Kona Reef Resort D36


Rates: $451 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: QQ (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 87 reviews)
Come to Paradise. Wake up to amazing sunrises and enjoy magnificent sunsets with an unobstructed view of the ocean, and take in the shoreline magnificence of beautiful Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.

We are the proud owners of this beautiful vacation home and we are excited to share this slice of Paradise with you! We are experienced Premier Partners and Superhosts and we have worked hard to make sure you will have the most comfortable stay ever!
(We love it here at the Kona Reef so much that we purchased a second condo so that we can have family and friends stay when we are here! See our listing under: Property #2128057 for condo A33).
This modern, completely private top floor (of 3 floors and a basement floor) condo is one of the premier units in the highly desirable Kona Reef Resort situated on the water’s edge luxury hotel strip. You'll be enjoying the top floor for extra quiet and security, not to mention unmatched ocean views. This vacation condo is not just in an oceanfront complex, it is a proper Oceanfront Condo. Don't be disappointed with your rental. True oceanfront condo complexes are hard to find and the only real oceanfront condos at Kona Reef are located in buildings A and D. Any others are just ocean view!

**LATEST NEWS!!! We just remodeled our bedroom and upgraded to a brand new, comfortable KING bed!

We are situated a comfortable few steps away from the general pool/jacuzzi/barbecue area and yet conveniently around the corner so as to avoid any disruptive noises from there. The condo feels like a home away from home, with an up close view of the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean where you will experience Hawaii in all its natural splendor, removed from the tourist crowds. Palm trees sway softly as the waves rush into shore. Look for dolphins, turtles, and if you’re lucky, even whales frolicking right in front of you! Every sunset, a few boogie boarders will ride those waves into Honl's Beach, just 200 feet away. This is known as the home of boogie boarding. The little beach at the corner of the resort grounds, is an easy 2-minute walk from the condo, and features a small cove where there is some nice snorkeling to be had.
* Please note that while there is an elevator to get to the top floor, there is an additional short flight of stairs to climb - a total of 9 steps.
The well-appointed condo is clean, bright, and airy, and is one of just a few units in the resort with EFFICIENT AND QUIET Dual Zone air conditioning throughout the living room and bedroom. Additionally, ceiling fans in the living room, lanai, and bedroom create a pleasant breeze. This condo has been fully remodeled and upgraded. Brand new beautiful wood framed glass sliding doors open from the living room to the lanai. There is a KING bed with a brand new memory foam mattress in the bedroom. In the living room, a brand new high end sofa bed pulls out into a very comfortable queen bed, thanks to the latest technology. No uncomfortable bar under your back! Comfortable bedding is provided for both beds. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, raised sink, and modern fixtures. Cable television is offered in both the living room and in the bedroom. You are also able to connect your streaming services on both SMART TVs. There is also a DVD player and an iphone-compatible sound system. The kitchen features high end cabinetry, granite counters, and is outfitted with modern appliances - a full stove/oven, a large refrigerator, a dishwasher, and a microwave. It is ready for use with coffee maker, toaster, kettle, blender, and plates, glasses, cups, and utensils. A brand new high end and efficient Asko European clothes washer and dryer inside the condo are available for your convenience. High speed internet with WiFi and a land line phone service that includes all local calls plus free long distance calling to the US mainland and Canada are included. There is a small office desk area.
Please note: we have a strict NO SMOKING rule.
Should you decide to spend a day at the beach, a supply of essentials is readily available: beach towels, a beach umbrella, beach mats, boogie boards, snorkeling sets (including masks, fins, tubes), and a large rolling cooler.
The property’s oceanfront pool and jacuzzi, and poolside barbecues are all ready for your use. It is a great place to gather and make new friends over sunsets and dinner!
A parking pass is available for the duration of your stay and will be left for you in the condo. There is ample parking available on the property: a rooftop parking area, street level outdoor parking, and two underground levels of a covered parking garage.
Kona Reef Resort is situated on the water’s edge luxury hotel strip that takes you into the center of town. It is a 5-minute walk from Kona town where there are plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, the local farmers market, and Kailua Pier. Some of the best beaches on the island are just a few minutes drive away.
The island lives up to its name: The Big Island. It IS big, and there are many things to see from white sand to black sand, and even green sand beaches where the honu (sea turtles) come onto shore, to coffee plantations and of course the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. For sports lovers, there are all varieties of activities: surfing, canoeing, is, after all, the site of the annual Ironman World Championships as well as the annual Queen Lili’uokalani Canoe Races, the world’s largest long distance canoe race. In fact, the Ironman open water swim and the race canoes pass right in front of the condo so you can watch right from the comfort of the lanai.
So, come and enjoy Paradise - your dream vacation is just a click away! Registration Number: GE-073-558-5280-01, TA-073-558-5280-01

Kona Reef Resort D36 Reviews



Maureen Y.
April 2024
awesome property right on the ocean. Watching surfers, waves abd sunsets. The attention to detail by the owner was impressive from thick towels to mood lighting on the lanai!


