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Updated Second Floor Direct Oceanfront Unit

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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

Jim & Penny, owners
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

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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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • Oven ...
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Updated Second Floor Direct Oceanfront Unit
average rating of 4.862069 based on 65 reviews

Excellent Value

  • 5 of 5

The unit had everything we needed and the view was even better than the pictures. The complex is great. We used the grills and ate dinner right on the ocean four of the nights we were there. The location is also perfect. We used the saltwater pool the first couple days while the waves were strong enough to keep the water fresh. We would definitely stay here again if it is available the next time we go to Kona.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for mentioning one of Kona Isle's great amenities: barbeques and tables in an ocean setting practically none of the seaside restaurants can equal. While we often eat lunch elsewhere on the island, we prefer sunset dining on our lanai or at the water's edge. We're pleased you also enjoyed staying here and hope you can visit again.
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Very comfortable living accommodations with a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable vacation for the second time in this condo. The sound a feel of the crashing surf, sight of palm trees, sound of birds and our front row seat to the sea made our experience wonderful. All that we needed was provided in the condo and it was very comfortable. My only request is that internet service is unavailable in this unit and required taking my computer to the library for service.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since your first visit, Kona Isle installed two additional routers near the front of the complex to better serve the beach buildings & pool. It helps us use our laptop and IPhone from our unit but we do find the signal influenced by where we are in unit, device and time of day. We're exploring installing a signal booster to improve things. We're flattered you chose to adjust your dates to be able to spend another vacation in our condo and are happy to hear it was an enjoyable one,
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  • 4 of 5

Ocean Front updated one bedroom Condo, very nice. We would stay here again, great view, nice interior decent price, and relaxing!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. You were great guests. You're welcome back anytime.
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Moses Lake, WA

A Kona Island in the sun

  • 5 of 5

This unit is truly ocean front. Beautiful grounds immaculately maintained. The pictures are very accurate in showing the upgrades to E-24. Everything you need is there. More than adequate closet space & amenities, and the most comfortable bed you've ever been in. The upgraded shower is fabulous. Jim & Penny have added plenty of extras so you won't need to buy anything but food, beverages, and good times. The wifi signals are a bit weak except in bedroom but that's a resort problem. The saltwater pool can be noisy late into the night when the surf is up but that's due to rude & inconsiderate people. The lanai faces the ocean, so expect gorgeous sunsets & breathtaking views. Frequently seen is a large dolphin pod often leaping & spinning as they pass by. Jim & Penny stay here themselves at least once a year to keep the unit in tiptop condition as they are hands on owners rather than leaving matters to a manager that might not be as concerned about keeping things in good shape. We look forward to staying here again someday.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to provide such a comprehensive review. We arrived following your stay and, as usual, stopped at Home Depot on our first trip to Hapuna Beach. Besides the normal maintenance, we're doing some upgrades which hopefully will make things even better for your next visit.
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Ferndale, Wa

Very pleasant stay in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This probably is one of the most outstanding overall values. The condo has everything you need. If you like to swim snorkel or bodyboard, it's there. If you want to take a lunch to the beach, the umbrella, the cooler, it's all there. Spinner dolphins breaching right out in front daily. If you are looking for something really fancy lavishing in luxury, this is not the place for you. But if you want a clean comfortable place to stay with a breathtaking view, look no further. Will not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. Our goal is to provide more than a visitor expects to find for the price. We love to hear that we've met or exceeded expectations because it means we helped shape a successful vacation for a guest whose parting wish we hope will be to return.
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Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

This unit was exactly what we were looking for. This was our first stay on the Big Island but we have been to the islands many times and have learned what works for us. . Kona Isle Condos is a beautiful, very well kept property. Jim and Penny's unit is great! Spectacular oceanfront views, we loved watching the sunset from the lanai. We also love the sound of the surf in the evening and it helps us drift off into sleep. The location is great too. It's just minutes from lots of shopping and dining. Excellent remodeling job with all new tile and cabinets, very clean. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Given the large number of repeat visitors at Kona Isle each winter, it seems for many it's a good fit. The location, setting and ambiance of the place has always seemed perfect to us. We're pleased you found in our condo exactly what you sought for your first Big Island vacation and hope you can return often.
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime 2017/18
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Prime 2018/19
Dec 15 2018 - Apr 14 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Departure Cleaning $105 + 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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