Kona Reef A15

Rates: $210 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: Q (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 4.50 (from 121 reviews)
vrKCV - Kona Reef A15, Professionally Managed by Kona Coast Vacations

Welcome to Hui o Kulia, where the view from A-15 at the Kona Reef will take your breath away. Beautiful Oceanfront condo at one of Kailua Kona's most popular complexes, the Kona Reef. Watch the locals surf from your lanai which is directly within 30 feet from the oceans edge. Exceptional unit for two guests with tropical decor. Kona Reef A15. Relax and watch the whales (seasonally) and dolphins swim by, cruise ships pass, or the surfing which takes place right before your eyes.

Kona Reef condominiums are comprised of 130 units in 6 separate buildings. Honl's beach is adjacent to Kona Reef with its brilliant white sand and sunbathing. Strong swimmers in calmer sea conditions, often snorkel in the ocean a few steps from the condo to see some of the most colorful fish you will ever see. The complex offers an oceanfront pool with tiled decks, hot tub(spa), BBQ area with grills, plus shower/toilets near pool. Free open parking covered and uncovered is available. Conveniently located within walking distance (less than half a mile) to Kona Town that offers shopping, restaurants/bars, activity booths, and Aloha along the way. One mile to the Ironman start and finish. For your convenience, there is an elevator in the complex, however there are stairs involved to get to the 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: 077-277-5936-01. STVR-19-364138. Registration Number: TA-077-277-5936-01, GE-077-277-5936-01

Kona Reef A15 Reviews

Joan S.
February 2024
We've stayed at the Kona Reef several times. The property is perfect for a quick swim and lounge by the pool. The BBQ area is comfortable and inviting. The evening sunset vigil by the residents is a lovely experience. The one bedroom units are cozy for two. We appreciated having some spices, oils and coffee filters from other visitors stays. In January humpbacks cruised on by. The dolphins were a little more shy and or the high surf hid their daily swim by the complex.

Cate J.
December 2023
We love the Kona Reef. We’ve been coming for many years and find that the complex is perfect for our needs. The views are fantastic, the sound of the surf is divine and we love that the walk into town is so quick and easy. The part of the complex the unit is in is great. The direct ocean front is of course fantastic. We also like the atrium area that’s between the buildings on this side of the complex. The trees help to keep the bedrooms cooler and it’s wonderful to wake up to birds singing. We were impressed with our dealings with Kona Coast. I reported some maintenance issues and they had them addressed incredibly quickly. The bed was comfortable and it was clean which is always important. This was the 7th Kona Reef unit we’ve stayed in. We very much liked that there wasn’t nearly the decorative clutter we’ve encountered in some of the units. However, it is lacking in some of the touches you tend to find in units where the owners stay in there on a regular basis. It meant that the kitchen wasn’t as well stocked as some. Hooks for things like towels & keys at the entrance would have been nice. I’m of average height and had challenges reaching some things and there’s no step ladder. These are pretty minor issues though. I think that the only thing I didn’t like about the unit was the couch. I really didn’t like it at all. However, we spent most of our time on the lanai so it really wasn’t a problem.

Scott H.
September 2023
If you’re looking for an amazing view. If you want to be close to the water. If you want to see and hear waves crashing onto the beach. If you want to see beautiful sunsets. This condo is for you!!!!!! We spent every morning and night setting on the lanai watching and listening to the waves. It was everything we had hoped for. The condo was clean and nicely decorated and in good condition. It was well stocked with towels and washcloths and any kitchen supplies we needed. I’ll admit we didn’t need much kitchen supplies since we were on the go most of the time checking out the island so we mainly showered and slept there. It is equipped with a window unit AC in the living room that keeps the area cool. They have some items in the closet like snorkeling gear, beach chairs, pool noodle and body boards for you to use. There’s a nice little beach next door. There is covered parking garage for your car. The condo is within walking distance to several restaurants. The only improvement I can think of is if it also had AC in the bedroom. We noticed the first few nights the bedroom would be a little warm when we first went to bed so we just started turning the AC down a couple hours before bedtime. There is a ceiling fan and a small table fan in the bedroom to help. I read some reviews complaining about the birds making too much noise in the garden outside the bedroom but we never noticed it. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner by chance. She is the sweetest and nice lady.

Melissa G.
July 2023
We were thoroughly impressed by how well stocked the condo was in the kitchen, bathroom, and beach supplies like boogie boards folding chairs, and a cooler. The view was absolutely gorgeous, peaceful, and quiet. The pool area had lounge chairs on the grass facing the ocean which made a perfect spot to watch the sunset. The A/C cooled down the entire condo even though it was located in the living room only. The wifi was a little slow and I didn't have great cell connection, but overall that didn't disrupt our stay at all. We would absolutely stay here again and plan to in the future!

