Vista Waikoloa, Big Island

Vista Waikoloa is a luxurious condo resort located in the upscale South Kohala area of Hawaii, just a 20-minute drive north from Kona airport. The resort is situated within the Waikoloa Beach Resort Development, offering easy access to beautiful white sand beaches, two professional-level golf courses, and various shopping and dining options at the King's and Queen's Shops. The gated community features a heated saltwater lap pool, two whirlpools, a fitness room, BBQ area, and a business center. The resort is surrounded by lush gardens, majestic mountain and ocean views, and is within walking distance to the Hilton Waikoloa Resort, Waikoloa Marriott Hotel, and the historic A' Bay beach. With a wide range of amenities and activities, Vista Waikoloa caters to vacationers seeking a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Hawaii.

Vista Waikoloa Average Rates

As of June 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Vista Waikoloa is $266. 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 618 Guest Reviews

Reviewer Portrait

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 enjoyed their stays at the Vista Waikoloa condo resort on the Big Island, highlighting the beautiful location, well-furnished units, and ample amenities. Many appreciated the well-equipped kitchens, comfortable beds, and spacious layouts, as well as the inclusion of beach gear and other thoughtful touches. The resort's proximity to beaches, shops, and restaurants was frequently mentioned as a major plus. While a few guests noted minor issues with maintenance or noise, these were exceptions in a sea of positive feedback. The resort's pool, quiet atmosphere, and stunning views were also praised. Overall, guests found Vista Waikoloa to be an excellent base for exploring the Big Island, offering comfort, convenience, and a touch of luxury. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 618 guest reviews.

Recent Vista Waikoloa Reviews

We liked the view from the balcony. It was gorgeous. We like the location of the condo in the properties in Waikoloa. We like being at least on the 2nd floor for viewing purposes. The management was excellent. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans, dishes. There were great beach chairs and water toys. However, The ice maker in the frig did not work. The unit itself needs some updating. The online pictures in the rental information showed the second bedroom looking bigger than it actually was. And it didn't show that it was closed off only by sliding slatted doors. We also assumed that the 2nd bathroom was connected directly to the 2nd bedroom. And the 2nd bathroom was very small - even with ants in the shower. We were disappointed that we did not have two suites. The closet in the 2nd bedroom was so crowded with equipment that there was little room for clothes and luggage storage. The bed in the 2nd bedroom is in serious need to replacing. The toilet in the master bath would not flush unless you held down the handle until the water started to swirl and flush down. The shower head in the master bath would not move so it could not be adjusted. It just hit the wall opposite the shower head. The community pool was average. It is unfortunate that we could not use the other pools in the areas without such an expensive daytime pass. In summary, we felt that for the price we paid for the unit that it should have been updated and in a little better condition.
Richard C.
March 2024

The condo is in a great location. The bathrooms need to be upgraded badly, area around the shower does not come clean and door to shower in master does not close completely. Louver doors would not close until we put WD40 on the track, they should be in working order for renters. The light fixtures in the kitchen were very dirty, the cleaner should remove the dead bugs.There was no lock on the bedroom screen door, wall by louvers need repair, everything needs paint. All and all it was livable but could be in better shape.
Kathleen S.
March 2024

Great details and directions for checking in. Well supplied from beach accessories to food items and kitchen supplies. Easy walk to the Hilton, A-bay for sunsets and shopping. This area was great. Thank you, would book again.

March 2024

This was our second stay in this condo. We really like the size and how it is set up. The outdoor space is the best for us as we like to be outdoors most of the time we are in Hawaii, and this condo has a very large lanai that is sheltered from the often windy Waikoloa winds. The only thing I would mention is to be aware of the clothes dryer- it has a tendency to try to eat clothing items. It appears as if the seal around the door has a spot where items can catch and get caught, so just be aware of that, and if you have something delicate or special, you may want to hang dry.
Paulette A.
March 2024

Dated condo, but roomy and great location! James from management helped us with repair issues quickly upon request. We love the beach and environment in the Waikoloa beach Resort!
Earl A.
March 2024

What a wonderful place to stay! We loved being able to walk out and watch the golfers go by. This unit is very spacious and has everything you need in the kitchen! The beds are very comfortable. We enjoyed the short walk to the beach and found a close place to park to bring our gear! Highly recommend!
Margaret L.
March 2024

