Left on 07/29/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed in this lovely condo for 10 nights. Upon arrival, we were welcomed by this superb "welcome basket" consisting of locally grown fruits, jams, hand made muffins, and more. A great way to start one's vacation! The condo is well managed and well equipped. The view of the bay from the lanai is wonderful. The unit lacks air conditioning, but was not a problem as the breeze from the ocean kept us comfortable. Kanaloa at Kona community is phenomenal, great place to just walk around. We will definitely come back to this unit.
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A week in Paradise
Left on 04/16/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | snorkelers
Reservation service and the owner were tremendously friendly and helpful, and everything was just as advertised. Spacious, functional, comfortably furnished condo for a couples getaway, equipped with everything needed for a relaxing week. Available WiFi and washer/dryer in the condo are big pluses. Great, quiet location a few minutes away from the noise and crowds of central Kailua and right on the ocean. A lovely view of a small bay and the ocean, and the sound of the waves to lull you to sleep every night. Complex includes 2 pools, one with dramatic ocean views. Only a couple of minutes from Kahalu'u beach, a sheltered spot offering some of the best snorkeling we found anywhere on the Island.
Slice of paradise
Left on 02/06/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Barrie M
Our recent stay at this condo was our second in the last 6 months. We had a great time ( again) The unit is a bit dated, but very comfortable and clean. The view from the lanai is so relaxing, we spent most of our mornings and evening there. The complex is very well maintained with friendly staff. Best spot in Kona for watching the sunset is poolside. Lots to do in the area. It's less than a 5 minute drive to the "snorkel beach" and about 10 minutes into town. There is a good grocery store a couple of blacks away. We like this place so much. we have already booked a return visit for next year.
A home away from home during our stay in Paradise
Left on 10/14/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Dennis
From our initial contact with aloha Condos to our final departure to the mainland everything was handled with the utmost of professionalism; making our stay on the Big Island very enjoyable. All the details were anticipated and the Condo was well equipped to fit our needs during a three week stay. The Condo is located on a small bay as pictured and my wife changed her work computer screen saver to that view today because we also renewed our wedding vows on the property on a previous trip. We especially enjoyed the three pools and often watched the sun set at the Ocean Pool. The property is immaculately maintained and secured by a Security Station at the main entrance. We have stayed at Kanaloa at Kona on four other occasions and would not stay at another location when visiting the Island of Hawaii. Aloha Condo offered the most attractive deal along with the deals occurring during the off season of the month of September. From our contact with the Condo Management we understand that a Guest Book and activities Guide was being prepared and window treatments would be updated in the future.
Comfortable, quiet stay
Left on 08/15/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Michael
We stayed in unit 3403 at Kanaloa for a week and found it to be clean, comfortable, quiet and very pleasant. While we tended not to use the lanai off the bedroom much, this was simply because the larger lanai, off the livingroom, is also adjacent to the ocean. There are plenty of birds, nice breezes and gentle waves that lap up on the shore just a few yards from the unit.
The location is quite convenient, as long as you have a vehicle (which I would think of as a necessity on the Big Island anyway). It is close to the village of Kailua and not far off the main highway that runs up and down the west side of the island.
Having the internet connection was very handy. There is no landline phone, but we both had very strong cell phone coverage (with different providers).
The only downside is the lack of a/C; however, this was noticeable mostly on our arrival because the unit had been closed up tight and it took a few hours to cool it down. After that, there was usually a sufficient amount of breeze to keep the place cool.
Better view than in the pictures!!
Left on 07/13/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | ckir
The condo was really nice. Very well kept up. Favorite part was the lanai and the view! Nice big kitchen, bathrooms, and the extra lanai was a huge plus. One problem we had was the utensils were in very poor condition. Our family had to bring their own for our family dinner at the condo. And the master tub with jets didn't work. Kind of a bummer. Other than that it was fine.
The condo had all that my family of four needed to enjoy the Big
Left on 04/07/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Alan
We were pleasantly surprised to get a welcome basket of goodies for breakfast the first morning of our stay. We liked the view of the bay from the balcony and the sound of waves hitting the shore.The master bedroom is spacious. There was enough and more of kitchen utensils/cutlery, towels. The condo had a clean and welcoming feel.
