Kona Coast Resort
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Tiffany from Santa Clara on 04/13/2013 said:
We were impressed at how clean this condo is. It is very spacious and was fully loaded. We didn't need to buy any supplies because this place had it all. We were greeted with a nice basket of goodies. The owner was very responsive to any questions we had. The bathroom was so spacious and modernized that my ten year old said it was one thing she would miss about the place. To me having a nice bathroom at my vacation lodging is very important. My husband and I couldn't be more impressed. The condo pool was clean. I liked that it had free wifi and it had 2 fitness gyms I could use. One had a universal machine which was important for a gym rat like me. No free weights but good enough. The deck had a gas grill that had everything you need to bbq. All our meals were eaten at the patio. Loveed that washer and dryer was in the unit. I dodnt i went home with clean clothes! Overall very happy and would return to this condo again.
My little corner of heaven on the Big Island
Tholauj from Calgary on 03/28/2013 said:
I loved the condo and really enjoyed watching the sunsets from the deck. The pool was right below the suite so I spent a lot of time there. After the initial chaos at check in (there was no one at the gate to give direction and the porch light was not left on so it was impossible to punch in the key code in order to get the keys), any problems or issues were dealt with very quickly. The condo was very large and comfortable and friends that were staying elsewhere were very envious of my lodgings. I was frightened by a very large cockroach in the kitchen but we made a gentleman's agreement to stay out of each other's way and we both followed through. Will definitely look at staying in this suite again!!
It truly is a corner of heaven to sit on the lanai and watch the sunsets! We want each of our guests to feel Welcome when they arrive at our condo. This includes the porch light being on for our late arrival guests. We apologize that this isolated incident occurred. Security rotate their time from manning the gate in the morning to patrolling the grounds the remainder of the time. With this in mind, we provide each guest with detailed instructions on how to get to our condo. We have never had any report, from prior guests, of any critters visiting the condo. Since our condo is located in the tropics, the grounds and buildings are sprayed on a regular basis. We take pride in the cleanliness of our condo. Were pleased your friends were able to enjoy the view and your spacious accommodations during your stay in our condo. We look forward to you staying in our condo in the future.
Jeanette, owner KCR 1-304
Kona Coast Resort has everything!
nebulaaaaaa from houston on 03/02/2013 said:
I was surprised to see that they even provided an annual pass to several national parks on the big island.
sa. from oregon on 02/27/2013 said:
Honestly the pictures don't do it justice- the view when you walk in will bring a huge smile to your face :)... The one bedroom is a Villa so its a lot larger than you expect it to be- and the lanai is amazing! ... Everything about the condo was excellent- starting with the yummy gift basket waiting for you when you walk in, the place is kept up very nice/ very clean, all the extras they have already there make your vacation even better: fully stocked with hats/beach towel/ boogie boards/ chairs/ etc... everything you need for a great day at the beach :) Hot tub right below was a perfect way to end every day!... we will for sure be coming back!!! ... the owners are super sweet and accomodating- even calling us to check in and make sure everything was going well!!!... really awesome rental!
Another fine vacation
Jennifer and Robert from Dallas on 02/10/2013 said:
We have visited the Big Island many times and have honed in on the Kona Coast Resort as our favorite place to stay. For the two of us, unit 1-304 is just right. It is up high enough to catch pleasant breezes and great views over the ocean. There is occasional street noise from alii Drive, but we never find it a problem. Both the resort grounds and condo are very well managed with plenty of amenities. We particularly like the location -- it's an easy drive to the restaurants and shopping in Kailua-Kona, and a very pleasant walk over to the harbor at Keauhou Bay (we stroll over in the morning when the lighting is right and there is plenty of activity in the harbor). We never tire of the great diversity of scenery the Big Island offers -- lava flows, sea creatures, mountains, beaches, rain forests, waterfalls, and great sunsets.
Eamonn & Olga from San Francisco on 01/21/2013 said:
We just had a fabulous vacation in this condo. It is really well situated within the resort and close to all ameninies. The unit itself is really spacious and clean as well as having a fabulous view deck. Jeanette and Pete were especially pleasant to deal with and we are certainly going back. We couldn't be happier and highly recommend this unit.
Beautiful ocean view, large balcony, spacious
Laura from California on 06/26/2012 said:
Highly recommend! Very convenient location to stores and attractions. Owners great to work with. They are very organized and were kind enough to mail back to me a small item that I left in the condo. Condo unit is located above a "quiet" pool. Noise was not a problem for us. My favorite part was the expansive ocean view at sunset.
Kris from Calgary on 06/14/2012 said:
If your looking for a great condo to call home for a week or two you can't beat it for location, view, and price. Very comfortable and well equipped (albeit a little dated). The condo had everything we needed to enjoy our time both in and out of the condo. The lanai is fabulous and with your own bbq its fantastic if you want to grill a fresh piece of Ono for dinner!! Jeanette and Pete are wonderful people and were extremely accomodating to some of our requestes and questions that we had. Highly recommended and would stay again in a heartbeat!
Carol from Hilo on 06/11/2012 said:
Everything you need is there, condo is very clean and updated. Owners are very considerate. Aloha.
Great condo with million-dollar-view!!!
a very pleased renter from San Diego on 05/25/2012 said:
This condo has a spectacular ocean view that you normally would have to pay lots of $$$ for. This is my third trip to Kona and I am glad to have stayed here. My previous trips costed me much more $ from staying at the hotels without this much of comforts. This condo has everything I need to make my vacation a great one: quiet location, close to shoppings and highway, minutes from my favorite snorkeling beach, full-equipted kitchen so I saved a lot of $ from not eating out, boards for boogie boarding, beach chairs and umbrella, internet access, and mostly the big space that my son can roam a round. For my next visits I will definitely use this condo again.
A most quiet, relaxing and comfortable Condo!
Priscilla & Nick from San Jose, CA on 05/21/2012 said:
The Edwards'condo is spacious, has lovely views of the ocean and quiet pool and extremely comfortable. It has all the necessary items to make your stay most comfortable and enjoyable, from the plentiful beach towels, to beach chairs & snorkel equipment, to the blender for those fun drinks or smoothies and a most comfortable bed for a great night's sleep! We highly recommend it! Thanks for letting us share the experience. Great location too! Close to town, shopping, beach and walking options.
Location, Location, Location
Nor-Cal Boys from Sacramento, Ca. on 04/20/2012 said:
Excellent condo in a great location. Fully stocked with everything you need for vacation, we would with 100% confidence recommend this condo to friends and family. Thank you for the Fruit Basket,delicious! This was the perfect start to our first trip to Hawaii and the Big Island. It was quiet, spacious, clean, close to shopping and food. Kitchen had everything you would need to make any meal you desire on vacation and the gas grill on the lanai was great. Views from the lanai were awesome, see could see and hear rowers on the ocean chanting row, row, row each morning. Truly a home away from home.
Exceptional! Beyond our expectations...
Clariza and Eddie from San Jose, CA on 04/07/2012 said:
Aloha, Once we opened the door to the Edwards condo (Unit 1-304), we were immediately struck by the breath taking view of the ocean. The lanai had a million dollar view and we stayed and had our breakfast there most of the time. The condo was very spacious, quiet, clean and had a big open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Having all the basic necessities was a plus and made our stay very comfortable. We love the little touches like the snorkels and floaters, from saran wraps/ foils and coffee filters. to the pots and pans in the kitchen. As well as the excellent amenities such as the pool and hot tub that are conveniently located just right down the unit. We also enjoyed the complimentary gas grillers in every corner of the complex. This place was like home for us away from home. We highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a quality condo style stay. We'll definitely come back and refer friends and family to stay here.
Mary from Evergreen, CO on 11/29/2011 said:
The condo was very lovely, in great condition, clean, and decorated tastefully - loved the quiet and of course the views - loved having grandsons visit and use the family pool, eat at pool restaurant, etc. Restaurant staff very friendly, though one of the bartenders happens to be my son-in-law, so there may be a bit of favoritism here!!
We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our condo and your visit with your grandsons. We look forward to your return visit.
Great Stay and best value on the Island
Happy Tourist from Tracy on 10/02/2011 said:
We stayed at Condo 1-304 for a week. First the owners are easy to work with and upon arrival everything promised was there. Great views, clean room and a great rate. The unit has a breeze coming through and we had the porch sliders open and to sleep every night with a cool natural breeze was great. Location is good and you could get to Kona town in a few minutes. Highly recommend this unit for someone looking for comfort, views and value. With all the money I saved, I spend it on activities like golf. Planning to come back.
A wonderful place with a great view
Jim and Carla Lucarotti from San Jose, California on 04/24/2011 said:
We flew into the airport, rented a car, and took a half hour drive to the resort. There is a security guard at the gate and he was friendly and professional. We stepped through the front door of our condo, and we felt like we were home. There was a fruit basket waiting for us with island fruits and cookies. The view of the ocean and the wonderfully furnished living/dinning room was a surprise. Every detail was set up for our comfort. The bed was more comfortable than any of the hotel or timeshare beds we have slept in. Every amenity for enjoying your stay is there, including beach hats and chairs, beach toys, stereo and flat screen television, wi fi, and every possible kitchen appliance and tool that you would need. The lanai has a bbq and comfortable furniture. We hardly left the place. It is a great place to kick back and relax. The condo has a very large lanai that looks down to the quiet pool. There is a spectacular view of the ocean looking over red tile roofs of the resort. The view of the mountains in back of the condo is also beautiful. We did not notice any street noise. The condo is a very short walk to the rocks and ocean front, a restaurant on site and a second pool area. There is a half mile easy walk to a sandy beach. There is a large and well equipped market two blocks away and at least five restaurants in that center. We will stay here often, and we expect to return in the fall of 2011.
Comfortable Stay/ Great Lanai
Mark from Vancouver, WA on 02/25/2011 said:
We stayed at this unit for 10 days in January 2011. We found the unit clean and welcoming when we arrived late the first night. The front door was a bit tricky to open initially but no problem once you got the hang of it. The location of the unit was great both in relation to downtown Kona and to access the main road north or south on the Big Island . We found the bed very comfortable and the bedroom clean/not fancy, in general. The bathroom was also clean , the shower huge and all the towels and linens available as promised. We did have a small problem with the toilet cistern not filling after flushing, 3/4 of the way through our stay . We notified the owners who responded immediately to us regarding our problem. We were satisfied with their responsiveness. The "clinching" reason we will return is the absolutely amazing lanai with lanai doors that open to that great Kona coast breeze . To sum it up, the unit/complex is not brand new but tidy and fairly well cared for in general. The owners were responsive. The lanai was great! I would recommend the unit to friends.
A view to die for and all the amenities of home.
Deb from Chico, CA on 02/13/2011 said:
The view in this condo is really special. Some days we just stayed in, sat on the lanai, swam in the pool, relaxed and enjoyed the view. The lanai is large and you feel as if you are on top of the world. Pretty much everything you need is there, a well stocked kitchen, beach towels, hats for the beach, a DVD player with Dvds and even a cooler to pack lunch on those days you want to explore. The location is within walking distance of a theater, restaurant, grocery and other shopping. The unit is older, but the price reflects that. One negative is the traffic on alii drive can by noisy so we needed to keep the bedroom windows closed. There are plenty of fans to keep you cool. We hated to leave!
H Kristensen from Chicago, IL on 02/04/2011 said:
The Edwards condo in the Kona Coast Resort is ideally situated above the adult quiet pool with the lanai facing west toward the ocean. It is a 3rd floor condo but the way the building is laid out, only requires that you walk up 1 set of stairs to get to there. You can watch the sunset from the lanai and take beautiful pictures from there. The interior is very nicely laid out and beautifully decorated with island themed lamps and wall hangings. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. The bedroom is very large with plenty of storage space and is very quiet for sleeping. The bathroom is huge with a very large shower and double vanity. The living and dining room span the entire west side with sliding doors the whole way opening to the lanai. Very comfortable furniture - the lounge chair is especially cozy! The lanai has a nice large dining table and we found that we never ate indoors because the weather was perfect for all meals outside on the lanai. The unit ha d wireless internet so we were both able to work and stay connected with friends and family through Skype. The east/west/north windows and doors along with fans in the bedroom, living room and dining room kept a constant fresh breeze moving through and eliminated any need for air conditioning. We had one maintenance issue that was immediately handled by the Edwards' on island manager alan Wilson. The Edwards followed up to make sure the issue was addressed to our satisfaction ensuring that in the unlikely event anything does go wrong, it is fixed right away without impacting their guests in any way. Well done! This is a truly wonderful unit in an excellent property. I would highly recommend this unit for anyone planning a trip to the Big Island.
