Kona Reef D-38


Rates: $395 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KKQX (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.70 (from 108 reviews)
You have just found your own penthouse on the top ocean front corner with panoramic ocean views from every room. Be sure to see the Virtual Video Tour. The link is the arrow or partial image to the left of the main picture above. This is one of only of a few two bedroom units that has air conditioning throughout. Why suffer with just a wall unit in the living room (like other condos), when you can have air in both bedrooms as well as the living room?

Sit back and enjoy the spectacular, crystal blue and balmy Pacific Ocean from your large private lanai with tide pools just 30 feet away.

This 2 bedroom ocean front unit is on the north corner of the top floor of the D building. This unit has the advantage of being cooler than many other units and experiences cooling, balmy breezes. There are side windows in the dining room, kitchen and each of the bedrooms, providing natural lighting and a cross breeze. There is an air conditioner, although with the good breezes it is usually not needed.

Comfortable sleeping for up to 6 persons, there is a king size bed in the master bedroom, and a king size bed in the second bedroom, and a queen sleeper/sofa bed in the living room. TV's are in the living room and each of the bedrooms.

Also positioned right next to the shoreline, the Resort’s recently renovated salt water pool and Jacuzzi is just a few steps away from the unit itself; as well as the four immaculately-maintained gas barbecues in the dining cabana adjacent to the pool. That is a great place to BBQ dinner, and watch the beautiful Kona Sunsets.

Complete convenience, Hawaiian style! The Kona Reef is on the edge of Kona town, so you do not have to drive every time you want to go into town. You can walk to town in just a few minutes, and visit numerous restaurants, shops and the farmers market. It is really one of the most convenient locations in Kailua-Kona.

This private condominium has everything you need for an unforgettable Hawaiian experience. It is fully furnished including dishwasher, washer/dryer, small appliances, hair dryer, dishes, utensils and linens. It includes dish washing soap, dish washer soap and a starter box of detergent. It is your own personal, tropical beach hideaway!

Our availability calendar is always up to date, and we have multiple units available at the Kona Reef. We have four 2 bedroom units, six 1 bedroom ocean front units, and twelve 1 bedroom ocean view units. With multiple units, if this or another is not available for the dates you want, one of our others probably is.

We are happy to answer any questions, and you are welcome to ask by Email.

Hawaii Registration TA-066-801-0496-01

Aloha, and we hope to see you soon, and for years to come.


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Keywords: Kona, Vacation, Rental, Condo, Ocean, Front Registration Number: 750180710100, GE-066-801-0496-01, TA-066-801-0496-01

Kona Reef D-38 Reviews



Shari B.
February 2024
Stayed here for a week, 2 couples plenty of room for all of us. Beds comfy, kitchen had everything to make meals barbq in common area were very clean!! Spent a lot of time on the Lanai Sunsets were Gorgeous! Miss the sound of the waves!! Would stay here again in a heartbeat ❤️


Rich M.
January 2024
This is our 3rd stay at the Kona Reef and the second time in this unit. It was great the first time we stayed and it was upgraded before this stay and it is even better. The location is perfect. On the water so you can sit on the lanai and watch and listen to the waves crash and watch some great boogie boarders. Plus it is only a few minutes easy walk to the Kona waterfront and all of the stores and restaurants and the farmers market. The lanai was part of the upgrade and the online pictures on VRBO don't show how beautiful it is now. There is a beautiful wood laminated table and matching bar with chairs which make it even lovelier. Part of the upgrade was also new mini split air conditioning units for the living room/kitchen, and the bedrooms. It allows you to adjust each room to your comfort level. The Kona Reef itself is a very friendly place. Both residents and visitors have been nice in our 3 visits, and since we come at about the same time every year, we have made friends. The bottom line is we have already booked to return!


Deborah D.
December 2023
Everything about out stay was great. This unit is in a perfect location. It was well equipped with everything you need for your holiday. We give it 5 stars and would be happy to book again in the future.


Andrea D.
December 2023
Loved the beautiful sunset every evening from the balcony. Enjoyed the short walk into town for dinner and shopping. Had everything we needed in the condo. Awesome stay would recommend!!


Greg S.
October 2023
A well-appointed condo with a great view but filthy. I spoke with the owner prior to signing up because of posted bad reviews on how dirty the condo was. He said he changed cleaning people, and everything was great now. Well, both bathrooms and the kitchen sink had mold. Pee down the front of the toilet. Shower doors are terribly stained. We spent $80 on cleaning products to clean the place when we arrived. FYI A 3rd floor condo and the elevator doesn't go all the way to the top so there are stairs. The complex itself is very nice with lots of parking.


