Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Direct Ocean Front, Totally Remodeled at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break

You sent a message to this owner.

Banyans Break Surfer being chased by wave! Enjoy your World class lanai view.

Calendar

Last updated: 04/09/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:6-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Kona Bali Kai condo description

Our direct ocean front condo sits 30' behind the Kona Bali Kai seawall. You can't get any closer to the sea without getting wet.

If you want DIRECT Ocean Front, next to the most popular Island surf break in a TOTALLY remodeled unit at a great price point look no further.

The 2BR/BA unit just completed an $80,000 wall to wall full remodel. We welcomed our first client in late Dec., 2013. The new 5 star interior is unbeatable with custom Cherry cabinetry, solid granite counters, new windows, new patterned tiled floors, new stainless steel appliances and new, comfortable beds.

Total square footage including lanai is about 1,000'. You will notice different sizes quoted in KBK adds. To my knowledge all 2BR ocean front units are the same size? Interiors are about 806 square feet + the 200 square feet lanai.

Enjoy our full width lanai with new top of the line Pella double glass, low e, Fiberglass sliders adjoining the master bedroom and Greatroom. If the surf noise at night is to loud just use the doors to control the sound level.

Entertainment center includes 39' Samsung TV with cable box to receive Hi Def Programming, DVD movie player, Small RCA stereo w/remote and Router for free Wifi.

Each major room has a quality Casablanca All Weather Ceiling Fan to keep you cool along with a new, 12,000 BTU A/C in the Greatroom for those rare late summer sticky days. Most Ocean Front units @ Kona Bali Kai
do not provide AC (its rarely needed!).

We provide free long distance calls to the US and Canada Mainland.

The famous (site of frequent competitions) Banyan Surf Break is just offshore from our unit so you'll enjoy watching the surfers in between checking out the frequent turtle (Honu) visitor in the natural lava pond directly in front of the lanai.

Our unit is on the convenient 2nd building level with quick access to free ground level parking, courtyard pool and no steps to apartment if you prefer to use the elevator. Just a narrow strip of lawn separates you from the ocean. The natural rock pool in front forces the waves to break out from shore further, reducing the surf noise level, a plus.

Custom shoji type silhouette sliding glass panels (Unique to Kona Bali Kai) separate the Greatroom from the MBR.

The coastline in front of Kona Bali Kai has accessible tide pools and sandy areas - perfect for poking around on a lazy afternoon. Free Oceanfront propane fired outdoor Barbeques with adjacent picnic tables are available for guests.

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.

We live nearby (1 mile south) 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, exclusive 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. We also provide tips on how to save airfare & car rental expenses.

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. She needs to pull out her brushes again to complete additional pictures for the new digs.

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

This is our 2nd Kona Bali Kai Direct Ocean Front Rental. See VRBO listing 329786 for details and pictures of our sister unit a few doors away that sits directly in front of the Banyan's surf break. Both units are currently listed on VRBO but only 219 is listed on Home Away.

Note: Unit 219 matches unit 305's layout except the layouts are reversed.

State of Hawaii Tax ID: W26415890-01

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 808 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Otis elevator is 7 units away.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 with Major Credit Card ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Door Blank Width into guest BR is 32", door into MBR bath is 30" and door into Guest bath is 26". ...moreless

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

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    With Dresser and 2nd LCD TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Chest of Drawers for cloths and large Mirrored Closet...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom off Master Bedroom: toilet, shower

    Oversized granite sink counter with large linen storage....moreless

  • Guest Bathroom (near greatroom): toilet, shower

    Beautiful Custom Shower with Granite Threshold...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/$400 small framed. Any floral type picture can be painted and mailed via tube to any US/Canada address - inquire. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Several cupboard shelves of Paperback books provided. If you have extra please bring and leave as some extra space for more is available. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray Unit provided...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable box provided for receipt of a long list of High Def. channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small Stereo provided....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • 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:

    Beach is great for lounging 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 Beach @ La Aloha....moreless

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Ocean View:

    Direct Ocean front unit - view is unbeatable!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Pacific Ocean is 30' away. It does not get any better than this! Lanai extends full width of unit with natural rock pool in front where turtles (Honu) often hang out. Pass the Mai Tai's. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Direct Ocean front unit - view is unbeatable!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Direct Ocean front unit - view is unbeatable!...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:

    2nd table, on lanai, also sits 4. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Large 12,000 BTU Window unit that cools entire condo. Seldom needed but rare at Kona Bali Kai with Trade Winds...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Samsung HE Stack Washer/Dryer...moreless

  • Elevator:

    Otis elevator is 7 units away. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    You have to be kidding, you don't need heating here. Rare for temperature to drop below 70 degrees F. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Router provided for free Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Normal linens provided ready to go...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Hide-a-bed couch, comfortable side chair and standard small tables, TV stand & Electronics. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Free covered parking below, close to unit....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Provided with free calls to USA and Canada. Handsets in Kitchen, Greatroom and MBR...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    6 sets of towels provided (5 hand towels) and at least 6 beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New Samsung HE Stack Washer/Dryer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Supplied with Filters...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Quality dishes and Utensils supplied....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New Stainless steel Samsung unit...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    New Samsung Stainless steel with built in turntable, over Stove....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove:

    New Stainless steel Samsung w/glass top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Supplied, 2 slice...moreless

Outside

  • Golf:

    3 Miles south @ Kona Country Club (when renovation is complete) ...moreless

  • 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 separate 8' sliders enter lanai from MBR and Living Room. of unit....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Soft, green lawn between your lanai and edge of ocean. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Adjacent to unit in lawn below. Fish or Fillet??...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

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

  • Heated Pool
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 10 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
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

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

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

Holiday 2015
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2016
10 night min stay
$185

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

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

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

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

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

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 @ end of stay $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

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

For 2015 often some savings if you book next to an existing booking- Ask.

