Kona Reef Beachfront Getaway


Rates: $239 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: K (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 184 reviews)
What's not to love? Imagine the big smile on your face when you walk through the door of this freshly renovated, top-floor, jewel of a condo... a place you get to call your Kailua-Kona "home" away from home.

You're gonna love your Kona Reef Beachfront getaway. You can enjoy the "local-style" ambience and convenience of the in-town walk-to-everything location, while being in an oceanfront complex with a great ocean view. The public beach right next door is super convenient for swimming, snorkeling and surfing. From sunbathers to yoga classes, to picnics and people-watching, the view from your top-floor lanai provides a different beach scene every day.

You'll be charmed by the beachy, eclectic, tropical decor -- a blend of retro "Hawaiiana" with a touch of understated whimsy. Enjoy the top-quality finishes, selected to convey a simple warmth as well as durability. Split-system Air Conditioning installed Dec. 2020 keeps both living room and bedroom cool. The expanded kitchen features bamboo cabinets, white "cloud-like" quartz countertop, art glass backsplash, and shell mosaic pendant lighting. The bathroom was inspired by the colors of sand and sea, and has a custom walk-in shower that features a rain head, bamboo glass panel and handy corner seat. Sturdy bamboo-pattern vinyl flooring ties everything together to complete the natural ambience. Your top-floor lanai is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast, or watch the waves and beach activities. You might be inspired to head on down to the beach, where you can picnic, wade, swim, snorkel or maybe even join a yoga class. The condo comes equipped with back-pack style beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach towels and more for your convenience.

You will also enjoy the convenience of:
o FREE password-protected, high speed WIFI signal
o Digital Cable TV package
o In-unit front-loading washer and dryer
o Elevator access from parking garage to the patio level. (You have to walk several paces from the elevator, then up 8 stairs to the condo level. If you require "no stairs", unfortunately, my condo is not a good choice for you).

But as much as you will enjoy the amenities of the condo, (... did I mention the super-comfy, firm memory-foam, gel-top king-size mattress?...) you didn't come all the way to Kona to stay indoors! There is so much to do and see. You'll want to spend some of your time chillin' at the oceanfront swimming pool. We have one of the nicest pool/recreation areas in town--with plenty of lounge chairs, whirlpool spa, barbecues and shady pavilion.

Kona Reef has one of the most convenient locations on the Kona Coast, and is just a short walk to shopping, restaurants, bars and entertainment.

It is a 5 to 10 minute walk to:
o Honl’s Beach (right next door!)
o Luau at the Royal Kona Resort
o Bars and restaurants
o Shopping
o Bicycles for rent
o Coffee Shops
And just a few more minutes to:
o Farmer’s Market
o Art Galleries
o Library
o More shops and restaurants
o Churches
o Hulihee Palace

If you are the adventurous type, you will want to do some sight-seeing and exploring. There is so much to choose from:
o Snorkeling
o SCUBA
o Golf
o Zip Line
o Hiking
o Deep Sea Fishing
o Helicopter Tours
o Sailing
o Stand Up Paddle (SUP)
o Surfing
o Parasailing
o Pu'u Honua (City of Refuge) National Park
o Waterfalls
o Botanical Gardens
o Luau
o Coffee Tasting
o Farm Tours (Coffee, Chocolate, Vanilla...YUM!)
o and more!

Whatever your preference, the Big Island offers plenty of fun in the sun, and you couldn't pick a better home base than this lovely top floor condo at Kona Reef.

This is more than a hotel room… it's my downtown oceanfront getaway, and I like nothing better than staying at the unit when it is not booked. My home is your home, and I love it when guests tell me a little about themselves when making a booking request.

The calendar allows reservation requests up to 9 months in advance. If your travel plans are further in the future, I can open up some dates for you... Just click on the "Ask Owner a Question" link!

Thanks for looking and thanks for booking!

About the Air Conditioning:
2-unit split system installed December 2020 for your creature comfort! There is a wall unit in the living room and another one in the bedroom. Super quiet! There are also ceiling fans and standing fans if you prefer to experience the ambient temperatures. It's all about what you're used to. ALSO: Due to the high cost of electricity in Hawaii, when you leave the apartment for extended periods of time, turning off the AC is greatly appreciated.

