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Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated with WiFi

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


About the property

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

Our direct ocean front condo (Unit 219) sits 30' behind the Kona Bali Kai seawall. You can't get any closer to the sea without getting wet.

If you want DIRECT Ocean Front, next to the most popular Island surf break in a TOTALLY remodeled unit at a great price point look no further. The view is world class - it just does not get any better!

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.

Important note: The KBK Pool is undergoing renovation with an expected completion in August, 2017. I have reduced the rate per night for new bookings to only $129 base for this period. I provide access to one of the nicest condo pools on Alii drive, 1 mile away, during this time.

The 2BR/BA unit recently completed an $80,000 wall to wall full remodel in early 2014. The new 5 star interior is unbeatable with custom Cherry cabinetry, solid granite counters, new windows, new patterned tiled floors and new stainless steel appliances. The MBR King bed was just replaced again in April, 2017.

Total square footage including lanai is about 1,000'. You will notice different sizes quoted in KBK adds. To my knowledge all 2BR ocean front units are the same size? Interiors are about 806 square feet + the 200 square feet lanai.

Enjoy our full width lanai with new top of the line Pella double glass, low e, Fiberglass sliders adjoining the master bedroom and Greatroom. If the surf noise at night is to loud just use the doors to control the sound level.

Entertainment center includes 39' Samsung TV with cable box to receive Hi Def Programming, radio and dedicated Router for free Wifi.

Each major room has a quality Casablanca All Weather Ceiling Fan to keep you cool along with a new, 12,000 BTU A/C in the Greatroom for those rare late summer sticky days. Most Ocean Front units @ Kona Bali Kai do not provide AC (its rarely needed!).

Note: We reluctantly placed a 2 hour timer on the AC unit - we gave up on asking guests to not leave the unit with the A/C on (power in Kona is incredibly expensive).

We provide free long distance calls to the US and Canada Mainland.

The famous (site of frequent competitions) Banyan Surf Break is just offshore from our unit so you'll enjoy watching the surfers in between checking out the frequent turtle (Honu) visitor in the natural lava pond directly in front of the lanai.

Our unit is on the convenient 2nd building level with quick access to free ground level parking, courtyard pool and no steps to apartment if you prefer to use the elevator. Just a narrow strip of lawn separates you from the ocean. The natural lave rock pool in front forces the waves to break out from shore further, reducing the surf noise level, a plus.

Custom shoji type silhouette sliding glass panels (Unique to Kona Bali Kai) separate the Greatroom from the MBR.

The coastline in front of Kona Bali Kai has accessible tide pools and sandy areas - perfect for poking around on a lazy afternoon. Free Oceanfront propane fired outdoor Barbecues with adjacent picnic tables are available for guests.

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

We live 1 mile south most of the year at an ocean view condo which 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.

We provide a detailed, exclusive 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. We also provide tips on how to save airfare & car rental expenses.

Sharon is a part time commercial artist specializing in tropical flower water colors. You will enjoy several examples of her paintings in the condo. Painting are available for sale or can be done from a favorite photograph; prices start at ~ $200.

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

This is our 2nd Kona Bali Kai Direct Ocean Front Rental. See VRBO listing 329786 for details and pictures of our sister unit a few doors away that sits directly in front of the Banyan's surf break. Both units are currently listed on VRBO..

Note: Unit 219 matches unit 305's layout and size except the layouts are reversed.

State of Hawaii Tax ID: GE/TA-203-587-7888-01

More Details

Lynn Noffsinger
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 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 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.

This is our 2nd purchased ocean front unit @ Kona Bali Kai. Lynn set up a special IRA fund which allowed him to purchase this unit directly and market under the name of Konanoff LLC but after all the legalese its just Lynn and Sharon's 2nd great unit.

Lynn Noffsinger purchased this condo in 2013

Why Lynn Noffsinger chose Kona Coast

Direct, fully refurbished (after being stripped to block walls) oceanfront next to 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 ocean front barbeques or check out the small 'POKI Shack' lunch spot just down the steps 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 and local ($2/trip/person on Keauhou Trolley) bus service is available in front of the building.

Too many options, not enough time - recommend enjoying the lanai view, watching the surfers wipe out and say hello to the Turtles while you think about it.

There is a small, secluded sand beach a short walk away I'll tell you about it in my Guest letter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have a lovely time here - so enjoyed this beautiful location - we truly appreciated how well equipped the Kitchen is, supplies were well stocked and utensils were plentiful. Thank you - we will be back.

