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180° view from Mstr Bedroom ~ Lrg Lanai ~ FREE parking ~ WiFi ~ A/C ~ Elevator

Liane Christianson

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights

Liane Christianson

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180° view from Mstr Bedroom ~ Lrg Lanai ~ FREE parking ~ WiFi ~ A/C ~ Elevator

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights


Kailua Kona Condo Rental Photos and Description

Unobsructed Ocean View, 1 Bedroom +2nd bdrm avail, 2 Baths, Full Kitchen

Kona Bali Kai direct Oceanfront condo Unit 204 on the Big Island of Hawaii only 30 feet from the water. Master bedroom has 8' floor to ceiling windows with ocean view. Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves, and when a big wave come in and you are sitting on the lanai, you can feel the ocean spray.

If this unit 204 is booked for the nights you want, check out my VRBO listing #48663. This 3rd floor listing is identical to my 2nd floor listing. Has an incredible 180 degree view with the same large lanai etc. Check it out and see if I have your dates there.

A second bedroom with a queen bed is available in this unit for an additional charge. Ask for more details.

Kona Bali Kai Resort is on famous Alii Drive, just 2½ miles south of the quaint town of Kailua-Kona where you will find great restaurants and shopping. From the condo's private lanai you can watch local surfers, and may see see whales, dolphins and turtles..not to mention the breathtaking 180 degree view. Imagine yourself eating dinner on your own private lanai and watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

Kitchen with full size appliances and washer and dryer in the unit. Cable TV, DVD player, linens provided, wireless internet in the unit, telephone with free long distance to the US and Canada. Free covered well lit parking close to elevator and stairs.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Liane Christianson (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
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Guestbook comments from the owner

I have had the pleasure of staying at 308 Kona Bali Kai for the past 12 years, accompanied from time to time by family and friends. It provides a perfect "home from home" base from which to discover the Big Island. Close enough to the restaurants and night life in Kona, but remote from the hustle and bustle of the same. The condo is extremely comfortable and well equipped, providing such little extras that put the icing on the cake of any holiday. Cool boxes, beach umbrella and chairs to name but a few. Over the years that I have visited the condo has been tastefully refurbished, with ongoing improvements always noticeable on my return. Oh, and I nearly forgot, the lanai......

Perfect Hawaiian views of the ocean and being westward facing, the fabulous sunsets also. All in all a gem of an apartment. I shall return!
Feb 2011
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180° view from Mstr Bedroom ~ Lrg Lanai ~ FREE parking ~ WiFi ~ A/C ~ Elevator
average rating of 4.625 based on 9 reviews
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas week at this condo and what a treat! The kitchen was fully equipped, the two bedrooms and two bath were perfect separation and privacy for my son and I. The beds were comfortable and the linens and towels are new and plentiful. Additional amenities were available for beach activities (towels, chairs, umbrellas).

I did enjoy the sound of the surf from the master bedroom but the louvered windows on the street side meant some noise for my son in the second bedroom. Overall, however, the condo complex was very well managed, kept tidy, with a concierge service that booked all our excursions at competitive rates and made "insider" recommendations for beaches and other destinations. I also appreciated the grill on the beach and the outside shower to get the sand and such off before coming back to our unit.

It was nice to attend the little church next door for Christmas eve service on the lawn. Lovely! Great musicians and good preacher. I expect it would be the same for the four services they hold on Sundays.

Booking was easy, Liane was helpful and understanding, instructions were thorough and helpful, and I appreciated the gorgeous views.

The west-facing lanai with comfortable lounge chairs to relax and watch the fabulous sunsets and the avid surfers who are out there all day long, and a roomy table for enjoying outdoor meals.

The condo furnishings are comfortable, and even though it's modest (not updated), it's practical and roomy. It's close enough to the town to access all amenities and far enough out that you miss the crowded tourist crush. A trolley stops in front of the unit.

