Banyan Tree Penthouse #402

Rates: $405 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KXQ (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 151 reviews)
Banyan Tree Penthouse Condo 402 is a spacious, ocean front condo with an ocean view that will leave you breathless. Located on the quiet 4th floor, penthouse level yet so close to the water that you can actually look down and see tropical fish like the yellow tang! Sea turtles, spinner dolphins, humpback whales (when in season) and surfers often entertain you by day and the surf will lull you to sleep each night. The living room features floor to ceiling windows that look as though the ocean is coming inside! The private, tiled lanai is the perfect place to enjoy your coffee in the morning or to have a cocktail and watch a picture perfect sunset in the evening.

Inside you’ll find all the comforts of home. The oceanfront master bedroom has a comfy king bed and the second bedroom a queen and twin so the unit comfortably sleeps four. The fully stocked kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to make meals or prepare for the perfect "sunset happy hour"! Enjoy two flat screen TV’s with over 200 channels, a DVD library, Bluetooth speaker for your tunes and free WiFi. Beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, coolers and an umbrella are supplied for your beach days. Pack fewer clothes for your trip if you like because of the full size Maytag washer and dryer. Air conditioning is throughout the condo to keep you cool on those warmer Kona days!

The Banyan Tree is a small, well-kept complex with only 20 units so it never feels crowded. The property is located as close as you can get to the Pacific Ocean. In fact new construction is no longer allowed to be as close to the ocean as Banyan Tree. The ocean front pool has mesmerizing views and plenty of comfortable lounge chairs. Barbecue grills and a hot tub are also poolside. A spacious veranda on the second floor with amazing views is available to all Banyan Tree guests for entertaining. Directly next door is a small, sandy beach where the locals access the Banyan Surf site, a famed stretch of water in front of the condo known for fantastic surfing and boogie boarding.

Banyan Tree is centrally located on the sunny side of the Big Island in Kailua-Kona. Top rated restaurants like the Poke Shack and local farmers markets are minutes away. Downtown Kona, with galleries and shops is less than three miles. Historic Alii drive, which is great for ocean walks, is right out the back door. Ready for the beach? Magic Sands Beach is less than a mile away. Kahalu'u Beach is only two miles and has easy snorkeling where you can get up-close to beautiful reefs and abundant sea life. It's also a great place to learn to surf. Postcard perfect beaches such as Hapuna Beach and Kua Bay are to the north and Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park and Captain Cooks monument lie to the south. Also to the south is Two Step Beach, located near Pu’u Honua O Honaunau National Historic Park, which is a perfect snorkeling spot to explore the crystal clear waters of Kona’s coast. Since Banyan Tree is located about halfway up the Kona coast you can easily drive to either end of the island. When you're done just park in your designated parking stall and take the elevator to your penthouse retreat!
This is an ocean lover's dream, we hope you visit soon!
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Hawaii Tax ID#W67272879-01
STVR Registration Number: STVR-19-353365

Registration Number: TA-211-521-5360-01, GE-211-521-5360-01

Banyan Tree Penthouse #402 Reviews

Larry S.
March 2024
Wow, this condo is everything that was decribed. We were so lucky to view surfers from the lanai everyday, so fun to watch. We only had one issue and that is with the signage at the entrance to the parking garage. The signage is not lit at night and is some what concealed from view. Easy to miss the entry.

chris c.
February 2024
This was one of the best rentals we’ve had! Comfortable, spacious and decorated nicely. The view is so beautiful. Really enjoyed watching the surfers out front. Quiet & private unit. Would definitely recommend!

Kat W.
January 2024
This unit on the top floor of the Banyan Tree has the best view of anywhere we have ever stayed. It has truly the most incredible views - the pictures online don't do it justice. We so enjoyed the sunsets sitting on the Lanai and it was great to watch the surfers every day. We slept so well hearing the waves at night. It was so soothing and relaxing. The hosts, Kim and Jon, thought of everything their guests could possibly need. The unit was nicely decorated and had very comfortable furniture. We also appreciated the books on Hawaii and the binder they put together with very helpful tips on what to do in the area and restaurants, etc. We would love to return to the island and we would absolutely stay at this unit again! Thank you, Kim and Jon!!

