Larry and Joy have done a great job equipping this condo with about everything you could possibly need. I was going to make a list of things I'd recommend they add, and couldn't come up with one. Location is close to everything. While we had a rental car, and there's a designated parking spot, albeit a couple buildings away, you can walk to almost anything. There's a "trolly" that might help those without rental cars. The "beach" is mis-leading, it's very small city beach, and OK for the moment, but find a way to the great beaches along the Kona coast.
I would of given this a 5-star rating, but there was one major problem, mostly compounded by the weather at the time. The upper room is actually a loft, with every little ventilation and no AC on the upper level. It was a stifling oven when we arrived. After opening two louvered windows, it improved, and our 80 year old parents stayed up there, and I don't know how they did it. They said by night, with the aid of a box fan it was bearable, but my wife and I like AC and cool sleeping. The downstairs bedroom (private) has a window AC. Another window AC in living room, keeps the lower floor comfortable, but heat rises, and this loft traps it. The building manager said this was his old unit, and said it's one of the hottest units around. An add-on exhaust fan in one of the louvered windows would help greatly, but hard to do, and maybe not allowed with the policy or code. I toyed with the idea of finding a stand-alone AC unit to rent, but our parents managed. They don't like the extra cool to sleep like we did.
Don't bring beach toys, or accessories for your beach visit. Larry has them all, including 5 boogie boards, 3 beach chairs, a beach canopy, couple beach umbrellas, snorkel gear, mats, coolers, and more.
The washer/dryer is great, and didn't mind washing the beach towels and starting a load of sheets, but on top of the cleaning fee, well. .
There's no smoking allowed ANYWHERE on the resort property (good!), but rather surprised. Only in the condo, and I think this is a no-smoking condo, or should be.
There are some DVD movies or we rented a movie at Redbox at Walmart, which is about a mile north. Recommend Big Island Grille for best American family food and Splashers for best burgers.
Check out Body Glove Dinner Cruise, City of Refuge for history and best snorkeling, Bite Me Fish Market/restaurant for a unique fresh catch meal, Hapuna beach for best sand beach.