Kona Makai, Big Island

Kona Makai is a beautiful oceanfront complex located on famous Ali'i Drive, just over a mile south of historic Kona Village. The well-maintained resort features lush gardens with native Hawaiian plants, an oceanfront heated saltwater pool, hot tub, tennis courts, exercise rooms, ping pong, gas barbecues, and covered parking. Guests can enjoy oceanfront seating with loungers, watch spinner dolphins, whales, and monk seals, and experience stunning sunsets. The complex is gated at night for security and offers easy access to snorkeling, scuba diving, and other water activities when ocean conditions are calm. Kona Makai is conveniently located near restaurants, shopping, farmers markets, and various recreational activities, making it an ideal choice for vacationers seeking a tranquil and picturesque Hawaiian getaway.

As of December 2023, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kona Makai is $196. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $309. (Prices vary depending on the specifc unit, and season. Visit the rentals page to see unit rates. Holiday rates are often much higher and the averages don't include the booking and cleaning fees that rentals charge, or Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax).

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Guest Reviews Summary

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

The Kona Makai condo resort on Big Island is generally well-regarded by guests, as evidenced by 600 reviews. The resort is consistently praised for its stunning ocean views, beautiful grounds, and convenient location near Kona town, beaches, and other amenities. The units are described as clean, comfortable, and well-equipped, often including extra amenities like beach gear and cooking equipment. The well-maintained pool area and the resort's quiet atmosphere are also highlights for many guests. Some guests noted minor issues, such as certain units needing updates or repairs, and a few mentioned strict pool rules. However, these concerns did not significantly impact the overall positive sentiment. Many guests expressed that they would return or recommend the resort to others, indicating a high level of satisfaction with their stay at the Kona Makai condo resort.

Kona Makai 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: I highly recommend staying in this property. We stayed at an ocean front unit. It was memorable experience - you go to sleep and wake up with the sound of waves. The unit was clean and well managed. The air conditioning is enough for Hawaiian property - we actually had to turn it off in August nights as the overhead fan is enough for the temperature. Very comfortable living, and convenient to Kona shopping.
Fan F.
August 2023

Property was beautiful. Listening to the ocean waves watching the sunset from the lanai was a highlight of our visit. We only wish we could have stayed longer.
Laura O.
August 2023

This condo in the Kona Makai complex is somewhat small, but makes the most of its space, including having a quality washer and dryer set in a nook in the very-well-stocked kitchen (which itself is pretty sizeable). The queen bed is very comfortable and there are lots of extras in the large bedroom and hallway closets (especially bedding and beach supplies). Sports a very nice bathroom (single) and a comfy living room, plus an excellent lanai that overlooks the ocean and pool area. And there's A/C in the living room and bedroom plus ceiling fans to keep cool The only downsides, for us, a family of four, were that the pull-out sofa-bed was a little uneven and mushy, and the bathroom fan doesn't do much to clear out steam. Overall, though, a great place, and the manager, Mo, was great to work with. Also, a very convenient location on Ali'i Drive.
Josh S.
August 2023

The property fit our family of 4 w two teens perfectly. It was beautifully decorated, and provided enough towels, bedding, etc. glad to have a washer and dryer on site. The kitchen was well stocked with basic items and seasonings. AC in bedrooms worked. Bed was a good size and comfortable enough. The gym weight equipment in the fitness room is pretty much rusted. Don’t get your hopes up if you wanted to use weights. Running along the main highway is your best option.
Irene W.
August 2023

Disappointed with several aspects which I explained in an earlier email with photos
Daniel M.
August 2023

We stayed here for a week with our 2 kids 11 and 15. Place is pretty clean and well kept. AC in the master bedroom should be a little bit stronger but it’s ok since there is a ceiling fan. The views are beautiful from the lanai. The gym whether it be cardio or weights can need some work and definitely an upgrade. Overall I would highly recommend this unit.
Michael J.
August 2023

We enjoyed staying at this beautiful location. It was right in the middle of all the fun activities we had planned. Everyone else in the complex were very friendly as well. Perfect place for a family vacation.
Kelly K.
August 2023

Very nice place. Loved it.
Pierre-Yves L.
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: The property was so beautiful and well maintained. The unit was a bit on the older side but very clean and well maintained. We loved that it was on the first floor, no having to log everything up a. Inch of stairs but we still had a view of the ocean from our lanai. We could not ever get the moving area a/c to flow cold air, but the bedroom one worked really well and that’s really all that mattered to us.
Connie Y.
August 2023

This condo was beautiful. Plenty of room for 4 of us. Beautifully decorated, clean and onsite staff friendly and helpful. The view from the deck was amazing and the owners provided lots of fun snorkel and boogey boards. The upstairs bathroom leaked through the ceiling to our main bathroom but the company responded quickly and we were not impacted for too long. Would definately recommend! Thank you.