Very nicely appointed, conscientious...felt very welcome
Loved it! from Missouri on 02/04/2011 said:
Our large lanai spread out across the entire front of our unit with ample space for dining, lounging and gasping at the incredible sun setting over the Pacific and behind the palm trees surrounding the condos. 3rd Floor top unit (but only one flight of stairs from the lot behind) gave us a wide expanse of ocean...about 500 yds distant past a golf course surrounding the complex. Sandy beaches are just down alii drive with gentle coves for snorkeling, lifeguards, bath house, shower, family style beach location..more adventuresome waters are not far away either. A basket of fresh fruit was waiting when we arrived..this unit was by far the best, Many bath towels and assorted goodies, beach towels, snorkeling gear, sun lotion, kitchen touches like cooking spices, foil, baggies, a beach bag, hair dryer, and just dozens of little things that you often forget to bring. Dishwasher with soap, disposal, microwave, refrig with ice maker & water in the door, laundry with supplies off kitchen, plenty of closets extra hangers, many dishes pots and pans, cooler for beach, you get the idea. Huge shower, two bathroom sinks...very nice bed, two TVs, dvd, video, wireless in the unit, nice "quiet" pool below for adult relaxation...larger "splash" pool for families was down by the restaurant and offices. Tennis courts. Nearby supermarket, drug store, pizza place, sports bar, sub shop, movie theater...this was just an ideal location...very friendly workers and folks staffing the entry gate. Local handyman zipped right over when we had a minor problem...very conscientious feeling about the place.
Idaho traveller from Sun Valley, Idaho on 01/31/2011 said:
A pleasant enough place, but too many glitches made this a frustrating stay, especially travelling with a child.The unit's owner was kindly receptive to my complaints, and notified the handy man immediately. Points for that...But, between the door knob lock and stuck key,(even security had problems opening the door) the toilet tank malfunction (from day one), and the terribly stained bed pillows (which I discovered after stripping the bed upon leaving...) I would not recommend this unit. The bedroom is also very noisy at night from car traffic on alii Drive. My fault for not researching that point more.
We were surprised to read that our guest considered her stay in our condo frustrating.
Our front door is a heavy door with a simple lock and key entry. Our local contact makes sure all keys function properly before each guest arrives. Our local contact made several trips during this guests stay to ensure the key and lock were working at all times. Each time the key and lock worked properly.
The guts of the toilet were replaced a few months ago. There have been a couple of issues with the installation which have been promptly dealt with.
We were unaware there was an issue with the bed pillows. All bed pillows have been replaced.
Our condo is located at the highest point in the resort, but far enough away from Alii Drive to avoid noise from car traffic.
Our condo is a spacious, well kept and updated condo with panoramic ocean views. Our cleaning crew does an excellent job keeping the condo clean and fresh for each guest. We do our best to make sure everything is in working order upon their arrival. Our goal is for our guests to have an enjoyable time in our condo with the desire to plan a return visit.
Pete & Jeannette Edwards, Owners
Rose A. from Sebastian, FL on 06/25/2012 said:
The condo was great for two families, grandparents, adult children with two grandkids. The pools were great for the young family. Our 4-year old grand daughter learned to swim on her back while there! The kitchen left much to be desired, the stove top is in need of some deep cleaning, and one large burner did not work. There was a very nasty cutting board that looked to have been used to cut meat. I wonder how much bacteria lurked in that! We could not get it in the dishwasher, nor did we have bleach for it. It needs to be thrown out. There were many cracked plates that probably were put in the microwave and they were not to be used in that manner. Those dishes I thought were from the 1960's prior to use of microwaves. The beds were comfortable and everyone enjoyed a good nights sleep.
Kona Coast Resort
DEWEST from Kalama, WA on 03/07/2011 said:
Nice condo. Plenty of room for our grop of 5. Condo was clean, easy access to the major highways and area attractions, and nice view of the golf course.
Home away from Home, plenty of space and all you could want.
MichelleMac_11 from Sydney, Australia on 02/13/2011 said:
We loved the apartment as there was plenty of space and a bathroom for each bedroom. It did not have aircon, and it was a little warm at Xmas time. The furnishing are from the '80s but that did not bother us as we were very happy and comfortable. the pool/spa were great and we cooked most nights with very well equipped kitchen. Very clean and tidy apartment in lovely quiet position. No Ocean views just golf course views.
Best Ever accomodations
J Wiltse from Normandy Park WA on 12/20/2010 said:
This was our 4th trip to the Big Island, first time in this condo, it will not be our last. 2-203 has everything a family would need. Lots of room, great view of the golf course and very private. The covered lanai was really nice. It rained one day, but we were able to sit outside and still enjoy the view.The one issue is that at around 6:30am most mornings, the groundskeeper would mow the green. We were usually awake at that time so no big problem for us. I think for what you get, this unit is the best value we've seen
Tami from Colton Washington on 09/27/2010 said:
This condo was perfect in every way for our stay. I will be back, hopefully soon.
Perfect place to relax in a great location!
KJH from Seattle, WA on 04/26/2010 said:
We had an amazing time staying here! This unit has a wonderful large lanai that is perfect to enjoy the water and golf course views and relax. We spent much of our time out there! The 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms can accomodate a large group or family. The location is perfect and close to many great beaches, shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, golf, tennis, pool, etc. We will definitely be back!
Norio Yuasa from Tokyo Japan on 11/28/2009 said:
2-203?Hot water of main room bath was short.Couldn`t take bath in a tub during 7 days.
Becky from Portland, OR on 04/27/2013 said:
This is a great condo with nice furnishings and a huge lanai. The kitchen has all the dishes and pans you could wish for. Everything else you need to have a relaxing stay is also right there. It is in a quiet setting overlooking the grassy expanse of the golf course. We definitely will return!
We had a very relaxing stay
John H from Battle Ground, Washington on 05/31/2012 said:
This condo is kept up well with extra attendition given to it's furnishings. It really is as cute as the photos show.
C.O. from Encino on 05/07/2012 said:
We stayed here for 10 days and found the condo very clean, comfortable, and pleasant. It is quiet and has some traditional, elegant touches in the furnishings. The balcony is very nice to sit on and the view over the golf course is soothing. There's a sunset view toward the ocean from the west side of the balcony and living room. It is probably best suited for a family with older children, or adults because there is white carpeting and some lovely bedspreads that I wouldn't want to worry about very young children getting dirty!
This is a great Condo in a great convenient location.
Kate in Kaneohe from Kaneohe, Hawaii on 01/03/2012 said:
As we are residents of Oahu but visit family in Kona often, this is the nicest place we've stayed. Places along ali'i are just too noisy and we loved the quiet of the Condo. Very easy to walk to KTa or Longs for snacks or last minute Christmas Wrap! The Condo is clean, comfortable and well-stocked. Our 14 year old grandson had the loft room upstairs and he loved having his own space! Mahalo for a great stay!
Comfortable and relaxing
The Shepards from Victoria BC Canada on 12/31/2011 said:
This is a beautiful condo, well maintained and very well equipped. The setting, overlooking the golf course with glimpses of the ocean and lovely Hawaiian sunsets is really special. Since we love eating outdoors, our one disappointment was that the lanai table and chairs made it impossible for more than four people to sit around and enjoy eating together. We have spent several vacations in various units of the Kona coast resort and this was the loveliest setting of them all. I would say that this unit is extremely well set up for four adults. All in all, a very pleasant place to spend a week or a month!
Our Kona Vacation Place
Mac McGarity from Seattle, WA on 03/03/2011 said:
Dana and I travel a bit and this is unquestionably the most well appointed, comfortable vacation rental we've ever had. We normally cook most of our own meals while on vacation. What a treat to find all the ammenities here! The place is very comfortable, has lots of tv's and what not, but the view from the lanai kept us sufficiently entertained. I don't believe the online photos truly capture the luxury.
Peaceful hi quality home in lava land!
Jay from Fremont, CA on 12/29/2010 said:
This was a lovely and tastefully decorated home with high quality furnishings! The kitchen was marvelously equipped if u wanted to cook everyday! The lanai with the golf course view is to die for. I do think that the resort activities were very dormant...i have been to time shares in Mexico and elsewhere that are a lot of fun for kids. This place is relatively quiet and if the kids didnt have their own friends, it would be boring. No one ever played tennis or beach volleyball or goofed around in the pool.
avera from Chico, CA on 09/27/2009 said:
My husband and I went to Kona this summer for our Honeymoon. We had such an amazing time. We highly recommended this condo, it was very comfortable, it had everything we needed and more and we never once missed home. When we go back we will be contacting the Goggin's again for sure. We loved their condo. Thanks!!
DM from Victoria, BC on 06/12/2009 said:
Great location - walking distance to shopping center, beach, snorkeling, etc. Close by car to other great uncrowded beaches. Resort and unit were spotless. Would recommend.
Canadians from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 04/26/2009 said:
We had a wonderful stay at the Kona Coast Resort. The condo was very clean, comfortable and well stocked with the basics. We enjoyed the golf, the pool, and the activities provided by the resort - lei making, Aloha bingo, ukelele lessons. The beaches are gorgeous! Be prepared to leave the condo for the entire day. It is truly a paradise home.
Kona Lover from Tonasket, Washington on 04/03/2009 said:
This condo is beautiful! The furnishings and layout are great! Watching the golfers from the lanai was a kick! The only complaint I would have would be NO AIRCONDITIONING!!! Otherwise, I would highly recommend!
Leslie from Sacramento, California on 02/10/2013 said:
This is a great condo!! The best part of the condo was the soft beds!!! Everyone had a soft bed. The kitchen was awesome, and the unit is close to one of the pools, the tennis court, weight room and a hot tub. It was so peaceful looking out onto the golf course. Both sitting areas outside were very clean and it was a pleasure watching and feeding the birds. The condo was well stocked!! We had a welcome basket waiting for us and we ate and used all items in the basket, A+!! We are looking forward to renting this unit again. Oh and the property coordinator was very helpful and nice.
Great place to stay in Hawaii Island !!!
The Frame from Canada on 05/12/2013 said:
The Condo is more than we expected ! We really enjoyed the stay because the Condo is beautiful, clean, great kitchen and everything we needed was there !!! Also it is very quiet and private. We would like to come back again !!! Don't miss beautiful sunset !!!
Quiet condo at great location
Simon from Dalian, China on 02/10/2013 said:
The condo is big, nicely maintained, and very well stocked. The resort itself is very quiet at night. The unit seems to be quite sound proof because we didn't hear anything from the units beside or above us. The resort has cheap gear rental. It's not right on the water. But it's only one third of a mile to Kahaluu Beach Park. The resort staff are very friendly.
Worth the Money
Keith from Jackson, CA on 01/29/2013 said:
This is a very nice condo and is well equipped for your visit. Just bring a bathing suit because everything else is there. Nice and quiet, pleasant golf course view,two lanais (one screened in) and lots of room. Kona Coast Resort is a 5 star facility and this condo is one of the few that is privately owned. The owner is pleasant, accomodating, and very efficient with reservation, checkin/checkout and followup info. We have stayed at Kona Coast for 19 yrs and have spent many weeks in lots of the other condos. Other than not being able to watch the sunset, this is one of the nicest.
A very comfortable appartment with everything you could possibly
Alison from Townsville Queensland Australia on 11/13/2012 said:
It was comfortable and spacious and very 'homely' - we felt like we were staying at a friends place! Everything we needed was there and in excellent condition, most importantly it was very clean.
Our condo had everything we needed and plenty of space for a ver
Randy from Durango, Colorado on 10/23/2012 said:
Our host provided directions for everything and access codes, so we were able to walk right in straight from the airport...no checking in or out! The condo was clean, roomy and offered plenty of cross ventilation. They even had a gift basket waiting for us.
Fantastic Luxury Condo Stay
Donna from Santa Barbara on 09/29/2012 said:
Space, that's what this condo is about. This condo was luxurious, clean, and had all the amenities you could ask for. The kitchen was very well equipped. It has two patios, with a great ground level view of the golf course green. I found the entire condo spacious and beautifully decorated. There was a TV in the living room and one in the bedroom. There were instructions for almost everything. The WiFi took a little doing to get connected to, but once done it worked fine. The parking was sometimes a challenge in that you cannot park in the garage, nor in front of it. Sometimes I had to walk a ways from the guest parking. They had a dust buster in the laundry area which would have been great for small pick-ups but I couldn't seem to get it to work. All in all it is a great condo and I would stay there again.
Bob from Minneapolis on 04/17/2012 said:
I only have positive things to say. Well equipped home, quite, well kept grounds, great location, I really do not know what else I could ask for!
jim williamson from seattle, wa on 02/06/2012 said:
Just a short note to say thank you for having everything so nice at your condo. You did a great job on the renovation. Our stay at Kona Coast and your unit was outstanding. Jim & Maxine Williamsn Seattle, Wa.
Richard & Kay from Mitchell, NE on 10/27/2011 said:
Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at your condo. It is so very comfortable and quiet. We enjoyed setting on the lanai drinking our morning coffee, while watching all the birds, looking at the beautiful flowers and green golf course.Loved the pool, and restaurant area with the ocean view! The location is great, close to the shopping center which is great fun to take a stroll through on a cool evening.Hope to come back some time soon! Thank you for a great relaxing vacation!
Exceeded our expectations
Dean and Joann from Tacoma on 09/18/2011 said:
Everything possible was provided in this unit and at the resort. It was as if every need was anticipated. Great location and the best sunsets around. A wonderful value. The Reservation was easy to make and the owner provided such detail and directions to and the facility it started our vacation on the right foot.
Private and Convenient.
