Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club 1-301, Kailua-Kona Big Island
2 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo
Panoramic, 270 degree Oceanfront Views The best location and views in the complex Fully equipped Kitchen, Large and Small Plastic Coolers Tennis racquets, Various snorkel gear, Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access Unlimited, Free Telephone Calls within Hawaii.
89 Guest Reviews
We enjoyed our stay here so much we gladly spent a lot of our vacation time at the condo hanging out on the balcony. The sunset was phenomenal every single evening. Walking up to the sound of the ocean was my favorite part. We’ll definitely... more be staying here every time we come to the Big Island. I also have to shout out the host. The sweetest, and so helpful, and even gave us some tips on a near by beach to take my 5 year old. Thank you so much! less
— Taylor, Stayed 08/07/2022
There Could Not Be a Nicer Place to Stay on the Big Island
Unit 1-301 at the Keauhou Surf and Racquet club is one level, two bedrooms, two baths -with a wrap-around lanai, on the ocean, that faces west and north. The views are unbeatable, the ocean spray is close enough to leave droplets on the screens when... more the surf is rough. The unit is on the third floor, with a ground floor, second floor, third floor- we didn't find climbing two sets of outside stairs to be a hardship. The gated, condo neighborhood is beautifully maintained, very quiet, and a 20 minute walk from the shopping center. There is a communal pool (no hot tub), tennis courts, ping-pong table and gas grills. Unbelievably, there's even a hidden, rocky beach just to the north of the townhouses- very few people go there, and not great for swimming or snorkeling, but what a treat to have it so close. The condo has one bedroom that faces the ocean, and one that faces the parking lot (but the greenery is mature enough to give a tropical feel, and car traffic is very scant). Both bedrooms are otherwise of close quality, so it's not like one is really less-than the other, except for the view. In fact, the parking-facing bedroom has the benefit of being less noisy (from the ocean). The ocean-bedroom's bathroom has the w/d within it. Note that the sliding door from the ocean-bedroom to the lanai is welded shut, but the window facing the ocean is openable. The ocean-bedroom separates from the living room by Shoji panels-not a single rip in the paper. Ceiling fans really help keep the kitchen, living room and bedrooms feel cooler on warm days. The condo is absolutely greatly outfitted. Very well stocked kitchen (re: appliances, cookware, plates, etc., although we couldn't find a tea kettle, and more dishtowels would be helpful-- these would be very small improvements). There are a variety of spices available, and a small collection of condiments. Lots of beach gear: coolers, chairs, boogie boards, snorkel sets. Also there pickleball and tennis racquets. The furnishings are in very good condition, very comfortable, very clean. Nothing was icky, nothing smelled of mold, no mildew. The lanai has two tables with chairs, and one very comfortable lounger. High quality all-around- not cheap plastic stuff. Everything felt like quality. We were two not-family couples, and could have easily stayed there for months and months, without a problem--it's that comfortable, and big enough. Excellent communications with owner, and the one time we couldn't figure out how to turn on a ceiling fan, assistance arrived within 15 minutes. We would chose to stay in this unit over and over, and hope this review doesn't make it so popular that we won't be able to re-book in the future! Aloha! less
— Sarah, Stayed 01/13/2022
Peaceful and beautiful spot
We really enjoyed our stay here. The condo is lovely, quiet and comfortable. The beds were great. Having two bathrooms was a plus. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything we needed. We ate in most of the time, and always found the cooking... more items we needed. The pool is a nice bonus. We grilled on the community barbecue and it was super clean and easy to use. We really enjoyed being able to sit on the deck and watch the ocean. You can tell that the people who live in this condo development really care about the place. The gardens were well maintained. This is a quiet place so probably not for rowdy partier types. The unit had lots of useful beach equipment from masks and snorkels to beach chairs. I am afraid to gush too much because I hope to rent this place again and worry it will be booked. less
— Teresa, Stayed 09/20/2021
Our recent stay @ 1-301
This is the third time we have stayed in this unit. Always a pleasant stay! New (to us) this time around are the new appliances in the kitchen, yay! The overall quality and cleanliness of the unit is impeccable. The views are fantastic, and the... more top floor corner unit just makes everything feel so private. High ceilings give a sense of space that makes the (limited) time you spend indoors a joy. A couple minor notes for the owner; The fan in the kitchen is on its last legs. I needed to hand-spin it to get it going. The toilet in the "master" bathroom likely needs a new flush valve, the screen door on the back of the lani needs to be realigned, and lastly, the TV remotes (the 2 times I turned it on in a week!) don't seem seem to map correctly to the functions of the TV. These are REALLY small nitpicks!! and I would never hesitate to rent this unit again if these things were never addressed! less
— PeterT, Stayed 08/19/2021
Great porch and location
A fabulous view and wrap around porch, lovely pool and setting. It seems like some updating (inadequate lighting and improving glassware supplies, fans and screens) would make this a 5 star place!