Overall, I would definitely come back to this condo in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Newcastle, WA

You are paying for beachfront access

  • 3 of 5

First and foremost, you’re paying for the beachfront access close to downtown…but that’s it.

The upside: The location is prime as it’s an address on Ali drive. You will get your two bedroom two bath condominium experience. Ample parking, pool, Jacuzzi (if it works), elevator, plenty of storage, outdoor gear, kitchenware, sound system, cable TV, and free WiFi. If you’re a runner, you’ll love the wide shoulders of Ali Drive for your morning run. In addition, the owner was very responsive in closing the deal. The photos are a bit lacking of what is offered. If you plan to only sleep here, like a Vegas getaway, this is your joint.

The downside: As of our visit, the unit needed some updating compared to very SIMILAR neighboring units. We found both toilet seats loose, moldy and smelly shower curtains, very noisy washer/dryer, smelly lanai carpet, and ceiling fans caked in dust. The condo has “airconditioning,” though it’s ONE tiny window unit only in the bedroom and it’s connected to a 2 hour timer switch. Ask if property renovations are complete. During our stay, we woke to noisy contractors on the property every morning.

There is no exclusive, private feel to this building as it’s located next to a public beach park. Locals wander over and hangout on the building’s loungers and picnic tables. We caught& reported some locals peeking into car windows thanks to the ground floor garage offering easy access to the beach front from the street. After mentioning this to a neighbor, she thanked us and stated the security is worthless and cops only respond to calls from tourists. Ha! We did find the locals, including police on this island a bit rougher and less friendly than the other islands.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With so many things this guest mentioned was great about my condo, I am surprised they gave it only 3 stars. Besides some cleaning issues (which have been resolved) their complaint is that the unit is dated. They are right that it does not have granite counter tops, bamboo floors, etc. Those updated neighboring units they mention are charging way more per night than I charge. I could put lots of $ into my units but I would have to raise the nightly rate which I prefer not to do. The reason I bought these units is because I could rent them out for a reasonable rate so that everyone could have a chance to have a restful peaceful vacation staying in a fully furnished condo so close to the ocean. Everything this guest mentioned they were unhappy with (lanai carpet, loose toilet seats, moldy shower curtains) has been replaced and my new cleaning crew is doing an excellent job in keeping everything clean and keeping me up to date with things that need replacing. The tropical furniture is only 5 years old and all the appliances have been replaced within the last 4 years. My condos are clean, comfortable with carpet on the floors because that is what I like. This post says my condo does not have a private feel because it is located next to a public park. That park is Kona Bali Kai property and is a small beach next to the condo where surfers congregate to surf and enjoy the sand, sun and surf. It is important to know that the beaches in Hawaii by law are owned by the Hawaiian people and all beaches anywhere on the island you will find locals. So this is no different at Kona Bali Kai which has its own nationally known surfing beach to watch from my lanai. Surfers enter the water at the south end of the complex, so yes, you will see surfers and often their families watching on the rock wall. I have experienced that my feeling of privacy is found sitting on the large private lanai where you cannot see any other parts of the building – just the ocean and surfers. And watching carefully you may see whales, dolphins, and sea turtles. And yes, the surfers might break your private quiet time with a big yaa hoo when they catch a big wave. Also locals come to the onsite take out restaurant - The Poke Shack – rated #1 in the nation by This take out restaurant is one more thing as renters of my unit you will get to enjoy. Please take a look at all my positive ratings and judge for yourself whether you want to stay with me.

Sunny Kona Condo ( Ocean front 2 bed/2 bath )

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I just returned from our second stay at this condo. We are in the process of booking our 3rd stay in 4 years. The lanai is only 50 ft or so from the oceans edge. This year we saw more large turtles than ever. There was a surfing contest to go with the Kona Coffee Festival and that took place right in front of our lanai. This condo is only 15 minutes or less away from anything that matters. Good shopping, swimming and snorkeling are only minutes away.The condo for the most part is quiet and no rowdy visitors have been present on either one of our stays.The condo is clean but shows an older decor. We shopped the condo community while we were there and as far as we are concerned this site is very good value for the dollar. We just got back and are already booking for next year. The owner is available for any requests. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Surrey, Great Britain.

