monument. Great snorkeling beaches included Two Step Beach, Kahalu’u Beach, Kealakeakua Bay, Mauna Kea and Beach 69. Favorite white sand beaches included Hapuna and Beach 69. We would definitely come back to this condo again, maybe during a less busy time!
It’s a nice condo in a nice location in Kona. The view was amazing! We would stay there again!
Wonderful property ... very attentive to our needs during our stay. Definitely recommend.
Great place to stay if you want to walk into town.
Spacious, king bed, nice lanai, exceptionally clean, all appliances are functional and full utensils. Cooler, launch chairs and body surf boards are provided. Host response and communications are timely and attentive. Will definitely stay again.
Having some beach stuff was a nice touch!
Nice, big condo with a great patio and view.
The biggest problem with this condo was how unclean it was. Large hair ball in shower, used Kleenex in bedroom, layer of dust on all plants and fans, floor so dirty that turned bottom of our feet black. TV in living room didn’t work, dryer is about to fail, outdoor furniture is duck taped to keep it together, Wi-Fi is horrible, and all the literature is outdated and incorrect inside the condo. We were left with enough supplies to last one day, we have had at least 3-4 days worth when staying at other (non-VRBO or Air B&B) condos.
This Condo has a great view and great location but the management and cleaning of it is extremely poor. This COULD be a great condo, just not right now.
Very nice studio condo and two pools to swim or bask in the sun. The location was great for getting around to dining or grocery stores and also to main traffic routes. A nice lanai to relax and soak up the warm tropical weather.
The condo itself was great and the overall resort was very comfortable.
We love this property it is well maintained . Everyone here is friendly
Absolutely beautiful. Palm trees, ocean, gorgeous lawn. Saw whales and dolphins from the property. Waterfall, jacuzzi, lights can be controlled via a supplied iPad. Water lilies and lily pads in a water feature separate from the pool, next to exterior gazebo with walkway. All the rooms were beautiful with nice woodwork. Furnishings were top-notch. Model home. Easy communication.
This property is spectacular in every way. High quality furnishings throughout with everything in the kitchen you could ever need. A true Hawaiian-style open living space that brings the beauty outside, inside, with the sounds of the gentle breaking of waves just past the expansive lawn and the serene and relaxing sound of a waterfall in the background. Heated pool and hot tub (rare for even high-end rentals) and plenty of room for larger groups. There were whales close to shore all day, every day, along with large pods of dolphins swimming right by every morning and wondrous sunsets. Exquisite in every way!
Amy, the Property Manager, was friendly, extremely helpful, attentive to everything we needed and was exceptionally responsive.
We would give this property and our overall experience a "20" rating if it were possible. Don't miss the opportunity to experience this lovely Hawaiian home!
We really enjoyed this property. It had everything we needed, plenty of space for the two of us, including the most comfortable bed. Very quiet here. Handy to have washer and dryer and nice size kitchen and very bigh covered linea. We would definitely love to come stay in this unit again!
Marc was an excellent host was extremely responsive if I needed to get in touch. The unit was clean and was perfectly supplied and perfect for 2 people. The location was excellent for us. Just a quick drive into town or a few steps away from the main pool. You can see the ocean from the deck which was an added bonus. As I mentioned above, this place was very clean which was really one of the most important things to us. Thank you, Marc, for allowing us to be your guests. We will be back! :)
Property manager was awesome!
This property is stunning. The pictures make it look a bit dated and leave you wondering if the view is really as good as you think it is. OMG. It is huge, nicely decorated with lovely furniture and art, and is well set up for extending the living space onto the large lanai. Speaking of which, the lanai has gorgeous solid wood patio furniture and a direct view of the sun setting over the ocean. The shoreline is not ideal for swimming but the pool (again, way better and larger than the pictures) is immediately adjacent and gorgeous swimming and snorkeling beaches are minutes away. We swam and snorkled with sea turtles and gorgeous fish at a black sand beach 8 minutes away but drove by at least four beaches on the way there. You should definitely stay here.
I would like to leave a better review but we had a couple of issues. We picked this place for proximity to the airport and because of the lower price than many other condos, and in condo washer and dryer.
1. I did not research the property enough to find out there are no Restaurants, bars or convenience store on property. The closest are about 1 1/2 miles toward town. We like to walk to dinner and shops so this was a little too far for us.
2. This stay was half way through our 2 week vacation in Hawaii. We picked it because it has a washer and dryer in the condo. However the washer stopped working after it soaked the 1st load. Marc offered, and paid for, us to take our clothes to a drop off laundromat. Unfortunately that used up half a day of our 3 day stay.
