Alii Cove, Big Island

Alii Cove is a gated condo resort located in Kona, Hawaii, just a short five-minute walk from the heart of Kailua-Kona town and across the street from Honl's Beach. The resort offers a variety of amenities, including a resort-style pool, spa, children's pool, fitness center, and BBQ/picnic area. The well-maintained complex features 4-unit and 6-unit buildings scattered throughout, providing a more intimate feel compared to larger condo resorts. Guests can enjoy easy access to nearby attractions such as the Kailua-Kona Historical Village and Kailua Pier, making it an ideal choice for vacationers seeking both relaxation and convenience.

Alii Cove Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Alii Cove is $215. The average price of a 3 bedroom unit is $284. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 97 Guest Reviews


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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The overall sentiment from the guest reviews of the Alii Cove condo resort on the Big Island is highly positive. Guests frequently praised the resort for its excellent location, often within walking distance to downtown Kona, beaches, restaurants, and shops. The accommodations are described as spacious, clean, and well-equipped with amenities such as full kitchens, comfortable bedding, and additional beach gear. The pool is a highlighted feature, appreciated by families and individuals alike.

However, a recurring concern among some guests is the lack of air conditioning in several units, which made stays uncomfortable during hotter periods. Despite this, many found the provided fans and the natural breeze sufficient after acclimatization. The property's cleanliness, safety, and quiet environment were consistently commended, alongside the responsive and helpful management team.

Other positive notes include the availability of parking, the quality of customer service, and the inclusion of modern conveniences such as fast internet connections and well-stocked kitchens. A few reviews mentioned minor issues such as maintenance needs or initial check-in hiccups, but these did not significantly detract from the overall positive experiences.

In summary, Alii Cove condo resort is highly recommended by most guests for its prime location, comprehensive amenities, and the quality of accommodations, making it an excellent choice for visitors to the Big Island, despite some concerns about air conditioning. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 97 guest reviews.

Recent Alii Cove Reviews


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: Central location on Ali'i Drive - close to restaurants, shops, beaches, markets etc. Great pool and facilities. Met some lovely people too.Knutson & Associates were very helpful and responded to enquiries promptly. The fruit basket and flowers were a welcome surprise!The condo was well stocked and comfortably laid out. The bedrooms both had memory foam mattresses and the sofa bed was surprisingly very comfortable! Lots of pillows to choose from too.We had a late flight and were able to arrange a late checkout - huge stress reliever.Definitely recommend and would happily stay again.
michelle e.
April 2024

This property was well equipped and the property managers did an excellent job of making our stay comfortable. Very responsive even on weekends and after hours. We will definitely be back next year! Great place to stay on Alii but far enough back not to have the noise.
Dean M.
March 2024

Place was great! Quiet & cool! Everything was perfect and only complaint was the 1 hour auto timer on the AC units.
Monica K.
March 2024

This condo had everything we needed for our family vacation to Kona! Great location. We walked to the shops, restaurants and beach everyday! Basic,but all we needed!
Megan L.
February 2024

Property is located on a very busy and noisy street but location is central to town.
Mark C.
February 2024

The place is clean and quite large for a place in Hawaii. I did not notice when I booked that there was no air conditioning. Except for the first night, when it was unbearably hot, that wasn't a problem. But I will be careful to check in the future for air conditioning. Also, you should know that one of the bedroom windows opens almost directly onto a fairly busy street. That's why I gave four stars for location and neighborhood.
Chuck C.
February 2024

Two MAJOR drawbacks: 1. The two wall air conditioning units are on a 60 - minute timer. Which is fine during the day (especially if you spend most of your daytime out of the condo), but makes for awful nights of sleep when you wake up every hour bc of the heat!!! 2. The hallway light that you need on anytime you do laundry is on a 15ish second timer, for some unknown reason. So you keep having to stop loading/unloading washer/dryer in order to put the light back on. Everything else was fine, but had I known about the air-conditioning being on a 60-min timer, I would have booked elsewhere so my sleep wouldn't have been interrupted every hour!
Michael A.
February 2024

We had a wonderful time in this spacious condo and appreciated all of the amenities. We loved the wonderful master suite including a private deck, and all of the other spaces that make this feel so roomy and relaxing. The lanai is a great place to sit and relax, and the complex is very quiet and private. We love the pool area, as well as the convenience to shopping and restaurants; a beautiful spot to enjoy all that the island has to offer as a tropical getaway. Tracy was very responsive and helpful whenever we had questions or small issues…a great vacation spot!
Dorothy V.
February 2024

The condo itself needs some upkeep. Our refrigerator broke on Christmas Eve. We did get a replacement that set in our dining room area. The owners made a decision to try to fix instead of replacing. We were stuck with a dining/living room refrigerator for the remainder if our vacation. 3 weeks. We had knives and pots/pans that were rusted out. Two of the dining room chairs had big tips in them. But Kona was wonderful.
Ric H.
January 2024

