"My wife and I LOVE to vacation in Hawaii. While planning this trip to the big island -- our third -- we were lucky enough to discover this very affordable condo right on Alii drive in the heart of Kailua-Kona. The condo is a wonderfully comfortable home base for great day-trips to anywhere on the big island. (There is even a reserved parking space in a covered lot. Very convenient!)
But you don't have to drive to enjoy several of the most popular places in Kona. There are a lot of great bars, restaurants, and shops nearby, all within easy walking distance. For example, immediately south of the building is the Island Lava Java restaurant. It's SO good, morning, noon, and night. Bonus: there's a great little tattoo shop nearby if you're considering taking home a lasting memory. (;->) There's a trolley service too, to take you to places that are a little farther than you care to walk.
The managers, Lisa and Mike, are amazing. They make arrival, orientation, and departure as simple and convenient as it can possibly be. And, it seems that they know just about everyone on the island, and vice versa. If you want to experience Hawaii -- more than just the typical tourist traps -- ask for and follow their advice. Sailing, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, hiking, general sight-seeing... ask them; they'll hook you up!
I have been very lucky to travel to a lot of places in my life. Without hesitation I can say that Hawaii is the most fascinating and enjoyable place I have ever been, and this condo is a GREAT place to call home while you're there.
The location is perfect. It's VERY comfortable, it had everything we needed; it's an awesome price-performer. The view of the ocean from the lanai is breathtaking. Having coffee there in the morning, and enjoying a glass of wine and the sunset in the evening... wow... you really MUST do yourself this favor. You will love it."
Guest: Tim C.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 29, 2015