Aloha and E Komo Mai! (Welcome) to Kona Escape! This Hawaiiana inspired 1/bed, 1/bath studio condo with convenance kitchen is beautifully decorated, clean and located on Ali'i Drive in the Village. It is across the street from Kailua Bay and walking distance to restaurants, shops, churches, Kailua Pier, night life, beaches and ocean activities. There is also a large Farmers Market nearby.
Upon entering you will be greeted by a beautifully decorated room in the vintage Hawaiiana Style. A comfortable and elegant Queen size Elephant Bamboo bed draws attention. A sitting area with two rattan chairs, coffee table, chest of drawers and a flat screen TV is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a fun day at the beach. There is a dinette set for dining and a desk with chair for writing those postcards to loved ones back home (or emailing them:). Also, there is a lovely lanai set for enjoying that morning coffee or evening glass of wine.
The art and decor are reminiscent of Vintage Hawaii.
The condo is on the third floor (no elevator) in the Lanai Building and is not handicap accessible.
350 sf. studio with kitchenette (microwave, induction cook plate, mini-fridge, coffee maker, blender, rice cooker, toaster, plates, cups, glasses, utensils.
There is a lovely and private lanai with a peek a boo view of Kailua Bay.
Cleanliness is important to us. We clean our own room so that we can always be aware of what needs attention.
Note: We have just finished a remodel. We have added a dedicated sink and medicine cabinet with mirror in the bathroom, insulation in the ceiling to make the room more comfortable. We also updated the ceiling by scraping off all the old "popcorn" and hand texturing it. And we added three ceiling fans for your comfort as it can get hot in Kona!
Guests check in is "hotel style". When you enter the lobby there will be a long white desk on the left side. At the desk there will be a person to check you in and give you a key card and parking pass. They will also give you directions to the room. Keycard gives you access to the room, pool and jacuzzi area and laundry room.
*If the person is not at the desk, there is a black phone to the left of the desk. Pick up the phone and it will connect you to the person on call.
*If checking in after Midnight, contact us and we will make other arrangements.
Kona Islander Inn's common areas:
Pool, spa and gas BBQ area, Lobby,
Beautifully landscaped walkways.
There are limited parking spaces, available first come first serve.
Three flights of stairs to our condo. No elevators in complex.
Free secure Wi-Fi with new high speed router.
On premises laundry room.
Interaction with guests
Guests are free to call with questions or concerns.
Other things to note
Check in is 4 PM, Check out is 10:30 AM. If you need a later checkout or earlier check in, please call us to see if it is available.
We supply limited personal care products. For all guests we try to leave local made items such as soap, lotion, fresh local flowers from our yard. We also provide a non-local shampoo. 100% Estate Kona Coffee from our neighbors farm is included for reservations of four nights or more (single pot size). All when available.
The unit has one queen bed and sleeps 2 Adults
Great honeymoon suite!
We steam clean the floor after every guest.
No extra cost for air conditioning!
We live local and are just a phone call away.
Owner reserves the right to change the amenities offered without notice.
Prices include combined 13.62% Hawaii General Excise and Transient Accommodations taxes.
Our prices vary based on the time of year or events. Discounts are offered for returning guests, company accounts and special promotions.
License or registration numberGE-161-392-3328-01. TA-161-392-3328-01
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We want your stay to be fun and non stressful but we have to inform our guests of the pesky house rules;)
The “Please Do Not’s”
*There is absolutely NO SMOKING anywhere on the Kona Islander property. There is a $300 charge for smoking in or outside unit or if unit smells of smoke.
**Take bath towels, sheets or bedspread or blankets to the beach or pool (beach towels are provided for your convenience.
**burn candles or use anything with a flame.
**Use pots and pans on outside grill.
**Flush anything but toilet paper down toilet
**Put food or grease down drain (put in trash).
**The “Please Do’s”**
**Please remove shoes (This is a customary practice in Hawaii)
**Use dark washcloths (provided) for removing make up.
**Please dry wet towels and clothes on lanai towel drying rack, Do not put wet clothes or towels on bed, furniture, railings or lahala mats.
**We have provided a basket with toiletries- PLEASE take or use ONLY what you need and save the rest for future guests.
**Use coasters for drinks as cold drinks "sweat" a lot here in Hawaii
*Check Out is 10:30am. Please let us know if you need an early check in or late check out. We will do our best to accommodate.
*leave used towels on bathroom floor
*take out any trash and wash all used dishes (a charge will be assessed for any trash or dirty dishes left).
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
EVERYONE loves Hawaii! Including the bugs! Our wonderful tropical and lush environment attracts these little critters even though we wish they would take up residence somewhere else..... maybe a deserted island?? To put your mind at ease we do everything in our power to discourage them from making our home their home!
Our goal is make sure you and our Tropical "friends" never cross paths.
But sometimes BUGS HAPPEN!
Now that all “the rules” are out of the way....Go have a wonderful and memorable stay on our BEAUTIFUL BIG ISLAND!
From Oct 7 - 21, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Our love for Kona started about 15 years ago when we first walked off the plane! We both knew this was home!
We have been happily married for 35 years with two married children and four beautiful Grandchildren… OH YES! and our "Boy" Na Koa! We are retired and have lived here on The Big Island part time for seven years and full time for two.
We decorated our condo in Hawaiiana style because we love the old Hawaii feel and want our guests to experience that classic Hawaiian vacation.
The minute you walk into the grounds at Kona Islander Inn, you will feel like you are in the midst of an old Hawaiian plantation, surrounded by lush tropical landscape! We wanted the room to continue that experience.
So come and Escape to Kona! You will be taken back in time to a charming Old Hawaii right in the middle of bustling Kona Town!
We can't wait for your visit!