Fabulous! We really enjoyed staying at this condo while vacationing on the Big Island in September, 2016. We found the condo to be immaculate when we arrived and it was fully equipped with everything we needed. The furnishings are clean and the unit is tastefully decorated. It is like being at home with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living area with a large TV, a cozy bedroom, and a new bath with all the trimmings. We enjoyed eating on the lanai while gazing at the surf. The condo is only a short distance from the airport and it is within walking distance to many restaurants and shopping in Kona. Communicating with Wendy & Rusty is very easy -- they are so helpful with sharing ideas of places to visit while in Kona and recommending restaurants for dining. It was perfect for us -- we would return in a heartbeat!
We had the most wonderful two weeks at Kona Reef in June 2017. The entire condo was clean and comfortable, the kitchen had absolutely everything you need.. The bed was so comfy and the room quiet and cool to sleep. Our favorite part of the condo was the lanai. We had coffee and breakfast there each morning and cocktails and dinner most evenings. There was always something to see on the ocean directly in front of you. Boogie boarders, net fishing, crab collecting, beautiful sunsets, watching the Kona Canoe Club paddle by every evening, 8-10 of them either racing or practicing. Also saw a Hawaiian sailboat each evening that was beautiful to watch against the setting sun.
We explored the entire big island by day and were always so happy to have such a beautiful place to come home to. It is a great location for a home base. We did not turn on the tv but there is a big screen if you want it. We had reservations to end our Hawaii vacation at Hapuna Beach Resort but we cancelled and were able to extend our stay at Kona Reef; nothing could have been better. We were able to walk to Huggos on the Rocks for happy hour and live music and Don's Mai Tai Bar for the same. An area with many restaurants and shops is in walking distance so that was great also. Don't miss TJ's BBQ at the marketplace, delicious! You won't go wrong with this condo, we hope to be back again soon. The picture is from the lanai, it's the only one I have on my IPad as I write! Thanks Wendy!
What a Lovely Stay!
My husband and I had never been to Kona. We decided to spend out 33 anniversary there. We enjoyed our stay. The condo was very nice and had everything we needed. It was redone very tasteful and very comfortable. It has a nice ocean view from the balcony and a cute beach and quiet grassy area just outside. We watched beautiful sunsets each night. The pool area was very clean and great views of the ocean. We walked to town for breakfast and dinner, almost every day, very close. Wendy was very sweet and pleasant to deal with in all ways. In talking to her a couple of times, I felt like I knew her. We would definitely stay there again.
--Thank you Wendy
My Husband and I stayed at the Kona Reef in April 2016. The condo was just as you see in the photos. Clean, quaint and in a great location. Its fully stocked with everything you need including snorkel gear and beach chairs. We walked to dinner most nights because its so close to town. The next time we go out to the Big Island we will definitely be back.
We spent a week in A35 (3/14-21) Wendy was an excellent hostess and made sure that we had everything we needed. The condo was PERFECT for us! The decor and extra touches were beautiful. The kitchen was fully stocked with every item needed if you wanted to cook in or BBQ by the pool. Loved the location!!!! The pictures posted are very accurate. Everything is brand new in this condo We walked into town often for shopping, dining out, and enjoying the gorgeous views of the ocean and pier. We spent a lot of time sitting on the lanai watching the waves roll in. We saw dolphins from the deck! I highly recommend this condo! We would definitely stay here again!
This was our 33rd or so trip to Hawaii, the last 20 or so at the Kona Reef. B31 merits a five star rating this year after the renos were completed, the first five star approval for me in Hawaii. What you get for the price is perhaps the best in Kona. Location in the building has some traffic noise but this is balanced by the building quietness of a top floor end unit away from adult and children noise. We cooked most dinners in the unit, often with friends who live in Kona, and they very much liked the place.
- Dennis and Zee
Mahalo for allowing us to stay in your beautiful, oceanfront condo! This was our first visit to the big Island and we loved the Kona reef location to enjoy the sights. The snorkeling was the best we’ve seen and the trip to Volcano national Park was such a treat. We saw red, hot lava boiling in a lava lake! When we visit this island again, we hope you will be able to stay in this condo again!
Thanks so much, Dennis and Janice
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The condo is exceptionally well stocked and we were able to prepare some fantastic meals here and picnic around the islands. Some of the sites and activities we were able to enjoy were, boogie boarding on Hapina beach, running on Ali'i Drive (like real runners), hanging with turtles on Kukio beach, viewing the volcano by helicopter, going to church by the ocean, hiking down to Polulu Beach, snorkeling and glimpsing whales, soaking in each and every Sunset, evening walks into Kailua, breakfast and dinners on the lanai, and the evening hang out and stories at barbecues with new friends. We still have so much to do though, hope to be back soon.
- Paula & Victor Ferreira
We had a wonderful time here in Kona! Thank you for a wonderful place to stay! We enjoyed the condo and location! We ate at: 808 Grindz Café (awesome breakfast), Broke da Mouth Grindz, Humpy's, Big Canoe, and Poncho & Lefty's Mexican.
We visited Hilo and Volcano State Park, Akaka falls and spent a lot of time on the Kahalo coast. We hiked the trail starting at Mauna Lana and loved the fishing ponds and coast trails! Beautiful! Can’t wait to return! Very sad to return to Alaska!