The condo is very dated. There are some rust marks on the walls of the shower where old metal fixtures were removed. There is a 1/4 inch gap under the entry door, but we did not see any bugs in the condo. There were roach traps in various locations in the condo.
We would probably not stay here again.
The property is gorgeous and perfectly situated on the ocean. It looks even better in person than in the photos, which is saying something. It feels like a private sanctuary, quiet and secluded, but it is very close to all the necessities in town. The house was well stocked with everything we needed for our large, extended family, from kids to grandparents, and was spotless and well-maintained. We can't say enough about how wonderful it was and how helpful the manager was with all our asks, from catering to whale watching and more. We will be back, and hopefully soon!
We enjoyed our stay. This is a large unique property on the ocean. Great sunsets and views. The sound of the ocean was soothing. The pool table is a bonus. The pictures just don’t do justice to this unit, which is spacious and tastefully decorated. The pool is also convenient. The host is responsive when needed.
We loved staying here. Very clean, beautiful, great amenities, especially parking spot. Everything was perfect!
It was clean and had no bug problems. Pretty bare bones, though, and no view.
Great place, very spacious and has everything you need (nice kitchen, lanai, easy parking, etc). Location was perfect. Marc was very responsive too. Would love to stay here again sometime!
Good view and all the amenities needed to relax in Hawaii.
Great house and yard, our family spent a lot of time enjoying the home.
They definitely could use new bedding and towels and some cleaning of the furniture and living room rug. For the price, I would have expected top notch cleanliness and these items felt very “vacation rental”.
Wonderful sunsets and nice to have AC and a heated pool.
We've now stayed at this property several times. I can't say enough about the location, the quality of the home, the awesome owner and property manager - the place is as close to perfection as you can get. That being said, the owner continues to make improvements every time we visit. The new lighting and sound system are amazing, creating an evening ambiance that is truly memorable.
We are already planning our next trip (or two)...
We loved this condo! It was very clean & had everything we needed. The owner was very communicative & prompt to egt back with us before our stay.
Loved the deck. Perfect place to watch the sunset. Super location. Do the snorkeling at Captain Cook - it amazing!
Only complaint, bed and pillows were too hard for my liking.
We had a great stay at this property. They had beach chairs, towels, snorkel gear - pretty much anything you would need. The location was good - just know you do have to walk a little to get into downtown, which was a bit scary at night with there not being a side walk the entire way. The pool was awesome and never super crowded, and the view was beautiful. The only thing I wish was different was a slightly earlier check in time, other than that everything was great!
Everything was great at the property. Tom responded quickly about any questions I had. He gave some tips on some activities we might enjoy. The rental was very nice. I highly recommend it if your visiting there.
This place was perfect! It is right on the ocean with a lovely grass lawn out front leading to the lava coast and ocean. The unit is huge and well appointed. We completely enjoyed our stay and will be back!
Royal Sea Cliff is a great property and this condo is one of the best condos in the property. Well stocked and well positioned to take in the best of Kona.
Could not have been happier. Wonderful property-clean, quiet, centrally located and safe. View from massive patio/lanai is amazing.
100% would stay here again.
This is a very comfortable condo. We chose this property for its large oceanfront outdoor space. We were not disappointed. Most of our time was spent outdoors on the patio. The condo had everything we needed. We had an issue with a defective fan on the building next to ours making a horrible noise ever 5 minutes or so. We contacted building management and the problem was taken care of.
Very nicely decorated two bedroom, three bathroom condo with a great kitchen and patio overlooking the ocean. Quick access to the pool, and a short drive to Kona village, shopping, and beaches.
Condo was very decent! Had everything we needed! Very quiet! Just what we needed!
Beautiful and fun
We spent a week in this unit and enjoyed our stay. It is quiet, safe and offers excellent parking. You cannot beat the views of the sunsets.
We passes a week,there, to visit the island. Owner was responsive and all indications were clear and detailed. The beach gear is complete and we enjoyed using it.
Would recommend the place for anyone who wish a quiet place to rest and chill after visiting some parts of the island
One of the things we realized at the end of our stay was that we utilized EVERY part of the property, because it was so well laid out, every detail was thought of, and there was nothing we “wished” we had that wasn’t available. We felt like we were staying in a travel magazine ad - it was that beautiful.
We easily housed 6 people (basically all adults) with room for more, if necessary. Little things like spices, condiments, first aid items, etc. make the stay just that much easier.
Don’t hesitate - book this place if you get a chance!
