This condo was extremely comfortable. The view was unbelievable.
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 !
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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!
Very nice place, view is excellent.
Fantastic views and great location close to everything.
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
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.
Beautiful condo with beautiful views! Host was good at communicating. Would definitely recommend this spot!
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).
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Beautiful views, well stocked condo. Beds were super comfortable.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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 !!!!
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.
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
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!
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 :)
Beautiful condo, great location and decorated very nicely. Everything was organized and very well kept.
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!!
All aspects from booking to parking, entering, location & views are understated online & we were thrilled.
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. ❤️
Everything was great!
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!
The property has an amazing view. We watched the reef fish from the livingroom window! Loved every minute.
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.
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!
Everything was as advertised, great place to stay, easy communications with owners. Highly recommend!
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.
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!