- Tim and Kim Trammell
My husband and I had a wonderful time here! We had coffee on the lanai every morning and loved being able to use the snorkel gear and boogie boards. For good snorkeling, check out Kahalu'u Beach Park just a few miles down the road, there are tons of sea turtles! And two steps (Honaunau Bay) about 20 miles south of here. We also had a great time boogie boarding at Magic Sands. If you golf check out, Mauna Lani South Course for beautiful views and the drive to Mauna Kea is also incredible! Also check out 808 grindz for breakfast and killer tacos. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have!
- Mahalo, Stephanie and Josh
Spent two weeks exploring the island and loved to come home to the condo. Spent most every evening on the lanai watching the sunset with dinner and cocktails. We were fortunate to spend our time here and hope to return. Our overnight in volcano was great - lava was jumping! And earthquake in the morning on June 8! The diversity of the island is amazing, it’s like several different vacations! Must try TJ's ribs in the Ali'i marketplace – beats Texas, Kansas City, Tennessee and anything else you have tried. Just have fun!
- Stan and Laine, LV
Thank you for opening your doors and allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. My husband and I got married July 1st at the End of the World!! I highly suggest visiting the spot if you like cliff jumping, it’s beautiful! Our favorite spot to eat was in Hilo called "Jackie Rey's" and the food and service was perfect. If you’re looking for something more local we ate at Holuakoa Café after our wedding, everything is locally grown! We also suggest mountain biking the volcanoes, this will be our second time and we love it! Every morning, we woke up to the sound of the waves and several sea turtles! Truly blessed! God bless!
- Andi and Todd
Aloha! Thank you Wendy for sharing your wonderful piece of paradise! Your condo is an amazing oasis. Your attention to detail is exceptional. You had everything anyone could need. And that bed is like heaven after a long day exploring. Few things I loved best, snorkeling - Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau plus amazing Historical Park; Best coffee - Lava Java; Best Poke - U'meke's; Best unexpected find - Sunday night live music at "Huggos on the Rocks"; favorite view - your lanai! It can’t be beat! Hate to be leaving, but will be back soon!
- Mahalo, Kate Walker
We could not have been more happier with the wonderful accommodations of this condo! It was a perfect home base for all of our Kona activities, as well as a perfect place to relax after a long day. We loved watching the sunset while enjoying a bottle of wine (or two). Wendy, your place is amazing and you were a wonderful host. We will absolutely stay here again when we return to the big Island!
- Mahalo! Robert and Lauren, Juneau Alaska
What a lovely, gorgeous, restful home you’ve made open to us! Everything was shipshape (pun intended) and well stocked and comfy. The lanai, of course was the piece de la resistance. We’re pretty much leaving it kicking and screaming. Thank you for a wonderful experience! Mahalo!
- Rowena and Navid, Seattle, Washington
Celebrated our 25th anniversary and so grateful we found this amazing condo. Thank you for all the "extra" personal touches you put on things, beach chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards etc. We are telling all of our friends that this is the place for their Hawaiian vacation! Our favorite experience was the dolphin swim and manta night snorkel. Favorite snorkel spot, Captain Cook monument; favorite beach, Mauna Kea; and favorite restaurant, Kona Brewing Company. So many great memories…
- Eric and Kendra Simpson, Zionsville, Indiana
We visited for our honeymoon and your beautiful condo and the big Island did not disappoint! The lanai was by far a favorite spot to spend our time. We loved cooking breakfast or picking up our local favorites to enjoy while watching the waves, turtles, dolphins, fish, boogie boards – all of it! We were pretty adventurous while we were here, manta snorkel, dolphin snorkel trip, fishing on a charter, and traveling to the volcano - it was so nice coming back here each day to relax. Thank you for opening your beautiful condo to us, it was one we will never forget!!
- Mahalo, The Cyrs
What an amazing time! This island is so wonderful, and your condo was the perfect home base for our adventures. From molten lava, jungles, waterfalls to coral reeves - we did it all. Thanks for having us!
- Much Love from San Francisco, Chad and Jason
P.S. You are great at decorating!
My stay here has been absolutely amazing! Everything was comfortable and homey. Thank you so much for suggesting the night dive with the manta rays. One of the best experiences of my life!! Jack’s diving locker was awesome as well. Snorkeling at all the beaches was my favorite and I’ll never forget the new the view here. Thanks for everything!
This condo was a great home base for our exploration of the Kona area! We loved being in proximity of so many shops and restaurants. We took a walk down to the farmers market on our first day here. Later we drove up to the top of Mauna Kea and stayed for the star party, which was an incredible experience. We also toured the Ocean Rider Sea Horse Farm where a little seahorse curled his tail around our fingers! It was nice to have beach chairs available at the condo to take to the northern Shores and spend time relaxing. And of course, no trip here would be complete without trying the worlds best snorkeling. The barbecue lunch with the Fairwinds day tour was wonderful. We also enjoyed the Greenwell coffee tour, and the Big Island Bee's shop. As for food, the Pine Tree Café, Kona brewing company, and Scandinavian Shaved Ice were fantastic experiences. Watching the sunset and sunrise from our lanai was a true pleasure. Thanks for giving us a beautiful place to stay in Kona!
- Diane and Steve
We are on our honeymoon and this room is everything as promised and more! We saw four sea turtles the first morning as we were enjoying a cup of Kona coffee. Very convenient location to Mauna Kea (we saw snow on the summit) went to the Green Sand beach, and volcano park. We are grateful for the comfortable bed after a long day driving! Definitely coming back to Kona reef A35 in our future visit.
- George and Emma from Taipei Taiwan
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