Judith from Volcano, Hawaii on 07/26/2011 said:
We always bring our daughter and our granddaughter from the mainland to Hawaii, where we live, every year. And we always drive over to Kona for a mini-vacation so our granddaughter can get her fill of swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and boogie-boarding. We usually stay in an ocean-front unit but this time, in order to save some money, stayed in this unit at the Kona Coast Resort. We didn't have a view of the ocean from our lanai but it didn't matter. The swimming pool with its great casual restaurant and bar was a block away, the shopping center was a block from the resort, Kailua's best snorkel beach was a half mile away and the boogie boarding was a couple of miles away. The unit, quite modern and new, was well-appointed, spacious and immaculate. We were still finding neat things in cupboards and closets on our last day. The twin lanais overlooking the fairway were very private and much-used. Being at ground level was a plus in not having to lug suitcases and coolers up the stairs. We did not need the staff but the few we passed were friendly and courteous. One chauffered us to the pool in his golf cart when we didn't know where it was. We would stay there again.
Would recommend to a friend.
Gene and Beth Singer from Anchorage Alaska on 03/21/2013 said:
Great Unit and well mananged resort. The lani was very spacious and the adminitration at the resort were great.
Roomy and comfortable
Mike and Jan from Victoria BC on 03/10/2013 said:
This is a well located unit with excellent amenities and good location.
Great Property, Great Value
Michael C from Dearborn, Michigan on 01/09/2013 said:
We stayed 4 nights at the Kona Coast Resort. We were very pleased with the quality and cleanliness of the unit (1 bedroom, 2 bath, dining area, a sofa sleeper in the living room, extremely large balcony with golf course and ocean view, in-unit washer/dryer, fully furnished kitchen). It was a great value compared ot other properties in the Kona region as well as the resort we stayed at on Oahu.
A wonderful stay
PIERRE from MONTREAL on 09/13/2012 said:
The service we received by Mary and Jerry Goggin was excellent and thet were with us all along by e-mail. When we arrived, we have been pleasantly surprised by the size of the unit 6-304 and its cleanless. The unit is well organized and well furnished. The kitchen is more than well equipped. The location of the unit 6-304 and the Kona Cost resort is about 10mns from the village, shopping centers, restaurants and souvenir shops where all tastes can be satisfied. The beach close by is not a sandy beach but with a car nice beaches are near by such the one in the village and especially the Hapuna one which is much larger and nice white sand. We already plan to go back to the big Island in a close future. Pierre and Carole from Montreal, Canada.
Aloha Pierre and Carole,
We are happy that you had a great time and found our "home" to be as we said you would. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to having you as guests, again, in either of our 2 villas.
Mahalo nui loa,
Mary and Jerry
Comfortable, quiet home away from home in Kona
Susan and Joe from Ottawa Ontario Canada on 01/06/2011 said:
This condo was very comfortable with an excellent bed. The lanai and view were great. Kitchen appliances could use an update but were adequate.
Tomas from Prague, Czech republic on 11/23/2010 said:
Excellent property, well maintained & equipped. Also part of great resort overall.
RBW from SC on 03/04/2010 said:
Everything was provided and it worked out very well. We were pleased and had a very nice visit.
Benji from Minnetonka, MN on 09/26/2009 said:
The condo was a great place for our family to stay. It was well stocked with everything we needed to have fun on the vacation. The lanai is awesome and we enjoyed most of our meals out there the bathroom is also a highlight. The weather was warm for the first part of the trip and there was little wind so not having A/C was a little uncomfortable, but that changed once the trade winds picked up a bit and we were comfortable. Also beware that the resort has a ridiculously expensive internet policy which was disappointing.
bamapvb from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on 04/23/2009 said:
This is a very good unit for the price with a great location and good view, even though there is only a partial view of the bay. The amenities of the development are very good with good beach access. The furnishings are good, but the unit could have been cleaner. The carpet needed to be cleaned or replaced. I would rent here again.
tom and nancy from Anchorage on 04/17/2009 said:
This is a beautiful, spacious apartment in a very well maintained complex. It is a top floor corner unit with an excellent sunny lanai. Many of the other units have lanai shaded and get pretty limited sun, but this one is open to the sky and great for sunning all day, reading, and evening dining under the stars. The only drawback for us was the proximity to parking lot noise and activity, but overall this owner rented unit was very comfortable and had great privacy considering that it is in a big complex. We also found the owners very pleasant and easy to deal with. We found it to be a great value compared to places we have stayed on Maui.
Outstanding place and the resort staff we met were really super!
Vance wheeler from Arlington washington on 05/22/2013 said:
The condo was more than I expected. It was all as advertised and more. Fred and Bonnie have done a very good job of making every thing so easy especially for someone who has never been to the big island before. The directions to the condo were straight forward and it made it so easy to find.the key box was a great set up. The location is great. Granted you do need a car to go everywhere but driving is so easy. The local beaches leave something to be desired. Just a little crowded but a drive north brings you to some good beaches including the state and local parks. There are just too many good places to eat but we found a for tie at Lava-Lava. It is a 35 mile drive but worth the trip. The island has so much to see and do that I thought 15 days would be plenty; not so. The condo is fully equipped with every thing you might need and very tastefully decorated. In a word or to " we loved it". All the best to both Fred and Bonnie. Vance wheeler
Wonderful family vacation
JJjennifer2013 from China on 05/05/2013 said:
We went on our first family vacation at Big Island in Feb. I feel lucky enough to find this amazing unit for a family of six. The entire unit is super clean and checkin process is easy. There are two huge bedrooms upstairs with two spacious bathrooms. There is another smaller guest room (big enough to have one twin bed and one single bed) on ground floor. Laundry is in the unit so that we can pack light for our 9-day trip. The owner is super helpful and provided us lots of information beyond our arrival. They also have quite a few guide books in the unit which comes super handy during our stay. There is a community pool right next door. We normally hang out there in early evening. The owner has lots of art decorations and we loved all their wall decorations. After their "inspriation", my mom loves all their arts and wanted to find similar pieced when she is back home. Kona coast is right next to the highway, although this unit is inside, so it's very quite during night. There are a shopping plaza within 10mins walk and you can find all sorts of food and supplies. We had an amazing sunset meal at Sam Choy (with recommendation from Fred!) to celebrate my father and brother's birthday. When we don't feel like eating out, we can simply cook in the house. It's fully equipped kitchen which we prepared some nice and basic meals. My family had a terrific time in Big Island and we will definitely go back again!!!
Fabulous in every way!
travelmom from Pleasanton, CA on 04/09/2013 said:
We rented Fred and Bonnie's condo for Spring Break 2013. The unit was exceptionally clean and bright with plenty of space for everyone. We had another family who joined us for dinner on 2 nights and we easily had room for the 10 of us (and enough room in the kitchen for a couple of cooks!) The condo was particularly quiet since there is no one above or below and the adjacent condo shares only a small wall. The beds were extremely comfortable and the master bedroom/bathroom was so spacious with wonderful views of the ocean and sunsets from the lanai! There were books, games, cards, movies and plenty of beach gear (we had beach chairs, towels and umbrella, coolers for food and a large drink cooler, snorkel gear and even a boogie board (we left 2 more there)). There was plenty of storage space in the kitchen with everything you could need for cooking...we actually never went out to eat since it was so comfortable eating at the condo. The laundry area in the kitchen was a huge bonus as well. As for the Kona Coast Resort, the grounds were well kept and the small pool/spa and tennis courts (tennis raquets/balls in the condo) were steps away from the condo but secluded enough to not hear any noise from them. There is a beach volleyball court, playground, shuffleboard and small basketball area in addition to the activity center with the larger pool/spa overlooking the ocean and small but adequate work out room. Although we never used it, they have dining on site as well as an activities desk to help book your tours. Working with Fred during the booking process was so easy. The contract was clear and any questions were always happily answered. There was a local contact if we needed anything (we didn't). Our deposit was quickly returned after our departure. We definitely plan on returning and would recommend 100%!!!
Great Place & Location
Greg & Linda Comeau from Haverhill, Massachusetts on 03/24/2013 said:
Can't say enough about this place, very spacious condo, everything we needed, well taken care of both inside and outside. This 3-bedroom, 3-bath fitted all our needs of actually being right at home. Family and friends over for a cook-out, great times together without running into each other. Pool right outside the condo, spent time there just relaxing and morning walks on the grounds of the golf course. Would recommend to friends & family. Glad we found this Hawaiian resort and hopefully will return soon!
Over the top gorgeous!
Kat 1958 from Fort Myers, Florida on 02/22/2013 said:
We were pleasantly surprised at what a beautiful condo we had rented. Three bedrooms, three baths, incredible art with desciptions included in the notebook on the table, very close to shopping of all kinds, there's nothing I didn't like about it. Very comfortable beds!
Christmas week stay at Kona Coast Resort unit 7-106
John K from Parker on 01/13/2013 said:
Our family of five spent Christmas week 2012 in unt 7-106 at the Kona Coast are sort. We had a great stay and we would gladly return. This particular unit is privately owned although it seems the majority of the units in the resort are timeshares. We found the unit 7-106 rental using Trip advisor. The unit owners, Fred and Bonnie, were very good in terms pre-briefing us on the entire process. In the months before our trip we received multiple emails from them covering topics like final charges, cancellation policy, cleaning deposit, directions, checkin, checkout, etc. We encountered no surprises once we arrived in Kona. The unit was great in terms of our needs. Three bedrooms and three baths for a family of five adults. We usually do our own cooking and this place was perfect. The kitchen had everything we needed. There's a super market and Longs Drugs within walking distance. The walk to the beach is about one mile. Shore access is even closer. This unit has air conditioning available for an additional charge. We neither used nor needed the a/C. There's a bit of an ocean view from the lanai but if you're looking for unobstructed ocean and sunset views without having to walk to the shore then this is probably not the unit for you. The resort has numerous amenities that are available to the condo guests. These include bbq's, tennis, pools, sauna, rec center,and resort restaurant. We made use of many of these. There were tennis racquets and balls in the condo that we used. There's laundry equipment in the condo which we used. To help expedite access for the next renters, you are asked to strip sheets and start laundry. We were happy to help. Shortly after our return home we received notice that our cleaning deposit had been fully refunded. Again, no surprises. In summary, great stay and highly recommended. If we don't return to this unit again it would only be because we will not always need a three bedroom unit.
Dennis from Gresham, Oregon on 09/20/2012 said:
The information on getting access to the condo was all explained in the correspondence prior to arriving. No hidden charges, everything was up front and spelled out. The condo was very spacious for a 3 bedroom 3 bath residence. We did not feel crowded plus it was very quiet at night. It is only connected to another unit on one side. Kona Coast Resort is in a great location. Stores are within walking distance. You can rent on site all your gear for snorkeling, boogie boarding, beach chairs, etc.. You can arrange all off resort activities also on site. We had a great time and would rent this condo again. A great place for a very reasonable price.
Everything for great vacation
Susie from Pleasanton, CA on 08/23/2012 said:
Stayed at this condo for 5 days and our expectations were exceeded. The condo is spacious, decorated with beautiful artwork and bright Hawaiian decor. This resort, although at the quiet south end of Kona, has everything for our family enjoys. Would recommend and hope to return to again.
Best family vacation I could imagine!
Mrs. K from Midlothian, IL on 08/20/2012 said:
Booking was easy and Fred always answered my questions. The condo is beautiful and spacious (we had 7 adults). The "newlywed" couple had the gorgeous master bedroom. The kitchen served all our needs and the grill was practically right outside the door. Knowing we had a washer and dryer so available allowed us to pack a lot lighter. We found table games, books, tennis and pool equipment, movies, music and more at our disposal. Some were at the pool every night til it closed. We found great snorkel activities, restaurants, shopping, groceries, a church and a luau only minutes away. It would have cost so much more for us to come if we had to get hotels or multiple resort rooms...we couldn't have asked for a better accomodation!
Comfort in a tropical paradise
E&L P from West Linn, Oregon on 07/18/2012 said:
It was our second stay at the condo and it felt great to be here again - we liked it even better than the first time three years ago! This place truly has it all for us.
What a great place
CGriffin from Rancho Cucamonga on 06/20/2012 said:
I just recently returned from a two week stay in this condo and I have to say that it was amazing. The condo is spacious, well decorated, and a comfortable home away from home. It was well equiped and had everything we needed. I simply cannot say enough about how comfortable the condo made our trip. Thanks for sharing your home with my family
Great place to work and play
John H from Battle Ground, Washington on 05/31/2012 said:
Condo 7-106 had everything we needed for our working holiday. The condo has it's own high speed internet which made connecting for work easy compaired to most connections you get in Hawaii. Great location for exploring the southern end of the Big Island.
Just what we needed
Kauai Keiki from Antelope, CA on 04/14/2012 said:
This unit is just what we needed for our family group of 4 adults and 2 teenagers. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and plenty of other room. Master bath has a huge jetted tub and a shower. Great kitchen with plenty of dishes, pots and pans etc. The kitchen also has small appliances including an electric mixer which we used to make a birthday cake for one of the kids. The view of the sunset from this unit's 2 lanais is very good. We enjoyed sitting on the lanai in the evening to watch the sunset and relax after hitting the beach during the day. The resort is close to a great beach for snorkeling and turtle watching. There is a tub of beach toys on the lanai and plenty of beach towels to take with you to the beach. The unit has a very new washer and dryer which work well which is an added convenience. The kitchen light burned out while we were there. We called the service number provided by the owner and someone came and replaced the light bulb almost immediately. We really enjoyed this unit and will rent it again if we need a place in Kona.
