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Spectacular Oceanview Condo: Stylish, Serene, Modern, Top Floor

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen) + Convertible Sofa (Sleeps 4-6), 2 Baths

Enjoy urban sophistication in a tropical setting from our top-floor, corner oceanview condo at Vista Waikoloa on the the Gold Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. After a day of diving with the sea turtles off the Kona Coast, or sunning and snorkeling at Hapuna Beach or tidepooling at Puako, or playing 18 holes at the Big Island Country Club course, raise the perfect Mai Tai and share the magic as you savor the sunset from A301's large, wraparound lanai.

Inside, you'll experience a level of luxurious and harmonious design rarely found in vacation rentals. High-end integrated appliances in the kitchen, rich chocolate hardwood plank flooring and platform beds, down duvets and pillows, a stand-alone spoon tub and two rainshowers, two plasma HDTVs, and a gorgeous sound system all conspire to relax and indulge the guest.

The master suite has a king bed, the guest bedroom has a queen, and the sleeper sofa is full-size; all mattresses have memory-foam toppers. A floor plan (1602 square feet total, including 340 square feet exterior) with generous public spaces makes sharing good times easy--at the breakfast counter, at the formal dining table, chilling on the plush sectional sleeper or chaise in the living room, or on the lanai's chaises or dining table.

After an exacting six-month remodel, A301's transformation is now complete! We brought our kitchen and baths back to their framing and down to the slab, and then rebuilt to our ideal. These all-new, lavishly and thoughtfully appointed rooms complement our earlier upgrades to the bedrooms and living areas. Must-see photos at our website, Big Island Bliss!

The Vista Waikoloa has a serene three-lane pool with two spas, a barbecue pavilion, an onsite business office and workout room. The Vista is a charter development of the Waikoloa Beach Resort, and so enjoys some its most-favored frontage, across the drive from and between the Hilton Waikoloa and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. The beach at A-Bay and the restaurants of the King's and Queen's Shops are just a 10 minute walk away.

The Kohala Coast has the best weather on the islands: with less than 10 inches of rain annually, the winds and water are often calm in the morning, giving way to breezes in the evening as the cool descends from Mauna Kea. Temperatures commonly top out at 81 degrees F (27C) Sept-May, and 84 degrees F (29C) June-August, before the breezes descend in late afternoon.

An ideal spot for romance, retreat or recharging, please consider Vista Waikoloa A301. Our website, with over 30 photos of the unit and environs, is a great place to start: Big Island Bliss.

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Brendan Hickey
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

About Brendan Hickey

Your hosts (that's us on the right in the photo) live and work in Marin County. Judith grew up in Ireland and England, and thus has an unquenchable desire for sun and more sun. Brendan is from Boston and cannot imagine living any distance from the ocean. They met at Area in NYC in 1984. Their two daughters (photo, left) are as different as night and day, but share a great reverence for nature and a laudable desire to save the world. Abby (photo, center) is Jud's old roommate, Brendan's dive buddy and the girls' fairy godmother.

Brendan Hickey purchased this condo in 2006

Why Brendan Hickey chose Kohala Coast

After a decade of structuring vacations around dive destinations, first in the Caribbean and Mexico, and then Maui, Kauai and Lanai, we found and fell in love with The Big Island's innocence, diversity and freshness. Considering the planning and expense that goes into a family vacation, we also wanted to assure ourselves of a place with reliably good weather, and Kohala answers all our needs. The Vista is a charter resort on Waikoloa Beach Drive, with a well-thought-out plan, gorgeous mature plantings and a singularly relaxed and unaffected air.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“The pictures don’t lie. The place is incredible! We all admire your sense of style. Very comfortable and great location."
Nov 2006
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Waikoloa Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1602 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Generous (3' x 5') rainshower with bench
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Stand-alone spoon tub, rainshower, indirect lighting
  • Both baths finished with large format tile, marble details, generous backlit mirrors and full medicine cabinets with enlarging mirrors, undermount sinks, LED lighting and water-saving, dual-flush Toto toilets
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • King size bed (1) Slatted platform with foam mattress, Queen size Bed (1) Slatted platform with foam mattress, Baby Crib (1) Graco/Baby Einstein bassinet/crib/play yard, Sleep Sofa (1) Full-size sleep sofa
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Oceanview Condo: Stylish, Serene, Modern, Top Floor
average rating of 4.714286 based on 19 reviews
Jacksonville, Oregon

Totally Classic!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been staying in A301 for over ten years. Our time spent here went from one week to a month last time. Need I say more? Really! Got the idea yet? It would be like trying to describe a restored 1967 Mustang convertible.

The owners have always been gracious and available. It is like going home to your Hawaiian Comfort Zone.

The availability of the espresso machine weans me from my tea addiction every time. Central air conditioning is a blessing if you have ever stayed where there is none.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, California

Vista A301/Stylish Waikoloa Condo

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for a memorable week of swimming, snorkeling and relaxation! You have a very special place in A301 and we feel fortunate to have experienced the Kohala Coast from your home-base. Both the interior and lanai of the condo are so nice. It was lovely to be able to see the ocean from almost everywhere. We appreciate the welcome goodies and enjoyed the fruit and plenty of coffee from the Gaggia - that is an awesome machine!

