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Tropical Garden 1 Bedroom Condo--Private, Quiet, and Romantic, Wi/Fi, A/C

Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4), Oceanfront Pool, Cal-King Bed, Wi/Fi

This 1 BR Condo is a lovely, private, even romantic, GARDEN VIEW CORNER UNIT, with a good partial OCEAN VIEW. Two walls of glass look out from the living room to private, tropical gardens and to the West a partial ocean view. Lanai's are on the West and North sides surrounding the unit. It is the only true 1 BR unit at Kona Shores (separate BR). The unit is also in the most PRIVATE AREA of the complex--the northwest corner of the facility--furthest from Alii Dr. and nearest the ocean. Kitchen and Bathroom have been completely REMODELED in 2015 and 2016. Wi-Fi is provided, and there are 2 wall air conditioners; one in living room near kitchen--the 2nd in the bedroom. The OCEAN-SIDE POOL is perhaps the best for size and View along Alii Drive.

Enjoy DINING at the corner of the west and north covered patios and watching green day geckos in the golden-fruited palms and plants very nearby. A little breeze keeps the 80 degree plus weather comfortable in the afternoons. Then take a dip down at the OCEAN-SIDE POOL that perches on a lava point, or walk to the sea on the concrete path along the pool to watch the sunset to the West or over Kailua pier at the other side of the Bay.

This condo features a new tile entry and new tile flooring in the SEPARATE ROOM KITCHEN and bathroom. Granite counter-tops surround all sinks and provide surfaces for all cabinets. The good quality wood cabinets are new in each of the rooms. In the kitchen there is a new large refrigerator, a newer gas stove, a microwave, coffee-maker and a complete complement of kitchen utensils, plates, etc. The kitchen window looks out on the end of the West Lanai.

The LIVING ROOM has two walls of glass (North and West) looking out at the private view of tropical gardens. On the North there is 6 ft. of Ginger and Palms, then 30 ft of sloping down landscaping of property next to ours. LR furniture includes a padded, rattan sofa and loveseat; a flat-screen TV, Cable TV, DVD, VCR, a closet, and shelves for books. Air conditioner, ceiling fan, and a floor fan (if needed) keep it cool in this comfortable unit. This 1st floor unit is cooler than roof-top 2nd floor units due to the extra "insulation".

The separate Bedroom has a Cal-King bed, a chest of drawers, an air conditioner, a ceiling fan, and a GLASS WALL AND PATIO DOOR looking out on the North tropical garden area. The large Bathroom is off of the BR. It has a sink area, a new shower/tub and double closets containing linens and supplies. There is a double futon-sofa, convertible to bed, on the north patio between LR and BR and two single air mattresses for placement in the LR (and inflation pump) if desired. All linens are provided.

Beach towels, mats, and ice chest are provided. The ASSIGNED parking spot is very nearby, about 6 feet below the unit where only 2 parking spots exist (the 2nd for our 2 BR 2 BA unit above). You'll have no searching for a parking spot. Laundry facilities are very nearby. This is a Non-Smoking unit and Pets are NOT allowed.

The Condo is at Kona Shores, which is 1 mile south of Kailua village (and immediately south of a larger complex, Sea Village) on the OCEAN-SIDE of Alii Drive. The address is 75-6008 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. We also have a spacious 2 BR 2 BA Condo (VRBO #10605) on the same corner at Kona Shores (2 story facility); and a private Studio Condo (VRBO #10597) near this 1 BR unit in case you need more accommodations.

Keywords: Condominium

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Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Glen

Ginny is now a retired Nurse, having practiced in several specialties and taught Nursing at the College level for many years; 20 yrs at San Jose State Univ. (Professor) and Sonoma State Univ. She loves out-doors, back-packing, swimming, and since our Honeymoon (photo) snorkeling. Glen is a retired business executive of Pharmaceutical and more recently Biotechnology companies. He has a pharmacy degree and an MBA. Growing up he participated in several sports and later focused on water-skiing, snorkeling, and back-packing. Both of us were born in California--she in Oakland, he in Santa Cruz. We both attended college at UC Berkeley and UCSF. Glen got his MBA at Harvard. Our most favorite vacations are to Ginny's family cabin in Yosemite and our Hawaii properties. We live in a house that we completed building in 2000 on Glen's family mountain-top property in Soquel (Santa Cruz), CA

Glen purchased this condo in 1998

Why Glen chose Kailua-Kona

Over the years Glen traveled to Hawaii many times, mainly Oahu, Maui, and Kauai. Ginny and Glen went to several Hawaii islands on their Honeymoon in 1985. (Picture is at Kona Village) We have owned a time-share in Waikiki, a lovely condo at Poipu Beach in Kauai, and several vacation and long-term condos on the Big Island. Our favorite place to visit became Hawaii for the sports (e.g. snorkeling), sites all over the island, variety of scenery, birds, and the fact that this island is not yet ruined by Tourism and population. We now own properties only in KONA.

What makes this condo unique

We stayed at Kona Shores annually since 1985 (now over 30 years). We loved the PRIVACY of the North wing of this complex. In 1998 the lovely northwest, first floor, corner unit became available. Glen had seen it while helping a renter fix screens. We were lucky enough to buy this unit. We love the open feel of all the glass, the tropical gardens, the intimacy, a good partial ocean view and the very private location within the complex. (We are told that this special unit was built by the original contractor of Kona Shores for one of his relatives.)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first visit to the Big Island was so enjoyable. Our favorite activities included the Waipi'o Valley and Snorkeling.