Wonderful stay in paradise
Nancy from North Bend WA on 02/08/2012 said:
Your condo was the perfect place to escape winter and spend a few days with my brother and sister-in-law who drove over from Hilo. The furnishings and artwork created a wonderful Island ambiance, and everything contributed to a high comfort level. The sunset from the upstairs balcony was lovely. We all had plenty of privacy with the 3 bedrooms and the 2 levels, and also plenty of common space to enjoy each others'company. It was a great location for visiting the historic places, coffee farms, art galleries, botanical gardens, and beaches. You are on my list for a future visit, and I highly recommend your condo to anyone looking for an amazing stay on the Big Island.
Best condo ever
Jen from McMinnville, OR on 01/23/2012 said:
We have been to Hawaii several times and this was by far the nicest place we have ever stayed. The price was incredible for the condo! Clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated. We loved that it was stocked with everything we needed for our stay- guide books, beach towels, coolers, beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, boogie boards, snorkels, etc. The pool at the complex was also very nice. It is not walking distance to downtown Kailua-Kona, so you would want to have a rental car. We wanted to go to white sand beaches with our small children, so drove about an hour each day to the Kohala coast. But we are still happy that we stayed where we did- we thought it was a much more authentic Hawaiian experience than staying in a self-contained mega-resort (and more affordable). We enjoyed snorkeling, going to the Place of Refuge, and dining out in Kona. We would return to the Big Island just to stay at this incredible condo again!
Well equiped home, especially nice with kids.
Kindmother from Winter Park, FL on 10/18/2011 said:
We were in Kona for the World Championship Ironman and this location was the perfect spot for us. We were able to enjoy our time, yet maintain a household stability with the kids, having home-cooked meals and their own rooms to sleep in.
Good Friends Wedding
Dana F from Hilo, Hawaii on 09/28/2011 said:
I forgot to mention the unit number we stayed at the kona coast condos. It was unit 7-106 owned by Fred and Bonnie. Thank you guys for making your condo a cozy place to stay at. You guys did a wonderful job of keeping it Hawaii like...
Comfortable place for 6 friends to stay together
Kapuna from Portland OR on 09/14/2011 said:
Not sure what the 'service received' means? The home had great space for 6 friends to feel comfortable. It suited us very well. Liked being close to the local stores. Easy walk to the main pool/cafe. Not far to drive into Kona. Outdoor bbq was very handy. The a/C system controls took a little getting used to :) but we got it!! The a/C in the twin bed room needed servicing while we were there. That room could use more bedside lighting and extra dresser also. The best part was we felt 'at home' :)
Beautiful, well-equiped, home away from home!
A van S, The Netherlands from Hilversum, the Netherlands on 09/04/2011 said:
This was the very first time our family stayed in a privately owned condo, so we were a little apprehensive on arrival: would everything be as perfect and nice as in the pictures? Well: everything was! Fred and Bonnie have created a lovely home away from home for you. The condo is very well equipped, you can find everything you need for a family there: lovely big kitchen, pool-playthings, washer and dryer etc. The condo is light and spacious, and though they have added lots of personal touches, it felt like ours within minutes (our son started laying out the table within the first 15 minutes because he found it so cosy...). The resort was very quiet when we were there, so that meant enough space in the pool. We recommend prebooking the airco in summer, we were glad we did! Communication about booking/checking in was very good: mails with deatils about pay, checking in, and questions were quick and clear. For us it was the holiday of a lifetime!
It was perfect!
Julie from Colorado from Colorado on 08/14/2011 said:
This condo was great! The accomendations were plesently better than expected. We stayed 6 nights and then were going to Hilo for the last 3 nights. That other place was so bad that we contacted 7-106 and asked if we could come back for our last 2 nights and they accommendated us. What great service! We mentioned a couple things that needed attention when we left and they were already fixed when we returned. We couldn't have been more pleased. The pool is conveinently located right across the parking lot. The condo listing does give the impression a garage is available for use but isn't. Be sure to opt for the a/C because hi is humid and warm. Each room has its own a/C with its own controls which is awesome! The patio and dining set is different and better than pictured. I hope we get the opportunity to come back!
What a wonderful stay!
Noel from Sacramento, CA on 08/03/2011 said:
This condo is wonderful. It is beautifully decorated, scrupulously clean, and well appointed. Everything we needed was there, except food - which is only a few blocks away. The Roku box is a nice touch - the kids could stream Netflix all they wanted. There are more than enough towels, sheets, extra pillows, etc. There are even kid beach toys, snorkels, etc. We will definitely stay at this unit again in the future.
The Best Vacation Ever!
The Freshlers from Spokane, Washingrton on 07/28/2011 said:
The Freshler family of four and the Wingfield family of three had the best vacation ever! Imagine two family in a condo? Believe it or not we have all kind of room. Each of us has privacy and had a very relaxing and awesome experience. Our kids age are 14, 12 and 7, and boy they have a great time. It is centrally located. Easy access to airport, groceries, stores and of course to the ocean. The kitchen is well stocked and so is the kids fun needs. The condo is super clean and staff are friendly and the price is right!!!
Great value for a group
Jim W from Glendale, CA on 07/15/2011 said:
With 3 bedrooms (+ sofabed), kitchen, laundry, pool toys, and local interest books, this is definitely a better value than 3 hotel rooms. The condo is across the street from a pool, near the most popular snorkel beach, and not in the frenzy of downtown Kailua-Kona. The partial ocean view included the setting sun framed by palm fronds. It is well-situated for exploring the Kona coffee farms or bypassing downtown to get souvenirs & gas at Costco. The owners were very helpful and are justly proud of the art on their walls. We usually ate breakfast in including Kona coffee and farmers'-market fruit. (Mangoes have more flesh than on the mainland, and tiny apple bananas are a delicious 3-bite snack.) If we didn't want to go to a restaurant, we could get take-out from L&L; Hawaiian fastfood in the shopping center across the highway. (Also has supermarket, drugstore, & cinema.) The price does no include A/C, but the local manager can provide access if needed.
We thank Jim W for those very kind comments. We would add to his comment a small correction in that the A/C charge is currently $15/day and that the A/C can be turned on at anytime during a stay by contacting our local manager.
Fred & Bonnie. Owners, Kona Coast Resort 7-106
TJ from Calgary, Alberta on 01/14/2011 said:
We had a great time! The condo is very spacious and had everything we needed! It is very nicely decorated and very clean. The appliances worked very well so you had the comforts of home. It is in a great location- pool is near along with the tennis courts., and the grocery store just up the hill KTa, along with some other nice shops. And very quite at night when were getting the kids to bed. The nice thing about this condo is we felt very comfortable and will definately be back soon!!!
The Baggerly's from Oklahoma City on 10/02/2010 said:
We just returned from week's stay in this wonderful condo and wished we didn't have to have to leave. My husband and I stayed took our Moms, one who had been to Oahu before and the other had never been to Hawaii. The condo is beautifully decorated/furnished and maintained, and very well stocked with everything you could possibly need for an island stay. We appreciated the ice chests, beach equipment (towels, boogie boards, umbrellas, etc.), books, herbs/spices and ktichen equipment. The complex is very quiet and well maintained. The quiet pool and a hot tub is just stone's throw away. My husband and I enjoy snorkeling and visited Kahalu'u Beach Park, which is less than 5 minutes away, several times. It's a great snorkeling spot! A grocery store, Longs and restaurants are close by in the Keauhou Shopping Center. We enjoyed a great meal at Kenichi Pacific (sushi & Japanese fusion cuisine) there. Overall, our favorite thing about the condo was the privacy and quiet feel. I honestly can't think of a single negative thing about it. If you choose this condo you will not be dissapointed!! We will definately stay there again the next time we visit the Big Island. (We are planning a visit to Maui next year for our 20th anniversary and wish Fred & Bonnie had a condo there as well!!)
We enjoyed this fabulous "home away from home"
Mary Schoemann from Fountain Valley on 08/09/2010 said:
This condo has everything one would want in a vacation home. It is beautifully decorated and in a great location within the resort. The pool, tennis courts and BBQ are a stones throw away. We took great pictures of the magnificent Hawaiian sunsets from the upstairs lanai. Three fresh fish meals were prepared (mahi mahi and ono we caught deep sea fishing) in their well stocked kitchen. We ate breakfast every morning on the lovely lanai and relaxed here many evenings. We would definitely recommend this fabulous condo to our friends and family.
excellent well stocked condo
judy from bradenton florida on 08/03/2010 said:
we were delighted with the condo - linens were adequate in quality and amount - kitchen was well stocked with above average utensils - beach equipment was very good with umbrellas, bogey board, snorkeling equipment - quiet pool was very close - the only negative had to do with the personnel at the large pool and bar - they were not friendly and service was less than adequate - we only went there one time due to this
Long Weekend Retreat
The Bakers from Ventura, CA on 05/31/2010 said:
Had a spur of the moment chance to get away and meet up with family in Kona. Condo was very nice, quiet, well located for access to the rest of the island. Weather was great and we visited the volcano. Had some good meals at various restruants in the area and some wonderful homecooked meals as well. Would love to have a chance to visit and stay there again. .
Another Great stay!!
Trent McNelly from Anchorage and Burbank on 05/13/2010 said:
I think this is the third time we've stayed at Fred and Bonnie's condo. I wish I could live there full time! It's a wonderful place, well stocked and maintained in a great place! What else could anyone want?! We will be back soon!!!
Oregon Lumberjock from Tigard, OR on 04/23/2010 said:
Had a great stay here. The condo was very clean & well appointed. Close to shopping & dining, quiet, all around perfect place to settle down for a week or so. Easy to reserve through Aloha Condos, simple check-in, etc. I will DEFINITELY try to stay here again during future visits to Kona. Highly recommend this condo.
A True Aloha Experience
Pat from Hutchinson, MN on 03/25/2010 said:
Four of our family members stayed in Fred & Bonnie's beautiful condo for 9 days in early March 2010. It made our trip truly delightful. The rental process and securing our key was a snap. The condo is spacious, convenient, very well stocked, comfortable and what we all considered having the "true Aloha" feeling. We spent as much time on the large lanai as in the house...coffee & tea in the morning, reading, relaxing & listening to music and cocktails in the evening. The artwork and decorations added an authentic spirit of old and new Hawaii. Having 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms was an added luxury we all enjoyed and the rental rate was the best bargain I have experienced in many, many years! As you may be gathering, there was nothing left wanting in any way...we even had partial views of the ocean; what more could anyone ask for. Thank you Fred and Bonnie for making our long awaited trip an absolute joy!
This condo is hands-down the nicest place we have ever stayed
Winter Escapees from Ann Arbor, Michigan on 03/20/2010 said:
This huge, beautiful, spacious condominium was truly one of the main highlights of our trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. We have been to Kauai and Maui before, and many other places in Australia, Europe, Canada, and the U.S., but this was the nicest place the four of us have stayed, particularly as we prefer to make most of our own meals, and also like the privacy of a condo rental as compared to a hotel. The rooms are large and comfortable; the kitchen and the rest of the condo have about every amenity one can imagine; it is very clean; the bathrooms are large and beautifully updated; it is tastefully decorated with local artwork displayed throughout; and there is a large porch or lanai (where we would take breakfast at dawn), that has a great view of the ocean and the perfectly maintained gardens at the Kona Coast Resort. The facility is close to, but not inside, the city of Kailua-Kona, and has nearby shopping available. This location also provides an excellent base for visiting the many attractions and activities up and down the western coast of the Big Island. (Where there always seems to be a sunny spot to find, if you look for it. We like to visit beaches and take 2-4 hour hikes.) I don't think we could have asked for a nicer location or facility. You can't go wrong here. In addition, the local representative was very helpful with our getting situated upon our arrival. Both he and the owners were also very helpful, understanding and considerate on the morning of our checkout, when we were jolted out of bed at 5 or 6 AM by tsunami warning sirens, following the earthquake in Chile the day before. They offered the possibility for us to stay over if need be, should the tsunami create a disaster, or make it impossible to take our flight later that day. While we waited and watched with thousands of others for 'the big wave', in the end it never materialized, and we went on our way as planned. Nevertheless, we greatly appreciated this act of thoughtfulness.
This condo is so nice that it doesn't feel like a rental - it fe
lovedhawaii from Chattanooga, TN on 03/07/2010 said:
This condo has everything you could possibly need or want on a vacation. If you like to have the option to stay in and cook, the kitchen has every essential you can think of and then some (there is also a grill right outside). All the conveniences of home with a Hawaiian twist. There is a GORGEOUS lanai (outdoor patio) with a table for sharing meals and conversation - complete with tiki lights for the ultimate Hawaiian feel. There is a full grocery store within minutes and at least two local markets right nearby as well where you can get fresh fruits, vegetables etc. If you like to go out, there are plenty of restaurants close by and the owners even have a book of restaurant recommendations and descriptions (along with things to do, etc). The condo is centrally located in Kona yet the grounds are lush, peaceful and tropical. It's situated on a golf course on the water with impeccable grounds. There are several swiming pools and they are never crowded. Perfect for families or couples looking for peace and quiet since there are several options to pick from on the property. I can't think of a single negative thing about our stay except it wasn't nearly long enough! I would higly recommend this condo. It's gorgeous, it's clean, it's comfortable. It's the perfect Hawaiian get-a-way.