The condo is conveniently located. For snorkeling, the nearest beach is just five minutes away. Downtown is about 10-12 minutes away. Other beaches to the south are about 30-40 minutes away.
What we liked the least was that we could look into a couple of other condo balconies and vice versa.
The views from the two lanais were outstanding, especially the b
Left on 03/01/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Sharon
We enjoyed the beautiful views from the lanais and the sound of the waves in the bay. It was interesting watching various people occasionally come to snorkel, fish and surf. The condo was well-stocked, but had no wi-fi. The one drawback was cleanliness in some areas, especially the use of a strong floral-smelling detergent in cleaning out the refrigerator and microwave, leaving them smelly enough to flavor our bread and lettuce.
Left on 11/20/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Tina and Bob
Our reasons for a four star rather than a five star are:
1-bed lines were OK, not exceptional
2-bathroom caulking and around the kitchen sink
3-Several wall light switches were not functioning
4-blinds need replacing
Overall we were thrilled with our stay. The housekeepers were terrific, the condo staff helpful and the location perfect for all our adventures in and around Kona. The pool area is right on the ocean and lovely. We didn't use the Bbq's but they were available.
One recommendation - be clear about the location and how to find the parking spot as we arrived in the dark and it was near to impossible to see where we needed to go.
Overall, we enjoyed the space - large - the location and all the necessary items were in the unit including laundry soap for the washer. We would definitely return here.
Kanaloa by the Sea
Left on 09/11/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | J Shatto
Nice views, nice pools to swim in. Well kept and quite.
Would recommend to all who want a nice place, close for Kailua/Kona. Close to beaches on the Pacific Ocean and coffeee plantations/growers.
Lovely quiet location outside of the busy town.
Left on 08/27/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Claire
Great sized condo for a couple and great value. Nice outlook over the cove in a quiet area. Well equipped kitchen and appartment, nice breeze in from the front. My husband missed air condition occasionally. Close enough to Kona for nighly trips to the restaurants. Didn't us eteh pools but the beach side pool looked great.
Victoria, BC, Canada
Very large, peaceful condo with a beautiful east-facing partial
Left on 02/16/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | sweetpeaw
We really enjoyed the condo. Sitting on the lanai as the sun rose and the waves lapped (or crashed) at the shore was my favorite part of our stay. The condo has a very well equipped kitchen.
We liked the fact that there are 2 bathrooms but they could use a bit of modernizing.
We also liked having the hard-wired internet access in the condo so that we could stay in touch with family and check our home town and sports news.
The condo is on the second floor, with a set of about 15 stairs to get to it. This could be a problem for poeple with mobility issues.
The resort is located just down the road from a large shopping centre with a grocery store, drug store, restaurants and shops. We used many of these services on multiple occasions.
We have already recommended the condo to friends and we will continue to do so.
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Left on 01/04/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Jim Kaulbach
A place to escape life's daily trials and tribulations. Quiet, relaxing, beautiful and certainly a hard working person's vacation stay if they just want to unwind.
Living in a lush, tropical garden with an ocean view
Left on 11/27/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Illinois Couple
We loved condo 3403 with its ample space, tasteful furnishings, and two lanais: one overlooking the lapping waters of the bay, and the other with tropical flowers and a clear view of our rental car.
The condo is a short drive from a shopping center with a grocery store, a full-service post office, banks, several restaurants, etc. It is also close to the Kona Country Club where we were able to golf the ocean course. We took several day trips along the southern coast, up the northern Kohala Coast and the beaches, to Hawi and the extreme north coast, and over the mountain to Waimea. We also managed a few beach days and some time to enjoy the pools at the resort. All breakfasts and most dinners were leisurely enjoyed in our condo.
We hated to leave and would return here in a minute. Al, the owner, was helpful and receptive to our needs. Great place to stay! One can never do justice to the Big Island in just a week. We'll be back!
San Diego, CA
Left on 10/17/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Ipo Ahuna
Condo was clean and fully functional, walking for exercise was in a nice area. The location of the condos is in a secluded location, will definitely stay here again. Very quiet and peaceful.
