Kona Reef Ocean View Condo with Full AC

Rates: $244 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: K (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.30 (from 59 reviews)
This is one of the best deals at the Kona Reef: a clean, comfortable and recently-renovated island-style 1BR, with a great view of the big, beautiful Pacific Ocean. It’s an oceanfront view without the oceanfront price. And it it is air conditioned throughout. There are only a few units that have total air conditioning, the rest just have a wall air conditioner in the living room. For your stay in paradise, don't you want to be cool and comfortable?

To see exactly what we’re talking about, take a complete video tour of this unit by going to the Video Tour. From the main image, click the screen or arrow to the left of the main picture.

This is just one example of several excellent Kona Reef condos we own or represent, in all varieties and prices …including two bedroom and oceanfront units. If one is reserved for the dates you need, one of our others is probably available.

Of the 130 units at the Kona Reef, less than a dozen have air conditioning throughout the unit. Others have a wall AC unit in the living room, but this condo has AC for the entire unit including the bedroom. While it is cooler at night, the added benefit of a bedroom that is air conditioned can be very important on hot evenings.

This unit as well as our other condos are clean, comfortable, modern, recently remodeled throughout and completely suitable for a stay from just a few days to a month or more, with full kitchens equipped with full size appliances and all cookware and dining utensils; in-unit washer-dryers; king size beds; air conditioning as well as ceiling fans; covered lanais; large TVs with DVD players and cable, and free high speed DSL Internet with Wi-Fi and FREE long distance calling throughout Hawaii, US mainland and Canada.

The oceanfront Kona Reef Resort is without a doubt the most convenient location in Kailua-Kona; just two blocks to town, and a wonderful resort for a vacation. You can easily walk to the shops or restaurants, so you do not need to drive every time you want to go to town. Plus the resort is just 30 feet from the water with a beautiful ocean-side pool and spa; large, outdoor gas grills in the adjacent pool cabana, and a nice sandy beach just a few steps away where you can swim or just relax. It’s real convenience and value.

By representing multiple condos at the Kona Reef, if one is occupied, one of the others we own or manage may be available. We have summer specials and our availability calendars are always up to date. Just click on the 'view all our other rentals' link below.

You can reserve any condo with the 'Book It' button for immediate reservations and secure payments. You can also book by email or phone or get additional information by calling us from 9 AM to 7 PM California time. We can probably answer any of your questions, and are more than happy to do so.

After traveling thousands of miles to get to your dream vacation, the last thing you want is disappointment in your lodging. We offer up-to-date information on all our condos, and make sure they are consistent, and well maintained. That means total peace of mind that you will have a wonderful stay in a fully equipped upgraded condo. We look forward to having you stay with us -and your return business- so we make sure you are completely satisfied.

When you compare the convenience of the Kona Reef to other complexes we are sure you will choose the Kona Reef for this stay, and your return for future stays.

Reg # TA-207-673-1392-01

Keys: Kona Oceanfront Condo Complex Registration Number: GE-207-673-1392-01, TA-207-673-1392-01, 750180710060

Kona Reef Ocean View Condo with Full AC Reviews

Steven D.
March 2024
The location of the property is perfect. The two air conditioners were welcome. The grounds and the parking are great. We will be back soon!

Jenifer P.
March 2024
This Kona Reef apartment was a great choice for our stay. It was within walking distance of town; the pool and courtyard area were well-maintained and quiet at night. The BBQs were cleaned daily. Our unit had 2 ACs, which would be great during warmer weather. The unit itself is a bit dated and worn, but it was clean and comfortable. All early communication was good, but upon arrival and struggling a bit with the keypad entry (low lighting), I called the manager, and he was quite rude. My family even heard him speaking to me through the phone and were shocked by how he was addressing the problem. I was polite and didn't bother him again. Really, that is my only complaint. There is good parking here as well and I would return.

Doug S.
February 2024
The property was great. We assumed that because there was elevators that there was wheelchair access. Watching and hearing the waves, whales, boats, surfers from our deck was wonderful. Close to the center of everything was wonderful. In all we enjoyed our visit very much

January 2024
Excellent location and facilities onsite. Beautiful view. Well stocked with necessities.

Christine W.
November 2023
Clean, quiet and the perfect place for viewing a beautiful sunset right from the lanai. Great pool, great hot tub and excellent grilling area with family or friends. Great place just to lay your head if you’re not there as well. We explored everyday from morning till dinner. Highly recommend!

