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Raintree at Kona Reef, Hawaii

Hawaii Big Island, HI, US (KOA)

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Based on 522 reviews
Four-story beachfront condominium resort situated on three acres on the Kona Coast.
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1 bedroom/1 bathroom resort suites - Raintree at Kona Reef, Hawaii - 1

1 bedroom/1 bathroom resort suites

Starting from
$275 $187
Avg. Nightly Rate

The 1 bedroom/1 bathroom resort suites at Kona Reef come with amenities to ensure your stay is enjoyable as well as comfortable. Amenities include air conditioned living rooms, cable television, a washer and dryer, a hot tub, and a fully-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, and microwave.


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Raintree at Kona Reef, Hawaii
75-5888 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI US 96740

Raintree at Kona Reef features a four-story beachfront condominium resort situated on three acres on the Kona Coast. The condominiums at Kona Reef have garden or ocean views and every unit has a lanai. The resort is within a 10-minute walk of the historic fishing village of Kailua-Kona where you will find a great selection of restaurants and shops. Kona Reef offers an ocean-facing pool and hot tub along with a poolside cabana and four barbecue grills. Minimum age required at check-in is 21. There is a Utility Surcharge of USD 4.00 plus tax per day collected at check-in. Please be advised that some units will have maintenance programs going on from May 20th to June 12th for tile floor resurfacing. Please note that there will be scheduled work from 8am to 5pm daily and works are expected to last through May 2016: -The carpet outside the doors units is being ripped up and replaced with concrete. (Already commenced). -Guest will have an hour period at each unit where they can not enter or leave the unit while concrete is being poured. -Then, 24 hours period they have to walk across a plank to their unit entrance. The staff at the property will be doing their best to work on this and keep inconveniences at the minimum. There is a Utility Surcharge of USD 4.00 plus tax per day collected at check-in.

Hotel Services

  • Elevators
  • Concierge Desk
  • Jacuzzi
  • Horseback Riding
  • Barbeque grills
  • Security
  • Free Parking

Nearby Attractions

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (47.66 Mile)
  • Mauna Kea Observatories (35.89 Mile)

