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"The house is in a perfect location in regards to getting away from the tourists and yet being close enough to restaurants and sites. View is stunning and the amenities are spot on with the write up. Loved having the house to come home to after exploring the island. We spent 3 nights in Volcano (Hilo Side) and 4 nights here and for us this was a perfect way to split the island up with sightseeing. Yes the roster/chickens are there (note early morning cock-a-doodle-do's can be as early as 3am) however this really didn't effect us too much. Earplugs worked fine. The grounds are beautiful and everything was very clear once we got to the house (where to park, lights, appliances, etc). The pool is wonderful and no it isn't heated and that is fine by us - very refreshing and spectacular view. Glen at the cottage was wonderful and very friendly and we did not feel at all that having the cottage that close by affected our privacy or stay at all. The only thing that was a sad ending to our stay was that the gardeners came at 8am on our last morning. Although the house is very private, with the gardeners in the garden working there really was no privacy from them- which made changing and packing up a bit of a fun challenge :-)
All in all a fabulous place and we really enjoyed our stay."
Guest: Renee V.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
"We loved the condo. It was everything the pictures showed and reviews said. It was stocked with everything you could have possibly needed (for the most part). The kitchen was beautiful and we cooked mostly in the mornings for breakfast and sometimes later in the day coming back from trips around the island. The view was awesome and we slept with the screen doors open to the lanai to keep air moving. (The only downfall was waking up to the outside sprinklers going off at 5 a.m.) The unit is not air-conditioned but there are several ceiling fans and there was a floor fan and a counter top fan that we had to use in the bathroom area since it was hotter in there and there wasn't a vent fan. We used the washer and dryer several times which was great! Holly was wonderful to work with and had some great suggestions on where to go and where to eat. The only thing I would suggest to make it better is maybe better lighting in the bathroom since I had to have on at least 3 of the 4 lights in there to see to get ready, a door stop to keep the bathroom door open when getting ready, and another floor fan. It was very warm and humid when we were there so that probably didn't help.
We highly recommend a couple's massage at Body Rhythms. The restaurants we really liked were Kona Brewery, Humpy's, Ray's on the Bay at the Sheraton, and the Beachtree at the Four Seasons Resort in the Kailua-Kona area and Kohala Coffee Mill for sandwiches and Tropical Dreams ice cream in Hawi on the north shore. For things to do, we suggest the Fairwinds-Hula Kai morning snorkeling cruise and the night Manta Snorkel. Captain Kirk and his staff were great. Also, The Original Chocolate Factory, and the Greenwell Coffee Plantation were great. We also did a couple hikes at Pololu Valley Lookout on the north shore and the hike at Kilauea Iki volcano in the Volcanoes National Park on the southeast side.
The beach in front of the condo was not really a beach to lay out by but you did have to drive to most of the sandy beaches. There was a nice beach south of the condo about a mile and we enjoyed a morning there. I suggest going early to get a spot. All of the Hawaiians we met were very friendly and helpful and had that great hospitality.
We had an amazing vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii! We need to come back again to see all that we missed! Thanks so much, Holly, for a wonderful place and for the bottle of champagne for our 35th wedding anniversary!"
Guest: Lola M.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 10, 2015
"We had a great time in Kona! The location of the condo we stayed in was just perfect, right across Magic Sands Beach, really close to a very nice snorkeling beach; close to all kinds of restaurants and shopping centers and most of all, the privacy of the unit, including great parking spot. The staff at White Sands Village condos were very nice and welcoming. I appreciate the fact that the owners took the time to send me great tips and suggestions of places to visit and things to do, which we did most of them and had a blast. The unit is very well kept and I liked that they have snorkeling gear available for tenants to use; that saved us money in renting. I definitely recommend this condo and would love to come back sometime in the near future."
Guest: Socorro M.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 31, 2015