It was a beautiful experience.
Alaska Airline travelers from Port Orchard, WA on 02/20/2010 said:
The setting and location were wonderful. The condo had everything we could possibly need for cooking, going to the beach, playing tennis, making fresh squeezed juice, blending fruit drinks, grilling on the grill, playing games, books for reading, etc. Another couple went with us and enjoyed it as well as we did. It was very spacious and comfortable, as well as the beds being comfortable. We liked everything about it. There was nothing we didn't like. We would definitely stay there again.
Dr. Kristi Karambolova from Toronto Canada on 01/24/2010 said:
The villa corresponded to the description very well. Clean, spacious, thoughtfully arranged ie. books, music discs, games,tourist info included, beach material, welcome basket - very nice touches. Should be added to your description as part of the package. Would add a map with details to the closest shopping mall and their working hours. We came at 11 pm after a 15 hour flight and wasted 2 hrs in the dark looking to buy milk and cereal for the kids for breakfast in the morning. For a fee may be you could do some basic shopping for late arrivals as we were? The entire resort was very quiet and very well organized. Will recommend without hesitation.
All the comforts of Home
Gary and Mary from Michigan on 01/23/2010 said:
Staying in this condo made us feel like we were in our own home. The condo is beautifully decorated and sparkling clean. The furnishings are elegant yet comfortable. We were able to cook meals there every day, since the kitchen was well appointed, having everything we needed. The grocery store is conveniently located nearby. We stayed with two other couples, so each couple had their own bedroom and private bath. We started each day with a pleasant breakfast on the lanai. We appreciated the beach "toys" and supplies that were furnished and we enjoyed our days snorkeling at the nearby beach. Almost daily were were in the swimming pool which was right next door and enjoyed the privacy since very few people used the pool and hot tub there. The setting is very quiet and private. We look forward to joining our friends there again.....we highly recommend this condo as your home away from home in Hawaii.
Picturesque restful location
Michigan vacationer from Ann Arbor, Michigan on 01/21/2010 said:
While there is additional sleeping arrangements that would be adequate for children, the three full bedrooms with adjoining baths perfectly accommodated the three adult couples sharing the unit. Although the resort does not have it's own beach, a very short walk away there is an incredible lagoon perfect for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling and the pool directly across the drive from the condo became a regular evening retreat. The little touches of artwork and outstanding added amenities beyond the norm provided by the owners made wine & cheese on the lanai following our dips in the pool into delightful evening events. Unobstructed views of breathtaking sunsets and active blow holes are another short walk from the condo. The resort is beyond a comfortable walking distance from Kona, so a car is useful if one wishes to utilize the shops and restaurants. The owners left directions to a number of their favorite places on the island - which turned into some of our favorites as well.
Best we've ever seen!
Paulette family from Sweden on 01/14/2010 said:
Thanks you for the privilege of living in your condo! We had a fantastic time. Everything was in perfect shape when we arrived and the area around the condo was wonderful - relaxed, well-maintained perfect for evening strolls. The whole atmosphere of the condo itself made it feel more like coming home than coming to a rental -- except better. Good taste! You have obviously put a lot of thought to making your guests comfortable and our stay rewarding. As others have mentioned, your very personal "guide books" to the island were a big help in finding things we might otherwise have missed. We also loved having both a snorkeling beach and a good supermarket in easy walking distance (but not so close as to cause us any traffic).
My stay at Kona Coast Resort Condo 7-106 was Awesome
Alberda and Family from Bellflower, california on 10/20/2009 said:
The service was great. The Condo had everything one could possibly need. There was a leek under the kitchen sink, but it was taken care of immediately. I like the fact that there was plenty of space (very roomy)The decor was nice and the Condo was clean. The location was great; close to shopping and entertainment. I would love to stay in Condo 7-106 again on my next trip to the Big Island. Mahalo!
Bonnie and I are concerned that cleanliness got a lower rating, although it is mentioned by the guest that the unit was clean.
If there is one thing we pride ourselves on, it is the quality of the cleaning service that we have retained. Perhaps this was a lapse so we have forwarded the rating comment to the cleaning staff. We note that all prior reviews give 5 stars to cleanliness.
We are also pleased that the leak was quickly repaired. Breakdowns happen in any home and we are lucky to have a wonderful on-site manager to take care of problems.
Bonnie and I agree with the Alberda family that (whenever we visit this Hawaii home of ours) we think, wow this place is awesome. A refuge of quiet tropical comfort.
Bonnie and Fred, Owner, Kona Coast Resort Condo 7-106
atty1tx from Amarillo, TX on 08/22/2009 said:
Our two small families of three (parents and 2 college-aged daughters) were very comfortable in this 3 bedrm/3bth condo. Every morning, we enjoyed the comfortable covered patio for coffee and breakfast, listening to the birds and ocean. In the evenings, we would end up in those same comfortable patio chairs again, discussing our day. Very quiet resort. Seldom heard the neighbors. We would definitely stay here again. Reservation and arrival process: Very easy and efficient. They acknowledged the deposit and subsequent payment with plenty of detail in the statement. Prompt reply to our email asking questions. They provided excellent directions from the airport. Not hard to find and check-in was a breeze. The condo: Very clean, well-maintained, fresh, and modern. Lots of windows and light. Beautiful art and nice furniture. Ceiling fans in all rooms. It is a fully equipped home--linens, towels, kitchen appliances, dishes & utensils, washer/dryer, tv, stereo, CDs, books, games, and beach toys. Truly, all you need to bring is your clothes and food! (There is a supermarket and drug store less than 5 minute away.) It took only a moment to figure out the a/c controls in each living area. There is a community gas grill just a few steps away. Resort: The girls enjoyed the pools. We did not use other facilities, but the golf course looked great and we heard good things about the restaurant. Location: On the west side of the island, so it is a bit of a drive southeastward to the volcano national park, or northward to a bay we wanted to visit for swimming. The condo is just a 10 minutes to a cluster of other resort hotels, some of which offer luaus. Negatives: Hard to find any negative. Condo parking was a tad awkward, but near the front door. A disabled person could use the first floor bdrm/bath & kitchen, but would have difficulty with split level first floor to the patio & living rm, and of course, stairs to second floor. The area roads are good, but traffic stacks up.
This was a beatiful home with a warm hawaiian atmosphere
jschneider from Russell KS on 08/07/2009 said:
Very nice, would definately recommend. I really enjoyed the homemade folder of places to see and things to do, it helped tremendously. This was our first time to the Big Island and we utilized this folder many times. We also, enjoyed the added amentities. There was toys for our younger son and boogie boards for the older kids! It was perfect!
Appreciated the Extras
Hawaii Guests from Washington State on 07/27/2009 said:
We stayed at Fred and Bonnie's condo in Kona. It was very nice. The condo was updated and very clean. The extras (kitchen equipment and supplies, snorkeling equipment, towels, etc.) were great. We had one minor problem with an air conditioning unit. I called on the way out for the day and it was repaired by the time we returned in the afternoon. We also had a unit from Shell Vacations in the same building and I'd go for Fred and Bonnie's every time. I'd definitely recommend staying there.
Receive level of comfort and service that will be hard to exceed
JustEd from West Linn, Oregon on 07/20/2009 said:
Service: excellent. Home: beautiful. Location and amenities: great. In a few words: For entertainment and places of sightseeing - search The Big Island Revealed "blue book". Everything else - you will find it at the Bonnie and Fred's Condo (including the "blue book").
Excellent 3 bedroom condo in Kona on the Big Island
shenfid from Fountain Valley CA on 06/19/2009 said:
This 3 bedroom 3 bath condo is in excellent condition with all you need for a relaxing stay in Kona on the Big Island. All appliances are new (electric range etc) & condo has air conditioning - many in Kona Coast do not. I would highly recommend it & would stay there again.
Very Nice Condo
MME from Billings, MT on 05/29/2009 said:
Bonnie and Fred's condo is beautiful. I am quite picky and found everything at the condo to be very satisfactory. It really felt like home while we were there. It was one of the best parts of our trip. My husband and I would both HIGHLY recommend this rental.
Chris Farris from Wasilla, AK on 05/28/2009 said:
The grounds were well kept, the condo was phenomenal, and the taste in decor, superb. We had an excellent time staying here, and definitely will come back. You will find nothing better on the big island. We also stayed at the Hilton hotel, and the Hilton (at 300 a night for 1 bed) only beat the condo in one area- better pool.
Great condo and impressive hospitality
Tatsuya from Tokyo, Japan on 04/03/2009 said:
This condo is great and the owner (Bonnie and Fred) is very helpful. I wrote a note to the guest book at the condo as follows: Aug 23, 2008 Dear Bonnie and Fred We had a great time at your wonderful condo. A lot of extras were very helpful for us. This is our second time staying at Kona Coast Resort. Your condo is much better than the condo where we stayed last time. We want to stay at your condo when we come to the Big Island next time. My daughters were very happy to swim in the beautiful sea with many fishes and to see turtles at Kahalu'u Beach Park. One more thing. I was very impressed by your hospitality. Every time I asked a question by email you answered it very quickly and your reply was always sincere and helpful. Thank you for your friendly support.
It doesn't get any better than this!
mzmitch from Santa Barbara, CA on 04/02/2009 said:
Fred and Bonnie's Condo was the most FABULOUS place anyone could stay in! 3 beautiful bedrooms, 3 baths that have just been remodeled. Wonderful kitchen, living room, dining. Just EVERYTHING about it was great. I have stayed on this property before, but , by far 7106 Fred and Bonnie's has been the BEST. Fully equipped with everything. The property is wonderful, great pools, jacuzzi's tennis, you name it they have it. Plus it is only 10 minutes from downtown. You can drive the whole island in a day. You are down the street from a main shopping center.............the list goes on and on. Do yourselves all a favor , book Bonnie and Steve's condo 7106, in fact play the number in the lotto! It's a GOOD number :-) I can't wait to get back!
Wonderful relaxing Vacation ever
Olga Pavlov from Sacramento,CA on 04/02/2009 said:
Such a beautiful and well maintained place to stay.
Beautiful condo-great access
Bomtosea from Seattle on 04/14/2013 said:
Our stay was perfect! Great access, beautiful views, nice amenities, prompt service. More appliances than you might have at home! Thanks, Lesley, for being a gracious host.
Well maintained and wonderful setting
Happy Customers from Anchorage Alaska on 03/23/2013 said:
We were return customers and were just as happy the second time as the first. The condo was well maintained and had a well equipped kitchen, and we enjoyed the personal touch of the magnificent fruit basket that was left for our arrival. Details were well communicated, and we love this location as it has a beautiful view of the ocean, is within easy walking distance of a great snorkeling beach, and there is access to a pool. It has a great deck where we enjoyed many of our meals. Other benefits were a farmers market across the road that is open on Saturday's, and the cinema nearby. We had a fantastic week!
Hawaii at it most charming!
Melissa from Amarillo, TX on 02/24/2013 said:
First of all working with Lesley made making my arrangements a breeze. We had some issues with my email, but all I had to do was email or call Lesley and the issues were taken care of immediately. The cost of renting this condo was actually less than it would have been to rent two hotel rooms so the economics of it was a no brainer. We walked into 10-201 and felt like we were in Hawaii at it's most charming! The decor was so authentic, and not overdone. My husband and I were traveling with my brother and his wife, whom, had never been to Hawaii before, they were so blown away by the home, and that is exactly how it felt like we were home, not just checking into some hotel room. We did not do any cooking as we were on the go the entire time, but had we wanted too, we would have had everything we needed, right down to salt and pepper. The bedrooms and bathrooms were so well appointed and spacious! Watching the sunset on the lanai was breathtaking! The location was very convenient, and parking was so accessible. I would not hesitate to stay here again!
Relaxing, spacious, and loved being able to eat out on the lanai
Nancy from DC on 02/18/2013 said:
Well-stocked. Enjoyed going through the shelves to see what goodies were available! Very close to a mall
Candice Koch from Fox Valley Sask Canada on 02/14/2013 said:
The condo was great It had everything you could possibly need on your trip, from boogie boards; everything for the beach and spices for cooking. We even found a sewing needle to take the sea urchin out of my finger.We could watch the amazing sunsets from the lanai.And the condo was beautiful decorated and up to date. We would like to thank the owners for a wonderful fruit basket that was there on our arrival. We ate every last thing. It was delious. It was easy to find from your directions and was close to alot of the beaches and restaurants.They also gave alot of info about the things to do or see in Hawaii in a binder in one of the drawers.The condo has no air but there is no need because it has ceiling fans and it cools off at night. The only downfall and this is beyond the control of the owners is that I left the bedroom lanai doors and a big noisy truck barrelled down the street. But all in all it was a great condo.
