Left on 05/29/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | Mark L
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at this condo very much. The major positives are that the unit is spacious; the condo complex has beautiful grounds (great gardening, and it's oceanfront, though the unit itself is not immediately on the ocean) and great amenities; the kitchen was well-supplied with cookware, appliances, and utensils; and overall it was just an easy, comfortable place to stay.
I enjoyed the provided snorkeling gear, and there are some great snorkeling spots nearby: Kahalu'u Bay is just a little bit north, reachable by walking along the coast (a bit rough in spots) or with a very short drive, and "Two Step," right by the Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park (aka Place of Refuge) isn't far down the coast in the other direction. There was plenty of beach gear provided, in general, which is always nice so you don't have to worry about bringing or renting any.
I cooked several meals there, and the kitchen was great. The cookware and utensils are a bit old / cheap, but they work well enough. The condo complex has grills available for use, too. There is a KTA supermarket extremely close to the complex, and its prices seemed reasonable (for Hawaii). It was nice to be able to pick up some fresh Ahi tuna from the supermarket, make a simple marinade for it, and have great grilled Ahi steaks right in our condo for *so much* less than at a restaurant. But if you're looking at condo reviews, I guess you might already be sold on that aspect...
The unit itself is a bit dated in terms of its finishes and furnishings, if you care about that sort of thing. We didn't.
Left on 03/19/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Linda
My stay was very enjoyable. The condo was clean and everything needed for the stay.
North Bend, WA
Left on 11/29/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Barbara
The condo was very well appointed with many extras to make things easy - lots of kitchen utensils, beach chairs, cleaning products, spices, extra towels, etc. It was nicely furnished with interesting art on the walls too. We did have a problem with the toilet not filling after flushing but the owner had left contact numbers for any problems and this problem was promptly taken care of by a local contact person. A peaceful,lovely spot...
Left on 10/24/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Arno
Extremely well furnished, there's not a thing you need that's not there! The condo is very quiet and comfortable. That's a keeper
Excellent Condo 1203
Left on 08/11/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | flstchd01
The usint was ready before listed check in which made our travel day much more easy. The unit was clean and had every amentity needed for a fun time in Kona including, tennis rackets and balls, beach umbrella and towels. There are 2 books on the coffee table that really helped us plan our adventures. Full working high and I do mean high speed internet access. An awesome Balcony over looking coconut treesand a gold course fairway. The pools on site were ideal and the grounds were landscaped with beautiful tropical flowers. I could go on and on but just take our ord for it, if you are looking for an intimate 1 bedroom condo for a romantic getaway to hawaii for 2 look no further just pick this unit and enjoy planning the rest of your vacation!!!
Married couple from AZ
Clean and comfortable
Left on 08/03/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Married couple from AZ
We found this condo to be clean and comfortable during our stay. Having the air conditioning and washer/dryer was very useful. The kitchen is of an older style but still very functional, with good selection of cooking tools and dinnerware. The bedroom with king bed is large with plenty of room for moving around and storage. The shower had less water-pressure than we'd like, but still worked. Overall the entire unit is spacious for a couple to be very comfortable during an extended stay.
The adult pool is within short walking distance and was nice to utilize for quiet and relaxation. The ocean pool has a great view, however it can be crowded with families and a bit noisy.
The booking process through aloha Condos was simple. The unit owner was very easy to contact before and during our stay. He was very reasonable to work with and we appreciated his consideration and effiency in providing all the information we would need for check-in.
The area itself is quiet and only a 10-15 min drive from main Kailua-Kona hustle-bustle. Grocery shopping, and a couple of good restaurants (Royal Thai, and Sam Choy's) are conveniently just up the hill.
Overall, a good experience. A good base camp to explore the Kona side of the island.
A great choice
Left on 07/20/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | SueS
I have stayed in many condos at Kanaloa, and was very pleased with this choice. This condo is located close to all the pools, and on the cooler, golf course, side of the complex. It is very well maintained and the housekeepers should be commended for how clean it was. Don't let the lower price fool you, this is a comfortable roomy condo in a quiet location and nicer than some you will pay more for.
Well maintained condo with aC & Wifi
Left on 06/09/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Marisa
Great value. Older condo but clean, roomy, & well kept. Complete with all amenities including precious aC & Wifi. Not knowing Kona, I was unsure about the golf course location thinking it would be in the middle of nowhere, but it's a perfect location - only 5 minutes from downtown and our new favorite beach (Magic Sands). Nicely quiet - ate breakfast on the patio in peace listening to birds everyday. Very impressed with how stocked condo was with everything from sporting goods to a full spice rack - others don't even have salt & pepper!
