We rented the Kona Villa for 5 nights over Christmas 2015. As this was our first on-line vacation rental, we were nervous at first. Only glitch was a mistakenly locked deadbolt upon arrival. However the owner made sure we had access with a single phone call and only a minute wait.
The place exceeded our expectations in almost every way. Decore is nice and neutral/tropical. The place was spotlessly clean. We found all the rooms were bigger than we expected and out group of 6 (4 adults and 2 kids) had ample space. When we arrived, the owner/housekeeper had even put out a Christmas tree for us to set-up and use (a superb touch that made our kids very happy!).
The kitchen is very spacious and well appointed with all the basics and then some, including blender and coffee grinder.
The pool area is fantastic, and many toys are provided, as are beach toys, chairs, umbrella, coolers. We really felt like welcomed and comfortable immediately upon arrival.
The neighbourhood is up-scale and very quiet. In the backyard we often felt like the only people in the neighbourhood. While not beach or waterfront, it is well situated for getting into town with about a 5 minute drive.
Everyone in our party felt the Kona Villa was a fantastic place to stay, great value, and highly recommends it without reservation!