Alii Villas, Big Island

Alii Villas is a popular oceanfront condo resort located in Kona, Hawaii, offering a quiet and relaxing atmosphere with lush tropical landscaping. The resort is situated 1.5 miles south of Kailua Pier and within walking distance to downtown Kona, where guests can find restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. The complex features a solar-heated pool, BBQ and picnic area, oceanfront seating, and shoreline access for expert swimmers. Guests can enjoy breathtaking sunsets, watch spinner dolphins, and socialize with visitors from around the world. Snorkeling is nearby, and the complex is close to Keauhou Shopping Center and the start of the marathon leg of the Ironman World Championship.

Alii Villas Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Alii Villas is $136. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $240. 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 650 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 Alii Villas condo resort on the Big Island receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests. Many appreciate its peaceful atmosphere, clean and well-equipped units, and the convenience of its location-not too far from the center of town but distant enough to offer relaxation. The ocean views are frequently highlighted as incredible, and the provision of beach accessories in some units is a welcomed bonus. However, a few guests noted the absence of air conditioning in their units, which made it uncomfortably warm, especially at night. The complex's grounds, including the pool area, are consistently described as beautiful and well-maintained. Hosts across different units are praised for their communication and helpfulness. While there are minor criticisms about specific aspects such as cleanliness in isolated cases or the lack of certain amenities, the overall sentiment is that Alii Villas is a fantastic place to stay, with many guests expressing a desire to return. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 650 guest reviews.

Recent Alii Villas Reviews


Nice size 3 storey walk up, clean, well stocked. Fair bit of Street noise can be heard in the master bedroom. If you are not used to a busy city it could be a problem.
Harper B.
March 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: Condo in great location beautiful view comfortable all the amenities needed for a great stay
Diane B.
March 2024

My husband and I had a very nice stay at this condo for a month in February. The complex is generally quiet but that can depend on your neighbors since voices carry easily on the lanai. Excellent pool and rarely crowded. The furniture was very comfortable, especially the bed. It’s a nice spot to watch the sunset with your neighbors. The condo cooled efficiently with the ceiling fans and standing fans. We enjoyed walking to town for dinner and would take the Trolley or Uber home since it is a little far to walk on Alii at night. The kitchen had everything we needed and we used the community grills for fresh Ahi dinner at home. Good communication with Abby from the management company. We would stay here again.
kathleen k.
March 2024

Images were accurate. Would recommend this property. Excellent location with easy access and parking. We did have some issues with the 'neighbours' noise (fighting) but appeared to be immediately reconciled by the property manager - thank you. We would recommend staying here.
Juli B.
February 2024

Pool was cold so that was a big negative as we really couldn’t use it Quite noisy from neighbours talking at night but probably unavoidable given proximity of the rooms Kettle and scissors missing but quickly supplied on request Apartment itself was ok
robert m.
February 2024

This unit has one of the best views in the whole condo complex. We liked the layout of the unit. The owner was very responsive and nice. I let her know that there was a little ant problem and that the teflon frying pans were trashed and she responded quickly and said she would take care of both issues right away. There were a couple of items that could probably use updating due to the normal ocean air deterioration. I.e. the patio chairs were pretty rusty as well as a few of the metal kitchen utensils. The entrainment equipment was really nice and the TV service was great. The bed was comfortable. Overall though, a real nice place!
Wendy K.
February 2024

Great location! Great view
Jeffrey K.
February 2024

We enjoyed our stay and found we could easily drive north or south for snorkelling and great beaches. The condo complex is quiet and cared for. Rules were enforced, not just posted. The owner was an excellent communicator.
Cherie M.
February 2024

Great visit. Great location. One of the fans were broken prior to the stay with no AC
Andrew E.
February 2024

Beautiful well stocked condo. Laura was a very attentive owner who replied immediately to any questions.
Shelly W.
February 2024

We stayed in the unit and explored Kona. We found the condo as advertised. Liked the lanai in the morning to have our breakfast. We were impressed by the grounds, plants and birds all around. Communication with host was excellent. Received promptly all of the information
Luc V.
February 2024

The unit was just as presented. We loved hearing the waves crash while eating on the spacious lanai. It was well appointed and we would love to come back.
Scott K.
February 2024