July 2023

The condo was as expected based on listing. It was a great location where we were able to watch July 4th fireworks from the rocks below. The snorkeling right in front of the condo was surprisingly good. There were a few minor maintenance issues that we reported. Air conditioning in each bedroom only. Our family enjoyed the stay very much!
kathy l.
July 2023

All was wonderful. Close to everything.
Michael S.
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: beautiful location, sunsets are amazing, management company responds very quickly if you have any questions, property is very well kept
Karen F.
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: This unit is far and away the best condo in the complex. Beautiful views in all directions. Waves crashing directly below combined with the terrific ocean breezes provide for a tru!y restful vibe. We spent hours on the wrap around Lanai just relaxing and enjoying the views. The unit was fairly well stocked but would have appreciated more daily use items like soap, toilet paper etc being supplied for longer stays. The entire property is meticulously maintained with flowering plants everywhere. The pool and spa are always clean. We were able to go snorkeling without even leaving the property as the rocky area just below is teeming with a large variety of tropical fish. You just need to make sure the ocean conditions are calm enough to keep from being scraped against the rocks.We only had one occasion to contact Knutson with a problem (broken toaster) and they delivered a brand new one to the door within an hour. Excellent and responsive service.It was a terrific experience and we'll be back.
Dennis O.
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 rented accommodation was even better than expected. Very comfortable in every way, including beds, fans, air con, sofas, balcony comfort. It had everything we could have needed and the washing machine and tumble dryer were appreciated. Lovely view from the balcony. Well kept grounds which were beautiful with plants and flowers. Pool well maintained and really enjoyable to be in. Would highly recommend.
A guest from Telford, NA
July 2023

We truly enjoyed our time at this unit. Perfect size for 5 adults. Well stocked, clean, and easy access to Kona. We enjoyed the pool, outdoor cooking and dining area, and the recreation area as well. We will definitely return!
Jennifer W.
July 2023

Excellent for the prize. Clean and along the Alii strip.
Edwin G.
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 simply had an amazing stay. The condo itself has got so much to offer. It’s vast, clean, filled with amenities and the balcony overlooking the courtyard is a real gem. We could ramble on and on but instead will simply say that we would not hesitate a second to go back. If you choose this unit, you will not be disappointed. Thank you again.
Joce B.
July 2023

I cannot say enough about this condominium, the complex and the owners of the condo. The condominium is beautiful, clean, has a fantastic view of the ocean and is equipped with everything you need for a perfect Hawaiian vacation. I highly recommend staying here. The grounds of the complex are also stunningly gorgeous, the pool is right on the water and you can go out on the lava rocks and snorkel right in the ocean from there. The owners of the condo are very kind and accommodating. I will definitely be staying in this condo again.
Christie W.
July 2023

Lovely. We love the Kona Makai for its scale, beauty, and location. Not for people who need extra large spaces with constant entertainment. Much aloha.
Karen D.
July 2023

This was a great location for our family. We loved the location. Being able to walk or drive to restaurants and shops was really convenient. The grounds are definitely meant to be a quiet location for guests but that was fine for us. The pool and ocean access was awesome. The sunset views from down by the pool were awesome. We definitely would come back to this spot. The condo had everything thing we needed for a great stay.
Erika
July 2023

Stayed in June and had a wonderful time. The unit was clean and perfect for us! Nice view and well maintained grounds. Nice pool and hot tub area. Nice seating area on the water where you can walk on the rocks and see everything. You can even snorkel off the rocks on a calm morning! Mahalo
gary s.
July 2023

We enjoyed our stay in Kona. The property is beautiful including the landscaping and pool. The property is well kept. Our unit we stayed in was roomy and well kept.
Erica E.
July 2023