Check in procedure: Check-in is located at the front desk. It is open 24 hours for your convenience. Minimum age required at check-in is 21.
Late check in procedure: Check-in is located at the front desk. It is open 24 hours for your convenience.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Barbeque grills
  • Cable television
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevators
  • Free Parking
  • Full kitchen
  • Hairdryer
  • Horseback Riding
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Security
  • Smoke detectors
  • Telephone
  • Toaster oven
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 522 reviews
from Woodinville, Washington
Submitted on 26-04-2016
We visited the Kona Reef Resort in April 2016. We are a 60+ couple and well traveled. We stayed at Kona Reef for 9 days and were in unit D-4 (ground floor). This is a laid back, unassuming facility. The facility is a mix of individual owned units rented via VRBO, timeshare units via Raintree, and a third mix which I did not take the time to understand - we were in one of the 28 Raintree units. Synopsis: The resort is clean, well kept. Quiet.Our unit was ground floor, oceanfront which was appro... Read more
Submitted on 28-04-2016
The room was nice but there were three things that were bad. One, the reception clerk was rude. Two, there was an extra $50 cleaning charge added at check in. Three, there was construction in the hallway and we were forced to check out two hours early which was very inconvenient.
from Calgary, Canada
Submitted on 15-05-2016
This condo was very lovely, exactly as advertised. We enjoyed the sound of the ocean every day, and the closeness to town allowed us to pop in daily without having to start the car. We had a couple of little housekeeping items that came up in the first couple of days, but one email to Sandy, and everything was made right immediately! We would definitely stay in this complex and unit again. Mahalo for a wonderful 2 weeks.
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Suggest installing digital door locks with card coded keys. Our door did not lock securely. Returning to our unit one night, we were shocked to discover the lock popped open by simply turning the door knob 3 times, without using the key. This happened twice during our stay. We asked for the deadbolt key but was told guests do not get them. The manager came over, checked it, then said it worked fine. It worked that evening, but the same thing happened the next evening. The next morning, the ... Read more
from Montreal, Canada
Submitted on 29-05-2016
greetings, coming back from a one week stay in lovely oceanfront A17 condo. This is a true oceanfront 2nd floor condo with awesome views (litterally 20 yards from the ocean) from a huge lanai. The condo itself is in perfect shape, there are two bedrooms (one large master bedroom with king size bed) and one smaller bedroom with queen size bed. The beds were comfortable with good quality mattress and bed sheets. The condo has two separate bathrooms, that are small but very nice and fully funct... Read more
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Just back from a fantastic 10 day stay on the Big Island where the 2nd half was spent in D25. Thankfully as D25 was far better than the other property we stayed at for the first half. Booking with Darline was the best and really enhanced the overall experience. She has thought of EVERYTHING with regards to outfitting this place. Just the assortment of beach bags alone will impress you! The kitchen is exceptionally well outfitted with a Moccamaster coffee maker and more types of cooking uten... Read more
from Charleston, West Virginia
Submitted on 09-06-2016
We stayed this past week for 2 days. Unit /building was very old. We wanted Lenin blankets after hours- no response. Stinky old carpet. Cockroaches! Worn out utensils. Not much beach. Disappointed- felt cheated for the amount of money we paid. Find something better near the Volcano or other points of interest or just go to Maui.
Submitted on 11-06-2016
My family stayed in the Kona Reef unit D18 condo for 11 days in May 2016. The unit was great! It was clean and ready to go when we got there. The corner unit was right by the ocean. I was glad it wasn't on the ground level because people would walk in front of the Lani. I'm also glad we had the window AC unit to cool the unit. All the beds were comfortable. My wife and I stayed in one bedroom while my 3 kids stayed in the second. The bigger bed in the second bedroom allowed 2 kids to sleep in ... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 25-06-2016
we arrived at the property which is ocean front with great views. NO ONE at the office - which is open about 4 hours/day - if you are lucky! Once you find the office, no signs, you pick up a phone -they tell you a unit number and a code. We went to the unit - spent 20 minutes trying to enter the code and get the key. NO LUCK! I went back to the phone. i was on hold 10 min waiting for them to reach the property manager or security. Finally they asked for my number as they couldn't find anyone. A... Read more
from Everett, Washington
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Easy walk into town for food and people watching. Out the door and right next door to a little beach. Out the door and 10 steps to the shore. Close your eyes and hear the crashing waves. Each condo we have stayed in is a bit different from the others. We stayed in D31 this time and it was nice. But we are hardly there because there is so much to do.
from Napa
Submitted on 06-07-2016
The Kona Reef is only a 5 minute walk from central Kona. During busy times of the year this makes a real difference. Pretty much all of the units have an ocean view. The best units are located in buildings A and D. These are only 50' from the ocean. I have stayed in other units, but we prefer the direct ocean front units. The one bedrooms are about 600 sq/ft.
Submitted on 07-07-2016
