Kona Bali Kai Top Floor Oceanfront Condo


Rates: $205 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: KX (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 120 reviews)
If you’re seeking the tropical getaway of a lifetime, look no further than this amazing oceanfront Kailua-Kona vacation rental condo, complete with mesmerizing sunset views over the Pacific!

With 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom this unit is the perfect size for a couple out for an unforgettable Hawaiian retreat. At the end of the day, relax outside on the private lanai with a mai tai & simply take in your the incredible view as the sun slips behind the Pacific Ocean you’ll be able to enjoy amazing Hawaiian sunsets from both the lanai and the living room! New mattress installed May 2019 & new sofa bed July 2018. NOTE - There is no air conditioning.

Located on the top floor (4th floor) in the very quiet Kona Bali Kai condominium complex, this condo is ideally situated close to all activities, beaches, shopping, and restaurants in Kona. You’ll find tide pools directly outside for exploring, and the famous Banyans surf spot is located right in front. “Da Poke Shack," rated number 1 on Yelp’s “100 Best Places to Eat in America,” is conveniently located on the premises, so definitely make sure to check it out for a tasty meal! You and your travel companion will also have access to the communal barbeque area with picnic table and courtyard swimming pool inside the complex, just in case you desire a change of pace from the sand and surf. When you stay at this condo, the best of Hawaii’s Big Island is practically right at your fingertips!

Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, free wireless internet access, in-unit washer/dryer, flat screen TV with cable, DVD player, private lanai, and use of the complex courtyard swimming pool and barbeque area
- Enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the ocean from the condo's very private lanai and living room!
- Fantastic location - Close to all activities, attractions, beaches, shops, and restaurants Kona has to offer!
- Tidepools can be found nearby!

Sleeping Configuration:
- Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed + Queen-sized sleeper sofa in living room.

We have a bigger rental townhouse that can sleep six at https://www.vrbo.com/578036

Mahalo!

Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax identification number: TA-051-900-6208-01
Hawaii General Excise Tax identification number: GE-051-900-6208-01 Registration Number: TA-051-900-6208-01, GE-051-900-6208-01

Kona Bali Kai Top Floor Oceanfront Condo Reviews



Karen K.
February 2024
We saw so many whales from the lanai that we lost count. The condo worked perfectly for two people. The bedroom is right next to a busy street so it was noisy. Put on the fan to drown out the traffic for sleep. There are extra binoculars, beach chairs, towels and scuba gear. There is no air conditioning but the ocean breezes kept us comfortable. We intend to stay here again. Aloha!


Valerie H.
February 2024
This was a great property. Awesome view. So close to the water you can toss a rock in it. In the early morning sun it was like looking into an aquarium, we could see so many fish. Watched whales each day from the lanai. Had everything needed in the condo: towels, beach chairs, coolers, even snorkel gear. 💕


Jill F.
February 2024
Great condo. Lots of whales. Right on the ocean. Nice amenities and pool.


Rikki G.
February 2024
This property is beautiful! We are very impressed by the views from the lanai and the size of the place. It is very roomy and accomodating for 2 and we could see whale tails and spouting from the living room and lanai and see fish in the surf. Lots of ammenities here: 4 beach towels, snorkel gear, laundry detergent, sunblock/spray, binoculars, boogie boards, beach chairs, cooler, safe, plenty of shampoo and body wash, coffee and tea supplies. Host provided lots of info before check in and printed in room on local hikes and happy hours, public transportation info, how to use the remotes, and where light switches are located. Very helpful, would stay here again and recommend. The only downside is the room is a bit of a walk from the stairs and even further from the elevator regardless of where you park so if you have someone who can't walk well, you may want a room closer to the elevator.


mandie f.
February 2024
Loved everything, room, view, location, heated pool and hot tub. Will be staying again. Thanks!


Dan K.
February 2024
The week we stayed was great. The view is spectacular and we saw whales on 2 different days from the lanai. The lava beach behind the property was enjoyable. There was a bunch of surfers catching waves just behind us. We highly recommend the Shaka Tacoz food truck at Ali'i Gardens Marketplace, it was a great value with great food. It is close to Kahalu’u Beach for snorkeling. Having a cooler, beach towels and beach chairs available was handy. We left a large boogie board for the next renters.There is a reasonable priced fruit stand right next door on the weekends.


