1200 sq. ft. | 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6
Panoramic, 270 degree Oceanfront Views The best location and views in the complex Fully equipped Gourmet Kitchen Large and Small Plastic Coolers Tennis racquets (3) Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access Unlimited, Free Telephone Calls within Hawaii
- Ocean View
- Oceanfront Resort
- Kitchen - Full
- Laundry - In Unit
- Pool - Shared
- Parking - Free
- King Bed (2)
- Air Mattress
- Internet - Wireless [Free]
- Free Local Calls
- Beach - 1 Min Walk
- Restaurant - 1 Min Walk
- Snorkeling - 1 Min Walk
- Tennis Courts
- Surfing - Nearby
- Golfing Nearby
- Spectacular Ocean/Reef/Golf Course/Sunset/Sunrise Views
- Complete privacy and quiet
- Teak Dining Set (seats 4)
- Teak Daybed and Ottoman
- Two Occasional Chairs and Table for Wave Watching
- Teak Bar Table and Four Bar Stools for Sunset Cocktails
Living Room Lanai
- Living Room Lanai
Master Bedroom Lanai
- Master Bedroom Lanai
- Designer Sofa with Companion Chair and table
- Ceiling Fan
- Coffee Table with End Tables & Lamps
- Armoire with Television, VHS, DVD, CD and media
- IPod stereo and charger
- Pool, Ocean & Sunset View
- Beautiful Glass Dining Set - Seats 4 Persons
- Side Table
- Ceiling Fan
- Pool & Ocean View with Gorgeous Sunsets
- Tile Floors
- Tile Countertops
- Telephone with Free Unlimited Calling within Hawaii
- Garbage Disposal
- Dishware - Service for 14
- Stainless Cookware
- Full Glassware - Service for 12
- Martini Glasses
- Crystal Stemware
- Extensive Kitchen Utensils, Bakeware, Serveware
- Large Spice Rack with Spices
- Blender/Food Processer/Mixer
- Rice Cooker
- Coffee Maker
- Coffee Grinder
- Weather Channel Weather Station
- King-Size Designer Bed
- Large 4-Drawer Dresser
- Bedside Night Stands
- Reading Lamps
- Ceiling Fan
- High Quality Bedding
- Tropical Art
- Large Doubleisizrd Closet
- Sliding Door and Large Window to Lanai for Fabulous Ocean & Sunset Views
- Large Walk-In Shower
- Tile Floors
- Luxurious Spa Towels
- Hair Blow Dryer
- Full Size Stacked Washer/Dryer
- Laundry Supplies
- Iron & Ironing Board
- King Size Bed
- Two Bedside Night Stands with Lamps
- 5 Drawer Dresser
- Clock Radio
- Ceiling Fan
- Portable CD Player with Radio
- Quality Bedding
- Large Closet
- Floor to Ceiling Picture Window with Beautiful Garden Views
- Tile Floor
- Hair blow dryer
- Luxurious Spa Towels
- 1200 Square Feet
Fantastic Condo on the Water in Kona
Reviewed by Ellen
We absolutely loved staying in this condo. Third floor, quiet, roomy, overlooking the water crashing onto the lava. You are about 5 miles up Alii Drive from downtown Kona and 2 minutes for a shopping plaza with a grocery store, drug store, and a very nice restaurant (Sam Choy's) -- but, you are off of Alii Drive just far enough so that you never hear traffic and you are safe & secure. The best snorkel beach in Kona is a 1-minute drive away. The condo includes 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, including a washer/dryer. No air conditioning, but lots of cross-vent and floor and ceiling fans. Beautiful wraparound lanai with plenty of space and lots of shade. Big kitchen with everything you need. Enjoy!
Mar 24 - 31 2018
Reviewed by Jacqueline
This condo was perfect for the four of us, with the best lanai and cathedral ceilings. The ocean breeze easily finds it way through this condo making it heavenly. It's hard to leave the lanai. We did make use of the pool as well and the location is perfect, easy access to groceries, restaurants and Kona. We would stay here again. A few updates in the condo would be nice but does not hamper the overall accommodation.
Reviewed by Michael
We've stayed at many condos on various Hawaiian islands, and this one has the best lanai ever. It is right over the ocean, and we viewed whales breaching and pods of dolphins swimming right from our condo. Every evening we watched the sun melt into the ocean, and listened to the waves crashing into the black lava rocks below as we went to bed. The owner was always available and responded quickly to any questions or concerns we had. We had a great time and made memories that will last forever.