We treated your place with the respect and care it deserves - it is pretty fabulous. The art, furnishings and just about everything! You all created a super special place here in HI. It was also so nice to have all the beach supplies to use - that really helped. We will be recommending it to like-minded pals back in the Bay Area, for sure. Thank you again for sharing Brendan and Judith - Aloha!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for choosing A301 and for your kind words, Dawn! It has been a pleasure getting to know you, and we have enjoyed sharing our Big Island sanctuary and experiences with you. Wishing you health and aloha, - J&B
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Southern California

Amazing Experience on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

I was in awe the minute I walked through the door! It was a designer's dream. Every detail was exquisitely appointed, visually appealing yet at the same time comfortable and supplied to meet all your needs.

A tray full of fresh island fruit and coffee was awaiting us. There was an expresso machine which made our time complete. We could view the ocean from the third floor location or take a short walk to enjoy the pool. There is a private beach within a short drive. We witnessed an amazing sunset last night while enjoying a glass of wine on the terrace.

The bathrooms as well as the kitchen are incredibly designed with the latest appointments to pamper the guests. The hosts did not overlook a single detail!

I would highly recommend this vacation spot to anyone desiring a top-notch relaxing get-away with all the comforts of home!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, Shan! Awe at first sight: that's our 'Mission Accomplished'! Thank you for taking the time to post. We have enjoyed getting to know you, With aloha, - J&B
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mill valley, california

The very best

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming to the Islands since I worked in Honolulu in the 70's. I come about once a year and have stayed in many places but Big Island Bliss has to be the most elegantly and consciously appointed place I have ever visited. The ocean views are beautiful, the complex is immaculate and well appointed; close proximity to lovely beaches and a fantastic pool for doing morning laps or evening hot tubs. The sun sets over the lanai in the evenings seen from a comfortable yet highly elegant living room. The new remodeling is state of the art. Sub Zero refrigerator with filtered water so we don't need to purchase endlessly in plastic bottles, a Gaggia coffee maker that is heaven and a fully equipped kitchen are just a few of the wonderful surprises we found on entering. The condo is absolutely beautiful, convenient, immaculate and well appointed. Nothing is lacking. I so highly recommend this first class spot. Also, all the directions one could possibly need or want are provided by the owners. As this is only my second time to the big Island, we found the recommendations very helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gee, thanks, Mom! (Just kidding.) Mahalo, Jackson, for the effusive and poetic praise. We love sharing our second home with appreciative guests and introducing them to the many pleasures of the Big Island. A301 looks forward to your return! Love, - J&B
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San Diego, CA. USA

Fantastic Condo on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place to visit, relax and enjoy time together. From the moment we opened the door we were amazed by the beauty of the condo. Great place to start Big Island adventures and even better to return in the evening. Everything was exquisite..Thank you for sharing your Big Island Bliss with our family. We will forever be grateful for the memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the kind words, Dave and Trisha! We're so happy your family chose Big Island Bliss for this celebration, and that we got to play a small part in it. Wishing you health and aloha, - J&B
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San Rafael, CA

One of a kind Big Island Experience!

  • 5 of 5

I had not been to the Big Island for many years... my last trip to any of the islands was in 2007 on Maui. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to the Big Island and bring my 9 year old daughter and my sister with me this Summer.

We fell in love with the condo when we saw the photos on line and greatly appreciated our super friendly hosts.

Upon arrival we found the condo to be in one of the most beautiful villages on the Kona Coast. This location is very close to the beaches, excellent restaurants, snorkeling, shopping and farmer's markets.

We were impressed with the generous fruit, Kona coffee and other treats left on the kitchen counter for us to enjoy. The cupboards were stocked with most everything anyone would need or want including spices, olive oil and more.

The condo itself was just as beautiful as the photos, and we felt right at home. The beds were very comfortable and the showers with guest sized, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion was a pleasant surprise! The unit is a top floor, corner unit, where we enjoyed watching sunsets, relaxing & dining.

The air conditioning was also a huge bonus! and the beaches close by were beautiful, easy to get to and clean.

The pool was just a short walk from the condo and we found the grounds and the accommodations to be first class.

We stayed a week and would definitely recommend this beautiful Big Island retreat to anyone seeking the perfect location to call "home base" while exploring all that the Big Island has to offer!

Thank you Judith and Brendan for your hospitality and for making sure everything was perfect for our stay.


  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, Island Lovers, For the lovely comments. We strive to anticipate our guests' needs at A301, and knowing that your party felt comfortable and at home at Big Island Bliss brings us great joy. Love, - J&B
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Waikoloa Beach Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway ('Queen's Highway') SR19
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Mauna Kea Summit
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Anaeho'omalu Bay ('A-Bay')
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Dec 11 2016 - Mar 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 12 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Oct 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Oct 8 2017 - Dec 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 10 2017 - Mar 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 11 2018 - Apr 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Apr 22 2018 - Oct 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
Oct 7 2018 - Dec 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Dec 9 2018 - Mar 9 2019
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2019
Mar 10 2019 - Apr 20 2019
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
Apr 21 2019 - Oct 5 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

12 night minimum stay during the year-end holidays
Check-in at 3PM, check-out at 10:30AM

Fully refundable $500 deposit is also required at time of booking
Payment by personal check or wire please, in USD
Until confirmed, all rates are subject to change without notice
Hawai'i Tax ID Numbers: GE-054-296-9856-01 TA-054-296-9856-01

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