Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club
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Harry & Jackie from Huntington Beach, Ca on 11/03/2013 said:
Stayed Oct 20-28,2013. Great townhouse, great location, great owners. All you need is there. Spent every night on Lanai enjoying sunsets and Hawaii weather. Minor issue with a/C was handled swiftly. Owners condo on Maui is also superb. Planning that for 2014. Harry & Jackie Huntington Beach, Ca
Our stay in paradise
paradise found from sydney australia on 10/06/2013 said:
Couldn't fault anything all lovely views from main bedroom just lovely a bit loud from the ocean but after the first night you adjust. Saw a turtle right out front enjoyed eating on the lanai and admiring the lovely birds and flowers. Very close walk to shops and fantastic snorkelling beach.
Amazing start to honeymoon
PSG from London on 09/06/2013 said:
Lyn did an outstanding job with her incredible attention to detail which made it easy for us to find the condo at night. Everything was immaculately organized and clean. We were so pleased with our stay. The bed was very comfortable!! We had an amazing time staying here and will definitely stay here again in the future!! Mahalo!!!
The best condo yet!
Puanani from Cheyenne, Wy on 07/25/2013 said:
We have stayed in several condos on the water's edge but this one is the best yet. The others have short windows in the master bdrm that you cannot see out of. This condo has taller windows with an incredible view of the bay. So wonderful to wake up and nap to. Also, the furnishings were nicer than most. The living room sofa affords good comfort and with a big pull-out bed was roomy for our teenage son. We will ask for #2 in future.
Stefani from Tracy on 07/07/2013 said:
We had a lovely time here. From the moment we walked in we were hooked! There were chocolate covered macadamia nuts on the table to start our lovely trip. The townhouse was very clean and fully equipped from kitchen equipment, to towels, to beach gear, to extra linens, even coolers for those long trips! My children loved that "their room" was equipped with a fan and their own beds and tv. They also loved that the geckos liked to hang out on the window at night to catch those pesky critters. Every morning we ate breakfast on the shaded lanai and just watched the waves crash in and the geckos lazily crawl around the eaves. Talk about paradise! It was exquisite being able to nap or sleep through the night listening to those waves. My husband and I both slept better than we have in weeks. Lyn definitely made this a home away from home for us and we were so sad to leave such comfort and beauty. We thank your for offering us such a luxurious space to have our vacation. Mahalo!
Incredible ocean side townhome!
Babs from Appleton WI on 06/04/2013 said:
Beautiful view, well kept townhome. Really loved sitting on the lanai (patio) in the evening relaxing to the ocean waves. Enjoyed walking on the tidepool rocks enjoying the wildlife. Old Hawaiian king Heiau (temple) platform right next door. Everything is well kept and clean and comfy in this townhome. A winner!
Great location and relaxation on the Big Island
Christine from Calgary on 05/23/2013 said:
Overall we were very satisfied with our stay at Townhome 2. Lynn was great at communicating with us and wanting to ensure we had a nice stay. It is a nice unit although not our usual tastes in terms of furniture and decor it fit well with the setting. Details and instructions provided for finding the resort and checking in we're excellent along with info on using the appliances in unit. Lots of amenities provided - all cooking utensils, bathing and beach supplies etc (the spice rack could use an update though, with some garlic, lemon, steak spice etc :) We enjoyed using the lanai and seeing and hearing the wildlife and the ocean during the day. Unfortunately we did find the sound of the surf too loud for us at night so we slept in the front room facing the mountains and found this room cooler as well (just something to be aware of if you're used to quiet nights!) The resort seems to be mostly older people and a few families, so it's quiet. We didn't use the tennis courts but they looked nice. Our only complaint was the BBQ didn't seem to be working during our stay so we were unable to bbq some fish and steaks we bought. Otherwise the grounds were well maintained. Location was great as well. Just up the hill is the shopping centre - you can walk but be warned its a steep hill! Or a short drive. Good home base for day trips to the koala coast beaches or volcanoes national park. Longer drive to hilo and Mauna Kea but not too bad. Overall we had a nice stay and would recommend this unit probably best for an older couple or family, if you are younger you may find more excitement at a hotel closer to the beaches. We did wish we had stayed at a hotel towards the end just cause we were there two weeks and were a bit bored and tired of cooking or driving to eat out. A 7 or 10 day trip in Kailuea kona would be perfect and this townhouse a nice home base from which to explore the island.
Everything promised and more!
Rhonda from Livermore on 05/14/2013 said:
The sunsets from the lanai were gorgeous and the gecko's were entertained us every night. Views, views and more views. From the kitchen, living room and upstairs bedroom and bathroom. The condo was clean,quite and very private. The furniture was tasteful and with a classic Hawaiian influence. Chairs, coolers, towels all provided for your outings. We loved the location and enjoyed the Kona Coast and all it had to offer. Restaurants close by (walking distance) and just 5 miles away from Kona itself. Snorkeling a 10 minute walk or a quick drive. The pool was nice(and big) for a quick dip. The tidepools in front were fun to explore and watch for the turtles. The BBQ is very close and we loved Bbq'ing fresh fish from Sun Dried Fish (on the way to coffee country) or from the local market up the hill. We found many new favorite spots and can't wait to come back. We would definitely stay in the same townhome again. The trip to Mauna Kea and the telescope tour was fun. We hit Waimea for lunch on our way home. Lyn really seemed to care about our stay and her second home. All in all, a wonderful vacation!
Sea side bliss
Kellie from Dalmeny, NSW, Australia on 12/04/2012 said:
You are literally right on the water, hearing and seeing the waves so close was wonderful, the townhouse was equipped with everything you could possibly need, very clean, spacious, in a beautiful quiet location and a great location to visit everything easily. It was great to have direct access to the beach and with calm conditions you can snorkel within steps of your accommodation. It was everything we hoped for and more.
Aloha Kellie, We are glad to hear you enjoyed our unique location so near the waves and beach-did you see some turtles in the surf? It makes us very happy to hear that you found that our townhome # 2 not only met but exceeded your expectations. It is what we strive for. I hope you'll be able to return and enjoy it all again soon.
Mahalo, Lyn and Al
A week in paradise
Surf and sun from Monterey, CA on 10/25/2012 said:
Our stay at unit 2 was wonderful. Ocean breezes and the sound of surf right out the door helped to make our stay a magic one. The unit was clean and well stocked. Beach towels and gear were available and in constant use. We didn't use the air conditioning once as every room has at least one fan. We were located close to the shopping center right up the hill and the snorkel and surfing beach 5 minutes up the road. Thumbs up from the five of us!
Aloha Patrick, I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time-it's what we hope everyone will experience. Our unique location certainly makes it all 'magical' as you say. We hope to have your return sometime soon.
Mahalo, Al and Lyn, Owners
The best place at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club
Tom from Seattle on 09/14/2012 said:
We've stayed at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club before and can say for certain that this is the best unit in the entire complex. For starters, walk out the back door and you're on the beach! There's a small path that leads to a real sand beach--which is different from almost all of the other units in this complex because they have views but no real beach access. The unit has modern appliances and is nicely furnished. It includes everything you'll need during your stay--when we were there there was shampoo, conditioner, soap,sun-block, bug repellant, hair dryers, iron and ironing board and all the beach equipment you can think of: boogie boards, beach chairs, snorkels, masks, fins . . . hope I'm not leaving anything out. There was also a good collection of Dvds, CDs and VHS tapes for entertainment in the evening. And the owner has detailed instructions that tell you how every gadget in the place works--no guessing or trial and error. I couldn't think of a better deal.
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our beachfront location and easy proximity to a great beach for walking along the surf for sunning, dabbling your toes, exploring the reef and perhaps seeing a turtle swimming or snoozing. We strive to have all the comforts provided for our guests as well as making the decor attractive and well-maintained. Isn't is wonderful to have music to underscore our incredible location? The movies are also great for 'relaxation time' stretching out on our sectional couch or big chair after a long day of active explorations. I'm glad you made use of our beach equipment provided (we have those coolers too :))
We hope you are able to return again soon to enjoy "the best unit in the entire complex" as you say!!
Al and Lyn
Stunning place for a family to stay
Yelena B from New York City, New York on 09/05/2012 said:
We loved this place. The ocean was right outside our back door, with a dramatic view of surf crashing against a lava-rock coast. The grounds were beautiful and beautifully maintained. The townhome itself was furnished in a simple, beautiful and coordinated style, not at all pretentiously. All appliances and plumbing worked. The pool was clean and the atmosphere friendly. One of the reasons that we stayed here was that it is close to a public beach known for good snorkeling. We were not disappointed there, either. We snorkeled with a sea turtle our first day, much to our kid's delight. Later in the week, we found a sea turtle basking in the afternoon sun on a beach within a 1-minute walk of the townhome. Wow! We would love to come back and would recommend this place to family and friends.
Burning Rio from San Rafael, CA on 06/07/2012 said:
For a first-time visitor to the Big Island, there could have been nothing sweeter, conveniently located, immaculate, comfortable and priced just right. Experienced visitors will also find this condo on the beach, beautiful and a joy to use as your Hawai'i "base camp". One note for those who may have trouble sleeping: the primary bedroom faces to the beach and the sound of the surf (while soothing for this reviewer) may at times be intense. In summary, from beginning to end, this was a exceptional experience. We'll be back!
Wonderful place to stay
debbiemon from rincon ga on 12/22/2011 said:
The townhome was clean and the noise level was low. We had a great time and the view from the townhome was spectacular. The only thing I would like is softer beds!
Nice condo, but dated
anonymous from Iowa City on 07/11/2011 said:
A nice condo close to the ocean. This is an older property and it's showing its age in terms of appointments, decor, etc. It would be much more comfortable with furniture that fits - it's a bit claustrophobic with large, dark wood furniture. The owners have it well-supplied with staples, cleaning supplies, tennis rackets, beach stuff, etc. The notebook is very informative. The pool was nice, but be prepared to watch mice (!) come to drink from the pool. Lots of bugs around - we had a few large "roommates" during our visit when lights came on upstairs at night.
We are glad our guests were happy with the way the condo was supplied, its many amenities and its location, but a suggestion that the dÃ©cor of our townhouse #2 is dated requires a response.
We have spent considerable time finding items of furniture and art that have the feel of Hawaii. Our quality teak and mahogany pieces were purchased 6 years ago from specialized furniture stores on the island that are aware of oceanfront living where only certain woods can be used. The sectional couch with rattan and refrigerator with ice-maker are only 6 months old. The king size bed in the master bedroom is a tropical dream, perfect in a setting where youâll find yourself mesmerized by the ocean cove that lies directly outside the townhome at the entrance to the white/black sand beach. This itself earns a five star mark from the romantics among our guests.
The condo complex itself is newly painted, tennis courts re-surfaced, new roof and parking lots re-surfaced. It is also sprayed regularly to deal with âcrittersâ. By the way, weâve never seen a mouse at the pool. The furniture on our lanai is nearly new and the tiled surface, its protected position, ocean view, and ceiling fan make it a great place to hang out and relax, particularly for morning coffee and evening meals while watching the activities on the ocean.
We try to bring Hawaii to our guests not necessarily the latest trends.
Aloha, Al and Lyn (owners) KKSRC - 2
doc from kansas city on 06/27/2011 said:
The townhome is at an excellent location. Very clean, organized and well stocked. Next time though if I visit Hawaii in June would like airconditioning on the upper floor as well since it does get warm upstairs even with the exhaust and open windows. We did end up using the sofa bed downstairs rather than the both rooms upstairs as it was cooler. Would like to mention that the tel no for the local contact in Kona needs updating as I tried to call with one provided only to realize it had changed. Having mentioned that I would like to say we still all in all did enjoy our stay at your place, I loved your naturistic decor and attention to details.Thank you
olga Soboleva from san francisco on 06/10/2011 said:
We really enjoyed staying in this unit. I think it's a perfect home and a perfect location. It was beautiful, clean, comfortable and we had absolutely everything we needed. I'll definitely be back!
Best Value in the Hawaiian Islands!
Shannon Spence from Portland OR on 11/24/2010 said:
Great condo right on the edge of the world! This condo is not for nervous lovers because the arms of the sea are going to wrap themselves all around you and hold you tight all night! Wake to the sound of the ocean just beyond your bedroom window, rub the sleep of the best night's rest in your life from your eyes, and look outside to see the beauty of palm trees and the Pacific Ocean spread out before you like the most beautiful painting in the world. Unit 2 affords wonderful accommodations at very reasonable rates with everything you need to make your trip to Hawaii memorable, affordable, and oh-so hassle free. One of the best shopping centers on the Island is just 2 minute's drive away, and one of the best snorkeling spots in the entire Hawaiian Islands -- shallow, warm, clear, safe, abundant fish and turtles -- is just ten minute's walk, or two minutes in the car. Enjoy the area's most desirable amenities - dining, swimming, shopping, golf -- all within just minutes' drive from your beautiful condo. Would we return to this spot in Paradise ever again? Oh yes, yes yes yes! In fact, we've been back three times! If you are still reading this then you need to stop and make your reservations now, before another reader sees this, and gets the reservation before you do. Hurry to Paradise!!! (Don't forget your sunscreen!)
A Little Slice of Heaven
R.Wilson from Greenville, SC on 11/01/2010 said:
Very clean,organized townhome. Includes anything you might need on a fabulous Hawaiian Holiday. The view from the master bedroom is beyond your wildest dream. The sounds of the surf and morning birds ease you to the fine Kona coffee each morning.
Wonderful & Peaceful
Linda from Willow Creek on 10/05/2010 said:
It's beautiful and peaceful. The town house faces the ocean and you hear the waves as you doze off to sleep. You wake up to a beautiful view each morning. It's close to Fair Winds and only a mile from the beach. Sunsets are beautiful and Kona is a sleepy little town with fun shops and excellent food.
Mary from Texas on 09/24/2010 said:
The townhouse was perfect for all 5 of us. Everything was very clean and well labeled. The kitchen had every utensil one could imagine and plenty of spices for cooking Waimea steaks. The beds were very comfortable and we slept well every night. Don't pass this vacation jewel up - you will never find a better home away from home near all the fun things to do.
Nothing is better than watching a Hawaiian Sunset!
The Dehazes, Oregon from Sherwood, OR on 08/04/2010 said:
We made sure we were home everynight to watch the sunset from our patio. It was private and a spectaular view! After getting up from a comfortable sleep (listening to the waves crash through our bedroom window) we had a fun filled day snorkeling (using the equipment provided), sightseeing or shopping but mainly relaxing. Thank you so much for all the extras. We had a wonderful time and would reccomend this condo to anyone who is considering it.
Jeff and Leslie from Montana on 07/08/2010 said:
This townhome was perfect for our stay with children. Check-in was simple and it was easy to find, even at night. The location was great, and you are truly right on the ocean like the pictures show. We did not need the a/C as the ocean breeze was enough. The view is amazing from the main bedroom and hearing the waves and seeing the ocean when you wake up was a highlight of our trip. There were a lot of amenities as listed on the website and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and more. It was very convenient having coolers, beach towels and beach toys available for use. Our favorite part of our stay was walking on the beach right outside the backdoor. The only thing we didn't like were the blinds in the living area (a couple of slats were missing and they fall out when you close them). We would definitely return here and recommend it to our friends.
Aloha Jeff and Leslie, We are so happy that you found our wonderful townhome # 2 perfect for you as many of our guests have as well. Listening as well as seeing the waves directly in front of our townhome and then being able to walk right out to the beach is amazing and unique. I'm glad you enjoyed all the amenities we have supplied for your beach enjoyment as well as in the kitchen.
We wanted to thank you for letting us know about the louvered blinds off the lanai. I immediately contacted our housekeeper who purchased them and they have been replaced! We appreciate having information like this so that we can continue to keep our townhome in excellent condition for our guests. We do hope to have you return again in the future.
Mahalo, Lyn and Al Magorno
An amazingly beautiful place to stay.
Linda M from Pahoa, HI on 06/18/2010 said:
We had a wonderful time, The townhouse was beautifully decorated and very convenient to the Hawaiian sanctuary, snorkeling and Kailua-Kona, but out of the hustle and bustle.. The ocean was just beyond our patio and we saw sea turtles, paddlers and fishing boats while we walked on the beach. The staff were very nice and helpful. We will definitely go again.
Hawaii with Laundry
Ma Load Ha from Indianapolis IN on 05/27/2010 said:
Pro: Excellent location, quiet, clean and just enough room for four adults. Friendly and helpful neighbors. Con: AC only adequate for lower level not bedrooms and it leaked on floor if on for more than an hour. Don't purchase this option. Hidden surprise- before you leave you have to wash all the bedding and towels or face $25 a load charge and the washer is a compact apartment size. It is impossible to leave only two loads because the king size bed alone is two loads. So expect to spend the end of your hard earned and paid for vacation doing chores.
We want our guests to enjoy their time on the Big Island to the fullest. All we ask is that guests keep the townhouse reasonably clean and keep up with wash as it accumulates--extra cleaning is always appreciated but no last minute wash marathons required. Our policy toward cleaning is not a secret but clearly posted both in the booking information and in a summary of it and other information posted on the refrigerator. It is only in rare cases of extreme negligence that we have ever issued extra charges. In this case obviously none were issued.
As to the downstairs air conditioner, we installed it because a number of guests felt in hot weather it is nice to bath in a blast of cool air upon arrival and when returning from long adventures. It is almost impossible to install A/C upstairs in the louvered windows as well as blocking off the incredible view. The cross ventilation from louvered windows is generally sufficient, especially along with the ceiling fans and attic fan provided. A/C is an option not offered by most other townhouses. The leaking we assume is minimal and on the outside lanai, caused by evaporation. We will have our on-island contact and cleaner investigate this.
Review after review has suggested the merits of townhouse 2 from our unique location on a beautiful cove with reef laced beach to our lanai with dining table, lounge and ceiling fan to fully equipped kitchen to large locker filled with beach gear and beach towels to pleasant amenities and decor throughout.
We expect our guests to have a wonderful time and return time after time as many of our guests do
First Time in Hawaii - Couldn't Have Been Better
Kyle F from Simi Valley, CA on 05/19/2010 said:
The minute we stepped in the door of Townhome 2, we knew we'd picked the right place. Stayed for 5 nights, and they were over way too fast. Loved the lanai (amazing sunsets!) and the path leading down the salt and pepper beach. The container full of beach equipment was so convenient (we had a blast using the snorkels provided to see all sorts of colorful fish at Kahaluu Beach Park). I'd definitely stay here again...I'm getting a little "homesick" for the place as I'm writing this review! Mahalo.
First time in Hawaii - great digs and super location
RW from Minnesota from Duluth, Minnesota on 02/26/2010 said:
The Townhome was everything we expected. Since it was our first time in Hawaii we were excited to stay close / right on the ocean. We could hear the waves as they rolled in. To our surprise we saw whales right there in front of our Townhome. The neighbors were friendly as well as helpful. I found out that a whale breached some 20+ times right out in front of the Townhome. Prior to visiting I really appreciated the quick and complete response I received when I asked questions. We snorkeled for the first time at a nearby beach. When snorkeling we used the body-boards provided. They really helped. The layout met our needs and the kitchen was well equipped. It was a great 5 days!
Was sorry to have to leave townhome #2
mtd from Santa Barbara, CA on 01/08/2010 said:
We had a wonderful stay. The condo was very nice. The location was great, far enough from town, but not too far, and close to shopping. The people at the complex were very nice and friendly. Being close to the beach was nice, my husband went fishing a lot and we saw some turtles the day before we left. The condo had everything we needed and was very comfortable. I would love to go back again some day.
Perfect oceanfront location
Nic from Los Angeles on 10/15/2009 said:
We loved staying at the Kona Surf and Raquet Club TH 2 during the Ironman. It was so nice to fall asleep listening to the crashing waves directly beneath our window. Our 2 boys (4 and 2) loved the tidepools in front, snorkeling a short walk away, and spotting geckos while dining on the lanai. The TH is nicely furnished with everything you need for your stay thoughtfully provided (beachgear too).
Great Ocean Front Location
Eddy from Cleveland, OH on 08/27/2009 said:
The condo was as pictured with the best aspect being the waves just outside the Master Bedroom window. We even had a turtle in the surf on a couple of occasions. Stayed with two teenagers and we all had a great time. Many activities in the area with the public beach a short walk down the street. (no access along the shore) Snorkel or learn to surf there with most other activities a short drive away. The condo was well maintained and I would recommend the air conditioner in late July for those of us from cooler climates. All-in-All: Well Pleased
Beautiful, Practical, Comfortable, Efficient
Annette Mc from Houston Texas on 08/16/2009 said:
Our condo was the "operational headquarters" for our daughter's wedding there in the Big Island. There were 6 of us staying there. We found the space well laid out, comfortable beds, well-stocked dishes & kitchen items, and just a lot of thought put into everything in general. Even the fold-out sofa was comfortable. (We slept well!) The decor was breezy-island, and the view out on the lanai was wonderfully relaxing with the ocean so close. The little black-sand beach (less than 100 yards away) made for wonderful exploration among the tide pools. Great place.
We'd do it again
Karen Silberman from Scottsdale, Arizona on 08/01/2009 said:
The townhouse (#2) was terrific and the grounds are wonderful. One of the extras in townhouse #2 is that there is the availability of air conditioning if it is needed. We didn't need it but it's one of the few oceanfront townhouses that have AC. The decor is very nice and the place is immaculate and maintained beautifully. Linens and kitchen furnishings are plentiful. The location of the unit within the complex assures that it is very quite. We particularly enjoyed being able to be right on the ocean and feel the breezes, hear the waves at night and sit on the patio for breakfast. The next time we're on the Big Island we would definitely rent this unit again.
JLJackman from Claremont, California on 05/29/2009 said:
Nice condo, clean and no bugs. Great location for families - almost wasted for a couple! We did not understand there was Air Conditioning available. If it had been summer we would have wanted it!! We loved the location and the condo. The bedding was a bit tired and wished we had brought our own pillows. This is a small issue in the scheme of things. Nicely kept up and great amenities. Thanks!
Air Conditioning is available both at purchase time, and during your stay (instructions in condo). New bedding, pillows, comforter, and accent pillows have been purchased and installed.
Maya/NYC from New York City on 05/28/2009 said:
This was our first stay on the Kona Coast. The home was very warm and inviting. I felt like I was staying at a friend's house. My wife and loved all the personal touches. We spent long leisurly breakfasts sitting on the patio looking at the ocean which was only steps away. I especially liked the pass-through window from the kitchen to the patio. Also I loved the coffee grinder so I could enjoy all the locally grown coffees. The location was great as we walked to a great snorkeling beach everyday. The shopping center nearby was very handy too. Overall the whole experience was great and I can't wait to return.
Best location imaginable!
mirrorgrinder from Acton, CA on 05/06/2009 said:
Despite having grown up on Oahu, I had not been to Kona in over 30 years. I took my Kamaaina parents, brother and husband to the Big Island for a family vacation. The condo was nothing short of perfect. It had plenty of room and was equipped with everything we could need. In all my years in HI, I had never stayed where you could hear the surf out your window, nor seen the whales froliking from the lanai. I hope to return someday soon. I could not imagine anyone being disappointed with this place!
Michael Wong from Toronto, Ontario on 05/01/2009 said:
The place was exactly and even better than what was advertised on the website. I was thoroughly impressed with the location and amenities at the unit. Overall the best feature for this unit is it's closeness to the water. The sliding door in the backyard which faces the water was no more than 40 feet from where the surf breaks. I will definately book again here! Mike
Peaceful Vacation Experience
Pufahl from Los Gatos, California on 04/23/2009 said:
This townhoue and complex are ideally located in a quite area that is close to shopping, golf and nearby towns. This is right on the ocean. If you like hearing a loud surf when you sleep, this is the place for you. Superb place to spend an evening on the back patio and lawn. Its very peaceful. The townhouse itself is very well equipped. Full kitchen, living room, TV, wireless, 2 nice bathrooms. 6 people could stay here comfortably although we had only 4. I will stay here again next time I visit Kona.
Wish we didn't have to leave!!
Alex Conti from Fredonia, New York on 04/23/2009 said:
First of all, let me start by saying what a terrific vacation our entire stay in the Hawaiian Islands ended up being. We started in Kauai (7 days)and finished up in Maui for 4 days. Between those two Island adventures we stayed on the Big Island at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club. The stay couldn't have been more enjoyable. The renter was the most accommodating person you could have hoped for and the condo was not only affordable but it was so close to the ocean you could kick a stone to it. (Which is a lot closer than one could ever throw a stone.) The Town House was comfortable and clean and very convenient to get to. The neighbors were extremely nice and the gated community itself was an excellent facility. I would like to thank Lyn and Al Magorno for allowing us to rent their awesome home. Thanks to you, my wife and two kids (16 and 18) had the best vacation of our lives. Thanks, Alex
Deal of the Century
wendyincolorado from Fort Collins, colorado on 04/17/2009 said:
This property is Hawaii's best kept secret. The unit is beautiful and comfortable, providing all the vacation essentials. The owners are fabulous- very friendly and generous. I love the sound of the surf crashing as I laid in the king-size bed in the master bedroom. can't wait to go back!
Steve from Canyon, CA on 04/16/2009 said:
Great place, on the ocean, quiet except for the waves.
Best place on Kona
Hans from Chapel Hill, NC on 04/14/2009 said:
Close to everything, except the beach and above all -it hardly ever rains during the rainy season.
Sunsets in paradise
joanne z from Reisterstown, MD on 04/06/2009 said:
This is an very clean townhome with a great, unobstructed ocean view from the lanai. The owners provided all the conveniences, including their recommendations for local vendors, which worked out very well for us. The location of the unit was perfect with a large expanse of beach to roam right out the back door. We'd go back there in a heartbeat!
Beautiful and Well Equipped Kona Property
SSSteve from St. Louis MO on 04/04/2009 said:
I did a lot of research on Hawaii rentals, and found the rates and accomodations for the Aloha Condos rentals to be very competitive. This was a lovely property. The only minor complaint I initially had was that the property was not air conditioned - but being right on the ocean - and having nice attic fan ventilation - this really wasn't a problem. I found the property to be nicely decorated and very comfortable. The views of the ocean are stunning. Leaving was a heartbreaker. Note that while the property is right on the ocean - it isn't so much "beach front", as this is a fairly rocky cove. Very nice however - with salt and pepper colored sand and great snorkeling nearby. Overall - it is a beautiful big-island property. btw - I rented another condo from the same owners at on Maui - the Maui Kai unit 504. It was a bit more expensive - but I liked that property even more - a 5th floor, oceanfront condo with a big balcony and whole-unit-wide glass doors. I suspect any of the rentals in these developments are nice - but I can say with authority from personal experience that townhouse # 2 at the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club Resort and Maui Kai, unit 504 are exceptional.
Thank you so much for your comments. We've just installed Air Conditioning (A/C) in the condo this past week so that our guests can stay cool this summer.
Lyn & Al Magorno, Owners
bddowell from South Jersey on 04/03/2009 said:
My granddaughter, husband and I finished our Hawaiian vacation at this townhome in Kailua-kona. The home, although one of the older units, was very clean, nicely decorated and peaceful. The view from our bedroom was wonderful and we fell asleep each evening to the sound of the waves. It is close to some of the nicest beaches and the best snorkling I've seen on any of the islands. If we needed a change of scenery, (who would?), day trips to Volcano and Hilo are an adventure worth taking. The neighbors are friendly and very helpful and the outdoor market just a few minutes away was a treat. We usually stay on the north shore of Oahu but have decided to return to Kona again on our next visit to this beautiful land.
Townhouse #2 - Excellent!
frank from Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA on 04/03/2009 said:
Townhouse #2 is a two-bedroom town house which the owners have made very welcoming to guests. In addition to the expected boogie boards and beach towels, there were tennis rackets and balls to use on the (free) tennis courts at the resort. The kitchen is well-stocked with pots and pans, cooking implements, and seasonings and spices. The location is perfect, right on the shore, with the waves lapping outside the windows every night. Meals on the lanai were special. We recommend this unit very highly.
Perfect Vacation Spot
Michelle from Las Vegas on 04/02/2009 said:
This is the perfect vacation spot for a couple or family. We loved the location. It is on the dry side of the island where you can watch the sunset. In the morning the tidepools are amazing. There are great swimming/snorkleing beeches nearby. The condo has many extras furnished, like a cooler for picnics, tennis equipment, beach equipment and towels, movie library and local books/info. I wish we would have stayed longer on the big island. There is so much to do and we did not get enough time to just relax and enjoy the condo.
A wonderful vacation.
Vacationing Middle-aged Couple from Santa Cruz County on 06/24/2013 said:
We stayed 8 days in early June and had a wonderful stay. The condo was perfect with a small exception involving the air conditioner. The one night we tried using the aC, we found only the downstairs was effectively cooled, while all the bedrooms upstairs stayed fairly warm (the air conditioning unit is only downstairs). Luckily for us, it wasn't particularly hot during our week stay, so it proved to be only a small blip in what otherwise was a perfect week. Thank you!
Great value, close to everything!
Stan L from Santa Clara, CA on 04/08/2013 said:
The townhouse is quite comfortable, and the view is impossible to beat - with dolphins and whales right in front of the lanai! Close to one of the best snorkeling spots on islands - 2 minutes drive or a nice walk to Kahaluu Bay. Another 2 minutes to a nice - by any standard - shopping center. 10-20 minutes away from most outdoor adventures to be had in Kona. Ocean breeze keeps it cool so we never had to run aC unit. Be advised though - you are right at the ocean, so when the surf is high, the crashing waves will keep you awake. Also, the amenities do show some aging, so if you are after ultra-modern style, you will be disappointed. But everything is operational, so we were very happy overall. We plan to come back, too!
Keauhou Kona Surf and Raquet Clud- Unit 176
Shannon from Reno, NV on 03/27/2013 said:
When I walked in, I teared up! The view was amazing and I knew I was going to be in paradise for the next 7 days! We had a wonderful time while in the unit and wish we could have stayed longer. Only downer is we saw 2 cockroaches - very important to keep food tightly secured and very very clean counter tops and floors which we did. The first 3 days we were there, there was a very strong odor of fried or baked fish from the previous occupants, so I think maybe they were attracted to that. But that did not put a damper on our opinion at all! It was a++ for us!
Amazing Oceanfront Rental
Kona Girl from Alberta, CANADA on 01/23/2013 said:
Watch Whales and Dolphins frolicking off of your lanai. True ocean front. Rocky, black lava promontory (no beach, but one nearby, overlooking the beautiful, blue Pacific.
Peaceful and Relaxing Stay
Bob D from Toluca Lake, CA on 11/09/2012 said:
Unit 176 was just as described. The attention to detail was incredible. From the fully stocked kitchen and all the appliances and amenities in all the rooms,to the artwork,decor and guidebooks, we felt as comfortable as being in our own home. The unit/complex was very quiet. The one thing to be aware of is during rough seas the surf pounds against the lava rocks and it can get noisy during the night.
Very enjoyable place to stay.
Rick from Oro Valley, Arizona on 05/03/2012 said:
The condo is well furnished and equipped with most everything you need for an enjoyable stay. We did not need the aC unit in april, nice breezes and ceiling fans kept the unit cool. Close to great snorkeling and the many farmers markets nearby are a treat. Would recommend Sam Choy's new restraurant for great dining. Hope to stay there again.
Very nice place to stay
Edson from Sao Paulo on 05/02/2012 said:
I stayed at Townhome 176 with my wife, my 9-year old child and grandpa. It's a very comfortable home, with great sea view. Everything worked fine. It's so close to the sea that I would be afraid to be there during a storm! Walking distance to the mall and to an amazing beach for snorkelling.
Sleep to the sound of the surf
Past Kama'aina from Denver on 01/22/2012 said:
Excellet townhome condominium on the water south of Kailua-Kona. Well furnished and completely renovated recently, the unit is most comfortable. Located at the south end of alii Drive, the location is close to the Keauhou Shopping center and the snorkling at Kahalu`u Bay, one of the island's best snorkeling sites. The unit has a washer and drier which is most important if anyone wants to spend time in the water. The stairs could be a problem for anyone with a disability.
Peaceful relaxing visit
Peter from San Jose on 01/07/2012 said:
The condo was equipped as advertised. The ocean view was fantastic. The club/condo complex is neat & quiet. All bedrooms are located upstairs - this might be a consideration for mobility impaired, older individuals & families with very young children (unless they bring a safety gate).
Ironman from Lake Charles, LA on 10/16/2011 said:
Overall we were very pleased with our visit at Townhome 176. We came to participate in the Ironman and the location worked well. It was only a 5 mile trip race headquarters and allowed us to avoid the congestion associated with the race. The shopping center nearby was convenient and had a very good Italian restaurant which was nice for the pasta pre-load. We particularly liked the end unit location which was very private and quiet. The reserved parking spot was just a few steps away. The temperatures on Kona were unusually high for October. We utilized the first floor window aC unit but it wasn't able to cool the 2nd floor where the bedrooms are located. We're from a southern State and missed the aC on the 2nd floor, but there was a nice breeze which cooled things down by early evening. Overall we were very pleased with our stay and will probably return to this unit for a future visit.
great location - a few issues
Francois Angelelli from Sevres, France on 08/13/2011 said:
The location is just great and the sea views are amazing. We took all our meals on the terrace. The condo is nice and well furnished; there are may useful items like tennis rackets, beach seats, bodyboard, .. But the condo needs some renovation especially regarding the windows and bug screens on the first floor (big bugs can fly in). In addition, there weren't enough dishes for 4 people. The residence was very quiet (no more than 20% of the condos/houses were used). Pool, tennis and volley-vball courts are ok; please note that you should wear tennis shoes (or at least non marking shoes).
Thank you for your review of Unit 176. We are glad you enjoyed the view and location. We are checking into updating the screens and windows on the first floor. It is helpful for us to know what needs renovating, since we live so far away and only get to Hawaii once a year.
owners, condo 176
Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Townhome 176-- nice place!
Ed & Brenda M. from Champaign, IL on 07/04/2011 said:
We traveled to Kona for the marathon, which starts & ends at the Outrigger Resort approx 1/4 mile up the road (Alii Dr.). We enjoyed our stay in TH 176-- it was quiet, clean and well maintained. We used the aC one day and relied on ocean breezes to cool us the other days. Enjoyed breakfast on the lanai-- saw dolphins, outriggers, & boats pass by. Th 176 is close to a great snorkeling beach on alii Dr., just past the Outrigger Resort. The owners have booklet full of great local info (shopping, dining & sightseeing advice)-- very helpful! For our stay, TH 176 was equipped with nice extras such as snorkeling gear, beach chairs & umbrella, tennis raquets & ice chest. We left a Hawaiian fish id card for others to enjoy. I downgraded the check-in because the townhouse was wide open when we arrived. In the end, there was no problem, but it was unexpected.
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in Unit 176. Thank you for adding the identification card to the items that future guests might use. We will ask that the unit be securely locked before new guests arrive. This has not been an issue in the past so I think it probably will not happen again.
Linda Haugen, owner Townhome 176
A great place to stay
Tina from Renton, WA on 02/27/2011 said:
My husband and two adult children stayed here for a week. What a great place. Everything we needed was in the kitchen. The beds were comfortable, the condo was very clean and some beach gear in the closet under the stairs that made our adventures to the water even better. I would very happily stay here again. Grocery store was 3 minutes away. Made a trip to Costco in Kona and stocked up for the week. Loved the sound of the surf on the rocks.
Fantastic Condo with gorgeous ocean view
Hawaii Fan from Concord CA on 11/21/2010 said:
This condo is wonderful. We loved the internet access. The beds were very comfortable. The unit has excellent furnishing, lighting and large appliances. We will be staying here again!
no wave machine needed...
MMS from Mammoth Lakes, CA on 08/04/2010 said:
Condo and complex are in great shape. With the windows open the air circulation thorough the unit was excellent so no aC needed. So nice to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the waves. Being so close to the seawall, a small crab had gotten into the condo that was pretty fast runner... We did carry him back to the wall and let him go. It would be great to have a hot water kettle.
Great place to stay
Knapp family from Snohomish, WA on 04/27/2010 said:
What a delightful place to spend a week! It is right on the water so the waves can be loud but everything else made up for that. The condo was stocked with beach towels, chairs, toys, and a booklet with information about the local sites.
Perfect place for a week on the Big Island
CPJS from Ann Arbor, MI on 03/10/2010 said:
We enjoyed our week at #176 immensely. Check-in was trivially easy. We found the condo perfectly clean and bug-free and well-furnished for our needs. The ocean just outside our window, an ideal mall 2 blocks away in one direction and the best snorkeling beach 2 blocks away in the other direction. Let's see, what can I say on the negative side for objectivity's sake? disfunctional wine opener (we replaced it), couldn't get 1 of the 2 LR CD- players to work (just needed an instruction book), 1 of the 5 closets had jammed doors (wouldn't have used it anyway). We're now eager to return to the Big Island and hope to stay in #176 again.
lunastella from California on 03/05/2010 said:
Enjoyed staying at the oceanfront townhouse..great location, views, and access to one of the best snorkeling beaches on the other side of the Outrigger Hotel which we walked to, as well as walking to Keahou Shopping Center. The townhouse was nice and comfortable. Pictures reflected accurately what it was like in the flesh. Wished there were a few more cooking utensils, especially pots and pans, as we cooked in most every night. I appreciated being in an end unit.
Stunning place for a family to stay
Trish from Fairbanks, Alaska on 01/06/2010 said:
We loved this place. The ocean was right outside our back door, with a dramatic view of surf crashing against a lava-rock coast. The grounds were beautiful and beautifully maintained. The condo itself was furnished in a simple, beautiful and coordinated style, not at all pretentiously. All appliances and plumbing worked. The pool was clean and the atmosphere friendly. One of the reasons that we stayed here was that it is close to a public beach known for good snorkeling. We were not disappointed there, either. We snorkeled with a sea turtle our first day, much to our kid's delight. Later in the week, we found a sea turtle basking in the afternoon sun on a beach within a 2-minute walk of the condo. Wow! We would love to come back and would recommend this place to family and friends.
Sherill from Kenosha, WI on 11/12/2009 said:
My husband, son and daughter-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law and sister-in-law's mother had a WONDERFUL time in Hawaii. A great percentage of our good time was due to the condos where we stayed. My greatest enjoyment came from being right on the ocean and listening to the thundering surf all night long (we were in 177). Our condo was beautifully furnished, others in the family were jealous! My son and his wife were in 176 and they did not like having their laundry outside the condo.
Johnson from Fresno, CA on 08/20/2009 said:
Our family stayed for the week and we loved it! Loved that our two boys had their own room with their own beds. We slept with the sounds of the ocean right out our bedroom. Right next to Kona and lots and lots of cool snorkling/boarding beaches. Awesome view of the ocean right off our lanai. Easy check in and stocked with everything we needed for the week!
