Kona Bali Kai 3rd Floor Oceanfront Condo


Rates: $245 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KQF (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.90 (from 137 reviews)
Direct oceanfront, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6, This direct oceanfront unit on the 3rd floor (with elevator) overlooks a large lava tide pool that is frequented by turtles and colorful Hawaiian reef fish. From the lanai watch surfers tackle the blue waves of Banyans Beach, one of Kona’s most popular surfing spots. This condo features an oceanfront living room and master bedroom with unparalleled 180 degree ocean views and access to spectacular Kona sea life and sunsets. Enjoy the brilliant blue skies, green sea turtles, Humpback whales, spinner dolphins and surfers right from your lanai.Gentle ocean breezes keep you cool day and night. Amenities include free in-unit password protected WiFi and Internet access, full-size washer and dryer. Sleeping arrangements include a king-size bed in the oceanfront master bedroom and a queen bed in the second bedroom. The living room sofa sleeps 2. The unit sleeps four persons privately (two in the master bedroom and two in the second bedroom) or six if you use the sofa. The master bedroom has it's own bathroom and the second bathroom is adjacent to the guest bedroom.
Resort amenities include free parking, elevator, a large swimming pool with deck chairs and tables, hot tub/spa, comfortable lobby with wireless Internet, concierge desk for Big Island activities, oceanfront gas barbecues, oceanfront lounge chairs on the beach, Da Poke Shack (a very popular restaurant for poke), on-site security and convenience store (with alcohol sales) across the street. The resort does not allow smoking in any public areas and our unit is also non-smoking. There is a smoking area on the first floor.

Please visit one of our other condos if this one is not available for your stay:
Kona Ali'i, Unit 504 - https://www.vrbo.com/1700634
Kona Pacific, Unit C614 - https://www.vrbo.com/895209 Registration Number: GE-171-767-6032-01, TA-171-767-6032-01

Kona Bali Kai 3rd Floor Oceanfront Condo Reviews



Scot E.
March 2024
We had an absolutely great stay at this condo. It's hard to imagine how it could have been better - from the well-stocked kitchen, available beach equipment, comfy bed, expansive lanai, glorious views... Just fantastic. Highly recommend this condo. Looking forward to returning as soon as we can.


Craig P.
February 2024
We loved being right on the water, from waking up and watching surfers to watching the sun set from the balcony, this had everything we were looking for. And inside the unit was well appointed, from kitchen supplies to beach chairs and everything in between we didn’t once say “ this place needs” or “they could use”… Ed and Karen thought of everything. The only minor hiccup was figuring out the parking garage on arrival, but they were very responsive to our questions. So glad we chose to stay here.


Peggy S.
February 2024
Amazing condo facing the ocean. Super well stocked,and classy! Great location. Bring ear plugs as there is ocean and road noise. A bonus, there is an elevator and a luggage cart! We will stay here again


Joanie W.
February 2024
The views were spectacular . We loved the lanai and the space was really comfortable. Would recommend anyone looking for a great place to stay. This is the place.


Danise T.
January 2024
The view from the balcony is amazing. The sunrise and sunset are picture perfect and watching the young people surfing is so much fun. It’s a great location to enjoy everything Kona has to offer and more.


Theresa V.
January 2024
The condo is in a great location in Kona for an easy drive south and to the shops. The lanai is awesome! It's a great place to sit with coffee in the morning to watch the surfers and whales, and with win to watch the sunset. The master bedroom bed was very comfortable; the kitchen is well stocked. Karen and Ed were fantastic, including allowing us to stay extra time to ride out a storm. We would stay again! Thanks for everything!


Aaron D.
January 2024
Great condo; we essentially lived on the lanai; the pics are true. 3 sets of grills so we never needed to wait. Had everything we needed and was stocked with a few extras too. We had a great time.


Anna M.
December 2023
Condo was well equipped with killer view of the ocean.


mary m.
December 2023
Property a bit dated, but ocean views were wonderful . Second bedroom faces the street, and road noise was a bit disappointing


Andrea D.
December 2023
We loved this condo and had a wonderful week on the big island. Communication, cleanliness, well stocked- 5 stars all around.


