Kanaloa at Kona
|Kanaloa at Kona Condo 3504|
|Arrival/Departure Dates:||05/23/13 - 05/23/13|
|Guests:||4 adults, 0 children|
|Daily (0 days) rate:||NaN|
|Checkout cleaning fee||$125.00|
|Interim cleaning fee||--|
|Additional person fee||--|
|Total cost of stay:||$141.77|
|Amount due 04/23/2013:||$0.00|
|Amount due today:||$141.77|
1-Bedroom 2-Bath Ocean View Condo - Sleeps 4
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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! Mahalo Lowell and Kris (Owners) Kanaloa 3504
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
I have stayed in this same complex several times, it is beautiful and feels away from the town, just love it !!!
Almost Ocean Front
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. Mahalo Lowell, owner Kanaloa 3504
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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. Mahalo, Lowell and Kris, Owners, Kanaloa at Kona, Condo 3504
Great Condo for a family!
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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. Mahalo, Lowell and Kris, Owners, Kanaloa at Kona, Condo 3504
Return trip even better than the first!
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
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.