Kona Reef D-26


Rates: $428 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: KX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 126 reviews)
Spectacular, Direct Oceanfront, Kona Reef Condominium! This incredible unit truly is one of the best at the development.
Unit#D-26 is on the Second Floor of the very popular Kona Reef Development.
Notable features include:
~Gorgeous Ocean Views, this is as Direct Oceanfront as one could yearn for
~Remodeled from Top to Bottom! Hardwood Floors, Granite Countertops, High End Furnishings, Split System Air Conditioning in Living Room AND Bedroom!
~2 wonderful Lounge Chairs for Direct Oceanfront Relaxation time. Outdoor Lanai Dining available as well!
~High Speed Wifi Internet Access & Cable TV in Living Room & Bedroom!
~Fully Equipped Kitchen with all stainless steel appliances: Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Dishes, Coffee Maker & Cookware
~Washer/Dryer inside the condo for convenience.
~King Sized Bed & Comfortable Sleeper Sofa, A great option for 4!

This Premier Property is Fully Equipped with Linens, Beach Gear, & so much more!

Kona Reef is a highly sought after Direct Oceanfront Development that is one of the Closest to Kona Town. It has nearly every amenity one could look for: Elevators, Direct Oceanfront Pool, Hot Tub, BBQ Grills, & SITS ON A BEACH! Honls Beach is one the Very Best Sunset Beaches in the Nation, rated#1 in that category. Only a 5 minute walk where you will enjoy shopping, dining, nightlife!

The Pool at Kona Reef is HEATED! What a rare amenity! 24 Hour Security & Free Parking.

If you want a top rated unit, in of the best oceanfront developments, look no further. You've found it all!

**All Reservation Requests greater than 12 months in Advance MUST be approved in advance by the Broker In Charge. Rates are subject to change.**

**All guests are required to sign a rental agreement with Knutson & Associates Property Management in addition to purchasing a Damage Protection Plan or providing a Security Deposit if they stay at this property. Inquire within for specific details**

TA#062-480-2304-01
STVR#19-351777 Registration Number: GE-062-480-2304-01, TA-062-480-2304-01

Kona Reef D-26 Reviews



Robert N.
March 2024
Nice unit. Clean except some ants around sink. Manager responded promptly and advised spray and traps located under sink which I could use. Also I arrived after dark and security lighting not working outside entrance so couldn’t see keypad buttons to enter until I retrieved flashlight. Being on vacation I’m not use to having to follow checkout instructions that lessen the housekeeper’s duties. I’m a neat person but and travel a lot but seemed more than average for the price. Otherwise quite comfortable with walking distance < 1 mile to shops and Restaurants. Lots of beach gear available to use along with a lending library. Probably would look toward other options if I was to return as price comparable to some hotels.


Steve G.
March 2024
Loved the 3rd floor view of the ocean. It was a perfect location just 4 minute walk into town. Nothing to complain about at all. I would definitely stay here again.


Ivy P.
March 2024
The little condo is ocean front, and we saw whales jumping everythime we enjoyed the lanai. Even though we had a car, we were able to walk to Kailua Kona for dinner every night in about 12 minutes. I recommend.



February 2024
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We enjoyed every minute of our 11 day stay. It has been nicely updated. The lounges on the lanai were a nice plus. This unit is an easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Kailua. The ONLY downfall was the old washer/dryer unit. Time for the owners to replace the noisy old thing. If you have mobility issues, be aware that the elevator is 1/2 floor off from the units in the building. We would love to return to Kona Reef D-26.


