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Fantastic Views from Direct Oceanfront Penthouse Condo in Kona with A/C

Bedrooms 2
Space 810 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Visit our beautifully furnished direct oceanfront/beachfront penthouse condo situated on Alii Drive in the quiet desirable town of Kailua-Kona. Our lanai is only 25 feet from the ocean and you will find there is no better place to relax on our lanai in the comfortable teak lounge chairs or having a nice relaxing dinner at the teak dining table watching the wonderful sunsets. Looking down below in the ocean you will have fun watching the surfers, spinner dolphins, turtles and even whales breaching! Note: There is not a road between this condo and the surf. Only a strip of lawn, palm trees, new sea wall and the ocean!!!

This spacious and comfortable two bedroom and two bath direct oceanfront penthouse condo is on the fourth floor (top floor). It has been just been totally renovated with a brand new kitchen (inclduing new cabinets, granite counter tops and applicances), both bathrooms completly redone (with new showers, cabinets, and countertops), new tile floors (kitchen, hallways, living room, dining room, bathrooms and lanai), new bamboo floors in the bedrooms and comes with all new furnishings, appliances and accessories. It sleeps up to six adults, is very nicely decorated and includes a large comfortable California king size bed, two twin beds, queen size sofa sleeper, two full bathrooms - both with walk in showers. We also have a new crib that is available for use in the condo.

It is fully stocked with all the comforts of home plus many items you have never even thought about. The condo comes with a full size washer, dryer, air conditioning, dishwasher, iron, ironing board, hair dryer and a full suite of kitchen appliances such as microwave, coffee grinder, water purifier, blender, coffee pot, rice cooker, etc. Plenty of dishes, plates, glasses, pots, pans, silverware, utensils, and cooking spices.

Plus, lots of cotton sheets, towels, linens, beach towels, beach chairs, etc. The condo also comes with 32 inch big screen cable TV, DVD player, stereo, CD player, plenty of videos, DVD’s, lots of mystery novels, Hawaiian books, games and puzzles for the kids. Ceiling fans in all the rooms and a large 18,000 BTU air conditioner in the living room. Non-smoking unit. Free Broadband and secure wireless internet in the condo. Free telephone calling to the mainland, including Canada. Condo has everything you need with all the comforts of home to make for a very relaxing and enjoyable vacation or long-term stay.

The condo is located at the beautiful Oceanfront Kona Bali Kai Property. The condo complex has a nice heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, oceanfront gas BBQ's and picnic areas, very nice tropical landscaping and a sandy beach area for sunbathing and wading in the tide pools. Lounge chairs are available to all condo guests at the beach front area. There are also some shady spots if you wish to take a break from the sun. There is a an elevator to take you to the condo, no need to walk up stairs at this condo! A surf shop/snorkel rental shop is on the grounds of this condo complex as well as a small sandwich shop/sushi bar and a Doctors office. A convenience store is located across the street.

The sandy swim beach is located one mile south, the snorkel beach is one and half miles south and the Kona Country Club golf course (36 holes for public use)is 3 miles south. This is a truly a condo you will want to return to year after year (as you will see many repeat guests in the condo guest books). Warning: The Big Island has so much to offer and after one trip and you will be hooked!! :)

Please call the owner direct to make a reservation at 310 940 9101.

Be sure to check out the YouTube video in the Link and Video section.

Mahalo and hope to see you soon at our condo.

Keywords: Condominium, Direct Ocean Front penthouse condo, total privacy and seclusion, outstanding views and tranquility, fully furnished and outstanding value. Book now for summer, fall and winter of 2016/2017.

More Details

Property Manager
Mike Watson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 1, 2017

About Mike Watson

The owners enjoy running, swimming, scuba diving, bird watching, snorkeling, and exploring the tide pools. Simply reading a good book on the lanai also can't be beat. Our favorite dining activity is to BBQ Mahi Mahi on the ocean front BBQ and enjoy our meal on the Lanai while watching the sun go down. What a great way to finish a hard day at the beach or snorkeling from the kayak... It truly does not get any better than this!

Mike Watson purchased this condo in 2000

Why Mike Watson chose Kona Coast

On a long overdue vacation over eighteen years ago we found the ulimate place to relax and destress: The Big Island! We fell in love with Kona after our first visit. We chose to purchase a unit at the Kona Bali Kai because of the beachfront views and sunsets. Frankly these are the best views on Alii Drive with the Palm trees swaying in front of the breaking waves. Sleeping with the waves rolling in at night is one of the most relaxing things ever experienced! We have our fingers crossed with the hope that we might be able to retire in Kona someday.

What makes this condo unique

Watching whales in your pajamas from the lanai. Taking in a good book and soaking in the cool ocean breezes. Preparing a great meal in the kitchen including a super delicious fresh fruit salad with produce from the local Kona Farmer's Market. Enjoying the comforts of a fully furnished, well stocked condo with a huge king size bed. Plus the condo is always well maintained and kept very clean and fresh. There is no place like it anywhere and we know you will love your stay at our condo.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 810 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 walk in showers and grab bars
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Crib is available for use. Advise owner at time of booking., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Concierge Service in Lobby. Rental PCs in Lobby. Beach Chairs, Towels, Cooler and Beach Equipment in Condo


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Fantastic Views from Direct Oceanfront Penthouse Condo in Kona with A/C
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

