My husband and I stayed at this luxury villa for a week. It is absolutely the best and is one of the better accommodations we have stayed at. It is in a good location, and although 2 story, the entrance is on the ground floor. The gated villa complex is immaculately maintained, not crowded, is very safe and quiet. The pool was my favorite spot. It is well cared for, is quite large and seems to be heated. We spent lots of time there. The adjacent spa is very nice too. The villa itself is ULTRA clean and well decorated. The photos show it exactly as it is. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils and dishes. We only used the master bedroom but I can say the bed is VERY comfortable. The master bathroom is quite spacious with plenty of closet space and towels. There is a very efficient washer and dryer with plenty of laundry soap. The villa has a nice view of the golf course with 2 lanais to sit, eat, drink coffee or sip a cold drink. If the neighbors were home, we never heard or saw them. The owners are easy to deal with and are very responsive if you have questions, comments, etc. I believe you will not be disappointed staying here. I highly recommend this villa to my friends, relatives and other adults. If we go back to the Big Island, we will definitely want to stay there again. In regards to beaches and shopping, Hapuna beach is excellent and a short drive away. The King and Queens market places are close by for shopping. We like to eat in so we bought most of our food at Costco before checking into the Villa. Be sure and visit the Lava Lava Bar on the beach in Waikoloa. What a fun place to sit and watch the sunset, have snacks and cocktails. Also, I highly recommend the swim with the Mantra Ray excursion out of south Kona. It is beyond fabulous. Mahalo to Dana and Stephen for sharing their villa with us. We wish we could have stayed longer.