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Oceanfront Pool in Kanaloa At Kona
Oceanfront Pool in Kanaloa At Kona
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Main Pool in Kanaloa at Kona
Quiet Pool in Kanaloa at Kona
Quiet Pool in Kanaloa at Kona
Spa/Jacuzzi in Kanaloa at Kona
Spa/Jacuzzi in Kanaloa at Kona
Tennis Courts in Kanaloa at Kona
Tennis Courts in Kanaloa at Kona
He'eia Bay Adjacent to Kanaloa at Kona
He'eia Bay Adjacent to Kanaloa at Kona
Resort Entry to Kanaloa at Kona
Resort Entry to Kanaloa at Kona
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View of Golf Course adjacent to Kanaloa at Kona
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Common Area in Kanaloa at Kona
Resort Map at Kanaloa at Kona
Resort Map at Kanaloa at Kona
Kahaluu Beach Park (1-2 min drive)
Kahaluu Beach Park (1-2 min drive)
Magic Sands (La'aloha Bay) Beach Park (5 min drive)
Magic Sands (La'aloha Bay) Beach Park (5 min drive)
Keauhou Resorts at Kailua-Kona
Keauhou Resorts at Kailua-Kona
$249-$549/night (+tax & fees)

4 night min stay

Includes tax & fees

Kanaloa at Kona 1801, Kailua-Kona Big Island

 2 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo

Oceanfront condo located in the best building at the resort.Panoramic, 180 degree Ocean Views Covered LanaiBeautiful Bamboo and Ratan Furniture, Window Coverings, Lamps, and LinensCable TV in 3 Rooms

  1,700 sf

  Sleeps 6

  2 bedroom

  2 Full


Jerry Kent


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Air Conditioning — Fee
Kitchen - Full
Laundry - In Unit
Pool - Shared
Hot Tub - Shared
Parking - Free
Linens Provided
Cleaning Supplies
Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
Paper Towels, Tissues, TP
Hair Dryer
Iron and Ironing Board
Parking - Covered
Parking - Off Street


Property is vacant for at least 24 hours between reservations
Contactless check-in and checkout is available
Disinfectant is used when cleaning the property
Enhanced cleaning practices are used
Bedroom on Ground Floor
Honeymoon Spot
No Pets Allowed
Smoking Not Allowed


Ocean View
Oceanfront Resort


King Bed
Twin/Single Bed (2) — Can be converted to king bed with advance request
Sofa Bed — Queen


Internet - Wireless [Free]
Free Local Calls
Answering Machine


Snorkeling - 1 Min Walk
Tennis Courts
Surfing - Nearby
Golfing Nearby


BBQ Grill [Gas/Electric] - Shared


Cooking Utensils Provided
Refrigerator - Full Size
Coffee Maker


TV - No HDTV (3)
CD Player
iPod Port
Ping Pong/Table Tennis
Beach Towels

101 Guest Reviews

Highly recommend 1801

Owner and manager were very accommodating. Allowed me to shift dates. Thank you, Bryan and Jerry. Condo 1801 is perfect in every way. So much so we booked our dates for next year while we were there. Mahalo, Kipp

— Kipp, Stayed 03/31/2024

Great location

We enjoy coming back to 1801 whenever possible. The unit is up to date, well equipped, and the location is superb. A Lani to relax on with wonderful views of breaking waves, whales and sunsets.

— John, Stayed 03/01/2024

Wonderful condo

Our stay was awesome! The condo is a few feet from the water and it was great to hear the waves against the shore. The furnishings and amenities were very food. And lastly, thee property manager Tara was very responsive to a couple of minor issues we noted, and they were resolved promptly. Would definitely stay here again. less

— Kevin, Stayed 01/01/2024



— Paul, Stayed 12/05/2023

Awesome Condo

This is by far the nicest condo we have stayed in. The view is amazing. The unit is decorated beautifully and has everything you need for a great vacation. We plan to stay here again.

— Tyrone, Stayed 11/14/2023

Condo 1801

We loved the condo. It well furnished and had everything you could think of including great views of the ocean from the Lanai and the living/dining room areas. It was well decorated. We loved the art work. If we had any suggestions, we would recommend the cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms be replaced soon and that the vegetation in front of the Lanai be pruned. We would rent it again. less

— David, Stayed 10/02/2023

Condo 1801 - Right on the rocks!

We enjoyed our stay at Aloha Condos, 1801, very much. We were traveling as a family of 4 adults. The pull out couch was a great option for our son. At 21 years old and 6'3" he was very cozy in the pull out while our 25 year old daughter enjoyed having bedroom #2 for herself. The master suite is very comfortable with lots of space to unpack and unwind after a busy day on the island. The condo is right at the shoreline so you can hear the breaking waves all day long and enjoy leisurely meals on the lanai or in the dining room. The well-equipped kitchen made meals easy to put together. The air conditioning made our stay lovely and cool in the hot humid days of August. We enjoyed the small rocky beach a short walk from the condo (good snorkeling!) and spent lovely mornings or afternoons enjoying the pool before heading out for our daily activities. The condo provided some snorkeling equipment (be sure to check that everything fits and doesn't have any snorkel leaks before heading out) so we didn't have to rent any. And plenty of beach towels were available so we didn't have to bring our own. The only downside to this stay (and it was a VERY SMALL downside) is that the condo is downstairs, so the upstairs activity sounds like elephants trampling no matter how quiet the upstairs folks are trying to be. Once you get used to it, it becomes only a very small annoyance. This was a very nice option for our family and we thank the owners for providing everything we needed for a lovely and comfortable stay. less

— Trina, Stayed 08/28/2023

Feb 2023

The condo had everything we needed and more. It was very clean and beautifully decorated. The view was awesome. We had a wonderful time!

— Roxana , Stayed 03/04/2023


We found the condo well kept up and well appointed. It's location is excellent for our needs and preferences.

— John, Stayed 02/13/2023

Great place

Great condo, best location on the property for good waves crashing. Would definitely stay there again, have stayed in the complex many times, best place to stay in the Kona area👍

— Elizabeth, Stayed 10/20/2022

Wonderful place to stay

Our family of 5 enjoyed sitting on the lanai watching the waves crash on the rocks and seeing the gorgeous sunsets. The condo had everything we needed along with beautiful furnishings. It was a great location for our day trips around the island. We also really appreciated the beach chairs, umbrella and cooler. We hope to be back someday! less

— Vicky, Stayed 09/04/2022

A Million Dollar View!

Oh, the view! I did not want to leave! We visited Hawaii with our children and grandchildren and decided to splurge and book this condo with the million dollar view for the two of us. We were not disappointed. Everything about this unit is high end; the furniture, the kitchen, all appliances, the bathrooms, plus one of the most comfortable beds I've slept in. The sunsets from the lanai and from the pool area were breathtaking and the sound of the surf is so comforting! This area is convenient for many shopping areas and restaurants. This is the "Big" island so we did a lot of traveling to visit Hilo, Volcano Park, interesting beaches(some a bit challenging to get into because of rocks) and hiking areas. It was always wonderful to come home to this lovely condo. The owner was easy to contact and has provided a little bit of paradise for travelers. The closet on the lanai is so well supplied with things you'll need for the beach, even including a cooler! Enjoy your stay here. Did I mention the view from the lanai? I hated to leave! less

— Wini, Stayed 07/10/2022

Great Condo and Location

Very nice condo, with everything you need to have a great trip! Beautiful view from the lanai as well! Thank you!!

