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Absolute Oceanfront Condo 1 bdr ~2bath ~Pool ~Lrg Private Lanai ~A/C ~WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights


About the property

Unobstructed Ocean View, 1 Bedroom +2nd bdrm avail, 2 Baths, Full Kitchen, pool

Kona Bali Kai direct Oceanfront condo Unit 204 on the Big Island of Hawaii only 30 feet from the water. Master bedroom has 8' floor to ceiling windows with ocean view. Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves, and when a big wave come in and you are sitting on the lanai, you can feel the ocean spray.

If this unit 204 is booked for the nights you want, check out my VRBO listing #48663. This 3rd floor listing is identical to my 2nd floor listing. Has an incredible 180 degree view with the same large lanai etc. Check it out and see if I have your dates there.

A second bedroom with a queen bed is available in this unit for an additional charge. Ask for more details.

Kona Bali Kai Resort is on famous Alii Drive, just 2½ miles south of the quaint town of Kailua-Kona where you will find great restaurants and shopping. From the condo's private lanai you can watch local surfers, and may see see whales, dolphins and turtles..not to mention the breathtaking 180 degree view. Imagine yourself eating dinner on your own private lanai and watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

Kitchen with full size appliances and washer and dryer in the unit. Cable TV, DVD player, linens provided, wireless internet in the unit. Free covered well lit parking close to elevator and stairs.

Keywords: Kona Bali Kai Hawaiian Vacation Condominium Resort Rentals, Holiday Home Rental, Beachfront, Oceanfront, Castle Kona Bali Kai condo, oceanfront, Kailua Kona vacation rental, Hawaiian vacation, Hawaii retreat, Condominium complex, Vacation Resort, House Rentals, Holiday

More Details

Liane Christianson
Member since: 2004
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have had the pleasure of staying at 308 Kona Bali Kai for the past 12 years, accompanied from time to time by family and friends. It provides a perfect "home from home" base from which to discover the Big Island. Close enough to the restaurants and night life in Kona, but remote from the hustle and bustle of the same. The condo is extremely comfortable and well equipped, providing such little extras that put the icing on the cake of any holiday. Cool boxes, beach umbrella and chairs to name but a few. Over the years that I have visited the condo has been tastefully refurbished, with ongoing improvements always noticeable on my return. Oh, and I nearly forgot, the lanai......

Perfect Hawaiian views of the ocean and being westward facing, the fabulous sunsets also. All in all a gem of an apartment. I shall return!
Feb 2011
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with full ocean view
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Add. charge for use of 2nd bedroom if more than 2 guests
  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom with 8 foot floor to ceiling windows out to ocean view, Second bedroom available for additional fee if more than 2 guests. Additional 2nd bedroom available for additional charge if more than 2 guests. Additional sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Ask if available before booking
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is so much to do at this complex and on the island that you will NEVER run out of fun things and you will go home and want to come back soon. It happens to every guest that I talk to.


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Absolute Oceanfront Condo 1 bdr ~2bath ~Pool ~Lrg Private Lanai ~A/C ~WiFi
average rating of 4.714286 based on 22 reviews
Selah, WA. USA

