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Special! OCEANFRONT Condo at Kona Reef, Top Rated Reviews - 1 bdrm condo

Bedrooms 1
Space 1 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Kona Reef, beautiful one-bedroom, direct oceanfront condominium, on world-famous Alii Drive. Our condo is 23 feet from the ocean and offers spectacular sunsets. Watch the surfers and the dolphins from the lanai.

This immaculate, recently upgraded condo has every thing you will need for a great vacation. It has all the comforts of home.

Our condo, D-16, is highly rated by previous guests, we are responsible owners who take our guest's comfort and satisfaction seriously.

Everything is happening right in front of you here. This is one of the best surfing spots on the island, the break is just in front of the condo. Dolphins, turtles, ships, birds, and when you prefer to read a book and just relax, this is also the most tranquil place to be. Relax and listen to the ocean waves, and enjoy perfect weather and beautiful sunsets.

Kona has some of the world's best, golf, fishing, diving, snorkeling and beaches. You can run, bike or hike for miles, or just sit back, watch the Pacific Ocean and ........

April 2017 remodel:

12 x 24 tile - living room, kitchen, hall

lanai furniture

lanai rug

rattan chair cushions & fabric

large area rug LR

floor lamp LR

sconce LR

drapes LR

air conditioner LR



utensils, pans, hot pads, etc.

shower caddy BR

shower liner & back stock BR

fabric shower curtain BR

wall to wall mirror BR

end table lamps bedroom

pillows – sleeping

ironing board

painted kitchen and other areas

LED bulbs throughout

Last 6 months:

flat screen bedroom

quilt, shams


mattress pads

front load washer (only lasted 2 years)

faucet – kitchen

kitchen towels

coffee maker


August 2018 remodel:

Bathroom: tiled walk in shower

new tile on the floor

new vanity with stone countertop

new comfort toilet

new lighting


new flooring

new closet system

Queen-size bed (and premium mattress)

granite counter-tops

plenty of room for storage

in suite laundry

free long distance calls to Canada & anywhere in the US.

Wireless DSL & more

Keywords: Oceanfront Condominium

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Stephanie

We have been visiting Hawaii for over 43 years. Stephanie lived on the Big Island for several years during the 60s. We have owned and operated hospitality properties for 22 of those. We are responsive and responsible to our guests. We are very knowledgeable about what to do, where to eat, and out of the way places to hike, beach and explore.

Stephanie purchased this condo in 2003

Why Stephanie chose Kailua-Kona

Kona Reef Resort is THE oceanfront complex. It is just a short stroll to the downtown area. The oceanfront and adjacent beach offer many opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling , surfing, visiting tide pools, spotting turtles and watching sunsets. From the lanai, you can spot dolphins, whales in season, cruise ships, paddlers and surfers. If that doesn't keep you busy, nearby Kona Village has many restaurants, shops a popular farmers' market, and art galleries.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • NO PETS ALLOWED: As per our Homeowners Association Bylaws. Guest who bring a pet will be asked to leave and will forfeit all monies paid.
  • State law-SMOKING PROHIBITED on Kona Reef Property: includes smoking In condos, on the lanai, halls, on the grass in front of the condo's, pool etc
  • Quiet hours: be considerate of the neighbors by not talking loudly in the halls, lanais, and all common areas between 8 pm and 9 am
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Hair dryer Towels Amenities Wall to wall mirror
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Flat screen TV Ceiling fan Iron and ironing board
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
2 Ceiling Fans, with tropical decor.


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Special! OCEANFRONT Condo at Kona Reef, Top Rated Reviews - 1 bdrm condo
average rating of 4.819672 based on 61 reviews

Such a great place to relax. Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in the building and our first time in this unit. We loved it. Newly renovated, clean, well set up with everything we needed for two weeks. What a great view. We watched surfers, spinner dolphins and beautiful sunsets from the deck.

The location is perfect. Two blocks to waterfront restaurants and yet in the perfect location for quiet.

Loved relaxing by the pool or attempting boogyboarding in the surf right in front of the building.

We have been to Kona 8 times and plan to return many more...

We look forward to returning next year and staying in this same place!!

  • Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Hawaii and we couldnt have been in a better place to enjoy and explore.

It was in such a perfect location to venture out on foot and see all the wonders of Kona. We loved eating at the Fish Hopper. The bed was comfy and loved our sunsets on the launi.

Thanks so much and hope to return soon

  • Submitted: 2-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Great location and a perfect patio!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the kona reef was excellent. The location of the unit was perfect. Just far enough from the congested areas but a quick walk to the bars and restaurants in coconut grove.

The unit itself was nice. The bed was confirtable and the kitchen had everything we needed. The AC doesn’t blow into the bedroom but it stayed cool enough to sleep comfortably. The view from the patio is amazing. We could have sipped drinks on the patio and watched the waves crash into the rocks for hours. We also spotted spinner dolphins and turtles from the unit!

We will likely book this same unit next time we visit the Kona coast.

Hot tip: find out what night they do the luau at the royal kona resort next door. You can order drinks at the bar and watch the whole show for free from the bar/pool area.

