Kona Reef D-16

Rates: $255 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: Q (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 4.87 (from 140 reviews)
Kona Reef, beautiful one-bedroom, direct oceanfront condominium, on world-famous Alii Drive. Our condo is 23 feet from the ocean and offers spectacular sunsets. Watch the surfers and the dolphins from the lanai.
This immaculate, recently upgraded condo has every thing you will need for a great vacation. It has all the comforts of home.

Our condo, D-16, is highly rated by previous guests, we are responsible owners who take our guest's comfort and satisfaction seriously.

Everything is happening right in front of you here. This is one of the best surfing spots on the island, the break is just in front of the condo. Dolphins, turtles, ships, birds, and when you prefer to read a book and just relax, this is also the most tranquil place to be. Relax and listen to the ocean waves, and enjoy perfect weather and beautiful sunsets.

Kona has some of the world's best, golf, fishing, diving, snorkeling and beaches. You can run, bike or hike for miles, or just sit back, watch the Pacific Ocean and ........

April 2017 remodel:

12 x 24 tile - living room, kitchen, hall
lanai furniture
lanai rug
rattan chair cushions & fabric
large area rug LR
floor lamp LR
sconce LR
drapes LR
air conditioner LR
utensils, pans, hot pads, etc.
shower caddy BR
shower liner & back stock BR
fabric shower curtain BR
wall to wall mirror BR
end table lamps bedroom
pillows – sleeping
ironing board
painted kitchen and other areas
LED bulbs throughout

Last 6 months:
flat screen bedroom
quilt, shams
mattress pads
front load washer (only lasted 2 years)
faucet – kitchen
kitchen towels
coffee maker

August 2018 remodel:

Bathroom: tiled walk in shower
new tile on the floor
new vanity with stone countertop
new comfort toilet
new lighting

new flooring
new closet system

Queen-size bed (and premium mattress)
granite counter-tops
plenty of room for storage
in suite laundry
free long distance calls to Canada & anywhere in the US.
Wireless DSL & more

Keywords: Oceanfront Condominium
STVR REGISTRATION NUMBER: STVR-19-376163 Registration Number: GE-047-914-8032-01,TA-047-914-8032-01

Kona Reef D-16 Reviews

paul m.
August 2023
This was our first time stating in a VRBO and could not have had a better time. Fantastic location being located right on the oceanfront. The condo was only a few minutes walk to town for shopping or dining out. Definitely will be returning in the future.

Lisa R.
August 2023
The condo was amazing and so close to the ocean! Lives watching the sunset and seeing people come out to watch as well. The men blowing the conch shells to honour the day was so cool. We enjoyed watching people catching waves on the boogies boards too. Loved our stay. It made our vacation so relaxing and special.

Summer A.
August 2023
Perfect second story condo for a couple to stay at that's within walking distance of several shops and restaurants. The place is fully stocked, including items for the beach. Sunsets can be admired right from the balcony. Host provided perfect instructions for easy in and out.

Mark C.
July 2023
This property offers the advantages of location, view, functionality, cleanliness, amenities, and value.

Matt B.
July 2023
Great place to stay. Very clean, pretty balcony view for sunsets, and owner was very helpful with places to eat and attractions to see. Enjoyed our stay and will book again next time we are in Kona.

James P.
June 2023
We have stayed at the Kona Reef on 3 different occasions. We like the location of the property since it is close to town and an easy walk. The ocean view from this unit is terrific. Out of the 3 units we have stayed in all of which were ocean font units we liked this unit the most. Stephanie was very quick to respond to questions we had prior to getting to the island and was very prompt to respond to some very minor issues we had once there. The communication was great! The unit is nice with a very comfortable bed and an adequate amount of kitchen utensils to prepare meals. Overall we had a great experience and will be contacting Stephanie again in the near future for another stay.

elizabeth h.
May 2023
Property was very clean and newly painted. Has all the essentials and everything worked ( didn't try the TV ).

Steve S.
April 2023
Came here to warm up from the Pacific Northwest. It did not take long. Really liked the cool ocean breeze through the rooms. Easy access to town, short walk to the pool and bbq area, would come again.

Rick K.
April 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the condo. Would do it again.Stephanie was very responsive to my contacts with her. Highly recommend.

