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Kailua Kona Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, Studio, 2 queen-size beds, sleeps 4, 1 bathroom

. . . . . 'You have a very lovely condo.'

. . . . . 'It has been a great week and renting your condo was a smart choice for us. It is a quality resort, convenient, friendly, clean and so well located in the center of town.'

. . . . . 'Everything is good and as advertised.' - Excerpts are from guest comments.









LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Our popular oceanside pool view condo #216 on the second floor at the Kona Islander Condominiums with Old Hawaiian Plantation-style lobby and grand lanai is in the perfect location right in town, central to everything, walk everywhere! This is a furnished, privately owned 400 sq. ft, 37 sq. m., pool view beach condo plus lanai, not a hotel room. Situated on Ali'i Drive beach road right in the historic town of Kailua-Kona, you can walk everywhere instead of having to drive or take a cab - especially convenient after going out on the town.

ALOHA, EXPERIENCE THE AMBIENCE OF OLD HAWAII. Welcome to our quiet beach condo set amidst lush grounds abounded with floral gardens, banana, papaya, royal palms, coconut palms and walking palms. Bask in the Hawaiian sunshine at our beautiful pool and Jacuzzi hot tub spa. A few steps along our hibiscus-lined path lead you from our studio condo right to your own white sand sunning beach just across the narrow beach road. Relax and read a book or marvel at the daring surfers catching the curling waves just off the beach for Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing. Have a romantic dinner on your own private second floor condo lanai overlooking the tiki torch-lit pool, coconut palms and beautiful flowering plumeria trees. Relax and unwind in this peaceful setting. It's a truly friendly place to stay!

YOUR COMFORTABLE CONDO AND QUIET SETTING ARE YOUR PERSONAL RETREAT YET YOU HAVE ALL THE FUN OF DOWNTOWN WAITING FOR YOU JUST OUTSIDE OUR GARDEN GATE ON ALI'I DRIVE. In the morning, breakfast on your lanai in the dappled sunshine filtering through the palm fronds and watch the colorful tropical birds or perhaps walk to Lulu's famous $5 breakfast just down the road. Then go exploring! Soak up the sun and the exotic Hawaiian atmosphere as you stroll down Ali'i Drive, the beach road that winds its way along the interesting shops of the historic village of Kailua-Kona. Along the way, enjoy a cup of world famous Kona coffee which is grown right on the slope above Kailua-Kona. You will discover the Kona Farmer's Market less than a block away for fresh fruit and vegetables, exotic flowers and authentic Hawaiian souvenirs and gifts. There is excellent shopping, restaurants, bars, nightlife and a myriad of tourist activities just a short stroll on either side of the resort. For example, dine at Bubba Gumps seafood, Lava Java, Polynesian, Thai and many other international food restaurants. Walk to McDonald's, pizza parlors and other chain restaurants. Our very affordable condo is central to all the best beaches - sunning, swimming, surfing, snorkeling and diving. We are within easy walking distance of the famous King Kamehameha Hulihe'e Palace. Kailua-Kona was the original seat of government for the Kingdom of Hawaii after Chief Kamehameha of Kona consolidated his rule over most of the Hawaiian Islands and became the king. The famous Ironman Triathlon World Championship start and finish is nearby at the world-famous, Kailua-Kona pier. You will notice that we are on the drier side of the Big Island of Hawaii on the sunny Kona coast. Perhaps plan a day trip farther afield to view an active lava-spewing volcano, the world's only non-explosive flowing volcano, on the other side of the island. Later, maybe on to Hilo where it tends to rain a little more to see Rainbow Falls. You can also drive up to the top of Mauna Kea where a cluster of international celestial observatories are so high up that they are at the year-round snow elevation at the summit. If you are a tennis afficienado, there are free public tennis courts and basketball courts in the park one block from our condo. Want to learn how to surf and be safe in the surf? Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors building is but blocks away along the beach road, Ali'i Drive. If golf is your passion, there are at least 10 golf courses within a 20 mile radius - ranging from Championship 18 hole courses to easier 9 hole courses. There are many historical churches within a short stroll, all very interesting. Oh yes! There is also that active volcano. Kona is the start point of expeditions to the volcano by helicopter, by car, by inter-city bus, by tour bus, by boat. Then there is the Parker Ranch, the celestial observatories, the historic Hawaiian cultural sites, the nearby university, the Natural Energy labs NELHA, the luaus, the surfing, the....

'Popular Kona Islander Condominiums is one of the exclusive Big Island settings of the romantic Hawaiian adventure novel 'Thundersea' by internationally acclaimed author Ernie Palamarek, whose novels also include the Secret Temple of Kintamani, Along Cama a Swagman, Amazonia and Hatari. His intriguing story, Thundersea, is based upon the history, myths, legends, first-hand experiences and tales of the Hawaiian people hidden within the veils of time and brought forward explosively into present day Hawaii.' Quoted with permission. The famous writer Mark Twain (novels 'Tom Sawyer'; 'Huckleberry Finn') said in the 1800's, 'Kailua, Kona is the Sundayest town I've ever been in! It's the greatest place to relax!' And, you know what? It still is! You'll love it here at our comfortable condo and want to come back time and time again!

