Thanks for a great family vacation! Carole was so nice to work with and provided a lot of great information on recommendations for activities, restaurants and retail. We did a lot of the activities off of her list and it was helpful to have her input on what our family (boys 17, 17, 11) would like. Her condo worked out perfectly and we had plenty of room to spread out and all of the amenities we were looking for. The check in and check out process was really smooth and Carole even called us to see how we were doing on our first day in Hawaii. Thanks again for sharing your condo!
Family with older children
| stayed in 6/2019
We have stayed in Kolea 8A many times because we love it! It is the perfect home for a Hawaiian vacation. The location couldn't be better at Kolea in Waikoloa Beach, right between the Hilton and Marriott hotels. It is in walking distance to all the shops and restaurants, and a quick walk to the beach through the pool house. The location of the condo right across from the pool is so convenient. How beautiful when the tiki torches come on every evening! We also love being on the ground floor where the lanai extends to the yard where our kids can play.
The decor gives the condo an authentic Hawaiian feel. It is stocked with everything you need for the kitchen, laundry, beach, etc! The owner is wonderful to work with and really loves to share her Hawaiian home and is there for any questions you may have!
We can't wait to return!
Family with older children
| stayed in 3/2019
Working with Carole to plan our Hawaiian vacation was fantastic. She exceeded all expectations in regards to sharing her beautiful Villa with us to rent and helping us with detailed Island information/activities. Her knowledge of the Big Island is abundant. Her Hawaiian home quickly became our home once we arrived. The second you walk into her Villa you instantly feel the warmth and comfort that we all need while on vacation. Kolea 8A is beautifully decorated and stocked with everything you could ever need during your stay. Most importantly, the location is perfect. You are steps away from the pool and beach.
Our trip highlights included a trip to the Seahorse farm, hiking the Rainforest, boogie boarding at Haupuna Beach, cooking fresh lobsters and fish, and snorkeling in A-Bay. Our favorite daily activity was watching the sunset on A-Bay and looking for the green spark of light as the sunset disappeared into the ocean.
Kolea 8A was fully stocked for all our activities. We had beach chairs, a cooler, and boogie boards for our daily trips to Haupuna Beach. We cooked fresh lobster and fresh fish daily with every kitchen tool and cooking equipment that you could ever need. We even had a variety of spices to choose from when I cooked. My children loved that the kitchen had a small refrigerator just for drinks. I loved the fact that we could do laundry and had detergent and stain remover. It’s all the little things that were provided that made our stay so comfortable.
This was one of our favorite vacations. My family was happy, comfortable, and completely entertained. The main reason for the success of our trip was the comfort we felt in Kolea 8A and it’s location to the pool and beach. We thank you Carole for allowing our family to have such a wonderful time in your Hawaiian home.
| stayed in 12/2018
Carole, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. It exceeded our expectations. The home was perfect in every way- Weather was perfect as were pool and beaches will not be our last trip to Kona-we are in love! Our favorite beaches were: Mauna Kea-go before 9 am, Hapuna, Kua. Snorkeled at Two Step- it was amazing! Lots of turtles. Went to Hilo & saw the Botanical Gardens-so beautiful.
This definitely will not be our last trip to Kona-we are in love!
| stayed in 3/2018
Thank you Carole for having such a great place!! After multiple times in Hawaii, we were so fortunate to find your place there in Kona. So close to the best beach! Walking distance to all the high end hotels!! And over 15 great restaurants within a ten minute walk. With a great grocery store so close, we never even got into our car. Your place feels much more like a house than a condo. It is THE BEST!!! And your service is unbelievable!!
| stayed in 2/2017
We have stayed at Kolea 8A condo for many wonderful relaxing weeks. We enjoy the always great weather in late January, the whales that are showing off for each other that time of year, the close walk to the beach or along the shore, being near the pool and workout room. We especially love being able to walk to dinner or shopping, and the availability of so many great golf courses. The condo has everything you need to cook, and is perfect for staying with friends or kids and grandkids. Thank you for so many great stays, Carole. And thanks too for so many nice recommendations of outings to take to enjoy the special places all over the island.
| stayed in 1/2017
We are so very sad to be leaving such a magical island-we did a bit of everything-hiking, snorkeling, swimming and certainly lots of eating.
Highlights were night snorkeling with the coastal manta rays, the volcano park at night and the Lava Lava Beach Club!
We feel so lucky to have had such a convenient and beautiful place to come “home” to- thank you so very much. We hate to go!
| stayed in 7/2016
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your condo, it felt like a home away from home. We all felt so comfortable and relaxed here, a vacation we all needed. It gave us a great opportunity to snorkel, swim in the ocean and see the island. It all flew by in the blink of an eye, and despite being stung by a jellyfish and having our zipline trip cancelled, the condo and surrounding area was so amazing. It made it one of the best vacations ever with memories I will never forget.
| stayed in 7/2015
Thank you for allowing us a wonderful place to create all our Hawaiian memories. We keep coming back because this is such a special place. The condo is beautiful and there are so many thoughtful touches. We really enjoyed the Vanilla Bean Factory Tour & lunch and hiking in Waipio Valley.
Hopefully, next time there won’t be so much snow on Mauna Kea & we can make it to the summit. Snorkeling at Mauna Lani was beautiful & so clear! And we always enjoy hanging out at A- Bay & getting shaved ice! Wonderful Place, Kolea!
| stayed in 3/2015
OMG! I had so much fun thee past two weeks! They went by too fast! We went to the green sand beach, Hapuna Beach. We drove to the top of Mauna Kea, and just relaxed! I loved it! And cannot to come again! The sunsets were beautiful! This was my favorite vacation! The shaved ice at the beach is delicious! And we took lessons!