️Beautiful Oceanfront Condo Steps from Beach Small 6-Unit Complex vrKCV

1170 ft² Condo

Overview

2 bedrooms
4 guests max.
Condo
1170 ft²
2 bathrooms
No pets

Amenities

Shared pool
Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
WiFi
Microwave
No pets
No smoking
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Hairdryer
Coffee machine
Toaster
Fridge
Fitness
Dryer
Waterfront
Balcony
Parking
Suitable for events
Romantic
King-size bed
Patio
Surfing
Golf
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Bed linen
Towels

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby

Fishing
50 yd to water
Rooms
2 bedrooms
1 king size bed
Additional rooms
2 bathrooms
Description

VrKCV - Hale Pohaku 1, Professionally Managed by Kona Coast Vacations

Welcome to paradise and to our 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1161 sq. ft. condo located at Hale Pohaku.

The large 25' lanai puts you incredibly close to the water. You'll love the oceanfront dining and relaxing, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner while watching the dolphins, sea turtles and fish dance in the waves plus see the whales during season. The lanai is fully covered, with a Hunter ceiling fan for your comfort, and is your own private place to see the incredible Kona sunsets.

The sliding glass doors and screens in the living room slide back entirely into pockets, opening up the living room and kitchen to the lanai and oceanfront experience. The lanai overhangs the pool and you have an unobstructed view of the reef, bay, beautiful sunsets and sandy beach.

Hale Pohaku was designed by award winning Hawaii architect Vladimir Ossipoff, called the "master of modern Hawaiian architecture". It shares no common walls with other units, allowing flow through ventilation from the floor-to-ceiling louvers in every room. His unique design incorporates Kamaaina (local) style. The cool ocean breezes bring in the fresh air and are complimented by Hunter ceiling fans in each room, even the kitchen and master bathroom. The complex feels very private with only 6 units sharing the oceanfront pool and covered parking. The pool is light salt, eliminating the need for chlorine and feels much better on your suntanned skin.

Inside our condo, you'll find granite countertops, Koa cabinets and fresh, contemporary bathrooms. The furniture and cal-king size beds in both the master bedroom and second bedroom are custom crafted by a local artist and features the Honu (turtle) carved in the wood. The unit is fully stocked with linens and towels, and the kitchen has top end appliances and everything you need to prepare meals featuring local produce from the nearby farmers markets. In the living room, you'll find a 49" full HD TV, and audio system.

Location, location, location! The location is unique with a small white sand beach just steps away and your own private seawall gate to get there. Beyond the beach, there is a nice size wading area surrounded by lava and a coral reef. You could spend hours here in the water exploring or on the sand sun bathing. If you have children, they will love it when the turtles come over to the shore to visit. They are very curious and amazing to watch up close. And you'll find other great beaches and surf spots close by. Finally, the oceanfront pool has plenty of patio furniture, shaded section and a grassy area for sunbathing, plus its own bathroom and shower. These are a few of the many reasons Hawaiian royalty picked Kona as their home!

We are close enough to town to walk (about a mile and a half), with lots of scenery to see along the way. You can head to town in the morning to have breakfast and then walk it off on the way back to the condo, followed by a swim to cool off. You can also hop on the Kona-Keauhou trolley as a stop is only a block away. The open air Alii Gardens Marketplace is about ¼ mile away, with local crafts, coffee and foods.

During the Kona Ironman in October, Hale Pohaku puts you right in the action as the triathletes train on Ali'i Drive. During the race, the athletes run south on Ali'i Drive, passing right by Hale Pohaku on their way to Keauhou. There they turn and head north again on Ali'i, passing Hale Pohaku a second time as they compete in the final leg of the Triathlon. Just set up your beach chair and cheer them on for the final leg of the Kona Ironman.

The condo is located on a busy road and from the unit you will hear traffic noise from certain parts of the unit.

We hope that you enjoy our new oceanfront paradise as much as we do!