Disclosure Stuff:
Managed by Marni Shirley Enterprises, Inc.
dba Aloha Pacific Realty RB-22701





Kona Reef Top Floor Beachfront/Impeccable Remodel/ A/C /Free Wifi/KingBed/Walk to Town/





Registration Number: TA-158-906-3680-01, GE-158-906-3680-01

Kona Reef Beachfront Getaway Reviews



Diane R.
March 2024
The condo was well equipped.with everything you will need. Lovely view of a small park next door.


Susan B.
February 2024
The unit is modern, comfortable and has everything you need for a great vacation. It overlooks a small sandy beach and the sound of the surf can be heard day and night. We both enjoyed our stay there.


Alice K.
December 2023
We spent a wonderful two weeks. The owner has not missed any details in her guidebook. The location is within walking distance to shopping and restaurants so you don't worry about finding a parking place. The condo is well stocked with anything you would need for a day at the beach. Morning coffee on the lanai watching the surf roll in is a great way to start your day. The two air'-conditioning units worked very well. You can not go wrong staying here.


Jalet O.
November 2023
stayed for 4 nights, loved the location, beautiful view from balcony!


Marilyn L.
November 2023
This condo had everything you could possibly need. Nice updated unit. Close to everything, we were able to walk everywhere. Very clean and well maintained! Nice view of beach from our deck!


David B.
November 2023
Accommodation was exactly as described. Location was great. Only a short walk into the village. The unit was well stocked and the complex had everything we wanted. Marnie was very responsive and helpful. Happy to recommend to anyone.


Jennifer S.
November 2023
We stayed at Kona Reef during the Ironman World Championships and absolutely loved this condo! It was clean, comfortable and in the absolute PERFECT location. We walked to town many times per day and my husband loved spending his time on the lanai watching the surfers. We would absolutely stay here again! Thank you, thank you for your hospitality!!


Laurie S.
October 2023
The condo was decorated as casual coastal which was perfect for us. There were many thoughtful items included such as boogie boards and a folding drying rack we could hang our swimsuits on, sunscreen, and sunburn gel. The washer and dryer were invaluable as we packed light and used the beach towels often! The community pool area was family friendly and the ocean front lawn was nice to watch the sunset from.


David C.
October 2023
Wonderful facility and very convenient to all places in Kona. Very comfortable and clean with updated kitchen and bathroom. The owner supplied everything needed for the week. We would highly recommend this condo and when we return we will definitely stay here.


Jeff F.
September 2023
We really enjoyed our stay in this unit. The location is great with just a short walk to downtown Kona, and an easy drive to beaches and snorkeling sites south of Kona. The kitchen is well stocked with spices and oils and things like plastic wrap, utensils, pots/pans, etc which made it easy to cook on a few of the evenings during our stay. Also, the unit had beach chairs, beach towels, a cooler, beach umbrella, snorkel gear, etc which was great to have when going to hang out at the beach. The lanai overlooks the small beach and ocean just to the south. Also nice that they bedroom had a separate AC unit rather than just a single unit in the main living area. It feels like the unit was recently renovated as the counters, bathroom, and plumbing fixtures seemed updated. Overall a great unit and we would definitely stay here again.


Greg K.
September 2023
Could not recommend this property more. EXCELLENT location, exactly as pictured, tremendous host. 10/10: Would stay again


Beth K.
September 2023
Here is what I loved: OH MY GOSH! there was everything. I totally overpacked. There was shampoo/ conditioner/laundry soap/ beach towels, shoes, hat, beach chairs, along with a most homey, comfortable home to stay in. Loved the location; right on a beach (we saw turtles in the water), close enough to walk to town, yet quiet area. Great communication from Marni. I would come back!!


Stacey T.
September 2023
The condo was fabulous! It had everything we needed and more. And the view was phenomenal! It was the perfect place to relax. We would love to come back!


Anthony Z.
August 2023
Loved this place. Marni was an awesome host. The unit had everything we wanted and needed including COLD AC! Would stay again in a heartbeat.


Keith G.
August 2023
Marni's unit doesn't miss a beat. Beautiful unit true to photos. All guest needs covered including all the beach gear, multi USB ports on both nightstands, fully stocked kitchen including Tupperware, paper products. A full Brita pitcher waiting in fridge! Some appliances and all switches labeled too. We've stayed at Kona Reef a few times. We were excited to see air conditioning was added to both the living room and bedroom. But you know what? We didn't need it! Ceiling fans, lanai screen and fan worked perfectly! Most comfortable stay. Informative guest book, too, about unit and area restaurant updates. Thank you for a lovely stay. It was great to return! Favorited ❤️for our next Kona stay.


