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Your Hawaiian vacation starts here! ~Newly Updated!~

Bedrooms Studio
Space 481 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

Beautifully renovated condo with all the comforts of home.

Kona Shores is a great location right on Alii Drive. A lovely complex with oceanfront pool & BBQ area for easy island living! Ground floor, end unit with easy access to Alii Drive and just one mile to downtown Kona, shopping, restaurants & beaches.

Beautifully remodeled (8/2013) down to the windows. This condo is thoroughly maintained and looks just like it did the day it was renovated.

Enjoy a thoughtfully laid out floor plan that will give you space and comfort during your stay. The kitchen features full sized appliances, gas stove, ice maker, built in microwave, custom cabinets and granite counters. Stream all your favorite shows on our 4K smart TV. There are tile floors and a split system A/C. Enjoy a sectional couch and king size bed for you to start and end your day on. Worry free assigned parking that is close to the unit. Enjoy vacationing with the comforts of home!

More Details

Property Manager
John & Vicki Vaughan
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About John & Vicki Vaughan

We fell in love with Hawaii during our first visit to Kona in March of 2013 and purchased our condo at Kona Shores knowing we would return again.

We hope you catch the 'Aloha Spirit', as we have, while you relax and vacation in paradise!

Mahalo for stopping by! Enjoy Kona Shores!

John & Vicki Vaughan purchased this condo in 2013

Why John & Vicki Vaughan chose Kailua-Kona

This condo was totally remodeled and features full sized appliances, gas stove, granite counters in the kitchen and a full sized bathroom. A king size bed, sectional couch with a 40 inch smart TV with cable, Wi-Fi, AC and assigned parking. The condo is fully furnished and stocked with everything you need for your vacation. You will truly not want for anything during your stay.

The spectacular sunsets at the pool area will be unforgettable. And, since the pool is literally on the Pacific Ocean you may see dolphins playing, colorful fish, sea turtles, and when in season, humpback whales.

What makes this condo unique

The location of this property is amazingly central, close to downtown Kona and easy to get to! There are laundry facilities, bike rack, assigned parking, Wi-Fi, smart TV and cable. The cabana and ocean side pool are just a moments walk from your unit.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a wonderful time! The condo was great-good location and well stocked. Loved visiting Kona Joe's for breakfast & coffee tasting. Makalawena beach was beautiful -the water was so clear, plus it wasn't crowded. The botanical gardens in Hilo were very cool. Thank you! We will be back!
Aug 2014
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 481 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clean and freshly updated, all new fixtures!
  • Beautiful vanity, sink, closet and shower/tub combination.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Studio - 1 king
  • Pull out couch (Full)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are beach chairs, an umbrella, a travel cooler, ice packs and beach towels for your use.


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average rating of 4.8039217 based on 55 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this condo. It was centrally located and the owners were wonderful and accommodating! We would definitely stay here again and recommend to all our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you folks stay with us! I hope to see you two back very soon! Vicki
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Great apartment! The perfect accomodation in Kona

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is even nicer that shown in pictures. We really enjoyed our vacation since there is everyhing you need and lots is comfortable and very clean. Perfectly equipped to prepare every kind of meal.Vicki,the owner, was so so kind to write us all useful information about Big Island and we left for our use a very helpful guide (thanks!). She welcome us with a Prosecco bottle. I absolutely suggest to spend your Kona vacation in this apartment because is simply perfect! We will be back in Kona soon and we would really love to stay here again. Mahalo Vicki! Grazie mille per la splendida accoglienza!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us Ilaria! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us this New Years! I hope to see you all back very soon! Aloha, Vicki
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Austin, TX

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this well appointed condo! Appreciated that there was an umbrella and cooler bag available for beach use. Only thing to note is the unit faces the road so if you’re a light sleeper it’s something to consider, although not much traffic noise at night.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you stay with us Jenna! I am glad that you found everything you needed at the condo to enjoy your time on island! Much aloha to you folks! Vicki
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Montreal, Canada

Nice, clean and walking distance to everything

  • 4 of 5

The place is great, if you don't want to rent a car. Everything is walking distance. We use the BBQ and the pool every night and we were alone and quiet in the pool area

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you stay with us Marc! We are looking forward to seeing you again! Vicki
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4,5 stars, very recommended

  • 4 of 5

Tastefully decorated and immaculate. Good location just 1 mile from downtown on the coast road.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay with us! Hope to see you back soon! Aloha, Vicki
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect. Clean, new amenities, easy access and 5 mins from downtown Kona. End unit on ground floor--very easy to get in and out. Definitely follow the instructions about keeping food bagged up or in the refrigerator to avoid the attack of tiny ants. Really loved the beach supplies: 2 boogie boards, beach umbrella, giant fold-up beach mat, cold storage bags with reusable ice blocks, 4 camp chairs and plenty of beach towels. King size bed was comfortable and the A/C was cold. We stayed for one week and would stay here again for sure! The owner was responsive and helpful at all times.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear that you folks enjoyed your stay with us and that you found everything you needed for your stay! I hope to see you back soon! Much aloha, Vicki
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Kona Town Tavern -- CLOSED
"Great affordable food and lets not forget the beer!"
Kahaluu Beach Park
"Great spot just minutes down the road. Very popular spot to hang out, people watch and check..."
Laaloa Beach Park
"Just a short drive away from the condo. Great spot to check out the surf and people. Depend..."
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
"Right on the water! Great views, great service and great food! They have some wonderful fres..."
Kona Country Club
Da Poke Shack
"Amazing poke just down the road. The plates are amazing and just grabbing a couple differen..."
Eco-Adventures Hawaii
"If you want to zip line this is the place. The folks who run the tours and helpful, fun and ..."
Kailua Village Farmer's Market
"Great little market in Kona Town. Have a meal and bring your bags and get some fresh food f..."
Kenichi Pacific
"This place has an amazing happy hour at their sushi bar...check for times."
Kona International Market
"If you want to get some gifts for yourself or folks at home..this place will keep you busy l..."
"Good grocery store in town. They carry a lot of organic products."
Kona Wine Market
"Nice wine market. The folks there will help you find anything. A great stop."
"Great bowling alley. The also have a diner there that is amazing! Fun for all!"
La Bourgogne French Restaurant
"If you want a quiet romantic dinner...this is the place. Always wonderful and just a gem in..."
Green Flash Coffee
"This is walk from the unit!"
Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill
"Amazing food at this place. All their poke selections were so delicious and they had a prett..."
Nearest Airport
10.1 Miles
Keahole Kona Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Huggo's on the Rocks
Nearest Golf
9.2 Miles
Makalei Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Kuakini Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Green Flash Coffee next door, Huggo's short walk.
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Honl's 1/2 mile, Magic Sands 2 , Kahaluu beach 3.

This property is centrally located on Alii Drive, be in downtown Kona within minutes where there are restaurants, farmers market, shopping and historical sights to visit. Or be on the road quickly to adventure the island with a short drive to Mamalaoha Highway.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Standard Cleaning Fee $104.17
Tax Rate 14.42%

***There will be a $10.00 per day charge for a third person. Please include the age of any children so we can give you an accurate quote.***

Hawaii Tax ID number: W79511457-01

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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