if snorkeling is your thing then STAY HERE about four miles to Kona city easy to bicycle into town. The unit is well stocked with everything you will need, from beach towels to blenders its all their don't bring it.
This condo is located in front of beach very close so we enjoyed snorkeling a couple of times a day. 3 spacious rooms with clean house made our stay very relaxing. Many restaurants close to this place. Nice view from our room and fantastic sunset view.
We had a great stay in March 2017 in this 3-bedroom condo. It was spacious, clean, comfortable and well-stocked. Lots of room for 3 adults and 2 teens. Britt, the property manager, was extremely responsive and helpful when I had questions. Owners Hee and James promptly answered all my questions before we arrived. The location is great and we enjoyed snorkeling at Kahaluu beach across the street, where we saw numerous turtles. I highly recommend this condo rental and would love to stay here again!
Reservations were easy to make and communication was easy throughout the process. Upon arrival, it was simple to locate. Plenty of parking at all times. Just down a set of steps to the entry, which is keyless. The keyless entry was a huge bonus, as our older kids could come and go as they pleased without trying to keep track of a key. Also, if we wanted to skibble across the street for a snorkel we didn't need a key - just our mask and snorkel. The outdoor shower was very close to the unit for convenient rinsing off. Now back to the unit. It was clean and easy to keep clean with a great layout for us. Floors were all tile and could be swept quickly. There was some decor, but it wasn't in the way. All the appliances were functional and we especially loved the blender for making smoothies with fresh pineapple & other local ingredients. I loved the coffee bean grinder & maker for that Kona coffee! We all slept well and thought the beds were very comfortable. We heard a little quiet normal noise from other units on a couple occasions, but it wasn't disturbing. (We probably were the disturbers!) Showers both had great pressure and didn't change temperature while running. Showers were big enough to wash a couple kids at once. Kids! They were thrilled with sand toys and pool noodles! There are also mask/snorkel sets, which are a huge bonus. Our 5-year-old had her own set and Kahaluu was a perfect spot for her to snorkel safely, as it's very protected. We chose this location in hopes everyone would enjoy it, and we did! The snorkeling was excellent - we saw nearly all the same critters at Kahaluu as we did at other spots around the island. Kahaluu beach always felt safe and was never too crowded. Every morning groundskeepers tidied up and there were lifeguards most days. We could walk up the hill (maybe 1/3 mile) to shop (grocery, drugstore, bookstore, etc.) for necessities. There is a lane for walking along Alii Drive, and Alii itself isn't as busy as I thought it would be. It's easy to cross to get to Kahaluu and takes about 1 minute from the condo! The condo area always felt safe and clean too and had fun flora and fauna. Blooming flowers, grinning geckos, and palms galore. We didn't use the pool much, but it looked clean. When we arrived we realized we would need A/C after all; we phoned Britt, and she got us cooling off in minutes. Anytime we contacted Britt or James, we received a response very quickly. Ultimately, I can highly recommend staying here!
Also, we really appreciated James' referral to a boat tour that we thoroughly enjoyed (Hang Loose/Kalekekua Snorkel & Lunch). He also provided a booster seat for our five-year-old. The service was exceptional!
Couldn't have stayed at a better spot! Place had everything we needed and more. Perfect location, snorkeling is right across the street. Beds were comfortable (very important since you spend a good portion of your vacation sleeping). Would stay here again and again!