Beautifully appointed 3BR/2BA, private, large lawn, and surrounded by gardens
Jeffrey Parker & Susie Latvala
About Jeffrey Parker & Susie Latvala
An air traffic controller flirting with a pilot? That is how we met over 25 years ago! We have grown and done a lot since those days, having lived in 5 states (Arizona, Colorado, Alaska, Nevada, and Washington) and travelled all over the world. There are still more places to go but we always keep coming back to Hawaii! Jeff is now retired after 25 years with the FAA and Susie is still flying all over the world for a major cargo airline. In that aspect, we've relocated along with our black lab mix Boodha to Sai Kung, Hong Kong for a few years to do a little more exploration - after which we should return to our home in Port Angeles, WA, with an eye on snow birding on the Big Isle! Taking after our dogs (past & present), we enjoy life with open oceans, fields and mountains to play! We have been visiting the Big Island for over twenty five years, and finally we have been able to make our dreams come true since August of 2013 when we purchased Villa 16A at Kolea!
Jeffrey Parker & Susie Latvala purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Jeffrey Parker & Susie Latvala chose Kohala Coast
Kolea is the ONLY ocean front condo unit in Waikoloa, and it is five star! We love the island way of life as the focus on family, locally grown foods, and environment leads the way in Hawaii. Plastic grocery bags not being allowed on the island is a prime example. Local restaurants pride themselves in serving local ingredients. Farmers markets are more than just a weekend activity. The island itself has many (eight out of thirteen) climate zones so if you want out of the heat, drive thirty minutes and you can be in the clouds - from desert to rain forest. There is even snow on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa in the winter months! Then there is the active volcano, Kilauea (erupting since 1983!) All surrounded by an amazing ocean. Kolea is a great location to access this island bounty none of the other Hawaiian islands offer!
What makes this Condo unique
Because of 16A's location on the ground floor at the far end of the building, our villa is the most private in the entire complex! Enjoy the expansive lawn and relaxing lanai furniture. We have created a warm and luxurious decor inside to make you feel pleased and pampered, and have provided all the amenities you'll need! Plus Villa 16A is a great location! While not closest to the Beach Club, it's only a few minutes walk, as is the beach access and the Marriott...Once there enjoy the stunning view of Anaeho'omalu Bay (better known as "A Bay") - it is easy to find oneself frolicking on the beach or in the waves, all in the company of honu (turtles.) Villa 16A is in a quiet corner of Kolea, closest to the shops and restaurants that Waikoloa offers which makes foot travel a breeze. Yet all are out of sight due to the rolling hill and lush tropical vegetation. Once inside Villa 16A, you are in a luxury condo that feels like a home.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Kolea is NON-SMOKING both Inside & Outdoors.
Unfortunately Kolea does not allow pets.
Well behaved children (of all ages) are welcome!
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The property is exactly as advertised. Very clean, well furnished, with several amenities. Especially liked the fresh coffee beans, fruit, and complimentary snacks. The instructions for finding everything were very clear and had no trouble with the TV or sound system etc. Easy check in and check out. All in all, an excellent place to stay in the Big Island. Close to shops and restaurants and about 30 mins from Kona town.
Great location and fun amenities
Our family of 4 kids and 2 adults had a great time here. The pool and hot tub were heavenly. We went every morning and almost had the place to ourselves. My kids have had ukulele lessons in the past and they enjoyed the ukuleles. They played them more than they ever do at home. Made my day! The kitchen was stocked extremely well. We appreciated the beach towels, umbrellas and chairs. Things we could not have packed and would have had to do without at other vrbos. You won’t regret staying here!
Aloha Nicolay, Glad to see that you and your family were able to enjoy all the riches we offer in Villa 16A. Susie and I try to make ones stay more like a vacation home rather than the standard vacation rental or hotel room. Warmest Mahalo, Jeffrey
Truly The Best Ever
We have been on a number of vacations, often using the various "Rental By Owner" websites. I can honestly say that our experience at this property and with these owners was the most professional, caring, sincere, and thoughtful that we have ever seen. From the moment I first contacted them and all throughout our stay, it was clear that they are very genuine people who want to provide a true home away from home for their guests.
