We loved staying here. It was clean, and bright, and comfortable. The snorkeling beach is .7 miles away, and the swimming beach is .5 miles away. Ali'i Drive seems to have a constant stream of traffic, but there is wide paving on each side for the many walkers/joggers/bikers, and we felt safe walking along it. Shopping center is about 1-1/2 miles away, with everything you need. Downtown Kona is probably about the same distance (or maybe it just seems like it, because of the traffic), but the other direction. Only thing missing for us was beach towels. We were too lazy to lug them around, so we didn't pack any. Coin washer and dryer are convenient and worked well. Internet was fast. TV in the bedroom. All in all, we had a great time here, and would definitely return. This was the nicest and most comfortable of the three places we stayed on this trip.
Quiet studio close to best beaches in Kona