The view lanai is easily the most fabulous element of this condo! It was spectacular. We appreciated the well stocked kitchen which included condiments and spices. A great lodging option.
C L.
February 2024

This is the 4th time my husband and I have stayed at Alli Villas, but the first time in John and Carol’s condo. It was definitely our favorite of the 4 - great location with a beautiful ocean view from the lanai, very clean and well stocked, nicely decorated, and the bed was super comfortable! John was responsive in his communications and was very helpful when we arrived early. We hope to be back soon!
Karen H.
February 2024

Superb in every way. Mahalo.
Ernie F.
February 2024

Great condo and good location. Our view was amazing and we saw whales and dolphins every day. The condo was perfect for our needs.
Donna M.
February 2024

This condo is just as advertised. We enjoyed a great week in Kona right on the ocean. 15 minute walk into town. Everything was perfect.
Jon K.
February 2024

We love staying at Ali'i Villa condos, and Paul's condo was no exception. We love having the washer/dryer, and the designated parking spot. We had everything we needed for our Big Island stay. Paul was so accommodating when we had a little issue while there. He did everything he could do to remedy the situation in a timely and friendly manner. We had plenty of plates, cups, and utensils for meals, but would have liked a smaller skillet and a few more basic seasonings like pepper. There were plenty of basics like soaps, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, dish detergent, trash bags, etc. We appreciate the cleanliness of the condo and love the grounds and the pool and how well kept they are, and we enjoy gathering for the sunset at night. The location is safe and close to so many things, too. Paul was a wonderful host, and we are already set to return next year.
Steve B.
February 2024

Nice amenities, wonderful view. Close to sunset viewing area. Met some great people. Visited with some old friends.
Ann R.
February 2024

Our second stay at this unit. Ocean front perfect view. We saw many whales right from the balcony. This condo has everything you could possibly need. Thank you for another wonderful stay.
Patricia T.
February 2024

Enjoyed our stay.
Verna L.
February 2024

Good location, good facilities. Owner responded quickly to inquiries.
Rich W.
February 2024

The location and amenities of the complex were outstanding. The villa was also functional and included everything as advertised. The ocean and pool views were also spot on. The issues that reduced the overall rating of our stay were: - cleanliness and maintenance of the villa. It was fairly obvious that the cleaning company being used has not been doing their job. From the build up of soap scum on the glass shower doors, to duct on ceiling fans and carpets their lack of effort was obvious. From a maintenance standpoint the dryer did not work for our entire stay, the kitchen faucet was very loose, the sliding glass door would not lock and bedroom window slates would not close. Concerning communication with the property company, we contacted them on our 2nd full day that the dryer was not working. After the initial contact, I did not receive a proactive call. All future calls were the result of me contacting them first. While I understand that the dryer was under warranty and required outside service which complicated repair, it was not repaired during our 12 day stay.
David W.
February 2024

Epic views of sunsets and whales from our lanai. Wonderful host. Very well equipped home with great amenities. Nothing I could imagine was missing. It was a comfy bed and a great pool. Copious towels and a great stocked kitchen. Truly remarkable.
Jayne T.
February 2024

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful property! The location and ocean views cannot be beat. The ocean is so close that it looks like the lanai is sitting just above the crashing waves. We slept so well each evening with the ocean breeze and sounds. The condo itself is beautifully furnished and the kitchen is well stocked with anything you could need. We also loved the comfy beds and walk-in showers. The unit does not have air conditioning however, it does get a great cross breeze with windows and doors open. We are so glad to have found this little gem for our long weekend hop over to the Big Island.
Jenni F.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Excellent location to watch the action of the ocean, whales, sunsets, dolphins along a rustic shoreline. A clean, well-kept property and only 15-20 minute walk to downtown Kona, with a Kona Trolley stop close by. Very easy to work with Knutson reps and their Website.
Gerry Brennan B.
January 2024

Stayed at this condo for 12 days with my daughter and my best friend. Location was great. Lovely view out of the lanai, especially for sunset. Could see whales from the lanai as well. Loved the convenience of the reserved parking spot. Condo was very comfortable and well stocked for the kitchen and for the beach. (Was there a pizza pan somewhere we couldn't find?) Only thing we had to buy was more TP. There were very few washclothes for showering, but we always bring extra in case of this. It's made very clear in the listing that there is no elevator and no AC. The breezes keep the place cool and the no elevator wasn't an issue (except when bringing our luggage up on arrival.) :) We would definitely stay here again.
Lisa S.
January 2024

