Kanaloa at Kona 2503
1 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo
Great ocean view location facing west-southwest with snorkeling and surfing. Hawaiian decor throughout, this condo is the perfect escape for a couple or a small family. Check out this Beautiful New Listing (July 2013) Western Facing - Sunset Views (in season) Full Kitchen with... more Views less ↑
50 Guest Reviews
Location, location, location...
My wife and I stayed at Kanaloa in condo 2503 for 2 weeks during October, 2019. This is our 5th visit to Kanaloa and we've stayed in as many different units all around the complex. We chose 2503 primarily because of its location near the... more pool and its view of the ocean, all while being offered at a competitive rate. We were not disappointed! Our favorite time and activity each day was having breakfast on the lanai while listening to the birds awake and watching the dolphins swim by. We were a bit too early for whales but this would be a great place to see them in season! So why did I rate it a 4 out of 5? 5 implies perfection, and while much of our stay was perfect, especially the location of condo 2503, it is a bit too worn to be a 5. That said, it is comfortable, well appointed in all rooms, everything worked to our satisfaction, and we'd stay there again with no hesitation. Parking iss close by with easy access and you barely had to think about going to the pool and you were there. The grounds are well kept and we love just walking around Kanaloa to see the flora, fauna, and gorgeous views. I could go on and on about how much we love staying at Kanaloa and the Big Island in general but that's for you to discover for yourselves! less
— Paul, Stayed 11/05/2019
LOVELY 2nd floor condo
The condo was beautifully appointed and very spacious. Kitchen was well supplied for every need. Wonderful view of the ocean. Local fruit company left a lovely welcome basket which was a huge blessing! Never had that before. Plus owner left a foldable cooler bag so... more appreciated and very useful. Very close to small shopping center with eateries and grocery store. DOWNSIDES- No real swimming beach was a downer and no walking paths and carrying all 6 pieces of luggage was very difficult on 2nd floor in heat! Never again! But if you are young and no luggage it s a very gorgeous condo. less
— DAWN, Stayed 07/21/2019
My wife I and come to the Big Island every year for about the last ten years. The first couple of years we stayed at other places and in our exploring we found Kanaloa Condos. We stayed at another unit before we found Al’s place.... more That was probably 6 or 7 years ago. During our first stay the air -con did not work in the bedroom and we contacted Al and we can came up with a solution that worked for of us, and I must say Al was very wanting to make things right. Which was great. Because of this experience and also the ocean view, well equiped and comfortable unit we are yearly regulars at Al’s place. When we get there it is always like coming home. less
— Marc , Stayed 05/24/2019
We had a restful visit and found the condo met all our expectations. All equipment (fans, AC, etc.) functioned as expected and the place was clean and in order when we arrived. We did have some early on issues with the TV system but managed... more to get it resolved. Also, one morning we both went out on the ocean-side deck and shut the slider which self-locked! This was early (6:30) so waited about 1/2 hour for a maintenance man to appear and get us back into the condo. You may wish to warn people to not completely close the slider when on the deck in case it locks preventing reentry. less
— William, Stayed 04/25/2019
Great location, great view and the condo has all the amenities to make the stay comfortable and homie. Also the complex very nice. Would definitely returned.
— Norman and Josie, Stayed 03/27/2019
Well Stocked Condo in a Great Location!
