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Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated w/wifi

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 808 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our Kona Bali Kai (Unit 305) 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom with Full Width Lanai is DIRECT OCEAN FRONT with an underhand rock toss to the sea wall. You can't get any closer and stay dry.

If you want DIRECT Ocean Front, DIRECTLY in front of the most popular Island surf break in a TOTALLY remodeled unit at an unbeatable value you have found it. Our view in front of the surf break is world class. Our annual occupancy is normally over 90% so book early.

Important note: Our 2 day minimum ONLY applies if you book next to an existing booking (Calendar is kept current). Otherwise the normal minimum (except xmas & Ironman) is 6 nights. This is covered under the notes section at the bottom of the rates area. Email or write us if you have any questions.

Note: The KBK pool/pool deck area was refurbished this summer (2017) and reopened on Sept.. 16th!. (Yeah! - Finally) - Pictures to follow.

Our late 2010 purchased condo underwent a complete (demo'd to block walls and rebuilt over a 3 month period) $75,000 remodel with the work managed by the retired Project Manager Owner. New custom cherry cabinets in Kitchen/Baths, Matching Granite slab counters, new front walkway windows and rear Lanai sliders, new custom tiled showers (Master bath w/ glass block enclosure), new patterned floor tile in Greatroom/lanai, new bedroom rugs, newer Samsung 52" flat panel High def. TV and Blue Ray player. Quality Casablanca Fans in each major room and 12,000 BTU AC unit. We also provide free long distance calls to the Mainland US/Canada and free Wifi.

The famous (site of frequent competitions) Banyan Surf Break is again DIRECTLY in front of our unit so you'll enjoy watching the surfers while relaxing on the lanai. Our unit is on the convenient 3rd building level with free ground level parking and no steps to unit with use of the elevator.

The Living Room and Master Bedroom each utilize floor to ceiling sliders accessing the spacious ocean front lanai. The new sliders are double glass so you can control the ocean surf noise level in the condo by opening or shutting the doors. Custom shoji type silhouette sliding glass panels (Unique to Kona Bali Kai) separate the Greatroom from the MBR.

The accessible coastline in front of Kona Bali Kai has tide pools and sandy areas - perfect for poking around on a lazy afternoon. Free propane fired outdoor barbeques are available for guests and a turtle (Hono) visitor or two is a frequent sight.

Condo square footing including lanai is about 1,000'. You will notice VRBO ads for KBK 2BR units show different sizes. All 2 BR KBK units are the same size to my knowledge! The interior is just over 800' and the full width lanai is about 200 square feet.

White Sands County Park is 1 mile south, Kahaluu snorkeling beach/bay is 2 miles south and there is a great small hidden beach a short walk away I'll tell you about in my client letter upon booking.

We live a mile south of KBK most of the year at an ocean view condo we managed as a vacation rental for 10 years before retiring and moving to Kona in 2009. We understand how important our guests vacation time is and do our utmost to provide a positive experience. You are dealing directly with the owners (not a Property Management Company) when you book directly with us, the owners.

Sharon is a part time commercial artist specializing in tropical flower water colors. You will enjoy several examples of her paintings in the condo.

Master Bedroom has a full size king bed with nightstands and chest of drawers; 2nd BR has a queen bed with nightstands, dresser and 26' LCD TV.

If unit 305 is booked check out our sister condo @ Kona Bali Kai unit 219. Its listed under VRBO #490632. Unit 219 is just like 305 except a reverse layout and located 1 level below + a few units to the north of unit 305. Unit 219 welcomed our first client in Dec. 2013 after completion of an $80K+ full remodel.

Kindly take the time to read our client referrals - you will find them unparalleled!

State of Hawaii Tax ID: GE/TA-135-847-9360-01

Keywords: Direct Ocean Front Direct Beach Front Ocean View

More Details

Owner
Lynn Noffsinger
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Lynn Noffsinger

Lynn Noffsinger (retired Intel Engineer) and Sharon Noffsinger (retired Elementary Educator) were able to achieve a long term goal by moving to Hawaii in early 2009. Our nearby residence (1 mile south from Kona Bali Kai) was a successful VRBO vacation rental (# 2767) for 10 years from 1999 to 2009. We understand the importance of our clients vacation time and make every effort to provide an outstanding value. Many of our former clients were repeat visitors or friends and family of previous clients.

