We spent two weeks in Condo 2304 and this is my honest opinion of the complex.
The grounds are well kept, the location on the ocean is awesome, and the pool area is nice. Our condo was nicely furnished, clean (the ants aren't too bad you just can't leave anything out for them).
The a/c in the living room kept cutting off and didn't put out much cool air. We call the Property Network about it, a guy came to look at it said it needed a part replaced, and he had to ask the mgmt. company about it first, and we never heard from anyone again. Thank goodness the a/c in the bedrooms worked great!!
Now for the general atmosphere of the complex, what I gather there is a few older couples that live there, and I get the impression their not overly enthusiastic about "renters" staying there, especially ones with children, or people that might be on vacation and expecting to have a little fun that isn't between the hours of 9am-9pm. We were there with another family who had younger boys that are well behaved, that were pretty much "harassed" by the full-time occupants, over a few little rules they might of thought of breaking, and believe me they got ALOT OF RULES!!!
They complained when they were playing a quiet game of "Marco Polo" I believe that's Rule #9 being broken, they complained when they had their little feet in the Spa ( mind you nobody else was in it, even the "ones" complaining were outside the gated fencing around the pool). It wasn't that they even speak to you in a nice way, they were down right rude.
We were out on our lanai one evening around 10pm, laughing and listening to music, honestly not being loud at all, here comes another one of "them" to complain and notify us there's a curfew!!
Really???? I can't believe if people were in the condo's with their windows shut and their a/c on, there is no way they could of heard us!!! Now if they stick their head out the window and listen real hard then yeah, they probably did hear us!!
These "people" just seem very unhappy and hell bent on making others the same. So I say as long as the owners of these condo's keep taking our $, knowing we're on vacation expecting to have a good time and bringing children, then they need to get over it, or go find a nice "assisted living complex" to live in.
The manager was a nice guy, I don't envy his job trying to keep these people happy. I actually saw him ask a adult swimming alone to leave the pool, because by golly is was 9:01 pm.
We were there when Hurricane Flossie actually never came in, but anyways Monday nite, when it's way off the coast of the OTHER SIDE OF THE ISLAND moving very slowly, they took up on the the pool chairs and closed the pool!!! So all day Tuesday a perfectly nice day w/barely a breeze and no rain, we had no pool to set out at. And we went left Wed. morning still no hurricane and no pool!!
Well I hope this helps any of you thinking about staying there, I suppose it's just a matter of choice. So Good Luck!!
- Also Known As:
- Kona Makai Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Kona Makai Hawaii/Kailua-Kona