— Brian, Stayed 06/15/2022

Wonderful vacation

Mahalo nui for the wonderful stay!

— Traci, Stayed 05/21/2022

Great Location

We have stayed here prior and it is the best view on the island. It is very private. I will be going back as it is just what I needed during the covid. The reason I gave it a 4 was due to the few items that need TLC. The jacuzzi in the master didn't work and no note. Hopefully that will be fixed when I return. Also the icemaker didn't work. A few little minor updates from a hole in tile in kitchen and there was a leak under the sink in the master which was fixed the same day! The on sight service is wonderful and Tara was on everything. They even had coffee and mac nut cookies..great touch! Can't wait to go back for an extended stay. Bryan the person you rent from is super responsive and helpful. All in all GREAT rental, with lots of toys for the beach and things for the kitchen, as I ate home! Thank you less

— Tina, Stayed 02/14/2022

Great place to stay

Everything was clean and well supplied. The local grocery store and long drug had everything we wanted, and the prices were good. The small shopping center is walkable from the unit. The closet outside was full of things to take to the beach. We enjoyed the ocean deck from the storm that came in after we arrived to the calm ocean the last few days of our trip. less

— Joyce, Stayed 12/28/2021

Our favorite

We’re always right at home here. The lanai is so special, watching the waves and the boats going by. Close to grocery shopping, restaurants, golf and snorkeling. The tennis courts are in good shape and there are beach chairs and stuff to borrow. The pools are pristine. less

— Cheryl, Stayed 10/02/2021

It’s all about location!

We’ve stayed at Kanaloa at Kona many times, although not in this unit. The u it itself is very nice, but the location right on the water makes it perfect and if it were available, we’d be back in December.

— Diane, Stayed 09/09/2021

Beautiful home

Breathtaking views and a truly wonderful home! We had such a great experience during our stay - we appreciated having a beautiful lanai to enjoy sunsets, beach accessories, everything we needed in the kitchen and in the baths. The home met all of our needs and we enjoyed looking at the artwork appointing this home. The pools, tennis courts, and many other amenities at the resort were amazing. We would love to come back! less

— Tanvi S., Stayed 08/10/2021

This. Place. Was. Amazing.

When it comes to choosing accomodations for vacation, there are needs and nice-to-to haves. This place checked every box. Super comfortable beds. Three new A/C mini-splits. 2 large bathrooms. A stunning view of the sunset. Waves slamming into lava rock within 50 feet of a spacious balcony. Minutes from wonderful down town Kona and Ali'i Drive. Snorkel and body boards for the kids. Beautiful grounds with amazing trees and flowers. Even designated, covered parking! The hosts even pointed us to Turo online, the car rental version of Air-BnB, because EVERY car rental agency was booked up for months! This place, and our hosts, were nothing short of perfect! less

— Stephen, Stayed 07/02/2021

Fantastic Condo in the Ocean

This condo is perfect in every way! The ocean is so close you can almost feel the spray from big waves. It's super conveniently located just south of Kona in a lovely gate community with 3 pools. Additionally it's so well decorated and filled with amenities you feel like you're visiting family. Mahalo! less

— Xina, Stayed 06/25/2021

Great condo in a great location

My husband and I stayed at Kanaloa at Kona 1801 for 2 weeks in May 2021; we were joined for a week by one of our daughters. We loved the oceanside location of this unit as well as the resort amenities (the oceanside pool is a lovely spot to relax:). Overall this is a great unit - spacious, clean, comfortable, and well equipped - and a great jumping off spot to visit Kohala, the South Shore, the volcano, etc. And we loved sitting out on the lanai watching the ocean (with dolphins swimming by one day!) and the manta ray night tours outside Keauhaou Bay (which is an exciting thing to do and super convenient from the condo). Our only quibble is noise from the unit above. The first week we were there was fine; we heard someone walking about but it was not a concern. The second week a large family occupied the unit and they were quite noisy, making it difficult for us to sit out on the lanai in the evening due to loud boisterous conversations and a lot of pounding on the floors when they were home. I know noise from neighbors is the nature of condo living, and kids are excited to be on vacation, but if I were to rent again in this complex I'd try to get an upstairs unit:). less

— Jacqueline, Stayed 05/21/2021

Kanaloa at Kona is Memorable

Anyone looking for a memorable Hawaiian vacation, you will love to spend your time at #1801 Kanaloa at Kona. It was wonderful to spend a week in beautiful Hawaii, and this ocean-front condo is what made the trip even more spectacular. Every evening we sat on the lanai, watched the sunset, and listened to the sound of the surf. The condo is wonderfully maintained and beautifully decorated with Hawaiian artwork on just about every wall. For getting to and from places, we found the location was ideal as well. We recommend trying an evening excursion on the Trade Winds right near the Sheraton for an evening of watching manta rays. At night, you can see the boats anchored with lights on to attract these beautiful fish. We enjoyed snorkeling at Two Steps and White Sands. The water is so crystal clear and the abundance of fish give you the feeling that you are swimming in a giant tropical aquarium. Many thanks to Jerry and Jodi Kent. less

— Donald, Stayed 04/23/2021

Great location and Everything we expected and more

The Kanaloa at Kona condo complex is a picture worth seeing. The grounds are beautiful and the views will take your breath away. We were more than happy with the unit that we were in and the condo description was spot on. A perfect five nights of relaxation and fun. I would highly recommend this unit to everyone and anyone. less

— Donald, Stayed 02/01/2021


Love, love, love this place! It was hard to leave after 9nts of peace and comfort! So, we're coming back! Of all the units we've stayed in, this is by far the BEST! The view and sound of the ocean with the porpoises, fishes in the waves, sunsets, full moon, stars! Everything you need is there. Just bring food and happiness here! Mahalo! less

— Kala, Stayed 08/15/2020

July 2020

The view from the lanai of this oceanfront unit was truly amazing. This clean and comfortable condo provided the perfect place for a short staycation.

— Volcano Kama'aina, Stayed 07/12/2020

Big Island Oct 19

Great condo enjoyed our stay and view out the lanai. Best part of the condo was all of the available equipment to head to the beach. Chairs ice chest flippers umbrella lay out mats... this makes it so much easier to travel when this is provided. Enjoyed having 2 beds and 2 baths as well nice sizes. Also the community is nice and quiet and easy to get to. Would love to stay here again when we are back. less

— Steve, Stayed 11/07/2019

Owner/Manager Response

Thank you for the nice review. So glad u were comfortable in the unit. If you read the review about the noisy washing machine, we have replaced both washer and dryer as of November 2019. Also in the last 6 months we have put in new twin beds, new dishwasher and new hid-a-bed mechanism and mattress.


Lovely condo and grounds. The views are spectacular!! It was very clean, with lots of extra consideration for travelers.....pots and pans, ice chests etc, and brand new beach towels. The beds were comfortable, and linens provided were good quality. Living and dining room furniture was good quality. The only drawback was that the washer was louder than a jet taking off. We had to leave the condo when we did laundry. We will definitely stay at condo #1801 again! less

— Sally, Stayed 09/08/2019

Owner/Manager Response

Thank you for the nice review. So glad u were comfortable in the unit. If you read the review about the noisy washing machine, we have replaced both washer and dryer as of November 2019. Also in the last 6 months we have put in new twin beds, new dishwasher and new hid-a-bed mechanism and mattress.

