Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club 177, Kailua-Kona Big Island
2 Bedroom Oceanfront Townhome
Direct Oceanfront Location Free Wireless High Speed Internet Fully Equipped Kitchen & Washer/Dryer Private Oceanfront Lanai Oceanfront Master Bedroom Optional AC Main Floor Only
104 Guest Reviews
Well appointed townhouse in a great location
Great townhouse in a wonderful location directly ocean front. It was very peaceful listening to the giant waves crash on the lava rocks. Saw a couple of whales and enjoyed the beautiful visiting birds. Grounds are nicely landscaped, large inviting pool, nicely decorated Aloha style... more condo. Had everything amenity and kitchen wise that you would need, plenty of linens, towels, and toiletries. Very affordable price. Only slight complaint is AC temp couldn’t be adjusted or maybe I just couldn’t figure out how to do it. The attic fan helps to cool the place at night. Would definitely recommend this place to others and would stay here again. They also left a very nice welcoming basket of goodies which was very thoughtful! less
— Heidi, Stayed 02/18/2020
Great location! But the unit needs a new interior paint job.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The location is fabulous. We saw lots of whales and dolphins from our unit. However, the unit needs a new interior paint job as the paint is very "well used." The place was very, very comfortable with all the... more amenities in place. We appreciated having our own private corner of Kona. less
— lynn, Stayed 02/10/2020
Home base for adventure
We have stayed at Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club and will do so again. All of the elements for a great stay are present at this location. Besides being oceanfront, visitors should take note that the condos are in the midst of historic and... more cultural ruins. Please take our comments as constructive. When we stayed in November there was an heat wave and because we had opted out of air conditioning, there were some uncomfortably hot afternoons. We suggest that the air conditioning be available at no charge year-round, perhaps included in a higher rental fee. With the higher rental fee the lanai could be repaired. We found this location to be an excellent home base for our island adventures. less
— Richard, Stayed 11/19/2019
Great place on the bluffs
I really liked this place for how reasonable the price was . Yeah it was a little hot upstairs but they had plenty of fans upstairs and an attic fan , slept great ! I would definitely stay here again ! The pool was great... more for the kids and the location was perfect based on everything to do is so close to town! “The poke shack “ down the street is incredible! “Shaka tacos “ 10 mins south is awesome as well for fish tacos “ less
— Justin, Stayed 10/15/2019
Perfect place to stay
First we arrived, we have got a welcome Local gift fruits which the taste was so fabulous! (Having it right away).We were there for 3 nights. The location was just perfect! By the sea view, nice outdoor space for chilling (tip: just bring mosquitos spray).... more The house having every thing; good kitchen, laundry, bathrooms are so cute! Decorate, towels are plenty! Thank you for your place, we’ve got a wonderful vacation in Hawai’i :) less
— Korranis, Stayed 09/18/2019
We stayed in this condo for the Kona side of our vacation end of June. Condo is clean and well appointed. Beds are comfy. Upstairs was very hot, but we did find an attic fan at the end, wasn't mentioned in any paperwork or signs... more in house. Didn't use because was leaving that day. The breeze did come in at night to cool things down a bit. Downstairs was cool due to AC. Our friends stayed in another unit, same condos. They had a corner unit. If staying in this area again, I would do a corner unit, better breeze, open patio and they had a better view because no ocean wall. Overall, though, really nice to be right on the water, right by the pool (which was wonderful and warm) and great middle location to downtown Kona and the snorkel spots further south. only bad is that this owner will not communicate at all. Once you have a reservation, there is another contact that I was finally able to reach. less
— Shelley, Stayed 07/31/2019
Nice condo--but some disappoinments
Easy to find with good access info and great location. A couple of problems--the AC was pitifully undersized for the unit. Yes, it says the main floor, but it was not clear that that unit would not cool the entire house. So we slept on... more the floor on cushions on the first floor. That was a major disappointment--in spite of the way the listing was worded--which was not clear. The rest was fine--terrace, location, cleanliness--all good. The booking was charged to our credit card from a place I'd never heard of, so there was confusing the week before over a 'mysterious' charge that turned out to be the condo charge. Why not just make it clear for people? less
— Dean, Stayed 06/27/2019
This was our first time in Kona as we usually stay in Maui when visiting Hawaii. We loved this condo for many reasons. The ocean view was amazing. The condo was clean, the kitchen was well stocked and the beds were comfortable. Our only gripe... more was that the downstairs furniture in our opinion was not comfortable. Although we didn't spend much time indoors. That being said, we will definitely return and would recommend this condo to others! less
— Jacqueline, Stayed 06/15/2019
Beautiful Condo in a Great Location
This was our first visit to Hawaii and picked this clean & beautiful condo. The location is perfect, close to a grocery store and walking distance from a public beach. There is a clean pool on the grounds that we used as well. Thank you... more Roger and Kathryn for sharing your condo with us. We will be back! less
— Cheryl, Stayed 06/09/2019
The townhouse is in a great oceanfront location. Great for a family of 4.
— Lorie, Stayed 04/04/2019
Our Happy Place in Kona
This was our 6th visit to Kona and our 4th stay at Kona Surf and Racquet Club. Nothing beats the sound of the surf and the breeze for a relaxing time. The location is central to all activities you would choose to do. We always... more rush “home” though to be sure we are sitting on the lanai to witness the amazing sunsets. less
— Thomas, Stayed 03/28/2019
Great location, with amazing views of the Pacific. Couldn't ask for a closer place to the water. During the winter you may actually "feel" waves as they crash on the rocks. 8min walk (2min drive) to a great snorkeling beach and 4miles to town. Unit... more was very clean and stocked (including beach chairs, cooler and boogie boards). Bring your tennis racquet as there are 3 lit courts on the property next to the large pool. We did not use the BBQ facilities, but have done so in the past to great delight. Wifi worked well and having laundry and A/C in the unit was great. Patio needs a little work, but fine for sitting out, enjoying a beverage while watching the sunset. There are units on either side so not a lot of windo lighting, but who wants to spend time indoors while on vacation. Plenty of room for my family of 4. Overall a great visit. Would definitely recommend the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club. less
— JAdrian, Stayed 03/11/2019
Kona Surf and Racquet Club
Location is fabulous. Arrival and departure was simple and straightforward. Everything was clean and ready for us. The unit was well appointed and very comfortable.
— Brian, Stayed 03/06/2019
Simple and comfortable
The condo was small but had everything we needed to have a relaxing stay on the big island. We tried several times to contact the host with small questions we had before we arrived but the host never responded. While this didn’t ruin our trip... more it was a little frustrating to feel ignored. The basket of fruit waiting for us when we arrived was a nice touch. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of beach towels and beach supplies at the condo for us to use which was great. The lanai floor is in rough shape but it was still completely functional and has a fantastic view of the shoreline with waves literally crashing right outside the door. Because this condo is ocean front with few shade trees the afternoon sun makes the upstairs really hot. I would definitely recommend using th AC. I was glad to see that the complex had installed lights for the tennis court this year so we could play tennis after dark. The courts here are excellent. less
— Erin, Stayed 01/20/2019
During our staying for a week, the roof was being unexpectedly repaired, but as a whole my impression was excellent.
