KONA OCEANFRONT PENTHOUSE CONDO: SPECTACULAR SUNSETS, SURFERS, WHALES -FAST WIFI

Mike Gaudette

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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KONA OCEANFRONT PENTHOUSE CONDO: SPECTACULAR SUNSETS, SURFERS, WHALES -FAST WIFI

Kailua Kona Condo Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront, 2 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 6, Short Stay Specials from $100/night-call owner

This desirable oceanfront penthouse unit (with elevator) features spacious open beam ceilings and is only 30 feet from the gentle surf lapping directly below the lanai, where surfers launch into the spectacular blue waves of Banyans Beach, one of Kona’s most popular surfing spots. This beautifully remodeled and furnished condo features an oceanfront living room and master bedroom with unparalleled 180 degree ocean views and access to spectacular Kona sea life and sunsets. Your cares dissolve away as warm sun and soothing surf caress your mind and body on the unique ironwood-framed teak lanai in your comfortable teak steamer chairs or hammock. Enjoy the brilliant blue skies, colorful Hawaiian reef fish, green sea turtles, Humpback whales, spinner dolphins and surfers right from your lanai. In the quiet evening, relax on your lanai and experience the amazing reds and oranges of a spectacular Kona sunset as the huge orb descends into the sea through the softly waving palm fronds. Luxuriate in the newly remodeled master bathroom and shower with multiple shower heads, double sinks and contemporary tile work. The beautiful bamboo hardwood floors throughout, well stocked kitchen with granite countertops, wine cooler and contemporary cabinets and upscale Hawaiian-themed furnishings will make you wish you never had to leave. During the day, slide the 12’-wide doors between the master bedroom and living room into the wall pocket to enjoy an unrestricted panoramic ocean view from throughout the living area. At night, leave the lanai doors open in the oceanfront master bedroom and living room and be lulled to sleep by the ceaseless caress of the waves on the worn lava rocks below. Gentle ocean breezes keep you cool day and night whether snoozing on the lanai, entertaining friends in your oceanfront paradise or sleeping soundly in your king-size bed (click on 'More Details' to see all the unit amenities).

Amenities include free in-unit password protected WiFi and internet access, full-size washer and dryer, wine cooler, large and small ice chests, frozen ice packs, beach chairs, beach towels, beach mats, boogie boards, snorkel gear, children’s beach toys, two pack ‘n plays, popular board and table games, puzzles, BluRay DVD players, 3 flat screen TVs, stereo with iPad/iPhone/iPod docking station, iron and ironing board, safe, and wall-mounted hair dryers.

Sleeping arrangements include a king-size bed in the oceanfront master bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom. The living room pune (Hawaiian sofa/couch) is actually a second pair of twin beds. The unit sleeps four persons privately (two in the master bedroom and two in the second bedroom) or six if you use the pune.

Resort amenities include free parking, elevator, a large swimming pool with deck chairs and tables, hot tub/spa, comfortable lobby with wireless Internet, concierge desk for Big Island activities, oceanfront gas barbecues, oceanfront lounge chairs on the beach, numerous shallow lava tide pools with green sea turtles, Da Poke Shack (a very popular restaurant for poke), Miller’s Surf Shop (surfing, diving and snorkel gear), on-site security and convenience store (with alcohol sales) across the street. The resort does not allow smoking in any public areas and our unit is also non-smoking.

Hawaii General Excise Tax of 4.166% and Transient Occupancy Tax of 9.25% are charged on all rental nights. In addition, Hawaii General Excise Tax of 4.166% is charged on the cleaning fee. The owners Hawaii Tax ID number is W21826366-02.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Mike Gaudette

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We are native Oregonians and began vacationing in Hawaii about 20 years ago. We loved the islands so much we came back more and more often. We initially bought a one-bedroom condo in 2006 at Kona Bali Kai, across the street from the beach with no ocean view. We live on the Oregon coast, but rarely go to the beach; so, when we decided to buy a larger condo we wanted to be right on the beach - and you can't get any closer than our condo at Kona Bali Kai. We love sharing Hawaii with our kids, grandkids and many friends.