Would stay again!

Recently rented unit 1801 for 4 days. Much too short of a visit! Condo was spacious, the kitchen was well equipped. It was great having a washer and dryer in the unit. The ocean views from the lanai were amazing! The owner also left a lot of beach equipment for your use. The complex is clean and well maintained. The nice thing is that the pools were never busy or over crowded! Bbq’s on site made dinner easy. We would definitely rent this unit again! less

— Janice, Stayed 02/26/2019

Location, Location, Location

This unit is in one of the best buildings at the Kanaloa condos. We have stayed many times at Kanaloa, and Know where the best views are. The location is unsurpassed, looking out over of the coastline of Keahou, Whales and spinner dolphins were spotted several times from the Lanai. We had a few internet issues, but was helped well by the local contact. Here are a couple of our suggestions to bring it to a 5 star review. First, the couch was sagging in the middle and not very comfortable to sit on, the dishwasher did not clean our dishes well, so we did them by hand some of the time. We love to cook a lot while on vacation, and some of the pans need to be replaced. These are just a few things that could be improved on. Overall, the unit was clean, and had some with lovely artwork. The grounds of the Kanaloa are wonderful, and the bbqs are always clean and conveniently located. We will return next year! less

— John, Stayed 02/19/2019

Wonderful stay!

When we reviewed the profile for #1801 it mentioned that it was a new listing and we noticed that there were no beach chairs and other outdoor gear listed. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprise to see 4 new chairs, beach umbrella, beach mats, kids beach toys, snorkelling gear and tennis rackets ....... everything you need to make your vacation enjoyable. To ensure the chairs stayed in excellent condition, we put towels on the chairs before sitting on them. Everything was clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the ocean front setting, as we watched spinner dolphins in the morning while eating our breakfast on the lanai. We recommend this unit for visitors coming to the Big Island. We wish we could have stayed longer!! less

— Ronald, Stayed 11/18/2018

Can’t beat the view

This was my third stay at Kanaloa at Kona and this unit was by far my favorite. When you book online you always wonder if the place will be as nice as advertised and unit 1801 was. The kitchen had everything you need to prepare meals, there are mats for the beach and boogie boards too. You can’t beat walking down the hall in the morning, opening the sliding glass doors and taking in the view of the ocean and no need to rush to the ocean view pool to view the sunset, because you can see it from the lanai. Can’t wait to stay again next trip!! less

— Julie, Stayed 07/16/2018

1801 Kanaloa at Kona Review

This was the 3rd destination of our 2 week trip. The condo sits on the edge of the ocean, and was so beautiful! The next time we come to the Big Island, this one is the first one I will book! It was close to both of my husband and daughter’s favorite snorkeling spots, Captain Cook and Kahulu’u Park. And the kitchen was well-stocked. Thanks so much for sharing with us. The Dillard’s, Texas less

— Carol, Stayed 05/10/2018

Return to 1801.... lovely

This was our second trip to the BI. Both times we stayed in 1801. Love that feels like home. Always spotless, and well appointed. The new ductless A/C works a treat. Very efficient. The new TVs also were appreciated. The views can't be beat, and the sunsets are nothing less than spectacular. Hope to book that condo next time we visit the BI. less

— Jan, Stayed 04/30/2018

Staying South of Kona

1801 is a lovely condo right on the ocean--which makes a perfect spot for viewing the sunsets. My husband and I love to come to the Big Island and have a home base from which we can go on day trips. This year we spent some time in Hilo (enjoying the museum and book stores) and then all the waterfalls to the north. We also checked out some of our favorite beaches, did a little snorkeling, visited Hawi, and the National park just north of Kona--always on the lookout for honu-- and ate terrific seafood. The condo is roomy, well-equipped, and quiet. The grounds at Kanaloa at Kona are lovely and we enjoy watching the birds. Everything worked except the CD player--at least we could not figure it out--and we love to listen to Hawaiian music, alas. less

— Jo ann, Stayed 04/20/2018

Beautiful view and Location

This Condo was perfect for the family vacation. We enjoyed sitting on the lanai especially in the morning and evenings where we could absorbing the beautiful view of the ocean. We even saw a few whales breaching a couple of times, what a thrill for those of us who have never been to Hawaii. The condo was well stocked and had all the ammenities required for our stay. My family truly enjoyed staying at this location as it was easy to find and within minutes of beaches. The assigned parking simplified parking so you didn't have to worry about locating a parking spot. The complex itself was very nice and the staff accommodated our questions about sightseeing opportunities efficiently. We loved our trip and stay! less

— Jan, Stayed 01/19/2018

Beautiful Condo

This condo was one of the nicest places we've rented anywhere - beautifully furnished, spotless, and an unbeatable view. The instructions for arrival were very clear and we had no issues during our stay - although I wish we had had more time to just sit and enjoy the view from the deck! The kitchen was well stocked and there was plenty of helpful info on the area. The bed was comfortable and the air conditioning worked perfectly - any problems in prior reviews have clearly been addressed. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this condo to my friends. less

— Leslie, Stayed 11/12/2017

Lovely condo right on the water with great sunsets

My husband and I go to one of the Hawaiian Islands every year for my birthday. This year it was The Big Island, and Kanaloa at Kona was the place we stayed. We have stayed there a total of 4 times in the past, so we knew how nice the condo complex was. We picked 1801 this time because it looked exactly right for us, and it was. We had a good time and plan to come back. less

— Nancy, Stayed 08/07/2017

Lovely Kona Condo

We recently returned from a stay in unit 1801 and it was lovely. The view from the lanai is better than the pictures! We spent a lot of time out there, coffee in the AM, happy hour cocktails for sunset and afternoons just staring at the view. The kitchen is huge and very well appointed. There is a nice BBQ area close to the covered parking area, we didn't get a chance to use it but it was convenient to the unit. The master bath was gigantic and well updated. The second was a little tricky as there is no curtain or door only a half wall that really doesn't keep the water in the shower. I dried the bath at every day. The property manager came as we were leaving and told us we were the first renters to take advantage of the new air conditioning units. They worked wonderfully and were very quiet. The entire unit was freshly painted as well. It is great to rent a unit from the owners as opposed to a resort or time share because they are so well appointed. There were condiments and spices in the kitchen which make it much easier to make a meal in. The beach equipment saves a bundle on rentals. We would definitely consider this unit for a return trip. less

— Holly, Stayed 07/13/2017

Great oceanfront views to wake up to and watch the sunset

Our stay at Condo 1801 was an enjoyable and relaxing stay. The ocean views are amazing, and being able to see the sunset every night was very memorable. At night, we could hear the waves crashing on the rocks very clearly. The condo was clean, instructions to get in was clear, and we had no issues getting in and out. The inside of the condo was generally darker than expected due to being on the south side and first floor. We will definitely consider this unit again when visiting Kona and the Big Island in the future. Thank you for having us. less

— Joe, Stayed 06/01/2017

Kanaloa at Kona 1801

The ground floor condo with a view of the ocean and adjacent Sheraton Kona Hotel is easily accessible with a lovely vista of canoe paddlers and boats. We even saw a pod of dolphins! The condo itself is well appointed. The middling rating is the result of the failed air conditioning unit. We called the first day the local contact and he instructed us how to manipulate the wall control panel. Unfortunately it did not work and after a miserable night in the heat and humidity we called the next day and he arrived and confirmed that the unit had failed. He asked if we were comfortable allowing the HIVAC repairman in without our presence and we said no not wanting our personal belongings compromised and not wanting anything happening within the condo assigned as our fault for later billing. So we waited the next morning for the repairman and lost of half a day of activities that we had planned. The repairman said the entire unit and duct work had to be replaced. He meanwhile added freon in an attempt to cool down the air. We asked the local contact if we could be compensated for not having air conditioning as it was an additional fee. He said to contact the owner who was listed within a picture frame in the condo. The owner was surprised that we had contacted her, explained what happened and asked for a confirmation of the air-conditioning credit. It was done. Overall it would have been a better experience if the air conditioning worked. We were told that repairs would be done in June, 2017. less

— Ruth, Stayed 05/01/2017

Owner/Manager Response

Ruth, we refunded your AC fee and a $10,000 AC upgrade was performed the following month. We're sorry you experienced the difficulty and hope you will return.