Waikoloa Condo Review Title: Waikoloa Wonderful Text: We had a wonderful stay at this neat, clean, exceptionally well-supplied condo. The location is perfect. Within easy walking of excellent beaches, shopping, and restaurants. We really appreciated the ground floor location as it meant the lanai was quiet and private and it was so easy to get in and out with luggage and beach equipment, etc. Speaking of beach equipment, the condo was well-stocked with everything you need for a great day at the beach: chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, snorkel gear, ice chests, and mats. They were all in great condition. There were also lots of great pool toys for the on-site pool and the pool was so nice. We have stayed in lots of short-term rentals around the world and this was one of the best-equipped kitchens we have ever experienced. It was so nice not to have to immediately go buy more paper towels or napkins or olive oil or even salt and pepper—delightful. Finally, Sarah struck just the right balance of being responsive to any needs that we had and yet allowing us enough privacy to thoroughly enjoy our Waikoloa retreat. We are already planning a return.
Janet H.
March 2024

This was our first trip to the Big Island, and it was a fabulous experience, beginning with this beautiful rental property. The photos on VRBO give you a sense of the care the owners have taken to decorate it, but once you walk in you will be awestruck by the size of the condo. The Master Bedroom is HUGE as is the ensuite. We began the day with coffee on the lanai and ended the day with a glass of wine. The kitchen is so well equipped, and there are endless cleaning supplies and paper products to keep the condo tidy. The furniture is not only lovely, but it is very comfortable, and we slept like babies each night in the bed! The owners are excellent communicators, and the check in/check out process is seamless. Pay attention to their loooooooong list of recommendations, they do know the area well! The location is perfect for walking to the beach, to local restaurants, and to the shops at the Marketplace. Food and wine for creating your own meals can be found at the Island Grocery. We especially enjoyed walking to the Hilton and watching whales from the coastal trail. And lunch at Lava, Lava Beach Club was always a treat. If/when we do come back we’ll check on availability here, to be sure! Mahalo Linda and Tony!
Judith B.
March 2024

From the moment we booked we had excellent communication. Everything was completely streamlined. The condo itself had everything we could have possibly needed from the kitchen, bathrooms, patio and beach necessities. Beds and living area very clean and comfortable. Thank you for an amazing experience in your beautiful condo!

February 2024

Great location and lots of space. We loved our stay in Waikoloa. It was our first time on Kona and we can’t wait to go back.
Jody M.
February 2024

This place was gorgeous, clean and the communication from the host was thorough and accurate. Highly recommend!
Julie S.
February 2024

At first we were excited to see it was like the listing, however upon further inspection noticed some things that we couldn’t get over. There was gecko feces all over the master bedroom and bathroom. The master bedroom window was broken in a way that there was a large gap that allowed critters in daily. I let management know and they put sticky traps around the window to kill the geckos (not my intention as we just wanted the window fixed). There were ants coming out of the shower/tub area of the master bath as well. Management sprayed twice during our stay. The bottom of the shower curtain was pink from bacteria. While the kitchen and living area were clean and wonderful, our problems were just the master bedroom/bathroom. The grounds were amazing during the daylight hours but imagine our surprise when going to the pool at dark and seeing no place to set your things due to plenty of cockroaches and giant ants. Again, management sprayed after we brought this to their attention. We didn’t have any other options so we stayed but were very dissatisfied with the situation overall. This place needs some serious deep cleaning and the windows need to be fixed or replaced.
Christy W.
February 2024

We loved staying at this property for our first family vacation to Hawaii. It was very well maintained and clean when we arrived. It had all the essentials we needed for our week long trip. We were close to shops and restaurants as well as walking distance to the beach. We will hopefully be returning at some point in the future. Thank you!
Julia W.
February 2024

Great location and excellent balcony
Jeffrey C.
February 2024

Amazing location, away from the noise and crowds closer to the airport in Kona. Half hour drive North from KOA was simple and straight forward. Unit close to waterfront, beach and golf courses. Beautiful mountain view from the wrap around lanai. The complex was quiet.
John P.
February 2024

We all loved this place. So clean and spacious. We will book again!
Moki H.
February 2024

Other than struggling with the TV situation, since we aren’t very tech-savvy, everything was absolutely fantastic! We love our time in this unit!
Pat & Carol M.
February 2024

Wonderful property excellent location top notch!!
Ed G.
February 2024

My daughter advised me that we would probably be more comfortable in this neighborhood 25 miles north of Kona. Was she ever right! Kona is kind of honky tonk, - lots of cheap little gift shops, noisy, crowded. This neigborhood is much quieter and relaxed. It is about a mile to the ocean, however there is parking, bathrooms and shade there if you choose to go. We spend more of our time at the pool. This unit is lovely. Perfect for a couple. The owner / manager was very responsive and helpful.
Mark T.
February 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely condo. The hosts, Terry and Nancy, have designed an exceptionally well-furnished condo with a great kitchen, excellent beds and baths, tasteful decor, a relaxing lanai, and an extensive collection beach gear (fins, snorkels, etc.). We would not hesitate to stay here again.
Bob M.
February 2024

