"This is a pleasant, functional, clean condo that is well equipped with everything needed for a family home base. It's not luxurious, and it's not big, but it's very pleasant with three bedrooms and a balcony so that there is plenty of room for everyone to have some time alone to read or relax with a drink if desired. We traveled with two adults and two teens, but it would have worked fine for the whole family with three kids when they were younger.
The kitchen had everything necessary to cook and keep meals for several days, which is key for cost effective family travel. There's also the cool General Store right next door so you don't have to make more than one supermarket trip to stock up at the beginning of the trip.
The location is great. Very close to Hapuna for body surfing and beach time, and Beach 69 for simple snorkeling. And there's a small calm beach right across the road perfect for smaller kids.
Close to Kawaihae for amazing shaved ice and also Da Fish House, for fresh fish and poke. Get there early. We grilled mahi mahi as well as burgers on the BBQ, which is electric and small but worked fine.
Also located close to the roads towards Hilo and the volcano, which was convenient since the drive is kind of long, and to Waimea and Hawi in north Kohala for zipline that was seriously fun. And there are some nice hotels very close for a cocktail and lunch by the pool if that's your thing. We did that once and it was great. And there was good some shopping for clothes and beach gear.
We found a lot of really awesome snorkeling close by in Puako and just south by one of the hotels. It's pretty rocky along the coast, so it's not a bad idea to get some local help at least the first time, to find the best spots and then go back to them on your own later. There was a lot of snorkel gear at the condo in the closet, so we didn't have to rent much at all. And there's a lot of beach gear for smaller kids and some beach chairs etc. That was really helpful
The condo was really easy to find coming north from the airport and there's a parking space. All the directions were easy to follow. Had one question for Kimberley who answered it straight away. And there's someone onsite to help if needed. We'd love to stay again in the future and would recommend this for family. We thought it was a good deal. Enjoy."
Guest: Gavin L.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 27, 2016