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Perfect Kona Condo! Great Location, Fabulous Ocean View!

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 3)

This beautiful, one bedroom condominium (700 square feet) is located in building #2 at Kona Makai, a gated condominium complex consisting of 100 units on the sunny Kona coast of the 'Big Island' of Hawaii.

It 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 comfortable plush 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 parasailors are in the area. You may want to give this a try, or use the furnished snorkel gear and snorkel right off of the Kona Makai shoreline. There is so much to enjoy without even having to leave the complex.

All rooms, including the lanai, have Italian tiled floors and ceiling fans. If there is no breeze on the lanai, simply turn on the fan and make your own!

The unit has everything and more! It is tastefully decorated in a light motif, with accent walls, that anyone will enjoy and is continuously updated. Although the unit is air conditioned, a fresh breeze blows through from the bedroom through the open sliding glass doors rarely making the AC necessary. It is located on the second floor, and there is no car traffic in this part of the complex.

This is one of the best equipped condominiums that you will ever find. You do not need to worry about anything. It has plenty of linens and bath towels, beach chairs and beach towels, mens 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 even furnish laundry and dishwasher detergent. We also have microwave, dishwasher, disposer, under-counter 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 CD's 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?

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ellis Mills or Susie Mills
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2016
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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 Kona Coast

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr. & Mrs. Mills,

We had a wonderful time in Hawaii thanks in part to the wonderful accommodations. Your condo is lovely, the view awesome, and all of the amenities you provide were so appreciated. We didn’t need anything other than food to feel as comfortable as we do at home. The extras available for activities, ice chests, beach mats, snorkels, beach towels, books, .are all that anyone needs to enjoy all that the island has to offer. We would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Thank you!
Dec 2014
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Perfect Kona Condo! Great Location, Fabulous Ocean View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

This condo is in a fantastic location and has great amenities including beach towels, guidebooks, chairs, A/C, washer/dryer, and a fully stocked kitchen. Most importantly, the owners were great about providing tips, information before and during our stay . We were on the Big Island as 2 consecutive hurricanes (Madeline and Lester) came very close to making landfall and the owners were so understanding about possible delay in travel plans. Not only did they give us the option to stay longer if needed due to weather but also provided us with local contact info. The storms ended up being non-issues it but it was such a relief to know that we had a contingency plan and that the owners were so understanding and flexible. We highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect condo for us. The location was very convenient for our daily outings, everything you could want was provided and extremely well organized, and the grounds and sunset views were lovely. The owner's communication was excellent including tips for things to do and where to shop, plus a great selection of books in the condo. We were not so interested in beaches and shopping but found many other interesting things to do on the island on both sides. I am a cat lover so it was a nice surprise to enjoy all of the whimsical cat decorations. The only issue we had was with the wi-fi--somewhat unreliable, but then we weren't there to spend all our time online. Everything else was great and the price seemed very reasonable.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, relaxing, perfectly situated location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is amazing. The finishes and amenities were well above what we expected, and the extras are unbeatable. Beach towels? no problem. Cooler? yep. Chairs? Tupperware? reusable grocery bags? Yes, Yes, Yes. Plus a great set of guidebooks and personal recommendations. The owners are really engaged and obviously care about the style and comfort of their second home - it was an absolute pleasure working with them.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Hawaiian Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend staying at this condo!

The owner, Ellis was very thorough, clear and prompt in his communication, which made booking a breeze. We had booked late flights home so he was able to accommodate a late check-out for us. While we know this is not always a possibility due to other guests arriving, his efforts were very much appreciated! Ellis even provided us with resources and recommendations of things to do. These are great people to book with, who genuinely want their guests to have a wonderful stay!

The condo is perfectly situated in Kona, which made it was easy to hop in our rental car and explore the entire island. It is located along a strip of condos so it is really quiet and peaceful. It is also close to the main shops, grocery stores and restaurants in Kona - though it is a bit of a walk. The complex itself has beautifully maintained grounds perfect for sunset viewing!

The condo itself is lovely and you can tell Ellis and Susie really take pride in their condo as they've created such a welcoming place! It is very well appointed with everything you need to cook your own meals - we've never stayed in a condo so well-equipped! It also had beach towels, umbrella, beach chairs as well as coolers, ice packs and Tupperware for beach day lunches! The king-sized bed was incredibly comfortable. Everything was very clean and in great condition.

We had such a wonderful stay! This truly was the perfect home away from home.

Thank you Ellis and Susie!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect paradise getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is perfect. The views and ocean sounds from the lanai and bedroom are amazing. I have stayed at 6 different condos at Kona Makai and this one is now defiantly my favorite. The condo is fully equipped and you really don't need to bring anything from home except perhaps some water sports toys like snorkeling gear, inflatable stand up paddle board or kayak. There is a small lava rock cove by the pool and lounging area that can be used enter the ocean for snorkeling/diving/fishing/swimming/paddle boarding during light surf. I stayed for 16 nights and had an amazing time. It is an easy walk into town for shopping, restaurants and Kona coffee shops. There is also a nice Kona coffee shop two complexes down the road that has great coffee, smoothies and breakfast and lunch sandwiches. The trip can be done without a rental car if you just want to relax and take advantage of everything the condo and property has to offer. The tropical plants, trees and flowers at the complex are amazing, one of the best gardening landscapes on the island. You won't be disappointed staying at this condo, it is very comfortable and warming. The condo is beautifully decorated with tropical artwork and comfortable furniture. I can't wait for my return visit to this condo. The owners are wonderful people and very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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surrey, BC., Canada

Now that's Hawaii!

  • 5 of 5


I wanted to let you know that Gayle and I had a fabulous time in your condo and on the Big Island.

I think I mentioned to you that we were in Waikiki for a wedding for 5 days prior to coming to Kona. We had a great time with regards to the the wedding and the group of people we were with but honestly, The Big Island is the best.

We had an amazing experience snorkling where we ended up swimming within arms reach of a school (pod?) of Spinner Dolphins for over an hour. I'm not sure if this is a common experience or not, but for me it was....just wow! A very memorable experience.

We hiked Green beach, hiked the Volcano area, went to Hawi....etc. Had an amazing time!

I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to stay at your condo and your hospitality.

John and Gayle

Surrey, BC (and soon to be Kaleden, BC)

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Kona Harbor

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

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
High season
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.5%

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.

$200 security deposit at time of reservation; total rental fee 45 days prior to arrival date.

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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling fans in all rooms, Full Sized Stereo, CD Player, Microwave, Comfy King-sized bed, Maytag front-loading Washer & Dryer, Flat Screen Television, plush lanai furniture, Music & Video library, Excellent selection of Hawaiian history & Guide books

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