Kanaloa at Kona
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Like being home in paradise
Michelle from Poulsbo on 04/20/2013 said:
The condo is much more lovely and larger than an internet picture can show. Easy access to many area attractions but in such a lovely and quiet area that lends to R&R; but just down the road from all the action. Better equipped than most vacation rentals, in fact it felt like our own luxury home. I could choose from a restful nights sleep in the king sized sleep number bed or a lazy nap in a large reclining chair the size of a full bed on one of the two decks. The soft clean water of the Island is so enjoyable from the luxury tiled shower in the large master bath. You could cook anything in the kitchen, in fact it was big enough for our who party to make a luau sized meal to eat on one deck looking over the golf course with peek a boo views of the ocean. Walk the grounds to the water- too rough to swim in but good for foot dipping and a stroll along the shore. All 3 pools of the property are enjoyable but with so many beaches nearby you may or may not need them. We stayed in april with no air conditioning, the vented windows and ceiling fan were cooling enough. We even had a welcome basket that greeted us.
What a wonderful experience!
Sal & MaryLou from Rio Rancho, New Mexico on 02/27/2013 said:
This was our second trip to Kona and first time staying at a condo. What a wonderful experience! Your condo just echoed "Aloha" from the welcoming fruit basket to the oh-so comfortable furniture! Thank you for all the amenities you provided, all we had to buy were groceries! Thank you for the little suggestive notes we found around the condo that were so helpful. We had a wonderfully relaxing time at your place and will be sure to come back again. Mahalo.
The Chens from Waipahu on 02/25/2013 said:
Unit 203 was by far the best rental condo we have ever stayed in. Super clean and well equipped with whatever we needed for our stay. Beautiful scenery on the golfcourse and wonderful breezes blowing thru the unit. No need for air conditioning! Would definitely stay there again!
Best Vacation Spot on the Big Island
MikeM from Cayce SC on 11/03/2012 said:
This was our 8th trip to Hawaii (we have logged more than 3000 miles driving on the Big Island alone) and a 30th wedding anniversary trip. Firstly, let me highly recommend aloha Condo's website for your use (and I have no association with this group). Far and away the best selection and reasonable costs for these units. On the Big Island, I would suggest that unit #203 is one of the nicest locations on a golf course and near pretty much everything. The new owner's made sure we knew everything we needed, kept us informed and had a wonderful fruit basket waiting the day of arrival, no hassles, no fuss, very easy. You can walk easily to a nearby pool, the ocean and great views (but no ready access to the water and not the place you want to enter anyway). #203 is a large condo with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, great master bed (very nice quality), has all the features you need from full washer/dryer, great kitchen with plenty of supplies, two lanai's, and air conditioning (and Yes- AC is needed during the summer and fall when the "trades" are down). The location at Kanaloa at Kona is close to everything, but far enough away from some of the more congested area's to make your trip enjoyable. Near dock for snorkeling/dive trips (just a few minutes away), close to Place of Refuge (for sunsets & Hawaiian history), Volcanoe's (a long days trip), the State Park on ali drive (good for beginning snorkeler's). Good restaurant's in the nearby vicinity (I recommend Teshima's about 20 minutes away for a local asian flavor). On a scale of 10 (and you really have to pay a lot more for a 10), I would say this is a solid 8, with a qualification that using aloha Condo's site is the way to go, I've had less satisfaction renting directly from the resort itself (with higher costs). Plus the Kanaloa folks seem to be more interested in renting the units, than the comfort of the guests. Aloha from the big Island! And I'm already planning my next trip back to #203...thanks Kurt & Bonnie!
timcath from sydney on 04/10/2012 said:
Arriving at the resort feels like arriving at a pocket of paradise...warm greeting at the gate, going through to lush landscaping (more hibiscus flowers than I've ever seen before), and all to the sound of birdsong. Walk in to a gorgeous welcome tropical fruit basket, and you know that it couldn't get much better! This unit has an embracing view of the rolling greens of the golf course - the lanai is just so inviting. Inside, the unit is set up for every comfort for the family. It's very relaxed decor/finish etc was just right for a relaxing family holiday (not for 5 star marble seekers). The unit is only a very short distance from the tennis court and 2 of the resorts pools; a short walk further takes you to the gorgeous ocean-front pool and lava coastline. loved it. Would go back tomorrow.
The absolute Best Place to Stay on The Big Island
Gary from Rio Vista, CA on 03/20/2012 said:
This is the best condo in the best location on the Island. This was our third stay in Konaloa 203. The furnishings and amenities are supurb. Jim thinks of everything you might need for your stay and then supplies it, from pillows to potato peeler. Our most recent 3 week stay was absolutely fabulous.
Enjoyable unit in awesome Kanaloa complex
SB from San Francisco on 01/05/2012 said:
We have rented other condos in the past, and this was by far the best equipped condo. It has everything from spices to zip lock bags, detergent to shampoo/conditioner - we really appreciated not having to go to the store for anything besides food! Kanaloa is one of our favorite condo resorts. This unit was very peaceful, right on the golf course with a lot of greenery all around. It was also quite a bit detached from the other condos so we were not overlooking anyone else which was very nice.
Being at Home in Hawaii!
California Travelers from Oxnard, CA on 12/28/2011 said:
#203 at Kanaloa was a perfect experience. it is just as the photos beheld, plus! There was just about everything one could want. The laundry, kitchen and bathrooms were completely equipped, it was like home. Forgot sunscreen, there's some left under the sink, oh, need a plastic drink cup for the pool, bottom cabinets, how about a cocktail shaker for mojitos...yep! The beds are fabulous, the living/dining area is spacious and ample. Love the place and look forward to returning. Aloha!
Kanaloa at Kona 203 - Great condo, great location, great price!
Paul from Trego on 11/27/2011 said:
We have stayed at the Kanaloa at Kona five times, each time in a different condo. 203 is the best value! You cannot see the ocean, but you do look out over the lush green golf course. Condo have everything you need, clean, well furnished, quiet location. We needed a late checkout and we were able to stay in the condo till 3PM (as no one was coming in the day we checked out.)
sheila from Oregon from Oregon on 10/27/2011 said:
This condo was by far my best experience with renting on the big island. It is so beautiful overlooking the golf course. And yes, we all agreed, the beds were dreamy. Entering a home atmosphere and feeling right at home and comfortable was a joy. All of our needs and wants were met. The owner was professional regarding the "paperwork" part. We all felt like we should respect the condo just like it were our home. It is not a dump, it is a palace, so we treated it like a palace, with respect. We hope to return to Kona and 203. Thank you for everything.
Comforts of Home in Paradise
Roy and Family from Maple Ridge, British Columbia Canada on 10/15/2011 said:
We loved Condo 203. The unit as very clean and was fully equipped with all the necessities as well as extras such as beach mats, snorkels, and beach chairs which helped us enjoy the local hotspots. The beds were extremely comfortable and the binder with the area information was very helpful. A fabulous spot for our Ironman vacation.
Quiet, comfortable, clean and very relaxing!
The Hatch family in Newberg, Oregon from Newberg, Oregon on 08/08/2011 said:
This was our first trip to Kona as a family (2 adults/4 children under age 13) and we are so thankful to have found Jim's condo at Kanaloa! The check-in process was easy and the the condo was very clean! It was rather hot inside so once we turned the a/c on, it was a short time for it to cool down. The condo stayed cool and comfortable every day after that. We loved the space of the condo with a large livingroom and diningroom that faces the quiet golf course, and the master bedroom has a large dressing room where we could hang clothes and stow our luggage. The condo had everything that we could possibly need for 7 days! The kitchen had all the cookware and appliances, there were boogie boards and snorkel gear, puzzles and games (we put both puzzles together, which was fun!), and the beds were Sooo comfortable. The property was quiet, not loud or busy like some hotels or resorts (maybe because we were there in July/first of august), and the staff were nice and kept the property spotless. Our kids loved watching the geckos climbing the exterior walls, and we actually found two inside the condo (even with the doors and windows always closed). Since geckos in the home are considered good luck, we were happy to have them inside! We used the snorkel gear at the Kahalu'u Beach just down the road and had the most amazing time seeing tropical fish!! We bought a cheap underwater camera to take lots of pictures of fish and turtles. Believe us when we say that this condo is completely worth staying at! You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars at some other properties to have comfort and relaxation, especially if you're out on adventures most of the day. Thank you, Jim!!
10 days in Paradise
Fishon from Walnut Creek, Ca. on 06/06/2011 said:
This is the second time we have rented this condo, the first 3yrs ago was for our kids.This time was for us and it was great again. Nothing is overlooked and you only need to buy your food. The condo is kept just like your own home. It is a pleasure to stay here.
Had a great time!
Denice from Florence, OR on 05/20/2011 said:
Condo was just as shown on the web site. Was well furnished,and had a great kitchen. Beds were very comfortable. Would come back here again.
clarence lederhos from arvada colorado on 03/14/2011 said:
Jim has supplied his condo with style and elegance. One cannot help but try to treat it as if it were his own. Lovely views, superior bedding and furniture, well appointed kitchen. A 2 week pleasure.
Slice of Paradise
punapaniolo from Eugene, Oregon on 03/11/2011 said:
Condo 203 at Kanaloa at Kona is the perfect setting for a magical trip. Everything you may need has been considered and provided. The beds are so comfortable that I plan to buy one for myself. You need only bring reef friendly sun block and appropriate beach wear. The Kanaloa at Kona resort is a lush tropical paradise. It is meticulously maintained and spotlessly clean. If you are looking for a lush tropical location in a serene setting, look no further.
Amber from Lewisburg, WV on 11/23/2010 said:
Condo 203 is the cream of the crop! We stayed in this venue for three weeks and couldn't have asked for better accommodations while on the big island. No detail is omitted...even down to clothes soap, cooking utensils/appliances, snorkeling supplies, etc. It's close enough to town and markets, yet tucked away in a beautifully landscaped hideaway. All three pools were lovely and being able to hear the nearby waves crash added the greatest ambiance. We loved it!
Best holiday location on in Kona, Hawaii
Denmark from Denmark on 11/14/2010 said:
My little brother is an Ironman and we had to come from Denmark to Kona, Hawaii, to partisipate in the world championship Ford Ironman in Kona Hawaii.. I find a cheap flihgt and started looking for hotels/condos etc. When I find Kona at Kanalua on the internet, I was sure that was gonna be our vacation spot. And what a place. We had the best time in Kona, I would absolutely recommend it to everybody. And hopefully we come back next year.
Great Condo and Nice Pools
Hawaii Fi from Kauai, HI on 10/19/2010 said:
The Condo at Kanaloa at Kona was a lot better then we expected, especially for the price. Very spacious 2 bedroom with private deck connected to master suite, and another large deck fronting golf course was great in the evenings. My wife especially enjoyed the 3 pools. The one by the ocean was great, but we preferred the pool next to the activity room where we took full advantage of the ping pong table. Very close to the harbor for snorkel tours and 15 minutes out of downtown Kona if you're into the touristy thing.
Peaceful & Relaxing athmosphere
HiloBoy from Hilo, Hawaii on 09/08/2010 said:
Beautiful (clean) condo, great getaway even if we do live on the island. It was relaxing sitting on the lanai in the mornings, sipping coffee and listening to the birds. The condo had everything we needed - dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, extra bed linens, towels, videos, books, games,etc. Will definitely stay there again!
Linda, Kath, Bethann, Margee from Shingle Springs, CA on 09/05/2010 said:
Our stay at Kanaloa condo 203 exceeded our expectations for our 30 year reunion. From our entry when we found someone had anticipated our arrival and left Hawaiian music, soft lighting, and some air conditioning on to greet us, to our departure, we remained delightfully surprised. Jim seemed to have anticipated our every need; from a cooler and ice packs we used when grocery shopping at Costco, to snorkel equipment, beach chairs and towels, detergent for the laundry, toiletries for the bathroom, a high speed internet connection, any cooking utensil we found a need for, a Hawaiian cookbook with simple recipes, and incredibly comfortable Tempurpedic style mattresses. We loved the Indonesian style daybed on what we dubbed the "sleeping porch!" The condo was spotlessly clean. The grounds are immaculately well-kept and the ocean-side pool was great! Had we had the time and inclination, we could have used the tennis courts for 12 hours a day. The proximity to a grocery store saved us money when we felt like kicking back and relaxing at home rather than heading out to a restaurant. For all of the reasons listed,we liked this condo better than the second one we rented in Waikoloa in fact. Besides the aforementioned attention to detail , we realized that what made it feel particularly special and "home" was the proliferation of Hawaiian artwork we made a point of admiring. Thanks Jim!
Home away from home.
dinamaramag from American Canyon, CA on 08/21/2010 said:
I am very surprise that the condo was clean; it felt like it was home away from home. All the necessities that you can think of was available in the condo itself. I will recommend this to all of our friends. Don't be surprised that this will be our annual vacation place. Thanks Fran for your recommendation again! We are very happy with the accommodations!
Outstanding in all aspects
Marc from Ottawa from Ottawa on 08/02/2010 said:
I reserved unit #203 at Kanaloa at Kona through aloha Condos. Our 8-day stay was outstanding in all aspects. Booking and instructions: Booking was efficient and our queries were answered promptly. Instructions to access the resort and the unit were crystal-clear and it was easy to find the condo even after dark. The condo: Everything there is arranged to make your stay easy, comfortable and, enjoyable. The unit is perfectly clean and highly functional. The fact that beach equipment was provided and the welcome fruit basket are nice touches that the whole family appreciated. The unit is beautifully decorated and one can see its owner takes great care of it. Books, DVD, and a wealth of touristic information were other aspects we enjoyed. The kitchen is fully equipped and everything was in perfect working order. After long days touring the Big Island, it was great to have peaceful and pleasant dinners at the condo. We also all loved having breakfast on the lanai. Kanaloa at Kona: Grounds are extremely well kept and pretty with all those flowers. We enjoyed the pools and the fact we could use the barbecues. Walking along the shore was another pleasure we had at Kanaloa. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would not hesitate one second to stay there again. We travel a lot and have rented condos and houses in many locations in Europe and the USa. This was definitely one of our best if not our best rental experiences.
Aloha from Vancouver on 06/11/2010 said:
This condo was extremely clean, 1 floor above ground so no bugs at all, very well decorated, had lots of space, very comfortable bed and furnishings- all top-line it seems. I would recommend staying here. From the guest book entries I saw, many others shared this view. We'll be back, and thanks. It was like staying at somehwhere that much thought had been put into making if comfortble and pleasing.
Our 2nd stay at Kanaloa, Kona
Greeks in Hawaii from San Francisco on 06/07/2010 said:
Kanaloa Kona is a very peaceful location. My husband and young son really enjoy the surroundings. It is a prefect retreat for us all. Definitely good value for money The condo is very good and extremely well equipped. The beaches we prefer to use are not close by which means we do use our rental car quite a lot. We intend to return to condo 203 some time soon.
Da Kanoaz from Honolulu on 06/04/2010 said:
Everyone should book through aloha Condos rather than going through the Resort. We had a baseball tournament and we were one of the few that didn't book through the Resort. Check in was so simple. We got there the same time as the other families and we had already settled in our condo, and they were still in the process of checking in. The condo is exactly like how you see it on the website. Beautiful and very spacious. We highly recommend this condo and would stay there again!!! 2 thumbs up!!!
Roomy, quiet and beautiful
roccitman from Oregon, USA on 04/23/2010 said:
Loved our stay at Jim's Kanaloa At Kona Condo unit 203. We had an amazing first experience, showing up and the place was amazing and had everything we could possibly need. Very comfy home with table in the living room that was perfect for playing games around at night. The resort is really nice with 3 pools and even hot tubs (we used one night when it was raining :) ). Oh, and we booked via www.alohacondos.com. Great site, really helped us find the best place for the best price.
SCASSIUM from Oahu,HI on 04/22/2010 said:
The condo was affordable, beautiful, very roomy, and it had everything we needed!! We travel to Kona every year for my son's basketball tournament and have always stayed in a hotel but after staying in the condo, we will never stay in another hotel ever again!! I've already recommended this condo to all my friends.
Cindy from Henrietta, NY on 03/24/2010 said:
Our Ratings: Aloha- 10 (Loved the coffee & fruit) Decor- 10 (Beautiful yet welcoming) Beds- 10 (Like sleeping on a cloud!) Accoutriments- 10 (more appliances than I could ever imagine, beach towels, beach gear, everything we could want) Cleanlieness- 10 (Immaculate) Atmosphere- 10 (Family,fun,laid back) Grounds-10 (Gorgeous pools and shoreline) Price- 10 (We got only a so-so condo on Maui for the same price) We cannot wait to come back to 203B at Kanaloa at Kona! LOVED IT!!!!!
Clean and relaxing
Flatski's from Helena, Montana on 03/10/2010 said:
This is our eighth consecutive year visiting the Big Island and our fifth stay at Kanaloa. This condo is by far one of the superior rentals that we have stayed in in this complex. The condo was not only clean and homey, but during the tsunamia warning the owners personally called us to offer their advise and assistance. The only thing we missed was the small refrigerator on the lanai, we like our beverages nearby in our evening relaxation period. We would highly recommend this unit and hope to aquire it again next year.
A terrific rental in a great location
L and H from Qualicum Beach, British Columbia on 01/07/2010 said:
We stayed here for two weeks, the first time in this condo but a return visit to Kanaloa. The complex is away from the bustle of Kailua but handy to a shopping centre that has a lot of amenities. The condo is very comfortable and well maintained. There are a lot of nice touches that you often don't find in a condo, like toiletries. The kitchen is well stocked to get you started if you want to cook. Both the lanais are equipped with comfy furniture and perfect for relaxing o dining outside. Our only complaint was having to pay for cleaning twice in two weeks - and the cleaning fees are high. Other than that we would definitely recommend this condo.
henry from Manitoba on 12/04/2009 said:
Everything you need and want and then some
A home away from home.
Johnt from New Zealand on 11/06/2009 said:
Really enjoyed our stay at Kanaloa condo 203. Made a great base to explore Hawaii and to be able to relax after a day sightseeing. Would go back there again.
Love the Big Island from San Francisco, California. on 09/25/2009 said:
We found our condo to be very good. It was very well organised and clean with Hawaiian furnishings and decor. I loved sitting on the sun lounger in the morning and looking at all the beautiful flowers and the tropical birds. I have never slept so well. It was very peaceful. Kona is a great location. 15 mins form airport. The amenities were very good I liked the fact it has a mail box in the main office. The owner of the condo left very good details about where you can find everything. The kitchen and bathrooms of the condo could be updated but I found them to be adequate. My favourite things was the deck and sun loungers.I am usually hard to please but I could not find fault with the condo or the amentities
Kanaloa at Kona is amazing!
ros from california on 08/14/2009 said:
We love the location that is central to one of the best beaches for snorkeling and close to the marina we visited to catch our boat for our scuba outings. The resort is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy. The condo itself is beautifully decorated, and had all the comforts or home, plus more. It was so nice to have beach towels, snorkeling gear, boggy board, and ice chest available for our outings. To top things off we even received a welcome basket full of treats. What an amazing vacation we had! We can't wait to return.
Big Island Hoppers from Kanaloa at Kona on 08/05/2009 said:
Although we live on the east side of the Big Island we really enjoyed our staycation. The condo was spacious, clean and welcoming. All the attention to detail truly made it a "Tropical Retreat". It was close to everything but still quiet and secluded. Everything was well maintained. We won't hesitate to come again or recommend to friends and relatives.
cayuquito from utah on 07/28/2009 said:
What a wonderful place Kanaloa is! We've stayed there 5 or 6 times now. And this time was no disappointment. Of all the condos we've visited, #203 was the best organized. All the closets were clearly labelled. There were detailed instruction books on the desk. And there were plenty of supplies. We therefore had a care-free stay. We were delightfully surprised to find a gift basket from the owner at the door. We're looking forward to return next year, and we will definitely book through Aloha Condos (rather than with the on-site organization).
Great location; comfortable; a little dated
Deb in Denver from Centennial, Colorado on 06/17/2009 said:
This condo is in a great location in the Kailua area. We enjoyed eating meals on the spacious and well-appointed lanai. The condo is well-suited for a couple with young children; it would be crowded for a couple with two teenagers. Although not on the ocean, the view across the fairways of the golf course are fine and relaxing. My only less than stellar statement is that the kitchen and baths have not been updated, so these areas of the condo feel old and tired.
First trip to Kona, Our new Favorite!
alohacondos.com from Oregon, USA on 06/04/2009 said:
Jim's unit at Kanaloa is amazing! We stayed before and had a certain expectation,br / which was exceeded with his unit at Kanaloa at Kona. Our oldest wasbr /with us this time, and every other sentence was, "He just providesbr /that?!", "You don't need to bring anything." The condo is really wellbr /put together, beautiful decorations, and every amenity you could thinkbr /of, and some more you didn't. The second floor unit has great vaultedbr /ceilings and tons of room (wait till you see the huge walk-in closetbr /in the master). Eating breakfast on the lanai was a ritual, followedbr /by walking the grounds of the well-kept resort. We will definitelybr /be coming back, what a bargain at the price! Thanks Jim.
Very Trustworthy Rental Condo Co.
Detailed travel planner from Vancouver, Canada on 05/02/2009 said:
We often travel as a family. It's always a challenge for us to find accommodation for 5, parents and 3 teenagers. Thus, when I could luckily reach the owner by phone, I felt very good about him as he was very kind and sincere to answer my questions and offer suggestions. He was very professionally communicative throughout our Hawaiian holiday. The location was away from the busy highway and was very quiet, yet very close to shopping and dinning. I believe that the owner vacations in the property when not renting. The place was more than we expected. It was just like being at one's elegantly, tastefully and beautifully decorated home with a large family kitchen, cozy living room, spacious dinning room as well as full cleaning and laundry amenities the family needs. The location of the condo was away from a busy pool, facing the vast green field. It was always quiet to fall asleep with windows open. We stayed at another private 2-bedroom condo in Maui and Oahu on this trip. If he had had the accommodation for 5 of us on these Islands, I would have chosen to stay at his property definitely. His place has been a big part of our good memories of our trip to the Big Island of Hawaii.
Relaxing in Paradise
Ken and Mary Bentley from Las Vegas and Hawaii on 04/27/2009 said:
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed your lovely immaculate condo during our stay to attend a family reunion. Kona is my hometown and Hawaii will always be "home" for us. We were impressed with the fully stocked kitchen and bath facilities, equipped with all the conveniences for a comfortable stay. The Hawaiian decor was also very tastefully done which made us feel very much at home away from home. We would definitely highly recommend your condo to anyone, and know they will not be disappointed in any way. Aloha, and Mahalo. Ken and Mary Bentley
Very comfortable and classy condo
Linda Christine from Sacramento, Calif on 04/26/2009 said:
We stayed in this wonderfully furnished and equipped condo with our two grown children. We've traveled to Hawaii many times and stayed in many places. This is by far our favorite Condo of those we've stayed in and nicer by far than even some of the high end resorts. The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed cooking when we didn't feel like dining out. The condo was roomy and the balcony overlooks the golf course. We are not golfers but enjoyed the ambience. The pool area and grounds are very nice also. I recommend this condo without reservation.
Once in a life time...
Gil Loomis from Oahu Hawaii on 04/23/2009 said:
Have been coming here for many years...first one was in Oct 19998, and the rest is history. Great place with serenity, peace, and many amenities. So no more about this, as I don't want a good secret to be spoiled by more renters.
Most beautiful condo in Kona !
Michelle from Montreal on 04/23/2009 said:
We found out about this condo on Trip Advisor and all the comments were exact. This condo is very clean, very large, quiet and welcoming. We had everything we needed and more. The complex is also beautiful and the area of Kona great ! We enjoyed the quietness, the view on the golf course, the sound of the birds every morning. We had to switch condos after a week because this condo was previously booked so our second week at Kanaloa was nice but we missed this condo in particular very much. I would not go back to another one in Kona. The ownwer is extremely nice. Thanks for the great memories and we wish we can go back one day !
Jennifer from Algonquin, IL on 04/23/2009 said:
Great location being south of downtown Kona--less traffic. Condo was very clean; 2nd floor unit was very quiet as there was no one above us. The price was reasonable and we would definitely stay here again.
Beautiful ly furnished Condo in great location
bmuller from Irvine, CA on 04/23/2009 said:
Our family stayed at Kanaloa at Kona #203 several years ago. It was our 3rd trip to the Big Island in 5 years, and our first stay at unit #203. By far, unit #203 was the nicest unit we stayed at. It was the most spacious, quietest, and most beautifully furnished. The unit is located on the edge of the golf course, and is situated away from the parking lot, so it is especially quiet. The very large living room looks out to the golf course. The furnishings are not only high quality, but tastefully done in a "tropical" theme, adding to the island experience. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the two bedrooms are very spacious. We stayed at a different unit at Kanaloa at Kona the prior year, but this unit was much nicer (and larger). I would highly recommend this condo for a vacation rental on the Big Island and would absolutely stay again in this unit.
ddwi from San Diego, CA on 04/23/2009 said:
Excellent condo at very fair price. Well-maintained and the welcome basket were excellent. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
A Peaceful Oasis
Kirsty Ketchum from Yellowknife, Canada on 04/19/2009 said:
We were very impressed with the owner's efforts to make this condo a welcoming and relaxing place to stay. The attention to detail is very evident - soap supplied for the dishwasher (rather than having to buy a whole box for just a week's stay), waterproof pads for the mattress (we have 2 young kids), detailed information on where to eat and what to do locally, beach toys for the kids, a welcoming gift basket including Kona coffee, all the appliances and dishes one could ever need, and the list goes on and on. I really appreciate it when someone 'gets it,' and Jim clearly does. The condo was a very welcoming and quiet place to come home to after a busy day. We are so glad we didn't stay a little farther north towards busy Kailua-Kona. All this at quite a reasonable price too. Should we return to the west side of the Big Island someday, the decision on where to stay will be a no-brainer!
Home Away from Home
Larre from Palo Alto, California on 04/16/2009 said:
This is the fourth time that we have stayed in KAK 203, and it will not be the last. We continue to return year after year for several reasons: the peaceful lanai on the golf course; the excellent location; the fabulous kitchen; the top-end outdoor barbeque; and the memories that come from staying in this perfect home. If I could move into 203 permanently, I would! We are already looking forward to returning!
Val & Andy from Philomath, Oregon on 04/16/2009 said:
This was the perfect place for us on our first family visit to the Big Island. We were very impressed with the condo: location, size, amenities, layout, and price. The condo met our every need! We especially enjoyed the matresses, relaxing on the lanais, spacious rooms, and thank you for the chocolate and coffee welcome gift! It was paradise - we hope to return soon and highly recommend this unit.
Excellent place to stay in Kona !
ilikeehawaii1 from Los Angeles, CA on 04/08/2009 said:
We had a wonderful week stay @ the Kanaloa in Kona in condo #203. It was very spacious for just the 2 of us and very clean. There are swimming pools each w/jacuzzis and BBQs on the grounds if one day you don't wish to eat out. It was a fun time for us; I will always remember the friendly people we met, all the excellent restaurants (look around a little & you'll find some great prices)and the bright vivid colors you can only find on the islands. Take it all in while you're there and enjoy every minute of it !
SUNSET from PHELAN,CA on 04/07/2009 said:
THIS CONDO IS FULL OF GREAT AMENITIES AND THE VIEW FROM THE LANI AND POOL AREA ARE BREATH TAKING, GULFING IS GREAT, SHUTTLE SERVICE IS REALLY NICE. THE PLACE IS CLEAN AND FULL HELPFULL HINTS, THE DECOR IS REALLY TROPICAL. WE HAD A GREAT TIME I WOULD RENT THIS PLACE AGAIN AND RECOMMEND IT TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Wow...we were stunned!!
Bearfus from Montreal,Quebec,Canada on 04/06/2009 said:
The unit was absolutely perfect for us and in "like new" condition with not a single scuff or mark anywhere. It looked like something you would see in a decorating magazine and nothing like the "no personality" rentals that are so common. Small touches everywhere made it feel like a beautiful friend's home. The view of the golf course was fun as we sat and had breakfast well making rude comments (quietly to each other) about some of the golfers lack of talent on the links! We would return in a heartbeat!!
bernice from Seattle, WA on 04/05/2009 said:
Our family of four loved staying here. The unit is very well-maintained and well-equipped. It felt like home - better than home. The location is convenient.
Nice condo at Big Island
fuji3 from Japan on 04/04/2009 said:
We just spent a wonderful week at the Kanaloa at Kona. This was our third time stay at this condo. We think this location is ideal at Big Island especially at Kona side, not so far from center of Kona but quiet. Easy access to southern beautiful snorkeling points such as Kealakekua bay or Puuhouna O Hanaunau park where we could meet dolphins. The room was clean and all necessary things were there for cooking. Shopping center is in walking distance. There are three pools at this condo and two tennis courts, both we could use free. We'd definitely recommend this condo at Kona. We really enjoyed our vacation there.
juliod from Jeffersonville , Pa 19403 on 04/02/2009 said:
The Condo was first rate - better that I expected - Living area was large and well decorated - it had everything we needed - I would recommend this condo to All !!!- The only negative was no markings at the street you turn down to get to the complex entrance -I came in at night and it took a little searching before I found the gate.
Quiet Condo with Great Amenities
AlohaLori&Skip from Westminster, CO on 04/02/2009 said:
We spent 5 nights at this condo, and this was our second visit. We love this condo and the complex. The condo is very quiet and private, with an awesome view of the fairway off one of the lanais where you can watch birds and geckos in the morning while having coffee. It's spacious,nicely decorated, and well equipped with all the luxuries of home. The complex has pools, tennis courts, and gas grills. There is a walking path along the shoreline where you can watch the sunset. Upon arrival, Jim provides a very nice gift basket with assorted fresh fruits and goodies. We highly recommend this condo. The first we rented it we were pleasantly surprised to find that it was much nicer than the pictures online.
fishsf from Albany, OR on 04/02/2009 said:
We have stayed in this condo numerous times and have been very satisfied. It is beautifully furnished and has a nice location on the property. We have always been comfortable and enjoyed out stay in paradise. We would highly recommend this condo.
GGaryToo from Rio Vista, CA on 03/31/2009 said:
Our stay in Jim's condo at Konaloa was beyond spectacular. The condo is furnished and outfitted with only the finest of furniture, bedding, appliances and accessories. The unit is just splendidly outfitted. Everything you may think you could need is there. Even questions that arise due to "operator error" are answered promptly and fixes provided. There are not enough superlatives in our vocabulary adequately describe our stay in Jim's condo. It made for a truly perfect vacation. Mahalo Gary & Linda
O2BinKona from Seattle,WA on 03/31/2009 said:
This condo is so nice I don't want the secret to get out. Kanaloa is in a good location, the grounds and three pools are always well tended. Unit 203 is beautifully furnished and maintained. I've rented through Alohacondos.com three times and highly recommend it.
Our Absolute Favorite Place to Stay
Edmonds visitor from Seattle, WA on 03/31/2009 said:
We have stayed at this beautiful property twice now. It is very comfortable with with 2 bedrooms and a huge sofa in the living room (if necessary). It is beautifully decorated, cleaner than you can imagine and all of the household items you would ever need. We have always felt safe and secure while staying here. The neighbors are friendly, the grounds immaculate and the fairway view is unbeatable. We will go back again and again. The Big Island is our favorite, with such variety of scenery and things to do. Jim is a pleasure to do business with, very knowledgeable about the island, things to do, places to eat etc. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a luxury property at a reasonable price.
We are happy!
Vladimir&Elena from Vancouver, BC on 04/04/2013 said:
We are grateful Mark for a comfortable accommodation in his wonderful, well- designed and well-equipped condo. We spent such a great time in the beautiful and quiet place. We wish we could stay longer there. We come back again!
A home away from home!
Nancy from Weatherford, TX on 11/04/2012 said:
Conveniently located to sites, beaches, pools, golfing & shopping, Quiet, relaxing & comfortable with all the amenities of home. Loved the lanai and the ocean front pool. We chose this place based on reviews and were not disappointed in the least. Definitely would recommend to friends and family.
Great Vacation!! Will be back...
djb from Edmonton, Alberta on 06/29/2012 said:
Great vacation place - spacious condo with a well equipped kitchen. Immaculate grounds, a choice of 3 pools so if you want quiet, it is no problem. A short distance to restaurants, grocery stores, markets etc. It is a great place to rest and rejuvenate in between activities.
Exceeded our expectations
Daniel from California on 05/23/2012 said:
We stayed at this condo for only 3 nights but wished we would have been here the entire 10 days of our vacation. I loved all the extras it came with especially beach stuff. It really felt like home since we didnt have to go out and buy anything other than groceries. We cooked everynight and got to enjoy our last three days in Hawaii just relaxing. Also, it was so quiet we over slept every morning..
What a lovely place.
Mike and Judi from Gresham, OR on 05/21/2012 said:
The condo was spacious, well decorated and appointed, and the location was great. We enjoyed a quiet vacation in a comfortable spot. The rental process and subsequent correspondence was easy and helpful.
Best Vacation Spot!
Shellie and Dave from Victoria, BC on 05/08/2012 said:
We loved the condo 1203!! It was spacious and clean and had everything we could possibly need for our stay! the bedroom faced out to the ocean so you could hear the waves at night and the lanai off the living room faced out to the golf coarse which was beautiful and serene both for breakfast and for dinners! We used the BBQ across from the condo every night for dinner! The condo is in the perfect spot for exploring the island and was close to all amenities. We loved the community and looked forward to coming "home" at the end of each day.
perfect place to prepare for the ironman and holidays after
charlotte uma from berlin, germany on 10/17/2011 said:
quiet, pools, sea+surf, close to grocerystore+ sams choice, near end of ali`i drive. all in all we`ll come back, thanks a lot!!! best regards thomas+ family
Nice and quiet stay
Kona4More from Austin, TX on 08/13/2011 said:
Clean and spacious condo. The Kanaloa resort is beautifully landscaped. Minutes from Kahaluu beach park which is one of the best snorkeling spots on the Big Island, with lots of turtles. We were winding down after a fairly hectic time in Maui, so this quiet condo was in the perfect setting. For families the keauhou shopping center is conveniently located nearby with groceries, restaurants etc.
Jeff from Kennewick, WA on 05/15/2011 said:
We reserved this place because it looked to be a very good value. We didn't want to pay for, nor did we expect, a plush resort accommodation, but this exceeded expectations. It is a very nice condo in a very nice complex. The condo has many amenities that give the feeling of home. The owner has provided a fully equipped kitchen including a variety of spices and cleaning supplies. Even the knives were very sharp which is highly unusual. The complex is very clean, quiet and with good security. I inadvertently opened my trunk from inside the condo and was surprised when security knocked on the door to inform me of the situation.
Scott Schwald from Wasilla, Alaska on 05/10/2011 said:
We enjoyed the condo very much. It's located in a very convenient area that is close to many things and easy to drive to any location. The condo is supplied with all the necessities just like home. We felt so fortunate to have found such a nice place to stay.
Honeymooners from Fort Myers, Florida on 05/05/2011 said:
We had a wonderful time staying in this condo. It was centrally located and had everything we needed. After spending a long day visiting the green sand beach, black sand beach and volcano park it was great coming back to a place that felt like home. We are definitely going to recommend this condo to our friends and family. We will be staying here in the future!!
clean & quiet & amenities +++!
jan & michael from Saskatoon, SK on 02/23/2011 said:
Mark provided excellent service. All emails were answered right away, directions to the condo were precise and everything was in order when we arrived (keys, code etc) The condo was clean and extremely well equipped with everything from kitchen to beach amenities. The view is over looking the golf course and we found it very calming and peaceful...not a clue what hole we overlooked. If one is up early the golf course makes for a lovely walk or run and, in the evening watching the spectacular sunsets. The only downside for me was not being close to a beach. The beach was within about a 10 min drive.
Great place to stay
kenmcf from Gisborne on 01/08/2011 said:
This is a very nice condo. Plenty of room. Good facilities in the condo and resort. It is so relaxing sitting out on the lanai.The resort is well located. We would have no hesitation in staying there again.
Nice Home, Nice Community, Nice Location
Xinxiuflying from California on 11/24/2010 said:
It's a very nice hawaii home to stay. The facility in the community is also very nice. The beach and shopping center is very near and nice. We have a lot of fun at alii Dr beach and store. We have a really great time there. I already recommanded my colleague to book this condo this early Dec.
sonnenschein737 from Munich on 06/19/2010 said:
The condo is well equipped. Dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, beach chairs, etc. The cleanliness leaves much to be desired, however. The cooking utensils we had to rinse thoroughly times. The device is worn-out. A renovation is necessary. Here above all was easy.
Kaawa's Ohana from 89-815 nanakuli ave on 06/10/2010 said:
This home was filled with more then we expected, very clean, no bugs, safe for children, swimming gear, cooler made travel to hilo worth the drive and to pack drinks for the children. We didn't want to leave. Didn't have to puchase or bring many of the items we did traveling with children. I would stay in this condo as my altimate best Kona condo we've stayed in. Owner easy to work with and Kona staff by far the best. 10 star.
I was looking for paradise and found it.
AZ Geo Girls from Phoenix, AZ on 06/07/2010 said:
My daughter (10yrs) and I left the boys home and came to your beautiful island. It was, by far, the most amazing vacation I've done. We snorkeled, surfed, paid homage to Pele at Kilauea caldera, hiked - a lot, visited the Hilo area waterfalls and discovered tide pools. None of these things would have been so greatly enhanced had we not had such a lovely 'home' to return to at the end of each day. The condo was beautiful, the staff was outstanding, we found ourselves continually impressed with each passing day. The only disappointment on this vacation was having to leave. We are planning our next vacation now and it is no surprise, it is on the Big Island. Mahalo, Mark and aloha Condo's staff. We will be back!
Great place to stay!
Cycleguy55 from White City, Saskatchewan, Canada on 05/10/2010 said:
This is a great place. It is very clean, modern and has almost all of the comforts of home. The kitchen is better stocked than most other vacation apartments that we've rented. In hindsight, a more complete list on the Web site of exactly what is here might be useful, as there were some things we brought that were already in the condo. It was a nice touch to have someone turn on the lights and the stereo softly for our arrival. It was very nice to have a washer and dryer. The stereo and TVs were in great working order, as advertised. We LOVED the automatic ice maker and little cooler. They were both very useful for packing drinks and keeping food cool for day trips. We also used the bamboo mats on the beach - much better than towels and better at keeping residual sand out of the condo. Another thing that we really appreciated was the binder on the coffee table with great info and the Hawaii Revealed Book. The adult pool is the only one we used and it was very clean and well maintained. We were a little disappointed the ocean pool was closed for renovations but c'est la vie. The only problem we had was mosquitoes in the bedroom at night. The screens on both sliding doors, as well as the one over the bed need a little adjustment and we were wakened by buzzing around our heads and had to get up and do a mosquito hunt. The proximity to all the necessary services is excellent. The staff, from the security gate to the grounds staff to the house cleaner were all very friendly and helpful. One night that we had to call security to remind some very noisy people out by the barbecue pit that quiet time was in effect at 10pm. The security people responded immediately and the noise stopped minutes after that call. Great service. We certainly recommend this facility.
Thank you for the comments and suggestions.
The bedroom screens have been replaced and repaired.
Mark Holzwarth, Owner, Kanaloa at Kona, Condo 1203
pack from santa cruz, CA on 01/15/2010 said:
The condo was a super deal, $640 total for 5 nights. We liked the fact that the owner included good quality snorkeling equipment for our benefit. The place was old and in need of renovation but clean. The pillows were quite cheap,hard and uncomfortable. Also, quite a bit of noise from the condo next to ours (ground floor unit) but obviously no reflection on our unit. Overall, excellent value for the money. The photos accurately reflected the interior so no surprises upon arrival.
Malav from Los Altos, CA on 07/27/2009 said:
We really enjoyed our stay in this spacious, fully-equipped condo. The view over the golf course from the large lanai is very relaxing. We were close to Kona and there is a great shopping center very close by. We can't wait to return!
A very pleasant place to stay with many amenities.
World Travelers from Goleta, CA on 07/27/2009 said:
We visit the islands often and enjoyed this condo, however we will look elsewhere next visit. The issue is with the refund policy. We reserved this condo less that 60 days before occupancy. Two days after completing our reservation we contacted the owner that we needed to lessen the stay from eight nights to seven. Since we were in the no refund range, we did not get a refund for that day. We understand the policy. We also understand how repeat business works.
Great Vacation in May 2008
Mary from Idaho on 05/20/2009 said:
I stayed at Kanaloa complex on an earlier trip and really enjoyed the location and facilities. They have tennis courts, 3 pools (one that is for adults only, YEY!!), near shopping and cinema, less than 2 miles from a great beach, Kanaluu. This trip we were looking for a smaller condo than last time and found condo #1203. The condo was awesome: Big, well supplied and appointed, clean, comfortable. We spent a wonderful week in Kona scuba diving, swimming in the pool and lounging around. The bed was super comfortable as well. The gentleman renting the condo was very kind and easy to work with. There is a good binder with all the information you need at the condo. I highly recommend this condo #1203 and complex. This is a really nice place so treat it well!
Nice condo and location, very relaxing
chris from Silicon Valley on 04/23/2009 said:
We were only able to stay a couple of nights but enjoyed our time here. The condo was clean and we enjoyed walking out to the ocean where we were able to see sea turtles. Very relaxing and quiet location we will try to visit again.
Leslie & Don from Portland, Oregon on 04/23/2009 said:
I would definitely recommend this property. We found it to be very quiet and relaxing. I would not hesitate to stay in the future.
Excellent alternative to the high-priced resorts
Mike D from Baltimore, MD on 04/15/2009 said:
My wife and I visited the Big Island to see its sights, not lounge around the pool or beach all day, so we didn't want to pay several hundred $ per day for resort amenities that we wouldn't be using. We just wanted a clean place to sleep and shower...we were out the door by 8am every day. Kanaloa at Kona 1203 met that need very well. It is well-located, quiet and it has a pleasant lanai for early breakfast and coffee.