Wonderful spot within an easy walk of the beach! Kitchen had everything we needed for cooking at home, nice pool and a little gym on site, best coffee shop with views at the Marriott down the street, and handy sand chairs for trips to the beach. Interior is dated but nicely maintained; 4 stars for cleanliness only necause the master shower needed a bit more attention. Otherwise a really nice, comfortable spot.
Anne M.
February 2024

Just an amazing condo. Managment was so good and reached out to us just to make sure all was well. Have recommended this unit to all our friends and can't wait to book it again.
Todd B.
February 2024

Overall, a pleasant stay. We were visiting for work reasons, and thus, did not use some amenities that would be important for people on vacation. For our purpose, an excellent set-up. The kitchen had all of the appliances and equipment we needed for cooking. The bed was comfortable. We did not use the other bedroom area. The problem with central AC meant use of portable air conditioners - thus bedrooms were cold and noisy. This should be resolved when AC system is repaired. Some minor issues with cleanliness noted in the bathrooms. Was great to be able to sit out on the lanai during the warm evenings. Not easy to initially find the building in the dark. Might help to have a map for guests to guide them after they enter the gate. Great location with easy walking distance to beaches, nearby resorts and shopping.
Brad S.
February 2024

The condo is well appointed and has everything needed for a relaxing and very comfortable vacation. The kitchen is so well stocked and such a pleasure to use, the lanai with its 180 degree view and walking distance to so many things along with the amazing pool was very much enjoyed! Communicating with the owner Ven and on site staff Nancy- who took the time to cool down the place before we arrived- was a breeze. We kept the sliding doors open much of the time and with the nice breeze, we didn't feel the need for AC. We had such a lovely vacation that we are already planning our return.
Sonia B.
January 2024

david m.
January 2024

Would need new matress and larger beds in room 2. Well equipped and perfect view of Mauna Kea
jean philippe l.
January 2024

Everything about this spot was great. Large condo is a great location. Clean, comfortable, close to the beach.
Jill K.
January 2024

We enjoyed two weeks in January. We walked to almost everything. The listing is accurate and the condo has everything you’d need.good communication with the owner and the property manager. Can’t wait to revisit!
Kathleen W.
January 2024

Thanks so much, we really enjoyed our brief stay - incredible views with two excellent patios - we would stay again.
Matthew J.
January 2024

Everything was suburb. Condo was exceptionally clean, amenities ++, close to everything, very peaceful next to the golf greens, from lanai sun rise, had many dinners on the lanai dining table & having the George Forman was a bonus. Very close to walk to A-beach & shops. Would recommend this condo & would love to come back here again. ☀️😎
marion h.
January 2024

This was probably the nicest and cleanest vacation rental we have ever stayed in. Absolutely spotless, comfortable. The surrounding complex was lovely. The only drawback was that it was quite a drive (45 minutes) from the best snorkeling on the island. Despite that, we would stay here again!
Gretchen T.
January 2024

Good location and comfortable accommodations. Our stay was nice, we really enjoyed relaxing on the lenai!
Hailey M.
January 2024

The condo was great. We especially enjoyed the lanai which is the biggest we have ever had in Hawaii. The best part is that it faces two sides so there is always a shaded portion. In fact the entire condo is quite roomy. There was plenty of space for our family of four. We did not use the AC. We just opened the windows and turned on the fans. We would definitely stay here again if we go back to the Big Island.
Jonathan C.
January 2024

Very close to everything there and nice walking paths
Jim M.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We spent Christmas week 2023 at this property. It is lovely, clean, spacious, quiet and comfortable. We especially enjoyed the wrap around lanai; it faces mostly west so it is shady and cool in the mornings and frames a beautiful sunset in the evenings. This property has the best equipped kitchen I've seen in 10 years of renting VRBO's; no need to cook in stages because there weren't enough pans or serving dishes. This kitchen had everything our family cooks needed. The property is well positioned to take advantage of the local pub, the Hilton resort and the Marriott Christmas buffet. We used the pool, hot tub and outdoor grills with great enjoyment. Best of all, everything worked. We highly recommend this property.
Frank M.
January 2024

Everything about this condo was lovely! Newly renovated, immaculately clean, conveniently near beach access and shops, quiet neighborhood. Property manager was extremely quick to respond to me. We will definitely look into staying here again next time we visit Waikoloa.
Cindy S.
January 2024

We had everything we needed for a memorable family vacation. The property management was responsive, courteous and professional. We appreciated that they provided enough essentials to last a week. And the welcome basket was a real treat. Thank you!!
Desiree S.
January 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay in Reg and Sue’s condo six years after our first. They’ve made some lovely improvements that made our stay so comfortable. The new lanai furniture is perfect for enjoying a morning coffee listening to the birds or relaxing with a book. The condo has everything needed to make meals and enjoy the beach. We love A Beach nearby and Hāpuna beach a little further north for great boogie boarding. Giada beach is a close walk for lovely sunsets. Bring a chair and enjoy the sunset on the coral beach. We look forward to our next visit!
Jacqueline B.
January 2024

