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Hale Kona Kai Condominiums

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75-5870 Kahakai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1399
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#7 of 42 Speciality lodging in Kailua-Kona
True & absolute oceanfront one bedroom condos within walking distance to beach, farmers market, restaurants, and town. Small quiet boutique condo complex well located for day trips all over the island. Full sized kitchens, AC, private lanais(balcony), free WIFI and parking. Watch the ocean, sunset, turtles, dolphins from your private lanai. Ask about our low season specials.
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75-5870 Kahakai Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1399
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edboogie wrote a review Aug 2021
Orland Park, IL140 contributions196 helpful votes
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We had sky high expectations for our condo at Hale Kona Kai (413) based on the photos and reviews. I am not exactly sure where these people stayed, but it wasn’t in unit 413. The photos for this unit online are at least 15 years old. It is nice to have an assigned parking spot, based on your condo number, although the spaces are a tad tight. We took the elevator up to the 4th floor, and walking down the hallway it seemed kind of run down. The front door was battered, and as soon as I opened it we got smacked in the face with an overpowering stench of mold and mildew. Just to the left was the kitchen, and a large number of floor tiles in the kitchen were cracked/broken and there was a film of oil/grease on the tiles, so much that my gym shoes were skating like on ice. So I wiped them on the little shag rug/mat they had in front of the sink, and that made it worse. The fridge had rust on the outside, and inside the freezer, and black mold all around the door gasket. The top of the fridge had so much dirt on it, it hadn’t been cleaned in ages. There was a very funky sour smell every time we opened the fridge door. Stains on the counter tops rounded out the kitchen. The bathroom was equally as bad, with a broken floor tile, paint peeling off the tub, a constantly leaking faucet, with the cold water handle bent and pulling away from the wall. Black mold was growing on the shower curtain and the liner as well. As for amenities, there was ONE bar of soap the size of a Splenda packet and a roll of toilet paper. That’s it. There was no shampoo, coffee creamer, sugar, or Kleenex. There are left over shampoos under the bathroom sink, along with left over condiments in the kitchen from former guests. The first night I tried to use a mostly full bottle of baby shampoo, and it left such a sticky film residue on me I had to wash it off with that little bar of soap. From that point forward I used nothing that was left over from others. The bedroom has a ceiling fan with a chandelier chain cord running to it, which had dirt/dust hanging off it. The two windows had mold all around them. The family room had the least problems, although the beige carpet had stains everywhere and black traffic patterns. We didn’t walk around bare foot or in our socks. The floor was creaking under the carpet by the wall of windows, which had rust at the base. The balcony does have a great view, but one of the tall chairs was missing a foot, and wobbled, and actually dug a hole into the carpet on the balcony. And one other thing, all of the towels in the linen closet, and the bath mat, were all very damp. So much so that we had to lay them out to dry out. Gross. So we went to Safeway to buy soap, coffee supplies, toilet paper, Kleenex, and a large can of Lysol. I used the entire can, and actually bought a second can which I used almost the entire can to just reduce the mold/mildew smell. I wish that was all the bad I had to say, but on our third day the elevator broke down. It was fixed the next day, but at 1am I woke up sweating like crazy, because the a/c for the complex had broken down. They had a sign in the now working elevator saying it would be fixed that day, and at 11am it was working. When we got home that afternoon, it was not working. When I went to check on it, they said they knew it was broken, and they were waiting for parts and didn’t know how long it would take. My last 3 nights were spent in a condo that was like an oven. You would think that ocean front would be good for breezes, but the ocean front part of the balcony is all windows, so no breeze comes in. This also forced me to clean the ceiling fan in the bedroom, as we had no choice but to use it. Also on the side of building, is a pretty mangrove of plants. BUT at night the loudest birds you have ever heard start chirping in there, so much so that sleeping with the bedroom windows open is almost impossible. This place did have a couple of good points. The view from the balcony was special, and we saw lots of turtles and fish. The location was good for walking to the bars and restaurants. And the bed was surprisingly comfortable. Even with these good points, I wouldn’t stay in this unit if it was free.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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QuiltingBabe wrote a review Jul 2021
Poulsbo, Washington2 contributions2 helpful votes
