We absolutely loved our stay here. The check-in process was very smooth, it was easy to find the property and the parking space in the garage with the easy-to-follow instructions that were shared with us. The condo itself was very very clean and exactly what we expected from the pictures. The location is perfect. It is easy walking distance to the main boardwalk area in downtown Kona and we enjoyed walking to get breakfast and coffee every morning at our "usual" spots. The views from the lanai were stunning! The only disappointing part of the stay is that the pool was closed for repairs for our entire stay (which was one of the deciding factors in booking this place) - all was well though since we packed our days pretty full and did not have much free time that we would have been able to spend there anyway! The hosts left lots of thoughtful and helpful things for us - there was a laundry kit so we could do a few loads of laundry without needing to run out to the store to get detergent, etc. They left coffee for us too!
The bed was VERY comfortable and I very much appreciated that they left multiple pillows for us to use (I am a multiple pillow sleeper myself). The AC unit in the bedroom was more than sufficient to keep us cool at night, especially with the dividers up between the rooms to keep the cool air in.
Can't say enough good things about the property, would highly recommend staying here! I would definitely stay here again.
This was a wonderful property. It was well appointed and very comfortable for 2 of us. We loved the views from the lanai...enjoyed our morning coffee there as well as watching gorgeous sunsets. It is within walking distance of downtown Kona, (but not really within walking distance of a beach, which wasn't a problem for us). We would definitely stay here again!
We couldn’t have picked a better location or place!! Very handy for Ironman.
Place was great for us! Location, views, accommodations all fantastic. First time on Big island. Won’t be our last. We would totally stay here again. Thanks to the host for sharing.
This property in Kailua-Kona has everything that we needed for a perfect location. This is our second time staying in the unit because we liked it so much the first time. It is walking distance to town and the lanai is very large with a partial ocean view. We will definitely come back again.
This was an amazing place to stay! It was walking distance to restaurants, and easy to get around. I really loved the thoughtful touches that helped us get the most out of Kona! There were beach chairs, boogie boards, a cooler, and a well-stocked kitchen. There is an air conditioning unit in the bedroom, but the main room could get toasty. We were out most of the day, so didn't bother us. Pro Tip: if you use the room dividers, it really helps keep the air conditioning when you're sleeping.
Nice apartment with a great view of the ocean. Lots of dining within a short walk. There are some small beaches nearby, but the nicer ones are a good distance away.
The condo is very well decorated and very comfortable. The view from the lanai is beautiful. A short walk to downtown Kona and all the town has to offer.
Stay was very good.
Condo is easy to get to from the Kona airport and walking to the old downtown area is short with sidewalks for paths similar to bike paths for pedestrians. Convenient for food options-mostly comfortable and clean open-air bar and grill type locations and some ethnic options. Close to the farmers market but the one further down Ali'i street is better. Not a walking distance.
Condo is well appointed for cooking all meals and the appliances are nice and clean. Large countertop for meal prep and bar seating with good lighting. Ceiling fans throughout help with temperature control and the bedroom AC and floor fan do a good job of keeping that area cool overnight. Bathrooms are clean and comfortably sized but the exhaust fans would be good to remove steam. Lots of towels, etc. and easy to find the provided supplies. Nice hanging space and dresser to unpack. Main living is pretty and comfortable but as others have stated, the blinds don't work. We didn't find a problem with this because the side that is closed only looks the side of the building and the main area by the door, no one can see in anyway. The 4 star cleanliness isn't a negative. I just noticed things I'd clean that most people wouldn't.
Karen and Ed were very easy to work with and quickly let us know we'd inadvertently received a complaint from the management for throwing water off the lanai. Total mistake on our part but they were understanding.
We would absolutely use the condo again.
We absolutely loved staying at Barbara and Ed’s condo in Kona. It was the perfect launching point for my wife, infant h hvdaughter, and I to explore the island for the week we visited. The condo itself was perfect! Clean, well stocked, a very comfortable bed, and an amazing deck for watching the ocean and sunsets. Barbara was super quick with replies and proactive at getting a pack and play and high chair set up, as well!
We’d love to stay again one day and would definitely recommend it to our friends and family.
This beautiful condo served as our home base for all of our big island adventures. Modern, clean, and having a beautiful view it was perfectly located in Kona within walking distance of great dining.
