Stayed here with my family (including a 15 year old and 11 year old). The futon was fine for them. We loved the location. Being able to walk to town was really nice for the day after a scuba night dive when we couldn't get too far from Kona. And the view of the sunset from the lanai is THE BEST! The kitchen had everything we needed.
Great stay at this condo, amazing views, warm pool, near Kona village. Would definitely return.
Close to downtown. Right on the ocean. Slept on comfortable beds.
We had a great stay and thought the condo was lovely for the two of us. We sat each morning on the patio drinking coffee and enjoying the view. Loved the location. We walked into town and explored the sights. It was convenient to have on-site parking.
We enjoyed our stay at the Kona Reef. Great ground floor condo steps from the water. My son enjoyed the pool and the beach adjacent to the property. The only downside was that the BBQ grills did not work well. Otherwise a fantastic place to stay.
This is the second time we stayed here and it will be our last. I checked before booking about the crappy 6"memory foam mattress that was there the first time we stayed. Ken Peters told me he purchased a new mattress this last November. We got here and it's a new box spring with the same crappy mattress that sags and has zero support. Talk is cheap Ken, if you truly purchased it new, as you say you did, than why buy the same crappy 6" memory foam mattress? Outside of a horrible 10 night sleep, the view is great and the guests are wonderful. Looking forward to staying at Kona Reef again and never with Ken Peters properties. If you like sleeping on a 6" memory foam mattress that sags, than this is the place for you!!!
Thanks 2 star Ken !!
overall a great stay. thanks again
Super easy check in and close to everything!
Great ground level waterfront unit. We loved sitting on the patio and watching the sun set each night. Great location- within walking distance of town. We had a bit of trouble with the internet and it was taken care of promptly. Unit was clean and had what we needed. The beach chairs and umbrella were nice to have. We appreciated the gift basket of cookies and chocolate. Thank you for sharing your place with us.
We read the reviews before choosing and decided to book it. The place was clean, contra some reviews, though there was a slight musty smell, but it is a tropical environment. We didn't think the mustiness had anything to do with the condo care. The view was nice and ocean sound was what we wanted. The bamboo furniture was a bit uncomfortable, but we weren't there much, and the decor did look appropriate for the setting. The kitchen was great, clean, and had all the essential items.
The biggest complaint was the lack of written information from the owner. We've never stayed in a place that didn't have a set of written instructions available upon entry. For example, there were keys, but they didn't work in the front door, and we didn't know what they were for. Also, we couldn't figure out how to turn the tv on with the remotes (2 didn't have batteries). Finally we got the tv turned on manually (though at first we weren't exactly sure how we'd done it) and we used the remote to change channels/volume. Also, we thought there was beach equipment available, but didn't find it until the last day when we saw it under the bed, would have been nice to use. A brief welcome note with some instructions would have solved all of these issues.
Two other notes regarding prior reviews... The screen door is indeed damaged and does not slide well. I was afraid we would damage it further as it felt like we had to force it to move. Also, the bed may have a new mattress as the owner strongly states, but it is DEFINITELY sloped towards the middle. I suppose the culprit must be the underlying box spring. However, it was not so bad that one of us had to sleep on the couch. Though whenever I turned over, I would start to roll towards the middle.
Finally, the worst issue was the sprinklers coming on at 4:19 a.m. each morning outside the bedroom window. The big issue was that it would hit the palm branches and make such a loud noise that the first time it happed we were jolted from sleep and thought a pipe had broken in the bathroom or kitchen. Now this isn't entirely the owner's fault, and I wouldn't mention it in a review, except for the fact that when we tried to close the window to reduce the noise, we couldn't because the window in the bedroom was broken and wouldn't close. That's definitely the owner's responsibility. So we had our own private, early alarm each morning. We mostly laughed about this one, though it would get old if we stayed much more than a few days.
We have stayed at this property before, and several others at the Kona Reef Resort. They are great floor plans, it’s a great resort. A home away from home with a gorgeous view! We love it!
