Fantastic ocean views from every room. Walk in the front door and you are immediately struck with the beauty of it all! Terrific views and great furnishings.
This condo on the south fringe of downtown Kailua-Kona on The Big Island of Hawaii is within walking distance to all the hot spots. Yet it is a block off the main street so it's fairly quiet. On a hill and three stories up (no elevators) you look over the tops of the ocean front places. From the living area you can see the most spectacular panoramic ocean views from early morning to end of the day sunsets.
You will enjoy gentle ocean breezes as you watch from the bar height table and chairs next to the sliding glass door opening off the small balcony. There is also air conditioning behind the curtain in the living room for your comfort if you should need it.
This Kona Mansions condo #C-309 is located near the Coconut Grove Marketplace and across the street from the Royal Kona Resort, just a ways up Walua Rd. You may find Don's in the Royal Kona Resort & Huggo's on the Rocks next door a great place for 'happy hour' Mai Tais. Allot of these places have WiFi but we put WiFi in the condo too so you don't have to go out to get connected. It is secure with it's own password. Beach access from the unit is only a few steps away and about a five minute walk to Honel's beach.
Enjoy the Farmers Market and Historic District of town and all Alii Drive: its action and fantastic ocean front views, morning to night.
Yes the location is great but the condo is fantastic too! Here is a quick rundown of the most important aspects:
* Great ocean view!
* WiFi for your computing needs!
* Air conditioning!
* Swimming Pool/ BBQ and well maintained grounds.
* Parking Space
* Laundry Room nearby in complex
Clean linens provided in bedroom, bath & kitchen.
Hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Laundry detergent, shampoo, body soap, lotion, paper towels, glad wrap and kleenex all provided.
Kitchen dishes, cooking pans and utensils, microwave, blender, coffee maker with sample of Kona coffee, sugar and creamer to get you started. Olive oil, salt and pepper are also provided.
Masks & snorkels, beach noodles, boogie boards, beach towels & chairs, beach umbrella, child's beach toys and insulated carry bag.
Comfortable Queen size bed in bedroom.
Comfy futon in living room (standard; full size).
32” LCD TV, cable, DVD player.
Comfortable Recliner in living room swivels & rocks.
Granite top vanity in bathroom. Shower with seat.
Ceiling fans in living room and bedroom.
Bookcase with collection of books & DVDs.
I Phone/ I Pod docking station/speakers/alarm clock.
If you are looking for an affordable Ocean View condo look no further. It doesn't get any better!
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You won't find a better view of the ocean unless your toes are in the sand and you have surf lapping at your ankles! Though the view makes this rental extra-special, it is a beautifully decorated, tastefully furnished Condo, that was comfortable in every way. The building is across the street from the beach access walk, so the sand and surf are literally a short walk away. The Alii Drive Shopping District is within walking distance, also, including many of the famous Kona restaurants and attractions. Walk a little further, and you'll find parasailing, scuba, submarine, whale watching, and other water-sport tours at the docks. We would definately return to this property, and will recommend it to people near and far. It is an ideal spot to spend a few days or a few weeks. It is one of the few vacations where all the surprises were pleasant ones!!! Enjoy YOUR stay!
For ocean views and location you can not get better value for your dollar! WiFi, AC, & Parking space Free! NO CLEANING FEE!!!
We also have Fern Grotto cottage in the tropical forest near Volcano National Park, Hilo and Pahoa. 30 minutes each way from the cottage makes it easy to see it all in just a couple of days! It takes 21/2 hours to get from Kona to Fern Grotto cottage! It is a Big Island so stay both sides. Our guests usually stay on the average of 2 or 3/nts in the cottage.
1. This is a non-smoking unit.
2.Pets are not allowed.
3. No damage is done to unit or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
4. When leaving, all rubbish and discards are placed in garbage dumpster outside and across the building. Soiled dishes are cleaned and put away.
