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Direct Ocean View in the Heart of Kailua-Kona/ At startline for Ironman!

Bedrooms 1
Space 636 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Kona Plaza, located right in the heart of Kailua-Kona, is a quiet and private condominium building within walking distance of everything you want to do in Kona. Just across the street, you can go to the beach, the pier, shopping, and to the best restaurants in town. This condo unit (303) is located on the third floor overlooking beautiful Kailua Bay with a direct ocean view.

The condo has one bedroom with a new King sized bed and a very comfortable queen size foldout couch in the living room (sleeps 2-4 people). Blow up mattresses are also available if the kids want to sleep on the lanai (Our boys love sleeping outdoors on the lanai). The condo has recently been partially renovated and redecorated in a tropical and comfortable island style. It includes a fully equipped kitchen for cooking (no dishwasher) as well as a washer/dryer inside the unit.

Guests of Kona Plaza unit 303 can enjoy the onsite pool, sun decks, BBQ area, and secure onsite garage parking. Nearby, you will find additional shops, art galleries, beach apparel stores, hair salons, spas, jewelry stores, and great restaurants.

This location is perfect for Ironman. You can watch the swimming portion of the competition from the lanai or one of the sundecks and the marathon (on Ali'i Dr) from the lanai as well. Spinner Dolphins jump for your entertainment almost daily! The huge sliding glass doors out to the lanai overlook Ali'i Drive and the ocean. However, when you go to sleep you don't want to hear the action on Ali'i Drive! Fortunately, the glass sliding doors are made of soundproof glass and provide a very quiet experience for everyone in the unit. Central air conditioning is provided.

Keywords: Apartment, Alii Drive condo, oceanview, condominium

More Details

Property Manager
Mary and Tracy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Mary and Tracy

After raising 5 children and retiring, this is our get away home, and we LOVE it!

Mary and Tracy purchased this condo in 2011

Why Mary and Tracy chose Kona Coast

We LOVE Hawaii and especially Kailua-Kona! This island is our favorite, we have friends here, we love the weather and love Kona Plaza.

What makes this condo unique

This unit is as close to central Kailua-Kona as you can get. Go down the stairs or use the elevator and be in the middle of everything Kona has to offer. Including one of the closest rentals to the start line of Ironman. Underground secure parking is a rare bonus in Kona. Watch marine life like Spinner Dolphins and Humpbacks, harbor boats, cruise ships, submarines and harbor activities from the living room and lanai!


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 636 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) New solid wood frame King bed and mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Brand new convertible sofa is queen size. Also available are blow up mattresses for lanai sleeping.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Elevator takes you from either secured garage or main entry level. NO NEED TO TAKE STAIRS! Condo is stocked with beach chairs, cooler, snorkel gear for four, beach towels, and woven beach blankets. Free Broadband Internet. Secure direct and wireless internet connection in unit.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Direct Ocean View in the Heart of Kailua-Kona/ At startline for Ironman!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews

Well appointed condo with water view large lanai. Location best in Kona.

  • 5 of 5

Condo was perfect we stayed two weeks. Easy access to highways and walking distance to snorkeling and restaurants. Great having secure underground parking so unless you have the urge to explore, everything is walkable. Nice large salt water pool. Very few people ever swimming or sunning. Barbecue steps away on same floor to grill meals. Again spent many evenings with husband enjoying the sunset and tropical winds. Information supplied by owner very informative and helpful. Most relaxing place to stay on the islands. Love the Big Island and hope you will be lucky enough to stay at this amazing property. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in the heart of town.

  • 5 of 5

The condo unit is in the heart of downtown right behind the stores on Ali'i Drive. As people have noted before, the AC units from those stores are pretty loud so you won't be hearing the waves, but we found we got used to it really quickly and did end up spending a lot of time out there on the large balcony. You can access Ali'i Drive directly from the underground parking garage and the pool was lovely to spend 30 minutes in when things got a little too hot outside.

The condo had everything we needed and is the perfect size for a couple. The beach mats, beach towels, snorkels and masks, boogie boards, and other items available for use were a great addition that we used regularly. Mary was very responsive when we had questions and we won't hesitate to book again the next time we're in Kona.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great in-town location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location if you want an in-town experience. It was so easy to walk everywhere. This has to be the best supplied condo we have ever stayed in. Mary thought of everything. The AC unit in the next building is very noisy anytime you're on the patio or have the door open but the view makes up for it. The bed was so comfortable and it was great having the washer and dryer right in the unit. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, home comforts, great view. Would stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet block of units, great view of the ocean, and well equipped kitchen. As others have said the ONLY downside is the hum from the air conditioner of shops in front when you are on the balcony. But the view of the ocean is beautiful, and there is no issue of noise from the street, the balcony door cuts out ALL noise, especially no noise when sleeping as bedroom is on the other side of building away from the street. The air conditioner for the unit is very quiet. King bed is a big plus, free parking (just don't park without getting a parking pass, or you can be fined like us when parked for just an hour outside the elevator, but we called the car parking company and they cancelled the fine). The layout of the unit is great, and location so close to the pier for swimming or to the shops is unbeatable. A very warm and homely unit. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days and really enjoyed this space. Location & amenities were all we could have wanted.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, perfect size and central to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We were very apprehensive staying somewhere for 1 month and praying we wouldn't be sorry. Boy did we hit the jackpot with this place!

You can't get more central to Kona than this condo and the direct view of the ocean is extremely relaxing and calming for weary travelers.

The condo has a nice size bedroom with plenty of closet space, hangers, shelves in the closet, two nightstands and a 5 drawer chest of drawers. There is plenty of room in the bedroom, which can be shut off from the rest of the condo.

The bathroom is average size but has minimal shelves and storage, still, it is fine and the shower is great. Nice hot water after a long day at the beach and/or hiking. The drawer under the sink has lots of left over stuff from previous travelers (bandaids, sunscreen, etc). There are plenty of extra hand towels, bath towels and beach towels. There are *nice* beach chairs, 4 of them and a very nice beach umbrella with lots of extra beach "stuff" that is in good shape (snorkle gear, floaties, reef shoes, etc.)

The stackable washer and dryer were very nice to have for the month. We regularly used them!

The kitchen, albeit small, was extremely efficient and we used the heck out of it for the month. Everything you need is in the kitchen to make all of your meals except the food! Saran wrap, foil, basic spices, etc.

The living room and dining area were spacious and comfortable. We used my FireTV to stream TV shows and movies over the wireless internet with no problems. Plus, in the pool area the TWC wifi signal was super strong!

The lanai was used every day, usually for breakfast and lunch or dinner. We ate almost every meal outside and it was so nice.

I can't tell you how much we enjoyed this condo. Staying somewhere for an entire month is scary because if you don't like something about it, well you're stuck. We were very happy here and would highly recommend it!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Watch spinner dolphins, Humpback whales (seasonal), cruise ships, paddle boarders and all that Kailua Bay has to offer from the living area and lanai. Spinner Dolphins swim by almost daily! ELEVATOR takes you from either secured garage or main entry level. NO NEED TO TAKE STAIRS (unless you want to)!


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 2 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late summer
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter get away
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter get away
Feb 6 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.42%

Our State of Hawaii Tax ID number is W88924248-01. We collect the required General Excise Tax of 4.166% and the Hawaiian Transient Accommodations Tax of 9.25%, the total taxes are 13.416%
Ironman: Call for rates. Fourteen day minimum stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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