Hale Kona Kai 205


Rates: $233 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 4.70 (from 71 reviews)
AIR CONDITIONING - The Central AC at Hale Kona Kai has been repaired and is fully functional as of 8/4/23.

HALE KONA KAI UNIT 205 SPECIAL FEATURES: This unit has a dehumidifier built-in to the closet where it works quietly. This feature works well with the AC to keep the unit cool and comfortable. Recent improvements include repair and repainting the lanai, updating and replacing some kitchen utensils.

Find your beach with Kona Beach Properties! This oceanfront property offers unobstructed views of the Kona coastline. The ocean is teeming with life! Sit on your lanai and watch spinning dolphins year around and humpback breaching just offshore during the winter and spring months. Turtles and eels find plenty of sustenance in the tide pools. Wake up and fall asleep to the calming sound of the ocean.
This unit is beautifully updated. Featured amenities include central AC for those extra warm nights and high speed wifi, a necessity for "working" remotely where Zoom conference calls may be necessary.

Hale Kona Kai is a special complex right on the ocean in the heart of Kona. It is a short walk to anything you need; restaurants, entertainment, shopping and beaches. An elevator provides easy access. The property boasts a heated salt water pool and BBQ area. Laundry rooms are available on each floor.

The island has many resort-quality golf courses, the closest one within 5 miles. There are plenty of places to snorkel from shore, or take a snorkeling cruise. Kona offers world-class fishing opportunities. Catch an ono for dinner or a world record Pacific Blue Marlin.

This is a no-smoking, no pet facility.

TA-135-379-1488-01 Registration Number: TA-095-962-1120-01, GE-135-379-1488-01

Hale Kona Kai 205 Reviews



Davis W.
October 2023
My wife and I came to Kona for her to compete in the Ironman World Championships. The condo was perfectly located close to town and right on the race course. We loved falling asleep to the crashing waves. It was a perfect place for us to rest up after enjoying our days out on the beach. I would highly recommend it for any couple looking to get away!


Chris H.
September 2023
Super close to lots of downtown spots. I walked everywhere. GREAT view of the ocean and pool. Pool is right on the water. GREAT price for location. Parking was easy. Directions were easy. Definitely would stay again. Couch pulls out to bed. Had everything needed in the condo. Only thing it didn't have was a cooler. AC is great. Second floor, but has an elevator. Shower was awesome!


Sue M.
August 2023
This is a great location. Loved the Reef. The property manager was very responsive.


Lisa M.
July 2023
First, I want to say that this condo has the most wonderful view from the lanai and bedroom. We spent lots of time on the lanai watching the waves and spotting the yellow tangs in the water. Although this is an older building, the condo was clean and well-appointed. My only complaint would be that the central air-conditioning wasn't working. I am pretty sure this was known by the property management company, as there was a free-standing air-conditioning unit in the bedroom. This wasn't a problem for us, as the bedroom stayed nice and cool. We kept the fans going in the main living area and the door to the lanai open most of the time. This kept that area cool enough for us, but the outdoor temp was only about 75. If it were to be hotter outside, the condo would likely be toasty. I think it would be appropriate for the property management company to let the renters know ahead of time if the AC isn't working. Many of us specifically look for units that have central AC because that is an important feature for comfort in hot weather.


Christine W.
May 2023
Everything was just as stated! Great view of ocean and sunsets! Place was clean and comfortable! Thank you for sharing with us!!


Sara L.
April 2023
Nice, quiet building, convenient to restaurants, shopping, and access to highways to get everywhere on the island. Beautiful view of the ocean. Perfect size for 2 people. The condo could use some updating, but it's in good condition. Tracy was quick to respond to any communication. I would suggest that they provide more than 4-5 wash cloths for 2 people for a 9 day stay. The only thing we really didn't like was that the central AC wasn't working while we were there. They let us know it had broken, but it was after the cancellation period, so we were kinda stuck. They had an AC unit in the bedroom, but it had to be very cold in the bedroom to even start to cool off the rest of the place. So that was frustrating. I would consider staying here again, but I would look around a little first, possibly for a newer building.


Mary G.
April 2023
First, I will tell you the positives. The view from the lanai is absolutely fabulous. And the shower was nice. Done with the positives. The air conditioning was broken. When I signed my contract, it had advertised that it was air-conditioned. We did have a room air conditioner in the bedroom, but that was all. The condo was not what we expected. The TV did not work. In fact, it turned on in the middle of the night and woke up my husband. But we could not get service all week. The condo is very outdated. You could tell by the front door , that was shabbily worn down. The furniture on the lanai was falling apart. Even the garbage can in the kitchen was broken! The bedding and sheets were of a very poor quality. However, the mattress was nice. I am just being very honest. This is not what we paid for. The lanai is a mess!! The table is falling apart at the bottom of the design fabric. What was originally a”skirt” round the glass top is now a piece of cheap rope hanging down! Two of the chairs have arms which give way when I sat down or got up! The glass top is very much in need of a good cleaning. The screen door has holes in it and salt has worn down the exterior! I do not complain very much or write negative reviews. In fact, this is the first negative review I’ve ever given a verbal property. I just don’t want people to be misled. OK cement.


