Our "home away from home" has all the comforts of home with ocean views that are endless. This specatular top floor end unit is a spacious 1 bedroom/1 bath 1453 sq ft Island-style villa. Kona Coast Resort unit 1-304 is located at the highest point of the resort with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Watch day break over the mountain from your pillow in the morning and watch the sunset from the lanai in the evening.
Additional amenities include: games, movie/video library, beach towels, sofabed, crock pot, kitchen - full, cooking utensils provided, internet - wireless [free], parking - free, iron and ironing board, resta...urant - 5 min walk, honeymoon spot, TV - no HDTV, snorkeling - 10 min walk, shampoo, conditioner, soap, surfing - nearby, cd player, ipod port, golfing nearby, family-friendly, tennis courts, bbq grill [gas/electric] - shared, answering machine, bbq grill [gas/electric] - private, snorkeling gear, rice cooker, ice maker, volleyball, kid friendly, hair dryer, laundry detergent, coffee maker, beach - 10 min walk, cooler - ice chest, boogie board, coffee grinder, laundry - in unit, cleaning supplies, king bed, air mattress, pack 'n play, paper towels, tissues, tp.Read more
Left on 06/09/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | A TripAdvisor Member
This was our second year staying in 1-304. The same as last year, great condo, great location and the resort has something for everyone. We especially love the tranquil pool and the laid back quiet of the users (for the most part).
Pete and Jeannette are delightful to work with and I am so thankful to them for sharing their little part of paradise with us.
For a very adult experience, this is the condo for you!
Mark and Janice
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A TripAdvisor Member
San Jose, California
A beautiful place to relax!
Left on 06/02/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | A TripAdvisor Member
We spent a delightful 6 nights in 1-304. We had spent a very busy week before on Maui so were looking for a quiet place to relax. The deck with a view of palm trees and the ocean was perfect. This might be the best place on the island to watch the sunset.
The condo was very well equipped. We picked up groceries up the hill, cooked and enjoyed our meals on the deck. We met friends for drinks the the Kona Coast Resort restaurant. There was excellent live entertainment every night.
Thanks for a great home base for our Hawaiian vacation.
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We enjoyed the expansive view and convenient, peaceful, spaciou
Left on 05/08/2014 for a stay in April 2014 |
We loved the quiet location within the complex, the wonderful view of the ocean and the availability of a garage. The condo was very spacious. We were right by the "quiet pool and hot tub". The complex has another larger pool with restaurant. The unit does not have an air conditioner, but the breeze cools things down nicely in the evening and at night. Everything one needs is available in the condo and we would recommend it to our friends. Helpful notebooks about the condo and area were provided. Living room chairs not too comfortable, but the king size bed very comfortable for a good nights sleep.
We couldn't have been more impressed with the quality and cleanliness of this unit and of the entire resort. It has everything you could ask for and more. I didn't see a single thing that looked old or run-down. Fantastic view of the ocean and sunset (it appears most of the units at the resort have little to no view.) Top floor so no chance of hearing anyone walking around above you. One of the pools is directly below the unit. Very nice shopping center just across the street with restaurants and a good movie theater. We would not hesitate to recommend this unit to anyone, glad we found it! (by agreeing to listen to a timeshare sales presentation we saved $200 on zip lining at Hilo.)
It doesn't get much better than this!!!
Left on 03/10/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | olga
This was our second time staying at the condo and it was fabulous. we liked the addition of the lanai cover, as it was raining a few times during our stay. gorgeous sunsets every night!
Great introduction to Hawaii!
Left on 12/30/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Felicity
We stayed for 7 nights in Nov and had a great time. It was our first time in Hawaii, and we weren't sure what to expect, but we loved it. The apartment, although a bit dated, is huge! Although only 2 of us, it was great having the room to spread out. The condo is super close to one of the two pools in the resort (the 'quiet' pool) and we never had a problem getting a sun lounger whilst we were there - although I imagine it may get really packed during holidays. The condo had beach towels, chairs, boogie boards etc, which was fantastic as we didn't have to buy anything. It is less than a 10 minute walk to supermarket/cinemas, about 15 min walk to the beach, and there is a shuttle that runs (not very regularly) to Kona - however, if you are coming to the Big Island, we would recommend you get a car. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.
Great condo,great views,great stay!
