Loved watching the surfers from 3years old on up.
Patti and Don W.
The condo is has a beautiful view and a comfortable outdoor space. The tide pools are so fun to explore. Watching the surfers was entertaining. And the sea turtles were always near by. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
We loved our stay at Kona Bali Kai. Kathy’s place was very well furnished and included all of the items needed to spend a day at the beach. The view from the lanai was unbeatable.
This is a great place to stay if you enjoy being as close as you can get to the waves and surfers. They don't bother you. You just get an amazing view from your lanai or grass below. The condo has most everything you will need to cook and rest comfortably. Master bed is kingsize and in good shape. The owners and manager were cooperative. We were there a month so got our Hawaii fix for years to come.
The ocean views were spectacular and the sunsets were awesome. The unit was dirty when we arrived. The floors, linens kitchen drawers and counter tops needed to be cleaned before we could unpack. Housekeeping needs attention.
We had a fabulous family reunion stay with our adult kids! Beautiful property, close to local beaches, restaurants and Kona town. The oceanfront view from the lani was like no other we have ever experienced! The kitchen was well stocked and suited our needs as we cooked from home a lot. We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing week and hope to return soon!!
Everything was great with the rental! The location was phenomenal. Watching the surfers from the lanai at sunrise and sunset was great fun.
This was a great condo on the big island of Hawaii. Great view from both bedroom and living room. We could leave the sliding glass doors open and the screen shut and listen to the waves right outside our lanai. It was heavenly. If we make it back to Hawaii from the East Coast, we would definitely stay here again.
It was our family of 5, 3 young adult children, my spouse and myself. It was the perfect spot as our homebase for our day trips. We loved being able to watch surfers, relax on our beach area when we wanted to not go around town. It was a great location for day trips around the island, and relaxing to hear the surf at night. Would definitely come back.
What an amazing place to stay. The location was exactly far enough from the tourist areas to be quiet but close enough when you want good food and shopping.
Great host and fun to work with. We will be staying here again soon!
The ocean is just below the balcony. Loved watching the surfers and sleeping soundly to the sound of the waves. Perfect location. Not far to down town but far enough for quiet. We were four adults. Condo is really nice and as described. Perfect for us. Owner was easy to work with and responded quickly. We hope to come back again!
Amazing views from the private lanai. Sunsets every night were stunning. The condo was so well appointed,, well stocked, and all the extras to make the vacation wonderful. Highly recommended!
This condo was a perfect location and we were able to travel all over the island on our 8 day stay.
We really enjoyed this location and condo! Amazing view of the ocean and sunsets. We were lll fell asleep and woke up to the sounds of the ocean. The place was clean and comfortable. Perfect for our family of 4. It had everything we needed and then some. Location was perfect for all our trips. Kathy & Bruce included a welcome book. In the welcome book are plenty of recommendations from food to excursions, etc. would def recommend
Ocean view was amazing. We loved watching the surfers and listening to the waves at night.
We were very happy with this property. You can't beat the location. You are close to town, wake up every morning to watch the surfers right off the liani and end each evening doing the same. Although the place is a little old, all of it charm wins you over quickly. We enjoyed listening to the waves right outside the sliders. Almost anything you would need is provided from a well stocked kitchen, to beach supplies and fans. The owners of the property were kind and very quick to respond to our questions. An extensive binder was provided at the property to help us make decisions on where and what to do from restaurant choices to beaches go excursion. We would not hesitate to rent this property again!
Accurate description. Host responded promptly. Many amenities. Short drive to everywhere. Excellent accessibility to outdoor grill for our recent catch!!
We had such a wonderful stay! Thank you! The lanai, the location, the amenities, the overall process was perfect! During our week long stay - we were able to drive all around the island and each location was just a little over an hour away from the place! Best part was the view from the lanai - which was soo relaxing. Would love to def stay here again when we come to the big island again! Mahalo !
This place is fantastic, right on the ocean, saw turtles and amazing surfers. This little piece of paradise, was just perfect for our family of 5. All the equipment was in good shape. Sound of the ocean is really relaxing on the lanai. Nice breeze in the apartment. This place is greater than the pictures. I recommend this apartment with no hesitation.
Enjoyed our stay - was as expected and we’d recommend it if you’re heading to the big island.
I spent a lot of time searching specifically Condos that both fit my wants and budget. This property is both right on the ocean, not across the road, has a little beach and tide pools, not many Condos in Kona that have this option. It is also near the only while sand beach in Kona and close to Kahalu’u Beach Park, which has some of the best snorkeling on the island. The lanai felt private and had plenty of space for us to watch surfers and sunsets. We also has people next door and above us and we couldn’t tell from inside the unit.
