1700 sq. ft. | 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Occupancy 6
- Oceanfront Location
- ENTIRELY REFURBISHED - New paint, light fixtures, ceiling fans & bedding!
- Incredible Pool & Ocean Views
- Kitchen & Washer/Dryer
- Large Oceanfront Lanai
- Ocean View
- Oceanfront Resort
- Air Conditioning
- Kitchen - Full
- Laundry - In Unit
- Laundry - Onsite
- Pool - Shared
- Hot Tub - Shared
- Parking - Free
- Bedroom on Ground Floor
- Golfing Nearby
- Surfing - Nearby
- Tennis Courts
- Snorkeling - 1 Min Walk
- Twin/Single Bed (2) — Assembled as king bed with advance request
- Sofa Bed
- King Bed
- Free Local Calls
- Internet - Wireless [Free]
- Pool and ocean views
- Ceiling fan
- Dining seating for 4 guests
- Large designer queen sleeper sofa
- Entertainment center with new 40" flat screen TV and DVD
- Large slider glass door with ocean and pool views
- Dining seating with ocean view
- Ceiling Fan >
- Koa cabinets with granite tops
- Tiles floors throughout
- Serving island with bar stools
- Full size major appliances - solid surface range top
- Full size stacked washer & dryer
- Iron & ironing board
- Cal king bed with comfortable mattress and quality bedding
- Tile floors
- New 22" flat screen TV
- Occasional chair
- Ceiling fan
- Koa cabinetry & granite counters
- Twin lavatories
- Walk-in shower
- Soaking tub
- Additional private lavatory
- Hair dryer
- Twin beds - may be assembled as king bed with advance request
- Top quality bedding
- 3-drawer dresser & mirror
- Tile floors
- Ceiling fan
- Koa cabinetry with granite tops
- Twin lavatories
- Walk-in shower
- Tile floors
- Hair dryer
Reviewed by CA 4 travelers
This was our second stay in this fabulous ground floor condo and this time we brought our 2 twenty something sons with us...perfect, and we enjoyed spending time on the lanai overlooking the pool and ocean. Kitchen is spacious and well supplied, beds are comfortable, and we used some of the beach supplies (cooler, wave walkers, hats, towels, chairs, snorkel gear). We enjoyed playing ping pong over at the main office/pool area. Only one caveat: this is normally a quiet location yet this time there was a large family (5 or 6 kids, 3 adults)staying in the unit above us so there was lots of noise. They did nothing wrong but just beware that this is condo living and while we've had 3 stays at Kanaloa and 2 of them were uber quiet, this one was a bit different. While you're here, walk around the corner and down to the cove at the end of Kamehameha III and rent sea kayaks from Ocean Safaris--also they do a less expensive night manta ray snorkel adventure which we enjoyed. We won't stay anywhere else when we travel to the Big Island!
Reviewed by Dean
Our stay in this condo was one of the highlights of our trip. We enjoyed breakfasts on the large lanai watching the ocean for whales and dolphins (we spotted both). We really enjoyed the openness of this condo. We had a lot of space to relax while having all the comforts of home. The full size washer and dryer were great for washing our swimsuits after a day on the beach. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals or just grab a snack. The central aC allowed for a comfortable nights sleep. There were beach chairs, mats, boogie boards, umbrella and a cooler which allowed us to go to the beach equipped like a local. We really enjoyed the location of Kanaloa. The ocean front location provided amazing views. We liked being on a dead-end residential street... very quiet. There is a shopping complex a short drive away if you need to pick-up anything and the Sheraton is just across the bay. The conveniences of Kailua-Kona are only a short drive away. The Kanaloa grounds were beautifully maintained. There were a few maintenance issues that didn't affect our stay and we received a quick response when we reported them. We found all the beds uncomfortably hard (our one disappointment). The unit is not brand new so some areas show their age (stove, blinds) but the unit is well maintained and on par with a Sheraton or Hilton on the island. The tile floor throughout the unit allowed us to easily clean any sand that we brought in with us. We would definitely like to stay here again on our next trip to Hawaii.
Reviewed by Kathy & Morrie
This choice was absolutely perfect! I was on the island for a board meeting and wanted to move from the resort to a condo. This was a great condo in a wonderful place just outside of Kona. Although the cleaning fee was more than some, I figured that averaged over the stay, it was still a good value. I was right! The condo was immaculate. It had everything we needed. A pleasant surprise were the beach chairs and cooler in the closet. There were only 2 of us and this was a 2 bedroom but I figured it was such a good value, why not go for it. Turned out to be a great decision. I would recommend this unit highly and if ever back in the Kona area, will definitely stay there. We had excellent service and it couldn't have been a better experience. Sandy beaches nearby even!
Reviewed by sue n
however the Wi Fi never worked... the young folk were able to piggy back a connection with someone's access/ There was not enough toilet paper for six nights with four women staying here. but if you wish to cook like we did, this kitchen has everything you need. The outdoor grill by pool worked wonderfully too!
Reviewed by xploring paradise
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.
Reviewed by Sandra D
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!
Reviewed by dvantree
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!
Reviewed by East Coast Travelers
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.
Convenient condo with an ocean view and some issues.
Reviewed by Scubadoofus
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 weâre 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 donât 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
Reviewed by Dorothy
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!
Reviewed by Gary and Barbara
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.
Reviewed by Kalohe
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.
Reviewed by Mae
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.
Reviewed by SandyS
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.
Reviewed by Spokane Kent
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.
Reviewed by CAtravelers
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!
Reviewed by MattD
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.
Reviewed by kgdif
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
Reviewed by Val
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.
Reviewed by Michael & Kim
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!
Reviewed by Porodica808
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."
Reviewed by The Queral's
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!
Reviewed by The Claytons
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!
Reviewed by O2BinKona
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.
Reviewed by prof paddle
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.
Reviewed by gaucho girl
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.
Reviewed by Octopus
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.
Reviewed by Arizona Family
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!
Reviewed by The Chabot Family
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.
Reviewed by Tetsuya
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
Reviewed by teridk
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
Reviewed by The Jones Family
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!
Reviewed by staz
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.
Reviewed by Brian
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.
Reviewed by JMW
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.
Reviewed by musicmikie
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.