"My friend and I stayed for two weeks in this ideal condo on the Big Island, on the Kona side. If you're looking for a casual, comfy, homey and very inviting Hawaii condo with everything you need and a truly stunning view right over the surf, this is it! The condo is extremely well located, just ~five minutes up the road from a local favorite snorkeling spot to see big sea turtles and many beautiful fish! The Kailua-Kona downtown and shops/stores/restaurants are also just up the road in the other direction, for whatever you may need.
The view off the private lanai looks directly over the lovely waves, surf and tide pools. Local surfers and boogie boarders hang out there and enter the surf all day, from sunup to sundown. Very entertaining to watch them surf! Turtles enjoy the rocks and tide pools here, too. The nightly gorgeous sunsets from the lanai are sublime. And you can hear the beautiful sea as you sleep if you want to; the master bedroom is right off the lanai!
The condo was clean, well-stocked with linens, cookware and thoughtful basics to help us enjoy a great vacation. We liked that it wasn't overly fancy and unnecessarily overpriced, but very homey and comfortable. We easily cooked, did our laundry, snorkeled, parasailed, visited coffee farms and small towns close by, enjoyed road trips, walked around the local markets, enjoyed restaurants nearby in Kailua-Kona, etc. And visiting The Place of Refuge is an easy highlight from here, also.
We also found the owner very responsive, helpful and friendly. Everything went very smoothly.
A rental car helps you get to these places and truly enjoy the Big Island--there's so much to see and do from here!
We have snorkeled multiple places in Hawaii, Mexico and The Bahamas, but snorkeling nearby and at Kealakekua/Captain Cook, both easily done when staying here, have been the best by far!
When we come back to Hawaii's Big Island, this is the place."
Date of Stay: October 2015
Review Submitted: November 13, 2015