"We were two couples sharing the unit during Ironman week in October. We really enjoyed the large kitchen, common area, and lanai of this extremely well-equipped condo. Snorkels/fins/masks, rubber beach shoes, beach chairs, boogie boards and more are included in the large closets of the spacious condo (please see list of items for everything else provided). One bedroom has two queens and a closed door, while the other "bedroom" with the king bed is separated from the great-room-type living area only by Japanese-style opaque sliding screens, offering limited privacy. It was hot & humid enough during our stay that the A/C was a blessing, and we left the bedroom partition screens open and used vertical floor fans to circulate cool air to both bedrooms. Very comfy beds with nice soft linens. Baths are in adjacent hallways - both nicely appointed, with stacked washer/dryer in one. One minor issue was a child in the unit above us running around noisily during some late/early hours, despite our request to one of the parents (another renter, presumably) to respect quiet time.
Although this complex doesn't front a sandy beach directly, there is a small beach adjacent to the northern end, and a wonderful walk-in snorkel bay at Kahaluu Beach, just a 5-10 minute walk north on Ali'i Drive. Lots of sea turtles in the shallows close to shore, many colorful fish further out toward rock wall. Tip: get there early, beat the crowds (walk in before parking lot gate opens at 7am). You can also walk south of the complex on Ali'i Drive up a hill to the Keauhou shopping center, which offers a nice grocery store, Hawaiian BBQ grab & go, free local Hula Show Friday evening, brew pub, plus lots more.
Bill & Shirley are wonderful owners who truly cared about making sure we were comfortable, and kept in contact throughout the rental process and checked up during our stay as well. They provided recommendations on activities and restaurants, which was helpful in making the most of our first visit to the Big Island. Mahalo to them for a nice week in their lovely condo!"
Guest: David R.
Date of Stay: October 2016
Review Submitted: October 22, 2016