Except when off island we accomplish all turnovers ourselves to insure the condo is perfect for your arrival.

Lynn Noffsinger purchased this condo in 2010

Why Lynn Noffsinger chose Kailua-Kona

Direct oceanfront facing a world class surfbreak with the best climate in the world at a great value. What else can we say other than how do you spell Pina Colada??

What makes this condo unique

First you need to make the impossible choice of enjoying the lanai view or hop in the rental car and go exploring.

For lunch why not utilize the provided ocean front barbecues or check out the small 'POKI Shack' take-out lunch spot next to the lobby for some island 'soul' food and a brewski?? Poki is the island version of Ahi (Tuna) sushi.

Across the street is a convenience store for those forgotten condiments, drinks and snacks.

Free island bus service is available in front of the building along with a frequent $2/trip tourist shuttle into town and shopping.

Too many options, not enough time - recommend enjoying the lanai view and watching the surfers wipe out while you mull over options.

There is also a small, secluded sand beach with water access a short walk away I'll tell you about it in my Guest letter after you complete your booking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This Apartment was incredible. The ambiance and scenery were amazing and the sunsets on my goodness... The convenience of this location coupled with the activities in the neighboring community was all I needed. Great Apartment. Would highly recommend to anyone."
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 808 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom (Master BR) - toilet , shower , Beautiful tiled shower with glass block entry. 30" entry.
    Bathroom (Guest) - toilet , shower , Beautiful tiled shower w/ sliding glass doors. 26" entry.
  • Both Tiled bathrooms have convenient showers with a glass block divider in Master Bath and glass sliders in Guest bath. Both bathrooms have tiled floors, custom cherry cabinets and granite counters. We supply liquid hand soap for all sinks and Body wash soap for both showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Comfortable, newer King bed with medium firmness.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Comfortable, newer queen bed with medium firmness, 32" entry
  • King size bed in MBR, Queen size Bed in Guest BR, Sleep Sofa near Queen size hide-a-bed in Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sharon is an artist specializing in Hawaiiana flower watercolors. Several pictures are in the apartment and are available for sale. $500 large and as low as $200 small framed. Any floral type picture can be painted and mailed via tube or flat to any US/Canada address - inquire.

Reviews

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Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated w/wifi
average rating of 4.866667 based on 62 reviews
Coarsegold, CA
5

The Absolute Best

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best condo we have ever stayed at in the Hawaiian Islands. Totally updated and at the best location on the island. You get a surf show from dawn to dusk and it is as oceanfront as you can possibly be. Conveniently located for most island activities. The owners are very helpful and live nearby. We would definitely stay here again. I would give this six stars if I could.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, AB, Canada
5

Love this place

  • 5 of 5

It’s obvious that we love this place because we have stayed there 5 times so far. It’s nice and clean and comfortable. We love sitting on the lanai in the morning and watch the surfers. If you have any problems or concerns the owner lives close by and is happy to help you out.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice condo and location

