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INCREDIBLE OCEANFRONT! Free WiFi, King Bed, a/c, Remodeled kitchen, Washer/Dryer

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 611 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom condo 30 feet from the ocean. Sleeps 4. Free WiFi, A/C, full kitchen.

Condo D-24 at the Kona Reef is an absolutely oceanfront, 3rd floor, fully furnished, non-smoking, one bedroom condo with a complete kitchen. The lanai (balcony) is located only 30 feet from the ocean. There is terrific tide pooling and exploring in the lava rocks. And if it's sand you want, you need to walk only a few hundred feet to the sandy park next to the condo complex (ocean swimming at the park is for experienced swimmers only.)

D-24 is a recently renovated and fully furnished condo that provides a wonderful place to just sit and relax. From your lanai, watch the surfers during the day and the sunsets at night. You'll also see jet boats, parasailing, and huge cruise ships. During the winter months. you may see whales passing by and it's not unusual to see schools of dolphins. Large turtles are permanent residents in the tide pool area and shoreline.

The Kona Reef is a low-rise oceanfront condo complex located close to the center of Kona. While away from the center of activity, it's an easy 2 block walk from the condo, along the waterfront to shopping and restaurants. Fresh produce, flowers, and macadamia nuts are available at the nearby farmers' market. The Kona Airport is about 8 miles away. Kahalu'u Beach Park, one of the best snorkeling areas in Hawaii, is just a few miles from the condo.

A large oceanfront pool, Jacuzzi, and chaise lounge area makes the Kona Reef a relaxing place to stay. Four gas-fired barbecues provide a great place to cook dinner, which you can eat at the tables and chairs in the barbecue area or take back to your private lanai.

Our condo is fully furnished and stocked with our guests in mind. The bedroom has a brand new king-size bed, tropical furnishings, plenty of storage, and a TV. The newly remodeled kitchen has granite counter tops, a refrigerator with icemaker, a new electric stove, dishwasher and microwave, plenty of cookware (for barbecue or stove), and dishware/silverware for 8. It also has a coffee grinder, a rice cooker, and a blender, as well as a toaster. The living room has comfortable furnishings, including a brand new queen sofa/sleeper. There's a TV with DVD player. A cabinet contains an extensive collection of books, puzzles, and DVDs. You'll also find coolers, a boogie board, and other toys for water play. A sliding glass door covers the full width and height of one wall of the living room. And directly outside that door is the private balcony and the ocean.

Our guests have been delighted with the condo and we think you will be too.

NOTE: If our D-24 condo isn't available for your desired dates or if you'd prefer a first floor condo, please go to VRBO 308090 for information about our Kona Reef D-3 condo.

Hawaii tax # W01532952-01

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More Details

Owner
Jan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Jan

We bought this condo a couple of years ago after owning another condo (D-3) at the Kona Reef for many years. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and try to come for long visits to our condo a couple of times a year. While there, we usually buy some new furnishings or make some other improvement in the condo as we want our guests to enjoy the space as much as we do. We remember what it was like to rent someone else's condo for our vacation and we try to make sure that all the little things (i.e. beach chairs, coolers, etc.) are available for our guests. We also never forget that a trip to Hawaii is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many of our guests and we want them to be thrilled with the condo they've selected.

Jan purchased this condo in 2011

Why Jan chose Kona Coast

We bought this condo a couple of years ago after owning another condo (D-3) at the Kona Reef for many years. We were getting requests for reservations that we couldn't accommodate in D-3 because it was already booked. Now that we have D-24, we are able to accommodate more guests, particularly during the busy times.

After visiting each of the Hawaiian Islands, we found that we enjoyed the Big Island the most. The variety of scenery throughout the Island is amazing and we still love to travel over to Hilo side or to the volcano or north to the beautiful beaches in the Waikaloa area. But we were especially drawn to Kona because of the sunny weather and all the ocean activities. We love to snorkel and swim and we've also done some kayaking in the area.

What makes this condo unique

Despite the many visits to our condos at the Kona Reef, we still are amazed when we arrive, go out on the lanai, and find the ocean right there. We don't feel like we have to do much to have a true vacation at our condo; just relaxing on the lanai or by the pool is vacation enough. One of the reasons we wanted to buy at the Kona Reef is because it's so close to the activity of downtown Kona without being in the middle of the noise. As we're walking the 2-3 blocks downtown, we see the car traffic and people having trouble parking and are so glad we don't have to drive and park, which most visitors to Kona have to do. Another thing we like about the Kona Reef is that we've found the other condo owners and the guests to be especially friendly so we enjoy the general atmosphere. And the condo association is constantly making improvements to the complex so we always feel that everything is being well-maintained.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed our visit to Kona and the condo was fabulous. We spent hours on the lanai enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean. We were a bit disappointed that we never saw any sea turtles basking on the rocks as we had read in other reviews. We still loved the place and also fell in love with the Big Island. We will surely be back.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 611 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Hand painted tropical mural on the walls
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa in the living room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size bed with new mattress
  • Brand new King size Beds (1), (1) Brand new queen sleeper/sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cooler and beach toys for guest use; beach towels provided; view from the lanai of surfers, cruise ships, jet skiers, para-sailing, and sometimes dolphins; beach is just steps away (swimming is for strong swimmers only); tide pooling in front of the condo; just a few blocks ocean front walk to 'downtown' Kona and its many shops and resturants (including a farmers market); just a couple of miles from Kahulu'u Park, a premier snorkling area. Washer and dryer in the condo, air conditioning in the living room, and a beautiful, well-maintained pool and jacuzzi area with plenty of chaise lounges.

