Best Value for completely updated, gorgeous ocean front,Luxury Resort
We have been coming to Kona for over 35 years. We both first traveled to Oahu on the Matson lines in the 'good ole days' as we were greeted with Outrigger canoes to greet the ship. What a beautiful sight it was! This warm welcome was enchanting and something neither one of us ever forgot. From Oahu we both ended up in quaint Kona which was quite different from the hustle and bustle of Oahu. Over the many years that followed we both traveled to Kona many times and wanted to always live here.
Owner/manager purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Owner/manager chose Kailua Kona
We have been fortunate enough to have lived in Kauai in a Condominium and two different Condominiums here in Kona before we decided to purchase here at Kona by the Sea. When we made our list of pluses and minuses, we knew that this would be our Final Home, as the list of pluses went on and on for us. As one gets older, you realize that an elevator, luggage cart,and inside parking as well as the Oceanfront Master suite are high on the list. As one can tell, the property is very well maintained and the staff is definitely full of Aloha Spirit!!
What makes this Condo unique
Needless to say---Oceanfront has always been a dream for us both. We pick VIEW over a lot of other amenities, but here at Kona by the Sea, we did not have to sacrifice or compromise on anything. This property has it all for us!! We have finally landed. We decided to go ahead and do a lot of upgrades to our recent purchase now rather than wait, the most important of which was the 2-phase Rheem Central Air Conditioning 16 ton unit. It boasts the new standard of Refrigerant R-410A, which does not emit Ozone (proved to be harmful to your health). There is an additional UltraViolet bulb inside the unit to further improve the air quality as the bulb cleans all the air going through the system. All new sheetmetal ducting was also installed throughout the new system. Both Master Suites boast full tile bathrooms, including grab bars for safety. The whole condominium has been professionally painted with designer colors, including all the ceilings, closets, and walls. There is a brand new full-size G. E. WasherDryer as well as a brand new Whirlpool Over-the-Range Microwave. The whole condominium is tiled throughout while the bedrooms and living room are carpeted. The dining room sports a glass-topped table that seats 6 comfortably. The furniture is of a Hawaiian theme and very comfortable to relax. Beautiful artwork accents the walls throughout. The generous sized lanai also has 4 over-sized, cane lounge chairs that you could fall asleep in, as I have done many times. We could go on and on, and we do know this--You will feel at home here. George says it all 'We guarantee it!'
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Wonderful Stay in Kona
Terry and Mike are wonderful hosts. Super nice. Got us started with a welcome basket with coffee and fruit, including a pineapple.
The views from the condo are outstanding – beautiful palm trees and ocean. This is truly an oceanfront condo. Very spacious, great central A/C, all appliances worked well. Nice swimming pool. Ample parking.
Good location, downtown just a short drive away.
Terrific oceanfront property
The property is just as advertised; lovely! The furnishings are colorful, tropical, and very comfortable.
The condo layout is especially great for two couples traveling together with privacy for all.
There are large televisions in both bedrooms as well as in the living room. The view is absolutely terrific, we have seen dolphins nearly everyday. We've enjoyed using the barbecue facilities as well as the hot tub and good size pool. There is also a sea-filled pool very nearby, easily visible from the lanai that we haven't used yet.
One of my favorite features of the condo is the huge and very comfy bed in our room. I have arthritis and the quality of the mattress is extremely important to me. The full-size laundry washer and dryer are a really great feature and not one you often find in condos. Another really outstanding item is the very efficient central air-conditioning which has made life much more comfortable since we have had some extra warm, humid days.
There are two dining areas though we have used the lanai almost exclusively, we did have a dinner party for six one evening and had ample room inside around the dining table and two-three cooks in the kitchen!
Krista, the property manager, was very friendly and professional. Her welcome basket of Hawaiian goodies has been much enjoyed.
Mike and Terry are enthusiastic and caring owners which is evident throughout their beautiful Hawaiian condo.