M M.
January 2023
A daily ring side seat to to surf and sun and the occasional dolphin. Condo is well appointed. New couch arrived while we were here. And without back pillows can serve as a bed for someone under 6 feet. Owner provided beach chairs, towels, cooler, pool noodles all of which appreciated. Dish and cookware is basic but functional. Owner easy to communicate with and very responsive. Also nice condo is up one short flight of stairs from street.

katie l.
January 2023
We so enjoyed our time here! The condo is nicely updated, clean and right on the water! The bed is super comfortable and the convenience of the W/D is great! We'll be back!

star w.
December 2022
we enjoyed you place very much, we will keep you in mind for the future, you were great to work with, and thank you for the welcome gifts.

Andrea H.
November 2022
The apartment is beautiful. Outstanding view and tremendous pool. Location is great short walk to downtown and the beach where Morey invented his boogie board is right next door.

Derek T.
November 2022
Perfect location and surprisingly spacious apartment. Good kitchen too.

Steven R.
October 2022
Would definitely return.

Dick W.
October 2022
A ten

Francine L.
October 2022
Stephanie was great, responded very quickly, and was very accommodating to our needs/requests. Check-in instructions were super easy. The condo was very clean and well stocked. We could not have asked for a better location. We enjoyed the amazing sunsets on the lanai daily. Overall a wonderful place; we would stay here again! Mahalo :)

Craig H.
October 2022
It was pretty easy to book but I was staying at another property so I had to find availability with my other reservation.

Brian S.
September 2022
My wife and I were looking for a relaxing place to vacation in Kailua Kona. This condo has a great view from the lanai to have dinner or just watch the ocean. The condo is clean and well-maintained. The owner is communicative and accommodating. I walked to restaurants, coffee, and shops every day. A short drive from the best coffee anywhere. Would stay there again.

Donna L.
September 2022
If you like being on top of the ocean, you will love this condo! Aside from the beautiful setting, the condo has been updated and was extremely comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. The owner was extremely responsive and accommodating. It was so nice being able to walk into downtown Kona and not have to worry about where to park the car. So convenient and a lovely walk by the water to wonderful restaurants and shopping. We loved our stay, and you will too!

Christina M.
August 2022
What a lovely place! Every single morning we ate our breakfast on the lanai and watched the surfers. The home was spotless, and it had everything we needed in the kitchen to cook and prepare meals. There was also a cooler that we used daily to transport our food and drinks to all the places we went. We loved that the had a washer and dryer in the unit! They also had snorkeling gear which we used at several places. If you don’t want to cook, you are within east walking distance of several yummy places, and we also walked to pick up groceries:) Great spot!

Kate F.
August 2022
This is a very scenic property with several different cottages/rooms available. The people working there were fantastic!

Steve G.
July 2022
This is a beautiful spot within walking distance from Kona Village. The condo is as advertised. Stephanie is very responsive and great to work with. We had one little issue with the TV and a maintenance guy came right away and fixed it. The kitchen is well equipped...we did a lot of cooking. The view from the lanai is amazing. The condo complex is great with nice pool/hot tub and barbecue area and they keep it very secure. The only room for improvement would be updating the air conditioner. Works fine but is old and a little noisy. The bedroom is against the outside wall to the hallway and close to the parking lot, so it can be loud, particularly in the mornings when people are loading up to go places. It would be a good idea to put up some type of blinds in the bedroom as well as the upper windows let in a lot of light from the hallway all night. These are very minor issues. Overall a great stay at an excellent price.

Maribeth S.
June 2022
This was an awesome spot . We could walk to all restaurants. Place was almost on the ocean. The waves were loud but perfect for us Indiana people. The place was nice just right size for 2 people.

Janet M.
June 2022
This beachfront unit took care of all of our needs. There was no need to search for other beaches when you’re on one. The tide pools are right in front of us. You can always lounge on the lanai and read if you don’t want to do any sightseeing or other activities. And the sunsets were spectacular, and we didn’t have to leave our condo to enjoy them every evening.

Angie E.
May 2022
This condo is just as described and pictured. I mean seriously, just feet from the ocean! Beautiful view from the balcony and awesome sunsets! From the thoughtful welcome goodies to the supplied amenities, it was one of the best condos we have stayed in. Stephanie was very responsive to my questions before we went and sent lots of great information for the island. We were able to walk to many restaurants easily as well as the ABC store to pick up any quick items. The condo was very clean and the bed was comfy. Don’t hesitate to book this…you won’t be disappointed!