Minimum night varies seasonally between 4 - 10 nights. This is a no pets, no smoking property.
TA: 129-406-5664-01. STVR: 19-354043

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 25 years old

House rules
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

76-6194 Alii Drive

96740 Kailua Kona, HI, United States

JOHN H.
5.0
Outstanding
"Near perfect experience. Need. ed to have read the hot water system PRIOR to wanting a shower on rainy day. Hour and a half wait. Oh well, live and learn. lol! Instructions for TV did not match instructions given. Taken care of by dispatch of great guy to figure it out. We definitely will be back though. Those things were offset by the VIEW!"
Reviewed on 06/14/2024
Ronald
5.0
Outstanding
"This unit is very clean and well decorated and well stocked kitchen with every type of necessity. The patio is superb as is the view to the west and the sunsets. Being a first floor unit with the pool at the ground level below, still had this patio above those walking to the small beaches and it felt very secure. I would suggest later into April or May if looking for warmer sunshine!"
Reviewed on 03/06/2024
JoAnn M.
5.0
Outstanding
"The ocean view from this deck is above and beyond one's expectations. Everything from jumping fish, leaping whales, pounding waves, lava rock walks, small sandy beach and the most gorgrous sunsets are included."
Reviewed on 02/20/2024
Joann
5.0
Outstanding
"The ocean view from this deck is above and beyond one's expectations. Everything from jumping fish, leaping whales, pounding waves, lava rock walks, small sandy beach and the most gorgeous sunsets are included."
Reviewed on 02/19/2024
Pat
4.0
Very good
"Beautiful condo in a small building. Very well appointed in furnishings and kitchen needs, management company is excellent. The only down side is that the location is VERY noisy. The condo is literally on the Ocean and the waves are LOUD, but you get used to that and it lulls you to sleep. HOWEVER, the bedroom is on the rear of the building and is on Ali'i Drive and the traffic noise was horrible. Many very loud revving engines and extremely loud music from cars going by. We had to purchase ear plugs in order to sleep. This traffic noise occurred about 4 nights out of the seven we were there."
Reviewed on 01/24/2024
Pat S.
4.0
Very good
"Beautiful condo in a small building. Very well appointed in furnishings and kitchen needs, management company is excellent. The only down side is that the location is VERY noisy. The condo is literally on the Ocean and the waves are LOUD, but you get used to that and it lulls you to sleep. HOWEVER, the bedroom is on the rear of the building and is on Ali’i Drive and the traffic noise was horrible. Many very loud revving engines and extremely loud music from cars going by. We had to purchase ear plugs in order to sleep. This traffic noise occurred about 4 nights out of the seven we were there."
Reviewed on 01/22/2024
Walter
5.0
Outstanding
"This is an awesome two bedroom condo. We spent hours on the spacious lanai looking at the waves and sunsets. The kitchen is well stocked. The beds are comfortable. The location is great - close to beaches and town. Wonderful."
Reviewed on 12/26/2023
Debbie N.
5.0
Outstanding
"We loved everything about this beautiful place. The lanai was our favorite place to sit and take it all in. We watched whales, spouting, spinner, dolphins, surfers, the sound of the powerful waves, and amazing sunsets. The ocean breeze kept the house. Very cool uncomfortable. The house was well equipped with everything you would need."
Reviewed on 11/20/2023
Debbie
5.0
Outstanding
"We loved everything about this beautiful place. The lanai was our favorite place to sit and take it all in. We watched whales, spouting, spinner, dolphins, surfers, the sound of the powerful waves, and amazing sunsets. The ocean breeze kept the house. Very cool and comfortable. The house was well equipped with everything you would need."
Reviewed on 11/20/2023
Janet
5.0
Outstanding
"It took a night or two to get used to the crashing of waves, but that’s the price of a beach front property. Spent a lot of time on the lanai basking in the view!"
Reviewed on 11/15/2023
Kirk
5.0
Outstanding
"Great location. Spacious and comfortable. Good sized lanai to sit and relax or eat while enjoying the view. Can enjoy the sound of the ocean from everywhere in the house. No A/C. Adequately cooled by fans and windows while we were there in early November, but I think has potential to get warm at times."
Reviewed on 11/04/2023
Traci
5.0
Outstanding
"Where do I even begin with the view and location? This was beyond what we had hoped for. We loved and savored every moment. Plan to come back!"
Reviewed on 10/20/2023
Janet
5.0
Outstanding
