69 SPECIAL BEST LOCATION KONA OCEANFRONT

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living areaview down hallway to bath and kitchenetteview to lanaitropical poolview to complex from beach our beach parkpick flowers from your lanai
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From $69 / night

69 SPECIAL BEST LOCATION KONA OCEANFRONT
Condo
0 bedrooms
4 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Condo
Per night: $69 - $149
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Kailua-Kona vacation condo rental
Best location to enjoy all Kona has to offer
Studio condo, oceanfront complex, available for rent in center of downtown Kona
with our own private white sands beach
just steps to the famous Kona farmers market
walk to everything including restaurants shopping and entertainment
Unit sleeps 4
Rates include parking, cleaning and in room WiFi/internet
all linens and towels supplied
kitchenette fully equipped for all meal preparation
enjoy our beautiful tropical gardens from your own private balcony/lanai
beautiful palm tree shaded pool and hot tub
gas barbeque
tiki torches light the walkways at night
beautiful fragrant flowers and trees
Very romantic
our complex has that "Old Hawaii" feeling
email for more info and pictures and many great reviews
I also include a 41 page travel guide my husband and I have written during our 30 years on the Big Island with lots of local info on things to do places to see and our wonderful restaurants and beaches with affordable in mind
Area Information
This unique complex is a hidden tropical retreat in the heart of Kona Village! Located on Alii Drive and only a few steps away from the famous Kona farmers market,the Hard Rock cafe, and Wylands art gallery.The Queen Liliokalani summer palace museum is right down the street,and across from there is the famous old stone chuch built 150 years ago, lots of cool boutiques and unique shops, restaurants and cozy cafes galore. We have a private ocean beach park exclusivly for your use. Watch surfers,and whales ride the waves while you sunbath or snorkle with the turtles only 60 steps from your door. Only a short stroll everything! You won't need a car to enjoy all of Kona Village! If you do rent a car parking is free Dont forget to go to the pier and watch the ships come in. Also there is the Kona Marketplace Mall where you can watch musicans play for free every night! Drink chilled coconut milk right out of the shell from the famous Kona Farmers Market and there is tons more things to see and do or even better just lay by the pool and relax in the sun!

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Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jul 01 2016 Sep 30 2016 $69 - - - 1 Night
Oct 01 2016 Oct 14 2016 $149 $149 - - 2 Weeks
Oct 15 2016 Dec 14 2016 $89 - - - 1 Night
Dec 15 2016 Apr 14 2017 $99 $99 - - 1 Night
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13.42
Deposits: RESERVATIONS:your balance is due in full once confirmation is made. Payment must be made within 5 days of billing by PayPal or 10 days if payment is being mailed via USPS A deposit of 25% of your full rate can be made if your stay is at least 60 days away from your arrival with the full balance due on or before 30 days of your scheduled arrival date.Any cancellation: Notice must be given at least 30 days in advance for a refund minus a $50 booking
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Discounted $45 Cleaning fee Discounted Monthly rates available

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • View (City Lights)
  • Balcony
  • Hot Tub
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Mountains)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Housekeeper
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Ocean)
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Kitchenette
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • Lanai
  • Private Pool
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Fax Machine
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (onsite)
  • Snorkeling
    (onsite)
  • Bowling
    (<1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (<1 mile)
  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Surfing
    (onsite)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Tennis
    (onsite)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (onsite)
  • Volleyball Court
    (onsite)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Whale Watching
    (onsite)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (onsite)
  • Windsurfing
    (onsite)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Park
    (onsite)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (1 mile)
  • Pool
    (onsite)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (10 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (onsite)



Other Vacation Rental Amenities
I now have free WIFI/ Internet We located in downtown Kona on Alii Drive! You can walk to everything! Shopping, amusement centers, beach activities, and everything else including Lava Java, Bubba Gumps, Outback Steakhouse, Thai, Mexican, Sushi, Chinese, Japanese,Polynesian, Greek, Italian, Pizza and Local cuisine and lots more are just steps from your door! We also have WIFI available and Cable TV. Our recreation area includes a swimming pool, hot tub, 2 large gas bar-b-q's, picnic area. We also have a nice library. Our tropical walkways are lined with fragrant flowers plumeria,gardenia,jasmine,and bird of paradise. Romantic Tiki torches light your way at night.
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Reviews (15)

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii

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Excellent
15 reviews
Mark Eley

Prefect location, can't beat the price!

