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Deluxe Penthouse Oceanfront Studio with Breathtaking Views and A/C.

Bedrooms 1
Space 480 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

King size bed with full size bathroom, large kitchen and private lanai.

This charming cottage like deluxe studio is the perfect place to spend a relaxing vacation right on the ocean's edge!! Literally 20 feet from the ocean, you cannot beat the view anywhere from the lanai!! Perfect for lounging, dining, reading or just relaxing. . . You name it! You won't want to leave the view!

All the comforts of home, but you're in Hawaii, enjoying the fabulous weather, sights and sounds! An end unit (north end) located on the top floor of a four-story building, this oceanfront condominium not only boasts first-class views but has excellent proximity to Kona town and all activities as well.

Watch world-class surfers ride the waves while dolphins frolic in their wake. Enjoy seasonal whale watching right from your lanai and get a close up view of the giant sea turtles that come up on shore to sun themselves! (No touching though!)

The condo has been totally remodeled in July 2016 with new furnishings, king size pedestal bed, new sofa, bar stools, freshly painted, new ceiling fans, lighting and a new window A/C unit!

The condo is fully stocked with all the comforts of home plus many items you have never even thought about. The condo comes with full size washer, dryer, dishwasher, iron, ironing board, hair dryer and a full suite of kitchen appliances such as microwave, coffee grinder, water purifier, blender, coffee pot, rice cooker, ice maker, etc. Plenty of dishes, plates, glasses, pots, pans, silverware, utensils, and cooking spices

This private condominium has everything you need for an unforgettable Hawaiian experience. There are plenty of towels, linens, beach towels, beach chairs, etc.

The condo is located at the beautiful Oceanfront Kona Bali Kai Property. The condo complex has a nice heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, oceanfront gas BBQ's and picnic areas, very nice tropical landscaping and a sandy beach area for sunbathing and wading in the tide pools. Lounge chairs are available to all condo guests at the beach front area. There are also some shady spots if you wish to take a break from the sun. There is an elevator to take you to the condo, no need to walk upstairs at this condo! A surf shop/snorkel rental shop is on the grounds of this condo complex as well as the famous Poke Shack. A convenience store is located across the street.

The sandy swim beach is located one mile south, the snorkel beach is one and half miles south and the Kona Country Club golf course (18 holes for public use) is 3 miles south. This is a truly a condo you will want to return to year after year (as you will see many repeat guests in the condo guest books). Warning: The Big Island has so much to offer and after one trip and you will be hooked!

Contact owner direct at 310 940 9101 to book the condo.

Mahalo and hope to see you soon at our condo.

More Details

Mike Watson
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full size bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and rainfall shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Studio
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Deluxe Penthouse Oceanfront Studio with Breathtaking Views and A/C.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful Trip, Fantastic Condo and Terrific Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was our ten year anniversary trip and it turned out to be our best vacation ever! We loved our visit to the Big island and it was all thanks to Mike the owner of the condo. His condo was just perfect. The condo is a very large studio with a large bedroom area and living room area. Having a very comfortable king size pedestal bed, with drawers for our cloths was a very nice feature. A full size washer and drawer, large refrigerator freezer, dishwasher, coffee grinder was a he bonus for us. We have rented other studios in the past and they just had a double Murphy bed on the wall and felt like we were in an 18 foot trailer. Mike's condo is just like a one bedroom place and we just loved being on the lanai. We ate all our meals there and enjoyed using the beach chairs and boogey boards he provided. We discovered he also provided beach towels, so no need to use our own that we had brought. The condo is decorated in a tropical way with very modern colors, ceiling fans and air conditioning - which we never needed. Mike even has a ceiling on the lanai. The views were out of this world. We watched several whales and spinner dolphins while having breakfast on the Lani. In the morning you can see all kinds of tropical fish and sea turtles in the tide pools below the condo. We also took advantage of the BBQ's on the ocean front below the condo and also used the new pool at the Bali Kai. Parking was off street and there is no charge to park. The elevator was a huge bonus as we brought our bikes and used them while on the Island.

The only thing wrong with our visit was that we did not stay long enough, so we have already rebooked with Mike for next year.

If you have never been to the Big Island you should give it a try as there is so much to see and do from the wonderful diving and snorkeling to hiking through the volcano park or zip lining over falls near Hilo.

We would also like to thank Mike for the excellent activity sheet he provided after we made the booking. It helped us plan our days and use our time to see as many things as we could. Plus his reference books cam in very handy, so thanks again Mike. We look forward to meeting you next year during our visit.


  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thanks for the nice comments about our condo and our customer service. We believe we should provide guests with as much information as they would like for them to make the most of their Big Island vacation. This means having no issues with the condo and staying at a place that has all the comforts of home. We like to give guests tips on our favorite spots that we have discovered over the last 20 years of living on and visiting the Big Island. We hope to see you again soon at the condo. Mahalo, Mike Watson
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Excellent location and views

  • 5 of 5

While small, this condo is very well maintained and has everything you would need for your stay. The views from the balcony are absolutely outstanding. We would definitely stay at this location another time and hope to.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

We love this place - cool breezes never used AC

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful condo! The owners have really done a super job in upgrading this condo. It is very well equipped, clean, comfortable and very well maintained.

