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Surfers & Sunsets-Kona Reef Ocean Front Unit

Bedrooms 1
Space 611 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Watch the Surfers from Your Lanai - Kona Reef Ocean Front Unit

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Light and Airy with direct Ocean Views from the Lanai, Living and Kitchen areas. Large Ocean Front 611 square foot condo with a full 128 square foot Lanai.

This fully equipped Ocean Front 3rd floor condo is located in the low-rise popular Kona Reef complex. Just steps to the Ocean and the white sand beach park next door. It has a short 3 minute walk to shops, open markets and restaurants in the picturesque town of Kailua-Kona. There is free parking for renters (both open or covered), elevators, air conditioning and secured DSL internet access (WIFI).

The Kona Reef complex offers an Oceanfront Salt Water Pool, Jacuzzi / Hot Tub, Gas Grills and Pool Side Dining area.

Note to our repeat guests: Thanks to your suggestions, we've updated a number of features in our unit. We now have a new queen sleeper sofa, reclining lounge chairs for both the lanai and living room, a security screen door to allow for easy enjoyment of the ocean breeze, and new pictures and other decorations. We’ve also gone through the unit and replaced anything that appeared to be getting older or worn such as the refrigerator, dishwasher, laundry center, shower head, lamps, and even the kitchen sink. We hope you’ll appreciate the new look and feel of our Ocean Front Condo.

Please note we have a 5 night minimum rental requirement. (4 Night Min during Summer Season / 10 night minimum for the annual Ironman Competition dates / Other exceptions based on available calendar openings)

To contact the Owner or to book direct call 503-585-2813 (Please leave a message) or email

Keywords: Condominium

Ocean Front

Vacation Home

More Details

Bruce Ahrendt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Bruce Ahrendt

Bruce & Karrie Ahrendt..

Currently living in Salem, Oregon where Bruce retired from the BLM and Karrie from the State of Oregon. We're both very involved with activities at church and in the building and now operation of a Community Hall in South Salem.

Karrie is originally from Mililani, Hi on the island of Oahu. After 30+ years she's slowly making her way back to Hawaii.

Bruce Ahrendt purchased this condo in 2009

Why Bruce Ahrendt chose Kona Coast

We chose the Big Island for it's more relaxed/laid back atmosphere, not to mention the many activities available on the Big Island.

Kona Reef Condos was the logical choice for a vacation rental location. Easy access to the entire Big Island as well as easy walking distance to downtown Kailua, Kona (it's shops, restaurants and Farmer's Market), as well as the beaches and other activities along Alii Drive.

What makes this condo unique

Kona Reef complex comes with a well maintained Jacuzzi and salt water swimming pool, gas grills and a central outdoor dining area with free wifi.

Our unit is located right on the ocean front. The lanai lets you enjoy relaxing or eating while watching the surfers, sea turtles, whales and spinner dolphins or possibly just a front row seat for the Hawaiian sunset.

We try and make our place feel a bit more like a home than just someplace you would rent to stay in. We provide those little extras like snorkle gear, a cooler, beach chairs, beach umbrella, sunscreen, boogie boards, even a pair of binoculars to get a better view of the ships as they sail past. For those needing internet access we have a private, secured wifi router for use inside our unit or on the lanai.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 611 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Valuables Security Safe, Snorkel Gear, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Binoculars, Hair Dryer


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Surfers & Sunsets-Kona Reef Ocean Front Unit
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews

Kona Reef, Room A26

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 nights in June 2017 at Kona Reef. LOVED IT. We were in building A, third floor. The balcony opened up to the ocean just yards away. The view was incredible. The unit was clean and well organized. After booking and prior to arriving, I had wished that the bedroom also had a balcony that opened to the ocean. When I got to the unit I realized it didn't matter. We left the balcony screen doors open to get the roar of the ocean throughout the whole unit. The pool is beautifully located with an ocean view just beyond. The grounds throughout Kona Reef were well maintained with lovely tropical plants & flowers in bloom. The weather was cloudy most afternoons but the clouds would break for sunsets. BEAUTIFUL sunsets from the balcony & everywhere on the property. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This unit exceeded our wish list.

