Kona Reef Sand and Surf


Rates: $689 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: XKKX (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 47 reviews)
Awe inspiring views and once-in-a-lifetime experiences await you from our newly renovated, ocean/beachfront (direct ocean access) Kona Reef Condo. 2 BR/2BA (sleeps 4-6).

Kona Reef is a highly desired resort for it's walking proximity to Kona town, location right on the water and being adjacent to Honl's beach with water access. Unit A1 is agruable the premier unit of the complex with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, each room having a stunning view out to the beach and ocean. It is beautifully and tastefully remodeled, it has a newly installed split AC system, and it is ground level (so getting out to nature and activities is easy).

There is a parade of activities in the ocean and on shore right out in front of the condo. You can take on the "World Championship Iron Man" cours (yep, we live on it with with swim turn around buoy right in front and the run course along Ali'i Drive. Watching the surfers and boogie boarders is often my choice of morning entertainment, as I watch them in awe, with my cup of "Kona Coffee" in hand, right from the lanai. FYI: The "boogie board" was created by Tom Morey in 1971 and was first used on Honl's beach on the break directly in front of the condo.

Grab a cup or a glass of whatever you like and watch it all. From when the sun first comes up in the morning to it's next "magnificent - Jaw Dropping" end of the day SHOW! The sunsets are never the same and always stunning in their own unique way. Watch the dolphins spin, the whales breach, the outrigger canoe teams practice, adventurers parasailing, turtles in tidepools, Monk seals (if you're really lucky) come up on the beach, and listen to the waves crash, all from your condo. Sound UNREAL? It is really rather "Other Worldly," but it's our front yard and you can be in it! Comfy custom built couch and chairs on the lanai and windows throughout the unit enable you to take in and feel a part of the daily show.

Take part of any of the amazing island tours and wrap up the day with sunset happy hour around the pool with owners blowing the pu' as the sun disappears in the turquoise ocean. Or stay near home and search the tidepools in front for pooka and cowry shells. Honl's beach next door has daily yoga classes and some evenings fire spinning or bubble blowing shows you can watch from the comfort of the unit or venture out to participate.

Walk to the heart of Kailua Kona town, which is only a 5 minute leisurely stroll away. As you go, you can stop for oceanfront dancing at historic Royal Kona Resort, or Huggos on the Rocks where live bands play nightly. Grab street tacos or gelato at Coconut Grove and watch the nightly volleyball competition while listening to the live bands at many of the bars and restaurants along the waterfront.

At the end of the day, take a restorative bath or shower and plunge into the large, cushy master bed with cool AC, or leave the windows open for ocean breezes and the sound of the waves lulling you to sleep.

High end finishings and decor: Two big screen smart TVs with blue-ray player and surround sound. Stereo in the great room. New Split AC with ceinling fans in every room including bathrooms. Full size washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, quartzite countertops, custom cabinetry with soft closing drawers, mood lighting and live edge epoxy dining table. Custom art and decor throughout including a turtle family swimming through the master shower.

For comfort: coffee maker, blender, microwave, toaster oven, food processor, super quiet dishwasher, glass/flat top stove/oven, dishes, pots, pans, mugs, glasses (additional plastic versions of each for taking to the pool) and all typical kitchen utensils. Blow dryer, shampoo and liquid soap in the bathrooms. Iron and ironing board.

For play: Beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, snorkel sets, pool noodles and chair umbrellas.

For safety and security: outdoor cameras are present at the front door and on the back lanai.

We try to think of you and have provided many of the things that you will need during your stay here on this incredible island. Registration Number: GE-041-173-6576-01, TA-041-173-6576-01

Kona Reef Sand and Surf Reviews



A.J. L.
March 2024
The condo was so nice it had everything you needed. The place was clean and the owner was so pleasant i would recommend this condo to anyone looking to make unforgettable memories. We will be back!


joelle r.
March 2024
We have stayed at Kona Reef for many years. This was the first time in this room. The location is perfect, the accommodations were neat and clean just as pictured. It is right next to the beach, walking distance to downtown area on Ali drive. Loved our stay, and cannot wait to book again!!


Kimi T.
February 2024
Beautiful spot right on the ocean. Super wonderful Location and the unit was spectacularly decorated. Kitchen had everything we needed and we spent lots of time out on the front porch watching whales and dolphins swim by. Highly recommend


Judy A.
February 2024
This location is central to just about everything fun to do, and coming back home to it was always a pleasure. Beautifully appointed with everything to make our stay comfortable, a scenic beach next door, the sea and magnificent sunsets right in front of our lanai. We never did use the pool and hot tub but they are there also. We were here last year, loved it so much we came back, and plan to return again next year as well.


