About the property
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Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Your romantic seaside vacation retreat. Imagine breakfast on your lanai with the ocean just below. You're visited by brilliant red-headed birds that fly over from nearby coco-palms. As you linger, you feel the stress and tension of life evaporate. With effort you get up and out to experience the varieties of sights, sounds and activities that abound on the 'Big Island' of Hawaii.
One of the great hidden features of Kona Bali Kai, the reef and tide pool, is right before your eyes. We've spent many hours observing the teeming life in this wonderful marine habitat. Previous guests have reported sightings of whales and sea turtles from the lanai. When evening approaches you return to your island getaway and back to the lanai to enjoy a spectacular sunset. With luck and a clear horizon you may spot the elusive 'green flash.' It will be hard to say Aloha to all this at the end of your visit. But, remember, Aloha means, 'until we meet again.'
John Pilkington & Linda Levy
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- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic oceanfront view with convenient location.
Can't beat the view of the ocean from the lanai or the sound of the waves lapping right below. Appreciated the convenient location to everything Kona has to offer yet the privacy and quiet of the end unit Condo. I do recommend the pocket door to the bathroom is repaired or a swinging door installed as not everyone is comfortable with just a curtain as a privacy barrier in close quarters. It's a relatively inexpensive repair that most folks would appreciate. That said, we really did enjoy the unit and would definitely return.
Very nice stay
We had a wonderful vacation. Perfect location to town and fishing. My husband and son had the perfect fishing spot steps away from the condo. We had a wonderful vacation.
Location is amazing!
Location is amazing! Being the end unit is nice for the privacy. The bed is too small and the mattress needs replacing. The entire unit needs a remodel. Why not repair the pocket door instead of using a sheet for a door? Overall, the stay was good, except for the bed.
Yes, the location is definitely amazing! The bed is a standard double size bed. Since the unit is a studio we do not want to crowd the space with a bigger bed. Since we state in our listing that the unit has a standard double bed, guests are informed in advance. The two of us are very comfortable in that size bed (both in the condo and at home as well) and one of us is 5’11”.
About the pocket door: we have struggled to find a solution to a pocket door that gets stuck. Apparently pocket doors present huge problems. The only solution would be to tear down the entire wall and do a complete remodel (as suggested). Until that can be accomplished, a heavy curtain, beautiful Hawaiian motif, is the solution.
Good location needs some TLC dryer never worked need a door for the bathroom and a queen size bed.
We agree with this reviewer that our location is the very best….can’t top being right on the ocean, facing West with fabulous sunsets, with a popular surf spot in view, and quiet except for the mesmerizing sounds of the waves.
This reviewer is also correct that our in-unit dryer was giving problems which have now been totally repaired by Sears Appliance. Sears replaced a part and the dryer is now totally functional. Our apologies to this reviewer that the difficulty with the dryer occurred during his stay.
As to the bed size…that is what it is….a double bed. Sorry we can’t change that. And we believe that the current bathroom door (a beautiful Hawaiian patterned heavy material) is a good solution to the challenges of a difficult pocket door.
We’re glad the overall sojourn of this reviewer was good.
Oceanfront, at across the road prices.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The view from the lanai was absolutely amazing. I found the lanai to be one the most peaceful, and relaxing places I have ever been. I walked off the distance from the corner of the ground floor parking lot that correlated to the corner of the unit lanai above. It is only 35 feet to the ocean!
The Kona Balu Kai is in a good central location to both Kailua town, and the good snorkel areas south of town.
The condo property itself is a little older, and could use some updating, however both the property, and the unit are clean, and well cared for. There is also plenty of friendly security personnel walking the grounds. Free parking right below the unit is a big plus.
If you are more into location, than 5 star amenities, then this is the place.
The kitchen is more than functional for vacation purposes. We were able to save some money by having a couple meals in the unit daily. The pool, and hot tub could use some updating, but again, they are clean, and secure.
If we go back to Hawaii, we would definitely stay there again.
Absolute OCEANFRONT BARGAIN!!
This spacious condo is literally a few yards from the ocean! INCREDIBLE VIEWS from the very large, very private lanai are a daily occurrence. Plus, it is a corner unit--giving one an additional view to the north of a charming old stone church surrounded by coconut palms. Just lovely! It is well stocked--plenty of towels & everything you could possibly need in a kitchen. The complex, Kona Bali Kai, looks to be about 30 years old and is beautifully maintained. GREAT location, too! After extensively searching the Internet for an affordable oceanfront experience I was frustrated UNTIL I found this listing. It is exactly as advertised. ABSOLUTELY a 5 STAR VALUE!!