Nice location in walking distance to dining and shopping along Alii Drive. Convenient to parks and beaches-you do need a car to get to the surf spots. Kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need. It's quiet and comfortable with a nice mix of age groups in the complex, from young students to us seniors. A number of CD's and DVD's are provided for those nights you want to spend an evening in. The unit is nicely decorated and comfortable. The office area in the loft was useful to me; printer/scanner/copier came in handy several times. WiFi connection is DSL so don't expect to watch movies online. The stairs/ladder to the loft provides a chance to work off the calories you pack in without having to go to the gym. The unit is adjacent to empty fields so there is privacy, although the light on the lanai will attract bugs at night; it's a great place for morning coffee. The deck overlooking the pool is a great place to enjoy the sunset. I didn't use the pool because: you've got the whole Pacific ocean! (But it is a nice pool.) There are a couple of boogie boards and some beach chairs for you to use. Appliances are relatively new and work well. Restaurants - Bongo Bens, Big Island Grill, Quinn's, Jackie Ray's, Huggo's, Bite Me Fish Market. Comfort food- L&L, any of the local Deli's, KTA. Tours- I think the Body Glove Dinner cruise is well worth the money. If you get up to Waimea check out the "Hawaiian Style Cafe" - 6am to 2pm. Coffee & pastries- Lava Java or Kope Lani. Beware: you will gain weight during your stay in Kona!