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Master suite with ocean views

Master suite with ocean views Kitchen Living Areas Great room for great fun Master bath 2nd bath Guest bedroom Loft Bedroom From the lanai Kona Makai Courts Pool Area From the lanai From the lanai at sunset Snorkeling at near by Kahalu'u Park

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Last updated: 04/14/2014
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Kona Makai condo description

Come and Enjoy our vacation condo at Kona Makai, a top choice for Kona accommodations.  Kona Makai has the best gardens and ask anyone, those gardens are looking better than ever. Great sunsets and maybe even a green flash.

Enjoy whale watching from our 3rd floor lanai or listen to the ocean surf lullaby you to sleep.

Fully furnished turn key for your enjoyment. Complete remodel in 2005. Tile floors throughout, stone counter-tops, new washer & dryer, new dishwasher, new stove, new frig, new microwave.  Very well equipped kitchen, you will find all the same utensils you have at home. Cable & flat-screen TV, stereo. The bathrooms even have hairdryers.

This 2 bedroom with loft is located on the top floor offering the best views. This suite accommodates 6 comfortably with a Cal King, Queen and 2 twins as well as a queen sofa sleeper. Views from the lanai include ocean,pool and garden views! Come and enjoy this wonderful Oceanfront community and this romantic unit. AC included at this time please use with consideration.

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Keywords: Condo

Property Type

  • On floor 3
  • 1148 sq. ft.
  • 3 story
  • Condo

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Loft: 1 queen

            Ceiling Fan...moreless

          • Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            Ceiling Fan, AC Unit, View of Ocean...moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

            California King, Ceiling Fan, AC, View of ocean front, ...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen Sofa Sleeper (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, shower

            Glass Block walk-in Shower...moreless

          • Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Incredibly complete kitchen. All the utensils you would find at home....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Full Size...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Ice Maker
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Stepper/Treadmill Room with TV, Separate Weight Room with TV...moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Covered Parking
          • Air Conditioning
          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Community Exercise Room, Community Weight Room, two tennis courts

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Shared Hot Tub
              • Game Room
              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • Books

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Balcony

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    The condo is in an ocean front building. The condo's lanai is 180 feet from the ocean...moreless

                  • Ocean View
                  • Monument View

                  Activities

                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Medical Services
                  • Tennis
                  • Surfing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Golf
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Parasailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Museums
                  • Churches
                  • Water Parks
                  • Playground
                  • Live Theater
                  • Ruins
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Luaus
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Perfect family vacation

                    Perfect family vacation

                    • Guest CJ (Portland, Oregon, USA)
                    • Date of stay 01/10/14
                    • Review Submitted 02/15/14
                    There were 21 of us all staying at the Kona Makai. Some of the condos in our group were better than others. Ours was perfect. Very clean and we'll stocked with dishes, towels, etc. my husband and I shares the master bedroom and one of our sons had one bedroom and the other took the loft. 4 of us stayed in the condo but it would have easily accommodated 8 people. We whew extremely satisfied with the accommodations. The kitchen was absolutely awesome. Lots to do in Kona. We snorkels, went to turtle bay and queen Anne's bath and drove a bit to hike down to a black sand beach. Last time we wew there we saw the volcano and visited botanical gardens in Hiio. Would not recommend this property for disabled persons since no elevator to third floor. Since the island is so big, would need to rent a car unless planning on just going into town.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                  • FANTASTIC Location for Your Family Vacation!!!

                    FANTASTIC Location for Your Family Vacation!!!

                    • Guest Life Is Good!! (Lake Stevens, WA/USA)
                    • Date of stay 07/19/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/05/13
                    It was absolutely GREAT!!! Kona Makai was a wonderfully relaxing place for a family of 5, that we would highly recommend to others. It was very spacious, had every amenity you could think of and those you would have only thought you'd have at home. The grounds we immaculate, great pool that the whole family enjoyed and having the ability to BBQ dinners by the ocean and watch the sunset was one of our favorite things to do!! The property location was perfect, we were able to go to the Farmers Market daily and be very local to all the beautiful sights of the island. There are only good things to say about the wonderful condo at the Kona Makai!! You should book your vacation today!!!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Great Bang for You Buck

