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Oceanfront Penthouse, As Close As You Can Stay To Ocean, Stunning Views, A/C!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Big Island ,2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom, Penthouse with Amazing Views, A/C , Free Wifi

Banyan Tree Penthouse Condo 402 is a spacious, ocean front condo with an ocean view that will leave you breathless. Located on the quiet 4th floor, penthouse level yet so close to the water that you can actually look down and see tropical fish like the yellow tang! Sea turtles, spinner dolphins, humpback whales (when in season) and surfers often entertain you by day and the surf will lull you to sleep each night. The living room features floor to ceiling windows that look as though the ocean is coming inside! The private, tiled lanai is the perfect place to enjoy your coffee in the morning or to have a cocktail and watch a picture perfect sunset in the evening.

Inside you’ll find all the comforts of home. The oceanfront master bedroom has a comfy king bed and the second bedroom a queen and twin so the unit comfortably sleeps five. The fully stocked kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to make meals or prepare for the perfect "sunset happy hour"! Enjoy two flat screen TV’s with over 200 channels, a DVD library, Bluetooth speaker for your tunes and free WiFi. Beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, coolers and an umbrella are supplied for your beach days. Pack fewer clothes for your trip if you like because of the new full size Maytag washer and dryer. Air conditioning is throughout the condo to keep you cool on those warmer Kona days!

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 on the second floor with amazing views is available to all Banyan Tree guests for entertaining. Directly next door is a small, sandy beach where the locals access the Banyan Surf site, a famed stretch of water in front of the condo known for fantastic surfing and boogie 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. Historic 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 great 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. Also to the south is Two Step Beach, located near Pu’u Honua O Honaunau National Historic Park, which is a perfect snorkeling spot to explore the crystal clear waters of Kona’s coast. Since Banyan Tree is located about halfway up the Kona coast you can easily drive to either end of the island. When you're done just park in your designated parking stall and take the elevator to your penthouse retreat!

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

(For additional photos and info visit our website at www.banyantreecondo.com!)

Hawaii Tax ID#W67272879-01

More Details

Owner
Kim & Jon Bourgain
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Kim & Jon Bourgain

We are the Bourgain's from Littleton, Colorado and welcome to our "happy place"! We have been traveling to the Hawaiian islands for over 20 years. After spending time on all the islands we decided the Big Island was our favorite! It seems more laid back and to us more like we envision 'old Hawaii' When we take a beach vacation we always try to find properties where we can see the ocean from our condo and the pool. When we saw Banyan Tree it was the perfect fit!

Kim & Jon Bourgain purchased this condo in 2016

Why Kim & Jon Bourgain chose Kona Coast

We stayed at the Banyan Tree condos and were blown away by the views, the proximity to the ocean and how private it was. We also liked how it is centrally located on the Kona coast so it doesn't take long to go to the north or south end of the island. It's also right in the middle of many of the best restaurants, markets and shopping on the island. Now that we own Banyan Tree #402 we can honestly say we are even more impressed by the attention to detail that is paid to maintain and improve the property for the benefit of the guests.

What makes this condo unique

Direct Ocean Front. You simply can't stay any closer to the ocean. You won't find a more beautiful pool any closer to the ocean. This is an ocean lover's paradise!

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Don's Mai Tai Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Da Poke Shack
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Magic Sands Beach

The Banyan Tree is centrally located on the sunny side of the Big Island in the town of Kailua-Kona. Right next door is a small sandy beach where the local surfers enter the water to access the famed Banyan surf site to surf and boogie board.

Historic Alii Drive is out the back door and great for an ocean walk. Ready for the beach? Magic Sands beach is less than a mile away. Kahalu'u Beach is only two miles and is an easy to access snorkeling spot where you can get up-close to beautiful reefs and abundant sea life. It's also a friendly 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. Also to the south is Two Step Beach, which is located just north of Pu’u Honua O Honaunau National Historic Park, which is a perfect snorkeling spot to explore the crystal clear waters of Kona’s coast. Please your palate with lots of great dining options. The famous Da Poke Shack is within a block and within a few miles there are tasty restaurants including including Jackie Reys, Umekes Fish Market Bar & Grill, Island Lava Java, TJ's Barbecue and the Fish Hopper. KTA Supermarket is only a few miles south on Alii Drive in Keauhou. Snorkel Bob's, an easy place to rent your snorkel gear, is also just a few miles down the road.

