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Fantastic Ocean Front Views Relax-Enjoy Sunsets-2017 Updates-New-HDTV-WIFI-King

Bedrooms 1
Space 698 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Fully equipped-Ground floor-Easy Access-Quiet-Lanai Ocean View-Free Parking-WIFI

2017 Updated, new full size dishwasher, washer dryer, refrigerator, microwave, smart HDTV, AC units in living room and bedroom, Well stocked with replenished furniture, towels, bedding, kitchenware, ice chest, snorkels, beach items.

Kona Makai is a beautiful ocean front garden complex with beautifully maintained gardens right on the Ocean with dolphin, whale watching. Very quiet complex with private tennis court, free parking, WIFI. Great pool area on the ocean with spa, fully equipped fitness room and BBQ. On the Iron Man Triathalon path. Ground Floor unit for easy access - elevated lanai for views. Bldg 5 is away from pool and road noise, North/South facing for dark cooler morning bedroom, indirect sunlight in living area. Quiet concrete building doesn't transfer noise from other units.

Tile floors, fans and AC keep it cool. Hair dryer, iron and ironing board are provided.

Two lanais, one with ocean view allow trade wind to flow thru-cooler,nice outside sitting.

Beautiful snorkeling reefs right at the property with access (except in high surf). Watch dolphins,sunsets and whales from the property.

Very convenient ~ 1 mile walk or 2 minute drive to town and well known restaurants like Bubba Gumps. On the bus/trolley route. Five minutes from famous snorkeling beach with sea wall, lifeguard and sea turtles. Enjoy shopping in town and the open market.

Volcano National Park is a great day trip. Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Park is only 30 min and best snorkeling at 2 step a short walk outside the park.

Local Property manager Alii Real Estate Services Inc. Tax ID TA/GET161568153601

Keywords: Condominium, condo, lanai, ocean view, volcano, ocean front, hawaii, kona, kailua-kona, beach, spa, dolphin, whale, pool, close to town, snorkel, swim, fish, king, tennis

More Details

Janet Oldham
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Janet Oldham

Newly retired and enjoying freedom to travel.

Janet Oldham purchased this condo in 1998

Why Janet Oldham chose Kailua-Kona

After doing all the islands, Kona has the best weather. Not much wind and rain. Plus it still has a small town atmosphere. I have enjoyed the Kona Makai since it was new, coming with my parents. I bought and have maintained a vacation unit since 1998. I enjoy coming regularly to ensure maintenance, updates and replenishing is done.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. The condo is very nice and is in a great location. Josh loved walking around on the lava off the pool deck. We enjoyed our breakfast out on the lanai every morning. We saw some dolphins swimming by the first morning we were there!

Thank you again. We really had a fun vacation.
Nov 2010
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 698 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa sleeper
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Washer & Dryer, AC, exercise facility, tennis court, BBQ, covered parking, fully furnished kitchen, convenient and close to everything


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Fantastic Ocean Front Views Relax-Enjoy Sunsets-2017 Updates-New-HDTV-WIFI-King
average rating of 4.375 based on 25 reviews

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was exactly as pictured. No complaints. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a nice review. I replenish regularly and always take care of any issues as soon as I know. Please come again. Mahalo Janet
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Excellent location and well maintained -perfect

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the nicely equipped condo. Lots of extras. Sunsets were perfect right on the ocean with outdoor furniture, pool and spa. Bbq excellent and clean. Will come again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location and incredible beach

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect, within walking distance to the cute town of Kona where you will find amazing restaurants and great shopping. There is a coffee place about 100 yards from the condo if you don't want to make your own. Janet's place is perfect! She has everything you need to take advantage of the coast and be comfortable during your stay. I wish I could have stayed longer and taken advantage of the beautiful sunsets and walked the coastline more. The bed is super comfy and the bath towels are very thick and luxurious. I would go back and stay a week if I could.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kona Makai

  • 5 of 5

We own a condo in the same complex and had our friends come stay at this condo. It was perfect for them and close to our unit. We love Kona Makai. It is well kept grounds, pool, BBQ area, and the condo was clean and complete. Close to town and right on the ocean.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate your taking the time for a review. We also love the Kona Makai having stayed there for the last 30 years and owned for 20. We arrived right after to do some updating and found it very clean and in good order. While there we put in a brand new mattress, bedding, towels, furniture cushions, bath rugs, new HD cable with ultimate high speed internet, as well as numerous improvements. We strive for cleanliness, well stocked, and add improvements at least once per year. The HOA is very friendly and makes sure the ocean side grounds and common areas are exceptional. Just in the last year they have put new roofs to incorporate solar power as well as new drainage plumbing. The year before they bought all new common area outdoor furniture.
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Condo was dated, a little dirty (I'm a clean corner freak) but adequate, bed was really firm!

  • 3 of 5

The property was very nice and the location was great! Loved the common area and all the plants.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kona Makai June 2017

  • 4 of 5

We only stayed 3 nights before leaving for Maui, but found the condo to be exactly as pictured. The owner was very helpful and responded to my questions very quickly. The air conditioning unit is really dirty and could use a good cleaning, but otherwise the unit is perfect if you are like us and want a place to rest after a full day out exploring. The pool is nice and there is a nice patio area overlooking the lava beach.

We were surprised to see roofers on arrival and it was somewhat noisy at times but since we were gone from morning to night, we didn't have to listen to it or see it as part of our trip. It was an inconvenience to find restricted parking in front of the condo due to the workers blocking parts of it off.

In comparison to the condo we stayed at on Maui at comparable price, I give it 4 stars simply because the other was bigger and the layout was more appealing inside and out. Also, I noticed this condo is listed on 3 different sites and the prices vary slightly due to fees and charges.... but VRBO is the easiest and best to deal with when vacationing.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The good news is it's complete for another 30-40 years and the complex is converted to solar as part of the replacement. I'm sorry that the timing was bad with the necessary roof replacement. We were there ourselves during the replacement and saw the management actively supervising. They made sure cleanup was done and hours were 9-5pm M-F as well as making sure parking, access for everyone, and minimal impact. The AC unit is clean, we were just there and cleaned the filters as well as anything else from the roof replacement. They are new units. My rates are the same on all sites but vary by dates chosen. Different sites have their own fees that are added to the customer price. Customers can always book directly to avoid fees. For 15 years I always advertised and customers booked directly with me. Now all sites have converted to be the middle man and collect booking money which includes their fees. Comparing Maui to Kona is like comparing San Francisco to San Diego, same state but whole different area, rates and environment. I have many customers that have tried other Kona units and consider it a 5 star rating with very reasonable rates. Kona Makai is the best well kept, smaller complex in Kona and this unit is updated regularly and kept very clean.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Only ~ 1 mile to town, very convenient
5 min to beach with sea wall and lifeguard
15 min to airport
12 min to Costco
Cancelation - $100 fee before 30 days prior to arrival, after that only refund the amount I can rerent - $100 fee

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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