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Waikoloa is an oasis on the coast surrounded by lava fields. This unit had a beautiful view of the ocean and sunsets from its comfortable Lanai. You'll need to bring your own coffee or tea but all the necessities are supplied. the bed in the master bedroom was so comfortable we wanted to find out the manufacturer.
The Waikoloa location afforded simple access to the most magnificent snorkeling I've ever experienced and I lived in Hawaii for several years we particularly enjoyed watching a large pod of dolphin swim by the Lanai which we were able to observe using the supplied high quality binoculars.
Upscale shops and restaurants are located in the Waikoloa district and the condo itself has a nice restaurant and beautiful pool.
We plan to return.
Great view, quiet complex
The complex itself was gorgeous and very quiet. It is smaller and appeared to be a place where many people lived year round. If you are looking for a resort with all the "action" this would not be for you. However, if you want a quiet private get away it is wonderful. There is no music or activities at the pool but there is a bar and restaurant. The pool was very nice and the views were amazing.
The condo itself was very large with an amazing amount of storage. As I said, the kind of place you could easily live in year round. It is literally right on the ocean so the views are spectacular. There is no beach in this area though. There is probably 30 yards of lava rock between you and the ocean. A few concerns we had with the unit that kept me from giving it a higher overall rating were the cleanliness of the master bath shower, the lack of supplies at the condo, and some minor things that needed repair. The handle for the master shower is in need of replacement. Once we figured it out it was fine but it definitely needs to be replaced. This shower needs a very good scrubbing though. When dry you could see a white film settled on the tile. I think it just needs a really good scrubbing. The bigger concern was the lack of supplies at the condo. Pot, pans, utensils and all of the was there but no basic supplies that you would need to be there for an extended period of time. I have never rented a condo like this that did not have salt, pepper, paper towel, plastic wrap, a starter supply of coffee, etc. All of that should have been there. We even had to buy extra toilet paper as we only had two rolls per bathroom when we arrived and we had four people staying there for a week. There are some thing that just need minor repair too. For example, could not get the remotes to operate the TV. We also noticed that the brand of the remotes did not even match the TV. The BBQ grill needed a good cleaning, one of the patio lights did not work, etc.
Overall the condo was very nice and I can't imagine a better view. There is a ton of space in this unit as well. Not sure how often the owners visit but the condo needs a bit of TLC and it would be a five start.
Hi Mary Beth,
We apologize for the inconvenient issues you've encountered during your stay. We want to ensure that all guests enjoy their vacation. I have passed this along to our local team on the Big Island and hope to have it resolved as soon as possible. Thank you!
Amazing location in Waikoloa
My family had an incredibly relaxing time in this condo. The ocean view and close proximity to the Ocean Club (pool area) make it tough to ever feel like you need to leave the resort. The condo itself was great and check-in was a breeze. The condo is modern and well appointed. While the overall cleanliness wasn't perfect (laundry left in dryer, drains need clearing, stained pillowcases), I wouldn't hesitate to try and stay here again the next time we are on the big island.
We apologize for the lack of cleaning you've encountered during your stay. Our team has been notified of the pillow cases & the sheets left in the dryer. All beds should have been made before your arrival. Thank you!
Property was incredible! Whales out front every morning!
The property was incredible. However the owner is being done a disservice by the management company. The check in process was easy. However, dirty dishes and knives returned to cabinets and knife block, no start up supplies and maintenance on dishwasher incomplete. Will return again in the future despite the above.
It’s a nice property.
The propert was nice, enjoyable pool with drinks and restaurant. The lanai does not offer much privacy due to surrounding buildings. There was no shampoo, oils or basic Kitchen food cooking items so be prepared to bring your own, or need to purchase. The master bed, pillows are hard. The place grew on us as the days passed with the ocean view.
We apologize for the lack of supplies at this home. I have passed these suggestions to our management team. They have let me know that this is one of the changes they will be making to help improve the guests' stays. Thank you!
My husband and I stayed in 15A at Hali’i Kai with our two kids, ages 14 and 12, this past week. We had an amazing week exploring the Big Island beaches with this condo as our home base. It’s a beautiful condo in a great location. We arrived last Wed. night and after hours check in was a breeze. The condo is just as pictured online, but better in person. It’s well equipt with all the kitchen essentials. The view from the lanai was awesome. My husband and I woke up every morning extra early to enjoy our coffee while watching the waves and loved the birds and geckos that would visit. I think that my 14-year-old son (who is very ‘14’ and not impressed by much!) summed up our stay the best. On our second night at Hali’i Kai, we were out on the lanai BBQing and enjoying the view. He was watching some fishing boats off in the distance and said, “This place is amazing”! I agree.
Thanks you so much for sharing your condo with us. We’ll be back! Hopefully, in the Spring to see the whales!