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Ocean view 1 block from beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 10 nights


Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium with Ocean view (sleeps 6)

SUPERBLY LOCATED! This professionally decorated 2 bedroom 2 bath (sleep 6) condominium is conveniently located 1 block from downtown Kailua-Kona, Pier and beach. 1 block from restaurants and shopping. Watch incredible ocean sunsets from your private lanai. This spacious well appointed condominium (nearly 1000 ft.²) with vaulted ceilings, features fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi with washer and dryer. Located in very well-maintained Kailua Bay Resort in the heart of Kona. Shop the Farmer's Market, or the specialty shops along Ali'i Drive. Enjoy the conveniently located spa, swimming pool and poolside barbecues. Condominium is fully equipped for our guests enjoyment including; boogie boards, beach chairs and towels, coolers, strollers and crib. Watch over 300 television channels. Free long-distance to US and Canada. Free Wi-Fi.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2016
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About Owner/Manager

Joy and Larry Kleefeld: Owning a piece of paradise in Hawaii has been a lifelong dream of ours and we are very happy to share our vacation home with you on your next Hawaiian vacation. We have 6 children, and 5 grandchildren. Joy is involved with patient care at a local hospital. Larry is a chiropractor, looking at retirement on July 15, 2016. We are hoping to spend a good part of the year in Kona after retirement. We enjoy spending time with each other, family and friends, and our avid cyclists and snow sport enthusiasts.

Owner/Manager purchased this condo in 2012

Why Owner/Manager chose Kona Coast

For us Hawaii is a very special place. With the ocean, spectacular sunsets from the lanai, sightseeing and water activities including snorkeling, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing, Kona is an easy choice.

What makes this condo unique

We chose Kailua-Kona with its unique weather, dry climate, beaches and recreation including scuba diving, snorkeling, boogie boarding and surfing. It is well known for the Iron Man Triathlon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The Kona Seaflower has everything you need to enjoy the BIG Island. The unit had wonderful views in the distance of the ocean from the balcony. The condo was within walking distance to the Kona Brewery, Downtown Kona, and a short drive to some incredible beaches. Our favorite benefit of the condo was the snorkel equipment, boogie boards, and plenty of towels for beach use. We went snorkeling every morning at a local beach with sea turtles, tropical fish and amazing coral reefs. It was clean on arrival and private. We went out most nights but the kitchen is full size with everything you need to cook meals. The loft upstairs did get a little warm in the summer for our taste but there are fans provided in the unit. The Wifi worked without difficulty. Overall our experience was incredible and we hope to stay here for future vacations. it is a true home away from home. Thanks Larry and Joy for sharing this gem!!!."

Thanks again for an amazing vacation in pardise.
Aug 2014
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Ocean view 1 block from beach
average rating of 4.5 based on 54 reviews
San Diego

Good location, but property needs some upgrading...which I understanding is going to happen.

  • 3 of 5

The property is located about 2 blocks (walking distance) to the King Kamehameha resort, which has a nice sandy cove beach. The Hapuna Beach shown in the pictures I saw advertising this property is over 30 miles away, up the highway.

We found, as others have already noted in other reviews of this property, that the upstairs loft bedroom is unusable in summer weather. Others have stated that's because hot air rises...well, that's only part of the problem. The problem is that there is no insulation between the asphalt shingles on the roof (which is exposed to the intense tropical sun) and the upstairs ceiling so the heat from the sun makes the upstairs bedroom an oven set on 'broil'. Turning on the upstairs ceiling fan just exacerbates the problem. Without the fan the hot air next to the ceiling stays up there. With the ceiling fan on that hot air is disbursed and heats up the entire condo, especially the upstairs room. Other than those few days during the stay when we had either a late rain or an exceptionally cool and overcast day, we simply could not use the upstairs bedroom. It was just too hot to sleep. I have had extensive emails with the owner about this and he said he already had plans to add insulation. Also, the downstairs pull out sofa was worn out. If I were to return, I'd first ask if those had been corrected before booking.

