RIGHT ON THE WATER in one of Kailua-Kona's most sought after complexes! This open and spacious, 2-bedroom condo has a spectacular, 180-degree, Kona coastline and ocean view. From the private lanai, watch spinner dolphins as you savor your morning Kona coffee. Later, experience a beautiful sunset after a fun day exploring the island or enjoying the beautiful oceanside pool and hot tub. The location is convenient to historic downtown restaurants and shops, and many popular island activities.
This condo is the largest of the Sea Village 2-bedroom floor plans at almost 1000 square feet. Guests enjoy the roomy and open kitchen/dining/living area with ocean views, but especially love watching dolphins, whales (Dec-Mar), and fish just off the lanai. As new owners in 2021, we are continuing to make upgrades. Extensive renovations are underway this summer, including new flooring, windows, cabinets, countertops, en suite bathroom, and more. Photos will be updated as soon as work is completed in October 2023.
We've ensured the unit is equipped with everything you need to enjoy a wonderful vacation in paradise, including wifi, a well-stocked kitchen, extra toiletries, full-sized washer and dryer, cable television, and beach gear. The no-stairs entry is helpful for transporting luggage or bikes, or for those with mobility concerns.
The master bedroom has a California King mattress and an en suite full bathroom (bathtub wll be upgraded to a tiled walk-in shower). The second bedroom has a queen bed and the guest bath with walk-in shower is just steps away. Both bedrooms have ample closets and dressers for storage and are cooled by the breezes and fans.
The grounds of Sea Village are lush and well-maintained. The beautiful pool and hot tub are centrally located and oceanside. Just behind the pool is a large common area with BBQ's area for grilling. There is also a popular, privately-owned coffee, sandwich and smoothie shop on the property.
Other things to note:
Sea Village condos were constructed without A/C and because of our proximity to the ocean we have not installed an external air conditioning system in our unit. This condo will be warmer than other condos with A/C, and may not be for you if you like a cold environment. But, because it is located right on the ocean, the trade winds usually help to keep the unit comfortable. We also have ceiling and stand fans in each room. After sunset, the mauka (mountainside) breeze typically develops and helps cool the bedrooms overnight if the windows are open. However, if you are concerned about the heat during warmer months of the summer and early fall, we were recently approved to have a portable A/C unit set-up in the living room (the room that gets all the afternoon sun and heat). If you would like to have the A/C unit set up there will be an additional fee of $20/night (just to cover Hawaii's exhorbitant electricity costs). Please note: the portable A/C unit is only able to cool the common living space (living area and kitchen) during the afternoon/evening and is not to be run overnight as it is not rated to cool the bedrooms. Please request the portable A/C when making your reservation, or at least four days prior to your arrival, otherwise there will be a $50 call-out fee to set it up during your stay.
We STRONGLY recommend "cancel for any reason" travel insurance for our guests. We hope you understand, that as an individual owner, we cannot take on the role of travel insurer so will only provide refunds in line with the VRBO cancellation policy. If you would like to be eligible to receive a refund beyond the percentages specified relative to your check-in date for issues such as health or family emergencies, flight changes or cancellations, volcanic eruptions that do not threaten the condo, work schedule changes, the potential for reduced air quality, and more, please purchase coverage from your favorite travel insurer. (We've had requests for refunds for almost all these reasons in just one year from guests who didn't purchase coverage.)
Don't be alarmed!
There is a monthly practice tsunami warning alarm, typically on the first business day of every month at 11:45 a.m.
What's that sound?
The Sea Village complex was built without air conditioning. As a consequence, it is an open windows community. The ocean waves are audible throughout the unit, but less so in the bedrooms. Most find the sound soothing, but if you need complete silence when sleeping, this may not be the location for you. In addition, you may hear the occasional coqui frog after dark. This is an invasive species that is actively exterminated so it is not common. Additionally, the living portion of the unit faces the ocean to maximize enjoyment of the view, which means the bedrooms are on the same side of the building as the parking. Everyone's windows are open, so we encourage guests to be quiet when coming and going and when talking or taking calls in the bedrooms. You will, inevitably, hear some guests move their luggage down the stairs or talk a bit too loudly on their way in/out during quiet hours. We hope the pleasant sounds outweigh the others. Happily, road noise is not a problem.
Construction at the Sea Village complex or areas surrounding the condo is beyond our control. We do not offer refunds, relocations, or discounts for construction. If there is excessive noise beyond normal working hours (typically 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), we will attempt to contact the construction site manager regarding working hours.
We work to make our unit a beautiful, comfortable, place for your vacation, but we know the most spectacular parts of your visit will be the ocean, the island, wildlife, and Hawaiian culture.
