Cozy, Elegance in Heart of Kona!!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States
Gigi & Andy
Your host, Gigi & Andy
117 Reviews
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The Space

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!! FREE WIFI AND A/C IN THE ROOM! CHECK OUT OUR LAST MINUTE SPECIAL DAILY RATES!!! We Are Filling A Few Remaining Days At Last Year's Prices!!! July special nightly rates now a low $79 rate on short stays for all remaining nights!!!
Just remember while you are looking for a vacation spot that over 115+ previous guest reviews (170+ in both our condos) can't be wrong! You pay all that money for airfare but please don't ruin your vacation by staying in a dump to save a nickel... We've done it in the past and regretted it. Look at the reviews and spend $10 a night more for piece of mind. We want you to have a blast in Kona (we do!) Don't forget to look at our other condo here in the same complex! It may have the dates you need or you can stay in both! The other one sleeps four more comfortably but has a smaller kitchenette.

Our Purpose In Owning And Renting Out This Little Home Away From Home Is To Allow Folks To Enjoy Our Island As We Do Today. We Too Have Made Many Vacation Trips To The Islands Not Long Ago And Were Many Times Unpleasantly Surprised By Dumpy, Dirty Accommodations That Negatively Affected Our Vacation. This Little Gem Will Never Disappoint You! It Hasn't Let Anyone Down In Over 2 years With Over 400 Guests! We Have Over 165 Positive Reviews on our two Condos And Not One Of Them Has Been Edited Or Deleted! COMPLETE COMPLEX IS NON-SMOKING (this should be important to you if you don't smoke) But if you do smoke, you can smoke out by the oceanfront. Easy Check-In And Out (Because We Live On Island) Although we would love to meet every guest in person, there is a good chance you will not meet us in person. There is no need to since the room has a door entry code and we don't need to collect any money from you thanks to AirBNB... We have busy lives here in Kona so we can't give you a personal tour but you will find a guide book in the room for our favorite spots and you are always welcome to call, text, email or message us for suggestions.

All Rates Include 13.42% Hawaii Tax. Book Now Because These Are Introductory Rates To Get Our Condo Exposure And Establish A Returning Clientele (Friends). We Don't Do This Just For The Money, We Do It So You Can Have The Best Experience Ever On The Big Island!

Once You Stay, You Will Be Coming Back! Mom's Will Love This One (You Won't Go Wrong Dad) This Is Your Home Away From Home Studio Condo In A Quiet Location With A Beautiful Garden View! Snorkel Gear, Beach Gear, Cooler, Beachchairs For Your Visit. We Also Have Beach Cruiser Bikes You Can Use For Free!!! They Are Locked Up There On The Property And We Will Provide You A Key If You Want To Use Them! Please Advise Us If You Want To Use Them In Advance. We can't guarantee they will be ready to use, they are a perk and not part of the rental fee.

The Nicest Condo In Kona Islander Inn (Where Rates Have Gone Up To over $99 Per Night Plus Tax And a steep Cleaning Fee For A Unit Not Even Near As Nice As Ours) Sleeps 4 if needed (Two Private). This Studio Unit Has A Fully Functional Kitchen Which Will Save You So Much In Food Costs!!! Free Air Conditioning! (Many Condos Charge $15 Day For Air) Queen Murphy Bed And A Premium Full-Size Aerobed Inflatable Mattress For The Kids Or The Adventurous (the Aerobed is in the closet For You To Inflate Automatically) If You Have 3 Or More Guests In The Room Please Just Check 3 Guests When You Book Even Though You May Have Four. We Charge $10 Per Night Extra For The Aerobed And Extra Linens For 3 Or 4 Guests. No Need To Pay For Four, Just Check 3 On Your Listing For One $10/Nt Extra Fee! Condo Also Has Flat Screen Tv With Cable, Wireless Internet, Dvds, Granite Countertops With Convection Microwave, Full Size Refrigerator, Pots And Pans, Dishes, Hot Plate, George Foreman Grill, Toaster Oven, Electric Skillet And Crock Pot. The Bathroom Has A Travertine Shower With Great Water Pressure As Well As A Hair Dryer, Extra Soaps, Shampoos, And Other Toiletries. Even Slippers!