Beautiful condo, great location- we would definitely stay here again.
We have stayed at the Kona Pacific many times & this was our first stay here. A beautiful condo with the very best view. We loved everything about this bright & well stocked condo. Would love to stay again. Thank you .
Easy check in. Condo was clean. King size bed a nice upgrade from our last stay 5 yrs ago. The lanai is the best - great views, cool breezes. Spent most of our time outside.
The property is very well stocked. The lanai is amazing. We ate most of our meals out there. The complex as a whole is very quiet. Karen is wonderful to work with. She was super prompt responding to my questions. Would highly recommend this unit.
We enjoyed our stay in Kailua Kona (2nd stay at Kona Pacific; first in this condo). Host was great with communication and quick with responses, as needed.
Overall the property was as expected, with a few flaws that would likely lead us to book elsewhere/a different unit next time we come to Big Island.
View from the lanai is terrific; sitting out on the lanai for breakfast and at night was the best part
Location is great for being a short walk to everything
Full kitchen with all cookware, utensils, etc
Two bathrooms is always a plus
Covered parking (yes, the garage is small/tight, but great to have; use the remote for the east gate for easier access in/out!)
Check-in was easy and communication was always timely
Condo needs a little TLC (you can tell it's 100% a rental property)
A/C unit in bedroom is loud and inefficient (tried multiple settings and various temps; the large floor fan in the bedroom is also a beast/does nothing to distribute air)
Vertical blinds need to be replaced (none of them work/all the tracks are broken; blinds in the living room are zip-tied closed and cannot be used, meaning you can't block the sun in the afternoons, which is what's driving the majority of the heat into the condo)
Mattress (spring) and pillows (no support) could use an upgrade (personal preference, but this plus the A/C unit cost us both sleep every night)
Very comfortable place in a great location. Would definitely stay again!
This was a spacious, well equipped and nicely furnished condo. The view was better than expected. Very comfortable and walking distance to so many popular bars and restaurants which is great not having to worry about parking!! Surprisingly quiet and secluded feeling on the 6th floor. Loved the wrap around lanai.
Jon and Cheri A
Loved everything about this unit. Furnishings, supplies, etc were top notch. The wrap around balcony gave terrific views of the ocean and sunsets. Location was fabulous.
We felt very comfortable and had everything we could need and more! We loved the location and peacefulness.
Great location. Clean. Owner was great with communication. Would definitely stay here again.
The cando is fully equipped ,beautiful view, great location, also was great to have beach equipment ( chairs, umbrella, towels …….) mahalo to the host for the coffee and macadamia nuts 😊
We will book it again.
The location of this unit is excellent...truly spitting distance to downtown Ali'i Dr restaurants, shops and water front. The building is super quiet. The pool is really nice for a quick dip before/after day activities. Top floor corner unit with great views and nice breeze on the wrap around lanai. Perfect for breakfast and coffee in the morning. We got to watch the outrigger canoe race on the ocean from afar on the lanai one morning...pretty cool. The hosts welcomed us with coffee and chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Nice touch! The unit is well appointed; furnishings and appliances are gently used. Our only real issue was air flow control in the unit. The unit's bedroom doesn't have a door, so it doesn't close off for privacy nor to keep the AC contained in the bedroom. AC in Hawaii is a luxury of course. It was just particularly hot in Kona during our visit so that did damper our stay. It was a bit difficult to relax in the living room/kitchen as we could not get the overall unit cooled down very well. Otherwise, great stay!
We felt very at home in Ed’s and Barbara’s place. The bed was very comfortable, so were the recliners. We also enjoyed the big balcony and the views on to the ocean at breakfast time. Our communication with Ed and Barbara was easy and showed they are caring hosts. Thank you.
This is our third time and we love this property. Karen and Ed do an excellent job taking care of this property and are very responsive. We love the location, the view, and the condo. We'll be back for a fourth time.
Harry and Julie
We (family of 4 with 2 young children) had a fantastic stay in this lovely apartment.
The location is great - very close to beaches and snorkeling points in Kona and with many restaurants within walking distance.
The apartment is spacious, really well furnished with all the amenities one could possibly need. The condominium has a swimming pool with barbecue facilities as well.