Julianne C.
March 2024
The rental is in the perfect location to walk down the street to where all the shops and restaurants are located. The owner gave the best recommendations for places to eat and beaches to visit! She reached out during our visit to make sure we didn’t need anything. The condo was clean and well stocked with the most beautiful sunset views. I would recommend this rental to anyone staying in Kona!


Paul G.
February 2024
Second time in this unit and it was wonderful again. Perfect location with great sunset views. The condo was equipped with everything we needed and Kona Reef is a nice property.


Daniel D.
January 2024
You just can't beat the location of this condo, D36, at Kona Reef. You can spend hours on the lanai watching waves, surfers and whales. The sunsets are magnificent! A short walk toward town gives you access to all the restaurants and shopping you could want. There's a small beach for laying in the sun or watching the surfers... not for surfing beginners! The condo itself is perfect, clean, well-maintained, updated, and it has everything you'll need for a beach outing including chairs, umbrella, snorkel gear, cooler, and boogie boards. This is our second time staying here, each time for two weeks, and we've loved every minute. We hope to come back again!


Mike P.
December 2023
Updated, oceanfront location is amazing. Lots of amenities and very quiet. Close to the pool/bbq area. We certainly will be back.


Jessica F.
November 2023
Great trip and exactly as we expected. Location is terrific and waterfront patio was incredible. Unit is on the top floor, AC worked great and the condo was well stocked with paper items, etc. I’d love to see some nicer bedsheets, warmer lighting in the bathroom and lounge chairs on the patio, but that’s just my bougie side coming out. ;) Thanks for a great stay!


Holly M.
October 2023
Loved being here! Thank you Ailin for being a great host and appreciate your quick responses. Amazing ocean view, sunsets and full moon. Fantastic condo with everything you need!


Lois O.
October 2023
This well amended condo provides a front row seat to watch surfers, cruise ships, and gentle waves. It is a short walk to restaurants and shops.


Mercedes D.
October 2023
It was an ok place to stay. It wasn’t the cleanest, hair in the shower drain and the outside of the toilet wasn’t clean (they just need a new cleaning service). My husband mentioned it and he doesn’t ever see things like that so that tells you a lot. The furniture was a little dated - it just needs updated furniture. We went to another apartment in the same complex (a friend stayed there) and it was really nice and up to date. The location is great for restaurants and shopping but there were a ton of homeless people in that area. Overall it was an ok stay.


David H.
October 2023
The condo is in an ideal location, just a short walk to town. My wife competed in Ironman WC and we found the location perfect for this as well. I used the condo easily as home base during the event. The unit is quaint with a spacious lanai with incredible sunset views!!! Ailin is wonderful and provided extremely responsive communication and very clear directions for use of the condo and amenities. We felt like we were in our own home away from home in the condo. There was a binder with comprehensive recommendations for touring the island (beaches, restaurants, etc) that we took full advantage of during our stay. We have recommended the unit to many friends already!! Mahalo Ailin for being the perfect host!!


Gregory R.
October 2023
This property is well-maintained, which is much appreciated. The third-floor location allows for a great view of the ocean and the coastline.


Christine P.
September 2023
Owner was very thorough re providing a book with operations of all things in the condo as well as things to do in the area. Very responsive to text messages and providing binoculars and a telescope to observe all the ocean activity. Great view of the ocean. Unit styled in a old HawAii style with all amenities.


Lynda Z.
August 2023
The views were excellent, right on the water. We had coffee and cocktails on the lanai. Everything we needed was in the condo. We walked into town for shopping and dinner. We drove around the island for tours of coffee farms and art shops. It was quiet and relaxing.


Coby R.
August 2023
This property was great, had a minor hiccup but it was addressed swiftly and resolved. The unit was perfect for the two of us. Beautiful mornings on the lanai with coffee looking over the ocean. Close proximity to manta ray snorkeling and one of our favorite beaches magic sands. Would book this unit again!


Damian R.
June 2023
Wonderful place to relax. Good A/C and you can watch surfers and boogie boarders from the balcony. Short walk to shopping and dinning.


Stefanie S.
June 2023
we love it


Robert E.
May 2023
We enjoyed our stay so much. The condo was wonderfully maintained, updated, and furnished. The air conditioning worked great. It had everything we needed. We enjoyed the fact we could walk into town. We also appreciated the welcome basket that awaited us when we arrived. Hope to be back soon!


William C.
May 2023
We’ll maintained, equipped property. Good location to local shops, restaurants


David K.
April 2023
Great views of the ocean. Close to restaurants and shops. Fun stay!


