Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2), Cal-King Bed, Garden/Mtn. views, Great Pool
Ginny is now a retired Nurse, having practiced in several specialties and taught Nursing at the College level for many years; 20 yrs at San Jose State Univ. (Professor) and Sonoma State Univ. She loves out-doors, back-packing, swimming, and since our Honeymoon (photo) snorkeling. Glen is a retired business executive of Pharmaceutical and more recently Biotechnology companies. He has a pharmacy degree and an MBA. Growing up he participated in several sports and later focused on water-skiing, snorkeling, and back-packing. Both of us were born in California--she in Oakland, he in Santa Cruz. We both attended college at UC Berkeley and UCSF. Glen got his MBA at Harvard. Our most favorite vacations are to Ginny's family cabin in Yosemite and our Hawaii properties. We live in a house that we completed building in 2000 on Glen's family mountain-top property in Soquel (Santa Cruz), CA
Glen purchased this Condo in 1994
Why Glen chose Kailua Kona
Over the years Glen traveled to Hawaii many times, mainly Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. Ginny and Glen went to several Hawaii islands on their Honeymoon in 1985. (Picture is at Kona Village) We have owned a time-share in Waikiki, a lovely condo at Poipu Beach in Kauai, and several vacation and long-term condos on the Big Island. Our favorite place to visit became Hawaii for the sports (e.g. snorkeling), sites all over the island, variety of scenery, birds, and the fact that this island is not yet ruined by Tourism and population. We now own properties only in KONA.
What makes this Condo unique
Since 1985 we had been coming to Kona Shores annually. In 1994 we decided to buy in this complex. We searched only the North wing as it was the most private area and had good garden views from the decks with lots of landscaping (and a parking lot) between the unit and the buildings of the property north of us--quite private and quiet! Being almost furthest West also separated us from the noise of busy Alii Dr. Also, we liked the floor plan--much better than the "1 BR" units at Kona Shores (where you enter into the bedroom, and the kitchen and living room are one and the same). The Studios have an entry Hall, with a separate room kitchen on the right and a sizable bathroom on the left. The living area has the bed area offset so you don't notice it when you enter from the front door--and get to look through the dining area to the glass slider door of the deck and out to the tops of Golden-fruited Palms.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Glen’s studio condo was perfect for our stay! My boyfriend and I were visiting my family for my little sisters graduation and it was just the right size for us! We enjoyed the spacious lanai and all the great toys and beach gear they had available.
We look forward to working with him again. He made the whole experience so much easier!
Thank you so much Glen!
Great choice for Kailua Kona vacation
Enjoyed our stay at this property at Kona Shores. The unit was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The ocean side pool was great and never crowded. Very relaxing reclining in the lounge chairs hearing the waves crash the shore. The owners were great to work with and very accommodating!! We would definitely stay here again.
Easy and accurate booking - exceeded my expectations!
My stay in Paradise
I enjoyed my stay . This place was very clean and safe and quiet. I would recommend and also stay there again. I was fortunate to meet the owners of the unit I had rented and they were great people. Can’t wait to come back
Home in Paradise
Glen's place was clean, well appointed and had everything we needed to feel right at home. We loved our stay
The unit was super clean, the cupboards well stocked. Notes posted here and there helped ensure that we were doing things right. Because of my foot problem, I didn't think I would be able to remove my shoes as requested. But I gave it a try and the soft flooring throughout was a pleasant surprise. I could remove my shoes and not suffer adverse consequences.
There were very realistic looking flowers throughout the unit, giving it a homey feeling. For a studio condo it was roomier than expected.
We spent a lot of time outside on the lanai and made fairly good use of the pool. Designated parking space close to our building was a definite plus.
I had hoped that in an oceanfront condo we would be able to see the ocean, but all we had was a peek-a-boo glimpse from the lanai.
The neighbours were quiet. We rarely heard them and on those occasions it was always early and not a problem.
Our late booking and subsequent computer issues required more communication with the owner than what I suspect would be normal. He was always helpful and quick to respond.
Overall it was an above average experience and would recommend this rental.
Great snorkeling at many spots within 5 miles; others within 20 miles--best in HI. Good local beaches and one world class beach within 25 miles. Small town atmosphere with reasonable restaurants and shops. Picturesque walk along main drive, many areas open to ocean. Unspoiled!