About the property
- Condo1280 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Nicely Appointed w/Local Art in 2 Bed/2 Bath Spacious Apt.
JULY 2018 RATES have been discounted due to our scheduled roof replacement for Vistas building “E” to start this summer. Please note that the initial tear down will be noisy, but If your preference is to be outside (Beach or pool ) during the day, then consider staying. Quiet times are always Sunday's and everyday from 5pm on. Please also note that you may/may not have use of the lanai for the first days of roof replacement. As this is Hawaii, schedules are always fluid........and therefore, the rates have been extended into August. Reasonable offers will be considered.
Waikoloa boasts sunny days while the views from E304 never cease to amaze. As you enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail from your (381 square feet ) large lanai, you will have great views of the bay and Hualalai Mountain. (another currently dormant volcano) Stay in this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, top floor ocean view unit that is protected by the winds.
The Vistas are a most convenient place to stay, without the added costs of resort and parking fees. The Hilton across the street has just raised its resort fee to $40/day and their parking fee is $30. (Both of which are also subject to taxes)
This master planned luxury resort has two golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, JR. of which the Vistas is situated next to the Beach Golf Course. Across the street is Aneho'omalu Bay ('A-Bay') located between the Marriott and Hilton Waikoloan Hotels. "Lava Lava" Beach Bar, located across the street, is a fabulous place for a glass of wine or Mai Tai. Sign up for the Dolphin Encounter, Whale Watch Cruises, or stroll the Hilton hotel gardens and take a tram or boat ride.
Our top floor unit has fabulous views of 'A Bay'! A hammock on the lanai is wonderful for a quick nap. The apartment has many original pieces of art-oils and watercolors from local artists, and , many are also available for your purchase.
All the essentials of home are available to you as well, We have a well stocked pantry and essentials not found in your typical rental: bathroom toiletries, plenty of toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish washer tablets, olive oil, salt n pepper, etc.....and much much more. The kitchen includes a brand new oven and dishwasher, while the washer and dryer are also new.
The master bedroom has a king bed, ceiling fan, flat screen t.v and ensuite master bathroom is newly renovated (pictures will be added to the website ) with double bowl sinks, a shower and tub. There are custom merabau wooden sliders to darken the bedroom room for sleeping.
The second bedroom consists of a queen bed, ceiling fan and plenty of drawers for clothes. There are sliders for privacy. The second (renovated) bathroom is just off the entryway hall and has a toilet, wash basin, and shower. There is a large washer and dryer, both of which are front loaders.(unlike many rentals which feature smaller ones that barely wash a single king sheet)
The kitchen is upgraded with new appliances and granite counters. It has all the conveniences of home such as stocked condiments, plenty of laundry detergent, dish washer pellets, etc. No need to shop for these items.
Dining is for 6 persons with seating for 3 at the breakfast bar. A wine refrigerator is operational and available for your use. Living room has large ceilings with a ceiling fan, large flat screen t.v. with cable, DVD player and sound system. Couches both have ottomans for putting your feet up. Decor is tropical and Hawaii-Aina, with many original pieces from local artists, including those from Peter Jefferson who also heads the Kohala PleinAir Artists. He was just featured in “Ke Ola” Magazine, Jan/Feb.2018. Peter’s art can also be viewed at the Third Dimension Gallery at the Shops at Mauna Lani, Gallery of All Great Things in Waimea, and Interior Plantations in Kona. He demonstrates each third Thursday at the Third Dimension Gallery located at the Shops at Mauna Lani during the Shops Hula Show. Stop in and say hello! Please also feel free to inquire about joining our group on our weekly Friday sessions. We schedule different locations (some are private residences) which keep our artists inspired. For guests needing art supplies, those can also be provided for your use if arranged in advance.
Our lanai has a dining table for your outdoor meals and wet bar as well .
Our complex pool has one of the nicest and largest pools- it's a 25 yard salt water lap pool. There are also 2 hot tubs. A good sized exercise room is also on the complex grounds with access possible even in the wee hours if you cannot sleep!
The Vistas had been voted as the best value for your money here on the Kohala Coast. We are a gated community with no fees and free parking. You will feel welcomed and comfortable.
Mahalo for your interest!
Peter and Lillian Jefferson
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Peter and Lillian Jefferson
My husband, Peter, and I have owned this unit since 1997, and it has been on the rental market for five full years as we have moved to the Big Island permanently after spending every Christmas and summer here with our two daughters since 1993. We moved from NH and currently reside at Mauna Lani. Currently Peter spends his time at leading the Kohala Pleinair Artists. His art, both oil and watercolors, can be viewed at Third Dimension Gallery at Mauna Lani. Our condo will have some of his artwork displayed along with some of the other local artists.
