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Top Floor Cozy Condo Nestled Among Tropical Kailua Kona Treetops

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Tastefully designed newly upgraded end unit with partial ocean views!

Tastefully designed and newly upgraded reflecting quality and comfort, this top floor cozy condo is nestled among the tropical treetops, with private lanai and peek-a-boo views of the ocean. My wife and I affectionately call our unit #322 the Kona Dove. It is, in our opinion, one of the more desirable units in the Kona Islander Inn complex; ours is a top-floor unit, away from the traffic noise of Alii drive and Kuakini Highway, but close enough to hear soothing surf sounds at night. Our west-and-south facing lanai has an extra-expansive and open view since our unit is also a corner unit. And my wife Therese is an artist and designer- we keep our unit lovely and clean inside!

Kona Islander Inn studio condo description

This newly upgraded, top floor end unit features:

• Interior artfully designed in hardwood and woven rattan “island style” furnishings, end table, large dresser, café table with two chairs, and an accent chair for additional seating.

• Tropical morning sun pours onto your lanai, where you can sip your smoothie and contemplate your day. We’ve added a new patio table, chairs and pull down sun-shade

• one comfy Queen-size bed.

• Fully equipped kitchenette with brand new microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, electric skillet, cutting boards, dishware, serve-ware and utensils.

• A quality 40” inch flat screen TV with remote and free cable. High speed internet available in reception/lobby area.

• Cozy upgraded bathroom with new modular shower and chrome fixtures with pocket door off of kitchen for privacy, hair dyer and extra towels.

• A lovely bedroom/living area with sliding glass doors that lead out to your private lanai.

• New air conditioner with remote control.

• Spectacular location in the heart of historic Kailua Kona Town, in close proximity to beaches, snorkeling, cafes, shopping, dining and farmer’s produce and artist’s market. Just a few steps through the garden to the pool/Jacuzzi area where there are two gas BBQ grills for your use.

More Details

Property Manager
Dave Scott
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

About Dave Scott

Therese and Dave have been happily married since August 2001 and live in San Francisco. Dave is a free-lance musician who has recorded and toured with Boz Scaggs and Rosemary Clooney. Therese works at the DeYoung museum in Golden Gate Park!

Dave Scott purchased this condo in 2014

Why Dave Scott chose Kona Coast

Recommended years ago by a dear friend who lives in Kona, we immediately fell in love with this very special property - with its lush tropical gardens, Hawaiian-style charm, unbeatable oceanside location and value! We've been staying here exclusively for years as renters; now as new owners, we are excited to share it with others!

What makes this condo unique

Top floor end unit; private lanai with peek-a-view views of the ocean; one comfy queen-size bed; newly renovated; 40' wall-mounted flat-screen TV with cable; peacefully situated within the bustling energy of downtown.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • new modular shower and chrome fixtures
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One comfy Queen-size Bed!
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Top Floor Cozy Condo Nestled Among Tropical Kailua Kona Treetops
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 27 reviews
kona, hawaii

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

This condo was pretty well kept, definitely needs some updates, but overall really nice! The location couldn't be any better and the cold AC was a huge plus! No beach equipment, but a small lunch sized cooler, so bring your own! Overall, the condo was great!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location - Modern Condo

  • 4 of 5

This Condo is in a great location in Kona. Close the beach, shops and restaurants it is the ideal base for a visit to the Big Island. The apartment is well appointed, is big enough for two people and has a great balcony to sit and have your meals at. Location is quiet , at the back of the complex so highway noise is minimal. Dave communicated well with us prior to arrival and we had no difficulty accessing the apartment and it was how it is described. Apartment is very clean, bed is comfortable and it is well serviced with cable tv and wifi. Would happily stay again when we come back to Hawaii.

The only downside was the noisy airconditioner, however the temp was not that hot so once the room cooled down we turned it off and just used the fan.

Overall a great stay and would recommend.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in great location

  • 5 of 5

Dave & Therese's apartment was perfect for my short stay in Kona. It had everything I needed and it is in a perfect location to exploit the town by foot, and the region by car.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! We agree our "Kona Dove" has the best location and great value! Mahalo!
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Lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 4 nights and really enjoyed the quiet of the room, great bed (that's a priority for me), the gardens surrounding the whole complex, easy quick free wifi, free parking and restaurants which are all walking distance. The set up is very user friendly. We checked in after 10 at night and the staff were helpful.

The beach is just outside the Kona Islander garden so the ocean breeze keeps the room cool; we didn't bother using the air conditioner. We kept both the balcony door and main door open for a cross breeze. The main door has a secure screen/steel inner door that locks.

Although we had a rental car and went exploring every day, it was a treat to come back to the suite, park the car and then walk to the Thai Rin restaurant on the waterfront. We also enjoyed the Kamana Indian restaurant. Just across the street overlooking the ocean is Daylight Mind coffee shop...wonderful venue with upstairs patio and view. On the Rocks restaurant which overlooks the water has great vegan options and of course a view.

So many great beaches to enjoy up and down this coast. Yet a highlight for me was Waimea. Loved the cooler air and community too. A final favorite was sitting on the balcony of the suite. You can relax, take in the sunset and it's always cool due to the garden.

I would happily stay in this suite again!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Linda! We hope you think of us and the "Kona Dove" next time you need a place to stay in Kona!
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Great place at the Kona Islander

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed this unit at the Kona Islander. We've stayed there many times and know that it can be hit and miss. We were only there for a short time but this unit had everything we needed. It would be nice if there were two beach chairs and two beach towels and the shower head seems to need a bit of work but these things would not deter us from coming back.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo! Yes, we proudly keep our unit cute and clean. We stock beach mats in the closet but they seem to disappear (fortunately the ABC stores sell them for $2 or $3). We hope you have you back soon!
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Efficiency in okay location

  • 2 of 5

Owners attempted to make the small unit cute. It was quiet and served our needs for two nights. Don't plan to cook much: small microwave, mini fridge, electric fry pan. We did use the grill by the pool, but it gets busy. Parking is limited.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for staying with us! Our unit is cute, and exactly the size advertised! Also let the pics show that we have a lovely kitchen that is exactly as the pics show! (We do lots of good cooking with the fry pan, mini fridge, and small microwave!) There are more units than parking spaces in the complex, but there is plenty of parking on Kuakini Hywy, directly in front of, and just south of, the entrance to the complex! Finally, my wife and I contend that the location is better than okay; you can't beat it! It is quiet, away from traffic noise, you have views of the ocean (from our private lanai), and yet you are within walking distance of dozens of shops and restaurants! Mahalo!
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bongo Ben's Island Cafe
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
Kuakini Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Island Lava Java Bistro
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
White Sands Beach Park
Car: not necessary

Kailua-Kona has the sunshine! The weather on this side of the Big Island can best be described as eternal springtime. Quite simply, it's almost always warm and wonderful. Kona has the calmest, clearest water in the state. This side also has the best beaches on the island, with some, such as Hapuna, consistently rated in the top five in the United States. All this adds up to a traveler's delight, one of the reasons that the Kona side has such a high visitor repeat ratio. Our personal favorite local activities in the area include snorkeling, Farmer's Market, local shopping, Kahaluu Beach Park, Kealakekua Bay, (Captain Cook Monument), Place of Refuge, Kua Bay, whale and dolphin watching, and Kona coffee tasting at local mills.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Ironman 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
10/16 - 11/30, 2017
Oct 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
high 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
low 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Ironman 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
10/16 - 11/30, 2018
Oct 16 2018 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Dec 2018
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
High 2019
Jan 1 2019 - Mar 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $49
Tax Rate 13.42%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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