The location and view from this condo can't be beat. Short and safe walking distance from Kona shopping and eats but just far enough away to be out of the never ending crowds and road noise. The balcony is stellar. The view is panoramic. The sunsets beautiful.
The kitchen has everything needed to cook with which helps defray the food costs of the Big Island.
Bathroom is small but efficient although I think could benefit with another towel hook. The bedroom stays very warm but does have a ceiling fan.
The wifi kind of works. We were able to connect to Google and our airline app but our other apps would not engage. Bonus, there is a large drawer of books and, as a reader, I was pleased. I left a book I finished and took a new one. The owner is so nice and is quick to provide info about condo and island. The facility has BBQ grills, nice clean pool and chairs. The facility is safe. Yes, I would stay again in this unit.
This condo was perfect for our vacation. The location was convenient to restaurants and shops. The view from the lanai was beautiful. We will definitely be staying here again!
When we arrived at this condo we found it stocked with all the necessities (soap, laundry detergent, coffee filters, ziploc bags, etc). Location is very close to restaurants and shopping, didn’t have to drive to eat/shop. The view was absolutely beautiful from the balcony! We hope to return someday!
Awesome!!! Very clean. Just as advertised. Location was perfect. Pool area very clean and secure. Grounds well maintained. Well equipped.
We had an absolutely wonderful time. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was provided!! This was our second stay here. Looking forward to a return trip.
Awesome!!! Very clean. Just as advertised. Location was perfect. Pool area very clean and secure. Grounds well maintained. Well equipped.
The condo is adorable and the view from the balcony is absolutely incredible! We also loved feeling the ocean breeze that flows from the balcony through the bedroom, and the sound of the waves is so calming.
We have owned and rented an oceanfront condo on Maui for 18 years, and as such know what a rental condo should be and not be. Dan's condo hits all the right points....clean, comfortable, very well equipped, excellent location, comfortable and flexible parking, great views, well equipped common areas with hot tub and pool, and a short walk to restaurants, beach, and other attractions.
Check in / check out process is smooth and flawless, nice welcome amenities, very well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed and linens.
He is doing a great job with this condo, and I heartily recommend you stay at his place!
When we return, this is where we will stay!
We really enjoyed our stay at this property. The view from the lanai was beautiful. We spent a lot of time there watching the surf, the early morning swimmers, the rainbows, the gorgeous sunsets.... The property was clean and well-stocked. The owners seemingly thought of everything guests could need, from the obvious paper products and beach towels to the extra thoughtful ziploc bags and coolers. Nice washer and dryer, with detergent, etc available too.
The location was ideal: an easy walk to downtown, but far enough away to not get the noise. Dan was great to deal with - very responsive and friendly. If we come back to Hawaii, we'd definitely stay here again.
Just about everything about this condo clicked.
The owner Dan was extremely helpful and communicative.
The condo was well located, very clean and had a super comfortable bed. We ate in most nights just to catch the sunset. I just cannot say enough about it and would highly recommend it to anyone staying on Big Island
Another great stay! My husband and I have been coming here for a month each year since 2016, and that in itself speaks to how exceptional this condo unit is. The first thing you’ll notice when you enter is how impeccably clean it is, and how well equipped it is. The owners take great pride in this property and are continually keeping it in excellent condition by adding and/or replacing items as needed. The lanai is directly oceanfront, which is great for whale-watching, people-watching, and the sunset viewing. The condo building has multiple bbqs, a heated pool, covered parking, and is located at the edge of the downtown core. Highly recommend a stay in this particular condo unit – I guarantee you will love it!
This place was great. Very well stocked and the owner was great to deal with. This complex is in the perfect location as well. Amazing views in paradise! Wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.
The view and location will bring us back! Thoroughly enjoyed our visit!
We spent a lovely, relaxing 10 days at Kona Reef. The condo was clean and well equipped and bed was very comfortable. The location was perfect with great ocean views from the lanai and a short walk to restaurant and shops.
