Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club
|Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Condo 5-103|
|Arrival/Departure Dates:||05/18/13 - 05/18/13|
|Guests:||4 adults, 0 children|
|Daily (0 days) rate:||NaN|
|Air conditioning||Not Available|
|Checkout cleaning fee||$150.00|
|Interim cleaning fee||--|
|Additional person fee||--|
|Total cost of stay:||$170.13|
|Amount due 04/18/2013:||$0.00|
|Amount due today:||$170.13|
2-Bedroom 2-Bath Oceanfront Condo - Sleeps 7 [?]
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.
Enter from the condo-designated parking space in the parking lot and walk by Hawaiian ruins and tropical landscaping next to the golf course while walking to the front door. After entering the condo there is a small stool available in the foyer to sit on when removing shoes.
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.
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.
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)
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2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor 1200 square foot condo.
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...
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...
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.
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 t...
Chicago on vacation from Chicago on 05/15/2013 said:
A beautiful view and a very nice condo. Comfortable and accomodating. Lovely view and sounds from the ocean. Excellent value. Furnishings were a little tired, worn and spotted. Could have been a bit cleaner.
Lovely view, nice resort, condo a bit 'tired'
IFeet from Perth, Western Australia on 05/06/2013 said:
Our family (2 adults, 2 children, 1 grandma) stayed at this easy to find unit, well located for exploring the Kona side of Hawaii. The resort had a nice pool and lovely grounds. This ground floor condo lacks privacy in the master and lounge, with sliding doors directly onto the lanai; both sliding screens to both doors were rickety and almost off their tracks and could not be locked, hence it was hot in the condo at night. Lack of aircond (which we don't mind) means the ceiling fans are permanently on - given the low ceiling height, one has to be careful. Little overhead lighting in the condo (lots of lamps however) made reading and dressing, packing etc at night quite challenging. The second bedroom window was almost impossible to open, with torn flyscreens and tired curtains. The lighting in this room was particularly poor, with only one dull lamp and tiny wall-mounted tiny spotlight. Night in this room was certainly a challenge. Both bathrooms were 'tired', with peeling paint and an almost unclean air, although they were clean. The kitchen utensils, crockery etc were mismatched and sticky, which necessitated us washing everything before use in the ancient dishwasher. The cupboard doors were sticky; we cleaned these and noted all the cockroach baits in the cupboards. The fridge made a horrendous noise. We did, however, find the equipment we needed to self-cater. On the whole we felt the unit needed a good makeover and repaint/refit in bathrooms, the second bedroom and kitchen. Kim, the owner, provided info for the unit; a welcome fruit basket was a nice touch, and his agent left a message welcoming us; the unit was well equipped and homely (no boogie boards however, and a clothes horse would be useful given there is nowhere to hang wet beach towels except over the lanai chairs), but it just did not compare with the other properties we chose for our three weeks in the Hawaiian islands. The view and the location was great.
Normally if I know of any problems with my condo I will take steps to take care of them promptly. I do have local people to take care of these things. However I believe most items mentioned are not compatible with what I know and with feedback I've received from my Contact person and other reviews. So with that in mind I would like to address the issues mentioned. Also I have talked to my Contact person, Allen, about these issues and he has reported to me the state of the condo and the items mentioned in the review after these Guests left, (which is what he normally does between Guests).<br /> 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.<br /> Mahalo, Kim Spitze condo Owner<br /> If you have any questions please review my web page, read my other reviews or call me at: 916-728-6000.
Excellent location on the ocean and found it clean and well furn
MacRae from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 04/15/2013 said:
We found the condo very clean and inviting upon arrival. we appreciated the fruit basket and the new doors on the lanai. The condo had cleaning supplies and an introduction to the community amenities. We appreciated the amenities and the lovely ocean view. The sunsets were spectacular and we took many pictures. The linai is very close to the ocean and has lovely furniture that allows one to enjoy the view in comfort. The location is ideal.
robert from park ridge, IL on 03/04/2013 said:
Very nice, clean, and roomy condo, with indoor and outdoor eating areas. Easily will sleep 4-6. New washer and dryer. Easy 10 min. walk to beach, restaurants and shopping. It is a few miles south of Kailua-Kona, but you are out of that congested area, unless you want to drive in. And on out last day, we did see a group of dolphins swimming outside our patio. Owner has left snorkeling equipment and other beach accessories. Condo part of secluded and private group of townhomes, off main road. Alii Drive has lanes to bike, run, or walk. Very relaxing stay.
