Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
This is a family owned and operated condo. We live in California but have family located in Kona. We try to get there as often as possible to enjoy the condo and update it as well.
Kathy purchased this Condo in 1993
Why Kathy chose Kailua-Kona
The perfect location just outside the Village of Kona. Walking distance to shops and restaurants yet quiet and relaxing.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A nice unit in a great location.
The Kona Reef property is well maintained and so is Cathy's unit. You are on the beach, within walking distance to restaurants, bars, ABC store and historical sites. We had perfect weather including a tropical rain storm we watched while having a cocktail on the Lanai. Since there is no lava flow, I am not sure the five hour round trip to the volcano was worth it.
We would certainly recommend staying in Cathy's unit.
Great time with wonderful ocean view and amazing sunsets!! Met alot of great people and close to town. Thanks Kathy.
I have to agree! It is a wonderful location with an easy walk to town if you want to pull yourself away from that beautiful ocean view and the people are great.
So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Well located and well equipped, Kathy was exceptional but no central air
Kona Reef is a resort designed and built with no air conditioning in mind, back in the 70's, built when the island and world were cooler and air conditioning was not required. During our stay June - July 2017 temperatures ranged from low 80's to mid 90's; but humidity was also very high which made it feel even hotter and muggier. To make matters worse, there is a small window unit on the balcony; but bedroom is left of entrance, farthest from AC. Worst of all, AC unit has a one hour timer before it cuts off. Therefore, during hottest times of day and specially, at night, you have to frequently get up to reset timer for another hour, which anyone can imagine the horrible quality of sleep you get with this setup. This very important detail should have been disclosed in the VRBO description of the property. I need to say that my first night there was one of the worst nights I have spent in many many years. I would not recommend this unit to anyone, unless they remove the timer and allow paying guests to run AC when needed.
Only a few of the condos at the Kona Reef have central AC and that has just recently been done. It is a very expensive update and as much as I would like to accommodate all of our guest I cannot always do so. There is a timer on the unit so that we don't have utility bills that are astronomical. Those who are extremely concerned about the AC have asked if we have central air and I let them know that we do not. Our unit is on the second level and I have a security door so you can open the slider in the living room and turn on the fans and always get a nice breeze coming through the condo. There are ceiling fans as well as free standing fans to help on those warm Hawaiian evenings.
This is the first time I have received a complaint about the air conditioning.
I wish I could do more but I am limited and have no way to control the weather.
I will add a note that we do not have central air for future guests.
I am happy that they found the condo well equipped and pleased with my efforts to help.
Perfect Condo, Perfect Location !
We just returned from a 3 Week Trip To The Islands. Our stay at Kona Reef was by far our favorite. The condo was perfect! The location, the view, the accommodations could not have been better. We loved having a washer/dryer in the condo. We spent a lot of time at "On the Rocks". We loved the happy hour prices and the beautiful sunsets. The sunsets were beautiful from the condo also. We also enjoyed Kona Brewing Co. The food was great there. The location was so convenient to restaurants, bars, shopping, etc. It was so nice falling asleep every night to the sound of crashing waves! We had a favorite condo on Oahu, but your lovely spot has taken over First Place. We hope to be back soon!
Kona reef amazing condo location
First of all the Owner Kathy so wonderful.she got back to me 1hour,
Great location. Walk to town, beach right next door, ocean view, the condo had everything we needed , the pool and barq was great, we meet some many nice people.we will come back again. Thanks again Kathy for making our trip wonderful!!!
Glenn and Tracey young
Long beach California
We loved our stay at Kona Reef. The condo itself was plenty of room for our family of four (2 small kids) and had everything we needed. We especially appreciate the beach and pool toys (boogie boards, snorkels, noodles, etc). My husband and I actually took the living room futon which was comfortable and allowed us to enjoy the sound of crashing waves as we went to sleep. The lanai was great for eating meals and relaxing. The swimming pool area was well-maintained and perfect depth for our young kids. We enjoyed watching the gorgeous Kona sunsets from the lawn outside the pool. The location is good, easy walk into town for restaurants and shopping.
Conveniently located within walking distance of many restaurants including Outback, Huggos and Bubba Gumps as well as the shopping village. Unit has excellent whitewater view and you can hear waves crash from the unit. Barbecues located by pool and spa.
Other Activities: para sailing