Lora H.
May 2022
Lovely view and great location, easy walk into Kona. Fun watching the surfers out front! Condo had everything we could want!

Susan J.
February 2022
Waking distance to everything, stunning sunsets, clean and neat accommodations. The perfect place for a Kona stay. Stephanie was super responsive and so easy to work with.

Dale H.
February 2022
As described, nice place. Comfortable bed. Outstanding view. Well appointed kitchen. Look forward to our next stay!

Norman k.
February 2022
Great location and the owner is very good in responding

Sharon R.
January 2022
Such a lovely condo and property in an excellent location! Easy walk to Restaurants. Short drive to west side beaches and activities. Spent a ton of time on the balcony watching waves crash and sometimes a few surfers. Gorgeous sunsets. Cooked fresh fish on the common area grills. Hot tub was very nice. The area below the condo has some foot traffic but nothing noisy or distracting. Exceeded our expectations.

Pat and Beth D.
January 2022
This property is clean, updated and well supplied. The pictures and descriptions shared by the owners are accurate. The location is absolutely wonderful, with an unobstructed view of the Pacific. The entire property appears to be well cared for. Kailua-Kona is a fun area, and one I would absolutely include in a visit to the Big Island.

Martin P.
December 2021
The place was super clean and had all the expectations from a A+ rental!

Michele H.
November 2021
This was a great location and we enjoyed listening to the waves every day. Front row seats to the sunset every evening and surfers morning and night! We would definitely stay here again! My only complaint (and this is minor) was that the air conditioner was very loud.

Carol P.
October 2021
This condo was clean, excellent location, best views & ocean front! We loved our stay! Can’t wait to come back. Stephanie kept in touch through COVID info. Couldn’t have been better. Thanks so much! Lenne & Jean Peters

Carol H.
August 2021
We enjoyed our stay in this condo for two. Our favorite part was the view from the lanai. Most of our condo time and all meals were enjoyed on the lanai. When the waves picked up, we had surfers out our window from sunrise to sunset. The location is within walking distance of the touristy restaurants and shops, and within short drives to other wonderful restaurants and breweries. Swim and snorkeling beaches are close drives. We were grateful when we used the snorkel gear, beach chairs and ice chest we found on the lanai. The A/C in the unit combined with ceiling fans kept us comfortable for sleeping. The small, recently remodeled bathroom was nice. The efficient kitchen was fine for two people. The pool area was clean and we never found it crowded. Parking in lot or under structure was always available. Communication with the owner has been excellent.

August 2021
We had a great time! Air conditioner works like a champ! It’s the perfect walking distance to the downtown area and the owner communicated quickly and was so very gracious! We’ll be staying again!

Renee F.
August 2021
What a delightful place to stay! The sunsets from the balcony were spectacular every evening. The condo was well appointed and Stephanie was available for all our questions. We loved being just a short walk from town, with easy access to everything. We'd absolutely stay here again. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

Jubilee C.
July 2021
We loved our time at the condo! It was the perfect walking distance location for doing local shopping, eating, and tourist fun. We also rented a car, and it was central to everything we wanted to see and do whether it was north or south of us. When he came "home" for the day it was a peaceful and clean place to relax and the lanai was our favorite! This was our first time to Hawaii and the best place to celebrate 25 years of marriage! We hope to come back again! Thank you for a wonderful place to stay!

Francine J.
July 2021
A stone’s throw from the ocean with soothing sounds of the surf and excellent views of the sunset, this condo was perfect for us. Bed was comfortable and the bath and kitchen was recently upgraded. Photos did not do it justice. Great location to restaurants, shops, and farmers market. I would recommend it to others and go back. Mahalo to the hosts.

Kristian H.
June 2018
This was our first visit to Hawaii and we couldnt have been in a better place to enjoy and explore. It was in such a perfect location to venture out on foot and see all the wonders of Kona. We loved eating at the Fish Hopper. The bed was comfy and loved our sunsets on the launi. Thanks so much and hope to return soon

Charles V.
May 2018
Our stay at the kona reef was excellent. The location of the unit was perfect. Just far enough from the congested areas but a quick walk to the bars and restaurants in coconut grove. The unit itself was nice. The bed was confirtable and the kitchen had everything we needed. The AC doesn’t blow into the bedroom but it stayed cool enough to sleep comfortably. The view from the patio is amazing. We could have sipped drinks on the patio and watched the waves crash into the rocks for hours. We also spotted spinner dolphins and turtles from the unit! We will likely book this same unit next time we visit the Kona coast. Hot tip: find out what night they do the luau at the royal kona resort next door. You can order drinks at the bar and watch the whole show for free from the bar/pool area.

