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Kanaloa 2BR Family Condo

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Kanaloa at Kona 1002 provides the perfect blend of luxury and value in an unsurpassed Hawaiian setting. This large (1500+ sq.ft.) and elegant VRBO Kona condo is situated on the north edge of the Kanaloa complex, facing the Kona Country Club course about 100 yards off the ocean. It's an ideal setting for fun family vacations or tranquil getaways. We've just completed new kitchen and living room upgrades, so it's looking better than ever.

The four-star Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona resort is famous for its gorgeous tropical landscaping and peaceful ambiance. Kanaloa features three swimming pool and spa complexes, lighted tennis courts, and fabulous oceanside dining on the premises at Jameson's Grill and Bar. The location is close to downtown Kona but away from the crowded 'condo row' along Ali'i Drive. There are lots of nice places you can walk right from the front door. Escape the traffic!

Our unit is beautifully decorated and furnished, with a king bed in the master suite and two twin beds (or king conversion) in the second bedroom, plus two sofa beds. Very complete kitchen, TV/DVD/VCR, second TV in master bedroom, stereo, washer/dryer, and many extras. Wireless internet is free and available both in the unit and poolside. The large, shady lanai is surrounded by greenery, with lovely golf course and mountain views.

Please see the slideshow on our owner's website and our Kona condo pictures here on VRBO. Please contact Scott or Jen and let us help you plan your trip to the Big Island. Mahalo!

Keywords: Condominium (1700 sq. ft.)

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2017

About The Owner

The Norris family has been traveling to Hawaii for years. We have listed this great Kanaloa at Kona condo on VRBO since we purchased it in 2001.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2001

Why The Owner chose Kona Coast

We have stayed at many places in Kona and we looked at everything on the market. Kanaloa at Kona simply stood out from the rest, and as soon as we saw this unit the decision was easy. For overall size and quality, plus the great location and expansive setting, Kanaloa is tops.

What makes this condo unique

For us one of the big things is traffic--or lack of it, when staying at Kanaloa. We have rented ocean view units at the Bali Kai and others where you get a nice view--from the living room. But in 2BR units the second bedroom may be facing the street! Step outside in those places and there's nowhere to walk or run except up and down the bike lane on Ali'i Drive. So we love Kanaloa where you can step outside and walk barefoot on lawns down to the shoreline, or stroll along the oceanfront or over to the nearby marina.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know we enjoyed staying at your home in Kona. You have a really nice place and our stay was very comfortable and relaxing. Thanks so much for opening your home to us and providing all the information for your home and the island. Everything went well. We had a great vacation in Hawaii and can’t wait until we can go back again.
Aug 2007
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Kanaloa 2BR Family Condo
average rating of 4.55 based on 31 reviews
4

Lovely condo. Good location.

  • 4 of 5

But we couldn't find sheets for the fold out couch or a set of towels for our 5th person. Other than that it was great!

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  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oberrieden, Switzerland
4

Nice Condo, verry Property with a great view to the sea and the mountains.

  • 4 of 5

The one and only, that makes me not so happy, was the Kompresdor for the air condition under the house; it makes much noise in the night, so my sleep was verry bad. But all in one its a wonderfull home for vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Space & Location... But Needs a Facelift!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful space!!! The dated / worn furniture & bedding & decor, were a bit creepy as it felt like we were in the residence of a recently deceased 95 year old. But... This IS a BEAUTIFUL location, that offers a WONDERFUL amount of space for families!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pennsylvania
5

Lovely, spacious condo in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Kanaloa 1002 four times now. It never seemed long enough, so this year we came for 9 weeks, from early May to early July. That was almost long enough! We had another terrific stay.

The condo is spacious and attractively decorated. We especially like the koa wood cabinets in the kitchen. The stacked washer/dryer tucked into a hall closet is really handy.

The setting at Kanaloa is wonderful. Coconut trees and tropical plants grow almost to the ocean, where the waves crash against the black lava rock formations. Exotic birds like saffron finches and java sparrows visit the lanai. The view from the lanai is especially nice in the early morning, when you can see the 8,000-foot volcano Hualalai looming up in the distance. We have probably taken 500 photos of Hualalai during our several stays in 1002.

