Kona Bali Kai Oceanfront #421


Rates: $385 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 106 reviews)
Imagine - warm tropical climate, gentle 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 condominium gives you all of that and more! This unit is now a prime destination for an absolutely blissful vacation!

Located on the fourth floor of the north-end of a four-story 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 that come up on shore to sun themselves! (No touching though!)

This lovely condo has everything you need including Air Conditioning, for a comfortable, unforgettable Hawaiian getaway. (No separate A/C blower in guest room)

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-103-276-9536-01, TA-103-276-9536-01

Kona Bali Kai Oceanfront #421 Reviews



Susan B.
March 2024
We stayed a month. No issues, new washer and dryer. Well stocked kitchen and supples. Comfortable master bedroom. If you want a sea side retreat this is the place. Top floor, large balcony for watching sunsets, whales, surfers, dining and playing games.


Linda J.
January 2024
The condo was like the pictures displayed. We had excellent views, and loved looking out at the ocean drinking our coffee. We would definitely come back again!!


Andrew V.
January 2024
Found washer broken on arrival, dirty clothes locked inside. Host said known issue but forgot to tell us. Sched maintenance for the next day, we altered plans to work around but then told it was not fixable and would remain so. Nasty mess left by maintenance who used guest bathroom sink and toilet to flush something out. Nasty water and yucky parts strewn on floor. Host said use public laundry downstairs as alternative. Discovered it was coin operated but we had no quarters. Ran out to find some - only one gas station would help. Hurried back because the laundry room is locked at 9pm only to find the coins get stuck. Finally noticed instructions for app that can be used instead of coins requiring at least $10 to be added to your “funds”, not refundable if unused. Plus, only one of the 2 washers functions and was filthy . Thankfully the dryer in the condo did function well. Host initially offered mild compensation. Then offered complete refund if we found a new place... finally agreed to a few nights off, a nice gesture but a major hassle. We should have been informed prior. Condo building is run down, near end-of-life. Stair risers and carpet worn out, never cleaned. Metal surfaces corroded. Paint pealing. "Heated" pool was frigid! Hot tub water luke warm and cloudy. Front desk almost never on duty. The good: Unbeatable ocean view. Great location. In their defence, most of the big island looks run down - almost no new construction or remodling. Cheesy shopping.


Sara N.
December 2023
This was the best Vrbo we have ever experienced! The property was exactly as pictured, and Holly was friendly, a good communicator, and left all sorts of nice extras for our stay! Attention to detail and available options in the condo made for a wonderful stay. The sunsets were unbelievable - right off the lanai, looked like postcards! Highly recommend to anyone!!


Denise F.
December 2023
This property over-books a gorgeous view and has surfing nearby that you can see from the lanai. The property was super clean and well stocked. Beds were very very comfortable. The second bedroom had two twins and our son who is 6’4” said the bed was really comfortable. The only suggestion is that room has an older window that doesn’t shut well. So he wore ear plugs while sleeping. Otherwise he mentioned a lot of road noise during the night. We would definitely rent this again if we return to Kona. Thank you to the host and for stocking this so well especially the island treats.


marlis h.
December 2023
Close to fun beaches, restaurants, able to take walks in the morning in the street walking lane, and watched sea turtles from our balcony! Such a fun and relaxing week. Clean, has plenty of beach towels, has ice, and elevator. Nice big bed in master and twin beds in front bedroom for two separate people, perfect for our family. We enjoyed the hot tub at the pool as well.


Susan L.
October 2023
Well appointed condo, a/c works great! All the little details are taken care of in this condo, everything is ready for your stay! Easy location to pier for athletes!


Kathleen M.
October 2023
Holly has thought of everything, perfect location, beach, pool, poke shack, best spot on the coast.


Lisa S.
September 2023
My husband and I spent a week at this condo. The view is amazing, beyond words! It’s about as close to the water as you can get without being on a boat! Watched surfers, sea turtle and fish in the waves and beautiful sunsets right from the balcony! Location was close to shopping and restaurants. The volcano and Black Sand Beach was a bit of a drive but well worth it! So many snorkeling spots very close to the condo. We had a four wheel drive and we’re able to access some remote beaches too. So appreciate how well equipped the condo was, shampoo, soaps, laundry detergent, beach chairs, cooler, rain ponchos and umbrella (light rain at the volcano) binoculars, spices, paper towels etc. wow… well thought out. Master bed was comfortable, plenty of pillows. Second bedroom is on the roadside of the condo, we didn’t use as our college kids stayed home on this trip but it would have been fine for them. Kitchen was well equipped and we used the grills down below a few times, perfect. Super quiet complex with a view second to none.