Phyllis C.
May 2018
We enjoyed our stay at this condo at Kona Reef. The Kona Reef complex is ideally located right on the ocean and within walking distance of the shops and restaurants at the south end of Kailua-Kona. The complex is not too big and has nice amenities. The barbecue area was great with new barbecue grills. We loved the salt water pool that was just the right temperature- refreshing but not cold. We met several friendly neighbors at the pool and barbecue area. The condo itself is in a great spot. We always choose a condo with an ocean view when we travel to the islands. This condo had the best view of any that we have stayed in. We spent many hours relaxing on the Lanai, watching spinner dolphins, turtles, fisherman, parasailers, cruise ships , and sunsets. It was our own private theater! The condo was comfortable. The kitchen has been updated and is well stocked. The bed was comfortable and we enjoyed having the large flat screen tv in the bedroom. The bathroom could be updated but it was functional and there was a nice shower head with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. It was very humid the first two days we were there and took us a while to figure out how to get the bedroom to a comfortable temperature for sleeping. Most nights just having the windows open and the fans going worked fine. We did have to run the a/c a couple of nights. There a couple of housekeeping issues that should be addressed. The bedroom carpet and the rugs in the living room and Lāna’i need a thorough cleaning. We removed our shoes in the condo but our feet were black from the carpets. The bathtub could use an upgrade. Until then a bath mat would be a good safety feature as the non slip surface has worn away. The shower curtain liner has mildew growing and needs to be replaced. These are all minor issues and can be easily remedied. Overall, this condo is a great value. An ocean view like this at under $200/night is incredible. We would definitely stay here again.

Therese D.
April 2018
Wonderful place to stay beautiful sunsets ocean at your doorstep. Close to Kona restaurants and shops 😎

karen c.
March 2018
This condo was a great fit for us --- close to Kona restaurants and waterfront. Traffic congestion can be problematic in Kona so this condo's location allows you to avoid the car, parking, etc when checking out Kona. The condo is clean and well appointed. We didn't need to run the AC -- fans were fine. The lanai is perfectly situated for morning coffee and sunsets. We used the communal BBQ regularly. Close to a local beach. Wouldn't hesitate to return for another stay!

Steve G.
January 2018
Spent January 14 to 24, 2018 at the Condo. Everything promised in the VRBO write up was delivered! This was our first experience with a VRBO rental and we were a little apprehensive of what we were getting ourselves in to. When we arrived condo was clean and ready to accept 2 tired travellers. Morning revealed a lanai with a truly great ocean view and a table and chairs waiting for us to have coffee overlooking everything. The lanai was also a great place for watching sunsets which never disappointed. We were minutes from downtown Kona and wouldn't have needed to rent a car had we planned to remain only in Kona as all restaurants etc. were within easy walking distance of the condo. Stephanie was accessible for any questions on the condo which were few and easily answered. Would definitely be our first choice should we be back on the island.

lynette s.
January 2018
We stayed for 7 days at this wonderful condo. Easy check in check and out with Stephanie. Rooms were clean and well stocked. We very much enjoyed the lanai in the mornings the pool and small beach areas. What amazing sunsets and beautiful views. Often we saw turtles at waters edge and whales in the distance. There is nothing more relaxing than the sound of the water hitting the rocks just a stones throw from the deck!

Bev M.
January 2018
We stayed for 7 days in January 2018. The condo was clean and nicely decorated. Everything we needed was there. We were both sick on this trip so stayed in the condo more than we had anticipated and it was extremely comfortable. It is within walking distance to everything on Ali'i drive. The ocean crashing outside the doors is wonderful for sleeping. We plan to stay again as soon as we can.

Paul B.
December 2017
We had an awesome time. Enjoyed the condo . Very quiet . Enjoyed the sound of the surf .

Dave S.
November 2017
We spend two weeks here and had a great time. The location is fantastic as it is about 1,000 feet to town. The view is great (just like the picture) and the property is nice and quiet. The condo is well equipped and the bed was comfortable. The owner is very responsive (and nice). We would definitely stay here again.

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