— Hiroshi, Stayed 01/19/2019
Ocean front getaway
This condo was amazing! Right on the ocean. We slept in the master bedroom with the sounds of ocean all night. Great location and easy access.
— Christopher, Stayed 11/11/2018
Pay for AC
Hi All, This was an amazing place, I realized that I never got back to you about this. During our stay, we used the AC there that I don't believe that I paid for. Can you please let me know how much and how do... more I pay for this? Regards, Amit less
— Amit, Stayed 11/04/2018
I would have given a 0 star rating but that wasn't an option
I booked travel to stay in this condo in order to pick up and register a vehicle that I had shipped from the mainland to Kona. I ended up canceling my trip due to a delay shipping the vehicle from the mainland. In other words,... more the vehicle wasn't going to arrive during my stay, so I didn't need to be in Kona. I contacted the owner via email on Sep 10, 2018 to notify her that I needed to cancel my stay which was scheduled for Oct 4-11, 2018 (I canceled 23 days in advance of check in). Since my stay was supposed to happen right before the 2018 Ironman World Championship in Kona on Oct 13 (when lodging in Kona is nearly impossible to find), I asked if she would cancel my reservation on the Aloha Condos website immediately to see if she got another booking, which would enable her to refund the cost of my trip without any money out of her pocket. I followed up with the owner 4 times by email and phone between Sep 10-Sep 25, 2018 and never received a single response, and I still haven't heard from her. My husband died several years ago during an international vacation, and since that horrific event, I have purchased trip insurance w/a cancel for any reason upgrade for all international trips and all non-refundable domestic lodging, and this trip was no exception. Given the owner's complete lack of responsiveness to my attempted communications, I have no reason to believe that she will be responsive to any communication from the trip insurance provider either. I filed a claim with the trip insurance provider nearly a month ago (Arch RoamRight), and other than confirming that they received the claim, I have heard nothing from them either. So long story short, if you're looking to book this townhouse and you want or need to communicate with the owner, I highly recommend you look elsewhere. I own a vacation rental property in Kona (which was booked at the time I needed to be in Kona to pick up the vehicle). There is no way that any guest who had paid to stay in my property would have experienced anything like this. When a guest pays an owner $$, the least the owner can do is respond to communication from the guest. To do otherwise is a lack of courtesy and respect. less
— Monique, Stayed 10/28/2018
The townhouse was great. It had everything I needed for a comfortable stay, including towels, hairdryer and all necessary kitchen appliances and utensils. It was convenient to Kona and all parts of the island. Definitely hope to return in the near future.
— Janet, Stayed 10/27/2018
Comfort and Views!!!
We loved staying at this condo!! It is on the quieter side of Ali’i drive. The condo had everything we needed and the bed is SUPER comfy!! The back porch is amazing to experience the sounds of the ocean.
— Krista, Stayed 10/06/2018
Kona Visit June 4 - 7
The unit was perfect, I also loved the fruit basket and consumed it all during my stay. I didn't spend much time in the unit due to reunion activities but it was especially nice to fall asleep with the sound of the waves hitting the... more shoreline. It reminded of my days at the Puako beach house during the summer months. less
— Roy, Stayed 06/15/2018
Due to the volcano we were on the edge to CANCEL! I am so glad that we didn’t and that we did go on this much needed vacay! This place was our home away from home we enjoyed every minute of our stay here! The... more views were very pretty, the ocean right out the back door and out your window at night was the bomb! And the swimming pool my kids just was in heaven... YES we will return and we will recommend this house #177. We will be there again soon! less
— Sherry, Stayed 06/06/2018
Location best feature
Cute cozy unit. You can’t beat oceanfront location, proximity to pool & grills, beds were comfy, kitchen well stocked. However the unit could use some repairs inside, deck area & issues with lights/fans, air conditioner looked in poor condition even though we didn’t use. With... more these issues gone it would have been perfect. Mahalo less
— Lisa, Stayed 03/24/2018
Mahalo for your input. The items noted have been repaired, including new ceiling fans and lights in all bedrooms. The unit dry wall was repaired with new corner beading that will no longer rust. The wooden window sills that were showing their age due to the salt water were replaced with silestone. The window unit AC, which cools only the downstairs living area, was also replaced with a new unit. The condo was painted from top to bottom. The repair on the lanai tile is scheduled to be done this coming May of 2018. In addition, a new dishwasher was installed. All linens were swapped for new linens and a new California King Mattress is now in place. Some of the side table lamps were swapped for new along with a new teak coffee table in the living room. In addition, new screens were put on all windows. It is back to a much better state than upon your arrival and for that we apologize, as we have not been able to be onsite for awhile due to my Mom being in hospice care in our home for the last 2 plus years.
Don't have high expectations. Cockroaches anyone?
Although this condo promotes ocean front, the ocean is at least 50 feet in front the condo back patio across jagged lava rocks and unaccessible. Because this condo unit is at the end of the row within this condo development, your actually farther away from... more the ocean as you need to drive somewhere if you want ocean access. The view is nice but most likely not what you're expecting from the description and photos. Hearing the ocean at night can be soothing, however, the loud crashes from the waves against the rocks can be very loud and alarming if you are light sleeper, keeping you up at night. I was very sad to find out the air conditioning unit does not work. There is a large vent fan that you can turn on to flush air out of the unit but if it's hot outside, it just sucks the hot humid air in. There is no air conditioning in this unit that works despite what the descriptions says. There were a infinite number of cockroaches throughout the kitchen and bedrooms. They didn't seem to be too concerned we were around. We stayed at another condo near by and didn't have any issues but this unit had more that we could count. On a positive note, the bed in the master was extremely comfortable and the price is fair. Hope this helps! less
— Justin, Stayed 02/08/2018
Mahalo for your input. We apologize for misunderstanding that oceanfront meant direct access to the beach or having easy access in/out of the surf’s edge. While we do have guests and see locals jump from the lava rock into the Ocean, we do not recommend this to any of our guests as there is not an easy access to get back out of the water and with the waves, it can be dangerous. This condo is truly Oceanfront and is about as close to the ocean as you can get to without being on a boat and with that you can get the lovely sounds of the surf at night and should there be a storm out in the Pacific, you can also experience larger surf and with that you will hear the sound of the waves crashing. Being this close you can see dolphins and turtles easily from the lanai as well as whales, when they are around the islands, as there is a large drop off with the ocean about 20 feet from the lava’s edge. We had one guest watch the birthing of a baby whale a few years ago!! There is a pebble beach on the North side of the Surf and Racquet, where you can go out and find Hawaiian petroglyphs; however this beach is not a good place for anyone to go swimming due to the lava and currents. The nearest beach by walking is about 12 to 15 minutes at a normal walking pace and by car just minutes away, which is Kahaluu Beach Park which is great for snorkeling, but like many beaches on the Big Island, it has small pebbles versus sand. The large vent fan works well when the trades are blowing (meaning the island is not as humid) to bring in the cooler air from outside in the evening after the sunsets, however when the trades stop and the humidity rises on the island, it can be warmer than normal and it will not help much as you have noted. The AC in the downstairs living room was replaced and works to keep this area cool; however it will not cool down the bedrooms which are on the second floor. The unit is routinely sprayed and the comment noted here was surprise as we have rarely had guests complain about cockroaches in the last 10+ years we have owned the townhome. The other item noted about cockroaches is truly dependent upon on the lanai doors being kept open (especially in the early evening hours near sunset) and food items not being put away in the kitchen, as in the tropics, these two things will lead to more bugs in most condos that are not located in a high rise units. While we recommend that all food items be placed into the refrigerator once opened, to remove the trash daily and ensure all dishes are washed, not everyone follows these tips, which unfortunately can lead to a guest having more unexpected visitors. After all it is the trpoics, and in the tropics there are more bugs.
