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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 a great price you have found it. The view in front of the surf break is world class - unbeatable for ANY price.

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.

Important note: The Kona Bali Kai pool is being redone with an expected August completion. The rate per night thru August 2017 is only $129 per night. We provide access to one of the nicest pools on Alii drive, 1 mile away, during this time.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 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 Kona Coast

Direct oceanfront facing a world class surfbreak with the best climate in the world. 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated w/wifi
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 55 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: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

If you want ocean front you got it.

  • 5 of 5

Friendly staff always ready to help you.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Fla.
5

Amazing !!

  • 5 of 5

Why leave the lani - the most incredible view ever and the condo was beautiful. Wish we could have stayed longer , will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location and condo! We woke every morning to watch the surfers from the comfortable lanai, which was feet from the ocean. The kitchen had everything we could need - a fantastic blender, hot water pot and tea strainer, and a full kitchen for making great meals. The master bed was very comfortable. Kona can be a busy town, but you are down a little ways (a couple miles only) from the restaurants and shops, so it is quieter, except for the sounds of the surf. Lynn and Sharon gave us some great suggestions for adventures which we really appreciated. Snorkeling at 2-step and with the manta rays will never be forgotten. Thank you, so much for use of your beautiful property! We plan on returning in a couple of years with our children.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Top notch

  • 5 of 5

Condo is just what we wanted and more. Location easy to find. Can't get any closer to the ocean. They have done an excellent job on renovation. Kitchen has all you need and bathrooms have nice walk in showers. Beds were very comfortable. Was spotless. Used lanai every morning and evening, enjoyed watching surfers. Lounge chairs and outside shower made it handy for a quick nap in the sun. (there is a nice swimming pool, we just didn't have time to use.) covered parking provided made easy access. Grounds around condo are well maintained and look very tropical.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This condo has it all!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this condo. It is very comfortable and has gorgeous views. We did rent a car at the airport. As to stores & restaurants, for groceries and other necessities all is so very close really.

We were able to drive everywhere on the island from Kona with no trouble. Very easy to get around.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 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

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2017 Low Season
Apr 5 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$129
$4,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Low
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
$4,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Ironman
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 16 2017
10 night minimum stay
$189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Low Season
Oct 17 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
$4,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
10 night minimum stay
$189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 High
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
$4,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$149
$4,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

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.
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