Kona Bali Kai Unit #217


Rates: $350 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KK (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 119 reviews)
Imagine - Warm tropical climate, sounds of waves washing ashore, palm trees swaying in the breeze, panoramic views, and the perfect accommodations - is there any other way to experience Hawaii?? This two bedroom, two-bath condo gives you all of that and more! The very nicely updated, very clean condo is perfect for a family visit, or for just a romantic getaway for two! It has a well stocked kitchen, new, comfortable furniture, and all new towels and linens, along with a million dollar view that will all help to make for an absolutely blissful vacation! Kitchen upgraded with all new stainless steel appliances and both bathrooms have beautiful walk-in tiled showers!!! Mini-Split A/C as well!! (Not a separate blower in guest bedroom, so single blower in main room/master suite area)
Located on the second floor in the middle of the oceanfront building, this oceanfront condo boasts first-class views as well as excellent proximity to Kona town and all activities. Watch world-class surfers ride the waves while dolphins frolic in their wake! Enjoy seasonal whale watching right from your lanai and get a close-up view of the giant sea turtles (Honu) that come in to feed in the tide pools and also to sun themselves on the beach! (No touching though!)
This lovely condo has everything you will need for an unforgettable Hawaiian getaway!
I work with a Turo (online vehicle rental company) representative on the big island for vehicle rentals, and my guests do get a nice discount!! Ask me about details and for the links on Turo.com for his vehicles. Registration Number: GE-130-699-8784-01, TA-130-699-8784-01

Kona Bali Kai Unit #217 Reviews



Kim S.
March 2024
Everything about 217 and our host, Holly, met and surpassed any expectations.


Jill D.
January 2024
My husband and I and another couple stayed for six wonderful nights. The view from the lanai is incredible and mesmerizing. The condo was well stocked with things needed for cooking, beach days and helpful paper products. Great location, far enough from town to be away from the hustle and bustle but only a five minute drive to be part of it. Parking under the building was great. Highlight was watching the whales from the lanai!


aaron s.
January 2024
My family and I loved our stay. Ocean front, easy parking and great AC. Plenty of room to spread out. Holly was quick to answer all our questions. Very easy check-in process. We'll definitely be back.


Nick P.
December 2023
This may be the nicest vrbo I've ever stayed at. The inside of the condo had EVERYTHING. The beds were SO comfy, nice big tv and comfy couches, the bathrooms are beautiful (etched glass with designs on each) the best smelling soaps and shampoos provided in real containers, kitchen full of pots and pans and plates and utensils.. even had a full spice rack! The host left little welcome gifts like a can of macadamia nuts as well as chocolate covered nuts and potato chips, (which were all high quality and delicious) even had towels waiting for you on the chaises outside; but the view. The view was so spectacular, especially during sunset. This condo would be worth it even if the inside wasn't as nice because of the view. You are STEPS from the ocean and my fiancee and I loved checking out all the tide pools and seeing all the wildlife from crabs to aneneomes to stuff we couldn't even identify. If we ever make it out to Kona again, I would make sure to stay here, it is just perfect.


Shawn L.
October 2023
Very clean. Great location. Lovely ocean front. We would definitely come back to this property. Hosts were very accommodating. And the property is well located for everything you might want to do. And the parking was easy! This place is awesome. Loved our experience!


David F.
September 2023
We enjoyed the stay, very clean, parking easy, towels and basic supplies are provided. The above grade lanai gave us privacy while still providing the best possible sunset view. We moved to Kauai and wish we could have brought this condo with us!!


Tamara V.
August 2023
The location is perfect - easy access to grocery and beaches. The condo is quiet, beds comfortable. Morning coffee and afternoon naps on Lanai were wonderful. Beach chairs and towels were provided. We loved the easy in/out parking especially. We would return in future and will recommend to friends and family traveling to Hawaii!


Patrick B.
August 2023
Beautiful condo, exactly as pictured on VRBO. The view of the ocean was amazing. Loved sitting on the balcony and watching the surfers and best of all the green sea turtles.


