Looking for a place to watch spectacular sunsets every night and the occasional pod of dolphins swimming by, and sleep with the sound of the ocean surf against the lava rocks just below? We would like to share our home-away-from-home with you.
We like to think of our place as a 'one-and-a-half' bedroom. The main bedroom has a king-sized bed. The Murphy bed is queen size, yet hides away smartly enough that our friends have visited during the day and not known it was there. We've stayed for a week with my parents without feeling cramped, so we can safely say the unit sleeps 4 comfortably. We also keep an air bed for sleeping on the deck under the stars.
The kitchen is fully stocked for your extended use, including whatever you need for cooking, or just the microwave for heating your leftovers from the many restaurants within a mile north.
We have a flat-panel TV and connected DVD player. There's an Apple AirPort WiFi connection with AirTunes connected to the stereo and speakers if you want to bring your laptop and/or iTunes with you. We provide free dedicated WiFi in our unit, and there is additional WiFi access throughout the complex.
The property has an oceanfront pool and jacuzzi, as well as four gas-lit barbecue grills and several picnic tables in the garden area overlooking the pool and ocean for use by all.
There is a breakfast/deli-sandwich restaurant named Green Flash Coffee that shares the Sea Village complex parking lot, and they cater to your Kona coffee needs, as well as breakfast pastries, panini style sandwiches for lunch, smoothies, ice cream, ... open from 6am until 1 or 3pm depending on the day. We also recommend Island Lava Java restaurant delivery. Kona Reef Grocery & Deli offers a few groceries & sundries less than a half mile south.
Honls Beach is just over a quarter-mile north; the buoys marking the Ironman swim-course in the bay are anchored just a mile north and the southern buoys are visible from our place. Kahaluu Bay with its very excellent and novice-friendly snorkeling is a 8 minute drive to the south (or 45 minute walk for the athletically inclined!) and there is also golf and canoe-paddling 10 minutes to the south at Keauhou. Our unit has beach towels, beach chairs and a few beach toys to go with the regular linens provided for in unit use.
Your hosts, Amy & Kirk, met in the summer of 2007 when Kirk came to Kona for a month stay in this very condo. Both of us love the Big Island, from the pace of life to the wild, untamed nature of the vast outdoors ... but mostly we are beach people and love the ocean. Amy has been involved in outrigger paddling for several years, and would be glad to point you to places to go for an ocean swim.
Kirk had come to the Big Island on several previous occasions and really liked the feeling of escaping from the hustle of life on the mainland. Amy had lived in Kona for 3 years and worked there as an architect. Both of us wanted a place that we could come back to as a 'home away from home', but we also want to share our beautiful spot with others. The spot at Sea Village is perfect, as it is walking distance from town, yet just far enough away to be quiet and out of the lights of the center of town. Of course, Kirk wouldn't look at a spot without a pool and jacuzzi, and having them oceanside at Sea Village makes the nightly experience all the better.
The great thing about Sea Village is there is something of a community atmosphere to it. Every evening, there are guests using the covered gas barbecues on the lawns downstairs, and there are always people sharing the jacuzzi in the morning and the late evening. Our unit has a great lanai view of the ocean for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a view of Hualalai in the other direction.