Had a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Cynthia from Ontario Canada on 08/06/2009 said:
My sister and I stayed for one week. It was easy to find even in the dark. The ground were well maintained and the people friendly although we meet very few due to our travels around the island. Access to the complex area was gated with easy keypad entry. The condo was clean, with a lot of items we did not expect (soap - enough to do the dishes for our week stay, cleaning products, fans in every room, and a foreman grill etc.) This condo was quiet with a good view of the water. The beds were comfortable and the washroom well supplied. I particularly like the shower in the downstairs bathroom. Location wise, it was excellent. Very close to a mall area with a grocery store and a large pharmacy. The drive into Kona was fairly short with no real traffic to worry about. The complex had a good size pool close to our unit. In front of every unit, there was an abundance of flowering plant. The gardens and ground were well cared for and improvements were continually being made with more trees being planted during our visit and we enjoyed walking around the complex viewing the lovely landscaping. It was peaceful setting with no loud noises during any part of the day. We would definitely recommend it to a couple and families.
Lee from Santa Clara, CA on 04/16/2009 said:
Great stay. Will definitely rent a unit on the property again
Konnie from Colorado on 04/07/2009 said:
It was awesome! My husband and I along with two of our grown children spent a week here! We will be back! It was very clean - had all the extra's that anybody would ever want for! My husband and I had been to Hawaii numerous times but always stayed in a motel - never again!
Quiet, secluded getaway
Frozen Canucks from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on 04/03/2009 said:
What a fantastic place to get away from it all! This unit is right on the ocean - at night you can open the windows in the master bedroom and listen to the ocean waves crashing. The location is ideal - right at the end of the road leading past all the other units. The road actually ends before the building where this condo is situated, so the front door opens onto a small walkway, a nice lawn, and the tennis courts. The entire condo complex is very quiet. There is a nice pool and we were often the only ones swimming or playing tennis. The condo has tennis rackets, balls, beach chairs, beach umbrellas - it was just like being at home! There is a nice big-screen TV, and high speed Internet access if you bring your laptop. Outside on the patio facing the ocean you'll find a table, chairs and a wicker couch where you can sit and relax. There is a small barbecue which is great for grilling fresh fish from the market. We ate all of our meals on the patio. Just up the hill is a shopping center with a fantastic grocery store that has a phenomenal hot deli with great ribs and fried chicken. You can also get fresh sushi and poke. Just a few minutes north on the road toward town is a great Farmer's Market with incredible fruits and vegetables. There is a sandy beach that you can walk to in about 10 minutes - a very pleasant walk north along the ocean. Nice snorkeling and quite a few green sea turtles. Just on the south side of the condo complex is a beautiful golf course. A lot of people walk there in the evening and sit on the grass under the palm trees to watch the sunset - hoping to see the Green Flash! We didn't see it, but the sunset experience was outstanding nevertheless The pictures on the web site are very accurate, so check them out. We would highly recommend this home, and hope to be able to return there soon.
great location, condo need updating
shawn from sj, ca on 04/02/2009 said:
we own a condo at the Surf and Racquet club, therefore know the area well. ours was booked and we needed to stay there. so we rented this place. we found it in need of updating and a good cleaning! its not what we expected.
Renter from China on 04/02/2009 said:
This complex is one of the best in the Keauhou area, and there are many nice units here. Still, I believe Townhome 176 is among the best and most nicely furnished of them. We rented a condo because after a hotel stay in Oahu we wanted to drive right up to our door, and hang out on a patio directly facing the ocean. Before we even arrived at the condo we stopped at a large supermarket just around the corner for all the food, snacks and drinks we'd need. That's a big plus to me, being able to grab a cold one from the fridge and watch the waves hit the rocks just outside the livingroom. The first night I had to get used to the sound of the waves out our window but I missed it when we left. Though it's fun to scramble on the lava rocks a bit, be advised that there isn't any good beach walkable from this place. And the one decent beach a short drive away is a bit crowded and the reef destroyed by over touristing. I suggest driving to Waikoloa which is a great, great beach. Quick drive from here to the restaurants and bars of downtown Kailua-Kona, shopping, etc. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything from pots and pans to spices to plastic wrap, so you can really enjoy meals 'at home'. We caught some fish and grilled them up on the barbecue while watching the killer SUNSET. Beach towels, linens, TV, wifi internet, stereo, etc. - it's all there. Enjoy!!
Great Family Vacation Condo
PDXLeeAnne from Portland, OR on 04/02/2009 said:
We loved everything about this condo. It was very casual and nothing fancy but had everything we needed for a family of 4. The complex it's located in was quiet (except for the surf) and very close to the grocery store and Longs Drugs, for those last minute trips for more POG or whatever we might need. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, small appliances and even a few staples and spices which I really appreciated. There were plenty of towels, and the extras (chairs, mats,tennis rackets, etc.) were great to have.
great ocean view
tory from Texas on 04/01/2009 said:
Great ocean view, peaceful and pleasant surroundings and convient to town....had ants when we arrived and the AC was not worth the money (AC in kitchen therefore the kitchen was very cool and the rest of the place very warm). My parents rented next door and paid the same as us for a much nicer place with an AC in the living room that cooled the entire home.
outstanding from every perspective, especially value and ambienc
Robert/Glenna LaPlante from Surrey BC Canada on 11/04/2013 said:
Upon first entry we were greeted by a large fruit basket which set the tone for the rest of the stay. The home was beautifully furnished, very clean and well cared for. Tennis courts and the pool were out the front door. Lava rocks and surf out the back. Sunsets were wonderful.Snorkeling was good within walking distance, to glorious off Captain Cook monument, with other good spots in between. Visitors have to be prepared for long drives to get many places on this island but the pace is slow with very different landscapes to traverse along the way.
Exactly as advertised
Ash & 'ohana from Keaau, HI on 10/23/2013 said:
Everything was available for us .. truly, all you need are your clothes and your groceries!! It was a great 4-day getaway from the hustle and bustle of the 'real' world. Very relaxing and enjoyable! We're hoping to rent the unit again. Some of the ceiling fans weren't working properly, but other than that, the unit was exactly as described. Mahalo nui loa - a hui hou!
Lauren from San Pedro on 08/09/2013 said:
What a wonderful location to stay in Hawaii! We loved the wonderful views from the condo and the sound of the waves lulled us to sleep at night. Very well outfitted condo with everything you could need and more to have a wonderful stay. We enjoyed the location for getting around Kona and also the pool and views during our stay. Very clean and very comfortable!
The ulitimate place to stay on Hawaii!!!
JVH from Freont, CA on 07/05/2013 said:
This was our first trip together to the big island (myself, my wife, and my mother). The condo was great! Every amenity we needed and more. The location (short of beach-side) is superb! We enjoyed our meals looking out at the Pacific on the lanai each morning and evening. The sunsets were awesome! We will definitely be staying here again on a future trip (the Big Island was our favorite so far...much better than Oahu and Maui). Everything went smoothly and it was incredibly relaxing (no noisy neighbors, etc.). Simply an outstanding experience and one that we are looking forward to again! You will love this condo!
Gorgeous Townhouse and Great Location!
Jan from Wood Lake, MN on 05/28/2013 said:
Our family stayed at this townhome for our first trip to the big island. It had everything we needed for going to the beaches. Beautiful resort with great pool area. The decor is beautiful and very homey. We really loved having a bath on each floor (the shower dispensers were great). The lanai right on the ocean was such a treat. The only negative was that the surf got high on our last night necessitating closing up the ocean side of the lower level. That high surf was a wonder to behold, however! Absolutely loved the wonderful fruit and treat basket--we enjoyed it all. We didn't take the a/C and didn't need it with the ocean breezes coming through the home and the ceiling fans. We took advantage of the grill that was available for our use to grill some fresh fish we bought at Bite Me Fish Market--yummy! The kitchen was very well equipped. This is a gated resort, so was very secure. If we're ever lucky enough to come to the Big island again, we'll definitely stay here again.
We had a wonderful trip!
Melissa from Henderson, NV on 04/02/2013 said:
We were so pleased upon arrival at our town home. Everything was provided, including kitchen amenities and items to use at the beach. This was a big deal for us. We loved sitting out on the lanai and watching the sunsets. The location is private and gated, with beautiful surroundings. The kids also loved the pool area. Shopping and grocery store was convenient and very close by. Will definitely recommend to friends and come back!
Gorgeous view, well equipped condo with everything we needed
Winter traveller from Wilsonville on 02/09/2013 said:
Oceanfront condo, very comfortable for 4. We enjoyed watching whales, dolphins, outriggers -- all the action right from our unit. The owner provided everything we could possibly need for our stay. I highly recommend this lovely place to stay in paradise!
We would stay here again
Wally and Sandy from Beaverton, OR on 02/05/2013 said:
This townhome suited our needs perfectly - ocean front with the surf pounding! The owner has done a very nice job with the decor. The kitchen was well stocked with whatever we needed. It was clean when we arrived. This is nicely located. We found no problem in seeing the entire island from this location for day trips. We had a repair issue that needed attention while we were there. The local contact did the repair in a very timely manner. Rentors need to be aware of a step down between the entry and the main living area. We arrived in the dark, turned on the lights, and didn't look down. We were admiring the accomodations as we walked.
Can't wait till next time
Allen from Portland, Oregon on 01/15/2013 said:
This was by far the easiest and most efficient reservation I have ever had. Everything about this property was spot on and the location/ambiance was perfect. I love to cook and the kitchen had every appliance I wanted, I was very pleased at this. The place was very clean and well furnished. We used the exhaust fan as the sun went down and never needed the aC, it was just perfect. I found the location to be awesome, near the end of the units so not a lot of foot or car traffic. And it was very near the pool and tennis courts. Bottom line. I have recommended this place to many many friends and families. Every detail was set forth to make my stay memorable and it was carried out to the fullest, even received a gift basket upon arrival. I will be back!
Great location by the ocean.
Katz from Houston on 12/09/2012 said:
My family enjoyed staying at Condo 177. There were great restaurants, beaches, and attractions all within a short drive or walk of the condo. I would highly recommend Condo 177.
It was perfect!
Julie & Brian from Moose Creek on 10/26/2012 said:
It was centrally located. The pool is a great size. The mall nearby was very handy. Parking was very close to the condo. The furniture was very comfortable. I would definitely come back to Townhome 177! The flora and trees and grounds are well maintained. Paradise.
pmill from Fullerton, CA on 08/26/2012 said:
Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Townhome 177 was marvelous. It is clean, modern, and tastefully decorated. The ocean views are beautiful and our family of four slept very comfortably. The welcome basket when we arrived was a very nice touch. We purchased the ability to have air conditioning, I am not sure you really need it. The location of the surf and racquet club is perfect. Close to the Kona coffee farms and walking distance to the best snorkeling that we experienced on the Big Island at Kahaluu Beach Park. We ate in a lot, and the kitchen had everything we needed except cooking spray. We would not hesitate to stay here again. The only thing that would have made it better is direct beach access, sometimes difficult to find on the Big Island. Highly Recommend.
Everything we needed
Kim B from Westerville, Ohio on 06/19/2012 said:
We can't say enough about our recent stay in Townhome 177. It was warm, inviting and had everything we needed. The furniture and linens were top notch. The amenities were great. We used the beach gear, coolers and snorkeling equipment--all just right for our needs. The central location was perfect for sight seeing and just relaxing. Our entire trip was lovely and we are so happy we called Townhome 177 our home! We would definitely stay here again.
Home away from Home
Pasty WHT from Toronto, ON on 05/05/2012 said:
Thank you to Chuck and Kathleen for a great vacation. We wished we could have stayed longer! Beautiful, quiet and the perfect location. Anything you could possibly need or desire were at our finger tips.
Great first visit to Hawaii
Grant from Alexandria on 03/16/2012 said:
Had a fantastic time at the townhouse. Loved the location - right by a fantastic beach for snorkeling and surfing lessons, and plenty of good and interesting restaurants nearby. Played tennis every day on the well-lit courts. Saw a large pod of dolphins the first morning, and whales periodically breaching throughout the week. Loved the variety of birds in the morning as well. The a/C was locked when we arrived, but Chuck and Bruce quickly responded and came to unlock it and even refunded us for the time that it took them to get there, great customer service! Enjoyed the snorkeling equipment, guidebooks, and kitchen appliances included - our one suggestion would be to update the binder put together by the owners since some of the info was out of date (the wi-fi for instance). Mahalo!
Robert & Dorothy from Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada on 02/22/2012 said:
Townhome 177 was simply one of the best self-catering accommodations that we have experienced through many years of world travel. The oceanside setting is unparalleled, and the views are to die for. We especially appreciated the tasteful decor, the pounding surf at the very foot of our lanai, and the unforgettable sight of humpback whales breaching as we feasted every morning on pineapple, local pastries and Kona coffee. Paradise indeed!
Rhode Island Crew from East Greenwich on 01/06/2012 said:
After staying 4 days in a hotel at Oahu and 2 nights in a B&B; in Hilo, our adult sons asked why I hadn't arranged condo's for the whole vacation. We enjoyed our stay, and found everything we needed to make us feel at home. It's not the fanciest place, but neither is our own house. We especially appreciated the washer and dryer and the supply of detergent! The fruit basket was also a very nice touch. If we come back, it will be here.
The townhome exceeded our expectations.
Rose from Alliance, Nebraska on 11/12/2011 said:
We enjoyed the location very much. It wasn't beach front but sitting on the lanai early in the morning and evening was so peacefull and enjoyable.
Well stocked, quiet, right on the ocean.
Hawaii10 from North Carolina on 09/02/2011 said:
This townhouse is in a great, quiet community right on the ocean (lava rock, no beach). The townhouse was stocked with everything you could need and more. We appreciated the very nice welcome basket on arrival and the use of guidebooks better than ours during our stay. Both bedrooms and a bathroom are upstairs, with another bathroom, the kitchen, dining area, and living room downstairs. There is a lanai that is partially covered and opens onto a lava rock cliff into the ocean. The lanai is not totally private as the 3 other units in this section share the same ocean view area. The only thing we could complain about is the aC is a window unit downstairs so the cool air doesn't reach the bedrooms upstairs. It's not a problem at night since open windows allow the breeze through, but it's warm up there during the day. We didn't use the extra bedroom but it would be a great rental for a family traveling with 1 or 2 children. Overall this was a nice place to stay and we would recommend it.
A memorable stay
Pierre Elyse and kids from Montreal Canada on 09/01/2011 said:
The condo is beautiful, very comfortable and well set up for our family. It had everything we needed. We enjoyed the sunsets on the terrace, the pool and tennis courts just a few step from the front door along with very nice snorkelling beaches near by. The most amazing souvenir is swimming with dolphins at the capt Cook bay, not to be missed. Thanks for everything
Lawrence nevitt from alaska on 11/22/2010 said:
Excellent communication between owner and aloha condos, management firm for condo. Owner was helpful throughout prior to booking with questions and activites available on island. Condo is well equipment compare to prior units I have stayed in. Location, location...awesome for those not wanting to be right in Kona. Resort is located off ali road, but far enough away you will not here traffic, even if outside enjoying the well groomed landscape. Love being right on the beach with the lava wall in front. Easy walk to the beach and great location for having a rental car and quick access to beautiful coastline of kona. Must be prime location for local snorkeling charters. They stop outside the unit. We saw spinners dolfins almost every morning in front of unit. One day they even swam up close to the lava wall within 15 feet of shore. The master bedroom king is very, very comfortable, a very important item for me with a bad back. Often pay high dollar for a rental and then have a poor bed...not too hard and not too soft, should of look to see if it was one of those high dollar memory foam bed, sure felt like. Owner supplied several good quality masks and snorkels along with beach items including two boogie boards. Use masks but not boards. Needed bring large beach towels, she provides mats for laying on beach plus very good size beach towels. If I return to Kona again, I hope to stay here again, will not even spend the time searching other resorts. Didn't spend anytime at resorts so can't complement on amenties, however gate access easy and tennis courts in excellent condition and well lite at night. Pool is decent size compared to others I have seen at different resorts nearby.
Nice quiet unit and very clean
Summer from Port Orange, Fl on 10/17/2010 said:
Unit was great except for: -CD player did not work -both clock/radios did not work as alarms. Purchase two better quality clock/radios. Needed an alarm to get up at 4 am the day of the ironman race. I did bring a battery powered alarm.
Mahalo for the feedback and we apologize for the inconvenience with the faulty alarm clocks and CD Player during your stay. We have had these items replaced.
We routinely visit the property to ensure everything is working properly and it is well maintained; however the ocean air shortens the life of appliances quite a bit, so we greatly appreciate and rely on the input from our guests to help keep things in working order.
MAHALO - Kathryn & Roger, Owners, Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club, Townhome 177
Beautiful and comfortable
cuyamaca traveler from Julian, CA on 07/24/2010 said:
Beautiful location, very clean, comfortable beds and full kitchen. Right on the water! Beach towels, ice chests, chairs, umbrellas, sand buckets all there. Good movie and book collection too. Very quiet since it is in a gated area. This was well worth the reasonable price, and we will use it again if we are lucky enough to go back to Hawaii. Dealing with the owner and manager was very easy, and they were very friendly.
This rental had everything we could ask for
see as much as you can while you can from Vancouver, BC on 05/29/2010 said:
This rental was beautifully decorated and clean. The beds were super comfy and the unit had everything we needed - beach items and all the gadgets/cooking spices you need in the kitchen. It's away from the touristy area of Kona resort so it was very quiet (except for the crashing surf that is 30 feet from the bedroom window)
Truly Paradise & Little Things Mean A lot!!
email@example.com from Denver,CO on 03/10/2010 said:
This is not our first trip to the Big Island and have stayed in several Condos before but this was by far the best! From the lovely guest basket / shampoo & conditioner upon arrival to the numerous amenities , that were provided we couldn't have asked for a better place. We truly only needed a bathing suit and groceries. The unit was clean, and extremely quiet and peaceful. Tastefully decorated. We appreciated the beach chairs, towels, ice chests and UMBRELLA!!! Nicely stocked pantry as well!! We spent every morning and evening on the Lanai. Numerous whale and dolphin sightings right in our private backyard! We BBQ fresh fish every night and enjoyed the beautiful ambience of unobstructed ocean view. Just 1/4 mile to best snorkel beach in Kona, you just couldn't ask for more. We were there for the Tsunami scare and impressed with the responsiveness of the caretakers. Hope to be there same time same place next year!! Only thing we didn't like was having to come home!! Tara and Eric Hendrickson
Sari from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on 03/04/2010 said:
Our stay at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club was such a wonderful experience. We enjoyed our two week stay watching the whales playing each morning from our lanai. Sleeping to the sound of the surf on the lava rock was soothing for the most part, but did get rather loud sometimes! Each evening after we explored the island we would return "home" to watch the gorgeous sunsets over the Pacific. The location was close to great shopping, fine restaurants and a beach just down the road. The townhome was amazingly well furnished with so much; we wanted for nothing. It really was magic! Thank you.
Comfort and Relaxation in Kona
Northeners from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada on 02/18/2010 said:
We were hesitant to stay at the same place we had been to 27 years ago! However, it turned out to be a wonderful choice. Being greeted with a basket of goodies and tote bag was a great surprise! The decor was wonderful, all furnishings were above average and the quality of bed linens and towels were appreciated. It was also great to have the coolers, beach mats etc. for our stay. The location worked for us with downtown a few minutes away, a grocery close by... and of course the pool a few steps away! We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets and watched the whales from the lanai. Being from the north and used to our 'quiet' mountains and snow, the noise of the waves crashing against the rocks outside the townhome took a little getting used to, but we did our best!
WorldTraveler from Ottawa, Canada on 01/31/2010 said:
Everything about our week stay was top notch. An excellent location, we were able to whale watch wile having morning coffee from the lani. The kitchen was as well equiped as any home,including spices & appliances. Nicely furnished livingroom, premium towels in the bathroom. The grounds were well taken care of and there was a good pool and tennis courts on site...nearby were excellent golf facilities and good dining. Minor things that could be done to improve the place include a full size gas BBQ and a flat screen TV. Excellent value for the money, would certainly return.
Great place to stay on the Big Island
CentralPA_traveler from Carlisle, PA on 01/30/2010 said:
We booked this townhome through Aloha Condos, becuase it provided a very good description and numerous pictures, showing you exactly what you'll be getting. It you want oceanfront, this is as close as you will ever get! The ocean thunders right up to a seawall just a few feet in front of the condo, and at high tide some waves actually cause the condo to shake a little. It is lovely to sit outside on the lanai and watch the water and the sunset -- we ate most of our meals out there. The condo is very well equipped, has everything you would need. We did't use the tennis rackets or the beach equipment, but it was nice to know it was there. The kitchen is small but completely equipped, full size fridge, range and dishwasher. The Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is very nice, with a large pool and several tennis courts available. We enjoyed the quite, laid back atmosphere. Close by is Keahou Shopping Center, which has a grocery store, a drug store, and several small restaurants. All in all a great place to stay.
A Perfect Place to Stay in Kona
drewdav4321 from Dallas, Texas on 11/24/2009 said:
This condo has it all. Two bedrooms, living room, two bathrooms, kitchen, gorgeous patio (lanai), and a view of waves crashing against the lava rock boulders along the shore 10 feet away. Tastefully decorated in island decor. Kitchen has all utensils and cooking supplies you need. Condo even included coolers and snorkel equipment to borrow. Master bedroom with louvered windows that provide stunning view of ocean. If we had wanted to play tennis, we could have brought our racquets and walked 10 yards to the court and play for free. Located about a 15 minute drive south of the Kona city center with all the shops and restaurants. No noise from vehicles along Alii drive. The only noise is the crash of the waves against the shore. This was the first half of our honeymoon and we had a marvelous time. Cooked dinner multiple nights in the kitchen and then ate out on the lanai, watching the sun set to the west over the ocean. Condo is clean, comfortable, well-decorated, and well-equipped, not to mention reasonably priced for HAWAII! We couldn't have asked for anything more.
oregoncouple from Oregon on 10/29/2009 said:
The grounds were well kept, the pool was awesome, the home was clean, the furnishings were in excellent condition and the house was nicely decorated. The house is oceanfront with an awesome view. We had the upstairs master bedroom windows open to help keep us cool at night. With the home being oceanfront it means constant waves crashing against the rocks. This is awesome but also takes some time getting use to if your use to quiet conditions when falling asleep. Probably my least favorite thing about the home is the air conditioning unit. It's in the livingroom with the back half in the lanai. It is noisy but efficient for the downstairs part of the house. We turned it off when using the lanai. This is the second home I have rented in Hawaii with air and both were the same way. The home has fans in every room if the heat/humidity is not an issue for you. I would reccomend and rent this unit again.
Great place to stay!
Kona vacationer. from Hilo,Hawaii on 07/13/2009 said:
We elected to try the condo instead of taking 2 hotel rooms for a family of 4 - priced about the sam. It's right on the water... just a few feet beyond the patio is the ocean about 10 feet below. We watched the sunset having dinner on the patio. A shopping center with supermarket is very closeby. Overall a great, comfortable experience....we'll definitely go again!
Thumbs up for this unit
Aloha Micheal from Northwest on 04/27/2009 said:
Great location. Beautiful unit. Love the view and sound of waves. Highly recommended to anyone looking for relaxation and the peacefulness of this complex. This is the best place for a REAL vacation.
Good Value/Nice View
Hank from Las Vegas on 04/23/2009 said:
Older units...excellent value and view. It would be nice to have air conditioning upstairs; it got a little hot at night.
Gruver Family from Port Angeles, WA on 04/23/2009 said:
This unit was a delight for the week we were there. Breakfast on the lanai, then a quick dip in the pool and off for a day's adventures. The furnishings are elegant and complete...just bring your Aloha spirit and expect to have a wonderful time. I would rent it again.
colesig from Alaska on 04/16/2009 said:
This was our second stay at Townhouse 177. Wonderful spot, wonderful condo. Every ammenity you could need. Highly recommended.
freeze from West Virginia on 04/14/2009 said:
This was a very nice townhouse on a great spot. The view was awesome and very relaxing. The complex was gated and quiet. I liked exploring the archeological sites on the property. The adjacent beach was nice and the area was quiet. It is close enough to Kona to be convenient, but far enough away to be peaceful. The owners left informative and helpful notes for us and the supplies of soap, shampoo, etc were generous. We would definitely recommend this townhouse to others. We had a very nice stay.
Well appointed condo - it was perfect
Damonk from North Idaho on 04/13/2009 said:
My wife and I honeymooned here. The condo was great. It had everything we needed to make it home for a week so all we had to buy was food and beverage. Since there was just two of us, this condo had more room than we needed but it worked out great. It would also work out well for two couples or a family of 4. The pricing was reasonable and the location right on the ocean was perfect. We highly recommend this condo.
julie from Salt Lake City, UT on 04/12/2009 said:
We had an excellent time while we stayed at this condo. The condo was well furnished and equiped with everything you would need for a hawaiian vacation. There were beach towels, boogie boards, a lunch cooler and games. The space was ample for 4-5 people. The lanai was comfortable and provided a great view of the ocean. Beach access was easy and there was plenty to do nearby. I would recommend staying on this side of the island and only taking a 1 day trip to the volcano instead of staying on that side of the island. I would highly recommend staying in this condo and would do so again if we ever return to this island.
Terrific View and Terrific Price!
bobrob from Fremont, CA on 04/12/2009 said:
My fiancee and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in townhome 177. The property was clean and spacious and had an amazing view of the ocean -- it was right out our door! We slept with the windows open and fell asleep to the sounds of the crashing waves. Best of all, the rate was very affordable. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to others!
Suz from Boston on 04/11/2009 said:
This is a piece of paradise! What an amazing place! Located 20 minutes south of the airport, and 5-10 south of downtown Kona, it was the perfect location. This 2BR/2bath condo is oceanfront, with a beautiful lanai with only a few feet of lava separating you from from the Pacific ocean. You are lulled to sleep by the sounds of the waves crashing onto the lava. From this lanai we watched spinner dolphins play every morning, humpback whales pass by, and watched the sun set into the sea. The condo was extremely clean and well furnished, equipped with everything we needed and more! Wireless internet, all cooking utensils, spices, tupperware for picnics, coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, snorkel equipment, movies, 3 tvs, dvd players, ac, fans, tour books, restaurant recommendations... the list is endless... the owners even had flashlights to use on the search for lava on the evening hike through Volcano National Park! The owners were also very prompt and friendly in all our interactions. The resort itself was well landscaped, with a nice pool and tennis courts, and several ruins of Hawaiian temples and places of worship. It was quiet and peaceful. There is a a small beach at the end of the property that just teems with green sea turtles! Further down the walk, there is Kahalu'u Beach, a salt and pepper sand beach that has great snorkeling and full facilities. It was hard to swim here without almost running into turtles! :) I have nothing negative to say about our stay at TH #177. It was a beautiful place to stay in paradise, that exceeded my expectations in every way. We were tempted to cancel our next reservation on Waikiki Beach so we could enjoy this piece of paradise a bit longer! Location, amenities, decor, activities, view, and cleanliness are all superb. I would love to return there asap!
Excellent location to stay!
Rjje from Hillsborough, NJ on 04/10/2009 said:
First time visiting the Big Island, and I came with my wife and two teenage daughters, and this was perfect! Two separate bedrooms, and separate beds for each daughter, made the sleeping arrangements perfect. Having a full kitchen, living/dinig room, and 2 full baths made it feel like a home away from home. The lanai overlooking the ocean made the mornings and evenings a delight, seeing the sun rise and set over the wide expanse of hte ocean. It is furnished with everything you could need (beach stuff, dishes, even washer/dryer). Would definitely recommend this property to anyone - correspondence befoe arriving was very detailed, with detailed directions, maps and very responsive to questions. Being about 5 mins from the town, you don't feel like you have to fight the crowds, but can easily access beaches, shops, etc. I have nothing but praise for the property and owner, and am hoping to return and stay here again soon.
Kate from Sacramento, CA on 04/07/2009 said:
We found out about this condo through Trip Advisor and it was very well rated there and we agree! We really appreciated the fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer in the unit. The built-in safe in the master bedroom was nice for that sense of security. We also really liked the extra bathroom downstairs, especially for rinsing out and drying swimsuits and snorkel gear inside, without worrying about leaving them outside. We really enjoyed watching multiple sunsets over the crashing waves from the privacy of the back patio. The only downside was that the water was too rough to go swimming, especially with all the sharp rocks. The complex felt very private and secluded, while still being close to town. We walked along the coast to Kahaluu Beach, about half a mile north. It wasn't an easy walk, lots of black lava rock, so we walked back along the road. There were a lot of turtles and fish in the shallow water at Kahaluu and was really good snorkeling. The unit was very comfortable, although it was rather humid, so we should have sprung for the air conditioning, but the ceiling fans and house fan helped. I would definitely go back and stay again.
Perfect Kona vacation
Water Lover from Denver, Colorado on 04/06/2009 said:
My husband and I spent four days at the townhouse and wish that we had spent our entire vacation there. The townhouse was lovely, we had everything we needed, in the kitchen, bath, laundry and even for the beach. The gated community made us feel secure and the pool was very clean and well-maintained. Nice notes around the house gave quick advice that helped create a perfect stay. We were close to so many activities--whale watching tours, beaches, shopping, coffee farms, restaurants, etc. We saw whales spouting just offshore while having breakfast on the lanai, and the sunsets were just beautiful. Nothing can compare with listening to the surf all night long. I would definitely recommend this very clean and well-appointed townhouse to anyone traveling to the Big Island. We are looking forward to returning for a longer stay.
TOPCAT from CT on 04/02/2009 said:
Highly recommended, the condo is right on the water. When the surf is up you can feel the vibrations of the waves pounding the rocks. The views from the condo are great plus the sunsets are also something to see. My wife and i have stayed in Hawaii several times and this was one of the best condos we stayed in. The cost also was not that expensive compered to booking through Orbitz which i have done in the past for trips to Maui If i was to visit the Big Island again i would make every effort to stay there again
little beach cottage in paradise
Amyzoom from Dana Point, California on 04/02/2009 said:
Had a pleasant time in this nicely decorated townhome. We mostly travel to Maui, but this was a treat walking out on our patio and seeing the big crash of white water on the lava rocks. The grounds have quite a bit of history and are absolutly beatiful. Just a short walk to the beach and then on to the Outrigger for cocktails and Pu Pu's. Our only problem was having to board up the downstairs for high surf. Other than that it was better than any of the hotels we saw on our short stay in Keouhoe. We would deffinately stay there again if we ever get back to the big island. Mahalo The Adams-Vandal Family
Outstanding - what a view!!
Jill V from Phoenix on 04/02/2009 said:
Can't wait to return! My sister, Mom and I stayed here for four days in February to celebrate Mom's 80th birthday. The condo is spacious, exceptionally clean and beautifully appointed, just a perfect place to relax after our busy days. We saw whales from the lanai every day, and chose not to eat out at all given the view and the full kitchen! The resort grounds are lush and relaxing, and very quiet. Thank you!
Comfort & Location
Shelley H from Wisconsin Dells WI on 04/02/2009 said:
After visiting all of the islands and staying in multiple hotels, we finally found a place that feels like home. Going to sleep each night to the sound of the surf is sheer bliss in and off itself and the comfy beds just added to the experience. Sitting not 10 feet from the ocean each evening for cocktails while watching the 'green flash' was the icing on the cake. Might I add, the sound of the birds in the morning from the guest room was a daily reminder that we were in paradise. We loved the central location and being w/in walking distance of shopping, farmers markets, excellent snorkeling and the free trolley downtown if we didn't feel like getting in the car and driving. We really appreciated the provided beach toys, towels and coolers and used them almost every day. Although this is a large complex, it felt very private and comfy to us. We loved it, can't way to return again-loved the fact that it was secured.
mollynme93 from Massachusetts on 04/01/2009 said:
Our family enjoyed our stay so much. The view of the ocean was spectacular, especially with the sounds of the waves crashing over the rocks. This was our fourth trip to the islands, so we are familiar with the area. The condo was completely furnished with every item you would want or need, including plenty of towels, and kitchen stuff. It was super clean and super comfortable. We would definitely recommend this place. Aloha and mahalo! mlp
We appreciated the extras
Stephany from Brier, WA on 04/01/2009 said:
My husband and 2 kids (12 & 9)stayed here in Feb., 2009 for 10 nights. It was very comfortable and we loved hearing the waves at night. In addition to the cooler, beach mats, chairs and boogie board, we really appreciated the dish soap, detergent, shampoo, soap, paper towels, etc. the were also provided. The kitchen was well stocked and I loved the extra spices, etc. that were left. (we also contributed to the stock!) And we also loved the movie and game selection in your condo. We were sad to leave - which is the mark of a great vacation. I would definitely recommend your townhouse!
Cliff from Auckland on 11/16/2013 said:
Booking the townhouse was very well organized and instructions to gain access were clear. The condo was very clean and had all the amenities we needed - even some fresh lemons! It was a very quiet location and the pool was just what we needed in the heat of the day. The snorkeling beach just a 10 minute walk away was a great bonus. The many tropical fish and sea turtles were fascinating to watch. The shopping mall was also very convenient. We liked being away from the busy Kailua Kona area too.
Cheryl & Tom from Reno, NV on 10/25/2013 said:
We cannot begin to tell you how fabulous this condo and resort were. The condo itself had everything one could possibly want or need and we fell asleep each night listening to the waves beating against the rocks. We almost always had a nice breeze so left windows open whenever we were there and never once missed the air conditioning we did not opt for. Our friends were in the same complex but not actually on the ocean and they spent more time at our unit then they did at theirs! We were close to so many of our adventure spots and near a grocery store which worked out great since we definitely used our kitchen! We would not hesitate to stay here again when we go back. This was our first trip to Hawaii and we loved all of it but there is so much more to see. Thank you for a fabulous "first time"!
Aloha by the sea
GTA from Brisbane Australia on 10/20/2013 said:
My wife and i visited the Kona area to compete in the ironman event. We needed a relaxed, clean and comfortable place to stay with all the amenities needed for self-catering etc. Townhome 178 gave that to us as well as the delightful sound of the ocean as it washed against the laval shoreline. It may not be 5 star, but it gave us everything we needed.
Best trip ever in our ocean front condo!!
Shannon and Chris from Denver on 10/09/2013 said:
Location Location Location! This condo was perfect in every way. As you drive into the gated community the trees and flowers are so refreshing. As you drive around the bend you go past the great pool which we used every evening and by the way it was like our own private pool never more than a few people. We had our own assigned parking spot right in front of the tennis courts which you can use and the owners even had tennis rackets for us! As soon as you walk into the condo it screams beach house with the bright colors and beach decor! Full kitchen with everything you could need including a coffee maker, we picked up some Kona coffee on day one and were able to make coffee and sit out on the patio and watch the sun rise as the waves crash against the lava rock cliffs. There is a table and four chairs and a double seat couch for you to enjoy. The bed was very comfy and the master looks out over the water almost feels like your on a boat so awesome. I would say this is like a home away from home loved everything about this condo and plan to go back next year. The condo is right on alli drive which is where you need to be for food shops beaches and even for cocktails! A ton of the excursions we did were minutes from the condo which is perfect gives you more down time. I liked the crashing wave noise from every room in the condo the best really made me feel like I was on a Hawaii dream vacation!
Cindy from Minneapolis on 06/07/2013 said:
This condo has been nicely updated since the last time we were here in January. Great location on the water and an easy walk to a secluded beach. The clubhouse has a nice pool and tennis courts and we used the barbeque most of the days we were there. The kitchen is roomy, modern and stocked with all the essentials. The condo was fantastic, especially for the price.
Hidden Jem of Kona
Melanie from Panama City on 05/23/2013 said:
We absolutely loved staying at this condo. It was the perfect set up for our family, conveniently located, great view, and comfortable. It was a very nice fit for a family of 4 - actually, I was pleasently suprised because it was more spacious than the pictures suggested. We loved being able to go swimming in the pool and the ocean, which our girls loved. We are already planning our next trip and would definitely stay there again. I highly recommend!
Surf and Racquet Townhouse Number 178
liglig from nanaimo on 02/20/2013 said:
We stayed in 178 Jan/Feb 2013. We found the unit to be very old, tired, not updated and suffering from a general lack of maintenance. It should also be pointed out that this unit is so close to the sea that corrosion is a factor caused by the salt water. At times of very high surf all the doors and windows, which are equipped with hatches, are covered up to prevent the sea from damaging the unit. We found Kaleo Lindsay our local contact to be very good in dealing with the numerous issues that we raised most of which he fixed during our stay and others he was continuing to work on. The unit's wifi was not working but we were able to use the wifi from the next door unit. The sound of the crashing waves was very pleasant to listen to at night..
Very pleasant stay at townhome 178!
mountai_lilly from Seattle, WA on 01/08/2013 said:
We were charmed by the cozy atmosphere and beachy feel of this waterfront home. The rooms were spacious, well furnished, clean, and comfy. The directions and instructions for entry and exit were clear and easy to follow. The kitchen was well stocked with coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, ice maker, pots, pans etc. The linen closet was well supplied with bath and beach towels, extra sheets, pillows and blankets. The storage unit had buggie boards, a cooler, snorkel gear, beach mats, chairs, umbrella, you name it! The only things that were a bit of a problem were 1) the hot water heater kept shutting off (had to shower cold twice!) 2) we kept sinking through the couches because the strapping under the cushions is so worn out it gives way, and 3) the fans and lights needed some new batteries, or an overhaul, as some of them did not work at all. We were a little disappointed that there was no gas grill on the lanai as anticipated, but, short of a few updates, this is really a great place to stay, and an unbeatable price!
Jane and Rich from Brisbane, Australia on 11/16/2012 said:
Our stay in Townhome 178 was nothing short of perfect. The location was great with easy access to Kona and the the Townhome itself was comfortable and affordable. There was just the two of us and we really didn't need the extra bedroom but for the price you just couldn't go past it! The Townhome was equipped with everything we needed for our stay ie. snorkel gear, boogie boards, tennis racquets for the tennis courts, more than enough linen and the list goes on. It was also fantastic being right on the water and you can see the ocean from just about every room and who can beat going to sleep with the sound of crashing waves. We will definitely be back when we can next afford to visit. Thank you so much Chuck for providing us with a wonderful place to stay that only further enhanced our brilliant holiday!
Lulled to sleep by the sound of crashing waves
Janet t from San jose on 08/17/2012 said:
Very close to the shore with Beautiful sunsets. Great supply of boogie boards and snorkeling equipment. Lovely pool. Beautiful grounds. No beach access but beautiful kahaluu beach is just a half mile walk away. Great snorkeling at this spot even for young children. Fully functional kitchen. Inspirational running along alii drive with numerous athlete types running and biking there. Didn't realize the big island is training grounds for the ironman triathlon. Easy drive with tons of tourist activities up alii drive. Safeway and Walmart within driving distance. Hilo and volcano national park a few hours away but drivable. We Overnighted in Hilo because it is such a drive and we wanted to do the hot ponds over there and the zoo along with volcano national park. We still didn't get to do everything we wanted to on that side of the island.
