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Stunning View ~Direct Oceanfront Condo ~Lrg Private Lanai ~A/C ~WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights


About the property

Direct Oceanfront, 1 Bedroom +2nd bdrm avail, 2 Baths, Full Kitchen, (Sleeps 4)

Kona Bali Kai direct Oceanfront condo Unit 308 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 I don't have your dates in this condo, check out my listing for unit 204. It is identical to this unit but on the 2nd floor with the same 180 degree view, large lanai etc.

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, free long distance to US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, India, China, Norway and the European Union. There is wireless internet in the unit. Free covered well lit parking close to elevator and stairs.

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More Details

Liane Christianson
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Liane Christianson

As owner since 2002. I enjoy coming to Kona 3-4 times a year to maintain my units. Always gives me an great 'excuse' to enjoy this incredibly beautiful island.

Liane Christianson purchased this condo in 2002

Why Liane Christianson chose Kailua-Kona

My first trip to The Big Island was when I was 21 years old and I fell in love. Never then did I think I would be fortunate to own oceanfront condos here.

What makes this condo unique

I go snorkeling with Sea Paradise EVERY time I come an sometimes two times. I love the early morning going over Saddle Road and the Botanical Gardens in Hilo are not to be missed. It is relaxing on the lanai watching the surfers. And I get all the books and magazine read that I don't have time for at home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cocktails on the lanai, while watching surfers, sea turtles, and beautiful sunsets. Ah............paradise!
May 2015
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Master Bath has safety bars on two sides of tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Guest bath
  • Two full bathrooms with bath and shower in each
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master has full ocean view with 8' floor to ceiling windows
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Available for additional charge when more than 2 guests.
  • King size bed (1) with 8 foot floor to ceiling windows and spectacular 180 degree view of the ocean from this master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Located in the 2nd bedroom (additional $10/night plus tax per person for use of 2nd bedroom), Baby Cribs May be rented.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 bedroom units rented as either 1 or 2 bedroom (additional $10/night per person for use of 2nd bedroom) Master Suite with Full Ocean View, Private Bath, King-size bed, Second Bedroom with Queen bed and bath available, Living Room with Sleeper Sofa (ask), Two full baths with Shower & Bathtub in each, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Oceanfront - 30 feet from the water, Large Lanai with Glass Table & Comfy Chairs, Cable TV & DVD player, Washer & Dryer in each unit, Ceiling Fans in both bedrooms, Dining room and lanai, DaPoke Shack deli (voted #1 by Yelp in US) in the complex, Rental store on site for quality Surf gear, snorkeling & Boogie Boards, etc, On-site, Elevator & Stairs, Close to Town for Restaurants, Beaches, Activities & Tours, Free Covered Parking, Concierge on site for planning activities


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Stunning View ~Direct Oceanfront Condo ~Lrg Private Lanai ~A/C ~WiFi
average rating of 4.5588236 based on 41 reviews

It's all about the VIEW!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our trip to the Big Island. We spent our last 4 nights here at this condo. The condo is truly oceanfront and offers a large, private lanai with an unobstructed view of the ocean. And what a VIEW it is!! Everyday we saw surfers (the BEST surfing area on the island is right here!); green sea turtles; yellow tang reef fish; parasailers; paddle boarders; many passing boats; even a brightly lit cruise ship! We loved spending a lot of our time out here on the lanai!

The main bedroom has A/C. The king size bed is very comfy and you have that awesome VIEW as soon as you open your eyes! This condo is quite comfortable and well supplied. There are even beach chairs, a cooler, pool floats and beach umbrellas provided!

The covered parking on the ground floor of the complex is large and secure. The newly renovated pool and spa in the central courtyard is beautiful, clean and well maintained.

Liane was very prompt in replying to all inquiries and was extremely accommodating. We absolutely loved our stay here, especially that VIEW! We sincerely thank Liane for sharing her "home away from home" with us!

The Rapiejkos Durango, CO

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy and John, It was a delight having you as guests. I am so happy you enjoyed my home away from home as much as I do when I am there. You are welcome back any time and would love to have you. Liane Christianson Owner/Manager Since 2002 Sunny Kona Condos LLC
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We would definitely come back

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed, terrific private lanai, host very responsive. Mattress is a bit firm - good for my partner, not so much for me. The air conditioner is very loud and is set on a timer so we woke up every couple hours to turn it back on. Neither of these would keep us from staying here again. We felt very much at home.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend Oregon

Loved the view from lanai, partial updates, nice linens, but a bit tired.