— Jane, Stayed 06/22/2021
a wonderful condo and we will return!!
One could not find a better Kona location to enjoy a wonderful home, the sunset, sailboats, and rainbows. This visit we even enjoyed a few pods of dolphins!.....twice! The remodeled kitchen is wonderful, very comfortable beds, lots of room, and a nice breeze through the... more home of warmer days. We will DEFINITELY return. We have stayed in 3 units in this complex over the years and this is the best! less
— thomas, Stayed 06/06/2021
The perfect holiday
After a last minute cancellation, Jacque was so accommodating and was so helpful in my stressful situation! We knew from the pictures that this unit was going to be great but it’s 100x better when you get there!! She had everything you could ever need.... more The place was immaculate and the grounds were gorgeous. The neighbors were nice and it was nice to be able to talk to people again after such a weird year of distance. The grills were great and we ate in quiet a bit since you can’t beat the views from the lanai. Thank you so much for helping us so much with our trip! Definitely will be back sooner than later 😉 less
— Stacy Heinecke, Stayed 02/23/2021
Is there a more perfect rental on the Big Island?
Is there a more perfect rental on the Big Island? I doubt it. The unit has stunning views, a huge wrap-around lanai, and great lay out. Everything was immaculate and the kitchen is well stocked with everything a renter could expect and more. Have no... more doubts, this is a gem! less
— Daniel, Stayed 02/02/2021
Location is stunning!!
Effortless and Beautiful. Gating community with locals who live in the community who enjoy visitors from around the world. The condo is on a corner third story with views that are incredible and the condo is right on the water. This location is close to... more the action, but removed from tourism and the condo has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The owners replied quickly to questions, allowed late check out, and we felt like we won the jackpot. The local tennis guys welcomed us to play doubles with them several times and we met several families/couples who were enjoying themselves. Also the tennis courts have great nighttime lighting- which is nice since it gets hot during the daytime in Kona. Last but not least, we did not have any issues with bugs or unwanted creatures, which can happen in Hawaii. Everything was well manicured and taken care of in the community. less
— Lisa, Stayed 12/01/2020
Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club, Condo 1-301
From the moment we contacted the owner, Jacqueline Proulx, our vacation reservations and then our stay were seamless. With flights to the mainland leaving late evening, arrangements were made to pay for half a day on our departure date. Thank you! Both the condo association... more and Jacqueline contacted us days before our stay with all the required codes to enter the gated community, the condo, and the pool and tennis courts areas. It was completely flawless. We were familiar with the Big Island, through not this area. The condo’s binder of ideas was most helpful. This corner condo is a 3rd-floor walkup with the most amazing western view. Each evening the sunset was more spectacular than the previous. One late afternoon we watched a storm approach from the east, over the mountains. The colors were surreal. As the last drops fell, looking east from the lanai, there was a rainbow! From the lanai one can watch cruise ships coming into the Kona port. This gave us a heads-up of which way to explore. On one of these days we explored the Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm (Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook, HI). This was a five-star experience. The volunteer interpreters were exceptionally knowledgeable and dedicated in sharing the Uchida family’s life and farming of this land since the each 1920’s. This homestead and coffee and macadamia nut farm of Japanese immigrants is a must-see. It is on the National Registers for Historic Places and the only living history coffee farm in the nation. Enjoying the outstanding views, we cooked our own dinners and ate on the lanai. By far the local KTA Super Store – a mile or two away – was an excellent choice. One night, reservations were made at the Kona Inn Restaurant. We arrived just before sunset and were again treated to a glorious sunset, this time at ground level. Superb meal! A tip for driving into Kona: 1) From the condo drive back to Rte. 11 and head north towards Kona, exiting on Kuakini Hwy. 2) Or head north on Alli and turn right (at the stop sign) on La’aloa Ave. to reach Rte. 11, exiting on Kaukini Hwy. This avoids the congested Alli Drive, as one approaches Kona and affords easier access to the parking lots a block from the downtown area. Beaches: 1. Locally, Magic Sands Beach Park is super with parking being creative. 2. The hidden treasure is Hapuna Beach State Park (Waimea, HI), way north on Rte. 19. There is a small charge per car for this state park, which has all the amenities: washrooms, change rooms, rinse area, picnic tables… less
