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Kona Oceanfront Penthouse Condo: New Remodel, Crashing Waves, Sunsets & Turtles

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,023 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Direct oceanfront, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6, recently remodeled & updated

THE VOLCANIC ERUPTION HAS SUBSIDED AND AIR QUALITY IS NORMAL. 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 wood-grain tile floors, 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. The master bedroom has it's own bathroom and the second bathroom is adjacent to the guest bedroom.

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 10.25% 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

Owner
Mike Gaudette
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, American Sign Language
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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 Kailua-Kona

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 wood-grain tile 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.

Amenities

Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1023 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Kona Oceanfront Penthouse Condo: New Remodel, Crashing Waves, Sunsets & Turtles
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5

Fantastic Gem

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic find. Clean, great location and everything I hoped it would be. The owners were great and very easy to work with. Loved every minute of it!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. We hope every guest experiences their dream vacation in our condo on the Big Island and takes home a lifetime of memories.
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What a perfect location for a trip to the big island!

  • 4 of 5

We brought our grandsons for their first vacation with just us, so it was most important to us that everything was special for them. The first morning in the condo, I woke to our oldest grandson sitting on the lanai at 5 a.m. watching surfers right in front of us. It was magical. The trip just got better from there, which seemed impossible at the time. We very much enjoyed our time in the condo!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. The view from the lanai is spectacular. Besides watching the surfers from sunrise to sunset, you can watch the fish and turtles directly below you and enjoy the sunset between the palm trees every evening. Paradise every day!
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5

Kona Condo

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo! The location was great as well as the amenities. Thank you, Mike!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice clean oceanfront property with a poke shack next door and a few minutes drive from downtown

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, well stocked in the kitchen and for the beach (snorkels, fins, life vests, boogie boards, sun umbrella, and beach chairs) and had a beautiful oceanfront view conveniently located a few minutes from downtown where there are multiple Farmers markets where we stocked up on fresh local fruit. There is no AC so it was a bit humid inside sometimes even with the sliding doors open but sitting on the Lanai was one of our favorite pastimes so it wasn't often an issue. The owner is very responsive and when a few of the initial clothes washer cycles didn't start properly he offered to have someone come by that day, but then the washer started working when we tried again before anyone came to fix it. There wasn't any noise from neighbors and there was always plenty of parking in the covered garage. Overall, we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed the many amenities, the direct ocean views, convenient location of the condo and plenty of free parking.
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5

All around awesome experience!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo felt like home and Mike the owner had a lot of nice finishing touches. He gave us so much information about the island and where to go , what to do and what to expect, that was so very helpful. The location was perfect and my daughters and I enjoyed watching the surfers and the wonderful sunsets from the lanai. Hope that I get a chance to return with my husband in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. It is our goal to provide everything needed for you to have a memorable experience on the Big Island including comprehensive information, spectacular views, a comfortable temporary home on the beach and lots of amenities.
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5

Exactly as advertised. Awesome view. Very accommodating

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Map

Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Huggo's
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

4.166% cleaning fee tax $6.04
Cleaning fee per stay $145

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.