"My family now has a favorite vacation spot on the Kona coast where we feel at home! The Property Manager was most helpful and caring with lots of great suggestions and clear directions. We were surprised how at home we felt in the condo. We knew with 5 adults we were overloading the condo a bit, so we picked up an inflatable mattress bed that turned out to be very comfortable. We left it behind at the condo since we're family now! There was room for all of us to be comfortable, even on the wonderful lanai. It turned out to be a huge blessing to have the motorized awning we could extend as we hit a rainy time. The brand new roof did great with the heavy night and morning rains, and we were even able to grill on the electric grill during a rainstorm. Even with the unusual rains, it really didn't stop us from doing everything we wanted to do. Be sure to buy to some fresh local fish and grill it up yourself for a great sunset meal and great view from the lanai. If you like to golf, don't miss the beautiful Kona Country Club. Most holes have views of the ocean. Rise with the beautiful birdsong as soon as the sun begins to shine, and get to bed early after enjoying the sunset. We left all the windows open and had wonderful air flow all night (ceiling fans helped), which also allowed the great mix of birdsong to fill the air each morning. We also loved having so many colorful birds hopping on the railing in search of some breadcrumbs. There is so much to do around the condo, and it is all so close! Shopping, shave ice, restaurants, etc. But the best part is Keauhou Bay itself. My son did a ton of research and found Anelakai Adventures, which launch out of Keauhou Bay, which is just a very short walk down the hill from the condo. Our family of 5 were all at different levels for paddle boarding, and we had the best time, with two guides who split up so my wife and I could stay more in the bay and the kids could head deeper into the ocean. Don't miss the Night Manta Ray Snorkel trip with Anelakai as it was by far the most intimate, friendly and special experience of all the teams out there. Also, the Keauhou Canoe Club on the bay will allow visitors to ride and paddle free with regular members Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for about an hour paddle. Show up about 6:15 AM. We loved having the double pool just steps from the condo - great for a late evening swim and so convenient. This was the perfect place for us. We left a piece of our hearts here ."
Guest: Randy W.
Date of Stay: May 2016
Review Submitted: August 1, 2016