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“Stunning, but lots of construction noise.....”

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Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort
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“Stunning, but lots of construction noise.....”
Reviewed April 1, 2006

The units at Kolea are outstanding and all that one could hope for. The location is perfect. But....I just got home last night (4/1/2006) and I don't know who is saying there is little construction, because that is just not true, maybe they haven't been there in a while. It was everywhere and to some degree takes away from relaxation. There was active, outdoor construction from 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. with trucks backing up (think beep, beep, beep), backhoes, and endless pounding - it meant we really couldn't use the lanai during those hours for any peaceful purpose and certainly couldn't sleep past 6:30 a.m.. We had a very lovely condo in building 10 and we will definitely rent it again, but not until construction is over. We had three buildings behind us that were under construction, very noisy and two of the bedrooms were right back there and then houses kitty corner to both sides of the front were also underway with lots of noise and vehicles. I will attach photo's of conditions as of yesterday, 4/1 so that you will know this is accurate. I am disappointed that Abbey told me that there was absolutely NO construction near the unit we rented as I was very clear that this was important. Nonetheless, it will be outstanding when all is complete. The pool is lovely, though some food service would really be great in the future.

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waikoloarentals, Manager at Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 5, 2009
All of the homes are complete that were being built. There are a couple of vacant lots that should not be built on in the near future due to the economy.
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Reviewed March 1, 2006

Stayed here in Feb. '06. Lovely place, everything is first rate. Beach, privacy, security, etc.

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Reviewed December 14, 2005

The interiors are as the ads say, ads's photos show, and the reviews indicate: beautiful, large, well-appointed. The lanais are very large. The bathrooms are large. Honestly, I don't understand how someone would pay 1.5-3M for such a villa and then rent it out for 400 a night, but I'm not complaining.

The beach club is comfortable. The pool is too small for real lap swimming. Kid's pool is fairly small but quite nice. Access to A-Bay is convenient. If all units were occupied I suspect the club would get crowded. Currently, it is mostly empty.

Construction update: Villas: Units 1-7,8,10 are done. 9,11 are getting close (installing trim on many). 13,14,15,16 still have a ways to go.
Houses: Only one lot on the north side has broken ground, it is framed and was being roofed while we were there. All but 3 lots of the west (beach) side have broken ground. Only 1 is finished. Two are still in framing, others are in various stages of interior work. One is for sale ($8M).

We stayed in Building#3, unit B (2nd floor). This currently has a good ocean view. When the rest of the north houses are completed, the view will be diminished considerably.

Over in Building 3, construction noise from the villas was not very noticeable. Just the occassional truck-reverse-beeping. Currently Villas 8,10 probably have a lot more impact since it is right behind them.

From Building 3, the houses weren't a big noise/distracton source. The north-lot one had activity only 2 of 7 days we were there; and from the west-lot ones we only heard the occassional saw-whine or diesel-engine-grunt. Overall, mostly we heard the wind and the ocean.

Currently villas 4-7 probably have more impact from house construction since the main activity is right in front of them.

Misc notes:
* According to the sales office all house lots are sold, so all this will change going forward.
* We didn't hear any construction before 8am or after 5pm.
* Note the Naupaka development (all homes) is being prepared to the north (between the Hilton and Kolea). When those houses are built, the views from 1-3 will decrease some more.

My advice:
Currently: Building 3, 2nd & 3rd floors (no villa impact, minimal house impact)
Long-term: 3rd floor units and buildings 4,5,6,7 (2nd tier: 8,10,12).

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Reviewed October 3, 2005

We just returned from nine wonderful nights at the Villas at Kolea in the Waikoloa Resort area. The furnishings were exquisite, the view outstanding and we felt right at home from the minute we arrived. The covered lanai, complete with outdoor kitchen was huge and we ate several meals there. All bathrooms had walk-in showers. After staying at Kolea, it will be hard to stay in a hotel again.

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Property: Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort
Address: 69-1000 Kolea Kai Cir, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96738-6720
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Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kohala Coast > Waikoloa
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kolea Beach Villas, the only villa resort with direct beach access in the exclusive Waikoloa Beach Resort is reserved for those seeking privacy and privilege while on vacation. Resort amenities include an infinity pool, jet spa, mini-lagoon pool for the kids, Health Hale fitness cabana, and the Kolea Beach Club. ... more   less 
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