Lovely condo with delightful upgrades!
We're frequent visitors to the Big Island and the Kona Bali Kai is our complex of choice because of its absolute oceanfront location and building's design. The living room and master bedroom *both* front the large oceanfront lanai making the views great from either room. Additionally, the building design "arches" outward toward the ocean meaning that each lanai is staggered back from the center so they are private; you cannot see from one lanai into the next.
If you're already sold on KBK with the great views from every unit, here's what makes Unit 305 unique: Lynn and Sharon have upgraded it with top-notch elements (custom cabinetry, glass shoji-type screens dividing living room and bedroom, dual-pane windows/sliding doors, premium appliances, granite counters, tiled showers, flat screen TVs) which will make your stay even nicer.
This third-floor unit is near the south end of the complex, just over "the rock" which surfers always use to enter the water; this gives you something additional to watch--if you've tired of watching the ever-rolling breakers as they cascade into white foam on the shoreline rocks.
Speaking of those rocks, the constant sound of the waves crashing is soporific for us--but if you'd like a break from the sound, slide the dual-pane doors shut and the unit becomes a quiet cocoon. If you've stayed at KBK in a unit without the dual-paned windows, you'll understand that this is a real feature of this unit.
Communication with the owners was speedy; they responded to each question promptly, providing detailed answers. They were very easy to work with, both before I decided on this unit for our stay as well as after the reservation had been made. This left us feeling reassured with our decision.
We might suggest an additional long towel rack in the master bath to permit one towel opened up on each (necessary in the moister ocean environment) for better drying--but, gee, that's a small wish list.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
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