Alicia O.
August 2023
I highly recommend this property! It was comfortable, so clean, well-stocked with essentials, and perfect location! We would love to come back again!


Stephen W.
July 2023
Marni’s place is wonderful. She was easy to communicate with. The condo is in a great location right on the beach and at the south end of the historic village. The lodging was clean, comfortable and attractive. Everything there you need: dishes, cups and glasses, kitchen ware, large coffee pot, large fridge, towels, comfortable bed, nice furniture, nice TV. Wifi was excellent. Comfortable lanai perfect for morning coffee or winding down at night. Fins, snorkels, ice chest, beach towels. She has thought of everything. Perfect headquarters to explore and enjoy the Big Island. Next time we come, we will stay here.


Rob P.
June 2023
Everything as advertised! Great location in Kona. Many restaurants within a 5 minute walk. We had a great time exploring the island all day and spending the evenings watching the sunset from the open air seating at many of the restaurants. Would love to come back and stay here again!


andy p.
May 2023
Better than advertised, would recommend highly


Barbara S.
May 2023
We were visiting Kona for the first time. The condo was very nice and comfortable. Fully equipped with everything you could need. Beautiful view of the ocean. Marni was easy to communicate with and answered questions quickly. The condo was on the south end of the main street along the beach. Far enough not to hear all the bar music at night but plenty close to walk to it if we wanted. Road noise can get a little loud but wasn’t too bothersome. Overall it was a very pleasant stay.


Richard E.
May 2023
This being our 24th Kona trip, we know the drill. B24 met and exceeded our expectations: Clean, nice amenities and upgrades and a very responsive manager. We already booked another stay.


Laura S.
April 2023
The location is fantastic! Close enough to walk but far enough that you don’t feel like you’re in the thick of the town and tourists. Head out to the pool to watch the sunset and hear some residents blow conch shells. The place itself is super comfortable for two people and Marni is an awesome host!


Christine W.
April 2023
We loved staying here. The view of the ocean and sound of the waves was fantastic. As a bonus, we overlooked Honl Park where every day there was yoga, people playing in the surf, boogie boarders, kids having fun and colorful people of all sorts. Marni was wonderful. The few minor glitches we encountered, she attended to immediately. Thank you!


Tim M.
April 2023
We had a great stay, it was a perfect little place for my wife & I to celebrate her 50th birthday. Beach right off the balcony & a close walk to waterfront dining & shopping. Had a great time & the host even left us some chocolate covered macadamia nuts & coffee for staying. Very sweet! The only complaint we had is that we couldn’t stay longer. Hope we didn’t leave too big of a mess. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Tim & April


Susan F.
March 2023
This property offered everything we needed for our stay, down to all details including yoga mats, beach towels and labels for everything. Marni was excellent as the host. Mahalo.


Donna S.
March 2023
Excellent condo right on the ocean. Short walk to town. Marni thought of everything you might need to make your stay feel like home. Personalized condo feels like a beach house. Comfy bed, living space. Lots of towels and bedding and a washer and dryer. Kitchen well equipped for cooking. with oil, spices, foil, Saran, baggies etc. Beach chairs, umbrella, coolers, boogie boards and snorkel equipment make going to the beach for the day a breeze. Beautiful outdoor spaces with your lani and large pool and bbq area to enjoy. Would love to go back. I could spend the winter in this condo.


Patrick R.
February 2023
Simply wonderful. Great amenities! Having access to beach chairs, snorkeling gear, and boogie board made the trip even more enjoyable. We were on our third of seven day here when my wife says she wants to stay here again.


Don L.
February 2023
The property overlooks a small public beach where one can relax, watch boogie boarders, do yoga, or read a book in the shade. We enjoyed access to the complex's pool and grills. Just enough away from the main activity on Ali'i Drive, to feel away from the hubbub, but close enough to walk. Depended on the free trolley to go shopping for groceries and visit beaches to the south. Enjoyed it very much. Marni provided essentials: coffee, beach chairs, snorkel equipment, boogie boards. Much appreciated.


Lisa B.
January 2023
This place has every single thing you could ask for. The well thought out amenities are above most other places we’ve stayed. High quality dishes, towels, super comfy bed - just a wonderful stay overall.


