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Bedrooms 1
Space 566 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

We love it here at our condo at Kona Isle and think you will too. We are in an oceanfront complex on Alii Dr. and have great views of the ocean, pool, palm trees and flowers from our unit. We are located in Building B, away from the street and on the quieter side of our small complex. In 2010 we remodeled the kitchen and opened it up to the living room. We replaced the countertops, added a ceiling fan and new cabinet hardware. Now there is a breakfast bar to eat at and the Kona breeze can circulate so much better now. We also painted the living room, kitchen and hallway. We replaced the plastic white chairs on the lanai with teak ones. In 2011 we replaced the bathroom vanity top and faucet and added a new storage cabinet for toiletries. We also painted the bathroom and bedroom. In 2012 we painted the interior trim and doors, front door and lanai. We also bought a new large flat screen tv and a new a/c unit in November of 2014. All the flooring is either tile or Pergo wood--no spotted or dirty carpets! 2015 updates include a new futon cover and accent pillows and a new dishwasher. In Feb. 2017 we replaced the kitchen stove with a new glass top range, replaced the microwave and added colorful seat cushions to the lanai chairs. We also added a mattress topper for those of you who like a softer bed. It is removable if you prefer a firmer sleep.

We have lots of open green space and beautiful landscaping here at Kona Isle. Everything is situated on or near the beach. There are grills and picnic tables for enjoying meals and we provide picnic baskets and trays to take your food down. You can snooze or read in the shade under the palm trees or lounge in the chairs and get a tan in the Kona sun. Watch for the famous green flash that comes at the end of our beautiful sunsets. Our newly re-tiled pool is solar heated and the pool shower has been updated with new tile, too. Next door is a saltwater pool that is fun when the surf is high. Our lanai is a great place to read, play cards or just catch the ocean breeze. We spot whales and spinner dolphins from our lanai in the winter months.

You can walk to craft and farmer's markets from our condo or ride the Hele-On bus or Keauhou Shuttle into Kona town or Keauhou for more shopping. There is a convenience/liquor store just a quick walk north on Alii. Snorkeling and deep sea fishing are spectacular here. Use our beach equipment, boogie board, towels and cooler for fun in the sun up and down the coast. And, of course, the volcano is a must see!

Hawaii is a fun, spiritual, beautiful island and our condo is located conveniently for you to see it all. When you make a reservation we can help you find the best deals on rental cars, the freshest produce, the most flavorful Kona coffee and beaches where you can spot turtles and not many tourists. Rest assured that you will have a clean, fun place here to call home while you explore the island. We replace the linens, towels and pillows frequently for your comfort and our housekeeper lives nearby if anything needs attention.

Thanks for viewing. We'll provide our annually updated guides to our favorite beaches, restaurants and fun spots to visit with every reservation. Give us a call or email us for more information.

If you find you need a larger condo please check out our other listing on VRBO#850396. It is at Alii Villas and is 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for up to 4 people. This is just up the street and is direct oceanfront. If by chance the Kona Isle condo is booked, email me and I'll quote you a discounted price on the 2 bedroom unit.

Mahalo. Janet and Fred

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More Details

Member since: 2009
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Janet

Aloha. We have been coming to Hawaii for over 20 years and the moment we landed in Kona I felt like I was 'Home'. The island has that effect on people. Fred and I have been in the building/remodeling business and most recently worked as home inspectors for 12 years. We stay in our unit every year so we keep it in shape, updated and fresh.

Janet purchased this condo in 2000

Why Janet chose Kailua-Kona

We stayed at many different condominium complexes while vacationing in Hawaii, but none of them are as welcoming, green and relaxing as Kona Isle. One of the nicest things about being here is that it is a small condo complex so there are always chairs available at the pool and beach. The condos and pool are arranged to view the ocean, not a parking lot or the street as some other complexes are. Our on-site condo manager, Brian, is very helpful and friendly and takes pride in making sure Kona Isle is a great place to stay. So, in 2000 we bought our unit and have been sharing it with family and friends ever since. Hawaii has so many unique features and places to enjoy that you will want to return again and again as we do.

What makes this condo unique

As owners and guests ourselves, we try to anticipate your needs, so we have spices in the cabinet for you, extra light bulbs, shampoos and soaps, kleenex, laundry soap and plenty of cooking utensils, etc. If you find anything is not up to your standards we ask you to call or email us immediately and we will take care of it. We ask you to care for our condo in the spirit of Aloha and enjoy your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say we had a great time in Kona last week. Thanks for renting your condo to us. It was especially nice to have beach supplies to use. We really appreciated those. My daughter loved the pool and is a big fan of the ocean! (her first time in the ocean). Mahalo, Jennie.
Oct 2013
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 566 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • 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 -
  • Tub and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) Very comfortable with new comforter, shams and sheets. New pillow top in Feb. 2017. Futons (1) Very comfortable futon sleeps 1. Guests have commented on how great they sleep on it.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, sunshade umbrellas that attach to beach chairs, cooler, tatami mats, beach/pool towels, snorkel equipment, adult boogie board, guide books, cookbooks. We leave extra shampoo, soaps, spices, and a hairdryer for guest use. Just look in the cabinets if you need something!


