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Updated Second Floor Direct Oceanfront Unit - Discounted August rates

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

This unit provides a panoramic view of the ocean framed by palm trees from the living/dining and kitchen areas through twelve foot sliding glass doors. Relax on the expanded private lanai overlooking the surf, marine life and unsurpassed Kona sunsets. This second floor end unit in the desirable beachfront "E" building is quiet, secure and private. Full remodel completed in 2014 provides a bright and contemporary feel that is open to the view and ocean breezes. The updated kitchen features a dishwasher and eating bar. The ceramic tile bathroom has a walk-in shower. The bedroom includes a wall of windows that can be opened to the trade winds and the sound of near-by waves.

To help you enjoy your visit, there is beach gear, binoculars to watch passing whales (in season), guidebooks and a reserved stall in an adjacent lighted parking area. The unit has secure wi-fi for excellent phone and computer connectivity. We have assembled an on-island team that takes pride in ensuring that everything is extra clean and in good repair, as well as a concierge if you need assistance in making any special arrangements for your visit.

Kona Isle delivers the old Hawaii that visitors dream about. It is a small, intimate resort of low rise buildings nestled in lush, pristine landscaped grounds. A heated fresh water swimming pool next to a private beach area affords plenty of space to soak up the sun or relax with a book from the Kona Isle library. There is also an adjacent ocean-side surf fed pool. Gas bar-be-ques are maintained for your use in a lighted ocean front picnic area, a favorite gathering spot for sunset viewing. Kona Isle is a non-smoking & no pets faciliity.

Kona Isle is situated in the heart of the Kona coast on the ocean side of Ali'i Drive about 1 1/2 miles from Kailua-Kona restaurants, shops and nightlife. Both a convenience store and farmers market are within a 1 block walk. The Alii Drive shuttle bus also stops near-by. Some of the island's best snorkeling and surfing spots are less then a ten minute drive.

The laid back, serene ambiance within the complex coupled with the convenient location accounts for the many repeat visitors. This unit puts you out front, right on the ocean -- no roads to cross, no buildings restricting your view, no vehicles parked in sight. How close is the ocean? Click on video found at the end of the still photos for a panoramic view taken from the lanai of some winter waves.

More Details

Jim & Penny, owners
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a great unit and it had spectacular views of the water, sunsets, whales, etc. We would definitely stay there again!
Feb 2014
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk-in ceramic tile shower; ADA raised seat toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New extra firm mattress w/memory foam topper 2015
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

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Updated Second Floor Direct Oceanfront Unit - Discounted August rates
average rating of 4.8615384 based on 72 reviews
Meredith, New Hampshire

Nice unit

  • 5 of 5

Conveintly located on Alii drive. Great ocean view with sunsets every night and was able to spot wales on many occasions from the lunai. Unit was up to date, clean and included a washer and dryer. No a/c , wasn’t a problem for January but could be in July/August. Could use a new mattress, for those with back issues, bed had box spring with a 2” foam pad on top. Paying good money to rent the unit, make an investment for a nice mattress for future guest. Had one other minor problem that was quickly taken care of by the owners who indicate to me that they care. A big plus is Brian the property manager on site, he truly cares about everyone and makes you feel like a guest. So the big question is would I stay here again ? Most definitely if given they replace the bedroom mattress ...

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We certainly agree as to the importance of a good mattress. When we selected the mattress for our unit three years ago we got top quality and very firm as Penny has suffered from serious back problems for years. While it was fine for someone with spinal issues, it was too hard for many guests which is why the memory foam topper was added. Since then many previous reviewers have praised the comfort of this bed. With time and use a bed can change however and no mattress will meet everyone's personal preferences. Penny underwent spinal surgery this year so is very sensitive at the moment to her sleeping surface. When we visit this Spring, if we find this mattress or topper is now in any way lacking, we will not hesitate to replace it.
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Crossfield, Alberta

Great Stay in Kona

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Hawai'i many times over the years just never to The Big Island, this was our first!

So off I start my Search for a condo in Kona, that's where I was told to go by friends that have been to this Island.

We needed to be in a location for easy access to Airport and Highways to explore the island, Poof, up came Jims Condo for rent, that was available for the time we wanted in December. This had everything we were kind of looking for.

This location has a wonder view of the ocean with no obstructions. Where we watch whales, dolphins, surfers with our morning Coffee from the lanai, was so peaceful, as well as entertaining.