Jane Q.
January 2023
This apartment was perfect for our ten-day stay. We spent countless hours on the lanai, which overlooks a lovely slice of the Kona Coast. The accommodations were excellent and included a comfortable king bed, a well appointed kitchen, and all the snorkeling and body surfing equipment needed for multiple water sports. The resort has a small but lovely swimming pool that was perfect for a lap swimmer like me. Marni is a responsive and thoughtful host who anticipates and responds to her visitors’ every need. All in all, this VRBO apartment rates five stars ( and more).


Kirsten B.
December 2022
We will 100% be returning to Marni’s amazing place! The view! The walking distance to town! The ease of parking! The cleanliness and modernness of the condo! The pool and hot tub with views and sounds of the ocean and the sunset! This place is absolutely perfect and exactly as advertised. My mom did yoga on the beach several mornings - it’s every morning and you don’t have to sign up. Just bring an optional donation for the instructor. Love love love Kona and the entire island and the “Pono” spirit!


Kristy C.
December 2022
Lovely place overlooking a cute public beach and ocean. Pretty birds to watch while eating on the lanai. This place has everything you need for a home away from home on paradise! Excellent communication with the owner.


Suzanne C.
December 2022
This condo couldn’t have been more perfect for the two of us. It’s located within walking distance of bars and restaurants, it’s right on the coast, and there are so many amenities. Would stay here again.


michael m.
December 2022
Great location, easy walk to shops and restaurants, condo was fully equipped and comfortable.


michael m.
November 2022
Wonderfully updated condo in a great location


Gerard S.
October 2022
The location is amazing. Easy to walk to area downtown for lots of choices of restaurants, bars, shopping and the view. Balcony view of the ocean is postcard perfect. The beach is right out the door with shower, bbq and pool area. Beach chairs and boogie boards available. I love wherever I sit in this condo there is a peaceful view. The artwork across from the sofa and chair make me feel cozy. King Bed was very comfortable and roomy. All the amenities to make this kitchen like home including coffee filters to make the Kona coffee you will want to drink. I can't imagine ever being disappointed staying here.


David C.
October 2022
This is without a doubt one of the best condos that I have stayed in during my many visits to Kona. The unit is extremely well furnished, very clean and has a great view of Honl beach and the ocean from the Lanai. It is very quiet, less than a mile walk from the pier, has great dining/shopping nearby and basically has everything that you need from a fully stocked kitchen to ample beach toys to settle right in and enjoy your stay. The recent upgrade of the sliding glass/screen door and the addition of the split system AC makes the unit very easy to relax in and get some of that Kona vibe. I had several interactions with Marni, the owner, during my stay and she was extremely friendly, always had great suggestions and certainly went out of her way to make my stay enjoyable and memorable. The outdoor barbecue area is extremely nice and the sunsets from the pool/beach can not be beat. I can't recommend this condo highly enough and I will hopefully be back for many more visits!!!


John B.
October 2022
We were very happy with our 10 night stay here. This is not a sterile and sparsely outfitted place. The kitchen is equipped to actually use with all appliances and gadgets that you might need. So pleased to find some seasonings and cooking oil and not just a tiny salt and pepper. Great Bosch dishwasher too. Full size washer/dryer in unit is a plus! Additional benefits were the snorkel gear, boogie boards, ice chest and very nice Tommy Bahama beach chairs for excursions to the beach. Location is great, we walked into Kona with no problem and the crowning glory is the deck overlooking the small community park next door and the magnificent ocean right outside. Surfers, boogie boarders to watch in the ocean and great people watching in the park. Yoga classes meet there many mornings at 8. We contacted our host, Marnie to ask if the tv would allow streaming and she said no but she had been thinking about upgrading it so she bought a new one and installed it the next day! How’s that for responsiveness? Could the decor be a bit updated? Yes. Did it matter? No. We felt at home here and will definitely be back.


KEVIN E.
October 2022
Incredible beach front condo that is walking distance to many Kona gems. Condo is well stocked with everything you may need and the lanai is amazing. Marni is an excellent host and the property is perfect.


Steve T.
October 2022
Lovely beach next door. Snorkels and boogie boards came in handy. Easy walk to the bars/restaurants/shopping. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen.


Brenda P.
September 2022
Our first time on the big island started with 3 nights here. It was a perfect place to be without a car and be able to walk to everything we needed, as well as relax by the ocean side pool and watch beautiful sunsets. Highly recommend this unit for comfort and wonderful amenities. Marnie was so responsive with answering any of our questions and accommodating our every need.


Christin H.
September 2022
My favorite part was sitting on the lanai overlooking the beautiful ocean. The condo was stocked with everything we needed. I would definitely stay here again.


