1200 sq. ft. | 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 7
Ground floor condo sandwiched between a spectacular ocean view and an 36-hole golf course. Modern up to date condo with a full kitchen, entertainment electronics and ceiling fans in every room. The condo is situated in the beautifully landscaped gated Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club with full access to a large swimming pool, tennis courts, ancient Hawaiian ruins, a guest pavilion, a volleyball court and several BBQ areas.
- Ocean View
- Golf Course Front
- Golf Course View
- Oceanfront Resort
- Kitchen - Full — inclluding new ceramic top range
- Laundry - In Unit — new large capacity washer and dryer
- Pool - Shared
- Parking - Free
- Entry Level - No Stairs
- Bedroom on Ground Floor
- Golfing Nearby
- Surfing - Nearby
- Tennis Courts (3)
- Beach - 1 Min Walk
- Free Local Calls
- Internet - Wireless [Free]
- King Bed
- Queen Bed
- Twin/Single Bed
- Convertible Bed — queen size
- Crib — crib and high chair
Beautiful ocean front condo with views of the ocean and sunsets every night. Lush tropical vegetation can be enjoyed through out the Surf and Racquet club complex as well as in front of the condo and from the second bedroom looking toward the golf course. Looking to the right from the Lanai affords views of Kailua-Kona and the ever present cruise ships in the distance for both day and night time enjoyment. Cruise ships, fishing boats, whales, dophins and other sea life can easily be viewed from the lanai using the condo spotting scope.
Large lanai equipped with 2 wheeled lounge chairs, a large glass top table and 6 rocking chairs. Great place for meals or just enjoying the ocean view and spectacular sunsets. Keep cool while viewing the ocean & coast with the lanai fan.
Large sofa with a comfortable queen size pullout bed. Coffee table with a big Island guidebook, 2 remotes for the 32-inch flat screen TV and the Blu-Ray/DVD player, and books illustrating Hawaiian Island birds, fish, trees & shrubs and the Big Island. Pull out Shoji screens that separate the living from the master bedroom. Also, there is a easy to use newly installed bamboo blinds separating the living and master bedroom from the exterior lanai.
Wicker glass top dining table and four chairs. Near the north wall is a rattan table with playing cards, board games and a new old time style functioning AM/Fm radio, CD player, record player and tape player combination unit. Glass top end table with vase and flowers. A night light/art display tiffany fish lamp on a glass top table.
A fully equipped modern kitchen. Modern hand sprayer faucet and a water filter faucet. Many appliances including: microwave, a new ceramic top 4 burner range and oven, frig with ice maker, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffee maker and grinder, rice cooker, toaster, can opener, blender. Spice rack, wine glasses and a full set of utensils, plates, bowls, glasses, cups, cooking ware, silverware, BBQ ware and just about anything needed to cook any meal.
Large room with an ocean view. King size bed with a comfortable temperpedic style mattress and down pillows. Coordinated teak bedroom set including headboard, 2 end tables, a large 6-drawer dresser with a mirror, pedestal with flowers and 2 aloha end table lamps. Roll out functioning TV is available in the second bedroom closet. Cable and power cord are attached to the TV and can be hooked up at the space between the master bedroom and living room. AM/FM clock radio on the night stand and a remote controlled AM/FM CD player on an end table. Master bedroom closet contains various bedding, pillows, an iron and ironing board and 2 step ladders.
Large bathroom with laundry closet. Shower with a hand sprayer and a fixed wall shower. Both showerheads are adjustable from normal to massage settings. Ceiling fan/light for use when showering and using the laundry. Bright decorative wall light over sink.
Large room with a view of lush tropical vegetation and one of the fairways of the 36-hole golf course in the background. One queen size and one twin bed. Two end tables with coordinated bamboo lamps and an AM/FM clock radio with an iPOD docking station. AM/FM clock radio with a CD player and remote. A 27-inch TV with a combo DVD/VHS player with several VHS movies. Large closet has storage shelves, clothes hangers, vacuum cleaner, mop, broom and dust pan (cleaning tools may also be found in the hot water heater closet). The TV in closet can be used in the master bedroom. Also you will find recreational equipment including 4 beach chairs, beach umbrella, 2 tennis rackets and balls, snorkeling masks with breathing tubes & flippers, 2 Bogie boards and a large and a small cooler.
Full bathroom with a combination tub/shower
Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet club (KKRSC) Building 5-103. 78-6800 Alii Dr. Kailua-Kona. Hawaii, 96740. Condo phone number is: 808-322-3341 (local calls only) KKSRC is located about 5 miles south of the town of Kailua-Kona on the big Island (Hawaii)
- Full Size Washer and Dryer
Linen & Utility Closet
Linen closet is located in the hallway. Contains beach towels, bedding, different size towels, wash clothes Plastic cabinets at the bottom of the linen closet contain office supplies, envelopes, note pads etc. Manuals for all the condo appliances and electronics can be found in a plastic container near the bottom of the linen closet.
Reviewed by Jeanette Stevenson
A dream location. Very private, and very quiet. Views spectacular! What impressed me was the cleanliness of the unit. The furnishings very tropical and comfortable. Well stocked with all you need to make it a super,relaxing vacation. I had the second bedroom which was very private and worked for me. Two things bothered me. A handheld shower would be ideal. The one in there now is not very good. The other is the drapery doesn't completely close, and I read in bed and felt I was on display as people walked by at night. Having all the ceiling fans,and the standing ones made for a very comfortable stay. We had nice Tradewinds every day. No AC required. My daughter used the pool daily,and enjoyed the walk thru the beautiful grounds. The grounds were impeccably kept and the staff very friendly. Away from the hustle and bustle of town was a plus. Thank you for a great experience!
Can't get much closer to ocean
Reviewed by Joyce
If you love falling asleep to sounds of the ocean, or just staring at waves crashing on rocks, this is the place! Condo 5-103 at Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club has ground floor access, free parking (even for guests), and lots of BBQ areas. Keauhou is a quiet area but not too far from Kona town. You enter from golf course side to a spacious, well-equipped kitchen/dining/living room, two bedrooms separated by two bathrooms & hallway so you have privacy. Love the gift basket with local fruits, jellies, coffee. Lots of ceiling fans to keep the breezes going (not a problem during our stay but good to know, as Kona can get muggy). The condo was clean, beds and couch all comfortable for relaxing & sleeping. Could use some new towels but not a huge deal for us. We didn't use the TV--not with that compelling ocean view!--so can't comment. The local contact, Ted, came right over when we discovered a leak in the kitchen and, although we were without water for a couple of days, he got it fixed asap and was very diligent. The ocean pathway shown in pictures has been washed out, so it's a difficult walk to beach, but short drive for good, safe swimming/snorkeling at Kahalu'u Beach. There are coolers & plenty water play equipment but if you need prescription or better stuff, you can rent from Miller's on Ali'i Drive. Favorite activities this trip: whale watching from the lanai, farmers' markets, snorkeling at Honaunau, kayaking at Kealakekua Bay (Ehu & Kai were great), and Lava Boat tour. If Pele is active, DO IT.
Reviewed by Daniel
The condo was very clean. Although it is a older unit it was very well maintained. The location was easy to get into and out of. Location is close to shopping, restaurants and sites. The unit was well equipped with all of the conveniences of home. If we return to Kona I would not hesitate to stay here again. I whole recommend the condo.
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Reviewed by Louise & Patty Doolittle
Condo was clean and comfortable. Access was as detailed in email. Good to have Ted available if needed. Had an issue with broken shower to bath lever. Broke off in my mom's hand when she took a shower. Needs to be fixed. Location was good, decore was fine, beds very comfortable. Condo was a long walk from parking for my mom. Welcome Basket of fruit & coffee VERY thoughtful. We even visited the farmer's market that weekend. Lovely stay. We'd stay again!
Thanks for your positive review. However I would like to clarify about the tub spout problem that you mentioned. Sometimes things need servicing in the best of lodgings and that’s why we have a local Contact person to take care of them. He did replace the tub shower spout (includes the diverter valve) as soon as he could.
I’d like to add that the shower handles, tub spout, drain etc were replaced about 3 years ago and haven’t shown any signs of wear or problems lately as observed by my cleaning person, myself and contact person. Otherwise we take great care to replace or repair any of these items to keep as high standards as possible.