We really enjoyed our stay. The condo is really well located, a pretty short walk to the beach and the two shopping centres (King's Shops and Queen's Marketplace). The onsite pool was good and it was nice to have access to the fitness centre. The condo itself is nicely appointed and is really comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked (a refreshing change from some VRBOs we have stayed at). It was great to watch the sunsets from the lanai. The condo also comes with all the beach gear you need (umbrella, chairs, snorkel gear, coolers etc.) which was great. If you stay here you won't be disappointed.
Nick M.
January 2024

We stayed a week here and it was great! There was plenty of space. The kitchen was fully equipped for cooking. The beds for comfy. It was exactly what we wanted in the unit. The location was great right in Waikola village with plenty to see and do, plus a good launching spot for our trips around the island. Michelle was great and all of the logistics of check in, check out, codes, internet connection, etc was extremely smooth.
Keith K.
January 2024

This condo is clean and well-stocked and has a great layout and an especially spacious lanai. Closeness to the pool was very convenient. Grills were close by in a central area, which we liked (other complexes have grills spread all over the place and you can waste time searching for an available one). The complex is also very well located, within walking distance of the shoreline, Hilton, and the Kings Shops. Owners replied quickly and helpfully to our inquiries. We've found everything we needed in this condo and we'd love to stay in it again.
Laurentiu B C.
January 2024

The property was in very nice condition and precise in its description. The property manager was very customer friendly. Best of all, every kitchen and beach need was readily available!
Marvin E.
January 2024

We have vacationed in this area many times. This was the best condo we’ve had. Clean, quiet, beautiful views of the sunrise over the mountain, close to the ocean & walking distance to the shopping areas. The owners were very responsive to any questions we had. The kitchen was well supplied with all the equipment we would need. The pool is an unheated lap pool, so we didn’t spend much time there. We were so happy with our stay and had a wonderful time! We’d stay here again in a heartbeat!
Janette S.
January 2024

The Good: The condo is in a great location in the Waikoloa Beach Resort. We enjoyed easy walking access to shopping, etc. Kitchen was well stocked. Lots of beach items in the closet on the lanai. Very large common spaces. Huge lanai with golf course views. The Bad: The air conditioner is tied to a 6-hour manual turn dial that must be twisted to activate the air conditioner. This led to many nights where my wife or I had to get up once it was uncomfortable and turn the dial to activate the air conditioner. Very annoying and NOT something to be expected. The bed in the master has a very noticeable sag to it and wasn’t comfortable. It badly needs replaced. The master bath and nightstands regularly had tiny ants that would invade anything that was left on them, including cell phones. We couldn’t leave our phones charging in either location without having to clean ants off of them afterwards. The condo is very dated and has deteriorated tiles in the master bath and kitchen. The fans in the living room and master bedroom are difficult to operate and antiquated. The host had to come to the condo and get them working properly. Because of the odd way the air conditioning is started and has to be manually restarted often, the fans were a necessity. For paying Christmas holiday rates, we were disappointed with the overall condition of the condo and expected a better experience. We have stayed in this area 10+ times, but it was our first and last experience at Vista Waikoloa.
Will M.
January 2024

My family enjoyed the best time here. The condo, located in a prime area, is beautiful, comfortable, well appointed, and spacious. Views from the two expansive lanais are amazing. Great memories were made early each morning when my family would gather on the lanai to sip coffee and enjoy the stunning sunrise over Mauna Kea. Communication with the owners was excellent. We'll be back next year!
Shannon D.
January 2024

A quiet, well equipped, comfortable unit. The location of the unit makes it a tad dark inside, even when the sun was shining.
Lenore M.
January 2024

The location to the pool was great! The condo had everything we could possibly need and Gretchen was available right away for anything that came up! Can't wait to come back again!
Bruce B.
January 2024

We had a great stay in this wonderful property. I would highly recommend it and will definitely look into renting it again when we head back to the big island.
Garrett H.
January 2024

Large open concept condo with many upgrades, and panoramic view through 2 glass walls with sliders. 2nd bedroom with twin beds has sliding 3 panel wall to fully separate the space. Gated community with elevators to access upper floors. Every detail was covered. Would absolutely stay here again
Anita R.
January 2024

The apartment I stayed in was very clean and accommodating. Beautiful view. Very nice property managers . So far , every rental I have made through Vrbo in Hawaii has been great.
A guest from Boca Raton, FL A.
December 2023

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