Reviewed by JAMES
Overall the stay was good despite a very rocky start. Evidently there was an issue through the booking site and the unit was double booked. The day after I checked in the cleaning service knocked on my door early in the morning saying they were there to clean prior to the next guest's check in. I was dumbfounded since I thought I was that guest and I had arrived the day before. I told her her services would've been great the day before since I found lots of droppings on the countertop, dirty carpet, and a cockroach the size of my palm flying around. A good part of the first day was spent scrubbing down the place. Another annoyance was an email notice from the booking website indicating my CC was being charged ... a second time. As a result, I spent a couple of hours reaching my CC company verifying charges - we all know how joyless this experience can be. Good thing was my vacation was over a wk long, so there was time to recover & enjoy Kona.
Mahalo for your stay, thank you for your review, and sorry about the rocky start. When your booking came in via VRBO we had been transitioning my condo over to Instant Book and ending up with two bookings that crossed over the same dates. This is the first time in more than 10 years of online bookings that we’ve had this problem and it won’t happen again. Interestingly, we never charged for We also apologize for the lack of preparations in the condo before your arrival. We didn’t have you on the schedule which meant that the cleaners didn’t do their usual pre-clean the day of arrival. If you have problems with any changes please don’t hesitate to contact us. as we can help tremendously with resolving issues like this and you can then concentrate on your vacation. With Aloha, Jim Dornfeld, President, Aloha Condos and HomesJacque Proulx, Owner, Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club, Condo 1-301
Reviewed by Louis Martin
For us, this was a perfect get-a-way. The condo was more than adequate for the two of us. The view from the lanai was sensational as was closeness to the ocean. My only wish would have been having a pair of binoculars to view the ocean activity. The unit is dated but clean and adequately furnished. Will we return to the same condo? Possibly--I'm 85 years old, and hauling luggage and groceries up three flights of stairs about did me in. Would we recommend this unit to friends? In a heart beat.Tom, the manager on call was great!
Reviewed by Janelle
This is a great condo. It's the second time we've stayed here. Perfect waterfront location with easy access to restaurants and shops. The condo itself is fully stocked, including all the beach gear (snorkels, towels, beach shies, coolers, etc.) and a fully stocked kitchen. We especially like the corner, top floor location. It's a bigger, more private unit, with vaulted ceilings. We highly recommend this unit!
Our stay at 1-301
Reviewed by Peter & Linda Basey
We really enjoyed our stay--this is a very comfortable Unit--maybe could take a little modernizing in some places, but this is not to detract from the experience. It was the kind of place you could feel really at home from the time we had unpacked. The view from the wrap around lanai was second to time, also the sectional was great to hunker down after any activities and relax reading or watching tv. Also the bed and bedding in the master bedroom were especially comfortable and the kitchen extremely well equipped as was the whole Unit for activities, etc. The only small minus--the fridge door was a bit sticky ( it needs a new bushing ! ) Still deserves a 5 star though.We were most happy with our choice and would not hesitate to return.
Reviewed by Les
When talking with the owner of this condo, she stated her unit had the best view in the complex. Well, she was telling the truth!
The condo was very nice, well furnished and the view from the porch was fantastic.
Wonderful ocean views, esp for sunsets. These condos are secure having a coded entry gate. The complex had a nice pool and excellent tennis courts. .
This condo is close to the beaches and a short drive to Kona. One can't go wrong with this unit.
Beautiful oceanfront condo
Reviewed by Sheila
What a beautiful unit at a beautiful location. My husband and I loved everything about this place, but our favourite spot was the corner of the wrap-around lanai looking out over the ocean. The condo was well situated for traveling around and exploring the Big Island, and so nice to return to each evening. Also nice to have Kahuluu Beach Park so close for morning snorkelling (calm waters, lots of fish and sea turtles). We had a wonderful 2 week vacation here, and would return any time.
Awesome Home Away from Home
Reviewed by Kathleen S
The location of this unit is everything. Nice complex, gated and well maintained. The condo is on the top, corner floor of a building right on the ocean. Full 180 degree views of the ocean and we saw WHALES, DOLPHINS, TROPICAL FISH OF EVERY COLOR AND SIZE right off the lanai. The unit is getting older, especially the bathrooms, but it was clean, comfy and well-stocked. It has a "homey" feel to it that becomes very important when you stay for two weeks or longer as we did. We could have used an elevator but quite frankly, the exercise is good for us!! I actually preferred the back bedroom overlooking the grounds which was very comfy indeed, but my husband loved sleeping in the front bedroom right off the lanai with its sound of the sea lulling him to sleep each night. And the ocean waves drowned out his snoring which was an added boon! Great owners to work with and they even had a welcome basket waiting for us upon arrival. Thoughtful. Mahalo and many blessings to them for sharing their sweet island home with us!
Exceptional ambience with peace and quiet!
