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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.
. . . . . '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.'
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Welcome back to our many returning guests and and aloha to our future guests!
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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 calls to USA and Canada from our condo.
40 inch HD flat screen TV with plenty of cable channels
In-condo safe, air conditioner, tropical leaf-motif ceiling fan
Family size refrigerator with separate freezer in a galley kitchenette, 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, dual-function sink in adjacent kitchenette
Hot tub, pool, umbrella tables and chairs, barbecues for pool-side or in-condo dining
Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrellas, beach towels, beach cooler, freezer packs and more
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Our popular ocean-side pool view condo #216 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, 400 sq. ft, 37 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!
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Queen size bed, daybed has 2 separate single beds with 75" long mattresses. The furnishings are Hawaiian style - the first is a queen size bed suitable for 2 people. The second is a brand new Hawaiian- style sofa daybed with roll-out trundle. Most suitable for up to 1 adult and 1 child sleeping in separate 75 inch long single beds. No separate bedroom....moreless
Kona Islander Condominiums is totally smoke-free. This includes all areas, all condos, all lanais. Security levies substantial fines against all offenders. It takes less than a minute to walk to smoking areas outside our grounds....moreless
HOA Rules: Pets not allowed in condo complex. Due to allergies, no Pets, birds nor animals of any kind in our condo including our lanai. No service animals, no comfort animals in our condo due to allergies - no exceptions. Guests who require a service or comfort animal, must choose another condo whose owner specifically allows service animals in their condo. Thanks for understanding and complying. ...moreless
Our condo is not wheelchair accessible. Handicapped parking stall only about 50 ft (15m) from our condo building, paved parking lot, paved pathway. Second floor condo accessible by using wide outside stairs (6 steps, landing, 6 steps) and 24ft. (7m) second floor walkway with hand rails. No elevator. No handrails in condo. Tile floors thoughout. Shower only. Has been used many times by handicapped guests but it solely depends upon the type of handicap one has. If in doubt, please choose another condo. Superior pool, plantation flora and tiki torch views. One of the quietest condos here!...moreless
Resort is seaside at Ali'i Drive, one of 2 entrances to the resort. Our address is Condo #216, 75-5776 Kuakini, Kailu-Kona, Hawaii. It is on the 2nd floor, Maui building, one of 7 named after the Hawaiian Islands, has a pool view with sea glimpses from the lanai and sea glimpses outside the front door area of our condo. Lush tropical foliage - including plumeria flowers and fruit. The beach resort property includes a nice shade tree and a small grassy park at our private access white sand sunning beach across Ali'i Drive....moreless
Air conditioner unit in the condo. Other condos / hotesl may have central common air conditioning duct work which, unfortunately,, can promote mold in their ducts. Tropical fan compliments our A/C...moreless
Free long-distance phone calls for USA and Canada from our condo's phone! Your mobile cell phone may work here too. Check this out! Smart phone free app VIBER has free phone and free text worldwide. No feasible plan? What we did is buy the $15 TracPhone cell phone at Kona's WalMart (we are told that the other less costly TracPhone does not work as well) plus a $20 double 60 minute TracPhone phone card gives us use-anywhere mobility, 120 minutes to anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, Australia, many other countries in the world and no long distance charges. It works from anywhere in the U.S including Hawaii. Take your TracPhone and phone card home with you (but don't take our condo phone...moreless
Electric skillet, coffee makers, coffee grinder, toaster, convection toaster oven capable for baking, blender, microwave, rice cooker, veggie steamer, microwave pasta cooker works very well., ...moreless
Galley kitchenette, tall fridge, separate freezer, microwave oven, convection toaster oven , electric skillet, rice cooker, vegie steamer, pasta cooker, coffee bean grinder, coffee makers, toaster, blender, dishes/cutlery for four, One dual-function sink for kitchen & bath...moreless
Tall fridge, 2 door with separate freezer There is also a handy cooler and ice packs for your times at the beach or for your grocery shopping to keep food and beverages chilled in the tropical heat...moreless
Our lanai (balcony) has a teak table, padded swivel rocker chairs, a padded bench seat, drying rack for beach towels, swim suits. Our condo is just far enough from the beach so that any airborne sea spray doesn't drift onto our lanai and furniture....moreless
Three double, commercial-grade stainless steel barbeques, two pool-side, one on communal lanai above the laundry room. Pool-side BBQ.s are within 100 feet or 30 meters of our condo. Cleaned daily....moreless
With Jacuzzi hot tub spa. Our own staff do a terrific job of looking after our resort grounds and facilities. Our on-site staff of tradesmen, groundskeepers and security keep the property immaculate and running well. The pool is great! The spacious pool area has comfy lounge chairs, tables with umbrellas and chairs, a jacuzzi-style hot tub and 3 large double BBQ's ...moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Last Minute Special !