Mark Eley

Olympia, WA USA

Prefect location, can't beat the price!

March 19, 2016

This condo in located in downtown Kona, an easy walk to anywhere in the downtown area. The location really is perfect. Rita is a great owner to rent from. She has a great guide to the island that she can send you and really knows the ins and outs of the big island. The condo has a mini fridge and a refrigerator which was nice to keep beer and left over food in. There was no hot plate or stove top in the condo, but there is a BBQ next to the pool that is community use. The only two downsides that I have about the condo is that there is very little parking, something like 50 spots for 150 units. The second thing is that each condo is owned individually. So although Rita takes care of her unit, there are other units that may not be very well looked after. At no point did my wife or I feel unsafe, but the conditions of the other units may reflect the low ratings on trip advisor for other units. Unit 329 was good. Keep in mind that this isn't a resort, there is no daily cleaning or anything like that. The staff was helpful, but didn't go out of their way to look after you. We wild stay there again in a heartbeat.

Rita Gray

Not the Hilton

Rita Gray

Alberta, Canada

Not the Hilton

February 20, 2016

Kona Islander Inn As so frequently heard from the front desk staff saying to guests ?This is not the Hilton?, which it certainly is not. The Kona Islander Inn is a 60s vintage hotel which has been renovated and converted to a mixture of condos and time shares. Each rental condo unit is individually owned and operated, and you are at the mercy of the owner's standards in how that unit is furnished and maintained. Some appear to be kept to a much higher standards than others. That said, the pool area and common grounds are very well maintained. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful, and the complex is located in an excellent location on Ali? Drive across from the ocean and close to most of what Kona town has to offer with numerous shops, restaurants and bars in easy walking distance. This is important because although most units advertise kitchenettes, ours consisted of a mini bar fridge, small microwave, toaster and electric frying pan. OK for making breakfast, lunch and keeping a few cold beverages on hand, but not practical for doing any real cooking. There is a public barbeque in the pool area, and another on a second floor terrace. Our particular unit 319, was small but comfortably furnished and air conditioned with a nice location overlooking the pool and backing on to a church parking lot. It is clean, quiet and offers partial sunset view from the lanai. We never saw any cockroaches or centipedes during our 2 week stay. As mentioned, the kitchenette/bath area is small and could use some renovations, but is adequate if cooking beyond the very basics is not a requirement. WIFI is not available but there is a cat 5 cable if you have a laptop. Best not to put too much faith in the lobby WIFI as is very slow and unreliable. Those looking for resort style comforts and amenities should look elsewhere, but if you are looking for a reasonably priced well situated complex, the Kona Islander Inn might be just the place.

Terri Mason

Good for a night near the airport

Terri Mason

BC, Canada

Good for a night near the airport

February 5, 2016

We stayed after arriving from a late flight. The location was excellent and this condo was one of the more affordable places to stay in this area. Before our trip, Rita sent us an helpful info package/ orientation guide on places to visit on the big island. The pool was closed for maintenance, so we weren't able to use it. We were switched to a different room than was on our confirmation, so there was initially some confusion at the front desk. There wasn't any bedding provided for the hide a bed but it was warm enough that our son didn't seem to notice that there weren't any sheets or blankets for him to use (easy to please 3 year old). Rita had provided a number to get in touch with her but it was after midnight, so we didn't want to call (also, or son really didn't notice the missing bedding at all). The place was clean, well used, but clean. The place is on the small end if you plan on eating in sometimes. We would definitely stay again for a night but if we were planning a longer stay in the area, might look elsewhere.

