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Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; Fully Updated, Free Wifi

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Surfer being chased by wave, directly in front of 305's Lanai. Perfect location

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  • Minimum stay:6-10 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Our Kona Bali Kai 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom with Full Width Lanai Condominium is DIRECT OCEAN FRONT with an underhand rock toss to the sea wall. You can't get any closer and stay dry. If you want DIRECT Ocean Front, DIRECTLY in front of the most popular Island surf break in a TOTALLY remodeled unit at a reasonable price you have found it.

Our late 2010 purchased condo underwent a complete (demo'd to block walls and rebuilt over a 3 month period) $75,000 remodel with the work managed by the retired Project Manager Owner. New custom cherry cabinets in Kitchen/Baths, Matching Granite slab counters, new front walkway windows and rear Lanai sliders, new custom tiled showers (Master bath w/ glass block enclosure), new patterned floor tile in Greatroom/lanai, new bedroom rugs, new (2013) Samsung 40' flat panel High def. TV and Blue Ray player. Quality Casablanca Fans in each major room and 12,000 BTU AC unit. We also provide free long distance calls to the Mainland US/Canada and free Wifi.

The famous (site of frequent competitions) Banyan Surf Break is again DIRECTLY in front of our unit so you'll enjoy watching the surfers while relaxing on the lanai. Our unit is on the convenient 3rd building level with free ground level parking and no steps to unit with use of the elevator.

The Living Room and Master Bedroom each utilize floor to ceiling sliders accessing the spacious ocean front lanai. The new sliders are double glass so you can control the ocean surf noise level in the condo by opening or shutting the doors. Custom shoji type silhouette sliding glass panels (Unique to Kona Bali Kai) separate the Greatroom from the MBR.

The accessible coastline in front of Kona Bali Kai has tide pools and sandy areas - perfect for poking around on a lazy afternoon. Free propane fired outdoor barbeques are available for guests and a turtle (Hono) visitor or two is a frequent sight.

Condo square footing including lanai is about 1,000'. You will notice VRBO adds for KBK 2BR units show different sizes. All 2 BR KBK units are the same size to my knowledge! The interior is just over 800' and the full width lanai is about 200 square feet.

White Sands County Park is 1 mile south, Kahaluu snorkeling beach/bay is 2 miles south and there is a great small hidden beach a short walk away I'll tell you about in my client letter upon booking.

We live nearby (1 mile) at an ocean view condo which we managed as a vacation rental for 10 years before retiring and moving to Kona. We understand how important our guests vacation time is and do our utmost to provide a positive experience. We provide a detailed 16 page guest letter to our clients listing our favorite guide book and information on a host of our favorite beaches, day hikes and snorkel spots to help you with your vacation planning.

There is a Concierge available in the Kona Bali Kai lobby to help you with commercial excursions like Luau's, etc.

Sharon is a part time commercial artist specializing in tropical flower water colors. You will enjoy several examples of her paintings in the condo.

Master Bedroom has a full size king bed with nightstands and chest of drawers; 2nd BR has a queen bed with nightstands, dresser and 26' LCD TV.

If unit 305 is booked check out our sister condo @ Kona Bali Kai unit 219. Its listed under VRBO.com/490632. Unit 219 is just like 305 except a reverse layout and located 1 level below + a few units to the north of unit 305. Unit 219 welcomed our first client in Dec. 2013 after completion of an $80K+ full remodel.

Kindly take the time to read our client referrals - you will find them unparalleled!

