unit in poor condition
We were assigned Unit 208 at Kona by the Sea. The unit was dilapidated and unkempt. The carpet was stained and needs replacement. The walls had peeling and stained paint. The door to washer/dryer was falling off. The sliding screen door is rusted and does not stay on the rails. The property itself is well kept and lovely but this unit is not. The location is ocean front and it is relaxing to listen to the waves on the lanai. Since the units are individually owned, the quality of the units can vary greatly it seems. I guess we were unlucky this time. I do not think this unit should be rented out until it meets a higher standard. I suggest that the units be inspected annually by the management team.
Amazing location unit 106 was awesome!
Patricia R (Seattle, Washington)
It was a wonderful unit and the location is great. Unit 106 was perfect. Listening to the sound of the ocean and watching the sunsets from the lanai were great. This unit had all of the beach extras which was really great.the picture was taken from the unit. Thanks again for a great stay.
Location, Comfort, Well-Equipped, Nicely Furnished, a Trifle Dated, and a View
doctorbobster (Gainesville, Florida)
In Kona for business for a couple of nights, the Aston Kona was was perfect. Read on for details. With a coastal location, the AKbtS has a lot to offer if you are looking for a condo. My one bedroom/two bathroom had everything I needed. The kitchen was one of the best equipped kitchens I have ever seen in a condo. The balcony offered a solid ocean view. The furniture and fixtures were a mix of dated and updated. The stacked washer/dryer was a nice touch, as was the dishwasher. The parking is free and the WiFi solid. You bet I'd return.
Good for families
Paige U (Kailua, Hawaii)
We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom suites and overall it was pretty good. It definitely feels dated with dark brown shag carpet and the cabinets are worn where they have taken lots of use. It was a well furnished kitchen with a full sized fridge, microwave, toaster, and coffee pot. We didn’t cook so I didn’t notice if it had a stove/oven. The views out of the ocean view condos were stunning, and we kept our sliding doors open almost the entire time to take advantage of them! The pool was nice with plenty of chairs and tables. The hot tub wasn’t working during our stay. The beach is not kid friendly as it is a very rocky shore break. There is a protected area where some people were swimming but we didn’t venture down to it. The downside: the master bedroom and the living room are separated by sliding panels with slats in them. It allowed for no sound barrier between the 2 rooms, and with kids that get up early, it was literally like having the kitchen in your bedroom. We could clearly hear the coffee brewing from bed. Overall, we would stay here again if the price is right.
I would highly recommend this property. I had a challenge with my dates and the property was very accommodating and willing to help. I will definitely book with them again on my next visit to the island! Mahalo! Tom Herrmann