Grand Welcome Vacation Rentals
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Great location but in urgent need of cleaning
The house is functional, the location is perfect and the view from the lanai is stunning!!
It is important to emphasize that with the location on the waterfront follows the sound of waves pounding to the shore 24-7. We got use to it – but others might not. The house does not have air conditioning, which we missed, as it was quite hot when we stayed in the house in august.
The house is a bit worn and especially the kitchen and bathrooms could need an update. We could live with that – but the cleanliness of the house was not acceptable e.g. all kitchen fronts where sticky and dirty. We found a dead cockroach behind the garbage can, and other peoples stuff covered in dust under the beds. We started to clean some of it, but gave up, as it was an enormous task – but most of it could easily be cleaned.
Beautiful view from rustic home
We had such a beautiful stay and really loved it - even saw dolphins from the balcony on our last morning! Loved the doors that open from the bedroom to the view - stunning. Used the body boards and went snorkeling right out front. Has a very homely feel and we would have loved to stay longer.
Small cons: No aircon is uncomfortable on very hot days and the $50 early check-in charge feels tight - I always offer early check-in to my Airbnb guests for free!
Our new favorite place on planet earth
We cannot recommend this property highly enough. It absolutely made our trip to Big Island and we could not believe our luck in finding it! You are truly on the ocean; the shoreline is volcanic rock, so you're not climbing in to the water, but the view is epic. Nothing between you and the ocean. We saw sea turtles, dolphins, and gorgeous waves. The sound of the surf was a constant companion. The house itself is beautifully updated, and included everything we needed and plenty more. Comfortable bed and pillows. Great washer and dryer. The back lanai, though, was even better than the photos. We spent every morning and every sunset out there. Absolutely heavenly place, and check in and check out were both perfectly seamless. Location was fantastic, close to shops and restaurants and beaches, but you're in a quiet neighborhood at the end of the day.
I loved this house. I also loved knowing that the house has been in the family for years. The only draw back, and I knew this in advance, is the sound of traffic in one of the bedrooms as this house is on a major road.
We had a fantastic time in this home. The location is exceptional--right on the Kona coast. The two year old could run around on the patio safely. The adults were stunned by the views from dawn to sunset. The kitchen and both bathrooms could be updated, but so many classic touches around the rest of the house (areas with fantastic wood-work) made it easy to enjoy this wonderful house.
Darling home right on the Ocean
I have stayed at Makana Kai as a child and it has many fond memories. The sunset view and location is great. The home wasn't as clean as we would have liked upon arrival and that is my reason for the four stars. Other than that, it's a darling House is well equipped and in walking distance to magic sands beach.