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Absolute OCEAN FRONT unit on famous Banyans Surfing Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights


Minimum Stay
6 - 10 nights

About the property

2nd floor, 2 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4 to 6 comfortably

This unique, ocean front unit has all the feel of Hawaii, from it's tropical decor & palm trees to the ocean below! Recently upgraded with new kitchen, bathrooms & all new appliances. Watch the surfers from your private lanai. Fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the ocean waves as they break not 50 feet away from you! Enjoy walking on the rocks and looking at the tide pools, not to mention the sea turtles as they play in the water and come up on the beach. There is a sandy beach just below the lanai great for sunbathing. Snorkel & board rentals on site & Poke Shack! Convenience store across street. This unit has high speed wireless internet, cable TV, DVD player, Plasma TV, stereo/CD player with IPOD station, movies & games. Also everything you need for a day at the beach, incliding beach chairs, towels, umbrella and rolling soft ice chest.This condominium resort has the feel of Hawaii with it's open air lobby, beautiful wood furniture & Concierge on site for all activities.

Kathy or Bruce
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kath & Bruce, thank you so much for sharing your condo. We did enjoy the sunset from Mauna Kea and experienced Waipio Valley and have enjoyed every minute on the lanai. It has been great fun watching the surfers. We would like to come back in 2013 to the Ironman in October.

Sep 2011
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Absolute OCEAN FRONT unit on famous Banyans Surfing Beach!
average rating of 4.660714 based on 82 reviews

Oceanfront with beautiful sunsets

  • 4 of 5

Our two bedroom condo was clean, comfortable and equipped with everything we could need. The owners, Bruce and Kathy provided us with tons of valuable information on what to do on Hawaii . On our lanai we were entertained daily by surfers, sea turtles and dolphins. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandra and Tim

  • 4 of 5

This was our third trip to the big island and our first time staying at the Bali Kai. The condo was very good and the location is excellent. Kathy, the owner was so helpful and very attentive to all of our needs.

The view is amazing and watching dolphins, turtles and surfers from the lanai was a daily joy!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation we will never forget!

  • 5 of 5

First, the condo was exactly as described, worked perfectly for our party of four. The bed in the master bedroom was so comfortable. We slept like babies! Sunsets were to die for, and watched surfers all the time.

Wish I could upload the pictures we took from the lanai because the view was so gorgeous! So many turtles, and they're huge — we would sit in the mornings while drinking Kona coffee (my husband was in Heaven because he adores Kona coffee) and watch the turtles swim in the surf and their heads popping up for air after the wave fun. Between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., almost every morning, you could see pods of dolphins swimming. They're out there a ways so you need to look hard, but the sun glistened on their heads, backs and dorsal fins.

**Only word of caution, the rocky beach at the condo houses sea urchins. They're brown/black in color and have long spike like spines sticking out of them, and they cling to rocks. Wear water shoes! Our teens decided not to wear their water shoes and were back in 10 minutes with feet embedded with urchin spines because they accidentally stepped on them, very painful. Luckily we found that soaking the afflicted areas in warm white vinegar for 30-60 minutes helps to dissolve the spines.

We found the best place to snorkel was Hapuna State Beach Park, if you have a rental car it's worth the drive. We took a day and drove to Volcano, Hawaii and were lucky enough the volcano was active that day and spewing lava. It's worth the drive, however, bring water and stop when you can for restroom breaks — one thing we found is that once you're outside Kona it gets a little rural. It also takes a fair amount of time to get places because the roads are very narrow and curvy. If you decide to take a trip to the volcanoes, give yourselves plenty of time to hike and/or drive around, this really is a day trip and dress warmer than you would. Lots of misty rain and with the elevation climb the temperature was almost 20-degrees cooler.

The food in Kailua Kona is superb, we loved the Fish Hopper and I have to say the fish tacos and Bubba Gumps were the best I've ever had! The tuna melt at the Kona Inn Restaurant was awesome and we loved the fish n' chips. If you're a football fan, particularly a Green Bay Packers fan, go to Quinn's Almost By The Sea sports bar — family friendly, awesome place for food, drinks and football.

