1200 sq. ft. | 3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6
Oceanfront Penthouse with sunset views every evening. A top floor spacious condo with western views of the clear blue Pacific waters.
- Top Floor Condo with Vaulted Ceilings
- Direct, Unobstructed Ocean View
- Oceanfront Master Bedroom
- New Unit - Added July 2013
- Oceanfront Resort
- Kitchen - Full
- Laundry - In Unit
- Pool - Shared
- Parking - Free
- King Bed
- Queen Bed (2)
- Sleeper Chair
- Internet - Wireless [Free]
- Free Local Calls
- Tennis Courts (3)
- Surfing - Nearby
- Golfing Nearby
- Day Spa - Nearby
Wicker glass top dining table and four chairs. Near the north wall is a rattan table with playing cards, board games and a new old time style functioning AM/Fm radio, CD player, record player and tape player combination unit. Glass top end table with vase and flowers. A night light/art display tiffany fish lamp on a glass top table.
Large sofa with a comfortable queen size pullout bed. Coffee table with a big Island guidebook, 2 remotes for the 32-inch flat screen TV and the Blu-Ray/DVD player, and books illustrating Hawaiian Island birds, fish, trees & shrubs and the Big Island. Pull out Shoji screens that separate the living from the master bedroom. Also, there is a easy to use newly installed bamboo blinds separating the living and master bedroom from the exterior lanai.
A fully equipped modern kitchen. Modern hand sprayer faucet and a water filter faucet. Many appliances including: microwave, a new ceramic top 4 burner range and oven, frig with ice maker, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffee maker and grinder, rice cooker, toaster, can opener, blender. Spice rack, wine glasses and a full set of utensils, plates, bowls, glasses, cups, cooking ware, silverware, BBQ ware and just about anything needed to cook any meal.
Large room with an ocean view. King size bed with a comfortable temperpedic style mattress and down pillows. Coordinated teak bedroom set including headboard, 2 end tables, a large 6-drawer dresser with a mirror, pedestal with flowers and 2 aloha end table lamps. Roll out functioning TV is available in the second bedroom closet. Cable and power cord are attached to the TV and can be hooked up at the space between the master bedroom and living room. AM/FM clock radio on the night stand and a remote controlled AM/FM CD player on an end table. Master bedroom closet contains various bedding, pillows, an iron and ironing board and 2 step ladders.
Large bathroom with laundry closet. Shower with a hand sprayer and a fixed wall shower. Both showerheads are adjustable from normal to massage settings. Ceiling fan/light for use when showering and using the laundry. Bright decorative wall light over sink.
Large room with a view of lush tropical vegetation and one of the fairways of the 36-hole golf course in the background. One queen size and one twin bed. Two end tables with coordinated bamboo lamps and an AM/FM clock radio with an iPOD docking station. AM/FM clock radio with a CD player and remote. A 27-inch TV with a combo DVD/VHS player with several VHS movies. Large closet has storage shelves, clothes hangers, vacuum cleaner, mop, broom and dust pan (cleaning tools may also be found in the hot water heater closet). The TV in closet can be used in the master bedroom. Also you will find recreational equipment including 4 beach chairs, beach umbrella, 2 tennis rackets and balls, snorkeling masks with breathing tubes & flippers, 2 Bogie boards and a large and a small cooler.
Full bathroom with a combination tub/shower
Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet club (KKRSC) Building 2-302. 78-6800 Alii Dr. Kailua-Kona. Hawaii, 96740. KKSRC is located about 5 miles south of the town of Kailua-Kona on the big Island (Hawaii)
Linen & Utility Closet
Linen closet is located in the hallway. Contains beach towels, bedding, different size towels, wash clothes Plastic cabinets at the bottom of the linen closet contain office supplies, envelopes, note pads etc. Manuals for all the condo appliances and electronics can be found in a plastic container near the bottom of the linen closet.
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Beautiful ocean view but western exposure uncomfortably hot
Reviewed by Heyedie
My husband, daughter and I stayed in this unit during the first week of September. As the photographs show, the unit has a stupendous view of the ocean. The unit also is tucked well off the road, so very quiet. It is well-equipped, including with beach gear, and the beds are comfortable. The pool in the complex is nice.
