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Joy Stevenson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Your home away from home at our quiet condo in the award-winning Vistas

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Kohala Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

If you are looking for an ideal long-stay condo, then look no further. You will find our condo as the ideal resting place for a week or longer as the Big Island and Kohala Coast offer activities for the young and old alike.

We have a fully-stocked kitchen - perfect for gourmands. Ideal for long-term rentals. Vista Waikoloa is a very safe and secure community. Our unit has a large lanai for outside dining and relaxing. Guests are invited to use the equipment in the Lanai closet. Including snorkeling gear, boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrella.

Kohala Coast is a golf-lovers paradise. Guests can walk to the Waikoloa Beach golf course and other world-renowned courses such as Mani Lani and Mauna Kea are just minutes away by car. Our guests receive a discount at the Beach and Kings courses at Waikoloa Beach resort.

Both the Queens and Kings shopping centers are a short walk from our house and have numerous dining options as well as a grocery store.

Explore the Kohala Coast with its numerous beaches and hiking opportunities. I would be happy to help you plan your stay with us.

Keywords: Condominium

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Joy Stevenson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Joy Stevenson

We are an American family who has lived in Singapore for over 20 years, and now reside in South Africa. Our family has enjoyed coming to our Hawaii house over the years as Hawaii is a wonderful mix of Asia and America.

Joy Stevenson purchased this condo in 2000

Why Joy Stevenson chose Kohala Coast

We like the Vistas because they are very quiet. The construction of the Vistas is superb and they are very well maintained. We deliberately picked a unit away from the street plus we have a lovely view of Mauna Kea.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! Joy, wonderful condo. The Big Island is great, so now for the adventures! Got to swim with the honos!

Wendy C.

Thanks for the tip about the book (The Big Island Revealed). Spent hours snorkeling at Hapuna and Mauna Kea Beach. Saw John Keane Slack Key Show at the King's Shops - fantastic. Great holiday.

Gae and Howard M.

Great place - all the comforts of home plus more - and the Big Island!! Amazing!

Vicki H.
Oct 2014
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Your home away from home at our quiet condo in the award-winning Vistas
average rating of 4.928571 based on 33 reviews

Good location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Waikoloa, and this place made it home for us. The price was budget friendly and the location was great, really close to the best white sand beaches. We loved seeing the wild life at A-bay. There were always sea turtles, we saw a manta ray swim int the fresh water pond, and the Waikoloa cats stole our hearts!

This rental was spacious and facilitated cooking on vacation, and for nights off there is a grill super close. You can see it from the lanai.

Sometimes its really windy in Waikoloa, but we still thought it was the best place to stay on the island.

We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. This is the first we have heard about the Waikoloa cats.
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Great location, everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This unit has not been renovated like many of the surrounding units, but it's very well appointed and reasonably priced. The owners were very easy to communicate with. No problem with the internet or AC - a must for us. The location is ideal. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and everything we needed was provided in the condo. There was an abundance of towels and the kitchen was stocked with useful items. The lanai closet was filled with items - we enjoyed the Tommy Bahama chairs and umbrella for beach days (Hapuna beach was a favorite and only a few minutes by car). The lanai view is beautiful and peaceful over the golf course with table and chairs or chaise lounges to sit on. The pictures of the condo are accurate although I would say the condo is even better in person! Joy sent information ahead of our stay with a lot of great info including dining and favorite activities which was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Kim. Glad you enjoyed yourself. There is certainly something magical about Hawaii.
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Virginia, USA

A wonderful place to stay in Waikoloa

  • 5 of 5

My sister and me and our spouses spent a week here (my other two sisters and their spouses were nearby in another condo that was way more expensive but not any better). It was perfect and we would return in a heartbeat. We explored the whole island from here and it was an ideal place to return to each night. We snorkeled, we hiked, we swam, we went sight-seeing, enjoyed a zipline, went to the observatory visitor center, the volcano, the orchid center, the vanilla fields, the chocolate factory. And ate seafood almost every night. There was no downside to being here. And Joy was a great hostess; the place was just perfect for us - the wifi, the snorkeling and beach equipment, the kitchen for breakfast and dinners. Cannot adequately express how much we enjoyed this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Thanks for the glowing review and so happy that you enjoyed our place. Sounds like you really took advantage of all that the Big Island has to offer. You are welcome back anytime.
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Fantastic time at Vista Waikoloa

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 7 days in Waikoloa in Joy's condo. It was the perfect base for us to check out Kohala and the west side of the island - even Hurricane Iselle did not dampen our spirits too much. While the east of the island was pounded, Waikoloa seemed to get by with just some high winds - we hardly saw any rain at all in our time there. Preparing the lanai for bad weather wasn't necessary in the end! Anyway, the unit is great, very spacious and all in all it was the perfect base for us to explore the beaches and amazing scenery (check out Kiholo Bay - truly spectacular! And do a night snorkel with mantas!). We loved every minute and have to say Joy is very responsive and helpful. Her email package of helpful suggestions and places to go was really useful!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. I totally agree with the two recommendations. There really is so much to do and see on the Big Island.
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Auckland, New Zealand

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The condo was spacious, really well stocked and immaculately clean. We particularly enjoyed the 25m pool in the condo complex, which never got crowded. You can walk to the beach from here and to the shops. The condo had everything we needed, including free WiFi. Great place to stay for the whole family. The only one downside was the lawnmower on the golf course at 6.30am every morning, but it was good to wake up early in the hot weather anyway. The owner was really helpful with lots of tips of places to visit nearby too. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about our place. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself (in spite of the mowing). Hope to see you back on the Big Island soon.
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Rates & Availability

Waikoloa Beach Resort Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposi $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

HI Tax ID W01044690-01
For stays less than a week, a cleaning fee of $145.00 will be added.

Cancellation Policy: Owner will refund guest 95% of deposit (5% for administrative costs) when: notice is provided more than 30 days prior to check in for reservations made less than three months in advance.
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Kohala Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • 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 Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds, can be made into a king-size (1) Roll-away bed and futon also available
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
All sheets and towels are available, including beach towels. Guests are welcome to use the equipment in the Lanai closet. Including snorkeling gear, boogie boards, beach chairs and beach umbrella.

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