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Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona

Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona


Property Details

Updated: May 25, 2015
Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

The Kona Riviera Villas is twenty minutes south of Kona Int'l Airport and is an easy 1.5 walking distance south of downtown Kona. Your condo is just a short distance from Magic Sands Beach a local body surfing favorite and Kahalu’u Beach Park known for sea turtle viewing and some of the best snorkeling on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Recently remodeled, this one bedroom-one bath condo is Absolute Ocean Front! A quiet complex... all you hear is waves that lull you to sleep! A full sized washer and dryer inside unit for your convenience too. If you like to watch the surf and hear it at its best, this is the place. Unit #102 is the most private unit at Kona Riviera.

3 Night Minimum Stay-10 during Ironman & Christmas Season.

This is a non-smoking unit with a secured entry gate as you enter this small 12 unit complex.

Keywords: Condominium

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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We had a great time in Kona Riviera Unit #102. The most important attribution of this unit is its proximity to the water. It is literally right on the surf. The lanai is where you want to be - we watched whales, dolphins, turtles, eels, surfers, sailboats, fishing and excursion boats and various birds - all from the comfort of the lanai. The location was great - handy to town - a half-hour walk to nice restaurants. Three miles in the opposite direction provided great snorkeling.

To make the unit even better, we'd suggest some shelving in the bath and bedroom. While we were there, new landscaping improvements were made and a new fence was installed. Even with these activities, we enjoyed the private, quiet setting (quiet, except for the wonderful sound of the surf).

Having spent two weeks, we would definitely recommend the unit for any visitors who enjoy the water, wildlife and views in a relatively quiet and private setting. Just remember space is limited - more than two occupants is a little tight - and we wouldn't recommend it for more than a family (or very close friends) of more than a total of four. We plan to return!
Jan 2012
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Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast

Gorgeous and Private

  • 4 of 5
Such a private little condo in a small friendly complex that made us feel very welcome and a part of the long-term tenant family, while demonstrating respect for our privacy. The condo is exactly as pictured, with a gorgeous ocean view. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen has some nice quality utensils, cutlery and dishes. Totally loved our stay here, and would recommend this condo to any traveller, it has a great location between mile 2 and 2.5 - which keeps the hustle and bustle just far enough down the road. We loved walking each morning, relaxing on the lanai in the evening and cooking our own meals. Overall, a great place to stay while on vacation, we would book again given the opportunity to return to Kona.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast

On the water and spectacular

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Cris' condo in September of 2014 for 4 nights after a week on Maui at a luxury resort. It was everything we'd hoped for and due to our arrival time...much more. There was an unusually large swell happening when we rolled in that one of the local surfers described as a 'once every 10 year event' I'm talking 12-15 foot waves! Since this unit is located literally ON the rocks, it was intimidating at first to see these monsters coming at you. They always broke up on the lava shelf however and there was never any danger. My girlfriend and I spent many hours watching the waves from the was mesmerizing, way more relaxing than the resort pool fashion show, and very beautiful. By the 3rd day, the swell had died down and the ocean was much more tranquil. I would agree with another reviewer that air would be nice in the bedroom as we were there during a minor heat wave, but I never missed it in the rest of the unit. Everything in the condo was clean and well cared for and the caretaker lady was very helpful when we arrived. I would recommend this condo to anyone who is looking for "the view". At this price point, It really doesn't get any better. Thank Cris, we will be back.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Camano Island

Chris, Overall very nice

  • 4 of 5
Enjoyed the sunshine on the lania in the mornings. Nice to have new appliances and upgraded paneling. Very private. You do need to fix the lock on the front sliding glass door. The rusty looking water pipe to lay in the door "trough" being the only way to secure the door needs fixing. Would be nice to somehow have an inside table for meals or laptops .... especially when the surf is up and is cool in the evenings.

Overall very nice. Thanks for opportunity to respond. Jon
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast

Just finished locking it up and very much enjoyed

  • 5 of 5
Great unit!
Closest we've ever been to the water
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast

Very nice time in Kailua-kona

  • 4 of 5
The condo is exactly as pictured, and as everyone else has said the highlight is sitting out on the Lanai. We watched the sunsets, kayakers, several time dolphins passing by. The lanai is not completely private, anyone can walk into your part and it does sometimes happen. The complex is quiet and friendly. It is about 1.5-2 miles to town. We walked there almost everyday. We had an issue with the appliances and it was a bit of an issue. In the photo it shows a air conditioner in the bedroom, there is not one and has been taken out. It was fine, but a few nights were a bit hot to sleep, it is just a preference. Some people love hear the waves crashing at night and don't need it to be cool, others need it cool when sleeping. I would recommend the condo, just want everyone to know everything.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast

Wonderful Condo!

  • 5 of 5
What a great place to escape to. The crashing of the waves lulled us to sleep each night. We loved ending each day of adventure on the lanai with a drink while watching the ocean.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

Kona Riviera Villa #102 is the most private unit in the complex. Downstairs and direct oceanfront, not just oceanview from upstairs toward the middle of the complex. You will hear the sounds of the ocean not just see them from a distance.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Keahole Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : White Sands Beach Park at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Our condo is just 1.5 miles from town & about 1.5 miles from White Sands beach.

Golf: There are 20 magnificent Golf Courses to choose from on The Big Island. Including Hualalai Golf Club, Kona Country Club (just 9 minutes away, 3.84 miles), Mauna Kea Golf Course, Waikoloa Resort Golf-Kings Course & More......


From $165 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 11 2015
11 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 22 2015 - Dec 31 2015
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $200.00
  • Departure Cleaning fee $125.00
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 25, 2015


Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Romantic


  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 695 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Our Sofa turns into a bed to sleep 2 more people if needed.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda


  • Guests provide their own meals

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