Casa De Emdeko, Big Island

Casa De Emdeko is a beautiful oceanfront condo resort located on Ali'i Drive, just 1.5 miles south of Kailua-Kona village in Hawaii. The resort offers a blend of Hawaiian ambiance with lush tropical gardens, two swimming pools (one oceanfront saltwater pool and one freshwater pool), a private man-made sandy beach area, and a cabana with BBQ grills and dining tables. Guests can enjoy breathtaking ocean views, watch whales and dolphins, and experience stunning sunsets from the tiki torch-lit patio area.

The gated community provides secure private parking, an on-site laundry facility, and a commercial building with a convenience store/deli, beauty salon, and spa. Casa De Emdeko is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and nearby beaches, making it an ideal vacation destination for families, honeymooners, and retirees alike.

Casa De Emdeko Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Casa De Emdeko is $142. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $273. 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.

Casa De Emdeko's Best Rentals

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 841 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 reviews for Casa De Emdeko condo resort on Big Island reflect an overwhelmingly positive experience from guests. Many praised the resort's beautiful location, which offers peace and seclusion while still being conveniently close to local attractions. The private beach and pool areas, especially the saltwater pool, were highlights for many visitors, providing a perfect spot for relaxation and watching sunsets.

Safety and cleanliness were also highly valued, with guests appreciating the well-maintained and secure environment. The condos themselves received compliments for being spacious, well-equipped, and offering stunning ocean views. The presence of amenities such as a well-stocked kitchen, comfortable bedding, and beach gear added to the convenience and enjoyment of guests' stays.

However, there were a few minor criticisms, including issues with parking availability, occasional maintenance problems, and some units being a bit dated. Despite these small drawbacks, the overall sentiment was that Casa De Emdeko offers a fantastic vacation experience, with many guests expressing a desire to return. The friendly community atmosphere and the property's beautiful grounds were frequently mentioned as reasons for guests' satisfaction. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 841 guest reviews.

Recent Casa De Emdeko Reviews


The reason we chose this unit was for the washer and dryer so we could pack less! We never got the dryer to work, the garbage disposal didn’t work, and mildew around the bottom of shower floor! The construction under our unit was a little annoying but other than that it was nice.
Heidi B.
March 2024

Very comfortable for 1 person Liked the location, T V cable is problem, no matter where you stay in Kona! The condo, is very updated and very nice, living room could use a comfortable chair, like a recliner! Thats the reason I said for one person was very comfortable!

March 2024

Newly renovated space was nice and clean. Comfortable bed and nice balcony. We wished there were beach chairs and boogie boards provided. Would definitely stay here again.
Sharon H.
March 2024

The condo was lovely. The kitchen was well equipped, appliances were all up to date and worked well. The property was well kept. We especially enjoyed the saltwater pool.

March 2024

I had a wonderful stay. The property was perfect. It was clean and updated with everything you may need. It was quiet in the evening and everyone staying there was friendly. The location was perfect, just mins away from all the food/shopping. I would highly recommend this property.
Andrea L.
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: Overall, our stay in 332 was very pleasant. A couple of items came up. The washer has problems starting up, but it did work the few times we needed laundry done. Also, the Emdeko Board should look at the stopped rain drain coming from the roof. A few times a lot of rushing rain water got dumped onto our third floor lanai. The unit was in good shape and nice to stay in. Knutson has served us well for seven stays in a few different Kona condos. Thank you guys!
Marian E.
March 2024

The location couldn't be any closer to the water. The unit is very plain, needs to be decorated with Hawaiian theme. Right now it's just rooms that are very blah. It really can be nice if this is done.
Tom H.
March 2024

Warm and friendly
Rebekah L.
February 2024

We stayed at this property for 12 days. It was exactly as shown, very updated and clean. Kitchen was well stocked and organized. Central air conditioning was great. The Casa de Emdeko is a gated complex which is well taken care of. Ronny was very quick to respond to any questions. Would stay here again.
Sandy O.
February 2024

Great place if you want to be on the ground floor but no ocean view.
Gail D.
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: Great location, beautiful condo, well appointed. Couldn't ask for more. Will keep it in mind for future trips.
Jon and Sonnet B.
February 2024

