Paradise Lanai


Rates: $281 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: K (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 64 reviews)
Imagine opening the door to your unit, gazing through a twelve-foot wide glass patio door system that frames a view of the aquamarine sea crashing on black lava rocks separated from the lanai by 25 yards of lush, green lawn – and if luck is with you, watching whales and dolphins playfully frolic in the sea. See it all on our video: https://youtu.be/LT-pa79mnfY

That same view will greet you every morning as you exit your bedroom to start the day. Whether you come to Kona for romance, solitude, adventure, or even to work remotely, we believe our unit offers the amenities and surroundings to make your time there amazing!

To while away the day one can sit outside on the lanai and be caressed by the trade winds, or enjoy a book on the couch inside being cooled by the new ductless air-conditioner; either way our unit has unobstructed views of the ocean and the beautifully-maintained, tropical foliage of the Kona Isle common areas. The bedroom and living room have high-tech fans that operate so quietly and efficiently you may decide to forgo using the AC: especially in light of the flow-through ventilation offered by the new jalousie windows in the bedroom.

The décor of our unit is a blend of old-style “Island Chic” mixed with modern touches. We have retained the rattan furniture while updating the frames with new Sumbrella Cushions. We recently added a mango wood table and media console to the living room. The kitchen has granite countertops and is designed to facilitate the efficient creation of great meals. It is also well stocked with cookware, utensils, rice cooker, and a Cuisinart coffee maker - to make a perfect Kona coffee! A Bosch refrigerator operates unobtrusively in the background to keep your groceries well chilled and frozen. There is an ergonomic Humanscale stool at the counter which will comfortably support you whether you are using the counter as a prep station, eating location, or work station.

A high-speed router provides Wi-Fi throughout the condo and a flatscreen 55” Sony TV has cable channels and most major streaming apps installed (bring your own login credentials). The remodeled bathroom has a walk-in shower for easy accessibility.

In 2022 we installed a new GE dishwasher, washer, and dryer. The new appliances are very quiet and add to the convenience of the unit. Also, we installed a split sunshade (with a crank mechanism; no ropes!) for the Lanai in May 2022. Finally, to help those of you who travel with portable consumer electronics we installed: bedside lamps that feature built-in wireless charging, USB Type A ports, and electrical outlets in their base; and living room electrical outlets with built-in Type A and C USB ports. The lanai has an anodized aluminum folding table and sumptuous, high-backed, swivel rocking chairs - the ultimate in comfort to watch the most amazing sunsets. The remodel is complete!

Kona Isle is a small ocean-front complex that reflects the style of classic Hawaii with well-maintained, lovely grounds and all the conveniences of home. This beautiful complex has a great barbecue area with picnic tables where people gather for friendly conversation or to watch the sunset and enjoy dinner. The pool is heated and surrounded by lounge chairs and tables. There is a sandy area adjacent to the ocean where one can bask in the sunshine in lounge chairs or enjoy the shade and cooling ocean breezes while watching dolphins, whales and turtles. This is a NO SMOKING property, with no smoking allowed on the lanai or the grounds. The condo association requires a 5-night minimum stay.

A convenience store with a deli, beer, wine, newspapers, etc. is 100 yards away. Ali'i Gardens Marketplace selling lunches (awesome Food Trucks!) and a variety of arts and crafts is about 200 yards away. Town is about 1 mile away with restaurants, shopping and a great farmers market where you can find pineapples, papayas, mangoes, avocados, bananas, and lots of vegetables.

The aloha spirit of the people here add to the overall enjoyment of Kona Isle. This truly is paradise! Registration Number: GE-130-047-8464-01, TA-130-047-8464-01, 3750200110066

Paradise Lanai Reviews



Jonathan F.
March 2024
Clean, comfortable and well stocked condo with beautiful views. Perfect location to access everything we hoped to explore on the island.


