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Spacious 2BR/2BA Condo - Ocean View, Above it All, Oceanside Pool, Wi/Fi, A/C

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6), Wi/Fi, Best Partial Ocean View

This SPACIOUS 2 BR 2 BA corner Condo is the largest at Kona Shores (1,000 sq ft of living space) and the only 2 BR 2 BA unit at this facility; it is referred to as "the Penthouse of Kona Shores" by long-term residents. This CORNER Condo has a good partial OCEAN VIEW (best at Kona Shores) from the living room and deck. It is in the most private section of the complex. Open the front door to a hardwood entry hall, then after passing the kitchen, step-down 5" to a living room surrounded by glass; look out to palms and gardens to the North--and the ocean and more landscaping to the West.

The living room has sliding glass doors to north and west portions of a 400 sq ft WRAP-AROUND LANAI. Enjoy eating and relaxing at the confluence of north and west decks--and taking in the views including tops of Golden-fruited palms complete with green day geckos. On the north lanai there is a shelver with swimming and snorkeling supplies, ice chest(s), and sometimes boogie boards. There are 3 wall air conditioners: one in the living room near the kitchen; one in the MA Bedroom; and one in the 2nd Bedroom.

In the MASTER BEDROOM you will find a King-size bed, 1 "Queen" wicker chair, one lounger chair, a chest of drawers, Hawaiian decorations and a glass slider and windows to the North landscaping, which drops off 30 feet to the back of a parking lot of the complex next door--no buildings interfering with your privacy in this bedroom! The Master Bath has a jacuzzi tub, make-up table and a large double closet. The SECOND BEDROOM is at the opposite end of the unit from the MaBR. It has two twin beds, a chest of drawers, and a glass slider-door onto the covered West deck (lanai). Clamps and linens are provided in the closet to convert the twin beds into a king-size bed. This bedroom is entered via a small foyer near the main door. At one end of the BR is a door to a FULL BATH having sink, high shelf-stacker for linens, and a tub-shower. The double-closet fills most of one wall.

A KITCHEN RE-MODEL was completed in June 2015, including NEW cabinets, GRANITE counter-tops, and new flooring. Inside the kitchen are a new refrigerator, a gas stove, a utility closet, and extra storage space at the entry end. A coffee-maker, microwave, 4 slice-toaster, and all dishes, pots and pans, and cooking and serving implements are provided. An eating bar is shared with the living room

There are small step-downs when entering the living room and the foyer to the 2nd Bedroom. ADDITIONAL SLEEPING is in the living room with a sofa-bed. Linens are provided in the MaBR closet or in 2nd BR closet. Eating outside with private views of tops of golden-fruited palms complete with green day geckos is pleasant and relaxful. This condo is a top floor (second floor) unit--no noise above you! Two ASSIGNED PARKING SPOTS are in a secluded section of the grounds directly down 1 1/2 stories. The commercial-style laundry is down-stairs on the way to your car.

The BBQ area and fantastic ocean-side POOL are on the Western border of the property; the pool is perhaps the best for SWIMMING (big enough) and VIEWS (waves breaking and great Sunsets) along all of Allii Dr. The Condo is at Kona Shores, which is 1 miles south of Kailua village (and immediately south of a larger complex, Sea Village) on the OCEAN-SIDE of Alii Drive. It is in the northwest corner of the facility--furthest from the road and nearest the ocean. The address is 75-6008 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

Pets are NOT allowed, No Smoking in unit or in Lanais.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Glen
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Glen

Ginny is now a retired Nurse, having practiced in several specialties and taught Nursing at the College level for many years; 20 yrs at San Jose State Univ. (Professor) and Sonoma State Univ. She loves out-doors, back-packing, swimming, and since our Honeymoon (photo) snorkeling. Glen is a retired business executive of Pharmaceutical and more recently Biotechnology companies. He has a pharmacy degree and an MBA. Growing up he participated in several sports and later focused on water-skiing, snorkeling, and back-packing. Both of us were born in California--she in Oakland, he in Santa Cruz. We both attended college at UC Berkeley and UCSF. Glen got his MBA at Harvard. Our most favorite vacations are to Ginny's family cabin in Yosemite and our Hawaii properties. We live in a house that we completed building in 2000 on Glen's family mountain-top property in Soquel (Santa Cruz), CA

Glen purchased this condo in 1999

Why Glen chose Kona Coast

Over the years Glen traveled to Hawaii many times, mainly Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. Ginny and Glen went to several Hawaii islands on their Honeymoon in 1985. (Picture is at Kona Village) We have owned a time-share in Waikiki, a lovely condo at Poipu Beach in Kauai, and several vacation and long-term condos on the Big Island. Our favorite place to visit became Hawaii for the sports (e.g. snorkeling), sites all over the island, variety of scenery, birds, and the fact that this island is not yet ruined by Tourism and population. We now own properties only in KONA.

