My fiancé and I stayed at this great little condo for my birthday/our engagement. We were a little apprehensive at first due to reading reviews of other Islander condos being run down but were blown away by how nice this condo was.
The condo was clean and stocked with everything you would need, toilet paper, soap, towels, ect. Reading the one star review makes me feel like they stayed in another condo because the mini fridge worked, the tv worked, there were plenty of dish/kitchenette ware, and there was ample cleaning supplies (laundry basket, broom, dust pan, ect). We didn't use the spa, grill, or WiFi so I can't speak on those but I don't see how that is the individual condo's fault.
We did notice a few things that could be improved upon. The shower could use a larger shower curtain. It seems no matter how we positioned the curtain the water would still sneak out. Also there were a few cracked tiles but it didn't affect our stay in the condo in any way. One thing the condo could benefit from is a ceiling fan or other type of fan so guests can sleep with the slider open and enjoy the crash of the waves at night.
The view and location are outstanding. We really couldn’t believe we were able to get a vacation rental located so close to the water for the price we paid. We spent every morning drinking coffee on the lanai watching the waves crash on the beach and every night falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing. The condo is located in the heart of downtown Kona within walking distance to everything (I was even able to find a great spot within walking distance to propose).
We defiantly feel like the condo over delivered. If you are debating on booking this condo or not, book it, you will not be disappointed.