Susan J.
January 2024
Very nice condo with ocean view


Amanda P.
January 2024
We loved it!


Dan B.
January 2024
Loved the view out the glass wall of this 4th floor apartment - it is as "on the ocean" as I think you can get; certainly the closest we've ever been. The place wasn't super fancy or new, but that was fine by us - the property had everything we needed while we were there, and we had a great time. Edgar (the owner) was great with check-in communication, and we never needed him at all while we were on the island. We did run into one day where there were 30+ flies in the apartment (at least, that's how many we swatted), but the remaining days we were basically unbothered. Street noise in the bedroom at night is loud, but we'd read other reviews about that and had no problem at all with earplugs in. Had a great time on the island in this central location. If you're interested in a photo-story of our time, including pics of the views from the apartment and things you can do with this as your home base, feel free to check out adventuretaco.com/trip/the-vacation-adventure-dec-2023/


Brian H.
December 2023
Enjoyed our time here. Communication was easy over email. Really enjoyed many of the suggestions in the guest book. Would recommend.


Cheryl & Brian
December 2023
The condo is comfortable and the view from the Lanai is its true charm. We enjoyed our stay. I recommend that you update the pots, pans, knives & dishwasher.


Davis B.
October 2023
We enjoyed the stay. Edgar was very informative. The views were wonderful. My wife spent time out around the tidal pools and saw a couple of sea turtles. Location was perfect for our needs.


Amanda W.
September 2023
Lovely place to stay in Kona. Conveniently located, best view I've ever had!


Renee K.
September 2023
Location is good, close to outdoor market where the tacos are amazing. Futher down on Ali'i the restaurants and shops were great. Condo has very thing you need for your stay.


Carla C.
September 2023
This was our best experience so far with VRBO. I am delighted to say that this place exceeded our expectations. The location was perfect for us - very central to most of the places we intended to visit. Parking and elevator access was easy - making load-in pretty seamless. From the moment we walked in, we felt extremely comfortable, Sometimes owners put in too much furniture and so much junk on the counters that there is no room for the guest - that was not the case here. It was well stocked without feeling crowded. There was everything you need to have a great time on the island - beach chairs, towels and even and ice chest (just like ours at home.) The balcony overlooks several tide pools and amazing sunsets. We enjoyed our dinners out on the balcony and found ourselves relaxing in the chaise lounges listening to the sounds of the surf. We kept the balcony doors and the windows in the bedroom for lovely cooling breeze. I would highly recommend this place and definitely would come back again.


Terri B.
September 2023
Love the lanai and the view


Cindy J.
August 2023
Lovely view and steps from the ocean. Lanai has two lounge chairs and small table and chairs. Nice size. Fantastic view with amazing sunsets. No a/c. Not really needed. Lovely breeze through the living area. One day in the 90s, so bedroom a little warm. But plenty of fans to sleep with. Place is comfortable and well organized. We really enjoyed our stay.


Jane M.
July 2023
Beautiful view. Close enough to town, but is a little hard to walk. We used Uber. Was a nice relaxing time before we met up with a big party in Oahu!!!


Camille D.
July 2023
Beautiful views of the Kona coast as displayed on the listing! Condo is stocked with everything you'll need and it's conveniently located near the Poke Shack, also quite close to town and magic sands Beach! We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again in the future!!


Helen S.
June 2023
This is the place to stay for the view. We spent most of our time on the balcony. The ocean crashing, beautiful water and sunsets were so amazing.


abel R.
June 2023
Great views, saw turtles and dolphins and gorgeous sunset.


David V.
June 2023
This is a wonderful place to stay. The view is spectacular. The sound of the surf fills the condo. The location is convenient. We had a very nice time.


