"This Condo was absolutely fantastic! We came to the Big Island for a wedding and rented this unit with 2 other families. We had 6 adults, one toddler, and two infants (3 & 6 mos.) and stayed in the unit for 7 nights.
First impressions: Clean spaces, easy transactions (door lock is electronic and codes are emailed to you), fully stocked kitchen (Including tupperware! A godsend that so many other rentals we have been in lack!), easy to understand guide booklet. BBQ works great.
Second impressions: The layout works great for multiple families, even those with small children as one of the rooms has a trundle bed, and the unit comes with one pack-n-play. As far as kids waking others up in the night goes - it was amazing how sound-proof (well...resistant anyway) the walls were. Some of it was probably spending all day in the sun, some of it was probably gorging ourselves on food, but we all slept quite well even when the little ones woke up in the night. The pool is just a quick stroll from the unit and was quite nice.
Third Impressions: The "private" beach that is part of the Mauna Lani properties is excellent, but in terms of overall ease, the beach at the Fairmont was within an 8 minute walk, and had a much calmer "cove" area where the kids could just sit on the sand and not get smacked around by waves. You are not allowed to use the lounge chairs/cabanas at the Fairmont (reserved for guests), but we easily made due with towels from the condo. The beach chairs and snorkel equipment (including fins!) provided were also great to have on hand. The condo also has tons of towels.
Final impressions: This unit absolutely made our stay in Hawaii an A+ experience. While I'm sure there are plenty of nice units scattered about the island, we found this one to be absolutely perfect. Excellent price, excellent amenities & excellent location. The owner Carolyn was always very responsive via email and helpful with any of our concerns. If we travel to the island in the future with a group of people, this unit will be our first choice. No question."
Guest: Carl L.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: December 1, 2016