Na Hale O Keauhou
|Na Hale O Keauhou Townhome J-2|
|Arrival/Departure Dates:||05/18/13 - 05/18/13|
|Guests:||4 adults, 0 children|
|Daily (0 days) rate:||NaN|
|Checkout cleaning fee||$150.00|
|Interim cleaning fee||--|
|Additional person fee||--|
|Total cost of stay:||$170.13|
|Amount due 04/18/2013:||$0.00|
|Amount due today:||$170.13|
2-Bedroom 2.5-Bath Ocean View Townhome - Sleeps 4
Had a wonderful experience!
This town home is conviently located near a shopping center, and is only a few minutes from downtown Kailua. The swimming pool/spa is only a short walk. The town home is very well equipped with BBQ, coffee mill and other conviences to make it feel like home. We had a great time, and recommend this town home enthusiastically.
A home away from home
The entire experience from booking through to our stay was absolutely superb! The host provided thorough instructions and were good with follow up communication. When we arrived at the townhome there was a welcome basket of organic goodies for us to enjoy during our stay - a really nice personal touch. Our party was my partner and I and my elderly parents. We were previously staying in a so called 5 star resort in Maui, and the comfort and quality of this townhome beat it hands down. Everyone loved their stay in the townhome and the decor and furnishings are of a very high standard. The townhome was presented immaculately and was spotless and well equipped from the kitchen, wifi, through to all the gear needed for the beach which was a real bonus. The guest book was very informative and helped us plan our activities and dining out. We loved the fact that it felt like our home as soon as we entered. We didn't get to use the gym or pool but the pool certainly looked inviting. There is a shopping centre just 5 minutes walk away. It is not in the centre of Kona, but only 5-10 minutes drive away which is not a problem with a vehicle. I would not hesitate in recommending this accommodation to anyone and would certainly return one day!
Peaceful condo and central location to all the sights of Kailua
This condo was an amazing find! The condo was well stocked with all we needed (including boogie boards!)for a wonderfully relaxing stay. Kitchen was fully equipped and we were able to feel at home minutes after we arrived. The location was ideal both for sightseeing and for relaxing. The condo is located right next to the condo complex pool but was still peaceful virtually every day. We slept with all the windows open every night. It is within minutes of beaches, snorkeling, and the Kailua "downtown" area. So much to see in Kona...we will be back!
We had everything we needed.
This condo and it's owner are interested in making your stay on the Big Island perfect in every way. It was comfortable, well appointed, and beautifully decorated. The place was spotless and we had everything we needed. Thanks again.
We stayed at J-2 in the Na Hale complex, and it made for a great trip. We found a kitchen that was nicely furnished so that we could prepare meals- the unit itself is spacious, modern, and comfortable. We found it to be a bit noisy in the mornings-so if you want to sleep in, probably not your unit- but if like us, you are up early for the next adventure-it is not an issue. The unit comes with all you want inside-and is walking distance to market or beaches, and easy access for the main road to town or points south The reson we ended up staying at this unit versus another condo was the owner- He responded to our email request for info promptly--as a matter of fact, we never did get any reply from 2 other condos listed on line that we contacted. We hope to stay here again !
This townhome was like coming home to our own home.
The townhouse was perfect and the location was great. We especially appreciated the childs high chair, crib and stair gate for our 15 month old. The view from the master bedroom was a fabulous way to start the day and we loved the gentle trade wind breezes blowing through the home every day. The pool was also really nice and we appreciated the beach and pool amenities in the garage. We would definitely stay here again.
Staying in paradise
We spent much of out time at the beach...Magic Sands is awesome, but is called Magic because from time to time it disappears, then reappears. It was with us our entire trip and we loved it. It's a 10 minute drive and easy to ride bikes to as well. The gated complex was nearly empty so I could get in my morning work-outs easily and we had the pool to ourselves.
We are planning to come back
We truly enjoyed our stay in J-2. It is clear that the owners have spent time thinking about how to make the renters' experience a good one. The views from the patio (a bit of the ocean and a golf course) and the MB deck (full view of the ocean) were wonderful. I am a bit of a neat freak and the unit was very clean. I was especially appreciative of the fact that many basics had been left at the unit for us to use. No need to buy salt and pepper. The kitchen was fully equipped making cooking a breeze. We were sad that we did not have more time to spend.
Looking forward to our next visit
We loved this condo! It had everything we wanted and everything was in great condition. We particularly enjoyed using the well equipped kitchen and outdoor grill. We took advantage of the beach chairs and towels almost every day when we visited the nearby fabulous snorkling beach. Make sure to visit the Sat farmer's market at the Keauhou shopping center and pick up some freshly caught ono for the grill: we recommend a passion fruit marinade! The beds were comfy, there were books to read (including field guides to the exotic birds and fishes), and we could plug in our ipod and listen to our favorite music while lounging on on the couch drinking freshly ground complimentary Kona coffee. What could be better? Just wish we could have stayed longer...