Irina M.
February 2024
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We stayed in Kona Reef condominiums’ complex for the second time and will be back here again! This is an amazing place you would stay on the island. It’s only 5 min walk to Kona Town and it’s next to the little Honl’s beach where you can relax on the send listening to the surf and tropical birds. Unit#D26 is very clean and has everything for your happy stay and joyful vacation: the comfortable King size bed, kitchenware, washer/drier, AC and the balcony with spectacular view! Oh, the balcony is probably the best part of the condo I would stay all day and night ) The sunsets were stunning and picturesque. We loved to observe starts and a full moon on the night sky. At mornings we enjoyed watching tropical yellow fishes in the curling turquoise waves, dolphins and whales! Yes, you may see whales just from the balcony during this time of the year. Overall, this cozy oceanfront condo is the great place to stay.It’s only one thing I would recommend the owner is to add more decorations in the leaving room to make it more fashionable. However, it didn’t bother me at all because we came to be pleased by natural wonder of Island of Hawai’i. Mahalo!


Jen M.
December 2023
This was a beautiful place to stay! Loved going to sleep every night listening to ocean waves crash. The property was stocked with every necessary item we needed! We would definitely stay again! Mahalo


stacia r.
December 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I don't know where else you can be right on the surf from your lanaii, right next to a small local beach with surfers and boogie boarders to watch from the lanaii or beach, hear and see the waves and surf, pool, grilling and many amenities and still be only a 5 minute walk to downtown kona. It's our 4th stay there, so that's saying something.


Joan A.
November 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We were celebrating our 40th Anniversary so this Vacation Rental was perfect! The sunsets from the lanai were amazing. It had everything you needed to have a great time on the Big Island. It was a bit warm on the island during our stay, so the air conditioning was nice during the hot part of the day. Had an absolutely wonderful time here!


Kathy B.
November 2023
Loved it! Comfortable condo! Beautiful view!! Loved having my breakfast on the patio watching the fish in the waves, and the sun coming up in the morning! Of course evenings watching the sunset each night was amazing too!


Valerie P.
November 2023
Lovely property, stunning view from patio. Check in process was simple, host was fantastic in ensuring everything was perfect. I would definitely return to this property.


Dan C.
October 2023
We were very pleased with our stay at this property. It was a great location to start our day from and centrally located for the type of activities we enjoy.


Sarah R.
September 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was adequately helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The apartment was lovely with a gorgeous sea view. It was clean and everything worked for us. The only issue we had was there were no parking permits in unit even though in the instructions it said they would be there and were needed in the apartment complex. We arrived about 8pm at night and the person I called from the rental agency seemed a little disgruntled that I had woken him up! Anyway I called the agency the next day when they were open and ended up walking there and picking up the pass. They gave me a bunch to leave in apartment so basically I did their work! It would of been nice to have a starter pack of coffee in apartment on arrival too. So the apartment was great but not impressed by the rental agency.


Allen B.
August 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Condo was in a great location. It had great views and could watch the sunset every night. They had all the beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, and snorkle gear avaible. All the items needed for cooking and staying here were there. Only 2 things that were kind of strange. The elevator does not go to any level where you dont have to take stairs. Very odd to have to lift luggage up or down eight stairs to get to the level you were on. Also the AC which was great, the outdoor condenser was on the lanai and it blows right at where you sit. So when its time to go on the lanai just turn off the 2 units and its not an issue. The condo didnt need them on for a hour or two while you sat out there and watched the view. FYI, binoculars were there to which i loved.



August 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We have stayed a various units at the Kona Reef over the past few years and this was one of our favorites. The view was amazing, the pullout couch very comfortable and we loved all the beach items in the closet.