Derek S.
March 2024
Everything was fabulous and exceeded our expectations! The suite was very clean and bright and was equipped with everything we needed from cooking meals to being beach-ready. They have thought of everything for an easy and enjoyable stay! The highlight was waking up to the amazing view right outside the lanai - very private and comfortable to enjoy morning coffee and breakfast or a glass of wine while watching the amazing sunsets. Perfect location in Kona - close enough to everything but far enough away for peace and quiet. Again, the oceanfront location of suite was perfect to watch the surf, sunsets, and whales - which was the highlight. 10/10 highly recommend!



February 2024
Beautiful oceanfront condo. The condo was quite comfortable and spacious and well equipped. Loved that there were beach chairs and an ice chest for our various outings. Having A/C for overnight made sleeping comfortable. Property was beautifully landscaped and loved the beach area for soaking up the sun and the pool for cooling down. Our favorite spot is the lanai and whale watching and taking in the beautiful sunsets. We definitely plan on coming back and staying in this condo again.


Norma C.
January 2024
In my many many many years of renting vacation cottages, I have never seen a home so well-stocked with everything. We took spices and such, but there were many things available had we needed them. Every kitchen utensil imaginable is there. There were numerous things that we bought but were in the house such as trash bags, cooking spray, olive oil, and plastic storage bags. The cooler and wonderful beach chairs were greatly appreciated. A washer and dryer is a great bonus even though we did not use it. Now…..LOCATION! The beauty of the gorgeous water and the pounding of the ocean waves could entertain us for hours. We had not anticipated the fabulous whale watching!!!!!!!! That was amazing. The grounds were immaculate as was the great grilling area. We did not use the on-site swimming pool, but the fascinating tidal pool nextdoor was a jewel. Gorgeous small birds entertained us right on the front lawn. We were fortunate to have the full moon during our stay. That, combined with the gorgeous sunsets, was a beautiful ambient touch. We could not have been more pleased with the condo and the area of Kona.


Kathryn H.
January 2024
The view from the condo is amazing! The salt water pool is right next door and was so much fun to relax in. The condo complex was neat and tidy, and we really appreciated the quiet hours between 10pm and 8am. I only have two suggestions to make it even better: Accent lighting in the living room would be a huge improvement. It’s hard to read on the couch at night with just ceiling lighting, plus it’s just not very cozy. Also, shades for the lanai doors/windows would be great so you can walk from the bathroom to the bedroom in your birthday suit without putting on a peep show for anyone who might be passing by. Oh - and providing shampoo and soap would be nice. We got in at night and had to run to the store for those items so we could shower after a long day of travel.


Diane N.
December 2023
Lovely spot with superb amenities. We will be back!


Kim K.
December 2023
Not very big but it was just what we were looking for. How can you beat being on the ocean watching the waves crash on the shore? Very well updated and stocked. Location is fantastic. Will be back again. Mahalo.


Ryan B.
December 2023
Yan and Gary’s condo is a true gem. It’s a perfect layout for a one bedroom and had a well equipped kitchen and a bright airy space. The lanai is incredible with an ocean view of the waves crashing on the rocks and amazing sunsets. The location in Kona is perfect for exploring downtown to the north and all the excellent spots south of Kona. Easy access to two step for awesome snorkeling, magic sands for playing in the waves and great bars and restaurants in town. The condo complex is never too busy and everyone is relaxed and friendly. If you love tide pools you can walk right out the back door to the rocks to explore and see eels, urchins and tons of fish. We have seen dolphins from the lanai on every visit. It’s truly an amazing place for someone looking for a great Big Island and Kona experience


Stephen L.
October 2023
The views wonderful. The waves huge. Pool was great. Area great.


Nic P.
September 2023
My wife and I were blown away when we arrived at Yan and Gary's condo. From the picturesque view of the ocean, to the upgrades and amenities witting the unit, this was everything we could have hoped it would be. Yan and Gary thought of everything to make your stay in Kona as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We 100% will be coming back. 10/10 recommend.