The overall facility was beautiful, in a great location, with access to coastal lava and an amazing blow hole. Outdoor grills were excellent. Hot tub and pool and landscaping were amazing. The apartment, itself, was a little old and janky. The dishwasher racks tended to fall out whenever we opened it because of a missing roller. And the fridge tended to not close fully, so we had to always double check and often reclose it to make sure it remained closed. The knives (as is almost always the case in every VRBO) were dull and not very useful. Several lights and electrical sockets were not functioning. There was cable, but only bare-bones stations available. Nevertheless, there were nice views from both lanais, and it was cozy, comfortable and sufficient for our needs. Plenty of extra towels and linens. Good washing machine. And the loft was super convenient for kids or teens. And the owner was super nice and friendly and helpful.
Mike D.
July 2023

Will absolutely stay here again!
Justine A.
July 2023

The view is spectacular and you can’t hear the neighbors through the walls. Loved the location because it’s so close to a lot of the shopping areas where there’s also a great amount restaurants. I highly think anyone looking for a great private location, this should be in your top 5 for this island. Plus the great rate.
John N.
July 2023

Beautiful property and wonderful accommodations. Hope to be back soon!
Shannon F.
July 2023

I’ve stayed at this property pretty much every year for quite a while now. It never gets old. The grounds are immaculate, and the pool & spa are very well maintained. The BBQ area is also well kept, but we had a little trouble getting two of the grills up to temp this trip. No idea why. But the friendly, social time spent grilling with new friends watching spectacular Kona sunsets…well, you can’t put a value on that! The unit we stayed in this trip was a first time for me. It was well equipped and maintained. The kitchen was well-outfitted (we like to cook so this is a plus for us), and overall the hosts had everything we were looking for in a cozy condo by the sea. Kona Makai is an older property, and some of its age is showing, but its a special place and we make allowances. Important to us is cleanliness and friendly surroundings. We got just what we wanted.
Brian W.
June 2023

This condo was fantastic for our family of 3. The condo is in a prime location, well appointed, roomy, and has plenty of parking. We will definitely be staying here again!
Jesse M.
June 2023

Amazing location with great access to all places on the island. Clean condo with a great outdoor area to enjoy the sunset each evening.
Kai C.
June 2023

Condo and amenities were perfect and the lanai views and sounds so relaxing. Great time with families as we celebrated our 40th!
Bob S.
June 2023

We are a family of four, with 2 middle grade kids that don't like to share a bed. This place fit the bill with two twin beds in the loft, and that was perfect for us. It is also conveniently located quite close to many of the Kona coast's tourist attractions, restaurants, etc. The pool is beautiful, and being right next to the ocean is really nice. Other reviewers have commented on the copious number of rules that this place seems to come with. It is laughable, really, (Do not make a splash when entering the pool?!?) and can certainly be off-putting. We didn't have any trouble, though, even with middle-grade kids who *did* use the pool. Overall, we had a great time and would certainly consider staying in this place again!
Deborah S.
June 2023

I would stay here again. Very pleased with the property and unit.
Lisa G.
June 2023

Quiet location, close to town and with a great front ocean view by the pool. We enjoyed our stay and would come back again!
Stefanie K.
June 2023

The condo was well stocked. The cooler and blue ices was very useful. The kitchen was well stocked. Very clean and great view. I was very excited about the Keurig. Claudia stayed in touch and I appreciated that. I would highly recommend.
LAURA C.
June 2023

Very clean, well appointed. Everything we needed. We come to Hawaii every year and the view from the veranda was awesome. I will definitely stay here again.
Dennis S.
June 2023

This place had pretty much everything you needed. Silverware, bath towels, cooler for beach, etc. The house manager was awesome and very accommodating. This place is definitely a must to rent when you're out here and staying at Big Island. I'm saving this rental for a future visit for sure. Thank you Dawn for everything.
Francisco T.
June 2023

This property was the perfect spot for us! The pictures are exactly how the condo is and the entire condo community is quiet, beautiful, and relatively small. The view from this condo is amazing, and the pool and oceanside area stays quiet and relaxing. The sunsets viewed from the ocean community deck area are excellent! It is only one mile from some restaurants and a few beach shops and short drive to sand beaches (lava rock is at this area of Kona). The condo has a fantastic offering of kitchen accessories to be able to cook, if you want. The owner has thought of everything and supplied extra touches to make your Hawaiian vacation a wonderful experience!
Devon G.
June 2023