Marc P.
July 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We stayed here for 7 nights, and loved every single moment of it. The highlight of the condo is the deck: On the second floor of the building it seemed to be only about 20 feet away from the rocks that the wave was crashing on: the view was beautiful, the sound of the crashing waves was relaxing, and the deck had two chaise lounges as well as a pub-height table and chair set that was high enough so as to provide views that were not obstructed by the deck's metal railing. Other things we loved: only a 5-minute walk to the southern edge of the main town; two powerful AC units (one in the living room and one in the bedroom) that did such a good job of keeping the place cool that most of the time we kept one unit turned off; walk-in shower had a fixed showerhead and a handheld one; living room TV had built-in Roku go five us access to all our streaming services (Prime, Hulu, MAX, etc.) while the bedroom TV had cable; kitchen had great supplies (including a rice maker, crockpot, blender, coffee maker, etc.); the bed was very comfortable and the place was very quiet (we are light sleepers, and we slept solidly every night); the covered parking structure (which meant our black Avis rental stayed cool) ; mgmt asked us if there was anything we needed and I mentioned that we could use a couple of coozies and dishrack for the items that we hand-washed each day (i.e. the blender)....and within 24 hours they sent over a 4-pack of coozies and drainboard; we also made use of the swimming pool and the chaise lounges on the grass area next to the crashing waves, and we took the included Tommy Bahama chairs and snorkeling gear to a couple of the beaches.


Maria K.
July 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our stay was fabulous and the unit was wonderful, clean, full of all things needed for the beach. Loved the view and the deck furniture. Everything was amazing.


Michael S.
June 2023
Overall, a comfortable stay. We read reviews and understood there were ants. But when we arrived at the condo to take stock of what we needed, there were ants all over the kitchen counter and bar area. Hadnt even brought in food yet. These are tiny suger ants. Use cutting board and plates to prepare and cut food. Eating at the bar was bothersome do to the ants. Otherwise a fun stay. Beautiful views from lanai. At sunset there was a man blowing the conch shell. Very little noise from neighbors, just crashing waves. The sliding door is difficult to unlock and close. Break a nail flipping the lock, and need to slam door into place cuz the frame is off. Place is older and they tried to upgrade where possible and make repairs. Bar stools wobble, bed creaks, closet not on track. Kitchen is equipped with most everything. We wanted to make a salad but needed a big bowl. Looks like there is one on the very top shelf, but even with the little step stool i couldnt reach it. There is a closet full of beach items to borrow. Chairs, boards, soft cooler, etc. If you're a gal and need to shave, the shower is not women friendly! No bench and the toilet seat is the flimsy type that you cant sit on. So it makes shaving challenging. Fans, a/c, lights, wifi, and tv worked great. A little confusing on how to operate with little to no instructions. Small stackable laundry unit in hallway came in handy after our hikes with dusty clothes.


Julie S.
May 2023
Overall, a comfortable stay. We read reviews and understood there were ants. But when we arrived at the condo to take stock of what we needed, there were ants all over the kitchen counter and bar area. Hadnt even brought in food yet. These are tiny suger ants. Use cutting board and plates to prepare and cut food. Eating at the bar was bothersome do to the ants. Otherwise a fun stay. Beautiful views from lanai. At sunset there was a man blowing the conch shell. Very little noise from neighbors, just crashing waves. The sliding door is difficult to unlock and close. Break a nail flipping the lock, and need to slam door into place cuz the frame is off. Place is older and they tried to upgrade where possible and make repairs. Bar stools wobble, bed creaks, closet not on track. Kitchen is equipped with most everything. We wanted to make a salad but needed a big bowl. Looks like there is one on the very top shelf, but even with the little step stool i couldnt reach it. There is a closet full of beach items to borrow. Chairs, boards, soft cooler, etc. If you're a gal and need to shave, the shower is not women friendly! No bench and the toilet seat is the flimsy type that you cant sit on. So it makes shaving challenging. Fans, a/c, lights, wifi, and tv worked great. A little confusing on how to operate with little to no instructions. Small stackable laundry unit in hallway came in handy after our hikes with dusty clothes.


Kris H.
May 2023
We love this complex. It’s quiet and walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. The oceanfront units are wonderful.


Philip Scott M.
May 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The property was just like it was described. We were very happy to see it was supplied with all kitchen dishes, utensils, and pots, etc., necessary. Some basics, such as salt & pepper, cooking oil, and plastic wrap were also provided. Also supplied were 4 lawn chairs, a couple boogie boads, an ice chest, ggand a couple sets of snorkeling equioment.