Sean O.
December 2023
It was our first time to Kona. The view is amazing and in a great location. Our family enjoyed having everything we needed for the beach available. Can’t beat the sunsets! Would definitely stay there again!

Kendal S.
December 2023
The property listing is very accurate! Right on the water in an immaculate setting. Nice location within walking distance of town. Or the free tram stops every hour a block away. We enjoyed doing both! We enjoyed our stay very much!

Linda R.
December 2023
Our first time to on the Big Island. This condo was a perfect for our family. The pictures of the unit are exactly what you get. So close to the ocean, watching the surfers in the morning and we saw the spinner dolphins jumping out of the water. It was magical and have no complaints. The air conditioners worked great. Kim called us the first day to make sure we got into the unit and that everything was clean. Took the trolley to town which worked out great. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Enjoyed the hot tub and swimming pool. Highly recommend!

Sandra L.
November 2023
This condo was extremely comfortable. The view was unbelievable.

David L.
September 2023
I can not say enough good things about this property. The view from the lanai is the most amazing. Chill in the morning, drinking a cup of coffee and watching the surfers. Chill in the evening waiting for sunset... watching the surfers. Highly recommend! Will stay here again. Thank you !

Jane D.
September 2023
We absolutely loved the place! It was just like the the pictures on VRBO and more! Very beautifully decorated in beach and ocean themes with a wall of windows that overlook the ocean. The sunsets were incredible. It was a great place to relax and listen to the ocean waves and watch the surfers. The owners were very thorough in explaining where everything was located (air conditioner and tv remotes etc). It made everything go smoothly in settling into our new “home”. The king size bed was comfortable to our taste. The condo was well taken care of. The one glitch was that the floors and tables were dusty and gritty. We contacted the owners who promptly went into action to get their cleaner in. They seemed very surprised that it wasn’t clean. There had been an air conditioning repairman in to fix something and the owners suggested that it may have happened from the air conditioning that had been worked on. It made sense because the place itself was well prepared and looked like it should have been spotless! I would say that this place was well worth it . We would love to come again and stay here. This place was one of the highlights of our vacation. A memory to cherish forever.

Jason R.
August 2023
Absolutely phenomenal stay! The hosts thought of everything here, from the book of recommendations to coolers, boogie boards and beach chairs, even a coffee grinder, which was put to good use with Kona coffee! Amazing views, awesome location, clean and comfortable.

Molly M.
July 2023
This is a great place. Very clean. Right on the ocean. There is a small beach nearby. We really enjoyed watching the surfers outside our window. The pictures are exactly what the place looks like. Fully equipped kitchen. There are several beach chairs and boogie boards. Kim was a perfect host. I would recommend this 100%.

Linda L.
July 2023
This property has been one of the most wonderful we have stayed in using VRBO. We arrived and the unit was spotless and ready for our arrival. The unit was also extremely well equipped with everything you could need for a great stay. They literally thought of everything. Things were clear, clean, visible and easy to find and use. The decor was updated and beach themed which was a nice touch and the VIEW… nothing but INCREDIBLE! The building was quiet and we had privacy. Nothing but the sound of waves lulled us to sleep. Be prepared for that because you are definitely ocean side! The owners were super helpful and responsive with prior questions and made us feel right at home during our stay. I truly can’t say more about this beautiful property. It felt as though we lived there ourselves and it was a true home away from home in paradise. We will definitely be back next time the Big Island calls for our return. Mahalo Hawai’i for the incredible memories.

Jennifer T.
June 2023
My family loved staying here and watching the surfers in the morning. It was such a special time and place for us to relax and unwind. We can’t wait to come back.

Jolene F.
May 2023
We could not of asked for anything more, other than time! Kim and Jon have a beautiful loccation if you are looking for a place close to a variety of shops and restaraunts. But the best part about it is the View and the sounds of the Ocean! ! I WOULD CHALLENGE you to find better! Thank you so much for truly making our wedding getaway a place we will never forget! And your personal phone call was very special! Thank you so much!