Our condo had everything we needed and communication with the property owners was excellent. The setting is absolutely beautiful and close to everything in Kona. Can’t wait to come back!
Darrell K.
June 2023

The property manager, Dawn, was terrific handling the issue I had. Door lock was difficult until you figure it out. The furniture was pretty old and uncomfortable. Kitchen was sparsely stocked. The bed, however, was nice and comfortable.
Anne M.
June 2023

The overall facility was beautiful, in a great location, with access to coastal lava and an amazing blow hole. Outdoor grills were excellent. Hot tub and pool and landscaping were amazing. The apartment, itself, was a little old and janky. The dishwasher racks tended to fall out whenever we opened it because of a missing roller. And the fridge tended to not close fully, so we had to always double check and often reclose it to make sure it remained closed. The knives (as is almost always the case in every VRBO) were dull and not very useful. Several lights and electrical sockets were not functioning. There was cable, but only bare-bones stations available. Nevertheless, there were nice views from both lanais, and it was cozy, comfortable and sufficient for our needs. Plenty of extra towels and linens. Good washing machine. And the loft was super convenient for kids or teens. And the owner was super nice and friendly and helpful.
Mike D.
June 2023

Perfect condo for my wife and I taking a trip without the kids. Location is amazing, just a short drive to the main strip along Ali'i Drive. The snorkeling right in front of the property was amazing, great underwater landscape including an underwater bridge just off the entry point that was super cool with lots of fish. You are entering off of the rocks so not for a novice swimmer or first time snorkeler, but we managed to get in and out without issue. All in all, we would love to visit this property again some day, great trip!
Beau B.
June 2023

Apartment was perfect and the view is amazing! I really hope we will have the opportunity to be back!
Ermanno M.
June 2023

This was our second vacation spent in this wonderful condo. It is equipped with everything you could need. Nature provides the rest, the sounds, the occasional rain, and peace. We’ll be going back again next year.
Timothy T.
June 2023

Chad and Laurie were really helpful in providing detailed information about island beaches and favorite restaurants. They responded very quickly to my questions and were wonderful hosts. Instructions for arrival and departure were clear. The condo is in a great location for day-trips to Volcanoes National Park and to Hilo for the waterfalls and very close to Kona for restaurants and shops. Lots of beautiful beaches to choose from and great snorkeling nearby. A++ for location! The condo has a stunning view of the ocean splashing against the lava rocks below. A great grilling area, pool, hot tub, ping pong table and even a little lending library near the bar. The landscaping is beautiful and the area was very peaceful and quiet. The condo itself had very comfortable beds and all the amenities we needed, including beach towels, a cooler, pool noodles, boogie boards, beach umbrellas and some snorkle gear (and more). The kitchen was well kitted out, which was great because we ate in a lot and could just venture down the stairs for an amazing sunset after dinner. There are air conditioning units, but we mostly just left the doors open at night to catch the breeze and listen to the ocean waves. I think the loft space was a little warm because of that, but my son said he slept fine. Truly a a dream vacation - we would love to return some day! Would definitely stay here again if we had the chance! Thank you!
Erika L.
June 2023

The unit was the perfect size for our large group. The check-in and check-out instructions were seamless and easy to follow. There are cooking supplies and utensils in the kitchen so you can cook while you're there. The location is great and secure, the pool was nice, and the property manager was responsive to questions.
Emily J.
June 2023

Great vacation, location. Highly recommend.
Tyson and Cheri S.
June 2023

This was the perfect location! Close to town, yet quiet, beautiful view of the ocean, and sunset viewing was spectacular!
Tami H.
June 2023

The building management does a great job keeping the surrounding areas lush and tropical but well maintained! Location of this condo was perfect! Pool outside the unit. The two bedrooms were great. I slept in the guest bedroom and the mattress was just right! We have stayed at other places on the island, but we will definitely be coming back to this one next time.
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 very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a comfortable stay in this lovely flat and did not miss anything. We went home completely relaxed and blessed. Sunset at the barbecue was awesome.
Jana S.
June 2023

