Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4), Oceanfront Pool, Cal-King Bed, Wi/Fi
Ginny is now a retired Nurse, having practiced in several specialties and taught Nursing at the College level for many years; 20 yrs at San Jose State Univ. (Professor) and Sonoma State Univ. She loves out-doors, back-packing, swimming, and since our Honeymoon (photo) snorkeling. Glen is a retired business executive of Pharmaceutical and more recently Biotechnology companies. He has a pharmacy degree and an MBA. Growing up he participated in several sports and later focused on water-skiing, snorkeling, and back-packing. Both of us were born in California--she in Oakland, he in Santa Cruz. We both attended college at UC Berkeley and UCSF. Glen got his MBA at Harvard. Our most favorite vacations are to Ginny's family cabin in Yosemite and our Hawaii properties. We live in a house that we completed building in 2000 on Glen's family mountain-top property in Soquel (Santa Cruz), CA
Glen purchased this Condo in 1998
Why Glen chose Kailua-Kona
Over the years Glen traveled to Hawaii many times, mainly Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. Ginny and Glen went to several Hawaii islands on their Honeymoon in 1985. (Picture is at Kona Village) We have owned a time-share in Waikiki, a lovely condo at Poipu Beach in Kauai, and several vacation and long-term condos on the Big Island. Our favorite place to visit became Hawaii for the sports (e.g. snorkeling), sites all over the island, variety of scenery, birds, and the fact that this island is not yet ruined by Tourism and population. We now own properties only in KONA.
What makes this Condo unique
We stayed at Kona Shores annually since 1985 (now over 30 years). We loved the PRIVACY of the North wing of this complex. In 1998 the lovely northwest, first floor, corner unit became available. Glen had seen it while helping a renter fix screens. We were lucky enough to buy this unit. We love the open feel of all the glass, the tropical gardens, the intimacy, a good partial ocean view and the very private location within the complex. (We are told that this special unit was built by the original contractor of Kona Shores for one of his relatives.)
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Only allowed in designated areas, not on patio
Children not allowed
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The kitchen was spotless and amazingly well equipped. Actually, the whole unit was outstanding in every way. Traffic in Kona outstrips the capacity of roads to handle its volume, but if you are on vacation, you shouldn't be in a hurry! Or just walk... it might be quicker.
We had a very enjoyable and relaxing two weeks. The condo is fabulous, especially the tropical garden. Everything went smoothly. Would definitely recommend this property.
Great location with lovely garden area. Loved the sunset view.
Great get away place!
We were gone most of the time but it was fun to come home and fix dinner after a day of fun and relaxation at a beach of our choice.
Great location too.
I cannot say enough to express how happy I was to stay here. I had the very best week & will definitely be back to stay again.
I have stayed in other places & they have been nice however there was not one thing that was overlooked to make sure my stay was not 100% perfect.
I can only say that you will not be disappointed if you stay here.
Thank you again for a wonderful place that felt so comfortable. 🙏�
Convenience in Kona
Had a great time on the Big Island this past week! G&G's condo was the perfect start. Great place and a beautiful setting. Windows on two wall of the living room that open on to a private, lush lanai with geckos that stop by for feeding every morning (just put out some fruit - they'll be there)! Convenience is the word too. The parking spot is right next to the condo - you can look out the window and see your car right there just steps from the door. The laundry facility is conveniently located right across the hall - thought that might be a source of noise but I was totally wrong. Convenient location is very close to all the local fare but not close enough to be inundated by the crowds that are attracted to all the shopping and dining establishments along Ali'i Dr. Nice view out to the ocean as well! 5 out of 5 stars!
Right on! Just should mention that parking spot is 6 feet below level of Condo--so despite being next to the Condo you don't see it sitting down--just a nice partial ocean view and tropical plants & trees.
We send you 14 pages of information on Kailua-Kona, Kona & Kohala Coasts, and the Big Island of Hawaii. Topics include sites to see; restaurants; beaches; snorkeling spots; and mention of out opinion of best activity suppliers.