Beach Villas at Kahaluu
Best-equipped condo we've rented in 25 years
Curtis Jackson from San Jose, California on 04/04/2013 said:
The location was ideal: south of the traffic and hassles of Kona, but within trivial reach of both Kona and points south. Directly across the street from the best protected snorkeling on the big island; my wife snorkeled at least once every day. You can rent snorkel gear from a non-profit on the beach, and as a bonus there is a food and shave ice truck there every day. There is a very nice little pool and hot tub directly below the condo. Except for the expected kids-playing-in-the-afternoons it was quite quiet. There is some road noise from the road between the condos and the beach, but it is minimal and was never an issue for us. The thing that most struck us, though, was how well-equipped the condo was. From a coffee grinder to snorkel gear, every time we needed something it was already there. When we left we donated a mask+snorkel and some never-used beach sandals as our contribution. I do recommend paying for the air conditioning. Even in the last 2 weeks of March we used it almost every night for sleeping, and often in the afternoons. We will rent this condo again in a heartbeat if we return to the big island. I'll be reposting this review to Tripadvisor so if you're googling you may see it twice. Not a shill, just a very satisfied customer.
Beach Villas at Kahaluu 1-201
Peter and Cheryl from Victoria, B.C. on 02/15/2013 said:
This was our second stay in this particular condo and the experience from last year continued on with this visit as well. The condo was very tastefully decorated and well laid out with a generous kitchen, a cozy living room, a wonderful big lanai with a great view of the palms and water, and a king size bed in the bedroom. The facilities of the villas are first rate with a refreshing salt water pool and relaxing hot tube adjacent. The BBQ was used to advantage as well. All of this was cared for and maintained by a first rate staff on a regular basis. The villas are in a great location on alii Drive. Shopping for supplies is very handy as is the snorkelling beach across the road. We had a fantastic stay of 2 weeks here and enjoyed every moment. We are finding this condo habit forming and we certainly intend returning one day at the first opportunity!
Very nice...Laura and I really appreciate the attention to detail that you all take with the condo!
we had the best location on the Big Island
Janice and Darwin Liknes from Innisfail Alberta, Canada on 01/28/2013 said:
Our arrival and check in at the Beach Villas was flawless.We think Villa 1-201 had the best location in the complex.The unit was bright and very clean and well maintained. We enjoyed sitting on our lanai having breakfast and watching all the activities at the beach park right across the street where you can enjoy some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island. The pool was 5' deep in the deep end which I enjoyed and you can see all beach activities right from the pool. I would like to mention that this beach is not a swimming beach as it is very rocky. I have some difficulty walking and getting in and out of the ocean. We love to swim in the ocean and found several beaches farther north that were suitable for me. All shopping and great dining, etc . are just a short drive away, also the bus stop is right across the street.
Very Nice Place!
Basil from Olympia, WA on 12/24/2012 said:
The condo was in perfect condition, very well maintained. It was very quiet at night and the bed was comfy. We loved eating meals on the lanai overlooking the pool, beach, and ocean. Being right across the street from a fantastic snorkeling beach really made the trip extra special! There were turtles and a Moray eel - so cool! Even though it was December I'm glad we sprung for the air conditioning.
Fully catered condo in ideal location
Damien from Melbourne on 11/02/2012 said:
Clean, bright and roomy condo, with a terrific kitchen. Appreciated the access to some of the owners things, which made the stay hassle free and homely
Didn[--]t want to leave!
Jennifer M from Ottawa on 10/06/2012 said:
I have nothing but good things to say about this place. The location is great, right across from Kailua Beach park which has great snorkeling. There's a grocery store less than 5 minutes away. There's a beautiful lanai with view of the ocean, it also overlooks the pool and hot tub. We didn't use it, but there's also a BBQ by the pool which is very convenient. The bed was very comfortable, we slept well all 4 nights we were there. It was very private, nicely decorated and honestly felt like a home away from home. It was a perfect choice for our honeymoon stay in Kona. We hope to come back again soon!
Ently from houston on 08/25/2012 said:
Arrived late in the evening and everything was just as communicated. Simple lock box and we were in. There is a full line grocery store about a two minute drive up the road, so no need to purchase everything for the entire trip before visiting condo. Snorkeling across the street was fantastic; even for those who have never been it was like swimming in an aquarium. Condo has single snorkel mask but you can rent a complete set in the beach parking lot. My wife had never been snorkeling and we could not keep her out of water, high tide was best for turtles. Condo was perfectly located, each morning waking to the sound of the ocean and having breakfast on the patio prior to sunrise was most memorable. The swimming pool and hot tub are directly below the unit, we never used the pool but each day there was a pool maintenance guy cleaning. The entire facility was well manicured. The gas grill was spotless; the local grass-fed beef available from the grocery store up the road was perfect. We were told to try the white pineapple, as it was much sweeter than the regular pineapple, and the grocery store had it, plus all kinds of local fruits and produce as well as that produce we mainlanders are accustomed to. The appliances are first rate and spotless, coffee pot and grinder, (whole roasted Kona coffee beans are best fresh ground) toaster, blender just about everything imaginable to make our stay perfect. I researched other condos and hotels prior to selecting 201 and drove by them during our stay and now know I made right decision in renting 201. We are already making plans to return to Hawaii and should we stay on the Big Island it will certainly be at Condo 201. There are no negatives and should you have read one, that reviewer probably would not be happy in a six star hotel.
Vacation of a lifetime!
Alicia B. from Watsonville, Ca. on 08/15/2012 said:
Stayed in a great condo, with many amenities, shampoo, conditioner, body wash included in each bathroom with a supply of towels and beach towels as well. We were able to pack light and returned heavier with gifts ;-) Did a lot of cooking in our kitchen and was grateful for the spices in the cupboard. A few left overs from previous guest that could not take on the plane was also found in a stash in the condo and proved to be a great thing, for all of those things you don't think about, such as band aids and zip lock baggies! Now I haven't even said anything about the outdoors...it was glorious! Paradise is the right word to describe it. It smells fabulous over here people! We could not get enough and usually went to the endless pool each night to enjoy the quiet.
Heaven if you snorkle
Allyson from Palo Alto on 08/10/2012 said:
For years I've looked for a comfortable place across the street from fantastic snorkeling. Kahaluu Beach exceeded my expectations and you practically trip over the turles at the shore and there are beautiful corals and diverse fish. They have an organization that hangs out and answers questions about the reef and a lifeguard. The picture perfect view from our window was an amazing bonus. It was like a gorgeous painting that was ever changing. The dining area was outside and was spotless. We spent alot of time out there. Inside there was a great sectional that faced the wonderful view. We were up near palm trees and brilliant little yellow and red birds flitted by all day. I haven't seen so many gorgeous ones at any hotels. There was central air conditioning so the place was tremendously comfortable. The decor was lovely with a great king sized bed with a lovely carved headboard. The kitchen was clean. Overall the place was not huge but well laid out so it was wonderfully comfortable. The pool and hot tub were lovely and overlooked the beach. We found heaven.
Snowflake from Nevada on 08/01/2012 said:
This condo unit is located at one of the best snorkeling sites. We saw sea turtles everyday and colorful fish. The condo is well-kept and very clean and it has everything my family needed from cooking spices to the beach chairs. We loved the beach view from the lanai also. The condo space is a bit tigh with a family of two adults and two teens, but its manageable. There is one thing you should put on your web site is to let renter know to fly into Kona airport, not Hilo airport. We flown into Hilo airport and it took us almost 3 hours to drive to Kona. Luckily, we were able to change our flight to fly out from Kona without too much trouble. We will definitely stay at this condo again, but perhaps in a larger unit.
high end condo
Bulent from Calgary / Canada on 08/01/2012 said:
When we arrived, everything was ready for the vacation, fresh,clean and well equiped. Top quality kitchenware,utensils and appliances and electronics. We loved the two full bathroom in the unit, very convenient. Location is great, close to all amenities. We had a very good experience overall. In my wish list is a screen door to the balcony. Aloha
Wish to stay here for years...
Mingure from Seoul on 07/02/2012 said:
Reasonable price, Perfect view, Convenience.. What do we need more? It was the best choice during my stay in Hawaii. My wife really loved those perfect conditions. You can go without anything. It equipped with everything you need except for your underwear. Bbq grill, fishing tools, snorkel gear...even salad dressings. === One thing I want to suggest to condo owner, please replace mattress. It's a little sunken and smells other person who uses strong perfume. It would be better to use non-cotton inner cover.(water resistant) Ah, the sofa & blanket smells, too.
Love This Condo!
