Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Family: Kids 17 and under stay free.
Extra Value: Free parking.

Where the ocean greets lava and sand, and palm trees line a perfect oasis, Castle Kona Reef awaits. When it comes to Kona vacation rentals, it doubles as a dream come true. Castle Kona Reef is on the golden Kona Coast not far from Kailua-Kona town.

Your private, one-bedroom suite at Castle Kona Reef is all about comfort, beauty, and convenience. Each suite offers its own individual decor and a place to retreat after playing on the sun-splashed Kona Coast. You'll gaze out at the deep blues of Honl's Beach, or the beautifully lush Kona Reef landscape. Your "home away from home" is equipped with free WiFi, a refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave, dishwasher, and the extra amenities that make sticking around the condo a great day in itself. Swim, sunbathe, and barbeque, then end the day with a soak in the jet spa. All units, including their lanais, are non-smoking.

The swimming pool is near the ocean, making it a convenient spot to sip a Mai Tai at sunset. Later, barbecue or meet up with friends at the party pavilion. Golf and tennis are right nearby, as is irresistibly quaint Kailua-Kona Town - a historic little fishing village filled with restaurants, shops, historic and religious sites, and incredible seawall sunsets. How close is it? Let's just say that your transportation is a pair of flip-flops.

Castle Kona Reef is one of the few Kona vacation rentals that offers luxury, location, and value. Best of all, these Kona vacation rentals are close to the area's most popular island attractions. Drive the dramatic coastline and you're sure to hit most of them. Visit the City of Refuge and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park. Snorkel Kealakekua Bay. Stop at macadamia nut farms, coffee plantations, botanical gardens, historic churches, and spectacular lookout points.

Property Information

Year Built: 1975
Last Renovation: 1993
Condos: 143


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The following mandatory cleaning fees plus tax will be collected at check-out. Fee is approximate and subject to change without notice. For stays of 1-9 nights: 1 Bedroom - $135 + tax 2 Bedroom - $160 + tax For stays of 10 or more nights: 1 Bedroom - $200 + tax 2 Bedroom - $240 + tax
Advisory "The following mandatory cleaning fees plus tax will be collected at check-out. Fee is approximate and subject to change without notice. For stays of 1-9 nights: 1 Bedroom - $150 + tax For stays of 10 or more nights: 1 Bedroom - $225 + tax "
Advisory "Check-in procedures: Call the Kona Bali Kai on the day of arrival or 1-2 days prior to arrival. Provide credit card number for incidentals and cleaning fee. The unit number and lock box combination to retrieve the room key will be given. Kona Bali Kai 808-329-9381 - Front desk hours 8am-5pm "

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.


Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 657 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Location

    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.

    Nov 29, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Stunning Oceanfront Views

    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.

    Nov 19, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ideal location

    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.

    Nov 18, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I booked through

    Vrbo and truly enjoyed our stay. Every part of Kona Reef was Ideal. No complaints at all, 10 day stay perfect vacation condo rental. I still question the before you leave clean up list. Strip sheets off bed? Put all used towels near washer? Rinse dishes and put in dishwasher? Extreme list do to the fact, one does pay a cleaning fee. Other then that question, this is a perfect spot on the Kona side.

    Oct 28, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Kona reef Condo F1 - Calling all cooks

    My husband and I stayed in this condo for 1 week in October 2019. Entry door on parking side and spacious lanai on the ocean side. Good sized parking slots. Underground parking, if you prefer. This unit allows 2 vehicles to be parked. See white binder on writing desk for parking tags. This is a corner unit with windows on 2 walls (West & South) and the front entry on the Mountain side (East) wall. Locking Steel screen door at the entry allows for taking advantage of refreshing breezes. The entry door latches open, if desired, to prevent door from slamming closed. Bedroom, kitchen, LR have windows on south side, with wonderful breezes coming through in the mornings and evenings. The unit has AC. There is a gazebo seating area on the South side, designated as a smoking area. It is 50-60 feet away from the exterior wall of the unit. Noise/smoking smell was not a problem during our 1 week visit. We saw people sitting there in the morning, with coffee. No smokers though. The Lanai side is 1+ story up on the complex terraced lot and you will be delighted with the view of the pool, gardens and the Pacific Ocean. After leaving the airport, we shopped at Costco for food items only. We wanted to check the condo before buying condiments, oil, seasonings, gear. Previous guests leave condiments and seasonings which I did not feel uncomfortable using. Local shopping, Safeway, Walmart and KTA close by. If you are a foodie, visit KTA. Local produce, Mexican and Asian foods, great bakery and deli. Fresh made bentos at the deli counter. Mochi donuts in the Bakery area. Oh Heaven! We found a small soft side ice chest in the pantry, that we used to pack lunch for our hikes. TP, Paper towels, laundry soap, cleaning supplies, dish soap, shampoo and conditioner. Some of these items may have been left by previous guests and may not be in good supply when you arrive. I would recommend checking first, before buying. There is also lots of beach towels and cotton bath linens. Tiled and wood floors. Bring your inside house shoes for ‘no shoes please’ home. Please bring reef safe sunscreen. The kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of dishes for up to 8 people, cookware and bakeware, flatware, chopsticks, glassware, barware, electric hand mixer, stick type blender, and a set of good Cuisinart cutting knives with guards. Good electric range. DW, microwave. Coffeemaker, bean grinder, toaster, blender. 3 cup rice cooker, CrockPot. The appliances are in good working order. I baked sourdough and the oven works very well, preheats quickly. It was so nice to have that toaster for toasted sourdough. I like to cook and this kitchen is setup and equipped better than any kitchen we have visited. Good job! It was nice to be able to vacuum and sweep most days, including the lanai, after rain and wind. LG W/D to keep your laundry clean so you can pack light. Broom/dustpan, vacuum, iron, ironing board. 2 Beach chairs, body boards, pool noodles, snorkel stuff for two. Comfortable bed with all cotton linens, lots of pillows. Fold out sofa bed in the LR, leather recliner with electric recline mechanism. My Husband was so Happy! Nice furniture at poolside; loungers, tables with tilt umbrellas, chairs. Seating in sun and shade. Great Weber gas grills poolside, under the pavilion, kept spotless by grounds maintenance staff. Very short walk to village/town. Walk to town using road on ocean side street, to avoid walking up busier Ali’i Drive. The Host, Cindy, is very responsive to Qs, usually answering my messages within a minutes, 7 days a week. Look for the white “Welcome Home” binder on the writing desk, which gives you great information about the AC with remote app, WiFi access, Smart TV and remotes instructions, and other amenities provided for your use while staying in this lovely place. Accessibility-Though the shower has a curb, there is only a small 3” step down out to the lanai. Parking area has no curb, with same elevation walkways and a slightly tall threshold at the doorway. The complex has elevators from the underground parking to all floors and wide walkways, including upper levels. F1 Manager/Owner is very helpful 7 days a week. Some Airbnb accommodations, managed by a Property Management services are Monday-Friday, with weekend emergency service only. We will definitely seek out F1 on our next visit to Kailua-Kona.

    Oct 25, 2019

Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319