On the downside, we were extremely hot, as high temperatures were in the upper 80s and the breeze was light to non-existent. Due to the western exposure, the sun would come blazing into the unit by lunchtime, turning it into a sauna until after sundown. I normally prefer fans to air conditioning, and there were many fans in the unit, but they were barely sufficient. Sleeping in the loft during that time would have been intolerable. Fortunately, our group was small enough that we didn't need to use the upstairs bed.
In a cooler time of year, I'm sure the unit is much more pleasant all around.
Other items of note:
-- The water from the tap has an unpleasant flavor, which is unfortunate if you're trying to avoid the plastic waste caused by buying bottled water.-- Walking in the area is not great. Although many people bike and walk on Ali'i Drive, they use the shoulder of the pavement, which is not separated from traffic. The street is busy.-- We discovered that the screen of the kitchen window was bent, as if someone had tried to break in. We wanted to open the window for a cross breeze but the broken screen posed a security risk. Before we left, I informed the owner and his on-site representative by email. Initially, I received no reply but after I sent a second message, the owner answered that repairs were underway.
Reviewed by Winoma
We liked this condo very much. The kitchen was extremely well appointed (other than a broken can opener, which was nothing) and the condo was nicely decorated. It was clean and well kept and the beds were very comfortable.The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the carpet. I don't care for carpet, difficult to keep clean and hard to keep rugs on. That said, I would consider renting this condo again if I was going to the Kona Coast. Also, the grounds and surrounding areas of the condo were very well kept.
Reviewed by Barbara
The condo location is wonderful as this is the side of the island we love most! The condo itself is well accommodating, however, could use some updates. The lani is where we began and ended our days. It's remarkable!! There's plenty of oscillating fans to help circulate the air for those humid days and easily accommodates 6 people.
If we're blessed to visit the island again, we'd love to stay here again!
Thank you to the Shamps and all who help to make this place great!
Love this Place
Reviewed by T. Gerber
This is our 2nd trip to the Big Island and our 2nd time at the Surf and Racquet club. We returned to this resort for its location, beautiful grounds, and great accommodations. The resort has many amenities for a family to enjoy. Our Condo, 2-302, was exceptional, we enjoyed everything from a great kitchen to prepare meals, a comfortable living space, comfortables beds, and a view you can't find anywhere else on the planet! The pictures do not do it justice, adding the ocean breeze and sound of the waves, the beautiful blue sea and the sun can't help to make any day into a wonderful experience. Coming back from a great day on the island and enjoying a great meal on the 3rd floor lanai watching the sunset, it doesn't get any better. The location is so close to many incredible experiences, including a simple walk to Kahaluu beach, where there is fantastic snorkeling, cliff jumping at EOW, Captain Cook and Kealakekua bay, two-step and the city of refuge. North to fantastic golden sand beaches, or south to South Point's black and green sand beaches. There are so many great activities in reach from this location.Bruce and his family have added many personal touches to their home away from home and made for a wonderful experience for our family. We will return to the Big Island once again and and will certainly have 2-302 first on our list. Thanks Again Bruce.
Relaxing family week
Reviewed by Keith
Nice family get-together, perfect location and peaceful setting.Opening the windows and letting the breeze flow was enjoyable. Ability to use the community Bar-B-Q was great for dinners. The third floor view and waking to the sounds of crashing waves was my highlight.Leaving Kona in the 70s and arriving in Seattle in the 20s is a shock to the system more ways than one. We look forward to our next visit.Mahalo
We love the Big Island
Reviewed by cATHY
We had a great time at our stay in the condo. The condo was beautifully decorated, roomy and well-supplied. We really appreciated having beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards available to us. The views from this condo are breathtaking, and you are within a couple miles of good beaches and snorkeling to the north. The week we were there was hot, and wished we had A/C on the last day The condo has many fans, and overall, that helped a lot; however, we had one day that was very hot and no trade winds...Overall, we the condo and amenities were great.
