About the property
- Condo1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Small Complex With Everything Oceanfront- Heated Pool/Hot Tub/Elevator
OCEAN FRONT BEAUTY!
ABSOLUTE OCEANFRONT WITH STUNNING OCEAN VIEWS
FREE AIR CONDITIONING, FREE WIFI, FREE PARKING,
ELEVATOR ACCESS & ASSIGNED COVERED PARKING
OCEANFRONT POOL, HOT TUB, WEBBER GAS BBQ AND OUTDOOR SHOWER - COMPLETELY REMODELLED
CENTRALLY LOCATED - CLOSE TO BEACHES, DOWNTOWN, GROCERY STORES PLUS NUMEROUS DINING, SHOPPING AND SIGHTSEEING OPPORTUNITIES
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
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 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 Hōlualoa
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.
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This place is awesome!
I was nervous about booking a condo on line. You hear so many horror stories about nice pictures that don’t match the actual place you stay. This was absolutely not the case. I cannot say enough great things about not only the condo but the easy access and communication we received from the owner. Everything was exactly as shown and promised. You can literally show up and enjoy where you are. If you book this condo, RELAX. You will be more than happy with what you get. We will stay here again, every time if possible. Thank you. Laura Cox
Wonderful vacation in a tropical dream location
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.
Aloha Diane, So happy you had a wonderful time. You and your husband seem to like the same things we do about my condo. Hope you come back. A hui kaua (until we meet next time).
Relaxing oceanfront sanctuary - amazing!
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.
Aloha, That was the nicest review I've ever had. So happy you enjoyed my condo as much as my family does. A Hui Hou Kākou (Until We Meet Again).
Everything anyone would want or need.
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!!
Mahalo for such a nice review. I'm so happy you enjoyed my condo as much as my family does.
Nicely furnished and stocked, gorgeous location. Loved it!
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!
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.
Outstanding stay at this condo!!!
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!
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
Ali drive is right out front to get walking, running or cycling.