Neat and tidy with everything you need and 24/7 ocean waves.
It’s a 10…. Great location, view, communication and amenities!
This is the best location! We loved staying at Kona Reef. The pool was wonderful and there is an actual sandy beach next door. Walked to Ali'i to eat and shop daily. Overall it was wonderful!
Did not expect there would be beach chairs and umbrella, and coolers to use. Owners thoughtfully provided extra plug ins for our gadgets, and high quality binoculars to use. Gorgeous sunsets every night.
We would stay here again
The complex has long been our "go to" property in Kona due to it's location and overall comfortable vibe. Having stayed in a variety of units over the tears we found A36 to be one of the cleanest and for the most part well maintained. It has a slightly older feel than some of the more updated units, but what is there is very well maintained. The only issues where one bedroom light that didn't work (an obvious victim of salt air and time), the other issue was beyond the owners control. Someone in a lower and/or adjacent unit choose to smoke an inordinate amount of pot, multiple times a day. The sickening odor would drive us back into the unit, behind closed doors until the smoke session was over.
Aside from that, the ocean front, top floor location cannot be beat. If you are looking for a laid back, clean and simple property, the Reef is it and A36 is a keeper.
Loved sitting on the lanai feeling the ocean breeze. Place had all the amenities we needed.
We have spent time at other nearby properties with direct “connection” to the view of the ocean. Having our breakfast and many dinners served on the lanais made it even more special as we we watched the ocean. We love to fish, and what is better to have a kitchen to make meals from that had most of what we needed.
Lovely fourth floor condo with great view. The property manager was very responsive and helpful. The condo was very clean and tidy. The Wi-Fi worked well and allowed us to connect home reliably. The king size bed is in a back bedroom so the surf sound was slightly muted but still lovely to fall to sleep to.
The condo was very cute. Loved having my coffee on the large lanai every morning. The only problem was that the bedroom did not cool off in the evening. The air conditioner in the living area did not reach the back bedroom and it was super warm back there. The weather was very warm while we were there. Other than that, it was very nice and we enjoyed it very much.
We have been to the big Island many times now and Kona Reef is our favourite place.
D & D
Short walk to town. The unit is as advertised in terms of the view and being right on the beach, (lava). We could watch the surfers right in front. Great lanai. It is a small unit, in spite of the couch being a hide-a-bed it would not be comfortable for 4. Although the building is well maintained it is dated. Very noisy air conditioner in the living room wall that vents onto the lanai hence if you are sitting on the lanai, unless you love the sound of noisy machinery, you will want to turn off the AC. To keep the bedroom cool you will need to leave the door open and listen to the AC all night. There is a ceiling fan in the bedroom that may keep it cool enough for you depending on how cool is cool enough, i.e. around 77 - 80 degrees without AC on. Based on the price we paid, the location, and the view we felt it was an excellent value. Easy parking. Best food and Mai Tais are at Hugos, 5 min walk. They do not take reservations but they will text you when your table it ready.
Jennifer and Martin W.
This condo had glowing reviews and listed a concierge on site. When we arrived, the person in the office said she didn't think the condo was "one of theirs". After difficulty figuring out how to park, we got in the nice, clean, but tired looking condo. Very minimal amenities and the deck was filthy. Had to clean it myself. Pool was closed as listed, but they didn't say they were breaking up the cement (very loud) around the pool. Also, received notice while we were there that they were turning the water off for one day, which was not in the listing. Person I called was rude and offered no assistance. It was decidedly inconvenient. No recompense for our inconvenience. The oceanfront was almost ruined by this. Never met one person associated with the listing. We have stayed in many VRBOs and this was the least. I don't think they deserve a Premiere listing.
Not only is the view from the lanai absolutely amazing, but the condo is too. The decor and furniture were in good condition and they maintain the property well. The check-in book on the table was filled with helpful information along with some funny info on island insects. Only issue that was minor was that the a.c. unit is in the living room, so night time the bedroom got pretty warm. That definitely would not stop us from booking here again. Five stars for sure.
Would stay here again.*
Views of the ocean waves, yellow tang, and green sea turtles every morning. Easy 5 minute walk to town for coffee. Easy access to the highways to venture north or south.
*Would opt to come here at a cooler time of year since the bedroom took many hours to cool down at night. The airflow just struggles to get back there. There are plenty of fans to use so I'm sure many are fine (I just need less noise to sleep).
FYI there is recycling only for plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and glass bottles (located near the dumpsters). For cardboard or composting you would need to take it to a facility off-site.
It's a little awkward getting your bags from the elevator to the unit, but the view (like I said) made it worthwhile. Our internet was down but it was fixed the same day. A little dated inside, snorkeling bag zipper is rusted closed - no big deal. Clean, neat, nice.
Had a great stay in the condo. Very nice location and close to town. Would stay here again.
The 2 of us thoroughly enjoyed the Kona Reef condo. Excellent seaside and surf views from the comfortable deck. The kitchen is unusually well equipped with everything one may need. Convenient underground parking. Easy short walk to lots of restaurants and shops. Sand beaches are limited - not like Maui - but snorkeling can be excellent once you're in the water.
One very minor inconvenience; only a single roll of toilet paper supplied for a 5 night stay.
Wanted a place on the ocean and this place fit the bill perfectly. When we were not out exploring we were on the lanai. Being on the top floor was perfect. Sunsets were glorious. There were turtles and school of yellow Tangs visiable from the unit The place was well stocked and was comfortable. The complex was well maintained. Would definitely stay there again.
The location of our unit was the only good thing it had a beautiful view. The unit is old and needs updating. The furnishings are not comfortable.
The location is perfect: gorgeous top-floor view of crashing waves, small beach to the left of the building, and pool to the right of the building. Ten minutes walk to a couple great restaurants, and 5 minutes more to a whole bunch more. The grounds and facilities of the condo complex are very well maintained. The condo itself has a large bed in the back bedroom, plus a good sofa bed in the living room, so that 4 people can sleep comfortably. But I slept out on the large patio for parts of a couple nights, just to hear the crashing waves. Kids had fun exploring the rocks down by the water. You can watch some surfers some distance out. Saw a huge school of bright yellow fish hanging around the rocks for hours one morning, but no turtles on our trip.
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