L. Powell from Canyon Country, CA on 06/27/2012 said:
We have stayed at this condo five times and we love it! It's clean, well furnished, has all the amenities that we need and it's right across the street from a great snorkeling beach. The grounds are well kept, nice pool and spa and there is a propane gas barbeque. You are close to the Keahou Shopping Center which has restaurants, a Longs Drug Store, cinemas and other little shops. Although it's on ali'i Drive, you are far enough away from Kona Town so you don't get a lot of noise or traffic. The only thing that I would suggest is that they get an extra barbeque to accomodate the guests. That way, if everyone decides to barbeque on the same night, you wouldn't have to wait too long. I highly recommend staying here-you will be glad that you did!
Relaxing, comfortable, beautiful view
John & Peggy from Oceanside, CA on 06/13/2012 said:
We had been traveling for 9 hours on the plane, and then had to deal with the car rental company, and dragging around our luggage. When we got to the Condo, we opened the door, and I took a deep breath... the Condo welcomed us with open arms. The fans were gently turning, rooms were cool, the decor was beautiful, everything was clean, peaceful, and there was a beautiful ocean view from the lanai and the bedroom. We loved hearing the ocean at night while we slept as it was right across the street. The sunsets from the lanai were spectacular. The pool was very nice, as was the jacuzzi, and the outdoor landscaping was beautiful. Even though it was on a busy road, the shrubbery blocked out most of the noise. Tables, lounge chairs and BBQ facilities were provided. We liked how convenient the location was to shopping, dining, and various activities. We were married on June 7th on the beach at Paradise Cove in Kona, and couldn't have asked for a more wonderful place to spend our honeymoon! We spent a lot of time at the beach, which was right across the street from the Condo, so we could walk there and not worry about parking and traffic. We did some snorkeling, it was a great place for that. When we come back next year, we want to come back to the same Condo and location. It is a special place for us now! John & Peggy Oceanside, California
Great Kona location
Cathy from Chapel Hill, NC on 05/10/2012 said:
Reasonably priced condo in fantastic location across from snorkeling and surfing beach. Well furnished, comfortable with great views. Close to shopping. Easy check in with free parking.
A tasteful, comfortable and fully equipped condo in an ideal loc
Cheryl and Peter from Victoria, B.C. on 02/27/2012 said:
We were pleased to find the condo had everything we needed and more. The condo was tastefully furnished and cozy. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in and contained everything we needed to prepare all our meals. An unexpected bonus was two bathrooms! The lanai was roomy and comfortable with a lovely view overlooking the pool and Kahalu'u Beach Park. The amenities, including pool, hot tub and barbeque were used extensively. We also put the cooler, beach chairs and other beach toys to good use. The location was very handy to snorkelling at Kahalu'u Beach. We enjoyed being able to simply walk across the street to snorkel with the fish and turtles. The Keauhou Shopping Centre nearby was handy for our shopping and dining needs. The villa was a short drive from Kailua-Kona which we visited on several occasions. If we had to say anything negative about the condo is that it lacked night lights for midnight trips to the loo. Outside street lights are not in your control but they prevented us from leaving the bedroom blind open at night for air flow. When we required assistance with the wi-fi set-up, help was a phone call away and dealt with promptly. Overall, we had an outstanding condo experience and can't wait to return to suite 1-201.
Mary from Madisonville, Texas on 02/26/2012 said:
My husband and I just completed our 4th trip to the islands. Unit 1-201, at the Beach Villas was absolutely perfect. The view is breathtaking. The condo was perfect!! Thanks so much for all of the extras provided, beach chairs, snorkeling gear, ice chest, beach chairs, umbrellas. It was truly more than we expected. Wonderful pool, and all so clean!! We were there 2 weeks, and only have one complaint: it wasn't long enough!! Will definitely stay here again and again! Thank you again for sharing your place with us. We are already planning our next stay with you!! Tim & Mary Burr
Home away from Home
Felice Anniversario from Hamakua on 01/15/2012 said:
On arrival the unit was clean and we found it well maintained. The furnishings are of good quality. The king sized bed gave us a restful night sleep. The sofa was comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed, including wine glasses to celebrate our anniversary. The walk-in shower was a delight. No need to fuss with a shower curtain. You can not beat breakfast on the lanai with a beautiful ocean view. This unit is a dream. The only difference from our previous stays is that we did not have the 100 TV channel. We did have internet hookup, so it was not a big deal. This unit remains the best accommodation along alii Drive we've experienced to date. We'd give it 10 stars if we could.
Perfect Big Island experience!
Helena from San Carlos on 01/09/2012 said:
We had a wonderful week early January in this excellent condo. Perfect location across the street from Kahaluu Beach Park with great snorkeling, green sea turtles and good surfing lessons for our 2 teenagers. Just a short drive to fantastic snorkeling at the Cook monument and spinner dolphins at Keoneele Cove. Very comfortable, nicely decorated and well equipped condo - we loved the attention to detail with everything. We found Safeway in Kona the best place for groceries. There is a great farmers market in Hilo when you tour the island (you don't want to miss Mauna Kea, Volcano National Park and Punaluu Beach Park with its black, black sand and turtles. For more snorkeling in very protected waters throw in Kapoho tidal pools)
Most Wonderful condo and service
Pam from Los angeles on 12/31/2011 said:
Aloha condo service - We were very pleased with the service from aloha condo. The booking system and the response Was really prompt. There was no glitch whatsoever because the communication was clear and thorough. This is our 2nd time utilizing aloha Condo to book the villa and we will certainly use them again The Condo itself is well maintained, clean and well equipped with everything we wish for and more the location is what sets this complex apart from all the others; a few steps away from the best snorkeling spot in our opinion and minutes away from supermarkets and shops. We had such a relaxing vacation. We can't thinkof anything at all that we don't like about this vacation experience. Pam
Jesse from SLC on 11/17/2011 said:
Condo is clean, well appointed, and excellent location. Odd eating arrangement outside on the lanai but still very functional. Patrons with any physical needs may look closely as there are two different flights of stairs to this unit. Wish there were a combo lock on the gate to the beach so a key would be unnecessary, but it is possible to walk around the condos and still get out. Pool gets a little brackish from people going from ocean to pool all day. Would love to have better accommodations for late check-out as most flights to the mainland leave around eight o'clock in the evening as of this writing. Would enjoy the extra time to play and still have a place to clean up prior to going to the airport.
La_Loba from Dixon, CA on 11/14/2011 said:
Could not have asked for a better place to stay. The location across from the beach park was great. We often snorkeled before breakfast and then again in the afternoon it was so convenient. Also convenient was the condo at the Beach Villas (1-201). Everything you would need (and some things you didn't even know you needed) was there. We're already planning our next trip back and we want to stay in the same place.
Perfect Place For Your Visit to Paradise
Lori P. from Santa Clarita, CA on 10/28/2011 said:
We love staying at these condos! The location is perfect, you are right across the street from one of the best snorkeling beaches on the Island. The condo is clean, comfortable and furnished nicely. The grounds are well maintained, the pool and spa are great with plenty of lounges to lay out on. You are close to a shopping center with restaurants and not that far from Kona town. This is the third time we have stayed in this particular unit and we will be back again!
Paradise Found from PERTH, Western Australia on 10/16/2011 said:
Very well equipped & maintained apartment. Clean. Perfect location next to Kahalu'u Beach.
Amazing condo in Hawaii
AmiK from Long Beach, NY on 09/05/2011 said:
I very highly recommend the condo for anyone and everyone thinking about staying on the Big Island. We spent a week of our honeymoon there, and it was nice to have a place that felt like a home to come back to after a long day of activities and driving. The condo was in perfect condition, extremely clean, the kitchen and lanai were wonderful, and all of the details, style and charm were amazing. This condo has more than you could possibly need, and the kitchen was fully stocked. We did one local food shopping trip the first night we arrived, and it lasted us for the whole week. The dishwasher and washer/dryer units were a huge bonus. The grounds included parking, a great infinity pool, a jacuzzi built into the pool, a bbq and tables in the back near the pool, as well as snorkeling and other beach gear for the beach across the street. We saved a ton of money not having to eat every meal out all week, and it was so nice to have a beautiful place to come back to each day. The unit feels larger than it is. Please do not hesitate to stay here. Kudos to the owners and the rental management company, Aloha Condos.
Nice, Clean and Well-Equipped
Family of 4, Windsor, Ontario from Ontario, Canada on 08/31/2011 said:
An excellent overall experience staying at this villa. No real negatives to highlight. Particularly impressed with attention to detail in providing appropriate additional amenities needed - egs. beach umbrella; flashlight; binoculars.