Susan A.
March 2023
Great location. Wonderful pool and view. A little dated but clean and friendly


Eugene Z.
March 2023
A great property on the ocean in a excellent location. Quiet and peaceful with a saltwater pool. All the amenities for a worry free restful retreat. Convenient walking distance to shops and restaurants. We had an enjoyable walk for are daily exercise each day. The location is one of the best in Kona, you will love it.


Barbara Y.
January 2023
Excellent location Kitchen very old but well stocked


Nick D.
January 2023
Enjoyed unit 205 at hale kona kai. Clean comfortable and well stocked and kept. Obvious owned by owners who care and invest in their condo unlike other condos in this complex. Ive rented from several entities who manage at hale lona kai and this company seems to keep better care of the units than others. I also appreciated the company's booking site, which saved me the 500 dollar vrbo extra charge. The welcome gifts were also nice and not something I've received from other companies who manage this condo complex. Great stay, i will be back.


Nick D.
January 2023
Enjoyed unit 205 at hale kona kai. Clean comfortable and well stocked and kept. Obvious owned by owners who care and invest in their condo unlike other condos in this complex. Ive rented from several entities who manage at hale lona kai and this company seems to keep better care of the units than others. I also appreciated the company's booking site, which saved me the 500 dollar vrbo extra charge. The welcome gifts were also nice and not something I've received from other companies who manage this condo complex. Great stay, i will be back.


Marcy L.
January 2023
Being that close to the ocean and centrally located to town was definitely a huge benefit. Though it’s an older building they have done a nice job updating this unit. There are a few things that are showing signs of the salty air affecting it (totally normal), and the mattress could be updated, but overall I would totally stay there again.


Virgil N.
November 2022
Our stay on the big island of Hawaii was great. We found the property to be very nice. Great view from our room. Very nice pool located next to the ocean. Easy walking distance to all the restaurants and shopping in Kailua Kona.


Carmen F.
October 2022
Hello, the unit was simple , but clean and every thing was in good working conditions . Can't beat the view . Appreciated covered parking .


Elyse G.
October 2022
Communication was outstanding. Cleanliness of the hotel was perfect. Great location and walking distance to the things I needed. I loved it. Zero complaints here :)


Scott B.
October 2022
While there was a new floor AC unit in the bedroom that works great , there is no AC that works in living room area or rest of the condo.


Kevin E.
October 2022
I have stayed in Kona multiple times, and this is a great little unit if there is 2 of you. The views are amazing, and the bed is comfortable. Nice TV in living room. Updated shower that's very nice. The unit has all the necessary things to make a comfortable stay. The furniture isn't the most comfortable, but who goes to Kona to sit around! The walk way was was torn up when we arrived but the contractor didnt make any noise. I would buy this unit if I could!


Aaron D.
September 2022
Clean, well appointed. Walk to the restaurants and nightlife. Views of the ocean. We saw turtles swimming right below the deck! They had beach chairs and a sun brella which came in handy too. Nice place!


Kevin H.
September 2022
Thanks very much for accomodations!


Diane C.
August 2022
The place was great. The air conditioner being out made it a little uncomfortable as Kona gets very warm at times in the afternoon


Stephanie M.
August 2022
The property is described just as is. We enjoyed our stay. The view from the balcony is breathtaking. The only drawback was the A/C. It was fully disclosed that the building is having issues with their system and that a portable would be provided. All very accurate. We just run a bit hot so the one unit was great for the bedroom but the rest of the place was very warm. Otherwise, satisfied with our stay.


Gary S.
July 2022
I didn’t expect to be they close to the sea. We could sit on the lanai and have coffee in the morning and watch the yellow tangs swimming around below us. The unit was clean and well stocked. It was very small though, perfect for two people - specially if you were going to be out seeing the sights (and you get along well - lol)! I emailed Tracy and got a fairly prompt response. They were very accommodating to my request for early check in. Downside…there’s no laundry in the unit, it is pretty small, there’s no jacuzzi or hot tub. I can deal with that!! I’d definitely stay here again.


John and Bonnie W.
July 2022
We enjoyed this unit. Everything was in good condition and comfortable. It was an attractive place. We were happy too see Bruce again. For us, however, it was too expensive.


Christina V.
June 2022
We absolutely loved the location. The A/C broke building-wide but we were notified in advance and were offered a discount if it was still broken when we checked in. It was and the refund came immediately! I really appreciated this as I have heard about challenges with other rental Apps. They also installed a portable unit in the bedroom (thank you!). Our early arrival proved a bit confusing, but everything worked out just fine. Condo could use a refresh and a deeper clean. Bed was bouncy and TV in bedroom wouldn't work (remote batteries maybe or previous guest pushed buttons they shouldn't have). Overall a fantastic stay! Thank you!!!


