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OCEAN FRONT~Heart of Kona~ Walk Everywhere!

Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
  • Condo400 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 10 nights

PRISTINE studio overlooking the Ocean. Beaches everywhere. Pool, Hot Tub, BBQ

OCEAN VIEWS! CENTER OF Downtown Kona... Read my over 56 5* reviews!!!



Budget? OCEAN FRONT DOWNTOWN Romantic, Quaint, Tropical & Adventure.

~PRIVATELY OWNED in the heart of Downtown Kona. (Between Huggo's Restaurant & Bubba Gump's.) The Grounds are Beautiful Pristine & Tropical with Tiki Torches lit every night for added Hawaiiana Ambiance.

WALK to everything: Beach, Shopping, Dining, Church, Luau, Grocery, Farmer's Market for local fruit & veggies, etc. You really don't need a car.

(but arrange ahead for cab from airport. approx $40)

There is a shuttle that goes up and down town Ali'i Dr. as well.

FREE PRIVATE WiFi IN ROOM! Wireless & modem. This is an added bonus to our clients to make your stay easy!

Peaceful & Romantic...

CLEAN, NEAT & Charming. Newly Renovated & New Furniture.

~Little kitchenette with 18' x 30' small fridge for basic needs with many small appliances for at home cooking. ~Grounds have BBQ, Pool, Hot Tub.

~Queen bed very comfortable. Also a sofa pull out bed if you don't want to share bed.

~Linens & Bath Towels provided. Cool ocean breezes in this unit. A/C if need.

We love to listen to the ocean right outside. Having dinner on our private lanai watching the sunset into the ocean is a must do. Watch for the 'green flash!'

Once you come here you'll never want to go anywhere else.

Free Onsite Parking is limited first come basis. Security is strict & you need Parking Pass from Security.

24 Hour on-site Security and Cameras.

~On site Coin Washer/Dryers.

This Unit is on THIRD FLOOR. There is NO ELEVATOR. Great for security but pack your suitcase light! Forget something? No worries. Walmart & Ross, etc. close by.

THIS IS A NON-SMOKING UNIT AND SMOKE FREE COMPLEX. It is beyond my control & Security will fine for smoking on grounds or unit. NO PETS OF ANY KIND.

~~My unit is individually owned and operated as some are. Unfortunately some of the other units are not as nice as this unit & can give the Kona Islander a bad reputation. We take great pride in our unit to meet our needs & standards & the needs & standards of our guests.~~


Gigi Polk

Member Since 2013
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About Gigi Polk

We put our heart & soul into our Hawaii Unit. It was remodeled with Hawaiiana Design. We retired and moved to Hawaii for the winters. I came from Buffalo, NY & Cape Cod, MA. My husband from Northern CA. This is a golfers paradise (ask my husband... wink wink ;p) as well as a beach tropical dream. We split our time in Kona & Cape Cod. We rent it out when we are not here. Therefore you will find it CLEAN & NEAT with many small appliances for your needs. Although it is small and the kitchen smaller, it meets our needs. Having the Ocean waves right out the door is what makes it so special. Some of these units at The Islander are not up to par as is ours. We take pride in our unit and reputation. The grounds on the other hand are unbelievably gorgeous and tropical Hawaiiana and well kept. Banana trees onsite and occasionally in lobby you can get some local fruit from the trees! We do BBQ very often and meet people at the pool, hot tub area and it is so much fun. It is quiet and security is amazing. 10 CUBIC FRIDGE! fridge with freezer. (see pics) FRIDGE ENVY!!

Gigi Polk purchased this Condo in 2011

Why Gigi Polk chose Historic Kailua Village

Kona is laid back. Not the busy hustle and bustle of the city. It has wonderful restaurants and beaches all over the place. It is hard to decide which one to go to. IRONMAN??!!! WATCH FROM THE ROOM LANAI!!! WALK TO START IN MINUTES!!

What makes this Condo unique

Being Downtown has it's advantages. You can walk to everything & work off all of the great food. Parking is limited so it's great to not even deal with a car. I have a moped for fun. You can rent them downtown too. Visit Black, White & Green Sand beaches on Big Island Hawaii. Walk to a Luau at King Kamehameha Hotel.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • STUDIO


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Beachfront
            • Downtown
            • Near The Ocean
            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront
              OVERLOOKING Ocean Front approx. 100 ft away.
            • Village


                • Adventure
                • Budget
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          On-Site Coin Operated with Bill Changer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          FREE PRIVATE WiFi IN ROOM. This is an added bonus to our Guests to make your stay easier. NO phone.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Small suitable area in condo. Common area in Lobby with couches, etc.
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          On-Site Coin Operated with Bill Changer


