Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
About David Bartleman
Owned and operated by Mountain and Oceanfront Properties - John and Dee Bartleman. We fell in love with this unit and the Big Island while on vacation with no intentions to purchase anything! After visiting all the other islands, we quickly noticed that 'The Big Island' is not crowded and commercialized like the other Hawaiian Islands. Kailua-Kona is still quaint and beautiful which we loved. Plus we felt that The Big Island has to offer what all the other islands have to offer wrapped all in one island. It's hard not to fall in love with the REAL HAWAIIAN feeling and beauty. So, my husband and I were walking down Alii' Drive and stopped to 'just look' in the window of a Real Estate agency. To my surprise, my husband walked in and said I want to buy a condo on the ocean in Kona!!! The rest is history...... We have the best view and are the closet to the ocean that probably the Island has to offer. Our view is used for MANY other advertisements. What more can I say???? We fell in love... UPDATE...that was the beginning of our vacation rental business...we now own 5 plus buying a 6th soon! Check out our other properties on the link to 'other properties owner owns'
David Bartleman purchased this Condo in 2004
Why David Bartleman chose Kailua Kona
We plan to retire in our condo.
What makes this Condo unique
There is nothing more relaxing than being right on the ocean with the sounds of the ocean waves, not to mention the spectacular sunsets along with spinner dolphins and whales right below.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This was the perfect spot for the two of us!
The condo was great. The view was just what we needed. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped. Good, central location, set back from the street. The home was clean, simple and comfortable. The host was quick and pleasant with all communication. Thanks!!
The owners description is honest.
Tastefully decorated, quiet oceanfront condo. From the lanai we viewed beautiful sunsets, spinner dolphins and a whale flipping his tale. This property has a nice pool and hot tub. The location is close to beaches, restaurants and shops of Kailua-Kona. We would stay here again.
On arrival, the unit was spotless and exactly as described. We were hoping to be a bit closer to town but we used the town shuttle rather than drive as parking in town is hit and miss. We saw whales every day and spinner dolphins on several days, right from the lanai and without needing the binoculars.
Thanks for everything!
The condo is as advertised, ocean front and the views are amazing as are the sounds of the waves crashing on the rocks below. You'll love watching the sunsets, dolphins and whales (when they show up) from the lanai.
We arrived at the condo just after 5 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 25th to find that it had not been cleaned from the previous guests. It's very disappointing to have to change sheets, clean the bathroom, do dishes, etc. Kyle Cunningham never replied to our email and didn't provide his phone number. I was able to get ahold of the house cleaner and she was very apologetic and explained she was not informed that there was a back to back reservation. She did bring some supplies over that evening which was nice and she did clean it Sunday morning but we had to be gone while it was cleaned. At the very least Mr. Cunningham should have replied to my email and it would have been nice to have our cleaning deposit refunded for the inconvenience.
Some other things to be aware of and have been been mentioned by others include:
The bed. It's terrible. There are two large body sized divots that are impossible to avoid. You will naturally roll into them. The bottom line is that the mattress is worn out and needs to be replaced.
The AC works fine and we only used the bedroom unit to cool off the bedroom before going to bed. It is on a 4 our timer and it is LOUD. If you like white noise then it won't be a problem. We never used the AC unit in the living area.
The main TV did not have a remote and we could not turn it on.
I don't recall any reviews mentioning that this is a third floor unit and there are NO elevators. Not a big deal for us but it could be for others.
The pool is small, no kids toys allowed (common at most condo's) and it has a wall that prevents any view of the ocean when lying on a lounger.
There is no small ice chest for use at the beach or day trips.
Pros: Great Views, very close to town, all appliances worked, convenient parking, beach chairs, snorkel gear, beach towels.
The photos and good reviews are accurate
Sea Village is a great complex (this was my second stay at Sea Village, first at this unit), and this is a very nice unit within it. The view is perfect, just as in the photos. There's nothing between you and the water, listen to the waves as you go to sleep, perfect!
I chose this unit because it does have the option of air conditioning, but we didn't end up using it at all. We were fine using the fans and leaving the windows and lanai door open to get the breeze. We stayed in the winter, not the summer, but the weather was in the low 80s outside and we were comfortable within the condo. Everything inside the unit was in good condition except for a troublesome spot on the popcorn ceiling that dropped some white material down onto the rug. The bed has some dips in the memory foam but it's not bad.
As with any condo that provides "extras" for your convenience, don't count on them as a previous renter may have jacked it up somehow or straight ran off with it. I couldn't find a cooler anywhere. Or a coffee grinder, but it wasn't a big deal, I just bought a new one and left it there. So anyone renting after November 2017... buy your delicious Kona coffee whole bean! Grind with freedom! Coffee maker that was provided works just fine.
The washer and dryer in this unit is small so don't overload it, but both the wash and dry cycles are very speedy so you can probably bring half the clothes you think you need! Laundry pod type HE soap works great so that you don't have to worry about over loading the washer, which is plastered with warnings about how Pele's wrath will rise against you with the white hot fury of 10,000 burning suns if you bust the washer with your over enthusiasm for soap, or the wrong choice of soap.
This unit is really nicely located. The main shops and restaurants of Ali'i Drive are about 1 mile away. If you're walking at a pokey pace it's probably 15 minutes. I recommend walking when you can, because parking at peak times down there is bananas.
The only downside to this stay is that the permanent resident neighbors didn't like us! I heard the woman complaining "LOOK AT ALL THIS MUD THEY TRACKED UP HERE!" and then heard the man saying "WELL THEY'D BETTER GET OUT HERE AND CLEAN IT UP!" We had not gone anywhere muddy at all. All shoes were clean. I went outside anyway to search for this mud and I couldn't even find a mess to clean up. They gave us the stink eye for the rest of the stay, and did make us feel like an imposition.
What a spectacular view of the ocean!!!!!!!
You sent a message12 hours ago
Kyle... As we are ready to move on to next island, our first trip to Hawaii and our first stay in Big Island was a good move, without a doubt a spec liar view of the ocean, right after in front of the condo. Wow.... Very comfortable place to stay!!!!!! Mahalo.....
Definitely, we would give this place high 5 stars, will return and recommend friends.
The downside are:
1. Need blind in the patio. Afternoon sun make room too warm!
2. Master bedroom mattress, definitely, need to be replace. It cause my back sore in the am!!!!!
3. TVs... We were not able to watch any shows, only one channel! We were not able to figure out with 2 remotes. Suggestion...put instructions on how to use tvs remotes and list of channels available in the blue book.
Again, Mahalo for letting us to stay at your place. Such a gorgeous place to stay, we loved it!!!
Terry & Nyla Hostin"
Parasailing, surfing, boogie boarding, the BEST snorkeling on island right on Alii' Drive. Watch the Dolphins right from your private Lanai and Whales in the winter! Kona is Hawaii's best kept secrets. A small fishing village full of Hawaiian culture. Watch the cruise boats sale into the sunset. Very Romantic!