Scenic ocean views
This is our fourth year at Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Townhouse 177. We are very disappointed in the current condition of the townhouse. The townhouse has lost its "Aloha" feeling. Also identified some safety issues that I've shared with owner and local contact. The... more grounds of the complex are beautiful and well maintained. less
— Kathleen, Stayed 02/06/2018
Mahalo for your input – we apologize for the condition of the townhome during your stay. We have sadly not been able to be there this past year and a half due to my Mom being in our home in hospice which resulted in some of the items we normally manage not getting done. The items you noted have been fixed including the damaged drywall and all ceiling fans are new and functioning better than the old ones that were in the condo. The Lanai tile is scheduled to be replaced in May 2018. Lastly, we have a new island contact who exudes the Aloha spirit and is able to be much more responsive to addressing concerns raised by guests in a timely fashion.
Amazing Views, Beautiful Townhome, Very Comfortable
Title says it all. The pictures on the website were beautiful, but were not as breathtaking as being there in person. The unit was well equipped for both the two of us and for entertaining. We were there with a group for an anniversary party... more and enjoyed sunset on the lanai both by ourselves and with the group. The welcome basket was much appreciated. We walked to the beach and snorkeled there more than once. Plus the sites in and around Kona made this an ideal base for our week on the island. We highly recommend the night snorkel with the Mantas, it can't happen anywhere else in the world and seeing them from Ray's on the Beach during dinner was very cool. Thank you for sharing your townhome, when we come back to Kona we will seek it out again. less
— Jim & Sue Graham, Stayed 11/27/2017
AC desperately needed
The townhome itself was great, but with no AC upstairs, it was unbearably hot, which made for 3 miserable nights. At the end of Oct., the temps should have been in the mid-70's but they were in the mid- to high-80's with a lot of... more humidity. My son slept on the couch downstairs with the AC, so sleeping comfort left a lot to be desired for both of us. On the positive side, the oceanside view was great, the amenities were very good, parking was easy, and it is a beautiful area. Put AC upstairs and it would be wonderful. less
— Valere, Stayed 11/10/2017
This unit is part of a beautiful resort right overlooking the Pacific Ocean offering amazing sunsets night after night. It is well furnished with extremely comfortable master bed . The kitchen has all the amenities you can dream of. On the downside the air conditioning... more unit is noisy and located on the main floor it really should be located on the top floor as this is where you really need it when you sleep. The unit is beat up it would need several renovations but it is clean and we felt welcome. Thanks to the owner and their administrators. Mahalo. less
— Martin, Stayed 09/04/2017
on the ocean a great view
We recently stayed for one week, and my son and family stayed next door,also. The view was great with the ocean patio, and the condo very nicely appointed with everything necessary for a happy week. lock key easy entry. would highly recommend.
— lajuana, Stayed 07/20/2017
Pros and cons of Townhome 177
We loved the privacy of sitting on the terrace of unit 177, watching the ocean and sometimes the whales and dolphins. The ocean view from both floors of the condo feels like being on a boat. The waves were a bit load a few nights... more during our stay of 3 weeks and we had to put on ear plugs. The other nights were just lovely. This unit is very nicely decorated, has lots of amenities for the kitchen and bathrooms (shampoo, soap, scottowel, etc.). The living room sofas are new and very comfortable, the beds and pillows are also very good quality. On the minus side, our emails were left unanswered during some time from the owners (regarding A/C problem, it took about 10 days). Also, the years are showing on the walls and a new coat of white paint would bring light and freshness. Overall, we loved Unit 177 and we recommend it. less
— Luc, Stayed 03/28/2017
All the comforts of home but with a WOW factor
Was pleasantly surprised at the care taken to make this a home away from home for us. Everything you could need was supplied for your stay except the food. When they said ocean side, I was not expecting to have waves crashing and splashing so... more close, and it was wonderful. Only downside was that we paid for air conditioning, but the little a/c unit did nothing to cool the room and no a/c in the bedrooms. So don't bother to pay extra for it. less
— Wendy, Stayed 02/28/2017
It's Ocean Side, But...
My wife and I stayed at Townhome 177 for 4 nights in early Feb and thoroughly enjoyed the time spent at the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club complex. In fact we stayed in a condo unit next door the following week when friends came... more over for another 10 days. 177 is a nice unit, well equipped, clean, and sits oceanside. The latter trait presented a problem for us. The first floor lanai area feels like sitting in an office cubicle, giving one a tunnel-vision view of the lava rock retaining wall. The view from the upstairs bedroom was great, but sitting on the lanai wasn't. One other small complaint centered on the fan system. I have no problem with fans and they worked properly, except the kitchen and bath ones. We worked around them as the on-site manager said they were working on correcting the problem. The unit is starting to show it's age but this is typical of condos of a certain age in the rough, damp, humid climate of Hawaii. And the surf pounding the shoreline would transfer through the lava based foundation and noticeably shake the building. I can imagine that this would be of concern for some people. Overall I feel the items mentioned are not great concerns and we had a wonderful time. The Surf & Racquet Club is a gated community, quiet, clean, grounds well-maintained, with a small mall just up the hill. Although located about 5 miles south of the main tourist area of downtown Kailua-Kona, the complex is located on Alii Drive which provides quick access to the sights and sounds of West Hawai'i. less
— Kent, Stayed 02/20/2017
Condo #177. Excellent!