Darin W.
June 2023
Enjoyed my stay and the view on the lanai is spectacular


Gregory A.
June 2023
Room is beautiful and right on the beach and amenities are great, we would stay here again. Parking was very close to the unit. The elevator is quite a distance away. Only suggestion: update tables and Fan on Lanai they a blistery with rust and the fan blades are delaminating


Parthasarathi
May 2023
Good


Jeroen v.
May 2023
What a beautiful location! The apartment and equipment (snorkel, beach) were perfect for our family (2 adults and 2 kids). We saw turtles from the lanai every day! Great communication with owner and overall a great stay!


Bernie G.
May 2023
The property was very nice. It was right on the ocean with a view that was exactly like what they picture in the property description. - Fantastic! It did not have air conditioning which was not a problem as there is a great breeze that flowed through the unit. It is on the top floor (4th floor) which was very nice as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this property. It was easy to get to everything in the Kona area from there.


Gary T.
May 2023
Construction on property old small pool not kid friendly no air conditioning


Mindy W.
April 2023
We were more than pleased with our stay!!! I really love staying in this place! The location is great, my most favorite part is the beautiful and peaceful lanai. Each morning, we would wake up early and sit on the lanai watching the waves, watching for wildlife (honu, whales, dolphins, and beautiful birds.) The condo is lovely. It is clean, beautifully decorated with island style. The furniture is very comfortable. A super bonus was having a washer and dryer in the unit too! The owner was responsive to my message. I can't wait to return! If I had not stayed here before, one thing I would want to know is that there are three flights of stairs to get to it, however there is also an elevator nearby. We always did the stairs, except when arriving with suitcases. But if we were mobility challenged, it would be good to know. I would tell the world about this place, but then I fear it will not be available for us to return again! ;)


Rebecca W.
March 2023
We visited Kona so my son could participate in the Lavaman race. We really enjoyed our stay. The condo has an amazing view! Everything was clean and comfortable. Great location, not far from restaurants and shopping.


Kenneth
March 2023
Beautiful location, clean and very comfortable. Considering another stay in the future


Andrea W.
March 2023
Visited mid February. Wonderful ocean views.


Scott K.
March 2023
Wonderful lanai and good location for restaurants. Could use a refresh.


Darlene K.
March 2023
It was great. One thing that needs updated. The pull out bed in the couch is unusable. We tried to use it to hear the ocean better. Not only very hard to pull out, but is completely unlevel. So I continued to use earplugs to sleep in the bedroom on the Ailii road side of the condo.


Kathryn R.
February 2023
Nice clean place, pretty quite for being on main street. Very friendly, helpfull staff, thanks. Owner is super too.


Laura S.
February 2023
We loved our stay in this condo! The lanai is amazing, feels like a private front row seat right on the beautiful water with pretty shades of blue and amazing sunsets. Saw sea turtles, humpback whales, and dolphins plus lots of pretty fish and eels in the shallows and tide pools out front. Complex isn’t fancy but does the trick with a great location close to fun bars and restaurants, and covered parking. Never heard the neighbors. We are used to dead quiet at home and a fan sufficiently covered traffic noise thru the open windows.


Thomas
February 2023
Great location. Fantastic views. Would visit again.


John & Debbie P.
January 2023
We stayed here for two weeks to celebrate my husbands 80th birthday with our adult twin daughters joining us for 8 days. It was a tight fit, but we knew that going in…plus we all felt sorry for my husband having to share the bathroom with 3 women! We couldn't have asked for a better location for going to visits around the island! Additionally, we were able to enjoy spectacular sunsets each night from our lanai, saw sea turtles and watched mother whales and calves spout and play! We would highly recommend a stay here.


Eric S.
January 2023
Very close to shops and restaurants, but the view is top notch! Sun sets straight out from the lanai during the time of year we were there(early January) also saw a couple of whales! Can’t wait to go back!


Stefanie B.
December 2022
We loved our stay and our view!!


david S.
December 2022
This is really all about the beachfront view, it's a beautiful spot. Hanging out on the balcony watching the honu and other sealife and surfers at Banyans break was awesome. New flooring put in recent was very nice. Everyone enjoyed this place.


Barbara
December 2022
It's such a beautiful place! Qick response from owner! Very clean!


