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2.Nice that the unit included beach chairs, cooler, and beach towels.
3. Great views. Worthy of repeating!
The unit is tired. A lot of deferred maintenance.
1. The bathroom sink faucet handles were so loose one came off in my hand. I reattached it and tightened the other.
2. The kitchen sink faucet is so loose when you try to move the spout, the entire fixture moves.
3. The A/C is out. This was disclosed and they try to compensate with portable units but the portable units are so loud you have to turn the one in the bedroom off at night to get any sleep - and deal with the warm sticky humidity.
4. The portable AC is ducted to a chickensh-t temporary panel in the sliding glass door. The hot air coming from the A/C blows onto the porch and makes it hard to enjoy the GREAT views with hot air blowing on you. The porch is too small to move away from the hot air.
4. The WORST was the really dirty floor and carpet. I walked from the shower to the bedroom and the bottoms of my feet turned black!
Would we rent again? Maybe. Its a good price if the maintenance items are addressed. Its a good location and a GREAT view. It all depends on your priorities. I think I'd pay a little more and not be aggravated by all the little items. This could be such a great location if someone spent a little time and money on the details.
Visited August 2022
Written August 23, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
Great location. Beautiful view right off the crashing waves. Nice pool.
The unit is small but functional. Rental carpet shows wear, other units have hardwood or tile. Small older condo development. Balcony was very small and tucked into the corner of the building.. The online pics make it look as though it's an expansive view....it is, through the well worn wall sized mirror. The common air conditioning unit was "out of service" the fix were 2 portable units vented via sliding patio door in living room and window in bedroom. The noise was deafening. We slept with ear plugs and ambien. The king size bed is a great size, but an older mattress and is pretty uncomfortable. The bath shower has been remodeled with new tile and a partial glass panel, allows water to flow onto the floor.
There were some folding beach chairs and a cooler int eh unit. They were old and rusty, one was broken.
The location is great and makes up for some short comings of the unit itself. I felt for the price we paid per night, not in high season, that the value was underwhelming
Visited May 2022
Written May 30, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
The location was a plus- so close to town but secluded…..10 feet from the crashing waves, the sound a delight day and night.
The only complaint I have is the smell. It was better when the fans were on and the doors and windows were open. I thought at first was in the rug but the management said it was the bamboo curtains????
Visited September 2021
Written October 2, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
Excellent - next visit to the big island of Hawaii, we will definitely stay at Hale Kona Kai, and especially condo #408, if available. Clean, well stocked with dishes, silverware, and other household necessities. The lanai overlooking the pool and ocean is good for turtle/eel watching, morning coffee/breakfast, and seeing/hearing the Pacific lashing the sea wall. The condos are conveniently located close to Ali'i Drive's shops, restaurants, markets, and entertainment. Directions for getting to Hale Kona Kai and using the lock-box for condo access are clearly explained. The pool area and community grill, which we used several times, are clean and well kept.
Visited December 2019
Written January 5, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.