"The moment we stepped into the Hale Pohaku, we were amazed! Our first impression of the condo was that it was even more beautiful in person, and we immediately felt at home. The condo and the property as a whole are well maintained. Hale Pohaku is spacious, comfortable, and offers all the amenities, and more. As we made our meals and dined on the lanai at sunset, we enjoyed the sounds of the ocean and the most amazing sunsets. Hale Pohaku is a place we have fond memories of, and we are looking forward to returning for our next holiday. In closing, I would like to THANK the team at Kona Coast Vacations for the excellent communication and partnership, both during our holiday planning and throughout our stay. Warmest aloha!"
Reviewed on 09/04/2023
André
5.0
Outstanding
"Top accommodation in a top location. Pool, small sandy beach directly accessible, incomparable view from the balcony with fantastic views of the sea and sunsets that you won't find anywhere else. Highly recommended!"
Reviewed on 07/31/2023
Maurice
5.0
Outstanding
"A wonderful balcony overlooking breaking waves and a small pool below our balcony. The bedroom closest to Alii Dr. was very noisy particularly because of the early morning traffic."
Reviewed on 06/05/2023
Terri C.
5.0
Outstanding
"This property is just as pictured, and sunsets from the lanai couldn’t be best. Very comfortable for 4 adults, everything we needed and more. Comfortable, clean and convenient location."
Reviewed on 04/01/2023
Terri
5.0
Outstanding
"This property is just as pictured, and sunsets from the lanai couldn't be best. Very comfortable for 4 adults, everything we needed and more. Comfortable, clean and convenient location."
Reviewed on 04/01/2023
Leah
5.0
Outstanding
"It is a wonderful place on the water with a pool. Could use some cookware. We like to eat in as much as possible."
Reviewed on 03/28/2023
Patricia
5.0
Outstanding
"Sitting on the lanai was a dream! Unit was very well stocked and in a great location!"
Reviewed on 03/19/2023
Lorna
5.0
Outstanding
"Need to keep quiet hours and respect pool rules."
Reviewed on 03/05/2023
Robert
5.0
Outstanding
"We had a great time at Hale Pohaku 1. You couldn't ask for a better location. We never felt like we had to leave the condo. Great view, listening to the waves. Kona Coast Vacations was easy to deal with. We were on the island before check in and they were able to get us in the condo early. I would recommend the condo and rental agency."
Reviewed on 02/14/2023
Lisa S.
5.0
Outstanding
"Great accommodations & fabulous ocean view!"
Reviewed on 01/28/2023
Lisa
5.0
Outstanding
"My stay was great & loved Hale Pohaku 1! The unit was incredible & made the trip!"
Reviewed on 01/27/2023
Jessica M.
5.0
Outstanding
"This location was absolutely perfect! Sitting on the lanai in the morning and evenings was by far our favorite. We saw whales, turltes and dolphins all from just relaxing on the lanai. The beds were super comfy and the entire home was clean! The only downside that we did not enjoy was the street traffic noise in the mornings which was pretty loud starting around 5 every day. Definitely not a deal breaker as we will definitely stay here when we come back."
Reviewed on 01/01/2023
Cathy
5.0
Outstanding
" Enjoyed our 4 night stay. Gorgeous ocean view. Beds and pillows very comfortable"
Reviewed on 12/12/2022
Michael
5.0
Outstanding
"Comfortable, well equipped Unit with an oversize Lanai. As close to the water as you will find."
Reviewed on 12/07/2022
Cathy B.
5.0
Outstanding
"Enjoyed our 4 night stay. Gorgeous ocean view. Beds and pillows very comfortable"
Reviewed on 12/07/2022
Kathy
5.0
Outstanding
"Great unit for 2 couples traveling together. Amazing views from the Lanai. Kitchen is well equipped. No A/C, but the louver system works well at keeping the temperature comfortable."
Reviewed on 11/18/2022
Ray
4.0
Very good
"Lovely apartment, a little dated overall but great location, really enjoyed our stay."
Reviewed on 11/17/2022
William
5.0
Outstanding
"This property was exactly as advertised, except the pool was better than we expected. You have the ocean you can jump and then back to the pool. No crowds to deal with. Perfect stay for the wife and I."
Reviewed on 11/14/2022
Lisann Z.
2.0
"We really enjoyed the view and location of this condo but that was all. The louver design let in all sorts of noise, we needed ear plugs to sleep. Some of the louvers were broken and couldn’t be fully closed. This was also not your home away from home feel that we enjoy from using short term rentals over hotels."
Reviewed on 10/19/2022
Lisann
2.0
"We really enjoyed the view and location of this condo but that was all. The louver design let in all sorts of noise, we needed ear plugs to sleep. Some of the louvers were broken and couldn't be fully closed. This was also not your home away from home feel that we enjoy from using short term rentals over hotels."
Reviewed on 10/19/2022
Pono
5.0
Outstanding
"We really enjoyed our stay here, as the property was very welcoming and quiet during our entire stay. The ocean breeze helped cool the very spacious condo well and the pool and beach side property was a huge hit."