Michelle M.
December 2022
We loved watching the turtles from the balcony. We saw turtles every day! Super clean home with functional kitchen. Amazing sunsets! Only reason I couldn’t give it 5 stars is bc the traffic noise is loud throughout the night.


Mark P.
December 2022
We fell asleep every night listening to the ocean. The condo was clean and had everything we needed. Great location!


Paola
November 2022
Fab place and location


Johannes W.
November 2022
This condo was literally on the edge of the ocean with views for miles. While an older property it was clean and well maintained. The owner was very communicative and his entry instructions included activities and transport for the area. I would definitely stay here again.


Jessica V.
November 2022
The booking process was super easy, got a lot of great info from Edgar upon booking (bus lines, good restaurants, places to hike etc.) along with access info for the apartment. On arrival everything was fantastic, the view was amazing and the place was clean. We underestimated the street noise from other reviewers, it was quite loud and my husband had a hard time sleeping. Was also very warm in the apartment, but we couldn't open the windows to allow a breeze due to the outside noise. When we ran into another problem with construction on a neighboring unit, Edgar was instantly available and responsive. Had to cut our time here short but we are very much appreciative of the concern and level of communication with the host.


Mike T.
November 2022
The views are absolutely breathtaking. The ocean breeze, waves crashing, drink in hand on the balcony is relaxing 2.0. There's a kitchen with enough necessities needed to make breakfast, lunch and dinners. Washer/dryer to refresh your supply of clothes and plenty of fans to move the air around. Bed was comfortable as well as the pillows. Access to downtown Kona is a quick drive and there's also a trolley so you don't have to worry about parking. The little extras they have; coolers, snorkeling gear, beach toys, mats, beach towels and beach chairs, along with a book of places to see and favorite places to eat makes this rental a perfect home away from home. Don't forget the salt water pool and hot tub! We will definitely love to stay there again .


Beth H.
October 2022
Condo was dated but clean and comfortable. Everything worked! It was very hot (in September); we knew there was no air conditioning - had to use every ceiling and floor fan and keep doors open! Bed was comfortable (bring your own pillows!). Lots of road noise and outside lights (bring earplugs!) but knew that going in. Plenty big for two to move around; if are than two and you plan to sleep on the couch, know there are no window coverings on slider! We enjoyed coffee and cocktails on the lanai - saw turtles from the lanai every day & could see yellow and black fish in the surf. Property had nice grassy area and BBQ area that were well maintained. Plenty of parking on ground floor; pool and property were well maintained.


yvonne h.
September 2022
wonderful


Linda K.
August 2022
Enjoyable


Maia B.
July 2022
The condo was the perfect size for us and the views and location were excellent! Totally my fault but I didn't notice there was no A/C when booking. We were hot one night and ok one night. The sliding lanai screen door and the windows being opened kept a nice breeze flowing through, plus we bought a box fan. Otherwise it was a fabulous location, view and convenient!


Helen C.
July 2022
Good location; pleasantly decorated; great view. But...the bedroom was noisy from the traffic and there was no grab bar by the tub.


Matt S.
June 2022
The views from this condo are second to none! Convenient to beaches and shops


Ron H.
May 2022
We LOVED this place!! Location was far enough for some solitude and centrally located to hit major island sights/beaches up/down the Hawaii island west side. Condo had all the amenities for our short stay and would enjoy staying longer next time. The view and sound of the ocean was excellent along with watching local surfers further to the south if you wanted to.


Linda I.
May 2022
The unit is spacious and the host thought of everything you would need to enjoy your vacation. The view is fantastic and the lanai is a wonderful place to relax after a long day of exploring. The property as a whole is an older complex and the bedroom is on the street side. This wasn’t an issue for us, but could be for some people. We would definitely stay here again.


Susan H.
April 2022
Such a perfect spot! Close to several great restaurants and shopping! We loved sitting on the patio enjoying the ocean view and sounds! We even saw several sea turtles! Just wish we could have stayed longer. We would definitely come back!!


Mindy W.
April 2022
We had a lovely stay at Holualoa. It was everything we hoped for. We wish we could have stayed longer! Our favorite place to be was on the lanai, enjoying the ocean.