State of Hawaii Tax ID: W30279660-02

Keywords: Direct Ocean Front Direct Beach Front Ocean View

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 808 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Otis Elevator, 7 units away

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 with a valid credit card...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Parents of small children need to make unit 'childproof' upon arrival, check cabinets for harmful products, etc. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We have recently decided to ban all smoking in our unit including lanai. Lanai smoke often enters unit and/or bothers neighbors. There is a designated smoking area adjacent to the building. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    No steps from parking lot to unit if elevator is used....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Comfortable, newer King bed with medium firmness....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Comfortable, newer queen bed with medium firmness, 32" entry...moreless

  • King size bed in MBR, Queen size Bed in Guest BR, Sleep Sofa near Queen size hide-a-bed in Living Room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom (Master BR): toilet, shower

    Beautiful tiled shower with glass block entry. 30" entry....moreless

  • Bathroom (Guest): toilet, shower

    Beautiful tiled shower w/ sliding glass doors. 26" entry. ...moreless

  • Both Tiled bathrooms have convenient showers with a glass block divider in Master Bath and glass sliders in Guest bath. Both bathrooms have tiled floors, custom cherry cabinets and granite counters. We supply liquid hand soap for all sinks and Body wash soap for both showers....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Sharon is an artist specializing in Hawaiiana flower watercolors. Several pictures are in the apartment and are available for sale. $500 large and as low as $200 small framed. Any floral type picture can be painted and mailed via tube or flat to any US/Canada address - inquire. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    100's of paperback books provided for your use during your stay. We have space for a few more so leave if you have extra. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray player...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cabling, Cable box and Modem supplied by cable company, Wireless Router supplied by owner....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Quality, easily to use radio with Apple type plug in connector ...moreless

  • Television:

    40' flat panel Sony Hi Def. LCD with Cable Box for Hi Def. reception in living room (lots of channels) and 26' Visio in Guest Bedroom with Basic cable channels....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Usable beach with sandy and rocky areas but water not easily accessable unless surfing. Walk 7 minutes to a hidden small beach or drive/walk 1 mile to a nearby County sandy beach...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning View of Mt Hualalai from entry walkway. Mountain is frequently covered with clouds by 11:00 AM....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    30' from Pacific Ocean...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Sweeping Direct Ocean Front View of Pacific Ocean is 30' away. It does not get any better than this! Lanai extends full width of unit....moreless

  • Resort:

    Pool, hot tub, lobby with Concierge and additional WiFi. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Direct Ocean Front Unit...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Sweeping Direct Ocean Front View of Pacific Ocean is 30' away. It does not get any better than this! Lanai extends full width of unit....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    4 seat table/chairs in dinette area and 4 seat table/chairs on Lanai for those intimate breakfast dates....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Newer Sharp Unit, cools entire unit. Rarely needed!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Newer Whirlpool stack W/D...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Free, covered parking on ground level....moreless

  • Elevator:

    Otis Elevator, 7 units away...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance phone calls to US and Canada. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heating NOT provided. Duh! Temperature rarely drops below 70 degrees F. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Router supplied for wireless operation. No password needed. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Normal linens provided ready to go...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa Sleeper and quality wicker side chair. Adjacent to dinette area and lanai so plenty of seating....moreless

  • Parking:

    Free parking in covered lot, close to unit. Cars get an ocean view also. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free calls to USA and Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Normally 6 sets of Bath/Wash towels provided and 3 hand towels. Normally 6 beach towels provided; please launder/put away (replace any lost towels) before departure. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Newer Whirlpool stack W/D...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free use of provided Router. Use as a wireless system or bring along a longer ethernet cable for direct hardwire....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Supplied with filters....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full complement of Pots, Pans, cooking utensils supplied. Also rice maker and crock pot. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Quality dishes and Utensils supplied....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Newer Stainless steel Whirlpool unit...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New Custom Cherry Cabinets and slab granite counters. Top of the line in all respects...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Newer Stainless steel Whirlpool with built in turntable above Stove....moreless

  • Oven:

    Standard self cleaning oven. If you bake and drip on the foil placed on the bottom of the oven please replace foil before departing. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry contains extra linens, linens for Sofa Bed, Washing Machine Detergent, Beach towels, etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard 2 Door Whirlpool refrigerator with Freezer on top. Ice cube trays provided (icemaker's are a maintenance issue). ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Newer Stainless steel glass top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Supplied, 2 slice...moreless