The Bearzz from Tukwila, WA on 08/27/2011 said:
We have stayed in several of the condos at Beach Villas at Kahaluu and others there in Kona. This was by far the best equipted condo with the most relaxing view. We spent a lot of our vacation sitting on the Lanai people watching or swimming at our favorite beach a very short walk across the street. We will be back. It was a great way to spend our 40th anniversary. Mahalo B. and H.
Loved our stay! Would stay again.
Kristin from Salt Lake City, UT on 05/21/2011 said:
We had a great time visiting this condo. The unit was a lot newer than I thought it appeared in the photos. It had everything we needed and more. It was very clean, had a comfortable bed, and a great beach location. There were beach mats, a cooler, and even mayo in the fridge made our visit even nicer. Thank you so much!
sstout from Layton, UT on 02/14/2011 said:
We loved the Beach Villas at Kahaluu. The condo we stayed in 1-201 was wonderful. We enjoyed the ameneties, snorkel gear, sunscreen, cooking essentials. The condo was very clean and spacious. The Beach view was great. The pool and hot tub were appreciated after a day at the beach.
Great location for snorkling with the kids
Jim from Tucson on 01/18/2011 said:
It was a blast for the whole family; Mom, Dad, Kids, Grandma and Grampa. So much to doa nd see for everyone.
Traveling Circus from Ronan MT on 01/17/2011 said:
Everything from booking the condos (201 and 202) with Chuck, to the check-in procedure and through the stay was perfect. We were a family of 8, ages 54 to 8, stayed 9 nights, and had a great time. We love Kahaluu for snorkeling and the boys loved playing with kids from all over at the beach and at the pool. The kitchens were well supplied and the beach gear was great, too!!
A wonderful vacation
San Diego Guest from San Diego on 01/10/2011 said:
We loved the condo and all of the great amenities. The snorkeling at the beach across the street was amazing! Very comfortable and relaxing! Thank You!
Excellant location right by the ocean
Ron from Prince George BC Can on 10/10/2010 said:
Accomodation excellant lots of room everything was there for our use. You would not find a better view. The grounds are also very well kept up. Great having the barbecue. Very peaceful as well. The rental book needs to be updated.
Just about perfect!
NH couple from Newport, NH on 10/01/2010 said:
This condo is great. Location overlooks the pool and the beach. Condo was super clean and very well equipped. Two really nice bathrooms, plenty of towels (even beach towels), very nicely decorated, and even a blender. I hope we get a chance to use it again.
The Dowell Family from Fort Worth, Texas on 08/12/2010 said:
This place was amazing! We stayed a week and still didn't want to leave. We're still missing the gorgeous sunsets we enjoyed each evening. The unit is beautiful, located right across the street from a great snorkeling beach, and was very well-equipped with everything we needed to have a great family vacation. Manager Chuck Buser was very pleasant to work with and quick to answer any questions we had.
Mark from Sunnyvale,ca on 07/31/2010 said:
Perfect location, clean, everything lived up to expectation. Will go back.
mike from Chandler, AZ on 03/24/2010 said:
Nice for a couple. Clean, nicely decorated. A public beach (there are not too many on the big island) is across the street. Parking at the condo was never a problem (it is a big problem in Hawaii in general). I would recommend to a friend and would stay again.
Love-to-Travel from Lincoln, Nebraska on 02/27/2010 said:
This beautiful condo was ideally located for us to be able to do everything we had hope to do on the Kona side of the big island. It was nice to be able to grill fresh fish we had picked up at the Bite-Me FishMarket and enjoy our dinner on the lanai while watching the surf. The condo was so well supplied--kitchen particularly--that it made us kind of cranky when the condo we rented in Kauai, at a considerably higher price,the following week had such poor kitchen equipment it wasn't even worth trying to cook.
Leslie Laing from Kelowna BC, Canada on 02/18/2010 said:
Great service! The condo was beautifully decorated, it had everything we needed including a cooler.Oops, our last day there the fridge and ice machine conked out!!!!The location was perfect, beautiful view, great snorkeling across the street, and the pool and hot tub area was fun and relaxing. What I liked best was my entire holiday. The only negative was the noise from one air conditioner that was running on and off outside my window. Oops, the boogie boards in the condo were broken, perhaps in your advertisement of your condo you could let visitors know that the room has a cooler, masks and snorkels(we had our own) and new boogie boards!
Convenient and comfortable
C&L from Bay Area, California & DC Metro area on 11/13/2009 said:
We love the Kona area and Kahaluu Beach Park in particular. These condos are very well decorated and you walk to one of the best snorkeling beaches with turtles. We enjoyed our stay enough to consider a purchase in this complex. Thank you. Connie & Leslie
A wonderful time
momo from Japan on 11/04/2009 said:
We had a wonderful time at Kahaluu Villa 1-201, it was a clean and comfortable room. Reservation process went smooth, their location was very easy to go snorkeling (2~3 min on foot) and easy to go a shopping center (3 min by car, 20 min on foot) where you can buy groceries and also there were some restaurants. (The shopping center had a bus stop, if you don't want to drive, you can go to Kailua Kona by bus and there was a bus stop near the condo, too.) The room had a big TV with DVD, nice sofa, internet access, pretty lanai where you can see Kahaluu Beach, and I loved a washing machine, a dryer and a dish washer/dryer, they worked well. Liked least: there were some noise at Kahaluu Beach in the evening almost every day. The party ended around 10:45 p.m., after that, the place became quiet. The room had full kitchen equipment and they only had salt, pepper, oil and honey for seasoning. We went to Coffee Shack for lunch, they had good sandwiches and the view was great! Thank you very much for sharing the beautiful condo, we loved this place.
Accommodation made our vacation perfect
Jack F from Washington state on 10/05/2009 said:
I was very satisfied w/the quick response by Aloha Condos when I inquired about the property. The reservation process went very smooth and was thorough- all costs listed. The recommendation about adding the AC for comfort in September was very much appreciated. The unit was beautifully appointed with a great view of the ocean. The space is great for a couple who needs to bring some work on vacation (not advised!)because it provided privacy for those who would rather sleep in. We truly had all the amenities we needed to make our stay comfortable. The pool, hot tub and bbq grill were maintained daily. Keahou shopping center is convenient for groceries and sundries. Liked least: I had a slight leg injury so all the stairs (down from parking lot and then back up to the 2nd level)made it slow going. The view was worth it. Liked most: The snorkeling beach across the street is very nice in the early AM before the crowds come in. Snorkeling gear can be rented there daily. The complex was very quiet and safe. Liked the binder the owner put together that is filled with information about local restaurants,golf course, beaches, etc. You're right, The Coffee Shack is great...and their cranberry/mac nut scones are the best! Thank you!
Awesome Turtle Beach
Traveler44 from California on 10/03/2009 said:
The condo is in a good location, about 5 miles from downtown Kona, and very close to a small shopping center just south on Alii, where you can get groceries and a good selection of fresh fish. The unit was clean and well stocked...spices in cupboard should be discarded, they are old. It was very humid while we were there and we were grateful a/c was available. There is no inside dining area, so you must eat on the lanai, which would be fine when cooler. Kahaluu Beach across the street has awesome turtles. Alii Drive was a bit noisy at times.
What's not to love!
Ocean lover in Boulder from Boulder, CO on 10/01/2009 said:
Very impressed. Clean, stocked with high quality kitchen stuff, nice TV/stereo, spacious, great shower(s)/bathrooms, awesome covered porch/deck, ocean sunset views, walk across a small street to snorkel with turtles, drive a few block to a shopping center with a grocery store and drug store. The owners even leave things like beach towels and chairs, a big cooler, snorkel fins, it's as if I had my own condo in Hawaii to visit. The infinity pool is great, and there is a nice BBQ available to grill on. I really liked this unit (1-201), there are about 4 like this that have the ocean views. Only (small) downside is that you can hear some traffic noise, just cars going by once in while, and the part across the street can host parties. Nothing that really detracted from our experience. I recommend this place.
MontrealMac from Montreal on 08/06/2009 said:
My DH and I stayed in this absolutely perfect condo July 10 - 16, 2009. After a long drive from Hilo, where we had a mixed stay in two B&Bs, we were not expecting much, as this was the first time we have ever rented a condo through an on line company. However once we entered this lovely condo, we were completely blown away by how well-designed, clean, amazing view - far surpassing the photos that are on this website. It is truly a treasure on the Big Island. We had so much fun just feeling like this was our home - after so many days living in someone else's house -it was fabulous to let down our hair and relax. Kahaluu park was quiet at night, and the sunsets from the lanai are simply stunning. I took many, many photos. The shopping centre was very close by, we love the KTA store (Mauna Loa cookies are the best!) and our favourite snorkeling beach was right across the street. Everything was simply amazing! I would not hesitate to recommend this condo to anyone. We will definitely return. Thank you for the welcome emails, renting through Flip Key was a breeze. Mahalo!
