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Great Deals at the Kona Reef! Footsteps from Old Kona Town. See our Video Tour.

Bedrooms 1
Space 630 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath,(Sleeps 2-4) Full Air Conditioning

This is one of the best deals at the Kona Reef: a clean, comfortable and recently-renovated island-style 1BR, with a great view of the big, beautiful Pacific Ocean. It’s an oceanfront view without the oceanfront price. And it it is air conditioned throughout. There are only a few units that have total air conditioning, the rest just have a wall air conditioner in the living room. For your stay in paradise, don't you want to be cool and comfortable?

To see exactly what we’re talking about, take a complete video tour of this unit by going to the Video Tour. From the main image, click the screen or arrow to the left of the main picture.

This is just one example of several excellent Kona Reef condos we own or represent, in all varieties and prices …including two bedroom and oceanfront units. If one is reserved for the dates you need, one of our others is probably available.

Of the 130 units at the Kona Reef, less than a dozen have air conditioning throughout the unit. Others have a wall AC unit in the living room, but this condo has AC for the entire unit including the bedroom. While it is cooler at night, the added benefit of a bedroom that is air conditioned can be very important on hot evenings.

This unit as well as our other condos are clean, comfortable, modern, recently remodeled throughout and completely suitable for a stay from just a few days to a month or more, with full kitchens equipped with full size appliances and all cookware and dining utensils; in-unit washer-dryers; king size beds; air conditioning as well as ceiling fans; covered lanais; large TVs with DVD players and cable, and free high speed DSL Internet with Wi-Fi and FREE long distance calling throughout Hawaii, US mainland and Canada.

The oceanfront Kona Reef Resort is without a doubt the most convenient location in Kailua-Kona; just two blocks to town, and a wonderful resort for a vacation. You can easily walk to the shops or restaurants, so you do not need to drive every time you want to go to town. Plus the resort is just 30 feet from the water with a beautiful ocean-side pool and spa; large, outdoor gas grills in the adjacent pool cabana, and a nice sandy beach just a few steps away where you can swim or just relax. It’s real convenience and value.

By representing multiple condos at the Kona Reef, if one is occupied, one of the others we own or manage may be available. We have summer specials and our availability calendars are always up to date. Just click on the 'view all our other rentals' link below.

You can reserve any condo with the 'Book It' button for immediate reservations and secure payments. You can also book by email or phone or get additional information by calling us from 9 AM to 7 PM California time. We can probably answer any of your questions, and are more than happy to do so.

After traveling thousands of miles to get to your dream vacation, the last thing you want is disappointment in your lodging. We offer up-to-date information on all our condos, and make sure they are consistent, and well maintained. That means total peace of mind that you will have a wonderful stay in a fully equipped upgraded condo. We look forward to having you stay with us -and your return business- so we make sure you are completely satisfied.

When you compare the convenience of the Kona Reef to other complexes we are sure you will choose the Kona Reef for this stay, and your return for future stays.

Reg # TA-207-673-1392-01


Keywords: Kona Oceanfront Condo Complex

More Details

Ken or Dia Peters
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Ken or Dia Peters

We own 2 - 1 bedroom vacation rental condos at the Kona Reef and manage four 2 bedroom units and 21 other 1 bedroom units. All units are remodeled for convenience of our guests. Dia and Ken frequently stay in each of our units. We are semi retired and Ken is active in the real estate business. He is licensed as a broker in Hawaii. If you are interested in the acquisition of property in Hawaii, Ken will be happy to assist you. He can assist you better because he actually does it.

Ken or Dia Peters purchased this condo in 2001

Why Ken or Dia Peters chose Kailua-Kona

One of the best locations, walking distance to town. Considered by many to be one of the most desired resorts in the Kona area.

What makes this condo unique

Moderate pricing, and an ideal location just a block and a half from Kona town makes this oceanfront complex one of the best values in Kona.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets over the crackling waves. Mahalo for a lovely week.
Apr 2014
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rice Cooker, Free High Speed DSL WiFi, Free calling to US Mainland and Canada


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Great Deals at the Kona Reef! Footsteps from Old Kona Town. See our Video Tour.
average rating of 4.230769 based on 16 reviews

Great location and facility, close to shops and restaurants. A little dated but could be easy fix.

  • 4 of 5

The location and facilities at Kona Reef are awesome. A short walk to restaurants and shops, and a central location to many attractions on the west coast makes this facility great. The pool and hot tub are very enjoyable and they have a great barbecue area. The sunsets from the front lawn were breathtaking! The unit itself (C-11) is a little dated and I felt it wasn't cleaned very well before our arrival. Sinks and tubs could have used a good scrubbing, and the floors could have been cleaner. Furniture was nice rattan with colorful cushions. The other thing I would address is the profusion of decorations and pictures throughout the unit. The majority of the pictures hanging on the walls were poor quality and there were just too many of them. Same goes for the silk flower arrangements and other items on horizontal surfaces. The flowers were dusty and limp and should just be removed. The other kitschy item could be drastically reduced. Sometimes less is more and they were all taking up prime real estate for our own items. I also felt the unit wasn't well-stocked compared to other VRBOs that we've stayed in. Absolutely nothing in the fridge (I usually find leftover condiments from previous guests), and no cleaning products. There was salt and pepper and some very old seasonings. We were staying 2 weeks and there was a charge for cleaning mid-stay so it would have been nice to have something I could use to clean it myself besides the broom. All that being said, we had a lovely stay and we did enjoy Kona Reef!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. It is always valuable to hear from our guests and we appreciate your suggestions. As to extra cleaning products or supplies, they are always available at the office, just by asking, but not left to clutter the condo. We look forward to your next stay. Mahalo
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Lower Sackville

