Condo, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6), Wi/Fi, Best Partial Ocean View
Ginny is now a retired Nurse, having practiced in several specialties and taught Nursing at the College level for many years; 20 yrs at San Jose State Univ. (Professor) and Sonoma State Univ. She loves out-doors, back-packing, swimming, and since our Honeymoon (photo) snorkeling. Glen is a retired business executive of Pharmaceutical and more recently Biotechnology companies. He has a pharmacy degree and an MBA. Growing up he participated in several sports and later focused on water-skiing, snorkeling, and back-packing. Both of us were born in California--she in Oakland, he in Santa Cruz. We both attended college at UC Berkeley and UCSF. Glen got his MBA at Harvard. Our most favorite vacations are to Ginny's family cabin in Yosemite and our Hawaii properties. We live in a house that we completed building in 2000 on Glen's family mountain-top property in Soquel (Santa Cruz), CA
Glen purchased this Condo in 1999
Why Glen chose Kailua-Kona
Over the years Glen traveled to Hawaii many times, mainly Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. Ginny and Glen went to several Hawaii islands on their Honeymoon in 1985. (Picture is at Kona Village) We have owned a time-share in Waikiki, a lovely condo at Poipu Beach in Kauai, and several vacation and long-term condos on the Big Island. Our favorite place to visit became Hawaii for the sports (e.g. snorkeling), sites all over the island, variety of scenery, birds, and the fact that this island is not yet ruined by Tourism and population. We now own properties only in KONA.
What makes this Condo unique
We stayed at Kona Shores annually since 1985 (now over 30 years). We loved the PRIVACY of the North wing of this complex. In 1998 the lovely northwest, first floor, corner unit became available. Glen had seen it while helping a renter fix screens. We were lucky enough to buy this unit. Of course, every one in the mainly long-term renter/owner units was envious about the large corner unit directly above our 1 BR. A year later it became for sale at about $50,000 below previous asking prices. Again, we were lucky enough to purchase this unit. We love the open, spacious, above it all, good partial ocean view impact of the unit and the very private location within the complex. (This unit was built by the original contractor for Kona Shores for himself; he also built the special corner unit below, reportedly for one of his relatives.)
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great location to everything in Kailua-Kona. The Master Bed was very comfortable, and having the A/C was much appreciated. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!
Awesome location and accommodations
Such a great place. Spacious 2 bedroom condo with large living room and kitchen and a huge wrap around lanai. Loved the location and the ocean view. Glen was awesome to work with, arrival and departure were a breeze. Payment terms were generous and everything was as expected. A great value in Kona for sure. Highly recommend.
Great place to stay!
Glen was awesome to deal with. The rental is in a great place, right down from shopping, a view of the ocean. You dont have to worry about finding a parking space because there is assigned parking. There is air conditioning in every room, wi fi and cable for when you want to just chill. I wish I knew about all the snorkel equipment that is left for all to use. I would have saved the room in my suitcase and not brought my own.
They also have a full kitchen and coolers that you can use, which helped us tremendously on road trips. We had picnics every day!
Will definitely stay here again on our next trip to the big island!
Mahola and Aloha,
Donna, Denise and Lani
Great place to stay! Comfy beds, kitchen Stocked with all you need to cook & AC units worked great!
Sunsets from the balcony, Awesome!!
Great place for families
The condo is very spacious, very well stocked with everything we needed (chairs, umbrellas, cooler, etc...) Very large lanai with beautiful view of the ocean, it was a great place to take the breakfast or our dinner . Our family really appreciated our stay and the condo is very comfortable for a family with his 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Nice kitchen fully equipped. Mahalo!
This condo has everything our family of four needed for a relaxing stay on the Big Island. Great location and wonderful view made it easy to either eat out or cook a meal in the kitchen and eat on the large deck. Would absolutely stay here again!