Quiet Garden (Flowering Trees) View right off your balcony! On Ali'i Drive Next To Lava Java, Lulus, Hugos, Outback, And Humpys restaurants. Directly Across The Street From The Ocean! You Are In The Heart Of Kona Town But So Quiet And Private In The Center Of A Quaint Complex Near Pool, Hot Tub And Bbq.

The Public Bus And Trolley Go Right By The Condo On Ali'i Drive To Take You To Snorkeling Or Our Favorite Beaches (Magic Sands) but there is a nice beach just 4 blocks to the North next to Kailua Pier Right Down Ali'i Drive. You Can Drive Into The Complex From Ali'i Dr Or Kuakini Hwy Behind The Complex. Pool, Hot Tub, Bbq And 24 Hr Laundry On Site. Free Parking!

Book Your Dates Now Because As You Can See We Fill Up everyday At These Prices. Note Pricing Increases For Oct (Ironman Triathalon), Dec-Jan (Christmas Break), And Mar-Apr (Spring Break). Still Very Affordable For This Beautiful Condo In A Beautiful Location...

Due To Our Amazing Response To Our Low Rates, We Will Be Happy To Help You Find More Nights Right Here In The Kona Islander Inn Complex At Our Other Condo At Airbnb Listing Number (phone number hidden) Coincide With Nights You Book In This Condo!!! Look At Our Other Listing Please!

Please Ensure You Look At Our Other Listing here on AirBNB. It Sleeps Four More Comfortably, Is Oceanview And Is Also On The Ground floor For Easy Access And Is Currently Filling up Very Quickly.

Please Read Our Numerous Great Reviews!!! None Have Been Edited Or Removed Since May 2012!!! You Will Be Coming Back!!! Just Like Our Return Guests!

Guest Access

Pool, Hot tub, Laundry (door entry code (phone number hidden)) Lobby, Free Parking, Beach Cruiser Bicycles, snorkel Gear, Beach Gear including chairs!

Interaction with Guests

If you have ANY questions, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE message, email, text or call and ASK them instead of telling us your issues AFTER you leave. We are available 24/7 to help you!!! Easy Check-In And Out (Because We Live On Island) Although we would love to meet every guest in person, there is a good chance you will not meet us in person. There is no need to since the room has a door entry code and we don't need to collect any money from you thanks to AirBNB... We have busy lives here in Kona so we can't give you a personal tour but you will find a guide book in the room for our favorite spots and you are always welcome to call, text, email or message us for suggestions.

The Neighborhood

You are right in the center of all the action in Kailua-Konatown but it is quiet and peaceful in a near jungle like setting!

Getting around

The Public Bus And Trolley Go Right By The Condo On Ali'i Drive To Take You To Snorkeling Or Our Favorite Beaches (Magic Sands) but there is a nice beach just 4 blocks to the North next to Kailua Pier Right Down Ali'i Drive. You Can Drive Into The Complex From Ali'i Dr Or Kuakini Hwy Behind The Complex. Pool, Hot Tub, Bbq And 24 Hr Laundry On Site. Free Parking! Remember the free beach cruisers too! From airport take taxi or call SpeediShuttle (phone number hidden) or book on their website.

Other Things to Note

Have fun!!! We really want you to know that we have rarely (1 in 100 guests) ever had to keep any of your security deposit. It is only for that 1 in 100 guests who want to trash our room and ignore all of our house rules. Sadly, there are a few of those and for them, we might need all of the $300 deposit! Look at our reviews. We are great hosts with awesome condos!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $599 /week
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • We absolutely loved Gigi & Andy's place! It was even better than the descriptions or pictures show because the hosts have thought of everything possible a visitor to The Big Island might need. This includes things that any visitor to any destination would love...way beyond what a hotel would provide. The view from the lanai is gorgeous. The living room and bathroom are the perfect size for two. The location is right in the heart of Kailua so we could walk to all the restaurants and shops. Traveling north or south we easily got to different beaches and points of interest. The AC wasn't always necessary but was important for hot days. It felt like coming home when we returned each day to relax and rest. What was exceptional was the amount of information the hosts gave us before we came. Expectations were clear as were the condo community requirements. They also left maps, coupons, and their own recommendations for restaurants & vendors. Thank you, Gigi & Andy, we would love to come back!

