|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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My wife and I spent several years going to this condo as our vacation get away, and were finally able to buy it. We feel that the location is the best in the Kona Islander Inn complex, and the view is wonderful. We have spent lots of time living there, and have put lots of effort into decorating it.
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Hawaii TAX ID #W30322386-01
On Island Contact: Sherill Passos
We just had some sashimi and garlic bread, watched the sunset, and we couldn't be happier!
The Owner purchased this condo in 2003
This studio condo was a dream come true for my wife and I when we purchased it in
February 2003 from Linda and Grant Baseman. We feel that it is the nicest studio in
the Kona Islander complex.
This sweet little studio on the second floor in the Kona Islander Inn compares very well to other condos we have rented at this location over the years. It is nicely decorated and has the amenities necessary for a lovely vacation. The pricing is very reasonable. The view is diagonally towards the ocean and you can hear the waves crashing from the lanai. The Inn is close to everything in downtown Kona. Renting a car is not necessary if you like an in-town vacation.
This is a small studio, decorated perfectly. It has everything you would need, including an electric kettle for us Irish nationalist who need their tea in the morning and evening. Don't expect a full kitchen here though, it has a small fridge that fits under the counter, a microwave, and an electric plugin hot plate that isn't high powered enough to really cook, coupled with a lack of counter space, the kitchen area is really for breakfast cereal, pastries, cold sandwich stuff, maybe fry an egg. However the location is perfect, all restruants in downtown Kona are no farther then a 1 min walk outside the back gate. Yes the parking situation sucks, but again after our days activities like beach, scuba, volcano, we just parked the car for the evening and walked downtown, so the lack of parking was never an issue for us. Cool Place!!!
We stayed at three vacation rentals during our stay on the Big Island (on different sides of the Island). This was by far - BY FAR - the best. The apartment is small, but we did not go to Hawaii to sit inside, so not a problem, and there was plenty of room for getting around, making quick meals, etc. The shower is pretty cramped for a guy my size, but it worked fine. The apartment is decorated very nicely - great Hawaiian theme, but not overdone.....just right. The lanai is terrific and offers a beautiful view of the grounds and ocean, which is just across the street. The bed was comfortable. The location can't be beat - right in the middle of the action on Alii street, but the grounds make it feel isolated from the hustle and bustle. Bubba Gumps right across the street. A lot of people have complained about parking, and since there are only enough parking spaces to accommodate about a third of the rooms, I understand why, but we never had any problem parking. The unit is very well stocked with everything you might need. While there is no beach right at the apartment, there are several up and down Alii street - short drives. There is a wonderful farmers market almost right next door. We walked to the Island Breeze Luau. It is just a great location. As for driving, we did a lot of that too, and it was easy to get everywhere from the apartment. Kona is pretty small with only a few main streets, so it doesn't take long to learn how to navigate. I was amazed at how conveniently we were located to everything in town. The only real bad thing is it is on the second floor and thre is no elevator, which was a bit of a problem for my wife as she has a bad back. Communication with the owners was EXCELLENT and everything was exactly as described. Very kind people. The price was reasonable. I really hope we have an opportunity to stay here again. I do not believe we would even consider staying anywhere else. My very favorite thing about this condo, and maybe my favorite part of the whole trip, was opening the lanai door at night when we went to bed and listening to the ocean surf crash against the rocks as I drifted off to sleep. It was absolutely amazing. I even recorded about 10 minutes of it just so I can replay it now that I am back at home.
We have enjoyed whole stay in this studio. Very very clean and in very good location, great sea view, no beach next to (10-15 min walk to small beach) but best way to explore this island and the beaches is by renting car and then you can find everything in the flat what you need for beach. There is two lots of stairs to go up so if you feel you can handle your luggage and shift up - this condo is good for you:) The communication with owner is excellent. Internet nice and quick. One thing I would add it's safe box just to have peace of mind . You can leave at the reception safe box but I would prefer in the condo but this is my personal view. I would highly recommend to everyone this place as is one of my favourite and I would suggest to the owner to create a nice name for this place so it could get nice reviews on tripadvisor as the one on tripadvisor is for all aparapartmentstments and some of the other apartments are giving bad reviews for all.
This condo exceeded our expectations! It is perfectly located to everything, we walked everywhere. In our two month stay we rented a car for only one week to explore the rest of the Island. We had some problems getting mail at first, but the ladies at the front desked were very helpful in getting it fixed and to us. The condo has a beautiful view of the ocean. We would leave the door open and fall asleep to the sound of the waves on the shore. The condo is very clean and perfectly organized. Anything we needed was available, sewing kit, sun screen, snorkel gear, hats, everything! The bed was very comfortable. There are some stairs but nothing too strenuous, good exercise. We will be back!!!
This was perfect for us! It was right downtown in the middle of Kona. We enjoyed the scenery from the balcony and all the availability of the restaurants and shops within walking distance. The owners were the best! We would definitely stay again and suggest others to stay there as well.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|clean fee 6 nights or <||$75|
$75.00 Cleaning fee of 6 nights or less. All final booking done when you receive your confirmation from the owner only.
Pet's are not allowed in the complex. no smoking complex Thanks! Rick and Colleen Rosa (owners)
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.