Jaclyn E.
November 2023
Waves crashing just below our veranda, gorgeous sunsets, made this an unforgettable ocean stay. We loved the traditional Hawaiian decor, plantation fans and heavy drapes to help unit stay cooler during day while out exploring or golfing. Extremely well-stocked with everything needed and owner easy to reach with questions. A few things not working (like garbage disposal during our stay), but unbelievably perfect spot just high enough for complete privacy, nice covered parking area, comfortable bed with sound of waves and views of ocean, large veranda with eating table and chaise lounges, lots of great books for reading, made our 33rd anniversary trip fabulous. We thank the owners for sharing their unique property and hope to return next year.


Mike K.
October 2023
Property was great and pretty much as per the photos. Sitting on the balcony looking across the water was magical. Apartment had everything and close to Kona for the Ironman


Denice F.
October 2023
We love this condo. The view takes your breath away. The ocean is right there! We loved watching the sunset from our lanai. In the morning the sky is pink over the ocean. Watching the surfers 🏄 was a nice pastime. The condo has everything you need. They even have boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels etc. We liked their incidentals closet where they have extra sunscreen and snorkeling supplies. The beds are comfortable, especially in the master bedroom. The second bedroom is smaller and located next to the walkway. The downside of the second bedroom is the trash truck! We were there a week and it came 3 times, at 6:30 am! The master bedroom is off the lanai. The ocean waves are loud, which I loved. Sliding doors separate the master bedroom from the living room. Wonderful condo!!


Heidi S.
October 2023
2 couples from various generations on our honeymoons. We originally booked when we were all just friends. The two full bedrooms and two full baths work, adequate for spacing and privacy. The lanai was an excellent addition where we enjoyed peaceful mornings. We were so close to the water. We were able to clearly see a multitude of fish and turtles every day. The kitchen was more than adequately stocked. Easy access to the beach. As described with additional items there such as coolers, sun umbrellas and beach chairs.


Donna H.
October 2023
Beautiful location! Cleaning of condo was way below standard.Sheets were stained with blood,hair in sink etc.


Liz C.
September 2023
In general we enjoyed staying here because the decor was comfortably Hawaiian. The location was very central being minutes from market day and good beaches, and the small beach outside condos and the Poke Shack being onsite. Specifically though in spite of owners being very helpful at the beginning they need to do personal maintenance inspection. One night the bathroom light fixture toppled over onto mirror, the sliding patio screen door did not slide well and often came off tracks, there were spiders and webs behind TV and in an upper cupboard, the bathrooms had off smell, the beach umbrella was broken and cooler storage pockets on beach chair backs were rusted shut. Also as a BnB owner myself I would never call my guest “ridiculous” for asking for more toilet paper a few times considering the cost relative to condo cost besides being rude…. Come with earplugs because the beautiful ocean view is a continual roar and street side room is traffic roar in mornings which having extra fan in room helped white noise a bit.


simone g.
September 2023
Loved the location-very relaxing -right on the surf break


Cody F.
August 2023
Amazing property, beautiful view and very comfortable


Stefani A.
July 2023
This place was amazing! Very accommodating host. We had a resident sea turtle that greeted us right outside our balcony in the water every morning. The sound of the ocean at night was peaceful. My kids and I absolutely loved it here and we will be back for sure!


Sabrina L.
July 2023
Family of 4. We loved everything about this condo!!! Very clean, well kept and it has everything we needed. The beach is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. It has tide pools perfect for our young kids. We enjoyed watching the surfers and the beautiful sunset every night from the Lanai. Having all the windows/sliding doors open for fresh ocean breeze when we're home, we sleep and wake up to the sound of the ocean every day/night. Highly recommend this condo and definitely will rebook the same unit! Thank you for opening the Condo for us to make beautiful and unforgettable memories!!


Lisa B.
July 2023
We enjoyed our stay at Kona Bali Kai and highly recommend this place. The view from the balcony is incredible. We enjoyed the mornings and evenings watching the waves, the surfers and the turtles. The table and the lounge chairs on the blacony got a lot of use by us. The owners were very quick at responding. The place is well stocked with everything you need. We really appreciated that it had a washer and dryer. We also loved that our favorite Poke place was in the building. The location was perfect for us as we did some exploring north and south of Kailua-Kona with our rental car.


Loong
July 2023
The kitchen needs to remodel, two screen doors to the balcony need to fix but very nice view, thanks for let us to early chick in.


