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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: Jan 30, 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

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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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26 Reviews

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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
Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast

Best private Lanai in Kona

  • 4 of 5
We spent four weeks at this condo in Jan 2014. The details describing this property were very accurate. The condo was clean, well maintained and cozy with excellent lighting & fans ... no need for air conditioning. We would recommend this unit and will return at some future date.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast

Crashing waves!

  • 5 of 5
If your highest priority in finding a place to stay is the proximity to the water then this place can't be beat! The lanai of this ground floor condo is literally over the top of crashing surf. My wife and I stayed here from 12/9-12/16 and really enjoyed the sound of the surf and the beautiful Sunset views while sitting outside on the lanai. We also observed lots of wildlife including a breaching Humpback whale and Sea Turtles and Eels right in the natural pools that are formed in the rocky shoreline below the lanai. It was also fun to watch the locals working the waves on their boogie boards each morning.
The property itself is not what I would describe as a "high-end" resort by any means but given the price point I would say that it is an excellent value. The grounds and landscaping are reasonably nice and certainly well cared for but don't expect the standards of the expensive luxury resorts. The same can be said of the individual unit. It is very nice and clean and does have some high end touches including granite countertops and a really nice big tile shower in an otherwise small bathroom. The furnishings are good and as I said before everything feels clean. The location of the property is also very good being a mile or two away from the main strip in the town of Kailua. This is very convenient for restaurants and shopping but is still far enough away from the crowds to relax.
To sum it up we believe that this place is a fantastic value and if you're not interested in paying the $500+ a night for the luxury resort room this place is a great alternative and we highly recommend staying here. You can always do what we did and go visit the beautiful resorts for the day and return back to watch the sunset and crashing waves in the comfort of your own (at least for the week!) home.
Just as a side note, the best activity we did on the island was going out with Kona Ocean Adventures to swim with the dolphins out in the ocean. Seriously fun experience! Look them up on Trip Advisor.
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Bend, OR

Bend, OR

  • 5 of 5
The view from the patio is the BEST. Morning coffee was so special watching the waves, they are so close, it's beautiful. Would highly recommend this condo and hope to come back again ourselves. I liked that it was a small complex. Grounds were nice. The condo's furnishings were good. Good location, we walked twice to town and it took 30 minutes.
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Absolutely Direct Ocean Front Condo 1.5 Miles from Downtown Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona Kona Coast

Very Nice

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I really enjoyed staying in this condo for a week it is nicely updated and clean and it was wonderful being right by the water and hearing the waves crash on the rocks and to sit on the lania for breakfast and watching the sunset at night. We also saw turtles every morning and some fish and sea life in the pools by the rocks. We went parasailing which was lots of fun an we did the summit stargazing tour on Mauna Kea and the Volcano tour to Mauna Loa. We went to a very nice Thai restaurant called Original Thai the food was excellent. and we also ate at Lava Java.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway


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......


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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $200
  • Departure Cleaning fee $125
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Payment of half is due at the time of booking and the balance is due two weeks before arrival.


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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