Ocean ocean ocean
Submitted: November 16, 2012
Stayed: November 2012
I have stayed at a few of the condominiums in Kona, and this one is my all-time favorite.
Everything is clean and welcoming. The owners are beyond helpful.
It's hard to do this place justice with photos... so the pictures are nice, but once you are here you will see that the reality is even more amazing and great.
Things that stand out for me...
The huge and comfortable king bed. The love seat in the master suite that looks out on the ocean. The sound of the surf... not overpowering, but always present. I feel rocked to sleep by the ocean when I am here.
Downstairs, we could sit in the living room and feel cozy and comfortable on the L-shaped couch, but we didn't spend much time there because just off the living room is the lanai (= patio to us mainlanders), and again, the ocean. So close!! We ate every meal out here, and sat here to watch the sunset over the ocean in the evening (except for the nights when we walked to the beach, to watch the sunset from there. Writing this is making me want to return immediately!)
I love how PRIVATE this place feels. When I am here, the sound of the ocean and the amazing view makes me feel as if I'm in my own Hawai'ian paradise. I can't hear the neighbors, I can't hear any machines or motorized vehicles at all, and I can't even hear my husband if he is upstairs and I am downstairs (which is lovely when one person like to stay up late and the other person wants to fall asleep early).
the pool, for cooling down, or the tennis courts, for getting sweaty.
the shopping center up the hill (you can walk there) with a grocery store, an ice-cream store (!!don't miss the shaved ice!), some great looking restaurants and boutique-y places, and a fabulous book store.
Or- the black sand beach about 20 feet away, turtle beach about 15 minutes walk away, and downtown Kailua-Kona (either a longer walk, a bus ride, or a bike ride away) which hosts the most amazing outdoor market (next to library) where you can buy several bags of papaya, mango and passionfruit for way under $50. And then you can eat papaya every day, which is exactly what we did! There are oodles of great restaurants in this area, but truly, you have to go a long ways to beat the fresh fruit you can eat while here.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: What more can we say? Thank you and PLEASE come again.
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