Robert Moffat

Great value

Robert Moffat

Portland, Or

Great value

December 21, 2015

This unit was very clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The location is ideal for location as well. Absolutely no complaints

Tiare

Ticks all the boxes

Tiare

Auckland, New Zealand

Ticks all the boxes

November 16, 2014

Perfect location, next door to Markets, walking distance to supermarkets and huge shopping areas. Handy to beach access for swimming, snorkelling, surfing, paddle boarding. Local bus to access a huge coastline of amazing public spaces. Great local tourist kiosks who will advise and organise day or longer trips to any part of an Island that has a very diverse landscape of mountains, active volcano, lava flows, forests, gardens. When you come stay as long as possible I have been there a dozen times and have no trouble finding new and different places to see and things to do. The best part are the locals: they are very happy friendly helpful and proud of their Island.

Jenni Erskine

Quiet and Clean

Jenni Erskine

Melbourne, Australia

Quiet and Clean

October 17, 2014

Dear Rita, Loved loved loved our stay. Apartment was very clean and comfortable. Had everything you needed in the kitchen for cooking small meals. Property is great with a BBQ and free wifi in lobby. My only suggestion is beach towels for renters and maybe personal wifi in unit. Loved our stay and Rita was the best host and gave us south information for the island. Thanks again Rita.

Jerry Cornelius

Perfect

Jerry Cornelius

Honolulu, hi usa

Perfect

May 7, 2014

We want to go back.. Feels like home away from home. Nice view, peaceful.. Got everything I needed and more.. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!

Kharzlin Freitas

Awesome Stay

Kharzlin Freitas

USA

Awesome Stay

July 10, 2013

Aloha Rita, Our trip to sunny Kailua Kona was just AWESOME. Your condo is very cute, cozy & clean, It was perfect for our stay. We watching the 4th of July parade from Alii Dr. Then we had dinner at Bubba Gumps and watched the 4th of July fireworks from there. What an ideal location walking distance to lots of shops & sites. We plan to make Kailua Kona our future 4th of July get away. We so definitely will return. Mahalo, MC

keli tracy

was skeptical... However...

keli tracy

butte montana

was skeptical... However...

March 6, 2011

We just returned yesterday from a weeks stay and I will say that Rita's condo (329) is better than any other...I saw 2 others!! It is in the best location, you can walk anywhere, spotless, lanai, tiled floor, view of pool, grounds were gorgeous. We have stayed all over Mexico, carib..etc and I was very skeptical. You cannot beat this one. Small, cute, quaint and we had a blast!!!Would recommend this place to ANY couple I know. It's not the Taj Majal but you ARE in paradise and what can you get for less than $ 100 per night on the mainland? I say do it!

Paul Gray

Perfect Location

Paul Gray

UK

Perfect Location

August 20, 2009

A great holiday and perfect surroundings with everything in Kona within a short walk. Disappointed that there was no stove or grill as advertised.

Mary Wright

barbequed mahi mahi heaven

Mary Wright

Portland, OR

barbequed mahi mahi heaven

June 21, 2009

We had a wonderful time staying at Rita's condo. She was a big part of the experience because she let me call her a couple of times and answered questions about Kona and the condo happily and sent us a guide to beaches, restaurants, even some Hawaiian language phrases. The condo is fabulous. You might see a cockroach or an ant (expect that in Hawaii in general) but they stayed out of our way. Cockroaches only come out in the dark so just flip the light on if you're up moving around. Its a spacious studio with a beautiful lanai, and right by a farmers market open almost every day. We recommend the Sack-n-Save for meats and fruits across from Longs and the natural foods store by Safeway & Island Naturals in Kealakekua. We didn't eat at restaurants. We used the giant gas barbecues by the pool for almost every meal &had fabulous food for cheap. Plan to bbq! The air conditioner worked wonderfully, & the kitchen had plates, coffee maker, microwave, utensils and pots, no stove. Al

Sebastian Mieruch

Perfect stay in Kailua Kona

Sebastian Mieruch

Germany

Perfect stay in Kailua Kona

October 29, 2008

I was in apartment 327 and it was a perfect stay in Kailua Kona. The rooms were very clean and the kitchen has everything you need, from a coffee machine to a boiler and a hot plate. The bed is also good and there were a lot of towles in the bathroom. I definitely recommend this apartment.

