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Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

170 feet from shoreline.....And some of the *only* shoreline that features a beach, tide pools and ocean side lawns complete with loungers!

Island owners' personal seaside getaway with ocean views from the sofa, bed and balcony.

Beautifully maintained older unit--Complete renovation in late 2012. Latest “Upgrade” —March 2017.

Stylishly appointed, this 4 room studio suite (478sq.ft.) was designed with comfort foremost in mind. Commodious seating, 500+TC bedding, a Simmon's Cal-King mattress (w/foam topper!) and quality bath linens are just a few of the “upscale” amenities. The cool blue and stone colored walls compliment the contemporary furnishings, clean lines, hardwoods, bamboo flooring and oriental carpets. Waves play in the floor to ceiling beveled mirror wall panel. The Asian art found throughout the apartment (museum puttied in place to prevent accidents) lends an exotic air to the décor.

The same care to detail is shown throughout the rest of the suite. An oriental folding privacy screen placed in front of the opened door (heavy high security screen door w/serious lock) gives you air flow on 3 sides~~ah, those island breezes. This is rare in a condo. Combined with the efficient ceiling fan, you’ll find little need for the air-con. Of course, air con is available at all times.

Settle in on the super comfy Italian love-seat, put your feet up on the ottoman and watch a little NETFLIX (on the DVD player) on those "stay-in" evenings. AFTER you catch the sunset!

*For those of you celebrating a special occasion: Rest assured that we go the extra mile to insure that it is, indeed, a *very special* occasion. Dark chocolate covered macadamia nuts and a NICE chilled Chardonnay will be waiting for you to enjoy.


 'The Kona Bali Kai'.  Midway down Ali'i Drive is famous surf spot 'Banyans'  (your view, as pictured in the slide show), adjacent to the Kona Bali Kai main building. (2 miles north to 'Restaurant Row' and the Village, 3 miles south to Keahou Bay and less than a mile to “Magic Sands” beach.) Across and just south from the main building, 12 unit 'Building 3' is easily accessed and has a 'laid back' feeling not usually associated with condos.  The unit is on the slightly elevated (10 ft. above sea level) first floor (easy access and good views of the ocean over 2 lane Ali'i Drive), with private residences on the north and east, a 'Mom and Pop' style market (w/ spirits) on the south and the Pacific Ocean to your west.

Keywords: Upscale Seaside Studio Condo

More Details

Rebecca Favara
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Rebecca Favara

Island resident, Rebecca Favara, landscape artist.

Rebecca Favara purchased this condo in 2009

Why Rebecca Favara chose Kailua-Kona

Proximity to ocean, dependable Kona weather, convenient Kona location.

What makes this condo unique

Access to great beach and surfing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you so much for everything! The wine, the chocolates, all the beach things, the great kitchen, Netflix, etc. just added to the enjoyment of our stay in your perfectly clean, perfectly comfortable, perfectly located and perfectly pretty condo. We will most certainly recommend you and look forward to our next stay! "
Aug 2017
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) Simmons Cal-King mattress, NovaFoam Topper, 500-600 TC bed linens
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, blanket, towels and cooler. Small popular fiction library. Seafood deli, surf shop (water sports rentals) and small laundromat off lobby. Complimentary 'activities concierge' desk in lobby. On-site tide pools (home to many sea turtles) in beautiful oceanfront setting.


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average rating of 4.820225 based on 95 reviews

Excellent in all respects

  • 5 of 5

Nice, well equipped and maintained unit/complex.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Syracuse, NY USA

Nice, clean studio apt., good location across street from the ocean except for traffic noise.