We were in Kona for our daughter’s wedding, and absolutely loved our five nights at Mike’s oceanfront condo in the Kona Bali Kai. You look at and hear the ocean from the living room as well as the master bedroom. Hearing the surf at night and waking to the sun gleaming on the palm trees is absolute heaven!! The condo is on the 4th floor with a lanai overlooking the water---you can’t get much closer!! From the lanai we watched sea turtles, porpoise, surfers, fishermen, canoe races, and sunsets. Mike’s list of things to do in the area was of great help and very much appreciated. The condo is well equipped with everything you need including beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrellas. There is also a clean and well maintained BBQ and picnic table on the lawn just steps away from the ocean, and a pool for your use on the premises. The condo has been kept immaculately clean and is beautifully decorated. It was unusually hot, so we appreciated the air-conditioning from time to time; but most of the time we just had the sea breeze flowing through the condo. Also, it is only about a 5 minute drive to Kona’s historic village area. We have already reserved our next stay for 2016, but will be staying longer next time.......can’t wait!! Thanks for opening up your house to us Mike!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Condo with an amazing view!!

  • 5 of 5

We found this condo when trying to find acommodations at the last minute. Mike was very very helpful and took care of our reservation quickly. The condo has everything you could need for a short or long stay. The location is very convenient and we enjoyed the small beach area.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thanks for you comments. We are always happy to accommodate last minute bookings and hope to see you back again at the condo soon. Mahalo, Mike Watson
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  • 5 of 5

We love this condo, Mike and Katrina are the best. Already scheduled our next visit

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments about the condo and thank you again for allowing us to deliver the new furniture during the middle of your stay. We hope you enjoyed the new recliners. See you again next year at the condo. Mahalo, Mike and Katrina
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Great Condo and Complex

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to add to my wife's review because this property and condo unit really are exceptional. I commented to my wife while we were there that the grounds at Kona Bali Kai are so well kept. There are grounds people there on a regular basis cleaning, pruning and planting. The front of the building facing the street shows very well with attractive signage and a nice color scheme on the paint job.The lobby is very well decorated and welcoming. When entering the complex from the parking garage there is a small fountain and landscaping that gives a sense of peace and hospitality. Having an elevator is a real plus when taking luggage and groceries to one's unit as well as making it handicap accessible. AND the roof is covered with solar panels! I am very impressed with all the improvements to this property over the last few years. They have done a great job of making this into one of the top ocean front properties along Alii Drive. Mike and Katrina have very fair rental rates especially considering the location and quality of the unit. We have finally found a place that we want to return to every time we go to Kona.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments about the condo. We are so happy you were finally able to pick some dates where we had an opening. We hope to have you back again soon. Remember to book early... Mahalo, Mike and Katrina
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Exceptional Unit with a Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5

As former Kona vacation rental owners with very high standards, we are hard to please renters. Mike & Katrina's beautiful condo unit met and surpassed all of our expectations. We have stayed in many condo units, apartments, ohanas and houses in Kona. Until staying in this unit, we have been disappointed for a number of reasons. This unit is kept in excellent condition. Everything in the unit is new or like new and well cared for. The kitchen is fantastic and very well equipped. The cleanliness is absolutely unsurpassed. Everything was thoroughly cleaned and felt as though we were the first ones to use it. Imagine, no hairs in the shower and no bugs! The ocean view is unobstructed - well maybe a little by a couple of lovely swaying palms. What a perfect setting. We were blessed with gorgeous sunsets every night we were there. The 4th floor affords privacy that cannot be found on the lower floors. The location of the complex is absolutely ideal. Close enough to town but far enough to avoid the noise. There is wonderful airflow with the lanai doors and the front door open. We never used the air conditioning - it wasn't necessary. The bed in the master is quite comfortable. It was heavenly sleeping to the sound of the ocean again. I will be booking this unit far in advance to be sure we are able to get it again!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Thank you for your feedback and for noticing how we keep the condo clean and well maintained. We have a very high standard and use professional cleaner who takes her time to ensure no gaps are missed between renters. Please remember to book early as we stay booked out about 12 months in advance. Mahalo, Mike and Katrina Watson
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Kona Bali Kai four times at four different condos--this condo and the owners are the best. Mike and Katrina delivery an excellent, clean and comfortable condo--well stocked with the essentials. Had a chance to meet Mike--down to earth and super nice guy! We rented for a month--perfect amount of time; never tire of the views or the ocean sound.

Kona Bali Kai is the perfect location whether you have a car or not...trolley stops right out front and for $2 one way will take you to town and to shopping centers. Couple of great beaches/snorkeling within 2 miles or less. Poke shack is on the ground level. Security is on premises and its a very safe and friendly facility.

Here on out, we will be renting exclusively from Mike and Katrina...they are the perfect owners and have a very clean and well appointed condo. Best compliment we can make--we will be back!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thanks for the very nice comments about the condo and our service level. We pride ourselves on providing clean, well maintained and fully stocked condo's. Most of our renters are repeat customers like yourselves and it is an added bonus to actually meet some our visitors. Mahalo and see you soon at the condo, Mike and Katrina
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
White Sands and Snorkel Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kona Bali Penthouse Oceanfront Condo
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Snorkel Beach (Kahaluu Beach Park)
Nearest Point of Interest
Kona Country Club - 36 hole golf course
Car: recommended

Condo borders Alii Drive home of the Ironman Triathlon and various biking, swimming and running events. Great surfing one block away and snorkeling 1 mile away. Snack store across the street. Sushi bar, Surf shope and Doctors office on site.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Non Peak
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Oct 11 2017 - Oct 17 2017
6 night minimum stay
Non Peak
Oct 18 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (incl tax) $119.65
Tax Rate 13.25%

Ironman week is a 7 night minimum and $249.00 per night for two adults. Each additional person is $10.00 per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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