About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 10 nights
This is same unit as VRBO Listing ID #1218304
Fully stocked and ready for fun. This one bedroom very deluxe unit has all the things for cooking, fun in the sea and relaxing on the private lanai overlooking the pool and ocean. This is not some unit set back with a peek a boo view. In a very quiet 20 unit building only 2 miles from town. Right across from the farmers market so you can shop for the best Kona has to offer. The bedroom has a comfy new King sized bed and a private vanity. The travertine floor throughout makes the living space is open and tropical. The private lanai is the best spot for an evening drink or early breakfast. WiFi via wireless. Local phone calls from the unit. Photos do not do it justice as it is being refreshed and updated between each visitor with new paint etc. Gutted bathroom bathroom (all new travertine walk in shower, travertine floor and new granite vanity. Updated bedroom suite with all new linens. Entire new living room floor, TV, and lanai doors & windows. Better and better each month. Brand new showplace Granite kitchen! New appliances, new cookware. The works. The owner, Ann Goody is now managing all new bookings. Reach Ann at 808-331-8778.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 18, 2018
About Ann Goody
Ann & Norm Goody run the Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Kona. For more info and how to come visit us. see the Three Ring Ranch web site.
Ann Goody purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Ann Goody chose Hōlualoa
Kona is a truly magical place we fell in love with it long ago and this building was the first I looked at. Sadly the unit I wanted sold to someone else before I could get it. Now 21 years later we finally are back at the Kona Riviera. Once you see it you will never want to leave.
What makes this Condo unique
You really can travel light since this is such a well stocked unit. All the beach goodies and great books are waiting for you. Come relax!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely little place. The view out on the balcony is amazing. Love hearing the sound of the surf all day long. We ate dinner on the balcony watching the sun set. We even saw the green flash!
A great value for the price.
Clean comfortable and well kept.
The property was great. No problems, be sure to check the closets and drawers, a lot of the items you will need are already on site.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS PLACE!!
Love, love, love this place!! Love everything about it! Bongo Ben's is a great place for sunset drinks. Can't wait to return!
Overall, a mixed bag with some pluses and quite a few minuses
This was the least impressive condo of the many we've rented in Hawaii. First, the pros: the location is excellent and the views are fantastic. The condo has a great view of the ocean and you can hear the waves as you relax on the lanai. The kitchen is stocked well and everything is easily accessible. It's also close to the shops and restaurants in downtown Kona.
Now, the cons: the condo was definitely not clean. The couches reeked of body odor when you sat on them and the shower curtain and adjoining walls were moldy. In addition, there were bottles of "Softsoap" cleanser by each of the sinks and they smelled suspiciously like they had been filled with watered-down Palmolive dishwashing detergent. Most condos we've been in have laundry facilities. This one had a coin-op laundromat downstairs. A major hassle! The air-conditioner was a portable unit propped up on a dining chair in the bedroom! We didn't use it much as the weather was fine but there was a notice stating the user would have to empty the water trough periodically if used continuously. Another hassle! Finally, the lanai, although offering a great view, was a walk-through lanai for the other condos on the same level. Thus, no privacy!
With a thorough cleaning and new furniture, this place would be fantastic! As it is, I'm sorry to say we can't recommend it.
Yes, the view is really amazing from this condo!! I wanted to respond regarding your comments. First, we do steam clean our furniture regularly. It's possible a guest sat on the couch wet from the ocean. We try to encourage guests to never do that! Anyway, we have steam cleaned it since your visit. Also, because of intense humidity, we do change our shower curtains regularly. And it has been changed. On the A/C, I have no idea why it was on a chair! It has a stand that it sits on. As far as lanai, there can only be one person who would walk by; the next door condo. But they can exit another way so I'm not sure why they would walk by. We have talked to our manager about that. So, we hope we have been proactive enough on your concerns! Mahalo,
We had a great time there
The condo has a great location near Kona beach, it is clean and have wonderful sea view. We found ourselves at home when I found such a full kitchen. We enjoyed ourselves staying in this place. The only thing to note: the electric fan does not work in the living room, but it does not affect us too much as we were out during most of the daytime.
A Little Gem
My friend and I were so lucky to get a few nights when someone had to check out early. We wanted a kitchen rather than a hotel room we had and this kitchen is 5 stars. What a lovely little condo, everything was new, linen, towels, rugs-great timing for us! We met the owner when she brought down a couple of new cooking utensils and she was very friendly. She shared a wealth f information about Kona from a long time resident's perspective.
The view is excellent. There is a roof on the ocean side of the building but it is painted light but you see the ocean over it and if you sit on the lanai (they have tall seats around the lanai table) looking a little north you look right at the waves and the shore. I read the reviews and someone complained about the roof but for us it was not an issue. The photos on the listing give you a great idea of what you actually see. I think it is better than shown in some photos but everyone should look at the pictures to see it. Some people will not like it but others like us won't care a bit.
The bedroom has new drapes that close up and make t really dark. I napped after flying n for a few hours mid-day and that was great to get off the "jet-lag" feeling. The A/C is one of those in the room kind, it was very strong and I only used it in that first afternoon. The building is old so what you see from the street is not great but once you come inside the security gate that feeling is gone. The gardens are nice with tropical plantings (orchids even blooming in December!) the pool is lovely and the BBQ is a great amenity. We only saw a few people on the deck at any one time so it was pretty private and had that "exclusive" feeling. My only complaint is that we could not stay longer! We will return next year and tell friends about this little gem.
Perfect location! Farmers Market across the street, leisurely walk to town! Trolley stops across the street.
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made sixty (60) days or more prior to arrival with written notice shall be given a full refund minus $50.00 reservation processing fee. Cancellations of less than sixty (60) days but more than thirty (30) days prior to arrival shall forfeit 50% of the total rent plus tax or the deposit paid. Cancellations of less than thirty (30) days the entire rent and excise tax (less cleaning fees) is forfeited unless we are able to re-rent the property. Refunds on any forfeiture will be issued in the dollar value the unit is re-rented for during the same dates as the canceled reservation. There is no refund for early departure or no shows for any reason. Trip insurance is always a good idea. Let me know if you’re interested and I can provide a quote.