ABCDtravelers from Oakland, CA on 04/16/2012 said:
Our family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) recently spent 5 days in townhome 178, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The waterside setting is beautiful, and provides cooling breezes and the delightful sound of crashing waves. The unit was quite clean, and the bedding was relatively new and of a nice quality. There is plenty of space to spread out and relax, and with cable TV in three rooms there were never any fights over what show to watch. There were snorkel gear, boogie boards, a cooler, beach mats, and beach towels, as well as tennis rackets and balls available for your use. Also free wi-fi that worked great. The tennis courts and swimming pool are right by the townhome, and were never crowded. A nice little beach is within walking distance, and the best snorkeling beach in the area is just 2 minutes drive down the road. A great shopping center with Longs Drug, a supermarket, and various eateries is just 2 minutes south. Families with kids will also want to check out the wonderful playground about 10 minutes south on highway 11. The little deck that the patio table sits on could use a fresh piece of outdoor carpet, and a little repair along the edges. The screen door is a bit finicky, as were the dresser drawers in the kids room. These minor things can mostly be attributed to wear and tear that comes from being situated on the water in a humid climate. But all in all, we were quite pleased with the townhome, and thought the price was excellent. You can't go wrong if you are a couple or family looking for a comfortable, laid back, quiet place to stay in the Kailua-Kona area.
An extraordinary 2 weeks in paradise!
Hilma from Alameda, CA on 10/05/2011 said:
The rental was very clean and comfortable and the beds were firm. The two cleaning ladies who came mid-stay were polite and happy. The geckos who visited were very cute! There was no noise at night. The location was perfect for us as we were away from downtown Kailua-Kona and near a shopping center with a local flavor. The rental is located mid-way between the beautiful north Kona beaches and rough and tumble South Point and Green Sand Beach. We loved being able to walk to a Wednesday Farmer's Market and the County Beach where snorkling was excellent. Only one person in our group is a pool swimmer and she loved the pool and facilities. The rental is getting a little worn around the edges. The bath towles are ragged, the blender leaked black rubber goo, the pictures on the wall in the upstairs bath are sun-faded, the silverware doesn't match and there was not enough drinking glasses. All the ceiling fans are great and necessary, but they are a bit old and some only work on one speed. All those little details meant was the place was very good rather than excellent. A little TLC is all that's needed! There's a folder by the owner about local things to do and places to eat, but it's dated 2006 and many things have changed and phone numbers no longer work.
Dream stay in Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Townhome 178
Great! from Quebec, canada on 08/12/2011 said:
Everything we were expecting was found in townhome 178 of the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club. Great location near the pool and the tennis courts and what a view of the ocean. Great sunset every night. Not far from Captain Cook bay where we swam with dolphins. Mahalo for the memories.
Wish we could have stayed another week
Roslak Family from Newman Lake WA on 03/03/2011 said:
Had a fantastic time on the island and townhouse 178 was great. The view each evening was more than you could ask for. Spinner dolphins, whales and beautiful sunsets. Interior of the townhouse could use a little TLC. A fresh coat of paint would do wonders. The beach equipment and books about the Island were very much appreciated and made our stay more enjoyable. Reading the guest books gave us some ideas that I am sure we would not have thought of. If you don't mind hiking a bit there are several very nice beaches that are not crowded, check out the book. The farmers markets are the way to go for fresh produce. It was very nice to have a washer and dryer. The grounds and other facilities at the complex are well maintained and the residents are very friendly. The tennis pro spent quite a bit of time with my boys who had never played tennis. Another local gentleman who fished along the shore each day helped one of the boys catch his first fish out of the ocean. One of the highlights of the trip was the whale watching adventure. If you want to go out with a smaller group (5 or 6 people) try "living ocean adventures". All in all a great place as a base to explore the island. We wouldn't hesitate to return to townhouse 178 in the future. Coming home to the snow and cold I wish we could have turned around and gone right back.
Clean, great view and reasonable accomodations.
none from Los Altos on 01/01/2011 said:
The rental has a wonderful ocean view, the facilities were clean with nice gardens, great tennis courts and easy access to shopping and activities.
The villa was clean, comfortable and exceeded our expectations
Sydney from Sydney on 06/27/2010 said:
We will be back! The only disappointment was that the tennis court's were under renovation during the time of our stay. But still this did not spoil our stay. Thanks
Wish I could've stayed longer!
Deidre from Hilo on 04/08/2010 said:
Had a wonderful time at the condo, especially impressed with the ocean being so very close by. I actually got to do some fishing and caught some Humu's & Hinalea's. I didn't keep them, but threw them back. I was very impressed with furnishings and sports equipment available for use. Next time I want to stay longer! One comment is the remote for the lightings were very confusing, sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. Otherwise, everything was great!
3 Sisters and our Mother from Anchorage, Alaska on 04/08/2010 said:
Nice pool. Gorgeous view!! We had a few ants, even though we put the food away. Kitchen could use a few more cooking utensils. We left a brand new beach chair for the next visitors. The pillows were not comfortable. They should be replaced. Nice big counter in upstairs bathroom....wish there was a second mirror on the wall. Close to the grocery store. Took a snorkel tour, glad we were so close to the dock.
Stunning Location, Pounding Waves, Cultural Presence
Scandling Family from Juneau, Alaska on 01/17/2010 said:
Aloha Condos was prompt and efficient in processing our reservation. The unit was in good condition and the location was incomparable: you could get splashed by the surf on the lava rocks just sitting on your lanai. It's a short drive into Kona town and it was handy to have the shopping center, cinema, and post office a short walk up the hill. Just a heads-up, the directions we received from Aloha were backwards on the turn onto Alii; (should've said left, not right). We ended up in the shopping center, but figured it out from there. Also, we had no idea that lots of beach stuff was stored under the stairs (did we miss a note somewhere?), so ended up buying some items we didn't need. Right outside the door is a significant historical cultural site, a reminder of the highly structured indigenous society which preceded corporate dominance of the islands.
just like the picture
ironman family from Toronto on 10/18/2009 said:
The location was great-really enjoyed being right on the water- no road noise. The condo was well equipped , good ammenities ( like washer/dryer and 1 set snorkel gear, boogie board etc.) and it was close to shopping center for supplies. Check in was simple . Our only problem was an out of order phone... just check whether that has been dealt with . We did not ask for repair while we were there so cannot comment on response time.Be sure to check out the little beach just adjacent to north end of condos.
the view the view the view & giant manta rays!
Lynne from Washington, DC on 08/08/2009 said:
The view was incredible - all OCEAN and black rock!!! The place #178 was fine - decorations were very good and the back lanai was GREAT - we ate or sat there nearly every nite. Kitchen needs more supplies and place needs some upgrades and paint. FYI, for those that must have A/C there is no A/C on the 2nd floor where the bedrooms are located. That should be noted in the on-line description - my husband really likes A/C when sleeping but I was ok. The unit needs small maintenance and could use some freshening of paint and some new items where sea air and wear and tear has left it below average. As an owner of 2 vacation rental homes, I would add a large flat screen tv and upgrade the bedroom tv size. I left a message with the local manager with a list of suggestions. It was off season so there were not too many other renters but sounds carry there. The pool was good. The nearby scuba diving was GREAT and we saw giant manta rays both on the manta dive and on a shore dive - that alone was worth the trip! It was an easy location and we would consider coming back for the view and diving !
Kona is more than ok with us!
Workman's from Colorado on 06/17/2009 said:
We gave it 10 stars all the way! BEST location, perfect size, everything we needed including boogie board. Thanks for the great memories, we won't forget the wonderful time & will tell all our freinds & family where to stay.
Great ocean view
Linda L. from Fairfax, CA on 05/19/2009 said:
Liked the condo and amazing oceanfront view. Found the condo to be very clean and quiet and looked exactly like the photos posted on the website. Very quiet resort, not much going on and only amenities were a pool and tennis courts. Once we had booked our condo at the rate of $149/night, we learned the owner had reduced the price to $109/night for any future rentals. Found this very disappointing. Only minor complaints would be screen door to lanai needed repairing, and wished the resort offered more amenities.
Surf on your doorstep
Lookin for sun from Abbotsford ,BC ,Canada on 05/04/2009 said:
We (2 couples) spent a great week in this very comfortable townhouse. The sunsets on the patio were glorius with the surf breaking on the volcanic rocks in front. The proximity to the ocean was a real plus but it did present a problem during a storm, as the lower windows and patio door on the ocean side were barricaded for protection for a day and a half. On the other hand we also watched grey whales from the patio. Some nice shoreline walks from right off of the patio. There is good snorkleing in a well protected bay within easy walking disance, ideal for the beginner and lots of marine life. We did a few runs on the beach road in the morning and followed them with a quick ocean dip or in the complex's pool. The location was very convenient to a local shopping mall including a good grocery store, and pharmacy along with a couple of decent restaurants. Lots more shopping and dining in nearby Kona. Our only complaint is we spent too much time touring the island and not enough on the patio.
Fine condo in Kona
bobray from Stamford, Ct on 04/23/2009 said:
We stayed in this condo in Kona for one week Summer 2008. The Condo is right on the water (you can hear the waves from the bedroom), well kept in a beautiful location. It is quiet & well situated outside the main part of the town. A great snorkeling beach is walkable. The condo is clean and in good condition - not 5 star fancy, but very nice. The only negative we had with our stay was the vog. I think I underestimated how troublesome it would be. We only had one completely sunny day on the Big Island out of seven.
Jon from New York City on 04/17/2009 said:
Clean, comfortable, well-maintained. Good view of ocean.
buoywatcher from Michigan on 04/17/2009 said:
This unit is the best place we have stayed! It is right on the water and we were able to view whales in the distance. The furnishing were beautiful and had everything necessary for going to the beach and cooking. I would definately put this unit first on my list for staying in the Kona area!
dstuart from Santa Barbara, CA on 04/03/2009 said:
The condo had a great location. I loved the sound of the ocean. I prefer condos that are better maintained, or newer. There were numerous places where rust was showing through and the ceiling fan in the upper bathroom was dirty as was the ceiling. Other condos where I have stayed had matching dishes and newer pans. There was no gate opener as stated in the e-mail (not a problelm really). The pictures were dated and could be improved with newer framing. The bathroom floor grout needs a good bleaching. The screen on the left window in the master bedroom was not secrue against the window and buggs got in. As condos go, for the price it was nice. However, for the price I have also had nicer condos. Thank you.
Beautiful Relaxing Stay
br84ill from Three Hills, Alberta on 04/02/2009 said:
Within 10 minutes of arriving we were out on the lanai watching the whales. Very close to the ocean which we really enjoyed. We went and bought binoculars just to watch the whales. The weather all week was wonderful - very much like the Dominican. Well equipped kitchen with everything you need and then some. Excellent snorkelling very close by as well as shopping centre with grocery store. Pool was very nice and relaxing - quiet. Only issue we had is that the cleaning staff needs to do a much better job on the bathrooms. Dust on the ceilings fans and on the bathroom walls. Dark hairs in both showers and on the floor and walls. Just about called to have them come clean it immediately - we should have! We would definitely stay again but would make sure when we book that we mention this issue.
Chris from Monrovia, Maryland on 04/02/2009 said:
It was our 25th Anniverary. My wife loves the ocean and I wanted a place where we were right on the beach (so to speak) as there is no beach but there is nothing between us and the water. We spent a week in the condo and another week at various B&B around the island. At first I though it rather expensive compared to the B&Bs but they were not on the water and we had to eat lunch and dinner out each night. You can cook your own meals and pack lunches so the cost works out the same or maybe even cheaper in the end. The condo slept four but there were only the two of us. Our neighbors in the next condo stayed there and went to all parts of the island on day trips. Had I to do it over again I would stay at the condo the whole trip and do the same. We used the tennis courts but not the pool. We always swam in the ocean and there was a beach within walking distance. Sitting there, drinking wine, with the ocean crashing just feet away, watching the sun go down every day was awesome. Only once was it so hot that we had to turn the AC on but I was glad that I had it. I would return if it didn't take a whole day on a plane to get there.
187 Continues To Please
Harry D from Vancouver on 10/03/2013 said:
We returned to 187 after a hiatus of almost 2 years and it felt like returning to an idyllic home. Everything, with some minor wear and tear issues, was as we remembered it. The best feature to us is the location: the surf is only 20 feet from the lanai, the townhome is well-built with plenty of up-to-date appliances and amenities, and the surrounding campus/complex is extremely well maintained. The Keauhou shopping center is just up the road with some pretty good restaurants. We loved being there, didn't want to leave, and plan to come back soon.
Bruce from Danville, CA on 09/09/2013 said:
The condo was clean, in great condition, and in a great location for our family needs. We walked to great snorkeling, historical ruins, and beaches. Grocery shopping and a few restaurants were a short drive away. We enjoyed the sunset each evening and breakfast on the lanai each morning with an intimate view of the Pacific Ocean.
Emily J from New York, NY on 08/19/2013 said:
Came here on the begining half of our honeymoon. It was perfect. Husband fished off the rocks. Lots of waves crashing up at him. Gorgeous pictures. The kitchen was well stocked. Appliances up to date. Fans kept the rooms nice and cool. The waves crashing sometimes felt like they were going to crash in our rooms ... which I really enjoyed. Two bathrooms are great. Check the cabinets before buying anything! Lots of left over stuff so you don't have to buy a huge bottle of something when there's a little left from previous vacationers! There is a small ant problem - meaning just don't leave food out cuz they'll find 'em. There was work being done on the window during our stay. Not a problem, just wish it was communicated to us at some point.
Tucson travelers from Tucson, Arizona on 06/01/2013 said:
Townhome #187 was the most beautiful location on the Big Island. The crashing ocean waves were wonderful to see and hear. The negative is that the coast is so rocky, and we could see areas that would have been perfect for snorkeling, but no way to access them safely. However, the beach two blocks away was great for snorkeling. We saw an abundance of fish, and swam with sea turtles. We watched a large pod of dolphins from the lanai. The townhouse has a/c on the first floor. We never used it. Open the doors and windows and the fans worked very well. The furniture was sturdy and comfortable. The kitchen well equipped. I can't think of a thing that we lacked. We didn't use the pool, but it was being well enjoyed by others. The tennis courts were in use too. Groundskeeping was being done while we were there, but the workers were very quiet and professional. I hate to recommend the townhome, because we would want it to be available for our use again, but we won't be selfish. Just a warning that it is two story, so there are steps (for those who find that a problem.) One improvement would be information about the area, the beach, and restaurant menus. Plus directions to the wonderful shopping center just up the hill, including a good Urgent Care facility. (We used that on our last trip.) In a couple of words: wonderful and convenient
Why stay anywhere else on the Big Island!!!
Alan from Vancouver, BC on 05/08/2013 said:
Because this is probably the best place you'll find for the best price. Great location: 1min drive or 8-10min walk to the nearby beach (turn left when exiting the condo and it's the first beach on the left). Tons of fish, and we spotted 3 turtles in 2 mornings! 10min drive to the main Kailua-Kona restaurants and shop, and 1.5-2 hours to the north end and south end of the island... right in the middle of everything. Magnificent view: Lanai opens up to the ocean, literally metres from your seat. Watch the sunsets in private and in the comfort of the home. Condo itself: Has everything you need... from a blender, to tennis rackets, to beach chairs, to a full knife set. There's air-conditioning on the first floor but realistically you won't need it at all... we switched it on for maybe 3 hours in the 5 days that we were there. Also, there are 3 tennis courts in perfect condition! Many thanks to Rocco for sharing this place with us. We truly enjoyed it and would most definitely return to this unit on our next visit to the island! And thank you for accommodating the last-minute extension requested too! Mahalo!
Relaxing townhouse with ocean backyard
Dave from Woodinville on 04/26/2013 said:
We found townhouse 187 to be very clean and fully stocked with kitchen supplies, even a full spice rack. There were beach towels and the kitchen closet contained snorkeling gear, coolers, tennis rackets, and a couple old lawn chairs. The location is very quiete and the swimming pool is right on the other side of the driveway. It was very easy to keep the townhouse clean since there were plenty of cleaning supplies and the tile floor, granite countertops, and glass tops on the tables were very easy to keep clean. This was nice because that meant for time for getting out and doing things. The snorkeling bay is a 10 minute walk and is like swimming in an aquarium. We brought an underwater case for our point and shoot camera and that worked very well. It was a short drive up the hill to the market, but we found KTa in Kona to have better fruits and L&L; barbeque in Captain Cook was much more laid back. Overall, it was very clean, quite, and made a good home base for trips.
On the water in beautiful Kona
Randy from Tustin, CA on 04/11/2013 said:
Overall we had an excellent stay in townhome 187 at the Surf and Racquet club. We used the well equipped kitchen every morning for breakfast. The bathrooms and sleeping arrangements are comfortable for my family of 5, although 1 of us slept on the fold out sofa bed in the family room. This place is less than 15m from the water's edge, so relaxing on the Lanai is a special treat. We had the windows and doors open any time we were in the town home. The negatives are minor. Limited WiFi is available only from the neighbors, the upstairs bath is a standup shower only and plan to rent or bring you own snorkeling and water play toys. The town home does have a couple tennis racquets that we used nearly daily to play on the well maintained courts, and folding chairs for relaxing at the beaches. The big positives are that the best snorkeling beach is just a few hundred meters north of the property (we never walked though, always drove), the weather in Kona is warm and sunny, and restaurants, sand beaches and 2 different marinas are just a few minutes drive away.
Really Enjoyed this Place
ScubaDad from Salt Lake City on 04/02/2013 said:
Great clean condo and complex, was perfect for my family of four. The view off the Lanai was wonderful, the pool and tennis courts were fun. I would stay here again and would reccomend it to friends and family. I never did figure out the WiFi but I didn't try to hard, as I was on vacation.
Relaxing location on the Big Island
Dave H. from Hampton Roads, VA on 03/07/2013 said:
Great location for access to the many attractions on the Big Island. Surf and Racquet Club is a quiet and pleasant location for a get-a-way to the island. Only negatives were the snorkeling gear and the wireless internet. Snorkeling masks are useless because of old or damaged seals for the face. Local rentals provide much better/useable equipment. The wireless internet availability in the unit did not exist and presents a real problem for today's requirement of staying connected. The guest book indicated that lack of wireless service was a major issue for guest staying at the unit.
Susan Jones from Dayton Valley on 02/08/2013 said:
The service was very good. We have been coming for 2 years,so this indicates that we enjoy the area and the condo. We would like to have WiFi in the unit (187) as many of the units do.
Burman Family from McKinleyville on 12/19/2012 said:
Great ocean view. Nice facilities. Comfortable. The bad news: No internet access in unit even though promised as part of the package. No effort made to resolve the issue for the entire two weeks that we stayed there. Also, charged $200.00 extra for air conditioning even though we never used it at any time for the entire stay. Nice pool but no hot tub. Lack of decent grill for BBQ. Video library was advertised but no Dvd's were available. A nice place to stay but not everything advertised was provided.
We had a wonderful time.
Betty and friends from Weymouth, MA on 10/21/2012 said:
The town house was lovely, comfortable, and clean. We enjoyed the snorkling gear, sunsets, watching fish swim among the rocks and being able to walk to the beach and see the best assortment of tropical fish ever. They were beautive and so big. Restaurants and shopping was close. We enjoyed driving and seeing the island. Thank you
Nina B. from Victoria BC on 10/14/2012 said:
Loved the lanai and the amazing sunsets,lovely and clean townhouse. Only suggestion would be to replace the dinner plates due to the chips in them. Everything else was wonderful.
Sarah from PDX on 09/21/2012 said:
I am so happy with our decision to stay here, it was wonderful. Pros: -Convenient location -waterfront! Oh, that ocean view and the sound of crashing waves -Updated nicely with a beautiful kitchen and flat screen Tv's -It had everything we needed! Beach towels, snorkel gear, and chairs were really handy. -Big comfortable bed in the main room -clean!!! -Free wifi -Our one little issue was able to be resolved immediately as our on-island contact picked up the phone on the 1st try and was really friendly and helpful. -Quiet in terms of other people -The property was beautiful with such a nice, clean pool. -no geckos inside at all. In fact, no bugs. I didn't know this existed in Hawaii. As an insect and lizard phobic person, this was thrilling. Cons: -I would just suggest the owner/management: 1) Fix the screen door (it always felt like it was about to fall off) and 2) Fix the key to the front door (It was really hard to open sometimes).
Ocean front living at its best!
L.Howell from Laguna Niguel, CA on 08/04/2012 said:
Everything was fantastic!! The townhome was beautiful. All the extra beach, picnic, and snorkeling gear was very nice to have. The kitchen was well equipped. Waking up to coffee on the lanai with the ocean right in front of you is a definite highlight.We liked being on the end unit. Even with the walkway next to us, it seemed more private. Eight years ago we stayed at a different condo a few doors down, but we will definitely return to #187 on our next visit to the big island!
Barry J from Washington DC on 06/27/2012 said:
The place was terrific. Everything was provided that was needed. The place was well maintained and well located. The view from the place was excellent and it was well located to everthing, particularly a great snorkeling beach. The only down side is that the ocean sound was quite loud in the master bedroom if you are a light sleeper. Getting information on check in could not have been easier.
Morgan M from Kent, WA (near Seattle) on 05/18/2012 said:
We loved this place! How wonderful to have a lanai so close to the ocean. No problems with booking on-line -- received all the info needed for check-in way before arriving in Kona. We even received a call from the representive of aloha Condos... just to ask if all was OK The location was great - very quiet and a very short drive into the town of Kailua-Kona. (FYI - Kona Inn is the best place for a Mai Tai or two.) This townhome has been updated - beautiful granite/tile and stainless appliances. We would will definately go back again...
Fabulous ocean view.
Roger & Leona from South Dak. & British Columbia on 05/10/2012 said:
We would highly recommend this townhouse. The view was all, and more than we expected.The sounds of the waves each night would lull anyone to sleep!We loved it!!
best. sunset. ever.
Josh C from Connecticut on 04/08/2012 said:
We had a lovely 4 days at th 187 during our stay on the big island. The place was clean, well furnished, and a great deal for the money! Talk about relaxing, with the ocean crashing against the rocks right outside of your bedroom! The kitchen had everything we needed for delicious meals right at home, and was just a great place to come back to every day and chill out. The pool is also right across the lot which is super convenient . . . only thing was I couldn't figure out the internet, but otherwise this was one of the better rental units I have ever stayed in, especially for the view of the ocean and proximity to everything you need (grocery store, etc).
Thoroughly enjoyed Townhome 187
Bonnie from New Jersey on 03/24/2012 said:
We very much enjoyed our stay in townhouse 187. It was neat and nicely furnished and well stocked with all we needed, including some snorkel gear. The unit is on an end and very close to the pool, but the best is that the ocean is out the back door. We spent a lot of our time on the back patio. The patio could use an upgrade but that did not take away from our total enjoyment. We were very close to shopping and some restaurants as well.
wonderful condo steps from the awesome sound and sight of the oc
debgoeshawaiian from davis ca on 03/10/2012 said:
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in 187. the condo was much nicer than the pictures on your internet ad. your well stocked kitchen was very handy. loved the convenience of your washer/dryer in condo. family loved viewing the large screen tv. my son is a surfer and enjoyed the short walk to surf. will definitely return.
Fred LeGaz from Anchorage, Alaska on 03/07/2012 said:
The follow up service by allen was excellent. The unit was very clean and Modern! Being located close to the Pool was also very nice.
susan from Pittsburgh, PA on 01/03/2012 said:
This condo was spacious, clean, well-equipped, looked right out over the ocean, and was the right price for our family. The Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club is right in the middle of the Kona coast, making it central to beautiful beaches and great snorkeling. Some of the best snorkeling, though, was right off of the rocks of the Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club!
Everything you could ask for
Rob & Anita from Eagle River, Alaska on 11/09/2011 said:
We loved the location, just a short jump to 19 and North/South destinations while on alii drive so we could hit town easily. We especially enjoyed the sound of the ocean (mere feet away) and sunsets on the lanai were unbeatable (no need to go anywhere, just pop you favorite beverage and pull up your chair). Directions were easy and complete and everything you need is there. Will definitely stay here again when (not if) we return to the big island.
A comfortable place in a lovely location
PAOLA from TORINO - ITALY on 10/14/2011 said:
The home and the sight were very lovely. We liked a lot the table on the terrace, also if it wasn't in a very good state. But it's a pity there isn't a market, A public phone, inside the club. We're obliged to get out with the car.
What's really there
Habitable Zone from Mountain View, California on 09/11/2011 said:
Walked in the front door and saw the ocean right off the back porch. Not some euphemistic "ocean front" or "ocean view" where you squint at a postage-stamp size piece of ocean between other people's condos. Entry to complex and unit easy, just followed instructions. Check-out tasks not too onerous & got my deposit back. Very nice that there was beach stuff -- snorkels, mats, boards -- so we didn't have to run out to Walmart and buy all this stuff our first few hours in Kailua. Also very nice that there are snorkeling and swimming beached within 3 miles to the north. Quiet neighbors, no annoying dogs or children. Only thing missing is air conditioning in the upstairs bedroom on the land side. Ocean side upstairs bedroom very pleasant at night with sea breeze and sound of surf.
Aloha Explorer from Montreal, Canada on 09/01/2011 said:
Beautifully appointed condo with all the modern amenities one could ask for! The lanai was just a few feet from the pounding surf and dramatic black volcanic rock formation- ideal for early morning sunrises with kona coffee in hand and surreal sunsets with mai tai in hand!
BrendaB from Sebastopol, CA on 06/21/2011 said:
Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed townhouse 187 at Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club. The ocean is just outside your door. The townhouse is remodeled well, very clean, and is nicely decorated. The owner seems to take pride in making sure your stay is great. The kitchen is very well supplied. Having boogie boards, snorkels and ice chest ready and waiting made one less errand to do - we could just head straight to the beach. Very pleased with working with aloha Condos too!
Our stay in Kona
milpitas_kona from Milpitas, CA on 06/15/2011 said:
The condo was excellent in all aspects and would gladly recommend to our friends.
Tiffany from Phoenix on 05/08/2011 said:
We loved the townhome. The location was close to everything and quiet and peaceful. We loved to listen to the sound of the ocean. The condo was very clean with wonderful appliances and furniture.
Excellent base to visit Big Island
Cherif from Toulouse (France) on 04/20/2011 said:
Resort very convenient and in front of the sea. Quiet place, close to commodities
Great Family Condo
Robinson Family from victoria bc on 01/08/2011 said:
We stayed in 187 over New Years 2011 with 2 adult children. The Condo was perfect for 4 of us. We saw beautiful sunsets, whales offshore, snorkled nearby and enjoyed a quiet private location. We really appreciated the well equiped kitchen and extras such as cooler, towels, soap. The pool and tennis courts are close by too. The only thing you might dislike is the sound of chirping birds and crashing waves. Also only suitable for 4 people unless you want somebody on the sofa in the main living area. We will definitely will return and recommend.
Awesome views, location and accomodations.
Connolly family from Bradford Ontario Canada on 12/30/2010 said:
Condo has excellent ocean views; we were able to see dolphins and whales from our lanai. The condo is very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. This condo is in a quiet area yet still close to downtown Kona. Rocco was great to deal with (excellent communication). Thank you for a great stay. When we return, this will definately be the place we want to stay at.
Great location, awesome views
prashthy from Santa Clara, CA on 12/19/2010 said:
The view from the lanai is simply amazing - a lone coconut tree and the vast expanse of water in the background. There was also snorkeling gear for four guests and that was useful. In the master bedroom, you will sleep listening to the waves gently crashing into the rocks. There is also a cooler that came in handy during short trips on the island. In all, we had an awesome experience at 187 and would strongly recommend it anyone who wants to stay in Kona on Big Island.
Marc from Vancouver, Canada on 11/29/2010 said:
Booking through alohacondos.com was easy and completely trouble free. The unit was as described: it had a great description online, and as soon as we walked through the front door - it was all true! The ocean was right there, the whole unit is very well appointed - great kitchen, front-loader washer and dryer (which my wife loved), very comfortable, very clean. The location is great - it's one of the best locations on the property, and is close to amenities, beaches (we walked to snorkeling and surfing lessons), restaurants, town; activities on the Kona coast are all close by, both North and South of there. The Surf and Racquet club is very nice and quiet. Couldn't ask for a better spot for a relaxing family holiday.
Perfect stay in paradise!
Markus and Kerstin from Maria Lankowitz on 10/16/2010 said:
It was an amazing stay. The condo was perfect for us. The view was great and the condition of the condo was very good. We had everything we needed and more (washing machine, dryer, snorkel gear, bodyboard, hair dryer, BBQ station)! We also enjoyed watching the turtles on the beach next to us. We can highly recommend this condo to everybody who attach great importance to privacy. The resort was very clean and silent.
Outstanding...don't miss it if you have the chance to stay here
crazy4hawaii from Santa Rosa, CA on 09/14/2010 said:
If you want a vacation rental that will take your breath away, look no further. Townhouse 187 is awesome. From the moment you open the front door and see the waves crashing on the lava beyond the sliding lanai door, to the time you prepare your first meal in the fantastic kitchen (granite countertops, high-end appliances and waves crashing outside your kitchen window) to the end of the day when you crawl into the heavenly bed, you won't be disappointed . We've stayed at the Keauhou Surf and Racquet club several times, all through private owner rentals, all oceanfront. Mostly great, (all aloha Condos), one time lousy, (not aloha Condos). The location is superb, with terrific snorkeling right next door at Kahaluu Beach Park. The grounds of the complex are meticulously maintained. The oceanfront units are especially nice as you are insulated from traffic. Not mention you'll have front row seats for the most beautiful sunsets. Alohacondos.com, makes contracting for Townhouse 187 a breeze. Check-in was made easy by Rocco, who sent an email the week of our departure with all the information, directions, gate codes etc. Being an end unit, Townhouse 187 has more light and ventilation than others on the oceanfront, allowing you to take advantge of the cool tradewinds. From the top-to-bottom quality remodel, (both materials and craftsmanship), to the luxurious linens, we could not have wished for better. It was really nice to have a full-size washer and dryer in the unit too. We sincerely hope to stay here again.
Bonnie from Fife Lake on 11/10/2013 said:
We couldn't believe on our arrival how well appointed this unit was. It was fully stocked with everything you could think of. Boogie Boards, snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach bag and towels. Condo was immaculate and bed was the most comfy we have ever slept in. Kitchen was also stocked with a full supply of spices, sugar,and even condiments...paper products, soaps...this place was turn key. Condo itself is elegant, all Island decor and is literally a stones throw from the water. Nothing better than the sound of waves to lull you into sleep. The property is very well maintained, lots of gardens and paths..and a very short walk to the pool. Highly recommend this unit!
Exceptional Condo with great attention to Detail!
DMac from San Diego, CA on 11/03/2013 said:
This place has it all! We were looking for a clean, oceanfront condo with access to pool and tennis courts and we got more than we expected. The place is very spacious, well stocked kitchen and linens and has all the "toys" you need including snorkels, boogie boards, coolers and beach chairs. I especially loved all the beautiful touches that the owner put into the remodel, including the custom granite, tile work and cabinetry...there is more storage than you'll ever need. The only thing that would have been nice to have was a/C but there were ceiling fans and room fans in every room so that kept us cool enough. The location was perfect as well as you are minutes away from restaurants and groceries and good snorkeling spots. I definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a top of the line unit as you will not be disappointed.
Barbara from Denver, CO on 07/07/2013 said:
This condo is beautiful! Everything was clean, new, and well cared for. Thought was put into everything in the condo - from the appliances to a fully stocked kitchen to the beach amenities - this place provides everything you need to have a good, relaxing time in Hawaii. Communication and reserving this condo was super easy, as was checking in. A beautiful welcome basket awaited us upon coming in the door. The Surf and Racquet Club is the perfect location for a getaway. This condo is located right on the water with a beautiful view from both the master bedroom and the patio. But if that isn't enough, the Kahaluu Beach Park is a 10 minute walk. This beach park has the best snorkeling around. You can also get surf lessons and rent stand up paddle boards. Snorkel gear is available to rent right there at the beach. The Surf and Racquet Club also has a great pool and is within walking distance of the Keauhou shopping center that has everything you might need - groceries, pharmacy, restaurants, and movie theater. The condo is fully equipped for a day at the beach. Some snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach mats, boogie boards, towels, and coolers are all stashed away in the closets. The condo has two big screen doors (one in the master and one in the living room) that can be opened up for great ventilation through the house. There is no air conditioning, but with the screens open and the ceiling fans on, there was no need for extra air conditioning. The condo also has extra floor fans in every room if you need them. There are TVs in each bedroom and the living room, although with the view out the patio, we spent most of our time watching the kayaks, boats, and dolphins going by. Both bathrooms are of good size - one with a bathtub and one with a glassed in shower. The washer and dryer in the master bath came in handy at the end of our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this condo and are planning on trying to book it again for our next trip to the Big Island.
Perfect oceanfront location!
Mr. and Mrs. Dorough from Anchorage, Alaska on 11/23/2013 said:
Aloha Condos provided excellent, clear, and thoughtful service, making it easy to arrive at, enjoy, and depart from this wonderful oceanfront condo. The unit was clean, well organized, and had everything we needed for a stress-free stay. We prefer staying at the end of alii Drive and away from the hustle and bustle of Kona, and the Surf & Racquet Club site was just what we wanted. We did not use the pool because we prefer the ocean for a swim. However, we did play tennis on the perfect, well maintained tennis courts every day. We spent a substantial amount of time in early mornings and late evenings on the lanai watching spinner dolphins, outrigger canoes, sunsets, and the full moon over the water. Master bedroom immediately off the lanai was great, but the bed could be exchanged for a more uniformly firm mattress. Learning that electricity runs about 45 cents a kilowatt hour curbed our use of the ceiling fans, but we did use them when we didn't have sufficient breeze to remain cool overnight. Convenient to have the KTa grocery up the hill as well as a few decent restaurants nearby. All in all, this was a great location to enjoy a week celebrating our twentieth anniversary.
Restful and beautiful
Janet from Phoenix on 09/15/2013 said:
We rented condo 1-202 and it just fit our needs perfectly. The whole rental transaction was super simple. The condo is stocked with everything we needed. Having beach towels, beach chairs and coolers was above and beyond. The pictures of the condo and the view do not to it justice. Sitting on the lanai, you are right on the ocean. We had a great time. We will be back!
A wonderful spot
Susan from Sydney on 08/29/2013 said:
The Surf and Racquet Club is in a great location. Quiet enough to be restful but close to good dining and grocery shopping. Condo 1-202 was perfect. We had beautiful sunsets and the condo had every amenity necessary for self-catering. We would stay again if we get to Kona again and recommend it 100%.
Best view in Kona!
Clara from Buffalo, New York, on 08/13/2013 said:
We stayed at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Condo 1-202 for 4 days in august 2013. The 2nd floor view from the lanai is amazing. The sound of the surf will lull you to sleep each night. Gorgeous sunsets! The condo in great condition and very, very clean. Works really well for family of 4-5 persons. The pool is great and has a covered portico for those of us who don't want to sit in the sun. Didn't use the tennis courts but they are in excellent shape. The grounds are manicured and are really lovely. Overall, one of the nicest units and the best complex I have rented.
Mango from Ann Arbor on 06/28/2013 said:
We loved condo 1-202! It was right on the ocean. We enjoyed falling asleep to the sound of the waves. It was very spacious- easily accommodating 2 adults and 2 teens. The kitchen had nice full-size appliances. We also got good use out of the boogie boards and fins. Having laundry in the unit was also a plus, as was wi-fi. Only negatives- bed could be slightly more comfortable, and the living room furniture could use some updating. I'd give it 4.5 stars, if I could. I would definitely stay there again!
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our condo and appreciate the feedback very much! We stay in the condo twice each year and our goal is to ensure that everyone who stays there has an exceptionally positive and memorable experience. We put brand new living room furniture in the condo in December, 2011 and a new master bedroom kingbed suite, including a Serta Perfect Sleeper Glen Haven mattress/box spring, at the same time. We feel that having a comfortable bed is a key priority, but we also realize that, when it comes to mattresses, it is hard to find one that is good for everyone so we chose the middle firmness and felt that would offer the best fit for a variety of guests. Don and I will be there again in September and will have a good look at everything to ensure that all is in excellent condition. We want our guests to have a wonderful, idyllic stay in our condo. Thanks again for the feedback. We really do appreciate it and hope to have you and your family as our guests again in the future!
Mahalo, Don and Laurelee
Johnno from Torrance, CA on 05/18/2013 said:
We had a delightful stay in Condo 1-202. It is a beautiful 2BR, 2Ba condo that is great for two couples. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay and is furnished very nicely. The view is killer - we saw some great sunsets from the lanai and there is a kind of 'blowhole' in the lava rock that is neat too. We fixed grilled fish on the BBQ a couple of nights and ate on the lanai. The Keauhou shopping center is just a short distance. The Thai food place there is great too.
A true paradise!!!
Magalie from Soleure (Switzerland) on 09/26/2012 said:
My husband and I had a wonderful time at Keauhou Kona Surf and Racket Club. The condo was just perfect with everything we need and the view, my God, amazing, right in front of the ocean, what's best to wake up each morning with this view!!! It's a very quite location, perfect to stay mellow and also to explore the island. I would recommend this condo to anyone and if we have the chance to come back to Big Island, we will for sure sleep in this wonderful condo!
JP from Avon, OH on 07/04/2012 said:
We were thrilled when we first saw the inside of the condo. It is very clean and well equipped. The kitchen has quality cookware and several nice appliances. The washer and dryer are nearly new, and were nice to have available. It was great to have boogie boards, tennis and badminton rackets, snorkeling equipment, and beach towels, all available within the condo. The lanai was wonderful, with a beautiful view of the ocean and sunsets. The condo is near a great snorkeling beach, and fairly close to shopping.
scott colorado from glenwood springs colorado on 05/09/2012 said:
this was the second time i have stayed at this complex and a great condo again. everything i could have needed was there. from tenis racquets, a volleyball, towels, chairs, just everything. close to pool and bbq. i love the huge lanai with plenty of seating.
Comfort and everything you need with a fantastic view
Cathy from San Benito, Tx and Wabash,In on 03/13/2012 said:
Can't say enough about how great this place was. Lots of space. Every thing clean and furnished with high quality amenities. Everything you needed was available, including guide books, snorkle equipment, binoculars and everything in the kitchen you might need. The lanai was spacious and the beds were so comfortable after a long day. Would recommend to anyone.