Kona By The Sea
Kona by the Sea
My husband and I Have stayed at this beautiful condo at least 3 times in the
last few years. The view is breath taking.one sees lush plants and foliage,Aqua
marine ,clear water, a sandy beach, black lava rock , all with coconut trees
against the sky. The sunsets are to die for. One can sit on the Laine and take
all of this in. There is a fresh water pool and a salt water pool that is fun
to swim in when the waves are high and crashing over the edge. One may stand on
the edge, if you are so inclined, and let the waves send you on a fun little
ride down the length of the pool. There is a beautiful little beach close
enough to walk to that is wonderful for swimming, snorkeling, and turtle
watching. There are also many beautiful beaches that are not very far to drive
to. Town is very close by with a little free trolley ride to get you too and
from in a matter of minutes. The condo is extremely comfortable, and has many
artistic touches. The beds are large and comfrey, and the kitchen is well
stocked with what ever one needs. There is plenty of room for two couples
with lots of privacy with two master suites. The Ocean front master suite has an incredible view,
and you can see the ocean from every room in the condo. We love staying in this condo at Kona by the Sea.
There is an elevator and carts to carry luggage and groceries.....there are so
many things to do and see on the big island. The lava rock makes for great
reefs and wonderful snorkeling. We make this beautiful condo our destination as
often as we can. We love to play our ukuleles, and there are groups that meet
several times a week in the area. They welcome us with an Aloha spirit. A
vibrant sunset, a glass of bubblie,and some pupus, ah, what more could anyone
A very happy customer.We will be returning. Cherie
A Great Vacation Condo
My wife and I stayed here for 5 months in 2012. We loved it so much we returned in 2013 for another 3 months! We loved drinking Kona coffee on the lanai in the mornings and watching the ships, dolphins and whales right in front of us. This condo is very nicely furnished, extremely comfortable and the parking underneath was a great advantage. The sandy area in front was perfect for watching the gorgeous Kona sunsets while enjoying a Mai Tai. We would definitely recommend renting this condo.
Location, Location, Location!
My husband, myself and another couple rented this oceanfront condo for the month of March, 2014. We absolutely loved it. It had everything that we were looking for in our first trip to the Big Island. Direct oceanfront with an incredible view. Two separate bedrooms with their own en-suite. One at the front with an ocean view and one at the front with mountain view. Both very private. A fully stocked kitchen with plenty of dishes, pans, coffee maker, plenty of utensils etc. All the convenience of home with a dishwasher and washer/dryer.
We loved exploring the island and coming back at the end of the day to watch the amazing Hawaiian sunsets while sitting on the lanai sipping cocktails. Then we'd BBQ supper on one of the 3 BBQ's. We were very impressed that the maintenance were out bright and early every morning cleaning the pool, hot tub and all 3 BBQ's. The BBQ area is well lit with lights at night. The men usually did the BBQ'ing and they quite enjoyed the conversations with other quests while cooking. We'd learn of a new beach to snorkel at or what fish they were catching and where.
Some days were just spent relaxing around the pool or sitting on the lanai spotting whales and dolphins. We got some great photos of both right from our lanai. As well as turtles sunning themselves down on the lava rock.
There is a market just a few doors down and across the street that we went to a few times shopping for souvenirs.
It was so great to have underground parking to keep the rental car out of the sun. There is carts in the garage to put your luggage or groceries on and then head on up the card access only elevator. This was such a convenience.
When we first inquired about the condo rental the owners, Terry & Mike, were very prompt in getting back to us and were very agreeable to deal with. We loved it so much that we are already re-booked for another stay in 2015. We can't wait to get there to kick back and relax on the lanai in hopes of catching sight of more whales and dolphins.
This condo is such a hidden gem that once the word gets out it will be hard to find available rental time.
Historic Kailua-Kona town abounds with Hawaiian charm. It is a casual walk to town from this location. Alii Drive meanders along the Oceanfront with constant views to the Ocean as you walk to town. The town is full of waterfront restaurants, shops and souvenir stores. Plenty of golfing is available near-by and you do save money by buying the Golf Package when you arrive. The beauty about this particular property is that you are 'very content' by staying home and enjoying yourself at the pool/spa/sandy Oceanfront beach.