A slice of Aloha in Downtown Kona

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States

The Space


The location in the heart of downtown Kailua-Kona walk to everything! A No- smoking 400 sq ft studio condo in the heart of downtown Kailua-Kona. The studio is a very clean budget accomodation with a lot of aloha! The condo sits off of Alii Drive between Lava Java and Bubba Gumps. The property has a pool, jacuzzi, BBQ and beautiful grounds that represent the best of Hawaii. Unit has a small kitchenette that includes a toaster, coffee maker, small refrigerator and microwave and very basic eating utensils- plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, cutlery. Queen bed sleeps 2, there is a sofa twin bed in case you don't want to share. Flat screen TV and Air Conditioning too! Bathroom has a shower. Unit also has a small lanai that overlooks the pool and is a lovely place for some Kona coffee or island drinks. Quiet unit on top floor in the middle so little or no foot traffic (3rd floor/walk up). Internet in unit and public coin operated washer dryer on site. Restaurants, bars, and small beach just outside of your doorstep along with the weekly Farmer's Market. On-site FREE parking available although space may be limited after 6 PM so grab your spot early. Airport shuttle is approximately $28 for 2 people one way if you use speedi-shuttle- and make sure you pre-book- they don't take walk ups! Taxi is about $38 one way from the airport. No smoking condo complex is a unique property that really has "old Hawaii" flavor and it is in downtown Kona on Alii Drive. You are right in the downtown area and steps from beautiful water views, sunsets, and nightlife, but my unit is quiet and secluded from any noise. There are 100 units in the complex in (6) 3-story buildings and all condos are individually owned. The best part of the property is its grounds- boasting of dozens of native plants and soon to be a very very small botanical garden. Most owners take great pride in their "small slice" of Hawaii because they live on site part of the year and most of the owners keep the property maintained very well for ourselves and guests. My unit is kept clean, has some updates and we are hoping to do the bathroom in 2013 . All furnishings are Hawaiian contemporary and have much aloha. I have rented out my condo since 2004 and have enjoyed sharing Kona with many like minded travelers.

I bought the studio in 2004 when I was an Ironman athlete and trained 3 months out of the year on the Big Island and I raced several Ironman World Championships in Kona. I later became a pure cyclist and today I still train on the Big Island several times a year. Kona is my home away from home and is a pretty special place for me and it is fantastic to share a part of Hawaii with so many travelers. Owning a unit in Hawaii is expensive and we try to provide a nice clean travel option to budget minded travelers since so many options in the area can be dirty and uncomfortable or way too expensive.

I keep the studio with very basic amenities so not to over complicate things and it has exactly what you need to make a great trip comfortable. Although basic, we do try to keep quality and comfort in mind. We do not keep food or condiments in the unit between guests to avoid issues with heat, humidity, and bugs. If you plan on cooking on the BBQ you will need to bring or buy your own condiments (salt, pepper, sugar, etc). At the start of your stay you will be provided with paper towels, a small dish soap, a cleaning sponge and dish towel, 2 rolls of toilet paper, shower soap,clean linens and towels. These amenities are not replenished during your stay and the guest will need to buy products beyond the supplied inventory. If 1-2 people staying 2-3 nights, the supply should be adequate. Condo is cleaned ONLY at departure. If you have a daily/weekly cleaning need, you need to let me know an we'll see what we can arrange at the guest's expense. Also, if you will be visiting for a few days, I do NOT keep beach towels in the unit (just shower towels) and you WILL NEED to pack or buy beach towels towels for your stay.

Although the condo is not overly fancy and is not the Ritz, it is a lovely clean little gem and a great landing spot to visit downtown Kona, the surrounding beaches, and even a visit to the volcano- a must visit in my humble opinion. I hope to meet you through Airbnb if you choose my place but either way enjoy Kona and the Big I and its beaches, surf, history...it is a spectacular island! With much Aloha, Neva

Guest Access

Pool, BBQ, Laundry

Interaction with Guests

Just communications as I am off island.

The Neighborhood

Walking to everything in downtown Kona

Other Things to Note

Hawaii GET and TAT Tax are 13.416% and included in the price.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $1900 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $36
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Neva's place is awesome and does indeed have much aloha. Thank you for the quick response to my last minute request. Great place and great location. I would definitely plan on staying here on my next trip to kona. Cheers!

    March 2014
  • Aloha! We just spent 6 weeks in Neva's place. It was perfect for us. The grounds are well maintained and the pool area is wonderful. The condo, while small, was more then adequate for 2 people. The kitchen is very small and there is no stove top but we used an electric skillet, blender and we bought a small, inexpensive rice cooker which was fine. We also used the grill in the pool area often. There are great restaurants in walking distance. Especially Lava Java. When you stay here you are within walking distance to everything. Watch the sunset every night on the sea wall right outside of the complex. We saw whales everyday. There's so much to do on the Big Island. This is a great place to stay to experience it all! We hope to return soon. Neva is a great host.

    March 2014
  • We had a lovely stay at Neva's studio apartment.
    It is located within easy walking distance of Kona harbor, shoreline road, library, market, dozens of coffee shops and restaurants. The condo units are older, modest, not fancy, but well kept and have lovely vegetation and friendly guests and residents. Pretty little pool and lobby area let you get away from small room and yet still relax, use internet, do work that you've brought along. We like to explore island, staying over on Hilo/volcano side now and then....try new beaches .... visit historical sites...museums...and use the Kona studio as a base. We also enjoy quiet days when we stay closer to "home" read, relax and have simple Bar B Que dinner by the pool. So for us this place is dandy.
    Thanks Neva.

    January 2014
  • Neva's place is great! The condo is very clean, cozy, safe and well located.
    We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend this condo.

    October 2013
  • Thank you Neva for a wonderful and comfortable place to rest our heads at night. Great location for us. We took day trips all over the island then returned at night for the close restaurants and fun night life. The Condo was quiet, clean, and was as described in the information and photos. We enjoyed the nice lobby, pool and hot tub. Neva had great communication with us. She made concerted effort to esure that we had an an enjoyable stay and that everything was in order. Which it was. Thank you.

    September 2013
  • Perfect location. Very near downtown and the beach.

    September 2013
  • The pictures tell the story. They are an exact representation of the unit. Nice fluffy towels and kitchen linens. This is a great location! I parked the car and never moved it. Shopping and eats in walking distance.

    September 2013
  • Place was very convenient and affordable for our stay (my wife and I). Had all the necessities including living room, small kitchen area, bathroom and shower. Place was clean and tidy, with a lanai overseeing the pool area. Safe and secure location, within a very short walk to the centre of Kona. Car parking was also provided which helped us out greatly.

    September 2013
  • Neva's little condo is a true slice of paradise in the heart of Kona--surrounded by beautiful gardens swept clean daily by staff, excellent accomodations within the condo, very quiet and quick access to all the action on Alii Drive. We had a blast and will return our next trip! Thanks Neva and Ellen for a very enjoyable time!

    September 2013
  • Neva is a very good Host!
    Everything was as it is written in the description.
    The location is very near to everything. You have a market
    round the corner and a lot of nice shops and places to eat.
    The condo was very clean and we had everything we need for a
    nice week in Kona.

    I would recommend it and would book it again myself on the next trip to Kona.

    August 2013
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I am a former professional cyclist. Like being outside a lot! Beaches, Mountains, Sun, Snow- its all good. I love to travel. Favorite recent trip was traveling around the United States in a 16' Airstream for 8 months. Not adverse to main stream hotels but I traveled for work and spent the night in them for many years and would prefer to stay in unique and more intimate places. Think AirBnB is a fantastic alternative to traditional travel!
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