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THE GEM ON ALI'I DRIVE. SMALL, QUIET COMPLEX. FREE WIFI, FREE PARKING +++

Ginger L Foust

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Ginger L Foust

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2015
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THE GEM ON ALI'I DRIVE. SMALL, QUIET COMPLEX. FREE WIFI, FREE PARKING +++

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Kailua Kona Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4 Oceanview complex. W-8113831101

Aloha and welcome to paradise at our vacation rental condominium on the Big Island of Hawaii. Conveniently located mid-way between Kailua village (commonly called Kona) and Keauhou, on Alii Drive, directly across the street from the ocean with sweeping coastal views from the pool area. With only 32 units, this is a small complex. Its tranquility and peaceful atmosphere starts in the open-air lobby with the Koi pond and waterfalls. The large pool is a great place for exercise or relaxing beneath the umbrella shaded tables or chaises. We also have a new spa/hot tub for guests over 14 years old. Gas barbecues, at the pool area, invite you to stay and keep an eye out for dolphins and whales (in the winter months). This safe and secure development will make you feel at home. Our unit has been totally renovated with granite counter tops throughout, updated appliances, furnishings and top quality mattresses in the bedrooms. Professionally and tastefully decorated you may not want to leave, so book with us now and sip your tropical drink on our very private lanai.

Our home away from home.: This is my second home so I have attempted to make my unit comfortable and classy, with a tropical flare. The very private lanai faces a historic heaiu which is teaming with colorful, tropical birds to include Red Crested Amazon Parrots, friendly geckos, wild pigs and other fun wildlife. No one can see into my unit from outside.

Visit my condo website for more information and more photos of our unit and the condo complex. (Link below)

On site management: The Royal Kahili, General Manager is on-site and is very cordial, and friendly. Live the aloha spirit here. .

My second home is fully stocked so that all you need is your bathing suit, shorts, a t-shirt and flip-flops. You might find cheaper but you won't find better!

Payments: I accept credit card payments using the HomeAway/VRBO online payment system and 'e-checks' for guests with US banks. Payment from Canada or other areas outside of the U.S. require payment in U.S. dollars only. Additional fees may apply if US funds are not used. Initial contact should be via email. Phone contacts may not be returned. Reservations can only be made online through HomeAway and VRBO.

Hawaii Tax # W-8113831101

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ginger L Foust (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2015

About Ginger L Foust

It was always a dream of my husband and I to live in the mountains and have a second-home in Kona, Hawaii. That dream was completed with our purchase of the condo in 2008. Some of that dream is gone since his passing but it's my pleasure to share my second home with visitors to paradise!

Ginger L Foust purchased this condo in 2008

Why Ginger L Foust chose Kailua Kona

The complex is small, quiet, tropical, well-maintained and friendly. The pool is rarely crowded and the views from the pool area and our lanai made the Royal Kahili our choice. The central location makes for easy access to everything from the beaches to shopping and to the highways. Having personally stayed in other condos here, it's wonderful to look out onto our private 'jungle' and not into another condo. Our privacy here can't be beat!!!

What makes this condo unique

Although we assume no responsibility for their usage, there are frequently items available for the beach, snorkeling and bogey boarding. Just ask John, our manager.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fabulous 10 days in a really great location. Hope to go again in 2015. Thank you Ginger!!
Sep 2013
  • 1 of 44
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 33 traveler reviews

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The Gem on Ali'i Drive. Small, quiet complex. FREE WiFi, Free parking +++
average rating of 4.818182 based on 77 reviews
business
The Gem on Ali'i Drive. Small, quiet complex. FREE WiFi, Free parking +++
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191732
+1 -5598772442
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
manchester, CT

beautiful condo

  • of 5
My neice and I enjoyed our stayed here. It was roomy, well stocked and in a very convenient location. We saw Sea Turtles swimming in the water across the street. Also one night we saw hundreds of glowing flying insects in 2 of the trees outside the condo. Greens, reds and blues. They settled in the trees later in the evening and it looked like palm trees decorated for Christmas. The most unexpected, beautiful sight I've ever seen!
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at my condo and thank you for the kind review. The location is truly ideal for relaxing and venturing out to see what the Big Island has to offer.
business
The Gem on Ali'i Drive. Small, quiet complex. FREE WiFi, Free parking +++
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191732
+1 -5598772442
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Alberta, Canada
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this condo just before Christmas...Ginger is GREAT to deal with! Condo was perfect for a family of four, and very clean! It was exactly as she states in her ad, right across the street from the ocean and 1 mile to the beach. The side balcony does have an ocean view too! Location was great, away from the nightlife but close enough to go into town and enjoy everything there. Ginger left a binder with things to do and see, which was really helpful. Cruise ships come in on Wednesdays and they close down the main road through town and set up booths for shopping, that was fun! I would definately stay at the condo again.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your thorough review of your stay at my condo. I love having repeat guests, so please keep me on your contact list.
Happy New Year,
Ginger
business
The Gem on Ali'i Drive. Small, quiet complex. FREE WiFi, Free parking +++
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191732
+1 -5598772442
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
5

