25 reviews

1 / 19 Stunning Dining Oceanfront View



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 5339659

About the area

The Big Island boasts the clearest water and finest snorkeling sites of all the Hawaiian Islands. View the famed Banyans surfers right next door from your lanai! The dry west side of the Island has no less than 20 of the best snorkeling areas in the Islands. Excellent swimming and snorkeling at a gorgeous, sugar sand beach at Kahalu'u Beach Park is five minutes drive away. If you prefer to stay active yet keep your feet dry, try hiking and sightseeing awe-inspiring Volcanoes National Park, one-and-a-half hours shoreline drive away. The Big Island has all that your ideal vacation location could possibly offer...and more! Da Poke Shack is immediately down on the ground level of our complex, and is reknowned to be the freshest Hawaiian 'sushi' meals on the Island. We also recommend: Annie's Burgers and Brews, Lava Java, and Humpy's in the Kona area or nearby. In Waimea/Kamuela we highly recommend Island Brewhaus for the best microbrews on the Island...and their food is also worth the drive northeast through beautiful country.

Getting around

Situated ideally just three miles from Kona, yet far away from the bustle to be secluded, our two-lane road, Alii Drive, is very active with walkers, joggers, and bicyclers on it's wide, pedestrian shoulders. There is the local shuttle bus which stops immediately in front of the complex for a quick ride to Kona, and taxi service is available just a minute away. We recommend a rental car to see all the sights on the Big Island.

Getting here

Rental cars are conveniently located at the Kona International Airport, 8 miles north. We are located 3 miles south of the downtown village of Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Specific directions and arrival instructions will be communicated to each Guest upon booking.

Interaction with guest

Our local manager is typically available to welcome you, if your arrival time allows, and is within text/phone distance. Secure coded lockbox, with unique code for each Guest, in case of a late arrival. We value your privacy, but if desired, have very good recommendations for activities, dining, and entertainment. Our Guests are our most important consideration. We treat them as trusted friends, so many of our Guests come back year after year with their families. We provide: 100% Kona coffee for your first morning brew and complimentary Hawaiian snacks. Local, hand-made, artisan bath soaps.


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $400.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (25)

Excellent – based on 25 reviews Excellent
25 reviews

“Nice unit”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2018

Kona Bali Kai #220 was exactly as it was pictured online. We enjoyed our stay here very much. This is the 4th time we've stayed at the Kona Bali Kai (every time in a different unit). We love being able to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves just outside our bedroom. Both of rhe beds were comfortable. The whole unit was very clean and the kitchen was adequately equipped for 4 people. We prefer to be closer to the middle of the complex as our view of the surfers and tide pools was slightly obstucted but it was still a gorgeous view. That's the only non perfect thing about this unit.

Owner's reply: Aloha and thank you for staying with us! Our view of the surfers is filtered through palm trees, it is true....but we prefer to be away from the busy, frequented pool area. As we are closer to the end, the access to parking and the trash area is more accessible, also. We welcome you back again, and again. Mahalo

“Great location”

Reviewed 22 Feb 2018

We enjoyed our stay so much. The view was wonderful and owners and their manager were great. What small things that needed attention were taken care of with no problem. It was nice to have a washer and dryer. We were close to downtown and a lot of the beaches. There was a place to enter the water right in front of our unit. We just sat in the water and watched the turtles. The unit had beach items and binoculars to use. There was plenty of parking on site. If you plan to have someone use the guest bedroom, have them bring earplugs. The noise on the road side is quite loud. We plan to stay here again. Thanks to Jan and Dick and Georgia

Owner's reply: Mahalo, Janice for staying with us! It is our pleasure to offer personal attention if small things need taking care of. Our Guests are our most valuable asset. Please feel very welcome to come again! Aloha until next time~

“Excellent accommodations!”

Reviewed 12 Mar 2017

Enjoyed the view of the ocean and wildlife while staying at this condo. The amenities were more than we expected! Boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, cheese slicer, and a bedroom right off the deck so you could leave the doors open and hear the waves and breezes. Would definitely choose to stay here again and recommend it to our friends! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Owner's reply: Aloha, We try to provide everything that you could want, to make your well-deserved vacation amazing...nature does the rest! Please come again, with Mahalo

“Spectacular view”

Reviewed 5 Mar 2017

Be captivated by turtles basking in the lava rocks, whales breaching in the ocean and surfers catching the waves while having breakfast in the lanai. Was fortunate enough to stumble onto this gem. And can't say enough about the owners and their care and hospitality. We will definitely rebook on our next visit.

