1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Ocean View 2 Balconies, Mountain View, Too!!
Bob & Tracey both lived in Honolulu at 14 (just 2 miles from each other). Tracey graduated from high school in Honolulu in 1970 but did not meet Bob until 1995. They have been together ever since, marrying in 1997 and blending two families. Their dream since meeting had been to own a place in Hawaii and maybe eventually retire there! Finally. in 2016, 20 years later, they bought their dream. Ocean views, mountain views, what more could they want?
Tracey purchased this Condo in 2016
Why Tracey chose Kailua-Kona
It's close to the heart of the Historic Kailua-Kona Village and there is a trolley that travels up and down Ali'i Drive that they can hop on and go visit friends from New Mexico that retired close by and be downtown in minutes to enjoy all the restaurants they have come to love. One of the best parts? Bob can body surf at Magic Sands Beach every morning and the beach that Bob and Tracey renewed their vows in 2012 is right down the street. In the evenings they can sit on their balcony, have a glass of wine and enjoy the sunsets over the ocean with friends.
What makes this Condo unique
The pool and grounds at Kona Makai are just gorgeous! If you enjoy working out while on vacation, we have that to offer. No need to look for a gym.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
May smoke on balconies
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great Place !
Wonderful unit. Even better in person than the pictures show. Quick communication by Tracey the owner. Great value.
We have stayed many times at the Kona Makai, one of the best complexes along Alii Dr.. BIrd of Paradise unit is very comfortable, quite and well appointed.
So glad that you enjoyed your stay in the Bird of Paradise unit at Kona Makai. We hope that your next visit to the Big Island you will stay with us again!!
Excellent Place to Enjoy Kona
Owners really do care about the quality of your stay. The condo is great with a warm pool and a hot tub that borders on being too hot ....and it is all next to the ocean and close to all the things in Kona and excellent beaches. It was our 2nd stay and if we go back to the big island, we will stay there again.
The photos don’t do it justice.
The bed was very comfy, the towels were fluffy and Tracey was very helpful with our requests. Nice lanai to sit on and watch the day go by. Great air con too.
We walked into town each day 20-25 mins. Didn’t need to use the Kona trolley. Thanks for a great stay Tracey.
We are so glad you guys had such a great time during your Ironman stay. You are so right, Kona Makai Condos is a great location! Thank you for all the nice things about our Bird of Paradise condo. We love it too!! We look forward to hosting you on your next visit.
Positives and Negatives
We just returned from a week at Kailua-Kona.
Positives: The building with the unit in it is away from pool (and farther from ocean), lanai is very private and quiet, with large palm trees right in front of it. Lanai has nice morning sun; in the afternoon the building blocks the sun which is a positive as it otherwise might be too hot to sit outdoors, which looked to be the case for the condos across the courtyard.
Bed was of good quality - this should be a given but is not always the case in rentals.
Well equipped condo with beach chairs, beach towels, and kitchen cookware.
The condo's grounds are beautiful, pool and hot tub were great, grills by pool were clean and worked well, and sunsets from pool and grilling area were great.
Negatives: The owner responded to a review in Dec 2017 that was critical, among other things, about the dishwasher not working. Owner's response was that dishwasher had just failed, it could take more than eight weeks for a new one to arrive, and future renters would be notified dishwasher was out of service. We were NEVER notified by the owner about this, there's a curtain where the dishwasher used to be, and we were there 16 weeks after the dishwasher apparently failed! Upon return to the mainland we pointed this out to owner, owner said she wouldn't be replacing dishwasher until when she remodeled kitchen (which really needs remodeling!), yet she never overtly told us this in advance - the only communication to us about the dishwasher situation was the owner's response to the Dec 2017 review.
The air conditioner in the living room wasn't working. Apparently this, too, has been an ongoing problem as it has been leaking water into the below condominium, yet the owner did not notify us about it until we were in the air en-route to Hawaii.
What bothers us is the fact the owner was not upfront about all the known problems with the unit until we arrived (and no partial refund was offered). All the owner needed to do was to reach out to us in advance, prior to our leaving for our trip, explain the situation with both the dishwasher and air conditioner and we would have been more understanding of her situation. Instead, the way this was handled really causes us to question the trustworthiness and integrity of the owner.
Good for the price.
The grounds of the property are beautiful. Plenty of parking. Room is nice. Great for a short stay. A little disappointed that there are only three barbecues and that they are far away from most of the units in this complex. Master bedroom could use a night stand. Tracy was very accommodating. Took care of things quickly I really appreciate when an owner reaches out quickly.
Kona Makai is an awesome place. The people that stay at KM make a nice place very SPECIAL. Everyone we met was so friendly . Regarding the facilities, the pool was pleasantly warm and the hot tub was HOT , (almost to the point of being too hot on the days when one got a little sunburned). The room was great and the owner really tries to make sure your stay is great. One cannot find a better location for watching the surf/sunset and proximity to beaches and shops. I plan on returning.
Lyle we were so happy to have you two visit the Bird of Paradise Condo at Kona Makai and hope that you can visit next year! We do agree the location of Kona Makai and the view are simply great!