Communication with the owner was good, only one minor issue and the owner responded immediately, nothing that impacted the trip. There is no A/C, but plenty of fans and a good excuse to keep the doors open (screens for each of the doors). We also liked that a selection of condiments, spices, dish and laundry soap was available.
We watched surfers from Lanai! Beds were comfortable. Host provided recommendations for restaurants and sightseeing.
You cannot get closer to the water than here and it is delightful to sleep to the waves. The property is very nice, great kitchen, slept 6 comfortably, and easy access to Kailua Kona as well as the rest of the Bug Island.
The property is located conveniently for anyone renting a car and hopping around the island. Close to downtown Kona and far enough out to avoid any cruisers. One item of note- the public access to the beach is super convenient , but the downside is very regular marijuana smell coming from that direction . So if that is bothersome to you, beware. Otherwise, the condo is very well equipped and cozy. We had an excellent stay !!
Clean. Beautiful view. Lot's of beach amenities. Would stay here again.
Great location. Condo was better than its pictures. Easy check in and out procedures. No air conditioning but really not needed. Plenty of fans and the coastal breeze made it very comfortable. We would love to stay here again on our next visit.
This is a VERY well-stocked unit. If you need it, they have it there for you. That was great! The kids LOVED the pool, but I will mention this location tends to have an older population that didn't always make us feel welcomed at the pool. Close to Magic Sands beach, also very close to Coconut Grove where the nightlife is at.
We were very happy that we chose this condo on the Kona coast south of Kailua. Although it is part of a larger complex it felt very private. Great deck overlooking the ocean where we enjoyed watching the many surfers. The master bedroom is spacious and lovely. We slept every night with the sliding doors open listening to the waves. The condo has everything you would want. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you might need. We appreciated the use of beach chairs, boogie boards, a cooler and beach towels. Good communication with the owners. A very thorough notebook full of useful information about the island was helpful in planning our outings and restaurant choices.
The perfect beachfront location to view the sunset. Surfers can be seen everyday from the lanai. A few minutes from the heart of Kona, this condo gives you everything you are looking for.
This property hits the mark for those that want to stay as close to the ocean as possible. The lanai is very spacious, nicely furnished, and makes a great place in which to spend quality time. The surf at this location is very active and quite loud, so light sleepers take note! The condo provides most of the needed amenities, but you'll need to bring your own shampoo, conditioner, and bar soap for the showers. The rooms are tastefully furnished, and we found the bed to be comfortable and the kitchen well-equipped. The bathrooms could use some TLC, and there was some mold and rust on the washing machine's door, but we found the unit to be clean overall. There is no AC, but we had no trouble keeping the unit cool with the help of many ceiling fans.
Although there isn't an assigned parking space, we never had trouble finding a spot close to the unit. There is a trolley that stops in front of the property to take you into town, or you can drive a couple of minutes like we did (it's a little far to walk with no continuous sidewalk). We had no trouble finding free parking in town using the lot vacated by the daily farmers market.
Overall this property will provide a nice oceanfront stay for your family when visiting Kona.
We had a lovely time overall. The location on the beach was beautiful and it was wonderful to sleep to the sound of the waves.
We had great communication with Kathy before our stay and she provided everything we need to know about the condo and surrounding area. The condo is in such a beautiful spot looking over a popular local surfing beach. Waking up and falling asleep to the sound of waves was so relaxing - an ocean view from the primary bedroom. The condo had all of the comforts of home and everything we needed to daily excursions to explore the island (coolers, beach towels, umbrella, etc). Look forward to coming back to Kona Bali Kai in the future.
The location and lanai was top rated. Banyan beach, surfers point, tide pools, whale watching, sounds of ocean waves, beautiful mornings and gorgeous sunsets. We were a family of four adults and a 9 yo. The condo and location had everything you could need. Highly recommend!
This property’s best feature is the view! Also the little beach hosts a sea turtle who likes to come and sun himself, it’s really neat. It was nice that there were some odds/ends kitchen items such as some salt, spices, etc so we didn’t have to buy those at the store. The pool is very cold, and so we only took a very short dip in it. Would definitely visit again just for the view!
This unit was the perfect spot to get to all of our adventures. You are right on the ocean and for the price you can't beat it. Would stay here again.
Lovely location, the balcony and ocean views were amazing. We even saw a few whales.
Enjoyed staying in this condo. The view was excellent and location perfect. Would totally stay again.
The only disappointment was a mis-communication between the property manager and Kathy. We requested that the twin beds be moved together and be made into a king bed, which didn't get done. Consequently, we had to move the beds & bedside tables and vacuum the dirty carpet, clean cobwebs, dust and remake the bed with King sheets. The property manager was very apologetic and responded to our questions and report of a broken washing machine promptly and professionally. In the grand scheme of things these were minor inconveniences and would not prevent us from staying again. 😊
Front-row seat (and bed) to incredible ocean sights and sounds (and surfers) made this a perfect home base for exploring all the Big Island has to offer. The condo was incredibly well-stocked from the kitchen to the closet full of beach toys. Highly recommended.
