Location, accommodation, amenities super.
I recently had the pleasure of staying at a remarkable Vrbo property in Kona, Hawaii, and it truly exceeded all expectations. This vacation rental provided an incredible backdrop for an unforgettable Hawaiian adventure. Location: The property's location in Kona was nothing short of spectacular. Situated just steps away from the pristine shores of the Pacific Ocean, we were treated to breathtaking views and the soothing sounds of the waves throughout our stay. Being conveniently close to Kona's vibrant town center allowed us to explore local shops, restaurants, and attractions with ease.Accommodations: The rental itself was a true gem. Impeccably designed and tastefully furnished, the interior exuded a perfect blend of modern comfort and Hawaiian charm. The fully equipped kitchen made preparing meals a breeze, and the open-concept living space offered plenty of room to relax and unwind. The highlight was undoubtedly the private lanai.Overall Experience: Staying at this Vrbo property in Kona was an absolute privilege. The combination of prime location, top-notch accommodations, and outstanding hospitality created the perfect recipe for an unforgettable getaway. Whether we were exploring the vibrant town, lounging by the pool, or immersing ourselves in the island's natural beauty, every moment was cherished. I wholeheartedly recommend this Vrbo rental to anyone seeking an exceptional Hawaiian escape. Mahalo to the property owners and Vrbo for making our time in Kona so magical.
The best equipped place we’ve ever stayed at and fantastic ocean views. Everything was easy and owners were responsive to our calls.
Only slight issue was lack of AC in the apartment and it was fairly humid while we were in Kona. Every room had a fan which helped but it was still warm in the apartment.
Beautiful views on the balcony. Waves crashing all night (no need for a sleep machine!) Well appointed kitchen, linens, bathroom. Very clean. Fast response from the property owner to questions. Lack of AC was the only downside—not because it was hot, but because it was humid. (We knew there was no AC going in). Nice walk to town through the street closer to the beach—Ali’I Drive is busy but also walkable. Overall a great experience!! Thank you!
The the entire experience including the property and its location was all excellent.
We visit the Islands often for work. Sandy's condo, literaly on the beachfront, was the best views we have ever had. Super clean, very well supplied and the directions to get all the way to the front door are spot on. You can watch dolphins, sea turtles and surfers all at the same time. Dining and shopping is a short walk away. Facility staff is VERY courteous. We highly recommend this stay. A++
Corner unit with amazing views. Spacious 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living area and great lanai for sipping tea and watching boogie boarders. We spent a lot of time outside listening to the ocean waves! Our toddler loved the swimming pool- we had everything we needed and more:) Mahalo!
Had a great time. View is simply amazing. So much to see from the lanai. Friendly neighbors.
This place can't advertise enough how beautiful the sunset is from the balcony.
Great property. We were lulled to sleep every night by the waves crashing on the rocks.
Such an incredible stay. Would definitely book again.
Quiet condo complex right on the ocean. Condo has beautiful ocean views from all rooms. Large lanai to enjoy morning coffee and evening sunsets. Didn’t realize it does not have A/C which could be an issue in the warmer months. Nice pool and BBQ area. Would def stay again during temperate months.
Walking distant to Kona was an absolute plus so we did not have to deal with traffic or pay parking for dinner. Property had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and the sound of the ocean at night was awesome.
The place is everything over expecting and more. Very convenient to restaurants and shops. Everything we needed was about a 10 minute walk away. The fact that you did not have AC was not an issue for us. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. The outdoor barbecues were immaculate an d the pool area was very nice and never very crowded. Seeing dolphins and the fish in the surf from our balcony was incredible. We really enjoyed our stay and will come back again.
Hello, This is a beautiful property located 5 minutes walk from Kona center, 5 minutes drive from Safeway and Walmart. Spacious for a group of four and clean. Facilities at the condo (pool, grill) are very convenient. We enjoyed our stay!
We had a wonderful time here. The condo is in a great location with wonderful amenities located on the property. The condo was just as described, and while certain things could use an update, we were beyond happy. We are a family of 4 and everyone, including those of us with preteen angst thought this place was great.
mid Sept to early Oct P.
Will definitely stay again. Comfortable and great location. Beach next door, walking distance to town, lovely view from the lanai.
We could not have been in a better location! Our corner unit had a great view from the lanai, dining room and kitchen. Falling asleep to the sounds of waves was a favorite part. The pool was handy and we used the BBQ’s twice. Parking was nice too. Getting hooked up to internet was difficult and it would be handy if it was written clearly in the instructions. Other than a few little things we would absolutely recommend this property.
This property is in great shape and has an awesome location for watching the water, the surfers and just relaxing! The only thing that we didn’t realize was there is no A/C in the unit but not a problem anyway.. aloha we will be back !!
