Oceanfront Condo on the beautiful Kona Coast of Hawaii
We provide the beach towels, you provide the sunscreen.
Our end-unit oceanfront home is located on the ground floor in the Kona Isle condominium complex on Alii Drive within feet of the ocean. The grounds are tropically beautiful, with pool, BBQ area, and white sandy man-made beach area where you can laze the day away. Close to shopping, golf, snorkeling, and restaurants!
This is a one-bedroom, one-bath condo that sleeps a maximum of 4 people. It directly faces the ocean, so you’ll probably be spending a lot of your time either on the lanai, watching the waves and sunsets, or sitting on the man-made beach or rock wall, directly in front of our unit. It may take a day or so to get used to the sound of the ocean, since it’s so close, but you’ll soon be sleeping like a baby and will truly miss those waves when you return home.
Inside the condo, we’ve provided many things, which we hope are still there when you show up. These are for our guests to use, so feel free to use whatever you’d like. There may be more items than I’m mentioning here, simply because guests will purchase items for their vacation and leave those in the unit upon their departure.
In the hallway closet you’ll find boogie boards, water/beach toys, sand mats, beach chairs and beach towels. There’s also a vacuum, if you want to keep sand or dirt picked up during your stay. I believe this closet also has (in the past) had styrofoam coolers, for picnics. If there isn’t one there, you can purchase one at a store and make yourselves cheap, fun picnics to take to various beaches. Make sure you’ve prepared plenty of ice in the freezer to put into the cooler, and just spend the day wherever you want, with a load of food right with you. Many of the beaches you’ll be going to are a great distance from food and drink, so preparing a picnic can be a good idea, and lots of fun.
We flew a very famous Southern California painter to Kona, and she created the most incredible mural on the living room wall that you’ll ever see. It’s “old Hawaii”, and it’s magnificent. You’ll love really looking at it, day or night. And each time you look, you’ll find a different waterfall, or creature, that you hadn’t seen before. It’s incredible.
The bathroom has a shower and a bathtub.
The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and plenty of drawers and closet space for clothes.
The kitchen should have a coffee maker, coffee grinder, microwave, full-sized stove, full-sized refrigerator/freezer, stackable clothes washer and dryer, a rice cooker, a slow cooker, and lots of plates, cups, glasses, silverware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, etc. The vacation renters do a lot of cooking there, and leave the spices in the cupboards, rather than bring them home, so look through the cupboards before you run to the store. You may find what you need already there, from a previous guest. And people tend to buy laundry soap and leave it, so a supply may already be ready for you. Again, use up whatever you find, and if you want to replace items before you head home, the next guests will appreciate it.
The front room has a pull-out queen-sized sofa bed, and sometimes the guests prefer to sleep there (rather than in the bedroom) with the sliding windows open a bit, to have the breezes right on your faces, and hear the waves all night. Feel free to use it, if you’d prefer it to the bedroom.
The lanai has a small table and two chairs, plus a love seat – I imagine you’ll be having a lot of your meals and drinks there, just staring at the ocean. We’ve also installed pull-down shades, which really help with afternoon sun.
To your left of the complex (when you’re on the patio) is a “sea pool”, which is owned by the state of Hawaii that is filled by the waves of the ocean when the surf is high. You’re welcome to use it, and it’s fun to swim with some of the fish and turtles flipped in by the action of the waves. When swimming in that pool, we recommend using those “water booties”, which give traction, because the bottom of that pool can be slippery, since it’s never bleached or cleaned like a normal pool. There’s also a regular pool to your right.
Right down near the water you’ll find a wonderful picnic section, with tables and BBQ’s. Feel free to BBQ every night, if you want, then eat your dinner down there. It’s heaven. Many of our guests have said they make daily trips to Honokohau Marina and Harbor, for fresh fish to BBQ, and several have shipped fish to their residences on the mainland from there, just before they leave to come home. If you’re not in to fish, the grocery stores certainly carry chicken, steaks, hamburger meat, etc. Restaurants in Kona aren’t as expensive as some of the other islands, but you can save a great deal of money by preparing at least one of your meals in the condo each day. This is the beauty of a condo, rather than a hotel room, where every bite of food, or drink, has to be purchased in a restaurant. Stock up on sodas and juices, etc. at Costco, or one of the grocery stores and it will be much less expensive.
We do not have air conditioning, but we have ceiling and floor fans for your comfort, as well as large plantation windows which permit breezes off of the ocean. We hope your trip to Kona brings a lifetime of memories and we would love to welcome you back again. Mahalo, Contact us for a Travelogue of activities while on island.
ADDRESS: Kona Isle Condominium, Unit E-1: 75-6100 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hi, 96740