1200 sq. ft. | 2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6
Expansive Ocean Views
Ground-Floor 2-BR /2-BA Condo with Kitchen
Kitchen & Washer/Dryer
Private Oceanfront Lanai
Oceanfront Master Bedroom
- Ocean View
- Oceanfront Resort
- Kitchen - Full
- Laundry - In Unit
- Pool - Shared
- Hot Tub - Shared
- Parking - Free
- Queen Bed
- Twin/Single Bed (2)
- Sofa Bed
- Internet - Wireless [Free]
- Tennis Courts
- Surfing - Nearby
- Golfing Nearby
- Bedroom on Ground Floor
- Entry Level - No Stairs
- Spectacular Ocean/Sunset Views (Seasonal)
- Spectacular Ocean/Sunset Views
- Tile Floors
- Tropical Entry
- Designer sleeper sofa
- Designer matching chairs (2)
- Ceiling Fan
- 2 End Tables & Lamps
- Stereo/DVD Player
- Ocean & Sunset Views
- Beautiful Designer Dining Set - Seats 4 Persons
- Ocean View with Gorgeous Sunsets (Seasonal)
- Ceiling fan
- Tile Floors
- Tile Countertops
- Frigidaire Refrigerator/Freezer
- Jenaire Range
- GE Profile Microwave
- Frigidaire Dishwasher
- Garbage Disposal
- Dishware - Service for 8
- Full Glassware - Service for 8
- Extensive Kitchen Utensils, Bakeware, Serveware
- Coffee Maker
- Rice Cooker
- Cleaning Supplies
- Full Size Stacked Washer/Dryer
- Laundry Supplies
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Queen sized Serta Bed & Mattress Set
- High Quality Berber Carpet
- Large 4-Drawer Dresser
- Two Bedside Night Stands
- Two Reading Lamps
- Ceiling Fan
- High Quality Bedding
- MIrror Closet
- Vanity Sink
- Walk-In Shower
- Private Lavatory
- Tile Floors & Shower
- Luxurious Spa Towels
- Hair Blow Dryer
- Two Twin beds can be converted to King
- Bedside Night Stand with Lamp
- High Quality Berber Carpet
- 4 Drawer Dresser
- Clock Radio
- Ceiling Fan
- Quality Bedding
- Large Closet
- Tile tub and shower
- Tile Floor
- Luxurious Spa Towels
Linen & Utility Closet
- Beach Towels
- Full Bath Towel Sets for 6 persons
- Broom, Dustpan, Mop & Cleaning Supplies
- Spacious 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom
- 1200+ Square Feet of Living Space
- Spectacular ocean and sunset views
Reviewed by MJ
Went to Kona with family. As usual we try to find an oceanfront condo at an affordable price. Just happened upon one with all of our requirements. So happy with our choice and will definitely stay again. Very quiet condo/townhouse resort with immaculate grounds. The tennis courts and pool are very well maintained. And it seems to have a real community feel. Now for the best part, the Kona sunsets! And most of all nothing beats pounding waves to put you to sleep. I’ll be back! Mahalo
Reviewed by Tuck and Lisa
The condo is fantastic. We ate all our meals out on the lanai with the gorgeous view of the ocean and beautiful waves on the rocks. Plus having a grill area and being so close to the shopping center. The beach area was also nice in that there were very few guests using it at any one time. Would also like to highly recommend a trip to Kula Kai Caverns on the road to Hilo. Call ahead to reserve a tour of the lava tubes. Great vacation! Thanks for your hospitality.
Reviewed by Mary Ann & Jim
We loved our two week stay at this condo! The location was fabulous! Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is a beautiful place - the pool area has been recently updated and the landscaping is immaculate. The condo itself has wonderful views and we were able to watch Humpback Whales right from our Lanai. The gorgeous sunsets every evening were an event in themselves. This Condo's kitchen has been recently renovated and looks good. Comfortable place to stay.
Reviewed by Barry
We all loved the place, and wished we could stay longer.Unless one needs to be walking distance to restaurants and a swimming beach, this is the place to stay.Great beachfront walks, spectacular crashing waves, quiet, clean, nice remodel, wonderful pool and tennis courts, excellent weather of course. What is not to love?
Reviewed by Melissa
Condo was perfect! Kitchen was recently updated and very user friendly. No air conditioning (not needed in my opinion) ceiling fans worked along with having the sliders open and the screens closed. Fresh air and ocean waves rocked us all to sleep. Washer and dryer easy to access when needed. We will stay again.
Great ground floor condo, and owner/management that are great to deal with!
Reviewed by Scott
Just want to thank Todd and Aki for offering a fantastic condo, with lots of extras to use for day trips like coolers, chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas etc. We made good use of it all!
The condo is right on the ocean which I love hearing the waves at night, beds are comfortable, sheets were new and really nice. Showers had good pressure and everything was nice and clean.
I recommend this rental because the people you deal with are very accommodating and do their most to make your stay as comfortable as possible, they responded to all my emails promptly and just seemed to want to make sure I had a great stay, which we did.
Thanks to Brandon, the local contact as well for stopping by to make sure we were happy with the unit, all good people.
Reviewed by Marianne
We enjoyed our stay here- the Keauhou is very well located and has a gorgeous ocean front location, with a large ground level lanai looking over the ocean. The unit itself is dated. But the rental price reflects this, and so it offers good value. There are rust stains, chipped tiles, and salt air damage. But how could there not be salt damage this close to the ocean? We traveled in July and it was very hot. The trade winds were not blowing and the unit, without air conditioning, was hot. It is an easy walk to the snorkeling beach- and an easy walk to a large shopping center. We recommend this unit as a well priced ocean front condo in a very beautifully landscaped condo complex.