First Trip to Hawaii

Really enjoyed our stay at 1801. Great views, and very relaxing. Loved the lanai, and being able to have morning coffee out there. Evening sunsets were spectacular. The kitchen is well appointed, and we made use of the blender for our evening cocktails. :-) We look forward to coming back to 1801. It was exactly perfect for what we were looking for. less

— Janet, Stayed 04/25/2017

Lovely Ocean View, Crashing Waves

This condo is in an amazing location with beautiful well maintained grounds and the most stunning view from the balcony. We witnessed spinner dolphins while enjoying lunch! This condo is very clean and has received many nice updates in the kitchen including counter tops and really great appliances. I very much enjoyed preparing meals for our family of four in the kitchen which was very well equipped. Bathrooms are fabulous and beds were comfy. Snorkels, fins and beach gear were available for us to use. Our kids 3 and 7 loved it the ocean view pool. Having been to the Big Island several times, this is my favorite area to explore the island from as you are close to great snorkeling, paddling, restaurants, farmers markets yet downtown Kona and it's shops are only about 10 minutes away. The stunning but more remote beaches of the north are only about a 40 minute drive away. The only reason I didn't offer the full five stars is because the condo is a little older and a little on the dark side in the main living area. Thanks for a fabulous stay and sharing your piece of paradise with us. less

— Roanne, Stayed 04/10/2017

Great Condo!

This was our third stay at Kanaloa and our second stay at unit 1801 - it's the best of the best for two bedrooms in this complex! The location is fantastic, close enough but not too close to downtown Kona, and if you do need anything, shops are just up the hill minutes away. The condo is amazing - great layout, beautiful inside, the deck is above the walkway and gives good privacy, but you still have the lava and sea about 20 feet away - it's beautiful!! Also, the deck is the perfect place for some of the best sunsets on the island. The kitchen is lovely with high-end granite and everything you need for cooking your own meals and brewing fresh Kona coffee every morning (does need new cutting boards). The complex has a wonderful gas grill for close, quick outdoor cooking and the adult pool, is just a few steps further. The other pools are really nice as well, and the hospitality personnel are really nice. Parking is included and it's not very far. The condo has top-end amenities, soaps and shampoos, citronella candles, plush bath towels, all the water toys you need (boogie boards, coolers, so forth)... all there for you to use. The sound system is good, the wi-fi is reliable, you really feel like home. There are just a few little nit-noid things that keep this condo from being 5+ stars... the TV in the master bedroom can't be changed with a remote - that's a pain when you are laying there at night not wanting to get up to change the channel; definitely not a show stopper but a nuisance. Also, the AC... you have to pay extra to get AC, but there is a timer that limits the AC to four hours at a time. That means when you come back from a day of fun in the sun, your four hours ran out a long while back and the condo is warm. That also means someone has to get up in the middle of the night to reset the timer. If it's cool enough to sleep with the windows open, you can hear the sea and that's really nice, but if it's a hot and/or muggy day, that four-hour AC timer is a serious nuisance. I'd deduct 1/2 star for these things, but these things would not stop me from staying there again... it's a super, great condo and we loved it just as much the second time around. less

— Terence, Stayed 03/24/2017

Million Dollar View!

We absolutely love this condo and have stayed there 3 other times and plan to go back as soon as we can. You can't get a better view. Seeing a whale while sitting on the lanai was an added touch! The condo is very spacious and includes WIFI. It is great that it is so close to shopping for groceries or grabbing a bite to eat. We highly recommend this condo! less

— Pat, Stayed 02/06/2017

Excellent location in a lovely complex

We enjoyed our second stay at this wonderfully-located condo in the Kanaloa complex. The prime ocean front location is unequaled in this slice of the island. In the morning, the ocean front location is ideal for watching whales, boats, kayakers, paddleboarders, and canoers; in the evening, the location is ideal for dinner on the lanai. The condo is comfortable, updated to contemporary standards, and private. The master bedroom and bathroom are spacious and remain cool (keep the shades drawn against the sun). A second couple shared the condo with us and were comfortable in the guest bedroom and guest bathroom as well. The kitchen is spacious and appliances worked well. Our only recommendation is to update/replace the cookware, especially the pots and pans. A set of well-designed, non-warping stainless steel cookware would definitely enhance food preparation. less

— Deb, Stayed 01/20/2017

Great locale, well appointed

I was worried that the waves would be too loud and keep us awake, but the sounds were just right. Great location and the kitchen was very functional. The air conditioning instructions recommended to close the patio doors when running but did not clearly state that the patio doors HAD TO be closed for the AC to work. This caused some time to be spent figuring that out and had to call the condo rep. Recommend to clarify the instructions - a small nit, otherwise this condo was great! less

— RICHARD and MARLENE, Stayed 11/30/2016

Great Location Dated Amenities

Pros 1. View 2. Showers 3. Kitchen has everything you could want Cons 1. Only comfortable piece of furniture in the entire place is the chair in the bedroom. Bed in master bedroom is awful 2. T.V. in living room needs upgrading 3. Not only do the remotes in the bedroom not work, the T.V itself only gets a picture occasionally 4. The vanity lights in both baths do not provide enough light to do basic things like makeup 5. Area rug in the living room would be nice since you want renters barefoot 6. Cushions on the lanai furniture would help make them a little more comfortable 7. Both towels and sheets are very poor quality and the sheets are very worn and barely fit the bed. Would not recommend this unit for mobility impaired people due to the fact the parking spot for this condo is very far removed from unit. Would not recommend this unit to anyone. Have stayed in four units in this complex and this is by far the worst. less

— Gary, Stayed 11/15/2016

Perfect in every way

Stayed 10 days and the condo was perfect in every way. Location was ideal - just outside of downtown Kona and close to the small towns south of Kona. Perfect location on the ocean and every morning was spent on the lanai soaking in the sound of the waves. Cooler, boogie boards, snorkel equipment, tennis equipment, and much more to use during the many island adventures. Will definitely stay here again. The additional cost of the air was well worth it. Fans were adequate, but with the humidity, the air was welcome each night while sleeping. less

— Zachary, Stayed 10/15/2016

They just keeping making this condo better

This is our fifth stay in 1801 and we are going back again in May. Since our last stay in November they have provided new linens and glass ware and a salad spinner. Their new property manager has taken the details of upkeep up a notch- all the light bulbs work, plenty of Kleenex boxes, toilet paper, and paper towels. They have the same house keepers who do a spotless thourough cleaning. This is all on top of one of the best locations in Kanaloa, not to mention Big Island. Proximity to the Keahoau Shopping Center with restaurants, movie theatre, KTA Supermarket and one of the best Saturday farmer's market on the island. From 1801's patio you would have to be in the ocean to be any closer. My favorite spot on the planet for my morning cappuccino! less

— Martin, Stayed 03/24/2016

Beautiful kona

Very nice furnishings and outstanding ocean views. Quite and beautiful landscaping. We enjoyed the whales from the lanai every morning. Loved the Oceanside pool.

— Robert, Stayed 03/04/2016

Almost perfect

Lovely condo in a prime location on the Kona coast. Well cared for older complex, right on the ocean, and this condo has one of the best oceanfront locations. Very private with endless views into the vast blue ocean. We enjoyed watching whales and passing boats over coffee on the lanai. The condo has been updated to contemporary expectations. The master bath is especially spacious. All appliances worked well, including the AC, which we only needed in the afternoon. A pleasant breeze in the morning and evening kept the condo comfortable. We would have appreciated those little touches that would have made this feel top drawer, like a box of tissues in each bathroom and enough bath soap to avoid carrying the tiny bar provided between the shower and sink. Also, we have stayed at alohacondos condos for years, and always enjoyed a modest "welcome basket" from the owners. None was provided here. All very minor issues, which we addressed by a casual trip to the drugstore up the hill. We will return to this lovely condo; the location makes it a winner. less

— Deb, Stayed 01/24/2016

Owner/Manager Response

Thank you for your lovely note about about our condo 1801.  We have taken care of all of your suggestions.  We want our guests to have the best possible vacation and if there is something I can do to help I will. Best news the whales are here in force.  The dolphins are here to complete our hawaiian experience.  Jodi and Jerry 

condo 1801

Lovely condo and dynamite location. I would not hesitate to stay again. When we arrived, we noticed the screen to the slider was torn and a repair was also needed to the bamboo window covering located in front of the slider. I informed Analyn of these issues of which she already knew. less

— alison, Stayed 12/30/2015

Our home away from home

The Kanaloa complex is special because it feels small and intimate even though it has quite a few units. The way the units are "tucked in" the coastline a better name for the complex would be Kanaloa by the Sea. 1801 in particular is located on the far end where you are close to the sea as you can get without being in it. Hearing, smelling the ocean and watching the amazing displays of water splashing up against the rocks makes for a truely special stay. The condo is nicely decorated with beautiful artwork. The furniture is fairly comfortable. The overall ambiance is very nice. The TV's need updating, and it's time to replace some of the kitchen ware (glasses, dishes, gadgets). When we were there in hot August, the air conditioner performed well in the main part of the condo, fairly well in the second bedroom and poorly in the master. This last visit in November, the master was much more comfortable. However they have added a four hour timer on the air conditioner and when you are gone in the middle of the day and return in the hot afternoon it takes the system several hours to bring the inside temperature down from the early 80's to the mid 70's. We already have our next visit to 1801 booked! less

— Martin, Stayed 11/24/2015

great condo

beautiful condo spacious and comfortable. great ocean veiw.

— michael, Stayed 11/22/2015

Great view!

This was a great condo for our family. It is large and clean and has a perfect view of the setting sun. The only negative is the A/C system, it doesn't reach the master bedroom very well if at all. This would be a 5 star review if it was not uncomfortably hot in the master at night. Other than that we loved everything about the condo and the grounds. We spent a lot of time at the ocean pool and my kids loved it! less

— Kelly, Stayed 10/13/2015

Owner/Manager Response

We’re glad you enjoyed the condo and thank you for letting us know that the AC was not working properly in the bedroom – we will look into this promptly and correct any problems right away.  If you stay with us again (and we sincerely hope you will), please don’t hesitate to contact us during your visit if you experience any difficulties whatsoever.   Jerry & Jodi Kent, owners

Has the makings of a five star with just a few improvements

First off, Kanaloa is our favorite place to stay and 1801 is where we will return. This is the fourth condo we have rented and is our favorite. Pros: It's a downstairs unit and you could not be closer to the water without being in the water. Breaking waves along the Kanaloa development are not visible most of the time in many spots. From this condo, you see magnificent breaking, spraying waves up against the rocks and it's beautiful. The light color all tile floor feels fresh and clean. The air conditioning works great on the hottest of days in the main part of the condo (living room, dining room, kitchen and fairly well in the second bedroom. Bathrooms are well designed, both with nice big showers and beautiful granite. Kitchen has beautiful granite counters, is well lit and feels clean. The housekeeper is very detail oriented and does an immaculate job. Master bed was comfortable (did not use second bed) Cons: The parking stall is a bit of a walk away, although there is a spot where you can temporarily park to load and unload. Guest parking is in a lot that is an even longer walk. All TV's and the TV equipment needs updating. Air conditioning in the master bedroom is just enough to be bearable and is a good five degrees more than the rest of the condo. Kitchen ware and linens need updating. A section of floor tile around the toilet was missing grout. Ceiling fan in the second bedroom has issues. An interesting thing with all Kanaloa Condos (that we have seen) is the cabinets are made of beautiful wood and there is a dysfunctional lack of drawers. Mostly doors and shelves were you would normally have drawers from a functional perspective. Cabinets are looking fairly warn at this point as well (also true in the other three condos we have rented) 1801 has been our most pleasant stay and we are returning in November. less

— Martin, Stayed 09/06/2015

Loved the location, the kitchen was well equipped, we had a great time!

We were very pleased with the condo. The ocean view balcony was great, especially because of the nice sized table. It was really nice to enjoy meals overlooking the ocean. The location of the Condo was perfect for exploring the island, not too close to the most touristy areas, but not too far from grocery stores. The complex is very well cared for and the BBQ areas were clean and well lit. We had a great time with no complaints!!! less

— Cheri C, Stayed 02/25/2015

Location great - condo condition poor!

A/c ran 24/7, dryer noisy, place mats dirty, rugs in bathroom dirty & cheap, lanai railing rotted, outside kitchen rusted & paint peeling on doors, kitchen & bathroom cabinets hinges rusted & squeaky, TV remote in master didn't work, outside furniture needs painting, no light over dining table, no fan or light on lanai, beds in guest room noisy and bedding cheap & outdated, overall needs painting! Community amenities were great and location of condo is excellent! less

— Estelle M, Stayed 09/30/2014

Kanaloa stay

We enjoyed your condo very much for the 17 nights we stayed. I would prefer a little higher end TV and speakers in the main room. You could update that without breaking the bank. We never used the TV in the Master. The Master bed is just fair in terms of comfort, Again, an easy affordable upgrade would enhance. But, pretty much everything else is very comfortable and nice. The kitchen is very well outfitted, we never used the second room as it was just my wife and I, but it appeared comfortable. The setting is perfect, direct ocean front and protected from Northern and Western trade winds. You can't do anything about whom might be renting upstairs, we had some pretty noisy visitors there for a few days. The building is typical of Hawaii, not built too sound proof. Kanaloa as a property is one of the best in the Kona district in our opinion. We've stayed at several over the years. For what it's worth the so called "adult pool" (no kids under 14) was actually noisier than the other two kids ok pools. Funny how the geriatrics need to speak at the top of their lungs to be heard by everyone in the same county! We preferred the pool by the Ocean for that reason, even though we didn't go out there very often. less

— trails4me2, Stayed 03/22/2014

Awsome view in a beautiful condo.

The view from the lanai was beautiful. The sight and sound of the waves crashing in on the lava was great. The condo was modern, well equipped and beautiful. Everything you'd want. Central air was a real plus. It was pretty humid the week that we were there and we appreciated the cool environment. We'd definitely try to rent this condo on our next trip to the big island. less

— MSKRAD, Stayed 10/24/2013

Updated condo with great ocean front views!

We really enjoyed our stay at unit 1801, Kanaloa at Kona. It is by far the best unit in that resort and we have stayed in several. We watched the local tourist boats watch and swim with the dolphins daily. The show usually started aroung 9am. Breakfast with entertainment. The condo was very clean and comfortable. The manta ray show started between 8 and 9pm at the mouth of Keauhou bay in front of the hotel. 6 to 8 boats showing lights on the water and people diving with the rays. We watched from the balcony. Would come back again. less

— Michael, Stayed 09/24/2013

Beautiful and enchanting paradise getaway

My wife, her daughter, and her granddaughter and I were amazed at how beautiful and ... perfect! ... this condo was. We do timeshare condos every year (and they're very good!), and this was better than any of them. Fantastic view of the ocean from our balcony (close enough to catch some mist from the ocean spray), exceptionally well appointed in the kitchen, and a terrific cache of snorkeling and beach combing gear in the balcony storage. Five minutes from great snorkeling at Kahaluu Beach Park, and ten minutes away from a fun little town with shops and restaurants at Kailua-Kona. less

— Terry and Patti, Stayed 05/25/2013

Spectacular Spot

Fabulous spot. Definately need a car when you are staying on the big island. Town of Kona close by which had fabulous restaurants and great little shops to wonder around. The condo was more than big enough for our family of 4. Had one little issue with the washing machine overflowing, but that was fixed the following day. We had a good look around at areas to stay but would definately come back and stay here again. We have already recommended it to other family members who are coming over next year. All round a fabulous place. less

— Ruddettes, Stayed 05/17/2013

1801 is awesome

Kanaloa at Kona is the place to stay in Kona. The grounds are immaculate and the units are in as new condition. 1801 was even better than our first visit to KatK. The surf is literally at your feet. The view from the lanai over the ocean is great with long boats paddeling by. We enjoyed the sunsets from the lanai. All the amenities of the unit are first class including 3 TVs. We also enjoyed the included WiFi. less

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 05/09/2013

Perfect Vacation!

We have stayed several times at the same resort and love this unit the best. It is close to the ocean and great sunsets. Love the fact you have everything to cook in and watch the sunsets and enjoy the piece and quiet. Thank you for keeping your unit stocked and ready to relax. Make sure you bring the information to get into the unit and the registration desk doesn't have anything to do with this unit.. less

— Tina, Stayed 12/08/2012

Great View!

Very nice condo right on the ocean with the surf breaking onto the lava rocks. Our only complaints were the TV in the living room was very old and the reception was poor, the wireless router went out on the last day and there was dirt and ants under the living room thatched rug. less

— Tim, Stayed 11/30/2012

Owner/Manager Response

Tim, thanks for taking time to write a review, and we’re glad you enjoyed the condo and the location. If you consider staying with us again (and we sincerely hope you will), please don’t hesitate to call one of the numbers provided to you during your visit for service. We will address any maintenance or cleaning issues quickly. Jerry & Jodi, Owners

Some things dont work in the condo.

The TV in the main area is outdated. Very limited cable channels to view. Lights and sockets not worked. The toaster didnt even work.

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 11/16/2012

Excellent experience

Very well taken care of facility. Beautiful pools. Convenient to everything we neede

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 10/20/2012

Great Stay!

Had an awesome time on vacation! Condo 1801 was everything we hoped it would be and Chuck was a pleasure to deal with.

— Steve, Stayed 07/04/2012

Fantastic place!

We have travelled extensively and found this condo to be top notch in location, amenities, comfort and beauty. The views are fantastic---watched the waves and saw whales regularly. The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. A+++.

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 01/27/2012

Tune out your troubles with the sounds of waves splashing.

The condo had absolutely gorgeous decor. The art work was intriguing. Very clean and spacious. The master bathroom was huge. The location was very close to great snorkeling...5 minute drive. The lanai was usable in the early morning but was very hot and humid in the afternoon. You can hear steps of the upstairs condo. Cable in the livingroom was not good but the bedroom's reception was excellent. less

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 11/18/2011

Wonderful stay at Kanaloa at Kona Condo 1801

We recently spent six nights at condo #1801 and had a wonderful experience. The complex is very well maintained and the unit itself is in one of the best locations - right on the edge of the water. The patio is very private, we ate many meals overlooking the ocean. The unit is in great shape, comfortable beds and lots of amenities. There was a large grocery store nearby and the location was convenient for exploring the east side of the island. less

— travelers4, Stayed 08/20/2011

Fabulous condo and fabulous location

This was my family's second trip to The Big Island and second stay at Kanaloa at Kona. We loved the unit we stayed in during our 2005 trip, but #1801 was even better! Well furnished, clean, provided beach gear (except for an ice chest...but no worries, we bought one and left it in the beach locker for future visitors). All of the beds were comfortable and kitchen was well equipped - including basic spices and condiments. The unit has an awesome lanai with a perfect view of the ocean. It is a one story unit (previous one we had stayed in was two story). We preferred this as we didn't have to bring groceries up the stairs in 1801. My family plans another visit to The Big Island again in 2012 and we will stay in unit 1801 less

— Tessy, Stayed 07/05/2011

excellent beginning but unpleasant ending

We stayed there with my 80 years-old parents, who've never seen sunset on the ocean before. We have two girls as well. Three generations stayed this beautiful place. We all very much enjoyed everything until the last day. We were waiting for our swimming suits to dry in the dryer, and the house-keeper came one minute before 11:00 am. They were a bit rude. They came, and one opened the working dryer, my cloth fell on the floor and she used her dirty hand to pick up and threw it back to the dryer. It was a little thing, but it ruined our otherwise wonderful experience at 1801. I only wish the house keeper be well trained and have some good manners. We had very beginning to be there, and pleasant stay, but unsatisfied ending. Mahalo! less

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 03/30/2011

Wonderfully relaxing. Incredible location on the water.

What a gem! We'd return without hesitation. This location, just feet from the waves crashing on the lava rocks, is the best in the area. You're in your own private paradise. Gated community, friendly staff, very nice amenities, and close to town. A 12 on a 1 to 10 scale! Thanks very much for a wonderful stay. less

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 02/07/2011

It is a wonderful vacation home to stay at

It is a comfortable condo located at a beautiful place. Check in is really convenient. It is equipped with snorkeling devices, beach chairs and towels, sun scream, etc, for the convenience of tourists.

— xc, Stayed 12/29/2010

Luxury condo couldn't be closer to ocean waves

Fabulous location, with breaking waves just a few feet from the lanai. Roomy condo with lots of luxury touches. Well furnished, fully equipped and perfect for 2 couples. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay.

— Rob from Canada, Stayed 11/24/2010

A wonderful time

We enjoyed the Condo imensly. I spent almost all day on the Lanai, watching and listening to the waves crashing ashore. The furniture is confortable and the whole place was just gorgeous. The owner has excellent taste in furniture and the local art as displayed in several paintings. If there is one (sight) negative, it would be the parking, which is quit a ways away. It was our 50th Wedding aniversery and I'm sure we shall return to this wonderful place. less

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 10/19/2010

A nice trip to Kona

Unit 1801 was very nice. It was well stocked with little extras like beach towels. I do think the TV in the living room should be replaced. It was not possible to view selected channels do to the age of the TV where as the TV in the master bedroom could view the same channels just fine. If I were the owner of 1801 I would be very concerned about unit 1803 on the second floor. Every time the washing machine in 1803 was used the water pipes had a very severe "pipe knock." It was violent. This is due to poor plumbing design. It will eventually lead to cracked pipes and result in considerable water damage to both units 1803 and 1801. less

— John Knie, Stayed 08/28/2010

Beautiful, peaceful, a great value.

The unit was clean, well appointed, beautifully decorated, and in a perfect location close to shops and snorkeling activities. The unit itself is ocean front so we enjoyed the serenade of the waves crashing on rocks throughout our stay. Spinner dolphins showed off their antics as we enjoyed dinner on the lani. The condos are off set from each other in a way that provides privacy and peace. The owner/mangager was very thoughtful to include tips to make our visit to the island the best possible. less

— LTinker, Stayed 06/19/2010

wonderful stay!

We enjoyed our stay at condo 1801. It was very clean and very well maintained. The view was the best part! My kids loved eating outside the lanai and watching the waves. The sunset was spectacular! When we come back to Kona will definately stay here again. less

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 06/09/2010

A memorable stay that we will never forget.

We absolutely loved this condo and where it was located. So close to any shopping needs and being right on the ocean was just wonderful. The view was breathtaking! We were a bit busy sightseeing and wish we would have had more time to sit on the patio. We had everything one could need for cooking meals and feeling right at home. I loved the huge shower in the master bath and the size of the bedroom. The one thing that freaked me out and took away a bit of the beauty was the rules one needed to follow to keep nasty creatures out. And seeing the ultra raid can. I was pretty scared that I would see or have to deal with one of your nasty centipedes or anything else on the list posted. I couldn't relax as much worrying about that and hoping their weren't any in the bed or to make sure they would not get into our luggage. Our centipedes can be killed with a fly swatter here. The fact that one lady there told me that she had to kill one with a scissors made me sick actually. And the fact that the have such a nasty bite. I hate ours in WI, but they are much smaller and don't bite. I just never knew I would have to deal with or think about that.But I guess warning your guests is better than them being surprised and knowing what to do to help them stay away. Staying in a condo was much better then staying in a hotel space wise and for the view, but I was just praying I could get back on the plane home and have said I never saw anything on the list. And thank god I didn't. And that you actually have to keep all food in the frig. I just don't know if I could live like that. But the place was very very clean. I was afraid to keep the windows open even with it being nice out fear that there would be a better chance of creatures getting in. The whole complex though seemed to be well taken care of. And was nice to have the tour guide right on the complex. I got hurt on Kauai so I never got to enjoy your wonderful pools. less

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 03/25/2010

Excellent Condo and Vacation Spot

This was our second year on this island and this condo. Thoroughly loved everything about it. Has everything you need - lovely place to stay, beautiful view, quiet location, close to a great beach - I could go on and on. Looking forward to next year! Oh yea, the mongoose were a crack up to watch! less

— Toucan, Stayed 10/29/2009

Location & view are staggering. The inside screams "Yeah, but lo

1801 is a spacious condo with an oustanding panoramic view. The unit sits right on the "beach",abuts against coastal lava rock and is oriented such that there is complete privacy on the lanai. Crashing waves, smell of the sea, sunsets---really, who wouldn't love that? The complex is nicely situated geographically if you have teenagers since it is easy to walk to downtown Kona, surfing, swimming. Master BR is roomy and uncluttered with a large high quality flat screen TV that also houses a DVD player. Smaller bedroom is indeed a smaller bedroom. Two beds. Little else. Would work very well with younger children. We had two teenage boys. Thankfully, overcrowding in that room led to bloodshed only once. Kitchen is good sized, plenty of "stuff." Living room furniture is outdated, seating is limited and couch/chairs are not particularly comfortable. Older TV, maybe 30 inches with picture quality consistent with an older TV that is 30 inches. This room is not totally unacceptable in a vacation locale where being outside is the attraction, but upgrading the living room furnishings to a much more comfortable, perhaps even a present century decor would be ideal. If you feel like coming back to a cool condo after a hot day in the sun (in August) look elsewhere. The air-conditioning system, for which you pay a surchage, is completely ineffective. Running 24/7 kept the temperature approx 78-80 degrees at night, 85 or so during the day. Without a doubt, this was the most disappointing aspect of the home. In summary, great oceanfront location tucked into a private corner of the complex with a magnificent view; many nice features, but sorely in need of a cash infusion to repair/replace air conditioning and update living area furnishings. These upgrades would easily make this unit outstanding inside and out, rather than a unit you'd find simply acceptable in exchange for its marvelous setting just feet from the Pacific. less

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 09/26/2009

Very Beautiful update

We recently went to Kanaloa at Kona for the 2nd time. This time we stayed water front in 1801. We loved the stay and the rooms were very nicely updated. twins in 2nd bedroom a little squeaky were the only complaint. pools and facility are very well taken care of. thanks for the beautiful accommodations. Would return in a heartbeat. less

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 09/23/2009

Beautiful Ocean Front Condo, recently renovated

Great place to stay, our second time there. The two bedrooms are of good size and the new master bath is beautiful. Close enough to Kona and shopping but far enough away so it is quiet and peaceful. The entire complex is very well cared for with pools and barbecues for you to use. Make sure to pay for the air conditioning. I think my only suggestion would be to improve the reception on the living room TV (the master bedroom TV is cool with a built in DVD player) and to improve the small appliances and cooking utensils in the kitchen. The kitchen itself is neat with new granite counters. less

— Black Butte, Stayed 08/06/2009

Wonderful Location and Fully Furnished

We stayed in Unit 1801 for 3 nights in late July. The unit has an incredible ocean view from the lanai. The kitchen is fully furnished with everything you need for your stay. Shopping is conveniently close to stock up on food for your stay. The unit could have been cleaned a little better before our arrival, but overall it was a great stay for our family of 4. less

— ATLWanderer, Stayed 07/30/2009

Aloha Hawaii

I Extended My Stay, and I Thank-You!

— Gerry Crane, Stayed 07/09/2009


This is a wonderful condo. I wish I lived here! You cannot get more ocean-front without being in the ocean. Our evenings were spent watching the sunset, looking at the stars and listening to the waves. We never ate out at night, we either cooked or got take-out as we couldn't imagine having a better view. There is a wet bar on the lanai, too, so that was nice! The floor plan is perfect. Spacious, with an open kitchen that was beautiful and has everything you could ever need. Large tile runs throughout the condo and keeps it nice and cool. The furnishings were very nice as well. The master bedroom is large with a very nice bathroom (awesome shower with 2 showerheads). The 2nd bedroom good-sized too. (There is also a pull-out bed in living room) It is a very quiet area, so with the windows open, you could hear the waves at night. Couple that with a very comfortable bed made for some of the best sleep we have ever had. We opted not to use the a/c, and with the windows and lanai open, there was a wonderful breeze. At night, it was cool and very comfortable. During the day, it was warm, but not bad at all. None of us minded, we weren't in Hawaii to be in a/c the whole time. The furnishings were very nice. There is a kid-friendly pool and adults-only pool on the property. As we only went to the kid-friendly one, I can tell you it was very nice and never crowded. The grounds were very well maintained. There is a grill very close to the condo as well. It really was perfect and it felt like you were coming home when you came back to the condo. The next time we come to the big island, we will stay here. less

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 05/29/2009

Holiday at Kona

We stayed at this complex years ago and found this unit online. The price was right and the unit very nice. The lanai was great. The May weather was great & w/ fans, no A/C was desired. There were some beach chairs and stuff to borrow & we left the boogie board we bought. The kitchen was well outfitted, although we brought a few sharp knives for cooking. If you kitchen clean with a cloth, not sponge, bring one with you. There's a coffee maker that needs #4 filters. They need a few more smaller acrylic glasses for pool/small kid use, but plastic cups can be bought at the store too. There's a nice gas bbq and grassy area with table/chairs not too far away for those eat-in days. The tennis courts are in good shape. The pools are never busy, but the pool nazi leaves you in the dark without warning after posted hours. There's no beach right there, but not too bad a drive. Washer/dryer is helpful for beach towels. We'll be here next time we're in HI! less

— Kona Fun, Stayed 05/26/2009

beautiful place

We spent a wonderful few days and had a great time. This is the first time that we stayed in a vacation rental home instead of a hotel -- and it was perfect.The condo is closer to the sea then any hotel.

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/24/2009

Awsome Oecanfront

We stayed in unit 1801 which we highly recommend. The ocean front lani was fabulous. The condo was spacious and very nicely furnished. There was even beach and snorkel equipment for use. If we are able to return to Kona we would absolutely try to get this unit. less

— Don & Kathy, Stayed 04/09/2009

kona sunsets

We loved the condo! The kitchen was very modern with beautiful granite counter tops, the master suite was great with a really nice shower. The lanai was wonderful. We loved to sit and admire the beautiful Kona sunsets and unbelievable crashing waves. The complex is very quiet and relaxing. We just loved it!! less

— Ferris, Stayed 04/09/2009

Hawaii 08

Aloha The condo is beautiful and spacious. Two couples stayed and enjoyed the amenities of the condo, resort and area. The condo was completly updated. Our balcony had an unobtructed view of the ocean and sunsets. We saw dolphins 3 times! The pool was clean and warm and was never crowded. Unfortunately the restaurant and bar next to the pool was not in service. the area is quiet by only minutes away from the Kailua Kona. We would highly recommend this condo and will most likely stay there on our next visit GS & SS less

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/06/2009

So Close to the Ocean!

My wife and I spent four nights in this beautiful condominium and had a great time. It is located right on the ocean and has a great lanai for viewing the setting sun. Unit was well decorated and we particularly liked the fact that all floors were ceramic tile - very cool and easy to keep clean. Our only complaint was we occasionally heard noise from upstairs and next door neighbors. less

— Hoosier Hank, Stayed 04/03/2009

Wonderful Experience

We had been going to Kauai and decided to try the Big Island. Our condo at Kanaloa was perfect for what we wanted to do. It was large, well appointed and in a wonderful location. We were a bit surprised that we had to pay extra for air conditioning but all other expenses were in line with what we had paid for other condos. We highly recommend this property. less

— Michigan Family, Stayed 04/02/2009

Great Condo, Perfect Location!

We loved this condo. There were only two of us who actually stayed here, but it was the hub for our whole family, part of which stayed in another condo. The location was perfect and the lanai was heavenly. This was our slice of paradise for a week. The kitchen was stocked with all the essentials and there were boogie boards and pool noodles available, too. Furniture was fine, the unit has been tastefully remodeled and is nicely decorated. We were very comfortable. Thanks for everything! less

— Katy, Stayed 04/02/2009

Wonderful vacation condo

We stayed at this condo twice, in 2006 and 2008. It was remodeled between our visits, improving on what was already a lovely place to stay. It has two bedrooms. The master suite is large with a big bathroom and a Jaccuzzi hot tub. The lanai overlooks the ocean--you hear it 24/7, very relaxing with beautiful sunsets. 2nd bathroom is also large. Great kitchen, dishwasher, big refrigerator. Washer and dryer work well. Beautiful grounds and pools. Read our review plus others on Trip Advisor--we rented the condo based on those reviews and pictures online. less

— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/01/2009

Fantastic Condo!

Our stay at this condo was a very enjoyable and relaxing experience. There's nothing like getting up in the morning, making a cup of coffee, and sitting on the lanai relaxing to the sound of the surf and the sight of the ocean! The condo was well-supplied, clean, and comfortable. The grounds were beautiful, clean, and peaceful. This was definitely the best place we've stayed at in our three trips to the islands. We're spoiled now! The only thing that would have made our stay better was if the complex had a bar/restaurant. Still, the drive to town wasn't all that far. We can't wait until we have the opportunity to return. less

— Chris and Pam R., Stayed 04/01/2009

condo 1801 is HORRIBLE

1. Location is bad, beach is not accessible, waves are very strong and will disturb your sleep! 2. It is located in the lower level and no sound proof which you will hear everything from the above floor. 3. There are cockroaches. The owner said it is normal and there are cockroach traps placed prior to us being there. 4. There is no privacy door between the master bedroom and master bathroom. The toilets kept getting clogged. 5. On the last day, we cleaners showed up at 11 AM and very rudely screaming and kicking us out immediately as though we were burglars. We did call and receive courtesy permission from owner to stay an extra 30 minutes. 6. The furniture are very old and outdated and smelly. We had to spray fresheners daily. OVERALL - STAY AWAY FROM THIS CONDO 1801 !!!!! DO NOT LET THE PHOTOS ONLINE FOOL YOU!!!! less

— christian, Stayed 09/12/2021

Owner/Manager Response

Hi Christian, Thank you for taking the time to review 1801 Kanaloa, we always appreciate constructive feedback so we can make 1801 a better place, however, it's clear from many things in your review, 1801 Kanaloa was not the best place for you and your family. Unfortunately, we cannot do anything about the sounds of the waves. The location is oceanfront; the pictures and descriptions clearly show that there is no beach access at the complex (short drive away) and that the entire complex is surrounded by lava rock. The unit was also designed without a door between the master bath and master bedroom, which is standard in most units. We have upped our pest control recently and are working with other condo owners to ensure they are doing the same. We are also constantly checking the furniture to see if it needs to be updated or replaced. Most of the furniture was replaced 3-4 years ago, but we will be sure to check all the furniture again. I also want to mention all that we did to make your stay more enjoyable. Every time you texted us, we replied promptly and tried to resolve all your issues. When you mentioned the noise in the above unit, we told you to contact security. When you asked for a cleaner during your stay, we scheduled it to the best of our ability. When you asked about BBQ grills, we told you about them. When you asked about the difference between Kona and Hilo, we discussed it with you. When you asked how long it takes to get to the airport, we responded promptly. You never mentioned anything about toilets getting clogged. As far as the cleaners go, we tried to accommodate your request for more time less than an hour before 11:00AM. We asked that if the cleaners came, you'd let them start in the bedrooms. However, when they showed up at 11:00AM, you were away from the unit and the other guests did not let them in to start cleaning. Thank you again for your review. Jerry and Jodi

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78-261 Manukai St
Kailua Kona, HI, 96740, US

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Kanaloa at Kona 1801, Kailua-Kona Big Island

06/24/2024 → 06/24/2024
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Jerry Kent

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