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Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; Fully Updated with Wifi

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Banyans Break Surfer being chased by wave! Enjoy your World class lanai view.

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Last updated: 08/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-10 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Our direct ocean front condo 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, next to the most popular Island surf break in a TOTALLY remodeled unit at a great price point look no further.

Note: I am traveling until Sept. 10. Phone access is doubtful while traveling but I can respond to emails/accept bookings/block out dates, etc. during my trip. Deposits would be ran thru my 3rd party secure transaction company upon my return - or - you can book direct thru the VRBO site but it does have an extra fee by doing so.

The 2BR/BA unit recently completed an $80,000 wall to wall full remodel in early 2014. The new 5 star interior is unbeatable with custom Cherry cabinetry, solid granite counters, new windows, new patterned tiled floors, new stainless steel appliances and new, comfortable beds.

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, DVD movie player, Small radio and Router for free Wifi.

Each major room has a quality Casablanca All Weather Ceiling Fan to keep you cool along with a new, 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 2 hour timer on the AC unit - we gave up on asking guests to not leave the unit 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 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.

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.

Important Note: VRBO/Homeaway instituted a new, "service" fee in Feb. 2016 for direct thru VRBO bookings. This service fee is collected and kept by VRBO (not the owner) and in my opinion does not benefit you, our customer.
For direct VRBO bookings VRBO also charges me, the owner, a higher than market rate for credit card transaction fees.
To save money please click on the "owner send email" button (NOT the book it button which directs you to the more expensive, direct VRBO booking system).

After I receive your date request, etc. I will send you a proposal, usually within 24 hours, which will include no VRBO service fee, no refundable security deposit and savings on the posted nightly rate. I use a 3rd party provider for secure credit card transactions.

Note: If advertising owners don't agree to allow VRBO direct bookings they are severely "punished" by lower placement in the site rankings/searches which is why I currently allow it.
VRBO was recently purchased by Expedia; a lot of long time VRBO users are very unhappy with VRBO/Expedia on their "new" business model.

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.

There is a Concierge available in the Kona Bali Kai lobby to help you with Commercial excursions like luau's, etc.

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 but only 219 is listed on Home Away.

Note: Unit 219 matches unit 305's layout and size except the layouts are reversed.

State of Hawaii Tax ID: W26415890-01

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 808 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Otis elevator is 7 units away.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 with Major Credit Card ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    A smoking area is available a few feet away. Smoking on the lanai can bother neighbors and smoke can enter the unit so we have decided to curtail all smoking in the unit. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Door Blank Width into guest BR is 32", door into MBR bath is 30" and door into Guest bath is 26". ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    With Dresser and 2nd LCD TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Chest of Drawers for cloths and large Mirrored Closet...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom off Master Bedroom: toilet, shower

    Oversized granite sink counter with large linen storage....moreless

  • Guest Bathroom (near greatroom): toilet, shower

    Beautiful Custom Shower with Granite Threshold...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Sharon is an artist specializing in Hawaiiana flower watercolors. Several pictures are in the apartment and are available for sale. $500 large as low as/$200 small framed. Any floral type picture can be painted and mailed via tube to any US/Canada address - inquire. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Several cupboard shelves of Paperback books provided. If you have extra please bring and leave as some extra space for more is available. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray Unit provided...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable box provided for receipt of a long list of High Def. channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small Stereo provided....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Beach is great for lounging with sandy and rocky areas but water not easily accessable unless surfing. Walk 7 minutes to a hidden small beach or drive/walk 1 mile to a nearby County Beach @ La Aloha....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning View of Mt Hualalai from entry walkway. Mountain is frequently covered with clouds by 11:00 AM....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Direct Ocean front unit - view is unbeatable!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Pacific Ocean is 30' away. It does not get any better than this! Lanai extends full width of unit with natural rock pool in front where turtles (Honu) often hang out. Pass the Mai Tai's. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Direct Ocean front unit - view is unbeatable!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Direct Ocean front unit - view is unbeatable!...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    2nd table, on lanai, also sits 4. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Large 12,000 BTU Window unit that cools entire condo. Seldom needed but rare at Kona Bali Kai with Trade Winds...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Samsung HE Stack Washer/Dryer...moreless