Jack from Mount Isa on 11/18/2012 said:
Booked online and recived plenty of emails regarding billing and directions from the airport. On arrival the instructions were clear on how to enter the gated resort of the Surf and Racquet Club. Entering the house we were awe struck with the size and facilities of the condo. The Owners kindly had local fruit and coffee out for us to sample - delicious! Up the road is a supermarket, which we raided for food and alcohol on the first day. The owners resort representative turned up to say hello and ask us if we had any needs/issues, which was good as well. Facilities in the condo were excellent, new laundry equipment, large fridge/freezer, dish washer, and wireless internet. I would happily stay at this condo again if (when!) were turn to Hawaii. That said, we did mainly use this place as a base camp for heading out all over the island. If you plan to just stay in the and around condo/resort, I would recommend a condo which is raised up off the ground floor - a better veiw of the ocean that way!
Thanks for the good review but as far as the good "view" goes, it may or may not be better higher up but it is more difficult to walk out to the sea wall for more panoramic view + you don't have to walk up & down those stairs all day long! See my other reviews on the view from my lanai.<br /> <br /> Mahalo, Kim Spitze, Owner
This is a very enjoyable, well equipped condo in a great locatio
Cindy from Molalla, Oregon on 11/05/2012 said:
Waves crashing, kayaks galore, ships in view, and dolphins jumping; we loved the view from the lanai. This condo is well equipped with everything we needed and more. We also enjoyed the swimming pool every evening after our daily activities of shopping, dining, and diving/snorkeling with manta-rays and turtles. Next door to the golf course, the location is quiet and relaxing, but close enough for easy access to all shopping, dining, and land and water sports. We will definitely return.
Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Condo 5-103
Seniorferret from Toronto on 10/10/2012 said:
Wonderful ocean front condo next to a golf course. Master bedroom, guest bedroom with 2 single beds, dining area, living room, full kitchen. Lots of space including outdoor lanai. You can't swim out front as the "beach" is a stack of lava chunks but there are beaches close by or a pool in the complex. Fans are used to cool the unit and as it is on the ground floor, the units above tend to insulate it. Parking is close by the side of the 12 plex unit. The owner was very pleasant and easy to deal with. There are a couple of blowholes 100 yards south that are easily accessible. You can get very close to them, close enough to get soaked!
Jon from Clayton,CA on 08/18/2012 said:
Well equipped condo. Beautiful view. Very nice. Will rent again.
Great Sunset Views, Fantastic Condo
Anoop from Austin TX on 07/25/2012 said:
We loved every aspect of this condo for our four-night stay. There was a welcome basket with some fruit and Kona coffee, both of which we enjoyed. The local contact person was quite friendly and responsive to our phone questions. The kitchen had the pots-n-pans and dinnerware we needed for our meals. On the ocean-facing lanai we enjoyed extended breakfasts and amazing sunset views. Overall we had a fantastic time in this condo.
Great family holiday
Ed from Durham, UK on 07/01/2012 said:
Excellent location and facilities. Appreciated the use of snorkelling gear and swimming pool. Fabulous spot to watch the sun go down over the ocean. Would love to return.
Good view, Good supplies, Good location, but 1 soft mattress
Angelica from Berkeley, CA on 06/02/2012 said:
I loved this place. The condo itself has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and 2 TVs. I really appreciated the many tools, kitchenware, and household supplies that were available. The floor plan made me feel like I was living in a house. And the large patio had fans and lights. And the fruit basket with a coffee sampling was a nice gift!
Big Island 5-103
Murphy22 from Olympia, WA on 03/03/2012 said:
Location, location, location. Hey...it's everything. And this condo has a wonderful location. Incredible sunsets, whale watching, boats, paddlers, surf, and so very quiet, except for the surf, which lulls you to sleep. The unit is quite nicely appointed with almost everything you would need, and for the most part is quite comfortable. I do feel as if the living room furniture is getting a bit tired, but considering the location... Additionally, the closest grill is on the far side of the parking lot, which is already a bit removed from the front door. But, with drink in hand we managed. The condo complex is very conveniently located with grocery and shopping very close by, and downtown Kona is only a 15 minute drive, or trolley ride away. In summary...we really enjoyed it.