Barbara from Portland, OR on 02/26/2012 said:
Plenty of room. Loved the oceanfront location!! Safe, gated community. Lovely pool.
starlight45 from Manchester, Connecticut on 11/13/2013 said:
My sister and I stayed in this condo. It was clean and had a perfect ocean view from the lanai where you could hear the surf. Although there was no ac, the fans kept it very cool. It was very well equipped with coffeemaker and microwave and pots,pans,dishes , dishwasher, utensils and plenty of soap etc. It was difficult to read the digital display of the oven temperature and the directions for key code entry were not specific enough on arrival so we had to call for help from a neighbor.The phone number for the contact person had changed and was listed inside the condo so we could not call anyone until we gained access. The activity and eating places need to be updated in the binder all in all it was very pleasant stay and I would definitely rent here again.
Beautiful ocean views
jadam from Vancouver BC on 10/31/2013 said:
We have stayed at this condo three times now. It is well equipped, with everything you need in the kitchen to feel right at home. The condo is peaceful and it is great to sleep so close to the sound of the ocean. The unit itself is clean, though there are a couple areas that could use a bit of maintenance (baseboards) but this is just cosmetic. It's easy to feel like this is a home away from home.
It's all about the location and view...
Doug from Moorpark, CA on 10/10/2013 said:
Great location and floorplan with an ocean view for a reasonable value that's hard to beat. Have stayed at this comfortable condo on several occasions in the past few years and would then have rated it at 5 stars for the overall package and value. Overall maintenance condition of the unit is on the decline to the extent that it diminishes the overall experience. After a little refurbishment work to ensure that everything is again functional this unit can easily get its 5 stars back...
Loved this condo!!
76wimp from Burleson, Texas on 09/26/2013 said:
My husband and I stayed in condo 1-203 last week. We absolutley loved this place. I liked the location of the condo in relation to everything. It wasn't right in the middle of it, but was a short drive to it all. The condo was fully stocked with everything we needed and provided things that we hadn't thought of. We used the washer and dryer a couple times, so it was nice that there was detergent provided. Thanks for a lovely stay! A welcome place to land every day after exploring the island :) Some of the extras that came in handy was the cooler which we used pretty much daily. The beach towels were nice too because they can be bulky in a suitcase. I liked the binoculars (never even thought about those) which I used every morning on the lookout for dolphins. We also used the beach chairs, snorkel masks and boogie boards. The condo was clean and comfortable. Pleanty of room for the three of us. We wanted for nothing. I like the idea of the sign in book. I liked reading what previous guests enjoyed about their stay. My favorite part of it all was our bedroom was right off the lanai. Every night we slept like babies with that ocean right outside the door.
Absolutly Beautiful, Stunning and fully equiped
The new Mr & Mrs from Sydney on 06/04/2013 said:
This condo is absolutly gourgous. The location is perfect for the sunset in the afternoon. I couldnt think of anything the condo didnt have. Everything we needed was supplied. Yes the washer and dryer was a little rusty however considering it is right on the edge of the sea and the salt water it was more than acceptable. I loved this location, Thor was more than helpful and the neighbours were also a pleasure. Every person that arrived to the condos were screaming on arrival on how beautiful the loaction is. The veranda was large and a great dining spot, why go out for dinner when you have the best view right out front of your door. The unit would have everything you need and more, it even has spices and salt pepper etc. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots/pans plates and utencils to serve at least 10 people. The rooms were very spacious and open, it could do with air conditioning however the fans in every room were lovely and it wasnt uncomfortable. My husband and I loved and enjoyed every minute. The value for money was outstanding. The professional photos that are on most websites are exactly what the units are like.
Vonya from Bethel on 05/20/2013 said:
This condo is conveniently located near shopping center,snorkel beach and highway. We have stayed in this complex several times but this unit met our needs the best. The owner was very caring and helped make our stay uncomplicated and easy. The condo is nicely furnished which includes beach chairs and towels. We plan to stay here again in the near future.
A Pleasant, Quiet, Comfortable Place to Be
Mark and Corinne from Boise, ID on 03/26/2013 said:
One never knows quite what to expect away from "home". This condo met everything within our comfort zone. It was clean and well kept. We appreciated the open floor plan yet private bedrooms/bathrooms for each couple. Our bed was more than comfortable. The kitchen had plenty of room for everyone to fix for themselves. It was well equipped yet not cluttered with lots of counter space. The windows brought in natural light with the outdoors. We were amazed by our view. The ocean was out our door. We watched whales, waves, and kayaks, every morning and sunsets in the evening from our patio. We were so busy having fun we forgot to call the number for us to use to ask for more water filters for the water pitcher. Even a cooler was provided for our outings. Though snorkeling gear was provided we recommend being personally fitted so that your experience is successful. The locals told us the end of May to October are best for snorkeling beaches when the water is calmer. We were amazed by the power and beauty of large waves crashing against the rocks. Those who stay in the bedroom nearest the shore may want to consider bringing a pair of trusted ear plugs at least for the first night or two. The location was handy for shopping and eating. Even beaches were nearby. Walking is doable but a ways for those not wanting to walk or take the time since the distance is not immediate. We appreciated the privacy out of the hustle and bustle of tourists and town.
Truly oceanfront tranquility!
Susan from Oak Harbor on 12/24/2012 said:
This was our seconde time at the complex and first time with this unit. It is a fabulous place to stay. The kitchen is fully equipped and granite counters a dream. The position of the condo makes you feel like you're floating over the ocean and it was wonderful to fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves. Centrally located, and quiet, we will definately be back. Great place to stay in Kona! Susan and Chuck
What a great view
couple from Canada from Montreal on 11/08/2012 said:
The condo is extremely well located with all the shopping needs in close proximity. The Kitchen was extremely well equipped,everything needed was there. We loved every minute we were there.
Peace, tranquility and a home away from home.
Candice from Auburn, CA on 10/29/2012 said:
My husband and our two children recently stayed at this condo and it was wonderful. The condo is very well appointed with everything you could need for a day at the beach as well as what you need to cook a full meal. The view is spectacular and was definitely my favorite part of this condo. We slept with the lanai doors open and were lulled by the rythmic sound of crashing waves. Everything was clean and well cared for. I will definitely be staying again.
Craig from San Diego on 06/20/2012 said:
This condo has a fantastic location just above the surf with a large lanai. We ate all our meals out there. We were worried about the lack of a\c, but the condo cooled off very quickly with the sliding glass doors open. The condo also included boogie boards, beach chairs, a couple of ice chests and other recreational items. Nothing about the condo looks fancy, except maybe the granite counters in the kitchen, but everything was clean and in good working order. The bed was not very comfortable, nor was the furniture, but it was adequate
Great place to enjoy the Kona Coast
retired in Victoria from Victoria B.C. Canada on 04/29/2012 said:
This unit has a superb location, the view of the sunsets over the ocean is terrific and the sound of the waves rolling against the rocky shore line makes a great background noise when going to sleep. The unit is very well equipped, even beach and snorkel gear is provided, the kitchen will suit even serious cooks. Well maintained. One issue was that the screen door system needed replacement. We have been advised by the owner that this was replaced the day after we left. Would love to stay here again.
Right on then ocean...
Ocean Lover from California on 03/06/2012 said:
If you want to be by the ocean, you can't get any closer than this second story condo with great views. We spent a lot of time on the large lanai watching the surf break right below us. It is a great spot to watch sunsets. At night we slept with the door open so the ocean could waves could lull us to sleep. There is no beach right there, but they are beautiful ones close by. The condo's kitchen is well appointed and stocked. This pace is perfect for couples or a family with two small children. The grounds are beautiful. The pool is pretty big and there are nice tennis courts if you want to play.
We had a fabulous vacation and your condo 1203 was a major reaso
Dianne from Palatine, Il on 02/19/2012 said:
From each of our first steps into the condo, we were overwhelmed with the condo and most certainly, the view! We used the lanai bedroom and it was so good to just walk out every morning. Whether having a cup of coffee or lunch/dinner, my favorite was enjoying an evening glass of wine with the waves playing against the lava rocks. The condo was superbly stocked with soaps, cleaning supplies, etc. The beach, snorkel, and sports equipment was truly used. Having the cleaning crew in after the first week was perfect and the girls were very nice and busy, busy, busy. One day it was quite blustery and the roll down screens were the perfect block. We all agreed with a number of 'repairs' that should be made: The screen doors should be replaced - tough to work or lock; The master bath could use a complete rehab. Of course the rehab would be pricey but very needed. I am specifically referring to the shower, floor, and baseboards. While you're in there the washer and dryer could be replaced. The kitchen floor could be replaced. The furniture throughout the condo fit right in the Hawaiian theme - very good. All of the appliances worked just fine. We liked the location - out of downtown but 10-15 minutes when we ventured there. I walk but my husband, daughter, and friend did lots of running and the gentle hills and the bike lane was perfect for them. We had a very good vacation and I am so glad we found your condo. Mahalo. Dianne Kain
"Beautiful & Loaded" Condo
kim.n from Puyallup on 02/08/2012 said:
Unit 1-203 is beautifully decorated in island style, and the most well-equipped vacation rental I've stayed in. No need for the Swiss army knife here! This is all about crashing waves & glorious sunsets. If you're a germ-a-phobe like me you'll want to give the light switches a little disinfect. Housekeeping missed them before I arrived. A small disappointment in the larger scheme. Terrific place!
exquisite seaside view
Phillip from Davis, California on 12/22/2011 said:
This is a lovely unit, with the entire rear of the condo (both the master bedroom and living room) overlooking the sea. The location of the complex is quite convenient, with shopping, including a big KTa grocery store, just a minute up the road (turn right out the complex and find the shopping center soon on the left). Very peaceful. Lovely green birds hang out around the grounds, which are themselves an archeological site. Highly recommended.
What a place to spend your vacation!
Barb K-W from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 11/27/2011 said:
Thor, you have quite the place here! As a guest we wanted for nothing, as you had thought of everything in advance. The condo was spotless upon our arrival, and your directions/insturctions were easy to follow. The Lani was great. We had every breakfast there, and watched almost all the sunsets from it as well. We enjoyed just spending days at the beaches (the condo had a supply of umbrellas, beach chairs snorkel gear, coolers and ice packs), or visiting some of the sights the Island has to offer. The spinner dolphins swimming past every morning, and then back every afternoon was great. Some of the sight we enjoyed were the Volcano's National Park, and the Greenwell Coffee Plantation, The Place of Refuge, and the Painted Church. Your binder of suggestions was certainly a great help, as we didn't really know what there was close by. We are already thinking our return visit next year! Thanks again for your hospitality,
Soothing sounds from the beautiful blue waters.
Vicki from Bothell,Washington on 11/10/2011 said:
My husband and I fell asleep to the ocean waves every night.The condo was very spacious and was well equipped.My husband did organized the utensil drawer,it was a disaster.That took only a few minutes.We have stayed in privately owned condos from Kahana,Kihei,Kapaa and Princeville.One thing we have never had in any of those is mice.It was a real surprise to us because it appeared to be so clean and it was.I think there might have been a nest behind the washer and dryer.Bruce, Thors contact came right over and put out traps.We got two but they were with us the full week.I'm a girl so I was a mess,my husband not so much.I would stay again it is a beautiful condo!
! from Moorpark, CA on 09/26/2011 said:
Thoroughly enjoyed our 12 night stay. Unit 1-203 location is very near to the shore with the constant sound of the surf on the rocks. Huge lanai is the place to be especially for the sunset hour. Unit is open and well ventilated by ceiling fans (lack of a.C. was absolutely no problem). We're already looking forward to our next stay in this condo...
David F from Droitwich, UK on 09/01/2011 said:
Very spacious condo. Very well equiped. The breeze that blew through was beautiful.
A Terrific Spot to Relax
Tom from Nashville, TN on 06/15/2011 said:
We loved our condo. It was beautifully maintained and outfitted with every possible thing. Even more important, the condo had fabulous views. Nothing can compare to sitting on the balcony or sleeping in the bed with the waves crashing on the nearby shoreline. The skyline as absolutely quiet--no planes or loud noises whatsoever. The condo did not have air-conditioning but it had fans everywhere. During our visit, we did not need the ac at all and we like things cool I would recommend using a condo rather than a townhouse. The views were better and the condos are better maintained.
Alohafamily from California on 05/19/2011 said:
This condo was great, right on the ocean, can't get much closer. Amenities galore, cooler, chairs, unbrella, boogie boards, board games, books, movies, etc. Beach nearby is fair, pillows could use some updating, a bit hard. We can't wait to go back.
Lederman family from Seattle on 05/05/2011 said:
Great vacation rental. Clean, very comfortable, and equipped with everything you will need. We had a great time!
Great location, Great view, and Great vacation place!
Jon from OR on 04/26/2011 said:
This is the first time we traveled to Big Island, and my wife and I love this island and love this rental place! We stayed many rental places before, but this is the one! As I mentioned in the title, the location is very nice; it's close to the shopping center. This condo is very clean, and everything equipped. We are amazed by gorgeous ocean view! We watched every morning and night, never get tired of this view. We will definitely stay again!!! Highly recommended! Thank you so much!
The Williams from Coeur d Alene, ID on 03/24/2011 said:
This was a beautiful condo. Everything one could want has been provided with extras to boot. Ocean view and the sound of the surf was fabulous. Overhead fans provided adequate cooling. Only one fault: the floor really needed a good scrubbing; it was clean in the middle but very dirty around the edges and outside the traffic zones. I have sent Thor a postcard regarding that issue. I have tile floors and use a Hoover Floor Mate Hard Floor cleaner. It has rotary brushes to clean and also vacuums dry. Works like a charm. I recommend getting one of those at Costco for this place! Other than the floor, the condo was very clean and well furnished. We liked it so much we'll be back for sure - maybe in October.
Great spot on the Waterfront
Sundowner from Wa on 03/01/2011 said:
The condo was wonderful, it looks great in the website photos and better in person. Everything you need for cooking or going to the beach was readily available and the unit is well maintained. Snorkeling is close by and we saw whales from the lanai everyday. The shopping center/grocery is just down the street and many good restaurants nearby. If you like what you see in the photo you won't be disappointed. Although the description indicates six people might stay here, I would suggest only four.
Great tennis vacation
Tennis Bum from Long Beach, Wa. on 02/06/2011 said:
Great location, Could use a second TV. Loved the granite counter top in the kitchen. As we shared this condo with another couple, It would of been nice to have a queen bed in the second bedroom. We do understand the twin beds though. We will be back. Thanks again.
Lourdes from Durham, CA on 01/13/2011 said:
We did the "Big island circle" arriving in to Kona, drove to Waimea and spend first night in Hilo, then to the condo in Keauhou, we arrived at night and felt welcomed. There was already some windows open and a small light, and the ocean breeze was very relaxing. We had breakfast and dinner watching the ocean and wonderful sunsets almost every day. During the day we opted to go either south for snorkeling 9vaptian Cook area nt to miss !!) or coffee @ the Kona Plantations or historical places (don't miss the place of refuge or the painted church) (about 30 min away);or We stayed around (magic sands for sun bathing and boogie boarding; or the beach park next to the outrigger (about 10 min or less walk) for snorkeling. Or we drove an hour north to the white sand beaches of Mauna Kea and Hapuna (the kids favorites). We had a great time, saw dolphins turtles and a glimpse of a whale. It is a short drive to kailuea-kona town too. The place was clean and well decorated with all the basics that helped us enjoy our stay. Special thanks for the boogie boards, umbrella, chairs and cooler
Awesome Oceanfront Get-Away!
Katherine from Vancouver BC on 12/30/2010 said:
My boyfriend and I enjoyed staying at this condo very much! The pictures give an accurate account of the condo and we appreciated that it wasn't too flowery or cheezy in its decor. The unit was clean when we arrived and the cleaners came once as well while we were there. We spent a number of our evenings having dinner on the lanai and listening to the waves crash on the lave rocks below. We both really enjoyed falling asleep at night to the sound of the waves. We didn't use the second bedroom at all but it was well laid out with two twin beds so it would be perfect for a family of four or a couple and two friends or three friends traveling together - you'd have to flip for the big bed ;) The lanai was the highlight of our stay. It is very roomy with a table for four to have dinner as well as two lounge chairs for sitting and enjoying the view. They also have a very handy drying rack on the lanai for swimsuits and towels etc. The condo itself is very well located and there is a small mall just up with the road with a grocery store, coffee shop, movie theatres and a few restaurants. You can also walk about 15 minutes north along alii Drive to the snorkelling beach. Easy access to Highway 11 and far enough from alii drive to miss all the sounds of the traffic making it a very peaceful place to spend your holiday. The Bbq's are also located right across from the unit so it's very convenient to cook out and carry the food back up to the lanai. I am very grateful to Thor and his wife for providing us such a wonderful place to spend our vacation. You have put a lot of care and attention into your condo and it shows. Mahalo!!
Can't wait to come back!
Ryan from Olympia, WA on 11/02/2010 said:
The condo was incredible! The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare great meals for our family. We enjoyed being able to see and hear the ocean from our bed!
Can't beat the view in this well-appointed condo
Tony C from Mountain View, CA on 10/10/2010 said:
As soon as we threw the doors open to this place, the view took our breath away. The pictures don't do it justice. You wake up in the morning and look out to the water and watch dolphins doing backflips. Pretty phenomenal. On the good side, I would sa: 1. View. Already mentioned that. Had to mention it again. 2. Close to town and beaches (less than 20 minutes from most things) 3. Amenities were awesome: from the grills available (which we used to make steaks) to the stuff in the kitchen to all of the beach gear...this place had everything. Even a cooler which became a lifesaver for taking out to the beach. 4. Granite kitchen countertops, modern furniture... The only two things I would fix are: 1. There was one day where air conditioning would've been really nice. It's not that it gets too hot (as there is a nice breeze that comes off the ocean). It's just humid and a/C's good at removing humidity. 2. The floors weren't particularly clean. As requested, we took off our shoes to walk around, but it made our feet as dirty as if we had been walking outside barefoot. I've been to the Big Island twice now, so when I come back to Hawaii, I'll likely stay at another island, but when I do make it back to the Big Island, I'm definitely going to look this place up!
LoveParadise! from Mossyrock, WA on 09/13/2010 said:
My husband and I stayed at this wonderful condo for 4 nights during our first anniversary trip. It was well-appointed with everything we needed for our stay, and we loved the oceanfront view! Great location at the south end of alii Drive. We were quite impressed with the value of this condo--great price for everything that it had. No a/C, and we were concerned about this at first, but there were plenty of ceiling fans with a good breeze, so we didn't really miss the a/C. We will definitely consider staying here again!
Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Condo 1-203
Mike E. from Sunnyvale, CA on 08/14/2010 said:
Great place considering location (Tropical Island), secure, roomy, clean, well equipped kitchen. Smooth check in and check out. Trouble / bother free! This was the first time we've done ocean front though. Good view from lanai, but was very hard to sleep at night if you are in the living room next to lanai due to the sound of crashing waves. With that said, if you are sensitive to noise I would think twice. There is some room for improvement too. Nothing major, yet some worn out furniture out on the lanai (arm chairs) and rusted telescopic pole of a soap/shampoo holder in the shaver next to the living room. Toilets you can live with, but I would replace them with newer more water efficient / water sense type. Go green! Overall we were all pleased. Thank you very much!
Great Condo - Awesome View
Ram Jam from San Diego on 07/27/2010 said:
This condo had an amazing ocean view and was extremely clean. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and would most definitely stay here again when we come back. Everything was perfect and even the lanai chairs were extremely comfortable.
Sound of the surf put us to sleep nightly.
Jane from Napa, CA on 05/26/2010 said:
We had a great ten day stay at this condo. It was on the oceanfront with lots of privacy and no road noise from alii Drive. The unit was quite large and really well equipped. We used the boogie boards, beach umbrella and beach chairs regularly. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. The unit was very clean upon arrival. I really liked being on the second floor - it made for a better view.
gecko from canada on 05/13/2010 said:
had great weather, the lanai is a beautiful spot to watch the ocean and the sea life like the dolphins going by. area is close to beach for snorkeling and turtles, easy ocean drive into kona good trip
Feels like home in paradise
Paul_in_Rochester from Rochester, NY on 05/09/2010 said:
My wife & I have stayed in other condos in Hawaii, but none made us feel like home as much as this unit did. It seems like it was built to be a home â not a rental unit - and the owners of this unit have made sure that a lot of little things (e.g. laundry soap, kitchen spices) are in place to make your stay more comfortable. As far as the unit itself, it is very spacious, wonderfully decorated, and well maintained. It is right on the ocean with a huge wall of glass across the whole back facing the ocean. Behind the wall of glass is a very large lanai (porch). Half of that back wall is the master bedroom (which can be opened to the adjoining living room), so you can fall asleep listening to the surf pound the lava shoreline just outside. Very relaxing. And the spacious grounds were beautifully maintained with tennis courts, a pool, and barbecue facilities. Definitely made our week on this island wonderful. A side note to help folks considering other units in this complex. There are two different sets of buildings here â those numbered up to 199 and those numbered from 1-101 to 9-306. The first group is a different style from this unit, so our comments above would not necessarily apply. Our unit was in the second type of unit type of unit. For these units, the first digit is the building number (only buildings 1 through 4 are ocean-front); the second digit is the floor (second and third floors afford slightly better views), and the last 2 digits are the unit number.
unit doesn't live up to location
Kim from Redmond, Wa on 04/28/2010 said:
Great location,nice floor plan with main bed next to lanai,BUT floor was dirty in places,the glassware was dulled by hard water, the kitchen cabinets need replacing,the main bath was outdated,stained,cramped,the bed was uncomfortably hard(we bought egg-crate pads) and the towel rack out on the lanai was filthy. Also, the TV was not in a good location for viewing. Most of these things could be easily dealt with I might add that the pool was nice in that it is bigger than average and allows for lap swimming. The BBQ area was convenient and equipment worked fine. We would consider staying here again if above issues addressed. D.K. Macduff
Wonderful Condo for Relaxing Vacation
firstname.lastname@example.org from China on 04/15/2010 said:
We received clear, accurate, punctual and professional confirmation on renting the unit from the owner. We needed to make some adjustments to our plans and he was more than gracious with us for the changes. Upon arriving after 3 planes and 30+ hours of traveling we were delighted to find a picture perfect condo. Everything was exactly like the website stated and more. The resort is clean, quiet and very private. We absolutely plan to return to Hawaii and we will plan our days of stay around this units availability! Thank you for providing in your unit every imaginable gadget one could need from the kitchen utensils to the beach supplies, all for our convenience. Beautiful condo, great location, lovely vacation!
Feb 2010 visit
Alberta from Canada on 02/16/2010 said:
FANTASTIC VIEW !! Condo has great layout and was quite comfortable. Upon arrival, we were quite disappointed with the overall cleanliness of the unit. Given we are asked to pay a cleaning fee up front, I expected to arrive to a shiny clean condo. Not the case - we had to do a bit of cleaning ourselves before we put our stuff away for our stay. Other than that, the condo could use a facelift. It's a great location and assumed to be well used. A fresh paint job along with the replacement of some rusty items would make a huge difference! Overall, we enjoyed our stay there.
Glossy from Calgary on 01/24/2010 said:
Everything was as described in the ad, right on the ocean. It is a ways from Kona but we found that was fine as there really isn't much to do in Kona anyway, just a lot of souvenir shops. There is a mall close by for any groceries or other things you may need. We didn't find the lack of A/C an issue as the breeze at night cooled things off. Very nice condo, the only thing we didn't like was the laminate flooring in the bathrooms seemed dingy. Not sure why they wouldn't have just extended the tile into the bathrooms, but that was a minor issue.
St Louis family from missouri on 01/13/2010 said:
This was the best condo we've ever stayed in. We've been vacationing in Kona off and on for 30yrs. All communication,directions and discriptions were exact. I really appreciate the lawn chairs,mats,towels all the equipment and coolers. The beds were comfortable. The bathrooms well supplied and there were enough spices in the kitchen to cook in, if you wanted to. We did grill, once right, across the parking lot. The view could not be beaten, fantastic! The location was super. The kitchen cupboards and drawers could use a little attention. That's very minor compared to the plus of this condo. We can't wait to return. Thank you. Mr.Tyson
Gem in Paradise
Just the 4 of us from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada on 12/18/2009 said:
What an incrediable vacation. The condo was SO beautiful, we hardly felt the need to leave it and explore the island. To have the sound of the ocean put you to sleep at night, and the breathtaking views in the morning was more than we had hoped for. We were very thankful to be on the second floor too, as it both allowed for an unabstructed view of the ocean, and also the piece of mind that the waves would stay where they belong! The condo was set with every appliance, spice, and toy we needed. The pool was warm and clean, the grounds were beautiful, and we were only minutes away from great boogy-boarding and turtle-filled snorkeling beaches. Thank you for an amazing family experience!!! We'll be back =)
A very relaxing place to stay
JA and SM from Vancouver, BC, Canada on 11/24/2009 said:
This condo met and exceeded our expectations. It's bigger than it looks from the pictures online. Everything you could wish for is in the kitchen (except I couldn't find a kettle to make tea with...so I used the microwave). Waking up to natural light, going to bed with the sound of the ocean so close- it was all great. The condo is clean, and very well equipped. No air conditioning, so it might be hot in the summer(?) but we found the breeze and the ceiling fans kept us very comfortable at night. The property is well maintained, and directions for check in and check out were very straightforward. We thought the value for our cost was very good, especially as we were not in the high season. There is a shopping center very close by, so it is easy to get what you need without a long journey, but at the same time, the location is far enough out of town to make you feel like you are not in tourist central. It's a great location to have as a home base, as it's very central for touring the island (lots of driving wherever you stay on Hawaii to see everything). Most mornings there were dolphins just offshore, and there is a nice snorkel spot very close by to see lots of fish and turtles. The only uncomfortable moment was meeting an extraordinarily large cockroach on the patio- but that's a tropical environment for you! The hardest part of our stay was coming home. If we go back to Hawaii, we'll certainly try to stay here again.
AZWiz from Tucson Arizona on 11/19/2009 said:
The pictures do not convey how exotic this condo is. Only feet from the ocean, walking distance from tennis, pool, and secure parking. This condo is on the second floor which gives a beautiful view and privacy. No need to close the window blinds ever! Everything is provided, even tennis rackets and beach equipment. The condo management was excellent in giving assistance and move-in instructions. Only thing we can think of that could have been better is my wife would have liked a "softer" king size bed.
Beautiful Condo to match the Beautiful Location
Aloha! from Brisbane, Qld, Aust on 10/22/2009 said:
Our family of four arrived after a 24 hour transit to the comfort of the condo. If is so well decked out with everything that you instantly feel relaxed and at home in your surrounds. The location right on the beach is great and close enough to all you might need/want to do. The local trolley is fun and quick if you want to leave the car for the day. Hawaii is an unreal island offering so many different things to do, the snorkelling at the beach next door is good and the dolphins that cruise pass the lani each day is a bonus. We loved everything about our stay at Condo 1-203, we only hated leaving. But we will return one day. Too nice a spot not to.
WRT from Placerville, California on 10/15/2009 said:
If you love to hear the sound of the waves crashing against the shore this place is for you. The condo has a nice sized kitchen as well as living area, plenty of room for a family, and very nice for just two people. The condo complex was very quiet during our stay and the ocean is just a "stones throw" from the unit. The condo is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, and is very close to the BBQ area. The only thing that was some concern to us was the firmness of the bed in the master bedroom, but overall we loved the condo.
Beautiful Hawaii Condo
Anna & Mark from Sarasota, FL on 10/14/2009 said:
We just got back from a great vacation in Hawaii. We stayed at Aloha condos' Kona Surf & Racquet Club, unit 1-203. It is a beautiful 2/2 unit with unmatched views and great amenities. The kitchen is large and very nice, utencils are plenty and the stackable washer and dryer is a larger size and works great. The CA King bed is very comfortable and the unit offers books, games, coolers, beach chairs, and snorkel gear for renters. Very nice! We were a bit unlucky that the weather was very hot and there was very little wind. This made the unit quite warm even at night with all fans on high speed. A few bugs found their way in, but nothing a quick spray would not take care of. Very nice unit, highly recommend. Great location.
Great Kona Condo
Jane Daniels from Tampa, Fl on 09/27/2009 said:
We had a wonderful stay here. The condo is perfect. The location is just right. A short drive to town 5 minutes. Trolly is availabe also if you don't want to drive. The grocery store is about a 2 minute drive up the hill. Easy to walk too if not carrying too much back! The condo grounds are beautiful. Very clean and well cared for. The tennis courts are fine, and the pool has just had improvements made. Both are very nice. The grilling area is nice and clean. Several tables to sit at in the covered area. The ocean side is awesome. The surf crashes against the lava rock, and little coves along the shore. We have never seen such a beautiful sunset as from the patio. We spent a lot of time watching different kinds of boats passing by. The inisde of the condo is beautiful. Very bright and clean. Everything has been thought of. Even the light switches had labels! Very comfortable furniture inside and on the patio. All kinds of fun beach toys, books, movies, cds. You can't go wrong with a stay at Keauhou kona Surf and Racquet # 1-203.
Great condo in a magical location
Renato from Geneva, Switzerland on 08/08/2009 said:
It was a very difficult choice to get a condo that satisfied all our requests of being close to the main attractions in the area of Kailua Kona, yet quiet and near the oceanfront with a view. The hotels charge just too much and after looking many condos this one looked the best one. All started with the owner allowing us to rent onlz for 4 nights when it should be 5 nights minimum and the instructions given afterwards were always clear and perfect. When we got there, everything exceeded our expectations: the spaciousness, the lanai, the ocean views, the sound of the waves crashing... it was a true Hawaiian dream!! And the town is only 10 minutes away, the most beautiful snorkeling spot is 15 minutes away, bot the more crowded yet amazing Keahou Bay was around the corner!! On top of all this the unit was extremely well maintained, kitchwn very modern and well equipped, quiet at night and had all the gear we needed for the beach was there... so it was such a better investment than going to a hotel or even a B&B... and it was clearly one of the best condos around!! Would definitely come back again here when we return for some more Big Island adventures!! Recommend it highly for couples or families (it had an extra bedroom we never used)!! Enjoy!!
What we were hoping for, and more. The condo was a perfect comp
dlvappraiser from Yuba City, CA on 06/30/2009 said:
From the smooth communication with the owner in the very beginning of our honeymoon accomodation search, to the easy check out, at this great location (close to many amenities), our experience with this condominium was beyond our expectations. Great ocean front views from many rooms, a fully appointed kitchen and recreation closet complete with many beach use type accessories, an outside BBQ area steps away from the unit -- these were just a few of the many features we enjoyed on our 10 day stay. Additionally, Keauhou was a great launching off point to many sights on the Big Island, along with an excellent micro-climate as well!
Beautiful location, a little stuffy!
AZ Soccer Family from Vail, AZ on 06/26/2009 said:
The condo, itself, is absolutely gorgeous! It's spacious and has every amenity we could have hoped for in our "home away from home". The view is incredible, and watching the waves crash on the lava rocks was very mesmerizing. It's only 5 minutes from a grocery store, a drug store, and many restaurants to satisfy just about anyone's palate. The only thing that we were not prepared for was the humidity/heat! We are from S.E. Arizona, and an 80 degree day is very pleasant! In Kona, 80 degrees with 80% humidity and absolutely no breeze was nothing short of oppressive! On that note, while the condo has ceiling fans in every room, it could use 2 or 3 on the lanai, and a screen door on the front door like all the surrounding condos. Chances are, although the condo and amenities were outstanding, the lack of AC will prevent us from staying here again! Lastly, midway through our stay and until we left, remodeling started in the condo next door, and the carpet on the stairs was being replaced. We did not get the courtesy of being notified prior to or during our stay. We had driven to the East side of the island two days in a row, and had gotten back around midnight on both occasions, only to waken around 6:30 a.m. to sawing, hammering, etc. Prior knowledge of this may have had some bearing on whether or not we had chosen this condo to stay at. At the very least, a discounted rate would have been some consolation.
Beautiful, comfortable condo right next to the ocean
elenion from Reno, NV on 06/17/2009 said:
Loved this condo. It was comfortable, clean and quiet. The sound of the ocean lulled us to sleep every night. Had plenty of the essentials, including beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and a blender. The huge lanai with comfy lounge chairs made it very easy to nap the afternoon away. During our second week, the weather turned a bit muggy, so air conditioning would have been nice, but we found an extra fan in the condo that helped a lot. The location is very convenient, right next to a shopping center, and a 5 minute walk from great snorkeling. Overall, highly recommended. Can't wait to visit again.
good bye stress
snowky from Japan on 06/05/2009 said:
Amazing place to stay@Big Island!! clean,tidy,cozy and most of all This place has great ocean view! I think I was lucky caz I found this place! I'll come back when I go to Big Island^^ One thing,better have car if u want to stay here the location of this place is about 10min(maybe less) to go to main town,,
Fantastic Ocean View
Anita Travel from San Diego, CA on 05/26/2009 said:
We were traveling with another couple and the condo was perfect with private areas for both couples. The unit was roomy and had all the amenities as advertised. The complex was quiet and peaceful and the ocean waves lulled us to sleep each night. I would recommend it for adults or families with older kids. The rocky beach was a bit of a hike and the pool was small and on the interior of the complex with no view, but our ocean view from the unit was fantastic!
dynaman from grapevine texas on 04/27/2009 said:
Was summer of 07. Not sure why you are calling this stay recent??
Great Home and Experience
Happy in Hawaii from carlsbad ca on 04/23/2009 said:
We really enjoyed our experience on the island of Hawaii. The condo was everything we had hoped it would be and more. It was 2 bedrooms with an ocean view. It was right next to a golf course that we played and enjoyed. All communication with the owner went well and he was very upfront about exterior maintenance that was going to be happening during our stay. He even gave us a discount due to the minor disruption. Facilities were clean and very well kept. My wife and I will remember this as a great experience and if on the island of Hawaii again would stay there in a heartbeat.
Fantastic Place to relax in Hawaii
Paul from Oregon on 04/18/2009 said:
The place was clean with modern amenities. The view was breath taking. I can't wait to go back again. I'll not stay anywhere else after being at other condos on the island that were very disappointing this one was more then we expected. Paul
Great place to stay
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Gorgeous Condo, Beautiful Views!
Jennifer from Ajax, Ontario, Canada on 04/16/2009 said:
We had an absolutely wonderful time at your condo. It was gorgeous, comfortable and the sights and sounds of the ocean were absolutely fantastic. This was a perfect home away from home!
Could not have been any better!!!
Anneliesa from Santa Rosa, CA on 04/09/2009 said:
This was the most comfortable, well-equipped, perfectly located, spacious vacation condo we've ever had the pleasure of renting. The owner was awesome, accomodating us at the last minute without a hitch. Loved the place the moment we walked in and saw the full ocean view straight out the lanai. The kitchen was fantastic and had everything we needed and then some; the bed was great and the linens were super soft. There was a small library of excellent travel guides and a fairly large selection of cd's and dvd's. (The music was great - we didn't watch any of the movies) There is also plenty of travel/sports gear available to use. We rented for the two of us but I would HIGHLY recommend this place for larger parties as well. Some may have a problem with the master bedroom having only shoji screens for a wall between it at the living area; we thought it was fantastic and left them open at all times. If you are looking for a nice sandy beach, you will have to walk next door to one of the best snorkel spots on the island, no big deal! We loved the dramatic contrast of black lava, blue water and white foam as the waves crashed against the shore. It was gorgeous to look at a blissful to hear. Mahalo Nui Loa, Thor
Larry and Andrea from Grants Pass, Oregon on 04/04/2009 said:
We had a great time and the view was wonderful. Would stay there again! Larry and Andrea Tupper
Lisa from Dublin, Ireland on 04/04/2009 said:
We stayed here for a week in Nov. Very spacious and clean. Good location, spectacular views! Would stay here again and have no problems recommending it.
Portland Traveler from Portland Oregon on 04/03/2009 said:
We stayed here in the winter. The day we arrived, the Islands had a huge storm. The unit downstairs was completed flooded. There were alot of workers, etc. there and the owners were very upset (understandably). We heard ALOT of their trauma from our unit. It made me feel fortunate that we had rented an upstairs unit, as I'm not sure what would have happened if we were anywhere downstairs. As for the unit itself, it was very clean, well equipped, and we loved the view. The ocean was so close and so loud that we actually closed the doors at times! We loved the birds and the black rock/ocean views from the condo. We liked the furnishings, an effort has been made by the owners to use authentic Island decor. The furnishings also included: a great tour book of the Island, picnic containers, and even some great Hawaiian music. The only drawbacks were: lanai a little dirty, but I'm not sure how one could keep on top of that in the winter. Also, screen in kitchen window had been compromised by some type of chewing animal. So be careful leaving any type of food out, as this is the islands.... We would love to go back and take our kids, as we found an excellent snorkeling bay within walking distance. It was unfortunately over run by tourists, but we timed our visit at the same time a cruise ship had a drop off. My only regret is that we can't go back any time soon.
Robyn from Sutherland Australia on 11/25/2013 said:
We were 2 adult couples on a family get-together. The condo suited our needs exactly, we spent a lot of time on the lanai watching the dolphins and snorkelers. We were very happy with the communications from Jacque, all went very smoothly. The local shopping centre has a good supermarket, but there are quite a few empty stores, the Italian restaurant serves good pizza. Our one concern was that there was no air-conditioning; it was very humid during the early afternoons, but most nights a cool breeze sprung up which came through the condo so we managed to get a good night's sleep.
Relaxing home away from home
jenjoy from Janesville, wi on 10/21/2013 said:
The condo was great. We were pleasantly surprised by a welcome basket. We literally had everything we needed:snorkeling equipment, coolers, spices, all kitchen essentials (&more;), information on local restaurants, etc. We loved having the screen doors to listen to the ocean as we slept (and even during the day). We ate breakfasts on the lanai. The local marketplace is nearby to get fresh fruit. So thankful for the 3rd story views of ocean and mountains, also not having anyone walking by our windows (as first story had).Tall ceilings made it very open and lots of ceiling fans, with ocean breezes kept the condo a comfortable temperature. Fantastic stay, definitely would recommend to anyone visiting!
The most beautiful place on earth!
sony913 from Alto, GA on 06/24/2013 said:
We have decided when Jacque decides to sell this place, we want to buy it! There is nothing more spectacular then the view from this condo. We set for hours just enjoying the waves crashing on the rocks. This condo has everything you need for a perfect vacation. The only thing needed from home is a swim suit and a couple changes of clothes. Snorkel gear, water shoes, first aid kit were just a few of the things that helped this place feel like home. We had such a wonderful time I can't wait to go back!
AEC from CA on 05/16/2013 said:
This is our second stay at 1-301, love it. From the view to the quiet surroundings, it's a great place.