This unit does not have a workable lock on the sliding glass door. You can't close the door tight enough to put the pin in the slot. For what they charge in cleaning fees, you would think the owners would clean the carpet. But the beige carpet is covered in dark spots. GROSS!! The rest of the unit was reasonably clean except for some mold in the corners of the shower. I won't be staying here again. They also sent the password for the Internet but didn't say which of the 15 networks it went with. In addition, the property manager said they sent check-in instructions by e-mail. I never got them and recontacted them. Nothing. Did they mean texting rather than sending via email? Poor communications regardless. As part of the instructions, they should have said that parking was assigned - lock for the spot with your unit number on it. It would have been helpful. I had to figure it out on my own. Frustrating check-in all the way round.
VICKY
January 2024

Just impressed by views n everything needed in the home were there
Yasmin H.
January 2024

Property was perfect, clean and perfect location. Loved our stay
Sara C.
January 2024

The condo was great. We loved the large comfortable lanai that had many chairs and spent every morning there seeing many whales. I was concerned the condo didn’t have air conditioning but it was not an issue at all since the ocean breeze and fans kept us very comfortable. The condo was clean and had nice carpet. It was well stocked with everything we needed for a two week stay including coolers, beach towels. Umbrellas, beach chairs and a washer and dryer. Also the kitchen was well stocked with a few staples and plenty of cookwares. Enjoyed our stay, we would stay there again and would recommend this condo.
Lisa B.
January 2024

I still can’t believe we were lucky enough to rent Betsy’s condo on the ocean! It was a vacation straight out of a dream. Condo was super clean and had everything you would ever need plus things you didn’t know you would need! Beds were comfortable and THE VIEW THE VIEW THE VIEW!! None of us wanted to come home! Mahalo nui Betsy for sharing your home with us! We will book again soon!
Megan M.
January 2024

We loved our stay here. The view is amazing. During one storm we enjoyed watching the waves crashing over the wall. We saw dolphins right outside on the water, and of course, whales too, in the distance. It was a great location, easy walking distance to all the shops. (about a mile). It was very clean, and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. The beds were comfy, and so was the furniture. The lanai was huge! Overall, a beautiful place and location.
Janet L.
January 2024

We loved our stay in this unit. Bed were comfy, everything spotlessly clean, and everything we needed was provided. Great communication from the owners. We could have sat on the balcony all day enjoying the beautiful views and the spinner dolphins passing by, except there were so many other amazing things to do nearby like swimming with incredible manta rays. Mahalo for a great holiday.
Sarah P.
January 2024

The host John could not have been better! The condo is equipped with everything anyone could possibly need. The view, pool, area quiet, so great. Only negative is that the decor and furniture is tired and could really use some upgrades. Great value nevertheless and worth the stay.
Paul
January 2024

We enjoyed our 5-night stay in Ali'i Villas. The location provides easy driving or walking access to Kona and it's a great location for traveling south. The complex is quiet and the unit had a well-equipped kitchen and loads of water toys (snorkel sets, pool noodles, coolers, boogie boards, beach towels, and chairs). The lanai was a relaxing place for meals or watching the tide. The washer/dryer worked great. The bedroom with twin beds has louvered glass windows, so it was not as quiet as the main bedroom, but the only sound was the crashing waves. The snorkeling was great next to the Pu'uhonua o Honanaunau Park and at Kahalu'u Beach Park; there was a wide variety of fish at both locations. The surf was too rough to snorkel off Napo'apo'o Beach, but the drive there was gorgeous.
Shannon R.
January 2024

Great location for walking/biking into town. Clean property with a properly stocked kitchen to enjoy morning coffee and breakfast. Closet full of beach gear for some fun adventures. Overall, I would recommend it!
Ashley L.
January 2024

