We stayed in this unit several years ago, so we were pleasantly surprised to find it very updated. The bed was super comfortable, the linens were nice, the kitchen nicely appointed. The view is stellar! We saw whales from the lanai, as well as beautiful sunsets. With its proximity to town, we were able to wander about easily. Enjoy the pool, the grilling area, and the people we encountered there. We would stay again in a heartbeat.
This property is right on the bottom floor, right on the ocean, and a 10 min walk to all the activities in town you want. You cannot hear road noise and it is generally peaceful.
Sean was a great host and was able to accommodate a special request for us the was a game changer.
One detractor was that because of Hawaii law allowing beach access, all sorts of folks wander down to the beach in front of the unit. We were asked to use our shower-just something to keep in mind.
Don't hesitate to book-a gem!
We loved staying at this property! It is a nice unit and we were able to turn off the air conditioner and open the doors and listen to the waves or we would sit on the lanai and watch the waves as the tides came in and out. We were able to easily walk to downtown Kona and multiple great eating places.
Excellent location, the view of the ocean is fantastic and the sunsets are incredible. We saw whales and dolphins almost every day from the Lanai. The unit is easy walking distance from the Ali'i Drive restaurants/shopping etc. The pool and hot tub are nice and clean.
As is obvious by the photos, the view from the lanai is why you rent this place. The view is so good many people come and stand in front to watch sunset😐
It is a little close to town for us. Had a homeless person take a nap on the lanai.
But it is easy to walk to Royal Kona or Hugo’s for a cocktail. So….
The place is mostly well furnished. It’s clean but messy.
Random things are stuffed everywhere including in drawers meant for guests.
Tools and screws in nightstand.
Random guitars parts everywhere.
No organization in kitchen.
Hubby had to fix dishwasher and garbage disposal.
Only a few small saucepans.
This has the feel of a party condo.
Not a lot to cook with but plenty of plastic cups. The closet with chairs, ice chests, and umbrella is so full it’s booby trapped.
Overall a positive experience but I would not stay here again.
Beautiful views and wonderful location to the shops and restaurants of Kona. What a joy to wake up and see surfers and dolphins playing. My husband even enjoyed a little fishing right outside the lanai.
Sean was a pleasure to work with and is very responsive. Will definitely stay again.
For us, this was all about location, location, location! Being within a 10 to 15 minute walking distance of the Kailua Village and all the shops and restaurants (including the happy hours) was awesome and what we were looking for! It was also great to be able to go for a short 4km jog every day along the waterfront from one end of the Village to the other to start the day (if your in to that, although an early morning walk was just as nice). We were quite pleased to wake up the first morning to 5 - 10 surfers right out in front of the property! Great snorkeling at various nearby beaches, too. The owners also sent us a nice welcoming message before we went, which was nice, and they checked to make sure we were able to get in okay! The condo is a good size for two people. Already thinking about next year.....
We have stayed at Kona Reef in several other ocean front unit over the last several years and have loved every unit except this one. The condo is serious need of a paint job and a general makeover.It seems like the owner doesn't really care about the property. Lights in the bedroom don't work and we were basically told "oh well". The fan on the lanai didn't work either - again "oh well". There are fantastic units at Kona Reef that we be back to stay in. Just not this one...
Check in was easy. We loved eating and sitting on the lanai while watching the waves crash on the shore. The pool was great for cooling off and letting our kids play, and we enjoyed the ocean view and sunsets from the pool deck. The place was clean and had what we needed and more, and is walking distance from downtown Kona. The run portion of the Ironman goes right in front of the complex and we enjoyed cheering on my brother and other athletes and being able to hop back in the pool when we got hot. Kelsey, our contact for the place, reached out shortly after our arrival to make sure we had what we needed and she was responsive to our needs throughout our stay: Great place, would recommend it to anyone looking for a place close to Kona!
My husband and I noticed a very pungent smell when entering the space immediately. It smelled similar to urine, mostly in the entrance/bedroom area. We also found an unlabeled container of drugs in a kitchen drawer. The cleaning person, noted to us that the smell may be related to mold in the wooden furniture. We ended up staying here for 2 nights to see if the smell got better after the bedroom was recleaned. We did not utilize the bedroom at all due to the strong odor and slept on the hide-a-bed—after 2 nights of rough sleep and the smell lingering, we wanted out. Management offered only a small portion of refund. This was overall a bad experience. Great location and well-stocked condo, wish it could’ve been different.
This condo had everything you need including the perfect location. You are within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in Kona. No need to worry about parking. Condo D7 is oceanfront and first floor with the ocean waves at your door.
Great central location being right on the ocean and walking distance to all the restaurants and shops. Well stocked unit with beach chairs, towels, spices, etc. Apple TV has no local channels but access to all the streaming services if you have an account (Netflix, Prime, etc.). Sean was amazing at responding to any questions promptly. Unit has a Queen bed that is on the softer side and overly responsive to any movements. Overall, a great condo and would recommend.
We had a great time on our stay. The owner was very responsive to a small maintenance issue. It's also less than a third of a mile to the main area of Kona.
My wife and I stayed at this Condo 18-22 Feb 2022.
This is amazing unit - very clean and comfortable. Well stocked, as the owner had thought of absolutely everything imaginable. Clean, comfortable, and relaxing with whales jumping out of the water, viewed right from your lanai. I couldn't ask for more. A big thanks to Sean (and Kelsey) for hosting us. The welcome gifts of coffee, bottled water and chocolates were also very much appreciated. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thanks again for a great stay.
The condo is nice and the location in the complex super. Watching dolphins swim by in the morning while drinking coffee was fabulous. The poll and spa are nice. Found it to be a nice quiet location. Even though there's parking just outside the unit, the spaces are very narrow so we always used the garage which is a short walk and has nicer spaces. Only complaint is the bed is soft for me.
This was a great place to stay - so close to everything. The downtown area is awesome and you can go so easily to so many different places so easily. The only problem is that the view at this place is so incredible that it makes it so you never want to leave!
Property is lovely and I hate to downgrade that but it was overshadowed by the poor responsiveness of the owner. To begin there were no kitchen towels even though Sean claimed the cleaning staff left them. We also asked for dish soap and a light bulb. It took two days! Sean told us in his correspondence(yes I have a copy) that checkout was at 11 and his crew showed up at 10:30. I had asked 4 times if we could have a later checkout and he did not have the courtesy to reply!
I’ve been staying at various Kona Reef units since the late 90s, 20+ trips and at least 8 different condos and D7 is just perfect. Right off the parking lot making loading/unloading easier, and a righteous oceanfront view. For the price, you cannot beat the location and views.
Had a hiccup with check in.. but handled by both Vrbo and quick response by host as soon as problem was noted. Otherwise Sean was very responsive and our stay was great.. can’t beat the view… would stay there again just to enjoy the views.. everything was within walking distance and grocery store was easy to find. If Hawaii wasn’t so far from home would go there every year and stay here!
Great unit with killer view. Nice pool area. Very clean. Would stay again.
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