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Kona Oceanfront Penthouse Condo: Spectacular Sunsets, Surfers, Whales -Fast WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,023 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront, 2 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 6, Short Stay Specials from $100/night-call owner

This desirable oceanfront penthouse unit (with elevator) features spacious open beam ceilings and is only 30 feet from the gentle surf lapping directly below the lanai, where surfers launch into the spectacular blue waves of Banyans Beach, one of Kona’s most popular surfing spots. This beautifully remodeled and furnished condo features an oceanfront living room and master bedroom with unparalleled 180 degree ocean views and access to spectacular Kona sea life and sunsets. Your cares dissolve away as warm sun and soothing surf caress your mind and body on the unique ironwood-framed teak lanai in your comfortable teak steamer chairs. Enjoy the brilliant blue skies, colorful Hawaiian reef fish, green sea turtles, Humpback whales, spinner dolphins and surfers right from your lanai. In the quiet evening, relax on your lanai and experience the amazing reds and oranges of a spectacular Kona sunset as the huge orb descends into the sea through the softly waving palm fronds. Luxuriate in the newly remodeled master bathroom and shower with multiple shower heads, double sinks and contemporary tile work. The beautiful bamboo hardwood floors throughout, well stocked kitchen with granite countertops and contemporary cabinets and upscale Hawaiian-themed furnishings will make you wish you never had to leave. During the day, slide the 12’-wide doors between the master bedroom and living room into the wall pocket to enjoy an unrestricted panoramic ocean view from throughout the living area. At night, leave the lanai doors open in the oceanfront master bedroom and living room and be lulled to sleep by the ceaseless caress of the waves on the worn lava rocks below. Gentle ocean breezes keep you cool day and night whether snoozing on the lanai, entertaining friends in your oceanfront paradise or sleeping soundly in your king-size bed (click on 'More Details' to see all the unit amenities).

Amenities include free in-unit password protected WiFi and internet access, full-size washer and dryer, coffee grinder, large and small ice chests, frozen ice packs, beach chairs, beach towels, beach mats, boogie boards, snorkel gear, children’s beach toys, two pack ‘n plays, popular board and table games, puzzles, BluRay DVD players, 3 flat screen TVs, stereo with iPad/iPhone/iPod docking station, iron and ironing board, safe, and wall-mounted hair dryers.

Sleeping arrangements include a king-size bed in the oceanfront master bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom. The living room pune (Hawaiian sofa/couch) is actually a second pair of twin beds. The unit sleeps four persons privately (two in the master bedroom and two in the second bedroom) or six if you use the pune.

Resort amenities include free parking, elevator, a large swimming pool with deck chairs and tables, hot tub/spa, comfortable lobby with wireless Internet, concierge desk for Big Island activities, oceanfront gas barbecues, oceanfront lounge chairs on the beach, numerous shallow lava tide pools with green sea turtles, Da Poke Shack (a very popular restaurant for poke), Miller’s Surf Shop (surfing, diving and snorkel gear), on-site security and convenience store (with alcohol sales) across the street. The resort does not allow smoking in any public areas and our unit is also non-smoking.

Hawaii General Excise Tax of 4.166% and Transient Occupancy Tax of 9.25% are charged on all rental nights. In addition, Hawaii General Excise Tax of 4.166% is charged on the cleaning fee. The owners' Hawaii Tax ID number is W21826366-02.

More Details

Mike Gaudette
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, American Sign Language
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Mike Gaudette

We are native Oregonians and began vacationing in Hawaii about 20 years ago. We loved the islands so much we came back more and more often. We initially bought a one-bedroom condo in 2006 at Kona Bali Kai, across the street from the beach with no ocean view. We live on the Oregon coast, but rarely go to the beach; so, when we decided to buy a larger condo we wanted to be right on the beach - and you can't get any closer than our condo at Kona Bali Kai. We love sharing Hawaii with our kids, grandkids and many friends.

Mike Gaudette purchased this condo in 2007

Why Mike Gaudette chose Kona Coast

We live on the often rainy Oregon coast and didn't want to come to Hawaii and be in the rain. The dry Kona coast is perfect for our vacations. And the nearly constant trade winds keep our condo cool day and night. Kona Bali Kai is perfectly situated along Ali'i Drive. It's close enough to old town Kailua-Kona for a refreshing walk into town, but not close enough to have a lot of unwanted traffic or commercial activity. And, of course, you can't get any closer to the beach than at the Kona Bali Kai and where else can you watch surfers and sea life all day long from your lanai?