Owner's reply: We appreciate our Guests and love to hear that your experience at our condo was amazing! Please feel welcome to come again, and again. Mahalo!

“Wave lovers heaven”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2017

My requirements for a condo...direct unobstructed, ocean front, hear and see waves, clean, away from the major tourist area but close to it. This condo met all my requirements. As a wave lover, having several high surf days was a dream come true. The weather was great and we didn't need the extra fans at all. The bed was soooo very comfortable. It is one of the beds that the other person's movements can't be felt. We are older and we don't go in the water but we enjoyed this condo very much. We have rented many condos and, bar none, this was the best equipped with paper products for our entire stay. Having a washer and dryer in unit is always a plus. Great condo!

Owner's reply: Mahalo~With these awesome Guests, we loved sharing our condo! We are always amazed by our oceanfront location, and sometimes we just don't go anywhere: It can't be beat for relaxation, and constant entertainment from the lanai! But, if you wish for a beach day, Magic Sands is just one mile away for boarding and snorkeling. Aloha, please come again, Melanie.

“Paradise Found!”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2016

My husband and I spent a very relaxing 3 weeks here in late May and early June. It's ideally located, beautifully decorated, very comfortable and well stocked with everything you'll need. The owners have thought of everything! We especially enjoyed the BBQ as well as the pool and hot tub and most of all the lanai ... hearing the crashing surf and watching the turtles, surfers, boats and gorgeous sunsets. We even saw the green flash! We'll definitely come back!!!

Owner's reply: Aloha Katie and Gary, Thank you so much for staying with us once again! We agree that our location can't be bested by any other, and we are very pleased to continue offering our return Guests some welcome bubbly and a rate discount. We sincerely hope you come back year after year, returning to your favorite vacation accommodation. Mahalo, Jan and Dick


Reviewed 15 Apr 2016

We recently spent 8 nights at this "KONA AMAZING CONDO" with our best friends! This condo is very charming and very homey, comfortable for 4 adults. We spent a lot of time on the spacious lanai watching the surfers and in my opinion the best place to watch the sunset on the island! The ocean crashing on the rocks is so relaxing I could watch it forever! One night it stormed and it was exciting to watch and listen to the surf. My friend took an amazing photo of a rainbow on the ocean the next morning! The tide pools were awesome we loved going out on the rocks each morning to see the turtles and bright yellow fish and a few eels! The rocks are slippery even with water shoes best to stay on dry areas! This condo has everything you need well stocked kitchen,grills,beach towels,snorkel equip,boogie boards,beach chairs,cooler,paper products,washer and dryer,laundry and dishwasher soap. Great location 3 miles from town a five min drive! We loved our volcanic rock, tide pool ocean view! We drove to a beautiful beach Hapuna beach state park great place for boogie boards. Awesome snorkeling Kahalu'u beach park 5 min south of condo. Plan a whole day to drive to Hilo to the Volcanos National Park ( stay until dusk to see the red glow from observatory) There is so much to see on the Big Island! If you like fish go to "Bite Me" fresh fish market at the Marina near the Kona airport. We went for lunch,fish tacos and a panko breaded filet catch of the day which was "Hebi (spearfish) best tasting fish ever, we even saw a 22 Lb Mahi Mahi caught fresh that morning! Kona Brewery was a fun casual place for dinner. The owners Jan and Dick were a joy to work with and Georgia (property manager) and her husband Wayne will take care of any concerns you may have. LOVED OUR STAY AT THIS CONDO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Owner's reply: Rhonda, we would welcome you back any time! Our condo is now more welcoming with new, luxury linens, towels, and bath fixtures...lots of personal touches for your valuable vacation. With mahalo, see you again, soon...