Stay in fabulous Kailua-Kona at the best-located condo on sunny Kona coast, grab your sunglasses, flip flops & sun lotion and get that beach book to read. Your place in the Hawaiian sun is here!

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  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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Sharon & Ernie Palamarek, Sandra Starling

We are proud to present our family-owned and operated tropical vacation rentals.

Hawaii property - Kona Islander Beach Condo #216

Mexico property - Acapulco Beach Condo #2607

Together, we strive to make your stay at either of our downtown beach condos most enjoyable. Sandra has hotel management training. Her medical profession is a supervisory technician in a general hospital in Victoria. Sharon and I have traveled widely researching exotic locations for our novels. We continue traveling the world in search of adventure. We also help to care for our grandchildren. Our families live in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We enjoy our tropical beach condos at every opportunity.

Our interesting guests have come from all over the world - the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and Oceania including other volcanic lands and islands - Iceland for instance. We are grateful for our guests' continuing support and generosity so that we may all enjoy the full benefits and use of these beautiful properties

The Owner purchased this condo in 2010

Location! Location! Location! Seaside, right in town, walk everywhere. There is no better location on the island of Hawaii! Unique architecture Old Hawaiian-style tropical plantation ambience. We had a fantastic time staying at the popular seaside Kona Islander Condominiums right in town a number of years ago when we visited historic Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. You can't help but fall in love with the Hawaiian culture and Aloha spirit. We've always thought that someday we would like to own our own piece of paradise. We chose this condo at this complex because there are no condos situated better than this one! We've vacationed in the other Hawaiian islands. Exploring the Big Island of Hawaii and using our comfortable condo in its beautiful setting and very convenient location, we've concluded that it can't be beat. With all the shopping and restaurants nearby there is no need to rent a car if you choose not to. We love it here and so do our children and grandchildren. You will too!

South-facing, our pool-view condo's unique position affords us viewing both sunrise and sunset. Our second floor condo is more private and secure than any ground floor condos. Dappled sunshine filtering through the shade tree off our lanai allows a leisurely breakfast on the lanai without the heat and glare of the tropical sun. Around 10 a.m. the lanai is bathed in sunshine until it's time for lunch around 2 p.m. when the shade returns. The third floor condos generally do not have the benefit of the shade from the trees. We enjoy having a drink at sunset while overlooking the beautiful tiki torch lit pool from our own private second floor lanai. It is especially romantic when the golden moon rises into a star-studded obsidian sky. In the still of the morning, the sunrise is majestic! Colourful tropical birds make for spectacular bird watching from our lanai as we enjoy our breakfast. We are well situated to catch the gentle tropical sea breeze which flows like silk from the lanai through our condo. Later, we may see how the bananas are ripening on the banana trees planted outside our condo's entry door or, perhaps, check if any ripe fruit has fallen from the tall papaya trees or indeed, any of the many different types of tropical fruit trees scattered around the complex grounds.

When you zoom in using the hybrid satellite map below, our condo is directly up and across the blue oval pool from the green marker. You will notice that our condo building backs onto a treed, grassy area. It is the only one of the resort's 7 plantation-style buildings which does not back onto the various parking lots nor does it back onto any roads like the others do.

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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Property Reviews

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Romantic Hawaiian Beach Condo Lovely, Clean & Comfy Downtown Kona
average rating of 4.6 based on 18 reviews
Romantic Hawaiian Beach Condo Lovely, Clean & Comfy Downtown Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

Your condo is marvelous and perfectly located!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Hi Ernie and Sharon,
We are having a great time on the Big Island. Your condo is marvelous and perfectly located! We are down at the pool barbequeing our catch of the day.
Jim and Sara
San Jose, California
Romantic Hawaiian Beach Condo Lovely, Clean & Comfy Downtown Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

Everything was perfect with the condo!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Hi Ernie and Sharon,
Gideon and I had an amazing time in Kona and everything was perfect with the condo. Should we return (and hopefully we will sooner than later!), we will certainly reach out again to you. It really was a wonderful time we had!
Thanks again,
Liz and Gideon
Romantic Hawaiian Beach Condo Lovely, Clean & Comfy Downtown Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

Was everything you advertised it was on VRBO!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Hi Ernie and Sharon,
Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful stay in your condo at the Kona Islander Inn Condominiums. It is in the perfect position and was everything that you advertised it was on VRBO.
Thank you once again we truly loved the place.
Romantic Hawaiian Beach Condo Lovely, Clean & Comfy Downtown Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Nelson, British Columbia

