Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club 1-306
2 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo
Best oceanfront location in Kona with sunset views year round. Watch whales right from your condo during the winter months and fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the ocean. 30 Seconds from Blender to Ocean Private Top Floor Corner Condo with Best Views
21 Guest Reviews
GREAT place but the TV, Dvd, and sound system need attention!!
Such a great place, in so many ways. Lovely location, classy décor, quiet with only the crashing waves making lovely sounds. This was our 2nd stay. The one frustration was wasted vacation time in trying to get the DVD player to work, having the property... more mgr not arrive on time, wasting 3 hours delaying with the mgr schedule as well as 2 frustrating evenings trying to get the system to work and then...it not working well due to sound feedback thru the sound system. Sounds like a minor thing but when you set aside nights, and rent DVDs to watch, it is an unneeded frustration. We never did get to watch the movie. The sound distortion was too much and the remote would not let us turn on the closed captioned. Get this fixed for the next guest!!!! less
— thomas, Stayed 06/03/2019
We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us for the second time. We have installed a simpler DVD to one of the other TV’s. Sorry the Bose system was such a problem for you to operate and appreciate your feedback. Mahalo
Beautiful, well located, oceanfront unit.
My wife and I had a wonderful stay in this unit. It was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed. The Lanai was huge and we spent a lot of time on it, enjoying the beautiful ocean view and listening to the sound of the... more surf. We prepared meals regularly in the kitchen and ate our meals out on the Lanai. So enjoyable and relaxing. There is a very nice grocery store right around the corner so it was never a hassle to get anything we needed. Our visit was in early May and the temps were in the 70's in the morning and evening and in the mid 80's during the day. There were always gentle trade winds off the ocean and consequently the unit was always comfortable despite having no A/C. I would happily rent this unit again. less
— James, Stayed 05/27/2019
Best place we ever stayed!
Sunsets, palm trees, open air set condo. Really enjoyed ourselves! Best place we've ever stayed. Looking forward to coming back!
— Bobbi, Stayed 04/03/2019
The condo was a great location and was perfect for our family of three. Our favorite part was breakfast and happy hour on the lanai with the absolutely incredible view. You can't get any closer to the ocean!
— Jan, Stayed 10/16/2018
Condo was very nice with a spectacular view. Short walk to good snorkeling and turtle watching from land. Only issue was the no A/C. Went in September and trade winds did not blow the week we were there. Very hot and humid. Tough sleeping. Still... more beautiful sunsets and condo had all the small things needed for cooking, and enjoying drinks on the porch. less
— Tedd, Stayed 10/15/2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The condo is lovely, beautifully maintained and I really appreciated how nicely equipped the kitchen is. Local contact was very helpful and responsive. The welcome basket of local fruit, artisan preserves and Kona coffee is a very nice touch. Only... more negative was we had very hot weather, so lack of AC was a problem. less
— Katherine, Stayed 09/17/2018
The condo was spacious, clean, nicely furnished, secured. The beds were comfortable, and also the couch. Impressed by the view of the ocean, but the vog made it difficult to enjoy. Unfortunately, we were unable to make more use of the condo because of our... more family reunion, but we were pleased with what we paid for. Thank you! less
— Anita N, Stayed 08/05/2018
Beautiful Keauhou condo
What a beautiful condo! The wrap around lanai allows you to totally enjoy the views and breezes of Kailua-Kona. This condo has everything you need (except beach chairs); towels, cooler, snorkel gear. and a well-furnished kitchen. It is convenient to Kailua town with a great... more snorkeling beach just a short drive away. It is exactly as pictured. Gorgeous! less
— Judy, Stayed 07/01/2018
The condo was everything that was advertised. The view was wonderful and the accommodations were great. I would stay again. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
— Mary, Stayed 05/11/2018
Had the best time ever at this wonderful condo. Everything was exactly as described and more. It felt like our home and not just a rental. The condo offers great views, comfortable beds, beach gear, games, lots of attraction information. The pool and grounds were... more very well cared for. It was absolutely perfect. A special thanks to Brandon the local contact who went above and beyond to make our stay just right. less
— C Jones, Stayed 04/04/2018
The condo is exactly like the pictures, It is wonderfully decorated, very clean and well equipped. The large kitchen has everything to make a meal. Lots of beach equipment, towels, TV's, movies and board games. The lanai is large with lots or seating areas to... more enjoy the fabulous view and listen to the waves. I LOVED my stay and will return as soon as I can. less