“Perfect In Every Way”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2016

The condo with the million dollar view was the perfect place for us to enjoy 8 nights on the Big Island with our very best friends. This condo unit sits 20-30 feet from the ocean where the sound of the surf is your symphony, along with beautiful birds. Surfers to your left, your own personal aquarium right in front of you, tide pools with beautiful, fish, eels, and our favourite , the guardian and protector of families, sea turtles. Walk among the lava with shoes, carefully ,and enjoy these beautiful turtles and all the sea life. We did almost every morning . Be careful walking into the tide pools there are sea urchins that will sting you, there are signs up to warn you, be careful and watchful, so many people just stepped into them in high tide. YIKES. The grounds of this condo are well kept, lovely and you can barbecue with the surf and tide pools right in front of you , cook and enjoy the view with a cocktail and enjoy. Surfers are to your left riding the waves from sun up until sundown.. Sunsets are heavenly on the lani , another favourite time of day when we were around. GORGEOUS. The lani is set up so comfortable with a patio table for dining and two comfy lounge chair, my favourite spot. The condo is well kept and has all the modern conveniences to make your stay complete and comfy. Very comfortable beds, family room space and a great workable kitchen. There is a washer and dryer and the washrooms are a good size. The master bedroom has its own patio door that takes you out to the lani, or you can sleep with it open and fall asleep with the crashing sound of the surf. the 2nd bedrool while smaller is very comfortable. There are so many great things about this property. You are very close to much of the diviersity that makes the Big Island. There are many beaches and restaurants close by .We loved this condo, loved our exquisite views, would highly recommend as you enjoy, explore and live the Hawaii life. Thank you Jan and Dick for sharing this fabulous space. CHEERS

Owner's reply: Aloha, Debra and friends! We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time in our condo. We couldn't do it without wonderful Guests! Your review says it all: The condo provides the ultimate comforts, where you will be sure to be lulled to the sounds of the waves just below and sunsets off the lanai. Or explore 'gently' the tide pools beside your large barbeque/picnic area just steps from your front door. Above all, we most heartily welcome you back to enjoy nature's finest setting!

“Great time”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2016

The condo was great. We were so happy to be able to use all the beach equipment & not have to go buy it all. The condo is very nice & in a great location. I'm planning on returning in the summer & hope the condo is available for us again. We highly recommend it for many reasons. We read the other reviews & we agree with all of them. It's a great place to stay. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Jan for everything!

Owner's reply: It was an adventure offering our condo to you, Laura, as you appreciate it as much as we do! Thank you for your ecstatic review, and of course we welcome you back any time! Mahalo

“Absolute Best Location for our Needs!”

Reviewed 28 Nov 2015

We stayed here for a week. My Husband and I, in-laws, and adult Son. The Room we had was AMAZING! What a view and the roar of the ocean. Clean comfortable beds with fan blowing on us slept great. In-laws had the other bedroom/bath but they wanted our room!! LOL it didn't have the closet space (owners have stored beach toys in that room) it would be perfect for kids or other couple who don't pack for every day your there! There is a washer/dryer so you don't need a lot. Besides what does everyone wear in Hawaii? Shorts/Tank Tops, Summer dresses and swim suits. All the towels for the beach plus beach chairs, coolers, umbrella, boogie boards are provided! Kitchen had everything for all kinds of cooking! I loved the decor, it's hard to keep things looking new with the ocean mist/salt water but everything was comfortable. Lanai was where we hung out! Room for all. Location was perfect. Not too close to shopping/crowds but just a short 2 mile drive. Walk down the stairs past the pool and there is "Da Poke Shack" (Amazing!!) lunch/dinner. Next door was Snorkel gear rental and a short drive to Kahaluu Beach Park best snorkel spot especially for beginners. We had our in-laws loving it. They are early 70's. This was their first trip to the island as well as my son. Sofa bed was just right for him. We didn't feel cramped at all. We spotted turtles swimming below the Lanai as well as some spinner dolphins!! My husband and I have been to the Island 4 times now and this is the best place we've found with convent location! Jan had a special gift bottle of Italian Champagne (Delish) set out for us as she knew we were there to celebrate our 20 years plus we are both recently retired! Thank You Jan for all your hard work in making this visit so special!! Will defiantly come back!! There is an elevator and parking under condo's. very convenient and safe.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your complete and positive review, Debbi. We are so appreciative of our wonderful Guests..we couldn't do it without you. Please feel free to book with us again~ Until next time, Mahalo, Jan and Dick dodge

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Our Wedding & Honeymoon Getwaway
This trip was very special to us, since we were coming to get married on Kuki'o Beach and to spend our Honeymoon in Kona after. When we thought about where to stay, we did a lot of research, and when we saw this condo, and read the reviews of how helpful and personable the manager was, we knew we found our place!

