Kona Isle, Big Island

Kona Isle is a tranquil, oceanfront condo resort in Hawaii that reflects the style of classic Hawaii with well-maintained grounds and modern conveniences. The 74-unit complex offers a heated pool, barbecue area with picnic tables, and a sandy beach area where guests can relax in lounge chairs or enjoy the shade while watching dolphins, whales, and turtles. The resort is located 1.5 miles from Kailua-Kona's restaurants, shops, and nightlife, and is close to picturesque Kailua Village, beaches, and snorkeling spots. On-site amenities include a library with free Wi-Fi, a saltwater pool adjacent to the property, and a man-made beach with lounge chairs and barbecue grills. Kona Isle is a non-smoking property and requires a minimum stay of 5 nights.

Kona Isle Average Rates


As of June 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kona Isle is $171. 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 621 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 Kona Isle condo resort on the Big Island receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests. Visitors appreciate the resort's beautiful views, clean and cozy condos, well-maintained grounds, and convenient location close to attractions and amenities. The oceanfront location is ideal for experiencing the Big Island, with guests enjoying the sound of waves, the clean and heated pool, and the "sandy" beach area for relaxation and reading. The condos are noted for being well-stocked with kitchen utensils, pots, pans, and beach gear like chairs, snorkels, and umbrellas, making stays comfortable and convenient. The BBQ area is a hit for sunset dinners, and the property's quiet atmosphere is frequently highlighted. While some minor issues are mentioned, such as the need for more beach/shower towels or minor maintenance, the overall sentiment is extremely positive, with many guests expressing a desire to return. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 621 guest reviews.

Recent Kona Isle Reviews


Super nice view and location. The manager was excellent.
Andrew F.
March 2024

This was our second time staying in this beautiful in so many ways condo. The view is perfect. The complex grounds are pretty and the pool is quiet. Centrally located, close to Kona and near a nice outdoor market place. Our teenage granddaughter enjoyed swimming in the natural pool adjacent. We hope to visit again.
Janice T.
March 2024

Everything was fabulous and exceeded our expectations! The suite was very clean and bright and was equipped with everything we needed from cooking meals to being beach-ready. They have thought of everything for an easy and enjoyable stay! The highlight was waking up to the amazing view right outside the lanai - very private and comfortable to enjoy morning coffee and breakfast or a glass of wine while watching the amazing sunsets. Perfect location in Kona - close enough to everything but far enough away for peace and quiet. Again, the oceanfront location of suite was perfect to watch the surf, sunsets, and whales - which was the highlight. 10/10 highly recommend!
Derek S.
March 2024

Everything about this condo was perfect! It was beautifully designed for vacation rental, with all the accoutrements we could have imagined included. We were able to eat outside on the patio most meals. James was a great host, very responsive- although we had very few concerns, as he covered questions we may have had with email/text instructions. We also loved the complex and how friendly they all were. Swimming in the pool, watching the Humpbacks, grilling/sunset watching right from the the property grounds.
Barb D.
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: If we ever return to the Big Island, this is the condo we will stay in again. PERFECT.
Ben K.
March 2024

Unsurpassed view...you can hear/see the waves crashing against the rocks. Coordination great...no issues
Roland N.
March 2024

Exactly as advertised. Easy and free parking. Very clean unit. Queen Bed was ok, but not great. 2 ceiling fans and a floor fan worked well. Small wall mount AC works great for living room, not great for the bedroom even with the fan suggestions. You may find it sleeps a bit too warm. High speed internet, worked great. TV had a lot of channels, I mean a lot! The complex is very very quiet, which was nice. This Unit is a ground floor end unit next to the parking lot, which was great to move in/out and for packing our golf clubs daily. It worked really well for us. The small lanai was great for morning coffees. Condo was stocked well with everything you would expect and more. There is a stair case next to the bedroom windows, you will hear people using it when you are in bed. The location is great; far enough from town to be away from the noise and most homeless. Close enough to walk 30 mins, or take a 5 minute $7 Uber. We took Ubers which were easy to get and always friendly. The condo waterfront is great to watch the waves and the sunsets. Beautiful sunsets! Site check-in was easy, communication with Michael was too…although we never really needed him. Overall, we were very happy with the stay. Would recommend for sure. Thanks Michael!
John
March 2024