Aloha, Kim Spitze Owner/Manager
Reviewed by James
My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. The facility was great. Privacy was great. The place was quiet, except for the sound of the surf - that's a good thing! Access to things to do (snorkeling, walking, Kona, farmers' markets, shopping mall, watching the Pacific from our lanai, etc...) was great. We were pleasantly surprised by the local produce gift basket - which helped get us to the farmer's market at the mall on Saturday morning. The stay was good enough to warrant serious consideration for another stay in this condo.
Fantastic Oean Views
Reviewed by Roger
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed over 4 weeks at this oceanfront condo. The ground floor location was very convenient, since we usually had our arms full when we left on daily trips or excursions around the Big Island, then returned later in the day with even more packages, groceries or other purchases. We found ourselves on the lanai every evening, watching thecolorful sunsets, many times with sailboats and/or dolphins in the foreground. Most days commenced with breakfast and coffee on the lanai; the view is quite relaxing and a great way to start a day. The location of the condo complex on the dry, sunny side of the island is convenient for sightseeing, snorkeling, hanging out at the various beaches or driving to the other side of the island (we drove to the Volcanoes National Park, Hilo and beyond multipletimes). We hope to return to the Big sland in the future and to rent this condo again.
Reviewed by Blake
The four of us enjoyed out week in the condo on the surf at Kona. It was a time of just sitting around and reading and enjoying the world just as it is. Sun or rain, it didn't matter. The surrounding met our needs for peace and quiet. One person read 20 plus books on his kindle; one person met face to face with a monk seal while sitting in the sand a sun at the beach. Another enjoyed walking every morning before the sun got too warm. And the four person read a three inch book on the man of the 20th Century, Churchill. The only thing that could have been better was a night of big waves to crash on the rocks outside and shake the condo. Thanks and hope to see you next year.
Wonderful location and views.
Reviewed by Christian and Robin
What a fun place to stay. The views were great and the and the grounds were wonderful to explore. We found 2 blow holes that we didn't know were there. Got great photos and videos.The Keahou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is in a very good location. Kailua Kona is just a short drive and the KTA (grocery store) is only about a quarter mile up the street. We had a wonderful time here and would recommend it to any who want to be away from the tourist crowds, but still close enough to enjoy Kailua. Thank you Kim for sharing your home with us.We will never go the "Resort" route again. This was our first time renting this way and we were pleasantly surprised with the results.
Sincerely,Chris and Robin
Nice place, killer views
Reviewed by Claudia
We liked the Condo with it's private location, the great view and the grounds with the beautiful landscaping. I am embarrassed to say that I had to have Hank help me turn on the TV in the front room but neither of us were successful in making the bedroom TV work. Could not locate any extra toilet paper in the condo so bought some rolls at the local store. The weather was very hot and humid during our visit alternating with pouring rain, quite the adventure.
The cleaning person always leaves extra toilet rolls in both bathrooms. The guest bedroom TV was just unplugged-- I guess some of the simplest things are the last to be tried? The directions for the main TV and Blu ray player are listed on a laminated instruction sheet on the coffee table in the living room.
Thanks for the nice review, K. Spitze, condo owner/manager
Excellent stay, exactly as described.
Reviewed by KevinRPh
Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is an excellent place to stay for your Big Island vacation. This is a gated community which appeared secure, maintained to perfection, and had all the amenities one would want on a Hawaiian vacation. This condo is in building 5, which is at THE very end of the complex on the bottom floor, next-to-last unit. During our stay (June 1 to 8th) this building may have had about 3 other families in the 3 story building.....very quiet. Every night was a perfect sunset out on our lanai. The entire unit is completely furnished with every possible thing you need. I felt like I was at home. Coolers, beach chairs, umbrellas, endless supply of towels...fully, fully stocked kitchen. Everything is there. All you supply is food..and the local grocery store is very close. The interior was clean and well maintained. Furnishings showed no signs of wear. King sized bed was very comfortable. We went with another adult couple and the floor plan was perfect...bedrooms and bathrooms could be closed off fairly well to provide privacy so the other couple could move about if the other couple slept in. Fresh fruit was waiting along with a message to call if anything was amiss...it wasn't. The whole unit was big and airy. For those who complained of the wave noise, I personally loved how close the ocean was to our room.... that's why we came to Hawaii! Stay here, you'll be glad you did. I will only make one note, which is NOT a complaint: this complex doesn't have A/C (as with most of Hawaii) in the apartments. In the afternoons you need to open sliding doors and bedroom windows to get a cross breeze going (along with the numerous ceiling fans) to keep the place comfortable. This was only an issue for a few hours in the afternoon. Evenings, nights and mornings were delightful. Also NOT a complaint, but those with disabilities or older...the parking lot with private spot is in front of building 4, not 5. (Building 5 actually has a golf course in front of it ;-))) The walkway is smooth and flat, no steps, but the parking spot is not in front of the door. Again, a reasonably priced, nice place to stay.
Setting is spectacular
Reviewed by salish2015
Humpback whales & spinner dolphins were sited daily. Bed was comfortable. Wi-Fi was not available in unit. Unit was clean and comfortable. Surf was so loud ear plugs were needed.
The Wi-Fi is up and running now. I took care of it as soon as I found out it was down. The surf can be loud during stormy weather but it is not that common.
K Spitze, Owner
Spacious and Comfortable
Reviewed by JaneOz2013
Located in well cared for complex, very peaceful. We enjoyed the power of the sea just outside the room and could see whales breeching. Rooms were large and spacious, kitchen facilities great. Would be perfect for larger group having the additional bathroom. Just up the hill was a convenient shopping centre with supermarkets and restaurants, while a half mile down the road a great marine beach park with excellent and easy snorkelling. Car needed to drive into Kona, but quick and easy trip. We used the condo as a base for trips to Place of Refuge, Capt Cook memorial etc.. Owner was good communicator and our stay had no glitches.
great location, well equipped
Reviewed by neamster1
Condo is large and well equipped with cooking and eating utensils, towels, lawn chairs, extra linens, even boogie boards and tennis racquets. There was a welcome basket waiting for us stocked with kona coffee and native fruits. The local condo manager was responsive when we had an issue with a blocked drain in one of the sinks.
We loved the location, the end unit, with few neighbors and directly on the water. We ate all our meals on the large lanai, looking out at sail boats, racing canoes, and once, a school of dolphins. People with mobility issues should be aware that the unit is a distance from the parking lot, about 100 steps; however, there are no stairs to deal with.
The unit is set up well. There are two full bathrooms, and doors are arranged in such a way that a second couple could sleep in the back bedroom and with connecting doors closed, not disturb others. We slept in a comfortable bed right by the ocean, with the sound of the surf through the screen doors leading to the lanai.
A minor quibble: the television did not work throughout our stay. The rather complicated operating instructions were missing, and when replaced still did not work, as it seems as though previous guests may have tried to get it operational by switching around cables. We would recommend that the owner invest in a universal remote and get it set up and idiot proof. The WiFi reception however was excellent.
Tennis players will be happy to know that the three courts have just been resurfaced and are lovely to play on. They do not appear to be heavily used. Although we played at least once a day, only once was anyone on a neighbouring court.
Reviewed by Sushil M
We stayed in condo 5-103 and the best decision we made of not staying at a resort! The booking and checkin was perfectly smooth. We reached the condo in the night and after long flight it was soothing and calming to sleep at the sounds of ocean waves. Next morning we were treated with unbeatable ocean views! Everyday We loved waking up at the sound of chirping birds and views of calm ocean sea's from the bed and sleeping at the lullaby of ocean waves! After a busy day touring around the island, nothing was more relaxing than coming to the condo and sitting in lanai watching shooting stars and the moonlight reflecting in ocean. So serene and so peaceful! After a visit to mauna kea observatory, we even enjoyed setting up telescope and watching night skies and moon. Mornings were fun seeing people swimming, kayaking in ocean. We even spotted a spinner dolphin one morning! All fun just sitting in your lanai. Just few steps near golf course were 2 blowholes! it was fun seeing the water gush out! The condo was very well equipped with everything you will need on a beach vacation! towel, chairs, boogie boards, water shoes, beach toys, umbrella, snorkeling gear, telescope ..u name it! we had fun snorkeling at the nearby beach Kahaluu beach and saw lots of corals and fishes! Boogie boarding at nearby beaches was even more fun! Needless to say , the condo made our perfect vacation even more perfect.
