We highly recommend staying at Jim’s accommodation in Kona. It is very spacious and has all the comforts of home. Set in a perfect location for exploring Kona and the Big Island. With a great pool and surrounding grounds and only a five minute walk to all the restaurants you couldn’t ask for anything more. The complex is very quiet and the appartment was well equipped and very clean. Jim was a perfect host and the welcome basket was unexpected and gratefully appreciated. Mahalo!!
Overall we were pretty satisfied.
Pros and cons
Family friendly good for 4 people.
Very close to Kona town (walking distance)
Comfortable condo with most everything you would expect and as described.
Bugs and smelled of bug spray- (I realize it's Hawaii and you will get some bugs but there seemed to be an issue as we saw several bugs)
No air conditioning in the second bedroom.
Fans were provided however all of them did not work and this did very little to ease the heat in the bedroom.
Hawaii is humid and hot and without air conditioning it was very difficult to sleep in this room.
We traveled and stayed as two couples and it was otherwise very comfortable for the two couples.
We would definitely consider staying again if there was air conditioner installed and the bug problem is addressed.
All directions were very clear and the owner was very responsive.
Thank you James for the use of your condo.
Sincerely Ron Fisher Jr
Our family of 4 really enjoyed our 2 night stay here, and only wish we had a few more days to really relax and do more activities in the area. James gave really good directions to find the place, and the new keypad entry was great as we didn't have to remember to take/leave the key. The apartment was very well equipped and quiet, and we were really blown away by the welcome basket of fruit and locally produced honey, jam etc- thank you! The apartment was the perfect size for us, and had a view of the sunset and ocean from the top lanai. The air con units in the master bedroom and living area were very gratefully received. We did find the kids room got pretty hot, so we were grateful for the fans provided. We especially enjoyed the pool too given how hot it was during our stay. The condo is located just a few minutes stroll from loads of restaurants and shops along the waterfront, and 5 min drive from supermarkets. I would highly recommend doing a night snorkel with manta rays- this was the highlight of my trip! Big Island Divers were great for this. Also the day snorkelling is fantastic further down the coast. The VOG was still evident during our trip as a sort of haze surrounding the island, but wasn't an issue for us at all, and we had a clear view of the ocean. Mahalo Jim, we loved our stay on Big Island!
The location is perfect. It is in the of Kailua-Kona. We had access to local hangouts and everything on the strip. It is only a few minutes away from the beach. The grocery store is less than 5mins away. We will definitely be back to the the Big Island. Hang loose and Mahola!