About this listing
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.
"Home away from Home" -- That's the way I would like to describe Edward's Condo. This was our first time in Hawaii and also our first airbnb stay, we were pleasantly surprised by how neat the entire place was and also all the tiny tiny utilities available in the overall condo. My wife particularly loved the kitchen setup since we cooked everyday(everything from spoons, containers, spices to toast maker, microwave was available to us!!!) as we weren't sure about the quality of vegetarian food in the big island.
The garage parking came in very handy with excellent security system which made us feel safe. Also the apartment is located very close to a number of beaches and shops (We visited lot of these shops during the evening/night time). This was very convenient for us and we didn't have to take the car out for these shopping and beach visits. Overall we were very satisfied with our stay at Edarwd's condo and would highly recommend it to our friends.
A wonderful stay in a wonderful location! Edward's condo had absolutely everything we needed, and it was so conveniently located. Having a washer and dryer in the unit made a huge difference to our comfort and convenience. Everything was easy and lovely. Can't recommend highly enough!
Edward is amazing! On top of all the details and lives in the same complex so he is only a text or phone call away when needed. This condo is a gem!! Tucked right in the center of Kona town it is ridiculously convenient for everything. You are a short walking distance from anything you would want to see or eat in Kona. And I mean short..5-10 min walk. The condo is nicely appointed with all the amenities you would look for on vacation in Hawaii. A/C is super cold, which was such a blessing when temps in Kona can get to 90* in August. I cant say enough about how great this condo is!!
I HIGHLY recommend anyone stay here!! or any of Edwards future properties...he gets how to host well!!
We only stayed at this condo for two nights before moving on to another part of the island, but I wish we'd arranged to stay longer. It's a beautiful condo and was immaculately clean. It's centrally located just a half block off Alii drive and easy walking distance to lots of great shops and restaurants on the waterfront. The free underground parking was so convenient. Edward was very helpful and very responsive. He's a great host.
This place is so central, very comfy, easy to get around on foot. There is undercover parking, very clean and tidy. Edward was very responsive and helpful getting into and out of the place.
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About the Host, Edward
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 on a regular basis observing the amazing reef just across from the condo.
I am available to my guests 24/7 and enjoy helping them plan their experience here on the island. I enjoy traveling all over the world.
My other home in the mountains of Northern New Mexico near Angel Fire and I love the mountains.
I take my responsibility of hosting very seriously and know that your experience here is an important one. I believe that every decision we make is an important one.