About the property
- Condo700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
The Most Amazing ‘Our Ocean Front View and ALOHA Vibe’ awaits your arrival !
The most awe inspiring view awaits you from our Ground Level - Newly Remodeled, Ocean Front (direct ocean access) Kona Reef Condo. 1 BR/1 BA (sleeps 2-4).
Only a few steps from and on the same level as the beautiful ocean Front pool, outdoor barbeques, jacuzzi and the ocean itself. Because we are Ocean Front and Ocean Level - our view not only takes your breath away, but open the glass doors and a breeze (which only an ‘Ocean Level’ location Can Provide) will filter through the entire condo like a HUGE oversized-ocean powered fan. When you need it however, the air-conditioning is just a button push away on its own remote control. Walk out to convenient parking or choose to just walk. The heart of Kailua Kona is located within a 5 minute leisurely stroll.
IF by chance You're a surfer, LISTEN UP!
The Kona Reef complex is located right by the 'White Sands (a.k.a. Magic Sands or Lalao park)' . This small but rare, soft sandy piece of ocean front property is not too often found along the Kona coast and especially not near town. With the abundance of lush, lavish, lava rock - comes sharp and rough cut edges. Breathtaking!!!!! But not necessarily where you want to launch your boards ! HOWEVER - we’re connected to a sandy, super ‘soft bottom’ Ocean Entrance - PERFECT!
The 'White Sands Beach Park' may be small, but when the surfs UP....it offers up a mighty big swell....sure to keep you out there riding the waves all day. After my daily, early morning runs that I get to take on the “World Championship Iron Man” course (yep - we just happen to live on it)....well watching the surfers is often my choice of morning entertainment! With ‘Kona coffee’ in hand - I look and watch them with awe, right from our Lanai . Why not come back out in the afternoon/evening for more! Watch the dolphin jump, the outrigger canoe teams practice, listen to the waves rolling in and yep - if the swell is there, so are the surfers! Grab a glass of whatever you’d like and watch it all, as the sun first begins to consider how to display it’s next ‘magnificent - Jaw Dropping’ end of the day SHOW ! !
Sound UNREAL? It is really rather “Other Worldly”, but it’s our front yard!
Speaking of our lanai; it has been completely remodeled with a beautiful tile flooring, exquisite and comfortable furniture. The cozy chairs have hide away pull-out ottomans that double as additional seating . We also have dual rocking chairs - for even more relaxation by the ocean side. There are two tables; One to dine and One to set your beverages on and a beautiful, cozy outdoor carpet for ‘barefoot’ comfort and last but not least, a BEAUTIFUL newly installed, wood carved ‘leaf accent’ ceiling fan w/light fixture. Sure to keep you enjoying our ‘show place’ Lanai for as many hours as your heart desires!!!!
Inside - we have new, pristine, large square tile flooring, accent rugs, tasteful - exquisite furniture, two flat screen TVs, WIFI, wood cabinets, art work, wood carved ceiling fans, air conditioning, etc. are throughout. Coffee maker, Ninja blender, mounted microwave, New refrigerator/freezer, super quiet dishwasher, glass - flat top stove and electric DOUBLE oven, dishes, pot, pans, cups, glasses, wine glasses (additional plastic versions of each, for taking to the pool) and all typical kitchen utensils you could possibly need.
The Bedroom has an extremely comfortable king size bed w/plenty of drawer space.
We have a Blow dryer under the bathroom sink for your convenience,as well as plush bath towels and a washer and dryer located in the hall closet. We always have a few Beach towels for your use in the top of the bedroom closet as well.
EVERYTHING you'll need and more for a fabulous 'Resort Feel' stay!
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Candace Grasso
Jerry and Candace Grasso have been married for 35 years now and have two amazing daughters ; "Brittany" age 32 and "Kaggin" age 33 . They are also the proud grandparents of the most awe inspiring 4 year old little girl "Brooklynn" ! Jerry is the CFO/COO and Senior Vice President of a Nationwide Corporation and Candace is the CEO, Owner and Founder of 'Fit Is It' Inc. - A pro athlete, trainer and nutrition specialist. Together, they founded the "All in for Autism" Association! Candace is the President and Jerry is the CFO and together they work to "Help Build Bridges of Opportunity for the ASD Community" They reside in Baltimore Maryland and Kona Hawaii.
Candace Grasso purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Candace Grasso chose Hōlualoa
I came to Kona the first time over 15 years go to bring my team to run the Kona marathon. I asked my husband to come with me on my business trip as I had been sent to Hawaii many times on business but never to Kona. I had heard it was FABULOUS and we were told by a trusted friend we BOTH just HAD to go. SO he accompanied me and after my team left, we stayed at Hualalai Four Seasons Resort and have been coming back to stay in Kona every single year since. At least once if not two or three times per year. We started immediately staying also in the village as well as the resort in order to enjoy the town of kona and also fell in love with the Kona Reef Complex. It's view, location, Pool amenities and units. We vowed that if one day we ever found an Ocean Front for sale we'd put in an offer and just a few months ago God answered our prayers and now our Condo at the Kona Reef is no longer a dream but an answered prayer. We hope you enjoy and are as blessed by your stay as we have been!
