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Sunsets & Surfers-Kona Reef Ocean Front Unit

Bruce Ahrendt

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

Bruce Ahrendt

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015
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Sunsets & Surfers-Kona Reef Ocean Front Unit

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

Overview

Kailua Kona Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Watch the Surfers from Your Lanai - Kona Reef Ocean Front Unit

Recently updated.

Light and Airy with direct Ocean Views from the Lanai, Living and Kitchen areas. Large Ocean Front 611 square foot condo with a full 128 square foot Lanai.

This fully equipped Ocean Front 3rd floor condo is located in the low-rise popular Kona Reef complex. Just steps to the Ocean and the white sand beach park next door. It has a short 3 minute walk to shops, open markets and restaurants in the picturesque town of Kailua-Kona. There is free parking for renters (both open or covered), elevators, air conditioning and secured DSL internet access (WIFI).

The Kona Reef complex offers an Oceanfront Salt Water Pool, Jacuzzi / Hot Tub, Gas Grills and Pool Side Dining area.

Note to our repeat guests: Thanks to your suggestions, we've updated a number of features in our unit. We now have a new queen sleeper sofa, reclining lounge chairs for both the lanai and living room, a security screen door to allow for easy enjoyment of the ocean breeze, and new pictures and other decorations. We’ve also gone through the unit and replaced anything that appeared to be getting older or worn such as the refrigerator, dishwasher, laundry center, shower head, lamps, and even the kitchen sink. We hope you’ll appreciate the new look and feel of our Ocean Front Condo.

Please note we have a 5 night minimum rental requirement. We do allow exceptions on a case-by-case basis to fill small openings between existing rentals (which is why the VRBO setting needed to be set down to a 2 day minimum).

Keywords: Condominium

Ocean Front

Vacation Home

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bruce Ahrendt (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

About Bruce Ahrendt

Bruce & Karrie Ahrendt..

Currently living in Salem, Oregon where Bruce retired from the BLM and Karrie from the State of Oregon. We're both very involved with activities at church and in the building and now operation of a Community Hall in South Salem.

Karrie is originally from Mililani, Hi on the island of Oahu. After 30+ years she's slowly making her way back to Hawaii.

Bruce Ahrendt purchased this condo in 2009

Why Bruce Ahrendt chose Kailua Kona

We chose the Big Island for it's more relaxed/laid back atmosphere, not to mention the many activities available on the Big Island.

Kona Reef Condos was the logical choice for a vacation rental location. Easy access to the entire Big Island as well as easy walking distance to downtown Kailua, Kona (it's shops, restaurants and Farmer's Market), as well as the beaches and other activities along Alii Drive.

What makes this condo unique

Kona Reef complex comes with a well maintained Jacuzzi and salt water swimming pool, gas grills and a central outdoor dining area with free wifi.

Our unit is located right on the ocean front. The lanai lets you enjoy relaxing or eating while watching the surfers, sea turtles, whales and spinner dolphins or possibly just a front row seat for the Hawaiian sunset.

We try and make our place feel a bit more like a home than just someplace you would rent to stay in. We provide those little extras like snorkle gear, a cooler, beach chairs, beach umbrella, sunscreen, boogie boards, even a pair of binoculars to get a better view of the ships as they sail past. For those needing internet access we have a private, secured wifi router for use inside our unit or on the lanai.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

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Sunsets & Surfers-Kona Reef Ocean Front Unit
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews
Sydney Australia
5

Awesome Condo

  • 5 of 5

Interesting that the owner responded to the latest review while we got no response when I informed him of these issues upon arrival!!! Please let me clarify:-

1 The bedroom did not get cold even after the aircond had been on thruout the night with all windows & doors shut.

2 We were only trying to call the local activity agencies & rental car company & NOT overseas. I was not even able to call the agent from the condo so used our local mobile from outside. The nice receptionist & agent would be able to confirm this. I repeat, there was absolutely no mobile reception in the condo.

3 We were not informed of any strip when contacting the agent. All she said was, `there are bulbs' in the cuppboard & I didn't know the phone did not work & you can sleep on the sofa'. No communication after that.

4 As I had clarified to the owner before, all other private owners thru VRBO in Hawaii only `HELD' our deposits while this owner actually `CHARGED' it. Not sure if he knows how this is done! We have absolutely no qualms about owners holding deposits - we are quite used to it as we travel quite a bit.

5 Please do not kid yourself, we had a lovely holiday in Hawaii at all the islands we visited & are very happy. We only faced minor issues at your condo that you had, unfortunately, not bothered to address while we were there. There is no point in creating false statements when I have the emails I had sent to you while I was there & recordings of calls I made to the agent.

