Kona Bali Kai Unit


Rates: $334 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: QT (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 80 reviews)
Direct oceanfront 1-bedroom, 2-bath condo (sleeps 2) in Kailua-Kona.
Located on the world famous Ali’i Drive. Sleep to the sound of ocean waves from the master bedroom. Kitchen, living room and master bedroom all have Stunning Ocean Views. Large private Lanai overlooks Tidal Pools and Surf Break. Enjoy a continual display of Year-round Sunsets, Sun-basking Turtles, Dolphin Pods, and Breaching Whales when in season. Central Location within the complex on the second floor. Elevator is available for your convenience. Fully equipped Kitchen with Breakfast Bar, including full sized refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, ceramic-top oven, microwave, and coffee-maker. Unit includes HDTV and High-Speed Internet (Wi-Fi). In-unit washer and dryer.

Lawn Area separates the complex from the ocean. Barbeque Facilities and Picnic Tables overlook the incoming waves. From the lanai, you can watch surfers at the popular Banyans Surf Area. The complex also offers a newly renovated Courtyard Swimming Pool with Hot Tub and a Formal Entrance Lobby with Check-in Desk. Eatery located within the complex "Da Poke Shack" rated #1 on Yelp's "100 Best Places to Eat in America". A convenience store is located across the street.

Kona Bali Kai is a Popular Vacation Rental complex located directly on the Ironman World Championship run course. Centrally located between Kailua-Kona to the north and Keauhou to the south, it is close to Restaurants, Shopping, Theatres, Golf, and Fishing. Approximately 20 minute drive from Kona International Airport. An Outdoor Farmer's market and a Mini-market Deli & Liquor Store are within Walking Distance to the north. Roughly one mile south, you'll Find White "Magic" Sands Beach. A mile further down is the Kahaluu Snorkel Beach Park. Surf, Beaches, Shops, Restaurants, Wildlife, and a Spacious unit overlooking it all. It's the Perfect Tropical Getaway!


Registration Number: GE-054-251-7248-01, TA-054-251-7248-01

Kona Bali Kai Unit Reviews



Carol W.
February 2024
Great stay , condo as advertised. As some have mentioned, little bit dated but great location. Only negative is the carpet in the bedroom, needs to be replaced. Mahalo


Elizabeth B.
December 2023
This place has an astounding view of a set of tidepools that always had turtles! It had a very well stocked kitchen and was exactly what we needed. The poke was out of this world. We initially didn’t get the check in code from VRBO and were checking in very late and Bill answered the phone at 3am his time to get us the code! He gave us excellent suggestions for things to do!


Kim L.
October 2023
The location is good, a little out of town but not too far away from everything. The view is excellent with sea turtles in the tide pool just below the condo. The bed is very comfortable. None of the grills work, which we were bummed about because we don't really like to eat out much. The condo is older not a lot of updates. The glass louvers in the kitchen are rusted shut, would have been nice for better airflow since there is no air conditioner. The pool is nice and clean. All in all, we had a nice time, the view is definitely the highlight.


Jennifer A.
October 2023
If you come across this place when looking for just the right place to stay on the big island, stop! This place is amazing! Great views, clean, so convenient to everything and the host so helpful!! We took advantage of the beach stuff left for us to use. We will definitely look for this place when we come back


Sara J.
October 2023
The location was perfect. Close to town but away from congestion. Overlooking a rocky cove with turtles and beautiful fish. It was quiet and calm, just what we needed. The bedroom had a big sliding glass door opening onto the balcony so falling to sleep to the sound of the ocean made for great sleep. Appreciated not having to pay resort fees or parking. The owner was responsive which helped a lot. It wasn’t a high end remodeled upscale condo but perfect in every way for us from the price to the location.


Russell F.
September 2023
I’d book again. Excellent sunset/sunrise views from the balcony. Plenty of parking. Not too far from snorkeling or other beach activities. Can’t beat location to Da Poke Shack.


Charlie W.
August 2023
The property was right on the ocean, clean, and the owners are great. A wonderful stay!