Reviewed by traveltimekeeper
Great time and wonderful experience for our 25th Wedding Anniversary trip to Hawaii! The condo is neat, well-groomed and decorated. The location is ideal. Not only at the grounds itself, but proximity to food shopping, restaurants, Kona, etc all within reasonable distance. The views are spectacular, up and down the coast and the waves make a wonderful sounding backdrop for restful nights sleep. Beautiful and different Kona sunsets every night. Ample space indoors, comfortable furniture with vaulted ceiling and spacious feel. Ceiling fans kept the breeze blowing. And the wi-fi worked fine with the code. Best suited for adult couples. Now, our pictures and great memories will have to last until we can come back again. Thank you, Jacque!- Jan and Dave Becker, Sunnyvale, CA
Privacy and great sunsets on the Kona side
Reviewed by Pamaloha
We booked this particular condo because it was advertised to be private - and we weren't disappointed! The pictures are accurate and it was well located just outside of the more congested areas (although there restaurants & a grocery store nearby). Being on the 3rd floor, we kept the doors & windows open and enjoyed the wonderful sea breeze. We watched the Queen Lili'uokalani Canoe Races from our lanai while drinking Kona coffee in our pajamas, snorkeled, shopped (& sampled) at a farmer's market, watched some amazing sunsets, and had a couple of great meals at Sam Choy's right up the hill... a perfect, relaxing vacation!
Unforgettable sunsets, great beach nearby for snorkeling
Reviewed by Mark_vh206
This was our first trip to the big island and over 2-1/2 weeks we stayed in several different places throughout the island. This condo was a trip highlight; ocean and sunset views from the wrap-around lanai are unforgettable! We all (my wife and I plus two teenage daughters) enjoyed swimming in the complex pool, but spent much of our time during the day snorkeling or trying surfing at nearby Kahalu'u Beach (a short walk or 2 minute drive away). The mall nearby provides great options for preparing meals at home (our choice, to enjoy sunset dinners on the lanai), but there are good restaurant options as well. We're looking forward to our next visit!
Incredible Sunset Views from the Lanai!
Reviewed by MistChaser
My cousin and I stayed for 10 days in this fabulous condo and absolutely loved it. The view from the lanai could not have been more beautiful! The beds were very comfortable, and the decor very pretty. We did think the kitchen needed pans with lids and baking sheets. The kitchen could have been a bit cleaner too. The lack of air conditioning wasn't a problem most of the time, but there were some hot days and nights when we relied heavily on the extra fans the property manager quickly supplied when we requested them. Overall, it was a lovely place to stay.
If you want a comfortable, roomy condo with a wonderful view, this is the place for you!
Reviewed by mhoner
This property was very clean and well stocked. We weren't expecting condiments and spices in the kitchen! It was very roomy for 4 adults and one toddler. We enjoyed eating and relaxing on the lanai. We made use of the beach equipment and tennis rackets. The wall clock in the living room didn't work (probably needs a battery) and the ceiling fan in the kitchen needs some work. But overall we were very happy with our stay and would recommend it to others.
Serenity With a View!
Reviewed by J,K,S, & G
We thoroughly enjoyed our spring break in beautiful Hawaii, made all the more enjoyable by our stay at this fantastic, spacious condo. The view from the wrap-around lanai is incredibly beautiful and mesmerizing, and we spent a lot of time there watching the ocean and the sunsets. Falling asleep to the sound of the waves was so relaxing. This unit is so quiet and peaceful, and the location was great--close enough to get to various sites but far enough from the loudness and busyness of Kona. It was so nice to have a security gate and our own parking spot! We also appreciated the beautiful tennis courts (Thanks for having 4 decent tennis racquets available.) and large swimming pool that were available to us. We never did see turtles nearby, but we did see several of them at the Black Sand Beach on the way to Volcanoes National Park. The kitchen was well stocked and the appliances worked well, and the welcome basket with fruit and treats was such a sweet touch! The air mattress for our son had a leak, but he was very comfortable on the sofa. The owner, Jacque, was so easy to work with and answered all our questions promptly. All in all, it was an incredible place to spend 10 days!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
We were 2 adult couples on a family get-together. The condo suited our needs exactly, we spent a lot of time on the lanai watching the dolphins and snorkelers. We were very happy with the communications from Jacque, all went very smoothly. The local shopping centre has a good supermarket, but there are quite a few empty stores, the Italian restaurant serves good pizza. Our one concern was that there was no air-conditioning; it was very humid during the early afternoons, but most nights a cool breeze sprung up which came through the condo so we managed to get a good night's sleep.
Relaxing home away from home
Reviewed by jenjoy
The condo was great. We were pleasantly surprised by a welcome basket. We literally had everything we needed:snorkeling equipment, coolers, spices, all kitchen essentials (&more;), information on local restaurants, etc. We loved having the screen doors to listen to the ocean as we slept (and even during the day). We ate breakfasts on the lanai. The local marketplace is nearby to get fresh fruit. So thankful for the 3rd story views of ocean and mountains, also not having anyone walking by our windows (as first story had).Tall ceilings made it very open and lots of ceiling fans, with ocean breezes kept the condo a comfortable temperature. Fantastic stay, definitely would recommend to anyone visiting!
The most beautiful place on earth!
Reviewed by sony913
We have decided when Jacque decides to sell this place, we want to buy it! There is nothing more spectacular then the view from this condo. We set for hours just enjoying the waves crashing on the rocks. This condo has everything you need for a perfect vacation. The only thing needed from home is a swim suit and a couple changes of clothes. Snorkel gear, water shoes, first aid kit were just a few of the things that helped this place feel like home. We had such a wonderful time I can't wait to go back!
Terrific ironman week
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
Everything was great. Wonderful accommodations and view.
Only critique would be the TV. Could not get most channels to come through. Need better system at least and better TV in perfect world.
That said we truly loved the condo.
Aloha and thank you for the kind comments! I am sorry you had difficulties with the TV reception. We have not experienced this problem in the past. I suspect the local television system may have been overloaded with so many people in town for the Ironman event. We hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo!
Jacque Proulx, Owner
Reviewed by honeymooner14
If you want a beautiful condo, with a beautiful view, and a soundtrack of the ocean, this is the condo for you! My husband and I stayed here for the second week of our honeymoon, and it was by far the best accommodations we've ever had, anywhere. Basically one entire half of the condos' walls are floor to ceiling glass doors with double screen doors... we had them all open, with the ceiling fans on, and it was paradise with the sounds of the waves, and the cool breeze... we had breakfast on the lanai every morning and it was difficult to leave every day! At the end of our long days, we looked forward to going back and relaxing together there.
Aside from that, the condo is clean, well decorated, and in a great location just minutes from downtown with lots of great restaurants and shopping (just hang a left out of the complex and drive a few miles). The owners have also provided everything you may need, including beach towels, chairs, snorkeling gear, coolers, laundry facilities and even shampoo and conditioner dispensers!
We both agreed that staying here for the second week of an amazing honeymoon was a great decision, and we were glad we found it on trip advisor!
Best place to watch a sunset in the evening -
Reviewed by Debra
This was my 3rd time in Kona and first time staying in 1-301. From the moment we opened the door my vacation started. Beautiful views!! The condo had everything, more than I expected. I actually stopped and bought an ice chest before coming to the condo only to find out there were 3 in the closet! Now there's 4 - lol. I love the locaton. I have actually stayed at the Kona Coast Resort next door and just being next door the veiw is much so much more spectacular from the condo. Everything you could possible need is available including spices which I always had to bring when I stayed at the other condo. We cooked a lot of meals to save some $$ so, for us, that was helpful. The only negative for me were the knives were super dull. Cutting a pineapple or anything was a challenge. Like I said, I'm a cook so, a good knife is essential. But if you're eating out that's not an issue unless you need to cut a lemon or lime for your tropical drinks. For sure not a deal breaker. You will not be disappointed.
Wonderful, relaxing condo location
Reviewed by John
This condo has an excellent view of the coastline from the wrap around lanai. We ate all of our meals out on the lanai and enjoyed reading and doing needlework there. The sound of the ocean was great as we went to sleep at night and although there is no air conditioning in the unit, the ceiling fans kept it comfortable. We experienced a small problem with a toilet but it was repaired immediately by the management company. We liked the close distance to the beach for snorkeling.
Home away from home!
Reviewed by The Hoopers
Our stay at unit 1-301 in the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club was completely wonderful. The moment we walked in, it felt like home. We had everything we needed. We had privacy, independence, and all the amenities that made it feel like home. The furnishings were well appointed, not too garish and not too fussy. We felt that we could be comfortable as a family. We enjoyed every morning and every evening on the lanai, listening to the surf and enjoying our privacy. There was more than enough space for me, my husband, and our eight-year-old daughter. The complex itself was quiet, pleasant, and the pool very enjoyable. There was a shopping complex very close by along with several good restaurants. The only thing we would do differently next time is bring less stuff! We enjoyed our island stay thoroughly and I think we will miss this condo as much as we'll miss Hawaii. Should we have the good fortune to come back to The Big Island, we will definitely stay in unit 1-301 again!Mahalo Jacque!The Hoopers
Best view in project, fantastic "lanai"
Reviewed by Brian
Great layout with two beds and two baths, lots of space in the kitch/dining/living room. Used the inflatable bed for our youngest son. The photos do a great job of showing why you'd rent this unit; the view and oceanfront location with the great deck. Short drive or 5-10 minute walk two properties north to the Outrigger (great bar) and Kahaluu beach. If you like sea turtles and snorkeling you have to go to Kahaluu beach. Groceries are super convenient, just up the hill at the KTa mkt. Loved the unit and location, highly recommended with only one caveat that the unit is on the third floor and requires carrying anything you bring up the stairs (well worth the effort).
