|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This is a real beauty and a secret on the oceanside!
A top floor Kona Makai unit, one bedroom, one bath plus loft. The 2 lanais are perfect for kicking back and enjoying the ocean view with your meals or just playing on the computer or reading a good book! The complex offers tennis, a pool and spa, fitness center and bbq areas and is within walkable distance to Kona Town. Treat yourself to a week or two at Kona Makai and discover all of the coastline when you walk along Alii Drive! Do call right away to book for winter, as we fill up very fast. This is a new listing so do it now when there is space available!
My four stars indicate a VERY GOOD overall rating. This recently upgraded condo is fresh, clean, and very nice. It is tastefully decorated and most of the furnishings are new. I loved having the hardwood floor. The size is perfect for a family of 4 with one king on the main level and 2 twins in the loft. I like being on the top floor. I really appreciated the details like good quality bedspreads, linens, towels, beach towels and gear in great condition (if not brand new), and lots of supplies like shampoo and conditioner, a first aid kit, laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the main lanai where there is a decent ocean view, partially obstructed.
Mary and Jay were great to deal with throughout the booking process and were very responsive to small issues that arose while we were there, as issues always do.
The complex is very nice and very well maintained. I like that it is near town, but not too close to town. It was quiet. My kids loved the ping pong table near the pool and the pool itself. We loved bringing our dinner down to the grill/table area and eating while we watched the sunset. We met nice people doing the same. Be advised that the hot tub is officially off limits to kids under 14, but we worked around it. Some of the residents are a little fussy about visitors following the rules, but I believe that makes for a nicer place to stay overall.
I highly recommend this condo and complex to families as well as couples. I would absolutely stay here again.
We stayed here for 5 days in Feb. We had no problems with reservations, directions or keys, received our $200. deposit 10 days after leaving. The apartment was clean, bed was comfortable.
Our dealings with the agent were fine, she got back to me quickly and was helpful and pleasant.
Wifi (apparently complex wide) was very slow and often didn't work. The "gym" was barely adequate.
The complex was well maintained but there were workmen noises -- an apartment near by was being renovated, carpets in our stairwell were being replaced during our stay -- , I know this happens, but...
The complex is on a very busy road, often the road is backed up for long stretches. There is condo complex after condo complex and you have to get in the car to get a quart of milk or most things.
This Kona Makai property provides a great base for watching ocean sunsets, walking Ali'i Drive to downtown, and going to nearby Kahalu'u Park for snorkeling. The grounds of the property are impeccably maintained, with beautiful plants and flora. The condo is clean and spacious. Mary was exceptionally helpful in arranging our stay.
Our rental agreement and welcome letter were deceptive, misleading, and full of inconsistencies. The VRBO listing and welcome letter stated the pool hours were 9am-10pm, but the property manager, Mary Christ, failed to do her homework. Pool hours were not what was promised, and according to the complex manager the pool hours have always been 9am-8pm for children. The welcome letter stated there was "high speed internet" and according to the complex manager the complex has never had "high speed internet". Upon arrival we were locked out of the complex for 45 minutes because the property manager, Mary Christ, gave us the wrong gate code and she would not answer her phone. The units fridge wasn't in proper working order and we lost $450 worth of groceries. The property manager, Mary Christ, was notified and it took multiple calls for her to respond. She lied and said there was repair people schedule and we caught her in that lie. Rather then making every attempt to get the fridge back in working order her solution was two cheap coolers and a "mini-fridge", and we were responsible to purchase the ice for the coolers. It took multiple phone calls to get her to respond and Ms. Christ wanted to evict us, so we had to file a police report for fear of eviction.
There were multiple other issues with the unit, the stove top had a broken burner, the bathroom sink was slow to drain, and the a/c unit in the bedroom was so loud you couldn't sleep.
Never once did Ms. Christ offer to replace our lost groceries or lost vacation time due to dealing with the fridge issues.
BEWARE THIS IS NOT A KID FRIENDLY CONDO COMPLEX AND THE RESIDENTS ARE VERY UNFRIENDLY TO CHILDREN. The complex grounds are beautiful and peaceful.
Although the property was nice and clean, the unit was a bit disappointing. We arrived, to a "tidy" condo, but it was by no means "clean". There were dead bugs and dust around the night stands in the king size bedroom. When I pulled down the sheets to get into bed, there was a dead moth on my pillow. We had to ask for toilet paper, and it was not sufficiently stocked with your traditional kitchen supplies, such as,paper towels, foil, and/or plastic wrap. All... I mean EVERY SINGLE DISH we pulled out of the cupboard to use was dirty!!! Along with every pan we cooked with. The floors were dusty. It was disgusting!!! Needless to say very disappointing! We lost all power in the front of the house, but that was an easy fix. After I contacted the manager, she got back to us, and figured it was a blown fuse in the box. Once we clicked them all off then on again it all worked fine. The view is not as it is pictured in the advertisement. There is a big palm tree blocking the view on the lani!
Very very disappointed with the unit! I will never again rent from this unit. I saw some other units and they were very nice. For almost $200 a night....was not worth it at all!!
Helicopter rides are available to the Volcano or Waipio valley, spectacular. World class golfing and snorkeling is very close by. Ride horseback on cattle ranches, mountain bike or hike, deep sea fish or paddle board & surf. Sun on a beach or picnic at the City of Refuge just south of Kona town.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on any cancellation. Hawaii GET license W544-7251-01