If you are looking for a condo in Kailua-Kona that accepts dogs and cats, you are in luck. There are many pet friendly complexes in Kona, but finding them can be a challenge. Owners and residents of condominium complexes agree to follow rules that are spelled out in the development's CC&R's or Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. Some Kona condominiums have CC&R's that do not allow dogs or cats. Others, welcome our four legged friends with open arms and aloha.
Many Kona condominiums have a weight limit on the dogs allowed to live in the complex, I have seen quite a few that cap it at 25 lbs. In most cases, there is some flexibility when it comes to the size of the pet. Larger dogs are often allowed with Board of Director approval. So, if you find that perfect Kona condominium but your little friend is a little too heavy, there is hope.
As a long time dog lover and owner in Kona, Hawaii; I must say, finding places to let your dog exercise and play can be challenging, but not impossible. There currently are no designated dog parks and I don't know of any beaches that allow them off leash. However, the Humane Society is building a dog park right above town. The little beach at Honokohau Harbor is one of the only dog beach areas we have and it's a great place for dog's that love to swim. With the limited options out there it's a good idea for dog owners interested in condominium living to find a complex that has good access to great trails, sidewalks and other places to walk their pets near home. Some complexes are better located than others.
If you would like me to email a list of active condominium listings in complexes that allow dogs and cats I would be happy to. I can also point out some complexes that are walking distance to great trails and scenic sidewalks.
Don't hesitate to call or email with any other questions that you may have about the Kona real estate market or real estate in general.
Rich Bosselmann R(S)