Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)
Why John Landers chose Kohala Coast
The owners purchased this property as a second home. They enjoy staying as often as they can to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily living and work. They love the Golf Villas as it is within the Mauna Lani Resort, close to shopping, the best private beaches and golf courses on the island.
What makes this Condo unique
Golf Villas O3 is quiet, majestic and comfortable with all the amenities of home. This beautifully decorated condo is perfect for the couple that wants to get away and relax in the perfect atmosphere.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
There is no smoking in the unit or on the Lanai.
No pets are allowed in the complex.
Suitable for supervised children.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Nice condo with great location
This property is nearly perfect for a small family or couple. Great location, nice pool, close to golf and access to the Beach Club. Unfortunately, one piece of negative feedback is the exceptional amount of pests (insects) in the property. Ants are clearly an issue so there are traps everywhere. If you leave any food on the kitchen counter longer than 30 minutes, the ants will come out in full force. Also, every morning we would find a cock roach in the master bathroom area (which would freak my wife out). Lastly we saw a large centipede in the living room one evening. I hate to sound like a complainer as I've lived in areas of the country that deal with insects, but this seemed to be more than normal based on my other trips to Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai. If not for this I would have given it 5 stars...but I just cannot. I did notice other condo's getting pest control service during the week we were there so I understand it may be an issue with the whole complex, but it needs to be brought under control or added to a disclosure of the property. Thanks!
Thanks for your review. As you were well aware of in your travels, coming to Hawaii you will have pests to deal with. The condo association has a regular treatment program around the grounds and interior of the units to keep the pests under control. In the contract it does state there are pests in Hawaii and we do our diligence to keep them under control, hence the traps and bait stations.
Contacting our Local Area Contact person, we could have scheduled an additional treatment during your stay. It is very important to keep in contact with our local area person for any issues you may have had during your stay.
We hope you'll consider a return visit in the future.
best two bedroom condo on the Big Island
This is our second visit to Mauna Lania resort/golf course and our second visit to this group of condos.
I'll start inside - to outside. It is very well kept, clean, with updated kitchen, bath, and beds. it has all the dishes and cooking pots and pans, with a refrigerator that has a very ample ice maker.
Outside, while the Lani is a bit narrow, it is comfortable, is nearly always shaded and looks out on to a nice course. This is by far the quietest set of condos I've ever stayed in. The pool is small, but is good for a quick dip after soaking in the well kept hot tub.
The access to the private beach, with chairs already on the beach is perfect. Its a smooth bay good for all levels of swimmers or snorkelers. The beach house restaurant sits 100 feet of the beach, at the bay and has very reasonable pricing $12-38 for full meals, with something for everyone. You can purchase beer or mixed drinks here to drink on the beach.
The local shopping center, a short 3 minute drive has a nice, reasonably priced supermarket, a snorkel rental shop, and two restaurants and a coffee shop.
The manager is a 10, the hair dryer died, and that happens. He was back to us in a very short time, and delivered one to the door before the end of the day. Thanks Bob!
Lovely resort, great location
Rented for my daughter and children, this condo was perfect. The pool is across the street; they loved it. Golf Villas is very close to the private beach club which was a big plus. The owners were very responsive to questions and available. We would rent this unit again; it was well outfitted.
Luxury 2 bedroom w/view of golf course & Mtns
This was an awesome place to stay with gym & pool across from condo. Ground floor, spacious, nice furniture, games and some water sport equipment available. Property manager very helpful. Beach access is right at the beach restaurant. Water sports available here. Saw Whales daily. Pure luxury!
Golf Villas, Mauna Lani, HI, USA
We loved our time on the Big Island and appreciated having the access to the private beach. The condo was well equipped with anything you could want and we appreciated the attention to detail, although the key provided would not unlock the storage on the patio.
We loved the outlook from the small patio which was panoramic to the Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and Kohala mountains with lots of sunshine.
There was low occupancy so that kept the area quiet most of the time, although the first week there was a large group above us who were very noisy due to having tiled floors and noise from dragging chairs.
Comfortable condo with great facilities and landscaping
We found the condo to be as advertised. It was spacious and well equipped. The management office was very responsive for the few requests that we had. The condo is part of a gated development in Mauna Lani. It is surrounded by a golf course and the small lanai has a view of Hualalai, and Mauna Loa. The condo is a bit worn (carpet and furniture) but in a comfortable sort of way. With the screened front and back doors open and ceiling fans running- it cooled down nicely in the evening but was still warm for sleeping. There is central air conditioning. There is an outside storage closet that has beach equipment. The only "negative" for us was the small lanai. It has a small glass topped table and four chairs and no room for anything else. There are no lounge chairs. However, the pool is right across the street with lounge chairs and has lovely landscaping and is well maintained. There is a shallow sloped entry to the pool that was useful for a person in our party with balance/walking problems. We appreciated the one story -no step entry to the condo for the same reason. There is a workout room with brand new (Feb. 5, 2018) exercise equipment. One of the greatest benefits for us was access to the Mauna Lani beach. It's open to the public but as a condo user, there is access to the parking area and Mauna Lani Beach Club. The beach is protected and the sandy beach makes entry into the water very easy. The snorkeling was excellent with clear water and beautiful fish. The water got murky when a storm came in and the waves kicked up. However, the beach was still calm. There is a small shopping center in the development with a grocery store and several restaurants. We can highly recommend the condo.
Thanks so much for the review. We are happy that it met all your needs. Hope to see you again in your return to Golf Villas.
The Shops at Mauna Lani are within a mile of the condo. Here there is a local grocery store with deli, restaurants, art galleries and other shops.