Mike Gaudette purchased this condo in 2007

We live on the often rainy Oregon coast and didn't want to come to Hawaii and be in the rain. The dry Kona coast is perfect for our vacations. And the nearly constant trade winds keep our condo cool day and night. Kona Bali Kai is perfectly situated along Ali'i Drive. It's close enough to old town Kailua-Kona for a refreshing walk into town, but not close enough to have a lot of unwanted traffic or commercial activity. And, of course, you can't get any closer to the beach than at the Kona Bali Kai and where else can you watch surfers and sea life all day long from your lanai?

We love our 4th floor unit with open-beam ceilings that create a feeling of spaciousness We love that the 12' doors separating the living room from the master bedroom disappear completely into the wall during the day (no other unit at Kona Bali Kai has this feature) so that there is a panoramic view of the ocean and surfers from anywhere in the unit. We love the way the sun sets every night right between the palm trees off our lanai and how we can sit on the lanai and watch surfers, whales (in season) and turtles. One of the most unusual features of our unit is the teak lanai framed in Hawaiian ironwood and bamboo hardwood floors throughout the unit.. The newly remodeled master bath and walk-in shower features your choice of an adjustable shower head on the wall or a drenching rain head in the ceiling, dual cabinets and sinks, and an elongated toilet. We love to play games and spend time at the beach in Hawaii, so the unit is fully equipped with games and beach accessories, including children's play toys.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Kona Oceanfront Penthouse Condo: Spectacular Sunsets, Surfers, Whales -Fast WiFi
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Kona Oceanfront Penthouse Condo: Spectacular Sunsets, Surfers, Whales -Fast WiFi
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
5

Wonderful Holiday Home!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful relaxing time at this Kona oceanfront condo. It was beautifully close to the ocean and we loved the sounds of the crashing waves. It was extremely well equipped - lots of kitchen-ware and snorkeling gear etc. There was everything we needed. Parking was easy, the location was great - we really enjoyed our holiday there and will be back one day we hope!!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Kona Oceanfront Penthouse Condo: Spectacular Sunsets, Surfers, Whales -Fast WiFi
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Orange County, CA
5

Honeymooners

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time staying here as part of our honeymoon vacation. I can't say enough about the amazing view! We spent hours watching the local surf break and sea turtles from the lani. Everything in the condo is well maintained and makes you feel right at home. Waking up next to the sound of ocean waves crashing and the fresh ocean air was a major plus. I can't wait to plan our next vacation here. Mike was a wonderful host and always full of information.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Kona Oceanfront Penthouse Condo: Spectacular Sunsets, Surfers, Whales -Fast WiFi
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
5

Best visit to Kona ever.

  • 5 of 5
We love Kona and luckily we were fortunate enough to find this gem. Sometimes pictures don't accurately describe a place, in this case it was even more beautiful than the pictures. I was concerned that there was no AC, but after arriving in the heat of the day and opening everything up, it wasn't necessary. The 2nd bedroom got some traffic noise, but we remedied it by closing window and using an extra fan in the unit. Everything we needed was at our fingertips. Mike was an amazing host. He was available to answer any questions we had.there was nothing he didn't think of. Many times we say, who cares where we stay, we won't be in the room much anyway. In this case we didn't want to leave the condo. We have never slept so good or felt so rested. We would watch the surfers for hours. We saw sea turtles in the tide pools. The Poke Shack was heaven. The staff at the condos were so kind and they think very highly of Mike. The location was perfect. We can't wait to go back, I just hope its available because anyone who stays here will want to go back. Love it !!!❤️❤️
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
5

FABULOUS!!!!

  • 5 of 5
It's hard to know where to start with this review. First, everything represented in the listing description is 100% accurate. The property is beautiful, clean and well-maintained. From the minute we arrived, we felt like this was our home, at least for our 10 day stay. Mike Gaudette is a fabulous host. He offered his ideas for things to do and places to go. He provided us with a guide book that was spot on. When the washing machine broke, Mike got to work immediately first sending out a repairman, then sending out a new machine when the old one could not be repaired.

The condo building is very well-maintained and the pool area is even nicer than the pictures suggest. Mike's unit has all kinds of beach items including snorkle gear, boards, chairs and little kids toys. The best fast food ever can be found on the site (Da Poke Shack). If you need additional beach gear, there is a rental place on the property as well. Need something from a convenience store? The Banyan convenience store is just across the street. Want a great meal? in just a few minutes you can be at one of several great places in downtown Kona. Want to see a wonderful sunset? Just step out on the beautiful lanai.

