Great oceanfront property. Clean, well stocked, and conveniently located. We loved the beautiful view from the lanai.
Extremely friendly owner who communicated well throughout that process. Condo had everything my 13 year old son and I needed. View is even better than the pix. Literally a few feet from the ocean. Highly recommend!
Jeffrey P S.
As soon as we walked in and heard the surf we knew we’d picked the right place for our stay. The lanai is as good as it gets for oceanfront coffee, sunset cocktails, and everything in between. The complex has a nice pool, hot tub, and grill area that we enjoyed using. The condo itself is updated and had everything we needed in the kitchen and laundry for a week’s stay (and longer of only we could). The complex is a short walking distance to downtown Kailua-Kona restaurants, shops, and bars, and there is a beautiful little public beach next door.
What more could you need!
The balcony was the best part of our stay. What a view.
Couldn’t ask for a better view on the private lanai located in walking distance to many of the stores and restaurants. The condo had everything we needed for a comfortable stay (14 days), including pool and hot tub on site. A great little beach right next door. Watched spinner dolphins while drinking our morning coffee right from the lanai!
We stayed for 5 nights in Bruce’s condo in Kona-Kailua. It was well equipped with everything we needed to make our trip comfortable. The bed was very comfortable. We got use of the pool on several occasions. Restraunts and shops within walking distance. The view is spectacular! I
would recommend this property.
5 Star Stay! Location is beautiful, waves constantly breaking, views are spectacular! Super clean, quiet and absolutely everything you need is in this condo. The beach chairs are able to hold a lot and are a joy to use. Property is beautifully and quietly maintained, along with the sparkling pool and grill areas. This will be your new get away place in Kona! Great communication with the owner, lots of information and everything we needed. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
We just had a great visit to the Big Island in this wonderful condo. As others have described the view is unbeatable and the location is fantastic. The condo is very well stocked for cooking and use of the washer and dryer came in very handy. Bruce contacted us in advance when he learned there would be construction in the unit above ours, and he proactively refunded some of our money as compensation for the noise. Would absolutely stay here again.
We've stayed at Kona Reef before and enjoy its proximity to town and attractions on the Big Island. Many restaurants and shops are within walking distance of the complex and most of the other shopping is a 1 or 2 mile drive for groceries etc.
Enjoyed our stay.
Stunning ocean view, everything you need to enjoy a relaxing escape. From cooking seasonings to sunscreen and beach equipment, owners have thought of every detail. Easy walk to shops and restaurants and short drive to grocery and gas. The sunsets are the best! We will definitely coming back!
Beautiful property in a great location- truly oceanfront, which is what we wanted. Thank you for allowing us to stay at this beautiful condo!
One of the best VRBO properties we have stayed in. Great location, BEAUTIFUL view, and property has EVERYTHING you need to ensure you have a relaxing vacation! Would love to come back and stay again.
Very nice ocean front condo! Great views of surfers and boogie boarders right in front of the room. Watched pods of dolphin swim by in the mornings while enjoying coffee. Very clean unit with everything you could want. (Really nice to have AC and washer & dryer in the room as well.) The condo is very close to downtown Kailua-Kona so we walked to dinner and drinks at night. No need to drive. The owner was great to work with as well. We plan on staying here again when visiting the Big Island!
It was our first time to the Big Island! This was a perfect location. We had everything and more in the condo- little things like zip lock bags and big things like plenty of extra towels, comfortable bedding, & laundry detergent. We appreciated the condiments in the fridge and water-filter pitcher. We had a car so we could visit other beaches, but we also walked to the main drag for dinner and drinks. So glad we stayed here!
Our family's stay at the condo was a dream! The location alone gave us a full close-up view of the shoreline, where we spotted a sea turtle munching on seaweed for hours. We were just a walk away from restaurants, shops and the farmers market, and as such, we made it a nightly ritual with the kids to walk down to the shave ice shop to eat a day-end treat and watch people play beach volleyball. We also took the free trolley aound town which was nice for access to get supplies as well as visit some of the popular beaches for snorkeling and bodyboarding. We had everything we needed at this place, and quickly felt at home with having literally everything we could need to prepare food, wash dishes, and do laundry. We spent the most time out on the lanai to soak up all the sounds of the surf and watch the sunsets. There really couldn't have been a better place for our family of 4! Communication was absolutely responsive, and when we found ourselves in a bit of a pickle, Bruce took swift action to help us out and ensure our stay was the best it could be. We would definitely come back to this little slice of heaven if we are lucky enough to return to the island someday!
The condo was everything we hoped for and more. The view was spectacular and we enjoyed our stay very much.
This property exceeded our expectations. The unit was updated, immaculate, and well-stocked. The view was fantastic and we enjoyed watching surfers right in front of the lanai. It was only a 5 minute walk into town to restaurants and entertainment.
This condo was in the perfect spot. Right on the beach where we could watch spectacular sunsets every night. The condo was well stocked with every day essentials and beach supplies. We had a great vacation. I would highly recommend this condominium.