We stayed in 2503 for a week and it was fabulous! There was a gift basket with local fruit, jam, and coffee upon arrive, which was so nice considering we arrived around 9:30 p.m. Definitely a nice touch! The condo was stocked with everything we... more needed including beach toys, towels, paper products, etc... We ate most meals on the lanai, and the kitchen was well stocked too. The grills located on the property were perfect for cooking. The lanai overlooked the pool and ocean, allowing us to listen to the waves crash. We've been to the Big Island a few times and the location of this condo was perfect, close to Kona but not in the middle of the bad traffic. The only semi-negative thing about the condo was that it is a bit dated, although very well maintained and clean. We appreciated our time in 2503 and hope to return soon! less
— Sarah, Stayed 03/07/2019
KONA CONDO 2503 REVIEW
Condo #2503, at Kanaloa at Kona, is a great property with a great view. However, the property needs some updating and care. There were numerous little things that would have made our stay more enjoyable had they been cleaned, fixed or replaced. Examples: Kitchen faucet... more difficult to move and leaks around the base. Lighting is poor, with outdated or burned out CFL's. The carpet is loose on stairs. Long vertical blinds have missing or broken blades. The sliding door tracks were so dirty we had to clean to open/close them. Stereo and 1 of 2 TV's not working. The knives were poor quality and dull. The property could provide a couple of beach chairs. There were no pens, paper, scissors or surface cleaners available. Again many small issues that could readily be fixed to provide a 5 star experience. We would watch for further reviews before deciding to return to this property. less
— George, Stayed 02/11/2019
Large and comfortable
This was an ideal condo from our perspective - beautifully located overlooking the BBQ area, the “ocean pool”, and the ocean - west facing sunsets. The king sized bed was comfortable and having the two lanais (west facing towards the ocean and east facing off... more the bedroom) were well appointed, as well as roomy. The two bathrooms were nice to have - one of which has been upgraded, the other not. There were various condiments in the cupboards. The kitchen knives, although numerous could use some professional sharpening, and the cupboards themselves could use some attention (mainly realigning a few doors). The TV could be a bit more modern. However, everything (appliances) worked well. The furniture was in good condition. We found the interior to be on the dark side and a more fastidious cleaning could have been done in the kitchen. All that said, we would definitely go back - a great vacation from our perspective. less
— Muriel/Blake, Stayed 01/27/2019
A nice condo
We enjoyed our week in condo 2503. It has a nice ocean view of sunsets and looks over a swimming pool. A good location, very quiet. The clothes dryer worked, but was very slow.
— George, Stayed 12/21/2018
Delightful unit. Exceptionally well appointed and furnished. My second stay at the condo and I would hope to return in the future. The kitchen comes well stocked with all the seasonings and spices and condiments (and utensils) you would need to turn out some fine... more cuisine. Nice view as well. There is a gentle cross breeze blowing through the unit so I found no need to use the air conditioning or even the ceiling fans. The only qualification is that as a second floor unit with no elevator someone with mobility issues might have trouble getting us and downstairs. less
— dennis, Stayed 12/11/2018
The view from the balcony to the sunrise and sunset was spectacular. The apartment had everything we needed to stay. The kitchen was well equipped. Perhaps we just missed the clothes dryer. We've been here for the second time, and if we ever come back... more to Hawaii, we'll probably live here. less
— Miroslav, Stayed 10/22/2018
We loved the view, hearing the ocean, the generous gift basket, and all the extras (ice chest, boogie boards, beach towels, etc). The furnishings were as nice as the photos online. Eat at Sam Choy’s For the food and view.
— Nancy, Stayed 10/07/2018
Another great stay!
We have stayed in this condo once before and that's why we returned! A very nice place, well equipped, and of course a beautiful view! Thank you for sharing your home with us again! Can't wait to return hopefully in 6mos to 9 mos.
— Kristi, Stayed 08/07/2018
WE HAD THE MOST WONDERFUL...RELAXING TIME...WE WERE EXHAUSTED AND JUST WANTED TO CHILL...WE HIT COSTCO ON THE WAY TO THE CONDO AND WE ALMOST NEVER LEFT...THE CONDO HAD ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED..WE LOVED THE OCEAN POOL VIEW DURING THE DAY AND WAKING UP... more TO THE SUN COMING UP OVER THE MOUNTAINS....WE WERE SOOOOOOOO SAD TO LEAVE.....WE CANT WAIT TO COME BACK... less
— cynthia, Stayed 08/13/2017
Wonderful Place To Stay
Have stayed in this unit before and will stay here again. Comfortable place to hang out with friends. Great location with ocean view, close to the ocean pool, and right next to a BBQ. Highly recommend.
— ron, Stayed 05/15/2017
We Will Stay Here Again!
Great Tiime. Great condo. Very much hope to return.
— sean, Stayed 04/02/2017
Nothing like going to sleep to the sound of the surf--pretty big at this time of the year. The condo had everything we needed and was convenient to the oceanfront pool. Dinner of BBQ'ed steak at sunset on the lanai--it doesn't get much better than... more that. Met the owner a couple of times and he showed us lots of "aloha"--things to do, etc. We would like to make this an annual affair. less
— Linda, Stayed 03/14/2017
Kanaloa at Kona is an excellent place to stay, away from the hustle and bustle of Kailua-Kona, and having the ocean view from #2503 makes it even better. The condo is nicely decorated and the kitchen was very well equipped. We liked the proximity of... more the adult pool, which was just as few steps for us as the Ocean View Pool that we looked over to see the awesome sunsets. Al was a really nice host, and we felt very pampered. less
— Elaine & Tom, Stayed 02/28/2017
Our Kona Home
This was our 4th rental of 2503. Great location and outstanding view of ocean pool and surf.
— John, Stayed 02/05/2017
beautiful condo with a beautiful view! I most definitely would stay there again. Make sure you check with the office as they can help with activities you are interested in.
— Robyn, Stayed 01/26/2017
Ahh....time to relax, and recouperate
- Nice spacious condo. back lanai overlooking pool and ocean front. - Close by food shopping, and drive to Queen K highway to get to all places within a few minutes. - Fans on throughout the day, was comfortable w/o air conditioner usage. - Convenient... more parking, front desk personnel great for checking in and receiving packages during holiday time. - Parking space for unit, and visitor spaces if needed. - The pool and hot tub great hydrotherapy..... - Quiet at night, and felt secure all the time during stay.. - Recommend Kanaloa at Kona, Condo 2503 for your visit to the Big Island less
— Nelson, Stayed 01/12/2017
Great Unit/Great Complex
The condo is clean, well equipped, well maintained. The furnishings are all of tropical woods, like Koa and teak. It overlooks the Ocean Pool area with a great view of the ocean beyond. The landscaping around the condo and throughout the Kanaloa complex is exceptional,... more the stuff of travel brochures. The unit has two new flat panel TV's, though I never turned them on during my recent stay. Internet access is perfect. I had no need to turn on the air conditioner, as there was a continuous cross breeze blowing throughout my visit there. It is a second floor unit which is great for the view, but with no elevator, the stairs might present a problem for someone with mobility concerns. Otherwise, I can't imagine anyone having any sort of concern with this condo. less
— dennis, Stayed 12/08/2016
Awesome place! Probably the best condo we have ever stayed in. View is astounding and its close to stores etc. Very quiet. Even enjoyed the private Hawaiian wedding that occurred at the pool one day. Very well equipped. We left behind a cheap set of... more tongs we bought for the BBQ. It was our first trip to the 'big island' and if we return we'll be back at Kanaloa! less
— Jacqueline, Stayed 11/19/2016
I stayed in Condo 2503 for a week in November and absolutely loved it. It was still pretty warm so paying for the air conditioning is definitely worth it. The kitchen is well stocked with a good selection of cookware and has good quality dishes... more and utensils, which I appreciate. I'm a tea drinker so I missed having an electric tea kettle but managed to boil water on the stove. Sitting on the large balcony overlooking the ocean became a morning ritual. I loved the grounds at Kanaloa and used the poolside grill nightly then ate on the adjoining patio watching the sunset over the ocean. Can't wait to return! less
— mary a, Stayed 11/11/2016
Best unit in the complex
Another renter had recommended this unit owned by Al Gulick, having used another of his units previously and happy with the owner's service. This unit has one of the best views in the complex. you are on second story with a lanai view of the... more pool and the ocean beyond. watch and hear the waves crash against the lava shoreline. watch to pods of dolphin swim past. beautiful sunsets each night. an impeccably clean unit. do get the aid conditioning option as the weather can get very humid. bed is firm and comfortable. shower in master and bath-shower in the second bath. kitchen well equipped. comfortable furniture (sofa folds into queen sleeper for guests). laundry in unit is perfect, though the dryer seems to take forever to dry the loads. just remember that this is a second story unit with an interior stairs to the living area. we left our golf clubs inside the front door, not lugging thing to the top. if you are handicapped, consider one of Al's first floor units. Overall, a great place to stay. less
— Gordon, Stayed 09/23/2016
Great view and great location
This unit is terrific in location within the complex for use of the pool and tennis courts, but it's also got a great view. The kitchen had everything I needed and there was plenty of space. Nicely there were no bugs inside, and the unit... more smelled fresh and clean. Very happy with my rental...and will be back! less
— Douglas, Stayed 08/15/2016
Clean Condo, Great Views
I stayed at this condo for 5 nights with my toddler and husband. It has a king size bed, available blow up mattress and the couch pulls out so it will accommodate more guests which is a nice option. It was very clean and comfortable,... more but is dated (which didn't bother me as long as its clean). We paid for the air conditioning which made a huge difference. The stairs to the condo are on the inside (which I didn't know) and it proved to be quite a pain trying to keep my 21 month old son safe and from falling down them. I called the owner of unit and aloha condos to see if a baby gate was available but never heard back from anyone. I would suggest that you provide a baby gate in the unit to make the stairs more safe. Other than that, we had a great stay and it has a nice view of the pool and ocean. less
— Destiny , Stayed 07/24/2016
We'll Be Coming Back!