Amenities

Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full size hot water heater, plenty of hot water for showers
    Bathroom - Master - toilet , shower , double sinks, dressing area
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen and twin bed. Flat screen TV, free WiFi
  • Master Bedroom is ocean front with private Lanai. Comfy new king bed with pillow top. Let the sounds of the surf put you to sleep!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Oceanfront Penthouse, As Close As You Can Stay To Ocean, Stunning Views, A/C!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
San Juan Capistrano, CA
5

Tropical Serenity

  • 5 of 5

We visited three locations on this, our anniversary trip: Ka'anapali Beach, Hilo and Kona. I'm so glad we saved the best for last. Banyan Tree Penthouse 402 is the perfect retreat, situated as close to the ocean as you can get. Beautifully decorated, this is truly a home away from home, with everything you need, including your own private covered parking space. We are so thankful to Kim and Jon for offering their cherished home away from home to visitors such as ourselves. We have been visiting this and other islands since the early 1980's, so we have seen many changes. We were just far enough away from the town of Kailua-Kona that we could avoid the crowded streets on our excursions. It's no surprise that this accommodation is frequently booked. Mahalo nui loa Kim and Jon. We hope one day to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful stay at Banyan Tree

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful condo. The instructions given were clear, informative and easy to follow. Coming and going was great. It was nice to have an assigned parking spot. Everything was great, maybe just get a long handled broom to make it easier to sweep up sand for those who have trouble bending. Was very nice to have beach things (towels, chairs, boogie boards) to use and not have to bring with us. Having a cart was wonderful to haul stuff up & down, and very thankful for the elevator for those who were unable to do stairs. That really helped make this trip enjoyable. It was awesome to have shopping within walking distance, the beach so close and churches close. Having a hot tub and pool right there was awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

5 stars

  • 5 of 5

Amazing awesome perfect ocean view. My sons say they were couch surfing!! Very clean and decorated very tastefully! The beach chairs, beach towels, beach bags, and coolers made the week special for air travelers. The beds were top notch. The condo will be extremely hard to beat on any future vacations! I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donald, Carole and family for the kind review! We are so happy that we could share our Happy Place with you! "Couch Surfing" is great! There are not many places you can sit on the couch and feel like you are surfing with the locals!! Also, Mahalo for sending the picture of your family at the airport in San Francisco! I posted it on our Banyan Tree Condo 402 Facebook page :-). We look forward to your return trip! Much Mahalo! Kim and Jon
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5

Ideal Kona Lodging

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Banyan Tree 402. The condo is beautifully appointed, comfortable, and conveniently located. We were especially impressed with how well the property was outfitted for visitors with beach chairs, boogie boards, a beach umbrella, and coolers. Having a full size washer and dryer was fantastic, and the view was amazing. From the lanai, we saw sea turtles playing in the surf. In the morning we watched surfers and kayakers as we had our coffee. The pool is well-maintained, and parking under the building is incredibly convenient. We could not have asked for better lodging for our vacation. We are recommending this condo to our friends who are planning a vacation in Kona.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Susan and much Mahalo for taking time from your busy schedule to not only write a review but also sending a personal message expressing your pleasure with the condo! We are glad you noticed all the "extras" included with the condo. Air conditioning, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, coolers, full size washer and dryer, garage parking with elevator just to mention a few. My happy place is on the lanai watching the amazing ocean show just feet from the condo. Sounds like tht was one of your favorites too! Thank you also for recommending us to your friends! Hope you come back soon, it was a pleasure to host you! Jon and Kim
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Aloha Kim and John,

We enjoyed our time so much staying at Banyan Tree 402! The condo was clean, and well-equipped with everything you could possibly need for a week at the ocean! We started and ended every day sitting outside watching the surfers, hearing the sounds of the ocean, and enjoying the tropical fish and sea turtles swimming by! The sunsets were absolutely amazing! We are grateful that the unit was air conditioned, as some nights were very warm and humid and sleeping was much more comfortable than it may have been without air. We would highly recommend this unit to anyone and can't wait to return again ourselves!

Mahalo.

Lynn and Brian

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynn and Brian for such a kind review! We installed the central air-conditioning last month and are happy that you enjoyed sleeping in the cool, low humid condo. It does make a big difference on those warm evenings :-). How wonderful that you were able to enjoy the constantly changing show from the lanai! Surfers, turtles, tropical fish, whales, dolphins, boats and the magical sunsets never disappoint!! We also purchased new lanai chairs and find it difficult to leave them and enjoy all the activities the island has to offer. We look forward to your return trip! Mahalo!! Jon and Kim
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Richland, Washington
5

Like a dream

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the best experience ever. This condo is RIGHT on the water and we could watch the surfers and the sunset, and listen to the waves until we fell asleep. Only thing I'd recommend is maybe a stool in the shower for shaving legs. We loved our time here.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Tamera for taking the time to write such a nice review! We are happy your vacation was "like a dream"! When you are so close to the water it is a magical time!! We hope you will stay with us again when you visit the Big Island. Jon and Kim
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

25% down to reserve. 75% due 60 days before check in. 100% refund if cancelled 60 days before arrival. No refund if cancelled less than 60 days before arrival. Monthly rates are based on 28 days. An additional cleaning is required if staying over two weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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