Wonderful condo on Big Island
Submitted: March 13, 2013
Stayed: September 2012
My husband & I stayed at this condo for a week in Sept 2012. During our vacation, we stayed at three other condos -- this one was by far the best. Very clean, private, bug-free, equipped with appliances, water toys, washer/dryer, a security screen door (nice touch to enjoy the cross breeze without worries), cooking spices. There are ceiling fans in the living room & bedroom, no AC needed..
Alex was very helpful ahead of time, answering all my questions, describing the resort and area. Also he tells his cleaning team to leave any in-date food at the condo, so we didn't need to buy butter, salad deressing, etc. In return we left some food there too, so check out the condo before shopping.
The resrt itself was beautful & well-maintained, with both a large-sized pool & a hot tub. I swim laps, so the pool size is important to me. We used the barbecue a couple of times, which was also well-maintained. The resort is within walking distance of the "town", where you could eat, check out the night-life ,shop... I do advise a rental car though, as there is much to see & do on the island.
Ocean front? Absolutely! We enjoyed our time on the lanai each morning & evening, watching the surfers. They were out in the ocean sunrise to sunset. There is a small beach next door, but not really good for swimmers -- very rocky bottom & rough waves (hence the surfers). We took a daytrip to a beach further north -- very nice. Pack your food and drink in the cooler supplied at the condo!
While on Hawaii, we took a kayak/snorkeling trip to Cap't Cooks monument (best snorkeling we found; kayak with a tour company, don't do a boat!), horse-riding up country, daytrip to a beach, sightseeing, & took in some night-life in town. A great trip & a great place to stay.
Would we come back to the same condo? Absolutely ! Do we recommend it to others? Absolutely yes!
Alex, the only upgrade I would recommend to you is to have a ceiling light/fan combo on the lanai. It would be nice to read on the lanai after dark, & a fan would help with the breeze. Minor suggestion, but you did ask!
Tourists without a Car,
Helpful votes: 3/3
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