Righteous Condo in Kona!!!
After about 15 minutes you'll feel like you belong to Kona, especially since the digs in this 3rd floor condo include a washer/dryer, a kitchen that probably has more cooking equipment than your own kitchen, and a view that gives the illusion the sea is right below the patio. Pluck the ukulele off the top shelf and play a tune. Great location only a mile from the action of downtown Kona (think mini Waikiki), but I wouldn't recommend walking because there are no sidewalks. Beaches are a bit small in Kona, but if you're lucky, you can get a nice saltwater shower strolling along the giant seawall that extends from the Kona Inn to the King Kam hotel. Papaya boats at sunrise on the lanai, margaritas at sunset on the lanai. There are other rentals in Sea Village, ones right on the ocean, but this one is superior because you also have a view of the courtyard and all the action around the grills at night. Nothing wrong with being a snoop. My only complaint is that the groundskeepers started a bit early, and that meant for me scraping/sanding off old paint, weed wacking, draining the pool, etc. Other than that, it was serene, especially at night. It appears the clientele is 55+, which we appreciated. No noisy children the entire stay, and a resident Siamese cat named Charley who will gladly keep you company around the bbq grills at night. You don't have to drive for breakfast--they have the Green Flash Coffee & Snack store right on the grounds. Condo is also in striking distance of an array of malls and restaurants, as well as the 190, which takes you up to Waimea's Parker Ranch in under an hour. Would recommend taking the 19 if you want breathtaking views of the ocean along the eastern coast of the Big Island--incredible 200-foot eucalyptus groves and 500-foot gulches.

April 2008
Beautiful oceanview.  Kona Sea Village  condo.
Beautiful oceanview. Kona Sea Village condo.
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