Randall A.
August 2023
The view of the ocean is just like the picture. The location was great - close enough to Kona for dinner, but also convenient to take day trips all over the island. The condo was very well equipped - kitchen, baths, and sporting equipment on the poach. One surprise - there are two full baths, not sure why. Communication with the owner was also excellent. Very quick responses to any questions. Parking was also great, right under the condo.


Monica P.
June 2023
We love Kona Bali Kai and been here multiple times. Unfortunately the building is under renovation and exposed wires outside in parking garage with the hope the building will take pride in fixing whatever caused the ceiling of the parking garage to need to be renovated. The unit is lovely with a beautiful lanai and ocean rocking you to sleep. The place could use updated carpeting or flooring as it is buckling and in bad shape. A fresh update will make this 5 star place sparkle. The owner is super with communicating after we were unable to fly back home when our flight was canceled and offered us amazing alternative


Yvonne U.
May 2023
We had a wonderful stay, and wish we could give this condo 5 stars. As others have commented, the physical aspects, such as the appliances, carpet, fixtures, etc., could use some updating. However, there are many pluses that outweigh the minor drawbacks, and we would definitely recommend this place if you're not looking for a luxury experience. The Pros: - Location! Right on the ocean, the sound of the waves, the sunsets, watching surfers from the lanai. Just 5 minutes from the main Kona strip, away from the bustle of town, but still convenient. - Covered parking. Saved us from huge downpours as we un/loaded the car upon arrival and departure. - Two bathrooms! Only two of us, but the 2nd bathroom was a bonus. - Comfortable bed and pillows - Quiet enough. It's right on the main road, and by leaving all the windows open for air flow, we did hear the occasional loud car driving by, but quiet at night. - Well stocked. The kitchen has everything you need. Also handy beach blankets and chairs, drying rack, nice washer dryer. - Clean - Great host. Easy and prompt communication. An issue arose during our stay, and Bill was very responsive and facilitated a resolution right away. The (Minor) Cons: - Dated/worn fixtures. Overhead lights/fans controlled by pull chains - one for light and one for fan speed. I'm short and had to stand on chair to control and had to remember which chain did what. Unusable BBQ grill in common area. Sticky cabinets. Carpeting in Hawaii?


Olivia L.
May 2023
This was the perfect setting to unwind from our busy life! We will definitely try to stay again.


Monique T.
April 2023
We had a wonderful 6 nights at this property. Bill was a wonderful host, responded quickly to any questions we had. Had to work while we were there and being able to work on the lanai with the sun, sound of the surf, and seeing the surfers was great. Saw turtles in the tide pools and many other sea life right there. Would stay here again if we come back with just the 2 of us.


gary w.
April 2023
Great Place


Melinda M.
March 2023
The name of this property is The Tired Turtle. And it is definitely tired. It is overdue for some improvements. While everything in the condo worked as it should, the appliances were rusted, the finish was worn off wooden areas, and it had a musty smell anytime we left and had it all locked up. The smell got better after leaving the sliding doors open for a while. Which having a sliding door in both the bedroom and living area was amazing! The condo was about as clean as it could be considering the condition is somewhat poor. But the location is fantastic, oceanfront with tidal pools just beyond the balcony! It was very well appointed with everything we needed, including body wash, shampoo, detergent for the washer, beach chairs and umbrella and beach towels. The kitchen also had everything one would need to make quick meals, including a plethora of knives - however not one of the knives was sharp enough to cut open a lilikoi fruit. And having two full bathrooms was a bonus even though there were just two of us staying there. I would give this place 4 stars. If it were updated, it would be 5 stars.


cindy m.
March 2023
Balcony had exactly what we were looking for. Open up the sliding glass doors and hear the waves crashing to put you to sleep every night. Very clean unit including free parking and easy access to the main tourist strip or the south end of the island. Owner very receptive and easy to get ahold of when we had questions.


Nancy K.
February 2023
This is a very comfortable place with an amazing view of the water. We saw whales and dolphins from the deck. The kitchen is well stocked and the bed is comfortable. The property is quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed our stay.