Beautiful Kona, right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Right on the water, right on the price. This all you'll need for a fantastic Kona getaway. The condo is complete with stunning views of the water below and incredible sunsets. Turtles play in the water and even sit on the rocks just a few steps from the building. Amazing! You have a full kitchen, BBQs by the water, Air Conditioner and a fully appointed room to make you feel right at home. Nice pool, hot tub and even Da Poke Shack! This will be your favorite Hawaiian destination just like it is for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike. It is so great to have you and Myria as a guests. I love it when my guests love my condo as much as I do. I want to make sure that guests have as much as I can provide when there so I furnish things that make your stay much more comfortable like laundry soap, coffee filters, dishwasher detergent, etc. I want my guests to feel like its also their home away from home, and I have many guests returning yearly because of that. You are one of them and it is much appreciated. Liane
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Waves, waves waves!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed during the "King Tides" but I doubt there would be a difference in a regular tide. Slept with doors to the lanai open and they lulled us to sleep each night. We had the 2 bedroom option and there are always the 2 baths and that made it very comfortable. Unit is about 800 square feet plus the lanai so we all had plenty of space. Downsides: the air conditioner is small and underpowered so we would come back to the unit and have to open all the windows and turn the fans on to cool it. The closing of the place so the corrosive salt from the spray means the air when you walk in can be pretty stale. We bought 2 solid air fresheners and that helped a lot. We knew the pool would be un-useable while we were there but the stay corresponded to the time they were jack-hammering so it was pretty loud at times. But the place was well appointed, the king sized bed was HEAVENLY (this is very important to my 6'2" husband) and we will always remember the waves! Location was great for exploring the West side of the island. In 6 days we put almost 500 miles on the rental car driving. People are very friendly on the Island - much more of a community than on the busier islands. Recommendations: Kozy's Comedy and Magic show in Kohala and dinner at the Blue Room next door (the show was a small venue close up magic and blew our minds), The VNP tour of Volcanos by Night with Essential Hawaii Tours was pricey but the experience including a wonderful dinner at The Rim of the volcano was our second favorite thing (waves being number 1). We had Marcus as our guide and his "day job" is high school science teacher so we learned so much about the flora/fauna/geography and people. The stops at the coffee plantations, the bakery down by South Point that is heavily advertised was delicious and also included (try the custard filled malasadas!). We enjoyed the Ride the Rim tour in a buggy. Had a guide with us that way to hear about the area, the history and life on the island. Really nice young people and beautiful views into the valley from the top. The Parker Ranch story told at the HQ in Waimea was fascinating and the food and drink at Big Island Brewhaus was some of the best food we had on the island at any price. Beer and cane sugar root beer was OUTSTANDING. Regrets of not seeing Hilo or exploring any beaches, but we felt more "local" than tourist. Oh - and go down for breakfast at Big Robs in Captain Cook. Eat a Chicken Fried steak breakfast!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing the favorite things you did. Many I have not done and your description made me want to do it too! Thanks and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Liane
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Beautiful views from the lanai where we spent most of our time!

  • 4 of 5

The views from the lanai are sublime! Direct ocean front with sunsets every night!

This is a nice condo with a full kitchen that is well stocked. It has 2 bedrooms and two baths. The master bedroom has a beautiful ocean views, a sliding door to the lanai and an air conditioner. The lanai is large and has a table and chairs as well as two chaise lounge chairs. The property is maintained well, has easy parking and a BBQ. Downtown is close and easy to get to. We would definitely consider this location again if we come back to Kona!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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everett, WA


  • 4 of 5

Location, location, location. Incredible location, amazing views and sounds you can't get any closer to the shore. Great place, we loved our stay and will go back again - what more can you say!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Jolla, CA

Loved our stay here!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Big Island, and we spent a week here celebrating my birthday. We're not exactly the resort variety, and we like to immerse ourselves in the local culture. With that in mind, we found this place to be perfect in that aspect.

Our favorite things about the unit:

- As was mentioned in the other reviews, the large lanai. We spent most of our mornings and evenings here enjoying the view and the sounds of the surf. The lanai overlooks the famous Banyan Beach surf spot, and we enjoyed watching the surfers. The view from the living room and bedroom were excellent as well.

- "Da Poke Shack" is right downstairs! This place is consistently ranked as some of the best poke on the Big Island, and it was the first place we ate upon arriving.

- The unit is fully stocked (especially the kitchen). We're "foodies" so we didn't spend much time preparing food here. However, there were a few occasions where we made breakfast, as well as some fresh Kona coffee (there is a grinder and coffee maker), and we found everything we needed. We could have just as easily prepared food here all week with how well stocked it was. We also found the washer/dryer very useful as well as the laundry basket.

- The free Wifi.

- The air conditioner in the bedroom. We stayed here at the end of July, so there were a few nights we ran it when it was especially hot/humid. As somewhat of a side note, I believe somebody in another review mentioned it was on a 2 hour timer. It is actually a 12 hour one.

- The Big Island Revealed book under the coffee table (among the many other useful guide books). This especially helped us with our exploration of the island.

- The ample parking.

A couple of other notes:

- As a friendly note to future renters, the ceiling fans in the bedrooms are on speed switches with a scale of 0-4 (with 0 being off). In the excitement of everything, we set it at 4 the first night thinking this was the fastest setting. They only ran at medium speed though. It didn't occur to us until the next morning that 1 is actually the fastest setting.

