DIRECT OCEAN FRONT AT WORLD FAMOUS BANYAN'S SURF BREAK; FULLY UPDATED

Lynn Noffsinger

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights

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DIRECT OCEAN FRONT AT WORLD FAMOUS BANYAN'S SURF BREAK; FULLY UPDATED

Kailua Kona Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our Kona Bali Kai 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom with Full Width Lanai Condominium is DIRECT OCEAN FRONT with an underhand rock toss to the sea wall. You can't get any closer and stay dry. If you want DIRECT Ocean Front, DIRECTLY in front of the most popular Island surf break in a TOTALLY remodeled unit at a reasonable price you have found it.

Our late 2010 purchased condo underwent a complete (demo'd to block walls and rebuilt over a 3 month period) $75,000 remodel with the work managed by the retired Project Manager Owner. New custom cherry cabinets in Kitchen/Baths, Matching Granite slab counters, new front walkway windows and rear Lanai sliders, new custom tiled showers (Master bath w/ glass block enclosure), new patterned floor tile in Greatroom/lanai, new bedroom rugs, new (2013) Samsung 40' flat panel High def. TV and Blue Ray player. Quality Casablanca Fans in each major room and 12,000 BTU AC unit. We also provide free long distance calls to the Mainland US/Canada and free Wifi.

The famous (site of frequent competitions) Banyan Surf Break is again DIRECTLY in front of our unit so you'll enjoy watching the surfers while relaxing on the lanai. Our unit is on the convenient 3rd building level with free ground level parking and no steps to unit with use of the elevator.

The Living Room and Master Bedroom each utilize floor to ceiling sliders accessing the spacious ocean front lanai. The new sliders are double glass so you can control the ocean surf noise level in the condo by opening or shutting the doors. Custom shoji type silhouette sliding glass panels (Unique to Kona Bali Kai) separate the Greatroom from the MBR.

The accessible coastline in front of Kona Bali Kai has tide pools and sandy areas - perfect for poking around on a lazy afternoon. Free propane fired outdoor barbeques are available for guests and a turtle (Hono) visitor or two is a frequent sight.

Condo square footing including lanai is about 1,000'. You will notice VRBO adds for KBK 2BR units show

different sizes. All 2 BR KBK units are the same size to my knowledge! The interior is just over 800' and the full width lanai is about 200 square feet.

White Sands County Park is 1 mile south, Kahaluu snorkeling beach/bay is 2 miles south and there is a great small hidden beach a short walk away I'll tell you about in my client letter upon booking.

We live nearby (1 mile) at an ocean view condo which we managed as a vacation rental for 10 years before retiring and moving to Kona. We understand how important our guests vacation time is and do our utmost to provide a positive experience. We provide a detailed 16 page guest letter to our clients listing our favorite guide book and information on a host of our favorite beaches, day hikes and snorkel spots to help you with your vacation planning.

There is a Concierge available in the Kona Bali Kai lobby to help you with commercial excursions like Luau's, etc.

Sharon is a part time commercial artist specializing in tropical flower water colors. You will enjoy several examples of her paintings in the condo.

Master Bedroom has a full size king bed with nightstands and chest of drawers; 2nd BR has a queen bed with nightstands, dresser and 26' LCD TV.

If unit 305 is booked check out our sister condo @ Kona Bali Kai unit 219. Its listed under VRBO.com/490632. Unit 219 is just like 305 except a reverse layout and located 1 level below + a few units to the north of unit 305. Unit 219 welcomed our first client in Dec. 2013 after completion of an $80K+ full remodel.

Kindly take the time to read our client referrals - you will find them unparalleled!

State of Hawaii Tax ID: W30279660-02

Keywords: Direct Ocean Front Direct Beach Front Ocean View

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Lynn Noffsinger

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Lynn Noffsinger (retired Intel Engineer) and Sharon Noffsinger (retired Educator) were able to achieve a long term goal by moving to Hawaii in early 2009. Our nearby residence (1 mile south from Kona Bali Kai) was a successful VRBO vacation rental (# 2767) for 10 years from 1999 to 2009. We understand the importance of our clients vacation time and make every effort to provide an outstanding value. Many of our former clients were repeat visitors or friends and family of previous clients.

