Kona Reef C13


Rates: $383 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: QQ (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 93 reviews)
Enjoy sunset views every night from this beautifully updated 1br 1ba condo steps from Downtown Kailua-Kona village with AC in both the living room and bedroom (rare!).

Sunset in Paradise is your private paradise with gorgeous ocean views straight from a postcard. Relax on the lanai listening to the crashing waves with a cocktail while you enjoy another sunset, or sip your morning coffee while you watch the cruise ship come in. Inside you can enjoy the updated kitchen to prepare your own gourmet meals, relax on the comfortable sofa in front of the 50 inch 4K TV. At the end of the day drift off to sleep on the California King memory foam mattress in the air conditioned bedroom.

High speed WiFi (500 Mbps), 50 inch 4K TV with 100s of channels and access to all major streaming services (bring your own subscription), Blu-ray player, and Air Conditioning throughout. California King bed to fall asleep on after another day exploring paradise in air conditioned bedroom. Pull out queen bed in living room sofa.

We try to include everything you will need to enjoy your vacation. Beach towels, umbrella and beach mat, cooler, snorkel gear, even boogie boards. The only thing you need to bring is your swimsuit and sunscreen.

Right outside the condo is the oceanfront pool and spa, as well as the BBQ area (so close the WiFi works great from there!). If you venture out, you are just steps away from everything. Enjoy the sandy beach right next door to the condo and watch turtles relax when it's calm, or locals surf when the waves are up. Take a short walk (less than 5 minutes) to enjoy pupus at Don the Beachcomber or delicious meals at Huggos. A few minutes further walk and you can visit the many shops of Kailua, grab a local coffee or acai bowl, or shop at the local market for fresh fruits, flowers, crafts, or just about anything else you can imagine!

Common grounds are tropical and well maintained with cameras and nightly security patrols for your safety and wellbeing (no cameras are inside the unit for your privacy).

Condo is well equipped with everything you need, from cooking to playing at the beach (see amenities for details). The only hard part of your vacation will be leaving. Registration Number: TA-093-420-5440-01, GE-093-420-5440-01

Kona Reef C13 Reviews



Tony M.
March 2024
Our stay was enhanced by thoughtful details, cleanliness, a comfortable bed and stunning sunsets. The online description was very accurate and the Owners Recommendation/Helpful Guide was meticulously created. We are looking forward to returning!


Jake H.
January 2024
Everything was cean and as advertised. My son and I had a great time! I would definitely stay here again. Everything is with in walking distance and can see the sunset every night from the lenai. Thank you for letting us stay!


Ed F.
December 2023
Everything we expected. We always stay at Kona Reef for years. Second time with these owners and as always was a great experience. Don’t wait go now!!


Chelsea S.
October 2023
We had a wonderful stay at Kona Reef. Condo is just as pictured. Has all the essentials. Great location. Owner was very responsive. Looking forward to a return visit in the future.


Teri M.
September 2023
The best vacation I& relaxation anywhere!


Sabine H.
September 2023
It was a great time 😍


Brenda S.
August 2023
Just gorgeous! The view is breathtaking! Every detail of this condo has had thought put into it, along with making guests feel like they are “at home.” Would definitely come again.


Kim A.
August 2023
Loved the whole experience. Sunsets were the bomb!


Elba M.
July 2023
The property was just as advertised. Great location. Next to the ocean and shops. They had a binder of what was on the property and places to explore around the island. Very comfortable for a family of four. Would stay there again!


Brenda M.
July 2023
Loved our stay at this condo. Perfect location. Perfect view. Perfectly stocked kitchen. Very clean and decorated very nice. My only complaint is that we have to leave today. Will recommend this place to our friends. Mahalo for the memories!


Melissa B.
July 2023
We really enjoyed our stay, Kona Reef is the perfect walkable location. This condo has great ocean view and the pool. We would stay again for sure. He gave us a couple hours of late checkout due to our flight time and we really appreciated it.


