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Ocean Views from Luxury Top Floor Condo, Vistas E304

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Nicely Appointed w/Local Art in 2 Bed/2 Bath Apt.

The weather in Waikoloa boasts sunny and breezy days! The views from E304 never cease to amaze. As you enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail from your (381 square feet ) large lanai, you will have great views of the bay and Hualalai Mountain. (another currently dormant volcano) Stay in this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, top floor ocean view unit that is protected by the winds. (This is important as Waikoloa is known for its big winds.)

The Vistas are a most convenient place to stay, without the added costs of resort and parking fees.

This master planned luxury resort has two golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, JR. of which the Vistas is situated next to the Beach Golf Course. Across the street is Aneho'omalu Bay ('A-Bay') located between the Marriott and Hilton Waikoloan Hotels. "Lava Lava" Beach Bar, located across the street, is a fabulous place for a glass of wine or Mai Tai. Sign up for the Dolphin Encounter, Whale Watch Cruises, or stroll the Hilton hotel gardens and take a tram or boat ride.

Our top floor unit has fabulous views of 'A Bay'! A hammock on the lanai is wonderful for a quick nap. The apartment has many original pieces of art-oils and watercolors from local artists, and , many are also available for your purchase.

All the essentials of home are available to you as well, We have a well stocked pantry and essentials not found in your typical rental: bathroom toiletries, plenty of toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish washer tablets, olive oil, salt n pepper, etc.....and much much more! The kitchen includes a brand new oven and dishwasher.

The master bedroom has a king bed, ceiling fan, flat screen t.v and ensuite master bathroom is newly renovated (pictures will be added to the website ) with double bowl sinks, a shower and tub. There are custom merabau wooden sliders to darken the bedroom room for sleeping.

The second bedroom consists of a queen bed, ceiling fan and plenty of drawers for clothes. There are sliders for privacy. The second (renovated) bathroom is just off the entryway hall and has a toilet, wash basin, and shower. There is a large washer and dryer, both of which are front loaders.(unlike many rentals which feature smaller ones that barely wash a single king sheet)

The kitchen is upgraded with new appliances and granite counters. It has all the conveniences of home such as stocked condiments, plenty of laundry detergent, dish washer pellets, etc. No need to shop for these items.

Dining is for 6 persons with seating for 3 at the breakfast bar. A wine refrigerator is operational and available for your use. Living room has large ceilings with a ceiling fan, large flat screen t.v. with cable, DVD player and sound system. Couches both have ottomans for putting your feet up. Decor is tropical and Hawaii-Aina, with many original pieces from local artists, including those from Peter Jefferson who also heads the Kohala PleinAir Artists. Please fee free to inquire about joining on group on our weekly Friday sessions. We schedule different locations (some are private residences) which keep our artists inspired. For guests needing art supplies, those can also be provided for your use if arranged in advance.

Our lanai has a dining table for your outdoor meals and wet bar as well .

Our complex pool has one of the largest pools- it's a 25 yard salt water lap pool. There are also 2 hot tubs. A good sized exercise room is also on the complex grounds with access possible even in the wee hours if you cannot sleep!

The Vistas has been voted most recently as the best value for your money here on the Kohala Coast. (Whereas the Hilton and Marriott Hotels charge either a daily parking fee or resort fee , or both) Some other apartment complexes are considering also imposing 'resort' fees to guests, while we are a gated community with no fees and free parking. You will feel welcomed and comfortable.

More Details

Peter and Lillian Jefferson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

About Peter and Lillian Jefferson

My husband, Peter, and I have owned this unit since 1997, and it has been on the rental market for two full years as we have moved to the Big Island permanently after spending every Christmas and summer here with our two daughters since 1993. We moved from Hollis, NH and currently reside at Mauna Lani. Peter attended Carnegie Mellon for his degree in Architecture while Lillian attended St. Anselm College for Political Science. She spends her time working towards mastering beaded jewelry. Currently Peter spends his time at leading the Kohala Pleinair Artists. His art, both oil and watercolors, can be viewed at Barela Gallery at Mauna Lani. Our condo will have some of his artwork displayed along with some of the other local artists.

Peter and Lillian Jefferson purchased this condo in 1997

Why Peter and Lillian Jefferson chose Kohala Coast

Location! Location! The Vistas is incredibly convenient and central to everything Waikoloa Resort and the Kohala Coast has to offer. The views from the apartment are incredible. When our family lived on the mainland, we looked forward to our time at the Vistas. It had everything our family needed for a perfect vacation! All the comforts of home as well as perfect weather, amazing beaches, and a great lanai from which to relax!

What makes this condo unique

The Vistas has the convenience of being within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shops, and hotels. It is solidly built and you will not hear your neighbors through the walls.(other properties cannot make that claim) It also boasts some of the biggest lanais and a large salt water lap pool. Our home has dedicated wifi as well as long distance telephone service with free calling to the mainland, Canada, and US Territories. This has proved useful to international guests.

