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The Gem on Ali'I Drive. Small, Quiet Complex. Free Parking, Central Location +++

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Last updated: 05/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Aloha and welcome to paradise at our vacation rental condominium on the Big Island of Hawaii. Conveniently located mid-way between Kailua village (commonly called Kona) and Keauhou, on Alii Drive, directly across the street from the ocean with sweeping coastal views from the pool area. With only 32 units, this is a small complex. Its tranquility and peaceful atmosphere starts in the open-air lobby with the Koi pond and waterfalls. The large pool is a great place for exercise or relaxing beneath the umbrella shaded tables or chaises. We also have a new spa/hot tub for guests over 14 years old. Gas barbecues, at the pool area, invite you to stay and keep an eye out for dolphins and whales (in the winter months). This safe and secure development will make you feel at home. Our unit has been totally renovated with granite counter tops throughout, updated appliances, furnishings and top quality mattresses in the bedrooms. Professionally and tastefully decorated you may not want to leave, so book with us now and sip your tropical drink on our very private lanai.

Our home away from home.: This is my second home so I have attempted to make my unit comfortable and classy, with a tropical flare. The very private lanai faces a historic heaiu which is teaming with colorful, tropical birds to include Red Crested Amazon Parrots, friendly geckos, wild pigs and other fun wildlife. No one can see into my unit from outside.

Visit my condo website for more information and more photos of our unit and the condo complex. (Link below)

On site management: The Royal Kahili, General Manager is on-site and is very cordial, and friendly. Live the aloha spirit here. .

My second home is fully stocked so that all you need is your bathing suit, shorts, a t-shirt and flip-flops. You might find cheaper but you won't find better!

Payments: I accept credit card payments using the HomeAway/VRBO online payment system and 'e-checks' for guests with US banks. Payment from Canada or other areas outside of the U.S. require payment in U.S. dollars only. Additional fees may apply if US funds are not used. Initial contact should be via email. Phone contacts may not be returned. Reservations can only be made online through HomeAway and VRBO.
Hawaii Tax # W-8113831101

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • 909 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 4 steps down from the elevator

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets allowed in this complex. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Quality Serta Mattresses are in both bedrooms. Both bedrooms have large closets and the master has an ensuite bathroom. The master bedroom also has a large flat panel TV and direct access to the lanai. The guest bedroom is above the pond/waterfall area with peaceful and refreshing water sounds. The twin beds in the 2nd bedroom, cannot be pushed together. At night and early morning you can hear the waves crashing from my private lanai and the bedrooms. It's just 115 easy steps to the ocean's edge from our condo. The pool is 65 steps from our condo. Everything in our small complex is close-by....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Over sized tile shower in master...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Tiled tub/shower...moreless

  • Both bathrooms feature tiled floors and bathing areas. The shower in the master suite is tiled and over-sized with a glass enclosure. The tub/shower combination in the guest bathroom is tiled and has a glass enclosure. Counter tops in both baths are granite and updated lighting. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The complex does have a elevator but there are still 4 steps down to my second floor unit, although my unit is the first floor off the parking area. Throughout the complex there are single steps in the pond and pool areas. Every living and sleeping area has a ceiling fan. Seating at the dining table accommodates 4 and there's 3 bar stools for use at the kitchen/dining room bar. Central air conditioning with lower limit of 75 degrees. Rental Deposit is refundable up to sixty days prior to the beginning of the rental period minus the cost of credit cards charges & fees for payment and refunds. For cancellations within 60 days of the rental period, the Landlord shall have the right to retain the initial Rental Deposit at the Landlord's discretion. If the property is subsequently rented, all moneys shall be returned minus all credit cards fees and a $125 booking fee. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large lending library available in the complex lobby area. ...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Two large flat screen TVs. One in Living area and One in Master Bedroom. There is a DirectTV DVR in the living room. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screens. Free DirectTV with DVR and premium channels. You won't miss you're favorite shows while your touring the island or at the beach....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Limited...moreless

Theme

  • Budget

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Small coral beach and tidepools just across the street. ...moreless

  • Beach View:

    Situated across Ali'i Drive with ocean access. Just 115 steps from the condo lobby to the coral covered coastline. There are no buildings across the street to block views. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Kailua village is approximately 2 miles north and Keauhou is approximately 3 miles south. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Just step across the street and the ocean is at your feet. Spread out a towel and enjoy your cocktails or a snack. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Kailua Village is approximately 2 miles north of condo....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining also available on the lanai and 3 barstools at the kitchen counter and their are chairs you can move to the table. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Included in rental fee to 75 degrees. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access:

    DSL wireless available in the unit. Included in rental fees. ...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In the unit - private. Guests are to purchase their own softener sheets. ...moreless

  • Elevator:

    4 steps down from the elevator ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Lanai adjacent to Living room and Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    One free off-street parking space with my condo. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    For one car...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In the unit - private. Guests are to purchase their own HE (high efficiency) laundry detergent...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    In our unit and in specific locations in the complex. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Service for 6 for all items. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Soap provided...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops, stainless appliances, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave. Fully stocked dishes, glassware, pots, pans and utensils for inside and out....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless with extra large freezer compartment....moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    My lanai is very private. No one can see in my unit from outside. Breathe in the sweet smell of Hawaiian plumeria and honeysuckle while listening to the breaking waves. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    New conversation area near the pool with fire table for special occasions. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    3 propane barbeques in the pool area. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Ask manager for location of these items. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large pool, great for swimming laps with ocean views from the pool & BBQ area. ...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    New in-ground hot-tub/spa. Limited to guests over 14 years. ...moreless

  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring 2014-2015
Oct 13 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$140
$980
Summer 2015
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$125
Ironman 2015
Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2015
7 night min stay
$145
Fall/ Winter 2015
Oct 16 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$140
Christmas/New Years 2015
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay
$140
Winter/Spring 2016
Jan 3 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$140

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

Fees and cleaning are in addition to daily rates. Early arrival or late checkout $50 if available by prior arrangement.