We are happy!
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Vladimir&Elena
We are grateful Mark for a comfortable accommodation in his wonderful, well- designed and well-equipped condo. We spent such a great time in the beautiful and quiet place. We wish we could stay longer there. We come back again!
A home away from home!
Left on 11/04/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Nancy
Conveniently located to sites, beaches, pools, golfing & shopping, Quiet, relaxing & comfortable with all the amenities of home. Loved the lanai and the ocean front pool.
We chose this place based on reviews and were not disappointed in the least. Definitely would recommend to friends and family.
Great Vacation!! Will be back...
Left on 06/29/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | djb
Great vacation place - spacious condo with a well equipped kitchen. Immaculate grounds, a choice of 3 pools so if you want quiet, it is no problem. A short distance to restaurants, grocery stores, markets etc. It is a great place to rest and rejuvenate in between activities.
Exceeded our expectations
Left on 05/23/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Daniel
We stayed at this condo for only 3 nights but wished we would have been here the entire 10 days of our vacation. I loved all the extras it came with especially beach stuff. It really felt like home since we didnt have to go out and buy anything other than groceries. We cooked everynight and got to enjoy our last three days in Hawaii just relaxing. Also, it was so quiet we over slept every morning..
Mike and Judi
What a lovely place.
Left on 05/21/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Mike and Judi
The condo was spacious, well decorated and appointed, and the location was great. We enjoyed a quiet vacation in a comfortable spot. The rental process and subsequent correspondence was easy and helpful.
Shellie and Dave
Best Vacation Spot!
Left on 05/08/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Shellie and Dave
We loved the condo 1203!! It was spacious and clean and had everything we could possibly need for our stay! the bedroom faced out to the ocean so you could hear the waves at night and the lanai off the living room faced out to the golf coarse which was beautiful and serene both for breakfast and for dinners! We used the BBQ across from the condo every night for dinner! The condo is in the perfect spot for exploring the island and was close to all amenities. We loved the community and looked forward to coming "home" at the end of each day.
perfect place to prepare for the ironman and holidays after
Left on 10/17/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | charlotte uma
quiet, pools, sea+surf, close to grocerystore+ sams choice, near end of ali`i drive. all in all we`ll come back, thanks a lot!!!
best regards thomas+ family
Nice and quiet stay
Left on 08/13/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Kona4More
Clean and spacious condo. The Kanaloa resort is beautifully landscaped. Minutes from Kahaluu beach park which is one of the best snorkeling spots on the Big Island, with lots of turtles. We were winding down after a fairly hectic time in Maui, so this quiet condo was in the perfect setting. For families the keauhou shopping center is conveniently located nearby with groceries, restaurants etc.
Left on 05/15/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Jeff
We reserved this place because it looked to be a very good value. We didn't want to pay for, nor did we expect, a plush resort accommodation, but this exceeded expectations. It is a very nice condo in a very nice complex. The condo has many amenities that give the feeling of home. The owner has provided a fully equipped kitchen including a variety of spices and cleaning supplies. Even the knives were very sharp which is highly unusual.
The complex is very clean, quiet and with good security. I inadvertently opened my trunk from inside the condo and was surprised when security knocked on the door to inform me of the situation.
Left on 05/10/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Scott Schwald
We enjoyed the condo very much. It's located in a very convenient area that is close to many things and easy to drive to any location. The condo is supplied with all the necessities just like home. We felt so fortunate to have found such a nice place to stay.
Fort Myers, Florida
Left on 05/05/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Honeymooners
We had a wonderful time staying in this condo. It was centrally located and had everything we needed. After spending a long day visiting the green sand beach, black sand beach and volcano park it was great coming back to a place that felt like home. We are definitely going to recommend this condo to our friends and family. We will be staying here in the future!!
jan & michael
clean & quiet & amenities +++!
Left on 02/23/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | jan & michael
Mark provided excellent service. All emails were answered right away, directions to the condo were precise and everything was in order when we arrived (keys, code etc)
The condo was clean and extremely well equipped with everything from kitchen to beach amenities. The view is over looking the golf course and we found it very calming and peaceful...not a clue what hole we overlooked. If one is up early the golf course makes for a lovely walk or run and, in the evening watching the spectacular sunsets. The only downside for me was not being close to a beach. The beach was within about a 10 min drive.