Mayle

Wonderful

Mayle

Stockton, CA

Wonderful

March 19, 2008

We had a great time! The room was nice and it was very clean. Everything we needed was in walking distance and the view was pretty. Everything worked well and was as expected! THANKS

J.T. Banning

Very romantic Island getaway

J.T. Banning

Portland, Oregon

Very romantic Island getaway

May 16, 2007

Condo was everything it promised to be. Clean, comfortable,quiet, wonderfully equipped !Nicely remodeled!very clean and so comfortable! We walked right up the street to the farmers' market where we bought almost everything we needed. Enjoyed the pool and bar-b-que, we ate our breakfast every morning on the lanai watching the birds in the palms. I want to go right back!!. Unbelievable how a condo in the center of everything was also so quiet! Owner had great tips and secret island spots. And the price cant be beat!!!

Jennifer

EASY RENTAL BEAUTIFUL ACCOMADATIONS

Jennifer

shelton, washington

EASY RENTAL BEAUTIFUL ACCOMADATIONS

February 13, 2007

we stay in their unit 319 and it was wonderful!! very clean and tranquil. It is a very nice resort with pool and tropical setting. VERY laid back atmosphere. Go to the pool and you will make all kinds of new friends. can't wait to go back. never stay any where else it was like a home away from home!

Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

Hello Rita!
We have been enjoying your condo here so much!
What an amazing little complex~we've made a few interesting friends and it's been so nice to be close to all the action of Ali'i Drive! It's very well kept and everyone is respectful of each other's space too!
This has been a wonderful landing spot for us and we're grateful for our short yet super sweet time here!
We'll be checking out tomorrow and will miss this cute little spot!
Hope you are doing well and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Sincerely,
Nejmah and the whole Family!

(This guest just wrote me today! It is so nice to get positive reviews! make all the work worth it!)
Aloha Rita
Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed your condo. It was small, but the location made up for that!! It just was so nice to walk to town. Please let me know if it available in Feb 2012? If not that one, do you have another?
Thanks again, we had a great time
Mahalo,
Pam Michels
she stayed in unit 334

another tripadviosr posting!!
what a stay"

I stayed in unit 319 renting from the owner rita roberts it was great i found it to be exactly what i was told i was most impressed i'm a contracter and work in Hawaiii alot the grounds were cool parking was ok room was clean cant say enough
thanks mikes handy
Date of stay: January 2012
Visit was for: Business

this review was posted on tripadvisor
It was one of our most delightful vacations?

The room top floor room we rented was quiet and cozy.We rented our room from Rita she was great and very accommodating. Everything felt very comfortable. We saved money, The price was great. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had an amazing Hawaiian vacation and cannot wait to return. The room had new bedding and tile floors and felt nice. We really enjoyed our trip !

Hi Rita,
The place is great! We are really enjoying the location. We would like to stay an extra night, the night of the 15th. Is that possible?

Thank you!

Molly
stayed in unit 329

Hello Rita,

We couldn't be more pleased with the place. Great location and such a tasteful setting. It will be a shame to have to leave it tomorrow.
Perhaps at my next return to Big Island at the end of August/ beginning of September we could do this again.
Thanks for setting us up in such a nice unit.


Andrew

In your Unit 334


By Sebastian Mieruch (Germany)
I was in apartment 327 and it was a perfect stay in Kailua Kona. The rooms were very clean and the kitchen has everything you need, from a coffee machine to a boiler and a hot plate. The bed is also good and there were a lot of towles in the bathroom. I definitely recommend this apartment.