Overall I would say that this condo was very nice. The location is great, both in terms of its distance to the main tourist district of Kona and also a prime waterfront unit within the condo complex. A few things could be improved to make your stay more comfortable though. The first is the air conditioning. When we entered the unit upon arrival, it was hot and very musty smelly. Even though we turned on the A/C full blast, it took a couple days to get the damp smell out. In the checkout instructions they ask that you turn off the A/C. Instead they should ask you to set it at 76 or something. Second, the beds were a bit too soft for both our families. I know this is a personal preference, but hey this is my review. 🙃
The house could benefit from a ceiling fan or two which would circulate the air better than the two floor fans provided. It would also be nice if there were an outside water hose or something to wash off sandy shoes & equipment.
As I said, overall a very nice place. Thanks for letting us stay!
Things I liked
- A clean place
- A truly comfortable bed
- Quiet area
- Plenty of extra towels
- Ability to do laundry
- Very close to the stairs and to where we parked
- Close enough to Kona to be convenient, far enough to be quiet
- Tom provided clear instructions on check-in and check-out and was easy to communicate with
- Check-out instructions were the most reasonable I've ever seen
Things I didn't like
Beautiful view from the spacious lanai and very comfortable accommodations. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
The view from the lanai is stunning. We could have spent the entire vacation just sitting and looking at the palm trees an ocean. Loved it!!
Apartment is great: clean, great location and view. Balkony is huge.
Such a great place and an amazing location! Highly recommend.
Overall beautiful house in wonderful, private location in Kona. Jacuzzi was not working for 3 out of the 6 days that we were there. However, the agent compensated us with arranging a catered dinner and breakfast and 6 massages for all in my group.
Unit is appointed beautifully with all the necessary home and beach items. AC unit worked great but was rarely needed as ideal breeze was fantastic. Thank you!!
Very good. All the amenities you need for Hawaii
Great property. Everything as described. Would stay here again!
This condo was amazing! From the moment you walk in the place makes you relax. The condo is comfortable, well equipped with everything needed. We had an issue with the AC working but it was quickly taken care of. The most amazing thing about the condo was the lanai and views. We will be back!
We loved the condo and it was a very comfortable spot to base our Kona trip. It is fully stocked and it’s nice to not have to eat out all the time. The beds are comfortable and the large windows that open really help you stay cool at night. The veranda is nearly as large as the condo and is perfect to sit outside, eat breakfast, watch the sunset, and listen to the ocean. The underground parking is nice to keep the vehicle out of the sun occasionally, although we parked outside most the time. We didn’t use the pool, but they cleaned it every morning and it looked great. While the decor is dated it is very clean and comfortable. Our only squibble is the air conditioning. We were there in August and it couldn’t quite keep it cool. However, we were gone all day everyday so it didn’t matter much. Even following the instructions exactly meant a warm evening when we got home. But we opened the windows and it didn’t take long to cool off the bedroom so we could sleep and they have provided large fans to help. A better thermostat and system would make this place more expensive so it is a trade off. Overall we would stay here again for sure!
Really clean, well-appointed condo in a perfect location, both in terms of its location steps from the ocean and 10 minutes by car to Kona’s shops and restaurants. Ideal for our family of five. I would recommend this place very highly.
Several of the reviews we read on this property said the pictures didn’t do it justice which was hard to believe given how beautiful the pictures are. Well, having stayed here, we all are in agreement - pictures don’t do it justice. This property was absolutely spectacular. The location cannot be beat; it’s on the ocean, extremely peaceful, convenient to town, shopping and groceries and had the most amazing sunsets. The house was clean, well equipped and spacious enough for everyone to be together or relax and enjoy in their own private spot. Most of our time was spent in the backyard where we played games (lots of games both inside and outside), enjoyed the pool and spa, read, napped in one of the hammocks, explored the tide pools just steps away or took in the incredible sights and sounds of the ocean. There were six of us with room for more and no one wanted to leave. This home made our vacation beyond special and we will absolutely book it again in the future.
Great location for our big island adventures! So easy to check in. Appreciated being able to do some laundry there too!
Property was just right for our family of 4. Wonderful location right on water made for some great sunsets and dinners on the patio. Only a mile or so walk to Kailua town.
Kids enjoyed the pool table after dinner
Spectacular views! Did not want to leave. Clean, spacious and responsive owner. Will be back!
Beautiful unit, a tad outdated but overall wonderful. The kitchen is the perfect size, functional with all the things you would need. Having thee bathrooms was a lovely bonus for our family size. The master bedroom is huge! Great views of the ocean. We would definitely book this rental again.