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average rating of 4.7704916 based on 62 reviews

Beautiful and serene

  • 5 of 5

The property was very comfortable, clean, well located and suited our purpose. Great value for money. Super comfortable bed. Would definitely re-book if I get the opportunity. Thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Carmela, for the 5 star review and we do hope you can stay with us again. We try to provide a clean and comfortable place that is a good value for Hawaii and we appreciate you agreeing that we do. Mahalo and Aloha til next time. Janet
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Clean, serene property and great location!

  • 4 of 5

This condo has all the comforts of home with a great location on Ali’i Drive. The grounds are serene - you can enjoy the sunset and barbecue a piece of ahi watching waves crashing feet away. Nice!

Our only suggestions: replace the diverter to ensure full “shower power” (avoiding scum in the tub); find an energy-efficient air conditioner to cool all living areas. Otherwise, this good property is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Bonnie. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We will check the tub/shower diverter when we are in Kona next month and see what the problem is. And, regarding air conditioning, window units are notoriously not energy efficient and ours is newer and the most efficient we could buy. We hope the fans can get the ac to the back bedroom, but sometimes that just doesn't work well in the island heat and humidity. I am glad you thought the condo was comfortable, though, and that the location and grounds afforded you a serene and great place to explore Kona. Thanks for highly recommending us. Mahalo and Aloha, Janet
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Clean & Comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

This is our second time staying here. We'll definitely make the same choice next time!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Daisy, we love our repeat guests and thank you for staying in our condo for the second year in a row. Glad you found it clean and comfortable. Mahalo and Aloha.
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A convenient and comfortable place

  • 5 of 5

This was a very convenient location and a great place to stay with one caveat: when we arrived the floors were not clean and we noticed hair in the bathtub. I called and left a message with the owner and messaged the housekeeper as well. I did not hear from them until the next day so my husband and I cleaned it up as well as rewashed the sheets. (The bed was made but I did not know if the sheets were washed.) I understand that the owners have no idea if housekeeping are doing their tasks completely as they live off site. Thus, I'm still going to give this condo 5 stars. We were appreciative of the air conditioning, the comfortable bed and the washer and dryer in the unit.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Maria, for the review. I appreciate the 5 stars even though you found the condo less clean than it should have been. It is rare that I receive a complaint on the cleanliness so I am thankful that you let me know that this happened. I have contacted the housekeeper and will continue to monitor the situation by checking in more frequently. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and found many good things about the condo and its location. Best wishes and Aloha. Janet
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A Very Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Kona Isle was a really good location for our stay on the Big Island. The complex is medium-sized, so we didn't have to share the pool with hundreds of people. Its location was also nice, as it was near amenities like shopping and restaurants, but it was away from the hustle of the downtown Kailua-Kona area.

The unit was clean and well-kept, and had all the little extras that we needed (beach towels and chairs, dishes, etc.). Janet checked in on us a couple of times to make sure that everything was going okay. It was very hot while we were there, and we were very thankful for the air conditioning in the unit.

The property has great landscaping, and a clean swimming pool. It was just a short walk to the swimming pool, or to enjoy sitting under the coconut trees by the beach to watch sunsets.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marc, so glad you all enjoyed the condo, the location and the complex itself. Thanks for the great review. We do try to check in with guests and ask if things are as they expected or if anything needs attention. We keep on top of things that way so current and future quests can have a relaxing and worry-free stay. Come back again. Mahalo and Aloha. Janet
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Location, location, location. ...says it all!

  • 4 of 5

Very nicely located condo with ocean views. Couldn't have been better! Enjoyed the condo with the views, flowers, geckos, and birds. You own reserved, off the street parking was nice also! Only thing we thought could have been improved was the uncomfortable living room furniture and needing a list of the TV stations and instructions for the old VHS /DVR player. Other than that....perfection!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Dale, for writing a review and pointing out the need for tv station guide and vcr instructions. Kona Isle is in the middle of changing cable providers so when that is settled I will for sure get a channel guide. I am sorry you found the living room furniture to be uncomfortable. We have always thought the recliner and futon were very comfortable, but everyone is different. Glad you found the rest of the complex and location wonderful. Hope you can visit again. Mahalo and Aloha Janet
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Don's Mai Tai
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lots of options within 1 mile
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Volcano watching, Scuba diving, Manta ray viewing, Whale watching, Snuba, Coffee farm tours and tastings, On-site book lending library, Saltwater pool next door that is fun if the waves are high, ziplines, royal palace tours, historical museums, pickleball and tennis.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Hawaii tax id is TA-151-640-0640-01 and GE-151-640-0640-01.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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