vrKCV - Kona Reef D37, Professionally Managed by Kona Coast Vacations
Located within easy walking distance (1/2 mile) of charming downtown Kona and only 3-5 minutes from other shops, restaurants and open markets, the Kona Reef has free parking, both covered and open. There are elevators for all buildings, and from the upper parking lot level there are only 9 stair steps up to 4th floor level.
Enjoy the oceanfront swimming pool and soak in the jetted hot tub, or just relax with a good book in one of the poolside or lawn lounge chairs. Join friends/family in the covered cabana for a BBQ using one of the complimentary BBQ's, while enjoying a favorite tropical beverage.
From your own spacious private lanai, enjoy a morning cup of Kona coffee or afternoon favorite tropical beverage while appreciating nature at its finest; feeling the rhythm of the sea happening just 60 feet in front of you. Enjoy the everchanging colors and textures of the ocean and sky throughout the day. Watch the athletic Spinner Dolphins, swimmers, Canoes, whales (during whale season)out in front, as well as Sea Turtles and colorful fish in the tide pools. You can also enjoy watching the parasailers as well as the cruise ships anchoring in Kona Bay, and the surfers in the waves right in front since this is one of the best surfing spots on the island.
Kona Sunsets are world famous, so experience an unobstructed view of the glorious colors, sizes and shapes of sunset, maybe even catch a rare glimpse of a green flash.
Comfortable, clean and appropriately decorated with woven wall mats from Micronesia, D37 has a King bed, comfortable interior and lanai furniture as well as one of the best ocean front views around. Keep in touch with free Wi-Fi in the unit as well a toll free long distance to the mainland, USA and Canada.
For your convenience, there are several elevators in the complex, with 9 stair steps involved to get to the top 4th floor unit after using the elevator.
*Please note - the complex will be resurfacing the North and South lobby floors from Jan 04, 2023 - Jan 23, 2024. This project will require some temporary detours, minimal noise and dust along with a project dumpster downstairs.*
Minimum night varies seasonally 4 -10 nights. Property is non-ADA compliant, non-smoking, and no pets are allowed.
TA: 096-579-5840-01. STVR-19-364118
Registration Number: TA-096-579-5840-01,GE-096-579-5840-01
This was the most beautiful place. Walking distance to town and a nice quiet retreat
Great location, view from the deck was breathtaking. So much to do!!!
Unit needs updating and A.C. in bedroom
Great location. The homeless camp at the driveway is an eye sore. The bedroom carpet was disgusting. Looks like blood or wine stains. Bed was comfortable. Great views. Close to town. Comfy furniture. Have to take stairs after the elevator. Had problem with management Co. Sending us an email saying we smoked in the unit. Took time to straighten that out. It was meant for previous guest.
Awesome view, great location. Easy walking distance to town.
Was very easy and you got what was advertised.
A great view with everything you could need for a great vacation. Offered privacy and convenience
Since it had obviously been a while since my last time in Kona, I did my due diligence & did a LOT of research before booking a place to stay during my time on the Big Island. My companion knew that I was reading 2022 travel books, researching online, so she deferred to me.
What we found at Kona Reef was meh to a disappointment. In the end, my friend & I felt lied to, & I was embarrassed that it looked like I chose a less-than-ideal place for us:
-The condo DEFINITELY showed signs of wear-&-tear. There was a huge crack in the ceiling in the closet, there was what looked like dirt/mold on the blurry bathroom mirror, I could go on & on. It was serviceable, but definitely something I was embarrassed to write home about. Most egregiously, if we weren't enjoying the accommodations for the insides, we hoped we would at least have the outside & location. We did not. At the time of booking (& I confirmed this with a friend of mine who is a pseudo-travel agent), VRBO showed the property on the map as very close to the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel side of Ali'i Dr, near/on the main downtown strip. We purposefully chose this condo because there were sites & restaurants that we wanted to try near that hotel, & we didn't want to deal with parking/reparking - we wanted everything to be walking distance. We were shocked to discover that the condo was not as advertised, but was actually close to the Royal Kona Resort, MUCH further down on Ali'i & not at all like on the map the listing showed. My friend has a back problem, so this location (25-40 mins walking) was NOT walking distance from the sites we wanted to visit, so we were forced to deal with parking, parking fees, all of that - the things we wanted to avoid in the 1st place. For how much we paid, & with ALL the VRBO fees, I expected to get what was advertised on the listing, & we simply did not. Frankly, it was embarrassing for me to try & explain to my friend why we were staying somewhere that didn't match with our expectations, & I feel lied to by VRBO.
I make frequent trips to Hawaii, & I have never felt lied to/not gotten what I paid for. It was one of the most "meh" condos I've stayed at (definitely in need of multiple touch ups), but on top of that, I felt swindled. I'm embarrassed & upset, & I hope this review helps others to NOT be taken by a listing that simply doesn't match up with the reality, which is why I will not be recommending VRBO to family and friends.
I literally did hours of research before deciding on this property and was not disappointed! I chose this property because of the amazing view and its proximity and walking distance into town. The management company and check in process was flawless. They did a great job communicating ahead of time and answered all of my questions. The condo is exactly as described and the view is absolutely breathtaking. We enjoyed watching the surfers and were able to enjoy the sunset right from our balcony. I don’t think there is a spot in town that has a better view. The location of the condo was perfect walking distance into town for a drink, shops and lots of restaurants. Also Loved that we were right next-door to a small beach
Our stay in this location was great! The view from the balcony was so beautiful! We spent a lot of time enjoying the view and the sound of the ocean. The condo was comfortable and in a great location. Walking distance to downtown Kona and convenient to all the sights on this side of the Island.
We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Kona Reef. It was a quick walk to downtown Kona and the views from our lanai were so beautiful! We saw surfers everyday, paddle boarders, parasails, and every size of boat from kayaks to a cruise ship. My only recommendation would be to add a mattress topper to the bed as it is a bit too firm.
Great unit, awesome view with a decent sized lanai. We ate on it several times in the week we were here. Unit has everything you need and is minutes walk to downtown. Pretty perfect.
The location of the condo is great. Just outside of the busiest part of town but close enough you can still walk to it.
Beautiful view great property The unit D 37 was great he was awesome my only complaint was they were doing construction on the pool it was closed all the walkways to the pool were closed and we made the reservation we were not informed by anybody from the county coast management to VRBO
Love the lanai. AC , the bedroom needed the fan
A nice place on the oceanfront, top floor and minutes from the soul of Kona. Fun place to stay, seems to have a lot of history and heart.
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