Located in Kona's newest Condo complex, our restful 2 bedroom, 2 bath, extended lanai unit is a perfect getaway. Across the street from Honl's Beach, resort style pool, grill area and workout room and short walking distance into the village.
This luxury condo is located in Alii Cove, one of Kona's newest complexes. All new stainless steel appliances and soothing furnishings add to the relaxed and calming decor. There is a large flat screen TV, wifi DVD player and wifi router.
The private, gated complex includes a resort style pool, jacuzzi, barbecue area and workout room. The unit has two assigned parking spaces, one covered and one uncovered. Guest parking is also available.
Alii Cove is the first complex on the left, south of Historic Kona Village. It's location is perfect for walking into town, it is across the street from Honl Beach. The location of my condo within the complex is most convenient, as it is close to the pool area (but not right next to it), and close to the street (but not so close that you hear traffic noise). The lanai plantings are tropical (bananas!, good luck Ti plants, croton plants and a palm tree), also a sun shade that you can pull down to keep out the hot sun during the day (yet can still get light and see through), a 15-20 minute drive from the airport, a short 5-10 minute walk to Kona village, restaurants and the farmer's market. A 10 minute drive in either direction takes you to golf courses, tennis or shopping.
This well appointed 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has a California King bed in the master bedroom, two twin beds in the second bedroom and a comfortable pull-out sofabed in the living room. The condo has a flat screen TV, cable, wireless internet, new stainless steel appliances and washer and dryer. The quiet lanai has seating for 6 and is planted with tropical palms including banana palms. Brand new stainless dishwasher is installed (as all new appliances).
Again, the location of this complex can't be beat - across the street from a sandy beach and on the south edge of downtown Kailua-Kona on Alii Drive. The unit is in building C, a great location within the complex - close to everything (pool, beach etc), but far enough away from the main street, so very quite. For a map of the complex search Alii Cove online.
The best snorkling spot is Captain Cook - it's a bit of a hike in though. You're walking distance into town - Bubba Gump's in right on the water. Lava Java is nice for breakfast. The best and most inexpensive 100% pure Kona coffee is in the little trailer on the left near Java on the Rocks (a wifi cafe on the sand). The Farmer's Market is a little further down Alii Drive, again walking distance, and is open a few days a week - great for fresh produce of all kinds! There is also a Farmer's Market on Friday mornings at the Keahoe Shopping Center, and on Wednesdays in between Keahoe and Kailua-Kona.
The volcano viewing is worth the trip. Take a sweatshirt in case it's chilly or rainy there - it was for us the last time we went and we weren't prepared for it. There is a seahorse farm not far from the airport. You need to call or check online to make sure when they're open for tours as it's only 2 or 3 days a week. At the end of the tour you get to hold a seahorse! There is a special Manta Ray dive at night that is spectacular. A submarine ride and the water parachute ride is available right on Alii Drive beach. Golfing is available at Keahoe which is only 10 minutes to drive.
The green sand beach is a few hours drive away but needs a 4 wheel drive or a day's hike to reach once you're off road. It's at the Southern Most point in the US!~ Along the way, there's a GREAT restaurant called Hanna Hoi that makes great homemade bread and pies! I try to stop there every time I'm in the area as in going to the Volcano, the Green Sand Beach, or Hilo. Turtles love to rest on the Black Sand Beach! It truly is black and isn't too far away from Kona.
Hilo takes almost half days drive but worth the trip. Take bug spray though because it's truly like a jungle in places there. There's a railroad museum near Hilo. The public gardens are beautiful!
Various guidebooks and online sources can give you more information as well.
Resort style pool, jacuzzi, bbq area with 2 large grills and sink, and workout room are available to all tenants/ guests.
Interaction with Guests
In communication with guests on an as guests need. Always open to help with questions, restaurant suggestions and touring ideas. Also fine to leave the guests to their privacy, once initial check in via text, email or phone has taken place.
The complex is located across the street from Honl's Beach - a few minutes to walk down and enjoy the beautiful sunsets! A short 5 - 10 minute walk along the ocean front into the village for dinner. The location is wonderful!
You're walking distance into town - Bubba Gump's in right on the water. Lava Java is nice for breakfast. The best and most inexpensive 100% pure Kona coffee is in the little trailer on the left near Java on the Rocks (a wifi cafe on the sand). The Farmer's Market is a little further down Alii Drive, again walking distance, and is open a few days a week - great for fresh produce of all kinds! There is also a Farmer's Market on Friday mornings at the Keahoe Shopping Center, and on Wednesdays in between Keahoe and Kailua-Kona.
Other Things to Note
Our condo is just a short walk to the complex pool, jacuzzi, bbq and workout room area; and close to Honl beach. The condo is close to the pool and beach, but not right on top of either so that you do not get noise. It's easy to walk to the Historic Kona Village and about 1 mile walk to the pier.
