Friday, April 23, 2010

Kona Gardens - Garden Grove, California

The Kona Gardens complex is VERY unique when it comes to tiki apartments. It is special because they actually maintin their free standing tikis. I mentioned a few days ago that it is very rare to still find free standing tikis, but here at Kona Gardens there are lots of them.

The complex directory and map encased in the glass box.

The guardian tikis surrounding the swimming pool. It's great that the tikis still stand to this day, but there is a tradeoff. To keep them from rotting away, they have fully painted them green.

In addition to the tikis, they do have some nice exotic architectural elements to the buildings.


  1. Since I work in Orange County, I think I need to go looking for this place and the Santa Ana tiki location you mentioned in a previous post. Too bad the Kona Lanes Bowling Alley in Costa Mesa was torn down!

  2. The place is still there and well maintained. If you are in the area and want to check out some tikis, it's worth the stop. The complex is located northeast of the interesction of Garden Grove Blvd. and Brookhurst (9731 Acacia Ave.).

  3. Oh my gosh, this place looks sooo COOL!!

  4. I lived there in the middle building in front of the pool...we managed it for 15 years then the owners sold it...Miss that place