Great place to stay
Left on 01/08/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | kenmcf
This is a very nice condo. Plenty of room. Good facilities in the condo and resort. It is so relaxing sitting out on the lanai.The resort is well located.
We would have no hesitation in staying there again.
Nice Home, Nice Community, Nice Location
Left on 11/24/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | Xinxiuflying
It's a very nice hawaii home to stay. The facility in the community is also very nice. The beach and shopping center is very near and nice. We have a lot of fun at alii Dr beach and store. We have a really great time there. I already recommanded my colleague to book this condo this early Dec.
Left on 06/19/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | sonnenschein737
The condo is well equipped. Dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, beach chairs, etc.
The cleanliness leaves much to be desired, however. The cooking utensils we had to rinse thoroughly times.
The device is worn-out. A renovation is necessary.
Here above all was easy.
89-815 nanakuli ave
Left on 06/10/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Kaawa's Ohana
This home was filled with more then we expected, very clean, no bugs, safe for children, swimming gear, cooler made travel to hilo worth the drive and to pack drinks for the children. We didn't want to leave. Didn't have to puchase or bring many of the items we did traveling with children. I would stay in this condo as my altimate best Kona condo we've stayed in. Owner easy to work with and Kona staff by far the best. 10 star.
AZ Geo Girls
I was looking for paradise and found it.
Left on 06/07/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | AZ Geo Girls
My daughter (10yrs) and I left the boys home and came to your beautiful island. It was, by far, the most amazing vacation I've done. We snorkeled, surfed, paid homage to Pele at Kilauea caldera, hiked - a lot, visited the Hilo area waterfalls and discovered tide pools. None of these things would have been so greatly enhanced had we not had such a lovely 'home' to return to at the end of each day. The condo was beautiful, the staff was outstanding, we found ourselves continually impressed with each passing day. The only disappointment on this vacation was having to leave. We are planning our next vacation now and it is no surprise, it is on the Big Island. Mahalo, Mark and aloha Condo's staff. We will be back!
White City, Saskatchewan, Canada
Great place to stay!
Left on 05/10/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | Cycleguy55
This is a great place. It is very clean, modern and
has almost all of the comforts of home. The kitchen
is better stocked than most other vacation
apartments that we've rented. In hindsight, a more
complete list on the Web site of exactly what is
here might be useful, as there were some things we
brought that were already in the condo.
It was a nice touch to have someone turn on the
lights and the stereo softly for our arrival. It
was very nice to have a washer and dryer. The
stereo and TVs were in great working order, as
advertised. We LOVED the automatic ice maker and
little cooler. They were both very useful for
packing drinks and keeping food cool for day trips.
We also used the bamboo mats on the beach - much
better than towels and better at keeping residual
sand out of the condo. Another thing that we really
appreciated was the binder on the coffee table with
great info and the Hawaii Revealed Book.
The adult pool is the only one we used and it was
very clean and well maintained. We were a little
disappointed the ocean pool was closed for
renovations but c'est la vie.
The only problem we had was mosquitoes in the
bedroom at night. The screens on both sliding
doors, as well as the one over the bed need a
little adjustment and we were wakened by buzzing
around our heads and had to get up and do a
The proximity to all the necessary services is
excellent. The staff, from the security gate to the
grounds staff to the house cleaner were all very
friendly and helpful. One night that we had to call
security to remind some very noisy people out by
the barbecue pit that quiet time was in effect at
10pm. The security people responded immediately and
the noise stopped minutes after that call. Great
The bedroom screens have been replaced and repaired.
Mark Holzwarth, Owner, Kanaloa at Kona, Condo 1203
santa cruz, CA
Left on 01/15/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | pack
The condo was a super deal, $640 total for 5 nights. We liked the fact that the owner included good quality snorkeling equipment for our benefit. The place was old and in need of renovation but clean. The pillows were quite cheap,hard and uncomfortable. Also, quite a bit of noise from the condo next to ours (ground floor unit) but obviously no reflection on our unit. Overall, excellent value for the money. The photos accurately reflected the interior so no surprises upon arrival.
Los Altos, CA
Left on 07/27/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Malav
We really enjoyed our stay in this spacious, fully-equipped condo. The view
over the golf course from the large lanai is very relaxing. We were close to
Kona and there is a great shopping center very close by. We can't wait to
A very pleasant place to stay with many amenities.