We really enjoyed our stay at the Kona makai unit. The property is very nicely maintained, and full of beautiful gardens. We've stayed in a number of places in Kona on previous visits, and this is probably one of the lushest and greenest complexes we've been in. As an added bonus, it backs onto the shore, so we were just steps away from the waterfront. It's too rocky to enter the water there, but we enjoyed just exploring the tidepools and watching the sunsets. The unit itself is clean and very well stocked. You have everything you need there to prepare your own meals. There are even lawn chairs and snorkeling sets if needed. The lanai is shaded nearly the entire day, so it never gets too hot. We enjoyed sitting out there and looking over the plants, the birds and the view. The location is good, it is about 1.5 miles from the center of Kona. However, there aren't too many amenities in the immediate vicinity. The green flash coffee shop is very close, and it is great, but note that is only open m-f. All in all, it was a great stay, and we will definitely return to the Kona Makai.

June 2023

Really enjoyed staying in this unit. Comfortable, fully stocked with all the items you need to go to the beach, nice layout with Comfortable bed, very nice shower, complete kitchen with all the items to make nice meals, nice patio facing the ocean and complex has very nice pool/hottub as well as several gas grills. Gated complex and seems very safe. Easy walk into town and conveniently located stores. Definitely would like to stay there again!
Deborah S.
June 2023

Breathtaking ocean front view in great location. Super duper large lanai (balcony). Very thoughtful property management with all equipment and stuffs you would need during the stay. We literally felt like home while staying at the condo. Upgraded kitchen and a brand new laundry machine. Well maintained condo with quiet residents. Easy check in and out with clear instructions. Although there wasn’t an elevator, 3rd floor wasn’t so bad for our daily exercise. Parking and building needed to walk a bit but not far. Very laid back environment. We certainly will return to Big Island and will rent again from Knutson and Associates!
MJ N.
June 2023

Beautiful views and location was great. Had all the amenities needed, condo was updated and in great condition. Great stay!
Paul
June 2023

We had a great stay on the island of Hawaii. I wish we could have stayed longer, as we were just there for a few days to visit family. The unit was very close to many restaurants and shops. The grounds were very nice, with lots of activities like a pool, ping pong table, and a beautiful sitting area to view the sunsets over the water. The unit was stocked full of everything you would need. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Christina S.
June 2023

Amazing place! Wrap around lanai with views of the sunset. Bedrooms setup perfectly for privacy and both also had direct access to the balcony. Never needed air conditioning, as the ocean breeze kept the place comfortable at all times. Well equipped kitchen, nice bathrooms, and comfortable beds. No idea if the living room furniture was comfortable since we spent the whole time in the lanai! Easy drive into town.
Ben D.
June 2023

We decided to stay here twice this trip and it felt like coming home. Hosts are super accommodating and respond quickly to anything you need. You won’t regret staying here
Dean C.
June 2023

I have poor experience staying at this property. Couch were smelly, wifi was not working. After complaining about wifi and providing proof that we didnt use the wifi the owner blamed us to broke the wifi and charge us $400. I am still following with Vrbo and hopefully will get my money back. I never had such a poor experience in my life. I hope someone will be there to walk us to the property during checkin so we didnt have to face this issue.
Fnu G.
May 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: We loved this vacation rental, because it was very quiet situated, had a wonderful garden, was large and well equipped. The management was helpful. But the booking could be done easier, as we experienced in other similar condos: less mails (we got all twice from Knudson and ), some several times, a signment of a rental agreement we had in no other case and this was stressful for us, the download of an extra app we think is not necessary, a mail with the entrance codes one or two days before would be satisfying.
Walter F.
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 had a comfortable stay in this lovely flat and did not miss anything. We went home completely relaxed and blessed. Sunset at the barbecue was awesome.
Jana S.
May 2023

We loved this place so much, we stayed twice in one trip! Very well stocked with everything you need, great host communication, and very close to town. Will 100% stay again.
Dean C.
May 2023

The unit is in a great location! It has a nice pool and bbq area overlooking the ocean. It’s also minutes away from beaches for snorkeling, boogie boarding and surfing. The unit was clean and both the bed and sleeper sofa were comfortable for sleeping. The bathroom is updated and has a great shower. Very well thought out for a perfect guest experience.
Dena B.
May 2023

Great location, great view. Owners were easy to work with. Place was fairly large and well layed out. It was uncluttered, but had everything we needed.
jane h.
May 2023

