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Ocean View! Dolphins & Whales from Lanai! 1 Bdrm with Loft Bedroom

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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Photos and Description

Kona Makai! Building 2 (unit 2303), Top floor unit.

Our beautiful, tropical condo has stunning ocean views in this breathtaking ocean front condominium complex in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. Thats the sunny side. You can hear the ocean crashing from all rooms in the unit. We have fully redecorated and updated the entire unit in hawaiian decor to enhance your vacation. New lush, beautiful carpet has been installed through out the entire unit in December 2015. The appliances are also new. The unit is extremely clean and beautiful. The gated grounds are impressively maintained and the complex is very quaint, peaceful and private. Snorkeling is fantastic right out front of the unit. There are around 100 units and only 3 floors high. From the unit you can see and hear the waves crash from master bedroom with ocean views from the master and front room. Whales and dolphins have seen swimming by while sitting on the lanai. Our Sugar Shack is 1 bedroom with a king size bed. We have a full bedroom loft with 2 twins and the front room has a queen sleeper sofa. We have fully equipped our unit with beach chairs, cooler, beach towels and more for your enjoyable stay. Our kitchen has been stocked with all the comforts of home. The condominium complex is amazing. The lush grounds are maintained beautifully with all the fragrant hawaiian flowers and plants. The ocean side swimming pool has been recently remodeled. At the edge the ocean where the waves crash we have a state of the art BBQ area with tables and lounge chairs to enjoy a meal and watch the sunset. There is a workout room with new cardio equipment, ping pong table, tennis courts, hot tub/spa and free covered parking. Although the unit is air conditioned ( 3 brand new ones) , a fresh breeze blows through from the bedroom through the open sliding glass doors rarely making the AC necessary. We have ceiling fans and air conditioners in the master bedroom, loft and front room. Starting Dec 2015 we will have private, secure wifi for your use. Our unit is located on the third floor, and there is no car traffic in this part of the complex. There is a fantastic reef right out front of the complex. A variety of tropical fish may be seen while snorkeling or diving.

The heart of the quaint town of Kona is a short walk from the our property (1 mile). There are fun shops and amazing restaurants, galleries and every water sport you could want. The Kona area has the best snorkeling and diving of all the islands. We have beautiful beaches just a few miles from our complex. The active volcano is a cool place to hike and explore. There is so much to do on this island. We have kayaked across the bay and had hundreds of spinner and bottle nosed dolphins swimming and jumping all around our kayak.They had their little babies with them too. What a treat that was. The beaches are large and non crowed. The locals keep the island just as the old hawaii used to be. The tourist are few and far between and the traffic is light.

Having just returned from our condo we had an amazing day swimming with the wild spinner dolphins. We cruised out on a boat with Captain Will and jumped in the ocean with the beautiful dolphins. I can get you the information so you to can swim with these playful dolphins.

Come see this beautiful oasis and have a lovely vacation. Come enjoy the Big Island of Hawaii!

If you do not see your dates available at this condo go ahead and give me a call. I have others in Kona to offer. Some are 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms.

YOUTube video of dolphin swim link below

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Lynette Byrne
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Lynette Byrne

Aloha! We are new owners and are very excited to share our newly remodeled and redecorated beautiful Kona Condo! We have traveled all through the Islands and lived in Maui. Once we found Kona we fell in love. The activities and local Hawaiian flavor was irresistible. Welcome to our Sugar Shack!!

Lynette Byrne purchased this condo in 2012

Why Lynette Byrne chose Kona Coast

Kona Makai is an amazing ocean front complex. It boasts stunning ocean views. The grounds are beautifully maintained with fragrant, native hawaiian flowers and trees. There is no car traffic next to our unit which makes it very quiet and peaceful.

What makes this condo unique

The quaint town of Kona is only 1 mile from the complex. The shopping, restaurants and fun nightlife is a short walk.

We have cool, garden breezes flow through out the condo and you can hear the ocean waves crash from the rooms in our unit.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Ocean View! Dolphins & Whales from Lanai! 1 Bdrm with Loft Bedroom
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Amazing!!! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Had the best time here. It was so relaxing waking up everyday and sitting on the lanai with a beautiful view of the ocean. We even watched the Dolphins play from the lanai, they were so close that we could have swam out to them.

The place was in a great location, very close to town but still very serene. There are gorgeous flowers all over the property and a very nice pool.

The owner recommended a variety of fun things to do, including swimming with the dolphins in the ocean which was our favorite.