— Marilyn, Stayed 03/20/2020
A great place to stay
Lovely, clean, well stocked oceanfront condo with private corner location and wonderful ocean sounds. We have stayed at the corresponding condos in buildings 3 and 5 and would choose this one again. Great location in walking distance of the best snorkeling beach, harbor with an... more outrigger paddle club and various boat tours, shopping center with cinema, and two good Farmers' Markets. less
— Linda, Stayed 02/03/2020
Great Condo, beautiful view
We had a wonderful time. The Condo has all items that you need. The view from lanai is more than beautiful. Supermarket and restaurants is just minutes from the Condo. If you like to go to Kona, you can use the Trolley. Perfect stay to... more us and always fast and nice communication with Jacqueline. less
— Maik, Stayed 12/26/2019
Nice rental fantastic view
My wife and I stayed for a week and really enjoyed or stay. We had our daughter with us and our son and his girlfriend for 3 nights. Plenty of room for 5. The unit is far enough away from the Kailua crowds but close... more enough to go into town for a meal. It is also a great location if you plan to focus your fun on the great snorkeling to the south. The unit has everything you would need for meals. The highlight is the lanai views of the ocean (and furnishings to enjoy the lanai). The only reason I didn’t give a 5/5 rating is the unit is a little dated and doesn’t have a/c. Most afternoons there was little to no breeze (there are fans to keep air moving). However this wasn’t an issue evening, nights or mornings. I would rent this unit again. less
— Andrew, Stayed 10/10/2019
Overall really lovely!
Overall, the condo was really lovely! There were only a few things we would suggest updating: 1) The binder could be updated as some of it was falling apart and a bit outdated. 2) Whomever is cleaning, hasn't been very thorough: cabinets were greasy dirty... more as was the floor in places in the kitchen 3) Small shampoo/conditioner/bath soap is sometimes a nice touch; we tend not to use other people's leftovers if they look grungy or are under a cabinet as we are never sure about them. That said we left some items for the next guests and left them clean and usable. 4) Food items in cabinets and fridge could be tossed as many were out of date. 5) Fridge was leaking down below pretty badly by the time we left and the freezer smelled very stale (likely the ice cubes which were very old) The last thing, which is not the fault of anyone, is that we did see man fruit flies/gnats as well as sugar ants. Maybe a note in the binder about them and where to find the traps or homemade trap (glass with vinager/dish soap with plastic and holes is helpful). Gorgeous view and very comfortable! Thank you for everything! less
— Teresa, Stayed 10/07/2019
A lovely setting
My wish list for a condo on the Big Island was long: directly on the water (check); two king-size beds (check); a well-equipped kitchen (mostly check); convenient to restaurants and markets (check); conducive to spending time with friends from "down under" visiting and catching up... more (check). On the whole, we were very pleased with our stay and, should we plan another trip to the Big Island, we likely would want to stay in the same condo. There were, however, a couple items that were distractions from a perfect stay. The small stuff: the ice-maker in the refrigerator didn't work. The drain in one bathroom was so slow-running I considered getting some Drain-o. The major drawback: lack of air conditioning. Although things cooled down after sunset, making it possible to sleep well, from mid-morning until sunset the condo was very hot, humid and uncomfortable. When the breeze was active, the lanai was pleasant enough. But the humidity (more than the heat) was extremely uncomfortable. I understand that the price of electricity is extremely high; perhaps a dehumidifier would be a reasonable compromise. The unit is a little bit dated (for those to whom this matters), but we found it to be, overall, a good home-away-from-home. less
— Susan, Stayed 06/22/2019
Best view on the island
The view from the balcony is second to none. The place was well kept. Everything you need for a week stay. Perfect choice for my first trip to Hawaii.
