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Best Value For Money In Kona Area Vacation Lodging

Bedrooms Studio
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 adults max, or 2 adults and 2 kids , Close To Beach

State of Hawaii Tax ID is W59731387-01. This studio sleeps normally 2 and up to 4 (extra fee may apply). Check in is not earlier than 4:00PM and check out is not later than 12 Noon.

Special event periods during the year will have significant cost changes.

The Kona Islander Inn has the best location in the village - across Ali'i Drive from the ocean in the heart of the village. It's only a short walk to restaurants, shopping, night life, attractions, and the Farmers Market, where there are fresh fruit, flowers, Kona coffee, and local souvenirs.

This condo is on the second floor above the lobby area in the Hawai'i Building (main). It has been recently remodeled. Everything is in great shape. It is not handicap accessible. There are limited parking places at the condo, available first come first served. Occupancy is 2 adults max or 2 adults with up to 2 children under 18 years of age.

Free local and long distance phone service within the USA and Canada. Unit has secure Wi-Fi with new high speed router.

A patio table and chairs are on the lanai, for enjoying your meals with a view of the garden. The complex is secure, a key operates the pool area and the large clean laundry room.

No personal care products are provided. Other amenities are subject to availability and may change without notice.

I have private WiFi in the unit for you to use. Large gas fired grills help with a great BBQ. On premise laundry facilities are available all the time. A functional kitchenette with handmade cabinets and stainless steel sinks is included. Also find a refrigerator/ freezer, water filtration, microwave, convection oven, blender, coffee maker and grinder rice cooker, toaster, and dishes. Plenty of towels are ready for you in our updated shower area.

The unit easily sleeps 2, and up to 4 persons can sleep with use of the included extra bed. We do not charge additionally for air conditioning use but encourage you to 'Think Green' and use power wisely. Other amenities include cable, flat screen TV, DVD player, and art adorning the walls.

A reminder: the County of Hawaii no longer allows plastic 'one use' shopping bags, so we provide you with a reusable tote as a reminder of your stay.

I live on the island, and my local caretaker are only a phone call away. Check-in and check-out are a snap.

Our clean and well maintained condo located in the heart of Kailua-Kona village is convenient to all its activities. It is accessible by walking, cycling, motorcycle, or car.

I offer you great value for your vacation money. No hidden fees or add-ons.

Great amenities to enhance your stay include:

* Fresh tropical flowers in your condo.

* Free private WiFi

* Free telephone use to U.S. and Canada.

* Prepaid parking on first come first served basis.

* No extra charge for using the air conditioner.

These amenities alone make the listed price very affordable. Add the location, convenience, cleanliness and utility of the unit, and you get a very great deal. The owner reserves the right to change the amenities offered without notice.

Prices include combined 13.62% Hawaii General Excise and Transient Accommodations taxes. Hawaii taxation information:

On-Island Point of Contact: Larry Gahagan.

ID:W 5 9 7 3 1 3 3 8 7 - 0 1

Prices vary based on the time of year. Discounts are offered for returning guests, company accounts, and special promotions.

More Details

Larry Gahagan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Larry Gahagan

My daughter loves to come visit the Island to visit me. I live on the Hilo side of the island. I am a happy, down to earth guy with a welcoming sense of life and living. I am always interested in travel and discovery and trying something new. I enjoy meeting open minded people who enjoy exploring new places and trying new things.

Photography is my passion. If you'd like recommendations on places to shoot on the Big Island, ask me!

Anyone who is easy-going, sociable, and loves to laugh will get along great with me.

I have one daughter living on the mainland. She is a great young professional woman.

I look forward to your stay on the Big Island. I travel the world and love to discover new places and revisit my favorite 'old' places, too.

Larry Gahagan purchased this condo in 1996

Why Larry Gahagan chose Kona Coast

My condo is a reminder of the earlier years in Hawaiian tourism. Immaculate gardens and pool area are the best in the village. You are within walking distance to village services, shops and numerous restaurants. One of only three royal palaces in the U.S. is just a couple blocks away.

Located in a lush tropical setting, the condo reminds us of old Hawaiian territorial style. Enjoy basking in the Hawaiian sun at the pool or hot tub, or just across the street at the beach areas. There is also a spa on site. Full laundry facilities are located on site for your convenience. The property is centrally located and is a great starting/ ending location for all your site seeing trips. You can buy great Hawaiian fresh fruits at the near by farmers market.