Cristy N.
September 2023
This unit was perfect! Holly was there to answer any questions and help with any kinks in the road! The view is breathtaking... only downfall was having to leave!


Nan O.
September 2023
The condo was fully updated and the view was incredible. The lanai was spacious and well appointed. Great spot for morning breakfast and early evening cocktail hour watching the sunset. Great location! Would recommend to family and friends.


Bryn M.
August 2023
This condo was so much more than we expected! We did not want to leave! We had such a great time that we decided to come back for Thanksgiving but this unit is so popular that it was already booked so we are "settling" for another condo at this property.


Eileen D.
August 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Holly’s condo. The two bedroom condo was perfect for our family of four. The kitchen was fully equipped with absolutely everything one would need to prepare any meal and having laundry was a huge bonus. The air conditioning worked perfectly and parking was plentiful and easily accessible. We spent many hours on the spacious lanai enjoying the sea breeze and listening to the waves crash on the rocks. Every night we were treated to an amazing sunset. The location made it easy to explore nearby shops, restaurants and coffee farms. The host Holly was easy to work with and provided detailed directions and recommendations for us. We hope to return someday!


Raymond M.
June 2023
Place was very nice, right on the water, great location.


Lauren J.
June 2023
The location was perfect, and so was the view. Things that I like to know when I'm looking for a place are as follows: 1. Perfectly equipped, the kitchen (tools and even spices) the bathrooms, laundry liquid. What I learned is, it is a luxury to have such a huge quantity of towels, there were SO MANY, bath and beach and I never knew how much I would love this. The only downside (probably covid related) they are missing masks in the toy closet and no cooler so bring or buy. Very comfortable bed, however I dont know why they have synthetic sheets in a hot climate. 2. Other conveniences. Parking was easy and shaded because its under the building. Pool was clean and pretty quiet but doesnt have a view of the ocean. They didnt have a working wash off area near the beach for sand. BBQs were awesome, when you find a working one (the complex maintenance diligently clean them daily but apparently dont check to see if they are working so we had to walk to other units with food etc.) The plethora of fans were AWESOME. 3. Communication was good enough. Check in with a code was very easy. Great instructions for the property, and notes for specifics left for us in the kitchen e.g. water in fridge was broken but very thoughtful and perfect to have brita in the fridge for us. I did send a mail in advance requesting some recommendations for dinner but the response was delayed and didnt contain that type of info, so do your research in advance. We would stay again. :)


Beth W.
May 2023
This condo is beautiful, super clean and well stocked and just as pictured. Holly was super responsive when I needed to contact her in attempting to resolve an issue. The views are amazing and we slept listening to the sounds of crashing waves. The only drawback for us is 1 of the 2 Community grilling areas is directly below this unit, which attracts a lot of people; which turns into noise. The property did strictly enforce the 9PM noise curfew after I called.


HEA-JUNG H.
May 2023
Nice location, fantastic view from lanai, almost everything needed for cooking and outdoor activity, and considerate host


Anna C.
March 2023
Excellent property. Very very clean and well equipped. Owner is prompt with communications on all questions asked. The unit is on the top floor (4 stories only) with perfect non-blocked views of the ocean. Close to the action of Kona but far enough away for quite nights. The whole unit is nonsmoking which I liked too. Highly reccoment. Thx for a fabulous stay!


Matt Y.
February 2023
Breathtaking!! Whales, snorkeling, being in the ocean, amazing foods, great shops and the best place ever to come back to. Feels like home here.


Malene R.
February 2023
From arrival to departure it was a picture perfect paradise! The hostess has thought of everything. The home is decorated with style and class ~ we can not wait to return ❤️


Michael C.
February 2023
Had a great time in this well provisioned, clean, Condo. Enjoyed watching dolphins and humpbacks in the morning and evenings from the comfort of the Lanai. Appreciated very much Holly accommodating our request to drop off food before our 3:00 check-in.


