Excellent location in Kona! My husband and I took our family of 5 for a two week stay at the Kona Seaflower. The condo was just as described and was clean and well equipped for our active family. The owner called to check in and make sure we were settling in ok and the neighbors are very friendly as well. The condo immediately felt like our home away from home and it's in a convenient location to local restaurants and shopping, so a rental car is optional here. It's a short walk to Ali'i Drive to hit the beach, restaurants and gift shops and there is a shopping center with a grocery store directly behind the condo. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and we spent many evenings cooking family dinners in the condo to stay on budget. The closest beach is located in front of the Marriott, one block away, and it's great for swimming, but if you are looking for surf, take the Kona Trolley from the Pier to Magic Sands Beach. Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea Beach are a 30 minute drive north and are well worth the drive. There is an excellent luau at the King Kamehameha Marriot 1 block away from the condo that the entire family enjoyed (even the teenagers) and if you only do one tour during your stay make it the Manta Ray late night snorkel with Splashers for an unforgettable experience.