Todd M.
March 2023
Had a great time in Kona. The condo was in a perfect location to walk to shops and restaurants, and to run along the water. It was stocked with everything we needed, from beach chairs and coolers, to having an ice maker in the fridge. Would definitely stay here again.


Paulette F.
February 2023
We have stsyed here before and are planning on returning! Condo has everything you need for the beach encluding beach chairs, umbrella and snorkeling gear. It is convenient to town and some really good snorkling beaches.


Charles B.
January 2023
Smaller than other condos we've rented but well stocked with everything we needed. View was wonderful! Close to town of Kona; nice pool and conch shells blown by residents at sunset. Would stay again.


Christine C.
January 2023
We enjoyed our stay in this condo as it was well equipped with all items needed for a fun & comfortable stay. It is walking distance from the town of Kona which is convenient for stores, restaurants & entertainment.


Reed W.
December 2022
We spent many hours on the lanai watching the waves, and at the pool relaxing and meeting new people. The property is very convenient for walking to town. We don’t want to go home!


Jessica B.
December 2022
The condo is just was described...beautiful views! Loved all the recommendations from the property owner.


Julie Z.
November 2022
We enjoyed the condo! Great location with everything you need. Close walk to shops and restaurants. Excellent pool and BBQ area.


Dave A.
November 2022
This is such a fabulous location on the beach and easy walk into Kona not on the main road. The unit is well stocked with everything even condiments and paper goods. It’s clean and nicely decorated. The owners r helpful and responsive. Just a wonderful stay.


Crystal J.
October 2022
Everything was perfect!!


Gregory R.
October 2022
Great location in a well kept up unit. The unit was clean and all the furnishings were new and up-to-date. It was also well decorated. Can’t wait to come back.


Pete F.
October 2022
Very comfortable!! If I had to make one suggestion it would be a firmer mattress and a bit higher off the floor. Otherwise it was perfect!


Yoshitake M.
August 2022
The D36, where you can see the sun setting over the horizon from the lanai, was renovated, beautiful and clean, and the air conditioner worked well and was comfortable. In addition, it was a convenient location with many restaurants within walking distance.


Damien M.
August 2022
Ailin was an amazing host! She was incredibly responsive to all questions and needs and went above and beyond by allowing us to leave our luggage a few hours past check (while the condo was cleaned). I would highly recommend the property, location and host!


Bob H.
August 2022
Great location…close to but out of town. Lived on the lanai. Decorated very nicely .


Lara F.
August 2022
What a wonderful location! We loved starting each day by drinking our Kona coffee on the lanai. We opted to sleep in the living room so we could listen to the ocean all night. Host was easy to communicate with and left detailed instructions and suggestions.


Steven S.
July 2022
This property is oceanfront with a pool. Restaurants in Kona-Kaliuah are a short walk from property. Condo is quite comfortable.


David R.
June 2022
We loved our one week stay at this property in June of 2022. We loved spending time on the lanai, listening to the waves, and watching the surfers and boogie boarders. It was always a treat to have our breakfasts and other meals with a stunning ocean view. All of the amenities we needed were present, and this home is a very comfortable one. The property is an easy walk to the market and restaurants. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again on another trip to the Big Island!


Kathy W.
May 2022
What a wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed eating breakfast & lunch on the lanai & listening to the waves. This unit has everything you need. We especially loved the location. We were walking distance to many great restaurants. We did not rent a car so we found this location ideal for us. You will not be disappointed..


Rene’ S.
May 2022
We love this property and it has been a place we have been coming to for 20 yrs. This unit has been VERY nicely upgraded throughout and amenities are lovely. This location and top floor ocean front/ocean view is unbeatable!


Rene’ S.
May 2022
We love this property and it has been a place we have been coming to for 20 yrs. This unit has been VERY nicely upgraded throughout and amenities are lovely. This location and top floor ocean front/ocean view is unbeatable!



April 2022
We enjoyed our stay in this unit at the Kona Reef. Communicating with the owner was easy and she was available via text during our stay.. The condo is great, and the view is spectacular. We enjoyed dining on the lanai, and loved our many evenings watching sunset after gorgeous sunset. Kona is an easy short walk away and we strolled to the bay and toured to different places from this great location. Thank you!


Samantha L.
March 2022
Amazing place to stay! The unit was immaculately clean, it was comfortable and welcoming. Hosts were fantastic. Loved having their recommendations and stories. It was very helpful and we used some of their suggestions. Having coffee every morning on the balcony started the days off right and then they ended in the same place watching the sunset during dinner. We could not have had a better stay! Will 1000% recommend to friends/family!!


Richard H.
February 2022
The pictures don't do justice to this condo. Great location; easy walk to town with shops and restaurants. Well maintained. AC and washer dryer in the condo. Kitchen well equipped. Awesome lanai with great views. You're right here on top of the ocean. Doesn't get much better. Parking was easy, check in a breeze.



