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77 Steps To The Beach!!! Affordable Romantic Getaway In The Heart Of Kona!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 470 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Gorgeous Studio Condo Close To The Beach, Shopping, Galleries And Restaurants!!

We recently remodeled and the condo is more gorgeous than ever! We just put in a tiled shower which is much larger than the other condos have as well as a bathroom sink. We are one of the only condos at the islander that has a bathroom sink and you don't have to brush your teeth in the kitchen sink! We opened up the floor plan of the kitchen and equipped it with an induction stove top, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, rice cooker, griddle, pots and pans, all dishes are provided and many more conveniences to keep you happy while spending time in paradise! The queen bed is very comfortable with a memory foam topper and nice linens. We also have a hide-a-bed couch that is queen size and is actually vey comfortable to sleep on! We provide a table and chairs to eat in or to write those important postcards to envious people at home... Sitting on the lanai is one of the best parts of the condo with the serenity and peace that it provides. It is warm, even at night and the tiki torches make it very romantic. You can walk and get your exercise with beautiful scenery to take in. Many of our guests don't even rent a car because there is so much to do just within walking distance of the condo. You can whale watch right out your front door and get to the beach in 77 easy steps! The warm sand, sun and water makes it heavenly to just stand there in the water. The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular from this area and every day many people gather around the boardwalk to view and take pictures of the earth's beauty! You can walk to amazing restaurants, bars, beaches, swimming, snorkeling, and when you stroll along the rock wall by the ocean you enter a field of tranquility that is worth the trip to Kona! Don't forget to visit the seahorse museum! You might get to swim with the dolphins at the Waikoloa Hilton resort complex just 20 miles or so up highway 11. One of our favorite things to do is visit the Sheraton at the south end of town (about 4 miles away) and see the manta rays come right up to the shoreline eating plankton for free. While visiting the Big island, you can visit the different resorts and enjoy the luxury and unique experiences they offer. Most all of the resorts offer public access to the beach and welcome visitors to come into their restaurants, shops and galleries! Whale and dolphin watching is wonderful but seasonal. The fishing is excellent - my husband and i caught 3 ahi over 100 pounds each! Mine was 157 1/2 If you have any questions, just ask!

Barbee and Dan Goles
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Barbee and Dan Goles

We bought this lovely condo in 2003 and have enjoyed offering a gorgeous, clean place at an affordable rate. I grew up in Oregon and graduated from Lane Community College and was a Paralegal for many years. Dan is from Butte, Montana and ran several successful businesses, including City Transfer and Storage as wll as a 6 plex apartment building and many rental houses. I am an inactive Hawaii real estate agent and I am also a Property Manager for numerous other properties in Montana. My husband, Dan, and I live in Oceanview, Hawaii, about 45 miles away from the condo. This makes it very convenient to the guests if there is any special request that they may have as we are local owners! Previously to getting our dream to come true to live in Hawaii year round, we owned and operated Living Stones Granite and the Beveled Mirror Gallery in Butte, Montana. We have a special love for our Saviour and enjoy offering quality, affordable housing to our visitors! We love serving people and are trustworthy and honest. Many of our guests return again and again and become our friends!

Barbee and Dan Goles purchased this condo in 2003

Why Barbee and Dan Goles chose Kona Coast

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! Amazing location in the heart of all the activities of Kona! The beach is close by and there just isn't road noise or too much surf noise! Our garden view is spectacular! Just sitting on the lanai and enjoying the warmth of the sun, the tiki torches at night, the sights and sounds are going to linger in your mind and revisit you again and again! The ambience of OLD HAWAII IS EVERYWHERE on this property. The numerous banana trees, sweet smelling plumeria flowers, gorgeous tea leaves, the landscaping is kept clean and pristine with our excellent helpers. The pool is very clean and the jacuzzi was recently replaced and is very relaxing and inviting! There is a bar-b-que that is right by the pool. 77 steps and your feet are in the Pacific Ocean, with warmth and sand greeting your feet! You can walk along the rock wall and listen to live music from several locations or just watch marvelous sunsets. Or perhaps go shopping at the many quaint shops right next door to the condo. Great restaurants and bars are also right next door! No driving or risk of tickets! We also have discount taxi service available - just ask!

