This place is clearly set up for people to enjoy their vacations. You can feel the love in this apartment! Yes, some of the decor is kitsch Hawaiian but that is actually the charm! The couches are really comfortable, the apartment is very spacious, and the geckos are beyond cute. The kitchen has everything you'd ever need and ample flatware etc. The views are great. The pool is small but so very nice (The lounge chairs and ambiance are great). There are are few flights to climb to reach this unit but we had no problem. There is amble parking outside. Even though we could hear our neighbours TVs or music or their happy hour socializing when we walked up our stars we couldn't hear anything or anyone from our apartment or even out on the lanai. The neighours were all very friendly. This place is spacious and lovely. The lanai is huge. They have a cooler and beach chairs and toys for you to use. We loved having two bathrooms and the bed was big and comfy. The airflow through the apartment was glorious. We loved the location because it was far away from the hustle and bustle of Kona and the main Ali'i Drive strip. Also we walked each evening down to Keahou Bay to watch the boats and took two trips with Eka Canoe Adventures (sunset sail and manta ray snorkel on traditional Hawaiian sailing canoe). AWESOME!
They were doing some work on the golf course but we didn't even care about the noise. We were so happy to be in this unit. If we come back to the Big Island we'll stay here again! The unit has a barbeque and is directly on the golf course with a sweeping view of the ocean!
When we couldn't figure out how to open the washing machine (it pauses in lock when done a cycle; be patient!) we called the property managers who were extremely helpful!
The location was great for visiting Captain Cook (we hiked in for free!) and all the coffee plantations. We never made it up to the Shereton to watch the mantas; we went in the water and swam with them instead! Don't go out with a big outfitter; take Eka Canoes; they donate time and money to spreading indigenous knowledge and teaching kids to canoe sail!! What wonderful people. You can rent boats and kayaks in the bay.