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Oceanfront Penthouse, Unobstructed Views, 2/2, WIFI, Parking, Pool, Elevator.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps up to 4, Fully Equipped

Looking for a Special Place to relax with wonderful oceanfront views? You have found it, beautiful 2 bed/2 bath, or can be rented as a 1 bedroom. The Master Bedroom with KING bed, is right on the ocean, so fall asleep to the sounds of the waves and surf. Just you and the ocean, nothing between you and the water.

Condo has all the conveniences of home, with awesome views, sea turtles, dolphins, surf, and sunsets. Luxurious, panoramic 180 degree view of breathtaking ocean and sunsets from your large 200 sq. ft. lanai. Our location is at the central part of the building, which is the preferred location. We do rely on the great ocean breezes and ceiling fans for cooling so prepare to keep those floor to ceiling doors (with screens) across the lanai WIDE OPEN. If you prefer to have a.c, and sleeping behind closed doors, we just want you to know that is not the environment. This place has wonderful crashing waves, that I love falling to sleep listening to, but we do keep our floor to ceiling doors open full in the summer. In the winter, I usually only keep the door slightly ajar to hear the surf, but it is generally too cool to keep the doors wide open. This place is for those who love the ambiance of the waves crashing.

Romantic, totally private, 30 feet to the water. Don't worry we have an elevator in the building, for when you have groceries and luggage. When you walk in, all you see is ocean and when you sleep in the master bedroom, it is oceanfront; all you hear are the sounds of the surf. Living room and master bedroom (with KING bed) have Floor to Ceiling glass sliding doors (with screens) across the water. VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM of the Ocean; with the exception of the 2nd bedroom.

IF you are only 2 persons, the rates listed are for the MASTER bedroom, with King bed. IF you also want the 2nd bedroom, it is $20 per night additional. This covers the extra preparation and cleaning of that room, plus additional use of the facilities.

There is also a fully equipped kitchen, Washer/Dryer in the unit, High Speed WiFi included, 2 cable flat screen TVs, CD player, Ceiling Fans for cooling in every room (no a/c), library of Hawaiian books, DVD with movies for your use, and of course, free parking in the garage. Tiled floors including lanai , Pool has been completely renovated and includes a hot tub. Free Parking in garage, only 3 miles from town, in a private quiet location, with large grocery only 2 miles away. Come stay in a home taken care of with TLC. There is also the POKE SHACK, which on Yelp is one of the top eateries in the islands, if you love POKE!!

Many of our guests return year after year. We'd love to share our special place with you.

Many units say they are on the ocean, this one is as close as it gets, and the view is AWESOME!! Pictures are worth a thousand words, ( so check website below in this ad under LINKS.

Call or e-mail owner for availability or any other questions. . We'd love to share our place with you and we do not rent through any agents or front desk operations.

Other RENTALS: VRBO 74546 in Maui.

HI tax ID W0065520-01

All my guests receive my favorite things to do in Kona!

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More Details

Gayle and Bill Smith (owners)
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Gayle and Bill Smith (owners)

We have been married 40+ years and have loved Kona since we first traveled there in the 70's. We love lava rock, huge waves, watching surfers, awesome sunsets, turtles and being so close to the ocean. This building was as close as one could get! We'd love to share our special place with you. Just call, email or text me for more information.

Gayle and Bill Smith (owners) purchased this condo in 1990

Why Gayle and Bill Smith (owners) chose Kailua-Kona

This building was built in the 70's before anyone worried about building so close to the ocean waves. Consequently, you feel like you are almost in the water. The master bedroom is oceanfront, and the waves lull you to sleep at night. The lanai is HUGE, 200 sq. ft. across, offering panoramic views. I rented here before purchasing and fell in love! You will too.

What makes this condo unique

Proximity to ocean, sea turtles who live right below us, on property and are there 24/7 year round. Amazing sunsets year round, and wonderful tide pools out back at low tide.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Oh my gosh this condo is beautiful. My hubby and I have stayed at the Hilton and the 4 Seasons - they can not hold a candle to Gayle's Condo.. We have stayed there I think 5 times maybe more and it is the only place we will stay. It's like coming home everytime we stay there we bring our clothes and a little food and everything else is there. I mean EVERYTHING-boogie boards snorkle masks beach towels-condiments, spices, it's like coming home.

> The whole front of the condo is sliding doors and windows so you can see the ocean from any room. I used to be the person who when she went on vacation would not cook, take me out; but now I want to stay here and bbq. There are nice bbq's with picinic tables right beside the tide pools you can watch the turtles come in at night. They are so funny they surf the waves in then swim back out and do it over again. During the day it's not unusual to see them sunning on the beach.

We usually go in March because we love to sit on the lanai and watch the whales go by. I spend every minute that I'm not on the beach on the lanai - there is a nice fan to cool you down and beautiful glass topped table and chairs it's great for a romantic sunset dinner.

> The unit is spotless and beautifully decorated. You can tell the owners really care about it and take excellent care of it. Even our rental car has a beautiful parking spot facing out on the ocean. (that was input from hubby). Also there is an elevator which is great since my husband has a bad leg and back.

> The pictures are great but it's so much more in person the colors and the smells of the ocean and flowers, I love to lay in bed at night and listen to the ocean and in the morning the birds sing you awake as the sun rises. Oh and when the sun hits waves just right - about 7-8am you can actually see the fish swimming in the wave the water is so clear.