I do appreciate the many positives from all the reviews and am always looking for ways to improve my service and help my guests. With this in mind, I'd like to make a suggestion about doing BBQs. The KKSRC complex does not allow individual home owners to have BBQs at their units. However, they have placed grills near all the buildings (e.g. at the end of my parking lot) and they have built a large beautifully landscaped and well equipped covered BBQ complex just my side of the tennis courts, an easy walk. It has 2 separate grills, water & sink and a grass covered volleyball court next to it. After a day of deep sea fishing, I have gathered there many times with family and friends for fresh caught BBQ'd ocean delicacies--really a beautiful place for a BBQ. As far as the living room furniture goes, there is a large couch but it is in excellent condition and it has a queen size pull out bed built into it, so would prefer not to have to replace it in the near future. Mahalo, Kim Spitze condo owner
Jan from Berthoud, Colorado on 02/29/2012 said:
The condo was very clean and when I went to the kitchen there was a gift basket full of island fruits, coffee etc. The note in the basket gave us the name and contact number if we had any problems at the condo. What a nice surprise. Beds are very comfortable. The area is very quiet where the condo is situated except for the waves hitting the shore at night can be very loud. The condo is very close to the ocean so if you are a light sleeper I would not recommend staying here. All I can say is us girls had a wonderful time.
Please note that the ocean waves can be louder during stormy weather it is near the condo or out to sea. Normally (nearly all the time), the wave sound is just a soothing gentle lapping against the rocks. Please see other guest comments on how they loved the ocean sounds while at my condo.<br /> Mahalo, Kim Spitze, condo owner
Awesome Christmas vacation 2011
UDDAM FAMILY VACATION from SPOKANE, WA on 01/13/2012 said:
We were a family of seven adults for ten days. Awesome location and ample space for this many adults. Condo was very well stocked with all we needed from kitchen items to sheets and towels. Really great to have beach towels. New red LG washer and dryer in unit was fabulous! Really great to be able to walk outside and enjoy the waves beating against the rocks, watching the dolphins and people in the water and the sunset was to die for. A car is needed to go anywhere, A small wall was close by with a grocery store, drug store and various small eating places. The quietness of the area was very peaceful and easy to get to the pool and small Beacjh within walking distance. We really have no complaints about this unit and will highly recommend it to our friends and will stay there again if we return to Kona.
This is the best condo in Keauhou Kona!!
akbbalex from Alaska on 12/04/2011 said:
This was our third stay at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club condo 5-103 and it was as enjoyable as ever. This condo is clean and updated, well stocked, beautiful ocean front view, everything you could want while staying on the Big Island. We highly recommend.
Fantastic place with amazing views!
VanGroovyGirl from Vancouver on 11/24/2011 said:
This condo exceeded all our expectations. It was roomy, with comfortable furniture, and all the necessary appliances for a great vacation. Being able to use the snorkel, beach and tennis gear was fantastic. It was also great to be able to sit on the lanai and look out over the ocean - it all made for a very relaxing, enjoyable vacation. Thank you!
Matt & Julie from Mount Shasta, CA on 11/07/2011 said:
This was our 6th vacation in Hawaii though our first time on the "Big Island." We couldn't have asked for a better resort/condo to stay. Will definitely stay here again on a return trip (Loved Kona). This condo is ocean-front with a view that doesn't disappoint. Condo supplied with all items necessary for a good time. I didn't notice anything the owners missed. Thanks for the tennis rackets and free parking! We stayed 16 days and wished we'd booked a month. Thanks to Kim, Alan, and alberto. Matt & Julie Horstman, Mount Shasta, Ca
Clean, Relaxing, Well Equipped Condo with great view!!
Randy from Seattle from Seattle, WA on 09/26/2011 said:
My husband, step-daughter, son-in-law, & brother stayed at 5-103 for my daughter's wedding at the Sheraton. We had a wonderful stay. Everything we needed and then some was there - even down to boogie boards & water shoes!!! Would recommend to anyone!!
Beautiful Sunsets - can't beat the value
CMExplorer from Redmond, Washington on 07/27/2011 said:
Great value in Kona at this condo. The owner is very responsive to email, and willing to address any concerns you may have. They left a beautiful fruit basket for us to welcome us to the island. Beach toys in good shape at the unit. The kitchen is in adequate shape, with Bbqs available on site, and a KTa grocery with excellent meats and great deals on fresh fish just up the hill. Beautiful sunsets from this unit, and you occaisionally will see dolphins playing outside. Always see outriggers practicing in the morning, and I'm sure you will have whales in season. The one complaint about the unit is the thickness of the ceiling where you can hear the people in the unit above walking around...but otherwise the value for a 2 bedroom with ocean view is incredible!