Sherry V.
April 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We really enjoyed our stay. The Kailua-Kona area is very vibrant. Much more so than Hilo. The condo is nice and comfortable. The view is fantastic. It was nice to be able to park in the parking garage. There were some tiny ants in the kitchen, but it wasn’t a big deal. A vending machine in the pool area would be nice, it could save a trip the store.


Pavel S.
April 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Really nice view from balcony makes a very relaxing stay. Loves the boogie boards, chairs, and few other amenities that made our stay even more fun.


Bruce H.
March 2023
Wonderful waterviews and sunset views. Condo was well equipped and nicely furnished. Parking was scarce at times as construction equipment took up half the spaces in front of our building even though the equipment went unused on multiple days.


John K.
March 2023
This is a great property located directly on the ocean and within walking distance to restaurants, shops, and other activities. It was great to enjoy the sound and sight of the ocean each day and it’s a prime location for the amazing Big Island sunsets! Mahalo!


Samia F.
February 2023
Terrific location, just a 20 minute walk from the main shopping district in Kona, and only a bit longer to get to the Kailua pier. Kona Reef D26 has everything you need for your Kona vacation. But you may never leave your lanai - the perfect spot to relax and watch whales and dolphins not far from shore!


John B.
February 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The photos of this condo are accurate. It is "on the beach" and the views are unmatched by most of the more expensive resort properties. With a western view, you have spectacular sunsets just about every evening. Every night, the sunset is celebrated with a Hawaiian conch blowing ceremony on the beach behind the condo. Mornings and evenings, you have surfers and boogie boarders riding the waves which at times during our stay were up to 12 feet high. We loved our stay and will definitely consider a return visit. The unit has been very tastefully remodeled and is comfortable for two people. Parking is free and we always found a spot on the upper level which is closest to the unit. The air in the living room was not working when we arrived but Knutson got it working again quickly and bought a new floor fan for us to use while repairs were being made. The unit is well stocked in the kitchen and everything worked fine. Kona Reef was built in the 1970's so the units are not large or lavish but we were very happy with our stay. Falling asleep to the sounds of the roaring surf is as good as it gets.


Gina a.
January 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Clean and comfortable oceanfront condo. Has everything you need for a relaxing vacation.


Benjamin M.
January 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: My wife and I had an amazing stay at Kona Reef.The views is absolutely stunning. We are looking forward to coming back in the future. Knutson & Associates did an amazing job from beginning to end! thanks for the amazing stay!


Susan B.
January 2023
Had a wonderful stay at Kona Reef great view! Right on the ocean, comfy lounge chairs to watch every sunset! Everything you’d ever need in a condo, well appointed kitchen and all the beach toys you’d ever need! Plus the beds were super comfortable! Highly recommend!


Sara N.
December 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a great experience booking with Knutson & Associates. I found this condo on VRBO and then went looking to book directly with its management company (always preferable, IMO). The location of this unit is outstanding. Just south of Kona village but only minutes on foot to restaurants, bars, ABC stores, and shopping. We stayed a week and loved the privacy and quiet of Kona Reef.


Carolyn V.
December 2022
Rating Details: The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a great stay here. The view from the lanai was spectacular. We saw numerous dolphins and it was enjoyable watching all of the activity on the water. There are binoculars to use to get closer views. The location was nice for walking to shops and restaurants. It is one mile from the pier. We used the beach chairs, towels and cooler and there is an assortment of other beach gear too.


JAMES & TANYA Z.
November 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This was our fifth time in Kona and forth time at Kona Reef. We were thrilled again with everything our condo had to offer. Location is perfect, the view is second to none and everything the complex has to offer was perfect. It was nice to have snorkeling equipment, chairs and coolers in our unit to use when we went to the beach as well as a washer and dryer to keep our clothing and towels fresh and clean. Pool and hot tub were a nice treat in the afternoon after the beach. Will definitely be looking for another available unit when we return in hopefully the near future!!!