Nice location, heloful staff
Reviewed by Dawn
My family stayed with Aloha Condos July 30 - August 5, 2018. Though our condo unit (2-102) was a little older than what my sisters/their families stayed at, we made the most of it. We did have an ocean view, so was great in that respect! Since the unit had no A/C, just ceiling fans, we slept with the screen doors opened at night. (These screens didn't lock, so that is something I hope can be remedied soon, fortunately, we didn't run into any issues.) We enjoyed walking in the mornings to a nearby beach or to the Keauhou Shopping Mall for leisure. We were able to use beach equipment (towels, boogie boards, masks) for trips to play in the ocean, plus the sunscreen in the unit was very much appreciated! The washer/dryer unit was handy, so if we stay again, it would allow us to pack lightly! We were very grateful that Todd Akey and his unit manager worked with us, to allow a later checkout time. (We flew out at 8:50pm) The unit fit our budget and immediate needs, plus is close to nearby shopping and beaches. Thank you for making our trip to Kailua-Kona a memorable one! 😎
Great location with beautiful views!
Reviewed by Laurie
I stayed here with my two adult daughters and we had a wonderful time. The condo was clean and comfortable and I loved listening to the waves as I fell asleep each night. The only irritating thing that had nothing to do with the condo was that one of the upstairs occupants poured sunflower seeds off their deck and onto the lawn for the birds every morning and the birds made a mess with them on the lanai. We swept it up every day though and I’m sure that doesn’t happen all the time. It was just a bit messy!
Great oceanfront view
Reviewed by Leslie
We have stayed at KKSR many times though not in this unit. We like the lovely property grounds, quiet Keauhou location, shopping and Kailua-kona close by. Best of all you can walk to Kahalauu beach park for snorkeling. Prior reviews of this unit seem pretty accurate. The unit is first floor oceanfront and the view amazing. The price was great for our longer stay in July 2018. Check-in instructions easy to follow. It was clean with plenty of beach gear, towels, etc. The 'but' is that furniture, rugs, and overall condition of the unit are pretty tired and need replacement. It's not going to be a good fit for everyone. We'd consider it again depending on price and condition.
Reviewed by Shilo
What a spectacular place to stay! Surf and Racquet Club is so conveniently located. The view from the Lanai is breathtaking to watch sunsets and dolphins swim by. The condo is very comfortable with great energy. Close to a lot activities.
Loved our Stay!!!
Beautiful veiw but a little dated
Reviewed by Anne Chen
The location was very convenient and the view was stunning both in the morning and in the evening. Although there were no air conditioners, the fans were sufficient. The layout was nice and there was enough room for the 4 of us with the kids having their own beds. The kitchen was sufficient and was stocked. There were a few issues we had with the rental. 1. Communication wasn't great and it took some time to answer inquiries. 2. There was no hairdryer 3. A lot of things were rusted (i.e., sliding door rails on the closet, fans in bathroom), sticky (i.e., dressers, hangers,) or dirty (lounge chair in the living room, carpets). This could be because of the salt water and the proximity to the ocean, but it was not esthetically pleasing and didn't feel clean 4. Tree trimming was happening during our stay and when we arrived, there was a notice on our front door. We had to move our car from the designated spot EVERY morning before 8am. It was our vacation and we had to set an alarm to move our car or the gardeners got very upset. I can understand 1-2 mornings, but ALL 4 mornings was a little ridiculous. 5. The binder of information for the condo was falling apart. It's the details for me that make a difference.
That being said, the new lanai furniture was nice and the convenience of being close to Kahalu'u Beach was a bonus. The pool facilities and the gated property was beautifully maintained. The washer/dryer was helpful along with the boogie boards and mats that were available to us to use was an added bonus to staying here over a hotel.
Overall, it was just okay for me. For the price of this place, it would only be worth it if we used the facilities more (i.e., pool, bbqs, tennis courts), but instead we spent more time in town eating/shopping which was about 10 minutes away. The location and view is what I used it for mostly.
Nice layout, great view, nice neighborhood
Reviewed by Joyce & Larry
We miss the old Keauhou Beach Hotel but am glad we found the Surf & Racquet Club right next door. It's an established, quiet neighborhood, and you can't get much closer to the crashing waves. These condo units are very well laid out, perfect for 2 couples/friends traveling together, as the bedrooms are on opposite sides with a door that can be closed in between so each is private. Love the open feel and lanai dining. Beds are comfortable and furniture is nice. We like having a full kitchen and laundry facilities. Some things may need to be checked out: the screen doors are "sticky", living room mirrors are showing some wear, some of the smaller appliances (blender, rice cooker, toaster/oven) need to be fixed or replaced. We never found the hair dryer. We understand the salt air makes it hard to keep up on maintenance and consider them minor issues and easily fixed. Overall we really enjoyed this lovely condo and would return.
Beautiful sunset condo
Reviewed by Linda
This condo has a fantastic location. In a slightly older smaller complex, it is on the ground floor for easy access, faces the sunset, and set up with everything to make your stay feel like home. Beach towels and chairs, washer and dryer, and enough furniture for lots of seating. We were there in the winter so the ceiling fans were enough to keep it cool during the day. since the year round temperates don't vary that much this may be fine in the summer too. The support staff were very responsive. We could walk to the grocery store too. Good central local for the whole island. I highly recommend this Kona get away.
Great Location for a Relaxing Stay
Reviewed by Kenneth
We had a very relaxing 3 night stay at the Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club and were very impressed with the complex which had beautiful gardens and extremely well maintained. The unit was located on the ground floor and was right on the ocean which was perfect and so nice to fall asleep listening to the crashing waves. Although the condo was old school, it was clean and comfortable The beach equipment that was supplied to use was great and we snorkelled everyday. Although not right in town it is in a nice neighbourhood and a fantastic snorkelling location was in walking distance from the condo. Overall it was a good place to stay while in Kona.
Reviewed by Raelene
We had a brilliant time in Kona. This condo had absolutely everything our family of 4 required and it was so spacious and clean. The view was amazing and the amenities around the comp,ex were also fabulous. I would not hesitate to recommend this condo to other families and we would definitely stay there again.Maholo.
Nice location, very clean condo!
Reviewed by LY
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this condo! It was SUPER clean and comfortable! We stay in the Keauhou area frequently because we like the location -- midway between a lot of places we like to visit.