Nevertheless, we had a wonderful time in Hawaii.

Mahalo for sharing your beautiful condo. I have already recommended it to most of our friends.

cheers

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sydney Australia
5

Awesome condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo was absolutely beautiful with absolute water front views, along Alli beach stretch of beautiful restaurants & shops. The condo had been stocked with anything & everything one may need on a holiday, even washer & dryer. We rented a car to move around & then a 4WD for a day to go up the snow peaked Summit to see the `Keck' jaiganto telescope. Totally enjoyed ourselves in Kona.

Only downside was that the phone, table lamps & fan-light in the lounge of the condo did not work till the night before we left. We believe there was no electricity on that side of the condo. There was also absolutely NIL mobile signal so every time we needed to make a call, we had to run out to nearer the reception (sometimes in the rain). Since we had made some reservations for activities, we had to run out every 1/2 hr to check if anybody had called us back. Being readers, we also could not enjoy lazing on the sofa while reading & looking out at the beautiful ocean as there was not enough light. There was also NO air conditioning in the bedroom & the fan was sooooo slow so I did not get any sleep at all. Owners & agents need to be up front about such things so renters can decide if that would work for them. The sad bit is due to no sleep, I suffered bad migraines most mornings which made us cancel some of the activities....Not very happy about that.

All of these could have been easily sorted out, only the owner, Bruce, did not bother to respond to my queries, nor was the agent friendly nor helpful. When I told Sherry, I could not sleep in the bedroom, she simply asked me to sleep on the sofa. Mind you, I am 54 & have a slip disk problem!

Overall, I definitely recommend this condo....it's a beautiful condo & spot.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tips to remember: Phone works w/o problems. However, please note that it is available for "Local" call only. If you insist on calling long distance numbers, it will not work without a calling card. The lights for the sofa are on a power strip. Some of our renters prefer to turn off the lights using the strip. If the lights don't turn on you may need to turn the power strip on. The air conditioning does a good job of cooling off the entire unit if you remember to close the windows when you run the air conditioner and give it a chance to run. Due to the cement and steel construction of the building, cell reception inside of the unit is rather weak. It's good on the lanai, but then you need to hear the speaker over the sound of the surf. Good cell phone reception is best outside at the front of the building. The phone in the unit works without a problem for incoming and local calls. This is a vacation rental. If you feel you will need daily hand holding then staying at a regular hotel might be a better option for you. That said, for this rental I had both my property manager and maintenance man doing daily checks to try and figure out problems. Most of the "problems" were not due to malfunctions with the equipment. Please, don't be rude to the people trying to help you. It's just not nice. This is the first time I've worked with someone that I had the distinct feeling that they didn't want to be happy. Starting with complaints of the Security Deposit actually being charge (yes the Security Deposit is actually charged to your credit card) through multiple minor complaints that she was never happy with, through wanting me to pay for her credit card fees (no we already pay when you charge to your card, we don't reimburse you for fees your card charges you to use it). I've always loved getting renter from Australia, so I'm guessing this was just a fluke.
5

A&S

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay was our fourth at Kona Reef and our first at B&K. All of our stays have been on the ocean front A wing. We come back to "The Reef" for its location and amenities. One can't do better than buying fresh beef from the local rancher at the K-Mart farmer's market and preparing it on the Reef's grill that night. B&K's condo is on a par with the others we have stayed at. The furnishings are quite good, the AC cool well when needed in mid afternoon, and everything works. What makes the unit stand out -- and this is mentioned by others -- is how the unit is stocked. From boogie boards on the Lanai, to condiments in the frig -- even a bit of coffee in the freezer -- we were surprised an impressed. Sufficiently so that we made sure to "pay it forward" by replacing anything -- like the Kona Kay jelly -- that we may have used up. We will return to B&K again if it is available when we return -- and we will return.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pickerington
4

Great Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was great! The condo was very well stocked and comfortable- we had more than everything we needed! There was a variety of snorkeling equipment/boogie boards ranging from kids sizes to adults and were nice to have - we didn't have to rent anything. The area was quiet and the view was awesome. The owners take pride in their condo and - given the amenities in the condo - want to make sure the guest REALLY enjoy their stay and won't need to purchase things they can't take home with them (TP, paper towels, first-aid, etc..). We had a special request regarding our dates and they were very accommodating. Wi-fi, full kitchen, pool, hot tub. It was a vacation of a lifetime for my family of three and the stay here made it all the more so. Although we had a car, the Kona shopping district IS literally a short walk from the condo and the area is safe. We would recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Eugene, OR
5