Bright kitchen, plenty of dishes and utensils, and spices. An outstanding "welcome" basket was a surprise! Main living area is spacious and the lanai is absolutely perfect. The retractable sun shades on the lanai are of a high quality. The lanai overlooks the BBQ/common area which comes alive around 5 pm! Ocean view and salt water pool view. I would absolutely stay here again.
Colleen T.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was 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: Casa de Emdeko is a great complex! We loved the salt water pool right beside the ocean, and the atrium and water fountain in the middle with all the birds singing their beautiful songs. The property description was accurate, arrival and departure instructions were straight forward, Knutson & Assoc were great to work with, and we would definitely recommend this property to others. We did however, find the cleaning to be a bit sub par. Housekeeping should pay more attention to the details/high traffic areas (e.g. door knobs and light switches and surrounding areas). We found the kitchen to be very functional, the living area had lots of space, and the bathroom, especially the spacious shower, was great! Having the Kona Trolley/shuttle bus stops right in front of the complex was very handy as well. We spent a lot of our time out on the lanai, enjoying the birds' songs, and watching for whales - and yes we saw some! We very much enjoyed our week at #330 Casa de Emdeko!
Bill & Karen C.
February 2024

Lovely
Verna G.
February 2024

Nice pool - microwave not working Parking always full Great sunsets
Yvonne H.
February 2024

Words cannot fully express how nice our stay was at Casa Kona. The condo is spacious with exceptional ocean views from a large lanai. Hosts are accessible and welcoming. Upon arriving you are enveloped in Aloha and never want to leave. We are looking forward to returning.
jan L.
February 2024

Perfect weather, even in Hilo. Fellow residents of Casa de Emdeko friendly, quiet and respectful. We completely love this place
peter p.
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: The listing was very accurate for this condo. There is a new washer/dryer in the unit. Had a comfortable sofa and two chairs for seating in the living area. There is a nice black out shade in the bedroom which provides privacy keeps the outdoor lighting from keeping you awake at night. Could use better lighting in the bathroom. The a/c system doesn’t seem to be adjustable in temperature or fan speed even though the thermostat had options. I don’t think this is specific to this unit, we have stayed in other units with the same issue.The property manager was very helpful and arranged with the owner to purchase 2 beach chairs since there weren’t any in the unit.
Pat W.
February 2024

Second time staying at Casa de Emdeco. Great location, and love the saltwater swimming pool.
GEORGE S.
February 2024

Really enjoyed our stay in this unit. Easy walk out (no stairs!) to the pools, patio, and sunset. Large living room with Murphy Bed is a plus, and the walk in shower was perfect at the end of the day. Ronnie was great to work with - would love to stay here again!
Frank P.
February 2024

Beautiful condo, perfect ocean front for sunset and whale watching. Kitchen fully equipped. Beach accessories available.
Renee M.
February 2024

Great location
Brian C.
February 2024

This unit had everything we needed and more. There were spices for cooking and all the cooking items you would need. The refrigerator and cupboards included food items left from previous guests. This was extremely helpful. The unit was immaculate which I really appreciated. There were lots of bedding and towels. We used the sofa bed as well as the master bed. It was very comfortable for one adult. If we come again I would like the same unit.
Jane B.
February 2024

This was a perfect stay. The only thing better would be an ocean view, but for the price this was perfection. She was very responsive and made sure we were in and everything was good. Parking we usually had to park outside the gate but that wasn’t a big deal. The sunset everyone gathered and watched. The pool was definitely chilly and the salt pool was closed for high tides while there. The bed was very comfy, the kitchen was well stocked with quality equipment; the towels were soft. We ate on the lanai and listened to the birds. She really went above in making this place feel like home. A wonderful hose with a wonderful home. Very clean! I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here at all.
Suzanne L.
February 2024

We enjoyed being close to the water. The high surf for most of our stay made the ocean beautiful to look at. Nice sunsets! The condo is well appointed and Christy was quick to respond to our queries. It's nice to have an end unit where no one walks past your bedroom.
Paul C.
January 2024

Stayed for 1 month and this was a great place to stay. Close to beach, downtown and grocery stores. Trolly stop in front of complex. Saltwater pool was closed several times because of high surf, not really the fault of the property. Being right on the shore has its drawbacks. Overall enjoyed the stay.