Virginia M.
April 2022
Perfect spot for a pre-race chill. Close enough for walk into town ( couple miles ) Beautiful . Well equipped . Some road noise in bedroom . Love it here - wish it were longer


Michelle W.
March 2022
We Loved our stay and the condo was perfect. Lots of extra touches like laundry soap and scuba gear! Loved all the information about the area too!


Stephanie H.
February 2022
We had a wonderful timr and only wished we had booked a longer stay. Would love to come back and stay for a month next year. The view from the balcony is outstanding. Really nice having a washer and dryer. Bed was comfortable. Plenty of ocean breeze and the condo was never too warm. Convenient to everything. Loved the laid-back vibe of Kailua Kona. Thanks for having us.


Brian N.
February 2022
This condo is right on the water and provides an excellent view. Condo is equipped for most anything you need. However, the road noise in the bedroom has gotten worse over the years with the amount of traffic and human noise.


Candice D.
January 2022
This is the third unit that we've stayed in at Kona Bali Kai over the years. Our number one priority is always to rent a condo with the best possible unobstructed view, and KBK has it! We don't need or expect luxury. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, glassware, and flatware. The bathroom has lots of nice towels. The pots and pans and knives could use some updating. Bonus: there is an electric teakettle! The balcony has awesome lounge chairs, and a counter height table and chairs perfect for two people. We found almost-new beach chairs in the closet that I used daily. The bed is very comfortable! There are plenty of electric fans. This is the only unit that we've stayed in where the bedroom was on the road-side instead of the ocean-side, so there is noise. The bathroom has a new toilet and sink. So now for the issues we found less than appealing: the carpet is totally trashed. It is stained and old and even if it's been cleaned after each guest, it looks disgusting. We wore socks instead of going barefoot (in 83 degree weather). It's a downer! The bathtub is rusty and old, but serviceable. The TV was impossible to figure out due to being programmed by someone who made it way more complicated than it should have. The handyman was sent over to show us, but his fixes didn't stick. The sliding screen door was broken. The handyman was sent to fix it but realized it needed to be replaced. He put it back on the track, but we never used it again for fear that it would fall off. The bottom line is that we did enjoy our two-week stay, but we won't be coming back. There's another gorgeous, unobstructed view on Oahu, but I'm not telling you where it is! :)


Mark J.
January 2022
Excellent location, easy access and the view is incredible. Watched turtles every day.


Jack S.
December 2021
Condo was everything we wanted, only down side is noise from Ali'i Dr but almost all the ocean front properties have that issue.


Christopher E.
November 2021
Great location and the sound of waves from the living room and lanai were constant and relaxing. The bedroom is on the road side of building so you can hear vehicles going by when windows or front door are open. We used a box fan to block the road noise. Other than that everything was perfect.


Vita M.
November 2021
We loved the view from this property. It was wonderful. There were some small issues that varied in "no big deal" to "you really should work on". Please be aware we loved our stay and would highly recommend this property. *The mattress in the hide-a-bed was very uncomfortable - it was also a physical work out to get it in and out. *Carpets are ready for a cleaning *Small fry pan would be great - there was only larger ones and they were very scratched *One clock in the condo - to high to reach and battery was dead *Access to local stations on the TV would have been great for local news and weather. TV not set up in bedroom *Local city map would have been great - they have these in Hilo - free Again, I say we loved this property and would recommend. Please consider some of these small upgrades. Vita Monteleone


Shirley B.
September 2021
Roaches, dirty dishes in cabinets, everything is in very poor condition. From the carpet to the lights, and filth that has probably NEVER been cleaned. The bath tub feels as though it will fall through the ceiling. Sad to see such a lovely location not being kept up. we left the cleaner person a tip as it is not her fault the place is so deteriorated.


Rhonda G.
September 2021
I decided to stay a few days longer on the Island and was lucky enough to find this little gem. Very peaceful and relaxing.


Indria T.
July 2021
I appreciated the Host communication by email regarding the property and also the list of things to do on the island and eateries.

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

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