Lori M.
June 2023
The condo was perfect for vacationing with my husband, brother and sister in law!! Everything you could need is there to make the stay as comfortable as possible. The view from the lanai was incredible! Saw dolphins, turtles and fish!! Short drive to town and overall just a great location. Honestly can’t recommend enough! I will definitely be back when I come back to this beautiful island.


Aruna N.
June 2023
Amazing location - perfect for a vacation getaway. Loved looking at the scenic views right from the bedroom. Place was clean and easily accessible. We had a couple seniors, a kid and us - it was perfect for all.


Erica H.
May 2023
What a gorgeous location. It was made our reunion in Kona even more special. I highly recommend this place. The 2nd bedroom is not great, it gets the morning sun, is hot and noisy, but if you can stay only in the main bedroom you would think you have landed in heaven. Easy access to Kona Trolley.


Wendy L.
May 2023
Nice location to be in Hawaii wth a beautiful ocean view, but without the crazy crowds. The condo is beautifully furnished, comfy beds, fully stocked kitchen and beach supplies, and very entertaining to watch surfers from the balcony! We depended on uber to get around, very easy, rode the free trolley too, but wish we had rented a car for really short and long trips.


Shaun H.
May 2023
Parking was somewhat confusing at first but we worked it out. Great little condo right on the ocean.


Taina & Michael M.
May 2023
Enjoyed staying at this place. The patio was wonderful. Loved the big dining room table. Very well supplied. Also appreciated all the fans. Thanks for sharing your place.


Normand T.
April 2023
We spent a week in April 2023 at this cozy appartment very well located just besides the ocean. It has everything to fill the needs of a family. We were 5 adults with plenty of room. The kitchen is very well equipped and the lanai very comfortable for our evening meals. Communication with the owners was great from the start throughout the whole process. The only small thing is that it could become a little noisy at night in the secondary bedroom because it’s located on the streetside. Despite this, we had a wonderful stay and we highly recommend this property for a vacation in the Kona area.


J P.
April 2023
Would happily Re-book


Deborah V.
April 2023
This is the 2nd time we’ve stayed here. We LOVE it—great location, watching the surfers, seeing a couple of whales, spinner dolphins, and turtles, ALL from our lanai. Oh, and the water is so clear you can see fish in the tide pools from the lanai!!


jim W.
March 2023
You couldn’t possibly be any closer to the ocean!! Listening to the surf, the view-saw whales, turtle and colorful fish from the balcony!! Everything was provided to make our stay comfortable. You do need a car to get around, plenty of parking, Owners recommendations were very helpful, we would not hesitate to stay here again!!!!! Jim & Pamm


Jenny K.
February 2023
We absolutely loved the lanai and the sound of waves crashing just below. Condo was great, it had everything we needed and more. I would definitely stay here again.


Stan K.
February 2023
Two couples staying at property. Condo was a bit dated but everything worked properly. Location was convenient being a short ride to Kona where there were lots of restaurants and shops. View from condo was outstanding. Ed was very responsive to any concerns and/ or issues we had. My wife and I had to leave early due to a medical issue and Ed was more than fair reimbursing us part of our rate even though the other couple stayed on for the remainder of the trip.. Thank you Ed.


William D.
December 2022
Condo was great and looked as good as the pictures. Ocean is right out your lanai. The complex the condo is located in is showing it’s age, but yhis unit is great!


Toni S.
December 2022
Million dollar views!


Lauri Y.
December 2022
Love watching the surfers and enjoyed the waves and peacefulness off of the lanai!


Lucy
November 2022
This condo has a great location, right along the coast. I got up every morning and sat in the lanai watching the waves roll in, and the surfers riding them. The apartment is well equipped (no a/c, but plenty of fans). I didn’t use the pool, but my dad did, and said it was great (and heated). Easy covered parking, near town and activities. Great place to stay and I would stay again.


Constance D.
October 2022
Great jumping off place for visiting anywhere on the island. Locals surfing in front was great entertainment!


Eilene
September 2022
We stayed for five nights and we had wonderful time. Great view from balcony. Next to the beach. Excellent free parking. Convenient location which is not far from anything. we would recommend for anyone who wants to stay in Kona.