This property was as advertised. Safe, clean, and in a nice location.
On the basis of the location, fantastic lanai, and quality of the interior this property starts off with 5 star potential. But the rating started to go down as soon as we entered the property. Both TVs were on and blasting, but we couldn't figure out how to control the TVs or even turn them off. And for the first time in my many rentals in Hawaii, there were absolutely no instructions or guides on the utilities or amenities on the property. So, we just unplugged the TVs since we weren't here to sit and watch TV. When we later did try to turn the TVs back on, none of the remotes out did anything. A note to management resulted in a 'we'll get to you tomorrow ' when someone came and found two other remotes that weren't out when we arrived. It seems a little petty to complain about the TVs, but there were other problems. The air-conditioning controlled cooling erratically, with out regard to the supposed controls on the thermostat (which had no temperature gauge to see what the temperature actually was. There was a trash and recycling room in the hallway, but the recycling overflowed in three days and wasn't emptied until we complained after six days. In the meantime, the trash chute had a sign posted saying 'do not use'.
So, you get the picture. We had a lovely stay at a fantastic view property in a great location. But the amenities and hospitality was among the worst we've experienced, which is quite a shame given the cost and potential if the property.
Property is exactly as described and views are amazing. Great location to explore all the Big Island has to offer.
Great one bedroom, with a well stocked kitchen. The a/c is not even necessary in this unit if you open the doors and use the provided fans which allows you to listen to the ocean. It was nice when we could park in the covered secured garage with a short walk to the elevator. Beach chairs/umbrella/cooler and a short drive to white sands beach nearby was an awesome amenity. Bed was comfortable and shower was terrific as everyone described.
Royal Sea Cliff is an ideal location and condo 415 takes full advantage of the ocean view. We have already booked our next trip here!
The place is huge.m, but even better it is exactly on the shore. It has a big patio overlooking the ocean. Big kitchen, dinning room, huge living room. The master bedroom is enormous. Third bathroom a big plus. Very clean. Two parking spots. Loved it. Would definitely stay here again. Very close to downtown but not in the hussel and bussel of it all. Great location.
Loved the house, can’t wait to go back
It truly is a beautiful home in probably one of the best locations a home can be in. We enjoyed every second of our stay.
had a great time
michael gene H.
The condo is awesome, perfect size for one couple. The lanai is to die for!! The location is awesome. The unit itself was fairly clean, but the dishes could have been cleaner as we had to hand wash everything before use. The coffee pot basket and carafe had to be washed before use. There is no guide on how to reach anyone after hours. Kids were partying at the pool after 10 pm and I couldn't reach anyone to report it. The numbers listed in the book did not work.
The property was in a beautiful location. The condo was spacious and well appointed. The kitchen was well supplied with utensils needed for cooking.
Maneuvering the parking garage was a challenge. The entrance and exit to the garage needs to be designed for larger vehicles and people need to park in their designated stalls.
Overall the accommodations were great.
Love this property!! View and deck are incredible!! Kitchen well equipped. Bed very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again!!!
Location,Location! Condo was great fully stocked. Great chill vibes all around. Mahalo. We’ll be back. 🤙🏽
We had an amazing time at this home. We were a group of 6 adult family members gathering for the first time since the pandemic to celebrate family and a milestone birthday. The house was better than expected and the location can't be beat. We were welcomed by Amy upon our arrival; she gave us a thorough tour of the house and gifted us beautiful leis for each family member. The location is perfect- just a short drive or walk to Magic Sands beach, restaurants and shops of Kona, and grocery stores.
The house was fully stocked with many items that were unexpected like shampoo, conditioner, reef safe sunscreen, loads of beach towels, beach umbrellas, snorkeling masks & fins, boogie boards, pool noodles, pool tubes and floating loungers, water bottles and travel coffee mugs. The location, pool, and yard just can't be beat. We loved it so much the last few days we ended up not leaving at all and spent relaxing days along the pool and sitting by the ocean front.
The house is perfectly situated to allow ample room for everyone to have privacy and also gather around the large dining room table. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we could possibly need.
All the communications we had with the owner and property management were very friendly, detailed and prompt. They truly embody the aloha spirit.
At the end of our week at this home none of us wanted to leave. We've all decided it's well worth the money and plan on making this home a regular place to gather as a family.
I’ve been coming to Kona since I was a kid with my mom, now going with family and friends this was by far the best house I’ve stayed in so far. Everything was perfect about it, the beds, kitchen, pool, location, you name it. This house was top notch