Jared H.
July 2023
Everything about this unit is perfect, the view is excellent and the host was very attentive to detail and willing to help with any questions. Would definitely stay here again!!


kevin k.
July 2023
Stayed in same place before and is perfect. Well stocked and very responsive owner best view and parking is great. Thank you


Michelle L.
July 2023
Our stay was a 10/10. The view, the comfy bed, the clean condo…perfect! We would stay here again in a heart beat!


Jeff A.
June 2023
Well equipped condo with an INCREDIBLE view! We loved seeing all that the big island has to offer, and also enjoyed some time on the lanai, watching the waves, turtles, surfers, and amazing sunsets.


David P.
April 2023
What a fantastic stay on the Kona Coast. The pictures, although great, don’t even come close to the experience of sitting on the edge of the ocean with the relaxing soundtrack of waves playing 24/7. The location is stunning. The unit is really nicely appointed with everything that you could think of provided for the guests’ use. Holly is very responsive and great to deal with. We are already planning to come back next year. Maybe stay forever!


Arlene D.
March 2023
The view was amazing. Everything was very clean and had everything one would need. Would definitely stay there again.


William H.
March 2023
Our expectations were exceeded. The property is very well equipped. I few minor issues. The kitchen knives could use a good sharpening or a sharpener provided. We like to BBQ and eat in a fair bit and found the propane BBQs difficult to light and often only had a few burners working. We raised this with onsite staff but the issues were not addressed. That did not temper our enjoyment and we would definitely stay again.


Kathleen s.
February 2023
Wonderful view! Beds were comfortable lots of room for 4 adults! Holly was always quick to respond! Would definitely recommend!!


Sallie M.
January 2023
The condo provided a great spot for us during the stay. We enjoyed the morning with coffee on the lanai watching the surfers and then winding down in the evenings watching the sunset. Beds were comfy and kitchen had everything we needed.


Miriam T.
November 2022
Couldn't have imagined a better spot. Close but away from downtown Kona activities, quiet oceanfront view, beautiful sunsets every night. The condo had everything needed for a group of 4. Well stocked kitchen utensils. Definitely recommend this condo. Plis pool and hot tub.


kevin k.
October 2022
Beautiful condo with everything one could need and great response and communication with owner. Would stay again anytime.


Joan B.
September 2022
This condo was lovely, clean, well equipped and right on the ocean. A/C was very much a plus. We highly recommend it.


LILIA P.
August 2022
Excellent location and incredible view


Gregory G.
August 2022
Property was great and Holly was very responsive. Would highly recommend staying here as condo had everything you would need for a vacation with family. Views were amazing!



July 2022
You will not be sorry with this property! All the amenities you would want. Fully equipped, oceanside gorgeous, lovely property and caring host! Easy access, close to the village and well maintained. My 4th visit to Kona Bali Kai and you can’t go wrong with this property owner…Mahalo!!!


Kristin H.
June 2022
Fantastic location and beautiful view! We loved our stay in this condo -- well-stocked for trips to the beach with chairs, umbrella, beach bag, and towels. The lanai is amazing -- perfect place to stare at the ocean and watch a gorgeous sunset every evening. We loved watching the turtles in the tide pool below the unit -- sometimes we could even see them from the lanai.


Sherry M.
June 2022
Only one complaint…we can’t stay forever! Seriously…stay here. You won’t be sorry!


Jeanine B.
April 2022
wonderful oceanfront!


Marisa W.
April 2022
This condo was clean and had everything we needed. And the view was just perfect. Normally I would give this 5 stars but unfortunately we were put in the wrong condo and told this on day 2 of our vacation, which meant packing up all our stuff (including our groceries) and moving to the correct condo. Such an inconvenience and waste of our very little vacation time. I would expect that when a mistake like this was made, there would be something done to try and make it "right", but nothing was done to compensate for their mistake. Again, the condo itself is lovely and if it wasn't for the error on their part which took away from our "vacation time", I would give this 5 stars.