We were worried as we arrived in the middle of the summer and it was very hot and humid outside. Both my wife and I were sweaty and uncomfortable once got off the plane and were waiting for our luggage at the Kona airport. We knew the condo had AC, but how effective would it be? We were pleasantly surprised to discover the condo was actually cool due to the fact that it was right on the water. During our two week trip we only used the A/C once around 3:00 pm in the afternoon. We had been hiking all day and needed a quick bit of cool air. After about 30 minutes we were completely cooled off, shut off the A/C and opened up the lanai sliding door and felt great. Normally condo's are so hot without A/C. However, this condo is right on the water or about 15 feet from it. It sits on the top floor and even has three ceiling fans to help keep the air flow moving (if needed). We found the evenings were so comfortable with the lanai door open and listening to the waves rolling in.

The king size bed was very comfortable,, better than our at home! Even though this unit is advertised as a studio we never felt cramped as the bedroom is separate from the living room. We ate all our meals on the lanai and had a very nice outdoor BBQ not far from us.

The owners provide beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels and even some snorkel equipment. The kitchen is very well stocked and the sofa was very comfortable. The views from the lanai are outstanding. We also loved the unit being on the end and on the top floor. We never heard anyone but some birds singing and the sounds of the waves. While in Maui we stayed in a unit that was not on the top floor and we heard the sounds of people walking (more like jumping up and down) every time they were in the condo. It was horrible. None of that at unit 425.

If you want a very special place this condo is for you. It is very reasonably priced and we loved having a full size washer and dryer in the condo. My wife and I loved this place so much we stayed again in December 2017 for three nights. We wanted to stay longer but the condo was booked solid. Hence we have already made our booking for next February 2019.

Thanks again for such a wonderful stay...


Mike and Luanne

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike and Luanne, Many thanks for taking the time to write up such a nice review on our property. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that you loved the condo. We look forward to having you back again in 2019. Mahalo, Mike
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West Linn, OR

Perfect, private, will book again soon!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your studio condo that had everything we could want for privacy and expansive sunset views, the sound of the gentle waves, a deck that we enjoyed endlessly, and well appointed kitchen. I never thought I would comment on a bathroom...with beautiful nature tones granite on the walls... even with a small footprint, it was wonderful - water could be set to indulge you from many directions. The high ceilings throughout and versatile fixtures are great for all size guests. The king size bed was positioned in the room to allow you to lay down directly facing the ocean/sunsets, or the TV or the book case, or the open room/refreshing fan. We typically try new places with each visit to the islands - but from now on we are looking forward to staying here again and again! We thoroughly loved everything about this wonderful escape!!! The owner provided us with lots of information before we arrived and in the condo there were useful thoughtfully written (w/ humor) guide books that helped us map out where we would explore across the island. We did laundry there, cooked meals on most days, appreciated the ice maker, found the place well equipped, and we donated a new square skillet and some supplies. The owners have really created a beautiful, cozy, romantic, relaxing, and nourishing environment with personal touches that you notice more each day, especially as the light changes. Thank you for sharing your extra special retreat!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for your comments about our beautiful Kona Bali Kai penthouse direct ocean front condo. Our objective is to provide guests the same experience we would like when visiting a condo. Hence we have appointed the condo just like our own home and are happy to share it with others. We hope to see you again next year at our condo. Mahalo, Mike Watson
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St. Paul

Kona Bali Kai Condo

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at 425 Kona Bali Kai condo, first week of December 2017. We absolutely loved it! Each night we slept with the patio door open and slept to the sound of the surf crashing on the rocks... I haven't slept so well in years! The condo has everything one needs for preparing meals, and we dined alfresco on the lanai with the best view in Kona! The bed and furnishings were completely comfortable. Each afternoon we reveled in watching sea turtles enter a tide pool in front of the condo, and watch them play and crawl up on the rocks and sun themselves. The condo is just minutes from restaurants & shopping, but them you come back for the view! Thanks Mike for sharing your little spot of paradise!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, OR

Unbeatable view, great location, very clean and cozy

  • 5 of 5

I spent three nights in early November. From the lanai, all you see is ocean. The unit is only about 20 feet from the shoreline, and you don't see the ground from the 4th floor, just the water and sky. Located about 4 miles from downtown tourist area and about 3 miles from a good shopping center on the south end of the road. Kitchen and bath recently remodeled, entire unit very clean. Only glitch was with the internet/cable service not working, but those things happen and the owner was responsive.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thanks for taking the time to write a review on our condo. Indeed the views are ideal from this condo and many guests noted in our guest book that the view is what keeps them coming again and again to the condo. We also have recently upgraded all the furniture and remodeled the kitchen and bathroom. The Islands main internet provider recently changed owners and have caused nearly everyone on the Island to have issues. We have received a new cable box and things are now running smoothly with our high speed internet and digital cable. Mahalo, Mike Watson
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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