5. Key is left in lock box and unit is left locked. Leave pool/laundry, extra unit key on counter.
(website hidden) linens are lost or damaged. Please hang on hooks to dry.
8.MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: 4 People.
9.INCLUSIVE FEES: Rates include a one-time linen-towel setup. For a stay of over one week, two sets are provided.
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11.C-#309 is privately owned:
The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premise or its grounds.
The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest.
By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premise or others whom they invite to use the premise.
12. Please Observe quiet hours 10pm - 8am.
13. Keep balcony free of furniture and towels.
14. BBQ area is to be left clean after use.
15. Quests may use laundry room in complex.Follow posted rules.
16. Have a safe and happy stay!
The location was great with an awesome view of the water. Everything we need was there and then some. The room was very comfortable and clean. I don't think they overlooked one detail.
It was a wonderful trip! The apartment is in a nice and very convenient condo building, with a dedicated parking spot and every facility I need. I walked to the bar/restaurant area a few times to get quick bites and rent snorkeling gears. Fern and Bruce also nicely provided beach chairs, umbrella, snorkeling gears and boogie boards that we can borrow. Eating poke bowls at the ocean view dining table is definitely a bliss. I strongly recommend this place!
Great condo, well equipped with towels, beach gear and everything else you need. Great location, walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in Kona. We would definitely stay here again!
We had a very nice stay. The place was as described and clean. We arrived rather late, and had no problem with access - the keys were in a lock bocks, all was ready, parking spot available.
The location was great - walking distance to everything we wanted in Kona.
The apartment had snorkeling equipment and boogie boards, as well as a sun shade and some chairs one could take to the beach - very convenient!
Thanks a lot!
Fern and Bruce are wondefrful hosts. The condo is clean, warm and comfortable. Location is ideal for walking around Kailua-Kona. All the appliances one needs are provided. We had a fabulous stay on the Big Island and Fern and Bruce were a major reason why.
The condo was fantastic! Superb location close to town but also very quiet. View was even better than in the photo. Included all the extras you'd need for your stay in the kitchen along with great beach gear and a super comfy living room. Check-in was really convenient, all the details thought of, and place overall was spotless. If you're looking for a laid-back stay on the Big Island, this is it. Thank you so much!!
The place was fantastic. Beautiful views, walking distance to great restaurants and very comfortable. We had a great time there and would recommend it to anyone.
We were set to arrive at the same time as Hurricane Ana, and while we thankfully did not need it, the hosts left us emergency supplies just in case.
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Bruce and Fern have lived on the Hilo side of the "Big Island or Hawaii Island" in Hawaiian Acres since 2000. Fern Grotto cottage vacation rental is only 7 miles away. In 2011 they bought a condo on the west side in Kailua- Kona at Kona Mansions V. It has been a pleasure for them to host quests on both sides of the " Big Island". Bruce and Fern see to both Fern Grotto cottage and their Kona condo themselves. They are happy knowing guests arrive to a clean and welcoming atmosphere. Special touches given with care for their quests are present throughout.
It takes a good 21/2 hours to travel from one side of the Island to the other and with so much to see on both. Bruce and Fern suggest to anyone coming for the 1st time to stay both sides. More time in Kona if you are a sun-seeker, enjoy walking past shops and restaurants with great ocean breezes, views and white sandy beaches. On the East side stay at least 2-3 days to see the Volcano National Park, waterfalls, rain forest (and yes Fern Grotto cottage does have a lava tube). Also a fun thing to do at night is to go to Volcano and view Halemaumau Crater from both the lodge and museum along the Kilauea Crater rim. Be sure to bring a fleece jacket for those cool evenings. Bruce and Fern provide umbrellas and flashlights at the cottage. Just some of those thoughtful touches your hosts think of!
Bruce and Fern have Fern Grotto cottage vacation rental on the east side and now the Kona Mansions condo also a vacation rental on the west side for everyone to enjoy!