Jeff A.
October 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is our second time in this unit and will always be our go to for Kona. The location is superb with a very brief walk to town. Just a tip cut down the back road towards the Royal Kona to avoid walking down busy Ali Drive. The room is well furnished and spectacular views. We ran into a couple minor issues during our stay but reps Claire and Mervlyn were absolutely fantastic with very quick resolution. Thank you again for another memorable visit.


Heidi B.
October 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Ocean view with crashing surf. Perfect for watching surfers and sunsets.Condo stocked with beach chairs etc. Comfortable furnishings for two people. Only thing we noticed was some vagrants camped near parking garage and hanging out nearby. Overall a good condo with spectacular views.


Ashlee M.
September 2022
We were eager to stay at this rental property however as soon as we walked in we noticed a terrible urine odor coming from the furniture in the living room. The AC mini split in the front barley blew air and also wreaked of mildew. The one in the rear would only come on for 5min before breaking down. Worst of all when we opened the accordion closet door in the living room the entire thing fell on my child injuring them. The door’s hinges were broken and corroded without indication. The view was the only thing which was as we expected. The entire unit was dingy, broken, dark & smelly and we had to leave. We couldn’t stay in such a small space with such noxious odors and safety hazards. After a long day of travel we had to load back up and find another place to stay.


Stephen S.
September 2022
The unit had everything we needed. Owners did a good job providing comforts. The living room air conditioner was dripping in the unit. We called about that and the dirty bedspread shortly after arrival with no resolve. As we cleaned up the water we discovered the floor was dirty as well. Lower rating for living with the dirt and inconvenience.


Richard V.
August 2022
The property was well maintained, the management was very responsive and the location was perfect.


Ryan T.
August 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Beautiful condo, gorgeous views, nice lanai w/ lounge chairs. Pretty much all beach and snorkel equipment supplied. Nice walking distance to shops. Snorkeling on the beach just to the left (South) of the condo was just as good or better than the popular snorkeling spots.Two downsides: 1.although not on the street, the bedroom is streetside so we heard some noise.2. No recycling can supplied3. I had to remove trash on the last day, and it wasn't easy to find. Wandered all over the property even when trying to follow signs. Ended up DRIVING down and to the far end to put it away. For the fees we pay, we shouldn't have to take out the trash.Other than this, it was a perfect stay.


Anne F.
August 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: A lovely quiet oceanfront condo. The unit was well equipped with everything you would need to be comfortable. We would happily returned in a heartbeat.


Kathy M.
June 2022
This is a great ocean front property with the best lanai around! Recline in the lounge chairs, watch and listen to the surf rolling in. Grill fresh tuna and swim in the pool or relax in the hot tub in the public areas. Be sure to check out your amazing outdoor adventure supply closet stuffed with beach chairs, towels, umbrella, ice chest, boogie boards, snorkel masks and fins, and binoculars. We want to come back here again!


Stewart M. K.
May 2022
We loved our stay. Brilliant waterfront condo with absolutely everything we needed. Restful, quiet. We will definitely stay here again sometime.


Alan H.
May 2022
We had a great time in this nice Condo with excellent ocean views.


Melanie C.
February 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This place is GORGEOUS. So close to downtown but you won't want to leave your balcony until after sunset. The place had a comfortable bed and everything you may need for a beach or even snorkel day. Loved this place and didn't want to leave!


Eileen P.
February 2022
Loved it but was disappointed there were no pool towels


Song L.
January 2022
Our experience was fantastic! All the check in info was thorough. The view was just breathtaking and you’ll never get tired of it. We enjoyed all the amenities the place came with. Totally appreciate that there was a closet full of beach things we could borrow during our stay. We were very pleased with our accommodations! Thank you!

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