Kona Bali Kai 5-253

Rates: $129 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: QX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.60 (from 62 reviews)
This condo has everything you need for a great relaxing stay in Kona. Second floor unit in Kona Bali Kai, 1 Queen bed with new mattress and a queen size sleeper in living room. Kitchen fully equipped so you can stay in and cook if you prefer. Have your morning coffee on the lanai. Wireless, BBQ grill available, pool with jacuzzi, 2 TVs, DVD player, washer/dryer in unit, lots of extras including beach chairs and towels, and off street parking. This complex is located the center of Ali'i drive see the turtles, surfing and sunsets right across the street, only a couple miles to many beaches . Registration Number: GE-030-313-7792-01,TA-030

Kona Bali Kai 5-253 Reviews

Brittany B.
January 2024
This place had everything we needed during our stay in the Kona area. Lots of beach supplies and kitchenware, so we could easily pack our lunches before heading down to the beach. We found if we kept the blinds closed while we were out, and opened the windows upon return, we would get a good crossbreeze in the evenings. Sometimes we used the A/C, but it wasnt always necessary. It was really private as there was a stairwell that separated only two condos on each floor. This is an end unit situated in the back corner of the property and also backed onto a greenspace. We liked how the master bedroom faced this greenspace because it was on the cooler side of the building, and it is also open air (screened-in California shutters) so, you wake up to the sound of birdsong every morning and go to bed to the sight of the house lights on the hillside. You can also catch the trollery every hour down the main town strip. We would stay here again if we are fortunate enough to return to the Big Island.

Jonathan S.
December 2023
Good location. Second story was no problem. TV and various switches labeled. Short walk to the ocean.

Amit P.
December 2023
Quiet apartment complex. Good location on Ali,i Drive. Very convenient in unit washer and dryer. Responsive owner.

Kathleen G.
December 2023
The location is great but the unit was not in good order.There was no way to contact the cleaner so I called the owner and they refunded our cleaning fee but I still had to ready the place for us. Except for no dishwasher, the place has all one needs for a comfortable stay. Access to the ocean was great.

Emily O.
December 2023
The beach photos in the listing are from across the street and should be removed as it's misleading that this is a beach front property. The unit itself is a bit dated and was very stuffy. The building is behind another and receives little air flow. You're not allowed to turn the A/C down past 75 degrees because it will damage the unit. The shower curtain released a moldy smell whenever it was moved and you could see black mildew spots between it and the inner curtain. No elevator is on site so if you have heavy luggage be prepared to lug it up the stairs. The cleaning fee is almost as much as an additional night stay and they want you to clean and do all the bedding laundry before you leave. Why am I paying so much if I have to do the majority of the cleaning? I don't have a problem picking up after myself and leaving things the way I found them but it seemed like a bit much. Livable but wouldn't recommend.

Beth H.
November 2023
This Kona Condo was just what I needed! It’s well stocked with everything from cooking needs to beach equipment! Truly felt like home! With the AC unit in the living room, the bedroom was a bit warm when I arrived, but there are many fans so I set one up in the hall to blow cool air in there- worked like a charm!

Phyllis F.
October 2023
It is a great location. Across street to beach. Ample parking. Quiet bldg & nice lanai overlooking courtyard. Della was great. Responded to texts & call very quickly. Very easy to work with. VRBO was very welcoming. Thank u Della

David S.
October 2023
Great VRBO stay with equipped kitchen. TV was a great perk with channels like football. Close walk to store with easy to make foods. Beach within 1 mile walk. Only negative feedback was the A/C unit was old and shut down a lot - if you cant handle a warmer bedroom this might be a tough place for you.

September 2023
Property was great. Access to the pool little difficult late hours.

Piotr P.
September 2023
We recently stayed at this condo and were pleased with its prime location. It's evident that thoughtful considerations went into ensuring guests have everything they need; from kitchen amenities to beach accessories, it's all available. The cleanliness was notable, though we did encounter a "minor ;)" issue with small ants getting into our food. While the overall experience was positive, a slightly more competitive rate would make this the perfect spot. Thank you!

nicolai N.
August 2023

Bonnie S.
July 2023
The property manager, Della was amazing and responsive. The unit was very clean and checkin was a breeze. The location was great for going out your door and walking. You could go in either direction and have fun. The Kona Trolley was right in front of building allowing free ride to the Keauhou Shopping Center south or all the way to Target north. There is also a small convenience store in case you need something. Overall a good visit.