As the Owner of the condo, I have never noticed any unusual (or any for that matter) walking noise from people above my unit and have never received any feedback from other guests concerning this. However, I'm sure it is possible from time to time to notice this, but this is normal for any condo, hotel or motel that has a unit above. I'm sure the advantage of a ground floor unit far exceeds an occasional walking noise from above. If you notice any unusual and/or extended noises, please call my Contact Person or the Surf & Racquet Club residence manager, (numbers are listed in my condo). Aloha, Kim Spitze, condo Owner<br /> Kim Spitze, owner condo 5-103
Dennis and Kathy S. from Calgary Alberta, Canada on 05/25/2011 said:
From start to finish the service was incredible. We were informed in advance what was expected of us, given directions, access codes and charges. When we arrived we were greeted with fresh fruit, jams, and coffee for the next morning. So we watched the sunset.The condo was on the shoreline, tidy, clean and spacious, filled with all the amenities of home with some bonus toys for snorkeling, beaching or just hanging out. Located a short walk from a shopping center. Car rental mandatory to see the diversity of the island but nice to come back to a quiet, clean condo to watch the sunset .
Maureen from Clovis, CA on 05/16/2011 said:
Comfortable quiet Condo. Great location and views. Enjoying sitting on Lanai with views of sunset and sunrise over the ocean, extremely beautiful views. Nice to have beach towels, chairs, snorkels, ice chest, very convenient to take on long drives to the many beaches and parks we visited. Kona was a short drive for shopping and dining. Well located, quiet and pretty condo. Thanks again, Maureen
Valerie, Vancouver Wa from Vancouver WA on 04/16/2011 said:
We loved the Condo and the property. It was nice being so close to town. We loved the launi - its has a great view of the sunset. It had everything we could have wished for. My teenagers said it was the best trip we have been on. Thanks so much for sharing your condo with us.
This place is a gem!
Girl Friends from Northbrook, IL on 04/09/2011 said:
We were spoiled with a marvelous week looking out over the Pacific (including seeing whales) from our lanai with sunsets to die for and the mesmerizing sound of the the surf. 5-103 was truly a splendid "home" where we found every amenity to enhance our stay. The worst part about our lovely condo was leaving. Mahalo to the Spitz family for offering their wonderful "Place of Refuge" to us.
Great sunsets and whale watching from the Lanai.
Mai Tai from University Place, WA on 03/07/2011 said:
My wife and I and our friends had a great time. The condo was comfortable and affordable. There was boogie boards and snorkel equipment in the condo for your use. We were able to relax on the lanai and watch as the sunset goes down and the whales played. The Owner was extremely helpful throughout the process. I would highly recommend this condo to anybody that wishes to come to the Big Island
Great location for Ocean Views
Jeff from Cambria, CA on 02/20/2011 said:
Large roomy condo with great location for ocean viewing. There is no beach access since the shoreline here is large lava boulders and cliffs. There is a great State Park beach just minutes away for swimming, snorkeling, sunning, etc.
My web page does indicate what the area in front of my condo looks like. The big advantage of no sand beach in front of the condo's lanai is that you will have more privacy, and the only noise you will hear will be the gentle pounding of the surf on the rocks. In addition, just about 100 yards to the left of the condo, at the edge of the golf course, you can find a natural lava blow hole. So all told, I feel it is an advantage not to have to deal with all the foot traffic, potential problems and noise a condo front sand beach would bring. My condo is uniquely located by being surrounded by the golf course and ocean to allow for maximum privacy, relaxation and great views of the ocean, sea life and cruise ships as they come and go from the distant town of Kailua-Kona. As mentioned in this review, there is a nearly by sand beach about a 10 minute walk away that has some of the best snorkeling etc for miles in any direction. To learn more about my condo and the area, please feel free to read other past Guest's opinions included in this review section.<br /> Mahalo, Kim Spitze. Owner Condo 5-103
Great value and wonderful views!
