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Ocean Front Complex, Building #6, watch whales & dolphins

Bedrooms 1
Space 685 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Ocean View, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

Kona Makai is an ocean front complex with pool, hot tub, tennis courts, 3 BBQ's, gated entry at night. Beautiful landscaping, plenty of parking, a clean an quiet complex, you only hear the sound of the ocean, not the traffic. When the ocean is flat there is good snorkeling right in front of complex,

Our unit is easily accessible on the ground floor, no stairs. Elevated view from the lanai of the ocean and pool. We are about 1 mi. from town, easy walking, with wide shoulders on Alii Dr,

Free secure fast WiFi, requires a code.

The living room has a new sofa that makes into a bed. The unit has a washer/dryer, ceiling fans, AC in the bedroom, tile flooring, carpet in the bedroom, we just installed a new 43" Smart TV, and a Blu-Ray DVD player, their also is a TV in the bedroom The dishwasher was replaced, there are plenty of pans, dishes, Keurig Coffee maker, plus a regular coffee maker, new convection oven, toaster, plastic ware for eating/drinking by the pool. A new tower fan for the bedroom and a smaller one for the bathroom.

Eat your meals on the lanai at the table and chairs and enjoy the view of the ocean, with surrounding tropical plants providing privacy., or I have trays you can take your food down to the BBQ area. The lanai has a ceiling fan and light for enjoying your evening outside.

We provide beach chairs, cooler, beach towels, boogie boards, beach bag, snorkeling fins and masks, (no water shoes) beach umbrella, hair dryer, tennis racquets, iron, first-aid kit.

Hawaii Tax# GE 189-130-5472-01

More Details

Claudia & Jim Shukle
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Claudia & Jim Shukle

We have been coming to Kona for 20+ years, we are both avid scuba divers and also love to snorkel. This island is great for shore diving, plus there are several dive shops that have boats for those that like boat diving. We had looked for a condo in this complex for a long time and finally found the one we wanted. The unit has a great view of the ocean and the BBQ's are close, . The unit is stocked with just about anything you need to make meals.

The island of Hawaii is large and has a lot to see, you will need a car to get around, though some people have rented from us and just walked to town or taken the little trolley bus that goes by our condo on Alii Dr. everyday. There is a guide book in the unit that gives good directions to beaches and all the attractions that the Big Island has to offer. The volcano and all the tropical water falls are on the other side of the island. We also own a unit in building #3 on the 2nd floor and it is also listed on VRBO.

Claudia & Jim Shukle purchased this condo in 2013


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 685 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • New lighting, towel racks, new paint
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Complete new bedding, including pillows etc.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Beach chairs, cooler, beach towels, beach bag, fins, masks/snorkels, no water shoes


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Ocean Front Complex, Building #6, watch whales & dolphins
average rating of 4.5675673 based on 37 reviews

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Claudia and Jim for welcoming my husband and I into your beautiful and peaceful home. We had a wonderful anniversary together. We loved the ocean view from the lanai, the kitchen to cook a few meals, the pool for our daily swims, the cozy bed, and the ceiling fans helped a lot. It didn't get too hot at all. It was perfect. And thank you so much for leaving the beach chairs and snorkel gear and towels. IT was a huge help. We also loved how close it was to everything, to downtown restaurant and shops, the snorkeling area, and the magic sands beach. IT was one of our most smooth relaxing trips. We loved every minute. Thank you again! We'll definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue WA

Awesome condo, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Claudia and Jim's. The condo has everything that may be needed for a nice and relaxing holiday including lots of beach gear and even a kettle for tea lovers (which we really appreciated). The bed is also one of the best we've had in a vacation rental. Very nice complex, with water access, which is also rare for Kona. Claudia is a great host, easy and clear communication, very helpful throughout the process. Hope to stay in this unit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear you enjoyed the complex, thank you for your comments about the unit, you are more than welcome to stay again.
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This is a great place to stay and a great location

  • 4 of 5

We found this location perfect for us! We traveled the entire island and think that it was a good base. It worked out well to have a grill available for cooking and we enjoyed the pool & hot tub daily. The ocean view and hearing it each day was fantastic!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great stay

  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellevue, WA


  • 5 of 5

I am an owner at Kona Makai, and I rented this condo for my stepdaughter and her partner when we were over in September. The condo was very well maintained, had everything needed, and they loved their stay. Reasonable price and very responsive owners. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, good to hear they enjoyed the unit, we try and keep the linens etc. updated.
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Great place and came as advertised

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Near to town. The apartment was well set up with a great view of the courtyard and ocean in front. Claudia was very responsive to questions and offered us lots of suggestions about activities. I would highly recommend this to anyone staying in the Kona area.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning $100
Tax Rate 14.25%

When final payment is received, information about the condo codes, directions etc. will be mailed.

Cleaning fee for 3 or more people is $125.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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