Kanaloa at Kona, Condo #3501

Rates: $259 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: XKX (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 115 reviews)
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Overview of Location

We would love to have you stay in our remodeled and redecorated condo at the beautiful Four-Star Kanaloa at Kona Resort. Our Kona home is one bedroom, 2 bathrooms and is on the ground floor (no long stairways) and is located on He’eia Bay and overlooks Keauhou Bay and the Pacific Ocean. We are walking distance (a half mile) to the Keauhou Bay boat harbor where daily tours depart for various water-based activities, including what we believe is the best snorkel site on the island-the Marine Preserve at Kealakekua Bay (near Captain Cook’s Monument). You can also leave for nightly snorkel or diving trips with the manta rays, right at the entrance to Keauhou Bay. World-class marlin fishing and sport fishing, kayaking, snorkeling expeditions, SNUBA, Hawaiian outrigger canoe tours, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing and ocean rafting adventures are also available in Keauhou Bay. You’ll find little reason to deal with the hustle and bustle and traffic of downtown to get on the water. For those activities you won’t even need a car. And if you're not a water enthusiast; there is The Kona Country Club, a Top 100 public golf course adjacent to the resort, tennis, shopping, luaus and dining. Of course, there are those volcanoes, rain forests, waterfalls and other sights nearby to take in as well. Realtors refer to this as location, location, location.

Condo Amenities
Our one bedroom unit is 1185 sq. ft. and can sleep up to six people thanks to our spacious master bedroom and our new, queen-sized Murphy bed and new queen-size sleeper-sofa. The two bathrooms have been recently remodeled and are beautiful. Various other renovations were completed in June of 2017. The Master Bedroom has a regular door for privacy and also a shoji screen door for keeping track of the kids. Other family-oriented amenities include a Pack'n Play and a high-chair for the wee ones. There is plenty of space for your belongings. The condo is well stocked with swimming flotation noodles, boogie boards, beach towels and board games. New (2019), full-size, washer and dryer are in the unit, so there’s no need to over-pack your suitcases. The kitchen features beautiful koa wood cabinetry and overlooks the living room and the lanai, so you can join in on the conversations and even have great water views while working in the kitchen. The kitchen is well stocked with the pots, pans, utensils and serving sets. When you’re not enjoying the outside, you can enjoy several indoor amenities like cable TV on our two flat screen HDTV’s, DVD/VHS player, Bluetooth-compatible iHome entertainment system. So bring your Bluetooth devices. Stream content via our high-speed internet connection or just kick back on the lanai. The lanai features killer views, a wet-bar and mini-fridge, maybe even read a book! Most meals are taken on the lanai but the kitchen also has a breakfast nook with seating for up to six.

Resort Safety /Amenities

Kanaloa at Kona is a gated resort, with a security checkpoint at the entrance and roving security patrols. The resort has three pools (one adult-only pool), two tennis courts and the Kona Country Club borders one side of the property. Right across the road from our condo sits the main pool and the office for the resort. An Activities Concierge works out of this building and can help you with booking one of the many outdoor activities or tours available on the Big Island (or you can booked them directly yourself, if you prefer). Remember, many of them depart from Keauhou Bay (1/2 mile away). Kanaloa at Kona has beautifully landscaped and well-maintained grounds. “Tropical” and “lush” are the words that come to mind. Lots of flowering trees and shrubs surround you throughout the grounds. There are also lots of BBQ grills scattered around the property, which are taken care of by the resort’s maintenance crews. You can join the other golfers on one of the Top 100 public golf courses- the Kona Country Club. The ocean-side pool is a wonderful place to relax and take in those beautiful Hawaiian sunsets. If you chose to never leave the Kanaloa grounds you would still be able to enjoy a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing environment.

