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OCEANFRONT Beauty- Touch the Ocean & watch Surfers- A/C-Elevator """

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Small Complex With Everything Oceanfront- Heated Pool/Hot Tub/Elevator







Feast your palate with this ocean front condo in the heart of Kailua Kona's "surf city". Spectacular early morning + evening sunsets awaits.

HAWAII AT ITS BEST! From the privacy of the extra long lanai (exclusive to 3 units), you will enjoy the perfect vantage point for watching whales seasonally, spinning dolphins, turtles, surfers, sailboats, and listen to the crashing waves. The small Banyan Tree condo complex is located midway between Kailua Kona and Keauhou. The Banyan Tree is a small, well-kept complex with only 20 units so it never feels crowded. The property is located as close as you can get to the Pacific Ocean. In fact new construction is no longer allowed to be as close to the ocean as Banyan Tree. The heated, ocean front pool has mesmerizing views and plenty of comfortable lounge chairs. Barbecue grills and a hot tub are also poolside. A spacious veranda next to the unit offers amazing views and larger tables for entertaining. Directly next door is a small, sandy beach which is a perfect entry for surfing, boogie boarding and paddle boarding.

Banyan Tree is centrally located on the sunny side of the Big Island in Kailua-Kona. Top rated restaurants like the Poke Shack and local farmers markets are minutes away. Downtown Kona, with galleries and shops is less than three miles. Alii drive, which is great for ocean walks, is right out the back door. Ready for the beach? Magic Sands Beach is less than a mile away. Kahalu'u Beach is only two miles and has easy snorkeling where you can get up-close to beautiful reefs and abundant sea life. It's also a perfect place to learn to surf. Postcard perfect beaches such as Hapuna Beach and Kua Bay are to the north and Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park and Captain Cooks monument lie to the south. Since Banyan Tree is located about halfway up the coast you can drive to either end of the island in about 30 minutes. When you're done just park in your designated parking stall and take the elevator steps away to your retreat!

This is an ocean lover's dream, we hope you visit soon!

Remodeled kitchen, Full size washer/dryer, Free Wifi, beach chairs/boogie boards.

Easy walk from the car to front door - NO STAIRS to hassle with. Security keyed elevator for your convenience and safety. What more can you ask for.

2nd floor offers a wonderful ocean breeze + newly installed Solar blinds keeps the condo cooler during the summer months.

Best location, off Alii drive.

Convenience store across the street for extra ice/spirits/newspaper, etc.

Hawaii Tax ID # TA-155-185-3568-01GE-155-185-3568-01

More Details

ian vint
Member since: 2002
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About ian vint

We live in Boulder Colorado- outdoor living is what we are all about. We bought Banyan Tree to surf right from the property plus watch other surfers and the whales right from our deck. We are so happy we can share our beautiful place with you.

ian vint purchased this condo in 2015

Why ian vint chose Kailua-Kona

Smaller complex only 20 units makes the pool and hot tub feel private- everything is easy assessible. Pool and Hot tub hours 9am-10pm

What makes this condo unique

Palm trees plus the surfers right outside your double oceanfront deck. Also the large veranda which is just to the left of the unit.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms 1- full 2- step in glass shower and double sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Full (memory foam mattress) and single pullout couch in living area.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This place is for someone who loves the Ocean. The waves can be heard from both bedrooms. It is wonderful watching the surfers right from the unit deck. Beach chairs are included in the unit.


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(66 traveler reviews)

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TRUE OCEANFRONT- Touch Ocean & Surfers- New A/C-Elevator-Parking
average rating of 4.742424 based on 66 reviews

Comfortable, clean and a beauty. This special place made us feel right at home. We will be back!!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Dawn,

Oh my goodness we absolutely love your place it is so perfect for our family and we are seriously already talking about when we will be booking it again next year. Thank you so much for having us stay, it's the most comfortable vacation rental we have ever stayed in!

This was our first time on The Big Island and we had a good balance of sightseeing, shopping, beach and relaxing at your place and the wonderful pool area. There is still more to see and do for next time.