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks can be rented 2 miles South. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Sweeping Direct Ocean Front View of Pacific Ocean. It does not get any better than this! Lanai extends full width of condo so 8' sliders enter lanai from MBR and Living Room. of unit....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Typical Hawaiian lawn and gardens in complex....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Quality grills available in front, ocean lawn area for all guests....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Millers Surf Shop, on site, provides any rental gear desired for your stay!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large, quiet solar heated courtyard pool adjacent to Lobby and Elevator....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Hot Tub is adjacent to pool...moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 Low Season
Apr 5 - Oct 2, 2015
6 night min stay
$139
$973 $3,900

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $139 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $130 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Ironman 2015
Oct 3 - Oct 12, 2015
10 night min stay
$185

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2015
Oct 13 - Dec 23, 2015
7 night min stay
$139
$3,900

Discounts: 30 nights or more: $130 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Xmas 2015
Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2015
8 night min stay
$185

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

2016 High Season
Jan 1 - Apr 3, 2016
7 night min stay
$169
$4,470

Discounts: 30 nights or more: $149 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

2016 Low Season
Apr 4 - Oct 7, 2016
7 night min stay
$139
$3,900

Discounts: 30 nights or more: $130 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$139
$3,900

Discounts: 30 nights or more: $130 Nightly


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

Cleaning fee is waived for stays of 2 weeks or longer.

Often savings if you book next to an existing booking (Ask).

For 2015 save 20%/nite when booking gaps of 1 to 5 nites, 1 nite free for booking 6 to 14 nite gaps.

6 or 7 night minimum stay is usually waived when booking next to an existing booking.

Exact calendar dates for Holidays are flexible; nights over 10 will be at seasonal rates.

Add 1.25% if booked direct through VRBO and an out of USA credit card is utilized for the booking.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
KOA
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Huggo's at south edge of Kailua Kona
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kona Country Club
Kona Bali Kai
Nearest Restaurant
Poki Shack (Lunch) is on site
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Top of Mauna Kea
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
LaAloa/Magic Sands

Car: Recommended

Kona has the best climate in Hawaii/perhaps the world. Little rain and what there is comes mostly in the evening and nighttime. Enjoy waking up to sunny mornings and enjoying your direct ocean front Lanai.

Lots of beaches/ocean activities/golfing/restaurants and hiking to keep your days as busy as you want them.

When booking our condo we provide you with the name of our favorite guide book and our favorite activities with a 'difficulty' rating!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Lynn Noffsinger (retired Intel Engineer) and Sharon Noffsinger (retired Elementary Educator) were able to achieve a long term goal by moving to Hawaii in early 2009. Our nearby residence (1 mile south from Kona Bali Kai) was a successful VRBO vacation rental (# 2767) for 10 years from 1999 to 2009. We understand the importance of our clients vacation time and make every effort to provide an outstanding value. Many of our former clients were repeat visitors or friends and family of previous clients. Except when off island we accomplish all turnovers ourselves to insure the condo is perfect for your arrival.

Why the Owner Chose Kona Bali Kai:
Direct oceanfront facing a world class surfbreak with the best climate in the world. What else can we say other than how do you spell Pina Colada??

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
First you need to make the impossible choice of enjoying the lanai view or hop in the rental car and go exploring. For lunch why not utilize the provided ocean front barbecues or check out the small 'POKI Shack' take-out lunch spot next to the lobby for some island 'soul' food and a brewski?? Poki is the island version of Ahi (Tuna) sushi. Across the street is a convenience store for those forgotten condiments, drinks and snacks. A concierge is available in the lobby nearly every day to help you plan excursions and local events. Free island bus service is available in front of the building along with a frequent $2/trip tourist shuttle into town and shopping. Too many options, not enough time - recommend enjoying the lanai view and watching the surfers wipe out while you mull over options. There is also a small, secluded sand beach with water access a short walk away I'll tell you about it in my Guest letter after you complete your booking.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Surfer being chased by wave, directly in front of 305's Lanai.  Perfect location

