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Beautiful Ocean/Sunset Views from Living Room Lanai, Lovely Garden, Walk to Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Ocean Facing Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)


This unit is simply furnished and priced to reflect the no frills condition. Please review the pictures which clearly show the condition of the unit. If you are looking for the best Kona Complex, at the best price, this is it. Clean and fully set up for beach vacationers, with beach equipment, towels, coolers, etc. Private WIFI in the unit. Why pay for fancy upgrades, when you and your bank book can be comfortable for less $.

This ground floor condo has NO STAIRS and has easy access to parking. It is set towards the quiet end of the complex. It features a front lanai with great direct views of the ocean and the beautiful gardens. The lanai has a dining set and very comfortable chairs for sunset watching. The bedroom is equipped with a queen bed with a micro fiber/memory foam topper and there is also a sleeper sofa in the living room. The kitchen has a dishwasher, stove, microwave, refrigerator as well as a stack washer and dryer. There is A/C and ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom. A/C is rarely needed as the mountain/ sea breezes flow right through the unit keeping you comfortable most days. Private secure WIFI is available in the unit (new modem/router) plus the shared complex WIFI is also available throughout the common areas of the complex. There is no smoking in the unit and Kona Makai complex is a non-smoking complex.

Great value for the location. Kona Makai is a beautiful ocean front garden complex with immaculately maintained Hawaiian native plants. It is a very quiet complex with tennis courts, pool, spa, exercise rooms and covered parking (great for keeping the car cool). It is best suited for couples and families with older children (14 and older). There is shared WIFI in the cabana and common areas down by the ocean. Enjoy the beautiful snorkeling reefs right at the property with access (except in high surf). Watch dolphins, sunsets and whales from the great pool area on the ocean with spa and barbecues. Relax and barbecue your fish down by the ocean. Kailua-Kona is also the home of the famous IRONMAN competition in October.

If you don't have transportation, and you're up to walking, it is a very convenient 10 to 15 minute walk to town and well known restaurants like Bubba Gumps. It is also minutes from a famous snorkeling beach with a sea wall, lifeguard, and sea turtles. Enjoy shopping in town and at the open market. There is also a trolley that runs along Ali'i Drive which takes you to the shops, movies and restaurants. In town you'll find many tour companies that will take you to various points of interest on the island.

Hawaii State Tax ID's: GE-077-499-3920-01 and TA-077-499-3920-01

All taxes collected are remitted to the State of Hawaii.

More Details

Sandra Vogel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Sandra Vogel

I fell in love with Hawaii when I came to visit in 1968. I always had a love for Hawaii as my grandmother was born right here on the Big Island back in 1887. My sister also lives in the Islands (Honolulu, Oahu). It took my husband and I until 2003 to move to the Big Island. I was recently widowed, but I still live on our 5 acres down by South Point (the southern most point in the USA) here on the Big Island. Kona is my fun retreat away from rural land chores. I rent the condo out to others to enjoy the Kona life when I'm not using it.

Sandra Vogel purchased this condo in 2011

Why Sandra Vogel chose Kona Coast

This complex is right on Ali'i Drive. Walking distance to Kona's famous restaurants, shopping and beaches.

What makes this condo unique

This complex has beautifully maintained tropical gardens and direct access to the ocean. In calm surf, access the tide pools right at the complex.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay in Sandra's condo in Kona. It has everything we could have needed (and more). On the way to the condo from the airport we stopped by the local walmart to pickup some items we thought we we going to need (steak seasoning, beach mat,...). To our surprise when we got to the condo, it had many of the items we had purchased. The condo even had some nice extra's like boggie board, beach chairs, snorkel/fins. Sandra takes excellent care of the condo and does a great job cleaning and prep'ing for the next guests. We had the pleasure of meeting her at checkin - such a nice person and very helpful. Told us about some of the cool things to do and see and really made us feel welcome. The Condo directly faces the ocean, so you have a nice unobstructed view of the ocean. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and the bedroom has a very comfortable bed. We had only a minor plumbing issue (it was actually with the building not with the unit). We called Sandra and the problem was taken care of immediately. In summary, we highly recommend this condo. Thanks so much Sandra for letting us rent your condo for the week. We will definately look for this condo on a return trip to Kona
Oct 2013
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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:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 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 -
  • Standard Tub and Shower combination
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom has Queen size Bed w/memory foam topper (1); Living Rm has Queen Sleeper Sofa(1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Oceanfront barbeque grills, cabana for private functions, bicycle storage area, two tennis courts, exercise and weight rooms, access entry to scuba, snorkel or swim in front of the complex when surf is calm.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Ocean/Sunset Views from Living Room Lanai, Lovely Garden, Walk to Town
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 23 reviews

