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Delightful! in the Heart of Kona But Quiet

Bedrooms Studio
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The Kona Islander Inn complex is right across from the ocean in the heart of Kona's Kailua Village. It gives you the fun of downtown while providing a quiet retreat in which to relax. From your cute studio apartment with a half-kitchen, stroll through the plumeria-laden walk to Alii Drive which runs along the ocean. This is a truly charming, yet affordable Hawaiian getaway! Picture yourself sipping morning coffee on your comfortable lanai as the filtered sun streams through the tropical leaves protecting your table. Everything is fresh in this private ground floor studio located near the pool/hot tub and BBQ area.

This great location provides you with peaceful surroundings, yet you are just a few steps away from sunsets on Kailua Bay, great restaurants and convenient shopping. You'll find treasures at the Kona Marketplace. Buy local and exotic fresh fruits at the Kona Farmer's Market. Sip world-famous Kona coffee where it's grown. Enjoy award-winning brews from the Kona Brewing Company. It's all just a stroll from your home-away-from-home.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Scott Jeffrey
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Scott Jeffrey

We moved to Kona from Minnesota in 1999 and love it here. We're not retired, but we feel like we're on vacation anytime we're not at work. It's just a great place to be. Working with the schools in West Hawaii give us the chance to contribute to the education of our future leaders. One of them might become President, so we have to it right.

Scott Jeffrey purchased this condo in 2005

Why Scott Jeffrey chose Kailua-Kona

We decided to buy this unit because it has a comfortable, Old Hawaii feel to it. We knew we'd be happy to stay there or to have friends and family stay there. It's relaxing, quiet and comfortable. Plus, although you have a half-kitchen (fridge, microwave, coffee pot, blender, and toaster oven with all utensils) and a gas barbecue for cooking, you're within a block of a number of restaurants for beakfast, lunch or dinner. You're across from the ocean and you can snorkel anywhere along the Kona coast. Or, catch your tour at the Pier, just a couple of blocks up Alii Drive. It's as convenient as it can be.

What makes this condo unique

The comfort and convenience of this unit is what we enjoy the most. You're near enough to see the pool and the barbecue grills, but not so close that you're getting splashed. You're within steps of the ocean along Alii Drive, but you're insulated from the noise of the cars that cruise along it. And there's nothing very far away, so you can easily get along without a car if you want to just kick back and hang out in Kailua Village. But most people choose to get a car or take tours to see the wonders of the Big Island. It's easily the most diverse of the islands in the State of Hawaii. From the observatories on Mauna Kea (tours available!) or a chance to see hot lava in Volcanoes National Park (which is awesome, by the way) or the waterfalls and botanical wonders of the more rainy east side of the island or the wonderful snorkeling and diving that's just across the street, this is a great place.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet, shower (no tub); sink shared with kitchen.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioned, Ground Floor, HDTV, DVD/VCR, Radio/CD/Cassette player, Kitchenette with Coffee maker, Toaster oven, Blender, Microwave, Electric Skillet, All linens, Smoke-free environment, Pool, Hot Tub, BBQ, Laundry facility, WiFi access


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(25 traveler reviews)

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Delightful! in the Heart of Kona But Quiet
average rating of 4.28 based on 25 reviews

Pretty run down, not very clean, but great location

  • 2 of 5

The room was pretty fun down. The furnishings were all pretty old. The cushions on the chairs were stained. The bed was AWFUL. The mattress was old and hard, but they tried to make up for that by putting a foam layer on top of it, which made the bed extremely uncomfortable. We found a hair in the sheets. The pillows on the bed were so old that they were clumpy. There were additional pillows in the closet, but the pillowcases were disgusting! They had giant yellow stains on them. We ended up putting towels over the pillows before going to bed. There is limited parking. If you get there after 5 pm you’re not going to be able to park. The only good thing about this place was the location. It’s right in downtown Kona, with lots of shopping and dining options.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments! It is our intent to have one of the nicest units and we were embarrassed that so much had not been maintained as agreed. We appreciate the feedback and have taken steps to correct the items noted, plus a few others that we felt were not up to our standards.
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Convenient, clean & comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This is a quiet place to stay in the heart of downtown Kona. The efficient studio provides just enough room for a solo traveler or a couple. It is a short stroll to town's restaurants, bars, and shops and the beach is across the street. There is also a hot tub and pool in the complex. It couldn't be any more convenient.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We appreciate knowing that the unit is providing what we promise!
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Very nice ice, very clean rental. Perfect for me and my husband on our short stay. It was in the middle of Kona town so easy to get to everything. Check In was quick and easy as was checkout. The only thing I noted is that there were not any beach towels so we had to buy some while we were there. Otherwise we loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, California


  • 5 of 5

Close to town, walking distance to everything. And most of all. Peaceful and quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa Ca

Very clean nice place to stay when visiting Kona Coast. close to restaurants and ocean

  • 4 of 5

very nice

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location

  • 3 of 5

Small, dark, humid and loud, but great location and has everything you need

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurant
Nearest Golf
8 Metres
Big Island Country Club
Nearest Motorway
Kuakini Highway (35mph)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Across Alii Drive
Car: recommended

Scuba, U-Drive Boats, Ocean and Whale-watching Tours, Rental Bikes, Scooters and Harleys, Etc, World-class deep-sea fishing, You're in the heart of everything, Browse marvelous art galleries, gift shops, apparel & luggage stores and restaurants for every palate


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.