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ONE BR*1 MINUTE TO BEACH*JUST REMODELED*MARBLE BATH*BAMBOO FLOOR*MAUNA KEA VIEW+

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

321 at the Shores is your home away from home. It's just been remodeled with travertine marble bathroom, vessel sinks, bamboo flooring, new kitchen counters, etc. 321 also has FREE High Speed Internet and FREE Long Distance Phone Calls to the mainland US and Canada!! 321 also has HDTV in the living room and bedroom and a NetFlix connection and many movie DVDs and Hawaiian music CDs. 321 offers FREE Late Check Out as late as 7 PM (as per scheduling)!! 321 is exceptionally well equipped with snorkeling and lots of other beach gear, tennis rackets (on site tennis courts and exercise gym), a fully equipped kitchen, A/C and clothes washer and dryer. 321 is a top floor unit in a luxury, gated resort that has plenty of free parking and convenient gas barbecues and is next to 'Anaeho'omalu Bay ('A-Bay') along the Kona/Kohala Coast, where you can enjoy the Pacific Ocean at its finest. 321 is over 1200 square feet in area and furnished with Polynesian style furniture and decorated with numerous Hawaiian art prints by local artists.

**PLEASE SEE REVIEWS BY OUR GUESTS AT THE END OF THIS SECTION.

** PLEASE click on the link at the end of this listing to go to our HOME WEB SITE where you can see more photos of 321 and the Waikoloa/Kohala area.**

At 'A Bay' you can snorkel, swim, or just play in warm tropical waters along coral reefs, or stroll along its mile long white sand beach, lined with coconut palms, next to ancient royal Hawaiian fish ponds with the 13,000 foot Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa Mountains as a backdrop. At 'A-Bay' you can take a daytime or sunset sail, see tropical fish from a glass bottom boat or spend time on a whale watching cruise. 'A-Bay' is just a seven minute walk or just a one minute drive away.

The grounds at the Shores are truely beautiful with a lush landscaping of tropical trees and flowers surrounding waterfalls and lagoons. Because of its location as a top floor, end unit 321 is exceptionally quiet and also enjoys stunning panoramic views. For those reasons it is the most requested one bedroom at the Shores. It's the perfect spot for anyone who wishes to experience the warmth and beauty of Hawaii in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

321 is centrally located for exploring all of the Big Island including the volcanoes, quaint old sugar plantation, and cattle ranching towns. 321 is close to beautiful beaches, championship golf courses, fine restaurants, great shopping, sailing cruises, horseback riding, helicopter tours, hiking, fishing, diving, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, and much more.

321 is just a 2 minute drive or a 10 minute walk along a beautifully landscaped walkway with waterfalls and tropical pools to the King's Shops and the Queen's Marketplace outdoor shopping delights with clothing boutiques, jewelry stores, gift stores, grocery stores, several fine restaurants and a food court.

GOLF! GOLF! GOLF! As our guests you will receive discounts at the Waikoloa Beach Course and the Waikoloa King's Course. 321 is just a 3 minute walk to the first tee and the restaurant of the Beach Course and a 3 minute drive to the King's Course.

321 is your peaceful and beautiful 'home away from home'!

REVIEWS:

'321 Shores is the cleanest vacation condo I've ever stayed in.' Karen Deines, Fort Collins, Colorado

'Traveling so often involves unpleasant compromises that finding a place as beautiful, comfortable and cozy as home is a rare treat. I cannot imagine anyone not being charmed by 321 Shores (and I'm really picky).' Anna Jordan, San Francisco

'A great value. The condo is very comfortable, has everything including wonderful views up to the mountains and is totally quiet. We found AJ's rates to be superior to others in the same complex. It is a ten minute stroll to a beautiful beach with lots of things to do from sailing to snorkeling and good swimming. You are within walking distance to the Hilton Waikoloa Resort which is a treat to see and you can walk to Roy's famous restaurant. We will be back.' Jill Faloon, St. Helena, California

'A 7 day Hawaiian vacation with my two daughters proved to be utterly spectacular while staying at 321 Shores. In the early mornings, we enjoyed Kona coffee (or hot chocolate) while relaxing on the tiled lanai in comfortable, padded lounge chairs. 321 is very spacious with windows galore! Uniquely enough, you get a lot of privacy because 321 is an end unit located on the 3rd floor. I enjoyed visiting the pool area at the Shores and taking advantage of the concierge services.