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Great place, great location
Left on 05/22/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Hal
The Kanaloa Resort is near ourfavorite snorkel beach, close to places we like to shop, eat at, or visit, is convenient to the highways, but is quiet and peaceful. Uniit 3403 has a great view, close to the water. The lanai made a perfect place for breakfast while planning the day.
Great Location- Great Vacation
Left on 05/06/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | MauiGeorg
This is a well placed condo, with a nice view and sounds of the ocean in a small cove, a few hundred feet beyond the lawn. We rented from the owner through alohaCondos.com (great web site!). Very good value at $99 night plus $125 cleaning fee. All the comforts of home, plus extras that other guests had left. The unit is somewhat dated but everything was clean and worked (the vertical blinds can be a challenge though). Well stocked with kitchen utensils and pans, and an outdoor barbeque just steps from the front door. The main noise we experienced was from the rental unit above (we called that flat footed family "the elephants"). We often had the pool all to ourselves; the adult pool is a special treat with extra warm water for evening swimming. The recent tsunami cleared out a lot of vegetation in the cove (no damage to the condos which are up on a rocky bluff) so the view is even better now and a gravel beach has emerged which you can walk down to and swim/snorkel. We've stayed at Kanaloa at Kona three times before and this resort is our favorite location, very convieniently placed for the grocery store and the fabulous snorkeling a 5 minute drive away at Kahalu'u beach and the world class snorkeling sites 30 minutes to the south. We'll be back!
Vancouver British Columbia
What a lovely place to stay
Left on 02/02/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Sue Bee
The condo was very comfortable and we felt right at home. The location was wonderful with a view of the bay. We received the morning sun and shade in the afternoon which allowed us to enjoy the lanai for the whole day.
Everything that we needed was supplied ex: towels, dishes, etc.
If we are fortunate enough to return we would definitely stay at this condo again.
The two areas that needed repair were the fridge that leaked and the ensuite toilet which also leaked. We felt there could have been a few more drinking glasses.
Joe and Rosie
San Diego, California
Too good to be true
Left on 06/02/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Joe and Rosie
My wife and I were amazed at the value which was presented to us by staying two weeks at this condo. It far surpassed our expectations. The view of the bay was spectacular as well as soothing to listen to. All possible dinnerware and cookware were provided. Cable modem for computer use was a big plus. The multiple pools both normal and hot/Jacuzzi were immaculate. Bbqs were located everywhere. The physical location of the complex is very well situated. I really can't say enough good things about this rental. I must mention a small minus though. Sleeping beyond 6:30am is almost impossible because of the property staff preparing the adjecent pool area for daily use. Their conversations were heard as if they were in the bedroom with us. Still I would stay here again anytime knowing that scenario.
Super Serene and Restful Place
Left on 05/13/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | algee
Loved going to sleep to the sound of the surf in the bay. And occasionally watching surfers during the day. Will be back.
Left on 03/04/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | FirstTimeKonaVisitor
Good condo, enjoyed our stay, beautiful view of the cove. A couple of maintenance issues: tub in larger bath did not drain when used as a shower; window shades need replacing in bedroom (several had been damaged by prior users, didn't close properly); wall in bathroom beneath window needs washing.
Great Place to Stay - Great Owner!
Left on 02/05/2010 for a stay in November 2009 | northstarhawaii
Surreal views! Beautiful, modern and well-appointed ocean-side condo villa. Definitely a home away from home. Great place to stay - close to golf, snorkeling and shopping. Love the pools and tennis - very accommodating & friendly owner, consequently excellent guest services. Thank You!
New Brighton, MN
Left on 04/16/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | bryngls
Our unit was perfect! We came for our wedding & stayed for the honeymoon. My parents had come here before so were familiar with Kanaloa. Love the quiet here & the new restaurant with great food. Our unit has a great view & was just the right for the two of us. There was so much to do on the island we ran out of time & hated to leave. We definitely will plan on a return trip for an anniversary & hopefully stay in the same unit, it would be perfect! Thanks again for a wonderful place to start our life together & have a truly memorable week in paradise.
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