Kona oasis

  • 5 of 5

This condo has an excellent location with stunning views of the ocean and sunsets. The condo was VERY well-stocked with most everything we needed including beach and snorkeling equipment. We had many enjoyable meals on the lanai watching surfers or cruise ship activity. We did have two nice dinners out--Mi's Italian Bistro was great--the best tiramisu I ever had! We also had our last dinner at Ray's by the Bay at the Sheraton where we watched from our rail side fire pit table as the tour boats offered night swims with the manta rays--romantic setting. We did many day trips from our "home base"--we even went to Hilo for the Saturday Market taking the new Daniel Inouye Highway which trims the trip to a slick 90 minutes! The only down side to our stay was that the condo hadn't been cleaned prior to our arrival due to a miscommunication. The owner contacted the property manager and someone was there to clean and detail the place within the hour and we were refunded the cleaning fee. We would DEFINITELY return to the Big Island, Kona and this condo in particular since our stay was so wonderful.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles, CA, US
5

More than what we expected

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using a privately owned apartment instead of a traditional hotel.

Pros

1. In front of the ocean

2. Walking distance to all the restaurants.

3. Comfortable bed and sofa bed

4. Has all the amenities and even grocery items.

5. A lot of books to read.

6. Very clean, safe and well maintained apartment and community.

7. Well equipped with towels + bedding + pillows.

8. Snorkeling gear + boards + bath towels and lot more.

9. TV with cable (didn't really need it)

10. WIFI internet (good speed to upload our photos and videos).

11. Well equipped kitchen (it even had blender and coffee grinder).

12. Very thoughtfully stocked store room.

13. Apartment has washer and dryer with detergent and everything.

The owner/manager of the condo provided a lot of information about the vicinity and answered all our questions, he ensured we had everything we needed before our travel.

Something to make a note of, there is no room service + room cleaning but this is something we didn't miss, there were lot of service providers who could be possibly hired but again we didn't find the need.

Overall an excellent stay and fantastic memories, last day we got to see dolphins from our patio (needed binoculars). A lot of my office colleagues have bookmarked this unit for their future vacation, highly recommended if you plan to visit the big island.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we always love having first time VRBO renters use our condo. With the airlines charging for luggage, we try to provide everything we can think of (even the binoculars) so you really don't need more than the small bag under the airline seat to have everything you need for a great Hawaiian Vacation.

Map

Car: recommended

One of the best snorkeling beaches on the island is only a few miles south of Kona Reef. KaHalu’u Beach Park lets you get up close and personal with the Green Sea Turtles (protected don’t touch) and a large variety of tropical fish.

Some of our favorite places to go are:

• Kona Farmers' market - downtown Kona, Wed – Sun.

• Hilo Farmers' market - Wed., & Sat. only

• Akaka Falls near Hilo

• Waipio Valley (need 4 wheel drive if you actually go down into the valley – nice overlook for those like me that go for the view)

• Volcano National Park

• Hapuna Beach Park & many other beautiful beaches

• Several Kona Coffee Plantations, if you enjoy coffee

• Macademian nut farms

• Waikaloa Village shopping center

• South Point, the southernmost point in the US

• There are several historical sites on Alii Street alone

For eateries:

• Bite Me for fresh Seafood

• Costco, lots of local food items

• Kona Inn Restaurant

• Huggo's

• Volcano House

• Mrs. Barry's Kona Cookies

My favorite activity is to pick up some good steak or seafood, grill it on the gas grills located near the pool at Kona Reef and sit back and eat on the Lanai of our unit, relaxing and watching the waves, surfers, boats, dolphins and other marine life.

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Rates & Availability

From $144 Per night

Kailua Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Last Min Special: 15% Off
Apr 9 2015 - Apr 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$144
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2015
Apr 13 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$169
$1,124
$4,563
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$149
$991
$4,023
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
IronMan 2015
Oct 2 2015 - Oct 12 2015
10 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Peak 2016
Jan 1 2016 - Mar 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
$199
$1,323
$5,373
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$169
$1,124
$4,563
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes 5 night minimum booking required unless otherwise noted.
Ironman Competition $2450 flat rate for 10 nights or less.

• $200 Refundable Security Deposit due at time of Reservation. $75 Cleaning Fee.
• Rental Rates are for 2. 3rd & 4th person at $10/night/person.
• Hawaii GET and Transient Lodging Tax @ 13.416% -- Hawaii Tax ID# W98496859-01

Cancellation Policy

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

Kailua Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 611 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Valuables Security Safe, Snorkel Gear, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Binoculars, Hair Dryer

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