View from Kona by the Sea unit 320 (MLS# 234417)
There is currently a nice selection of condos available for sale at one of Kona’s premier oceanfrontÂ condominiumÂ complexes, Kona by the Sea. This complex is perfect for the buyer looking for a turn-key condo with a great vacation rental program.
The complex is run like a small hotel with turn-down service, a small convention/business center, and an on-site activity desk, not to mention a great oceanfront pool and a sandy sunning area.Â It is no surprise that bookings have remained high despite the economy. So, if you are looking to buy a condo that you can rent out easily, Kona by the Sea isÂ definitelyÂ worth considering.
There are currently eight condos for sale at Kona by the Sea; three one bedrooms and fiveÂ 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condos. One bedrooms are pricedÂ around $400,000. Two bedrooms are priced from $545,000 to $869,000. As most of the condos are always booked, it can be hard to get in to show these condos to prospective buyers. Luckily, the floor plans are pretty much the same. What differs is view and decor/kitchen and bathroom upgrades. Here a buyer has some choices to make.
There are two main views, one from each of the two buildings. One building faces directly west out over the ocean. This is the building you want if you want to watch the sunset from your lanai. The other building faces south. These views are perfect for the wave watcher as you can see the surf hit the palm lined shoreline.
Building One for the Sunset Lover
Only three of the eight condos available have this westward facing view.Â As you can probably guess, this is the more popular of the two views, hence these are usually priced higher and sell more quickly.Â The one bedroom (MLS# 227228) is priced well at $399,000.
The seller is even willing to carry with $75,000 down. Unit 212 (MLS# 239400), a two bedroom, is also priced well at $545,000. The other (MLS# 197495) is a two bedroom that is priced at $869,000. Although it is nicely furnished with many upgrades, it will be hard to find a buyer willing to pay this sort of premium.
Building Two Features Coastline Views
View from Kona by the Sea unit 219 (MLS# 221991)
There are 5 condos currently listed for sale in building two at Kona by the Sea. Unit 219 (MLS# 221991), a one bedroom,Â with the view pictured directly above is priced at $399,000. This one is always booked it seems whenever I want to show it. Although I am a big sunset fan, this particular unit’s vantage through the palms down the coast is particularly lovely.
Unit 320 (MLS# 234417), a two bedroom priced at $549,000, has a great view across the pool and down the coast. Its view is pictured at the top of this blog. I featured it in my January blog on best buys in Kona oceanfront condos. Finally, for those who like privacy, a third condo in building two should be considered, unit 315 (MLS# 241674) priced at $579,000.Â While the view of the ocean is somewhat narrow, the lanai for this condo sits back and is very private.
If you are thinking that this might be a place you’d like to buy into, I suggest booking a stay, and with luck and some planning, I can try to get you into all, if not most, of these great condos. Here is a link to theÂ Aston Hotel site for the Kona by the Sea.Â In the meantime, here is a link to a gallery I have put together of all the condos currently listed for sale at Kona by the Sea.