About the property
- Condo1023 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, American Sign Language
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
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 Hōlualoa
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was a fantastic rental. Right on the ocean with a great view. The Condo was in excellent shape and was fully equipped with all the kitchen appliances and utensils and even had 3 TVs along with tons of snorkeling gear, boogie boards, and life vests. Mike was extremely helpful as we arrived late at night and a little confused on gaining access to the condo. A quick phone call to Mike and we were in. He even called us back to make sure everything was ok. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip.
Thanks for the nice review. Our condo is all about the great views, pounding surf, attention to details and the amenities we offer to make your vacation memorable.
Exactly as advertised. Awesome view. Very accommodating
The owner of this unit is wonderful to work with. So much info and guidance given and any problems ( only one minor one) were handled immediately. The view is awesome and even though there was no a/c, it was breezy and comfortable most of the time. If you are planning a visit, this is where you should stay!
Thanks for the nice review. I'm glad the unit was everything you expected it to be. All our guests rave about the wonderful view because the condo is only 30 feet away from the ocean! We try to provide comprehensive information (written and in the homeaway app) to make your vacation truly memorable.
Very clean, well decorated and equipped, with a million dollar view!!!
Owner Mike was very responsive and provided lots of detailed info Re the condo and the island attractions. Unit was clean and extremely well equipped. Lots of nice touches Re decorating. Tremendous view from large lanai - often with surfers, snorkelers, sailboats. Turtles often in tide pools or on rocks below. Building was quiet. Will stay here next time.
Thanks for the nice review. The view from the lanai is what everyone loves about our condo: surfers, turtles, fish, dolphins, whales, boats, paddle boarders, palm trees and sunsets. We are glad you enjoyed all the amenities we provide for guests.
This condo is great and we highly recommend it.
Owner: Mike was a pleasure to deal with. He provided us with very detailed information on the condo itself plus activities in the area.
Unit: The kitchen is a good size and is fully equipped. There are beach chairs, coolers, snorkel gear, kids beach toys, etc, available for use. The view from the lanai is fantastic. We had our breakfasts watching the surfers, and had suppers watching the sunset over the ocean.
Building: pool and pool area are clean and newly renovated. We had no problem getting parking spots.
Grounds: well-maintained. The grills are cleaned every day and it was a pleasure to cook supper by the ocean. There were turtles relaxing in the tide pools every day.
Thanks for the nice review. The views from the lanai always "wow" guests; the surfers are typically out from sunrise to sunset, the sunsets between the palm trees are spectacular and the turtles are abundant. The newly renovated pool is beautiful and we try to provide all the amenities our guests want so you have a memorable vacation on the Big Island.
The condo is beautiful and very well stocked with all the amenities one could possibly need. The furniture is super comfortable. Communication with Mike was superb and we had all the necessary information for check-in and check-out just when we needed it. We had a lovely stay and highly recommend this unit.
Thanks for the nice review. We try to make your vacation absolutely wonderful and it worked! We are glad our guests enjoy the amenities and clear communications.
Beautiful beach home
We just got back from our amazing trip to Hawaii and stay in this condo. The owner is extremely accommodating and thoughtful. Every thing you need for a wonderful stay is included in the condo. Some bonus amenities we enjoyed were the snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach towels and chairs, coolers, and binoculars. The kitchen has everything you need. The ocean breeze kept the condo cooler even in midday. The king size bed was incredibly comfortable. Everything was wonderful! Highly recommend!
Thanks for the nice review. We offer many amenities so guests have a memorable experience on the Big Island without having to buy or rent equipment.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.