I spent many hours researching lodging for our Hawaiian vacation. We weren't interested in hotels and Kona condos are a dime a dozen. When I found the Na Hale O Keauhou townhome J-2, I was curious. It looked good in the pictures and the price was right but would it live up to our expectations? I can honestly say that J-2 exceeded our every expectation. We arrived to a huge gift basket on the doorstep filled with local goodies. We opened the front door to find a beautifully appointed home with every amenity you could want. Two comfortable outdoor sitting areas provided the perfect place to watch the ocean and the sunset. The pool was only steps away and although shared with the community it was rarely busy and always inviting. And, although not located directly on the ocean the nearest beach, and best snorkeling on the island, is only a 10 minute walk (or 3-minute drive) down the road. To welcome their guests the Owners provided an excellent personal guide to the island including their recommendations on where to eat, snorkel, hike, etc. And their recommendations are spot on. We enjoyed excellent meals and wonderful beaches. And since they knew their guests would be spending time at the beach there was a selection of beach and snorkel gear to borrow along with a large stockpile of beach towels. I would classify this home as Luxury accommodations as we found it nicer than most 5-star hotels. Although the home is used by a continuous flow of guests it was exceptionally clean and left us feeling as if we had walked into a brand new model home. The only improvement I might suggest, and keep in mind this is a personal preference, is a king size bed. My hubby and I are both very tall people over 6-ft and a king size make all the difference. But we made do with some romantic cuddling in the very comfortable queen positioned with a view of the ocean. Our stay at J-2 was exceptional and I don't hesitate recommending it. We hope to return again soon ourselves.
We were completely delighted with this condo. It was great to be so close to the pool since the kids wanted to swim every day. The condo has a highchair, crib, pack-n-play and baby gate as well as beach toys for kids. The decor is very classy and comfortable. The neighborhood is quiet and in a great location. We took advantage of the free cultural events at the Keauhou Shopping Center just minutes away. We had a minor issue when we first arrived but it was taken care of immediately. Also, we forgot some items when we left so we contacted the owner and he arranged to have them sent to us asap. So, not only is the condo wonderful but so is the owner. We can't imagine staying anywhere else on our next trip to the Big Island.
Beatufiul Townhome... An absolute Charm!
We stayed at this beautiful townhome for 8 nights in april 2011 and had a fantastic time! This is a very clean, comfortable, quiet (and safe... inside a gated community), well-maintained, and beautifully-decorated townhome. It is close to grocery, restaurants, and great snorkeling sites. Very well-equipped... It had everything we needed from kitchen utensils to snorkel gear, beach chairs, and flashlights (that we needed for lava cave tours). The owner, Bob, always answered our questions promptly... was an absolute pleasure dealing with him. We truly enjoyed our stay there and looking forward to going back again soon!
Wonderful townhouse in a great location!
This is a wonderfully decorated and maintained townhome in a newer condo complex just south of Kailua-town (Kona). The owners have thoughtfully provided for every need ~ fully equipped kitchen, upscale barbeque grill, plenty of towels and amenities for beach going. The home is beautifully decorated in tasteful, sophisticated furnishings. We have stayed in many condos on the Big Island over the years, and this is the one to which we will be returning!
Fantastic condo, well equiped; great value!
We (2 couples) stayed in J-2 for 5 nights; the condo was absolutely spotless clean, and had everything we could possibly need and more! The kitchen has every imaginable utensil, pot, pan, dish, and power tool! The complex was extremely quiet (likely due to the time of year), and well equiped with a pool, whirl pool, and a small gym which all appeared well maintained. The condo is also close to some shopping, and just up the road from a great beginner snorkling place. Bob was very good to communicate with and answered all our questions in a timely manner. We really enjoyed our relatively short stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to family and friends.
It was a pleasure to stay at this condo. We were very impressed with how well equipped the condo was with household items and beach equipment. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend it!
Luxurious condo at a super afforable price!
We traveled to Kona with our friends for our "last hurrah trip before having kids" and had a fabulous time! The condo was stocked with all the amenities we could have possibly needed...a BBQ, plenty of kitchen supplies, laundry services, the list goes on and on. We even spotted a crib and pack n play, which will come in handy when we come back and/or recommend this place to other family with children. Did I mention everything was in pristine condition? We traveled to Maui about six months prior to this trip, and spent on a 1 bedroom condo what this 2 bd condo cost. We were delighted at the amazing deal in Maui, so you can imagine our shock when finding this spot!! We enjoyed the pool nearly every day, and had many a lunch & dinner on our patio. I cannot recommend this spot more highly...while it isn't located directly on the beach, it was 10-15 minutes walking distance or 2-3 minutes driving distance from several beaches.