Wonderful condo for a short stay in Kona. The condo had everything we needed and the view from the lanai was sweet. Even saw some dolphins spinning through the air. Hope to come back to this place.
— Charles, Stayed 07/08/2016
Already Planning Our Return to Kanaloa
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stays at Kanaloa in 2503 as well as in Al's two bedroom unit (3702). Both units offer great ocean views and everything we need. A friendly and accommodating host who lives only 10 minutes away. We hope to be back... more perhaps even later this year. less
— elspeth parkinson, Stayed 06/04/2016
Kanaloa condo #2503
Just completed our 2nd stay in 2503 and would highly recommend it. Conveniently located in one of Kona's premier condo complexes, the unit has a wonderful view of ocean pool and surf and the tennis courts are located a stone's throw away. 2nd floor and... more very well maintained. Already looking forward to our next visit. John & Kathryn less
— John, Stayed 12/08/2015
Condo 2503 - stay during IM .kona
Very Nice condo ! We had a great stay. The view from the terras with the oceanfront is a great asset . Best breakfast place ever
— Edouard, Stayed 10/18/2015
We loved our return stay at this condo at Kanaloa at Kona. The condo is really well equipped, the location is quiet, the view is fabulous, there is plenty to do nearby and the welcome basket is a really lovely touch. Thank you again. We... more will definitely be back! less
— John, Stayed 10/09/2015
very nice place
Although we've stayed at the Kanaloa each year for many years on vacation, this was our first stay at #2503. Beautiful condo with everything you need. Felt right at home for the entire week we were there. The view was awesome as well. Thank you... more for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home! See you next year! less
— David, Stayed 09/15/2015
Perfect location. We enjoyed listening to the waves crash as we watched the swell roll in. Our condo was very clean and extremely comfortable. Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the fresh ocean air. Pool and BBQ right outside our door. Upon arrival we... more were greeted with an organic fruit basket that was amazing. One morning we drove over to the farm where the basket came from. That excursion included The Painted Church, Captain Cook and Sacred City National Park and we returned in time for an afternoon snorkel cruise out of Keahou Bay. This location is perfect! Yes, definitely book this condo, if it is available. less
— Janet, Stayed 07/15/2015
can’t imagine that you can get a better view for the money. View from the lanai is better than what is shown in the pictures. Location is about 6 miles from the Kailu –Kona village and there is a shopping center just up the hill.... more The property grounds are well maintained and all of the staff seemed very friendly. The condo is a little dated but for the money you can’t complain. The condo had everything we needed including beach chairs, umbrella, and snorkel set. One other nice touch is that the condo was stocked with toilet paper, garbage bags, and paper towels. Great place to stay if you want the extra space and a great view. less
— SydWil, Stayed 04/22/2015
Perfect setting and view!
My husband and I spent 10 ngts in the condo. We enjoyed the view off the lanai every morning and evening. The condo had everything we needed for cooking and the owner was very kind and helpful when I called to ask a question about... more wireless internet. We really enjoyed the basket of fresh fruits. jams. and muffins that the owner left too! Thank you! We would recommend this condo to anyone thinking of visiting Kona and will hopefully be back again soon! less
— Bill H, Stayed 03/03/2015
Great ocean views and oceant front pool was easily accesable
We would go back and stay here anytime. Views, location and amenities were all great. Al even left us a gift basket of local foods!
— JaneTompkin, Stayed 02/26/2015
Outstanding unit/location with some upgrades needed.
