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Aloha Hawaiian Beach Condo Lovely, Clean & Comfy In The Heart of Kona

Bedrooms Studio
Space 425 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 queen-size bed, 1 sofa, 1 bathroom





Perfect location! Lush tropical grounds!. Lovely, clean and comfy upgraded seaside studio. A fabulous setting with Olde Hawaii plantation-style architecture and Tiki torches creates a romantic ambiance straight out of a classic Hawaiian adventure novel.

REALLY A GOOD Choice! - rated 5 out of 5 stars - Trip Advisor

Melly, Bologna, Italy

148 review TripAdvisor contributor.

"The apartment is really nice, well designed, with a nice lanai on the pool. The place is very quiet so you'll have wonderful night of sleeping. In the apartment you'll find everything you need to make your vacation a great one. They give you beach supplies and more. It's really in the centre of Kona, so you don't have to drive to have breakfast or dinner, everything is really, really close, just five minute walk or even less! If I've ever come back to the Big Island I'll check for the availability of this place first!"

. . . . . 'You have a very lovely condo.'

. . . . . 'It has been a great week and renting your condo was a smart choice for us. It is a quality resort, convenient, friendly, clean and so well located in the center of town.'

. . . . . 'Everything is good and as advertised.'

- Excerpts are from other guest comments.

Welcome back to our many returning guests and and aloha to our future guests!

Complimentary private WiFi with high-speed internet in our condo that reaches out to the pool, hot tub and BBQ areas.

Complimentary local and long distance free phone calling to USA and Canada from our condo.

Complimentary 40 inch HD flat screen TV with plenty of cable channels

Complimentary in-condo safe, air conditioner, tropical leaf-motif ceiling fan

Complimentary use of family size refrigerator with separate freezer in a galley kitchenette, induction cooker with induction fry pan, induction 3 qt pot, microwave, electric skillet, convection toaster oven, toaster, many small appliances, no stove but you can use the nearby poolside barbecues for cooking.

Hawaiian-style teak furniture, beautiful porcelain tile floors with safer no-gloss "beach sand" color

Designer shower with easy-to-use handle, pedestal sink, toilet with assist bar

Complimentary hot tub, pool, umbrella tables and chairs, barbecues for pool-side or in-condo dining

Complimentary Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrellas, beach towels, beach cooler, freezer packs and more

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Our popular ocean-side pool view condo on the second floor at the Kona Islander Condominiums with Old Hawaiian Plantation-style lobby and grand lanai is in the perfect location right in town, central to everything, walk everywhere! We offer beautiful, clean and comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price. This is a privately owned, tastefully furnished, upgraded studio, 425 sq. ft, 40 sq. m., pool view beach condo plus lanai. If you are looking for an isolated, out-of-town, high end condo with a separate bedroom, this is not for you. If you are looking for a cozy, upgraded vacation rental studio right downtown, this is for you. Located on Ali'i Drive beach road right in the historic village of Kailua in Kona, you can walk everywhere instead of having to drive or take a cab - especially convenient after going out on the town. You really can't get a better and quieter studio beach condo location in the village than this one.

ALOHA, EXPERIENCE THE AMBIANCE OF OLD HAWAII. Welcome to our quiet beach condo set amid lush grounds abounded with floral gardens, banana, papaya, royal palms, coconut palms and walking palms. Bask in the Hawaiian sunshine at our beautiful pool and Jacuzzi hot tub spa. A few steps along our meandering hibiscus-lined paths lead you from our studio condo right to your own white sand sunning beach just across the narrow beach road. Relax and read a book or marvel at the daring surfers catching the curling waves just off the beach for Hawaii is the birthplace of surfing. Have a romantic dinner on your own private second floor condo lanai overlooking the tiki torch-lit pool, coconut palms and beautiful flowering plumeria trees. Relax and unwind in this peaceful setting. It's a truly friendly place to stay!

