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Sara Chandler

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Booking fast! Openings still left for Spring! Beautiful Ocean View Condo!

17 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Kohala Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Ocean view property with gorgeous views of the island. Experience paradise of the island while feeling the cross breezes on the wrap around lanai. Our property is a superb location resting between the Hilton and Marriot resorts. This property is for a guest that wants to experience and stay in paradise at Vista Waikoloa! Experience the beauty and interest of the Kohala Coast on the Big Island in this well maintained, two bedroom Hawaiian condominium. This property is for guests who want “Hilton or Marriott Resort luxury” without the Hilton or Marriott rates. Ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries and other special occasion trips, this home is specially suited for longer stays of two weeks to several months. Enjoy the amenities offered in this elegant and spacious, two-bedroom unit.

Special features include:

• fully equipped kitchen: some stainless appliances; beautiful white ceramic cooktop, refrigerator with ice dispenser, and lovely dishes and glassware

• newly tiled floor in entry, kitchen, dining room, living areas and bedrooms

• washer and dryer

• new 50' Samsung Smart TV in living room with with cable HD and Blu-ray DVD player

• beautiful king sized Hawaiian bed in master bedroom with ample closet space

• beach gear for guest to enjoy: snorkel gear, shoes, fins, umbrella, and beach mats

• free wireless high-speed internet

• large wrap-around lanai with views of the ocean as well as the adjoining Waikoloa Beach Golf Course and the Kohala Mountains. Perfect for a gorgeous sunset.

The property is gated and provides the convenience of a reserved parking space for your car. The community salt water lap pool includes two whirlpools, changing rooms and space to relax surrounded by immaculately groomed grounds with an abundance of fragrant island foliage. You will also find a lovely covered community outdoor/picnic area, complete with gas grills. For your convenience, access to an onsite 24-hour fitness center and business center is also included in your rental.

Within short walking distance are beaches, shops, restaurants, bars and many other amenities. Across the street you will find the Hilton Waikoloa Village with spa, shopping, 9 restaurants, and the Dolphin Quest Learning Center. Also within walking distance are: Marriott’s newly refurbished Waikoloa Beach Resort & Spa, ‘A’ Bay (a white sand beach, named one of Hawaii’s finest beaches with great snorkeling and frequent sea turtle sightings), petroglyph trails, the King’s Shops (with Roy’s, Merriman’s Café, Coach, Tiffany’s, Louis Vuitton, Macys and many others) and the new Queen’s Market Place which offers additional shopping, Starbucks, gourmet grocery and dining opportunities.

For golf enthusiasts, premier golfing is practically on your doorstep. Our unit is next to the Waikoloa Beach Resort’s Beach Course opened by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. featuring a spectacular ocean front par-five on the 502-yard 12th hole. This course is literally carved from the lava flow. You are also within walking distance of the Waikoloa Kings’ Course designed by British Open Champion Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish.

We want to ensure that your stay at our home is an experience you will always remember. Whether you want to celebrate a special occasion, get away to simply relax and read, play golf, experience the numerous activities within the Waikoloa Beach Resort, or explore the amazing sights and activities throughout the rest of the Big Island, this beautiful, comfortable condo will provide a great home during your visit.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sara Chandler (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Sara Chandler

Barry and Diane have been married for 35 years, and currently reside in the Chicagoland area. Barry is retired and Diane is an employed physician. They have one daughter, who is also a physician, and three grandchildren. They have been vacationing in Hawaii for nearly 15 years, and have decided that the Big Island is their favorite.

Sara Chandler purchased this condo in 2013

Why Sara Chandler chose Kohala Coast

Several reasons. The property itself is beautiful, well kept, and very tropical. The pool is wonderful, kept pristine, and a gathering point for owners and renters. The Board of Directors has worked hard to not only maintain the property, but retain a community feel and pride of ownership. Owners actually know each other. There is an aloha spirit, in which everyone is ready to help each other out. The location is superb, resting between the properties of the Hilton and Marriott with all of their amenities, beautiful landscaping and endless views. The beach is one of the most picturesque in Hawaii, framed between historic fish pounds and a strip of beach, with all the ocean sports you could want. There are fantastic restaurants within walking distance, and even free entertainment at the Kings’ and Queens’ shops. Even the farmer’s market comes to you, being located in the Kings’ Shops each Wednesday! Shopping for groceries completes the picture, and the place is ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to mess with car rental or driving. For those who wish to explore the island, proximity to the hotels and nearby tour operators offers easy access to everything from touring a macadamia nut factory, to ascending the tallest mountain in the world (Mauna Kea) to seeing an active volcano.

Another aspect is the construction of the buildings, which was built to Japanese earthquake-proof standards, including solid concrete construction, which also makes the unit very quiet.

Reviews

4.6
based on 17 traveler reviews

Booking fast! Openings still left for Spring! Beautiful Ocean View Condo!
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
5

A very enjoyable experience

  • 5 of 5

To celebrate my wife’s 80th birthday, we decided to visit the Big Island Hawaii for two weeks in November/December, 2015. We weren’t sure there would be enough to do on one island for two weeks, but we were wrong: we had a marvelous time. The experience was immeasurably enhanced by the condo we rented in Waikoloa, which is well situated between Kona to the south and many interesting attractions and beaches to the north. In addition, there are several good restaurants and grocery-shopping opportunities within walking or short driving distance. As to the unit itself: first-class! The owners did not skimp on amenities and furnishings. The master bedroom was large and the bed was comfortable. The kitchen provided everything we needed to prepare meals when we were not eating out. The open dining and living room area was comfortable and spacious and the large screen TV was much appreciated. As a techno-klutz I had a bit of trouble at first setting up the reception, but the owner’s repairman was there very quickly to solve the problem. At breakfast it was a pleasure to sit out on the large balcony, listen to the birds, and watch the palms swaying against the background of the ocean. Beach chairs, towels and snorkeling equipment were also provided.