Kris L.
August 2022
The homeless in the adjacent park were a let down. Condo was nice but mater bedroom was small


Craig S.
August 2022
I can’t say enough about this property it was exactly as described and a great location close to town. The property was clean and well taken care of and pictures advertised are exactly what you will fine inside. I own a timeshare in Kona but I’ll be back to this property.


Katherine V.
July 2022
Very well situated with easy access to restaurants and shops. Beautiful view. The unit is nicely furnished and very comfortable.


Timothy G.
July 2022
My wife and I visited the Big Island for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. This condo was located within a short walk to everything in Kona. We just walked into town. The condo was beautiful and was stocked with everything needed for our visit. The lanai was perfect! We enjoyed our morning coffee while taking in a fantastic view of the ocean. I can't thing of anything that could have improved our stay. This was the perfect condo for our visit. We had a fantastic time in a beautiful place!


Nils B.
July 2022
Very nice.


Leah R.
June 2022
We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was perfect!


Rich J.
June 2022
Clean and convenient to Kona activities. Very well stocked.. Small beach next door that provides lots of people watching. Would stay here again.


Laurie K.
June 2022
Loved this condo! Beautifully decorated, comfortable bed, all the kitchen supplies you could need, very clean, and an amazing view from the lanai of the ocean and beach. We had breakfast every morning out there. There are also beach chairs, snorkeling gear, beach towels, cooler, etc. in a chest out on the lanai. It is a great location for walking to town. Marni is a fantastic host and although we did not get a chance to meet she was very attentive in checking in with us several times to make sure we were settled when we arrived and later in the week to check if we needed anything re-supplied, quietly leaving those supplies at our front door with a text letting us know they were there. Highly recommend this condo and would definitely stay here again!!



June 2022
Excellent !!


Linda P.
May 2022
The property was exactly as described. The view from the lanai was beautiful and provided an opportunity to watch surfers catch some nice waves. Everything you might need in a kitchen was there and there were BBQ tools if you decide to cook on any of the community Weber gas grills. The bed was very comfortable, and the area was quiet affording a good night's sleep. Snorkeling equipment was supplied along with pool noodles and boogie boards. There was also a cooler (blue ice in the freezer) and beach chairs for picnics. The pool area was very well appointed with plenty of lounge chairs and the water temperature was just right. If we return to this area, we would definitely book this location gain.


Heidi H.
May 2022
Marni was very responsive to all our questions and gave us clear instructions and ideas of places to see. Walking distance to shopping and restaurants. The park had yoga every morning.


William H.
May 2022
I’ve stayed at many vacation rentals, but none as consciously furnished and stocked as this one. Marni thought of EVERYTHING, down to the ziplock sandwich bags, drying rack for suits, and honey for tea. Everything worked, was laid out well, and was super comfortable. There was a great balcony view of the beach park below. I gave four stars to the location because homeless folks camp out in that park, although none bothered me or anyone else as far as I can tell. Just a heads up. Bottom line? An owner who cares about her guests. GREAT CONDO.


Gayle H.
April 2022
Very satisfying R and R


Jean S.
April 2022
Location couldn’t be better! Property manager was awesome and so quick to respond to any questions/issues. Would definitely stay here again.


Dee D.
April 2022
Great communication from our host Marni. The location is literally right next door to a small yet spectacular beach. Great amenities compliment a condo that includes all the little extras (beach chairs, umbrella, yoga mats, boogie boards and snorkel equipment. Also a well stocked kitchen! All in all, a great place!


Nancy S.
April 2022
I absolutely loved my stay at this beautiful beachfront condo. I really enjoyed waking up to the ocean view with a cup of coffee on the patio every morning. The kitchen was well stocked, the king size bed was very comfortable and the bathroom very modern with a walk-in shower. The location was very convenient with restaurants and shopping within a 5-10 minute walk. Easy check-in and check-out. I will definitely return!



April 2022
We were very impressed by the overall appearance of the entire unit; modern fixtures and appliances, comfortable bed, A/C and fans in the bedroom and in the living room, very well stocked kitchen, and a beautiful view from the lanai (balcony). The owner was very friendly and helpful, her book with instructions for guests very detailed and useful. The location is within walking distance of the town of Kailua. The people we met by the ocean side pool and the jacuzzi were very friendly, a mix of owners and guests. Overall this is a five star experience. We stayed for over a week in March 2022.


