About the property
- Condo630 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 14 nights
Fresh & Charming Remodel w/ Great Ocean View, close to town and beach
What's not to love? Imagine the big smile on your face when you walk through the door of this freshly renovated, top-floor, jewel of a condo... a place you get to call your Kailua-Kona "home" away from home.
You're gonna love it! Enjoy the "local-style" ambience of being in-town, while having a great ocean and beach view. The “in town” walk-to-everything location next to a public beach is super convenient and offers a slice of real life. From sunbathers to yoga classes, to picnics and people-watching, the beach scene offers something new to look at every day.
You'll be charmed by the beachy, tropical eclectic decor -- a blend of retro "Hawaiiana" with a touch of understated whimsy. Enjoy the top-quality finishes, selected to convey a simple warmth as well as durability. The expanded kitchen features bamboo cabinets, white "cloud-like" quartz countertop, art glass backsplash, and shell mosaic pendant lighting. The bathroom was inspired by the colors of sand and sea, and has a custom walk-in shower that features a rain head, bamboo glass panel and handy corner seat. Sturdy bamboo-pattern vinyl flooring ties everything together to complete the natural ambience. Your top-floor lanai is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast, or watch the waves and beach activities. You might be inspired to head on down to the beach, where you can picnic, wade, swim, snorkel or maybe even join a yoga class. The condo comes equipped with back-pack style beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach towels and more for your convenience.
You will also enjoy the convenience of:
o FREE password-protected, high speed WIFI signal
o Digital Cable TV package
o Bluetooth Sound Bar
o Free land line long distance calling to U.S. and Canada
o In-unit washer/dryer
o Elevator access from parking garage to the patio level (but you have to walk several paces from the elevator, then up 8 stairs to the condo level. If you require "no stairs", unfortunately, my condo is not a good choice for you).
But as much as you will enjoy the amenities of the condo, (... did I mention the super-comfy, firm memory-foam, gel-top king-size mattress?...) you didn't come all the way to Kona to stay indoors! There is so much to do and see. You'll want to spend some of your time chillin' at the oceanfront swimming pool. We have one of the nicest pool/recreation areas in town--with plenty of lounge chairs, whirlpool spa, barbecues and shady pavilion.
Kona Reef has one of the most convenient locations on the Kona Coast, and is just a short walk to shopping, restaurants, bars and entertainment.
It is a 5 to 10 minute walk to:
o Honl’s Beach (right next door!)
o Luau at the Royal Kona Resort
o Bars and restaurants
o Bicycles for rent
o Coffee Shops
And just a few more minutes to:
o Farmer’s Market
o Art Galleries
o More shops and restaurants
o Hulihee Palace
If you are the adventurous type, you will want to do some sight-seeing and exploring. There is so much to choose from:
o Zip Line
o Deep Sea Fishing
o Helicopter Tours
o Stand Up Paddle (SUP)
o Volcano National Park
o Pu'u Honua (City of Refuge) National Park
o Botanical Gardens
o Coffee Tasting
o Farm Tours (Coffee, Chocolate, Vanilla...YUM!)
o and more!
Whatever your preference, the Big Island offers plenty of fun in the sun, and you couldn't pick a better home base than this lovely top floor condo at Kona Reef.
This is more than a hotel room… it's my downtown oceanfront getaway and I like nothing better than staying at the unit when it is not booked. My home is your home, and I love it when guests tell me a little about themselves when making a booking request.
The calendar allows reservation requests up to 6 months in advance. If your travel plans are further in the future, I can open up some dates for you... Just send me an inquiry!
Thanks for looking and thanks for booking!
About the Air Conditioning:
There is an 18,000 BTU window unit in the living room, installed "new" in December, 2017 and it works great! The A/C is on a 6-hour timer due to the high cost of electricity in Hawaii. (At approx. $0.45/kwh, our electricity is probably triple or quadruple the cost in your locality.)
Aloha Pacific Realty RB-20355
GE-200-298-0864-01/ General Excise Tax (GET) ID#
TA-200-298-0864-01 / Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT) ID#
Top Floor Beachfront/Impeccable Remodel/ A/C /Free Wifi/KingBed/Walk to Town/
Marni Shirley, RB
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 14, 2018
About Marni Shirley, RB
I am the owner of the property and a licensed Real Estate broker. I've been living in Kona and working as a full-time Realtor for almost 2 decades. I am happy give you recommendations for SCUBA, snorkeling, beaches, social dancing, restaurants and local activities. I love Kona and can't think of a better place to live or vacation. I purchased the condo in mid-2017 and spent most of the 2nd half of the year completely remodeling. It is renovated and decorated just the way I wanted. I love it, and I hope you will, too! :-) Mahalo and aloha, Marni Aloha Pacific Realty RB-20355 GE-200-298-0864-01/ General Excise Tax (GET) ID# TA-200-298-0864-01 / Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT) ID#
Marni Shirley, RB purchased this Condo in 2017
Why Marni Shirley, RB chose Hōlualoa
Concrete construction, oceanfront swimming pool, walk to shops and restaurants, Kona Reef is a super popular location. I like the view of the coast, and all the happenings at the beach. I love staying at the condo as my convenient in-town, oceanfront getaway when it's not booked!