Steve J.
May 2023
Very nice place, view is excellent.

Courtney W.
April 2023
Fantastic views and great location close to everything.

Akshay T.
March 2023
I love this property! The views from the living room are outstanding. Our host, Kim was very helpful and provided timely help.this was our 2nd time staying at the property… can’t wait to visit again

Krista Z.
March 2023
We have traveled all over the US and other countries…….the view from the condo is one of the best ever! We loved having coffee on the Lani each morning and watching the surfers. The condo was fully stocked with everything we needed and then some. Location was perfect. The “book”,which was very comprehensive, was very helpful. There were two couples staying here and we felt right at home. Great way for us to Celebrate 41 years of marriage. Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven.

Amanda N.
March 2023
Beautiful condo with beautiful views! Host was good at communicating. Would definitely recommend this spot!

Torrey U.
February 2023
The condo is exactly as described in the photos. The place has everything; from the kitchen to the laundry and even beach gears (for kids and adults). You don’t need to pack anything than just your clothes and aloha spirit The ocean view is spectacular; perfect to see the Hawaiian sunset and even star gazing (when the night is clear). We came to Big island many times, but this is the longest time we stayed on Kona side. I personally like the local vibe and quietness (like Hilo or Captain cooks). The location of the condo is great; not too touristy and bustling like few miles down the road, plenty of snorkeling spots as well as beaches nearby, many shops and great local restaurants. I have two recommendations: 1. I wish the condo would have blackout curtain(s) that can keep the unit cooler when the sun shines directly throughout the day. 2. The AC keeps turning off, perhaps we set lower than 74. We usually opened the door and turned on the fans the whole day to keep the air circulating. However, when we were gone the whole day or when the waves became too loud at night, the AC is not efficient and strong enough to keep the cool air throughout (at least for my family).

Cynthia I.
February 2023
This condo is on the ocean (4th floor) with unbelievable view! Updated, super clean, great location, and stocked with absolutely everything you could need. We will definitely be back!

Gary D.
January 2023
This is the 3rd time staying in this unit and was as expected...excellent. we have stayed in this building for 9 or 10 years and this unit is our favorite.

Jim and Tanja A.
January 2023
We had the great fortune to stay at at the Banyan Tree condo of Kim & Jon. They were truly accommodating of all or questions during the booking process and provided a seamless check-in process. The unit is exceptional. It is clean, up-to-date and right on the ocean. REPEAT: Right. On. The. Ocean. You could not ask for a better getaway. Our advice to you is, if this unit is available, book it!

Richard S.
December 2022
Great property and location for what we wanted to do while here, just wish could be longer!! Owners were wonderful and great to work with! Many Mahalos to them!

James D.
December 2022
Amazing views and great location. We used the trolley a bunch of times when we were going to downtown Kona. The trolley stop was conveniently located across the street from the Banyan Tree. My wife and I would highly recommend staying at the Banyan Tree penthouse. It was well stocked and super clean. The best place we ever stayed at on vacation!

Gail G.
November 2022
402 is wonderful with fabulous views and plentiful amenities. It's comfortable and well stocked. The lanai was perfect for our morning coffee and evening wind-down after a day of sightseeing. We saw sea turtles, fish, and surfers, and even a pod of dolphins farther out. The sunsets were stunning, and we loved falling asleep to the pounding surf. It's a great base location for seeing the island, and close enough to town for restaurants and shops. The parking is free in town but can fill up fast so arrive early, especially Friday and Saturday evenings, and the traffic can be heavy at peak times, but the food is worth it. We would stay here again if we returned to this island. Highly recommend it!

Janine B.
October 2022
We had a fabulous time exploring the island from this condo. We would definitely stay again and the unit easily accommodates two couples or a family. The surfer viewing from the balcony was fun.

Maureen S.
September 2022
We were very happy with our lodging. Every possible need was thought of from beach chairs to toiletries. We would stay there again in a heartbeat! The view was spectacular and we enjoyed watching the surfers. The location is very near a lot of great snorkeling spots.

