Great place, ocean view. Steps away from the beach. Place was comfortable. Loved my stay. I even extended a day. Ken is a fabulous host.
Short 5 days stay…properly is on the water with very little beach manly lava …walking distance to town…free parking…nice pool area…friendly owners and guests…
Will be back in the future…
Great location. Unit could stand a little touch up. New paint, new refrigerator and new detailing. We’ve been staying at Kona Reef for >thirty years. Love being able to walk to farmers market, restaurants and St. Michael’s. Hope to be back next year.
Everything about this place was easy. We had no problems with anything,check in ,comfort, location, never needed to bother the owner. Would definitely come back and stay here
Great location, within walking distance of many restaurants, bars and shopping. The condo itself is old and out dated, the bed was ok but the couch was blown out and the kitchen is rough. There is everything you need for your stay even a couple beach chairs and umbrellas along with washer dryer (very loud). This is a good value if you care more about location then quality.
Very nice place.
Kona Reef gets a pass; Unit C11 a failing grade. Dirty, dirty. Sign asked us to take our shoes off when entering. That was our 1st mistske. Floors/tile was filthy. I had to go buy micro fibre towels to clean them. Very tired furnishings,drapes,linens and bedding. Everything that could form rust, is rusty. Had to go buy a screwdriver to tighten toilet seat down. I am sure with proper maintenance and cleaning this could be a viable rental option. 2 lamps had broken bulbs. Went to store to buy:serious sticker shock $16.00 for a 40watt bulb. Nope. Switched bulbs around in unit to work for us. Weather in November was a plus. Pool and bbq grills were cleaned daily. Parents allowed to let children/babies in with diapers. We chose not to use pool or hot tub for this reason and still a high Covid count on Big Island. We managed our 2 weeks in Kona. Spending our last week in
Waikoloa. Love this Island. Just being honest about this unit.
The property was centrally located with very good onsite parking. The condo was also generous in space. There are two aspects of the condo that could be improved, or one should be aware of:
1. The unit only has an air conditioner in the living room, the bedroom does not have A/C. There is a big temperature difference between bedroom and front living space.
2. The matteress in the bedroom needs to be replaced. The center of the mattress has at least a 6-8 depression in it. I woke with sore backs every morning.
It’s been awhile since this property has seen any love. It’s a great location with nice amenities on the property and inside the unit, but it could very much use some attention. A deep clean and paint would help, but mostly many of the items need complete replacement. The towels were old and smelled deeply of mildew. The slip pad in the shower was discolored after probably years of use. The AC smelled of mold and cigarettes and needs to be cleaned or replaced. All my clothes stunk when I got home. Besides that, the location can’t be beat and there was some nice snorkeling and beach gear in the closet (probably left from other guests). A little bit of investment by the property owner would go a long way to improve the unit.
The sofa in this condo urgently needs to be replaced - its so uncomfortable to sit on - let alone lie on while watching tv - it is fit for the tip. Also the stools on the deck are rusted and wobbly. Bed was comfortable and the kitchen was acceptable Having the pool open in the morning at 8am is too late. I like to get up early to do my laps and twice i was asked to leave because it was 7.45!!!
Had a ocean view and pool.
This apartment is perfectly located, just a short walk from shops and restaurants. We made a habit of walking into town every morning for coffee, before heading off to explore. A great base for our stay, had everything we needed.
Top Location for Kona. Pool and Barbecue Area very Good.
Only the speed of the Wifi was bad
This complex is right on the ocean with waves crashing just beyond the pool. It's really special and so close to downtown Kona with all its charm, not to mention shopping and dining options. The condo worked out perfectly for me, a single traveler. However, the bedroom is small and oddly shaped and would be cramped for two people. Overall great property for the cost.
Stayed Tuesday thru Saturday morning. When we arrived pool and pool deck were closed when got back to apartment late Friday was open with new furniture which was to late for us to enjoy. Talk to some permanent residents and they said everyone got notice that the pool would be close noon Tuesday thru noon Friday this was not communicated to us. On the first night I was walking over a grass area on the NW corner of the property and tripped and fell over a chain that could not been seen in the dark. I hurt my leg when I fell which caused me to reduce beach (water) activities on my vacation. In the N E corner of the parking lot there is also a parking light out. Property has a minor ant problem on the kitchen counter. Good location and pictures are true to what the property looks like. Would probably stay here again if pool is open.
Convenient & easy walking distance to local bars & restaurants , quiet condo location . Lots of kitchen amenities . Easy checkin & checkout . Noticeably an increase in vagrants and homeless people near the property line but this is on the increase in most communities .
We have stayed many times at Kona Reef and love the location. This unit could use a bathroom remodel but it is still a very clean,nice and well equipped rental.
We were very pleased with our accommodations!! Kitchen was well equipped. The welcome goodies were a great surprised as well. King bed was comfortable!!
Had a great time,place was great kitchen could use some Tupperware type items and a couple more dish towels..all I can say, definitely will rent again🌴
Great experience- will advice having extra bed sheets, specially for the pull out bed.
Within a very few minutes walk from where you want to be on the Kona waterfront.
Really enjoyed my stay, looking forward to return
We had a great time staying here. The unit is quiet, neighbors were friendly and the view of the ocean was spectacular. Internet is slow, but that helped us stay busy with other tasks. Great location for shops, restaurants, and to the ocean. Sunsets were beautiful! We had a great time, and would stay here again!
Great room and well supplied. Convenient to the pool and easy access to covered parking. Washer and dryer were great to have after a day of snorkeling.
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