Reviewed on 10/16/2022
Brian
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautiful place to stay, loved it!"
Reviewed on 10/02/2022
Ashley
5.0
Outstanding
"5 stars. We had a wonderful stay at Hale Pohaku 1! Kona Coast Vacations was prompt about sending information and replying to emails, and everyone there is so courteous! David was extra helpful as well. The view from this condo cannot be beat! Right on the ocean with a beautiful, spacious lanai and tons of room and storage space. The cool ocean breeze makes no ac perfectly tolerable and the open air style of this condo makes for an amazing experience. Beach access and pool are serene. Cannot recommend Kona Coast enough and we will be back to this condo if we travel back to Hawai'i in the future! Mahalo!"
Reviewed on 09/25/2022
Rick
5.0
Outstanding
"We loved this property. Fantastic location. Right on the water. I was able to paddle out and see dolphins. Quiet pool on site. I have already recommended this property to 2 other groups. We will stay here when we return."
Reviewed on 09/03/2022
Andy
5.0
Outstanding
"My family had an absolute blast in Hale Pohaku 1! It was the second visit to this unit for my wife and I, and our children's first visit to Hawaii. We were so excited to share Hale Pohaku and the Big Island with our kids (7 & 10 years old) and it did not disappoint. We chose to come back to Hale Pohaku becuase the amenities are great, pool is amazing (great new tile deck by the way!), with snorkeling and swimming steps away. Coffee on the lanai in the morning while looking for dolphins playing in the ocean and turtles in the tide pools. Just a beautiful place. Also, Mahalo to David for arranging our snorkeling trip! We had an awesome time with Captain Sharkey and would recommend that trip to everyone. I can't thank you enough for sharing Hale Pohaku 1 with my family. We can't wait to come back!"
Reviewed on 08/15/2022
Laurie
5.0
Outstanding
"Our experience was fantastic starting with David, our concierge. Very helpful and fun! We would definitely stay here again!"
Reviewed on 07/21/2022
Janice
5.0
Outstanding
"Communication with Kona Coast Vacations was excellent! They went above board to make sure we were prepared with all we needed for a relaxing and enjoyable stay on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our stay at Hale Pohaku 1 was wonderful - the ocean view from the lanai is stunning! Turtles, a small beach, and snorkeling at high tide are within steps of this beautiful condo. We would definitely visit again and book with Kona Coast Vacations."
Reviewed on 07/20/2022
Tammy
5.0
Outstanding
"We can't say enough positive things to really express how much we enjoyed our stay at this condo! Well stocked with all beach day necessities and loved the salt water pool too! Absolutely awesome!"
Reviewed on 06/05/2022
Aja
5.0
Outstanding
"We were utterly delighted with this property! Highly recommended, without delay. Pictures were 100% accurate. Location is fantastic. Highly responsive and helpful management group. Location close to things. Comfy beds. Fully loaded kitchens. A win all around!"
Reviewed on 05/03/2022
Rose
5.0
Outstanding
"I could spend hours on the balcony. This condo has a great location on the water. The view is incredible along w a pool right below, comfortable beds, and clean bathrooms. We had a lovely week here and wild have happily stayed another week."
Reviewed on 05/02/2022
Kathleen
5.0
Outstanding
"The view and location can not be beat. The lanai overlooking the water was amazing. Easy access to town and short drive to marina for snorkeling outings. Clean upon arrival, off street parking. House well supplied with extras like beach towels, chairs, pool noodles. Property manager checked in frequently to make sure we had everything we needed."
Reviewed on 03/03/2022
Diane
5.0
Outstanding
"This was a great place in a good location. You definitely need a car to get around, but there are a few places to walk to within a half mile. A little dated but a large balcony for enjoying a gorgeous sunset!"
Reviewed on 01/26/2022
Ingrid
5.0
Outstanding
"Excellent value for the price. 3 story building with 6 units. We were on the 1st floor but you're elevated above the pool so there's no worries about open windows at night if you're traveling alone. It's very safe. We stayed for a week and thoroughly enjoyed the property. The building is older but our unit was modern and very clean. Mgmt company is very responsive. I will stay here again."
Reviewed on 01/19/2022
Homer
4.0
Very good
"Great bones, but age of 40: Years shows. Appliances need to be replaced. Grout between tiles is black in traffic areas but light tan in others. Screens need to be cleaned of accumulated dust. Screen for sliding doors does not stay on channel and therefore needs to be yanked to close or open. On the counter above the dishwasher, there is a constant layer of a grimy dust like material which suggests termites. None of this negated a great visit."