Lynn W.
February 2023
Had a great stay at this condo. Four of us had plenty of room. The view of the ocean is great, we had breakfast on the lanai every morning and watched the whales. We saw a couple turtles as well right off shore. The location is close to town and is convenient to explore different parts of the island as well.


Chris W.
December 2022
The views and sounds from the lanai are pretty unbeatable. We enjoyed the big lanai for meals and watched surfers in the morning and beautiful sunsets at night.


Mike Q.
December 2022
This place exceeded expectations in almost every way. The unit was furnished very well for our family of 6. Plenty of towels, dishes and beach chairs, umbrellas and snorkel gear. The view from the balcony was perfect with very comfortable seating and a table for meals. Plenty of parking. The tide pools in front of the property kept the family entertained many times. The only downside is the hot tub by the pool is quite small. There is an elevator but we used the stairs most of the time. We would definitely return to this unit.


Erin m.
October 2022
Condo was exactly as described and pictures. Traveling with 3 teenagers, this condo was comfortable and well equipped. Loved having laundry on-site! Spent many hours just relaxing on the lanai, in the pool or on property grounds. Holly was very responsive with any questions - only had a slight problem with air conditioner but she and her maintenance staff worked quickly to get it resolved. Would highly recommend Kona Bali Kai (unit 421) and Holly!


Ron G.
October 2022
Very comfortable accommodations, convenient location to main Kona district. We would definitely stay here again. Outstanding ocean view. You can here the surf constantly but it didn’t effect sleep.


KC M.
September 2022
The place was great. The ocean view off the balcony is burned our minds. Sleeping with the slider open was awesome. The location was near shops and restaurants and farmer's markets but away from the crowds (we had a car - not walking distance from town). The unit had nice towels, coffee, sunscreen, washer/dryer... felt comfortable and welcoming. Really like a friend's personal place, not sterile or uniform. The only negative, and it's a small one, is there is only 1 elevator in the facility. The unit is on the 4th floor and at an end of the facility, so if stairs are an issue for you, heads up. We had a simple concern and Holly was available and helpful. Like the unit, she was great. We loved our Kona getaway and the place was a big part of our experience.


Jenny N.
August 2022
Great location, easy parking, gorgeous beach and view right off the balcony. The place has EVERYTHING we needed for our vacation. Holly was a great host, very responsive and helpful! Definitely will stay here again!


Joan T.
August 2022
This is a perfect ocean front condo! We had fun looking in the tide pools in front of the building, and saw several turtles swimming right there. The condo was spacious for our family of 4 and well stocked. Holly is friendly and helpful. We would stay here again!


Tana S.
July 2022
Nicely kept condo with amazing views. Holly was so easy to communicate with and checked on us following check in. Our girls enjoyed watching surfers and sunsets. We had busy days exploring the island and this condo is the perfect location.


Violetta S.
July 2022
We had a great time at the condo. It’s very clean, organized, beautiful decorations, kitchen has everything what you need, plenty of towels, beach stuff, nice floor fans, even large bottles of shampoo and conditioner in each bathroom. The view from the balcony is amazing,, you can enjoy sunset everyday


Cortney S.
June 2022
This condo was well maintained and well kept. It was clean with many amenities (coffee, washer/drier, cooking utensils etc). We really enjoyed this home away from home.


Farrukh S.
June 2022
Beautiful and clean condo, ideal oceanfront location. We enjoyed the view, as well as the sound of the waves. Holly was very responsive. We would love to stay here again


Cynthia H.
June 2022
We loved the condo, and sipping coffee on the lanai, each morning, and a glass of wine, while watching the sunset, each evening. Highly recommend-would definitely stay here, again!


Anthony A.
May 2022
Gorgeous property, nicely furnished, attentive host, and amazing views from the lanai. We had a wonderful stay and hope to return!


Larry T.
May 2022
We were impressed the moment we opened the door. Everything was exactly as pictured in the VRBO ad. We used the lanai overlooking the beautiful beach every morning for breakfast and coffee. This unit has been well taken care of and seems to have been renovated in the past few years. The air conditioning system kept us nice and cool on a few humid nights and was well appreciated. The neighbors were quiet and friendly. Holly did a great job guiding us through the check in process and recommending local restaurants for our stay. We're already looking forward to a return trip and would not hesitate to stay again; would fully recommend it.


Bruce M.
April 2022
Beautiful condo in a great location. Sitting on the lanai every day enjoying the pounding surf. Could not ask for more. Condo was super clean, well stocked and in great condition. Close to beaches and restaurants on the sunny side of the island.