Terrific ironman week
Louis from Costa Mesa ca on 10/22/2012 said:
Everything was great. Wonderful accommodations and view. Only critique would be the TV. Could not get most channels to come through. Need better system at least and better TV in perfect world. That said we truly loved the condo.
Aloha and thank you for the kind comments! I am sorry you had difficulties with the TV reception. We have not experienced this problem in the past. I suspect the local television system may have been overloaded with so many people in town for the Ironman event. We hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo!
Jacque Proulx, Owner
honeymooner14 from Livingston, NJ on 10/03/2012 said:
If you want a beautiful condo, with a beautiful view, and a soundtrack of the ocean, this is the condo for you! My husband and I stayed here for the second week of our honeymoon, and it was by far the best accommodations we've ever had, anywhere. Basically one entire half of the condos' walls are floor to ceiling glass doors with double screen doors... we had them all open, with the ceiling fans on, and it was paradise with the sounds of the waves, and the cool breeze... we had breakfast on the lanai every morning and it was difficult to leave every day! At the end of our long days, we looked forward to going back and relaxing together there. Aside from that, the condo is clean, well decorated, and in a great location just minutes from downtown with lots of great restaurants and shopping (just hang a left out of the complex and drive a few miles). The owners have also provided everything you may need, including beach towels, chairs, snorkeling gear, coolers, laundry facilities and even shampoo and conditioner dispensers! We both agreed that staying here for the second week of an amazing honeymoon was a great decision, and we were glad we found it on trip advisor!
Best place to watch a sunset in the evening -
Debra from Dublin, California on 09/22/2012 said:
This was my 3rd time in Kona and first time staying in 1-301. From the moment we opened the door my vacation started. Beautiful views!! The condo had everything, more than I expected. I actually stopped and bought an ice chest before coming to the condo only to find out there were 3 in the closet! Now there's 4 - lol. I love the locaton. I have actually stayed at the Kona Coast Resort next door and just being next door the veiw is much so much more spectacular from the condo. Everything you could possible need is available including spices which I always had to bring when I stayed at the other condo. We cooked a lot of meals to save some $$ so, for us, that was helpful. The only negative for me were the knives were super dull. Cutting a pineapple or anything was a challenge. Like I said, I'm a cook so, a good knife is essential. But if you're eating out that's not an issue unless you need to cut a lemon or lime for your tropical drinks. For sure not a deal breaker. You will not be disappointed.
Wonderful, relaxing condo location
John from Camarillo, California on 09/02/2012 said:
This condo has an excellent view of the coastline from the wrap around lanai. We ate all of our meals out on the lanai and enjoyed reading and doing needlework there. The sound of the ocean was great as we went to sleep at night and although there is no air conditioning in the unit, the ceiling fans kept it comfortable. We experienced a small problem with a toilet but it was repaired immediately by the management company. We liked the close distance to the beach for snorkeling.
Home away from home!
The Hoopers from Twisp, WA on 08/21/2012 said:
Our stay at unit 1-301 in the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club was completely wonderful. The moment we walked in, it felt like home. We had everything we needed. We had privacy, independence, and all the amenities that made it feel like home. The furnishings were well appointed, not too garish and not too fussy. We felt that we could be comfortable as a family. We enjoyed every morning and every evening on the lanai, listening to the surf and enjoying our privacy. There was more than enough space for me, my husband, and our eight-year-old daughter. The complex itself was quiet, pleasant, and the pool very enjoyable. There was a shopping complex very close by along with several good restaurants. The only thing we would do differently next time is bring less stuff! We enjoyed our island stay thoroughly and I think we will miss this condo as much as we'll miss Hawaii. Should we have the good fortune to come back to The Big Island, we will definitely stay in unit 1-301 again! Mahalo Jacque! The Hoopers
Best view in project, fantastic "lanai"
Brian from Tracy, CA on 06/19/2012 said:
Great layout with two beds and two baths, lots of space in the kitch/dining/living room. Used the inflatable bed for our youngest son. The photos do a great job of showing why you'd rent this unit; the view and oceanfront location with the great deck. Short drive or 5-10 minute walk two properties north to the Outrigger (great bar) and Kahaluu beach. If you like sea turtles and snorkeling you have to go to Kahaluu beach. Groceries are super convenient, just up the hill at the KTa mkt. Loved the unit and location, highly recommended with only one caveat that the unit is on the third floor and requires carrying anything you bring up the stairs (well worth the effort).
Suzanne from Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville (QuÃ©bec) on 04/04/2012 said:
Our stay was absolutly fantastic! we had a wonderful time and everything far exceeded our expectations! Impeccably maintained,clean and quiet. For sure, one of the best view of the entire resort. The sound of the ocean 24h/24, nice breeze. The location was also perfect. Far from the noise of Kona downtown and all that we need around: shopping center, grocery, restaurants etc. I had a nice walk (25 minutes) to the Â«Magic Sand BeachÂ» almost every morning. We saw whalers, dolphins from our lanai too. The decor, the comfort of the condo.The resort is very clean and well maintain. Would like to come back for sure! Mahalo!
The Perfect Escape!
Kevin Cochrane from Victoria, BC on 01/04/2012 said:
The location of Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club could not be better: it is convenient to amenities including highway access to all parts of the Island, it is quiet, yet close enough to the village to enjoy browsing the shops. Unit 1-301 is unquestionably the best-situated unit in the complex. Its location offers expansive views of the sea and glorious sunsets, while ensuring utter privacy. This unit is bright and airy and is completely furnished for your comfort and convenience. One of the outstanding features of this listing is the friendly and attentive service provided by the owner. You can have complete confidence in Jacque and her local agent Bruce. Five Stars!
A remarkable location.
Baron from Seattle on 11/23/2011 said:
This was our second stay in 1-301. The unit has a fantastic ocean view, is impeccably maintained and works well for four (4).
Condo in Hawaii
Gary from Tulsa, Oklahoma on 08/10/2011 said:
Very nice condo right on the waterfront in Kona/Kailua Hawaii. Spectacular view of the Pacific Coast. Great lanai. Not far from Merriman`s in Waimea, Kona Inn, Bubba`s, Mauna Kea luau, Big Island Grill, and other exciting spots!
The Paradise 25th Wedding anniversary We Dreamed Of
Dream Come True 25th Wedding Anniversary Couple from Itasca, IL on 06/28/2011 said:
Felt like we stepped into the website. Everything was just as described; even better. Had to pinch myself that I was in such a beautiful place to see with such awesome sunsets, views & heavenly breezes, day & night. Just about everything you could need was there for us. The guide books were really helpful with tips on how to get around. Loved the decor, the comfort, the privacy. I felt like an islander. What a perfect place to stay on the Big Island. No problems. (The self closing toilet lids were a surprise. Dropped a few lids when we got home!) Would like to go back with more people but I have to see other places in this world..but I may change my mind & come back! Thanks for the memories & 1000's of pictures!
Kk Surf & Racket Club Condo
Armymark from Alaska on 06/12/2011 said:
Condo with it's great view of the ocean and the amenities were above average and everything we were looking for. The club is private and quiet. Perfect for us and we look forward to staying there again!
Great adventures on the Big Island
Walt & Sandy from South Plainfield, NJ on 05/16/2011 said:
My wife and I spent a week (not enough time) with dear friends at this beautiful condo. The third floor ocean front unit with a wrap-around lanai was great. The comfortable amenities and location of the condo complex made it a great jumping off point to explore Hawaii. We will definitely be back.
Nittany Mary from State College, Pa on 03/19/2011 said:
Condo 1-301 far exceeded our expectations. The panoramic views of the ocean were amazing. The condo is beautifully decorated, comfortable and extremely well-equipped for every need. Jacque is a delight to work with and always responds quickly. It is well located to explore the island. For snorkeling fans, there is a wonderful beach a few minutes walk away. The Racquet Club setting is absolutely gorgeous and the other residents most friendly. We will definitely stay here again if we visit the Big Island.
A corner in paradise!
Andre from Austin, Quebec, Canada on 03/18/2011 said:
We spent 11 days in this beautiful condo situated on the top corner floor of the building with a breathtaking view on the ocean.We spent hours sitting out on the balcony, thinking we were all alone in this paradise. The condo is very well equipped, especially the kitchen, and very clean. The decor, island style, and the high ceilings give a lot of charm to the place. The complex is one big garden superbly kept with a nice pool and tennis courts. It is a vacation rental that we will always remember.
Very close to Paradise!
Rob and Linda from Canada on 10/27/2010 said:
We stayed for three weeks in Condo 1-301 and were extremely pleased with our overall experience. The condo was very well equipped and the view from the wrap around deck was stunning. The Resort was nicely landscaped and well maintained. We would not hesitate to return and this resort/condo would be our first pick.
10 days in heaven
Barbara from Switzerland on 09/02/2010 said:
We spent a marvellous time in this beautiful condo with splendid views over the ocean including colourful sunsets, turtle and dolphin spotting right from our lanai. Our expectations have definitely been exceeded and - if we can some day... - we will visit again with great pleasure! Barbara, Daniel and anina from Switzerland
Fantastic Stay in Condo 1-301
Mac, Holly, Sam and Ginger from Spokane and Washougal, WA on 04/27/2010 said:
We (two couples) spent 10 fabulous days in February 2010 at Keauhou Kona Surf and Recquet Club Condo 1-301 and we all agreed that we picked the perfect spot and the perfect accommodation. This unit is awesome! We had plenty of space for 4 adults, although we spent very little time inside. If we weren't off exploring the Big Island, we were sitting on the wrap-around lanai enjoying the fantastic views - sunrises, whales, porpoise, sunsets, the crashing surf. Waking up to and falling asleep to the sound of the surf can't be beat. We really miss it. And the evenings were very comfortable with the ceiling fans and wonderful breezes through the windows and sliders. We appreciated having a full kitchen since we cooked most dinners (at the BBQ where we met many of the wonderful neighbors). All the beach gear - snorkels, masks, fins, coolers, towels, chairs, swim shoes - was also greatly appreciated. The owner has provided many amenities that I doubt other rentals provide. The close proximity to the grocery and drug store was a plus, and the best snorkeling was a 5-minute walk away. I would highly recommend this unit and will book it again if we return to the Big Island. A couple of activities we did that we would recommend to others: night time snorkel with manta rays (arranged through Snorkel Bobs with Neptune Charlies) and zip line adventure with Big Island Eco Adventures (made me feel like I was 10-years old again!).
Amazing Sunsets & Ocean Breezes
TheNewMrs.Nazemi! from New York, New York on 04/15/2010 said:
We stayed in 1-301 for a portion of our honeymoon and LOVED it. First off, the location is nice and not too far from "downtown" Kona (a cab there will cost about $20 to Huggo's). The parking spot is right in front. Being on the 3rd (top) floor gives you the best ocean breezes and your comfortable even when its well into the 80s outside. Inside, it is very tastefully decorated, the kitchen had almost Everything we could need, and the snorkel equipment/towels/mats/etc. were all perfect. And, the BEST part of the condo is the lanai- being on the corner of the building it is private and it has views all around, great furniture, and is THE best spot for a sunset dinner you could find. We saw wales breach just out in the ocean in front of us.
Privacy while being near the action.
Botanical from Oregon on 04/15/2010 said:
We really enjoyed staying in this 3rd story, ocean front end unit. There was complete privacy, yet we could look down to see the tennis courts to check if the 7am regulars had showed up yet. And of course, it is ocean front so you can really enjoy the sounds and smells of the ocean, as well as the great sunsets. We enjoyed walking to snorkeling, playing tennis, and going to the farmer's market for fresh produce (it would have been nice to have a salad spinner to wash the lettuce). Everything in the unit was clean. It was very well-stocked with dishes, utensils, etc. The only non-working item was the CD/radio player. We are looking forward to staying at this unit next year.
The nicest Condo
DerGisel from Munich, Muenchen, Germany on 04/15/2010 said:
first of all the contact to jacque was very good! perfect information, all you need. the condo is wonderful. we`ve been often in Kona and stayed in nice condos, as well in the Surf and Racquet Club, but this one was the best!!! very clean, well equipped and an awesome balcony... thank you for the fruit basket! that was a nice surprise. when we come back, we definitely want to stay in this condo again, nowhere else.
Whales and relaxation
Jasper from Kelowna, BC on 02/17/2010 said:
This was our second time around in two years at this unit. Jan to March is the best time to watch the whales off the lanai - one day we probably counted over 20 different "spouts" - the whales and their calves spend the winter every year just off the coast in the Kailua-Kona area. The location of the condo in Keahou is great - it's quiet enough at the Surf & Racquet club to relax and just a 10 drive or so up Alii drive to Huggo's or Lulu's or Bongo Billy's to have some fun and great food if you don't feel like using the kitchen or grill's just down the stairs. The place is private, clean, comfortable and has everything you could need for the perfect vacation.
Ocean Front with Privacy
golfnuts from San Antonio, Texas on 02/12/2010 said:
We loved our stay and wished we had booked more time in 1301. We were looking for OF with privacy and found it here. The view was amazing with daily whale and some dolphin shows. We hated to leave even for our favorite activities--golf and snorkeling. We cooked all our meals so we could enjoy more time on the lanai watching sunsets and whales. The home is well maintained with all the amenities you would need for your stay. The only negative comment I could make was about the ants in the kitchen. Keeping it clean was a must. If all renters did this it would be less of a problem so I didn't let this reflect on my opinion of the condo. Also, be warned of the toe jamming bed frame. We are already planning our next trip to the Big Island and will try to book 1301 for our stay. Rusty and Mickey Boggess San Antonio, Texas Jan 22-27, 20010
Another wonderful stay!
Bill and Theresa from Swanton, OH on 02/07/2010 said:
This was our third time staying at Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquete Club Condo 1-301. Everything about the condo and location is perfect. Plenty of linens, pillows, towels, beach gear, kitchen "stuff", etc. Perfect distance from town,restaurants,grocery stores and beaches. Only least liked thing about the condo - is that it is on the third floor and there is no elevator. (Now, that is really not much to complain about.) We are already talking about when we will be returning. Mahalo.
Texans from Cowtown from Fort Worth, Texas on 02/04/2010 said:
Excellent location in the complex. Might be difficult for those who have stair issues. Great location on the coast. Wish we could have spent more time just hanging out in the condo. It was beautiful and listening to the waves was relaxing. Close to so many restaurants and sights.
Kona Joe from Sacramento, CA on 01/13/2010 said:
My wife and I stayed at the Surf and Racquest Club 1-301 in January and had a wonderful time. You can't beat the view! The wrap around lanai feels private and lets you admire the Pacific up and down the coastline. We were lucky enough to observe some whales and a group of dolphins while we were there. Since this unit is on the top floor, the ceilings are vaulted and really gives the unit a nice feeling. We toured a 2nd floor unit that was for sale which didn't have vaulted ceilings and it makes a difference. We would stay here again.
Paradise in 1-301
M&D&C from Spokane & Seattle, Washington on 01/07/2010 said:
We, my husband, dad, and I, had a wonderful stay in this awesome 3rd floor, corner unit condo. It was spacious and very well appointed (including snorkel gear--masks & fins, surf shoes,boogie boards,tennis rackets, picnic cooler, beach towels), and a drop-dead view of the rugged shoreline and beautiful teal/blue ocean. From reserving the condo to the tasty fruit and sweet welcome basket to our tearful check out our last day, everything was seamless and enjoyable. Great location, beautiful view, quiet--except for the pounding ocean and tropical birds. Great snorkeling just a short walk north and a small shopping center with market, drug store, post office, and restaurants just up the hill to the south.
joshuwah73 from Oregon on 01/07/2010 said:
Hesitant to give it a good review, only because I don't want it to be all booked up next time we head to the big island. It was one of the best condo's we have stayed in so far. The huge wrap around outdoor space is spectacular. The views are great and the pictures don't really do it justice. Fully stocked kitchen with everything you could need. The grounds are very well taken care of. Only thing I would change would be to add a little heat to the pool....burrrr.
A condo with everything!
chowjc888 from McLean, Virginia on 12/17/2009 said:
Starting with the reservation process - it was easy and clear. I got regular updates and the condo owner/manager was responsive to my email inquiries. The check-in / check-out process was also easy! Upon arrival - the condo was clean and met my expectations! The pictures on the web site reflects the actual condo set-up and decor. The condo is spacious, with vaulted ceilings and nice breeze through out. The master bedroom is nice - the bed is comfortable and with the lanai doors open - the ocean waves put you to sleep. Slight down side to the master bedroom is the sliding doors separate the living room and the master bedroom - not very much privacy. The condo owner/manager has equipped the condo with all kinds of things that were nice surprises - snorkel gear, beach towels, beach chairs, plenty of towels, washer/dryer with laundry detergent, pots and pans and dishes and utensils, cooking spices and condiments, DVD player, books, and games. The lanai was my favorite - the condo is a corner unit so the lanai wrapped around. It was big enough to hold a lounge chair, high-top table and stools and another table and chairs. It was the perfect place to sit and watch the water. We even spotted a whale from the lanai! The condo was more than we expected. It was a lovely stay!
Fabulous oceanfront condo with wrap around lanai
ccshurph from Cedar Park, Tx on 10/07/2009 said:
We had a wonderful time on our visit. Loved sitting on the lanai and listening to the ocean and watching the sunsets. The condo is well equipped and nicely maintained.
A+ Condo, Perfect Location
G&L from Olympia, Washington on 09/03/2009 said:
This was our first visit to the Big Island. After reading the reviews, we selected Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club, 1-301. Although we didn't need a 2-bedroom unit, we chose it because of its top floor, private setting and wrap-around deck -- and we're glad we did! We've stayed in condos in several other locations previously. This was the most thoughtfully furnished one we have enjoyed. We chose to have leisurely breakfasts and dinners on the deck. The kitchen had everything we needed and more, down to the smallest details. There was everything (and more!) than we could have wanted for enjoying the beaches -- picnic coolers, and even beach chairs and an umbrella. Besides being well furnished, the unit and everything in it was spotlessly clean. We immediately felt comfortable there. The condo's location was excellent -- right on the water; away from the noise of more densely populated areas and traffic, but with convenient access to snorkeling, shopping, and major roads. The gas barbeques in the adjacent outdoor kitchen were convenient, like new, and clean. The pool is large; the grounds attractive and well-kept. The only thing we would have liked was air-conditioning, since the weather was hot and humid. But excellent cross-ventilation and ample fans kept the breezes flowing. We definitely recommend this as a great place to stay.
Fabulous Elopement/Honeymoon Retreat
Donna & Kevin from Norwalk, CT on 07/28/2009 said:
We eloped on the Big Island and this was an ideal spot to have as a "home base" for our romantic week long retreat! Very private and quiet. The end unit has spectacular views and wonderful breezes - you can actually FEEL the surf hit the lava beach right outside - it's that close! The sunsets were all spectacular, and the little birds in the coconut tree right off the lanai were a nice treat! I felt that a small closet safe for valuables would be a nice addition so you wouldn't have to feel the need to close windows to lock up and stop the excellent cross breezes. Shopping for food and beverages was nearby and convenient, and the condo was really well equipped with all kitchen and day excursion items we needed, including some great guide books, maps, coolers and snorkel gear. The stereo was key, as there is great island radio to listen to (although having one with an iPod port would be a nice addition). We encountered one or two creepy crawlies, but that's the tropics for 'ya. Very minimal, and the geckos are charming! We had an excellent, relaxing stay, and I would definitely recommend it, especially for a peaceful, private getaway for a couple.
Canadians from Calgary, Alberta and Kamloops, B.C. on 07/28/2009 said:
The place we stayed at was right overlooking the ocean which was great. The only problem was since the windows faced south the place got very hot and with no air conditioning, at times, it was uncomfortable. We did a fair amount of snorkeling at the beach just to the west of us. It is great for snorkeling but not good at all for swimming and there was very little beach. It was nice to have all the snorkel equipment in the place plus beach chairs. We made use of the bbq just about every night. The unit needs to look at the tv and dvd player in the second bedroom since they were not working. We had a great trip to see the lava flowing into the ocean. We stopped at the Black Sands Beach and got to see turtles resting right on the beach. Our next trip might be in the winter so that we could see the whales in the ocean. The ocean did not have any animal activity to it at all - not even birds.
Had a wonderful stay here
beach bum from San Jose CA on 06/23/2009 said:
If you like the Big Island of HI, this is a wonderful place to stay. The ocean-front condo was nicely appointed and very comfortable with spectacular views and georgous sunsets. We appreciated fact that all the beach accoutments were provided; beach chairs, towels, and umbrella. We would come back here in a minute!
Cathy from Kansas City MO on 05/31/2009 said:
We really enjoyed our stay. The condo was equiped with everything you could want and was very comfortable. Loved the view!!!!!
Tranquility on the Big Island
visitor from the great northwest from Silverdale, Wa. on 05/30/2009 said:
Enjoyed the privacy and quiet fo the top floor corner unit. Lots of time was spent enjoying the views from the lanai. All my needs were met from a blender and plenty of ice for party drinks to beach chairs and towels for on the water activities.
George from St. Peter, Mn on 05/29/2009 said:
Great location and enjoyed being so close to the ocean. Condo was large and clean. You are able to get to most sites within two hours (Volcano and Hilo) We had two couple and we found the property to be very comfortable and the sunsets were nice.
Rob S. from Redmond on 05/22/2009 said:
We had a fabulous time in Unit 1-301. The setting and views are absolutely stunning. This has to be the best unit in the whole complex; its wraparound lanai is perfect for watching the orange ball of sun drop into the ocean every night. And there's complete privacy; no other units have a direct view of the lanai. We ate nearly every meal there -- it was better than the best restaurant in Kailua. That's partly because of the well-appointed kitchen, which encouraged us to "eat in." The rest of the appointments were thoughtful and complete, from the nice bedding and furniture to such details as tennis rackets (even tennis balls), a large selection of books and DVDs, snorkeling equipment, coolers and umbrellas for beach picnics. There was even a radio that would magically play Do Ho music at sunset to enhance the "true" Hawaii experience -- a glass of wine and some Macadamia nuts on the lanai as the ocean surf crashed near our feet. It was all there - and we didn't want to leave. But we did leave by day to explore nearly every corner of the Big Island during our week there. Thank you to Jacque for making available such a fine place from which to enjoy the wonders of Hawaii.
TravelingSuz from Phoenix, AZ on 04/22/2009 said:
This condo was simply perfect for us! One bedroom overlooked the ocean and the other overlooked the gardens. It was perfectly sized for 4 guests. The view was amazing, the property owner was very easy to deal with, and it was extremely close to great restaurants and the highway. The wraparound deck gives you the most magnificent view of the ocean. I really loved the amenities - the kitchen was useful for cooking and keeping snacks, snorkel gear was provided, laundry is in the unit, and we ate everyday on the large deck. Something to keep in mind when booking this specific unit: there is no a/c but a great breeze off the ocean as well as many ceiling and stand fans, there is a partition separating the master bedroom from the living room which made it noisy when our friends were up earlier then we were, and there is no beach access from the condo area. Outside the room, a pool and tennis courts are available. I highly recommend staying here and would stay again in a heartbeat.
Great Apartment & Facilities
ALH from Brisbane, Australia on 04/16/2009 said:
We stayed in this unit during Ironman - one of our party was competing. He found the location great as it was out of town a bit and therefore a quieter location to rest pre-race. The unit itself is a great size and has everything you could need or want and a beautiful view of the ocean. The pool and tennis courts are both very nice and we made good use of them. You really need a car to get into town from here, but apart from that it was a really nice place to spend a few days and soak up the Ironman atmosphere!
Great family vacation rental!
xmommy from spokane, wa on 04/16/2009 said:
We had a wonderful 10 days in this beautiful unit. We have stayed at the Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club many times and this is one of our favorites. We were traveling with our young sons and found the condo to be convenient to the pool, tennis courts, and even the tide pools. The kitchen was well stocked with the basics. We also used the snorkeling masks, beach towels, beach chairs, and boogie boards that were all conveniently available in the unit. Thanks for a great vacation!
Perfect Vacation in Hawaii
Jasper from Edmonton from Stony Plain, Alberta on 04/02/2009 said:
Looking around it looks like this may be the best of the condos in the resort - possibly even in Kona? I bet they get a lot of inquiries from guests asking if the owner wants to sell it. It was tough to leave for home. It was as close to perfect a vacation as we could have hoped for. By far the best part is sitting on the lanai watching the whales (and they were very active when we were there) and the boats - away from all the tourists downtown. We spent a day at Volcano National Park and a day trip to Waimea & Hilo and had a suitcase full of coffee, macadamia nuts, and t-shirts to show for it but one week is all too short a time to spend out here. I guess it eases the pain of leaving knowing that we can come back - so I'm tempted to leave a negative review so we can have the place all to ourselves for the next time.
Best of Kona
phillip nelson from Boise, Idaho on 04/02/2009 said:
My wife and I were mesmerized by the beauty and tranquility of this unit. It was a perfect place to unwind and relax for ten to quick days. The view of the ocean, the whales, the dolphins. All around us was the Hawaiian experience. We hope to do it again next year. Thank you. Phil and Laurie Nelson
location, location, location
Trish from New Braunfels, tx on 08/30/2013 said:
the location of the condo was amazing providing a view of the sunset so spectacular it was worth the trip to the island. The condo was well equipped including things like shampoo, body wash, laundry soap, etc. saving us some money. That was much appreciated.
Excellent View and Location!
pftraveller from British Columbia, Canada on 03/27/2013 said:
We stayed in unit 2-102 at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club for 5 days in March. The condo was in an excellent location and had an absolutely amazing view which we enjoyed with our fresh Kona coffee every morning and throughout the day. The condo is a bit tired but it was clean and had everything we needed - most condiments, beach towels, snorkel gear, and tennis racquets as well as Dvds for the kids which were put to good use in the evening. Communication with Todd was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and would stay here again if we ever come back to Kona.
Best position condo in the complex
Joanne & Steve from Canberra, Australia on 03/04/2013 said:
We had the pleasure of watching a pod of spinner dolphins right out front of this condo. The sunsets were magnificent and everything about the condo was wonderful. Very spacious and great location, highly recommended.
This comfortable condo has an ocean view and is in a great locat
Anne C. from Pebble Beach, CA on 10/08/2012 said:
We spent a week in this condo in late September and had a great time. The arrangements were easy to make and all our questions were answered. We sipped our morning coffee on the lanai while watching outrigger canoes, fishing boats and dolphins pass by. The furniture is comfortable inside and out, and extras include beach and snorkeling gear, Big Island visitor material, a well-stocked kitchen and plenty of linens. The complex is landscaped and well maintained, with a pool, tennis courts and a barbeque/picnic area, and is close to a good snorkeling beach. We enjoyed the small town of Keahou and the neighboring town of Kona. The proximity to a main highway made it convenient for us to explore other parts of the island to the north and south.
Relaxing in Kona
Mike from Carlsbad on 09/21/2012 said:
We had a very relaxing visit. The location of the condo is great due to its closeness to the ocean. The unit was comfortable. It is very dated. One of the burners on the electric range did not heat.
Wow factor in a perfect Kona location!
Chuck and Susan from Whidbey Island on 07/04/2012 said:
We had a fabulous time in your beautiful, spacious waterfront condo in Kona. Excellent location walking distance to one major snorkeling beach and a short drive to the other two exceptional snorkeling beaches where we saw zillions of colorful fish, turtles, and dolphins. We will definitely stay again on our next trip to Kona!
Carol from Oewfon on 05/27/2012 said:
We stayed in 2-102 from May 16-23, 2012 and had a great time. The layout of the unit was very nice and clean. Dishes, towels and even flipper, snorkels, etc were at the unit for our use. Nothing better than each morning sitting on the lanai and eating breakfast while overlooking the ocean. We like the unit and ground level of this unit and would definately stay again.
Absolutely Perfect Spot
JudyK from near Ann Arbor, Michigan on 02/19/2012 said:
We enjoyed our 11 nights at 2-102. The location is perfect. We saw more whales from the lanai than on the whale watch excursion. Btw, they would come by our area looking for whales. We had everything that we needed for our time there. As previously stated, the condo could use some upgrades especially in the kitchen area. If we lived closer to Hawaii, this would be where we returned yearly.
Just as expected!
Fireweedfour from Alberta on 02/09/2012 said:
Thanks to Todd and Bic for opening their condo to our family. It was exactly as we expected and suited us to a T! The condo was right on the water with all the accessories that a family of four required. The furnishings were as in the advert and the family enjoyed it all. The beds were soft and cozy and the breeze from the ocean cooled us in the evening. It is very quiet on this location and we were able to enjoy the evenings on the Lanai enjoying the sunset. In the morning the canoes and kayaks go by and we occasionally saw whales breaching. Fabulous! Occasionally people would walk by enjoying the view which was just fine.
Incredible view, spacious accomodations and convenient to beache
Bob from Seattle, WA on 01/30/2012 said:
The Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet was easy to find from the airport as well as the individual condo 2-102. Access to both the complex and the condo was a simple matter of following the owner's check-in instructions. 2-102 was light, airy and plenty big enough to accomodate four adults. It was well furnished, including beach supplies like boogie boards, beach towels and even sun screen (we didn't realize this at first and added a new boogie board to the collection. We enjoyed the ground floor unit as it didn't require us to haul things upstairs and the unit could be accessed from either the parking lot or from the water side. There was assigned parking and additional visitor parking that was always available. Of the Surf and Racquet club amenities, we used the grilling area twice and the pool once. In our view, the complex is perfectly located with quick access to beaches and Kona as well as to grocery shopping and the main highway for touring. We didn't spend a lot of time in the condo, but we did enjoy having dinner on the lanai and watching the gorgeous sunsets and sometimes whales. As mentioned, the unit was very nice, but we did notice a small ant problem in the kitchen as well as some peeling paint on the kitchen cabinets. Also, a little mold on the bathroom artwork. These were minor things and all and all we really enjoyed our stay.
Susan from Pittsburgh, PA on 01/03/2012 said:
This condo was spacious, clean, well-equipped, looked right out over the ocean, and was the right price for our family. The Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club is right in the middle of the Kona coast, making it central to beautiful beaches and great snorkeling. Some of the best snorkeling, though, was right off of the rocks of the Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club!
Look forward to our visits at 2-102
Newton from San Diego, CA on 12/09/2011 said:
The location is terrific, and our dealings with the owners and local manager have been very positive. The carpeting has been thoroughly cleaned since last tear. The kitchen needs some upgrading. The dishwasher racks are rusting. The glassware and the dishware are a mixture of several patterns - in several cases there aren't 4 of a kind. The vaccum cleaner needs replacing. These items should be looked at, butwould not come us from returning.
Felt like heaven on earth
L&L from Corte Madera, CA on 10/27/2011 said:
This has been one of the best vacations rentals I've ever stayed in (and I've stayed in over a dozen). We especially loved the convenient location to the shopping mall, our own private beach (100 yards away), and some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii just minutes away. We loved being on the ground floor and sitting out on the grass or walking out onto the path or sitting out on the picnic table to watch the sunsets. This condo was well equipped (the snorkel/beach gear is a plus), and nicely decorated. We played tennis nearly every morning on the newly resurfaced courts. This location is much more cozy and "local" feeling than being closer to Kona-Kailua town. The sound of the ocean and warm breezes through the screen doors were the ultimate stress soothers. My only wish was that the screen doors could be locked so we could leave them open during the day while we went out for short spurts. But it was easy enough to just open the doors upon return and let the air spread out again. Overall: felt like home, exceptional location, super convenient ground floor lanai access, would definitely come back! Thanks Tod and Bic
lineke from netherlands on 08/11/2011 said:
great location, close to everything, shopping, snorkeling, beautifull sunsets from lanai. Very convenient lanai furniture, condo is nicely decorated. Easy mail contact with very kind owners.
Enjoyed our stay at 2-102 Keauhou Surf and Racquet
Michael M from Kona, HI on 06/11/2011 said:
We recently stayed at Keauhou Surf and Racquet and very much enjoyed our stay. The unit has a priceless view of the ocean and we already miss the sounds of the crashing waves. Also the unit is very well stocked with everything you will need on your vacation and you will just need to bring a suitcase and the rest will be waiting for you. The Keauhou Surf and Racquet is a very well maintained and beautiful resort with a great pool for kids and tennis court. We would definitely recommend this unit for anyone looking for a great place to stay on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Fabulous place to relax and enjoy the view.
Doug from Maine, USA on 04/06/2011 said:
Wonderful location with superb view of the ocean. Weather was excellent. Unit was thoughtfully supplied with usual amenities plus extras such as snorkels, masks, beach towels. Unit was clean and in decent repair. Wireless internet was available without charge, but it was slow. An older TV, but who would watch TV in paradise? Would like to visit again.
A Relaxing, Spacious Experience
LUNASTELLA from Sonoma, CA on 02/03/2011 said:
The condo was lovely with great access to the ocean just beyond a grassy lawn & lava rocks...Welcome goodies given us on our entry were very local and sweet gesture! Photos on Vrbo do justice to the unit...it is kept in good condition, very spacious and lovely. Nice to have kitchen with pass through window and view to the ocean. In-unit laundry, and BBQ in common area--both were used! My only recommendation to owners is to provide a few basic cooking ingredients--like oil, vinegar, and a few spices and condiments--and then it would be perfect!!
Like being at home!
HappyInKona from San Francisco on 01/06/2011 said:
All the creature comforts you could possibly imagine - all with the Kona coast as your companion. We took things with us completely unecessarily - beach towels, snorkels etc. - because it was all there, thought of, taken care of. W/D which means you can pack less...dishwasher, which means you have to fuss less about keeping the place clean. It was absolutely fabulous!
Thank you so much for your positive comments. We really to try to make our condo feels like home for our guests. We are so happy you had a great time in Kona.
Thank you again for staying with us. Wishing you and your family a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.
Todd and Bic, Owners, Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club, Condo 2-102
Fantastic as usual
Bev Isman from Davis, CA on 12/04/2010 said:
I believe this is the second or third time we've stayed in this unit. This time a friend stayed in the second bedroom and had a great time. We love to listen to the crashing surf, watch the sunsets during happy hour, watch the birds, and eat breakfast on the lanai. The only complaint is when vacationers in the 2 units above us are noisy, which they were this time.
Thank you so much for your return visit. We are so happy your friend had a great time. We are very sorry for the "noisy" neighbor. We too love watching the sunset and enjoying all of our meals on the lanai while watching mother nature at her best.
Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and New Year.
Todd and Bic. Owners, Condo 2-102
Waves at your back door!!
M Ference from Holladay, Utah on 10/19/2010 said:
This is such a great condo to stay in. It is situated on alii drive down near Keahou, really close to a shopping area. The waves are literally crashing just a few yards from your back door. It was wonderful. There is a great snorkling beach (complete with sea turtles) just a few minutes walk down alii Drive, and the condo has snorkling gear for your use. Magic Sands Beach is also just down the street. The condo has a great open floor plan, you will love it!!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the condo and it sounded like you had a great time in Kona.
Come back soon.
Bic and Todd
Owners, Surf and Racquet 2-102
Very happy with our comfortable condo with awesome views.
So Cal Family from Temecula, CA on 07/28/2010 said:
The condo was great in terms of the views and the amenities provided. Our only complaints were that the garbage disposal wasn't working and the the screen doors in the two bedrooms weren't able to be locked. In the master bedroom, the screen door lock had been messed with and had been re-installed inproperly. In the other bedroom, the screen on the window doesn't even cover the window, thus we couldn't use the screens at night.
A hidden gem
Murrieta CA from Murrieta, CA on 06/17/2010 said:
This condo was incredible. It's right on the ocean and close to town. We saw spinner dolphins nearly every day while we had our breakfast on the lanai. Even though we didn't need the second bedroom, how could you resist for this price? The condo had all of the standard amenities you would expect - like microwave, blender, VCR/DVD player, iron with ironing board, ceiling fans in nearly every room including the bathrooms, barbecue tools, pots, pans, etc. What really made it feel like home were the little things you would not expect in a condo like this - immersion blender, rice cooker, waffle iron, sandwich maker, toaster oven, even toothpicks for my Martinis. All you need to bring is the food. The closets were full of boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, tennis equipment, suntan lotions, aloe vera, beach mats, beach towels and an extra fan. (You can really travel light.) There is no air conditioning, but that really wasn't an issue. It doesn't get that hot in Kona, but it does get humid. The condo was not brand new, but it was in good shape. The lanai furniture did appear to be very new and good quality. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
A relaxing getaway to the 'Big Island'
JT from S.D. on 06/17/2010 said:
My stay at this resort was fabulous! I would highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a great place to relax while enjoying some amazing sunsets and listening to the ocean waves crash against the lava rock from the comfort of the Lanai. In a great location this condo offers easy accessibilty to Queen K and/or ali'i Dr. to travel around the island if you so choose. An easy walk to a local shopping center that offers groceries, a movie theater, pharmacies and more. This is a condo to consider when traveling to the Big Island.
Unit 2102 needs work!
Mike from Carlsbad, Califonia on 06/07/2010 said:
There were several problems with the unit. The electrical outlets in both bathrooms did not work, when pluging in night lites or other appliances. Tried to use the electrical outlet in the small bedroom behind the dressor and it sparked when the cord was plugged in, so did not use. The screens on the windows and doors would not close properly, letting in mosquitos that gave my wife numerous bites.
Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions. We strive to improve our services and your suggestions are very much appreciated. We have contacted Bruce our local contact and forwarded your comments and suggestions to him. Bruce will have the outlets repaired and we will replace the screens on the windows and doors.
Thank you very much for your reservation and we do value your comments and suggestions.
Todd and Bic
A great location!
wannastaylonger from Lakeport on 04/02/2010 said:
This condo was very comfortable, thirty feet from the ocean with a beautiful view. The owners were extremely nice about early and late check-out. People are not always so accommodating. We would definitely rent it again. It's hard to find a first floor unit with such a great location. Surrounding neighbors were nice, too.
Needs updating and cleaning!
Hawaii 2010 from Colorado on 03/17/2010 said:
Although the location of the Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club is very convenient, the unit we stayed in (2-102) left much to be desired. The beds were comfortable and clean, as was the living room furniture. The bathrooms and especially the kitchen, were very outdated, run down and dirty. Dirty in terms of being so old and run down that no amount of cleaning or fresh paint would spiff them up. This became very onerous during a two week stay in March 2010. The patio furniture was also sub-standard; not even as nice as the chaise lounges at the community pool. It was not pleasant at all to pay the amount we paid for furnishings and accommodations that were barely tolerable.
Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions. We strive to improve our services and your suggestions are very much appreciated. We are in the process of purchasing new lanai furnitures. We are also going to upgrade the furniture in the smaller bedroom. We have contacted Bruce our local contact, and Merwylle, our cleaner and forwarded your comments and suggestions to them. We will definitely improve our amenities, thanks to your input.
Thank you for your reservation and we do value your comments and suggestions very highly.
