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Vista Waikoloa
Reviewed September 13, 2005

I was so disapointed with this place I was really let down I called the to make sure everything was going to be perfect and the unit they gave us was next to the road and you heard traffic all night long and all day and they are building condos across the street they are loud very loud all day nice view though we stayed in unit c301 it really needs to be updated or gutted and started over or even some paint world be nice the shower was nasty I would not get under it due to mold on the head of it I ment to take a picture of it . Im just really mad I flew 4000 miles and stayed here these people dont care I dont think they realize how much money it cost to take a trip like this and only to be let down like this stay somewhere else or at least not c301

  • Stayed: September 2005
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Reviewed September 4, 2005

We rented a 2BR unit at Vista Waikoloa from a private owner over the internet. Our unit was everything we were anticipating - tastefully decorated, well-lit, and spacious. Lovely patio complete with furniture for relaxing. Plenty of room for the five of us (3 adults/2children) to relax. Beds comfortable, 1 large Bedroom with nice ensuite bath off the master, 1 smaller bedroom and bathroom for the kids. Third adult in our group slept on hide-a-bed, and managed well. The unit was clean and in very good condition. We had a partial ocean view, and enjoyed the nicely kept tropical grounds. Kitchen had basic supplies, and all appliances worked. Good airconditioning. Small washer and dryer was handy.

My kids enjoyed the pool, and had it to themselves most of the time - clean and HEATED (unlike the pools at the hotel across the street!) Fabulous beaches 5-10 minute drive away (Hapuna Beach), where we spent most of our time. Not as impressed by A Bay nearby. Small fitness center in complex isn't worth the space. Shopping center for groceries and supplies is a short drive from Waikoloa.

Overall, the units are good value, in an expensive area. We had such a great time, we are heading back this winter.

  • Stayed: February 2005
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9  Thank CalgaryTravellers
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Reviewed August 21, 2005

Big Island of Hawaii: Waikoloa, Hi: "Worth Much More Than We Paid"
August 21, 2005

We just returned from a wonderful weekend at the Vistas @ Waikoloa. We've always vacationed at hotel or condo locations which were rated in the 4 or 5 category and each was extremely worth every penny of what we paid for them. On August 18 however, we decided we wanted to try the Vistas @ Waikoloa. We're so glad we did go there cause it was worth much more than we paid for this unit and if we had to compare it, then we would have to rate the Vistas @ Waikoloa with a 5 as all the others we have vacationed at. When we opened the door, what we saw and got was not at all what we expected. This condo was a spacious, 2 bedroom unit, well decorated, extremely clean and so neat. Exactly what I look for in a unit. Besides this, the unit was so comfortable and I just must commend the company who booked this condo, enabling us to have this wonderful weekend. If the care and concern placed on Unit B-201 were not carefully thought out and planned, it would've been perhaps a failed weekend which would have ruined my birthday on August 19. That did not happen and I can only highly compliment the company of ABBEY RENTALS. This condo unit had enough room in it to accommodate at least 7 persons, a very large wrap around lanai with a dining table inside and a very large patio table on the lanai to allow 6 persons to dine outside if they wished. There was a complete microwave, range, huge refrigerator, dishwasher, a very large master bathroom and a secondary bathroom, 2 televisions, very beautiful art on the wall and very neat, clean livingroom set as though it was brand new. This company thought of everything including CDs for easy listening, movies for entertainment, beach towels for swimming, extra pillows and blankets and even books for reading. All you needed to do was purchase your own groceries. Now, how's about that!! What a great weekend we had and we will definitely use Abbey Rentals again in the future and most certainly will vacation at THE VISTAS @ WAIKOLOA. Best of all, it cost us only $208 plus tax per day. What a bargain for such a beautiful condo unit. Thank you again ABBEY RENTALS. Just wanted to add that this Vistas @ Waikoloa deserves a 4 rating or better.

7  Thank akmlion819
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Reviewed August 14, 2004

We just got back from a 10 day stay at the Vista Waikoloa. We were very pleased with our stay there. The kitchen was stocked with all sorts of cookware, and even had a variety of spices in one cupboard. There was also a small array of water toys and useful gear in the closet. The condo was spacious, and the furniture was comfortable. The carpet was a little worn and dingy, but tracking in tons of sand each day made this understandable. The bathrooms were good, the tub was lovely! Our unit had 2 1-2 baths, which came in handy with 5 of us staying there. We had a nice view of the ocean from the lanai, the construction was a slight irritant, but not too bad. We did have a problem with the air conditioner, but the management sent out a repairman on a saturday afternoon to fix it right away. The staff we met, and the concierge Joanie were very friendly and helpful. We will definately be back.

  • Stayed: August 2004
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5  Thank BalancingAct
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Reviewed July 7, 2004

Stayed at Vista Waikoloa in June 04 (A-201--we booked it based on a website that I found for this condo...)

Well equipped condo and comfortable bed...AC works well.
Great location...10 minute walk to Kings Shops.

Noise from condo construction across the street was not a problem...very quiet in general.

A Bay within walking distance, but better to drive 5 minutes to transport chairs, etc. Never a problem parking there and plenty of shade at A Bay. Was surprised to see greenish water...there are plenty of beautiful beaches in the area...we've been to Maui and Oahu and were not at all disappointed with the beaches on the Big Island.

Hilton Waikoloa is about a 5 minute walk away...nice to walk in the evening. Marriott is about a 10 minute walk.

Would definitely return.


I have some pictures....e-mail me if you have any questions.

Michelle

5  Thank micnadkel
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Reviewed May 23, 2004

We were understandibly leary after reading the reviews but very pleasantly suprised when we arrived May 15-19, 2004. We stayed in Building C, unit 303 & had views of the ocean, "A" Bay, & the mountains. Yes they are building at Kolea but the palm trees covered that. We had friends who stayed at the Bay Club and we all agreed that the Vista units were much bigger & had more amenities per unit although the Bay Club is timeshare not individually owned. Our daughters, 13 & 17 used the pool twice but we mostly went to Hapuna Beach. Saw turtles there, very cool!! Kings Shops are very spendy. We liked the grocery store at Waikoloa Village & dinner at Bubba Gumps & Huggos were great. Would use these again & recomend them highly!

10  Thank laurasA3295YG
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Reviewed February 8, 2004

We have been to the Vista Waikoloa three times since 2001. Our most recent trip was late October 2003. We have never had a negative experience from the expansion that is going on. The units are perched up on a hill overlooking open land and the views still remain the best of any condo complex in Waikoloa. Many units have maintained 100% unobstructed views. Last year Kolea modified thier original building plan to leave huge corridors of land open. We didn't notice any dust and virtually no noise.

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Address: 69-1010 Keana Pl, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-5732
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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 #7 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Waikoloa
Price Range: $242 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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