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Kona Alii in downtown Kailua-Kona

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Newly Remodeled 1 Bed 2 Bath Gem With Beautiful Ocean Views.

Whether you are an Ironman triathlete or an ocean enthusiast, this stunning, just remodeled property, will please all. It's location in the downtown Kona, is lively and in the heart of all the amenities. Restaurants, shopping, the ocean are literally at your doorstep. It is roomy enough for up to 4 guests, as there is a sleeper sofa. 2 spacious bathrooms provide comfort for all the guests. The amazing chef's kitchen has it all at your fingertips and is open in a great room atmosphere. The furnishings are high end and designed to entertain. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and the bed is king size. The walk-in closet has ample space for your belongings. The lanai looks out onto the ocean and also, to the pool and immaculately kept gardens. The 2 chaise lounges are a great spot to sit and view the ocean with your favorite cocktail and the dining table seats up to 4. If you are competing in the Ironman, it is a stones throw from the Expo/finish line. If you are a spectator, the athletes can be seen sitting on our beautiful lanai. The pool is pristine and excellently maintained. There is a lovely waterfall feature and a BBQ for your convenience. There are cooling trade winds and gorgeous sunsets. There is a festive night life and live music usually morning to night. It's relaxing to sit and sip a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee house on the ocean, listening to live music while you people watch. It is fabulous to head over to any local restaurant or bar and watch the sunset with your friends or family sharing some wine. Don't forget to walk to yoga class and then hit the farmer's market for the freshest local produce. Alii drive is the greatest spot for athletes to get a good long run in and train right where the Ironman competitors compete. White sand beaches like Lunapule and king Kamehameha beaches and are within walking distance. Even try renting a paddle board or kayak at King Kam beach and see how far you can go. Grocery stores are with in a couple miles but don't worry, if you forget something there is a convenient store a couple doors down. So, creating a delicious master piece in this wonderful kitchen is a snap. There is something for everyone at the Kona Alii and we hope you enjoy your stay.

Donald & Joanna Netzke
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Donald & Joanna Netzke

We reside in Southern California where we are raising our children. We have many family members dispersed amongst the Hawaiian islands and we visit them frequently. We travel extensively internationally as well. We appreciate the comforts of home when we travel, so it is with great pleasure that we can share our home with other travelers.

Donald & Joanna Netzke purchased this condo in 1998

Why Donald & Joanna Netzke chose Kailua-Kona

There just is not any other spot in the world as unique as downtown Kona. We have been part-time residence for years and we still are leaning new treasures that the Big Island has to offer. Plus, we like to spend time with our family members here in the islands and we have created many lasting memories for our children here and yet still have more to come.

What makes this condo unique

This location is what sold us. We feel we can easily go an entire week without having to get in a car. The beauty of this spot is that it has it all within arms reach. Honestly though, the view from the lanai is hypnotic and with the breeze and the fresh ocean air, we can hardly peel ourselves away from the chaise lounges. Many good naps have occurred there!


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kona International
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Rosa's cantina
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Lava Java
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

This is a downtown urban Hawaiian village like no other spot in the world. Travelers come from all across the globe especially to watch the Ironman competition which occurs directly in front of our building! It's a once in a lifetime experience just to watch. Our place is only a 15 car ride to a white sand secluded beach or a 2 hour ride to the majestic Volcano's National Park Kilauea. If you feel like staying home just walk across the street and order a cocktail while you watch the sunset at Huggo's on the Rocks. There is always too many choices and never enough time!


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , washer and dryer located in 2nd bathroom
  • Master bathroom with one vanity and step in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The master bathroom can be closed off to allow privacy
  • Master bedroom with king size bed with down pillows. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a massage therapist located in the lobby in the commercial space. Her rates are reasonable and she is excellent. Luau's at the Marriott just a few mins walk are wonderful and a must do.


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Kona Alii in downtown Kailua-Kona
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Almost everything was perfect

  • 4 of 5

The location is ideal and the condo is very nice and updated. It started to feel like home. It was within walking distance of all the little shops and good restaurants on Ali'i drive. Joanna was great to work with and very responsive. The only things we didn't like were the broken AC unit, broken dryer (it broke right before our stay so there wasn't time to get it fixed), and the bed wasn't comfortable. If it weren't for those 3 things, we would give this condo 5 stars no hesitation. Even now, we would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Touch of Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in JoJo's condo again this year for Ironman!!! We love it here. Close to everything and the condo is perfectly set up!

Great for the 2 of us and could sleep four.


  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully renovated 1 bedroom in the heart of the old town

  • 5 of 5

Owner has thought of everything from plush beach towels to boogie boards. Nice pool too. Will be booking another trip very soon

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Kona Condo

  • 4 of 5

This is a great Kona Condo. The kitchen has been modernized and has everything you need to do some serious cooking. The location is incredibly convenient. You are really in the heart of town with most of what you might be looking for within a very short walk. The lanai provides relaxing outdoor seating with a regular ocean breeze. Although we didn't use the pool while we stayed, it looked nice and it's presence was comforting.

We found the owners to be great communicators and were confident they would have been responsive if there were any issues. We really enjoyed our stay there. Fabulous!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been happier!

  • 5 of 5

Where do we start here? First of all the location is literally right on the beach in the heart of where all the action is in Kona. You are within walking distance from all the relevant shops, eateries, and retail in the immediate area. The pictures you see in the profile are exactly what your vantage point looks like. During our trip we explored the ENTIRE island, and we literally wouldn't have chose to stay anywhere else - Kona side, Hilo side, or otherwise. As for the condo itself it was clean, modern, and welcoming. The owners did a wonderful job decorating and making it feel just like home in so many ways. I can't speak for everyone, but having the comforts of home such as a kitchen, dishwasher, dishes, fridge, freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, etc. is so much preferable to what any hotel can provide. Plus, we know from our research before hand that going with the VRBO was significantly cheaper than the hotels down the street as well. Lastly, the place was stocked with tons of wonderful amenities. Boogie boards, beach towels, floating devices, vacuum, all the way down to little stuff like detergent, Q-Tips, cleaning supplies, pens/paper, printer, coffee/tea, etc. The folks that rented to us were really nice, polite, and professional, and provided us with tons of useful information in addition to responding to e-mails quickly. The only bit of constructive criticism we could give is that at times it would have been nice to have Air Conditioning in addition to simply just fans (which there were plenty of, overhead and standalone). But it looked like they were just about to install a unit when we were there, so chances are by the time you read this that will be in place as well. We couldn't be more pleased with our experience. If/when we come back to the big island we will be requesting this exact same unit. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing condo with beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Kona Alii for our honeymoon and loved every minute of our time here. Joanna was so helpful in making sure that everything went smoothly from the check-in procedure to recommending restaurants/activities on the Big Island. We could not have asked for a more perfect condo location, right beside some amazing restaurants and a short driving distance to some gorgeous beaches. Would highly recommend to anyone!!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Kona Alii is home to many permanent residence so please be respectful of the common spaces. For example, please lower your voice and keep conversations to a minimum while walking through the hallways. It is not permitted to hang towels over lanai so a drying rack has been provided. Thanks you for not smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.