J.R. V.
October 2023
Stop scrolling and book this unit now. Perfect location in Kona. Close to town. All the amenities you need. Property owner was responsive and accommodating. Clean, updated. Mahalo!


Carey T.
September 2023
Fantastic views, great location.


Donna C.
September 2023
Stayed 4 nights. Truly enjoyed the incredible view!


norman p.
August 2023
The apartment was nice and clean and comfortable. But needed a few minor repairs. Fan in master bath doesn’t work. Split unit in master bedroom is noisy. The icemaker had a towel stuffed in the shoot coming out. And was frozen. But we had plenty of ice. In the master bath toilet fills real slow. but we did wash the sheets and towels before we left.



August 2023
Unit located on quiet corner of building with fantastic ocean view. Well equipped kitchen. Only issue was cable box in main bedroom doesn’t work so no tv in there . ( really did not miss it)


Ryan E
July 2023
The property is directly on the beach and is perfectly located within a less than 5 minute walk to Kona Town. 5 stars.


Shane M.
July 2023
The condo needs updated. The carpet is old and faded. The showers were not cleaned well. Lots of soap scum left on glass doors. The AC unit in the master bedroom does not work properly. We never were able to make it comfortable in there. Otherwise, Great location. Lots of parking. Spacious and we had everything we needed.


Jennifer R.
May 2023
We enjoyed our stay very much. The decor was beautiful and very roomy for 2 couples. Nice to have a table for game playing. Well equipped kitchen. Plenty of stuff to use at the beach...cooler, umbrella, chairs, noodles, sand toys, etc. And plenty of sunscreen that people left behind. Location was great with short walk to town.


Cindy S.
April 2023
Perfect place to stay! Great location and beautiful view of the ocean.


Luke S.
April 2023
Pleased


Rajesh G.
March 2023
Home was well maintained and in perfect location to enjoy everything Kona and Big Island has to offer. We enjoyed sunset dinners in the balcony, relaxed in AC indoors in the afternoon, and walked to all the famous eateries and coffee shops in Kona. Everything else in Big Island was a day trip away. Overall we had a fun family vacation and I definitely recommend this place for a family of up to 6. Its in 3rd floor but there are elevators, but you still have to climb a few stairs and walk all the way to the other end of the building. That was not a problem for us. Plenty of parking in the building even for late night returns. Great place!


Bruce T.
March 2023
We stayed a week and couldn't have picked a better place to enjoy the Big Island. The unit is exceptionally clean and very well maintained. The patio view of the ocean is steps away and absolutely breathtaking. We will definitely opt to stay here again when we visit Kona. We ran into one problem involving the air conditioners that went unreported by the previous renters. Upon our notification to the owner, he made every effort to get it resolved quickly and made arrangements to bring in emergency room air conditioners until the parts for the main air conditioner could arrive. This is the kind of owner you want to rent from! Note: Although there is an elevator available, this unit is on the top floor and the elevator stops a few steps below the walkway level. Might present a problem for someone wheelchair bound. Other than that you can't go wrong with this rental!



January 2023
I have stayed in this condo before and love it. This time the cleaners had not cleaned very well. The dust under the bed in the ensuite bedroom hung from the bed frame to the floor. I have asthma and couldn't sleep in the bedroom. The bathtub drain drained very slowly. We called the number given us and someone came out, but didn't fix the drain in the bathtub. I love the condo and would stay there again. I recommend it to anyone else looking for a great place that is close to town and has and incredible view.



December 2022
My wife, sister in-law, and I had a great time staying here. Perfect location on top floor corner unit. Amazing views from the lanai. We watched spinner dolphins go by every day, colorful fish in the waves, boogie boarders and surfers. Very short walk into town for restaurants and shopping. The unit is clean, quiet, and comfortable. It is well stocked with all your beach visiting needs. Although comfortable, it is in need of some attention and upgrading. We would definitely stay here again.


Cindy P.
November 2022
The property is located within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and nightlife. The condo was well stocked with pool and beach accessories and being right on the beach makes for spectacular views. We had a minor maintenance issue that was handled within an hour. Our only big issue was the lack of cleanliness of the unit. Pop cans from prior guests left under the table in one bedroom, screens in the bath have not been cleaned in ages (covered with dust/lint). A good deep cleaning would make the unit spectacular.



October 2022
The lanai and the view, mesmerizing! My son and daughter and I had a wonderful time here. It was a great location, close to the restaurants, shops and beach but quiet and comfortable.


