Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Beautiful Ocean/Sunset Views from Living Room Lanai, Lovely Garden, Walk to Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Ocean Facing Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible Bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)


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.

More Details

Sandra Vogel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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 Kailua-Kona

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay in Sandra's condo in Kona. It has everything we could have needed (and more). On the way to the condo from the airport we stopped by the local walmart to pickup some items we thought we we going to need (steak seasoning, beach mat,...). To our surprise when we got to the condo, it had many of the items we had purchased. The condo even had some nice extra's like boggie board, beach chairs, snorkel/fins. Sandra takes excellent care of the condo and does a great job cleaning and prep'ing for the next guests. We had the pleasure of meeting her at checkin - such a nice person and very helpful. Told us about some of the cool things to do and see and really made us feel welcome. The Condo directly faces the ocean, so you have a nice unobstructed view of the ocean. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and the bedroom has a very comfortable bed. We had only a minor plumbing issue (it was actually with the building not with the unit). We called Sandra and the problem was taken care of immediately. In summary, we highly recommend this condo. Thanks so much Sandra for letting us rent your condo for the week. We will definately look for this condo on a return trip to Kona
Oct 2013
  • 1 of 1


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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 -
  • Standard Tub and Shower combination
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom has Queen size Bed w/memory foam topper (1); Living Rm has Queen Sleeper Sofa(1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Oceanfront barbeque grills, cabana for private functions, bicycle storage area, two tennis courts, exercise and weight rooms, access entry to scuba, snorkel or swim in front of the complex when surf is calm.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

75% Complete
13% Complete
6% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
Beautiful Ocean/Sunset Views from Living Room Lanai, Lovely Garden, Walk to Town
average rating of 4.62069 based on 30 reviews
West Salem, Wisconsin

Great Fun, Great Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

From confirmation of the reservation to the date of check out Sandra was always checking in to make sure that everything was going as expected. The property comes with everything that one would need for a vacation from washer and drier to beach going accessories. It is only a 15 min walk to downtown Kona which provides all types of shopping and restaurants. I would and will use this property again. Even better than my wife and I expected. Even the property managers are super friendly. Awesome price for all of the amenities that are included! Little extras: coffee maker, box fan, coffee grinder, laundry basket, plenty of towels for the bathroom and the beach!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Great location, great view!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Awesome condo in an awesome complex

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect location and fantastic value!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, affordable, beautifully kept grounds, fantastic snorkeling out front, peaceful and quiet complex. No regrets. We thoroughly enjoyed our nearly 4 weeks here. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great location and perfect sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We loved where we stayed. Close to everything and very comfortable. What was really nice was the extras like beach chairs and bogey boards.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Charlotte, NC

A well equiped property with a wonderful ocean view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days and enjoyed all our meals on the deck with a nice ocean view. We would stay here again

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Green Flash Coffee
Coffee Shop
A Whale of a Crêpe
TJ'S BBQ By The Beach
Barbecue Restaurant
Tea:licious Cafe
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill
Eclectic Restaurant
Habaneros Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Banyan Tree Cafe
Don the Beachcomber
Fusion Restaurant
Basik cafe
Health Food Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
On the Rocks
Seafood Restaurant
Laverne's Sports Bar
Bongo Ben's
Da Poke Shack
Seafood Restaurant
GetSum' Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Oceans Sports Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Humpy's Big Island Alehouse
Kona Haven Cafe
Foster's Kitchen
Fine Dining Restaurant
Kanaka Kava
Island Lava Java
Bar & Grill
Thai Rin Restaurant & Bar
Thai Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Shiono
Asian Restaurant
Island Ono Loa Grill
Hamburger Restaurant
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Seafood Restaurant
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Mi's Waterfront Bistro
Italian Restaurant
Mi's Waterfront Bistro
Italian Restaurant
Kamana Kitchen
Indian Restaurant
Kona Coffee Lounge
Coffee Shop
Umeke's Poke Bowls And Local Style Lunch Plates
Seafood Restaurant
Cuz'ns Deli Pizza & Ice Cream
Pizza Restaurant
Longboard Legends Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Lemongrass Bistro
Thai Restaurant
Shimaichi Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Kona Coffee Cafe
Coffee Shop
San Francisco Bay Coffee Bar - Kona, HI.
Coffee Shop
Mahina Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Frenchman's Cafe
Kona Taeng On Thai
Thai Restaurant
Barefoot Zone in Kona
You Make the Roll
Japanese Restaurant
Kopelani Inc
Coffee Shop
TK Noodle House Kona
Asian Fusion Restaurant
TK Shabu Shabu House Kona
Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu Restaurant
Hulihe‘e Palace
Mokuaikaua Church
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kona International Airport
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $104
Damage Deposit $300

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties