950 sq. ft. | 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Occupancy 6
Keep an eye out for all activity on the water—fishing boats, kayakers, outrigger teams practicing, pods of spinner dolphins and, in the winter, Humpback whales.
- Full Kitchen with ocean view
- Walk-out lanai
- Ocean View
- Oceanfront Resort
- Air Conditioning — Optional Main Floor Only
- Kitchen - Full
- Laundry - In Unit
- Pool - Shared
- Parking - Free
- Golfing Nearby
- Surfing - Nearby
- Tennis Courts (4)
- Snorkeling - 1 Min Walk
- Restaurant - 1 Min Walk
- Beach - 1 Min Walk
- King Bed
- Twin/Single Bed (2)
- Sofa Bed — Queen
- Internet - Wireless [Free]
- Free Long Distance
- Keep an eye out for all activity on the water—fishing boats, kayakers, outrigger teams practicing, pods of spinner dolphins and, in the winter, Humpback whales.
- Look out over the grassy lawn that previews the tropical shrubbery where your own path to the beach (with orange hibiscus flowers on each side) is only a few steps away. The beach is an oasis to put on reef walker shoes and explore the home of Hawaiian sea turtles or to spread out beach chairs or mats and share some first-class beach time with those you love. All sorts of tropical birds are attracted to the lush tropical growth in our location and will often wait for a treat just off the lanai.
- Enjoy your oceanfront location with seating for four at a large dining table with glass top in the shade of your covered lanai with overhead ceiling fan. Stretch out on the lounge if you are trying to add to that summer tan. Have a morning cup of Kona coffee with your breakfast that can be handed via a pass through window from the kitchen or in the evening; have a BBQ or your own prepared gourmet dinner with an incredible sunset for your backdrop. There is no better location in any restaurant in Kona.
- Upon entering the front door to Townhome 2, you will find your keys on the dolphin rack for your daily use. Just beyond is a teak entry table with artwork and beyond the living room. A custom-made sectional sofa with wicker base wraps around two walls one a mirrored wall that reflects the lanai, tropical growth and ocean just beyond. A woven high back chair is adjacent to the sofa with small table. A 32" TV with cable, DVD and VCR are available for your viewing pleasure as well as a modem and router for your free Internet connections. You'll have a phone and answering machine for your use with free local phone calls for the Big Island. A six foot slider leads you to the lanai with table and chairs, while the dining area with seating for four and kitchen are adjacent.
- You have several dining options for townhouse 2 at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club. You can enjoy seating for four at the table in the dining area adjacent to the living room or meals with seating for four at the dining table on the lanai . Both locations have ceiling fans.
- The kitchen comes complete with Corian counters and cabinets with brass turtle knobs.a large refrigerator with ice maker/water in the door, ceramic stovetop and oven and microwave. The kitchen is fully equipped with coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, blender, rice cooker, crock pot and waffle maker. There are lots of tropical dishes, glasses, mugs, plastic ware, serving platters, cookware and bakeware. A full set of cookware is also available for your use. Open the freezer and find frozen mugs awaiting your favorite beverage! You'll also find the washer/dryer conveniently located here conveniently.
- A carpeted stairway with railing leads you to the two upstairs bedrooms and master bathroom with no one overhead. You only hear the waves!
- Sleep to the sound of the waves on your comfortable Indonesian scrolled Teak king-size bed set in the master bedroom. The ceiling fan as well as ocean breezes through the floor to ceiling louvered windows will keep you comfortable in even the Summer weather You'll have lots of space for your things in the 9 drawer matching teak dresser and two drawer side table. Also included is a large closet that contains a safe and library of books. Enjoy the TV/DVD for your use as well as a convenient phone. You'll also have a full closet and alarm clock/cassette player. Hawaiian artwork with scenes of the island, hula dancers, and a Hawaiian girl decorate the walls, while beautiful 18 inch porcelain tile sets off the whole interior with area rug.
- Unique teak sleigh twin beds adorn the second bedroom complete with beautiful garden view. Another couple or your children will enjoy having a TV/DVD for their viewing. Plentiful and relaxing artwork, reflective of Hawaiian heritage, decorates the walls, and beautiful 18 inch porcelain tile sets off the whole interior. Plentiful drawer space is available along with a large closet with vacuum cleaner.
- On the entry ground level is the all tiled second bathroom with cabinets, toilet and shower with garden view. You will also find the artwork of a Big Island artist. There is a wall-mounted hair dryer added for your convenience.
- Located on its own idyllic palm-fringed cove that you imagine in your dreams, beachfront Townhouse # 2 at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is one of less than a dozen beachfront condos available in the entire Kailua-Kona area. Only five townhomes at Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club are "on the beach" and ours has its own pathway for your ease of access.
- We are adjacent to one of the best snorkeling beaches in the islands, Kahalu'u Beach Park which if you are energetic is only a walk down our beach and across Keauhou Beach Hotel grounds to reach a day of fun. Easier and quicker is to grab your gear and maybe some drinks and snacks and take your car to Kahalu'u. You can be swimming among multi-colored fish in just a few minutes. Green Sea Turtles even make a habit of munching on the rocks in the cove right in front of your condo just steps from your entry...bring your camera. If you have or buy an underwater camera it will come in handy also!
- Just up the hill is a large shopping center complete with grocery store, Long's Drugs, bank, and many shops as well as restaurants ranging from pizza and burgers to sushi or Thai.
- Kona town is only about a 10 minute drive down Alii Drive adjacent to the ocean. It offers many more shops and good restaurants as well as its renowned pier that is the scene for the Ironman Triathlon as well as Marlin fishing tournaments.
