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Oceanfront Floor To Ceiling Glass, AC, Stunning Interior! Banyan Tree 204

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront, Amazing Ocean Views, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, AC, Sunsets, WiFi

Amazing Oceanfront location! Located directly oceanfront at Banyan's surf break. You can't get much closer to the ocean than this unless you are on a boat.! Amazing oceanfront wall of glass! Simply breathtaking!

Life can be so stressful ...enter the door to Banyan Tree 204 and leave your cares behind. Many vacationers have described staying at Banyan Tree 204 as a Hawaiian Bucket List Worthy Experience. The ocean views from this luxurious oceanfront condo are incredible! Then add the gentle breezes over the Pacific ocean (Or turn on the AC!! ) and the swaying palms shimmering in the sunlight in the background...PARADISE! Sit down ocean views from the master bedroom, living room, kitchen, and lanai through the floor to ceiling wall of glass! You are literally 20' away from the gorgeous Pacific ocean!

Over $100,000 spent on complete top to bottom remodel, with new kitchen, baths, flooring, doors, plumbing fixtures, lighting, appliances, cabinetry, and furnishings. This spectacular residence has been fully equipped with everything needed to make your stay completely comfortable and features slab granite and solid wood espresso colored mahogany cabinetry in kitchen, hall, and baths, stainless steel appliances including microwave, large screen flat panel in living room. There is a washer/dryer in the unit, extremely comfortable beds in both bedrooms: Simmons Beautyrest pillow top mattresses, down substitute pillows, large beach towels, beach coolers, stone tile floors, glass mosaic insets in both showers, and plush bath towels.

The gourmet chef's kitchen includes coffee grinder, coffee maker, blender, microwave, toaster, heavy stainless cookware, rice/slow cooker. We also have a large pantry that provides storage for all your food, beverages, and special Hawaiian Treats. This condo is tropically decorated and furnished and is perfect for a family or a romantic getaway or spacious enough for a family. We also did extra things when remodeling our vacation home like moving the small water heater out of the kitchen that most other units have at Banyan Tree and we added a large hot water heater (and placed in the back of the condo) that is big enough to provide water for a large home with several people. No running out of hot water during your shower here! We also expanded the kitchen so that you can open the dishwasher all the way and not hit the oven. We strive to make your vacation experience the very best experience possible while visiting The Big Island.

Watch the whales and dolphins, swim with the sea turtles and tropical fish right outside your door. There is seating for 5 on the amazing ocean view lanai.There are two bar height tables and five bar height captains chairs. No looking through bars to see that beautiful ocean here! Completely private and secure, with covered parking and elevator. No stairs to climb. Spectacular ocean side pool with Weber gas BBQ's and an outdoor shower. AC, Commercial ceiling fans in all rooms, FREE wireless high speed Internet...we have even included a family movie library so that you can have your own 'ocean view movie night'.

Banyan Tree 204 is perfect for honeymooners, special anniversary celebrations, couples traveling together (great floor plan that offers privacy), families, and business travelers.

Banyan Tree is located only 2 miles south of downtown Kona, as well as 2 miles north of the Keauhou shopping center, with all of the fantastic restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, but also several grocery stores, WalMart and even a Costco close by. We have the best ocean view pool in all of Kona or you can go explore the many secluded beaches nearby from sugar white sand to jet black sand.

Please feel free to contact Candace. She will be happy to answer all of your questions .

HAWAII TAX I.D. # GE140845056001

More Details

Owner
Candace Remington Spinali
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Candace Remington Spinali

Aloha! We are Michael and Candace Spinali from Tucson, Arizona. Michael is a native from San Diego and Candace grew up in Michigan. We enjoy our little slice of paradise at Banyan Tree and we are very active as owners of our vacation rentals. We have been married for 29 years and we have two sons. Our oldest son is Michael and he is enrolled in graduate school at SDSU in Electrical/Computer Engineering Program. Our youngest son Cole attends The Wildcat Academy of Engineering at The University of Arizona. (Thus the reason we live in Tucson and left San Diego) We feel very blessed to own our vacation home and to be able to share it with families from around the world!

