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Kona Oceanfront Penthouse Condo: Spectacular Sunsets, Surfers, Whales -Fast WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Oceanfront, 2 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 6, Short Stay Specials from $100/night-call owner

This desirable oceanfront penthouse unit (with elevator) features spacious open beam ceilings and is only 30 feet from the gentle surf lapping directly below the lanai, where surfers launch into the spectacular blue waves of Banyans Beach, one of Kona’s most popular surfing spots. This beautifully remodeled and furnished condo features an oceanfront living room and master bedroom with unparalleled 180 degree ocean views and access to spectacular Kona sea life and sunsets. Your cares dissolve away as warm sun and soothing surf caress your mind and body on the unique ironwood-framed teak lanai in your comfortable teak steamer chairs. Enjoy the brilliant blue skies, colorful Hawaiian reef fish, green sea turtles, Humpback whales, spinner dolphins and surfers right from your lanai. In the quiet evening, relax on your lanai and experience the amazing reds and oranges of a spectacular Kona sunset as the huge orb descends into the sea through the softly waving palm fronds. Luxuriate in the newly remodeled master bathroom and shower with multiple shower heads, double sinks and contemporary tile work. The beautiful bamboo hardwood floors throughout, well stocked kitchen with granite countertops and contemporary cabinets and upscale Hawaiian-themed furnishings will make you wish you never had to leave. During the day, slide the 12’-wide doors between the master bedroom and living room into the wall pocket to enjoy an unrestricted panoramic ocean view from throughout the living area. At night, leave the lanai doors open in the oceanfront master bedroom and living room and be lulled to sleep by the ceaseless caress of the waves on the worn lava rocks below. Gentle ocean breezes keep you cool day and night whether snoozing on the lanai, entertaining friends in your oceanfront paradise or sleeping soundly in your king-size bed (click on 'More Details' to see all the unit amenities).

Amenities include free in-unit password protected WiFi and internet access, full-size washer and dryer, coffee grinder, large and small ice chests, frozen ice packs, beach chairs, beach towels, beach mats, boogie boards, snorkel gear, children’s beach toys, two pack ‘n plays, popular board and table games, puzzles, BluRay DVD players, 3 flat screen TVs, stereo with iPad/iPhone/iPod docking station, iron and ironing board, safe, and wall-mounted hair dryers.

Sleeping arrangements include a king-size bed in the oceanfront master bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom. The living room pune (Hawaiian sofa/couch) is actually a second pair of twin beds. The unit sleeps four persons privately (two in the master bedroom and two in the second bedroom) or six if you use the pune.

Resort amenities include free parking, elevator, a large swimming pool with deck chairs and tables, hot tub/spa, comfortable lobby with wireless Internet, concierge desk for Big Island activities, oceanfront gas barbecues, oceanfront lounge chairs on the beach, numerous shallow lava tide pools with green sea turtles, Da Poke Shack (a very popular restaurant for poke), Miller’s Surf Shop (surfing, diving and snorkel gear), on-site security and convenience store (with alcohol sales) across the street. The resort does not allow smoking in any public areas and our unit is also non-smoking.

Hawaii General Excise Tax of 4.166% and Transient Occupancy Tax of 9.25% are charged on all rental nights. In addition, Hawaii General Excise Tax of 4.166% is charged on the cleaning fee. The owners' Hawaii Tax ID number is W21826366-02.

More Details

Mike Gaudette
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Mike Gaudette

We are native Oregonians and began vacationing in Hawaii about 20 years ago. We loved the islands so much we came back more and more often. We initially bought a one-bedroom condo in 2006 at Kona Bali Kai, across the street from the beach with no ocean view. We live on the Oregon coast, but rarely go to the beach; so, when we decided to buy a larger condo we wanted to be right on the beach - and you can't get any closer than our condo at Kona Bali Kai. We love sharing Hawaii with our kids, grandkids and many friends.

Mike Gaudette purchased this condo in 2007

Why Mike Gaudette chose Kona Coast

We live on the often rainy Oregon coast and didn't want to come to Hawaii and be in the rain. The dry Kona coast is perfect for our vacations. And the nearly constant trade winds keep our condo cool day and night. Kona Bali Kai is perfectly situated along Ali'i Drive. It's close enough to old town Kailua-Kona for a refreshing walk into town, but not close enough to have a lot of unwanted traffic or commercial activity. And, of course, you can't get any closer to the beach than at the Kona Bali Kai and where else can you watch surfers and sea life all day long from your lanai?

What makes this condo unique

We love our 4th floor unit with open-beam ceilings that create a feeling of spaciousness We love that the 12' doors separating the living room from the master bedroom disappear completely into the wall during the day (no other unit at Kona Bali Kai has this feature) so that there is a panoramic view of the ocean and surfers from anywhere in the unit. We love the way the sun sets every night right between the palm trees off our lanai and how we can sit on the lanai and watch surfers, whales (in season) and turtles. One of the most unusual features of our unit is the teak lanai framed in Hawaiian ironwood and bamboo hardwood floors throughout the unit.. The newly remodeled master bath and walk-in shower features your choice of an adjustable shower head on the wall or a drenching rain head in the ceiling, dual cabinets and sinks, and an elongated toilet. We love to play games and spend time at the beach in Hawaii, so the unit is fully equipped with games and beach accessories, including children's play toys.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Kona Oceanfront Penthouse Condo: Spectacular Sunsets, Surfers, Whales -Fast WiFi
average rating of 4.913793 based on 58 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay on the Big Island. The condo was fabulous and exceeded our expectations! The location, view and condo itself was just incredible. As beautiful as the photos are they still do not do this place justice! We arrived at night and went to sleep shortly after. When we woke up the next morning the view out the wall of windows/doors took our breath away. As Mike suggested we stocked up on food from Walmart & Costco. Every morning we took our time cooking breakfast, enjoying it with our coffee on the lanai while watching the surfers. The previous guest's comments were right about not needing AC. With the sliding doors open and fans on the temperature was perfect and the sound of the ocean...oh my! We felt like we were in heaven every single day & night. It is by far the best place we have ever stayed and we've been to quite a few places! Mike's hospitality was so rare as well. The information he provided before the trip was very helpful and then he called to make sure we arrived and that everything at the condo was ok. This "find" made our 25th anniversary trip so much more special. Thank you Mike for sharing your beautiful place with others!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you loved our condo and had a wonderful time. The spectacular views from the lanai (surfers, sunsets, turtles and crashing waves) are truly amazing. I'm glad you enjoyed all the information about the Big Island; we love sharing this spectacular place and hope you can return soon.
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Breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had an amazing stay! Wonderful accommodations! Comfy beds, washer & dryer in house, & the lanai...spectacular!!!! Watching the sunrise & sunset absolutely breathtaking! Will seek out for our next stay.