Donna H.
September 2022
Property is gorgeous! Nicely contained with everything we needed. The cleanses of it was not. Found long black hairs in bathtub not mine which is short and white. Also found large straw drinking in bed between top sheet and comforter . Would you like someone’s straw to be in your bed when it is supposed to be clean.That was the master!, The other bedroom the mattress topper had old blood stains and a yellow stain on right side. We also bleached the dish rack and it’s bottom rack.Was filthy.We left our water shoes for others to enjoy.


Michael K.
September 2022
The Lanai is amazing, the master bedroom is great and lots of extras supplied. We did struggle without A/C as there were no sea breezes for 4 nights there. Very hard to sleep in second room due to traffic noise, bright light shining in from walkway outside, and a ceiling fan stuck on low setting only


Lynn M.
September 2022
Well maintained condo, amazing oceanfront location, great communication from owners, thoughtful welcome gifts. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.


Rex G.
August 2022
Great view and place was very well stocked with everything you need. Was a bit warm as there wasn’t much of an ocean breeze at night


Ekaterina K.
July 2022
We had a very pleasant stay at this rental condo! It had everything we needed (and even more). The location so close to Kona was convenient. And you cannot beat the oceanfront view! The only challenge for us was the lack of AC, since we were traveling with a small child who is not used to humidity. There are plenty of fans in every room, and the breeze from the ocean helped, but we missed the AC nonetheless. We will be happy to come back again in the future!


becky p.
June 2022
Renting this property was easy


Rebecca M.
June 2022
We loved staying in this place- it was perfect for our family. We had a gorgeous view and the sound of the ocean. Quiet and close to the places we wanted to visit. I believe it noted there isn't air conditioning, which was totally fine because of the ocean breeze and fans.


Jennifer n.
June 2022
Wonderful hosts, communication could not possibly have been better, easy check in and out, the place is exactly as advertised, we loved it and will cherish our memories. Super relaxing to have a cup of coffee and watch the surfers go out in the morning. Also met some wonderful people here. Thank you Ed and Karen, we enjoyed our stay so much.


Beverly N.
May 2022
We had a fabulous time and the condo was great! We looked forward to coming “home” at the end of our wonderful days spent on the island! Thank you Karen and Ed!


Roger S.
May 2022
Comfortable place with great views. It was very relaxing listening to the waves hitting shoreline with nice breeze off the ocean. I appreciated that there were beach chairs, umbrella, cooler amongst other things to use for use. The place was well stocked for prepping any meals you want to do in house including shared grills that were not too busy at all. Being out of Kona made it quiet and had shuttle that runs back and forth until about 9pm otherwise drive back and forth because it is quite a walk which we did several times. I have no comlaints about this place.


Cary K.
April 2022
Great place to stay


Charles B.
April 2022
Clean, the price was right, parking easy, good location - easy drive into Kona. Slept with the back doors open to hear the surf. All beds comfortable. Kitchen well stocked to make simple meals. Tide-pooling right outside the condo first thing in the morning whilst the teens slept was fabulous.


Cheryl P.
April 2022
We enjoyed our stay and this property was right on the ocean. The unit itself was spacious, clean and had everything that you would need to enjoy your vacation. The kitchen was well stock. Also there were plenty of towels, bedding, beach chairs, umbrella . We had a low battery (beeping) in one of the fire alarm units and the owners came and took care of it right away. The owners answered all my questions and were very easy to work with. It does not have AC, but with the breeze off the ocean we had no issues. We hope to do another trip in the future to this area and hope we are able to stay here again.


Gary H.
March 2022
Pleasant place to stay! Would book again.


Rainier W.
March 2022
This is truly a hidden gem. Great property that housed all 6 of us. The owners were responsive and easy to work with.


Katherine H.
February 2022
This place was everything we wanted and more. In between adventures, we had some remote work commitments, so it was really wonderful to have a beautiful view and the sound of waves whenever we were at "home", so we didn't feel like we were missing out on the beauty of the island while working. Beautiful water, lots of surfers, lots of sunsets, and we even saw a juvenile sea turtle chomping away in the tide pools. Bed was comfy, kitchen was big and clean, and a washer/dryer proved very useful! Don't forget to eat at Da Poke Shack downstairs. Yum!


Deborah V.
February 2022
The location, proximity to the water, EVERYTHING was fantastic about this property. We LOVED hearing the sound of the ocean, which was very close to us. The condo was very nicely appointed. Though it is an older building, that didn’t matter—it was just a lovely property. We would DEFINITELY stay there again!!