The view is so unbelievable.
Nov 2016
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Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • 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 ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom off Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , Oversized granite sink counter with large linen storage.
    Guest Bathroom (near greatroom) - toilet , shower , Beautiful Custom Shower with Granite Threshold
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With Dresser and 2nd LCD TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Chest of Drawers for cloths and large Mirrored Closet
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • 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
Sharon is an artist specializing in Hawaiiana flower watercolors. Several pictures are in the apartment and are available for sale. $500 large as low as/$200 small framed. Any floral type picture can be painted and mailed via tube to any US/Canada address - inquire.


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Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated with WiFi
average rating of 4.7297297 based on 40 reviews

Fantastic Condo

  • 5 of 5

Another great two week stay at one of Lynn and Sharon's Kona Bali Kai condos. This condo truly is a home away from home. The condo has everything you need to make your Hawaiian vacation even more enjoyable. Beach chairs, towells and the much needed beach umbrella were utilized by us everyday. The pool is getting a complete overhaul this summer so Lynn supplied us with the pool key for his condo a mile down the road which was very nice considering he didn't have to do this. I can't wait to see the new pool next year. Thank you Lynn for making sure we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Condo was great, view fabulous, and great extras, kitchen, washer and dryer.

  • 3 of 5

Unfortunately the Kona Bali Kai was demolishing the pool area. Noisy and dusty and no pool access. The barbeque area was cleaned each night or morning. This is third time I have stayed at Kona Bali Kai and will stay again. There is road noise in the second bedroom. We really enjoyed sitting on the lanai and the view of ocean, surfers, and turtles.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the owner we strive for 100% 5 star reviews which we achieve with the vast majority of our guests. I have not contacted the client yet regarding this review and was not contacted by the client during their stay. The KBK pool is indeed under renovation which apparently started about June 13th? Because of the building permit situation in Kona the Kona Bali Kai owners did not know until about a week before the renovation started that the project was indeed going to begin. Hard to comprehend unless you live in Kona! This project, like many in Kona, started months after it was supposed to due to difficulties with receiving all the necessary permits and contractor scheduling. I am one of the few owners that is providing an alternative (very nice) condo association pool for my guests use that is a mile away (helpful but does require a short drive) until the KBK pool is back in operation. Most guests are off exploring during the day but not all. On a case to case basis I am happy to provide a rebate to guests that feel impacted by the pool closure.
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Georgious condo and perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very helpful usually responding within minutes of me sending an email We had to check in early and so he arranged the unit to be clean so we could check in early So close to everything we took our daughter and son-in-law snorkeling for the first time they saw a white tipped shark manta ray saw a pod of 50 dolphins was a life-changing experience I would rent this unit anytime it was gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous my only reservation is telling you all that it's a great place to stay because now it might not be available when I want to stay we have been staying at KBK for 10 years this is the nicest unit we have rented. We will be back

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oceanfront and Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is exactly as described. We loved hanging out on the lanai and watching the ocean. Every morning during low tide there were sea turtles in the tidal pools right outside the unit. We ran the A/C a couple times to cool the place down, but mostly relied on the fans, especially once we got acclimated to the ocean climate. The ocean-facing master bedroom is quiet; the smaller bedroom faces the corridor and street with a little more noise. I loved that all the light switches were labeled so you never had to guess which one was for the lights and which one for the ceiling fans! Next time we're in Kona, we'll stay here again. And the owners are very very nice people.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was awesome. everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Lynn always responded very quickly. Everything we could possibly need was there. Beautiful condo. Only one AC but has ceiling fans in EVERY room which made it pleasant. Beach front covered parking who could ask for more!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You won't find a better sunset!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay with Lynn and Sharon. We have stayed in both of their units and each is completely furnished down to last detail. Kona Bali Kai is the perfect location and provides unobstructed sunsets. Seeing the whales and dolphins from the lanai is an added bonus. We will book our future stays around the availability of their units.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Huggo's at south edge of Kailua Kona
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Belt Highway
Nearest Restaurant
Poki Shack (Lunch) is on site
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Top of Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
La Aloha/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!


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Low Season
Apr 5 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
2017 Low
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
2017 Ironman
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 16 2017
10 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
2017 Low Season
Oct 17 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
2017 Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
10 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
High 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
2018 low
Apr 3 2018 - Oct 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning @ end of stay $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Important: Stays under 6 nights must normally be booked adjacent to an existing booking. Please call or write if you have questions on this. Autobookings will be cancelled if they don't meet this requirement.

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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