Jun 27 - Jul 5, 2015
4 night min stay
July Sell Off !
Jul 8 - Jul 28, 2015
4 night min stay
August thru September
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Ironman World Triathlon
Oct 1 - Oct 14, 2015
14 night min stay
Mid October thru November
Oct 15 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Dec 1 - Dec 23, 2015
3 night min stay
Christmas thru New Year's Day
Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2015
7 night min stay
January thru April 2016
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
May thru September 2016
May 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Ironman World Triathlon 2016
Oct 1 - Oct 14, 2016
14 night min stay
Last Minute Calendar Fill-ins
Jan 1 - Jan 1, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$100 - one-time departure day cleaning & accidental property damage insurance fee
13.416% - State of Hawaii Accommodation Tax reg.W39870608-01
LAST-MINUTE SPECIAL! 60% off our condo rate of $170 per night. Applies to new 3 night minimum stays or any new calendar fill-in periods within 15 days from today excludes holidays and events. Mention "Last-minute $70 per night special as seen on your VRBO website."
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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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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Sharon & Ernie Palamarek, Sandra Starling We proud ly present our family-owned and operated tropical vacation rentals. Hawaii property - Kona Islander Beach Condo #216 Mexico property - Acapulco Beach Condo #2607 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
Why the Owner Chose Kona Islander Inn:
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!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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.
Your view from our #216 condo's private lanai - a tropical tranquility in Old Hawaii setting!
Swivel rockers dappled by sun shining thru the foliage of south-facing lanai
Queen-size bed, adjacent sofa daybed, teak chairs, designer leaf ceiling fan
Daybed with roll-out trundle can make into 2 separate beds. 75" L mattresses .
Dining area, teak dresser, 39' HDTV cable, private wifi, free phone to USA/cAN
Tall fridge in new kitchen, dual-function sink doubles as bathroom sink, mirror
New shower-clean, bright, very functional design with easy-to-use faucet control
Lobby and grand lanai showcasing Old Hawaiian-Style Plantation architectural design
Banana plants grow at our condo door. Its purple flower hangs off green bananas
A beach day at our resort. You'll see those surfers here if the surf is up.
Outrigger canoes available nearby at the world-famous Kona Pier
Your place in the Hawaiian sun is here! © esp
The tiki torches being lit at dusk sets a romantic mood every evening!
Our lanai dining table with tropical flowers from Farmer's Market a block away
Sofa daybed, teak end tables, inlaid coconut table top
Dining area, art work, hibiscus wool rug, porcelain tile floor
Banana trees, security screen, inlaid mother-of-pearl shell bench and shoe bin.
Microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, elecrtric frypan, blender, ricecooker/vegsteam
Clean bathroom, fresh towels, clothes hooks, uses dual-function kitchen sink
Tropical birds abound - a canary perched on our lanai's flowering plumeria tree
Surfer catching a wave off our resort's beach in historic Kailua-Kona
Our sandy sunning beach, Ali'i Drive and Kona Islander Condos
Beach day! We strolled over to the nearby Kona Pier Beach which is kid friendly
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