Kanaloa at Kona, Condo 2503 1BR 2BA, Sleeps 4
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My wife I and come to the Big Island every year for about the last ten years. The first couple of years we stayed at other places and in our exploring we found Kanaloa Condos. We stayed at another unit before we found Al’s place. That was probably 6 or 7 years ago. During our first stay the air -con did not work in the bedroom and we contacted Al and we can came up with a solution that worked for of us, and I must say Al was very wanting to make things right. Which was great. Because of this experience and also the ocean view, well equiped and comfortable unit we are yearly regulars at Al’s place. When we get there it is always like coming home.
We had a restful visit and found the condo met all our expectations. All equipment (fans, AC, etc.) functioned as expected and the place was clean and in order when we arrived. We did have some early on issues with the TV system but managed to get it resolved. Also, one morning we both went out on the ocean-side deck and shut the slider which self-locked! This was early (6:30) so waited about 1/2 hour for a maintenance man to appear and get us back into the condo. You may wish to warn people to not completely close the slider when on the deck in case it locks preventing reentry.
Great location, great view and the condo has all the amenities to make the stay comfortable and homie. Also the complex very nice. Would definitely returned.
Well Stocked Condo in a Great Location!
We stayed in 2503 for a week and it was fabulous! There was a gift basket with local fruit, jam, and coffee upon arrive, which was so nice considering we arrived around 9:30 p.m. Definitely a nice touch! The condo was stocked with everything we needed including beach toys, towels, paper products, etc... We ate most meals on the lanai, and the kitchen was well stocked too. The grills located on the property were perfect for cooking. The lanai overlooked the pool and ocean, allowing us to listen to the waves crash. We've been to the Big Island a few times and the location of this condo was perfect, close to Kona but not in the middle of the bad traffic. The only semi-negative thing about the condo was that it is a bit dated, although very well maintained and clean. We appreciated our time in 2503 and hope to return soon!
KONA CONDO 2503 REVIEW
Condo #2503, at Kanaloa at Kona, is a great property with a great view. However, the property needs some updating and care. There were numerous little things that would have made our stay more enjoyable had they been cleaned, fixed or replaced.
Examples: Kitchen faucet difficult to move and leaks around the base. Lighting is poor, with outdated or burned out CFL's. The carpet is loose on stairs. Long vertical blinds have missing or broken blades. The sliding door tracks were so dirty we had to clean to open/close them. Stereo and 1 of 2 TV's not working. The knives were poor quality and dull. The property could provide a couple of beach chairs. There were no pens, paper, scissors or surface cleaners available.
Again many small issues that could readily be fixed to provide a 5 star experience. We would watch for further reviews before deciding to return to this property.
Large and comfortable
This was an ideal condo from our perspective - beautifully located overlooking the BBQ area, the “ocean pool”, and the ocean - west facing sunsets. The king sized bed was comfortable and having the two lanais (west facing towards the ocean and east facing off the bedroom) were well appointed, as well as roomy. The two bathrooms were nice to have - one of which has been upgraded, the other not.
There were various condiments in the cupboards. The kitchen knives, although numerous could use some professional sharpening, and the cupboards themselves could use some attention (mainly realigning a few doors). The TV could be a bit more modern. However, everything (appliances) worked well.
The furniture was in good condition. We found the interior to be on the dark side and a more fastidious cleaning could have been done in the kitchen.
All that said, we would definitely go back - a great vacation from our perspective.