                    Great Bang for You Buck

                    • Guest Active Holidayer (North Vancouver, BC Canada)
                    • Date of stay 03/17/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/10/13
                    Dixon was friendly and speedy with his response to emails while providing lots of helpful tips especially as we got closer to our stay. The condo was bigger and less expensive than we've experienced in the past in Maui. The building is older but concrete/solid and very well maintained inside and out. The pots and pans were of good quality and number, there were plenty of knives, and I never once thought "I wish they had a..." while working in the kitchen. However, the blender, toaster, dishwasher and washing machine were probably meant for visiting parties of 4 rather than the use they took with our 6 (or the maximum of 8 that the condo can hold). We didn't once put on the AC as there was plenty of cross breeze with the windows open and the ceiling fans going. We also never used the drier until the last day (for sheets and towels) as there were a couple of drying racks which had the cloths ready to wear in less than a three hours. I personally liked the three story walk-up as it provided a little bit more exercise on a generally lazy vacation. I did however take a run each day and Kailua-Kona only offers street running as the properties are all right on the lava lined water fronts without any paths like in Maui. Also, the exercise room at the Kona Maki can only be accessed within the hours that the pool is open 9-9pm. Be wary, those with small children, as the pool does NOT allow swim diapers or any child under 2yr old - it would put a huge damper on your holiday if you got there and couldn't take your kid in the pool. Dolphins and the occasional whale were seen almost daily while sitting with coffee on the lanai. The close by beaches have fantastic snorkeling and sand castle building but if you want older kids activities (skim boarding, boogie boarding) then you'll need to drive 40-60 minutes each day to go up Island. For a three generation family of 6 (age range 65 - 10 y/o) we all agreed that, bang for our buck, this was a great (central) location, between northern beaches and the volcano/hiking, with all we needed - hot tub, pool, tennis, grass, snorkeling (advanced) right on the property... and very pleasant owners to deal with.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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                  • Everything I expected

                    Everything I expected

                    • Guest Brie (Calgary, AB)
                    • Date of stay 11/18/12
                    • Review Submitted 11/28/12
                    I had never been to Hawaii, and I could not have had a better experience as a first timer. The condo was everything I expected from the pictures and description, as well as very clean and well appointed, but Dixon went above and beyond. He provided me with a ton of great information about the island in terms of sights and activities, especially with our children in mind. The complex was very quiet, which is what we were looking for, though some of the residents were vocal in their opposition to renters in the complex and more pointedly, children in the pool. Regardless, we operated by the posted rules and enjoyed the pool and the lovely view from the common area as well as the lanai. The last morning there we even saw spinner dolphins from the pool deck. Location was great, close to everything and located within easy driving distance to necessary places like Costco:), also great proximity to a ton of beaches. I would stay here again without hesitation, and I would recommend it to others.

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+.

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                  • Great location and view

                    Great location and view

                    • Guest Darlene (Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada)
                    • Date of stay 11/09/12
                    • Review Submitted 11/21/12
                    We enjoyed our stay very much. Very good location, close to lots of restraunts and shops. The complex is very queit and well kept. The condo was in great shape but the steps to the loft are hard to use and they could invest in new towels. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes pots and pans and everything was in working order. We meet some friendly people who gave us some suggestions on what to see.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                    Manager response: D & K, Yes, the steps to the loft are not fun for my old knees, but that left more room in the living room. Thanks for the note about the towels, all the linens will get an update in the next couple of weeks, again, thanks for letting us know. D

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                  • Everything and even more!

                    Everything and even more!

                    • Guest Nat (Chicago, IL)
                    • Date of stay 10/09/12
                    • Review Submitted 11/07/12
                    First of all, many thanks to Dixon for all the prompt correspondence which eventually led us to staying at this wonderful condo. It has been a dream for us to be in Kona especially for the Ironman event. We immediately felt that it was going to be a great vacation for us as soon as we arrived at the condo. The condo is located on beautiful grounds and the view from the balcony is spectacular. I miss relaxing at the balcony... enjoying the view while eating sweet papayas bought from the farmer's market. The condo is clean, well equipped, and very spacious. The location which was along Ali'i Drive was perfect for us during the Ironman event. We enjoyed our daily walks to town. We enjoyed the Green Flash Coffee place nearby for our dose of Kona coffee. We also loved Da Poke Shack for local food. Don't need to drive too far for something fun to do. We will forever remember this wonderful vacation. Hoping to be back soon and if we do, we will definitely be asking Dixon to stay here again. Highly recommending this place to family and friends.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • HIghly Recommended. Our family of 4 stayed at Kona Refuge for 4 nights in July and loved it.

                    HIghly Recommended. Our family of 4 stayed at Kona Refuge for 4 nights in July and loved it.