- Liane (the owner) was very responsive, helpful and friendly. We will undoubtedly consider her units first when we return to the Big Island. Thank you for making our stay a wonderful one!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Selah, WA. USA


  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place to stay. I hesitate to tell just how great it is because it will make it difficult to get a reservation for this hidden gem. It's in a perfect spot on Kona just a short distance from Kona twin and the shops and restaurants but still just remote enough to feel like Hawaii. The view is spectacular. If you don't like sea turtles or beautiful sunsets than this place is not for you. Haha

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Da Poke Shack
Seafood Restaurant
TJ'S BBQ By The Beach
Barbecue Restaurant
A Whale of a Crêpe
La Bourgogne French Restaurant
French Restaurant
Green Flash Coffee
Coffee Shop
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill
Eclectic Restaurant
Tea:licious Cafe
Habaneros Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Banyan Tree Cafe
Kona Blue Sky Coffee Co
Coffee Store
Don the Beachcomber
Fusion Restaurant
Basik cafe
Health Food Restaurant
Blue Moon 100% Kona Coffee
Coffee Shop
Fine Dining Restaurant
On the Rocks
Seafood Restaurant
Laverne's Sports Bar
Bongo Ben's
GetSum' Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Oceans Sports Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Mi Taqueria Potosina
Mexican Restaurant
Humpy's Big Island Alehouse
Mexican Restaurant
Holuakola Garden
Holuakoa Cafe
Kona Haven Cafe
Foster's Kitchen
Fine Dining Restaurant
Kanaka Kava
Island Lava Java
Bar & Grill
Thai Rin Restaurant & Bar
Thai Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Kahaluu Beach Park
Sushi Shiono
Asian Restaurant
Island Ono Loa Grill
Hamburger Restaurant
Holualoa Kona Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Seafood Restaurant
Mi's Waterfront Bistro
Italian Restaurant
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Mi's Waterfront Bistro
Italian Restaurant
Kamana Kitchen
Indian Restaurant
Kona Coffee Lounge
Coffee Shop
Umeke's Poke Bowls And Local Style Lunch Plates
Seafood Restaurant
Longboard Legends Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Lemongrass Bistro
Thai Restaurant
Shimaichi Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Cuz'ns Deli Pizza & Ice Cream
Pizza Restaurant
Tiare Lani Coffee
Tea House
Kona Coffee Cafe
Coffee Shop
San Francisco Bay Coffee Bar - Kona, HI.
Coffee Shop
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Huggo's On The Rocks - Best Oceanfront Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kona Country Club, Ocean Course - Public
Nearest Motorway
Alii Drive
Nearest Restaurant
Da Poke Shack
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Condo beach or for swimming Kahalu'u Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
KTA Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

My Hawaii Vacation Rental is at the Kona Bali Kai Condo complex, 2 1/2 miles south of the quaint town of Kailua-Kona which has numerous shops and restaurants that line the beach. This is unit 204, but I also have an identical oceanfront VRBO listing #48663 in the same complex. Check that listing number to see if your dates are available, if this unit is booked.

Within walking distance only 1/4 mile north of the condo is Alii Gardens Outdoor Marketplace where you will find local arts and crafts and local farmers produce. Great place for shaved ice!

Right next door to the condo is a well known Banyans surfing beach where local surf, boogie board, long board surf and even do kayak surfing. From sun up to sun down it is fun to watch the surfers from the condo lanai. Two miles south of the condo is Kahaluu Beach Park which is one of the best snorkeling spots on the Big Island. Fed by a fresh water spring, up to 10 million gallons per day. These shallow waters are almost always calm, with colorful corals, rock formations, and 100+ species of fish. Swim with schools of colorful fish & green sea turtles in protected waters; don't forget your underwater camera.

Things to do on the island: Boogie Boarding, surfing, body surfing, ocean swimming, kayaking or kayak surfing, long board surfing, lava tube exploring, hiking to lava and volcano, helicopter rides over flowing lava, horseback riding, luau with local food and dancers, golfing, sunset sailing or dinner cruises, submarine adventure, deep sea fishing, ocean rafting, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving or snorkeling with manta rays...just to name a few.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 13.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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