Great condo from Murray, UT on 02/04/2011 said:
We rented this condo the last 2 weeks of January. This was a time of very high waves and it was amazing to see them crashing against the sea wall...right by our condo. This condo was squeaky clean and nicely furnished. A real bargain for the price. We were treated very well by the owner...he kept in touch with us the entire trip to make sure we were happy. The condo is close to the town of Kona and very close to a nearby shopping center. A very convenient location to go both directions...to the volcano and to tour the "high rent" hotels. We had been in this condo community previously and would stay there again. Mahalo for sharing your great place!
Great place to stay
John from Vancouver on 01/05/2011 said:
Nice and clean, excellent view, and just a 5 minute drive away from some nice restaurants. Basically had everything we needed. Also, the surroundings were pretty gorgeous. Really nice beaches just a tiny walk away. We had a great time. Manager seemed pretty nice. :) Hard place to leave. Really want to go back.
from Alaska from Alaska on 12/29/2010 said:
This was our second stay at 5-103 condo at the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club. The improvements to the condo since our last stay were wonderful and made our stay even more enjoyable. This unit is clean, well maintained, and has everything you could need. We highly recommend it.
Fantastic! The best vacation!!
Suzanne & Bernard P from Santa Clara, CA. on 08/20/2010 said:
It was probably the best vacation we've had in ages!!! The condo was spacious, which was great as we have three teenagers, and we didn't feel like we were falling over each other. I absolutely adored the sound of the ocean at nights and sitting on the lanai very early in the morning having breakfast. We were within short walking distance to Kahaluu Beach Park as we loved the snorkeling there and it was great being provided with boogie boards and snorkel gear so we didn't have to buy those items. Shopping was close by too. With all the fabulous beaches and exciting things to do, we regrettably ran out of time to try out the tennis courts. Our only complaint is that our time was too short there and we can only dream of getting back as soon as possible!
Nice condo with extras
Andrea from Pacific Palisades on 06/18/2010 said:
Spacious 2 bedroom condo directly at the ocean, only the sand beach is missing in front of the door. But nice beach close by. We found a lot of extras (cooler, snorkel gear, boogie boards, ...) in the closets that made our stay very comfortable. Kitchen fully equipped. Grocery store and restaurants nearby. Pool and barbecues available, but we never used it.
Perfect place in paradise
Eoghan Cavanagh from Adelaide, South Australia on 06/17/2010 said:
Excellent accommodation, clean, tidy, very well equipped in every way. Perfect position.
Great location and amenities
Pam from Helea on 05/26/2010 said:
We really appreciated the waterfront view and ground floor location. There were lots of water "toys" for us to use. The grounds were lovely, lots of birds and flowers. The ancient ruins on the site were a bonus. The proximity to Kahaluu Beach was great for snorkeling. The kitchen was a little dated and the smell from the sink was not good. The gift basket for the first morning was really appreciated.
As the Owner of the condo, I always make sure it is in top condition for my guests. The condo is checked by my contact person and cleaned for 3-4 hours by the cleaning person upon guest departure, and is additionally checked again before the next guest arrives. If anything is not perfect, out of place, smells bad etc it will be detected before the next guest arrives. Contacting my cleaning person and contact person did confirm these facts. Sometimes it is possible, while a guest is staying at the condo that things may happen to cause something to be not be quite right. For this reason, I have paid a local contact person to always be available by phone for the guests to take care of any problems that may arise. Please contact this person, whose name and contact number is listed in the condo, and is additionally sent by email to my guests before arrival, if any problems should arise.<br /> 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.<br /> 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).<br /> Aloha, Kim Spitze
Great place to stay on the Big Island!
ramerrill from Richland, WA on 05/13/2010 said:
My wife, three daughters, and I stayed in KKSRC Condo 5-103 for a week in April and would definitely stay here again on a future visit. With the off-season rate, we were able to stay in this beautiful, 2 Br oceanside condo for little more than a room in a typical chain hotel on the mainland. The condo was clean and comfortable with beds for 3 people in the second bedroom (fifth person didn't have to stay on a hide-a-bed). The unit is ground floor and right next to the ocean. We ate our meals at the table on the lanai to the sound of waves crashing on the rocks. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed for the cooking we did. A gift basket from a local vendor was a nice touch. The condo includes coolers for your day trips, beach chairs and towels, a couple boogie boards, a couple sets of snorkeling gear - we pretty much just had to provide food. The condo is just a minute or two away from a shopping center with a grocery and a drug store, which is very convenient. Also, it is located just a minute from Kahaluu Beach Park, which has great snorkeling. We saw more variety of fish here than on our snorkeling expedition. Communication from the owners was great, from clear information regarding billing and policies to the instructions for getting into the unit. As I said in the title, a great place to stay on the big island.
