Kona Reef D-18


Rates: $678 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KQT (sleeps 5)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 142 reviews)
NOTE - Per new California law, ALL rental properties must include the cleaning fee in the per night rate. We do not ask for additional cleaning fees unless the condo is left in deplorable condition.

Kona Reef is one of the most ideal resort destinations on the Kona Coast. Walking distance to town (less than a mile through downtown to the IronMan pier!). Experience restaurants, shopping, ocean sports, killer ocean views of all the Kona activities right at your front ocean door. Did I mention Honl's Beach, one of the best white sandy beaches found on the Kona Coast right in front of the Reef?

The condo has been completely remodeled - Jan, 2018 - tiled baths with glass-enclosed showers, all tile floors throughout. Feb, 2021 - new kitchen cabinets, new mattresses, new AC unit, new lanai table. March, 2022 - completely painted, new lanai chairs, new linens, new coffee maker, assorted new pillows, new electronic locks, new dining room furniture (4/22), new living room furniture (7/22)! March, 2023 - new dishwasher, range, ac unit and ceiling fans.

It is one of four of the largest in the complex, sleeping 5 in beds - a king in one room and a queen and twin in the other. This is a corner unit which affords extra light - and exposure and views of open ocean and Kona town from everywhere. Don’t pass this one up! 'Book it Dano' '!

Please view the owner's other two bedroom unit at VRBO#974526. Mahalo!

Keywords: Kona Reef, oceanfront, beautiful teal waters breaking on the reef at your front door. Registration Number: GE-190-089-4208-01, TA-190-089-4208-01

Kona Reef D-18 Reviews



Tina J.
December 2023
Our family visited the Big Island to connect for the first time with my husband's deceased mother's native Hawaiian family and culture.It was a very moving and emotional trip to say the least! And Sandy's condo was a wonderful place for us to call home for the week. We loved sitting on the balcony at sunrise every day taking in the serene activities of the ocean and coastline just steps away. We also loved the easy ten minute walk into the quaint town of Kailua-Kona which is chock full of places to eat, shop, snack, and sightsee. The condo had everything we needed: the perfect sleeping arrangements; a complete kitchen; more than enough bath towels/supplies; and beach necessities including towels, chairs, umbrellas, and snorkel gear. Parking spaces were a little tight but our van fit okay. The only issue (which was beyond the owner's control) was no hot water in the hallway shower. To our pleasant surprise, a handyman arrived pretty quickly after we spoke to the owner about it. He was very apologetic that it would be fixed after our visit. So we made do taking turns with the shower in the front bedroom. It was a minor pivot for us; the owner's timely response is more the point. We would definitely enjoy staying here again!


Ellen A.
October 2023
This condo is so perfectly located with amazing views!! Clean and comfortable. We’ll stocked and it felt like home. On the down side, hall bathroom shower and kitchen water never got very hot…aside from that we would definitely come back! Mahalo ☺️🌴😎🌺


Donald D.
October 2023
This condo met our needs perfectly. It is obvious that the owner has focused on upgrades and keeping this unit in top condition. Superb oceanfront views, airy and open, excellent furnishing, new appliances, comfortable bed and all amenities needed to enjoy time in Hawaii. This is one of the best in the facility and we both said we would definitely come back to this unit again.


Katherine S.
October 2023
Beautiful! The lanai is a great place to drink coffee and watch the surfers in the morning! Close enough to walk to the restaurants in Kona which is a plus because parking is terrible. Condo was clean and looked just like the pictures.


Amardeep K.
August 2023
Close to everything and great with little ones!