Maurice V.
June 2023
All went as advertised. Easy in and easy out. Mahalo


Tim A.
May 2023
Okay, selfishly I dont want to write a glowing review as it's hard enough trying to reserve this unit, but it's absolutely my wife and I's favorite property at this complex. The owners have decorated it very cute and classy, not cheesy with Hawiian nicknacks you often see. The unit has a ton of things for cooking and nice quality dishware and pans. Huge plus is ductless AC unit not only in the common space but also in the bedroom as well which is really nice. Pool/beach towels, snorkling gear, boogie boards, coolers, etc all provided. The unit also faces directly at the ocean so you can (as we do) spend hours watching waves crash against the shore. And probably 75% of the year, you dont even have to leave your lanai to watch the sunsets. The owners have done an incredible job with their unit and are consistently doing some upgrades to always make it better each time we come. The complex is half a mile or less to shopping and restaurants and just a mile into the main heart of Kona; so close we just walk everywhere! The owners are also very easy to connect with and responsive. Just a fabulous unit to make your stay in Hawaii as relaxing and fun as possible.


Terry R.
May 2023
We enjoyed a wonderful 4 weeks in this beautiful condo. It is very well maintained and we felt like we were home. We would be very happy to return again in the future. It is also very well stocked with everything you could need. Steve and Amber have thought of everything! We did need to reach out to the owners a couple of times and they were always quick to respond and very easy to deal with. I would highly recommend this unit! Thank you Steve and Amber for sharing your island home!


Paul K.
April 2023
This was the nicest VRBO I’ve ever rented. They had so many things available for us, and the decor added a lot to the feeling of being in Hawaii. Great decision to book with Steve!



March 2023
Only excellent things to say about our stay in March. Condo was eq


Dan B.
March 2023
We had an amazing time at Steve and Amber's getaway! The view was spectacular, the amenities were fantastic! Steve and Amber thought of everything that you could possibly need for a wonderful vacation. They are great hosts who really care about their guests and are great communicators who respond quickly. Nothing negative to say except that the stay was too short!! Mahalo Dan & Kim


Scott F.
February 2023
This was our second time staying here. Great communication with the owners no very well stocked condo. Looking forward to our next visit. Would very highly recommend this condo.


Chrissy V.
December 2022
Amazing!!! They have thought of everything (Literally) to make your stay enjoyable. It's close to dining and the condo is spectacular and the view is amazing. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and the owners were fantastic with quick responses. Thanks for letting enjoy your home foe Christmas 🎄


Scott F.
December 2022
While this complex is widely known for its stunning location and convenient access to Kona, this condo does a fantastic job of making sure the little things were all there for our stay. The owners were always very responsive and pride of ownership was evident from the moment we arrived. Its location within the complex was great. Can’t wait to stay here again.


Rachel L.
November 2022
The condo was nice and clean. Everything was well stocked. Great location. The owner’s were easy to communicate with and responded rapidly. We would love to definitely stay again!!


Donna A.
November 2022
Great spot with easy access to restaurants and sights. The condo is immaculate and has probably the best-equipped kitchen we’ve ever encountered! The pool, jacuzzi, and bbq area are very well maintained, and the view is spectacular. The owners were very responsive and helpful, you’ll have everything you need and more!


Brad P.
November 2022
Great location, fully stocked, short walk to restaurants, lovely pool and gorgeous views of the sunset from the lanai. We also appreciated having an air conditioning unit in the bedroom. We would definitely stay here again


Dale T.
October 2022
The space was exactly as described. We arrived just in time to see the sunset from our lanai. We absolutely loved everything about this unit and the location was perfect. Close walking distance to restaurants, shopping and beach. The added amenities were great, especially the snorkeling gear and cooler, which were in excellent condition. Everything you could need was provided. We even grilled fresh fish one day on the grills near the pool. One thing we really appreciated were all the great tips for food and destinations in the binder in the room. The condo was very quiet and stocked with all the comforts of home. We would definitely stay here again if we have the opportunity.


Tammy M.
October 2022
Gorgeous view from the lanai, and great location - many shops and restaurants within walking distance. We appreciated the extra touches, and would definitely love to stay here again!


Dorothy H.
September 2022
We had an awesome time on our five week holiday. Thank you so very much for sharing your Island home with us.