Manfred S.
February 2023
We had a wonderful stay, loved the ocean view and sound of the waves from our private lanai. Previous reviews said it was a little dated, but it was fine with us (so are we a little dated:) Our host Bill, was amazing. Very good communication, Bill was excellent. We had been traveling for almost 4 weeks to 3 different islands, one of them being Guam, packed very light and didn't have laundry facilities so we were especially looking forward to the in house washer/dryer, unfortunately after a load of wash, the dryer didn't work. Bill took care of it right away, his service man Jeff came right away and put in a new dryer. We would stay again.


Tami L.
February 2023
The location and view of this property is on point with the photos and description! It was amazing to wake up to the sound of the ocean every morning. The only reason we aren’t giving it five stars is because there haven’t been a lot of updates to the property. There aren’t fans in the bathroom, no a/c, the lighting is poor, and there is a “tired” feel to the decor. We’ve stayed at a lot of homes like this, and this one gets five stars for cleanliness and location and view. We would recommend!


Evelyn W.
January 2023
We so enjoyed being right on the ocean. Being able to view surfers, listen to the waves and experience beautiful sunsets from the lanai.


Travis F.
January 2023
Love the direct ocean front location


Lesley K.
January 2023
very nice stay, unit is clean, kitchen is a bit dated, but well stocked. The draw is the incredible closeness to the ocean and being able to listen to the ocean waves crashing against the shore. We love it here and come back twice a year.


Andrew M.
November 2022
This is a must visit town and this property is an ideal spot to stay.


Larry J.
November 2022
This place is relaxing at its finest. The condo is right on the ocean front in a very secure complex in a nice area of the Kona coast. We will definitely plan to stay here again.


Daniel B.
October 2022
Wonderful location, well appointed, clean, near some great snorkeling! We’ll be back.


Clay H.
August 2022
What a great vacation we had! Listening to the waves all day and night was a treat! The condo is conveniently located close enough to Kona without having to be right in the middle of everything. It's also the perfect location for day trips to the coffee farms, snorkeling and other excursions. Very clean unit...we'd stay again.


David C.
July 2022
Oceanfront is always best and this was great. Short drive to most everything you need, Poke Shack was awesome, fully stocked and no issues. Beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, towels, and an ice chest all provided. Had to buy only food for our stay. Thank you!!


Donna C.
July 2022
Everything was great - the ease of booking, the condo, the lanai views, the location!


Christina C.
July 2022
This apartment was perfect for a stay in Kona. Just 40 minutes to walk to the center of town and right on the water. We enjoyed falling asleep to the sound of the waves. The morning tide pools were always fun to explore to see tropical fish. This was the perfect way to experience Kona.


Timothy I.
July 2022
We really loved staying here. The parking under the building was helpful, and very convenient. The living space was clean and comfortable. No air conditioner needed. We fell asleep each night to the sound of waves breaking on shore … pure serenity. We took advantage of the beach chairs and umbrella, which made our beach visits more enjoyable. The location is less than 5 minutes (by auto) from the main shore-line road of Kona. Great restaurants and shopping. We would definitely stay here again.


Mark S.
May 2022
This place was right on the water with beautiful views as the listing promises. The location was convenient to traveling the entire West side of Hawaii (our first visit). All the appliances are great, don’t overpack as we did since the washer/dryer inside the unit make laundry convenient. As long as you don’t expect this unit to be brand new, with luxury amenities (and we did not) you should find this a very convenient, comfortable, affordable base for a couple on a get-away. I would also say the owner was very nice to deal with as well.


Tracy R.
May 2022
This condo was perfect for our stay on The Big Island of Hawaii. It was centrally located, had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, was clean, and best of all it had a phenomenal ocean front view from the lanai. We will definitely consider staying at this property again.


Beverly J.
May 2022
Definitely many pros - the ocean view was amazing, surfers to watch every waking moment just sitting on the lanai. The sound of the ocean waves was the best of any place we have ever stayed. These two things made our stay amazing. Every morning getting up and having a cup of tea while watching the surfers. Sunsets in the evening. Beaches nearby. Room for improvement - the bathrooms definitely need a remodel. The grout is worn and catching mold but it was not enough that I felt uncomfortable. And, really how much time do you spend in the shower?


