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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 566 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

We love it here at our condo at Kona Isle and think you will too. We are in an oceanfront complex on Alii Dr. and have great views of the ocean, pool, palm trees and flowers from our unit. We are located in Building B, away from the street and on the quieter side of our small complex. In 2010 we remodeled the kitchen and opened it up to the living room. We replaced the countertops, added a ceiling fan and new cabinet hardware. Now there is a breakfast bar to eat at and the Kona breeze can circulate so much better now. We also painted the living room, kitchen and hallway. We replaced the plastic white chairs on the lanai with teak ones. In 2011 we replaced the bathroom vanity top and faucet and added a new storage cabinet for toiletries. We also painted the bathroom and bedroom. In 2012 we painted the interior trim and doors, front door and lanai. We also bought a new large flat screen tv and a new a/c unit in November of 2014. All the flooring is either tile or Pergo wood--no spotted or dirty carpets! 2015 updates include a new futon cover and accent pillows and a new dishwasher. In Feb. 2017 we replaced the kitchen stove with a new glass top range, replaced the microwave and added colorful seat cushions to the lanai chairs. We also added a mattress topper for those of you who like a softer bed. It is removable if you prefer a firmer sleep.

We have lots of open green space and beautiful landscaping here at Kona Isle. Everything is situated on or near the beach. There are grills and picnic tables for enjoying meals and we provide picnic baskets and trays to take your food down. You can snooze or read in the shade under the palm trees or lounge in the chairs and get a tan in the Kona sun. Watch for the famous green flash that comes at the end of our beautiful sunsets. Our newly re-tiled pool is solar heated and the pool shower has been updated with new tile, too. Next door is a saltwater pool that is fun when the surf is high. Our lanai is a great place to read, play cards or just catch the ocean breeze. We spot whales and spinner dolphins from our lanai in the winter months.

You can walk to craft and farmer's markets from our condo or ride the Hele-On bus or Keauhou Shuttle into Kona town or Keauhou for more shopping. There is a convenience/liquor store just a quick walk north on Alii. Snorkeling and deep sea fishing are spectacular here. Use our beach equipment, boogie board, towels and cooler for fun in the sun up and down the coast. And, of course, the volcano is a must see!

Hawaii is a fun, spiritual, beautiful island and our condo is located conveniently for you to see it all. When you make a reservation we can help you find the best deals on rental cars, the freshest produce, the most flavorful Kona coffee and beaches where you can spot turtles and not many tourists. Rest assured that you will have a clean, fun place here to call home while you explore the island. We replace the linens, towels and pillows frequently for your comfort and our housekeeper lives nearby if anything needs attention.

Thanks for viewing. We'll provide our annually updated guides to our favorite beaches, restaurants and fun spots to visit with every reservation. Give us a call or email us for more information.

If you find you need a larger condo please check out our other listing on VRBO#850396. It is at Alii Villas and is 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for up to 4 people. This is just up the street and is direct oceanfront. If by chance the Kona Isle condo is booked, email me and I'll quote you a discounted price on the 2 bedroom unit.

Mahalo. Janet and Fred

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More Details

Owner
Janet
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Janet

Aloha. We have been coming to Hawaii for over 20 years and the moment we landed in Kona I felt like I was 'Home'. The island has that effect on people. Fred and I have been in the building/remodeling business and most recently worked as home inspectors for 12 years. We stay in our unit every year so we keep it in shape, updated and fresh.

Janet purchased this condo in 2000

Why Janet chose Kona Coast

We stayed at many different condominium complexes while vacationing in Hawaii, but none of them are as welcoming, green and relaxing as Kona Isle. One of the nicest things about being here is that it is a small condo complex so there are always chairs available at the pool and beach. The condos and pool are arranged to view the ocean, not a parking lot or the street as some other complexes are. Our on-site condo manager, Brian, is very helpful and friendly and takes pride in making sure Kona Isle is a great place to stay. So, in 2000 we bought our unit and have been sharing it with family and friends ever since. Hawaii has so many unique features and places to enjoy that you will want to return again and again as we do.

What makes this condo unique

As owners and guests ourselves, we try to anticipate your needs, so we have spices in the cabinet for you, extra light bulbs, shampoos and soaps, kleenex, laundry soap and plenty of cooking utensils, etc. If you find anything is not up to your standards we ask you to call or email us immediately and we will take care of it. We ask you to care for our condo in the spirit of Aloha and enjoy your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say we had a great time in Kona last week. Thanks for renting your condo to us. It was especially nice to have beach supplies to use. We really appreciated those. My daughter loved the pool and is a big fan of the ocean! (her first time in the ocean). Mahalo, Jennie.
Oct 2013
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Amenities

Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 566 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) Very comfortable with new comforter, shams and sheets. New pillow top in Feb. 2017. Futons (1) Very comfortable futon sleeps 1. Guests have commented on how great they sleep on it.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach chairs, sunshade umbrellas that attach to beach chairs, cooler, tatami mats, beach/pool towels, snorkel equipment, adult boogie board, guide books, cookbooks. We leave extra shampoo, soaps, spices, and a hairdryer for guest use. Just look in the cabinets if you need something!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.811321 based on 54 reviews
5

