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

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Kona Makai! 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 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 , 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. We also offer 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

Property Manager
Lynette Byrne
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

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 Kailua-Kona

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.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Ocean View! Dolphins & Whales from Lanai! 1 Bdrm with Loft Bedroom
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews
Calgary, Alberta

Cockroaches & construction

  • 2 of 5

Had I known that solar panels were scheduled to be installed in our building the time we were there I would have come at a different time. Because we were in a top unit there was debris that was loosened and fell all over everything making a mess. I understand the necessity of the construction but would have appreciated being advised of it so I could book a different time period. Also, we were here 6 months ago in another unit and did not see any cockroaches but the top unit had 3 inch bugs (not fun when they fall on your head when you are in bed!).

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Aloha and thank you for sharing your feedback. We sincerely apologize for any issues during your visit. We were assured by the complex association that any solar install would not disturb our guests, but as we progress through, we have found that is not the case. We apologize for any debris or noise that resulted. As far as the bugs go, the complex is professionally treated inside and outside for every unit during a quarterly service. An unfortunate part of tropical weather is that we do deal with the occasional intruding bugs. Thank you for taking the time to report this, as it helps us improve our service."
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Beautiful View!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the view from this unit. We sat on the lanai every morning just listening to the ocean & drinking our coffee. Kitchen was nicely stocked with anything we needed. Pool area was nice & we were able to use it every night. The staff take great care in making sure grounds (gardens, pool, BBQ area) are clean & organized. The only downside was the parking area was quite a walk and no elevator. Unit is on the 3rd floor (great for the view) and with no elevator, this unit would not be recommended for those who have issues using stairs. Overall, we would stay in the unit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kona stole our hearts

  • 4 of 5

This was our family's first adventure out to any Hawaiian​ Island and we absolutely fell in love with Kona!

We loved Kona Makai! It was lush and beautiful. It is a very friendly, safe, peaceful, quiet, safe environment! We met many lovely snowbirds that were very good about sharing good insight.

The onsite manager was very friendly, helpful, informative and available!

The suite had pretty much everything we needed for life in the suite and for our beach time. The only thing we purchased and left there were ice packs for the cooler!

Loved that we could sleep with the windows open and hear the ocean all night long!

The sunsets are gorgeous. No two sunsets are the same!

Loved the lanai. Meals, games, conversations, family time all happened out doors on the lanai!

I would say our only complaint came from our son who slept on the pull out couch in the living room. He said it wasn't a very comfortable pull out to sleep on for a week long stay.

Kona Makai is close to everything! Beaches, shopping, the market, restaurants....It is very central!

We did two excursions. We went over to the Hilo side twice. We rode horses through the jungle with Silvercrest Farms. We also ziplined through the banana plantations and over the waterfalls with Eco Adventures. I recommend both. Lots of fun and great friendly informative guides!

We actually came home and immediately booked another trip to Kona Makai. We are travelling with more kids, so we had to choose a larger suite, but we highly recommend this suite for smaller families!

Kona and Kona Makai has stole our hearts! None of us wanted to leave!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Kona and stayed at this same condo. It has everything you need, all the amenities inside - dishwasher, washer, dryer, blender, great decor, awesome lanai with exceptional views of the water, sunsets, and meticulously maintained grounds. The outside offers a lovely pool and hot tub, ping pong and BBQ's and plenty of sitting and lounging for all to enjoy. Town is close enough to walk (15 mins or so) and the shops, market and restaurants are all worth a try. We took a boat tour which was spectacular and we snorkeled, swam with the dolphins (amazing) and went to several of the many beaches around that side of the island. They are all beautiful and have different things to offer - different colored sand, turtles, snorkeling and/or massive waves that can knock you off your feet! Super fun and such a beautiful island with so much to explore. We did go to Pololu Trail which was spectacular. And, at Christmas time there is a terrific parade and a town up over the hill that has a very fun Christmas festival we were able to stumble upon. Of course, the company made the trip and we so enjoyed our visit! We will go back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Property Damage Protection $59
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.