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

Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
  • Condo1023 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

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.


Mike Gaudette

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
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 Hōlualoa

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.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Master bathroom features dual sinks, toilet and shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/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.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Direct beachfront. 30 feet to the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean
        • Oceanfront
          Direct oceanfront. 30 feet to the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean
        • Waterfront
          Direct oceanfront. 30 feet to the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      All bed linens provided with spare sets and additional blankets
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full-size dryer
                    • Garage
                      Free covered oceanfront parking on the ground floor
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Password protected wireless router for fast, secure Internet throughout the unit for your i-pad, mobile device or laptop. Power on the lanai so you can work or play online all day
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Elevator
                      Our 4th floor unit is a 30-second walk from the elevator
                    • Living Room
                      Beautiful bamboo hardwood floors throughout with spectacular ocean views. Convenient side table for laptop or writing
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of free covered parking in the ground floor parking garage
                    • Telephone
                      Telephone with free local calls and multi-charging station with plugs and USB ports for cell phones, i-pads, i-pods, etc.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath and beach towels provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Front load, full-size washing machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plenty of dishes, glasses, cups, and wine glasses for entertaining. Service for 8.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Full-size, stainless steel, quiet dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Well lighted kitchen with granite countertops, pull out faucet, wine cooler, stainless appliances, ceiling fan and all the amenities you desire. Plenty of pots and pans to prepare family meals
                        • Microwave
                          Full size microwave
                        • Oven
                          Full-size oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full-size new stainless steel refrigerator with ice-maker
                        • Stove
                          Solid surface stainless steel range
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Beautiful Hawaiian-style carved wood dining table and chairs accented with a wall-hung carving of plants and birds
                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                  Two free book exchanges on the landings of the stairwells adjacent to our unit and the elevator
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blu-Ray DVD player in the living room for videos or live streaming from your Netflix or Hulu account. DVD players in master bedroom and guest bedroom also.
                                • Games
                                  Numerous games including Settlers of Catan, Bananagrams, cards, and puzzles
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable TV with multiple channels
                                • Stereo
                                  Stereo with i-Pod docking station
                                • Television
                                  Three flat screen TVs in living room, master bedroom and second bedroom so you can watch the shows you want
                                • Toys
                                  Children's beach toys and pool toys in the guest bedroom closet


                                    • Golf
                                      Many golf opportunities nearby including only 3.6 miles south on Ali'i Drive in Keahou.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Spacious lanai (22' X 9') with two teak steamer chairs, hanging rope hammock chair, table and chairs to seat 4-6, and wall hooks for wet towels and swim suits
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Nicely maintained grounds throughout the Kona Bali Kai complex enhance your Hawaiian experience
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Two oceanfront grills with propane gas. Watch the whales and turtles while grilling your dinner and meeting new friends
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach chairs, coolers, beach mats and children's beach toys in guest bedroom closet


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Conveniently located pool in secured, private area with lounge chairs and tables. Shallow end for younger children with deeper end for adults. Open daily until 10:00 pm
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Small spa attached to the pool is perfect day or night. Rarely occupied and open until 10:00 pm


                                                • library
                                                • caves
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • festivals
                                                • churches
                                                • 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

                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              81 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Exactly as advertised. Awesome view. Very accommodating

                                                              Donald K.

                                                              The owner of this unit is wonderful to work with. So much info and guidance given and any problems ( only one minor one) were handled immediately. The view is awesome and even though there was no a/c, it was breezy and comfortable most of the time. If you are planning a visit, this is where you should stay!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the nice review. I'm glad the unit was everything you expected it to be. All our guests rave about the wonderful view because the condo is only 30 feet away from the ocean! We try to provide comprehensive information (written and in the homeaway app) to make your vacation truly memorable.

                                                              Very clean, well decorated and equipped, with a million dollar view!!!

                                                              Bruce S.Minnetonka MN USA

                                                              Owner Mike was very responsive and provided lots of detailed info Re the condo and the island attractions. Unit was clean and extremely well equipped. Lots of nice touches Re decorating. Tremendous view from large lanai - often with surfers, snorkelers, sailboats. Turtles often in tide pools or on rocks below. Building was quiet. Will stay here next time.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the nice review. The view from the lanai is what everyone loves about our condo: surfers, turtles, fish, dolphins, whales, boats, paddle boarders, palm trees and sunsets. We are glad you enjoyed all the amenities we provide for guests.

                                                              Highly Recommended


                                                              This condo is great and we highly recommend it.

                                                              Owner: Mike was a pleasure to deal with. He provided us with very detailed information on the condo itself plus activities in the area.

                                                              Unit: The kitchen is a good size and is fully equipped. There are beach chairs, coolers, snorkel gear, kids beach toys, etc, available for use. The view from the lanai is fantastic. We had our breakfasts watching the surfers, and had suppers watching the sunset over the ocean.

                                                              Building: pool and pool area are clean and newly renovated. We had no problem getting parking spots.

                                                              Grounds: well-maintained. The grills are cleaned every day and it was a pleasure to cook supper by the ocean. There were turtles relaxing in the tide pools every day.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the nice review. The views from the lanai always "wow" guests; the surfers are typically out from sunrise to sunset, the sunsets between the palm trees are spectacular and the turtles are abundant. The newly renovated pool is beautiful and we try to provide all the amenities our guests want so you have a memorable vacation on the Big Island.

                                                              Perfect Getaway!

                                                              Kathryn S.

                                                              The condo is beautiful and very well stocked with all the amenities one could possibly need. The furniture is super comfortable. Communication with Mike was superb and we had all the necessary information for check-in and check-out just when we needed it. We had a lovely stay and highly recommend this unit.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the nice review. We try to make your vacation absolutely wonderful and it worked! We are glad our guests enjoy the amenities and clear communications.

                                                              Beautiful beach home

                                                              Lori R.Chicago, Illinois

                                                              We just got back from our amazing trip to Hawaii and stay in this condo. The owner is extremely accommodating and thoughtful. Every thing you need for a wonderful stay is included in the condo. Some bonus amenities we enjoyed were the snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach towels and chairs, coolers, and binoculars. The kitchen has everything you need. The ocean breeze kept the condo cooler even in midday. The king size bed was incredibly comfortable. Everything was wonderful! Highly recommend!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the nice review. We offer many amenities so guests have a memorable experience on the Big Island without having to buy or rent equipment.

                                                              Excellent supply of everything- owner wonderful!

                                                              Schanon T.

                                                              Had a fantastic stay. Everything was as expected! Made for a Perfect Hawaiian vacation! Next time we will stay 2 weeks instead of 1!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the nice review. We do try to exceed every guest's expectations and provide a wonderful experience on the Big Island.


                                                              Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

                                                              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.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              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.

                                                              81 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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