About the property
- Condo808 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Our direct ocean front condo (Unit 219) sits 30' behind the Kona Bali Kai seawall. You can't get any closer to the sea without getting wet.
If you want DIRECT Ocean Front (you know you do!), next to the most popular Island surf break in a TOTALLY remodeled/renovated unit at an unbeatable value look no further. The view is world class - it just does not get any better! Our annual occupancy is normally over 90%!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our 2 night minimum ONLY applies if you book next to an existing booking (Calendar is kept current). Otherwise the normal minimum (xmas & Ironman are likely longer) is 6 nights. This is also covered under the notes section at the bottom of the rates area.
VRBO software limitations make it difficult to cover this topic other than writing it out. If you book for less than 6 nights AND not next to an existing reservation we will likely ask you to cancel your reservation as our primary marketing is towards longer stays. Kindly Email me if you have any questions.
Note: The KBK Pool/Pool Deck area was redone this past summer (2017) and reopened last September.
The 2BR/BA unit completed an $80,000 wall to wall full remodel in early 2014. The 5 star interior is unbeatable with custom Cherry cabinetry, solid granite counters, new windows, new patterned tiled floors and new stainless steel appliances. The MBR King bed was just replaced in April, 2017.
Total square footage including lanai is about 1,000'. You will notice different sizes quoted in KBK adds. To my knowledge all 2BR ocean front units are the same size? Interiors are about 806 square feet + the 200 square feet lanai.
Enjoy our full width lanai with new top of the line Pella double glass, low e, Fiberglass sliders adjoining the master bedroom and Greatroom. If the surf noise at night is to loud just use the doors to control the sound level.
Entertainment center includes 39' Samsung TV with cable box to receive Hi Def Programming, radio and dedicated Router for free Wifi.
Each major room has a quality Casablanca All Weather Ceiling Fan to keep you cool along with a newer, 12,000 BTU A/C in the Greatroom for those rare late summer sticky days. Most Ocean Front units @ Kona Bali Kai do not provide AC (its rarely needed!).
Note: We reluctantly placed a 4 hour manual timer on the AC unit - we gave up asking guests to not leave the condo for the day with the A/C on (power in Kona is incredibly expensive).
We provide free long distance calls to the US and Canada Mainland.
The famous (site of frequent competitions) Banyan Surf Break is just offshore from our unit so you'll enjoy watching the surfers in between checking out the frequent turtle (Honu) visitor in the natural lava pond directly in front of the lanai.
Our unit is on the convenient 2nd building level with quick access to free ground level parking, courtyard pool and no steps to apartment if you prefer to use the elevator. Just a narrow strip of lawn separates you from the ocean. The natural lave rock pool in front forces the waves to break out from shore further, reducing the surf noise level, a plus.
Custom shoji type silhouette sliding glass panels (Unique to Kona Bali Kai) separate the Greatroom from the MBR.
The coastline in front of Kona Bali Kai has accessible tide pools and sandy areas - perfect for poking around on a lazy afternoon. Free Oceanfront propane fired outdoor Barbecues with adjacent picnic tables are available for guests.
White Sands County Park is 1 mile south, Kahaluu snorkeling beach/bay is 2 miles south and there is a great small hidden beach cove a short walk away I'll tell you about in my client letter after booking.
Kona Bali Kai is 3 miles south of the Village of Kailua Kona and 3 miles north of the village of Keauhou. Both offer shopping, groceries, restaurants, cinema's, etc.
We live 1 mile south most of the year at an ocean view condo which 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.
We provide a detailed, exclusive 16 page guest letter to our clients listing our favorite guide book and information on a host of our favorite beaches, day hikes and snorkel spots to help you with your vacation planning. We also provide tips on how to save AIRFARE & car rental expenses.
Sharon is a part time commercial artist specializing in tropical flower water colors. You will enjoy several examples of her paintings in the condo. Painting are available for sale or can be done from a favorite photograph; prices start at ~ $200.
Master Bedroom has a full size king bed with nightstands and chest of drawers; 2nd BR has a queen bed with nightstands, dresser and large LCD TV.
This is our 2nd Kona Bali Kai Direct Ocean Front Rental. See VRBO listing 329786 for details and pictures of our sister unit a few doors away that sits directly in front of the Banyan's surf break. Both units are currently listed on VRBO..
Note: Unit 219 matches unit 305's layout and size except the layouts are reversed.
State of Hawaii Tax ID: GE/TA-203-587-7888-01
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 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 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. This is our 2nd purchased ocean front unit @ Kona Bali Kai. Lynn set up a special IRA fund which allowed him to purchase this unit directly and market under the name of Konanoff LLC but after all the legalese its just Lynn and Sharon's 2nd great unit.
Lynn Noffsinger purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Lynn Noffsinger chose Hōlualoa
Direct, fully refurbished (after being stripped to block walls) oceanfront next to 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 ocean front barbeques or check out the small 'POKI Shack' lunch spot just down the steps 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 and local ($2/trip/person on Keauhou Trolley) bus service is available in front of the building. Too many options, not enough time - recommend enjoying the lanai view, watching the surfers wipe out and say hello to the Turtles while you think about it. There is a small, secluded sand beach a short walk away I'll tell you about it in my Guest letter.
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Had a wonderful time and enjoyed this property immensely. Nice upgraded condo had eveything we needed.
Clean. Well equipped. Well appointed. Great view. Lots of turtles and waves. Plenty of surfers and boogie boarders. Owner very helpful.
Excellent place to stay
This is the 4th time we have stayed in this property and have enjoyed every time. We will be back again next year.
Wonderful apartment, exactly as advertised!
We loved our stay... the apartment has a great view of the ocean, and is literally right in front of the surf break. Having a coffee on the lanai and watching the surf in the morning was perfect!
The suite is really well stocked, so you don't need to worry about not having access to things that you would need at home
Fabulous direct ocean front condo. Spotlessly clean with responsive owners who live close by.
Great true ocean front condo. Spotlessly clean with responsive owners who live a block away and take great pride in their property any your enjoyment.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lynn's condo.
Everything met or exceeded our expectations. Being right on the ocean was very relaxing. Just what the doctor ordered. The location is great for exploring Kona and the west side of the island. Will definitely look to stay here again in the future.
The owner provided handbook was a great help planning our activities. Much appreciated!
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!
Rates & Availability
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Important: Stays under 6 nights (Note: Ironman is 10 nights minimum, New Years is 4 nights minimum) must normally be booked adjacent to an existing booking. Please call or write if you have questions on this. Autobooking Reservations will be cancelled if they don't meet this requirement. 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.