If you want a beautiful property just outside the bustle of downtown Kona with extraordinary views, you will not find anything better than this property. Stop looking and book this one NOW!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Calgary, AB Canada
5

Perfect.

  • 5 of 5
This property was absolutely perfect. The condo and the views couldn't have been better. You have full view of the ocean, surfers, turtles, etc...all day long right from the patio. We left the doors open every night to listen to the beautiful sounds of the waves...can't capture the beauty of that in a photo. And the condo is so nicely done and so clean...all of the furnishings and details are lovely. Loved the beds, linens, kitchen supplies (everything you could possible want or need), beach toys (really nice supplies in great shape...boogie boards, chairs, umbrella, coolers, nice thick beach towels, etc.).

Mike was fantastic. Right from the beginning he responded quickly to all queries and was genuinely interested in us having a great vacation. It's obvious when you set foot in his condo that he wants you to enjoy. Every detail has been thought of in order to accommodate the comfort of his guests...and we are extremely fussy about our accommodations.

The area of Kona was perfect. Such a great low key vibe and so much to do within minutes of the condo. Will definitely stay in this unit in this area again.

A few of our highlights were:

Kua Bay - most beautiful beach we have ever been to...fine white sand with the most beautiful clear blue water.
Two Step (adjacent to Place of Refuge) - snorkeling and swimming with spinner dolphins...spectacular.
Poke Shack (right in the building) - truly the best Poke.
Killer Tacos - best fish tacos...absolutely no ambience but get them to go and eat on the condo lanai while watching the surfers...doesn't get any better than that.

We loved this holiday...can't wait to come back. Thank you so much Mike for sharing your beautiful condo with us.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
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a renter's paradise!

a renter's paradise!
  • 5 of 5
the condo is perfect! can't really write anything about it. nice location, amazing view, well kept, and all the amenities you need. some reviews said the drawback is that there's no A/C, but we didn't really need it. With the cool ocean breeze coming from the lanai and few ceiling fans, that solved the humidity. The lanai is like a third bedroom for us. We spent more than half of our time there. The view washed out all our stress away... Mike's instructions are very thorough that checking in and out is very easy, as well as his restaurants and attraction recommendations. Will definitely stay at this condo again! thanks Mike! P.S. - you gotta try Umeke's, their food is da bomb!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway
Nearest Beach
Banyons (on site)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Huggo's
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Kona Country Club (public, 36 holes)
Nearest Restaurant
Da Poke Shack (on site)
Car: recommended

Located on popular Ali'i Drive, frequented by active walkers, joggers, bikers, and roller-bladers. One mile to one of the best white sand beaches on the Big Island (White Sands Beach Park) and 2.2 miles to excellent snorkeling in crystal clear water (Kahalu'u Beach Park). Watch surfers and paddle boarders all day long from your oceanfront lanai and whales spouting and breaching in season.

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Availability & Rates

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Kailua Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Special
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
Ironman 2014
Oct 6 2014 - Oct 11 2014
5 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Short Stay Special
Oct 12 2014 - Oct 16 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Holiday Season 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
High season 2014-15
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
$6,450
 
 
Short Stay Special
Jan 11 2015 - Jan 16 2015
5 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
High Season 2015
Jan 17 2015 - Apr 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
$6,450
 
 
Low season 2015
Apr 20 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,225
$4,950
 
 
Ironman 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$315
 
 
Holiday season 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$180
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee per stay $125
4.166% cleaning fee tax $5.21
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Because the unit will be unavailable to other prospective renters once a reservation is confirmed, cancellations less than 60 days prior to the Check-in Date will forfeit all or a portion of the pre-paid fees.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kailua Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1023 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom features dual sinks, toilet and shower
  • Master bathroom is attached to master bedroom and features double sinks and cabinets, walk-in tiled shower with dual shower heads, tiled floor, and plenty of light. Second bathroom features tiled tub/shower and plenty of light.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom features floor to ceiling windows to the ocean, door out onto the lanai, king bed, big-screen TV, adjustable speed ceiling fan and dimmable lights, mirrored closet. Includes an attached master bath will double sinks and cabinets, walk-in tiled shower with dual shower heads, tiled floor, and plenty of light. Bedroom two features two twin beds, dresser and TV.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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