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Reviewed December 28, 2019

We’ve stayed at the Kona Reef 6 times in 4 different units. We love the location. The easy walk to the restaurants, shops and bars is a big selling point. The waterfront location makes this an ideal place for us. We love watching (and hearing) the waves crash, seeing the turtles in the tidal pools below the lanai and the incredible sunsets - no two are alike. We book through VRBO and look at all the pictures and read the reviews carefully before deciding on a unit. Doing your research before booking is key to finding a great unit.

Date of stay: December 2019
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Thank Catejones
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Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

We booked thru Vrbo for a 14 day stay and were very pleased with our experience. Our unit was on the 3rd level, facing the bay. We actually had to look DOWN to see the waves crashing on the shores below!

The unit itself was clean, with everything you would need to make your stay comfortable. Parking in the garage was never a problem.

The complex is several decades old, but generally well maintained. The unit itself has great appliances with a newer a/c unit plus a number of portable fans. Clearly, the unit is well managed.

The location was great, about a 15 minute walk to harborside Kona with lots of dining and retail options. Driving into that area can be a challenge with lots of pedestrians and traffic. However there are lots of alternative routings to get where you need to go as the unit is quite centrally located.

We would definitely consider returning to this unit in the future.

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank jbellour
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Reviewed November 29, 2019

A wonderful resort on the water. Easy parking and walking distance to shopping and restaurants. The walls are thin so you hear everyone walking in the outdoor hallways. Our condo was beautifully decorated and stocked. The beach outside is not swim able unless you are an accomplished boogie boarder or surfer. No one is onsite to help with issues. You need to call. The pool needs a key to get into and out of, not a good plan to lock someone inside the pool area. That's a safety hazzard.

Date of stay: November 2019
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Reviewed November 19, 2019

The sound of the surf and the views from the corner unit A27 were amazing. The unit itself is very clean, well stocked and comfortable but it is somewhat dated. The one A/C unit in the living room is stretched trying to cool a 2 bedroom condo and the bedrooms got hot at night, even with the ceiling fans and the (old) floor fans running full blast on either side of the beds. We enjoyed our time on the lanai watching the surfers out front and just the expansive ocean views. The condo is within walking distance of plenty of dining options in Kailua Kona. Good property management company for this condo. Overall, we'd recommend it and would probably return for a short stay as we did on this last visit before moving on to the Kohala coast.

Date of stay: November 2019
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Thank familytravellerz
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Reviewed November 18, 2019 via mobile

We rented A15 and it was amazing. Only a few steps from the beach, lanai overlooked the waves. The complex is quiet, secure, with parking. Located walking distance from restaurants, beach, bars, stores, and sights. We toured the island and this was our favorite stay.

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank bobdelw
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