  • Elevator:

    Otis elevator is 7 units away. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    You have to be kidding, you don't need heating here. Rare for temperature to drop below 70 degrees F. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Router provided for free Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Normal linens provided ready to go...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Hide-a-bed couch, comfortable side chair and standard small tables, TV stand & Electronics. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Free covered parking below, close to unit. Cars have an ocean view also. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Provided with free calls to USA and Canada. Handsets in Kitchen, Greatroom and MBR...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    6 sets of towels provided (5 hand towels) and normally 6 beach towels are provided. It is the guest's responsibility to launder/put away any beach towels used and replace any lost towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New Samsung HE Stack Washer/Dryer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Supplied with Filters...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Quality dishes and Utensils supplied....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New Stainless steel Samsung unit...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New Custom Cherry Cabinets and slab granite counters. Top of the line in all respects...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New Samsung Stainless steel with built in turntable, over Stove....moreless

  • Oven:

    Standard with self cleaning feature. Please replace the foil on bottom of oven if you bake and foil is dripped on. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry contains extra linens, linens for Sofa Bed, Washing Machine Detergent, Beach towels, etc. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard 2 Door refrigerator with Freezer on top. Ice cube trays provided (icemaker's are a maintenance issue). ...moreless

  • Stove:

    New Stainless steel Samsung w/glass top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Supplied, 2 slice...moreless

Outside

  • Golf:

    3 Miles south @ Kona Country Club (when renovation is complete) ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks can be rented 2 miles South in Keauhou bay....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Sweeping Direct Ocean Front View of Pacific Ocean. It does not get any better than this! Lanai extends full width of condo so separate 8' sliders enter lanai from MBR and Living Room. of unit....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Soft, green lawn between your lanai and edge of ocean. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Adjacent to unit on lawn below. Fish or Fillet??...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Large, quiet solar heated courtyard pool adjacent to Lobby and Elevator....moreless

  • Heated Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Low Season
Mar 28 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$144
$3,900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

2016 Ironman
Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2016
10 night min stay
$189

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2016
Oct 11 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$144
$3,900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Holidays 2016
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
10 night min stay
$189

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

High 2017
Jan 3 - Apr 4, 2017
2 night min stay
$175
$4,650
2017 Low Season
Apr 5 - Oct 6, 2017
2 night min stay
$149
$4,050
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$144
$3,900

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning @ end of stay $125 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

Stays under 7 nights must be booked adjacent to an existing booking.

Minimum initial deposit for direct owner bookings is $400.00

Cleaning fee is waived for stays of 2 weeks or more up to 1 month.

Damage deposit is NOT required if you book directly with the owner. We use your card info in lieu.

Often additional savings if you book directly with the owner next to an existing booking (Ask).

For 2016 save 20%/nite when booking gaps of 1 to 5 nights - or - 1 night free for booking 6 to 17 nite gaps.

7 night minimum stay is normally waived when booking next to an existing booking.

Exact calendar dates for Ironman and Holidays are flexible; nights over 10 will be at seasonal rates.

Add 2% to booking cost if booked direct through VRBO with an out of USA Card. Extra assessed @ final payment.

If you book directly with the owner and pay final by check in $ US you will save a minimum of 2% (Ask).


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

11 Miles
Nearest Airport
KOA
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Huggo's at south edge of Kailua Kona
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kona Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Belt Highway
Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Poki Shack (Lunch) is on site
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Top of Mauna Kea
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
La Aloha/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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Kailua-Kona, HI, USA:
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??

