Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Dennis Fransen
Hello! Thanks for taking a look at my properties! I'm an avid traveler, and a self-employed entrepreneur. My wife and I call the Big Island of Hawaii home for half the year, and the other time we travel between Montana, or wherever our heart desires. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends, especially when sharing a beautiful Hawaiian sunset! We have 5 properties on the Big Island and we're seasoned hosts - having done this over a decade. Our property numbers are: 11826, 26201, 210469, 206890, and 848068. Hope you choose to stay with us!
Dennis Fransen purchased this Condo in 1996
Why Dennis Fransen chose Puako
Love the location, really close to the beach, shopping and restaurants. Great community of condos and amenities, with prime location for access to everything you need.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Families are always welcome!Families are always welcome!
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Spacious and convenient
We had a lovely stay in Big Island. The spacious apartment with large lanai was very welcome and a good airconditioning unit that covered the entire apartment also great for the warm and windless days. Our property owner was very responsive and although there wasn’t really internet available and cell reception was also poor it didn’t bother us as much. We appreciated the ability to create a play and good bed room for our daughter. The area was also great because of shops close and the other owners organized a great Halloween party. Swimming pool end of day was perfect to cool down. Overall totally recommend the property.
Better than a resort!
This place was very clean, organised, spacious, quiet and was fully stocked with plenty of kitchenware etc.
It’s extremely close to the resorts and amenities at Waikaloa village, and the onsite pool was private, warm and beautiful...no need for a resort!
Dennis was very attentive to our initial issues with getting in and was really pleasant to converse with.
Great for families or couples.
We would definitely stay here again.
The unit is large and spacious. It could use a little TLC and a deep clean. Kitchen could also use some common items. No scissors, colander/strainer, coffee grinder was small and not that reliable. Kitchenware is dated. The lanai is very spacious, would have been nice if the tile flooring of the lanai had been washed prior to our arrival. The light over the shower in the master bath did not work and there several burned out light bulbs when we arrived. All issues I mentioned are easily fixed. Short walk to beach which is nice.
We do appreciate reviews from our guests, this is the best way for us to make sure we do better as we strive for 5 star reviews and if you check our reviews on all of our properties most all are 4 or 5 star reviews and mostly 5 star. we strive to have our cleaners do a great job every time and if they miss the mark we call them and be sure the issue is taken care of properly and they do it with a smile, again this is far and few between. If a guest were to call us while they are staying and have a concern we would address it right away, not after the guest leaves. when this guest addressed the issues in their review after they had stayed, my wife and I went over to see what had been missed. Our cleaners had been there of course before the review was left. we wanted to see for ourselves before the cleaners were aware of the report we had received on vrbo.
We are happy to say that the home was not tired and was clean. If the guest observed a tired or not clean condo we would have sent the cleaners back to take care of their concerns that day.
The guest mentioned the lack of scissors, it was in a drawer, guest said a colander was missing we could not find it either even though our inventory showed one, that has been replaced. There is a coffee grinder there and it does work fine, may not be a commercial grade but does work fine.
We did find one dinner plate chipped that was put in service less than one year ago, my wife replaced it last week after our inspection and did replace some other items not out of necessity but just did it to be sure we are updated. the only light bulb we did find not working was in the shower area and it was replaced with a long lasting bulb There are two wall switches that govern the lamps, if the switch on the wall is not turned on the lamps blubs will not turn on. (we only found one bad bulb). If a bulb does burn out and guest is not able to change a bulb we are more than happy to do that within a very short time.
Our cleaners do clean the Lani areas after each guest, we are often booked back to back but we do expect a thorough cleaning after each guest leaves and when we make our inspections randomly, we do expect the cleanings to be 5 star. This condo has been extensively remodeled within the last 3 to 4 years and is received very well by our guests. Sorry that the guest was upset that we could not give them a late 9PM check out but only to noon.
We do thank our many repeat guests.
Waikoloa Beach Resort
We were there to compete in the LavaMan Triathlon. The location was perfect for that event. The property was very nice and we felt safe. The rooms were spacious and fairly clean. We had a golf course view, which was better than a parking lot view.
A few days before we arrived, the property manager contacted us and asked if we would like a different location in Kona. Not being familiar with the area, we agreed to the other location. During the first night of our stay in Kona, we learned that the Kona condo was infested with mice. After a mouse crawled on one guest, we ended up having to get a room at another hotel for the night.
The property manager agreed to let us relocate to the original Waikoloa location, but spoke to us as if we were being dishonest about the mice we saw. He was able to get us into the Wiakoloa location, but was not able to have it cleaned first, so we had to clean it ourselves (reason for the poor rating) , with zero price adjustment.
The rest of our stay went well. As mentioned, this was the perfect location if you are participating in the LavaMan.
Very good home for our little family reunion.
Great pool and location.
Super customer service with kid Pac and Play - toys too!
Located across the street from the world-famous Hilton Waikoloa and just south of the Mauni Lani Resort and Fairmont Orchid Resort; the Vista Waikoloa is a GEM in the Waikoloa Village! The condo itself is spacious and well-appointed with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It offers spectacular views of the golf course and mountains, with a spacious lanai to sip your morning coffee and watch the sun rise over Mauna Kea. It is tucked into a quiet and private location in the complex.