January 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: First impressions. the unit looked very clean, the front room large with open floor space. The kitchen well equipped. The bed was very uncomfortable. A 4-inch-thick piece of multi-purpose foam was used for a topper and too soft producing sweat and we rolled to the middle.As mentioned by others, the outside lights at night lit up the bedroom like noon time. After a mostly sleepless first night we removed the foam piece, remade the bed, it was comfortable! We had to cover the bedroom window blinds with towels to darken the room at night.The Tv was about 20 feet away from the couch and initially we had to raise the volume, so we decided to move the couch 6-8 feet towards the TV and that made all of the difference solving the TV viewing and loudness problems.We put the large old bed foam piece, behind the couch during our stay.The washer and dryer were a plus as the complex pay machines were very old looking.No beach stuff, coolers, umbrellas, snorkeling equipment etc.The air conditioning was a plus.BTW: during the night the bed without the foam pad was cooler, just used the ceiling fan.The TV had a good picture but no Element remote control, just the Spectrum remote. Our Fire Stick was useless, no other HDMI ports were available. There were no usb outlets so bring your own.The balcony was wonderful for early morning coffee and breakfast as well as an afternoon drink or dinner later. We spent a lot of time here.The beach area was nice for relaxing and viewing the sunsets as was the saltwater pool.There were continuous internet interruptions with warnings on our Ios units saying the connection was not safe. Our MS laptop just disconnected, regularly. Virus scans showed no breaches but be cautious anyway.This unit became very comfortable after we made the above changes, especially discarding the bed foam topper, covering up the bedroom windows at night
Joe W.
January 2024

Great condo with fantastic amenities. Very comfortable bed. Great location. Highly recommend.
Jaclyn W.
January 2024

This condo was such a comfortable place to stay. It is spacious and roomy. The owners have supplied it with everything we could possibly need and more. From all the fans, towels, closet space, and even a starter pot of coffee, we felt very welcomed. Also, this condo is located in a beautiful complex in a great location.
Kristin T.
January 2024

Thoroughly enjoyed my first trip to Hawaii, thank you!
Lorraine C.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than 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: I booked this property over 6 months in advance through VRBO and a contract from Knutson as the property manager. I got an email from VRBO confirming the full price and thought that was that. About a month and a half before the trip I was notified by Knutson that despite the contract the rate would go up by $300 dollars due to a tiny clause in Knutson's contract allowing the owner to raise the price. I was given the option to either pay the extra or they would let me out of the contract. At that time it would have been very difficult to find another comparable unit since it is a popular area and units get rented well in advance. Knutson rep was not very apologetic about it, pretty much take it or leave it. So be sure to pay in full through Knutson asap to avoid increases, and even then, beware of a price increase. Other than that, the unit was in a gorgeous location. The unit is older but decently well maintained. A musty smell upon entry, but to be fair it was very humid in Kona. Kitchen well appointed; some signs of wear on the furniture; twin beds VERY firm/hard; sheets for king bed wouldn't stay on the bed. The bedrooms are next to the entry door. Beautiful lanai. The older louvered glass floor-to-ceiling window in the small twin bedroom allows a lot of wind and sound in to that bedroom; not a deal breaker but when we had a bit of a storm one night the adults staying in that room ended up sleeping on the couches, which were actually quite comfortable. Management while there was very prompt and responsive. It is a hike to get to parking from this unit but worth it for the direct oceanside views. The complex is very well maintained and quiet. There was no one there when we arrived to check in. Called mgmt and were told to just fill out a form there regarding our rental car info. Overall I would recommend this unit for the great location and stunning views.
Lisa S.
January 2024

Very please with everything about the resort and unit we were in. Hope to come back. Deb and Den
Deborah M.
January 2024

Very nice unit and excellent location. Hard to beat the view and the calmness of the location. Clean, well managed. Everything we needed was there. The tables and chairs on the lanai are weathered, but otherwise, descriptions and photos are accurate. I appreciated the thoughtful complimentary goodies offered. Like others mentioned, the pass code to the pedestrian gate did not work, so we used the car gate. Parking inside the gate could be hard to find after 6 pm. But did not have a problem with finding parking just right outside the gate. Check-in is through a manual lockbox on the front door. Overall, very nice stay and would stay here again next time. Recommended.
K T.
January 2024

