|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Beautiful Garden Hawaiian Condo on the Kona Coast - Newly Listed
The property is gated and provides you the convenience of a reserved parking space for your vehicle. 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. It is a child-safe pool and offers great opportunities for family enjoyment.
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, nine restaurants, and the Dolphin Quest Learning Center (terrific for kids and adults alike)! Also within easy 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, a large gourmet grocery and many dining opportunities.
For golf enthusiasts, premier golfing is practically on your doorstep. Just next door is the Waikoloa Beach Resort’s Beach Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., featuring a spectacular ocean front par five on the 502-yard 15th hole. The course is literally carved from the lava flow in the area. You are also within walking distance of the Waikoloa Kings’ Course designed by British Open Champion Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish.
Whether you want to simply relax and read, have a family vacation, experience the many activities within the Waikoloa Beach Resort, or explore amazing sights and activities throughout the rest of the Big Island, this comfortable condominium will provide a great home for you during your visit.
Keywords: Child friendly, Walk to the beach, Attached Golf course (Beach Course), Walk to Hilton or Marriott
We live, work, and have raised our family in Anchorage, Alaska. We have five children ranging in age from 24 to 43 and four teenage grandchildren. We are both very active in the community but not so active we can’t escape to The Big Island for a some aloha spirit.
Gretchen Bell purchased this condo in 2010
We love the laid back aloha spirit of Hawaii. In addition, it is the most convenient tropical location for Alaskans with many direct flights year round.
We particularly love The Big Island with its variety of climate, vegetation, wonderful beaches, and many things to do.
When we decided to buy in Hawaii, we looked at several properties. We didn’t get the same “island feeling” in the other units. The best way to describe it is the feeling of “aloha.” Walking into our condo and opening the lanai doors to the beautiful garden brings an amazing sense of peace, relaxation and anticipation of fun.
The location is perfect for exploring the beaches and towns on the sunny Kohala Coast. With the beautiful beach at A-Bay, fine dining and a variety of shops all within walking distance many needs can be met without ever having to leave the resort area. It is a haven whether you want to kick back and do nothing or venture out and do everything
The mature landscaping is amazing. The pool is salt water, heated, big enough for lap swimming and there are two fabulous hot tubs. The unit is ground floor so not having to carry groceries, or beach gear upstairs is great.
Nicely cared-for property with lots of extras, especially for those who want to eat in. The Waikoloa development is pretty, excellent for jogs or strolling. Nice coastline directly accessible by foot; excellent beaches (i.e., Hapuna) just a short drive away (15 min).
This home is unmistakably beautiful and in a great location, both on the Kohala Coast and within the Hilton Waikoloa Village complex. The unit is ground floor and located within steps of the pool area. The interior is clean with nice furnishings.
However, I'll echo sentiments expressed by others. The master bed is rock hard despite the notes in other reviews that they were replaced after similar comments, and more than one light bulb was burned out.
The hostess emailed me on our arrival date apologizing for the fact that scheduled maintenance hadn't occurred as expected, and asking what she could do to make up for the inconvenience. There was no indication in the email, however, on what those maintenance issues were and, as we'd just arrived, I didn't know quite how to respond.
There was a note, however, at the unit indicating the water in the master shower took awhile to heat up, so to let the shower run. We tried each day, letting the water run from 5 minutes to 15, and were never able to get more than mildly lukewarm water. We were able to get hot water from the bath, washroom and kitchen faucets, however. We ended up taking baths instead.
There was also a sliding glass door that, when locked, would unlock when the door was pushed fully closed. This was especially disconcerting in a ground floor unit.
After our return, I responded to the email from the hostess, and let her know these were two key issues of safety and comfort - the minor stuff such as light bulbs were hardly worth addressing. Since she twice asked what could be done to make up for it, I asked for a 50% refund on the four days. She said she would look into it with VRBO.
Instead, she checked with the guests who booked in after us who said they found no issue with the hot water, despite a note left (by the owner? Maintenance? Housekeeping?) indicating there was an issue, and that they found no issue with the lock when pulled (not pushed as I'd mentioned). As a result, the hostess is "perplexed" and is now planning to write a review about me. She says she's never had an incident like this since renting the unit. Yet, they clearly were aware of the issues, having left the note on the hot water to begin with and sending me email apologizing for the lack of maintenance being completed. She's puzzled by the issues I mentioned; I'm puzzled why she brought it up and asked what she could do to make it better if there weren't *really* any issues.
This condo is very spacious and has almost EVERYTHING you can possibly need! It was well stocked & clean!
It's location directly next to the pool was ideal for us!
Thank you & we will return ASAP.
Beautiful unit, very comfortable and quiet. Great amenities.
My wife, daughter and I stayed in this condo for 1.5 weeks. It is an excellent vacation property - quiet, not too hot (because of the ground floor location - we hardly ever switched the AC on), close to the pool (literally next door). The rooms are spacious - there were only 3 of us, but we could easily fit even if we doubled our family. Lanai area is an awesome location for an outdoors dinner. The ocean is not that close - but on Big Island you do not stay in one place anyway, so a short drive to the best beaches - 69, Hapuna and Mauna Loa - was definitely a great factor.The area around the complex is highly developed, and people are polite, courteous and welcoming. The complex amenities include a pool (already told about that one), two spas, and a gym. High speed internet was perfectly fine for Hawaii. We had no problems using any of the apartment equipment - kitchen, washer/dryer, coffee maker, A/C. Overall, a very pleasant and worry-free stay. Highly recommended.
I read other reviews prior to staying so I din't have huge expectations and it was as expected. I think for the money you cannot beat the location and access to pool. I overlooked what were minor issues because of the price. I would stay there again.
The beach, a gourmet grocery store, Starbucks, restaurants, shopping, swimming with the dolphins, and more are all within a short walking distance.
You can visit nearby Petroglyph fields via a trail which starts at the shopping center and goes through beautiful golf courses.
A short drive away in Kona, you can swim with the manta rays, take a helicopter excursion, or experience a trilling zip-lining adventure!
On the other side of the island in Hilo, are coffee and macadamia plantations.
The Southern part of the Big Island offers views of an active volcano lava flow, lava tubes, deep sea fishing, whale watching, submarine excursions, star-gazing at Mauna Kea summit, and orchid gardens.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
Lost keys will result in a $100 fine
Excessively dirty leaving conditions will result in a fine determined by the situation.
Early check in and check out are available if calendar permits at $70.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.