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Oceanfront Penthouse, 2/2, Free Parking & WIF, new pool, Great View

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.

Condo has all the conveniences of home, with awesome views of ocean, sea turtles, 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, 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. Free Parking, only 3 miles from town, in a private quiet location grocery is 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, (gaylescondo.com) 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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Gayle and Bill Smith (owners)
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017

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 Kona Coast

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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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
1.5 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.


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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 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
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • 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


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Oceanfront Penthouse, 2/2, Free Parking & WIF, new pool, Great View
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 70 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: Jul 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Place to Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in, we knew we had made a great decision when we chose one of Gayle’s condos. Checking in was fast and easy, parking in the garage out of the sun was perfect, and the unit itself met our every need. The Waves, Waves, Waves were so close and just stunning; I cannot say enough about the feeling of being at one with nature, being so close to the ocean. Best parts of this vacation were the morning coffee on the lanai watching the turtles below, the frolicking spinner dolphins out in front of us, to the amazing sunsets in the evening. We found this 4th floor unit very clean, nicely furnished with a tasteful Hawaiian flair, equipped with everything needed to enjoy our stay. The kitchen lacked for nothing, has beautiful granite counters, every appliance necessary and even spices for cooking.. While there are a number of great restaurants in Kona, it was sure nice to have a full kitchen available in the condo as we did a lot of cooking and ate our meals on the lanai. Don’t think we could have gotten a better seat for ocean front dining than the table on the lanai!! It is hard to believe the view from the lanai is even more beautiful than it looks in the pictures on the website! Great that there are already beach towels and a cooler there so made it easy to pack up the car and hit the beach for the day As to cooling, we left the lanai doors open to the ocean, and the breezes as well as ceiling fans were more than adequate to make us comfortably cool. We could not have chosen better and we are looking forward to a return visit in the future, I wouldn’t stay anywhere else. Owners were great to work with, and we will be sharing this place with all our friends and family. After this experience we returned home rested and renewed. Kona is a magical place, and this is where to stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Place I Ever Stayed

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful top (4th) floor two bedroom condo right on the beach with glorious views of the water looking west toward the setting sun. It is also extremely well and tastefully furnished with everything you could need. Best WiFi in a vacation rental ever. It is also located just a couple miles south of the main resort town of Kailua Kona, not too close and not too far. Just right. I am a career diplomat and have stayed in similar accommodations during my extensive travels abroad and would have to say that, when you put it all together, this is the best place I have ever stayed. Truly magical.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Nice place, close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. The location can't be beat. You are literally steps from the ocean. There was plenty of room and I felt like we were close to everything without being crowded by other tourists. There is a great little shop across the street that carries small packages of laundry soap and other necessities.

There is no air conditioning in this condo. We weren't actually in the condo a lot except for a few hours in the evening and first thing in the morning so it didn't matter too much. Even with the fans it did feel a little uncomfortably hot and muggy at times. This is no reflection on the home owners or the unit itself, just something to be aware of, if you are not used to tropical humidity. It wouldn't be a deal breaker for me to stay again though. The other pros of this unit far outweigh this minor inconvenience. There are ceiling fans in every room and on the balcony.

It was fun to look at the tide pools right outside each morning and to watch the sea turtles that live right there.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing view from this unit, including incredible sunsets, dolphins and sea turtles.

  • 5 of 5

Gayle was so helpful in making us feel at home as we enjoyed this little slice of heaven. The lanai is the best part of visiting this unit. So spacious with incredible views. Utopic! Will definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing view and great location!!

  • 5 of 5

My family  stayed in this beautiful condo this summer, and had a wonderful time.    The condo itself has everything we needed to make our stay perfect.  We really didn't need a/c, as some previous guests have mentioned.   Our floor to ceiling doors across the bedroom and living room were wide open allowing us to hear the crashing waves.   Love the washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, books on the local area which we used every time we went out, spices for cooking some great meals, and 2 flat screen tv.s with a collection of moves for after dark enjoyment.   Our daughter liked having a tv in the 2nd bedroom, where she relaxed with wifi and tv, while we sat on the oceanfront lanai most evenings.   The grills on property were cleaned daily, and spotless for cooking our dinner meal. 

The BEST was the awesome view!   Wow, we were right at the water's edge and watched surfers, waves, sunsets and sea turtles.   It was so relaxing and in such a quiet yet close to everything area.    Owners were responsive before our trip with all questions, and we will definitely stay here again when we return to the BIg Island.  Used a lot of Gayle's suggestions for things to see, places to eat, and even to visit the Volcano Park.    Thank you for sharing your wonderful place with us. 

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oct-Dec 19th
17 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Jan to Feb 5th
10 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
February 2018
13 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
High Season
5 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
April 2918
2 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Low Season, 2018
1 May 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
Fall, 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 14 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
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

Paying with a cr. card £75.06 + Tax
Registration £22.75 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.64
Cleaning £109.94 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.46%

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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