Keith F.
December 2023
Property was perfect for our family of four and our week stay on the Big Island. Location is perfect right next to Honls Beach. We started each morning with yoga on the beach and listening to the waves crashing while enjoying a cup of coffee on the lanai. Our teens loved being able to make the short walk into town and explore the shops of Kailua Kona. Thanks for an amazing stay and we would definitely come back.


Tanya G.
December 2023
Bills place was perfect. Walkable to all the local restaurants and shops. There’s a beautiful beach right next door and a view of surfers everyday. The house had everything we needed to include beach chairs, towels, coolers, small amount of dish and laundry soap, and snorkel gear. Check in was super easy and Bill gave great directions.


Lucille
November 2023
This unit at Kona Reef was exceptional and i would recommend it highly. The location right on the ocean provided excellent views of the sunset and is close to the pool. The pictures were spot on and we look forward to going back! Mahalo


Christine A.
October 2023
The view and access to a sandy beach is unbeatable. Quick walk to downtown restaurants and shopping. The condo had everything you might need, beach chairs, yoga mats, fully equipped kitchen, and the perfect lanai to watch the sunrise and sunset. Communication with the owner was great with all the information you could need at just the right time. Everything was as just as described.


Pankaj N.
September 2023
If I go back to Big Island- I will stay in this place without hesitation. Absolutely great!


Thom M.
August 2023
Fantastic! Great location!


Christy R.
July 2023
Great property, great location. Very morning was beautiful and wonderful sounds of the ocean. Kids could play in front of the condo or at the beach next to it and we could still see them. It was perfect. We would definitely stay here again.


Kelly P.
July 2023
We loved staying in this corner unit! The views were great and the place was well stocked with beach gear and snorkeling equipment so we could snorkel at the beach right outside our window. Great restaurants were in walking distance and the sunsets were beautiful!


Akio T.
July 2023
My family and I enjoyed our stay a lot. The location is great with walking distance to all the town of Kona has to offer. The beach next door is small but beautiful with lots of sea lives to be discovered with snorkeling. The condo was stocked up with normal amenities plus abundant of beach supplies. Will sure to book again during our next visit!


Ben and Sandy R.
May 2023
We enjoyed the beautiful views and access to the beach!


Jody C.
March 2023
Property was amazing, walking distance to town. View was breathtaking. Very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.


Julia P.
March 2023
We loved our week at this property. Great location and beautiful condo that feels very private. Very organized.


Judy A.
February 2023
Beautifully appointed condo with superb views of the coastline. Easy access to every imaginable activity. Very gracious host with quick communication when we had a question.


Frank O.
January 2023
Great property, right on the ocean, unbelievable views!


John B.
December 2022
The place was clean, well stocked and perfectly located for our family. Being a corner unit you really get a full view of the water. The place is exactly as described and as seen on the pictures. The unit is well decorated (the dining room table and master shower were also cool). Will recommend and would stay again.


Debbie B.
December 2022
Our party of 4 enjoyed this property fully. The location provided great sunset views, easy access to the beach next door and ocean in front as well as an easy walk into town. Inside, the condo was well stocked with kitchen gear, water toys, beach chairs and umbrella… everything you could need to explore the island. It was everything we’d hoped it would be.


Chris B.
November 2022
The condo was everything we had hoped for - great views out the expansive windows, easy walk to restaurants and shops in town, very comfortable and updated inside. Condo had every amenity, including all the kitchen equipment we could want, beach toys, chairs and cooler. Very relaxing sitting on the patio sofa watching the waves and boogie boarders. Bill was a great host and available to answer any questions. Will definitely bookmark it for our next trip to Kona!


Sally H.
September 2022
What a stunning condo! We walked into a clean, beautifully furnished condo with sweeping views of the ocean which was about 10 years away. Every room was well equipped and comfortable. My favorite room was the lanai where I could wave and people watch. We were only minutes always from delicious food and about a mile away from a designated open ocean swim area. Bill was great to work with. He quickly and kindly responded to all my questions before and during our trip. My only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. We will certainly be back.


Trevor B.
August 2022
The property manager was very attentive and maintained great communication. He messaged me a couple days prior to our stay to inform us that the AC was not working. A new system was installed within 24 hours of check-in. The property was clean, well maintained and had all the necessary amenities, including equipment to use for water sports. A1 unit is a wonderful corner, ground floor unit with an amazing view of the ocean and adjacent to the small beach. Beds were comfortable too. Would recommend.


