We love living in Hawaii. Everyday we tell ourselves how lucky we are to live in paradise. Diana is a retired teacher and Jeff a retired hydrologist. We enjoy meeting people and love to travel.
The condo was great! The complex is situated between two parks and there was excellent snorkeling right in front! Diana was very helpful and very responsive. The lanai is the most awesome feature of this condo, it's huge and faces the ocean. We spent most of our time while we were there on the lanai, enjoying the mornings and the beautiful sunrises. The kitchen was stocked with most of the basics needed for a short stay. The bed was fairly comfortable, the sheets did not seem to fit it well though, and the pillows were a bit flat. Overall though, the experience was positive.
Diana was very responsive to our needs and the condo suited us to a T. We weren't looking for luxury and it was nicely decorated, very comfy, and home-away-from-home feeling right away with everything we needed. It was located near enough to shops but not too near and close to some lovely bays. Being able to sit on the lanai and ocean-watch and listen to the surf made it almost impossible to return home to WINTER. We will be back as soon as we can.
The place is just amazing. Diana was a very nice host and I would love to come back next time :)
You must rent a car on this island but with that, it is a paradise.
The condo had everything we needed including ample kitchen ware and beach towels and chairs. The sound of the ocean at night was probably our favorite part. A couple of personal preference items would probably keep us from renting here again, though the unit itself is great, and the onsite restaurant was actually very good and obviously quite convenient. It's close to Kona which is a very good thing for some, but made the area a little busy for our taste with Ali'i drive traffic right out front. The beach next door was also very busy so we drove to other beaches most days. With that in mind, the price wasn't worth it for us. However, if you are going to use the beach right next door, and want to be close to Kona- this is a great spot. It was our first time to the big island so we didn't know much about where we were booking. I also have to echo the sentiments about privacy. The unit next door has a balcony that looks directly into this unit, which is just the design of this condo building. It's easily dealt with by pulling the curtains, but is still slightly less than ideal. I have to say Diana was really lovely, quick over e-mail and when I called for directions she was sweet and helpful.
Everything was good. We enjoyed staying at this really nice Ocean front condo. The waves are quite loud during the night. My boyfriend didnt mind, but for me it was a bit too loud.
The beachchairs are really useful. We would definitely stay there again.
The location of this condo is absolutely perfect and magical! My boyfriend and I were continually amazed each morning and night at the beautiful sunsets and sunrises available right from the balcony (additionally highlight of seeing a bunch of breaching humpback whales one morning). Additionally the place was beyond gorgeous, clean and cozy. It had all the amenities we could want or need for our stay and was just a stones throw from the beach.
Diana was very helpful and responsive when I had any questions. We definitely enjoyed our stay and would come back in a heart beat!
This is a great condo! You cannot beat the location and the views were amazing!!! From the lanai we saw amazing sunsets each evening, dolphins rolling by one morning and even a couple of whales breached. The layout is simple, clean and spacious for the two of us. I had my reservations about the murphy bed upon booking, but it was surprisingly comfortable and we slept just fine. We would definitely recommend to our friends and be back ourselves.
The location of this condo is totally perfect! If you are looking to experience living near the ocean, this is the place. The most interesting thing about the condo is the huge balcony looking over the ocean. We were always eager to get back home to have a drink looking and listening to the ocean!!!! It was also good to have beach chairs and boogie boards available for us to use. The condo is also at 2 minutes walk from a beautiful beach and just a few minutes by car from other cool beaches. Diana was very helpful giving us information to discover the area and it was nice to get to meet her when we left. We enjoyed our stay and regretted we didn't stay longer!
Location, Location, Location!!
We stayed here for 8 nights in December.
You can’t go wrong by staying here. The condo was well furnished, equipped, and comfortable (including the bed). The complex was very clean, safe, quiet, and secure. Pool and BBQ area were readably available and convenient. Assigned parking that was always available.
There is no air conditioning so the condo does warm up in the afternoon but evening breezes makes for comfortable sleeping as long as you keep the lanai sliding doors open. However, be warned if you are a light sleeper the surf is quite loud (this was not an issue for us).
My only negative experience was the low flow shower head and the provided WiFi internet was not great. Don’t expect to stream music or videos without frequent pauses.
I never met the condo owners but Diana was very quick to respond to all my questions prior to and after the booking.
Bottom line as long as you’re not looking for a 4-5 star experience this place is great deal. I would definitely stay again and recommend THIS OCEAN FRONT CONDO IS MAGIC!
The condo is in an amazing location, with a popular beach right next door, an easy walk. You can snorkel both to the right and the left of the beach and there is boogie boarding and swimming right there. There's something to be said for being able to swim and snorkel the morning before your flight! The pool area is never too crowded and kept in good condition. The condo has a great lanai for drinking your morning coffee, eating meals and watching the sunset. The condo has all the basic amenities for cooking meals and serves as a great home-base for lots of fun Hawaii adventures. WIth all of the above, this condo is a fantastic bargain in expensive Kona. Definitely would be worth another stay next time we're on the big island.
Diana is a very nice lady; she contacted me before the arrival to make check in easier and everything went well. I'm really glad to know she has enjoyed her stay in Siena during the Palio. The house was left in order and I would absolutely recommend her as a guest!