Beautiful view. Loved watching the whales that pop up along the coast. Close to restaurants & shopping. Very nice pool & barbecue area. Everything you might need in the Condo. Would definitely love to stay here again.
The unit was clean and well equipped. Communication with owner was prompt. Check in and out was easy. Enjoyed our time on the lanai watching the surfers and sunsets.
Well appointed. Fabulous view.
Check-in/out was seamless. Clean, well-stocked, tastefully decorated. Such a wonderful place to just relax and enjoy amazing ocean views/sunsets. Highly recommend!
What more is there to say than wow about this property.
Clean, close to town, and perfect for an island getaway.
The lanai was perfect for sunsets and viewing the ocean. We were able to see a storm come in which was an experience to enjoy. Watched surfers daily having coffee and breakfast.
Close to town. Take a short walk into town for shopping, food, other beaches or whatever you’re looking to do.
This is a property we would look to rent again. Thank you to the owners!
Great location, great communication, wonderful property and killer views. We had a hard time leaving the patio because the view was so amazing. We saw humpback whales and spinner dolphins most days we were sitting there (December). Definitely bring binoculars. It was very quiet, peaceful and clean and easy to walk into town to explore. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook great food. The pool was really nice with lots of seating. Just got home and already thinking about coming back.
If staying in Kailua Kona this condo has everything you need. The balcony is practically over the ocean. It has a nice pool, spa and BBQ area. Walk a few mins to town. It’s beautifully decorated, with comfortable king bed. The owner has thought of everything, beach chairs, towels and umbrella, a kitchen that is fully equipped and stocked with all the essentials, and he thoughtfully supplies a bag of coffee beans and snacks to get started. It might be the best equipped condo we have rented from anyone. You will love it!
Waterfront view of sunsets and dolphins. The property was set up with everything we needed with easy access to Kona. This included the kitchen which was well appointed for stay-in cooks. Very comfortable, but the patio is where we spent our time. Five stars!
I hesitate to write a review for this place. If everyone loves it as much as we do, we will never get in again next year!
It is just the right size for two people. Some units don't have enough of anything, but almost as many have too much and are jammed. . This place has just the right amount of furniture, dishes, kitchen supplies, towels, linens etc.
We loved the lanai with its comfy chairs that you can sit in and see over the rails . We ate every meal out there. Of course the view is spectacular.
Everything about this condo was perfect. We loved our stay. The location was a short walk to restaurants and shops so we never had to look for parking. We just strolled down the hill and had dozens of restaurants and shops to choose from. The condo itself was immaculate with everything you might need readily available. But we loved the lanai best with wonderful ocean views. We already miss the sound of the surf crashing against the lava rocks. It would be hard to find better accommodations anywhere nearby. Just book it….
Very well-maintained condo with breathtaking ocean-front views. Comfortable bed, fully stocked with all the kitchen essentials, linens, etc. TV and wi-fi worked perfectly. We've stayed at Kona Reef many times before and wouldn't hesitate to rent this unit again. Communication with the owner was A+.
We enjoyed our stay and would give the owners a "10" rating! This unit is beautifully furnished and has a spectacular ocean view of the reef and continuous waves. We loved the walk in shower, the comfortable king size bed, the well equipped kitchen, nice appliances, and a welcoming basket with Hawaiian treats.
Great place, very clean, well stocked, great sunsets from the balcony. Easy parking and great location. We wish we could have stayed longer.
From pre-vacation to actual vacation, this rental was a great experience. Owner was very communicative, organized, and answered all questions. The location is wonderfully convenient to the beach, restaurants, etc. The unit itself was very clean, comfortable, and well located in the complex—perfect for relaxing on the balcony to enjoy the ocean view and magnificent sunsets. The pool and spa were also well-maintained and inviting. We hope to stay there again some day.
Linda L B.
Doing our 29th anniversary dream trip. This place was very comfortable and yes, I do recommend it. Noth my husband and I are having some walking issues but we were able to walk the distance to Kona. Nice restaurants close by. Safeway and Walmart less than 2 miles. Beach next door. We are 66 and 76 and enjoyed our stay.
