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Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

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
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
  • 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 4.8333335 based on 90 reviews
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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Statesville NC

Perfect-Just what we ask for.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was very nice and clean. It was exactly what we were told we would get. Loved that it was so close to town and all the restaurants. Close to the beach. Loved the evening sunsets. We would definitely recommend this place to everyone and would book it again. Thanks for putting your place on VRBO! We had a blast on our vacation.

Tim & Michelle

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location - Nicely appointed

  • 5 of 5

The studio was great, very well located, with a nice little beach right across the street that you can see from the lanai as well. People leave stuff that's helpful. We used some of the bottled water that was there so we bought more and left it. The kitchen was also well equipped and functional with lots of utensils. We found the studio nicely decorated and there were also body boards, beach chairs that we used at nearby Missing sands beach.

Place has A/C that we needed to use when we got back in the late afternoons. There is some road noise, but it can be drowned out by the ocean noise and birds chirping. When we come back to Kona we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need with a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The studio was great, very well located, with a nice little beach right across the street that you can see from the lanai. The kitchen was also well equipped and functional. We found the studio nicely decorated and there were also body boards, beach chairs and books :-) Everything we needed was there.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Could not have asked for anything better!

  • 5 of 5

(1) Location. Minutes form downtown Kailua Kona, but not close enough to be in the middle of bachelorette pub crawls; serene is the best word to describe this location. Minutes from three beaches, and across the street from one. 15min drive from two shopping centers (USPS, Groceries, etc.). Free parking, of course.

(2) Amenities. Everything you'd expect in an apartment and everything works. AC (lifesaver for those from the North who aren't used to being drenched in their own sweat 24/7), fully-equipped kitchen, enough towels to last two weeks. Little things like a blender and Netflix certainly don't hurt.

(3) Host. Helpful and responsive. We had a few questions during our stay, host replied within a couple of hours at the longest, usually within 30min.

Overall, this is one of the best stays we've had. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is well stocked with everything you'll need for your stay and is conveniently centrally located. It's a short drive to everything, not walking distance but that's fine with me because it's nice and quiet! I scuba dove every night and it was a quick drive to the marina. I'd stay again for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%

Major holidays are slightly higher, please inquire. IRONMAN. $1400.00--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: 120 days receives FULL REFUND (-$50 handling fee). All others receive choice of a future re-booking or monies received from the re-booking of unit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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