    Surfer being chased by wave, directly in front of 305's Lanai. Perfect location

  • KBK 305 Lanai View looking south along Coastline

    KBK 305 Lanai View looking south along Coastline

  • KBK305 Lanai Dining  - Enjoy the Surfers, Turtles and seasonal Whales

    KBK305 Lanai Dining - Enjoy the Surfers, Turtles and seasonal Whales

  • Comfy Lanai Seating, Love seat, chair, table set and chaise lounge (not shown)

    Comfy Lanai Seating, Love seat, chair, table set and chaise lounge (not shown)

  • Greatroom into MBR Glass Shoji screen panels before furniture placement.

    Greatroom into MBR Glass Shoji screen panels before furniture placement.

  • KBK305 Electronics Center, 40 in. Samsung LCD, Cable Box for Hi Def and Blue Ray

    KBK305 Electronics Center, 40 in. Samsung LCD, Cable Box for Hi Def and Blue Ray

  • 2nd BR with Queen, large Jalousie windows, mirrored closet doors and Casablanca

    2nd BR with Queen, large Jalousie windows, mirrored closet doors and Casablanca

  • KBK 305 Guest Bath -Cherry, Granite and tiled shower. Sliding glass shower doors

    KBK 305 Guest Bath -Cherry, Granite and tiled shower. Sliding glass shower doors

  • Large HE stack Whirlpool Front Load Washer & Dryer

    Large HE stack Whirlpool Front Load Washer & Dryer

  • Akaka Falls, north of Hilo, Info in my client letter.

    Akaka Falls, north of Hilo, Info in my client letter.

  • Hey dumb ass seal.  Can't catch me - can't catch a flea! NeNe NeNe NeNee.

    Hey dumb ass seal. Can't catch me - can't catch a flea! NeNe NeNe NeNee.

  • Drive up to Mauna Kea summit, nearly 14,000'.  World class telescopes.  Bring O2

    Drive up to Mauna Kea summit, nearly 14,000'. World class telescopes. Bring O2

  • Kona Bali Kai 305 - Sunset from Lanai!

    Kona Bali Kai 305 - Sunset from Lanai!

  • KBK 305 Lanai view looking north along coastline

    KBK 305 Lanai view looking north along coastline

  • Kona Bali Kai 305 Dream Kitchen with Custom Cherry Cabinets and Slab Granite

    Kona Bali Kai 305 Dream Kitchen with Custom Cherry Cabinets and Slab Granite

  • KBK305 Great Room with patterned tile and Shoji Screens-taken from Lanai Slider.

    KBK305 Great Room with patterned tile and Shoji Screens-taken from Lanai Slider.

  • KBK305  Comfy Living Room Seating

    KBK305 Comfy Living Room Seating

  • KBK305 Master BR with King Bed, Casablanca ceiling fan & Mirrored closet doors

    KBK305 Master BR with King Bed, Casablanca ceiling fan & Mirrored closet doors

  • KBK305 MBR Bath - Cherry-Granite-Glass Block Shower divider and Tile floor.

    KBK305 MBR Bath - Cherry-Granite-Glass Block Shower divider and Tile floor.

  • Central Courtyard Pool area with connected Hot Tub.

    Central Courtyard Pool area with connected Hot Tub.

  • Hiking in Volcano's National Park-Kilauea Iki crater - info. in my client letter

    Hiking in Volcano's National Park-Kilauea Iki crater - info. in my client letter

  • Seal Pup nap time - see any yummy fish who are a little 'poki' ??

    Seal Pup nap time - see any yummy fish who are a little 'poki' ??

  • Green Sands Beach near Southpoint

    Green Sands Beach near Southpoint

  • Local Torch Ginger

    Local Torch Ginger

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