About the property
- Condo700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Beautiful 1 bedroom (King), 1 bath, with fabulous ocean view!
This beautiful, one bedroom condominium (700 square feet) is located in building #2 at Kona Makai; a gated condominium complex on the sunny Kona coast of the 'Big Island' of Hawaii.
This beautiful condo lacks nothing! The view from the lanai is simply gorgeous and it never gets old watching the Spinner Dolphins frolic in front of the condo.
The condo overlooks the Kona Makai common grounds including pool, Jacuzzi, and gas barbecue grills. The lanai has plush, comfortable furniture, so you can relax and watch the cruise ships enter the Kona harbor, or watch the dolphins and whales swim offshore, or or just enjoy your morning coffee in peace and quiet.
In the afternoon the colorful para-sailors are in the area. You may want to give this a try! Or, you may want to head to town and rent a bicycle or snorkel gear and see the beauty of Hawaii's underwater paradise.
All rooms, including the lanai, have Italian tiled floors and ceiling fans. If there is no breeze on the lanai, just turn on the fan and make your own!
The unit has everything and more! It is tastefully decorated in a Hawaiian motif, with accent walls, and numerous, custom made, Hawaiian wood carvings. We update and upgrade this beautiful condo every time we are on the island.
The unit has 2 brand new air conditioners when needed, but most of the time, a fresh breeze blows through from the bedroom to the open sliding glass doors rarely making the AC necessary.
Since we are a second floor unit on the quiet side of the complex, we do not have to be concerned about traffic or the constant noise of cars starting.
This is one of the best equipped condominiums that you will ever find and you do not need to worry about anything. It has plenty of linens and bath towels, beach chairs and beach towels, men's golf clubs, a completely furnished kitchen with new or close to new appliances.
The Maytag washer and drier are the best we could find and we furnish laundry and dishwasher detergent. We also have a microwave oven, Kitchenaide dishwasher, under-counter LED lighting, stereo, DVD/VHS player, new LCD flat-screen television, and the most comfortable king sized bed you will ever sleep in. We also furnish a nice selection of Hawaiian music, and guide books as well as books on Hawaiian culture and history to help you fall asleep.
Kona Makai is a quiet complex, gated for security, and conveniently located 1 mile South of Kailua town on beautiful Alii Drive within easy walking distance to town. The grounds are simply breath taking; the view is indescribable and the colorful gardens are full of every kind of Hawaiian plant one can imagine.
A reviewer for a national travel magazine awarded it 5 stars (out of 5) and described it this way: Kona Makai: the best kept secret in Kona! My wife and I have stayed at the Kona Makai condominiums many times and just love the ocean views and the gorgeous grounds. The guests gather by the pool each evening to watch the gorgeous sunsets. We stayed in building 2, (our building) which is said by the full-time residents to be the best. Such a bargain for Kona!
Need I say more?
Ellis Mills or Susie Mills
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Ellis Mills or Susie Mills
Susie and I live in TX when not at Kona Makai. We manage our condo personally so you are not dealing with a rental agent. We have fantastic customers and most of them have rented from us multiple times.
Ellis Mills or Susie Mills purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Ellis Mills or Susie Mills chose Hōlualoa
We fell in love with Kona Makai the moment we saw the beautiful grounds. The view we have from our lanai, and the peace and quiet of Kona Makai are simply unbeatable.
What makes this Condo unique
We love having our morning coffee on the lanai and watching the Spinnner Dolphins put on a show for us. During the afternoon we see the colorful parasails and the tour boats, many who snorkel right off shore from Kona Makai, and we do all of that without having to move an inch. At night, we cook on the gas grills down by the shoreline and then watch the sunset while dining on our lanai. Kona Makai has exclusive beauty everywhere you look; it just cannot be topped, and the rental price is extremely reasonable.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We really enjoyed our stay at your condo. The unit is tastefully furnished and was very comfortable. We had breakfast on the balcony every morning enjoying the view of the ocean. The grounds of the complex are carefully maintained and were a real joy to look at every day. If we ever come back to Hawaii, we definitely would like to stay here again.