> I'm counting the days untill I get to go back next March. I would highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a relaxing-carefree totally furnished just move in vacation rental."
Feb 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Kailua-Kona in the North Kona

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk in shower.
  • Step in shower in the master bathroom; 2nd bathroom has the standard tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Condo has a King bed in the master OCEANFRONT bedroom; plus and twins in 2nd bedroom, with it's own cable tv!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(75 traveller reviews)

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Oceanfront Penthouse, Unobstructed Views, 2/2, WIFI, Parking, Pool, Elevator.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 77 reviews

A trip of a lifetime and we enjoyed every minute

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took my elderly mother to Kona and stayed at the Kona Bali Kai. We had never rented anything from the internet before and were very nervous about it. I felt much better after emailing Gayle and felt even better after talking to her. She was very helpful and personable. The condo was exactly as she had described it. There was an elevator for mom to get to the second floor and the pool and hot tub were very clean. The view from the lanai was exactly the same as the picture on the web site. We were so very pleased. It was clean and had everything we needed... Things that I never assumed would be in the condo for us to use. There were even snorkels and fins. And the very best thing was that there really were turtles in the tide pools right under our lanai. Just like we were told. And they were there every day of our 2 week stay. There were also tropical fish and eels in the tide pools. You never knew what you would see. It was great. We spent many evenings after our busy days watching the gorgeous sunsets. The washer and dryer in the suite were a real bonus, saving trips to a coin laundry. Gayle also provided us with some of her favorite things to do on the island. Her hints were really helpful and we did a lot of what she suggested. The snorkelling was amazing, the people were terrific, the deep sea fishing netted us a couple of suppers and the scenery was so totally incredible. It was a trip of a life time. In fact we actually stayed an extra week after my mom went home. We stayed in a few other places during our extra week but nothing was as great as Kona Bali Kai. Would we come back and stay at Gayle's condo? Already working on that!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Views are amazing; the waves, the sunsets.

  • 5 of 5

The unit is extremely well furnished and appointed. The master bedroom is water front with incredible views of the waves crashing on lava and coral. The occasional turtle is a major plus. It is so nice to be so close to Costco, Safeway, Walmart and others, I never had to go out for a meal...but restaurants are close too. Perfect!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was clean neat and everything advertised. Fully stocked with utensils. Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Unit was excellent, view terrific. Beach small but no control on that

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dolphin Suite the BEST place to stay in Kona

  • 5 of 5

This was my 5th time staying at the Dolphin Suite at the Kona Bali Kia. I have stayed at the 4 Seasons and the Hilton Waikola and the Dolphin Suite is MY FAVORITE PLACE TO STAY. Up until 15 years ago I was the person who always said I will not cook I will not clean I will not do dishes on my vacation. I don't want to leave once it get to the Dolphin Suite the sunsets are amazing and the ocean is just feet away. There are 3 really nice BBQ areas and picnic tables. They are clean and well cared for. We cook in every night and watch the sunsets from the beautiful lanai which has a nice table and chairs for enjoying dinner at sunset.

There are two bedroom and two bathrooms a washer and dyer and a large beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops and a nice fridge and stove and a dish washer.

The front of the condo is all sliding doors so you have the perfect view through the unit.

Every day turtles come into the ponds and they are so fun to watch. We have seen whales and dolphins and every kind of fish.

The unit is clean and well cared for. There is a pool and hot tub that are very nice .

Even the car has a view from the covered private parking area.

This is my go to place every time I come to Kona. It's beautiful, clean and has everything you could ever want in a vacation home.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location and view. The room was superb

  • 5 of 5

Pictures can not describe how nice this property is. The location just minutes from town, makes for a very pleasant stay. Would go back again in a "New York Minute".

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location and great view. 15 minute drive down Alii Drive to shops and restaurants and shops.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our 9 night stay. Spectacular view from lanai. We appreciated that the condo had beach chairs and cooler to take to the beach.

The pool, located in the middle of the condo building, was not very busy but note that it only gets sun from about 9am-3pm in January. While the hot tub was small, it was rarely used during our stay.

The unit was very clean and the furnishings were decent, but be careful with the glass-top coffee table: it is really easy to catch a shin or knee on this.

We only used one bedroom, but it was very helpful to have two bathrooms. We liked the master shower and the soft king size bed. The kitchen was spacious enough and there was plenty of dishes and silverware.

We rented snorkel gear for a week from Millers, which is attached to the condo building(near the front lobby). They were cheap and very helpful. Snorkeling at Pu’uhonua o Honaunau Beach and Old Kona Airport was definitely worthwhile, but the best spot was just south of condo(5 min drive) at Kahalu’u Beach Park.

Parking was very convenient and the spaces were large. Security was visible in the complex almost all hours of the day.

No air conditioning but was acceptable with the large screen doors open at night. The washer and dryer in the unit was very convenient.

Overall, this unit was very nice! We would recommend it for its amenities, cleanliness, views and sounds, as well as its proximity to dining and shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Keahole-Kona Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown, Kailua-Kona (many)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kahalu Beach
Car: recommended

Close to town, yet private and quiet..........farmer's markets nearby, arts and crafts, supermarkets (2 miles), small beach on property, best surfing beach as well...........turtles right on site, 365 days per year! POKE shack (loved by everyone) and surf shop on property. You can't get any closer to the ocean, than this unit.

Also, Costco is on island, between condo and the airport.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in the Kailua-Kona, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Oct to Dec 16
16 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
16 Dec 2018 - 21 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
April Season
22 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2019 - 15 Oct 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Oct 16-Dec 19
16 Oct 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Holidays 2019-2020
20 Dec 2019 - 12 Apr 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
13 Apr 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £110.4 + Tax
Paying with a cr. card £75.38 + Tax
Registration £22.84 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.92

Rates are for 2 persons
$15 extra per person per nt.
Additional fees apply for paying with credit cards or by PayPal as there are costs associated with using them.
Cancellation: Please understand, once you reserve the unit, all others are turned down. Therefore my cancellation policy is to refund all nights that I can rebook minus admin fee($200). Consider trip insurance to protect trip.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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