This condo is super great, beds comfy, nice furniture and decor, good kitchen layout and appliances, the blender was nice to have for smoothies and margaritas. We liked all the plastic glasses and the coffee maker worked good. Having the beach gear and cooler was great. The bath towels are really nice and there is enough of them. We loved the big patio and patio furniture too. All the storage in the front entry area was super handy. The complex is in great shape and really well cared for. The pool and area, BBQ's and location of the condo were awesome. With the complex only having 20 units it was quiet and not busy. The people we did meet were all nice and did not mind our active kids and us playing at the pool. We had dinner at Original Thai twice, the food was delicious! It sure was easy to prepare good meals in your kitchen with the tools provided. Having the laundry was a bonus. It was magical being so close to the ocean and hearing the waves and watching the surfers. The air conditioning was lovely for the extra hot and muggy nights.

We will be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Chera, Mahalo for your WONDERFUL review. So happy you are coming back and hopefully the Big Island will be your annual tradition. Also thanks for your idea on the lighter shower curtain to let the light in, it is now up and bathroom is bright. Yes, the Big Island has so much to do and there never seems to be enough time.
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Spokane, Washington, USA

Wonderful vacation in a tropical dream location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Dawn's fabulous condo for 2 weeks and loved it. To be right next to the ocean, to hear the surf, watch the surfers every day was fantastic. The condo had everything we could ask for from dishes, pots and pans, spices, a rice cooker(!), to beach towels and beach equipment. The beds were extremely comfortable. (Did I mention the surf? It was like a lullaby at night.) Although the unit has air conditioning, we didn't have need of it since the trade winds were blowing daily. Opening up the front door as well as the sliders allowed for the unit to be fully cooled. One day we were treated to our very own dolphin show when a pod of spinner dolphins appeared. Soon snorkel boats also appeared. The dolphins stayed in the area right in front of the condo complex all morning, jumping, splashing, and generally providing us with free entertainment. One day we watched turtles feed, and on another day we were amazed when, while watching the surfers, we noticed that due to the clear water, you could actually see yellow tangs swimming. And the unit is on the 2nd floor! We made frequent use of the pool and hot tub. The condo sits in an ideal location between the south part of the island and the west portion. If you enjoy snorkeling, don't miss Kahalu'u beach. Although a bit tricky to enter the water, the number and variety of fish is wonderful. Visit a coffee plantation, drive to the Kiluea volcano, hike to see petroglyphs. But at the end of a busy day of sightseeing, returning to this wonderful ocean-front condo can't be beat. Cook some island fresh fish or purchase a take out meal from one of the local restaurants, then enjoy your meal out on the lanai. Dawn or Ian will answer any questions you might have. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing oceanfront sanctuary - amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This delightful condo was a highlight of our amazing island vacation. The location cannot be beat – literally steps from the ocean. We’d take walks to say hello to the resident geckos in the trees and the turtles in the rocky tide pools just a few yards away, before taking our surfboards out via the stairs leading right into the ocean on the side of the building. The convenience store directly across the street was great for snacks and drinks needs. We had a Jeep (and appreciated the dedicated parking spot) and swam, boogie boarded, surfed and snorkeled all over the island. The lovely beach town with shops and restaurants and resorts was just a few minutes down the road. We enjoyed glorious sunsets, great shopping, beautiful views, a fantastic luau, and yummy tropical concoctions. The condo is centrally located for everything we wanted do and see – from whale spotting to visiting black sand and white sand beaches to incredible snorkeling beaches where we swam with rainbows of fish and turtles to valleys with waterfalls and wild (but very friendly and pettable) horses to getting up close and personal to volcanos – we felt so fortunate to see and do it all, and have a comfortable home base from which to do it.