We spent a week in condo #177 in February.. The grounds for the surf and racquet club were kept very well. It was clean, with nicely landscaped common areas. The condo itself was spotless when we moved in for our 8 day stay. The unit... more was very well appointed and everything worked as it should. This is ocean front, if you are a light sleeper, you may have trouble with the constant waves crashing on the volcanic rocks below.. it didn't bother me, I slept great, but hubby didn't sleep as well. It was no fault of the bed, it was very comfortable. The fans and the open windows kept the condo at a perfect temp. We used the pool which was also very clean, the tennis courts look very well maintained although we didn't use them. Also used the BBQ in the common area, it was it good repair and clean. Enjoyed and used the coolers, beach chairs and boogie board. The owner has thought of everything that we needed. The mostly private beach just a quick walk to the north is a treasure. We liked the location, the privacy, watching the whales and the dolphins. But the star here is the pounding ocean right outside of your lanai.. less
— Joy B. , Stayed 02/20/2017
Amazing Sunset & Surf Views from Townhouse 177
Aloha. This was our third trip to the Big Island and stay at Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet townhouse 177. This trip was a wonderful break from our snow shoveling chores over the last few weeks.The townhouse was very clean. We appreciated the updates in... more the kitchen & living room. When we weren't snorkeling, walking or sight seeing, our time was spent on the lanai enjoying the terrific surf. The fruit basket was welcoming and greatly appreciated. We enjoy the grounds of Keauhou Surf & Racquet, lots of beautiful flowers & trees. Walking to the black sand beach, looking for the petroglyphs at low tide or enjoying a glass of wine at sunset, add to our wonderful experience. We love this location & hope to be back. Mahalo less
— Kathleen, Stayed 02/01/2017
Cozy and Clean
We enjoyed our weekend stay very much at this townhome which included all the amenities we needed and more. The unit was nice, clean and comfortable for us, and provided the right amount of space for our visit. We had a great oceanfront view and... more during 1 of our nights the crashing waves reminded us of this. The pool was nearby and the area was clean and the water was cool. Thanks also to the condo mgr.(Tom) who was friendly and helpful in getting the TV up and running. less
— Randy & Laurie, Stayed 12/27/2016
Scenic Oceanfront Condo
The waves crash on the seawall next to this oceanfront condo, which we've stayed in several times over the years. The sunsets are beautiful and the tennis courts, fees included, are next to the units. Two bedrooms are up a long staircase, with a small... more living room and kitchen downstairs. Meals are best enjoyed on the patio, with the magnificent view of the ocean. The local contact was very helpful, our wifi went down once and he also helped hunt for an item that was missing when I unpacked my bags upon returning home. Definitely check out this condo if your plans include the Kona/Keauhou area. less
— John F, Stayed 11/03/2016
Trip to Paradise
It was so nice to arrive at your beautiful condo. We were finally able to fly out of Denver after a 40-mile an hour blizzard delivered 2 feet of snow which caused our flight to be delayed by a day and a half. When we... more arrived we were too tired to stop at the grocery store. We were welcomed to Kona by a wonderful basket filled with snacks and delicious fresh fruit. The condo was clean and beautiful. It was stocked with everything we needed from fresh sheets to plenty of towels to kitchen supplies. The directions to the condo from the airport were easy to follow especially driving there in the dark. We woke to find it even more beautiful in the light of the day. We were welcomed by two Monk seals playing in the ocean right outside near the lani. There are beaches and a lava tube , a grocery store and restaurants within walking distance. The area the condo is located in is absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful trip. Thank you so much. We look forward to future trips to Kona and staying only at your condo. The only complaint we had was having to leave when our vacation ended. less
— CHRISTINA, Stayed 04/05/2016
Another great stay in #177!!
Perfect place to enjoy the Big Island!! The condo is well appointed and has an amazing oceanfront view! There's a beach to the north end of the property to hang out and enjoy the sunset. Perfect location to everywhere! Walk to One of the best... more snorkel beaches and a quick drive to town, two-step and Kohala Beaches. Love the extras the owners leave, nice beach towels and backpack chairs. They even leave condiments and cleaning products which is appreciated. Unit is super clean, their team does a great job!! less
— Kristina, Stayed 10/06/2015
Loved our stay!!!
Loved our short stay!!! Views were wonderful!!! Town home was very clean and comfortable. Great location!!! Highly recommended!!!
— tracy, Stayed 09/12/2015
Nice place to stay
Nice appartement with a beautiful view on the ocean, convenient for visiting Big Island.
— Agnes, Stayed 08/23/2015
Great location close to fantastic snorkeling
Well kept condo. Walking distance to a great snorkeling beach, grocery store and several smaller restaurants. Awesome sunsets from the lanai, watch for the green flash.
— SulliHoff, Stayed 04/17/2015
This is a fantastic place and excellent prompt service too. The location of the property is perfect, it has an excellent view and the property is also very good.
— Aloha1903, Stayed 03/25/2015
OUR STAY -2 COUPLES
Making reservation and instructionsto condo were great. Well appointed kitchen. Broken beach umbrella and no clothes dryer (98 humidity to self dry). The dryer repairman came right after the cleaner and left the floor dirty. You couldn't really tell from the photos that the furniture... more is way too large for the unit and it is cramped feeling. A better place for parents and kid as the rooms are not at all equal. Noise from the tennis court (early!) , pool and through walls. Much deferred maintenance and deep cleaning inside. Nice on site management. less
— tomandcher, Stayed 03/19/2015
Perfect location and amenities
We have family that stays at Na'Hale just up the road and this was the closest place we could find to them and it turned out PERFECT! We loved the crashing seas outside our window. The condo had every accessory/amenity we needed and loved the... more welcoming fruit basket. The boogie board was broken though :( Heed the directions on the wall for keeping it cool, it worked perfectly once followed. less
— Cevan, Stayed 03/10/2015
Fantastic ocean view with daily whale shows!
Enjoyed breakfast every morning from the lanai, watching spectacular migrating whale shows. Townhouse 177 is well equipped. Welcome basket is a nice touch. Location is perfect for us as it is very close to snorkeling, Keauhou Bay, shopping & restuarants. Perfect location for daily walks.... more Close to Keauhou Shopping Center for fantastic Saturday AM Farmer's Market. Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club is a peaceful & well maintained complex. This is our second time staying in townhouse 177 & plan to go again. less
— Kathleen C, Stayed 03/01/2015
une maison où on pourrait vivre
un endroit tout au bord de l'ocean spacieux et surtout une décoration trés riche, beaucoup de gout. on se sent absolument pas dans une location mais comme chez nous ! on a adoré cet endroit chaleureux !
— malo77, Stayed 08/16/2014
Splendid sunsets from oceanfront terrace
we are a family and we like very much this property, which was very near to beaches for snorkling, surfing etc. The pool was also great. We enjoyed everyday having breakfast with the seaview and sound from the sea and the sunsets with drinks in... more our terrace. less
— Jose M, Stayed 08/12/2014
Beautiful and Cozy TownHouse
Our family love this place. Ocean-front, comfortable, very clean and convenient. Strong recommend it.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/29/2014
ocean front, nicely furnished, great amenities
ocean front, great ocean and mountain breezes, beatifully furnished. Tennis Courts, pool and immaculate landscape. We were very comfortable here. The kitchen was well equipped and there were plenty of accessories, beach chairs, noodles, coolers and ice, just to name a few. the kichen was... more recently updated as were the appliances. We will be back! less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/15/2014
Thanks Kathryn we had a great time at the condo! The condo was well stocked with everything we needed, we appreciate having those little extras.The waves crashed everyday just outside the door, amazing! Also, Kona was a wonderful island to visit, lots to see and... more do! Mahalo! less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 03/18/2014
Townhome 177 was the best!
