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Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated w/wifi

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 808 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Our Kona Bali Kai (Unit 305) 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom with Full Width Lanai 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 an unbeatable value you have found it. Our view in front of the surf break is world class. Our annual occupancy is normally over 90% so book early.

Important note: Our 2 day minimum ONLY applies if you book next to an existing booking (Calendar is kept current). Otherwise the normal minimum (except xmas & Ironman) is 6 nights. This is covered under the notes section at the bottom of the rates area. Email or write us if you have any questions.

Note: The KBK pool/pool deck area was refurbished this summer (2017) and reopened on Sept.. 16th!. (Yeah! - Finally) - Pictures to follow.

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, newer Samsung 52" 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 ads 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 a mile south of KBK most of the year at an ocean view condo we managed as a vacation rental for 10 years before retiring and moving to Kona in 2009. We understand how important our guests vacation time is and do our utmost to provide a positive experience. You are dealing directly with the owners (not a Property Management Company) when you book directly with us, the owners.

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 #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: GE/TA-135-847-9360-01

Keywords: Direct Ocean Front Direct Beach Front Ocean View

More Details

Owner
Lynn Noffsinger
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Lynn Noffsinger

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.

Lynn Noffsinger purchased this condo in 2010

Why Lynn Noffsinger chose Kailua-Kona

Direct oceanfront facing a world class surfbreak with the best climate in the world at a great value. What else can we say other than how do you spell Pina Colada??

What makes this condo unique

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.

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This Apartment was incredible. The ambiance and scenery were amazing and the sunsets on my goodness... The convenience of this location coupled with the activities in the neighboring community was all I needed. Great Apartment. Would highly recommend to anyone."
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 808 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom (Master BR) - toilet , shower , Beautiful tiled shower with glass block entry. 30" entry.
    Bathroom (Guest) - toilet , shower , Beautiful tiled shower w/ sliding glass doors. 26" entry.
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Comfortable, newer King bed with medium firmness.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Comfortable, newer queen bed with medium firmness, 32" entry
  • King size bed in MBR, Queen size Bed in Guest BR, Sleep Sofa near Queen size hide-a-bed in Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated w/wifi
average rating of 4.87931 based on 60 reviews
Coarsegold, CA
5

The Absolute Best

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best condo we have ever stayed at in the Hawaiian Islands. Totally updated and at the best location on the island. You get a surf show from dawn to dusk and it is as oceanfront as you can possibly be. Conveniently located for most island activities. The owners are very helpful and live nearby. We would definitely stay here again. I would give this six stars if I could.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calif.
4

very nice

  • 4 of 5

All the accolades this condo receives are well deserved i.e,wonderful view, nice kitchen, attentive owners etc. So I'm addressing this review only to handicapped individuals. In Hawaii handicapped accessible does not mean handicapped compliant. If you require grab bars, handicap height toilets and room to maneuver wheelchairs you should inquire as to your specific needs.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest Grove, Oregon
5

Exceptional In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

What can I say that hasn't already been said in 50+ Five Star Reviews?! Kona Bali Kai #305 is indeed exceptional in every way. Our jaws dropped when we walked through the front door and we hadn't even noticed the view yet. It was the condo itself that initially took our collective breath away. It is beautifully finished and furnished, wonderfully equipped, fabulously spacious and impeccably clean. We have stayed in many, many vacation rentals (condos and private homes) over the years and this unit was by far the best....and we've stayed in some great places, by the way. When you walk in a place and your heart says "I want to spend the rest of my life right here" you know it's pretty special.

About that view: Holy Cow! I am a firm believer that if you are going to be on a tropical island it is a requirement that you be ocean front. And this place delivered. Nothing between me and that ocean except the lanai railing. And we only closed the slider screens when we left for the day and that was just to keep the birds out of the condo. What a view. What amazing sunsets. And moonsets. Surfers to watch everyday. Turtles resting on the beach every afternoon.

Yeah, I could go on and on but, as I said, it's all been said before in the other reviews. Thank you Lynn, for being a joy and a pleasure to work with, for being so prompt to answer all my "worry wart" questions and for sharing this amazing space to all who are blessed with finding it. I can't wait to return and to say hello to that piece of my heart that I left there.

Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I am blown away by this review! Sharon and I strive to provide an exceptional value to our guests. We spent a lot of vacation time in Hawaii and the Caribbean during our working years in Oregon and fully understand how important vacation time is for that much needed break.
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Chino, CA USA
5

Anniversary Special

  • 5 of 5

The property was wonderful. It met our needs in every way. It's been recently upgraded and the owners did a beautiful renovation. The beds and pillows were comfortable. The two bathrooms were very clean as was the entire condo. The lanai is very large and practically right on the ocean. We liked watching the surfers and we LOVED watching the sunsets! We celebrated our 49th anniversary here and were awed by the sunset that night. I am handicapped and the rooms were easy to navigate and the shower was decorative and handy to get in and out of. The owners provide you with many suggestions for sights to see and restaurants. They give directions to all of the sights and their recommendations were spot on. I have only praise for this unit and someday I hope my husband and I can return to it. Thank you Lynn and Sharon.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Property, Best Location

  • 5 of 5

This property is top notch. It is well located for all activities possible; far enough from the tourist-dense areas while also being close enough to everything you can want or think to do. And, the ocean is darn-near spitting distance from the lanai! The property is well-outfitted. The kitchen has everything you could need. The owner provided all the "consumables", like TP, trash bags, laundry soap, etc., we needed for a 10 day visit. Sea turtles and reef fishes were visible from the lanai daily, and passing dolphins were visible on more than 1 occasion. The lava rocks and shallow pools at the sea wall in front of the property hold so many wonders you could spend a day just exploring that alone. The owner is immediately attentive to your needs, and a great guy to interact with. His detailed tenant letter holds all the answers to the questions you will want to ask, as well as provide answers to some you didn't think to ask, including recommendations for activities, snorkel locations, and favorite restaurants. We felt completely at home while enjoying our visit to The Big Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.25%

Stays under 6 nights must normally be booked adjacent to an existing booking. Short stays booked with autobook if not adjacent will be cancelled by the owner. Call or email us if you have further questions.

Cleaning fee is waived for stays of 2 weeks to 1 month. Cleaning fee applies for a 1 month or longer stay.
Exact calendar dates for Ironman and Holidays are flexible; nights over 10 will be at seasonal rates.
Add 2% to VRBO Direct booking cost for out of USA Cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.