Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Kona Oceanfront Top Floor Condo 30ft from Shore - Amazing View, Wifi, A/C

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Top (4th) Floor Condo just 30 feet from the Pacific Ocean....

Marble floors, Corian counters, free wifi, and central air unit.Very well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, range, and newer refrigerator, free wifi. Cable TV in both bedrooms and living room. Pillow-top king bed in master bedroom, pillow-top queen in 2nd bedroom. Two full baths. Beautiful decor. Washer/dryer for your private use. Free Wifi internet access in condo. Elevator, heated pool with jacuzzi spa, beach and picnic area with oceanfront BBQ's right outside. Spectacular 180-degree views of ocean, sunsets, dolphins, whales, and turtles.

On the grounds are a physician's office, snorkel shop, and Da Poke Shack (authentic Hawaiian food). Five minutes to white (magic sands) sands beach and Kahalu'u Bay. Snorkel with turtles and dazzling tropical fish.

Keywords: Condominium, Ocean Front, Top Floor, Condo, Large Private Lanai, Awesome Views, Beautifully Furnished with all amenities, Exceptional Value, Wifi, A/C

Note: For your protection we ONLY accept Credit Card and Checks for payment.

More Details

Renee Contreras
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Renee Contreras

We are the Contreras-Tercero family -Renee, Frank, Mario, and our beloved dog Karma. We absolutely fell in love with the Kona area and we were blessed to find the perfect top floor condo. We hope you have the time of your lives staying as our guests!

Renee Contreras purchased this condo in 2011

Why Renee Contreras chose Kailua-Kona

The Kona Bali Kai is a beautiful location as close to the ocean as you can get. It is very well kept and close to everything. We looked at many oceanfront locations, but none compared to the Bali Kai.

What makes this condo unique

The condo is private, on the top floor, close to elevator (but not too close), and beautifully furnished. We are one of the very few units at the Bali Kai with air conditioning. Enjoy the most awesome ocean views and sunsets from our spacious and private lanai. The sounds of the surf are breathtaking. Free wifi provided, flatscreen TV in living room and both bedrooms. 2 full baths with shower and bathtub in both. Our guests tell us they have never seen a more well-stocked condo. We try to provide everything you will need - down to laundry soap, fabric softener, paper towels, kleenex, condiments, spices, and everything you'd need to cook and bake. You can watch the surfers from the lanai, along with the turtles who live in the tide pools. There's a store right across the street and Da Poke shack right on the premises - a traditional Hawaiian deli. There's also a surf/dive shop and a concierge to help you plan your activities.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Front Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 queen , Aerobed - Queensize & twin
  • King size bed (1) Pillowtop comfort in master bedroom, Queen size Bed (1) Pillowtop comfort in second bedroom. Queen size Aero bed, plush and auto-inflating. Twin size aero bed, auto-inflating
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Free Wifi, Smooth top range, Washer & Dryer, Beautifully furnished throughout, Furnished oceanfront lanai, Heated Pool & Jacuzzi (shared)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

93% Complete
6% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Kona Oceanfront Top Floor Condo 30ft from Shore - Amazing View, Wifi, A/C
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 75 reviews

More amazing than expected !

  • 5 of 5

It goes without saying that the location was fabulous, but the condo really exceeded our expectations. It is very apparent that Renee and her family love their property and want all guests to feel the same. When I had any minor question, Renee was readily available by text or email to walk me through the solution. There was convenient and secure underground parking, the grounds were well maintained and resort staff were friendly and caring. The lawn area, sandy beach and tidepools were such an added bonus. The pool and hot tub were immaculate. But the condo itself, oh my. Probably the best stocked and cared for of any VRBO property I have ever stayed in anywhere. There was an abundance of towels and linens and the stack washer and dryer in the condo were a welcome convenience, I could have packed half the clothes I brought! Renee has thought of everything a visitor to Hawaii might need, including all the items necessary for a day on the beach, snorkeling, sightseeing, relaxing. The kitchen was well stocked with dry goods and there was even an assortment of condiments in the fridge and coffee and tea items available. We had meals out on the spacious and comfortable lanai. The BBQ grill out on the lawn was well maintained, worked well and was large enough so several guests could all cook at once. We saw turtles most days in the water and on the day we before we left, 2 had even crawled up and slept on the beach for several hours. There is a surfing beach nearby and we viewed surfing from dawn to dusk every day. Two days there was even a National Scholarship Surfing Association competition. After hoping to see it for many years, we saw the green flash at sunset!! We were sad to leave this wonderful place and would come back in a heartbeat. Thank you, Renee.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your review!!! We greatly appreciate all the wonderful comments. Our main concern is that our guests have a wonderful time and enjoy the condo and the Big Island. Mahalo!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Watching the turtles from our lanai with our morning coffee to falling asleep to the sound of the surf. Wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We’re so glad you had a great time!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Sleeping to sound of the ocean

