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Stunning Studio In Heart Of Kailua Kona

Bedrooms Studio
Space 380 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This Totally Remodeled (2013) Studio Condo Is 100 Steps From A Beautiful Beach ,

This beautiful second story end unit condo is remodeled (Sept 2013) from top to bottom making it one of the top 10 units at the Islander! Amenities include memory foam queen-size murphy bed, kitchenette including a full sized refrigerator, microwave, induction cook top, toaster oven, coffee maker and all utensils. Ceramic tile entry, bath and dressing area with large closet and mirrored doors. All bed and bath linen, beach towels, beach mats and beach chairs and included!

Dine on the beautiful lanai overlooking the lush tropical gardens, or dine in while watching a great movie on new flat screen TV. Condo has air conditioning, in room private high speed internet. Curl up after a day out in two over stuffed comfy chairs with a good book from the in room library or library in the visitors lobby.

Kona Islander is located in the heart of Kona Town. One hardly needs a rental car. Walk to numerous restaurants, shops, beaches and farmers market for fresh island produce.

Take the wiki-wiki bus the beautiful Magic-White Sands beach, or world class snorkeling spot Kahaluu beach, or movie theaters, or KTA Supermarket, or the International market place, or Target and Ross Clothing. It’s all so convenient to the Islander!

100 steps from the condo is a beautiful seating beach to enjoy the sunset, or 100 steps to the fabulous pool/ hot tub/ BBQ area to sunbath and lounging.

The condo was designed comfortably for two people.

As required by Hawaii state my tax ID number is W78977595-01

More Details

Bill Skipworth
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Bill Skipworth

Living in Hawaii for 3 years now. Nothing better than living in paradise!

Bill Skipworth purchased this studio in 2012

Why Bill Skipworth chose Kailua-Kona

My folks have been coming and staying at the Islander for a few years and I always thought about buying a unit for friends to come and visit and stay. It's a beautiful spot and so conveient to town and activites.

What makes this studio unique

I remodled my condo from top to bottom. Took 6 months and I'm really pleased with the outcome!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay at the Kona Islander Inn. The place was clean and had lots of amenities to use during our stay: big beach towels, boogie boards, parasol, a big cool bag, etc. The kitchen had everything we needed, too. It was also very easy to get free parking for our rental car. The area itself is nice, lots of restaurants and shopping close-by but not too loud or crowded. There is also a nice, private pool area in the Kona Islander Inn itself and you can use washer and dryer for a few quarters just a few doors away. We traveled with our 4-year-old who used the extra air-bed, which was - according to him - super comfy. We had some problems with the shower during our stay but Bill was very eager to find a quick solution, which was great.
Aug 2014
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Kailua-Kona Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 380 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Stunning Studio In Heart Of Kailua Kona
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 32 reviews

clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and spacious for a studio. The location was perfect and I enjoyed the properties facilities, nice pool and hot tub. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melody, thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back anytime. Mahalo Nui, Bill
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Great studio at the islander! Perfect location! Short walk to ABC stores, restaurants and beaches

  • 5 of 5

Bill’s unit is great! It’s an updated condo at the Islander. The owner supplies you with a lot of amenities such as kitchen accessories and beach gear. You get a full fridge, toaster oven, microwave and induction top. Plus he stocks it with plates, cups and silverware. The islander has a pool and hot tub :) nice place to relax. Perfectly located in town. Walking distance to ABC stores, restaurants and beaches. Highly recommend Bill’s condo :)))

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back anytime! Mahalo Nui
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perfect location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this studio for more than a month for work & pleasure and it was quite enjoyable. The location in Kona cannot be beat with being across the street from the water and being in close walking distance to a big selection of great restaurants and bars. Perfect location for a relaxed vacation for 1-2 people.

The studio is oriented well so that the balcony stays shaded and cool facing the well vegetated courtyard. The studio has a sturdy lockable gate/screen door so you can leave the front and balcony doors open for airflow in the evenings, and this kept the studio very cool and comfortable for most of my stay. I used the AC sparingly on occasion, mostly in the daytime. The AC unit is overall pretty loud for sleeping, so for particularly hot nights without airflow, earplugs are useful. I would say the AC would be completely unnecessary if the overhead fan worked properly. I could not get the overhead fan to operate past a very very slow speed. (The fan remote worked for the light, but did not change the fan speed). I would recommend to fix this overhead fan or a small portable fan for the unit.

The studio was well equipped with everything I needed plus more. The kitchen and bathroom were generously equipped. The private high-speed internet was excellent for work and for streaming, and I even watched a hockey game one night on the TV. The balcony has a selection of beach gear like fins, snorkels, bodyboards, etc.

Parking--Slight drawback for this location is that there is not enough spaces for tenants at the property, so if you come back in the evenings there will be no parking left and you will need to park on the street. Luckily there is really plenty of parking on the street on the mauka side (island inward direction) of the property, but can be annoying if you have a bunch of luggage or gear and you're trying to offload late and don't want to walk. There was plenty of parking right in front of the studio during the day.

I would definitely stay at this location again. It was fairly priced, clean, well-equipped, and an just the perfect location for a relaxed stay in beautiful Kona.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This property really does have everything at your fingertips. It was easy to go out and enjoy all of Kona. The condo was comfortable and adequate. The only thing I would use as criticism would be in the bathroom. The curtain in the shower was hard to spread across the length as it isn't actually a proper showering curtain, but a window covering and the fan is also very weak for ventilation. We would most definitely rent this again!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and central but needs improving

  • 3 of 5

This is a lovely property, however, we didn't find the front desk very helpful or friendly.

In our opinion, the mattress and pillows were too soft. Darker curtains would be nice for a sleep-in.

The air conditioner is sooooo loud and old and the speed for the ceiling fan only seems to work on low. If it worked on a higher speed we would have been happy to only use that sometimes.

It was nice and central; walking distance to shops. Bill will give you some tips on things to do etc.

Make sure you book a taxi to the airport the night before if you're on an early flight as there aren't many in town and there's nobody at the front desk to help.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry you had such a miserable stay at my little Hawaiian condo. I pride myself of having a 4.9 rating on both travel sites. Most people find my memory foam bed nice and comfy. Too bad it's not to your liking. Room air conditioners are inherently a little noisy, as they all are in all hotels and motels. It's just the nature of the Beast. I find it best to open the sliding glass door and the front door and let the gentle trade breezes cool the condo at night. Again, I'm sorry you had such a dismal stay. I wish you the best in finding more suitable accommodations in your future travels.
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Awesome studio in heart of Kailua Kona

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this studio in Feb 2017 for 4 nights. It had everything we needed for our stay from the full size fridge to the beach gear, it was awesome. The queen Murphy bed was super comfortable. Sitting on the balcony was very private. Lots of trees and greenery to look at. The Kona Islander Inn is older but has lots of character. This studio has been renovated and is a charming place to stay. lots of room for 2 people. Bill was great to deal with and responded promptly to any questions.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Damage Deposit $100

The Kona Islander is a no smoking property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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