Reviewed by R. Michael
Wonderful Condo and owners. The location is perfect, the complex is one of the best in Keauhou. We have stayed in this complex 5 times before and the first to this Condo. Condo is well appointed and worked well for our family of 6. The washer and dryer broke just before we arrived and was not able to be replaced during our two week stay. It was a bit inconvenient, but those things happen and the owners were very fare in reimbursing us for the times we had to drop the laundry off in Kona for wash and fold. It all worked out fine. We love the area and this is a great place to stay.
Dreams are made of this...
Reviewed by Virginia
We have rented ocean front units at Keauhou Kona Surf for many years, but this was a return visit after a lapse of 20 years. This unit was wonderfully appointed, down to the hair dryers, comfortable beds, beach chairs, and the view. Turquoise, clear water and in early March, we literally had humpbacks hopping, tail slapping and fluking right in front of the lanai. This may answer the question, why go to Hawaii if you live in Florida. Whales! We found the unit and the property to be in excellent condition and the location is near Kailua Town, shopping and the best snorkle beach on the island, even for small children. The landscaping was wonderful too. There are so many must do things on the Big Island that we find it like all of the other islands combined. We flew over the volcano, Hilo and the Hamakua Coast. Chartered a fishing boat, hiked in Volcano National Park and brunched at Mauna Kea Resort (Sunday only). We found the island as we left it 20 years ago and are eager to return. Mahalo to our hosts, Bruce and Vicki
Reviewed by Philip L
We had three couples staying here and all had adequate privacy with a large pleasant living area. The Lanai has a great view of the ocean where we watched whales playing every day. Adequate kitchen, though a bit outdated, provided enough space to cook for a large party.
Wow what a view!
Reviewed by Leana Leavy
Wow the first thing u notice when u walk in this place is the view, is it ever beautiful! My favorite part was sitting on the Lani have breakfast with my kids and watching the dolphins play in the water... life dosnt get much better. All the accommodations were great very comfortable beds and everything worked great. Our only 2 small issues were the pack and play we had asked if they had, was broken ( I assume the owners would have no idea about this and why would they since they probably never use it) just including it here so future renters have an idea that although one was available I wouldn't put my baby in it cause the bottom gave out often. But it wasn't an inconvenience as the master bedroom is large and there was plenty of room for him to sleep with us! Our 2nd issue again somthing that couldn't at the moment be cleared up by the owner but I'm sure was resolved shortly after our stay. As the condo association had just finished pool repairs they decided to change the pool locks, so our key to the pool did not work and we would have to hope someone would let us in anytime we went down there. ( just about any people staying in a vacation rental had this problem) so overall our experience was great and would defanitly visit again ( just Mabey when it's not so hot hahaha! )
Reviewed by anna
Fantastic view, very clean, beautifully decorated and all the amenities to have a very comfortable stay. I have stayed at Surf & Racket before but this condo my family and i would give a rating of 5 stars. The grounds were well kept and we would not hesitate to book another stay at this condo. Mahalo to the lady who responded quickly to my call from Aloha Condos, Inc. We had a wonderful stay and hope we can return to our favorite island and stay at this condo once again. Thank you.
Reviewed by Rebecca
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay with our family in your condo. It was a beautiful setting to fall asleep to every night and hear the sound of the waves. Great complex! Everything you need and very clean and well maintained. Plus Bruce and Vicki were wonder hosts and helped us many times on our stay, they went above and beyond.We highly recommend this condo! Rebecca & family
Comfortable Condo with an Amazing View
Reviewed by Mary Ann
This is the second year our family stayed in Condo 2-302 and we were as pleased with our stay this year as last. The condo is very comfortable - roomy and has a well equipped kitchen. The condo has a large porch with an unbeatable view of the ocean and shoreline. The Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is a perfect place for a family gatherings. It is well maintained and has beautiful public areas - including tennis courts, pool and grills located under a roof. We hope to return.