Jodi E.
September 2023
Property was beautiful. Condo a bit dated but clean. Hot Water pressure in shower was poor. AC in bedroom as opposed to main area would have been preferred. Overall very nice place. Homeless people living in bushes right next to property was a bit unsettling as they walked through property at times.


Stephen R.
September 2023
Great views out to the ocean from the lanai. Condo is clean and well-equipped.


Gwen & Steve k.
September 2023
We hadn't been to Kona in decades and were very pleased with the stay and accommodations we had. The complex is very peaceful and has easy access to town. The beauty of morning coffee from the lanai table and comfy chairs, to the nightly "show" (amazing sunsets) from the lounge chairs next to the surf was divine. The unit was well stocked with all we needed for a great week... from cooler to chairs to all kinds of cookware and dishes. AC and/or ceiling fans are available if you needed it. The owner and on-island property assistant were very responsive and helpful with the one issue we had (getting the TV to connect so we could catch the local news for the Maui and Big Island fires). We would suggest perhaps making a "cheat sheet" for the tricky cable/TV connection for your future guests. ;) (It would be helpful and not create more work/calls or texts for anyone. ) Other than the very minor TV tech glitch, everything was great for the two of us, and our need for some R & R was granted before I return to teaching in the new school year. Mahalo for sharing your condo with us for the week!


Brent H.
August 2023
We had a great time, the property is very nice and the location is great.


Randy N.
August 2023
We absolutely loved this place! It had gorgeous views and everything we needed for comfortable stay. Communication with the owner was a breeze and they were kind, helpful, and accommodating. We would definitely love to go back!


Frank B.
August 2023
I was not impressed with the condo. The pictures were much better than the place actually was.


Tim & Hilary C.
July 2023
Couldn’t have asked for better accommodations. Just awesome!


Nancy C.
June 2023
This was a beautiful property. It was exactly as the photos we saw. The property is well kept and stocked. Everything we needed for a 10 day stay. Highly recommend. Owners very easy to work with and very attentive to questions.


Lauren P.
June 2023
Had a great stay! The place was clean and had everything we needed. Beautiful view of the ocean from the lanai. Swimming access at nearby beaches (short driving distance).


Miriam B.
June 2023
We loved it! The view of the ocean, the birds in the garden, the property itself; wow!!! If I would come back to the island, I would definitely book this proportu again!


Anne S.
May 2023
This unit is so close to the ocean waves. It is wonderful. The hosts take very good care of the property. The place is clean and well equipped.


Mary O.
March 2023
Accommodations were wonderful and beautiful. It is a great location


Werner B.
March 2023
This lovely ocean front condo exceeded our expectations. It is super clean, beautifully decorated, modern, and well cared for. It’s obvious from the moment you step into this place that it is special. We loved the grass front yard which most places don’t have. The evening sunsets were an event we looked forward to everyday. The entire complex is very well cared for both by the management company and the other residents. The pool is lovely and a nice place to hangout when not exploring the island. The lanai is a beautiful peaceful place to have breakfast, enjoy a glass of wine, or watch the sunset. The owners, Yanping and Gary, always responded quickly to any questions we had. They were wonderful to work with. We most certainly will be returning to this quiet hidden gem.


Arthur S.
February 2023
This was a wonderful place to stay during our trip to the Big Island. We were right on the water at ground level. Every morning was peaceful for morning coffee. The afternoon sunsets were spectacular. The condo was better than advertised. We were close to everything in Kona. The facility was very quiet and we had our own parking space. The washer & dryer were great to have. We would definitely stay here again.


Brian M.
February 2023
Had a wonderful time! Gorgeous views from our lanai and the property!


Cindy E.
February 2023
Everything about this condo was fantastic! We hope to return in the future and would choose this unit again.


Nichole S.
January 2023
Loved the property and the people and the ocean from the condo


Gilbert G.
January 2023
Easy to rent. Great location, super clean. Beach front property...it doesn't get any better than this


Terry M.
January 2023
Property had all the amenities needed for our stay. The place was clean and quiet. Check in was easy.


