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Jim & Penny, owners

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Updated Direct Oceanfront Unit

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

This unit provides a panoramic view of the ocean framed by palm trees from the living/dining and kitchen areas through twelve foot sliding glass doors. Relax on the expanded private lanai overlooking the surf, marine life and unsurpassed Kona sunsets. This second floor end unit in the desirable beachfront "E" building is quiet, secure and private. Full remodel completed in 2014 provides a bright and contemporary feel that is open to the view and ocean breezes. The updated kitchen features a dishwasher and eating bar. The ceramic tile bathroom has a walk-in shower. The bedroom includes a wall of windows that can be opened to the trade winds and the sound of near-by waves.

To help you enjoy your visit, there is beach gear, binoculars to watch passing whales (in season), guidebooks and a reserved stall in an adjacent lighted parking area. We have assembled an on-island team that takes pride in insuring that everything is extra clean and in good repair, as well as a concierge if you need assistance in making any special arrangements for your visit.

Kona Isle delivers the old Hawaii that visitors dream about. It is a small, intimate resort of low rise buildings nestled in lush, pristine landscaped grounds. A heated fresh water swimming pool next to a private beach area affords plenty of space to soak up the sun or relax with a book from the Kona Isle library. There is also an adjacent ocean-side surf fed pool. Gas bar-be-ques are maintained for your use in a lighted ocean front picnic area, a favorite gathering spot for sunset viewing. Kona Isle is a Wi-Fi enabled, non-smoking facility.

Kona Isle is situated in the heart of the Kona coast on the ocean side of Ali'i Drive about 1 1/2 miles from Kailua-Kona restaurants, shops and nightlife. Both a convenience store and farmers market are within a 1 block walk. The Alii Drive shuttle bus also stops near-by. Some of the island's best snorkeling and surfing spots are less then a ten minute drive.

The laid back, serene ambiance within the complex coupled with the convenient location accounts for the many repeat visitors. This unit puts you out front, right on the ocean -- no roads to cross, no buildings restricting your view, no vehicles parked in sight. How close is the ocean? Click on video button above for a panoramic video taken from the lanai of some winter waves.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jim & Penny, owners (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a great unit and it had spectacular views of the water, sunsets, whales, etc. We would definitely stay there again!
Feb 2014
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based on 44 traveler reviews

Updated Direct Oceanfront Unit
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 51 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

Great stay in Kona Isles. Condo is oceanfront view and is very well equipped.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was fantastic! Clean, charming & with a wonderful location, we highly recommend this condo. The owners are lovely, helpful people. The location is just perfect - right on the ocean. Having a washer & dryer plus kitchen makes a Hawaii vacation more affordable. We had a fantastic time at this condo & adored our time in Kona which is such a great location. Spectacular views of the ocean & the crash of the waves lulled us to sleep. The barbecues adjacent the water are such a fun way to cook & eat. While the condo doesn't have a beach, beaches are just a quick drive...minutes away. The condo is well-stocked with 3 beach chairs, a great beach umbrella, 2 coolers (one small soft cooler & one larger one), a boogie board and some snorkel gear. Our daughter slept on their sofa bed which was great! The covered deck is a great place to have your morning coffee while overlooking the sea. Thanks for a fabulous vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad your stay in our condo worked out so well for you and that you selected Kona Isle for your family gathering on the Big Island. Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions. We hope you can visit again in the future.
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Great location, beautiful grounds.

  • 3 of 5

The location was perfect. Close to Kailua town plus no noise. The pool is exceptionally clean with no smell of chlorine. Small tidal pools at the ocean that are fun to explore. Nearby small beaches are great if you don't want to drive to the awesome ones in Kohala on a given day.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for mentioning the pool - it is a gem. There is no chlorine smell as almost none is used. Besides the solar heating equipment there is a high tech filtration system that along with almost daily attention insures it is always pristine.
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Another Great Stay !