Never rented a condo before. Hotel/Motel was the norm before, now I'm hooked on renting a condo. This place has everything to make you feel at home, very clean and equipped.
At your fingertips!
We loved our four night stay in this immaculate condo. It is supremely well fitted with all possible needs for guests. It is an easy walk into town but the ocean view from the condo is simply stunning. Highly recommended.
We are so glad we decided to stay here for the whole week that we were visiting the Big Island. It is a beautiful location (we spent every morning eating breakfast on the patio overlooking the ocean) and within walking distance to town. The place was spotless upon arrival and had everything we needed stocked (plus more!). We were very impressed and had zero complaints. Definitely would stay again when we return someday!
We were SO IMPRESSED with this condo. Literally everything we could ask for was provided. It was immaculate. The oceanfront view was relaxing and a great way to start the day. With high waves, the surfers were having great fun. Thanks for having such a wonderful place for us to enjoy.
The condo was just as described. The oceanfront view was spectacular. We spent lots of time having coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at sunset. It was so fun watching the surfers, para sailing and the cruise ship that came in for a night. The condo was super clean and had everything we needed. The snacks and coffee was very much appreciated. It is great location close to shops and restaurants but out of the fray. The sound of the ocean and all the birds was such a delight. We will definitely come and stay again!
Kona Reef is a nice complex in a fantastic location (5 min walk to Kailua village). This oceanfront unit has an unbeatable view where we watched surfers everyday. My wife and I arrived to a clean, well-stocked unit that included thoughtful welcome gifts. The attention to detail exceeded expectations. We've stayed at over a dozen STRs and could tell the owners know what they're doing. No issues at all, and would highly recommend staying here for a great couple's getaway.
Very nice stay, very relaxing view of the ocean from the balcony where we enjoyed breakfast, watching the surfers. If you have a hair style that depends on a good blow dryer, bring your own. The one here does not have much power. All the other amenties gave us what we needed for a great vacation.
Everything was wonderful, from the easy access through easy checkout! The view from the ocean front lanai was beautiful, where I could have stayed all day! The unit was clean and went above and beyond with all the goodies and necessities that you could need. That was super appreciated!! The bed was very comfortable and sleeping with the windows and lanai open, we never used the air conditioner. You also are within walking distance to restaurants and stores, with a trolley that can pick you up if you’re tired 😊 We loved everything and would love to come back one day!! Mahalo!!
This awesome ocean front condo is a terrific place to stay right at the ocean's edge. It's very comfortable and clean and every thing you need for your stay is included. You are even provided with everything for all your beach and snorkel adventures. I would highly recommend this condo for a couple, a single, or a very samll family.
Wonderful location on the south end of Kona town. Nicely appointed unit right on the water. Great views of the shore break. Short walk into town. Highly recommend.
We loved our stay at Kona Reef. The condo is very comfortable and beautifully appointed, and is located at a perfect spot - a short walking distance to restaurants and shopping, yet away from the hustle and bustle. The owner, Dan, was extremely helpful with tips on what to do on the Big Island and had nice touches waiting for us, like Kona Coffee and Hawaiian treats. The condo had everything you could possibly need for a perfect vacation, including a cooler to take on road trips, snorkels and beach mats. The private pool was also lovely and you can’t beat the view!
Couldn’t have had a better place to stay on the Kona coast. We’ll appointed condo. Very quiet and private. Refreshing pool and nice bbq area. Spent a lot of time relaxing on the lanai watching the boats, surfers, bright yellow fish and listening to the surf, when we weren’t out touring the coast, so much within a short walk or drive.
This property was just right for our visit to the Big Island, and we were very grateful for the AC unit in this condo, since not all condos in this complex offer this amenity. However, one little drawback is that the unit is in the living area and doesn't cool the bedroom as well, even when run constantly. A good fan did help with sleeping in a warmer room though. Visitors may just want to be aware of this going in.