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19 days in paradise
If you’re considering Kona, don’t overlook this gem! All the pictures are accurate, although in person, I think you are actually closer to the ocean, than even the pictures suggest. The location is perfect, as you are within a two minute walk of numerous restaurants. The market is an easy stroll for your fresh produce. The pride of ownership is clear when you walk in the door for the first time. Watching the sunset from the Lanai, with a glass of wine, is really a great highlight. Kitchen well equipped with everything you need. Only small knock, would be that only two of the four grills were operational, but this is only a small inconvenience, as listening to the waves while you wait your turn, is a pleasure. Owners were fabulous, in that
Candace provides a really great guide of things to do, places to go, and restaurants to visit. With the ground floor location, to me, this is one of the best units in the complex.
I hesitated in writing a glowing review as when the word gets out, it could become harder to rent :)
Thank you Candace, your place is amazing.
It was good
First i have to say Candace is a wonderful host to deal with. She went out of her way to provide tips and information about the area to make our stay the best it could be. She is terrific .The location was awesome.
I'm sorry i have to be honest here, the place was average , there is no counter space at all in bathroom for toiletries , we were given two rolls of toilet paper for a week, and if you are a tall girl the mirrors are hung very low, makes it harder to do your hair. Kitchen has a pint size coffee maker, only spices are salt and pepper and no cooking oils or sprays.
Its Hawaii so it is all good, but the place is just okay, which is hard to say because Candace is so lovely, hate to be negative.
Wonderful view of the ocean and coast
My husband, brother and myself stayed for two weeks. We really enjoyed this unit and the view it had to offer.
It was nice to have our morning cup of coffee/tea outside on the lanai and to relax out there in the evening just listening to the waves.
Many thanks to the owners for letting us enjoy their wonderful second home. We will definitely stay in this unit again.
Gorgeous Ocean Front unit, within a few minutes walk from Kailua-Kona downtown and great restaurants. Kona Reef is such a great location, and this unit comes with everything you need! Take in the sunsets every night from the lenai. By far the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in, in a Condo. We dove daily with Pacific Rim Divers, seeing Honu, Dolphin, Octopi, Tiger Sharks, Nudis, Frog Fish, Rays, Manta, and beautiful reef fish. We were able to catch up with many friends we have on the island. We had such a relaxing wonderful time! Thank you Candace and Jerry for sharing your beautiful home with us!
We had a wonderful week in this lovely condo. The location is just like you see in the photo and the condo is lovely. We would choose to stay here again! Thank you Candace for sharing your "home away from home" with us. It is was just right!
Wonderful Kona Stay- pre IM!
The location was so convenient to have quick access to everything on Ali'i drive. We could walk everywhere and be there within 10-15 minutes! Using the grill by the pool was fantastic and had two sets of keys for each of us to use. Only thing lacking was a few extra kitchen ingredients that would be handy (oil, seasonings, etc). The view was spectacular and spot on and it was great to sit out in the lanai and enjoy morning breakfast (at 6:30 am when everyone else is up and moving!?!?) and check out the cruise ships. Candace was extremely helpful and responsive and detailed with all communications and even had great follow up after we thought we left a watch at our stay once we had left. Thank you for sharing your home- we had a lovely visit!
There is NO BETTER location in all of Kona for a relaxing picturesque stay - than our magical, Ocean Front condo, located at the beautiful and upscale 'Kona Reef '. This is the only condo property located right in town. Our exquisite Ocean Front condo is located a mere 30 ft. from the 'Pounding Surf' ...offering what only Kona can; an absolutely polarizing view of the most vibrant color contrasts available ANYWHERE, at a single glance. The unexpected contrast of the stark, black lava rock is everywhere in Kona. You'll see it from the moment you touch down upon arrival along the runways of Kona's humble and most friendly airport, to the slabs of its presence.... that run along both sides of the main highway (if you can call it that). But it's most awe inspiring showing is its presence up and down the entire coast of Kona. It's unexpected! it's unique and it takes a bit for your eyes to try and absorb all there is to see. First - you see the black sheen of the lava lining the edge of the water - then the myriad of blues that come with each crashing wave - to the BRIGHT green color of the statuesque palm trees that stand so majestically by. It's as if they are there to keep watch; standing guard if you will, so that the beauty will never be snatched away or stolen in the middle of the night. This is a scene you will see as you stroll into town and all the way through it. You are no more than a literal 5 minute walk from our front door - to the HEART OF KONA! In a nut shell, Kona is a small quaint little town. It reminds me of a 'Pacific Coast' Cape Cod. Kona is full of restaurants, little shops and art galleries with local paintings of ocean life and sea turtles. In the heart of it all is my favorite place. A large (almost always open), farmers' market with the most amazing - fresh produce you have ever seen. Some of it in fact, you won't recognize.Don't be afraid to ask. The farmers that bring it in fresh each morning take great pride in their work and love not only to explain - but to offer up a taste of their goods with a smile and a great big aloha. I stop there first to fill up the fridge every time I come back to my Kona home. Go snorkeling, diving, para-sailing, fishing, swimming, running , paddle boarding, surfing ....you name it and more or do NONE OF THE ABOVE and just chill by the ocean or the pool or in our case...you can do both at the same time. With our ocean front pool, there's no need to choose. Kona is what you want it to be. Your trip is truly what you want to make it. It's all there with a smile and the Aloha Spirit you may have heard about. Enjoy and A-L-O-H-A !!