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Surfers & Sunsets-Kona Reef Ocean Front Unit

Bedrooms 1
Space 611 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Watch the Surfers from Your Lanai - Kona Reef Ocean Front Unit

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Light and Airy with direct Ocean Views from the Lanai, Living and Kitchen areas. Large Ocean Front 611 square foot condo with a full 128 square foot Lanai.

This fully equipped Ocean Front 3rd floor condo is located in the low-rise popular Kona Reef complex. Just steps to the Ocean and the white sand beach park next door. It has a short 3 minute walk to shops, open markets and restaurants in the picturesque town of Kailua-Kona. There is free parking for renters (both open or covered), elevators, air conditioning and secured DSL internet access (WIFI).

The Kona Reef complex offers an Oceanfront Salt Water Pool, Jacuzzi / Hot Tub, Gas Grills and Pool Side Dining area.

Our Condo will be closed from August 17 - September 17, 2018 for Remodeling. Pictures for stays after that time period, are representative of the unit until we are able to take and update the various website pictures.

Please note we have a 5 night minimum rental requirement. (4 Night Min during Summer Season / 10 night minimum for the annual Ironman Competition dates / Other exceptions based on available calendar openings)

Keywords: Condominium

Ocean Front

Vacation Home

More Details

Bruce Ahrendt
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Bruce Ahrendt

Bruce & Karrie Ahrendt..

Currently living in Bellingham, WA. Bruce retired from the BLM-Salem District and Karrie from the State of Oregon. We're both very involved with activities at church and in Volunteering for different organizations.

Karrie is originally from Mililani, Hi on the island of Oahu. After 30+ years she's slowly making her way back to Hawaii.

Bruce Ahrendt purchased this condo in 2009

Why Bruce Ahrendt chose Kailua-Kona

We chose the Big Island for it's more relaxed/laid back atmosphere, not to mention the many activities available on the Big Island.

Kona Reef Condos was the logical choice for a vacation rental location. Easy access to the entire Big Island as well as easy walking distance to downtown Kailua, Kona (it's shops, restaurants and Farmer's Market), as well as the beaches and other activities along Alii Drive.

What makes this condo unique

Kona Reef complex comes with a well maintained Jacuzzi and salt water swimming pool, gas grills and a central outdoor dining area with free wifi.

Our unit is located right on the ocean front. The lanai lets you enjoy relaxing or eating while watching the surfers, sea turtles, whales and spinner dolphins or possibly just a front row seat for the Hawaiian sunset.

We try and make our place feel a bit more like a home than just someplace you would rent to stay in. We provide those little extras like snorkle gear, a cooler, beach chairs, beach umbrella, sunscreen, boogie boards, even a pair of binoculars to get a better view of the ships as they sail past. For those needing internet access we have a private, secured wifi router for use inside our unit or on the lanai.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 611 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Valuables Security Safe, Snorkel Gear, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Binoculars, Hair Dryer


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Surfers & Sunsets-Kona Reef Ocean Front Unit
average rating of 4.901961 based on 51 reviews

Awesome location right by breaking surf!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean condo right on the beach. Walking distance to Kona and beautiful views from balcony. Well taken care of. Nice pool on the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Great location and Great view!

  • 5 of 5

The location is within walking distance to the main waterfront (shopping, food, and activities). The view from the Condo is great. Every morning sitting on the lanai watching the Surfers and listening to the Ocean was perfect. If you want to see the sunset, being on the lanai is also perfect.

There were plenty of beach items for use at the beach. Past Guests have left many suggestions on things to do in the area.

The Condo is very well outfitted for any household items that you may need. While it does have air conditioning, the breeze from the Ocean was plenty adequate. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Amazing view, great location, well equipped condo

  • 5 of 5

Well supplied kitchen. We enjoyed making delicious salads from Hilo Farmers Market produce and grilling out steaks.

Everything needed for a fun day at the beach was provided, towels, chairs, umbrella, snorkel equipment.

It was nice to relax in the hot tub after a full day.

