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Killer Oceanviews. Feel the Spray on Your Face. Watch Whales!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,148 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Come and enjoy 'Kona Refuge', our vacation condo at Kona Makai. Kona Makai is a top choice for Kona accommodations.  It has the best gardens, ask anyone, and those gardens are looking better than ever. See great sunsets and maybe even a green flash.

Enjoy whale watching from our 3rd floor lanai or listen to the ocean surf lullaby you to sleep.

Fully furnished turn key for your enjoyment. Complete remodel in 2005. Tile floors throughout, stone counter-tops, new washer & dryer, new dishwasher, new stove, new frig, new microwave.  Very well equipped kitchen, you will find all the same utensils you have at home. Cable & flat-screen TV, stereo. The bathrooms even have hairdryers.

This 2 bedroom with loft is located on the top floor offering the best views. This suite accommodates 6 comfortably with a Cal King, Queen and 2 twins as well as a queen sofa sleeper. Views from the lanai include ocean,pool and garden views! Come and enjoy this wonderful Oceanfront community and this romantic unit. AC included at this time please use with consideration.

For detailed rate information, click on 'Manager Info' above, and then the link under 'Links to more information'. That will provide an online quote giving a full break down of all taxes, fees and discounts

Click on 'Send Email' above right (in the Manager box) to reserve Kona Refuge @ Kona Makai

Keywords: Condo

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Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1148 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Glass Block walk-in Shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Ceiling Fan, AC Unit, View of Ocean
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , California King, Ceiling Fan, AC, View of ocean front,
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen Sofa Sleeper (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Community Exercise Room, Community Weight Room, two tennis courts


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Killer Oceanviews. Feel the Spray on Your Face. Watch Whales!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Great place to stay---close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay close to Kailua and found the Kona Makai to be just just right--only 5 minutes by car or 20 minute walk to town. Our top floor unit had a loft for some extra teen room and the two twins in the 2nd bedroom provided great sleeping flexibility. Kitchen was well stocked as promised and we cooked at the BBQs most nights--never having to wait and enjoying the fraternity with others. For sunset, we joined the others by the water since our balcony didn't view that direction--but all good again with just a short walk and plenty of plastic glasses in stock. They are serious about the pool rules with a vigilant manager on site--no kids after 8pm and all out by 9pm. Never had a problem with parking, though spots are assigned and you will have to walk a bit. Can always double park a bit for loading & unloading. Accessing the water for snorkeling just off the rocks there was not hard for adults (watch others first!), but not something for kids. Just down the road was the perfect easy access place though (Kahaluu Bay). Long sandy beaches aren't to be found in the south, but about an hour north is plenty (Hapuna perfect for boogie boarding). And don't miss the Volcano National Park! Overall, great location and nice place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Experience

  • 4 of 5

Good location within the complex. Great view from lanai. Enough space for 5 of us comfortably for a week. Having beach/pool towels as well as snorkeling eqmt available was a nice perk. Great snorkeling right off the shoreline in front of condos. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right

  • 4 of 5

Great property, well located, no problems, just as advertised, enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fremont, CA/San Francisco Bay Area, California

Right on the ocean. Very quiet, relaxing complex. Wonderful vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 had a fabulous time in Kailua Kona. The condo had every accommodation. The beds were comfortable. The condo was very roomy for 5 adults/teens. The kitchen had every amenity including bakeware, BBQ utensils, etc. Closets contained extra bedding and outdoor adventure items such as snorkeling gear, boogie boards, lounge chairs for the beach, beach towels. Very nice condo. The view from the lanai was spectacular. Even when it rained late one night, the sound from the open lanai windows was spectacular! The condo is also very centrally located. My husband and I walked into Kailua town/pier almost every morning early for coffee/breakfast. The views along the way were fantastic. Took lots of pictures! We drove all over the island. Into Hilo one day through beautiful Waimea. Drove to the beaches near Waikaloa and up to Kawi. Drove south to fantastic snorkeling beaches and my teenaged daughter even made us stop at a tie-dye shop along Hwy 11 where we all purchased a work of art! Very enjoyable vacation made even better by this wonderful condo. Would not recommend for handicapped people because there are 3 small flights of stairs. Also would not recommend for families with small children because it seems some of the resident condo owners are not very happy about having small children around. We did have one resident confront us when our teenaged son was fishing off the lava rocks directly in front of our condo. There were no signs posted that we could not fish and we even confirmed with management but she was very unhappy with us. The condo mgmt is very good about having rules posted around the complex, however. Overall, a fantastic stay for our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon, USA

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

There were 21 of us all staying at the Kona Makai. Some of the condos in our group were better than others. Ours was perfect. Very clean and we'll stocked with dishes, towels, etc. my husband and I shares the master bedroom and one of our sons had one bedroom and the other took the loft. 4 of us stayed in the condo but it would have easily accommodated 8 people. We whew extremely satisfied with the accommodations. The kitchen was absolutely awesome. Lots to do in Kona. We snorkels, went to turtle bay and queen Anne's bath and drove a bit to hike down to a black sand beach. Last time we wew there we saw the volcano and visited botanical gardens in Hiio. Would not recommend this property for disabled persons since no elevator to third floor. Since the island is so big, would need to rent a car unless planning on just going into town.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Stevens, WA/USA

FANTASTIC Location for Your Family Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely GREAT!!! Kona Makai was a wonderfully relaxing place for a family of 5, that we would highly recommend to others. It was very spacious, had every amenity you could think of and those you would have only thought you'd have at home. The grounds we immaculate, great pool that the whole family enjoyed and having the ability to BBQ dinners by the ocean and watch the sunset was one of our favorite things to do!! The property location was perfect, we were able to go to the Farmers Market daily and be very local to all the beautiful sights of the island. There are only good things to say about the wonderful condo at the Kona Makai!! You should book your vacation today!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer '17 - Low Season
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
IronMan '17
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
Fall '17
Oct 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $156
Tax Rate 13.41%

Rates and Taxes above are an approximation and do not include taxes, fees or available discounts. VRBO's methods for providing a quote to guests is severely limited and does not meet Hawaii law.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
10% discount starts after 6 nights,
15% discount starts after 12 nights,
30% discount starts after 18 nights
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Hawaii Tax ID #TA-009-540-8128-01

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