Margaret G.
August 2023
Condo was great, amazing views, great location. Sandy beach next to the building, big clean pool. The condo was very well stocked and the AC in the living room can cool down the entire unit, but not needed with the breeze from the ocean. 5 stars


Phuong F.
August 2023
Location, location, location! You can’t go wrong with the location of this place. The view from the lanai is simply gorgeous. We spent most mornings out on the lanai eating breakfast and it was a great start to our day. The condo is also conveniently located to all the restaurants and shops. It’s also a short 15-20 minute drive from the Kona airport. We also appreciated the air conditioning unit which did a pretty good job cooling down the place. We arrived to a lovely gift basket filled with cookies, coffee and chocolates. It was such a sweet way to start our vacation! Closets were also fully stocked with everything you need for a beach day, including snorkeling gear which we appreciated. There were two minor cons to the place. First, I agree with some of the reviews that the floors were pretty dirty. However, the condo was well equipped and there was a swifter mop which I used. It wasn’t a problem after spending some time mopping. The other was that the internet was pretty slow. My husband has to check into the office periodically for work and he couldn’t at the condo due to how slow the internet was. But we are on vacation (as I like to always remind him) and it’s a good excuse to unplug. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the place to others. That view is just amazing.


Tonya K.
July 2023
Our stay at the unit was fantastic! The morning view with the waves crashing just outside was amazing and the view of the sunsets was outstanding! Our teenage kids were close to the beach and shops in walking distance. The unit had all the amenities we needed, and we would recommend this complex and this unit to our friends and family.


Jennifer H.
June 2023
Just as good as last time. Love the new stove, microwave and dishwasher.


Mark F.
June 2023
Two couples - half of each doing the Honu 70.3, the other two volunteering. We then had a week to recover and enjoy Kona and its environs. D-18 provided a very clean, comfortable and ideal setting for doing the things we love- hiking, swimming, running and relaxing at nearby happy hours and eating scrumptious island food. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for the modern upgrades, and stocked closets providing for fun beach days.


Pam C.
June 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this well-stocked oceanfront condo. Great location close to shops and restaurants. Amazing ocean view and beautiful sunsets, enjoyed listening to the waves crashing on the rocks. Did not want to leave !


Sara R.
May 2023
The condo has an incredible view of the ocean. You can sit there and watch boogie borders and the sunset every day. It is very close to the shops and restaurants and it’s easy to walk. We had four adults and fit in easily, however some complained about the mattresses (especially twin). The owners provided snorkel gear, beach chairs, etc. which was helpful. Overall, it’s a great place.


Korlyn L.
April 2023
The beautiful view from the lanai helped offset the age of the complex. We appreciated the laundry & AC very much. A great spot to stay in the heart of Kailua Kona - lots of shops & restaurants within walking distance. Fish Hopper restaurant was excellent! Also did a Body Glove snorkeling trip to K Bay that was outstanding.


Tammy C.
April 2023
Can’t beat the ocean views. So close to town. Condo has everything you could need.


Marsha L.
April 2023
Beautiful location, well equipped, plenty of space. Sorry, but beds are extremely uncomfortable.


Kathleen F.
December 2022
Beautiful luxury condo in pristine condition. Fully stocked with all you need. Gracious hostess easy to communicate with. Cosmic views. One of the best units in Kona Reef complex.


jim s.
December 2022
Nothing beats ocean front in Hawaii. Best equipped condo we have stayed in.


Jody M.
November 2022
This is our second stay here and already rented it for next year. I absolutely love the location of this condo. The view never gets old. Full of aloha🌴


Judy H.
October 2022
Everything you need to set yourself up for a wonderful vacation. Views are spectacular, condo is lovely and was nicely appointed down to spices in the kitchen! We loved everything and could not ask for anything else.


