Ah PARADISE Kahalu'u Beach/Kona Condo Snorkel,Surf Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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The Location, Location, Location. How can you go wrong owning a piece
of Paradise at the Best Snorkeling Beach on the Island. Kahalu'u has
everything we had wanted, the gentle snorkeling/swimming beach. The
abundant sea turtles you can swim with,check You Tube 'Konagail' to
view our recent video. There are also literally hundreds of species of
colorful fish. I have so many great pics, I would love to send you
some, just ask. If you like nature, you can hike to the many secluded
Ocean areas along Ali'i Drive. White Sands Beach is a nice walk and
about 1/2 mile away. You can stroll through the grounds of the
Keauheou Outrigger Hotel where you will find ancient fish ponds, King
Kameamehaha's old stomping grounds and an ancient birthing area by the
Ocean just to the South of the hotel.
Don't forget the BREATHTAKING Views from our condo. Morning coffee
and afternoon cocktails as well as meals from the lanai....can't get
any better than that!
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Left on 06/17/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 17, 2013Stayed May 2013
Condo is a slam-dunk winner! The owner was a joy to work with and extremely accommodating. This place is spotlessly clean (we're picky:) w/every amenity. Fully stocked kitchen saved us a bundle by not having to dine out. Glorious mornings/evenings on the lanai and sun-filled days of the best snorkeling (literally a stones throw from your door). Exactly what we were looking for-close enough to restaurants, shopping, etc. w/o being engulfed in the high volume/tourist district. It is a pleasure to highly recommend this rental. If we ever return to Hawaii, that's where we'll be staying.
Left on 10/04/2012 for a stay in March 2011 | Cindy and Walt HastingsReviewed Oct 4, 2012Stayed Mar 2011
We had a wonderful time during our trip to the Big Island. We loved the condo. It is right on the beach, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The owners provided good information about local activities/places that are not always listed in the guidebooks (Hapuna Beach is now one of our favorites) The best part of every day was waking up in the morning and sitting on the lanai enjoying the ocean view. Paradise!!! Thank-you so much Phil and Gail. We will be back.
“Fabulous, Fantastic, Don't miss this awesome place to stay!!!”
Left on 10/01/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 1, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
This was my first time renting a owner owned vacation rental. I usual stay in luxury hotels when I travel. I wanted something different and a little more cost effective since I was taking my 3 kids (7, 12, 15 years old) and my girlfriend and her 7 year old daughter. ***best decision I made, renting this place*** To start, the owner Gail, was an absolute pleasure to work with. She did everything she said she was going to do and with kindness and promt attention to detail!!! The condo was better than described and just as nice as some of the 5 start resorts I have stayed in. Very, Very clean with nice decor and everything I could need or want!! The kids loved it and my girlfriend and I spent all the nights together on the patio enjoying the ocean sounds and the fragrant smells The Big Island has to offer...The pool, jaccuzzi and BBQ combined with the view of the ocean made for memorable dinners outside!!! I cant forget the amazing Sunsets as a background as well... I can't say enough about this condo and my words cannot describe how perfect it was, a place you will have to experience for yourself!!! Thank you Gail for making my Hawaii trip memorable for all of us!!!
Left on 10/01/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 1, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
Date of Stay: 02/01/12 Review Submitted: 03/26/12
Subject: Mahalo Dear Gail, My daughter and I recently returned from a wonderful vacation to the Big Island, (Feb. 2012) where we really enjoyed staying at your condo in Kona. The condo was absolutely charming, and the patio was perfect for enjoying unforgettable views of the ocean. The two bedrooms were ideal for my daughter and me. We particularly enjoyed the convenience of having a new kitchen at our disposal. In addition, the condo was ideally located - perfect for driving North to the Marina (where we rented a boat and my daughter went scuba diving) as well as South to the Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park (where we kayaked and snorkeled among the spinner dolphins). The snorkeling right off the condo was also unbelievable. My daughter saw three sea turtles in the first 15 minutes! We took your advice and enjoyed an amazing dinner - and a fabulous view of the sunset - at Sam Choy's, which is just blocks from the condo. Thank you for sharing your condo and for helping to create a wonderful vacation. Sincerely, Richard K.
Left on 09/30/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 30, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
Date of Stay: 06/12/12 Review Submitted: 06/30/12
I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your condo - perfect location for snorkeling with the kids and they enjoyed the pool as well. We saw Green sea turtles on the beach on our very first day and the variety and number of fish were actually better here than at the Captain Cook Marine sanctuary! The best snorkeling was in the morning before the crowds and before the tide churned things up. We appreciated the fact that everything from beach chairs and boogie boards to the coolers were there for us. We intentionally left behind some sand toys, a few small puzzles, and a pair of water shoes (all ready too small for my youngest son!) for the next guests to enjoy.
Left on 09/30/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 30, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
We had an absolutely fabulous time in Kona and your condo was great! Thank you so much for letting us stay there for a week. It was one of the best vacations we've had and we all agreed we'd love to go back some day. The kids had fun staying in their own room and the sand/beach toys were so nice to be able to borrow. Eating outside and looking at the ocean was so relaxing. It was nice to be able to walk across the street to the snorkeling beach and to the Farmers Market. The pool was a bit cold for me the week we were there, but the kids loved it! I loved the hot tub. Thanks again - you have an amazing home in Kona and what a great location!
Left on 09/30/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | LisaReviewed Sep 30, 2012Stayed May 2012
We loved our Big Island vacation and felt like this was the perfect place to stay. It's a beautiful and very comfortable condo that was just right for our family of four. We loved relaxing out on the Lani after very busy and fun filled days. Gail's helpful suggestions of "fun things to do in Hawaii" came in handy as we planned our activities. After sightseeing the whole island we all felt like this condo was the best location to serve as our launching pad. We loved the beautiful infinity pool with a view of the beach. It was our favorite place to view the sunsets. Thank you Gail for all your help. We highly recommend this place and look forward to a return trip.
Left on 09/29/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | KimReviewed Sep 29, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
Guest: Kim(Tsawwassen, BC, Canada)
We are just back from an 19 night stay. The property is very well kept, and our unit was fabulous. The large lanai overlooks the beach across the street. The infinity pool is lovely and appropriate for all ages. It is a small property so there were never a lot of people at the pool, lots of lounger chairs available. Gail gave us a welcome call when we arrived to make sure everything was alright, and did a follow up call later in our stay. The building manager also checked in to check whether we need anything. The barbeque always had propane in the tank and we never had to wait to use it. This is a beautiful property and I highly recommend it.
Recommended for:Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Left on 09/29/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 29, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
This condo is exactly as advertised. Clean, well kept with all the amenities near by. 10 minute car ride to shopping centre, costco and walmart. Steps to a beach with excellent snorkeling, and the complex is perfect for people of all ages. Nice little bbq and patio area with a hot tub and pool, all well kept. We made use of the bbq everyday, saved a ton of money on food!! Surf and paddle board lessons are right across the street as well!! Kayaking nearby and a 5 minute drive to Kona Golf and Country Club. Highly recommended. Would definitely stay here again!
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