Scott C.
April 2022
We had a delightful four day stay here. The unit was clean and just as pictured on VRBO. The views from the balcony were amazing, and we were able to see several pods of dolphins as they passed by. The unit is about a mile or so from the little shopping area/restaurants north of the condo, and was a short drive to one of our favorite lunch spots (Magic’s Beach Grill). Only slight issues for us: 1) There was no beach at the property (but there were a couple of public spots not too far away), and the unit was a little dark (even with all the curtains open). All in all, a good stay.


Patti C.
March 2022
We loved this condo! Sat on the lanai for hours watching sea turtles and surfers. On the trolley line to go both north and south for free! Bed was very comfortable. Holly & team are very accommodating. Would highly recommend staying here.


Michelle U.
March 2022
This is a beautiful condo. We enjoyed our stay here.


Karen D.
January 2022
Spent three nights here after three nights at Volcanoes National Park. Perfect apartment if u want to see and hear crashing waves from bedroom and living room. Opened both sliders onto spacious lanai and were in heaven. HWonderful meals at Magic’s Grill, Papa Kona’s, and Fish Hopper - all less than 10 min away. Apt is clean and well maintained in a modest condo complex on the coast. Walked on the rocks around the tide pools and enjoyed gorgeous sunsets from our own lanai. Would definitely stay here again.


Ara-Lynn B.
January 2022
Loved this condo—especially the lanai with the view! Nice updates throughout, and had everything we needed and more. Would definitely stay again.


Lea H.
November 2021
We absolutely loved the view! We spent hours outside on the patio and listened to the waves crash against the rocks. Inside was very comfortable!


Sherri F.
September 2021
The condo is even better than advertised as the patio faces the pacific so you have gorgeous sunrises over the mountain out the front door and amazing sunsets right off of your patio. The property is well maintained and easily accessible to shopping. We had our two grown sons with us and the 4 of us had plenty of space. I would highly recommend this condo.


Chris G.
September 2021
Best location and we loved it


Alicia M.
November 2019
We had so much fun here. The view of the ocean was amazing. The sound on the lanai was relaxing and the condo was very clean and decorated adorably. Just like the photos. Made our stay amazing!


Roland N.
November 2019
Great location, clean, updated decor. Everything we needed to settle in and stay relaxed in place....seamless coordination and support provided by Holly and team helped ensure a great stay!


Christopher F.
November 2019
This property was perfection for our week long stay on the island. We mentioned we were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary and upon our arrival there was a bottle of champagne in the fridge, it was a great gesture. The location can’t be beat! It is close to town, and right over the ocean (the soothing sounds of the waves crashing over the rocks is unforgettable). It was relaxing to lay on the lanai and watch the surfers in the distance. We also saw dolphins on several occasions. We stayed at the Mauna Lani hotel on our last visit, and this was so much better. I would stay here again and again. Everything you need is provided, and the air conditioning and fans kept us very comfortable throughout our stay. Margi answered right away to answer our questions. This place is highly recommended by us, and we hope to stay again in the near future. Thank you!


Kevin K.
October 2019
This place was everything that was advertised. I already knew the location, I had previously stayed just two places away. You can not beat this view every morning and night when you're not out adventuring on The Big Island. The only small gripe was that the a/c was not ducted, but what they call a Split Unit I believe. But it didn't matter because the temperature was fine for sleeping with all the fans and windows louvers. And it does actually say that in the listing, just know that the back bedroom won't get much of the a/c. But that is a small gripe. My buddy kept saying that the view from the garage was the best in Kona. There is tons of parking and the place is very well maintained. It is also right next to one of the few surfing spots on Kona, which is very cool. You can not go wrong with booking this condo, I loved every minute of it.


Sophiny C.
October 2019
It was everything as expected. The view was beautiful and the place was beautiful. Very peaceful and the sound of the ocean was soothing. Great communications with the owners.


Karen W.
September 2019
We loved the ocean front location and enjoyed watching the waves, turtles and surfers from the wonderful balcony. We found it easy to take day trips to northern beaches, Hilo and Volcanoes National Park from this location. We enjoyed relaxing in this comfortable condo and took advantage of the AC on especially hot days. It was well stocked with paper supplies and household products. We especially appreciated the beach chairs, umbrellas and coolers. The condo complex was well maintained with security on the premises. We found convenient shopping in Kona and in the Keauhou areas. If we are lucky enough to return to the Big Island in the future we would choose this condo again. Mahalo to the owners!


