Sliding glass doors open onto two oceanfront lanais that overlook the beautiful white sand beach, the black lava rocks, the surf, and sea-life including dolphins, sea turtles, and seasonal whales.
This particular Hawaii vacation condo is unusual in that there are only 8 units, two per building, and all are oceanfront. The complex is very private and easy—no long hauls from the car or to the water. There is covered parking adjacent to the unit, and the beach starts at the bottom step of the deck!
The living room and master bedroom have full ocean views and you can hear the soothing sounds of the surf. The spacious master bedroom is a king-sized suite containing a bathroom with a whirlpool tub and separate shower, and it opens up onto an oceanfront lanai.
The second bedroom upstairs is large and has its own bath, two twin beds, and a futon sofa that converts to a double bed. It was originally two small bedrooms that were remodeled into one very spacious bedroom with a large sitting area and desk. This is why our unit has three bedrooms and the others in our complex have four, even though the square footage is approximately the same for all the units.
The downstairs bedroom has a queen sized bed and a full bathroom. It can be entered either through the house or through its own entrance, and is perfect for grandparents, a nanny, friends, or families with more than two children.
Just a short walk of about 100 yards down the beach from us, there is a hidden protected cove with resident, rather inquisitive sea turtles. Although Hawaii State law prohibits humans from approaching sea turtles, the turtles themselves seem to operate under no such restrictions. On every trip, they have swum up to check us out (and, I suspect, to see if we happen to be carrying any seaweed). This is one of the most magical experiences we have ever had as a family, and look forward to it each year.
There are lots of amenities, too, including a fully equipped kitchen featuring a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and koa wood cabinets, washer/dryer, air-conditioning, whirlpool tub, BBQ grill, linens, beach towels, beach toys, boogie boards, FREE unlimited high speed internet access, wireless internet access, FREE unlimited local phone calls, cable TV, iPod player, stereo (with vintage Hawaiian CD’s), CD player, and DVD and VCR players.
The Ali’i Gardens Marketplace is just across the street and down about 3 blocks. It has over 50 merchants who offer handmade products, Kona coffee, incredibly fresh produce and flowers, snorkel rentals, shave ice, and lots of other wonderful things.
Kailua-Kona is only 2 miles north of our condo and features shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Magic Sands Beach is 1 mile south and offers the best waves in town—it’s great for body surfing and boogie boarding. Kahalu’u Beach is just 2 miles south, and is one of the best snorkeling spots we’ve ever been to, especially for children. It’s protected and shallow, and filled with fish, many of which are quite tame.
And, of course, there’s all of the other great stuff Kailua Kona is famous for, including Swimming, Snorkeling, Diving, Boating, Kayaking, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Tide Pools, Seasonal Whale Watching, Luaus, Wildlife Viewing; Submarine Rides; Hiking, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Sightseeing, Museums, and Horseback Riding.
Now, if our words haven’t yet convinced you why we think this Hawaii vacation rental is really great, we’re hoping our photographs will!
Aloha and thank you for considering our home for your vacation.
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