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Comfortable, Intimate, Luxurious, & Convenient! Great for families of all sizes!

Bedrooms 3
Space 144 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Beautifully appointed 3BR/2BA, private, large lawn, and surrounded by gardens

Aloha and welcome to our home!

We call our Hawaiian home "Pua Kai Lani", which means "Heavenly Ocean Flower" in the Hawaiian language, an apropos name for our garden location (Flower = Pua), it's proximity to the Sea (Kai), and the comfort and luxury of our Heavenly (Lani) villa. E Komo Mai, Pua Kai Lani!

Kolea 16A is in a quiet corner of Kolea which is convenient to everything - the Beach Club, the beach, the Kings and Queens shops, and everything Waikoloa has to offer. Kolea is an exclusive gated community and our villa has been transformed into a luxury Hawaiian retreat with amenities superior to most five star hotels and better appointed than most vacation rentals in the area. Whether it be the well furnished rooms, the unique artwork, the comfortable beds, the gourmet kitchen, the walk out lanai, our concern for your health, and more, we try to leave no grain of sand unturned.

Our quiet, garden-level 3BR/2BA home is a luxurious, private, exotic 1554 sq. ft. living space. 16A is end unit, which means lots of windows and light, unlike many of the interior 2BR units. The villa is surrounded by lush vegetation and the large lanai spills out onto a grassy lawn which is perfect for playing kids or morning yoga with the mongoose! Perfect for couples traveling together or families with kids of all ages, our villa offers lots of space and flexibility!

We pride ourselves in offering superior customer service, including the small but important details for you, our guest:

Upon your arrival, we will have a fruit bowl and welcome gift basket waiting. We've sourced some of our favorite Hawaiian made snacks and beverages so that you can sample some of the best the islands have to offer! Plus we've left a list of some of our favorite island activities if you choose to get out and explore - the Big Island has a lot to offer!

The fully equipped gourmet kitchen has a SubZero fridge and freezer with ice maker and filtered water, a super quiet dishwasher (you'll have to check to see if it's even running!), a five burner ceramic cook top, oven, microwave, and all the accessories you will ever need. We provide local Kona coffee beans, a grinder, and coffee maker, as well as many spices, cooking oils, and more for a basic starting setup. Seating options abound for meals in - dine at the 3 person high counter bar, 6 person dining room table, or spend your time on the lanai, with lot's of comfortable seating, a table, a small fridge, and a Viking Grill so you can BBQ Hawaiian style!!!

The living area has a large wicker sectional couch (island made of course), a 60 inch smart HDTV to watch that big game with a huge selection of channels, as well as an Apple TV, a DVD player, and a bluetooth MP3 player - all with surround sound. Or learn to play one of the two ukuleles (tuner and "Ukulele for Dummies" book included!) The ceiling fan will keep the air moving as you open the glass pocket wall doors, bringing the outside in as the living room becomes part of the lanai for everyone to enjoy the fresh Hawaiian air.

The over sized Master Suite I has a King Bed with a brand new plush mattress (as of SEP 2015), a 48 inch smart HDTV, a ceiling fan, and its own spa-like private bath with two sinks, two shower heads, and a separate large soaking tub. Free wifi is available throughout the villa, and the smart HDTV's all offer Netflix and other streaming options.

Master Suite II has a King Bed, 42 inch smart HDTV, a ceiling fan, and an adjoining bathroom with a tub and spa shower with all the same bath amenities as in Master Suite I.

Guest Suite III has 2 Twin Beds and a shared bathroom, an HDTV, and a DVD player. Perfect for kids or adults. If desired, the twin beds can be made into a comfortable king bed to sleep a third couple.

We care about the health of our guests and the health of our planet, so we provide a bath amenity kit with locally made shampoos, conditioners, shower gel, soaps, and lotions - all natural without any harsh chemicals, which your skin and hair will love. We also provide earth-friendly detergents and soaps in our kitchen and laundry which are non-toxic to humans an the local marine environment.

Whenever we visit the island (several times a year), we're always making little changes to improve our guest's experience. We're thrilled that you're considering sharing our home, and we really do go the extra mile to ensure you have a wonderful holiday! As of August 2015, we have taken over the management of our Villa for vacation rentals so we can provide you with that extra level of customer service and personal touch you have come to expect!

Mahalo for visiting our VRBO site and we hope you'll visit our home away from home soon! Please contact us via phone or email if you have any questions or would like to make a booking. We look forward to your visiting and sharing our home!