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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. A concierge is available in the lobby to help you plan excursions and local events. 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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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Banyans Break Surfer being chased by wave! Enjoy your World class lanai view.

    Banyans Break Surfer being chased by wave! Enjoy your World class lanai view.

  • KBK 219 Lanai View Looking South. Note fully accessible shoreline!

    KBK 219 Lanai View Looking South. Note fully accessible shoreline!

  • Lanai Seating including cushioned love seat, chair, chaise & Glass top table set

    Lanai Seating including cushioned love seat, chair, chaise & Glass top table set

  • Greatroom - note custom patterned tile floor - large wall A/C cools entire unit for those rare, sticky late summer days.

    Greatroom - note custom patterned tile floor - large wall A/C cools entire unit for those rare, sticky late summer days.

  • Electronics with 39' Samsung TV, Hi Def. Cable box, Wifi, BRay player & Stereo

    Electronics with 39' Samsung TV, Hi Def. Cable box, Wifi, BRay player & Stereo

  • 'Old' Hawaii View looking South from Lanai toward the sea.

    'Old' Hawaii View looking South from Lanai toward the sea.

  • Master Bedroom Bath w/Cherry/granite cabinets &  Custom tile shower with Glass water shield.

    Master Bedroom Bath w/Cherry/granite cabinets & Custom tile shower with Glass water shield.

  • Comfortable Great Room Seating area w/sofa bed & large side chair.

    Comfortable Great Room Seating area w/sofa bed & large side chair.

  • KBK 219 Kitchen showing bar detail & seating.  Large array of paperback books.

    KBK 219 Kitchen showing bar detail & seating. Large array of paperback books.

  • Seal Pup - Hey Hey Hey! See any 'poki' fish for a wild, crazy but sleepy seal??

    Seal Pup - Hey Hey Hey! See any 'poki' fish for a wild, crazy but sleepy seal??

  • National Park Crater Hike - covered in my client guest letter.

    National Park Crater Hike - covered in my client guest letter.

  • Bird of Paradise bloom year round

    Bird of Paradise bloom year round

  • Turtle (Honu) Hangout Natural Rock Pool Directly in Front of Unit 219's lanai.

    Turtle (Honu) Hangout Natural Rock Pool Directly in Front of Unit 219's lanai.

  • KBK Lanai view looking north to Beach Cove.

    KBK Lanai view looking north to Beach Cove.

  • Dream kitchen with Cherry cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances

    Dream kitchen with Cherry cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances

  • MBR with new King bed, Pella sliders, mirrored doors - poodle not included

    MBR with new King bed, Pella sliders, mirrored doors - poodle not included

  • Guest BR with new Queen bed, large Jalousie windows and Mirrored closet doors

    Guest BR with new Queen bed, large Jalousie windows and Mirrored closet doors

  • Guest bath with cherry/granite cabinetry and custom tiled shower.

    Guest bath with cherry/granite cabinetry and custom tiled shower.

  • New HE Samsung Stack Front Loading Washer & Dryer.

    New HE Samsung Stack Front Loading Washer & Dryer.

  • 8,000' Mt. Hualali overlooking Kailua- Kona (taken from 219 front door entry)

    8,000' Mt. Hualali overlooking Kailua- Kona (taken from 219 front door entry)

  • KBK Center Courtyard Solar Heated Pool is steps away.

    KBK Center Courtyard Solar Heated Pool is steps away.

  • Hey dumb-ass - I'm over here: Can't catch me, can't catch a flea, nene nene nene

    Hey dumb-ass - I'm over here: Can't catch me, can't catch a flea, nene nene nene

  • Mauna Kea Summit; almost 14,000 feet!  Bring O2 and skiis after a winter storm.

    Mauna Kea Summit; almost 14,000 feet! Bring O2 and skiis after a winter storm.

  • Akaka Falls north of Hilo, easy loop walk on paved trail.

    Akaka Falls north of Hilo, easy loop walk on paved trail.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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