Besides the perfect location and beautiful furnishings this condo had all the amenities and then some that anybody could ask for. From the washer / dryer, all the kitchen necessities and utensils, detergent, sun screen, great towels and anything you could ask for in the bathroom ... I could go on and on but I think I made my point. I have never stayed in a rental that was that well organized.
And to top it off Anneliese, knowing that we were coming in late the first night, had left us fruit and some other foods and drinks and other supplies which was not expected or necessary but was much appreciated and again showed her attention to make sure we had a wonderful stay. She also communicated with us from before we got there, throughout or stay and made sure we got on our way safely after our wonderful stay that we had wish had lasted longer.
If you want to spend your days directly in front the ocean, listening to the crashing surf while you fall asleep - then this is your home away from home. This unit is a spacious one bedroom, two bathroom (tub and stand up shower) ground floor condo that is close enough to Kona to walk into town for something to eat but far enough away to be quiet. The pool and deck are oceanfront and a wonderful place to relax between excursions. Cooking in the kitchen with the huge island is a great option to eating out. The private patio is a perfect spot to eat all your meals or just relax and watch the surfers. The patio faces west so there is a nightly sunset to enjoy. The host is warm and welcoming and always available to answer questions. You are greeted with a welcome basket full of island treats and a clean and comfortable home. Parking is easy and safe. Fans and air conditioning cool the living space and bedroom well if needed. A breeze always flows through with the windows and patio door open. The aloha spirit is alive and well here.
First floor unit. The view was fantastic! Unit was very clean and well stocked with everything we needed. Anneliese was great to work with.
Upon checking we were surprised at how old and dingy the property was. The pictures were obviously taken many years earlier. The floors were filthy as evidenced by my white socks becoming black within five minutes. Upon opening the front door a very old and dirty smell was evident. Airing out the unit did help somewhat. The shower curtain in the second bathroom was filthy on the bottom and the baseboards had not been cleaned for some time. The furnishings, both inside and out, were dated and stained. In short, Barbara and I were very disappointed in the property.
Great location with plenty of good restaurant choices within 5 minute walk.
Host was on point. The condo had a nice welcome basket.
Great place to stay.
This was a lovely place to stay during a recent trip to Hawaii with my 18 year old son. The lanai is a wonderful spot to sit and relax, and the condo itself is comfortable, conveniently located, and well stocked. We appreciated having snorkel gear, a cooler, and beach chairs and umbrella provided! Communications with the owner were easy. The condo is very near the pool, but there were never any noise issues (the overall vibe of the complex is pretty sedate). We enjoyed staying here!
The condo was amazing! You’re steps from the ocean and can hear it every morning! Condo is minutes from the town. Property owner was amazing to work with. Thank you for an amazing week. We miss it already.
We loved our stay at the Kona Reef! Great access to the downtown area. No need to rent a car unless you want to travel the big island. Anneliese is wonderful to work with and a great host! She is responsive and takes pride in her properties. This condo is perfectly situated right on the water. We loved sitting outside each morning and evening watching the surfers and the waves. The pool is great too with easy access from the condo. Highly recommended! We would stay here again on our next visit to the big island.
The location of this property was ideal for us. Located directly on the ocean in a very quiet area, it’s also just a quick direct walk to all the amenities downtown has to offer. Many days we just walked everywhere. I really recommend this place for the views. Every morning and night we were on the lanai for hours watching and listening to the waves. The condo was very comfortable with a/c, comfortable furniture and everything you’d need to have a great stay.
We've stayed in many Kona Reef condo's over the years, but Anneliese's home away-from-home is simply the best! Careful consideration & attention to every detail has been taken, so guests can immediately relax and enjoy beautiful A7. Literally steps to the ocean, pool and lawn. The lanai is perfect for your morning cup of Kona coffee watching for dolphins and whales or a front row seat to the conch shell sunset tribute. A quick walk to town for shopping, dining, kayak rentals or hopping aboard a tour boat. Until next time.... Mahalo and aloha, a hui hou.
It is not often that you get a rental unit that is exactly as described. This one is. It looks like the photos and the kitchen was supplied with most everything one needs to prepare meals. At booking I was concerned that its close proximity to the pool area would be too noisy, but that was not the case at all. (Keep the pool side shades drawn for privacy.) It is a ground floor unit, making it easy to go to pool or walk outside towards beach or town. Lots of little finches flew about, adding to the cheerfulness when sitting on the lanai. It is a short walk to Kailua Village. The owner was easy to work with and provided a very generous welcome basket for us. I would absolutely rent this condo again. One thing to note: the bed mattress is very high (I have a high mattress too but not as high as this one). If you have any mobility issues, climbing up onto the bed may require a foot stool.