Stayed for the Ironman 2015
Reviewed by mark
The location and view is stellar. Upon entering the condo we noticed the followingThe front door lock was not working, had to manipulate the lockLouvered window has no screen, cannot get air flowLack of table fans for additional coolingTears in the room dividing rice paper screensRips in screen doors out to the Lanai and screens continually falling off their tracksUpstairs windows not functional and have no screensWindow shades in second bedroom dirty and rusting out at the bottomGeneral cleanliness not up to par, especially with a $350 cleaning feeDishwasher did not work some of the timeKitchen garbage can broken topCollection of towels, sheets, cups, glasses, dishes is not updated or consistentWhen these issues were discussed with Bruce, he was empathetic, and explained that it was to bad that we chose to stay before his yearly scheduled maintenance, as of this writing no monetary refund offeredPS our party rented three other condos in this complex during this stay and 2-302 was priced similarly and yet overall quality was lower
As I shared with you when you first contacted us about the high heat and the frustrations springing from that, and other smaller but important issues, that I would be coming in immediately following your visit.
This is one of our frequent owners inspections we do each year( up to 4) as part of our commitment to keep our home away from home in stellar condition.
The following is what we found and forwarding the report to you.
1) Heat frustration: yes, during the iron man this year it was the hottest year Ever on record! (Over 90 plus in the shade!!) Plus the trade winds were unusually low. The result was VERY uncomfortable conditions for everyone on the Islands during that time! As you know we have first class ceiling fans in every bedroom and on the Lani itself. Your concerns about air flow and air cooling were beyond our control. We have owed our condo from the 1990's and have NEVER had a complaint on this issue. Only hundreds of praises. But it is very true that this year was just an unbelievable record HOT! I know you told me that you thought it was a type of "false advertising " but it very clear in the property description that it does not offer air conditioning. Not in all our many years have we ever needed it or or have a complaint about it. We believe, from what we have learned from you and what we have now observed first hand that this very uncomfortable condition led to a less than " happy" time putting a negative feel experience on everything else. Non the less I will report to you what we found in the other areas stated.
2) front door lock. Works perfect if you know which way to turn it
3) louvered window. Operating as designed. But does require. The normal trade wind breezes to be most effective.
4) Table fans: we do not provide table fans as they are not normally needed. We did not find the ones you say you used. Perhaps you took them with you. NEVER had a concern or a complaint like this before. Something for us to consider to have on hand for the future.
5) Screens off tracks : the screens were on the tracks when you arrived. Our cleaning/maintenance person reported to us that she did find a screen off the track and a small tear at the bottom of one. They were put back on and we have an appointment On Nov 12 for the damage incurred to be repaired.
6) Small tear in rice paper wall: yes we are aware of that .. Thanks. That little flaw has been there since we bought the unit in the 90's . It is so minor, in our minds that it has not been addressed . And we have never had an complaint about it. This is the first and perhaps it's time to consider replacement. Vicki and I are making that decision this week. Thanks for the input .
7) Dishwasher: Is the LG delux. Best money can buy. It's one year old and works perfect "if" directions of operation are followed well. Since we put it in last year we have had no complaints, just good service.
8)Kitchen garbage can; yes we did inspect and were able to find a small hair line crack on one edge of the lip of the lid. Don't know when it happened, but good constructive help. Thanks , it will be easy to fix or replace .
9) Window shades:, We found to be all working and in decent shape, especially considering they are on the ocean!! We had those scheduled for possible replacement every 5 years which would make that next year. We think they are still pretty good, but now based on you constructive suggestion, we are having a professional blind person coming in next week to make recommendations to us. It's possible we could expedite the replacement process this year.
10) Towels, sheets, cups, glasses, dishes. : We found them to be fully stocked as always, and ready to go. Another area that we have never had a complaint in. Fact is that the cupboards are so full, that we cannot even get anymore stuff in them if we wanted to!!
11) cleanliness; When we arrived we were very pleased with all the issues of cleanliness and sanitation. It is possible that our cleaning lady may have done a " specially " good job because she may have got wind that we ( the owners) were coming in! We have had her for 5-6 years and that has NEVER been her M.O. But it is still possible. It might be noted that my wife Vicki is a total clean freak, and cleanliness is by far her strong suit and she was pleased with all she inspected.