Huge Condo - Great Location
Chris & Dick from Wausau, WI on 02/08/2013 said:
My husband and I stayed here for 5 days with another couple. Condo was super spacious with a large lanai. Very comfortable. Kitchen was well supplied. It was close to the "quiet pool". A short walk down to the resort restaurant and bar. And only a couple blocks to the shopping center where we bought all our groceries. Tvs were a bit outdated and small, but we didn't come to Hawaii to watch TV.
Wonderful home away from home!
Richard & Rachel from Fairbanks on 01/31/2013 said:
I totally agree with the previous review by Helen and Mark of Chicago. This is a lovely, well maintained, and very spacious condo with amenities galore. The resort itself is very nice and well groomed. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!
It doesn't get any better than this!
Helen and Mark from Chicago on 12/12/2012 said:
This is the second time we have stayed here. We holiday in Hawaii very regularly and have stayed in many places but this Condo is our favorite for a number of reasons: 1. Condo is on virtually the same level as the car park so no need to drag luggage and groceries up and down stairs. 2. It is an end unit so has windows right down the south side giving extraordinarily good light. 3. Beautifully furnished. Walk through the front door and we feel at home. 4. Ocean view so you can watch the sun go down and look for that ever elusive green flash. 5. Sea Breeze that constantly flows through the unit with a front door that has a meshed security screen to take advantage of the airflow. 6. Great WiFi that is easy to connect to and has good download speed. We are almost hesistant to let you know how great this condo is becasue we don't want you to book it when we want to be there! Little things mean a lot like having steak knives in the cutlery draw, a blender to make Margaritas and then for the alpha Male, a 5 burner BBQ on the lanai. Some people complain about the noise but the grounds are beautifully maintained and that means the occasional mower or leaf blower. Just head to one of the two pools and voila - no noise! The layout of this Condo is simply superb. Kitchen overlooks the living room which overlooks the lanai which overlooks the fabulous view of the immaculate grounds and the ocean. Sit on the lanai and watch the sun go down sipping on a Margarita. Then throw some steaks on the Barbecue and ask yourself if it gets any better than this. It doesn't!
Comfortable Condo - excellent location
Bill & Lorraine Moffat from Hesperia, CA on 11/28/2012 said:
We enjoyed our stay at the Condo and appreciated the well-stocked kitchen/laundry. It is very convenient to shopping, beach, activities, etc.
Very comfortable, clean, quiet condo with a good view.
Brian French from Victoria, B.C. on 05/01/2012 said:
Condo 10-201 at the Kona Coast Resort is a very well maintained private condo. We received excellent courteous service from the owner. The condo felt like a home from the moment we arrived, beautifully furnished, comfortable beds. The kitchen was fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location of this unit is excellent, right by the resort entrance but still very quiet. The view from the lanai is lovely. We didn't use the resort amenities, too busy enjoying the Big Island adventures. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 10-201 and would stay here again in the future. Thank you Lesley!
Lovely time in Hawaii.
TW from London, ON on 03/12/2012 said:
We enjoyed our stay very much. The weather was perfect, and the resort is very nice. The condo has been updated nicely. We have stayed at 2 other condos in this complex before. Other than the kitchen, this condo is fully updated and modern. The bathrooms are great, the beds are comfortable, the living room and lanai are relaxing. Electronics are good. The kitchen could use a little updating - (counter is old and grout is missing in spots allowing for bacteria: knives and cutlery could use updating). It was great to have laundry and internet, and all the beach items - the kids loved it. The condo itself - we were very happy. I will say the noise from the cars, many trucks and landscaping crew was louder than any other condo I have stayed at. We still enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you.
Ken & Kelli from Anchorage, Alaska on 02/16/2012 said:
We would definitely use this condo again! It was beautiful and well kept. Has all the amenities needed for your stay. Loved the shower!!
Diana from Kelowna. B.C. Canada on 02/06/2012 said:
The condo was everything we expected and more. The bathroom updates had a spa like feeling. All the rooms were large and we loved the extra large lanai. We were able to whale watch from the deck and ate every meal outside. The kitchen was supplied with everything we needed right down to the cooler we used almost everyday. The kitchen could use an update but still met our needs. We stayed for 2 weeks in this condo with another couple. We talked to some friends who were in the same complex as us but one floor down. He rated their condo 2/10 and ours 9/10.
Great time with the family with an awesome view!
Clark Family from Newark, Delaware on 01/30/2012 said:
This is a fantastic condo with an equally remarkable view. Our family of five had plenty of room. This location is very near shopping and good food. Both in walking distance. With a little drive you have a host of activities to choose from.
Outstanding, except for renovation taking place upstairs.
William Moffat from Hesperia, California on 11/21/2011 said:
The condo was very clean, well decorated and had many amenities. The wi-fi was outstanding. The furniture was very comfortable. The view from the lani was outstanding. The kitchen was well furnished with many items. The appliances all worked well. The library was well-stocked. The only negative thing during the time we were there, was the noise from the construction workers upstairs. The noise continued for four days and was extremely bad the last two days. It made it uncomfortable to relax and rest in the condo. The noise factor is why we rated this as four star instead of the five star. The condo is favorable for people with disabilities because of no steps. It The condo was very clean, well decorated and had many amenities. The wi-fi was outstanding. The furniture was very comfortable. The view from the lani was outstanding. The kitchen was well furnished with many items. The appliances all worked well. The library was well-stocked. The only negative thing during the time we were there, was the noise from the construction workers upstairs. The noise continued for four days and was extremely bad the last two days. It made it uncomfortable to relax and rest in the condo. The noise factor is why we rated this as four star instead of the five star. The condo is favorable for people with disabilities because of no steps. It accomodated one of our party who could not navigate steps. We would strongly consider returning to this condo, due to the offer of a discount that Lesley made because of the renovation upstairs. William Moffat one of our party who could not navigate steps. We would strongly consider returning to this condo, due to the offer of a discount that Lesley made because of the renovation upstairs. William Moffat
Aloha William and Lorraine,
We look forward to your return trip to the Big Island and our condo so that you can completely enjoy your next stay. Mahalo for your understanding of the unforeseen delay the owners above incurred as they were to have completed in October. As with most renovations it takes longer and usually more funds than one plans on. We hope the owners above have now completed their renovations as they are due to move in at the end of November.
Aloha and Mahalo,
D Johnson from Tucson, Az on 08/18/2011 said:
Beautiful condo, has everything you need for a perfect vacation!
A great condo in a great location
Jim and Phyllis from Federal Way, WA on 06/15/2011 said:
We have stayed in this condo three times. We love watching the sunsets each night from our lanai. The condo is spacious and has everything you could think of. Including beach towels, folding chairs for the beach, beach mats and more. The condo is exceptionaly clean and well furnished.
Very Nice Condo
Happy Traveler from Sherwood, OR on 03/12/2011 said:
We thought the Condo was very wonderful, well decorated, clean and roomy. It exceeded what were were expecting. We were expecially appreciative of the extra spices and kitchen things that normally are missing from previous rentals . The only thing lacking was extra linens for the living room bed. We had reserved the condo for three people and required three beds (one of the reasons we chose a sleep 6 condo). Our third guest lived in the islands and had brought a sleeping bag just by chance so we were OK, but would have preferred that there had been lines for his bed. There was also more traffic noise than we had anticipated from the resort
Aloha Geraldine Hankins,
Were pleased to hear that our condo 10-201 at Kona Coast Resort exceeded your expectations and everything worked out well during your 4 night stay with us. I wish we could have assisted you and certainly would have preferred it, had we been informed of your need of a third bed. The condo was rented for 2 beds only (a King & a Queen size) sleeps 4 guests and we do offer a sofa-sleeper for (2 additional guests) for an additional fee as stated in the Policies and Web Page. Please in the future when booking make the owner aware of your intent of use of property as it will make for your stay more complete and no surprises for anyone. Kona Coast Resort is a large property with 2 pools, Jacuzzis, Tennis Courts, Restaurant, workout room, activities center and many services for our guests and can be very busy at times. We hope you enjoyed some of the many amenities that it offered you.
-Lesley Blanco, Owner condo 10-201.
Great time, great location
James from Anchorage on 12/30/2010 said:
This condo is very well set up and in a great location. There is security on the gate which makeas it easy to let kids explore by themselves. Easy access to the pools in the condo and a 10 minute walk to a beach wirh great snorkeling. Five minutes to walk to a the nearby mall with movies, resturants, and groceries. A very comfortable stay.
Romantic, Affordable & Can't Wait to Return to 10201
Happy Traveler from CA on 10/17/2010 said:
This is a very large one level unit that has views of the ocean from the minute you step into the condo. The pictures do not do justice to this well maintained condo. The Spa shower was wonderful at the end of a full day of sightseeing & hiking. We enjoyed some of our dinners relaxing on the large lanai and watching the sunset.
Kim from Portland Oregon on 09/13/2010 said:
We travelled to Kona for an outrigger canoe race. The condo was absolutely perfect for team dinners!! Kitchen well-appointed, lanai large and facing the sunset, great bbq on the lanai, dining room table for all. It's a really big condo!! Washer & dryer, dishwasher, nice evening breeze. Would be a nice place for a family get-away also.
Wonderful summer getaway!
M Waters from Denver on 07/25/2010 said:
We have stayed in Kona Coast Resort before, but this condo was bigger than the ones we have stayed before. It also was very quiet, has a beautiful view from the lanai and is easy to check in. No hassle to pick up the keys and signing up papers. Key box code is a great thing! We had to stay an extra night due to a canceled flight and that was not a problem, we just booked another night and went right back. This is a great condo for a family or 2 couples... clean, spacious and easy to access!
Want to stay forever.
Helen and Mark from Arlington Heights, IL on 12/17/2009 said:
This was by far the best condo we have EVER stayed in. The owners provided all the necessary information a few weeks prior to the trip and then contacted us a couple of days before arrival to make sure we had all the information we needed. Directions were easy to follow and the coded lockbox ensured it was easy to get in and we never locked ourselves out. The condo itself was beautifully constructed, furnished and decorated, with pictures and art work that gave it a warm, welcoming feel. Although the entire condo was woonderful, the bathrooms deserve special mention. Spacious layouts, beutiful tile work and the rolled river rock floors int he showers are a great touch! The kitchen was a delight with Island-themed dishes and every cooking utensil imaginable. We hosted a number of dinner parties for local friends and all were very impressed with how at home they felt there. They were also envious of the spectacular sunsets they enjoyed from the dining room and the lanai. The condo stayed pleasantly cool with its' East to West exposure capturing breezes off the ocean ( I swear best location in the whole complex). In the mornings we watched whales breaching and every evening we watched the sunset from the lanai before firing up the bar-b-que for dinner. Although we were on vacation, we have 24/7 type jobs so the wireless connectivity allowed us to check in and avert an insurmountable amount of e-mails upon our return to reality. The resort property had two lovely pools, three hot tubs, two tennis courts, and a small workout facility. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The grocery and drug stores were a five minute walk and Kahalu'u Beach with its' friendly fish and abundance of sea turtles was a 10 minute walk. Kona town is a 10 minute drive. Despite the convenient location, the condo was incredibly quiet with no noise from Ali'i Drive. There is nothing I would change about this condo or the location. It was perfect!
Fabulous Family Vacation
Lisa from San Francisco on 07/29/2009 said:
This condo is in a prime location right off the highway and right near the market. The ocean view from the lanai is just fabulous. We felt at home the whole week we were there and everything you need is there including beach and pool toys, cooking spices and condiments, internet and entertainment. The condo is very well kept and very comfortable. We had a great time and would come back any time! We loved the big island. There is sooooo much to do. Thanks for a lovely stay!! Mahalo!
Stephine Cunningham from Santa Barbara, CA on 05/19/2009 said:
This condo was absolutely fantastic! We stayed for about a week and it truly felt like home. Having the "extras" like beach towels, sand mats, ice chests etc really made life easier. The condo was in wonderful condition, and it's so large and spacious. We have stayed at this complex many times before and this unit was by far the best. We will definitely be back!
Relax and Enjoy!
betts386 from Raleigh, NC on 05/18/2009 said:
We had an absolutely fabulous week in this condo! It was clean, decorated very nicely, peaceful, and quiet. It was a joy to wake up in the morning, sit outside drinking our coffee, and look out towards the water. After spending a week in a hotel on Oahu, this was a much welcomed change of pace. My mother fell in love with the floorplan and is still asking to this day when we are going back! There is a grocery store close by and it is convenient to just about all the activities available on the Big Island. We would definitely recommend a stay here!
Tokyo Jo from Tokyo, Japan on 04/25/2009 said:
We had a great week in Kona with two small children. The unit was spacious and roomy with a full kitchen to cater to most family needs. Conveniently located close to the gate of the complex, but no noise of traffic. The sunset from the Lanai is quite a sight, and makes you feel as though you own a piece of paradise, for a modest price. Keauhou is a nice quiet location, just the right distance from Kailua so that you don't feel too secluded, but have the luxury of silence at night at the same time. Groceries and daily necessities are just across the street at the Keauhou Shopping center, where you can just about find anything you may want during a one week vacation. A 10 minute jog down to the beach is great getting down, but the hill climb up can be a challenge if you jog too far down Ali'i drive. Overall, it's good fun for the kids and family.
