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Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated w/wifi

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Our Kona Bali Kai (Unit 305) 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom with Full Width Lanai Condominium is DIRECT OCEAN FRONT with an underhand rock toss to the sea wall. You can't get any closer and stay dry. If you want DIRECT Ocean Front, DIRECTLY in front of the most popular Island surf break in a TOTALLY remodeled unit at a great price you have found it. Our view in front of the surf break is world class - unbeatable for ANY price. Our late 2010 purchased condo underwent a complete (demo'd to block walls and rebuilt over a 3 month period) $75,000 remodel with the work managed by the retired Project Manager Owner. New custom cherry cabinets in Kitchen/Baths, Matching Granite slab counters, new front walkway windows and rear Lanai sliders, new custom tiled showers (Master bath w/ glass block enclosu...Our Kona Bali Kai (Unit 305) 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom with Full Width Lanai Condominium is DIRECT OCEAN FRONT with an underhand rock toss to the sea wall. You can't get any closer and stay dry. If you want DIRECT Ocean Front, DIRECTLY in front of the most popular Island surf break in a TOTALLY remodeled unit at a great price you have found it. Our view in front of the surf break is world class - unbeatable for ANY price. Our late 2010 purchased condo underwent a complete (demo'd to block walls and rebuilt over a 3 month period) $75,000 remodel with the work managed by the retired Project Manager Owner. New custom cherry cabinets in Kitchen/Baths, Matching Granite slab counters, new front walkway windows and rear Lanai sliders, new custom tiled showers (Master bath w/ glass block enclosure), new patterned floor tile in Greatroom/lanai, new bedroom rugs, Currently we utilize a Samsung 52' flat panel High def. TV and Blue Ray player. Quality Casablanca Fans in each major room and 12,000 BTU AC unit. We also provide free long distance calls to the Mainland US/Canada and free Wifi. The full size stack washer/dryer (LG), stainless refrigerator, A/C and MBR King bed were just replaced with new at the end of 2016. Important note: We have no minimum stay if you 1. Book next to an existing booking and 2. If you are not booking during Ironman or Xmas/New Year Holiday week. Our minimum stay is 6 nights for non adjacent bookings and 10 nights for Ironman or Xmas/New Year Holiday week. Flipkey software limitations make it difficult to show this, hence the long explanation. If you book more than 10 nights over a holiday/Ironman period the rate charged for the nights over 10 will drop to the seasonal rate. Kona is our primary home (we are generally off island in the summer) so we can pay close ongoing attention to any minor maintenance needs unlike the vast majority of owners who live on the mainland and must rely on 3rd party feedback for information about condo issues. The famous (site of frequent competitions) Banyan Surf Break is again DIRECTLY in front of our unit so you'll enjoy watching the surfers while relaxing on the lanai. Our unit is on the convenient 3rd building level with free ground level parking and no steps to unit with use of the elevator. The Living Room and Master Bedroom each utilize floor to ceiling sliders accessing the spacious ocean front lanai. The sliders are double glass so you can control the ocean surf noise level in the condo by opening or shutting the doors. Custom shoji type silhouette sliding glass panels (Unique to Kona Bali Kai) separate the Greatroom from the MBR. The accessible coastline in front of Kona Bali Kai has tide pools and sandy areas - perfect for poking around on a lazy afternoon. Free propane fired outdoor barbeques are available for guests and a turtle (Hono) visitor or two is a frequent sight. Condo square footing including lanai is about 1,000'. You will notice ads for KBK 2BR units show different sizes. All 2 BR KBK units are the same size to my knowledge! The interior is just over 800' and the full width lanai is about 200 square feet. White Sands County Park is 1 mile south, Kahaluu snorkeling beach/bay is 2 miles south and there is a great small hidden beach a short walk away I'll tell you about in my client letter upon booking. We live a mile south of KBK most of the year at an ocean view condo we managed as a vacation rental for 10 years before retiring and moving to Kona in 2009. We understand how important our guests vacation time is and do our utmost to provide a positive experience. You are dealing directly with the owners here (not a 3rd party Property Management Company). The owners wife is a part time commercial artist specializing in tropical flower water colors. You will enjoy several examples of her paintings in the condo. Master Bedroom has a full size king bed with nightstands and chest of drawers; 2nd BR has a queen bed with nightstands, dresser and 26' LCD TV with basic cable. Note: We are a fairly new addition to the Flipkey family but have rented condo's in Kona since 1999 with almost all 5 star reviews. Our 2nd unit at Kona Bali Kai is under Flip Key listing 8551936. Same size, price, amenities. Our occupancy is typically ~ 90%/year so check our other units calendar if this one is busy for your dates. High season dates are often booked a year or more in advance. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: TA-135-847-9360-01More
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About the Owner
Lynn N
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2017
Interaction with guests
We provide an emailed 16 page guest letter upon booking/receiving your contact information that covers the typical how to access//what is provided/ do's and don't information. In short bring a tooth brush and a swim suit and you will be pretty much set. Most of the guest letter focuses on things to do during your Kona/Big Island stay! A 2 week stay only touches the surface of what to do/see on the Big Island. We also provide you with our direct phone #'s for questions upon booking.
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

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Date of stay: August 2017
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The best attraction nearby this condo is the surfers in your front yard! We spend hours watching these athletes do their thing! Most days the attraction is right there from dawn to dusk. The condo itself is beautifully remodeled with everything you need for a...More

Date of stay: January 2017
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konanoff, VR Owner at Direct Ocean Front at World Famous Banyan's Surf Break; fully updated w/wifi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Thank you for the positive review. For our reviewing clients we are new to Flipkey but consistently receive 90%+ 5 star reviews from our historical (many years) advertising site. Because we live on island 8 months out of the year and do our own turnovers...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Refrigerator
Washer
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Hot Tub
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Elevator/Lift access
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Deck
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Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The 6 mile stretch of Alii Drive between the coastal village of Kailua Kona and Keauhou is right out of a 'Paradise' novel with its palm trees and tropical vegetation. Condo complexes, private homes and vacant land intermix. While driving you are frequently next to the ocean with associated panoramic views.
Getting around
A rental car is the most convenient. Free covered parking is provided. There is a $2/pp/each way into town trolley running into the late evening in case you want to go into town for a restaurant/bar and don't want to hassle driving.
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