Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
About Gretchen Bell
We live, work, and have raised our family in Anchorage, Alaska. We have five children ranging in age from 24 to 46 and four teenage grandchildren. We are both very active in the community but not so active we can’t escape to The Big Island for a some aloha spirit.
Gretchen Bell purchased this Condo in 2010
Why Gretchen Bell chose Kohala Coast
We love the laid back aloha spirit of Hawaii. In addition, it is the most convenient tropical location for Alaskans with many direct flights year round. We particularly love The Big Island with its variety of climate, vegetation, wonderful beaches, and many things to do.
What makes this Condo unique
When we decided to buy in Hawaii, we looked at several properties. We didn’t get the same “island feeling” in the other units. The best way to describe it is the feeling of “aloha.” Walking into our condo and opening the lanai doors to the beautiful garden brings an amazing sense of peace, relaxation and anticipation of fun. The location is perfect for exploring the beaches and towns on the sunny Kohala Coast. With the beautiful beach at A-Bay, fine dining and a variety of shops all within walking distance many needs can be met without ever having to leave the resort area. It is a haven whether you want to kick back and do nothing or venture out and do everything The mature landscaping is amazing. The pool is salt water, heated, big enough for lap swimming and there are two fabulous hot tubs. The unit is ground floor so not having to carry groceries, or beach gear upstairs is great.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The Owner was very prompt and helpful with any questions.
Property was clean and very comfortable.
We had a wonderful stay. Great location, close to beach, shops and restaurants, super clean, amenities to the max, fully stocked, felt like home. We would love to stay here again.
Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Scott Dumass Thomas
Accessible and spacious
Property was one of the first we’ve stayed in that was actually fully accessible for an electric wheelchair. Gretchen was easy to reach and very kind. Good selection of beach toys and plenty of towels.
Great place to relax
We spent one week in April 2019 here and felt right at home from the first day. The condo has all conveniences and amenities the Hawaii vacationer needs to be independent. Kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, laundry are stocked with common sense products. It is less than one minute walk from the car to the front door, one minute walk from the patio to the pool. The beach or shops are also a leisurely stroll away. And if you're feeling like staying in - there's TV and fast internet. Our host was very attentive and responsive. We had a great time and are considering coming back next year.
Location great & comfy accommodations, but "worn"
The condo was well designed and accommodated our needs. The unit itself is pretty "worn" and could use quite a bit of updating, especially the bathrooms and kitchen. Location provided easy access to beaches and shopping.
Very comfortable to come home to
We enjoyed our stay, peacefully quiet, lovely surroundings. Had most everything needed, esp in kitchen. But no DVD player was a disappointment.
The beach, a gourmet grocery store, Starbucks, restaurants, shopping, swimming with the dolphins, and more are all within a short walking distance.
You can visit nearby Petroglyph fields via a trail which starts at the shopping center and goes through beautiful golf courses.
A short drive away in Kona, you can swim with the manta rays, take a helicopter excursion, or experience a trilling zip-lining adventure!
On the other side of the island in Hilo, are coffee and macadamia plantations.
The Southern part of the Big Island offers views of an active volcano lava flow, lava tubes, deep sea fishing, whale watching, submarine excursions, star-gazing at Mauna Kea summit, and orchid gardens.