Brian K.
July 2023
This property was a great central location for our week in Kona. It was supplied with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable including beach equipment.

Joel K.
June 2023
Clean but ild

Tim F.
June 2023
Just a quick trip and the hosts were accommodating on dates and responsive with a parking pass we needed.

June 2023
It was a little more involved on parking, you just have to fill out a form and submit it to the right place across the street, which gave us just a bit of heartburn the first night as we arrived so late and soo tired. Some unmentioned good things were the grill on hand at the facility did a great job, was in good shape and fairly clean. Also the beach across the way is not quite a swimming beach, although people did go out into the water, but it was a great place to watch people practicing surfing and to watch sunsets at the end of the day.

Jesse H.
June 2023
Lovely condo. The beach toys and accessories were great. The pool was lovely. Being right across the street from the beach was amazing and just a short walk to magic beach was a huge amazement. The kitchen had all the things to make a great meal.

Martin P.
May 2023
We were under the impression, from the pictures posted on VRBO, that we were getting a beach front room, when in fact we were acrossed the street, second building back. The place was nice and the accommodations great, but not what we had hoped for. We did enjoy our stay.

May 2023
Very very Nice, walking distance from the Beach, 5 min drive to all the nice places in Ali'i Drive . Highly Recommended

Mary-Ann and Nathan A.
April 2023
We enjoyed our stay in Kona. The location was great and the place had everything! Sand toys, boogie boards, and kitchen was well stocked. There were tiny ants in the kitchen but we found more ant traps and used the Lysol wipes and it wasn't a huge issue.

Beth P.
March 2023
This opportunity is well-described. The host is very responsive in communication, super helpful. The property is very comfortable and easy to be in. Thanks, Della!

Nikki M.
January 2023
Home was accurate in description, had everything we needed, was located in a central location, great pool. Other than one little hiccup with the cleaning service coming early and us feeling rushed to move out, only due to some miscommunication, everything was great. We’d stay there again, owner is very prompt in responding quickly. Mahalo!

November 2022
Great to have a whole apartment right opposite the ocean. Lots of little extras in the apartment made it really nice. Bits in the fridge, beach things like chairs and umbrella, lunch boxes, bags, beach towels etc. Nice and clean and really good comms

Sharon N.
November 2022
We really enjoyed our Kona Bali Kai stay! Good location, comfortable accommodations and the grounds were really pretty. Check out the evening sunsets on the lawn across the street and adjacent to the water, just gorgeous! We hope to be back there soon, thank you so much! Everything we needed for a terrific couples vacation!

Lee Ann D.
November 2022
We loved this condo and can't imagine staying anywhere else! Had everything we needed and felt like home. Plus it was right across the street from a nice little beach!!

Sharrel G.
October 2022
We had the carpet that was dirty bugs was there the bathroom was not that I expected people had their belongings in the closet the place was a disaster I took pictures as well don't forget the bugs I don't recommend anyone to live there

October 2022
My husband and myself had a great stay. Sure is the comfort of home. She had everything there that we needed. Enjoy the location and the communication. Thank you so much I’m going to tell my daughter about it so she can come to Kona and stay in your condo. I really enjoyed the pool and the access to the beach. I don’t have anything negative to say any body that stay here would have a good time. Thanks again :) Robert and Geanne Clark

August 2022
Great location and comfortable stay

Editha K.
July 2022
The location of the unit is great. It is quiet with a nice deck and a nice kitchen. The only thing I didn’t like was that the bedroom was a little warm has no A/C and the rollout bed in the living room wouldn’t pullout. Also, need to check with cleaning service before the next guests to make sure everything is ready. Other than that everything is good. The price is great. I would come back.

Diane H.
June 2022
Very well located and clean property

Sam W.
June 2022
All in all we were happy with the property and especially the location but it could use some updating. There were no paper towels or trash bags or light bulbs

Don G.
April 2022

Rella G.
April 2022
Nice homey property. Clean, convenient to activities, awesome communications, everything you need is included!