The condo itself was beautifully appointed with everything we needed. Fresh fluffy towels, lots of pillows, great water pressure in the bathrooms, privacy in the bedrooms, and an open living area for lounging. I was lulled to sleep by the sounds of waves and woke each morning to see the ocean and palm trees without even having to get out of bed. We didn’t use the A/C - finding that the fans and the ocean breezes from the large sliders in the bedroom and living room kept the temperatures very comfortable. There’s a dining room table, but we mostly ate on the private lanai – and with a view as glorious as this, why wouldn’t we? Having a full kitchen was great; we’d make coffee and toast bagels before going into town for late breakfasts. Having a full-size washer and dryer came in handy to keep us in fresh bath and beach towels over the course of our stay. The hosts checked in on us to ensure we arrived safely, and as they had emailed us ahead of time with helpful hints and all the necessary info for electronic access to the condo, we were ready to roll the moment we arrived.

I’d highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a Hawaiian island home away from home – it was a relaxing sanctuary and we loved staying there.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely furnished and stocked, gorgeous location. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a week in February -- our annual "get out of Seattle and see the sun" trip. Our party was a couple + one friend, and this unit was nearly perfect for us.

One sort of odd thing is that the master bedroom doesn't have a permanent wall - rather, you slide out partitions to section it off from the living area. So, we opted to put the couple in the second bedroom for more privacy and the single person in the "master." This really wasn't a problem for us -- just something to note when you're deciding whether this is the place for you.

The condo is furnished beautifully, with a nice, updated kitchen (granite counters, full-size oven/range, microwave, coffee maker, full-size kitchen, and everything you need to cook dinner in). It's nicely and cohesively decorated (this doesn't matter to everyone, but for me, I can relax a lot better on vacation if I'm in a place that's pretty as well as functional). Well stocked with linens, as well as things you might want to use for a day at the beach/pool/hot tub (cooler, beach towels, body boards, pool noodles, chairs, etc etc).

The lanai is a bit cramped for more than a couple; it's long and narrow, with two seating areas meant for two people (one end is set up with a high bistro table for eating and the other end with relaxing chairs for sitting and whale-watching). However, right next door is a public veranda, so it's very easy to bring your meal over there and enjoy your dinner in a more spacious environment. Either way, you'll have a perfect view of the ocean and sunset while you do it. Because guys, this place is SERIOUSLY oceanfront.

The unit includes an assigned parking spot in the garage below, so there is no worry about finding a place to put your car at the end of a long day of island exploration.

Ian and Dawn were an absolute pleasure to work with. They were very quick to respond to my questions, and always with very helpful answers.

In short, we loved our stay here and sure hope it's available next time we want to come to the big island!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, so grateful for your detailed review. I'm so happy you liked how the place is decorated. As you know I like color and maybe choose color and comfort over consistency. It makes me very happy when others enjoy my place as much as my family. MAHALO.
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Everything anyone would want or need.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully furnished and everything so clean! Great views ! Can't say enough how much we enjoyed being in this unit. Especially liked the feeling of security; great to have parking. Just a great place to stay. Hope will be able to come again to the Big Island and will definitely look to book this condo. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for such a nice review. I'm so happy you enjoyed my condo as much as my family does.
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Denver, Colorado

Outstanding stay at this condo!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week at the Banyan Tree Condo #205! The condo was perfectly situated above the very clean pool with an amazing view and soft roar of the rolling waves of the Pacific. We often play music when we rent but the “music” of the ocean waves were so calming that we never turned on our music. We were impressed with the maintenance of the property and pool area. We had excellent weather to watch dozens of surfers every morning and whales mid-morning or in the afternoon. Neighbors were all very quiet and all seemed to mutually respect other tenants. The condo itself was immaculately clean, perfect size and location, and well stocked with everything we could possibly need. If ever we had any questions, the owners responded immediately to our texts. We appreciated the convenient market across the street for small items. It was one of most peaceful vacations we have ever spent in Hawaii! We highly recommend renting this condo. Thank you Dawn & Ian!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Janine, I'm so excited about the nice review you left. Ian and I work very hard to try and make our condo a wonderful get away for our guests. I always wanted to own a Bed and Breakfast and this condo is the next best thing. We are always trying to make our place as comfortable as possible, so appreciate you and your husband noticing. Mahalo
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kona International Airport
Car: necessary

Ali drive is right out front to get walking, running or cycling.




Additional information about rental rates

A/C $25 + Tax
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 14.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.