Such a wonderful place!!
NurseSue from Kelowna, BC on 06/25/2009 said:
The booking was painless and the condo was gorgeous! For such a great place, the price was great, and the location was fabulous! Condos are the way to go-- so much better than hotels, and this was just wonderful. It was well-stocked with basic essentials, plus so many extras! From towels to boogie boards, we had it all. And just across the street from amazing snorkelling... such a great location. We enjoyed the deck every evening. The pool was under repair, but we used the hot tub. The whole complex is well-kept and just great. Can't wait to come again! Thanks so much!!
A perfect place to spend our honeymoon
Ali Savio from Seattle, WA on 06/19/2009 said:
We had an amazing time at the Beach Villas at Kahaluu Villa. The condo itself is extremely comfortable and has all the amenities you need to relax all week long, including beach chairs, snorkeling gear and boogie boards. The view from the lanai provides large table for meals and games, and the sunsets are unforgettable. We enjoyed the infinity pool everyday and grilled on the community BBQ. Snorkeling is right across the street with huge sea turtles. The week could not have been more perfect, we hope to be back soon! Thanks, Dave and Ali Savio
Mt. Fuji from Japan on 06/04/2009 said:
I and my parents had great time. One of the good snorkel spot is at the front of the condo and it is walk distance (1-2min).
very nice, great location
w from Seattle, WA on 05/29/2009 said:
This condo is in a great location, and is very nice. This was our second trip to the Big Island. We had previously rented a house nearby with my extended family. This time it was just my wife and I. We wanted to be within walking distance to Kahalu'u Beach Park. You can hardly get closer than this condo, you could throw a rock from the balcony and hit people in the park if you were so inclined (we were not). The condo is furnished nicely. I would rent this place again. Two problems we had were: 1- since it is so close to the park, often there is loud music and BBQing in the evening. It wouldn't go late but since we were still on mainland time we wanted to go to bed early and the noise was annoying. 2- this unit is directly above the hot tub and some other guests thought it was ok to soak in the hot tub at 3am and talk loudly to each other and on cell phones. I wish there was better signage at the hot tub to encourage guests to be courteous and keep quiet. Air Conditioning is optional so we didn't get it. If the windows are open in the evening and you use the ceiling fans it is fine. But if you want to close the windows to keep out any noise, you will want to use the AC. Again, we would rent here again.
Great apartment - very pleasant stay !
SB from London on 05/28/2009 said:
Great apartment and excellent location right at "Turtle Beach". The apartment is finished to a very high standard and includes everything you may need during your stay including flat TV screen, dishwasher, DVD player, telephone etc. It's lots of space with 2 people and you can enjoy the sunset view from the terrace. Would definitely go again.
Great Condo with Even Better View
MartinRish from Seattle, WA on 05/20/2009 said:
We stayed here for about a week. From the second we walked into the condo we knew and felt like we were at home. The condo came with all kinds of extras including boogie boards (adult and kid sizes), scuba gear, and a assortment of books, dvds, binoculars, wine opener, and more! There was not a single spot in the condo that didnt have a great view. The beach was a two minute walk across the street and if you didnt want to walk two minutes, you could walk 30 seconds to the private pool or hot tub. We found the grill to be very usefull, and only made us feel more at home. The only "down" side to this place, is a road just infront of the condo. However, I wouldnt have noticed the sound if it wasnt pointed out to me in a review I read earlier. But it is important to note traffic on the road was never heavy, so the level of noise never bothered or annoyed us... even at the smallest number. In the end... is it there? Yes. It is annoying? Not the slightest. I've told everybody about this place since we've been back. It is without a doubt the best steal on the Kona side of the island. Great location with it being on the beach, with shoping center 2 minutes one way, and the main "Kona Tourist Trap Area" 5mins the other way... It couldnt have been in any better of a location. Rent this condo. It's amazing.
Paul McCarty from San Diego on 05/04/2009 said:
This condo was perfect for our family. The kids enjoyed the pool and the beach tremendously. The surf break across the street was perfect.
Great Location and great snorkeling
Retired4now from Troy, NY on 04/24/2009 said:
Condo was very clean and very well equipped. It was tastefully decorated and it felt like home but with a much better view and a super pool. The location was central for what we wanted to see and do on the Kona side of the island. Most days were off sightseeing, hiking and kayaking. Snorkeling was "fantastic" at the beach across the street. It was easy to access the water and like swimming in an aquarium. Afternoons got crowded with a tour bus or two, so do your snoekeling in the AM, it's better then anyway. My wife didn't even use fins, just water shoes...a must anywhere in Hawaii. I would have given this condo a "highly recommended" if it weren't for the family of cockroaches living in the dishwasher, fortunately they stayed there and we left them alone and hand washed the dishes. I notified the owner upon returning home and told him we would consider staying again someday.... provided he guaranteed us it was pest free. I understand they are difficult to erradicate but not impossible. Nowhere else we stayed in Hawaii had any pest problems.
Great Unit !
jimmyboy from Geelong, Vic, Australia on 04/24/2009 said:
We really enjoyed our stay at these appartments. They we very clean with everything you would want. We loved sitting on the balcony sipping wine and watching the lovely beach across the road. I could not fault anything, we just loved the Big Island and the highlight of our trip was snorkling with the Manta Rays at night. Thankyou.
Great place, Great Location.
CLfromCA from Riverside CA. on 04/23/2009 said:
Probably the best begineer/intermediate snorkle beach on Big Island right across the street. Great lanai. Great amentities.
Great Location for beggining snorkelers
kbob from Roseville, CA on 04/23/2009 said:
We've stayed at this condo twice and have loved it both times. It's right across the street from one of the best beginner snorkeling spots on the island. There is a farmers market near by where you can get fresh fish to grill on the BBQ. Condo is fully equipped which includes internet access. We enjoved sitting on the lani eating breakfast & dinner. We've been to island 6 times and this is by far our favorite place.
great for snorkelling
Lorna from Horsham,Sussex on 04/20/2009 said:
Excellent place for early morning snorkelling with the fish and turtles in the bay across the street. Good, well equipped apartment, with easy parking. Convenient for Outrigger drinks/meals across the street but no other food outlets nearby. Need a car to get to supermarket or restaurants up the road. Convenient for trips north or south.
Nadja from Bellevue, WA on 04/19/2009 said:
We rented unit 1-201 at Beach Villas at Kahaluu. We found it on Trip Advisor. Service was very good, we needed a place to stay for the next day and the owner actually contacted us right away. The condo was perfect, located right across the street from the beach and very close to Keauhou shopping center with a nice sushi restaurant and thai place. The condo is kid friendly, and there is access to a nice pool. Our 3-year-old daughter loved it. We never saw anybody at the pool and the beach was not too crowded either. The condo was fully equipped (we actually got a juicer for $10 at Wallmart and left it, so now it's really fully equipped:-)), everything was clean and seemed quite new. The interior is nice and charming, and doesn't seem too old either. We really enjoyed our 1-week-stay and will certainly come back. Nadja
Chris from Las Vegas on 04/16/2009 said:
This condo is absolutely AMAZING!!! You just have to rent it if you are on the Kona side of the Big Island. It was clean, comfortable and so relaxing to stay here. It was tastefully decorated. The condo looked new and I believe it was just recently built at the time we rented it in August of 2006. Condo is conveniently located across the street from the Kahalu'u Beach Park which we could see right off our beach facing balcony. It's a wonderful beach to go snorkling or just to hang out. What I liked about this fully equipped condo is that it was comfy, roomy and had everything I needed on my vacation. Loved that it had A/C because my husband and I along with our 2 kids went during August. The condo had 2 bathrooms which really helped out especially when you have 2 teens with you and everyone is trying to get ready or use the bathroom. A 2nd bathroom sure saves time. It even had a washer/dryer which was helpful because we actually did use it during our week and a half stay there. I rented the condo from Chuck Buser and although we only corresponded via email, he was such a nice person to rent from. He provided us with all the information we needed. He even accommodated my request to check in early since we flew in early that morning. Thanks Chuck!!! I definitely would recommend this to everyone. You won't be disappointed. We enjoyed our stay so much that we definitely would come back to rent this same condo again!!!
This condo was SOOO nice
PTJ from Portland, OR on 04/16/2009 said:
If you're looking for a great bang for the buck, this is it. All the amenities (full kitchen, nice dishes, washer dryer, towels, cable TV, etc). Sipping morning coffee on the lanai while listening to tropical birds became something we looked forward to every day. Ocean view, Palm trees, Sun shine - all enjoyable from a clean and secure complex. Easy highway access. 3 minute drive to a very reasonable supermarket. The snorkeling across the street was convenient and good. 1 mile walk to Magic sands beach. If you're a runner/jogger, you're right on Alii drive. There's a little bit of street noise, but nothing that would keep us away. We enjoyed a very calming vacation overall felt it was worth every penny. Forget the "resorts", this is better!
