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Beautiful, Clean, Well Decorated Oceanfront Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

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.

Please visit our website if you're interested, you can just do a web search for, 'ihu nui vacation rentals' if you would like. You can see many more pictures, and get some other information. We hope to speak to you soon!

Hawaii TAX ID #TA-110-719-7952-01, #GE-110-719-7952-01

On Island Contact: Sherill Passos

Keywords: Condo

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About The Owner

We just had some sashimi and garlic bread, watched the sunset, and we couldn't be happier!

The Owner purchased this condo in 2003

Why The Owner chose Kona Coast

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.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Clean, Well Decorated Oceanfront Studio
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Gorgeous ocean front condo

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Mr Rosa was super flexible. The condo is beautifully decorated and he location is superb.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Charlie! Hope to see you back soon for a longer stay! Cheers! Rick and Colleen
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Central location, great "in house" amenities

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very well maintained; clean, full of every possible kitchen gadget, picnic supplies and outdoor supplies! Clearly, Rick (owner) takes great pride in his condo and it shows! From the time of booking until we got home, Rick was kind and helpful and replied quickly to all of our inquiries.

We would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori: Happy New Year to you! Thanks so much for your kind review. We hope you can come back soon! It's such a tiny little place but so perfect for where you are! Cheers! Rick and Colleen
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this condo for 9 days and would not have chosen any other place. The location is right in the centre of town, across from the beach and near all the shops. It was a minute walk to the local market, which was very handy. The room itself is comfortable and has everything we needed to be self-sufficient. By staying here you also have access to a pool/spa and WIFI. It's a very affordable option; I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Malini: Happy Saturday to you! Thanks for the kind review! We hope you can come back soon and even stay longer! Thanks again! Cheers Rick and Colleen
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Great studio

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind thoughts! We love the place also but don't get there as often as we would like!
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San Ramon, CA

Just Adorable

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you come back soon! Mahalo! Rick and Colleen
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Glendive, MT

Absolutely fantastic! Exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve and Lisa: Thanks for the kind review! You need to get back soon for a longer stay! My wife and I hope soon we will be able to enjoy it for more than our 2 weeks a year! Come back soon! Thanks! Rick and Colleen PS. Our on Island caretaker Sherill said you left our place like you had never been there! Believe me if not she always lets us know! We appreciate those that treat our tiny studio like their own! thanks again!
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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

clean fee 6 nights or < $75
Tax Rate 13.25%

$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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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