Quiet Condo, Great Location
After attending a wedding on Oahu, my wife and I spent a few nights at Dennis and Cheryl's Vista Waikoloa condo. If you want warm and sunny, this location is gorgeous. Fly into KOA, stop at Costco for groceries (a few miles south of the airport), then head back north across a moonscape of lava fields to find oasis after oasis of immaculate resort complexes. Weather here is clear, warm, sunny, and outside the southwestern areas of the island that are susceptible to vog.
The unit is well-appointed, nicely furnished, very clean and relaxing. Elevator and reserved parking space are right outside. The large lanai overlooks a fairway, perfect for breakfast. The pool is really nice, and the nearby Grill'n Bar makes a great Mai Tai. The Hilton is a short walk; Kings Shopping Center and Queens Marketplace are a short drive.
Dennis also provided access to the nearby Beach Club at Mauna Lani Resort. Great beach, we went there twice and loved it!
This was our first visit to the Big Island. Distances are huge by Hawaiian standards, and we only had time to roam from Waimea to Captain Cook. Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes Nat'l Park are a long drive from Waikoloa. A Kona coffee farm and the City of Refuge were a fun and easy afternoon excursion.
Dennis was a pleasure to deal with -- prompt with email, always available by phone, and generously concerned that we have a great time. Dennis and Cheryl have several other properties nearby as well. We'll be back, and next time we'll stay longer.
Thank you, Dennis and Cheryl!
Families with Teenagers,
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