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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

Why Bernice and Bruce chose Kailua-Kona

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 4.78125 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

As described. Nice place super convenient close to downtown Kona. No problems while I was there. The A/C unit is in the window in the living room, so I slept on the murphy bed to keep cooler at night. Murphy bed was a double or queen and super comfortable so no worries there. There are fans in the bedroom as well though. Otherwise kitchen was minimal but stocked with all the basics I needed to be able to cook food from the grocery store. Plenty of space and light coming in from the big window. Neighbors were mostly quiet expect one night where they were doing some kind of picture hanging on the wall or something a little late, all other nights totally fine. Bruce was great, easy, responsive. I locked myself out one day and he was able to get me in from another tenant without too much trouble, which was awesome! Great place to stay and great hosts. Appreciate it!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great 10-day stay!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was well furnished and right next to the relaxing pool. The complex was one block from Alii Dr., where all the shops and eateries are, so this would make a great home base, even without a car. Owner was quick to respond to a couple of questions, and I would definitely stay here again! --Mike Ramos

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: December 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: September 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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lava Bowls
Hawaiian Restaurant
Krua Thai h
Thai Restaurant
Hayama Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Big Island Grill
American Restaurant
808 Grindz Cafe
TK Shabu Shabu House Kona
Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu Restaurant
TK Noodle House Kona
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Mokuaikaua Church
Gertrude's Jazz Bar
Tunaichi Sushi & Noodle
Sushi Restaurant
Kopelani Inc
Coffee Shop
Hulihe‘e Palace
Chirashi Sushi-Don By Jiro
Japanese Restaurant
Kalikala Cuisine
You Make the Roll
Japanese Restaurant
Barefoot Zone in Kona
Frenchman's Cafe
Royal Jade Garden Chinese
Chinese Restaurant
Fish Hopper
Seafood Restaurant
Kona Taeng On Thai
Thai Restaurant
Sumo Deli
Mahina Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Loko Wraps
San Francisco Bay Coffee Bar - Kona, HI.
Coffee Shop
Shimaichi Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Kona Coffee Cafe
Coffee Shop
Lemongrass Bistro
Thai Restaurant
Umeke's Poke Bowls And Local Style Lunch Plates
Seafood Restaurant
Seiji's Sushi
Japanese Restaurant
Longboard Legends Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Kona Wave Cafe
Coffee Shop
Cuz'ns Deli Pizza & Ice Cream
Pizza Restaurant
Quinn's Almost by the Sea
American Restaurant
Paradise Brewing Company Tap and Grill
Bar & Grill
Chubby's Diner
Hawaiian Restaurant
Kona Chinese BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Splashers Grill
Bar & Grill
Original Thai Cuisine LLC
Thai Restaurant
Kona Coffee & Tea Company
Ocean Seafood Chinese Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Menehune Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Bangkok House
Thai Restaurant
Sushi Shop Kyotoya
Sushi Restaurant
He'e Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Honu's on the Beach Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
Don's Chinese Kitchen
Chinese Restaurant
Jamba Juice Kona Coast Shopping Center
Juice Shop
Ba-Le Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop
Ululani's Hawaiian Shave Ice
Ice Cream Shop
Billfish Bar
Bar & Grill
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




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Clean under 14 nights $150
Tax Rate 14.41%

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.