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“Everything you could possibly want in Kona.”
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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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Ron H
White Rock, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Everything you could possibly want in Kona.”
Reviewed May 2, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We have stayed at numerous home rentals around the world over the years, but this is the nicest we have ever found. The location is immediately on one of the best surf beaches on the big island. The design and decor of the condo are outstanding. It is the second home of the owners, and this shows in all the personal touches. Every amenity you could want was there, even down to snorkelling gear, boogie boards and fishing rods. The kitchen was more elaborately set up than ours at home. The owners were excellent to deal with and provided a great tip sheet for us on places to shop or eat and things to do in the area. Our only complaint is that six nights wasn't enough - we could have stayed forever!

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Liked best: Overall quality throughout
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Marc L
Santa Barbara, California
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343 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Amazing Location & Excellent Condo”
Reviewed September 19, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

You just can't beat the location. RIGHT over the water on the 3rd floor. Its the view I've always always always wanted when staying near the beach. After all, what's the point of going to the beach if you can't see the ocean. Well, here you are right over it. The condo is very nice, exactly as you see in the pictures, if not a little nicer once you look a little. The condo is stocked with everything you need for cooking, cleaning and every-day living. There are also about 20 beach towels, lots of snorkels and masks, beach chairs, etc. The only bummer is no air conditioning. We were there during early September and it was hot all day, and also hot most of the night. The fans help, but its still hot. We drove down the road to the beach where the turtles are about 10 minutes away and saw turtles twice! Up the road there are lots of good restaurants and shopping. Costco is near the airport, and Safeway is only 15 minutes away. Prices are about 15-20% higher then we pay on the mainland but not terrible. Gas is cheaper than in California. Car rentals at the airport were similar pricing as on the mainland. Janice emailed me everything I needed to know before hand, and everything worked exactly as she said. We took many of her suggestions about things to do and places to eat and they were all right on the money. We also went snorkeling at many of the places she suggested and they were great too. Awesome!

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Liked best: The View.
Liked least: No Airconditioning
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Kevin S
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
2 reviews
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“Superb Big Island Experience - Loved the Ocean View!”
Reviewed July 14, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Wow, what a vacation! This condo was excellent and close to everything. Easy trips to spectacular beaches and awesome snorkeling spots. Excellent restaurants are within a couple miles. We especially like Lava Java and Hayashi's sushi rolls. The complex has a nice pool and barbeque area and is right on the ocean. You feel like you are on a cruise ship, while sitting in the living room - without the seasickness :). We enjoyed watching the surfers and jumping dolphins sitting out on the lanai. This condo comes with most everything you could need for a wonderful vacation: a well stocked kitchen, plenty of beach towels, snorkeling gear, you name it. When we return to the Big Island we will definitely look to stay in this condo again.

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Liked best: ocean view: floor to ceiling windows in living room and master bedroom
Liked least: its all good
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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AtomicEye
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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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
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Lmartzke
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“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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Recommended for:
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kenpokoch
Alberta, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“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:
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Reviewed August 29, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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