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Ocean View from Lanai, King Bed, Wireless Internet Connection

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Great ocean view 1 bedroom condo, king bed, with updated kitchen at Casa de Emdeko, one of the best complexes in Kona. Most people come back year after year. Private sandy beach overlooks the lava rock coast. Two pools: one fresh water pool and the only salt-water pool on the Kona coast. Beautifully landscaped grounds with large community Cabana area for daytime relaxing, outdoor dining and/or romantic sunsets. Tiki torches and the palm trees complete the tropical atmosphere. You can't help but meet new people and make friends if sitting in the patio area at sunset. Gas grills available in Cabana area.

Laundry facility on the premises. Mini-mart and Deli in adjacent building and florist, hair salon, massage, etc. Walking distance to downtown Kona for shopping and restaurants or take the free shuttle.

Our condo is on the 2nd floor with a fantastic ocean view from the lanai and the living room. New lanai furniture makes it great to sit out on the lanai to relax or dine while you enjoy the ocean view. King bed in bedroom, Queen size convertible sofa in living room as well as another sofa which can be used as a single bed. Kitchen is fully stocked with pots & pans, dishes, utensils, etc. Oven/stove, microwave, dishwasher, ice-maker, coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, blender, toaster, etc. Two televisions with cable hookup (living room and bedroom), 1 bathroom off master bedroom. Ceiling fans throughout. Wireless internet connection available.

Beach towels, beach mats, beach chairs, boogie boards, cooler, and some snorkel gear available in condo. Iron/ironing board.

We require a $200 deposit to hold reservation. Full balance due 2 weeks before arrival. Full refund if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival date. We do not allow bicycles in our unit due to past damage. Leave your shoes at the front door (Hawaii style) and no smoking please!

Keywords: One Bedroom with Ocean View

More Details

Owner
Nancy Rogers
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Nancy Rogers

I live in Sherman Oaks, CA. I am a banker. I bought this unit from my mother, who lived at the Casa de Emdeko for 30 years. My husband and I rehabbed the condo when we bought it several years ago.

Nancy Rogers purchased this condo in 2004

Why Nancy Rogers chose Kailua-Kona

We purchased the condo after many wonderful visits to the Casa, where we always met wonderful people.

What makes this condo unique

Our unit has a beautiful view and privacy because it is on the 2nd floor. In our opinion there is nowhere as relaxing and rejuvenating as Kona and you will never run out of things to see on the Big Island.

Map

Car: recommended

Easy day trip to volcano to see an active volcano, view lava tubes and steam vents, or day trip to Hilo, Waimea and/or Akaka falls, Beautiful orchid farms in Hilo, Historic irrigation system canoe rides through tropical terrain and tunnels, Visit observatory on Mauna Kea and view the stars, Ski Mauna Kea (in season), Hike or jeep ride in Waipio Valley, Night dives with Manta Rays, Snorkel or kayak at Captain Cook (often spinner dolphins cruise this bay), Visit the ancient Hawaiian City of Refuge, Visit coffee plantations, Enjoy a luau or local hula show, Horseback riding on slopes of Mauna Kea, and much more!

Amenities

Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Large cabana area for relaxing or entertaining; private sandy beach (no ocean access); fresh and salt water pools; laundry facilities in complex; convenience store; florist; massage services and swimsuit store located adjacent to complex; lovely garden area; unassigned parking for one car; wireless internet connection available.

Reviews

3.3/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Ocean View from Lanai, King Bed, Wireless Internet Connection
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 6 reviews
4

Very Nice View and perfect for our vacation.

  • 4 of 5

Was pleasantly surprised at the view, and the comfort of this unit. Amenities were great. We felt at home...Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it!
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3

Nice location, beautiful grounds, okay condo

  • 3 of 5

Condo was not cleaned when arrived so I called property managers. They told me they haven't managed the property for 3 months but gave me owners number. She offered to take off one night's rent. However, I have not yet received the refund after three weeks. I cleaned the bathrooms, floors and changed the bedding myself. The huge overflowing and damp basket of laundry from previous renters remained in the entry our entire visit. Fortunately there were enough extra towels and linens that we didn't have to worry about running out. The unit is very well equipped with everything you need. The pools and grounds are wonderful and the location is great. Be aware that the only bathroom is off the bedroom so if more than one couple share the condo, they have to go through the bedroom to access the bath...very inconvenient in the middle of the night. The shower head is clogged and needs replacing. The condo has a nice kitchen, comfortable bed and nice view.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, I had a misunderstanding with my on-island management. I thought they were still managing the unit until 2018, which was not the case. That has been corrected and the new manager information was just sent to my new manager to put into the information book. As far as cleaning the unit, that was my mistake in not notifying my cleaner. She offered to clean the unit as soon as we heard it had not been done, but you indicated you could make the bed and it would be fine since I was refunding one day's rental. I wrote refund the check the day you arrived and mailed it the next day, so I have no idea why you did not receive it for 3 weeks. I will check my account immediately to see if it has cleared. The shower head was fixed the day after I heard about it. I apologize for the issues you had and hope that this did not ruin your vacation. I usually always tell my renters that the bathroom is only accessible through the bedroom, which can make it awkward if you are not traveling with close family. I don't know if I knew you had more than 2 for the rental, but might not have noticed as your reservation came in when I was also on vacation. Again, I apologize.
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3

Lovely condo but poor communication

  • 3 of 5

Condo was lovely, but the biggest grief about our stay was the lack of communication overall throughout the process. Only communication was through VRBO emails and proactively looking at the app. I was supposed to receive a key code prior to arrival (wasn't sure when or how I would receive the info - VRBO app, email, text after check-in time?) and essentially had to call the two local property managers, email the property owner, and call the cell, work, and finally home phone number to get the key code from the owner several hours AFTER check-in time. Also disappointing that I never received a call back from the two local property managers.

