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Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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!

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

Beautifully maintained --Complete renovation in late 2012. (Light refurbishing quarterly--owner inspected monthly)

Stylishly appointed, this 4 room studio suite (478sq.ft.) was designed with comfort foremost in mind. Commodious seating, luxurious new bedding, a quality Cal-King mattress and high end 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.

Soothing to the senses and stocked with everything needed for an evening of fine dining “ensuite” to a beach picnic, this apartment may well be the “Best Bang for the Buck” accommodation on the Kona coast.

*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. Live plants, fresh flowers, fruit or other treats will be placed in your suite on the day of your arrival.


 '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
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Rebecca Favara

Island resident, Rebecca Favara, landscape artist.

Rebecca Favara purchased this condo in 2009

Why Rebecca Favara chose Kona Coast

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

Hello there. I would just like to say that it really feels like this entire transaction was extremely professional on your part. It's like you have everything that we might want here and you're really took the time to consider everything! It really shows a lot of care and my wife and I are impressed. We just wanted to let you know that we appreciate it and will leave a review on whatever site you want and would be happy to give referrals anytime but I'm sure you have many people that have said that.. Again, thank you for providing all the extras that make a vacation perfect!!
Jul 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.808219 based on 77 reviews

This property has everything you need to enjoy an economical stay in Kailua-Kona. Clean comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Easy access for parking. View the ocean from your bed or Lanai. Simply cross the street to a very active surfing Beach spot and/or access to the pool.

A clean comfortable studio condo that certainly invites us back to enjoy the Big Island - we couldn't see it all in the week we had!

Rebecca (who we never actually met)was so helpful and checked in on us via email to ensure our every need was met. Made us feel special.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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good location in terms of walk score and access to amenities.

  • 2 of 5

The suite was dirty. Every facecloth was stained, the couch was stained, the cutlery was rusty, the shower curtain was covered in mildew as was the grout of the tub/shower. The window frames were all covered in mildew and the cupboard under the sink where the trash bin is kept was filthy. I can accept an older unit, but older does not have to be dirty. Even the DVD player was rusty! It looked like the suite had been furnished/decorated from a garage sale. The condo is located very close to the busiest street in Kona so traffic noise goes 24 hours a day, add to that we were a stone's throw from the local public beach. We were not able to sit out on the lanai in the evening because of the noise. We took the time to view other rental properties at comparable price and there are much better options available. The swimming pool at the complex is in dire need of repair with tiles missing and the deck cracked and missing tiles as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a very bad review, indeed. Upon receipt, I immediately contacted both the last guest and the current guest who have assured me that they encountered no such issues. Then I wrote the displeased guest a letter of apology. That said, "stuff" does happen and the guest found the cleaning unsatisfactory. IF the guest had just responded to my welcome email I would have done everything in my power to correct any/all problems immediately. NOTHING like this has ever happened before. I would have immediately sent my highly sought after housekeeper back at my expense (of course). I have an excellent reputation as an owner and pride myself upon acting quickly --to guest's questions and/or problems. (Please see my other 70+ 5 STAR REVIEWS). It is true that things rust really quickly so near the ocean. I regularly replace small appliances every 18 months (next upgrade;--early March/2017). The shower curtain liners are replaced regularly and the tub area is scheduled for re-grouting. As to the decor, I'm sorry the guest did not enjoy the eclectic Asian-Pacific art I've collected in a lifetime of travel. As to the noise, yes, there is a lot of traffic along Ali'i Drive. Most people deal with it as part of being so close to the "action" (best beaches, restaurant row, farmer's market, etc.). If you require quiet, it's best to book absolute oceanfront (the ocean noise drowns out all else) or off Ali'i (which runs parallel with the ocean). Kona Bali Kai is an older complex right on the shore break —we are ALWAYS doing maintenance and repair work. This is how it works on islands. Our pool was hit pretty hard in the last tsunami but is in good working order. The finishing touches (some tile work, etc.) are scheduled and will be completed soon. Personally, except for an occasional lap session, I prefer a lounger under the palms about 10 ft. from the water! We offer plenty of these, and if you’re lucky, the dolphins or turtles will put on a show.
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sweet suite!

  • 4 of 5

My GF and I really enjoyed our stay at Rebecca's condo. It is a great location right across the street from the beach with an ocean view from the lanai. The condo is very nicely decorated and equipped for an extended stay. In my view it is nicer than the pictures indicate. It's a great value. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay in Kailua-Kona

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just completed a wonderful month at Rebecca's beautifully appointed and equipped condominium across from Banyan Beach. The apartment had everything we needed and it was great fun to sit on the lanai and watch the surfers and sunset.

We had a car but you could get by with the trolley that runs regularly along the coast.

There is a well stocked convenience store only a minutes walk away and of course the beach is just across the street.

This rental is great at a very reasonable price. Rebecca is very fast to respond if you have any questions.

This was our first trip to Hawaii and it was memorable. Thanks Rebecca!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Felt like home at the beach

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

We definitely had the best vacation of our lives and this condo was perfect for what we needed. The location is optimal in my opinion for a week vacation for people who want to enjoy the whole island or stay on the beach. The price beat the heck out of a hotel, the kitchen was nice, and we were very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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.
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SECURITY/DAMAGES DEPOSIT: Guest may choose to pay a FULLY REFUNDABLE deposit of $250.00 *OR* purchase a $49 DAMAGE WAIVER, provided through VRBO.

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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • 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
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
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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