What makes this condo unique

We stayed at Kona Shores annually since 1985 (now over 30 years). We loved the PRIVACY of the North wing of this complex. In 1998 the lovely northwest, first floor, corner unit became available. Glen had seen it while helping a renter fix screens. We were lucky enough to buy this unit. Of course, every one in the mainly long-term renter/owner units was envious about the large corner unit directly above our 1 BR. A year later it became for sale at about $50,000 below previous asking prices. Again, we were lucky enough to purchase this unit. We love the open, spacious, above it all, good partial ocean view impact of the unit and the very private location within the complex. (This unit was built by the original contractor for Kona Shores for himself; he also built the special corner unit below, reportedly for one of his relatives.)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay in your condo very much. Although we spent time in Waikiki afterwards, I enjoyed Kailua-Kona much more. The condo was comfortable and perfectly located. We paarticularly enjoyed the selection of books on the fish, birds and flowers of the big island. It was so nice to be ale to identify what we were seeing.

This was my first visit to the state of Hawaii, but I hope it won't be my last. I would not hesitate to book your condo again if I ever have the chance to return to Kailua-Kona.
Nov 2009
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Amenities

Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Phone & Answering Machine, 2 assigned Parking Spots, Laundrette is nearby in facility

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Spacious 2BR/2BA Condo - Ocean View, Above it All, Oceanside Pool, Wi/Fi, A/C
average rating of 4.75 based on 56 reviews
Bainbridge Island, WA
5

Great Kona vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our first visit to the Big Island. We stayed at the "penthouse" for three full weeks and it became our island home. We loved the location, close to downtown and activities. We loved coffee on the ocean view lanai - watching dolphins and even whales. The unit was spacious, private, quiet and great for two couples. Our very favorite thing in Kona was watching the sunsets every evening from the ocean front pool. It was a great place to meet people, enjoy the view and watch whales spouting, and even breaching, right in front of the pool. It was an amazing visit - we will be back next year! - Julie and Joe

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic, Centrally Located, Second Floor Perch, With a Wrap Around Lanai!

  • 5 of 5

We just loved our stay in this Condo!.....the mornings and afternoons on the lanai were fun, with gecko, birds, and a non-resort feel. We had four bar-b-q's during our stay, down near the pool/ocean at the community grill. A great way to meet the locals, and hear more about island life. The place is clean, bright, and had all we needed for a comfortable stay. We would gladly stay there again....and I personally loved the retro-decorating, --a sentimental taste of an era now gone.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great base camp for the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

This upper floor, corner unit condo exceeded our expectations. It has decks on two sides, a fun decor and was stocked with coolers, snorkel gear, boogie boards and other beach gear. Glen was a pleasure to deal with...all in all the perfect place for us. We look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

Great location within the quiet complex, close to town, very pleasant owner

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of five adults and shared this wonderful two bedroom and two bathroom condo. The complex is quiet, near the ocean, well maintained and offers really handy access to Kailua-Kona. The suite itself is spacious and very comfortable. The kitchen has been updated and the master ensuite is WOW! The huge wrap-around lanai offers peek-a-boo views and lots of geckos. Air conditioning works well, beds are comfortable, even the futon in the living room. The two parking spaces are very convenient, only steps to the stairs that lead almost directly to the upper corner unit. Only drawback we found is that both bathrooms are ensuite style, so the fifth adult had to come through one of the two bedrooms to use a bathroom. Fortunately, we are all friends and it wasn't an issue. I'd stay again next time I'm in town and needing a two bedroom condo. Bedrooms are on opposite ends of this large unit and it truly felt like home. Lovely owner too who has been a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is a detailed, very correct, good description of the Condo by our Guest of Dec. 5. Thank you for the thoughtful write-up.
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5

Really Great Place

  • 5 of 5

The condo layout is perfect for multiple parties with separate sleeping areas, a central kitchen and living room area for visiting and a spacious wrap-around lanai. We enjoyed our stay so much! Thanks for providing beach and snorkeling equipment too. We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Kona "Wonderful" Shores

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed your condo so much, everything was clean and organized and easy to find whatever we wanted to use. Loved sitting on the lanai and watching the happenings of the area....cruise ships, para-sailing, jumping dolphins, geckos, birds, etc.......Hope to return in a couple years and will be asking to rent again. Was a pleasure to work with Glen and was happy to receive our deposit back.....Mahalo....

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
May 5 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$115
$700
$2,520
 
 
Ironman dates
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
$155
$1,050
 
 
High Season 17/18
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 15 2018
6 night minimum stay
$155
$1,050
$3,920
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
$910
$3,360
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Reservation & Security Deposit of $200 is not to be subtracted from Final Full Payment; returned after visit
Ironman Dates are High Season
Cancellation Policy: Deposit will not be returned if cancellation is within 60 days of arrival date. Rental payments will not be returned if withing 30 days of arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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