Would definitely recommend
One flight of stairs down you walk out on a beautiful sandy beach and a few steps to your right is a lovely grassy area.
This condo was equipped with beach chairs umbrellas boogie boards coolers everything we needed for an amazing 2 1/2 weeks.
The kitchen was equipped with basics for cooking as well as nice serving pieces. there were plenty of knives but unfortunately they need a good sharpening.
The only reason we are not giving it 5+ stars is because there were so many decorative items on nearly every surface and no real place to store them leaving us with not enough room to put our own things. And although the unit was tidy and there were plenty of linens the actual cleanliness of the unit left match to be desired.
Floors had not been mopped, and carpets were not vacuumed.
Although we had read comments from other renters regarding the overall cleanliness, the owners assured them that there was great trust and their cleaning crew. This may be true however deep cleaning seems to have been missed along the way.
The view from the condo is amazing, and it was a treat to wake up with the waves and have breakfast on the deck watching the surfers. It helpef us reconnect with Hawaii from the start. The unit is comfortable and well appointed in a great location. We did use earplugs to sleep- we slept with the terrace doors open and the waves are loud- but it was worth it for the view.
Our family of 3 just return from a stay in Holualoa. Without a doubt the property's biggest draw is the amazing view just out the windows/lanai. We could sit there all day and watch and listen to the surf. Sleeping to the sounds of wave crashing is pure bliss. It is right on popular surfing beach, which is a bit of a blessing and a curse. The surfers are out there pre-dawn and stay until the sun finally fades. It's wonderful to watch them. But some of the beach action (noise and smells) do waft up to the second floor condo. Nothing too worrisome though. The apartment had everything we needed for comfort -- the WIFI was strong and consistent, the washer/dryer worked well, water pressure great, ceiling fans everywhere. What else could you need? We definitely enjoyed our stay and think it is a great find.
This was such a nice place to stay. The location was perfect - right next to the ocean and a little beach and just a few miles from town. We sat on the lanai every chance we could get to soak in the view and the sound of the sea - so relaxing! The condo was comfortable for the 4 of us and we felt very at home for the week we were there. Would definitely stay here again!
Fabulous as always! The view can’t be beat!
All the amenities are available. Beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, umbrellas and a fishing pole!
Kitchen is well stocked with spices and all the tools you could need!
Mahalo for opening your home!
Kent and Julie🌸
We had a wonderful stay!
Thank You & Much Aloha to Kathy & Bruce for sharing your lovely home away from
home with us- waking up to the amazing sound of ocean waves every morning & watching the resident surfers from sunrise to the amazing Big Island sunsets for two weeks is priceless! The condo had what we needed & Kathy was so responsive & prompt in replying to whatever questions that I had! Mahalo to you, Kathy, as we appreciated your tips as well! We would definitely return & recommend your place to anyone! This was an important vacay to myself & my family, as we all need a huge reset after a very difficult year. We miss Big Island already…but will look back at our time there at your place w/fondest of memories! We will be back!
Mahalo again! from Maria Derus & Family
Incredible Balcony view! Was so concerned about the property not having AC, yet the fans and Ocean winds easily take care of the circulation and airflow. 62 degrees in the evening and at top 84 during the day outside the place maintained a great 68-74 temp the entire trip! Unknown to us the spot is a Local Surfer Favorite spot with plenty of grass to play, do yoga, stretch out or BBQ! We cannot wait to book again! Kona Bali Kai is a GEM!
Can’t beat the view from the lanai. Kathy was very responsive and great to interact with.
Great location next to beach. A few essentials like TP, dishwasher pods, trash bags that we had to purchase. We would definitely stay here again. Very lovely property. Maholo.
Great location and views! We very much enjoyed breakfast on the lanai overlooking the ocean and surfers. The condo is comfortable, clean, and well stocked with close proximity to Kailua and all the amenities.
What a wonderful week at Kona Bali Kai! Location is amazing, so close to town and beaches. We spent hours on the lanai with the surfers and sound of the sea, Kathy and Bruce were responsive, and the condo well supplied for family vacation. Hope to return again. Mahalo!
