This is a delightful one-bedroom two-bath condo on the second floor of Building 16 at Kanaloa at Kona. It is nicely furnished and has a fabulous view of ocean and coastline. It accommodates four people, as there is a queen size Murphy bed that drops down when needed in the living room.
Additional amenities include: beach towels, beach chair, kitchen - full, cooking utensils provided, internet - wireless [free], iron and ironing board, parking - free, honeymoon spot, parking - covered, snorkeling - 10 min walk, shampoo, conditioner, soap, surfing - nearby, food processor, cd player, TV - HDTV, golfing nearby, family-friendly, tennis cour...ts, bbq grill [gas/electric] - shared, answering machine, refrigerator - bar size, dvr, snorkeling gear, ice maker, restaurant - 10 min walk, kid friendly, hair dryer, golf course front, laundry detergent, tea kettle, coffee maker, beach - 10 min walk, boogie board, laundry - in unit, murphy bed, cleaning supplies, king bed, ipod port, paper towels, tissues, tp.Read more
Kanaloa at Kona, Condo 1604 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Last updated on July 23, 2014
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Left on 04/17/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | EandD
My husband and I spent 8 nights here. We loved every minute of it. The view from the lanai is spectacular - we found ourselves making sure to head back each day to watch the sunset. We were close to grocery shopping, and a right turn onto ali'i and the next right and you can easily get to the Sheraton for their restaurant, bar or luau. Ali'i Drive in the other direction has lots of restaurants and shops. And it takes only minutes to get to Route 11. The bed is comfortable and the furnishings are very nice. And there is an added bonus to not having air conditioning (which we did not ever miss) - no one in the complex has a/c, so it is really, really quiet all the time! We will be back. We absolutely loved it!
Los Gatos, CA
Our stay met every expectation we had of a 5-star stay.
Left on 02/23/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Patricia H.
Starting with the weather (priceless), in this condo (so comfortable with all the amenities of home), and the atmosphere/view from the second floor lanai of the golf course fairway straight ahead, and with the beautiful ocean rolling up unto the lava rocks on the left. While we were there in January, the golf course was closed for repairs, but there was apparently nothing that needed to be done on this fairway other than the usual lawn cutting, fertilizing and seeding followed by the 3X a week automatic sprinklers, mostly late afternoon or night. None of this was a disturbance. We enjoyed our morning walks, often to the nearby shoppiong center.
Fantastic Holiday experience
Left on 01/11/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Howard
We rented this condo for 10 days over the xmas holiday and couldn't have been happier. From the welcome basket of fresh fruit (the local pineapple was fantastic) to the well-stocked kitchen, to the closet full of beach and snorkel gear, everything was just right. The spacious condo was spotless. Our 12-year old loved the murphy bed in the living room and my wife and I relaxed in the large comfortable bed in the master. We had breakfast daily on the lanai, with a view of the ocean in the background. (Note the condo has a very nice, but angled view of the ocean. Sunsets could not be seen directly from our balcony.) The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots, pans, cooking implements, etc. Even better was the supply of all of the staples I am frequently required to buy when renting, including olive oil, vinegar, sugar, spices a selection of teas, paper goods, lunch bags as well as refrigerated condiments like mustard and various sauces (no doubt many left by previous renters, but happily not removed by cleaning personnel.) There was a collection of snorkels, beach chairs, mats, etc and even votive candles for a romantic evening on the lanai. The carport was covered, protecting the car from rain and sun, and a convenient faucet outside made rinsing the sand and salt from the beach toys easy. The lack of a/C was a concern, but turned out not to be a problem. There were ample fans available and a light blanket was needed most evenings. (Not sure how this would be in other seasons.) We have rented Vrbo properties all over the world and this is one of the best (as a reality check in the past I have written commentaries that were not as complimentary;) (Suggestion: For a longer stay pay a little extra for a mid-week cleaning. Andrea did a fantastic job and we felt like we were checking in all over again!) One more lesson from experience: Rent your car early if traveling for the holiday season, I waited until the last minute and almost didn't get one.) Enjoy!
Comfortable and well equipped condo
Left on 10/06/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | maloscoh
We had a nice stay at condo #1604. The view was fabulous. The condo was very well equipped. Make sure to check out the outside closet for all your beach going needs. We didn't find that until our 2nd day there. The furnishing were comfortable. We ended up wishing the condo had air - or at least the option for air conditioning. A couple fans were provided. We could have used couple more since we ended up moving them around quite a bit.