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

For the last 12yrs we have come from England to stay at this condo. The situation is perfect for shops and restaurants and one of the most popular snorkeling beaches on the island.

Liane is constantly refurbishing the condo, it is clean and very comfortable inside but the wonderful lanai means you won't be sitting inside very often. Lazy days spent on the lanai watching the surfers, dolphins and whales, rounded off by the wonderful sunsets, what more could you want?

Cooler bags and boogie are provided and standing bbqs are available for use in the grounds as well as use of the complexes swimming pool.

After a very long journey from the UK it is a total pleasure to open the door and immediately feel at home, it is a condo that welcomes you back......and we will be back !

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Stanwood, WA USA

Great place to kick back and relax

  • 5 of 5

Pat and I stayed there for a week, celebrating our 40th wedding Anniversary. We couldnt have found a nicer place. The lanai looks right down on the water. Lots of turtles, surfers, dolfins, etc..

Close to shopping and restaurants.

We enthusiastically recommend it.

Neil n Pat

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway

Excellent getaway location

  • 5 of 5

This place is the perfect location between the main part of Kona (stores, restaurants, etc) and some excellent snorkelling beaches south of the city. The view is awesome! It makes for some excellent sunsets. The condo itself is clean and well furnished. Make sure to check the closets for boogie boards and a cooler to take on day trips (we didn't even realize they were there for most of our stay). Kitchen has everything you would need to eat in. I recommend the surf and snorkel shop downstairs as they have everything and at a very reasonable price... and it's super convenient based on the condo's location. We'll definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Sea Paradise
"I always take the Sea Paradise boat for snorkeling when on the Big Island. Best days are M,..."
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Huggo's On The Rocks - Best Oceanfront Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kona Country Club, Ocean Course - Public
Nearest Motorway
Alii Drive
Nearest Restaurant
Da Poke Shack
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Condo beach or for swimming Kahalu'u Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
KTA Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

My Hawaii Vacation Rental is at the Kona Bali Kai Condo complex, 2 1/2 miles south of the quaint town of Kailua-Kona which has numerous shops and restaurants that line the beach. This is unit 204, but I also have an identical oceanfront VRBO listing #48663 in the same complex. Check that listing number to see if your dates are available, if this unit is booked.

Within walking distance only 1/4 mile north of the condo is Alii Gardens Outdoor Marketplace where you will find local arts and crafts and local farmers produce. Great place for shaved ice!

Right next door to the condo is a well known Banyans surfing beach where local surf, boogie board, long board surf and even do kayak surfing. From sun up to sun down it is fun to watch the surfers from the condo lanai. Two miles south of the condo is Kahaluu Beach Park which is one of the best snorkeling spots on the Big Island. Fed by a fresh water spring, up to 10 million gallons per day. These shallow waters are almost always calm, with colorful corals, rock formations, and 100+ species of fish. Swim with schools of colorful fish & green sea turtles in protected waters; don't forget your underwater camera.

Things to do on the island: Boogie Boarding, surfing, body surfing, ocean swimming, kayaking or kayak surfing, long board surfing, lava tube exploring, hiking to lava and volcano, helicopter rides over flowing lava, horseback riding, luau with local food and dancers, golfing, sunset sailing or dinner cruises, submarine adventure, deep sea fishing, ocean rafting, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving or snorkeling with manta rays...just to name a few.


Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

Kailua Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 2 2015
6 night minimum stay
Ironman 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 19 2015
10 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 20 2015 - Nov 19 2015
6 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 20 2015 - Dec 7 2015
10 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $120.00
Tax Rate 13.25%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Kailua Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , If needed, ask for the unit with the pull out couch
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with full ocean view
  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom with 8 foot floor to ceiling windows out to ocean view, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Ask if available before booking
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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