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
Our stay was absolutly fantastic! we had a wonderful time and everything far exceeded our expectations! Impeccably maintained,clean and quiet. For sure, one of the best view of the entire resort. The sound of the ocean 24h/24, nice breeze. The location was also perfect. Far from the noise of Kona downtown and all that we need around: shopping center, grocery, restaurants etc. I had a nice walk (25 minutes) to the «Magic Sand Beach» almost every morning. We saw whalers, dolphins from our lanai too. The decor, the comfort of the condo.The resort is very clean and well maintain. Would like to come back for sure! Mahalo!
The Perfect Escape!
Reviewed by Kevin Cochrane
The location of Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club could not be better: it is convenient to amenities including highway access to all parts of the Island, it is quiet, yet close enough to the village to enjoy browsing the shops. Unit 1-301 is unquestionably the best-situated unit in the complex. Its location offers expansive views of the sea and glorious sunsets, while ensuring utter privacy. This unit is bright and airy and is completely furnished for your comfort and convenience. One of the outstanding features of this listing is the friendly and attentive service provided by the owner. You can have complete confidence in Jacque and her local agent Bruce. Five Stars!
The Paradise 25th Wedding anniversary We Dreamed Of
Reviewed by Dream Come True 25th Wedding Anniversary Couple
Felt like we stepped into the website. Everything was just as described; even better. Had to pinch myself that I was in such a beautiful place to see with such awesome sunsets, views & heavenly breezes, day & night. Just about everything you could need was there for us. The guide books were really helpful with tips on how to get around. Loved the decor, the comfort, the privacy. I felt like an islander. What a perfect place to stay on the Big Island. No problems. (The self closing toilet lids were a surprise. Dropped a few lids when we got home!) Would like to go back with more people but I have to see other places in this world..but I may change my mind & come back! Thanks for the memories & 1000's of pictures!
Great adventures on the Big Island
Reviewed by Walt & Sandy
My wife and I spent a week (not enough time) with dear friends at this beautiful condo. The third floor ocean front unit with a wrap-around lanai was great. The comfortable amenities and location of the condo complex made it a great jumping off point to explore Hawaii. We will definitely be back.
Reviewed by Nittany Mary
Condo 1-301 far exceeded our expectations. The panoramic views of the ocean were amazing. The condo is beautifully decorated, comfortable and extremely well-equipped for every need. Jacque is a delight to work with and always responds quickly. It is well located to explore the island. For snorkeling fans, there is a wonderful beach a few minutes walk away. The Racquet Club setting is absolutely gorgeous and the other residents most friendly. We will definitely stay here again if we visit the Big Island.
A corner in paradise!
Reviewed by Andre
We spent 11 days in this beautiful condo situated on the top corner floor of the building with a breathtaking view on the ocean.We spent hours sitting out on the balcony, thinking we were all alone in this paradise. The condo is very well equipped, especially the kitchen, and very clean. The decor, island style, and the high ceilings give a lot of charm to the place. The complex is one big garden superbly kept with a nice pool and tennis courts. It is a vacation rental that we will always remember.
Very close to Paradise!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
We stayed for three weeks in Condo 1-301 and were extremely pleased with our overall experience. The condo was very well equipped and the view from the wrap around deck was stunning. The Resort was nicely landscaped and well maintained. We would not hesitate to return and this resort/condo would be our first pick.
10 days in heaven
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
We spent a marvellous time in this beautiful condo with splendid views over the ocean including colourful sunsets, turtle and dolphin spotting right from our lanai. Our expectations have definitely been exceeded and - if we can some day... - we will visit again with great pleasure!Barbara, Daniel and anina from Switzerland
Fantastic Stay in Condo 1-301
Reviewed by Mac, Holly, Sam and Ginger
We (two couples) spent 10 fabulous days in February 2010 at Keauhou Kona Surf and Recquet Club Condo 1-301 and we all agreed that we picked the perfect spot and the perfect accommodation. This unit is awesome! We had plenty of space for 4 adults, although we spent very little time inside. If we weren't off exploring the Big Island, we were sitting on the wrap-around lanai enjoying the fantastic views - sunrises, whales, porpoise, sunsets, the crashing surf. Waking up to and falling asleep to the sound of the surf can't be beat. We really miss it. And the evenings were very comfortable with the ceiling fans and wonderful breezes through the windows and sliders. We appreciated having a full kitchen since we cooked most dinners (at the BBQ where we met many of the wonderful neighbors). All the beach gear - snorkels, masks, fins, coolers, towels, chairs, swim shoes - was also greatly appreciated. The owner has provided many amenities that I doubt other rentals provide. The close proximity to the grocery and drug store was a plus, and the best snorkeling was a 5-minute walk away. I would highly recommend this unit and will book it again if we return to the Big Island.
