Set along Kona's notorious black lava shoreline, Aston Kona by the Sea opens up to stunning views of the Pacific, creating the backdrop for a dream Hawaiian Vacation. In a popular location for snorkeling and surfing, this condominium resort is within ideal proximity to must-do Kona activities, while still offering a serene retreat with its tropical landscaping and sandy lounge area beneath breezy coconut trees. Additional on-site amenities include a saltwater pool, jet spa, barbecues, WiFi internet access, and meeting room/reception space available to rent.
We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom suites and overall it was pretty good. It definitely feels dated with dark brown shag carpet and the cabinets are worn where they have taken lots of use. It was a well furnished kitchen with a full sized fridge, microwave, toaster, and coffee pot. We didn’t cook so I didn’t notice if it had a stove/oven. The views out of the ocean view condos were stunning, and we kept our sliding doors open almost the entire time to take advantage of them!
The pool was nice with plenty of chairs and tables. The hot tub wasn’t working during our stay. The beach is not kid friendly as it is a very rocky shore break. There is a protected area where some people were swimming but we didn’t venture down to it.
The downside: the master bedroom and the living room are separated by sliding panels with slats in them. It allowed for no sound barrier between the 2 rooms, and with kids that get up early, it was literally like having the kitchen in your bedroom. We could clearly hear the coffee brewing from bed.
Overall, we would stay here again if the price is right.
I would highly recommend this property. I had a challenge with my dates and the property was very accommodating and willing to help. I will definitely book with them again on my next visit to the island!
Lovely Setting and Great for a Relaxing Hawaii Get - Away
We stayed for two weeks and couldn’t have asked for a better property or location. Easy parking and the property was well kept. The orientation of the buildings is to be noted. The building runs almost parallel to the ocean, allowing all units with partial to full ocean views. The pool and sand area were updated with new furniture and we used the barbecues to prepare evening meals.
No urgency to resolve my issue
The tv in our room stopped working three days before we left. The promised they would fix it immediately but they never did. The room is nice and the grounds are well maintained but I don’t think there is an urgency surrounding customer issues. Also we were very neat and clean and getting the room ready for someone else would have taken only 30 mins and yet they refused a late check out of 12. Maybe we should have been slobs to justify their unwillingness to give us one more hour to pack up. Not sure I would be back. I think a vrbo would be better and cheaper for the service we received.
Wonderful place to stay
I’d visited the Big Island for a day tour a couple of years ago & was determined to come back & stay & so in 2020, I came back with my parents & sister for 3 nights. My one bedroom ocean front apartment magically turned into a two bedroom ( thank you so much for the amazing upgrade) & my sister stayed with me rather than with my parents, which I think was best for everyone 😂. Unfortunately due to Coronavirus wreaking havoc on global stock markets, I needed to be available for my clients back home in Australia but being able to work on my laptop from a quiet, spacious apartment with spectacular views & sea breeze helped to alleviate some of my disappointment about missing out on family & holiday time. I loved my stay at Aston Kona by the Sea & so did my family
The property’s original owner built a giant saltwater pool out in the bay. You can access it directly from the shore and once you’re in you can gaze out to the sea beyond.
In the Hawaiian language, the word kona means leeward - the dry side of an island. A fitting name for the disctrict of Kona which is the drier sunny side of Hawaii Island, in comparisson to the wetter Hilo district on the east side of the island.