— Donna, Stayed 03/30/2018
Location Location Location
WE have been coming to 1-306 for many years. There simply couldn't be better location for enjoying the ocean.In our mid 70's we find the furniture in the living room uncomfortable ( big with lots of pillows). It isn't a problem, though, as you really... more want to be outside on the lanai as much as possible. Perfect spot to enjoy and early morning coffee or the sunset with a mai tai in hand. The l shaped lanai is perfect for enjoying the sun.Part of it is exposed from 10:00 on but there is always some shade. The kitchen is equipped well for a rental and there are some basics (oils and spices) in the cupboards. We usually bring a sharp chef's knife and paring knife of our own as we like to cook . A good selection of fresh fish at the local market (KTA) which is very close by and at the fish market in downtown Kailua. The unit is spacious for one couple and comfortable for two couples . The third floor walk up is good exercise but could be a challenge for handicapped. Several excellent restaurants in the Keauhou shopping center. Our personal favorite is Kenichi which has a wonderful selection of sashimi and sushi rolls and great martinis! The adjoining Kona Country Club golf course has been upgraded over the years and is now a very well kept enjoyable course with unique ocean and lava holes. Check on their website (KonaCountryclub.com) for special afternoon rates. Since the condo units are built on the rocks there is no beach on the property, but a well hidden path around the fence at the north end of the townhouses opens onto a very private adjoining beach, and a wonderful snorkeling and boarding area is one half mile north on Alii Drive at a very popular local park. It's the perfect place to enjoy the best of Hawaii. less
— PAUL, Stayed 02/03/2018
Outstanding again! This was our second time to KKSRC and it was awesome! The condo was just as described and views were beyond imagination! Everything you need is in the condo and it is so easy to drive to Kona and surrounding area. The grounds... more are beautiful and so well maintained. We are booking again for next year already. less
— Andrew, Stayed 11/18/2017
Loved this condo. Awsome ocean views with beautiful lanai. Love listening to the waves at night...so relaxing. We will be back! Only complaint was we did not stay long enough!
— Michael and Judy, Stayed 11/12/2017
Killer View and breezes
Condo was exactly as represented. Well equipped. Everything worked great. It was our first time to Big Island, we stayed for a week and wished we stayed another week. Great pool, lush grounds, quiet place to relax.
— ROBERT, Stayed 10/12/2017
Great location. Nice and clean. Air conditioning would have been great. While when booking we knew it didnt have air, sleeping at night was pretty hot.
— Denise, Stayed 09/28/2017
Great value for the money
Beautiful condo. Can't beat the view. Better view than the Mauna Lani hotel at $530 per night.
— Carl, Stayed 08/16/2017
Beautiful as pictured, but not the vacations of our dreams.
Let me just say, the place itself was lovely. Spacious, beautifully decorated, incredible views, I could go on and on. We were first blown away by how incredible the wrap around balcony was, and how you are right above the water. There was lots of... more seating outside and in. We received a welcome basket of local produce and such which was super sweet touch. So before I reveal why I am giving this place 3 stars, let me just say the unit itself was really nice, and looks like everything you see in photos. We were disappointed that there was no water/beach access from the unit. We were hoping from the pictures to be able to walk right outside and be on a beach, but the water is below some lava rocks and is not accessible for swimming. Had I known that, I probably would not have stayed there, since the most important thing to us when going on a beach holiday is easily accessing the beach. That said, the view was beautiful for viewing, and probably even for fishing. If driving quite close to beaches is good enough for you, don't let my comment deter you from staying. The community does have a pool, but we aren't pool people. My wife and I are very clean. We are not the type to ever leave food out, or eat breakfast in bed, or make crumbs that we don't immediately clean up. We are coming from the city and realize how easily unwanted critters can appear, so this practice was not new to us. This place appeared quite clean upon arrival and we were delighted about that. However it did not take long for us to discover that no matter how clean you are, you will be living amongst the roaches, ants, lizards, and in our case, even in our case; a dead bird in the kitchen. The ants and lizards didn't bother us a bit, we assumed there would be some element of nature inside, seeing as it is a tropical climate and to some extent it is unavoidable. The cockroaches however, were a different story. There were small roaches IN the bed, and MASSIVE ones that scurried across the floor. The massive ones were about three