If what you desire is an upscale, quiet, private and elegant oceanfront condo close to Kailua-Kona with a beautiful pool and spa, Look No Further!! This beautiful and unique property has it all! Offered by experienced and conscientious owners who offer 3 other upscale properties in Kona, you can be confident you've found the right place for your trip to Kona. There's a reason we have twenty 5 Star reviews for Kona Makia 1-302!
Originally the residence of Kona Makai's land-holding Hawaiian family, we have restored this 1 bedroom (+ full bedroom loft) home beyond its original grandeur! The discovery of hidden parquet hardwood flooring prompted us to restore and completely remodel this very unique condominium, which exemplifies Hawaiian elegance and romance. We affectionately call Kona Makai 1-302 the 'Love Shack!' Take a look, and you’ll see why!
Complete with master bedroom air-conditioning, hardwood floors, all-tile bath, entry and lanai, and a cherry wood kitchen with granite counter-tops, this special third floor home is the ultimate in serenity and island elegance.
The spectacular view from the lanai is toward Kailua Bay, where cruise ships anchor, and overlooks the IronMan swim course. Sunsets are viewed year round from the lanai, from the bistro style table that put you above the view obstruction of the lanai railing.
The sound of the ocean will lull you to sleep in the peaceful and romantic master bedroom, furnished with a heavenly hand carved four-poster Balinese Teak KING bed, Hawaiian bed linens, koa-wood framed art, restored teak ceiling-to-floor shutters, fine furnishings and generous mirrors, all softened by sheers of bed drapes drawn back by hand made rope. Wow!
A spiral staircase leads from the living room to the soft blue-greens of the upstairs loft-bedroom, decorated in a sophisticated and private grass hut style, including a cozy reading nook and lauhala mat wall coverings. The queen bed is shrouded with romantic mosquito netting, and woven mats provide excellent privacy. This room is fully furnished and has a full-size closet. Ceiling fans keep this room very comfortable.
The furnished tiled lanai boasts a spectacular view of the ocean and Kona Bay, with sunsets beyond compare. You will be delighted by all the little extras provided by the owners (CD collection of Hawaiian music, books on Hawaiian culture and history, binoculars for whale and dolphin sightings, a FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN and much more!)
Kona Makai is among the most sought after vacation destinations in the Kona area. This beautifully landscaped condominium community has won numerous awards for its gardens, and is walking distance to the heart of the town. The pool, spa, gas BBQ, gym (with exercise machines and weights), tennis courts, ping-pong tables, community areas and on-the-ocean lounging patio make this a complete island retreat. Known for the friendliness of it’s visitors, the complex is located well off Ali’i drive where there is no automobile traffic or noise to interrupt the peaceful ambience.
The ocean is often safely accessible from the inlet immediately in front of the common areas, where you will find yourself within a fantastic snorkeling reef, with numerous arches and a plethora of tropical fish and sealife. We always see turtles during our swims. A large lava outcropping covered with tide pools lies immediately in front of the building awaiting your exploration.
We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay in our unique island retreat! Welcome and Aloha! Peter & Darla
(We also own VRBO #33754, a Kona oceanfront 2/2 town house literally feet away from the ocean, and a private oceanfront 1/1 studio (vrbo # 46951)which is part of our 3/3 Kona home @ VRBO # 34465. If you like to sit in privacy just above the breaking waves, take a look there too! See also the Hawaiian Oasis, a magnificent 5 bedroom estate on 2 acres in the hills above Kona- perfect for groups or special events! vrbo# 72476)
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ALL OF OUR PROPERTIES ARE REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF HAWAII AS 'TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS' UNDER GE TAX CERTIFICATE NUMBER W 30343398-01.
Keywords: Condo, Oceanfront, Elegance, Sunset, Kona top floor, Private, quiet, peaceful, tropical, value
This is us, Peter and Darla, at Hapuna Beach, one of Kona's treasures. We bought this wonderful condo in the fall of 2002, and immediately did a major renovation. Since then we have been been blessed to own and offer two other oceanfront homes in Kona, and the Hawaiian Oasis Estate Bed and Breakfast in Kona. We return to Kona every few months for 2-3 weeks to upgrade and maintain the properties we offer you, and try to get more trips to the beach than to Lowes or Home Depot...but it usually doesn't work out that way! Darla has had a more permanent presence at the Hawaiian Oasis Bed and Breakfast throughout 2010. We have a full time handy man...'Matt-on-the-Spot' who helps us to maintain everything. We are both physicians, working together in a private practice in northern California. We have grown children who are artists, photographers and fashion designers.
Kona Makai is an amazing complex, beautifully landscaped and peaceful. We especially like that there are no cars within the center of the complex. We wanted a place with high ceilings and a great view. We didn't know the treasure that lay beneath the old carpet ~ a parquet wood floor ~ which our good friend and hardwood master Brant restored to the incredible beauty you see now. After his restoration, nothing short of a complete remodel with top end furnishings would do these floors justice...and the result is one unique and beautiful tropical home we call 'The Love Shack!'
Really quiet (no cars within the complex), swim and snorkel in front of the home, walk to town, a fully stocked home that is meant to be LIVED IN! Great for long stays.