Matt S.
October 2022
Kona Reef is a nice complex that seemed to be showing its age a bit, but is well maintained, safe, and has a nearly unbeatable location. The condo was very nice and as expected. The owners are super easy to communicate with and ultra responsive. Any complaints I list below are minor issues you will have at nearly any VRBO stay and keep in mind I paid double the ordinary charge because of it being Ironman week. For the typical cost this place is an easy 5 star, for double, I get a bit more nit picky. Pros: The views from this condo are incredible. It is exactly as pictured. The layout is great and there is plenty of room for 4 people and would still be fine with another person. The condo had all the amenities you'd need and provided tons of things like snorkel gear, beach umbrellas, towels, toiletries, shampoo, body wash, etc. Really helps minimize what to buy. The apartment was very clean other than the floors. Our feet were pretty dirty from walking on the dust, but we did not make a complaint as everything else was perfect and this really may be due to the constant vog in the air and be something that is unavoidable. We gave the benefit of the doubt rather than be "those" renters. The location is awesome. Its an easy walk down to the Ironman start which is about 1 mile and the shops and restaurants are even closer! For Ironman, the first aid station is right outside the condo on the run. You can go back and forth to the race and the pool and not miss a thing! The pool is great (a bit slippery if you've got sunscreen on) and easy to get to. Would be nice to get a keypad on it as the keys can be tiresome letting people in. Cons: Condo is starting to show its age. Mattresses and dishwasher were useable, but could be updated. Very minor issues. The furniture is fine, but not super comfortable, but who comes from the furniture? The grills they have available are super nice, but I couldn't get above 400. You will be happy with this place. The owners are great and I did not need to have any contact with them for the entire 10 nights. They had everything we needed other than a smaller cooler to picnic with (they have a larger one though), but we left the one we bought so presumably this is solved for the next guests. The condo is half a flight of stairs up from the closest parking. So easy in and out. Its a great home base for any trip to the Big Island. We would 100% stay again and 100% recommend it to anyone. Thanks for the memories!


Dary F.
October 2022
I believe this was our 4 th or 5 th stay at Sandy’s d-18 condo,.. it’s always been our first choice when we come to Kona . The condos location is top notch and with it’s beautiful sunsets it’s addicting. Thank you for the hospitality


Dan V.
October 2022
This unit was pretty average and showed signs of long term wear and tear throughout. NEEDED GOOD CLEANING. Within several steps walking on the floor, our feet were black. Dust buildup several other places throughout the unit.


Brett M.
September 2022
Condo was as advertised (which is appreciated). View is stunning and the main draw, however, everything worked as it should, and we didn't lack for anything. The location was easy walking distance to food/shops which made it nice. Overall, a great value and would recommend to anyone on a short visit in Kona.


Pablo B.
August 2022
Spectacular ocean view and comfortable condo for our family of four. It has a fully stocked kitchen, HE washer and dryer, spacious layout, end unit on second floor which gave views in the kitchen of the ocean and bedrooms had windows, all you need for a day at the beach like towels, snorkels, goggles, biggie board, beach chairs and so much more. Just bring yourself, food and your bags.


Lin F.
August 2022
Our family of 4 (2 teenagers, 2 adults) found this condo to be an excellent choice for our stay. It's a corner unit making it a quiet location. There was plenty of space for the boys to throw a football around on the lawn. It was a very short walk to most of the restaurants in town. And the view was spectacular! Condo was equipped with boogie boards, snorkel gear, plenty of beach towels, etc. Plus, when I messaged the owner asking for recommendations, Sandy was always quick with a response and has great knowledge of things to do on the island. Highly recommend this property as well as this Host!


Neil C.
August 2022
Fantastic ocean view from the lanai and main room; plenty of room for 5 people. Very well-equipped kitchen - unlike many rental properties, the kitchen was fully stocked and very usuable for actually cooking meals. Nice location as well - only a 10 minute walk into town.


Jennifer Z.
August 2022
Perfect location! Walkable you the cute town of Kona (.5 mile at most). We spent hours on the huge lanai watching the surfers. Loved the well appointed condo. Very comfortable for our family of 5. Queen bed and twin in one room and a king in the second bedroom. Must sees include: Volcanoes National Park, snorkling at Two Step Beach, exploring at Malakuena Beach, Manta Rays viewing with Ocean Encounters and meals at Umekes, Kona Haven and Kona Brewing. Thanks for an awesome stay!


