Sea Village Resort
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Today is Djuna's birthday and she turned 6 years old. Unfortunately the weather is awful at home so I don't think our dog sitters were able to walk her or JJ or play with them much .... Got email and text msg from Kirsten and Melissa that the road was really bad and our plow man had not plowed our driveway by 8pm! bob called him to make sure that he plows the driveway as many times as needed and not wait for the snow to stop. Melissa and Kirsten have been ...
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... Hawaii with Kilauea erupting continuously since 1976 and adding something like 75 acres to the island.
There are about 180,000 residents of the Big Island. Wildlife is mostly introduced animals like pigs that came with the Polynesians, the black rat, and the indian mongoose. The mongoose was introduced to control the rats in the sugar cane but the rats are nocturnal and the mongoose isn't so the mongoose moved on to ...
Nov 26, 2013
Five days in Hawaii
Friday: Hilo, Hawaii
Our ship is in Hilo all day today, on the wet, eastern side of the big island of Hawaii. Greg and I booked a helicopter tour, flying over the lava fields of Kilauea volcano. The volcano is still active, so we saw amazing lava flows. We also flew over the remains of the village of Kalapana; it was destroyed in 1992 by an eruption and is slowing being rebuilt on top of the cooled lava fields. The whole tour was ...
... exactly what e-mails were designed for: we tell you when we will arrive, you get there at that time, simple! We finally made it to our hotel and we kept our cool with the hotel owner who was clearly only interested in our money as she kept asking how much we'd spent so far on our travels. Matt very cleverly gave her lots of false answers and made a point of keep mentioning how poor we were now after so many months travelling, along with making digs about how late it was, how ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sea Village Resort Kailua-Kona
Our family of four (2 adults & 2 kids (5 and 3) stayed at Sea Village April 13-21, 2005. I must say I was disappointed. Initally, I thought we were getting a great deal for the money but after realizing our options once we got to Kona, I realized we could have done much better saying up North at a desination hotel (Hilton Waikoloa) or renting a house in Parker Ranch. My reasons for giving this property only an "Okay" rating include the location of the property, family friendlyness, noise level from road, bugs, bugs & more bugs in the unit, the condition of the unit and beach options near us.
Boy, my wife wanted to be right on the water to hear those waves splash 24 hours a day and this condo provides it. The Lanai darn near overhangs the seawall. One morning we really enjoyed sitting at the Lanai table and watching the humpback whales spout and splash about, and those were OUR whales, as we live in SE Alaska where those very whales summer, then winter in Hawaii --- smart whales.
We (a party of 3 adults) stayed at Sea Village for one week in August, 2004. We stayed in room 1205 (building 1), which we rented through the internet (Konaweb). The rental process was very efficient, and they sent us very detailed information on how to reach the place from the airport, and all amenities around.
Spent a week here and had no problems with the condo. Stayed in unit 4208, which is privately owned and was rented from Lehua properties, not Sunterra. Outstanding value at $100/night (+ tax and $85 cleaning fee) for a 2bdr/2bath (ocean front) that can sleep up to 6 adults.
Not Too Bad
We stayed in unit 3-207 for over a week. The condo could use some serious updating. Carpet is soiled and stained. Kitchen had a ton of bugs.
The people are very nice at the office and other guests. The grill area is a fun time at night. Bedrooms are nice. Good size and comfortable.
We are heading back to Kona in a few days and will be staying at the Sea Village for the third time. Our family loves this place! The condos are roomy and have great ocean views - I would recommend staying in buildings 1,3 or 4 since they are on the water. We really like unit #1205 which faces north towards Kona town - there is a magnificent view from the balcony at night. This unit is also slightly larger than the others (great for families with kids). There is a large grassy barbecue area in the middle of buildings 1-3 that is great for family get-togethers (we usually come to Hawaii with other family members and on one visit had 8 kids running around so the play area was key!). The pool area is ocean front and is surrounded by outdoor carpeting and that is great for toddlers who always seem to be running and falling. Only minus is that you must drive to get to Kona town, but we have never had a problem parking and the drive is only 5 minutes. Last but not least - rates at the Sea Village are very reasonable.
Nice views and people
This condo resort is comfortable and roomy, with good grounds and a friendly staff. The views on the water are excellent. There is no real beach access around and shopping, restaurants, and services are a bit distant (not withing walking distance). Like with all condos, prices vary - shop carefully!
We stayed in unit #1101 for a week. The condo itself was comfortable; the view was stupendous. We had ocean view from almost every room! The kitchen could use some updating and we had ants. We told management and they sprayed for them the next day which got a majority of them. But those little critters seem to be everywhere so we made an arrangement with the ones who survived - you don't bother us and we won't bother you. ;-)