Beautiful vacation home
lomalley from St. Petersburg, FL on 04/05/2009 said:
My husband and I went to Hawaii in 2006 for 10 days. We visited three of the islands, although only for short stays. The Condo in Kona was our favorite. The location was perfect, view was great and Condo was very nice and comfortable. If we go back to Kona this condo will be my first choice.
Matt from Tacoma, WA on 04/04/2009 said:
After booking the condo unit for my mother in law for a wedding in Kona, we had some extreme circumstances come up. The bride was diagnosed with breast cancer and was starting treatment immediately. With under a month to go we were forced to cancel the plans, I was treated with sympathy and gracious hospitality, as the booking agent offered to give my mother in law the room at a later date even though it was within a month. Later in the week the booking agent called back and happily left a message saying that they were able to book out the room and we would get a refund in full. We will definately stay there on our next visit to Kona and recommend it based on the Extreme Courtesy we received!
Beautiful condo with a great garden view
Dave from Mechanicsburg, PA on 04/04/2009 said:
We found this unit to be very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The view of the garden and golf course is beautiful and it's a very short walk to the beach. We selected this unit to save the cost of an ocean front unit and we were not disappointed. If we are ever priviledged to return to Kanaloa at Kona we would definately rent this unit if it is available.
Wutzit2U from Vancouver, BC, Canada on 04/03/2009 said:
Rented this condo for 2 weeks but only stayed in it for one - not because of the condo but because of the VOG which was terrible at the time. We found the condo to be reasonably comfortable and quite well equipped although much of the outdoor equipment that the owner has left for guests to use was in poor condition. My wife complained that the condo was not very clean - I believe the word she used was "disgusting" - although I found it not bad myself. It could have used a good dusting and a little more attention in the closets and bathroom. The photos that the owner has posted represent the condo fairly. Outside, the grounds are nice and well maintained - we did not use the pools. The lanai furniture was a little scary - we placed towels over it before sitting down so our clothes wouldn't get dirty. The location is not bad - very close to a good shopping centre and to Kailua-Kona - and there is a nice, if short, shoreline path surrounding the property but no place for safe ocean entry. Overall, we give it a "just okay".
Beautiful view and great location
Chris from Boise, Idaho on 04/14/2013 said:
This condo was absolutely perfect for us. The location is ideal...close to Kona but not in the crowded part. It was easy for us to take day trips to any part of the island, and a very nice shopping center is just up the road. The condo has a beautiful view and we spent a lot of time on the lanai. The condo itself is very comfortable and nicely appointed. We appreciated the two baths...something hard to find in a one bedroom condo. The condo complex is very well maintained. We used the bar-b-que every night and swam in one of the three pools each day. I would highly recommend these condos.
Our perfect spot in Hawaii...
purgolfer from EAGLE, ID on 04/13/2013 said:
Just finished our second stay in this beautiful condo, and hope to make it an annual trip. We have stayed in Kanaloa most every year of the last 13 years, and love it there. We enjoy this unit the best of all we have stayed in. Perfect view of golf and ocean, great for whale-watching,and sunsets,too. Convenient to great golfing,snorkeling,restaurants,shopping, etc.
Multi Year visitor
Jeff from Portland OR on 12/18/2012 said:
We have rented from Mark and Diane for many years and this year did not disappoint us. Her unit is very in a great location and my wife and I look forward to returning for many more years. The kitchen having everything needed for cooking in,along with the great barbque area allows us to enjoy quiet evenings on the lanai. They are very special to us. With just two of us staying, the unit is perfect with the large bathroom and walk in shower, we never feel like we are cramped or tripping over each other. We like to stay for extended visits and the WiFi allows us to stay connected to our businesses when we need to or just check out of work mode and kick back and enjoy the views. Awesome place. Thanks for sharing with us Mark and Diane.
1603 Kanaloa at Kona is/was Outstanding- beautiful, clean, speci
ANN AND ROLF LULLOFF from GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN on 10/21/2012 said:
The view was spectacular - ocean, waves, golf course. My wife loved the decor. She would have liked air conditioning but the fans really helped and I didn't mind the Hawaiian warmth compared to the cold/cloudy/cool weather we came home to. The condo was well furnished. The shopping center with excellent grocery/pharmacy was only a mile away (gasoline station, book store, excellent pizza place there as well). The beach we used was only two miles to the north with excellent facilities/snorkeling and parking. The condo was quiet with parking stall right by the front door. And the personal attention that you have given us (and I suspect to all of your renters) has been outstanding
Lovely condo with great views and all the amenities!
Susy from San Francisco on 07/26/2012 said:
We stayed in this condo for about a week before we switched to a resort for a few days. We were genuinely sad to leave the beautiful ocean view, the gorgeous grounds and lovely interior of our condo. The owners had anticipated all of our needs (cookware, special beach towels, welcome basket full of goodies, high speed internet service etc). The condo was clean, in very good shape, with spacious living room and bedroom. More than enough space for the two of us. It was a pleasure relaxing at this well-appointed place. It does not have air conditioning, but we only found this to be a problem if we happened to be home in the middle of the day (when it is really warm), which wasn't very often.
One of the best we have found in Kona!
Ilikegolf from Eagle, ID on 04/14/2012 said:
This condo has a great location, view of ocean and golf hole (#12 of Kona C.C. Ocean course). Well maintained, clean, quiet, a pleasure to just relax there and listen to the ocean. Owners are very organized, lots of tips of things to do and see. We will use aloha Condos again, and hope to be able to rent this particular unit again and again.
A beautiful condo that has made our vacations to the Big Island
Carol and Rich from Hampton, NH on 03/05/2012 said:
After our 2nd stay in this unit at Kanaloa @ Kona my wife and I have only positive comments. The location of the condo is perfect with great proximity to snorkeling, beaches, kayaking, downtown Kona, farmer's markets. The beautiful grounds, relaxing pools, sunsets and friendly community that Kanaloa has created is something special. The view from the lanai is so relaxing as you watch the Pacific erode away the lava shoreline or a friendly foursome heading down the fairway. The owners have beautifully decorated the living spaces, fully equipped the kitchen for those of us that love to cook, and they take that extra effort to compliment a great Hawaii experience.
JJ from Portland on 12/18/2011 said:
We have stayed at this property several times and though it is very nice, it does need a little maintenance/upgrade work. The view and complex are one of the best. Sometime the noise from maintenance work on grounds or other units was annoying.
Mark from Doylestown, PA on 10/21/2011 said:
My wife and I travel quite a bit, we both agreed that this was the cleanest accommodations we have ever had. In addition to an absolute killer view from the lanai, the unit was totally outfitted right down to a bottle of wine!! How much more can a weary traveler ask for? We had the place wide open every night so we could enjoy the sea breezes and ocean sounds...paradise!! If anyone wants a referral, have them e-mail me, I'll be glad to fill them in. Thank you for allowing us to use your home!!
Wonderful condominium in superior resort with spectacular staff.
LT from Stockton, CA on 08/07/2011 said:
The resort grounds are immaculate with every amenity. The "Ocean Pool" is beautiful. Every member of the staff we encountered was outstanding, from Chris in the guard shack, Cass at the activities desk, and the groundskeepers who gave my boys fishing tips. The location of the unit is perfect with the ocean, coconut palms, and the golf course right out of the lanai. Can't wait to book another trip to the same spot.
Paradise Perfect on the Big Island
Stephen and Grace White from Temecula, CA on 07/08/2011 said:
Wow!!! Thank you Mark and Diane for sharing your piece of paradise with our family! Our experience was as close to perfect from beginning to end as a vacation could be. Starting with the pleasant and helpful guard, beautiful welcome basket, complete accommodations, to the beauty of Hawaii from the lanai. Plans are in the works to visit the Big Island and your condo next year for a longer stay... Thank You!!!
shblack from glenwood springs, co on 01/14/2011 said:
awesome view of hole #12 and ocean! everything you could possibly need is in the condo. cooler,boogie board,beach towels,every kitchen appliance you need. don't go to the store first like i did because there is a welcome basket with coffee and fruit and free coffee in the clubhouse. heard the waves all night like they said i would, just great!
Our vacation was totally relaxing with any activity we wanted cl
Dwsarge from Diamond Springs, Ca on 11/10/2010 said:
This was our fourth stay in 1603 at Kanaloa and we will continue to come back over and over. The condo itself is ideally situated to view sunsets, waves crashing and golfers playing the 16th hole of Kona Country Club. It has all that you need for housekeeping including a great kitchen, laundry facilities, two televisions (with DVD player), and beach gear to use. The view is unparalleled. It also has the convenience of a local manager who could not be more attentive. (although we never needed to call him) When you compare the space and all the amenities, any hotel/motel or B&B; pales by comparison. You will not believe the enormous shower facilities for two or more. Diane and Mark have done a terrific job with maintenance and cleanliness. Everyone who stays here seems to respect the condo and take care of it as their own. This is our favorite place on our favorite island. It is frequently rented into the future, so book early for the stay of a lifetime.
As the 'attentive manager', I couldn't be more thrilled to know how appreciative our guest(s) are about this truly beautiful unit, and I concur.
The Owners, Diane & Mark, have really gone out of their way to make their home away from Home a place guest(s) just love to visit. The care and respect the guest(s) give to it, during and after, show their repeated stays continue to make Unit 1603 at Kanaloa a sought after, and much cherished, vacation hide-away.
This review should be in a Travel Magazine.
Mahalo for the share.
Kaleo Lindsey, Local Contact/Manager
great views off lanai
sherri from santa cruz, ca on 10/12/2010 said:
We enjoyed this condo immensely. The views are awesome (both ocean and golf course). The place was spotless and well equipped. Also, unlike many rentals, it was actually comfortable to lounge around inside the condo and on the lanai. Well definitely pick this one next time around. Sherri
Wendy Taylor from salt Lake City, Utah on 10/09/2010 said:
Couldn't have been better! accommodations perfect! location perfect! We had a wonderful 12 days, we hope to go back.
We loved the place.
Mancini Family from Santa Cruz on 08/20/2010 said:
We had a great time at #1603. The condo was very comfortable and met our needs in every way. The lanai was the best spot for the sunset each night. We can't wait to come back next summer!!
jeff from Portland on 12/16/2009 said:
This is the second time that we have stayed in this unit and as before, it was great. The location of this property suits our style and this particular unit fits our needs. Hence we have a place that we are comfortable with and will return to. We have stayed in Kona several times and have gravitated to this facility primarily due to its ocean front pool. The barbeque area is very handy and we used it a lot. Though there was maintenance being done on the structure we were staying in, the crew was very considerate and the noise was not a distraction. The grounds are well maintained. Though there are 3 pools with one being designated as "family" we still had some noisy young kids disrupt us and 5 other adult couples at the ocean pool on a couple of afternoons. Bad timing. Diane has done a great job of outfitting her unit and there is not anything that this kitchen or space needs. We were able to stay in touch with home using the Wi-Fi and though we did not turn it on, it has a nice TV. The view from the lanai is spectacular and a great place to have morning coffee and enjoy dinner. If you like laughing at golfers, this place can't be beat as you can see just how serious some of these people take this "sport" and how poor they are at it. I will stay here again and would recommend it to adult couples. I would not recommend it to families or more than one couple. Keohou is a very quiet part of Kona so if you are looking for "action" this is not the place; in fact you have to drive almost everywhere. We are both fit and could walk to the shopping center for small needs and really enjoyed our walks/runs along the ocean road.
Don't Tell Anyone
Steven from Sacramento Californai on 12/03/2009 said:
Stayed many times in Kailua-Kona, and at Kanaloa. 1603 by far the best condo available for two people. On the golf course Hole # 12 the Ocean Course and the Ocean was beautiful right there off the veranda. Sunsets every night from the balcony, ocean crashing,within 30 to 40 feet from the condo. We are going back again and again. The owners were delightful to deal with, welcoming goodies, flat screen TV and WiFi. Golf expensivefor non residents.
nicely upgraded, but hot and noisy
Kanaloa regulars from Alberta, Canada on 08/06/2009 said:
One of the nicest units we've stayed in out of 25+ visits to Kanaloa: upgraded, modern, and clean. However, a summer visit without A/C makes for a hot and difficult sleep. This combined with an inconsiderate family in the unit above meant that we could only get 3-4 hours sleep per night. Unfortunately, the screaming baby and running tots were allowed to go undisclipined by very selfish parents and grandparents, who were owners - leaving not much recourse. An unfortunate way to ruin an otherwise wonderful condo.
Thanks for staying with us and for the kudos for our condo. However, we were surprised and saddened to hear after-the-fact about the issues that you had while staying in our condo.
Your complaint is the first we can recall receiving about our condo in all the years we have owned it. We just wish you had contacted us or our on-island contact during your stay so we could have helped make things right. We do our best to provide a great experience for our guests and in the rare instances when issues arise, we respond as quickly as possible to make things right.
The retired couple who live in the condo above ours in Kanaloa are wonderful people and are very considerate and very approachable. In the particular week that you stayed with us, they had grandchildren visiting. Guests in our condo are instructed to contact our on-island contact or to contact us directly if they have any issues and if you had done so, we would have immediately contacted our neighbors to have them address the issue. The neighbors were unaware of the issue until after you had left.
We do not have AC in our condo in large part because it is so rarely needed. As our many regular guests can attest, the condo faces west and north and opens out onto the ocean and golf course and there is exceptional airflow through the condo from the front lanai out to the back of the condo, especially when the trade winds are blowing. Most of our guests love to have the condo open and listen to the ocean and feel the ocean breezes at night. We can understand how you might have wanted to close up the place because of the noise issue you experienced. Again we are sorry that you had this issue and only wish that you had contacted us as soon as it occurred so we could have made it better while you were staying with us.
Aloha and Mahalo,
Mark and Diane Abel, owners Kanaloa 1603
Guy from Pacific Northwest on 05/05/2009 said:
We have stayed in this complex before and this condo is by far the best we have seen. Large, beautifully equipped, unbeatable view. We couldn't ask for anything more.
egteacher from Northern California on 04/30/2009 said:
The condo was in a wondeful location. The view of the ocean and golf course were beautiful. The funishing were comfortable and relaxing. It was nice having 2 bathrooms. The washer, dryer was convient. Had a great time.
Marty from Tallahassee on 04/28/2009 said:
We had gone to Volcanoes National Park (splurge on wine from the winery there-it is very good) for a few days first and then went to Kanloa. It was a beautiful condo with a great view of the ocean-- always a breeze- did not miss the AC. We ate breakfast on the balcony/porch overlooking the golf course and ocean. There are neat gekkos on the grounds, as well as a mongoose that I saw several times outside the window. Cool birds too--liked the saffron finches (they will come for bread crumbs on the railing). I think it is too rocky to swim right at the condo (did not try though) We went snorkeling several times next to the Hawaiian Village Park (can't remember the name)-- it was spectacular with honu, spinner dolphins and loads of fishes. I thought that the snorkeling around Kona was better than Oahu or Kauaii (2007 trip). The kayak trip (Kona Boys surf shop rental) to the Captain Cook memorial is probably even better snorkeling fish-wise. The last day there I went snorkeling at Kona on a public beach and saw 6 turtles in about 45 minutes- (had to leave that day) it was way cool. We did not really find it until the last day, but there is a spot to rent kayaks right near the condo - take a left before you turn in to the development.
40th Anniversary Celebration
Dream vacation from Flagstaff Arizona on 04/28/2009 said:
It ws a wonderful setting for our 40th Annaversary. The condo was absolutely beautiful and extremely well supplied throughout. The view of the ocean from the Lani was the greatest and the location and suroundings was really pleasent and very safe. I have recommended it to others and we hope to return some day. Not for print: Unfortunately we were there when the tempuratures were high and the condo was too warm for me. Fortunately the cooler breeze in the evening allowed us to sleep. We did not go out to dinner because I could not apply makeup to sweaty skin. I would have paid more for airconditioning on a timer. Also, I was not too happy to see that we had to drag our luggage up and down the stairs with no help of any kind of mechanical cart. We are both over 60 and it ws very hard for us. We unloaded most and carried it up out of the suitcase. some kind of a juggage cart would have helped. One could drag and the other could push.
D&L, California from Northern California on 04/26/2009 said:
This was our 5th stay at the Kanaloa and 1603 is definitely our favorite unit. It is very comfortably furnished and has an ideal location in the complex. We hope to return soon.
very nice kona condo
nice kona condo from SF Bay Area on 04/24/2009 said:
Very nice condo, well appointed. patio with view of a par 3 hole on the kona country club ocean course. waves could be heard crashing from just below the condo. very quiet. several pools onsite. main clubhouse had a computer one could use for a small fee; can't remember if they had wifi or not, but as we didn't bring laptop with us didn't matter. 2 ok golf courses on the property. if we went back to kona would certainly consider staying there again.
Debbie Osterman from Homer Glen Illinois on 04/18/2009 said:
My husband and I can not thank the Abel family enough for such a fantastic vacation spot. The view from the lanai was incredible. We spent alot of time there. The unit was beautifully furnished and super clean. We loved walking around the grounds as well. It was just a beautiful place and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in Kona. Again, we thank the Abel family for a great vacation.
A new home on the Big Island
Ungeheier from Peoria, AZ on 04/16/2009 said:
When planning our trip to the Big Island my wife and I looked at review site after review site of different hotels on the island. We never found anything that was in our price range and actually had good reviews. Then, while talking about the planning of our honeymoon at work, a co-worker told me about this condo and how nice the owners were. So, my wife and I checked out the pictures and were hooked. The master-shower is HUGE! One of the things that I never noticed was that there was a trail between the rocks on the beach and the golf course. You have to walk towards one of the pools (the one near the beach) to gain access to that trail. It's a nice place to take a stroll during the day/night. We were able to see some whales swimming up the coast on the first night of our stay (it was whale season). One of the other things I didn't realize is that there is a restaurant in the actual complex. My wife and I had lunch there twice and really enjoyed it. I believe they close pretty early, so you want to at least just try to have breakfast or lunch. The restaurant is located near the path that you can take to get out onto the trail near the beach(the beach side pool). The owners are great people to talk to and deal with. It feels almost like you're staying at a friend's home for the week(at least that's how long we stayed). I will be recommending this condo to anyone who wants to stay in a nice/quiet condo that overlooks the ocean. I'm basically going to call this place my own home because I will stay here every time I go to the Big Island.
burt from Ukiah, CA. on 04/05/2009 said:
The condo was great, with a nice lanai and we ate out there in the AM and evenings. The view was also great, up the golf course, with the ocean close by and no obstructions to the sunset. We were able to walk up the golf course in the evenings and all was peaceful and tropical. The drawbacks are that we didn't want and didn't have air conditioning, but many of the neighbors did and the noise was disturbing at night with our windows open. Also, someone smoked in the condo below us and the smoke came into our place. The vog was a problem and most days were cloudy in Sept. by late morning and we has to go north of Kona to find sunshine. Once we figured that out, it wasnt a problem. We'd go there again. It was a nice place, but probably at a different time of year.
Great location and view.
Mary from Groveland, Illinois on 04/04/2009 said:
Well-maintained and tastefully decorated condo with a wonderful view of ocean, golf course and Kona in the distance.
Socwal from Sydney, Australia on 04/04/2009 said:
Took Mum on her first trip to Hawaii, she loved this condo. It was spacious and comfortable, every amentity was provided. We loved sitting on the lanai watching the waves crash onto the rocks and double-bogie-plus holiday golf. The design of the condos are terrific - they are very private. We had a fabulous time, and hope to be back there soon.
Kanaloa at Kona 1603 - Wow!
Sebrena from Dallas, TX on 04/03/2009 said:
Wow. We booked this wonderful "home away from home" in a quiet resort, through Aloha Condos. The owners are professional, friendly and very helpful with any questions. The condo looks just like the web photos and the view from the lanai really is fantastic! We got some great sunset video with the HD camera. One of the best things is that you get to park close to your condo in covered parking! Woo hoo! Not like at those resorts where you are miles away from your car and the items you left behind in it. The condo has new appliances including a washer and dryer which come in very handy. The condo is perfect for a couple, but 1 or 2 kids could sleep on the murphy bed. I wasn't about to cook a thing, so we bought some great take-out to eat on the lanai for dinner a couple of times. There is a grocery store, decent pizza and Thai food, a movie theater and a drug store with 1 hour photo about a 5 minute drive away. The Keauhou Beach resort has a yummy breakfast buffet and snorkeling close by (although this reef is now being protected due to years of damage). Costco and Walmart are 20 minutes away. The condo offers comfy beach chairs, fluffy beach towels and a cooler for use at the beach along with three drawers full of a variety of books to read so you don't have to worry about any of that. In fact we had people at a local music event on the lawn of the "Palace" ask where we got our comfortable looking chairs! The HD TV screen was great for watching our videos and photos each night to recap the day! The owners also sent a lovely welcome basket which was a nice touch! The vog was not bad at all, so don't let tales of bad air quality scare you away from this island. I have terrible asthma and never had one problem. It did rain some, but hey...it's an island...If the sky looks a little cloudy, all you have to do is drive North to Hapuna Beach. This is truly a "Big Island" that has it all! Kanaloa #1603 was the perfect place to return to at the end of each day.
E&C of Salem, OR from Oregon on 04/03/2009 said:
We spent a wonderful week at this unit. The Lani was our favorite spot, with the amazing view and wonderful sound of the ocean. The pictures on the website do not show how nice this unit really is. We had 4 adults and we were very comfotable staying here. We will stay here again, is very quiet and a good location. We also enjoyed the sunsets from the golf course and by one of the pool area's. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. E&C of Salem, OR
A view to die for!
Kona Al from Cleveland, Ohio on 04/03/2009 said:
This condo offers both ocean and fairway views all at the same time. The lanai doors open fully and let the breezes in. The master bedroom has a nice soft king size bed and the master bath shower has room for 2 or more people. Shopping and restaurants are just around the corner. One of the best locations on Kona.
Great Condo for couple
Jeff Jensen from Portland, OR on 04/02/2009 said:
We stayed at Kanaloa for the first time on this trip. We have traveled to Kona several times and liked the pool and grounds lay out better here than at places we have stayed previously. This unit is very well represented in the pictures and description. The view from the lanai is just as you see it in the pictures. The kitchen is very well equiped and the unit's housekeeper does a spectacular job. We have been traveling to Hawaii for 30 years and I have to say that this unit is one of the best we have rented. We liked that the pool is ocean front and the golf course being so close gives you expansive views that you normally would not get from a unit that is not right on the ocean front. The unit may be a little hot in the warmer months since it does not have air conditioning. This was not an issue for us when we were there in late November and early December. We look forward to coming back here on our future trips to Kona and I have recommended it to my friends that are going to Kona.
We loved our stay.
John and Pat from Los Gatos, CA on 02/23/2013 said:
The view is fantastic, with the water, the golf course, the mountains, the palm trees. Kanaloa, the proprietor of the complex, is so helpful and accomodating. The amenities in this unit are all a-1, especially for the two of us. The location of Kanaloa is perfect for long walks in various directions at any time of day. It is also so conveniently located near a shopping center which has a principal super market, drug store, restaurants, and a movie theater with first-rate movies.
paradise in Kona
Bill/Jo from Victoria, B.C. on 01/08/2013 said:
This unit was very well equipped, clean, and had lots of extra homey touches. There is also beach chairs, snorkeling and water sport equipment, and beach towels. The kitchen had every type of pots, pans, plates and utensils. The view from the deck is spectacular with the combination of ocean and golf course. Cool ocean breeze means no need for a/C. New tile throughout traffic areas and the balcony is attractive and practical. The sitting area off the master was a great idea as was the well engineered Murphy bed if you have an extra guest or two. The owners are great people to deal with. We were greeted with a nice gift basket of useful items and fruit.
Spacious and quiet condo in a great location. Ocean and golf co
Stewart from Ellensburg on 12/14/2012 said:
We really enjoyed this condo. It was spacious and clean and quiet. We would use it again. Air conditioning not required in Dec or winter, but definitly in the warmer months.
Thanks for your review!!
Because we have fans and screen doors, we haven't wanted AC even in the summer months. The ocean breeze comes through.
Great Kona location with beautiful view, pools, tennis, and near
Pattersons from Phoenix, AZ on 07/26/2012 said:
This family of 4 loved our vacation rental. It was laid back, easy, and quiet. It was close to shopping, restaurants, and beaches. It's very spacious and is a great value.
Beautiful relaxing stay at Kanaloa Condo 1604
rmalin from Pleasant Hill, CA on 06/10/2012 said:
The condo has a prime location at the end of the Kanaloa property, overlooking the ocean and the 12th hole of the Kona Country Club golf course. It was very entertaining watching the golfers (of various skill levels) while drinking coffee in the morning or having drinks in the late afternoon on the lanai. The condo was nicely furnished and had everything necessary for cooking meals in, as well as beach equipment, plenty of towels, books, games, etc. Our only criticism is that the cleaning service used by the property manager could have done a better job cleaning before our arrival, especially considering that a fee is charged. The countertops in the kitchen were gritty and some of the dishes in the cupboard had been put away dirty , although this could be because the dishwasher doesn't work very efficiently and may need replacement. We had to wash several items before we could use them. However, everything else was great and we highly recommend this condo to anyone, especially given its great location. The area is quiet, beautiful, and yet very close to a supermarket and good restaurants in the Keauhou neighborhood.
Luxury...with Picture-Perfect Sunsets!
CAtravelers from Orinda on 05/30/2012 said:
Our family stayed here for a week in May--we were initially enticed by the unobstructed ocean view photos from the condo and we were not disappointed. This unit is in a quiet, prime location in Kanaloa overlooking the 12th hole of the Kona Golf Course and the ocean shoreline. The interior is light and bright and has been tastefully furnished and updated, including new tile floors and comfortable beds. Covered parking is just steps away from the entrance. We spent most of our time on the covered lanai watching golfers (quite entertaining!), the sunsets, and enjoying the breeze & gardenia-like scent from the flowering hedge below. We played tennis and ping pong at the complex and walked around the corner and down the street to board a Fairwind Snorkeling adventure. It was warm when we were there (mid 80's) and we were comfortable with the interior fans. Many thanks to the thoughtful owners who arranged a gift basket of tropical fruit for our arrival. We know where to stay next time...in Unit 1604!
Great condo in Kona-keahou bay area
LARRY from SANTA CRUZ, CA on 03/25/2012 said:
Location of this condo is great. O.K. Snorkeling in Keahou bay(walking distance), and other recreation opportunities. Condo has a good view, Wi-fi and is clean and well laid out. There are three nice pools and good access to all roads north and south.
Great View, Well Decorated
Chris from Danville, CA on 03/20/2012 said:
This was our third trip to the Big Island and the third time we have stayed at Kanaloa. The photos and tours on the aloha Conda website were very accurate and, as far as we are concerned, this unit had the best view from the Lanai of any we stayed in. There was a gift basket of fruits and cookies when we arrived and we thoroughly enjoyed eveything about Unit 1604.
Dave & Ginny from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 12/11/2011 said:
This was our first, and definitely not last, time renting a condo during a vacation - a thoroughly enjoyable experience! The unit was well equipped, clean and comfortable, with great views and privacy. The appliances are modern and so convenient, and the little things like the cooking utensils, guide books and overall decor were great. The entire experience was fantastic; the owner really cares and goes out of her way and we really appreciated her follow-up. Definitely recommend this condo!!
Ruddettes from Sydney, Australia on 05/17/2013 said:
Fabulous spot. Definately need a car when you are staying on the big island. Town of Kona close by which had fabulous restaurants and great little shops to wonder around. The condo was more than big enough for our family of 4. Had one little issue with the washing machine overflowing, but that was fixed the following day. We had a good look around at areas to stay but would definately come back and stay here again. We have already recommended it to other family members who are coming over next year. All round a fabulous place.
1801 is awesome
G. Almy from Fort Worth on 05/09/2013 said:
Kanaloa at Kona is the place to stay in Kona. The grounds are immaculate and the units are in as new condition. 1801 was even better than our first visit to KatK. The surf is literally at your feet. The view from the lanai over the ocean is great with long boats paddeling by. We enjoyed the sunsets from the lanai. All the amenities of the unit are first class including 3 TVs. We also enjoyed the included WiFi.
Tina from San Jose, CA on 12/08/2012 said:
We have stayed several times at the same resort and love this unit the best. It is close to the ocean and great sunsets. Love the fact you have everything to cook in and watch the sunsets and enjoy the piece and quiet. Thank you for keeping your unit stocked and ready to relax. Make sure you bring the information to get into the unit and the registration desk doesn't have anything to do with this unit..
Tim from Carlsbad, CA on 11/30/2012 said:
Very nice condo right on the ocean with the surf breaking onto the lava rocks. Our only complaints were the TV in the living room was very old and the reception was poor, the wireless router went out on the last day and there was dirt and ants under the living room thatched rug.
Tim, thanks for taking time to write a review, and were glad you enjoyed the condo and the location. If you consider staying with us again (and we sincerely hope you will), please dont hesitate to call one of the numbers provided to you during your visit for service. We will address any maintenance or cleaning issues quickly.
Jerry & Jodi, Owners
Some things dont work in the condo.
Joe T from Anahiem Hills Ca on 11/16/2012 said:
The TV in the main area is outdated. Very limited cable channels to view. Lights and sockets not worked. The toaster didnt even work.
Joe, were sorry you didnt get to watch your favorite channels while on vacation, but we even more regret that you didnt afford us the opportunity to replace a light bulb or bring you a new toaster during your visit. Were sorry these items were overlooked, but a phone call to your local contact could have quickly improved the quality of your stay.
Jerry & Jodi, Owners
Bob from Green Bay on 10/20/2012 said:
Very well taken care of facility. Beautiful pools. Convenient to everything we neede
Steve from Atascadero, ca on 07/04/2012 said:
Had an awesome time on vacation! Condo 1801 was everything we hoped it would be and Chuck was a pleasure to deal with.
Kaiser from Wisconsin on 01/27/2012 said:
We have travelled extensively and found this condo to be top notch in location, amenities, comfort and beauty. The views are fantastic---watched the waves and saw whales regularly. The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. A+++.
Tune out your troubles with the sounds of waves splashing.
Barb from Visalia on 11/18/2011 said:
The condo had absolutely gorgeous decor. The art work was intriguing. Very clean and spacious. The master bathroom was huge. The location was very close to great snorkeling...5 minute drive. The lanai was usable in the early morning but was very hot and humid in the afternoon. You can hear steps of the upstairs condo. Cable in the livingroom was not good but the bedroom's reception was excellent.
Wonderful stay at Kanaloa at Kona Condo 1801
travelers4 from Walnut Creek, CA on 08/20/2011 said:
We recently spent six nights at condo #1801 and had a wonderful experience. The complex is very well maintained and the unit itself is in one of the best locations - right on the edge of the water. The patio is very private, we ate many meals overlooking the ocean. The unit is in great shape, comfortable beds and lots of amenities. There was a large grocery store nearby and the location was convenient for exploring the east side of the island.
Fabulous condo and fabulous location
Tessy from Houston, TX on 07/05/2011 said:
This was my family's second trip to The Big Island and second stay at Kanaloa at Kona. We loved the unit we stayed in during our 2005 trip, but #1801 was even better! Well furnished, clean, provided beach gear (except for an ice chest...but no worries, we bought one and left it in the beach locker for future visitors). All of the beds were comfortable and kitchen was well equipped - including basic spices and condiments. The unit has an awesome lanai with a perfect view of the ocean. It is a one story unit (previous one we had stayed in was two story). We preferred this as we didn't have to bring groceries up the stairs in 1801. My family plans another visit to The Big Island again in 2012 and we will stay in unit 1801
excellent beginning but unpleasant ending
Lia from Hilo on 03/30/2011 said:
We stayed there with my 80 years-old parents, who've never seen sunset on the ocean before. We have two girls as well. Three generations stayed this beautiful place. We all very much enjoyed everything until the last day. We were waiting for our swimming suits to dry in the dryer, and the house-keeper came one minute before 11:00 am. They were a bit rude. They came, and one opened the working dryer, my cloth fell on the floor and she used her dirty hand to pick up and threw it back to the dryer. It was a little thing, but it ruined our otherwise wonderful experience at 1801. I only wish the house keeper be well trained and have some good manners. We had very beginning to be there, and pleasant stay, but unsatisfied ending. Mahalo!
Wonderfully relaxing. Incredible location on the water.
R J Loveland from Denver on 02/07/2011 said:
What a gem! We'd return without hesitation. This location, just feet from the waves crashing on the lava rocks, is the best in the area. You're in your own private paradise. Gated community, friendly staff, very nice amenities, and close to town. A 12 on a 1 to 10 scale! Thanks very much for a wonderful stay.
It is a wonderful vacation home to stay at
xc from Missoula, MT on 12/29/2010 said:
It is a comfortable condo located at a beautiful place. Check in is really convenient. It is equipped with snorkeling devices, beach chairs and towels, sun scream, etc, for the convenience of tourists.
Luxury condo couldn't be closer to ocean waves
Rob from Canada from Vancouver, Canada on 11/24/2010 said:
Fabulous location, with breaking waves just a few feet from the lanai. Roomy condo with lots of luxury touches. Well furnished, fully equipped and perfect for 2 couples. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay.
A wonderful time
Gerry from Palm Desert CA on 10/19/2010 said:
We enjoyed the Condo imensly. I spent almost all day on the Lanai, watching and listening to the waves crashing ashore. The furniture is confortable and the whole place was just gorgeous. The owner has excellent taste in furniture and the local art as displayed in several paintings. If there is one (sight) negative, it would be the parking, which is quit a ways away. It was our 50th Wedding aniversery and I'm sure we shall return to this wonderful place.
A nice trip to Kona
John Knie from Sammamish, Washington on 08/28/2010 said:
Unit 1801 was very nice. It was well stocked with little extras like beach towels. I do think the TV in the living room should be replaced. It was not possible to view selected channels do to the age of the TV where as the TV in the master bedroom could view the same channels just fine. If I were the owner of 1801 I would be very concerned about unit 1803 on the second floor. Every time the washing machine in 1803 was used the water pipes had a very severe "pipe knock." It was violent. This is due to poor plumbing design. It will eventually lead to cracked pipes and result in considerable water damage to both units 1803 and 1801.
Beautiful, peaceful, a great value.
LTinker from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 06/19/2010 said:
The unit was clean, well appointed, beautifully decorated, and in a perfect location close to shops and snorkeling activities. The unit itself is ocean front so we enjoyed the serenade of the waves crashing on rocks throughout our stay. Spinner dolphins showed off their antics as we enjoyed dinner on the lani. The condos are off set from each other in a way that provides privacy and peace. The owner/mangager was very thoughtful to include tips to make our visit to the island the best possible.
jjackson from South San Francisco on 06/09/2010 said:
We enjoyed our stay at condo 1801. It was very clean and very well maintained. The view was the best part! My kids loved eating outside the lanai and watching the waves. The sunset was spectacular! When we come back to Kona will definately stay here again.
A memorable stay that we will never forget.
Awed by the beauty of Hawaii from WI on 03/25/2010 said:
We absolutely loved this condo and where it was located. So close to any shopping needs and being right on the ocean was just wonderful. The view was breathtaking! We were a bit busy sightseeing and wish we would have had more time to sit on the patio. We had everything one could need for cooking meals and feeling right at home. I loved the huge shower in the master bath and the size of the bedroom. The one thing that freaked me out and took away a bit of the beauty was the rules one needed to follow to keep nasty creatures out. And seeing the ultra raid can. I was pretty scared that I would see or have to deal with one of your nasty centipedes or anything else on the list posted. I couldn't relax as much worrying about that and hoping their weren't any in the bed or to make sure they would not get into our luggage. Our centipedes can be killed with a fly swatter here. The fact that one lady there told me that she had to kill one with a scissors made me sick actually. And the fact that the have such a nasty bite. I hate ours in WI, but they are much smaller and don't bite. I just never knew I would have to deal with or think about that.But I guess warning your guests is better than them being surprised and knowing what to do to help them stay away. Staying in a condo was much better then staying in a hotel space wise and for the view, but I was just praying I could get back on the plane home and have said I never saw anything on the list. And thank god I didn't. And that you actually have to keep all food in the frig. I just don't know if I could live like that. But the place was very very clean. I was afraid to keep the windows open even with it being nice out fear that there would be a better chance of creatures getting in. The whole complex though seemed to be well taken care of. And was nice to have the tour guide right on the complex. I got hurt on Kauai so I never got to enjoy your wonderful pools.
Excellent Condo and Vacation Spot
Toucan from Anaheim, California on 10/29/2009 said:
This was our second year on this island and this condo. Thoroughly loved everything about it. Has everything you need - lovely place to stay, beautiful view, quiet location, close to a great beach - I could go on and on. Looking forward to next year! Oh yea, the mongoose were a crack up to watch!
Location & view are staggering. The inside screams "Yeah, but lo
ccd from california on 09/26/2009 said:
1801 is a spacious condo with an oustanding panoramic view. The unit sits right on the "beach",abuts against coastal lava rock and is oriented such that there is complete privacy on the lanai. Crashing waves, smell of the sea, sunsets---really, who wouldn't love that? The complex is nicely situated geographically if you have teenagers since it is easy to walk to downtown Kona, surfing, swimming. Master BR is roomy and uncluttered with a large high quality flat screen TV that also houses a DVD player. Smaller bedroom is indeed a smaller bedroom. Two beds. Little else. Would work very well with younger children. We had two teenage boys. Thankfully, overcrowding in that room led to bloodshed only once. Kitchen is good sized, plenty of "stuff." Living room furniture is outdated, seating is limited and couch/chairs are not particularly comfortable. Older TV, maybe 30 inches with picture quality consistent with an older TV that is 30 inches. This room is not totally unacceptable in a vacation locale where being outside is the attraction, but upgrading the living room furnishings to a much more comfortable, perhaps even a present century decor would be ideal. If you feel like coming back to a cool condo after a hot day in the sun (in August) look elsewhere. The air-conditioning system, for which you pay a surchage, is completely ineffective. Running 24/7 kept the temperature approx 78-80 degrees at night, 85 or so during the day. Without a doubt, this was the most disappointing aspect of the home. In summary, great oceanfront location tucked into a private corner of the complex with a magnificent view; many nice features, but sorely in need of a cash infusion to repair/replace air conditioning and update living area furnishings. These upgrades would easily make this unit outstanding inside and out, rather than a unit you'd find simply acceptable in exchange for its marvelous setting just feet from the Pacific.
Very Beautiful update
denver1 from colorado on 09/23/2009 said:
We recently went to Kanaloa at Kona for the 2nd time. This time we stayed water front in 1801. We loved the stay and the rooms were very nicely updated. twins in 2nd bedroom a little squeaky were the only complaint. pools and facility are very well taken care of. thanks for the beautiful accommodations. Would return in a heartbeat.
Beautiful Ocean Front Condo, recently renovated
Black Butte from Sisters, Oregon on 08/06/2009 said:
Great place to stay, our second time there. The two bedrooms are of good size and the new master bath is beautiful. Close enough to Kona and shopping but far enough away so it is quiet and peaceful. The entire complex is very well cared for with pools and barbecues for you to use. Make sure to pay for the air conditioning. I think my only suggestion would be to improve the reception on the living room TV (the master bedroom TV is cool with a built in DVD player) and to improve the small appliances and cooking utensils in the kitchen. The kitchen itself is neat with new granite counters.
Wonderful Location and Fully Furnished
ATLWanderer from Altanta, GA on 07/30/2009 said:
We stayed in Unit 1801 for 3 nights in late July. The unit has an incredible ocean view from the lanai. The kitchen is fully furnished with everything you need for your stay. Shopping is conveniently close to stock up on food for your stay. The unit could have been cleaned a little better before our arrival, but overall it was a great stay for our family of 4.
Gerry Crane from Nakusp, British Columbia, Canada on 07/09/2009 said:
I Extended My Stay, and I Thank-You!
konacoffee from Las Vegas on 05/29/2009 said:
This is a wonderful condo. I wish I lived here! You cannot get more ocean-front without being in the ocean. Our evenings were spent watching the sunset, looking at the stars and listening to the waves. We never ate out at night, we either cooked or got take-out as we couldn't imagine having a better view. There is a wet bar on the lanai, too, so that was nice! The floor plan is perfect. Spacious, with an open kitchen that was beautiful and has everything you could ever need. Large tile runs throughout the condo and keeps it nice and cool. The furnishings were very nice as well. The master bedroom is large with a very nice bathroom (awesome shower with 2 showerheads). The 2nd bedroom good-sized too. (There is also a pull-out bed in living room) It is a very quiet area, so with the windows open, you could hear the waves at night. Couple that with a very comfortable bed made for some of the best sleep we have ever had. We opted not to use the a/c, and with the windows and lanai open, there was a wonderful breeze. At night, it was cool and very comfortable. During the day, it was warm, but not bad at all. None of us minded, we weren't in Hawaii to be in a/c the whole time. The furnishings were very nice. There is a kid-friendly pool and adults-only pool on the property. As we only went to the kid-friendly one, I can tell you it was very nice and never crowded. The grounds were very well maintained. There is a grill very close to the condo as well. It really was perfect and it felt like you were coming home when you came back to the condo. The next time we come to the big island, we will stay here.
Holiday at Kona
Kona Fun from Houston, TX on 05/26/2009 said:
We stayed at this complex years ago and found this unit online. The price was right and the unit very nice. The lanai was great. The May weather was great & w/ fans, no A/C was desired. There were some beach chairs and stuff to borrow & we left the boogie board we bought. The kitchen was well outfitted, although we brought a few sharp knives for cooking. If you kitchen clean with a cloth, not sponge, bring one with you. There's a coffee maker that needs #4 filters. They need a few more smaller acrylic glasses for pool/small kid use, but plastic cups can be bought at the store too. There's a nice gas bbq and grassy area with table/chairs not too far away for those eat-in days. The tennis courts are in good shape. The pools are never busy, but the pool nazi leaves you in the dark without warning after posted hours. There's no beach right there, but not too bad a drive. Washer/dryer is helpful for beach towels. We'll be here next time we're in HI!