Very comfortable place for 4 people

  • 5 of 5
Great place to stay! Excellent value; close to town, but away from noisiest traffic. Description was accurate; place was clean. Ginger always responded quickly and in a friendly manner to all emails. We would recommend a Circle Island bus tour for first-time visitors. You can see everything with an experienced driver/guide, and see what areas you want to revisit. Greenwell Coffee Farms has a great tour and coffee.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for posting this review. So happy that you enjoyed your stay in my condo.
Ginger
business
The Gem on Ali'i Drive. Small, quiet complex. FREE WiFi, Free parking +++
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191732
+1 -5598772442
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Oklahoma
5

Excellent condo and location

  • 5 of 5
Great place to stay to get around the Big Island. Condo is spotless and Ginger provides many extras. We highly recommend a stay here.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Mark for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay in my condo. Hopefully someday you'll be able to return for a longer stay.
business
The Gem on Ali'i Drive. Small, quiet complex. FREE WiFi, Free parking +++
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191732
+1 -5598772442
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
5

Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic Condo! Ginger, the owner, really goes out of her way to make sure visitors enjoy their stay. The condo is nicely decorated and meticulously clean. The grounds outside are really nice as well. We enjoyed barbecuing in the evenings. Also, Ginger has a binder filled with things to do while on the Big Island which was really helpful. You can tell Ginger takes pride in her property because everything is really well maintained. Thank you for a wonderful vacation Ginger!!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Anneli, mahalo for you very kind review. I just spent two weeks there doing more maintenance and I'm happy that my guests, like you, appreciate the hard work that I put into my place. I love my condo and it's nice to share it with people that feel the same.
Ginger
business
The Gem on Ali'i Drive. Small, quiet complex. FREE WiFi, Free parking +++
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191732
+1 -5598772442
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
5

Great location in sunny Kona

  • 5 of 5
The location is great!! Easy to to get downtown and to various destinations. The layout great for what we needed and a lovely patio were we enjoyed breakfast and coffee every morning.

The condo was clean and obviously well maintained. Ginger's information and instructions were great and easy to follow. The additional information, such as beach locations, various stores, etc, was also extremely helpful. Also the general manager was readily available and good source of information.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Stacey, thanks so much for posting this review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay in my condo. Looking forward to a couple of weeks there myself.
Mahalo,
Ginger

Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Kona Airport
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Queens Hwy 11
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
White Sands Beach
Car: recommended

Midway between Kailua town and Keauhou, we are just 1 mile from White Sands (Disappearing Sands) beach and 2 miles from the world famous Kahaluu snorkel beach. Holualoa Bay and Gates beach is just 115 steps, across Ali'i from our complex. Volcano National Park is approximately 90 miles. The large resorts of Waikoloa are approx. 30-45 minutes to the north. City of Refuge is approximately 30 minutes south. We love sitting by the pool, enjoying a tropical drink while barbecuing fresh fish or a juicy steak as we await another breathtaking sunset and maybe the 'green flash.' Join us in Paradise! Scroll down to check our availability calendar.

Other Activities: Jet-skis in the ocean, tide pool hunting, parasailing,zip-lines, sailing, deep sea fishing, boogey boarding, surfing, sun bathing, hiking, star gazing on Mauna Kea, horseback riding ATV tours, cave tours and much more.

Golf: Golfing is very popular on the Big Island of Hawaii. Within 30 minutes there are many more courses of high caliber with challenging holes and beautiful scenery. Book your next golf vacation here

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Availability & Rates

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Kailua Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/Spring 2014-2015
Oct 13 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
$980
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
Ironman 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Fall/ Winter 2015
Oct 16 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2015
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Winter/Spring 2016
Jan 3 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$140
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Fees and cleaning are in addition to daily rates. Early arrival or late checkout $50 if available by prior arrangement.
Refundable security deposit of $300 required with deposit. A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve. Any booking within 60 days of occupancy must be paid in full. Hawaii state taxes 13.42% is not included in the daily rate and will be calculated with quotes

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Kailua Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 909 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Budget
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Over sized tile shower in master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tiled tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms feature tiled floors and bathing areas. The shower in the master suite is tiled and over-sized with a glass enclosure. The tub/shower combination in the guest bathroom is tiled and has a glass enclosure. Counter tops in both baths are granite and updated lighting.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Quality Serta Mattresses are in both bedrooms. Both bedrooms have large closets and the master has an ensuite bathroom. The master bedroom also has a large flat panel TV and direct access to the lanai. The guest bedroom is above the pond/waterfall area with peaceful and refreshing water sounds. The twin beds in the 2nd bedroom, cannot be pushed together. At night and early morning you can hear the waves crashing from my private lanai and the bedrooms. It's just 115 easy steps to the ocean's edge from our condo. The pool is 65 steps from our condo. Everything in our small complex is close-by.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The complex does have a elevator but there are still 4 steps down to my second floor unit, although my unit is the first floor off the parking area. Throughout the complex there are single steps in the pond and pool areas. Every living and sleeping area has a ceiling fan. Seating at the dining table accommodates 4 and there's 3 bar stools for use at the kitchen/dining room bar. Central air conditioning with lower limit of 75 degrees. Rental Deposit is refundable up to sixty days prior to the beginning of the rental period minus the cost of credit cards charges & fees for payment and refunds. For cancellations within 60 days of the rental period, the Landlord shall have the right to retain the initial Rental Deposit at the Landlord's discretion. If the property is subsequently rented, all moneys shall be returned minus all credit cards fees and a $125 booking fee.

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