About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 nights
Condo, 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath penthouse with ocean view, sleeps 2
This property is quite lovely, with fabulous views of Kailua Bay, Kona Town, and Hualalai mountain. It is situated directly across the street from the ocean, with access to many nearby beaches and water activities. 7 stories above Kona Town, you can walk downstairs or take one of two convenient elevators to street level and find yourself in the center of some of the best dining, shopping and nightlife the Big Island has to offer.
The condo is 2 stories and features 2 private lanais, one off the dining area on the main floor, and a private rooftop sundeck on the top floor. Both have ocean views. During the famous Ironman competition, you can view portions of the run, swim and bike events from either lanai! There is common sun deck on our floor, and a swimming pool and BBQ lanai on the ground floor.
The master bedroom and bathroom are newly remodeled, they are on the Upper Sundeck level looking East out onto the lanai, where you will catch breathtaking sunrises. There is a big screen TV serving both the Master bedroom and adjoining sitting area. The guest bedroom is on the main level and features a jet-bath, granite counters, and marble floors. The half bath with shower is also on the main level, and houses the washer/dryer as well.
The kitchen has been remodeled with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a marble floor which opens into the dining/living area, and gives the chef a lovely penthouse view of Kona Town.
This condo is perfect for one couple, but can be suitable for 2 couples traveling together, please note the rate is $250 per night when there are 4 renters. It is not suitable for children, due to the steep open stairs, the open railings, and the high-end decor.
There is an electric keyboard for the musician, bring your own music!
This is the perfect rental for those of you who want to be right in the middle of all of Kona's activity, yet you can escape to the privacy of your penthouse in seconds! Truly a lovely choice.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
We are both artists and musicians, and live on the northern tip of the Island in the little town of Hawi.
Owner purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Owner chose Historic Kailua Village
Location! It is right in downtown Kona, across from the ocean and walking distance to everything you need. The Volcano, South Point, Kona Coast hotels and beaches, Parker Ranch in Waimea, Hawi up North and even Hilo are within a days driving distance from here. Costco is nearby, as well as theaters, galleries, churches, museums, coffee farms, and important historical sites.
What makes this Condo unique
We love being above it all, being able to look down on all the activity in the center of town, yet enjoy the privacy of our property and lanais. It takes 2 minutes to get downstairs and walk into the best shopping, dining and nightlife on the Island. The ocean is across the street, the farmers market is a block away, the Pier is a 5 minute walk away. There are boat rides, parasail rides, cultural sites, galleries and much more right at your fingertips.
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Potential but needs some issues taken care of.
The view was beautiful from both decks. The unit was spacious and had 3 bathrooms. Having bedrooms on separate floors was a plus. The kitchen area was beautiful and updated.
We did not like the way the apartment was stocked. We only had 4 rolls of toilet paper for two weeks making it necessary to buy toilet paper in the first week of our stay. We also had to go out and buy 3 bottles of soft soap as there was about an inch in each dispenser. We also had several roaches appear. one in the upstairs bedroom and several in the downstairs bathroom during the middle of the night. There were also several large stains on the living area rug. This gave the apartment a dingy look, even though it had recently been updated. The stairs going from the main floor to the upstairs were very steep and not appropriate for an elderly person. My husband is 76 and he was very concerned about a potential fall. The mattress upstairs had a ragged mattress cover that would constantly pull up while you were sleeping. This would cause the blankets to pull one way or the other. The frying pans in the kitchen were very old with the non-stick material missing. One lid was so old that the lid screw to the handle rusted off so the lid was not usuable.
Lastly, the screen door on the main floor scraped and pulled as you open them. They made a terrible sound. We kept them closed due to the roach problem but hated every minute of it. It would be good to WD40 them. The roaches were very bad at night down near the elevator on the first floor so we did not leave anything open for them to enter in. They were big suckers and scary looking.
Paradise in Kona
Perfect location for everything! The penthouse was absolutely beautiful! Felt like home that I didn't want to leave! Already looking forward to stay at this place again!!! Kristi was so helpful and always available for any questions that I had!
Great Kona location
Condo was clean, well appointed and has a great lanai to hang out on. Has a couple of coolers, some snorkeling gear, pool toys and beach toys. Great location to walk out the door to restaurants, shops and the open market. Kona was a good location to do a (long) day trip south to the volcanos or north to the beaches or Waimea. Could use some plastic cups to use at the pool. Note to friends/couples renting - there are no doors on the bedrooms. Upstairs is a loft which is quite private, but does have some open areas to the living room and the downstairs room has a room screen to use as a door. It worked just fine for the 4 of us, but just beware of that if you truly want private bedrooms. We enjoyed our stay.
This place was exactly what we were looking for and as advertised. Great location and walking distance for everything on our wish list. Great views from the top floor, plenty of room and clean. I would stay here again, without a doubt.
Beautiful Penthouse Condo with a View!
Penthouse Condo with a view of the ocean and city of Kailua-Kona from 2 different Lanai’s. Centrally located and close to all kinds of shops & restaurants. Condo is well equipped with all you need for your stay. Updated kitchen that includes a dishwasher and microwave. Unit has a washer & dryer. Living room Lanai has a nice bistro table with 4 chairs, upstairs Lanai off bedroom also has a table with umbrella and 4 chairs as well as a couple of lounge chairs. The upstairs master bedroom is very spacious, has an air conditioning unit as well as a ceiling fan and the queen bed is comfortable.
Clean unit nice to have air conditioning in upstairs bedroom and private balcony off upstairs bedroom with view of ocean
We have a keyboard in the condo for those of you who like to play music. We ski on the Big Island! One hour drive from Kona, November - April, most years.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
DUE TO VRBO'S WEBSITE DIFFICULTIES, I AM UNABLE TO NOTIFY YOU UNDER RATES THAT THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL GUEST CHARGE OF $50 PER GUEST PER NIGHT, OVER 2 GUESTS. THE CONDO IS SMALL AND WE PREFER TO RENT TO 2 GUESTS AT A TIME........MAHALO FOR UNDERSTANDING.