We had a fantastic first stay in Hawaii and Townhome 177 was just perfect for our family of 3. It was very clean and comfortable and had all the necessities like linens, dish soap, laundry soap and beach gear etc. The list could go on... more and on. It was so great to be able to sit on the lanai and watch the whales. The pool was nice and close so we could take our 7 year old there without any hassle. The grounds of the complex are beautiful as well. Lush tropical vegetation that provided some shade. The shopping center for groceries was a short drive away (2-3 minutes) and we could have walked to a nice little beach park for snorkelling as well if we wanted. (1-2 minute drive). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to friends and family and would definitely return if we are lucky enough to come back to the big island for another vacation. Dealing with the rental company was easy and hassle free. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 03/14/2014
Awesome ocean views in paradise
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in townhouse 177 at Keauhou Surf & Racquet. The home was well equipped throughout. The enjoyed all our meals out on the lanai while whale & surf watching. The gift basket welcomed us upon arrival & we thoroughly enjoyed it.... more The check-in/check-out process was quick & easy. We've already made plans to return here next year. less
— Kathleen & Michael, Stayed 03/05/2014
The townhome was perfect..great accommodations, location and views
— Brian, Stayed 12/06/2013
Home away from home
We were extremely impressed with the position of the condo near the water, thoroughly enjoying falling asleep to water lapping on the shoreline. The facilities provided everything we could have wanted (cooking, cleaning, games, sports, TV) and the nearby shopping centre was very handy. This... more was an ideal base to travel around Big Island. Having a car was a must. A beautiful touch with the hamper was really appreciated. If you don't mind feeling like you're in a home rather than a hotel, this is perfect. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 11/27/2013
outstanding from every perspective, especially value and ambienc
Upon first entry we were greeted by a large fruit basket which set the tone for the rest of the stay. The home was beautifully furnished, very clean and well cared for. Tennis courts and the pool were out the front door. Lava rocks and... more surf out the back. Sunsets were wonderful.Snorkeling was good within walking distance, to glorious off Captain Cook monument, with other good spots in between. Visitors have to be prepared for long drives to get many places on this island but the pace is slow with very different landscapes to traverse along the way. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 11/04/2013
Exactly as advertised
Everything was available for us .. truly, all you need are your clothes and your groceries!! It was a great 4-day getaway from the hustle and bustle of the 'real' world. Very relaxing and enjoyable! We're hoping to rent the unit again. Some of the... more ceiling fans weren't working properly, but other than that, the unit was exactly as described. Mahalo nui loa - a hui hou! less
— Ash & 'ohana, Stayed 10/23/2013
What a wonderful location to stay in Hawaii! We loved the wonderful views from the condo and the sound of the waves lulled us to sleep at night. Very well outfitted condo with everything you could need and more to have a wonderful stay. We... more enjoyed the location for getting around Kona and also the pool and views during our stay. Very clean and very comfortable! less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 08/09/2013
The ulitimate place to stay on Hawaii!!!
This was our first trip together to the big island (myself, my wife, and my mother). The condo was great! Every amenity we needed and more. The location (short of beach-side) is superb! We enjoyed our meals looking out at the Pacific on the lanai... more each morning and evening. The sunsets were awesome! We will definitely be staying here again on a future trip (the Big Island was our favorite so far...much better than Oahu and Maui). Everything went smoothly and it was incredibly relaxing (no noisy neighbors, etc.). Simply an outstanding experience and one that we are looking forward to again! You will love this condo! less
— JVH, Stayed 07/05/2013
Gorgeous Townhouse and Great Location!
Our family stayed at this townhome for our first trip to the big island. It had everything we needed for going to the beaches. Beautiful resort with great pool area. The decor is beautiful and very homey. We really loved having a bath on each... more floor (the shower dispensers were great). The lanai right on the ocean was such a treat. The only negative was that the surf got high on our last night necessitating closing up the ocean side of the lower level. That high surf was a wonder to behold, however! Absolutely loved the wonderful fruit and treat basket--we enjoyed it all. We didn't take the a/C and didn't need it with the ocean breezes coming through the home and the ceiling fans. We took advantage of the grill that was available for our use to grill some fresh fish we bought at Bite Me Fish Market--yummy! The kitchen was very well equipped. This is a gated resort, so was very secure. If we're ever lucky enough to come to the Big island again, we'll definitely stay here again. less
— Jan, Stayed 05/28/2013
We had a wonderful trip!
We were so pleased upon arrival at our town home. Everything was provided, including kitchen amenities and items to use at the beach. This was a big deal for us. We loved sitting out on the lanai and watching the sunsets. The location is private... more and gated, with beautiful surroundings. The kids also loved the pool area. Shopping and grocery store was convenient and very close by. Will definitely recommend to friends and come back! less
— Melissa, Stayed 04/02/2013
Gorgeous view, well equipped condo with everything we needed
Oceanfront condo, very comfortable for 4. We enjoyed watching whales, dolphins, outriggers -- all the action right from our unit. The owner provided everything we could possibly need for our stay. I highly recommend this lovely place to stay in paradise!
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 02/09/2013
We would stay here again
This townhome suited our needs perfectly - ocean front with the surf pounding! The owner has done a very nice job with the decor. The kitchen was well stocked with whatever we needed. It was clean when we arrived. This is nicely located. We found... more no problem in seeing the entire island from this location for day trips. We had a repair issue that needed attention while we were there. The local contact did the repair in a very timely manner. Rentors need to be aware of a step down between the entry and the main living area. We arrived in the dark, turned on the lights, and didn't look down. We were admiring the accomodations as we walked. less
— Wally and Sandy, Stayed 02/05/2013
Can't wait till next time
This was by far the easiest and most efficient reservation I have ever had. Everything about this property was spot on and the location/ambiance was perfect. I love to cook and the kitchen had every appliance I wanted, I was very pleased at this. The... more place was very clean and well furnished. We used the exhaust fan as the sun went down and never needed the aC, it was just perfect. I found the location to be awesome, near the end of the units so not a lot of foot or car traffic. And it was very near the pool and tennis courts. Bottom line. I have recommended this place to many many friends and families. Every detail was set forth to make my stay memorable and it was carried out to the fullest, even received a gift basket upon arrival. I will be back! less
— Allen, Stayed 01/15/2013
Great location by the ocean.
My family enjoyed staying at Condo 177. There were great restaurants, beaches, and attractions all within a short drive or walk of the condo. I would highly recommend Condo 177.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 12/09/2012
It was perfect!
It was centrally located. The pool is a great size. The mall nearby was very handy. Parking was very close to the condo. The furniture was very comfortable. I would definitely come back to Townhome 177! The flora and trees and grounds are well maintained.... more Paradise. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 10/26/2012
Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Townhome 177 was marvelous. It is clean, modern, and tastefully decorated. The ocean views are beautiful and our family of four slept very comfortably. The welcome basket when we arrived was a very nice touch. We purchased the ability... more to have air conditioning, I am not sure you really need it. The location of the surf and racquet club is perfect. Close to the Kona coffee farms and walking distance to the best snorkeling that we experienced on the Big Island at Kahaluu Beach Park. We ate in a lot, and the kitchen had everything we needed except cooking spray. We would not hesitate to stay here again. The only thing that would have made it better is direct beach access, sometimes difficult to find on the Big Island. Highly Recommend. less
— pmill, Stayed 08/26/2012
Everything we needed
We can't say enough about our recent stay in Townhome 177. It was warm, inviting and had everything we needed. The furniture and linens were top notch. The amenities were great. We used the beach gear, coolers and snorkeling equipment--all just right for our needs.... more The central location was perfect for sight seeing and just relaxing. Our entire trip was lovely and we are so happy we called Townhome 177 our home! We would definitely stay here again. less
— Kim B, Stayed 06/19/2012
Home away from Home
Thank you to Chuck and Kathleen for a great vacation. We wished we could have stayed longer! Beautiful, quiet and the perfect location. Anything you could possibly need or desire were at our finger tips.