This place was great! If you want to wake up to the sound of birds and the waves every morning this is the place! Very clean, quiet, and walking distance from town. Washer and dryer, umbrella, beach chairs, snorkeling gear to use as well! A great surprise. Will be back and look forward to staying there again.
We really enjoyed our stay! The views are beautiful and being so close to the ocean was fabulous! We watched people surfing and fishing while sitting on the lanai. The location is a very convenient walk to nearby restaurants and shops. We also appreciated the parking garage as there was always plenty of space available.
The view and sound of the surf right below the lanai made this extra special. I've never stayed in a condo that provided so many items, from food to appliances to beach gear.
We were very pleased with the ocean side unit at the Kona Reef. Great views and very conveniently located near the Kona boardwalk with many bars and restaurants. The unit was thoughtfully stocked with everything needed to make our stay comfortable. Mahalo!
The only negative was the stains on the bed cover, and the dirty paper towels behind the bed. Everything else was excellent. Beautiful condo, comfortable and cozy. The view is breathtaking and the location is so convenient . Great stay, would love to come again!
Waking up to the sounds of the ocean and having breakfast on the lanai was how we started our days!
Very clean, fully stocked, beachfront condo! All the positive reviews aren't lies! We will book with Bruce again! Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!
My wife and I just completed a fabulous three weeks in Bruce’s condo. A perfect location for short walks to Kailua and for watching whales, surf, passing boats, and sunsets just feet from the lanai. The condo was immaculately clean and superbly appointed. Kitchen had all necessities and the linens and towels were of superb quality. And beach toys were available. We fully expect to spend future vacations in Kona at this very same condo. Bruce was very much available and offered every assistance to assure we were comfortable and enjoying the condo. He had many suggestions to assure we experienced Hawaii to the full. Thanks again, Bruce.
We loved our stay in this well equipped oceanfront condo! It was so nice we didn’t want to leave. We especially loved sitting on the lani watching surfers and sunsets - and sipping Kona coffee in the mornings.
Fine condo in a great location . . . we spent many mornings just watching the waves and the dolphins swim by (even say a whale and a shark). Bruce is a very generous and responsive host, and provided plenty of everything for our stay (even had butter waiting in the refrigerator). A welcome change from our experiences other places.
This is the best stocked vacation rental I have ever rented. I have been renting on VBRO since 2003 and this by far is the best unit iv/'ve rent so far. The feel of the unit is of home. there were all the condiments we needed in the unit. Plenty of towels, paper products, left over containers, saran wrap, ziploc bags, utensils tour books and anything else we needed. We arrived after 10:00 PM and found cold water and white Claw drinks in the refrigerator, either left by the owner or left from the previous guest. We appreciated that so much we left some in the refrigerator when we left. The unit is within walking distance to Old Kailua Town and we enjoyed our daily walks for happy hour at the many establishments in Kailua. we will try to book this unit again when we return i the future. Thank you Bruce and Kim for allowing us to stay in your wonderful condo.
Brent, Clancy MT
My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights and had the best time! It’s very conveniently located to the downtown area (can easily walk to nearby restaurants and bars) and was overall such a pleasant space to stay in. We absolutely loved the lanai which had the most incredible view of the ocean and the sunsets. Bruce was very responsive and hospitable to our needs. The apartment was very clean and spacious and we had such a comfortable stay. Can’t wait to come back soon!
Great location on water, minutes walk to restaurants.
This owner has super communication skills, and the property has been very nicely renovated and outfitted with all you will need for your stay. You are right on the water, and within walking distance of so many stores and restaurants. We were very happy and would highly recommend this property and owner.
Perfect location in Kona. Walking distance to everything. Amazing oceanfront view, best we have ever had. Ocean literally crashing right out front.
Well stocked kitchen and beach supplies. Overall a fantastic rental and would definitely stay again.
Only complaint is that the floor was pretty dirty, especially since you’re supposed to take shoes off upon entrance. Would ask the cleaners to do a more thorough job.
Also FYI there is no AC in the bedroom and the bedroom does not face the ocean, so you don’t get much cooling breeze. Got quite warm.
Great location,walking distance to town
Direct ocean front. Just as described and stocked with everything you need!
What a treat!
I had an amazing time in this perfect location.
I used the hot tub once and did not utilize the pool, but the view.
The view from the balcony is priceless!
The apartment was very clean and neat, it had that personal touch that we all love and appreciate.
The kitchen was well equipped, everything was appropriate.
The garage was very handy, the location was close to everything: stores, restaurants, beaches.
This place is truly a perfect condo.
Highly recommend it for all.
Well supplied kitchen. We enjoyed making delicious salads from Hilo Farmers Market produce and grilling out steaks.
Everything needed for a fun day at the beach was provided, towels, chairs, umbrella, snorkel equipment.
It was nice to relax in the hot tub after a full day.
B&K provided all the information from parking, directions to unit, obtaining key, to use of condo that made checking in a breeze.