Bob K.
January 2023
Good location and comfortable condo, but a some curtains on the patio door would go a long way. With lights on, everyone can see into the condo and no ability to provide privacy.


Surbhi V.
December 2022
Overall our experience was very nice, it’s a cozy place close to all the restaurants, water activities and beaches. The view is amazing, couldn’t have asked for more on that. The only glitch is that the property doesn’t have any curtains on lanai door which hindered our privacy but otherwise it’s worth every penny.


claudia m.
November 2022
This was an excellent property and close to most everything you will want to do in Kona and beyond. It was a very nice view with a awesome sunsets . The property was very clean and had a lot of what was needed : beach chairs , umbrella , coolers and anything else you needed for the beach . All the kitchen items also . We loved that ! Mahalo to letting us in early when the unit was ready !


Jessica K.
November 2022
This unit is truly in paradise. Communication was great with Yan and Gary. They were there for us every step of the way. Check in was simple. A message before hand includes all the information to make check-in a breeze. Everything is updated in this modern condo cottage and clean. We had everything we needed at our fingertips. The view is beautiful from the patio. I was lucky to have a whale viewing our first day there. The ocean view is amazing, great sunsets and you can hear the waves throughout the unit. Even though some issues with the buildings plumbing the owners worked with us and were there for us every step of the way. I would not hesitate to stay here again.


Sarah K.
November 2022
We had the best time here, once again. It was our second time here, and we will be back someday! There really is nothing we don’t like. It’s a perfect location to get to town, or go south for snorkeling. My husband is a huge fan of the tide pools. We can watch the waves for hours. You won’t be disappointed.


Andreas S.
October 2022
We have been at the apartment for 10 days and it was the most beautiful holidays we ever had… the location is fantastic, the apartment is well thought trough and the owners are very very helpful! 20 out of 10 points and we would always come back!!


Dolores T.
October 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We appreciated the condo being well stocked, including extras such as a cooler, beach chairs, extra linens, etc. We also appreciated Yan checking in mid-week to ensure that our stay was going well. We would definitely stay there again.


Jarrett H.
September 2022
We loved this place. Amazing view and you can hear the waves crashing troughout the house if you open the patio up. The private beach is very peaceful and well kept. There are a decent number of things you can walk to. A market and a couple of restaurants (Green Flash was a great breakfast stop). It's a scenic 30 min walk to get to the tourist strip (or a $7 uber). A few bugs here and there but we just kept our bags closed. Overall perfect stay.


Bonnie Raber W.
August 2022
Recently tastefully remodeled condo. Owners thought of everything, kitchen well-equipped, comfortable furniture, indoor and on lanai. We would stay again and highly recommend to others. Beautiful place! Enjoyed bird activity, especially a pair of saffron finches and kolea (plovers).


David Z.
August 2022
This was a lovely condo. We loved it. Location was great, it was clean, newly remodeled and had all All the amenities we expected and more. We would highly recommend this to our friends and family or anyone who is looking for a great rental condo experience in Hawaii.


Sharyl G.
August 2022
So this place is just as you see it online. Its has the amazing view and the ground floor location made it so easy to go out the 30 feet or so to watch the sunset. The unit had everything we needed and we were very comfortable there. The bed was comfortable. We would definitely stay here again!


Andy C.
July 2022
My wife and 3 month old son had the honor of staying at this amazing location. The location could not be better, steps away from the water. The host was very accommodating and wanted to make sure that we had the best vacation. We spent most of the time outside watching the water, even saw dolphins a couple of days. This is the best vacation if you want a quite relaxing time. We were very sad when we had to leave.


Andrew M.
July 2022
Very relaxing location with lanai view of ocean - always hear the ocean - very soothing - condo was very clean, modern, and well stocked with everything you need for your stay. Only minutes from downtown Kona. Strongly recommend!