My sister & I stayed for a long weekend & loved coming back to the condo at day’s end to the sound of the surf! Great view of the break right out front. The amenities are all here. What a wonderful space to spend down time! I would 100% book this VRBO again.
Kona Reef is a great location. We have stayed at Kona Reef many times and this condo has everything you need. The location is convenient for walking to all facilities within the town. We bought our grand daughter with us for the first time and she loved the pool etc. and the access to town.
Walking through the door and hearing the ocean - then seeing the view was amazing. Within walking distance to restaurants. I would definitely stay there again!
We were very happy with the location, views, and the parking. We were surprised that there wasn't air conditioning as that is one of our requirements....I believe we booked before it was taken off the listing. The pool area was lovely! There were many small antlike bugs, but not a hindrance really.
We could not think of anything more this place could have offered to make our stay any better. View was dynamite, falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the surf was a dream come true. Morning breakfasts on the lanais while watching the local surfers right in front of us was quite the show each morning.
This condo had everything we needed and more. We were constantly surprised at the ease and convenience of our stay here. We were skeptical when booking originally because this particular unit did not have AC. However, just as the host promised, With the screens open and the lanai doors along with the fans that were provided for each room we never had a second thought about it. Total comfort all the way around at this place and we highly recommend to anyone considering!
Perfect place. Great location. Awesome view. Would have liked AC but would stay there again regardless Didn’t want to leave
Great location, everything you need - amazing our teenage boys loved it!
Our stay was great, condo was wonderful. Great, well maintained and clean amenities. The kids loved the pool! Short easy walk to many shops and restaurants. We are already talking about booking our next trip!
This was a wonderful place to stay! Great Lanai to enjoy one's morning coffee and evening sunsets. Every night the ocean waves lulled one to sleep. This had everything we needed for a weeks stay in Hawaii. Short walking distance to downtown so one could leave their car in the parking lot. The property pool and hot tub were always clean and organized. Thank you!
After a long travel from the east coast, when we checked-in we found the unit in a very bad shape (pretty dirty, garbage scattered in the kitchen, fridge, bathrooms, dirty towels, bed with dirty sheets). We called the owners, maintenance people multiple times but with no response for more than an hour. Then I called VRBO customer service. The representative was helpful but asked us to take pictures and sent to special email provided. We kept asking where are we going to sleep that night but no resolution? Finally, the maintenance / cleaning person called and they showed up after an hour. It was already 8:30 plus PM. They sent us to get some dinner and cleaned the unit. Next morning we got messages from VRBO & the owner that they were sorry and refunded us that night rental. Rest of our stay was fine and uneventful. Another observation - the photograph of the unit on VRBO site shows unit to be new and bigger than it actually is.
This was a very comfortable property with beautiful ocean views. We loved being able to walk to the downtown area for food and shops. The owner was communicative and helped us locate some items that previous renters had misplaced. Overall, I highly recommend and would stay again.
The price to stay in this home would have been worth it for the view alone. You could not possibly get a better view. In fact the highlight of our entire trip to HI was sitting on that balcony watching the surfers and drinking coffee in the morning and cocktails at night - watching the sunset (which btw are incredible from there) As far as the condo goes - it had everything we wanted or needed - including a washer and dryer we used once, beach towels and a cooler. They even left us goodies on the counter - coffee and candy - which was a nice touch. It was spotlessly clean, there were no bugs or deferred maintenance issues of any kind. There is no AC in the place but we were fine using the ceiling fans and leaving the screened in patio door and windows open. Great breeze off the water. The condo is right next to the pool - which never got loud and was vacated at 10:00 on the dot every night. Lastly, management is very responsive. On the night we checked in, we didn't understand where to park and we were exhausted from the 12 hour travel day. We called Sandy and were a bit frantic. She answered right away even though it was in the evening and she was patient and kind. The only feedback I would give about the comfort of the condo would be the mattresses - they were fine but it's probably time for an upgrade. That did not detract from the overall quality impression this home left on us and we give it 5 plus stars! You seriously cannot go wrong renting this place!
The units is a bit weathered but a great location and fantastic view. Host was very helpful. I recommend this site.
Based on prior experience, this property is perfect for our family. An easy walk to town (for ice cream), ect.; an adjacent beach, and a nice pool. The unit has everything even a fussy guest like me needs.
The condo is in an excellent location. Right on the surf and overlooking the pool. The amenities are easily accessible and you are in walking distance to lots of shopping and restaurants.
No A/C but ceiling fans and tropical breezes in April made it just fine. The condo had e erythibg we needed to enjoy the beach and the pool.
Our stay was great, close up views of the ocean, yachts, surfers, parasailing. Loved the group that plays the large shells each evening. Bed was very comfortable, living and kitchen area very accommodating.