— Pasty WHT, Stayed 05/05/2012
Great first visit to Hawaii
Had a fantastic time at the townhouse. Loved the location - right by a fantastic beach for snorkeling and surfing lessons, and plenty of good and interesting restaurants nearby. Played tennis every day on the well-lit courts. Saw a large pod of dolphins the first... more morning, and whales periodically breaching throughout the week. Loved the variety of birds in the morning as well. The a/C was locked when we arrived, but Chuck and Bruce quickly responded and came to unlock it and even refunded us for the time that it took them to get there, great customer service! Enjoyed the snorkeling equipment, guidebooks, and kitchen appliances included - our one suggestion would be to update the binder put together by the owners since some of the info was out of date (the wi-fi for instance). Mahalo! less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 03/16/2012
Townhome 177 was simply one of the best self-catering accommodations that we have experienced through many years of world travel. The oceanside setting is unparalleled, and the views are to die for. We especially appreciated the tasteful decor, the pounding surf at the very foot... more of our lanai, and the unforgettable sight of humpback whales breaching as we feasted every morning on pineapple, local pastries and Kona coffee. Paradise indeed! less
— Robert & Dorothy, Stayed 02/22/2012
After staying 4 days in a hotel at Oahu and 2 nights in a B&B; in Hilo, our adult sons asked why I hadn't arranged condo's for the whole vacation. We enjoyed our stay, and found everything we needed to make us feel at home.... more It's not the fanciest place, but neither is our own house. We especially appreciated the washer and dryer and the supply of detergent! The fruit basket was also a very nice touch. If we come back, it will be here. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 01/06/2012
The townhome exceeded our expectations.
We enjoyed the location very much. It wasn't beach front but sitting on the lanai early in the morning and evening was so peacefull and enjoyable.
— Rose, Stayed 11/12/2011
Well stocked, quiet, right on the ocean.
This townhouse is in a great, quiet community right on the ocean (lava rock, no beach). The townhouse was stocked with everything you could need and more. We appreciated the very nice welcome basket on arrival and the use of guidebooks better than ours during... more our stay. Both bedrooms and a bathroom are upstairs, with another bathroom, the kitchen, dining area, and living room downstairs. There is a lanai that is partially covered and opens onto a lava rock cliff into the ocean. The lanai is not totally private as the 3 other units in this section share the same ocean view area. The only thing we could complain about is the aC is a window unit downstairs so the cool air doesn't reach the bedrooms upstairs. It's not a problem at night since open windows allow the breeze through, but it's warm up there during the day. We didn't use the extra bedroom but it would be a great rental for a family traveling with 1 or 2 children. Overall this was a nice place to stay and we would recommend it. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 09/02/2011
A memorable stay
The condo is beautiful, very comfortable and well set up for our family. It had everything we needed. We enjoyed the sunsets on the terrace, the pool and tennis courts just a few step from the front door along with very nice snorkelling beaches near... more by. The most amazing souvenir is swimming with dolphins at the capt Cook bay, not to be missed. Thanks for everything less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 09/01/2011
Excellent communication between owner and aloha condos, management firm for condo. Owner was helpful throughout prior to booking with questions and activites available on island. Condo is well equipment compare to prior units I have stayed in. Location, location...awesome for those not wanting to be... more right in Kona. Resort is located off ali road, but far enough away you will not here traffic, even if outside enjoying the well groomed landscape. Love being right on the beach with the lava wall in front. Easy walk to the beach and great location for having a rental car and quick access to beautiful coastline of kona. Must be prime location for local snorkeling charters. They stop outside the unit. We saw spinners dolfins almost every morning in front of unit. One day they even swam up close to the lava wall within 15 feet of shore. The master bedroom king is very, very comfortable, a very important item for me with a bad back. Often pay high dollar for a rental and then have a poor bed...not too hard and not too soft, should of look to see if it was one of those high dollar memory foam bed, sure felt like. Owner supplied several good quality masks and snorkels along with beach items including two boogie boards. Use masks but not boards. Needed bring large beach towels, she provides mats for laying on beach plus very good size beach towels. If I return to Kona again, I hope to stay here again, will not even spend the time searching other resorts. Didn't spend anytime at resorts so can't complement on amenties, however gate access easy and tennis courts in excellent condition and well lite at night. Pool is decent size compared to others I have seen at different resorts nearby. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 11/22/2010
Nice quiet unit and very clean
Unit was great except for: -CD player did not work -both clock/radios did not work as alarms. Purchase two better quality clock/radios. Needed an alarm to get up at 4 am the day of the ironman race. I did bring a battery powered alarm.
— Summer, Stayed 10/17/2010
Mahalo for the feedback and we apologize for the inconvenience with the faulty alarm clocks and CD Player during your stay. We have had these items replaced. We routinely visit the property to ensure everything is working properly and it is well maintained; however the ocean air shortens the life of appliances quite a bit, so we greatly appreciate and rely on the input from our guests to help keep things in working order. MAHALO - Kathryn & Roger, Owners, Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club, Townhome 177
Beautiful and comfortable
Beautiful location, very clean, comfortable beds and full kitchen. Right on the water! Beach towels, ice chests, chairs, umbrellas, sand buckets all there. Good movie and book collection too. Very quiet since it is in a gated area. This was well worth the reasonable price,... more and we will use it again if we are lucky enough to go back to Hawaii. Dealing with the owner and manager was very easy, and they were very friendly. less
— cuyamaca traveler, Stayed 07/24/2010
This rental had everything we could ask for
This rental was beautifully decorated and clean. The beds were super comfy and the unit had everything we needed - beach items and all the gadgets/cooking spices you need in the kitchen. It's away from the touristy area of Kona resort so it was very... more quiet (except for the crashing surf that is 30 feet from the bedroom window) less
— see as much as you can while you can, Stayed 05/29/2010
Truly Paradise & Little Things Mean A lot!!
