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Jim & Penny, owners

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Fall Special on Updated Direct Oceanfront Unit

46 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)

Only one fall opening is still available for five nights starting Nov. 1st. The Ironman crowds have departed and this is a perfect time to relax or shop for exotic holiday gifts. These dates offer a $75.00 discount from our standard rate. Whether a quick getaway before the holidays or as a stop on a multi-island visit, look what you'll get:

The 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
Call Owner
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 46 traveler reviews

Fall Special on Updated Direct Oceanfront Unit
average rating of 4.8913045 based on 53 reviews

Great location, very nice condo

  • 5 of 5

Condo and complex were all very nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found everything to your liking.
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Absolutely Perfect Condo in an enchanting location!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous Condo/Perfect Setting: if you're planning a visit to Kona, this location is peaceful and beautiful beyond belief. Central to everything yet an oasis from any hustle and bustle. This is not our first time visiting the Big Island but when we return we'd live to stay with Jim and Penny again! Their condo is lovely, spacious and clean with awesome ocean views and perfect sunsets every night. It is part of a perfectly manicured property with a lovely pool. A walk to town or short drive to many a dive, volcano, Mauna Kea, great beaches...thank you Jim and Penny...we hope to be able to.stay with you again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! It's almost humbling to have a guest this impressed by the beauty, peacefulness and surroundings of our little Kona hideaway - especially when they're coming from a famous, world class island like Manhattan. Seriously, we really love it when guests find this kind of experience - it's a big reason for sharing our bit of paradise. You're welcome to visit again anytime (except next February when we need the enchantment).
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As described

  • 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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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Special
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 6 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

Refundable damage deposit $200
Departure Cleaning $100 + Tax
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 TA-008-553-6768-01

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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