The villa is located in an upscale, private area with a wonderful pool and scenic beach. The unit itself is fantastic with no detail overlooked. The beds and furniture were super comfortable, the appliances and furnishing were top-quality, and everything you could look for and then some is here. From the very nice welcoming basket and fresh fruit waiting for us, to the plentiful family games, the two ukuleles, tons of kitchen tools and accessories, beach chairs and towels, outdoor grill on the lanai, etc., this place has it all. There was also a very complete and detailed binder providing every bit of information you could ever need (resources, important phone numbers, activities, restaurants, etc.).
In many places you stay, the owners will have their private closet and it feels like they've locked up the nice things for their private use. In this place however you just get the feeling that they want to make sure all the nice things you could ever want are on hand for you to enjoy. We were so impressed with that and choosing this home definitely enhanced the enjoyment of our vacation greatly.
I really can't think of a critique or downside to this home. I would strongly recommend it and know that anyone that chooses to stay here will love it! Thank you Jeff and Susie for an amazing vacation home!
Aloha Kory,.... Much Mahalo for your kind words about both Susie and I and Villa 16A. Susie and I believe customer service no longer exists, so we believe in going above and beyond in customer service, treating our guest to a five star experience. Not just in the villa during ones stay, but prior to and even after ones stay. We want all of our guests to feel at home, minus the issues of course, and just enjoy themselves. Knowing all of you enjoyed yourselves means the world to both of us. Take care of yourselves. Warmest Mahalo, Susie and Jeff
We enjoyed our stay
This villa was very nice. The host was easy to communicate with. I would definitely stay here again next time I am in the area.
Aloha Brad,.... You are always welcome back and you can count on the villa being even nicer, as we are always improving the villa. Warmest Mahalo, Susie and Jeff
Oustanding host and location!
First rate host with tastefully decorated home and generous amenities combined to make our trip an outstanding vacation. We created wonderful memories for our family thanks in large part to the great service and experience of staying in 16A.
I normally do not leave an online review but the service and experiece with Jeff and Susie rental compel me to write the review. This was my first time to vaction rental and the Big Island and I could have not been more pleased with the selection of Kolea 16A. The communication pre and during the stay was fantastic. The location is perfect for homebasing to explore the island or just enjoy the beach, pool and other local amenities on a "lazy day" which my kids greatly enjoyed. The kitchen and grill has top notched appliance and was well equipped for the cook in the family. The
Aloha Ari,.... It was SUCH a pleasure working with you, as I really enjoyed all of our conversations about what you had planned and what was forced on you from the family. I was honored that you let me help you with some of the planing, and where to find the "listening juice" locations that were close by. Glad that all of you were able to enjoy what we offer in both customer service and the villa, as Susie and I try to be nothing but the best. You are ALWAYS welcome back and please, take care of yourselves. Warmest Mahalo, Susie and Jeff CHEERS!!!
A great place for a family holiday!! We all loved it.
Jeffrey and Susie’s condo is beautifully furnished and well equipped. It’s location is great, a short walk to the beach, pool and shopping. Jeffrey and Susie are excellent hosts. I recommend Pua Kai Lani completely!!
Aloha Leigh Ann,... Glad that your second stay with us was just as great as the first and that you and your family were able to enjoy all of the riches of Villa 16A. You are always welcome back and please take care of yourselves. Warmest Mahalo, Susie and Jeffrey
Kolea is a one stop destination, offering a great pool area for adults, a pool for children, and one of the top beaches in Hawaii just steps away. Abundant water sports, play (or even learn - you are on vacation!) golf at the two golf courses, hike the 32 mile Kings Trail (built in 1855), shopping, and dining are all walking distance of our villa. But don't limit yourself to just Waikaloa Resort - helicopter to the volcano, dive with the manta rays, explore lush valleys, and deep sea fishing are more amazing options on the Big Island of Hawaii.