Well kept unit, everything worked well with the exception of the sliding doors at the front and rear. Appears that the tracks/guides are corroded and need replacement. Other than that we were very pleased with the unit and the included amenities. Neighbors upstairs were annoying,... more stomping around at 1am but you can't control everything..... Bottom line is that we would and will attempt to return to this unit in the future. less
— Sue M, Stayed 10/08/2014
Nice, big, well-equipped 1 BR condo with a view
We were a family of four. Our two girls shared the big sofa bed in the living room. It was really nice to have AC available. View of the pool and ocean. Wifi worked great. Beach gear available for use. Well-stocked kitchen. Handy location near... more grocery store, restaurants, between Kailua and Kealakekua. Nice owner, gift basket with fruit, jam and coffee upon arrival. Easy checkin/checkout. Would stay there again if I was staying on the Kona coast. less
— boudik8, Stayed 08/18/2014
Kanaloa at Kona: Best location in Kona Condo 2503 is perfectly positioned within the complex with beautiful views of the ocean... Would go again in a heartbeat
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/05/2014
A Great Winter Vacation
The condo was very comfortable, quiet location, and had a perfect view of the ocean from the lanai. We were able to watch the Whales and spinner dolphins swim by from the lanai. The unit was well stocked with dry goods and household items, but... more had no cleaning supplies. A trip to Target took care of that. The Unit does need updating; the bathrooms and kitchen need to be updated with solid surface countertops and modern fixtures and appliances. The bath room tub fixtures/knobs were heavily corroded and questionable every time they were used. The "nineteen eighty's" tile and unsealed grout for counter tops are havens for germs and bacteria. While the washer and dryer are functional, it would be nice if they were updated. We were scheduled for a mid-stay cleaning (and billed $135), however it did not happen, so we did our own cleaning and vacuuming. The cleaning fee was high compared to Outriggers fee for the same size unit. Al reimbursed us for the mid-stay cleaning. Because of its closeness to the ocean, a "salt film" covers everything. All in all, we had a great winter vacation. less
— Dick, Stayed 02/22/2014
Very nice Condo
Spacious, private, comfortable; Mbath dated, owner local and available. But aloha Condos charge an outrageous "cleaning fee", buyer beware.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 02/03/2014
our whole experience was wonderful. the view from the condo fir
i am not sure why but we did not have a cleaner come the first week of our stay. so we basically looked after ourselves. i do wish there had been more cleaning supplies left in the condo. there was basically nothing. the condo does... more need a good clean including washing the outside patio. the bed was a bit hard but adequate. the owner is very willing to fix anything that needs fixing. the location is great the evenings are very quiet. we loved the view from the patio the best. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 01/21/2014
Wonderfully quiet location,amazing oceanviews and absolutely wel
My husband and I Stayed for approximately 10 nights and had an amazing holidya..The resort itself is located at the end of a residetnial area so it is very peaceful and away from the husle and bustle, yet centrally located to shops, tours etc..The condo... more itself is oceanfront and has a spacious lanai with a wetbar that provides access to views of the surf, sunsets etc..The condo is privately owned by al, who was very kind and granted us a late check out and a welcome basket upon your arrival!! We loved, loved the condo it was so well equipped,,the resort itself is well maintained..We give it a 10 out of 10!!! less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 01/05/2014
9 nights with No Worries!
Yes this unit is good, no worries here,large 1 bedroom, bed is comfortable and a king size, linens were great,fan in bedroomkept things cool with multiple window shutters to use although 2 of them wouldnt open, but im sure that will be remedied for future,... more ensuite for master is older but funtional i used it for all my stuff and getting ready while hubby used the main bathroom. We used the main bathroom shower mostly , also fine but older, everything worked the way it should, even your own back lanai to get morning sun with. Nice chairs for that area and table. no worries there! Kitchen also had everything i needed except a coffee grinder, but everything else was good, large fridge stove, no mini anything.Floors are done mostly in tile that is cool for your feet, but i havent mentioned the best part which was the large lanai overlooking pool and water, you will like this as it is great! again, No Worries! Al Gulick was responsive and easy to deal with and i can reccomend this to anyone exept there is quite afew steps to get up to the unit. we will be back im sure. love kona.ooops i forgot the coolers and boogie boards are in the fron lanai cabinet. bye for now carolyn from canada less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 12/28/2013
Wonderful sunsets wowed us.
From first to last the service was quick and competent. The furnishings were comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped, the location was convenient. The view of the Pacific was magnificent and overlooking the pool was a plus. It was a short walk to the grocery... more and to the bay. The lack of signs kept our destination a mystery for the first few minutes. less
— Nick, Stayed 12/11/2013
Day in Paradise
Quite, not crowed. The condo was very clean, comfortable & roomy. The owner left some wonderful fruits,coffee&jams.; We have been to most islands and was this island is hotter, and each beach has different things. The snorkeling was wonderful. We will be coming back I... more think this is my favorite. I appreciate the owners sharing. Olympia Wa. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 11/10/2013
A very nice and quiet location which is perfect for enjoying the
The area is clean and near enough to hear the waves crashing the shores in the evening. Upon arrival an exotic welcome tray filled with exotic fruits was there for us; lilikoi, mango, avocado to mention a few along with the organic garden these were... more grown in. We ate in some evenings, grabbed some local food and brought it back to the condo (poi, lomi salmon, kalua pig, lau-lau available at KTI in the nearby shopping center). We enjoyed hiking in the morning and golfing on the Kohala Coast and quiet evenings at the resort. Kanaloa Condos is very nicely located in a very private setting, we will stay there as long as it remains a hidden paradise for us. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 11/01/2013
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