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“Banyan Tree #302 - excellent vacation rental”
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Plenty of room for enjoying meals View from the living room...it looks as if you are on the water
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Oceanfront living room- the water is that close!
Plenty of room for enjoying meals
View from the living room...it looks as if you are on the water
Master bedroom suite with large walk in closet and private bathroom
Shoji door closes completely for privacy
Second bedroom (the Woody room) has a queen and twin bed and its own TV and DVD
The master bath with walkin travertine tile shower
The second bathroom with shower and tub
View of the spacious living area with Shoji door partially open
The amazing view from the livingroom and master bedroom
Teak cabinet with 37 inch LCD TV and oceanfront view
Sunset from the lanai
Sunset view from the kitchen
Watch the surfers from the oceanfront pool
Enjoy watching surfers, dolphins and whales from the lanai
The north view from the lanai
Looking south from our lanai
Full tide view from the Lanai
Picture taken from the lania of a SpinnerDolphin
Oceanfront living room with deluxe queen sleeper sofa
Large granite counter top, well equipped kitchen and dinning area
The livingroom, dining area and kitchen
A veranda for your use that seats 10 people
Oceanfront Master Bedroom
Large kitchen area for you to prepare your tropical meals
dining area
Oceanfront condo complex
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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AtomicEye
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Banyan Tree #302 - excellent vacation rental”
Reviewed April 7, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

The owner of this condo unit, Janice Townsend, was great to work with. She was very prompt in answering all of our many questions about the unit and Kona.

The condo was exactly as described - 2BR + 2 baths with a full kitchen. The smaller BR in the back has 2 beds and a TV in it. The large front BR is open to the LR / kitchen / dining area which provides for a very spacious feeling. The entire side of this open area is wall to ceiling glass that faces sort of SW so you can watch the setting sun to try to catch a green flash. The MBR can be partitioned off for privacy by a sliding panel. During the day, there is a fair amount of traffic noise on Alii Street at the back; it decreases a lot at night. We kept the back screen door open during the day when we were in to let the breeze blow through the unit. With all that glass, the condo got warmer than we would have preferred.

It was very clean with nicely appointed furniture and Polynesian style artifacts on the walls.

My husband, Stan, is the cook in our family. He marveled at how well equipped the kitchen was with pots, pans, all sorts of spices, and condiments. There was a well stocked pantry that even had a jar of Macademia Nut honey that was fabulous on our morning toast! Stan said,"All this kitchen needs is to insert the cook!" He wished for sharper steak knives. Janice expedited them to us from Amazon! Be careful of what you wish for from Janice because you're probably going to get it!

Janice's instruction / tip sheets for the appliances were detailed & complete. She also had several tip sheets of recommended restaurants and activities. We found these to be spot on. One place we frequented several times was da Poke Shack, only about 2 blocks away. One day, we bought the first piece of a 103# Yellow Tail Ahi tuna that had been caught just a few hours earlier. It doesn't get any fresher than this. We grilled it on the gas grills in the nice, little pool area. Barry kept the grills spotless.

The lanai is 1/2 the length of the ocean side. We spent lots of AM hours on it watching spinner dolphin pods swimming past and jumping and doing 720s. (It looked like a snorkel tour with the dolphins would be fun for our next trip!) Surfer duds & dudettes rode the waves from first light until sundown. The surf crashed on the shore below us through the day and night, but was not a bad sound. We saw turtles and possibly the "wing tips" of an eagle ray near shore. One day, a small green lizard came up and licked the drops of cold condensation on our drink glasses!

Janice promptly returned our damage deposit. We recommend her condo.

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Liked best: Nice accomodations, view, kitchen
Liked least: a little too warm at night for us
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Lmartzke
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“WOW! Beautiful, Relaxing, FUN!”
Reviewed January 25, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We are just ending our 2 week stay. The attention to detail in this unit is amazing. Beautiful tile throughout, nice granite and we love the master shower with TWO shower heads! The sheets are even nice quality! No trouble falling to sleep here with the comfortable king bed, open sliding glass doors to let the breezes in and the sound of the waves to lull us to sleep. The kitchen is equipped with everything we needed and we ate at home most of the time. No restaurant can top this view! There are plenty of spices and staples to help out and even condiments were left in the refrigerator. There is an amazing amount of "toys" - snorkel gear, swim flippers, even water shoes and lots of beach towels. There was laundry soap and softener sheets here as well. We have LOVED our stay here and can highly recommend it! We also appreciated the security of Banyan Tree - the elevator has a code so you can feel comfortable that only owners and renters are on the floors. We used the grill (and there are grilling tools here as well) and enjoyed the pool and spa. We brought binoculars, but didn't need to, there are several here. Thank you for sharing your wonderful vacation home!

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Liked best: The waves...and the surfers
Liked least: tv (loud and soft)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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kenpokoch
Alberta, Canada
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“Highly Recommend This Condo!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

My wife and I stayed in 302 Banyan Tree Aug 23-31, 2012. The condo exceeded all of our expectations. The view from the balcony was better than the photos. We enjoyed our morning coffee sitting and watching the morning surfers and the evening sunset. The condo was nicely furnished and very clean. All the amenities you could ask for. The bed was very comfortable and we fell asleep every night listening to the ocean waves. No need for A/C here! Between the two ceiling fans in the unit and the breeze coming in from the ocean, we were very comfortable. The owner, Janice was a pleasure to deal with and very accommodating and helpful with her recommendations whether it be restaurants or beaches. The unit is about 2 miles away from the main tourist shopping/restaurants. We had no difficulties locating the condo when arriving from the airport. The condo is well stocked with the basic essentials like coffee, rice, oatmeal, spices. Before you buy your groceries, check out what is in the condo first. Very relaxing, quiet stay. We would definitely recommend 302 Banyan Tree. When we return to Kona, we will be staying here again.

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Liked best: The Ocean View!!!!
Liked least: That we had to leave!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Virginia
Reviewed August 29, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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CA
Reviewed August 1, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Reviewed July 3, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Encinitas
Reviewed June 26, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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