                    • Guest nyc family (New York, New York)
                    • Date of stay 07/23/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/26/12
                    We were first drawn to this condo because of the photos and the location. It is even better in real life. The condo is sparkling clean. We did not see one ant, speck of dust or grain of sand on the lanai nor inside the home. The condo is tastefully decorated in earth tones and couldn't be better laid out. The home has every amenity and feels well cared for and thoughtfully updated. This is not an anonymous money generating condo for the owner, but clearly a home they love and keep in top order. Sleeps 6 very comfortably. The lanai is nice and long, accessible by both the living room and the master bdrm with a lovely ocean view. Kitchen is incredibly well equipped, anything you think you may use or need will be found in well ordered cabinets and drawers. The home has AC in every room but we only used it once during our stay, the afternoon we arrived since all the windows had been closed. Once we opened the windows and got the many ceiling fans going we found we never needed the AC, even during hot afternoons. There are plenty of clean beach and bath towels provided. The location is perfect if you are looking to be near excellent beaches/snorkel sites, close to the conveniences of Kona center, the many shops/cafes on Ali'i drive but removed enough from it that you can easily bypass most of the traffic. We were there in July and never had any traffic issues. The grounds are well cared for and very clean. While we did see a few guests, most of the time the complex was quiet and devoid of residents. The rocky ocean front is beautiful and we saw some people fishing off the rocks at sunrise. The pool is simple but a nice place to relax if you want something easy after a day of sightseeing. The BBQ grills and loungers are just behind the rocks and an amazing spot to cook out, enjoy a meal or sip a drink at sunset. The open air common lounge area has a small library and a ping pong table. The condo and the condo complex are excellent, but the real reason to rent this place is because of the thought and care of its fastidious owner, Dixon. We received a detailed welcome manual on what to expect in the condo, in Kona and other points in Big Island prior to our visit. It was so thoughtful and well considered of any situation we may encounter that I was sure our stay was going to be hassle free, which it was. Every email inquiry was responded to within minutes with a helpful response. Dixon is all about function, logic, comfort and ease. Highly recommend.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Pampered in Paradise

                    Pampered in Paradise

                    • Guest Pampered (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
                    • Date of stay 03/27/12
                    • Review Submitted 04/23/12
                    The view from the lanais is gorgeous so we ate breakfast there every morning. Spacious 2 bedrooms + loft made it very comfortable for the 6 of us (2 adults, 2 kids, 2 seniors). We didn't spend any time at the condo during the day as we were busy sightseeing so unfortunately we only got to swim in the pool twice and played ping pong once. We watched the sunset one evening down by the pool and it was beautiful. Also saw ships, paddle boats & dophins pass by. The weather on the Kona side of the island was wonderful and there is so much to do/see (we were glad we didn't stay longer on the east Hilo side as it rained every day). The condo is actually in a great location, close to Kona for easy access north or south and close to the airport which was nice given our flight arrived in the evening. We would definitely stay at this condo again. The owner was prompt and courteous in e-mail responses to my questions. I recommend this property for most visitors but be aware it is on the top floor so guests have to be able to climb stairs.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                  • Really Enjoyed our stay

                    Really Enjoyed our stay

                    • Guest I don't have a stupid nickname (Colorado)
                    • Date of stay 03/01/12
                    • Review Submitted 04/03/12
                    We loved staying in #306 at Kona Makai. It was modern, clean and well kept. It had everything we needed and was close to downtown Kona and not far from a beach park for snorkeling. We even saw dolphins from our deck! Very easy to use and a great location.. Kurt / Colorado

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Our Kona Makai Vacation

                    Our Kona Makai Vacation

                    • Guest Fred (Peterborough Ontario Canada)
                    • Date of stay 02/25/12
                    • Review Submitted 03/25/12
                    We found all aspects of this condo to be excellent, clean, and well equipped. The kitchen was very well equipped and it was a treat having an ice cube maker in fridge door. Although the condo has 2 bedrooms and a loft we enjoyed having the extra room for just the two of us. The view from the lanai is spectacular. To be able to watch whales and dolphins while having your breakfast on the lanai is a real treat. The condo is quiet, and the grounds are beautifully maintained. The people are friendly and the pool is very refreshing. We would certainly recommend this condo to all friends and relatives, as well as anyone interested in staying in a first rate ocean view condo in Hawaii.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  High Season - 12/1 thru 3/31: $190/nt    Low Season - 4/1 thru 11/30: $175/nt
                  Holiday - 12/23 - 1/3, and IronMan: $205
                  10% discount starts after 6 nights, 15% after 12 nights, 30% after 18 nights
                  Minimum stay = 3 nights.
                  Visit:  http://konarefuge.com/quote.php for a detailed quote.
                  Hawaii Tax ID #W47714844-01
                  

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                  Photos

                  • Master suite with ocean views

                    Master suite with ocean views

                  • Living Areas

                    Living Areas

                  • Master bath

                    Master bath

                  • Guest bedroom

                    Guest bedroom

                  • From the lanai

                    From the lanai

                  • Pool Area

                    Pool Area

                  • From the lanai

                    From the lanai

                  • Snorkeling at near by Kahalu'u Park

                    Snorkeling at near by Kahalu'u Park

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Great room for great fun

                    Great room for great fun

                  • 2nd bath

                    2nd bath

                  • Loft Bedroom

                    Loft Bedroom

                  • Kona Makai Courts

                    Kona Makai Courts

                  • From the lanai at sunset

                    From the lanai at sunset

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