What makes this condo unique

Cleaning service is done at your checkout. If you desire additional cleanings please inform us for availability and the costs.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Standup Shower and toilet enclosed in the bathroom. Tiled floor. Linen storage available there, too. No personal care products are provided. Other amenities are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps up to 4
  • Clean efficient STUDIO layout with queen size bed. Also, a queen size fold up bed in a sofa is available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Best Value For Money In Kona Area Vacation Lodging
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 13 reviews

Great location! Would recommend it to our friends

  • 5 of 5

Cathe was our contact person the whole trip and she was great communicating via emails. The condo is location right on the main drive and it's close to many restaurants and shops and very convienent. We walked to restaurants for meals frequently. It has a nice lanai facing the pool where you can sit and relax and take in the sun. There was a big fridge and a bar fridge available with some appliances which is useful if you are going to cook a meal but we always went out. The fridge is nice to have when you bought some fruit and and muffins to have for breakfast. There is a small sink/counter area right outside the bathroom and shower. This is a small cute condo that was enough for the the 2 of us for the 8 days we were there. The unfortunate thing is that there isn't enough parking spots for all the condo units, if you don't come back early enough you often to find a parking spot on the street along the back of the inn. We rented an extra day so we had extra time to hang out at the condo before out night flight out. I totally recommend doing this so yo don't have to carry your luggage around all day since check out is at 11am

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is beautiful.!!!!

  • 1 of 5

The property was beautiful with all the flowers and plants and trees. Pool very nice and clean. Mr gahagan's condo was stale and dirty there was food left in microwave.nothing seemed to be cleaned. You. Couldn't stay out late or you had to. Park on street not enough ...ifparking have a rented. Car you don't want it on the street. The parking problem would not. Make me want to stay there again. Mr gahagan' need a new bed. Condo needs to be worked on and steam cleaned. Good location if you plan on staying check it out really good .i expected daily cleaning none at do it yourself. This is not a Hotel people .beware!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a small getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything I needed for a small time away to recharge and regroup. It's perfect for 1 or 2 people, anymore and you'd be stepping on each other. Walking distance to everything. The owners and care takers were pleasant and helpful. The only thing I would request would be to have a beach chair or chairs available to guest on hand during their stay, other than that... perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We would absolutely recommend Larry's unit @ the Kona Islander Inn; and Cathe the point of contact during your stay is always just a phone call away. She is very helpful and has a cooler or extra fan if you need. We would suggest that if your departing Hawaii on a red eye flight ( those leaving later at night ) that you book the unit for that extra day as we do. Some of the people we became friends with had to checkout of their units at 11am but their flight didn't leave until 10/11 etc at night - making for a very long day, with no where to be, and relax before a very long return trip home. Having the unit during this time allows for an easy day to prepare, pack, unwind at the pool, take walk or a nap, and shower before heading to the airport. Red eye flights are hard enough; and unbearable if you spend your last day tied to your rental car or sitting at a park waiting to go to the airport. We felt really bad for those who were unable to get a room for the day or had to jump through hoops to get one. So make your last day an easy relaxing day if your on a red eye flight and book that extra day when you reserve the room. Hope this helps... best regards & safe / enjoyable travels.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little oasis in the heart of Kailua

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying at this little condo. We were immediately charmed by the 'Old Hawaii' style of the lobby. The pool and grounds are maintained daily, and a lovely path through lush vegetation leads right to shopping, dining and ocean access. Though the studio is small, it has everything we needed. Between the appliances inside and the barbecues by the pool we cooked what and when we wanted. We would definitely stay here on our next trip to the island.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great location, small pool, poor parking (50 spaces for 150 units), unit was clean and well maintained, very small kitchenette but we ate out mostly, grounds were well maintained and the hotel staff was very friendly. No coolers or chairs for the beach but they did have a broom and a vacuum and some spare shopping bags.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Kona Inn
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Queen Ka'ahumanu HIghway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Lava Java
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kailua Bay
Car: not necessary

The Big Island of Hawai'i is known for adventure ranging from whale watching to mountain climbing, and there are gorgeous beaches where you can soak up some sun too. The Kona Coast stretches for more than 60 miles on the western side of the island. Beyond its historical significance, special coffee, and opportunities for water sports, there are also some great beaches that will make you want to put your feet up and stay awhile.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Wwndy Special
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
8 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cleaning: $50 per stay.
Taxes are collected in addition to base room rate.
Hawaii taxation information:
On-Island Point of Contact: Larry Gahagan. ID:W 5 9 7 3 1 3 8 7-0 1.
We collect Hawaii General Excise Tax (4.0%) and Transient Accommodations Tax (9.25% of gross rents).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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