Merideth R.
September 2022
You cannot beat the view from this condo on located right on the Kona coast. The windows span the unit, and you can enjoy the deck from sunrise to sunset! The condo amenities include an excellent kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and great wifi! I'd stay hear again in a heartbeat when I return to Kona!

Trina F.
August 2022
Quiet and close to everything w wonderful view across the rooms. lanai is small & air Conditioner pumps hot air onto you as you sit there. So you must turn all air off including back room which is stifling without it. Other units have vented the hot air blow to go off lanai not onto it. Also very noisy so at night it makes continual loud noise in the bedroom. We would’ve opened windows and doors but the back bedroom was too hot and you don’t want to do both. Loved the views and location and watching all the surfers. They even accepted my husband and son surfing with them at times! People in the building are very kind especially other owners! Overall was happy. Code for ck in was incorrect but fortunately the cleaning gal answered her phone to get us in late at night. Would recommend and we would return for sure!

Roscoe W.
July 2022
Highly recommend the Banyan Tree Penthouse 402 if you want a spacious, clean, quiet centrally located place for your visit to Kona. Located right on the water between two of the best surfing spots on the island. Great snorkeling right out the back door. Even if you don't surf you can spend your time watching the locals ride the waves. Just minutes from downtown and all Kona has to offer. Definitely would stay there again if we ever make it back to Kona.

Tracy L.
July 2022
The best view: sunrise, sunset, and fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Easy check-in, all amenities including beach items, cooking condiments, and don't forget to check out the cabinets - you might find practical items that others have left behind for you. One mile south is Magic Sands Beach and Magic Sands Grill, walk a few steps north and there's Da Poke Shack, and there are driving shortcuts through the neighborhood if you do not want to drive through town every time you go exploring. Mahalo for a great place to stay!

Vicki K.
June 2022
Beautiful views, well stocked condo. Beds were super comfortable.

June 2022
Great location. Close to towns but away from commotion. Walking distance to great poke and a cute farmers market. I spent the entire trip on the lanai.

Renee S.
May 2022
After all, who doesn't want to wake up to the sound of waves crashing right outside their bedroom, or take a moonlit stroll along the sand after the sun goes down? The location is unparalleled and you'll love spending time on the balcony enjoying the sunsets and ocean breeze. The condo offers plenty of space to lounge. The kitchen has everything needed to make yourself at home, and beachy accents like starfish pillows and mini sailboats on the dressers keep the home on theme. Every amenity is thought of from lawn chairs, coolers, snorkeling gear, dishes for outdoor dining by the pool or the other deck you can entertain at, and sunblock (if you forgot yours). This is a 5-star location/condo that we will remember and hope to book next time we visit.

Jim G.
May 2022
Loved the Condo! Being right on the ocean was so relaxing and beautiful! The deck outside the bedroom was great for morning coffee, happy hour, gorgeous sunsets and watching crazy good surfers! The condo was decorated in a really cute beach vibe and very clean! A sunny day at pool was like sitting at the beach with no sand. Great vacation spot!!!

Maxine H.
April 2022
We enjoyed our stay at the Banyan Tree immensely. Our only complaint was the bed, it felt like a water bed, it was way toooo soft.

Denise R.
April 2022
This property gets 10 Stars! We received exactly what was promise and more. Property very well maintained, exceptionally clean, up to date decor with a view like a dream. Also I must mention if you love the sound of waves, look no farther! I would truly with no hesitation stay at the Bayan Tree Penthouse again !!!!

sonia h.
March 2022
What a great property, located so close to the ocean with surfers everyday, whales and even a group of dolphins. Everything listed about this condo is correct. Very clean, has everything you need for your stay and close enough to Kona to enjoy all there is to offer. Would definitely stay again. Thanks Kim and Jon, our visit to the Big Island was great. We hope to return some day.

Jill B.
February 2022
Beautiful clean Property. was perfect for 2 adult couples right on the water as pictured. Had everything we needed even boogie boards and beach towels and chairs

Mike W.
January 2022

Jeannette C.
January 2022
Kim and Jon’s place is a dream! It has major wow factor from the first moment you first see it to every morning when you wake up to the sun and the sound of waves. Surfers were out daily and provided wonderful entertainment for our family. We saw many whales and a pod of dolphins too! This was easily the nicest vacation rental we have ever stayed in and it was so perfect for our family. Apart from the views, the place is beautifully decorated and updated. Lots of care and love was put in and we admired every bit of it. My kids had their own bathroom and bedroom and they were able to watch tv and movies in there for some downtime. Plenty of space and every amenity you could think of was provided. The beds were SO comfortable and we all got such good rest while there. Chairs, coolers, and beach towels were also available for use. The unit is one of 20 in the building and we really enjoyed the tightknit condo community. Everyone we met was so lovely and welcoming. The pool was the perfect size and the chairs by the pool allowed for more ocean views and relaxation. Kim and Jon were very responsive and helpful when we needed them. I cannot recommend their place enough and we cannot wait to return!

Sarah B.
January 2022
This is the 6th time at the Banyan Tree, but the first in this condo. It is the perfect location, and right on the water which is our favourite thing about it. Amazingly clean and beautifully decorated. Had everything we needed and more. We will definitely be back next year! Thank you for having us :)

robert n.
December 2021
Beautiful condo, great location and decorated very nicely. Everything was organized and very well kept.

Shalini L.
December 2021
This property exceeded our expectations. Clean, comfortable, and oh yeah, the views!! We spent many hours on the balcony watching the tropical fish, surfers, dolphins in the distance, and the gorgeous sunsets! Check in was a breeze and the stocked kitchen allowed us to cook several of our own meals. Our party of 4 (all ages 50+) has been to the Big Island several times, and this trip is definitely one of the most memorable. Thank you so much! Aloha!!

November 2021
All aspects from booking to parking, entering, location & views are understated online & we were thrilled.

Chere M.
November 2021
What an amazing property. View was incredible. Property had everything you could need. Check in and check out was easy. No issues with anything on our 10 day stay here. This was truly the perfect Kona property and I can’t wait to visit again. Thank you Kim for being such a great host. This property is truly a gem. ❤️

Elizabeth H.
September 2021
Everything was great!

Frank M.
September 2021
We had an absolutely Wonderful time at the Condo. Everything was Perfect…The Condo has everything you could think of or need, the Complex is Great, and the VIEWS from the living room, Master bedroom and patio are even More Amazing and Breathtaking in person! Kim was Wonderful to deal with!! Our entire stay/experience was just the Very Best! Will Be Back for Certain!! Thanks again, Kim & Jon!

Sharon M.
August 2021
The property has an amazing view. We watched the reef fish from the livingroom window! Loved every minute.

Ryan M.
August 2021
Stayed for a week. Great central location for visiting both north and south sides of the island. Also close to Safeway and Costco. The property was well furnished and clean. The beach equipment (boogie boards, beach chairs, and umbrellas) was a huge plus! Would definitely recommend.

Heather C.
July 2021
The pictures don’t even begin to do this amazing place justice. It was so beautiful, so magical. Great location and had everything you needed for a fabulous Hawaii vacation. Being able to hear the sound of the ocean and wake to the view of the water was incredible. Kim was so fabulous to work with. We will DEFINITELY be back!

Joel M.
June 2021
Everything was as advertised, great place to stay, easy communications with owners. Highly recommend!

June 2021
We absolutely loved the view from the condo. Amazing to be able to just stare at the ocean and enjoy the sunsets every night! Thank you for sharing your incredible condo with us.

Rick B.
June 2021
A wonderful experience across the board. Beautiful unit that is thoughtfully decorated. Literally on the water - we sat on the deck morning and evening watching the surfers and tropical fish, while enjoying the sound of the waves below. A fairly short commute to the quaint town of Kona. The owners supply a lot of great recommendations from activities to dining recommendations. You cannot go wrong with this property!

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

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