Our tropical condo has stunning ocean views in this breathtaking ocean front condominium complex in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. Thats the sunny side. You can hear the ocean crashing from most rooms in the unit. We have fully redecorated and updated the entire unit in hawaiian decor to enhance your vacation. New carpet just installed. The beautifully maintained complex is very quaint, peaceful and private in a small gated community. There is fantastic snorkeling right out front of the complex. There is around 100 units and only 3 floors high. Our unit is on the top floor. You can see and hear the waves crash from the living room and master bedroom. Whales and dolphins have been seen while sitting on the lanai. We have swam with them out front of the condo. Ocean views from the bedroom and front room. Our Sugar Shack is 1 bedroom with a king size bed. We have a full bedroom loft with 2 twins and the front room has a sleeper sofa. Lots of room. We have fully equipped our unit with beach chairs, beach towels a cooler and more for your enjoyable stay. The kitchen has all the comforts of home available for your use. The condominium complex is amazing. The lush grounds are maintained beautifully with all the local, fragrant hawaiian flowers and plants. The ocean side swimming pool has been recently remodeled. At the edge the ocean where the waves crash we have a state of the art BBQ area with tables and lounge chairs to watch the sunset. There is a new workout room, ping pong table, tennis courts, hot tub/spa and free covered parking. Although the unit is air conditioned, a fresh breeze blows through from the bedroom through the open sliding glass doors rarely making the AC necessary. It is located on the third floor, and there is no car traffic or street noise in this part of the complex.
The heart of the quaint town of Kona is a short walk from the our property. ( 1 mile) There is a trolly that runs in front of the complex that will take you to town also. There are fun shops and amazing restaurants, galleries and every water sport you could want. The Kona area has the best snorkeling and diving of all the islands. The active volcano is a cool place to hike and explore. There is so much to do on this island. We have kayaked across the bay and had hundreds of spinner dolphins swimming and jumping all around our kayak.They had their little babies with them too. What a treat that was. The beaches are large and non crowed. The locals keep the island just as the old hawaii used to be. The tourist are few and far between and the traffic is light.
We just returned from enjoying our Condo and had an amazing adventure swimming with the wild dolphins right out front of the condo. Captain Will took us out for a boat ride and the dolphins joined us. It was thrilling to see all the newborn babies with their mamma dolphins. We have his contact information if you would like to play with the dolphins too. The next day we took the paddle boards out and the dolphins swam all around us for a few hours. The big Island has many treasures. Check You Tube Wild Dolphin Swim in Kona Hawaii for video.
We are offering fantastic promo rates for the next year so everyone can go have an amazing experience on the big island. We want you to see this beautiful oasis and have a lovely vacation. Our unit is totally redecorated and and updated in refreshing hawaiian decor. We have installed new appliances. The unit is extremely clean and beautiful.
If you do not see your dates available at this condo go ahead and give me a call. I have others in Kona to offer. Some are 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms....Read more
Left on 11/26/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | LoriReviewed Nov 26, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
Excellent location, close to restaurants and shopping. Newly updated, very clean, with covered parking. Grounds are beautiful with a very nice pool and sun deck. Enjoyed our stay tremendously and definitely hope to go back.
Left on 11/21/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Danielle and DaveReviewed Nov 21, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
Our stay at Kona Makai was even better than we expected. The unit was very welcoming and clean. We enjoyed sipping Kona coffee while watching the dolphins on the lanai. The Kona Makai grounds are very well kept filling the walkways and open spaces with Hawaiian flowers. The location is great being down the street from town and walking distance to a market and beaches. Loved being able to BBQ and watch the sunset by the ocean. A must do activity would be the night snorkel with the manta rays! Awesome experience! Thanks for a great stay and making our first trip to the Big Island so memorable!
Left on 08/22/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Stacie HatfieldReviewed Aug 22, 2013Stayed May 2013
How great it was to be able to stay at a "home" rather than a hotel! We loved everything about the condo: the sand chairs, boogie board, beach towels, t washer/dryer in unit, blender!! We loved starting each morning off having coffee on the lanai, with the most gorgeous view. We kept pinching ourselves to see if this was for real :)
We were close to everything! The ocean, Kona, and the best snorkeling beach was right down the road.
We are already planning our return trip!!
Left on 05/02/2013 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 2, 2013Stayed May 2012
I have visited Hawaii many times and this is by far the best place I have ever stayed. The ocean view is spectacular and right out your back door. I especially enjoyed the location being able to walk to the small local town, restaurants, shops and other condos. The condo is very clean, freshly painted, and tastefully decorated in Hawaiian decor. The grounds are very quiet & beautifully landscaped, including the relaxing pool, barbecue area. Nothing has been overlooked. This condo has it all!! I will be back this fall.
Left on 01/22/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | SusanReviewed Jan 22, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
We stayed in this condo for four nights as part of our honeymoon. The Kona Makai complex is a lovely, quiet, oceanfront complex. It features a barbecue area with three new gas grills, a whirlpool, pool, ping pong table, lounge chairs, parking, tennis courts and an outstanding ocean view! It is also about one mile to walk to the main strip of Kona where all the restaurants are.
This condo is on the third floor (no elevators), in the second building closest to the ocean. The highlight of our stay was eating our breakfast on the lanai admiring the ocean view, including watching dolphins and whales! We even saw a whale breach! The view was outstanding. The king-size bed was very comfortable, and the unit has free wifi and cable. There are lots of kitchen utensils, plates, pots, extra towels, sheets, etc. There are some beach supplies like chairs, paddleball set, snorkel equipment, umbrella, cooler, etc. We didn't use the loft (which has two twin beds) but it would be good for children (probably not safe for toddlers).
Overall, we were pleased with our stay. The downsides are that the unit is a bit outdated (but it also rents for cheaper than other units in the same complex), and some of the appliances (dishwasher and stove) will soon need replacing. The washer/dryer is new and works very well. The bathtub didn't drain very well. The management company tried to send a handyman over to fix it, but since we stayed over a weekend, this didn't happen during our stay. Also, the living room carpet was quite stained, despite the owner's request (and Hawaiian custom) that guests remove shoes before entering.
In summary, this condo met our needs and affordably allowed us to enjoy the oceanfront location close to the city center.
We are so happy you had the opportunity to enjoy the dolphins and whales from our lanai. What a treat. We are glad the condo fit all your needs. We try hard to have all the amenities needed to make our guests stay more comfortable. We agree that the dishwasher and stove need to be replaced and new ones will be installed in a few weeks. We plan to install new carpet, tile or hardwood. We just purchased the condo last spring and plan to continue with all the additional updates. We have a few surprises we plan to add to our Sugar Shack in March.
The views are amazing. Kona Makai is certainly a hidden gem.
Left on 12/03/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | SarahReviewed Dec 3, 2012Stayed Nov 2012
Our family of 4 arrived on a Saturday evening. We have two young children and were anxious about locating the condo in the dark. The owner provided excellent instructions and we had no problems finding it, even in the dark. The owners were very responsive to all of our questions. The description was accurate and both the complex and the unit were very clean and well maintained. Kailua-Kona is a fun town and also makes a great base for exploring the rest of the island. I would highly recommend a stay at this condo, great value and location!
Left on 09/10/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | BarbReviewed Sep 10, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
My husband and I have stayed in this unit on our own and another time with our boys. It had everything we needed for a great vacation. We love the layout and the way it is decorated. The owners really thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and one to remember.
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