A couple of activities we did that we would recommend to others: night time snorkel with manta rays (arranged through Snorkel Bobs with Neptune Charlies) and zip line adventure with Big Island Eco Adventures (made me feel like I was 10-years old again!).
Amazing Sunsets & Ocean Breezes
Reviewed by TheNewMrs.Nazemi!
We stayed in 1-301 for a portion of our honeymoon and LOVED it. First off, the location is nice and not too far from "downtown" Kona (a cab there will cost about $20 to Huggo's). The parking spot is right in front. Being on the 3rd (top) floor gives you the best ocean breezes and your comfortable even when its well into the 80s outside. Inside, it is very tastefully decorated, the kitchen had almost Everything we could need, and the snorkel equipment/towels/mats/etc. were all perfect. And, the BEST part of the condo is the lanai- being on the corner of the building it is private and it has views all around, great furniture, and is THE best spot for a sunset dinner you could find. We saw wales breach just out in the ocean in front of us.
Privacy while being near the action.
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
We really enjoyed staying in this 3rd story, ocean front end unit.There was complete privacy, yet we could look down to see thetennis courts to check if the 7am regulars had showed up yet.And of course, it is ocean front so you can really enjoy the soundsand smells of the ocean, as well as the great sunsets.
We enjoyed walking to snorkeling, playing tennis, and going tothe farmer's market for fresh produce (it would have been niceto have a salad spinner to wash the lettuce).
Everything in the unit was clean. It was very well-stocked withdishes, utensils, etc. The only non-working item was the CD/radioplayer.
We are looking forward to staying at this unit next year.
The nicest Condo
Reviewed by DerGisel
first of all the contact to jacque was very good! perfect information, all you need.
the condo is wonderful. we`ve been often in Kona and stayed in nice condos, as well in the Surf and Racquet Club, but this one was the best!!!very clean, well equipped and an awesome balcony... thank you for the fruit basket! that was a nice surprise.
when we come back, we definitely want to stay in this condo again, nowhere else.
Whales and relaxation
Reviewed by Jasper
This was our second time around in two years at this unit. Jan to March is the best time to watch the whales off the lanai - one day we probably counted over 20 different "spouts" - the whales and their calves spend the winter every year just off the coast in the Kailua-Kona area. The location of the condo in Keahou is great - it's quiet enough at the Surf & Racquet club to relax and just a 10 drive or so up Alii drive to Huggo's or Lulu's or Bongo Billy's to have some fun and great food if you don't feel like using the kitchen or grill's just down the stairs. The place is private, clean, comfortable and has everything you could need for the perfect vacation.
Ocean Front with Privacy
Reviewed by golfnuts
We loved our stay and wished we had booked more time in 1301. We were looking for OF with privacy and found it here. The view was amazing with daily whale and some dolphin shows. We hated to leave even for our favorite activities--golf and snorkeling. We cooked all our meals so we could enjoy more time on the lanai watching sunsets and whales. The home is well maintained with all the amenities you would need for your stay. The only negative comment I could make was about the ants in the kitchen. Keeping it clean was a must. If all renters did this it would be less of a problem so I didn't let this reflect on my opinion of the condo. Also, be warned of the toe jamming bed frame.We are already planning our next trip to the Big Island and will try to book 1301 for our stay.Rusty and Mickey BoggessSan Antonio, TexasJan 22-27, 20010
Another wonderful stay!
Reviewed by Bill and Theresa
This was our third time staying at Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquete Club Condo 1-301. Everything about the condo and location is perfect. Plenty of linens, pillows, towels, beach gear, kitchen "stuff", etc. Perfect distance from town,restaurants,grocery stores and beaches. Only least liked thing about the condo - is that it is on the third floor and there is no elevator. (Now, that is really not much to complain about.) We are already talking about when we will be returning. Mahalo.
Reviewed by Texans from Cowtown
Excellent location in the complex. Might be difficult for those who have stair issues. Great location on the coast. Wish we could have spent more time just hanging out in the condo. It was beautiful and listening to the waves was relaxing. Close to so many restaurants and sights.
Reviewed by Kona Joe
My wife and I stayed at the Surf and Racquest Club 1-301 in January and had a wonderful time. You can't beat the view! The wrap around lanai feels private and lets you admire the Pacific up and down the coastline. We were lucky enough to observe some whales and a group of dolphins while we were there. Since this unit is on the top floor, the ceilings are vaulted and really gives the unit a nice feeling. We toured a 2nd floor unit that was for sale which didn't have vaulted ceilings and it makes a difference.