Jeff & Susie

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Jeffrey Parker & Susie Latvala
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Jeffrey Parker & Susie Latvala

An air traffic controller flirting with a pilot? That is how we met over 25 years ago! We have grown and done a lot since those days, having lived in 5 states (Arizona, Colorado, Alaska, Nevada, and Washington) and travelled all over the world. There are still more places to go but we always keep coming back to Hawaii! Jeff is now retired after 25 years with the FAA and Susie is still flying all over the world for a major cargo airline. In that aspect, we've relocated along with our black lab mix Boodha to Sai Kung, Hong Kong for a few years to do a little more exploration - after which we should return to our home in Port Angeles, WA, with an eye on snow birding on the Big Isle! Taking after our dogs (past & present), we enjoy life with open oceans, fields and mountains to play! We have been visiting the Big Island for over twenty five years, and finally we have been able to make our dreams come true since August of 2013 when we purchased Villa 16A at Kolea!

Jeffrey Parker & Susie Latvala purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jeffrey Parker & Susie Latvala chose Waikoloa Village

Kolea is the ONLY ocean front condo unit in Waikoloa, and it is five star! We love the island way of life as the focus on family, locally grown foods, and environment leads the way in Hawaii. Plastic grocery bags not being allowed on the island is a prime example. Local restaurants pride themselves in serving local ingredients. Farmers markets are more than just a weekend activity. The island itself has many (eight out of thirteen) climate zones so if you want out of the heat, drive thirty minutes and you can be in the clouds - from desert to rain forest. There is even snow on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa in the winter months! Then there is the active volcano, Kilauea (erupting since 1983!) All surrounded by an amazing ocean. Kolea is a great location to access this island bounty none of the other Hawaiian islands offer!

What makes this condo unique

Because of 16A's location on the ground floor at the far end of the building, our villa is the most private in the entire complex! Enjoy the expansive lawn and relaxing lanai furniture. We have created a warm and luxurious decor inside to make you feel pleased and pampered, and have provided all the amenities you'll need! Plus Villa 16A is a great location! While not closest to the Beach Club, it's only a few minutes walk, as is the beach access and the Marriott...Once there enjoy the stunning view of Anaeho'omalu Bay (better known as "A Bay") - it is easy to find oneself frolicking on the beach or in the waves, all in the company of honu (turtles.)

Villa 16A is in a quiet corner of Kolea, closest to the shops and restaurants that Waikoloa offers which makes foot travel a breeze. Yet all are out of sight due to the rolling hill and lush tropical vegetation.

Once inside Villa 16A, you are in a luxury condo that feels like a home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"From the moment we walked in we felt at home! Thank you for sharing your beautiful villa with us. It was our friends first time in Hawaii and this made it perfect. Mahalo."
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 144 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Spa shower! Master Suite 2 and Guest Suite share this bath.
    Master Bath 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Shower for two!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Master Suite 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Guest Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed , Two standard twins can be converted to short king.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Using the e-mail form in the right-hand column, else the phone number provided, we will personally answer any questions or provide additional information which you made need! We look forward to hearing from you!


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Comfortable, Intimate, Luxurious, & Convenient! Great for families of all sizes!
average rating of 5.0 based on 69 reviews

Great memories were made

  • 5 of 5

We want to say that our stay was all we had dreamed of. We arrived to a place that was setup like home from all of the essentials for cooking, a highchair for our grandson and fresh tropical fruit ready for eating. There was a binder that gave us the lay of the island with what to see and the best way to do it. I must say that Suzi and Jeff were easy to deal with. They were willing to offer great suggestions and that email on our first day there to check to see that everything was ok made us feel that we were at home for the next 10 days.

  • Review Submitted: 13/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A tropical setting on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in 16A a number of times. The property is well maintained, the furniture, appliances, right down to the dishes are top of the line. Sitting on your private Lani playing backgammon over morning coffee is our favourite start to the day. The easy walk to the beach and the Beach Club are a high lite of this property. We can't say enough good things about Jeff and Susie, they look after you and their property like you were Royalty. We can't wait to return to this hidden treasure.

Larry and Judy.

  • Review Submitted: 08/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful visit!

