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Grace 'Darline'

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


57 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom with King size bed + 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

5 Star ratings 2015 and 2016 located In Kailua Kona near Kona village Free fast cable WIFI as opposed to DSL.There is a security screen door so the ocean breeze can flow through the condo. At the front door...there are no buildings or walls to block the breeze..this is the great advantage of THIS condo and makes this location very desirable.

The front door faces the hills and the morning sun! How perfect to just open the front door and be greeted by such beauty!!!!

Third floor lanai is above the people walking by and what you see are the waves rolling ashore, the surfers and so much more. The 3rd level of the D building at Kona Reef is perfect for viewing the surf as the white waters roll ashore over the black lava creating a contrast that represents the beauty found on the Big Island, On the lanai, you hear the sound of the waves and birds that may be singing as they fly from palm tree to palm tree. It is truly paradise... The cushy and comfortable lanai chair is the perfect spot for enjoying your morning Kona coffee and just as awesome is taking in Kona's magnificent sunsets in the evening!

You are surrounded by beauty from the front door view to the views from the is all a picture of paradise!

This condo is cared for with aloha...this is our passion and our guests an experience that exceeds their expectations and so much more!:)

The kitchen offers , a glass top stove, French door refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher. microwave and granite counters. Our tropical condominium is fully equipped with you in mind. The kitchen includes a blender, rice cooker, coffee maker, coffee grinder, a large variety of pots and pans, loads of cooking utensils as well as BBQ equipment. The kitchen linens include place mats, potholders and dish clothes.

The living room...the chair, bar stool, and dining chairs have been coordinated to give a light and airy tropical ole' Hawaii feel. Also in the living room there is a glass top dining table with chairs, a sofa and , an entertainment center, and a wall air conditioner which cools the living room and kitchen area.

Actually, it's preferrred by many to just keep the sliding doors open...and enjoy the sounds of the ocean and birds...This is all your choice:)...We want you to do what you like... air conditioning with the doors closed or an open is all your choice:).

Please mentioned, the wall air conditioner is in the living room This wall air conditioner is designed to cool only the living room.


The bedroom has it's own television and DVD player. There is a built in dresser as well as closets.. The bedroom does NOT have an air conditioner.. There is a comfy KING SIZE BED in the bedroom ...with the sliding door open, and in the silence of the night many guests report that hey can hear the waves in the bedroom...

This is Kona...this is the real 'ole Hawaii at its every where and so much to see and do... then come back to relax and "talk story" on the lanai!

The bathroom has a walk in shower and a cabinet with baskets for your personal items. There is unique art piece by a local artist that reflects the feeling of being in paradise:) It is all aloha!

From our lanai (balcony ) only a few feet from the ocean enjoy the surfers, cruise ships, parasailers, whales, dolphins, and sea turtles... or just relax and enjoy the sunsets while dining on our private unobstructed 180 degree view of the ocean and coastline.

Most important ...

Our condo is fully equipped with 'Aloha' so your time in paradise is truly an aloha experience! :)

PLEASE keep in mind, this is a non smoking condominium and lanai.

Location! Location! Location! Centrally located in the heart of Kailua-Kona. Just a short walk to restaurants, shops, art galleries, farmers market, great swimming, snorkeling, and diving nearby.

Experience paradise in our D building condo which is DIRECT Oceanfront ...Mahalo:)

Keywords: Oceanfront


Lanai Bar Stools

Lanai dining table

On the oceanfront-

Facing the ocean directly


upgraded electrical

Outdoor Box where guests have left their beach toys for all to enjoy...

Kona Reef

Continually being upgraded with Aloha:) It is our passion to bring aloha to you!

Kona Reef

Relaxing, renewing, vibrant ,and exciting All In One

Peaceful with lots of aloha and joy!

A dream come true...perfect to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and all very special moments as well as a perfect place to come and just have fun and enjoy:)!

Build memories that last forever! Join us for an amazing time in paradise and be apart of our 'ohana:)! Mahalo

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Grace 'Darline' (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Grace 'Darline'

I love all the wacky fun things in Kona like the holiday parade with all sorts of trucks, police cars, jeeps, you name it… if it has wheels…it is decorated and the owners and friends wave and wish you well as they drive down our one street by the ocean . It is all Kona… it is all fun. Of course, these fun parades down the street of Kona Village include marching bands and kids and dogs and who and whatever…it is all Kona. Candy is passed out and thrown to the groves of people who come to cheer everyone on…it is a Kona night… fun for all. Parades don’t just happen in December they occur through out the year for just about any reason…it is Kona-Kona style:)

Of course there is the world famous Ironman in October where most everyone cheers on the runners till midnight…that is the one big night when most everyone wants to be at the finish line at midnight for the big celebration of the last runner who comes into the village and across the finish line…

it is an emotional fun filled moment. There is no place like Kona. It is what makes Kona …Kona! It is what I love!