Excellent stay thank you.
This oceanfront property has the perfect location so close to town, and the view of the ocean and the sunsets is amazing. Starting and ending each day with the sound of the waves is something we miss already. Pool construction was going on when we arrived and only finished the day before we left - good for those staying after us, not so good for us. Unfortunately, my son’s ONLY request was to have a pool to swim in and he was really disappointed. Sandy was kind enough to comp us for a single day pass at the Hilton Waikoloa, which we appreciated. I would have liked to have some forewarning about the pool situation though, so that I could have been prepared with some alternative plans. Kona Reef is an older development so there is no central A/C. Both bedrooms have A/C units, however, which we definitely used. The full size washer & dryer was also really nice to have. We didn’t use much in the kitchen although it looked well-equipped. Knives in the knife block were a bit rusty so we just bought one to use. Also, the access from the parking lot to the unit is pretty easy. It’s a fairly short walk and only down 5 steps from the garage. Overall, we would recommend this unit for the location and spectacular view.
Nice property close to all the shops and restaurants. There were a few things that needed addressed. Carol was very attentive, helpful, and went above and beyond what was expected.
Very well appointed, absolutely terrific location for walking to shops and food. Sunsets from the deck are the best with crashing waves just below .
Good property, great property management support team
The listing states TVs in every room which is wrong… there is one in the living room though. Not there to watch TV, but bedrooms would be nice at night. The view on the large lanai is absolutely perfect, unfortunately we weren’t able to enjoy it much as the pool is being remodeled and the condo is right next to pool. They ran jackhammers from 8a-7p and the dump truck was right below our lanai, so very, very loud and not relaxing. We were informed the pool would be closed due to remodeling, we were ok with that. Had we known they would be working right next to us (literally) and unable to use lanai due to noise, we would have chosen another place to stay as it did impact our stay. Once the remodeling project is done, this place would be a great place to watch all the views.
Everything about this place is wonderful. The location and views cannot be beat. The condo is spacious, clean and comfortable. We will definitely stay here again
We have stayed at the Kona Reef for 20 years in different 2 bedroom units. This was one of the first places we stayed and coming back to this unit was fabulous! Beautiful views and very clean. They had everything we needed and when we had a question the property manager/owner were extremely responsive and helpful. We definitely will be coming back soon! Mahalo!
This condo is right on the water with amazing views of the waves and beautiful sunsets and a close walk to town for shopping, dining and sight-seeing. It was very comfortable and the kitchen is well-stocked with everything you could need for cooking. We would definitely stay here again. Owners were very responsive throughout the reservation process and our stay.
Breathtaking views! Great location! Didnt want to leave🙁Will definitely book this again!
We came from from Cleveland and this was the first time visiting Hawaii. We had a rough time getting to the island and were so tired but property manager made it so easy for us to park, find our condo and when we walked in and saw the view from the lani it was like a dream! We loved this condo and location! It was so close to everything. You could see the surfers in the morning and evening. Perfect for sunsets too!
Owners were easy to communicate with, easy check in and check out process
Wow! We were truly blown away by this place! You are RIGHT ON the ocean and have amazing ocean views and sounds from every room. Location is perfect- steps to the beach, walk to restaurants/shops. We had an amazing experience all over big island but found the most peace and restoration right on the lanai of this condo. We saw sea turtles, spinner dolphins, and plenty of surfers. The condo is clean, well-cared for, and equipped with everything we needed and more (the snorkel gear, beach chairs, and coolers were a lovely surprise that came in very handy). If you’re looking for incredible views from comfortable accommodations, look no further.
I loved it.
This condo was exactly as described. This was the first time my daughter and I had visited the Big Island We had always stayed at Kauai or Maui. This condo was exactly what we needed. Location was perfect! Walking distance to all shops and restaurants. Corner condo, oceanfront. We were here for the fourth so we were able to view the fireworks from the lanai. The condo was clean, spacious and met our every needs (beach towels, snorkeling gear, chairs, etc.) I would absolutely stay here again!
Fantastic location that was walking distance to so many fun activities and the view was breathtaking!
This condo was amazing! We get to visit family often and this was one of the best places we have stayed in! The condo had all the amenties listed and more, it was very easy for us to move right in and make ourselves at home. Location was great for shops and dining and the view from the lanai is gorgeous.....Will be coming back to this condo for sure!
I loved the location because we visited town oten, easy walk, and drove to Seahorse Farm, Octopus Farm AND Abalone Farm. Really unique places...great times. Night Manta snorkel fantastic nearby dock.
Also black beach and volcano. Longer drives but well worth it.
Second bedroom just a little small, may be tight for 2 people. Everything else in condo is LOVELY !!!
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