Dave H.
October 2022
Great location. Could walk to town. Very large lanai which is were we spent most of our time whole st the condo. Condo is right on the ocean so great views. Property manager was very responsive.


robert l.
September 2022
quiet, clean, great balcony to watch the ocean and feel the breeze


michelle b.
August 2022
Great location, beautiful views, lots of helpful things left for us to use, like a cooler, snorkel stuff, coffee, etc. Washer and dryer was helpful. Oh, the BBQs at the pool had gas flow issues. Couldn’t get any of them over 200 degrees. Luckily, there were some BBQs that had their own propane tanks near the street parking lot. Thanks again for a great trip!! I’ll miss my morning coffee on the balcony!!


Sarah G.
August 2022
We spent our first 4 nights on the Big Island in Kona at this condo. The view was an amazing welcome. The condo was clean and comfortable. The pool is small but had minimal people when we went one night. The sandy beach next door was also nice although there was a shark sighting so we stayed out of the water.


Edward G.
July 2022
Had a great time in this fabulous waterfront condo! The view is perfect for watching the waves and surfers. The location is ideal for walking to Kona town and the Farmers market for some fresh produce. Also exploring the lava rock tide pools below the unit was a lot of fun. The pool area and spa was also very relaxing. My only minor complaint would be the minimal amount of toilet paper left for us. We had one roll in each bathroom and ran out in the middle of a six night stay. Now I realize it’s not a hotel but c’mon add 1-2 dollars more to the nightly rate and provide maybe two rolls/bathroom! On a six night Hawaiian vacation nobody wants to think about buying toilet paper at Walmart. If our stay was for two weeks then it would be a different story completely but it wasn’t. Like I said it was only a minor complaint and overall we had a great time in this fantastic condo.


Mary W.
June 2022
Lovely accommodations. Best view ever!


Steve G.
June 2022
From a perfect view of the ocean right outside our lanai, to the short walk into town, we think this is the best unit in the complex. Very clean and well stocked for both inside and outside activities. Property manager had stellar response time when I had a question. Will absolutely stay here when we get come back.


Erin T.
June 2022
This was our 3rd visit to Kona, and by far the best place we’ve stayed. The condo was clean, well-appointed, and had AC which was a must for our group. But, the best feature of this condo was the beautiful ocean views and proximity to town. Could not be beat! This rental will be our go to for future visits!


Donna H.
June 2022
Perfect stay for our first trip to The Big Island! Amazing view and loved the sights & sounds of the ocean right outside the condo!


Tammy C.
June 2022
This was one of the best Vrbo rentals we’ve ever stayed in. The condo was clean & gorgeous. The views from the lanai were beautiful! The check in & check out process went smoothly.


Lani B.
May 2022
I love the Kona Reef, and this D Bldg condo was the best! The view was magnificent! I love the sound of the waves and love the fact that we can walk into town to enjoy the restaurants and shopping. Mahalo!


Phyllis C.
April 2022
View was fantastic- right on the ocean! We spent lots of time relaxing on the lanai watching and listening to the ocean!! Kitchen is well stocked with just about every utensil you could need. Inside could use some upgrades- carpets are old & worn and master bathroom needs new rugs. But the view Is FABULOUS!!!!


Heather L.
April 2022
We loved our stay here. The ocean views along with the overall comfort of the condo made our stay perfect. We fell asleep each night listening to the ocean waves.


Judi F.
March 2022
Very comfortable and loved the ocean front view, sunsets and the relaxing sound of the oven crashing on the rocks.


Raymond D.
March 2022
Great location on the water and a short walk into town. Spent much of our visit watching surfers and body boarders from the lanai. Good location for exploring north and south beaches.


Bill B.
February 2022
My wife and I stayed for six nights and enjoyed every moment. The waterfront location and proximity to town could not be beat. We found the unit well stocked and well organized for our trip. The unit was very clean and offered extra towels and sheets and toys for excursions to local beaches. The building is located a short walk from Kailua-Kona’s shops, bars and restaurants. Grocery stores are a short drive away. We look forward to our next stay at Kona Reef!


Barbara B.
February 2022
Property location was great! Ocean view. Walking distance to town. Unit was well stocked to get us started. Loved our time there ❤


Key W.
January 2022
Lanai is more beautiful than pictures show. Condo is wonderfully equipped for beach outings and for preparing meals at the condo.


James H.
January 2022
The location can't be beat and while much of the condo is outdated, everything works fine. The big disappointment was the cleaning. The cleaning service went through and did a very rapid, superficial cleaning, but this place needs some serious cleaning. There are cobweb/dust bunnies not only on the popcorn ceiling, but also the walls. The carpets are filthy. The A/C units show signs of dripping black mold and sand, hair, and other "stuff" in the corners and cracks of the floors. I can't really tell with the last, but the first three issues are obviously long-term issues.



January 2022
We've been here a few times before and consider it the absolute best! There's just no reason to stay anywhere else. Lots of room and plenty of essentials. You can't beat the view from the lanai - the sunsets are beautiful and the ocean goes on forever! Thanks Kenneth!