Year after year I have not been disappointed in any way.
Left on 09/15/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Ellen K.
I have vacationed four times in the condo. For me, it is home away from home. Immediately walking out on the lanai I breathe deeply and peace overcomes me. The view is 6 star plus! Everything one needs is supplied including beach towels, boggie board, chairs etc. Sleeping in the king bed is like floating on a cloud. A paddle fan above you and the fragrant plumerias just outside the windows makes for a sleep so peaceful, one does not want to get up in the morning. Having breakfast on the lanai and planning your day could not be better. The owner is a kind, generous and thoughtful person. The physical location of the condo is perfect with both golf course and ocean views. After a day on the island returning to the condo is wonderful-back on the lanai! I count the days until I can return. Ellen K.
Bay Area, California
Can't be beat
Left on 08/25/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | CA78
This was our first stay at Kanaloa at Kona, and could not be more pleased. All dealings leading up to our stay were professional and courteous. We were obviously dealing with an experienced, conscientious owner. Check in went without a hitch, and we appreciated the covered, dedicated parking space. The condo has beautiful new, large ceramic tile flooring, and the unit was clean and in good order on arrival. The furnishings were of substantial quality, far better than most rentals. A lovely gift basket awaited us. The kitchen was very well stocked; even had a few condiments in the fridge.
This unit faces northeast, so the afternoon sun was not beating on us, which is helpful since there is no a/c. We found that with the ceiling fans on, and all the doors and windows open, we didn't suffer, even in august. Evenings were especially pleasant.
The view from the lanai instantly erases any stress you may have brought with you. We were lulled to sleep by the surf every night, and awakened by songbirds each morning. I found the bed supremely comfortable, better than my own bed at home, and woke up without my customary backaches.
Chose this location to be right on the coast, but away from all the traffic and buzz of ali'i Drive. There are few such locations, and not only did this surpass expectations, but the value was unbeatable as well.
Any concerns/questions about the unit were addressed promptly with swift resolution. Elaine, the owner, could not have been more pleasant to deal with.
The location put us close to great options for dining, shopping and snorkeling. Just 100 feet up the street from the security gate, is a paved walkway that leads down to Keauhou Bay where we found my favorite snorkeling spot of the week. It is a rocky shore, but the waters are shallow, exceedingly calm, and so warm, filled with the biggest schools of fish I'd ever seen; even saw a sea turtle!
In the guest book, multiple guest mentioned this was their favorite unit @ Kanaloa. Stop looking!
Gorgeous Ocean View
Left on 08/07/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Ann V
Beautiful appointed and beautifully located spacious one bedroom condo with a fantastic ocean view lanai, just perfect for the two of us. We loved the location, easy access to Kona but away from the bustle of the more heavily touristy areas. My top priorities in a rental are a well equipped kitchen and comfortable bed, and this unit did not disappoint except in two very small areas. First, the pillows on the very comfortable king sized bed were well past their prime, and secondly the dishwasher was unable to clean a load of very well-rinsed dishes, so we ended up doing all of the dishes by hand for the week (and we cooked almost every meal!) If we ever make it back to the Big Island I would try to rent this unit again before looking anywhere else. Read more
We thought we had the dishwasher fixed, but obviously not. We go in November and will get a new one. Also new pillows. Did not know that was a problem!
UPDATE: We replaced the dishwasher in October with a very quiet, efficient model.
Mike & Ann
Left on 07/11/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Mike & Ann
We rented 1604 for 2 weeks in mi May, 2013. Everything was as advertised for both the unit and the property! Perfect for 2 people (and maybe an older child with the fold-out bed). The view from the Lanai (Ocean, Golf Course, Mountains - your choice) was fabulous. We didn't need a/C, as the two fans in the condo were more than enough to keep things comfortable. A little hard to find in the dark, but we checked Goggle maps before we left and this helped. Would definitely choose this unit again!!
John and Pat
Los Gatos, CA
We loved our stay.
