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2017 Fall Special, $150 per night! OCEANFRONT Condo at Kona Reef, Top Rated

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Kona Reef, beautifully REMODELED, one-bedroom, direct oceanfront condominium, on world-famous Alii Drive. Our condo is 23 feet from the ocean and offers spectacular sunsets. Watch the surfers and the dolphins from the lanai.

This immaculate, recently upgraded condo has every thing you will need for a great vacation. It has all the comforts of home. Queen-size bed (and premium mattress), granite counter-tops, plenty of room for storage, in suite laundry, free long distance calls to Canada & anywhere in the US.

Wireless DSL

Our condo, D-16, is highly rated by previous guests, we are responsible owners who take our guest's comfort and satisfaction seriously.

Everything is happening right in front of you here. This is one of the best surfing spots on the island, the break is just in front of the condo. Dolphins, turtles, ships, birds, and when you prefer to read a book and just relax, this is also the most tranquil place to be. Relax and listen to the ocean waves, and enjoy perfect weather and beautiful sunsets.

Kona has some of the world's best, golf, fishing, diving, snorkeling and beaches. You can run, bike or hike for miles, or just sit back, watch the Pacific Ocean and ........

April 2017 remodel:

12 x 24 tile - living room, kitchen, hall

lanai furniture

lanai rug

rattan chair cushions & fabric

large area rug LR

floor lamp LR

sconce LR

drapes LR

air conditioner LR



utensils, pans, hot pads, etc.

shower caddy BR

shower liner & back stock BR

fabric shower curtain BR

wall to wall mirror BR

end table lamps bedroom

pillows – sleeping

ironing board

painted kitchen and other areas

LED bulbs throughout

Last 6 months:

flat screen bedroom

quilt, shams


mattress pads

front load washer (only lasted 2 years)

faucet – kitchen

kitchen towels

coffee maker


Keywords: Oceanfront Condominium

More Details

Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Stephanie

We have been visiting Hawaii for over 43 years. Stephanie lived on the Big Island for several years during the 60s. We have owned and operated hospitality properties for 22 of those. We are responsive and responsible to our guests. We are very knowledgeable about what to do, where to eat, and out of the way places to hike, beach and explore.

Stephanie purchased this condo in 2003

Why Stephanie chose Kailua-Kona

Kona Reef Resort is THE oceanfront complex. It is just a short stroll to the downtown area. The oceanfront and adjacent beach offer many opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling , surfing, visiting tide pools, spotting turtles and watching sunsets. From the lanai, you can spot dolphins, whales in season, cruise ships, paddlers and surfers. If that doesn't keep you busy, nearby Kona Village has many restaurants, shops a popular farmers' market, and art galleries.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Hair dryer Towels Amenities Wall to wall mirror Iron and ironing board
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Flat screen TV Ceiling fan
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
2 Ceiling Fans, with tropical decor.


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2017 Fall Special, $150 per night! OCEANFRONT Condo at Kona Reef, Top Rated
average rating of 4.86 based on 50 reviews

Love the condo and the location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed during the period of Ironman 2017. Perfect location of the condo; Enough out of town to be quieter, yet you can walk to downtown and restaurants easily.

Condo was cleaned and well furnished, love LOVE the view on the ocean and the constant sound of the waves hitting the shore.

Only negative was that the internet was sketchy, on the verge of being unusable at times. We stayed in other condos before in the same building without issues and my parents were there during the same period and their internet was fast.

Other than that, this was an awesome stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thierry, Thank you for writing a review of your stay in our condo. We were unaware that there was an internet problem. Many of our guests work remotely when in Kona. Therefore we have notified all guests to monitor their connection and speed so that we can remedy any problems that might occur. The WiFi is through Hawaii Tel and I just spoke with a couple of owners who said that that rebooting their modem seems to reset everthing. It's nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our condo and hope you will return again sometime. Mahalo, Stephanie
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Hawaiian Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Paradise. The best vacation ever. Can’t wait to come back. The property was beautiful and the condo had everything we needed. Thank you Jack and Stephanie

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kathleen, Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay at our home in Kona. We agree, paradise for sure. We look forward to hosting you again sometime. And thank you for taking such good care of our condo while you were there. Have a lovely Thanksgiving! Mahalo, Stephanie
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Wonderful condo right on the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to Stephanie and Jack's unit at Kona Reef - we loved it just as much as the 1st time - and have already booked our 3rd visit to this unit! The condo has everything you need for a relaxed vacation. Beautiful view from the lanai - great for morning coffee and evening sunsets. Also, Kona Reef is just a short walk into downtown - with plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from - which makes it nice when you don't feel like cooking :) We love the Big Island, Kona Reef, and this unit...perfect trifecta!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Colleen, It was so nice to read your review and know that you love staying in our condo. We appreciate our repeat guests and the fact that they enjoy our condo as much as we do. Thank you again and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mahalo, Stephanie
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Lebanon Or


  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Big Island!! After visiting & staying with family for a few days we wanted to have some time to ourselves. We knew we wanted to be close to Kona and after looking at so many places we decide this was the place for us, and we are so HAPPY that we chose Stephanie's condo it was perfect for the two of us it had all that we needed. We had no problems what so ever during our stay, it was great to wake up in the morning drinking our coffee out on the lanai listening to the surf, watching the surfers and just relaxing and enjoying the view. The location was perfect we walked into town many times throughout the day. The pool area was very nice not over crowded & we always had a spot. Also the lanai was a perfect spot to watch the "Sunset" we had a front row seat! ....One thing we did notice is when we had to use the air conditioner (and I'm glad that there was one) that it was some what loud while setting out on the lanai & it was hard to hear the TV when we were watching it , but that being said this was not a deal breaker for us. We will definitely look into availability on this condo again on our next trip, it was just "Perfect" ..... Thank You Stephanie!!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shelly, Thank you for your lovely review. We sure enjoy our place in Kona and hope to have more time to be there soon. There's nothing like being ocean front! Please come back and visit again! Have a great summer. Stephanie
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Brooklyn Park, MN

Great location and view

  • 4 of 5

The condo was nicely furnished, well stocked with pots and pans, and clean. The ocean view from the lanai was fantastic. Off-street parking was also a very nice feature in this popular locale. Within walking distance to restaurants and shops. One problem: the washing machine was broken during our 5-day stay and there were no laundry facilities elsewhere in the resort. Would have given 5 stars if not for this. Be aware that bedroom can be noisy at night due to its proximity to exterior stairs and walkway, but earplugs alleviated that easily. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks J.Q., We replaced the washer on December 29th. Unfortunately, when Lowe's and Home Depot can't deliver fast enough it causes problems. Pllusbeing so close to the ocean our appliances, as well as almost anything else made of steel or iron, does not last long. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Stephanie
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The location of the condo is very nice, beautiful view from the lanai and close to restaurants and shops.

The pool area is nice too.

The condo is nice but we missed airo in the bedroom, it was hot. Also we found a stain n the bedsheet and the carpet in the bedroom was't very clean.

The kitchen looks good but we haven't used it at all.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We just did a thorough update on the entire condo. All new bed linens, new stove. lamps, all new tile from the living-room to the bedroom.
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Hulihee Palace
Lava Tube Cave
Akaka Falls State Park
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
KOA - Keahole airport.
Nearest Golf
4.6 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cc fee $40
Cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

We accept 1, 2, or 3 night bookings if they are openings between other reservations.

**IRONMAN: Select a minimum of ten nights during the race in October at a rate of $195 per night plus cleaning fee, and tax. Additional nights are $150 per night.

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days prior arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund