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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Charming Condo in Heart of Kona, Oceanfront Pool & A/c
Pull up a lounger on the stone pool patio for a spectacular ocean sunset. This redesigned condo features a peaceful, neutral palette against rich mahogany flooring. Each morning is a perfect one on a private balcony off the dreamy white bedroom. Our 1 bedroom 1 bath condo comes with a stocked kitchen and bathroom for up to four guests. In the master bedroom you will find a new 14" queen memory foam mattress, new A/C unit and new 40" smart television with Netflix. In the living room there is a new queen sofa sleeper. We provide free Wifi, beach towels, assigned parking stall and coin-op laundry facility on site. Guests have access to the beautifully redone pool at the waters edge, community bbq to grill up your daily fresh catch and coin-op laundry facility for your convenience. This condo is in Kona Shores, an oceanfront complex located on the scenic Ali'i Drive. It is family friendly, with both full-time and vacation tenants. While here, enjoy the farmers and craft markets, local cuisine, amazing sunsets and whales. Kona Shores is located within walking distance to Kona Town. You do not need a car for this location if you are the walking type. Our condo is within one mile of restaurants, farmers markets, beaches, shopping and tour companies to help you plan your ideal Hawaiian vacation. Our 1 bedroom 1 bath condo comes with a stocked kitchen and bathroom for up to four guests. In the master bedroom you will find a new 14" queen memory foam mattress, new A/C unit and new 40" smart television with Netflix. In the living room there is a new queen sofa sleeper. We provide free Wifi, beach towels, assigned parking stall and coin-op laundry facility on site. Guests have access to the beautifully redone pool at the waters edge, community bbq to grill up your daily fresh catch and coin-op laundry facility for your convenience. This condo is in Kona Shores, an oceanfront complex located on the scenic Ali'i Drive. It is family friendly, with both full-time and vacation tenants. While here, enjoy the farmers and craft markets, local cuisine, amazing sunsets and whales. Kona Shores is located within walking distance to Kona Town. You do not need a car for this location if you are the walking type. Our condo is within one mile of restaurants, farmers markets, beaches, shopping and tour companies to help you plan your ideal Hawaiian vacation.
$209 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Incredible Downtown Kona /Renovated/New Dual AC
Enjoy this wonderful getaway condo located in the heart of Kailua-Kona. Just steps from Alii Drive, the ocean, Kailua-Kona Pier, grocery stores, farmers markets, restaurants, and coffee stores. Fully renovated. Brand new dual AC (in both living and bedroom). In-unit washer/dryer. High speed wifi. One assigned parking space. Beach gears (snorkeling gears, beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach towels) are ready for you to use. And enjoy the saltwater pool that comes with a grill/picnic deck.
$184 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Malama Iki
The Kona Islander Inn is a vintage hotel in the style of Old Hawaii. The lobby is located on Kuakini Hwy with an alternate entrance on Ali'i Drive in Kailua Kona, across from the Pacific Ocean. Close to shops and island-style dining, the Islander is a sanctuary of palm trees, red ginger and fragrant plumeria. Torch lit pathways meander throughout the grounds. White sand beaches are within easy walking distance. All are welcome in the spirit of Aloha!
$139 per night
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Island of Hawai'i vacation rentals

Condo in Kailua-Kona
Hale Hina Downtown Kailua Kona
$177 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Lovely Studio at the Kona Islander Inn
$127 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
The Sand
$146 per night
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Private room in Kailua-Kona
Hawaiian Gem Queens Room
$79 per night
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Guest suite in Kailua-Kona
Kona Pacific Studio
$151 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Ocean view at Kona Islander Inn
$150 per night
Rental unit in Kailua-Kona
Kona Islander Inn #135
$200 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Air Conditioned Beach-Front Gem in Kona Town!
$206 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Everything you need at Kona Shores (tax included)
$180 per night
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Rental unit in Holualoa
Anuhea House Hema - Beautiful custom-built studio
$186 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Cozy Oceanfr, 1br, 1Qn bed, 1Qn Sofa bed. Paradise
$203 per night
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Guest suite in Kailua-Kona
Huna'ia Hale: Central location-Kona, very private!
$161 per night
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Private vacation rentals in Island of Hawai'i

Condo in Kailua-Kona
Renovated Condo with Beautiful Ocean View-AC
$170 per night
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Rental unit in Kailua-Kona
Seashells Kailua-Kona Studio with Queen Bed & AC
$167 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Downtown Kona studio, steps from beach, quiet
$180 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Hale Wiki Downtown Kailua Kona
$167 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
The Palm
$135 per night
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Rental unit in Kailua-Kona
Cozy Pineapple Studio
$227 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
The Pineapple
$138 per night
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Rental unit in Kailua-Kona
White Sands Kailua-Kona Studio with Queen Bed & AC
$171 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Pool view condo in downtown Kona
$122 per night
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Guest suite in Kailua-Kona
Clear Ocean Kailua-Kona Studio with Queen Bed & AC
$161 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Studio condo, King bed, pool view on Alii Drive
$143 per night
Condo in Kailua-Kona
The Butterfly Studio: Steps away from the beach
$160 per night

Island of Hawai'i holiday vacation rentals

Rental unit in Kailua-Kona
Tropical Garden View Kona Islander Inn
$145 per night
Condo in Kailua-Kona
Hale Malia-Ocean View Studio, Downtown Kailua Kona
$169 per night
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Condo in Waikoloa Village
Waikoloa Village Condo w/ Pool & Golf Course Views
$223 per night
Condo in Kailua-Kona
Aloha Kai Studio Downtown Kailua Kona w/ pool
$169 per night
Guest suite in Kailua-Kona
Cute Ocean View Kailua-Kona Studio W/ AC
$229 per night
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Home in Holualoa
Holualoa Ekolu (Comfort, View, Taxes included)
$183 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Cool & Quiet Contemporary at Kona Islander Inn
$150 per night
Guesthouse in Holualoa
Paniolo Place (taxes included)
$157 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Your Hawaiian retreat awaits at the Kona Shores
$175 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Hale Hoʻokipa Downtown Kailua Kona
$165 per night
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Condo in Kailua-Kona
Seafarer's Lodge-Downtown Kona-With Parking & AC
$173 per night
Condo in Kailua-Kona
My Kona Home too
$136 per night
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Your guide to Island of Hawai'i

All About Island of Hawai'i

Affectionately known as “The Big Island,” the island of Hawai’i is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, boasting dramatic contrasts in terrain and climate, from the tropical humidity of Puna’s coastal jungles, to the snow-capped peaks of Mauna Kea and the consistent, warm sunshine on the beautiful Kona coast. There’s no wonder why the Big Island draws outdoor enthusiasts. Around the small bayside town of Hilo, you’ll find cascading waterfalls, lush rainforests, and lovely gardens, while the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to two volcanoes — including the spectacular Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

The Big Island is also famous for its beautifully diverse beaches, whose sands range in color from snow to ebony. Onekahakaha Beach Park boasts lively tide pools and inlets, offering some of the safest swimming on the Island. The waters off the palm-tree-lined Waialea Beach are home to an abundance of tropical fish in the water, which make it a great snorkeling spot. As much as the island has to offer in natural wonders, there are a fair share of cities worth visiting here as well. Kailua-Kona, or simply Kona, is home to restaurants serving up Hawaiian specialties, shops where you’ll find clothing and handcrafted gifts, and a pier from which you can admire the sunset.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Island of Hawai'i?

Hawaii has two seasons, the wet season from November to March and the dry season from April to October. The Big Island is known for year-round tropical temperatures, but depending on where you are staying, the climate can vary dramatically. Puna experiences warm humidity and rain, while it’s much cooler at Mauna Kea, Waimea, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Due to protection from the wind, Kona enjoys mostly dry and warm days; however, it’s a good idea to prepare for rain at any time.

In April, the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival honors the traditions and arts of Hawaii. This week-long festival in Hilo is headlined by a world-renowned dance competition, an arts fair, and grand parade. The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival in November celebrates the harvest at coffee farms in the region, with music and dance, cultural experiences, and of course, lots of coffee to try. Whenever you decide to visit, you’ll find a great range of vacation rentals and homes for your stay on the Big Island.


What are the top things to do in Island of Hawai'i?

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, embark on the Kilauea Iki Trail, a four-mile loop that takes you into a former lava lake that erupted with rivers of lava in 1959. Or head to the Jaggar Museum, where you’ll learn all about volcanoes and enjoy views of the Halemaumau Crater. The park is also home to an 11-mile scenic road, Crater Rim Drive, that takes in many scenic views, including a look at the active volcano Kilauea.

Punalu’u Beach

Punalu’u Beach, on the east side of the island’s southern tip, is not your average beach. The black sand here, made of basalt, was formed from years of hot lava flowing into the ocean and exploding into tiny fragments before washing ashore. The warm waters at Punalu’u Beach are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Hawaii’s famous green sea turtles are often found sunbathing on the warm sands here. And while admiring these creatures is fine, do not get too close.

Hilo

On the opposite side of the island from Kona is Hilo, another city where many visitors set up camp for exploring the island’s volcanoes and beaches. Hilo is on the wet, lush half of the island, and the city is bordered by rainforest. In town, you’ll find cultural sites like the Lyman Museum and Mission House, where you can learn about Hawaiian history, as well as seven farmers’ markets where you can pick up local produce and goods. Just outside of town, inside Akaka Falls State Park, is Hawaii’s biggest waterfall, the 440-foot Kahuna Falls.