Jennifer L.
July 2022
The property was just as described and very well stocked! The location is amazing and the view was fantastic. We had a wonderful time.


Jenni M.
July 2022
Perfect location and view. Kitchen fully stocked! We wish we would have stayed here longer!


Ann Z.
July 2022
We had a great time, and loved the view from the condo. Had a rough start when the shower knob broke and would not turn off . It was fixed by the next day since it happened on Sunday. You have a lovely place. Would love to stay again if ever in Hawaii again 🌺Ann


Suzie P.
June 2022
Our condo stay was perfect for our family getaway! As stated, just as pictured and all needs were stocked. The location made it super easy to enjoy all that Kona had to offer. Thank you!


Jennifer H.
June 2022
The condo is very well equipped for people who like to self-cater, and there are thoughtful extras like beach towels and chairs and boogey boards. It's a place where we hope to stay again. The best feature is the lanai! We spent many hours there, watching the surfers in a high swell and enjoying the sunsets.


Leanna B.
June 2022
Beautiful view, conveniently located, walking distance to Kona main street.


Elaine B.
May 2022
Thank you so much. The property was clean, quiet, and walking distance to all activities. We would definitely stay here again.


Jim K.
May 2022
Beautiful place, very well stocked. We were never sent a code to get in and property manager never returned any call or text. Thank goodness for on site maintenance guy Jim who helped us. A broom and vacuum would have been nice.


Misti U.
April 2022
This condo was perfect and the view of the ocean was unbelievable. We loved the size and space of the condo and the full ocean views from the living room and kitchen. We sat on the deck for hours and did not want to leave. There was even a small wedding just outside our unit one night-- that's how perfect the sunsets are! We had all the dishes we needed for our stay and were even welcomed with a basket of local treats when we arrived. We loved having beach towels and snorkel gear provided as well. All of the windows are screened so you can open them up and feel the breeze and hear the birds and the ocean. Can't wait to come back!


Eric G.
April 2022
This condo was well appointed, comfortable with great A/C and right on the water! My buddy and I stayed in this 2BR 2BA condo for 5 nights and spent most of our time when we were at the unit out on the Lanai listening to the waves come up to the shore. SUPER RELAXING! This unit is a corner unit with a lot of natural light. The condo complex was quiet, and we never heard any of the neighboring tenants in the building. Parking was super close to the unit. Although a second floor unit, there was only a half flight of stairs. Thanks again Sandy!


Brad O.
April 2022
Fantastic location. Fantastic Condo. Sandy the owner is awesome at communicating. If you are looking for a great location in Kona, look no further. Highly recommended!


Julie A.
April 2022
You can’t beat the oceanfront view and the location! Easy check in process and prime location.



January 2022
The location of this property is unbeatable. The view, the proximity to beaches, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery, everything. The interior is a bit dated and could be cleaner but really, the location and view can't be beat. I would stay again and just hope they do a bit better on the maintenance and improvements inside.


Andrew R.
January 2022
This property is great! We have been staying in the Kona Reef since I was a kid. We have enjoyed each of the condos we stayed in and this one is no exception. Sandy’s place is well kept, clean, big and easily accessible. Easy pool access. Easy access to downtown. Could not recommend more! Thanks Sandy! A


Jody M.
December 2021
This condo has everything you could need. Kitchen is well stocked, extra linens, lots of soft towels, beach stuff and comfortable beds. The view is beyond beautiful. A very short to town and restaurants make this extra desirable. Would love to stay there again and again.


Carmen F.
November 2021
Great view ! Attention to details ! Thanks, will be back


carol p.
October 2021
This is a very nice property, would definitely stay again. Loved the Lanai!! Mahalo


Sue B.
October 2021
Great location, looking directly at the beautiful ocean. We loved it. Very well stocked


Jill H.
October 2021
We stayed here for 2weeks. Thoroughly enjoyed the views and being walking distance to town! Quiet neighborhood. The unit is a little older, but clean and comfortable. I’d stay here again.


