1 Bedroom - Private lanai right on ocean - Best view in entire complex!
About Diane Merriam
My family is from Butte Montana and we have been being vacationing on the big island of Hawaii since I was a little girl. It is truly the most beautiful place on earth. The big island is magical and my favorite of the Hawaiian islands.
Diane Merriam purchased this Condo in 1968
Why Diane Merriam chose Kailua-Kona
My parents bought this condo in 1968 when the building was being built. My dad hand picked #201 as it had the best view of the ocean and pool.
What makes this Condo unique
Waves and Plenty of Ocean Breezes! Where else can you sit on your couch and literally look out at the ocean and feel the sea breeze? This is my happy place.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A magic place
Laura has stayed with us before and she is a joy to host!
Heaven on Earth
The view, the view, the view We found this to be one of the most peaceful places to stay. The complex is small and quiet. Everyone if different but we spent hours on the lanai watching the eels feed in the tide pools, the fish in the morning surf and the solitary turtle who would come in to feed in the afternoon. The in unit washer/dryer was a plus as well. We will be back.
We hope to see you again soon Annette!
I stay here every time I travel to Kona. The ocean lanai is the best!
I am a frequent traveler to Kona and I stay here every time when it is available. The ocean lanai is the best! The cozy one bedroom is clean & quiet. The complex is very small and boutique like with only 12 units. I am usually the only one in the pool area. Very few of the units are available to rent to travelers and I have rented a couple of them. This one has the sea breezes coming right off the ocean which keeps the unit comfortable and did I mention that fabulous oceanfront lanai? Recently added A/C in the bedroom is wonderful for the more sultry nights. Management is spot on and just one call away. You can't go wrong staying in this little gem. Oh and UBER is now on the big island! Pretty handy when you meet friends downtown Kona for a Mai Tai.
Another fantastic stay at KRV.
This unit is the best.
It was extremely hot in Kona this week and there were no trade winds. Without the air conditioning unit in the bedroom we would have even miserable. One suggestion that I think I made last year is a screen door for the front door to facilitate a cross breeze.
Otherwise all is great and thanks for a late checkout!!
Mahalo for your suggestion!
We installed two new screen doors. One on the living room door and one on the bedroom door. So now along with the lanai doors there is an awesome sea breeze flowing through the unit. Hope to see you again soon.
The place with beautiful thank the best sunsets on the island people are really friendly amazing
Loved it ! It was gorgeous . Had all the amenities people are friendly easy to get to love this place .
Mahalo Mark for the kind words. You were a joy to host. Keep us in mind for your next Big Island adventure.
Peaceful yet amazing stay!
This condo has an amazing view as well as awesome amenities! The AC in the master bedroom is a blessing and the kitchen and laundry capabilities is a must! The property owner and manager were extremely friendly and helpful. The condo isn't noisy and is a great atmosphere to relax in. It also has dedicated parking per unit. We will definitely come back again!
The Kona region of the Big Island goes beyond Hawaii's traditional offerings. Sure, there's ample sun, surf and sandy beaches, but the Kona coast features so much more. Step back in time and explore Kona's history, taste some of the world's richest coffee and view marine animals in the clear waters of the surrounding Pacific Ocean. These activities and more a wait along the Big Island's Kona coast.
Location: Kona is one of seven regions on Hawaii's Big Island, encompassing a 60-mile stretch of the western coast. The Big Island sits at the southeastern end of Hawaii's island chain, and is 4,038 square miles, double the combined size of Hawaii's other seven islands.
History: Kailua-Kona, also called Kailua-Kona Town, is a city in the Kona region and was, at one point, home to King Kamehameha in the early 1800s. The Historic Kailua Village in Kailua-Kona pays homage to Kamehameha and other Hawaiian royalty with tours of historic sites such as Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church. Also located on the Kona coast is Kealakekua Bay, where captain James Cook first landed on the Big Island and eventually was killed, in 1779.
Historical Parks: Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park has a monument to Captain James Cook. Near Kealakekua Bay is the 180-acre Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, which was once a sacred place of refuge. The Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park is a 1,160-acre park just north of Kailua-Kona that is home to historic temples and ancient petroglyphs.
Beach Activities: There are many white-sand beaches and ocean activities available on the Kona coast, from snorkeling and surfing to whale watching and dinner cruises. The waters along the Kona coast are calm and clear, providing perfect visibility of green sea turtles, fish and other marine life while snorkeling and scuba diving. There are surfing schools that offer individual and group lessons, sport fishing charters, dinner cruises and boat tours that will put you up close to whales, dolphins, manta rays and green sea turtles.
Things to Do: There's plenty to do in Kona aside from beach and ocean activities. Kona's small towns have many shops and galleries. Take a tour up to the 14,000-foot summit of nearby Mauna Kea, either during the daytime, to enjoy spectacular views, or at night, to take in some stargazing. Visit Kona in October to take in the annual Ironman World Championship, a long-distance triathlon that attracts some of the world's top athletes.
Kona Coffee: Kona has many excellent restaurants that offer dishes featuring fresh seafood from the Pacific Ocean, but the real treat on this part of the island is Kona coffee. There are many coffee farms in Kona, the only place where Kona coffee beans are grown to produce 100 percent pure Kona coffee. The conditions in Kona are just right for growing these rare beans--elevation, constant cloud cover and rich, volcanic soil. Aside from taking home some of this famous beverage, visitors can tour many of the area's coffee farms, and visit the Kona Coffee Living History Farm.