Beautiful place and un obstructed views
James and Nancy are the best hosts we have ever had in our many stays on the Big Island. The unit is beautiful! Sitting on the lanai at sunset is spectacular! James checked on us, gave us tons of tips and was very thoughtful and caring. Everything you needed was right there! The location on the top corner provides incredible ocean views! We highly recommend ❤❤❤
Best location in Kona. The view from the lanai is outstanding. Unit was as described with all the amenities needed. We would definitely stay there again.
Amazing views of the sunset and ocean from the lanai. Listen to the sounds if the crashing waves from the entire unit.
James was very communicative and kind. The unit has everything you need for the beach, making meals and more. The room is clean and comfortable. We were grateful for the experience and look forward to stay again.
My son’s wedding was in Kona & after much research we selected Nancy & James’s property. This property surpassed our expectations, it was clean, fantastic facilities & amenities & let’s not forget the location! Everything we needed was in walking distance if not a quick Uber ride away. Cannot praise our hosts Nancy & James enough, so accommodating, obliging & informative. You will be crazy not to stay at this property
We love this unit. Overlooks the ocean and nothing else! Also, yoga on the beach to the side of the unit several days/ week. Walking to town and leaving car safely at home is great for us. Also proximity to Green Flash Coffee and Da Poke Shack.
We had a lovely time staying in Jim and Nancy's condo...awesome oceanfront, 3rd floor, corner unit with everything one might need for a wonderful stay on Hawaii. Really appreciated all the great ideas of where to go and where to eat. Directions for using anything in the unit were readily available and Jim responded quickly to questions that weren't. Will definitely stay here again!
This is a gem of a location in Kailua-Kona. Two bedrooms with great AC and fans. Two bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, and best of all, a lanai with incredible views of turtles and fish. This property owner gave excellent recommendations that made our stay superb. We will definitely return!
We have been coming to Kona Reef for a number of years. This is our third stay in this condo. Great location. Wonderful ocean front condo. Had a treat of a Hawaiian monk seal coming up on the beach next to the condo for the day. Very cool to watch. Jim the owner is great. Checks in to make sure everything with the condo is good. Highly recommend this condo for your stay to the Big Island.
Can't say enough good things about this place. Nice layout. Corner lanai on third floor and right on the beach. Walking distance to downtown Kona. Would certainly recommend this VRBO and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if we come back to Hawaii.
Wonderful condo right on the coast. Spacious balcony with great views. Nice pool. Quick drive to shopping and dining. Lots of great info from hosts.
Had a wonderful stay. Great ocean front view. Very nice comfortable condo to enjoy Hawaii and Kona. Jim the owner, checks in to make sure everything is fine. Highly recommend if you want kick back and enjoy Hawaii. Thanks Jim & Nancy for sharing your paradise…
Kona Reef is perfectly located for walking into Kona for a morning coffee or afternoon Mai Tai. The condo has a full ocean front view with bonus views over the beach next door and enjoys morning sunrises. It is well equipped and has excellent AC with controls in each bedroom. A great spot for a Kona vacation!
Dear Jim and Nancy, Thank you for the enjoyable stay at Kona Reef. The Kona Reef condo location is wonderful. This upper level corner unit is centrally located to the town of Kona. Hours spent on the lanai overlooking the reef. Ample parking in the condo unit and a great back street to walk to town. Spa, pool and bbq area all well kept. Jim's guide to the island helped us with navigating the town and nearby beaches. Mahalo!
The unit has a wonderful location and view! We watched surfers and the ocean life often! We loved being so close to the ocean. AC units were effective and quiet! The unit is in need of remodeling and updating though.
I can see why the hosts are super hosts. They were very pleasant and provided all the things that make for an easy stay. There are all the necessities, like garbage bags and dish detergent, and extras like beach chairs, beach towels, and snorkeling gear. We only used the master bedroom, and the bed was comfortable. The pool and hot tub area are very nice and even get some shade in the afternoon. The location cannot be beat, you can lounge on the beach, or walk to all things downtown Kona - with great choices for dinner and drinks nearby. The sunsets and moonlight dancing on the surf made it hard to want to leave the lanai. You will love it!
The property was beautiful and a great location and walking distance from town. Would love to stay again!!!
Enjoyed our stay. Host was very responsive and accommodating. Can't beat the location and Oceanfront views were amazing!
We had the BEST view from the lanai... great for days when you don't feel like exploring beyond your own place. Plenty to watch and observe - both sea life and people! Great location to appreciate the natural beauty of the Big Island as well as home base for exploring beyond Kona.
Very nice condo with an outstanding ocean front view. The owner was great, Jim checked in several times by email to make sure everything was good. Recommend this condo.
Had a wonderful time at the centrally located property.
Jim gave us all the info we need to pack appropriately and had many extras we never see in a time-share. He also gave us insights on things to do, places to see and good places to eat and was readily available for help if needed. This was our third trip; we still have more places to visit and hope to get back there again soon.
Does it get any better than that? The view (large ocean facing lanai AND a huge window in the owners’ suite) was amazing. The home is very nicely furnished and decorated as an island home should be. We had everything we needed and much more.
The sunset views are spectacular and completely unobstructed.
Snorkeling, beach combing, swimming and boogie boarding are all right there, feet away from the facility. (Bring your own reef shoes if you want to enter along the rocky shore).
