About the property
- Condo1 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay4 - 10 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Kona Reef, beautifully REMODELED, 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. 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.
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
rattan chair cushions & fabric
large area rug LR
floor lamp 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
painted kitchen and other areas
LED bulbs throughout
Last 6 months:
flat screen bedroom
front load washer (only lasted 2 years)
faucet – kitchen
Keywords: Oceanfront Condominium
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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 Hōlualoa
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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location and a perfect patio!
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.
Location, Location, Location!
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.
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.
Stephanie & Jack
Love this place
Wonderful place to stay beautiful sunsets ocean at your doorstep. Close to Kona restaurants and shops 😎
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.
Lovely spot on the ocean
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!
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
Paradise Delivered as Promised!
Spent January 14 to 24, 2018 at the Condo. Everything promised in the VRBO write up was delivered!
This was our first experience with a VRBO rental and we were a little apprehensive of what we were getting ourselves in to. When we arrived condo was clean and ready to accept 2 tired travellers. Morning revealed a lanai with a truly great ocean view and a table and chairs waiting for us to have coffee overlooking everything. The lanai was also a great place for watching sunsets which never disappointed.
We were minutes from downtown Kona and wouldn't have needed to rent a car had we planned to remain only in Kona as all restaurants etc. were within easy walking distance of the condo.
Stephanie was accessible for any questions on the condo which were few and easily answered.
Would definitely be our first choice should we be back on the island.
Hi Steve & Diane,
Thank you for writing your lovely review. So glad your first VRBO experience was a good one. Everything you mentioned in your review are the reasons we purchased our condo at the Kona Reef. You can't beat the location for ocean front relaxing or dining plus the convenience of being able to walk to restaurants and shopping.
It was our pleasure to host you and we look forward to doing so again.
Stephanie & Jack
Great location, amazing views!
We stayed for 7 days at this wonderful condo. Easy check in check and out with Stephanie. Rooms were clean and well stocked. We very much enjoyed the lanai in the mornings the pool and small beach areas. What amazing sunsets and beautiful views. Often we saw turtles at waters edge and whales in the distance. There is nothing more relaxing than the sound of the water hitting the rocks just a stones throw from the deck!
Hello Darrell & Lynette,
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our home in Kona. It is a great location and we also love relaxing on the deck.
You are welcome back any time and thank you for your feed back.
Congratulations on the wedding of your daughter!
Additional pricing information
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. OWNER'S CANCELLATION POLICY: 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.