Martin V.
November 2023
It says “a clean, comfortable and recently-renovated island-style 1BR” I’m not sure when it was rennovated. This unit shows its wear and tear and would greatly benefit from a renovation. Other issues: -no beach chairs - this is a must have when on island. I actually went and bought a chair. -Internet: make sure you use the “new” internet code, not the code in the check-in instructions. The modem is in the bedroom so WiFi in the living room is good, out on the patio is non-existent. -Bedroom windows need more than a sheer drape, expect morning sunlight to wake you up.

Carrie Y.
November 2023
Older but nice. Great location and pool. Walkable to town. Beautiful beach nearby. Pool awesome. Cobdo itself coukd use a little sprucing up.

October 2023
The wifi name and password provided need to be updated I couldn't log in with the information provided. It was not until I talked to Jim that I got the right wifi name and password.

Sharon V.
September 2023
Nice stay at this very quiet condo in a great location! Found the lagoon nearby a wonderful place to swim and snorkel. The fridge was quite old with the door seal having a gap, which wouldn’t be good for the appliance. Also worth noting is a bit of a stale smell in the living room area.

ron b.
September 2023
Loved our stay in this condo.excellent location, Nice view, great A/C , well stocked kitchen, full size laundry and plenty of parking. Unit is a little dated but not paying for Ritz Carlton and we enjoyed every minute. Nice things like beach umbrellas, some snorkeling gear, some spices already in cabinet (from previous vacationers I assume) really appreciated. The host was wonderful, the unit ready on time , he left a nice welcome gift along with a card wishing us happy anniversary. I will stay here again when visiting big island

Jason R.
September 2023
This was our 2nd time staying at the Kona Reef and we enjoyed this condo. It’s a corner unit close to the pool, beach and parking structure and gets a lot of natural light. There is a nice ocean view from the lanai and had perfect views of the sunset. The bed was comfy and the pull out couch worked well for our son. There is AC in both the living room and bedroom but we barely needed it. The kitchen was well stocked and had plenty of towels and umbrellas and chairs for the beach. It’s also a short walk to town. The only complaint we had is the pool was very murky the first few days but we contacted Ken and it was much better the rest of the week. Ken is very responsive and if we would definitely come back to this condo.

August 2023
Condo with a view of the ocean and located walking distance to everything in Kona. Two AC units were great. Provided beach chairs and towels. Small beach next door was perfect when we didn’t want to go far. I would stay here again.

Marlene B.
July 2023
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.

Sabina V.
May 2023
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…

Kathleen D.
April 2023
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.

William D.
February 2023
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

Greg S.
January 2023
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.

Michael R.
December 2022
Very nice place.

Linda M.
November 2022
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.

Thorner H.
October 2022
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.

Julia V.
September 2022
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.

Dianna W.
August 2022
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!!!

Kerri B.
July 2022
Had a ocean view and pool.

Justine B.
July 2022
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.

Michael R.
June 2022
Top Location for Kona. Pool and Barbecue Area very Good. Only the speed of the Wifi was bad

Jim P.
May 2022
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.

Charles W.
April 2022
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.

Trudine S.
April 2022
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 .

Jenni S.
January 2022
Great location

Jon J.
January 2022
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.

Jeanne N.
January 2022
We were very pleased with our accommodations!! Kitchen was well equipped. The welcome goodies were a great surprised as well. King bed was comfortable!!

Kathy R.
December 2021
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🌴

Mayra A.
December 2021
Great experience- will advice having extra bed sheets, specially for the pull out bed.

October 2021
Within a very few minutes walk from where you want to be on the Kona waterfront.

Csilla A.
September 2021
Really enjoyed my stay, looking forward to return

Rashelle B.
August 2021
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!

June 2021
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.

Trudie N.
March 2021
Just an FYI: air conditioner did not work, blender does not work, couch is very uncomfortable, the dryer does not dry properly & I found cock roaches in the bedroom. Other than that our stay was very nice.

Colleen T.
March 2020
Lanai setting featured gorgeous sunsets. I enjoyed the view of the pool and ocean from the lanai. Fishing boats, kayaks, rowing teams and one day a cruise ship could be seen. Did not see whales or dolphins from this view, but they are in this area. Condo has excellent air conditioning. Plenty of dishes, utensils, pots & pans and spices. You will need plastic wrap, aluminum foil, coffee, olive oil, etc. Stayed in C11 for one week and found it comfortable.

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

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