What makes this condo unique

We love our 4th floor unit with open-beam ceilings that create a feeling of spaciousness We love that the 12' doors separating the living room from the master bedroom disappear completely into the wall during the day (no other unit at Kona Bali Kai has this feature) so that there is a panoramic view of the ocean and surfers from anywhere in the unit. We love the way the sun sets every night right between the palm trees off our lanai and how we can sit on the lanai and watch surfers, whales (in season) and turtles. One of the most unusual features of our unit is the teak lanai framed in Hawaiian ironwood and bamboo hardwood floors throughout the unit.. The newly remodeled master bath and walk-in shower features your choice of an adjustable shower head on the wall or a drenching rain head in the ceiling, dual cabinets and sinks, and an elongated toilet. We love to play games and spend time at the beach in Hawaii, so the unit is fully equipped with games and beach accessories, including children's play toys.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1023 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom features dual sinks, toilet and shower
  • Master bathroom is attached to master bedroom and features double sinks and cabinets, walk-in tiled shower with dual shower heads, tiled floor, and plenty of light. Second bathroom features tiled tub/shower and plenty of light.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom features floor to ceiling windows to the ocean, door out onto the lanai, king bed, big-screen TV, adjustable speed ceiling fan and dimmable lights, mirrored closet. Includes an attached master bath will double sinks and cabinets, walk-in tiled shower with dual shower heads, tiled floor, and plenty of light. Bedroom two features two twin beds, dresser and TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

Kona Oceanfront Penthouse Condo: Spectacular Sunsets, Surfers, Whales -Fast WiFi
average rating of 4.888889 based on 63 reviews

Perfect and then some

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you open the door and look straight thru the condo to the ocean you feel good things await you. The condo itself was spotless. It had everything you need from a well stocked kitchen to very nice furnishings. Loved that washer and dryer. The lanai was my spot. Starting with morning coffee and ending with and evening libation. To lay on the lounges during the day listening to the waves the stress just disappeared. Looking for sea turtles was an everyday event. Watching surfers and boogie boarders was amazing. The complex is well kept and secure. Mike does a good job maintain the condo. I know the salt air is relentless in weathering things quickly. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the well-stocked kitchen and full-size washer and dryer. The spectacular view of the ocean and surfers and the sound of the waves crashing below the lanai is what makes for a truly memorable vacation.
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Austin, TX

Wonderful view and convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

Although there's much to see and do on the Big Island of Hawaii, it was difficult for us to pry ourselves from the lovely lanai and view from this condo. The condo itself is quite comfortable and was stocked with the basics to make it our second home for 10 days. Mike was helpful from the beginning of the booking process throughout our stay - especially that first day when we arrived all exhausted and I was having trouble finding the key code! Yes, the pool area needs to be updated which we hear is coming but we wanted beaches so never used it. In fact, this unit is far away from the chattering of the children in the pool - we heard only waves and sea breezes in the condo and on the lanai. Lovely stay, thanks Mike!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great time and enjoyed the views from the lanai. The sound of the waves below the lanai and the rustle of the breezes in the palm trees are wonderful for relaxing. The pool at the condo is scheduled for renovation later this year, but many guests want to spend their time at the beach.
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Longbow Lake, ON

Had fantastic 15 nights in Kona! Great location and nicely decorated condo.

  • 3 of 5

Kona Bali Kai 405 was very roomy for 2 people. Was in contact with the owner several times to rectify various problems. Condo could use a thorough cleaning and replacement and addition of kitchen contents. WiFi needs replacing.Mike was responsive to our concerns and committed to addressing them. Sunsets were spectacular from the lanai! The sea turtles and surfers right in front of the condo kept us entertained throughout our stay. Thanks Mike for all the Big Island information you provided us in the condo. Certainly assisted us in enjoying everything the Big Island has to offer!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great experience watching the turtles, surfers and sunsets from the lanai. It can sometimes be challenging to do a deep cleaning between back-to-back guests (only five hours to turn the unit around), but it is still always our goal to meet guests' expectations. We have addressed specific areas with our long-term housekeeper and are contracting with an additional cleaner for scheduled deep-cleaning. Although we try to make sure we have a wide variety of kitchen amenities, they sometimes break, disappear or are damaged. We review every item in the unit every six months and replace or upgrade items needing attention. We appreciate feedback from guests between our visits so we can correct any deficiencies and make sure your visit is perfect. Guest recommendations for additional amenities are always welcome; we want you to feel at home! After several years of reliable service, the wifi router apparently began working intermittently. It has been replaced. We are glad guests are able to take advantage of all the information and amenities we provide to have a wonderful vacation on the Big Island.
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Redding, CA