Ursula from Switzerland on 04/24/2009 said:
We spent a wonderful few days and had a great time. This is the first time that we stayed in a vacation rental home instead of a hotel -- and it was perfect.The condo is closer to the sea then any hotel.
Don & Kathy from Chino Hills, Ca on 04/09/2009 said:
We stayed in unit 1801 which we highly recommend. The ocean front lani was fabulous. The condo was spacious and very nicely furnished. There was even beach and snorkel equipment for use. If we are able to return to Kona we would absolutely try to get this unit.
Ferris from Vancouver, b.c. Canada on 04/09/2009 said:
We loved the condo! The kitchen was very modern with beautiful granite counter tops, the master suite was great with a really nice shower. The lanai was wonderful. We loved to sit and admire the beautiful Kona sunsets and unbelievable crashing waves. The complex is very quiet and relaxing. We just loved it!!
GS from Itasca Illinois on 04/06/2009 said:
Aloha The condo is beautiful and spacious. Two couples stayed and enjoyed the amenities of the condo, resort and area. The condo was completly updated. Our balcony had an unobtructed view of the ocean and sunsets. We saw dolphins 3 times! The pool was clean and warm and was never crowded. Unfortunately the restaurant and bar next to the pool was not in service. the area is quiet by only minutes away from the Kailua Kona. We would highly recommend this condo and will most likely stay there on our next visit GS & SS
So Close to the Ocean!
Hoosier Hank from Indianapolis, IN on 04/03/2009 said:
My wife and I spent four nights in this beautiful condominium and had a great time. It is located right on the ocean and has a great lanai for viewing the setting sun. Unit was well decorated and we particularly liked the fact that all floors were ceramic tile - very cool and easy to keep clean. Our only complaint was we occasionally heard noise from upstairs and next door neighbors.
Great Condo, Perfect Location!
Katy from Long Beach, CA on 04/02/2009 said:
We loved this condo. There were only two of us who actually stayed here, but it was the hub for our whole family, part of which stayed in another condo. The location was perfect and the lanai was heavenly. This was our slice of paradise for a week. The kitchen was stocked with all the essentials and there were boogie boards and pool noodles available, too. Furniture was fine, the unit has been tastefully remodeled and is nicely decorated. We were very comfortable. Thanks for everything!
Michigan Family from Traverse City, Michigan on 04/02/2009 said:
We had been going to Kauai and decided to try the Big Island. Our condo at Kanaloa was perfect for what we wanted to do. It was large, well appointed and in a wonderful location. We were a bit surprised that we had to pay extra for air conditioning but all other expenses were in line with what we had paid for other condos. We highly recommend this property.
Chris and Pam R. from San Diego, California on 04/01/2009 said:
Our stay at this condo was a very enjoyable and relaxing experience. There's nothing like getting up in the morning, making a cup of coffee, and sitting on the lanai relaxing to the sound of the surf and the sight of the ocean! The condo was well-supplied, clean, and comfortable. The grounds were beautiful, clean, and peaceful. This was definitely the best place we've stayed at in our three trips to the islands. We're spoiled now! The only thing that would have made our stay better was if the complex had a bar/restaurant. Still, the drive to town wasn't all that far. We can't wait until we have the opportunity to return.
Wonderful vacation condo
LoveKonaCondo from Denver CO on 04/01/2009 said:
We stayed at this condo twice, in 2006 and 2008. It was remodeled between our visits, improving on what was already a lovely place to stay. It has two bedrooms. The master suite is large with a big bathroom and a Jaccuzzi hot tub. The lanai overlooks the ocean--you hear it 24/7, very relaxing with beautiful sunsets. 2nd bathroom is also large. Great kitchen, dishwasher, big refrigerator. Washer and dryer work well. Beautiful grounds and pools. Read our review plus others on Trip Advisor--we rented the condo based on those reviews and pictures online.
Who could ask for anything more?!
Duncan from Omaha on 05/07/2013 said:
The unit was fantastic. Everything from the ocean front views to the comfortable interiors. It felt like home after just a few minutes. The amenities were great. Totally thrilled with the entire experience.
Beautiful & Spacious Condo on the Beautiful Big Island
Ohio Traveller from Lancaster on 04/15/2013 said:
We loved this condo and the spacious feel of it, especially the large master bedroom and bath. Very clean. It was nice to have it already stocked with hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, lots of bath towels, beach towels, snorkel gear, coolers, etc. We loved the pool by the ocean! Ideal location of the condo - was close to Kona and the airport.
25 anniversary trip from Chandler Arizona on 03/16/2013 said:
The condo is right on the ocean with a very private lanai. The owner has an entire closet filled with beach chairs, boogie boards and other items that made our trips to the beach very enjoyable. The condo is clean and again the owner has provided tons of clean towels and beach towels for your use. The master bathroom is huge and the shower is great! Take advantage of the information left in the condo regarding places to go and things to do. It's a good idea to call restaurants or shops first to make sure they are still in business. We opted to pay for the a/C and are so happy we did! The M/B is in the rear and we had some days when the ocean breezes weren't strong enough to cool the condo down at night.
Heddylem from Vancouver, BC on 01/20/2013 said:
While the unit is not modern, any deficiencies are more than compensated for by the spectacular view and the sound of the waves. We stayed a month; it flew by. There is a long steep flight of stairs to this second floor unit so not for everyone. The resort is well located, the grounds, pools etc are immaculately kept. Professional, yet friendly dealings with owner, and local agent responsive. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
You get what you pay for
Suz from Eugene on 12/12/2012 said:
The location of this condo was great, both within the complex and on the Kona side of the island. It was minutes away from snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking and an outrigger canoe club that allowed visitors to go out with them. The price is a little less than some of the other condos because only the master bedroom and bath have been recently remodeled. The rest of the unit is in need of paint and a few minor repairs. It could also use a thorough cleaning. That being said we spent very little time indoors. We did enjoy the deck overlooking the ocean, choosing to eat all our meals outside.
condo over crashing ocean waves
LOR from San Francisco on 10/30/2012 said:
We loved this condo. The view couldn't have been better, and the unit was spacious and comfortable. Our toaster broke and the property manager brought over a new one first thing the next morning - very responsive. If there is a downside, it is that it's not walking distance to Kona, but for many that would be a bonus. We'd use the same condo again in a heartbeat.
Comfortable, almost like living at home except you have the ocea
Hawaii Vacation 2012 from Ellicott City Maryland on 10/15/2012 said:
The condo was spacious and clean. It has all the convenience and comfort of home. A few minor things that were broken (one stove knob, closet sliding door) and a few things that can be improved such as some of lightning switches should be labeled (I have no ideas what some of them are for.) The front door key hole was in a very awkward position and hard to open especially at night. The Wifi password was labeled all capitals but it was actually all lower case. However this is an excellent condo, and you can not do wrong staying here. Peter an from Ellicott City Maryland
Beautiful view; beautiful condo
Texas Family from Corinth on 09/12/2012 said:
The condo had a beautiful view of the ocean, Lots of amenities. Golf, ocean activities all very close by. Very clean and modern and well equipped.
Panoramic ocean view with majestic sound of breaking waves
Arlene from Calgary on 07/31/2012 said:
The view from this condo is magnificent - you are looking out into the vast ocean, and how soothing it is to listen to the sound of the crashing waves. Travelling with my husband, two sons (23 and 14), and my mother - we absolutely loved this condo - spacious, clean and well furnished with everything (including WiFi), we couldn't ask for more. The owner had several folders with tons of information, maps, attractions, restaurants, etc., which were helpful and useful.
Lori from Channahon, Il on 03/19/2012 said:
Can't get much closer to the ocean! Watched dolphins and whales in the little time we spent in the condo. With the exception of a few very minor things, the condo is in nice shape. Very open. I ended up being noble and let my son and mother take the 2 big beds downstairs but ended up thinking I chose the best bedroom in the loft! I was able to see the waves crashing in and there is no better sound to fall asleep to! Pure heaven! There is no restaurant at the resort, despite the description but there are several nearby. Very nice area. Quiet but close to whatever you want to do. Closet is stocked with beach toys that we really enjoyed! Thanks!!
Great Place to stay
Sherry from San Diego on 03/07/2012 said:
We had such a great time during our short stay. We loved the condo, loved the amenities, loved the location. The reservation process was so easy. We highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a great and relaxing vacation.
Great spot, what Hawaii is all about.
Sandi from Redwood City on 03/01/2012 said:
Condo was fabulous. Views spectacular and great whale and dolphin watching from lanai. Very comfortable with plenty of room - felt like we were in our own home. Great location and very quiet complex yet easy drive to all the action in Kona. Of the 3 pools our favorite was the one by the ocean. Complex is close to Kona Golf Course where we had great breakfasts and lunches at their restaurant. Best part was drinking Mai Tais and watching the sun set from the lanai. Can't imagine a better way to end the fun filled days. We will definitely stay here again!
Barb Dunaway from Petaluma, Ca. on 02/02/2012 said:
We loved this condo! We've rented many condos/homes on the island and this one is by far the best view ever! There were five of us and this condo could easily sleep 8 if needed. It's in a quiet location, yet only minutes from shopping and downtown Kona. We loved it! We had breakfast on the Lania every morning watching whales and dolphins, couldn't have been more pleasant.
Warm and comfortable stay
Amrita from San Diego on 01/12/2012 said:
We enjoyed our stay thoroughly. The condo was very clean and warm to stay. Loved the decor. They had books and maps of attractions which was very useful. Location was perfect and spent most of our time in the beachfront lanai. Theres a KTa superstore nearby to stock up on groceries and snorkeling activities was just a 5 min drive from the condo. We had a fun time barbecuing in the resort. We would definitely come back again :) We wish there was a can opener in the kitchen :) Everything else was great!!
Great location on the Kona coast
JSD from Seattle, Wa on 10/03/2011 said:
Kanaloa in general is a great complex, and this condo is no exemption. Spacious living area that's well-appointed with a good sized lanai directly on the ocean where you can watch the sunsets. We have stayed in several of the condos at Kanaloa and this was on par if not a little nicer than the other ones. 2 bedrooms and loft easily sleeps up to 6 and has 2 full bathrooms. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone traveling to the Big Island.
Fabulous getaway spot
Visiting from the Bay Area from Woodside, CA on 10/03/2011 said:
One of the best locations on the Big Island. Can't beat the views of the ocean from this condo! Sitting on the lanai, hearing the surf and watching the sunset was really relaxing. The condo pretty much had everything we needed so we felt right at home during our stay. The place was nicely decorated and the complex grounds are well kept too. An extremely enjoyable place to stay!
Great oceanfront location
Sommers from California on 09/27/2011 said:
We have stayed in Kanaloa before. This was a very nice unit - very clean and stocked with supplies and the boogie boards were a hit with the kids. Fantastic oceanfront view. And thanks for the gift basket. We will be back.
Relaxing as always but the condo needs work.
John from Moscow, ID on 04/16/2011 said:
The condo is well situated but poorly kept up. The sliders to the deck are all but unusable, the light fixtures and/or lights are not working in about 10% of the place, the blinds need repair, the ceiling fan in the master bedroom is noisy at certain desirable speeds and the refrigerator may need coolant topped off (it refused to work for the first 12 hours we were there - following a shutdown - I suspect due to a "vapor lock" in the coolant system that resolved itself in the cool of the night). The property manager was helpful in bringing ice to keep our food cool until the system kicked in. With appropriate repairs this would be a prime rental within Kanaloa - which is a prime complex. We have stayed in various condos here over the years. This was probably in the worst condition even though it is in a prime spot.
gorgeous location/condo but unit needs updating
shipley from vancouver, b.c. canada on 12/15/2010 said:
absolutely the most perfect location, grounds, beautiful. The condo was great, big and huge master ensuite. Downside the 3rd bedroom is a loft, so no privacy, and need to be quiet for sleeping teens? Also, furniture is worn and dirty, stove did not work well, kitchen needs updating.
Wish we were still there!
Happy Canadians from Calgary, AB on 05/08/2013 said:
This gem of a condo is located in a beautifully maintained, peaceful resort. A great home base for exploring the Kona side of the Big Island. We had plenty of space, and found the condo to be clean, comfortable and very well maintained. It was a pleasure to cook our own meals in the clean and well equipped kitchen. The in-suite washer and dryer were fantastic, and much appreciated after some long hiking days in Volcano National Park! The views from the lanai were incredible, and we were treated to a show by spinner dolphins every evening around 5:00 p.m. We never tired of watching the waves crash against the shore. A short walk to the nearby blowhole also proved very entertaining! We would highly recommend this spot to anyone. Kathy was wonderful to deal with; always prompt and professional. Mahalo!
Superb condo with one in a million view of the Pacific
Chris and John from Toronto, Canada on 04/03/2013 said:
This was our third visit to Unit 1804 It is a perfectly located spot in a quiet yet well serviced area of the Big Island close to Keahou Bay. The owner and manager have always responded quickly to any questions. The beds are comfortable, the condo is very clean clean and completely updated. We wouldn't hesitate to return. We don't look forward to the day when the run of stairs up to the unit prove too challenging.
The Dunn's from Calgary, AB Canada on 01/25/2013 said:
Lulled to sleep at night by the sound of the waves. Stunning view from the Lanai - perfect for daily Whale watching. Beautiful, well cared for resort. Condo is exactly as the pictures online display. All supplies we could need especially for beach days - umbrella, lawn chairs, coolers. This was our first visit to Hawaii and the home away from home comfort of this condo along with our generous host's hospitality (Kathy) - a return trip is already in the works !
Luxurious condo with stunning views
Tropical Travelers from Eugene, OR on 12/08/2012 said:
An ultimate place to celebrate a significant birthday (or any occasion). Waking to sun, birds and the beauty and awesome power of the waves that are only 20' feet away, with a cup of 100% Kona coffee and fresh papaya is an amazing way to start a day. The condo is beautifully furnished and had everything we needed. Our favorites were the lanai, the beautiful bathrooms and comfortable beds. We appreciate being able to use the provided beach chairs, towels and boogie boards for our visits to Kua Bay. A special memory is watching a large group of Spinner Dolphins frolicking from our lanai. We also were entertained by the stand up paddlers, outrigger canoes and kayaks daily. But, truly nothing compares to the incredible sunsets! Wow!!! We watched daily from the lanai and have many photos to preserve our memories. We highly recommend the zodiac snorkel trips with Sea Quest (a short walk from the condo), visiting Volcanoes National Park and the Black Sand Beach, paddling with Keauhou Canoe Club (donation), Kua Bay for boogie boarding and Kahalu'u for wonderful snorkeling (.5 miles from condo). But, don't forget to plan time just enjoying the view from the lanai. This condo is in a beautiful setting and definitely felt secure. We highly recommend renting it. It's clean, well maintained and beautifully appointed. We look forward to our next trip. Mahalo!
Gorgeous view! Great location!
Stephanie from Santa Rosa, CA on 11/28/2012 said:
We loved our stay. The condo was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The location is excellent - right on the water with stunning views. The owner kindly allows you to use beach accessories such as towels, chairs, boogie boards and coolers. It made for some great days at the beach. The complex offers 3 pools/hot tubs and 2 very nice tennis courts. The location in Kona affords easy access to shopping and dining. I would not hesitate to stay here again.
Linda and Marty from Boise on 11/19/2012 said:
We loved our time at Condo #1804. It was right on the rocky beach and we enjoyed wonderful waves and beautiful sunsets. Loved sitting on the Lanai and watching the boats go by. We even played cards out there. The condo has everything you will need for a great stay and is located close to a small shopping center that has a grocery store. Also, Kathy the owner, was very accomodating! You will not be disappointed!
Andrew from green bay WI on 10/25/2012 said:
13 days was wonderful, came for the ironman, great place to stay,no complaints whatsoever, condo was great, grounds beautiful,love kona, I'll be back thanks lulloffs
Relaxing in paradise
Alison Springall from Luton, England on 10/10/2012 said:
Booking communication was excellent, with timely emails. Payment transactions were smooth again with good communication. Clear instruction on how to find the property were included. The condo was wow - right by the sea, with the lanai opening onto the sea crashing against the rocks. The condo was comformable and was well equipped and an arrival pack of essentials was supplied. On site were 3 pools all well kept as were the grounds. A short drive to the supermarket which was very convenient. The location was quiet and we saw dolphins from the lanai. The concierge was available for advice on excursions and were knowledgeable. All in all a great vacation.
Unmatched view. Amazing experience.
Robby from Nashville, TN on 08/19/2012 said:
Our group of four adults stayed in the condo for four nights in mid-July. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't stay for a month or more. The condo was beautiful, extremely comfortable, clean, and well maintained. The listing is entirely accurate. ... Kathy was responsive, professional, and easy to work with. ... Being right on the ocean, the view was spectacular, and we were blessed with more than one gorgeous sunset. The surf on the lava-rock shore lulled us to sleep every night. ... The kitchen was clean and well stocked. The goodie basket awaiting our arrival was a very nice touch. We were also really grateful to have the washer and dryer in the unit. We used it the last night of our stay before transferring to another island. ... I think we may have used the a/C once or twice during our stay, but most of the time the trade winds took good care of us. And it was great to have wifi in the unit. ... The master bath is over the top, especially the huge shower. Loved it! There was a note on the Jacuzzi that the jets weren't working, but this wasn't an issue for us since it really wasn't hot-tub weather (is it ever in Kona?). ... We spent a day on the North Kohala coast, zip-lining and hiking, and another day exploring the volcano and hiking the Kilauea Iki crater. Highly recommend both. Also drove up to the Mauna Kea visitor center for a bit of stargazing; the Milky Way was breathtaking. ... Bottom line, I would absolutely recommend this unit to friends and family, as long as they're not trying to book it for the dates I want.
Peace and serenity
J&J from San Francisco on 05/23/2012 said:
Beware - once you enter, you may never want to leave. That's what happened to us. The lanai right on the water was so relaxing that we spent lots of time there. With the overhead fan and light, it could be enjoyed at any time of the day or night - we were treated to a full moon the first night. The resort property itself is beautiful, quiet and has 3 pools. We were looking for a stressless vacation and we got more than we could dream of! The condo was immaculate with a fully equipped kitchen. After loading up at Costco (on the way to the condo from the airport), there was no need to go out to eat. Remember to check out the blue binder on the table next to the sofa. It is full of info about the area with menus for nearby restaurants. The best part for us were the step-by-step instructions on how to use the DVD player (with surround sound, no less). Kathy, the owner, is very gracious and provides helpful info and suggestions. She responds to your e-mails quickly and tries to address any concerns immediately. We are contemplating a return visit soon!
Panorama Ocean view, sound of waves and relaxation or entertainm
R E Fejes" from Anchorage, Alaska on 03/07/2012 said:
We were lucky enough to stay for the month of February in 1804. Delightful, very well equipped and very relaxing with amazingly few people in the pools. Lanai time is wonderful with the occasional whale/dolphin show as well as boarders and boats. Traditional beaches(Hapuna, Mauna Kea) are an hour away and traffic has gotten worse over the years, but the drive is worth it. Grocery store within walking range and all Big Island attractions within driving range. It was a wonderful month.
krislars from Bellingham, WA on 01/04/2012 said:
This was our first time renting a condo, but we had very high expectations. This unit met and exceeded our expectations in every way! Absolutely beautifully decorated and appointed. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Incredibly well appointed, from beach towels to boogie boards, everything we needed was there. When the only suggestion for improvement I can think of is a third towel bar in the second bathroom, you know they thought of everything! Comfortably fit the five of us, and the huge bright kitchen was a major plus. This condo was hard to leave! Every member of our family fell in love with the place. The complex is very nice, beautifully landscaped. The staff that we interacted with were professional. The ocean pool is lovely. Units do not have Bbqs, but there is a great high-end shared gas grill just a few steps from the unit. I did wish that there were easier access to a beach where we could walk in the waves. The shoreline at the complex is extremely rocky, and the water itself is not easily accessed from the units. However, this unit is probably the very best in the complex for excellent view and ultimate privacy, with the sound of the waves being the only noise we heard. Kathy was very helpful in the planning our trip. Thank you! We'll definitely be back.
Our favorite place we have stayed in Hawaii!
Family Vacationers from Liberty Lake, WA on 12/05/2011 said:
Beautiful condo, beautiful views, great location, and nice complex with 3 pools, tennis courts, etc. We have been to Hawaii about 10 times over the years and this is the best condo we have ever stayed in. The view is priceless!
The ultimate vacation experience.
Sue from Englewood, Colorado on 11/03/2011 said:
A perfect place and location for a totally relaxing vacation. The condo is beautiful and the location is spectacular...a place that one can return to and always enjoy.
Absolutely the best condo on the property!
Roger from Maryville, TN on 10/10/2011 said:
We've stayed in various condos at Kanaloa since the late 80's and have never stayed in such a beatifully decorated, well maintained unit as yours, Kathy. The location was supurb with just enough surf to block out all extranious noise and make sleeping a dream. The location at the north end of the property was perfect for breezes to keep away any vog and cooling. The only thing missing was a quality restaurant like Edwards and hopefully soon someone will open one, at least for a good local breakfast. Being a real estate broker, it was so refreshing doing business with you, Kathy. You were always right to the point and did what you said you'd do - quite a rarity today! Hope to see you again with more members of the family soon. Best regards, Roger and Sharon Judkins Maryville, TN
A week in Paradise
Colorado loves Hawaii! from Denver, CO on 05/23/2011 said:
The week went by too quickly!. We Have been to the Big island on numerous occasions and out of all of our stays this was by far the best. Having stayed in high end hotels, townhouse condos in Waikoloa, , luxury B&Bs; etc, this unit was a true gem given its location, fabulous setup, equipment, etc. The unit obviously has pride of ownership as evidenced by the updating, furnishings and condition. The owner was able to answer any questions prior to rental and did not overlook any details during the entire process. Our family had a choice of swimming pools from tropical to overlooking the ocean at the resort, and, we were even able to BBQ some fresh fish one night! The location of the condo is truly outstanding with the most incredible 180 degree ocean views. We look forward to returning here on our next trip to the Big Island! Mahalo Chris & Peggy
The Most amazing Experience!
Dean Family from Agassiz, British Columbia on 05/21/2011 said:
This was our first trip to the Big Island and we just can't wait to go back! The condo was one of the highlights to our trip. It was absolutly amazing, beautiful, clean and more than we imagined! We can and will highly recommend this condo to everyone. Kathy was amazing and the gift basket was an amazing thoughtful touch. The best!
Relaxed family fun oceanside
Carol from Edmonds from Edmonds, WA on 05/08/2011 said:
This is the nicest condo we have stayed in at Kanaloa. It was very well suited for a family with 3 school age children but also grown up enough to host other adult families to dinner. All the amenities and supplies you could need from boogie boards, coolers etc. were all stocked and very close to a BBQ and the ocean-side swimming pool. The location is perfect - close to Kahalu'u beach for snorkeling, the shopping center for supplies and farmer's market, and Keahou Bay for catching the Trade Winds II trip. Best of it is so quiet and restful.
Dolphins, Whales, Outriggers, Kayaks and perfect sunsets
Dave Claxton from Hutchinson, Kansas on 03/10/2011 said:
We had stayed at other units in the Kanaloa complex previously; really enjoyed the location of this complex, and knew that this particular unit had the best views of any available. We were not dissappointed upon our arrival with any aspect of the unit and the fact that the lanai view was dead on the ocean with perfect sunsets every evening made our month-long stay truly wonderful.
Fantastic home in great location and great condo resort
Duane G from RI on 12/01/2010 said:
This ia fabulous condo. It is very spacious, well kept, nice furnishings. The views from the living room are fantastic, Lamai overlookks ocean which is only yards away! We enjoyed watching many sunsets from the Lania, having breakfast many mornings out there as well. Condo is supplied with almost anything you would need include coolers, beach chairs, spices... The location is great- you are not in the middle of the busy part of Kona, but a short drive away. The resort itself is also very nice. Very nice pools, tennis courts, grills. I would have this place tops of my list to stay when we go to Kona again. Kathy made it very easy to transact business - a big Mahalo! We have vistited all the Hawaiian Islands and keep returning to Kona for the diveristy and Kharma the Big Island offers.
Cathy from Edmonton on 10/24/2010 said:
This is an absolutely perfect place. The condo is stunning and the owner amazing. She was very careful that everything was in perfect working order. We were able to see beautiful sunsets every night from the lanai overlooking the ocean. We have rented a number of condos in different places including Hawaii, and this was the best so far
Fabulous Location on the Kona Coast
BeachBabe from Sandy, UT on 09/29/2010 said:
If you are searching for a luxury condo on the Kona Coast of Hawaii with a fabulous ocean view, then this is the condo for you. This second floor condo has sweeping views and sits only yards from the ocean. The location is excellent, and the resort is lovely. There is plenty of room in this condo for you and your family, and central air conditioning is available. The kitchen is well-stocked and appointed. A new front-loading washer and dryer are also in the condo which is very convenient. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone traveling to the Big Island.
Beautiful condo at Kanaloa
Leslie from el cerrito, california on 09/01/2010 said:
This condo has a lot of upgrades. Kanaloa has very nice condos to begin with, and this one is outstanding. Tile throughout, and marble tile in the master bathroom. Walk in double shower with a separate huge jacuzzi tub. Walk in closets. Huge flatscreen TV, big kitchen that looks like it was remodeled in the last few years. A good size lanai, beachfront or lava front. Can watch sunsets from the lanai. We have stayed in several of the condos at Kanaloa and is this is by far the nicest one. Sleeps up to 6 and has 2 full bathrooms. Kanaloa is the nicest condo to stay in Keauhou Kona.
Kim & Kev from Houston, Texas on 07/08/2010 said:
This is an absolutely awesome place to stay. It is nice and roomy and it has been nicely remodeled. We felt absolutely at home. The kitchen is well equipped. The only thing missing was a muffin pan. And there are plenty of beach items...boogie boards, ice chests, beach towels, beach umbrellas, chairs, etc. The only negative thing I can say about the condo is the bed in the master bedroom. While the mattress was very comfortable, the box springs must be extremely old. The springs creaked every time we turned over in the bed. It was extremely noisy. I like to get up early and my husband likes to sleep in. I was unable to get out of bed without waking him every morning. We used ear plugs the rest of the week but it didn't completely drown the noise. Other than that, it is an unbelievable condo, with absolutely gorgeous views. The lanai was my favorite place every morning. And it is a wonderful place to watch the stunning sunsets over the ocean. We would definitely stay here again.
Second stay at this condo and is as good as the first...
Mnt Man from Castle Rock, CO on 06/02/2010 said:
This was our second stay at 1804 and we had a great time. We enjoyed the condo so much last summer we had to get back again this summer. We will stay at this unit for a long time. Everything is great: the view, the overall layout of the unit, the privacy, the ocean waves and sounds, and the ease of booking.
Relaxing getaway at condo 1804
Satisfied family from Calgary on 04/22/2010 said:
Views were spectacular. Condo was very spacious and very clean. It was beautifully upgraded- hardwood and slate floors,granite countertops, spalike feel to the bathrooms. Decoratating was lovely- tropical without looking tacky. Nice to have the air conditioning (extra charge for this). Kitchen was well stocked. The three pools were nice, One disappointment- no workout room. There was lots to do on the island and we would definitely come back.
Exquisit accommodations led to a restful vacation
bigisland_homesick from Portland, OR on 04/11/2010 said:
The condo was very roomy for our 3. We found ourselves on the veranda (staring at the ocean) anytime we were back from outings. Master bedroom & bath are amazing. We utilized the chairs and beach pads, the cooler for a picnic lunch on one snorkling day, watched all 3 Harry Potter DVDs in the entertainment cabinet, walked across the golf course+ to snorkle each morning. We traveled only with backpacks since the condo had W&D so washing kept our packs small. Kitchen was very up-to-date and clean. Next trip to the Big Island, we will be back.
Terry from Kansas City on 02/11/2010 said:
Our stay was just about perfect!!! Working with Kathy, the owner, was so easy; she provided everything that we needed! She also had lots of tips for where to go, etc... I would recommend a/c, though, because of the afternoon Western exposure....the sun warmed the condo significantly in the afternoons; nights and mornings were very comfortable, with the windows open and fans blowing, but late afternoon got pretty warm! It was our choice, but next time we would get a/c. If we are able to return, this is definitely where we would stay!
Paradise in Paradise
gen jazz from Denver, Colorado on 01/03/2010 said:
We stayed here for our 25th wedding anniversary and totally enjoyed our stay in 1804. This condo is perfect for relaxing and listening to the waves crash against the lava rock. It has all the amenities you need and more. The condo has been totally renovated and is very modern and beautiful. The kitchen is a gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances. The master bath has a two shower head large shower and jacuzzi. The area is very quiet and peaceful.
John McLaughlin from Spoane WA on 11/24/2009 said:
Besides it getting a little warm as the trades where not cooperating we found the accomadations to be very nice....We had a great time
A Perfect Place to Stay
The Sibson's from Philadelphia, PA on 10/22/2009 said:
We rented 1804 for 10 days in October during "Ironman Week." The location was perfect, the views and sunsets were breathtaking and the condo had everything we needed. It was far enough away from downtown Kona to get away but close enough to be there in minutes. The unit was convenient to two great beaches where we snorkled and body surfed. It was also very convenient to a launch for incredible kayaking. The pool was convenient for a relaxing dip. We used the outside grill for cooking which was also great. If we ever return to the Big Island, we could not imagine staying anywhere else.
The Caparellas from Camino CA on 10/10/2009 said:
We stayed here Sept. 26-Oct 3...there were two couples (we were celebrating both husbands' 50th b-days) and a 22-year-old son. The condo is very well equipped, comfortably furnished, and spacious enough. Lots of extras (ice chests, chairs, beach towels) so we didn't have to spend extra $$ or time getting these things. While it is about 20 minutes to downtown Kona or other attractions to the north, we enjoyed the peaceful and well-manicured setting of the complex and the awesome views of the kayakers, boaters, and crashing waves off the lanai! We would definately stay in this condo again. Thank you! Note: the restaurant and bar at the condo complex are no longer open.
jbjmk from Seattle on 10/02/2009 said:
Condo 1804: perfect location, beautiful decorated, everything and more available: comfortable beds, air condition, internet access, coffee and Hawaiian waffle mix in welcome basket, plenty of spices, detergent, garbage bags, toilet paper, etc. , above all : boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrella, kids sand toys (we did not need them any more, but would have appreciated in earlier years). Easy to get to beautiful beaches. We missed nothing and that almost never happens. We will be back. Thanks
Great place for a family
NWHUSTON from Houston, TX on 10/02/2009 said:
My wife and I took my mom here for her 65th b-day and it was great. Very clean and well taken care of. We are definately going to tell our friends about this place.
Another fabulous stay
mgedryn from San Jose, CA on 08/15/2009 said:
This was our second time to 1804. We can't imagine ever staying anywhere else. Kathy clearly takes pride in the home she is willing to share. It is beautifully decorated, there are thoughtful items left for our use and the view...well it just doesn't get any better. I would recommend this unit to anyone.
The Acevedo's from Chicago, Illinois on 07/20/2009 said:
Awesome view, awesome accomodations. Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. Comfy couch and big screen TV. Great to come home to at the end of a busy day, in fact, tough to leave sometimes. Just wanted to sit on the deck and listen to the ocean. Great sunsets!
Repeat Guests from Orange County, CA from vista calif. on 05/10/2009 said:
This condo is more than comfortably furnished and decorated as an upscale home. You must enjoy the sound of the surf as it can be heard from every room. No need to bring a thing but your personal items-everything else is made available to you. The Kanaloa location is convenient to lots of fun activities including a safe snorkeling area for children. Enjoy!
Excellent for Whale Watching
Gail from Knoxville, TN on 04/28/2009 said:
This was our third stay and we seem to keep coming back to the same place. This is now our favorite island and favorite tip of the island. We loved it!!
Beautiful Oceanfront Condo
Kathy G. from Minnesota on 04/23/2009 said:
We were in Hawaii for my sister's wedding and stayed at this beautiful condo. We had never rented a vacation home before - had always stayed in hotels - but this was so great, we would definitely do it again. This unit is so close to the water, you can almost jump in from your lanai. The view is gorgeous! There is not a beach, as it is a rocky shoreline but if you are looking for a clean, spacious, nicely decorated and well maintained condo where you can relax, listen to the surf and enjoy spectacular ocean views, this is a wonderful choice. There is a golf course here, but we don't golf, so we didn't try out the course. The pool was nice for the days that we just wanted to lay in the sun for awhile. We did, of course, do alot of sightseeing and it was great to come back to a quiet, laid back, peaceful place and just chill. Paradise!!!
Terrific Vacation Condo
Repeat Guests from Orange County, CA from Huntington Beach, CA on 04/16/2009 said:
This condo is great! The unit itself is beautiful, very tastefully decorated and extremely well maintained. The ocean-front location within the property is very nice - away from the center of the project, so privacy is enhanced. As a friend said of this unit 3 years ago, if you were any closer to the water, you'd need a boat. We've stayed in several different Kanaloa units, and more than once in this condo. All have been very enjoyable; however, unit 1804 has been the best - by virtue of location, being ocean-front, and unit decor, furnishings, and maintenance. I keep saying I'll be very happy to just stay and relax at this condo for the vacation, but activities invariably draw us out. Kanaloa at Kona is a wonderful location in the Keauhou Resort area of the Kona Coast. It's only 15 minute drive to Kailua-Kona town; and less than 5 minutes to one of the best snorkeling beaches (Kahalu'u Beach Park)along the Kona coast. The location is also 5 minutes from the Fair Wind and Sea Paradise snorkeling boat operations. We've also stayed at the Waikoloa area that's about 20-25 miles north of Kailua Kona, but the recent growth of condos in that area has greatly increased the population density. And it's usually windy there - the local nickname is "Waikablowa." And, the Waikoloa location assures you a 30-45 minute drive to come to town - or to get anywhere. So, our recommendation, when asked, is to stay at Kanaloa at Kona in the Keauhou Resort area, in unit 1804 if it's available.
Lovely, comfortable condo
dcdweller from Washington DC on 04/14/2009 said:
We stayed at this condo while on Hawaii for a few days. It is in a very good location, the oceanfront views are wonderful, and it is very well maintained and beautifully appointed. The only down side was the loft where our "fifth" person slept was a bit warm and stuffy. The owner is very responsive. I'd stay there again.
nanski from Taft, Ca on 04/14/2009 said:
This condo was great! We were 2 couples, with room for more. Everything was exceptional, from the furniture to the fabulos master bathroom. It is right on the ocean, and best of all--------it has air-conditioning, because Hawaii can be very hot and humid. Nice gated community. Good pools, and even one for adults only, so there is no screaming kids to deal with. We have stayed in this condo community 2 others times, but stayed at different condos--this one is by far the nicest one. Every time we come to The Big Island we will stay in this community.
Wonderful Anniversary Week
TDonnelly from Rio Vista, CA on 04/11/2009 said:
Beautiful oceanfront view with very nice new décor. The kitchen is well equiped, and the condo is very spacious and family friendly.
Fantastic blue sky and ocean
toshihiro from Gunma, Japan on 04/04/2009 said:
Extreamly enjoed about the condo during 2 weeks staying with my wife. Alldays in the morning and sunset, watched ocean and sky with meal. Your condo gave us quiet and relax time without any concernings.
Gayle S. from Hanover PA on 04/03/2009 said:
The views of the ocean are spectacular at this property. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the lanai and the ocean view from there. The condo had everything we needed to feel at home during our stay. Additionally, the bathrooms are very luxurious and the furnishings/decor are beautiful. I highly recommend this condo as it has everything that you would want for a Hawaiian vacation rental property!
Donna and Jim from Penn Valley CA on 04/03/2009 said:
This unit was decorated in such good taste and so clean. The beauty is that is is steps from the surf. The views and serenity were awe inspiring. Hearing the ocean each night was relaxing and special. The resort has three pools-so no crowds anywhere. We are hoping to return soon.
Bill Mullins from Port Orchard, Washington on 04/03/2009 said:
This is an outstanding condo. It appeared to have been recently ungraded. We stayed with friends and all agreed this was the best place we have stayed at Kanaloa At Kona. I am sure we will return.
Top of the Line
Jim Bellandi from Minneapolis, Minnesota on 04/03/2009 said:
Absolutely a great unit. Top of the line furnishings and decor. Well stocked with just about anything you would need. An extremely enjoyable place to stay!!
Beautiful oceanfront dream condo
Davis family from Murrells Inlet SC on 04/03/2009 said:
Absolutely beautiful oceanfront condo, so close to the breaking waves that you feel like you are on a cruise ship. Views are spectacular, condo is well appointed and beautifully decorated. Owner seems dedicated to making sure that every need is met.
Spectacular condo and view
Visiting from Canada from Toronto, Canada on 04/02/2009 said:
What an incredibly well equipped, clean condo with a most spectacular view of the ocean. It has to be one of the best locations on the Big Island. Well worth the money! We have stayed elsewhere in Kona but this takes the cake! Comfortable beds, furniture,every mod con, beach stuff for the kids. Lovely quiet complex, good restaurant for breakfast, lunch, three pools. No letdown here! Hope we'll be back!
Nicki from Wellington, New Zealand on 04/29/2013 said:
We totally enjoyed our stay at this condo,It was very spacious and well appointed, providing everything we needed plus. It is in a beautiful location with a deck overlooking the ocean that makes you feel like there is no-one else around. It is a very relaxing and peaceful place to stay and the deck faces the sunset for the evening meal. The choice of pools at the complex were all lovely and access to supermarkets etc all very handy. Would certainly stay here again.
It was a wonderful home away from home!
Andrea S. from Manitoba on 04/01/2013 said:
The first thing we noticed when we arrived, is that the temperature of the condo was very comfortable. The a/c was already turned on for us. Everything that we needed was available for our use. There were boogie boards, tanning mats, towels, sand toys, etc. We felt very welcome! The lanai had a gorgeous view. There really wasn't anything much that could have improved our stay, other than removing the fish smell in the fridge. Overall, we highly recommend this place.
Great location; Very nice condo
Joseph from Divide, CO on 02/18/2013 said:
The service experience was excellent. No problems. Location is unbeatable.
Fun in the sun with whales, dophins and friends.
Mark from Seattle on 01/27/2013 said:
This was the second year we have stayed in this condo and the experience was just as rewarding. The location is great. You can walk to the beach, shopping, movies and restaurants yet you are off the beaten track in a quiet friendly community. Unit 2002 is right on the water. We sat on the lanai everyday and saw whales and dolphins as well as great sunsets. The unit is clean, smartly furnished and close to the pool, community barbeque and walking path. Hard to beat.
Dolphins, surf and sunsets
CMH22260 from Sooke, BC. on 12/13/2012 said:
Excellent two bedroom condo oceanside which was completely private. The lanai drips over the lava rock and so although there was a pathway below the lanai, the beach was not populated. Gave us the feeling of having our own private beach to watch all the action on the water. We needed a wheelchair accessible accommodation and this condo delivered in spades. Wheelchair lift into the unit as well as a wheel in shower with built in bench. Chuck was attentive and responsive to our needs. We would definitely stay here again.
What's not to like?
Gary from San Francisco on 11/29/2012 said:
This worked out great. As a disabled traveler you never are overly confident about what you're getting into. Let me set the record on this place. No problems. Equipment I rented was there. Place was spotless and had great accessibility. Took only a few minutes to feel at home. That was a great feeling.
Ken & Lori Register from San Diego ,CA on 06/07/2012 said:
This our 3rd year in a row staying at the condo . We love it there . Everything but your food is supplied in the unit for you . It is spotless . The lanai has a breathtaking view. The beds are very comfortable . The pools are clean and very relaxing. Everyone on the staff is very friendly and helpful.
Everything you need, with a view.
SB from Mukilteo, WA on 04/07/2012 said:
Very comfortable, well equipped condo. Well maintained and supplied with all the beach needs-towels, boogie boards, coolers. The decor was very well suited for Hawaii, as the pictures show. The owner has put effort into making it a relaxing vibe -local artwork. Perfect lanai for sunsets. I've stayed in at least 10 condos in Kanaloa, and this is a good choice.
Mark from Seattle on 01/29/2012 said:
This condo unit was wonderful. The location cannot be beat with its unobstructed view of water, whales everyday, it proximity to stores, restaurants and movies etc and beaches. It was wonderfully kept and it was great that the owners had a full supply of beach stuff and binoculars. We loved it. The only glitch was the cable but we contacted brooks and he was there in a flash and took care of it. He was great to work with. Mark
Thank you for your kind words.. Glad you enjoyed your time on the big island.
Lew Brentano. Owner.
Relaxing vacation with great weather.
FIRST TIMER AT KONA from WASHINGTON on 12/11/2011 said:
Nice quiet condo with many amenities. The Jacuzzi was a nice feature. The area is close enough to restaurants but not too close to interfere with privacy. We loved the view. Can't beat the nice weather. Staff were very friendly too.
Best of the Best on the Kona Coast
Lycenius from 32530 on 11/04/2011 said:
If there's a better condo than this...I'm not sure how it could be! What a thrill for us to walk into the door and see this wonderful unit. Was more than we could have hoped for. The cleanliness and attention to detail were superb. They thought about everything! If you are looking for a place where you are within walking distance to attractions this is not it. But if you want romance, zen views of waves and water, great location to drive short distances to explore, and feeling right at home...this is the place. I paid more than what I had budget for... but was everything I could have asked for in having the best. We bought some groceries and enjoyed breakfast in an unhurried setting before we went out. Actually it was tough for me to not just sit there for hours(!) and watch the waves and see the kayakers, paddlers, fishing boats and charters ply the waters in front of us. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales, but this would be the perfect viewing spot when they do come. We'll have to plan to come back and stay a lot longer next time. Four days was just not enough.
