About the property
- Condo400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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 Historic Kailua Village
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.
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Right where you want to be
This is a very conveniently located condo for staying in Kona. You can walk the whole main strip from this location. It was clean and well stocked with anything you might need. Great location and great view.
Mahalo! We love our Unit 322 "Kona Dove", are pleased you enjoyed it too!
Great central location, cozy and comfortable!
Downtown location, walk to shops, beach, restaurants, etc.. Quiet comfortable unit on nice property.
Great Location in Kona
This unit is in an excellent location of Kona. Just walk out the back of the complex and you are on Alii Drive and at the steps of the ocean!
The unit itself is in a great location of the complex - top floor corner unit tucked away on the side of the complex. Very peaceful and quiet location. The unit was very clean and comfortable. The minimalist kitchen had all the tools to get your day started. We made skillet omelets and raisin toast every day. We found this outrageous raisin bread at this wine shop next to Hula Lamps of Hawaii. It was just sitting on the counter and the guy said he gets it once a week and the day we got there it was fresh baked....the best we've ever had!
This unit had cable TV with plenty of channels to watch. The wifi was great.
Parking was the only slight issue. It is first come first serve for parking. If you are out all day and get back late you will not find any parking and will have to park at the basketball court next door. We had to do that twice in one week. Otherwise - up until about 6 PM there always seemed to be at least one spot available.
Our recommendations for your trip: Lava Java has great Kona coffee while you sit with expansive ocean views. Mi's restaurant (right across the street) had outrageously good calamari. Merrimans in Waimea is a fabulous restaurant - we had the fish tacos for lunch. Hilo Bay Cafe had the best, melt in your mouth, spicy tuna roll. While in Hilo check out the free zoo and the white tiger! Pretty cool!
Thanks for sharing your condo - it made for a great base camp for the week!
Cozy corner unit with a nice view
I stayed here for a couple nights in Kona before going to Kauai, and it was great place! The place is exactly as advertised, no surprises. It is a great corner unit, that is pretty private, and the lanai has a great view. I was lucky enough to catch an amazing sunset on my last night there. Bed is comfortable, and all of the furnishings are really nice. Dave will communicate with you right away. He is super friendly, and had lots of great advice for staying in Kona!
A wonderful central spot in the hub of Kona overlooking the ocean, plantation style and gardenesk overlooking the pool..a fun view all around.
Cozy Kona digs
We have stayed numerous times at the Kona Islander Inn. This apartment was definitely one of the better units. At 70 years old we kind of wish it wasn't on the third floor....but still enjoyed it. The decor was very pleasant....some very tasteful art pieces. The bed was comfortable which is a real treat at a vrbo. The lanai was screened for more privacy and that was nice also. There was a bit of a problem with the sliding door to the patio....it seemed to be out of the track. My husband fixed the immediate problem but I think the tracks may need to be replaced. Rust is an ongoing issue in the islands. Another ongoing issue in the island is bugs. We understand that and were vigilant about removing the garbage daily....but still...tiny little bugs....they don't bite, they are just annoying. Considering we were staying 2 full weeks, we would have like to have seen more toilet paper (2 rolls for 2 people for 2 weeks). We also would have like some paper towels, a scrubby to wash dishes and a few more garbage bags. Those were all items we needed to purchase. Of course the location is what brings us back to the Islander, smack dab in the middle of town but the parking is quite limited. All in all...two thumbs up and we would return and recommend this unit.
Thank you the two thumbs up! You are absolutely right about the TP and other paper supplies, from now on I will ask our cleaning person to leave more for longer stays! Thank you! The lack of scrubby seems to be an oversight. And all of your concerns are our concerns too, we will work to improve!
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.