YOUR COMFORTABLE CONDO AND QUIET SETTING ARE YOUR PERSONAL RETREAT YET YOU HAVE ALL THE FUN OF DOWNTOWN WAITING FOR YOU JUST OUTSIDE OUR GARDEN GATE ON ALI'I DRIVE. In the morning, breakfast on your lanai in the dappled sunshine filtering through the palm fronds and watch the colorful tropical birds or perhaps walk our meandering paths that lead to the many cafes for breakfast just down the road. Then go exploring! Soak up the sun and the exotic Hawaiian atmosphere as you stroll down Ali'i Drive, the beach road that winds its way along the interesting shops of the historic village of Kailua in Kona. Along the way, enjoy a cup of world famous Kona coffee which is grown right on the slope above Kailua-Kona. You will discover the Kona Farmer's Market less than a block away for fresh fruit and vegetables, exotic flowers includingl Hawaiian leis and Hawaiian souvenirs and gifts. There is excellent shopping, restaurants, bars, nightlife and a myriad of tourist activities just a short stroll on either side of the resort. For example, dine at Bubba Gumps seafood, Lava Java, Polynesian, Thai and many other international food restaurants. Walk to McDonald's, pizza parlors and other chain restaurants. Our very affordable condo is central to all the best beaches - sunning, swimming, surfing, snorkeling and diving. We are within easy walking distance of the famous King Kamehameha Hulihe'e Palace. Kailua-Kona was the original seat of government for the Kingdom of Hawaii after Chief Kamehameha of Kona consolidated his rule over most of the Hawaiian Islands and became the king. The famous Ironman Triathlon World Championship start and finish is nearby at the world-famous, Kailua-Kona pier. You will notice that we are on the drier side of the Big Island of Hawaii on the sunny Kona coast. Perhaps plan a day trip farther afield to view an active lava-spewing volcano on the other side of the island. Later, maybe on to Hilo where it tends to rain a little more to see Rainbow Falls. You can also drive up to the top of Mauna Kea where a cluster of international celestial observatories are so high up that they are at the year-round snow elevation at the summit. If you are a tennis afficienado, there is a free public tennis court and basketball court in the park one block from our condo. Want to learn how to surf and be safe in the surf? Hawaii Lifeguard Surf Instructors building is but blocks away along the beach road, Ali'i Drive. If golf is your passion, there are at least 10 golf courses within a 20 mile radius - ranging from Championship 18 hole courses to easier 9 hole courses. There are many historical churches within a short stroll, all very interesting. Kona is the start point of expeditions to the volcano by helicopter, by car, by inter-city bus, by tour bus, by boat. Then there is the Parker Ranch, the celestial observatories, the historic Hawaiian cultural sites, the nearby university, the Natural Energy labs NELHA, the luaus, the surfing, the....

'Popular Kona Islander Condominiums is one of the exclusive Big Island settings of the romantic Hawaiian adventure novel 'Thundersea' by internationally acclaimed author Ernie Palamarek, whose novels also include the Secret Temple of Kintamani, Along Cama a Swagman, Amazonia and Hatari. His intriguing story, Thundersea, is based upon the history, myths, legends, first-hand experiences and tales of the Hawaiian people hidden within the veils of time and brought forward explosively into present day Hawaii.' Quoted with permission. The famous writer Mark Twain (novels 'Tom Sawyer'; 'Huckleberry Finn') said in the 1800's, 'Kailua, Kona is the Sundayest town I've ever been in! It's the greatest place to relax!' And, you know what? It still is! You'll love it here at our comfortable condo and want to come back time and time again!

Stay in the fabulous historic village of Kailua in Kona at the best-located condo on sunny Kona coast, grab your sunglasses, flip flops & sun lotion and get that beach book to read. Your place in the Hawaiian sun is here!

Winter getaway for Australians & New Zealanders. Low rates and open dates - check our calendar. Sharon and I traveled across your fascinating lands and extend to you a warm, welcoming Hawaiian aloha!

Please note: We recommend that guests purchase trip cancellation insurance that includes lodging. Our condo layout, furniture, and fixtures are rated for a maximum weight of 250 lb per person and a person's maximum height of 6'2" (188 cm). We have real beds with comfy mattresses 75" in length. Our condo is suitable for up to 2 adults As it is a studio condo, there is no separate bedroom.

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Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About The Owner

Ernie & Sharon and Sandra

We proudly present our family-owned and operated tropical vacation rentals.

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Together, we strive to make your stay at either of our downtown beach condos most enjoyable. Sandra has hotel management training. Her medical profession is a supervisory technician in a general hospital in Victoria. Sharon and I have traveled widely researching exotic locations for our novels. We continue traveling the world in search of adventure. We also help to care for our grandchildren. Our families live in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We enjoy our tropical beach condos at every opportunity.