Mary D.
July 2022
Great Kona Condo Gem with a great location!! Awesome amenities including beach gear with a beautiful view of the ocean and little beach right next door. Short walk to town for shopping and dining. Unfortunately, we discovered the Air Conditioning wasn't working after day two of our stay causing us uncomfortable sleeping conditions at night due to our concern about leaving the windows open at night. This was because of the many homeless people on the beach next to and just outside the condo. Bill did communicate that the AC parts were on order prior to our stay and the previous guests had reported issues with the AC in the living room leading us to believe that the AC was broken prior to our stay. It was not able to be repaired while we were there. We would have been more understanding if this had been communicated up front. Bill did issue us a partial credit for our stay due to the inconvenience at our request after our stay which was appreciated.


Tracy F.
June 2022
This place is a little “slice of Heaven on earth!” Easy walk to everything, and steps to the ocean. The little beach right next door is peaceful and calm, and condo itself is the best one in the building. The owners thought of everything, and we were totally relaxed from day one! Rent a car, there is much to see and do on this Island, but coming back to this place at sunset was the best bonus for us! We Loved every minute and will be back to choose this place above any other! Thank you Bill.


Erin J.
June 2022
This property is just as beautiful as the pictures show. Being right on the ocean and the views from the condo are breathtaking. You can definitely tell the pride of ownership in this unit. We saw some turtles and fish while sitting on the lanai. The location is superb as you can walk to many things within minutes. We walked to Coconut Grove shopping center many times as well as Huggo's, the Royal Kona resort, and all down Ali'i drive for shopping and dining. The Kona trolley is easy to catch as well right out at Honl's beach or Coconut Grove. The condo was super clean and the decor and attention to detail inside was amazing. We were very happy with the closet full of chairs, cooler, snorkel gear, etc. The beds were all very comfy. We were also very impressed with how everything was fool proof and labeled as far as light switches, fans, tv, etc. Bill was beyond attentive and responsive to anything we needed. The check in and out process was a breeze. I would absolutely recommend this condo and it was the nicest place I've stayed at on Kona and I'm sad I'm not sitting outside enjoying my coffee right now on the lanai while planning another day in paradise.


Heather W.
May 2022
Bill was the best host. Very accommodating. His place was beautiful, had everything we needed for a family of 6 including snorkel gear. Right by a private beach, also has a great pool and hot tub. Close to just about everything. Short walk to a great town with food and shopping. A++++ all day long. Would highly recommend.


Herb B.
May 2022
We highly recommend this place!!! BEAUTIFUL views of the beach and ocean Easy access on the first floor Walking distance to town Gorgeous and well-appointed interior Closet stocked with snorkel & beach gear Owner answered every question immediately A/C worked great


susan G.
April 2022
Beautifully appointed property from the sea blue dishes to the restful room colors and unique ceilings of rattan (I believe) and comfortable furniture and modern kitchen appliances. The ocean waves are right outside the sliding doors, what a treat. Fun to watch the surfers and sunsets. This place is a real gem. Parking is super easy in the garage. Bill is easy to work with. Highly recommend this rental.


Karen K.
March 2022
A quick 5 minute walk to downtown where there is endless shops and restaurants to explore. The unit itself is fully stocked. Lots of beach gear and all the other amenities you would ever need. I loved how it had a useful items left behind from previous guests that others will use (spices, charge cables etc). It is the most comfortable condo I’ve stayed at on the Hawaiian islands. High end. The patio furniture was my favourite. The interior is modern but still has a Hawaiian feel to it. The sound system is awesome. You’ll see whales, dolphins, turtles & crabs from the comfort of the lanai. The beach is right outside your window which is great for people watching and is nice for quick, easy access. Big thanks to Bill for being such a wonderfully pleasant owner to deal with. I wish they were all like him!!


Kelley H.
February 2022
What a gorgeous view. We loved watching the waves, whales, and surfers from the dining table and lanai. Gorgeous for sunset, central location. Well equipped kitchen, comfy space. Bill was extremely responsive and helpful. We loved our stay.


Samer J.
January 2022
Really enjoyed our stay! Within walking distance to resteraunts and bars! On the beach so we could enjoy the sunsets?


Diane K.
January 2022
Very beautifully decorated place and you thought of every amenity possible! Next to beach which is great for watching the surfers and seeing the shoreline. Walking distance to numerous shops and restaurants. Loved waking in the morning and walking down the street for coffee. Very active community with lots going on.


