Our family has stayed at Vista Waikoloa many times over the past 15 years and it is one of our favorite spots on the Big Island. The 2 bed 2-1/2 bath units are particularly good as the second bedroom is a bit more private and we are partial to the C building for its ocean views and proximity to the fabulous pool (always warm!) The lanais are huge and we eat dinner out there every night. A-Bay is a short walk away and there are many beautiful beaches within an easy drive. Hapuna and Waialea (69) are well known but we also love Kikua and early morning snorkeling with the turtles at Puako is a great treat. We have stayed at other properties within Waikoloa Beach, but this is easily our favorite.
We rented this unit and from the first minute we walked in we were blown away with a toxic stench of mothballs. We called the owner , he denied that there were any mothballs. We found a baggie full of mothballs next to the AC intake vent. We tried to stay and had to keep windows open. We had to leave and the owner to this day wont issue a refund for over $1100. The owner routinely removes negative posts from airbnb. Look at the yelp review or check with airbnb for verification.
Great experience. Irena communicated very well in advance of our check in and was responsive in answering all of our questions. She worked hard to make sure our check-in and arrival as well as our stay went smoothly. No parking fee and no resort fees! Condo was quiet we did not hear the neighbors at all. I do think many units were empty while we were there in early May 2019. Stairs and elevator available to get to 2nd and 3rd floors. Condo is spacious. Large master bath with tub and separate walk in shower. The balcony is huge! Fully appointed kitchen, washer/dryer. Cable TV and unit is stocked with board games and books. Wish I could have stayed another week to just relax after all the sight seeing! Enjoyed our stay and was a good value.
We had booked G206 for 12 days and were contacted 3 days before arrival that our unit needed repairs and we needed to take a different unit -- this one was on the 1st floor. We had stayed in Vista before and knew that the 1st floor units had very little privacy so we asked if there were others we could choose from on the 2nd or 3rd floors. They told us we could have B202 but only for 8 nights and then, assuming G206 was fixed, we could move there for the remaining 3 nights. We figured a move after a week wasn't too bad so we agreed. B202 was very nice, great kitchen, very comfortable lanai furniture, and comfortable beds. It was very close to the pool so somewhat noisy and not much of a view from the lanai but also close to the bbq area. The day before we moved, we checked with the office about G206 and were told that it would be available. However we were also told that checkout from B202 was 11 am and check-in to G206 was 3 pm (as if we were just arriving at the property). We said we needed to be able to move our stuff, including food in the refrigerator at 11, but that we would be gone for most of the day so wouldn't interrupt any final repair/cleanup work that was needed in G206. The person in the office grudgingly said that would be OK. After moving into G206 we realized how lucky we had been to get B202 for the first 8 nights. G206 is a much lower quality unit. The bed was very uncomfortable, lanai furniture was awful, and second bedroom (which we didn't use) had only sliding doors between it and the dining area which might be fine for kids but pretty awful if you were staying with another couple. It did have a better view than B202 (over the golf course), however the sprinkler system ran all night long outside the bedroom windows and the groundskeepers started in mowing about 5:30 am. It is definitely worth checking out reviews of specific units before booking.…
Stayed in A202. The condo is extremely well appointed, stocked like no other I've ever stayed in, beautiful view, very silent from neighbors (give exception to grounds maintenance as the grounds are beautiful and they must work during your stay to maintain the beauty), the 2 lanai's are spacious and well appointed with a couch, coffee table, swivel chairs, and the other with dining table for 6. The condo looks designer complete and we wanted for nothing aesthetically or materially. The views are beautiful and calming. The owner could not be more gracious and attentive. Lots of room all throughout the condo and it feels like home vs a sterile condo. Very warm and inviting. I am looking to come back soon, I hope.