Located on Ali'i Drive our TRUE OCEANFRONT Condominium looks out to Kailua Bay and beyond. Whale watch from the private lanai during the day and enjoy the spectacular sunsets at night. Slab granite counter-top in kitchen with new stainless steel appliances. Tile floors throughout living area with 50 inch plasma HD TV. Master bedroom has an oceanview and the soothing sound of the surf as well as a 32 inch LCD HD TV. Also, this condo boasts bathrooms with slab granite counters, DVD players in every room, free WIFI, and ipod/mp3 player dock for your music. This beautiful condo is also kid friendly with such Amenities as crib/playpen, booster seat, movies, games, beach toys, and twin auto blowup bed. So take in the view on the lanai, watch the big game in HD, relax by the oceanfront pool/spa, and enjoy the Big Island.
The Sea Village complex is well maintained with relaxing oceanfront pool and spa, large courtyard with 4 gas grills and picnic tables, and tennis court. (Tennis court may not be open due to construction). Also, onsite is a cafe to get your morning gourmet coffee drinks and breakfast sandwiches.
Downtown Kailua-Kona is less than a mile away where all the shops, restaurants, nightlife, and farmers markets are located and a 5 minute drive to the amazing snorkel beach. Take a day/night trip to the famous Volcano National Park and lava which is 99 miles away.
We've been gone for just over a week now, and we still keep talking to our friends about how awesome our experience was at this rental. There are 4 condos in total at this complex, but the location of ours was perfect. The view from the lanai, is a spectacular view of the ocean. Every morning my family would spend looking out, watching the whales breaching, and the dolphins jumping. In fact, this is where most of the tours for these take place, and we don't have to pay for them. From the master bedroom, we overlooked the pool. The BBQ area, was just a short walk from our condo in the courtyard. There are 4 BBQ's and they all work really well. Hot and cold running water, plus lighting for at night. I can't tell you how many good conversations we had down here while making supper. Met a lot of great people.
The condo itself was equipped with all the cooking utensils we needed and more. It was very clean, and had a great layout. Boogie boards, coolers, beach chairs were all in the unit, and we made great use of them. Nice having a TV in every room. Not that we needed it, we were so tired from a full day of beach time, hiking, or pool day, the tv's hardly got turned on.
The condo location is quiet, except for the sounds of the crashing waves at night. If the nightlife is for you, it is a quick drive, or a mild walk to the downtown of Kailua Kona. Have to eat at Huggos On The Rocks. Live music, and a great atmosphere. Also highly recommend Jackie Reys. Great food, and service. If it's a quick meal you are looking for, go to Alii Garden Marketplace, and try TJ's BBQ by the Beach.
The communication with Jennifer, the owner, was what truly great customer service is all about. She would always get back to us, when we had any questions, either via e-mail or a quick phone call. Thank you so much for letting us borrow your little piece of paradise. We will be recommending this condo to friends, family, or anyone that will listen. Lol! We hope to be back some day soon!
Mahalo Patrick, and Jennifer!!!
This condo has an amazing view! It is close to town, snorkeling and whale/dolphin watching galore off the lanai. The pool area is nice and clean. The condo is well stocked with beach toys, chairs and coolers. As stated in other reviews the bathrooms need to have the rest of the renovations done however, I would still recommend this property and/or use it again.
Great location right on the shoreline with the waves crashing in front on the lava rocks in front of the lanai. Spectacular Kona sunsets! There were a couple things broken when we checked in however the owner took care of those issues immediately and responded quickly with a handyman. Excellent customer service. A few things are worn so I can't give it 5 stars but if you're looking for an adequate unit with 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms right on the water, don't hesitate - book it! Pool and pool area are clean and attractive and maintained daily. It's close to all the shops and restaurants in Kona but slightly away from the hustle and bustle. Don't miss getting an affordable and excellent massage at the Aloha Massage School in Kainaliu - $60 for 90 minutes - a bargain. Try Umeke (spelling) for poke and teriyaki beef or chicken - across the street from the library. I would definitely stay at this condo again and for a longer duration. Note: there are stairs and no elevator is that's a challenge for you.
This condo was amazing. The views alone are worth every penny spent. Each morning we saw dolphins from the lanai. It was great to enjoy the Hawaiian breezes with the large slider open. The kitchen is well stocked and great for cooking. The open layout is fantastic and allowed family to be together. The condo is well stocked for beach going with coolers, towels and chairs. The community pool is large and right next to the ocean. You can hear the waves crashing against the rocks as you swim. There were plenty of chairs to sunbath on and several tables with umbrellas to sit in the shade. The owners were amazing to work with. Jennifer was so friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be staying here again when we visit the big island. I would recommend this condo for anyone looking for a fantastic place to stay with family and friends. Mahalo Jennifer!
Easy walk to downtown Kona. Perfect view. Pool area was clean, well-maintained and very fun. The place was stocked with a cooler, beach chairs and all kinds of goodies for making outings around the island a blast. We walked downtown for dinner several nights, and we drove up to the beaches up north most of the days we stayed. Price was v. fair. Bathroom vanities updated; bathtub and shower as well as bathroom floors not updated. Better cable than we have at home! And the kitchen was really well stocked and easy to use. Owners so easy to work with and friendly. The love-seat was a little rickety on one side, though we barely spent any time inside. The sunsets are worth a million dollars, and we DID see pods of dolphins playing literally 50 feet from the lanai. We'd return to this condo in a second.