Todd & Bic Aki, Owners, Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club Resort, Condo 2-102
In two words.."Too Short"
Troy from Tacoma on 02/10/2010 said:
We had the added pleasure of viewing whales passing in front of our condo and one night or early am (it was still dark) we were awakened by a series of slapping sounds and obvious whales blowing air/water as they passed very close to shore. It was cool!
Linda and Family from Pleasanton, California on 12/16/2009 said:
The crashing surf on the lava rocks just outside our slider door was amazing to watch. Great sunset or morning coffee place to sit. The condo was very comfortable and accomodating. Decor is great, my daughter about flipped when she saw it. The condo is only about 20 min. away from Kealakakuea Bay. We rented kayaks and swam with dolphins. We definately want to go back. Aloha
A perfect place to relax and get away from it all.
rcmbnewton from San Diego on 12/07/2009 said:
This was our second stay, and we've reserved time for 2010. The condo and grounds are well maintained, and found nothing to be unhappy about.
ldewilde from Graham, WA on 11/05/2009 said:
We had a great time staying here. This unit has a wonderful view of the ocean and you can sit on the lanai and watch the sunset. The condo had everything we needed for our stay to include boogie boards, beach towels and flashlights for the night hike at the Volcano! The swimming pool has been completely redone and is absolutely gorgeous and warm, which I loved since I am not a cold water lover. We used the BBQ area several times, which was great for all of the people we had. I would totally recommend this unit for anyone wanting to stay on the Big Island at a reasonable cost. The only negative with a ground floor unit is having to close up the condo when you go out so its a bit stuffy when you return. However, it cools off quickly with the ocean breeze. This unit stays much cooler than the third floor units. Also, the key card for the gate was no longer there but we just used the key code. I was pleased with the goodies that were there for us on our arrival and the condo is extremely close to the golf course (absolutely beautiful to play)and shopping. The weather was terrific, 86 degrees. All in all this was definitely the best vacation we have had.
Home away from home
Rachel from Montreal, QC Canada on 10/23/2009 said:
The condo was great. Plenty of room and it came fully equipped. It was very quiet and peacefull with a great ocean view yet only minutes of a drive from the bustling beaches and shopping areas of Kona. Although the condo had no air conditioning, their was a nice breeze when windows and patio doors were open. It was however warm at night when we closed patio doors and retired for the evening.
WOW!! and Awesome People
Us 4Wickhams from Tauranga New Zealand on 10/17/2009 said:
Booking and dealing with the owners before arrival was easy and friendly. The Condo was neat and tidy and just right for us - 2 people for 2 weeks then 5 for 1 week. The location was awesome gorgeous views lovely and quiet, the trolley bus and shops were close and convenient. The local contact was friendly and efficient, checking in and out was no hassle at all, it was neat to have it cleaned once a week while we were there. There was washing powder, toilet paper, some toiletries and dishwash powder etc provided which was great. A very nice touch was the box of chocolates and little bag of coffee on arrival, it made us feel welcome. It was nice to have soft comfortable beds too as both my Dad and myself suffer from bad backs, so 3 weeks in a comfortable bed was great. The pool was very very nice!! I swam at least twice a day. One of the best things about staying here at the Surf and Racquet club was the really friendly cheerful ground staff, especially Jim the landscape supervisior and a couple of the younger guys, it made all the difference to our stay and one of the biggest reasons I would stay there when I come back. The best thing about our stay was the friendliness of the people, there was nothing we did not like, it was perfect. Many thanks to the owners and staff that made our stay great. Wickham family
Decent but dated
Offseason Hawaii Travelers from Auburn Hills, MI on 08/07/2009 said:
This condo had a great view of the ocean and was roomy enough for a family of four. The condo was clean but the furniture was very dated and a bit run down. We came to this condo on the off-season so the price was reasonable for the condition of the condo. If we had to pay full in-season price, I would've have expected newer furniture and a few more amenities, such as sugar for the coffee. Also, there are very, very strict rules at the pool (example: No unnecessary loudness) which can be challenging with small children.
Ideal place to stay
Jan from Sammamish, WA on 04/16/2009 said:
We stayed for 6 nights from the end of February into March. The condo was well taken care of. The master bedroom is on the oceanside. We sat on the patio and watched spinner dolphins and whales playing in front. There is a great snorkeling beach just around the corner. Overall, it was a great place to stay.
Fabulous Oceanfront Sunsets!!!
Gina from Massachusetts on 04/03/2009 said:
2-102 Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is an excellent place to stay. Not only is the condo full of everything you need or forgot to bring, but it has the best oceanfront/sunsets in the area. The lanai is spacious and well furnished for your sunset cocktail hour or afternoon sunning. The kitchen is stocked with all the necessary appliances for anyone who prefers to cook in rather than eat out. The owners provide all sorts of beach stuff including chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear, flippers! We will definitely stay here again and recommend to our friends.
Everything I Needed to Get My Money's Worth
Aaron from Fort Worth, TX on 10/17/2013 said:
This condo is perfect as far as what I need to do my day-to-day exploring of the island. I have laundry in the unit, a high-speed internet connection with a dedicated router in the unit, and a well-stocked kitchen. Having both the living room and master bedroom face the ocean with an oversized lanai is a bonus. I would definitely want to stay here again as long as possible even when doing some stuff on the other side of the island. The location was generally peaceful and quiet with only the ocean waves to listen to. I sent an e-mail to andrew Doughty, the author of Hawaii Revealed, requesting to give this place a Solid Gold rating.
Pleasant: as expected.
gratra from Seal Beach, CA on 09/03/2013 said:
I chose this place for two reasons; our friends were staying here and the reviews on Tripadvisor. This unit was " as advertised". Clean, pleasant with an ocean view. Although the water entry was a bit rugged, our kids had a great time snorkeling off the cliffs. Close enoug and far enoug from downtown Kona. We would visit here again. Thanks!
Peaceful and Serene
Toni from canyon country, ca on 08/21/2013 said:
Our stay at this beautiful, clean condo in Kailua-Kona could not have been more peaceful. What a view! Every night we watched the sunset on the ocean from our lanai and even saw a pod of dolphins playing in the surf. The gentle breeze blew through the condo at night and there was no need for air conditioning in august. Every morning we had papaya; star fruit; and dragon fruit on the lanai and watched the surf break on the lava rocks below the unit. Yellow birds would chirp and eat on the grass below, and a lovely tree with white blooms (plumeria?) framed the right side of the lanai deck. There is a small, rocky beach a short walk from the unit just alive with turtles. At about 10:00 am on an august morning we counted 5. It's a short drive to snorkeling and swimming beaches. The unit has a nice pool. This unit is clean and well kept. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. Very Hawaiian. Very aloha :)
Felt like paradise
SS from Maryland on 08/21/2013 said:
I have never written a review before but this place was so wonderful, I felt that it was worth sharing with others. Steve was very easy to deal with. When I walked into the home , it was very clean. We loved the lanai. It overlooked water. Simply amazing! I truly enjoyed listening to the waves crash against the rocks. We only stayed for 3 nights. We wished we had stayed longer. We mostly dined out but there is a supermarket near by so one could easily purchase groceries and eat. Many restaurants nearby so quite convenient. I would definitely stay here again. We can't wait for our next trip. The only problem We had were with a few mosquitoes that got in. We noticed a hole in the corner of one of the screens Which we already made Steve aware of. Hopefully this will be repaired soon and the next people can have a perfect vacation.
Stephine from Santa Barbara, CA on 06/19/2013 said:
The condo was very clean and well-appointed. We loved being so close to the ocean! In fact the ocean was at first a bit too loud at night while trying to sleep! We were happy to have beach towels, coolers, and beach mats available to use (and use them we did). There were also flippers and boogie boards available. Beds were comfortable. The grounds were pretty and well maintained. The pool was nice, but very basic. That was probably the only real drawback. It was a great condo for a week for a family of four. I would highly recommend it!
Excellent Condo Rental
Ron Joseph from The Woodlands, Texas on 05/30/2013 said:
My wife and I really enjoyed the condo during our visit to Kailua-Kona. It had a terrific view of the ocean and was very clean and well equiped. We would staY there again if we visit the Big Island in the future. Our only compaint would be that we had no experience using lock boxes and had a hard time retrieving the key to the condo when we first got there. The problem was that we did not know that the combination buttons to the lock box had to be pushed far in until you heard a click. It may be a good idea to inform future renters of this. We could not reach the "contact" person to help us with the problem. We asked and got help from passerby within the condo complex.
We use a fairly standard âreal estate-typeâ lockbox to allow access to
the unit. We have not before had guests note any problems with getting
the lockbox open. Nevertheless, based on the comments received back from these recent guests, we have slightly changed our âCheck in Information and Directionsâ to incoming guests by elaborating how the lockbox needs to be operated. We appreciate the guestsâ comments on their enjoyment of the unit, and while we were disappointed that they saw fit to slightly downgrade the rating based on their issue with opening the lockbox, we hope they will visit us again.
The Landrys, Owners, Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club, Condo 2-203
Awesome, once again!
Linda from Green Bay WI on 03/06/2013 said:
This was our 3rd stay in this condo since 2009. We love staying here as the views and location could not be more perfect. The amenities are wonderful, beds comfortable, and the condo is spacious and quiet. We (the same 4 of us) have noticed though, since 2009, the condo is starting to look a little tired. The things we see are purely cosmetic and does not interfere with a comfortble stay. We feel a minor facelift of a new stove, new paint, regrouting some of the tiles on the lanai and kitchen and ridding the bathroom (the one off the master bedroom)of the black growing in the shower corner would be all it would take to give this condo an a+ once again. I realize the challenge of upkeep can be quite daunting with the saltwater issues and I applaude what has been done already. That being said, I absolutely would not hesitate to stay here again and actually can't imagine myself anywhere else. God-willing we will be back in 2015!! Thanks again, Steve.
We as owners appreciate the comments passed on by our recent guests,
particularly as they are repeat guests. We would like to address some of
the points they made to let our guest know we do take upkeep seriously.
Unquestionably, while being on the ocean has its great features,
particularly if you are on vacation, for an owner it presents significant
upkeep challenges. We have a continuous program of ongoing maintenance
which includes, for example, plumbers coming in once per year to clear
drains, check toilet functioning, and drain the water heater. We, as the
owners, also spend about 2 weeks each year in the unit and try to do as
much as we can in terms of maintenance, repairs, and upgrades. Please
understand we try our best. Since this guest started coming in 2009, we
have made some of the following upgrades:
1. 2009 â Purchased lanai table and chair set; replaced all screen windows
2. 2010 â Installed new ocean side (lanai) full-length sliding glass
windows (this was very expensive) which entailed punching out the frames,
reframing, installing new windows and metallic frames, new screens along
with patching and painting around the window frame area; replace several
window corners which had rusting corner pieces.
3. 2010 â Replaced all appliances (stacked washer/dryer, dishwasher,
refrigerator) except stove; bought wood lanai lounge chairs.
4. 2011 (December) â Painted entire (100%) interior all walls and all
ceilings of unit (only about 13-14 months prior to this guestâs stay);
replaced guest bedroom bedding; updated guest bathroom by taking out old
sliding shower doors and replacing with island motif shower curtains;
replaced guest bathroom mirror above sink; replaced guest bathroom towel
rods; reglazed guest bathroom bathtub; installed ocean side (lanai)
curtains and tracks along entire length of unit (both master bedroom and
living room; replaced all screen windows in unit.
5. 2012 â Replaced guest bedroom window blinds.
We trust you see we have invested significantly in trying to have the unit
meet the expectations of guests who want to stay in our vacation home and
enjoy that great sun-setting ocean view.
This is an absolutely beautiful location and a clean and comfort
Beth from Weston Mass. on 01/24/2013 said:
We had a comfortable stay at condo 2-203. The views were stunning and the location was close to beaches and activities. The condo had all the amenities that we needed. We chose to eat more meals at the condo than we planned because it was hard to go to a restaurant and leave the sunset behind.
Bart from Chapel Hill, NC on 01/11/2013 said:
5 of us had a very enjoyable stay. The views are great. We had high surf at the beginning of our stay. The waves crashed on the volcanic shore and sprayed up 20-30 feet in the air. Cool to watch. The only issue we had was there was only one key attached to the lock box and no loose keys provided. A trip to Lowes fixed that problem. Liked having the restaurants just up the hill and the option of snorkeling nearby. We also went ziplining with the organization just up the hill. All in all a great vacation.
Relaxing as usual
Beverly from Davis on 12/24/2012 said:
We have stayed in this condo complex numerous times and always enjoy it. Building 2 is usually quiet and has a good view of the surf and sunsets. This condo had good furnishings and we enjoyed our happy hour times on the lanai. We also enjoyed the holiday hula performances at the Keauhou shopping center and the farmers market.
PLP from Vancouver, Canada on 12/03/2012 said:
This is a well maintained self-contained condo with fabulous views from inside the condo and from the large balcony. The layout is ideal for sharing with one or two other people. The grounds are beautiful and the pool is large and clean. We could easily live here!
Definitely worth it!!!
Todd from Maine on 09/26/2012 said:
I'm not going to make this long. Just know that everything you see in the photos and description of this condo is accurate. It is absolutely beautiful, very well taken care of, clean, comfortable and affordable. The location is perfect, close enough to downtown Kona, but just far enough to be away from the noise. We stayed here for 3 nights and then went to Oahu. We found ourselves missing this condo while in Oahu. Do not hesitate to book this place. Steve is also very responsive and makes the whole process worry-free!
Serene setting with gorgeous view
Happy Honeymooner from Greater Boston, MA on 08/14/2012 said:
My husband and I stayed for four nights in this comfortable, quiet, second-floor unit. To be honest we spent so much time exploring the island that we didn't take full advantage of everything available to us: we never went looking for the pool, and we didn't use the kitchen beyond the fridge and a few dishes. But just listening to the waves colliding with the rocks just steps from the balcony was worth it, and we definitely enjoyed the extra space and made use of the wifi. The nearby shopping center (with grocery store, drugstore) was very convenient and seemed more reasonably priced than other places on the island and elsewhere in Hawaii; we went there daily for breakfast foods and drinks. I can definitely see us coming back someday and staying longer, with or without kids in tow, and taking better advantage of what the unit has to offer.
Home away From Home!
Erica & Brad from Vancouver, BC & Calgary, AB on 07/05/2012 said:
This was our first time staying in Unit 2-203 at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club, and it will not be our last! This unit has to be one of the best in this resort, truly a home away from home. The unit was tastefully decorated, immaculately clean, no mold, moisture or bug issues. The king sized bed was very comfortable and we loved being able to fall asleep to, and wake up to, the sound of the crashing waves each day. The huge private lanai is really right on the water's edge and what an amazing view! We spent hours just enjoying the sunsets and breakfast every morning on the patio was great. Just a short 5 minute walk to the right of the unit is a great little natural beach, while it wasn't an ideal place to swim, it was a great spot to see turtles! We can't wait to book our next visit!
Dick and Linda from Sussex, WI on 04/03/2012 said:
This was our second time staying at 2-203 Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club. We love being right on the ocean, the very private feel of the condo and huge lanai, and the master bedroom with an amazing view! We saw whales and dolphins regularly... from right there on the lanai. The entire complex is convenient, beautifully landscaped, and very quiet.
Linda from Toronto, ON on 03/16/2012 said:
As mentioned in other reviews this condo is large, clean and quiet. It has a wonderful view of the ocean from the lanai, the living room and the master bedroom. The pool is large and quiet and the grounds around the complex are well maintained. The condo is located close to surfing, a grocery store, restaurants and a farmer's market on Wednesdays. The owner of this unit was very timely in responding to my emails and very thorough and clear in directions and instructions for checking in.
Bob and Judy from Columbus, GA on 03/05/2012 said:
This is one of our two preferred units in the entire complex; and the complex is our preferred location on the island. Hosts (and on-island staff) are responsive and extremely helpful. Efforts are made to replace/upgrade/maintain the furnishings and unit itself as needed. This is especially significant (and expensive) because the climate and salt air are particularly hard on all metal (including appliances, cookware, ceiling fans, electronics, etc.). We would prefer having brighter lighting for reading and doing jigsaw puzzles. There are no elevators; however, our preference for the second-floor unit outweighs our dislike of hauling luggage, groceries, coolers, beach equipment up the stairs. We have stayed in this condo before and expect to do so again.
Lovely view, comfortable place
agifford83 from Juneau, Alaska on 02/11/2012 said:
Enjoyed our second stay here very much. Views during the day are fabulous, surf sounds at night very soothing.
MushroomTraveller from 186338 on 02/07/2012 said:
Gated group of condos with pool on site. 2-203 was smart, very well furnished, clean and well equipped. Loved the large lanai for outside meals overlooking the ocean and stretching across the main sitting room and master bedroom. No sea swimming here the coast is black, very sharp, volcanic rock but there is a good sized pool if you donât want to find a beach â and there are not that many close. The site is well run, very quiet and peaceful at night apart from the sound of the sea! Bbq area is small but seems sufficient. Each condo has their own parking space with extras designated for guests. Nearest supermarket we could find was Safeway about 10-15 mins drive. Like: smart condo. Dislike: no beach
Dan & Susan from Virginia on 01/17/2012 said:
Beautiful location with ocean right outside your door Convenient location to Kona area Nice quiet area
Great Place to Stay
Comer from Decatur, GA on 12/16/2011 said:
Well maintained property; quiet location; loved the sound of the waves hitting against the lava -- very relaxing (you can hear them from the master bedroom too).
Just another day in paradise
Tracy from Tiki Island, Texas on 04/04/2011 said:
This is the 3rd time we've stayed at the Surf & Racquet Club and the 1st in this unit. Obviously we like the complex, and were very pleased with this unit. The owner was very responsive.
Linda B. from Green Bay, WI. on 03/09/2011 said:
This was our fourth time in Kona and second time at this condo. My only regret is that we didn't stay here the first two times. The location could not be more perfect. Close enough to downtown Kona but far enough out for peace and quiet. I love the short walking distance to the snorkeling beach, grocery store, restaurants, shopping and post office. The condo is spacious and beautiful. As always we spent most of our time on the lanai watching stunning sunsets and whales. The crashing waves lull us to sleep at night. It is our peace of heaven for a few days. The one extremely minor downfall, which is easily rectified, was that there was only 4 washcloths in the unit. One for each 4 adults. (we looked everywhere and couldn't find more) so we had to do a load of laundry everyday. No big deal and believe me, it didn't stress us out! All of the other amenities more than made up for it. Steve made the whole reservation and payment process very easy and simple. Personal note: As I watch out my window today and see it snowing heavily, I already long for the paradise we left a few short days ago. God-willing, we will be back again in this condo in two years. Steve, thank you for sharing this wonderful gift with others!
Darlene Horsley from Ada, Michigan on 02/07/2011 said:
Our stay in Hawaii was wonderful in part due to the exceptional condo we had in 2 - 203. We were very pleased with the condo and the condition of it and would gladly stay there again in the future! As a matter of fact, I had a brother/sister/mom & dad that moved out of their condo 5 - 304 when we left and moved into 2 - 203 because it was so much better then theirs.
Linda from Mount Desert, Maine on 01/23/2011 said:
We spent a wonderful week in condo 2-203, close to the very active high surf of that week, but always protected and dry. Beautiful panorama, sunsets, and whales galore. Kitchen worked just fine, bathrooms clean and up-to-date, beds comfortable (though the one twin bed was quite creaky and rather hard). Perfect location and very comfortable!
comfortable, clean accomodations
Grandma from Ventura on 01/01/2011 said:
Our group of two grandparents, two parents and a 10 year old plus a 7 month old baby were comfortable during our stay here for Christmas week. We cooked in a few nights, and found local restaurants for the other days, as the location is convenient to town. We would have preferred to use the barbeque grills on the grounds, but found there was no propane provided, so we made do with kitchen cooking. It was a fun stay for all of us.
We as owners appreciate the comments passed on by our recent guests. We would like to address the points made concerning the âbarbecue grills on the groundsâ. This vacation unit is in a Condominium Association that expressly prohibits grills on the condominium lanaiâs (decks). Instead the Association provides both charcoal and gas grills in the common area. These grills are common property and do not belong to any particular unit. The gas grills are already hooked up to a gas source, while the charcoal grills require the individual(s) to bring his/her/their own charcoal. Given the common property nature of the grills, any problem such as âno Propane providedâ should be brought to the attention of the onsite Association Property Manager who will address the issue or get a question answered. When we called the Manager to follow up on this particular guestâs comments, he informed us that no one from our unit had contacted either him or his staff. Furthermore, he noted that some people do not know how to properly turn on the gas for the gas grills. In either case, a simple call to the Managerâs office could have remedied the situation.
Steve Landry, Owner Surf and Racquet 2-203
PT from Wellington, NSW Australia on 12/14/2010 said:
The property was a large size, clean, relatively new and well maintained with all the amenities, appliances and services one would expect. A wireless internet service was a big bonus, especially for the children. I would recommend the property to others, especially families. A great location, quiet, and with great ocean views. Handy to great snorkelling and surfing at Kahaluu Beach. It was good value for money, close to many activities and attractions in Sout Kona.
Sunset dinners right by the ocean.
Jean-Luc from California on 08/06/2010 said:
A beautiful condo right on the ocean. We had dinner every night on the balcony, looking at the sunset. It was great. The condo is cleaned and well stocked. The shore by the condo is rocky but the public beach is an easy five minute walk away. The snorkling at the beach is very good. One downside is there's not a lot of privacy in the master bedroom. There's a path between the ocean and the condo and the bedroom only has a very light sunscreen. The moveable wall between the bedroom and the living room is paper thin. Overall, a very relaxing place. Recommended.
A real vacation.
JT from San Diego, Ca on 06/17/2010 said:
This condo has it all. Internet, fabulous views of the ocean, comfortable livingroom, bedrooms, (King in main, twin/Queen in back bedroom) upgraded appliances, brand new washer/dryer, clean, prestine and a must stay if you're looking for a condo to enjoy some time on the island! A few blocks away (very short walk) is a local shopping plaza that offers groceries, movies, pharmacies, banking, post office etc. Conviently located on ali'i dr for easy accessibility to Queen K Hwy. It's a must if considering condos on the island.
Perfect in every way!
Sue from Eagle River, Alaska on 06/05/2010 said:
Let me first say that I spent many hours looking for the perfect Kona accomodations, and I found them in unit 2-203! From beginning to end, Steve was professional and made our trip flawless and fabulous. This condo is clean, spacious and the view is to die for! We watched spinner dolphins and beautiful sunsets on the lanai - the ocean was so close you could almost reach out and touch it! For the price, this condo can't be beat! We had hair dryers, and every emenity you can imagine. Even the cooler and ice packs for our picnics! We vacationed with our daughter and son-in-law and we all loved the condo, we felt pampered here. When we had an issue with the washer, Steve called to help us solve the simple problem. The only things we needed during a 10 day stay were a cookie sheet and vegetable peeler, but I bet Steve has those stocked for the next family to stay at this wonderful condo. I would not hesitate to return here or to recommend this unit to anyone looking for the perfect vacation getaway at an unbelievable price! We tried going through a travel agent first, and would have paid double had we gone that route. Loved everything about this condo, thanks Steve!
cdj from Seoul, South Korea on 04/01/2010 said:
We had a wonderful time visiting the island and enjoyed staying in this unit. The owner sent very detailed information which made it easy to find and get in and out. The home has a great view of the ocean and the property is well maintained. The location is convenient to shopping and restaurants. The home is showing some wear and tear and could use some renovations. One of the fans did not work and the kitchen knives were very dull and in need of sharpening.
As with all our guests, we appreciate the comments passed on by "cdj".
To add some clarification, we as owners would like to address the comments in the last couple of lines of "cdj's" comments. First, after the check-out we had our inspection and cleaning service check out the fans. All of them worked. The fans all work off newly (about 2 ˝ years ago) installed electrical wall switches which have multiple buttons and settings. We can only surmise that one or more of the buttons was in the off position such that the fan obviously did not turn on. During any guest's stay, the easy fix for this sort of issue, along with the knives, is simply to call our on-Island contact person who can ensure that the guest's concerns are taken care of. That person's contact information is noted in the check-in documentation and is visibly posted in more than one place within the unit.
We would also like to briefly note some of the renovations we have made since acquiring the unit a few years ago. Three (3) years ago we did a significant renovation to the kitchen area putting in granite counter tiling. This year we will be changing out the appliances in the kitchen (along with the washer/dryer in another room). Over the past 2 years we have renovated the master bathroom by completely tiling the shower area and making improvements to the sink area. Over the past 4 years, the entire set of furniture (excepting some decorative items) has been changed out to include the lanai furniture. Further, all electrical switches, outlets, and even the entire breaker box have changed out with all new and upgraded replacements. As this unit is directly on the ocean, and noting that it is in significant demand by potential guests wanting an ocean experience in Hawaii, there is a constant need to keep up on the upkeep and maintenance of the unit.
What we are trying to address concerning "cdj's" comments is that we do acknowledge the need to continuously keep the unit in top shape, and importantly we have been doing our best on a yearly basis.
Steve & Canri Landry, Owners, Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club Resort, Condo 2-203
Perfect Place for Total Rest and Relaxation.
AlChaz-2 from Little Egg Harbor, NJ on 02/20/2010 said:
This Condo is great. Loved the Location and layout. Great lanai for a relaxing breakfast, or just sitting having cocktails and watching the Breathtaking Sunsets. Watching the whales (when in season) and the dolphins. Loved being on the ocean and hearing the surf as it lulled us to sleep. Keep the doors open on the lanai all night to hear the surf. Steve was wonderful to deal with and Thank you for sharing this great condo with us. The grounds are beautiful, and a perfect Location for this unit. Sometimes we just stayed there all day and couldn't leave our lanai. Can't wait to go back and we will definately be staying here at 2-203. Mahalo again Steve for renting this out so others can enjoy you slice of Heaven. Al & Jo-Ann
Heaven on Earth!
gp from Fresno, CA on 01/14/2010 said:
Our time staying in condo 2-203 exceeded our expectations! It was spacious, clean, convenient, and peaceful. The view was heavenly! Some of our favorite memories involved our time spent on the lanai enjoying the sunsets. Not only were we lucky enough to witness the famous "green flash," but we saw whales and spinner dolphins, too!! The condo was well-equipped with all of the expected amenities, but we were pleasantly surprised to find fun extras -- beach towels, snorkel gear, travelers' guides, etc. We fully intend to return to the island and to stay in condo 2-203. It helped to make our visit to Kona one of our best vacations ever!
Clean and comfortable
Kyoko from Bellevue, WA on 12/03/2009 said:
The room was very clean and had comfortable furnishings. The view was great from the lanai. Wish there was a pull down shade on the lanai to block the afternoon sun from heating up the room.
First, we would like to express our appreciation to Kyoko for being our guest at our Hawaii Ocean Front home.
Most of our guests rent our vacation home expressly for the ocean "feel" and particularly delight in viewing the nightly sunset over the ocean. With respect to Kyoko's comment concerning the afternoon sun, the unit faces west with a 180°, unobstructed, direct ocean view. The lanai does have a ceiling extension that fully covers the lanai floor area, and thus provides protection from the rain and provides shade from the sun into the early to mid-afternoon.
In order to not obstruct either the ocean or the sunset views in any manner, understanding that the late afternoon sun does shine on the lanai, we have purposely opted to not install a pull down exterior lanai shade.
Steve Landry, Owner, Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club, Condo 2-203
Pacific Island Gem
Bryan from Sydney, Australia on 10/29/2009 said:
The view from the lanai was beautiful, you really knew you were sitting in the South Pacific, and watching the sunsets over a few drinks was just fantastic. The condo was very nicely furnished and decorated, spacious, well equipped, had everything we needed and was brilliant for our family holiday (five of us). The second bedroom has a double and a single and the master is seperated from the living room via a 'shogi' and enjoys the same stunning lanai view, from the bed. The kids enjoyed the clubs pool, the free wi-fi via their PSP and Kahalu'u beach park which is about half a mile down the road towards Kona where they enjoyed snorkelling. Its about 6 miles into Kona for restauants, shops, ABC stores etc and as we had a car this was no problem. Getting off the track here, This condo made for a lovely, relaxing, affordable and very enjoyable stay on the big island. Wish we had booked more than two nights ............ PS : Steve, the owner, fantastic guy, great service. Thanks Steve
Love Hawaii from Round Rock Texas on 08/05/2009 said:
We stayed in 2-203 and had a beautiful view. All our needs were met and we loved the grounds. The tennis courts and pool were well maintained and the condo was clean and comfortable. We would definitely re-book this condo
Great View, Great Condo
tlkerer from Elkridge, Maryland on 07/27/2009 said:
Very nice 2 bedroom layout. One whole side of the condo is glass window/door and faces west so you get to watch the sunset every day. The lanai stretches the whole length of the side and has nice furniture on it. Sitting on the lanai, you're probably 30 feet from the very rocky (so no one will be swimming in front of the condo) shore. So you get to go to sleep to the sound of the ocean. Free wireless internet too. The only downside is that there's no A/C. But with the windows and doors open on both sides you get a great cross breeze
irvine family from irvine on 06/30/2009 said:
The condo was fantastic. Excellent view, perfect breeze, soft mattresses, big washer...clean, organized,
Right on the Water!
Dick and Linda from Lisbon, WIsconsin on 04/30/2009 said:
The condo was beautiful, comfortable and well equipped. Even though we had seen photos and videos before we went, none of that really prepared us for how nice it was! We truly enjoyed being so close to the water, the rocks and the crashing waves. To have our bedroom right there off the generously sized lanai overlooking the water was an extraordinary experience we will never forget. We fell asleep to and heard those ocean sounds all night, waking to them the next morning! We have raved to everyone how really great that was. What an experience!
Susan from SF Bay Area on 04/23/2009 said:
We were very happy with our choice of this condo. We loved the ocean front setting. We spent lots of time sitting out on the balcony playing cards and drinking smoothies we made from fruit we bought at the outdoor market. The condo was very spacious for our family of 4. The location was nice - just south of the more crowded tourist area of Kona. If we were to visit the Big Island again we would not hesitate to rent this condo.
Jo Ann from Salt Lake from Salt Lake City, Utah on 04/21/2009 said:
This condo is in the perfect location in the complex...a short stroll to the pool and barbeques. We found it extremely clean and well-kept. The views from our lanai couldn't be beat. We saw whales every day and a pod of dolphins. The grounds are beautiful and our morning bird visitors were so cute! The condo was nicely furnished and had everything we required...right down to the beach towels and sand mats. We lots of dishes, glassware and cooking appliances. There were a few things that need attention; toilet runs in 2nd bathroom; mirror on vanity should be replaced or fixed, and, alas, the ice maker didn't work. The beds were all very comfortable except for the twin in the second bedroom. It was hard as that lava rock!
We wish to thank each guest who takes the time to provide feedback on our Hawaii Vacation Home. We sincerely appreciate the kind comments passed on by Jo Anne from Salt Lake. Noting that Jo Ann took the time to put together her comments, we would like to address some of the concerns she noted.
We did not know until after her stay that there was a problem with the 2nd toilet. Turned out that the flushing handle was broken on the inside (literally a $5 dollar part at Ace Hardware), and we had our on-island repair person fix it in about 5-10 minutes. With respect to such items, we provide to all incoming guests some check-in paperwork listing the on-island contact person. That information is also posted in multiple locations inside the vacation home. Should any of our guests see a needed repair, the provided information suggests that the guest contact our on-island person for immediate attention. For some reason this was not done during Jo Ann's stay and we only noticed the toilet handle problem during the cleaning and inspection after the check-out.
Every year during the May/June time frame, we as owners stay in the vacation home to effect repairs, renovations, and upgrades. We had previously scheduled a mini-renovation of the master bathroom which we did accomplish in June just after Jo Ann's stay. Specifically, we completely replaced the Master Bathroom mirrors, medicine cabinet, and the lighting above the vanity area. Having noted the replacement and upgrade, we would like to note that living on the ocean has its challenges to just about anything human-made. With regard to mirrors, the salt air can penetrate between the glass and the backing of mirrors especially around the edges. This deteriorates the chemical backing such that one gets an oxidized (blackened) effect making the mirror look darkened and losing its reflective ability.
While the model of the refrigerator is designed for ice maker capability, this vacation home does not have an ice-maker water line to the refrigerator. Thus, it is not the case that an ice maker doesn't work, but rather that there is no ice maker. We do provide several ice trays and a freezer ice bucket, as well as several "ice packs or pads" which can be used in ice coolers.
As concerns the hard twin bed, we would like to note that we have 3 beds (a king, a queen, and a twin) as well as a queen sleeper sofa hide-a-bed which folds out from the living room sofa. Our experience with guests over the years is that there are as many opinions w.r.t. hard and soft beds as there are people. We try to accommodate by having different levels of hardness and softness across the various beds in the vacation home. The twin may be firm, but the other beds will vary in firmness. We also include a special "egg shell foam mattress pad" which can be put on or taken off the king size bed to accommodate the firmness desired of our respective guests. In short, we purposely have beds of varying firmness to accommodate the varying firmness desirability of our guests.
Steve & Canri Landry, Owner, Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Condo 2-203
Midori from Vancouver, Canada on 04/16/2009 said:
We have enjoyed our vacation so much. This is our second time to stay this condo, so we knew how confortable staying here. We MUST book this condo for our next vacation ASAP, because it is so popular. Thank you Steve and Can.
Ken & Linda B from Richfield, Ohio on 04/16/2009 said:
This condo is big - plenty of room to spread out. We especially enjoyed that both the living room and bedroom faced the ocean so we always had a view of the water and fell asleep to the sound of the waves. We spent most of our time on the lanai which is both long and wide with table & chairs and 2 loungers. Spectacular sunsets with the waves crashing on the black lava rocks only feet from the building. The bathrooms and kitchen have recently been updated and we found both clean and well stocked. The condo complex's position in Keauhou means it is close to great snorkeling and shopping with grocery stores, restaurants, theatres and a farmer's market on Saturday. Keauhou is a guiet, safe area for walking and other parts of the island are easily accessible. KS&RC has a very large pool, excellent tennis courts and convenient free parking. The owners of this unit were very accommodating and easy to work with - the condo was exactly as represented - we will definitely return.
Hear the waves crash!
Margot from Dallas, Tx on 04/16/2009 said:
My family really enjoyed staying at this condo. The pool is close and we could watch the sunset every evening. I especially enjoyed listening to the waves while drifting off to sleep. It was clean, the beds were comfortable, and it all worked very smoothly.
Judi from Colorado on 04/02/2009 said:
Exactly as advertised! Anytime we go back to Kona I will not stay anywhere else. It was fantastic! The owner's could not have been more helpful.
Had a wonderful time, loved the condo and the resort!
kkj from hastings on 10/02/2013 said:
The resort is very quite and peaceful. The grounds at the resort are wonderful! We saw them meticulously taking care of them on a daily basis. The pool area and the BBQ area are wonderful, and nice and clean. The condo was wonderful, very homey and nicely decorated. The view is just simply beyond words, and in addition to the wonderful views every day, we enjoyed the most beautiful sunsets every evening on the lanai. Even the garden view was great! The beds are the most comfortable I think I've ever slept on. The upstairs bedroom is loving decorated in a dolphin theme for children. The condo is very well stocked with everything you need. The only thing missing is you and a trip to the grocery store for food, which is very close by. Every day we had the pleasure of seeing dolphins go by. It was the wrong time of year to see whales, but if visiting in the early spring you can probably be guaranteed you will see them from the wonderful lanai. The only slightly negative is some parts of the condo are in need of a deep down cleaning. That's not to say that it wasn't clean, because it was clean and very comfortable. It just needs some deep down detail work done. I probably only notice these little things because I clean homes for a living. All-in-all I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family, and we definitely will stay at this condo when we go back. The owners Bruce and Vicki are the greatest to deal with. I had many questions and some requests and emailed them many times. They were quick to respond and so very helpful. A pleasure to deal with!
Sue from NC on 09/18/2013 said:
Enjoyed our stay and hope to return. Condo is nicely decorated with a personal touch throughout.
Accomodation was home away from home
Dragan from Calgary on 08/09/2013 said:
We spent a week in 2-302 condo in Kona Surf and racquet Club at the end of July 2013. We have 3, almost grown-up kids, so space and rooms were perfect for us. Condo is looking over the beautiful reef and every night we could enjoy unobstructed view of sunsets from the balcony. Kitchen was full of cooking supply, dishes and barbecue in resort was perfect way to prepare dinner.
Excellent value for the Big Island
Dave from Issaquah, WA on 10/30/2013 said:
Two adults, 80 year old grandma and a 15 year old son stayed in unit 5-103 for 7 nights in late Oct 2013 and it worked brilliantly. This ground floor unit is feet away from the ocean. If you are into hearing the ocean, sleeping in the master bedroom was like camping on the beach. Here are the good points: - Extremely quiet. The place is almost secluded. We had one neighbor the whole time we were there and never heard anything from anyone. The unit is at the end of the complex and the golf course next door is currently closed. We felt like we had complete privacy on our Lanai. - Clean and no bugs. We did have the cutest little frog hopping around the living room one morning, but no insects of any kind. There are no mosquitos on this part of the island, at least while we were there. We had the huge sliding doors open all the time we were there, including all night long and never saw an insect of any kind. Note that birds will fly in the open doors and hop around in the living room :) - Relatively cool. The sea breeze seems to be widely variable up and down the coast. We always had a nice breeze and the unit was never uncomfortably warm. - Great lanai. With this ground floor unit there is a huge space for the whole family to lounge around with a nice table for eating and a couple of lounge chairs for serious relaxation. - Well stocked. You'll find basics like ketchup, mustard and dozens of other staple items already in the fridge. Good cooking tools and appliances. Saved us a couple hundred dollars at least. Welcome basket stuffed with all kinds of tropical fruits from a local organic farm. We enjoyed trying them all out. Guava, Passion Fruit, Papaya, etc. Free Kona coffee. Lots of snorkel gear and beach furniture you can use. - Location. A little bit farther from the Kona strip than some, but we liked it just fine. Many of the best snorkeling spots are south and that was very convenient. The only negative for us was the master bed - it was tired and saggy.
Bucket List Trip for Mom
The Fortenberrys from Celina, TX on 10/06/2013 said:
This condo was a great find! My 71 year old mom has cancer and is about to start chemo and a stem cell transplant. What better reason to go see a place that she has dreamed of, but never visited. The affordable price and comfortable amenities made it possible. We pulled the kiddo from school and the second bedroom was perfect for us while mom enjoyed the ocean view room. After three flights and a full day of travel, it was nice to have the welcome basket of fruit and coffee to get us started. The shopping center was handy and we were surprised by the great snorkeling nearby! Being able to travel light was a blessing! The condo had so many extras that enhanced our stay including snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, beach chairs, and ice chest! Also, being able to wash clothes in the new washer and dryer was tops! We loved the lanai and the pretty views and ocean breezes! Our flight home was cancelled and we really wished we had another day at the condo instead of the resort in town. Thanks for helping my mom (and all of us) get ready for challenges ahead. Bucket list trip... a huge success!