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay here, great location and wonderful ocean views. My only complaint is probably more of a personal preference, my boyfriend and I both keep our houses pretty cold in the summer with AC so we specifically booked Hawaii condos that listed AC. It was a window-type AC unit in the living room and didn’t do much to make the bedrooms any cooler at all, and there was little or no airflow through the condo (could’ve just been a not very windy time when we were there). So the bedroom was very very warm by our standards and we had a hard time sleeping comfortably, especially with the 2-hour timer on the AC unit which caused us to get up constantly throughout the night and restart it. But again that’s just how we are used to keeping our homes and hotel rooms so it was a little difficult for us but may not be an issue for some people at all. The condo was otherwise very nice and well-equipped.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings to our current and future clients. One of our few frustrations as a quality vacation rental owner are guests who have a rare concern and then list the concern in a review without contacting us during their stay. If they had called us during their short, 4 night stay we would have worked with them to insure the condo had all windows shut when they ran the AC and that the bathroom doors were shut so the cold air could not escape through the bath venting system. If needed we would also have had them set up the provided portable fan to blow air from the greatroom (near the AC) into the master bedroom to better balance out the cool air. AC is rare along the Kona coast due to the common trade winds, cost of electricity (4x Mainland) and high cost of A/C maintenance from the Salt air. We are one of the few Ocean Front KBK units to provide it. Normally our top of the line Casablanca fans in each room coupled with the tradewinds keep the unit comfortable without the need for A/C. We live 1 mile away from KBK and like most residents never turn on our A/C. Why seal yourself in a box with the A/C on - vs. enjoying the perfumed air of Hawaii after traveling so far to get here? We are in the process of replacing the 2 hour AC timers with 4 hour timers to make it easier for nighttime A/C use. Without a timer, guests sometimes would run the A/C 24x7, even when not home resulting in unpopular and unnecessary $350 power bills. With our top of the line Casablanca fans in each major room the unit has excellent air circulation if you open the jalousie windows and lanai doors. Normally with the lanai screen doors open, normal trade winds and a couple of fans circulating air the unit is very comfortable inside without the need for A/C. When desired on the rare muggy day the A/C cools the unit nicely if so desired. We understand some clients like to run the A/C at night and the 2 hour timer can be a hassle. We just ordered 4 hour timers to replace the existing 2 hour timers in an attempt to better balance out comfort with reasonable utility bills. We provide an unbeatable value for your vacation $ as conveyed in the vast majority of our reviews and welcome our many repeat clients each year. The high end hotels will provide 24x7 AC but with a price to match!
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Calif.
4

very nice

  • 4 of 5

All the accolades this condo receives are well deserved i.e,wonderful view, nice kitchen, attentive owners etc. So I'm addressing this review only to handicapped individuals. In Hawaii handicapped accessible does not mean handicapped compliant. If you require grab bars, handicap height toilets and room to maneuver wheelchairs you should inquire as to your specific needs.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest Grove, Oregon
5

Exceptional In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

What can I say that hasn't already been said in 50+ Five Star Reviews?! Kona Bali Kai #305 is indeed exceptional in every way. Our jaws dropped when we walked through the front door and we hadn't even noticed the view yet. It was the condo itself that initially took our collective breath away. It is beautifully finished and furnished, wonderfully equipped, fabulously spacious and impeccably clean. We have stayed in many, many vacation rentals (condos and private homes) over the years and this unit was by far the best....and we've stayed in some great places, by the way. When you walk in a place and your heart says "I want to spend the rest of my life right here" you know it's pretty special.

About that view: Holy Cow! I am a firm believer that if you are going to be on a tropical island it is a requirement that you be ocean front. And this place delivered. Nothing between me and that ocean except the lanai railing. And we only closed the slider screens when we left for the day and that was just to keep the birds out of the condo. What a view. What amazing sunsets. And moonsets. Surfers to watch everyday. Turtles resting on the beach every afternoon.

Yeah, I could go on and on but, as I said, it's all been said before in the other reviews. Thank you Lynn, for being a joy and a pleasure to work with, for being so prompt to answer all my "worry wart" questions and for sharing this amazing space to all who are blessed with finding it. I can't wait to return and to say hello to that piece of my heart that I left there.

Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I am blown away by this review! Sharon and I strive to provide an exceptional value to our guests. We spent a lot of vacation time in Hawaii and the Caribbean during our working years in Oregon and fully understand how important vacation time is for that much needed break.
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
KOA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Huggo's at south edge of Kailua Kona
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
Poki Shack (Lunch) is on site
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Top of Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
LaAloa/Magic Sands
Car: recommended

Kona has the best climate in Hawaii/perhaps the world. Little rain and what there is comes mostly in the evening and nighttime. Enjoy waking up to sunny mornings and enjoying your direct ocean front Lanai.

Lots of beaches/ocean activities/golfing/restaurants and hiking to keep your days as busy as you want them.

When booking our condo we provide you with the name of our favorite guide book and our favorite activities with a 'difficulty' rating!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.25%

Stays under 6 nights must normally be booked adjacent to an existing booking. Short stays booked with autobook if not adjacent will be cancelled by the owner. Call or email us if you have further questions.

Cleaning fee is waived for stays of 2 weeks to 1 month. Cleaning fee applies for a 1 month or longer stay.
Exact calendar dates for Ironman and Holidays are flexible; nights over 10 will be at seasonal rates.
Add 2% to VRBO Direct booking cost for out of USA Cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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