We loved our 2 week stay in this lovely condo! Well equipped with things like a coffee grinder, air fryer, beach chairs, umbrella, 3 different coolers, boogie boards, toys, games and more. (No dishwasher but being 2 it was never a problem) Also, no ice maker but trays provided or you could walk next door to the convenience store and buy some. Gorgeous decor as well. We were always comfortable in the apartment even without A/C…being an end unit there is great ventilation in the bedroom and the ceiling fans in the main room and bedroom were all we needed. (There were floor fans supplied as well). We appreciated the sun screen in front of the lanai for the late afternoon. The condo complex is immaculately cared for with a manager on site who keeps everything so clean and inviting! We used the pool, the sandy beach area - great loungers and umbrellas as well as plenty of natural shade from the trees. We appreciated the numerous picnic tables which allowed us to invite friends over for an evening meal prepared on one of the 3 gas barbecues. Because it is set back from busy Ali’i drive, it was so quiet both day and night. An added bonus was the public saltwater pool next to the complex - As it is not maintained, the water can get cloudy if the surf is low. We were lucky enough at the end of our stay that the surf picked up and cleaned it completely out - we spent our last day lounging and swimming in the pool. Great parking spot too. We would return in a heartbeat! Mahalo!
Kris A.
March 2024

Nice place and relaxing area near water. Would stay here again.
Natalie A.
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: We had a very relaxing time at the Kona Isle! The view from C38 is spectacular! Every day was a new view of spouting whales, boats, and wonderful smells from the ocean!The unit had everything we needed!
Linda N.
March 2024

We found your property and condo very delightful. The condo had most everything we needed for cooking, had plenty of towels for personal, pool and sun, beach chairs, snorkeling equipment. Even some basic spices in the kitchen, enough paper goods for most of the week which we refreshed before the end of our stay. Sufficient cleaning supplies and nice appliances. It took a couple of tries to understand the dishwasher and the washer dryer combo. All was in great working order . The nightly sound of the waves put us to sleep and the view from the lanai was Awesome as was the whale watching from the same spot. The property was quiet and pretty much occupied by our same vintage 😉👍 The manager is hard working and we often observed him cleaning the grill area, raking the sand and all around cleaning and maintaining the grounds. Very nice man and I’m sorry to have not asked his name. Parking was easy and all in all we would visit this condo again. We loved the little market walking south and across the street. All the vendors were so nice. The Ahi Poke bowl was amazing, so was the chocolate vendor, the Hawaiian soap, etc. I brought my Ukulele and enjoyed the sunsets as I played. The waves were pleasant and quite loud so I don’t think anyone else could hear my playing and that’s okay, lol. One drawback is that there aren’t a lot of routes to walk other than the busy Alii Road. Time to upgrade your sheets and the comforter was getting rather pillballed . Mahalo 💕😊🌴
David and Jan T.
March 2024

Condo and property as advertised. We’ll equipped, clean and quiet. Good condo well maintained property. Have stayed here several times.
jack f.
March 2024

This was a wonderful oceanfront condo. It was exactly as listed. We had a beautiful view of the sunset everyday. The condo was well stocked with extra items for beach days as well. Check in was extremely easy. They even left my husband and I a special card/gift bag since we were there celebrating our 10 year anniversary. I would highly recommend this condo.
Hannah G.
March 2024

The property is absolutely beautiful! Very clean and spacious. The view from the balcony is so nice! The ocean front area is stunning! We really enjoyed watching the sunsets. The unit itself is nicely decorated. Owners have everything labeled and easily accessible. Thank you for making our stay so amazing. 😊
Alvaro C.
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: This condo is probably the best one in the complex (other than the direct waterfront buildings). It is situated on the corner with great views of ocean making it better than the other ones in either building B or C because you dont have to directly look across at the other units. The condo might have the best kitchen amenities of any condo we have stayed at in Kona. Well thought out for the vacationer with all the beach amenities you would need!
Kelly A.
February 2024

Loved our stay here, the location was perfect, the condo felt like home. Loved the ocean view, sounds, breeze and sunsets!
Karen E.
February 2024

