A few updates to report regarding our Kanaloa at Kona rental condo, and the Kona1 Vacation Rentals website.
December 16, 2008
Our Kona condo has some great new features. In July we installed a new Jenn-Aire range in the kitchen–the old stove was really starting to show its age. We also put in new carpeting and new sleeper-sofas in the living room, and made various other minor improvements. Also this summer, Outrigger completed the final year of a three-year, resort-wide painting project. Just in time for the economic downturn, the place is looking really nice!
While the fall was slow, in terms of rentals, the high season is now in full swing and the condo has been booked solid from Thanksgiving through the end of February–still some open time in March. The good news for Hawaii travelers right now is that airfares have come back down substantially, and it’s possible to find some really good deals.
The other change this fall has been to the website. You’ll see that in addition to the home page we now have separate pages with information on the Kanaloa at Kona resort, and specific features of the rental condo. I’ve made some other design changes as well, particularly in the sidebar content. One thing I’m experimenting with is a live chat feature. Just type in your question or condo rental inquiry and I can respond immediately if I’m online–which I often am.
I have also started to include feeds of lowest available airfares to Kona, from the travel meta-search site kayak.com. This is a useful way of tracking prices and finding the best deal possible for your Kona vacation. So far I only have listings from the SF Bay Area but I’ll add more west coast departures soon. The lowest prices shown are for specific dates, but they give you an idea of what’s available and often the same rates apply to other dates. Just checking the link today for example I see the lowest fares to Kailua-Kona from the Bay Area are from San Jose–round trips from $415 for January-February.
I’m still hoping to develop this more into a Big Island travel blog in the coming year. Safe travels to all, and mahalo for visiting.