Perfect Kona Condo! Great Location, Fabulous Ocean View!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kona Makai condo description
This beautiful, one bedroom condominium (700 square feet) is located in building #2 at Kona Makai, a gated condominium complex consisting of 100 units on the sunny Kona coast of the 'Big Island' of Hawaii.
It lacks nothing! The view from the lanai is simply gorgeous and it never gets old watching the Spinner Dolphins frolic in front of the condo.
The condo overlooks the Kona Makai common grounds including pool, Jacuzzi, and gas barbecue grills. The lanai has comfortable plush furniture, so you can relax and watch the cruise ships enter the Kona harbor or watch the dolphins and whales swim offshore, or or just enjoy your morning coffee in peace and quiet. In the afternoon the colorful parasailors are in the area. You may want to give this a try, or use the furnished snorkel gear and snorkel right off of the Kona Makai shoreline. There is so much to enjoy without even having to leave the complex.
All rooms, including the lanai, have Italian tiled floors and ceiling fans. If there is no breeze on the lanai, simply turn on the fan and make your own!
The unit has everything and more! It is tastefully decorated in a light motif, with accent walls, that anyone will enjoy and is continuously updated. Although the unit is air conditioned, a fresh breeze blows through from the bedroom through the open sliding glass doors rarely making the AC necessary. It is located on the second floor, and there is no car traffic in this part of the complex.
This is one of the best equipped condominiums that you will ever find. You do not need to worry about anything. It has plenty of linens and bath towels, beach chairs and beach towels, mens golf clubs, a completely furnished kitchen with new or close to new appliances. The Maytag washer and drier are the best we could find and we even furnish laundry and dishwasher detergent. We also have microwave, dishwasher, disposer, under-counter lighting, stereo, DVD/VHS player, new LCD flat-screen television, and the most comfortable king sized bed you will ever sleep in. We also furnish a nice selection of Hawaiian music CD's and guide books as well as books on Hawaiian culture and history to help you fall asleep.
Kona Makai is a quiet complex, gated for security, and conveniently located 1 mile South of Kailua town on beautiful Alii Drive within easy walking distance to town. The grounds are simply breath taking; the view is indescribable and the colorful gardens are full of every kind of Hawaiian plant one can imagine.
A reviewer for a national travel magazine awarded it 5 stars (out of 5) and described it this way: Kona Makai: the best kept secret in Kona! My wife and I have stayed at the Kona Makai condominiums many times and just love the ocean views and the gorgeous grounds. The guests gather by the pool each evening to watch the gorgeous sunsets. We stayed in building 2, (our building) which is said by the full-time residents to be the best. Such a bargain for Kona!
Need I say more?
- 700 sq. ft.
- On floor 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
- King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Covered Parking
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Shared Hot Tub
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Water Sports Gear
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Jet Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Roller Blading
- Deepsea Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Great place to stay!
Great place to stay!
Our stay in Ellis and Susie's condo at the Kona Makai has been amazing. The grounds are just beautiful, and everything is well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. Some nights we stayed in and enjoyed the sunset and the ocean from the balcony. When we were feeling more social, we went down to the ocean seating, and there were always interesting people to talk to. The condo is wonderful, with everything you could possibly need. It's comfortable and furnished in the most cheerful colors. Susie and Ellis were great about sending us necessary information, and they also have a notebook with helpful hints and suggestions that made our stay even more enjoyable. We have done lots of snorkeling, and the best beach is only 2 1/2 miles south of us. If you go snorkeling early (before 9) you'll see more fish there than anywhere else on the island. We can't imagine having had a better vacation in paradise. Thank you, Susie and Ellis!
- Guest FreddieT (Port Angeles)
- Date of stay 01/02/13
- Review Submitted 01/11/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.
Great place to stay in the kona-kailua area. Wonderful decorating with many Hawaiian accents- even a library of Hawaiian music. Good views of the pool area and ocean. Well appointed with washer and drier and every kitchen gadget that you would need. Close proximity to town and easy access to highways. We used it as a home base for travels on the west side of the island.I would definitely recommend this unit for a stay in the Kona area.