The condo was centrally located. The condo had many extras that we appreciated- extra towels, beach chairs, etc. I highly recommend this condo.
Nancy O.
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: Enjoyed the condo and grounds, georgous. Everything was amazing the property management team worked hard to be accommodating
Dale L.
February 2024

This is one of the best units we have stayed at in Kona. Best unit in the complex and close to so many things. We can't wait to come back!!
David S.
February 2024

Great rental by the ocean and near restaurants. Very clean! I wish we could have stayed longer and hope we can stay again in the future. Thanks to hosts for renting their condo!
Lori C.
February 2024

Beautiful oceanfront condo. The condo was quite comfortable and spacious and well equipped. Loved that there were beach chairs and an ice chest for our various outings. Having A/C for overnight made sleeping comfortable. Property was beautifully landscaped and loved the beach area for soaking up the sun and the pool for cooling down. Our favorite spot is the lanai and whale watching and taking in the beautiful sunsets. We definitely plan on coming back and staying in this condo again.

February 2024

Lovely condo, exactly as shown. We loved having the gas grills and picnic area with lounge chairs. There was always a group of friendly people gathering to watch the sunsets and the whales. Owner was full of helpful suggestions and great communication. Do yourself a favour and eat at Jackie Rey’s and the Rebel Kitchen - both were fantastic!
David W.
February 2024

Very nice place right on the ocean. walked to Downtown Kona (about 1.5 miles)
Douglas R.
February 2024

Well designed and thought out condo. Some of the cooking utensils are getting well used and could be replaced, but everything was useable and functional. Beautiful grounds and will definitely stay here again when I can!

February 2024

Great apartment, modern interior and perfectly located at the oceanfront with stunning sunset views from the terrace. Great choice to stay in the area.
Alexandra P.
February 2024

This was a very nice condo. It was extremely clean, great location, quiet, and it had everything in it that we needed. I would definitely stay here again.
Francy S.
February 2024

The unit was clean and comfy. The property was well kept and the location was nice as well. I will recommend it to friends
Debra S.
February 2024

Beds are comfortable. Kitchen and washer/dryer are handy. Great location, and BBQ's on the beach to cook food!
Christina S.
January 2024

The unit was comfortable and big, view was great along with pool. Only complaint it did not have an oven.
Sherry S.
January 2024

In my many many many years of renting vacation cottages, I have never seen a home so well-stocked with everything. We took spices and such, but there were many things available had we needed them. Every kitchen utensil imaginable is there. There were numerous things that we bought but were in the house such as trash bags, cooking spray, olive oil, and plastic storage bags. The cooler and wonderful beach chairs were greatly appreciated. A washer and dryer is a great bonus even though we did not use it. Now…..LOCATION! The beauty of the gorgeous water and the pounding of the ocean waves could entertain us for hours. We had not anticipated the fabulous whale watching!!!!!!!! That was amazing. The grounds were immaculate as was the great grilling area. We did not use the on-site swimming pool, but the fascinating tidal pool nextdoor was a jewel. Gorgeous small birds entertained us right on the front lawn. We were fortunate to have the full moon during our stay. That, combined with the gorgeous sunsets, was a beautiful ambient touch. We could not have been more pleased with the condo and the area of Kona.
Norma C.
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: We stayed for just over a week in this wonderful suite at Kona Isle Condominium. It is well located and delightfully decorated with a small exception of one broken chair back. There was only two of us so we didn't even need that chair so it was not an issue for us. Knutson and Associates Property Management answered all of our questions in a timely manner and to our satisfaction. The onsite resident manager is one of the hardest working people I have ever seen and keeps the complex looking great. I recommend this location.
Leslie B.
January 2024

The location was perfect. It was wonderful to hear and see the ocean right in our backyard. The complex was comfortable and well laid out. It was quiet and neighbors were friendly. The location to restaurants and other activities was very good. There are three floors to the complex so be prepared to bring up luggage on the stairs.
Anthony G.
January 2024

Clean, the property is so well groomed, enjoyed our stay. My first time staying, will be Returning… Mahalo
Marie S.
January 2024

