C. J. KIMBERLY REALTORS
What makes this Condo unique
OCEAN FRONT JEWEL! You will think you're in heaven when you see the dazzling view from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath 3rd floor condo. Enjoy spectactular Kona sunsets, whales in winter, dolphins, and surfers just below at a famous surf break.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great view, comfortable furnishings but a little too hot
We enjoyed our stay in unit 304. The unit was clean and comfortable, although it's a bit dated and worn (countertops, tub caulking) and was plenty spacious for our party of 4. It was nice to have two full bathrooms and a washer and dryer in the unit. Check in and communication with the manager were smooth and efficient. (Manager was very responsive and helpful with smoke detector/ battery replacement that was needed). The location on Alli Drive was perfect, close to everything in the Kailua Kona area. The view and the sound of the waves was the highlight. However, I wouldn't stay in this unit again because it just got way too hot during most of the day and barely cooled off enough in the evening to sleep. The unit needs air conditioning. I've stayed oceanside other places before without air conditioning so thought it would be okay despite reviews from others on this topic but this wasn't breezy enough and there weren't enough fans to make it work. The owner should at least get a few standing fans for the rooms if installing an air conditioner isn't possible.
Dear Angela, forgive the lateness of t his reply, I had not noticed your message. Yes, Kona can be very warm in late summer/early fall and I completely understand your situation! We will certainly add a couple of tower fans to the unit. AC is of course not advertised for this unit, and I'm not sure a split system could be added but that's a great idea.
Again, thank you for taking the time to write this review and if possible perhaps we can help you in the future at another location. We do have some with AC.
Fantastic location. Spent happy hours on the balcony quietly reading in the morning, watching surfers, sunsets, & just the beautiful ocean. Unit was clean and spacious. As one other person noted, it's exactly as in the photos. It could use a little update - new fan in guest bedroom (a/c there would be great), and quieter exhaust fan in main bathroom. On the whole it was great. Would certainly recommend it to others!
Loved this place! Perfect vacation.
We (4 adults) spent 2 weeks on the Big Island and this was the perfect place. Everyday all day entertainment just outside our balcony by the surfing regulars of Kona ; perfect sunsets, including one green flash ; convenient, dedicated parking space, appliances, scuba gear, and all kinds of amenities, great beds, beautiful hawaiian furniture and artwork on the walls ; fabulous uncrowded common area, also facing the sunset with a lovely pool, hot tub and barbeque setup.
Dear Gretchen, thank you very much for that lovely review! We're so glad that you had a good time.
Alice Bennett-Moran, RB
Beautiful view, but hot.
The condominium has a wonderful view of the ocean. It is right on the water. However, know that the afternoon sunlight heats the unit from about 3:00 pm until sunset. It gets toasty in there, even with the windows open and the fans running, and takes a couple of hours after sunset to cool off to a comfortable level. We stayed during the Ironman in October, and that is one of the hotter times of the year. The unit does not have AC, so just understand that. We have stayed in Kona many times, so we knew what to expect. Outside of that, the condo is precisely what the photographs show. It is a clean, nice unit.
Dear Steve, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We all appreciate your time. Hope we can help you again next year.
Excellent vacation rental
Comfortable, well maintained unit in convenient location. Close to Kona while far enough away from tourist hubbub. Close to Kahaluu Beach for awesome snorkeling (get there early). Great view of the ocean and a nice pool to swim in and lounge around along side the inexorable and melodious waves. Frequent Spinner dolphin and occasional whale sitings from the lanai. Have stayed here before and hope to again. All in all, a marvelous place.
Of note, the owner/property manager should be aware that window adjacent sliding glass door leaks from the top during windswept rain.
Thanks so much! The owners enjoying reading these reviews, and we appreciate your time in writing one. Thanks for the tip about the window.
CJ Kimberly Realtors
You are so close to the ocean you can see the fish from the unit
Our stay at the Banyan tree was exceptional. The furnishings were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything you could need. The washer/dryer in the unit was also very nice. The pool area was very nice too. But the best thing was the location. From the unit we could watch the fish swimming right out our window. It was like snorkeling without getting wet! The unit had a small deck that we ate all our meals on. You can hear the waves all the time, we loved that. I would recommend this unit without any hesitation.