I would definitely stay here again. Very well supplied unit. Great location for exploring the island. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
Second stay in this condo, great again. So well stocked with everything that you could need, right down to a cooler for day trips. Location can’t be beat, walk into town and to the farmers market for produce. Watch dolphins daily for the lanai, as well as turtles that come in to eat and then sun themselves on the black lava below. Hope to be back again!
The location of this apartment is incredible, the view is spectacular and the waves crashing on the shore is mesmerizing. There was always a surfer to watch directly out in front of the apartment, I just couldn't get enough!
Although the complex is older, it is well maintained by grounds staff and the pool and BBQ area is great. Even though we stayed at the busiest time of the year - Ironman, there were only ever a few people at the pool.
There was always plenty of space to park the rental car (even under cover) and so close to walk into Kona Marketplace to check out the shops and restaurants.
At the apartment there is plenty of snorkelling gear, boogie boards etc for your beach trip and table and chairs on the lanai. Inside the apartment it is dated, but clean and tidy. One suggestion would be to replace some of the mirrors with nice local art, and no doubt a major renovation will be undertaken in due course.
I would recommend this apartment to couples. You will be extremely happy with the location of this oceanfront apartment.
Our nine night stay (June 2017) at B&K's condo definitely exceeded our expectations. We found the unit very clean, stocked with essentials, ideally located and everything in working order. I would advise checking in before heading for Costco for food and supplies as this unit is well stocked with supplies as well as some food items left by previous tenants. Downtown is only a short walk (downtown parking is very limited) to a large variety of restaurants as well as shops. I've stayed at Kona before and having to park downtown is a nightmare! The view from the lanai is fantastic and the green sea turtles, spinner dolphins and boogie boarders show up daily. The unit is well thought out and has snorkel gear, boogie boards, reef shoes, binoculars, books and very comfortable furniture. I've told our friends about the condo and will stay there again when we return. B&K have thought of everything!!!!
My husband and I spent 5 nights in June 2017 at Kona Reef. LOVED IT. We were in building A, third floor. The balcony opened up to the ocean just yards away. The view was incredible. The unit was clean and well organized. After booking and prior to arriving, I had wished that the bedroom also had a balcony that opened to the ocean. When I got to the unit I realized it didn't matter. We left the balcony screen doors open to get the roar of the ocean throughout the whole unit. The pool is beautifully located with an ocean view just beyond. The grounds throughout Kona Reef were well maintained with lovely tropical plants & flowers in bloom. The weather was cloudy most afternoons but the clouds would break for sunsets. BEAUTIFUL sunsets from the balcony & everywhere on the property. Can't wait to return.
The unit was clean organized and filled with supplies that made out vacation exceptional. The view from the Lenai was wonderful and we enjoyed time watching the surfers. The system for getting into the unit and the availability of keys was very well planned and made it easy for us to immediately move in and enjoy the amenities of the facility. Initially we had a screen door that was broken, but a call to the caretaker quickly took care of the problem. Everyone associated with the unit was pleasant and made us feel comfortable. I especially appreciated the personal contact that we received from the owner Bruce Ahrendt. He obviously cares about his unit and the people that use it.
We look forward to a future stay in Kona and will definitely reserve this unit.
We enjoyed our stay at Bruce and Karrie's condo. Wonderful view from the lanai, with 100% of the noise of the waves ! Prefect place to enjoy sunsets from the swimming pool or even the hot tub !
Everything you need for the daily life is available. Short and beautiful walk to the main attractions (market, restaurants), very convenient. I recommend this place.
One of our favorite condos at Kona Reef. Well stocked with everything we needed. Loved watching the whales cavort in front of the lanai!
This condo has it all! No need to bring beach towels, snorkel gear, cooler ...
Loved being able to cook and eat on the OCEAN FRONT Lani. Watched boogie boarders, turtles even dolphins right from the condo -- btw, there's also pair of binoculars to use!
Location -- perfect -- walking distance to Farmers Market, shops, restaurants, ... BEACH right next door. Great snorkel spots just down the road as well as around the island.
Highly recommend and can hardly wait to go back!
What a fantastic view! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this third floor, oceanfront condo. Relaxing on the lanai, we had an unobstructed view of: waves crashing on the lava rock shoreline, turtles in the tide pools, birds, dolphins, whales, people enjoying various watersports, and beautiful Hawaiian sunsets. The condo was clean, tastefully decorated and the owner provided everything we needed for a great vacation including a well equipped kitchen, paper products, laundry supplies, and beach necessities. The owner was easy to deal with and responded quickly to any questions we had.
The Kona Reef Resort is within an easy 5-10 minute walk to the shops, restaurants and Farmer’s Market of Kailua-Kona. The complex has a pool, hot tub, sun deck, and barbeque area that look out onto the ocean. Everything was clean, well maintained and the grounds are nicely landscaped. Parking is free and we made several day trips to other parts of the Big Island.
We had a wonderful time at this condo and have already booked our next stay.
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