We would stay here again.
Paradise in 1-301
Reviewed by M&D&C
We, my husband, dad, and I, had a wonderful stay in this awesome 3rd floor, corner unit condo. It was spacious and very well appointed (includingsnorkel gear--masks & fins, surf shoes,boogie boards,tennis rackets, picnic cooler, beach towels), and a drop-dead view of the rugged shoreline and beautiful teal/blue ocean. From reserving the condo to the tasty fruit and sweet welcome basket to our tearful check out our last day, everything was seamless and enjoyable. Great location, beautiful view, quiet--except for the pounding ocean and tropical birds. Great snorkeling just a short walk north and a small shopping center with market, drug store, post office, and restaurants just up the hill to the south.
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
Hesitant to give it a good review, only because I don't want it to be all booked up next time we head to the big island. It was one of the best condo's we have stayed in so far. The huge wrap around outdoor space is spectacular. The views are great and the pictures don't really do it justice. Fully stocked kitchen with everything you could need. The grounds are very well taken care of. Only thing I would change would be to add a little heat to the pool....burrrr.
A condo with everything!
Reviewed by chowjc888
Starting with the reservation process - it was easy and clear. I got regular updates and the condo owner/manager was responsive to my email inquiries.
The check-in / check-out process was also easy! Upon arrival - the condo was clean and met my expectations! The pictures on the web site reflects the actual condo set-up and decor. The condo is spacious, with vaulted ceilings and nice breeze through out. The master bedroom is nice - the bed is comfortable and with the lanai doors open - the ocean waves put you to sleep. Slight down side to the master bedroom is the sliding doors separate the living room and the master bedroom - not very much privacy. The condo owner/manager has equipped the condo with all kinds of things that were nice surprises - snorkel gear, beach towels, beach chairs, plenty of towels, washer/dryer with laundry detergent, pots and pans and dishes and utensils, cooking spices and condiments, DVD player, books, and games. The lanai was my favorite - the condo is a corner unit so the lanai wrapped around. It was big enough to hold a lounge chair, high-top table and stools and another table and chairs. It was the perfect place to sit and watch the water. We even spotted a whale from the lanai!
The condo was more than we expected. It was a lovely stay!
A+ Condo, Perfect Location
Reviewed by G&L
This was our first visit to the Big Island. After reading the reviews, we selected Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club, 1-301. Although we didn't need a 2-bedroom unit, we chose it because of its top floor, private setting and wrap-around deck -- and we're glad we did!
We've stayed in condos in several other locations previously. This was the most thoughtfully furnished one we have enjoyed.
We chose to have leisurely breakfasts and dinners on the deck. The kitchen had everything we needed and more, down to the smallest details. There was everything (and more!) than we could have wanted for enjoying the beaches -- picnic coolers, and even beach chairs and an umbrella.
Besides being well furnished, the unit and everything in it was spotlessly clean. We immediately felt comfortable there.
The condo's location was excellent -- right on the water; away from the noise of more densely populated areas and traffic, but with convenient access to snorkeling, shopping, and major roads. The gas barbeques in the adjacent outdoor kitchen were convenient, like new, and clean. The pool is large; the grounds attractive and well-kept.
The only thing we would have liked was air-conditioning, since the weather was hot and humid. But excellent cross-ventilation and ample fans kept the breezes flowing.
We definitely recommend this as a great place to stay.
Fabulous Elopement/Honeymoon Retreat
Reviewed by Donna & Kevin
We eloped on the Big Island and this was an ideal spot to have as a "home base" for our romantic week long retreat! Very private and quiet. The end unit has spectacular views and wonderful breezes - you can actually FEEL the surf hit the lava beach right outside - it's that close! The sunsets were all spectacular, and the little birds in the coconut tree right off the lanai were a nice treat! I felt that a small closet safe for valuables would be a nice addition so you wouldn't have to feel the need to close windows to lock up and stop the excellent cross breezes.
Shopping for food and beverages was nearby and convenient, and the condo was really well equipped with all kitchen and day excursion items we needed, including some great guide books, maps, coolers and snorkel gear. The stereo was key, as there is great island radio to listen to (although having one with an iPod port would be a nice addition).
We encountered one or two creepy crawlies, but that's the tropics for 'ya. Very minimal, and the geckos are charming! We had an excellent, relaxing stay, and I would definitely recommend it, especially for a peaceful, private getaway for a couple.
