Mala a Kai is very modern and well appointed. All of the appliances are a real pleasure to use, being new and high-end quality. Indoors, the home is super clean and tastefully decorated. Air conditioning is a major plus, even though we kept the temperature around 78 to 80, it made the home quite comfortable. Bedrooms being at opposite ends of the home would make it perfect for two couples who want to share a rental without giving up privacy. There are beach supplies of various sorts in the garage, a small cooler came in handy for some all day excursions. The computer room is a great bonus, we set up our laptop there for evening use. Outdoors, the front yard has fragrant plumeria and jasmine, and in the back there is a secret garden in the shade, with many different plants, and two sitting areas with chairs. The ocean view is beautiful, and the neighborhood quiet. The road down to the property is very steep, but doable, just drive slowly. Pebble Beach is at the bottom of the road, where we found the only two seashells of our entire trip. Mary and Troy were a pleasure to work with, and Troy had some useful advice for us when we first arrived and needed assistance. Don't try to park a regular car in the garage, it is accessable only for high clearance vehicles. Instead park in front of the patio, at the end of the road where there is a wooden marker. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would recommend this home to anyone wanting to stay near Kona. It is exactly the kind of home I would love to own someday.