Condo is convenient to town, great ocean views…. good sized for 4 adults.. and amazingly equipped! Everything you need in kitchen, pantry etc.. and the “beach closet” is a treasure trove!! Multiple Chairs, boogie boards, coolers… snorkel sets! Owner VERY helpful and responsive. Neighbors gather for sunset, lots of helpful tips. Really NOTHING negative to say! Pool for condo next door right next to our lanai, so need to close curtains if dressing in MBR.
karen d.
January 2024

My most important pluses: Unit was clean and parking convenient. Down points as noted on prior reviews, street noise and 3rd floor no elevator. Additional Positives: excellent cross breeze, two AC's in unit, and ceiling fans in living room, kitchen and bedroom. Nice lanai and well stocked kitchen. Bed is on the soft side, not my personal preference, but not a take-away, just a notation. Free shuttle stop right in front of complex, approx 1-1/2 mi from town and all restaurants; shops. All-in-all a good bargain.
J L.
January 2024

I love Alii Villas and have stayed at more than one condo over the years. This was a well appointed condo with a fantastic lanai right on the waters edge. I stayed there by myself for 2-3 weeks and was very comfortable and content and had everything I needed nearby. In addition, they had great supplies for the kitchen, cleaning and laundry and it was very convenient. My husband and teenage daughter joined for 2 weeks and had a blast. The boogie boards and snorkeling equipment in their "activity closet" went a long way for the teenager and my husband loved the place. Very clean and nicely decorated. High recommendation! Very gracious and accommodating host. Thank you!
Marcy M.
January 2024

Very nice compound with very well taken care of grounds. Units are so tightly grouped with windows facing the lanais, you could hear everything going on in the other units. Great location and beautiful sunsets from the lanai
Brian A.
January 2024

When we first showed up here, a combo of jetlag, tiredness and excitement, my first reaction was what a dump. Unfortunately, I was comparing it with my last trip to Hawaii with a fully renovated suite. The next morning though, we both woke up with grins on our face and ended up loving this place. So much so, that we can't wait to book again. It's a ground floor unit, so the temperatures were never uncomfortable (no air conditioning). We appreciated the size of the unit & it's ground floor patio. Everything we needed was present, including some snorkeling equipment and beach chairs. Great location for walking to town (approx. 1 mile). This unit is right in the middle of the complex, so it was quiet & handy to everything,,, including the pool & the ocean. Plenty of people from the complex gather at the ocean for sunsets. I'd say the only downside is there is no dishwasher (first world problem) and sometimes voices in the complex tend to carry. Most of the time we didn't notice the voices but sometimes, the inconsiderate ones would be sitting out on their balconies having really early morning or late night chitchats. Most of this just took an adjustment in perspective and we treated it like background noise. Keep in mind that info about checking in doesn't show up until about a week before arrival. We would have appreciated just a little more notice than this. Dawn was great at answering questions. She even made sure we had a coffee grinder...nice touch.
Brad D
January 2024

As advertised! Beautiful!
Peggy S.
January 2024

We loved our stay in Vicky's unit in Alii Villas. The unit itself was clean, bright, and well stocked with a great ocean view. And the location of the complex is perfect on Alii, within walking distance of Kona and local beaches. We would definitely stay again.
Elizabeth C.
January 2024

Good property, nice condo, well stocked, pool awesome, view from pool very good.
Jeff R.
January 2024

We loved everything about this condo and we plan on returning. Great view, location and facilities. Super clean!
Laurel H.
January 2024

The Condo was nicely furnished and kept up. The owners were very responsive and easy to work with. Overall it was a 5 star
thomas e.
January 2024

We enjoyed staying at ali’i villa and very grateful for Paul for hosting us! He helped a lot. The place had everything we needed just wish there was some boogie boards and snorkels for us whenever we went to the beach but it was no biggie. The only downside that I didn’t like was in the bathroom the shower liner needs to be changed out because it looked moldy but overall our stay was great for 6 days! Would definitely come back.
Claudine B.
January 2024

Very clean and comfortable. Close to Kona town. Should update the direction to the property. Google map will work after it is on Alii Drive
Jie
January 2024

We had an excellent stay here. The condo is beautiful and had everything we needed. We arrived a bit earlier then check in and were able to utilize the pool whilst waiting for the condo to be ready. The location is perfect and the view of the ocean is incredible. Would definitely stay here again.
kelly b.
January 2024


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