Refundable security deposit of $300 required with deposit. A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve. Any booking within 60 days of occupancy must be paid in full. Hawaii state taxes 13.42% is not included in the daily rate and will be calculated with quotes


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

13 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Queens Hwy 11
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
White Sands Beach

Car: Recommended

Midway between Kailua town and Keauhou, we are just 1 mile from White Sands (Disappearing Sands) beach and 2 miles from the world famous Kahaluu snorkel beach. Holualoa Bay and Gates beach is just 115 steps, across Ali'i from our complex. Volcano National Park is approximately 90 miles. The large resorts of Waikoloa are approx. 30-45 minutes to the north. City of Refuge is approximately 30 minutes south. We love sitting by the pool, enjoying a tropical drink while barbecuing fresh fish or a juicy steak as we await another breathtaking sunset and maybe the 'green flash.' Join us in Paradise! Scroll down to check our availability calendar.

Other Activities: Jet-skis in the ocean, tide pool hunting, parasailing,zip-lines, sailing, deep sea fishing, boogey boarding, surfing, sun bathing, hiking, star gazing on Mauna Kea, horseback riding ATV tours, cave tours and much more.

Golf: Golfing is very popular on the Big Island of Hawaii. Within 30 minutes there are many more courses of high caliber with challenging holes and beautiful scenery. Book your next golf vacation here

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: It was always a dream of my husband and I to live in the mountains and have a second-home in Kona, Hawaii. That dream was completed with our purchase of the condo in 2008. Some of that dream is gone since his passing but it's my pleasure to share my second home with visitors to paradise!

Why the Owner Chose Royal Kahili:
The complex is small, quiet, tropical, well-maintained and friendly. The pool is rarely crowded and the views from the pool area and our lanai made the Royal Kahili our choice. The central location makes for easy access to everything from the beaches to shopping and to the highways. Having personally stayed in other condos here, it's wonderful to look out onto our private 'jungle' and not into another condo. Our privacy here can't be beat!!!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Although we assume no responsibility for their usage, there are frequently items available for the beach, snorkeling and bogey boarding. Just ask John, our manager.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • View from complex 4th floor bridge

    View from complex 4th floor bridge

  • New pool deck, pool surface and hot tub

    New pool deck, pool surface and hot tub

  • Sunset from our new conversation circle.

    Sunset from our new conversation circle.

  • Living area with flat screen TV and private lanai beyond.

    Living area with flat screen TV and private lanai beyond.

  • Our very private lanai with the ocean and whitewater just beyond.

    Our very private lanai with the ocean and whitewater just beyond.

  • Dining and bar top area.

    Dining and bar top area.

  • Master bedroom with private door to lanai. Listen to the surf.

    Master bedroom with private door to lanai. Listen to the surf.

  • Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

    Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

  • Guest/2nd bedroom.  Listen to the waterfall just outside the window.

    Guest/2nd bedroom. Listen to the waterfall just outside the window.

  • New high efficiency stacked washer and dryer

    New high efficiency stacked washer and dryer

  • Complex at night.  Pool, bbq area, seating and new firepit/conversation area with ocean views

    Complex at night. Pool, bbq area, seating and new firepit/conversation area with ocean views

  • Historical Gates Beach just 150 steps from condo door.

    Historical Gates Beach just 150 steps from condo door.

  • Conversation circle is perfect for watching the waves, dolphins and whales.

    Conversation circle is perfect for watching the waves, dolphins and whales.

  • Great room. Bedrooms are off the hallway on the left.

    Great room. Bedrooms are off the hallway on the left.

  • View of whitewater from private lanai.  Listen to the surf.

    View of whitewater from private lanai. Listen to the surf.

  • Kitchen with granite countertops and stainless.

    Kitchen with granite countertops and stainless.

  • Master bedroom with door to ensuite bath & flat screen TV in armoire

    Master bedroom with door to ensuite bath & flat screen TV in armoire

  • Master ensuite bathroom with oversized wall-in tile shower and granite counters

    Master ensuite bathroom with oversized wall-in tile shower and granite counters

  • Guest/2nd bathroom.

    Guest/2nd bathroom.

  • Lobby area and pool area gated entry.

    Lobby area and pool area gated entry.

  • Photo from doorway of condo. Reserved parking space is where the white car is.

    Photo from doorway of condo. Reserved parking space is where the white car is.

  • World famous Kahalu'u Snorkel beach just 2 miles from our condo.

    World famous Kahalu'u Snorkel beach just 2 miles from our condo.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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