12) Toilets : you mentioned that they were not operating right and would not shut off. We have now been here two weeks and they are working perfectly , but will keep our eyes and ears open as we will be here for two more weeks to do everything possible to keep our home away from home in top primo condition.
As far as our business relationship goes
(a ) thanks for your stay. Nothing seems to be done bad to our condo and was left I good condition other than Normal wear and tear little stuff
(b) It is our opinion and observation that the extreme record heat, and without air conditioning ( that NO units in the Surf and Racquet Club condos have) put a real negative spin on your time here. I totally understand that, and so sorry. It might be interesting to and FYI that the clients who stayed right before you had nothing but top praise for our unit and there stay! Just delighted
Future: With this kinda negative cloud you have from your experience here, it might be good ( in all due respect) to consider a different unit next time with air conditioning, just in case. We think it would problably be best for all. Sincere thanks again for your stay! We are grateful for both your patronage And your constructive suggestions. I know we ( Vicki and I ) will be better for it!!
Bruce & Vicki, Owners
Very nice condo
Reviewed by Cynthtia C
The things I LOVED about this condo were the lanai (couldn't be better), the comfort of the bed in master bedroom, the layout, condo was well stocked (including groceries, DVDs, beach chairs and towels), the TV channel selection was good including Netflix, and the location of the resort. The master bath was in need of some updating although it was very functional. Personally, I think that the number and size of the artificial plants in the unit made it seem crowded and dated. All in all the rental was a very good value and my family enjoyed our stay.
Spacious, well maintained condo with beautiful view. We hope to return soon.
Reviewed by Yancey2014
We were with extended family for a large Thanksgiving get together. My family really enjoyed this condo, but the whole property was perfect for such an event. Our extended family rented 2 other condo's on the property and they were happy with them as well. With the pool, tennis court and outdoor pavilion (equipped with 3 grills), it was a fun and relaxing place to stay with multiple generations - all had a great time.
Lovely Hawaiian Condo and Setting
Reviewed by 514law
We stayed two weeks in Condo 2-302 and had a great time. We love Keauhou, and love being on the ocean. Love breakfast and dinner on the deck watching the waves crashing on the shore and watching various canoes and boats going by, and the sunsets can be stunning, especially with a hurricane going by. This ambiance is the reason we come to Hawaii.
Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club has a reasonable swimming pool with both shallow and deep ends, and tennis courts. We like to walk along the rough rocky shore and out to the beach along the Heritage Renewal Project and look for turtles. Also, there are many hibiscus and different types of palm tress to enjoy.
It is a short walk to a public snorkeling beach as well as a short walk to the Keauhou grocery store and shops.
The condo is fully equipped with the necessary kitchen appliances, cookware, dishes and utensils. The bathrooms were adequate and the condo had a very nice new washer and dryer. We liked the tropical motif- rattan furniture and tropical prints and decorations.
We will stay here again.
Very comfortable - great view
Reviewed by Diane M
We spent 6 nights in Condo 2-302 at the Keahou Kona Surf and Racquet Club and thoroughly enjoyed it. The view was beautiful - palm trees framing the ocean, nightly sunsets, and occassional boat traffic to watch go by, including the canoe races on Labor Day Weekend. We were there during a particularly hot spell, but the fans and large sliding glass doors to the lanai kept the place cool enough. We loved going to sleep hearing the sound of the waves against the shore. The condo was very well equipped with anything we might need, including wif-fi, and we really liked having a lot of space to spread out in. We would love to return!
We did not use any of the Surf and Racquet Club's amenities (such as the swimming pool), so cannot comment on these. Some may prefer to be closer to Kona Town, which has a lot of tourist shops and more dinner options than the Keauhou area, but we found the Surf and Racquet Club's location very convenient. It's close to a shopping center with a good supermarket, a bank, and an Italian Restaurant that we used for takeout twice; the Keauhou harbor, where several of the snorkeling tours depart; and Kahalu'u Bay, which has excellent snorkeling. It also has very easy access to Route 11 (Hawaii Belt Road).
Great view, not great apartment
Reviewed by Raewyn C
. I am sorry to say that while the view from the condo is magnificent, we felt our stay was marred by the poor swimming facilities. One pool for all these condos is inadequate and the pool itself is badly in need of refurbishment. The master bathroom in the condo was also a let down with an old shower and broken plug in the sink.