Wonderful Condo by the Ocean
Dorin from San Jose, California on 10/31/2011 said:
Condo 2002 is a brethtaking unit close to the Ocean for years to remember. You can watch beautiful sunsets right from your lanai while enjoying your cocktail. Perfect location and very clean condo. I would recommend it to all my friends who want to visit Big Island.
A gorgeous condo in a spectacular location
A Kona fave from Vernon BC on 04/12/2011 said:
We were very pleased with this accessible condo and its convenient location. It was spacious and comfortable throughout and we found everything we needed and more to use which made it feel like we were right at home.
Absolute Perfection & Very accessible
David from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 03/21/2011 said:
When we first walked in to the condo we were blown away by what we saw. The rooms were beautifully furnished, extremely clean and the view of the Pacific from the lanai was breathtaking. We can still hear the soothing sound of the waves crashing against the lava rocks on the shore. The condo was well-equipped with everything you might need, from kitchen supplies, to books, Dvd's, Cd's, beach towels, etc. It was great having wireless, internet service. As a bonus we saw dolphins and whales. Since my wife uses a wheelchair, it was wonderful to have such an accessible condo. The lift to reach the front door worked flawlessly. The roll-in shower, the two sinks in the master bathroom with one she could roll under, the spacious rooms, the wood floors - all made it easy to get around. This was definitely a terrific place to stay.
The Perfect Vacation!
Jacklyn Boice from Fredericksburg, VA on 11/30/2010 said:
Our stay at Kanaloa at Kona condo 2002 could not have been nicer. Our "home away from home" had everything we needed -- especially a spectacular view of the Pacific. The location was perfect and the owners left helpful advice about local restaurants, activities, etc. It was also so helpful having wireless Internet access, since I had to get some work done. As I said, everything was perfect!
Joe from Divide, CO on 10/30/2010 said:
Perfect ocenfront location. Well provisioned with nice amenities. Beautiful grounds. Dolphins swim by daily.
Relaxing in Serenity
Satisfied Customer from Somis on 08/12/2010 said:
We had a great time exploring the island from our temporary home. The condo was spacious and clean with nice Zen touches. We loved siting on the lanai and hearing the ocean throughout the day. We used the binoculars to check for dolphins which we saw one afternooon.The condo had boogie boards, towels, and a cooler we used for the beach (also some pails, etc. for younger kids). The second bedroom had 2 beds so our kids (boy and girl) each had their own bed. There were ceiling fans in all the rooms so we could cool the condo off when it was warm. We paid for the air conditioning and we did use it about half the nights b/c of humidity, but tried to limit it, partly because we liked to hear the ocean and feel the breeze when there was one. There was some equipment in the closet of the 2nd bedroom for smaller children (a high chair I think, and some toys, possibly a playpen). I like having a washer and dryer (detergent provided) so we didn't have to bring as many clothes with us. There were also some games and Dvd's available which was great.There were several books available for reading and with info. on the Big Island for helping plan what you wanted to do. My husband loved playing the ukelele! He plays the violin at home so it was great for him to have an instrument available to play. We really like this condo and felt very relaxed there.
A Great Experience!
Register Family from San Diego on 06/09/2010 said:
Our stay at the Kanaloa condo was outstanding. Unit 2002 was exactly as described and pictured on the website. The location directly at the water's edge was truly outstanding - just sitting on the lanai and watching the surf crash on the lava was both a real treat and very relaxing. We especially enjoyed dining on the lanai at sunset! The condo was immaculate and absolutely fully equipped - we especially appreciated the beach accessories including towels, mats and coolers. The complex grounds were immaculate and our arrival process was quick and painless. We enjoy a quiet environment when we vacation and this complex was especially so. We also took full advantage of the BBQ facilities at the complex. Overall, a completely satisfying and high-value experience! We would add that our email interactions with Mr. Buser were prompt and completely informative!
Thanks for the good words you had to say about our condo at Kanaloa. I'm glad we could paly a part in your enjoyment of the Aloha spirit of the Big Island.
Wonderful view - sunsets etc.
Happy Danes from Kansas City on 05/27/2009 said:
By the Hoerdum Rossavik Family (Mom, Dad and 3 boys) We loved this condo, stayed there for 4 days in May 2009 (could have stayed for 10 yrs). Wonderful view of the ocean, interior of condo was amazeing (my wife even said she couldn't have decorated it better herself). Spotless clean. Owners had done every thing posible to make you feel welcome. Resort grounds very well maintained. GO GO... PS Loved Hawaii (our first visit, but certainly not last)
Great 20th Wedding Annersary vacation & great Marlin Fishing!
The Lows from Burlington, ON, Canada on 04/24/2009 said:
We had a fabulous time, and were blown away by the accomodation. The condo was beautiful and completely stocked with everyting anyone could ask for including, every spice you could think of, CD's DVD's, candles, & every kind of beach-fun need & binaculars. A beautiful lanai overlooking the ocean with an outside counter/sink and patio set. These owners made us feel like close personal friends. We could not have been more satisfied. Oh, and we caught a 130.5 lb. marlin!
Rob from Toronto, Canada on 04/23/2009 said:
Kanaloa Condo 2002 truly encompasses the idea of having "all the comforts of home." It's spacious, tastefully decorated with comfortable furniture and beds, meticulously clean, and has all the amenities you could possible need; not to mention an absolutely fantastic view of the Pacific. The Kanaloa grounds are exceptionally well maintained and with conveniently located BBQ's, tennis courts, golf, and your choice of three pools (one of which is an adult pool) with accompanying hot tubs within the complex, there's no shortage of ways to unwind, relax and enjoy your vacation!
Ed and Karen Davis from South Carolina Coast on 04/23/2009 said:
Beautiful oceanfront condo with views that take your breath! We watched sunsets nightly, whales playing off the balcony and loved every second of our stay. Kanaloa at Kona is without a doubt old hawaii at its best and this condo is one of the premier condos at the resort.
nwtraveler from Portland, OR on 04/23/2009 said:
This was our second stay at Kanaloa at Kona and the first in Unit 2002. This condo is outstanding in every way - oceanfront (a rarity on the Big Island), private, quiet, elegantly furnished and spotlessly clean. There were numerous thoughtful, small touches - books to read, games, candles (we enjoyed several lovely candlelit dinners on the oceanfront deck), viewing telescopes, etc. This is a two bedroom, two bath unit and is quite spacious. The master bedroom and bathroom are quite large and there is plenty of storage for golf bags, snorkel gear, etc. The grounds at Kanaloa are well maintained. There are grills conveniently located nearby and the pools are clean (although they are small). We booked through Aloha Condos (for the second time); they are professional and quite straighforward. We had no interface with the Outrigger Kanaloa office, so I cannot comment there. We can't wait to return to Unit 2002! Enjoy...
Great Ocean Views!
mwalker from Southern California on 04/13/2009 said:
Our family loved this unit. The Ocean views were outstanding. We saw whales and dolphins from the patio. Our grandson enjoyed the pool. I rented it for the wheel chair lift, but could not get it to work. The condo key would not fit the lift lock. Fortunately I did not have to use a wheel chair during our stay. Our contact was very helpful in allowing us to extend checkout time so the grandson could get in his much needed afternoon nap.
evilqueen from California on 04/12/2009 said:
What a wonderful place. We would stay there again. Very relaxing and had everything that we needed.
The Best Family Vacation
Karen H. from Kearney, Nebraska on 04/02/2009 said:
After spending 10 days at Kanaloa at Kona unit #2002, no one wanted to come home. This condo came with everything we could have asked for and then some. In the kitchen there were plenty of dishes, pots, pans, utensils, spices and even a coffee grinder for our morning Kona coffee. There were beach towels, coolers, chairs, boogie boards, snorkel's and many other beach toys for us to use. Our two boys ages 13 and 9 shared one of the beadrooms and bathrooms and had plenty of room to spread out. Our bedroom was very spacious and had more than enough space to put our things. I had every intention of using the jacuzzi tub in the evenings but could never tear myself away from the most amazing views we had from our lanai. Three sets of binoculars from the condo gave us all plenty of time to watch the whales jump in the water and whatever else happened to catch our eyes each day. We as a family spent a couple of hours every night out on our lanai, listening to the waves, watching the boats, and playing games such as yahtzee, dominoes and cards. These games were in our condo when we got there. What a great idea. Anyone with middle aged children will understand what I mean when I say it was great to get back to the basics. Things get so crazy back home with school, sports, and all the activities, that it was so nice to have family time again. The boys loved it and so did we. We used the pools at Kanaloa several times as our youngest found out that sea urchins kind of freak him out a bit so the ocean was not his best friend. We played tennis, grilled out on the BBQ's, and enjoyed the virgin lava flows from the restaurant and bar at Kanaloa. There is a big screen T.V. in the living room that we turned on only a couple of times to watch the big Island channel and the weather. The washer and dryer were also very usefull. Whenever we return to Hawaii, this will be the only place we will stay at as it was nothing less than spectacular.
Oregonian from NW Oregon on 04/02/2009 said:
This is a classy, well-furnished and appointed, beautifully located, quiet, private unit situated right on the ocean. We spent many restful hours listening to the crashing surf and observing the canoe and kayak 'traffic' from the lanai. The downside was that our refrigerator failed after several days; we were told the frig had known problems and needed to be defrosted and was due for replacement. We were told to perform our own defrosting which we did, then cleaned up afterward ourselves. We were able to save some of our food in ice chests but also lost some of the more fragile items which we had to replace at our cost. When asked if we could extend our 10-day stay on departure day by several hours, we were told 'no'. The excuse was that someone else had rented the unit for our departure evening; however, the website booking calendar showed the unit as free. Other on-site property dwellers confirmed no one occupied the unit that evening. We are disappointed at this rigid application of checkout policy.
Well equipped and fanatastic oceanfront views.
Bill and Rosemarie Reichard from San Jose, Ca on 03/24/2013 said:
Kanaloa at Kona Condo 2003 is well equipped for a memorable aloha vacation. We enjoyed the majestic waves from the lanai and spacious quarters. our grandsons loved the loft and we all enjoyed the amenities that Kanaloa at Kona offered.
Perfect location to whale watch and listen to pounding surf
Eileen-Canada from Black Creek BC on 03/23/2013 said:
This condo is exceptional in every detail. The lanai with the pounding surf the great views and the well stocked kitchen with everything you could possibly need. All the beach extras like coolers and mats were great to have available. This condo is just far enough out of Kona to feel out of the main fray but close enough if you want to go in for an event.There is a shuttle service that leaves from the mall up the street and will take you into Kona for 2 dollars.There is a park with a small beach 5 minutes away with all sorts of excursion opportunities at your fingertips.Perfect location for a wonderful vacation. Thankyou
Very nice condo - no complaints
likeluxury from West Vancouver on 01/02/2013 said:
Have stayed in different condos at Kanaloa at Kona many times before and have usually found them to be quite noisy. Don't know if there was anyone else in the building this time but it was very quiet - just the sound of the waves - perfect! The condo was very well equipped with everything we could need.
Relaxing and awesome view.
Pat from Fresno, Ca. on 10/11/2012 said:
Well maintained and highly upgraded. Decor is the right amount of Hawaiiana without being kitchy. Call to local contact resolves any issue promptly. Only thing I could complain about was climbing the stairs, especially with luggage. I guess I'm getting too old.
Unit 2003 was a wonderful place to stay
Traveler from Tampa, Florida on 07/21/2012 said:
Kanaloa at Kona was a great property with awesome landscaping and nice pools. We enjoyed the ping pong table at the main pool! We used the concierge for assistance with our luau reservation. We thought that there was a poolside restaurant but found out that it stopped operating 3 years ago. Anyway, we did our shopping at the very convenient KTa grocery store and took advantage of the other stores at the top of the hill (post office, pizza place and Sam Choy's restaurant). The unit was fabulous. Our family spread out among the bedrooms and enjoyed the space, especially the view. Everything in the unit is top notch ... the furnishings, the appliances, the kitchen, the bathrooms... Especially the bathrooms! You will enjoy your stay! While we were there we visited the Place of Refuge state park (40 minutes south) and bought day passes to spend the day at the Hilton Waikaloa Village (40 minutes north). Both were good outings :)
Bob & Judy Robinson from Columbus, OH on 07/11/2012 said:
View, facilities, amenities could not be more perfect for a family of 6.
Amazing View-Crashing Waves!
The Clem Family from Anchorage, Alaska on 06/16/2012 said:
Staying at Kanaloa at Kona-Condo 2003 was an incredible experience. From the sound of the crashing waves right outside the lanai, to the beautiful views both inside and outside the condo. The condo was well furnished and very comfortable. The master bathroom was 5 star! I would highly recommend this condo to anyone wanting a comfortable yet classy place to stay.
Great family experience
Family Fun from des moines, iowa on 03/30/2012 said:
This 7 day vacation was a Christmas present for three of our granddauthers ages 8, 13 16. We all had a wonderful time. Each girl was granted her "bonus" wish to swim with the dolphins, zip line, and ride horseback. All were great! The ocean was only ten yards away from the lanai and we enjoyed many sightings of whales and dolphins. The condo and ameneties are first class and everyone had plenty of "apace". Condos at Kanaloa at Kona are pretty mush isolated, but are only a few minutes from snorkel and wave beaches, Kailua, and a Walmart. The condo was well equipped with snorkel gear, boobie boards, binocs, etd. Highly impressed!!
Romantic and Peaceful Getaway
Relaxed Traveler from Livermore, CA on 01/31/2012 said:
Kanaloa at Kona Condo 2003 is a comfortable and clean place with a wonderful view of the ocean. We loved that the kitchen is well-equipped and that the fans cool the rooms very well. The location is ideal: very close to the shore and a shoreline path and a short drive to a large grocery store, farmers' markets, restaurants, and tourist attractions. We loved being able to cook our own meals and enjoy them on our private lanai, watching the ocean and the sunset. The owner was considerate in providing a binder of information as well as guide books. We felt well-oriented to our surroundings. Everything was great!
Kristi H from Tehachapi, CA on 01/29/2012 said:
We had the ideal stay in Condo 2003! Nine days of absolute comfort and beauty! The view is amazing - seeing whales and dolphins. The condo is perfectly appointed, clean, and welcoming. The owners have done an outstanding job of updating everything with the best choices. From the reservation to after our stay, everyting was easy and completely informative. We walked right in and felt right at home! Thank you so much for making it available! We would definitely stay here again - as often as possible!
Beautiful view and very nice condo
Nicole from Seattle on 01/19/2012 said:
We rented this condo for a week in January 2012, five adults. The pictures don't do the view justice. We practically lived on the deck enjoying the close-up view and sounds of the crashing waves. We saw dolphins and even a couple of whales from the deck. It was just perfect. The condo itself is very nicely appointed with a lovely new kitchen and all the amenities you could want. There was even boogie boards and snorkle equipement, soap, towels etc. for the bathrooms just like a nice hotel and a welcoming gift basket. There was plenty of space for everyone and we ate at home every morning and about half the evenings. Also, everything was exactly the way the said it would be and the directions for getting there, checking-in etc. were right on. You can't go wrong with this condo. Nicole
Family of Four from Calgary, AB on 01/04/2012 said:
Amazing Location! Have traveled a lot through the years and never felt closer to the ocean. Large lanai with spectacular views. Enjoyed the sunset every evening. You can tell the condo is well taken care of and very well equipped for guests. Beach towels, coolers in a variety of sizes, beach chairs and mats, flashlights and did I mention even a garlic press in the kitchen drawer! The owner seems to care that you have everything that you may need. Kitchen was very well equipped with the necessities. The grounds were also well taken care of with an amazing location for the beach swimming pool. I would highly recommend this condo and location to any visitors to the Big Island! We were a family of four with two teenagers.
Beautiful Location, Nicely upgraded
KonaRegular from Edmonton, AB on 11/04/2011 said:
This Condo will not disappoint - direct oceanfront, unbelievable view, spacious, and, best of all, it's one of the few totally upgraded and modernized units at Kanaloa. Pure Luxury!
Kona Clan from Martinez, CA on 09/14/2011 said:
Great condo. Nicely remodeled, furnished and well-appointed. We really appreciated the extras: beach mats, sand chairs and umbrella, good washer/dryer, a rice cooker (yay) etc. We've been going to Kanaloa for almost 20 years and this is one the nicest units we've stayed in. This unit does get hot in the afternoons though so if you are sensitive to heat, you'll need to purchase air conditioning.
Great location and Fantastic View
Great location and very comfortable. from Sydney, Australia on 05/01/2011 said:
We had a fantastic holiday - the Condo was spacious and well outfitted. The guide book left for guests was very useful as was the spare boards and snorkelling gear (a bonus we didn't expect). And that view - just beautiful ! Definitely recommend this for a great holiday.
Fantastic waterfront condo in Kona
Seattle area family from Sammamish, WA on 01/19/2011 said:
Incredible condo nearly on top of the water! Large, clean, well-furnished for meals at home and relaxing at the end of the day, big-screen TV w/ DVD, wireless internet access, stereo to play iPod on. Phenomenal lanai and view, great pools and grounds. Less than 5 minutes from a fantastic snorkeling beach with awesome fish and turtles, and surfing lessons, Would definitely stay again!
Carolyn from Eagle Grove, Iowa on 01/12/2011 said:
The science veiw was fantastic. The condo was clean and had lots of space. The stairs were hard to climb for one couple. Really appreciated the layoout and the location of the condo. I would recommend to anyone.
Sunsets, Whales & Dolphins
Laureen M. from Calgary, Alberta Canada on 01/08/2011 said:
The oceanfront location of this property was worth every penny! It was absolutely beautiful. The lanai was like our family room; every meal, sunrise and sunset! Very spacious and we were provided with all the amenities required for a perfect holiday!
Tammy from New Jersey on 11/30/2010 said:
We stayed in four different condos during our Hawaii vacation and this was our favorite. The view is amazing, exactly like the pictures. We saw some dolphins from the balcony. I'm super sensitive to motion sickness and I think just sitting on the balcony and staring at the water below actually got me sick! I've had many oceanfront rooms, but nothing this close to the water before. The amenities are great. The bathrooms are newly redone and the master especially is huge. The kitchen has plenty of counter space and a nice granite top. It was nice staying here since everything was very clean and not outdated. The condo is very well stocked. The owners are very thoughtful in providing some local recommendations. We stayed in November and definitely needed aC, but we're also from the Northeast, so we're used to cool weather. The pool by the ocean was nice and not crowded. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone considering this unit.
Krazy Fun at Kanaloa Kona
Show next to your review from West Chester, PA on 08/03/2010 said:
Amazing ocean views from the lanai of this recently renovated, super clean and spacious condo. We were there with our two very active teenagers which worked because there were plenty of things to do within a short drive. "Sea Quest" and "Sea Paradise" do adventure snorkeling from a nearby bay (5 minutes away), the night manata ray dive (wow!) and Captain Cook/Honaunau Bay/Black sand beach/ocean front caves (amazing). The drive to the beaches is farther. There is no beach at this resort. We decided to go to Hapuna Beach, very beautiful, but about a 45 minute drive...White Sands Beach is closer, smaller and more crowded . Great four wheel driving is about 70 minutes south to the Green Sand Beach and The Road to the Sea (a black sand beach) - really fun! The volcano!! - what more can you say! A two hour drive and really worth it. Our Condo owners thought of everything, including flash lights for the Thurston Lava tube which is really dark in the undeveloped back part. If you are planning to be out and about this condo is for you. The downside is the ocean side pool is closed for renovations, which we did not know about. There is another adult pool that is not ocean side. The unit itself - has everything except a grill on the lanai. New bathrooms, (very nice new tiles with turtles and fish), comfortable beds, good air conditioning (an extra charge), nice marble countertops in kitchen and baths, a loft and a spacious family room (ocean views) with new flat screen. We will go back!
Welcome to Heaven
musicmom58 from Utah on 05/28/2010 said:
We were more than pleased with everything at Condo 2003. It was comfortable and clean, and provided ample beds for our needs. The lanai was the "place to be", where we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful view and sounds of the ocean waves crashing against the lava. The whole complex was well-tended and everyone was very kind. We'd like to return with our adult children some day.
6 Happy Aussies from Sydney, Australia on 02/05/2010 said:
Our family of 6-with 4 teenagers-absolutely loved this condo, and the resort as a whole.The condo was equipped with everything you could possibly imagine,from beach chairs and cooler bags to fully equipped kitchen(better equipped than mine!)to internet and stereo system for the ipod, to games and books to read.Even beach shoes!With 4 teenagers it was a bonus to have 3 bedrooms,and all the beds were very comfortable-the master was a dream!There was plenty of room in the condo, and a lovely big lounge as well as 2 recliner rockers, so enough space for everyone when chilling out in front of the tv.The bathrooms were very luxurious,the master bathroom spoilt us all-HUGE double shower was fabulous.Enormous walk-in robes in bedrooms meant we could unpack our luggage and feel as if we were in our home, without tripping over opened suitcases on the floor of the bedroom. Being on the upper floor made it a pain to carry suitcases up the stairs, but we only had to do that once, and it was well worth it for the view from the lanai.It was so relaxing sitting there, day or night, looking at or just listening to the water.It really was worth paying for something that was almost on the water with such spectacular views.The resort itself is beautiful, it was fairly quiet when we were there, had the pool to ourselves on most occasions.We went for a walk along the front of the resort, quite amazing, but rough on your feet if you only have thongs on.You should also walk to the golf course, quite beautiful.We did some grocery shopping at nearby Keauhou Gardens shopping centre, and also ate at a couple of the restaurants there-good food and not expensive.We had 6 night there,and filled the days with lots of activities,so didn't get to spend a lot of time just relaxing at the resort,but we could have easily spent another week there just enjoying the facilities and the condo.If we are ever lucky enough to get back there,we would certainly stay at this condo again.
Terri from Coeur d'Alene, ID on 11/02/2009 said:
Thank you so much for your attention to details. The condo is tastefully decorated and has a well stocked kitchen. We fully enjoyed our time there.
Wonderful home with a fantastic view
Kevin from Kanaloa at Kona Condo 2003 on 08/31/2009 said:
Most photos we look at for place to visit have usually not turned out as great as they look. This place was a wonderful surprise and the photos were what sold us on trying it out! Glad we did!!!
Mama Momo from California on 08/05/2009 said:
We stayed in Unit 2003 at Kanaloa at Kona for ten days with our daughter and her family. The condo was spacious and clean and provided comfort for our whole family. We spent a great deal of time on the lanai, which was practically in the waves! It was so relaxing to watch the waves crash on the rocks and view the beautiful sunsets. We also used the ocean view pool every day and enjoyed the facilities there. It was nice to have a shower right there for a quick rinse off after swimming. A very nice BBQ was located just across from our unit and we met some nice people while we cooked dinner each night. It was a bit of a drive to a white, sandy beach, but the one across from the Veteran's Cemetary just north of the airport was fantastic. Great snorkeling, beautiful, clear water, and gentle waves in which to play and swim. We also had a great fresh ono dinner at Quinn's, which I would highly recommend. All in all it was a delightful vacation and we would definitely return to Unit 2003 again in the future!
KonaDaze from Mililani, Hawaii on 07/27/2009 said:
The whole process was very easy. The home was very clean, spacious and the air conditioning worked great. The location you can't beat which is right on the ocean and amenities were great. Having the Keauhou Shopping Center just up the road was so convenient to get a bite to eat from the many restaurants or picking up a few necessities from the drug store and grocery store. The sunsets were simply BEAUTIFUL! I have recommended your site to my friends and family and will be definitely returning again.
If you like sea views, this is a great location
woodsy from Harlow, Essex, England on 05/29/2009 said:
We were looking for a 3 bedroom sea front property and they appear to be few and far between anywhere in the Hawaiian Islands. This property just managed to fit the bill, although the 3rd bedroom was basically a room on a mezzanine floor, with little privacy. However, we were aware of that before we booked, so we are not complaining. That room did get very warm, so we went for air conditioning, which was fine. The sea facing balcony had a lovely lounger and some a nice dining table and chairs, not those cheap plastic ones. It was nice and quiet for our stay, but a family did stay in the flat below one evening and you were very aware of their conversations when sitting out on the balcony. There was plenty of towels etc. and we had everything we needed. The property is nicely furnished and clean. The one thing I was not happy about, was $165 for the cleaning fee. To me, that's a heck of a lot of money just to keep the place clean. Again, we knew that before we booked, but that cost is more than excessive to me. If your thinking of staying here, I would advise that you get a car. There is a nice restuarant on the complex, but if like me, you like a choice, you need transport. There is a shopping Mall a short drive away, but its a good 15-20 minute uphill walk away. OK coming back, its downhill then! The complex does have 3 swimming pools, but none of them had much in the way of shaded area's. My family love sunbathing, but I'm not so keen. There was the odd umbrella, but even under them the sun beats thru and you could easily burn if you are not careful. One gripe, you can only drink your drinks at the bar and not round the pool, which I did not agree with. I like to sip my drink whilst laying round the pool, not sitting up at a bar. I suggest that they get some plastic tumblers and let people enjoy themselves.
Spacious and right on the ocean!
Loves Kona! from Whitefish, Montana on 05/22/2009 said:
This condo is so much larger and more open than many I've stayed in. The third bedroom loft was perfect for the kids (but the beds upstairs were uncomfortable I hear). The master bedroom was very nice and the remodeled bathroom was beautiful! The kitchen was in need of also being remodeled and updated. The grout was pretty old and not terribly clean. Also the ivory carpet in the master bedroom was very old and grungy. The condo is really fabulous and the Kanaloa at Kona grounds are spectacular! Thanks for a great trip!
Most beautiful condo we've stayed
Becca from Castro Valley on 04/03/2009 said:
This property had every amenity that you could need. It was comfortable, beautifully decorated and very spacious. We had an ocean front view that was by far the best we've ever had. I always insist on an ocean front or ocean view unit and this was about as close to the ocean as you would want to be. At times, I had to close the slider door to be able to hear the television in the evening. But I wouldn't trade it for anything. The ocean was beautiful. Our only regret is that this condo is not on our favorite island of Maui. We enjoyed the Big Island but perfer the more goings on of Maui. This unit is great and the grounds of this complex are beautiful. If we ever come back to the Big Island, this is where we will stay.
Beautiful view and wonderful complex.
Liz from Huntington Beach, CA on 04/13/2013 said:
We loved this condo. A family of 4 stayed a week. It exceeded our expectations. The only thing we wish is that it included a firmer mattress and pillows, as we have bad backs / necks. Absolutely gorgeous area.
Conrad & Myra from Plymouth, MI on 04/08/2013 said:
From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. The condo was beautiful the view was spectacular, completely first class all the way. Debra was a joy to work with she could not have been any nicer or more accomodating. I wish I could think of one negative thing to say but my husband and I cannot come up with one complaint.
Comfortable and tasty
Agata from Warsaw on 03/08/2013 said:
If you are looking for comfortable place for your vacation this condo is just for you. Spacy, neat and tidy. I could see how the owner cares about it. You can find anything you need for your perfect stay. Even more! Rooms are big, kitchen is nice and practical, bathrooms are excellent. I could see the owner has a very good taste and put an interest in details that make a whole image. There are two lanai, one of them ocean front. This one is quite large. There is lanai kitchenette and hiding place in which you can find body-boards, sun loungers etc. Close to this condo there are several swimming pools, tennis courts. Shooping mall is near. I do recommend this condo!
Great Unit/Great Location
Walter from Parksville, BC, Canada on 02/19/2013 said:
This is a beautiful ocean view unit located in a great complex containing three swimming pools and a tennis court. The unit has been updated recently and is fully equipped. My wife and I had a great vacation and would return to this unit in a heartbeat.
Great location,nice view
Dave & Maggie from Klamath Falls OR on 12/11/2012 said:
This was our first time here and it met or exceeded our expectations. It was easy to find and get into. It was clean and comfortable and well equipted with beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, a cooler and oter stuff that would be hard to bring from the mainland. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained although they started maintinence early so if you want to sleep in you might be dissapointed...which brings us to why four stars instead of five. This is a middle unit so you have people below and above you. The people above us had little kids and they were very considerate but we could still hear little feet running over our heads in the early morning. The other small complaint we had was with the pool. Some "young adults" were there one afternoon and took it over by not only being loud but running and jumping, evening diving into the pool. Although we saw security there several times at that time they wern't around. We would stay in this complex again...just maybe a different unit.
Mike S. from Napa, CA on 11/03/2012 said:
Everything in the condo was as good or better than we expected. The location was great with a world class view of the ocean. We will definitely be returning to this location.
Awesome experience - absolutely recommend
Derry from Catawissa, MO on 11/02/2012 said:
The condo was gorgeous, immaculate. Beautiful view with waves crashing. Comms with Debra were great. Lots of thoughtful little touches. Everything went like clockwork. Would not hesitate to stay again. Absolutely recommended.
We had a wonderful time!
Judy from Calgary on 10/25/2012 said:
The condo exceeded our expectations. We really enjoyed the pool by the ocean and sitting on the lanais looking at the ocean. The location was good and not too far away from anything we wanted to do or go to.
Perfect spot to relax and enjoy the view,.
B & E from San Francisco on 10/18/2012 said:
Thank you for sharing your little bit of paradise with us for two wonderful weeks. Everything came up to our expectations. The condo was equipped with all the amenities to make our stay so restful and enjoyable. Our favorite part of the day was having breakfest on the lanai to plan our day. We found good restaurants and many fun places to explore. It was also nice to relax by the pool overlooking the water. We will be back!!
Mary from Moscow on 09/07/2012 said:
My stay at Kanaloa was absolutely lovely! Great ocean view and beautiful garden, very comfortable condo - I really recommend it!
Rade from El dorado Hills on 09/03/2012 said:
We had very good time at your property. It was very confortable, very well equipped, clean with unforgatabel view. We are looking forward to visite Kona again.
Condo is very nice and comfortable
Agata from Warsaw on 07/23/2012 said:
Our stay in Condo was very pleasant and comfortable. Condo's furniture is very tasteful and practical. There are a lot of facilities you need when you are on vacation, esp. on distant island. And ocean view - absolutely magical. I will never forget this view. The best thing is bathrooms - very clean and tasteful. You can see the Owner has a Good taste. Everything you can find In Condo is very nice and practical.
We are looking forward to our next visit to Kanaloa at Kona, Con
Frequent Hawaii visitor from Renton, Washington on 06/29/2012 said:
We have been to Hawaii many times and have rented numerous condominiums at different properties. This was our second time to rent Unit 2104 at Kanaloa at Kona and the fifth time to stay at Kanaloa at Kona. The property is always expertly maintained and conveniently located for our exploring and snorkeling along the Kona coast. The Unit 2104 is extremely confortable and is well supplied with all essentials to move in and start enjoying our trip to paradise. We did not have to waste a minute of precious vacation time shopping for the the basic supplies needed to prepare meals. Spices, sugar, coffee, gourmet seasonings were all there. Sitting on the Lanai with our morning coffee or an evening refreshment, watching the pounding surf is an excellent way to unwind from the pressures of life. We are counting the days until we can return to Condo 2104. It feels like a second home to us.
Great condo @ Kanaloa at Kona
John from Georgetown, Texas on 04/30/2012 said:
5 th. stay a Kanaloa at Kona and this was one of the best condo yet. Well equipped and good location.
Very nice accommodations
Sue B. from Federal Way, WA on 04/25/2012 said:
We had a very nice stay here for 10 days and found the unit to have everything we needed. It was clean, neat and nicely appointed. Directions were good, and accessing the unit was easy. The view from the deck and proximity of crashing waves are awesome!! And the (3) pools and hot tubs were nicely maintained and enjoyable to use. The surrounding tropical grounds made me know I was in Hawaii, despite the barren, volcanic landscape along the highway getting there! The location is good and central for visiting all the different communities and climates on the island (and the volcano) and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a condominium accommodation. However, if most of your activities (like golf) are centralized along the northwest coast line, being north of the airport would reduce the daily trips up the highway.
another day in paradise
vickigut from 32755 on 04/05/2012 said:
The owner was super to work with supplying information and helping with reservations. The condo exceeded our expectations. Everything one could ever want was available in the condo. It was so comfortable and clean, spacious. The grounds were very well kept, bbq located within close walk, pool. Office great. Close to KTa market and Longs. Just loved it!!!
Kona Bliss Condo - Perfect
Virginia Mouch from Kewadin, Michigan on 03/27/2012 said:
We rented the Kona Bliss condo at Kanaloa at Kona from March 7-14, 2012. It is a one bedroom and two bath unit. This is the fourth time we have rented at Kanaloa but the first time we have rented this unit. The condo is very nicely furnished and complete with new appliances including a front load washer/dryer. It was very clean. Many thanks to Debra!
Clean and convinient
Family with kids from Los Altos on 11/29/2011 said:
Very clean, nice location, parking very close, nice view -- all and all very nice experience. Ac worked in the bedroom -- not in the living room. But you get enough breeze from the ocean.
Cowbizzoy from Calgary on 11/23/2011 said:
We had a great time here, the condo was great, very well equipped kitchen! View from the lanai was very good also. The oceanside pool is just splendid, I could have spent the entire vacation there. The condo is close enough to a couple restaurants and grocery store that you can easily walk if you choose. Market up the hill by KTa on saturday's was awesome also.
Beautiful condo in beautiful location!
Marilyn from NJ on 06/19/2011 said:
This updated condo with beautiful views of the water was a delight to stay in. It is well maintained with everything you could possibly need to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. The owners deliver on everything promised and more!
Jamie and Todd from Avon, Indiana on 05/27/2011 said:
Debra, Your oondo was absolutely beautiful and had everything that we needed. We have never stayed at such a clean and tidy place. The amenities were endless; you thought of everything. We had breakfast every morning on the lanai overlooking the ocean...what a beautiful way to start our day. This was week one of our two week honeymoon and we wish we would have spent the full two weeks with you. The resort was great as well; very quiet with beautiful pools. Thanks for making our honeymoon so special. We will definitely come back to you when we visit the Big Island again!! Jamie and Todd
Perfect Oceanfront Condo
Very satisfied middle aged couple from Edmonton Alberta Canada on 04/12/2011 said:
My husband and I stayed in unit 2104 at the Kanaloa at Kona for 2 weeks. We wish we could have stayed a lot longer. The condo was wonderful, clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated with an island flair, and superbly stocked. The lanai (deck) off the living area faced the rocky ocean front and was wonderful to eat, relax, read or just visit on. The resort was beautiful and we loved the location a little out of town, and quiet. We definitly would like to come again.
Samlyn from Bellingham, Wa on 04/06/2011 said:
Very nice condo, well furnished, great water front location. Many upgrades, with nice personal touches. Yes, upstairs people are noisy whom ever it is. Not to be helped. No problems, we loved it here.
Kanaloa at Kona #2104
pctrident from Santa Barbara on 01/04/2011 said:
Beautiful codo! Well positioned and completely functional. Very well kept and clean. Big thumbs up!
Travelnuts from Santa Barbara, CA on 12/20/2010 said:
Love the unit..our 2nd time there. Views are great and sun sets are awesome in December. Well stocked unit. Wish were still there as having torrental rains in SoCal! Will stay there again. Only issue is noise from upstairs in # 2106...for first 4 days there were 6 adults upstairs, very talkative foreigners, scraping deck chairs constantly, and up at 5 am stomping the floors. We called Kema and front desk to report. After 2-day respite, 2 young couples moved in and while we expected the worse, were surprising okay on noise. We love Kanaloa complex after many years saying there.
George Lovas from McMinnville, Oregon on 10/06/2010 said:
Conot 2104 is an outstanding unit. Wonderful experience watching the ocean waves hit the rocks . Enjoyed the condo so much we did not go out as much as we first intended. The tile work in the entry, kitchen, and bathrooms of the condo is expectional. This unit is very well maintained and and contains everything you need for a great vacation. I would reccomend it to anyone who wanted to stay in the Kona area. Very beautiful grounds and three beautiful swimming pools that we really enjoyed. Would definitely stay here again when we return to the Big Island!! If you can use a one bedroom unit with a couch that becomes a bed, this is a great unit to stay in. Especially enjoyed the Lani offf the living room!
vacationer from oregon from beaverton oregon on 09/15/2010 said:
when I pay a lot of money, I do expect a little bit of luxury. This is a lovely condo, the location isn't bad, the washer and dryer are a nice convenience, the bed is comfortable, but honestly speaking, it could use a bit of up dating. The noise from above was really annoying. Every footstep is audible, and there were many footsteps. The sliding door to the ocean facing lanai sticks and is difficult to open .We have friends who stayed at another condo complex for quite a bit less money and their units were much more up to date and much classier, and considerably less money - also, larger. This unit is nice enough, but it is not the luxury unit I thought I was getting. A.motorcycle group came in for a few days during our stay, and while I realize they were not trying to be loud, the noise from their bikes was quite obnoxious while they came in and out and worked on repairing and tuning their bikes. All in all, bottom line, I was disappointed and felt like I overspent on our accomodations.
Thank you for your feedback and Im truly sorry your stay at my condo was disappointing; we strive to provide our guests with a pleasant and memorable experience in paradise.
I do not think the presentation of the condo on the website is misleading - Alohacondos.com goes to great lengths to accurately portray our units with numerous photos of every room from every possible angle, so I am quite puzzled as to what you were expecting as far as decor and size. I do understand your concern about the lanai doors, I am having them replaced but it is taking longer than I would have hoped. On the noise issues, a phone call to me, to the front desk, to security, or my property manager could have re-mediated the noise from upstairs.
Motorcycles over the holiday weekends do happen and unfortunately I have no control over other guests staying at the complex.
Debra Ramsey, Owner, Kanaloa at Kona Condo 2104
It's a great place to stay
Barbara Pease from Sunnyvale California on 07/09/2010 said:
We loved the condo. It was clean, tastefully appointed, and the view and sound of the surf were marvelous. We had booked a snorkel trip to Kealakakua Bay and were delighted to find that the meeting place was just around the corner and down the street.
Very Relaxing, clean, quiet
SLW from Chicago on 06/24/2010 said:
We wanted to stay at Kanaloa at Kona because of a relative's wedding and other family members were staying there but renting from office. I didn't like the reviews I read about the renting from the office so I found this condo owned by a private owner. It was great to see the pictures before renting and everything was just as promised. It was a wonderful stay and if I have the opportunity to travel to Kona again, I would rent again.
Great Condo in Keahou
Patrick Stanton from Royal Oak, MI on 06/20/2010 said:
For our honeymoon, we wanted to stay on the water and figured that we would have to make huge sacrifices to be able to afford the location. The minute we walked into our Condo at Kanaloa at Kona, we knew we were going to have a great time. Everything was beyond our expectations from the outdoor seating on both ends (with one overlooking the ocean), to the first-class kitchen (fully stocked) and huge master bedroom with it's own private bath. What really made it special was the little touches like the flowers in the bathrooms, the Hawaiian and Classical music in the CD player and, of course, the beach gear outside. We had the most romantic, magical honeymoon during our stay here.
Ideal vacation condo
Happy campers from San Jose, ca. on 06/02/2010 said:
2104 has a excellent location with a outstanding view of waves crashing onto lava rock directly in front of the ocean side lanai. Very tastefully decorated, the best of all the condos we have ever rented. Everything you could possible need in cookware is provided in great quality. Highly recommended. Great two week stay. Wish this owner had rentals on other islands. The grounds and pools are in perfect condition.
Just Like Home!
Jersey Jim from Hamilton, New Jersey on 05/14/2010 said:
My wife and I had loved the condo. It was clean and the location was great. We could hear the ocean all night long. Quite surroundings except for hearing the birds sings.
S and M Cross from Perrysburg OH on 04/29/2010 said:
We had a wonderful time. The condo was all it was advertised to be, and very convenient, both to things we needed and from things we didn't want (eg Ali'i strip.) We found the 2 bagged chairs broken but still 'sand' usable. One umbrella was totally broken. We added 2 beach roll-ups and a small cooler to the outside storage. If/when we are able to return this is certainly where we would want to stay. Thanks.
The happy travelers from California on 03/25/2010 said:
I do not know how we could have enjoyed our experience at Kanaloa any more than we did. hope to return for an encore soon.
Awesome place to stay
Bertha from Kelowna, B.C. Canada on 03/13/2010 said:
The condo has recently had some upgrading done, and it is very nice. It was clean and well equipped with almost everything we required. The location is great. The grounds at this complex are kept up beautifully. We would not hesitate to go back there again.
dahlsl from Greenfield, MN on 02/10/2010 said:
This was our first trip to the Big Island. What an amazing place to stay. The condo had everything you could need and was VERY clean. The location was very convenient to everything - shopping, beaches, dining. The view from the condo was amazing!!!! The whole experience was a 10+ - we will return and stay here.
Great view! Great condo! Great experience!
pattysting from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 02/04/2010 said:
We loved the condo. It was tastefully furnished and decorated. It was also very well equipped. Both bathrooms and kitchen were nicely renovated (except maybe for the cupboards which needed to be refreshed on the inside). Everything worked very well. When the BDR TV didn't, mamagement was quick to try to fix it and soon enough we got a brand new TV. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The people around, staff and guests are friendly and relaxed. It was a little noisy at times: maintenance crew in the morning and people upstairs at night. However, there's a lot to do on BIG ISLAND and we went out often. We did have to drive to get to most places though. There is a supermarket, bank, post office and a few restaurants 5 minutes away. Overall, we loved our experience there and we highly recommend this condo. We hope we can come back someday.