The unit was very clean when we arrived
Entry to the unit was easy
Best value for an ocean front room
Loved and would like to stay there again
We loved the location and view of the ocean. Issues, Air conditioning worked off and on and then just quite with 2 days to go. Maintenance was notified, living room ceiling fan ran only at top speed and could not turn off the light in it, remote inop: Sliding glass door very very hard to open and close. Wi-Fi, you have to such for the password. The bedroom bed sinks in the middle just like it did with the previous own. I could go on but it needs a face lift, remodel etc.
Great location, close to everything. True oceanfront, amazing sunsets.
My family and I had an excellent vacation and we really enjoyed our stay in this place, it is an excellent place to enjoy and relax with the sound of the waves.
Easy to booked and easy checked in and out.
We completely recommend Vrbo.
Thank you for make things easy.
Dated furniture and fixtures but overall a good experience.
The condo was everything that I expected it to be from the pictures. The small patio facing the ocean was outstanding. This is the reason we go to Hawaii. The pool and the gas grills were well maintained. I used one of the weber's almost every night and they worked great. The pool was clean and warm. The only issue we had was that the condo itself could have been somewhat cleaner. We could see foot prints on the tile floor and some of the items in the cabinets were dirty or stained. The curtain in the bedroom could be lower to prevent the light from outside shining into the bedroom. Overall we were pretty happy with the condo and would consider staying there again.
Kona Reef has great amenities such as heated pool, hot tub and grills. It's located just a few minutes walking from Kona downtown which is great. The unit is right in front of the ocean with an amazing sunset view. It's also an easy walk to the next door beach where turtles show up pretty frequently.
The only thing that could have been better is the level of cleaning.
Perfect condo for 2. Right on the water. Perfect views. All expected amenities available. Walking distance to everything on the bay in Kona.
What a beautiful property! My wife and I booked this condo for a portion of our honeymoon, and boy were we happy with our stay. The pictures do not do the view justice.
The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to make our breakfast and enjoy it on the patio with the waves crashing on the beach. There was in-unit laundry so we could wash our bathing suits prior to repacking them for our return to Oahu.
The sliding glass door was a bit difficult to use, as the glass is separating from the frame. Other than this minor inconvenience, we would not hesitate to book this property every trip to Hawaii!
We were hesitant about booking this condo because of the lack of reviews but really wanted a ground floor unit for our almost 2 year old. Even though it's ground floor there is still a flight of stairs to walk down. We were definitely disappointed in the equipment provided. The umbrella was completely broken, and the chairs were old and weak. There was also only 2 beach towels in the condo for the 3 of us to use. We were provided 2 more towels upon request but felt we shouldn't of had to ask for towels.
The condo was not very clean and could use a complete make over. We don't care about things being outdated but we felt everything was dirty and smelled bad so we washed all the bedding and towels before use. The couch smelled of urine. The bed is a queen size bed although in the listing it states it is a king and it was absolutely the worst thing we have ever slept on. We felt we were going to fall through to the floor. In fact, as a couple we both could not sleep on the bed at the same time due to it caving in on us and making so much noise. Definitely don't plan a romantic vacation in this condo as one of had to sleep on the couch the entire stay. Things were not convenient to use. I couldn't imagine someone who is not tech savvy attempting to connect to the internet since there were no instructions and you had to find the modem and type in the long password. The A/C is only in the living room which didn't cool the bedroom down but did a great job cooling the living room. We had issues with the sink leaking and the fan not working so people came out several times to fix it. The sliding glass door to the lani was extremely hard to open. I could not get it to open most of the time and even my boyfriend had issues with it. We are strong and in our early 30s. If my grandma booked this condo she would be unable to get outside.
We have stayed in many condos in Hawaii and this was by far a disappointment. The best thing was the view of the ocean. It was absolutely amazing to see the waves crashing and the sunset from even inside the condo. The owner also did not warn us about the pool closing on our last 3 days of our stay which was a real bummer for our 2 year old. We are disappointed about leaving an expensive jacket behind which was completely our fault but when contacting the owner about getting it back we have still heard no response which is a bit frustrating. Overall, we enjoyed the area which was very close to shops/dining and the complex.
Perfect little getaway.
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