This unit was a big disappointment. The musty smell was overpowering. It permeated everything. When we complained, we were told that it was the rainy time of year which made everything smell musty. After checking online for alternate accommodations, we could find nothing in our price range, especially after overpaying for this unit. We were provided with a dehumidifier which we ran for a day. It did nothing. We were told by the desk clerk that she couldn’t smell anything. But there’s a reason that there were air fresheners hanging from the fans in the main area and the bedroom. There were also sachets in the drawers of the chest in the bedroom. The kitchen window was broken so it couldn’t be opened. We had to leave the sliding doors and the bedroom windows open our whole stay. I suffered a major migraine the second night and daily headaches after that. The smoke alarm in the bedroom didn’t show a light so was not working. And the one for the main area sat on a shelf. We had to leave our suitcases outside for days to get the smell out after returning home. The only good thing I can say is that it is such shame because the location of the unit is perfect with the almost 180 degree ocean view.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Chris wrote a review May 2021
Arizona3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hale Kona Kai 313 has a fantastic wrap around lanai and a stunning view. Inside, it needs a deep clean. The dust and mildew on the furniture and cabinets was thick noticeable dirty. There is a very unpleasant oder in the unit compared to other units we have stayed in at Hale Kona Kai. The couches are slouching to the point that was too uncomfortable to sit in unless we pulled pillows from the bedroom and put them on top of the couch cushion. The sliding screen door is ripped at the bottom and on the sides..a welcoming invitation for bugs. The pictures above the bed are incased in glass that just shows the dust and mildew forming inside the glass. Not a great visual. The beaches chairs are rotting and rusted. The portable small ice chest is not usable..the zipper is broken. Not a unit I would recommend until it gets some TLC, deep cleaning and update furniture.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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MFP3 wrote a review Apr 2020
Olympia, Washington85 contributions36 helpful votes
We have stayed in #202 twice and just would never want to stay anywhere else in Kailua-Kona! Why?? Let us list our reasons; the owners, Bob and Lori are absolutely attentive to every need. They live on island and have everything in perfect order. The unit is beautifully maintained and has everything you need or want for a perfect vacation, snorkel gear, beach chairs and umbrella, boogie boards, plus ample kitchen and bath supplies for your stay. The view may make you never want to leave your unit....absolute ocean, fabulous sunsets, dolphins, whales, turtles, tide pools with bright yellow tangs and perfect lanai furniture to enjoy it. There is central air conditioning, plus wonderful ceiling fans throughout. The condo is a couple of minutes walk from downtown, but so quiet and private as it is right on the ocean and off of the Alli’i Drive. There is barbecue facilities as well as a pool and elevator if needed. We are counting the minutes until our stay next year.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for unit 202. The king bed is so comfortable. There is designated parking for your stay and...
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Ken and Deb McClelland wrote a review Mar 2020
Kamloops, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was our second time staying at Bob's Beach Bungalow and third time at Hale Kona Kai. Bob's Beach Bungalow is a fully-equipped 1 bedroom waterfront unit with a great view West to those unforgettable Hawaiian sunsets, and breakfasts on the lanai with the rolling surf, tropical fish and on-the-water activities are not to be missed. This unit is fully updated with solid-surface counters, wood and tile floors, is always super clean and ready for your arrival, and both times we have been there was a nice gift basket and welcome note waiting for us. By fully-equipped I mean the kitchen has everything you'll need except the groceries, lots of beach/outdoor equipment including 2 beach chairs, boogie boards, beach umbrella, coolers, snorkeling gear and more. Comfortable king bed, nice furnishings including a pull-out bed,, generous shower with quality soaps and shampoos, in short everything you will need for the complete Hawaiian vacation. Bob's is also an easy 5 - 10 minute walk to a great selection of restaurants and Happy Hour spots if you prefer to dine out. Your hosts Bob and Lori are great folks, contacted us to make sure everything was perfect, and made our stay an outstanding experience. Can't recommend highly enough, you'll love it.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hale Kona Kai Condominiums
Which popular attractions are close to Hale Kona Kai Condominiums?
Nearby attractions include Royal Kona Resort Luau (0.1 km), Don's Mai Tai Bar (0.2 km), and Huggo's on the Rocks (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hale Kona Kai Condominiums?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Hale Kona Kai Condominiums?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Hale Kona Kai Condominiums?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hale Kona Kai Condominiums?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gypsea Gelato, Basik Acai, and Broke Da Mouth Grindz.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hale Kona Kai Condominiums?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hale Kona Kai Condominiums?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kamakahonu (1.4 km) and Ahuena Heiau (1.3 km).
Does Hale Kona Kai Condominiums have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hale Kona Kai Condominiums accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.