Great Place But With Some Reservations
coloradodude from Colorado on 01/06/2010 said:
The Kona Bliss condo has everything you could want. It's got a perfect ocean front location that's got the world's best sunset views, is well appointed, has big rooms and generous lanai and has everything you'd ever need. The complex is well located and the pools and BBQs are great. The owner went above and beyond to make sure we had directions and instructions for our arrival. It's nearly perfect. So why not 5 stars? Noise. This is not a top floor condo and you hear just about every footfall upstairs. Admittedly we were there when probably the least considerate people on Earth were upstairs. There was a large group, including at least two kids who ran constantly all day. We were pretty sure the hall mirror would come off its hanger at some point. There was no way to enjoy the vacation holy grail - an afternoon nap. When more reasonable people came at the end of our stay, it was far better. Maybe it was bad luck for us, but you are at the mercy of your neighbors. Too bad, because we'd love to love this place but just can't.
Everything we needed was though of
Jano from Duluth Mn on 11/12/2009 said:
The Condo was beautiful,the view was gorgeous. It was a trip of a life time.
First class accommodations
jelliott36 from Oro Valley AZ on 11/12/2009 said:
We we're very pleased by everything. The weather was so great, we didn't have to use the A/C at all, but the fans were going most of the time. We didn't cook there other than the toaster and coffee pot, cause it was my vacation too and that met I didn't have to cook. Yeah!! It was most enjoyable, quiet and clean. The TV worked nicely and the stereo too. It was very well kept and stocked. Thank you for letting us use it.
Great Place to Celebrate
The Carlson's from St. Paul, Minnesota on 10/29/2009 said:
My wife and I visited the Big Island to celbrate our 40th Wedding anniversary. Our unit was spacious, up to date, clean and really worked well for us. It was nice having two bathrooms. We only used the ocean side lanai, even though there was on off of the bedroom, as well. We especially liked the pools, but, unfortunately, the restuarant at the main pool was closed - a victim of the economy. We were within a short distance to a shopping center, where we stocked up on provisions. Also, we visited the nearby Outrigger to eat have a Mai Tai in the Veranda (recommended) and the Country Club (we did not play golf, but there are two great golf courses there. We drove down Alii Drive and looked at all of the other places that we were considering and were so glad that we paid just a few dollars a night more the the condo at Konaloa. We would gladly return.
Excellent vacation rental
Jim and Amber from Lakewood, Colorado on 10/15/2009 said:
The condo was spacious and had a nice view of the ocean from the lanai. We enjoyed listening to the waves crashing against the shore from the bedroom at night. It was nice to have the washer and dryer in the condo. The condo was close to restaurants, and there was also a grocery store nearby. Overall, a very nice place to stay. We would definitely stay there again!
The accomodations were excellent as were the service and locatio
Jim from Texas on 09/27/2009 said:
The service was excellent. Couldn't find a better location. The place was outstanding, but a little more that I needed.
Lovely well-kept condo stocked with the essentials for a perfect
Honeybee from Oregon on 09/25/2009 said:
My husband and I just returned home from 11 days in this lovely condo. The condo was well stocked with all the beach essentials--towels, chairs, and umbrellas (my personal favorite!). The condo was as pictured. The view from the deck was fantastic--very beautiful. Also, we loved the shower. There were only a few downsides. Primarily, the walls of the condo are very thin and for most of our stay we had VERY noisy neighbors. It literally sounded like someone was running on a treadmill in the unit above ours almost every night between 1:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. It was almost unbelievable. Unfortunately, we slept through the night only 2 of the 11 nights in Kona. The only other point worth mentioning, we did find two cockroaches in the kitchen during our stay, even though we were diligent about taking out the trash. All in all it was a great condo, and if the neighbors were quiet, it would have been pretty close to perfect. As for location, we found that we preferred the north end of the island and most days drove the 35 minutes north to the nicer beaches in that area. I think our next visit we will stay up that way, were the skies are a little clearer and there is a breeze. Loved the island though, can't wait to go back.
Kanaloa unit 2104 from Italy on 09/21/2009 said:
This condo is on our favorite area of the Big Island and is very well kept. The unit is very well equipped and comfortable: we found it exactly as advertised. We had an excellent experience and definitely recommend it.
Kanaloa Condo 2104
PowayJ&K from Poway CA on 06/06/2009 said:
My wife and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary by spending 11 days in this condo. This was our first visit to the Big Island and the condo and island far exceeded our expectations. This condo is beautifully decorated and is in an excellent location. We really enjoyed constantly hearing waves crashing into the lava rocks just a few feet from our lanai. This unit is very close to a BBQ and the pool next to the ocean. A shopping center is only a few minutes away which has a supermarket and some excellent restaurants. The best snorkeling I have experienced is only a 5 minute drive and the center of Kona, where we have many excellent dinners, is only 15 minutes away. We highly recommend staying in this condo and will definetly be back.
Beautiful, well-kept rental with all the amenities
JennieS from Los Angeles, CA on 06/04/2009 said:
We stayed here for our honeymoon and were extremely impressed with the size of the place (2 bathrooms!) and the amenities. We didn't want for anything (there were even flashlights and rain gear). The air conditioners were top of the line and we loved the jacuzzi bathtub. The lanai overlooking the ocean was also wonderful. We loved it here and didn't want to leave!
Scubalover from Phoenix,Arizona on 04/03/2009 said:
My son and I stayed in this condo and thoroughly enjoyed it! It has a great ocean view from the lanai and is very nicely decorated with all the amenities of home. The complex itself is very well kept and there is a fabolous ocean front restaurant close to the unit. I would highly recommend and will hopefully stay there again when visiting the Big Island.
MASH from Knoxville,TN on 04/02/2009 said:
My fiance and I went to Hawaii for our wedding/honeymoon. When we arrived at the condo we were more than impressed with it. The grounds were just georgous, it was a tropical paradise. The condo was more than we expected, better! They supplied everything that you would need i.e. soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, etc. I do not have one negative thing to say about the condo that we stayed in. We will stay there again and would recommend it to everyone. It was a wonderful trip that we will never forget!!
Nat from Edmonton, AB on 04/16/2013 said:
The condo was very nice! The lanai was beautiful as was the view! We enjoyed having every meal outside! The condo was perfect for our family of four! It had everything we needed and more. The condo location is perfect! It was very close to the pool, which my kids loved! It is also very close to a grocery store and Kona town! We also loved falling asleep to the sound of the ocean every night!
Great Condo, Great location, everything we needed
Bianca from Seattle on 12/06/2012 said:
The codo was spacious and the resort was well kept and quiet. It landed in the sweet spot between residential and big resort hotel. There was no beach but the condo is located right next to a beautiful pool overlooking the ocean. In the morning we would pack the car for the beach / snorkeling adventure and then come back for afternoon pool fun. The ocean view directly out the condo lanai was great and the waves crashing was peaceful. A car is a must for this location but if someone needs to they can still get to the trolley that runs into town via a 10 min. walk. Shopping center is also a 10 min walk and has everything you need.
We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable visit to the Big Island and our home in Paradise. It is a very unique property and a wonderful place to kick back, enjoy nature and relax.
Many thanks for such kind words and we sincerely hope you will decide to visit us again one day.
Sandy and Ron Ball
Kristal from Las Vegas on 07/25/2012 said:
The condo was perfect. The lanai was superb. The condo was well stocked and everything we needed was there and perfectly cleaned. It was comfortable and tastefully decorated. The property in which the condo is located is very well maintained and all employees were extremely professional and helpful. The location of the condo was perfect. The view is to die for and we spent all of our time out on the lanai. We didn't even use the living room at all, as we perferred the view of the ocean and the sound of the waves over a tv. The lanai door was very convenient when we entertained for one evening. The only issue we saw was the towels. Although they did the job, they probably need to be replaced. Due to the humidity of the island, towels and linens needed to be laundered more than usual and they are alittle worn. This is not the fault of the condo owners, just something people have to live with when living in paradise!!!
Mahalo for the kind words! We certainly share your appreciation of our special place in Paradise. We invite you back any time!
We do listen to our clients' comments and I assure you we will come up with some thicker, more absorbent towels. The really, really thick ones take a very long time to dry so I will try to find a happy medium. We appreciate you mentioning it.
Sandy Ball. Owner, Kanaloa 2301.
Listen to the waves...
ToshaMontereyCA from Monterey CA on 06/24/2012 said:
Lovely recently re-modeled unit. We have stayed at Kanaloa before an enjoyed it, but this unit was especially great. Close to pool, heard waves crashing at night, and had newer furnishings, so was comfortable. It is a good space for 2-4 people only. Kitchen was well stocked, and beds comfy, Loved the redone kitchen and appliances!. Only downside was the people upstairs were quite noisy, so it disrupted a few nights of serenity, otherwise would reccomend this place.
Aloha and Mahalo!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Paradise and sincerely hope you will return one day. Your comments are very pleasant and will be written in our 'review' space. It is always refreshing to receive such nice words!
We can understand the overhead noise which all downstairs units seem to experience. We decided it was better than climbing stairs so it is a toss-up for most guests. Kanaloa is very strict with regard to the 10:00 P.M. quiet time and our Security People are quick to respond and work hard to ensure our guests have a quiet and pleasurable experience. I hope our guests never hesitate to notify them if there is an issue with noise or smoking.
The guest bedroom fan is scheduled to be replaced in July as it is a bit rusted. Hard to avoid when on the Ocean. Sorry you were not given the opportunity to enjoy it.
Sandy and Ron Ball
Roy & Mary Barendt from Cherry Valley on 05/06/2012 said:
All-in-all everything went well. There was plenty of dishes, pots and pans and simular stuff. The usit is laid out nicely with a beartiful lanai off of the kitchen. We spent most of our time on the lanai, morning or night. The weather helped on that account. We used the bar-b several times and it was clean and we used the pools also and they were clean and comfortable.
We loved the location, great view and all the amenities.
Donna K. from Calgary,Alberta, Canada on 04/17/2012 said:
Condo 2301 lived up to our expectations and more. It supplied us with everything we needed and more i.e. ice pack, cooler, beach chairs. The kitchen was very well stocked. Of course, the lanai was our favourite spot. Those glass doors were awesome. Able to see dolphins and whales. Very quiet. Love to return sometime.
We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our unit and had such a wonderful stay in Paradise. Your comments have been recorded in our web site and we appreciate you taking the time to write. We both look forward to your return one day.
Sandy and Ron Ball
FYI---we have decals for sliding glass door, new knife set for kitchen and a Teac I Pod and -DC Player so you have even more to look forward to!
Very Nice Condo
The Edwards from Sammamish, WA on 01/30/2012 said:
This was our 3rd stay at the property in the past 20 years; however, our first stay at this unit. Its a beautiful unit and the Ball's should be very proud to own it. The view from the lanai was exceptional with the swing, couch, and table for four. Of course, that is where we were when not sleeping. We loved the new folding doors! We also appreciated the use of the bogey boards. I also liked the master bedroom and the bed was very comfortable. Clearly, there have been some upgrades including tile work, washer and dryer, etc., in this unit. We also found the living room furnishings very nice. Here are a few recommendations: Spare Bedroom: +Be able to join single beds together for a double bed +Replace ceiling fan with a more powerful multi-speed 52" fan +Purchase a small dresser drawer +Purchase clothes hangers...or at least keep the ones we purchased. I've never had to purchase my own hangers before. We bought 2-3 dozen and left them there...our contribution. Spare Bathroom: +Repair or replace vent fan +Install towel hooks and additional towel rack Kitchen: +Replace kitchen knives...very dull, keep them in a wood block rather than a drawer. The ones in the unit look to be original equipment from early 80s. +Did not find a spatual to flip eggs or pancakes, but did find more than one potatoe masher...didn't cook a potatoe all week:) Kaleo was very nice and personable...lots of aloha! The price was reasonable and we would stay here again...if just my wife and I. As it was, we had 2 couples and we had to stay in the guest bedroom, with the single beds. I won't do that again, nor will I make anyone coming with us do that. Thank you for this opportunity to provide remarks. Once again, the Ball's should be very proud to own this unit. I wish them the best!
Thank you for all the kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our "Home away from Home". It was very nice of you to take the time to write your thoughts and suggestions. We are very new at this and do appreciate your views..
We have purchased the equipment to make the 2 single beds into one large one. We had 2 couples sharing the unit and made that request a while back but it must have been after your visit. My guess is Kaleo has them stored somewhere and sets it up when requested. Honestly, I did not realize there was anything like that available until our Condo management service mentioned it. Normally, we have families etc. so it is more convenient to have 2 smaller beds with the conversion available. We had them 'bunk' style for our Grandchildren when they visited. Having said that, most of our guests are not willing to climb a ladder to get into bed!
I have extra hangers here and will take them over. We left plenty but they seem to have disappeared. Thanks for supplying new ones. Also a spatula as I have extra ones here. We also have more family tapes for our visitors to enjoy. There is a small dresser in the closet which we felt was large enough for guests. That room is pretty small. Perhaps we can get a larger one for the closet as that is quite large.
As you know, the ocean has a horrible effect on all our furnishings and especially the things that have metal surfaces. We had problems with rust and deterioration while living there. Somehow, that view makes it okay though! I will check into the knife situation.
We will take your other suggestions under consideration.
Again, we are happy that you enjoyed the other amenities our unit offers. We would love to have you visit again.
PS Yes, Kaleo is a very kind and thoughtful person and represents us and our unit very well. I am sure he appreciated your kind words.
Terrific 5 nights
T & J from Portland on 01/20/2012 said:
My wife and I spent 5 nights at Unit 2301. The condo was spacious, in excellent shape and right on the water. The doors open from the dining area off the kitchen and essentially make the lanai an extension of the apartment. The kitchen is amply stocked with most essentials for general cooking, and cookware, knives, etc. are well appointed. Perhaps the only thing that would have been appreciated, at least by us, was a stereo of some type in the main area; however, a) there is a small boom box that we moved from one of the bedrooms and that worked a-ok; and b) the 2 flat screen Tv's do earn them some savvy media chops. We loved our time there and we would go back in a heartbeat. Highly recommended.
Dear T & J,
Mahalo for your kind response following your stay in our 'Home Away from Home'. We appreciate your suggestion and will take it under consideration. We look forward to your return visit---as you know, people Always come back to Paradise!
Sandy and Ron Ball.
PS Portland is a pretty special place as well.
mimi2204 from montreal on 05/13/2013 said:
wonderfull spacious 3 bedrooms condo, very well equiped, had everything you needed and more (kitchen accessories even spices and condiments ,beach & snorkeling equipments) And what a beautiful view from the lanai where we took our breakfast each morning. The unit is convenient with the pools, BBQ,tennis court. Would definity recommend this condo for anyone visiting Big Island.
Everything you need
Steven from Brookline on 03/15/2013 said:
Condo was excellent - lots of room, great facilities and everything was provided: from beach towels and boogie boards, snorkelling equipment to laundry detergent. The owners (unlike all too many) realise that customers are flying in and cannot pack all of this equipment themselves; plus it made the price even more reasonable as it was not necessary to hire the equipment. The views were beautiful. The only thing that was not so great was that the bed in the master bedroom was soft - a personal preference but there it is.
R&A from Kelowna, BC on 02/24/2013 said:
Condo 2403 was wonderful. View was amazing. Plenty of dishes, cookware and cutlery. Every appliance worked great. Condo is spacious and well appointed. We loved everything about it. We had most of our meals on the lanai and watched the waves of the ocean. You would enjoy your vacation in this condo. Close to the pool and BBQ. It is upstairs so not suitable if you can't do stairs.
Kona in Style!
Jeremy from New Westminster, BC on 02/17/2013 said:
The condo was everything we expected and more. All the amenities of home and even some beach accessories we don't have. Nicely decorated. Sitting on the lanai watching the waves and the sunsets was amazing.
Everything you need and great views
Dcrask from La Selva Beach, CA on 01/22/2013 said:
We very much enjoyed our stay in your condo. The decor was very tasteful and the unit is equipped with everything we needed. The master suite is especially spacious and great. All if the tech and electronic options to keep everyone connected and happy as if the views weren't enough to keep us focused on staying unconnected. Thanks for all of your thought that went into anticipating what a renter would need and providing it.
A deluxe home away from home!
Malia from Beaverton on 01/04/2013 said:
What a fantastic place to stay! Our family came over to get married and this was our "home base" Everything we needed was here! We were especially impressed with the little touches for children! We can't wait to return!
wow we will be back...totally loved this condo
Rob, Denise, Michael and Maddie from Mt.Vernon,Washington on 06/01/2012 said:
This condo by far is our best choice. We have stayed in three others here and by far this place was awesome.We have been to every island and this condo unit is our number one choice.It has everything you need . The kitchen was well stocked the only thing to buy is whatever you are going to eat.The kitchen had a great supply of condiments and spices already.Never used the beautiful dining table we ended up eating at the big table on the deck every night enjoying the beautiful view.The master bathroom and bedroom were another plus..The only thing i would suggest is maybe a few more pool towels.I know if we come back to kona this will be our first choice..I still cant believe how beautful this place was thank you so much for the week we had there it really wasnt long enough..
Charlee011 from Surrey,BC on 03/06/2012 said:
The condo is in a great location within the resort which is close to many amenities. Access to parking, pool/hot tub, and BBQ is very convenient. The ocean view is extraordinary. The condo is extensively equipped with everything one could possibly need, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Staff were very friendly. Charles handled the reservations and details very efficiently. The "Red Book" with instructions and suggestions was most helpful. Free Wifi was an added bonus. This place truly is a paradise and made this vacation with our friends so memorable.
Susan from Auburn, WA on 02/14/2012 said:
The condo was exactly as described and pictured in the photos! It is very spacious and nicely appointed. The owners have left nothing out that you could possibly need during your stay. The view from the lanai is beautiful and we enjoyed watching and listening to the surf crash against the rocks. We made good use of the BBQ, the completely stocked kitchen, and the pool area. Sta Grocery store is very close (we walked) so you can get fresh food for your stay. It's also just a short drive to Kona town which has lots of restaurants and shopping. There are tons of beaches in any direction where you can enjoy the soft sand and play in the waves. We went out on the Bite Me 3 fishing charter-very fun-I caught a huge Mahimahi (very tasty on the grill!). The drive up to the volcano was interesting and informative-also recommended. We'll definitely be back to the Big Island and this condo!
Warunyupa from California on 01/15/2012 said:
It was my husband and I last weekend in Hawaii visiting family, we thought it would be fun to rent a condo for the family as the place where we can hangout. I it was such a good idea because everyone enjoyed and we all now decided it would become a new family tradition,we loved it so much we plan and hope to get this place every year my husband go and visit family in kona.
A truly fabulous condo with a big lanai overlooking the ocean
Sally and Mick from Cle Elum, Wa on 09/27/2011 said:
We had a fabulous stay. Everything about the condo is top-notch, including the location overlooking the pool and the ocean, the ease of reservation, the amenities. We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. So nice to be able to cook big meals and have all the pots/casseroles/utensils/spices etc. Not to mention the beach towels, mats, coolers, snorkel gear, binoculars, etc. The resort is great, too, with lovely grounds, pools, tennis courts, hot tubs, lovely landscaping. We will be back!!
Juls082 from Palo Alto, California on 08/19/2011 said:
This condo is incredible. We were a group of 4 adults and 1 baby (10 months), and the condo couldn't have been more ideal. We were all surprised that it was as nice (if not nicer!!) than the website pictures show. It was immaculately clean, and the kitchen was wonderfully stocked with any cooking utensil you could ever use, plus a lot of pantry "basics" (olive oil, spices, condiments, etc). The master bed and bathrooms were gorgeous, and the second bedroom is also very nice (though smaller with a bathroom next door). The condo was stocked with everything we needed while visiting - including snorkeling gear, beach umbrellas (which as it turns out are 100% necessary when visiting the beaches in the summer - it gets hot and there is very little shade!!), binoculars, several large beach towels, beach chairs, playing cards, board games, Dvds and Bluerays, the list goes on and on. The lanai is absolutely perfect, and we ate about 95% of our meals outside while enjoying the views and sounds of the ocean. There are a few Bbqs on the property (one right below the condo), and we did not have any problems with them being busy on any of the 3 or 4 times we wanted to BBQ. Overall, this was an incredible place to stay and if we ever returned to Kona we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
John and Family from South Bend, IN on 06/10/2011 said:
It's difficult to add something new to the accolades already posted. My only advise would be to open up to the sights and sounds that Hawaii has to offer. Arise each morning to the sounds of the birds. Go out to the Lanai and just look, listen and feel all that is taking place around you. See if you agree with me, when I say - Paradise Found.
Ordinary but miracles
Toshi from Isesaki-city, japan on 05/06/2011 said:
In the morning, walked around to breathe fresh air with flower fragrance and to say "good morningâ to people and small birds just passing, and took breakfast with looking at palm-leaves flowing in the breeze. All happened there are ordinary but nothing to be compared like miracles. We are now looking for the next chance to stay, hope once a year going forward. Mahalo!
Great condo! Can't wait to go back!
KenO from Portland, OR on 04/20/2011 said:
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kanaloa. The condo was beautifully remodeled, the kitchen was well equipped, and the pool and beach toys were great! Our kids especially loved the boogie boards and sand toys. We traveled with two kids, ages 5 and 3. They loved having the space to run around and play. The view from the deck was fantastic. We ate all of our meals out there! The unit is very convenient to the pools, tennis courts, and BBQ. The ocean pool was a couple of degrees cooler than we would have liked, but still warm enough to play in. The other pool was a bit warmer. We never tried the adult pool. The grounds at Kanaloa are very nice with nicely maintained tropical vegetation. The location is convenient to shopping and beaches, and only a few miles from the heart of Kailua/Kona. I hope we can visit again in the future. I would definitely stay in this unit again.
Unit 2403 at Kanaloa at Kona is a gem.
Gail D from Portland OR on 04/02/2011 said:
This is simply a lovely place to stay. We vacationed for eight nights with family, four adults and two children, and found the condo furnished beyond our expectations. See what is provided in the online listing. The beds were comfortable. Everything was clean. The kitchen was great with more than ample glasses, cooking utensils, plates, detergent and other helpful items. The washer and dryer were new. The solid wood table with matching chairs made eating on the lanai a delight. Placemats were provided. The children loved the swimming pools and the snorkeling at the nearby beach. We could hear the surf and had a great view of the ocean from the lanai.We needed to adjust to the solar heated water, which is the way that most water should be heated. I want to thank the owers for having a solar water heating system. In the travel book, "Hawaii: The Big Island" by andrew Doughty gave Kanaloa at Kona a gem rating. I agree, it is a gem.
Randy from Bozeman, MT on 04/01/2011 said:
The condo was in great condition. The only problem we had was that the Hot water timer was out of sink with the time of day so we had to turn it off to get hot water in the mornings. Otherwise only good things to say. Got to see whales with the binoculars off the lanai.
Lauli from Santa Monica, CA on 02/07/2011 said:
Wow! What a great location, wonderful ocean view and amenities. We will definitely consider this condo again in the future.
Beatiful well stocked condo
Jenni from Wenatchee, Wa on 01/08/2011 said:
This is an excellent condo to stay with a family. Plenty of room, beautifully decorated, nice lines. It is so nice to have coolers, beach chairs and boogie boards available. The kitchen is top notch!
Our two weeks in heaven
The 5 Happy Visitors from Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada on 01/01/2011 said:
This condo really exceeded our expectations. It simply had everything; amazing view, newly refurbished pool and hot tub steps away, fabulous ocean view, sunset view and peace and quiet. We practically lived on the lanai and ate every meal there.The grounds and pool were kept scrupulously clean everyday. The kitchen was loaded with every sort of equipment, pots, pans, casserole dishes and even condiments. For a Canadian, the only thing missing was a tea pot! The beds were comfortable, the linens were pure cotton, the fans kept the rooms cool. We were grateful for an abundance of beach towels, mats, coolers to take to the beach, ice machine in the fridge, even flippers and beach shoes. When one of us couldn't find their passport and keys, one of the security came up and went over every suitcase until they found it in a underlying hidden pocket which we missed. Crisis averted! We loved our stay so much that we've gone back to the website just to look wistfully at the photos of "our rooms" in condo 2403 and Kanaloa. We'll be back next year to stay there again.
samiamgodheis from texas on 12/17/2010 said:
It really was lovely! Very comfortable. It had everything you'd want from cards and games to beach towels, boogie boards and ketchup, binoculars & blender to hair dryers. I was wonderful. I grew up in Hawaii so I am used to having open windows and fans to keep cool. I was surprised how warm it was in December, so if you are not used to it, I would suggest getting the a/c. It was really wonderful...
Bill from La Verne,Ca. on 12/02/2010 said:
Very nice location-especially if you like golf. Close to snorkeling etc.
Our stay was simply amazing!
The DeSarro Family from Upland, California on 10/28/2010 said:
The condo exceeded our expectations! It was so spacious and comfortable and had everything we needed! It truly felt like home. The view from the lanai was spectacular and the location was great! We will definitely be returning next year and will absolutely stay at condo 2403. Thanks for a wonderful experience!
Great Location! Great Time!
J. Lew from California on 08/12/2010 said:
Everything was great about our stay. The location and view were wonderful, and it was nice to be away from the downtown Kona crowds. Especially nice to be minutes away from great snorkeling at Kahalu'u!!! The condo had all the supplies we needed, complete with beach gear like boogie boards and straw mats. The beds were very comfortable, and the common area was conducive to a nice family gathering. The downside was the water temperature. We took many lukewarm, if not cold, showers. On the other side, sometimes the water was too hot, and the coldest we could get the water was "warm". It would have been nice to have written instructions regarding how to manage the hot water heater, and also how to use the temperature controls in the master shower (very confusing!). If you have a large group of people, all of whom would like a tolerable shower at the end of a long day, this can be very frustrating. I definitely would not let the water situation keep you away, because that is really the only downside, and is probably something that can be fixed. It's just something to keep in mind.
Unbelievable condo in a fantastic location
MikeB from San Diego, California on 07/16/2010 said:
This condo was absolutely fabulous. Hands down, the best thing about this condo was the 'pay it forward' atmosphere. We cooked/Bbq'd the whole week because the kitchen had *everything*...and not just the normal plates, pots, pans, but spices, condiments, you name it. Coolers and beach maters were available for beach trips; flashlights for lava tube exploring; complete snorkeling sets outfitted the whole family; binoculars were great for just sitting on the lanai watching the ocean activities. Beyond that, the condo is elegantly and tastefully furnished, well-maintained, and in a fantastic, lush-landscaped location with easy access to the community pools and shops just up the street. We found it to be well located to everything we wanted to do and a great home-base. Finally, reserving the condo and use of the site was easy and convenient and Charles' thoroughness and follow-up was unparalleled. When we hit the big island again, this is the only condo we'll even consider.
Happy but disappointed
spectrum360 from Bellingham, WA on 06/27/2010 said:
The condo was beautiful and looked exactly like it was pictured on the web site. It was well stocked with everything from cooking supplies to Dvds to boogie boards and snorkeling gear. The location of the condo was alright, but I would recommend a place further north. It took over an hour to get to the beautiful white sand beaches such as Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea Beach. We loved the comfort of the condo but we were sorely dissapointed that we were not informed that the main pool out front of the condo was closed for repairs and had been for some time.
Spectacular and relaxing vacation!
Tara & Keith Gipp from Grand Island (Buffalo), NY on 05/27/2010 said:
This is our second time staying in this unit and we really love it. The location is fantastic! The staff is very friendly and the grounds are beautiful. We are already planning our return visit in 2012 with our son and we can't wait!
Fantastic location, and wonderful lodging all for a reasonable p
lovinghi from Texas on 05/07/2010 said:
We had a great 3 day experience in Kona this April and a great portion of it was due to the wonderful stay at this lodge. The owner has thought of everything, and it was fantastic to have a book of reviews of the restaurants in the area. We followed their reviews religiously and they didn't steer us wrong once, I would highly recommend doing likewise. As far as the lodging itself it is 20 minutes away from several of the hotspots on Kona, its beautiful, decorated tastefully and sits right on the beach. What more could you ask for? If I go to Kona again, I will definitely be staying here again!
It was a wonderful experience except for one problem!
Debbo from Woodland Hills, CA on 04/22/2010 said:
The service Charles provided in arranging our stay was terrific. He was very accomodating and quick to respond to my emails. The home was beautiful and had so many extras to enjoy such as beach chairs, beach towels, binoculars, etc. It made our experience so easy and pleasurable. The view and sound of the surf off of the lanai were breathtaking. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to all our family and friends. The only problem we had was that they were resurfacing the spa and grounds right below the lanai. We had to listen to the jackhammers and compressor, as well as the workers yelling back and forth, from early morning to late afternoon. It made thinking or talking impossible! We were forced to leave even when we would have liked to enjoy the view and peace of the home. It also made giving the baby a nap impossible. I know this kind of work must be done but I wish we had known it was going to be happening during our stay so that we could have had the option to choose another condo. It was difficult with 2 small children and all the disruptive noise. Aside from that, everything was beautiful and the home warm and inviting. I'm sorry to even have to complain about anything but I figured honesty is best!
Superb view, excellent interior
Tommy from Tokyo, Japan on 12/17/2009 said:
Stayed for 10 nights, absolutely great! View was fantastic, saw dolphins more than a couple of times. Very well furbished. Sofa, bed, etc. all comfortable. I would definately like to come back.
Great Get-away Stay
leealy from Hilo, Hawaii on 06/05/2009 said:
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would LOVE to go back again! Accommodations were great, LOTs of things in the kitchen to use, and airconditioning was a blessing. The view from the deck is lovely, and there was lots of spacious living area!
Best Vacaton ever!!!!
Cheryll from Phoenix, AZ on 05/10/2009 said:
....Just got back and cannot wait to tell you what a fabulous time we had at the Condo (# 2403).....I was looking for a review page where I could thank you for a really top notch vacation not only because of the unbelievable views from our lanai, but also for the excellent accommodations and a wonderful "Red Book" with detailed information on restaurants, things to see, and step by step guide to all the conveniences that make for a truly relaxing and enjoyable vacation!! I am so glad that this venue is available for those of us who just want to share a really awesome experience. Everything we needed (or thought we would have to go out and get) were at our fingertips and convenience. There was nothing we ran out of that was not provided for. A lot of thought was put into making this a (gorgeous) home away from home, and that, in my estimation, is definitely the earmark of a well managed enterprise. Please make sure that the word gets out so that no one misses out on a 5 star vacation!!! MAHALO, MAHALO, MAHALO!!!!! Cheryll Neese
Upscale condo with a view!
carson from Carson, Washington on 04/23/2009 said:
Six ladies spent the last three nights of an eight night stay in the Kona area at this nicely appointed condo. We were lucky to find something available at the last minute and were very pleased with the ammenities, the complex, and the view from the lanai. The housekeeper was very helpful in getting us into the condo early. We enjoyed ourselves and wished we could have stayed longer. Our only recommendation is that renters be aware that the third bedroom is indeed only a loft with a full size futon for a bed. We made it work for us but a "real bed" would make the condo perfect for 5-6 adults. We would definitely recommend this unit as well as the complex.
Perfectly outfitted and located!
takemeaway from Massachusetts on 04/05/2009 said:
The condo was gorgeous and conveniently located for getting supplies/groceries at the shopping center, as well as visiting beaches and other attractions. The space was absolutely perfect for our family vacation. We had plenty of room for 6 adults and a little tyke. The lanai with the large dining table allowed us all to dine outside together. The condo was well equipped right down to the kitchen amenities, boogie boards and snorkel masks. It was decorated nicely and very comfortable. It was easy to make reservations online and communicate with the owner by phone and email to finalize arrangements. Beth also helped ensure everything was perfect for us and was available to answer questions of us while on island. Thanks for providing the perfect accommodations for us!
Buddy from Vancouver, Wa on 04/02/2009 said:
This unit had just been remodeled. It is beautiful. Great view of the ocean. I sat on the patio playing hawaiian music....Perfect.....
Ron from Eugene, Oregon on 01/19/2013 said:
The location and lanai view were perfect. Kitchen well done, though silverware selection a little sparse. Mbr suite and shower were well sized. Bed comfortable.
Home on the golf course
xploring paradise from Sundre on 12/17/2012 said:
Mahalo our check in was effortless the resort is well cared for. There are few stairs and things are easily accessible with 3 pools tennis courts and ping pong. A car is necessary as it would be quite a walk to the Mall. It is a very quiet area and if that is what you want, go get some fresh catch and BBQ. The Condo was well equipped and cared for making our stay enjoyable.
I would rent this condo over and over again!!!
Sandra D from Kamloops, BC, Canada on 12/06/2012 said:
Fantastic! We spent 3 wonderful nights in this spacious, well appointed condo, everything we needed was under hand, the beds were sooo comfortable, the beautiful music of the birds every morning, the awesome sound of the very close surf crashing in, the utter quietness otherwise; the geckos come and warm up in the morning sun right outside your front door, which we all loved! The place was so conveniently located, not too far from everything but remote enough to be quiet and peaceful; the pools were fun for the kids, we didn't get a chance to play tennis but wish we had, and we were surprised by a ping pong table by the main pool which provided some extra fun while there. The condo itself had a few things that we're not working or in need of repair, but the owners were aware of some already and had left us a note about it, and as for the few other things going on, like the water dispenser not working from the refrigerator, it really didn't matter at all to us. We did still advised our contact there about it, who was very friendly. We stayed at 3 different places during our stay on the Big Island, and this one was our favorite on the west side, it really felt like home. There were beautiful flowering trees and bushes everywhere too. Overall, wonderful resort and condo. Renting and checking in were a breeze too. The instructions we were given were spot on and easy to follow. There was also someone on site with the resort, helping with organized activities, tours, etc...we were able to find the cheapest night snorkeling/kayaking with manta rays group and they were awesome, best experience of our whole stay! And they're just down the road from the resort!
A little slice of heaven
dvantree from La Crescenta, CA on 10/28/2012 said:
Unit 2601 was clean, spacious and more than we expected. We loved the view from the lanai sipping our 100% Kona coffee and listening to the waves crash against the lava rocks. Despite some minor issue with the broken shower (note was left on this) and the sliding door (which will soon be fixed) everything was perfect and we would love to stay here sometime again. Thank you so much for a week in paradise!
Ken from Irvine on 08/20/2012 said:
Comfortable condo for 4 of us. Washer and dryer was very nice to have. Lania was a nice place for breakfast.
Beautiful Tropical Ocean View
East Coast Travelers from Rochester, NY on 08/13/2012 said:
The complex is located at the southern end of alii Drive which is just a few miles from the historic Kailua Village section at the northern end. Less than half mile away is the launch site for the Fairwinds snorkel cruise. All three of the pools were terrific - the pool by this unit closed at 6 pm while the main pool just a short walk away remained open until 10 pm. The tennis courts looked to be in great shape though we didn't use them. The lanai view from this downstairs unit is pure Hawaiian paradise with a perfect view of the sunset every night. The unit was comfortable and the grounds quiet and very well maintained. The broken ice maker and a shower handle had not been repaired by the time we arrived (life happens) but a case of spring water and bagged ice were provided - there was no inconvenience to us at all. The only reason I didn't rate 5 stars was because the guests staying in the unit above us had 3 young children who seemed to run non-stop back and forth from early morning to late at night (particularly annoying at bedtime.) Regardless, I would definitely stay in this unit again thinking the odds of a repeat of guests above with several young children with unlimited energy are slim.
SheilaD from Oceanside on 06/18/2012 said:
Despite the sliding door lock issue, the master bathroom lights not working, as well as a few outlets, we had a nice quiet unit. The view was beautiful. We were completely relaxed and felt like home. Mahalo!
Nice place with all the amenities.
cts688 from Hilo on 06/09/2012 said:
The location was good. Close to shopping centers, beach and places to eat. Just out of Kailua-Kona town so not as much traffic and a little quieter.
Convenient condo with an ocean view and some issues.
Scubadoofus from San Rafael, CA on 03/25/2012 said:
This condo is conveniently located floor level unit with a nice water view. Although the location is good because of it's proximity to the barbeque and pool it's also one of it's drawbacks. The pool area is very noisy with screaming kids in the afternoons. Fortunately the noise abates when the pool closes at sunset. Having another condo on the top floor was not an issue until the locals moved in for the weekend. It appears that multiple local families share the rental of Kanaloa units for the weekend. Lots of noise due to kids running around and adults partying on the lanai. The noise did diminish around the 10:00 pm quiet time. Security is non existent in the evening so we were on our own in asking folks if they could hold down the noise. The king bed was comfortable. The headboard was large and cumbersome. The kitchen was nicely equipped with coffee grinder,rice cooker and the usual bad pans. Paper towels, toilet paper and laundry detergent were provided. The stacked washer and dryer worked well. A note was left explaining why the master shower did not work and the lanai doors did not lock. We had to use the second shower and bathroom and put sticks in the sliding door channel to lock the lanai. The indoor fans and the lanai fan worked well but the light was out on the lanai fan. The lanai is very nice with a view of the pool and the ocean but privacy is an issue as the main path to and from the pool runs directly in front and along side. The WiFi worked well. There are a lot of good things about this unit but there are more quiet and private locations in the Kanaloa condo complex.
Thank you for submitting a review for our condo, and were glad you enjoyed the location and view. We appreciate your feedback and it does make a difference to us.
The maintenance items you mentioned have either been addressed or are being addressed. We are awaiting arrival of a part for the sliding door and our temporary locking device will keep our guests secure in the interim.
During your visit we had a lot of younger guests on property visiting for a soccer tournament; hence the pool was likely more occupied than usual. The pool closes at 6 PM. Kanaloa security is available 24/7 and we have emergency and local contact numbers posted in the condo. If you choose to stay with us again (and I sincerely hope you will), please dont hesitate to phone your local contact for assistance during your visit. They are there to help and will make every effort to address any problems you may experience.
Jerry & Jodi - Owners
Dorothy from Cincinnati, OH on 01/02/2012 said:
This unit had everything we wanted and more. We stayed with our two sons and they each had their own bed in a separate room, big advantage over a hotel. The master suite had a king bed, huge bathroom with separate toilet, big shower, and jacuzzi areas! Separate huge bath for the kids, plus washer/drier that worked great. Well-stocked, huge kitchen. The whole place was extremely comfortable. The lanai overlooks both the pool and ocean, very convenient. There were boogie boards, noodles, coolers etc. for us to use, even beach towels...very thoughtful. Very clean, and the owner was great, got our deposit back right away. Location is super, close to shopping, restaurants, movies, beaches, and great snorkeling spot (Kahaluu). We stayed at Kanaloa years ago and remembered a restauant and bar on the property...neither were open when we visited in Dec 2011, but it was okay since there was so much close by. Would definitely recommend this unit, and hope to stay here again next time we're on the big island. Thanks Chuck!
Yumiko from Japan on 09/26/2011 said:
The 2061 condo located front of simming pool. You can see beautiful sanset from lanai. I had beakfarst there every morning.
Gary and Barbara from Naalehu, Hawaii on 07/14/2011 said:
We are Island residents and spent the three days and nights as we were attending a Convention at the Sheraton. The accomodations and beautiful setting was way beyond our expectations. The unit was very affordable and well stocked with many accessories including beach towels. The beds were very comfortable. We have anonther event planned for april and July of 2012 and plan to stay in this same unit if available.
Kalohe from Bellingham on 06/04/2011 said:
I have stayed at the Kanaloa Resort more than a few times at several different condos and found this to be the nicest of all. The condo may not be right on the ocean but having the ocean front pool in view actually enhanced our view. Great sunsets from lanai! The only thing that might have made our stay a little better would be if the ice maker was working.
Mae from Wahiawa, Hawaii on 04/01/2011 said:
Pros: Reservation and check-in process was very simple and convenient. Cost was very reasonable. Condo was comfortable and had all the amenities of home, view was beautiful. Room fit 5 adults and 1 child comfortably, more than enough space for all of us. Cons: Master bedroom was smaller than expected. Second bedroom did not have a television and lighting was very poor. Overall, the condo was great, pros definitely outweighed the cons. Would stay again without hesitation.
This is a beautiful place to stay.
SandyS from Pahoa, HI on 03/01/2011 said:
Our party of four adults found everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. It is certainly the nicest condo we have rented. The view of the ocean from the lanai is stunning. The sunsets were lovely and the full moon setting over the ocean in the morning was breath taking. The location is quiet and convenient with shopping just a few blocks away. It was also close to the Fairwinds snorkeling excursion dock.
Aloha Kanaloa at Kona
Spokane Kent from spokane on 02/23/2011 said:
Condo 2601 provided us with a luxury vacation with all the amenities, a wonderful view, a relaxing lanai, easy location and covered parking. Located just south of Kailua-Kona, it allowed us access to all the beach fun, open air public markets for our veggies and fruit, etc. without the craziness that is found when stuck in the middle of the city. Rebooking another stay here is a must.
comfortable stay @ Kanaloa
CAtravelers from Orinda, CA on 01/23/2011 said:
This is a surprisingly spacious and comfortable 2 bd condominium centrally located just south of Kona. This property has been updated; the rooms are large (including 2 large bath rooms), and there is ample storage including walk-in closets. There is a wireless internet connection. This ground-floor unit overlooks the complex pool (though it is set back aways) and also has a view of the ocean. The covered lanai is a pleasant spot for an afternoon retreat and the unit is very quiet, clean, and comfortable. We chose this unit because it was in a development that was "small" and centrally located on the west shoreline.There is a shopping center conveniently located uphill that includes a Longs and a supermarket. We loved our quiet, comfortable stay in unit 2601and we would certainly return!