Reviewed on 12/20/2021
Chelsea
4.0
Very good
"Overall, this was a great unit for our stay. The lanai is to die for, I could have spent my whole time out there! We appreciated all of the furniture on the lanai and the beach related items like masks, umbrellas, etc. The bedrooms are very spacious and comfortable with a lot of storage options. If you don't mind walking, there are a few things we enjoyed nearby that we walked to such as Da Poke Shack and the Marketplace. Kailua is less than a 10 minute drive away and we also utilized Uber a few times; one-way fare costed less than $10. Not necessarily a con, but if you are a light sleeper, this may not be the best unit for you as most of the "walls" are actually window panels so you can hear people walking by and the street traffic pretty clearly in the mornings. I had ear plugs with me which solved that problem but it still took a day or so to get used to as it sometimes sounds like there is someone in the unit when in fact it is just someone talking outside. And one tip: The shower in the master bathroom takes a solid few minutes to heat up. There is a sign with some instructions for the water heater in the guest bedroom that was discovered too late but apparently said instructions work for both showers so make sure to read that sign sooner rather than later - unless you enjoy a cold shower. We hope to return!"
Reviewed on 11/23/2021
Bruce
5.0
Outstanding
"Great location, beautiful property, well maintained"
Reviewed on 08/20/2021
Leanne
5.0
Outstanding
"This property looks and is exactly as described on the VRBO website. This is definitely the nicest property that my husband and I have ever stayed at. Right on the beach so you can hear the waves crashing as you sit on the porch. Will 1000% be coming back here next time we stay on the Big Island. This property is just beautiful and that doesn't even do it justice!"
Reviewed on 08/12/2021
Andrew
5.0
Outstanding
"All of us were very excited to stay at this place to begin with, and it still exceeded expectations. As our first trip to the Big Island, it was a perfect location, about 5 min drive south of the main Kona strip. The unit is located on the first floor without any stairs needed for access. There's an amazing view from the lanai, and the pocketed sliding doors are perfect. We kept them open the whole time pretty much and the place felt great. The far bedroom (street side) is the one with the en suite bathroom, otherwise they both have king size beds and ample room. We weren't bothered by the reported street noise, it kinda blends in with the crashing waves honestly. The kitchen is equipped with all the tools you'll likely need. The place seems to be cleaned out of anything remotely perishable so be prepared for potentially getting things like salt/pepper, condiments, etc. The complex is quite with only 6 units. Pool was very nice and we always had it to ourselves whenever we went (just down one flight of stairs from your side private entrance). Beach access is mainly to a good collection of tide pools. There is a small sandy area to lay out if you'd like but probably not the best place to enter the water. I'd definitely recommend this place and if we come back to the BI, we'd likely stay here again."
Reviewed on 04/15/2021
Michael
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautiful Ocean Front. Lanai door opens across entire front of the unit. Two 'Master' BRs. Kitchen and laundry room were well equipped with modern appliances. Easy covered parking. The larger Master BR was a little noisy and had fumes from street traffic. (1 out of 4 of us noticed this.) . There is no BBQ. The gate to the ocean was not functional. (We just hopped over the wall. I understand that there is ocean access next door.) . We saw two green sea turtles right in front on our first morning there. Great Condo!"
Reviewed on 03/17/2020
Greg
5.0
Outstanding
"Awesome place. If you want a great family place with all the excellent amenities stay here. We had an amazing time."
Reviewed on 01/06/2020
Heidi
4.0
Very good
"If spectacular water views, easy access to the beach and the sound of the waves crashing is your thing then this place is for you. You can’t beat morning coffee while watching the spinner dolphins off the lanai or the spectacular sunsets each evening. Unfortunately the unit while once very lovely is growing tired and in need of TLC. It’s adequately clean. The appliances functioned for the exception of the dryer which management was not successful in getting fixed the entire week we were there although we did have many visits from the handy man. The road noise from Alii Drive is only eclipsed by the sound of the waves on the water end of the unit. Inconveniently the master bedroom gets the brunt of the relentless road activity day and night. Since there is no AC closing the windows is certainly not an option. So bring your ear plugs!