Left on 11/22/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Janet
My husband and I had a wonderful time during our stay. The condo is very well equiped with everything one would need. It is very large and spacious. The balcony was glorious with great views of the ocean where we could enjoy our morning coffee and our evening nightcaps! The reservation went very smooth from begining to end. It was great having the pool nice and close. We would have no hesitation on renting here again.
Left on 11/04/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | M Nelson
Condo is wonderful - super ocean view - unbelievably fully equipped with everything one would want in a vac rental, very homey and comfortable. The best tastefully decorated condo we have ever stayed in, over many years of visiting Kona!
Great value and close to town
Left on 10/22/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | R&J
Very clean and bright condo, with plenty of room for the two of us. The lanai that runs across the back was huge with a lovely ocean view and I wish we had had more time to relax on it. It's about five or six miles into town so we rented a car, and there was ample parking at the condo. Would recommend to a friend, and if we come back, I'd look to stay here again.
Left on 09/25/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | P2
I stayed here on a business trip - nice to be away from the hotels and tourist's. The BBQ grill and awesome view made for great relaxing evenings. Clean, comfortable,and roomy! I will be back...
Amazing stay at this beautiful Condo
Left on 06/23/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Cornwall Dave
Everything you want, in this very well appointed condo, they really have thought of everything. It is immaculate. With views to die for. With a supermarket a short stroll we stocked up our fridge with great salads and snacks. After walking around the golf course and dramatic coastline, we would return to the balcony (the biggest I have ever had for a condo) and gaze at the sea whilst enjoying a healthy breakfast. Sunbathing on the very private balcony, and taking a dip in the pool which is just below the condo and is very quiet, with sun beds. In the evenings a BBQ on the balcony. Or a short drive to the quaint and interesting bustling town. With breathtaking sunsets. Lots of great bars and restaurants with live music and fabulous food, a mix of american style with all the choices and some Ethnic styles as well. We loved this very relaxed holiday. The airy condo, the views and location cannot be beaten! Can't wait to return
Left on 04/13/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Tiffany
We were impressed at how clean this condo is. It is very spacious and was fully loaded. We didn't need to buy any supplies because this place had it all. We were greeted with a nice basket of goodies. The owner was very responsive to any questions we had. The bathroom was so spacious and modernized that my ten year old said it was one thing she would miss about the place. To me having a nice bathroom at my vacation lodging is very important. My husband and I couldn't be more impressed. The condo pool was clean. I liked that it had free wifi and it had 2 fitness gyms I could use. One had a universal machine which was important for a gym rat like me. No free weights but good enough. The deck had a gas grill that had everything you need to bbq. All our meals were eaten at the patio. Loveed that washer and dryer was in the unit. I dodnt i went home with clean clothes! Overall very happy and would return to this condo again.
My little corner of heaven on the Big Island
Left on 03/28/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Tholauj
I loved the condo and really enjoyed watching the sunsets from the deck. The pool was right below the suite so I spent a lot of time there. After the initial chaos at check in (there was no one at the gate to give direction and the porch light was not left on so it was impossible to punch in the key code in order to get the keys), any problems or issues were dealt with very quickly. The condo was very large and comfortable and friends that were staying elsewhere were very envious of my lodgings. I was frightened by a very large cockroach in the kitchen but we made a gentleman's agreement to stay out of each other's way and we both followed through. Will definitely look at staying in this suite again!! Read more
It truly is a corner of heaven to sit on the lanai and watch the sunsets! We want each of our guests to feel “Welcome” when they arrive at our condo. This includes the porch light being on for our late arrival guests. We apologize that this isolated incident occurred. Security rotate their time from manning the gate in the morning to patrolling the grounds the remainder of the time. With this in mind, we provide each guest with detailed instructions on how to get to our condo. We have never had any report, from prior guests, of any “critters” visiting the condo. Since our condo is located in the tropics, the grounds and buildings are sprayed on a regular basis. We take pride in the cleanliness of our condo. We’re pleased your friends were able to enjoy the view and your spacious accommodations during your stay in our condo. We look forward to you staying in our condo in the future.
Jeanette, owner KCR 1-304
Kona Coast Resort has everything!
Left on 03/02/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | nebulaaaaaa
I was surprised to see that they even provided an annual pass to several national parks on the big island.
Left on 02/27/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | sa.