The condo was particularly clean, well-kept, and well-appointed. We are used to sleeping on 100% cotton sheets, so the cotton-poly blend ones didn't feel comfortable to us. No problem, we slept on the cotton beach towels!
Reviewed by John S Boyer
This condo was so well furnished it made us feel right at home. Swim fins and surfing equipment were there, kitchen was well supplied, furniture comfortable, and the location was excellent. We enjoyed watching the activity on the ocean and at Keauhou, which could be seen in the distance. All in all, we would go back in a flash!
Reviewed by Melodie
I LOVED the location. The view of the sea was awesome! I was disappointed in state of the condo. I felt it needs some up dating. The furniture was uncomfortable for lazing around and watching TV. The towels were thin and rough. We had a great time but wished the condo was a little nicer.
Great Getaway and Location
Reviewed by John and Margaret
The condo is spacious and clean. The location was excellent, and is located within a well maintained, gated condo complex. The location is convenient to shopping and restaurants.We would definitely re-book a return stay.
Thank you for your review, we are so happy you had a good time on our island. We look forward to your return visit!!
Reviewed by Michael
We had a wonderful stay at this condo. The check in and checkout was very easy. The house was clean. It was already equipped with essential things like pool towels and a couple of rackets. One could use the pool and tennis court in the club, although we did not, because there was not enough time cause there was so much to do on the island. It is convenient close to downtown Kona. We would stay there again.
review of the above
Reviewed by Michael
excellent location, beautiful view and well appointed for our needs, nice patio, good kitchen . Apartment is a "little tired" with couch needing a new covering. One of the lawn chairs was broken and one of the burners on the stove didn't work. Sliding screens and doors need some work as sticky and don't close or slide easily. Appreciated the good fridge and clothes washer and dryer.
Reviewed by Barb T.
My family & I enjoyed our stay in condo 2-102. The unit is ocean front with a comfortable lanai & shared grass area & a beautiful sunset view each evening. It is conveniently close to downtown Kona, but far enough away from the hustle & bustle. Great shopping center right up the street made buying food, drug store items & dining very easy. Snorkeling & beach gear available in the condo was very helpful as well as beach towels. The pool was good, not the most kid friendly with all of the rules, but good for a dip. We enjoyed the lit tennis courts & it was nice to have a couple of rackets & balls in the condo for our use. The condo was clean & comfortable. I was able to spend time in a nearby unit in the same complex which had recently been updated very nicely & was a little more well appointed in the kitchen. 2-102 could use a little sprucing up & could use a few more kitchen items, but it was great for our family purposes. I would definitely stay in this unit again.
Reviewed by Steve
Never been to Hawaii but really lucked out finding this condo. It has a great location. It is not only located right next to the ocean, but it's also easy to get to and you can find almost everything you need within walking distance.
The condo has two bedrooms and two bathrooms which was perfect for two couples. Clean, well kept, very secure! If I go back to the big island I'm going to check the availability this unit before looking any further.
Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable!
Reviewed by Debbie
We have stayed at the Surf and Raquet Club many times but never in an oceanfront unit. Now we highly recommend it and won't go back to one further away from the water. Being able to listen to the ocean all night was wonderful! The owners have put some love into the unit recently, including a new flat screen (big!) while we were there. They still have some work to do in the kitchen, especially with the stovetop (not all burners work so hunt for the ones that do).We appreciated all of the beach chairs, boogie boards, and other gear. Thank you!The only downside to the whole visit was the number of cockroaches and other bugs that some how got in the unit (we kept all screens and front door closed religiously). Having never seen a cockroach before all I can say is wow, big! We started calling them cat food and threw them out to cat that hangs around the premises. Maybe if the association starts spraying more often they can knock the bugs back (never had this problem at this complex before).
Great Location but needs some Updates
Reviewed by Mitsuyo
The location is great that it's little bit away from the busy area of Kona, but it's only 10 mins drive. The place is also close to one of the well-know snorkeling spot and some stores and restaurants. But there were several things we didn't like... First NOBODY informed us that the swimming pool is under the construction. We're really planning to use the swimming pool especially I'm pregnant and I feel more comfortable swimming there rather than the ocean. And we happened to find the note on the wall that the water will be shut down for a half day on our 3rd day stay there... These information needs to be informed to us in advance rather than we find out after we get there. Also we didn't expect that there was no AC which also needs to be addressed on their website... Without AC and one of the sliding doors at the living room was broken, and the fan on the second bedroom (with 2 twin beds) are broken... which was very inconvenient when there is no AC in the condo. We weren't able to stay in the condo as much as we wanted because it was too hot to stay there. The condo needs some updates.
Surf & Racuet Club 2-102
Reviewed by John
We stayed at this location once before so we know the beauty of the grounds and all the amenities. Our stay at Condo 2-102 was relaxing with great views of the ocean as we mainland spent most of our time on the lanai. The condo was neat and clean, needs a bit of updating and a fresh coat of paint. The dishwasher, washer and dryer was much appreciated bonus. All in all, our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. We will surely stay there again.
Reviewed by Scott
My wife and I enjoyed our stay. The condo is in a fantastic location: the lanai opens out to a beautiful oceanfront view, it's within walking distance to a great snorkeling beach and the Keauhou Shopping Center...plus it's far enough from Kailua to miss the traffic, but close enough to easily access town when you want.
Aside from the location, the condo itself is roomy, clean, the beds are comfortable, and there is all the bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, and beach stuff you could need (beach chairs, snorkeling stuff, boogie boards, mats, etc.). The Surf & Racquet grounds themselves are clean and well-maintained. The description of the condo said there would be a proximity card to allow you easy access to the grounds when entering, but it was not at the condo when we arrived. Hopefully, that will be addressed because it would be helpful.
The only real negative about the condo is that it is need of some TLC. The interior is a little long in the tooth. The entire place could use a good paint job, a good cleaning of the living room upholstery (or new upholstery) and some art on the walls. The lanai could use an overhead fan and better lighting. In short, the place feels a little tired and could use more attention to detail. That said, it was all clean and functional and the location is stellar.