Clean, great location. Listen to the waves and watch the sunset.
The condo is walking distance to the main strip with shops and restaurants. The view from the balcony is incredible. Everything we needed was provided. Cooler, beach chairs, beach umbrella, boogie boards. The pool was nice and hot tub.
My husband and I have returned to this condo year after year for an extended stay for a number of years now. That in itself speaks volumes to how much we love and appreciate the care that goes into making this particular condo unit a true home-away-from-home. The location is at the edge of Kailua-Kona town and the unit is directly ocean front. I guarantee you will spend many hours on the lanai. The condo unit has been fully updated through the years. Every year, the owners make improvements by adding or replacing something in the unit. The owners go above and beyond to make sure all needs are met from supplying toiletries and paper towels and toilet paper to numerous beach items. There are way too many amenities to list them all here. We also need to give a huge shout-out to the housekeeper and maintenance man. The unit is immaculately cleaned in between stays and during extended stays. If any issues arise, (like the battery in the lanai fan died while we were there), the maintenance man is ready to look after things. He delivered a new battery the next day, even though we said there was no rush. I could go on and on, but we just encourage you to come and see for yourself how truly special this condo unit is. Mahalo Dan and Jana. A hui hou.
This place is incredible for its view, walking distance to all Kona has to offer and it’s clean and comfortable set up. It’s obvious the owners believe in creating an elevated experience and it shows in the details. Great for a couple wanting to experience the peaceful oceanfront Kona experience while also being able to walk easily to restaurants, shops and activities.
Our stay was absolutely wonderful! The excellent directions and check in instructions made arriving at night very easy. The condo was exceptionally clean and neat and outfitted with everything necessary for a great stay. We loved watching whales, dolphins, sunsets and surfers from the lanai. The condo is within walking distance of many restaurants, shops and historic sights and an easy drive to beaches, grocery and other stores and restaurants.
We would definitely stay again and hope we have the opportunity.
Great location, unit, view and host. Easy check in, check out, host Dan was a great resource. Unit had everything we needed and more. Would definitely stay here again in the future.
We loved being so close to the ocean. The sound of the surf all the time is soothing and relaxing. It was also a lot of fun to watch and hear the crashing roar of the waves and watch the surfers nearby when the surf was up!
The sunset every single night was beautiful.
Dan was a great host and his crew were real professionals. We got answers to our questions and help when we needed it very quickly.
Here, you’re close to grocery stores, shops, and many beaches. If you like sun and water, it’s hard for me to believe you won’t enjoy your stay here.
A dated property, but had all we need for a comfortable stay. Some new towels in the bathroom would be nice. Can’t beat the beach front location for the sunsets and easy walk to restaurants. Communication with Dan the owner was great!
We liked this condo very much. Great location in strolling distance to the town promenade. Beautiful view from the balcony right onto the ocean. Equipped and maintained by a clearly loving owner - great bed, nice furniture, lots of kitchen plates, tools, etc. lots of details we liked - beach umbrella, chairs, boogie boards, snorkels and so on. Impeccably clean too.
We would have liked to stay for another few weeks! Dan very responsive to any questions we had. Highly recommended.
Dan was great to coordinate with from the very first communication before staying to letting us know what we left after we checked out! Ha! We enjoyed 2.5 weeks of privacy and relaxation at the condo. It was right at water’s edge and a close walk in to town. We appreciated the welcome gifts and that the condo was fully stocked with essentials. I think everything else has already been said. Thanks for allowing us to stay at your place, Dan! Mahalo!
This property was just the right place for us to stay for a couple of weeks and escape the rainy Pacific Northwest. The location was great. The condo had everything we needed. The bed is comfortable, the kitchen has all the essentials for cooking. We even had coffee to greet us! Dan was easy to work with, Jim the maintenance person came and changed out a light fixture the day after calling him! I would highly recommend this condo to couples looking for the ultimate view! It was so pleasant to have the sound of the ocean for our entire stay. Thank you Dan.