What makes this condo unique

Many guests have commented how much they loved just sitting in the comfortable captain's chairs on the lanai and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. We offer you an amazingly comfortable bed with memory foam mattress to lull you to sleep. We also steam clean after each guest the entire condo so we offer a unique difference with the safety and security of your health in mind. The Flat screen tv on the wall is equipped with Cable and HD programming and you can watch DVDs on the player provided. The decor is warm and welcoming, you will feel like you are home and not in a cold motel environment. We are one of the only condos in the complex that has a bathroom sink rather than doing your personal effects in the kitchen sink. Our tiled shower is our latest addition and we are pleased with the cleanliness and beauty it added! Of course, Wi Fi is in the condo at your fingertips.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 470 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom sink in the bathroom! Not all condos have this.
  • Gorgeous remodeled bathroom with large, tiled shower and a sink in the bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable!
  • Studio condo so no private bedroom. Excellent mattress with Memory Form Mattress and nice linens for a great night's sleep. Also a Sofa Sleeper pull out queen size bed which is surprisingly comfortable.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Remember this is the Big Island, not Oahu, and you will love the 'local' flavor of the Big Island. Many of our guests prefer to rent a car only part of their vacation because it is so much fun and exciting in Kona and just about everything is walking distance. We do offer discount taxi service as well so just ask. We welcome you to our beautiful island and gorgeous, affordable condo. You won't be sorry, this is a very special experience awaiting you.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

77 Steps To The Beach!!! Affordable Romantic Getaway In The Heart Of Kona!!!
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
Golden, CO

Great Small Condo for Touring the Kona Side

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. We stayed for 7 nights. We never really took advantage of the beaches right in from of the condo, but we drove to different beaches North and South of Kona. This was a great basecamp for all our day trips. Our young kids really enjoyed the pool, which is right in front of the condo. There are lots of restaurants to choose from within a 5 minute walk. The condo is right in the middle of the trendy downtown area, but it is still very quite.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Cozy suite, easy walk into the town and the amenities are great!

  • 4 of 5

We were 2 couples exploring the Big Island and only stayed one evening. The pull-out couch is very comfortable. The location was perfect for us to walk down to the town on the shore's edge and the market is in a parking lot right nearby as well. We only had a small hiccup with the air conditioning, but managed to get it working. Barbee is very quick at getting back to you regarding any questions or concerns. The condo was very clean and they were very efficient with the space. Be sure to catch the sunset from the beach! And also take a chance to enjoy the pool to cool off after a hot day. Definitely would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

We (3) stayed in this unit for 3 nights and found it as enjoyable as it was a year ago. The pull out couch served as a great place to sleep in addition to the existing bed. As the description says, the bathroom is a step up from some other units we have stayed in at the complex and having a sink in it is great, rather than always using the kitchen one. Tiling is lovely. It is situated so that there is no direct sun on the lanai which is welcome as it can get very hot otherwise. Lovely view of the amazing palms, ginger plants, plumeria trees, a bit of the pool as well. The unit is well maintained and we would recommend it as a great location to stay in Kona. Easy to walk anywhere. Owners were very responsive in communicating with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Location for Ironman participants

  • 5 of 5

This condo was good equipped for competitors, who would like often cooking her own meals. It was centrally located in Kona at the Alii Dr., 500 meters to the Kona pier (swim start). Very nice and beautiful garden, classic hawaiian ambiente and lanai. I stayed here for 4 weeks during the Ironman and for holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot

  • 4 of 5

This place was perfect for our needs and the location is ace. It's quiet, yet just a very short stroll down to beach, restaurants and shopping centres. The interior of this condo imparts the essence of a cool palmy breeze, which is great on a hot day. The owners are very helpful as with the main office at kona islander inn. I'd re- book.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kona Islander Inn

  • 5 of 5

Condo was absolutely perfect location for my conference. Great walk down the street and right next door to the church. Unit was clean, Bed was comfy. Unit had everything I needed to make my stay wonderful. Staff at the front desk was very helpful.

Thanks so much for your hospitality. Hope to see you next year.


  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Right new door - walking distance!!
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Bubba Gumps across Alii Drive/Lava Java next door
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Just across the street! 77 steps away!!!
Car: not necessary

77 Steps to the Beach! This condo is located right in the heart of Kailua Kona. You can walk to just about anything you want to do. Shopping, restaurants, swimming, snorkeling, whale watching. I love to visit the SEAHORSE MUSEUM on the way to the airport. This was the first seahorse museum and to date there are only TWO in the world! I love just going out of the condo, meandering through the amazing vegetation on the property and walking up and down the rock wall which separates you from the ocean across Alii Drive. It has a different charm morning, noon and night. Right across the street is the sand beach which is pleasant to sit on and watch the surfers or the sunset. Be sure to plan a day when you visit the volcanoe. It is about 90 miles from Kona but plan on spending 3 to 3 1/2 hours driving there. It is slow going through the curves but a lovely drive through an amazing change of scenery and climates. The visitor'scenter is very informative and a must do before going to the crater. You will also LOVE Hookena Beach Park, about 30 miles from Kona going toward the Volcanoe. It is some of the best snorkeling and swimming on the island. You can also often see dolphins spinning and jumping through the water. When it is whale season you will be in for a treat to witness these majastic beings. It has brought tears to my eyes more than once watching a whale breach the ocean...Let us know your amazing adventures so we can share them with other guests...


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $49 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

If there is a concern about the damage deposit or you wish to split up the payments with 1/2 down now at booking and the balance 30 days before arrival, please call us, Barbee and Dan Goles, 808-987-6568, and we will do our best to work out the details with you. Aloha!

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