In short, clean place in a good location, but could use some sprucing up. We'd definitely return.
The sunsets were breathtaking
Reviewed by Denise A
Aloha as mentioned above the sunsets were breathtaking. We, 5 adults and 1 5 month old.really enjoyed. Our nephew , his wife and daughter are visiting from LA.. Being islanders and living on this island we have always stayed in hotels, usually for 2 nights at a time for a get away. My nephew mentioned condo. I found you and was taken by the reviews describing the sunsets and tropical breeze. Upon arriving the condo was in excellent clean condition . My niece was sad as there was no hot water in kitchen, she had baby bottles to wash. The following day my husband checked under kitchen sink and found out hot water was turned off. (We found out from caretaker work was being done on cabinets day before). Then on 2nd day the toilet on 2nd bathroom was leaking.I thought maybe someone brushing teeth had spilled water. My husband said no toilet leaks and call Ken. I called Ken and he came over and confirmed leak. We used the barbecue area to cook and wee very pleased. I faced time with family in Washington D/C my ailing aunt was married in Hawaii in 1955. She enjoyed the veiw and all enjoyed the condo also. Will come back.Mahalo nui Aloha
Kona Surf & Raquet Club
Reviewed by Jim & Lynn
This is a full 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with complete kitchen, linens, TV and beautiful oceanfront location. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Condo is only about 1/4 mile from Kahalu'u Beach, where St Peter's Catholic Church is, a great place for even beginners to snorkel. Lots of fish, and easy in, easy out, you walk right in & begin enjoying them. It's close to the Sheraton (Rays on the Bay) Hotel as well.
Price was good, we will return when back in the Big Island.
Reviewed by Wallace Tharp
Wonderfully laid out floor plan on two bedroom, two bath condo that my husband and I spent a week in. Lanai looks over maybe 20 feet of lawn and views waves crashing into black rocks. Master bedroom and living area both have glass sliding doors to the lanai. Parking space is close, wonderful snorkeling a few miles south and easy access to town. We hope to stay there again.
Great loction and incredible view!!
Reviewed by Mei-Ying
We really enjoyed our stay (3/3/2016-3/13/2016) at unit (2-102). The condo location was wonderful, a short walk to a great snorkel beach and a nice shopping center. The complex property was well maintained and landscape was beautiful. I loved the outdoor swimming pool.
The unit did not have any street noise and the view was incredible, we loved watching the sunset every evening. Amenities were very complete, additional beach supplies were a nice touch. The furnishings and fixtures were adequate, but it felt old and tired (everything is original).
The local contact (Ken) was very responsive and helpful.
Thank you so much for the use of your condo.
Reviewed by Carla
Lovely two weeks spent on the Big Island in November. The condo location was wonderful. An easy walk to shopping and a great snorkel beach. Loved being on the ground level with the ocean waves just a few yards away. We enjoyed the spaciousness of the property. Comfortable beds. And coolers, beach towels, boogie boards etc.... all provided. The furnishings and fixtures are a bit tired but adequate. Grounds are beautiful. We took advantage of the tennis courts for daily exercise. Thanks so much!! We would definitely rent again.
Reviewed by Michael
First of all, when we arrived and opened the kitchen cabinet, there were hundreds of ants coming from an open bag of sugar. They trailed over the microwave and all over the kitchen window. My husband immediately emptied the cabinet and removed the sugar. We called the caretaker and she came over and waned the shelves don with a disinfectant, however she did not spray as the cn she had in her car was empty. She no longer left and the ants were back so rather than call her we decided to go to the store no purchase a can ourselves. The next day, the outside gardener was talking to us and my husband asked if he had spray for ants and he sprayed inside and outside, where they originate.Sir, you pay a caretaker, who certainly should have spotted this and also a cleaning lady should have done so too.When the lady came we asked about the wifi and she said she noticed that the binder was not in the condo when he made her inspection prior to us getting there. She did give me the wifi password, however ever brought the book, which probably would have helped us to know what channels were what on the tv. We noticed that your service does not have a local channel, at least we were ever able to fine it.There were several minor things that my husband repaired, i.e. Loose doorknob, flusher on one of the toilets, the lock on the front door was loose and the master bathroom toilet seat was very loose and consequently broke the last day.I sound like a complaint department but I am merely telling you things that I know you are not aware of. I also contacted you prior to coming there asking if there was a washe and dryer and hair dryer. The washer and drye was there, thankfully (soap included which I did not expect, thank you), however there was no hair dryer. We checked all of the cabinets and closets Ned if there was one, it certainly was t in plain view.Your view is outstanding and we experienced beautiful sunsets.I hope you understand that I donor mean to complain but merely telling you things that you are not aware of.If you would like to contact us further, p,ease feel free to do so.
Thank you so much for your detailed review. We really appreciate your thoroughness and honesty.
We have informed our local contact and cleaner about the issues you had and many of the things you mentioned have been corrected. We now have a hair dryer and a working toilet seat thanks to you.
We are very sorry for the ant incident as that should never have happened and should have been corrected promptly.
Thank you again for your reservation with us.
Todd & Bic, Owners
Love the Surf and Racquet Club
Reviewed by terry h
We enjoyed your Kona condo.. We know you gave us a great rate. We have stayed at the Surf and Racquet Club several times, we found this location safe, quiet and relaxing. The condo was very clean. We noticed the nice updates you've made. My wife suggests the kitchen next. She had trouble with the two front burners on the stove. She would also like to suggest that the knives be sharpened and maybe let the renters know there isn't a hairdryer. Perhaps a small bar of soap for those who would prefer that instead of the wall unit. Also , there is only a code to get in the gate, no card. It has changed since the renters packet was undated. All that said we had a great time, great stay and we loved the beach chairs. We would stay here again without a second thought. Thank you so much for the use of your condo.