Aloha! On behalf of the staff and management of Kona Coast Vacations, we very much appreciate you taking your valuable time to provide us with this very important feedback. The state of our guest rooms is very important to us as we aim to provide our guests with a quality stay and outstanding service. Ocean front properties require constant upkeep & our team will personally inspect the property and will address any issues with the property owner. We are sorry that you experienced an issue with the dryer. The tech tried his best to repair it; however, a part needed to be ordered and unfortunately, part of Island living is parts aren’t always readily available, so it needed to be ordered. It has since been repaired.

It has been a pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time your travels bring you to the Big Island!

"
Reviewed on 11/04/2019
Elizabeth
5.0
Outstanding
"Truly special. Lovely condo overlooking the water, cooled by trade winds. Lanai is wonderful; we could sit there and watch the ocean and listen to the waves crashing all day. The nearby white sand beaches are protected by the rocks, so it’s possible to swim or beach-comb or see turtles—be aware that you do have to walk over rocks to get to the sand. Unit is comfortable, well-equipped, nicely decorated. You could stock up on food and never have to leave. We hope to return."
Reviewed on 08/01/2019
Tally
5.0
Outstanding
"We loved this property and if we go back to Kona, we will book it again. Location and views are amazing. The property is clean, well equipped, and comfortable. It was the perfect home base for my family on our vacation."
Reviewed on 07/11/2019
Ray
5.0
Outstanding
"Great condo and location in Kona. Right on the water, nice kitchen and really well equipped for cooking. Enjoyed the pool and access to local beaches. One of our best trips to Hawaii!"
Reviewed on 06/28/2019
Tim
5.0
Outstanding
"A beautiful place with an incredible view Very well stocked and close to town. A wonderful place to get away!"
Reviewed on 05/31/2019
Suzanne
5.0
Outstanding
"A beautiful property in a wonderful location! This was our third time renting this property and we have never been disappointed with the location, amenities or the service of of Kona Coast Vacations."
Reviewed on 05/17/2019
Benjamin
4.0
Very good
"This is a great two bedroom apartment right on the water and in a pretty good location. It's a 30 minute walk to town, but only a 10 minute car ride. The ocean breeze was amazing and we could see the sunset from our balcony every night which is AMAZING. We kept the doors to the lanai wide open could hear the ocean waves crashing. There are sliding screens to keep the bugs out too. The management team was super responsive when we had questions or needed ideas for activities. My gf and I traveled with another couple and the place worked really well for a jumping off point to nearby beaches and town. You can also access the water right in front of the property. It's rocky but beautiful and fun to explore. The pool is a great amenity as well. Clean and warm. Overall the place was clean but I wouldn't say it sparkled. Kitchen was nicely updated with working appliances but the bedrooms and bathrooms seems a little out dated. I wouldn't hesitate to rent from Kona Coast again, they were great."
Reviewed on 04/15/2019
Caprice
5.0
Outstanding
"Words are inadequate to describe Hale Pohaku1...the condo is better than the pictures display! The moment you arrive at the covered off street parking and step out of your car you can here the waves breaking onshore...heavenly! It is just a short walk through the garden courtyard to the front door of the condo and when you step inside the view is astounding and better than expected. We immediately opened the glass doors to the lanai and sat down to enjoy the tranquil sounds of the surf, a welcome sight and sound after 14 hours traveling. It was wonderful to stay here and there was plenty of room for the 4 of us. The kitchen is beautiful and well stocked, we ate all breakfasts and dinners on the lanai as who could resist that view! We had the pool to ourselves most of the time and the complex was quiet and serene. As others mentioned there was a little road noise during the day, but it quieted at night and honestly didn’t bother us at all. We had no issues with hot water at any time...as long as you run it s bit it was toasty hot for the duration of our showers and washing up at any time of the day. It was very nice that both bedrooms had their own private bath as we were with another couple. The decor and artwork were amazing...as was the view and the sound of the surf! It was very easy to find and just a short drive into town. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and did not want to leave. We hope to return someday. Mahalo for sharing your fabulous home with us!"
Reviewed on 04/10/2019
Becky
5.0
Outstanding
"Our second visit and we will come back again to sit on the patio and watch the sunset. Don’t miss TJ Bar-b-q for take out and a meal on the patio. (Within walking distance). Huggo’s, Fosters, and Lava Lava were our favorites."
Reviewed on 02/24/2019
Andy
5.0
Outstanding
