I agree with everything my wife has written in the previous review. Our stay was nice. It was basic and it is definitely for cost-conscious travelers (such as ourselves). The rate was very low-so no, you can't expect this to compare to the Hilton or Sheraton, etc. However, we enjoyed having a fridge we could stock with snacks and breakfast foods, etc so that we didn't have to eat out all the time. The photo from the Lanai, in my opinion, is definitely zoomed in but yes, there is a beach/ocean view. I agree the snorkeling beach down the road aka Turtle Beach is walking distance and excellent for snorkeling. But as my wife said, if you are looking for a longer, more beautiful looking beach area, you will definitely have to drive 20 minutes or so to Waikoloa or a bit longer to Hapuna. Turtle beach is a great snorkel area but not even close to being as beautiful as Waikoloa or Hapuna (in my opinion, of course!). So I guess you should decide if you want to see beautiful sea-life (incl sea turtles) up close at Turtle Beach or lounge and enjoy the sandy stretch and waves at Waikoloa or Hapuna. As for the unfortunate cleaning issue prior to our arrival? Well, the unit was not clean. My geriatric mother-in-law had to spend almost 2 hours cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, among other things to get the condo into appropriate condition. In retrospect, she probably should have just called the housekeeper to see if he had cleaned it (poorly) or if he would be able to clean while they went out for a couple of hours. Oh well! Supposedly there were people staying in the condo prior to us who had checked-out but were still coming in and out afterwards and they didn't request another cleaning-at least, that's what I was told. Regardless, staying at this condo was comfortable-like sleeping over at a friend's house. It is an extremely quiet complex. We never heard anyone else talking or yelling or music, etc. And it was definitely nice to have a washer/dryer in the unit since we were traveling with our baby. Anyway, I would recommend this condo and area of Hawaii.