Two weeks in paradise
Reviewed by tlwalsh
We stayed in 2-102 for 2 weeks in Sept/Oct. Although this wasn't our first choice unit, we were pleasantly surprised. (The condo we had booked in bldg 1 had a pipe burst 2 weeks before our arrival, and we had to scramble at the last minute to find another unit! This one was available). You can't beat the oceanfront view. We loved having breakfast on the lanai and watching the spinner dolphins go by, and the sunsets every night. Just a quick 1 min drive to Kahalu'u Beach where we snorkelled most mornings and always saw turtles and lots of fish. Shopping with grocery store, drug store, several restaurants is just up the road. Close to Keauhou Bay where you get on the boat for any tours. (We did the manta ray snorkel and morning snorkel with Sea Paradise - highly recommended! The Sea Paradise office is in the shopping plaza too).
The condo is well-stocked. Had everything we needed in the kitchen, and lots of beach gear (chairs, boogie boards, two coolers, pool noodles, and more that we didn't use). Also had some spices in the cupboard, and butter in the fridge. The decor wasn't our style (but who cares since we don't live there!), and everything was very clean. We got a mid-stay cleaning after 1 week, which was really nice! Patio furniture was nice. We liked having a washer/dryer in the unit. Beds were a bit soft, and we didn't like that the patio screen doors didn't close properly so small bugs and moths came in at night through the small gap (attracted to the light). It wasn't a huge problem. No a/c but we didn't mind. With the windows open and ceiling fans on, we were comfortable.
Complex itself is quite quiet, but I did find people arriving and leaving were a bit noisy in the stairways. Being on the ground floor, we did get a fair amount of traffic past the front door. We could also hear the people in the unit above us walking around, but the one person seemed to have an especially heavy foot. I'm a light sleeper so that was an annoyance for me, but it didn't bother my husband at all.
All in all, we loved our stay and can't wait to go back!
Nice complex, but unit-2102 desperately needs renovation
Reviewed by Rocco D
The complex itself was nice. The location is okay. Close to a shopping center with a grocery store and several restaurants. A snorkeling beach within walking distance. A small beach for swimming just a few miles away. The water is inaccessible for swimming from this location, but that is not uncommon in Kona.
The unit itself was not pleasant and I would not book it again. It looks like there had been no maintenance or upgrading done since the unit was originally built. The levered windows on the front window of the unit did not work properly. Only one set would actually open, the other 2 sets were rusted shut. The screen in the kitchen window was open. The appliances were outdated. The dishwasher was disgusting. It was home to several cockroaches and was so rusted that pieces of the dish rack were falling off. We had to wash the dishes by hand before we felt comfortable using them. The master bed was small and probably the most uncomfortable bed I've ever slept in.
While the room was 'clean', everything in it was very old and showing obvious wear. The carpet and furniture looked to be several decades old. I'm sure this place was very nice in the 1980's. The only plus was that it was oceanfront and had a good sized lanai.
Thank you very much for taking some time to review our condo. We always appreciate our guests comments since it helps us improve our services for our future guests.
As you can imagine, with bookings made months and even years in advance, it can be a balancing act to address maintenance issues as they arise while also respecting the privacy and comfort of our guests. Our tropical environment presents an ongoing challenge both inside and out.
Since taking on responsibility for this condo a little less than a year ago I know that the sliding doors have had rollers and screen replaced, the tile on the lanai has been replaced, the entry window has been remodeled, and just this week the screen on that same window has been replaced (after being ordered weeks ago when its frame broke). The controls on the window will now be replaced this week. The owners and I are also in the process of replacing the dishwasher. The lanai furniture and lamps throughout the unit were also replaced during this period. Yes, there is more to be done...and we are working on it whenever time permits.
The entire KKSRC complex receives quarterly pest control treatments...inside and out. We also respond as soon as possible when bugs are discovered between treatments.
My contact information is clearly posted in the condo and in the reservation materials which are given to our guests. At no time was I contacted during their stay. I could have been there within hours to deal with some of the concerns that are raised in this review. We sincerely do strive to help our guests have a truly "aloha" experience.
The property is admittedly far from new. At the same time, the majority of our guests find it clean and comfortable...in a very affordable oceanfront setting. We are working to make it even better.
Ken, Local Contact
Todd Owner condo 2-102
Had a wonderful stay
Reviewed by Bob from Duluth
This is the third or fourth time we have stayed at a oceanfront Keauhou Surf & Racquet Club Condo. This was the first time on a ground floor. And it was ideal for our 7 & 11 yr. old granddaughters and their parents who joined us for just over a week. Their favorite activity was in snorkeling at the Kahalu'u Beach. But they also swam daily in the Resort pool as well. They loved seeing the different birds and finding gekos. They also earned state and National Park badges and didn't stint on the great sightseeing on the Big Island.
My wife was a little disappointed in the condition of the condo as compared with other Surf & Racquet Club condos. She sent in a review card for you. We well understand the maintanence diffeculties in a shoreside facility. But the rusted components in the dishwasher and in the guest shower, we felt should have been addressed. The absence of a tray for carrying food to the lanai was also felt daily. She also commented in her review about some other things lacking in a condo kitchen. The guest single beds were a little uncomfortable.
All and all we really enjoyed our stay. The great ocean views and wonderful weather can't be beat. Mahalo.
Location, location, location
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
I loved being able to look out and be so close to the ocean. Saw whales almost every day and the sunsets are not to be missed! This is a very comfortable condo, spacious and very nicely equipped. Check-in & check-out was a breeze.
Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Condo 2-102
Reviewed by amc
I spent two weeks in this condo with my family. The photos of the condo on the alohoa Condos site form an accurate representation of the space. The condo, especially the kitchen, is a bit dated but it was comfortable and contained everything we needed to enjoy our stay.
There were a couple items which could be improved. The lighting in the kitchen was terribly dark. Only one of the three light bulbs was functioning and there were no additional bulbs in the condo.An easy fix.
A cleaner came halfway through our stay which was great however she didn't wash the sheets for the pull out couch which we had been using despite having left them aside. This was a bit disappointing because we had paid for the service as part of our reservation, but not the end of the world as there is a washing machine in the unit. We also noticed that the bed cover in the master bedroom was dirty upon arrival. I realize that often times the polyester type covers don't get cleaned but this was gross. We simply set is aside for our stay.