Convenient Shopping

Our unit is less than a five minute drive (walking distance for those fit folks) to Keauhou Shopping Center where you will find a drug store, grocery store, ATM, multiplex cinema, book store, post office, clothing boutiques, several restaurants (including a good Pizza joint), a sports bar and a small shave ice store where you can experience a delicious, local Hawaiian treat. There is also a bus stop for the Trolley that will take you to the nearby beaches or to Historic Kailua Village along Ali'i Drive for more shopping and dining. This eliminates the cost and hassle of downtown parking

The Historic Kailua Village shopping district is usually a 10-15 minute drive (along the ocean) from our front door and features many fine restaurants, boutiques and even many of the stores you are familiar with on the mainland. You will find a long list of our favorite recommendations in the condo welcome book. One of our downtown favorites for lunch is the historic, waterside, Kona Inn Restaurant (established in 1928) which is located in the middle of the shopping district and right on the ocean.

Big Island Activities

There are many other amazing activities to explore on the big island; Volcano National Park, Mauna Kea summit observatory for world- renowned star gazing, the famous Kona Coffee plantations and coffee houses, lots of public beaches (great free snorkeling), including black lava, white sand and even a green sand beach, and the rain forests of Hilo with their multiple, breathtaking waterfalls.

Keauhou Area

Keauhou Bay area is blessed with sunny weather and perfect waters. These idyllic conditions made it a favorite hideaway of Hawaiian royalty, and today the area boasts diligently restored heiau (temples), ancient fishponds and a wealth of historical sites. Interpretive centers weave together the area’s present and past, making a stay in Keauhou as enriching as it is relaxing. Although, we will understand if you find it difficult to venture out after spending a few hours relaxing on our beautiful lanai with its breathtaking views of the He’eia and Keauhou Bays and the Pacific Ocean. At night, the Keauhou Bay area attracts manta rays that feed on microscopic plankton near the shore. You can spot these manta rays in the shallow waters off the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, which shoots spotlights out into the plankton-filled waters nightly. But to really see manta rays up close and personal, go on a manta ray night dive or snorkel trip. You can also sometimes see honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles) in the shallow tide pools. It’s easy to see why Hawaiian royalty adored this area. The waters are clean and crystal clear, so come to Kona and smell the ocean in your hair!

Our Hawaiian Tax Number is 120-266-7520-01

Kanaloa at Kona, Condo #3501 Reviews

Lisa C.
May 2023
This unit was perfect ! Comfortable and and everything was very nice. It felt like a nice home, not like a rental at all. Keaeuhou is a very special area and this condo was a perfect place to stay. Thank you

Leesie B.
March 2023
I will plan future trips around the availability of this condo! Enjoying the incredible view with my morning coffee on the huge lanai was one of my favorite parts of the trip. The space was absolutely perfect for me and my teenage son. I took the murphy bed in the main area and my son took the main bedroom. We each had our own bathrooms! The place is so cozy, well-maintained, and well stocked. The grounds are beautiful, the ocean view pool is amazing, and access was so easy and secure. And the hosts are delightful and responsive. A wonderful experience throughout!

Cathy B.
March 2023
My husband and I had a lovely time in this property. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. The living space was very comfortable, though we spent most of our time on the lanai watching the active bay! The host was extremely responsive to our requests and even contacted us, mid-stay, to see how we were enjoying ourselves. Above and beyond.

Katherine A S.
January 2023
The property was as described. The owners & property manager were very easy to work with and accommodating with the one issue that we had during checkin. The location was great. Very peaceful and central to restaurants & grocery. View was wonderful off the deck. Three pools to chose from including one ocean side. We would definitely stay here again. Mahalo

Cathy G.
January 2023
Perfect location for walkability. Excellent amenities in resort and unit. Lanai is perfect for watching comings and goings from harbour.

William H.
January 2023
Really enjoyed our stay at this property - defined recommend!

Esther C.
December 2022
Beautiful property in a great location. Short walk to shore access through pool for amazing sunset views. Enjoyed view from lanai of ocean waves and boats. Another shore access to walk to small beach. Nearby and easy access to groceries, gas, and restaurants, and up to highway or down Ali'i Drive. Condo has all essentials for kitchen and dining, pool, picnics, and trips to the beach. Murphy bed and main bedroom provided plenty of room and privacy for our family. Very quiet complex was welcome, did not hear neighbors at all at night. The welcome basket of treats was a wonderful addition! Thank you!

