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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 - 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.

Winter Season air conditioning is available for $10 extra per night. Summer Season May 1-Oct 31 air conditioning is included in the rate.

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:
January 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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OCEANFRONT Beauty- Touch the Ocean & watch Surfers-*A/C-Elevator
average rating of 4.7166667 based on 60 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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Great spot great views everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location with expansive views and furnished. balcony overlooking Banyan surf spot and facing sunset. Liked that the 2nd bedroom was at the other side of the condo from the master for privacy. Perfect for one or two couples. Easy covered parking, little market across the street,, a bit outside the worst of busy tourist area but not too far. Well supplied with whatever small appliance you would need, beach towels, chairs, mats. Good water pressure in showers, very clean and everything in good condition. Would come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sherry, I'm so happy you enjoyed the condo. Hoping you had good travels home and please come back soon. Mahalo.
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Beautiful view! Nice accomodations, though it needs fan in livingroom & better lighting ing livingro

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay! Loved the beautiful views & nice condo. Could use a fan in living room & better lighting in kitchen though.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. A/C does not work as effectively when running the two ceiling fans, next time when using A/C do not turn any ceiling fans on for best results. Note: I will not be adding anymore ceiling fans since there are already two in the main living area. The kitchen was just remodeled so have no idea how to get more lighting. Mahalo.
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Great Oceanfront Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with this property! It was clean and had everything we needed for our week there. The location was perfect. Even though we had neighbors on both sides of us we never heard a thing. The only sounds we heard were the waves crashing on the rocks. We slept with the sliders open every night. The view was amazing. We enjoyed being able to watch the surfers from the lanai. The pool and jacuzzi were well maintained and we loved having a BBQ available. The owners had great communication with us when needed. We would not hesitate going back to this condo. So much better than a hotel room! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, I'm so happy you had a wonderful vacation. My husband and I do are very best to make vacations such as yours be a positive experience. Mahalo for your review.
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Location Location Location!!!!

  • 4 of 5

This ocean front, end unit condo was perfect for our active party of 4. The property is in a stellar location - Just down the road a mile or two from Kahalu'u Bay where we got some fabulous snorkeling time in over several days. Watching the surfers directly out in front of our patio at breakfast time and during happy hour while being lulled to the sounds of the waves was magical and mesmerizing. Dawn, the owner is very responsive and the condo was equipped with everything we needed including beach towels and water toys. The property and decor are a bit dated but we still considered it a perfect home base while we explored the island.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Shelley, Thank you for such a nice review. I hope you come back soon. MAHALO.
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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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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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