This condo along the ocean and we enjoyed many evenings of beautiful sunsets and listening to the surf. The Club itself is very quiet and everyone was friendly. We very much enjoyed the pool and tennis courts. The nearby beach is great for watching the sunset or local fisherman but it is not a swimming or snorkeling beach.
The condo is walking distance to stores, restaurants and a snorkeling beach but a drive to any swimming beaches and downtown.
All in all we enjoyed our stay at this condo and would recommend it to families, older travelers, and those looking to have a hassle free vacation. Adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts may find this location a bit tame.
Great location, beautifully landscaped grounds
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
I rented 2-102 from Todd for the Lavaman triathlon. The unit is nice with a great ocean view patio. The condo is fully equipped including wifi. Half a mile from a great snorkeling beach, 5 miles from Kona pier and just down the hill from a grocery store, drug store and some restaurants. I biked into Kona most mornings for coffee, Alii drive is mostly flat and has a wide bike lane all the way to town.The grounds are gorgeous, I didn't try the pool or tennis courts, but I found some racquets and balls in the closet. This was a good value for the dollar. Highly recommend.
location, location, location
Reviewed by Trish
the location of the condo was amazing providing a view of the sunset so spectacular it was worth the trip to the island. The condo was well equipped including things like shampoo, body wash, laundry soap, etc. saving us some money. That was much appreciated.
Excellent View and Location!
Reviewed by pftraveller
We stayed in unit 2-102 at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club for 5 days in March. The condo was in an excellent location and had an absolutely amazing view which we enjoyed with our fresh Kona coffee every morning and throughout the day. The condo is a bit tired but it was clean and had everything we needed - most condiments, beach towels, snorkel gear, and tennis racquets as well as Dvds for the kids which were put to good use in the evening. Communication with Todd was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and would stay here again if we ever come back to Kona.
This comfortable condo has an ocean view and is in a great locat
Reviewed by Anne C.
We spent a week in this condo in late September and had a great time. The arrangements were easy to make and all our questions were answered. We sipped our morning coffee on the lanai while watching outrigger canoes, fishing boats and dolphins pass by. The furniture is comfortable inside and out, and extras include beach and snorkeling gear, Big Island visitor material, a well-stocked kitchen and plenty of linens. The complex is landscaped and well maintained, with a pool, tennis courts and a barbeque/picnic area, and is close to a good snorkeling beach. We enjoyed the small town of Keahou and the neighboring town of Kona. The proximity to a main highway made it convenient for us to explore other parts of the island to the north and south.
Wow factor in a perfect Kona location!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
We had a fabulous time in your beautiful, spacious waterfront condo in Kona. Excellent location walking distance to one major snorkeling beach and a short drive to the other two exceptional snorkeling beaches where we saw zillions of colorful fish, turtles, and dolphins.We will definitely stay again on our next trip to Kona!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
We stayed in 2-102 from May 16-23, 2012 and had a great time. The layout of the unit was very nice and clean. Dishes, towels and even flipper, snorkels, etc were at the unit for our use. Nothing better than each morning sitting on the lanai and eating breakfast while overlooking the ocean. We like the unit and ground level of this unit and would definately stay again.
Absolutely Perfect Spot
Reviewed by JudyK
We enjoyed our 11 nights at 2-102. The location is perfect. We saw more whales from the lanai than on the whale watch excursion. Btw, they would come by our area looking for whales. We had everything that we needed for our time there. As previously stated, the condo could use some upgrades especially in the kitchen area. If we lived closer to Hawaii, this would be where we returned yearly.
Just as expected!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
Thanks to Todd and Bic for opening their condo to our family. It was exactly as we expected and suited us to a T! The condo was right on the water with all the accessories that a family of four required. The furnishings were as in the advert and the family enjoyed it all. The beds were soft and cozy and the breeze from the ocean cooled us in the evening. It is very quiet on this location and we were able to enjoy the evenings on the Lanai enjoying the sunset. In the morning the canoes and kayaks go by and we occasionally saw whales breaching. Fabulous! Occasionally people would walk by enjoying the view which was just fine.
Incredible view, spacious accomodations and convenient to beache
Reviewed by Bob
The Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet was easy to find from the airport as well as the individual condo 2-102. Access to both the complex and the condo was a simple matter of following the owner's check-in instructions. 2-102 was light, airy and plenty big enough to accomodate four adults. It was well furnished, including beach supplies like boogie boards, beach towels and even sun screen (we didn't realize this at first and added a new boogie board to the collection. We enjoyed the ground floor unit as it didn't require us to haul things upstairs and the unit could be accessed from either the parking lot or from the water side. There was assigned parking and additional visitor parking that was always available. Of the Surf and Racquet club amenities, we used the grilling area twice and the pool once. In our view, the complex is perfectly located with quick access to beaches and Kona as well as to grocery shopping and the main highway for touring. We didn't spend a lot of time in the condo, but we did enjoy having dinner on the lanai and watching the gorgeous sunsets and sometimes whales. As mentioned, the unit was very nice, but we did notice a small ant problem in the kitchen as well as some peeling paint on the kitchen cabinets. Also, a little mold on the bathroom artwork. These were minor things and all and all we really enjoyed our stay.
Reviewed by Susan
This condo was spacious, clean, well-equipped, looked right out over the ocean, and was the right price for our family. The Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club is right in the middle of the Kona coast, making it central to beautiful beaches and great snorkeling. Some of the best snorkeling, though, was right off of the rocks of the Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club!
Look forward to our visits at 2-102
Reviewed by Newton
The location is terrific, and our dealings with the owners and local manager have been very positive. The carpeting has been thoroughly cleaned since last tear. The kitchen needs some upgrading. The dishwasher racks are rusting. The glassware and the dishware are a mixture of several patterns - in several cases there aren't 4 of a kind. The vaccum cleaner needs replacing. These items should be looked at, butwould not come us from returning.