Mercy P.
January 2022
The view from the back porch is amazing! The inside is just as the pictures indicated. It is a great spot for a family of 4.


katti E.
December 2021
This unit was well equipped with technology. It had smart TVs, surround sound, separate A/C units in the bedrooms and the main living space. The unit itself has recently had a very nice remodel that makes it very comfortable. The unit is good for people watching at the park adjacent to the property and watching the wave action. The unit is close enough to town that you would not need a car once you were at the property. Bill the owner is very responsive to concerns and keeps the unit well maintained. We enjoyed our visit!


Shawn B.
December 2021
Very nice ground floor condo with walk out to the pacific ocean. Beautiful view. Best location in complex, and close in to Ali'i Drive 'tourist' area. Our stay was a brief reprieve from life in Hilo. Lovely decor, well appointed kitchen, comfortable facilities. Would love a return visit.


Kim S.
November 2021
My family and I enjoyed 10 nights at this wonderful condo. Right on the ocean with close access to shopping and dining in Kona. The place was immaculate with all the comforts of home. The four of us were comfortable in the two bedrooms. The owners are very nice and responsive. The pool is undergoing a redo but we found many close beautiful beaches to hang out on. Parking is a breeze and I love how quiet the building is. We will definitely return on our next vacation.


SARAH F.
August 2021
Property: The property was excellent! It's a corner ground unit which makes it more private than the others. The location is one of the best I have experienced, it is ocean front but the beach is a bit rocky so I would recommend swim shoes. It was clean and well appointed and had everything we needed for our stay. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were modern. My hubby and I were in the master suite and the shower was very modern with an amazing showerhead! The master bedroom also had it's own TV with netflix. The kitchen had ample space to prep and cook food and included pots, skillets, utensils, plates, bowls and even tupperware to store extras. The dining area was a booth like table with seating but very comfortable with ample space. The living area had a full size futon and 2 chairs along with a TV. The bedrooms and living area had AC which worked very well. The condo is very technologically updated and there are remotes for the majority of things. The patio area had a great view of the ocean and the sunset and included a couch along with 2 chairs and a table. The condo also comes with a very modern washer and dryer which was very convenient along with beach/pool supplies such as chairs, umbrellas and noodles and there were also two coolers that we could use to take drinks down to the beach. Parking is covered in the garage and very convenient, just a short walk to the condo. Location: The condo is beach front, although the area is a bit rocky but has amazing, unblocked views especially of the sunset. It is located pretty close to restaurants and bars so you can walk or it's a short drive (I would recommend getting reservations for the restaurants though). It's also not to far from the airport, about 10-15 minutes. Our friends did the night Manta dive and it was also just a short drive from the condo. Communications: Bill is an excellent communicator and all our messages were responded to within minutes. He was very kind and courteous and also helpful in assisting us with restaurant recommendations. The check-in process was super simple and the condo was easy to access. A friend of mine accidentally knocked over one of the decorations and it broke but Bill was super nice when communicating about it. Overall: I would definitely stay here again and definitely recommend this condo and Bill to anyone considering Kona.


Stephanie S.
August 2021
Bill’s condo was exactly as pictured! The location was perfect for walking to restaurants. The view from the lanai was amazing. The condo was well equipped with everything you would need. We would definitely stay here again! Thanks Bill!


Charles P.
July 2021
You can’t get more oceanside than this ground floor property, within easy walking distance of Ali’i Drive shopping and dining options. There’s a small family-oriented beach within yards of this corner unit, and the sound of the waves is a lovely backdrop to the wrap-around views available to you, whether you’re on the lanai or within the unit. The unit itself is finely appointed, with easy to follow instructions on lighting, A/C, ceiling fans, etc., and the decor is updated and perfectly executed. Five out of five stars; highly recommended.


Anh L.
June 2021
We couldn’t be more happy with this condo. Bill is one of the most attentive, responsive, and detailed hosts we’ve stayed with. His attention to details is impeccable. The condo is beautiful decorated and the wrap-around windows easily gave us an easy 180° view. This condo is walking distance to a lot of restaurants and a nice farmers market. There is a nice route for running in the morning (4 miles easily) with hardly any roads to cross. We will definitely visit again and rent Bill.


Jessica M.
June 2021
This place is a corner property adjacent to a beautiful beach with coral and a lot of sea life to see. The condo is luxuriously remodeled with all of the amenities needed to enjoy the beach - chairs, umbrellas, snorkels, and body boards. Kitchen is fully stocked. Our kids loved playing at the beach followed by hours in the pool. The complex is smaller so it’s not crowded. At the end of the day you can enjoy the sunset on the beautiful lanai. Do not pass up this property. We stay at VRBO properties about four times a year and this is one of our favorites!

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

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