HIghly Recommended. Our family of 4 stayed at Kona Refuge for 4 nights in July and loved it.
We were first drawn to this condo because of the photos and the location. It is even better in real life. The condo is sparkling clean. We did not see one ant, speck of dust or grain of sand on the lanai nor inside the home. The condo is tastefully decorated in earth tones and couldn't be better laid out. The home has every amenity and feels well cared for and thoughtfully updated. This is not an anonymous money generating condo for the owner, but clearly a home they love and keep in top order. Sleeps 6 very comfortably. The lanai is nice and long, accessible by both the living room and the master bdrm with a lovely ocean view. Kitchen is incredibly well equipped, anything you think you may use or need will be found in well ordered cabinets and drawers. The home has AC in every room but we only used it once during our stay, the afternoon we arrived since all the windows had been closed. Once we opened the windows and got the many ceiling fans going we found we never needed the AC, even during hot afternoons. There are plenty of clean beach and bath towels provided. The location is perfect if you are looking to be near excellent beaches/snorkel sites, close to the conveniences of Kona center, the many shops/cafes on Ali'i drive but removed enough from it that you can easily bypass most of the traffic. We were there in July and never had any traffic issues. The grounds are well cared for and very clean. While we did see a few guests, most of the time the complex was quiet and devoid of residents. The rocky ocean front is beautiful and we saw some people fishing off the rocks at sunrise. The pool is simple but a nice place to relax if you want something easy after a day of sightseeing. The BBQ grills and loungers are just behind the rocks and an amazing spot to cook out, enjoy a meal or sip a drink at sunset. The open air common lounge area has a small library and a ping pong table. The condo and the condo complex are excellent, but the real reason to rent this place is because of the thought and care of its fastidious owner, Dixon. We received a detailed welcome manual on what to expect in the condo, in Kona and other points in Big Island prior to our visit. It was so thoughtful and well considered of any situation we may encounter that I was sure our stay was going to be hassle free, which it was. Every email inquiry was responded to within minutes with a helpful response. Dixon is all about function, logic, comfort and ease. Highly recommend.
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