Reviewed by A TripAdvisor Member
My father, two brothers and myself came here for four days, and we had a great time at the house! The location was beautiful - right by your own private beach. It was such a nice experience to fall asleep with the sound of the ocean from just outside the window. And the sunset from the house was absolutely beautiful. Besides being located in a nice and quiet area, it was still just a short drive away from Kailua-Kona, with several restaurants and more people if you wanted to go there for a night. The booking itself was easy, and I received good and quick answers to all my questions in advance. Also, I got a lot of information and instructions before arrival, which made it very easy to find the way to the house. I would really like to come back one day! Such a nice trip, and very good housing.
Best trip EVER!!!!
Reviewed by Rick G
My wife and I were the fortunate guests from September 18th through the 28th, 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our visit. From the early morning Kona coffee and breakfast on the lanai, (where honu greeted us from only about 50 feet away, clearly visible in the crystal waters of the bay) to the enchanted sunsets we experienced, it was truly unforgettable. I celebrated my birthday while here and could not have wished for anything to be better! The townhome is well appointed, comfortably furnished and even very well equipped with all that one needs for the beach! (the umbrella was a huge plus for the wife!) The water gear includes boogie boards, fins and masks enough to fit most anyone and the calm days were the best snorkeling imaginable, right in the âbackyardâ. At dusk one evening an eagle ray came into the bay and hunted for 15-20 minutes, splashing as it winged its way throughâ¦what a treat! Myriad types of fish are visible from the shore and are very plentiful, as are the beloved honu! The proximity to the local market, along with the fine selection of fish and produce available at the farmerâs market, makes it a pleasure to cook hereâ¦ and the kitchen has EVERYTHING you can imagine, including oil for cooking and filters for the coffee maker. In short, if you are considering a trip to the Big Island, do yourself a favor and stay in this piece of Paradise! We will be back!
Perfect location for fun and peace
Reviewed by A TripAdvisor Member
My family loved staying in this townhome. The home itself has everything you need to enjoy your stay and it's clear the owners have a personal stake in it. This is not an impersonal hotel room--we really felt At Home. The sound of waves crashing lulled us to sleep. It's not a great beach for swimming, but we saw turtles and dolphins--so cool! We enjoyed driving to secluded beaches for the day and returning to "our" home. A shopping center just up the hill is great for food, drugstore items, a cinema for the odd rainy day and a couple of surprisingly good restaurants. My husband and 2 teenaged boys and I just loved this place. If we come back to Kona, we would definitely want to stay here again.
Ideal location at a very affordable price
Reviewed by A TripAdvisor Member
We have been to the Big Island numerous times before and feel this condo was a great little gem we discovered. We have never stayed twice in the same place but we would definitely stay here again. I loved the view of the ocean from the condo and our own little path to a 'private' beach that even included turtles --my 11 year old enjoyed exploring it every morning and evening. The view from the master bedroom upstairs was amazing also. The condo was well equipped and thoughtfully appointed. Definitely felt more like a home than a rental. Also, we really enjoy staying in this location--close to Kona town and restaurants but very quiet and private. In my opinion, the perfect location. The pool is totally fine but nothing spectacular. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention how wonderful Lyn (the owner) was. We booked this condo at the very last minute and they already had painters scheduled to paint the condo. I complained that I wouldn't like it and she worked extremely hard to make sure we weren't bothered by them. We weren't. She was patient, kind and tireless in her efforts to make us happy...and she succeeded brilliantly.
Reviewed by chuck
We loved the place and will never do a hotel again because of it.
Reviewed by Harry & Jackie
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
Reviewed by paradise found
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
Reviewed by PSG
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!
Reviewed by Puanani
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.
Reviewed by Stefani
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!
Reviewed by Babs
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
Reviewed by Christine
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!
Reviewed by Rhonda
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
Reviewed by Kellie
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
Reviewed by Surf and sun
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
Reviewed by Tom
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
Reviewed by Yelena B
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.
Reviewed by Burning Rio
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
Reviewed by debbiemon
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
Reviewed by anonymous
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
Reviewed by doc
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
Reviewed by olga Soboleva
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!
Reviewed by Shannon Spence
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
Reviewed by R.Wilson
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
Reviewed by Linda
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.
Reviewed by Mary
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!
Reviewed by The Dehazes, Oregon
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.
Reviewed by Jeff and Leslie
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.
Reviewed by Linda M
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
Reviewed by Ma Load Ha
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
Reviewed by Kyle F
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
Reviewed by RW from Minnesota
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
Reviewed by mtd
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
Reviewed by Nic
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
Reviewed by Eddy
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
Reviewed by Annette Mc
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
Reviewed by Karen Silberman
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.
Reviewed by Maya/NYC
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.
Reviewed by JLJackman
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.
Best location imaginable!
Reviewed by mirrorgrinder
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!
Reviewed by Michael Wong
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
Reviewed by Pufahl
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!!
Reviewed by Alex Conti
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
Reviewed by wendyincolorado
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!
Reviewed by Steve
Great place, on the ocean, quiet except for the waves.
Best place on Kona
Reviewed by Hans
Close to everything, except the beach and above all -it hardly ever rains during the rainy season.
Sunsets in paradise
Reviewed by joanne z
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!
Townhouse #2 - Excellent!
Reviewed by frank
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.
Beautiful and Well Equipped Kona Property
Reviewed by SSSteve
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
Reviewed by bddowell
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.
Perfect Vacation Spot
Reviewed by Michelle
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.