Karen W.
December 2022
This condo was centrally located between coffee farms, snorkeling expeditions, local markets, beaches and the town of Kaihlua-Kona. The condo itself was quiet, clean, and had a wonderful view of the waves from the lanai. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Janet O.
November 2022
This trip was a family reunion. It was great to have our own place to enjoy during our trip full of family. Paul's place allowed us privacy, beautiful vistas and a well equipped unit to meet our every need. Thank you for great communication and a great place to stay

Debra L.
November 2022
Safe, quiet, a great view and a fabulous ocean front pool to use. Fully stocked for all your needs to enjoy the island.

Marc G.
November 2022
Highly recommended. This is a beautiful property with a fantastic view from the lanai - we had breakfast every day and many dinners outdoors on the lanai. There are also nice views from the public areas of the condo complex. The location is great and made it easy for us to venture as far North as Hapuna Beach and also South to Volcano National Park. There was a temporary issue with the refrigerator which Paul is addressing. Also, the A/C could have been a bit stronger, but we did OK using A/C along with the numerous ceiling and other fans. All in all, a nice vacation spot that we would recommend to our friends.

Erin S.
November 2022
This was a nice unit. It's spacious and the view was great. The location was good too--the resort was nice and well kept, and there were plenty of restaurants about 10-15 minute drive away. The ocean view pool was a particularly nice place to catch the sunset. There are two things we felt important to share about this unit. First, the host requests that you keep the AC set at 76 degrees. For us, this is not a comfortable temperature, but I understand that electricity in Hawaii is very expensive so I understand why the host requests this. We just wish we had known that before we booked it. On top of that, we don't think the AC was strong enough to cool the unit down much below that temp anyway. There were tons of ceiling fans and several other fans provided, which helped the situation. But overall, we felt hot and uncomfortable most of the time we were there. The other issue we felt important to share was that the beds are very firm, especially the king bed in the bedroom. My husband had an especially difficult time sleeping the first night and was sore in the morning. We ended up buying a thick mattress topper at Costco and he slept on the murphy bed in the living room (which was cooler than the bedroom). Some other minor things: the host informed us ahead of time that the fridge had broken and he was working hard to get a new one. He provided a large cooler and there was a mini fridge on the patio that we made due with. Not ideal, but it seemed he was doing all that he could to fix the situation--apparently not easy to get a new fridge in Hawaii. Also, the microwave was having some issues losing power during use. This place has tons of glowing reviews, so these issues might just be particular to us. But, wanted to share in case anyone else might find it helpful. The host was responsive, but our main concerns (AC and firm beds) are not easily dealt with and again, may be specific to us. If you like to come home to a cool place after being out in the sun all day, maybe consider elsewhere.

Larissa N.
October 2022
I have never seen views so gorgeous while having my breakfast! This condo was well stocked, clean, gorgeous, had plenty of space and the pools were well used by our teenage children. We loved the security of a gated community and the ease of coming and going! I would definitely recommend this place over and over again.

Roselyn N.
October 2022
Spacious private 1 bedroom condo in lovely gated community. Lanai has a gorgeous oceanview. The bed was very comfortable. We made use of the washer and dryer.

Jerry L.
October 2022
Quiet comfortable condo with three pools and two tennis courts on property, very near municipal golf course. One pool is right by ocean - so nice watching waves and relaxing. Used as base for short 15 minute rides to downtown Kona, Umekes seafood, the summer Palace and took a Mauna Kea sunset tour (up where all the observatories are.) Breakfast on the lanai looking at the bay was just a great way to start each day.

Randall H.
October 2022
We loved the entire space and time! Furnishing and amenities were perfect. The owner was very immediate and effectively helpful when needed. We would definitely stay here again 👍🏝

Stacey T.
September 2022
Condo was nice and the property was lovely - nice and quiet with beautiful grounds. Condo has absolutely everything you need. It was fully stocked as if someone lived there. We enjoyed our time there and would stay there again.