Except when rarely off island we accomplish all turnovers ourselves to insure the condo is perfect for your arrival.

Lynn Noffsinger purchased this condo in 2010

Direct oceanfront facing a world class surfbreak with the best climate in the world. What else can we say other than how do you spell Pina Colada??

First you need to make the impossible choice of enjoying the lanai view or hop in the rental car and go exploring.

For lunch why not utilize the provided ocean front barbecues or check out the small 'POKI Shack' take-out lunch spot next to the lobby for some island 'soul' food and a brewski?? Poki is the island version of Ahi (Tuna) sushi.

Across the street is a convenience store for those forgotten condiments, drinks and snacks.

A concierge is available in the lobby nearly every day to help you plan excursions and local events.

Free island bus service is available in front of the building along with a frequent $2/trip tourist shuttle into town and shopping.

Too many options, not enough time - recommend enjoying the lanai view and watching the surfers wipe out while you mull over options.

There is also a small, secluded sand beach with water access a short walk away I'll tell you about it in my Guest letter.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Canada
5

Everything and more!!

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of staying in this unit in July. It was everything that was advertised both in writing and in the photos and then some! Very clean and well appointed unit. Hit Costco and you are set! We lacked for nothing. The beds were amazing, the view worth a million dollars, the unit is quiet and well laid out, and the grounds are meticulously kept. Security was very helpful and always friendly. Lynn's client letter ( more like a small book) was super helpful in aquainting us with the area and "not to miss" sights and excursions! Thank you Lynn for being so easy to communicate with! 305 is located centrally to all parts of the island and travel in a rental car from Kona Bali Kai to anywhere else was easy! Covered parking was a great help in keeping the car cool during the hottest parts of the day! We aim to return and will recommend this unit, or any other unit that Lynn and Sharon have their name attached to, anytime!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Colorado
5

Loved the Lanai

  • 5 of 5
This condo is as great as the pictures make it look, and pretty much everything in the unit is new. Our favorite part of it all was just sitting on the lanai, reading and watching surfers. The ocean in literally 30 feet from the building, and there was always a constant stream of surfers hitting the break. We made multiple meals in the big kitchen, enjoyed some TV at night, and went to the various smaller beaches nearby during the day. Everything in the unit is in great shape (except our one complaint is that the mattress in the master suite is worn/uncomfortable and should be updated to match the rest of the condo).
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Greetings.
Thank you for the generally positive review.
One of our huge pluses, as a vacation rental owner, is we live on island and can normally respond to the rare issue in a few minutes. When on island (80% of the time) we also do our own turnovers to insure unit cleanliness and quality before client
arrival.
Per follow-up emails we understand you found the MBR bed not to your liking and assumed it was "old" but never actually looked @ it. (The mattress is encased in a special zippered liner and a quality mattress pad is placed on top of the mattress).
The MBR King Bed Mattress & frame was purchased new just over 3 years ago when the condo was remodeled and appears "as new" to us. All bedding was replaced about 2 months ago. We have had numerous positive comments on the beds purchased but on the flip side we certainly understand individuals have widely varying desires for a given beds characteristics. To adjust comfort level a "topper" can be purchased for about $100.
Please consider contacting the owner (especially when the owner is local) when traveling to determine if we can assist you during your stay. We know how important vacations are to our valuable clients and do our best to provide a 5 star vacation
experience.
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Lynnwood, WA
4

Kona Bali Kai

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at the Kona Bali Kai on the Big Island. The condo was very clean and newly remodeled. The view was fantastic as we could watch surfers from our balcony while dining.

During low tides you can see turtles, eels, crabs and other marine life as if it was an aquarium.

You will require a rental car as the condo is about 3 miles from downtown Kailua and of course other activities on the Island.

The information provided by the owners is very comprehensive and helpful.

We would recommend this condo to anyone interested in staying on the Big Island, especially those who like to cook meals in.