February 2022
Sunsets were amazing and loved that the locals gathered to blow their conch shells at the pool once the sun was no longer visible. Watched whales from the lanai and saw brightly colored fish close to shore. We appreciate the well supplied kitchen including dish washing gloves! The grills appeared to be new and clean by the pool. It was nice to have a washer and dryer with very detailed instructions. I walked to shopping and lunch while the husband fished. There was plenty of storage in the bath and bedroom. It was a great experience.


Michael C.
February 2022
Great location, very nicely arranged, and well-stocked Condo. 4th floor of Kona Reef is great-well worth the stay! Ailin is a great host-very accommodating! We can’t wait to return!


Julie C.
February 2022
Every detail was covered in this beautiful property! And the view was worth every penny! Thank you for a memorable stay!


Paul G.
January 2022
Kona Reef is a great complex for location and amenities, and D-36 couldn't have been better. Very nicely furnished and equipped, lots of beach toys, and a view that can't be beat. Sunsets viewed from the lanai were perfectly framed by palm trees. Our host, Ailin, was helpful in every way. It was a wonderful vacation.


Janice D.
January 2022
Within walking distance of shops and eats, w/d in unit was a bonus


Gary M.
January 2022
Mornings and evenings on the lanai were amazing. Saw whales, dolphin, turtles, could even see fish under the waves. Best condo we have found in Kona!


Andrew R.
January 2022
This condo was perfect. We will love to go back ! The location is perfect in that you can walk into town for breakfast or for happy hour. Most condos are far from town but this condo is the first condo on the way out of town. The lanai overlooks the water and a person could stay all day watching for whales and dolphins and turtles that come up to the rocks. We got married so this was a perfect honeymoon place. The decorations of the condo were “ classy and upscale”- it was worth every penny we spent to stay here! Our flight was delayed and the owner was not able to have us stay and others were coming in but she asked other condo owners and showed a lot of empathy and that was kind of her. You will love this place as we did!!!


Leah R.
November 2021
The condo is exactly as described. I enjoyed the sunsets from the lanai, and the location was close to everything we wanted to do. The kitchen has a great set of knives and good cookware, I haven’t always had that experience when I rented condos! Everything you may need is there, just stop by the store for groceries and your good to go! The property manager/owner communicates with you before and after check-in to make sure your satisfied. We were and we didn't have any other needs. We would highly recommend staying here!


Jenny C.
November 2021
Nice condo close to Ali’s drive and lots of restaurants. We loved watching the sunset in the back. Good first destination for first time on big island. The bed could be bigger but the comforter was comfy and a/c worked well. Overall it was a cozy and comfy stay


Jill G.
November 2021
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful waterfront condo. Loved watching the waves and seeing fish right from our lanai. The condo was very clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation!


Michael S.
November 2021
Great property with a great location. Incredible view. Eating on the lanai is the best!


Tammy V.
October 2021
We really enjoyed our time at Kona Reef! The condo was clean, bed comfortable, a lot of extra amenities, the view was spectacular, it was within walking distance to shops and restaurants! Ailin responded to any questions within minutes and was so helpful! We would highly recommend this condo. We will be back!


Kelli K.
September 2021
The view from this property's patio is everything you would ever want. The unit is clean, up to date, has everything you need, close to restaurants and shops, quiet and again the VIEW! Very nice to travel 3000 miles and have a property that supplies an umbrella, beach chairs, and beach towels.


Lisa G.
August 2021
This unit is perfect and has everything that you need for a Hawaii vacation. The view is spectacular and the location is within walking distance to so many restaurants and shops. We would definitely stay again!


Stephanie W.
August 2021
Our experience was exceptional from the time we made our reservation to check-in and check-out. The condo was in the perfect location. It was close to shopping, beaches (be sure to check out the hidden gem 4 miles away at Alula Beach), and dining. It’s very easy to take day trips to Waimea, Hilo, or Volcanoes National Park. The condo had the perfect balcony for sunsets, a well-equipped kitchen, and air conditioning. We started planning our return trip on Day 1. I highly recommend this condo and Ailin’s wonderful hospitality!


Ian J.
July 2021
What an incredible unit and location. We couldn't have asked for a better home for our stay on the Big Island. It was everything we needed and more!


Tyler L.
July 2021
Wow! This place really impresses, having our own slice of the sunset each night was great. We also really enjoyed the proximity to town and the nice walk along the ocean we could take each way. The condo building itself is a bit dated, but this unit has been newly renovated and is very comfortable. We hope to come back and stay here again!


Jerred C.
June 2021
Loved this place. Amazing ocean view from the balcony. Conveniently located and easy to walk to shops and restaurants. Bith

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

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