  • 5 of 5

The unit was clean organized and filled with supplies that made out vacation exceptional. The view from the Lenai was wonderful and we enjoyed time watching the surfers. The system for getting into the unit and the availability of keys was very well planned and made it easy for us to immediately move in and enjoy the amenities of the facility. Initially we had a screen door that was broken, but a call to the caretaker quickly took care of the problem. Everyone associated with the unit was pleasant and made us feel comfortable. I especially appreciated the personal contact that we received from the owner Bruce Ahrendt. He obviously cares about his unit and the people that use it.

We look forward to a future stay in Kona and will definitely reserve this unit.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for family vacations

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Bruce and Karrie's condo. Wonderful view from the lanai, with 100% of the noise of the waves ! Prefect place to enjoy sunsets from the swimming pool or even the hot tub !

Everything you need for the daily life is available. Short and beautiful walk to the main attractions (market, restaurants), very convenient. I recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Best stocked condo we've rented plus wonderful ocean exposure.

  • 5 of 5

One of our favorite condos at Kona Reef. Well stocked with everything we needed. Loved watching the whales cavort in front of the lanai!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't be Happier -- Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has it all! No need to bring beach towels, snorkel gear, cooler ...

Loved being able to cook and eat on the OCEAN FRONT Lani. Watched boogie boarders, turtles even dolphins right from the condo -- btw, there's also pair of binoculars to use!

Location -- perfect -- walking distance to Farmers Market, shops, restaurants, ... BEACH right next door. Great snorkel spots just down the road as well as around the island.

Highly recommend and can hardly wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Worth a repeat

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic view! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this third floor, oceanfront condo. Relaxing on the lanai, we had an unobstructed view of: waves crashing on the lava rock shoreline, turtles in the tide pools, birds, dolphins, whales, people enjoying various watersports, and beautiful Hawaiian sunsets. The condo was clean, tastefully decorated and the owner provided everything we needed for a great vacation including a well equipped kitchen, paper products, laundry supplies, and beach necessities. The owner was easy to deal with and responded quickly to any questions we had.

The Kona Reef Resort is within an easy 5-10 minute walk to the shops, restaurants and Farmer’s Market of Kailua-Kona. The complex has a pool, hot tub, sun deck, and barbeque area that look out onto the ocean. Everything was clean, well maintained and the grounds are nicely landscaped. Parking is free and we made several day trips to other parts of the Big Island.

We had a wonderful time at this condo and have already booked our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Car: recommended

One of the best snorkeling beaches on the island is only a few miles south of Kona Reef. KaHalu’u Beach Park lets you get up close and personal with the Green Sea Turtles (protected don’t touch) and a large variety of tropical fish.

Some of our favorite places to go are:

• Kona Farmers' market - downtown Kona, Wed – Sun.

• Hilo Farmers' market - Wed., & Sat. only

• Akaka Falls near Hilo

• Waipio Valley (need 4 wheel drive if you actually go down into the valley – nice overlook for those like me that go for the view)

• Volcano National Park

• Hapuna Beach Park & many other beautiful beaches

• Several Kona Coffee Plantations, if you enjoy coffee

• Macademian nut farms

• Waikaloa Village shopping center

• South Point, the southernmost point in the US

• There are several historical sites on Alii Street alone

For eateries:

• Bite Me for fresh Seafood

• Costco, lots of local food items

• Kona Inn Restaurant

• Huggo's

• Volcano House

• Mrs. Barry's Kona Cookies

My favorite activity is to pick up some good steak or seafood, grill it on the gas grills located near the pool at Kona Reef and sit back and eat on the Lanai of our unit, relaxing and watching the waves, surfers, boats, dolphins and other marine life.


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
Last Minute Special
Jun 22 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Ironman 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 16 2017
10 night minimum stay
Peak 2018
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Peak 2019
Jan 1 2019 - Mar 15 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

5 night minimum booking required unless otherwise noted.
Ironman Competition $2450 flat rate for 10 nights or less.

• $200 Refundable Security Deposit due at time of Reservation. $85 Cleaning Fee.
• Rental Rates are for 2. 3rd & 4th person at $10/night/person.
• Hawaii GET and Transient Lodging Tax @ 13.416% -- Hawaii Tax ID# GE-169-881-3952-01 TA-169-881-3952-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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