Love location. Owner always available. Booked again.
Great corner first floor unit, light and airy, with a short walk right down to tide pools. The pool, spa and bar-b-que was conveniently next to us. Very close to restaurants and shops. When we come back, we will definitely stay here again!
I'd give this place 10 stars if I could!! Location was perfect, close to town and the views were amazing!! Waking up every day to the sound of the waves and drinking coffee on the lanai could not have been better. And the amenities were off the chart!! Everything we needed was right there. Also, the manager was so sweet and available. Even though we had issues with our flights, she was in constant communication letting us know our place was ready early. We will definitely try to get this one again in the future!!
We enjoyed our stay in this clean condo . Sitting on the lanai and watching the waves crash on the shore was delightful. The pool and spa were perfect for us. Close proximity to all the shops. We would definitely stay here again.
Right off the water just sipretty
This 1 bedroom unit was perfect for my husband and me. The lanai is west facing; beautiful morning shade w/ability to add more in the afternoon by dropping the sun screens. Everyday it is THE spot to sip your morning beverage and watch surf and surfers, tides, boats, sunsets, etc. We saw Spinner Dolphins our first morning. You are literally 10 steps to the pool gate. ( this was a plus as the pool area was never loud )Host has everything you need, extra towels, kitchen tools and appliances, laundry facilities, beach chairs. There is a small shaded beach on the south end of the property and two more just a few minutes down the road. If you wish to be in walking distance to Kona stay here.
This was our third time staying at this beautiful property and we already can’t wait to return. The condo is exactly as pictured with very comfortable beds (including a new pull out). Spectacular sunsets, surfer watching and even some spinner dolphins and turtles! A magical spot within an easy walk of Kona. Mahalo for the amazing accommodations!
One of the best vrbo experience I’ve had in 20 years. The property looks just like the pictures and the convenience of having your own kitchen and cooking a lot of your meals will save you tons of money not to mention a better healthy diet! Very quiet mostly elderly between 50 and 70 but everyone was friendly! Right in the middle of Kono town and close to shops, restaurants, bars etc.. The beach is small a -little rocky but go to KUa Bay 15 minutes . away!!! safe beach to swim and snorkel we saw sea turtles a little fish- you will not be disappointed -it is probably one of the most beautiful beaches we’ve ever experienced!! The manager was very organized but we had difficulty getting a garage pass from the Internet but we had no problem parking in the garage.
The lights in the bathroom are extremely bright and if they could somehow fix that would be more comfortable. We noticed some people pretending to be staying at the condo and they played a game of saying they forgot their key to get back in so don’t let anyone in the condo complex unless you know them!
The condo was just plain excellent. Perfect location, easy parking, wonderful condo, and could not ask for a better experience with the host! Honestly, we hated leaving. Anyone wanting to stay on the Big Island and looking for a place of this size should make this one their first choice for sure!
We had an incredible week in Kona and loved the location convenience of this condo. The owner/host is very responsive to text and emails and shared lots of great tips and answered all our questions. The condo is clean, well furnished, kitchen is stocked with everything you might need (minus food) and there are 2 bathrooms *bonus* The view cannot be beat and immediate access to water from the walk out lanai is the best!
Fantastic little place. Quiet with a great view and close to restaurants and shopping.
My partner and I stayed here with our 8 year old. This home was filled with thoughtful touches (clothes drying rack, functioning beach umbrella), and was clean, open, and breezy. The proximity to the ocean and pool could not be beat, and we love the location. The host was super available and responsive and welcoming.
We could not have found a better place to stay. The condo was everything that we expected it to be. The sunsets were magnificent, and the it was relaxing to sit on the oceanfront patio every morning, drink our coffee and watch the ocean, the sunrise, and the surfers. The property manager was awesome! She was very communicative and checked with us to make sure everything was good. The gift basket and card left for us on our arrival was indicative of the hospitality we were shown. On our next visit to the big island, we will definitely book this one again! Mahalo!
Excellent condo on the water in Kona. Near the pool and grills. Easy parking. Walk to town. Great experience.
Walking distance to town and water entertainment right off the patio
I can’t imagine a more perfect place to enjoy a Hawaiian paradise! The care and thoughtfulness that went into every detail to make our vacation delightfully memorable were very obvious from the welcome basket to the front row view of the surfers from the patio!
Right from the beginning of making my reservations it was wonderful! Annaliese was prompt in communicating and so kind!