One other treat - Da Poke Shack is located on the property, which is one of the local treasures everyone should try.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Greetings to my readers. After 25, 5 star reviews I checked with this client and asked why the positive but 4 star review??
His response was: Lynn, your trip sounds great! I'm just a bit stingy with my reviews and seldom give anything a 10 or 5 or whatever the top rating is. I figure once you reach perfection where do you go from there? In my opinion there is not much that can be improved with your condo". So I guess 25, 5 star reviews and 1, 4 star review is still highly positive??
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
5

Best Condo

  • 5 of 5
The condo was excellent and well equipped, it was extra special being so close to the water. Also it was nice to see so much security, we felt very safe. I hesitate to say anything negative, but if I had one request it would be for a more comfortable couch and maybe a nice recliner to watch tv. I would definitely stay there again and hope I am blessed to do so.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Seattle, WA
5

First Time Customer

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I recomend this unit to anyone who enjoys beautiful ocean front views, sunsets, watching surfers, barbecuing on the lawn next to the ocean, and there is even a full time security staff keeping an eye on things.
The real plus is this is done from a condo unit that has had a beautiful remodel and owned by concientous people that keep it that way. Very clean and well equiped,looks new !! The owners pay great attention to the renters needs.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated
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Kailua Kona Kona Coast
Pekin, Illinois
5

Best ocean front condo in Kona

  • 5 of 5
Thanks so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful condo. It was a great vacation for our family. The owner, Lynn, was great offering numerous ideas for us to do while on the Big Island. The condo was beautiful, clean and well stocked with the things we needed.
Lynn kept in contact before our arrival and was extremely helpful since we had never been to the Big Island before.
I would recommend this unit to anyone
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
KOA
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
LaAloa/Magic Sands
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Anthony's at Magic Sands
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Top of Mauna Kea
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
Poki Shack (Lunch) is on site
Car: recommended

Kona has the best climate in Hawaii/perhaps the world. Little rain and what there is comes mostly in the evening and nighttime. Enjoy waking up to sunny mornings and enjoying your direct ocean front Lanai.

Lots of beaches/ocean activities/golfing/restaurants and hiking to keep your days as busy as you want them.

When booking our condo we provide you with the name of our favorite guide book and our favorite activities with a 'difficulty' rating!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Kailua Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low season 1
Apr 16 2014 - Oct 1 2014
6 night minimum stay
$139
$973
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Ironman
Oct 2 2014 - Oct 12 2014
10 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2
Oct 13 2014 - Dec 22 2014
6 night minimum stay
$139
$973
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 2 2015
10 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 4 2015
6 night minimum stay
$159
$1,113
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season 3
Apr 5 2015 - Dec 23 2015
6 night minimum stay
$139
$973
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$139
$973
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%
Notes Cleaning fee is waived for stays of 2 weeks or longer.
Often savings for if you book next to an existing booking (Ask).
For 2014 save 20%/nite when booking gaps of 1 to 5 nites, 1 nite free for booking 6 to 14 nite gaps.
6 night minimum stay is usually waived when booking next to an existing booking.
Exact calendar dates for Holidays are flexible; nights over 10 will be at seasonal rates.
Initial deposit will be about 25% of total ($400 minimum) and is normally paid by credit card. Final payment will be due 60 days before arrival. If final payment is paid by card add 2.5% for domestic reservations and 3.5% for foreign reservations to cover owners cost of card expenses. No card fee for initial deposit as I use Card info in lieu of a security/damage deposit.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kailua Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 808 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom (Master BR) - toilet , shower , Beautiful tiled shower with glass block entry.
    Bathroom (Guest) - toilet , shower , Beautiful tiled shower with sliding glass door entry.
  • Both Tiled bathrooms have convenient showers with a glass block divider in Master Bath and glass sliders in Guest bath. Both bathrooms have tiled floors, custom cherry cabinets and granite counters. We supply liquid hand soap for all sinks and Body wash soap for both showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed in MBR, Queen size Bed in Guest BR, Sleep Sofa near Queen size hide-a-bed in Living Room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • spelunking
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • deepsea fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Sharon is an artist specializing in Hawaiiana flower watercolors. Several pictures are in the apartment and are available for sale. $500 large/$400 small framed. Any floral type picture can be painted and mailed via tube to any US/Canada address - inquire.
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