Not only did they book dinner reservations for my family, but they helped us locate the best snorkeling beaches. Another advantage to staying at 321 is being located within walking distance to the Kings Shops shopping and 'A Bay' beach (where we swam with sea turtles). 321 was perfect for my family and me. This condo features all the comforts of home (and more) and it's priced at a value below other units. I will pine until my next visit to Hawaii and my stay at 321 Shores.' Jessica Smith, Davis, California

'I had the chance to stay at this beautiful resort and at this condo. The beautiful view, the walks at the beach, and snorkeling are just a few things I did enjoy over my stay there. For me, as a stressed advertising director, I also did enjoy the quiet I found there. Again, thank you very much.' Regula Schmid, Zumikon Zurich, Switzerland

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
A. J.
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About A. J.

I moved to the Big Island from California twenty years ago and I've enjoyed every day here. The many large or small private beaches, the mountains, the great weather, the ocean, racing in large or small Hawaiian canoes, snorkeling along the reefs, horseback riding, fishing along the coast or hiking in the mountains, performances at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, all the fine restaurants, the farmers' markets, there is always something new and different to do.

A. J. purchased this condo in 1999

Why A. J. chose Puako

I chose the Waikoloa/Kohala area for my home and the condos because of the great weather and the Waikoloa/Kohala beaches which are unsurpassed on the Big Island and certainly some of the best anywhere. I bought condos close to my home so that I can ensure that the condos and everything in them are in top condition at all times. Plus, I'm close by if needed for any reason, even if just to answer questions about the area or give directions, etc.

What makes this condo unique

I occasionally spend an evening or two at the condos because they're close to my home and to make sure that everything is as I would want it to be if I were a guest there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved this place. Felt more and more comfortable the longer e stayed. (8 nights) Loved the comfy bed, tons of fluffy towels and everything else. So great to have everything provided and we used most of it.
Feb 2015
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Amenities

Puako Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please make 321 your home away from home during your stay and also respect 321 as if it were your home. Free reserved parking spot by entry walkway.
  • Late check outs available depending on scheduling. Quiet hours at the Shores are from 9:00 PM to 8:00 AM. No smoking either in 321 or on the lanai.
  • Please feel free to call me at 808 880 1410 with ANY questions about 321 or the Kohala, Waikoloa or Kona areas of the Big Island.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • All Marble, double sinks, large walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) Top quality linens, large closet and great views., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Top of the line and very comfortable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
FREE Late Check Out as late as 7 PM (as per scheduling). Great Views, New Gym/Exercise Facility, On Site Tennis Courts (tennis rackets and balls in the condo), Snorkels, masks, fins, boogie boards and other beach gear in the condo, Big Island Travel Books, Bathroom has Wall length Mirror, Side by Side Sinks, (toilet in separate room), hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

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ONE BR*1 MINUTE TO BEACH*JUST REMODELED*MARBLE BATH*BAMBOO FLOOR*MAUNA KEA VIEW+
average rating of 4.851852 based on 64 reviews
5

Good location, clean, quiet and a nice decor.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 10 wonderful days on the Big Island. The location of the condo is in a beautiful setting, within walking distance of the beach, shopping and restaurants. Being on the third floor the condo was quiet. The accommodations were clean and nicely decorated with everything that was needed. If you are an early riser, you can enjoy the beautiful sunrises over Mauna Kea on the condo's spacious lanai. A.J. the owner, was very attentive in providing suggestions and answering questions. I would stay there again and also recommend the condo to others.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were very responsible, clean, neat and easy and fun to talk with. They took full advantage of my suggestions and the tour books in the condo and did lots of exploring around the Island. I would recommend them to any condo/vacation rental owner. Of course, they are welcome back at any time.
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great location

  • 3 of 5

The location was perfect and the complex was very nice. Beautiful pool area. AJ was always available.