MattD from Honolulu on 01/14/2011 said:
This is a fantastic condo. It was much larger than expected and looks even better in person than it does in all the wonderful pictures posted up on this site. Do make note of the condo being located in a residential area with permanent residents who tend to be older. They have little tolerance for being in the common areas after sunset or for holding a conversation with your 3 friends on your lanai into the wee hours of 9:45pm on a Saturday night. All the other renters were quite friendly and talkative around the BBQ and pool. Regardless of my experience, I cannot fault the condo itself. It is a wonderful property in a convenient location. A beautiful place to watch the sunset, as well.
want to do it again
kgdif from Salt Lake City, Utah on 10/01/2010 said:
The condo was furnished with everything we could have needed during our short stay. It was very clean and well kept. The beds were comfortable, which is not always the case. It was quiet and restful and we truly enjoyed the visit. The only negative thing we found was that some of the blinds were missing from the window/door to the Lanai. We would definitely repeat the trip if given the opportunity. Thank you
This Condo is Highly Recommended
Val from Bramhall, Cheshire, England on 09/16/2010 said:
We travelled from England to Hawaii. After a week in Waikiki, we were looking forward to a quieter time on Big Island and we found it here. The location on the island was great for sightseeing all over the island. The position of the condo within the complex was perfect. We sat on the patio each morning for breakfast overlooking the pool and ocean. Everything we needed (and more) was provided in the condo including flashlights and guide books. We want to thank you very much for letting your lovely holiday home to us.
Still a great deal!
Michael & Kim from Hilo, Hawaii on 09/10/2010 said:
The price is affordable for the beautiful condo and amenities. We've stayed in this unit several times before and it's our favorite place to stay when we visit Kailua-Kona. The condo is well appointed and its location in the complex places you near the pool and bbq with a beautiful view of the ocean, too!
Recommended for a family with young children (and others)
Porodica808 from Honolulu, Hawaii on 06/17/2010 said:
We had a great stay at Condo 2601, and we'd go back again. The check-in process was easy and quick (email with clear and simple instructions). We recommend using the a/C especially if your children are used to sleeping (napping during the day) in a quiet setting. The only noise was made by grounds-keeping service (leaf blowers or some motorized equipment). The indoor slippers help (tile floor). The kitchen is well equipped with appliances, dishes, and dish washing powder, and extra trash bags (it is your responsibility to take the trash out). We recycled plastic, glass and aluminum, but were not quite sure where to take it to. The housekeeping service we ran into outside offered to take it for us. The living room was very comfortable and had TV, VCR, DVD and cable. The drawer below the TV contains a selection of movies. The DVD in the living room won't play the foreign (non-us system) Dvds. The bedrooms and bathrooms were nice and clean. There is a blow-drier, and basic cleaning supplies, and broom and a vacuum cleaner. There is some beach equipment (towels, toys for children, floating toys, coolers, beach chairs). The wireless connection worked. During our stay, the big disappointment was that the pool right in front of our apartment was not operating (repairs from april 2010 to ?). However, the other pool (for kids) was very near. We saw (not heard) some improvement made on the pool being repaired. As for the beach, the little "bay" south of the condos as seen on Google Earth seems walking-distance beach accessible. The access to the beach is steep, hit by waves, and not for kids. The wonderful and safe beaches just several miles away. For the kids, the "Keiki beach" close to the public swimming complex and the old airport is nice (it is a tidal pool with sand and "pahoehoe" (smooth) lava rocks). Ask the locals for directions. We had a great vacation and the kids called it "our home on the Big Island."
Home away from home
The Queral's from Olympia, Washington on 04/25/2010 said:
This was a wonderful condo, very spacious, comfortable and fully stocked. We utilized the beach chairs, cooler and the books. The location was perfect, the quiet setting makes you feel as if you are more remote than you actually are as downtown Kailua Kona is just an easy drive north on Ali'i Drive. We enjoyed many of the beaches around the island with one of the best snorkel beaches just minutes away. We had dinners on the lanai while watching beautiful sunsets. The staff were wonderful as they were all extremely friendly and responsive to our questions. There were a few things around the condo that needed attention but according to the housekeeper the owners were aware and had plans for repair. We loved this condo and have plans to return next year!
Perfect in paradise!
The Claytons from Chilliwack, B.C. on 03/17/2010 said:
We were skeptical of the pictures on the internet because we had been stung before. This condo is clean and very well stocked and has really been taken care of. Be careful on what screens you open though, we ended up with a gecko visitor. The kids had a blast capturing him to release back outside! We were impressed with the view, the location is great, and you can listen to the surf as you fall asleep after watching the amazing sunset from the pool or spa tub. The grounds are clean and the staff is very helpful. This condo even has beach towels and an assortment of beach toys, boogie boards and a cooler to pack lunches in. Condo 2601 is very spacious. My husband and I were travelling with our two children aged fifteen and twelve and we all had such a great time here. If we ever get a chance to return to the Big Island of Hawaii we would definitly try to book this condo again. The very best snorkelling on the island is just down the road at the public beach, my daughter and I were surrounded by six turtles!
Another nice Kanaloa condo
O2BinKona from Mukilteo, WA on 01/22/2010 said:
Very well supplied and roomy. Great location near ocean pool and barbeque. Good view, but not so close that the ocean mist covers everything. We usually get upstairs units, missed the vaulted ceilings, but not the stairs when hauling luggage. Unit could use painting and a new master bedrooom bed and some other owner TLC. Met the housekeeper on our way out. What a nice lady! I'd stay in this unit again. I've never been disappointed by renting from Aloha Condos - and I've rented from them a few times. Kanaloa is a great condo complex.
felt like home except it was paradise
prof paddle from tempe, az on 01/20/2010 said:
We liked everything about this place. We did not have to deal with any front desk, just get the parking pass from the gate monitor and straight to the condo. It felt like we were staying at our own house. Complete with everything one needs for cooking (including some required spices and oils), beach chairs, boogie boards, candles, and everything you can think of. This place overlooks the family pool (closes at 8 pm) and you can see and hear the waves from the patio. This unit was hundreds of dollar's cheaper than the direct ocean front where you can see the sunset, but it is only a 1 minute walk from the ocean front. I think a worth trade off, especially considering how easy this place was to stay at. If you have young ones, this place is a plus because they have some gear for toddlers (sand toys, training potty, etc.) Enjoy the jacuzzi tub and dual heads shower in the master bath. No complaints. A little work is needed on the sliding screen door on patio. We loved it. Thank you.
Great condo with an ocean view and comfortable living space.
gaucho girl from Chicago on 10/22/2009 said:
We have stayed in this community for three years now and would highly recommend it. The condos are well kept, have W/D A/C or fans - lanais with great views. This had had ample beach towels and tour books on HI. The location is great, about 10 mins from 'downtown' Kona, as well as close to the Southern region with coffee plants and coves for snorkel. Would definitely rent this unit again.
A little slice of heaven
Octopus from Mountain View, CA on 10/22/2009 said:
The condo was well-cared for and had all the amenities one could wish for and more. We really enjoyed the ocean view and the quiet surrounding. There was a grocery store nearby with a large selection and this allowed us to take advantage of the well thought out kitchen as well as the BBQ facilities. The only thing I didn't like was having to leave! I would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay and hope to be able to return someday.
Midwest1 from St. Louis on 08/06/2009 said:
Excellent location near Keahou Shopping Center. Beautiful pool and lava shoreline just steps from the front door. Spacious and well-equipped. Staff left a bottle of wine for our 25th anniversary - nice touch!
Arizona Family from Peoria, Arizona on 06/17/2009 said:
This was an absolutely beautiful property and condo. Our family of 5 stayed there for over a week and it was the perfect size and great location. We have visited the Big Island each year for the past 5 years and this was our first time staying in a condo. We will never stay anywhere else but at the Kanaloa in the future, and we hope to be lucky enough to stay in unit 2601. I can't say enough on how much we liked the property and the condo. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! See you next year!
Great place to stay with family.
The Chabot Family from Grande Prairie, Alberta on 06/04/2009 said:
Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed staying at this Condo. The view is nice and the pool in front is great. It is too bad that this pool closed at 6pm. For an older Condo, it has been upgraded nicely. The master bathroom is very large and roomy, as is the bedroom. We ate all our meals at the Condo or made lunches that we took with us. There was a cooler in the closet that we used for our day trips. The shared BBQ by the pool worked well and was very nice clean every time we used it. We came at low season so using it was no problem at all. This was our first time the the Big Island and we had a great time.
Very Comfortable. Beautiful Sunset
Tetsuya from Japan on 04/23/2009 said:
Rooms and amenities were sufficient and comfortable, although I was not very satisfied with its cleanliness, especially of floor and kitchenwares. We were also a bit annoyed with noises came from upper unit. I guess one of bath rooms of upper unit is located right overhead of the bedrooms of unit 2601. Noises of showers and toilet flush came through a ceiling were not very comfortable. I also thought the screens placed on the windows facing lanai should be maintained. It was very hard to handle and have a couple of small holes. Besides these minor issues, however, we really enjoyed our stay at Kanaloa. It's location is very convenient and easy to access to beaches, shopping centers, yet hidden and quiet. I can't forget beautiful sunset we saw from the lanai. I also emphasize that all condo staffs were very kind and helpful as well. If I have a chance to visit Big Island again, I will definitely come back to Kanaloa.
Beautiful and spacious condo
teridk from Wisconsin on 04/10/2009 said:
This was a nicely decorated and well-stocked condo. It was great to have beach towels and chairs available as those items come in handy in Hawaii. Very comfortable, and the huge master bathroom was awesome. We loved the view of the ocean over the pool and hope to stay longer next time.
Great accomodations, lovely site
The Jones Family from San Francisco on 04/03/2009 said:
Plenty of room for all 4 adults, gorgeous view from the lanai and easy access to the barbecue grill. Aside from slightly erratic wireless access, no complaints from anyone and we'd all return without hesitation. The owl picture in the main bath was a big hit!
Gorgeous Location and Spectacular Views
JMW from Two Rivers, Wisconsin on 04/02/2009 said:
Ideal for a wonderful family vacation. Condo was a little dated but you could see updating was starting to occur. This partiular unit fit our family perfectly (two adults and two college student daughters plus a cousin's daughter). Enjoyed the spectacular view. We are a very active family and most of our time was spent either in or under the water. There are numerous snorkeling beaches within easy drive. Anybody going to the Big Island must catch a bite and beer at the Kona Brewery restaurant. The best pizza (Greek) we ever ate. We hope to do this again.
Great place near Kona
staz from Denver, Colorado on 04/02/2009 said:
We spent four nights in this unit in January 2009 and loved every minute. The unit itself was clean and tidy, despite a couple of gecko visitors, and the lanai with views of the water and pool was unbeatable. The location is close to downtown Kona but a little removed, so it was nice and quiet. We enjoyed being right around the corner from the grocery store so we could stock our kitchen and cook some meals, which greatly cut down our vacation costs. I would definitely recommend this unit, particularly for families with two kids. One bedroom has a king (?) bed and the other has two twins.
Brian from Winnipeg, Canada on 04/02/2009 said:
We have stayed at Kanaloa at Kona on prior visits, and really enjoy the property. The pools and hot tubs are wonderful, there is nothing better than sitting by the ocean side pool watching the dolphins or whales play in the ocean. Our suite was very spacious, The Lanai in our suite was also large with a great view to both the ocean and the pool. We had a great stay.
Our favorite place to stay in Kona!
musicmikie from Hilo, Hawaii on 04/02/2009 said:
We are fond of the Kanaloa Condominiums, especially unit 2601. It's comfortable and feels like a home away from home. The unit is very convenient to the pool, bbq grill, and the rugged coastline. The master bath is large with a double shower and in a separate room has a jacuzzi tub that helps melt away one's cares! The kitchen is easy to navigate with an extra large refrigerator and wide countertops. The lanai is spacious with a table that easily seats six. Our one and only hope is that the master king bed be replaced as it's a little uncomfortable.
Home away from home!
Rob & Marion from Langley, BC Canada on 04/29/2013 said:
This beautiful condo for 2 is spacious, clean, comfortable and has everything needed for guests who like to cook at home. Sitting on the lanai and watching the ocean and listening to the waves crash on the lava shoreline was the perfect start and end to every day. Great location has no road noise and easy access to shopping and the highway. Loved our 2 weeks here.
A most enjoyable vacation
John from Port Angeles on 03/11/2013 said:
My wife and I were very happy with this condo. We stayed for two weeks and enjoyed the sitting on the lanai when we weren't out and about. From the lanai we even saw whales and spinner dolphins a few times. The property was clean and well maintained. It was provided with paper towels, and bathroom tissue, laundry detergent, dish soap, and trash bags which was very helpful. There are three pools on the property as well as jacuzzi s, but we preferred the snorkeling in the ocean. The location was convenient to shopping, beaches, and restaurants. It was a relaxing atmosphere and a pleasure to be woken by bird song in the morning.
Another great visit in 2904!
Canadian Snowbirds from Vancouver, B. C. on 01/29/2013 said:
This is our second visit to Kanaloa at Kona Unit 2904. The location of this unit cannot be beat. The oceanview is outstanding. The amenities are satisfactory, although perhaps a little outdated compared to a similar unit in the complex. We would not hesitate to stay here again in the future.
akielski from Edmonds, WA on 09/25/2012 said:
We enjoyed our stay at the condo and found it to be well equipped with everything that we could need. The location is great and the view from the ocean-facing balcony was beautiful. We would not hesitate to stay there again. The resort has 3 swimming pools, but the one closes to the ocean was our favorite. We also used the available gas grills - which are really convenient.
Nige and Debs from USA/ENGLAND on 09/12/2012 said:
Before booking this condo I spent much time on the internet researching the lodgings, area, etc. as one might expect. We booked with Kanaloa at Kona Condo 2904 because the reviews were very good and it was in a good area. When we showed up (early and weary from our other travels) we were absolutely shocked at how amazingly wonderful this place was! Every room was exceptional - tastefully decorated and clean with modern appliances. Every room contained anything one might need, as if it was our own home. This was just the inside - as we walked up the stairs and into the living area the first view was of the ocean splashing on the rocks below our balcony!!! We had no idea the view was going to be so spectacular, but when we booked, we didn't worry about that aspect knowing we were out exploring and doing activities all day every day. We instantly felt somewhat sad and decided to change our plans on a day just to be able to stay in and enjoy the condo. I honestly can say there is nothing negative to say...quiet neighbours, shops and amenities close by, helpful staff, beautiful all around!!
Awsome condo on the water
Fenceman from san antonio on 06/03/2012 said:
This condo was great. @nd story overlooking the water. You could not ask for a better place to stay. Clean, quiet, relaxing. When we come back next year we will stay here again.
Just what the doctor ordered.
Scuba Duo from Centennial, Colorado on 05/09/2012 said:
We just got back from spending a week here and enjoyed every minute. The condo was more than well stocked with anything you could need. We especially appreciated the full size washer and dryer for those loads of bulky beach towels. (Which were provided by the owner) The kitchen was stocked with a variety of spices and condiments. Also provided were a large coffee maker, rice cooker, coffee grinder and more. If I had to rack my brain for a negative there is very little space to store your food besides the refrigerator and freezer. But I would much rather not have to buy the basic spices/condiments and have rice cookers etc than have a place to put away a few groceries. The condo complex is beautifully landscaped filled with fragrant tropical flowers. It was a joy to come "home" every day. The view from the lanai was just as beautiful as the pictures. We hope to stay here again when we return to the Big Island. A special mahalo to Chuck for quick email responses and his gracious handling of our special request. His kidness was very appreciated.
Sal from Tacoma on 04/12/2012 said:
Good view. Spacious. Clean. Deck overlooks the water. The washer and dryer are great.
Fabulous ocean view!
Karen and Brian from St. Albert, Alberta, Canada on 03/25/2012 said:
Great one bedroom condo with loads of room! Two balconies and two bathrooms made for a great stay for the 2 of us. We ate all of our meals on the lovely lanai with the awesome ocean view. Very cozy home with a great king size bed. We loved the location of this condo right on the ocean. Felt very private when you spend time on the lanai.
Lost in time and pace
leisure living from Mercer Island, Wa/ on 11/19/2011 said:
My wife and I just retired and we took some time to visit our favorite island. The condo has everything we needed. We didn't need to buy a thing to add to the kitchen. The view was entertaining. The binocular was a useful tool to enjoy fishing boats, kayakers, racing canoes and dolphins. One evening I watched a fishing boat play a large fish and really got excited as they struggled to subdue the fish next to the boat. The trophy took three fellas quite sometime to haul into the boat. Kanaloa is situated in a quiet and secure location. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. We will return.
Great location, fabulous ocean view, comfortable
OB from Rockville, MD on 10/31/2011 said:
The condo was clean and very comfortable. It has a very nice layout,fully equipped kitchen with new appliances. The wireless internet worked all the time, but the wireless router is completely unsecured. Light breeze from the ocean kept the rooms cool, no need for a/C. We especially enjoyed our breakfast on the lanai facing the ocean and reading the book: "Hawaii The Big Island Revealed" provided by owner. We hope to return back some day.
Great Condo, spectacular view
Jolanda from Zug on 10/20/2011 said:
Great Condo, very well equipped, Large rooms, Great Ocean View ( we saw Even dolphins)
A piece of paradise
EvaDeva from Durham, NC on 10/03/2011 said:
We stayed in unit 2904 for 2 nights, but wish we would have planned longer. The condo was clean, bathrooms a bit outdated (but not the place you spend the most time!), fully equipped kitchen, and an amazing view of the ocean. We enjoyed our coffee, POG, and breakfast on the lanai facing the ocean each day. The trade winds kept the rooms cool, so there was no need for a/C. We enjoyed our stay and hope to return to this condo!
A great place to stay
gail from Downers Grove, IL on 07/09/2011 said:
We recently traveled to Kona for family wedding. One family member made a reservation at Kanaloa at Kona and we followed suit. It was a great location for family gatherings-we rented 4 different units. Lots of pools, barbeques and easy access to so many sites in the area. Our condo was very comfortable with everything in working order. The best surprise was the snorkel gear and beach stuff in the unit for our use. We woulld definately stay here again.
Comfortable and enjoyable!
Happy Guest from Huntington Beach, CA on 05/04/2011 said:
Good location in the complex. Amenities sufficicient, although one of the beach chairs was broken. No air conditioning, but fans were OK if left on all night for circulation. Had a minor problem with slow shower drain, but after a call to Bruce, it was taken care of immediately. Overall, had a great experience and woud do it again.
Jennifer from Calgary on 04/25/2011 said:
Had a Great stay, everything was great! Great facility's, Very nice pools and BBQ areas. Tennis court, Ping pong. Loved the view of the Ocean, miss it already! Condo was very comfortable,spacious, large bedroom, 2 bathrooms. Enjoyed our stay, we hope to return again!
Georgous view of ocean and privacy
Sounds of the Ocean from Langley BC Canada on 04/13/2011 said:
Lovely nice layout. Wonderful having 2 bathrooms even for 2 people. All the amenities one would require for a holliday. The sound of the ocean and the lovely breeze that flowed through the condo. Breakfast and dinner on the lani were special. Nice, not having the maids over every day. We liked that.
A beautiful Place to watch the ocean
John from Brentwood, NH on 03/16/2011 said:
Kanloa is a top scale resort and this is one of the best 1 bedroom units on the property. It has a greaqt view of the ocean and also of the wildlife. If we ever stay on the Big Island again we will definately consider staying at this unit.
Relaxing, spacious condo made trip a real treat.
L and L from Laguna Niguel Ca on 02/08/2011 said:
Our condo, 2904, gave my husband and I a great way to relax and unwind. The large living areas let us spread out and feel at home. The newly added wireless internet worked wonderfully as we had made a pact that my husband could work a bit each morning. While he worked I enjoyed the lanai and even spotted dolphins and whales each morning!
Mike from Montrose, CO on 01/31/2011 said:
Absolutely loved the location of the unit - right on the water! It was very comfortable in a nice community. We really enjoyed our stay there!
Excellent -- quiet and relaxing
Eileen, Vancouver, Canada from Burnaby, B. C. Canada on 01/24/2011 said:
This was our first stay in this area of the Big Island. Last visit we stayed closer to downtown Kona. This area is much quieter. The view from our lanai was spectacular and our accommodations were comfortable and more than met our expectations. We fell asleep to the sound of the surf and awoke to the sound of the birds. Can't wait to return to 2904!!!
comfortable, quiet, affordable
Kona Kine a Guy from Belmont, CA on 12/16/2010 said:
After the noisy crowds of Waikiki, condo living was a welcome relief. The grounds and pools offered a great way to relax and sitting on the porch at sunset was a wonderful way to close the day. The condo was comfortable and well appointed. We would definitely return.
Great Room With a View
Linda from Itasca, IL on 11/26/2010 said:
My husband and I stayed in your lovely condo for 11 nights. We loved the spaciousness of the condo, the glorious ocean view, the sounds of the ocean, the captivating sunsets from the large lanai, the magnificient grounds of Kanaloa at Kona, the three beautiful pools and the total ambience of Kona. Thanks for keeping it affordable so that we could experience the joys of Hawaii.
NPiercy from California on 11/13/2010 said:
Great location and fabulous ocean view, peaceful, relaxing location. Loved the facilities (pools, spas, concierge). The booking/checkin was easy. Condo is very well appointed and quite spacious. Condo needs updating in bathrooms (tubs need repairs, better lighting) and iron needs replacing.
dennis from wexford pa on 09/30/2010 said:
The condo is in a excellent location with a beautiful view. There is little to be improved on.
Aloha Condo 2904 review and askew
Hawai'i-bound from Fremont, CA on 09/17/2010 said:
This unit was a great oceanfront unit with about a 60 degree view of the ocean from the lanai. We could see spinner dolphins, kayakers, outriggers, fishing boats, and manta ray diving boats form the lanai. At this time of year we could not see the sun "set into the water" from the lanai, but it was visible with a short walk. Keauhou, where Kanaloa at Kona is located, is very convenient to West Hawai'i (and Kailua-Kona) without being in the middle of Kailua and its touristy activity. We have stayed at this condo complex on numerous occasions. The facilities and grounds are generally well-kept. On this visit the pools were not crowded, at any time. We were disappointed that the restaurant was not functioning in some fashion (economy?) and access to its open-area seating and the grassy area beyond it were denied. The unit, itself, was clean and well-furnished with up-to-date electronics (two LCD TVs with Dvdvcr players, cable, and wireleless internet) and fairly well-supplied kitchen and BBQ utensils. (Could have used a coffee grinder for Kona Coffee.) The fan in the bedroom was sufficient to keep us cool at night, but aC would have helped. The fan in the living room could have moved the air a little better. Ventilation, on the whole was good, but could have been improved with a screen door at the first floor entry to this second story unit. Downsides were the outside lighting (entry porch light was not functioning making it difficult to find the key and insert into door handle and the lanai could have used additional lighting from the outdoor fan housing allowing dinner to be eaten after sunset, which comes earlier than the mainland during summer) and placement of palm trees that limit view from the lanai. Overall it was a very pleasant stay. Convenient to wherever we wanted to be and whatever we wanted to do during our stay.
Business Traveler from Alpharetta, Georgia on 08/18/2010 said:
The facility was clean, well appointed, and private. We particularly appreciated the easy access and quiet surroundings. We would recommend!
looking for sun from Calgary on 06/03/2010 said:
We like the location and the size the condo was very large, Nice. Kitchen is a bit dated but everthing works.
A solid vacation spot
jlp from Scottsdale, AZ on 04/29/2010 said:
Condo 2904 is very nice overall and is recommended. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the bed is very comfortable. The view is very good and close to the ocean. There are a few minor issues that stop me from giving the condo a 5: the bathrooms are servicable but they definitely need a remodel (one bathroom is partially redone), the foam pillows were comfy for foam but there were no feather pillows which we prefer, the walls are pretty thin, but that is likely the case for most condos, and the wireless router was completely unsecured with no encryption. The biggest issue is that the TV set up is not great - there is a small flat screen in the main room (it is very small) and the DVD and VCR set up is a nigthmare (2 separate units, with the DVD routed through the VCR). I am really good at figuring these setups out but I could get sound or picture, but not both. The bedroom has a medium sized tube with a DVD/VCR combo which is a lot easier to use. These are relatively minor issues with the TV being the biggest if you were to stay several weeks.
A beautiful, relaxing, must needed rest received at Condo 2904.
Oak Grove Pottery from Brown County, Indiana on 04/15/2010 said:
We truly enjoyed our stay at Condo 2904. The condo was extremely well equipped. We were especially thrilled with the kitchen as we both enjoy cooking and use condo kitchens. This one offered so much more than just the regular Outrigger condo kitchens. We appreciated all the little extras to use at the beach. The location is beautiful. We loved listening and watching the surf from the front lanai. We liked the location of the Resort at the end of the "tourist area". Yet, close to Kona and wonderfully close Kayak rentals. Perfect snorkeling just down the beach too. We had planned on 5 nights in Volcano Village, but chose to return to Kanaloa at Kona to finish our vacation. (Unfortunately we weren't able to stay again in 2904 but still loved the resort.)
Wonderful evenings on the lanai
Eileen from Vancouver Island, Canada on 03/18/2010 said:
The whole complex was quiet and very well maintained. The kitchen was well equipped and the barbecue was easily accessible . The mall was very close ,within walking distance for our groceries . The pools were never crowded or noisey .Getting up in the morning and having kona coffee on the lanai watching humpback whales was fantastic! The only thing I would improve is a better light to see the lock box for the key when you arrive late . Overall a great place to stay and we would go back in a heartbeat.
Two Weeks in Paradise.
John and Linda from Indio, CA on 03/03/2010 said:
I'm not surprised to learn that Aloha Condos would like a review of our stay in Kona. Like everything else, their follow-up is flawless. We arrived late on Saturday night and were greeted by the gate guard. She escorted us to the unit, waited to make sure we had proper entry, and then left with a smile. Needless to say, we were in bed within the hour. Upon awakening, we rushed to the lanai to take in the magnificent view in the early morning sunlight. We were just in time to see a humpbacked whale do a complete jump out of the water, and come crashing down again. So spectacular it's hard to even describe. But, that was just the first hour. Everything just got better and better after that. We thoroughly enjoyed the condo, the surroundings, and the island. We especially liked Lulu's downtown. Great Mai Tai's, great Poke, and really fair prices. Found the speed limits to be somewhat confining, especially on the open road, but that's because I'm used to 55 mph on city streets here in the desert. All in all, a great place to vacation. Quiet, great view, close to everything, and very reasonable prices. Thanks Aloha for a memorable vacation experience. Oh yes, Bruce is the best... any problems, he'll handle it immediately... Jamison's is pricy. King Kam's Luau is the best. and the open air market on Ahi'i Street is well worth stopping for (better than the one downtown on the water)... The concierge saved us about $500 in fees for the activities we chose to do... Thanks Shawn. Snorkeling, Horseback riding in Waip'io Valley, sunset cruise on the catamaran, the luau, the volcano, and of course, the Black Pearl engagement ring we found in Hilo... yep, it was a great two weeks. Thanks.
A beautiful, comfortable place in paradise
adorekona from Sacramento, California on 02/10/2010 said:
The condo is spacious and beautifully decorated, with everything one needs, and from the lanai we had a wonderful ocean view (whales, birds) and could listen to the surf at night. The Kanaloa at Kona resort is great, with its three pools, spas, tennis, and it's within walking distance of Keauhou shopping and adventures. (We recommend Four Winds II for a great boat and snorkeling trip.) We hope to stay here the next time we're on the Big Island!
Kona vacation 2009
Kona regulars from Colorado on 01/07/2010 said:
The ocean view is excellent and the unit was clean and comfortable. The kitchen has cooking food spices and plenty of dishes and cooking utensils. The appliances were in good condition except the dishwasher the is antiquated and needs replaced. The king size bed and mattress was comfortable. The unit is close to the oceanside pool and sunbathing area.
66 and loving it from California on 11/12/2009 said:
Roomy, clean and attractive condo. Many amenities including wireless and great view. Was very quiet while we were there. Convenient location especially if you don't like the downtown crowds. Right around the corner from boat trips out of Keauhou Bay and close to groceries, dining and Kahaluu Beach Park snorkeling. Restaurant on premises was closed but kitchen is well equipped. Loved it!
Periodic Visitors to the Islands from Arizona on 10/18/2009 said:
Pros - A very enjoyable place to stay. Close to Kailua-Kona for shopping and dining. Having a washer and dryer is quite convienent. Cons - No air conditioning
Great Ocean view
PontinhaP from Montreal, Canada on 06/05/2009 said:
To quote my wife when she first stepped in : "Oh my God!". This is a little piece of paradise. The only thing missing is AC for the warmer days of the year. We did not need it because it. The wind was ennough to cool us down, but, we could imagine what it would have been a month latter (i.e. June and Jully). We wanted to add our positives comments in the guest book with all the others, but, our flight was moved a lot earlier and we had to rush to get to the airport. A big THANK YOU to Jim and Panit Lisy (owners). Pascal and Aphrodite
bill Texas from Tyler, TX on 05/28/2009 said:
This is a great location. We really enjoyed the 2 baths. The condo is adequate, although we would have liked to have had A/C. Great views, nice pools, very clean. We enjoyed being close to Captain Cook, plus we enjoyed the Keahou Shopping Center - the Thai restaurant is fantastic.
jmatherne from Huntsville, AL on 05/19/2009 said:
Unit was very well equipped with all the comforts of home. Grocery store and shopping very near. Security personnel very friendly and helpful upon check in. Unit does not have a/c which was a surprise, but didnt turn into a major problem even in May. Excellent view. Unit could use some updating and maintenance, appears to be mostly original since construction. If I visited the island I would stay there again, given the amount spent it was still a great value overall. We did find Kona to be a little on the quiet side, we prefer things a bit more lively.
Washingtonian from Washington State on 05/16/2009 said:
Our trip to the Big Island was made so much more enjoyable by the wonderful accomadations provided by your condo.Clean, clean, clean! Everything we could have possibly needed (and more) were provided. The location was convenient to many excursions available to travelers. We were thrilled to learn the reason behind all the dive boats anchored off the Sheraton in the evening viewed from the lanai.
Enjoyed our stay, nice place
LC from Cleveland, OH on 05/03/2009 said:
Very nice condo. Great lanai with ocean view. Enjoyed our stay very much. Condition was very good in 2003.
Trade Wind Paradise
Jim and Cathy from Hayward, CA on 04/23/2009 said:
We loved that it was on the second floor so that we could open the lanai doors on both ends of the condo and let the sea breeze through. This also provided for gorgeous views of the ocean and shoreline. There is only a rugged stone beach in the cove next door (not suitable for kids) but it's a short drive to Kahaluu, disappearing sands, etc. for swimming and a great location for trips down to Kealakekua and Honaunau for snorkeling.
Beautiful Ocean View
Bonnie & Roger from Fremont, California on 04/23/2009 said:
We stayed here once and than again in another unit in 2002. We love the ocean view and love to take walks by the ocean and go swimming. Our cousin lives in Kona and recommended this place also. Hope we can stay there again soon.
A Good Place to Stay
wiki from San Francisco on 04/16/2009 said:
We stayed at Kanaloa twelve years earlier, and through the internet found the condo complex once again. Most of the units were frankly too expensive for our planned stay, but after looking at the site several times, this unit popped up. It was just right. I particularly like the communal use of the grills outside.
Great Location (Tranquil)
Graham Jones from England on 04/12/2009 said:
The situation was great, not only the resort which is on a great part of the Kona coast but the condo is also perfectly placed overlooking the sea. Pleanty of space and well equipped. Very comfortable. Only slight downside, one bathroom looking a bit sad.
pedpod from Bethesda MD on 04/11/2009 said:
The unit was well-furnished with a great view of the ocean. We especially enjoyed watching the sea turtles off the common "sunset deck." Would go back.
Our Favorite Escape
Hank from Grand Junction, Colorado on 04/06/2009 said:
If you're like us and don't need a beach at your front door but you still want the ocean views and fresh breezes, you'll love this condo. It has a great lanai with comfortable lounge chairs along with a table, so you can spend your entire time there and still have the great Hawaii experience. But if you want to get out and explore and enjoy the attractions of the Big Island, this place is ideally located, just minutes away from Kona town with its great restaurants and many activities. You'll find this apartment to be just like home with its full sized appliances, comfortable beds and even a second lanai off the large bedroom. The area affords convenient shopping, nearby golf courses and easy access to the major roads on the Big Island. Covered parking along with a large pool and clubhouse nearby makes this complex an ideal location for families and couples. The unit doesn't have air conditioning but it really doesn't need it because of the large windows, sliding doors and ceiling fans that circulate the cool ocean breeze. The unit and the complex itself is well maintained and clean and the full time gate attendant gives you a feeling of security. There is an on-site restaurant offering a gourmet Hawaiian dining experience and an opportunity to enjoy a gorgeous ocean sunset. We can hardly wait to go back!
Shirley from Cochrane, Alberta on 04/06/2009 said:
Mostly clean, (some ants in the bathrooms), incredible view and location for being in crowded Kailua-Kona at Christmas time. Loved the music provided and the very well equipped kitchen. Felt 'hurried' by the cleaners to get out, twice in fact, before we needed to be gone that last day ... We enjoyed the boogie board a few times at different beaches and the cooler. I would stay here again anytime.
Beautiful, relaxing, and just plain wonderful!
Kathie from Oregon from Eugene, Oregon on 04/04/2009 said:
My husband and I spent 3 days at Kanaloa at Kona and had a wonderful time. This was our first time at these condos and also our first time on the Big Island. Checking in was a breeze and we were so pleased that everything was spotless and in order when we arrived. The condo was even nicer than the pictures on the internet. We had a lovely view and the pool was just a short walk away. We would definitely recommend this condo. We found the lanai to be especially relaxing and with the incredible views of the ocean and coast line, we spent most of our time out there when we were home. The master bed was the most comfy bed I haver ever slept on! The location is great and quiet with restaurants, a grocery store and take-out just a couple of minutes away. There was some good info at the condo regarding the Big Island and things to do. We loved taking a helicopter ride to see the volcano and couldn't pass up swimming with the wild Dolphins. All in all we enjoyed not only Hawaii, but also felt very fortunate to have found such a nice condo. We are looking forward to returning to this condo again and plan on staying longer.
telescope from Paradise, CA on 04/01/2009 said:
We enjoyed a tranquil, quiet week with beautiful views while living in an immaculate, spacious, comfortable townhouse located a few milres south of Kailua, Kona. We look forward to a repeat experience in the near future.
A home away from home.
Joyce from Edmonton on 03/04/2013 said:
We received excellent service. this is a beautiful home,well looked after,We enjoyed a wonderful view of the ocean,boats and surfers. restaurants and grocery stores close by made for convenient living. it is impossible to pick out any feature better than the last.We enjoyed a wonderful two weeks at this well equipped condo. Luxurious master bedroom a definite plus. I could think of nothing I did not like.
A perfect option for getting away
JC from Burlingame CA on 01/02/2013 said:
Great views and lots of space. A lovely place that exceeded our expectations
Great Unit at Kanaloa
KMP from Los Angeles on 11/20/2012 said:
Wonderful unit with great views at Kanaloa. Spent a week in this unit and did not want to leave. Very clean and well appointed. Great spot from which to see the Big Island. We have stayed at other units in this complex and this was one of the best.
The perfect Hawaiian vacation condo!
Happy Canucks from Surrey BC Canada on 11/19/2012 said:
Online arrangements were great and everything worked out perfectly. This condo was beautifuly decorated, clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the private location and dining on the spacious lanai overlooking the ocean. Location was convenient to shopping and Kona Town. We swam in all three of the beautiful swimming pools and in the bay in front of our lanai. Lovely place to watch the sunset. The tropical gardens surrounding the unit were perfectly maintained. This is our favourite place to stay in Hawaii and we look forward to many future visits!
Spacious well appointed accomodation
E Finlay from Union City CA on 09/19/2012 said:
Very comfortable condo with overall appropriate amenities provided. Wonderful location overlooking the cove. Only a few issues that keep me from awarding 5 stars. 1. Wireless internet was almost useless, need to upgrade. 2. Lighting levels in living room were too low, need higher wattage lamps for those of us who like to read after dark. 3. Better instruction on location of trash and recycle bins would have been helpful, a posted site map maybe would have been useful, the written instructions were a little vague. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would return.
Thank you so much for your review, and the points you made on how we may improve the experience at Kanaloa 3304.
We will address each of the three difficulties you encountered immediately, and they will be corrected by the time you return for your next stay.
It is nice knowing that you enjoyed the condo, as well as your time in Kona, and we look forward to your return.
Great location with beautiful views!
Dan H. from San Jose, CA on 07/07/2012 said:
We enjoyed our stay here very much. The location is awesome - close to downtown but far enough away that you felt like you were in your own little cove off the ocean. The condo is very spacious, nicely furnished and the owners are very easy to work with. We will definitely return to this condo.
Best Kona Condo ever
Voyageuse1960 from San Jose, CA on 07/04/2012 said:
We've been traveling to the Big Island for almost 25 years and think that we have finally found the perfect condo! Unit 3304 at Kanaloa at Kona has it all: location, size, and luxury. This was our first time renting in Keauhou and we found that we preferred it to Kona because the weather seemed to be milder, shopping is much more convenient (the Keauhou Shopping Center is only five minutes away), and it is much quieter (there are less tourists and traffic). This condo has perhaps one of the most beautiful views of all accomodations in Keauhou; it is directly on the ocean but faces a quiet and almost private portion of Keauhou Bay. Although I generally try to avoid cooking while on vacation I found that I actually preferred preparing dinner at the condo so that we might dine at the beautiful table on the lanai; our favorite way to end the evening was to finish our wine while watching the manta ray dive that took place just off the Sheraton Keauhou directly across from the condo. The condo was more luxurious than we imagined: the master suite is huge and the bathroom is serene and spa-like (the double shower is to die for). My daughter loved having her own large bedroom and bath downstairs, and my son and his friend enjoyed having their private space, including a very nice bathroom, in the loft. The living room has plenty of comfortable seating and it was a great place to "crash" at the end of the day. The kitchen is extremely well equipped (and I found a nice sharp knife!); the appliances are all modern and work well. In particular it was wonderful to find the condo well stocked with household supplies like laundry soap, fabric softener and cleaning supplies. The welcome basket and a starter pack of Kona coffee was unexpected but very much appreciated. I particularly was happy to find fluffy towels and nice bed linens. This condo is impeccably decorated and maintained and we will return!
As good, if not better than some of the finest hotels on the Big
Kananaka from Modesto, CA on 06/28/2012 said:
The facilities are wonderful for a family. One quiet pool, another open late into the evening for kids, and a third on the ocean. The kids enjoyed having their own room in the loft with its TV and bathroom while the adults enjoyed having their own rooms and bathrooms downstairs. Each morning and evening was spent on the deck watching and listening to the waves and watching the boats come around the point from the neighboring bay. Everything we needed was there. We hadn't even finished our stay before we were talking about when we were coming back.
Location, location, location
SLD from Portland, OR on 06/11/2012 said:
Just returned from our 9-night stay in Kanaloa #3304. We've stayed in other units at Kanaloa but this was the best location for viewing activities in the bay and ocean from the large lanai. We also found the loft/3rd bathroom to be useful. It's a bonus that the unit was equipped with beach towels, boogie boards, spices, etc. We love the fact that there are 3 pools also (one is a quiet pool for adults only).
Tracy from Ventura County, California on 05/31/2012 said:
We loved this condo at Kanaloa at Kona. The location is to die for and the decor is beautiful. There wasn't a thing that was missing from a 'fully' operable kitchen to beach towels, boogie boards and they even provide detergent for the washer! We ate 98% of our meals there and everytime we ate on the deck admiring the beautiful view. It was so hard to leave, and we can't wait to go back.
Best our memories!
hibiscus from Isesaki-city, Japan on 05/10/2012 said:
During our stay, we really enjoyed all days with wonderful view from lanai, comfort accommodations without any concern and sufficient staff support. I'm confident our selection #3304 is a right way.
Most beautiful view on the Big Island
Jaelyte from Mill Creek, wa on 03/26/2012 said:
This unit is beautiful, large and met all of our needs. I highly recommend this unit due to it's spectacular wrap around view. Just sit on the lanai and listen and watch the waves. We saw turtles sunbathing on the rocks below our lanai everyday! I also loved the location of the resort with it's proxmity to Kona town and Keauhou Bay! The oceanfront pool offers amazing sunset views. We will definitely consider staying here again.
Best Condo in the Development
Jackie from Payson, Arizona on 03/11/2012 said:
Three couples comfortably spent one week in this condo and all found it to be just right. It was nice having the three bathrooms for our privacy. The best part was the Lanai which overlooked the cove with so much activity to observe. This unit is in the best location in the complex and it's upgraded interior provided a beautiful, comfortable place for us all to enjoy.
Happycamper from Carlsbad, Calif. on 02/10/2012 said:
The first ever condo stay for my husband and myself, and now I wonder why we ever stayed in hotel rooms in the past. Unit 3304 is beautifully decorated, fully equipped for every need, and close to restaurants and shopping. The sound of the surf puts you to sleep at night. We took walks in the evening along the golf course against the ocean, drawn by the blow holes there. A great stay at one of the better units in this complex.
Sun Lover from Northern California on 02/08/2012 said:
Kanaloa #3304 is updated, spacious,with comforable furniture and beds. It is equiped with almost everything you need for your vacation..even ice chests, fins, water socks. We spent most of our time on the lanai--eating, relaxing and watching the waves and a small turtle that was hanging out in the lava pools below the condo. There was plenty of room for our family of 5.
Great views, location, and decoration, but not for those who lik
Lisa M from Tacoma, Washington, United States on 01/16/2012 said:
We spent 10 days in January with our parents. The condo is beautiful and the view is perfect. If you want a/c you must ask for it and it costs $15/day extra. The grounds are very nice and the staff very friendly. There are 3 great pools to use. The Bbq's were working well and very convenient. It is close to town without being in the middle of everything. We tend to plan a menu and cook almost all our meals when visiting the islands. We were very disappointed in the pots/pans with horrible peeling teflon. There were 4 cork screws but not one spatula to flip an egg. The knives were almost beyond usable. There is a marginally working 2 hole toaster for a condo that sleeps 6. We had to buy many items we needed to get by cooking there. We were very underwhelmed in the kitchen. It is beautiful to look at it was not very functional. So if you cook, this is not the place for you. We are also rental property owners so we comment based on what we know and do for our guests. Its nice if you plan to eat out. For the price we would not stay here again. And we have been visiting the islands for 15 years.
