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Top Floor Cozy Condo Nestled Among Tropical Kailua Kona Treetops

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Tastefully designed newly upgraded end unit with partial ocean views!

Tastefully designed and newly upgraded reflecting quality and comfort, this top floor cozy condo is nestled among the tropical treetops, with private lanai and peek-a-boo views of the ocean. My wife and I affectionately call our unit #322 the Kona Dove. It is, in our opinion, one of the more desirable units in the Kona Islander Inn complex; ours is a top-floor unit, away from the traffic noise of Alii drive and Kuakini Highway, but close enough to hear soothing surf sounds at night. Our west-and-south facing lanai has an extra-expansive and open view since our unit is also a corner unit. And my wife Therese is an artist and designer- we keep our unit lovely and clean inside!

Kona Islander Inn studio condo description

This newly upgraded, top floor end unit features:

• Interior artfully designed in hardwood and woven rattan “island style” furnishings, end table, large dresser, café table with two chairs, and an accent chair for additional seating.

• Tropical morning sun pours onto your lanai, where you can sip your smoothie and contemplate your day. We’ve added a new patio table, chairs and pull down sun-shade

• one comfy Queen-size bed.

• Fully equipped kitchenette with brand new microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, electric skillet, cutting boards, dishware, serve-ware and utensils.

• A quality 40” inch flat screen TV with remote and free cable. High speed internet available in reception/lobby area.

• Cozy upgraded bathroom with new modular shower and chrome fixtures with pocket door off of kitchen for privacy, hair dyer and extra towels.

• A lovely bedroom/living area with sliding glass doors that lead out to your private lanai.

• New air conditioner with remote control.

• Spectacular location in the heart of historic Kailua Kona Town, in close proximity to beaches, snorkeling, cafes, shopping, dining and farmer’s produce and artist’s market. Just a few steps through the garden to the pool/Jacuzzi area where there are two gas BBQ grills for your use.

More Details

Property Manager
Dave Scott
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Dave Scott

Therese and Dave have been happily married since August 2001 and live in San Francisco. Dave is a free-lance musician who has recorded and toured with Boz Scaggs and Rosemary Clooney. Therese works at the DeYoung museum in Golden Gate Park!

Dave Scott purchased this condo in 2014

Why Dave Scott chose Kailua-Kona

Recommended years ago by a dear friend who lives in Kona, we immediately fell in love with this very special property - with its lush tropical gardens, Hawaiian-style charm, unbeatable oceanside location and value! We've been staying here exclusively for years as renters; now as new owners, we are excited to share it with others!

What makes this condo unique

Top floor end unit; private lanai with peek-a-view views of the ocean; one comfy queen-size bed; newly renovated; 40' wall-mounted flat-screen TV with cable; peacefully situated within the bustling energy of downtown.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • new modular shower and chrome fixtures
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , One comfy Queen-size Bed!
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Top Floor Cozy Condo Nestled Among Tropical Kailua Kona Treetops
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 36 reviews

Right where you want to be

  • 5 of 5

This is a very conveniently located condo for staying in Kona. You can walk the whole main strip from this location. It was clean and well stocked with anything you might need. Great location and great view.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo! We love our Unit 322 "Kona Dove", are pleased you enjoyed it too!
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Kona 1/10-1/12/2018

  • 4 of 5

We are from Boston enjoying time in Oahu and Big Island on this trip. This little bungalow is a perfect spot for a couple - right in the heart of old downtown Kailua and very affordable. We loved the proximity to Huggo's - great spot for a sunset drink, walking distance to Kona Brewery (we went twice - yummiest pizza and Lemongrass beer!), and beautiful area for a morning run. We loved Island Java for breakfast with a view. Overall loved Kona and this spot was affordable, cute, and perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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place is very cute and I felt at home for my 8 Days there!

  • 5 of 5

The property is a great location! Very walkable. You can see the attention to detail and pride of ownership, I would definitely rent this again. I had 2 minor inconveniences that were taken care of immediately. Was a great homebase while I was there. Mahalo

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Karen! Great pleasure to have you as our guest! Aloha!
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Some good and some bad

  • 4 of 5

Generally it was good, clean and comfortable. After-hours checkin was easy, and the owner phoned me to make sure I'd received the instructions for getting in. The deck is lovely. The internet worked well.

There's no sink in the bathroom however - just a kitchen sink in the small kitchen area outside the bathroom. This made it difficult to use the bathroom and kitchen at the same time, and there's nowhere to put toiletries except on the kitchen counter, which then made it difficult to use the counter space. There was no mirror at the sink for shaving. There's also a lack of privacy with this set-up. The water was hot at some times, and cold at others, and we seemed to have little control over it.

We enjoyed our stay here overall, but with the options available in this complex would probably pick a different place next time with an updated kitchen and bathroom.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 4-star review and positive and helpful suggestion! We will install a mirror over the sink, that is a great idea! We take great pride in our bright, lovely, end-unit "Kona Dove" (new shower unit, new AC, new TV all installed last month, and new kitchen countertop installed in April)! Mahalo!
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  • 4 of 5

staying here we were able to walk to restaurants and stores very easily. Everyone staying here was very friendly and happy to be in Hawaii which was very nice to see. It was a quick drive from the airport.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo! E hoʻi hou mai! (Come back again soon!)
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A fantastic location, convenient to Kailua Bay and Kailua-Kona's main drag. Apartment not so good.

  • 2 of 5

We took full advantage of the location: easy access to a good coffee shop for breakfast and dinners at Mi, an excellent restaurant. On site parking was a huge plus. The apartment really needs a rehab. Noisy AC plus an ineffective stand-up fan did not make for a great night's sleep. Bathroom needed a good scrub and it's exhaust fan was deafening. Decor was tropical drab and even dingy. New flatscreen TV and good in-room internet access were definite pluses. This is a good place to stay only if you minimize your time in the room.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh goodness! My wife Therese and I passionately and respectfully disagree, full-throated, with every point in this review, with the exception of the fan noise in the bathroom which we replaced IMMEDIATELY upon learning of its failure, which was thru this review. Let the photos show how clean, tidy, bright, and lovely our fantastic "Kona Dove" is! And let our dozens of 5-star reviews speak for the quality of our "Kona Dove, as well as our dedication to prompt action to please our guest's concerns!
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bongo Ben's Island Cafe
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
Kuakini Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Island Lava Java Bistro
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
White Sands Beach Park
Car: not necessary

Kailua-Kona has the sunshine! The weather on this side of the Big Island can best be described as eternal springtime. Quite simply, it's almost always warm and wonderful. Kona has the calmest, clearest water in the state. This side also has the best beaches on the island, with some, such as Hapuna, consistently rated in the top five in the United States. All this adds up to a traveler's delight, one of the reasons that the Kona side has such a high visitor repeat ratio. Our personal favorite local activities in the area include snorkeling, Farmer's Market, local shopping, Kahaluu Beach Park, Kealakekua Bay, (Captain Cook Monument), Place of Refuge, Kua Bay, whale and dolphin watching, and Kona coffee tasting at local mills.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $49

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.