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ACROSS FROM THE BEACH - CONTACT US NOW!!!

  • 2 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • Sleeps 4
3 Reviews

Other Reviews for this Rental

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ACROSS FROM THE BEACH - CONTACT US NOW!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p288986vb
-206-276-8642 (Washington State) USA
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Vancouver, BC, Canada
4

Same as the other review

  • 4 of 5
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.
business
ACROSS FROM THE BEACH - CONTACT US NOW!!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p288986vb
-206-276-8642 (Washington State) USA
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Vancouver, BC, Canada
4

Basic Condo Unit...Best part is being across the street from a sandy beach!

  • 4 of 5
This is a basic, older looking condo in the Kailua-Kona area. It has carpet and some tile, as well. The photo of the 'view from lanai' appears to be zoomed-in by the camera-yes, you do get that view but certainly not from that close (you are more like 10-ish units back even though the photo makes it appear like you are right up front). Regardless, when you sit on the Lanai, you can see this beautiful view and hear the waves. The best part of this place is the walk right across the street to Magic Sands beach...The waves were pretty big on our first couple of days and then definitely settled down and there is lots of body/boogie boarding there (even younger kids). Our stay was nice-as long as you're looking for a decent place to sleep and spend a couple of hours in during the day, this would be the place for you...But don't expect it to look like the Hilton! Unfortunately, there was an issue/possible miscommunication with the housekeeper and our unit had not been cleaned prior to our arrival. Other than that, our stay was enjoyable. The main strip of shops are a bit of a walk (I would guess 20-30 mins). We had a car-which I would highly recommend for the area. Our favourite restaurants were Lulu's and Bongo Ben's. We had 4 adults and 1 infant traveling with us. PS The Magic Sands beach area is not very big (if that's what you're looking for). If you're looking for a longer stretch of beach, I would recommend the beach at the Waikoloa Mariott Resort or Hapuna beach (which is a 25-40 minute drive from this area).

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