My husband and I spent one month in this lovely location. This condo had a super well equipped kitchen, was clean and nicely decorated and was conveniently located in Kailua-Kona. We couldn't believe how everything we needed for a one month vacation was here: easy walking distance to access to grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, outdoor markets, tour companies, boutiques, dock, small city beach, local festivities, etc. This was important as we had not intended on renting a vehicle during our stay. We however did use the Trolley to get to know our surroundings.
Owners as well as neighbor (Lloyd) were great in quickly answering our questions and helping with minor issues. The pool area was always clean but pool was somewhat cool/cold but hot tub was a blessing.
This condo was very quiet in the evening but not as much in the morning as garbage and recycling pick-up is done much too early in the morning and is very noisy. However, I must mention that we hardly used the AC so all our windows were open.
The loft bedroom was an oven during the day but cooler in the morning, luckily no one slept there as our children are joining us in Maui in February instead.
We cooked most of our meals and ate in the condo. We found it a challenge to have such high cupboards (as I'm only 5'1 inches) and not have a dining room table only bar stools by kitchen and on lanai. It caused issues for getting up and down and wasn't very comfortable. Since their isn't any room for a table in condo, it would be nice to have a regular table and chairs on lanai.
For the price of the rental, which is quite high, we were surprised to be asked to wash certain things before we left: beach towels, bath towels and bed sheets (linen).
The «Beach» pictures on VRBO web site for this rental were misleading! What we saw on the picture is not quite what we found. Instead close by, we found a very small city beach , not suitable for swimming and not terribly clean. The closest beach was located 45 minutes away by car or trolley.
In conclusion, I must say that we had a very relaxing stay in Kailua-Kona on Big Island. We experienced great tours with friendly and knowledgeable guides, we wined and dined on a sunset cruise, we ate Bubba's shrimp and fresh Tuna (yummy), we saw the volcanoes (tour), we walked outside in January (for a Canadian that's a gift) and we always felt safe! Thank-you