Steve Tokar
Dear Rita,
This is just to let you know that we had a great time on the Big Island, thanks in large part to our stay in your unit .We found everything as promised: clean, comfortable, well-maintained, and homey. The mattress was firm, everything worked, and it was altogether luxurious to hang out on the lanai at the beginning and
end of the day. We liked the way the unit is situated, facing the inner courtyard and the pool. We heard no traffic noise at all. We slept with the sliding door open every night. The staff was friendly and helpful. And all your advice on where to go, what to eat, and what to do was helpful too.We didn't want to leave! We look forward to returning as soon as we can.
Best,
Steve & Beth Tokar
stayed in unit 327

Hi Rita,
I just wanted to say thanks! We had a lot of fun on the Big Island and the condo was very nice. We enjoyed being so close to the beach, and even though it's pretty touristy, it was really nice to be able to walk to lots of restaurants & shops (and the Atlantis sub - awesome kamaaina discount!). we thought the room and the lanai were clean & comfortable, and it was a good deal. We also got to drive up the Kohala coast, hike in Pololu, and snorkel in S. Kona and really enjoyed ourselves. We made good use of several of your restaurant recommendations, so thanks so much for that! It's such a shame that there are hardly any restaurants on Oahu that you can even see the ocean, much less be right on it - so that was really fun for us in Kona. I will recommend your place to any of my friends who travel that way.
Aloha,
Marian
in unit 319

Aloha Rita!
We have returned (after another interesting flight delay/diversion out of Kona, same thing happened last year!) and enjoyed Thanksgiving with our local family, but figured it was time to check in with you about our stay at the Kona Islander. We enjoyed it, your condo and the location very much, it "fit us" just fine.
We would not hesitate to recommend staying there to anyone in the future. We are glad we discovered you and "it".
Maholo.
The Zeni's
PS: We did the breakfast thing at "Hawaiian Style" restaurant, we couldn't believe it! An experience that I just had to take a picture of the plates. What fun.
Walter & Elgie Zeni
stayed in unit 334

HERE IS A RECENT REVIEW WE RECEIVED ON *****This TripAdvisor Member: Kona,Hawaii. Pleasantly Surprised" Kona Islander Inn tomlin Naperville, Illinois "We planned to go to the Kona Brewers Fest and wanted a reasonably priced place within walking distance. After hearing the terrible reviews about the Kona Seaside and the King Kam, we did some research and found this property. We booked online directly with the owner, Rita who has 5 units at this location. The studio unit was very clean, bright and cheery. We had a nice view of the pool, not oceanfront, but still OK. A small kitchenette with microwave, fridge coffee maker , dishes and silverware was provided. Very quiet at night even though there were two busy streets on both sides of the complex. This is a residential complex as well as vacation condos and everyone seems to be respectful of each other. Parking is a challenge here but there was always street parking available if we couldn't find a spot in the lot. Almost everything is within walking distance anyway and we rarely took the car out. Have heard that some of the units here are not so nice, but we were fortunate to find this one. Some of our brewing friends were staying at the King Kam paying $109/night and said it was absolutely disgusting. They were all asking for discounts on their rooms. We will definitely return to the Kona Islander Inn again. At only $89/night + tax this was definitely a worthwhile bargain." ****

Hi Rita,
We just got home from the Big Island. We had a wonderful time and the last place we stayed was your place.Your place worked well for us, thanks for the tip about the basketball court. We especially enjoyed the pool after we got home from a day seeing things or snorkeling.
Thanks again,
Claudette

Mia Yoshihara-Bradshaw

Hi Rita!
Josh and I just got back from Hawaii! We very much enjoyed staying at your condo in Kona! It was a perfect location :)
your condo was very cozy! Thank You!
Mia

Subject: mahalo
happy new years rita
i had such a wonderful time visiting kona& staying in your condo it couldn't have been better & i absolutely love the staff (amber, lani, cassy)so many beautiful people got to surf, snorkel eat lobster at rio's every wed nite for $20!!!
saw honu's, black crabs had a couple geckos living with me....
ahh, just what i needed.

with love & leftover aloha,
Denise Foley:)

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