The hosts were super responsive and we had a smooth check-in, comfortable stay and a great overall experience. Mahalo!
We loved this property and had a wonderful time! We were surprised to see it wasn't a true 1 bedroom since there was no door between the bedroom and living room. There were some privacy panels, but it made it harder to enjoy our time after our toddler fell asleep in the living room. The AC unit cools the bedroom well but the kitchen and living room were quite warm. The location was great and a short walk to the town with shops and restaurants. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking gear so we were able to eat in a fair amount. The bed was comfortable and primary bathroom very nice. The owners provided a pack n play and high chair for our toddler which made our experience much easier. The Lanai was one of our favorite areas. The view was beautiful and you get nice breezes. We ate all our meals out there. We even saw fireworks from the Lanai on July 4th. Finally, the condo had a washer and dryer which came in handy to wash clothes part way through our trip. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would happily stay here again.
We had a great time using this condo as our home base! The location was great - walkable to many shops and restaurants and easy access to main roads for driving to further points of interest. The breeze on the porch made it extremely comfortable. It’s a very private unit - there isn’t a traditional door between the bedroom and the living room but screens are provided for privacy. We didn’t feel a need to put them up because we couldn’t see any of the neighbors anyway! Kitchen was well stocked and the two full bathrooms meant two of us could get ready at the same time. Would definitely stay again!
This place had the most amazing view, short drives to all the best beaches, walking distance to restaurants/entertainment, and the condo had every amenity you could possibly need. Highly recommend!
What a great apartment and location. We loved the balcony, which was very big. It is a very short walk to both shops and restaurants. We loved our stay.
We loved everything about the property. It has a very comfortable bed, clean, close to shops & restaurants. Car parking available. Easy & great communication with owner!
Great location and view!
We really enjoyed our stay here. I used to live in Kona, and I can say that the view from this lanai is one of the best in town (ocean and mountain views). The attention to detail is far greater than what you'd get at a hotel as well. The owners go above and beyond to make your stay easy, comfortable, and enjoyable. I would highly recommend this property.
Beautiful place nice kitchen big bedroom! Walking distance to every Restaurant farmers market and beach front. Would love to stying there again in the future.
We’ve always wanted to come visit Hawai’i. So we decided to come for our honeymoon. This rental is way better than the description says. The View was amazing, the sunsets were way better than I thought, we’re from California and I thought we had nice sunsets, I was wrong. The rental was clean, having a kitchen helped, and the A/C came in handy. We’ll definitely start here again.
This was our third time staying at Kona Pacific and our first time in this unit and we look forward to staying in the same unit in the future. The pictures don’t do it justice as it has by far the best ocean view of any condo in the complex. Check-in was very easy and the owners were very gracious and helpful. All supplies were on hand as we’re beach people and the beach chairs, beach towels, cooler and ice maker made going to the beach both easy and convenient. We enjoyed our three week stay very much.
Best vacation rental we've stayed at. The garage parking was a plus, and the views from the lanai in this location are hard to beat. 10/10 would stay again.
We had a lovely few days enjoying the views, location and comfortable condo.
We hope to return.
The condo was perfect! It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We loved the “pay it forward” of food, drinks and condiments left over from previous renters. We wanted for nothing as there were beach chairs, snorkeling gear and boogie boards for a perfect day at the beach. The lanai was amazing - pics don’t do it justice. We loved drinking coffee there every morning and watching the sun set at night. Truly a gem. We hope to be back soon. Mahalo Ed and Karen for an amazing week.
The condo is on the top floor, corner unit of Kona Pacific. Two walls of glass with a gorgeous view of ocean and palm trees! My husband and I spent a week here in September, we could not have been more pleased. The condo is updated with a nice open floor kitchen and two full size bathrooms, big bedroom with comfortable bed. The size is perfect for two and would be good for a couple with children as well. It has all you'll need for a week in Hawaii~beach chairs towels, snorkel equipment, etc. Very quick walk to town (minutes) where you have all the restaurants, shops and entertainment. We would absolutely come back!
Loved the spaciousness and cleanliness of the property. Parking and finding the unit was a breeze. Karen was also very responsive. She made sure that any questions we had were answered promptly. Thank you for making our first trip to Hawaii wonderful!
