Kolea 10A was beautiful in every way. Our family of four felt completely spoiled as we sat on the open lanai looking toward the ocean while our son was able to run on the grass. The pool and beach were directly across from the unit making it convenient to run back and forth with lunch. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and everything was clean and stocked with basics (paper towels, soap, etc. so we didn’t have to run out right away to get them. We enjoyed every relaxing moment!
The pool rules were a bit strict for children (no toys, flotation devices or hot tub access for kids) but there was a nice children’s pool as well which was ideal for kids 5 and under. It was generally very quiet at the pool (good for some who desire that). There were no umbrellas by the pool so you are either out in full sun or set back at the pool house. It was a bit tricky with an infant who needed shade and a 4 yr old who always wanted to be in the pool. We had the same issue with the beach although we expected that a bit more.
Kolea was in a great location and the grounds overall were beautiful and well kept. We will definitely seek out this unit again if we return to Kolea.
Waikola Beach Rentals (Rob) made everything easy and were wonderful to work with. I would also use them again without hesitation.
From the second we walked into Kolea 10A, we were in heaven. Seriously a great condo location for kids. Being on the ground floor, we had a large enough yard in front of our unit, where we could all hang out and enjoy the view and the sites. The large lanai was a perfect place to watch the sunset.
The condo was supplied with very high quality furnishings, appliances and kitchen equipment. And it was stocked with all the very basic necessities.
When we return to the Big Island, we will for sure return to Kolea. It was within walking distance to all the restaurants and shops and even the 2 other hotels (Hilton and Marriot). Kolea was a very short walk to A-Bay where we spent many hours enjoying the calm water, green sea turtles and kayaks. The pool was delightfully calm.
And the best part, Rob, the property manager, was always available for our ridiculous barrage of questions we provided. He was so helpful and definitely made our trip so easy.
Kolea 10A was even more beautiful than we had imagined from the pictures on the website. As noted above, the furnishings were very high quality and the unit was well stocked - we even found beach towels for our off-site adventures and laundry detergent for the washer (and dryer). Not mentioned on the website is that the office has a sofa sleeper, which is a plus for some.
The location in the complex was perfect - having a ground floor unit makes the lanai feel larger than if you had a balcony lanai. It is right across the street from the pool and the path to the beach; we did not have to drive there as others did. (FYI, the pool now has umbrellas if you need shade). The views toward the water are amazing, and you are surrounded by beautiful, well-maintained landscape.
The Waikoloa amenities are great - it’s a good home base for exploring the Big Island, there are many shops nearby (including a grocery store), and you have easy access to restaurants and 2 hotels (with their amenities). We were 2 couples and a teen, but there were many families with young children around. This unit/location would be suitable for anyone, and we hope to return here in the future. I would recommend Waikoloa Beach Rentals without hesitation.
Kolea 10 A was absolutely perfect. The unit is clean, modern, well stocked with necessities and in excellent condition.
The location to the pool and beach is great, in fact all units would have great access. The view is awesome, you see the ocean but do not hear it, my preference. Also get to enjoy lush vegetation scenery.
This was the third Hawaiian Island we have been to and we thought it was the best if you prefer quite, mininmal crowds, yet ample amenities and excursions. No shopping like Oahu but tons of solitude and relaxation.
I would strongly recommend Waikola Vacation Rentals. Rob always responded extremely prompt to our questions from the time we were looking to book till the day we left. I will definetly use WVR whhen we return.