Evelyn C.
June 2022
Yan and Gary have provided a beautiful condo for a fabulous Kona getaway. The condo itself is well appointed with an exceptional view, perfect lanai for morning coffee and evening sunset happy hour. We hope to return. Thank you to our hosts


Holly M.
June 2022
The condo looked exactly like the pictures on VRBO - including the sunset from the lanai. Furnishings and amenity descriptions, as well - no unexpected surprises. They even had Tommy Bahama beach chairs and an umbrella that we were able to take on a couple of beach excursions to other places on the island. Definitely recommend!


Paul S.
June 2022
The location was wonderful. The lanai was such a lovely way to start the day. Comfortable and convenient and well appointed.


Charley C.
May 2022
We enjoyed our stay at Kona Isles. This unit is perfectly situated. The ocean-facing units (Buildings D and E) are definitely the better spots, both for view and quiet nights. We spent a lot of morning, evening time relaxing on the lanai, enjoying the view and sound of the surf. This unit had the plus of being recently remodeled and air conditioned, though we didn’t need it. The owners were quite friendly, responsive and very helpful with restaurant recommendations.


Ryan Z.
May 2022
Thanks for hosting us! We had a great time staying here - the property is recently remodelled, it’s steps away from the ocean and the owner provided everything you need for a day out to the beach. We will come back!


Sarah K.
May 2022
Paradise Lanai is perfect. There was nothing we didn’t love. From the moment you get on property, we realized it was a magical place. We spent hours just watching the waves. The bed was comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked and easy to use. I really can’t recommend this place enough. On our last morning we booked it again for the future. It was so hard to leave!


Jocelyn N.
April 2022
It was a beautiful view right from the Lanai! We enjoyed the pool and all the amenities. The complex is quiet but everyone is friendly and there’s a place to lounge right on the ocean and a large community bbq area also right next to the water. The bed was very comfortable and all of the linen was very nice with extra pillow options! Can’t wait to come back!


Mike S.
April 2022
Nicely renovated and furnished. Ownership was responsive and pleasant.


Jason S.
March 2022
Perfect accommodation for a quiet destination vacation.. Really appreciated the ocean views and proximity to Kona. Beach and kitchen provisions were well stocked. Thanks again!


Nikki P.
March 2022
This condo was the perfect size for the two of us to enjoy the Big Island. Sunsets on the lawn were incredible! The setting was peaceful and even though it is located on busy Ali'i drive, we couldn't hear the street noise as this condo is in the very back. Great stay!


Anne S.
February 2022
Everything in the property owners description was true. The place is right on the ocean, with a great little beach for lounging, and a nice swimming pool. The unit was clean and very well kept up.


Deanne S.
February 2022
Would change a few specific things about the unit itself, but we had a fine time.


Betsy F.
January 2022
We had an amazing stay at your place! The view and the atmosphere was top notch every day. Thank you for taking such great care of us in Paradise. We will be back!


Karen L.
January 2022
It was so nice to watch the sunset from the lenai. The sparse but elegant decor was easy on the eyes. Great books to peruse! Owners got us the movie we wanted for Christmas. Super well organized kitchen.


Annemarie D.
January 2022
Beautiful location in our favorite complex in Kona. Owners were very responsive and easy to deal with. Very clean and well maintained with every possible kitchen appliance


mary s.
October 2021
This is truly a gorgeous place to stay and what a great location! You have the ocean directly out your patio door with beautiful sunsets, and you are close to restaurants and beaches, too. Additionally , I cannot say enough about how helpful and accommodating the owners have been during our stay. We would love to come back again.


Angela P.
October 2021
This property was perfect for our vacation. The condo was clean and perfectly sized. Neighbors were quiet and friendly. A/C works great. And the back patio has a gorgeous view of the ocean. All you hear are birds and the sound of waves crashing on the rocks. Its the perfect place to sit and enjoy morning coffee or evening drinks and a sunset. There is a pool onsite but we never got around to using it. The owners were incredibly nice and checked in via text to make sure everything was perfect. I will definitely be staying here the next time we come to visit the big island.

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

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