Karl from Seattle on 01/03/2012 said:
Great ocean view Beautiful and spacious lanai large master bedroom Huge master bathroom/shower/closet very spacious TV room/family room large and updated kitchen *** we spent every night on the lanai enjoying the views of the ocean and sunset while enjoying our Pupus and cocktails.
Wonderful place to stay
Egram from Batavia, Illinois on 10/03/2011 said:
My husband and I stayed here for one week and we were so happy to have found such a beautiful condo. We slept very comfortably every night and could hear the crashing waves. We enjoyed just sitting outside on the lanai and reading a book or just watching the kayaks and other water activities. One morning we could see dolphins playing nearby. The condo was very nicely decorated and everything looked very clean. There is a washer and dryer, which was great to have. The view is great. There is grocery shopping close by, as well as golf. Went to the country club nearby for a $5 special for breakfast. We ate several meals at the condo because we just enjoyed it so much. After a long day of traveling to Kona, it was so nice to have a goodie basket waiting for us when we got there. We were very happy here.
Amazing condo - highly recommend!
J&A from Palo Alto, CA on 09/20/2011 said:
My husband, mother-in-law, and I stayed at this condo for 5 days. While the condo offered way more space than we needed for the three of us, we splurged for it because of the great reviews and wonderful photos...and it was well worth it! The condo is luxuriously well-furnished, very clean, and offered everything you'd want for a Hawaii getaway. We fell asleep and awoke to the sound of the crashing waves every morning. We ate our meals on the lanai, looking out on the ocean (and we even spotted turtles!). While we didn't end up using the pools, they looked clean and inviting, especially the Ocean Pool. The condo is conveniently located next to a shopping center with a KTa supermarket, Long's drugstore, and a newly-opened Sam Choy restaurant. Plus, it's just a 5-10 minute drive to the eateries and shops in "downtown" Kailua-Kona. It was also very easy to get to: beaches up the coast near Waikoloa (about 30 minute drive), coffee plantations, and we even made the drive out to Volcano along the south side of the island (about 2.5 hours).
Paul from Brea, CA on 09/05/2011 said:
Rented unit 3304 at Kanaloa at Kona on Keauhou Bay. Unit is 2 BR with convertible loft den and very well furnished. Best views in the complex. Probably the best condo that I've rented in Hawaii, and I've been coming since 1971 (yes, 1971). Everything that you have at home was available. Plus: books, snorkel gear, spices, washer/dryer in unit, games, 4 TVs, a/c and a view to write home about. The resort has 3 swimming pools, controlled access, is close enough (5 mi.) to Kailua and is very quiet. Centrally located, close to shopping and restaurants. It's hard to imagine a better place to spend your vacation.
Tom&Toni from Plainsboro, NJ on 07/31/2011 said:
Condo #3304 fit our needs perfectly! It was our next stop after 3 busy days at Volcanoes Natl Park. We were able to unwind by the ocean pool and the views from the lanai while eating our meals were incredible! We traveled with 4 children and there was enough room for all of us. The location was great with a shopping center nearby and some great snorkeling beaches just minutes away. There is also a grill located by the parking spot that we cooked dinner on. We definitely recommend Condo #3304! Mahalo!
Great Family Vacation
kgbend from Bend, OR on 06/28/2011 said:
We loved the condo and it definitely met our expectations. Beautiful grounds, loved the pools(uncrowded), staff that we encountered were all friendly. The patio over-looking the ocean was fabulous. Great blender for making those tropical drinks. We do wish they had some board games for the evening with family and a good stereo would have been nice. Recycling was non-existent though, that was a little disappointing. All in all it was a wonderful vacation and we would definitely stay here again if they began a recycling program.
MSG from Albuquerque, NM on 06/12/2011 said:
The Condo was beautiful, comfortable and clean. Plenty of room for 5 of us. The kids loved the loft. The view from the lanai was amazing. The location was perfect. The swimming pools in the complex were great. The kitchen was perfectly stocked.
Beautiful Oceanfront from Anchorage on 03/18/2011 said:
One of the nicest units at Kanaloa at Kona, our preferred location on the Kona coast -- it is quiet, off the beaten path, and has great views. The unit is well laid out, with a view of the ocean, a small bay, and the mountain-side. Comfortable furnishings throughout, including the loft area, which our daughter enjoyed. The lanai was perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Recent tile and granite upgrades in the kitchen and all bathrooms made for a more luxury feel overall.
The condo had all that my family of four needed to enjoy the Big
Alan from Toronto on 04/07/2013 said:
We were pleasantly surprised to get a welcome basket of goodies for breakfast the first morning of our stay. We liked the view of the bay from the balcony and the sound of waves hitting the shore.The master bedroom is spacious. There was enough and more of kitchen utensils/cutlery, towels. The condo had a clean and welcoming feel. The condo is conveniently located. For snorkeling, the nearest beach is just five minutes away. Downtown is about 10-12 minutes away. Other beaches to the south are about 30-40 minutes away. What we liked the least was that we could look into a couple of other condo balconies and vice versa.
The views from the two lanais were outstanding, especially the b
Sharon from Seattle on 03/01/2013 said:
We enjoyed the beautiful views from the lanais and the sound of the waves in the bay. It was interesting watching various people occasionally come to snorkel, fish and surf. The condo was well-stocked, but had no wi-fi. The one drawback was cleanliness in some areas, especially the use of a strong floral-smelling detergent in cleaning out the refrigerator and microwave, leaving them smelly enough to flavor our bread and lettuce.
Delightful location, exceptional view, pleasantly quiet
Tina and Bob from Alameda, CA on 11/20/2012 said:
Our reasons for a four star rather than a five star are: 1-bed lines were OK, not exceptional 2-bathroom caulking and around the kitchen sink 3-Several wall light switches were not functioning 4-blinds need replacing Overall we were thrilled with our stay. The housekeepers were terrific, the condo staff helpful and the location perfect for all our adventures in and around Kona. The pool area is right on the ocean and lovely. We didn't use the Bbq's but they were available. One recommendation - be clear about the location and how to find the parking spot as we arrived in the dark and it was near to impossible to see where we needed to go. Overall, we enjoyed the space - large - the location and all the necessary items were in the unit including laundry soap for the washer. We would definitely return here.
Kanaloa by the Sea
J Shatto from Snohomish, WA on 09/11/2012 said:
Nice views, nice pools to swim in. Well kept and quite. Would recommend to all who want a nice place, close for Kailua/Kona. Close to beaches on the Pacific Ocean and coffeee plantations/growers.
Lovely quiet location outside of the busy town.
Claire from Dublin on 08/27/2012 said:
Great sized condo for a couple and great value. Nice outlook over the cove in a quiet area. Well equipped kitchen and appartment, nice breeze in from the front. My husband missed air condition occasionally. Close enough to Kona for nighly trips to the restaurants. Didn't us eteh pools but the beach side pool looked great.
Very large, peaceful condo with a beautiful east-facing partial
sweetpeaw from Victoria, BC, Canada on 02/16/2012 said:
We really enjoyed the condo. Sitting on the lanai as the sun rose and the waves lapped (or crashed) at the shore was my favorite part of our stay. The condo has a very well equipped kitchen. We liked the fact that there are 2 bathrooms but they could use a bit of modernizing. We also liked having the hard-wired internet access in the condo so that we could stay in touch with family and check our home town and sports news. The condo is on the second floor, with a set of about 15 stairs to get to it. This could be a problem for poeple with mobility issues. The resort is located just down the road from a large shopping centre with a grocery store, drug store, restaurants and shops. We used many of these services on multiple occasions. We have already recommended the condo to friends and we will continue to do so.
Jim Kaulbach from Wolfville, Nova Scotia on 01/04/2012 said:
A place to escape life's daily trials and tribulations. Quiet, relaxing, beautiful and certainly a hard working person's vacation stay if they just want to unwind.
Living in a lush, tropical garden with an ocean view
Illinois Couple from Chicago on 11/27/2011 said:
We loved condo 3403 with its ample space, tasteful furnishings, and two lanais: one overlooking the lapping waters of the bay, and the other with tropical flowers and a clear view of our rental car. The condo is a short drive from a shopping center with a grocery store, a full-service post office, banks, several restaurants, etc. It is also close to the Kona Country Club where we were able to golf the ocean course. We took several day trips along the southern coast, up the northern Kohala Coast and the beaches, to Hawi and the extreme north coast, and over the mountain to Waimea. We also managed a few beach days and some time to enjoy the pools at the resort. All breakfasts and most dinners were leisurely enjoyed in our condo. We hated to leave and would return here in a minute. Al, the owner, was helpful and receptive to our needs. Great place to stay! One can never do justice to the Big Island in just a week. We'll be back!
Ipo Ahuna from San Diego, CA on 10/17/2011 said:
Condo was clean and fully functional, walking for exercise was in a nice area. The location of the condos is in a secluded location, will definitely stay here again. Very quiet and peaceful. Click to rate would not let me enter 4 stars.
Great place, great location
Hal from Olympia WA on 05/22/2011 said:
The Kanaloa Resort is near ourfavorite snorkel beach, close to places we like to shop, eat at, or visit, is convenient to the highways, but is quiet and peaceful. Uniit 3403 has a great view, close to the water. The lanai made a perfect place for breakfast while planning the day.
Great Location- Great Vacation
MauiGeorg from Northern California on 05/06/2011 said:
This is a well placed condo, with a nice view and sounds of the ocean in a small cove, a few hundred feet beyond the lawn. We rented from the owner through alohaCondos.com (great web site!). Very good value at $99 night plus $125 cleaning fee. All the comforts of home, plus extras that other guests had left. The unit is somewhat dated but everything was clean and worked (the vertical blinds can be a challenge though). Well stocked with kitchen utensils and pans, and an outdoor barbeque just steps from the front door. The main noise we experienced was from the rental unit above (we called that flat footed family "the elephants"). We often had the pool all to ourselves; the adult pool is a special treat with extra warm water for evening swimming. The recent tsunami cleared out a lot of vegetation in the cove (no damage to the condos which are up on a rocky bluff) so the view is even better now and a gravel beach has emerged which you can walk down to and swim/snorkel. We've stayed at Kanaloa at Kona three times before and this resort is our favorite location, very convieniently placed for the grocery store and the fabulous snorkeling a 5 minute drive away at Kahalu'u beach and the world class snorkeling sites 30 minutes to the south. We'll be back!
What a lovely place to stay
Sue Bee from Vancouver British Columbia on 02/02/2011 said:
The condo was very comfortable and we felt right at home. The location was wonderful with a view of the bay. We received the morning sun and shade in the afternoon which allowed us to enjoy the lanai for the whole day. Everything that we needed was supplied ex: towels, dishes, etc. If we are fortunate enough to return we would definitely stay at this condo again. The two areas that needed repair were the fridge that leaked and the ensuite toilet which also leaked. We felt there could have been a few more drinking glasses.
Too good to be true
Joe and Rosie from San Diego, California on 06/02/2010 said:
My wife and I were amazed at the value which was presented to us by staying two weeks at this condo. It far surpassed our expectations. The view of the bay was spectacular as well as soothing to listen to. All possible dinnerware and cookware were provided. Cable modem for computer use was a big plus. The multiple pools both normal and hot/Jacuzzi were immaculate. Bbqs were located everywhere. The physical location of the complex is very well situated. I really can't say enough good things about this rental. I must mention a small minus though. Sleeping beyond 6:30am is almost impossible because of the property staff preparing the adjecent pool area for daily use. Their conversations were heard as if they were in the bedroom with us. Still I would stay here again anytime knowing that scenario.
Super Serene and Restful Place
algee from hawaii on 05/13/2010 said:
Loved going to sleep to the sound of the surf in the bay. And occasionally watching surfers during the day. Will be back.
FirstTimeKonaVisitor from California, U.S.A. on 03/04/2010 said:
Good condo, enjoyed our stay, beautiful view of the cove. A couple of maintenance issues: tub in larger bath did not drain when used as a shower; window shades need replacing in bedroom (several had been damaged by prior users, didn't close properly); wall in bathroom beneath window needs washing.
Great Place to Stay - Great Owner!
northstarhawaii from Hawaii on 02/05/2010 said:
Surreal views! Beautiful, modern and well-appointed ocean-side condo villa. Definitely a home away from home. Great place to stay - close to golf, snorkeling and shopping. Love the pools and tennis - very accommodating & friendly owner, consequently excellent guest services. Thank You!
bryngls from New Brighton, MN on 04/16/2009 said:
Our unit was perfect! We came for our wedding & stayed for the honeymoon. My parents had come here before so were familiar with Kanaloa. Love the quiet here & the new restaurant with great food. Our unit has a great view & was just the right for the two of us. There was so much to do on the island we ran out of time & hated to leave. We definitely will plan on a return trip for an anniversary & hopefully stay in the same unit, it would be perfect! Thanks again for a wonderful place to start our life together & have a truly memorable week in paradise. Mahalo, Kira & Dan
Happy renters from Tampa, Florida on 05/05/2013 said:
This condo provides a peaceful retreat from everyday life. Its ideally located to almost anything you want to do on the Big Island. The condo has beautiful upgrades and furnishings and the resort is nice and quiet.The owners are wonderful people to rent from. Highly recommended.
Perfect Hawaii condo
Cyndy and John from Walnut Creek, CA on 03/28/2013 said:
We loved our stay at this beautifully appointed condo. It felt luxurious and was very well-equipped. We enjoyed cooking in the large kitchen and grilling outside. Very family friendly place. The main pool is right across from the condo--great but noisy during school vacations.
great location and wonderful amenities
linda from yakima on 02/24/2013 said:
The condo was beautifully updated with granite counters, and comfortable furniture. The view from the lanai was of the bay. Loved the sound of the ocean. Enjoyed the use of 3 pools and hottubs and the nearness to the grocery. Only criticism is the location of the bedroom which looks out to the condo driveway. The bed could have had a softer mattress cover. Only say that because I'm used to a softer bed. There was plenty room for our golf clubs etc.
Workin Mum from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 02/16/2013 said:
We loved our stay. The condo is situated so that the main Lanai overlooks a lovely bay area. We spent may hours watching surfers, the waves and the boats. The sounds of the ocean are wonderful. The condo kitchen was well stocked for creating your own Hawaiian cuisine which we did. The condo is clean and well kept. It is decorated in lovely tropical colours. Lowell the owner was available for any issues. We had a few things that decided not to work like the hair dryer, the phone, and the washer. The washer was fixed as soon as possible and Lowell said he would reimburse us for the laundromat fees, a new portable phone, and a new hair dryer and beach chairs. The complex is wonderful, with 3 pools, our favourite was the ocean side pool. We saw whales almost every time we were there. The days that the waves were high, you could watch surfers from the pool also. The complex is located south of Kailua-Kona, a drive to town takes about 10 minutes, the location is perfect if you want a quieter place but is located with easy access to a shopping centre and a great restaurant, Sam Choys. The bay adjacent to the complex has all sorts of water activities, you can go kayaking, surfing,snorkelling and go out during a night snorkel just offshore to see large manta rays feeding. They get so close they sometimes touch you. Breathtaking experience, Just a wonderful place and experience.
Kanaloa Condo 3504 review-1/13- Had great time.
Jim from Danville, Ca on 01/14/2013 said:
Overall- well furnished and equipped condo with a great view of bay and Kona Marriott Hotel. New carpet on stairs made for beautiful and easy access to this 2nd floor condo. Negatives- Lighting needs to be improved as there is really only one light in the sitting room. A small table in the main room would be nice for reading, games, and eating when the weather is not suitable on the deck. Proximity to road made leaving the windows open in bedroom a problem. In summary, it was a great stay.
I just want to mention that sometime guests will add personal preferences in their reviews and are often not a concern to any other guests. I believe such is the case with the two items mentioned by this guest reviewer. There is a reading light in the great room placed next to a comfortable chair for the very purpose of reading a paper or book. There are many overhead lights that provide good lighting at night. There are also two small tables that sit in front of the couch that are multifunctional and can be moved around for various uses including placing game boards and playing cards.
There are no major roads that run by the very private Kanaloa Resort. Yes, within the resort there are roads that run by the back of many of the condos as there needs to be a way to drive to the condos in the resort. There is limited traffic because the resort is gated and not available to general traffic. At night there is hardly any traffic and the resort is very quite. During the day if you left the sliding doors open to the back lanai and or bedroom windows you will likely hear some periodic slow moving motor vehicles in the resort, but this frankly has not been raised as an issue by most guests in the resort. For the most part people are out and about or on the ocean front lanai watching the beautiful Hawaii surf! Come be our guests in our beautifully remodeled luxury Kanaloa 3504 condo.
Mahalo Lowell and Kris! Owners, Kanaloa 3504
Our stay at Kanaloa condo 3504 was very enjoyable
Denise from St. Paul MN on 06/25/2012 said:
We truely enjoyed using the condo and the location was perfect. The longer we were there the more it started feeling like home away from home. The decor was nice and the place was clean. I would ask however that there be more privacy in the bedroom. The bamboo curtain didn't really afford much in privacy at night with the lights on. Also, there is a window pain missing in the one of the slatted windows which allows for lots of noice to filter in as if it were right in the room with you. Other than that the condo was very comfortable and a joy to use. Lowell was very accomadating as well. The view was wonderful too. Thank you!
A Great Birthday
Jeff and Kathi from Edgewood Wa on 06/17/2012 said:
The condo was well furnished and the kitchen was great for cooking. This was our second time to this island. We wished the weather would have been a little better we had vog and haze some days. This time of year the flowers were beautiful. We would stay here again for sure.
Perfect for us!
Dan from Pismo Beach, California on 06/12/2012 said:
We live in California. This unit was exactly what we were looking for. We've been to Hawaii over ten times and we prefer staying at condos. This one was perfect. It is well equipped, has an ocean view, and the pool, grounds, and facilities are first class. The unit has air condtioning, but we didn't need it during our stay in May 2012. The view from the lanai was beautiful. We would love to return some day. I cannot imagine what could be done to improve the unit. Dan & Heid
Great place to stay!
Colleen from Michigan on 02/04/2012 said:
This is a great condo! Wonderful ocean view, very nicely furnished, great space and clean. So happy we didn't stay on alli Drive, much too busy and loud. Shopping center within a 5 minute drive also added to the convenience. The whole complex is well maintaned and beautifully landscaped. Definitely would stay here again
Loved the Condo and the location
Tom and Barb from Colorado on 01/19/2012 said:
We were overall very pleased with the condo and the location. We walked to Trade Winds for a couple of excursions, and the shopping center is very convenient. The sunset pool is very nice. The condo was not as clean as it could have been, but that wasn't a big deal. The bed in the master is past its prime, and my wife developed back issues by the end of our stay. I'd suggest a new mattress. All in all, we would come back and recommend to friends, but I really think you should invest in a new mattress. Aloha.
Exception not the Rule: My cleaning person had to visit her mother in California for a week and she had her husband fill in for her. He thought that the second bath shower/tub had not been used since there were only two people staying in the condo. Our regular cleaning person is very thorough and has a cleaning checklist she follows each time she cleans the condo.
Regarding the mattress I can only tell you that we purchased a very expensive mattress just 4 years ago. This is the first guest who commented on the mattress. I know one size does not always fit all so if this guest was having back problems I suppose a particular mattress could add to the problem. However, I dont think most condo owners can accommodate for the total spectrum of potential health related issues that guests have. I purchased a mattress firmness that is typical recommended for rental condos. My wife Kris and I visit yearly and are constantly monitoring what condition things are in and update and replace just as you would with your home.
Mahola for your understanding of the challenges of accommodating all special health related issues.
Lowell and Kris Zimmerman (Owners)
Paradise in Kona
Top Hat from Olympia WA on 11/26/2011 said:
Great location. Kanaloa is our favorite spot to stay in Kona. 3504 was well set up for us; comfortable and cozy. We'll be back.
Quiet and relaxing
Ironman Spectators from Laguna Niguel, CA on 10/29/2011 said:
Hi Lowell, My husband and I had a relaxing, enjoyable time at your condo. We spent most of our time on the lanai--listening to the surf and watching the paddleboarders and surfers on the bay. The resort is well maintained and it's an easy walk to the Keahou shopping center. The condo is very spacious and we enjoyed the remodeled kitchen. Thanks for sharing your home.
Great condo, great location
J Schell from Edmonton on 09/03/2011 said:
We stayed at this condo for nine days at the end of august. The condo was clean, comfortable, well maintained and well equipped. The view is wonderful, complimented by the ocean breeze and the sounds of crashing waves - a true glimpse of island life. Lowell was easy to deal with and very responsive during the reservation process and afterwords. The resort has everything - three pools (one oceanside), hot tubs, tennis courts, and friendly and helpful staff. You are minutes away from Keauhou Bay (where you board the Fair Winds/Sea Quest snorkel tour boats)and the Keauhou Shopping Centre. We had a terrific and memorable stay - I would recommend this condo in a heartbeat.
ac from Los ANgeles on 06/11/2011 said:
This condo is at a great location right next to the water. The kitchen and living room are well furnished and the lanai is perfect to enjoy your meals. The pools nearby are very nice as well, especially the ocean view pool. The main issues are the bathrooms are a little stinky and the towels are old and dingy. Not sure if the smell is due to humidity or age of the bathroom as the smaller one appears to have been upgraded. Overall a great place to stay for a central location to most activities.
Coincidently my wife Kris and I (owners) arrived the very same day this guest checked out and we stayed the following 5 days. First, we did not detect any unusual orders in either bathroom the entire time of our stay. Additionally no other guests ever mentioned this topic to us. We take great pride in our condo having invested over 100K in the remodel in 2008 and we continue to keep things up.
Secondly, regarding the towels we replace the towels every few months. It is possible that some older back up towels were put out, but there are other towels available in the closets and there is also a high end front loading washer and dryer available to our guests. In a humid tropical climate towels do need to be washed more frequently and dried preferably with a softener to add a nice scent to the towels. No different than home - right!
Lowell and Kris (Owners) Kanaloa 3504
Colin from Oakland, CA on 05/14/2011 said:
Our 3rd stay in this unit. All good, lovely view off the lanai! Excellent internet connection. We don't go to Hawaii to watch TV, but it would be nice if a flat screen were purchased.
The place is beautiful
Jan from Denver, Co on 04/24/2011 said:
I have stayed in this same complex several times, it is beautiful and feels away from the town, just love it !!!
Almost Ocean Front
oregoncrna from Portland, OR on 03/15/2011 said:
Very large 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo that was recently updated. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen contained most of the amenities we needed for our 10-day stay. The unit is set back from the water and sandwiched between two other units; it faces a bay rather than the ocean so you are unable to watch sunsets from the unit's lanai. So it could be labeled "waterfront" but we would choose a true oceanfront unit next time. There were specific instructions to take the trash out every day due to ants, but only one garbage bag was provided. Garbage bags for each day of the stay should be provided so the guest does not have to buy a box of bags. Also, the washer/dryer needs he detergent--it would be nice if a few loads of detergent were included as we did not know to get he detergent. The unit had central aC which kept our place comfortable. For the same price, the other members of our party had true oceanfront units with more privacy. We would want to either pay less for this unit or pay the same and get true oceanfront!
Please note that the guest commented on how comfortable Kanaloa 3504 was and that it was a newly remodeled condo with AC. A previous guest called Kanaloa 3504 A Designers Dream. Regarding the outstanding waterfront views from Kanaloa 3504 I would ask you to read the comments of other guests. Most guests rave about the fantastic white water views and the sounds of the ocean. There are no buildings between the water and Kanaloa 3504.
Regarding sunsets, the sun sets somewhat differently in the west based on the time of year, but it sets in the west. Is it reasonable to expect to view a sunset from every condo Lanai even though it faces north, south or east? One of the best viewing areas for sunsets at Kanaloa is the ocean pool area. Please keep in mind that sunsets in Hawaii occur very quickly and there is not a lot of time to watch before the sun drops beyond the horizon.
As far as providing garbage bags and high efficiency laundry detergent we normally do keep these items stocked. Our Kanaloa guests only need to place a phone call to me to resolve any minor items such as this. If you read other guest comments you will see that my wife Kris and I certainly try to provide a high level of guest service. Having invested over $100,000 in the remodel hopefully tells you we care about offering our guests a truly luxury condo experience.
Lowell, owner Kanaloa 3504
Heart in Hawaii from Burlington, ON, Canada on 02/24/2011 said:
We stayed at Kanaloa 3504 in beautiful Kailua-Kona. This is a beautifully renovated, very large one bedroom condo overlooking a lovely little bay. We only ended up using the air conditioning the evening of our arrival because after that it was just lovely to have the ocean breeze cooling the unit. Everything about this condo spells comfort - comfortable beds, furniture, bathing facilities, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor furniture on the lanai - everything. We even had access to beach chairs and boogie board to use whilst visiting the many, varied beaches on the Big Island. The location is so convenient to both the town of Kailua, and is right on Keauhou bay where you can rent paddleboards and kayaks. It's also a 10 minute walk up the hill to the Keahou shopping centre which has some great restaurants and a grocery store as well as a local, organic farmers' market on Saturdays. It's also a 5 minute drive to Kahaluu beach which has (in my opinion) some of the best snorkeling in the world, and where the sea turtles come right up onto the rocks to bask in the sun. Wonderful vacation! Wonderful fun! Wonderful Kanaloa 3504!
Great condo and property
Lynette from Grand Rapids, MN on 02/16/2011 said:
Aloha Lowell & Family, Thank you for the use of you condo at Kanaloa. My husband and I enjoyed our stay very much, we did a lot of relaxing on this holiday. It was nice to be laid back and your condo is very comfortable to spend time in, the whole resort is beautiful. In our opinion you have one of the best views/locations in the resort! We find this location very convenient for traveling around the Kona area. Mahalo, Lynette
Rick from Ashland, OR on 12/26/2010 said:
The condo is in an ideal location (both within the condo complex and the greater Kona area), comfortable, and well-outfitted. We had a great stay - it was a great for heading everywhere we wanted to go - to Kona markets, to Volcanoes, and to the south bays of Kealakekua, Honaunau, and Hookena. Loved the oceanside pool and sunsets, and the sound of the waves off the lanai. Would definitely stay here again.
Ben from Green Valley, AZ on 12/09/2010 said:
Hawaii at its best- 1. Terrific oceanfront location 2. Gorgeous tropical landscaped grounds which are surrounded by the ocean and magnificant Kona Country golf course 3. Spacious like new first class condo unit with two wonderful lanais 4. Very peaceful location, away from the crowds in central Kailua Kona.
The Millers from Spokane WA on 12/01/2010 said:
This lovely condo is located just close enough to Kailua-Kona to be convenient and far enough away to be quiet and peaceful. Beautifully furnished, great ocean and bay view. Air conditioning helps a lot!
M Tyre from Apollo Beach, FL on 11/16/2010 said:
Exceptional condo with a beautiful view of the ocean. You can sit on the deck and watch the surfers and canoes. Good location and access to all of the Kona Coast. Minutes to the grocery store and a variety of restaurants and even a movie theater! Kona Country Club is minutes away for ocean and mountain courses. The condo has all the comforts of home and parking is very close to the front door.
Complex not what we expected
Family of 4 from Seattle from Seattle on 07/22/2010 said:
Was not warned that the oceanside pool was closed for the summer. Was not expecting there to be 15 multi-generational people staying in the unit above us and the one pool left open for children to be crowded. The unit itself was clean, well cared for, lovely. The water view was not as good as I had anticipated. This was (to me) a very expensive place to stay with reduced/crowded amenities and lack of peace at times. We actually felt that we had to leave the complex to regain our sanity. Not what we were hoping for at the price tag.
Note that our guest said that Kanaloa 3504 was very clean and well cared for, lovely. What more can you expect from an owner? Kanaloa has three pools and they have been resurfacing each pool area to make sure Kanaloa guests have the nicest resort facilities. Two of the pools have been resurfaced and the last pool to be worked on was the ocean pool. When one pool is resurfaced the other two pools are still available. Contrary to this guests comment there were still two pools open not one: one was for adults only and the other was open to all. How many Kona resorts have three pools? As you can tell from the other Flip Key guest comments they really liked the view and ocean sights and sounds from Kanaloa 3504.
As far as having 15 people of multi-generations staying in the condo above I think I will let my reader determine the accuracy of this comment! Kanaloa has a policy against excessive over use of a unit and a guest needs to contact Kanaloa Resort Security available on the grounds 24 x7 and they will investigate any misuse of a condo. Please understand there are only 4 or 6 condos to a building so you rarely get the issues that a more densely built complex has. Guests are distributed over the resorts 13 acres so it is good as it can get. The key when staying at any luxury vacation accommodations is to alert Security sooner rather than later to remedy annoying situations. Kanaloa is staffed to make your vacation a truly great experience!
In summary, people have different tolerances and expectations. We strive to make things as perfect as possible. Kanaloa 3504 is a magnificent luxury condo (as reported by past guests) having been recently remodeled at a cost of over $100,000. I hope you will consider a stay at Kanaloa 3504.
Lowell and Kris, Owners, Kanaloa at Kona, Condo 3504
Great Condo for a family!
Justin Shofler from Littleton, CO on 07/01/2010 said:
We stayed at Kanaloa at Kona 3504 with our two young boys for a week in June. The Condo was very lovely. Furnished nicely and well-supplied. Our boys loved the murphy bed, and thought it was very cool to pull their bed out of the wall each night. The pool/ping pong table directly across from the condo was also a big hit! The condo is in a very good location to explore the entire Kona coast, and is only a minute or two away from the most popular snorkeling beach on the island. The owner, Lowell, was very easy to do business with, as well. Overall, a very nice (and affordable) condo rental in a beautiful place! Justin Shofler
Big island from Brisbane, Ca on 06/13/2010 said:
Had a wonderful stay. Walking in I felt so at home I all most said out load IaM home. I most enjoyed the remodel to the unit, some at this property need a little upgrade (jet tubs out/walk in showers in). I have stayed at Kanaloa property many times and this unit by far is one of the best! Can not wait to see the remodel on the sea side pool! Mahalo and aloha
Marvelous May Hideaway!
Dancers from Southern California on 06/07/2010 said:
From beginning to end this is one of the nicest experience in renting a condo I have had. Every question was answered quickly, correctly and followed up by Lowell. The unit was lovely, well furnished, in beautiful, clean, comfortable condition and a delight to call home for a week. From the lanai we enjoyed the sound+view of the surf breaking on the rocks, and the paddlers practicing morning and evening. A perfect relaxing location (pool, BBQ, tennis court just a few steps away), open floor plan, ventilation options (silent ceiling fans or a/c) for temperature that suits you. We love the natural open Hawaiian breeze kissing our skin so we did appreciate this option. Just wish we could have stayed at least twice as long to fully enjoy everything...as dancers we were involved in a five day intense dance workshop so our play time was very limited. The location is great as you have super market, restuarants, drugstore, theater, post office, gas station a short distance away. Great place to snokel and beach also within a few miles. Highly recommend you enjoy the hospitality you will recieve from a visit at Konaloa at Kona. Thanks to Lowell it's all good!
Wonderful Home in Paradise
atrinei from San Francisco Bay Area on 05/24/2010 said:
We rented condo 3504 FROM the Big Island; we were lucky enough to extend our visit and found this condo online. The owner was fabulous, and so accommodating. We couldn't have asked for more in a condo: lanai for eating all of our meals to the sound of the ocean, comfy beds and equipped kitchen. We will stay here again!
Good times with one fly in the ointment.
Colin from California on 05/19/2010 said:
Well appointed, clean condo with a great lanai. My only concern was the upstairs three bedroom unit. Both times we have stayed, there has been a group of teenagers upstairs. The noise level did not go down until after complaining (after midnight).
As you can tell from this review the guest has only good things to say about the actual condition of and views at Kanaloa 3504. As far as noise bothering quests from another Kanaloa condo unit I can only tell you that Kanaloa has a policy against excessive noise and a guest needs to contact Security available on the grounds 24 x7 and they will put a stop to any problem. Please understand there are only 4 or 6 condos to a building so noise is rarely a problem. The key when staying at any luxury vacation accommodations is to alert Security sooner rather than later to remedy the situation. Kanaloa is staffed to make your vacation a truly great experience!
Third Holiday for a month at 3504
Dorothy and brian from Vancouver Canada on 05/02/2010 said:
Another great Holiday at 3504. We have stayed 3 times at 3504 for a month each time. Great unit, great location. Unit was immaculate as always and we had a lovley time. Dorothy and Brian Vancouver Canada
A piece of paradise
The Tait Clan from Guelph, Ontario, Canada on 04/06/2010 said:
Everything was as promised - beautiful, clean, on the ocean, centrally located, and the open communication with the owner was outstanding. Loved everything, and would go again in a heartbeat! What we liked best - falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the coastline. What we liked least - leaving!
Couldn't be better
zubenelgenubi28 from Phoenix, AZ on 04/03/2010 said:
I was a bit nervous at first to book an individual's condo rather than use a hotel or timeshare. But when I had questions before booking, the owner both e-mailed and called me to answer. Right away I felt more comfortable. And when we got there everything was seamless. It was in a wonderful, quiet area; great cross-ventilation; immaculate; and extremely comfortable. We spent nearly the entire time there on the front deck, with its lovely view. Being able to cook meals instead of going out to restaurants all the time was wonderful; and they had a kitchen with every gadget to one's content. The only thing missing was a grill. We loved the Big Island and when we go again there will be no hesitation in booking 3504 again. Mahala.
Beautiful location but unit could use a little decor improvement
Norton from Kelowna, British Columbia on 03/15/2010 said:
We stayed in Unit 3504 and found it very nice and well appointed. We know the owners had painted and added granite to the space but it could still use a little tweeking. The carpet on stairs should be replaced as quite worn and is separating at the top. Cushions for the outdoor furniture would make it more comfy to watch the gorgeous ocean waves and for entertaining. On the whole very well-equipped but could use a safe for valuables as well as new pillows and pillow protectors in the bedroom. The duvet and shams were tasteful as were the furnishings. The owners were excellent to deal with and very organized with communication, directions etc.
Thank you for your review.
It is very important to be accurate when making comments about accommodations. As a reader of this comment you should know that my wife Kris and I invested over $100,000 in our 2007 remodel. It included: new tile floors inside and outside on both lanais, granite kitchen and bathroom counter tops, created walk-in shower in master bath, replaced all bathroom toilets and tube in second bathroom, added central air-condition, new ceiling fans, remodeled kitchen and added a build in desk area off kitchen, all new furniture (king size bed in bedroom) and appliances, new pictures and much more. Not just paint and granite
The only carpet in the condo is on the stairs which we chose to do for safety purposes. As far as the carpet coming loose at the top of the stairs my cleaning person reported it on March 15 and on our annual visit beginning March 16, 2010 I had the carpet reattached at the very top of the step. The carpet was cleaned and although is 3 years old it still does not look very worn to justify replacement. Because it is a low mat carpet the renters may have viewed this as worn. Reality is that things do break in homes and as owners we always make repairs immediately upon notification.
We do have a new cushion for the front lanai teak recliner which the guest did not mention. However, we do not have cushions on the individual teak chairs around the outside teak dining table. Due to the ocean salt. sun, and occasional rains and primarily sanitary purposes we have chosen to oil the teak wood rather than adding individual chair cushions.
We do replace the bedroom pillows every two years so we will look at replacing them again and this is a fair comment and request for luxury accommodations such as Kanaloa 3504.
Lowell and Kris, Owners, Kanaloa at Kona, Condo 3504
Return trip even better than the first!
lbmonty from Apex, NC on 11/18/2009 said:
After our first stay at this condo in 2008, my husband and I were eager to return. From the elegant furnishings to the gorgeous view... everything met our (very high!) expectations. When we arrived, the place was spotless. And the owners are very responsive and accomodating. We visit Kona twice per year, and we hope this unit is available the next time we return. After several noisy and disappointing condo experiences on Ali'i Drive, we think there's no better condo complex than Kanaloa, and no better one-bedroom value than unit 3504.
HGD from San Diego, CA on 10/17/2009 said:
Beautiful location, beautiful view. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. The Lanai was our favorite spot. All the furniture was in very good condition; all the amenities such as linens, towels, kitchenware, etc. were in good condition also. The place was really nice the only draw back you could hear your neighbor in the unit above you. They condo grounds with the tropical plants were beautiful and nicely kept, and the amenities of the complex with outdoor barbecues, 3 pools and a tennis court were wonderful. We had a really great time and plan to be back to see the turtles, sunsets and relax again, in this "home away from home". It's a very special place.
Mads from Denmark - Europe on 08/06/2009 said:
This condo is very nice and the resort is also great. We loved the scenic view from the lanai and the nicely decorated spacious condo. Would highly recommend you to stay in this condo. Br. Mads and family.
windsock from Vail, CO on 05/22/2009 said:
What a great place. View of the ocean, big balconies, lots of space, washer dryer, great grounds with tennis, pools, etc. We never used the pools, but they looked great. Very quiet around the area. Saw a turtle in the bay outside the complex. Wonderful having the internet, it was a must. The place probably needs some new utensils for the kitchen. Other than that it is tip top shape.
Very nice and quiet
Brian O from El Cerrito, CA on 05/19/2009 said:
This is a well-located and quiet location. We enjoyed the views from the deck and the walks to appreciate the sunset. The place was immaculate, and we enjoyed the personal touches the owners have added. It was like being a guest in their home. Highly recommended.
Very nice resort and unit
Yellowknifer from Yellowknife, NT Canada on 04/23/2009 said:
We stayed 6 days in Kanaloa at Kona. Very nice and huge suite. There were three of us and we just kept the murphy bed down the whole time and there was still lots of living room. The resort is well taken care of, the pools were great and we found the other guests very friendly.
Beautifull and very well equiped home
Dorothy and brian from Vancouver BC Canada on 04/16/2009 said:
We have stayed twice at 3504 for a month in 2007 and 2008 and have booked again this year for another month. Lowell and Kris have renovated this condo to the highest standard. It has been beautifully furnished and is very well maintained. The view from the Lanai of the ocean is magical. We would recommend this unit to anyone. Dorothy and Brian Vancouver Canada
Great place to stay!
Ann from Northern California on 04/11/2009 said:
This was a really great rental for the end of our trip to the Big Island. We loved being able to do our laundry & also being able to cook instead of eating out all the time. The owners are great as well, they answered our questions quickly & I would definitely stay here again.
Beautiful comfortable and clean with a great view
rd from Corvallis, Oregon on 04/06/2009 said:
My husband and I had a wonderful time staying at the condo. The owners were very nice and accomadating. It was very nicely remodeled and clean. The view from living room was great! We ate breakfast at the little cafe by the ocean and the food was good. There is no beach by the resort but that was ok with us. The pools were nice and maintained. We would definetly stay there again.
Colin from oakland, ca on 04/02/2009 said:
Very Clean. Nice bay view. Concerns--1)too much noise from upstairs. 2) For the price, there could have been a little nicer amenities such as soap and toilet paper. Overall a good experience!
The owner - Lowell Zimmerman - does now provide soap and 2 rolls of toilet paper for each bathroom.
An outstanding, peaceful place to stay right on the ocean
Iris from Oronoco, MN on 01/13/2013 said:
The condo was exceptionally clean, comfortable and well appointed to accomodate our five-person family. The lanai overlooked a bay of the ocean and was a delightftul place to have breakfast or read and relax. The kitchen was well appointed and the dishwasher and clothes washer and drier were very useful. An amplitude of towels, renewed daily, and of beach towels were supplied. The whole area was secure and safe to walk around in and enjoy the pools and the beach.
Perfect in Paradise
cdb from Calgary, AB on 12/29/2012 said:
Condo 3601 in Kanaloa at Kona was great! You couldn't get a more picture perfect a accommodation overlooking a beautiful bay. The grounds, gardens, and pools were lovely and well-kept. The condo itself was very well-equipped with anything plus more that one would need for their vacation. The owners even left welcome gifts for us. The surreal sound of the ocean from the lanai was a comforting sound. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kanaloa at Kona 3601.
Lynn from Saratoga on 07/28/2012 said:
The condo and complex was everything we expected! The condo is exactly as you see in the video tour. It is beautifully decorated and immaculate. The condo is very private and even sitting on the lanai it seems as if the view is yours alone. It is plenty large for a family of four. The walk-in closets and large bathrooms were a bonus. Our girls, ages 18 and 21, commented that they loved the condo and location so much they would be willing to give up their separate rooms at home to live in this condo! Getting to the condo was easy thanks to the directions provided by Chuck. Check-in was a breeze. There was a wonderful basket of fresh fruit, jams, and Kona coffee from the local farmers market to greet our arrival. We can't even express how fabulous it was to eat breakfast on the lanai each morning and listen to the waves and watch the boats, kayakers, and snorkelers. Everything you could want is provided for in the condo and then some. In addition to all the snorkel and beach gear, there was a small ice chest and ice packs and even binoculars for taking in all the beautiful views. It was also very convenient to shopping, with a farmer's market on Saturday morning (there is another a bit farther on Wednesday). We highly recommend this condo!
We'd like to thank you Lynn, for taking the time to write such a glowing
review. We've put a lot of thought and energy into providing special
amenities at our condo so that our guests will really feel at home and enjoy their stay in Hawaii. Your review describing and appreciating so many of these features have made it all worthwhile.