— Scott, Stayed 05/17/2019
Beautiful ocean front condo
Our recent (Feb 2019) stay at Condo 1-301 was our second time renting this unit. It was perfect. The oceanside corner location gives beautiful panoramic views and the trade winds make artificial air-conditioning unnecessary. We saw whales and spinner dolphins and beautiful sunsets (including one... more green flash). The condo is well set-up and very comfortable, great kitchen for cooking, wonderful lanai for outdoor dining and relaxing. The owner was great to deal with in making all of our arrangements and I would highly recommend this rental. less
— Sheila, Stayed 03/17/2019
If you are looking for a private ocean front location then this is it. Our visit this February was our forth time at what we fondly call "Jacque's" and we are already planning our 2021 stay. Yes, it is need of some upgrades and extra... more care but the view out weighs the negative aspects of the unit. The well equipped kitchen and community grills make it possible to have all your meals at the unit, enjoying lanai dinning. Jacqueline is a pleasure to work with and eager to answer your questions. She was the reason we chose the unit the first time ten years ago and have loved every minute of our time there. (Well, we did stay one August and it was a bit warm. lol ) Although we have never met, we feel she is a friend. When booking don't forget the unit is on the third floor and there isn't an elevator. We are both over seventy and managed just fine this year. less
— Micky, Stayed 02/18/2019
Wonderful room with a lanai on two sides which allowed for cool ocean breezes entering the room. The ocean was right below us - waves hitting against the black lava rock - which meant we listened to the waves both day and night. Very quiet... more location. We will stay here again when we are in Kona. The kitchen was supplied with every device you could possibly need. I would suggest, however, that the cleaning crew supply guests spending over a week at the room with more bar soap and toilet paper. Booking fees, cleaning fees, taxes, etc, were added to the room rental fee which added to the final expense. less
— Sam, Stayed 11/22/2018
Best Condo Ever
When we first walked in, our breath was taken away by the space of the condo and then the view from the Lana. The condo had all our needs ready, felt like we were home. Everyone agreed it was the best place they ever stayed!
— Julie, Stayed 09/08/2018
Outstanding place to stay!