Scott is easy to deal with, and has been very quick to address any issues we've had. This summer we noticed a slow leak under the sink in the kitchen. Kanaloa maintenance workers came to fix it the next day after we reported it to Scott.

It's a long trip from Pennsylvania to the Big Island, but knowing there's a clean, comfy, well-appointed place waiting for us makes it really fun.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Was able to unplug and enjoy the Big Island here. The beds were comfortable. Five of us slept very well. The kitchen was fully stocked. My favorite was the lanai for watching the golfers and enjoying the scenery.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A poorly maintained property. Renter beware

  • 1 of 5

I have stayed in this area of Kona 8 or 9 times over the last decade and this is easily the worst property I have experienced.

For starters it could use a paint job, carpet cleaning and some solid elbow grease to make it presentable. Just to give you a flavor of some of the issues:

1. The property management company had put dirty dishes back in with clean dishes, so the first order of business was to take all the dishes out and load the washing machine. Unfortunately , we couldn't get to dishwasher to work.

2. It was very hot when we arrived (mid 90s, which is warm even for Kona). We turned on the AC and the only cold air you could feel was if you stood on top of a vent/register. After 3 hours, the room temperature had barely dropped into the mid-80s. The AC might be adequate for spring or fall conditions, but I can't image it would have made the condo very livable during our stay.

3. The AC system has few or no registers in the back bedrooms and master bathroom. There are some basics fans, but sleeping on the couch in the main room would probably be the only reasonably cool area. AC seems to be a retrofit for these condos so your experience may vary from unit to unit.

We called the landlord, who was apologetic, but not particularly interested or able in fix anything. There is only so much someone can do from 5000 miles away. We ended up renting a condo in a different complex (across the bay) run by a different management company . In contrast it was clean, comfortable, recently remodeled, well maintained, and LESS expensive.

This vacation was the last time our family was going to spend together before my daughter left for college. Maybe we could have ironed out the problems, but I was not willing to waste a couple days of our last vacation together dealing with a sub-standard property. We packed up and left within 4 hours of arrival. I paid for 10 days of rentals that I never used.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In renting to hundreds of guests since 2001 we've never had an experience like this one. Hard to know how to respond. The AC had just been serviced with new coolant in the previous month. Kanaloa maintenance went and checked it out and reported that it was working fine. Since guests were so emphatic about it I requested that the outside AC tech come back and check it again. He did, and reported that it was working fine. I contacted guests before and after these, all reported the AC was working fine. And yes, of course there are ducts in the bedrooms! The dishwasher turned out to be broken and need repair. Previous guests had not reported it, but had hand-washed dishes and apparently some were not entirely clean. Rather than describing my response as one of indifference, the reviewer might have noted that I responded immediately with a service call to the maintenance department, and an offer to refund the cleaning fee if there was a perception of uncleanliness. Unfortunately before the maintenance people could even get there, guests had already left. It's worth noting that this year alone about a third of our bookings have been from repeat visitors staying for their second or third time in our unit. Guests immediately after this reviewer had a lovely time. It's hard to keep the white carpet spotless but it is cleaned regularly. The cleaning between guests is professional and thorough. It's unfortunate when a kitchen appliance breaks but it does happen from time to time. Most people can take it in stride without having a meltdown. Glad to hear these people found happiness elsewhere....but I wonder.
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Tax Rate 13.25%

Air conditioning is included, no extra charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Condo Amenities: Recently refurnished, King bed in master bedroom, Two twins with possible king setup in second bedroom, Phone and answering machine, Fax, Air Conditioning, Cable TV and VCR, 2nd TV in Master Bedroom, Full kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, blender, rice cooker, All linnens provided. Resort Amenities: Gated complex with three swimming pools with spas(one for adults only), lighted tennis courts, oceanside bar and gourmet restaurant on the premises, reserved covered parking, beautifully landscaped with breathtaking ocean views

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