Nice condo two steps away from great snorkeling
Ekaterina from Norway on 04/08/2009 said:
A very nice, clean and well-kept condo, just across Kahalu'u beach park with great snorkeling. Free wi-fi is a big plus, you cannot travel these days without, at least we cannot:) The price is reasonable as well. Among the few minuses is some traffic noise from the road. Also, the lamp on the lanai did not work when we arrived so we had to buy a new one.
Cynthia Ponce from Corona, CA on 04/04/2009 said:
Great vacation! This was our 6th trip to the islands, 2nd trip to the Big Island. We selected the condo because we love the Keauhou area and the location next to Kahalu'u Beach. Very comfortable, very modern upscale condo. The condo had everything we needed. We would definately stay again. The only negative, and we were aware before booking, was the traffic noise on Alii Drive. Thank you for allowing us to use your vacation home for our vacation. One question. On the day we checked out, we followed all of the instructions at check to get back out cleaning deposit: laundered the extra sheets, took out trash, ran the dishwasher, put our towels in the washing machine to be laundered. Basically everything but cleaning the condo. I thought the deposit would be refundable. Was I incorrect?
Best Place to Kick Back in Kona
LoriP from Santa Clarita, CA on 04/03/2009 said:
We have stayed at the Kahalu'u Beach Villas three times. What a great experience. You are directly across the street from one of the best snorkeling beaches on the Island. The view from the condo is wonderful. The grounds are well kept and clean. Nice pool and spa and there's a barbeque for grilling too. The condos are furnished beautifully, are clean and you have a washer and dryer in the unit which is very handy. You are in walking distance to a local shopping center and Kona town is just a few miles up the road. Although you are on a main street, traffic noise is not an issue. There is nothing better than waking up in the morning and going out on the lanai and looking out to the ocean. We love these condos!
HI vacation spot
Mark Melton from Olathe, KS on 04/02/2009 said:
We had a great time staying at this location. Great view of the Ocean. Enjoyed snorkeling just across the street, and scuba diving with the Dive Shop. Great place to stay.
Konaguinch from St. Albert, Alberta on 04/02/2009 said:
Our vacation was absolutely the BEST!! The location of the property is Excellent and the accomodations are exceptional. It offers relaxing privacy in a paradise setting. The decor of the condo is fabulous, providing a fun, home away from home setting. The amenities in the condo, and nearby, are excellent. A high point was the large Lanai, where breakfast and time relaxing in the evening were well spent. There were no surprises on arrival and the property was exactly as expected from the web info. The smoothness of our stay was greatly helped by the ownerships attention to detail and commitment to ensure our stay was enjoyable and trouble free. This vacation spot is perfect; in fact it is so perfect we hate to provide a review as we'd like to keep this gem a secret!!
A Perfect Paradise
Konaguinch from St. Albert, Alberta on 04/02/2009 said:
Our stay at Aloha Condos was absolutely the BEST we could have hoped for!! This property is a delight to stay in with an exceptional location. There were no surprises nor difficulties. It is well appointed bth in amenities and decor. The rental went very smooth thanks to the ownership groups attention to details. I actually hate to provide the feedback, as we'd like to keep this gem a secret!!
CJW from Dallas, Tx on 04/02/2009 said:
Honeymooned all over the Island and this was our final stop. Very clean and great place for the money. Why spend $250+ a night at a high rise hotel when you get a condo that is twice as nice for less money? We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Excellent Beachside Location!
Mitesh Patel from London on 04/01/2009 said:
My parents and I spent 5 nights in this wonderful condo in Keauhou. It is a spacious and clean apartment, with wonderful views of the coast. The only problem we had was the fact that we didn't wish to drive while in Hawaii, and therefore this place is a bit far out from Kona-Kailua. If you have a car, however, this is probably the best location on the island!
Ideal condo in Kona
Frank & Sharon from Vancouver on 05/05/2013 said:
This was our second stay Villa 1-202 at the Beach Villas at Kahaluu. The location is ideal as it is right across the street from an excellent snorkeling beach, close to the KTa for groceries, and a 10 minute drive into Kona. The condo is beautifully furnished and has everything you need. The lanai is perfect for watching the sunset! We've been to a number of Hawaiian islands, and this is the best condo we have stayed at! We look forward to staying here again!
Terry from Mercer Island on 04/13/2013 said:
Excellent location and view. Nicely remodelled. Set up with all the goodies you need for snorkeling and Boogie Boarding - fun
The perfect Location
Nan from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 04/02/2013 said:
This Condo was everything and more than we expected. The location was amazing, across from one of the best snorkeling beaches and view we woke up to every morning couldn't have been any better.This Condo was fully stocked with spices , etc,snorkeling gear, lawn chairs for the beach, etc.Everything you need was there and more.Pool was beautiful and everyone staying in the complex were very friendly. We will definetly stay in this Condo again. Loved the Big Island, such a relaxed holiday.
Very comfortable accommodations and enjoyable scenery!
Rich, Mary, Michelle, Dipendra from Omaha, Ne & Seattle, WA on 03/27/2013 said:
Our week long stay was great! The weather co-operated:). The accommodations at the Condo was fabulous. One does not need to bring any furnishings, linens, kitchen ware or water toys! all provided. Do bring your swimming suits-the water is so nice and the pool area has everything to relax with. The view is so great, one does not want to leave; but seeing the sights are worth the traveling. Better book early, come often, and stay long:).
terry from saskatoon on 02/18/2013 said:
great location good for two couples...lots of space great view
Beautiful Condo & Excellent Location
Mollie from Seattle on 02/09/2013 said:
If you want to snorkel, this is an great choice for your visit to Kona. The snorkeling at Kahaluu Beach is fantastic for any skill level- we saw tons of fish and a few turtles. Lots of beach and snorkel equipment in the condo. The condo is beautiful with a view of the beach and palm trees from the lanai. The beds are comfortable and it was pretty quiet - we were there Mon-Wed. My family is already talking about a return visit to Kahaluu Beach Villas.
JMD from Granger, IN on 07/27/2012 said:
The villa is terrific -- clean, comfortable, and offering a gorgeous view. We will come back. Highly recommended.
Absolutely perfect for snorkeling and very close to boogie board
Betty from South Lake Tahoe, CA on 07/11/2012 said:
This condo was very nice and well appointed. Comfy beds were a plus as beds at other places we have stayed left much to be desired! Pop across the street and you are at one of the best snorkeling beaches on the Big Island. Lots of Sea Turtles! 1 mile north is Magic Sands Beach, where you can enjoy great Boogie Boarding (the surf varies of course), swimming, and sun. Around the corner to the south about 3/4 mile is a shopping center with groceries, restaurants, shops and a movie theater. It was not our goal on this trip to hang out in town. The beach, snorkeling and swimming was our first priority and this place is perfect! Pool and BBQ area was very nice. If I had any complaints at all, it would be the property across the street, the Outrigger. They have some sort of generators or something that regularly ,swoosh! swoosh!, while not bothersome during the day at night it drove me crazy!. simple solution...when making your reservation do take advantage of the a/C. close up the unit at night and you wont hear a thing! Very glad we opted for a/C. Ps The food at the Outrigger in the fancy restaurant was the worst meal I've ever had. Where's Gordon Ramsey when you need him! I hear the food at the Bar/Lounge is good but it was closed when we were there. All in all, we were very pleased with this Unit and will stay here again if we make it back to the Big Island! Please note: The Outrigger is not affiliated with the lovely Beach Villas.
Excellent location by a fabulous beach
Trevor from Phoenix, AZ on 07/05/2012 said:
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at this condominium. It was the right size for the four of us with easy walking access to Turtle Beach. Also well located for exploring the Big Island by car and for the many nearby snorkelling and scuba diving tour operators
Great condo at alii Drive
David from Prague on 06/07/2012 said:
Great condo with excellent view to beach and sea directly from bedroom and lanai. Great modern equipment of condo. I will come back soon.
Really nice stay!