Kona Reef

  • 3 of 5

Stayed at Kona Reef for a few days. The complex was very nice. My only complaint would be that the unit we stayed in wasn't as clean as I would have hoped for and should be updated inside. The bathroom toilet around the bottom wasn't cleaned, the front of the microwave wasn't cleaned. The unit could use a painting and updated such as the bathroom/shower taps, etc.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for giving feedback. It would have been nice to let us know about any deficiency on cleaning as we would have had the cleaner re-do it immediately. It is rare, but on occasion a cleaner does not do the thorough job that is expected, and in those instances the cleaner will return and do it properly. Thanks for letting us know.
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Philadelphia, PA

Location location location!

  • 4 of 5

Great little condo in superb location of Kailua Kona. We were on our honeymoon and island hopping. We loved the outdoor amenities of this complex. Fantastic pool! The only drawback was the bathroom. Needs a complete overhaul and updating and good clean. Kitchen needs updating. Other than that great.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, many upgrades were made in the last few years since your stay in 2014, and reviews from 2016 and 2015 indicate the present condition. We are always making improvements. Mahalo
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Rochester, New York

Lovely and very well situated!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was very pleasantly surprised by our stay at Kona Reef. The photos online didn't do the pool area and breathtaking views of the beach justice, and the location was just perfect for easy walks in town for shopping and any meals we didn't want to cook ourselves. The unit was clean, quiet and very comfortable, although the pull-out bed in our particular unit could use an upgrade. Aside from that, it was perfect for our needs (family of three), with a well-stocked kitchen and breezy lanai. The unit also came equipped with boogie boards, beach chairs, towels, etc. which we made great use of at many of the nearby beaches. The owner and on-site staff were also very responsive and helpful, easily adjusting to late-check in needs as well as helping us arrange an amazing Dolphin Discoveries excursion. We all agree that if we come to Hawaii again, we'll be back at Kona Reef!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for providing your feedback. We do our best to provide an above average accommodation that is fully equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. It is also one of very few units to hae AC throughout the unit. The Kona Reef location is hard to beat, and the convenience of only being a few minutes walk to town is a strong attribute. We do look forward to your return in the near future. Mahalo
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Great "Base Camp" with a view!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo close to the town of Kona. We stayed at the condo for 5 nights (April 14 -19, 2016). We walked to dinner every night. Great snorkeling spots pretty close by (you have to drive). Just south is Kahalu'u Beach Park (about 5 miles south of the condo). Way further down on route 160 is Two Step Beach (Honaunau Bay). We ate at Humpy's, On the Rocks, Lava Rock and Splashers Grill. Great sunsets at On the Rocks and Humpy's. We rented fantastic road bikes one day from Cycle Station (near Costco). Their number is 808-327-0087. Oliver was wonderful and very helpful. The road bike we did was about 18 miles on route 240. Stage out of Tex Drive-In in Honoka'a and head to Waipi'o Valley Overlook. The valley and views are spectacular! One day we drove north to Hapuna Beach State Park. Big beautiful sandy beach but the afternoon wind was horrendous and the waves were huge. Go early in the morning and if it is calm, they say it is great for snorkeling (bring boogie boards too just in case)!!! The condo had everything we needed, and was very comfortable. Nice view of the water and the pool from the lanai. Thanks so much. PS: Before going on vaca, buy the book Hawaii The Big Island Revealed by Andrew Doughty (7th edition). It is truly a fantastic guide book.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give your comments. We are glad that you appreciated the convenience of the Kona Reef and its location on the edge of town. We do try our best to provide everything you could need in the condo for a comfortable stay and glad you took advantage of it. We will look forward to your return in the near future. Mahalo
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Moses Lake, WA.

Great unit, great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here in late Feb. 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The unit was well appointed and, as advertised, was steps from the pool and ocean. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Kona International (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Don's Mai Tai Bar
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
In Kona Town - Numerous Restaurants
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Honl's Beach Park
Car: not necessary

Volcano is 92 miles south, about 2 1/2 hours driving time. Waterfalls and botanical gardens are on the way to Hilo. Drive time to Hilo is around 2 hours taking northern route, and about 3 hours taking southern route.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Preparation $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reserved dates are held for you while others are turned away. There is no refund for unused days unless unit is re-booked, then any amount recovered would be eligible for refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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