1 Bedroom/1 bath with sleeper sofa in Living Room
Ken or Dia Peters
Why Ken or Dia Peters chose Kailua-Kona
Great complex and close to town
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Room with a view
Great launching point from which to visit all the great things the Big Island has to offer, including both locations nearby Kona, and those further away. Particularly enjoyed watching whales from my balcony. No issues or complaints.
The Big Island
Great location but a little dated
The view is incredible
The view is hard to beat, we loved sitting on the Lanai and watching the ocean and the people. We could sit there in comfort with shade and enjoy the ocean. The Condo could use some updated décor and the bathroom could be updated but everything worked and the owners and management is fantastic. Loved the stay and plan on using it again.
Horrible experience at Ken and Dia Peters condo
When we checked in, we were shocked at the condition of the condo.
The carpet was stained and soiled,mold in the shower,futon couch in the living room was
stained and dirty. The outdoor patio furniture was dirty and the cushions were stained.
The microwave was broken with a note telling us to use a portable one on the counter.
The unit had a musty , nasty smell to it.
We called Ken Peters and his response was, “it only needs a deep cleaning”, then he referred us to the management company.
We had to move ourselves to another unit, this unit was fine. Unfortunately, this unit was only available for 6 days, then we had to move ourselves to the third unit. We stayed in this unit for 1 week, and had to move again. Yes, our fourth unit in two weeks.
I tried numerous times to reach Ken Peters, but he never returned my calls.
Ken rents out over 20 units in Kona Reef condo, some belong to him and the rest he rents out for other people. The level of service he delivers, returning phone calls, and the cleanliness of the units is deplorable and unacceptable.
I requested a 3 day refund , for having to move 4 times in two weeks, our request was refused.
In conclusion,, Kona Reef is a great condo, fabulous location and the management team did everything they could to salvage Ken Peters problems.
The view is the thing
This little condo is decent. The view off the lanai is perfect. Room for four on it and the shoreline is charming. It is a beach, but no-one could really get into the water there as its very rocky under the waves. Its a great sound.
I really enjoyed the pool - not hardly anyone using it so I loved the solo swims at night.
Kona is nice if you like a busy waterfront. Lots of people, hotels, shopping, restaurants. I preferred the quieter pace on the Hilo side of the Island, but then in Wisconsin we also have a lot of green and wet. The Kona side is a lot of lava and dry.
The carpet was appallingly dirty. The kitchen had everything we needed - galley style. The bedroom in the back gets hot as the noisy little in-window air-conditioner on the lanai is too far away to help much, it does have a ceiling fan. A good clean up, new a/c, and perhaps faux-wood floors or tile floors would be better. They had some gear - snorkel, couple beach chairs, boogie boards, that we appreciated. We stayed in Hilo, Hawi, and Kona and that allowed easier access to see almost all there is to offer on the BIG Island. It's a great spot to go. Paradise in many ways.
no nonsense relaxing condo
My wife and I enjoyed this no nonsense condo. Even though I gave 4 stars the way to get to another star is the following ---One thing that could be improved is please get a new bed. It really was not comfortable at all. That would be the only thing that would keep me from coming back again. When I am on a relaxing vacation which is what I want when in Hawaii, sleep is probably the most important things and the bed was bad. Also a comfortable couch would be nice also. The one that is in the unit is not really even comfortable to sit on. Our first 2 days on the island rained so we just relaxed and made the best of it, but it was really hard to just lay around on the couch. Great location to be able to walk to anything we needed and a nice view of the ocean.