I would have given this 3 stars but when I feel swindled I have to knock it down a peg. If your going to charge $50 a night for cleaning fee, then at least post that prior to booking. As for the room, it was ok. B21, it was a little run down, but it was somewhere to sleep.You could see ocean, if from an angle, but my room was right next to very busy street. From what I have read there are other rooms that are better, so know what your getting yourself into before booking
from Cedar City, Utah
Submitted on 08-07-2016
We loved our trip to Kona and Kona reef resort was awesome!! Condos are individually owned so I believe some condos are better than others but our condo was amazing. It was so clean and we had a beachfront view! The resort pool was clean and the view of the ocean while you are in the pool or hot tub was superb! Also, the grilling area was great! We look forward to returning soon!!
from Centennial, Colorado
Submitted on 06-08-2016
The Kona Reef is a great location--easy walk to shops and restaurants. You can walk along the street, but I recommend the walk that goes along the access to the hotels (just walk along the grass area until you get to the "beach access" exit). I believe we stayed in unit D2--I totally recommend the D building because of the great view right on the ocean. Furthermore, there is a big convenience advantage to be on the ground level. Breakfast on the lanai and just go over the lava rock wall to y... Read more
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 08-08-2016
A Good Location With Lots of Space The photos and description of this condo (on were quite accurate. The view was truly magnificent. We stayed during the hot days of early August, so the air conditioner was essential. It cooled the main living area quite well, but was struggling to get any cool air into the master bedroom. We kept two fans running, which helped, but it was still quite warm. Wifi connectivity was spotty and slow. The kitchen and dining are were well stocked with whatev... Read more
Submitted on 08-09-2016
I would give this a big nothing if I could. We stayed here for three nights and I wish I could forget them. It was our honeymoon so I paid a bit extra to have an ocean front room. I now wish we had stayed at the Sheraton which was the same price. I shiver just thinking about our time here. The apartments are so old and in need of renovation that they feel dirty. Really, really dirty. Our balcony door would not open properly as the tracks were so old, the mirrors and tiles in the bathroom wer... Read more
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Nothing like what you see on their pictures. Worst couch. You cannot sleep 4 adults. Very big back pain. 14 nights make it the worst experience in Kona. No security box. No front desk, no talking, no music
from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Submitted on 21-09-2016
We arrived at 2pm - brusque woman said "Check in is at 3pm," We came back at 3:30pm and we still waited almost an hour before we could check in. The housekeeper was kind and apologetic, however; when we did get into the room it clearly was not cleaned well, with sticky toddler handprints everywhere. The room was on 2nd floor - either 212 or 213-- really dark entrance..... Now - once in the room you forgot everything else because the ocean waves came right up to the grass lawn just yards from t... Read more
from Kapaa, Hawaii
Submitted on 02-10-2016
I stayed in A24. It is right at the water, very close, with a spectacular view. The AC is a wall unit in the living room, so the bedroom gets kinda warm. There is a floor stand fan to help with that. The Tv in the bedroom is in the closet (didn't find it till day two LOL). I am giving it only average because although the view is amazing and it is quiet there at night, the bed and the pillows were quite uncomfortable. When people walked by the door it sounded like they were right inside. T... Read more
Submitted on 11-10-2016
We were disappointed with castle resorts and kona reef. They overbooked and we were moved to another location further than we wanted to be. At first the second place had no room for is. We spent a few hours trying to find accommodations in Kona and during race week is nearly impossible. Unnecessary stress especially when preparing for the ironman race. The Bali Kai finally found us a room. The people were nice but its was a noisy area.
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 12-10-2016
This place is awesome! It is right on the water so you can hear the ocean while you fall asleep. The rooms are always clean and the air conditioning is a great welcome to come home to. The pool is fun and the hot tub is great. There are 4 outside gas grills for cooking and tables to eat at in the garden area. We love the location as it is within walking distance to town. We stay here every time we visit. The views are amazing from any room facing the pool or the ocean. Highly recommend.
from Charleston, South Carolina
Submitted on 17-10-2016
First husband and I made our reservations 1 year in advance and since then we have had nothing but problems with this company (the hotel company NOT the VRBO/Timeshare company). First, they refused to work with our travel advisor indicating that they did not have to do this because they knew they would book up without problems for Ironman week. Second, they could not find our reservation when we wanted to make a change to it. We finally got that fixed and then wanted to change our arriv... Read more
from Volcano, Hawaii
Submitted on 24-10-2016
I booked an oceanview condo directly through Castle Kona Reef. After reading reviews, I was aware that the condos are individually owned, and some are in better shape/ upgraded than others, so I knew there was a chance of getting a unit that wasn't in great shape. I also knew that they had limited office hours. We are local kama'aina and had been by the condos previously to try to check them out before staying here with visiting family, but were not able to see any units because we stopped by... Read more
from Cumming, Georgia
Submitted on 26-10-2016
We liked having a condo so we could prepare meals after going to KTA superstore, by Walmart. We liked the ocean right outside our lanai, and having breakfast, watching the morning surfers, who are very friendly. The furnishings were nice, and the place was big enough for the two of us. It was a good location, halfway between the Kona (Bianelli's Italian restaurant) stores, and the northern Kailua beaches. There was plenty of running activity on the road, making us feel a part of a clean, fit ... Read more
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 26-10-2016
Our room was the best! I loved it! 50 feet from ocean, I could hear it, feel it, smell was amazing. The owners have this unit very nicely furnished and decorated. We had about everything we needed short of condiments for our food. Nice quiet patio for reading, drinking, hanging out and enjoying the amazing view of the ocean. I totally recommend it and hope to return.
from Greenwood, Indiana
Submitted on 27-10-2016
Stayed in an ocean front two bedroom condo. Very clean and well appointed. We were lucky enough that no one was scheduled to check in the next day so we opted for late check out to have more time to enjoy Kona prior to our late night flight back to states.
Submitted on 07-11-2016
We rented a one night stay (B33) . These rooms are individually owned. From walking in the air conditioner could not be shutdown--no remote control we were forced to stand on an unsafe chair and reaching over the TV set to turn off, the rugs were filthy, mold and slime in shower, the dishwasher had not used the soap still in despenser, pulling out bottom rack dishwasher tipped out of cabinet, coffee pot broken.microwave had large crack in door,and much more. Would never stay in this place or ... Read more
from Sylvan Lake, Michigan
Submitted on 10-11-2016
The view is perhaps one of the best in the complex. Great 3rd floor vista of ocean, beach and adjacent coastal land. The location is ideal for walking to town and restaurants. Everything worked and was clean. Complex was well attended to. With that said, this place is a throwback to the 70's. I expected to hear disco music at any time. It really needs updating. The first thing to be replaced is the balcony/ living area AC unit. It is very very noisy and inefficient. Some new furniture, ... Read more
from Temecula, California
Submitted on 13-11-2016
D-14 is the one to get! Second floor oceanfront with waves breaking just 50 feet from your lanai. Michael keeps the condo fully stocked with beach towels, beach chairs, snorkeling gear, boogie boards, just name it, it is there. The kitchen is stocked with all appliances and equipment. It has washer and dryer, the most marvelous king size bed, walking distance to restaurants and shopping in town, garage parking, elevators, swimming pool, spa, BBQ pit by pool to use, next to a swimming and sur... Read more
from Arroyo Grande
Submitted on 20-11-2016
Just south of Kona's downtown, The Kona Reef is a condo project with individual condos rented by owners. We rented D-16 which was right on the water...a super location. They have a very nice pool and spa. They have 4 BBQ's that management cleans to new condition every morning. The place has some age, but is very well kept. Our condo had a few problems that the owners dealt with in reasonable the fourth day everything was in working order.
from Stockton, California
Submitted on 26-11-2016
The complex is kept well. But the condo F25 not so much. It is as it was when it was built. The beds are really lumpy. The decor is dated and there is no air conditioning in the one bedroom of the unit. The appliances are worn out and need to be replace. It overlooks the pool/spa and is facing the ocean. The door on the unit needs to have new locks put on it so you can secure the unit and have a safe place in the unit to secure your personal items.
from Langley, B.C. Canada
Submitted on 27-11-2016
We loved the Kona Reef for design and location and the 1 bedroom unit we stayed in was perfect. We rented unit D2 from the private owners and could not have been happier, The unit was clean, modernized, comfortable and very well stocked. The owner clearly takes pride in their vacation home. This unit was ground level oceanfront with great private lanai and perfect ocean views including of the daily sunset. The common areas of the complex were well maintained, pool was lovely with lots of lounge... Read more
from Camas, Washington
Submitted on 29-11-2016
We chose to do a VRBO for the first time. The Kona reef is in a great location and has a great Boogie boarding spot out front. The barbecue area and pool are nice. The only complaint I have is that our unit is quite outdated with the bathroom in dire need of updating. It is hard to tell from the pictures online exactly how nice the units are. We had two other families staying in the Kona Reef with us who were in units that were much nicer for about the same price. If we return to this facility w... Read more
from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submitted on 01-12-2016
E-22 at Kona Reef Resort is the nicest unit I've stayed in yet and I've stayed in quite a few of them. E building is nice because you get sunlight all day-it's never dark like some of the other (B) buildings and you aren't blinded by the sunset coming directly into your living room like in the direct ocean front or west facing units. E-22 one has a super comfortable sleeper sofa in the living room so I could sleep to the sound of the waves! My sister-in-law stayed in the bedroom on the new ICom... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 01-12-2016
In November 2013, I visited Kona Reef for a week and I am pretty sure I gave it a glowing trip advisor review. I definitely recommended it to several friends who were looking for a condo in a central location in Kona. I decided to stay here again on my 4th trip to the island in November 2016 because I had such good memories of it...what a mistake. First of all, this is a condo rental where all units have individual owners. Because of this, there is no front desk to help out with any situations e... Read more