This is not our first trip to the Big Island and have stayed in several Condos before but this was by far the best! From the lovely guest basket / shampoo & conditioner upon arrival to the numerous amenities , that were provided we couldn't... more have asked for a better place. We truly only needed a bathing suit and groceries. The unit was clean, and extremely quiet and peaceful. Tastefully decorated. We appreciated the beach chairs, towels, ice chests and UMBRELLA!!! Nicely stocked pantry as well!! We spent every morning and evening on the Lanai. Numerous whale and dolphin sightings right in our private backyard! We BBQ fresh fish every night and enjoyed the beautiful ambience of unobstructed ocean view. Just 1/4 mile to best snorkel beach in Kona, you just couldn't ask for more. We were there for the Tsunami scare and impressed with the responsiveness of the caretakers. Hope to be there same time same place next year!! Only thing we didn't like was having to come home!! Tara and Eric Hendrickson less
— firstname.lastname@example.org, Stayed 03/10/2010
Our stay at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club was such a wonderful experience. We enjoyed our two week stay watching the whales playing each morning from our lanai. Sleeping to the sound of the surf on the lava rock was soothing for the... more most part, but did get rather loud sometimes! Each evening after we explored the island we would return "home" to watch the gorgeous sunsets over the Pacific. The location was close to great shopping, fine restaurants and a beach just down the road. The townhome was amazingly well furnished with so much; we wanted for nothing. It really was magic! Thank you. less
— Sari, Stayed 03/04/2010
Comfort and Relaxation in Kona
We were hesitant to stay at the same place we had been to 27 years ago! However, it turned out to be a wonderful choice. Being greeted with a basket of goodies and tote bag was a great surprise! The decor was wonderful, all furnishings... more were above average and the quality of bed linens and towels were appreciated. It was also great to have the coolers, beach mats etc. for our stay. The location worked for us with downtown a few minutes away, a grocery close by... and of course the pool a few steps away! We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets and watched the whales from the lanai. Being from the north and used to our 'quiet' mountains and snow, the noise of the waves crashing against the rocks outside the townhome took a little getting used to, but we did our best! less
— Northeners, Stayed 02/18/2010
Everything about our week stay was top notch. An excellent location, we were able to whale watch wile having morning coffee from the lani. The kitchen was as well equiped as any home,including spices & appliances. Nicely furnished livingroom, premium towels in the bathroom. The... more grounds were well taken care of and there was a good pool and tennis courts on site...nearby were excellent golf facilities and good dining. Minor things that could be done to improve the place include a full size gas BBQ and a flat screen TV. Excellent value for the money, would certainly return. less
— WorldTraveler, Stayed 01/31/2010
Great place to stay on the Big Island
We booked this townhome through Aloha Condos, becuase it provided a very good description and numerous pictures, showing you exactly what you'll be getting. It you want oceanfront, this is as close as you will ever get! The ocean thunders right up to a seawall... more just a few feet in front of the condo, and at high tide some waves actually cause the condo to shake a little. It is lovely to sit outside on the lanai and watch the water and the sunset -- we ate most of our meals out there. The condo is very well equipped, has everything you would need. We did't use the tennis rackets or the beach equipment, but it was nice to know it was there. The kitchen is small but completely equipped, full size fridge, range and dishwasher. The Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is very nice, with a large pool and several tennis courts available. We enjoyed the quite, laid back atmosphere. Close by is Keahou Shopping Center, which has a grocery store, a drug store, and several small restaurants. All in all a great place to stay. less
— CentralPA_traveler, Stayed 01/30/2010
A Perfect Place to Stay in Kona
This condo has it all. Two bedrooms, living room, two bathrooms, kitchen, gorgeous patio (lanai), and a view of waves crashing against the lava rock boulders along the shore 10 feet away. Tastefully decorated in island decor. Kitchen has all utensils and cooking supplies you... more need. Condo even included coolers and snorkel equipment to borrow. Master bedroom with louvered windows that provide stunning view of ocean. If we had wanted to play tennis, we could have brought our racquets and walked 10 yards to the court and play for free. Located about a 15 minute drive south of the Kona city center with all the shops and restaurants. No noise from vehicles along Alii drive. The only noise is the crash of the waves against the shore. This was the first half of our honeymoon and we had a marvelous time. Cooked dinner multiple nights in the kitchen and then ate out on the lanai, watching the sun set to the west over the ocean. Condo is clean, comfortable, well-decorated, and well-equipped, not to mention reasonably priced for HAWAII! We couldn't have asked for anything more. less
— drewdav4321, Stayed 11/24/2009
The grounds were well kept, the pool was awesome, the home was clean, the furnishings were in excellent condition and the house was nicely decorated. The house is oceanfront with an awesome view. We had the upstairs master bedroom windows open to help keep us... more cool at night. With the home being oceanfront it means constant waves crashing against the rocks. This is awesome but also takes some time getting use to if your use to quiet conditions when falling asleep. Probably my least favorite thing about the home is the air conditioning unit. It's in the livingroom with the back half in the lanai. It is noisy but efficient for the downstairs part of the house. We turned it off when using the lanai. This is the second home I have rented in Hawaii with air and both were the same way. The home has fans in every room if the heat/humidity is not an issue for you. I would reccomend and rent this unit again. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 10/29/2009
Great place to stay!
We elected to try the condo instead of taking 2 hotel rooms for a family of 4 - priced about the sam. It's right on the water... just a few feet beyond the patio is the ocean about 10 feet below. We watched the sunset... more having dinner on the patio. A shopping center with supermarket is very closeby. Overall a great, comfortable experience....we'll definitely go again! less
— Kona vacationer., Stayed 07/13/2009
Thumbs up for this unit
Great location. Beautiful unit. Love the view and sound of waves. Highly recommended to anyone looking for relaxation and the peacefulness of this complex. This is the best place for a REAL vacation.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/27/2009
This unit was a delight for the week we were there. Breakfast on the lanai, then a quick dip in the pool and off for a day's adventures. The furnishings are elegant and complete...just bring your Aloha spirit and expect to have a wonderful time.... more I would rent it again. less
— Gruver Family, Stayed 04/23/2009
Good Value/Nice View
Older units...excellent value and view. It would be nice to have air conditioning upstairs; it got a little hot at night.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/23/2009
This was our second stay at Townhouse 177. Wonderful spot, wonderful condo. Every ammenity you could need. Highly recommended.
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/16/2009
This was a very nice townhouse on a great spot. The view was awesome and very relaxing. The complex was gated and quiet. I liked exploring the archeological sites on the property. The adjacent beach was nice and the area was quiet. It is close... more enough to Kona to be convenient, but far enough away to be peaceful. The owners left informative and helpful notes for us and the supplies of soap, shampoo, etc were generous. We would definitely recommend this townhouse to others. We had a very nice stay. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/14/2009
Well appointed condo - it was perfect
My wife and I honeymooned here. The condo was great. It had everything we needed to make it home for a week so all we had to buy was food and beverage. Since there was just two of us, this condo had more room than... more we needed but it worked out great. It would also work out well for two couples or a family of 4. The pricing was reasonable and the location right on the ocean was perfect. We highly recommend this condo. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/13/2009
We had an excellent time while we stayed at this condo. The condo was well furnished and equiped with everything you would need for a hawaiian vacation. There were beach towels, boogie boards, a lunch cooler and games. The space was ample for 4-5 people.... more The lanai was comfortable and provided a great view of the ocean. Beach access was easy and there was plenty to do nearby. I would recommend staying on this side of the island and only taking a 1 day trip to the volcano instead of staying on that side of the island. I would highly recommend staying in this condo and would do so again if we ever return to this island. less
— julie, Stayed 04/12/2009
Terrific View and Terrific Price!