This condo was clean, warm and inviting. The host provided a lot of extras to make our stay pleasurable. Having binoculars, a cooler and chairs was great. The building was nice and quite and the location was great. A small sand beach area was right next door and restaurants were within walking distance. The pictures are accurate, but even they couldn’t capture the gorgeous view of the ocean from the balcony, my favorite part. Would definitely stay here again.
Fantastic couples retreat in Kona Kailua. Kona Reef resort is on the south end of the Kailua section- great for a quiet retreat with easy walk to restaurants and shopping. Beautiful condo. Very well maintained and a great host to help with getting set up for an amazing trip! Mahalo!
Fantastic condo with amazing oceanfront views. Perfect location on the quiet side of Ali’i Drive, but close enough to walk to restaurants and shops. Dan, the host, made us feel very welcomed as soon as we booked. The condo is fully equipped, extremely well-cared for, and super clean. We will definitely stay here again.
The sunsets from the balcony cannot be beat! We had a great stay. Dan was easy to communicate with. So appreciate the coffee and goodies! Also having paper products was wonderful. Condo is equipped with everything you need. My only suggestion would be to get beach chairs that put you lower to the sand and can be adjusted. The current ones are not beach friendly. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us!!
This vacation rental was as advertised. Great location, clean and in order upon arrival. The unit itself was well stocked with a welcome basket, kitchen, bathroom, beach, & laundry items. A brand new washer/dryer came in handy towards the end of our trip. What really makes this unit is the balcony overlooking the coastline where the views and sounds of the ocean was tranquil. It was great having breakfast and ending the day on the balcony for every day of the trip. We would definitely stay here on our next visit to Kona.
The condo was fantastic and Dan was a great host. If we go back to Kona, we'll be looking to book this condo first.
The owner (Dan) is so amazing! He is caring and responsive and a pleasure to work with! I cannot say enough about how great our experience was working with him.
The unit we stayed in was clean and right on the ocean! It has everything you will need to enjoy the Big Island. There are hotels nearby that charge double what we paid...and these hotels don't have any of the ammenities that we had. Plus, our customer service rep (Dan - the owner) is better than anyone you will find at a hotel.
If you are staying in Kona, you would be cheating yourself if you did not stay here...sooooo awesome and such a great value! We will certainly book here again if visiting Kona!
Stayed with my partner in August and LOVED this waterfront condo! Its spacious (for Hawaii standards) and had AC in the main room which was useful on the hot days. Wifi was strong (my partner worked a half day and took a zoom call) and the place was clean. Kitchen had all you needed to cook meals and wonderful plasticware for the pool area. But the real highlight was the gorgeous view and lani... we spent time sipping wine and it was a great place to eat our takeout while listening to the waves crash. Well located for all activities on Kona side of the island!
First off, it starts with an owner who wants to make sure you have a GREAT stay. From engaging in the initial conversations about the unit and things to do, to stocking the unit adequately for your stay, Dan really cares about his guests.
The unit was just as described with incredible views and all the comforts needed for making for a wonderful vacation. The only change I would make is staying longer. Not to worry though, I’ll remedy that the next time.
I absolutely loved this place. Clean, comfortable, with many amenities & full kitchen. Bed also very comfy. Owner very easy to reach and two contacts available locally for issues but didn’t have any. They view is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend! I had hoped to come back in feb or March but he is all booked up!
We really enjoyed the ocean view at this property and spent much of our time on the lanai. It was also a great location within walking distance of downtown Kailua-Kona. We would definitely stay here again!
Dan and Jana, you get the prize for having the best, well stocked condo! And it was such a beautiful place to stay right on the ocean.
We really enjoyed ourselves and the use of your fabulous condo! It was represented well in the photos and we were so pleased. I hope we can visit there again in the future!! Thanks so much for all of your helpful info and the books provided that helped us with our stay also.
Tom and Karen Stewart
The place came with everything we needed and a few pleasant surprises. Great location, short walk to restaurants, bars, and shopping. Would definitely recommend.
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