|Minimum Stay||3 - 10 nights|
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Spinner dolphins, whales, surfers, boogie boarders and that is just what you will see from your lanai! Inside you can relax in our newly renovated, air-conditioned condo. You may not want to stay inside much though because there is so much to do in the area including snorkeling at the beach just next door. It will be a long remembered vacation which you will want to repeat.
This comfortable condo has a newly remodeled, completely equipped kitchen. We are continually updating furniture. (This year we put in a gorgeous new shower.) This end unit has extra windows giving plenty of light. It is the most convenient location in the complex: just steps from the pool, BBQs, and covered parking. Internet and domestic long distance calling are provided at no cost in the unit as well as snorkels, fins, beach chairs, umbrella, etc. for fun at the beach.
Shopping, restaurants and a spectacular farmers' market are only a few minutes walk. We have a lovely beach next to the complex and the famous Disappearing Sands beach only two miles down the road. Go a little further and find more fish than you can imagine while you snorkel at Kahaluu.
Here we are on the lanai looking at the surfers with our beautiful grand-daughter Evelyn. We live in Livermore, California, for ten months of the year and enjoy the Big Island for the other two. We purchased our unit in 2003 and have enjoyed it even more than we expected. Since we have retired, we like to have projects. Chuck and his brother put in the cabinets in the kitchen. I got to do the tiling and painting.
The Owner purchased this condo in 2003
Being an end unit, we have the extra windows giving lots of light. The lanai is shaded in the afternoon so that you have a wonderful ocean view, and the temperature is perfect. We are close to town so we leave our car in the lot and walk to restaurants, farmers' market, the pier, the ice cream shop, et cetera.
One of our favorite activities is our mini-ironman...we run to the pier in the morning(part of the marathon section of the Ironman), and then swim out to the third or fourth buoy (a very small part of the swimming section of the Ironman). Then we walk home stopping at Bruce's (Java on the Rock) for a latte nui loa.
We also enjoy the Aloha Stroll through town on the third Sunday of the month.
We found the unit clean, quiet and cool. Great pool area. Locals claim the Kona Reef has one of the best pools in the area. Some bath fixtures need updating, but no big deal. There is a road next to the building, when cars make the corner at night the headlights flash into the bedroom. If you drive everyday like we did, traffic on Alii Drive can be busy in the afternoon.
We would come back.
We had a wonderful stay in this condo. The location can't be beat it is a short walk to town which was very convenient. It was equipped with everything you need, a well stocked kitchen (including complimentary Kona coffee), beach chairs (Tommy Bahama), snorkeling gear, beach towels, small cooler, and free wifi. I have to say that the King bed was extremely comfortable. We watched spinner dolphins and whales from the pool area. We would not hesitate to stay here again. If there was a down side it would be that the rocker in the living room is not comfortable, so that leaves the sofa which is comfortable, and with just the two of us it was fine.
Great place for a couple - plenty of room; clean and well-maintained. Had everything we needed for a few days stay; we appreciated the welcome coffee & snacks. Ali'i Drive is bustling and active/touristy, but easy to get to more traditional feeling Hawaii with easy drive. Adjacent beach access and easy to walk for nice meal or sun down drinks. Would stay here again.
We spent our entire time in the immediate area and loved the location. Lots of places withing walking distance and a short drive to Safeway for food shopping although the ABC Store is convenient for those smaller, needed items that can be obtained without driving. Unit is clean, comfortable and well furnished. Ample supply of towels, spices and laundry stuff. Lots of local information is in the condo so one doesn't need to bring extra materials or collect the airport magazines. Plus it is quiet with a nice view from the lanai. Good parking is available that is off street and covered if one so desires to utilize the garage area. Although the reviews are mixed, we enjoyed the Habaneros Grill, a very short walk away.
My husband and I stayed here for the Ironman, the condo is the perfect location - walkable to everything yet quiet, easy access to the beach, great view and clean. Carol also has it stocked with anything you would need for the week. Carol was a wonderful host, readily available to answer any questions. They were even out on the Ironman course cheering!!! We would love to stay here again when we visit Kona - thank you so much for hosting us!
Can't wait to do this all over again. The only thing we would change is the length of stay. We would make it longer.
Carol was the perfect VRBO owner as she communicated with us at any time. We had absolutely zero issues with her condo.
Aloha and mahalo.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 25 2017
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|cleaning||$89 + Tax|
Hawaii tax number TA-158-335-1808-01 and GE-158-335-1808-01