2nd stay in this great condo. great views, up to date, wonderful complex with friendly people.
Mark and Kathleen H.
January 2024

this condo has everything we needed for a perfect stay. James is a wonderful host and the property manager is always at hard work keeping the grounds beautifully groomed.
kathy m.
January 2024

Great location to explore the Kona Coast. Beautiful condo and grounds. Well stocked kitchen with comfortable bed and furniture. The highlight is the condo's oceanfront which was great for lounging around, barbecues, picnic area and sunsets. We really enjoyed our 7 night stay.
Greg P.
January 2024

The view from the condo is amazing! The salt water pool is right next door and was so much fun to relax in. The condo complex was neat and tidy, and we really appreciated the quiet hours between 10pm and 8am. I only have two suggestions to make it even better: Accent lighting in the living room would be a huge improvement. It’s hard to read on the couch at night with just ceiling lighting, plus it’s just not very cozy. Also, shades for the lanai doors/windows would be great so you can walk from the bathroom to the bedroom in your birthday suit without putting on a peep show for anyone who might be passing by. Oh - and providing shampoo and soap would be nice. We got in at night and had to run to the store for those items so we could shower after a long day of travel.
Kathryn H.
January 2024

Great location. Comfortable, charming condo!
Sherri W.
January 2024

This was our sixth trip to Kona Isle and we found this well-appointed unit has nice touches that many rentals lack: dishwasher, numerous hooks for convenient storage, a keypad for the door so you never worry about keys, and kitchen knives sharp enough to enjoy preparing food. Most importantly, the owner is helpful and responsive. When we had a minor hiccup, she called quickly and everything was resolved in a matter of minutes. When our flight home was canceled, she was super kind and helpful to accommodate us for a couple of extra days despite the hassle of rescheduling cleaning between tenants. Definitely recommend this owner and condo!
Tim W.
January 2024

We really enjoyed our stay in James's condo! It's a great location, really close to everything in the Kona area, and we especially loved spending time on the terrace and in the pool, plus the fact that the Ali'i Salt Water Pool is right next-door!
Evalena F.
January 2024

Wonderful place!
Jenn P.
January 2024

This property was everything you need for a relaxing, adventurous or bit of both vacation. Location was excellent; market across the street, short drive to town or magic sands beach. Very walkable too along Alii drive, however you need to be aware of traffic. The amenities here are excellent from Tommy Bahamas chairs, coolers, boogie boards, umbrellas and snorkelling gear. You have everything you could possibly need to make meals at home. We enjoyed the property and the natural saltwater pool next door was a great surprise! Great snorkeling down the way at snorkeling beach with lovely volunteers each day. We loved Kona and can’t wait to return again soon. Hosts were great with communication and helpful with suggestions. Place was clean and had comfy beds! We felt very safe and all the neighbours were friendly and welcoming.
Shannon M.
January 2024

We had a lovely stay at Kona Isle. The unit was comfortable and close to town. The views were fantastic and the people from Knutson and associates were quick to respond to any questions or needs that arose. We are definitely considering a return visit in the near future and would book this property again.
Marna Y.
January 2024

Perfect view of ocean, easy stroll to salt water pool. Didn’t use the bbq or swimming pool but they seemed great and perfectly located with a lovely view. Place had everything from boogie board to beach chairs and coolers. Kitchen had what we needed and the A/c although a bit noisy worked great. I can’t wait to travel here again.
Adam 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: Kona Isle was even better than described. I loved the grounds - lots of green space, on the ocean and great outdoor amenities. The condo was very well-appointed. You could hear the ocean from every room. Condo was welcoming and comfortable. I would highly recommend. Looking forward to my next stay!
Tina H.
January 2024

The condo was nice, clean, and close to DT.
Leann F.
January 2024

Michael is very good at communicating. The unit is properly priced for an enjoyable stay. Cheers!
Joseph S.
January 2024

Mahalo!
Vitaly K.
January 2024

Lovely spot with superb amenities. We will be back!
Diane N.
December 2023

Place was very nice and right on the ocean.It was comfortable. It came with beach chairs and things one might need on the beach. Barbecue grills were fantastic for grilling. Two things that would make it better, air conditioning and a dishwasher.
Rich F.
December 2023


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