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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 - 21 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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

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 Kailua-Kona

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
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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.


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Direct Ocean View in the Heart of Kailua-Kona/ At startline for Ironman!
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 45 reviews

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Mary and Tracy clearly care about their home away from home and it shows in how well they accommodate you in their condo. The kitchen is so well equipped you could even do baking if you wanted to. The recent renovation includes all new appliances and a great tv/cable/dvd set up not to mention a very comfortable couch. There are many extras like beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, games, emergency supplies and even some coffee and filters to get you started til you make it to the grocery store. The lanai was spacious and we spent a lot of time out there enjoying the gorgeous ocean view and the ensuing ocean activity. It's a very short walk to the official swim start of the Hawaii Ironman and it offers a great place to swim with buoys marking a safe route (as well as distance) and plentiful fish to keep you entertained. There are countless bars, restaurants and shops handy. The property is very secure and the parking convenient (and felt very secure) in the basement. The on site salt water pool offers a convenient alternative to an ocean dip. We used the Murphy bed and found it comfortable. Mary was easy to reach when I needed to. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place & location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the condo. It has everything you need and more (snorkel/ beach gear) and is in a great location. The condo is currently being renovated, it seems very close to being done. This didn't change our experience, just something to note. The AC was barely working but they had maintenance coming right after we left, and the owners have lots of fans that worked well. Bed was big and comfortable, everything was very clean and it was a very quiet complex at night.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super location. Spacious condo

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked property. Super interactions with Mary and Tracy. Special mention that they could accommodate for an early check in. And allow us use of snorkel gear on day of check out till late in the day.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: March 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: November 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: September 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)!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $135
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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