Checking in was a breeze and all information to access the condo was provided. The condo is up to date with many comforts provided to make your stay as comfy as possible. The bed was comfortable, and the unit was extremely clean. The location is just perfect! We walked into town for breakfast, dinner, and the farmer's market. We've stayed at Kona Reef before in a prior unit and it doesn't compare to this unit. The location to the pool and the ocean view was the best. Kitchen was well equipped and plenty of room for groceries. We used the BBQ's which were clean, and convenient. Thank you, Annaliese, for a beautiful and comfortable home to enjoy our restful vacation! We can't wait to come back!!
My wife and I had a wonderful time in Kona and this condo was ideal. We spent hours sitting on the lanai drinking morning coffee or afternoon cocktails mesmerized by the beautiful scenery. Watching the surf and feeling the trade winds was so relaxing. Location is close to Kona as we did a lot of walking and everything is provided in the condo to make you feel at home. Great sunsets and friendly residents. Anneliese was very accommodating and a great host. We hope to return on our next visit to Kona.
Unit location was likely the best in the entire property. Clean, all amenities, everything it said and more! Waterfront with surfers in the morning and sunsets at night. Anna was more than accommodating with us and we would definitely stay again!
Fabulous condo with an amazing view from the lanai to enjoy your coffee or cocktail. Restaurants and activities within walking distance but also not to far for adventures outside of Kona. Lisa was a great host made us feel relaxed and welcome. The fruit and goodies was a great surprise and thoroughly enjoyed. Our first time at the condo, but not our last.
Nice condo right on the reef. Loved to hear the waves crashing. Beautiful sunsets most nights with a shell chorus nearby right after sunset. Good location to walk downtown and to many restaurants. Clean. Some updates since last visit.
This is our second time staying at this spot. It’s amazing. You can’t beat the view or the location. WE LOVED IT!
We had a lovely time in Kona at Lisa’s property. It looked recently updated, had a very comfortable bed, nice bathrooms, a kitchen with all the necessities, but most importantly, a breathtaking view of the ocean. Eating breakfast and watching sunsets on the lanai was incredible. The only negative about the stay was some miscommunication regarding checking in, but Lisa was quick to respond and was very kind. The unit is about a 5 min walk from the shops and restaurants in Kona; it really was in the ideal location. I highly recommend staying in this unit!
Unit is great, location great, everything was perfect. Would recommend. Owner responded if needed. Would definitely stay again.
The condo's location on the first floor overlooking the stunning ocean is perfect! We were able to see turtles on the rocks below us as well as starting our mornings watching surfers. The condo was comfortable and well appointed for two people. Lisa was so helpful and truly caring. We also loved loved being able to walk into the restaurant/shop area but not being right in the middle of it. Parking was easy and greatly appreciated it being undercover. The welcome basket was such a lovely bonus touch to a great week!
My wife and I planned a short-notice trip while I was still able to work from "home" and it was the perfect location. Fast internet and my entire Team was jealous as I sat on virtual meetings with the ocean waves behind me. Since I was getting up and finishing early Hawaii time, it gave us the remainder of the day to explore, golf, enjoy happy hour, and view the beautiful sunset. There are numerous restaurants and bars within a very short walking distance. The Property Manager has thought of everything you will ever need to include a Safeway Club Card to get the best prices when you stock up. A must-stay next time we visit The Big Island.
The property was entirely as advertised. The kitchen and bathrooms were all recently renovated. The linens were of good quality. The bed was excellent. The furnishings were comfortable and attractive. The provided snorkel gear was of good quality. The condo is arguably in the best location relative to the water’s edge and to the pool of all the other units in the complex. The views from the lanai are breathtaking, particularly at sunset. Sitting on the lanai, we were continuously entertained by surfers, pleasure boat traffic, para-sailors and the occasional turtle. Every evening, the conch ritual was in view. Our stay was during the last 2 weeks of September and the weather was fabulous every day, with temperatures approaching 30 C (85 F) daily.
Anneliese the Host is a delightful lady who was extremely courteous and professional. She made us feel welcome, and attended to our requests promptly.
I believe we received very good value for the price paid.
The ocean waves view from the house is excellent. The house was the perfect size for us family of 4. Upgraded kitchen appliances, washer dryer and bathrooms. Just few steps to pool too. No complaints and the owner Lisa was awesome. She greeted us with snacks and wine, provided both early checkin and late checkout at no extra cost. Bless her heart. Must stay property in Kona.
We really loved our stay at this beautiful condo . Our 2 and a half year old had a blast. The condo was very clean and had a well equipped kitchen. Breathtaking sunset views from the lanai . close to all the major restaurants and shops around Kona. Highly recommend this place and would definitely come back and stay for our next trip to big island.
