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Lynn Noffsinger

Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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

45 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights

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Overview

Hōlualoa Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

Our Kona Bali Kai 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom with Full Width Lanai Condominium 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 a great price you have found it.

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 here (not a Property Management Company) when you book directly with us, the owners.

Important Note: VRBO/Homeaway, after being purchased by Expedia iin 2015, instituted a new, "service" fee in Feb. 2016 for direct thru VRBO bookings. This service fee is collected and kept by VRBO.

If you book directly with me their are no extra service fees and there are no damage deposit fees as I use your card info in lieu of a damage deposit.

To book directly with the owner click on the send email" button and await my proposal, usually sent on the same day as requested (NOT the book it button); the latter takes you to the direct VRBO booking system.

After I receive your reservation info request, etc. I will send you a detailed proposal, usually within 24 hours. I use a 3rd party provider for secure credit card transactions.

We provide a detailed 16 page guest letter to our clients listing our favorite guide book and information on a host of our favorite beaches, day hikes and snorkel spots to help you with your vacation planning.

There is a Concierge available in the Kona Bali Kai lobby to help you with commercial excursions like Luau's, etc.

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: W30279660-02

Keywords: Direct Ocean Front Direct Beach Front Ocean View

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Lynn Noffsinger (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Kona Coast

Direct oceanfront facing a world class surfbreak with the best climate in the world. 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.

A concierge is available in the lobby nearly every day to help you plan excursions and local events.

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 45 traveler reviews

Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated w/wifi
average rating of 4.888889 based on 47 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: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice Modern Condo

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice, updated, modern condo in a great location right on the ocean with a "to die for" view from the lanai. The building has covered parking and a pool, although the pool and surrounding deck will be closed for renovation sometime next year (2018). The owners live a mile away, but only for 6 months of the year. They live on the mainland and/or are traveling the rest of the time, but reachable by cell phone/email. A caretaker is used when the owners are off the island, and she was very helpful during our stay. We appreciated the direct booking with the owner which saved us some money. However, there are a few negatives. Be prepared for a long list of rules, including doing some laundry before you leave. We paid a cleaning fee which should include all laundry. We had to launder the beach towels, and it was requested, but not mandated, that we wash the sheets. A limited amount of the basics are supplied initially, but if you run out of things like toilet paper, paper towels, body wash, etc., you will need to replace them. We couldn't even find an extra garbage bag in the condo. Due to allergies to scented laundry detergent, we requested that laundry detergent free of dyes and perfumes be used to wash the sheets and towels before we arrived. The owners accommodated our request, but because there was a caretaker at the time of our stay, we were charged for both the new laundry detergent and her time. It seemed a little petty. Even though we got to keep the detergent (but had no intention or way of bringing home to the mainland), the owner could have kept it and used for future guests. We made the same request of the owners of the place we stayed at in Hilo, and they cheerfully accommodated our request without a charge. The place in Hilo uses a caretaker all year long, as the owners are never in residence. Overall, we were happy with the condo and its quiet location close to many of the sights we explored.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings to our current and future clients. This generally positive review seems written by a client accustomed to staying in a full service hotel vs. an extended stay private vacation rental condo. Full service resort hotels can easily be 2x the cost! Private Vacation rental condo's generally provide initial supplies like toilet paper, paper towels, body wash soap, laundry soap, etc. The client is responsible to replenish these when they run out. We provide a list of common sense rules (like don't wash the provided white towels with your colored garments, don't take our kitchen pots down to the neighbors and not return them, etc.) because after having vacation rentals for 17 years we have seen it all and try to pass some of our learned common sense to our clients. Extra, unneeded expense and work for the owners translates into higher rates for the clients which hopefully we all want to avoid. We do ask our guests (common request) to launder and put away any beach towels they use so we are not faced with yucky, sand filled, wet, moldy towels upon arriving for the turnover. Yes, we have been there/done that so hence the request. We also gently request (not required) our guests to start the bed linens in the provided washing machine to save turnover time (if they have time) when departing. This is a requested courtesy we ask but again not required. Laundering bed linens is usually the "critical path" to getting a turnover done. This particular client requested special (no odor) laundry soap be used a few days before arrival, well after the booking was made. If asked again I would request the guest rinse and dry any sheets, etc. needed upon arrival in the provided stack laundry system. It was a huge hassle for our caretaker to accomplish this request, only to now have the client complain about the $23 charged for the service (required a special trip for the soap and the time involved to rewash/remake everything) Extra garbage bag liners are supposed to be provided - I'll check with my caretaker to insure extras are left in the linen closet per previous training going forwards. Bottom line is our goal remains to provide an outstanding value (world class view in fully remodeled condo) to our clients which translates into high occupancy for us and positive 5 star reviews from the vast majority of our clientele.
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5