My family of 4 stayed 3 nights over labor day weekend. Checkin/Checkout was smooth. The views from the lanai were much better than what we expected based on the photographs. We appreciate that the location was walking distance to downtown Kona shops and restaurants. The pool temperarure was perfect and not busy at all for a holiday weekend. The unit itself was clean and well stocked for a Hawaii holiday. The air conditioning wasn't really needed due to a nice breeze. We plan to refurn and definitely recommend.
This property is amazing. Great location, beautiful view, and very clean. I loved the beach gear that was provided to us.
The best VRBO we have ever stayed. We wanted for nothing as you had absolutely everything one would want or need. Great location too.
The best place ever, it has everything very spacious abs best ocean view! We will definitely come back here again!
My husband and I have stayed at Kona Pacific several times and this unit was the best! It is a high, corner unit with great views, cool breezes and makes you never want to leave! The very clean condo has all the amenities needed for cooking, pool, beach and relaxing. It has a desk with printer if you must work; the laundry is nice to have. We will be back!
We found the property in very good condition, well maintained and in an excellent location within about 5 minutes walking distance to the main oceanfront of Kailua. The condo being on the top floor gave wonderful ocean views across two large sections of windows. It would be beneficial to have even a small a/c unit as the interior spaces do get quite warm which is hard for the existing ceiling fans to dissipate. All in all, a great place. We would be glad to stay there again on a future trip!
Perfect condo, especially for two people. It has an awesome lanai with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. It has everything that you need for your stay. It is easy walking distance to the Kona main drag. When I come back to the Big Island I would definitely stay here again. Thanks!
While the entire condo is modern and very nice, the patio is the real magic. 6th floor and an ocean view, it's the perfect place to eat a meal or have a drink and look out over the pacific. Close to a lot of great places to eat and grab coffee, I cannot recommend this home more. We greatly enjoyed our stay, and will miss it very much.
Beautiful condo, very nicely decorated, great view of the water from the lanai.
Property was very clean, well equipped and in a great location, walking distance to town. It was easy to locate and access. The bed was very soft and tended to dip in the middle and the verticle blinds in the bedroom don't close properly so bedroom was very bright in the mornings. This is just feedback as if no-one says anything the owners don't know. The view from the balcony is lovely and we enjoyed having breakfast and evening drinks out there.
Otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this condo to anyone asking for recommendations for accommodation in Kona.
We had a great time in this condo. Great location! Easily walkable to restaurants and shops on Alii Dr. Very well equipped kitchen and bathrooms. Huge lanai with beautiful view of the water.
Thank you Karen for sharing your condo! I highly recommand to anyone.
Great location, beautiful apartment, and amazing balcony.
Probably our best experience in a condo. Besides its being a totally comfortable and convenient place to stay, the owners were quick to answer questions and handle the transaction.
Mark Flynn S.
Out of all the times I've been to Hawaii, this is definately the best condo I have stayed in.
I'd 100% recommend it for a couple or a small family, everything was there that you would need and it's only a short walk down to Ali'i Drive for the tourist things you always need.
I don't know what else to say, other than if I ever get back to the big island, I'll try to book here again.
Thanks Karen and Ed for accepting my booking.
We have been to four islands in four years and this has been the best condo to date. My husband and I stayed here for two glorious weeks. We were very impressed by the up-to-date remodeling, the spacious living area and lanai. The view is perfect and the amenities sublime. But the piece de resistance is the shower in the main bathroom. I also loved not having to have a key (brilliant).
The condo is close to all manner of shops, dining and sightseeing excursions. It's quiet and the neighbors are friendly. We would stay here again.
If there was one downside, it was that there wasn't a hairdryer. But because we enjoyed this home so much and appreciated the ease of securing it, we left one for future vacationers.
Thank you again for sharing your wonderful home. We look forward to seeing you in the future.
We booked last minute on our honeymoon as we wanted to extended it on The Big Island. We more than happy with our decision and couldn't have asked for a better place. It was very spacious and we'll layed out. Great sized updated kitchen with everything you needed. I loved having my coffee on the balcony each morning as well as late night dinners listening to the ocean. So much activity close by with tons of restaurants and shopping within walking distance. Karen and Ed were wonderful to deal with and extremely helpful. We sure hope to come back again and highly recommend staying here.