Valerie from Rural, Wisconsin on 05/24/2012 said:
Our stay at the condo was really nice! The lanai overlooks the pool one story down. The condo is very nicely decorated and very comfortable. We found everything in the kitchen we needed. We ate breakfast on the lanai each morning - our only meal there as we were out during the day and evening. The condo is right across the street from Kahalu'u beach that has beautiful sunsets. It can be busy at times, but the water is warm and there are turtles and colorful tropical fish that swim in the area. We really liked our stay - a nice large TV in the living room/kitchen area. 2 nice bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with large showers. The beds were very comfortable. There are full roman shades in the master bedroom so you can sleep comfortably in the dark (but you won't want to too long)! We did a swim with dolphin tour (Sunlight on Water with Captain "China" Mike) - it was great! He would go ahead of the pod so they would come towards us as we snorkeled. We would get on the boat about 5-6 times to keep up with the dolphins. It was amazing! One of the stops - there 2 manta rays which stopped and circled under us. Just loved it! At Keauhou Shopping Center: KTa Super Stores - very nice store - has a great selection of anything you want - wine, cheese, chocolate...and the rest! We ate dinner at Kenichi Pacific at the same shopping center. It was wonderful! I loved everything I ate (sushi)! We visited Humpy's ale House for afternoon beers and appetizers of boiled shrimp and calamari. We went to Island Lava Java for an afternoon Lava Java Shake - had to go back a 2nd time for another shake and dinner - a spicy shrimp and penne pasta - it was really good! I hope to get back to the Big Island soon - and will definitely look to this condo to stay in. Loved it!
Awsome family vacation
amber from California on 05/14/2012 said:
Great location! Right across the street from beach and snorkeling. Condo supplied all beach/snorkel gear. Kids loved shallow calm waters to look at fish and crabs. We even saw a few turtles. Kids also enjoyed the pool when they didnt want to get sandy. You can catch the trolley at the Outrigger and go to Kona's Farmers Market and walk around Village. Very convenient spot. We loved everything about our trip!
fantastic view and lovely, well managed apartment.
Sandra & friends from Dundas, Ontario, Canada on 04/05/2012 said:
This lovely 2 bedroom condo exceeded expectations. Aloha Condos is an extremely smoothly run operation and very helpful. Our mornings on the lani watching the snorkelers and surfers is going to be missed. What a way to start the day! And the pool and hot tub were a perfect end to our busy days.
Gread Condo in a Great Location
Joan & Roger from Redmond, WA on 03/14/2012 said:
A very comfortable, well-equipped condo right across from the best snorkeling on the Big Island. The room had lots of cooking equipment, including spices and condiments. There was some beach equipment for our use, including mask and fins, boogie boards, and coolers. The pool area had a grill and lounge chairs. Very nicely equipped. We would definitely come back.
Wonderful 10 days
Three from Washington state from Olalla on 01/30/2012 said:
Three of us stayed at the the Beach Villas 1-202. The absolute best was the lanai and the view. The warm breezes were wonderful. A nice place to stay. Great beds and nice surroundings. The stairs did not old after a while. Kind of hard to carry stuff to the condo as we were older adults.
MJ from San Diego on 11/29/2011 said:
Our family of 4, including 11 yr old twins, stayed at the Beach Villa for 6 nights and it was awesome. The place looked exactly like the photos. Loved all the amenities, including soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Also appreciated the full kitchen and the fun beach toys and beach towels. This place was in a great location and was fully loaded.
Very comfortable and perfect for the family
TomT from Richland, WA on 09/23/2011 said:
A well equipped condo across the street from a premier snorkeling location for a reasonable price and the easiest check-in process ever? 5 stars across the board. We loved it the same reasons so many others have in other reviews but I would like to add the component of connection to island life. From the lanai (drinking our Kona coffee of course), the school bus came, the park guy with his Hawaiian music station on unlocking the park, the fresh ahi, veggies, and yakisoba I made for a dinner, and the non-tourist restaurants all made for great experience. We are not big-time resort people and this was perfect for us. Much thanks to Chuck and his timely emails! ...Tom
Perfection on the Big Island
KRose from Ramsey, MN on 08/09/2011 said:
My husband and I stayed with our young adult girls in this beautiful condo across from the best easy snorkelling on the Big Island. From reservation through checkout, it was a simple process and everything was exactly as promised. Great location, clean and well-appointed condo with privacy and all the amenities. Mahalo!
Excellent stay at unit 1-202
Manishee from San Jose on 07/16/2011 said:
Beautiful, well appointed and very clean unit with a great view of Kahaluu beach. The villa has all the amenities needed for a convenient and comfortable stay. Opting for air-conditioning is a very good idea. Our only issue was that there were a lot of mosquitoes the night we checked in and we got bitten. After an evening and night of running the aC and being extremely careful about not leaving the lanai door open even for a moment, rest of our stay was comfortable. We absolutely enjoyed having breakfast in the lanai (with a fan!) and walking to snorkel at the Kahaluu beach. Location is convenient to explore the Kona region and shop at alii Drive. Overall very good experience.
Great Place in a Great Spot
Tony C. from St. Cloud, MN on 06/21/2011 said:
My family stayed for six nights. The location was ideal. The snorkeling across the street couldn't be beaten. The condo was very clean, comfortable, and well-equipped (washer/dryer, towels, televisions, nice lanai, etc.). The pool was fantastic. I would definitely stay here again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a get-away. Everything about the place was great.
Bob from Bend Oregon on 03/30/2011 said:
The ck in was easy,place was clean,great locatation,safe,modern.Would do it again!
A great time for everyone
Jim from Tucson on 01/18/2011 said:
So close to many activities for the whole family, Mom, Dad, Kids, Grandma and Grandpa. We had a blast!
Traveling Circus from Ronan MT on 01/17/2011 said:
Everything from booking the condos (201 and 202) with Chuck, to the check-in procedure and through the stay was perfect. We were a family of 8, ages 54 to 8, stayed 9 nights, and had a great time. We love Kahaluu for snorkeling and the boys loved playing with kids from all over at the beach and at the pool. The kitchens were well supplied and the beach gear was great, too!!
What a great value!
Bedinger family from Southworth WA on 12/26/2010 said:
Across from a truly great sheltered snorkeling spot loaded with fish and turtles, fun for both little kids and experienced snorkelers too. The condo is pretty and spotless. Heavenly lanai w/breezes and views. Very comfortable beds. Free wireless, big screen TV. Excellent kitchen. Between the farmers market and aTa groceries, we prepared glorious meals and saved $$. Hot tub and pool. Free parking. Highly recommend for families!
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!
Maggeena from Seattle on 12/16/2010 said:
We enjoyed three nights and were so pleased with everything. The condo was very clean, the beds were extremely comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked (hello, salad spinner!) and there were several extras which made us feel like we were staying at a good friend's home, such as beach and snorkel gear, and tips on nearby activities and restaurants. The location right across from Kahaluu Beach Park was fantastic- we were able to snorkel and surf right outside our door, and we were only minutes from ocean tours like Seqwest, Fairwinds, and the Canue Club, as well as fun boogie-boarding at Magic Sands beach. The restaurants in downtown Kona were easily accessible and the condo was a great home base for exploring the coffee fams up in Captain Cook. We would love to return to the Big Island and stay here again!
Tom from San Francisco on 10/09/2010 said:
The condo "Villa 1-202" was perfect from the start. Chuck was very courteous and was extremely accommodating of our needs (since we were traveling with an infant and toddler). The condo had everything we could ask for: gorgeous views, all necessary amenities, snorkel gear, etc... Grocery store and plenty restaurants within walking distance (although we barbecued at poolside almost daily). We spent each morning snorkeling with turtles across the street, and the rest of the day in the infinity pool... Would definitely recommend this condo to our friends and family! Will probably stay in this condo again!
BG from Walnut Creek, CA on 07/30/2010 said:
We chose this place because it was across the street from a beach known for good snorkeling & surfing plus a very short way from another beach known for good boogie boarding. In addition to that we found that this condo was spacious and very well equipped. The fact that this condo is reasonably priced, has great sunsets enjoyable from the balcony and a grocery store down the road made it a perfect experience.
Perfect family condo in perfect Kona Location
Deacon from Tulsa, OK on 07/27/2010 said:
This place is fantastic for a small family. Our family of 4 stayed herelast week. Great set up and amenities, perfect location. Literally less than a block to some of the best snorkeling on the big island. Very close to groceries and great restaurants. We will stay here agin!
exceed all expectation
pam delight from arcadia, california on 07/19/2010 said:
This condo exceeds all our expectation. The location is excellent. We come to the big island for snorkeling and couldn't ask for a betterlocation. The check-in and check-out procedures are a breeze. Chuck Buser has gone out of his way to help us when we requested some last minute change. We will definitely come back to the condo again the first chance we got.
InfrequentHawaiiTraveler from Oakland, CA on 05/06/2010 said:
My family and I stayed at this property for two nights in May 2010. The condo was easy to find and conveniently located in Kona. The interior is absolutely beautiful - very high end bathrooms, a lovely kitchen, great flat screen TV, and an amazing Lanai for dining with views of the pool and ocean. The only snag we ran into was that the pool was closed for renovations. Our only other objection was the hefty cleaning fee because we only stayed two nights, but it was great to have free parking and the rental service was a pleasure to deal with.