Our apartment is perfect, as it is shaded in the morning, while sunsets can be viewed from the lanai.(in the winter months) The lanai gets gentile Kona breezes from the ocean, but is protected from the heavier trade winds that our coast is known for.


Waikoloa Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Entrance is through the Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled with stylish bowl sink.
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bathroom and lanai are accessed through bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has sliders doors to separate it from the living room
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) 2nd bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We try to make this apartment as comfortable as possible for your stay. Somewhat like your second home, so you should find it well equipped with shampoo, conditioner, beach chairs, condiments. unlike many other bare essential rentals where you are lucky enough to find salt and pepper.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Ocean Views from Luxury Top Floor Condo, Vistas E304
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful condo, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing condo, beautiful artwork! Everything you could ever need was available to you! Welcomed us with wine and coffee. Owners very quick to respond and very accomedating to all questions/requests! Our conference was less than a 5 minute walk away.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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A True Five Star

  • 5 of 5

I now know what a true five star really is. Besides being immaculately clean with tasteful and comfortable décor, the kitchen had all necessary items and there were enough incidentals throughout the unit for our full stay. The owner met us to welcome and show us the grounds and there were complementary drinks and other items waiting in the unit. There is really nothing more you could want in a Waikoloa vacation rental, and at a pretty affordable price. I hope to visit again and probably won’t bother looking anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pewaukee, WI

Waikoloa excellence

  • 4 of 5

This is good place to stay in the Waikoloa area. It is close to A-Bay, a short walk across the street and down a public access path. There are a couple of grocery stores within short drives. The room is an open concept with a lot of room to spread out if needed. The balcony has a nice large table and chairs to eat out and the hammock is relaxing. The owners are extremely friendly and will give you a personal tour when you check in and really helped make our stay as comfortable as possible and provided personal recommendations for places to see. The biggest negative is the pool which is lap pool and the whirlpool is only open until 9:00 PM, but this is Hawaii and we weren't here for the pool. By staying here you can get easily: up to Mauna Kea, drive to Hawi, and get to/from Kona. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than described - highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

I have to say that I chose this rental because the pictures looked nice and the reviews were great. I had never booked a vacation outside of a hotel so I was a little nervous not knowing what to expect. In any case, when we arrived, Lillian was there to greet us and boy were we impressed. Lillian's condo was clean and spacious, with an open floor plan. The views from the balcony were amazing and my husband loved taking naps on the hammock. Lillian also provides a lot of items within the condo to use - from the condiments, tea, coffee, etc. in the kitchen, to the laundry detergent for the washer/dryer, to the hairspray, Q-tips, shower gel, lotion, etc. in the bathroom. Mind you some of this we brought with us but in the event you may have forgotten something, she had it there for you to use. We especially appreciated the beach bag and extra beach towels since those items are cumbersome to travel with. Some of the other reviews also mentioned this, but the gift basket with the bottle of wine, suntan lotion and coffee was very thoughtful, not to mention the chocolates left for us on the bed :-).

The community pool and hot tubs were really nice too and we also used their fitness center several times. I personally didn't care for the beach at A-Bay (which is across the street) so we went to Hapuna beach which is just a 15 min car drive north.

Overall we were very happy with our stay and would recommend it to others. The condo was so much more than you would get at a hotel and Lillian was really nice, offered recommendations when we asked her, and was available for any questions.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


Everything was perfect and Lillian is an awsome host.

I recommand highly this condo and can't wait to go back!

Mahalo Lillian and Peter!😀

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ, US

Spacious, impressive condo with lovely views.

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could ask for was provided, including many thoughtful extras. Excellent location for a nice walk to the resorts and a short drive to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island....great snorkeling. Wonderful views from the condo....misty mountain, a bit of turquoise A-Bay, and a glimpse of ocean. I wouldn't bother again to shop in Kona, as it turns out that nearby Waikoloa Village has a large excellent market. Also an excellent Italian restaurant, Pueo's Osteria. Hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Kona International (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Tropics Ale House
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Across the street! Anehoomalu Bay
Car: recommended

This is a wonderful location as it almost never rains! Located about 25 minutes drive north of the airport, the island breezes keep you very comfortable. You are in walking distance of both the King's and Queens Shops which offer restaurants and Food Court as well as a upscale ABC Grocery Store. The world class Hapuna Beach, 69 Beach, and Mauna Kea are all but 15 minutes drive with 'A' Bay right across the street.


Rates & Availability

Waikoloa Village Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 13 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $170
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.42%

HI Taxes are 13.416% extra. Cleaning fee is $170.00. Please inquire about interim cleanings for stays of two weeks or longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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