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Our little piece of Paradise! Fabulous view, easy walk to restaurants & shops.

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful 1 bedroom (King), 1 bath, with fabulous ocean view!

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

This beautiful condo 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 plush, comfortable 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 para-sailors are in the area. You may want to give this a try! Or, you may want to head to town and rent a bicycle or snorkel gear and see the beauty of Hawaii's underwater paradise.

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

The unit has everything and more! It is tastefully decorated in a Hawaiian motif, with accent walls, and numerous, custom made, Hawaiian wood carvings. We update and upgrade this beautiful condo every time we are on the island.

The unit has 2 brand new air conditioners when needed, but most of the time, a fresh breeze blows through from the bedroom to the open sliding glass doors rarely making the AC necessary.

Since we are a second floor unit on the quiet side of the complex, we do not have to be concerned about traffic or the constant noise of cars starting.

This is one of the best equipped condominiums that you will ever find and you do not need to worry about anything. It has plenty of linens and bath towels, beach chairs and beach towels, men's 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 furnish laundry and dishwasher detergent. We also have a microwave oven, Kitchenaide dishwasher, under-counter LED 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, 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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More Details

Ellis Mills or Susie Mills
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Ellis Mills or Susie Mills

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.

Ellis Mills or Susie Mills purchased this condo in 2003

Why Ellis Mills or Susie Mills chose Kailua-Kona

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mr. & Mrs. Mills,

We had a wonderful time in Hawaii thanks in part to the wonderful accommodations. Your condo is lovely, the view awesome, and all of the amenities you provide were so appreciated. We didn’t need anything other than food to feel as comfortable as we do at home. The extras available for activities, ice chests, beach mats, snorkels, beach towels, books, .are all that anyone needs to enjoy all that the island has to offer. We would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Thank you!
Dec 2014
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • 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:
  • 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
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


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Our little piece of Paradise! Fabulous view, easy walk to restaurants & shops.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at your condo. The unit is tastefully furnished and was very comfortable. We had breakfast on the balcony every morning enjoying the view of the ocean. The grounds of the complex are carefully maintained and were a real joy to look at every day. If we ever come back to Hawaii, we definitely would like to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sir! We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Mahalo and Aloha
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Wow!!! Another Jackpot

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! Was our first thought when we walked into the condo and double wow once on the lanai looking at the Pacific Ocean, plus it's a beautiful 1 or so mile walk to town.

The owners have gone completely out of the way to make their guest comfortable and giving guest as much as possible the feeling of being at home. Just about anything we needed was available, from seasonings to anything you could think of (within reason). The bed was extremely comfortable, as was the sofa and recliner.

There were no negative surprises, everything worked the way it was stipulated in the description and instructions of the condo. The property manager you mentioned in the condo information was courteous and friendly. He is a "take care of business" kind a guy. We did call on him one time and within a few minutes had resolved a minor issue (not related to the condo).

Everything was just marvelous especially the meeting of other regular guest who had been coming to Kona Makai for many years. The camaraderie was a pleasant opportunity to share personal and traveling experiences.

Negatives regarding Kona Makai, none worth mentioning.

We could go on and on with pleasantry's of the Mills condo at Kona Makai. If we decide to go back to Kona next year they will be first people we contact for lodging.

Mr. & Mrs. Mills, thank you so much for making your condo available to us and having it so clean and neat for guest.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Raymond, thanks for the kind words. You were great guests and we really look forward to your return. Aloha and Mahalo. Ellis and Susie Mills
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Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I really loved the condo! It’s in a perfect location with a beautiful view of the ocean. I didn’t think we’d use the washer/dryer much but boy does it come in handy when coming back a mess from hiking/snorkeling, so that was a big plus. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone visiting the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is the greatest!

  • 5 of 5

The Kona Makai condo complex (and this unit in particular) is a great place to stay in Kona! My husband and I have stayed in this complex four times after many trips staying elsewhere. Now, we won't stay anywhere else. We have stayed in this unit two times, and it will be our first choice in the future.

The complex is beautiful, peaceful, and very well-maintained. It is only about a mile south of Kona town. We have found it very easy to get a chair by the pool, even under an umbrella! The sunset chairs are pretty easy to get as well.

The unit itself is fantastic! It is very clean, decorated in countless three dimensional island-decor pieces, and is very well appointed. Not only are laundry and cleaning supplies provided, there are high-quality Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrellas available for the use of visitors.

The unit has fans in every room and on the lanai, including two new high powered (and quiet) fans in the living room and the bedroom. Though the unit does have air-conditioning, we found using the fans were very comfortable and allowed us to hear ocean sounds through the night.

Ellis and Susie Mills are great owners to work with. They are quick to respond to rental requests as well as questions one might have regarding any aspect of the rental process, from booking through your stay. We simply cannot compliment this unit, the complex, and the owners enough. They are great! We look forward to our next trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Kona Makai Unit!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The condo unit was clean and nicely furnished. This 2nd story unit is in a building that offers a fantastic sunset view. There are plenty of bath and beach towels to warrant leaving yours at home. The only negative was that I was unable to get any radio reception on the stereo unit. No biggie as I had my phone and blue tooth speaker. The owners are more then pleasant to deal with. I highly recommend a stay in this unit and plan on returning again in the years ahead.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent condition, extremely well equipped and fantastic view.

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding condo at a very reasonable rate. Owners easy to work with and it's obvious they take wonderful care of the unit.

The Hawaiian wood carvings and the island decor set this condo apart from others.

All rooms have fans and there is air conditioning if needed. The place has plenty of bath towels as well as beach towels, beach mats, beach chairs with umbrella, coolers and about anything else you may need.

The grounds at Kona Makal are gorgeous and the condo overlooks the pool. You simply can't beat this place.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hapuna Golf Course
Number 3 Restaurant
Lunch Restaurant
Cafe Hapuna
Three Frogs Cafe
Hapuna Beach State Park
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Hot Malasadas Truck
Aloha Deli
Breakfast Restaurant
al Vicolo
Italian Restaurant
Seafood Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
Family Restaurant
Anuenue Ice Cream & Shave Ice
Kawaihae Kitchen
Asian Restaurant
Kohala Burger & Taco
Hamburger Restaurant
Hale Kai Restaurant
Brown's Beach House Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Waikoloa Restaurant & Bar
Island Lava Java Waikoloa
Racha Thai
Thai Restaurant
Under the Bodhi Tree
Vegetarian Restaurant
Pueo's Osteria, LLC
Italian Restaurant
The Blue Room Brasserie
French Restaurant
Juice 101
Juice Shop
Kimo Bean Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Hawaiian Restaurant
Bay Terrace
Buffet Restaurant
Ocean Bar & Grill
Lunch Restaurant
Shiono at Mauna Lani
Sushi Restaurant
Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
Hawaiian Restaurant
Dona & Toni's
Italian Restaurant
Waikoloa Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Honolulu Coffee
Coffee Shop
Island Fish & Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
Kings' Shops
A-Bay's Island Grill
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Lemongrass Express Waikoloa
Asian Restaurant
Paradise Pizza & Grill
Pizza Restaurant
Hawaiian Fish N Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Charley's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Merriman's Big Island
American Restaurant
Red Water Cafe
American Restaurant
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Waimea Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
JoJo's Avenue - Shaved Ice & Treats
Hina Rae’s Sugarshack
Paniolo Country Inn
Parker Ranch Center
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Keahole Kona Hawaii, code KOA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kailua town
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
Alii Drive
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
kailua town
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Magic Sand
Nearest Point of Interest
Kona Harbor
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.45%

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.

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.