Aileen J.
September 2022
We enjoyed our stay here immensely - The condo came with everything we could have needed including the beautiful view. Checking was easy everybody was friendly that location is not far from town but far away enough where you can get some nice rest and relaxation. There is a shopping mall close by for groceries and also if you don’t feel like cooking some restaurants. The hosts were extremely kind and easy to communicate with. We would definitely love to return

Carla A.
August 2022
The property is spacious and clean with a great ocean view. The owners made sure to equip the unit all the needed items in the kitchen, linens/towels, games and chairs/umbrella for beach activities. The location was also perfect. I would highly recommend this place.

Heather S.
July 2022
Beautiful property, especially the view from the lanai! Amenities as described. Gracious welcome basket with local goods upon arrival. Wonderful place to base our Big Island vacation. Thank you!

Dan-Yu W.
June 2022
Wonderful property. We came with two other families that also stayed in the same community. Our unit had a spectacular view and the kids slept in the Murphy bed just fine. Only minor issue were tiny little ants that would be found in the kitchen but we happened to spend our meals either out at restaurants or at our friends’ units. We didn’t communicate with the property manager, which is the only reason for the three stars.

June 2022

Emma C.
June 2022
This trip was one of the more special vacations we had, in part due to this beautiful condo. Let me begin with how easy we were able to find the property based on the well written directions and convenient location. As we drove down from Kamehameha Rd, the ocean view and serenity of the place took our breath away. The condo draws you to the outdoors that has phenomenal presentation. Inside the home is curated and designed to have the most beautiful views from every angle. It is comfortable and spacious with thoughtful design details everywhere you look. The kitchen was so well equipped we didn’t have to worry about packing or buying anything extra. Beach necessities were also provided. Each bed was really comfortable, we have stayed at many rental places and not all of them have both the ambiance and comfort that this home provided. We stayed for 6 days, I wish we stayed longer. The location is 10-18 minutes away from supermarkets. And yet, feels secluded and private. It is also 10-25 miles away from famous beaches, restaurants and significant places you definitely doesn’t wanna miss. Having breakfast at the lanai is a must! Paul was incredibly communicative, although we didn't need anything as the place was clean, everything set up perfectly, and check in and check out was a breeze. Paul and Patty also welcomed us with a lovely basket full of goodies. Itty bitty snag: we can hear someone upstairs walking back and forth which is totally bearable. I highly suggest this condo if you are looking for a more secluded feeling that is a quick jaunt to the key spots in Kona. The whole experience was a dream. Mahalo 🌺

Erica C.
May 2022
Condo was clean and nice. It had everything you could want or need for outdoor activities from beach chairs to boogie boards. The view was fantastic and the condo was outfitted inside as well. The staff onsite were friendly and helpful. Great experience

Ron M.
May 2022
Good location, well equipped and very clean condo. Best time of year, no crowds yet.

Doug P.
April 2022
Really nice spot on the property, with a decent ocean and bay view. Condo looks renovated, so it was a very comfortable stay. Will come again.

Kelley B.
April 2022
The renting process was seemless. The property staff was great, and the condo was a perfect base for a great vacation.

Rosemarie H.
April 2022
We stayed in Patti and Paul's condo south of Kona for 7 days. The place has everything you need from beach towels to a complete kitchen. It is spotless, lovely, and we felt at home. Thanks for the great accommodation.

Kim L.
April 2022
Everything about this condo was perfect. Actually, better than perfect! The location couldn't have been better. The condo was spacious, clean, comfortable and pretty. All necessities PLUS many nice-to-haves were available for our use (including beach towels, beach chairs & umbrella, snorkel gear & kitchen extras, including a welcome basket!). The grounds, including the pools, were great. The view from the living room and lanai were gorgeous! The host was responsive. We'd stay again for sure.

nicole l.
March 2022
The owners truly value and take care of their guests AND it shows! The house and kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need. (Rarely found in vrbo's) Access to the property is very easy. A very beautiful ocean view from the balcony and kitchen. I could do dishes all day! The master bedroom is so spacious and had a very comfy bed. It was also nice having a master bath and laundry in the house. The property maintains the pools and grounds very well and all staff were very friendly and helpful. 3 pools (1 being an adult only) tennis courts and ping pong...my kids were never bored. This property fit my family of 5 (kids 16, 14, 10) very comfortably. Would definitely stay again. Only regret is that we didn't stay longer!