Nice condo in great location
sctraveler from California on 04/30/2010 said:
Really nice 2-bedroom condo right across the street from one of the best snorkeling spots in Hawaii. Condo was clean, well-equipped, comfortable. Was nice that there were boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, and beach chairs. Kitchen made you want to eat in. Lanai was really nice to hang out on, especially as the day was ending (or just walk across the street for dazzling sunsets). Beds were very comfortable. Large shower. All good. Would no doubt return.
Kahaluu Beach Condo
MtnViewGirl from Mountain View, CA on 03/25/2010 said:
This was our 5th visit to The Big Island. We were looking for a place close to Kahaluu Beach so we could snorkel every day at our leisure. Well, being right across the street from it was fantastic! Making the reservation, getting the confirmation and information was very easy and thorough. They made sure a contact name and number was available to us and easy to find in case we had any questions or needed/wanted anything. The Owner had put together a book of restaurants/menues, beaches, activities, services and maps in case you needed additional help in finding your way around the island. We had t.v.s, internet, phones, beach toys and chairs. I think we had it all. The decor of the condo was beautiful, very tasteful. It was extremely clean, bright and beyond welcoming. It had everything we needed in the kitchen to make us feel like we were in our own home. Having a washer and dryer made our stay easier. The bed and furniture were comfortable,the layout perfect, the view was fantastic. The parking lot didn't seem very full and we felt like we had a lot of privacy. There was an outdoor shower to wash off any sand that was brought back from the beach and that helped us keep the condo, bathing suits and beach toys clean. The pool and jacuzzi were refreshing during the day and also a wonderful way to end the day. We liked everything about this condo. We look forward to returning to Hawaii and the Beach Villas at Kahaluu.
Great View, clean Condo
Teresa & John from Seattle, Wa on 01/17/2010 said:
The condo was clean and modern. The kitchen was well equipped. We loved the location and the view. The sheets didnt fit the matress well, so we had trouble keeping them on, but that was the worst of it! The booking and check-in/out was a simple as it gets! We will definitely stay here again if we come back to the big island.
This is the best!!!
High Desert from Apple Valley, Ca on 12/16/2009 said:
We took our 2 grand kids 18 and 16 we had the best vacation.
moselle from Boulder Colorado on 11/12/2009 said:
First off, Chuck was great to deal with. Super helpful and accomodating. We have been coming to the Island for 25 years now, usually once a year. This is one of the best places we have stayed. It is well equipt, a great location, and has a nice pool. There are nice touches like wireless available (not mentioned in the condo description), and blackout curtains in the bedroom (great for coming from the mainland and jetlagging 4 hours ahead). I cook a lot with local ingredients not available to me in Colorado and this kitchen was pretty well equipt. A better set of knives would be my one suggestion the light cheap ones provided are pretty dangerous cutting the thick Island friut and veggies. I would like if you would have provided a few basic food staples like vinegar, sugar, mustard, ketsup, ect. I have stayed in some places where the stapes are all stored in the refrigerator door with a note to please replace something if you use it up. It was fun to use the items and see what others bought and found useful. It was nice that you provided dish soap. It really peves me when I rent a condo and there is nothing provided in the kitchen so, at least there was soap. The only other small 'problems' I had with the condo was the shower head. Neither my husband or I liked it. Also, the fitted bed sheet was too small for the bed and kept creeping off at night, it was very annoying. All-in-all it was a great stay. We'll keep you on our list of condos to check availbilty on our next visit. Thanks, Mo McKenna.
It enjoyed it.
Tokyo Gorilla from Tokyo on 11/05/2009 said:
It is a room that was cleanly and functionally settled though is not wide. The dining table is only Lanai, and the room is a counter of kitchen. Lanai can eat while seeing the tree of the coconut on the beach very comfortably. It is near the beach or more and is convenient though has used next Kahaluu Bay Villas before. The sound of the car is somewhat anxious in the mastering bed room on the road side. Sunset was not able to be seen from the room of the second floor that had been used in the coconut tree.
Excellent condo and location A+++++
Puritan9 from Boston, MA on 10/13/2009 said:
We stayed at the condo for 10 days and my only complaint is that I didn't stay longer. This is the best condo in the Kona area by far: modern, clean, & confortable. Hope to stay here if I return to the Big Island. Thanks for a wonderful vacation. A+++++++
Big Island Snorkeler from Minneapolis, MN on 09/17/2009 said:
Location is right across the street from Kahaluu beach, as promised. The road noise and evening beach party noise is noticeable, but did not bother us. The building has its own freshwater shower outside to rinse off you and your gear. The service for getting booked and arrival is excellent-very professional. The condo is attractive inside and out, with a good set of kitchen amenities. Some nice extras were provided, such as boogie boards, beach mats, beach chairs, beach towels, etc. The beds were very comfortable. Be aware that only one small set of shampoo and lotion is provided-when it is gone, you must buy your own. It seemed like a funny thing to cheap out on when so much else is provided. Overall this was a lovely condo for a fair price. We will definitely choose to stay there again.
Perfect place for our week on the Big Island
jsgseattle from Seattle on 08/27/2009 said:
This condo worked out great for our family of 4. The layout was great - our kids liked having tvs in each room. We spent a lot of time on the lanai - the sunsets were great. The beds were comfortable. We used the pool and hot tub a lot - they were in good condition. The beach across the street was crowded during the day so we used it in the early morning or later evening. Saw lots of turtles. Would definitely run this property again.
DAC from Chicago Suburbs, Illinois on 08/13/2009 said:
The condo was great! It definitely exceeded our expections! We had a great view of Kahaluu Beach Park from the lanai. We took the short walk across the street every morning to snorkel before the beach got too crowded. The condo provided beach towels, boogie boards, and beach mats. Snorkel equipment can be rented at the beach. As others have mentioned, a car is necessary to get to other beaches, shopping and restaurants, but it's all conveniently located. The unit was exceptionally clean and provided us with all the amenities of a home away from home. The kitchen cabinets were well stocked with dinnerware, glassware, cooking utensils and flatware. We thought that there was more than enough for a family of 4 to use each day. The only items we purchased was food! We highly recommend this condo! It made our vacation even more relaxing and enjoyable.
Clean, great view, great location
SFVoyager from San Francisco, California on 07/02/2009 said:
I chose these Beach Villas based on the previous reviews. I thought they were accurate and right on. The condo itself was a two bedroom, two bath unit. We only used one bedroom, but them's the breaks. They were clean. The view was nice (although it did overlook a road, the pictures accurately showed it). And the unit was modern. When we ran out of shampoo, they let them for us. My one warning to folks would be that there is no elevator. If you pack lightly, this isn't a big deal. We didn't so we had to lug our stuff. Still, it was a small thing. I jumped into the pool only once -- who wants a pool when you have a great snorkeling spot across the street? You definitely would want a car if you stayed here. We cooked a lot. Also, I HIGHLY recommend getting the optional air conditioning. Our stay would have been miserable without it. Have fun.
Anne from California and Texas on 06/06/2009 said:
This condo was wonderful - just like the pictures except for one thing...the view of the ocean was better than the pictures suggest! It was a great place to come back to in the evening or to lounge around during the day (including the nice pool). There was lots of beach gear (e.g., towels, cooler, chairs, mats) that made going to the beach more enjoyable. Aside from the good snorkeling beach right across the street, you will need a car to drive to other beaches or in to town. The drive to the Volcano Park took us about 2 hours and it's also a 30 minute drive north to the beaches of Mauna Kea and Hapuna. The condo was a great deal and well-situated to be close to various attractions.
joy from Illinois on 06/05/2009 said:
We had a very nice stay at this condo. The views were beautiful. The only reccomendation I have is to add some more dinnerware so you don't have to spend your vacation washing dishes to reuse.
June Ponce from Watsonville, CA on 04/27/2009 said:
The location and condo was perfect! Everything is in the condo is clean. The view is amazing. My 1 year old son had a blast too! He especially loved the swimming pool! I loved that there is a washer and dryer available in the condo. Overall excellent experience! Highly recommended!
Fantastic Location, Great with kids
csjoreteg from California on 04/26/2009 said:
The property was wonderful. The location was excellent, right across the street from some of the best snorkeling on the island, perfect if you want a relaxed vacation with small children. The only negative comment I have is that the property is advertised as having air conditioning. However, the unit is locked and you have to pay a daily charge to get the key to use the air conditioner--not mentioned when I booked the property. Still, it was a good value and I would definitely stay there again.
