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Perfect Kona Condo! Great Location, Fabulous Ocean View!

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Last updated: 04/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-8 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 3)

This beautiful, one bedroom condominium (700 square feet) is located in building #2 at Kona Makai, a gated condominium complex consisting of 100 units on the sunny Kona coast of the 'Big Island' of Hawaii.

It lacks nothing! The view from the lanai is simply gorgeous and it never gets old watching the Spinner Dolphins frolic in front of the condo.

The condo overlooks the Kona Makai common grounds including pool, Jacuzzi, and gas barbecue grills. The lanai has comfortable plush furniture, so you can relax and watch the cruise ships enter the Kona harbor or watch the dolphins and whales swim offshore, or or just enjoy your morning coffee in peace and quiet. In the afternoon the colorful parasailors are in the area. You may want to give this a try, or use the furnished snorkel gear and snorkel right off of the Kona Makai shoreline. There is so much to enjoy without even having to leave the complex.

All rooms, including the lanai, have Italian tiled floors and ceiling fans. If there is no breeze on the lanai, simply turn on the fan and make your own!

The unit has everything and more! It is tastefully decorated in a light motif, with accent walls, that anyone will enjoy and is continuously updated. Although the unit is air conditioned, a fresh breeze blows through from the bedroom through the open sliding glass doors rarely making the AC necessary. It is located on the second floor, and there is no car traffic in this part of the complex.

This is one of the best equipped condominiums that you will ever find. You do not need to worry about anything. It has plenty of linens and bath towels, beach chairs and beach towels, mens golf clubs, a completely furnished kitchen with new or close to new appliances. The Maytag washer and drier are the best we could find and we even furnish laundry and dishwasher detergent. We also have microwave, dishwasher, disposer, under-counter lighting, stereo, DVD/VHS player, new LCD flat-screen television, and the most comfortable king sized bed you will ever sleep in. We also furnish a nice selection of Hawaiian music CD's and guide books as well as books on Hawaiian culture and history to help you fall asleep.

Kona Makai is a quiet complex, gated for security, and conveniently located 1 mile South of Kailua town on beautiful Alii Drive within easy walking distance to town. The grounds are simply breath taking; the view is indescribable and the colorful gardens are full of every kind of Hawaiian plant one can imagine.

A reviewer for a national travel magazine awarded it 5 stars (out of 5) and described it this way: Kona Makai: the best kept secret in Kona! My wife and I have stayed at the Kona Makai condominiums many times and just love the ocean views and the gorgeous grounds. The guests gather by the pool each evening to watch the gorgeous sunsets. We stayed in building 2, (our building) which is said by the full-time residents to be the best. Such a bargain for Kona!

Need I say more?

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/08/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Ceiling fans in all rooms, Full Sized Stereo, CD Player, Microwave, Comfy King-sized bed, Maytag front-loading Washer & Dryer, Flat Screen Television, plush lanai furniture, Music & Video library, Excellent selection of Hawaiian history & Guide books...moreless


  • Books:

    Great library of Hawaiian culture and history....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Playing cards...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Great selection of Hawaiian music....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    This beautiful condo sits 100 feet from the ocean. You can watch sunsets from the lanai as well as see the cruise ships pull into the Kona harbor....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub


Write a review 5
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 6 - Oct 15, 2017
8 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$840 $2,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.5%


Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. Reservation may be cancelled with full refund up to 45 days prior to arrival at Kona Makai. No refund within 45 days of arrival unless the condo can be rented to another party for all or part of the reserved dates. The refund amount is based on the number of days the condo can be rented. A $200 service fee will apply.

$200 security deposit at time of reservation; total rental fee 45 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/08/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Keahole Kona Hawaii, code KOA
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kailua town
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kona Country Club
Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
Nearest Motorway
Alii Drive
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
kailua town
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Magic Sand

Car: Recommended

The condo is located on Alii Drive, which is the main street that runs through Kailua town. We are 1.25 miles from the center of town, which is an easy walk.

You can take a leisurely walk along the ocean side of Alii Drive and look for the spinner dolphins frolicking near the shore or watch the cruise ships arriving at the Kona harbor.

Stop for some fun shopping on the Boardwalk or try one of the many great restaurants in the area. The Fish Hopper is our favorite and the Kona Inn has a great MaiTai.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Susie and I live in TX when not at Kona Makai. We manage our condo personally so you are not dealing with a rental agent. We have fantastic customers and most of them have rented from us multiple times.

Why the Owner Chose Kailua-Kona, HI, USA:
We fell in love with Kona Makai the moment we saw the beautiful grounds. The view we have from our lanai, and the peace and quiet of Kona Makai are simply unbeatable.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We love having our morning coffee on the lanai and watching the Spinnner Dolphins put on a show for us. During the afternoon we see the colorful parasails and the tour boats, many who snorkel right off shore from Kona Makai, and we do all of that without having to move an inch. At night, we cook on the gas grills down by the shoreline and then watch the sunset while dining on our lanai. Kona Makai has exclusive beauty everywhere you look; it just cannot be topped, and the rental price is extremely reasonable.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/08/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Sunset from our Lanai

    Sunset from our Lanai

  • Jacuzzi Area

    Jacuzzi Area

  • Beautiful gardens

    Beautiful gardens

  • Drop off area

    Drop off area

  • Living area 1

    Living area 1

  • Computer table

    Computer table

  • kitchen


  • Bedroom


  • Bdrm


  • Lava fields

    Lava fields

  • Lava Channel

    Lava Channel

  • Aloha


  • Pool Time!

    Pool Time!

  • Leisure time

    Leisure time

  • Bdrm


  • Condo Lanai

    Condo Lanai

  • Living Area 2

    Living Area 2

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Spacious Kitchen, lots of storage.

    Spacious Kitchen, lots of storage.

  • Bdrm/Closet


  • New Front loaders

    New Front loaders

  • Mauna Ulu Crater

    Mauna Ulu Crater

  • Too beautiful to leave!

    Too beautiful to leave!

VRBO #66225

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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