Felt like heaven on earth
Reviewed by L&L
This has been one of the best vacations rentals I've ever stayed in (and I've stayed in over a dozen). We especially loved the convenient location to the shopping mall, our own private beach (100 yards away), and some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii just minutes away. We loved being on the ground floor and sitting out on the grass or walking out onto the path or sitting out on the picnic table to watch the sunsets. This condo was well equipped (the snorkel/beach gear is a plus), and nicely decorated. We played tennis nearly every morning on the newly resurfaced courts. This location is much more cozy and "local" feeling than being closer to Kona-Kailua town. The sound of the ocean and warm breezes through the screen doors were the ultimate stress soothers. My only wish was that the screen doors could be locked so we could leave them open during the day while we went out for short spurts. But it was easy enough to just open the doors upon return and let the air spread out again.
Overall: felt like home, exceptional location, super convenient ground floor lanai access, would definitely come back!Thanks Tod and Bic
Enjoyed our stay at 2-102 Keauhou Surf and Racquet
Reviewed by Michael M
We recently stayed at Keauhou Surf and Racquet and very much enjoyed our stay. The unit has a priceless view of the ocean and we already miss the sounds of the crashing waves. Also the unit is very well stocked with everything you will need on your vacation and you will just need to bring a suitcase and the rest will be waiting for you. The Keauhou Surf and Racquet is a very well maintained and beautiful resort with a great pool for kids and tennis court. We would definitely recommend this unit for anyone looking for a great place to stay on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Fabulous place to relax and enjoy the view.
Reviewed by Doug
Wonderful location with superb view of the ocean. Weather was excellent. Unit was thoughtfully supplied with usual amenities plus extras such as snorkels, masks, beach towels. Unit was clean and in decent repair. Wireless internet was available without charge, but it was slow. An older TV, but who would watch TV in paradise? Would like to visit again.
A Relaxing, Spacious Experience
Reviewed by LUNASTELLA
The condo was lovely with great access to the ocean just beyond a grassy lawn & lava rocks...Welcome goodies given us on our entry were very local and sweet gesture! Photos on Vrbo do justice to the unit...it is kept in good condition, very spacious and lovely. Nice to have kitchen with pass through window and view to the ocean. In-unit laundry, and BBQ in common area--both were used!My only recommendation to owners is to provide a few basic cooking ingredients--like oil, vinegar, and a few spices and condiments--and then it would be perfect!!
Like being at home!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
All the creature comforts you could possibly imagine - all with the Kona coast as your companion. We took things with us completely unecessarily - beach towels, snorkels etc. - because it was all there, thought of, taken care of. W/D which means you can pack less...dishwasher, which means you have to fuss less about keeping the place clean. It was absolutely fabulous!
Thank you so much for your positive comments. We really to try to make our condo feels like home for our guests. We are so happy you had a great time in Kona.
Thank you again for staying with us. Wishing you and your family a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.
Todd and Bic, Owners, Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club, Condo 2-102
Fantastic as usual
Reviewed by Bev Isman
I believe this is the second or third time we've stayed in this unit. This time a friend stayed in the second bedroom and had a great time. We love to listen to the crashing surf, watch the sunsets during happy hour, watch the birds, and eat breakfast on the lanai. The only complaint is when vacationers in the 2 units above us are noisy, which they were this time.
Thank you so much for your return visit. We are so happy your friend had a great time. We are very sorry for the "noisy" neighbor. We too love watching the sunset and enjoying all of our meals on the lanai while watching mother nature at her best.
Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and New Year.
Todd and Bic. Owners, Condo 2-102
Waves at your back door!!
Reviewed by M Ference
This is such a great condo to stay in. It is situated on alii drive down near Keahou, really close to a shopping area. The waves are literally crashing just a few yards from your back door. It was wonderful. There is a great snorkling beach (complete with sea turtles) just a few minutes walk down alii Drive, and the condo has snorkling gear for your use. Magic Sands Beach is also just down the street. The condo has a great open floor plan, you will love it!!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the condo and it sounded like you had a great time in Kona.
Come back soon.
Bic and Todd
Owners, Surf and Racquet 2-102
Very happy with our comfortable condo with awesome views.
Reviewed by So Cal Family
The condo was great in terms of the views and the amenities provided. Our only complaints were that the garbage disposal wasn't working and the the screen doors in the two bedrooms weren't able to be locked. In the master bedroom, the screen door lock had been messed with and had been re-installed inproperly. In the other bedroom, the screen on the window doesn't even cover the window, thus we couldn't use the screens at night.
A relaxing getaway to the 'Big Island'
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
My stay at this resort was fabulous! I would highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a great place to relax while enjoying some amazing sunsets and listening to the ocean waves crash against the lava rock from the comfort of the Lanai. In a great location this condo offers easy accessibilty to Queen K and/or ali'i Dr. to travel around the island if you so choose. An easy walk to a local shopping center that offers groceries, a movie theater, pharmacies and more. This is a condo to consider when traveling to the Big Island.
A hidden gem
Reviewed by Murrieta CA
This condo was incredible. It's right on the ocean and close to town. We saw spinner dolphins nearly every day while we had our breakfast on the lanai. Even though we didn't need the second bedroom, how could you resist for this price? The condo had all of the standard amenities you would expect - like microwave, blender, VCR/DVD player, iron with ironing board, ceiling fans in nearly every room including the bathrooms, barbecue tools, pots, pans, etc. What really made it feel like home were the little things you would not expect in a condo like this - immersion blender, rice cooker, waffle iron, sandwich maker, toaster oven, even toothpicks for my Martinis. All you need to bring is the food. The closets were full of boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, tennis equipment, suntan lotions, aloe vera, beach mats, beach towels and an extra fan. (You can really travel light.) There is no air conditioning, but that really wasn't an issue. It doesn't get that hot in Kona, but it does get humid. The condo was not brand new, but it was in good shape. The lanai furniture did appear to be very new and good quality. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Unit 2102 needs work!