Great condo, great location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
I spent three weeks in the condo. There was everything I needed to live and work. I hooked the TV up to my laptop to make a giant monitor for it. The wifi was a bit spotty, but I understand it has been updated since then. The location is great - only a few minutes from everything in Kona including the market and the library. By the way you can get a three month library card for $10 at the library. It is good anywhere in the state of Hawaii.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for selecting condo #216 for your 2012 stay. The WiFi signal from the lobby is weak due to usage by other guests in the lobby. So Sharon and I installed our own private in-condo high-speed internet router with coverage extending out to the pool, hot tub and BBQ areas. This private signal allows Skype and Viber to work great too! With the library just around the corner, it is a great place for readers to browse and researchers to peruse Hawaiian artifacts and documents. Aloha! Ernie, Sharon and Sandra
Helpful votes: 1/1
Romantic Hawaiian Beach Condo Lovely, Clean & Comfy Downtown Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Close to everything. Condo and grounds are really well maintained. We were comfortable and very happy with the place.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: We appreciate your comments and thank you for choosing our condo, #216, Kona Islander Condominiums, for your stay in Kona. Mahalo, Ernie and Sharon
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kona International Airport KOA, car rental, taxi
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queen Ka’ahumanu and Mamalahoa highways
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Kona Islander Condos, sunning beach across street
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Huggos, Kona Inn, plus many others
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Waterski, fishing, scuba, boat rental at Kona Pier
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
A dozen courses within 5 miles to 35 miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Bubba Gumps across the street, plus many others
Car: not necessary

Take a copy of Thundersea along with you to read then tour the book's exotic locations on the island of Hawaii. It's a great beach book! Arrange island, volcano and other tours in the lobby or nearby just out on Ali'i Drive, the beach road . Shop at the multitude of interesting Kailua-Kona village shops along Ali'i Drive. Dine at one of the 150 different restaurants every night. Check out the clubs and bars then simply stroll back to your condo. NELHA - National Energy Labs Hawaii (by the Kona airport), take the on-site free tour! King Kamehameha Palace - a tour within easy walking distance from your condo! Central to the famous Ironman Triathlon World Competition first half of October. The farmer's market for fresh fruit, produce, exotic flowers, Kona coffee and authentic Hawaiian-made souvenirs is just a half-block away, all at very reasonable prices. Luau's and hula shows nearby. Wyland Art Gallery is next door. For only a couple dollars each way you can take an open-air trolley, The Honu Express along Ali'i Drive through town between shopping malls, stopping at different beaches and shops en-route. You can see the sights in town while doing some shopping or getting out to do some snorkeling at one of the many bays! It's a fun way to get around! Your condo is central to all the different tropical bays where turtles hang out and whales spout.

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Availability & Rates

Kailua Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
May thru November
May 1 - Nov 30
3 nights
Ironman World Triathlon
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 15 2014
Flat fee
15 nights
December thru April
Dec 1 - Apr 30
3 nights
Christmas thru New Year's
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 31 2014
Flat fee
8 nights
Last Minute, Calendar Fill-ins
Jan 2 2015 - Jan 2 2015
Flat fee
1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and insurance $80.00
For your convenience, a rental deposit would immediately secure your dates on a deposit paid, reservation guaranteed basis. Credit cards accepted through PayPal. A great value! Book early! Looking forward to having you!
Notes add $80 - one-time departure day cleaning & property damage insurance fee
add 13.42% - State of Hawaii Accommodation Tax reg.W39870608-01
Last minute special within 30 days of today, $80 per night - new bookings only.
Ask for a price quote mentioning "Last-Minute Special".
Calendar fill-in dates special, $80 per night.
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Kailua Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only See photos of toilet, oval mirror, wall cabinet, exhaust fan, uses dual-function sink with bevel-edge mirror adjacent through pocket doorway in Kitchenette
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • studio - 2 queen , Queen-size beds including one sofa bed.
  • Queen size Beds (2) The furnishings are Hawaiian style - the first is a queen size bed suitable for 2 people with a memory foam topper for that oh-so-comfy sleep. The second is a brand new Hawaiian style queen size sofa bed without a memory foam topper suitable for up to 2 children.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
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  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
Poolside barbeques for grilling your steaks or seafood for dinner - dine poolside or take back to your condo; view of pool, tiki torches, palms and plumeria flower trees. Our building, one of seven, is unique in that it backs onto a quiet area of lawn and banana trees. Our 440 sf (40m) condo is the quietest and most private as it doesn't back onto resort parking lots nor is it fronting on any public streets such as Ali'i Drive which has 24-hour car and pedestrian traffic. Our condo is just far enough from the beach so that any airborne sea spray and fine mist doesn't affect us. Relaxing on your lanai in the evening, taking in the old Hawaiian plantation setting, the tiki torches along the paths and the illuminated pool, you would think that this eye candy was a magical movie set. We chose our historic plantation-style condo for its unique beach location right in the heart of historic Kailua-Kona while still affording us a tranquil retreat in this beautiful tropical setting.
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