"Hale Pohaku 1 was incredible, the views are breathtaking. My jaw hit the floor when we walked in the door, and then you step out on the lani and feel like you are standing over the rocks and surf below. Just from our lani we were able to watch turtles on the rocks, and dolphins and wales coming and going every day. And the sunsets are just stunning. The condo itself was great, very spacious and lots of storage. We had four adults and never seemed lacking for space, especially when you slide open the wall of doors that seperate the living space and the lanai. The condo was well stocked in the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. We were missing beach towels when we showed up, but they were brought over shortly after we had made the discovery. There was plenty of snorkel gear for the four of us as well. There is a great little beach area just around the point to the north of the condo, and can be accessed by a private gate from the condo grounds. Lots of tide pools and wading areas with turtles, eels, crabs, and all kinds of colorful fish. A local farmer's style market is a short walk north of the condo. When we booked I was contacted by a concierge, David, from the property management company. If David (or whomever from Kona Concierge) reaches out and offers assistance or a recommendation, TAKE IT! David was great and pushed us to book the things we wanted to do early in the week, that way if there were cancellations we had a better shot at rebooking later in the week. We were treated to unusually high wind and tides our first 3 days on island, so everything was cancelled (snorkel tours, scuba dives, manta night dives, summit star gazing). David and his team worked to get everything re-booked and the only thing we missed was because we decided not to re-book. They made all the calls, they made all the new arrangements, and they communicated with us the entire time. David and Kona Concierge were awesome and allowed us to enjoy our vacation when the weather had other plans. The only thing I thought was missing from the condo/complex was a grill. None of us really wanted to turn the stove or oven on to cook, but a grill would have gotten some use."
Reviewed on 02/22/2019
Patti
5.0
Outstanding
"The folks at Kona Coast Vacations were great to work with -- quick responses and helpful. Our rental Hale Pohaku 1 was amazing! We've been renting through timeshare exchanges and VRBO for 30 years and this property is among the top 3 for exceeding my expectations. Spacious, incredibly well stocked (particularly the kitchen) and the location and view are incredible. Made it hard to ever want to leave to go out! Although a previous review expressed concerns about some road noise, we never found it bothersome. With the windows and doors open all night, the wonderful sound of crashing waves was all we heard. Hoping to return and rent this great place again!"
Reviewed on 02/07/2019
Sheila
4.0
Very good
"Great view. Comfortable furniture. Well stocked kitchen (except for dishwasher soap, but we ate all meals in). Loved the ventilation. Both bedrooms get road noise and noise from the neighbor’s ac. We had plenty of hot water... it just takes a while to get to the shower head. Lots of birds to see! Did I mention the excellent view!"
Reviewed on 12/10/2018
Shannon
5.0
Outstanding
"Amazing place situated right on the water. Listening to the waves roll in every morning just made our experience that much more magical. This place definitely embodies the magic of Hawaii."
Reviewed on 07/14/2018
Leonard
5.0
Outstanding
"We loved this condo on the ocean. Waking up every morning to that incredible view was awesome. The condo was clean and comfortable, kitchen well stocked and both bedrooms had comfortable king sized beds! It was in a great location to all the shops and activities that Hawai'i offers. We loved the pool in the afternoon and walking the beach collecting shells in the morning. It took alittle getting used to being awakened every morning by singing birds but we grew to like them!"
Reviewed on 03/22/2018
Joyce
5.0
Outstanding
"Excellent view, looks exactly like the photos. Location was very convenient, about 10 min from downtown Kona where all the shops and restaurants are. Date of Stay: 12/18/17 to 12/22/17"
Reviewed on 12/27/2017
Danni
4.0
Very good
"Overall we enjoyed our stay at this property and the beautiful views are hard to beat. We spent most of our time outside on the lanai. The pool here was large for a property with only 6 units and well maintained. The negatives were that there was no hot water from the solar heating even though it was sunny the 3 days we stayed here. There is a booster heater but that only takes the chill off and gives you luke warm water. The other point is that it can be very noisy here as you can hear everything from other units and the road. Date of Stay: 11/21/17 to 11/24/17 Aloha! On behalf of the staff and management of Kona Coast Vacations, we very much appreciate you taking your valuable time to provide us with this very important positive feedback. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it’s apparent in this case that we fell short when it came to your comfort in one of our rooms. We have contacted the property owner in regards to the solar, and he has been assured by the complex management that this issue has been taken care of. We have not received any additional guest complaints, and thank you for bringing this to our attention. On your next visit, please know that we are available if you need us - we are happy to help! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay & hope that we can welcome you again.
Mahalo Kona Coast Vacations"
Reviewed on 11/26/2017
Tim
4.0
Very good
"We've stayed at this beautiful condo before because you just can't beat the proximity to the ocean. The condo is exactly as pictured. The pool is an added bonus. Two negatives-1. is the amount of time it takes to heat the water in the shower, even with the booster. A lot of water is wasted waiting for the temperature to come to semi-warm (it never got remotely hot) and 2. the vegetation on the wall and around the gate to the beach needs to be cut way back. Part of the view of the beach is hidden because of the overgrown bush and the little path from the gate to the beach is really difficult to walk through. I know some cutting has been done on the bushes but it needs a little more trimming."