Reviewed by Mike
There were several problems with the unit. The electrical outlets in both bathrooms did not work, when pluging in night lites or other appliances. Tried to use the electrical outlet in the small bedroom behind the dressor and it sparked when the cord was plugged in, so did not use. The screens on the windows and doors would not close properly, letting in mosquitos that gave my wife numerous bites.
Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions. We strive to improve our services and your suggestions are very much appreciated. We have contacted Bruce our local contact and forwarded your comments and suggestions to him. Bruce will have the outlets repaired and we will replace the screens on the windows and doors.
Thank you very much for your reservation and we do value your comments and suggestions.
Todd and Bic
A great location!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
This condo was very comfortable, thirty feet from the ocean with a beautiful view. The owners were extremely nice about early and late check-out. People are not always so accommodating. We would definitely rent it again. It's hard to find a first floor unit with such a great location. Surrounding neighbors were nice, too.
Needs updating and cleaning!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
Although the location of the Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club is very convenient, the unit we stayed in (2-102) left much to be desired. The beds were comfortable and clean, as was the living room furniture. The bathrooms and especially the kitchen, were very outdated, run down and dirty. Dirty in terms of being so old and run down that no amount of cleaning or fresh paint would spiff them up. This became very onerous during a two week stay in March 2010. The patio furniture was also sub-standard; not even as nice as the chaise lounges at the community pool. It was not pleasant at all to pay the amount we paid for furnishings and accommodations that were barely tolerable.
Thank you very much for your comments and suggestions. We strive to improve our services and your suggestions are very much appreciated. We are in the process of purchasing new lanai furnitures. We are also going to upgrade the furniture in the smaller bedroom. We have contacted Bruce our local contact, and Merwylle, our cleaner and forwarded your comments and suggestions to them. We will definitely improve our amenities, thanks to your input.
Thank you for your reservation and we do value your comments and suggestions very highly.
Todd & Bic Aki, Owners, Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club Resort, Condo 2-102
In two words.."Too Short"
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
We had the added pleasure of viewing whales passing in front of our condo and one night or early am (it was still dark) we were awakened by a series of slapping sounds and obvious whales blowing air/water as they passed very close to shore. It was cool!
Reviewed by Linda and Family
The crashing surf on the lava rocks just outside our slider door was amazing to watch. Great sunset or morning coffee place to sit.
The condo was very comfortable and accomodating. Decor is great, my daughter about flipped when she saw it. The condo is only about 20 min. away from Kealakakuea Bay. We rented kayaks and swam with dolphins. We definately want to go back. Aloha
Reviewed by ldewilde
We had a great time staying here. This unit has a wonderful view of the ocean and you can sit on the lanai and watch the sunset. The condo had everything we needed for our stay to include boogie boards, beach towels and flashlights for the night hike at the Volcano! The swimming pool has been completely redone and is absolutely gorgeous and warm, which I loved since I am not a cold water lover. We used the BBQ area several times, which was great for all of the people we had. I would totally recommend this unit for anyone wanting to stay on the Big Island at a reasonable cost. The only negative with a ground floor unit is having to close up the condo when you go out so its a bit stuffy when you return. However, it cools off quickly with the ocean breeze. This unit stays much cooler than the third floor units. Also, the key card for the gate was no longer there but we just used the key code. I was pleased with the goodies that were there for us on our arrival and the condo is extremely close to the golf course (absolutely beautiful to play)and shopping. The weather was terrific, 86 degrees. All in all this was definitely the best vacation we have had.
Home away from home
Reviewed by Rachel
The condo was great. Plenty of room and it came fully equipped. It was very quiet and peacefull with a great ocean view yet only minutes of a drive from the bustling beaches and shopping areas of Kona.
Although the condo had no air conditioning, their was a nice breeze when windows and patio doors were open. It was however warm at night when we closed patio doors and retired for the evening.
WOW!! and Awesome People
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
Booking and dealing with the owners before arrival was easy and friendly. The Condo was neat and tidy and just right for us - 2 people for 2 weeks then 5 for 1 week. The location was awesome gorgeous views lovely and quiet, the trolley bus and shops were close and convenient. The local contact was friendly and efficient, checking in and out was no hassle at all, it was neat to have it cleaned once a week while we were there. There was washing powder, toilet paper, some toiletries and dishwash powder etc provided which was great. A very nice touch was the box of chocolates and little bag of coffee on arrival, it made us feel welcome. It was nice to have soft comfortable beds too as both my Dad and myself suffer from bad backs, so 3 weeks in a comfortable bed was great. The pool was very very nice!! I swam at least twice a day. One of the best things about staying here at the Surf and Racquet club was the really friendly cheerful ground staff, especially Jim the landscape supervisior and a couple of the younger guys, it made all the difference to our stay and one of the biggest reasons I would stay there when I come back. The best thing about our stay was the friendliness of the people, there was nothing we did not like, it was perfect. Many thanks to the owners and staff that made our stay great.Wickham family
Decent but dated
Reviewed by Offseason Hawaii Travelers
This condo had a great view of the ocean and was roomy enough for a family of four. The condo was clean but the furniture was very dated and a bit run down. We came to this condo on the off-season so the price was reasonable for the condition of the condo. If we had to pay full in-season price, I would've have expected newer furniture and a few more amenities, such as sugar for the coffee. Also, there are very, very strict rules at the pool (example: No unnecessary loudness) which can be challenging with small children.
Ideal place to stay
Reviewed by Jan
We stayed for 6 nights from the end of February into March. The condo was well taken care of. The master bedroom is on the oceanside. We sat on the patio and watched spinner dolphins and whales playing in front.There is a great snorkeling beach just around the corner. Overall, it was a great place to stay.
Fabulous Oceanfront Sunsets!!!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
2-102 Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is an excellent place to stay. Not only is the condo full of everything you need or forgot to bring, but it has the best oceanfront/sunsets in the area. The lanai is spacious and well furnished for your sunset cocktail hour or afternoon sunning. The kitchen is stocked with all the necessary appliances for anyone who prefers to cook in rather than eat out. The owners provide all sorts of beach stuff including chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear, flippers! We will definitely stay here again and recommend to our friends.