Honestly the pictures don't do it justice- the view when you walk in will bring a huge smile to your face :)... The one bedroom is a Villa so its a lot larger than you expect it to be- and the lanai is amazing! ... Everything about the condo was excellent- starting with the yummy gift basket waiting for you when you walk in, the place is kept up very nice/ very clean, all the extras they have already there make your vacation even better: fully stocked with hats/beach towel/ boogie boards/ chairs/ etc... everything you need for a great day at the beach :) Hot tub right below was a perfect way to end every day!... we will for sure be coming back!!!
... the owners are super sweet and accomodating- even calling us to check in and make sure everything was going well!!!... really awesome rental!
Jennifer and Robert
Another fine vacation
Left on 02/10/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Jennifer and Robert
We have visited the Big Island many times and have honed in on the Kona Coast Resort as our favorite place to stay. For the two of us, unit 1-304 is just right. It is up high enough to catch pleasant breezes and great views over the ocean. There is occasional street noise from alii Drive, but we never find it a problem. Both the resort grounds and condo are very well managed with plenty of amenities. We particularly like the location -- it's an easy drive to the restaurants and shopping in Kailua-Kona, and a very pleasant walk over to the harbor at Keauhou Bay (we stroll over in the morning when the lighting is right and there is plenty of activity in the harbor). We never tire of the great diversity of scenery the Big Island offers -- lava flows, sea creatures, mountains, beaches, rain forests, waterfalls, and great sunsets.
Eamonn & Olga
Left on 01/21/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Eamonn & Olga
We just had a fabulous vacation in this condo. It is really well situated within the resort and close to all ameninies. The unit itself is really spacious and clean as well as having a fabulous view deck. Jeanette and Pete were especially pleasant to deal with and we are certainly going back. We couldn't be happier and highly recommend this unit.
Beautiful ocean view, large balcony, spacious
Left on 06/26/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Laura
Highly recommend! Very convenient location to stores and attractions. Owners great to work with. They are very organized and were kind enough to mail back to me a small item that I left in the condo. Condo unit is located above a "quiet" pool. Noise was not a problem for us. My favorite part was the expansive ocean view at sunset.
Left on 06/14/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Kris
If your looking for a great condo to call home for a week or two you can't beat it for location, view, and price. Very comfortable and well equipped (albeit a little dated). The condo had everything we needed to enjoy our time both in and out of the condo.
The lanai is fabulous and with your own bbq its fantastic if you want to grill a fresh piece of Ono for dinner!!
Jeanette and Pete are wonderful people and were extremely accomodating to some of our requestes and questions that we had.
Highly recommended and would stay again in a heartbeat!
Left on 06/11/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Carol
Everything you need is there, condo is very clean and updated. Owners are very considerate. Aloha.
a very pleased renter
Great condo with million-dollar-view!!!
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | a very pleased renter
This condo has a spectacular ocean view that you normally would have to pay lots of $$$ for. This is my third trip to Kona and I am glad to have stayed here. My previous trips costed me much more $ from staying at the hotels without this much of comforts. This condo has everything I need to make my vacation a great one: quiet location, close to shoppings and highway, minutes from my favorite snorkeling beach, full-equipted kitchen so I saved a lot of $ from not eating out, boards for boogie boarding, beach chairs and umbrella, internet access, and mostly the big space that my son can roam a round.
For my next visits I will definitely use this condo again.
Priscilla & Nick
San Jose, CA
A most quiet, relaxing and comfortable Condo!
Left on 05/21/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Priscilla & Nick
The Edwards'condo is spacious, has lovely views of the ocean and quiet pool and extremely comfortable. It has all the necessary items to make your stay most comfortable and enjoyable, from the plentiful beach towels, to beach chairs & snorkel equipment, to the blender for those fun drinks or smoothies and a most comfortable bed for a great night's sleep! We highly recommend it! Thanks for letting us share the experience. Great location too! Close to town, shopping, beach and walking options.
Location, Location, Location
Left on 04/20/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Nor-Cal Boys
Excellent condo in a great location. Fully stocked with everything you need for vacation, we would with 100% confidence recommend this condo to friends and family. Thank you for the Fruit Basket,delicious!
This was the perfect start to our first trip to Hawaii and the Big Island. It was quiet, spacious, clean, close to shopping and food. Kitchen had everything you would need to make any meal you desire on vacation and the gas grill on the lanai was great. Views from the lanai were awesome, see could see and hear rowers on the ocean chanting row, row, row each morning. Truly a home away from home.
Clariza and Eddie
San Jose, CA
Exceptional! Beyond our expectations...