  • 3 of 5

The view from the lanai was fantastic! We spent all of our time, while at the condo, on the lanai. Surfers, birds, fish, turtles, beautiful palm trees, and sunsets all from our loungers. Because you are on the 3rd floor, you on't see anything or anybody in front of your view. All linens appear to be new. Furniture in living area is nice. The master bath sink is updated. But the tubs, guest bath, and kitchen counters need work. Having the icemaker was great. We didn't use the A/C as the breeze was adequate, and the A/C was quite loud. The covered parking was appreciated for shade.

All in all, we would return for the value and the view!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved it here at Kona Bali Kai. The for a from the Lanai is unbeatable.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Incredible

  • 5 of 5

I took my son to the big island as a graduation gift and this was a magical place to call home during our trip. It truly is hard to leave the lanai! I've stayed at other condos in Waikiki and Maui, but this is by far my favorite (as is the island). The pictures give you a good idea of what to expect, but do not fully capture the peace and beauty of this unit. From the lanai, we had a front row seat to the incredible sunset every night, ate breakfast as we watched tropical fish swam in the reef below and tropical birds chirp in the trees and were amazed at the sea turtles sunning on the beach during the afternoon. It is indescribable and I cannot wait until to visit again!

I had absolutely no concerns with the condo - it is well stocked and very comfortable. The lanai was kept open when we were in the unit and the ocean breeze kept it cool, we never had to use the A/C. We did not use the pool as it is under construction for the month of August, but honestly - we didn't need to. I preferred the ocean water, there's no comparison and we weren't disturbed by the renovations in the least. My son slept in the front room and didn't hear any of the machinery. I slept in the main bedroom, falling asleep and waking to the sounds of waves. I miss it dearly.

Liane was very welcoming and provided us with much information about the unit to ensure a smooth visit. She was also a wealth of information about the island and has a great selection of island books/info in the condo. I highly recommend the Volcanoes Park Tour and Lava Hike - it is amazing watching new land being formed as the lava hits the ocean and getting to see the Halema'uma'u crater 'belch' was something else. There are many great places to eat and shop in the Kona area and just across the street is the Banyan Mart which made it very convenient to pick up odds and ends.

Truly perfect - many thanks Liane!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled you had such a wonderful time. I sometimes think I am biased because I am the owner, so hearing it from a guest I know others are enjoying it as much as I do. It never fails that when I come to my home in Kona, and sit in my chair on the lanai, the first thing out of my mouth every time is" It just does not get better than this". And your review let's me know that my guests are saying that too. Thanks so much for writing a review and I would love to have you back any time. Liane
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Noisey and smelley

  • 2 of 5

The only reason I say this is because they are doing major construction on the pool. So, even trying to sit at ocean front or in condo the noise of the jack hammer was overwhelming. There was also the heavy smell of diesel and having to wait for the trucks to get out of the way.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melodie, I am sorry that the noise, smell and additional truck traffic from the pool remodel was so disturbing to your stay. I did drastically reduce the nightly rate as stated on the website when you booked, as compensation for any issues that might come up around the construction. I am confident the condo itself was comfortable and clean like most guests find it, and write about in my reviews. Liane
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Huggo's On The Rocks - Oceanfront Dining/Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kona Country Club Oceanfront - Senior Discount
Nearest Motorway
Alii Drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Condo beach or for swimming Kahalu'u Beach Park
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 308 but I also have an identical oceanfront unit which is VRBO listing #392388 in the same complex. Check that listing number to see if your dates are available, if this unit is booked.

Within walking distance only 1/2 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.

Other Activities: 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.

Golf: Kona Country Club provides the perfect environment for golf. Situated in scenic Keauhou just 4 miles away from Kona Bali Kai my condo location in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kona Country Club features spectacular ocean and mountain views, excellent facilities and friendly service. Beautiful Hualalai Mountain protects us from the strong winds. One can always expect pleasant sunny skies and gentle ocean breezes. We are open to the public and have senior discounts.

Kona Country Club is conveniently located near hotels and condos. We feature a fully stocked pro shop, driving range, locker rooms, putting and chipping greens. Experience dazzling sunsets while dining at the Vista Restaurant serving Hawaiian and American cuisine for breakfast and lunch. The Vista Restaurant is also available for banquets.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 13.25%

Lounge chairs provided for your use on the beach
No smoking in unit or on lanai by state law
Daily Maid service can be arranged for additional fee
No Pets allowed
You won't want to miss this view and it is spectacular!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.