What a view and the owner provided just about everything you could ever imagine needing!
Reviewed by SeahorseRodeo
Owner truly has thought of everything, so much so that closet space is limited. Many very interesting books on the island were available to customize your own vacation experience and knowledge of the area. Color scheme was somewhat patchwork but comfortable. Floors and showers could have been cleaner. We arrived after dark and the porchlight was out making it necessary to find another tenant with a light, so we could see to enter code and collect keys. Local contact person never responded to my initial questions via email upon arrival nor throughout our whole 6 night stay. We had a great time though watching the crashing waves and the stars from the lanai. For those with limited mobility it is a bit of a hike from the parking lot, somewhat spooky at night if you are alone.
While we do appreciate the many great reviews we have received over the years but it is at times necessary to either take care of issues that a guest may mention or to try to clear up any misunderstanding that may occur. With this is mind, I'd like to address some of the points mentioned below in this review: we do have a lot of recreational equipment. beach accessories and the like but they are stored in the larger second bedroom closet and we did make sure there is plenty of room for the guest's clothes, suitcases etc; color scheme; the condo is decorated in a tropical motif but might not be to every bodies liking but we feel it is suitable to the beautiful tropical surroundings; at the last minute (the night before) this guest asked to check in 2 days before their scheduled booked stay, and as a result the cleaning person had to come to the condo early of the morning of the new check in time. She did clean the condo for 4 hours and that was verified by my condo contact person; the outside porch light is always left on just in case of a night time arrival but the light bulb may have burned out; my contact person did not receive any email from the guest. Despite that, if a guest needs to contact a local person, the phone number (& email address) is plainly listed in the condo (& in emails concerning their stay) along with the maids number, complex manager's number and my number if all else fails; the condo is only about 200 feet from the well lighted parking lot if you enter via the lanai entrance & not much further entering through the front door. Plus the condo is located a very secure gated community with almost no history of any kind of problem. Hope this helps. Mahalo, Kim Spitze condo Manager.
Great rental, beautiful location and grounds!
Reviewed by Julie N
This is a very comfortable rental, beautiful location, and the grounds of the Surf and Racquet Club are gorgeous! The best thing about this rental (other than location) is that it is stocked with everything you'll need for your stay-- beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, umbrella, linens. The welcome basket was a very nice touch! I would definitely stay here again!
Magnifique situation et appartement confortable
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
On s'est senti à la maison. Il y a tout ce dont on a besoin même pour le snokling. A 10 min a pied d'une plage ou on peut voir de magnifiques poissons!Les dauphins sont venus au large de notre terrasse un matin alors que nous déjeunions! Quel spectacle magnifique.
Excellent value for the Big Island
Reviewed by Dave
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
Reviewed by The Fortenberrys
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
Reviewed by Grandma
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,
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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'
Reviewed by IFeet
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
Reviewed by MacRae
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.
Reviewed by robert
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.
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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
Reviewed by Cindy
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
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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!
Great Sunset Views, Fantastic Condo
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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.
Good view, Good supplies, Good location, but 1 soft mattress
Reviewed by Angelica
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
Reviewed by Murphy22
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
Reviewed by Jan
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
Reviewed by UDDAM FAMILY VACATION
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!!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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!
Reviewed by Matt & Julie
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!!
Reviewed by Randy from Seattle
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
Reviewed by CMExplorer
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
Reviewed by Dennis and Kathy S.
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 .
Reviewed by Maureen
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
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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!
Reviewed by Girl Friends
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.
Reviewed by Mai Tai
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
Reviewed by Jeff
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!
Reviewed by Great condo
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
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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.
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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!!
Reviewed by Suzanne & Bernard P
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
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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.
Great location and amenities
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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!
Reviewed by ramerrill
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.
Reviewed by Bob K
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!!!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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
Reviewed by Carlson Family
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!
Reviewed by jenw
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
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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.
Reviewed by Widsil
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
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
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.