Grace 'Darline' purchased this condo in 1996

Why Grace 'Darline' chose Kona Coast

This condo is as close as possible to the ocean rolling ashore...Like... it is right there in front of us as we listen to the roar of the waves rolling over the lava. In the background, I hear the birds singing their beautiful songs. Another great experience is to go down to where the waves greet the black lava and sit on the sea wall and be engulfed by the energy of the waves as they crash before you.

The inviting pool along with a hot tub awaits after a day out sightseeing - then bring on the pupu's, or hot dogs or hamburgers to grill and meet and share with other travelers favorite spots to go and see. OR...sit down at the lanai table with a favorite drink and give a toast to the end of another perfect day.

This is paradise on earth!

What makes this condo unique

It is Kona on the Big Island... An Island with all its own mysteries and mystical energies! There is nothing like Kona!The benefits are for you to discover:)! The aloha is for you to take home and life is just better having been in Kona...the differences, like the benefits, are for you to discover!:)


based on 57 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9473686 based on 57 reviews
Chico, CA

Lots of Aloha!

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could give this place, Darline and the whole experience more stars. This condo has INCREDIBLE energy. The Aloha is alive and palpable as the condo has every single possible thing you could want to enjoy your stay, and numerous other details that make it feel like home. Better than home! The sound of the ocean every night, the sunsets, all the comforts you could think of, the decor, the comfy bed. I don't think we closed the glass doors once the whole time we were there, preferring to leave the screens closed and the sounds of the ocean permeating in the space. So incredible. Book, book, book! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Great Ocean Front Condo!

  • 5 of 5

My wide and I have stayed at D25 three or four times now, and we keep coming back. The lanai overlooking the waves crashing into lava tide pools is really awesome. We like to grill up some fresh fish & veggies on the grills (which are immaculately cleaned each day) and have a nice sunset dinner each day. It's like our own private four star restaurant with a perfect quiet table. We leave the lanai doors open and listen the ocean waves all throughout the condo.

The last time we stayed they had just finished a bathroom remodel which looked great, and they have everything you need from beach chairs to coolers to all the stuff for cooking. Another great feature is that the condo is a short walk into town if you want to do a dinner out or check out the tourist walk.

We are definitely looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed grilling at the Bar BQ! Watching the sunset over the ocean and grilling is so awesome and one of the very big and wonderful experiences at Kona Reef! On the Big Island, one of the favorites is buying the fresh fish and cooking the fish on the grill! I am so happy that you enjoyed the ocean view while grilling and also while dining on the lanai! I know it just does not get much better than that for freshness and an awesome view! Yes, you were the first guests to enjoy the new bathroom and I am so happy that you appreciated the bathroom. We installed the rain dance shower head so it would be perfect for people of all heights. The shower glass with a palm tree motif design is to add to the feeling of aloha. Walking to town is the big plus about Kona Reef. Close enough to walk and far enough to not hear the town! Basically , as you pointed is the best of both worlds! Lots of aloha, Darline:)
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Yakima, WA


  • 5 of 5

Our stay at D25 was absolutely PERFECT! We fell in love with the unit the moment we stepped in and saw the incredible view & refreshing breeze blowing through the sliding glass doors.

The owner went above & beyond to assure we had everything we could possibly need for a fun, relaxing, peaceful week. The view and sound of crashing waves make this the PERFECT getaway! We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my heavens what a wonderful joy to read that you fell in love with the condo the moment that walked in and felt the breeze and heard the waves rolling ashore! The waves can be heard in most places in the condo. We are truly an oceanfront! It is so rewarding and good to hear that you had what you needed for a relaxing,fun and peaceful week! That is our goal for our guests and why we do what we do for the condo! To know we met our goal of giving you a 5 star experience means all the world to us! So a huge thank you for all of your kind words and we look forward to your return with great anticipation!!!! Lots of aloha, Darline:
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Anchorage, Alaska

Immaculate Condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. It was super clean and the bed very comfortable. The sheets were the nicest I've ever experienced. The sound of the ocean day and night was amazing. We walked the grounds and noticed that D25 is the nicest in the complex. It was nice being within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking on the island are awesome. We especially recommend Hapuna Beach and Volcanoes National Park.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! You noticed the bed. You were the first guests to sleep on our new KING SIZE BED! It is such an awesome bed...we wondered if our guests would notice the bed or not and you did! Yeah! Yes, we figured, at the end of an amazing day exploring /swimming and snorkeling on the Big Island that our tired guests deserve to have an awesome and luxurious bed along with equally good sheets! So with that in mind, we made the choice and it was so exciting to read your review and know it was all worth while and we hit the jackpot...a comfortable bed for our wonderful guests!!! You made another big hit...we have had many housekeepers and now we have a 5 star Hospitality/Housekeeping service that matches what we want for our guests ...a super clean condo with aloha!!! We are so grateful for all that you noticed and appreciated! We look forward to your return to our oceanfront condo!!!
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Incredible Place! Feels like a home!