Mahalo, Betty and Stewart Berkshire, Owners Kanaloa 3601
R. White from San Clemente CA on 07/05/2012 said:
Nice location. Great View. Well furnished. Comfortable.Service was timely and adequate. If Chuch Buser had not handled the reservation so well I would not be spending my time on this review
We will rent 3601 again
Kim from Redmond,Wa on 02/24/2012 said:
This was our 6th time at Kanaloa over the past 7 yrs and all but once on the ocean. Unit 3601 is our favorite so far. The lanai faces a small bay that often had great wave action with lots of surfers to watch.There were snorkelers when the bay was quiet. The approach to the entry is very private and at ground level. Very nice landscaping. We like the floor plan of the --01 units. This unit was very clean,attractive,well equipped with updated kitchen.When we came in there was a basket of goodies waiting for us, a nice touch. We opted for a/C but could have done without. The unit building is immediately to the left of the property's entry gate and has dedicated covered parking as well as some open spots for visitors Everything worked,there is wi-fi and snorkel, beach towels, umbrella,etc available. Kanaloa property has 3 sets of pools,hot tubs,barbeques,changing rooms as well as lighted tennis courts and is over all quite attractive. It's close to markets,dining and golf. We had a good 3 weeks
Quiet and Beautiful
MPRIMM from Chicago on 01/22/2012 said:
Perfect place to stay on the big island!! You literally stay right on the ocean. Has great swimming pools and is a great place for families and couples that don't want to stay in just another hotel.
Everything you need
Ducksoup315 from Oregon on 01/17/2012 said:
This condo has it all. Mellow atmosphere. Great location. Wonderful view with big surf sounds. Clean and well equipped. Nice pool areas. Everything you need for a perfect Hawaiian vacation.
Awesome location, great condo!
Joan from Albuquerque on 01/14/2012 said:
The condo is beautifully decorated and supplied. The location on He'eia Bay is wonderful. Couldn't ask for more. We'll be back!
A home away from home
TWO SISTERS from Fullerton, Ca. on 11/02/2011 said:
I loved the video tour because the condo was exactly the way you saw it. There was great communication and ease in going into the property. The home was warm and comfy with a view of a small bay. All the amenities were excellent and everything worked. I liked the location and view the best. The only thing is with 2 adults,not married, we needed a double bed in the other room in lieu of two twins. However, for a family or people who don't mind twin beds, this unit is ideal
We're happy that you enjoyed your stay in our condo while visiting Hawaii. However, we regret that you were dissatisfied with the twin bed setup. Under "Features and Amenities" our website offers the option of having either twin beds or a king-size bed in the guest bedroom. Even if you had neglected to make your wishes know in advance, our local contact here in Kona would have been more than happy to convert the twins to a king had he been notified. When you plan your next visit you may indicate your choice of bed configuration in the guest bedroom on the reservation and have it ready and waiting for you upon your arrival.
Stewart Berkshire, Owner Condo 3601.
Awesome spot, loud waves, beautiful condo
kbear from Guam on 10/17/2011 said:
One of the nicest places we have ever stayed. The lanai is perfect! It looks like this is a quiet beach cove in the pictures, and I was so pleasantly surprised to realize that the waves crash in below the lanai loud enough to hear throughout the living area of the condo. We loved it!!! Everything was perfect.
Perfect in Every Way
SKLN from Orange County, CA on 09/22/2011 said:
My husband, 20-year-old son, and I loved this condo. It is gorgeous and incredibly spacious. Every morning I came straight out to the living room to enjoy the view. I opened the sliding glass doors to hear the ocean. The owners have provided everything a vacationer might need. Aloha Condos is excellent as well. I will rent through them on my next trip to Hawaii.
Could not be better
Dean B. from Siloam Springs, AR on 02/10/2011 said:
I can't tell you how wonderful this condo was. Everything was fabulous and could not have been better. We would absolutely return.
Awesome! - would definitely stay here again.
Donna from San Jose, CA on 12/14/2010 said:
This condo was top notch. the pictures didn't do it justice. It was beautiful, clean, private, quite and right on the ocean. the view from the lanai was gorgeous...you look right out at an ocean cove. It's a few steps to both pools and tennis courts. The drive into town was about 10 minutes. the drive to kona and snorkeling destinations was also about 10 min. There was no fault with this place at all. There was a *tinsy* bit of construction noise when at the pool by the ocean..but it was short. Pool by the ocean was incredible. Condo had many helpful books..hawaii sights and restaurant menus. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who would like a peaceful stay on hawaii. The rental process was also very easy compared to other places I stayed. I was blown away and plan to stay here again if i can! Seriously awesome...
Perfect vacation condo
Girl's Trip from San Jose, CA on 10/21/2010 said:
Great condo. Very clean, well equipped kitchen. All the amenities one could ask for. The lanai was so great to sit out and have our breakfasts and dinners. Couldn't have asked for more.
Comfortable and Relaxing Condo For Family
PBarton from Redondo Beach, CA on 09/27/2010 said:
Unit 3601had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing vacation. The beds were very comfortable. We did not need air cond. Pools were wonderful - the pool by the ocean is now open. We used everything - Bbq's, beach equipment, all linens (excellent quality), washer dryer, cooked over 1/2 our meals and sat on beautiful lanai, reference books - all was perfect! We are planning our trip for next year!
Quiet,Very nicely furnished and fully equipped,Beautiful View
Charles H. from Hartwell, GA on 06/16/2010 said:
We stayed here for a week celebrating our 50th anniversary. It was the perfect condo for us. It is located within beautiful grounds(my wife said it was like walking around in the Garden of Eden) with the lanai overlooking a small cove with the ocean waves breaking against the shoreline,sounds of a variety of birds,a quiet peacefulness, and private location.The condo is beautifully furnished with care and equipped with everything you could need or want.We would highly recommend.
Jim from Danville, CA on 06/10/2010 said:
Great Condo with great view. Condo is well appointed. Aloha group was helpful as well. Master bath sink plug broken. Master bath toilet flush broken. Neighbors in 3700 unit very noisy at 5 am. Overall- great stay. Jim
Thank you for calling our attention to these problems. Since your stay in condo 3601, the sink plug in the master bathroom has been re-connected. The defective part has been replaced.
The flush mechanism is no longer a problem in the master bathroom. The toilets have been upgraded to new raised, water-conserving Kohler commodes.
In the future, if there are any maintenance needs, please call our local contact person. He is very responsive and will arrange to have necessary repairs made immediately.
As for noisy neighbors, some people arriving from the mainland or other countries forget that they are in a time zone that is different from where they live. This can happen in any resort area. Kanaloa has regulations restricting noise between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. A call to Security will promptly summon someone who will politely inform the offending party.
Thank you again for your comments, and I am glad that overall, you enjoyed the many amenities provided for your comfort in condo 3601.
Stewart Berkshire, Owner, Kanaloa at Kona, Condo 3601
Great place to stay
Hawaii vacationers from WA on 05/20/2010 said:
Thanks for making this wonderful condo available to us. It was perfect for two couples. It was clean, well-outfitted, and had a terrific view of the ocean. Aloha Condos made the financial part of the transaction easy. We have rented vacation condos from them in the past and have always been pleased with the quality of their service.
felt like home
campbell from cannon beach, oregon on 03/18/2010 said:
loved, love, loved our week staying at this condo. we've traveled to kailua-kona several times and i'd like to start by saying the KTA grocery store up the hill has improved so much over the past couple years. you can get all sorts of local produce (much of it organic) and their prices are comparable; for the big island, at least. costco also has some great local stuff. that being said -- the kitchen in this unit was awesome! the appliances themselves all worked great (that blender was crazy!), but more so the way it was furnished was the nicest part. there were herbs and seasonings and extra paper towels and jars of various condiments were actually left in the fridge! they supplied cleaning products and rags and dish, dishwasher and laundry detergent. there was every gadget imaginable (took us a week to figure out what the pineapple corer was)! we weren't left needing a thing. it's very rare to visit a condo that supplies all those extras. the comforts of home continued throughout the unit. it was very clean, and while it didn't feel brand new, it was super cozy. plenty of space for 3 adults and a toddling 1-year-old. i had inquired about a crib before our trip for the baby and some rental companies were referred to me. those places are ridiculously expensive so i decided to just have the babe sleep with me. the owners took it upon themselves to purchase a play yard for the unit, and charged us a very fair rate for it. the extras continued all the way out to the lanai with a gorgeous view, a mini fridge for all the drinks and a closet stuffed full of beach chairs, pool toys, boogie boards and even snorkel gear. this trip was one of the most relaxing so far (as relaxing as possible with a toddler under foot). the pool areas are nice, the water was a little cold, but refreshing at times. the grounds were very serene all around. i would definitely recommend this condo to a friend traveling to hawaii. we hardly left, and can't wait to get back!
happy with Kona from Cambria, CA on 03/11/2010 said:
The Aloha Condos were all we wished them to be. Our condo was exactly as advertised on the web, clean, modern, fully equipped, with very comfortable amenities. Of course, our location overlooking the crashing surf in the cove directly across from our veranda made our visit even more rewarding. I would recommend without hesitation, Aloha Condos, Kanaloa at Kona, to all our friends
Home away from home
Doug from Ventura, California on 11/11/2009 said:
What a beautiful well appointed place. Great location to do anything on the island yet not burried in the heart of a tourist trap area. Service from Aloha Condos was perfect, e-mails and directions were direct and informative, we will definately use their services again
We loved this beautiful, large condo with a great view.
sl40 from Pennsylvania on 07/29/2009 said:
The condo was very nice, large, and clean. The grounds and pool were very nice. The condo was quiet and well stocked with everything we needed. The local contact was very helpful in coming over right away on our arrival day to help us turn on the A/C which is operated on a key lock. The view was wonderful over the bay and we enjoyed the many turtles that were there (even more than at Turtle Beach down the road). The condo is in a great central location and I would definitely recommend it.
Snowbirds in training from Calgary, Alberta on 04/17/2009 said:
I am a bit hesitant to write a review, for fear that the next time we want to stay here it will be booked. But to be true to the "aloha spirit", we have to say that this was one of our favorite places we have ever stayed. The condo is fully equipped with everything you might need (including some great books on local activities). It is also in a very quiet location, overlooking the ocean and a little bay where you can watch the surfers every morning while you drink your coffee. Hopefully we get back here some day.
Kanaloa at Kona, Unit 3601
heethar from Portland, OR on 04/05/2009 said:
My husband and I stayed in unit 3601 for a week in December. Although it was just the two of us, we opted for this unit because of the view and proximity to water. It did not disappoint. The lanai was a perfect spot to watch the waves, and had us thinking we could go jump in the water. As it turns out, the waves break hard at this location, so it was not ideal for me as a beginner. But the beauty and sound were enjoyed throughout our stay. This home is obviously loved, and the stocked kitchen was greatly appreciated. All the pots, pans, and accessories you could ask for, not to mention the spices, oils, etc. This resulted in us saving a bundle on dining out, and resdiscovering how much we enjoy preparing meals. We enjoyed the free wireless internet, which, along with the books in the condo, allowed us to do some research each day to make sure we had our plans straight. It also allowed us to stay in touch with the folks back home. The tile in the home is orignal, and is the only dated feature. By no means does it require replacement, but it does show the guests the period in which the condo was originally constructed. We enjoyed the pools on site, especially the adult only pool, which we would escape to if too many kiddos were playing at the main pool. We did not order from the resturant/bar at the main pool. They were awaiting their liquor license, and were serving a limited menu.
Kanaloa at Kona
Steve W from Vancouver Canada on 04/04/2009 said:
This was our second time to Kanaloa at Kona but our first time at this unit. It was very a relaxing stay...very quiet and private. We enjoyed our short 5 day stay and will definitely be going back for a longer period.
Tommy from Tokyo, Japan on 04/02/2009 said:
This is a very well furnished, lovely condo. The view oc the ocean was fantastic, and so was the singing of the birds. We stayed here for ten nights, hoping to stay a lot more next time!
No Help from Aloha Condos
MGBelfi from New York on 04/01/2009 said:
Aloha Condos did nothing to make us feel welcomed. Our checkin instructions were not sent to us until we emailed and called several times before arriving. Once we got there we did not receive a welcome package, discribing the facilities, and no one at the front deck would help us because you are not a resort guest. "You're with Alohacondos, it's like a curse, no one will even talk to you. They wouldn't even let us have a map of the resort. When we called aloha condos about the information, we were told to look for a packet on the livingroom coffee table. I told them there was nothing on the table they said it should have been placed there but never provided the information. I would never rent from Aloha condos again. The owners were nice, they came and turned on the air conditioner (which costs an extra $15.00 a day) if they hadn't done that Aloha Condo Service would have charged us an additional $25. to unlock the thermostat. . Being right on the ocean was lovely. The pool and bar were enjoyable. The grounds were very nice. The apartment was adequate. Having the second bedroom bathroom in the hallway was inconvenient and lacked privacy. Dealing with Aloha Condos was very disheartening and total not in the Hawaiian spirit. DON"T GO ALOHA CONDOS
It's unfortunate that our guest didn't receive the information sent to them or contact us before their arrival saying that they didn't know how to check-in to the condo.
The check-in instructions were emailed 30 days prior to arrival, with a follow up reminder one week before arrival. Included in these instructions were specific details with directions to the resort, how to register with the security guard at the resort entry, and how to find and access this beautiful, privately-owned condo. Gaining access doesn't require using the Outrigger front desk as they only manage units in their rental pool.
The information guide was inadvertently placed on a shelf in the kitchen with other helpful guide books. These include appliance directions and menus from recommended restaurants and cookbooks. It is boldly labeled "Kanaloa Info".
Aloha Condos does not charge the guests for necessary services, including unlocking a thermostat. Guests can, and do, call and receive prompt and courteous personal attention for any concern they may have.
The floor plan is clearly shown on the website. Guests often comment on how they enjoy the spacious size (1500+ sq ft) of this unit, including the conveniences offered by the layout, not to mention its beautiful location on the little bay.
This review is quite unique and a surprise to us. The owner met the tenants when he came to turn on the A/C control and once again, as they were leaving. Both of these encounters were very cordial and complimentary in nature, with no complaints expressed.
We feel very fortunate to have received more 900 FlipKey reviews and thousands of verbal complements on how Aloha Condos truly conveys to our guests the Aloha Spirit that makes Hawaii a wonderful place to be.
Jim Dornfeld, President, Aloha Condos Hawaii
Stewart Berkshire, Owner, Kanaloa at Kona 3601
purpledog5 from Renton, Washington on 04/01/2009 said:
A great place to stay on the Big Island. It had everything we needed. It was comfortable and away from town. We had a view of the ocean and complete privacy. We recommend it 100 percent. Thank you.
Beautiful View - Perfect Location
Northern Traveler from Prince George, BC on 05/15/2013 said:
Konaloa at Kona is a great location, quiet, beautiful view, secure resort. Condo 3602 lives up to all the photos on the internet - really it has everything. Look in the parking spot shed before buying boogie boards. There is even a cooler in the lani storage closet.I can't imagine wanting more than you get with this resort or this condo. My only reservation would be it is a downstairs unit so you can hear the folks upstairs walking around, flushing toilets etc. - you may or may not notice this depending on what you are used to. For the price - you can't beat this condo.
Best condo stay - ever!
jmgsworld from Redmond, WA on 04/30/2013 said:
Kanaloa at Kona Condo 3602 is simply the best condo (or hotel) facility we have ever stayed at. The unit was extremely clean, very well furnished, very well appointed, and had all the comforts that you would want in a vacation condo. We found everything we needed (and more) for a very comfortable stay. The view is fantastic and each of us spent a great deal of time out on the deck in comfy chairs staring at the surf, boats, weather and people in the water. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The three pools and multiple BBQ units were always clean and in top shape. We truly hated to leave and are saving our money so we can return and stay in this exceptional unit. Many thanks to the owners and staff!!
Shogren Family from North Bend, Washington on 04/14/2013 said:
This was our first time to the Big Island. This condo was top notch. Very clean, well stocked with everything we needed. When we return to the Big Island we will rent this condo without looking at others. We loved our stay. The Shogren Family.
The best unit we've stayed in at Kanaloa
Kim from Redmond, wa on 03/03/2013 said:
We liked the adjacent unit 3601 the year before but couldn't book it for the time we wanted but we were able to book 3602 for most of Feb. 2013. We are glad it turned out that way because 3602 was much nicer inside. It apparently had been recently updated at considerable cost according to another owner who knows the owners. Also, the lanai, which faces south-southwest, has a much better, wider view of the bay and the ocean but without the sun beating in on you. There was no need to drop the sun screens. The unit is quite private and quiet. The only building you see from the lanai or main living windows is across a large expanse of grass. The ocean breezes and the ceiling fans kept the unit comfortable, no need for the optional a/C. It was fun watching the surfers come in toward the small beach just below us and to the left. The unit was well appointed with newer appliances, glass showers, nice granite countertops through out. This unit is in Kanaloa at Kona which is has about 37 buildings, 3 pools, newer covered barbecues scattered over the property. It's close to the entrance and the club house so coming and going is convenient. We have already booked this unit for next year
Can't wait to go back
Heethar from Portland on 02/10/2013 said:
This was our second stay at Kanaloa at Kona, and our first stay in unit 3602. We loved it! Having stayed in the same building, but different unit, previously, we knew we would spend much of our time on the lanai. Such a wonderful spot. Unit 3602 is stunning, with top notch decor throughout. In between our first stay, and the most recent, we traveled to Maui. We determined that Kona is the spot for us when you get much more bang for your buck. My only concern with this unit is the either the owners will sell it, or that it will become so popular we have difficulty booking it in the future.
Beautiful Condo, Great Stay
Patrick S from San Jose on 01/03/2013 said:
This was our first stay on the big island, and we could not have been happier with condo 3602. The unit was very nicely furnished, much more so than many other rentals we've used before. It was clear that the owners decorated and maintained the unit with great care. The view from the Lanai was exceptional. The overall property was also great, we especially liked the ocean pool and views. We hope to return and would love to stay in this particular unit again!
It was exactly what I saw at the view site !
Suzuki from Tokyo, Japan on 11/28/2012 said:
Everything was perfect! This was my dream. Except only two things. One is about the phone which didn't work as low battery when we arrived. The other one is I couldn't find the concierge during my stay for the private condo... I didn't know why: it might be bad timing evey each time. Anyway I satisfied very much even these two things were missing. Thank you.
Unit 3602 Exceeded our Expectations
Mary and Don from Baltimore, MD on 10/24/2012 said:
We just ended a week's stay in Unit 3602. We hated to leave this beautifully located condo. The unit has absolutely everything you need to make your vacation experience the best. The Unit was spotlessly clean and is beautifully furnished and maintained. The bathrooms are gorgeous! We looked at the unit online, but in person it was more than we expected. This is a beautiful condo in a perfect setting. We will be back.
Nancy from Ashland on 10/04/2012 said:
Beautiful location, very quiet, lovely condo. All the amenities we needed in a perfect setting. Everything was just as described, and could not have been better. Rarely saw other guests on the property. Didn't use the pools on the property.
We had the best vacation ever.
Family4 from Sandy on 09/21/2012 said:
The staff was very helpful and friendly. The condo was wonderful comfortable and clean. The location was perfect. There was so many things to do on the island we could not get to them all. The view from the lanai was breathtaking. We had so much fun snorkeling in the bay we were sorry to have to leave.
We liked it so much we extended our stay. If it's available, bo
Michael from Grass Valley, Ca on 09/21/2012 said:
The Keauhou area of the big island is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing and active vacation. It is not touristy like saying in town and yet shopping and restaurants are within walking distance. The Kanaloa at Kona condos get as close to perfection as is possible without owning your own unit and living there full time. 3602 in particular is the condo of choice. While the complex is very well maintained and quiet the specific location of 3602 is ideal. The lanai is directly next to a semi private cove making quick dips in the ocean to snorkel or swim very convenient. The condo is well appointed with glass tile and granite tops and stocked with all the misc. accessories like binoculars and beach coolers. Tennis courts are onsite and an additional 10 court facility is almost next door. Don't hesitate on this condo, enjoy!
Paradise Perfect! from San Jose on 08/17/2012 said:
We have stayed in many condos over the years, but #3602 was by far the best stay! The condo is beautifully decorated with all the amenities one could possibly need or want. Our special place was the lanai with the view overlooking the cove below. My husband and I would actually play on the beach in the morning and come back to the condo in the afternoons and evenings to just spend quiet time on the lanai soaking in the tropical wonder. The Kanaloa is a quiet property and very well groomed and maintained! All dealing with aloha condo were prompt and professional. They are very user friendly as well. Beat vacation we have had in years! Wayne and Gayle San Jose, Ca
Perfect condo in perfect location
Southern California Couple from Marina del Rey, CA on 07/05/2012 said:
The picture accurately captures the view from the lanai at 3602, where we ate every single meal. The condo was incredibly comfortable, quiet, very well equipped, and easy to settle into. The view over the bay was lovely, especially in the mornings, when we even saw some spinner dolphins traveling through. We were a short walk or a short drive to fantastic snorkeling, and we did night snorkeling with the manta rays right next to the nearby Sheraton. We would definitely stay here again!
Nancy from Chico, Ca. on 05/21/2012 said:
This condo was great! Very nice furnishings. Really makes you appreciate a good vacation when you have a nice place to stay. The view is great. One thing we would have done was opt for the air conditioning, not easy for women to put their makeup on when it's too warm. Would go back there anytime. Thank you.
I want to live here!
Travelqueen from La Mesa, CA on 04/24/2012 said:
Perfect view from lanai, lots of activity to whatch in small bay. Every little convenience was thoughtfully provided, and we felt just as if this was our own home. The condo was sparkling clean on arrival and every detail of booking from beginning to end was perfectly handled. We have stayed in other condos in this area of Kona and this was by far our best visit.
A fabulos, spectacular Condo & Ocean Front View!!!
Audrey from Peace River, AB on 03/09/2012 said:
It was all good, the Condo was beautifully decorated and equipted with everything you would require. Location was great for us and 5 minutes away were all the ammenities one would every need. Waking up to the sound of the ocean every mornig with coffee and a good book in hand on the Lania, watching the sun rise was how I spent my 1st hour of every day. How great is that!!!
Excellent Vacation Rental
Postie307 from British Columbia Canada on 01/22/2012 said:
We stayed in condo 3702 from January 4 to Jan 20, 2012. Would have stayed longer but it was already rented. We also stayed in this condo in February 2010. This condo has everything you need. Tons of linens and towels. Great appliances and cooking utensils. It is very large. Sleeps 6 with 2 bathrooms. Absolutely wonderful view from the lanai watching the waves and surfers. Sound of the ocean puts you to sleep at night. Pictures on the net are exactly what you get when you arrive. Very comfortable. We wouldnt hesitate to recommend this condo.
Nice Time in Kona
Darren Z from Calgary, AB, Canada on 01/08/2012 said:
Can't beat the location for the price. As a main floor unit, we did find the guests above a little loud with very heavy feet. Air conditioning was a little tricky to figure out as well but after the cleaning lady came, it worked great (but we never did find out what she did). Lanai was wonderfully relaxing. Being right on the bay was also a bonus for Kayak rentals and snorkelling.
This unit was beyond our expectations, the view was "wow"
Rex from Walla Walla, Wa on 12/19/2011 said:
We shared unit 3602 with another couple and the layout was all we could ask for. It was very quiet and we enjoyed the view from the lanai while having breakfast, reading a book, or just kicking back and visiting. The wall colors in the unit were very soothing, and web pictures we right on!
Beautiful condo in a perfect location.
Missy from Norfolk, VA on 12/05/2011 said:
The condo is beautifully furnished and exceeded all our needs. I loved the soft sheets. The view from the lanai is gorgeous - we never tired of watching the outrigger canoes and kayaks depart and return. It was very easy to rent the condo and extremely pleasant dealing with management. All our questions were answered and we thoroughly enjoyed our week at 3602. We'll be back in 2012!
Beautiful View, Great Location
Sue from Edmonton on 05/02/2013 said:
This unit is clean, quiet and in a a great location as you can easily travel to other parts of the island and is close to any amentities you may need. The view and breeze of the ocean made for a perfect setting for a relaxing drink or meal on the lanai. The complex is very well maintained as was never noisy or crowded. We would defintely stay there again!
comfortable and convenient
Johanna Collester from St. George Utah on 04/01/2013 said:
This year was my 6th visit to Kanaloa Condos. Again, a pleasant visit
Tom from New Zealand on 06/21/2012 said:
Well stocked private condo. Very generous in size and reasonably up to date. Everything about this place I can recommend. We only had a couple of issues: 1)wireless is actually the neighbours 2)can be noisy with people living above stamping around 3)unfortunately the room wasnt cleaned when we arrived so we did quite a bit of work along with the owner. The owner was very pleasant and generous and he even refunded us a night so this was a non-event. Overall a great place and I recommend it to people looking to escape and have a relaxing holiday. Nice one!
Annual trip to Paradise
Aloha Joe from Franklin, WI on 06/16/2012 said:
We stayed in Condo 3702 for the first time. We have been staying at Kanaloa at Kona for the past ten years and love the view in the bay. We had everything we needed and more at the condo. It was clean and perfect for the 2 of us. There were sand chairs, beach towels, a boogie board and goodies. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms...The sound of the waves, the view...everything was perfect! We are already looking forward to our stay next year. Mahalo al!!
Magical place to stay!
IGOR from SAN FRANCISCO on 04/30/2012 said:
The condo was very clean, well stocked and in a great location. The neighborhood was amazing, we really felt at home staying here. We will tell anyone who is going to Hawaii to try their hardest to stay here, it is very much worth it. This condo has a great ocean view from the patio. This was our first trip to Big Island and guess what, we shall return. Great place to stay, the grounds are beautiful and the sunsets are amazing.
Relaxing, beautiful location
Tim from Bay Area, CA on 12/18/2011 said:
The condo is very clean, well appointed, and has a nice layout. The couch in the living room was comfortable and a great place to relax with the doors to the lanai open, to let the sound of the surf and the ocean breezes in. The grounds are well maintained and extremely well managed! Three pools and hot tubs and two tennis courts on the grounds. They were never crowded. There are a few barbecues for the entire complex, but none are close to this unit. My pet peeves: I think this is the first vacation rental I have stayed in where there was no book for the house with a map of the complex, phone numbers, directions to local attractions, and the owners reviews of restaurants. Also, there was no secure wi-fi for this condo. The router has an ethernet cord, and you are tethered to the desk; however I may point out that the desk is in the front room with nice views of the ocean, so it wasn't too bad. The laminate flooring looked nice and new. It's well documented that the master bath needs a major overhaul. It does detract a little. If the bath had been updated, I'd give 5 stars.
What a peaceful, beautiful view from the Lanai! We loved it.
Karen & Mike from Manteca on 11/25/2011 said:
We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary week stay in this condo. We enjoyed breakfasts every morning and many of our other meals on the Lanai. The view is incredible! It's a total island experience. We felt like we were in our own private little oasis. The almost new flooring throughout the condo was so nice. We couldn't believe the space in the unit, including the huge walk-in closets. It was just the two of us so much more room than we needed, but we wouldn't have traded it for anything. This was our first trip to the Big Island and it couldn't have been more special. We look forward to coming back and staying right here in Condo 3702. Al, the decorating and upgrade renovations that you have done so far are perfect.
skygypsy from Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Ca on 10/19/2011 said:
I took my 81 year old mother for a quiet getaway and this condo was perfect. It is in a quiet corner of the resort with a lanai that was a great place to sit and view the ocean and bay. I snorkeled everyday with turtles and spinner dolphin and every evening from the lanai you could watch the underwater lights from the divers on the manta ray tours. The condo was large and airy with lovely floors and living area. Only drawback was the outdated microwave. Would have liked to have more cooking utensils. Bedrooms and baths were large. A great value for the price. Resort had 3 pools and the grocery store had the nicest employees. We would have like to have met al since we read so many kind things about him. The condo was within easy driving of everything and yet far from the hubbub of Kailua. I will be bringing my husband here.
Loved Everything about the Condo
L. Comeau from Santa Maria, CA on 08/24/2011 said:
The condo and the whole complex exceeded our expectations. The location was great because it wasn't in the middle of all of the Kona Village hubub, and just a few miles from the City of Refuge, the Painted Church, and the Kohala coast (just to name a few). The lanai was so amazing- looking over the beautiful blue water cove just a few yards away. The pool by the ocean was perfect for swimming as we barbecued and watched the sunset. The weather was beautiful. We got a few sprinkles but it never got in the way of anything. We snorkling 3 times at a beach by the Outrigger. The water was clear, calm, and safe. We saw tons of fish and a few turtles there. Al (the owner) is a great guy and helped us in many ways. I highly recommend this condo and would choose it again if we are lucky enough to come back. Aloha
Exceeded our expectations
Anne from asheville, nc on 08/22/2011 said:
We found the condo to be well appointed, well maintained, and well located.Very lovely. It was the condo owner,Al Gulick, who really made the vacation special. He was very accomodating with our requests and responded speedily, no small matter when it came to our desire to have air conditioning added on. You could tell he sincerely wanted us to have a fabulous time. We felt well taken care of.
Al helped make our vacation outstanding, Aloha al
Kerry from Rockville, MD on 06/14/2011 said:
Just one big incredible experience day after day. The Condo was great, clean, comfortable and centrally located for our travels completely around the Big Island. Then their is al. Al made a big diference in our experience of Hawaii. Helpful and accessable before our trip as well as during with great recommendations for fishing, beaching, dining and touring. Making sure we had what we needed before and after we got to Hawaii. I think this might be the difference between using an agency and a private owner. Mahalo al,for all your help and guidance on the Island. Hope to see you again in the future.
Masters from Cannon Falls, Minnesota on 05/11/2011 said:
We really enjoyed this property. We have visited Kanaloa several times and stayed at other units. This particular unit, 3702 is by far theee best we've stayed at. It looks like it has been completely refurbished and updated because the atmosphere is so rich and inviting with all the creature comforts necessary to make a good stay great; DVD, wireless internet, flat panel TV etc. We found the kitchen to be nicely appointed with all the comforts of home and the beds to be super comfortable! Overall the unit is fabulous!!! Turnkey, nice and clean with beautiful tropical decor, incredible bayside views and warm tropical breezes. We found the staff and owner to be extremely accommodating and friendly with our special requests. We love the resort itself because of all the amenities (pools, tennis courts, Bbq's - golf /shopping / snorkeling nearby). We would definitely come back!! Highly recommended!!! Ps: The sunsets are amazing!!!
We loved the view of the lagoon, and we most enjoyed the pool ov
Bob Wolfe from Felton,California on 03/19/2011 said:
As a builder, I would suggest replacing th carpets with tile or laminate wood. Also you need a new automatic coffee maker,and better cookware.But overall, we enjoyed our stay very much! Thank you!Bob and Bonnie Wolfe
Aloha Bob and Bonnie,
Thanks for your kind comments and your suggestions. New laminate wood flooring is going in the last week in April (our first open date).
Best, Al Gulick. Owner, Kanaloa at Kona 3702
You can't call me al...
You can't call me Al... from Bellingham, Wa on 03/07/2011 said:
My wife, mother, mother and sister-in-law had enjoyed a wonderful 5 day stay at another condo in Kanaloa before we moved to the larger 3702 for 9 days. The cleaners were not informed by the owner that they needed to attend to the unit and only by accident did I run into them [our perishables were in boxes on the front porch]. We waited 2 hrs while they belatedly did their jobs. Welcome to 3702 ! The owner never returned my call. Cons- The white carpet was absolutely filthy and minimally needs to cleaned and should be replaced. The furnishings are more than dated and the bedding and linens are ancient, cheap, and threadbare. The unit is in desperate need of a remodel. Pros- Kanaloa is fantastic. Great pools and office, friendly and helpful staff, beautifully maintained grounds, and quiet, convenient location. The view from the lanai [which itself is battered and dirty] is very nice and the unit is well-stocked, large, and comfortable.
A great place to stay.
great time in Kona from Campbell, CA on 07/28/2010 said:
We loved the location and the grocery store nearby. The cove below was great for snorkeling and looking out from our deck each day. The pool area was great also and the barbecue we used. The landscaping was very colorful. The unit itself was very spacious and the rooms were good size for everyone. We loved having the kitchen and the laundry. The only thing we had to deal with was these pesky little ant type, knat type bugs that were always in the kitchen area. When you were trying to put food out on the counter or dishes in the sink, they were annoying.
Beautiful view of the bay from our lanai
A great place to stay! Mahalo! from Newberg, Oregon on 07/09/2010 said:
Our stay at 3702 at Kanaloa at Kona Condos was everything we had hoped for. It had a beautiful view of the bay and we spent mornings and evenings watching the view and enjoying the breezes. The condo was spacious for our family of 5 and in great condition ( except for the sliding door to the lanai, which wouldn't stay on the track). There were beach chairs and water shoes and umbrellas and beach towels for our beach activities, which was so nice. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking and eating utensils, pots, etc. we were disappointed the pool closest to the beach was undergoing renovation and not open, but the other two pools were fine. The location was perfect for us...close to a grocery store, to snorkeling beaches, to the town of Kailua-Kona, and to the airport. We loved it all, and felt we got a great value out of our condo.
Gorgeous View, Comfortable Layout & Close to Beaches and Stores
Kiwi Murphy from Elk Grove, California on 05/17/2010 said:
The virtual tour of unit 3702 made for great expectations. They were not merely met but exceeded! We spent mornings and evenings on the lanai that had an unrivaled, picture-postcard view. The condo complex is at the end of residential street so no huge hotel buildings nearby. A shopping center with a large grocery store was within a 3-minute drive but felt a world away. Within a five minute drive, we were at some of the most recommended beaches in Kona. We paid $129 per night (before taxes) for this unit that sleeps six people. What an incredible value! Mind you, the decor is a somewhat dated. But it was clean and very family-friendly. We have raved about our experience to friends, family and coworkers. We would, without reservation, recommend this unit. We plan to return! Aloha from Steve (Kiwi) Murphy!
Lived on the Lanai
"algee" from hawaii on 04/29/2010 said:
Enjoyed watching the surfers from the lanai. Also, the net fishermen were very interesting to watch.
Really enjoyed our stay
Postie307 from Kelowna, BC Canada on 03/03/2010 said:
Our Lanai had the most incredible view. Every morning we ate breakfast on the lanai watching the surfers and the waves. The condo is very clean and quite large. All appliances worked well and the kitchen was well stocked. Internet worked good too. We did not use the hot tub or the bidet in the suite so I cannot comment on them. The shower is large enough for two and has two shower heads. Bed was comfortable. When we arrived there was liquid soap at all sinks and bathroom tissue, which was nice because we arrived late at night and it would have been a problem to purchase these. Little things like that go a long way to enjoying your stay. Even a pen and notepaper beside the phone. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the unit and we will stay there again.
Vacation in Paradise
happy traveler from Nevada City , Calif on 02/27/2010 said:
My girlfriend and I had a wondeful stay at the Kanaloa Condo #3702 in Feb 2010. I have stayed here many times. The view from the lanai is so beautiful and dynamic with the ever changing sight and sound of the surf in the bay. It goes from a muted roar to a lapping tinkle of the rocks on the beach depending on the weather and wave patterns. We chuckled at the sight of the wary mongoose sneaking across the lawn and marveled at the innocent beauty of the colorful geckos on the railing...... We were there at whale time and spent many hours at the pool by the ocean watching the whales pass by. We snorkled, dove , danced, whale watched, had great meals,explored old Hawaiin temples, hiked and all around had a great vacation....I couldn't recomend this place more highly.....
northstarhawaii8 from Kailua-Kona on 02/13/2010 said:
We absolutely love, love, love this unit. It is quiet, comfortable and has remarkable views. The unit itself was so delightful and offered all the comforts of home including the owner who had gone out of his way to customize our trip. What we liked best was sipping those cool Mai Tai's on the porch watching the golden Kona sunset. We also really liked the tennis, pools and golf. Everyone is so friendly here....thank you! We highly recommend Unit 3702 at Kanaloa and we will be back!
Beautiful location but condo needs a little work.
CaliKat from Pebble Beach, CA on 10/21/2009 said:
Overall we found our experience with unit 3702 enjoyable. The staff at Kanaloa were very helpful and friendly. The unit has an amazing view and is in a great location, close to shopping and not too far from Kailua-Kona. My son enjoyed the 2 pools the complex has and the grounds of Kanaloa are very pretty. Its just too bad the restaurant is closed! The kitchen needs to be outfitted a little better. Needs to have larger skillets, a cookie sheet, and better knives. The kitchen faucet was broken so you needed to make sure you pushed it down just right to turn off the water. The jacuzzi tub in the master was broken (and looks like it has been for quite some time) while this didn't bother me in the least I am sure it would be nice for others if it was in working order. Also the fan on the lanai needs to be fixed, it gets hot out there! With a few improvements, this would be a fantastic unit to stay in.
Thank you for your review and bringing these problems to my attention.
The kitchen has been resupplied with new skillets, a cooking sheet and new knive set. The faucet has been fixed too.
The ceiling fan on the lanai is fixed as well.
The jacuzzi tub in the master bath is going to be removed this spring, so I don't plan on fixing it until after my remodel.
Again, thank you for your feedback.
Al Gulick, Owner, Kanaloa at Kona Condo 3702
It was just OK
Rio from USA on 10/14/2009 said:
We've stayed at several other Kanaloa condos and they are a great location, quite and have all of the amenties. Unit 3702 boarders the small bay which is quite and peaceful. Our issues with the unit was that there were several lights that didn't work, and the fan on the lanai didn't work. Both faucets in the master shower weren't installed correctly, the hot was cold and the cold was hot. The kitchen sink also needed some tightening since it wouldn't completely turn off unless it was pushed down. Also the whirlpool tub had a sign on it stating that the motor was being replaced. Based on the sign, (it was dirty, the clear plastic folder that it was in was cracked and had several dead flies in it)the replacement was taking a long time. This unit wasn't up to par with the other units that we've rented in the past. With a little work it could be.
Thank you for your review and bringing these problems to my attention.
The ceiling fan on the lanai is now working.
The kitchen faucet is fixed.
The faucets in the master shower have corrected.
The jacuzzi tub in the master bath is going to be removed this spring, so I don't plan on fixing it until after my remodel.
Again, thank you for bringing these issues to my attention and for your valuable feedback.
Al Gulick, Owner, Kanaloa at Kona Condo 3702
Delightfully beyond my expectations
Ron from Lakeport, California on 05/20/2013 said:
Having lived in Hawaii a while ago I try to get back at least twice a year. Flights, car rentals, places to see and things to do are fairly constant. Lodging though has been touch and go. Over the years I have run the gambit from mice invested squalor (much to my surprise) to a 5 star hotel. I thought I had seen the full spectrum, but with this last visit - the bar has been raised. In a word: 'Elegance'. In a few more; impeccably clean, grand-fashioned, exceedingly comfortable, well-placed, well-appointed, quiet, and everything you could possibly want - already there. Fully equipped kitchen, full size washer and dryer and a view from the Lanai (itself the size of some of the places I have stayed) that is simply breath taking. Fantastic sleeping accommodations (three separate quarters) and even a private parking space! The swimming pools were excellent. We mostly used the one closest to the ocean as hearing the crashing of the waves always enhances the experience. I wholeheartedly recommend 3703 to anyone who wants things the right way. I look forward to my next visit as I need look no further.
Beatiful home away from home in a great location
Sausha from California on 05/11/2013 said:
Stayed at Condo 3703 at Kanaloa at Kona in april 2013. Very spacious and newly remodeled. From the mouth of our 3 year old when we first walked in, "this is beautiful". Kitchen stocked with just about anything you might need to if you plan on cooking in. Obviously well thought out to provide a comfortable and stocked "home away from home". We enjoyed watching turtles in the bay right off balcony and walking along the golf course with our daughter in the evenings. Great location too! Shopping center is just up the road and the bay where many of the excursions go out is about 5 minutes away. Staff at the Kanaloa at Kona are very accomodating and swimming pools (3 of them) and grounds are great. Honestly, the most beautiful condo we have ever stayed in and just wait until you see the master bedroom!
Great Stay, Wonderful Condo, Excellent Location
Andy from Lakeport on 04/22/2013 said:
We stayed with two friends and our daughter. The condo was beautiful, with all new furniture, flooring, paint, bathrooms and appliances. The location is perfect, within walking distance to a small bay where excursions sail from, kayaking, snorkeling and beautiful walks. The grocery store is a five minute walk up the hill too. The views are spectacular looking out into a bay with surfers during the day and night time manta ray boat all lit up at night. We have never had more comfortable accommodations away from home, including the beds! The grounds and pools are very well kept. We will be back.
Well-equiped condo in a nicely maintained complex with pools, ba
Big Island Fan from San Francisco, CA on 04/22/2013 said:
A relaxing stay in a recently remodeled condo. Great location in the complex with nice balcony area overlooking the bay. Stocked with more than the usual amenities, especially in the kitchen. The whole-house fan cools the house in the evening, saving on air conditioning. Would definitely return.
The perfect condo for our family!
Happy from Santa Rosa, CA on 04/21/2013 said:
We love staying in condos when we travel but we are not easy to please. We want a condo that is super clean, modern, comfortable but we don't want to feel like we are staying somewhere we are afraid to take your kids. Not easy to find. Unit 3703 is the perfect unit! It is all recently remodeled and has an amazing view of a surfers bay. We brought our two kids and put them in the loft. The loft is clean and airy and has two comfortable twin beds. We skipped using the guest room and put a little space between us and the kiddos. It worked out really well. The master suite is really well done. It is clean, bright and the master bathroom is bigger than our master bedroom at home! The best thing about the bedroom is that it is in an end unit and the window look into the lush gardens. There is complete privacy and you don't have to listen to the parking lot noises. The kitchen has all new appliances and beautiful granite counter tops. It also has a great view of the bay! We are going to stay here again!
Beautiful place, view, great location, wonderful time!
Young Family vacation from Northern California on 04/16/2013 said:
We stayed for a week in January and had a great time. The recent updates to the kitchen and bathrooms were very nicely done, the tile new tile throughout is great, and the view from the Lanai is amazing. Location was very convenient to downtown Kona, shopping, golf, and a short drive to some of the nicest beaches on the island. Wonderful place!
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