Reviewed on 06/20/2017
Rob
4.0
Very good
"This is a lovely condo in a great location on the Kona coast. There are lots of positive aspects to the condo in the it is roomy, the location is perfect, it's well stocked, and it's well kept. On the negative side however there are some items that we struggled with. We normally rent condos in the Hawaiian Islands that have air conditioning and this one does not. While we knew this going into the rental, we didn't fully comprehend what that would mean. This unit, being right at ocean front, was designed to fully open up to ocean breezes by opening up sliding doors and louvered windows. While this kept the unit reasonably cool, it also meant that it is very noisy, not only from the ocean surf but the neighboring units as well as the very busy street traffic. We all wore earplugs at night to help quiet things down but it still is a very noisy spot.
Another issue with being right on the ocean with no air conditioning, is that the inside of the unit is damp. The tile floor became slick, the carpeting damp, the glass table tops cloudy, the countertops moist, all from the ocean air and high humidity. We were not used to this coming from an area that has relatively low humidity so perhaps this is normal for the area. I just think an air conditioned unit would have been more to our liking but the tradeoff was staying at a beautiful location right on the ocean."
Reviewed on 06/19/2017
Pam
5.0
Outstanding
"This was our first time at this location. It was perfect for two couples. It was furnish extremely well, very clean and had perfect view of the ocean. Easy access to the beach and shoreline. Turtles basking right in front of our condo was especially enjoyable as well as seeing dolphins jumping. We will definitely come back. The beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, sun umbrella came in very handy."
Reviewed on 06/12/2017
Hank
5.0
Outstanding
"Awesome Condo! The Lanai was so beautiful, had a hard time leaving it. Date of Stay: 3/26/17 to 3/30/17"
Reviewed on 04/15/2017
Regina
4.0
Very good
"This is a very nice property. Nice kitchen and a to die for. Master bedroom is lovely and the second bedroom is comfortable, but is pretty small. Living room smelled a bit musty. I let the rental company know and they were going to get right to it. The pool was great. Overall, I think it was a very nice place and a very good value for the area. Date of Stay: 2/23/17 to 2/28/17"
Reviewed on 03/17/2017
Edward
5.0
Outstanding
"We stayed in this unit for 10 nights. It is just as beautiful as the photos depict. There are only six units in this condo building and we hardly ever saw the other tenants. The kitchen was the most well-supplied of any rental we have had before. We spent most of our time on the lanai which is oceanfront and has comfortable furniture. The rocky beach out front was fun to explore, but the water is too rough for swimming. The pool was warm and we always had it to ourselves. If there is any downside to this rental, it is the road noise, heard mainly from the master bedroom. The automatic sprinkler also went off at 5: 52 every morning, and there are roosters of course. We did have issues with hot water. It is a solar system and the water was hot most every afternoon, but a hot shower in the morning was never had. There is a water heater "booster" which we turned on, but still the water was only warm. This wasn't a big enough deal for us to report it to the management company. The location is good, close to downtown and within a few minutes drive to beaches. The furnishings and artwork in this unit were beautiful. We will keep this one on the list to return to one day! Manager/Owner Response: Aloha and thank you for your outstanding review and for the compliments about our condo. We are so glad you shared our love of the lanai, the art work, the furniture and the kitchen! We also want to let you know that the sprinkler noise is from the condo complex adjacent to ours and we’ve requested that they move the time of the sprinkler to 7 a. m. or later. Regarding the hot water, since the solar hot water storage is on the roof and we are on the first floor with the bathrooms towards the back of our condo, it can take a few minutes for the hot water to arrive and is usual very hot. Generally, the electric booster is only needed if it’s been cloudy for 3 or more days in a row, which is rare in Kona. Thank you again and we look forward to hosting you again someday!"
Reviewed on 01/20/2017
Edward
5.0
Outstanding
"We stayed in this unit for 10 nights. It is just as beautiful as the photos depict. There are only six units in this condo building and we hardly ever saw the other tenants. The kitchen was the most well-supplied of any rental we have had before. We spent most of our time on the lanai which is oceanfront and has comfortable furniture. The rocky beach out front was fun to explore, but the water is too rough for swimming. The pool was warm and we always had it to ourselves. If there is any downside to this rental, it is the road noise, heard mainly from the master bedroom. The automatic sprinkler also went off at 5: 52 every morning, and there are roosters of course. We did have issues with hot water. It is a solar system and the water was hot most every afternoon, but a hot shower in the morning was never had. There is a water heater "booster" which we turned on, but still the water was only warm. This wasn't a big enough deal for us to report it to the management company. The location is good, close to downtown and within a few minutes drive to beaches. The furnishings and artwork in this unit were beautiful. We will keep this one on the list to return to one day! Date of Stay: 12/29/16 to 1/7/17"
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