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              KITCHENETTE small but has many small appliances to make indoor cooking easy. Remodeled, GRANITE counters, clean & neat. Small Toaster/Oven minimal baking & portable 2 Burner STOVE TOP. NO oven/stove.
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator
                              10 CUBIC FRIDGE! fridge with freezer. (see pics) FRIDGE ENVY!!
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Additional tables and chairs for dining at BBQ/Pool/Hot Tub common area.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 2 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Balcony
                                          Private for 2 with table and chairs overlooking Ocean
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          at BBQ Pool area
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          at BBQ Pool area


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • not suitable for children
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                • Hot Tub


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • luaus
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • 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

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis


                                                                    • Located in the HEART of Downtown Kona. Many Advantages. So much to do and see! Check out the book 'Hawaii: Big Island Revealed' or nicknamed 'The Blue Book' Quiet time, Romance, Adventure, Night Life, It's all at your fingertips. Private in Room FREE WiFi & FREE PHONE to USA & CANADA!! (bring your own PC)

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      58 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      great location, plenty of beach gear, friendly staff

                                                                      Robert M.

                                                                      We had a good time in Kona despite the rain. Went snorkeling and to the volcano and all the way to Hilo. We could walk all through town and the farmers market was interesting. Thanks!😎�

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Mahalo for taking the time to write a lovely review! It was an honor to host you. I am glad you had a lovely time! Please come back again. Warmest Aloha, Gigi

                                                                      Wonderful location, clean, and everything we needed to enjoy our Hawaii vacation.

                                                                      Kurt A.

                                                                      Great pool area with grills, nice community feel. Cliff the night clerk on the property is a great asset. Place really felt like a future home.


                                                                      Dennis C.

                                                                      well maintained grounds, nice clean pool...parking can be a problem..great location..

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Always a pleasure to host you Dennis year after year!

                                                                      Being centrally located downtown oftentimes you don't need a car. I'm finding Uber to be everyone's new best friend. Save money on car rentals too. Vacationing in high season as you are I'm sure has it's parking challenges at times. We tend to go out early in the day and come back get our spot and then just spend the day walking around town, walking to dinner, go to the beach locally or lounging at the oasis of the pool and hot tub on grounds.

                                                                      Hope to see you again next year!

                                                                      Warmest Aloha, Gigi

                                                                      Great value for the beauty

                                                                      Diane H.

                                                                      Wonderful location with a beautiful view!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the ocean front view downtown Kona!


                                                                      Great downtown Kona location in a tropical setting by the ocean.

                                                                      Tiina S.

                                                                      The ocean side owner-managed units at the Kona Islander Inn are our favorite place to stay in Kona. Unit 346 is a nicely set up studio with an upgraded kitchenette by the bath and a desk area. It has fabulous views to the ocean from the third floor lanai (balcony). Since this is right downtown, restaurants are around the corner. There is some noise from the road and sometimes people, but the ocean waves rolling to the shore right across Alii Drive nicely cover it up.

                                                                      Gigi is always very responsive to requests and provides helpful info about the Big Island. Also, we really appreciated the opportunity for a late checkout!

                                                                      Great location for a great price

                                                                      Kelsey d.

                                                                      So many great things about this property: awesome owner, great location, has all you might need for a great vacation. Only note is: take your lodging savings and eat out! Kitchen is good for small things (eggs and coffee in am) and the grill on-site is wonderful for a night of BBQing..but anything more than that and you might start to get tired. Sink is so small and the counter space is minimal. But... just go eat out! there are so many great restaurants in WALKING distance! Thanks, Gigi! We had a great time.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your 5* review! I guess $60 a night was a good deal. And then you can save to go out for dinners. I've had people that live there for 3 to 4 months at a time and like the fact that it's downsized in the kitchen so you can cook just what you need without having all the extras. The plus side is the full size refrigerator which everyone loves.

                                                                      That being said the restaurants are very reasonable and wonderful in the area and who wants to waste time in the kitchen! My favorite time is down at the barbecue at the grill and I do the prep in the kitchen upstairs and bring it down and we meet people from all over the world. I hope you found that as interesting as we did.

                                                                      I'm glad you both had a wonderful time. Much Aloha! Gigi


                                                                      Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

                                                                      Located in the Heart of Downtown Kona. Amazing Snorkeling with exotic fish. Many local Adventure Opportunities & Entertainment. Luau within walking distance. Grab some local flyers in the kiosk as you get off the plane! At night from the lanai there are flood lights illuminating the waves... so neat! This is the island with the Actively flowing Volcano! A wonder of the world. Walk to everything! It's ALL here.

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                                                                      58 Reviews
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