This was an amazing place to stay. Every day we sat on the lanai and watched the surfers at Banyan's and at night slept to the sound of crashing waves. One day we saw a turtle. The complex was quiet, even though there was a small pubic beach below our unit. We have stayed in a lot of condos over the years on various islands and this condo really had a lot of extras. The lanai had plenty of seating and a great table (at which we ate all our meals.) The kitchen was really stocked with all the dishes, and many appliances - from a coffee grinder for fresh Kona coffee, of course a blender, but also a Cuisinart and rice cooker. It also had the most "beach toys/items" I've ever encountered: mats, 4 chairs, snorkel gear, 2 boogie boards, surfboards. It was nice that the 2nd bedroom had twin beds for our son and his uncle to sleep in. (We were surprised how had that was to find.) Highly recommend the unit.
My kids were in awe when we walked in the door. Every morning we sat on the lanai and watched the surfers. Had a couple questions for the owners and they quickly responded. Fully equipped will all beach needs and kitchen needs. Loved having the door key pad rather than a key lock, made it easy not to hassle with sharing a key. Very clean and well kept/updated. We couldn't have asked for a better place to spend our vacation. I would highly recommend this condo. Thank you.
The location was perfect for us, just a few minutes by car to a nearby supermarket or to the center of Kailua-Kona. Many tips from Kathy we tried to make, especially the Manta snorkeling was a one-of-a-kind experience. Initial problems in the condo were quickly forgotten, also because Kathy immediately felt responsible. The breakfast on the balcony was already worth the trip.
I would not be the daughter of my father if I didn't always know how to improve something. All in all we enjoyed our stay very much and there's so much more to do or just relax. We'll be back.
Ann Marie W.
This condo is in an amazing location. Right next to a small beach with awesome surfing and less than 5 minutes by car to Magic Sands Beach and Kahalu'u Beach Park, which is incredible for snorkeling. This condo DOES NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING!! I don't know how I missed this fact when booking but as our rental period was in July, A/C was sorely missed. This unit is right on the beach and the waves crashing are LOUD! Also a lot of salt spray comes in because you will have to have both sliding glass doors open at all times to help cool it. The lanai was my favorite thing about this condo. Big, lots of chairs, a chaise lounge and great surfer and turtle watching. The condo really has everything you could need for a fun stay, beach chairs (though only three, after my husband and I took a chair my 2 kids were fighting over the only other chair every time we went to the beach), an umbrella, noodles and a couple of coolers. They could use a few more beach towels, there were only 5 and when you are going to the beach everyday it would be nice to have few more to rotate them and let them dry in between. There also was no snorkel gear in the condo. We rented it down in the village but it would have been nice to have it available. There is a surfboard under the master bed, which we didn't find until our last day. That was too bad because we had rented one for a week :(
The kitchen is well equipped, toaster, blender and plenty of dishes and glassware. The washer and dryer were great to have and we LOVED the keypad on the front door. No worrying about keys, losing or sharing them with the kids. I will say that the floors in the unit were pretty dirty. There was a sign on the wall next to the front door asking to take shoes off but the floors and carpet in the bedrooms were filthy. We took off our shoes the first day but after seeing the state of the bottoms of our feet after walking around the condo, we kept our shoes on :( The pool in the complex looked like it was ready for an overhaul but very refreshing and clean and never crowded. The turtles on the beach were amazing to see! Kathy was very responsive when we had questions. Dinner at Sam Choy's was GREAT but TERRIBLE at Fish Hopper! Huggo's for breakfast really good, beautiful view.
Linda Doug M.
We just spent three weeks in Kathy's condo. This is our fourth year staying at Kona Bali Kai but the first time renting from Kathy. The condo was so comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked as well as beach towels, etc. We liked it so much we have reserved it again next year. Kathy is such a joy to work with.
This truly seemed and felt like home away from home.
R & V E.
Opening the front door, you will smile ear to ear! Kathy and Bruce have this baby completely ready to meet your family's every need. BBQ'ing, beach days, hiking, sunbathing or staying in and cook, laundry and even have bandaids for minor cuts! Amazing! They have it all and it feels like home in paradise. All you need is to bring your clothing, flip flops and sun block in your suitcase.
Location is great on the beautiful and very scenic Ali'i Drive. Close to main village which has many restaurants and shops. Luau at Royal Kona Resort is wonderful, pizza at Get Sum Pizza and local musicians at Island Lava Java at Sunday's buffet. This was our first visit to Hawai'i and we all (6) loved it and still day dream about it.
Thank you Kathy and Bruce for an unforgettable family vacation at your condo!
The condo was everything we were hoping for and some. The view of the ocean from the balcony was amazing and the condo itself was great with a full size kitchen and spacious bedroom that opened up to the living room. The beach behind the condo is very rocky so not the best for swimming, but there are good swimming beaches just north of Kona. There is a trolley that picks up right outside the condo and takes you to shops and restaurants in the area which was very convenient. Overall we had a wonderful stay in this condo.
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