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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 2 - 10 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.

*Nov 1 air conditioning is available for $10 extra per night

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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

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OCEANFRONT Beauty- Touch the Ocean & watch Surfers-*A/C-Elevator
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 55 reviews
Murphysboro, Illinois

Our impression of this property is that it is in a wonderful location with a fabulous view.

  • 4 of 5

Incredible view of the ocean right off the huge balcony. Easy three mile walk to the Kona village. Love all the runners and cyclists working out on Alli Drive. Only issue is that there is no air conditioning, which made it a bit uncomfortable at times. But overall a wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Misty, Thanks for your review and glad you had a good time. I've owned the property for almost 3 years and have never had a complaint with the Ocean breeze until this summer. So far you are my 3rd 4 star review because I don't have A/C. I have it scheduled to be installed Oct 30th. I believe the A/C will rarely be used but will be available for the next hotter than usual summer. Hope you have safe travels home. MAHALO
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Couldn’t get nearer to the sea enjoyed watching the surfers from lanai, nice and clean, well equipped lots of beach stuff, great location undercover parking enjoyed stay thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: MAHALO- so happy you had a nice time. Agree, love watching the surfers. Hope you come back soon.
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Oceanfront sunsets were wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (three of us) enjoyed our stay at this well-equipped OCEANFRONT condo. The views of the ocean are stunning! We fell asleep every night listening to the waves crash on the nearby rocks. The kitchen had everything we needed. One night we used the pool-side community grill which was very clean. The owner was very easy to work with. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you want in a lanai

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 3 nights to be close to Kona diving but ended up getting sick just before we arrived from Oahu. We didn't expect to actually spend much time here but we cancelled some of our dives and ended up with time to relax. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to lounge with an amazing view and breeze, enjoy breakfast and coffee while watching turtles and surfers on the lanai, and watch sunsets from bed. If we ever make it back to do more Kona diving, we'll definitely be staying here!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: MAHALO for your review. We were on the Island during your visit so checked in right after you. When we arrived we could not believe how clean it was, spotless. I've never felt my condo being to hot with it being so close to the Ocean, it has such a nice breeze. I have A/C scheduled to be installed end of Oct. I don't believe most guests will use it opposed to the Ocean breeze but added as a option. Hope you guys come back again and Congratulations!!!
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Excellent location, amazing views!

  • 4 of 5

Loved my recent stay at Banyan Tree! The location is super close to Kona town, but far enough away to offer peace and quiet, out of the tourist bustle. Plus, you are right next door to the Poke Shack! The lanai is basically almost on the ocean, loved seeing the blues of the water change as the sun rose. Surfers daily and amazing sunsets too! Condo was comfortable and had everything I needed. Appreciated the option of table seating or rocking chairs on the lanai. The covered parking is a bonus, such a treat to get a car that is not blazing hot. Dawn was very attentive checking with me to make sure arrival was smooth, and was available to offer suggestions as needed for recreation, I really loved that personal connection. The only reason for 4 vs 5 stars- I run hot, so I was highly dependent on fans while there. An A/C option, even a portable unit would have earned the fifth star. Overall, a great find.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betsy, Thank you for such a nice review. We have debated adding A/C but feel our unit with the double wide Lanai brings in the breeze needed to keep the condo cool. Kona was hotter than usual during your stay so continue to debate adding the A/C for these rare occations. Mahalo
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Nolensville, Tennessee

Great location, lovely condo

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Banyan Tree. The condo is right on the water with beautiful views. Condo unit had everything you need (lots of beach towels, beach chairs, cleaning supplies,...) The lack of AC does take getting used to, but we were really only hot one evening. The nearby veranda is everything the owner described. We ate dinner and played board games all alone enjoying the breeze. Close to the heart of Kona but away from the downtown noise.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 14.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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