Left on 04/07/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Clariza and Eddie
Once we opened the door to the Edwards condo (Unit 1-304), we were immediately struck by the breath taking view of the ocean. The lanai had a million dollar view and we stayed and had our breakfast there most of the time. The condo was very spacious, quiet, clean and had a big open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Having all the basic necessities was a plus and made our stay very comfortable. We love the little touches like the snorkels and floaters, from saran wraps/ foils and coffee filters. to the pots and pans in the kitchen. As well as the excellent amenities such as the pool and hot tub that are conveniently located just right down the unit. We also enjoyed the complimentary gas grillers in every corner of the complex. This place was like home for us away from home. We highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a quality condo style stay. We'll definitely come back and refer friends and family to stay here.
Left on 11/29/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Mary
The condo was very lovely, in great condition, clean, and decorated tastefully - loved the quiet and of course the views - loved having grandsons visit and use the family pool, eat at pool restaurant, etc. Restaurant staff very friendly, though one of the bartenders happens to be my son-in-law, so there may be a bit of favoritism here!! Read more
We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our condo and your visit with your grandsons. We look forward to your return visit.
Great Stay and best value on the Island
Left on 10/02/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Happy Tourist
We stayed at Condo 1-304 for a week. First the owners are easy to work with and upon arrival everything promised was there. Great views, clean room and a great rate. The unit has a breeze coming through and we had the porch sliders open and to sleep every night with a cool natural breeze was great. Location is good and you could get to Kona town in a few minutes. Highly recommend this unit for someone looking for comfort, views and value. With all the money I saved, I spend it on activities like golf. Planning to come back.
Jim and Carla Lucarotti
San Jose, California
A wonderful place with a great view
Left on 04/24/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Jim and Carla Lucarotti
We flew into the airport, rented a car, and took a half hour drive to the resort. There is a security guard at the gate and he was friendly and professional.
We stepped through the front door of our condo, and we felt like we were home. There was a fruit basket waiting for us with island fruits and cookies. The view of the ocean and the wonderfully furnished living/dinning room was a surprise.
Every detail was set up for our comfort. The bed was more comfortable than any of the hotel or timeshare beds we have slept in. Every amenity for enjoying your stay is there, including beach hats and chairs, beach toys, stereo and flat screen television, wi fi, and every possible kitchen appliance and tool that you would need.
The lanai has a bbq and comfortable furniture. We hardly left the place. It is a great place to kick back and relax.
The condo has a very large lanai that looks down to the quiet pool. There is a spectacular view of the ocean looking over red tile roofs of the resort. The view of the mountains in back of the condo is also beautiful. We did not notice any street noise.
The condo is a very short walk to the rocks and ocean front, a restaurant on site and a second pool area. There is a half mile easy walk to a sandy beach.
There is a large and well equipped market two blocks away and at least five restaurants in that center.
We will stay here often, and we expect to return in the fall of 2011.
Comfortable Stay/ Great Lanai
Left on 02/25/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Mark
We stayed at this unit for 10 days in January 2011. We found the unit clean and welcoming when we arrived late the first night. The front door was a bit tricky to open initially but no problem once you got the hang of it.
The location of the unit was great both in relation to downtown Kona and to access the main road north or south on the Big Island .
We found the bed very comfortable and the bedroom clean/not fancy, in general.
The bathroom was also clean , the shower huge and all the towels and linens available as promised. We did have a small problem with the toilet cistern not filling after flushing, 3/4 of the way through our stay . We notified the owners who responded immediately to us regarding our problem. We were satisfied with their responsiveness.
The "clinching" reason we will return is the absolutely amazing lanai with lanai doors that open to that great Kona coast breeze .
To sum it up, the unit/complex is not brand new but tidy and fairly well cared for in general. The owners were responsive. The lanai was great!
I would recommend the unit to friends.
A view to die for and all the amenities of home.
Left on 02/13/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Deb
The view in this condo is really special. Some days we just stayed in, sat on the lanai, swam in the pool, relaxed and enjoyed the view. The lanai is large and you feel as if you are on top of the world. Pretty much everything you need is there, a well stocked kitchen, beach towels, hats for the beach, a DVD player with Dvds and even a cooler to pack lunch on those days you want to explore. The location is within walking distance of a theater, restaurant, grocery and other shopping. The unit is older, but the price reflects that. One negative is the traffic on alii drive can by noisy so we needed to keep the bedroom windows closed. There are plenty of fans to keep you cool. We hated to leave!