A great place to stay with 2 kids
Wonderful 2 bedroom condo. Well furnished. Really nice pool and work out facilities. Well equipped with beach gear. Nice Weber BBQ. ( I have to get one now.) Very quiet surroundings. Nice sunsets. On site manager very helpful. Grocery shopping close by or only a short drive to Costco, Walmart, Safeway or Target in Kona. Best price for gas at Costco. We would have no hesitation going back.
A Wonderful Experience
This was a perfect townhouse for two couples to share. The website showed it off perfectly....I looked over it so many times and felt like I'd already been there. It did not disapoint. I was happy to see lots of towels and beach towels and everything else we needed. The location was great. The best thing to do would be to rent a vehicle but it is possible to do a lot without one. There is a shopping centre close by plus a trolley bus that goes into town. Kona is a terrific little town. I also heard the tour bus trip is great. There's lots of books and magazines about the island in the twnhse. The best one to use is one we had also brought with us..Big Island Revealed.(The blue book) Great reviews. I also appreciated the prompt email responses from the owner. A great holiday, just too short!
quiet. relaxing. comfortable. Though not on the ocean, a decent view from our condo (but not all have that). Pool was not utilized by many and was a great place to cool off--it almost felt like a private pool when we only had other folks there at 3 of the 8 times we visited the pool.
A Lovely Place To Stay
After 17 days in this beautiful condo it was hard to leave. It really felt like home! From the cozy living room to the fully stocked kitchen to the comfy bedrooms, it has everything one could desire in a vacation home. The BBQ on the lower lanai was handy for nightly grilling, and the upper lanai was a peaceful place to read a book, take an afternoon nap, and watch the Kona sunsets. It was also great to have access to the garage to store golf clubs, travel bags, etc. The only downside to this unit is a bit of "traffic" noise as the residents in the lower buildings leave for work in the mornings. It was a great excuse to get up and go for an early morning walk. It certainly wouldn't stop us from staying here again. We thoroughly enjoyed Nanealoa. Mahalo to Bob and Judy for sharing their wonderful condo.
HOME away from HOME
I guess the title says it all....having stayed in J2 on three different occasions for a total of 13 weeks it really feels like home. The gift basket upon arrival is always much appreciated. One of my favourite places in the townhouse is the lanai off the master bedroom, a great place to read and relax on the comfortable chaises, also a wonderful place to appreciate the ocean view and the incredible sunsets. The outdoor patio furniture on the ground floor lanai is very comfortable too, a great place to have meals and make use of the BBQ. The proximity of the Keauhou shopping centre is very convenient, just a short walk and includes a supermarket, drug store, post office, several restaurants, movie theatre etc. The kitchen is very well equipped, there is also a good stock of supplies such as paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, ziploc and garbage bags etc. Having a remote on one of the house keys was very handy, thus avoiding the need to key in a code every time you enter the complex. The grounds are very well maintained and managed. Finally, the owner, Bob Blomberg is a pleasure to deal with, very accessible and always responds promptly when making contact with him. I'm looking forward to my next visit!
Clean, Comfortable, Great Location
Very clean - had everything that one could want. In fact, more than we needed. The snorkel beach was so close (about 10 min on foot), we didn't use the pool. Didn't use the BBQ either, but used the kitchen extensively (can't offer any advice on local restaurants). Nice view, especially from the master bedroom lanai. Convenient to the grocery store (walkable if you don't mind the hill). Fairly new, in great condition and well appointed. Some fairly minor disappointments: the bed was too hard for my taste; to get a good picture on the downstairs TV (from cable), you had to make sure that the DVD player was powered off; the crew that maintains the grounds does a good job, but be prepared for the "2 cycle (engine) symphony" 3 days during the week; some residents use their lanais for entering / exting their units, meaning there may well be foot traffic by your lanai (spooked the wife); the burnt wood smell from the fire up the mountain permeated the air every night. Overall, enjoyed my stay, would consider renting again.