  • Submitted: 1-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Charles & Amy, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Kona and our condo. We also love the location and being able to walk everywhere. Jack and I play tennis so the Royal Kona Resort is a wonderful close location plus the luau is a bonus! Loved your "Hot Tip." thanks for including that. Jack and I are heading over in Sept to do a complete remodel on the bathroom with walk-in shower, remove bedroom carpet, new closet system, paint, etc. Always lots to do being ocean front as the salt air takes it toll but we love being ocean front. Hope you will return to enjoy the new additions. Thanks again for selecting our condo! Mahalo, Stephanie & Jack
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Seattle WA

Location, Location, Location!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this condo at Kona Reef. The Kona Reef complex is ideally located right on the ocean and within walking distance of the shops and restaurants at the south end of Kailua-Kona. The complex is not too big and has nice amenities. The barbecue area was great with new barbecue grills. We loved the salt water pool that was just the right temperature- refreshing but not cold. We met several friendly neighbors at the pool and barbecue area.

The condo itself is in a great spot. We always choose a condo with an ocean view when we travel to the islands. This condo had the best view of any that we have stayed in. We spent many hours relaxing on the Lanai, watching spinner dolphins, turtles, fisherman, parasailers, cruise ships , and sunsets. It was our own private theater! The condo was comfortable. The kitchen has been updated and is well stocked. The bed was comfortable and we enjoyed having the large flat screen tv in the bedroom. The bathroom could be updated but it was functional and there was a nice shower head with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. It was very humid the first two days we were there and took us a while to figure out how to get the bedroom to a comfortable temperature for sleeping. Most nights just having the windows open and the fans going worked fine. We did have to run the a/c a couple of nights.

There a couple of housekeeping issues that should be addressed. The bedroom carpet and the rugs in the living room and Lāna’i need a thorough cleaning. We removed our shoes in the condo but our feet were black from the carpets. The bathtub could use an upgrade. Until then a bath mat would be a good safety feature as the non slip surface has worn away. The shower curtain liner has mildew growing and needs to be replaced. These are all minor issues and can be easily remedied.

Overall, this condo is a great value. An ocean view like this at under $200/night is incredible. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Phyllis, Thank you for taking the time to write such a through review. We always appreciate hearing from our guests. We also enjoy the location and being ocean front watching the sea life, ships, and sunsets. Jack and are going over in Sept to have a complete remodel done on the bathroom. We will have a walk-in shower, no tub but everything will be new! We are also going to remove the bedroom carpet and install a new closet system. I apologize for the carpets and lanai not being up to standard. Our housekeeper, Rita, was out of the country for a death in her family and she relied on a friend to take her place. Had I known in advance of your stay, I would have had the carpets cleaned prior to your arrival. We have since remedied everything that you mentioned in your review and we always appreciate hearing from our guests. I recommend bring this to the owners attention at the beginning of your stay so that we can immediately take care of these things to make your stay more enjoyable. Since we live in Washington we rely on Rita to bring maintenance issues to our attention. Under the circumstances, Rita was in the Philippines, which was unfortunate. We would love to have you back again sometime and thanks again for bring everything to our attention. We have very high standards and will make every attempt to improve our condo to meet these standard. Please come back and stay with us again sometime. Mahalo, Stephanie & Jack
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Love this place

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place to stay beautiful sunsets ocean at your doorstep. Close to Kona restaurants and shops 😎

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Therese & Ron, Thank you for selecting our condo for your trip to Kona. We also love the location, sunsets on the lanai, being able to walk everywhere too. Hope you will stay again sometime. Have a lovely trip home. Mahalo, Stephanie
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Calgary, AB, Canada

Lovely spot on the ocean

  • 4 of 5

This condo was a great fit for us --- close to Kona restaurants and waterfront. Traffic congestion can be problematic in Kona so this condo's location allows you to avoid the car, parking, etc when checking out Kona. The condo is clean and well appointed. We didn't need to run the AC -- fans were fine. The lanai is perfectly situated for morning coffee and sunsets. We used the communal BBQ regularly. Close to a local beach. Wouldn't hesitate to return for another stay!

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen. We are so pleased that our location was perfect for you and that you enjoyed your stay in our condo. We love it too. Looking forward to hosting for your next trip to Kona! Many thanks. Stephanie & Jack
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
KOA - Keahole airport.
Nearest Golf
4.6 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2018 Summer Special
Jul 15 2018 - Oct 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 16 2018
10 night minimum stay
2018 Fall
Oct 17 2018 - Dec 13 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018-2019 High Season
Dec 14 2018 - Apr 30 2019
5 night minimum stay
2019 Spring & Summer
May 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
5 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2019 - Oct 14 2019
10 night minimum stay
2019 Fall
Oct 15 2019 - Dec 13 2019
5 night minimum stay
2019 High Season
Dec 14 2019 - Apr 30 2020
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cc fee C$66.42
Cleaning fee C$159.41 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$78.38

We accept 1, 2, or 3 night bookings for openings inbetween other reservations.

**IRONMAN: Select a minimum of ten nights during the race in October at a rate of $235 per night plus cleaning fee, and tax. Additional nights are $170 per night.


100% refund if canceled 90 days prior to arrival date & service fee is refunded
89 days or less; If we are able to resale your nights we will refund that amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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