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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
We stayed at Kona Reef many times in the 80's. Returning after this long, we were surprised to find it much the same (in a good way). Being 25 years older, we tended to notice the fact that the elevators stop BETWEEN the floors, which was really only an issue on the first and last days (luggage) and following our first Costco run. A silly design quirk, but not really a big problem (yet). Unit D33 had obviously been redecorated and was nicely equipped, including a lot of useful beach equipment in the deck box. The glassware was kind of "eclectic" so we bought four matching cocktail glasses and four matching wine glasses, which we cheerfully donated for future guests. Our only real issue was the cost which, once we started researching accommodations for our next visit, we found to be definitely at the high end. Obviously, we expected to pay a premium for a great oceanfront setting, but when you stay for 6 weeks, that "daily rate" adds up. We've opted to reserve elsewhere next time just because of the expense, not because there was anything wrong with Kona Reef or our unit. We decided to give up the oceanfront to get a much larger unit at half the cost. We must mention the OUTSTANDING service we got from Kona Coast Vacations. We had two "equipment malfunctions," an internet modem that quit working and a DVD player that had obviously seen better days and wouldn't play anything. In both cases, Kona Coast sent someone out immediately, both times on weekends. It took a couple of days to get a new modem from the cable company, but they brought out a brand-new Blue-Ray player within hours of our call. THAT is great customer service! For those staying 2 weeks or less, or those with unlimited funds, Kona Reef is a great choice. If you are staying longer, you might want to consider looking for units on the mauka side of Alii Drive that rent by the month."
Guest: Charles L.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 27, 2015
"This is a great location for accessing Kona and beaches both north and south of Kona. Amenities included a king size bed (great!) and air conditioning (appreciated!). It was an easy place to stay, and the pool and bbq was great to use too with great views. The complex is not a new complex so it does look a little dated, and some repairs were being made on the unit next door but it was not disruptive. (The ocean air is a hard environment to keep things looking new.) Seeing the ocean from the unit was a plus though and we watched some amazing surfing out front when the surf advisory was out! We'd go back!"
Guest: Marti M.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 12, 2015
"We have stayed at the Kona Reef 4 times always renting an ocean front condo each time. I consider the Kona Reef a three Star Condo Resort with a five Star view.This condo is a five star condo with a 5 plus star view. It is a very modern one and equipped with everything you need. The condo was ready when we arrived and was very clean. There are lots of extra bed sheets, towels, beach towels. dishes (whatever you need is there). We did not have to call the Property Managers for anything.
We have been to Kona 8 times now and once we stayed at the Kona Reef we decided this was the resort for us. It is walking distance to town, great security, free parking and we can view the ocean from the lanai. We saw whales and dolphins from the lanai every day. The BBQ's, pool and grounds are very well looked after by Kona Reef.
Favourite Activity: Night snorkeling with the Manta Rays.
Favourite Beach: Hapuna
Best snorkeling beach: Kahalu'u State Park
Best draft beer: Restaurant at the harbour.
A special thanks to Jan for sharing her Condo with us. We will be back."
Guest: Diane and GeoffDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 17, 2015
"We could not have found a better place! We read the reviews.... And they are true. The condo is in the best location in the complex, and the views are to die for. We spend many hours a day out on the lanai watching the waves, sunset, surfers.... It really is paradise! Helen has made sure everything you might need is already there and waiting for you. Helen even called us the second or third day to make sure we had everything we needed, how thoughtful. The condo itself is wonderful, and sure beats a hotel room! It was clean and well equipped. No complaints here thank you Helen for helping make our trip memorable! And thanks for all the tips! BTW... I love how you have everything labeled where you need it, when you need it. Mahalo!"
Guest: Nancy Z.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 19, 2015