Peter and Lillian Jefferson purchased this Condo in 1997
Why Peter and Lillian Jefferson chose Puako
Location! Location! The Vistas is incredibly convenient and central to everything Waikoloa Resort and the Kohala Coast has to offer. The views from the apartment are incredible. When our family lived on the mainland, we looked forward to our time at the Vistas. It had everything our family needed for a perfect vacation! All the comforts of home as well as perfect weather, amazing beaches, and a great lanai from which to relax!
What makes this Condo unique
The Vistas has the convenience of being within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shops, and hotels. If you are here for a convention at the Marriot or Hilton, it is far more economic and convenient. It is solidly built and you will not hear your neighbors through the walls.(other properties cannot make that claim) It also boasts some of the biggest lanais and a large salt water lap pool. Our home has dedicated wifi as well as long distance telephone service with free calling to the mainland, Canada, and US Territories. This has proved useful to international guests. Our apartment is perfect, as it is shaded in the morning, while sunsets can be viewed from the lanai.(in the winter months) The lanai gets gentile Kona breezes from the ocean, but is protected from the heavier trade winds that our coast is known for.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Exceeded all expectations! Great location with wonderful views. Walk to everything :)
This was the cleanest, most tastefully decorated condo I've ever stayed in! With true " aloha" Lillian welcomed us and gave us a tour of the VIsta Waikoloa property. Even though we have a home on the Big Island, we learned new special tips about places to eat and things to see. The pool was wonderful and my husband took advantage of the workout room. As an added bonus, Peter's glowing watercolors and oils of local scenes are displayed throughout the rooms adding a personal island touch. I'll be recomending Lillian and Peter's unit to my friends. We'll be back !
Waikoloa long weekend
Great place with all the extra things that make a trip to the Big Island special. We've visited Waikoloa several times to enjoy the great snorkeling in the area. Lillian and Peter's apartment is exactly as advertised, well-located and beautifully decorated. Responses to our inquiries were timely with all the information we needed to ensure a great trip. We especially appreciated that the apartment included beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, condiments, shampoo, conditioner, body wash,and a welcome bottle of wine and a bag of coffee. I've stayed in several VRBO condos over the past 10 years. What made this experience special were these little extra hospitality details. Thank you, Lillian and Peter for a great stay in your beautiful place!
Best well-appointed rental we've ever had
Any condo with robes, sarongs, beach gear, a blender and even tiny umbrellas for my drinks gets my vote! So comfortable. Location also can't be beat. We loved our stay and can't wait to come back. Thank you Lillian and Peter for your aloha hospitality and beautiful paintings!
Beautiful condo, great location!
Amazing condo, beautiful artwork! Everything you could ever need was available to you! Welcomed us with wine and coffee. Owners very quick to respond and very accomedating to all questions/requests! Our conference was less than a 5 minute walk away.
A True Five Star
I now know what a true five star really is. Besides being immaculately clean with tasteful and comfortable décor, the kitchen had all necessary items and there were enough incidentals throughout the unit for our full stay. The owner met us to welcome and show us the grounds and there were complementary drinks and other items waiting in the unit. There is really nothing more you could want in a Waikoloa vacation rental, and at a pretty affordable price. I hope to visit again and probably won’t bother looking anywhere else!
Better than described - highly recommend
I have to say that I chose this rental because the pictures looked nice and the reviews were great. I had never booked a vacation outside of a hotel so I was a little nervous not knowing what to expect. In any case, when we arrived, Lillian was there to greet us and boy were we impressed. Lillian's condo was clean and spacious, with an open floor plan. The views from the balcony were amazing and my husband loved taking naps on the hammock. Lillian also provides a lot of items within the condo to use - from the condiments, tea, coffee, etc. in the kitchen, to the laundry detergent for the washer/dryer, to the hairspray, Q-tips, shower gel, lotion, etc. in the bathroom. Mind you some of this we brought with us but in the event you may have forgotten something, she had it there for you to use. We especially appreciated the beach bag and extra beach towels since those items are cumbersome to travel with. Some of the other reviews also mentioned this, but the gift basket with the bottle of wine, suntan lotion and coffee was very thoughtful, not to mention the chocolates left for us on the bed :-).
The community pool and hot tubs were really nice too and we also used their fitness center several times. I personally didn't care for the beach at A-Bay (which is across the street) so we went to Hapuna beach which is just a 15 min car drive north.
Overall we were very happy with our stay and would recommend it to others. The condo was so much more than you would get at a hotel and Lillian was really nice, offered recommendations when we asked her, and was available for any questions.
This is a wonderful location as it almost never rains! Located about 25 minutes drive north of the airport, the island breezes keep you very comfortable. You are in walking distance of both the King's and Queens Shops which offer restaurants and Food Court as well as a upscale ABC Grocery Store. The world class Hapuna Beach, 69 Beach, and Mauna Kea are all but 15 minutes drive with 'A' Bay right across the street.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
HI Taxes are 14.416% extra. Cleaning fee is $175.00. Please inquire about interim cleanings for stays of two weeks or longer.