Worked well for our group of 6. Had everything we needed and the grill at the pool was helpful. Be prepared for some road noise since there is a stop sign close by. We realy liked being able to walk to Kona downtown
Fritz K.
January 2024

This was the perfect place for our family to be together for some island time.
Paige L.
January 2024

One complaint is the bedroom off the living room couldn’t get an air flow. Was very warm and had to go purchase a fan. First visit on any of the islands that had no recyclable containers on the property. We did our best to recycle on our own. Very comfortable condo.
Judi B.
January 2024

Everything was as advertised. Great ocean view! Short walk into town. Unit was clean & has all the amenities.
Dave B.
December 2023

Property was nice, kitchen sink faucet didn't work properly. Carpet was kind off wore out
WILLIAM M.
December 2023

We were a group of four adults, and this fit perfectly for what we needed during our stay in Kona. Great location if you have a car. Close to everything that you could need. Very seamless check in process and very clean!
Leah P.
November 2023

The property was exactly as expected. Clean, well appointed, easy to navigate check in, etc. We really appreciated the access to the beach umbrella and chairs! As the other readers stated the property was hot. We managed to get the fans sorted out and by day two it cooled off enough for us to rest well at night. Would still appreciate an AC.
Natosha N.
November 2023

I liked property was near the water. The unit didn't have internet fix before we came.
Nick
October 2023

Awesome spot! lots of room and the upstairs loft was nice. Enjoyed the pool.
Kehau M.
October 2023

good price.
Laura W.
October 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 found this accommodation to be perfect for myself and my family. It is a great position, nice easy stroll to restaurants and shops. The appartment hast everything we needed and was very comfortable.
Maria P.
October 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: Good Location. Quiet. Hot due to no A/C making it a uncomfortable during the day, and more so if you use stove /oven.
Laura N.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was more than 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 recently stayed at this condo for a sporting event. I was very impressed with how clean it was, great location able to walk to most places we wanted to go, lots of room for us all.
Nicole Deanne R.
October 2023

Aloha, I loved the place, it was 100% safe, reachable, clean, no disturbance, with wifi excellent. I loved the landline which assisted me to order supper. Some little advise: install air conditioner, it will add value. Mahalo

September 2023

This property is phenomenal. Roomy, allowing you to stretch out, view the ocean on the lanai all day whether upstairs or downstairs. Very neatly appointed, full kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Close to all amenities. I'd stay again in a heartbeat.

September 2023

All I can say is wow! This townhouse was the perfect place for us this summer. It had everything we needed and more! It felt like home from the very moment we arrived. Thank you for the best customer service that I have ever received from a property management company and for making our stay so easy and effortless. We didn't want to leave but we will most certainly be back!
Adam C.
September 2023

Air conditioning and a lack of wash cloths and towels was the only complaint. The condo was in a great location and the experience was awesome.
Lesa B.
August 2023

We loved our stay here. The location is within walking distance to downtown Kona and the condo provided all the amenities to make for a comfortable visit. The only drawback is the traffic in the morning off Ali’i way, but the noise was only noticeable while sitting out on the lanai.
Aaron S.
August 2023

We were so grateful for this home base during our vacation. It had everything we could need and want. There was a minor issue at check in that was resolved super quickly after contacting the responsive and courteous management team. The kitchen is well appointed and well stocked with everything we needed to prepare a few simple meals. The lanai felt very private being screened by lush palms and was a lovely place to enjoy breakfast and an evening rainfall. Being able to do laundry as needed was such a bonus and the kids loved going to the pool on our low-key afternoons. There were plenty of beach towels and also other beach goodies like chairs, an umbrella, cooler bag, and beach toys to use on our beach days. We really appreciated the hospitality and amenities here and the location was great!
Donna H.
August 2023

This condo has a great location, very close to beaches, main roads and just off Alii Dr. It is best for a home base for folks who want to spend time exploring Kona beaches and other sites! The condo is very spacious with an upstairs loft—there were some steep stairs and possible trip hazards.
Elizabeth U.
August 2023

The condo served the purpose that we wanted. We wanted an inexpensive place that we could stay. The kids wanted their own room and bathroom and we could cook food. The neighborhood was close to the shops in Kona. It seemed safe. For the most part it was clean, but there was hair on the shower walls. The biggest thing is no AC. There has to be a way to add ac. Mini splits, window/wall units, etc. We would come back for the day and it was HOT. The kids room in the front cooled down but not the back of the house where the master bedroom was. It didn’t cool down until early morning. The biggest problem is we had to sleep with the door open, screen closed and blinds open to keep it cool. That didn’t give us any privacy. It would be really nice to have AC so you could put blackout curtains in there since the sun comes up so early.
Anisa S.
August 2023

Location is great. Condo was clean. You’re right next to main strip of Kona. However, none of that was enough to overcome the fact that this place gets too hot to enjoy. You can’t sleep until the middle of the night because there is no air conditioning. Several fans but they only blow hot air! We were miserable!!! Never again!! Hated coming back each night. I was going to pay for a hotel and abandon my rental it was that miserable.

