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Yes!  The ocean is right there!
Living Room has comfortable furnishings
Living room on the ocean
The view from the bedroom
The view of the lanai and ocean from the living room
Tropically furnished lanai with comfortable furniture
dine on the oceanfront lanai
King size bed with luxury linens
beautiful marble master bath
Flat screen TV in the living room and master bedroom. Netflix and Pandora for your enjoyment
Full kitchen has everything you need to cook a delicious meal
updated kitchen
2nd or main bath with recent remodel
laundry
The second bedroom with a Queen size bed
entertainment - books, cd, videos, games for you to borrow.
Wile away hours while being at the beach without leaving the lanai
Best oceanfront dining in Kona
The view of the ocean from the lanai.
another fabulous beach on the big island
reef fisherman as viewed from the lanai
You can watch the reef fisherman cast his net
Enjoy the recently refurbished pool and hot tub.
famed, beautiful sunsets
another view from the lanai
whale breaching - caught on the lanai
nearby Chapel
Kahalu'u Beach - great for snorkeling
Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle
explore the hidden beaches of the big island
Bar-b-que on the ocean!
A View of the complex from the shore
A famous view of the Kona Bali Kai
Sunsets on the lanai.  Watch for the green flash!
Oceanfront lanai
Another shot of the captivating view!
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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“Just what we were looking for”
Reviewed 21 March 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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Following some fairly extensive research, my wife and I booked a five week stay in Unit 208 at Kona Bali Kai in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. This is a privately owned two bedroom condo unit. The owner resides in the state of Washington.

Firstly, a few words about Kona Bali Kai. The complex is located approximately 2 1/2 miles from downtown Kona and is made up of a number of buildings, with the main complex being ocean front. The main floor consists of a covered parkade and there are three floors of condos above the parkade. Parking is ample and we did not have one issue with parking during our stay. The main floor also contains a small swimming pool, jacuzzi, take out restaurant (Poke Shack) and a scuba/snorkeling store. The complex is older and starting to show its age, but it is very clean and well looked after. There is no real beach due to the lava, however it is still great for snorkeling, boogie boarding and has plenty of tide pools to explore. The area in front of Kona Bali Kai is also home to a number of green sea turtles. There are three gas fired BBQ's located on the ocean front that are available for guests. Each BBQ is cleaned every morning. There is absolutely nothing like BBQ'ing on the beach, while sipping on a beverage and watching the waves roll in.

Unit 208 is an ocean front condo unit located on the second floor. Check in was a breeze. Upon arrival at 10:30 PM, we were met by the security guard, who directed us to our unit. Access to the condo was via a lock box and it took all of 10 minutes from the time we arrived to unpack our bags.

To say the least, the view from the lanai is spectacular. The lanai itself contains three easy chairs and a small dining room table with four chairs. We spent 90% of our time on the lanai and enjoyed all of our meals there, while watching the waves.

This condo consists of two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and two bathrooms. Numerous upgrades have been completed to the condo and it is in very good condition. There is no air conditioning, however there are ceiling fans in the living room and both bedrooms. The breeze off the ocean keeps the unit very comfortable,hence the reason why air conditioning is not required.

This unit comes equipped with numerous amenities such as snorkeling equipment, cooler, beach mats, toiletries, books, magazines, kitchen spices, etc. You literally do not need to bring anything with you, as just about everything you need is in the condo. There are flat screen TV's in the living room and master bedroom, although we watched very little of it while we were there. Who can watch TV when you have the ocean just off the lanai.

We enjoyed glorious sunsets nightly, while sipping on a glass of wine. On numerous occasions, during the day, we also watched humpback whales or spinner dolphins from our lanai.

In summary, we highly recommend Unit 208 at Kona Bali Kai and my wife and I look forward to returning to what we call "Paradise".

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Liked best: Being an ocean front unit, the location was excellent.
Liked least: Only complaint is that the complex is 2 1/2 miles from downtown Kona.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
19 Jan 2015
Thank you very much for the great descriptions and review of my Direct Oceanfront Condo in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to have you again. Such great guests!
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CA
Reviewed 3 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012
2
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Management Response
3 Dec 2012
thank you for the great review! Please come again. aloha Brenda
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Lake Tahoe
Reviewed 13 September 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Management Response
13 Sep 2012
Thank you for the great review! Please share with your friends and come visit again. aloha.
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Victoria
Reviewed 2 December 2010 for a stay in November 2010
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Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 25-34
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
2 Dec 2010
thank you for the great review! Please come stay with us again!
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Pitt Meadows British Columbia
Reviewed 28 November 2010 for a stay in October 2010

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Your age range 55-64
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Management Response
28 Nov 2010
Thank you very much for the great review! Please come again! aloha
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