- Guest Mgb (Salem, oregon)
- Date of stay 12/24/12
- Review Submitted 01/09/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks for the kind words Michael. We work very hard to make sure that our condo is furnished and maintained for your enjoyment. I rent condos too and I have never found one as well equipped as ours. And our location is fabulous! Great ocean view, easy walk to town, and access to anywhere. Our reasonable rates plus what you get in return make us hard to beat. Hope you come back and see us again.
Tom & Susan vacation at Kona Makai
Tom & Susan vacation at Kona Makai
We just wanted to thank Ellis and Susie for a fabulous stay at their condo. We found everything just as Ellis told us we would. They are a wonderfull couple to do business with. The condo is really charming and well appointed everything we needed was available for us, including some very thoughtfull touches that added to our comfort, the furnishing is lovely and comfortable and the bed was like sleeping on a cloud. I could not have asked for a more comfortable and welcoming location at a very reasonable price. Having coffee in the morning or wine in the evening on the lani, listening to the waves and enjoying a slight breeze is very soothing. I am sure anyone who is lucky enough to rent this condo will never regret their stay. Thanks again to Ellis & Susie Sincerely Tom & Susan
- Guest Susan (Kamloops, B.C.)
- Date of stay 11/23/12
- Review Submitted 12/18/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks Tom. Our little piece of paradise has a great view, excellent location, and is hard to beat isn't it. PLus you can watch the sunsets while you eat on the lanai without even having to move. Please come back and see us.
Loved the condoGuest comment entered by owner
Loved the condo
Hello Ellis, Thank you so much for the use of your wonderful condo! We have never had such a cool one. We did not have to use the air conditioning once. We had a wonderful time and our granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it. Larry and I were wondering if you would keep our deposit and put it towards next year? We are hoping to stay for 3 weeks if you happen to have the dates available. We would let you know of any changes far in advance. I am attaching a pic. of Addison relaxing on the lanai. Ellis, thanks again for sharing your beautiful condo!
- Guest Larry and Randi
- Date of stay 11/15/12
- Review Submitted 11/18/12
Love Kona MakaiGuest comment entered by owner
Love Kona Makai
Hi Ellis, We just got home and saw your email. We enjoyed your condo and our time in Hawaii. The condo is so nice and so much more beautiful than the photos show. Thank you for sharing it!
- Guest Julie and Brian
- Date of stay 03/21/12
- Review Submitted 04/02/12
RetirementGuest comment entered by owner
**2/8/2008 Hi Ellis and Susie This is Cecil's wife, Alice. We are back home in the cold and rain and have time to reflect and catch up on our contacts. I too wish to thank you for the use of your home in Hawaii! We were the envy of the neighbors when they heard we were staying in your unit. We found it very well stocked and user friendly. I especially got a tickle out of the cat theme through out. We are animal lovers and took to feeding the feral cats wherever we went on the island ( you ha
- Guest Cecil and Alice
- Date of stay 02/08/08
- Review Submitted 03/19/12
Apr 01-Dec 01 ........... $105/night. Dec 01-March 30 ........... $115/night. Dec 15-Jan 01 ........... $125/night. Ironman Triathlon Week ...$125/night. 5 night minimum stay
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Susie and I live in TX when not at Kona Makai. We manage our condo personally so you are not dealing with a rental agent. We have fantastic customers and most of them have rented from us multiple times.
Why the Owner Chose Kona Makai:
We fell in love with Kona Makai the moment we saw the beautiful grounds. The view we have from our lanai, and the peace and quiet of Kona Makai are simply unbeatable.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We love having our morning coffee on the lanai and watching the Spinnner Dolphins put on a show for us. During the afternoon we see the colorful parasails and the tour boats, many who snorkel right off shore from Kona Makai, and we do all of that without having to move an inch. At night, we cook on the gas grills down by the shoreline and then watch the sunset while dining on our lanai. Kona Makai has exclusive beauty everywhere you look; it just cannot be topped, and the rental price is extremely reasonable.
- Primary: (800) 357-5263
- Secondary: (972) 985-0664(Texas, USA)
- Fax: +1 972 612-5830
Sunset from our Lanai
Living Area 2
Spacious Kitchen, lots of storage.
Drop off area
Living area 1
New Front loaders
Mauna Ulu Crater
Too beautiful to leave!
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