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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

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 Kailua-Kona

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
  • 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
While many guests and some owners are of the younger generations, most owners and guests are mature adults.


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Ocean Front Hawaiian Paradise. Scuba; Snorkle; Deep Sea Fishing; Beaches; Relax!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

The property is beautiful and the condo is lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! The property is immaculate and the condo is lovely! We loved the location and having access to all the beach equipment is great! James could not have been more helpful and accommodating with us! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We are glad you had a great time. We hope you do come back. Mahalo!
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Eagle River, Alaska

Good location in Kona, met our needs for a quiet home base to return to after a full day!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as advertised, easy to get to, and well stocked so we could cook at night after a day of exploring. Communication with the owners was easy, as was parking, and the surrounding grounds were beautiful. Absolutely no complaints!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable space

  • 5 of 5

James and Karen were very responsive with any questions we had. We very much enjoyed their condo unit, which was easy to come and go out of, and also pleasant to spend a couple hours playing board games or reading on the lanai.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the Kona Makai Condo. We hope you come back again in 2018.
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Surprise for Parents

  • 5 of 5

This condo was a surprise trip for my parents. We needed a ground floor unit for my mom and this condo was perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Glad you and your parents enjoyed their time at the Kona Makai. Hope to have you back again soon.
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Beautiful, clean, functional, well situated

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Kona Makai. That is a beautiful property and it is very well-maintained. That is clear for us that if we would come back, we would come back at the exact same place!

The only drawback is that there were workers installing solar panels on the roof, and they were beginning pretty early in the morning. Their machinery was noisy. They seemed to be pretty advanced in their work so it will be ended when you'll come. Moreover, that's for a good cause!

Thank you so much !

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you staying with us! Hope to see you again next year. If during a normal season rate period, return guests get 10% off. The Coleman's
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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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Actual$ Exchange Fee TBD $0
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
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.