Michelle A.
April 2022
Stayed here for a short holiday from the mainland. Wanted to place as close to the ocean as possible and we got it! You could literally toss a tennis ball from our balcony right into the ocean (of course we did not). Breakfast every morning on the balcony watching the tide come in was so perfect! Condo is within walking distance to all kinds of restaurants, bars, shopping, you name it. It is except with everything you will need from classes and plates to starter items such as dishwasher detergent and paper towels. They also have a soft sided cooler right now Oceanside picnics you’re dreaming of. I would stay here again and again.


Deb M.
April 2022
This condo was within walking distance to the old Kona downtown. Was quiet and peaceful with only the waves hitting up against the rocks as the only sound. Was a nice enough condo but could have been a little cleaner, looked like it hadn't been vacuumed very well. All in all a lovely spot to spend a week getting out of the NW rain!


Robin B.
March 2022
My husband’s only request was we be as close to the ocean as possible and this fit the bill! Everything we needed was within walking distance…restaurants, the Farmer’s Market and the beach. We were lucky and caught several sea turtles lounging out on the rocks, dolphin pods swimming by and even whales spouting out in the water! The unit is fully equipped and has beach towels, sand toys, chairs and umbrellas. We will definitely stay here again!


Wendy K.
March 2022
When we first drove up and walked up the stairs I thought I had made a mistake. But upon opening the door and walking in I noticed it was clean and well taken care of. Nice place right on the ocean. I have to say it was the little things I appreciated. For example having beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, tin foil and cling wrap available made our stay nicer. A lovely lady even made a special trip (after she left for home) to our unit to drop off some needed items. Very much appreciated!! Not a fancy place but sitting on our lani and seeing the waves roll in was a beautiful sight. Close enough to walk into town to go out for dinner etc.


Robin G.
February 2022
What a beautifully decorated condo and fabulous location. We loved watching and listening to the waves crashing right under the lanai. Everything was perfect. Just the right size for the two of us to spend a romantic break together. Close enough to town to walk to shop or get something to eat, but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful. Also really liked having a marked parking place with no hassle parking. You will love this place!!!


Mary L.
January 2022
Unit 205 is beautifully decorated with new paint, furniture and updated shower. The lanai furniture is the most comfortable we have ever used at HKK. Kitchen cupboards are clean; the dishes are delightful; but there are no storage containers. On the down side, there is no central air conditioning and the bedroom unit is really noisy. Books are musty. Cooking gets really very hot in the late afternoon. The second problem for us is that there is no indoor dinner table and no light on the lanai. In January, sunset is early; dark comes quickly, so eating outside is not favorble at night. For these two reasons we would probably choose a different unit. The management is efficient and eager to help. An on site office person would be a plus. HKK is a great place overall in a fabulous location.


Sarah M.
January 2022
We chose this condo based on the location and it did not disappoint. Tucked in on the coastline between the Royal Kona Resort and the Kona Reef, the lanai was essentially over the ocean and we were steps from downtown. The unit had great beach towels, chairs and boogie boards in addition to an extremely well appointed kitchen.


Lynda K.
January 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. The condo is centrally located to everything in Kona, nicely equipped and is perfect to watch the dolphins and sunset. Easy walk or drive to town and hosts were very responsive and made everything easy. We would definitely return.


Domenico B.
January 2022
Place was great! Right on the water.


Eric T.
October 2021
The condo and location was perfect for my wife and I. We spent a week there and loved the sunset views and the accommodations. It was furnished in sort of a Tommy Bahama motif and there is enough space for the two of us. We did not do much cooking other than a simple breakfast, but I suppose you could. We preferred to walk the short 5 minutes to all the various eateries that Kailua-Kona had to offer. There is also an assigned parking spot which was nice. The property manager, Tracy from Kona Now was very helpful and was open to a last minute booking (6 hrs beforehand), as we wanted to upgrade from our previous location. All in all, I am happy to recommend Hale Kona Kai #205 and hope to return next year.


Caroline S.
September 2021
Great place, would definitely stay again. Unit was clean and well stocked. Property manager will not answer any emails but will answer the phone during business hours. This was the only issue I ran into.


Robert F.
June 2021
If you want to sit on your lanai (balcony) and watch the ocean waves come crashing in on the rocks right below your unit, look no further. This unit is perfect along with the gorgeous sunsets every night. The unit is well-maintained with a new walk in shower bathroom, a king sized bed with a ocean view from the bedroom as well and a queen size pull out sofa in the living room. The unit does have a full equipped kitchen so you don't have to eat out each night but if you want too, there is some great restaurants in walking distance. Thank you for a fantastic stay.


Mary R.
June 2021
We loved this cozy little cottage. It was great to sit out on the porch every night to play cards or read right on the water. Everyone around us was quiet and pleasant. Will definitely be returning in the future and recommending it to others.

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