When we arrived, the manager arranged for us to get the key, since it was late in the day. She had a bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge for us, and the baking items set out, since I was planning to bake our own wedding cake. What a nice surprise!!! She really went out of her way to make the experience awesome, and we couldn't have asked for more. She was amazing to us and we were so appreciative. It was great being in a condo, versus a resort for many reasons, such as it was way less crowded, we had the pool to ourselves most days, and we had all the luxuries that you don't have at resorts such as a stocked kitchen, BBQ grills, beach chairs, a cooler, and a beach bag to go. It was perfect!
When we first stepped onto the lanai and saw the view of the ocean, it took our breath away! We watched turtles and surfers and the most gorgeous sunsets ever. We spent a lot of time there relaxing and enjoying the sounds of the ocean. It was also awesome having the waves lull us to sleep each night, so peaceful! This was our first trip to Hawaii, and the manager made it so welcoming and stress-free for us. Mahalo!!!

Our wedding and Honeymoon were absolutely perfect, and after all of our adventures such as the manta-ray night snorkel, our helicopter ride over the volcanoes, numerous trips to explore different beaches, sightseeing in Hilo, or just hanging out on the fun and touristy Ali'i Drive, we always were happy to head back to our home away from home! We enjoyed two fun-filled weeks, and wish we could have stayed longer! It was honestly hard to leave such a beautiful place that truly was paradise!

The condo was spotless and decorated with fun Hawaiian touches, the grounds were beautifully kept, and we felt very safe with security making their rounds to make sure all was well. I know we were there just before the high season, and that too was perfect for us. It was quiet, relaxing, and a place we would love to return to. We were so thankful for all you did to make our trip one we will never ever forget! Mahalo!!!
Stayed: June 2014Submitted: June 19, 2014
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic getaway

Best choice
We are here now and we are having a great time. I agonized over the choice of a condo - it's very hard not knowing the area, but this unit turned out to be the perfect choice. We have seen whales and sea turtles steps from our lanai, there is a great surfing spot right out in front, a poke shack (Hawaii dish with fresh fish) at the condo, small grocery store a few hundred feet away, everything you need. The condo is perfect for us and we are two couples with an 8 year old. Arranging everything through the manager was flawless. It is close to many shops and restaurants. There are plenty of beach towels, snorkels, chairs, everything you need. The gas grills are well maintained, with a picnic area. Everything is perfect.
Stayed: February 2014Submitted: March 3, 2014
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

We came for my niece's wedding. Loved the condo and its location! The lanai is fabulous! Eating meals out there was such a treat! Gorgeous sunsets every evening. The family enjoyed climbing on the lava rocks to view all the sea life. We were blessed to see a Giant Sea Turtle sunning itself on the rocks. What a treat! My sister stayed in the same complex. We all loved it! Thanks for a magical vacation. The condo felt like home right away! I would highly recommend Paradise helicopter tour. Wonderful way to see the entire island!!
Stayed: October 2013Submitted: October 14, 2013

Our family stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The full kitchen made it easy to cook breakfast and enjoy it on the lanai where the sunrise view was amazing. There are 2 beds and one couch that can pullout which sleeps a total of up to 6 people comfortably.
Stayed: August 2013Submitted: August 24, 2013
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

Wonderful week
My husband and I spent a week int his nice condo. At first glance, from the outside, it seemed a little dated, but it is extremely well maintained and we loved everything about it: the kitchen is well stocked, the lanai is large with its dining table and 2 chairs for lounging, the view is just amazing. Beautiful sunsets from our lanai. We cooked most nights so we really enjoyed the nice plates and the quality wine glasses. The condo was clean, comfortable and well situated. We appreciated the covered parking. Our deposit was promptly received a few days after our departure. We would definitely go back and we recommend this condo.
Stayed: May 2013Submitted: May 16, 2013
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