Gina C.
April 2022
The ocean views and balcony access are hard to beat. King beds, kitchen and common amenities for family of 4 were comfortable. Holly accommodated our request for umbrellas, which were handy during some spring showers. The only suggestion would be more deep cleaning of showers and kitchen. The microwave and some dishes were dirty. I'm sure they will correct this, so would come back!


Tim F.
March 2022
It’s hard to know what you’re actually getting when you book thru VRBO - pictures don’t always tell the story. But, Kona Bali Kai is WAY better than advertised. The views, the rooms and the location are all superb. Would def go again!


Shannon S.
March 2022
We loved staying at this property! It felt incredible as soon as we walked in. Clean and just a great energy. We loved being right on the water. I could live on that lanai! Our boys loved the pool and had a blast exploring the tide pools and seeing the sea turtles. We will definitely be back to stay here! Thanks so much!


Mary T.
March 2022
Everything was great!


Kishore G.
March 2022
Property is clean and has nice beach view as per the listing. Easy access to nearby shopping. Property manager is very responsive and was able to answer any questions almost immediately.


Bridget G.
January 2022
This is such a wonderful property. Great location, convenient parking, easy check-in, super clean, well equipped kitchen, but best of all is the view! We did a lot during our visit but quite honestly, I would have been happy lounging on the super comfortable chaise all day gazing out at the beautiful ocean. Absolutely loved our visit! Thank you:)


Deborah E.
January 2022
A wonderful condo right on the ocean with gorgeous unobstructed views. The living room and master bedroom are right on the lanai/ocean with all sliding glass doors for walls. We slept with the glass doors open and dozed to the sound of the waves. There's a tide pool directly in front of the condo and a sea turtle hung out there most days. The location is ideal. We'd drive south every morning for a snorkel at our favorite spot - Two Step, come "home" for lunch (usually poke from Da Poke Shack, in the condo complex right at the bottom of the steps), and then drive to a white sand beach north to sun and swim for the afternoon. The condo is well equipped for the beach - great quality beach umbrella and chairs and cooler. Costco and all the restaurants in Kona were on way headed north, and since this was a short trip we usually just picked up some take-out in Kona on the way home in the evening (longer trips we like to pick up fresh caught Hawaiian fish at Costco and some veggies to grill for dinner). We highly recommend this condo and would stay again if it's available the next time we fly down from Alaska! Mahalo!


Nika G.
December 2021
We loved our stay here. The view alone makes it worth it. Plus, it’s easy to park, clean and very well stocked with all travel essentials. We hope to come back again soon!


Donna L.
December 2021
We throughly enjoyed our visit and the host/hostess was quite helpful. I broke my foot while staying here and Holly was quite caring and helpful. I would definitely recommend this beautiful convenient condo.


Pratik s.
December 2021
The place is right on the water, and has really good sound proofing, so you can still sleep well. The AC unit was powerful enough to cool the whole apartment. They had lots of little things in the unit to make our stay very convenient. Overall, it was a wonderful stay!


Sandi F.
December 2021
This place really has the "wow" factor when you walk in the front door! The beautiful ocean with crashing waves, gorgeous sunsets and sunrises are literally right in front of you. The local surfers arrived every morning starting at 6am to entertain while we enjoyed our morning coffee on the patio. The patio lounges are very comfortable and easy to fall asleep on (which happened several days!), Beds are very comfortable...my daughter claims the back bedroom could use an update on sheets, otherwise excellent. The kitchen is well stocked, including coffee to get you started the first day in case you don't make it to the store. Loved having beach chairs, coolers, beach towels etc for our sunbathing adventures. I really appreciated how squeaky clean this place was too. This unit is situated in a quiet location just outside of the main part of town. Easy to get to everywhere we wanted to go via car or long walk. Loved our visit and will be back!


