About this listing
1 bed condo with washer/dryer and air conditioning on Alii Drive, minutes from shopping and fine dining in lovely Kailua-Kona. Spacious deck screened by palms overlooks the gardens, garden pool, waterfall and fountain, with a peekaboo view of the ocean. Exercise in the oceanfront saltwater pool, or relax on our beach under the palm trees. ALL TAXES INCLUDED IN PRICE. PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR SALTWATER POOL IS CLOSED FOR REPAIR DURING MAY 2017, PRICE REDUCED TO $99/NT. GARDEN POOL WILL BE OPEN.
Charming one bedroom condo with comfortable king bed, tile floors, fans and air conditioning, well-appointed kitchen, cable TV, DVD player, wifi, hair-dryer, ironing facilities, washer/dryer, shower and tub. Spacious lanai with a view of tropical gardens, waterfall and fountain, the garden swimming-pool and the ocean. Create a lovely airflow by opening the lanai door and front door and latching the screen door for security. The saltwater pool overlooking the ocean is large and deep, great for work-out swims. Sunbathe or relax on the palm-fringed sand beach, perfect for dolphin and whale watching. The complex has an elevator, free off-street parking, library, and a coin-op laundry, in case you need to wash anything not suitable for my washer/dryer.
This is a self-catering condo and you will have access to all the public areas of the complex. Pool hours are 9am to 9pm. You will receive instructions on check-in shortly before your arrival date. Check-in time is 4pm, though this can be changed on request if the unit is ready for occupancy. If you need a later check-out time, just ask as this can often be arranged.
Interaction with guests
I may or may not be on the island during your stay. Please let me know by email or phone if you have questions or if there are any problems, between the hours of 7:30am and 9:30pm Hawaii time.
This condo is a wonderful base for exploring the Big Island. Check out the great snorkeling at Kahaluu Beach Park just south of the complex on Alii Drive, the island's best white sand beaches north of Kona, the black sand beaches on the East side of the island and the green sand beach near South Point, the southern tip of the United States. I can give you tips on where to swim with turtles and manta rays. After a trip to the volcano or a hike through the jungle on the windward side of the island, this is a wonderful place to return to, barbecue and relax by the ocean in the balmy Kona evening air.
Best to rent a car at the airport for the 10 mile drive to the condo and for exploring the island. There is a shuttle that runs along Alii Drive to and from Kailua-Kona. It's about a 20 minute walk, pleasant in the early morning or evening, hot during the day, but with a few shady oceanfront rest areas. There's free parking behind Coconut Village Shopping Center, and Costco has the best gas and food prices on the island.
Other things to note
Please note that prices change according to high and low seasons. There is a 4 night minimum stay at all times of the year except during Ironman when I require a 10-night minimum stay. Price includes 13.25% in transient accommodation and general excise taxes which I'm obliged to collect on behalf of the state of Hawaii. Hawaii Business # , Makai Retreat LLC. The complex has a no pet, no smoking policy which is strictly enforced.
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I'm happy to share my home away from home, please treat it with respect. Absolutely no smoking, wild partying or drug use. Above all, please respect the other tenants' peace and privacy. Please leave sand at the beach or rinse off in the cabana bathrooms before returning to the condo.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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Originally from England, I have always enjoyed traveling and meeting people from all over the world. I chose Hawaii for the location of my airbnb as it's a wonderful place to live and share with others.