Mesmerizing view of the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

We came to Kona for a family vacation/ Nieces Wedding. The condo was very easy to find and easily accessible. There were 5 adults staying in the condo and it accomidated all of us just fine. We spent most of our time out doing excursions, but when we were there we spent most of it out on the balcony over looking the ocean. I would go out every morning at low tide and twice I saw sea turtles at very close range. Several other times we seen them out in the water. My daughter fished off the rocks just below the condo and caught 4 hawkfish and 1 other species we could not identify. We enjoyed the central location and would reccommend this condo to anyone planning on staying in Kona. It is about 1.5 miles from town. There is a great place just below the condo called the "Poke Shop" to buy fresh catch of the day sea food. Also, a helpful and very reasonable place to rent snorkel gear by the week, next to there. Across the street was a friendly little market with the basics. Snorkel beaches about a mile up the road. As we were leaving we contacted the owners for some questions about a possible extended stay and they were very friendly, prompt and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Condo With Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this condo. It truly was a home away from home only better thanks to the beautiful ocean view. The owners were very attentive to our needs. We will definitely stay here on our future visits to Kona. Thanks Lynn and Sharon for sharing your wonderful condo with us. It truly was the nicest condo we have ever stayed at.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA/ USA
5

Wonderful property and beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

This is as close to the ocean as you can get without being in it. Beautiful view and very nice unit made this a great vacation experience. Lynn was easy to deal with and very responsive to our needs. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Illinois
5

Nothing Short of Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Kona Bali Kai three times, and this trip didn't disappoint. The condo is steps from the ocean, and our view from the lanai was spectacular. We were able to see whales from the lanai, as well as watch the surfers hop into the ocean right below our lanai, swim out to the waves, and surf on some of the best waves in the world. The condo itself is very comfortable, with a nicely upgraded kitchen and bathrooms, and the master suite was very comfortable. There is plenty to do on the Big Island, but if you feel like a quiet day at "home" there's no better place to enjoy a relaxing day than spending it on the lanai, coffee in hand in the morning reading a book and watching the ocean waves, and enjoying a glass of wine and spectacular sunset in the evening. We highly recommend the Poke Shack for a new culinary experience if you haven't tried it yet! We tried snorkeling for the first time, and enjoyed our first trip to Hilo. Don't forget to hike to the Green Sand Beach. It's an experience you won't forget! We are looking forward to another trip to the Big Island in 2018, and would enjoy staying at this condo again. Lynn was easy to work with and gave us many helpful tips on making the most of our stay on the Big Island. It truly is paradise on earth, and it's a privilege to have the opportunity to visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Hōlualoa Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016 Low Season
Apr 4 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$144
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 Ironman
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 10 2016
10 night minimum stay
$189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2016
Oct 11 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$144
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
10 night minimum stay
$189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
High 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
$4,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Low Season
Apr 5 2017 - Oct 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
$4,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$144
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Stays under 7 nights must be booked adjacent to an existing booking.
Minimum initial deposit for direct with owner bookings is $400.
Cleaning fee is waived for stays between 2 weeks and 1 month.
Damage deposit is NOT required if you book with the owner. We use your card info in lieu.
Often additional savings if you book directly with the owner next to an existing booking (Ask).
For 2016 save 20%/nite when booking gaps of 1 to 5 nites - or - 1 nite free for booking 6 to 17 nite gaps.
7 night minimum stay is normally waived when booking next to an existing booking (Ask).
Exact calendar dates for Ironman and Holidays are flexible; nights over 10 will be at seasonal rates.
Add 2.0% to booking cost if booked direct through VRBO with an out of USA card. Extra assessed @ final payment.
If you book directly with the owner and pay final by check in $ US you will save a minimum of 2% (Ask).

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Amenities

Hōlualoa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 808 sq. ft.
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 ...
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 ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
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.

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