Shikha C.
November 2021
This condo is just perfect in terms of necessities, location and comfort! It had everything we needed to make some delicious meals and enjoy the beaches! The sound of the waves and the view was spectacular! The second bedroom does get a little stuffy but if you keep the door open it’s fine. I would only recommend to have a blanket in the condo to cozy up at night as you do need to turn the AC on. Holly was very approachable and answered all my questions promptly!


Kat V.
November 2021
As VERY DISCERNING travelers, we were quite happy in this clean unit! That is always number one for us. We were on an excursion from our home island of Kauai, and to not see one insect on the second floor is pretty much a miracle. The bed was very comfy for 50-year-old bodies with many comfortable seating options inside and out. You can leave the doors open all night combined with the ceiling fan made the temperature comfortable throughout the night. The a/c was needed for just about 30 minutes after arriving to the unit in late afternoon just for a quick-cool down, then the fans did the job. The beach chairs and umbrella worked perfectly for one day at the beach, with good quality beach towels as well. We have stayed at these units multiple times that are managed by Holly and she is great to work with! : )


Garva B.
October 2021
great


Michelle W.
August 2021
The location was awesome, with unobstructed views of the ocean from the balcony. Most/best well-stocked Vrbo I have ever stayed in, with thoughtfulness towards the traveler, including beach towels, first aid kit, beach chairs, plenty of bathroom toiletries, etc. I have already recommended it to all my friends, thank you for the wonderful stay!


Aubrey H.
August 2021
This quaint condo is the perfect location in town and is literally right up against the ocean. Beautiful sunsets!


CAROL C.
June 2021
Pros-Owners were very nice and quickly to respond to our needs. This condo has a beautiful view of the ocean where you can watch surfers, passing boats, sea turtles. etc. There are two sets of BBQ's with picnic tables very clean and easy to get to down stairs. The view from the Lanai is AWESOME and loved hearing the sound of surf at night. The chairs on the Lanai are nice and comfy for that morning coffee, it also had 4 chairs and dining table. The overhead fan helped cool down the temperatures. The unit was very clean with nice furnishings and extra ammenities. We got a surprise in the guest closet of ready to use lawn chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, boogie boards and coolers. The cupboards were fully stocked with all the different spices one would need. There is bedding in the closet for infants. Cons-The AC does not cool down nor reach the guest bedroom, night sleeping is warm and stuffy. The owner supplies fans to blow in the room but my guests said it was not enough. Unfortunately we had very noisy upstairs neighbors with kids. Stomping, running and crying started early at 645 am making it hard to sleep in. There is no manager to complain to since these units are mostly seperately owned. I would probably stay here again in cooler temperatures because I loved the views and the properties. Thank you for a great experience.


Pamela L.
June 2021
The manager went well beyond basic needs and was a great communicator. This condo was well stocked and appointed to fullfill all needs. The condo was clean and well maintained. The complex itself was not a much so but the location was good.


Marc H.
June 2021
We enjoyed our stay at Holly's apartment 217 very much. The view of the ocean and the sunsets was spectacular. We ate our meals on the balcony. We also enjoyed the lounge chairs on the balcony during the day and after sunset. The location was great. Just about 10 minutes by car into the main area of Kona. It was clean and well stocked (we cooked our own meals). As mentioned in other reviews, the bedroom by the front entrance tends to get warm (we were here in early June), but we arranged the provided fans in a way that it allowed the air from the A/C to flow into that bedroom and it cooled down well enough for our teens to sleep. We traveled with a family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers (the size of adults) and we had plenty of space. The two bathrooms are nice for us to spread out and the washer and dryer were very helpful since we had spent the previous week on another island and had to do laundry. We did not use the community pool, as it was a little crowded and is a little smaller than the pictures make it seem. However, we did spend time in the tidepools on the oceanside of the apartment and that was a great time. Parking is very good and we had plenty of room with the minivan we rented. Communication with Holly was great and she was always quick to respond and answer any questions we had. We would definitely come back.


April D.
June 2021
This condo was great! Excellent location with a great view!! Could not have asked for a better place to stay!

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