If you are looking for an awesome place to stay near Kona, look no further - because you just found it. This place is centrally located and allows you to enjoy the Ocean and also be close to all the attractions on the Big Island... more of Hawaii. This Condo is clean, efficient & spacious and has all the features of a home. It will sleep (4) four people comfortably and has a very large Lanai right outside the sliding glass doors. If you don't want to eat out every night, the fully equipped kitchen has every appliance you need for cooking. If you prefer grilling, there are multiple, clean, new outdoor gas grills on the property. On the inside, the bedrooms & bathrooms are spacious and the entire Condo is modern and has new furniture and decor from local Hawaiian Artists. The location of being on the shore is perfect. No worries of finding a place to park & hike in. The reserved parking is safe, secure & right outside the door. And in case you have not visited Hawaii before, you'll find out this free reserved parking is priceless. It will save you a ton of money & time. Neighboring Condo's charge almost $40 per day for their parking. And pack light, as linens and beach towels are included. There is a washer & dryer right in the Condo & even the laundry detergent is included. If you go snorkeling & need equipment, save the coin for renting or buying it & use what's in the Condo. The little shallow Bay right up the shore is perfect for this & is loaded with Sea Turtles & fish.....a kid's haven. If you are concerned about the property not having air conditioning, don't be. This Condo is on the 3rd floor and is Ocean front. There are (3) three huge sliding glass doors with screens that allow the cool Ocean breeze to come in and the ceiling fans make it very comfortable. And talk about location......this Condo is in a perfect place on Ali'i Drive. There is a shopping plaza with a grocery store within 2 minutes and you can be in the heart on Kona within a short drive. The little stores & Farmer's Markets are great for picking up local Hawaiian items & food. If you like exercise & need a place to run, walk or bicycle - Ali'i Drive is perfect. There is a lane for just this purpose & is a safe route. It is very scenic and includes beach access with parking. If you prefer swimming in a pool, there is a huge "L" shaped pool for all ages. It goes from 1 foot deep to 8 feet deep - making it a kid's paradise. If you need a little break & need a place to rest, try the Condo's Lanai. There is a very comfortable sofa chair that overlooks the Ocean. This property is on the end, so the Lanai wraps around the corner.....absolutely huge. It is perfect for eating outside & don't worry about bugs and insects - as we didn't have a problem at all. Keep a watch out for Dolphins - as we spotted them very close to shore many times. The property owner has done a fantastic job in maintaining the property and checked with us periodically to see if we needed anything. He truly did an awesome job in making us feel right at home. Mahalo. less
— Jason, Stayed 08/20/2018
August in Paradise
We had a wonderful stay in the condo! What an excellent location! My wife mentioned she slept better there than she did at home, woke very morning to the sound of the surf and a few distant birds. Absolute paradise. Love the big lanai, ate... more breakfast out there every morning overlooking the ocean. My only complaint is that we didn’t spend enough time there as we spent so much time out enjoying the island, snorkeling, swimming, diving, hiking, and just having fun. We would definitiely like to come back. Everything was perfect. less
— Phil Dunsmore, Stayed 08/13/2018
Fantastic Condo on the Water in Kona
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... more 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! less
— Ellen, Stayed 04/27/2018
Mar 24 - 31 2018
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... more 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. less
— Jacqueline, Stayed 04/05/2018
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... more 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. less
— Michael, Stayed 03/03/2018
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... more 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. less
— JAMES, Stayed 10/24/2017
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 Homes Jacque Proulx, Owner, Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club, Condo 1-301
Place even better than the photos show, including the best deck ever! Kitchen well stocked, extra bedding, beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards, and more. Owner great to work with.
— Lorna, Stayed 07/17/2017
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... more 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! less
— Louis Martin, Stayed 05/22/2017
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... more especially like the corner, top floor location. It's a bigger, more private unit, with vaulted ceilings. We highly recommend this unit! less
— Janelle, Stayed 04/25/2016
1st time guest
Outstanding time. Our unit was very clean, well furnished, nice furnisher, and all with a terrific view. No complaints and hope to return. Thanks
— donalda bitz, Stayed 03/23/2016
Our stay at 1-301
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.... more 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. less
— Peter & Linda Basey , Stayed 03/02/2016
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... more 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. less
— Les, Stayed 01/14/2016
Beautiful oceanfront condo
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... more 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. less
— Sheila, Stayed 09/09/2015
your condo was very nice with a great view of the ocean; it's localisation was good to go to the beach. we are spend a very nice holidays in hawai
— spangenberg, Stayed 07/22/2015
Location, location, location!
Can't beat the location. With the crashing waves within 60 feet of the lanai, it makes it tough to leave the condo. Well appointed property with everything you may need.
— Thomas N, Stayed 04/27/2015
Awesome Home Away from Home
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... more 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! less
— Kathleen S, Stayed 03/07/2015
Exceptional ambience with peace and quiet!
