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We have stayed at the Kolea condos several times now with the last one being for eight nights in unit 8C starting on May 15, 2009. While all the Kolea units are first class, the penthouse, 8C is the best with its views of the mountains, beach and ocean. Its central location directly across from the clubhouse and pool make it ideal. If you are thinking about a trip to the Big Island, this is the by far the best place to spend your vacation.
Luxury! Luxury! Luxury! Several friends booked the Kolea penthouse in June, 2009. I must say that I have travelled the world; however, nothing compares to the amenities that this condo has to offer. The views are absolutley spectacular. In fact, it was difficult to get motivated each day due to the sheer beauty and peaceful relaxation that the balcony offered. The unit itself is massive and makes it quite easy for several families to be able to have all of the privacy that is needed. The furnishings are lovely and not one corner has been left without a radiant finsishing touch. The penthouse at Kolea is definitely on my once a yar must stay list.
We stayed in Kolea 8c in mid March. We cannot say enough positive things about this resort area, the island, the management(Rob Dalton),the condo, 8c in particular. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. I recommend Kolea to anyone. Views were spectacular,shoping was easy , activities endless, relaxation inevitable! It met the needs and dreams of our entire family. We were a group ranging in ages from mid 70’s to mid teens… Thanks for recommending this unit for our family vacation. We will be back hopefully sooner than later. We all miss the lani on kolea 8c.
We spent a week at Kolea in April. It was our first time to the Big Island and Kolea was highly recommended by friends. They had stayed in a Kolea condo before, but said that if they returned they would stay in building 8. We found 8c and thought that it looked perfect for our family. We booked it and the reservation process went smoothly. When we arrived we were floored. The views and location were way nicer than what was shown on the site or what we imagined. We spent several nights on the large lanai that was spacious enough for all six of us to have dinner on. A few nights they had the tiki torches going by the Beach Club, which is right in front of 8c so it made for a great setting to sit on the lanai. We spent many days at the beach right there and it was great for the kids. I would highly recommend Kolea and Waikoloa Beach Resort and if we returned we would use Waikoloa vacation rental management again. They made sure the condo was well stocked for us and took care of everything we needed during our stay.
We enjoyed a fabulous week at Kolea 8C in June. Accomdations were great for our family of 6 including kids and grandparents. The unit was exceptional and didn’t lack any amenities and had lots of extras including beach gear, laudry supplies, every conceivable kitchen appliance. Location within the complex was ideal, the lanai views excellent but the sun set too far north in the sky in June to see the sunsets.
My son and I stayed at Kolea 8c for a week for a conference on the Big Island. There were the eight of us, including two young grand kids and four grandparents. It was the most gorgeous, well appointed, well stocked and spacious condo we’ve stayed in– and we have stayed in many condos before. We all had a good time and loved the condo, even my four year old grand daughter said so. The Waikoloa Vacation Rental company was easy to work with, called to inquire if we were okay and did not charge us when we lost the house keys. We will stay there again.
We just got back from our week at the condo, it was hard to leave! 8C is a very nice, well furnished unit with fabulous views from the lanai. The views are much better than the pictures show. We stayed in a home in Kolea last year and knew that this was the location we wanted. We didn’t need as much space this year so the condo was a great value and still gave us more room than we needed. We would be happy to stay in 8C again. Kolea is by far, the nicest condos on the big island.
Paradise!! The view from 8C is amazing. We were just there this past Feb(2011) and we spent most of our time on the lanai taking it all in. The condo is very nice and new and had everything we could possibly want and having a washer/dryer too was very convenient. The pool area and the ocean can be viewed from the lanai and are a short walk away. Additionally shops and restaurants are within walking distance as well. This was our first trip to Hawaii and we can’t wait to get back there. Oh and in case you were wondering the weather there in Feb was low 80’s and sunny during the day and at night it was low 70’s…perfect. I believe anyone would love a weeks stay in 8C…did I mention it was paradise?
Perfect week on the perfect lanai! Wish we could have stayed a month…or more. And it was paradise for our young cousin who got engaged on the beach on Valentine’s Day! This was our second time staying in Kolea…3 yrs. ago in the one left us in 10C. This view was even better. Thanks to the former tenants for leaving wine in the cooler. We didn’t have to run out to the store right away. Lots of things stocked in the kitchen that made cooking easier. Rob was a big help from the agency too!