My family stayed 4 days and really enjoyed our time there. As others have said, the location near town is great (very walkable), the unit is nicely furnished, and the lanai offers a very nice view of the ocean.
We were very pleased with the rental. The swimming pool was a little small. But still fun.
The condo was in a good location with an easy walk to all the fun activities of Kailua-Kona. All the kitchen amenities were included, even dish soap and a washer-dryer. Nice!. Décor was very pleasing. Lanai had a pleasant view over roof tops to ocean a block away. The place was clean. Needed a bit more work on floor of front bathroom. Some evenings were cool and there were no spare blankets. I didn't think to call the owners and it seems that they would have been available to take care of any concerns, but one is so busy playing while on vacation that we didn't think of it until too late at night. Nice to have two separate bathrooms for two visitors. Unit was quiet. Breeze coming through the wall to ceiling patio sliding windows was heavenly.
fantastic property and great owners to work with!
This condo was in an excellent location, close to downtown and had underground parking. View of the ocean was spectacular and the condo pool area was large and has lots of lounge chairs to tan on . The owners were very accommodating and I would highly recommend this condo
Laurel Lia S.
This unit is nicely set up and supplied. It's got a great location within the complex as well as being walkable to all of the shops and restaurants in town. Unfortunately, it wasn't clean. There was hair in the sink and shower, the glass panel in the shower was dirty, the little throw rugs in the kitchen, bathrooms and bedsides were very dirty. After taking a shower and walking barefoot in the unit our feet would get really dirty, so floors were not mopped. There were moldy old coffee grounds in the coffee maker. There were crumbs and dirt on the outside patio table when we arrived. There are nice quality towels in the bathrooms but they all had a mildew smell to them.
I wrote the owner, who usually takes a couple of days to respond. She said she appreciated the input and would take care of the issues. I used to be a vrbo owner, so out of good will, I washed the rugs, bought bleach and washed and dried all the bathroom towels to get rid of the mildew (cuz' who wants to dry off smelling like that?) We left all the towels and sheets clean (left them in the dryer), ran the dishwasher, wiped down surfaces and left it much cleaner than we found it. The rental agreement said security deposit and cleaning deposit. It did not say cleaning fee. We got our security deposit back, but we didn't get any of the cleaning deposit back. I wrote the owner and asked her to explain and did not hear back. That is the reason I am including all these details in this review. When I initially contacted her, she said she would take care of the issues, but she offered us nothing for the inconvenience of arriving at a dirty unit and then did not return our cleaning deposit, even though we left it cleaner than we found it. If cleanliness is important to you, this place isn't going to feel good unless the owner hires a good cleaning crew. If you do inquire, it might be wise to ask about all of this and what exactly it takes to get the cleaning deposit refunded in advance.
We stayed for a week at this perfect condo. The location is central to pretty much everything and has a fantastic view from the lanai. It's close to the small shops and restaurants downtown and centrally located for north or South Island adventures. It is well furnished and provided a great place to relax when we weren't out and about. Plenty of upgrades make this condo a great destination whether you plan on spending every moment there or as a home base in between adventures.
My husband and I stayed at Karen's condo for two weeks and it was fantastic! The condo is a corner unit so the view is great, you can see the ocean from your bed and everywhere from inside the condo! The lanai is huge, we spend every evening on it watching the sunset ( I think a lounger would be a great addition because of the size of the lanai). The kitchen is a full sized kitchen, it was beautiful and we felt like we were at home as it had almost everything we needed, the only thing I think we missed was a blender for the occasional blended drink.The bathrooms are great, the master shower is lovely. I have only two minor complaints if you could call them that, one, the bed for us was not comfortable, its firm and for us we had a hard time sleeping comfortably, I think a thick mattress topper would do the trick (in my opinion), the second is no air conditioning, this was difficult at first but we adjusted to it, if there was more of a breeze I don't think would have cared at all, but unfortunately mother nature didn't provide much of a breeze for us.This condo is less than a five minute walk to everything, you are on Alii Drive in minutes. The pool was lovely and private with loungers everywhere, we only used it once and kind of regretted it. Overall we couldn't be happier and quite frankly did not want to leave. When we go back to the Big Island we will rent this condo again. Karen was great to deal with and everything went according to plan. Stay here, you won't regret it!