    June 2014
  • Hi Gigi and Andy
    Thanks for helping us to arrange a belated honeymoon stay for our daughter and her husband. They had a great time exploring the neighborhood and further afield.

    June 2014
  • This place is awesome. Everything as specified. We had no problems with our stay. Gigi and Andy were really responsive with any questions and I would definitely recommend staying in that part of the Big Island. Would definitely come back here again.

    June 2014
  • We absolutely loved our stay here! The accomodation was perfect for us (2 people). It is close to all the activity, and it was easy to travel to other parts of the island. The place was clean and comfortable-no complaints whatsoever! It was fantastic having beach towels, mats, snorkel gear and boogie boards waiting in the closet. That saved us a lot of money. If/when we venture back, we would definitely stay at Gigi and Andy's again!!

    May 2014
  • Loved this place! It was super nice inside, a cool lanai with a tropical view, modern kitchen and bathroom. Gigi and Andy were super communicative and helpful, getting in was a breeze. Would definitely stay here again

    May 2014
  • Gigi & Andy were very nice & responsive to all my questions. Their guidelines might seem long, but it's very comprehensive and makes for a pleasant experience, so don't let that detour you.

    The studio is exactly as described. It's very clean and stylishly (email hidden)rfect for 2 adults, but cramped for 4. The kitchen has all the amenities, and there's beach gear (boogie board, snorkel gear) in the closet for guest use (alas, we didn't stay long enough to use them). It's located in a nice inn/hotel complex in the heart of Kona...so it's very walkable to many restaurants and the oceanfront and a very close drive (less than 5 minutes) to grocery stores, etc. Super convenient.

    Gigi & Andy were wonderful hosts! Thank you!

    May 2014
  • We stayed here only 1 night but it was great. The location was perfect, close to everything. The place was exactly as described. Thanks andy and gigi for great communication and for being great hosts. I would stay here again.

    May 2014
  • Gigi and Andy were very accommodating and responsive. Condo was clean and welcoming and a great location for exploring downtown kona. Thank you!

    May 2014
  • Convenient location and pleasant complex with nice pool

    April 2014
  • Wonderfully comfortable and COMPLETELY supplied bit of paradise surrounded by fragrant gardens right in Kona. Close to the sea and sand and all Kona offers, yet private and quiet. Perfect!!

    April 2014
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Gigi- Full time Property Manager for these two units Andy-UPS pilot
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We live in Kona and love it! We bought this little condo so you too can enjoy our little town. When we moved here 5 years ago we stayed in one of these units that was renovated like ours is and fell in love with the Kona Islander Inn. We are here in Kona to make your vacation experience a joy! Although you may not meet with us, (as we respect your privacy) we will always be available if you need us! We fell in love with Hawaii because of the Aloha spirit. We want others to enjoy the spirit of Aloha as well. Many of our guests have toured the island and returned to us before leaving Kona. All have raved about our comfortable, clean, affordable ohana, our home and hospitality. They say this was their favorite place to stay in Hawaii, and a better value than other places they stayed. They want to return and to send friends. Nowhere Else on Earth - Hawaii's Unique Offerings: The Big Island, the most exciting island in Hawaii, has 11 of the 13 ecosystems, from snow-capped mountains in winter, towering 14,000' above the ocean, to tropical rain forests. All this on an island almost 200 miles around. Kilauea Volcano adds land to the island daily, as lava flows into the ocean. See Thurston Lava Tubes in Volcano National Park, a short walk through a primordial forest of towering fern. Star-gaze at Mauna Kea Observatory. Visit ancient heiau (temple) where King Kamehameha united the Hawaiian islands. Watch migrating whales and spinner dolphins at Kua Bay, Paddle out to Captain Cook's monument in Kealakekua Bay where the first known Europeans met (website hidden) Hawaiians, a truly diverse people and culture. Hula. Go to a real luau. Enjoy surfing, the apart of Alii (royalty). Swim with gazillions of colorful fish and sea turtles at Kealakekua Bay. Lie on a black sand beach at Punalu'u. Go coffee tasting at Kona farms. Discover your own secret treasures. Live Aloha our life motto... You will be coming back again after staying with us! We promise... A Hui Hou, Gigi & Andy
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