We would not hesitate to recommend this unit to our friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location, great condo for a family of 4, no problems

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Hawaii and we loved everything about it! The 2 bedrooms were perfect for us -- a family of 4 with 2 teenagers. MUCH BETTER than staying at the Marriott or Hilton -- a kitchen, 2 bathrooms, washing machine, dryer (used for the beach towels every night), huge lanai and so much space! It's a 15 minute walk from the condo to a sandy beach. You start with about a 5 minute walk to the ocean (perfect to see the sunset) then turn left and walk 10 minutes on a nice path along the ocean to the sandy part of the beach by the Marriott. The parking spot for our rental car was convenient and it's a great location as a home base to explore the island by car. There were 4 comfy beach chairs, beach towels and a cooler that we used daily. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worst VRBO communication experience we've had

  • 2 of 5

We rent vacation rentals at LEAST 4-5 times a year and own a vacation rental of our own. I have never left a bad review, but we did not have a good experience with this place. The place was nice enough....though beware about booking the unit with 4 adults. The twin size beds in the 2nd bedroom are just regular length (as opposed to extra long twins) and if you're average or tall height, as we are, they are uncomfortably short. Also, the one whole wall of the 2nd bedroom is a set of sliding louvered doors, so it's loud and there isn't much privacy.

We were trying to make a last minute reservation and agents were very slow to respond to SOME (not all) of the emails I sent in an effort to agree on a price and get a firm quote. After a rate had finally been agreed upon and I filled out the online reservation form, they raised the rates. It was Christmas season and last minute, so at that point we were stuck and actually paid the higher rate.

We spent the month of December housesitting in Hilo and reserved this unit so we could spend some time on the dry side of the island. When we left the condo, there was a miscommunication between hubby and I about what beach stuff we brought from the Hilo house and what stuff we borrowed from this unit. We contacted management shortly after we checked out to confess and ask what we should do about returning it before we headed back to Hilo later that day. After several hours we had not had any answer to our emails or texts, so we dropped the gear off at the management office on site and then got chastised for doing so.

The worst part though was that I got hurt when I sat in a barstool that totally collapsed (I am not a large woman) out from under me. Turns out the legs on both barstools were no longer attached to the seats in any way and had just been propped or snapped together as if someone was half done with a repair project. The condo management later said in an email they knew the chairs broken and admitted it they were supposed to have been taken out of the unit but no one had followed up to make sure they were.

We are headed back to Waikoloa in December, but will skip this place and stay somewhere where the management cares about the experience and not just the check.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret very much that the guests arriving 17 December and departing 20 December, 2015, did not have a pleasant stay. The ball was dropped getting the barstool replaced. There was a three-day gap between guests in mid-December, during which time our cleaning and repair service was to have replaced the two barstools. There was a communication problem with our cleaning service regarding timing. The service didn’t want to impose on the current guests, thus broken stool replacement was delayed. We apologize for the guests’ inconvenience and pain and are grateful that only bruising resulted. As to the matter of the twin beds, yes, they are standard twin beds, 39x74 inches. Twin XL beds are special order items, particularly in Hawaii. Standard length beds keep the bedroom as roomy as possible, and we have no plans to replace them. We pride ourselves on being as honesty and fair as possible, wishing our guests to have the same experience that we have enjoyed in our home. There have been situations where special situations modified the usual rates, but never where a discount for such a short stay would be offered. Regarding swimming equipment inadvertently brought from the Hilo condo that the guests stayed in, the property manager’s authority does not cover personal property of owners & renters. This should not reflect on our condo in any way.
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5

The best one!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at this condo and we loved it. We have stayed in other condos near this area but this was by far the best one. The condo is nicely and comfortably furnished and very clean. The bed was super comfortable. It has all the extras you need like beach equipment, wi-Fi and a very nice and large smart TV . We especially enjoyed the salt swim pool. The overall quality and condition of the condo was well above average for this area. We would definitely like to come back again. We found the owners easy to contact and very accommodating to deal with.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Love the pool and lanai. Comfortable and roomy. Great location

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious condo for 4 adults. Perfect amenities with a starter kit in the bathroom... this was unexpected and a nice touch.

Location is very convenient with Hilton, Marriott and the Queen's marketplace that are all within walking distance. Marriott does offer a lot of water activities including water yoga which was interesting. Hilton is a very family friendly resort, while the marketplace has several nice restaurants and their gourmet market has some good options for meals. The pool was surprisingly nice and you can do laps in the pool.

This area has a nice resort feel and perfect for active and/or a laid back vacation. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
45 Metres
Waikoloa Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
45 Metres
Waikoloa Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
45 Metres
Waikoloa Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Anaeho`omalu Bay
Car: recommended

Walk to beach, gourmet grocery, Starbucks, restaurants & shopping. Nearby Petroglyph fields—the trail starts at the shopping center and goes through the golf courses, swim with the manta rays in Kona, helicopter excursions, swim with the dolphins at the Hilton, zip-lining near Hilo, coffee & macadamia plantations, active volcano, lava tubes, deep sea fishing, whale watching, submarine excursions, star-gazing at Mauna Kea summit, orchid gardens.

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Rates & Availability

Waikoloa Beach Resort Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,180
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

TAX ID number: 3-6-9-007-009-0011-000

Credit card on file in lieu of deposit and for incidentals required when final payment is due.
Payment by credit card has 2.5% additional charge (this is what the credit card companies charge us).

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Amenities

Kohala Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Double vanity sinks
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two new twin beds can be easily put together to make a king.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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