Front row seat to the best ocean view

  • 5 of 5

This property is probably the closest you will get to the water, short of sleeping on the shoreline!! The view and sound of the ocean are the main attraction along with watching surfers of all ages and breathtaking sunsets! We spent many hours playing games and eating meals on the lani.

Mike is very accommodating and the condo is nicely arranged for the size. I especially liked that it was on the top floor which made it very private from the backside. We had 6 adults in this unit, it was pretty cozy, probably most comfortable with 4 people. There is no air conditioning but the fans and large open doors help move the air nicely. Only one night of our stay was uncomfortably warm. Summer months might be an issue. The property is located on the main drag so it's very busy but easy to get to town! It was nice to have easy parking and constantly see security wandering in and out of the garages. Security is strict, which is good, but don't forget to have your parking permit on the dash or you WILL get one warning before towing.

If you want to be "on the water", love the sound of the ocean and sunsets this is seriously the place to be!! Thank you Mike!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy you found the unit comfortable. The consistent ocean wind and the ceiling fans keep the unit cool day and night. The great views of surfers, paddle-boarders, the sunsets and the sea life are what make our unit so wonderful. And the location to downtown Kailua-Kona and tourist sites is just perfect for either a nice walk or a short car ride.
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying almost 3 weeks at this beautiful condo. The pictures are spot on and the owner was amazing to work with. We spent much time enjoying the lanai, reading (and napping) on the lounge chairs, listening to the roar of the ocean and warmed by the sunshine on our toes. We have been to Hawaii many times, but this was our first time on the Big Island. The condo was a wonderful oasis after a day of exploring and a nice place to relax during a day "at home." We were able to visit, and share treats, with the neighbors and everyone was very friendly. Never felt like we were outsiders, but warmly welcomed with Aloha.

We look forward to our next visit to Hawaii and the many places yet to explore. This is a wonderful home base and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a wonderful time in our condo. As you experienced, relaxing on the lanai and listening to the waves crashing below is very enjoyable after a long day of activities, or a whole day of lounging around. And I'm very happy that you experienced the Big Island's aloha during your trip. Thanks for staying with us.
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Breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had an amazing stay! Wonderful accommodations! Comfy beds, washer & dryer in house, & the lanai...spectacular!!!! Watching the sunrise & sunset absolutely breathtaking! Will seek out for our next stay.

Aloha & Mahalo

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time at our condo. Our lanai is a great spot to watch the surfers from dawn to dusk and the setting sun framed between the palm trees is always beautiful. We are happy you were able to take advantage of the many amenities we supply for our guests (like the full-size washer and dryer) and hope you can come back soon.
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Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Kona Country Club (public, 36 holes)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway
Nearest Restaurant
Da Poke Shack (on site)
Nearest Beach
Banyons (on site)
Car: recommended

Located on popular Ali'i Drive, frequented by active walkers, joggers, bikers, and roller-bladers. One mile to one of the best white sand beaches on the Big Island (White Sands Beach Park) and 2.2 miles to excellent snorkeling in crystal clear water (Kahalu'u Beach Park). Watch surfers and paddle boarders all day long from your oceanfront lanai and whales spouting and breaching in season.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Short stay special
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Short stay special
Jun 6 2017 - Jun 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Short stay special
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Short Stay Special
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer special
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ironman 2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
2018 High Season
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Low season 2018
Apr 23 2018 - Oct 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Ironman 2018
Oct 6 2018 - Oct 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee per stay $125
4.166% cleaning fee tax $5.21
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Because the unit will be unavailable to other prospective renters once a reservation is confirmed, cancellations less than 60 days prior to the Check-in Date will forfeit all or a portion of the pre-paid fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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