Kaitlyn B.
March 2022
Great place with a wonderful view!

Candace D.
March 2022
Very good

March 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed the spacious condo. The sleeping arrangements were very comfortable and perfect for our family of four including two full size teenage boys. The condo is well stocked with everything you need for a super comfortable stay. View and property beautiful. We hope to be back again!

Diane R.
February 2022
The owner was very responsive to our request for a late check out. The property was in a great location and first floor with an ocean view off the lanai. It had all sorts of beach equipment and fully equipped kitchen Bathrooms were updated.

Chloe S.
February 2022
Amazing place to stay in Kona, we would definitely come back

Janie H.
February 2022
Would not hesitate to come again ! Loved the ocean pool!

Stuart H.
February 2022
My new favorite place to stay in Kona. The property is everything advertised and more. I really enjoyed the lanai with a fantastic view of the goings on at Keauhou Bay and H -bay. Kanaloa complex is very quiet, well maintained and a feeling of aloha. We did have a problem with the internet, but the host was very responsive and helped fix the problem. I’ll be back.

Charles L.
January 2022
This was a very beautiful place to stay very quiet and everyone was very respectful parking was great and the check in was very easy they responded to my text very quickly about a flight change I had and was very polite thank you for letting us stay and enjoy your place

Amber B.
January 2022
Our family of 4 (my husband, myself, and our two children ages 13 and 9) shared this condo with my in-laws and could not have chosen a more peaceful or perfect spot to call "home" while we were on the Big Island. It's just a few minutes from some amazing beaches (go snorkeling in Kahulu'u Bay or ride the waves at Magic Sands), and maybe 15 minutes to downtown Kailua-Kona. It's very quiet and feels secluded/private, despite the fact that you're in a neighborhood of condos. The condo itself is well stocked with kitchen supplies, and even a few bathroom supplies (shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, etc) that previous guests have donated. They also had some beach gear (body boards, goggles, beach chairs, and umbrella, etc) for folks to use. Contacting the owners (Paul and Patty) was convenient, too. There were a couple of times I needed to text Patty directly with a question and she would respond quickly to help. The only thing I would advise guests to know about is that though it sleeps 6, it has only one bedroom. I guess I didn't notice in the pictures that that was a murphy bed in the living room. Totally fine, but didn't give my husband and I any privacy since we gave our inlaws the (omg huge and amazing) master bedroom. All the beds (including the pull out couch) were comfortable, with plenty of pillows and blankets, though. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend this to all of our friends! The views, the property, the neighborhood, the location, the hosts, the supplies, and the experience were all just fantastic!

Tiffani H.
January 2022
The hosts were responsive and easy to work with. The unit was extremely well stocked and they had a welcome basket which was an incredibly nice touch! The grounds were beautiful and we enjoyed the pools! Would highly recommend!

Fay w.
December 2021
Beautiful condo with gorgeous views of ocean & bay. Lovely decor, many homey touches and lots of home, bath, kitchen supplies and amenities. Very clean, quiet and so close to shopping and main highway. Absolutely loved staying here!

Janelle T.
December 2021
Liked the location, close to water. Great view from balcony. Equipped with everything we needed - especially a blender! Great communication with owner, EASY check-in!!! Large grocery store and shopping center right up the hill and extremely close to the snorkeling tours! Highly recommend!

Andy R.
November 2021
A great place to just relax and live the good life. Time at the ocean pool watching waves crashing into the lava rocks made me forget that I've got to get back to work on Monday. Great location near shopping mall to grab a quick takeout and head to incredible sunset watching spots. Gonna miss this place, thanks for sharing with us!

megan d.
November 2021
This condo was nicely updated and spotlessly clean. It’s obvious that the hosts have taken great care of it. The condo was stocked with everything you need for a trip to the big island - beach towels, snorkels, beach umbrella and chair etc. Everything was well labeled and easy to find. Paul was very responsive and courteous whenever I reached out. The AC seemed to struggle a bit, but with the ceiling fans, it wasn’t a big deal. The location was amazing, close to everything in Kona, and with a beautiful view of the ocean.