Left on 02/23/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | John and Pat
The view is fantastic, with the water, the golf course, the mountains, the palm trees. Kanaloa, the proprietor of the complex, is so helpful and accomodating. The amenities in this unit are all a-1, especially for the two of us. The location of Kanaloa is perfect for long walks in various directions at any time of day. It is also so conveniently located near a shopping center which has a principal super market, drug store, restaurants, and a movie theater with first-rate movies.
paradise in Kona
Left on 01/08/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Bill/Jo
This unit was very well equipped, clean, and had lots of extra homey touches. There is also beach chairs, snorkeling and water sport equipment, and beach towels. The kitchen had every type of pots, pans, plates and utensils. The view from the deck is spectacular with the combination of ocean and golf course. Cool ocean breeze means no need for a/C.
New tile throughout traffic areas and the balcony is attractive and practical. The sitting area off the master was a great idea as was the well engineered Murphy bed if you have an extra guest or two.
The owners are great people to deal with.
We were greeted with a nice gift basket of useful items and fruit.
Spacious and quiet condo in a great location. Ocean and golf co
Left on 12/14/2012 for a stay in December 2012 | Stewart
We really enjoyed this condo. It was spacious and clean and quiet. We would use it again. Air conditioning not required in Dec or winter, but definitly in the warmer months. Read more
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Because we have fans and screen doors, we haven't wanted AC even in the summer months. The ocean breeze comes through.
Great Kona location with beautiful view, pools, tennis, and near
Left on 07/26/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Pattersons
This family of 4 loved our vacation rental. It was laid back, easy, and quiet. It was close to shopping, restaurants, and beaches. It's very spacious and is a great value.
Pleasant Hill, CA
Beautiful relaxing stay at Kanaloa Condo 1604
Left on 06/10/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | rmalin
The condo has a prime location at the end of the Kanaloa property, overlooking the ocean and the 12th hole of the Kona Country Club golf course. It was very entertaining watching the golfers (of various skill levels) while drinking coffee in the morning or having drinks in the late afternoon on the lanai.
The condo was nicely furnished and had everything necessary for cooking meals in, as well as beach equipment, plenty of towels, books, games, etc. Our only criticism is that the cleaning service used by the property manager could have done a better job cleaning before our arrival, especially considering that a fee is charged. The countertops in the kitchen were gritty and some of the dishes in the cupboard had been put away dirty , although this could be because the dishwasher doesn't work very efficiently and may need replacement. We had to wash several items before we could use them.
However, everything else was great and we highly recommend this condo to anyone, especially given its great location. The area is quiet, beautiful, and yet very close to a supermarket and good restaurants in the Keauhou neighborhood.
Luxury...with Picture-Perfect Sunsets!
Left on 05/30/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | CAtravelers
Our family stayed here for a week in May--we were initially enticed by the unobstructed ocean view photos from the condo and we were not disappointed. This unit is in a quiet, prime location in Kanaloa overlooking the 12th hole of the Kona Golf Course and the ocean shoreline. The interior is light and bright and has been tastefully furnished and updated, including new tile floors and comfortable beds. Covered parking is just steps away from the entrance. We spent most of our time on the covered lanai watching golfers (quite entertaining!), the sunsets, and enjoying the breeze & gardenia-like scent from the flowering hedge below. We played tennis and ping pong at the complex and walked around the corner and down the street to board a Fairwind Snorkeling adventure. It was warm when we were there (mid 80's) and we were comfortable with the interior fans. Many thanks to the thoughtful owners who arranged a gift basket of tropical fruit for our arrival. We know where to stay next time...in Unit 1604!
SANTA CRUZ, CA
Great condo in Kona-keahou bay area
Left on 03/25/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | LARRY
Location of this condo is great. O.K. Snorkeling in Keahou bay(walking distance), and other recreation opportunities. Condo has a good view, Wi-fi and is clean and well laid out. There are three nice pools and good access to all roads north and south.
Great View, Well Decorated
Left on 03/20/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Chris
This was our third trip to the Big Island and the third time we have stayed at Kanaloa. The photos and tours on the aloha Conda website were very accurate and, as far as we are concerned, this unit had the best view from the Lanai of any we stayed in. There was a gift basket of fruits and cookies when we arrived and we thoroughly enjoyed eveything about Unit 1604.
Dave & Ginny
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Left on 12/11/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Dave & Ginny
This was our first, and definitely not last, time renting a condo during a vacation - a thoroughly enjoyable experience! The unit was
well equipped, clean and comfortable, with great views and privacy. The appliances are modern and so convenient, and the little things like the cooking utensils, guide books and overall decor were great. The entire experience was fantastic; the owner really cares and goes out of her way and we really appreciated her follow-up. Definitely recommend this condo!!
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