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A Slice of Aloha in Downtown Kona

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Aloha! My Unit is #326 and it is a 400 sq ft studio condo in the heart of downtown Kailua-Kona. The studio is a very clean budget accomodation with a lot of aloha! The condo sits off of Alii Drive between Lava Java and Bubba Gumps. The property has a pool, jacuzzi, BBQ (by pool) and beautiful grounds that represent the best of Hawaii. Cooking facilities are basic with a very small kitchenette that includes a coffee maker, new full sized refrigerator and microwave and very basic eating utensils- plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, forks. The pool BBQ is the only cooking facility except the microwave in the studio. There is only a Queen bed and it could sleep 2. Bathroom has a shower. There is 1 Kohler porcelain sink. Unit also has a small lanai that overlooks the pool and is a lovely pla...Aloha! My Unit is #326 and it is a 400 sq ft studio condo in the heart of downtown Kailua-Kona. The studio is a very clean budget accomodation with a lot of aloha! The condo sits off of Alii Drive between Lava Java and Bubba Gumps. The property has a pool, jacuzzi, BBQ (by pool) and beautiful grounds that represent the best of Hawaii. Cooking facilities are basic with a very small kitchenette that includes a coffee maker, new full sized refrigerator and microwave and very basic eating utensils- plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, forks. The pool BBQ is the only cooking facility except the microwave in the studio. There is only a Queen bed and it could sleep 2. Bathroom has a shower. There is 1 Kohler porcelain sink. Unit also has a small lanai that overlooks the pool and is a lovely place for some Kona coffee or island drinks. Quiet unit on top floor in the middle so little or no foot traffic (3rd floor/walk up). We have internet, it should not be used for steaming and important business meetings as it is slow but it is perfect to check email. A public coin operated washer dryer on site approximately $3 for washer/dryer. Restaurants, bars, and small beach just outside of your doorstep along with the weekly Farmer's Market. On-site FREE parking available but nobody is not guaranteed a spot as it is first come first parked and space may be limited after 6 PM so grab your spot early. There are some offsite options for parking, one on Kuakini Highway- free and the other in a parking structure by Bubba Gumps if property is full. Airport shuttle is approximately $28 for 2 people one way if you use speedi-shuttle- and make sure you pre-book- they don't take walk ups! Taxi is about $38 one way from the airport. Hawaii GET AND TET Taxes Hawaii 13.24% tax. The condo complex is a unique property that really has 'old Hawaii' flavor and it is in downtown Kona on Alii Drive. You are right in the downtown area and steps from beautiful water views, sunsets, and nightlife, but my unit is quiet and secluded from any noise. There are 100 units in the complex in (6) 3-story buildings and all condos are individually owned. The best part of the property is its grounds- boasting of dozens of native plants a small botanical garden. Most owners take great pride in their 'small slice' of Hawaii because they live on site part of the year and most of the owners keep the property maintained very well for ourselves and guests. My unit is kept clean, has new hard flooring and a new kitchenette. All furnishings are Hawaiian contemporary and have much aloha with linens, towels, pillows updated yearly or as needed. I have rented out my condo since 2004 and have enjoyed sharing Kona with many like minded travelers. At the start of your stay you will be provided with paper towels, a small dish soap, a cleaning sponge and dish towel, 2 rolls of toilet paper, shower soap,clean linens and towels. These amenities are not replenished during your stay and the guest will need to buy products beyond the supplied inventory. If 1-2 people staying 2-3 nights, the supply should be adequate. Condo is cleaned ONLY at departure. Although the condo is not overly fancy and is not the Ritz, it is a lovely clean little gem and a great landing spot to visit downtown Kona, the surrounding beaches, and even a visit to the volcano- a must visit in my humble opinion. I hope to meet you through if you choose my place but either way enjoy Kona and the Big I and its beaches, surf, history...it is a spectacular island! With much Aloha, Nev (Owner) More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Washer
Water Views
Blender
Safe
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Microwave
Balcony
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I did not meet the owner, but she was very cordial and quick to answer any questions or concerns I had. The Condo is very small but clean. The location was great, however there was no parking and had to drive around for thirty minutes...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Patty53
ChaChaCalifornia, VR Owner at A Slice of Aloha in Downtown Kona, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

We are so happy you had a great trip and mahalo for staying with us. Once you get your luggage up, it is a lovely oasis. In our description we do speak about 3rd floor walk up and our cleaning help is 75 years old...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Neva’s place is very well situated if you want to walk around downtown Kailua Kona district where everyone hangs out for waves, food, music, and people watching! Helpful staff worked hard to make your stay a pleasant one!

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Jim M
ChaChaCalifornia, VR Owner at A Slice of Aloha in Downtown Kona, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

We were so happy to host you and hope to see you back soon. Mahalos

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Great location, clean, neat, updated bachelor suite. Travelling as a single this was an ideal spot. Lanai overlooked the pool and well kept lush landscaping. Parking is not ideal but if you just want sun and surf a car is not necessary. Lots of coffee...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Audrey C
ChaChaCalifornia, VR Owner at A Slice of Aloha in Downtown Kona, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

We loved having you and just switched out the sofa for 2 lovely comfortable lounge chairs. We hope to see you soon, please come visit us any time. Mahalo nui loa!

Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great location cozy clean condo stacked kitchen but no stove Quiet and close to everything you need.

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank msilah
ChaChaCalifornia, VR Owner at A Slice of Aloha in Downtown Kona, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

We were so happy to share our little home with you. We look forward to seeing you again. Aloha nui loa.

Reviewed 3 March 2016

We spent 6 nights in this delightful condo which is close enough to the center of Kona and the shore to enjoy the restaurants but tucked away in a quiet complex offering peace and quiet. We were surprised to find that the 3rd floor condo...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank kirstine2013
About the Owner
Neva D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2012
Interaction with guests
It depends, but likely I will be leaving the island for business or travel if my unit is available. Good communication via email and phone if needed.
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About the neighbourhood
The property sits right in the center of downtown on Alii Drive just north of Lava Java and South of Bubba Gumps. All shops, bars, restaurants within .5 miles walking either way. Gorgeous water and sunset views just at the edge of the property. Lots to do at night just steps from your door after a great day of seeing the island! You do not necessarily need a car if you are staying situated in downtown Kona and like to walk- however if you want to explore the island I highly suggest it.
Getting around
Uber is now on Big Island but does not service airport and I would recommend a car if not Uber will suffice. Tours can be booked to Volcano.
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