Restful and fun
50 Love Tennis Ladies from Kilauea, HI on 04/25/2009 said:
The condo was very spacious and very clean. The owners were kind enough to accomodate our tennis group of senior women. Yes, we will definitely consider staying at this same property again during our next Kailua-Kona Tennis Tournament. Mahalo Plenty, Leyen Meyer
Great place for family fun
Tokyo Jo from Tokyo, Japan on 04/24/2009 said:
We spent a wonderful week on the Big Island. Keauhou is a quiet and peaceful area, just the right distance away from Kailua Kona, but convenient enough not to feel secluded. This is a great base for activities, and the complex has just the right size pool for kids. Groceries are a 5 min. drive away, and a beach at walking distance.
A great escape in all ways
Holly, Lorna and Scott, from BC from British Columbia on 04/23/2009 said:
We got exactly what was advertised a very well appointed, very clean, beautiful and a very handy location from which to base our vacation from. Seemed to be about exactly central to all the things we did. Would we stay here again? With out hesitation, we even left our boogie boards there to see if they survive till we can make it back again. Hopefully sooner than later.
What a great stay!!
keki from San Francisco, CA on 04/13/2009 said:
We had a great stay at the Kona Coast Resort 10-201 in Keauhou with all of the comforts of home. Large lanai with an outdoor gas grill. KTA, local grocery store, and Longs are located within walking distance to the property. Kahulu'u is the closest beach with great snorkeling. We visited in April, so eventhough there wasn't any air conditioning, the ceiling fans provided adequate air circulation. There's a pool that's great for little ones and you can get towels there. We can't wait to return! (Note: In the description it mentions there are no steps to/from unit. There are actually a few steps down to the unit from the parking area.)
Rick A from Twin Cities, MN on 04/11/2009 said:
I have rented a couple of condos in this complex for a total of 4 vacations. The condo is quite comfortable and is quite being on the south side of Kona away from the hussle and bussle of the tourist areas.
Home sweet home for a week!
cwolf from Mankato, MN on 04/04/2009 said:
Hawaii was a wonderful experience and to top it off was this great place to stay! We were so relaxed and enjoyed the condo completely. It had all the makings of a fantastic vacation!
enjoy stay in Big Island
yasuko & minoru from Tokyo Japan on 04/04/2009 said:
We enjoyed to breathe the fresh air,to play the golf and so on. Therefore we intend to visit Big Island every year.
Always a Great Experience
Rick from Minneapolis on 03/20/2013 said:
This is the 4th time we have stayed at this condo, and it is always a terrific experience. The location is terrific and the views incredible.
Whales and Dolphins and Sunsets, Oh My!
Sher from Andover, MN on 03/16/2013 said:
We were fortunate to stay at Scott and Linda's beautiful condo for 5 weeks. Upon entering, we found that everything we were told about the condo was true, and it fulfilled and exceeded all of our expectations. All of the appliances were in good working order, and it was great to have a washer and dryer on the premises. The view from the large lanai was spectacular. Every morning we would watch the whales put on their show, and every evening provided a breathtaking sunset. Several times we even spotted spinner dolphins. The location is very convenient. Many times we just walked across the street to go to the Farmer's Market, pick up a few groceries at KTa, or dine at one of the small local restaurants. It is also just a short distance to the village of Kailua and the airport. We love Hawaii, and are currently looking to book a condo on Kauai for next year. However, we haven't been successful in finding anything to compare to Scott and Linda's spacious condo with the lovely view. They have us spoiled!
Hey Mike and Sherri,
Thank you for the great review, we are happy you had a great time. Anything we can do better? Come see us again after you find out Kona is better..then Kauai..:) thanks again Scott and Linda, Owners.
A great place to relax!
Sue from St. John's, NL, Canada on 10/17/2012 said:
My husband and I both enjoyed our stay in this condo.We especially enjoyed the view of the golf course and ocean. The property is well maintained and well equipped. We appreciated the owners attention to detail re: tips for shopping,restaurants,and info about everything in the condo.
Kcr Condo 10-304
bill u from Santa Clara, Ca. on 08/01/2012 said:
My family and I have stayed in this unit several times and when given a choice we prefer 10-304 because of the following: - great view, full ocean view - great location; located near local shopping area (super market, restaurants, movie theater, drug store) - Internet WiFi - clean, well taken care of - air conditioning - kitchen, frig., washer, dryer
Thanks Bill, we will keep updating it as we can. Thanks for the return stay!
Mahalo, Scott. Owner KCR 10-304
Scott L from Anchorage Alaska on 07/24/2012 said:
The condo was everything and more than we expected. The pictures do not do it justice on the space of the unit. Beautiful views and nice restaurants close by. Overall this was the best vacation and place we have ever had the pleasure to stay in. Thank you
A wonderful family gathering place
toodles57 from 33912 on 04/13/2012 said:
We visited for two weeks. My son and daughter in law and precious 5 year old grandson live in Kona so it was absolutely wonderful to be near them and have the space for my grandson to come and sleep over..and to becablevto entertain. The pool area is great for families. Two suggestions I would make are improve restaurant menu and motivation of staff at the restaurant. Also the activities available were not promoted enough...perhaps a whiteboard out in the entrance to the pool with the days activity and the next days ...promoting sign up and information. Otherwise it was great...we'll be back!
Ocean view, ocean breezes
Ruth S. from Chilliwack, B.C. on 03/08/2012 said:
The four of us had a wonderful time at 10-304. The unit was very clean and spacious (sometimes all 4 of us were working in the kitchen) with high ceilings, lots of windows, comfortable beds, in house laundry facilities, attractive decor, and a lovely lanai. We spent most of our "home" time on the lanai enjoying the amazing view. The grounds and pools were well maintained as well. We all are happy to recommend this unit at the Kona Coast Resort.
Tammy from Northern California on 01/13/2012 said:
The home was exactly as it is pictured on the website. Everything was extremely clean and neat. The amenities within the home were great. We enjoyed breakfast on the Lanai and were able to cook with ease at night when we wanted to (plenty of kettles, pots and pans etc). The location was great. Close enough to grocery, drug stores, yet far enough away from town to provide some quietness. With a family of four including two older children(16 and 23),it was nice to have space to spread out. The resort itself was also very nice. Two swimming pools, hot tubs,and a restaurant. We would definitely rent this condo again.
Our best condo experience ever.
Linda from Albuquerque on 12/15/2011 said:
We really enjoyed our stay. Last year we stayed in a time share property at Kona Coast and liked the area so much we wanted to return. I found the price $139 very reasonable. The view is fantastic and visible from the living room and dinning room as well as the lanai. There was an initial problem with one of the ac units, but it was quickly resolved and we found little need for a/c. Just opened the window in the kitchen and the door and let the breezes flow through sliding glass doors to the lanai. The condo was clean, and nicely appointed. The proximity to downtown Kona is a big plus. We had a very pleasant stay and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The pictures are very accurate in depicting the inside, but don't do the view justice!
Baba from Ptld, OR. on 10/04/2011 said:
Love this place! Beautiful surroundings, lots of extra's left for us to use, spacious and clean. Owner and all who work there are extremely nice and helpful. Would definately stay again
Great ocean view and a nice sunny kitchen
weihjustin from Phoenix, Arizona on 09/03/2011 said:
The good: expansive ocean view from the deck, comfortable in the main living area, sunny kitchen w/ washer/dryer & mountain view in the morning, spacious shower units, beach chairs and towels, ice chests and snorkel sets on site, location is convenient to the Keauhou shopping center and near Kahalu'u beach park. The owner Jim Weinand is informative by providing email communication w/ driving directions and maps. billing is itemized and understandable. The bad: await room to be ready for 1 hour and 15 min until 4:50PM local time, cleaning charge too high, AC units are too noisy, loft is too warm to be cool down in a hot summer, and TV sets & stereo systems are outdated. The bottom line: we would stay in this condo again. Overall, our visiting experience is very good.
Last Minute Booking - Wonderful Stay!
Mo from Crescent City, CA on 08/17/2011 said:
Everything in the condo was as described, and even exceeded our expectations. Wonderful views and great location close to beaches, shops and restaurants, but away from the bustle of Kona, which was a short drive away. The lanai was the place we started and ended each day. This condo was so well equipped we didn't have to buy or rent anything during our stay. Early morning noise from the road can be a problem if you're a late sleeper, but we didn't even notice it after the first day. Kaleo Lindsey, the local contact, was especially helpful when we first arrived and made sure everything was in order.
Wonderful stay in Kona
Bill & Brenda from Tucson, AZ on 08/08/2011 said:
Condo is in perfect quiet location with full sunset view every evening.This has to be one of the best locations in the resort. Fantastic kitchen stocked with many seasonings and condiments.Comfortable furnishings and king bed. Much beach equipment provided. Only negative thing we experienced was a cranky shower head which was very difficult to adjust. Water was wasted trying to adjust the temp. In spite of this one negative, we definitely would stay in this condo again.
HawaiiLover403 from West Seneca, New York on 06/15/2011 said:
This is one of the best places we have stayed with Shell Vacation Hospitality. There were 4 of us on this vacation and we couldn't get in each others way if we tried. I felt right at home. Great location.
love kona coast and condo 10-304
B. Adams from Innisfail Ab Canada on 05/03/2011 said:
person responsible for cleaning condo showed up on time and did a great job. we had problems with a/c leaking to lower neighbours lanai and he dealt with this promptly.the condo is beautiful with beautiful views. Kona coast is well located near shopping center and close to downtown.We really enjoyed the quiet pool daily. The meet and greet Monday evening was great really enjoyed the entertainment and Freddie.access to the computer in registration building was really nice.We wish internet was included in condo fee. washer and dryer in unit is a great bonus. the caretaker needed to repair upstairs sink and called to make arrangements and showed up when he said he would. the pest control fellows came one morning while we were there and prior to this our friends staying upstairs had 3 bugs we think palm beetles and after in the shower we think one palm beetle and what they thought was a cockroach. we had never had bugs before.the humidity was high and this could be the reason.we found 2 dead palm beetles on the main floor. we love this condo and the location and look forward to coming again next year.
A. Gant from Sebastopol, CA on 01/17/2011 said:
The condo is in a very well-maintained, comfortable development with pool, fitness facilities, tennis courts and a golf course next door. Beautiful view over the golf course to the ocean from the lanai where we ate breakfast and relaxed at sunset. End unit next to alii Dr., but traffic noise was minimal and privacy and being on the 3rd floor were a plus. Very comfortable master bed and bath. Shopping center nearby is great for Sat. farmer's market and picking up groceries etc.
bmalf from Honolulu, HI on 01/06/2011 said:
The condo was wonderful and had everything we needed. We appreciated having the snorkel gear, boogie boards and chairs for the beach, as well as the deluxe first aide kit (to treat our coral cuts) and the binder with recommendations about beaches, restaurants, etc. We had a great view of the ocean and sunset, and we enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and other ammenities at the resort. The location is also convenient to get to shopping areas and the Kailua-Kona harbor.
MJ from Seattle, WA on 11/30/2010 said:
We had a lovely stay. This was such a gorgeous & comfortable condo. There was plenty of space for everyone and a view of the ocean from just about every room!
This resort is perfect in all respects!
leecourtney from Galveston, Tx on 10/11/2010 said:
The Kona Coast Resort is impressive from the entrance to the exit. We were greeted by friendly staff who answered all our questions knowledgably throughout our 7 day stay. Everything you needed was provided for our comfort and the condo was immaculate. The ambience of the property itself as well as our condo was very relaxing. Decor in excellent taste. The activities Staff was most helpful with directions and brochures/phamplets for sightseeing. The location is very good since a small shopping center is just in the next block and it is just minutes away from the local shopping and eateries. It is very close to major highway that allows you to tour the entire island. We will definitely stay there again. Also appreciated that nothing was misrepresented in their internet advertisement where we made our booking.
Great Condo in Kona
Carl from Tucson from Tucson AZ on 08/23/2010 said:
This condo was a great value. The owner was a pleasure to deal with before and during our stay. The condo is in a great location and the complex was great. We used both pools and both were well maintained. The condo had everything we needed: beach towels, beach chairs and folding chairs, coolers, toys, etc. Great place to relax and watch sunsets from the lanai. We spent most of our time at beaches. There are some great snorkeling spots and great breakfest/coffee places down highway 19. I strongly suggest reading Hawaii Revealed, it is a blue book and the condo has one on the desk. I look forward to staying in this condo again!
Alice from Keaau, Hi. on 07/28/2010 said:
My daughter Janett lives and work in Kona. We hardly get to see her. So she made all of the arrangements for us to stay here. It was just breath taking. The view, the sunsets, the location. Everything was just awesome. We had our breakfast and dinners out on the lanai. I must have over a hundred pictures of the sunset. A different set every eveing. The boys just loved the pool and playground. They went there everyday. The funny thing is. We live on the Big Island, on the Hilo side. We had everything we needed, plus extras. The place is very clean. Mahalo, to the owner for giving us the pleasure and trusting us to use this Condo. Mahalo, The Basque Ohana
Highly recommend! Great accommodations and value!