The property was very comfortable, clean, and well stocked. The owner was easily reached and helpful with any questions. Sitting on the lanai was wonderful-the sound of the waves was nice and loud. We really loved the little beach area with the lounge chairs…perfect!! (You can’t get into the ocean here) The cabana area was great so we could have our daughter and her family over for some meals. We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely rent this property again. Thanks Ric!!
michelle m.
January 2024

Overall this was a five star stay for us. The condo has been nicely updated and is very clean. The location is top notch. The entire grounds are wonderful. Only hiccup (and it wasn’t much) was regarding the email we received containing check-in info. The WiFi connection information was outdated so we didn’t have WiFi for our first day and the entry gate code was wrong but we could walk through the driving entrance instead. Once we finally got ahold of Ryan he was quick to help.
Steve H.
January 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: Appartment was clean, everything needed was provided.luandry is on property, not in appartment, but available in lobby
Vladiana S.
January 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: This like-new, well-appointed unit was immaculate with comfortable furniture and everything a guest needs. Large walk-in tile shower. Bed very comfortable. The quiet elevator area was close by, which can be important for guests who need to limit stair use. While it is farther back in the complex, it is a very pleasant outlook onto the garden and fountain area and easy access to the common area terrace and beach.
Cheryl R.
January 2024

The location and condition of the unit was great! Ronny was kind and communicative, even checking in with us when the nearby airport had an issue. I would stay at their other properties.
Leigh S.
January 2024

As always, great experience. Well maintained property, no cockroaches - that is a big plus in Hawaii. Laundry machine is inside. Everything you need to enjoy hawaii is here. For you and your kids.
Vladiana S.
January 2024

We are coming back to this property for 12 years. Peaceful, well taking care off, great appartment.
Vladiana S.
January 2024

It’s an older property but the unit has been remodeled and is quite comfortable. We really enjoyed the sandy area at the water’s edge. Spending the afternoon under the palm trees, watching for whale spouts was delightful!
James M.
January 2024

Comfortable and spacious condo. Salt water pool was a nice feature. Also enjoyed the common area with grills and tables for enjoyable sunset dinners.
Simone B.
January 2024

Well kept, clean, well stocked, comfortable, easy access to Kailua, beautiful patio lanai area to gather with family, loved every moment!
Tanis K.
January 2024

Fantastic property. Superb lanai with daily whale watching and glorious sunsets. Kitchen was well-stocked with everything you could need. Very clean and updated condo. Grounds were well-maintained and kept very clean as well. Would definitely stay here again!
Lori A.
January 2024

The elevator was a nice bonus as my wife has some challenges with stairs. The grandchildren visited us and the last day and enjoyed both the fresh water and sea water pools. The courtyard and water garden were a real pleasure to walk through and view from above.
Frank M.
January 2024

What’s not to like? Very together and homey place. I hope to return someday. Don Canada
Donald E.
January 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: Casa de Emdeko 330 was a great rental for our 10 day stay in Kailua-Kona. The condo provided a lot of indoor space, and included a washer/dryer, as well as a fully stocked kitchen and California King bed. The unit was very clean and the outdoor deck space was large and offered a fantastic ocean view. We did not encounter any problems and the rental through Knutson and Associates was seamless. It was also nice to have a code for the door instead of carrying keys with us. Will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Hawaii island. 5*

January 2024

This was our 4th stay at Casa de Emeko and have rented a different unit each visit. CasaKona is one of the best. We felt very comfortable and "at home". This was our first stay in a 2 bedroom and loved the very spacious lanai, with an exceptional view of the ocean and breaking waves. We appreciated the generous welcoming basket of goodies from Brent and Jeff. We would not hesitate to book this unit again.
Carol C.
January 2024

We spent 3 nights at this vacation rental. Extremely clean and family friendly. The view was awesome
Sanjay K.
January 2024

My husband, my mom and I spend 10 days in this place. We had a lot of plans to do on this island, but we so like this cozy place that didn’t want to go somewhere else. The owner Ric was very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend his condo and I would like to return there again!!!
Inna K.
January 2024


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