About the property
- Condo700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Ocean Facing Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)
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This unit is simply furnished and priced to reflect the no frills condition. Please review the pictures which clearly show the condition of the unit. If you are looking for the best Kona Complex, at the best price, this is it. Clean and fully set up for beach vacationers, with beach equipment, towels, coolers, etc. Private WIFI in the unit. Why pay for fancy upgrades, when you and your bank book can be comfortable for less $.
This ground floor condo has NO STAIRS and has easy access to parking. It is set towards the quiet end of the complex. It features a front lanai with great direct views of the ocean and the beautiful gardens. The lanai has a dining set and very comfortable chairs for sunset watching. The bedroom is equipped with a queen bed with a micro fiber/memory foam topper and there is also a sleeper sofa in the living room. The kitchen has a dishwasher, stove, microwave, refrigerator as well as a stack washer and dryer. There is A/C and ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom. A/C is rarely needed as the mountain/ sea breezes flow right through the unit keeping you comfortable most days. Private secure WIFI is available in the unit (new modem/router). There is no smoking in the unit and Kona Makai complex is a non-smoking complex.
Great value for the location. Kona Makai is a beautiful ocean front garden complex with immaculately maintained Hawaiian native plants. It is a very quiet complex with tennis courts, pool, spa, exercise rooms and covered parking (great for keeping the car cool). It is best suited for couples and families with older children (14 and older). Enjoy the beautiful snorkeling reefs right at the property with access (except in high surf). Watch dolphins, sunsets and whales from the great pool area on the ocean with spa and barbecues. Relax and barbecue your fish down by the ocean. Kailua-Kona is also the home of the famous IRONMAN competition in October.
If you don't have transportation, and you're up to walking, it is a very convenient 10 to 15 minute walk to town and well known restaurants like Bubba Gumps. It is also minutes from a famous snorkeling beach with a sea wall, lifeguard, and sea turtles. Enjoy shopping in town and at the open market. There is also a trolley that runs along Ali'i Drive which takes you to the shops, movies and restaurants. In town you'll find many tour companies that will take you to various points of interest on the island.
Hawaii State Tax ID's: GE-077-499-3920-01 and TA-077-499-3920-01
All taxes collected are remitted to the State of Hawaii.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Sandra Vogel
I fell in love with Hawaii when I came to visit in 1968. I always had a love for Hawaii as my grandmother was born right here on the Big Island back in 1887. My sister also lives in the Islands (Honolulu, Oahu). It took my husband and I until 2003 to move to the Big Island. I was recently widowed, but I still live on our 5 acres down by South Point (the southern most point in the USA) here on the Big Island. Kona is my fun retreat away from rural land chores. I rent the condo out to others to enjoy the Kona life when I'm not using it.
Sandra Vogel purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Sandra Vogel chose Hōlualoa
This complex is right on Ali'i Drive. Walking distance to Kona's famous restaurants, shopping and beaches.
What makes this Condo unique
This complex has beautifully maintained tropical gardens and direct access to the ocean. In calm surf, access the tide pools right at the complex.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great location in Kona
Beautiful view!! It has lots of useful things available for you to use like beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, cooler, ice packs, and books. The kitchen has everything we needed to have meals in. There are grilles & eating areas down by the shore near the pool. Great for cooking out. Sandra is very friendly and helpful. We had a great stay!
View was wonderful. Great value. Great stay would come back again!!!!
It was convenient to downtown. Condo had everything we needed
Good view in a nice complex
Overall, we had a great stay in this unit . . . The view from the lanai is outstanding (as seen in the picture) and it was usually very quiet while sitting out there enjoying morning coffee or evening wine. The kitchen was well-stocked, with pretty much everything we needed - sugar, salt, pepper, toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, plenty of glassware, cookware, and utensils. The owner has also provided lots of beach towels, snorkeling gear, beach chairs, coolers, etc. for a nice day at the local beaches. There are a/c units in the living room and the bedroom, which help cool things down a bit at night if the breeze isn't blowing. Parking is plentiful and convenient - right outside the unit. There's a nice pool, grill, etc. down by the water, and the price was just right. Really, my only criticisms of the place are one of personal taste . . . I would prefer some type of hard flooring throughout the unit, rather than carpet and the pillows on the bed were extremely soft, so we had to double things up.
As far as proximity to things - it's about a 15-20 minute walk along Ali'i Dr to the beginning of the busy, touristy section of Kona. I'll warn you though, there isn't a sidewalk, only a narrow bike path on either side, and we didn't feel comfortable walking on it. As we were walking towards town on the first night, a woman (looking down at her cell phone) started to veer directly towards us before swerving back as I waved her down. It's also half as wide when you cross over the small bridges. I saw plenty of other people walking along each day, so I guess it's an option, but we used Uber instead and that worked for us. Yes, they have Uber and Lyft on the Big Island now, and we never had an issue getting one.
That's all I got. I recommend staying here should you find yourself in the area.
Beautiful ocean views!
Loved our time at Sandra's condominium. All the necessities are provided from beach towels and boogie boards to kitchen supplies for baking! Kona Makai is particularly comfortable for people who enjoy a quieter atmosphere. The unit was clean and comfortable with wonderful views of the ocean and sunsets! Communications with Sandra were always prompt and clear.
Great location, great view!
We spent two weeks in Sandra’s condo. The location was right where we wanted to stay. The unit was not very updated but it was clean and the price couldn’t be beat. The view was fabulous! We had a plumbing issue and when we contacted Sandra she took care of it right away.
The undercover parking was a plus! We will definitely stay there again.
Awesome condo in an awesome complex
We just returned from spending a month in Unit 4 - 103, which is an older, but well maintained condo. We arrived very late the night of January 3rd, however with the clear and precise instructions given to us by the owner, we were all settled in within minutes of arriving. The condo faces the ocean and contains everything one needs, including dishes, pots, pans, coffee maker, etc. and WIFI. There is nothing quite like sitting on the lanai enjoying one's morning coffee while watching the spinner dolphins and whales in the ocean. The condo also includes a spacious bedroom, full kitchen and air conditioning. Although with the ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom, the cool sea air kept the condo very comfortable and not once did we turn on the air conditioning. Except for a couple evenings out, we made use of the kitchen and BBQ area by the ocean and had our meals on the lanai. Also included are beach chairs, coolers, beach umbrella, boogie boards and snorkelling equipment. The complex itself is well laid out with ample parking, some stalls are even covered, beautiful pool area with a hot tub, three Weber BBQ's, exercise room and party room. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with many tropical plants, trees and flowers. Some previous reviews on Kona Makai contained negative comments on the management of the property. Our experience at this complex was nothing short of excellent. We met the assistant manager numerous times and all interactions with him and the manager were very pleasant. We highly recommend Unit 4 - 103 and the Kona Makai complex. God willing, we will return.
Oceanfront barbeque grills, cabana for private functions, bicycle storage area, two(2) tennis courts, exercise and weight rooms, access entry to scuba, snorkel or swim in front of the complex when surf is calm.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If cancelled 60 days prior to Check-in Date, full refund of all deposits less the $100 Re-booking fee. If cancelled 59 days or less prior to Check in Date the Reservation Deposit is non-refundable.