Nearby attractions include: the Seahorse Farm near the airport (look up online when they are open to the public), snorkeling at Captain Cook, and the Place of Refuge. It's worth the drive to go to the Volcano ~ you might want to spend the night there and get to know the area a bit more! The Southern Most tip of the US in on this island and near the Green Sand Beach! (either take a tour, rent a 4WD jeep, or hike for a distance) and definitely worth the effort! Also, the black sand beach is worth seeing - many large sea turtles! Stop by Hanna Hou's restaurant on the way to or from the Southern Most spot of the US - for delicious homemade bread, pies etc.
No smoking, no pets, no shoes inside (Hawaiian style), property rules are no loud parties/conversations after 10 PM as this is a residential neighborhood.
SUMMARY OF ALII COVE RULES
Use of Project and Apartment
•Children and Guests – Owners are responsible for the conduct of children and guests occupying their apartment at all times.
•Observance of Covenants, Restrictions, Etc. – Owners shall observe these rules and ensure their Occupants and Guests also observe and comply with all project rules.
•Public Ways – Bicycles, scooters and related vehicles shall not be operated on walkways or sidewalks of the Project. Skateboards shall not be ridden on any walk ways, driveways, sidewalks or parking areas of the Project.
•Open Flame Cooking – Cooking over an open flame with charcoal or hibachis is not permitted. Barbequing with a gas or electric grill is permitted on lower lanais only. The use of open flame Tiki Torches are prohibited in the Project.
•Fireworks – The use or shooting of fireworks of any type at anytime is prohibited on the Project.
•Pool, Spa and Workout Room – There shall be absolutely No Smoking anywhere in the Recreation Area.
•Workout Room –
oHours are: 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM daily.
oMinor Children are not permitted at any time to use the workout facilities.
•Pool, Spa –
oHours are the same as the Workout Room (See above).
oOccupants and their guests shall use the swimming pool, spa and related facilities at their own risk.
oOnly a maximum of 6 guests per Unit are allowed.
oAll minor children MUST be under the poolside supervision of an adult at all times.
oYelling, “horseplay”, running, jumping, diving and other boisterous conduct is not permitted in the pool and pool area.
oGlass and other breakable containers are not permitted in the pool or BBQ areas.
oToys, inflatable mats, tubes or similar items are permitted in the pool area at the discretion of the management. NO hard toys and/or boards are allowed at any time.
oNo food is permitted around the food at any time.
Parking Areas and Driveways
•Parking Stalls – Occupants must use assigned parking spaces only. Only autos, trucks (3/4 ton max), mopeds, motorcycles and bicycles are to be parked in stalls.
•Visitor Parking – Use of Visitor parking stalls by Occupants is prohibited. No overnight parking shall be allowed in the Visitor parking stalls, except by special arrangement with the Resident Manager.
•Speed Limit – The speed limit for all vehicles is 15 miles per hour within the project.
•Parking in any Tow Away Zone (Marked in Red) of the complex will result in your vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense.
•Disturbances – Occupants shall not make or cause, or permit their families or Guests to make or cause noise which will unreasonably annoy or interfere with the rights, comfort and convenience of other Occupants.
Enforcement of Rules
oViolation of Rules and Laws – Occupant agrees to abide by all Alii Cove Rules and state and federal laws during the term of the agreement. Any violation of these rules and/or laws will result in immediate termination of agreement and Occupant will be subject to immediate eviction and shall be responsible for all remaining costs and any additional costs related to violation of rules and/or laws.
An absolutely fabulous place to stay just over a mile from Kailua-Kona pier, half a mile from Island Lava Java(lovely Kona coffee and muffins) and about 25 minutes drive from the airport.
Rosabeth's place is a home from home and a lovely place to relax after a day on the beach or travelling the island.
Everything you could need, except a kettle for us British tea drinkers, and spotlessly clean.
I will definately be coming again.
Thank you Rosabeth for the use of your wonderful home.
Rosabeth is a great communicator and a caring, warm host. The condo is very comfortable with a fabulous lanai. The kitchen is freshly updated with everything you need. The complex is kept in immaculate condition, the highlight being a really nice pool area. I recommend this home highly!
We loved Rosabeth's condo! It was like being at home. It was very clean and beautifully furnished. We stayed there with our 2 year old son and it was nice to have a full kitchen and space for him to play. There is a beautiful pool in the complex that's just perfect for relaxing. There is a beach across the street, but we found one just a few miles south of the complex that was perfect for us. It had more sand for our son to enjoy. There is a scooter rental place nearby. It's a great way to get around to all the shops and restaurants. Rosabeth suggested that we try Sam Choy's and it was delicious. She was very helpful and stayed in contact during our stay. She made sure we had everything we needed. We kept in touch using email and texting. If you choose her condo, I don't think you will have any complaints with Rosabeth as your host.
I am so glad you were able to enjoy our condo as we love it!
I do hope you and you family can come back again sometime to enjoy this island paradise!
Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to give feed back.
You are welcome back any time!
My husband and I have been world travels for over 30 years. When we first came to the big island, we fell in love with it! There are so many things to see and do.
Our condo is part of a luxury property and is wonderfully located. It is right across from the beach and a short walking distance to town. The premises has a picturesque pool, jacuzzi, workout room and barbeque area!
We hope you enjoy our relaxing, peaceful place as much as we do!