My fiancee and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in townhome 177. The property was clean and spacious and had an amazing view of the ocean -- it was right out our door! We slept with the windows open and fell asleep to the sounds of... more the crashing waves. Best of all, the rate was very affordable. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to others! less
— bobrob, Stayed 04/12/2009
This is a piece of paradise! What an amazing place! Located 20 minutes south of the airport, and 5-10 south of downtown Kona, it was the perfect location. This 2BR/2bath condo is oceanfront, with a beautiful lanai with only a few feet of lava separating... more you from from the Pacific ocean. You are lulled to sleep by the sounds of the waves crashing onto the lava. From this lanai we watched spinner dolphins play every morning, humpback whales pass by, and watched the sun set into the sea. The condo was extremely clean and well furnished, equipped with everything we needed and more! Wireless internet, all cooking utensils, spices, tupperware for picnics, coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, snorkel equipment, movies, 3 tvs, dvd players, ac, fans, tour books, restaurant recommendations... the list is endless... the owners even had flashlights to use on the search for lava on the evening hike through Volcano National Park! The owners were also very prompt and friendly in all our interactions. The resort itself was well landscaped, with a nice pool and tennis courts, and several ruins of Hawaiian temples and places of worship. It was quiet and peaceful. There is a a small beach at the end of the property that just teems with green sea turtles! Further down the walk, there is Kahalu'u Beach, a salt and pepper sand beach that has great snorkeling and full facilities. It was hard to swim here without almost running into turtles! :) I have nothing negative to say about our stay at TH #177. It was a beautiful place to stay in paradise, that exceeded my expectations in every way. We were tempted to cancel our next reservation on Waikiki Beach so we could enjoy this piece of paradise a bit longer! Location, amenities, decor, activities, view, and cleanliness are all superb. I would love to return there asap! less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/11/2009
Excellent location to stay!
First time visiting the Big Island, and I came with my wife and two teenage daughters, and this was perfect! Two separate bedrooms, and separate beds for each daughter, made the sleeping arrangements perfect. Having a full kitchen, living/dinig room, and 2 full baths made... more it feel like a home away from home. The lanai overlooking the ocean made the mornings and evenings a delight, seeing the sun rise and set over the wide expanse of hte ocean. It is furnished with everything you could need (beach stuff, dishes, even washer/dryer). Would definitely recommend this property to anyone - correspondence befoe arriving was very detailed, with detailed directions, maps and very responsive to questions. Being about 5 mins from the town, you don't feel like you have to fight the crowds, but can easily access beaches, shops, etc. I have nothing but praise for the property and owner, and am hoping to return and stay here again soon. less
— Rjje, Stayed 04/10/2009
We found out about this condo through Trip Advisor and it was very well rated there and we agree! We really appreciated the fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer in the unit. The built-in safe in the master bedroom was nice for that sense of security.... more We also really liked the extra bathroom downstairs, especially for rinsing out and drying swimsuits and snorkel gear inside, without worrying about leaving them outside. We really enjoyed watching multiple sunsets over the crashing waves from the privacy of the back patio. The only downside was that the water was too rough to go swimming, especially with all the sharp rocks. The complex felt very private and secluded, while still being close to town. We walked along the coast to Kahaluu Beach, about half a mile north. It wasn't an easy walk, lots of black lava rock, so we walked back along the road. There were a lot of turtles and fish in the shallow water at Kahaluu and was really good snorkeling. The unit was very comfortable, although it was rather humid, so we should have sprung for the air conditioning, but the ceiling fans and house fan helped. I would definitely go back and stay again. less
— Kate, Stayed 04/07/2009
Perfect Kona vacation
My husband and I spent four days at the townhouse and wish that we had spent our entire vacation there. The townhouse was lovely, we had everything we needed, in the kitchen, bath, laundry and even for the beach. The gated community made us feel... more secure and the pool was very clean and well-maintained. Nice notes around the house gave quick advice that helped create a perfect stay. We were close to so many activities--whale watching tours, beaches, shopping, coffee farms, restaurants, etc. We saw whales spouting just offshore while having breakfast on the lanai, and the sunsets were just beautiful. Nothing can compare with listening to the surf all night long. I would definitely recommend this very clean and well-appointed townhouse to anyone traveling to the Big Island. We are looking forward to returning for a longer stay. less
— Water Lover, Stayed 04/06/2009
little beach cottage in paradise
Had a pleasant time in this nicely decorated townhome. We mostly travel to Maui, but this was a treat walking out on our patio and seeing the big crash of white water on the lava rocks. The grounds have quite a bit of history and... more are absolutly beatiful. Just a short walk to the beach and then on to the Outrigger for cocktails and Pu Pu's. Our only problem was having to board up the downstairs for high surf. Other than that it was better than any of the hotels we saw on our short stay in Keouhoe. We would deffinately stay there again if we ever get back to the big island. Mahalo The Adams-Vandal Family less
— Amyzoom, Stayed 04/02/2009
Outstanding - what a view!!
Can't wait to return! My sister, Mom and I stayed here for four days in February to celebrate Mom's 80th birthday. The condo is spacious, exceptionally clean and beautifully appointed, just a perfect place to relax after our busy days. We saw whales from the... more lanai every day, and chose not to eat out at all given the view and the full kitchen! The resort grounds are lush and relaxing, and very quiet. Thank you! less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/02/2009
Highly recommended, the condo is right on the water. When the surf is up you can feel the vibrations of the waves pounding the rocks. The views from the condo are great plus the sunsets are also something to see. My wife and i have... more stayed in Hawaii several times and this was one of the best condos we stayed in. The cost also was not that expensive compered to booking through Orbitz which i have done in the past for trips to Maui If i was to visit the Big Island again i would make every effort to stay there again less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/02/2009
Comfort & Location
After visiting all of the islands and staying in multiple hotels, we finally found a place that feels like home. Going to sleep each night to the sound of the surf is sheer bliss in and off itself and the comfy beds just added to... more the experience. Sitting not 10 feet from the ocean each evening for cocktails while watching the 'green flash' was the icing on the cake. Might I add, the sound of the birds in the morning from the guest room was a daily reminder that we were in paradise. We loved the central location and being w/in walking distance of shopping, farmers markets, excellent snorkeling and the free trolley downtown if we didn't feel like getting in the car and driving. We really appreciated the provided beach toys, towels and coolers and used them almost every day. Although this is a large complex, it felt very private and comfy to us. We loved it, can't way to return again-loved the fact that it was secured. less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/02/2009
We appreciated the extras
My husband and 2 kids (12 & 9)stayed here in Feb., 2009 for 10 nights. It was very comfortable and we loved hearing the waves at night. In addition to the cooler, beach mats, chairs and boogie board, we really appreciated the dish soap, detergent,... more shampoo, soap, paper towels, etc. the were also provided. The kitchen was well stocked and I loved the extra spices, etc. that were left. (we also contributed to the stock!) And we also loved the movie and game selection in your condo. We were sad to leave - which is the mark of a great vacation. I would definitely recommend your townhouse! less
— Stephany, Stayed 04/01/2009
Our family enjoyed our stay so much. The view of the ocean was spectacular, especially with the sounds of the waves crashing over the rocks. This was our fourth trip to the islands, so we are familiar with the area. The condo was completely furnished... more with every item you would want or need, including plenty of towels, and kitchen stuff. It was super clean and super comfortable. We would definitely recommend this place. Aloha and mahalo! mlp less
— A FlipKey verified reviewer, Stayed 04/01/2009
Reg #: STVR 19-377791
78-6800 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, HI, 96740, US