Candace Remington Spinali purchased this condo in 2007

Why Candace Remington Spinali chose Kailua-Kona

After exploring the Hawaiian Islands, we narrowed our search for a vacation home to the Big Island. It took us three years of looking to finally find our getaway (And several months of construction once we did find it) Our 'had to have list' was extensive. We knew what we wanted because we had vacationed in so many other vacation homes. We had to be on the ocean ( we had to be able to view sunsets, surfers, and whales from the unit), the lanai had to be private (no fishbowl) we had to have two bedrooms ...the master had to have a king sized pillowtop bed and the guest room had to be able to have two full beds ( our oldest son is 6'4' and still growing!) We love our sanctuary! The sound of the waves, the view from almost every room, the 40' wall of glass to let the view in, the pool is fantastic, and the local people are beautiful! We love The Big Island and look forward to returning every time we go...and then we hate to leave and we always plan our next visit before we even get on the plane to leave! It truly is paradise...it's the perfect place to unwind and escape from everyday busy life! It is a magical place and we love sharing our island home with families from all over the world!

What makes this condo unique

The oceanfront wall of glass is spectacular! You can lay on the Cal King Master Bed and see the ocean!

The AC cools rapidly and is a de-humidifier for the entire condo. Just close all the windows, open the doors to all rooms that you would like cooled, and sit back and enjoy the view in comfort! There are also ceiling fans and tropical breezes for those days when AC is not necessary.

Banyan Tree is a smaller, tropical complex of only 20 units so it never seems crowded. You do not have to rush down to the pool early in the morning to place your towel on your chair here! The sunsets from the lanai are magical. Not to be missed!

You might not always need AC, but it is nice to have when needed! The interior is updated and the furnishings are tropical, island style. Everything was designed for comfort to ensure that your stay is extraordinary!

Amenities

Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Doulble vanity glass mosaic shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Glass mosaic shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Simmons Pillow Top
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Simmons Pillow Top Beds
  • There is a Pack N' Play (portable crib) for our tiny VIP guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The cleaning fee includes a guest starter kit which includes : dishwasher detergent, dish washing soap, laundry detergent, laundry dryer sheets and spot removal treatment, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, body soap, and hand soap. *We also provide everything needed for a comfortable day at the beach: boogie board, beach cooler, Tommy Bahama beach chairs with Tommy Bahama umbrella, beach towels, and sand toys.

Reviews

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Oceanfront Floor To Ceiling Glass, AC, Stunning Interior! Banyan Tree 204
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 70 reviews
5

THE BEST ON THE BIG ISLAND

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I arrived from California, we arrived 2 hours before the designated check in time. The very helpful and friendly owner Candace, gave us an early check in which made it soooo much easier after a long 8 hour flight. (Layovers are tough! ) When we opened the front door we were stunned. The place was out of a travel magazine. Beautiful furnishings, gorgeous interior, and the condo was literally on top of the Pacific Ocean. When Candace says it is on the ocean, it is ON the ocean. The view is an absolute 10! The kitchen has everything you will ever need including a coffee grinder which we really appreciated as the first thing we did was go up the hill to the Kona Coffee farms to pick up our weeks worth of Kona coffee. The condo is stocked with boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrella, coolers, beach towels, pack and play crib, high chair...Candace has thought of everything. Please be advised that this unit is on the second floor. We have friends that booked a unit on the 4th floor and they said it was very hot even with AC. I understand the second and third floors are the desired rentals. There is no first floor as that is the parking garage. My wife really enjoyed the fluffy sheets and towels and the unit was squeaky clean and smelled fantastic. Take our advice and don't waste your time with other units on the Big Island. This place is the best and we will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for taking time out of you daily schedule to write such a beautiful and truly appreciated review. I try really hard to make sure each guest has the very best stay possible while on vacation. I know that many people have crazy, busy lives and they just need some down time with no hassles....just vacation time to rejuvenate. The view from Banyan Tree 204 is very special and totally makes one forget about their busy lives! It feels like you are on a boat but there isn't any movement! I love my coffee too so a coffee bean grinder is a must here on The Big Island. You have warmed my heart Wade, many mahalos for being such an awesome guest! ( I hope to have you back ) Mahalo Nui Loa, Candace
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Jacksonville, FL
5