  • 5 of 5

Not much to add to all the other wonderful reviews, except to say that our experience fits right in. Clean, organized, beautiful and in an excellent location. Owners were helpful, available, and had thought of everything. We really enjoyed the fruit basket and snacks, and many other details in the home. Easy walk to the beach and fitness center. Great home base for seeing the island. Just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Anonymous, Susie and I were happy to see that you and your family were able to enjoy all the riches we offer in Villa 16A (like everyone else as you say :o)). Susie and I make sure the villa is more than just a vacation rental and we believe in providing the very best in customer service, to make your vacation a great one. We too wish you could have stayed longer, maybe next tyme as you are always welcome back. Thank you for taking the tyme to write the review and again, thank you for staying with us in Villa 16A. Cheers, Susie and Jeffrey
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Loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this lovely Kolea unit. Tastefully furnished and decorated and equipped with all the amenities one would hope for while on holiday. Heavenly beds!! The kitchen was well stocked and overall we felt there was a generous attitude in anticipating and providing for the guests needs. The comfortable furniture on the lanai was also much appreciated and we used it every day. The property is well maintained as is the clubhouse with the pool.

Our hosts were super helpful in preparing us for our stay and in getting us settled in. Can't ask for more. Loved it!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Barry, Susie and I are very happy that you and your family loved what Villa 16A has to offer. Yes, our new beds are a highlight as a great nights sleep can not be beat. Plus we have just refurbished the lanai furniture, as all of our guests seem to really enjoy the comfort along with a great BBQ. Bottom line is Susie and I strive to make every guest have a great foundation for a lifetyme of great memories. We want you to feel at home. Thank you for giving us the chance to make your vacation a great one. Warmest Mahalo, Susie and Jeff
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Awesome Condo in prime location. Very clean

  • 5 of 5

The condo is meticulously kept and tastefully furnished. We were welcomed with a beautiful gift basket with lots of local fruits and treats. The condo is within a short walk from the beach, pool and fitness studio. Our kids loved it and we greatly enjoyed our stay. Jeff and Susie were very attentive to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We can highly recommend this beautiful place. Thanks so much! Mahalo.

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Raimund, Susie and I are honored that you and your family were able to enjoy Villa 16A and all the riches we provide. We strive to make Villa 16A more than just a vacation rental, as we want you to feel at home. From new beds, new lanai furniture to a new Sub Zero fridge and freezer plus all the local, earth friendly products, we want you to be as comfortable as one can be. As you noticed, our location is perfect as everything is about the same distance, from restaurants to the beach club and even the ocean!!! Thank you for letting us make your vacation a great one. Cheers, Susie and Jeff
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5 Star Villa with Unmatched Hospitality & Attention to Creature Comforts

  • 5 of 5

The reviews did not lie - this place is truly fabulous from booking through our stay, everything was thought of, provided and top notch!! Our only sadness is that we have to leave. First, the location is central for both exploring the island as well as simply enjoying the quiet, beautiful and a few minutes walk to the beach. Second, Villa 16A is unmatched in all its conveniences. LOVE is in this place! From a well stocked kitchen with spices, oils, and the basics for cooking, luxurious patio with awesome grill for relaxing and creating yummy evenings, thick beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and more for exploring the beaches every day, natural yummy smelling bath products in abundance, great washer and dryer with natural detergent, welcome basket that makes one feel "oh so welcome", a Villa information manual with endless information for dining, sites, beaches, and how to make the most of one's visit, and so much more. Did I mention the beds are super comfortable, the villa clean and in great shape, ukuleles' for going native, umbrellas for the occasional rain, spacious, comfy, and responsive property manager? You can't go wrong here. We visited as a family and it is a great place for kids. We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Nicole,... It gives Susie and I great pleasure in knowing that you and your family were able to enjoy all of the riches we provide in Villa 16A. We try to make the villa a vacation in itself, all while making customer service what it should be, and more. You and your family are always welcome back and again, congratulations on your eighteen years of marriage. Warmest Mahalo, Susie and Jeffrey
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
So many options within easy walking distance!
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Waikaloa Beach Golf (2 courses)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
So many options within easy walking distance!
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Anaeho'omalu Bay
Car: recommended

Kolea is a one stop destination, offering a great pool area for adults, a pool for children, and one of the top beaches in Hawaii just steps away. Abundant water sports, play (or even learn - you are on vacation!) golf at the two golf courses, hike the 32 mile Kings Trail (built in 1855), shopping, and dining are all walking distance of our villa. But don't limit yourself to just Waikaloa Resort - helicopter to the volcano, dive with the manta rays, explore lush valleys, and deep sea fishing are more amazing options on the Big Island of Hawaii.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.15
Cleaning Fee AU$318.57 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Cancellation Policy 60 days prior to check-in
See Rental Agreement for full details
Hawaii Tax Registrations (W-45722374-01):
TA-084-201-4720-01 Transient Accommodations Tax
GE-084-201-4720-01 General Excise Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.