Stephanie T.
March 2022
Della’s place is perfect for Kona. Great location, easy to get everywhere and thankful for the parking. Apartment was clean, had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Thanks so much for the wonderful place to stay!

LaCaya S.
March 2022
We booked this place at the last minute and were thankful it was available. Della was very prompt in responding. Had an issue with the wifi when we first arrived and she was very prompt in helping us get that figured out. We were thankful for the air conditioning because where the unit is located, you really don't get the benefit of the trade winds and it can get very warm. We were able to use the oscillating fans to move the cool air from the front room to the bedroom. The kitchen had most things you would need. However, the coffee pot could be replaced. It is a Mr Coffee brand coffee pot, but the carafe is made by Black & Decker. The two don't work together. We had to jerry rig it to make it work and even then, it made a mess. Also, there is no dishwasher. I didn't realize that when I reserved the unit, but we made due. Overall, it was comfortable.

Jennifer B.
March 2022
Everything was great.

Angela W.
March 2022
My husband and I were visiting the island for the first time for a few days and needed a home base. This was an excellent location. The condo itself is excellent if you're using it as a place for a short stay that you won't be in much. I think it might feel cramped if you're there with more than a few people because it's a small place, but it's perfect for couples or a small family. I also think if you're looking for a place where you're going to spend a lot of time hanging out because the living room is smallish with not necessarily comfortable furniture. We were super pleased with the location and price of this condo so it was perfect for us A few things to know: there is air conditioning in the living room but not the bedroom, so if you're someone who sleeps hot, this may not be the best choice because the bedroom does get warm. The condo did come equipped with fans that we moved around. This is on the second floor and you'll need to use stairs to get up/get your luggage up. Not a problem for us but it may be an issue for some. There's a washer and dryer in the unit, which was a feature I was particularly looking for. Lots of extras are stored in the bedroom closet for your use at the beach. Not something we needed but a nice bonus.

Randine A.
March 2022
Quiet, great location by Banyan beach. We had a very extended stay and had everything we needed the entire time. Kitchen small but adequate to cook meals every day. Internet and TV great. Bedroom didn’t have a/c but with open windows at night and a/c off was still cool enough. Owners/management very responsive. We hope to be back. Kona Bali Kai is great.

Joseph M.
November 2021
This was a nice one-bedroom condo. The owners provided plenty of ltowels. Access to the pool was great. Wi-Fi and cable TV were also provided, which was really handy. The owners also provided some beach equipment, like chairs and umbrellas, which was greatly appreciated.

James C.
October 2021
We enjoyed our stay here as the place was well represented in the online overview. We feel we received a great deal for the location and the accommodations the condo provided. The local vibe of the people in Kona needs to be contagious world wide, what a great first visit we had to the "Big Island" ! We will be back very soon and hope to stay at the exact same condo. Della was very responsive in all our questions and we had ZERO issues with our stay! Kona will be forever in our souls!

Nitin L.
August 2021
There was a problem in bathtub drainage.

Kari H.
August 2021
Residents and other vacation guests on the property were very nice and welcoming. Property manager was on top of our slow drain in shower and was fixed promptly.

Jake S.
July 2021
This condo was perfect for us. It was clean and comfortable for us to lay our heads after being out and about all day.

Trevor P.
July 2021
This is my fourth time renting a place on Ali'i Drive. Compared to the other 3 places I've stayed, this one apartment was easily the best deal for the money--it is a one bedroom rather than a studio, and came with many things that made the stay far more pleasant. For example, the closet was full of things like boogie boards, a beach umbrella, and a cooler--it would cost like $100 to buy or rent these things for a week. Our communication with condo owners was great, and the place was clean and with a good location. There is a bikeshare rack nearby if you're trying to avoid renting a car (good luck). The shower drained slowly upon our arrival, but we were also slow to report this because I'd rather deal with a slow drain than a plumber. Once we did report it, the owner was very quick to respond. Highly recommend!

m k ruth f.
June 2021
Wonderful spot on ali'i drive. Nothing fancy, but good spot for a homebase while adventuring around Kona.

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