Steve M.
March 2022
Had a great time staying at the condo. Everything we needed was available and thoughtfully provided. Very clean and beautifully professionally decorated home with a wonderful view of the beach out the back patio!


Beth T.
March 2022
Marni went above and beyond. The property was perfect.


Janet L.
March 2022
Great location with view of beach and ocean. Location in south Kailua has easy access in and out of town. Ie can avoid traffic on Ali Drive. Owner has taken great care in furnishing the condo and providing all essentials (kitchen equipment and supplies, coolers, chairs, yoga mats) and then some for a wonderful relaxing stay. Highly recommend.


Carolyn S.
February 2022
This place was everything advertised. We were so impressed with the amenities, location and ease of communication with Marni! If you are looking for a condo that is well located (we walked every morning a few blocks to grab a coffee and returned to lanai for breakfast we cooked in the condo), and it had everything you needed to cook. Restaurants for supper were all within walking distance. The lanai was enjoyed morning and late afternoon/evenings every day. And don’t forget the beach amenities- everything you need. Our only regret was that I didn’t book soon enough to get it for our entire stay. On our top list of places to return to. Thanks Marni!!


Andrew P.
February 2022
Overall great communication with owner. Great views and within walking distance to downtown. Parking was a little hectic as not alot of spots if you go out for dinner and get back after 9pm.


Carole M.
January 2022
Great condo in a great location. Easy to walk into downtown Kailua Kona for shopping. Condo was so well stocked. Even beach chairs , beach umbrella , cooler , beach towels , other items , all for our use. Lots of bath towels of great quality. Washer and dryer in unit was very convenient. Kitchen extremely well stocked - even a blender , crock pot , spices , lots of bowls and pots and pans. Best view is ocean off balcony and great furniture there also to enjoy. So peaceful. Sure hope we get to visit again !


Charles M.
January 2022
Very clean at check in. Property was well stocked with provisions We had a great stay.


Sharon M.
January 2022
We enjoyed our view of the ocean and the convenience of being able to walk right into the heart of Kona. The condo was well-equipped - beach towels, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, and cooking essentials. The bed was very comfortable. The place was very clean and the host was very kind. Really, we loved this condo! If you forced me to say one negative thing, I would say that there is some noise from the nearby road, but it wasn’t a problem for us because we were so busy enjoying the view.


CiCi L.
January 2022
We had a great stay at this place. It’s well kept and clean. The owner provides so much for your vacation experience, like snorkeling gears and beach chairs even yoga mat! Would come back again for sure! Don’t miss it!


Bruce and Gloria H.
January 2022
Very clean. Great communication with Marni


Marc F.
January 2022
The location was perfect. Everything was an easy walk down Ali’i Dr. Shops, restaurants, the farmer’s market are all just a short stroll down the road. Breakfast every morning on the Lanai was a great way to start the day, and yes there is yoga on the beach each morning. Everything you might need was supplied. The views are spectacular, and listening to the surf is the best white noise you could ever ask for. Can’t wait to arrange a return visit to the Big Island and Marni’s place.


Rod S.
December 2021
We will book this unit again in the future!


Peter K.
November 2021
The condo has everything you need, is clean and very close to town.


Dorio F.
November 2021
The perfect location to be sure. I'm Kona but on the edge. Easy to walk everything, but also right next to Honl's Beach. The condo itself has been very thoughtfully updated and all the appliance are nice and work perfectly. I can tell that If things go wrong here, they are immediately attended to. I appreciate that they put a fan on the Lanai. This is always so helpful when it get warm, but not everyone does it. Also, I loved that there is actually kitchen stock! Though I did not cook, you have a good basis there to start from. They thought of everything here, and you can actually just come over n and start living here. So much better than a hotel room!


Dianne W.
November 2021
This was a perfect home base for our week in Hawaii. The condo has a spectacular view, is clean and comfortable and equipped with everything we needed. Mari was a wonderful host and available when we had questions. Make sure you walk to the Farmer’s Market for fresh mangos and papayas, Sushi Shiono for dinner, On the Rocks for a fantastic sunset view and Honl’s Beach to watch the surfers. Kailua is a beautiful and we will definitely visit again!


Richard B.
October 2021
Great place Marni as host was very responsive; esp concerned about any needs we had; great location and affordable thanks, Rich


India W.
September 2021
We enjoyed our stay at Marni’s. Perfectly stocked kitchen, very clean, and location was great. The complex was quiet and pool area was well maintained. Great views. It was easy to walk into Kona. We would stay again!