We took a few days to get use to the sound of the ocean hitting the lava rocks when we went to bed, we did get use to it and put us to sleep. Now there is a down side, the salt pool can get noisy at times, but does get quiet after 9:30 - 10 at night. People tend to show up for sunset and clear out about 9 - 9:30 pm. Brian the Condo/Grounds Keeper installed bright lights aimed at the salt pool to deter any unwanted late parties at the salt pool. Worked like a charm while we were there, but then we didn't have any issues.

The Condo does get very warm if you keep the windows closed, so please use the fans provided and open the windows, to let the trade winds through. (will cool fast)

We had a great time at the Condo pool, very cool and refreshing, also a great social if you like meeting people.

Start BBQ'ing just before sunset, you get to meet people from the complex and enjoy the sunset with ooz and awes and the so called green flash. LOL This place has fantastic views on clear nights of amazing sunsets!

Do have some suggestions to Jim; a land line that offers free Calling to mainland & Canada would have been nice (Canadian cell use can get very expensive outside of Canada), as well as better WIFI service to face time family to show off the wonderful sights of the Condo and grounds.

Thanks Jim & Penny for giving us the opportunity to stay at Kona Isles, had a fantastic time!

We will be returning!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. It sounds like you found Kona Isle a great fit and glad you had a good time. A key reason we got a second floor unit is that all the windows and the patio door are inaccessible from the ground so can be left open. We do this for all day comfort and in winter find we can often turn off the fans at night or use a blanket on the bed. We have already acted on your suggestion and installed our own high speed WI-FI service to enhance both phone and computer connectivity. We are pleased to hear that, like other regular visitors to another island we've had this year, you've decided to make the Big Island your destination again for a future trip. We want you to know you're always welcome.
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Great times on the lanai

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our short stay. Bed was very comfortable, sleeping to the soothing of the surf. We didn't rent a car, but soon figured out the trolley, which worked great. Our main focus here was our grandson's wedding, so we didn't have time to do much sightseeing. Next time we will stay longer. The condo provided everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous and breath taking!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent 2nd floor end location, which is the most desirable for ocean breezes. Great pool area plus the lounge chairs underneath the palms was sooooo relaxing enjoying the spinner dolphins and cool ocean breezes. Four great grills and picnic area was first class. Inside was equally first class all the way, from the shower to the well equipped kitchen with all the bells and whistles. Since we stayed 15 days the full size washer and dryer worked out quite well. If you have Roku, bring it with you and enjoy streaming netflix, etc. Location was ideal for restaurants, shopping, etc. Would definitely come back again and again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have always been partial to the second floor at Kona Isle but until we got this condo did not realize the advantage of end units. Besides a view in two directions off the front lanai, the bedroom in oceanfront buildings do not have windows opening on the rear walkway. Instead there are large floor to ceiling windows in the outer wall that (as you point out) encourage cool breezes and provide more privacy. We are happy you found many things to your liking at Kona Isle and hope to have you return often.
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The Beauty of Kona Isles

  • 5 of 5

Kona Isles is a wonderful place to stay. The sunsets from this beachfront unit are spectacular!! Hauling your luggage to the 2nd floor can be quite strenuous if you are elderly like us. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone who wants a very quiet, peaceful, restful stay in Kona. If you want internet service you must either go into the bedroom or visit their very quaint library that is close by. If you want to go downtown, the trolley goes past the front of the condo or you can use Uber. Washer and dryer are an added bonus! I would stay there if we ever returned to Kona.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Kona Isle. We're also well past our youth so elected to buy a condo on the second rather than third floor (where we used to stay on occasion). With a washer/dryer in the unit, we've learned we can pack very light for our visits. There are full time residents in Kona Isle approaching their 90s who live on the upper floors. While we've attributed their vitality to the climate and restful vibe of this place, maybe the exercise they get between their condo and the beach or pool also plays a role. ;-) In a week it seems you'd fully embraced the Kona Isle lifestyle, we look forward to having you back.
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Great view and unbeatable sunsets

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed. Everything you need to cook some quick meals. The BBQ area is beautiful. Comfy bed. Perfect for a couple.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $105
Damage Deposit $200

Initial payment of 25% to be made along with completion of rental agreement at time of booking. Up until 60 days prior to arrival, 10% of base rent is retained in event of cancellation. After balance is paid (60 days or less prior to arrival) cancellation refunds are as outlined in the rental agreement. Damage deposit is included in price quoted and fully refundable within a week of departure as per terms of rental agreement. Kona Isle does not levy any additional fees. 2% cash rebate on base rent will be paid with return of damage deposit to those electing to pay by check.

A charge of $10.00/night for each person over two will be added during Ironman week (unit maximum of four still applies)

HI Tax ID TA-008-553-6768-01

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.

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