Lillian O.
May 2022
We enjoyed our stay. The condo itself is comfortable with fantastic views. The bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed listening to the ocean waves while falling asleep. Kitchen needs some updating as far as equipment. Building also needs updating & staff at condo building is not friendly at all. Great location for exploring the island.


William P.
April 2022
Beautiful setting — love the view and sound of the ocean. Well appointed condo.


Joe R.
March 2022
Outstanding. Will recommend highly!!


Irene H.
March 2022
Location was brilliant, the place definitely needs to be updated. Getting hold of the owner was excellent, he helped us right away. The stove stopped working and he had some one over right away.


Anna M.
January 2022
My husband and I loved staying here.


Sherry B.
January 2022
The property no doubt needs some updating. However, the inside pales when you see the lanai and the view. That view is worth the money alone.


Allison A.
January 2022
I can't say enough wonderful things about this condo, The Tired Turtle. Location is perfect....a tide pool right outside your lanai, we enjoyed seeing turtles daily, walking around the tide pool and seeing the amazing creatures; the condo area is quiet (didn't hear road noise unless we had the front door open), within walking distance to a little market, a few minute drive from the waterfront shops/restaurants. Condo amenities: the condo had everything that we might have needed. There was never a time we said "Oh, I wish we had....."; there were even lots of storage containers for food, zip lock bags; plenty of towels; comfortable furniture; Bill, the owner, was very quick to respond to messages when I had questions; even giving me a call to confirm information. We would definitely consider staying here again the next time we come to the big island.


Dennis S.
December 2021
The view from the Lanai was even more beautiful than the pictures in the listing. The building was located right on the shore with a nice lawn and BBQs out front just as described. The unit was nice, but a bit dated. The building was seriously dated, in need of paint and refresh. A great place for the location and sunset views.


Carla H.
November 2021
This condo was well appointed and in a convenient location. We loved coffee and dinner on the lanai over looking the ocean!


Linda P.
November 2021
Beautiful ocean front with great location to shops and dining.


Michael S.
October 2021
This property is everything I look for in a vacation rental in Hawaii. Perfect views right on the ocean, Convenient location, and everything necessary to relax and enjoy our visit. My wife and I felt like we were in heaven for the week we were there. We wish we never had to leave.


Douglas H.
October 2021
We had a great time here in Kona. Wonderful to return to our place after a day of exploring the island and watch the sun set or simply listen to the roar of the waves as we slumbered. Great spot to relax!


Tass M.
September 2021
2 week vacation and This is my select property when on Kona - 5th time I’ve stayed here. I had to move from another filthy unit and happy to see this was available for my last week here. Lovely unit with Hawaiian charm.


Holly T.
September 2021
Thank you for sharing your home, enabling others to visit and enjoy the beautiful Ocean!


Pam M.
August 2021
Getting a condo looking out over the ocean was such a wonderful treat. Your will hear the waves 24/7. Then, you will find, the owner has provided cleaning supplies, lotions, laundry soap.. endless items which keep you from having to shop for anything but groceries! Then, they have all sorts of beach amenities for you to use: high-quality beach chairs (2), 2 Boogie boards, Water noodles, awning umbrella,and snorkel gear! Kitchen was well-stocked with utensils, pots, pans, etc. You can lay in bed every morning and open the ceiling to floor sliding window open to look out at ocean. This is a very clean and quiet condo building. I found the owner to be VERY amicable to any questions I had. Would reply to messages sent through VRBO. The TV system was frustrating as it was something different than typical cable in Oregon. But, there are lots of shows/movies to choose from. I also found it exremely easy to 'cast' from my phone or tablet if I wanted to see something different. Thank you to the owner for making our trip so comfortable.


Kristina L.
August 2021
We loved the ocean front view and the lanai. For location, it's a 5-minute drive to Kona. This was exactly what we were looking for. As others have mentioned, the property could use a refresh but it was perfect for what we were looking for. Thank you so much for a wonderful visit!


