1700 sq. ft. | 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 4
One of the most desirable locations within the resort.
- Unobstructed Ocean Views
- Relaxing Sea Breezes and Loads of Privacy
- Convenient to Pool & Patio/Picnic Area
- Beautiful Hawaiian Sunsets
- Ocean View
- Oceanfront Resort
- Air Conditioning
- Kitchen - Full
- Laundry - In Unit
- Parking - Free
- Bedroom on Ground Floor
- Golfing Nearby
- Surfing - Nearby
- King Bed
- Twin/Single Bed (2) — Made up as a king with advance request.
- Free Local Calls
- Internet - Wireless [Free]
Reviewed by Dave
Four of us (two couples) stayed in this condo in early March (2017) and enjoyed our time there. The 'star' feature is the location and the lanai: beautiful oceanfront, with waves breaking just 20-30 metres away. And the 'ocean' pool (one of three pools on the property) is a 30 second walk from the front door. We spent every morning having breakfast and coffee on the lanai, taking in the sights and activities in front of us: some whales (although far out), outriggers and an assortment of other boats, paddleboarders, etc. The ocean front is not suitable for swimming; you'll have to drive to some of the Big Island's noted swimming and snorkelling spots for that.
The condo was very well equipped; all the kitchen items you need - we made dinners, lunches there many days -, many amenities (including TV, disc player, an iPod doc for music) and very comfortable rooms. Rooms had fans which were fine for moving air at this time of year--air conditioning not really needed. There is lots of information about Island activities both in the unit and at the concierge desk by main office. And a convenient shopping centre with a large grocery store is less than 5 minutes drive away.
Some things to note:- If you rely on WiFi to keep connected, the unit does include WiFi, BUT the signal really only covers the bedrooms/office area well. It's spotty in living area and non-existent on the lanai.- You will require a vehicle rental to really get around and explore the Island. But it's a good base to do that from.- Not the owner's fault at all, but depending who is residing in the unit directly above--it can be a bit noisy on lanai (chairs dragging on tile floor, loud voices), and in rooms if upstairs guests have 'heavy feet'. But it was a minor issue for us. Hey--you're in Hawaii after all...so Aloha!
Return to Paradise
Reviewed by Rosemarie
This was our third stay at Unit 2301 - Kanaloa at Kona - and each time we stay there we love it even more. Unit is spacious, well equipped kitchen, with a wonderful lanai. We cooked on the BBQ each night, and ate every meal outside on the deck. Large master bedroom with lovely walk in shower. Right on the ocean, go to sleep at night with sound of waves crashing just beyond lanai. Unit is adjacent to Ocean Pool, and surrounding grounds are meticulously maintained, with lovely tropical plants. 10-15 minute walk to Sheraton Hotel, and same time walk to local shopping centre. Kanaloa staff are friendly and helpful. We keep thinking we should go to another Hawaiian island, but because we love this accommodation so much, we keep coming back to the Big Island.
Mahalo for such a nice review. We are so happy that you always enjoy the Big Island. All of the Hawaiian Islands have their own unique features but we agree with you--ours is the BEST. Hope you will visit us again soon.
I loved it
Reviewed by Angela
We had a wonderful time during our week in your wonderful condo! There was plenty of room for our family of four . There were a few minor glitches, including the lock box for the leaking air conditioner, but both were addressed quickly. We arrive late and the initial information for contact information was incorrect but the person on the phone did help us and it represented only a minor inconvenience. My favorite thing to do was to sit out on the lanai and enjoy the waves first thing in the morning. I did not use the pool, but my son enjoyed it. We would definitely stay here again! We can't wait for our next trip back!
Reviewed by Thomas
The location of Kanaloa 2301 right on the ocean front and the condition of the unit exceeded our expectations. We have stayed in privately owned condos 20+ times all over the Islands. Rarely have we found a place as well equipped and modern as yours. We will recommend it to friends.Thanks for sharing.
Mahalo for the recent review with regard to our condo at Kanaloa. We are so pleased that you chose our unit and had such a wonderful experience. Those waves are really something special--that is the thing I miss the most since we moved into a home. We recently changed management and housekeeping for the unit and they are doing a splendid job. We have been doing a bit of remodeling as well. We sincerely hope you will return to Paradise again one day--Portland is not that far away. If you do please inform Chuck, our Aloha Condo contact so he can relay the message. We are in town all winter and would enjoy having you over for a drink and pupu's--Hawaiian style! Aloha, Sandy and Ron Ball
Reviewed by Frank
We spent 2 weeks in this unit over the holiday season. This is our third visit to this complex, 1st time to this unit. Overall the condo is nice but it does need some attention. The location of the complex and the condo is wonderful. The complex is conveniently located to restaurants and shopping and the grounds are very well maintained.