My husband and I stayed in Unit J2 for 15 nights in October. The condo was absolutely wonderful, exactly like the pictures on the website - very tastefully decorated and fitted out with all the mod cons (it was like staying in a show home)! Thank you for the welcome basket on arrival. Cooking in the kitchen was such a pleasure - it had every utensil you could possibly want for. There were also beach chairs/boogie boards/snorkel equipment etc in the garage for use when visiting the beaches. Also, having laundry facilities inside the condo and a barbecue on the lanai was definitely a bonus. The gated complex was very quiet, which suited us. The pool area was beautiful and the grounds were very well maintained. It is situated very close, just a little way down the hill, from the Keauhou shopping centre where we used to go the KTA supermarket for our daily newspaper and groceries and which was very reasonably priced (for Hawaii)! Making reservations for Unit J2 via Aloha Condos was very simple and straightforward and handled efficiently by Bob and Judy(the owners). They were very helpful and emailed the guestbook which contained useful information on both the condo and the island, which assisted in the planning of our vacation. They also advised us on the best options when shopping for groceries, which we were very grateful for. In summary, our vacation at Unit J2 and the Na Hale O Keauhou complex was brilliant and we are hopefully looking to return again this year.
Everything you need for a quiet Ironman pre race fortnight!
3rd Time is a charm as that how may times we have stayed in this complex. J2 has everything a person could think of right down to your beach chair.Great views and a very quite and well looked after complex. I would not recomend this complex if you are 20's early 30's and looking for long night's on the lani enjoying drinks. It's very quite and any noise is not a good thing.....If your looking to relax.......this is your place.
For our first trip to Hawaii, we couldn't have found a more attractive and comfortable condo. The owners have gone to great lengths to provide you with everything you might need and in such an aesthetically pleasing way, from the cozy sofa to the most comfortable bed we've found in a rental. It's proximity to a shopping center for staples, as well as the GREAT Kona snorkeling sites, kept us out of the car and in the water. We had a blast!!! We're already planning our next visit!!
We will stay here again
My husband and I stayed at the Hale Nanealoa townhome in September of 2006. Let me first preface this review that I am very picky about where I stay on vacations. I have stayed through the gamut of different types of accommodations in my life, from motel to luxury. As I get older, my pickiness has increased and I only like to stay at very nice properties. This property is up in the 5 star range and is one of the best where I have stayed. Everything was new and clean and stylish. There was NO white "cheesy" lawn furniture that I have seen at other Hawaiian properties, nor was there the wear and tear typically seen in other condos in Hawaii. The master bathroom is something you would only get at a five or six star hotel and it was very large. I have stayed on nearly all islands in the Hawaiian chain, and this place has been the best. The view was very nice and the pool quiet and relaxing. The grounds were also well maintained. Everything was upscale here. I very much appreciated the gift basket for our wedding anniversary after I was asked on their website if we were going for a special occasion. The owners were very professional and concerned that we had a good time and everything we needed. (This has not been the case at other Hawaiian properties that I have stayed). The price was excellent for the value of this vacation home. I highly recommend Hale Nanealoa.
Excellent Place to Stay!
I was amazed by how this condo had an "at home" feeling. The complex was secure, clean, and quiet. The condo is close to the pool, which may bother some visitors who want complete serenity. The owner of the condo was always available to get our questions answered before we arrived and had very detailed instructions on how to get to the condo, find keys, and rules of the complex. The views were spectacular from the upper and lower lanai. We were impressed with the quality of linens, towels, and kitchenware. The boogie boards, and snorkel gear were a plus! We felt the location was a perfect starting point and we were able to walk to many places. We spent 2 weeks at the Na Hale O Keauhou. When the time comes take another vacation to Kona, we will definitely want to rent this condo again!
Home away from home.
Once again we enjoyed our recent stay in the J2 townhouse at Hale Nanealoa. We have now spent a total of 7 weeks there in the past 2 years,this should give you an idea of how comfortable we feel there. As before,the added touch of the 'welcome basket' was a lovely treat. The townhouse is well equipped and its proximity to local shopping is great. We really appreciated having the barbeque, which we used often. The chaises on the upstairs lanai are a great place to relax, read and enjoy the ocean view. I must also take time to mention the incredible sunsets which were such a treat each evening. I would not hesitate to recommend to my friends and family that they include staying here in their vacation plans on the Big Island. I look forward to my next visit, hopefully next year. Finally I'd like to say what a pleasure it is dealing with the owner, Bob Blomberg.
Wonderful house! Felt at home being thousands of miiles from ho
We have spent two fantastic weeks in the house in Na Hale O'Keauhou! I will for sure come back there again! Our vacation there is one of the greatest memories I have. I am very grateful to the owners of this wonderful house for their invitation to spend our vacation there!
This condo lived up to all my hopes for my Big Island adventure! I wanted to LIVE there. It is everything the pictures show it to be. We came with my son and enjoyed taking the quick ride to the public beach just down the road (it is walking distance for some!) whenever we weren't exploring the more distant beaches either up or down the coast (and still used the pool as well!). Enjoyed the farmer's market (outside the nearby grocery store) just up the hill (walked to that one!). It is a beautiful property located in a good area of town.