  • 5 of 5

Wow what can I say about this place. It is just flawless. Everything you could ever think about needing on a vacation to beautiful Hawaii is already there waiting for you! The space itself is furnished beautifully and taken care of like a home. Being right on the beach, the refreshing ocean breeze flows right through the balcony (when the sliding doors are open), and into the condo. I could honestly just sit on the couch with hawaiian music playing, the sound of waves in the background, with the soft breeze blowing gently in and call that a successful vacation just in itself. Truly blown away.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Taken care of like a home is exactly what we do so our guests feel as you so eloquently expressed. We want our oceanfront condo to be our guests home away from home. A home that calls them back ever so gently to the beauty and the sound of the waves rolling shore. As you said so beautifully ...the sound of the waves, the wonderful Hawaiian music and just the oneness with that incredible energy that is felt on the Big Island leaves one spell bound and in such a peaceful state of just being present So happy that you found everything you would possibly need on your Hawaii vacation!!! That is exactly why we have everything in the condo...that is truly what we want for our all of our guests! .A big mahalo for your kind words and lots of aloha!!!
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Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time at Kona Reef. I have been to Hawaii several times and this was the best condo I have stayed at. When we walked in and saw the view it was exactly like the picture in the ad, absolutely beautiful. The condo met all of our needs with every kitchen gadget you could imagine. We ate breakfast and most dinners at the condo so we could take advantage of the gorgeous view and watch all activities out on the water. The condo supplied everything we needed for a wonderful stay. Beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, beach towels and everything we could have thought for a day off on adventure. It even has a washer and dryer so you can pack light. My husband was so appreciative of the fresh bag of coffee beans so he could start his day off with a fresh cup of coffee. We enjoyed the tropical ocean breeze with patio slider door open and secure screened front door to let the air flow. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby so we didn't have to drive if we didn't want to. Even a farmer's market for fresh fruit and vegetables. The pool area was beautiful and a delight at the end of the day. I was the only one using it for my evening swim and it has a view of the ocean too. If I return to the Big Island I would definitely stay here again. Darlene is awesome and will make sure your stay is a pleasant one. Aloha!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a delight having you stay in our condo! That is exactly why we installed the security screen the ocean breeze could flow throughout the condo and out the screen door making the whole condo feel so refreshing and enjoyable. You hit the nail on the head...having meals on the lanai is such a drawing card... it is hard to leave the lanai to go and eat any where else when you have that beautiful view of the ocean rolling ashore right in front of you! So happy that you appreciated the kitchen supplies...we want our guests to have whatever they use at home to make their favorite meal ...that makes dining on the lanai even better than ever...awesome view and favorite meal! It is great that we do not have to drive to go to Farmers' Market or the restaurants or shopping...want a night out for a tall Hawaiian drink and maybe dinner just step out the door and walk a block or two is all yours.. At the end of the day nothing is more refreshing than swimming in the beautiful pool that overlooks the ocean and then maybe a dip and soak into the spa(hot tub).as you watch the sun go down. This is why we all travel over the water to get to the Big Island...everywhere you look it is beautiful! Thank you so much for choosing our oceanfront condo and we look forward to your return!!! .
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kona Country Club
Car: recommended

A hop and skip...short... very short walk to restaurants, the village and Farmers' Market. A little further to grocery stores and of course beaches beginning with right next door and down the road! Beautiful pool/spa area onsite .with a magnificent BBQ area all over looking the ocean. A great place to watch sunset as you cook. Of course, you can also see sunset from D25 !:)


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Aug 26 2016 - Dec 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 31 2016 - Apr 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 30 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $115
Tax Rate 13.42%

This is strictly a NO SMOKING CONDO AND LANAI...Rates subject to change prior to confirmation of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Vanity and little baskets for personal things as well as 2 drawers and a cupboard... below the sink there is a hair dryer...
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size Bed (1) , Dresser, closet and TV,/DVD (Ironing Board Iron in Closet with extra blankets) ceiling AC in bedroom. This is an 'ole Hawaiian bedroom with lots of aloha....:)! AC is in living room and DOES NOT COOL THE BEDROOM . The bedroom has the window all across the back of the bedroom wall above the bed...'ole style at Kona Reef. It is Kona:) Above the bed is a ceiling fan and in the closet a small fan and a cylinder fan that can be brought out in the room if you like to go to sleep with what some call white noise...:)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling fans in living room and bedroom. Ceiling fan with light on lanai for evening reading. Living room closet has ice chests and insulated bags for beach. Outdoor box on lanai has beach toys left by previous guests...use at your own risk. Beach chairs are adjacent this box. Lanai also includes large, circular glass table with two swival soft cushioned chairs plus two other chairs and two footstools, and one live coconut tree! It is all paradise at its best for you to enjoy:)!

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