"The owner (Annie) was very accommodating making our anniversary celebration possible. The service from the property management firm, Knutson (Blake) was outstanding. Download their app and stay connected with all the info you need at your fingertips. They have the most proactive, customer oriented process I have ever experienced. Ask questions, get answers. Need service, get service. Super easy check in and check out.
Now for the unit itself. This unit is very well equipped with plenty of utensils, cookware, and even snorkeling equipment. Full size appliances and washer dryer all came in handy. The BBQ area by the pool with ocean views was in great shape with clean top notch equipment, canopy, tiled counter space, and sink area. I loved making new friends and exchanging island tips while grilling.
The living room space is adequate size and comfortable with large glass windows and Arcadia door out to the oceanfront balcony. A large outdoor table was our dining room as we watched the waves crashing on the rocks, surfers, parasailing, jet skiers, and cruise ship docking. With temps in the upper 80's, there are a few hours during the day where the a/c makes a world of difference to get refreshed before heading out for more island adventures. Many rentals do not have a/c and trust me, we tried that once thinking it would be ok. Well, its a manageable heat, but we travel to Hawaii to relax and to be comfortable. A/C is a must and this unit has one that actually works.
The location is perfect for everything we wanted to do. We really enjoyed night walks along the ocean to nearby stores, restaurants, and bars. Then during the day, we took scenic drives around the entire island to various parks and beaches. Our favorite was the Volcano National Park and I highly recommend seeing the Akaka and Akuna Falls. Its absolute paradise with an easy stairway hike through the lush tropical rainforest.
If an affordable and comfortable 1 bedroom oceanfront condo is what you are looking for, this is it."
Date of Stay: November 2016
Review Submitted: December 1, 2016