Great, relaxing place to stay
We stayed here nine nights and hated to leave. Joanne's condo is modest but comfortable, and had everything we needed. The lanai has a view of the ocean and it was a great place for the two of us to eat all our home-cooked meals. The neighbors were friendly, and the complex at Kona Isle was quiet and peaceful. The overall property is neat, clean and well cared for, so we spent more time than expected just relaxing on the private "beach" by the water. There wasn't much need to leave, some days, and the sunsets were always a treat from this vantage point. Joanne happened to be staying nearby during our visit and was helpful and quick to respond to when we had a question. Brian, the complex manager, was very friendly and provided some helpful tips on snorkeling sites and safe water-entry points. The location of the condo was great, and within walking distance (a little more than a mile) to shopping and dining in Kona, and an easy drive from snorkeling sites a bit farther south. Experiences snorkelers can also find good snorkeling within walking distance, so checkout the nearby Shoreline Access points as marked with signs on Ali'i Drive. It was very helpful to have accessories such as a cooler, towels and beach chairs provided with the condo. We also took advantage of the library room to find a good book to read on the beach. There are also some magazines and games available in the library. If you want fancy and luxurious, look elsewhere. But if you want clean, comfortable, affordable and convenient, this place is a great option. We would definitely stay here again.
Paradise by the Sea - Steps to the Ocean