  • 5 of 5

4th stay at the Kona Isle. Second stay in this unit, first with the new owner. The new owner has done a very nice job remodeling and updating the unit. To us it is the best location in the complex, second floor, end unit. Compared to what some of the NON Ocean Front units rent for, this unit is a steal of a deal.

The new owner is very friendly and easy to work with, unlike some of the others on VRBO. The booking and all arrangements were handled very professionally. We will be back !!

Only because it is not mentioned, but there is NO oven, only a cook top. This was no big deal, other than we almost bought a take and bake pizza before arriving. Other than that, there is everything you could need in the unit.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Welcome back and mahalo for your kind comments. We agree the unit location is one of the best - we bought it in large part to insure we could stay in this spot when we visit. As a Kona Isle regular, you know the compact design of the units demand trade offs when remodelling. To have a breakfast bar and larger lanai, we had to move the dining table outdoors. We gave up the oven to add a dishwasher without losing storage. We are pleased you found the unit improved overall from previous visits and look forward to having you back.
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic time for my first visit to the Big Island and this condo was a big part of it, the location is great being in a well maintained complex only a mile and a half from Kona and of course being ocean front is awesome, some people have mentioned being bothered without the AC for me it wasn't a problem with the ceiling fan, listening to the surf all night through the window and tropical birds singing in the morning! Many things in the condo were a help, snorkeling gear, cooler, beach chair, beach bag, hair dryer and the kitchen was set up well for dish wares, oh one thing missing was a cork screw but I had one with me. The grilling area is ideal being ocean front, great having a glass of wine, grilling, conversation with other guests, and watching the sun set! Beautiful place to be, I love Hawaii!! Thanks Jim and Penny for a memorable trip!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear our condo served you well as a homebase for your first Big Island vacation. Like most our guests, we look forward to starting each morning on our lanai taking in the view of the Kona coast down to Captain Cook. But what really makes it memorable is the cup of fresh Kona coffee. That's why there is a coffee bean grinder in the kitchen and Brita filtered water in the fridge. Like you, we love ending a day watching the sun set out front sipping a glass of wine while the fresh Mahi Mahi grills. No corkscrew! Actually we had a very good one. If our unit cleaner can't find it, we will immediately have it replaced. It's often the small stuff that helps make a vacation which is why we value guest feedback. Mahalo for all your comments.
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Better than we remembered

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed here a couple of years ago, we appreciate the nice improvements and upgrades to the unit. It's obvious that the owners want to make it as comfortable and useful for their guests as well as themselves. The bed and furniture are comfortable. The kitchen is nicely stocked with dishes, pans, utensils, etc. The lanai can be shaded from the afternoon sun. Beach umbrella, chairs, masks and fins, "noodles", cooler and most of what you would need for a day at the beach are supplied. The grounds themselves are beautifully maintained and the pool is always clean and refreshing. The central location makes this unit a nice base for island exploration but also lends itself to gentle, relaxing times in the ocean front recliners. As all the units are one-bedroom, this is the perfect quiet vacation retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy our changes made this visit even better than your last. We look forward to returning each year to see small things Bryan, the resident manager, and the owner's association have done to enhance the complex. During our stays we try to find ways to improve our own unit. As owner/managers we have the advantage of lots of interaction with regular guest whose ideas we often incorporate. Thanks to you and others we've already started next year's list.
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September Special
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
Prime 2016/17
Dec 20 2016 - Apr 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Prime 2017/18
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

Initial payment of 25% to be made along with completion of rental agreement at time of booking. Up until 60 days prior to arrival, 10% of base rent is retained in event of cancellation. After balance is paid (60 days or less prior to arrival) cancellation refunds are as outlined in the rental agreement. Damage deposit is included in price quoted and fully refundable within a week of departure as per terms of rental agreement. Kona Isle does not levy any additional fees. 2% cash rebate on base rent will be paid with return of damage deposit to those electing to pay by check.

A charge of $10.00/night for each person over two will be added during Ironman week (unit maximum of four still applies)

HI Tax ID W27483389-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk-in ceramic tile shower; ADA raised seat toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New extra firm mattress w/memory foam topper 2015
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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