Christine C.
July 2022
This condo provided all needed for a comfortable stay. The location is prime for entertainment & restaurants. We enjoyed our stay!


Laura E.
July 2022
My family of four stayed here for 8 nights and had an incredible time! The condo was very comfortable and in an excellent location. It was so nice to park our rental car at the end of a long day exploring and be able to walk to nearby dining and shopping. My daughters ages 13 & 11 slept on the pull out sofa and there were no complaints of discomfort. This is a big deal, haha! The master bedroom was very comfortable and we were very thankful to have air conditioning. My family especially enjoyed all of the beach items the hosts supplied! Beach chairs, mat, towels, boogie boards, coolers, ice packs for the coolers, etc. Although we brought our own sunscreen, there were quite a few bottles under the bathroom sink we could have used. There was even a bottle of aloe gel! Thank you for being such excellent hosts! 🤩


Jeffrey G.
July 2022
We have stayed in many rental apartments and this was definitely one of the best equipped. We really appreciated the fact that the apartment had plenty of toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and even shampoo! Also, great to have boogie boards and snorkel gear. Apartment was spotlessly clean and the kitchen was fully equipped. You are right above pool so it can be quite noisy. Pool needs more shade (only 3 umbrellas). Highly recommended.


Leslie K.
June 2022
The location and view from this condo are great. Nice balcony to watch the waves and the condo had everything we could possibly need. Nice to have things like ketchup, mayo, olive oil, etc. from previous guests available. Bed was super comfy. Sofa bed was… a sofa bed… but comfy enough anyway. Good recommendations in the welcome binder. We had a great stay. Best fish tacos we tried were at Quinns, best nicer restaurant with great fresh fish was Rey’s. Huggos was only mediocre. The best part of our stay was communication with the owners. Lots of great tips and good flexibility during COVID uncertainty. I would come back here in an instant. Thanks Steve and Amber for your great communication and tips for diving. Jacks Diving Locker folks were fantastic. Thanks thanks for the emergency coffee supply and chocolate macadamia nuts. Couldn’t convince my son to try the Spam though. 😬


lesley b.
June 2022
We really enjoyed our stay here . The condo was clean and equipped with everything we needed . We enjoyed the ocean view from the balcony while having our morning coffee. This was a great location. It was close to the stores and restaurants. We would definitely stay here again .


Mark D.
May 2022
Steve and Amber Mann are amazing hosts. They made their condo feel like home and ensured we had everything we need. I have talked to others who have stayed in their condo and they all say the same. The view from the lanais is spectacular with breath taking sunsets and high surfs! The suite is clean and well maintained. Thank you!


Brent S.
April 2022
We have stayed now in 4 different units at the Kona Reef but none have come close to how well stocked C13 is. Of course whatever condiments and other grocery items will depend on who stayed there recently, but things are not clearer out. On top of that Steve and Amber provided good starter packs of items and also include many smaller detail items including a portable Bluetooth speaker, phone charging cords, flat iron, clothes steamer to name just a few, plus everything you will need for the beach. The air conditioner can cool down the unit extremely quickly and quietly. The bed is firm and comfortable memory foam. We like the location a bit further from the ocean as things can get very loud ocean front, depending on the weather. The view is perfect for sunsets on the lanai. It's a trade-off with being close to the pool but generally the pool area is quite quiet. We would definitely stay here again.


Laurie T.
April 2022
Great place, stayed a week during spring break. Condo has all the little touches - charging station, white noise machine (but even a bathroom scale, could skip that on vacation). Great walking distance into town, but away from the noise. Kids loves the pool and the condo was well stocked with toys. Excellent communication with the owner. Couldn’t ask for more!


Catherine J.
March 2022
We loved the location. Very walkable to many restaurants and shops. Easy checkin with electronic locks and excellent communication with owner. We will miss the beautiful sunsets from the lanai.



February 2022
Property and location were both perfect!