Gary B.
June 2023
The condo is amazing! The location is perfect… Just a few minutes walk from town. The view from the balcony is absolutely beautiful! The only negative I saw, the place could use a new air conditioning unit. The radiator on the current unit is rusting onto the balcony and leaves quite a mess.

Kim M.
May 2023
Great location and even better view! The only complaint is that there is an atrium right outside the window at about 4-430 every morning the birds are chirping for about an hour and sounded like they were in my room! Other than that it was perfect!

Jean G.
May 2023
This was our 8th stay at the Kona Reef Resort. The unit is a basic one bedroom apartment with kitchenette, living room, and lanai, in addition to the bedroom,. There are great views especially of sunsets from this oceanfront condo. This unit has had recent new flooring, but is showing the wear of years, especially the bathroom which had rusty fixtures, a sloppy paint job, and is desperately in need of a refresh. The lanai floor had several sunken areas from decay, which were attempted to be concealed with a cheap sheet floor covering. The unit was equipped with adequate furnishings and kitchenwares, but the refrigerator was a bit small. The wifi signal wasn't strong enough to cover the full length of the condo, and download speeds were slow. For the first time ever, we saw a cockroach inside a unit at the Kona Reef. The resort facility is showing signs of needed maintenance. The hot tub and grills were great, but the pool water was often cloudy. There were cracked tiles, oxidized gates, and parking spaces roped off becuase of some safety issue in the parking garage. Our biggest issue was that the residents in the unit directly below ours were pot smokers and lit up at least four times (most likely in their bathroom), which filtered into our bathroom ventilation and dissipated into our bedroom and the rest of our condo. Since smoking of any kind is prohibited on the property, we attemped to call the property manager. All the telephone numbers for a night manager listed in the materials in our unit and in our rental agreement were either out of service or for a security company that did not serve the property. So we had no recourse for prohibited activity taking place and the noxious air invading through the HVAC system. This also raised the larger question of why was another unit's exhaust filtering into our bathroom vent, rather than to outside the building? The following day the onsite manager's office had an "out to a meeting" sign on the door, so it was difficult to reach a property manager to finally register a complaint. Beware if you are sensitive to any kind of smoking in this supposed non-smoking property!

Nona S.
April 2023
We enjoyed out stay and the island! Easy Chick-in and out. Best view!

Catherine M.
April 2023
Great location! Nice condo.

Tom R
January 2023
Place was perfect for two. Great view of the ocean. Big Turtle in front on most mornings. Could see the spinner dolphins playing and whales every day. Everything worked great. Would stay again at same location.

art G.
November 2022
one sliding glass door requires Hercules to move. needed more dishwasher pellets need better signage leaving to the dumpsters or a statement that the dumpsters are by the entrance to the parking garage. "designated trash containers is misleading

Cori W.
November 2022
Great stay, great condo, thanks!

Jon S.
October 2022
Awesome property! Breakfast on the lanai watching the surfers to breathtaking sunsets. Property had everything to make our stay great, from a well stocked kitchen to snorkeling gear, boogie board, and beach chairs. We will be back!

Valerie T.
August 2022
Very nice stay. There on business so enjoyed the view over coffee. Good bed and shower. It is a great location for restaurants and coffee shops.

Tom A.
April 2022
Property is way below standard. Filthy, worn out floors inside and on lanai, totally in need of an update. Mold in the bathroom. Stayed in 10 other units at Kona Reef, all superior to A15. Pretty sure one could sell the refrig on the Antique Road Show. Until at least inside and lanai floors replaced, no one should stay in this place

Joan V.
January 2022
Beautiful location. Condo needs updating. We found several deep cleaning problems. Let the property manager know and they were going to take care of it all; clogged drains, garbage disposal didn't work, floors dirty. Other than that comfortable and great location.

Jessica P.
December 2021
I love the location of the property. You can walk to the shops and restaurants in Kona/Kailua. Plus it was right next to the waves/ocean. Unfortunately, the unit needs a thorough cleaning. The floors were extremely dirty, the baseboards need to be wiped down and the shower needs a detail cleaning. There were no cleaning supplies to help with the situation. We would stay at the condo again, just not this unit.

Steve & Jana K.
November 2021
May want to use a different property manager. We got there to discover pool was being renovated. PM said they emailed us ahead of time but we definitely did not receive it. We are planners and booked this months in advance and would have definitely rebooked another property.

Thomas W.
August 2021
The unit could not have been better located. A short walk into town, right on the water where we had the surfers/boarders directly in front of us. A/C was great in hot afternoons, kitchen well stocked, comfortable King sized bed, parking, pool...what else do you need? Property manager reached out to us to insure all was OK. We were very happy with the unit and lanai.

sara r.
July 2021
I loved the location of the property, especially the ocean view. The apartment was stocked with everything we needed. Each morning I woke to the soothing sound of the ocean and surfers. The pool and barbecue area was perfect for evening hang outs. Could not have asked for a better stay.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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