Eugene A.
September 2021
Well equipped property. Extras like yoga mats, boogie boards, fins, beach chairs, beach umbrella, and umbrella for weather.


Karen K.
August 2021
This property was perfect for us. It had everything you need for a great beach vacation, beach towels, chairs, cooler. We walked into town every morning to start our day and were able to explore the entire island from this great location. We cooked in a lot so were so pleased that the kitchen had everything we needed. Amazing ocean view!


Jolene O.
August 2021
This was the perfect home away from home for exploring the Big Island! The condo was clean, comfy and so well stocked with everything we needed! The view was amazing! We loved sitting on the patio, listening to the waves while we drank our morning coffee and had breakfast. The split air conditioning system worked great to keep both the living area and bedroom nice and cool. The owner was very responsive and helpful. When we couldn’t find kitchen towels or extra batteries for the tv remote, she dropped some off right away. We loved our stay here and can’t wait to come and stay again! Wonderful condo!


Mike F.
August 2021
Marni was right there to help us. Property is perfectly kept, everything worked, the view was phenomenal. Could not ask for a better stay!


Elizabeth O.
August 2021
Really nicely appointed condo with a gorgeous view! The other reviews were right - this place was very clean, has everything you can think of needing for your stay, and Marni is absolutely fantastic to work with. The location is really convenient for walking to the restaurants and activities in Kona so we only rented a car for half the week we were there. The lanai overlooks a public park with beach access which is great. A few people live at the park full time and there were a couple of issues with noise/odd behavior but we didn't feel unsafe.


Susan J.
August 2021
Marni’s place was clean and stocked with everything we needed to have a fabulous family vacation. No rental car was needed as restaurants and stores were all within walking distance. We enjoyed our stay here and will be back if we return to the Big Island.


Gary & Laura E.
July 2021
The rental property was great. Very good location near to town so we could walk to most places. A little road noise when outside on lanai occasionally but overall this was not a big factor. Nice view overlooking ocean and beach area. Parking was easy. Comfortable room and slept well on bed. Very well organized condo. We would stay here again!


mukund s.
July 2021
Spotless condo, extremely responsive and helpful host. Location was perfect to walk down Ali drive every evening and see the sunset. Everything you could think of was in the condo and more. The bed was just amazing.


kevin d.
June 2021
This is a great property and has been totally updated as shown. The location is an easy walk to town and restaurants. Water view is great. Marni has thought of everything and all the little extra touches make it even better. This condo has everything you will need.


Alex Nadra K.
June 2021
The condo is very well organized and clean! It was fully stocked with everything you need! I would definitely stay here again.


ka F.
June 2021
Marni sent the Check-In procedure before the date and time described when we first chose this property. Check-in was easy and painless. I had a couple of questions about sightseeing spot which were answered right away. The location is right in the middle of everything with gorgeous ocean views! The beach and pier is right outside the complex and everything is in walking distance. The condo was in excellent condition and updated. There were plenty of trash bags, dishes, toiletries, beach chairs, towels, and even masks/hand sanitizers. We were so happy with our stay. Definitely come back and stay the same place when we come back. Marni is Awesome!!


Mike M.
June 2021
This is a fantastic, updated, clean and comfortable condo with tons of amenities, great views, very convenient location, with an easy 10 minute walk to town. If we decide to vacation in Kona again, this will be the first place we look for because we liked it so much. There were a lot of thoughtful additions in the condo as well and we can’t say enough good things about our stay!


Kandie T.
June 2021
We loved staying at Marni’s condo and listening to the ocean waves 24-7! Super comfortable and convenient! Everything you need is at the condo and is 5 stars!


Abby J.
June 2021
Really well equipped apartment, including a starter supply of coffee, as well as laundry detergent. Very comfortable bed and the AC unit in the bedroom worked perfect (we didn’t need to use it any other time than sleeping). Just a block or two from many restaurants so easy to walk. We never had issues finding a parking which is included with the rental. We would stay here again if back in town.