Dawn S.
January 2022
Relaxing. Owner very receptive to any concerns. We love staying in the condo


Stephanie C.
December 2021
Steve and Amber offer a perfect property. The pictures provided are 100% accurate. This home is clean, modern and perfectly located close to town. I cannot recommend their property enough. I have already sent links to several friends and hope to stay again as soon as possible. Thank you both for maintaining this service the way it was intended. You have thought of and provided everything your guests need and want. Mahalo, Stephanie and Dan Cook


Randy S.
December 2021
We really had a wonderful stay at the condo and plan to go back, but what really stands out is how the owners Steve and Amber worked with us through all the COVID-19 cancelation issues. They were fair, trust worthy and a pleasure (five star owners)! Thank you.


Robert T.
November 2021
Great property, but pool was being re-tiled and unusable. We were told a few weeks early, but we would have stayed elsewhere if knew at reservation time. Not owners fault. Very disappointing.


Sarah V.
September 2021
We will definitely stay there again


Jeremy B.
September 2021
The cleanliness of the property was fantastic. Ridiculously close to parking and the sunset views from your Lanai are spectacular. Thank you so much for the stay.


Erin R.
August 2021
We loved staying in this condo separated from the tourist destinations being right in our face, but still within reasonable walking distance to the shops. The view was incredible. It was a dream to walk out together, sit on the lanai and just watch the waves. Our only concern was the shower. As lovely as it is to look at, it just didn't seem practical and more than once, we found the water had spilled over into the floor. My fiancée is allergic to mold, so we are very careful when we stay in new places to check for any possible allergens. She did get a bit puffy after the first night when we took the longest shower. We had to close the bathroom door for most of our stay. Truly beautiful property. Really loved staying here. Glad we got to experience your lovely home!


Robin H.
August 2021
Great place; great location. We very much enjoyed our stay! Thank you!


Troy P.
August 2021
This was a very comfortable stay. The condo is very well equipped with everything a traveler needs to make for a great and comfortable vacation. Welcoming owners. Great location. Watch the ocean, walk next door to a tiny beach (beaches are hard to find on this side of the island). Close to restaurants and shopping but far enough to avoid the crowds. Pool, hot tub, and BBQs are available at the complex. People are nice and quiet. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


Srujana A.
July 2021
Thank you for your beautiful house. We had so much fun. Mainly being so close to the Kona life and Pool is such an added addition. Kids and we had a blast. Will come back for sure. The only request I would say, with the shower had a full close. Mainly with water and sand, the felt bathroom becomes a little over messy.


Quianta M.
July 2021
I travelled with my 3 kids and the condo had nice amenities, like coffee, boogie boards and beach chairs that made our trip very enjoyable and convenient. Would definitely stay here again!


Karen D.
June 2021
Nice place, beautiful ocean view, walking distance to town. Condo was well supplied and clean. Would rent here again!


Elizabeth G.
June 2021
This property far surpassed any expectations we could have had! The view was amazing, the location ideal, and everything we could possibly need was available in the condo. We use vacation rentals often and this must be the cleanest and best equipped we've experienced! The owners have thought of everything from a nice welcome basket to leaving condiments and spices as well as items in the bathroom like a flat iron, body wash, lotion, etc. We had visited the big island on a cruise so having a home base and time to explore this trip was great. I ordered Instacart groceries from Costco and Target to save my vacation time for relaxation and highly recommend it! Sunsets here cannot be beat and we enjoyed watching the surfers as well as swimmers training for the upcoming IronMan. We relaxed in the pool to cool off each afternoon after our adventures, loving the ocean views and sound of the waves braking from there too! We had a rental car for exploring but this location was walkable to much of the day to day activity, whether it be just to Don's Mai Tai Bar next door or the other end of Ali'i to the nice beach in front of the Marriott. Enjoyed the travel books in the condo, we found a route inland up the middle of the island through the mountains and ranchland to Hawi and then back down the coast from there, stopping at Lapakahi State Historical Park - seems often overlooked and not to be missed! Also appreciate the mai tai recipe left in the welcome book, we have already made this at home to help relieve the Hawaii withdrawals. We saw so much, yet have much more on our list now that we'd like to do next time and look forward to coming back!

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

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