Desi from California on 07/26/2010 said:
We had a wonderful stay at condo 10-304. The unit came with everything and more that we needed (appliances, furniture/bedding, electronics, games, etc.), to make our vacation wonderful and carefree. The unit was clean and comfortable and a great value. I would highly recommended this unit to anyone interested in visiting Kona. I have already told friends about it and will definately rent again for our next visit.
Breath-taking views, relaxing, better for couples
On our way to Shanghai from Akron on 07/21/2010 said:
10-304 of Kona Coast Resorts is close to the ocean, snorkeling, and the shopping complex to get your necessities/food and some dining. Probably the best part of the condo is the views. It was a pleasant surprise to have items like bedding, cleaning supplies, TP, etc included in the condo- thank you!! Couldn't easily travel with that from the continental us like we do when staying on the mainland. I say this vacation home is probably better for one couple for 2 reasons- the air conditioning does nothing for the upstairs loft. So unless you like it hot, or are traveling in a cooler season, you probably don't want to sleep up there. The other reason I suggest that children not occupy this house has to do with the downstairs neighbor. She found us right away after arrival to tell us to make sure our children walked softly because of the tile floors. So, we spent an entire week telling our children to whisper and to tiptoe around (one of our son's walks like an elephant).
Mark and family Wisconsin from River Falls, WI on 07/16/2010 said:
We spent 5 nights and had breakfast on the lanai each morning, our surprise was 2 full size bathrooms with walkin showers. The condo was very clean with all the necessary supplies to begin our stay. The grocery and drug stores were 2 blocks away, an easy walk and the view was fantastic each day. We opted for no air conditioning and the breeze made it very comfortable for sleeping as we were gone somewhere during the day. We highly recommend this wonderful property. There is access to a beach within 1 mile and there are 2 pools and 3 hot tubs on the property. There is a gas grill right next to the garage.
Great place to vacation
Rod from Las Vegas, NV on 06/24/2010 said:
Great location , reasonablly priced. Had all the amenities, very clean and well cared for. We would stay again. Look forward to our next visit. Aloha Condos the best. Konaloa and Kona Coast abslutely the best value and location.
Hawaii 2010 from Junction City, OR on 06/16/2010 said:
We were very impressed with the condo and grounds, the kitchen was very well equiped. The large lanai was wonderful and we enjoyed beautiful sunsets.
Wonderful Kona Coast Condo
Aloha Dennis from Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii on 05/06/2010 said:
Aloha Condos (Kona Coast Resort 10-304) is a wonderful place to stay in Kona. It is located in the Kona Coast Resort with the Keauhou shopping center just 2 blocks away. The condo has an upgraded kitchen with marble counters and new appliances, very easy to get around for cooking. A small wet bar area at the end of the kitchen is ideal for breakfast or to have an evening drink. The large main bathroom has a clear tile-block shower enclosure and double sinks layed in marble. The modernize kitchen, tile floors throughout and Hawaiian decor made it a relaxing place to stay. The ocean view across the golf course is spectacular. Watching from the condo deck or walking 1 block to the ocean front cliffs to watch the sunset is a nightly ritual. We highly recommend the stay for 2 or 4 people since this is a 2 bedroom 2 bath condominium. Aloha, Dennis
Kona Coast Resort Condo 10-304
Mongowal from Helena, MT on 04/28/2010 said:
The best vacation we have ever had. The Condo was very clean with all the amenities. The beds were very comfortable and having two bathrooms was a real plus. The placement of the condo was perfect, the lanai overlooked the ocean with no other buildings obstructing the view. The condo had plenty of space for our family of four. The only one minor issue was that there is no direct access to a beach from the condo complex, at least not one that we could find. This was not a huge issue as we were able to find other beaches close by. The pool area was nice as was the bar, a little spendy, but we expected this. Overall, we had a great time and will never stay in a hotel on a vacation again. This was our most relaxing, fun filled vacation we have ever had. We will stay here again for sure.
Kona Coast Resort - Unit 10-304
On Vacation from Escondido, CA on 04/14/2010 said:
We stayed for 8 days with our two younger teens. The Resort property is well maintained and the grounds are very nice. Staff is friendly and helpful. The unit itself is nicely stocked with towels (beach & bath), kitchen pot/pans, (even laundry soap) and information about things to do (including on-site activities). It is very spacious and the large lanae is unbeatable for a 180 views of the ocean and sunsets. All appliances worked just fine. I understand that it was updated - the owners did a nice job with the kitchen and bathrooms. The furnishing are nice although they show some wear. All in all it was quite comfortable. We did not use the AC, but I can see where you might need it. Most of the time there were great ocean breezes with all the windows open, except for the upstairs (kids bedroom/loft). The owners provided 3 moveable fans which helped a lot. We had our own internet service so can't comment about service through the Resort. We liked the resort location. It is about 30 minutes to nice sandy beaches like Hapuna, but there are plenty of things to do locally, so you won't get bored. It is a quiter location than in town and not as lush as the large resorts, but it was a good home base. The grocery store is across the street which is really helpful. We cooked and ate on the lanae a lot. The pools are nice and we ate at the poolside restaurant a couple of times. Food was pretty good and fairly reasonably priced. A nice way to spend the evening with the kids in the pool.
A wonderful place to spend your vacation.
Four Turtles from Greenbrae, CA on 03/31/2010 said:
The views from the lanai are 300 degrees around, just shy of 360! We felt very comfortable and could have easily spent our days happily not leaving the condo, amazing considering we are the type that are always on the go. The owner was extremely responsive to any questions we had before we went and really seemed to care that we throughly enjoy our stay at his obviously well loved vacation get away. And that we did.
Ruth from Olympia, WA on 01/07/2010 said:
This condo has a wonderful view of the ocean. The sunsets are beautiful. We never ate inside as it is just too great out on the lanai. The unit was comfortable, very clean and had everything we needed. Having coolers, beach chairs, beach towels and boogie boards provided makes packing so much easier! The location is convenient to shopping, activities and a good snorkel beach. We would most definitely stay there again.
fridge did not work, very nice view
tan man from portland on 11/27/2009 said:
We were at 10-304 for 8 days, a very nice unit with a great view. Our fridge did not work the entire time, the management kept trying to fix it, I believe they ended up replacing it after we left. The quiet pool area with hot tub was close and very well maintained. It weas nice to relax there.
stay @ kona coast #10-304
cl davis from bothell wa on 11/02/2009 said:
we loved our unit. Beautiful sweeping view of the ocean, very nice unit with lots of extra. The pools were great. Used exercise room everyday. Our only complaints were: we had to pay extra for air conditioning, which never seemed to cool the loft area bedroom which stayed too warm. There was constuction just out side our front door. They were working on the stairway and walk ways on week days. Workers were very nioe, but we had to listen to hammers and saws, which took away from our peaceful retreat. Would have been nice to have been told in advance.
Sam from Kuala Lumpur on 10/14/2009 said:
This was the second time that Carmen and I stayed at the Kona Coast Resort. We liked it last year and hence wanted to return to the same development this year. We found the standard of the condo to be excellent with the necessary amenities. However and being only two, we did not take full advantage of what the condo had to offer. Nevertheless, the location, the spaciousness, the view, the proximity to shopping, etc all added to an enjoyable experience. If we find ourselves back in Koan again next year, we will certainly look to stay at Kona Coast Resort again. Thanks.
Another beautiful trip
Heidi J. from Kenmore, WA on 09/23/2009 said:
This was our second trip to this condo. The location is perfect for us - between snorkeling to the south and shopping/restaurants to the north. We love relaxing on the lanai at sunset and with our morning coffee. The condo is really nicely appointed and generally well equipped (though there was no replacement for the kleenex and we almost ran out of TP this time).
Great Family Spot
Walrus from Memphis, TN on 08/17/2009 said:
A good spot for chillin' out, or a home base for day trips around the island. Watch the sun dip into the ocean every night (maybe even seen a green flash). Right on Alii Drive, so a short distance to several outstanding restaurants. Plenty of room to spread out. Have some Kona coffee on the lanai in the AM. Quiet community.
Kona Coast Resort Condo 10-304
Tim, Maria & kids from Chicago on 07/28/2009 said:
The property was in great condition and was a great value! The photos accurately reflect the interior of the condo. The owners obviously use the property and it is very well maintained. There are towels, utensils, dishes, a washer and dryer, many appliances (all in working order); just like being at home. There is a grocery store, movie theatre and drugstore within walking distance. We very much enjoyed our stay! I have nothing bad to say about our experience. The best beach I have ever seen is Hapuna Beach. It's a 45 minute drive away (there is really nothing that it is close to) with turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Google it, then GO! Also did Volcano National Park (3 hours away) [1.5 out of 5 stars], Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens (2 hours away)[3.5 out of 5 stars] (take mosquito spray), and the Southernmost point in the US [1/2 star out of 5]. We had 5 nights and that proved enough time to see everything we wanted to. Again, highly recommend staying at this condo!
Busniness & Pleasure
Richard from Mammoth Lakes, CA on 05/19/2009 said:
This condo has a wonderful view and has been remodel in the Kitchen. I found it to be very comfortable and provided all the needs for a place away from home.
Best Condo Ever
Shane from Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada on 04/23/2009 said:
We spent Christmas at this condo and it was the best we have ever had. We have 4 children and it was perfect. The older girls loved their private space upstairs. It was very well equipped and loved the clothes rack on the lanai for all the towels after swimming. The lanai furniture was very nice and the view was awesome. The kids enjoyed playing with others in the complex. Can't wait for our next trip and hope we can get this same condo.
A Paradise Osasis
AlohaGal76 from Los Angeles, California on 04/23/2009 said:
A beautiful, breezy top-floor unit, with near panoramic ocean views and all the comforts of home. Whether cooking in the spacious fully-equipped kitchen, lounging on the huge lanai or catching up on your favoriate TV program in the livingroom, master bedroom or loft bedroom (equipped with two huge bathrooms), this unit is well worth the stay. If you don't wish to travel the 4 mins north to Kaliua-Kona (but don't miss the great pier, shops, restaurants and spectacular lu'au), you're only a stone's throw away from a convenient outdoor shopping center, where you can find a huge grocery store, drugstore, shops, restaurants, and even a movie theater. I've been to the Big Island at least 10 times,and Unit 10-304 is by far the most attrative, well-maintained owner's unit ever. The surrounding grounds are quiet and very clean, with lots of activities to choose from including shuffleboard, tennis, volleball, baskteball, swimming...there's also an activities desk on premise to help you plan your day. I will be back!
Beautiful condo with an amazing view
Heidi from Kenmore, WA on 04/07/2009 said:
This condo is beautifully appointed with everything necessary for a relaxing, fun vacation; guidebooks, beach towels and toys, binocs and lovely lanai with 180 degree view of the ocean. The condo is conveniently located and the resort has great amenities. The best place to relax, bar none.
fun in the sun
sun from portland,oregon on 04/06/2009 said:
this property has all the comforts of home. it also has a beautiful view of the ocean. the only drawback is that you have to pay a daily fee for internet access. and for a long stay it adds up.
Kimo Dejon from Bend, OR on 04/03/2009 said:
We sent Jim of Aloha Condos e-mails and voicemails asking him to schedule me and my wife to stay in this unit for our upcoming anniversary! he never got back to us and so we changed our plans and are staying somewhere else! Pretty sad situation if this is how your condo is being handled! Kimo Dejon
All of the condos on our website can be rented Real-Time via our website (www.alohacondos.com) and don't require sending emails or calling anybody to rent. We don't want potential guests to have to wait for a response in order to book their stay.
This guest had called me to ask for a discount and I passed along this information to the owner - Jim Weinand. Jim never contacted the guest because of a problem that occurred during the guest's previous stay.
During their previous stay this customer violated the non-smoking policy and smoked heavily in the unit. After their departure the cleaning team went to considerable effort and additional expense to properly clean the unit for our next guests. The owners will not rent to this guest again.
Follow the Lava
horse from San Francisco on 04/03/2009 said:
The place was very spacious, we had a plumbing problem and with the help of the owner and the property manager, what could have been a disastrous waste of water was averted and fixed. I took a beautiful photo of a lime green gecko which I blew up and then painted a picture of. The facility was great as were the amenities in the condo and we had a wonderful time. Thank you. Harry Huberman and family
MobX3 from Lancaster, PA on 04/03/2009 said:
This unit was just as it was pictured online....clean, comfortable, nicely decorated, and the view was amazing. We did have an unexpected guest sharing the condo.....we weren't informed about the likelihood that a gecko(s) may get into the condo.....most likely through a space in the screen door when we had the front door open. We kept the door closed after that. We enjoyed the island breezes coming in from all the windows but the noise outside every morning from the condo maintenance people was rather annoying. Over all, we very much enjoyed staying here!
Felt like home - great location!!
isment2b from Thousand Oaks, CA on 04/02/2009 said:
As soon as we stepped into the condo, it felt like home!!! It has all the conveniences that you would need on vacation, and the view and balcony are exquisite. We loved the location, just a short drive to great snorkeling (with giant sea turtles) and many restaurants.
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