Susan C.
October 2021
The property was just as described. The lanai was open to the beautiful ocean view and breezes. The location was great, less than a mile to shopping and convenient to most tourist sights. The condo was fully equipped with everything we needed. We took advantage of the three pools scattered around the landscaped grounds. The only thing missing was easy access to a nice swimming beach. There are a number of beaches in the area but the nicest require a 20 minute+ drive. However, if you like boating, scuba diving, or paddle boarding, then these activities are all available within a ten minute walk. We can highly recommend this lovely property.

Preston B.
October 2021
We were amazed by this property! The unit was very clean and well taken care of. The unit was also well stocked and had everything we needed! We especially enjoyed the welcome basket that had some snacks and coffee. It made us both smile and also took a lot of stress off having to run to the grocery store right away. A true special addition!! It was just the two of us, but it was so spacious and with 2 bathrooms a larger party could easily stay here too. The bed was super comfortable and we slept great. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the lanai and watching the waves. A beautiful view. The amenities at the resort were also well maintained. We spent a lot of time at the ocean pool, using the BBQ/grill, and relaxing in the hot tubs at night.

Jidakarn S.
October 2021
Very impressive to this property in everything. Moreover, Mr. Hanh and his wife are very friendly, supportive and quickly responsive. Recommend it.

Kathy B.
September 2021
We loved our time in Kona and were so pleased when we arrived at this condo. The property is beautiful and this clean, beautiful condo was a welcome place to return to after a day of sightseeing. The owners were responsive to pre-stay questions and provided everything needed for our stay. We were particularly impressed with the beautiful welcome basket we received upon our arrival. Thank you for helping to make our stay in Kona a wonderful experience. This will be our first choice of stay, when we return to this beautiful island. Mahalo!

Nancy L.
September 2021
We had a great time. We had no issues. Enjoyed the beach chairs and towels. Bed was very comfortable. I would love to book it again.

Pat G.
August 2021
Great view of ocean. We enjoyed the central location as we had activities at each end of the island. Property had a lot of nice accessories available . We did not use any of the amenities on the property as we were very busy doing other activities.

August 2021
Amazing condo. Spacious and extraordinary views. Communication with host was easy and effective. Close to restaurant and supermarket within 5min or less drive. BBQ grill and three pools were available for our use. Highly recommended property.

Justin W.
July 2021
The view and location of this condo are great. We sat out on the lanai each morning for breakfast and many evenings for dinner. The ocean pool is amazing, as it is right on the water and you can hear the waves coming in. The grounds are pretty. It is a good value condo. Be mindful though, it is an older complex and some issues with pests; specifically ants. There were ant traps/poison throughout the condo, including on the floor where our baby would crawl. We notified VRBO and the owner, and the owner’s response was this is just what happens on an island. (This was my eighth trip to Hawaii and I have not encountered traps and as many) They were friendly though, and texted the next morning, but I did not receive any further communication after I responded. Additionally, the AC is marginally capable of providing comfort. These are all comfort issues for us, and may not be an issue for others while on vacation. As I said, the condo overall is a good value, just be fully aware there will be a give and take.

Diana T.
July 2021
Beautiful property with great amenities and a gorgeous view of the ocean.

James C.
July 2021
I lived and worked in HI and moved away. This was our first trip back in 6 years. Thoroughly enjoyed staying in Paul's place. Great family vacation.

Morgan S.
June 2021
The condo was perfect for our family! We had an amazing time. We hope to be back!

karen m.
June 2021
All the people involved in renting this property were kind and professional. The property was wonderful just as in the pictures. My family and I enjoyed our stay at the condominium. Everything we needed and then some. I hope we are able to book this property on Future trips.

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

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