In any case once we successfully entered the condo, the pros of the place include:

- Great property location and amenities: laundry facilities, gorgeous salt water pool by the ocean, lovely cabana area to grill and relax, and very well maintained common area.

- Condo has everything you need: scuba gear, beach towels, beach toys for kids, beach mats, coolers, beach chairs, kitchen appliances/dishware/cookware/utensils, sun hats, extra linen

- Beautiful ocean-themed decorations to enhance your vacation experience

- Lanai/patio with amazing view of the ocean while eating meals

- Stored supplies if anything was missing/broken (e.g. one of the lamps was missing a light and night lights didn't work, but extra bulbs were available to replace

Cons were the following:

- Terrible shower pressure - water was hot, but pressure/shower head needs help

- White towels were nice and plush, but several had random stains on them

- Property advertises wireless communication, but it's public and not secured

- Lack of communication: lack of key code stated above, but also the binder with property rules didn't have anything useful about where things were located on the property, hours, or how to access, also check-in/check-out instructions were buried in VRBO app, which would have been nice to include in the binder.

Overall a great property and condo unit and had a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our property but I apologize for the issues you had. I appreciate you bringing to my attention the problem with the shower and the lamp. Both have been fixed. We do have a private wifi. The information for the wifi is in the notebook in the condo, which is usually out in plain sight. I am going to work on update the notebook to make the information more accessible. I was out of the country for about 10 days, which caused the issues with communication. I don't often travel and I didn't realize that I would not be able to access my phone during the trip. Thank you again for bringing these issues to my attention so that I could take care of them right away. I'm glad that overall you enjoyed your stay. Aloha - Nancy
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Not a great unit in a mediocre location

  • 1 of 5

The condo is on the small side and needs maintenance. Owner reported broken dishwasher. Owner did not reply to email regarding leaking from AC onto middle of narrow hallway.

Unit needed some paint and maintenance.

Cleaning between guests could be improved.

Buy bottled water for your stay. Tap water not very good to drink.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first time we have had a negative response from a renter. The dishwasher was repaired as soon as the parts arrived (parts take a while to arrive in Hawaii) and the A/C unit was also serviced as soon as we heard about it. I will check into the maintenance immediately as this is the first we have heard that the unit was not up to par. We have owned and rented out the unit for over 10 years and most of our renters are pleased with the unit, the view and the accommodations.
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4

A delightful property, beautifully kept and with very compatible neighbours.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely 2 weeks at Casa de Emdeko. We were warmly welcomed by many of the other residents, most of whom apparently return year after year. We spent a very enjoyable Thanksgiving pot luck dinner at the complex and found everyone very welcoming. It was extremely quiet during the daytime, and we often wondered where everyone had gone, but they all appeared at sunset, and that's when the party began!

The grounds were very well maintained and the pools, both fresh and salt water, were most enjoyable. There were some renovations to one of the suites going on while we were there which were quite noisy, and the water was turned off twice, but not for very long periods.

The unit is in very good repair, and has most of the necessities for a relaxing visit. We particularly enjoyed the lanai and had almost all of our meals there. It was lovely to have the pull-down blinds, as the morning sun was quite hot. We could have used a few more dishes, and a salad spinner, and we did buy and leave some wine glasses, but otherwise, everything was more than adequate, and all of the best quality. There were lots of linens and some very nice swim towels. We did have a little issue with the garbage disposal, but with one phone call the problem was quickly and efficiently resolved.

It was our first visit to the Big Island of Hawaii, and we enjoyed our very interesting (but long) day at the volcano and the many other adventures to various other parts of the island. We now understand why it is called the "Big Island"! and will likely pay a return visit some day. Thank you, N., for your hospitality. :)

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I.will have my manager check and get some new dishes and a salad spinner!! Thank you for the wine glasses! I'm glad everything else worked for you. I really appreciate your feedback! Aloha!
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Loved this Condo

  • 5 of 5

I just stayed here for 17 days. The condo was nicely furnished, very clean, and quiet. The bed was new and very comfortable. The lanai has nice views of the ocean. The location of the condo is perfect. Just a few minutes drive to downtown Kona or a 30 minute walk. There are several beaches within a few minutes drive. The best snorkeling beach is just a 5 min drive. I found the complex to be extremely well maintained. The landscaping was beautiful and all the common areas were kept impeccably clean. I loved the salt water infinity pool.

The owners were very nice and extremely helpful during my stay. I am a frequent visitor to Hawaii and I have been to Kona a dozen or so times but this was the nicest overall place I have stayed. I can't wait to go back to Casa de Emdeko and stay in this condo again.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 13.4%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.