Aloha & Mahalo

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time at our condo. Our lanai is a great spot to watch the surfers from dawn to dusk and the setting sun framed between the palm trees is always beautiful. We are happy you were able to take advantage of the many amenities we supply for our guests (like the full-size washer and dryer) and hope you can come back soon.
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

WOW-Great View! Great location! This Oceanfront Penthouse Condo was so comfortable we almost didn't want to leave at the end of our stay. It definitely was a home away from home. The owners have such aloha in providing everything to make your stay enjoyable. Comfortable bed, rain shower, double sinks, Charisma bath towels in master suite with the sounds of the ocean and spectacular view. Enjoyed my morning coffee and breakfast sitting on the lanai watching all the surfers and the continuous waves. Very relaxing! If you would like a wonderful Hawaiian experience, this is the place and we would stay there again. Serge and Gloria King, Volcano, Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great time in our condo. In addition to the spectacular view and the sound of the waves crashing below, we do try to provide nice amenities to make your vacation as comfortable as your own home. I hope you can come back again soon. Mike
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Great stay for a family of 5

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a fantastic stay at this condo. The condo sits right on the water. I cannot imagine being closer to the ocean in any location. Even from the fourth floor balcony, I could see fish in the water. We were THAT close. The condo is well equipped with everything a vacationing family could want or need. We especially enjoyed the use of the beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel equipment and boogie boards. Although the temps were high, we had no trouble sleeping with the doors open and fans on. The sound of the ocean below lulled us to sleep. We enjoyed seeing a sea turtle on the little beach one night, sunning himself. We watched him for a good long time until he decided to head back into the water. Thanks, Mike, for an unforgettable vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a wonderful stay in our condo. Being right above the crashing waves is a spectacular experience. You can watch the colorful reef fish right from the lanai and even the turtles sometimes sun themselves below the lanai. I'm happy you used some of the many amenities we provide to have a memorable vacation on the Big Island. I hope you can return soon.
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Wonderful Condo Overlooking the Ocean!

  • 5 of 5

Everyone's review of this condo has been completely accurate! It was an amazing 8 days staying here and we loved every minute of it. It felt just like home from the minute we stepped inside and felt the wonderful ocean breeze. The views were even more spectacular and we enjoyed waking up to it and going to sleep to the sound of the waves every day and night. The location was perfect as well. Everything was within a few minutes drive, but the complex itself was very peaceful and quiet. Mike was very kind and helpful throughout our stay and we really could tell he wanted us to enjoy our time there. The binder with all the info really was helpful to us and the condo had everything we needed and more. I would definitely recommend anyone who is going to the Big Island to stay in this condo. It was a wonderful experience for my family and it was a very memorable vacation, thanks to this amazing condo! Thank you so much Mike!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a wonderful time in our condo and enjoyed the views from the lanai and the sound of the waves crashing below. I'm happy you were able to take advantage of all the information in the binder in the condo. We love the Big Island and love sharing the great experiences available to our guests so every visitor has a spectacular and memorable vacation.
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent place in Kona - right on the ocean, turtles, etc. Clean, washer-dryer, great kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed our condo, the views and the amenities.
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Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Kona Country Club (public, 36 holes)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway
Nearest Restaurant
Da Poke Shack (on site)
Nearest Beach
Banyons (on site)
Car: recommended

Located on popular Ali'i Drive, frequented by active walkers, joggers, bikers, and roller-bladers. One mile to one of the best white sand beaches on the Big Island (White Sands Beach Park) and 2.2 miles to excellent snorkeling in crystal clear water (Kahalu'u Beach Park). Watch surfers and paddle boarders all day long from your oceanfront lanai and whales spouting and breaching in season.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Short stay special
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jan 18 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ironman 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
2018 High Season
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

4.166% cleaning fee tax $5
Cleaning fee per stay $125
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Because the unit will be unavailable to other prospective renters once a reservation is confirmed, cancellations less than 60 days prior to the Check-in Date will forfeit all or a portion of the pre-paid fees.

Owner'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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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1023 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom features dual sinks, toilet and shower
  • Master bathroom is attached to master bedroom and features double sinks and cabinets, walk-in tiled shower with dual shower heads, tiled floor, and plenty of light. Second bathroom features tiled tub/shower and plenty of light.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom features floor to ceiling windows to the ocean, door out onto the lanai, king bed, big-screen TV, adjustable speed ceiling fan and dimmable lights, mirrored closet. Includes an attached master bath will double sinks and cabinets, walk-in tiled shower with dual shower heads, tiled floor, and plenty of light. Bedroom two features two twin beds, dresser and TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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