inches long (not including antenna, think the size of an adult thumb) and were absolutely terrifying to find. At one point when I couldn't take it anymore, I called the owner to complain, and she told me that has never happened before and that she would send a cleaning crew first thing in the morning. (After the cleaning person came, we found the bed to be cleaner, but still found giant cockroaches scurrying across the floor.) Perhaps that was true. Perhaps that people who stayed prior to us were just super messy and invited a mess of unwanted critters that decided to extend their stay. If that if the case, then please disregard this part of the review, because I don't want to assume that this unit typically is infested - but it was our experience. Lastly, the bathrooms get super hot. There were windows that could be opened in both bathrooms to let in a breeze, but the screens were not lined up correctly and we already had enough issues with bugs. We opted to keep those closed, and deal with the sauna-like conditions. I hate to leave a negative review, because honestly the place itself was pretty. Provided they bug-bomb the place and fix the bathroom screens I would absolutely recommend the unit. less
— Christine, Stayed 06/12/2017
Return to Paradise
We stayed at this terrific condo for 3 weeks in April-May 2017. The following are some of the highlights we would like to share: +This is a top floor end unit with 180 degree magnificent oceanfront view. The view is additionally enhanced by the wonderful... more tropical coconut palms and marvelous landscaping. +Floor plan-Open beam ceilings with outstanding, open floor plan, with the majority of the living area, including the master bedroom, facing out onto the ocean. +Very quiet unit-The only sounds to be heard was that of the ocean, the rustling of the palms in a delightful breeze, and the birds singing in the morning. +Leslie, the manager is very service oriented and was outstanding. She treats this condo as if she was the owner. She is the best. Thanks again Leslie. +The Keauhou surf and racket club is a great, perfectly maintained gated community. It is conveniently located about 2 miles or so south of Kona. +There are several Farmer's markets, but our favorite Farmer's Market is located in the middle of Kona on Alii dr. It is open Tuesdays and Thursdays. You will find an incredible selection of fresh tropical fruit, vegetables, flowers and a nice selection of gifts. +With regards to restaurants in Kona, Huggos, on the oceanfront, in the middle of the settlement was our favorite. For a really special treat, we highly recommend the amazing buffet breakfast or brunch at Four Seasons, Hualalai Resort. This resort is located on the oceanfront about 10 miles north of Kona. In addition to the out of this world food, the resort is gorgeous and worth the visit alone. We have made many trips to the Hawaiian Islands since the 1960s. We rank this visit at the top. We plan to return. Ben & Cathy less
— Ben, Stayed 05/21/2017
My daughter and I stayed in Condo 1-306 during the week of April 4-11. The condo itself is lovely and the view from the lanai is spectacular any time of day or evening. Being on the third floor provides a lot privacy. Be prepared though,... more there is no elevator. It was wonderful to leave the windows and doors open at night, especially in the master bedroom, and feel the gentle breezes and hear the ocean splashing against the rocks below. The kitchen is very well stocked and we were surprised to find many condiments in the fridge that had been left by previous guests, none of which had expired. Be sure to check the fridge as well as the cupboard containing a large variety of spices before you head for the market! Having a full size washer and dryer in the master bath was a real plus. The condo's location is just 5 minutes from the Keauhou Village shopping center where you will find a market, Long's Drugs and several great restaurants. If you love pasta/pizza, be sure to go to Bianelli's! We had a wonderful time and we're already planning another visit next year. Of course, we plan to stay in Condo 1-306 again. less
— Sandra, Stayed 04/26/2017
Great location, great property
We originally booked this property through VRBO so it because very confusing when we tried to access our reservation through them after we paid our deposit, only to find that the property (through the VRBO number we had) no longer existed. However, we contacted the... more owner and straightened it out. The property is located on Ali'i Drive which is amazing. At the furthest end from the entertainment area so it is a very long walk if that is your plan. Close to a great (affordable) grocery store, a couple of restaurants, etc. There was nothing that we didn't have provided that we needed. It was exactly as explained in the description. The pool area has been redone and very nice, the bbq area is perfect. All in all it was exactly as expected and couldn't have asked for more. Bedding, towels, beach chairs, kitchen supplies, laundry facilities - all was provided. Leslie was easy to deal with and get in touch with. less
— Audra, Stayed 04/01/2017
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