Grandkids Summer Week in Hawaii
Grandma from Tiburon, CA on 07/08/2013 said:
Everything you can think of for Fun in the Sun is provided; snorkel gear, Beach Towels, Cooler, Umbrellas, etc., etc. Even boogie boards!! The Condo was a marvelous home base for our Family of 7, it is very nicely furnished w/o being too fancy. I did not have to worry about the kids putting a cup on some expensive wood table, everything had glass tops, great! All amenities were in very good order and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Was a bit concerned about "no aircond." but the breeze blowing through the unit along with the Fans handled it beautifully! The location of the unit was nice, very quiet, watched Spinner Dolphins from the Lanai a couple of mornings. Ample room, inside and out, and enough chairs for everyone! Only negative would be the Sofa Bed Fold out. Decided that it was a lot nicer to just sleep on the Sofa and forget the fold out...which worked very well.
Thanks for the review. Just an FYI, the dining room chairs and all the living room furniture, including the couch/sofa, will be replaced with a new set on July 12, 2013.
Thanks for your feedback,
Joe from CA on 06/17/2013 said:
This is a really nice place to stay for our trip to big island. It's neat, quiet and has a fantastic view of the ocean and all the utilities you may need. It's just minutes walking distance to Keauhou snorking park. We love it so much and will come again!
Chicago on vacation from Chicago on 05/15/2013 said:
A beautiful view and a very nice condo. Comfortable and accomodating. Lovely view and sounds from the ocean. Excellent value. Furnishings were a little tired, worn and spotted. Could have been a bit cleaner.
The furnishings referred I believe is the large couch with the queen hide-a-bed and we are now in the process of replacing the couch.
Mahalo, the Owner
Lovely view, nice resort, condo a bit 'tired'
IFeet from Perth, Western Australia on 05/06/2013 said:
Our family (2 adults, 2 children, 1 grandma) stayed at this easy to find unit, well located for exploring the Kona side of Hawaii. The resort had a nice pool and lovely grounds. This ground floor condo lacks privacy in the master and lounge, with sliding doors directly onto the lanai; both sliding screens to both doors were rickety and almost off their tracks and could not be locked, hence it was hot in the condo at night. Lack of aircond (which we don't mind) means the ceiling fans are permanently on - given the low ceiling height, one has to be careful. Little overhead lighting in the condo (lots of lamps however) made reading and dressing, packing etc at night quite challenging. The second bedroom window was almost impossible to open, with torn flyscreens and tired curtains. The lighting in this room was particularly poor, with only one dull lamp and tiny wall-mounted tiny spotlight. Night in this room was certainly a challenge. Both bathrooms were 'tired', with peeling paint and an almost unclean air, although they were clean. The kitchen utensils, crockery etc were mismatched and sticky, which necessitated us washing everything before use in the ancient dishwasher. The cupboard doors were sticky; we cleaned these and noted all the cockroach baits in the cupboards. The fridge made a horrendous noise. We did, however, find the equipment we needed to self-cater. On the whole we felt the unit needed a good makeover and repaint/refit in bathrooms, the second bedroom and kitchen. Kim, the owner, provided info for the unit; a welcome fruit basket was a nice touch, and his agent left a message welcoming us; the unit was well equipped and homely (no boogie boards however, and a clothes horse would be useful given there is nowhere to hang wet beach towels except over the lanai chairs), but it just did not compare with the other properties we chose for our three weeks in the Hawaiian islands. The view and the location was great.
Normally if I know of any problems with my condo I will take steps to take care of them promptly. I do have local people to take care of these things. However I believe most items mentioned are not compatible with what I know and with feedback I've received from my Contact person and other reviews. So with that in mind I would like to address the issues mentioned. Also I have talked to my Contact person, Allen, about these issues and he has reported to me the state of the condo and the items mentioned in the review after these Guests left, (which is what he normally does between Guests).
My condo's building, as the end building in the gated complex, is very private with very little foot traffic anywhere near my unit; the screen doors do in fact move OK and they do lock; I do have 6 boogie boards (in the second bedroom closet); I have 3 lamps in the second bedroom; the bug screens are not damaged and there is a large window that is easy to move and with curtains that are only 3 1/2 years old--how much more light is necessary? The condo was built in the early 80s but is kept up really well and in near perfect condition, (many other reviews have stated how nice it is); there is some peeling paint about the size of a quarter at the top of the wall in the second bathroom tub enclosure and I will have that touched up soon; the newer refrigerator is not noticeably noisy to myself or others that I have talked to; the dishwasher is about 6-7 years old and is good condition (how many people replace appliances that are working well and that new?); Hawaii is a tropical location thus bugs are more of an issue that found in non-tropical areas, that is why some bug traps can be seen in some areas in the condo. Also the condo is sprayed for bugs on the inside once a month and on the outside every 3 months, and as a result, fewer bugs are seen in and around the condo than in other homes/condos on the island; no AC units are allowed in the condos in the complex. However between the ceiling fans and the breeze coming through the condo when the windows are open, it is very pleasant in my opinion; the condo ceilings are a normal 8 foot height as dictated by the construction at the time. Most of the ceiling fans are over tables or beds and those that aren't are not so low as to be a collision hazard--I'm 6'1" and have never had an issue with that; my cleaning person is very thorough and my contact person also checks her work, so if something is amiss then it is dealt with immediately; it is stated in the guide that wet beach towels are not supposed to be hung up but shaken off and dried in my clothes dryer. They are especially not supposed to be hung to dry in my condo; my condo has many lamps and lights in all the rooms and lighting has never been an issue with myself or others. Even though this review received 4 stars, I do not understand most of the comments with many being incorrect, but suggest anybody reading this go to other reviews posted below.
Mahalo, Kim Spitze condo Owner
If you have any questions please review my web page, read my other reviews or call me at: 916-728-6000.
Excellent location on the ocean and found it clean and well furn
MacRae from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 04/15/2013 said:
We found the condo very clean and inviting upon arrival. we appreciated the fruit basket and the new doors on the lanai. The condo had cleaning supplies and an introduction to the community amenities. We appreciated the amenities and the lovely ocean view. The sunsets were spectacular and we took many pictures. The linai is very close to the ocean and has lovely furniture that allows one to enjoy the view in comfort. The location is ideal.
robert from park ridge, IL on 03/04/2013 said:
Very nice, clean, and roomy condo, with indoor and outdoor eating areas. Easily will sleep 4-6. New washer and dryer. Easy 10 min. walk to beach, restaurants and shopping. It is a few miles south of Kailua-Kona, but you are out of that congested area, unless you want to drive in. And on out last day, we did see a group of dolphins swimming outside our patio. Owner has left snorkeling equipment and other beach accessories. Condo part of secluded and private group of townhomes, off main road. Alii Drive has lanes to bike, run, or walk. Very relaxing stay.
Jack from Mount Isa on 11/18/2012 said:
Booked online and recived plenty of emails regarding billing and directions from the airport. On arrival the instructions were clear on how to enter the gated resort of the Surf and Racquet Club. Entering the house we were awe struck with the size and facilities of the condo. The Owners kindly had local fruit and coffee out for us to sample - delicious! Up the road is a supermarket, which we raided for food and alcohol on the first day. The owners resort representative turned up to say hello and ask us if we had any needs/issues, which was good as well. Facilities in the condo were excellent, new laundry equipment, large fridge/freezer, dish washer, and wireless internet. I would happily stay at this condo again if (when!) were turn to Hawaii. That said, we did mainly use this place as a base camp for heading out all over the island. If you plan to just stay in the and around condo/resort, I would recommend a condo which is raised up off the ground floor - a better veiw of the ocean that way!
Thanks for the good review but as far as the good "view" goes, it may or may not be better higher up but it is more difficult to walk out to the sea wall for more panoramic view + you don't have to walk up & down those stairs all day long! See my other reviews on the view from my lanai.
Mahalo, Kim Spitze, Owner
This is a very enjoyable, well equipped condo in a great locatio
Cindy from Molalla, Oregon on 11/05/2012 said:
Waves crashing, kayaks galore, ships in view, and dolphins jumping; we loved the view from the lanai. This condo is well equipped with everything we needed and more. We also enjoyed the swimming pool every evening after our daily activities of shopping, dining, and diving/snorkeling with manta-rays and turtles. Next door to the golf course, the location is quiet and relaxing, but close enough for easy access to all shopping, dining, and land and water sports. We will definitely return.
Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Condo 5-103
Seniorferret from Toronto on 10/10/2012 said:
Wonderful ocean front condo next to a golf course. Master bedroom, guest bedroom with 2 single beds, dining area, living room, full kitchen. Lots of space including outdoor lanai. You can't swim out front as the "beach" is a stack of lava chunks but there are beaches close by or a pool in the complex. Fans are used to cool the unit and as it is on the ground floor, the units above tend to insulate it. Parking is close by the side of the 12 plex unit. The owner was very pleasant and easy to deal with. There are a couple of blowholes 100 yards south that are easily accessible. You can get very close to them, close enough to get soaked!
Jon from Clayton,CA on 08/18/2012 said:
Well equipped condo. Beautiful view. Very nice. Will rent again.
Great Sunset Views, Fantastic Condo
Anoop from Austin TX on 07/25/2012 said:
We loved every aspect of this condo for our four-night stay. There was a welcome basket with some fruit and Kona coffee, both of which we enjoyed. The local contact person was quite friendly and responsive to our phone questions. The kitchen had the pots-n-pans and dinnerware we needed for our meals. On the ocean-facing lanai we enjoyed extended breakfasts and amazing sunset views. Overall we had a fantastic time in this condo.
Great family holiday
Ed from Durham, UK on 07/01/2012 said:
Excellent location and facilities. Appreciated the use of snorkelling gear and swimming pool. Fabulous spot to watch the sun go down over the ocean. Would love to return.
Good view, Good supplies, Good location, but 1 soft mattress
Angelica from Berkeley, CA on 06/02/2012 said:
I loved this place. The condo itself has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and 2 TVs. I really appreciated the many tools, kitchenware, and household supplies that were available. The floor plan made me feel like I was living in a house. And the large patio had fans and lights. And the fruit basket with a coffee sampling was a nice gift!
Big Island 5-103
Murphy22 from Olympia, WA on 03/03/2012 said:
Location, location, location. Hey...it's everything. And this condo has a wonderful location. Incredible sunsets, whale watching, boats, paddlers, surf, and so very quiet, except for the surf, which lulls you to sleep. The unit is quite nicely appointed with almost everything you would need, and for the most part is quite comfortable. I do feel as if the living room furniture is getting a bit tired, but considering the location... Additionally, the closest grill is on the far side of the parking lot, which is already a bit removed from the front door. But, with drink in hand we managed. The condo complex is very conveniently located with grocery and shopping very close by, and downtown Kona is only a 15 minute drive, or trolley ride away. In summary...we really enjoyed it.
I do appreciate the many positives from all the reviews and am always looking for ways to improve my service and help my guests. With this in mind, I'd like to make a suggestion about doing BBQs. The KKSRC complex does not allow individual home owners to have BBQs at their units. However, they have placed grills near all the buildings (e.g. at the end of my parking lot) and they have built a large beautifully landscaped and well equipped covered BBQ complex just my side of the tennis courts, an easy walk. It has 2 separate grills, water & sink and a grass covered volleyball court next to it. After a day of deep sea fishing, I have gathered there many times with family and friends for fresh caught BBQ'd ocean delicacies--really a beautiful place for a BBQ. As far as the living room furniture goes, there is a large couch but it is in excellent condition and it has a queen size pull out bed built into it, so would prefer not to have to replace it in the near future. Mahalo, Kim Spitze condo owner
Jan from Berthoud, Colorado on 02/29/2012 said:
The condo was very clean and when I went to the kitchen there was a gift basket full of island fruits, coffee etc. The note in the basket gave us the name and contact number if we had any problems at the condo. What a nice surprise. Beds are very comfortable. The area is very quiet where the condo is situated except for the waves hitting the shore at night can be very loud. The condo is very close to the ocean so if you are a light sleeper I would not recommend staying here. All I can say is us girls had a wonderful time.
Please note that the ocean waves can be louder during stormy weather it is near the condo or out to sea. Normally (nearly all the time), the wave sound is just a soothing gentle lapping against the rocks. Please see other guest comments on how they loved the ocean sounds while at my condo.
Mahalo, Kim Spitze, condo owner
Awesome Christmas vacation 2011
UDDAM FAMILY VACATION from SPOKANE, WA on 01/13/2012 said:
We were a family of seven adults for ten days. Awesome location and ample space for this many adults. Condo was very well stocked with all we needed from kitchen items to sheets and towels. Really great to have beach towels. New red LG washer and dryer in unit was fabulous! Really great to be able to walk outside and enjoy the waves beating against the rocks, watching the dolphins and people in the water and the sunset was to die for. A car is needed to go anywhere, A small wall was close by with a grocery store, drug store and various small eating places. The quietness of the area was very peaceful and easy to get to the pool and small Beacjh within walking distance. We really have no complaints about this unit and will highly recommend it to our friends and will stay there again if we return to Kona.
This is the best condo in Keauhou Kona!!
akbbalex from Alaska on 12/04/2011 said:
This was our third stay at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club condo 5-103 and it was as enjoyable as ever. This condo is clean and updated, well stocked, beautiful ocean front view, everything you could want while staying on the Big Island. We highly recommend.
Fantastic place with amazing views!
VanGroovyGirl from Vancouver on 11/24/2011 said:
This condo exceeded all our expectations. It was roomy, with comfortable furniture, and all the necessary appliances for a great vacation. Being able to use the snorkel, beach and tennis gear was fantastic. It was also great to be able to sit on the lanai and look out over the ocean - it all made for a very relaxing, enjoyable vacation. Thank you!
Matt & Julie from Mount Shasta, CA on 11/07/2011 said:
This was our 6th vacation in Hawaii though our first time on the "Big Island." We couldn't have asked for a better resort/condo to stay. Will definitely stay here again on a return trip (Loved Kona). This condo is ocean-front with a view that doesn't disappoint. Condo supplied with all items necessary for a good time. I didn't notice anything the owners missed. Thanks for the tennis rackets and free parking! We stayed 16 days and wished we'd booked a month. Thanks to Kim, Alan, and alberto. Matt & Julie Horstman, Mount Shasta, Ca
Clean, Relaxing, Well Equipped Condo with great view!!
Randy from Seattle from Seattle, WA on 09/26/2011 said:
My husband, step-daughter, son-in-law, & brother stayed at 5-103 for my daughter's wedding at the Sheraton. We had a wonderful stay. Everything we needed and then some was there - even down to boogie boards & water shoes!!! Would recommend to anyone!!
Beautiful Sunsets - can't beat the value
CMExplorer from Redmond, Washington on 07/27/2011 said:
Great value in Kona at this condo. The owner is very responsive to email, and willing to address any concerns you may have. They left a beautiful fruit basket for us to welcome us to the island. Beach toys in good shape at the unit. The kitchen is in adequate shape, with Bbqs available on site, and a KTa grocery with excellent meats and great deals on fresh fish just up the hill. Beautiful sunsets from this unit, and you occaisionally will see dolphins playing outside. Always see outriggers practicing in the morning, and I'm sure you will have whales in season. The one complaint about the unit is the thickness of the ceiling where you can hear the people in the unit above walking around...but otherwise the value for a 2 bedroom with ocean view is incredible!
As the Owner of the condo, I have never noticed any unusual (or any for that matter) walking noise from people above my unit and have never received any feedback from other guests concerning this. However, I'm sure it is possible from time to time to notice this, but this is normal for any condo, hotel or motel that has a unit above. I'm sure the advantage of a ground floor unit far exceeds an occasional walking noise from above. If you notice any unusual and/or extended noises, please call my Contact Person or the Surf & Racquet Club residence manager, (numbers are listed in my condo). Aloha, Kim Spitze, condo Owner
Kim Spitze, owner condo 5-103
Dennis and Kathy S. from Calgary Alberta, Canada on 05/25/2011 said:
From start to finish the service was incredible. We were informed in advance what was expected of us, given directions, access codes and charges. When we arrived we were greeted with fresh fruit, jams, and coffee for the next morning. So we watched the sunset.The condo was on the shoreline, tidy, clean and spacious, filled with all the amenities of home with some bonus toys for snorkeling, beaching or just hanging out. Located a short walk from a shopping center. Car rental mandatory to see the diversity of the island but nice to come back to a quiet, clean condo to watch the sunset .
Maureen from Clovis, CA on 05/16/2011 said:
Comfortable quiet Condo. Great location and views. Enjoying sitting on Lanai with views of sunset and sunrise over the ocean, extremely beautiful views. Nice to have beach towels, chairs, snorkels, ice chest, very convenient to take on long drives to the many beaches and parks we visited. Kona was a short drive for shopping and dining. Well located, quiet and pretty condo. Thanks again, Maureen
Valerie, Vancouver Wa from Vancouver WA on 04/16/2011 said:
We loved the Condo and the property. It was nice being so close to town. We loved the launi - its has a great view of the sunset. It had everything we could have wished for. My teenagers said it was the best trip we have been on. Thanks so much for sharing your condo with us.
This place is a gem!
Girl Friends from Northbrook, IL on 04/09/2011 said:
We were spoiled with a marvelous week looking out over the Pacific (including seeing whales) from our lanai with sunsets to die for and the mesmerizing sound of the the surf. 5-103 was truly a splendid "home" where we found every amenity to enhance our stay. The worst part about our lovely condo was leaving. Mahalo to the Spitz family for offering their wonderful "Place of Refuge" to us.
Great sunsets and whale watching from the Lanai.
Mai Tai from University Place, WA on 03/07/2011 said:
My wife and I and our friends had a great time. The condo was comfortable and affordable. There was boogie boards and snorkel equipment in the condo for your use. We were able to relax on the lanai and watch as the sunset goes down and the whales played. The Owner was extremely helpful throughout the process. I would highly recommend this condo to anybody that wishes to come to the Big Island
Great location for Ocean Views
Jeff from Cambria, CA on 02/20/2011 said:
Large roomy condo with great location for ocean viewing. There is no beach access since the shoreline here is large lava boulders and cliffs. There is a great State Park beach just minutes away for swimming, snorkeling, sunning, etc.
My web page does indicate what the area in front of my condo looks like. The big advantage of no sand beach in front of the condo's lanai is that you will have more privacy, and the only noise you will hear will be the gentle pounding of the surf on the rocks. In addition, just about 100 yards to the left of the condo, at the edge of the golf course, you can find a natural lava blow hole. So all told, I feel it is an advantage not to have to deal with all the foot traffic, potential problems and noise a condo front sand beach would bring. My condo is uniquely located by being surrounded by the golf course and ocean to allow for maximum privacy, relaxation and great views of the ocean, sea life and cruise ships as they come and go from the distant town of Kailua-Kona. As mentioned in this review, there is a nearly by sand beach about a 10 minute walk away that has some of the best snorkeling etc for miles in any direction. To learn more about my condo and the area, please feel free to read other past Guest's opinions included in this review section.
Mahalo, Kim Spitze. Owner Condo 5-103
Great value and wonderful views!
Great condo from Murray, UT on 02/04/2011 said:
We rented this condo the last 2 weeks of January. This was a time of very high waves and it was amazing to see them crashing against the sea wall...right by our condo. This condo was squeaky clean and nicely furnished. A real bargain for the price. We were treated very well by the owner...he kept in touch with us the entire trip to make sure we were happy. The condo is close to the town of Kona and very close to a nearby shopping center. A very convenient location to go both directions...to the volcano and to tour the "high rent" hotels. We had been in this condo community previously and would stay there again. Mahalo for sharing your great place!
Great place to stay
John from Vancouver on 01/05/2011 said:
Nice and clean, excellent view, and just a 5 minute drive away from some nice restaurants. Basically had everything we needed. Also, the surroundings were pretty gorgeous. Really nice beaches just a tiny walk away. We had a great time. Manager seemed pretty nice. :) Hard place to leave. Really want to go back.
from Alaska from Alaska on 12/29/2010 said:
This was our second stay at 5-103 condo at the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club. The improvements to the condo since our last stay were wonderful and made our stay even more enjoyable. This unit is clean, well maintained, and has everything you could need. We highly recommend it.
Fantastic! The best vacation!!
Suzanne & Bernard P from Santa Clara, CA. on 08/20/2010 said:
It was probably the best vacation we've had in ages!!! The condo was spacious, which was great as we have three teenagers, and we didn't feel like we were falling over each other. I absolutely adored the sound of the ocean at nights and sitting on the lanai very early in the morning having breakfast. We were within short walking distance to Kahaluu Beach Park as we loved the snorkeling there and it was great being provided with boogie boards and snorkel gear so we didn't have to buy those items. Shopping was close by too. With all the fabulous beaches and exciting things to do, we regrettably ran out of time to try out the tennis courts. Our only complaint is that our time was too short there and we can only dream of getting back as soon as possible!
Nice condo with extras
Andrea from Pacific Palisades on 06/18/2010 said:
Spacious 2 bedroom condo directly at the ocean, only the sand beach is missing in front of the door. But nice beach close by. We found a lot of extras (cooler, snorkel gear, boogie boards, ...) in the closets that made our stay very comfortable. Kitchen fully equipped. Grocery store and restaurants nearby. Pool and barbecues available, but we never used it.
Perfect place in paradise
Eoghan Cavanagh from Adelaide, South Australia on 06/17/2010 said:
Excellent accommodation, clean, tidy, very well equipped in every way. Perfect position.
Great location and amenities
Pam from Helea on 05/26/2010 said:
We really appreciated the waterfront view and ground floor location. There were lots of water "toys" for us to use. The grounds were lovely, lots of birds and flowers. The ancient ruins on the site were a bonus. The proximity to Kahaluu Beach was great for snorkeling. The kitchen was a little dated and the smell from the sink was not good. The gift basket for the first morning was really appreciated.
As the Owner of the condo, I always make sure it is in top condition for my guests. The condo is checked by my contact person and cleaned for 3-4 hours by the cleaning person upon guest departure, and is additionally checked again before the next guest arrives. If anything is not perfect, out of place, smells bad etc it will be detected before the next guest arrives. Contacting my cleaning person and contact person did confirm these facts. Sometimes it is possible, while a guest is staying at the condo that things may happen to cause something to be not be quite right. For this reason, I have paid a local contact person to always be available by phone for the guests to take care of any problems that may arise. Please contact this person, whose name and contact number is listed in the condo, and is additionally sent by email to my guests before arrival, if any problems should arise.
I'm not sure what" dated" Kitchen refers to, but I can state that the kitchen has been recently updated to include all new major and small appliances, resealed kitchen cabinets, a new state-of -the -art brushed nickel sink faucet, paint etc. The kitchen counter top is tile and not granite, so maybe this is "dated" to some people. However I do know that the kitchens in many new homes on the mainland are still installed with tile.
Also, please keep in mind the kitchen photo on the web site in older (October 2009) and does not reflect the current state (many updates in April 2010).
Aloha, Kim Spitze
Great place to stay on the Big Island!
ramerrill from Richland, WA on 05/13/2010 said:
My wife, three daughters, and I stayed in KKSRC Condo 5-103 for a week in April and would definitely stay here again on a future visit. With the off-season rate, we were able to stay in this beautiful, 2 Br oceanside condo for little more than a room in a typical chain hotel on the mainland. The condo was clean and comfortable with beds for 3 people in the second bedroom (fifth person didn't have to stay on a hide-a-bed). The unit is ground floor and right next to the ocean. We ate our meals at the table on the lanai to the sound of waves crashing on the rocks. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed for the cooking we did. A gift basket from a local vendor was a nice touch. The condo includes coolers for your day trips, beach chairs and towels, a couple boogie boards, a couple sets of snorkeling gear - we pretty much just had to provide food. The condo is just a minute or two away from a shopping center with a grocery and a drug store, which is very convenient. Also, it is located just a minute from Kahaluu Beach Park, which has great snorkeling. We saw more variety of fish here than on our snorkeling expedition. Communication from the owners was great, from clear information regarding billing and policies to the instructions for getting into the unit. As I said in the title, a great place to stay on the big island.
Bob K from Santa Cruz, California on 04/23/2010 said:
This has to be one of the best views on the Kona coast for a very reasonable price. The owner has gone to great lengths to offer amenities for the guests, providing beach towels, snorkels, tennis rackets, boogie boards and more. No longer do we have to stuff these toys in our luggage. The condo is well furnished, even with a washer and dryer and excellently maintained. Everything worked. We especially enjoyed the lanai where we ate our meals with the million-dollar view. We will be back!!!
bbalex from Alaska on 03/03/2010 said:
Condo 5-103 was a wonderful experience. It was well equipped with many needed items such as beach equipment, dishes, towels, etc. and had 3 TV's as well as great wireless internet. The only thing preventing me from rating it 5 stars is the dated condition of some of the condo. The second bathroom needed some work,the kitchen was a little dated, we had issues with the vertical blinds. However, it was clean and well stocked, as well as having an excellent location so we over-looked those minor issues. All in all I would very much recommend this condo to others.
We are always trying to keep our condo in the best condition possible for our guests. So per some suggestions, just did some renovations to the condo that have included some updates to the kitchen, including a new ceramic top range. I have also installed new easy to use bamboo blinds for the master bedroom and living room and added a paddle style ceiling fan/light in the lanai, plus many other fixes and improvements (including a spotting scope for the guest's enjoyment).
Thank you to all the guests for your feedback and all the great reviews!
A home away from home in paradise
Carlson Family from Pittsburgh, PA on 01/25/2010 said:
Absolutely perfect! The condo was COMPLETELY stocked and in a most private location. The grounds staff was so helpful and kind and did a great job keeping everything lush and beautiful. The condo was so inviting and comfortable for our family (3 adults & 3 young children). But it would also make a very romantic escape, minus the kids. We rarely return to the same place twice so that we can experience new places. This is one exception. With out a doubt we would go back again and again. Listening to the surf lull you to sleep and watching whales from the lanai were just two of the many incredible things we enjoyed here. They had everything you would at home from beach and snorkel gear to office supplies and laundry dryer sheets, it's all here! We really appreciated the welcome basket, it was nice to have local farmers market items like fresh fruits and muffins to hold us over until we could get to the store. If you are considering staying here, go for it, you won't be disappointed. Check out the blowholes along the shore just a minute walk towards the golf course, during high tide the water really shoots up!
Great Location and Unit!
jenw from hood river,oregon on 01/19/2010 said:
We really liked the unit. It was clean and comfortable and felt like our own place for our stay. The gear available was really helpful and we utilized all of it. I would definitely recommend this unit to friends. Nice quiet location and complex.
Charm, class and convenience
M. Kinloch from Victoria Canada on 12/04/2009 said:
First trip to Kona,and we were extremely pleased with the condo and its location. The resort is beautifully maintained, the pool large,great courts. Grocery shopping is minutes away. The suite is large, clean ,well-equiped and nicely furnished, Main floor opening out to the ocean if fabulous. Directions re access was very well done and communication with management easy and prompt.
Widsil from Moedling, Austria, Europe on 11/13/2009 said:
It was a very pleasant experience in condo 5-103. The rental process was realy easy. As we were commimg from Austria which means a 20 hour flight, it was important for us to find everything perfect immediately, and it was. . Very clean, comfortable, spacious, and well equipped.The only noise you get to hear are the ocean waves breaking just a few meters away. Even with three children age 12,12 and 16 the condo offered enough space. The swimming pool was very nice and the nearby snorkelbeach was perfect. We highly recommend this condo. Even if it's a long flight we are planning our return already.
good value, clean unit
Mary S from Honolulu on 10/21/2009 said:
We stayed for two nights in this very nice end unit with the ocean just across the walkway. It's a bit out of town and the parking is about 75 yards from the door, but it easily accomodated two couples, was nice and clean, and the management company was most helpful. There was somebody parking in our parking space when we arrived, but they took care of it right away and we had no other problems at all. We did not use the tennis courts, but they looked as if they were well maintained. I would not hesitate to recommend this place.
Great place, great location
Kevin from Sydney on 11/08/2013 said:
Really nice place. Kitchen is superb and very big! Apartment is right next to the ocean and you can hear the sound of the waves at night - brilliant! S&RC; is close to surf and snorkel beaches as well as the Manta ray snorkelling. Local contact (Tom) was very friendly and greeting us on arrival was a nice touch. If we had had any issues during our stay I am confident that he would have promptly assisted. We would definitely return. Thanks for having us!
Perfect view to wake up to!!!
Stephanie from Vista on 09/08/2013 said:
I love the view from this condo. You can hear the surf from bed. The decor is stylish and the unit is perfectly appointed. I have stayed here several times and highly recommend it.
This was a delight
TLStew from Sudbury, MA on 07/10/2013 said:
5-201 was a comfortable, well appointed condo with lovely views of the ocean from the balconies and bedroom. We slept each night with the breeze wafting over us while listening to the waves-- it was heavenly. We used the kitchen and found it had every amenity we needed. The balcony was spacious, there were boogie boards and snorkeling gear available to use for the adventurous, and the beds were very comfortable. We would definitely stay there again as would other (jealous) family members who stayed elsewhere.
Relaxing Oceanside Retreat
washmont from Great Falls, Mt on 06/26/2013 said:
This is a very nice condo overlooking the ocean. The only noise you will hear is the birds chirping. Highly recommend. The condo is exactly as pictured and expected. We enjoyed the lanai each night with a glass of wine during the sunset. Probably one of the very best vacations rentals I've experienced. My only suggesting is the other vacation rentals have a guest book with previous guests writing comments about the condo, area, and places to see, eat, etc.
Everything as described and pictured!
Shaun from Los Angeles, CA on 05/20/2013 said:
My gf and I stay at the unit# 5-201 at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club for 2 nights from 5/14 to 5/16/2013. The unit is exactly as described and pictured on the website. Actually, when we saw it in person, it was a lot better than pictured. Beautiful ocean-front views from both the living room and master bedroom. The unit was recently remodeled and the furniture were very clean as well. It was a little too big for just the two of us as this is a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit. All in all, it was perfect from time of booking to check-out. Everything was very easy. The owner communicates very well during the whole process via email and provides all the pertinent information. I had no troubles at all during my 2 night stay. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this to anyone staying in the Kona area.
Relaxing, beautiful paradise retreat!
Joanne C. from Bellevue, WA on 05/10/2013 said:
We enjoyed our Kona stay in this beautiful, well equipt unit. The kitchen had all the needed items to have relaxing meals in when we chose. Have stayed many times at this development & this is the loveliest unit we have stayed in. Loved our daily breakfasts on the lanai. Will look forward to the chance to return!
K.B. from Federal Way, WA on 02/17/2013 said:
Condo 5-201 is exactly as pictured, it is beautifully decorated and everything still looks new and is in perfect condition and very clean. The furniture and beds were comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The view and sound of the ocean made us feel like we were right on the beach. The ocean was loud at times but we saw that as a plus and the reason we wanted to stay right on the water. We appreciated the little extras like beach towels, beach chairs and boogie boards. Having those items available to take to the beach was very helpful. If we had to name any negatives, one would be the lighting and ventilation in the master bathroom, it was very dim and made it difficult to put on makeup, although I found using the mirror in the master bedroom, with all the light from the bedroom windows, a good solution. The bathroom also has only a small window, no fan, so after a shower it stayed pretty warm in there. A small fan would have made a huge difference. The grounds of the resort were very pleasant and well maintained. The pool area was much nicer than it looked in the pictures and was a great place to relax in the sun. We were very happy with our choice to stay at this condo and if we return to Kona, we would definitely want to stay here again.
KWhip from Englewood, CO on 01/29/2013 said:
Wow! This condo was beautiful!!! We were there when there was high surf, and so the view was breathtaking. Woke up and looked out the window to see whales. The golf course view was also stunning. The condo was clean, well stocked with beach items including boogie boards and lots of towels. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen that is a chef's dream. We will definitely return to this unit next time we are in Kona. Wonderful experience!
Spectacular condo (shhh)
The H-D's from Northern California on 01/09/2013 said:
I almost don't want to tell anyone about this condo, because I don't want the competition if we want to return. ;-) Well furnished, clean, comfortable, beautiful, quiet condo - other than the spectacular waves a few feet (really!) from the lanai. There was a high surf on our first day and as my daughter said, "who needs New Year's fireworks?" Wonderful stuff! There were also whales, dolphins, outrigger canoes and sunsets. The shopping center is within walking distance, as are two beaches - one with snorkeling, the other with sups, kayaks and snorkeling/scuba tours. The owner was easy to work with, getting in and checking out was no problem whatsoever, and Keauhou is a nice base from which to explore the west and south sides of the Big Island. We highly recommend this unit (but please don't tell anyone else).
Beverly from Davis on 12/24/2012 said:
This is our favorite condo in the whole complex. Decor and furnishings are high end and beautiful. Lots of extra touches and a very quiet condo with crashing waves out front during storms and high swells. This time we watched some java sparrows trying to get their babies to fly from the nest on the lanai to their new home in a tree. This took a week of hilarity and we became foster parents, helping the babies not crash into the windows. What a treat! There was high wave action this time and spectacular crashing and booming waves on the lava. We hated to leave.
It doesn't get any better than this.
Steven from Fort Lauderdale on 09/13/2012 said:
This end unit condo is beautifully furnished, has fantastic views of the ocean and the top of Hualalai volcano, and is conveniently located. Even beach items such as towels, chairs and snorkel gear are provided.
Best in Surf and Racquet Club
JW from Phoenix, AZ on 08/06/2012 said:
180 degree views of ocean just a stone's throw away from wrap around lanai. The unit is well appointed. Professionally decorated. Quite spacious. It's great to be able to watch the TV and the ocean at the same time since the olympics was on. We walked around the property a bit and visited a couple open houses. None of the units were as nicely decorated with the tile, kitchen, bathroom as 5-201. I left all windows and doors open to get a breeze inside the unit since there was no a/c. I wasn't bothered to much, good quality screens on all. The view from the master bedroom as well as the living room is fantastic. The master doesn't quite close off as there is a hallway to the other bedroom and bathrooms. I would return to this unit, but I also might try the marriott if you want to be more centrally located, but don't care about seclusion or spend much time in the room.
Clean condo, perfect view, nice wind from the ocean//
Ichirau from Tokyo on 07/25/2012 said:
And very quiet location. Perfect for the long stay. It is located 15 minutes from the center of Kailua-Kona by car, but if you would like to go to the restaurant, you can easily call a taxi in town, less than 20$ one-way//
Wilson from NC on 07/24/2012 said:
This condo has it all. The entire place is remodeled and looks amazing. Sitting on the lanai is one of the most relaxing and enjoying things we have ever done. The view is amazing and the sounds of the ocean are captivating. The location of the condo is perfect. Shopping center near by and town is just a few moments away as well, but when you are in the condo, you feel like you are a million miles away. Cant wait to visit this place next year...
Paul York from Black Diamond, WA on 05/13/2012 said:
Two of us spent 6 nights here in early May and it was by far the nicest place we have stayed in the Kona area. The condo was very clean, fully appointed and equipped for every need during our stay, including beach/snorkling equipment and tons of beach towels. It was also incredibly quiet unlike some of the other popular beach areas. (Note - the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is not for families with small children; it has no beach access and no facilities for them.) But for us it was the perfect place to start and end our days watching the ocean and surf; sunsets in particular were fantastic.
anla from Chicago on 04/13/2012 said:
Our family has a great time there. The unit is very clean, the view from laini is beautiful and all the appliances are newly renovated. We definately will stay here again next time.
Step above the rest
DJ from Yuzhno, Russia on 04/10/2012 said:
The condo was very nice. The kitchen is arranged to accommodate family gatherings, or comfortable informal meals. However, there is no kitchen table, the island provides a nice area where you can eat. We rented two other condo's at the same time to have a family vacation together. This unit was perfect for congregating for our meals and family time away from the beach. It was a step above the others with a walk in shower for the master. It is stocked well with pans and necessary kitchen items, bath towels, beach toys, etc. so we had a great time. The only draw back is that although it is a beautiful setting we had to drive to beaches but we knew this before going so it was not an issue for us and almost a safety feature for having 8 grandchildren together by the water.
Thanks for your review and we're very happy to hear you had a great time.
Also glad to hear you were able to put our kitchen table-island to use for your family. Reminder, we also have seating for 4 at the table on the lanai where you can enjoy the ocean and the wonderful trade winds that bless the West side of the Big Island.
And yes, the Big Island is not a particularly "sandy-beachy" island but remember, there is a nice little black sand beach at the North end of the resort, just a 3 minute walk from the condo. And make sure to get the early-morning snorkeling at Kahalu'u Beach Park (some of the best snorkeling on the island), just 10 minutes walk North on Ali'i drive.
Jay, owner 5-201
Lee Rieken from Coeur d Alene on 03/31/2012 said:
Our stay in the condo was purely amazing. It had every amenity a family would need to have a five star stay. I would recommend this condo to anyone coming to Kona for a stay. The views off the lanai were breathtaking. The building was peaceful and quiet. It had a home away from home feeling. I would give it five stars. I travelled with my family with an 11 and 13 year old and they were blown away We hope to be back again next year!!! The owner was very responsive to questions and was great to work with. I did not have a lot of needs because the condo exceeded my expectations
Beautifully renovated condo on the water, can't get better than
Cc from Boston on 03/05/2012 said:
We stayed at 5-201 for five nights. It was a beautiful large place overlooking the ocean,and we even saw whales. Fully equipped and a close proximity to ali drive and groc shopping. We remembered our tennis racquets but forgot tennis shoes so didn't get to use the courts. Walked along the shore and saw resting green turtles and a variety of fish. We'd certainly return if we get to the big island again.
Beautiful Unit, Fantastic Locaiton, noisey complex
susan from chicago on 01/02/2012 said:
Absolutely love this unit--beautiful kitchen, great furnishings, great relaxing furniture and a fantastic lanai looking out onto the ocean!! The location is fantastic--excellent snorkeling within walking distance & just a 5 minute drive to downtown Kona. My only reservation was the sounds/noise heard from other guests staying at htis complex. We were on the second floor, and therefore heard noise from below & above. Our downstairs neighbors complained to us about our noise! And, believe me, all we did was walk gently. Its just the way the buildings are built. The buildings have no air conditioning which is not really necessary for temperature control (wonderful ocean breezes), but for noise control, it would have been nice to close the windows at night. Also, we were there during the busiest time of year (Christmas, 2011). I suspect that during less busy times, there is less noise. Having said that, I still really love this place. Next time I'll bring my ear plugs.