Jean A.
February 2022
The keyless entry system worked perfectly, and so much nicer than dealing with keys. Fast, reliable internet. Close to downtown restaurants. So much fun watching the surfers, they came every day from barely light to dark. We didn’t see any whales or dolphins. The property could use a good deep cleaning. Beds and pillows were SUPER comfy. It was nice to have TP, paper towels, Kleenex, and basic soaps supplied. As well as garbage bags and laundry soap. Overall a great place, highly recommend.


Iven D.
December 2021
Good location, easy to parking


Karen J.
December 2021
We enjoyed our stay in Kona. The view from the balcony was unbelievable. We loved watching the surfers each morning. The condo was perfect for our family. We were able to have our Thanksgiving dinner at the large table on the balcony while watching the sunset. It was definitely a Thanksgiving to remember. Thanks for sharing your condo with us.



November 2021
This condo was a great space for our family of 6 for our first trip to Hawaii. Loved spending our time on the lanai just watching the turtles and dolphins. Plenty of linens and good cleanliness. Thank you!


Scott B.
November 2021
Dealing with the owners was super easy and responsive. More importantly, the location and the condo were incredible. The view from this third floor condo was stunning. Yes, we saw a see turtle while having a snack of the patio! That was priceless! The condo is about a ten minute drive to “downtown Kona.” Da Poke restaurant was super good. The pool was a surprise hit with my children and I don’t think I heard a peep from a neighbor. The kitchen was well outfitted and it just felt like home. It was a much better than expected experience.


Jolene K.
November 2021
We (my husband, daughter and son-in-law) spent two weeks at this lovely property, enjoying the amazing view, the surfers, the turtles, and the yellow fish--all from our lanai just steps from the water. The furnishings reflect the Hawaiian style, and the dishes, pots and pans, etc. were great! The owner responded quickly to our questions, and our one concern was quickly remedied. We were so lucky to find this property and hope to return soon!


Robin H.
October 2021
Loved staying at your beautiful Kona condo. We enjoyed the tide pools, turtles, and even dolphins! Very close to great snorkeling and even a white sand beach. Thanks!


Brett R.
September 2021
My wife and I enjoyed Ed and Karens condo as its centrally located within Kona and includes an incredible view of the pacific ocean and its incredible sunsets. We enjoyed the Lanai every morning for breakfast and coffee. The condo comes with all the amenities you will need if you wish to stay in and cook. 10/10 and highly recommend.


Inga K.
September 2021
Nice condo, with a great view! It had everything you need.


Kim V.
August 2021
We had the most amazing stay. Everything in the condo you could want for a perfect stay. Loved sitting on the balcony and watching the surfers, parasailers and sea turtles. We had a late flight out and the hosts let us stay until it was time to go the airport. We were able to see one more amazing sunset. We really appreciated it. You will not regret staying here.


Jessica B.
August 2021
My family and I loved this place!! Amazing view! The unit was fully stocked. Great location! I would definitely recommend staying here!


Greg F.
August 2021
Simply the most beautiful view from your Lanai on the island. We experience Honu and dolphins right off the lanai. The unit is well stocked with everything you would need. We had such great adventures all over the island. However I could sit for days staring at the view. The good local surfers, all surf the Banyons right in front of you. I would love to have our family stay here again. Exactly as described....even better!


Julie B.
August 2021
We had a wonderful time! The view is spectacular and we had everything we needed for a great beach vacation! Ed and Karen were quick to answer any question we had. Definitely recommend staying here!


MAMI M.
July 2021
Ocean view Interior coordination The owner All are great! I would like to stay again when I am back!


AJ B.
July 2021
You cannot beat the view of this unit! Really enjoyed the location and views from the patio. The windows and one bathroom were dirty when we got there, but overall very happy with the rental.


Susan F.
June 2021
This was a very well done remodeled fully equipped condo right on the water. We watched turtles and surfers from our lanai. Beautiful sunsets to serene ocean harmonies close to activities and snorkeling. Thank you for sharing your wonderful VRBO with us. We will be back!


Steve/Deborah
January 2021
I would definitely stay here again. Well cared for property with everything you could ever need in a beach front property. Very plush towels and double length beach towels.

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

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