August 2023

This condo is well maintained roomy and conveniently located but in 90 plus degree weather impossible to keep cool with only fans. EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE
Karyl F.
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: We had a great 2 week vacation and this was a great place to stay.
Karen P.
August 2023

First impressions are everything. Followed the driving directions that were sent to me and they were wrong. Google was right though, and was still confused at the parking. Our plane landed at 9pm, so it was late and we were jet lagged, so it was frustrating that even once I parked, I still didn't know which place was ours since it was hard to see the numbers. Once we got it, the place was extremely hot and muggy since everything turned off. Throughout the stay, it was hard to get the temperature a good temp, since the A/C was upstairs or in the main room and not in any of the bedrooms. They were very particular about not wearing shoes in the house (but didn't provide a place for shoes outside, and to use the hose to wash sand off. The problem is the house outside was crap and had zero water pressure because it was leaking heavily from the spigot and a crack in the house. We tried our best. We did enjoy the space, the kitchen, and the location. In addition, they did have a good selection of beach chairs, boogie boards, and sand toys.
Chad R.
August 2023

The surrounding property and facilities were really helpful and as advertised. The residence was spotless, well organized, and thoughtfully stocked. Overall we felt lucky to have found and booked the listing, and we’re very satisfied with our stay.
Sarah G.
July 2023

Will appointed and well-stocked property. Parking right out front is very convenient. The location is perfect, close enough to walk but not in the middle of the downtown bustle.
peter M.
July 2023

This place was an absolute dream! The location was perfect- just a little walk across the street to Honl Beach. The place was very clean, and had so many things we loved- the pull out couch gave just a bit extra room for the family, the cute lanai to sit at for breakfast, and the roomy bedrooms and bathrooms. We loved the addition of beach stuff in the closet, as well as the stocked kitchen. The thought of ice packs was amazing and well used. This place had everything we needed for our beach adventures! Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Janae J.
July 2023

The accommodations were excellent. A couple of issues we had were fixed almost immediately. As mentioned in a telephone conversation, the only recommendation would be to replace the beds on the main floor. While somewhat comfortable, the noise was like sleeping on paper.
Connie B.
July 2023

The condo was beautiful, It was clean, and had everything we needed during our vacation. Will Definitely stay there again when we visit the Big Island.
Riena M.
July 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. 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: We had a great time the property was clean, management company was professional and the condo was in good condition. The pool was warm and appreciated for our teens that enjoyed an evening swim before bed!
Amy K.
July 2023

The unit was wonderful - very clean, in a very well kept and safe community, nicely decorated, and had everything we needed for our stay. It has excellent internet connection for working, and the work area upstairs is nice to have. Our young children loved it. There were even games like Clue, Monopoly, Sorry, and a few pool toys, 4 beach chairs, boogie board, etc. From the loft, we could see cruise ships and parasailers. We ate dinners on the lanai, which was nice. The neighboring units were quiet. Communication with the owners is fast and easy. We would definitely stay again. To note, the unit has a/c. The renter has control over turning it on & off and to some degree, control of the temperature. The owner controls a preset program that has a minimum temperature that the a/c can be set to. For our stay, that was 76 degrees (we could not turn it down lower). But, that said, we were very comfortable and never found it necessary to contact them to ask if we could have it any cooler. It would not at all hinder us from staying again. Overall, a fantastic stay! I hope we have the opportunity to return.
Morgan M.
July 2023

Great location on the big island
Michael H.
July 2023

Location was great and so was place. I wish we had the dryer working all week since we packed lightly expecting to wash our clothes, but we made it work without it.
Patty D.
June 2023

This was a business trip that became the stay of a lifetime. the Host was extremely helpful and very responsive! They went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. If we ever had a question or a concern they responded quickly and with information that was helpful.
Kathie C.
June 2023

Property was clean and easy to check in. No air conditioning made it hard to sleep at night even with all five fans. They need a new coffee maker, fix some blinds but other than that nice stay.
Susan D.
June 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: My family and I loved this place and would definitely stay again. The property was well remodeled and very clean. The pool was a great addition and location was so close to town. Only downside was finding out the day before our trip that the washer/dryer was broken and we had planned on using that.
Adam S.
June 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was adequately helpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. I was very happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Location was great. The overall property was old and not very clean.
Abhishek Singh C.
June 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: Great experience, everything was communicated well and on time.
Avijit M.
June 2023

We had a nice stay and the condo worked great for us. Thank you!
John K.
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: We absolutely love this vacation apartment. Brand new with all supplies( kitchenwares, beach supplies...) and it’s so close to Kona DT!
A guest from San Mateo, CA
May 2023


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