Beautiful quiet well kept peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Kona Isle was exactly what we were looking for. The grounds are perfectly kept and beautiful, peaceful with a great sunset watching beach and wonderful BBQ area. The complex is older but is clean and well cared for and honestly we really enjoyed the fact that many of the residents have owned their units for years and years and spend many months a year there themselves. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We would definitly recommend this property and should we choose to return to Kona would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear you had a great time and would stay with us again. Kona Isle is a gem that a lot of people don't know about. Many owners, as you said, have owned for years and come every year to spend several months there. There are even guests who have been coming every year and renting for 20 years or more. It is a peaceful place with a great setting and although a little older than some complexes, the board and the resident manager and the owners really care about their little slice of paradise and want to keep it a beautiful place. There's a beach chair waiting for your return! Mahalo and Aloha.
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5

Great location and value!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed 11 nights at this condo. Condo was well equipped and had all basics plus more. We enjoyed the pool a couple of days, BBQ'd at night down on the beach area but mainly we used it as home base for enjoying all the Big Island has to offer. Beach items were helpful for checking out various beaches and there were a few condiments in fridge plus some spices (we left a few more). We've stayed at Kona Isle before and like it's atmosphere, location along with it's a great value. Janet was easy to work with and responsive. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review, Katherine. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and continue to come back to Kona Isle. It is a special place and as you said, a good value for an oceanfront complex in Hawaii. Thanks for leaving some more spices. I know lots of guests eat out a large part of the time on vacation, but I like to cook and having at least a few basics for a recipe saves a trip to the store. After all, there are so many other fun ways to spend your time! Come back again. Aloha, Janet
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5

On Kona for a wedding and to visit friends that live in Kona

  • 5 of 5

The condo is as described, very well equipped, but not cluttered. The grounds are well maintained. We used the barbecues and watched the sunsets most nights during our stay. In the afternoons we used the lounge chairs and enjoyed the ocean. We entertained friends one evening at the barbecue area and that did not seem to be a problem with the manager.

Janet made the booking process very easy. She responds to e-mails in a timely manner. Prior to arrival she sends easy directions and check in procedures. We have visited Kona several times and her directions and recommendations are right on! I wish all VRBO property owners were as easy to work with. I would certainly rent the condo again, hopefully net time for a extended stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, Barbara for such a lovely review. I am glad you found me easy to work in the booking and check-in process. I try to make a guest's vacation exactly what it should be---a vacation! Hopefully you can come back again for a longer stay. The beach and barbecue area are wonderful places to relax and share a day or evening with guests. We welcome you back anytime. Janet
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4

Kona condo with amazing ocean view

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the condo and had a great time. The condo was clean and the pictures from the lanai of the ocean were spot on!! We would stay here again only longer. Spent most of our time relaxing on the lanai and by the ocean reading.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a review, Kathy. We are glad you had a great time and would want to come back again, but for a longer stay next time. Relaxing is what it is all about and the lanai and beach are a great place to do that. Mahalo and Aloha. Janet and Fred
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5

Fantastic Condo at Kona Isle

  • 5 of 5

Janet and Fred are great hosts! Every step of the process they were very helpful and responsive, from booking our reseration to mailing us some items that we'd left behind. Thanks so much for making our stay a vacation we'll never forget.

The condo is extremely well stocked with everything you would want, located close to town (you can walk into Kona), & right on the beautiful ocean! Walk out your back door & watch the whales!! Thanks so much for a wonderful time, we will return...

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Cliff. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you found us helpful and responsive. I am glad you got your package of items you left behind. It was no trouble to mail them to you. Come back again. Aloha, Janet and Fred
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5

Beautiful, quiet and quaint condo complex with everything you need for a relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful and relaxing six days at the Kona Isle and I'm pretty sure we are destined to come back one day :) The condo was exactly as described and the view was even better. Janet was extremely helpful throughout the booking process and even all the way up through our departure from the mainland with tips and suggestions on where to go and what to do (even while staying in Hilo). The aluminum foil, ziplock bags and reusable grocery bags were a nice touch, as we use those things frequently when vacation renting and it was so nice not to have to buy them! We used the community grills one night during one of the most beautiful Hawaiian sunsets - picture perfect!

Since we came early in the season, a lot of the owners were still around for their "winter living." They are all so sweet and it gave a nice community feel to the property. A neighbor even let us borrow a pool key to hangout for the day after checkout while waiting on our flight in the evening - bonus!

Thanks for sharing your little slice of heaven with us, Janet and Fred!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a wonderful time at our condo and do hope you come back again. It is nice to know you used and appreciated my tips and suggestions on restaurants, things to do and shopping. I think it really helps guests to have some ideas about places, etc. from someone who has lived in Hawaii and loved it for so many years. And, having some essentials for you to use so that you don't have to buy a lot of necessities here, just makes a vacation less hurried. I am glad you found Kona Isle welcoming and beautiful. That is one of the reasons we love it, too. Aloha, Janet and Fred
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
KOA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Don's Mai Tai
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots of options within 1 mile
Nearest Beach
On-site
Car: recommended

Volcano watching, Scuba diving, Manta ray viewing, Whale watching, Snuba, Coffee farm tours and tastings, On-site book lending library, Saltwater pool next door that is fun if the waves are high, ziplines, royal palace tours, historical museums, pickleball and tennis.

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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Ironman Event
Oct 4 2017 - Oct 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017/2018
Nov 15 2017 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
$125
$840
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$110
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Hawaii tax id is TA-151-640-0640-01 and GE-151-640-0640-01.
Third guest incurs an additional charge of $10 per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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