Thank you sir! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
Mahalo and Aloha
Beautiful location and comfortable living...with an amazing view of the sunset! The owners are responsive and very thoughtful. We couldn't be happier with or stay!
Thank you! We look forward to your return.
Wow!!! Another Jackpot
Wow!! Was our first thought when we walked into the condo and double wow once on the lanai looking at the Pacific Ocean, plus it's a beautiful 1 or so mile walk to town.
The owners have gone completely out of the way to make their guest comfortable and giving guest as much as possible the feeling of being at home. Just about anything we needed was available, from seasonings to anything you could think of (within reason). The bed was extremely comfortable, as was the sofa and recliner.
There were no negative surprises, everything worked the way it was stipulated in the description and instructions of the condo. The property manager you mentioned in the condo information was courteous and friendly. He is a "take care of business" kind a guy. We did call on him one time and within a few minutes had resolved a minor issue (not related to the condo).
Everything was just marvelous especially the meeting of other regular guest who had been coming to Kona Makai for many years. The camaraderie was a pleasant opportunity to share personal and traveling experiences.
Negatives regarding Kona Makai, none worth mentioning.
We could go on and on with pleasantry's of the Mills condo at Kona Makai. If we decide to go back to Kona next year they will be first people we contact for lodging.
Mr. & Mrs. Mills, thank you so much for making your condo available to us and having it so clean and neat for guest.
Raymond, thanks for the kind words. You were great guests and we really look forward to your return.
Aloha and Mahalo.
Ellis and Susie Mills
My fiancé and I really loved the condo! It’s in a perfect location with a beautiful view of the ocean. I didn’t think we’d use the washer/dryer much but boy does it come in handy when coming back a mess from hiking/snorkeling, so that was a big plus. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone visiting the Big Island.
This property is the greatest!
The Kona Makai condo complex (and this unit in particular) is a great place to stay in Kona! My husband and I have stayed in this complex four times after many trips staying elsewhere. Now, we won't stay anywhere else. We have stayed in this unit two times, and it will be our first choice in the future.
The complex is beautiful, peaceful, and very well-maintained. It is only about a mile south of Kona town. We have found it very easy to get a chair by the pool, even under an umbrella! The sunset chairs are pretty easy to get as well.
The unit itself is fantastic! It is very clean, decorated in countless three dimensional island-decor pieces, and is very well appointed. Not only are laundry and cleaning supplies provided, there are high-quality Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrellas available for the use of visitors.
The unit has fans in every room and on the lanai, including two new high powered (and quiet) fans in the living room and the bedroom. Though the unit does have air-conditioning, we found using the fans were very comfortable and allowed us to hear ocean sounds through the night.
Ellis and Susie Mills are great owners to work with. They are quick to respond to rental requests as well as questions one might have regarding any aspect of the rental process, from booking through your stay. We simply cannot compliment this unit, the complex, and the owners enough. They are great! We look forward to our next trip!
Superb Kona Makai Unit!!!
We had a wonderful stay. The condo unit was clean and nicely furnished. This 2nd story unit is in a building that offers a fantastic sunset view. There are plenty of bath and beach towels to warrant leaving yours at home. The only negative was that I was unable to get any radio reception on the stereo unit. No biggie as I had my phone and blue tooth speaker. The owners are more then pleasant to deal with. I highly recommend a stay in this unit and plan on returning again in the years ahead.
The condo is located on Alii Drive, which is the main street that runs through Kailua town. We are 1.25 miles from the center of town, which is an easy walk.
You can take a leisurely walk along the ocean side of Alii Drive and look for the spinner dolphins frolicking near the shore or watch the cruise ships arriving at the Kona harbor.
Stop for some fun shopping on the Boardwalk or try one of the many great restaurants in the area. The Fish Hopper is our favorite and the Kona Inn has a great MaiTai.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. Reservation may be cancelled with full refund up to 45 days prior to arrival at Kona Makai. No refund within 45 days of arrival unless the condo can be rented to another party for all or part of the reserved dates. The refund amount is based on the number of days the condo can be rented. A $200 service fee will apply.