The place is a beautiful as the listing pics. We spent so much time on the lanai. Sunsets were fabulous. The Kona Reef Property is also well maintained. The BBQ area has several new Weber gas grills that are immaculately maintained. The kitchen in the condo has everything. We used the beach chairs, umbrella and towels almost daily. Having the ground level was great. Steps to the pool and the beach next door. Plus the lanai area is much larger than a balcony with a nice lawn. The bed is very comfortable and we slept well. Having 2 bathrooms allowed us to get cleaned up simultaneously saving a lot of time and climbing over each other to get ready to go out on the town. Kona is a 5-15 minute walk to everything. It was nice to have a garage spot to park in also.
If you are looking for a condo in Kona, and this property is available, RENT IT!
You will not regret it.
This property was awesome! The location was terrific, walking distance to town. We especially enjoyed sitting on the lanai and the grass beyond, and watching the surfers, parasailors, boats, stand-up paddle-boarders, and, of course, the spectacular ocean and sunsets!
So many thoughtful touches throughout the condo, including the generous "Welcome" basket, toiletries, beach chairs, towels, and cooler for us to use. Also appreciated the garage parking. Lisa was incredibly responsive to our questions and seemed to genuinely care that we were enjoying our time in this magical place.
Great communications with the owner/agent. Lisa was super helpful, left lovely snacks and instructions. You might want to be near the pool, but it means loud play outside the windows, where the blinds on that side of the condo need to be closed all the time. We visited friends staying in the same building, and would have chosen a unit on a higher floor ... but that's nit-picking. All in all, a lovely place to stay.
This was our 1st time renting this property and it was wonderful. The owner made sure everything was perfect for our short visit. We will definitely book this property again.
Great view and simple place for an easy stay.
Great stay and location!
We have stayed at Kona Reef multiple times in different units and our stay in A7 was the absolute best! The ground floor location next to the pool was perfect for using the grill for dinner and watching the surfers in the morning with coffee. The kitchen was well stocked , the bed and linens were comfy and all the beach toys were in great condition.! Our host Anneliese and her daughter Robin were both very easy to communicate with and very gracious! We are already planning our next trip to Kona and hopefully A7 will be available! 😁
Mike & Sarah H.
We had a great time at this well keep condo. The location is excellent, walking distance to town and beaches. We would definitely stay here again!!!
The location is walking distance to restaurants and shopping in the area. Our stay was wonderful. Everything was clean and the view was phenomenal.
Perfect location within the complex, large patio right next to ocean and pool. Easy walking distance to downtown. Very updated condo - everything from kitchen to laundry was recently improved. I’d love to stay there again sometime!
My husband and I had an awesome time staying at the Kona Reef Resort. Our condo was perfect, clean, well maintained and the view cannot be beat! Its close to town, we walked it many times. The grounds are very nice and quiet. We were right next to the pool and you couldnt really hear any noise from that. Overall all a great vacation!
We rented the condo for our son and his wife for their honeymoon. They absolutely loved it. The condo had prime location right on the water, and the sun was setting right in front of them. Restaurants and stores are also within walking distance. They loved everything about the condo.
Me and my wife plan to rent this in 2 years for our 50 year celebration.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your condo.We sat out on the lanai nightly after supper and listened to the waves crash against the lava rock. There is not a purer sound on earth than this. The mattress on the king bed was so comfortable.
THIS IS IT! WE WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. THIS IS OUR FAVORITE CONDO IN KONA FOR SO MANY REASONS. BEAUTY, COMFORT AND LOCATION!
This condo has an amazing view! We loved waking up and looking at the ocean waves breaking down on the shore in front of us. We also loved listening to the waves crash through the opened sliding glass doors in the morning and evening while we were at the condo. The condo is located within walking distance to town. We had never been to Kona before and thought it was a fun and festive place (before Christmas). The pool is right next door to this condo. We thought it might get loud with others at the pool, but it was very peaceful and quiet. We don't usually go to the pool while at the beach, but we did here. It was clean and had a great view. To make future stays more enjoyable, I would highly recommend the owners going to Costco and updating the pillows and beach chairs. In the kitchen, a complete set of measuring cups would be great. The breaker did like to blow when anything was plugged into the master bathroom. The toilet seat needs to be fixed or replaced in the master bath as well. With that said, my family and I would go back and stay in this condo.
This condo is exactly as advertised. Nicely appointed in an extremely convenient location for restaurants and shopping all within easy walking distance. The pool and bar b q area were nicely laid out and there were always chairs at the pool. Nice atmosphere overall and Sandy was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We have already booked again and are counting down the days. One of our best vacations ever and we have travelled all around the world. If you want a great layout with a little more living space and second bathroom don't hesitate to book.
A true ocean front property. Very well equipped and nicely furnished Condo.
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