The unit itself is very dated.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In 2016 the bathroom in this condo was totally remodeled with travertine marble shower, counter and flooring and with double vessel sinks with waterfall spouts and with both a wall mounted adjustable shower head and a ceiling flood type shower head. (Please see the photos.) At the same time the kitchen counters were redone in a modern epoxy abstract design. In spring of 2017 the floors were changed to tropical bamboo flooring and the entire unit was repainted in vibrant tropical colors chosen by a local interior designer. The two flat screen TVs in the living area and bedroom are just two years old. The new sofa bed in the living area was purchased in the summer of 2017. The condo has Hawaiian traditional wicker and rattan furniture and the walls have Hawaiian motif paintings by local Hawaiian artists. I am puzzled by this guests "dated" comment. Perhaps she just does not appreciate or understand Hawaiian design and decor. On the other hand this guest was one of the most difficult ever. She lowered the refrigerator temperature to the lowest possible which caused the condensation tubing to freeze with resulting water to pool under the vege crispers. She turned the hot water temp to the highest which had to be reduced so as not to scald the next guests. She wanted the A/C to run for 24 hours a day even when she was gone during the day and night. She complained that the communal barbecues were not hot enough. In 20 years I've never had those complaints from any other guests. They left the place in mess. A very nice bathroom rug with imprinted palm trees had to be thrown away. There was food left around the sofa and the bed. The microwave and convection oven both had burnt, sticky spills. Wet towels were left on the floor in different rooms. The wash cloths were used to remove make up and so were thrown away. The collection of garbage included take out cartons, liquor and wine bottles and just days of refuse. Somehow they could not figure out how to open the folding beach chairs. Three of the four snorkels for guests had been broken and had to be replaced. A small bath room fish ornament is gone. It took over four hours to clean and restore a one bedroom condo back to my standards. And so on. Just the luck of the draw I guess. The next guests after this reviewer love the condo and have had a great time.
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5

Very comfortable and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at 321 at The Shores and had a wonderful time. AJ has clearly put a lot of thought into making his unit comfortable for guests, and he also took the time to call and make sure that we weren't lacking anything. The unit is quiet, spacious, clean and updated, with a large lanai that looks out over the Kohala, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. There are lots of windows and a nice breeze allowed us to sleep comfortably without AC (although the unit does have AC). We cooked about half the time we were there and the kitchen had everything that we needed. Many of the nicest beaches on the island (Hapuna, Mauna Kea, Waialea, A-Bay) are close by, and the Waikoloa Beach market has restaurants and groceries on offer. There is a reasonably cheap grocery store not far away in Waikoloa Village and many more restaurants in Waimea, a 30 minute drive away. We would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased that these guests fully enjoyed what I offer as well as the Kohala area in general. I provide incoming guests with information about local shopping, horse back riding and other suggested things to see and do. They were perfect and very responsible guests.
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Lovely property with excellent host

  • 4 of 5

Spacious condo, great location short drive to beach. Large lanai. Furnishings comfy, although unconventionally painted furniture and kitchen. Our host gave excellent directions to condo and called shortly after we arrived to make sure we were satisfied. Thoughtfully provided bottled water and Kona coffee upon arrival. Excellent fitness room on site. Walking distance to shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would recommend these guests to any other condo owners. They were very responsible and tidy. I am sorry they did not appreciate the interior designer suggested tropical color scheme. I really like it. It's bright. It's light. It's Hawaii!!
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New York, NY
5

Great apartment, property, location!

  • 5 of 5

From start- booking and connecting to owner A.J.- to finish- wrapping up the vacation- this was a terrific experience. Loved the apartment, the property and the attention A.J. gave to all of it. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Silverton, OR
5

Condo #321

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very spacious, clean, and comfortable. It had all the amenities that we needed including beach chairs, umbrella, and snorkel gear. The location was great and away from a lot of the crowds and traffic! I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was their first visit to the Big Island after having stayed on Maui in the past. They explored almost every corner of this Island. I'm guessing they'll be back again soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
The Beach Golf Course
Nearest Golf
75 Metres
The Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
The Beach Golf Course
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Anaeho'omalu Bay
Car: necessary

Just a short walk to the Waikoloa Beach Course and restaurant or to the beach at Anaeho'omalu Bay or the boutiques at the Kings' Shops, many other beautiful Kohala Coast beaches within 10 minutes, Great snorkeling, Swimming with Dolphins, Many Fine Restaurants, Ancient Hawaiian Trails with Petroglyphs, Mountain Forests, Whale Watching

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $300

RENTAL PAYMENTS WILL BE REFUNDED FOR ANY OF THE RESERVED AND CANCELED NIGHTS THAT ARE LATER RE-RENTED TO OTHER GUESTS.
FEEL FREE TO WRITE OR CALL A. J. AT HOME ON THE BIG ISLAND (808 880 1410) WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT 321 OR THE WAIKOLOA/KOHALA AREA.
ALL RATES PLUS 13.41% HAWAII TAXES. (HI T.A.T W00026868-01)
ALL RATES PLUS $135 CLEANING FEE.
ALL RATES ARE FOR A MAXIMUM OF TWO ADULTS AND ONE MINOR CHILD AS GUESTS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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