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful find in Kona. This condo has it all, great location, close to some many things, amazing views, pool for the kids, turtles on the beach, did I mention the view?

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Excellent Place to stay in Kona

  • 5 of 5

This is a quiet top floor condo with AC about a mile from downtown Kona. We visited Ironman week and had a blast. We were grateful for the AC which many units don't have because it was a very hot and humid week. The condo is very nicely equipped, slightly dated (everything in Kona is) but value priced for the area. It has easy access to everything you want to do. The views off the lanai were top notch, we loved the space. We watched sunsets, surfers, and the beloved hona turtles all day. We would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Wonderful Oceanfront Condo!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to the Big Island several times in the past few years. Our stay at Frank and Renee's condo has been the very best. Their home is very clean and well furnished. There is AC but we only used it once for 30 minutes to cool down the condo on a warm day. The rest of the time we were very comfortable with a great cross-breeze through the condo. The kitchen has all the necessary utensils, equipment, appliances and a well stocked pantry. In addition we used the beach towels, chairs, cooler, and umbrella --all in excellent condition-- for our snorkel trips. We loved the lanai and spent most of our time there. The furniture was very comfortable and the steps-to-the-ocean views and sunsets were fabulous. When we arrived we had a question about the internet, contacted Renee and she responded immediately. The fourth floor location was beyond our expectations and Kona Bali Kai is located conveniently to Kona (2 miles to downtown) and other activities but in a quieter residential setting. We will definitely stay here again. Mahalo, Renee!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

The perfect view!

  • 5 of 5

The view from Kona Bali Kai #411 is the best in the entire complex, no obstructions at all. From the lanai we saw the sea turtles everyday. The unit was very clean and well stocked with supplies. In the master closet there was plenty of beach chairs, snorkel gear, umbrella, pool noodles, cooler, toys etc... In the other closets there was more than enough large beach towels, bath towels, extra bedding & pillows to make for a very comfortable stay. It was nice to have laundry facilities (including soap and fabric softener) right in the condo. There was also a nice laundry room downstairs should you wish to do several loads at one time. The furniture is very comfortable and there is plenty of room for 4 adults.

The galley style kitchen was well equipped with every gadget imaginable, flat wear, dishes, pots & pans, table linens, mixing & serving bowls, small appliances (blender, microwave, hot pot, coffee maker & grinder including a back up coffee maker) more items than I can list here. The best part of the kitchen was the community pantry, where you could use a little and leave a little. It was nice not to have to purchase an entire bottle of vinegar for the 2 tablespoons I needed. Other items in the panty included spices, olive oil, 2 types of vinegar, teas, sugar/sugar substitute and pan spray and more. Quality dish/dishwasher soap, sponges, hand soap, paper towels, ziplock bags, foil, cling wrap, coffee filters, first aid kit etc... The refrigerator has a shelf with condiments that was very clean and all items are within date. It was nice to be able to leave coconut syrup, guava jelly, relish, bottles of Hawaiian water, etc...and not have to dump them out before leaving. I would recommend checking out the condo before you go shopping to see what is available for your stay. I am sure a few items change with every new guest.

There are 3 very clean bbq's on the lawn, we never had to wait to grill. The complex felt very safe with a security guard on duty every night. When we arrived the front desk had already closed for the evening, the security guard promptly met us with our parking pass.

The condo is close to town and there is a $2 trolley that picks up right across the street. You can even walk back to the condo from town if you happen to miss the trolly like we did! It is easy to lose track of time on this beautiful island.

The owner was very kind and a pleasure to work with.

Overall, a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kona Keohole International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sam Choys
Car: recommended

Driving Range, Active Volcano, Kona International Market, City of Refuge, Royal Residences, whale watching and swimming with the dolphins. 7 climates on the Big Island including rainforest tropics, snow-topped mountains


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Contact us with any additional questions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.