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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Vista Waikoloa

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Vista Waikoloa
Thornton, Colorado
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236 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“a good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2009

Stayed in C 104 (VRBO) dealt with owner directly, and had a good experience with the owner. However, the on site management contact person was not responsive and it took several attempts by not only me but also the owner before any response was heard from the management company. Fortunately, the owner went out of her way to be available and responsive to certain situations that arose during my stay. The unit itself was really nice, first floor and over looked the pool and through a break in the trees the ocean was visible. Enjoyed the fitness facility, and appreciated assigned parking. On some evenings there were noisy folks in the pool/hot tub, but they usually cleared out at a reasonable hour. Was impressed with the whole Waikoloa complex and how conveniently located it was to shopping, airport, and nice beaches. Now if only we would have had a little less rain.......oh well, that's the tropics for you! Thanks to the owners of C 104 and Vista Waikoloa.

  • Liked — first floor and location in complex
  • Disliked — little to no response from on site management
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2008

We rented unit B105 on July 5th - 10th. We enjoyed the villa and complex but am disappointed in how the payment for the unit is being managed. First, the full amount was credited twice to my Visa. It took several emails to get the reversal for the duplicate entry. We still have an outstanding security deposit refund of $200.00 which has not been credited or accounted for. I've written several email and left voice message to the owner inquiring on the credit of the security deposit. In the last email the owner stated "I don't do the refunds for deposits. It goes through the central office..". You can easily find another unit, much nicer, lower cost with less hassle.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Condo Management/Billing issues
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Sacramento, Ca
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2008

Stayed here for 5 weeks and had the best time ever. They have just painted and decorated this condo all Hawaiian and it is just beautiful. We have stayed at the Vistas several times and this condo was the best one we have ever stayed at. The owners are on top of everything. They communicate with you and make sure everything is right. They really have done it right here. Thank you John and Trisha. We have already made reservations for winter and spring...yeah....we love it alright.

  • Liked — They were all Hawaiian and clean and sooooo organized.
  • Disliked — That I couldn't move in permanently.
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
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Sacramento, CA
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2008

In 2004, while looking for a condo on the Big Island, I found the Vista Waikoloa condos thru Abbey rental. We stayed in B206 which was on the main road (a little noisy in the early morning) and then in 2007 we stayed in B201.which faces the pool and a lovely grassy area. Both condos were great but the B021 offers more privacy outside the master bedroom. We both enjoy getting up early and having our coffee on the lanai.

My husband used the fitness facility and I walked around the resort every morning. In the evening we would take a walk down to the beach between the Marriott and Hitlon. The sunsets were awesome. Loved the shopping at the Kings Shops and both hotels.

We leave July 22 for 21 days and are staying in B201 again. We just feel like it is our home away from home but with a beautiful view.

Would not stay anywhere else in Waikoloa as it has the best views and the closest to A Bay.

  • Liked — Spacious rooms, views, cleaniness, beautiful landscaping, friendliness of Abbey Rental staff
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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366 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2008

We like to a spend a month each year in Hawaii, last year Maui and this year, The Big Island. The Vista Waikoloa offers one and two bedroomed units, self contained and fully furnished. The Vista is a large complex and we were in B block. It's fairly close to the main road so the noise may offend some people but that would be the only minor complaint.
Our unit was a delight with all conveniences and a bonus evening view of the sunset. We found both resident owners and guests friendly and helpful. The pool is excellent, heated, lots of chairs and very well maintained. For a retired couple, a very pleasant, quiet and relaxing experience.
Waikaloa is an excellent choice with shops and good restaurants. A full size market under construction at the Queen's Shops will be a very welcome addition later this year.

  • Liked — It was quiet, relaxing and friendly with no sign of snow
  • Disliked — A bit of road noise but that's a minor consideration
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank AJ&ERtravel
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San Diego, CA
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2008

We stayed in F201 for 3 nights in March. The unit was well kept, comfortably furished and appointed. The condo was also quite large (however the kitchen was small). The comples itself was fairly well kept. Situated within walking distance to the King's shops (10 minutes) and the Queen's shops (15 minuets). The beach was too far! We would look out on our golf course view and comment that we could easily be in Palm Springs- not the feeling we want on an HI vacaion.

Two gripes:
1. The course's groundskeeps were at work on the riding mowers by 6AM every morning. Guess this should have been expected, but for the reason, I would not stay in a golf front unit again.

2. The Waikoloa management company took the full 14 days to return our security deposit. I really don't see the need for this, the house keeper would find any damage the day of check out. It just seemed like bad service.

I will say if you golf is a passion you may enjoy the stay. Also, if you have kids and don't mind a trek to the beach, this could be a good budget option.

  • Liked — Taught me the value in springing for an ocean view.
  • Disliked — See above.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Olympia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2007

December 1-8,2007: We have stayed at Vista Waikoloa three times in the past few years. We love the spacious Floor Plan A with the large lanai's and roomy interior. The kitchen has a nice view and it makes it very open to living. The owners of A-202 (VRBO) are wonderful and ensure their guests feel at home. It is furnished comfortably and the kitchen amenities, pans, cutlery, etc. are just like at home. Very nice. We love the close bar-be-que area too. We slept very comfortably in the master bedroom.
Our new favorite place to eat out is Tommy Bahama at Mauna Lani a couple of miles up the road. We were very disappointed with the Waikoloa Beach Grill next door. Fish was overcooked - it seemed the place had seen its day. We love the grocery store up the mountain at the Waikoloa Village. Even when the new Queen's Marketplace is complete we think we will like to go up the mountain and mix with the locals. Highly recommend it! Thanks Sylvia for a great time and place to stay!

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Property: Vista Waikoloa
Address: 69-1010 Keana Pl, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5732
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Waikoloa
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Waikoloa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Vista Waikoloa 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vista Waikoloa is centrally located within the Waikoloa Beach Resort and offers spacious condominiums with fairway and ocean views of beautiful Anaeho'omalu Bay. Enjoy easy walking access to shops and restaurants at the Kings' Shops and Queen's Marketplace. All guests have free use of the Vista Waikoloa Recreation Center which includes a heated lap pool, two hot tubs, a large pavilion with gas BBQ's, a business center with WIFI and a fitness room. The check-in office is located on-site open 7 days a week with staff to personally greet you when you arrive. In terms of value, location and quality, the Vista is an excellent choice for your next stay at the Waikoloa Resort. ... more   less 
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