We spent two weeks in this gorgeous condo. A lot of time on the wraparound lanai, with views of the ocean and lush grounds. Kona and restaurants were convenient to visit. Clean grills by the ocean, pool, and jacuzzi. We will definitely return to this piece of paradise.
synthia F.
May 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: We loved this vacation rental, because it was very quiet situated, had a wonderful garden, was large and well equipped. The management was helpful. But the booking could be done easier, as we experienced in other similar condos: less mails (we got all twice from Knudson and ), some several times, a signment of a rental agreement we had in no other case and this was stressful for us, the download of an extra app we think is not necessary, a mail with the entrance codes one or two days before would be satisfying.
Walter F.
May 2023

Very nice upgraded condo
Tom G.
May 2023

Perfect for the two of us. Location is nice, short walk to town, about half way between sites we go to.
Cliff H.
May 2023

This is a great property, located close to many activities. It’s a nicely maintained smaller property so it is quiet and peaceful.
ANGELA B.
May 2023

I would definitely book this unit again! It was a great location and beautiful inside. I enjoyed speaking with the owners…. They were very accommodating.
Jan B.
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: Clean, nice, everything was there. Great view
Sarah M.
May 2023

We loved the beautiful ocean front condo. The best part was the gigantic lanai with incredible views and plenty of seating! Very well appointed kitchen with all we needed to prepare great meals and enjoy them on the outdoor table w sunset views. I highly recommend staying here!
Cheryl S.
May 2023

We could sit on the lanai and enjoy sunset and cruise ship movements. Air conditioning was great and a glitch with a leaking washer hose was addressed promptly. The condo is appointed nicely and is roomy. The complex has beautiful tropical landscaping and the pool is nice. A lot of rules about no floaties or jumping in makes this a good complex for people with babies or older folks. Teens probably would not care for the quiet vibe. This condo is one building back from the ocean and right next to the short walkway and roundabout loading area. Very convenient.
Mari H.
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: Marvelous view from wrap around porch/deck. Spent many hours mesmerized by the ocean waves. Condo in beautiful location in complex. Stairs a bit challenging with 50# suitcases. Cocktails on deck necessary for recovery. We will RETURN! Thanx for being so accommodating
RICHARD M.
May 2023

Condo was very nice w great views! And updated! Huge plus! Condo has everything you need! Master bed was very comfortable. The condo was well put together. The property itself is lush and in immaculate condition. However, the residents are VERY fickle and very big on people being quiet in the pool and on the grounds. I understand that there shouldn't be screaming or disruptive behavior. But being grown adults (in our 50's) and being told on your first day in Hawaii and seeing a pod of dolphins right in front of you, to keep it down because you're being too loud being excited?? It was 7:30 am, and quiet time ends at 8. My bad I guess. Then being told not to take our ceramic coffee cups to the oceanfront lounge chairs to watch the ocean in the morning. Because they may topple on the table top and break and shatter and hurt someone?? Ok??? And being given the "stink eye". Lots of rules and I guess the residents are possessive. I understand to a degree, but come on, it's Hawaii and people are excited to be on vacation! Families w children go there and residents were very obvious that they aren't fond of children and visitors. Other than that, it's beautiful. It's lush. It's clean. Condo owner was great and so easy and accommodating and kind. And again, the condo was beautiful!!!
gina h.
May 2023

Condo was nice and clean with a well stocked kitchen. Has a good selection of beach accessories as well. The grounds are nice and it is easy to find parking in the lot.
Brandon 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 rented the one bedroom apartment for a full week and had an amazing time! It had everything we needed, even if a few features felt outdated, all were full functional. The sofa was what I like to call a couch hole, something so good you NEVER want to leave. We used the free books, the pool and hot tub, and walked down to the rocky coast several times. The bed was great, place was clean, and I wish we'd grilled out, but we aren't cooks lol.The staff was amazing. Quick responses to questions, and maintenance came same day for one weird noise we were hearing (turns out was a different unit lol!) And got it all sorted quickly.Would go back in a heartbeat.
JESSICA T.
May 2023