Jessica K.
October 2021
Unit as promised Views spectacular. Great immenities! Highly recommend!


Tina G.
September 2021
Perfect oceanfront location, unit as described, prompt responses when I asked questions prior to check in. 10/10 would stay here again!


Ben B.
August 2021
There are no words to describe how incredible the accommodations were… from the moment we arrived with all the thoughtful little touches like the activities binder, coffee, tea etc…in an effort to make us feel welcomed. If that was not enough, hands down the views and sunsets on the lanai are what dreams are made of. Visiting the Big Island and staying here made our trip perfect - thank you


Chris F.
August 2021
Great place for my family to stay for the week. Host was helpful. I was unable to sign into my account and she was able to assist. The condo was loaded with everything. The view was amazing! The pool was great. You don’t need a rental car to get into town. There is a sand beach right next to the condo. Really really nice surf break in front. Not for beginners. Can’t wait to go back!


John M.
August 2021
This place is right on the ocean. Waves by day, sunsets by night. It is simply relaxing. There is a sand beach right next door. It was never really busy like some beaches. We loved it! I had a question about early check-in & the property manager promptly responded. I had no other questions about directions, check-in/check-out process, parking, wifi, etc. as they were all answered in a well written email from the property manager at least a week in advance of my stay.


Peter F.
August 2021
Great view from this second story corner unit.


Krista R.
August 2021
LOVED this condo! Great location, the view was spectacular, VERY clean, full of everything you need for your stay from beach chairs, to snorkel gear, even down to shampoo! Will be staying here next time we are fortunate enough to travel to the big island! Cannot recommend this condo enough..and the owners were very helpful!!


Joe W.
July 2021
This is a very nice rental. Beautiful location. Walking distance from Ali'i drive. Plenty of nice restaurants close by. Easy parking. Sandy has the condo well stocked with plenty of dishes, utensils, pots, pans, etc. She also has snorkel gear, beach towels, beach chairs & a cooler. Beautiful patio table & chairs so you can sit outside and admire that gorgeous view. Sandy also left a goodie basket which was really sweet. We had a wonderful time in this beautiful, comfortable condo. The beds were ok and we had a little problem with ants in the kitchen but they weren't too much of a problem.


Kelly K.
July 2021
Great property and great location! The view was amazing!! The 3 beds and 2 bathrooms worked great for the 4 of us. All of the beach supplies were a huge plus. Having a washer and dryer in the unit was really useful, as well. We took advantage of the grills one night but never made it to the pool.


Jan T.
July 2021
This was a graduation trip for a granddaughter and couldn't have been better! The condo had a great location, within walking distance of restaurants and stores and was probably the most generously stocked VRBO that we have ever stayed in. We had beach chairs and umbrellas, boogie boards and snorkels, even a snack basket welcoming us! The second floor condo gave us a view from the lanai that made us feel that we were sitting directly on the waterfront. Watching the waves come in and the beautiful sunsets made for amazing memories. Wish we could have stayed longer!!


Eileen C.
July 2021
This was our 5th time visiting the Big Island and staying at Kona Reef. This condo by far was furnished the best with everything to make our vacation memorable. The kitchen was stocked with everything you need plus more. Thank you Sandy for having the perfect property for us to enjoy for our 50th wedding anniversary!


Gary H.
June 2021
The unit is in great shape and fully renovated with everything we needed to make our stay feel like home. It's in a fantastic location right on the ocean (the pictures are for real), elevated on the second floor to provide privacy yet only 1 short set of steps to the door. Easy access to the pool yet far enough away to not be bothered by any noise. The pool and BBQ area is very nice and was not crowded during our stay. We definately will stay here again when we visit the big Island!


Melissa C.
June 2021
Very clean! Location very close to all the local restaurants and shops. Our family of four (2teenagers) were very comfortable! We started and ended each day relaxing on the lanai. They also provided all the beach gear for our visits to the beach! Would love to stay here again.

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

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