Reviews

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INCREDIBLE OCEANFRONT! Free WiFi, King Bed, a/c, Remodeled kitchen, Washer/Dryer
average rating of 4.8 based on 51 reviews
5

Superb location & view

  • 5 of 5

This unit has an excellent location & oceanfront view - so relaxing sitting on the lanai! It's within a 10 minute walk to downtown Kona with a wide selection of restaurants and shops. The kitchen has been nicely updated. The king sized bed is very comfortable. The owners have stocked it with all of the right beach supplies: large carry bag, beach towels, folding beach chairs, snorkel equipment, etc. Highly recommend this unit for a great stay on the Big Island.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great unit

  • 4 of 5

Great unit and close to all.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Condo

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in D 24. It is bright & nicely furnished & appeared to be painted recently. Beautiful ocean view & sunsets. Easy walking distance to shopping & several restaurants.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Condo was great

  • 4 of 5

Condo was great but our check in procedure and confusion with owner and property managers was unaceptable, I was told we did not have a reservation, even with payment paid in full and confirmation number, made 8 months in advance. The owner Jan is the contact and she was very confused and overall rude in dealing with her on the phone on our arrival. Thanks to Scott the on site property manager for helping us sort it out and getting us checked in. It was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry that there was confusion regarding the details of staying in our condo. I have unexpectedly been in the hospital (on the mainland) for the past few weeks so I definitely wasn't the person you talked with on the phone when you arrived at the Kona Reef (and I also wouldn't have been rude when talking with a guest). I believe the phone goes directly through to our rental management company, Triad, and that Addie from Triad emailed you with directions prior to your arrival. I'm glad that Scott was able to sort it out and also am glad that apparently you enjoyed our condo. I hope you'll choose to stay in our oceanfront condo another time, when arrival instructions are not as confused (i.e. When I'm available to provide you with directions, etc.) Jan Zobel, owner Kona Reef D-3 and D-24
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Location is great. Could use a bit of updating.

  • 3 of 5

We loved the location of this property, and have stayed here previously in 2015 in the A building. The view was fantastic, saw whales and dolphins from the lanai. Used pool, hot tub and the outdoor grills-pool area very clean and nice. Free and convenient parking. Unit had granite counter tops and a newer appearing oven and over the stove microwave.

This condo could use a few additional things that would make it a great place to stay. Had granite counter tops. Mattress was not comfortable-when the other person moved, the whole bed would shake. Knives are rusty and very dull-need new knives. Washer and dryer are a bit dated. Like a shower separate from a tub, which many of the other units have, but this one does not.

I am getting a bit picky here, but we stayed in high season, paid a good price, and also paid a cleaning fee. Bought a plastic pitcher for the unit, so we could make ice tea, iced coffee, OJ, and lemonade. Unit had no scissors, a pen/pad for writing. Cell service was spotty. Wifi was no problem. Very hard to open and close the screen doors leading out to the lanai-was very irritating after the first few days. Also needs a few dishes that you can use to bake foods in the oven. One of the bedroom closet doors was off the runners upon our arrival-we left a note for the staff. We could get away w/ not using that side of the closet. Had to clean the bathroom vent, as there was quite a bit of dirt hanging off of it. Dropped a pill that went under the bedside stand and you could tell that the cleaning staff had not moved this piece of furniture to clean under it in quite some time.

Did not use any of the snorkel gear, as it did not look very clean.

Overall, I would give it a C+ rating. We would not stay in this unit again, but would definitely stay at the Kona Reef again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your tips and insight. I am sorry you did not call me when you were in need of items or repairs, as others would tell you all of those items would have been purchased and repaired within 24 hours. In fact we have addressed these needs since your writing. As far as a shower stall with tub, for that you would need a 2 bedroom condo so alas I could not do that for you :) We do now have new cleaners who show more attention to details.
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5

Very nice condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in Jan's condo over the holidays. The condo has an awesome view of the ocean and magnificent sunsets. The condo was well stocked with everything we needed and then some! There was a nice ocean breeze that really made it comfortable. Wish we were still there!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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Bongo Ben's Island Cafe
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill
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You Make The Roll
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Splasher's Grill
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Kona International Market
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Fair Wind Cruises
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HandMade Clay Orchids
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Keahole (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
2 blocks
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queen K Highway to the airport + no. & so. of Kona
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
A large variety of restaurants 2 blocks away
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Honl Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Kona
Car: recommended

There is a small beach park just steps away (strong swimmers only); tide pooling in front of the condo; just a few blocks ocean front walk to 'downtown' Kona and its many shops and resturants (including a farmers market); just a couple of miles from Kahulu'u Park, a premier snorkling area. Tennis available on the courts at the hotel next door.The Kona Reef is one of the few Kona condo complexes that's an easy walk to downtown but not in the middle of the activity there.

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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August-September 2017 2015
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
 
Ironman 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 12 2017
10 night minimum stay
$245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Oct 13 2017 - Dec 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
$205
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $35

Property is strictly a non-smoking space.

Rates listed are for 2 people. $10/night extra for 3 or 4.

Rates listed do not include Hawaii tax or check-out cleaning fee.

There are no charges for parking, WiFi, long distance calls to the U.S. and Canada, or any other fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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