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Ocean Front Hawaiian Paradise. Scuba; Snorkle; Deep Sea Fishing; Beaches; Relax!

Bedrooms 1
Space 687 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 30 nights


About the property

1 Bed, 1 Bath, Ground Floor Unit. Pool; Hot Tub; Excercise Facilties; Tennis.

Newly remodeled and renovated ground floor 1 Bed (Queen), 1 Bath, with all new furnishings and flooring in Building 2. Full kitchen with granite counter tops and new appliances. Washer / Dryer in unit. Couch folds out into a bed for your guests. Beautifully maintained grounds with heart shaped swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, cardio and weight room, outdoor cabaña, library, ping pong table, outdoor BBQ's with tables and chairs for dining outside and drinks by pool or ocean. Gated property with ample parking and ocean access. Cable TV and Wifi. Boogie boards are available for use.

Kona Makai condominium complex is 1.5 miles (walking distance) from downtown Kailua-Kona. Enjoy open air markets and locally grown fresh fruits, veggies and Kona Coffee. There are many great restaurants and bars to choose from in the quaint Kailua Town shopping village and Coconut Grove complex.

So many activities and adventures are available on the Big Island! Snorkeling and Scuba diving can be done from the property or from the many beaches within driving distance from the Condo. Other adventures and activities include deep sea fishing, parasailing, whale watching, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, jet skiing, luaus, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, helicopter tours and the list goes on and on.

You can visit the active Kilauea volcano and see active lava flows or go up to the Mauna Loa observatory and tour the telescopes and stay for star gazing after the sun sets.

More Details

James and Karen Coleman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About James and Karen Coleman

Husband and wife team who work hard and play hard. Life long Oregon residents.

James and Karen Coleman purchased this condo in 2015

Why James and Karen Coleman chose Kona Coast

Been going to the Big Island of Hawaii for over 20 years and staying at the Kona Makai Condominium Property. It's construction and location and garden like manicured grounds make it so inviting. Typically very quiet and relaxing non-smoking complex and property.

What makes this condo unique

Right on the ocean this property has a million dollar west facing view with beautiful sunsets. With a nice pool and hot tub, exercise facilities, and tennis courts and a small ocean cove which you can enter the warm pacific ocean all right there - you will soon see what we fell in love with. Close to downtown shops, markets and dinning.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 687 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 , shower
  • Nicely Remodeled
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Couch Folds Into Bed
  • Queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front Hawaiian Paradise. Scuba; Snorkle; Deep Sea Fishing; Beaches; Relax!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier with our stay. James and Karen were easy to work with and very accommodating. The condo was just outside of Kona, so it was away from the noise and traffic, but close enough to have easy access to all that Kona has to offer. It was amazing to watch the sunset from the patio and hot tub. The beds were comfortable, it was clean and well taken care of. Would stay here again! Mahalo!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay.....

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at this complex...great choice.....the grounds were beautiful. The condo was nicely updated everything you need except the food for the fridge.....the pool was spacious lots of room and never crowded...nice BBQ area...we had a great time here..the owners of the condo were great to work with..We are looking forward to our next trip here to KONA and our stay at the Kona Makai....

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Return again next year and receive 10% discount.
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Well appointed unit, has everything you need and more!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful gardens, awesome BBQ area, great pool by the ocean with lots of chairs, friendly guests. Tastefully renovated unit is well located, bed and pullout are most comfortable, well stocked cupboards, even sauces in the fridge for use, limited oceanview from lanai because of foliage.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Hope you can come again soon.
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Great condo, great location, all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Kona is not known for it's beaches. But that's okay, because I'm not so fond of swimming with the fishes. But I do love watching the waves. This condo has a great little swimming pool, a great little hot tub and a wonderful area where you can sit and hang out and watch the waves crashing on the rocks all day and all night long.

The condo is great - bedroom has a king sized bed and a great overhead fan. The living room has a sofa and a love seat and a chair, so no one has to touch anyone else while they lounge under the fan. The balcony/deck has a lounge chair and a table for four, and another fan. Basically if you leave the screen doors open, you never need to turn on the A/C.

Kitchen is well equipped (we left you some bottled water). The BBQs are communal and overlook the ocean, so you may argue over who gets to cook. The washer/dryer was really nice. Really nice. It meant we came to Hawaii for 10 days with carry on, which was a great cost savings ($100/each, at least).

We have a rental car and we have been bopping around the island. There's a great BBQ place 1 mile down the road in one direction, and a whack of stores and restos about 1.5 miles in the other direction. Lots of walkers and joggers. Parking "downtown" isn't cheap. Park up the hill a block or so in a mall parking lot and walk down to the action.

We liked it so much here we actually asked around about how much it costs to buy a condo. I can reassure you that you're getting a great deal.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Island Adventure

  • 5 of 5

First time to,the Big Island. Lots to see and do. This location and the condo itself was perfect. I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking to visit the Big Island. The Howards

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renovated condo in quiet complex

  • 4 of 5

This Kona Makai condo is beautifully renovated top to bottom and comes equipped with all amenities plus more. Ground floor unit makes it very accessible but limits view of the ocean due to plants in the lovely manicured gardens just off the lanai. Lovely communal BBQ and outdoor terrace at the waterfront ; with great snorkeling right off the property. Kona Makai complex is very quiet and kids not potty trained are not allowed in the pool....not the best place for a young family or party-seekers, but everyone we met was very friendly. A decent walk to the restaurant area - we walked every morning for coffee, but would recommend renting a car to access grocery shopping and area attractions. Also to be noted...the free communal WiFi is very poor. It worked half of the time for simple internet searching and email, but not from the bedroom, and not to FaceTime with family at home. There is lots of free internet around if you're willing to walk to Ali'i Marketplace or to Coconut Grove Marketplace. The condo owners are easy to deal with and were wonderful at communicating with us before and during our stay. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Teresa for the review. We are working with the Condo Association to do something about improving the free WIFI. As the use of digital media increases the bandwidth gets gobbled up and it gets increasing more difficult to maintain a connection. We will be putting in a dedicated WIFI router in the condo for guests if the Condo Association is unable to improve their property wide free WIFI. Thank you for the feedback. We look forward to your return trip next year. Mahalo.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Several Options
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Kona Country Club - Mountain Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several Options
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Magic Sands
Car: recommended

There are many activities you can enjoy on the Kona Coast and on the big island of Hawaii - but you can also just sit back, relax, and stay in! The condominium and the Kona Makai complex are a wonderful place to do just that. There are a number of activities you might consider during your stay.

An excellent and often-updated guidebook to the whole Big Island is "Hawaii the Big Island Revealed: the Ultimate Guidebook". (There is a copy for your use in the condo - please keep it indoors and "clean and fresh" for other guests.) You can do a google search for this book and other information and activities that you may be interested in during your stay. If you use Facebook you can search for "Kona Makai Condo" and visit our page and see a variety of photos and activities.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Season
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Iron Man 2017
Oct 4 2017 - Oct 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
New Year Rate
Jan 5 2018 - Apr 4 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Actual$ Exchange Fee TBD $0
Tax Rate 13.25%

This is our second home and we reluctantly have made it available as a rental. Please treat our home as if it were you own. Had it not been for others making their units available, we would have never discovered this beautiful property. It's our hope that making our unit available will ensure others get to experience the magic of the Island and the tranqulity of the Kona Makai.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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