Left on 02/04/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | H Kristensen
The Edwards condo in the Kona Coast Resort is ideally situated above the adult quiet pool with the lanai facing west toward the ocean. It is a 3rd floor condo but the way the building is laid out, only requires that you walk up 1 set of stairs to get to there. You can watch the sunset from the lanai and take beautiful pictures from there. The interior is very nicely laid out and beautifully decorated with island themed lamps and wall hangings. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. The bedroom is very large with plenty of storage space and is very quiet for sleeping. The bathroom is huge with a very large shower and double vanity. The living and dining room span the entire west side with sliding doors the whole way opening to the lanai. Very comfortable furniture - the lounge chair is especially cozy! The lanai has a nice large dining table and we found that we never ate indoors because the weather was perfect for all meals outside on the lanai. The unit ha d wireless internet so we were both able to work and stay connected with friends and family through Skype. The east/west/north windows and doors along with fans in the bedroom, living room and dining room kept a constant fresh breeze moving through and eliminated any need for air conditioning. We had one maintenance issue that was immediately handled by the Edwards' on island manager alan Wilson. The Edwards followed up to make sure the issue was addressed to our satisfaction ensuring that in the unlikely event anything does go wrong, it is fixed right away without impacting their guests in any way. Well done! This is a truly wonderful unit in an excellent property. I would highly recommend this unit for anyone planning a trip to the Big Island.
Very nicely appointed, conscientious...felt very welcome
Left on 02/04/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Loved it!
Our large lanai spread out across the entire front of our unit with ample space for dining, lounging and gasping at the incredible sun setting over the Pacific and behind the palm trees surrounding the condos. 3rd Floor top unit (but only one flight of stairs from the lot behind) gave us a wide expanse of ocean...about 500 yds distant past a golf course surrounding the complex. Sandy beaches are just down alii drive with gentle coves for snorkeling, lifeguards, bath house, shower, family style beach location..more adventuresome waters are not far away either. A basket of fresh fruit was waiting when we arrived..this unit was by far the best, Many bath towels and assorted goodies, beach towels, snorkeling gear, sun lotion, kitchen touches like cooking spices, foil, baggies, a beach bag, hair dryer, and just dozens of little things that you often forget to bring. Dishwasher with soap, disposal, microwave, refrig with ice maker & water in the door, laundry with supplies off kitchen, plenty of closets extra hangers, many dishes pots and pans, cooler for beach, you get the idea. Huge shower, two bathroom sinks...very nice bed, two TVs, dvd, video, wireless in the unit, nice "quiet" pool below for adult relaxation...larger "splash" pool for families was down by the restaurant and offices. Tennis courts. Nearby supermarket, drug store, pizza place, sports bar, sub shop, movie theater...this was just an ideal location...very friendly workers and folks staffing the entry gate. Local handyman zipped right over when we had a minor problem...very conscientious feeling about the place.
Sun Valley, Idaho
Left on 01/31/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Idaho traveller
A pleasant enough place, but too many glitches made this a frustrating stay, especially travelling with a child.The unit's owner was kindly receptive to my complaints, and notified the handy man immediately. Points for that...But, between the door knob lock and stuck key,(even security had problems opening the door) the toilet tank malfunction (from day one), and the terribly stained bed pillows (which I discovered after stripping the bed upon leaving...) I would not recommend this unit. The bedroom is also very noisy at night from car traffic on alii Drive. My fault for not researching that point more. Read more
We were surprised to read that our guest considered her stay in our condo frustrating.
Our front door is a heavy door with a simple lock and key entry. Our local contact makes sure all keys function properly before each guest arrives. Our local contact made several trips during this guest’s stay to ensure the key and lock were working at all times. Each time the key and lock worked properly.
The guts of the toilet were replaced a few months ago. There have been a couple of issues with the installation which have been promptly dealt with.
We were unaware there was an issue with the bed pillows. All bed pillows have been replaced.
Our condo is located at the highest point in the resort, but far enough away from Alii Drive to avoid noise from car traffic.
Our condo is a spacious, well kept and updated condo with panoramic ocean views. Our cleaning crew does an excellent job keeping the condo clean and fresh for each guest. We do our best to make sure everything is in working order upon their arrival. Our goal is for our guests to have an enjoyable time in our condo with the desire to plan a return visit.
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