Julie T.
December 2021
We ABSOLUTELY loved our visit to Kona… second time on the island (visiting our kids who live here). This was our first stay at Kona Reef. Ten days of paradise views and hearing the ocean from our lanai … we couldn’t have been happier! The location allowed us to walk into town and visit with our daughter on campus at YWAM (pretty much around the street through Coconut Grove). Our communication with the manager was great. He always responded when a question was asked and even gave us an early arrival (2 hours) and later check out (2 hours). The kitchen was stocked with plenty for cooking. And the beach towels and “gear” (snorkel, fins, chairs, umbrella) were put to good use. Our ONLY “complaint”/ disappointment was that our condo was NOT cleaned prior to our entry. Floors had crumbs and bathrooms had obvious dirt/ hair -even hair in shower. (and a match left behind toilet). All of this could have made the entry feel much cleaner.. and welcoming. We knew from the photos that it is an OUTDATED unit. That did not matter to us. Our family has traveled a lot. Accommodations are important but we aren’t terribly picky…. The carpets could use a DEEP cleaning. Socks/feet would get dirty. Last, the pullout sofa was completely broken. We took the mattress out and put on floor to use as a bed. It worked fine but could be better! I did share these disappointments with the manager on our departure day, but never heard back with that message. It truly is the location. But sadly when you’re paying too dollar … a CLEAN entry is expected!!


Chris A.
November 2021
Ocean was beautiful. Property management responsive Older unit


Keith S.
September 2021
Great location and nice unit


Katie S.
September 2021
We totally enjoyed this VRBO - only downfall was the pull out coach was old and we ended up just sleeping on the coach - but everything else made up for it. Yoga was on the beach every morning, sound of the ocean from every room, great pool and hot tub and barbecues and short walk to town. You will love this place too.


Stephen M.
September 2021
Overall great property and location. I give it an overall 4. Could be a 5 if the cleanliness and some minor considerations are addressed. See details below: Pros: 5 - Location. Walking distance to downtown Kailua-Kona. Don't need to look for parking downtown. 5 - Top floor unit. No one above to make noise. 5 - Large lanai. Spent a lot of time here. 5 - Wonderful view of the sunset and ocean. Very peaceful and relaxing. Tidepool and surfers to watch. 5 - Air conditioning was wonderful for sleeping at night. Works reasonably well. 5 - Lots of parking. Never had to look for a spot. 5 - 2 large bedrooms, even we used just one. 5 - 2 full bathrooms, bath tub and shower Cons: 2 - Cleanliness of the bath tub, had previous resident hair in shower door track. Needs better cleaning. 2 - Lanai was not clean. Coffee stains and food residue on the table. Sand and hair on lounge chairs. Bird droppings in several places. Didn't look like it was cleaned for a long time. 3 - No starter bathing soap in either bathroom. Trip to Walmart to get. 3 - Cobwebs on the middle bedroom acoustic ceiling. Needs cleaning. 3 - Found previous resident's shorts behind the sofa cushion.


Brent M.
August 2021
Nice place, great location, good layout. Only complaint is that air conditioner only was working in one of the bedrooms and nowhere else.


Lucy C.
August 2021
No noise from neighbors. Nice quiet washer and drier. Ken very responsive/helpful.


Nancy M.
August 2021
Loved this property. Gorgeous view and very comfortable unit. Had everything we needed. Location was great. Would definitely return.


Carole B.
July 2021
The view from the lanai was a highlight of our trip. We loved hearing the roar of the ocean and watching the surfers below us. We swam at the beach next door, which has strong currents, but is lovely. The walk into Kona is perfect. So much to love about this condo, we hope to come back someday.


Natalie K.
June 2021
Our stay in the condo was amazing. It's location is within walking distance to many shops, restaurants and beaches. We did a lot of cooking on our own and appreciated the fully stocked kitchen with plates, pots, silverware, etc. The pool and hot tub were gorgeous. One of the best parts, though, is the balcony. The view is so gorgeous, we began and ended each day watching the water. Thank you for such a great experience!


Suzanne C.
June 2021
The best condo in Kona! At the water's edge and a two minute walk to downtown Kona. Couldn't be better! We always love the Kona Reef!



June 2021
The condo was exactly what our family needed. We enjoyed the penthouse and views very much.


Leslie T.
June 2021
This property is a must. Clean and well stocked with all the household items you'd ever need. Listening to the ocean all day and night is so soothing. The lanai is absolutely amazing and the view at sunset is out of this world. Great location to hit the shops and food in Kona. Definitely will rent this unit again. It's a gem 💎

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

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