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1 / 56 Downtown Kona!

From $125 / night help
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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / Apartment
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1   Sleeps: 4  Type: Apartment

1 Full bath

Dolphins/Whales from Lanai 1 bd + loft Ocean View
TripAdvisor property ID 3481836

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Book this 1 bedroom apartment in Kailua-Kona today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 16 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $875, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 11, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Lynette B.
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 Feb 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Kailua-kona Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Parking
  • Private tennis court
  • Secure parking
  • Waterfront


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Table tennis
  • Video player


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Tennis in town


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 1 Full bath


Reviews (16)

Very Good – based on 16 reviews Very Good
16 reviews

Very Good

“Kona Makai”

Reviewed 26 Nov 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.

“Dolphins from the lanai is no lie!”

Reviewed 21 Nov 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!

“Honeymoon in Paradise!”

Reviewed 22 Aug 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!!

“best location, location, location!!!”

Reviewed 2 May 2013

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.

“Lovely location with great views”

Reviewed 22 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.

Response from the owner Aloha Susan, 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.

“Wonderful Experience!”

Reviewed 3 Dec 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!

“We loved Kona Makai so much, we bought a unit!”

Reviewed 10 Sep 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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