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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Very good - based on 18 reviews
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SLKlima
Shorewood, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect place for our family trip to heaven”
Reviewed 31 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We rented this place for our second week on The Big Island. The previous review from March 5, 2014 is spot on. I won't bore you with listing all the details again. But I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of spices in the kitchen and little extras throughout the whole place we found. Definitely much aloha from happy people wanting to share with the next residents. It was catching, we left some extra items as well. ;)
Every meal "at home" was on the lanai - actually we spent most of our time at the condo out there. Never turned on the tv because there is just too much to do on the island plus the view here is captivating. I could watch the bay and the waves crashing on the rock forever. Hoping to be back soon and will definitely check if this place is available again!

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cosmo18
Oakland, California
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Oceanfront, roomy, just a short drive to main strip”
Reviewed 6 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
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This place is directly oceanfront as advertised, but there is no ocean access (all large rocks and strong surf). It was also more spacious than I had expected. Lots of beach amenities here - boogey boards, umbrellas, chairs, mats, toys (so no need to bring or buy these things). Washer and dryer are in the unit but there was very little detergent when we arrived. Main strip is walkable but probably 15 minutes by foot. We chose to drive since you never know when the rain will come. Great gas BBQ and picnic tables, although we did not have an opportunity to use them.

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Liked best: Ocean view
Liked least: stairs
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TJRTravel
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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374 reviews
143 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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This is a well located fully furnished 2 bed 2 bathroom DIRECTLY in front of the sea. There is included off street parking and wonderful perks such as a washer and dryer and accessories to make a beach visit fun (beach towels, boogie boards etc). My only complaint is the cleaning could have been better. The value was good but for a short stay there are some additional fees such as cleaning. Worth it for a week stay but shorter the fees add up.

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Liked best: Balcony
Liked least: Hair all over the shower
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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gomarysd
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
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“Much more than advertised, Magical energy and space, Fabulous!”
Reviewed 5 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Amazing, perfect for us, and definitely under marketed. We just finished an 8 day stay in this unit and here are our thoughts. This unit’s advertising comes across as just a plain jane 2 BR condo (nice ocean front) but . . . it is MUCH more than that!

We loved:
• Breeze coming through – The atmosphere this created was magical. Also, a HUGE help due to no A/C in these buildings. (We rented 2 other units in the same building and they did NOT catch the breeze and were uncomfortably warm and felt “dead”.
• Balcony view – spectacular – we saw a significant number of active whales and dolphins 7 out of the 9 days we were there! What a special treat to be dining, drinking your coffee or wine and see whales breach and dolphins spin!
• Soft carpet & pads in the living & bed rooms creating a feeling of luxurious welcome.
• Mattresses: Were of high quality and VERY comfortable. (Often overlooked, but VERY important)
• Kitchen was stocked with an amazing variety of things needed for an extended stay
o Significant number of spices, saran wrap, tin foil, a few baggies, dish soap, dish washer soap, a starter laundry soap, and plenty of pots, pans, kettles, and utensils. Thanks for a 4 place toaster!
• Coffee maker was high end – thank you for having coffee filters on hand
• The couches & living room chairs were comfortable and plentiful. Looked nice, but were not so fancy we felt uncomfortable lounging on them.
• There were an amazing number of items stocked in the unit that were never mentioned in the listing that made a HUGE difference: I assume some of these were left by other renters, but still, it was wonderful!
o 6 Boogie boards were in the closet - 4 adult size and 2 child size
o 6-8 beach chairs + beach umbrella’s and a shade tent
o Lots of beach towels
o Lots of sand toys for kids
o 3 ice chests + “Blue Ice” (talk about saving the landfills from throwaway Styrofoam ones!)
o An Ice maker (vs ice cube trays! ! !) – Several metal and plastic water bottles!
o High quality towels for both bathrooms (thank you!)
o 2 portable Fans for when the breeze was not blowing (saved me when I had to blow my hair dry in the bathroom I could stay cool) Exhaust fan is very wimpy, so helped keep the bathroom dry.
o A delightful supply of Hawaii books, including the best one “Hawaii, The Big Island Revealed”! A very nice touch.
o It might sound weird, but we loved there were so many small baskets in the house, we used them for all manner of things to help us stay organized!

What we would like to see changed: (Though definitely not deal breakers!)
• Table and deck chairs were higher. We ended up standing on the deck more than sitting because the chairs put you just below the railing. It would be really cool to have a higher table and 4 higher chairs + 3-4 bar stools. These could then double for bar stools inside. We saw other units with low chairs and folks would stack them up and sit on top of 2 chairs. These did not lend themselves to this option.
• Water filter on the kitchen sink or “Brita” type pitcher. Tap water tasted terrible and we do not like buying plastic bottles of water.
• It would have been nice to have a coffee grinder. (After all it is Kona!)  We just had ours ground.
• It could have been a bit cleaner when we got there. We took all the dishes out of the cupboard and washed them, wiped down all the shelves. They were quite grody. We did not clean the rims of the couches and chairs. They had a significant layer of dust on them. However, most of the “visible” surfaces were clean, except the glass dining room table top. Bedrooms and bathrooms felt clean.

We were committed to 2 other units in this complex, so when we needed a 3rd, I had no choice. I dithered between many units there. Had I known all of the extras included I would have booked it immediately without hesitation. They need to set themselves apart better. Think of the savings, not having to rent, buy or just do without the extra stuff in the closets! Needless to say we had a fabulous stay and no one wanted to come home!

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed 5 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Reviewed 3 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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Reviewed 31 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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