Perfect for our family! (Not for small children.)
July 6, 2012
This was the perfect option for our family. We are active visitors and the condo was perfectly located for walks to beaches, markets and in to Kona for meals and shopping. (Our daughter LOVED the large water slide in the Kona Garden Market which was less than a ½ mile up the road!) The reserved parking spot ensured the rental car for trips to the volcano and other beaches was not a problem. The condo itself was well supplied with towels, kitchen items, linens, boogie boards and snorkeling gear. We never needed the A/C because of the large ceiling fans which kept the unit nice and cool all day. It was the perfect arrangement for myself, my husband and our 14 year-old daughter.My ONLY hesitation in recommending this to absolutely everyone is that we witnessed a young couple with small children who were not treated well by the other (permanent?) residents in the condos. The young couple followed all of the rules of the pool – swim diapers, no child in the pool alone, children were polite, kept the noise level down – and they were still told to leave the pool by another resident of the condo complex as one of the children was in swim diapers. The large pool sign said swim diapers were fine – a small one posted in the restrooms said they were not. We felt bad for the family as they were really conscious of trying to be quiet and polite. This was the only “bummer” moment of the entire trip. (How do you tell a little one that there is that nice big pool in the middle of everything – but they can’t use it? That’s just not fair!)If you have older children and are active visitors, this is the PERFECT place.
Jeanette Camp, Seattle, WA USA
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