Great Fun, Great Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

From confirmation of the reservation to the date of check out Sandra was always checking in to make sure that everything was going as expected. The property comes with everything that one would need for a vacation from washer and drier to beach going accessories. It is only a 15 min walk to downtown Kona which provides all types of shopping and restaurants. I would and will use this property again. Even better than my wife and I expected. Even the property managers are super friendly. Awesome price for all of the amenities that are included! Little extras: coffee maker, box fan, coffee grinder, laundry basket, plenty of towels for the bathroom and the beach!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Kona condo for us!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little condo! It has all the essentials you need for your vacation. We loved the lanai that had a great view of the ocean and got full sun in the afternoon. The Queen size bed was cozy, the pull out not so much but it's perfect for kids! It worked great for our ours! It has beach equipment and swim fins and a pack n play! It was a great location and easy to find. If I had to find anything to complain about it would be that the condo doesn't allow babies in the pool, I'm pretty sure with the proper swim attire they could but all the signs were conflicting and we did not challenge it but be aware if you have babies or toddlers the signs posted say no swimming. We will definitely book this condo again for our next Big island vacation! Thanks Sandra!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome unit! Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this beautiful condo. It is well appointed with all amenities. The location is perfect, and it is just the right size for family of three. Very nice owner, very accommodating. I especially love the ocean view from its lanai.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would love to stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

I liked this condo so much that I wanted to move to Kona and never leave the spot. It was really perfect for me and, I think, a bargain. Some things I liked: good communication and super flexible assistance by Susan, great location and easy to walk to restaurants, plentiful covered parking, superior view of the ocean and great breezes, CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN, and all the extras that make staying in a condo special. We had lots of pantry items, beach towels, nice washer/dryer, chairs & beach bags, huge fridge, ice maker!, and more. I stayed at another complex my last visit and this unit was SO much nicer, bigger, and well laid out. Also in comparison to other rentals, the instructions and key situation is nice and easy to manage.

The bedroom is massive and there was plenty of room for using the pull-out sofa in the living room without feeling crowded. The wifi situation was awesome - fast in unit plus the complex itself has wifi so you can use it at the pool, etc. The grounds were beautiful and I never heard a peep out of the neighbors. I could go on, but suffice it to say that if this hits the basic boxes for you (price, location, beds) then this is the best choice in town.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay at the condo! The condo was clean, well maintained and comfortable with everything we needed. Great patio view, we could even see spinner dolphins in the morning. The BBQ area easily accessible with a wonderful view of the ocean and sunset. We would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's Kona!!

  • 3 of 5

This was our 6th visit to Kailua Kona in the last 5 years and our first stay at Kona Makai. The complex is located at about 1.5 miles south of downtown Kailua on Alii Dr. which makes it very convenient to town. Like many Kona condo complexes there is a mixture of owners and vacation renters. This combination can be unfriendly to families with small children primarily due to pool rules and noise issues. The grounds are very well kept and the flowers were beautiful. The pool is small but was never very crowded and the ocean front loungers were perfect. We did not use the BBQs but they were Webers and were used nightly. Parking was convenient and we liked parking under the tennis court which kept our car cool in its shade. The condo was comfortable and we particularly enjoyed the lanai and the view (ocean and garden). The in unit washer/dryer is a must have for us. It was also nice to have snorkel gear, cooler and beach chairs. As with a lot of older condos this one is need of some updating including flooring, paint, and a makeover of the bathroom and kitchen. It could also use a larger TV and a stereo would be nice. We spend most of our time outside so the condo interior isn't what makes or breaks our vacation. With new flooring and updated kitchen and bathroom the rating would be 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kona International Airport
Car: recommended

Oceanfront barbeque grills, cabana for private functions, bicycle storage area, two(2) tennis courts, exercise and weight rooms, access entry to scuba, snorkel or swim in front of the complex when surf is calm.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $104
Tax Rate 13.42%

If cancelled 60 days prior to Check-in Date, full refund of all deposits less the $100 Re-booking fee.
If cancelled 59 days or less prior to Check in Date the Reservation Deposit is non-refundable.

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