Absolute Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

First, let me say the ocean view from this condo is absolutely breathtaking beyond words. Everything about this unit is exactly as the owner described, and it is exactly what my husband and I anticipated...and more! The unit is beautifully decorated with comfortable, high end furnishings throughout. What you see in the photos really is what you get, and more. The kitchen is fully equiped and well adorned with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances...and the ocean view again from here is awesome! Our son is 14 and loved his own room which was also tastefully decorated and comfortable. He was happy with the Wi-Fi and never turned on the TV. The Master bed was comfortable and the gentle roar of the ocean was like a soothing lulliby every night we were there. In addition, the owners had a nice selection of water toys; boogie boards, snorkle gear, an Umbrella, beach chairs and mats, and a cooler that we used to pack lunch and drinks while we were traveling around the island. The unit is quiet and close to everything. We used the pool and the hot tub every day and the grounds were clean and well maintained including new grass and a very nice new rock wall that was recently replaced. Everything about this condo was perfect for us. We stayed for two weeks and it wasn't long enough..We are now planning another trip to The Big Island for three weeks and there is no need to look any further...this is definately the place to stay. Mahalo Candace!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Teresa! It truly makes me happy to know that you had a great Big Island family vacation while staying in my little slice of heaven! I too love the sound of the waves and I sleep soundly. Many thanks Teresa for your wonderful review and I look forward to your family's return! With Much Aloha, Candace
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5

A Lovely & Peaceful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is amazing. I’m writing this while pouting that today is my last day here. The condo and the whole complex are clean and quiet. The view is wonderful. You couldn’t get closer to the water unless you were in a house on stilts. With polarized glasses, you can literally watch fish from the balcony. We also watched dolphins jumping and surfers riding the waves every day. When the tide is coming in, it looks like they are going to surf right into the living room. We’ve (2 adults and a 4 year old) been here for 9 days and the condo is just like it is represented online. The beds are VERY comfortable, the master bath is better than it appears online, in that there is a separate closet/dressing area, and double sinks/vanity that can be closed off from the toilet & shower. It is well stocked with everything you need from cookware to sand toys. There is also a pay it forward shelf that has plenty of stuff from previous travelers: spices, sauces, mac n cheese, etc. Same in the bathroom – under the sink you’ll find rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, aloe, etc. There are probably 6 Hawaii guide books on the bookshelf - next time, we'll leave ours at home. If you are into swimming and snorkeling, this is the perfect place. The pool is lovely, and magic sands beach is 0.9 miles to the south. Kahalu’u Beach Park is just a little further south (maybe another mile) and we went there a lot with our 4 year old because the bay is protected with a rock wall, so swimming and snorkeling were always great no matter what the tide was up to. The sand at that beach is hard on the feet, but you can grab a pair of the slip on reef shoes here in the condo and wear those into the water, then slip into your flippers and tie the shoes into the draw string on your shorts. Our son would pass out for a nap right after the beach everyday, so we would pick up lunch further in the shopping center further to the south at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue and enjoy Kahlua Pork, cabbage and rice out on the balcony while our son snoozed in his bedroom. This has been the perfect place to let the work stress slide away from the front of my mind and relax. We fly home tomorrow and I will start saving my pennies for another trip back ASAP. Best vacation in a long time.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Darcy! You have warmed my heart. I love families and the time they get to share together in paradise. Life can get crazy, busy so family time is for sure special and the memories that you create together are priceless. The view is the main attraction. You can sit in most rooms and still have a jaw dropping view of the ocean through the floor to ceiling windows with all the turtles and fish swimming around, the talented surfers, and even whales in season. So happy to hear that you have a great family vacation and I look forward to your return! (BTW- you were super great guests!) Mahalo Nui Loa, Candace
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5

The pictures gave a completely accurate view of the property and we loved the floor to ceiling views

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! All the beach toys, bag, chairs, cooler made life easy. Wish we could have stayed longer! Enjoyed watching the surfers every morning and being central to town but quiet.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Cindy for your review! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that HUGE ocean view. ( So much to see....even from the sofa.....so convenient...you don't even have to leave the condo..wahoo!! )You were an amazing guest that I hope have return, and hopefully the next time around you can stay even longer! Mahalo Nui Loa, Candace
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Foxboro, MA
5

Ten Days in Paradise at the best condo on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

#204 Banyan Tree condo is without doubt the nicest home we have had the pleasure of staying. (We have stayed in at least 40 properties around the world) The owner, Candace, kept in constant touch with us to make sure all was well, give us tips on great restaurants and activities and even contacted us when she heard that the island was to be vert windy one day so we could plan accordingly.