Left on 07/27/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | World Travelers
We visit the islands often and enjoyed this condo, however we will look elsewhere next visit. The issue is with the refund policy. We reserved this condo less that 60 days before occupancy. Two days after completing our reservation we contacted the owner that we needed to lessen the stay from eight nights to seven. Since we were in the no refund range, we did not get a refund for that day. We understand the policy. We also understand how repeat business works.
Great Vacation in May 2008
Left on 05/20/2009 for a stay in May 2008 | Mary
I stayed at Kanaloa complex on an earlier trip and really enjoyed the location and facilities. They have tennis courts, 3 pools (one that is for adults only, YEY!!), near shopping and cinema, less than 2 miles from a great beach, Kanaluu.
This trip we were looking for a smaller condo than last time and found condo #1203. The condo was awesome: Big, well supplied and appointed, clean, comfortable. We spent a wonderful week in Kona scuba diving, swimming in the pool and lounging around. The bed was super comfortable as well. The gentleman renting the condo was very kind and easy to work with. There is a good binder with all the information you need at the condo.
I highly recommend this condo #1203 and complex. This is a really nice place so treat it well!
Nice condo and location, very relaxing
Left on 04/23/2009 for a stay in March 2007 | chris
We were only able to stay a couple of nights but enjoyed our time here. The condo was clean and we enjoyed walking out to the ocean where we were able to see sea turtles. Very relaxing and quiet location we will try to visit again.
Leslie & Don
Left on 04/23/2009 for a stay in October 2006 | Leslie & Don
I would definitely recommend this property. We found it to be very quiet and relaxing. I would not hesitate to stay in the future.
Excellent alternative to the high-priced resorts
Left on 04/15/2009 for a stay in November 2006 | Mike D
My wife and I visited the Big Island to see its sights, not lounge around the pool or beach all day, so we didn't want to pay several hundred $ per day for resort amenities that we wouldn't be using. We just wanted a clean place to sleep and shower...we were out the door by 8am every day. Kanaloa at Kona 1203 met that need very well. It is well-located, quiet and it has a pleasant lanai for early breakfast and coffee.
St. Petersburg, FL
Beautiful vacation home
Left on 04/05/2009 for a stay in September 2006 | lomalley
My husband and I went to Hawaii in 2006 for 10 days. We visited three of the islands, although only for short stays. The Condo in Kona was our favorite. The location was perfect, view was great and Condo was very nice and comfortable. If we go back to Kona this condo will be my first choice.
Left on 04/04/2009 for a stay in February 2009 | Matt
After booking the condo unit for my mother in law for a wedding in Kona, we had some extreme circumstances come up. The bride was diagnosed with breast cancer and was starting treatment immediately. With under a month to go we were forced to cancel the plans, I was treated with sympathy and gracious hospitality, as the booking agent offered to give my mother in law the room at a later date even though it was within a month. Later in the week the booking agent called back and happily left a message saying that they were able to book out the room and we would get a refund in full. We will definately stay there on our next visit to Kona and recommend it based on the Extreme Courtesy we received!
Beautiful condo with a great garden view
Left on 04/04/2009 for a stay in August 2007 | Dave
We found this unit to be very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The view of the garden and golf course is beautiful and it's a very short walk to the beach. We selected this unit to save the cost of an ocean front unit and we were not disappointed. If we are ever priviledged to return to Kanaloa at Kona we would definately rent this unit if it is available.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Left on 04/03/2009 for a stay in April 2008 | Wutzit2U
Rented this condo for 2 weeks but only stayed in it for one - not because of the condo but because of the VOG which was terrible at the time. We found the condo to be reasonably comfortable and quite well equipped although much of the outdoor equipment that the owner has left for guests to use was in poor condition. My wife complained that the condo was not very clean - I believe the word she used was "disgusting" - although I found it not bad myself. It could have used a good dusting and a little more attention in the closets and bathroom. The photos that the owner has posted represent the condo fairly. Outside, the grounds are nice and well maintained - we did not use the pools. The lanai furniture was a little scary - we placed towels over it before sitting down so our clothes wouldn't get dirty. The location is not bad - very close to a good shopping centre and to Kailua-Kona - and there is a nice, if short, shoreline path surrounding the property but no place for safe ocean entry. Overall, we give it a "just okay".
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