Bob K from Santa Cruz, California on 04/23/2010 said:
This has to be one of the best views on the Kona coast for a very reasonable price. The owner has gone to great lengths to offer amenities for the guests, providing beach towels, snorkels, tennis rackets, boogie boards and more. No longer do we have to stuff these toys in our luggage. The condo is well furnished, even with a washer and dryer and excellently maintained. Everything worked. We especially enjoyed the lanai where we ate our meals with the million-dollar view. We will be back!!!
bbalex from Alaska on 03/03/2010 said:
Condo 5-103 was a wonderful experience. It was well equipped with many needed items such as beach equipment, dishes, towels, etc. and had 3 TV's as well as great wireless internet. The only thing preventing me from rating it 5 stars is the dated condition of some of the condo. The second bathroom needed some work,the kitchen was a little dated, we had issues with the vertical blinds. However, it was clean and well stocked, as well as having an excellent location so we over-looked those minor issues. All in all I would very much recommend this condo to others.
We are always trying to keep our condo in the best condition possible for our guests. So per some suggestions, just did some renovations to the condo that have included some updates to the kitchen, including a new ceramic top range. I have also installed new easy to use bamboo blinds for the master bedroom and living room and added a paddle style ceiling fan/light in the lanai, plus many other fixes and improvements (including a spotting scope for the guest's enjoyment).<br /> Thank you to all the guests for your feedback and all the great reviews!<br /> Kim Spitze<br /> condo owner
A home away from home in paradise
Carlson Family from Pittsburgh, PA on 01/25/2010 said:
Absolutely perfect! The condo was COMPLETELY stocked and in a most private location. The grounds staff was so helpful and kind and did a great job keeping everything lush and beautiful. The condo was so inviting and comfortable for our family (3 adults & 3 young children). But it would also make a very romantic escape, minus the kids. We rarely return to the same place twice so that we can experience new places. This is one exception. With out a doubt we would go back again and again. Listening to the surf lull you to sleep and watching whales from the lanai were just two of the many incredible things we enjoyed here. They had everything you would at home from beach and snorkel gear to office supplies and laundry dryer sheets, it's all here! We really appreciated the welcome basket, it was nice to have local farmers market items like fresh fruits and muffins to hold us over until we could get to the store. If you are considering staying here, go for it, you won't be disappointed. Check out the blowholes along the shore just a minute walk towards the golf course, during high tide the water really shoots up!
Great Location and Unit!
jenw from hood river,oregon on 01/19/2010 said:
We really liked the unit. It was clean and comfortable and felt like our own place for our stay. The gear available was really helpful and we utilized all of it. I would definitely recommend this unit to friends. Nice quiet location and complex.
Charm, class and convenience
M. Kinloch from Victoria Canada on 12/04/2009 said:
First trip to Kona,and we were extremely pleased with the condo and its location. The resort is beautifully maintained, the pool large,great courts. Grocery shopping is minutes away. The suite is large, clean ,well-equiped and nicely furnished, Main floor opening out to the ocean if fabulous. Directions re access was very well done and communication with management easy and prompt.
Widsil from Moedling, Austria, Europe on 11/13/2009 said:
It was a very pleasant experience in condo 5-103. The rental process was realy easy. As we were commimg from Austria which means a 20 hour flight, it was important for us to find everything perfect immediately, and it was. . Very clean, comfortable, spacious, and well equipped.The only noise you get to hear are the ocean waves breaking just a few meters away. Even with three children age 12,12 and 16 the condo offered enough space. The swimming pool was very nice and the nearby snorkelbeach was perfect. We highly recommend this condo. Even if it's a long flight we are planning our return already.
good value, clean unit
Mary S from Honolulu on 10/21/2009 said:
We stayed for two nights in this very nice end unit with the ocean just across the walkway. It's a bit out of town and the parking is about 75 yards from the door, but it easily accomodated two couples, was nice and clean, and the management company was most helpful. There was somebody parking in our parking space when we arrived, but they took care of it right away and we had no other problems at all. We did not use the tennis courts, but they looked as if they were well maintained. I would not hesitate to recommend this place.
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