Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
About Dennis Fransen
Self Employed. Love to Travel, Love adventure and Love living in Hawaii!
Dennis Fransen purchased this Townhome in 2007
Why Dennis Fransen chose Kahaluu Bay
Location Location...a few minute walk to the beach, next to a great shopping and dining area. Close to great snorkeling, diving, and golfing.
What makes this Townhome unique
Golfing, Beach-combing, snorkeling, diving, sailing, swimming, great walks, great biking, dining, shopping, the list is endless!!!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Extremely Family Friendly
This condo is amazing! Extremely clean and spacious! We had a family of 7 and were not on top of each other at all. The pool has a grill so easy dinner clean ups. Very convenient location for stores and beaches. Close to downtown Kona. Dennis was always available to us and was a wealth of knowledge for local advice. Highly recommend!!
Our family of 6 had a wonderful stay at this condo near Kona. It is part of a beautiful complex with a big pool and hot tub. We especially loved having our own barbecue and eating outside. The condo furnishings and appliances were all top notch.
The owners were super accommodating and made sure things went well!
We would definitely stay here again.
Great condo in great location
Well kept up, clean. Great for families. Near everything on Kona coast. Pool.
Great, very up-to-date condo in an easy location!
We went to the Big Island for a family wedding. The condo was very comfortable for our family. The condo more than met our needs.
It is in a quiet part of Keahou but very conveniently located. Our host did a great job of staying in contact with me before the trip and also once we arrived. Dennis gave me a lot of very useful local info to make the most of our stay. He also made it clear that he was available should I need more help/info (Thanks, Dennis!)
The location is awesome! There is a KTA grocery store (and strip mall) next to the complex. Short walk for all the food shopping and supplies you need for the house. The shopping center is also the site for a weekend farmer's market. The snorkeling beach is about a 10-15 min walk. Kona Country Club (public course) is also very close; just a few minutes by car.
What seemed to be the "main" tourist activity area at the top of Alii Drive (north) is a nice scenic 15-20 min drive away. A slow drive along the ocean and then you run into the kitschy tourist areas. Fun area and easy to access from our site.
The condo is in great condition with modern decor and amenities. Very comfortable house in a safe, gated community. The master bedroom is huge with full bath. Other rooms are comfortable in size and share the hall bath. The house has ceiling fans through out to keep the house cool. Great balconies off the 2nd floor bedrooms for evening relaxation. Beds were very comfortable. Very well appointed kitchen allowed us to make meals at home when we wanted to.
There were also boogie boards and beach/pool toys in the garage that the kids were able to use. BBQ grill on the outside patio and the pool were available. Very easy parking just steps from the front door.
We had a great trip and would definitely come back and look forward to staying here again. Many thanks to our host, Dennis, for all of the information about the house and the area!
Property beautifully designed in stunning grounds with a pool enjoyed in very hot glorious weather.
Everything was fine, although there were a few minor issues, downstairs TV didn't work although to be fair we didn't follow this up as it was not an issue with us. Kitchen had everything we needed with the exception of cups/mugs as we were 6 adults & like our hot drinks! Also crockery was quite chipped. A few cleanliness issues, we had to wash the high chair seat cover as this was very stained & high chair itself covered in sand as it had been in the garage, also mattress cover very stained which we noticed when we stripped the bed. We were contacted by the owner halfway through our stay to request we do not put any clothes to dry on the balconies as this was an issue with the complex & somebody had complained. This is such a shame as we hadn't used the tumble drier at all up until this point, thinking of environmental issues, from then on we tumbled everything with the exception of sports/swimming gear but the only place to dry this was to allow it to drip dry in the shower which is not ideal. We did mention perhaps a large clothes airer in the garage may be the answer to this but bearing in mind how hot the weather was it is such a shame there is no washing line. We only mention these points as there is an extra charge for cleaning which is not really acceptable unless standards are higher. We loved the pool & had it to ourselves most of the time. Lovely to have beach towels provided & lots of beach equipment , this is very thoughtful of the owners.
We do thank this guest for there nice review, and glad to hear everything was fine, but did need some attention. it is our goal to have all 5 star reviews and we do take the reviews serious and do make and corrections that may need to be done.
This guest did make note in their review of a t-v not working in the living room,
this can happen but seldom, we have our cleaners test the t-vs when they clean and have them call if there is a issue and we can get the situation corrected very quickly, in this case unfortunately the guest did not reach out to us until after they left, but this was a easy adjustment.
The high chairs are stored in the garage, and should have been washed down by our cleaners when the previous guest left, the cleaners we have are very good and conscientious, If there are issues of cleaning and we get the report from the guest our cleaners are happy to go back and make the correction graciously.
Regarding clothing on the Lani, We do have a small sign in the condo under information that askes that no towels, swim ware, clothing be hung out on the Lani to air out or dry, our HOA is very strict about that as they want the property to look appealing and neat and will warn first, but will fine if it is not corrected, I do agree that it would be convenient to be able to have a dry line, but we are restricted. the shower and tub areas work best for that if someone prefers not to use the dryer in the laundry area. This guest did report that there is a extra charge for cleaning, we do want to make it clear that we only have one cleaning charge which is stated clearly on the vrbo site, we do not charge any extra charge unless there was some extraordinary, and abnormal cleaning to be done after a guest leaves, which was not the case, in this stay.
We have talked to the cleaner regarding sheet/cover on the Play and Pac.
that should not have been stained, we are very strict about that and have handled that issue !
Lastly, we are constantly replacing glass and dishes, as this goes with the territory, my wife does a great job keeping that area up to date, we inventory and replace on a regular basis, and am absolutely sure she will be on that very quickly, when we get back to the island.!
We do strive for 5 star reviews and do thank this guest for their input, and welcome them back any time .
Dennis and Cheryl
Nice condo and convenient location
Dennis, the owner, is very nice, personable and accommodating. When we had question, Dennis always personally called with the answers.
The condo is conveniently located within short driving distance to the market and the beach that we loved going to "Magic Sand Beach". Very quiet neighborhood. We got mostly everything we needed at the house. We could see the ocean from the lanai. Overall, it was a good place to stay but we could use the showers with more pressure.
This is a beautiful property, finely appointed with Hawaiian décor. Sunset views are plentiful from the lanai. It is located on 2 spacious levels, with 3 large bedrooms (all located on the 2nd floor), and 2.5 baths. The gourmet kitchen comes fully stocked with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and Italian cabinetry - everything to satisfy your culinary tastes, and the open floor plan make it easy to entertain guests. Within easy walking distance to shopping, activities, restaurants, theater and beaches, including the famed Kahaluu Beach Park...the Big Islands best known snorkel beach. There is also a free trolley that can take you right into Kona town.