KIMBERLY P.
June 2021
Great location love the lanai for sunset and watching surfers.


Maya S.
May 2021
The pictures here don’t lie - the view is gorgeous! Right on the ocean, with sunset views every night. The other cool thing is the second bathroom (which we didn’t even completely realize until we got there!). Additionally, there were considerations like travel books, beach chairs, extra towels, plenty of personal care products, etc. Just note that if you’re coming here to do work, the WiFi can be a little spotty but works fine for vacation purposes :) also, there’s no AC but if you use the fans & the breeze or keep blinds shut with the fans on, it’s fine! Location is perfect, really close to everything & if you want to walk to some places, you can! Thanks for a great stay for a few days!


RUSSELL C.
May 2021
Cons first: the place needs a few bucks put back into. It wouldn’t take much to make a significant difference. Pros: phenomenal view from your patio. The ocean is so close from your balcony I could see fish swimming in a tidal pool that appears during low tide. Parking was convenient and close. The condo is very well stocked with cooking and bath accessories. We enjoyed being away from the resort area and found the local people had good aloha. This was our first trip to the Big Island and found it relaxing and beautiful. We had superb weather. Other than the Da Poke Shack, which is adjacent to the complex, we didn’t experience any really good quality food in local restaurants. We ended up using the bbq units at the condo complex to cook our own meals. I hope this helps.


Atossa S.
May 2021
We enjoyed our time here, great views, ocean sounds. Hot tub was so so but otherwise a good value and location.


Belinda C.
May 2021
This was my second visit to the Big island and I was so glad we picked this location. Waking up to the private Lanai overlooking the ocean and falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves was magical! The condo was clean and had water toys for us to borrow. The outside of the complex is a bit dated but no big deal. Close to Lava Java for the best eggs benedict ever, Kona brewing and Izakaya Sushi. The central location was perfect for snorkeling to the south and amazing beaches to the north. We'll definitely be back!


Carl H.
April 2021
Oceanside condo in Kona with comfortable rooms and the best location. Sunsets are amazing to watch from the Lanai or the shore below. Close to town and markets. Great hosts and property. Excellent communication and accommodation


Elise A.
April 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed the amazing views from the lanai and, best of all, from the bed! We slept with the curtains and sliding glass doors open so we could enjoy the breeze, ocean sounds and sunrise as we fell asleep and woke up. The location is perfect, right on the water just south of Kona, and we were able to explore the whole island from here. The condo is tastefully furnished, the bed is super comfortable and I appreciated the large washer and dryer. The kitchen is dated, though it is stocked with all the necessary cookware, dishes, etc. Check in was easy and William was totally available and responsive before and during our stay. We would very much look forward to staying here again!


Matthew K.
September 2019
Great location, outstanding view, and super-responsive property manager. We traveled all over the big island and could not think of a better place to make our base. If you plan on exploring - this is for you. When it came to snorkeling or beach fats, everything was right around the corner.


LAVONNE C.
August 2019
The view is amazing. There is no air conditioning and it was extremely warm. We slept with all doors open, including the front door, there is a screen that locked, to create air flow. It was great if you were in the master bedroom, you heard the ocean roar, but if you were in the other bedroom, you heard the traffic roar. Could use a little paint and sprucing up. We got in late and had to call to figure out how to get into the complex. There was no outside light on at our unit.. It was dark and very difficult to see when we were trying to put in the correct combo on the lockbox. It would have been helpful if the outside light had been turned on. All in all we enjoyed the location, and being right next to the ocean.


Karl E.
July 2019
This condo was a terrific find! The location was right on the ocean with a spectacular view. The owner thought of everything we would need, and all was of great quality. We found beach towels and snorkeling supplies, all the kitchen utensils and dishes we needed, cleaning supplies, nice bathroom towels, good quality shampoo and shower gel, reference books for fish, flowers and touring, comfortable beds and furniture, ceiling fans for a cooling breeze, and sea turtles we could see from the lanai. Going to sleep soothed by the waves and wind gave us sweet dreams. We had a great vacation and would love to stay here again.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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