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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

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

*** WE HAVE SOME OPENINGS IN SEPTEMBER. YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO STAY AT THE PENTHOUSE! CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR DATES! *** 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!

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Hawaii Tax ID#W67272879-01

More Details

Kim & Jon Bourgain
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 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 beautiful pool any closer to the ocean. This is an ocean lover's paradise!


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 , Full size hot water heater, plenty of hot water for showers
    Bathroom - Master - toilet , shower , double sinks, dressing area
  • 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!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront Penthouse, As Close As You Can Stay To Ocean, Stunning Views, A/C!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

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 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!


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

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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Lancaster, PA

Picturesque, relaxing, and wonderful experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for 6 nights in this location as a celebration of our 30th anniversary. From the fourth floor location, we were able to enjoy beautiful sunsets, spotted sea turtles and fish, watched the surfers and body boarders, and listened to the gentle sounds of the ocean. Kim gave us a call on our second day to check that everything was OK, and it was. There were other visitors in other units, but we never really heard them and they were very friendly when we met on the elevator or ran into them in town. The location is only a few miles from the center of town (plenty of restaurants, Safeway, and ice cream). Hilo is a two to three hour drive but worth a day trip. There is great snorkeling at Two Steps as well as historical significance at Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park (pay the $5 to park for the week...there is a terrific picnic area if you drive through the lot and take the road to the left of the bathrooms). Just a totally awesome experience!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Dennis! Congratulations on your 30th anniversary! We are so happy you could spend it with your wife in our Kona penthouse condo. It warmed my heart to hear the joy and excitement in both your voices when I checked in with you :-) . Because the complex only has 20 units it often feels as if you have it all to yourself! We often find it difficult to leave and explore the many wonderful attractions the island has to offer. Mahalo nui loa for the kind review and we hope you will return in the future! Jon and Kim
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Ahhhhhh! We just spent a lovely week in #402 and couldn't have loved it any more! The building is perfectly situated right in the breakwater with amazing views all around. The sunsets and Banyan surf spot are truly magical. Watched surfers, fish, turtles and dolphins all from this location. This condo has the best view and brand new AC throughout! It was a tropically warm week and we were so comfortable outside on the lanai and inside in the cool temp. The windows were sparkling clean, hard to tell where glass ended and ocean began. When walking around the property we felt that we had the best unit! Since we can't give more than 5 stars, we say, get here! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa Nancy! We are so happy that you two had such a nice stay! You were our first guests after the air conditioning install and bathroom remodels. We also love to spend time watching the marine life and the surfers right from the condo. It's has to be experienced because you can't explain the magic of the location! We look forward to you staying with us again! Aloha! Kim and Jon
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  • 5 of 5

Already booked 2 wks next year, the turtles, the surfers & the sunsets r amazing - -will not post the 700 sunset pics I took! Go there and enjoy amazing relaxation & incredible views.


Hh from CA

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much Mahalo Heidi! We are so excited you will be back next year!
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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, Splashers 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.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ironman 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
High Season 2017 to 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Ironman 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185

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.