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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 810 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 (you know you do) 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, high season is normally full well over a year in advance.

Note: Kona is open for business. The island volcanic activity is over 100 miles away on the other (east side of the island). Volcano impacts to the Kona area are nil. The national news presented very misleading reports that unnecessarily hurt Kona tourism.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The 2 night minimum only applies for stays next to an existing booking. The minimum is normally 6 nights unless you book next to an existing booking. (Ironman and xmas stays usually have a longer minimum - see rates). Due to software limitations of the VRBO system we need to write this out - the system can't handle this automatically. If you book less than the minimum, not next to an existing reservation, we will likely ask you to cancel your reservation. Please, please email me with questions on this policy if you have any.

Note: We will be traveling in August so replies may take 24 hours or so to get back to you.

Note: The KBK pool/pool deck area was refurbished this past summer (2017) and reopened in Sept.

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 and newer Samsung 40" flat panel High def. TV.

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 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.

Kona Bali Kai resides 3 miles south of the village of Kailua Kona and 3 miles north of the village of Keauhou. Both venues offers restaurants, cinama's, shopping, etc. The $2 per person each way Keauhou trolley will take you into Kailua Kona at convenient times until late evening.

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. Same size/price/layout/building as unit 305

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

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 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 clients are repeat 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 remodeled unit 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:
  • 810 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 4.8875 based on 82 reviews
Coarsegold, CA
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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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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect. Everything we needed. In a great location with an amazing view.

Lynn was great. Instructions were easy to follow.

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay - loved the views and the condo!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great place to stay on the Big Island. It looked great, was very clean and comfortable. Had lots of amenities along with a great location - right on the ocean. The sunsets each night were spectacular and watching the surfers from the lanai every morning was an added bonus. I would definitely recommend this property to someone visiting the Big Island and would love to return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place on the water with all the amenities you could need! Can't wait to come back! Mahalo!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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suburb of Phoenix, AZ
5

Immaculate condo with wonderful ocean views!

  • 5 of 5

Family of three stayed in #305 in July 2018. The place was immaculately clean and safe. We would see a security person walking around the complex quite often. We did not use the kitchen for cooking--dined out each day--but the kitchen was well-stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc. The king size bed in the master bedroom was comfortable, as was the queen in the guest bedroom as reported by our son who was traveling with us. The walk-in shower in the master bath was wonderful. The view from the lanai was memorable, also. We enjoyed watching the surfers when we were back from our daily travels around the island. We also liked the view while entering the front door at night, with all the lights making it look like stars had fallen on the mountain. Everything about the condo was in great working order. The small A/C unit worked great and it did not take long to cool down the place, as long as we kept the ceiling fans running, too. The A/C was on a timer, and it was rather warmish outside while we were there; however, when the A/C would automatically shut off we rarely had to restart it in the night, the rooms remained cool until we needed to turn on the A/C again the following afternoon/evening. We did not use the pool or jacuzzi while we were there, but it looked very inviting. Ample parking was available each day. We give our highest recommendation for the rental. It was not a large condo, but not small by any means. It met our needs perfectly while we were on the Big Island. We hope to be able to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide a top level vacation experience for our valuable guests. As noted the condo is fully equipped for long stays. Many of our high season guests come stay with us each year for 4-7 weeks! The air conditioner is on a 4 hour timer to insure the A/C is not left on during the day with no one home for extended periods. Cost of electricity in Kona is ~ $.40 per kilowatt hour - often 5x the cost on the mainland.
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Great view of the surfers!

  • 5 of 5

This place was a good find. I'm always worried my family will complain about my bookings, but everyone was pleased with this one. Nice balcony view of the ocean. So tempting to go out there and body board, but lacking knowledge of the waters scared me off. Rooms were neat and clean, two bathrooms definitely helped. Plenty of supplies for the beach provided. Owners have lots of detailed info about touring the island. Very helpful. Would stay here again or recommend. Close to the action in Kona and to Magic Sands beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • 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

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.