  • 4 of 5

Though I never met her, Rebecca was dedicated to making sure my stay was comfortable and always responded quickly to emails. The bed is comfortable and the kitchen is more than adequate for a vacation unit. Parking is easy right in front of the building. One negative for me was that being on the first floor of the building, (which is handy...just a few stairs to deal with), the noise from the street (cars, occasional motorcycle, and people just hanging out across the street on a public space that’s close to the ocean) was an issue for me, but I’m sensitive to extraneous noise. The other sometimes annoyance was a person living above the apt. who must have been related to “Big Foot” from the sound of his/her stomping around. But hopefully that person won’t be using that apt. when you are there. You can see some of the sunset from the balcony and it was also very nice to relax and watch the sun go down from the manicured lawn of the main bldg. just across the street. You can’t swim from there as the water’s edge is all lava rocks but swimming beaches are a short drive away.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was as advertised

  • 5 of 5

I was concerned that there would be a lot of street noise, but for the most part the sound of the ocean drowned it out (with the slider open). It was a lovely condo with a nice view, and everything we needed in a landing spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great ground floor condo in a super location including a view of a local beach.

  • 5 of 5

Rebecca's place has EVERYTHING you need for a relaxing stay on the west side of Hawaii. The decor is pleasing; equipment, dishes, linens, beach needs - all high quality. Coffee, tea, basic cooking supplies are there. King size bed is very comfortable. Because it is part of the Kona Bali Kai, you also have access to a nice swimming pool and small laundromat.

The location is a real plus. It is directly across from a small surfing spot which the locals use. Behind the Kona Bali Kai, there is an expanse of grass, chairs for lounging, barbecues... You can watch the turtles in and around the rocks. You can easily get to a number of local beaches, good spots to sun and people watch, boogie board, snorkel, relax, watch the sunset. You are close enough to Kona Village to go do the touristy thing. There are also many places to shop in that area, for souvenirs, food, clothes, or the big stores for groceries, basic needs. But, it is really nice to be a ways south of that and its business. You are right on the famous Alii Drive, which is a busy street much of the day, but it is not bothersome. At night it is quiet, and you can listen to the surf while you lie in bed. Nice! Rebecca is an excellent host, communicating with you clearly before you arrive, and quick to respond to any questions by email. She even checked with the cleaning people and arranged for us to get in early with our perishable food, which we were bringing from another place on the island. The cost is reasonable for the place, and we highly recommend it to someone who wants to be halfway between a total local experience, and the typical hotel/condo for the tourist experience. Thank you, Rebecca.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable studio apartment

  • 4 of 5

This studio fit our needs for the 5 days we spent on the Kona side of the island. Clean and comfortable, the bed is very comfortable. We appreciated the use of two great beach chairs and Rebecca also had boogie boards available as well. The kitchen was perfect for what we needed to cook. The only real drawback was the fact that the grill is across the street at the main complex, so we did not use it.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Schanzenfeld Manitoba Canada

The BEST place to stay in Kona!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation in Kona Hawaii, and after doing some exploring on the island, and relaxing on beaches, we are convinced that this cozy condo was in the absolute best location!! The view is exactly as pictured. The grass area ocean front is so perfect for relaxing in the sun or shade, watching the waves roll in, watching the local surfers, the boats, kayaks etc. This became our favourite location!! Rebecca had the condo clean, nicely decorated and well stocked with all the necessities for enjoying days on the beach, with beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, and bamboo mats. The kitchen was well stocked for doing some cooking. We were very impressed....we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!! Rebecca was great with prompt correspondence and provided a very helpful info packet with ideas for places to visit. She was gracious with our check out time, which we really appreciated!! We truly have only good things to report!! We hope we can return some day!! ;)

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Major holidays are slightly higher, please inquire. IRONMAN. $1300.00--10 nights.
We are flexible in our pricing and REALLY want you to enjoy a QUALITY vacation. Please read our reviews and contact us.
G.E.T. #W01496244-01
SECURITY/DAMAGES DEPOSIT: Guest may choose to pay a FULLY REFUNDABLE deposit of $250.00 *OR* purchase a $59 DAMAGE WAIVER, provided through VRBO.
CANCELLATIONS: There is a 48 hour "grace" period to cancel the booking at no charge. 120 days (or more) prior to arrival date receive REFUND (-$150 handling fee). All others receive choice of a future re-booking or monies received from the re-booking of unit (-$100 handling fee).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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