Reviewed by Canadians
The place we stayed at was right overlooking the ocean which was great. The only problem was since the windows faced south the place got very hot and with no air conditioning, at times, it was uncomfortable. We did a fair amount of snorkeling at the beach just to the west of us. It is great for snorkeling but not good at all for swimming and there was very little beach. It was nice to have all the snorkel equipment in the place plus beach chairs. We made use of the bbq just about every night. The unit needs to look at the tv and dvd player in the second bedroom since they were not working. We had a great trip to see the lava flowing into the ocean. We stopped at the Black Sands Beach and got to see turtles resting right on the beach. Our next trip might be in the winter so that we could see the whales in the ocean. The ocean did not have any animal activity to it at all - not even birds.
Had a wonderful stay here
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
If you like the Big Island of HI, this is a wonderful place to stay. The ocean-front condo was nicely appointed and very comfortable with spectacular views and georgous sunsets. We appreciated fact that all the beach accoutments were provided; beach chairs, towels, and umbrella. We would come back here in a minute!
Tranquility on the Big Island
Reviewed by visitor from the great northwest
Enjoyed the privacy and quiet fo the top floorcorner unit. Lots of time was spent enjoyingthe views from the lanai. All my needs were met from a blender and plenty of ice for partydrinks to beach chairs and towels for on the water activities.
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
We had a fabulous time in Unit 1-301. The setting and views are absolutely stunning. This has to be the best unit in the whole complex; its wraparound lanai is perfect for watching the orange ball of sun drop into the ocean every night. And there's complete privacy; no other units have a direct view of the lanai. We ate nearly every meal there -- it was better than the best restaurant in Kailua. That's partly because of the well-appointed kitchen, which encouraged us to "eat in." The rest of the appointments were thoughtful and complete, from the nice bedding and furniture to such details as tennis rackets (even tennis balls), a large selection of books and DVDs, snorkeling equipment, coolers and umbrellas for beach picnics. There was even a radio that would magically play Do Ho music at sunset to enhance the "true" Hawaii experience -- a glass of wine and some Macadamia nuts on the lanai as the ocean surf crashed near our feet. It was all there - and we didn't want to leave. But we did leave by day to explore nearly every corner of the Big Island during our week there. Thank you to Jacque for making available such a fine place from which to enjoy the wonders of Hawaii.
Reviewed by TravelingSuz
This condo was simply perfect for us! One bedroom overlooked the ocean and the other overlooked the gardens. It was perfectly sized for 4 guests. The view was amazing, the property owner was very easy to deal with, and it was extremely close to great restaurants and the highway. The wraparound deck gives you the most magnificent view of the ocean. I really loved the amenities - the kitchen was useful for cooking and keeping snacks, snorkel gear was provided, laundry is in the unit, and we ate everyday on the large deck. Something to keep in mind when booking this specific unit: there is no a/c but a great breeze off the ocean as well as many ceiling and stand fans, there is a partition separating the master bedroom from the living room which made it noisy when our friends were up earlier then we were, and there is no beach access from the condo area. Outside the room, a pool and tennis courts are available. I highly recommend staying here and would stay again in a heartbeat.
Great Apartment & Facilities
Reviewed by ALH
We stayed in this unit during Ironman - one of our party was competing. He found the location great as it was out of town a bit and therefore a quieter location to rest pre-race. The unit itself is a great size and has everything you could need or want and a beautiful view of the ocean. The pool and tennis courts are both very nice and we made good use of them. You really need a car to get into town from here, but apart from that it was a really nice place to spend a few days and soak up the Ironman atmosphere!
Great family vacation rental!
Reviewed by xmommy
We had a wonderful 10 days in this beautiful unit. We have stayed at the Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club many times and this is one of our favorites. We were traveling with our young sons and found the condo to be convenient to the pool, tennis courts, and even the tide pools. The kitchen was well stocked with the basics. We also used the snorkeling masks, beach towels, beach chairs, and boogie boards that were all conveniently available in the unit. Thanks for a great vacation!
Perfect Vacation in Hawaii
Reviewed by Jasper from Edmonton
Looking around it looks like this may be the best of the condos in the resort - possibly even in Kona? I bet they get a lot of inquiries from guests asking if the owner wants to sell it. It was tough to leave for home. It was as close to perfect a vacation as we could have hoped for. By far the best part is sitting on the lanai watching the whales (and they were very active when we were there) and the boats - away from all the tourists downtown. We spent a day atVolcano National Park and a day trip to Waimea & Hilo and had a suitcase full of coffee, macadamia nuts, and t-shirts to show for it but one week is all too short a time to spend out here. I guess it eases the painof leaving knowing that we can come back - so I'm tempted to leave a negative review so we can have the place all to ourselves for the next time.
Best of Kona
Reviewed by phillip nelson
My wife and I were mesmerized by the beauty and tranquility of this unit. It was a perfect place to unwind and relax for ten to quick days. The view of the ocean, the whales, the dolphins. All around us was the Hawaiian experience. We hope to do it again next year. Thank you.
Phil and Laurie Nelson