Shake Rattle & Roll
MikeQ911 from Tucson, AZ on 04/25/2009 said:
Beautiful property. Built well. Nice appointments. We were in the room for the earthquake.
JAS from Havre, Mt on 04/25/2009 said:
Two couples stayed for one week, it was perfect with 2 bd. and 2 ba. Great view of beach across the street, the snorkeling is the best on the island. The pool and hot tub were also very nice. We had BBQ a couple of the nights, and met some very nice people. (Also from Montana) It was very clean, comfortable, and well stocked. We plan to return.
Mary from Montrose, Colorado on 04/24/2009 said:
My Husband and I went to Hawaii to meet my sister and her husband to celebrate our anniversaries. We though it would be nice to rent a condo. We loved the Beach Villas at Kahaluu Villa 1-202 condo that we rented. Everything was perfect! The layout of the condo, the patio, the pool, the beach across the street and the location. We would definatly stay there again.
oregongal from Ashland Oregon on 04/24/2009 said:
Beautifully done condo, great location - we had a great time here, best VRBO we stayed in. My husband was bothered a bit by street noise at night - I was only bothered by him wanting to close the window rather than leave it open to the breeze. Location is super - right across the street from a super snorkeling beach for the whole family (easy for the kids to enjoy), and we loved being able to wander between beach and home. Condo had everything we wanted and more. Really remarkable paint job inside too - nicely done! Days on the beach followed by kids swimming in the pool while Dad grills dinner, eat dinner on our private lanai at sunset, and then veg in front of a movie on the flat screen. Very sweet life! Comfy beds, great showers, conveniences of home, no sign of pests. Didn't see much of other residents, but those we saw were friendly. Don't have a single negative thing to say about this property (and we did have a few about the other places we stayed!)
Great vacation getaway!
nlee from Menlo Park, CA on 04/23/2009 said:
Our family of 4 had a wonderful stay here last August. The location is great for snorkeling. Just remember to take off your wedding ring as my husband lost his! The condo had everything you need including beach equipment, washer/dryer, 2 full baths, wi-fi access, lanai with nice view, pool, etc etc. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this condo!
Best Place to Stay
Erik from South Dakota on 04/16/2009 said:
We didn't want to spend the high prices for Hawaii hotels so we searched and found this condo. We were a little hesitent about getting a condo just because you never know what you're going to get even when you can view pictures. Well, we got everything we were promised and more! We couldn't stop talking about how great of a find this condo was. The private parking was perfect. We felt very safe and secure. The condo was as clean as could be. It felt very new with nice appliances (flat screen TV, Bose stereo, dishwasher, air conditioning, washer and dryer, etc.) and wonderful bathrooms (two of them). The master bedroom was wonderful and the regular bathroom was just as good with just a little less space. The livingroom furniture was comfortable. The balcony was so much fun. We spent a lot of time out around the table (under the fan) having meals or relaxing and watching the ocean. I will recommend this condo to everyone going to the Big Island.
bstreitheron from Missoula, Montana on 04/16/2009 said:
Across the street from a great beach. Clean and well decorated, with everything you need to feel at home. We had a great stay.
My Family Review
Brenda Vieweg from Seattle, WA on 04/16/2009 said:
I found this property through an internet search, google. My husband and four teenagers stayed in one of your condos. 1st, our condo was the "perfect" location. We could not have been more perfectly placed. Georgeous. It is the perfect area for snorkeling. I would have changed a few things. Not having daily maid service convinced my husband and I to only take the children to places "with" daily maid service from now on. Cleaning up after the kids and picking up after my husband was not a vacation for me and was more stressful on my family. We did inquire about maid service and were told that it was not available daily. I wish there had been an outside shower. The beach across the street is out of this world wonderful. And, they have outdoor showers. But, when you walk across the street and up the walk you still have sand and salt in your shoes and beach bag. I hated cleaning up the salt and sand after my kids came up from the beach. I was trying to keep the condo clean. I was lucky that someone had told me about purchasing land's end water shoes prior to our trip. On the Big Island, they are a must have. That tip would be helpful to people, especially since you all don't have a lot of shopping centers. I think that pre-arranged delivery service of fruit/breakfast sandwiches would be something some of your guests would appreciate. They had a sandwich truck on the beach for lunchtime but the food was not very good. Your Island has so much natural, wonderful food I would think that by ordering the night before someone could make a lot of money with deliveries. The only other issue we had was that our flight was delayed the morning we were due to check out and the property manager (via the maid) was not accomodating to allow us to pay to stay in our condo for a few more hours. Instead, we spent our final five hours in HI at the airport. My children still refer to those five hours as the longest of their life. Brenda Vieweg
aspenkds from aspen colorado on 04/16/2009 said:
a lovely, comfortable, well-equipped vacation rental, just steps from a beautiful (albeit crowded) beach. i had some difficulty getting my laptop online, but with the kind assistance of your property manager, we succeeded. (i might suggest you go wireless). a great place. highly recommend.
Perfect Hawaiian Getaway
Paul & Sue from Granite Bay, CA on 04/07/2009 said:
This condo far exceeded our expectations for the Kailua-Kona area. It has an awesome location, across from a renowned snorkeling and beginning surfing beach. Public transportation is readily available via a beach bus that will take you to other beaches, or to shop in Kona. Close to a shopping center for all of your basic needs. The condo itself is stylish, comfortable, beautifully maintained, and well-equipped. It was a real pleasure to cook and enjoy a relaxing dinner in the comfort of a lovely home-away-from-home. And the views were magnificent at sunset! The pool area is immaculate, and well planned for use by both children and adults. Our only concern during our stay was a bit of noise from the street traffic--though we really considered it minimal. We heartily recommend this villa unit, and consider it to be an exceptional value. We are definitely looking forward to our next stay!
Great beach condo
kloire from Concord, NH on 04/02/2009 said:
This condo was a wonderful alternative to a hotel. The beach across the street was beautiful with outstanding snorkeling! We had two adults and a teenager so it was great to have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The lanai was one of my favorite parts - we ate several meals out there - watching the ocean and the people at the beach. Sometimes eating out while on vacation gets tiring - it was great being able to cook in the kitchen and enjoy dinner in the condo. If we ever return to Kona we will most definitely come back to the same condo. The feeling of a home away from home was wonderful. Additionally the condo had many fantastic extras - such as some boogie boards, beach towels, dvd's, and guide books. The absolute ONLY complaint I have was the rusty/falling apart rack in the shower. However it seems pretty trivial when compared to all of the great points. I truly hope to return one day!
Great Place from san diego , california on 04/02/2009 said:
I have been to the outer Islands , each has there charm. The Beach Villa Kahaluu is a wonderful place to spend some time . Such a beautiful Condo with a few to the Beach. The Condo is tastful decorated with all the comforts one could ask . A quit Place and jet not far for more Fun in the town of 'Kona' . Just Awesome is the word one must say . Thank you for the chance to rent this wonderful Condo , and yes I highly recoment it to anyone ' Just Go for it " I say :) Indeed I would come again in a Heartbeat . Thank you : Rolf Barnick
John White from Calgary, Alberta on 04/02/2009 said:
I was down in Kona for the Ironman World Championships in 2008 and stayed at this beautiful property. It was nice to be able to sit on the deck and overlook the ocean. the property was very clean and very convenient to all amenities. The beach across the way was excellent for snorlkelling and turtles!! The communication between the owners and myself were excellent and the arrival was very easy. Thankyou for the beuatiful stay and I will stay at this property on my next trip to Kona!!
Vladimir from Seattle, WA on 04/02/2009 said:
This condo is just plain awesome. Starting with the interior that is well-decorated, spacious rooms, gorgeous ocean view (dining table is on the ocean-facing lanai). Location is wonderful - great snorkeling just across the road and short drive to anywhere you want. Warning: this condo spoiled me so much that I find it very hard to find vacation rentals for my other trips! The price is right and Chuck is a great person to deal with - he was able to accomodate all my requests. Next time I am on the Big Island I will definitely stay here.
Incredible location, super clean, spacious
Chehalumche from Santa Cruz, CA on 04/01/2009 said:
For convenience to Keahou attractions, this is a great location. It really is right across the street from Kahaluu beach, which has the best easily accessible snorkeling on the island. There are amazing archaeological sites a short walk away (including several major heiau now being restored), the hotel across the street has good food, shoreside dining and live entertainment, and you can get surfing lessons just down the street. The condo is large, very clean and modern with a clothes washer and dryer (very convenient), has access to a swimming pool you'll probably never use since the snorkeling is so great, a well-equipped kitchen, a lanai, and little extras like snorkeling gear. I know it sounds like they paid me to say all this, but they didn't and I really loved this place.