What a wonderful condo!
The pictures do not do this place justice! The view from the lanai was amazing and totally unobstructed. We saw whales and dolphins. And in the tide pools just below the lanai we saw sea turtles, colorful fish, crabs, sea cucumbers, sea anemones, etc. You can watch the surfers from the lanai too. The bed was extremely comfortable. Everything you need is in the condo, the kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, glasses, silverware, cookware, blender, toaster, coffee maker, full refrigerator, stove with oven, dishwasher. All paper products, foil, dish soap, etc. Even laundry soap for the washer! I was worried about no air conditioning but there was a nice breeze through the condo and we didn't need it. Fell asleep listening to the ocean every night. Close to town, easy walk to restaurants and shopping including the farmers market. We will definitely stay here again!
Stayed: February 2012Submitted: February 16, 2012

Reviewed on Trip Advisor January 19, 2015

"Everything you need in one vacation rental!"
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed yesterday for a stay in December 2014
1 person found this review helpful

Amazing views - check
Great lanai for enjoying said views - check
Great location - check
Updated and well kept furnishings - check
Easy access to Da Poke Shack - check
Well-stocked rental that had everything we needed - double check!

The Kona Bali Kai condos are away from the busiest section of Ali'i Drive, but still close enough to the bars and restaurants in Kailua-Kona. The condos themselves offer easy parking, a shared pool and jacuzzi that were held at the right temperature, and of course super easy to get delicious poke at Da Poke Shack for lunch. In addition we appreciated the well-maintained shared grill and ability to watch the turtles in the tide pool right outside our window. The views from this particular unit were fabulous and we liked the location of this unit within the complex (easy access to stairs to garage, away from the noise from the pool or elevator).

But the best part was that everything we thought we would need was supplied in the condo: A huge selection of kitchen items like a pitcher for drinks, steamer basket, coffee maker, etc. But it also had everything we'd need for a day out: beach chairs and beach towels, an insulated picnic bag for a packed lunch, and of course an in-unit washer and dryer. The only thing we had to buy was our own food.

Thank you to the Dodge's for providing such a relaxing place for my husband and I and my sister and brother-in-law.

4 of 5 starsEase of booking
4 of 5 starsDirections to the property
5 of 5 starsKey pickup/access to the property
5 of 5 starsOverall condition
5 of 5 starsQuality of bedding/mattresses
5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 starsCleanliness of bathroom
5 of 5 starsQuality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 starsService

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children

The property was "as advertised". I recommend the location.
The property was a good value for the price paid.
The property provided wifi/internet access.
My security deposit was returned on time.

Andrew VanWensen on June 7, 2015 said:

"This is a beautiful condo in a beautiful location. We stayed here seven days and made it our jumping off point for visiting the Big Island. The condo is large, and slept four of us comfortably. The lanai is large and we ate all our meals outside, with a great 180 degree view of the water, and beautiful sunsets every night. There is a great breeze that blows through the unit, and it remains cool inside, even though it is hot outside. The condo is well stocked with kitchenware and linens- everything you need. There is a communal BBQ just outside the condo which we used a few times. The condo maintenance people take very good care of the grounds- we watched them clean the BBQ every morning! We had a welcome gift of some local Kona products, which was really nice. Jan also left us a binder with some helpful information about the local area. The checkin process was flawless- Georgia was waiting for us in the unit when we arrived. If you stay here, make sure you go down to the small tide pool outside; we were able to see sea turtles every morning. And the Poke Shack downstairs is excellent for a mid-day snack! "

Guest Bozhena says:

Perfect place to stay for ocean front view. Clean place, comfortable furniture, well-stocked kitchen. I appreciated newer refrigerator with filtered water, microwave, and stove. Internet was really good too! Check-in was prompt and easy. Jan was very nice making sure that we've got everything we need and offering advice on local beaches. Great patio with comfortable furniture and a million dollar ocean view. We enjoyed morning coffee there as well as the view of thunder & lightning from passing storm. Location is great as it is 5 min away from town center and our favorite Bongo Ben's restaurant and 10 min away from Keahou Bay (and Keahou shopping center). There is also a small store across the street where one can buy immediate necessities.

August 2015