Hale Laki is a remodeled 1 Bedroom 1 Bath with A/C & free WIFI
About Elizabeth Bensch
My husband, Paul, and I live in Michigan. We are both artists and were fortunate to meet in a ceramics class. We dated for a few years before marrying in 2005. We first came to Hawaii on our Honeymoon and knew we would be returning often. We've visited several areas in the state of Hawaii but like the Kailua-Kona area of the Big Island the best.
Why Elizabeth Bensch chose Kailua-Kona
We fell in love with the Kona Coast and have returned many times. We decided to purchase a condo in Hawaii and toured many different complexes before making a decision. We discovered that they are all very different. We found Alii Villas in 2014 and were very impressed with the location right on the ocean, the gardens, the pool, and the people. It has very lush gardens with lots of flowers in bloom including plumeria and bird of paradise. The grounds and the pool are kept very clean. So we decided to purchase a unit in the complex.
What makes this Condo unique
We renovated the entire unit in the summer of 2015. Everything was replaced from the floor to the furniture to the kitchen and bathroom cabinets and fixtures. Air conditioning was added even though it is not usually needed. Everything is close to this complex. You are just minutes from beaches, shopping, golfing, and wonderful restaurants and cafes. You can walk to many of these and, if you rent a car, you can explore the entire island including Volcano National Park, the Kohala Coast, the rain forest near Hilo, and the black sand beaches of South Point.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Non-smoking complex w/small designated area.
Inflatable child mattress & pak'n'play available.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Close to town
Great property for the price
The condo was clean and neat as a pin. We enjoyed having a home base with a full kitchen and living room and we loved having coffee on the beautiful lanai. It was very convenient having a washer and dryer available.
Elizabeth was available to answer all our questions and we had no problems. I gave this 4 stars due to road noise others mentioned. While it did not interfere with sleeping, it was noticeable in the mornings. There are LOTS of loud motocylcles in Kona and we heard them well.
If we ever return to Kona, we would stay here again. It felt like home!
Comfortable, clean, close to the beach. Loved that it was fully furnished.
The owner was very quick to respond to any questions I had. A very pleasant vacation. Thank you
Noisy, too close to the smoking lounge!
The unit itself is nice with a recent remodel and a decently appointed kitchen although a blender would have been nice. The unit is at the end and very close to the road. Ali’i Dr. is one of the main roads to town and is very busy at all hours of the day and night. The smokers lounge is literally 40’ feet away and people were there as late as 2am talking, laughing as they smoked. Windows do not close all the way so smoke will waft in.
Pool and BBQ area are nice and it does have a nice area to watch sunsets and the ocean but don’t expect to see any of that from the lanai. I would stay again if it wasn’t right on the road. I had to get ear plugs in order to sleep. Not a really good deal.
Very clean and comfortable.
We enjoyed our stay at Hale Lake. It has everything needed to be comfortable. The walk to town took us about 20-25 minutes. Make sure to take a flashlight if going for supper because it is very dark on the way home. The residents we met were very friendly. We saw spinner dolphins and whales right in front of the complex.
Great location for the busy traveler
This is the place to go for the vacationer who doesn’t want to spend a whole lot of time in their lodging facility; don’t get me wrong, the condo was comfortable, well furnished, and clean, but we were so busy from sun up to sun down seeing the whole island that we were only really there to sleep. We slept in the living room on the pull-out couch as the bedroom had too much street noise to sleep. The place was within walking distance of a multitude of shops, restaurants, coffee houses, and beach access. I would stay here again most definitely, but it seems best fit for the busy vacationer who wants to be out and about. Had a fantastic time - thank you!