2 Bed/2 Bath Condo - 2 Minutes To Downtown Kona: Shopping, Restaurants, Etc.
Aloha Kona Rentals
About Aloha Kona Rentals
Aloha Kona Rentals manages both short-term and long-term rentals in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Why Aloha Kona Rentals chose Kailua Kona
This is an affordable 2 bedroom oceanfront condo
What makes this Condo unique
Great oceanfront complex on the Kona Coast!
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This Place Needs Work
We stayed in this unit 2 years ago and at that time Brad told us that the owners planned to do renovations a little at a time. Nothing has changed. The dryer is the single biggest problem, it was a problem then and still is. The lint catcher will not stay in place and all of the lint goes straight into the vent, it is a fire trap. The sliding door does not close and on the main floor this is a security issue. The ceiling fans are all filthy. There are tiles lifting on the lanai and some loose tiles in the hallway. We love Sea Village and keep coming back, this was our 9th visit. Unfortunately this unit is the worst maintained we've stayed in.
An Honest Review-Not for Whiners
The condo is located in an older, but quiet and well maintained complex. The unit has easy, unassigned parking most of the time, no stairs, straight walk in.
The front screen door, it is old, salt air bitten, and has a hole in it. Since it is in an alcove, it didn't bother us, because the 2nd bedroom windows are opposite the Lanai, for crosswind ventilation. The living/ dining room furniture were as pictured, fine to us. The condo has popcorn ceilings, tile floors, carpet in the bedrooms, which didn't bother us.
The lanai has a dining room type table and 4 chairs, with a nice ocean view, and lovely ocean sounds, which is why we rented this condo. We saw dolphins several times from the lanai. Love that!! Boats, paddle boarders, swimmers, too.
The bathrooms are updated as pictured. The beds were fine, to us. The master mirrored closet doors were off the track, my husband fixed that. The 2nd bedroom has a wardrobe, no problem for us. There are ceiling fans in the rooms, and also a box fan and 2 standing fans. One had a hot, funky smell, I left a note, we didn't use it. There's tons of bedding and white towels, but a note saying they can't be removed from the condo. So we bought a beach towel, that matched the one beach chair, and left it for the next folks.
There were keiki toys, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, etc. in a closet. Lotions, etc. on a shelf, books, too. We added some more stuff.
The kitchen was trickier. Nice new toaster, microwave, ninja blender thing. But not a lot of dishes, which don't all match. The light bulb in the fridge was burned out, so we bought one. The electric can opened didn't work, so we bought a manual one. There was a note on the counter apologizing for the (way to full) load of towels in the dryer. It mentioned an issue with the dryer had been reported.?. We never heard anything, but the dryer worked fine for us. The lint trap doesn't actually fit.
My handy husband dug a bunch of crap out of the disposal side of the sink. When we ran the dishwasher, that side of the sink backed up, so we hand did the dishes and used paper plates. We don't call management for easy things.
We came for the ocean, the sun, the aloha feeling. We got all that. We don't sweat the small stuff. If you, or anyone in your group is bothered by or prone to complaining about little stuff, stay somewhere else.
This condo boasts an oceanfront for a great rate, and that is what you get.
This condo is in a great location, on the ocean and we could walk to town.
We booked this condo on fairly short notice as our son who was working in Kona decided to get married and only told us a month in advance. There was not much available on the ocean so we took a chance on this condo even though some of the reviews were not so good. We are vacation rental owners in Montana and this was our first experience renting thru VRBO. This condo is a great location within the complex, close to the pool and bbq but still fairly private. It has a great view from the lanai, we could see down the coast towards Kona and watched dolphins and even saw a whale. The complex grounds, pool, etc were very clean and neat, they were constantly maintaining it, the bbqs were very good , large Webers. Downtown Kona is 1 1/2 mile and we were able to walk to town sometimes a couple times a day.
The condo unit itself had everything we needed and was fairly comfortable. The king bed was supposed to be new. It was fairly soft and my wife loved it but I felt like I was in a hole but slept ok anyway. The 2 bathrooms was very nice for getting ready quicker. All the appliances worked fine but seemed older, the washer / dryer worked fine but was noisy. The furniture was fine but dated. We did not use the TV. The unit could use some paint and definitely some updating and repairs on a few things such as the sliding door to the lanai but the inconvenience did not keep us from having a fabulous time and we enjoyed every minute of our stay in the unit and on the island. We stayed 2 weeks and ended up buying more paper towels and toilet paper , something we normally stock plenty of for our VRBO. Brad is aware of the needed repairs and is working on them as time and money allows. He was great to work with and allowed us to stay the last day longer as our flight did not leave until 9:00 pm. We got our full deposit back promptly a few days after our stay. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this condo for vacationers, it’s a great place, just be aware it is older and not perfect.
Steve and Lori
This unit is less than “budget”. Although the location is wonderful this unit is awful. It is n desperate need of updating/fixing. Many items were broken, worn out, filthy.
Unit needs updates but the time spent here was horrible
Overall condition of the condo is liveable it just needs updates, so tiles that arent glued down, light bulbs out, ac doesnt work and isnt even really AC, fans are broke. Ceiling in bedroom and stand alone fans the list goes on.
THE biggest complaint I have is that the whole time we were here there has neen major consyruction going on. Drills, saws, workers. Noise noise noise right by the pool. Everyday except on Sundays. You could not relax. ALSO we were never told about this ahead of time and paid peak season price for this condo. This construction was started months before we got here. Permant residents I talked to are very mad and taking action. I plan on taking this up with the propeety manager at Aloha Kona Rentals. Overall we were very unhappy here.
Thank you for your feedback on the condo and community. We were not made aware of the fans not working until your review, so we will go take a look at that today. Thank you for that. We do encourage all of our guests to give us a call during their stay if anything is not working or if there are any needs. We strive to keep everything functional within these Ocean Front condos. Salt air is a bit tricky. The construction notices were not sent to our office but we did notice they were completing the last building across the way this month. Solar and clean energy is a wonderful improvement for this Ocean Front community. Again we thank you for your feedback and wish we would have heard from you during your stay. We will get these items taken care of in the unit. Mahalo and have a blessed day!
Sea Village 3109
Brad was great. He helped us with any problems and we left him a list. We were happy with our experience and especially with Brad. Sorry Brad to bug you at home about the dishwasher. The directions for that are all washed away on that outlet. Twin bed room was hot because of a broken fan and no trade winds. I guess some of that was due to Mother Nature.
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