Kona Nalu #302

Rates: $271 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KTT (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.20 (from 37 reviews)
Maximum occupancy strictly enforced in accordance with local ordinances.

Kona Nalu is wonderful for a Big Island of Hawaii escape. This 2 bedroom/2 bathroom vacation rental can house up to 6 guests and is perfect for a small family or group of friends. Vacationers will love the ocean front views and prime location to island activities. Keolonahihi State Historical Park, the beach, and hiking trails are all a short drive or Uber away. Shopping and great restaurants are only minutes away.

The home opens into a bright open floor plan with tropical decor and furniture throughout. Large glass doors to the lanai allow light and ocean breezes through. The living room has seating arranged around a flat screen TV. VCR, CD player, and WIFI are provided to ensure your comfort. The couch assembles into a sofa sleeper for additional space.

A few steps away is the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with all appliances needed for a chef to prepare delicious meals. A washer and dryer are found in here, useful for any wet bathing suits. Call your guests to a home cooked dinner at the dining table with seating for four. If you would rather take advantage of your ocean front view, step out onto the private lanai and enjoy dining alfresco. This lanai is large and has a patio table and lounge chairs. Read a book or sip on a fruity cocktail while you listen to the waves crash below.

There are two bedrooms in the home. A master bedroom is furnished with a luxurious King-sized bed, flat screen TV, and lanai access. There is an attached bathroom for privacy with a shower/tub combo. On the other side of the unit is a bedroom suitable for accommodating the kids. This bedroom has two Twin-sized beds and a TV. There is an attached bathroom with a shower/tub combo.

Be sure to check out the swimming pool and poolside BBQ during your stay at The Kona Nalu Complex.

Tax#149-433-5488-01 Registration Number: GE-149-433-5488-01, TA-149-433-5488-01

Kona Nalu #302 Reviews

Suzanne N.
January 2024
We stayed in this condo for a week. We enjoyed the proximity to the crashing waves which mask the traffic noise from Ali'i. The unit finishes and furnishings are very different from the photos which are obviously many years out of date. The master bath is in dire need of new fixtures and faucets (lots of rust and corrosion) - the tub developed a crack which leaked into the condo below rendering it unusable. The kitchen is fairly well stocked, though lacking a cutting board, wire whisk, a sharp knife and glassware (drinkware is all plastic). It's obvious these owners don't take care of their property. Wifi is incredibly slow - don't plan to be able to stream a movie. Pool is very small - more a plunge pool. Bed was comfortable and the A/C was much appreciated.

John M.
January 2024
beautiful view

July 2023
My husband, two teens and myself had a wonderful stay. Spacious, clean, fully equipped condo. We come every year to visit the Big Island so we have had our share of different places. This condo definitely is up there for one of our favorites. Sitting out on the lanai with ocean front, listening to the waves crashing, sipping your coffee while watching dolphins jump out of the water and turtles on the lava rocks, omg so amazing. The only thing we had a issue with was the microwave above the stove smells like burning wires, electrical when we tried to use it, now we know why there are two microwaves. The management needs to put a sign on it, do not use or they could just unplug it. We would love to stay again!!!! We didn't want to leave. Beautiful condo!!!!!!

Joli C.
July 2023
Great spot to stay

Pam L.
April 2023
My family had a wonderful stay at this condo. It had a wonderful lanai with a fantastic view of the ocean. It was very spacious and comfortable. There were boogie boards, coolers, beach chairs and an umbrella that were perfect for our beach days. They must have fixed the air conditioning since the last reviews as it was working perfectly for us. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Karen B.
February 2023
We would definitely stay here again. The condo is very dated and needs to be updated very much, but the view, Oh, the view!!!! We could look past the old, covered furniture, outdated cabinets and counters because the condo is comfortable and the view is amazing! There were abundant towels, utensils, bedding, and everything needed for the beach. The lanai has both a table and comfortable chairs plus 4 lounging chases. The space of about 1500 sq ft overall was really nice, just needs updating.

January 2023
We love the view, the building is old building the condo and the pool area needs updating, however the location and the view is the best.

Linda R.
January 2023
Easy to find and enter. Excellent directions . Fabulous lanai. Inside of condo seriously needs a renovation.