Erik W. from Honolulu on 12/30/2011 said:
We had a great stay at this condo unit. Owner was a pleasure dealing with, and was very responsive to email questions before arriving. Beautifully furnished and upgraded utilities like washer/dryer, fridge, stove. Location is facing the ocean, with great unobstructed view of sunsets. Corner unit gets additional side views as well. I wish the ceiling fans in bedroom had variable speeds, like the ones in kitchen/ living room, but that is the only thing I can criticize.
BBphoto from Healdsburg on 11/25/2011 said:
My husband & I stayed for a week in this beautiful condo. Our son and 2 1/2 year old grand daughter shared it with us and it was perfect. Overlooking the ocean, we saw pods of up to 30 dolphins swim by each morning along with boats and sparkling lights in the distance at night. The gorgeous kitchen is great for cooking and sharing family meals and the 'smart' appliances, comfortable beds and beautiful furnishings make this space very special. Close proximity to 2 great beaches and snorkeling spots plus the down town shopping district made our stay the total package.
This place is really wonderfull
Sunseeker12000 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on 11/14/2011 said:
This condo is beautiful, well equipped, clean and quiet. The view is not only outstanding but I think one of the best in the complex. The condo owner and manager were friendly and responded promptly to any concerns or questions that we had about the condo. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Kona's best secret
Shari from California on 10/02/2011 said:
We have stayed here twice at this condo. I would not stay anywhere else on the island! It will exceed your expectations of a vacation stay. It has a view of the ocean and the beautiful golf course from different locations in the condo. Jay,the owner is accessible to communicate during the entire process.
Cheryl Z. from Ohio on 08/29/2011 said:
I researched for days trying to locate the best condo for my family. I am a single mom with 3 teenagers so it was hard to find enough space for all of us. I found it here. First, the location is a minute from the grocery store plaza, but more importantly for us farther away from the bustle of town. We loved to go into town for shopping and dining and enjoyed coming back to our quiet resort. This condo is amazing. The view from the wrap around covered porch took my breath away. It was my favorite part of the condo. The furniture was soft, comfortable and placed to see an ocean view from every seat. The kitchen was a pleasure to cook in and was masterfully designed with the large granite island and countertops. The best of everything was put into this kitchen. The beds and baths were immaculately kept and very comfortable. I especially liked the deck and windows open to the ocean breezes at night. The owner, Jay was extrememly efficient and pleasant. He answered every question I had in no time at all. I had left some personal items there at the condo and I contacted him and he was on it and they were shipped to me immediately. That says a lot to his character and his passion for his rental and clients. I will come back to this exact unit and if you are looking for a condo in Kona look no more, you found it.
marcap44 from Pennsylvania on 08/27/2011 said:
This unit was fantastic. The first thing that blew us away was the view. The quality of the unit was also a nice surprise. We stayed at the Hilton King's Land first then rented 5-201 for the last few days of our vacation in Kona. We all agreed that for us the Keauhou Kona condo fit our family (2 adults 2 older teenage boys) much better than the bigger resorts. Nearby snorkeling was also better here than the Hilton. I loved the fact that they had some flippers that we could borrow. Hope I don't convince too many people to book here because we would love to come back. Fyi - the master bedroom is separated from the living area by shoji sliding screens. This gives it less of a private feel than a full wall. The second bedroom is more private.
Beautiful Oceanfront Condo
C. K. from Saratoga, CA on 06/01/2011 said:
We had a wonderful time staying at this condo. The owner was punctual and provided us with all the information about the condo each step of the way. This particular condo was nice, because it was tastefully remodeled and had an open feel. We visited another building within the same club, and they weren't as nice. The lanai is big and private. The other buildings were much closer together, so there wasn't much privacy. I was a bit concerned about the noise of the waves keeping me awake at night, but with the windows closed, I was able to sleep through the night. Overall, the condo was very well equipped for guests to enjoy the island vacation. One thing that bothered me was that the coffee machine didn't look very clean. Maybe just mineral deposits or something. Good thing we took some instant coffee with us... Thank you, we had a great time!
The water spots were wiped off the coffee maker :) You don't want to miss the Kona coffee!
J Elliott, owner condo 5-201
Very well furnished with great layout and gorgeous oceanfront lo
greg from san diego on 11/27/2010 said:
Loved the location and decor, great value for the money, highly recommend it.
Great Condo on Kona
Kathy from San Francisco on 11/08/2010 said:
This condo is very beautiful and updated. It has a fantastic view and is a very comfortable place to stay. We went in late October when it was very quiet and the weather was great.
Spectacular!! First Class accomodations
Larry and Irene from SoCal on 10/15/2010 said:
Wow!!! Of the many condos I have rented in my many trips to the various Hawaiian Islands, this is without a doubt the finest. -Ocean view: any closer and you would get wet. The condo is situated to have an unobstructed view for miles up the coast. -Privacy: Being on the second floor, no passerbys can see in. Being an end unit, there are lots of windows and on all three sides, but adjacent buildings are not close and they are situated so they can not easily see inside. We kept the drapes open the entire week to fully enjoy the spectacular view of ocean, mountains,and golf course. -Quiet: It is well off alii Drive, so no road noise or traffic. Being the last building in the complex, it is surrounded by ocean or golf course and little pedestrian traffic. Very peaceful feeling here. We were surprised to find that there is even an ancient heiau (temple) archeological site just 20 feet off the lanai. -Upscale and modern design: We thought we were staying in a private residence. It appers to be freshly remodeled as everything looks new and very clean. Furniture was upscale and not the usual rental condo rattan stuff. Only natural stone on floors and countertops, and stainless appliances in kithen. Both TVs were flat panal Lcds. Highly recommended, I am definitely coming back here to this unit. Probably the nicest condo for rent on the island.
rita from toronto on 09/04/2013 said:
We loved the location of our condo unit which was away from the busier area of alii Drive and one minute from the Best snorkeling beach on this part of the island. Also one minute to the nearest shopping area for supplies. The unit itself was very comfortable and homey feeling with a wonderful breeze that blew through the whole unit. Everything we could have needed was there including beach chairs and boogie boards and the beds were very comfortable. The most magical part of the day was dinner on the lanai watching the sun set - or drop actually- into the ocean. We even saw dolphins playing in the water the first morning of our arrival. We would definitely recommend this unit. Elizabeth, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with as was allen the unit manager. Look no further if you want to experience the peace and tranquility of paradise in a lovely comfortable surrounding.
Anna from Aptos, CA on 06/20/2013 said:
My husband and I and our 12 year son stayed here in June 2013. We loved the condo! It was large, well kept and had the best view. We had a few meals on the lanai, and think it was better than any fancy restaurant. We loved that there were beach chairs and boogie boards for our use, and used them a lot. The bed was so comfortable! And hearing the waves at night was wonderful. There are geckos all over the grounds outside, and our son enjoyed trying to find them all. We used the pool a few times and walked down to the small beach. We explored the tide pools and even saw some turtles very close to shore! Thank you for the use of this wonderful condo, we would stay here again and would recommend it to anyone!
Can't seem to stay long enough
Happiness Found from SF Bay Area on 06/17/2013 said:
This was our second time to stay at Kksrc within 2 years and although we loved our ground floor unit last time, we loved our 2nd floor unit even more! This unit is so close to the water it makes you feel like you are on a boat when you are sitting in the living room or on the lanai. We spent hours just staring at the ocean and the binoculars were a plus for spotting mantarays and dolphins! There was even a whale sighting on one of the nights we were out! The unit was very clean and had all the right amenities and was very organized. Check-in was simple like last time and we needed no assistance. We love the tennis courts and the morning walks along the golf course. Our favorite snorkeling spot just minutes away. Sadly, we didn't see the boogie boards in the 2nd bedroom closet until we were checking out, but would have used them at Magic Sands had we known. The bed was comfortable, the sheets are soft. The couches are super comfortable and large (unlike some of those smaller wicker types). The master bedroom has this tiny little TV, but we didn't really spend much time watching TV anyway. The living room tv is large and modern, and we watched a few Redbox dvds which we rented at CVS up the street. It would have been nice to have a few Hawaiian toiletries in the bathrooms, kind of like a hotel. One or two packets of soap for the laundry would have also been a bonus. Overall, extremely satisfied and will definitely recommend this in the future.
Drold from Princeton, NJ on 06/12/2013 said:
Condo 5-203 is well maintained and beautiful. Additionally, many items we thought we might have to buy, such as beach towels, insulated pack for cold beverages and beach chairs, were all provided. There were extra bath towels too. We would return if visiting Hawaii again. We were there on a girls trip - mom, daughter, sister (aunt). The condo fit all of our needs. The only thing lacking was a couple of tennis racquets. The manager offered to find us some- if only we had time to play, with everything else there was to do and see.
So relaxing and a super view
Angie from Carnation, WA on 05/18/2013 said:
The condo was in a great location and the view of the ocean and the sounds of the waves were super wonderful. I went to really relax from stress and it was the perfect place to do that. The condo was very clean, floor plan was superior and had everything you could need for a wonderful vacation
home from USA on 03/27/2013 said:
The condo was lovely with several small touches that were a real pleasure such as a welcome basket of local produce. The location was directly on the water with surf breaking in spectacular bursts. The unit was clean, nicely furnished and in good condition. The only problem was the dishwasher was broken. Was not a big deal.
Spacious and comfortable
Chico Clan from Chico, CA on 03/26/2013 said:
This is our favorite place to stay yet! We had plenty of room for the four of us--with two bathrooms and the spacious layout it was a perfect home away from home. The condo is very clean and nicely appointed; the washer and dryer are a really nice convenience, too. The view is beautiful and the ocean is literally outside the window--the surf can be pretty loud crashing against the lava shore below, so light sleepers may want earplugs! The resort has lush tropical landscaping and is clean, quiet and feels safe. Great place to stay if you want to relax!
Home in Paradise
Dan from Aloha, OR on 03/13/2013 said:
We really appreciated the fresh fruit and coffere basket the owners left for us in the condo. The only regret is that we didn't get to meet them at the farmers market as we arrived Sat. afternoon. The unit was beautiful as well as the view. It would have been nice to have a pizza pan in the oven. Not sure if the oven temp Is functioning correctly, but we figured it out. Ran out of garbage bags and did not know who to call. We did call Tony, but he did not call back. Other than that, the condo felt like home and we we're very comfortable there all week. Thank you.
Canyon Dave from Walnut Creek on 02/20/2013 said:
Best: location, close to golf course and beach, clean, well decorated and recently updated condo, well stocked kitchen. Least: small tv without hi def and DVR
Beautiful Condo on the Ocean
Shelley from Bellevue, WA on 01/06/2013 said:
Great spacious condo with perfect views of the ocean. Very clean, beautiful decor and can see the ocean from the kitchen, dining, living and bedrooms. Even saw dolphins out front of our unit. Loved the welcoming basket of fruits, coffee and jams. The owner is always available to assist 24/7. The lanai was so large and spanned from the living room to our bedroom. Our son loved that his bedroom overlooked the golf course. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Highly recommend this place to anyone who wishes to be on the ocean.
Wonderful place... will definitely come back here!
Teacher53 from Bend, OR on 12/08/2012 said:
We had a really awesome time in Kona and our stay at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club condo was very nice. We couldn't have asked for more. Spacious...spectacular views up the coast to Kona. Close, but not too close or too far. Very quiet. Nice and clean. It was sooo nice to have a laundry in our condo. We will definitely try to make it back here again! Thank you!
Our own piece of paradise
Lovehawaii from Edmonton on 08/31/2012 said:
We loved our two weeks here. Would recommend it to everyone. A great view, a comfortable lodgings, a quiet location, and a very helpful owner - what more do you need? The complex was quiet, clean, and beautiful. Oh, how I would love to live here!
Relaxing stay at the KKS&R; condo #5-203
Todd from Seattle on 04/30/2012 said:
Condo is in a great location. Very spacious, with a large lanai over looking the ocean. The kitchen comes well equiped, and on property there are also several gas BBQ grills to use as well. The condo owners also had boogie boards, beach towels, chairs, and even a beach umbrella. Condo owners communicated timely, and effectively. Would definitely recommend to friends and other family members.
Wonderful Condo on the Kona Coast
Bob Lieber from Littleton Colorado on 04/30/2012 said:
Wow! What a wonderful place. The lanai alone is worth the price of the rental! A very nicely appointed two bedroom which just feels like home the moment you walk in. The condo was immaculate with a well-equipped in a very nice resort very convenient to everything in the Kona area. Fall asleep with the sound of the waves, just incredible. Also worth noting is that the owner was a joy to work with and really committed to our feeling comfortable. We are already saving for our next visit. Maholo!
Beautiful condo in paradise
Scuba Dog from Westminster, CO on 03/11/2012 said:
Aloha, we really enjoyed our week in this condo. The owner provided excellent service. It was easy to make a reservation, and clear instructions and directions were emailed to us. And, there was a lovely gift basket on the counter for us when we arrived. We thought that the condo was much nicer than it showed in the photos. This is a beautiful, spacious condo in a great location right on the ocean. The Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club is a quiet and well-maintained complex. This was not our first trip to Kona but it was the first time that we stayed at the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club, and we plan to stay here again on our next trip to Kona.
Verena from Uster, Switzerland on 03/07/2012 said:
We had a great stay in this wonderful condo. It is very well equiped and it was very clean.The view from the lanai and even from the bedroom is breathtaking. We saw a whale jumping out of the water right in front of the lanai.And one morning even a large group of dolphins passed by.The grounds are very well maintained. We sure would like to come back.
Ocean Front Really Means Ocean Front
Washington Duffer from Liberty Lake, WA on 02/22/2012 said:
We rented this condo after visiting a friend who rented in the same building. Previously we had stayed at the Kanaloa in ocean front units. We were not disappointed. Much of the unit has been renovated and the furniture and decorating was very tasteful. We loved the fact that the owner had provided all the necessary beach accessories. The kitchen was much better equipped than other resort condos we've rented. While we were there the surf was so high they boarded up the lanaiis on the first floor for 2 days. You definitely want to be on the second or third floor for the view and to avoid being in a "box."
Elegantly appointed, clean, A-1 location
C&V from Vancouver, BC on 01/01/2012 said:
First class service, professional, courteous and friendly. The condo was well equiped, clean, comfortable. The location was awesome, close to shopping, snorkelling and tennis. The susnsets and the views are un-paralleled.
Lynn and Jack from Tacoma, WA on 12/22/2011 said:
This is the perfect condo! Having been members of RCI for years, this is by far the best condo we have rented. The pictures don't even do it justice! The rooms are large, bright, and comfortable. The lanai is. wonderful (and larger than it looks in the photos) and the kitchen includes every kind of utensil, small appliance, and serving and dishware you could want. There were 4 of us and the condo is set up perfectly for that number. The second bedroom looks over a beautiful golf course (not a parking lot like other buildings in the resort) and the master and living room/dining room and kitchen overlook the ocean. The master bedroom and living room are separated by sliding screens so that during the day, there is an ocean view the full width of the condo. Perfect all around. And Elizabeth is wonderful to work with. We will be back!
We just had the Perfect Vacation!
John & Mae from San Mateo, CA on 11/26/2011 said:
Unit 5-203 was fantastic. The view from the lanai is fabulous; the ocean seeming to be a few feet away. It really is only 100 feet or so away. The soft sounds of the waves are very restful. All the appointments are quite good. This was our 4th vacation to Hawaii, however, the first time on the "Big Island.â We have really fallen for the Kona area and further, couldn't ask for a better resort than The Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club. Our Condo was complete with everything necessary to make a vacation stay great. And the owner, Elizabeth , was so very accommodating and informative before our arrival. Every detail from the Kona airport to entry of the unit's front door of the unit was perfectly described.
Pleasant stay at 6-204
Martha from Union City, CA on 07/28/2013 said:
We had a pleasant and nice stay at unit 6-204. The place was clean and it had almost everything we needed for our stay. The location was good and close to many points of interest. The unit was a good size and it felt like home. The local area contact, Allen Wong, gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful in giving us suggestion on things to do and places to see.
Perfect Location / Excellent Value
Sherrie from Douglas, Alaska on 12/20/2012 said:
We enjoyed our stay in condo 6-204! The condo was clean, comfortable, and in an extremelly safe location. The kitchen was well stocked with needed items, and we were able to cook at least 2 meals everyday which saved us a lot of money. Stores are close by and have everything you need. White sandy beaches and great snorkeling are a short 5 minute walk away. Sipping Kona coffee on the lani in the morning was the perfect start to every day. I would highly recommend this unit.
Rene from Ede on 08/10/2012 said:
We stayed for only 5 nights at the Keauhou Kona Sulf club and we wishes it would be much longer. The condo has everything, nice beds, full kichen great livingroom and an ever greather lanai. The stay there was a feast.
Matteo from Milan Italy on 09/12/2011 said:
The resort is close to Kona (10 min. drive, mor o less), you have everything just around the corner, beaches (Magic Sands small but really nice), shopping centre (2 min. drive). The unit is beautiful, so spacious, very clean, comfortable with a super fully equipped kitchen, and the lanai is xxxl. Even if the unit is not oceanfront ( the ocean is behind another condo of the resort) you have a beautiful sight from the lanai, palms, flowers and golf green. We had great time! We'll be back!
Great home away from home
Christian from Arizona on 06/03/2013 said:
Overall, we loved the condo. It was very close to one of the best snorkeling spots on the island, near food, shopping, and many of the activities we ended up doing. It is essentially half-way between all the Kona-side areas of interest. Additionally, it was a welcome surprise to step into the condo and have a welcome basket sitting in the kitchen for us. One issue we did have was with regards to our arrival. We received all of the information via e-mail, however, when we arrived (very late, after an awful flight delay) the code to the lock-box was incorrect and we could not get into the condo. We called the local guy, only to find out that he was no longer servicing the condo. Eventually, we had to call the owner. Turns out, the lock-box code had been changed but was not updated on our information and obviously the local contact information had not been updated either. So, in the future, I would suggest confirming the specific numbers with the owner before getting there. Aside from this, the condo was comfortable, well stocked with pots, pans, etc. The condo looks exactly like the pictures and the resort itself is beautiful and we would come back.
Relaxing vacation with all the comforts of home!
alaskagirl from kasilof,ak on 04/05/2013 said:
We stayed in condo 6-301, an individually owned and operated unit. The pictures on the internet were accurate depictions of the lovely unit. There was a change-over of on site management immediately prior to our stay so that was a little confusing. There were a few blinds not working, poor lighting and no central aC. We knew this when we rented and there were numerous fans provided. Even so it was not comfortable during the day but we were out enjoying the island so it was a minor annoyance. The condo is beautiful with a large deck. It was thoughtfully appointed with extra towels, beach stuff laundry siap etc.Overall we were very happy with our stay!
Mike from San Rafael on 02/25/2013 said:
Spacious unit with good views front and back. Very good furnishings. Comfortable beds. Very good kitchen appliances and fully stocked with dinnerware and cookware. Very good high-efficiency washer and dryer. One bathroom showed more signs of wear, but everything functioned properly. Upon arrival we found a gift basket of organic fruits, jams and coffee. I would stay at this condo again.
We felt at home !!!
Emmanuelle from France on 10/26/2012 said:
We spent 5 wonderfull days at this condo. It is spacious, well and beautifully furnished, and the location is great. We loved the welcome basket, with delicious fruits, jam, coffee and muffins. That was a delightful attention. If we have the chance to come back to Hawaii one day, we would definetily choose this condo again!
Owtdors from Taft on 06/22/2012 said:
This condo was great and would recommend highly to all. Why? 1. Beautifully maintained quiet gated waterfront community. 2. Simple self check in. 3. Beautiful welcome basket of fruits and treats. 4. Very nicely decorated with lots of fans. 5. Lanai overlooking golf course. 6. On top (3rd)floor...nice breezes and view. 7. boogie boards, snorkel equip, beach mats, beach towels, ice chest, clothes iron, washer/dryer, beach umbrellas, reference material on island, internet...everything you need. 8. Beautiful grounds with lots flowers, birds, and geckos. Absolutely would stay here again!
Nice roomy place, great location.
TENNIS PLAYER from OAHU on 06/19/2012 said:
Roomy 2 br unit. Enclosed back bedroom with queen bed. Open master king br that can convert to 2 twin beds. Pullout couch for 2 more. Plenty towels, beddings, and furnishings; just bring food and yourself. Cool quit unit overlooking golf course. Nice spacious wrap-around patio. Parking stall close by, walk up 3 flights to get to unit. Tennis courts and pool walking distance; needed a key to get in which we didn't have, but maintenance let us in. Unit was clean, no roaches, but plenty of ants in kitchen. Well-worth the price. Would stay again.
Paradise and more!
noa from Thornill on 04/29/2012 said:
The condo was an amazing place, and much more than we expected based on the reasonable rates. We arrived to find a gift basket by the door and I told my husband that we were the ones that should have bought the gift because the place was so wonderful. Besides being a great base to see The Big Island, the condo grounds are beautiful and so upscale, and the condo itself is so huge and modern, with a wonderful wrap around lanai to sit out and enjoy the sounds of the birds and the great view of the golf course. It was the total package and I would return in a heart beat. One of the best features of this particular condo is the high ceilings, which rise to about 20 feet in some rooms. That's one of the perks of being on the third and top floor. We just had a ball, and the only regret is that we couldn't book longer because the condo was only available for 3 days while we were in the Big Island. Mahalo and aloha!!! Can't wait to go back. Noa
Great Place, Great Location
Bryan from Portland, Oregon on 04/04/2012 said:
My family stayed here for five nights, and we were very pleased. The three of us had plenty of room, and the lanai was wonderful. The furnishings were comfortable and the kitchen was well-equipped. It was quiet at night and we slept well in the beds. There was a very nice bowl of fresh fruit and coffee waiting for us on our arrival, which was most appreciated. The location was terrific, within walking distance of a terrific beach that had amazing snorkeling and great shallow areas for children to play in. It was a wonderful stay.
more than expected
Kerry from sydney australia on 03/02/2012 said:
we were given excellent directions on how to get to the condo;and how to enter the condo itself. it was well appointed the only thing lacking was a good mop & iron.Located close to a Beach, local weekly market & store for shopping.Pool area & BBQ area great & easy to find.
6 days in paradise
Missing Kona from Littleton, Colorado on 02/03/2012 said:
We have stayed at the Keauhou Surf and Racket Club before and would go back again without hesitation. Very quiet, relaxing and convenient to all the activities the Kona area has to offer.
Lissa from La Canada, CA on 01/06/2012 said:
The condo was beautiful and more then I had hoped for. The only thing we couldn't figure out was how to connect to any Wifi, which would have been nice to have instructions on the fridge or something similar :) Otherwise we were extremely comfortable and loved every minute of our stay.
Much more than we had expected!
Alaska Mom from Kodiak, Alaska on 12/10/2011 said:
The pictures don't do it justice. So peaceful and roomy my family. We had a blast and alan was very helpful if you needed anything. Go and check it out and have a good time.
Awesome Condo, great location
Andrea from Heidelberg, Germany on 12/03/2011 said:
This was my first visit to Hawaii. Condo was exactly as shown on the website. Awesome place with loads of space, fully equipped kitchen in a nice resort. Really loved the lanai. It is close to Keauhou Beach for great snorkeling, Shopping Center nearby. Snorkeling and beach equipment is available, probably my favorite part.
Good value for money. Great location!
Jill from Gatineau on 11/17/2011 said:
We stayed at Condo 6-301 in November 2011. At $89/night this was good value for money. Its conveniently located next to a shopping centre. Next door is a golf course. The unit has a very large, nice balcony looking out on immaculately landscaped grounds complete with ancient Hawaiian ruins. Armchair archeologists ... take note! As well, there is a charming little black sand beach (with more ancient ruins) between the Racquet Club and the Outrigger next door, complete with two chairs under a tree for weary beachcombers! We found the petroglyphs which are chipped into the lava rock ledge just off shore. Next door is the Outrigger Hotel. At the Outrigger Verandah Lounge the drinks are cheap ($4-$5) during the daily happy hour 4-6 pm. As well the Verandah Lounge is a nice place to watch the sunset and at night the hotel lights up the adjacent tidal pool so that you can see the fish swimming around, all while you are sitting in comfy chairs with a $5 mai-tai in your hand. Now that's my kind of snorkling! The unit had no air conditioning, but in November we did not need it. The unit needs some minor renovations such as new carpet (or a carpet shampoo), but otherwise it was fine. And there was a noisy chirping gecko that woke us occassionally in the night, but we didn't care because we didn't have to work the next morning. And it is on the third floor with no elevator, but our legs work fine so this was not a problem for us. Overall, good value for money! We would stay there again.
Idaho Folk. from salmon, Idaho on 04/23/2011 said:
Bldg-6-301, was by far the nicest condo rental we have had yet. Clean, well kept, and everything you see on the promotion was honest. From the hand made goodies, and fruit basket found upon arrival. To the shuttle service to your door. This is a great value w/ extreme tropical class and beauty. hats of to Elisabeth, job well done. of course we will be back. mahalo, Bill
Lovely Condo - Perfect Location
Joli from Waukesha, WI on 02/07/2011 said:
This condo is very well maintained and the owners made sure we had everything we needed. Best condo we have ever stayed in. Hope to return!!!
Quiet and well equipped with a great lanai
GP Family from Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada on 02/04/2011 said:
The unit is large and very well equipped with a well stocked kitchen and lots of beach ware. A nice view across the golf course from the large lanai which was a great place to read in the afternoon. The unit comfortably slept our family of four without any use of the sofa bed. The beds were good and although there was no a/C there was no issue with temperature because of all the windows. The kids appreciated having their own twin size beds and bathroom. If there was one opportunity for improvement I would say that the unit needs a good cleaning/inspection. I'm sure some parts of the unit were cleaner when we left than when we arrived. We even changed a few light bulbs. The dishwasher was also not great which may have been why we had to hand wash dishes when we first arrived. This was our first experience with a vacation rental and it worked out very well for us.
Excellent option for families from Vancouver, BC on 01/17/2011 said:
We enjoyed our stay. We appreciated having the beach gear available. Have already recommended to others.
A. Anderson from Nova Scotia, Canada on 12/31/2010 said:
My family really enjoyed our stay. The condo was quiet, comfortable, clean, and very close to shopping and beaches. Instructions about entering and leaving the condo were clear and simple. After a long journey it was nice to walk in and relax. The welcome basket, beach towels and boogie boards were greatly appreciated. Our stay was great - there were no unpleasant surprises. I would recommend this rental without hesitation.
Comfort base to explore from.
HappyJohnson from Seattle Wa on 12/27/2010 said:
The beds were great. The kitchen well appointed , the lanai was huge and great for reading and relaxing and the location was easy for all our exploring, hiking, snorkeling and adventure!
Staying in paradise
Kay & Mike from Monterey, California on 03/24/2010 said:
This is the second time we have stayed in this condo. It feels like coming home. They always have a complimentary gift basket waiting for us. We didn't have to go to the store when we got in late at night. They had fruit, giant muffins, jams & coffee. The place is clean, quiet & well equippped. They have everything you need to go to the beach, picnic, snorkle, buggy boards, & a guide book for touring. Thanks for a wonderful time! Aloha! Till we meet again!
Beautiful apartment, good base to explore Big Island
Worldtraveller from BC, Canada on 02/24/2010 said:
The apartment fulfilled all our expectations. Beautiful view, big windows, nice furniture, clean! There is no beach on the property. The pool is not too attractive. With a car most attractions are in reach. Kailua Kona is a very busy town, but the apartment is beautiful and relaxing. The apartment was a good base for us to explore the Island. We drove up to Manuna Loa for the sunset, which was great. Most impressive was the Manta Dive with Kona Honu Divers. The helicopter ride with Paradise Helicopters over the Volcano out of Hilo was great too (have the doors removed!). Bubba Gump is the place for diner in Kailua. Whalewatching is a must too (between Jan. and April).
nice theme to the apartment home
fr hilo, hawaii from hilo, hawaii on 06/05/2009 said:
the apartment home has a beach theme, nice poster pictures of hawaii's past. the wrap around lanai is a great feature. it's on the 3rd floor which is ok with me, cooler air breeze. quick walk to the golf course and ocean front. i would stay at this apartment home again. p.s. only wish is that a bbq grill be allowed on this great wrap around lanai.
vonya from bethel, ct on 05/03/2009 said:
this condo is well situated and equipped for our purposes. We appreciate the beach equipment and lovely decor. A third trip will hopefully be in our future.
Most wonderful holiday apartment
The Withers Family from Abingdon-United Kingdom on 04/23/2009 said:
We had the most wonderful holiday at Keauhou Surf and Raquet club in Kona Big Island Hawai.The apartment was most probably one of the most beautiful and well furnished holiday accomodations we have ever stayed at-(and we have very high standards and we are a well travelled family).The quality of accomodation is outstanding and includes everything you need for a great time on the island-including body boards and guide books. There was lots to do on the Island and our canoeing trip to Captain Cook's monument will remain one of the most memorable experiences ever. We can highly recommend this apartment and would like to thank the owners again for making this apartment such a wonderful place to stay. The Withers Family-United Kingdom
Cozy top floor.
MangoPanda from Eugene, OR on 04/23/2009 said:
We had a great week on Big Island. Thanks to this condo's location, easy to shop, eat and walk to snorkeling beach! It is a clean and cozy top floor condo. We would go back if we can:-)
Perfect vacation spot
jane from Alexandria, VA on 04/23/2009 said:
We had a wonderful stay at Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club in condo 6-301 and would definitely recommend it to others. The location was perfect for us -- quiet, near the ocean, and walking distance to restaurants and shops. It was easy to take day trips north, south and east to see a number of attractions on the Big Island. The condo was clean, comfortable and well-stocked with all the items we would need to make our vacation complete. We were pleasantly surprised by all the beach items which we couldn't easily bring ourselves -- a beach umbrella, tons of towels, boogey boards, snorkeling gear, etc. We really enjoyed the lanai, and ate all our meals there. This is a perfect place to vacation.
Perfect for us
heatherp from Costa Mesa, CA on 04/13/2009 said:
For our first trip to the Big Island, this condo was perfect for us and our two teenage girls. The place was freshly remodeled and very new and tidy. It was very tastefully decorated with fun colors and decorations... we loved it! It had a great lanai where we ate many meals overlooking the golf course, green landscape and our small view of the ocean. It came equiped with many useful necessities such as a beach umbrella, towels and chairs. It was also great to have the washer/dryer in the unit. The only downfall was it was on the 3rd floor, which was a bit of a challenge hauling our stuff up and down each day, but it did make for some nice views. It was also very hot when we arrived, but opening all the windows and using the many fans quickly made it perfectly comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.
Kay & Mike from Monterey, CA on 04/03/2009 said:
What a lovely condo. Light & airy & very quiet & clean. We lived on the lanai! Easy to get to, close to the ocean, shopping, golf. The only problem we had was the water heater kept going out in the middle of showers, but I'm sure they have that fixed by now. We would stay there again & recommend it. Nice people to rent from.
aloha from Keaau, Hi on 04/03/2009 said:
Was okay, needs to be upgraded for the price.
Roxanne Stewart from Juneau, Alaska on 04/03/2009 said:
We have stayed in units at the Keauhou Surf and Racquet before. The condos are in a nice location, within walking distance to shopping, wonderful snorkeling and golf. There is only one pool and I think with the number of units, there should be two or more.
wonderful condo rental
Barbara from Lincoln, Wa on 04/02/2009 said:
My daughters and I were very pleased with the condo we rented. It was "move in" ready. There was even some snorkeling gear! The location was not difficult to find from the airport, and was convenient for day trips and going to downtown Kona by car. Grocery store and res- taurant were in walking distance. The resort is well cared for and is gated. We had a great time and would rent the condo again.
Antoine from FRANCE on 10/21/2013 said:
The staff is very nice. The accommodation is clean, spacious. A beautiful beach at 5 minutes. A swimming pool and tennis courts at arrangement. We liked the peace and the beauty of the place.
home from USA on 03/22/2013 said:
Although the resort as a whole is very nice this unit is in need of better cleaning and some updating. There was an issue with bugs and there were obvious food particles left on the floor when we arrived. Cabinets were sticky to touch and had visible dirt. Food was left in the refrigerator and the shelves were dirty. I was OK with the unit needing updating because the price was lower than other units but the poor cleaning was not OK.
We are terribly sorry for your poor experience, immediately after your stay we hired both a new local manager and cleaning crew with the intent of preventing issues like these. We regret not making the transition sooner, there is no excuse for a dirty condo, and I'm sure your stay would have been greatly improved by the new staff. Please contact us directly so that we can make amends for your inconvenience.
Because we want our guests to choose us with confidence, we are also adopting the proactive policy of making contact to verify satisfaction after arrival.
Mahalo for your feedback.
John & Lisa, Owners, Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club, Condo 7-102
All the comforts of home in a wonderful resort.
Celine from Elgin, IL on 03/04/2013 said:
In 17 years of renting in the Keauhou area, with several stays at the Surf & Racquet, this was the most well equipted condo I have ever seen. From the kitchen equipment to the linens to the water/beach toys we found everything we needed to make our stay perfect. Thank you.
Great backyard view!
wr from puyallup, wa on 10/30/2012 said:
Quiet location, great backyard, close to really good snorkelling beach. Condo stocked with everything you need and had great extras for beach/snorkelling!
Good value for the cost
CH from oregon from portland, oregon on 07/01/2012 said:
The condo was very clean, very quiet all hours of the day, and a safe location to meander at night. Perhaps the only drawbacks was mold around one shower curtain(whole family has mold allergies), one shower with a very low flow water pressure, and a lumpy queensize bed.
Derek from Evergreen Co. on 06/19/2012 said:
Quiet and comfortable. My kid says it's awesome!!! We saw several turtles in the tide pools and on the beach.
Home away from Home!
Eric S from Keaau on 06/01/2012 said:
We felt so comfortable and welcomed as soon as we walked through the door. Well kept and fully stocked with everything you need but the food itself. Located beautifully by BBQ, pool, tennis, volleyball and a great yard area. Shopping a 2 min drive away.
Excellent, Fun, Great Location, and Relaxing!!!
Jeff from Seattle on 04/28/2012 said:
The condo was great. It was clean and super easy to find.It was just south of the main strip which was great for us. It was close to the main highway just south so you could head towards the airport or head to the volcano. The size was excellent and the patio was pretty big out back with two outdoor table sets. It was an easy walk across the parking lot to the rocks to watch the sunsets every night which were beautiful. There was a little path to walk down and a picnic table. The kitchen was great to have and they had most everything you would need for cups, pans, ect. There was plenty of towels/beach towels, and other items. There was some beach stuff like chairs, umbrella, water toys, coolers, ect. Everything that we used worked including the internet and the new flat screen TV in the living room. There was plenty of seating and dining chairs/bar chairs. There was no a/C which I was worried at first. However with the fans and screens open it was just right. At night wasn't bad either and it cooled off perfect. The beach just north of the condo which is like a 5 minute walk or short drive was an awesome snorkeling spot. Not really a "beach" but there was some sand to sit if you get there early in the morning. We snorkled a few different places and that place by far had the most fish I've ever seen. It was nice having it so close!!! The white sand beach in Kona was really small and packed... Definatley would recommend the drive to Hapuna Beach or Spencer Beach to the north. The beaches were a lot bigger and less crowded. They all had bathrooms, ect. We would definatley stay there again. The other residents and vacationers were super nice. You even have the best parking spot!! The landscaping was always kept up and pretty. Thanks!!!
An awesome 2 weeks!!!
Brenda Ibarra from Kailua kona on 03/18/2012 said:
My family and I enjoyed our 2 week stay immensely and when we come back home to visit Hawaii we would Definately stay in this condo again! It was clean and comfortable and minutes away from shops and restaurants and everyone at the complex was very friendly. We had such a relaxing time it's part of some great memories thank you! The Ibarra Ohana
Comfortable condo, but needs some attention
Jack & Karen from Tucson, AZ on 02/26/2012 said:
This condo was clean, well equipped, and conveniently located, but could use some attention to get four stars. Being on the first floor was convenient and allows one to step off the lanai onto the grass lawn for a stroll. The kitchen was very well equipped; the living room had comfortable chairs (one a recliner),sofas, reading lamps, etc. The TV, while dated, provided a good picture and most channels that you might want. The outside storage closet provided lots of beach/snorkling equipment that we used at a nearby beach. The lanai chairs and tables seemed new and were very comfortable. The fans in each room/area all used varible speed remotes controllers. The less favorable items included a lack of in-unit Wifi. We started by piggybacking onto a nearby unsecured signal, but it was weak and unreliable. The property manager suggested we connect with the internet via an ethernet cable attached to the modem. This worked but, of course, we were tethered to a six foot cable. The unit had a corded landline telephone and two remote units, but the remotes didn't work and the property manager did not get them working during our time in the unit (Feb 1-22, 2012). During our stay the ceiling light in the dining area and the master BR burned out. These were special bulbs and the property manager was not able to replace them while we were there. The bath rooms had a single sink and very weak shower pressure/volume. The bath rooms could use updating and a new coat of paint.
A Wonderful Place to Stay
Lynn from SAN LUIS OBISPO on 01/15/2012 said:
We were so pleasantly surprised at our arrival. The condo is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything that you need in a home away from home.We didn't have a car for the first few days and made the walk to the shopping center which isn't for the faint of heart!Coming back is great though(downhill!)This is a well maintained and quiet facility.The pool was beautiful and the water was refreshing(another word for cold!)All in all a great place and the bbq area we used several times where we met some of the other folks staying there.
Excellent Value for an Outstanding Condo and Service!
OceanLUVR from Santa Rosa, CA on 08/11/2011 said:
We were really impressed with such an outstanding condo that is very clean and well-equipped with everything we needed to feel like home away from home. What we paid for a beautiful 2 bedrooms/2 baths condo with such a generous space was remarkable! First of all, the booking process through alohacondos.com was very smooth. We had made a special request for an early check-in since we were arriving early that day from another island, and was promptly contacted by a 'local contact' named alan, who helped the owners managed their property, etc. He told us that he would get the place ready (3 hours before the actual check-in time) and that it would 'be no problem at all.' When we got there, everything went as we expected. The condo was move-in ready and in great condition. We saw a fruit/cookie basket that greeted us at the dining table as we walked in. The only problem that we noticed upon arrival was that a part of the faucet at kitchen sink has broken off. We do use the kitchen a lot, and kitchen without a faucet is a great inconvenience for us. After leaving a message for alan (local contact) as well as the owners, we got a response back from alan the same day. He was very apologetic and quickly offered to come and fix the faucet the next morning. Next day came, Alan was very prompt and showed up exactly the same time we told him to come. He tried his best to fix the problem and ended up replacing the whole faucet, which was not an easy job. In a few hours, it was in a working condition again. The owner, Lisa, also texted us the next day, and followed up with alan as well. In addition, Alan was also able to give us tips on good beaches to go to and snorkeling sites. Thus, the overall service we received, was very impressive!