Abraham B.
September 2019
Will stay here again for sur


Melanie T.
August 2019
So hard to leave. A totally beautiful and perfectly equipped home away from home.


Chris D.
August 2019
Views from the balcony were beyond amazing. The condo is clean and stocked with everything you could need (toilet paper, laundry/dish soap, salt/pepper) and more (beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels and cooler)! It made staying on the Big Island so easy. Holly was a wonderful and responsive host. Thank you so much for everything. Note: The Kona Bali Kai complex itself has the feel of a 1970s condo complex (as do many of the condos in this part of Hawaii). Holly's unit was nicely updated and the older feel did not impact our stay in the slightest.


PAUL B.
July 2019
Pictures and description accurately describe the property. You can’t get any closer to oceanfront! We spent a week on the Big Island using this as our home base while exploring everything the island had to offer. Would definitely rent this condo again.


Todd M.
July 2019
The views are amazing! Working with Holly was great. The place has everything you need for a comfortable stay.


Jamie S.
July 2019
The condo is clean and comfy... and stocked with everything you could need! We used the beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels and cooler provided! That is so convenient and appreciated! You don't even have to worry about buying toilet paper, laundry/dish soap, salt/pepper... it's already there! The views from this condo are amazing... so amazing that it is hard to pull yourself away from the lanai' to go sight seeing! We didn't use the pool area, but it looked nice and clean. My husband loved the gas grills on the property. We watched the maintenance guys clean them and cover them up for the night. They are very well taken care of and it was nice to be able to use them. Margie and Holly are the best, anything you need is addressed right away. Thank you so much for everything, we can't wait to return!


Jennifer O.
June 2019
This was a wonderful unit. We saw dolphins off the coast our first morning there and sea turtles below our lanai every day. The fully stocked kitchen was incredible. There was even a rice maker so my 14 year old made us chicken fried rice one evening. Towels, beach chairs this condo was what we were looking for and Holly was available if we needed her (which we didn’t). I highly recommend.


Jodi H.
June 2019
This condo unit was everything and more! Clean and well appointed with views that the photos just don’t do it justice. Centrally located we found it to be convenient to everything in Kailua-Kona. It was a wonderful place to stay and made our family trip even more complete. The lanai became our gathering point in the morning watching sea turtles in the tide pools and the surfers down the shore. At night, when the skies were clear the lanai made a great space for stargazing. Holly was responsive and helpful with all our inquiries. The process was flawless. Highly recommend this unit if going to the Big Island. We will certainly look to see if available the next time we visit.


Randy F.
August 2018
This was my fourth trip to Kona. My previous stays were at Kona Coast condos, and the Royal Kona. This condo, situated right between the two an Ali’i Drive, was so much better! The unit has absolutely everything you will need. Plenty of beach towels, beautiful kitchen, comfy beds, clean and nicely decorated bathrooms, etc. Even beach chairs, umbrella, and beach cooler! But the best part is the lanai. The view from the top floor lanai is breath taking! Each morning, we awoke to the waves crashing on the rocks and the birds singing. We spent part of each day sipping our coffee, watching the waves, and searching for turtles. There is a small bit of sand that we set up for our afternoon, and watched the turtles play. Later, back to the lanai for the most spectacular sunsets. Beautiful condo, with all the supplies, and perfectly situated with a spectacular view. Can’t wait to come back.


Jennifer O.
May 2018
Couldn’t be happier with this condo, it had everything we needed and more. Spent lots of time on the lanai watching the ocean tides and sea turtles! I will definitely stay here again


James D.
June 2017
Pros- location is less than 10 min to grocery store and town. Very convenient. Comfy beds. Well-stocked kitchen WITH coffee grinders (a must in Kona). Excellent view for sunsets and watching surfers and sea turtles from lanai. Very clean. Outside grills by ocean were cleaned daily. Convenient parking under building. Cons- can't really think of any. I was grilling at about 9:30pm one evening, and the security guy told me that grilling stops at 9pm. He was wanting to lock up the propane tanks. He let me finish, and was super nice about it. But, if you plan on grilling, don't do it very late.

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

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