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Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona

Bedrooms 1
Space 695 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

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

The Kona Riviera Villas is twenty minutes south of Kona Int'l Airport and is an easy 1.5 walking distance south of downtown Kona. Your condo is just a short distance from Magic Sands Beach a local body surfing favorite and Kahalu’u Beach Park known for sea turtle viewing and some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Recently remodeled, this one bedroom-one bath condo is Absolute Ocean Front! A quiet complex... all you hear is waves that lull you to sleep! A full sized washer and dryer inside unit for your convenience too. If you like to watch the surf and hear it at its best, this is the place. Unit #102 is the most private unit at Kona Riviera.

3 Night Minimum Stay-10 during Ironman & Christmas Season.

This is a non-smoking unit with a secured entry gate as you enter this small 12 unit complex.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Cris White
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Why Cris White chose Kailua-Kona

Kona Riviera Villa #102 is the most private unit in the complex. Downstairs and direct oceanfront, not just oceanview from upstairs toward the middle of the complex. You will hear the sounds of the ocean not just see them from a distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time in Kona Riviera Unit #102. The most important attribution of this unit is its proximity to the water. It is literally right on the surf. The lanai is where you want to be - we watched whales, dolphins, turtles, eels, surfers, sailboats, fishing and excursion boats and various birds - all from the comfort of the lanai. The location was great - handy to town - a half-hour walk to nice restaurants. Three miles in the opposite direction provided great snorkeling.

To make the unit even better, we'd suggest some shelving in the bath and bedroom. While we were there, new landscaping improvements were made and a new fence was installed. Even with these activities, we enjoyed the private, quiet setting (quiet, except for the wonderful sound of the surf).

Having spent two weeks, we would definitely recommend the unit for any visitors who enjoy the water, wildlife and views in a relatively quiet and private setting. Just remember space is limited - more than two occupants is a little tight - and we wouldn't recommend it for more than a family (or very close friends) of more than a total of four. We plan to return!
Jan 2012
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 695 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Our Sofa turns into a bed to sleep 2 more people if needed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona
average rating of 4.604651 based on 44 reviews

Great location! Clean, comfortable, included everything we needed. Did I mention great location?

  • 5 of 5

I would come back to this rental every time I visited Hawaii. Super convenient location in and out of Kona destinations. The condo is right on the water, so you can hear waves coming in and out all the time. The bed was really comfortable. I slept as well as I normally do at home. Kitchen had everything you need, although we did most of our eating out. At night after a long day seeing sites, it truly felt like coming home. Loved every minute being here and on the big island.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just a stone's throw to the water

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here for 12 days. The unit is right on the beach. I don't think you could stay any closer to the water. I like lots of light and a bright feeling inside. This unit has that. The kitchen is stocked adequately unless you are a gourmet cook. The location is nice with a 1.5 mile walk to Kona restaurants. The unit is very clean, enjoyable, and relaxing.

The Villas consists of 12 units, a nice and small complex. I hardly ran into anyone. It feels pretty private. I would have given this 5 stars if there had been air conditioning in the bedroom. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Any closer and you will be IN the ocean!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Kona Riviera Villa. This is our second time staying at this small complex and we simply LOVE it. The unit was actually hanging over the water and we had 4-7 eels come up nightly on the rocks for dinner---so fun! The people we met at the villa will be lifelong friends. Everyone is so friendly. After a day at the beach its nice to come back to a beautiful place, hang by the pool and hear what everyone else did that day. One we cant sleep at home because we miss the sound of the waves!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Direct Oceanfront Corner Condo on Kona Coast

  • 5 of 5

This is a corner unit, not an inside unit. You approach the unit walking among tropical flowers. The unit is located on the southern side of the complex, so no pool noise, only sounds of the waves and birds.

The ocean beckons you to the front lanai. Corner unit allows for cross breezes. Great escape spot- tour the island, come home to paradise.

Updated kitchen and bath made this an easy stay. Whales, dolphins, fish and turtles play just off the shore. Pool has everything you need just steps away.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A delightful reminder of how much we love Kona Riviera Villas!

  • 5 of 5

We had not been back to the big island for 20 years, and this stay was like coming home. It was everything we remembered - small, quiet, low-key, beautiful, restful. My in-laws owned Unit #101 for years, so that was our Kona retreat. Staying in #102, however, felt much more private and also gave the lush garden feeling all along the walk way and on the entire side of the condo. It was beautifully appointed and we enjoyed cooking in, barbecuing, and eating our meals on the lanai. From coffee in the morning, to a nightcap watching the sunset and the ocean waves right below us, it was heaven. Thank you Cris! We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waves Crashing Just Out Your Door.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in #102. It is on the bottom floor so the ocean spray is close enough to cool you as you sit on the lanai. The unit is compact, perfect for two. Any more would be crowded. The furnishings were comfortable and attractive, however,the vertical blinds need to be repaired or replaced. The lack of air conditioning wasn't a problem for us. With the doors and windows open and the ceiling fans going we were very comfortable in mid eighty temps. The only thing I suggest is to have a few more trash bags available. We were given 2 extra, and that wasn't nearly enough for 8 days. We had to buy more. We would love to stay in this unit again. It is in a wonderful location on Ali'i Drive 1 mile from town. It is very quiet.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Keahole Airport
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
White Sands Beach Park
Car: recommended

Our condo is just 1.5 miles from town & about 1.5 miles from White Sands beach.

Golf: There are 20 magnificent Golf Courses to choose from on The Big Island. Including Hualalai Golf Club, Kona Country Club (just 9 minutes away, 3.84 miles), Mauna Kea Golf Course, Waikoloa Resort Golf-Kings Course & More......


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Departure Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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