Banyan Tree condo is located in an area that gives you quick access to great beaches to the south and downtown Kona to the north. Grocery stores, Walmart and many restaurants are a hop away.

The premises are spotless. Sitting on the lanai with our coffee in the morning you get the pleasure of seeing the local surfers put on quite the show. Evenings, God puts on her show with sunsets unmatched anywhere. You can literally look down into the ocean from the lanai!!!!

Candace also provides snorkel gear, boogie boards, a large Tommy Bahamas umbrella and beach toys galore for little ones if you have them. This alone saves so much time and money. Take a look through the cupboards before you go shopping. We replaced anythingthat was getting low, but how absolutely wonderful to fly in late and have coffee in the morning!

We took a morning snorkeling trip with Fair Winds, whom we recommend highly. Not crowded, great breakfast and lunch, and every type of equipment was provided. We had a pod of 5 dolphins leading the boat and 2 humpback whales and one baby breached the water 100 feet in front of us. The jumped, waved flippers, waved tail and got us wet with their blow hole. Again, I have NEVER been that close to these beautiful animals and am so grateful to God for letting us see this miracle.

We also had the best experience of our lives on the volcano at night and day.

I recommend this condo VERY HIGHLY and can't thank Candace enough for being such a wonderful host! She has the best karma to be found. Thanks again Candace for providing us with Paradise 🌺?🦀?🐚?🐬?🐳?

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My heart is overwhelmed after reading your beautiful review. I am filled with joy knowing that your time on The Big Island was an amazing! It is my goal that each and every guest has the very best experience while visiting paradise. I love to offer my personal tips on favorite beaches, shopping, free things to do, how to save money renting a car, and great restaurants. I am a big fan of "Living Like A Local" when visiting any destination. You get to experience so much more! You get to know the beautiful people and get a true understanding of what makes The Big Island so amazing. Milda, you were an amazing guest that deserves a 10 star rating! I hope to have you back. Mahalo Nui Loa, ( A Big Island Thank You From The Heart ) Candace
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5

Breathtaking view and sound

  • 5 of 5

The tour of us arrived and quickly settled in for a fabulous stay, enjoying the beautiful view and the sounds of crashing waves. We had everything we needed, plus more, kitchen very well stocked. We cooked in a lot and ate nearly every meal on the lanai. Best view in town! Kona is a delightful town, full of good restaurants and shopping, and we enjoyed the variety of things to do. One of the highlights was watching top notch surfers from the pool or our lanai. And the turtles, of course. We will be back. Mahalo Candace, you made our stay very easy and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for taking the time to write your review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the view and eating your meals on the lanai! Many of the condos on The Big Island do not have tables on their lanais, but I agree with you, eating on the lanai is the best seat on the island for enjoying oceanfront meals! Now you can see why we added bar height tables and comfortable bar height chairs so that the bars would not get in the way of that beautiful view while dining in paradise. I so enjoyed getting to know you and mahalo for being amazing guests. I look forward to your return. Mahalo Nui Loa, Candace
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Map

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Beautiful black sand beach. Even when the surf is rolling in, this little gem has calm wate...
Lava Tube Cave
Hiilawe Falls
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Don the Beachcomber
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Quinn's Almost By The Sea
Quinn's is a little restaurant ( some might say kind of a hole in the wall ) but I am a fan...
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
KOA (Kona International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Don The Beachcomber ( Royal Kona Resort )
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
The Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Da Poke Shack (Adjacent to the Kona Bali Kai)
Nearest Beach
0.9 Miles
White Sands Beach
Car: recommended

Downtown Kona: 2 miles

Keauhou: 2 miles

Volcano National Park: 94 miles

Kona Blue Sky Coffee Plantation: 4 miles

Da Poke Shack: three coconut trees over

Costco: 10 miles ( Get gas here if you are a member)

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $110
Tax Rate 14.41%

*The $150 cleaning fee includes a guest starter kit which includes : dishwasher detergent, dish washing soap, laundry detergent, laundry dryer sheets and spot removal treatment, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, body soap,hand soap and more!
*Reserved parking is FREE. Internet is FREE.
*No check in or check out on Holidays. I like my staff to be able to celebrate these special days with their families.
*This is a non-smoking unit. Primary renter must be at least 30 years old. No parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.