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A Piece of Paradise - Convenient Downtown Location - Kona Hi

Bedrooms 1
Space 756 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Murphy queen bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Kalanikai is a small complex with an 'old-Hawaii' feel. Located in the heart of downtown Kona, it provides conveniences not available in most condo complexes, yet in a lush Hawaiian setting. Our place is on the second floor.

Walk a block to the oldest church in the Hawaiian Islands, as well as along the sea wall, pier, and to restaurants, the farmer's market and other shopping. Walk to the Kona Inn Shopping Center and listen to Bosco the One Man band 7pm to 9pm Friday and Saturday nights. We are 4 miles from Cosco and near Walmart, Safeway, Longs, banks and the post office.

Our Kalanikai home has a full kitchen, with a breakfast bar. We have a large screened lanai that looks over the garden and resident Red Headed Cardinals. We have beach chairs, towels, coolers and some snorkel gear available. We have wireless internet. We also have a 42 inch HDTV in the living room, and an HDTV in the bedroom. There is a lovely pool and BBQ area available for dining and fun. We have a designated parking stall, just a few feet away from the stairs, assigned to our home.

Hawaii TAT No. W39339936

Keywords: Hawaiian,Rental,Vacation,Kona,Hawaii,Kalanikai,Kailua Kona


More Details

Bernice and Bruce
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

Why Bernice and Bruce chose Kona Coast

We love Kailua and the Big Island of Hawaii. We bought our second home in 2003. We rented it as a long term rental for several years. At this time in our lives we are spending time at our place and sharing it with other's is a way to 'have our cake and eat it too'. We hope you will love Hawaii as much as we do and make wonderful memories at Kalankai and on the Big Island.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 756 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 murphy bed , Queen size located in the living room
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
5 minute walk to Alii Drive and snorkeling,walk to restaurants, shops, library, farmer's market, and water front. Go carless for your stay or park your car in the dedicated stall. Lush, mature grounds of 'old Hawaii'. Salt water treated pool.


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A Piece of Paradise - Convenient Downtown Location - Kona Hi
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous

  • 4 of 5

The property was beautiful and its closeness in relationship to all major tourist attractions was phenomenal.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, nice and exotic

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained property, with all needed amenities, including laundry in the unit and pool right below. Excellent lanai (balcony) with insect net and luxurious tropical greens insuring privacy... For parties over 2, the Murphy bed is more than comfortable! Only 2 little minuses: a little hot, and noisy sometimes in the bedroom. Anything else was perfect! Highly recommend! Cannot beat this price!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient Downtown Location

  • 4 of 5

I was in Kona for work and the location of the Condominium was near my office. The unit was very comfortable and clean. The a/c cooled the living room and kitchen and there were fans for the bedroom and bathroom areas. The bed was very comfortable. The washer and dryer came in handy for my stay. Could have used a sunk in sink for the bathroom instead of the bowl sink and the door to the bathroom was in the way. I like that the unit was conveniently located near the pool. I had a problem with the shower head and Bruce was very responsive and got right on it and had it fixed by the time I got home. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week in Kona

  • 5 of 5

What a great location, everything was easily within walking distance if you wanted to walk! If we had not been with a group we probably could have skipped the car rental. Their home was very nice, there was everything you needed for home & the beach. The Murphy bed was a bonus, both beds were very comfortable. I recommend going through the bins under the TV on the first night. There is a ton of information and history for the Big Island...Definitely recommend their home, they were very responsive to all questions and concerns.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heart of Kona ( Bruce and Bernie too!)

  • 5 of 5

Great location, clean, quiet, and comfortable. A/C greatly appreciated. Lovely tropical setting. Several excellent guide books for the Big Island. Bruce and Bernie were outstanding owners! Great communication. They truly want you to have the best experience possible. No problems because they've thought of everything.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice way to stay in Kona

  • 5 of 5

I spent 5 days at this unit. The Kalanikai complex is very nice, and full of very nice people. While I was there I looked at a few units for sale, and Bruce and Bernice's place ranks up as a top unit. They do a nice job of providing a home away from home. The screened lanai is great for coffee or dinner. The bed is comfortable, and there is adequate storage for your things. The kitchen and bathroom are clean and fully functional. I recommend that you rifle through the cupboards before you shop. There are unopened non-perishables up there. It is an easy walk to Kona town from here, and you really are 3-5 minutes from town by foot. I rented a car, but only used it to go up to Hapuna Beach, and to get groceries. There are a number of cab companies (Uber is illegal in Hawaii) that you could use for this and not need a car at all. Finally, since I was looking for a unit here, I got to interact with the owners more than usual, and they are very nice and helpful people. For the reasonable nightly cost and the high level of convenience, this is a very good opportunity to stay in Kona on a budget and not miss out on anything at all.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole Kailua-Kona
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Kailua Bay-King Kamehameha Hotel Beach
Car: not necessary


Kalanikai is located in the heart of Kailua Kona. Many of our guests come here without a car. However, if you want to take in the grandeur of the Big Island you will want to have transportation.

We are just 3-5 minutes walk from many restaurants and shops located along scenic and historic Ali'i Drive. The oldest church in the Hawaiian islands and a royal palace, now museum, are among the attractions 5 minutes walk away.

A protected small beach, suitable for young and old, is less than a 10 minute walk. Great snorkeling is accessible from this area and the site of the Ironman race start, finish, and swim are located here.

Besides snorkeling, there are a range of activities right out your door as well. They include para-sailing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, biking, and kayak and canoe paddling.

If you are not a water enthusiast there are plenty of oceanfront restaurants, lounges, bars, and parks for you to enjoy the good food, cocktails, and a sunset.

You are in the heart of some of Hawaii's rich historical grounds and sites. The oldest church in Hawaii, made of lava and corel with a beautiful Koa interior is just across the street. Kona also has one of the few royal palaces, now a museum, in Hawaii (the only State to have royal palaces) and is located next to the church. One of King Kamehameha I's favorite places, and location of his final days is on the shore of Kailua Bay. The site still holds the heiau and sacred grounds.

Spinner Dolphins put on aerial displays while you watch the sunset or paddle board in Kailua Bay. The Humpback Whales join them from December through March.

When you are ready to venture out of Kona you will find that there are so many sites to see, many withing 30 minutes drive, that you can not possibly see and do everything in a two week vacation. A few spots to hit include: numerous beaches located both north and south of Kona, historical sites that hold communities, sacred grounds, and the best observable petroglyphs in Hawaii. If you venture further away from town you can visit the birthplace of King Kamehameha I, the mountain known as Mauna Kea where the world's finest land-based telescopes peer into the clearest skies in the world, and the world's longest continuously erupting volcano, Kilauea, continues to build the Island of Hawaii. Coffee farms, rugged lava coastlines, historic Hilo town, and botanical gardens all provide many days of sightseeing and outdoor fun.

Hawaii TAT No.-W39339936


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Clean under 14 nights $150
Tax Rate 13.4%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Rental is limited to guests listed in the reservation request at the time of booking.
$85.00/night, $595.00/week
5 night stay minimum
Refundable damage deposit - $250.00
Hawaiian Tax additional 13.4%
$150.00 cleaning fee for stays of less than 14 nights
October Week of Iron Man Rates - $125.00 - 7 night minimum
For cancellations less that 60 days prior to booked arrival, we will refund the amount for which we can rent the unit during the scheduled time.

Hawaii TAT No.-W39339936

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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