Our interesting guests have come from all over the world - the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and Oceania including other volcanic lands and islands - Iceland for instance. We are grateful for our guests' continuing support and generosity so that we may all enjoy the full benefits and use of these beautiful properties

The Owner purchased this condo in 2010

Why The Owner chose Kailua-Kona

Location! Location! Location! Seaside, right in town, walk everywhere. There is no better location on the island of Hawaii! Unique architecture Old Hawaiian-style tropical plantation ambience. We had a fantastic time staying at the popular seaside Kona Islander Condominiums right in town a number of years ago when we visited historic Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. You can't help but fall in love with the Hawaiian culture and Aloha spirit. We've always thought that someday we would like to own our own piece of paradise. We chose this condo at this complex because there are no condos situated better than this one! We've vacationed in the other Hawaiian islands. Exploring the Big Island of Hawaii and using our comfortable condo in its beautiful setting and very convenient location, we've concluded that it can't be beat. With all the shopping and restaurants nearby there is no need to rent a car if you choose not to. We love it here and so do our children and grandchildren. You will too!

What makes this condo unique

South-facing, our pool-view condo's unique position affords us viewing both sunrise and sunset. Our second floor condo is more private and secure than any ground floor condos. Dappled sunshine filtering through the shade tree off our lanai allows a leisurely breakfast on the lanai without the heat and glare of the tropical sun. Around 10 a.m. the lanai is bathed in sunshine until it's time for lunch around 2 p.m. when the shade returns. The third floor condos generally do not have the benefit of the shade from the trees. We enjoy having a drink at sunset while overlooking the beautiful tiki torch lit pool from our own private second floor lanai. It is especially romantic when the golden moon rises into a star-studded obsidian sky. In the still of the morning, the sunrise is majestic! Colourful tropical birds make for spectacular bird watching from our lanai as we enjoy our breakfast. We are well situated to catch the gentle tropical sea breeze which flows like silk from the lanai through our condo. Later, we may see how the bananas are ripening on the banana trees planted outside our condo's entry door or, perhaps, check if any ripe fruit has fallen from the tall papaya trees or indeed, any of the different types of tropical fruit trees scattered around the complex grounds.

When you zoom in using the hybrid satellite map below, our condo is directly up and across the blue oval pool from the green marker. You will notice that our condo building backs onto a treed, grassy area. It is the only one of the resort's 7 plantation-style buildings which does not back onto the various parking lots nor does it back onto any roads like the others do.

Please note: Images, texts and photos by owners are ESP copyright protected by U.S. and international law.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Location, location, location!! Yes this place has it! Right off Ali'i, restaurants, shops and the pier all within walking distance! The complex is very nice with great landscaping. The condo is great, especially the fact of air conditioning (a life saver) along with the celing fan and the lanai's pool view. Ernie and the hosts have graciously provided everything and anything you may need from bodyboards, beach chairs, a cooler and a fully stocked kitchenette. This place is great for 1 or 2, and possibly 2 kids. I'd say no more than 2 adults though. I highly recommend this wonderful condo and the host Ernie got back to me very quickly everytime.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo around the Kailua-Kona around the North Kona

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking, quiet times 10 pm to 8 am. Nothing to be placed on rail. Condo Association Rules are posted completely in Welcome Binder in our condo.
  • It is necessary to keep the condo sanitary by washing your dishes and taking your food trash to the dumpster daily including departure day.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pedestal sink with mirror; toilet has assist bar
  • Pedestal sink with mirror; toilet has assist bar See photos of toilet, oval mirror, wall cabinet, exhaust fan
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • studio - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Queen size bed, adjacent daybed makes into 2, 75" long beds
  • Our studio condo is suitable for only 2 adults. There is no separate bedroom. Queen bed suitable for 2 people. The adjacent daybed suitable for 1 adult with mattresses 75" long.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Poolside barbeques for grilling your steaks or seafood for dinner - dine poolside or take back to your condo; view of pool, tiki torches, palms and plumeria flower trees. Our building, one of seven, is unique in that it backs onto a quiet area of lawn and banana trees. Our 425 sf (40m) condo is the quietest and most private as it doesn't back onto resort parking lots nor is it fronting on any public streets such as Ali'i Drive which has 24-hour car and pedestrian traffic. Our condo is just far enough from the beach so that any airborne sea spray and fine mist doesn't affect us. Relaxing on your lanai in the evening, taking in the old Hawaiian plantation setting, the tiki torches along the paths and the illuminated pool, you would think that this eye candy was a magical movie set. We chose our historic plantation-style condo for its unique beach location right in the heart of historic Kailua-Kona while still affording us a tranquil retreat in this beautiful tropical setting.


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Aloha Hawaiian Beach Condo Lovely, Clean & Comfy In The Heart of Kona
average rating of 4.413793 based on 58 reviews

Easy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This condo was in a great location for our "home-base" on our vacation. We were only staying in Kona 3 nights and didn't want to cook much, so being within walking distance to town and so many restaurants was ideal for us. We made good use of the beach chairs and mats and enjoyed the quick drive to multiple fantastic snorkeling spots.