The screen door leading off the master bedroom is broken and propped against the wall. It is off its runners. In light of all of these things, we have decided to cut our stay short and find other accommodation which is more to our taste.
Great vacation experience
Reviewed by Paul
On first entry into the condo, the first thing that we noticed was how much space our new place actually had. Kitchen was spacious, well lit with lots of cupboard space. Counter top was granite and the appliances were all newer stainless steel. The rest of the unit was clean with good quality furniture. There was a large bedroom on the main floor with a queen size bed that my oldest daughter used. A large loft with another queen bed was the space my youngest girl claimed for herself. The master bed room was very large with sliding doors that lead out on a very large lani. A second set of sliding doors lead out onto the lani from the main living area. This provided a great view from the living room area when the sun came up the following morning. And what a view it was! A lava rock coast line traced itself up and down the complex while getting constantly battered by the ocean provided a very relaxing treat for all the senses. Beautiful place to enjoy that morning cup of coffee. The sunset in the evening from the same vantage point was amazing and one of my personal hilights of our trip.A stroll around the grounds revealed well kept beautiful lawns accented with lava rocks, large trees and shrubs. Tennis courts and a swimming pool provided much activities for all of us during our stay. To top it all off, a walk to the back of the complex put you that much nearer to that ocean experience that we had from our lani. Negative things were hard to find during our stay and the only things that came to mind was the screen doors were not fitting properly and came of the track a couple of times. Also, the hallway door was jamming a little. All in all, this was a beautiful condo. Wonderful area and a great place to call home for our stay on the big island.
This condo is amazing! Great location, perfect views and super c
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
We stayed here for a week and loved both the surf and racket club and particularly this condo. It was amazing to wake every day to the sound of the ocean and watch dolphins in the bay during breakfast. The condo has everything you need and is very well kept and super comfortable. We loved being on the top floor for the views, the added privacy and the wonderful ocean breeze!! The owner, Bruce, was great at checking that we had everything for our stay and quick to respond to any queries both before our stay and during.
As for the club, it is just far enough away from the main strip to give peace and quite but close to everything. The pool is great and we walked daily to the close by snorkleing bay to swim with turtles. It was a great place to base ourselves to explore the Big Island.
I would recommend this particular unit to anyone.
Had a wonderful time, loved the condo and the resort!
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
The resort is very quite and peaceful. The grounds at the resort are wonderful! We saw them meticulously taking care of them on a daily basis. The pool area and the BBQ area are wonderful, and nice and clean.
The condo was wonderful, very homey and nicely decorated. The view is just simply beyond words, and in addition to the wonderful views every day, we enjoyed the most beautiful sunsets every evening on the lanai. Even the garden view was great! The beds are the most comfortable I think I've ever slept on. The upstairs bedroom is loving decorated in a dolphin theme for children. The condo is very well stocked with everything you need. The only thing missing is you and a trip to the grocery store for food, which is very close by. Every day we had the pleasure of seeing dolphins go by. It was the wrong time of year to see whales, but if visiting in the early spring you can probably be guaranteed you will see them from the wonderful lanai.
The only slightly negative is some parts of the condo are in need of a deep down cleaning. That's not to say that it wasn't clean, because it was clean and very comfortable. It just needs some deep down detail work done. I probably only notice these little things because I clean homes for a living. All-in-all I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family, and we definitely will stay at this condo when we go back.
The owners Bruce and Vicki are the greatest to deal with. I had many questions and some requests and emailed them many times. They were quick to respond and so very helpful. A pleasure to deal with!
Accomodation was home away from home
Reviewed by A FlipKey verified reviewer
We spent a week in 2-302 condo in Kona Surf and racquet Club at the end of July 2013. We have 3, almost grown-up kids, so space and rooms were perfect for us. Condo is looking over the beautiful reef and every night we could enjoy unobstructed view of sunsets from the balcony.Kitchen was full of cooking supply, dishes and barbecue in resort was perfect way to prepare dinner.