We would stay in this air conditioned well-equipped 3rd story unit again and again.
This property is in a perfect location. Close to town and a great spot to people watch with the public beach next door. The owner of the property was very helpful. Parking was never a problem. Condo was clean. Can't say enough good things about this place. We hope to stay here again in two years.
Fabulous ocean view from lanai, perfect for dining. This condo has everything you might need. The owners are full of information and very responsive.
This was such an unexpectedly wonderful stay! Right on the beach, corner unit. Plenty of space and gorgeous views!
The condo was perfect for my wife and I. We were celebrating our second round at being empty nesters due to our friend Covid-19 bringing all our kids back home for almost two years.
Jim & Nancy’s place was exactly what we needed. I would say it’s a 3* condo complex and a 3.5* furnished apartment.
If you are looking for posh, then you won’t be happy with this condo or anywhere in Kona.
The charm of both is it takes you back. It brought back memories of vacationing with my family when I was younger.
The reason I’m giving a 5 star is the location and the VIEW. When you’re on the lanai, you almost feel like you’re hanging over the water.
There is no better place to watch a sunset in Kona.
As far as location, there is a small beach where you (not me) and your wife can do yoga in the morning 8:00. And people are surfing and boarding right in front of the lanai all day.
We really enjoyed our time and hope when we return in a couple years, the condo looks the exact same.
Thank you again Jim & Nancy for sharing your beautiful piece of paradise.
This was an absolutely perfect rental for us! It was clean, comfortable, in good repair, and has a fantastic view of the ocean. The location was close to the Kailua shopping and restaurant area and was a good home base for our other big island adventures. Jim and Nancy were excellent hosts-great instructions, communication, restaurant tips, and activity suggestions. We would definitely rent this unit again and hope to return someday!
My husband, mother-in-law, and I stayed at this beautiful condo the beginning of the year. I wish I was able to include the view we had- they were breath-taking! The condo owner was AMAZING! He offered tons of resources to for the condo complex and the area- where to eat, activities to explore, shopping, beaches. This was our last place to stay during the holiday (we traveled around the islands) and it was our favorite! It was truly a magical time!
My family and I really enjoyed ourselves at the Kona reef condos. Great location and awesome view, walking distance to restaurants, bars, shopping and the farmer’s market
Our stay can be summarized succinctly: This was our third visit here, and we've scheduled our fourth.
The things that bring us back: First, location...we can walk to Ali'i Drive's many restaurants and shops. Second, location...it's smack on the shore, and our time in the condo is spent listening to the waves washing over the rocks below. And finally, it's a comfortable place to hang out, with the ocean breeze constantly wafting through the rooms.
We celebrated so many things. Birthdays,anniversary and the news of a new grandchild. Best unit we have stayed at in this building and the owners were so attentive. Can't wait to do it again.
The owners maintained a comfortable gem of an apartment. The attention to detail has everything you need to have a comfortable, active stay in Kailua Kona. From their CD collection with music either inside or on the lanai adds that special Island Aloha.
The kitchen is well stocked for cooking meals or making a quick bite. Comfort and quality come to mind when staying in the unit, not to mention the awesome views of Honi Beach.
We can't wait to return!
We loved our stay in Kona. We frequently go to Kona and this place is one of the best. The landlord was great to work with and gave us a really late check out which was wonderful for a late flight.
We loved looking out at the surfers every day, going down to the beach that was right outside our window, and absolutely loved seeing the turtles
We hope to return to the same place.
This is a superb condo in the Kona-Kailua area. It is located just south of the town which is within walking distance. The location could not be better. Right on the ocean with breathtaking views. We loved having coffee in the morning out on the lanai enjoying the magnificent view. Ocean waves were right below us. Sunsets were spectacular. One could not ask for a better location.
The condo inside has been updated and had many amenities. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes, glasses, pots, pans, silverware, etc. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms were spotless. Pool area was very well maintained and very clean.
The owner is a gem as he communicates very well and sent us several messages about not only the condo, but the general procedure to travel to Hawaii now using the Hawaii Safe Travels website. He also provides several handouts which include maps, and suggestions for dining and sights to see. The dining section was right on as we ate at his recommendations and had some fantastic meals.
We highly recommend this condo unit for a great vacation stay on the Big Island.
We had the pleasure of enjoying this beautiful condo’s view once again! Looking forward to future visits and memories!
Excellent all the way around!
Really did appreciate the owner’s information for us and making sure that the property was satisfactory. Would definitely recommend staying here and hope to return !
Unparalleled views. Nicely appointed. This is my new favorite place to stay in kona
The condo is top floor right on the ocean with the reef in front and the park/beach on the left. The views are all perfect. My wife got one of those iconic tropical sunset pictures off the lanai one evening. We had no rental car, but the village with dining and shopping was close enough that we could walk.
Outstanding property, great owner, beach next door not for swimming but others nearby excellent, best views of all the oceanfront rentals I have done, true AC very helpful in all rooms, beach out front exceptional snorkeling but only for experienced swimmers. Very happy with the parking and the location
Overall, we enjoyed the stay. The view was great, especially the sun set. Just sitting on a lanai with a drink and watching the ocean is very cool.
Can’t beat the location, the views, the amenities! Great hosts! Will be back!!
Jim was very easy to work and very helpful. The unit has everything you need and the lanai is perfect for ocean, surfer and yoga watching dawn to darkness. We will go back for sure.
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