The A/C cools the entire condo well and the bed was very comfortable.

There's a lack of outlets near mirrors, and no outlet in the bathroom as far as I could see, so finding a place to plug in the hairdryer and still be able to see what I was doing was tricky. Luckily I only needed that once before a nice dinner.

My only complaint was that we arrived as soon as we were able to check-in and when we walked in the condo clearly hadn't been cleaned before we got there. Within minutes as we were about to go talk to the front desk the cleaner walked in and apologized profusely for missing our condo - but no worries, we just went to town for an hour while she cleaned. The owner was also very responsive when we realized we only had one beach towel. We did see a few tiny ants meandering through the kitchen area, but since we weren't planning to cook we weren't super bothered by it.

Overall great location, easy to book, responsive owners, and great vacation! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property great location

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Marlene Wonderful guest. We enjoyed having Marlene stay. We would welcome Marlene back any time! Thank you, Marlene, for your kind words, and for choosing our condo for your stay in Kailua-Kona. Ernie & Sharon, and Sandra
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Beautiful condo in a lovely setting!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very quaint and well managed condo in a friendly and relaxed older plantation style condo with lots of trees and flowering plants. It has a lovely lanai overlooking the pool area. The condo was very clean and well stocked with everything one might need. Within walking distance to the pier, a nice swimming and snorkeling area as well as all of the shops and restaurants. Very friendly and safe area. My son and I loved staying there and hope to visit again! Thank You! Holly and Aaron

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo! We'd love to have you stay again, Holly. Sandra and Ernie & Sharon
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay (second time), beautiful property, excellent location. The condo has everything you need, including lots of towels, beach towels, cooking utensils etc. We even found some candles in the cupboard to cast a romantic glow over our dinner on the balcony. Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, Jay! We would very much welcome a return visit. Sandra and Ernie & Sharon
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Excellent Location in Kona

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The extra touches were great, including plenty of extra towels, thick beach/pool towels, cooking appliances (if you want to cook in your suite) and the sink in the bathroom (loved it)..... Nicely decorated and very clean. We had a small problem with the shower drain, were impressed by how quickly it was fixed. Definitely will stay here again. Very nice property, great pool, walking distance to everything. We have stayed at other suites at the Kona Islander and this was by far the best.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice grounds well kept, every thing in walking distance.

  • 4 of 5

. Place was well supplied and clean. Will plan on staying here again 5-10 min walk to great food, beach, bars and stores.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kona International Airport KOA, car rental, taxi
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Huggos, Kona Inn, plus many others
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
A dozen courses within 5 miles to 35 miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queen Ka’ahumanu and Mamalahoa highways
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Bubba Gumps across the street, plus many others
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Waterski, fishing, scuba, boat rental at Kona Pier
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Kona Islander Condos, sunning beach across street
Car: not necessary

Take a copy of Thundersea along with you to read then tour the book's exotic locations on the island of Hawaii. It's a great beach book! Arrange island, volcano and other tours in the lobby or nearby just out on Ali'i Drive, the beach road . Shop at the multitude of interesting Kailua-Kona village shops along Ali'i Drive. Dine at one of the 150 different restaurants every night. Check out the clubs and bars then simply stroll back to your condo. NELHA - National Energy Labs Hawaii (by the Kona airport), take the on-site free tour! King Kamehameha Palace - a tour within easy walking distance from your condo! Central to the famous Ironman Triathlon World Competition first half of October. The farmer's market for fresh fruit, produce, exotic flowers, Kona coffee and authentic Hawaiian-made souvenirs is just a half-block away, all at very reasonable prices. Luau's and hula shows nearby. Wyland Art Gallery is next door. For only a couple dollars each way you can take an open-air trolley, The Honu Express along Ali'i Drive through town between shopping malls, stopping at different beaches and shops en-route. You can see the sights in town while doing some shopping or getting out to do some snorkeling at one of the many bays! It's a fun way to get around! Your condo is central to all the different tropical bays where turtles hang out and whales spout. . . .

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- Our rental policies for our condo supersede any rental policies that may have been listed by the host on our condo's webpage.

- Images, texts and photos by owners are ESP copyright protected by U.S. and international law.


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Cleaning Fee £45.74

13.42% - State of Hawaii Accommodation Tax reg.#TA/GE-105-048-6784-01

Our condo layout, furniture, and fixtures are rated for a maximum weight of 250 lb. per person and a person's maximum height of 6'2" (188 cm). We have real beds with comfy mattresses 75" in length. Our condo is suitable for only 2 adults. As it is a studio condo, there is no separate bedroom.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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