We are already planning our next trip because this truly was a vacation we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Bali Kai

  • 5 of 5

The Bali Kai condo on Banyans Beach was a great spot for our stay during IronMan week. The unit was very clean, well stocked and contained everything we needed from the kitchen to laundry to fast internet. The condo was comfortable for the four of us (could easily accommodate 2 more) with convenient access to all amenities (ie. short drives to Kailua centre and grocery stores). The view from the lanai was definitely a bonus, being mere metres from the ocean with fabulous views of the surf (and surfers) as well as stunning sunsets. During the process, Kathy and Bruce were always very proactive with their communications, providing excellent information regarding the rental process. Highly recommended rental and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The condo was everything we hoped for. Breakfast and Dinner on the lanai was great.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great. Plenty of room for 4 and everything we needed to enjoy our vacation. No need to take beach gear, hats or towels everything was in the closet. Just a few feet from the beach as shown on the website. Breakfast and Dinner on the lanai while watching the surfers and turtles below was nice. Watching the Sunsets and falling asleep to the crashing of waves on the rocks was spectacular. We will definitely be back.



  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and lanai!

  • 3 of 5

This condo is in an amazing location. Right next to a small beach with awesome surfing and less than 5 minutes by car to Magic Sands Beach and Kahalu'u Beach Park, which is incredible for snorkeling. This condo DOES NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING!! I don't know how I missed this fact when booking but as our rental period was in July, A/C was sorely missed. This unit is right on the beach and the waves crashing are LOUD! Also a lot of salt spray comes in because you will have to have both sliding glass doors open at all times to help cool it. The lanai was my favorite thing about this condo. Big, lots of chairs, a chaise lounge and great surfer and turtle watching. The condo really has everything you could need for a fun stay, beach chairs (though only three, after my husband and I took a chair my 2 kids were fighting over the only other chair every time we went to the beach), an umbrella, noodles and a couple of coolers. They could use a few more beach towels, there were only 5 and when you are going to the beach everyday it would be nice to have few more to rotate them and let them dry in between. There also was no snorkel gear in the condo. We rented it down in the village but it would have been nice to have it available. There is a surfboard under the master bed, which we didn't find until our last day. That was too bad because we had rented one for a week :(

The kitchen is well equipped, toaster, blender and plenty of dishes and glassware. The washer and dryer were great to have and we LOVED the keypad on the front door. No worrying about keys, losing or sharing them with the kids. I will say that the floors in the unit were pretty dirty. There was a sign on the wall next to the front door asking to take shoes off but the floors and carpet in the bedrooms were filthy. We took off our shoes the first day but after seeing the state of the bottoms of our feet after walking around the condo, we kept our shoes on :( The pool in the complex looked like it was ready for an overhaul but very refreshing and clean and never crowded. The turtles on the beach were amazing to see! Kathy was very responsive when we had questions. Dinner at Sam Choy's was GREAT but TERRIBLE at Fish Hopper! Huggo's for breakfast really good, beautiful view.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann Marie Weis, Thank you for your review in that our condo is in an amazing location... right on the water with beautiful ocean breezes going directly through and the sound of the ocean is amazing to sleep by. It is specified in my listing that we do not have air conditioning. We do not supply snorkel gear or surfboards. In the description of amenities, those items are not listed. Snorkel gear really is a personal thing as everyone's needs are different; mask size, fin size... We do however have 2 boogie boards and I think five beach towels are plenty for a family of four. The surfboard is for our private use as we keep the fin off of it while stored. I'm sorry that you found the floors dirty as they are professionally mopped just before each guest arrives. Carpet cleaned also. It sounds like you were not happy about many things during your stay... food as well. We love the Fish Hopper! Best Fish in Kona... But again, thank you for your review...
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kona International
Car: recommended

This is an absolute OCEAN FRONT location! Close to town, farmers market, arts &crafts and great snorkeling beaches. On famous 'Banyons' pro-surfing Beach. Lyman's' beach, just down the street for the intermediate surfer. Kahaluu Beach Park just 1 mile south for beginner surfers and swimming. Watch the surfers from sun up to sun set. Watch the sea turtles in their natural habitat below your lanai. Lot's of tide pools too! Seasonal Whale watching is spectacular! The true feeling of HAWAII...


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 20 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
Ironman 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 16 2017
10 night minimum stay
Value Season
Oct 17 2017 - Dec 19 2017
6 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 20 2017 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $135
Tax Rate 13.42%

If paying through this website with an International credit card, a .0125% Surcharge applies.
This surcharge will be deducted from your refund.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1002 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 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
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both Newly remodeled with swanstone counters and new fixtures.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Calif. King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • Enjoy falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the ocean waves!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
FREE WI FI and Long distance phone calls Nationwide and Canada Reverse osmosis water system through kitchen sink and refrigerator. Pull down shades on Lanai, to keep out afternoon sun glare. Ceiling fans in every room including lanai. **Concierge located in lobby for all activities, tours and dining needs.

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