Meghan M.
January 2023
Property did not align with online description when we booked - booked for 5 people (as advertised at time of booking) but 5th person was provided an air mattress that did not hold air. We purchased a replacement on our own after waiting the entire day for on-site maintenance provide us with a usable one which never materialized (fortunately, Grand Welcome reimbursed us for the new air bed but only after repeated requests). Updates are needed in all areas - tubs are stained and dirty; paint is chipping on original kitchen cabinets; shoji screens had holes and were patched with tape, if patched at all; furniture had ugly, Ill-fitting covers - not at all what the photos show; stack washer dryer needs to be replaced - we fully expected it to breakdown while we were there; and the microwave/hood combo blew up, emitting smoke and a burning electrical smell. The only redeeming quality was the large lanai. We do not recommend renting this unit.

Ilka B.
November 2022
If you are looking for a quiet place right on the water this is where you want to be. Almost didn't leave the condo because the water is mesmerizing. Saw several turtles feeding right outside. Very safe area. There are 4 or 5 steps to climb from the parking lot but then there is an elevator to take you to the 3rd floor. All tourist places are close by up the road. You have a dedicated covered parking spot. Electric bike rentals are not too far away. It is an older condo but the location is definitely worth it and everything works. We stayed in November while it is still hot outside, not sure if A/C was working or not, we never touched the thermostat and were comfortable. We would stay here again.

Mindy M.
June 2022
We had a great time at this property, they had everything that we needed and also some extra beach gear that was really nice to use. The only thing that we were really bummed about is that my kids were really excited to use the pool and it shut down the 3rd day that we were there for construction. They were pretty upset.

Terri C.
October 2021
Wonderful stay! Beds were comfortable. Night breeze with the doors open and ocean waves at night made sleeping great! Thank you!

Kevin K.
October 2021
It's the perfect location and I like that the complex is smaller. All of the people that seemed to be residents were super cool as well.

Patricia S.
September 2021
The location and views from the lanai were outstanding. However, when I booked the property, the listing said it had a/c which was a MUST for our group. Unfortunately, when we arrived, the central a/c was broken, and had been for some time. Much of our first few days included fruitless communication with the management company, who asked me for proof that the listing showed a/c when we booked it. Since I have never had to prove such a thing before, I had not printed out the details of the listing. I did have an email communication with the company from several months prior to our stay which reiterated that a/c was a must-have, but that was not "proof" enough. There were several other small issues, which would have been easily overlooked, but the a/c would have been a deal breaker had we known about it in advance. My advice--Don't deal with any property managed by Grand Welcome. If not for the condo's views, the review would have been zero stars.

Ernest R.
September 2021
The original post said there was AC. When we arrived it was no longer in use. I wouldn't have booked this place had I known. The tvs are out of date and could not get Blu ray players to work. We were in Hilo when we got a call that the fire alarm was going off. Turns our it needed a new battery! Never again.

Yeou-Chyi C.
June 2021
Super relaxing home base for our vacation week. Clean, comfortable, stunning ocean view. Would stay again.

Dani S.
June 2021
The property itself could use a bit of a facelift, but being right on the ocean, the elements are a bit hard on it and things seem a bit worn and rusted. However, the layout of the rooms and the giant lanai overlooking the ocean make up for that. When we arrived, the property was pretty clean, though there were no dishcloths and a lack of cleaning supplies and with a total of 5 glass-top tables, so some glass cleaner would have been nice. Overall the property is pretty well represented in the online listing. We enjoyed using the pool (especially the 5-year old who was with us) and there is a small beach where you can sit out or explore the rocks and tide pools. We had considered adding an additional night to our stay, but the management company wanted an outrageous amount (over $1000 initially, but they came down to around $530 which was still way too much for this property!). While we found this property through VRBO, it is managed by another group (Grand Welcome), which was a little confusing since they had sent me several emails prior to our trip which I never opened because I thought they were junk. Consequently we had to scramble to get them the COVID test documentation for all the occupants so that we could check in (two of which were still on a flight). Fortunately that all worked out, but be prepared. My main issue is that the management company charges quite a bit of money for very little service. The people I spoke with were nice and sometimes helpful, but it just doesn't seem like they do much. I twice asked them about getting some dishcloths and windex and also reported that on one of the doors to the lanai, the track of the sliding screen door is corroded and kept coming off the track and they didn't respond to me either time. We don't mind having to provide pantry items, toilet paper and other consumables, but I think it would be in their best interest to provide some basic supplies for cleaning. In retrospect, I'm not sure it is a great value for just one week if you consider that you basically have to set up a household to be comfortable.