Another problem, which is really a criticism of VRBO and _all_ owners who advertise on VBRO (not just this one), is the characterization of their properties based upon how many people it "sleeps." All the owners just count up the number of beds, of any size and including rollaways and pull-outs, and multiply by 2, and then say that's how many the unit "sleeps". While that _might_ be ok for 1 night in a motel, for a vacation rental I want to know how many people the unit _accommodates_! Here, yeah, there's 2 beds and a pull out, so yeah, that's 3 "beds" and yeah 3 x 2=6, but there really isn't enough space for more than 4 people to sit down and eat a meal together, for example. VRBO should have owners identify the size and type of each bed instead of just saying "sleeps x." Also, all owners should be asked to give a estimate of the number the unit can reasonably _accommodate_ (i.e., not just for sleeping) to give a better idea of what's being offered & to aid comparisons with other offerings.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what I needed

  • 5 of 5

Excellent stay overall. Very clear directions and everything in order on arrival. Very well equipped kitchen and living space. Importantly the property is within a 5 minute walk of the nearest restaurants and nightlife and and a 15 minute walk will get you anywhere in Kailua-Kona you might want to see in the evening. National grocery stores just round the corner for stocking for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. The condominium really does have a convenient location. Would love to have you stay with us in the future. All the best. Joy and Larry
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Kailua Bay Resort

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion in Kona in June. We rented 3 condo's in the Kailua Bay Resort. This location and resort worked out well for us.

The pool and BBQ area was a perfect place for us all to get together. The caretaker was very helpful in showing the area and how to use the grills.

The condo was well furnished, clean and fit our needs perfectly. The condo was furnished with ocean equipment, chairs, boards, etc. It was such a money saving items to have at your use.

I would recommend this resort and condo for your vacation stay in Kona-Kailua, Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will stay with us again....Joy and Larry
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Loved Kona Sunflower

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Kona Seaflower. Had everything we needed for our vacation. Excellent location and can walk to many locations and a drive away from a lot of adventure!

Very comfortable condo with great views from lanai which was very nice for morning coffee and evening cocktails. The condo has everything you need from blender to boogie boards!

Loft area was great for our teenage daughter! It was warm at first, but got the fans going and it was fine.

We had a great time and would stay here again!! Thumbs up from us!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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King George, Va.

Great Location in Kona

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed 4 weeks in this apartment in January- February 2016. There is a town beach behind the Courtyard King Kamehameha hotel that is only a 15 minute walk from the apartment. Also 15 minutes away is a large grocery store and in the other direction a craft and vegetable market. The town beach is small and crowded so it is best to have a rental car and travel north to some of the other Kona beaches. The apartment is on the top floor of a three story building. The apartment consists of first floor bedroom, bath, living room, kitchen and a large terrace with a four place eating table and a view of the ocean. There are steps leading to a large loft bedroom with bathroom.

The loft bedroom looks inviting with its large closet, makeup table and an expansive view out of a full length upper window. Inviting as it looks, it is somewhat impractical because the A framed loft ceiling traps the heat and there is no efficient way of cooling this area. There is a ceiling fan directly above the bed, but I found that the room is hotter with the fan on because it is pulls the hot air above it down on you. The loft needs somehow to have its own air conditioning unit. It helps to close up the apartment at night and run the living room unit, but as cold air tends not to rise, it takes a long time before it reaches the loft bedroom. I do emphasize this problem for any group intending to use the loft. If there is only one couple they can be comfortable in the lower bedroom with its own window air conditioner. It seems like a waste however, not to be able use the loft bedroom.

The main living area of the apartment is very inviting and practical. It is an open design with a corridor kitchen open toward the living room that leads to the open air terrace. The kitchen is well equipped and contained most all supplies and condiments that are usually not found in rentals. The living room furniture was roomy and comfortable. A much appreciated plus was the large beach umbrella, beach chairs and boggy boards available for our use.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington state

Lots of stairs

  • 3 of 5

Although the location is great and the property owners are wonderful. I feel that it should be disclosed that there is no elevator and there are 4 flights of stairs you carry your luggage up after a good distance walk from the car. As an RN perhaps I just think about this from a health stand point of someone that is not physically up to this. Also the 2nd bedroom being a loft situation is VERY HOT and really needs to have some type of free standing AC placed up there; the box fan along with the ceiling fan doesn't compensate for the heat that rises upstairs. I may also add there is another flight of stairs in the condo that you get to carry your luggage up to to the master bedroom.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kona Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Queen K Hwy
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Marina Beach
Car: not necessary

Centrally Located in Kailua-Kona Village 1 Block from Pier and Beach. Wonderful Ocean View. 1 Block to Restaurants and Shopping.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 15 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
High Season 2
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 14 2017
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Cleaning dep. $200
Departure Cleaning $150 + Tax
Additional Adults $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

IRONMAN: Daily rate is $220 per day with ten-day minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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