B&K provided all the information from parking, directions to unit, obtaining key, to use of condo that made checking in a breeze.

I would definitely stay here again. Very well supplied unit. Great location for exploring the island. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Second stay in this condo, great again. So well stocked with everything that you could need, right down to a cooler for day trips. Location can’t be beat, walk into town and to the farmers market for produce. Watch dolphins daily for the lanai, as well as turtles that come in to eat and then sun themselves on the black lava below. Hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auckland, NZ

Location can't be beaten!

  • 4 of 5

The location of this apartment is incredible, the view is spectacular and the waves crashing on the shore is mesmerizing. There was always a surfer to watch directly out in front of the apartment, I just couldn't get enough!

Although the complex is older, it is well maintained by grounds staff and the pool and BBQ area is great. Even though we stayed at the busiest time of the year - Ironman, there were only ever a few people at the pool.

There was always plenty of space to park the rental car (even under cover) and so close to walk into Kona Marketplace to check out the shops and restaurants.

At the apartment there is plenty of snorkelling gear, boogie boards etc for your beach trip and table and chairs on the lanai. Inside the apartment it is dated, but clean and tidy. One suggestion would be to replace some of the mirrors with nice local art, and no doubt a major renovation will be undertaken in due course.

I would recommend this apartment to couples. You will be extremely happy with the location of this oceanfront apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kona Reef Jewel

  • 5 of 5

Our nine night stay (June 2017) at B&K's condo definitely exceeded our expectations. We found the unit very clean, stocked with essentials, ideally located and everything in working order. I would advise checking in before heading for Costco for food and supplies as this unit is well stocked with supplies as well as some food items left by previous tenants. Downtown is only a short walk (downtown parking is very limited) to a large variety of restaurants as well as shops. I've stayed at Kona before and having to park downtown is a nightmare! The view from the lanai is fantastic and the green sea turtles, spinner dolphins and boogie boarders show up daily. The unit is well thought out and has snorkel gear, boogie boards, reef shoes, binoculars, books and very comfortable furniture. I've told our friends about the condo and will stay there again when we return. B&K have thought of everything!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Car: recommended

One of the best snorkeling beaches on the island is only a few miles south of Kona Reef. KaHalu’u Beach Park lets you get up close and personal with the Green Sea Turtles (protected don’t touch) and a large variety of tropical fish.

Some of our favorite places to go are:

• Kona Farmers' market - downtown Kona, Wed – Sun.

• Hilo Farmers' market - Wed., & Sat. only

• Akaka Falls near Hilo

• Waipio Valley (need 4 wheel drive if you actually go down into the valley – nice overlook for those like me that go for the view)

• Volcano National Park

• Hapuna Beach Park & many other beautiful beaches

• Several Kona Coffee Plantations, if you enjoy coffee

• Macademian nut farms

• Waikaloa Village shopping center

• South Point, the southernmost point in the US

• There are several historical sites on Alii Street alone

For eateries:

• Bite Me for fresh Seafood

• Costco, lots of local food items

• Kona Inn Restaurant

• Huggo's

• Volcano House

• Mrs. Barry's Kona Cookies

My favorite activity is to pick up some good steak or seafood, grill it on the gas grills located near the pool at Kona Reef and sit back and eat on the Lanai of our unit, relaxing and watching the waves, surfers, boats, dolphins and other marine life.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $99 + Tax

5 night minimum booking required unless otherwise noted.
Ironman Competition $2500 flat rate for 10 nights or less. Damage Deposit is $500 instead of the normal $200 when Competitor Bikes brought into unit.

• $200 Refundable Security/Damage Deposit due at time of Reservation. $99 Cleaning Fee.

• No Bikes in Unit (Exception Ironman Competitors with $500 Refundable Damage Deposit)
• Rental Rates are for 2. 3rd & 4th person at $10/night/person.
• Hawaii GET and Transient Lodging Tax @ 13.416% -- Hawaii Tax ID# GE-169-881-3952-01 TA-169-881-3952-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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