We are a nicely appointed condo in the heart of Old Kona Town. We are across from the Hulie'e Palace and only a couple of hundred feet from the ocean. There are restaurants, galleries, Kona coffee houses and exotic shopping right out our doors.
This beautiful condo was just fully and expertly remodeled and furnished. It is new inside with sophisticated Polynesian accents. We are in the heart of downtown Kona on the island of Hawaii or "The Big Island". We overlook the oldest church in Hawaii, Mokuaikaua Church, and the Hulihee Royal Palace in downtown Kona. We are steps away from the pier, restaurants and special activities. This is the old heart of the village of Kona, literally in the back yard of the Hulihee Palace.
We have one bedroom one bath with large lanai and a new kitchen, fully stocked with all the necessary dishes.
Although we are in the core and center of the town, we are quiet because of the church as our closest neighbor. We are on the quiet side of our building orientated toward the church grounds. We have covered parking in a garage and elevators from the parking area. Cable, high-speed internet and a new washer/dryer is included. This is truly a wonderful property unique because of its setting.
Our building includes a wonderful pool and barbecue decks which overlook the busy Ali'i Drive and the Pacific Ocean. Step out of the parking garage and you are right where all the downtown action is.
Prices include Hawaii tax of 13.42%! This is important when comparing prices because many people add it onto the posted price.
WE ARE NON-SMOKING!
We have a beautiful salt-water pool and fabulous rooftop lanais where our guests can have a barbeque and get a sun tan. Our main downtown area in Kona is right out our doors.
Interaction with Guests
I am always available to give advise about the island and share some special places with guests. There are so many things to do here, an adventure at every turn.
I just love living in downtown Kona. We are on the quiet end of the "strip" here along the oceanfront at Kailua Bay. It is quiet in our neighborhood soon after dark. Just a few blocks down along the waterfront are our nightclubs and late-night restaurants with daily live music. It really is a special place, very calm with many shopping, dining and night club options.
We have a daily bus that goes up and down Alii Drive for many miles. Taxi is always available and there is a very good bus that goes all the way from Kona to Hilo for a very small price.
Other Things to Note
Only a city block from beautiful Kona Pier, the starting point for our triathlons and the world famous Ironman Triathlon Competition. Snorkeling in this bay is world-class. We require a 9 day booking for the Ironman week.
We are in a very nice condo buildking and we abide by the condo association's rules. That is, mostly, considerate of others and quite from 8 am to 9 pm. Respect the furnishings and leave the space in fine condition. NO SMOKING!
We do not do dishes. There is a $50 charge for dirty dishes left behind. We will empty the dishwasher for you though.
I made this reservation for my parents and they had nothing but good things to say about Edward's condo. The condo is located in downtown Kona and is in walking distance to many different shops and restaurants.
Edward was easy to contact and the condo was as pictured.
We loved our stay at Kona Plaza. The condo was as described, clean and nicely furnished. The location was perfect - we could walk to everything. We especially enjoyed using the BBQ on the shared ocean view lanai and chatting with the friendly neighbors. Edward provided us with local information that helped us make our stay more enjoyable. We want to come back.
We loved everything about our stay at Edward's condo and it really felt like a home away from home. The condo is charmingly decorated and is neat and clean. He has really thought of everything to make his guests comfortable. The location was perfect and just steps from the beach and Ali'i Drive where we could find everything that a visitor might need. Despite its closeness to so much activity, Edward's condo was amazingly quiet. We really enjoyed our morning coffee on his lovely lanai, listening to the birds singing in the nearby trees. I would recommend his condo to anyone who plans to visit Kona.
We enjoyed staying here. The location was very convenient for us. We only made sandwiches, but the kitchen seemed to have everything necessary for more serious cooking. We arrived at night and had a bit of trouble finding the garage--nothing too bad, just took a couple extra minutes. Edward was friendly and helpful when we contacted him. I loved reading out on the lanai! However, we thought it was a bit noisy at night. Kona is just more busy than other places we stayed in Hawaii. I also didn't like that the bedroom window is right on the common area "hallway" side of the condo, with people walking by. Seemed like a weird place for the bedroom. The blackout curtains completely cover this window, though. All in all, I recommend staying here and would return.
We loved staying in Edward's Kona condo! By the end of the week, it felt like home. The listing was accurate, the condo was clean, the location was ideal - close to everything but quiet. We have stayed a couple of blocks away at the King Kam hotel a few times. This was less expensive, equivalent location, plus a kitchen so we saved a bundle on restaurants. The neighbors in the condo were all friendly and helpful. Edward was available if needed, invisible otherwise.
We enjoyed our stay at Edward's condo. Clean well kept up. We didn't use the kitchen except for coffee but it looked well stocked. Great location. A very short walk to the main drag in Kona. Quiet. Pretty view of the first church in Hawaii and a gorgeous flowering tree. Check in and check out was a breeze! We'd stay there again and recommend to friends.
Our decision to stay with Edward this trip was probably the best we made.
The condo itself is amazing, with all the amenities you could ever need, as well a clean and modern living environment. We found that everything we needed to be comfortable on vacation, Edward had already thought of and fitted into this condo.
The location is even better. Located right at the heart of Kailua Kona, we found that it was not only convenient, but also quick to get where we wanted to go.
I would most definitely recommend anyone looking to vacation on the Big Island to stay here. We're definitely coming back when we decide to visit the Big Island again.
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I am a professional landscape designer and nurseryman. I have a beautiful condo in wonderful downtown Kona. I know the island well, the special beaches and activities. I am a diver and avid swimmer and swim from the pier in Kona just steps away from the condo.