The first time we went to use the washer and dryer, it was very apparent there was something wrong with the washer (very noisy and spinning out of control). After contacting the maintenance person, a new washer was delivered within 2 days. The response time was very fast.
We were a bit disappointed with a few things especially as were paying a higher rate for holiday and for ocean front property . Things that could be improved in the unit to make the stay even better would include more bath towels, we had to do laundry every other day and there were only three of us taking a shower once a day. Also the beach towels were very thin and old, need new towels. The twin beds in the spare bedroom had no box springs. We requested the twin beds to be put together into one queen bed which did happen, however you would expect box springs.
Finally in the closet off the master bedroom there was a huge water leak in the roof causing a large area to be rotted and moldy. You could see the mold and the smell was very musty. We did report this to the maintenance person when they were there for the washer issue but never heard back. We also emailed a picture of the ceiling and never got a response.
We will be returning next year but not to this condo.
Reviewed by Larry
We really enjoyed the unit. We new upstairs noise could be a problem and we did hear them.
The patio door was real nice opening up all the way but with no screen it was a concern about Mosquitoes . Great ocean front patio and ocean pool was open and that was nice..Larry
Heaven on Earth !
Reviewed by Rosemarie98
This was our second stay in this condo, and it met all our earlier expectations. Amazing view, best place you could imagine to watch the sunset with the waves crashing a few feet away. Condo is spacious, kitchen well equipped, and has comfortable beds and furniture. We ate all our meals on the large patio. Condo is a few feet away from swimming pool and close to BBQ, which we used every night. Grounds are beautiful, and very well maintained. I would absolutely recommend it to anybody. We plan on returning. This trip we also discovered we could walk to the nearby Sheraton, there is a pathway from the little bay along the street. Also within easy walking distance of the very nice shopping centre at the top of the hill where you will find a great book shop and a very nice jewelry store (along with chain drug store and grocery store, clothing store etc).
Perfect place to stay and enjoy Hawaii
Reviewed by happytraveller656
When you first enter this condo you are automatically drawn to stand by the sliding door that allows you to overlook the ocean. The view is amazing. The condo itself has a spacious and airy feeling to it. We felt at home in no time. The location of the unit within the complex is perfect, steps away from a very nice swimming pool, parking close at hand. The bathtowels did have an unpleasant smell which we realized came from the washing machine in the unit which had the same musty, unpleasant smell. We ran a cleaning cycle with bleach which cured the problem and then rewashed the towels. If we pay Hawaii another visit next year, this is the place we would come to.
Nice oceanfront condo
Reviewed by melikemaui
Stayed 5 nights in early September 2014 with a party of 3. The condo offers a lot of room, you could comfortably sleep 4, and squeeze in 6 if you wanted to be tight.
Great ocean front view, waves crashing into the rocky shore, boats, paddlers, and kayakers passing by offshore make for great scenery. Sunsets too right off the balcony. Shopping and some beach access within walking distance.
This condo was well equipped with everything you'd expect & more. Some nice beach gear in the closet that we used once.
Can't really think of any negatives, it was a great rental. I'd recommend it for anyone unless you expect a big sandy beach outside your door. That's not here.
Nice place to stay
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
We made a spur of the moment trip to the big island and found this condo. I was surprised it was available on such short notice. The unit as quiet, clean and right on the ocean. It is located next to one of the three pools on the property as well as a gas BBQ. We found it very relaxing. My only critisism is that there is a seperate $20/day charge to use the air conditioning. It is walking distance to the Sheriton. We did night snorkeling to see the manta rays that hang out at night nearby.
Reviewed by Derek
A first rate condo. Our first visit to the Big Island and discovered the condo to be in a convenient location, close to all our interests. The layout is awesome, the folding windows transform the indoors and lanai as one. Can't say enough about this feature. After playing all day this condo really became our home. A great find!
All the comforts of home for young couple and baby
Reviewed by webby91179
My husband, toddler, and I really loved our recent stay at Kanaloa 2301. The condo was nicely updated with very comfortable furniture (both inside and on the lanai), had lovely views of the ocean, and was very conveniently located just steps away from the oceanside pool and barbecue area. We spent most of the time we spent at 2301 on the lanai and my husband and I competed for time in the oh-so-comfortable swing. The condo was very spacious, and my son had lots of room to toddle around. In sum, although we knew from the website that we were getting a lovely condo at a great price, our expectations were well exceeded.
Reviewed by Nat
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
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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...
Reviewed by ToshaMontereyCA
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
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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.
Reviewed by Donna K.
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
Reviewed by The Edwards
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
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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.