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... more 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 less
— traveltimekeeper, Stayed 09/21/2014
Privacy and great sunsets on the Kona side
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... more 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! less
— Pamaloha, Stayed 09/11/2014
Unforgettable sunsets, great beach nearby for snorkeling
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... more 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! less
— Mark_vh206, Stayed 08/27/2014
Incredible Sunset Views from the Lanai!
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... more 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. less
— MistChaser, Stayed 06/26/2014
If you want a comfortable, roomy condo with a wonderful view, this is the place for you!
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.... more 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. less
— mhoner, Stayed 05/22/2014
Serenity With a View!
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... more 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! less
— J,K,S, & G, Stayed 04/06/2014
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... more 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. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 11/25/2013
Relaxing home away from home
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... more 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! less
— jenjoy, Stayed 10/21/2013
The most beautiful place on earth!
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... more 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! less
— sony913, Stayed 06/24/2013
This is our second stay at 1-301, love it. From the view to the quiet surroundings, it's a great place.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 05/16/2013
Terrific ironman week
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.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 10/22/2012
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
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... more 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! less
— honeymooner14, Stayed 10/03/2012
Best place to watch a sunset in the evening -
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... more 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. less
— Debra, Stayed 09/22/2012
Wonderful, relaxing condo location
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... more 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. less
— John, Stayed 09/02/2012
Home away from home!
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... more 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 less
— The Hoopers, Stayed 08/21/2012
Best view in project, fantastic "lanai"
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.... more 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). less
— Brian, Stayed 06/19/2012
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... more 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! less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/04/2012
The Perfect Escape!
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... more 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! less
— Kevin Cochrane, Stayed 01/04/2012
A remarkable location.
This was our second stay in 1-301. The unit has a fantastic ocean view, is impeccably maintained and works well for four (4).
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 11/23/2011
Condo in Hawaii
Very nice condo right on the waterfront in Kona/Kailua Hawaii. Spectacular view of the Pacific Coast. Great lanai. Not far from Merriman`s in Waimea, Kona Inn, Bubba`s, Mauna Kea luau, Big Island Grill, and other exciting spots!
— Gary, Stayed 08/10/2011
The Paradise 25th Wedding anniversary We Dreamed Of
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... more 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! less
— Dream Come True 25th Wedding Anniversary Couple, Stayed 06/28/2011
Kk Surf & Racket Club Condo
Condo with it's great view of the ocean and the amenities were above average and everything we were looking for. The club is private and quiet. Perfect for us and we look forward to staying there again!
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 06/12/2011
Great adventures on the Big Island
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... more to explore Hawaii. We will definitely be back. less
— Walt & Sandy, Stayed 05/16/2011
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.... more 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. less
— Nittany Mary, Stayed 03/19/2011
A corner in paradise!
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,... more 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. less
— Andre, Stayed 03/18/2011
Very close to Paradise!
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... more return and this resort/condo would be our first pick. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 10/27/2010
10 days in heaven
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... more great pleasure! Barbara, Daniel and anina from Switzerland less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 09/02/2010
Fantastic Stay in Condo 1-301
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,... more 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!). less
— Mac, Holly, Sam and Ginger, Stayed 04/27/2010
Amazing Sunsets & Ocean Breezes
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... more 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. less
— TheNewMrs.Nazemi!, Stayed 04/15/2010
Privacy while being near the action.