Your Condo was the perfect "home away from home" in Kona. We were so pleased. My parents have stayed for years at the Hale Kona Kai and were very impressed with #116. Their condo is a bit noisy.

We love the fact it was so private and quiet. Our favorite part was sleeping on the futon at night with nice Hawaiian breezes--we loved it that we could sleep outside. That was great. That's a wonderful asset of the condo.

I liked walking on the soft carpet with my bare-feet.

The kitchen was so pleasant to cook in. We loved eating on the porch (lanai) and watching the bird feeding frenzy.
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Kailua-Kona in the North Kona

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Two assigned Parking Spaces, Laundrette nearby in facility, This is a Non-Smoking unit & Pets NOT allowed


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Tropical Garden 1 Bedroom Condo--Private, Quiet, and Romantic, Wi/Fi, A/C
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 59 reviews

Nicely appointed, recently renovated and very well stocked.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 12 nights and really enjoyed it. The grounds are very well kept and the suite is mostly fresh. New bathroom and kitchen are very nice.

My only suggestions would be faster internet and installing laminate floor instead of carpet

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our only comment is that laminate floor in Living Room and Bedroom would feel cold (and hard) to the feet. A number of visitors over the years have commented that they loved the feel of the soft, short pile carpeting on their feet and between their toes. (Note: Shoes/sandals are to be removed when entering the unit for any time.) Also, first floor has concrete under the sub-floor and flooring, which is hard and cold.
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Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo, very roomy, good bed, great location. We enjoyed visiting different beaches and touring the area. The owners gave us good information for the area and for the island as to things to see, places to visit and spots to eat. We didn't care much for the pool because of the abrasive bottom in it. I lost some skin off one toe because of the bottom of the pool. The pool was okay, just don't try to stand up. We had a problem with the ceiling fans and Glen was very responsive in getting the problem fixed. We used the ice chests and some of the snorkeling supplies with the condo. Thanks for a nice visit. Hope to get back again.


Milwaukie, Or.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Future Visitors: We have owned and operated this Condo as a Vacation Rental since 1998, so almost 20 years. The ocean-side pool is one of the greatest features of this smaller complex. The pool is large enough for swimming--a very good size. We've never had a complaint about the surface of the bottom of the pool before. The somewhat rough surface (haven't noticed particularly) is standard practice to prevent users from slipping when standing or playing at the shallow end. The pool is in great condition and the surround and pool surface were redone about 5 years ago. It is kept-up daily as the maintenance at Kona Shores is superb. (They even keep-up our Tropical Garden on two sides of our secluded corner unit.) We had an elderly visitor who came to our Studio Unit for about 10 years continuously in the 2000's. She said that she and her husband had stayed in almost all Condos along the 5 mile stretch of Alii Drive from Kona to Keahou over the many years they visited Kona before he passed away--and that Kona Shores had the Best Pool of any of the other facilities. Glen
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This was the most quiet and relaxing place.

  • 5 of 5

During this trip we had spent some time in Honolulu and Hilo. Of all the places we stayed, this one was very clean and it had an ocean view which made staying there so relaxing that we really didn't venture out much. We would definitely stay here again!.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised and very pleased with this homey condo unit. It is very spacious and is equipped with everything you might need during your stay. We loved the dual double sliders in the living room that allowed for a lot of light and view of the private jungle like garden off the lanai. Since this is a corner unit we had a lot of outdoor space with seating as the lanai ran full length on two sides. The main floor of the condo is roughly 5 feet above ground level in front of it and the parking lot. This unit is also directly across from the laundry room. The pool area is right on the beach and is only a short distance from the condo. There is a covered area with bathrooms and plenty of seating. There is a BBQ pit for grilling. From the pool you can see the harbor in Kona. We saw whales, spinner dolphins, small boats and cruise ships. We thought we might miss being right on the beach, but that wasn't the case. It is close to downtown Kona where you can walk to, but we usually took advantage of the free parking at the farmers market. The owners are very accommodating and pleasant. The only downside is the shared wall in the bedroom. I don't think it is insulated and doesn't provide much privacy. All in all, we would highly recommend this condo unit and would very likely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seward, Alaska

Love this very comfortable place

  • 5 of 5

This is a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay, and will someday return. Enjoy the pool area and sunsets. Very close to downtown.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great spot for your vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at your condo very much. The location was very good,close to town. Parking spot was very convenient as was the laundry room nearby. Pool location on the ocean was great especially for watching the sunset! We appreciated the kitchen and bathroom upgrades. My husband really enjoyed feeding the birds on the garden lanai. Our only suggestion would be to replace the carpet with a hard surface. All in all we would highly recommend this condo.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice review; most of our guest love the carpet on living room and bedroom spaces. We get positive comments on the feel of walking on it in bare feet--they remove shoes/sandals (as requested) in hard-floor entry-way. We store our footwear under the bench in the entry-way.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kona (Keahole) Airport
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
White Sands and Kahalu'u


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Kailua-Kona, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
16 Dec 2017 - 15 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Ironman 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 16 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Season
16 Dec 2018 - 15 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £149.14
Cleaning Fee £96.94 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

$200 Security Deposit should not be subtracted from Final Full Payment; to be returned after stay
Ironman Dates are High Season
Cancellation Policy: Deposit will not be returned if cancellation is withing 60 days of arrival date. Rental payment will not be returned if cancellation is within 30 days of arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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