joan j.
February 2021
Comfortable and spacious, this condo is well-decorated and has a comfy bed, good shower, great lanai. The kitchen is well-equipped but needs updating, especially the stove and countertop. The TV is small and we never could get the DVD player to work but we didn’t go there to watch TV, preferring the gorgeous sunsets and sound of the waves. The whole unit could use a facelift but we were perfectly comfortable and enjoyed our stay. There’s noise from the road but we couldn’t hear it in the living room and master bedroom so wasn’t a problem.

Patti Z.
March 2020
This is our second time in the condo complex - first time in this unit. It has an amazing view and spacious lanai with comfy furniture the unit was clean and spacious. The kitchen was well stocked for our light cooking / cocktail making needs, having an ice maker is great. The small bedroom closet is full of useful items (cooler / beach stuff). We loved the living room sink / counter - we didn’t use the sink, but was a great spot for charging all our electronics - lots of outlets The AC is a necessity for us even in February (set at 72) and works great, requested to turn it off when leaving the condo - but it cools down quickly upon return so no worries. The small back bedroom got a little warm but with the door open and ceiling fan on it was fine for us. There are additional room fans available too. The beds are small, but were comfy. No hair dryer, but we had read that in a previous review so brought our own. The sliding doors are interesting - 2 sets of huge sliders, secured with wood sticks, one stick was missing - but this was not a concern for us. We didn’t use the pool this trip - it’s small but great for a soak and cool down, we saw others enjoying the poolside bbq. We did access the shore (lava rocks and some sand with all kinds of shells and coral to sort through). You can’t go in the water here - but accessible beaches are nearby. We saw dolphins every day from the lanai, a few turtles and even some whale activity. We had a great stay - would rent again in a heartbeat!

Mark B.
February 2020
Terrific view; comfortable bed. As mentioned by a previous guest in their review the lanai furniture is very old, badly worn, has wires sticking out of it and lacks comfort - it all needs to be replaced. The grout between the ceramic tiles in the lanai is worn away exposing the spastic spacers used long ago during installation. The bathrooms are in desperate need of a complete makeover. Horrible yellowish lighting; dark, dingy, calking black in places because it’s so old. Faucets corroded, etc. Carpet and twin beds need replacing in 2nd bedroom. Kitchen is functional but very tired and difficult to keep clean with the small 2” square tiles used on the countertop where all the many grout grooves collect dirt/food etc during food prep and cleanup. This unit is tired and is in dire need of some serious updating.

Chuck H.
January 2020
None of the TVs were hooked up to cable. Could use some hot pads for oven/micro. Loved the lanai and sleeping to the waves

Rochelle K.
January 2020
The property was beautiful and we love the location. We wish we would’ve checked the twin bedroom sooner because we found the body boards on the last day. We added one to the collection.

Lara B.
December 2019
The property was clean with a beautiful view. Kitchen was well stocked. However, the picture of the unit had to have been altered as it is not that bright; it’s quite dark. White furniture in a rental unit is a poor choice as it was very dirty. Part of the front door frame had fallen off & was left leaning against the entryway with nails sticking out. Chaise on lanai is falling apart with wires poking out on the arms. I have pictures of these that I’m certainly willing to share. Bathrooms are in dire need of updating. Pool & grill area were exceptional. Overall, we loved Hawai’i, but the owners REALLY need to update this unit. Thankfully the time we spent there was on the lanai enjoying the view.

David M.
October 2019
Nice clean and well positioned unit. Facilities great

Amanda B.
July 2019
Beautiful view. Love the deck. Enjoyed outdoor bbq.

Richard B.
May 2019
As pictured. Living room and bedroom right on the oceanfront. Clean and comfortable.

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