We really enjoyed staying in this 3rd story, ocean front end unit. There was complete privacy, yet we could look down to see the tennis courts to check if the 7am regulars had showed up yet. And of course, it is ocean front so you... more can really enjoy the sounds and smells of the ocean, as well as the great sunsets. We enjoyed walking to snorkeling, playing tennis, and going to the farmer's market for fresh produce (it would have been nice to have a salad spinner to wash the lettuce). Everything in the unit was clean. It was very well-stocked with dishes, utensils, etc. The only non-working item was the CD/radio player. We are looking forward to staying at this unit next year. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/15/2010
The nicest Condo
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,... more 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. less
— DerGisel, Stayed 04/15/2010
Whales and relaxation
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... more 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. less
— Jasper, Stayed 02/17/2010
Ocean Front with Privacy
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... more snorkeling. We cooked all our meals so we could enjoy more time on the lanai watching sunsets and whales. The home is well maintained with all the amenities you would need for your stay. The only negative comment I could make was about the ants in the kitchen. Keeping it clean was a must. If all renters did this it would be less of a problem so I didn't let this reflect on my opinion of the condo. Also, be warned of the toe jamming bed frame. We are already planning our next trip to the Big Island and will try to book 1301 for our stay. Rusty and Mickey Boggess San Antonio, Texas Jan 22-27, 20010 less
— golfnuts, Stayed 02/12/2010
Another wonderful stay!
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... more 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. less
— Bill and Theresa, Stayed 02/07/2010
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... more many restaurants and sights. less
— Texans from Cowtown, Stayed 02/04/2010
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... more 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. less
— Kona Joe, Stayed 01/13/2010
Paradise in 1-301
We, my husband, dad, and I, had a wonderful stay in this awesome 3rd floor, corner unit condo. It was spacious and very well appointed (including snorkel gear--masks & fins, surf shoes,boogie boards,tennis rackets, picnic cooler, beach towels), and a drop-dead view of the rugged... more 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. less
— M&D&C, Stayed 01/07/2010
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... more 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. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 01/07/2010
A condo with everything!
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... more 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! less
— chowjc888, Stayed 12/17/2009
Fabulous oceanfront condo with wrap around lanai
We had a wonderful time on our visit. Loved sitting on the lanai and listening to the ocean and watching the sunsets. The condo is well equipped and nicely maintained.
— ccshurph, Stayed 10/07/2009
A+ Condo, Perfect Location
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... more 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. less
— G&L, Stayed 09/03/2009
Fabulous Elopement/Honeymoon Retreat
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... more 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. less
— Donna & Kevin, Stayed 07/28/2009
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... more 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. less
— Canadians, Stayed 07/28/2009
Had a wonderful stay here
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.... more We would come back here in a minute! less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 06/23/2009
We really enjoyed our stay. The condo was equiped with everything you could want and was very comfortable. Loved the view!!!!!
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 05/31/2009
Tranquility on the Big Island
Enjoyed the privacy and quiet fo the top floor corner unit. Lots of time was spent enjoying the views from the lanai. All my needs were met from a blender and plenty of ice for party drinks to beach chairs and towels for on the... more water activities. less
— visitor from the great northwest, Stayed 05/30/2009
Great location and enjoyed being so close to the ocean. Condo was large and clean. You are able to get to most sites within two hours (Volcano and Hilo) We had two couple and we found the property to be very comfortable and the sunsets... more were nice. less
— George, Stayed 05/29/2009
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... more 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. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 05/22/2009
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... more 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. less
— TravelingSuz, Stayed 04/22/2009
Great Apartment & Facilities
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... more 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! less
— ALH, Stayed 04/16/2009
Great family vacation rental!
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... more 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! less
— xmommy, Stayed 04/16/2009
Perfect Vacation in Hawaii
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... more home. It was as close to perfect a vacation as we could have hoped for. By far the best part is sitting on the lanai watching the whales (and they were very active when we were there) and the boats - away from all the tourists downtown. We spent a day at Volcano National Park and a day trip to Waimea & Hilo and had a suitcase full of coffee, macadamia nuts, and t-shirts to show for it but one week is all too short a time to spend out here. I guess it eases the pain of leaving knowing that we can come back - so I'm tempted to leave a negative review so we can have the place all to ourselves for the next time. less
— Jasper from Edmonton, Stayed 04/02/2009
Best of Kona
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... more hope to do it again next year. Thank you. Phil and Laurie Nelson less
— phillip nelson, Stayed 04/02/2009
78-6800 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, HI, 96740, US