This was a wonderful, sweet little condo. Just perfect for a stay in Hawaii! Such a gorgeous view from the lanai, beautiful decor, comfortable bed, and well supplied kitchen. Even the bathroom was beautifully decorated with lovely ocean themed art! Take a short walk to the ocean, right from the condo, for beautiful views and lovely sunsets! We would definitely stay here again!!
Ricky W.
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: Great place to stay in Hawaii! Great access to shopping, restaurants, beautiful view of the ocean where we could see dolphins swimming by while enjoying our morning coffee/tea. The condo was spotlessly clean, with access to linens, towels, beach towels, lawn chairs, dishes for cooking and lots of other useful things! The pool and grounds were perfectly maintained. Tennis courts were also well kept and great to play on! Couldn’t ask for anything more!
Courtney T.
May 2023

Went to Kona to attend a wedding and found this unit. Looked good, and it was. Do not have anything to say bad about Alii Makai. It was quiet, grounds kept up very nice. Would we go again to this unit? Yes we would.
Michael P.
May 2023

Flew in from the PNW for a week. The Kona Makai was clean, well managed, condo was large, roomy, kitchen worked for making full dinners or what ever. Would do this again. Had a blast.
CONAN T.
May 2023

The view was beautiful each morning and evening. Close proximity to town. A great place!
Lori M.
May 2023

Comfortable stay, experience and conditions exceeded descriptions
Bob A.
April 2023

We enjoyed our stay at Kona Makai. The condo was clean and had everything for a relaxing start to the day with coffee and a nice patio. There was everything we needed to enjoy the beach and snorkeling. The Kona Makai complex was very quiet and had a terrific view of the sunset from the pool area. The television screen quit while we were there and Rod quickly evaluated the problem and had a new TV installed. We would definitely come back in the future.
Steve O.
April 2023

The place was great. We were able to easily access the whole island. We met lots of nice people at the pool and the place was so quiet. We never heard anyone else. Great for a couple or girlfriends looking to get away.
Danielle L.
April 2023

We had a fabulous time for our 2 week stay. I would highly recommend this condo. Everything was just as advertised and more. The grounds were gorgeous the view was even better than the photos. The condo had everything we need for our vacation. Thank you for allowing to stay in your beautiful condo.
William S.
April 2023

Great location, wonderful grounds, cute - well provisioned condo! Had a fabulous trip.
Tracy E.
April 2023

We’ll appointed condo, great location
Frank H.
April 2023

Loved this property. Wrap around lanai had views from every spot. Quiet and clean.
Kimberlee W.
April 2023

Unit was very clean, had everything we could possibly need. Loved the location & grounds, was very quiet. Very happy with our choice.
Kevin N.
April 2023

The condo was excellent! Best view of the ocean in our option. I got COVID on my second day there, so my stay was not ideal. My husband got it the day before we left. If we go again to the Big Island, we will definitely contact Paul.
Marie N.
April 2023

Great location. Condo was well equipped with everything you could need. Would definitely book again.
Summer W.
April 2023

We enjoyed having a fully stocked kitchen, community bbq area, beach chairs and umbrella, cooler, and reserved parking space. Great location for our tours of the island!
Michael V.
April 2023

We rarely arrive at a place and find absolutely everything we could need ready for us - but this place has it all….location, amenities, view and all the little accoutrements that make it a pleasure to be there! Thanks for all!
Julie W.
April 2023

It was an enjoyable stay. Clean and comfortable. Would stay again.
Levi G.
April 2023

I think some of the owners are a bit snooty, I actually heard 3 of them, in the pool, like junior high, gossiping. I'm sure they don't care about my thoughts.
Kathy H.
April 2023

We had a great time visiting. The condo was clean and easy walking distance to town.
Trina C.
April 2023

Close and convenient. Great sunsets. Very quiet and friendly. .Thanks.
marilyn w.
April 2023

We have been visiting Hawaii for 20 years, and this condo is our #1 to stay. This condo is amazing. The view is the best. Close to Kona downtown. Condo has everything for cooking and all the beach stuff you need. We enjoyed mornings in lanai having breakfast. Quite area and hearing and seeing birds was so relaxing. We would definitely stay here again. Nicely remodeled, very clean. We felt like we were at home. Mahalo for letting us stay in your place.
Marcel and Andrea A.
April 2023

Clean condo & we enjoyed our stay. Good location plenty close to town.
Stan G.
April 2023

Great location and layout. Views were incredible. The main room and kitchen and very warm though. Even with the breeze, you can't cool off, just be aware. The AC in bedrooms helps there.
Robert P.
April 2023


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