Save 20%/nite when booking gaps of 1 to 5 nights, 1 night free for booking 6 to 14 nite gaps.

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

Exact dates for Ironman and Holiday are flexible; nights over 10 will be at seasonal rates.

Add 1.25% when booking Direct with VRBO and an out of USA credit card is used.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Please wait... Book with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 04/09/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

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
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Belt Highway
Kona Bali Kai
Nearest Restaurant
Poki Shack (Lunch) is on site
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Top of Mauna Kea
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
La Aloha/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: 2013

About the owner: Lynn Noffsinger (retired Intel Engineer) and Sharon Noffsinger (retired 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 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. This is our 2nd purchased ocean front unit @ Kona Bali Kai. Lynn set up a special IRA fund which allowed him to purchase this unit directly and market under the name of Konanoff LLC but after all the legalese its just Lynn and Sharon's 2nd great unit.

Why the Owner Chose Kona Bali Kai:
Direct, fully refurbished (after being stripped to block walls) oceanfront next to 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 ocean front barbeques or check out the small 'POKI Shack' lunch spot just down the steps 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 to help you plan excursions and local events. Free island and local ($2/trip/person on Keauhou Trolley) bus service is available in front of the building. Too many options, not enough time - recommend enjoying the lanai view, watching the surfers wipe out and say hello to the Turtles while you think about it. There is a small, secluded sand beach a short walk away I'll tell you about it in my Guest letter.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Banyans Break Surfer being chased by wave! Enjoy your World class lanai view.

    Banyans Break Surfer being chased by wave! Enjoy your World class lanai view.

  • KBK 219 Lanai View Looking South. Note fully accessible shoreline!

    KBK 219 Lanai View Looking South. Note fully accessible shoreline!

  • Lanai Seating including cushioned love seat, chair, chaise & Glass top table set

    Lanai Seating including cushioned love seat, chair, chaise & Glass top table set

  • Greatroom - note custom patterned tile floor - large wall A/C cools entire unit for those rare, sticky late summer days.

    Greatroom - note custom patterned tile floor - large wall A/C cools entire unit for those rare, sticky late summer days.

  • Electronics with 39' Samsung TV, Hi Def. Cable box, Wifi, BRay player & Stereo

    Electronics with 39' Samsung TV, Hi Def. Cable box, Wifi, BRay player & Stereo

  • 'Old' Hawaii View looking South from Lanai toward the sea.

    'Old' Hawaii View looking South from Lanai toward the sea.

  • Master Bedroom Bath w/Cherry/granite cabinets &  Custom tile shower with Glass water shield.

    Master Bedroom Bath w/Cherry/granite cabinets & Custom tile shower with Glass water shield.

  • Comfortable Great Room Seating area w/sofa bed & large side chair.

    Comfortable Great Room Seating area w/sofa bed & large side chair.

  • KBK 219 Kitchen showing bar detail & seating.  Large array of paperback books.

    KBK 219 Kitchen showing bar detail & seating. Large array of paperback books.

  • Seal Pup - Hey Hey Hey! See any 'poki' fish for a wild, crazy but sleepy seal??

    Seal Pup - Hey Hey Hey! See any 'poki' fish for a wild, crazy but sleepy seal??

  • National Park Crater Hike - covered in my client guest letter.

    National Park Crater Hike - covered in my client guest letter.

  • Bird of Paradise bloom year round

    Bird of Paradise bloom year round

  • Turtle (Honu) Hangout Natural Rock Pool Directly in Front of Unit 219's lanai.

    Turtle (Honu) Hangout Natural Rock Pool Directly in Front of Unit 219's lanai.

  • KBK Lanai view looking north to Beach Cove.

    KBK Lanai view looking north to Beach Cove.

  • Dream kitchen with Cherry cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances

    Dream kitchen with Cherry cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances

  • MBR with new King bed, Pella sliders, mirrored doors - poodle not included

    MBR with new King bed, Pella sliders, mirrored doors - poodle not included

  • Guest BR with new Queen bed, large Jalousie windows and Mirrored closet doors

    Guest BR with new Queen bed, large Jalousie windows and Mirrored closet doors

  • Guest bath with cherry/granite cabinetry and custom tiled shower.

    Guest bath with cherry/granite cabinetry and custom tiled shower.

  • New HE Samsung Stack Front Loading Washer & Dryer.

    New HE Samsung Stack Front Loading Washer & Dryer.

  • 8,000' Mt. Hualali overlooking Kailua- Kona (taken from 219 front door entry)

    8,000' Mt. Hualali overlooking Kailua- Kona (taken from 219 front door entry)

  • KBK Center Courtyard Solar Heated Pool is steps away.

    KBK Center Courtyard Solar Heated Pool is steps away.

  • Hey dumb-ass - I'm over here: Can't catch me, can't catch a flea, nene nene nene

    Hey dumb-ass - I'm over here: Can't catch me, can't catch a flea, nene nene nene

  • Mauna Kea Summit; almost 14,000 feet!  Bring O2 and skiis after a winter storm.

    Mauna Kea Summit; almost 14,000 feet! Bring O2 and skiis after a winter storm.

  • Akaka Falls north of Hilo, easy loop walk on paved trail.

    Akaka Falls north of Hilo, easy loop walk on paved trail.

VRBO #490632

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, April 20, 2015

$139 - $185 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 6-10 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Condo
Owner
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/09/2015
Email owner

+1 8084304309
No phone access 6/19/15 - 7/18/15

Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

Direct Ocean Front, Totally Remodeled at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break

Kailua-Kona #490632

2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.