What makes this Condo unique
You can enjoy "local-style" ambience of being in-town, while having a great ocean and beach view. From yoga classes to sunbathers to picnics, the beach view offers a different scene every day. Welcome to Hawaii!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing condo and location
Great place to stay, loved all the small attention from Marni. The unit is very well decorated and made us fell in Hawai’i not just in another condo. The view of the beach from the Lana’i is amazing. Snorkeling at Two Step during the day. Hanging out in Kona in the evening.
Super condo, près de Kona ( distance de marche) très bien décoré et une hôtesse très attentionnée. Vue sur la mer spectaculaire.
Thank you so such a wonderful and amazing place to stay on our Big Island Adventure! You can immediately tell how much thought Marni put into her rental in making it the ideal place to stay. The place really has everything you need. A few touches that my girlfriend and I enjoyed were all the available plugs and USB chargers, fully stocked kitchen (even to-go cups!), beach gear, plenty of towels, and the smart layout (see if you can find the electric panel). If you're like me, then your idea of a vacation is waking up and sipping coffee on a balcony overlooking the ocean every morning, which is exactly what we did. My only regret is not heeding one of the rules of the land... pull over for sunsets! I look forward to recommending this place to my friends and family, and staying there again in the future. Until then, happy travels.
Great place to stay in Kona
Near the action but still quiet and secluded. We loved the view of the ocean from the lanai, and the unit is beautifully furnished and very well-equipped. The owner managed to be helpful without being intrusive, which is not always an easy balance to find! We would definitely stay here again.
Our stay here exceeded our expectations
Nicely renovated,well appointed accommodation with all furnishings and conveniences including beach accessories.
Great location on the waterfront facilitating quiet early morning walks along the sea wall. Easy walk to great restaurants and shopping.
After 20 hrs of travel we found the instructions and access to the condo easy to follow.
Communications with Marni were welcoming and she went above and beyond for us.
All of the above contributed to a relaxing, wonderful holiday.
Mahalo Marni !! 🙂
I'm glad you had a good time staying at my beachfront getaway! Come again!
Perfect getaway in Kona
When I booked with Marni for Kona Reef Beachfront Getaway, I was a little hesitant as there had been no reviews up to that point. Am I glad I booked with Marni!
The suite is next to a popular beach, offset from the road a bit facing a beach park. There's a bit of "sound" from the locals who like to use the park plus a bit of traffic noise but nothing obtrusive. Plus it was just fun watching the locals use the park including morning yoga from the comfort of the lanai.
The suite has a great new TV, sound bar to connect to your bluetooth devices, BRAND NEW washer and dryer. A well thought out kitchen with almost every appliance you could ask for (only a coffee grinder missing for you coffee snobs), even some spices, aluminum foil, Saran wrap round out the kitchen. The condo was recently renovated and the theme is tasteful but not tacky Polynesian. The shower is downright luxurious (sorry no bathtub for those who like to soak - use the common hot tub instead).
This being a top floor suite means you have to walk a bit more to get to the quietest floor. The farmers market is about a 15-20 minute stroll. The four gas BBQs by the pool get super hot. The common pool area is secured so you can be sure no rift rafts will come in.
The beach next to the condo is a bit rocky so please use reef booties. I found entering at the far south end of the beach the easiest. If you swim far out enough in the bay (watch for strong currants) you might see the pod of dolphins that frequent to bay along with boat tours that chase after the poor creatures.
Kona Reef Beachfront Getaway gets five stars for location, interior, stunning view of the ocean, value, and Marni's always prompt responses to any of my questions. Mahalo Marni for being such a great hostess!
Thanks for the detailed review... What? No coffee grinder? How did I overlook that and no one mentioned it sooner? This is Kona Coffee country!!! You'll be glad to know that oversight has been corrected. Please visit again. The coffee's on me! :-)
Great location and a super welcoming host!
My husband and I had an awesome stay at Marni's place. We had a small welcome package and a note that welcomed us into the home! (It's sure good to see these things after you've been flying and stuck in line at your rental car dealer!). What was unique with our stay was Marni had just replaced the washer and dryer. We didnt end up using it, but i was very happy to see her work around her schedule just to put those in prior to our arrival (and even before everything was in place for them).
The bed was very comfortable and those dim-able light (and adjustable fan levels) were a surprise and awesome. The lanai is loaded with swimming gear, though the masks didnt fit us the best. We couldn't even use all the gear! The kitchen is very inviting for us to cook, all the kitchen utensil basics were provided (and more!) Detailed thoughts like providing to luggage racks, usb outlets, and a mat to put our luggage on for the bed were appreciated. The location is awesome, we were able to walk to our Luau at Royal Kona, go back and grab stuff between beaches, and it sits right outside downtown, which means, you skip out on the traffic jams during evening time. Only thing was, if the tissue wasn't 1-ply, it would have made it that much better. Overall, great place to stay at for an affordable price! Too bad we couldn't spend more time here.
Funny you should mention the tissue... I just bought a ton of tissue at Costco and will restock the condo at the next vacancy. I'm glad you had a great time. Come back soon.