We recently purchased our unit as our dream getaway. We are updating many things as time, resources, and renovation restrictions permit. We hope you'll love all the extras we provide and accept the little quirks that come with staying in our place rather than in a cookie-cutter hotel room.
Registration Number: GE-089-086-2080-01,+TA-089-086-2080-01
Relatively quiet and off the Aali drive noise , secure and convenient location. Great concern and communications from our hostess!
We spent the week with my elderly mother. The condo has all amenities we needed for a comfortable stay. My mom sat out on the patio every morning and evening to listen to the waves and watch the sunset. The condo is very close to all the restaurants (walking 20 mins and 5 mins drive). Cathy was very responsive through out the process and our stay. We didn’t need the AC and enjoyed listening to the sound of the waves at night. Highly recommend this place.
This condo is RIGHT on the water and we could not have been more pleased with the location and amenities! It was very well stocked with everything we needed and then some. We kept the windows open the entire time and it helped to cool the place as there is no AC. We spent a lot of time on the lanai and just loved watching the water and sunsets - and rain moving in too! The condo is in a prime location as well, close to many of the activities we had planned, as well as just far enough outside of downtown to lend some nice privacy. We truly enjoyed our stay here and recommend this place and the owners!
Great location, great views. Sunsets from the lanai were spectacular. The pool and barbecue area were very nice.
The condo was very well stocked with everything you could possible need. Including beach chairs, towels, boogie board, snorkeling gear and ice chests. The property manager was very helpful with suggestions for restaurants etc.
We would definitely stay hear again.
This is an amazing property, so close to the ocean and with all the amenities you need for a fantastic vacation. The condo itself is lovely with comfortable beds and furnishings. A fully equipped kitchen with more than just the basics so you don't need to buy salt and pepper or those other throwaway items so often needed in short term rentals. There is even a Keurig coffee maker with refillable pods so you can make your morning coffee with local Kona coffee.
Beach toys, snorkel gear, chairs and a sun umbrella have been thoughtfully provided. There are lots of towels and even a supply of reef safe sunscreen. Bedding is comfy and the louvered windows allow for a nice air flow. We left the patio door open as much as we could but you are so close to the ocean that sometimes a big swell would splash the deck and we would have to close it for awhile.
The lanai provides a beautiful view of Kona Town, the cruise ships when visiting and Kailua Bay. We saw pods of spinner dolphins, lots of kayakers, swimmers and even a couple of whales off shore. A really special place to spend the mornings enjoying coffee and all the sights. (Yes, there is even a pair of binoculars!)
The Sea Village itself is a fantastic building with a great little pool overlooking Kailua Bay that has showers and lots of chairs. There is a grilling area with newer, well maintained Weber Grills. The grill area is well lit with picnic tables for people to set up for dinner or to just join the BBQ'er as dinner is prepared. The other guests and residents are very friendly and the "Grilling hour" was always a good time to get tips of where to go and visit.
All in all this is a super spot. The condo is well maintained, the facilities are great, the views can't be beat and all the thoughtful extras are appreciated. Catherine is the host and was easy to get in touch with and did her best to answer our questions and accommodate our needs. This is a wonderful place to spend your vacation and we are already dreaming about our return!
The condo was exactly as depicted. It was very functional for our group. The location was ideal, being less than a mile from the restaurants and shops of Kona. The patio was great for meals and drinks while watching the sunset. The lack of a/c wasn't an issue with a steady ocean breeze coming through the condo. There was plenty of spare beach equipment to help save on rentals.
Had a wonderful stay! Condo had everything we needed and more. Appreciate the availability of beach chairs and many xtras condo had available to use very comfy. Beautiful view of ocean amd sunsets. Couldn’t of stayed anywhere better. Would definitely stay again.
Dave and Monica
White Lake Michigan
March 26 2022
We enjoyed our stay at the condo. Great views of ocean and sunsets off the lanai.
Great location with amazing views. Close proximity to shopping and dining in Kona and also this cute little market with local artists. What put this VRBO in a different league from others we’ve stayed at is the abundance of amenities. Toiletries, sunscreen, coolers, beach chairs, pool noodles, basic cooking items; this place has everything. Usually you are stuck buying some basic item like sugar or spices when staying in a VRBO, despite you only being able to use a fraction of it. Having those items already in the kitchen eliminates a lot of waste and saves money. It was fantastic.
We had an amazing time. Definitely will look to this place again when we are back on the island.
Great unit with plenty of room to move around. Clean and found all comforts of home. Well equipped kitchen and great communication from owner and Manager. Highly recommend and we will be back again!
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