Judy M.
September 2019
Loved this condo unit! Marni, the property manager was very accommodating and great with communication. It was wonderful to have a view of the ocean, and we really enjoyed having our morning coffee on the lanai and watching the waves and surfers. Very well appointed with everything you could ever need, including ice chests, beach umbrella, beach towels, yoga mats, boogie boards, and even snorkel equipment! We really loved how it was so beautifully decorated, in such a way that you really do feel like invited guests staying in their beautiful beach home away from home. The king size bed is very comfortable ( and we are picky about that ) as well as nice choice of sleeping pillows. The location is great, close to restaurants and shops, as well as favorite beaches and snorkeling spots. And plenty of ample parking. Other people made comments about the air conditioner being on a timer and we had no problem staying cool even with the very warm temperatures during our stay. The only negative is the homeless people that have chosen to stay at the near by beach. Seems to be a bit of a problem on the island.


David G.
September 2019
A great place to stay. Easy walking distance to town. The Condo had everything we needed for our stay. Great communication with the owner as well. Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay there again.


Bryan P.
September 2019
This is a lovely condo - well-stocked and immaculate. Deck over the beach is a lovely place to enjoy your morning coffee. The special touches like the high end coffee and chocolates left for us were much appreciated. Lots of great information and communication. Highly recommend as a great place in the heart of the town, but right on the beach. Beautiful property and views.


Angela M.
September 2019
This was a great place to stay, it had all the amenities you could ask for. I appreciated the beach umbrella!! Many of the beaches have no shade. The owner was available and quick to respond. Once we arrived, everything was so easy and straight forward we had no reason to contact her. The location is ideal. Downtown area and restaurants are walkable. Easy to get to the north beaches and the volcano national park.


Kerri S.
August 2019
My husband and i just returned from at week at Marni's place and I'm think that i should have her organize my own home. This place has everything that one could need. You'll find Kona coffee and snacks on arrival and an exceptionally well-appointed kitchen. The bed is especially comfortable and there is a huge assortment of pillows to suit everyone. The check in was effortless and her communication was excellent. Thanks so much for making our stay so nice.


Sarah B.
July 2019
My husband and I spent 2 weeks in this unit. We were in love from the moment we walked in. The condo is updated perfectly with ocean and sand tones, gorgeous artwork, and a view to die for. This unit is stocked with all of the things you need for a wonderful vacation. We appreciated the coolers, beach chairs and umbrella. Everything was clean and well taken care of. Marni left us a sweet note wishing us a happy anniversary as well as some local treats and coffee when we checked in. We had a couple of interactions with Marni while we were there and she was quick to respond and very friendly. The location is great- an easy walk to downtown Kona. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.


Dan P.
June 2019
Everything went smoothly. We had a great experience.


Ann W.
June 2019
Our stay in this condo was lovely. The extra touches like the chaise and table and chairs on the lanai were not only appreciated- but very comfortable. Most of the time in the condo was spent on the lanai. It's a good size and the view is stellar. We loved hearing the waves (and the birds) and also enjoyed watching the surfers and boogie boarders in the evening. The condo has everything you need, from a great variety beach gear to kitchen items for cooking and eating to extra charging ports for your phone. It is very well outfitted and supplied. You can tell that a lot of thought went into being set up for guests' needs. The bed is very comfortable and I loved having pillow choices to get the level of firmness that was just right. (I am like the princess and the pea with beds...hard to please and was so comfy here.) The property also has a lovely pool that was never over crowded. There's a great BBQ area by the pool where we saw people grilling and having fun, although on this trip we didn't take advantage of that, we know we would in the future. It's a quick walk down Ali'i drive towards town to eat or shop. And also convenient to get to all areas of the island. It's about an hour (max) away from the Kohala area beaches if you want to venture up that way. But there are plenty of beaches close by as well. Parking was easy. Communication with Marni was easy, professional and very quick. And in all a wonderful stay at the Kona Reef unit B34. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Thank you!


Scott T.
April 2019
Great condo...clean, comfy, tastefully furnished, fully stocked with everything you need, and an easy walk to dining, shopping, bars, etc. Beaches are a short drive. Check out the farmer's market early in your stay and get fresh fruit and veggies as well as some good mementos of your trip.


Jessica T.
April 2019
We had so much fun in Kona for our anniversary. This apartment had the perfect location close to shops, restaurants, and a sand beach. It was super comfortable, decorated lovely (I loved all the blues and beach vibes), and so close to the water that you get to hear the waves crashing when the slider was open. We enjoyed meals sitting at the table on the lanai just watching the waves roll in. You can also see the ocean while sitting on the couch. Being a night-shift worker, I appreciated that the bedroom did not get direct sunlight and could stay dark during the day if needed by keeping the shades drawn. Overall we will definitely stay here again, and actually gave the listing info to family for when they visit.

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

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