I would highly recommend this place for families, honeymooners, and folks that just want a nice place to stay with a beautiful Hawaiian view! We had a great girls trip here!

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington state

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us enjoyed the condo for nine days! Beautiful grounds and pool and view. We watched the sunset several times from the pool area. Even saw the famous green flash at sunset! We used the very nice BBQ area several times also. Was fun cooking and visiting with other folks from around the country. We toured around a lot of the island. It is so diverse and beautiful. Awesome beaches---black, green, white, and black and white. The condo is well supplied and comfortable! Use it for your next Hawaii adventure!


  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kona here we come!

  • 5 of 5

I was staying on the island at my dad's house and got the amazing opportunity to stay here. I was staying out of town about an hour and a half and hadn't gotten to experience Kona. The condo was beyond perfect. It was walking distance to the heart of downtown (about a mile I think)so getting up in the morning to get a coffee and enjoy the ocean along the way was priceless. The BBQ area enabled us to feel right at home. We cooked our dinners a day sat on the lawn chases and enjoyed the sunset. It was stunning. We had seen sunsets from some of the restaurants downtown but nothing compared. We sipped wine met other tenants and made friends. Later after our food settled we got to enjoy a relaxing swim...exquisite. The condo was homey and very comfy. The kitchen was small but quaint and everything we needed was there. I can't wait to go back! Oh p.s. our sample of coffee was such a treat. Now I know why everyone LOVES Kona coffee.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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well-maintained condo in good location with lovely grounds

  • 4 of 5

This condo is in a good location, with many beaches and hikes (we like to hike!) both north and south of the condo. The condo is dated but freshly painted and well maintained, and there is a sideways view of the ocean from the porch which is nice. (The view is particularly nice because the condo is on the third floor, but be aware that it's a walk-up!) We greatly appreciated the option of a/c. The landscaping is beautifully done and maintained. We didn't take advantage of the tennis courts, pool, hot tub, or natural salt water pools in the lava rocks, but we should have! A complaint is the internet - it's very slow and erratic.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Evergreen, CO

Beautiful unit, convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

I thought nothing could beat sipping Kona Coffee on the lanai and watching the dolphins swim by every morning until I heard about the dolphin swim. We did a 3 hour private charter tour with Captain Will at per recommendation by the unit owner, Lynette. Will was enjoyable to talk to and very knowledgable about the Big Island, Kona, fishing, dolphins, etc. When Will said he was going to go find the dolphins we laughed and thought they're probably near Kona Makai. Sure enough as we headed north from Keauhou Bay we saw the dolphins in front of Kona Makai. We all jumped in the water and had the experience of a lifetime as 50 or more spinner dolphins circled and swam with us.

Lynette's unit is comfortable and clean with all the necessary amenities! Loved the look and feel of the new carpet! Beautifully manicured gardens escort you all the way from your car to the unit and can be seen from the lanai.

If you are looking for a convenient and comfortable place to stay, Kona Makai will not disappoint. Can't wait to come back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kona Makai 2-303

  • 5 of 5

Kona Makai exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend this location and this unit. Four of us, two couples, shared it for a week. It was super clean, had all the necessities, and had excellent amenities we hadn't expected including the great ocean view, the bbq common area adjacent to a lava rock bed on the ocean, the exercise/fitness room, and the lovely landscaping. Don't let the third floor scare's the best because of the views and because it catches the breeze. I hate air conditioning and never had to run it! The location of this particular unit is great too because it is right across from the vehicle drop-off versus another building. Not only is it easy access, you don't look across at another building from your lanai. Instead you look at the beautiful palm trees straight ahead or ocean to the left. We saw lots of dolphins from that lanai. The property management company provided excellent instructions as well as a very comprehensive guidebook in the unit. We used it daily and it steered us to great beaches and destinations. The owner was delightful, easy to deal with, and very prompt and responsive to our questions.

In terms of swimming with the dolphins and snorkeling to see the manta rays at night, we recommend My Kona Adventures. They are a small, less commercialized operation.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation in Hawaii and our Sugar Shack met all your expectations and more. As far as swimming with the dolphins and Mantas Captain Will does a great job finding them and giving an amazing adventure. We would love to have you as our guests again. Mahalo Lynette
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Kona Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

We are located about one mile from the heart of Kona town.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Oct 13 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Apr 4 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $135
Tax Rate 13.6%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Cancelation Policy (Call owner)
Free Parking
Hawaiian Taxes apply to rate

Manager'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.
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Queen Sleeper Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The complex does not have a elevator.

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