Spacious, Beach-front, Two Story Condo in a perfect location.
This is a choice property on the west side, in the Keauhou-Kona Surf and Racquet Club. Top floor, beach-front, two-story, clean, well appointed, with a wrap-around lanai, and an unobstructed view to the sea. Very quiet property for relaxing and very spacious to allow all to find their own space when needed. Just down the street from the Keauhou Shopping Center which has a well-stocked KTA Super Store grocery, shops, and restaurants. Just minutes away from downtown Kailua-Kona, as well as the Kona Coast. The property owner is very responsive to requests and quite easy to work with. I recommend this property quite highly
Wow, what a beautiful place to stay!
You know what they say in real estate; location, location, location....Yes, the location of this wonderful condo is right on the waters edge, with spectacular pounding surf and gorgeous sunsets beautifully framed by towering palm trees!! But that's not all; the physical location is just as spectacular as the views off the balcony. You have the convenience of grocery shopping and multiple restaurants less than one mile away, yet you are far enough removed from the hustle and bustle of mid-town (which is less than 6 miles away) to actually feel the serenity this great place has in store for you. All the descriptions and previous reviews for this property are all quite real and we need not say anything more than it very comfortably meets all your "vacation home" needs, and then some. You might say, "it is the whole package". We left, wanting more...and more...and more. A return visit? Oh, yes, in a minute!! Many thanks to our hosts for this most memorable experience.
Beautiful property! Well laid out and comfortable for our family. Great kitchen and laundry. Owners were accommodating and efficient.
Stunning Ocean Views from Lovely, Spacious Condo
We stayed at The Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club in #3304 recently and loved this beautiful condo. There are 2 bedrooms as well as a media room that doubles as a private, 3rd bedroom, and 3 full bathrooms. The condo has been beautifully updated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, as well as two laundry areas--one upstairs for the master bedroom, and one downstairs. The views are stunning from the livingroom, upstairs master bedroom, and the large, wrap around lanai. I've stayed in several condos in this complex and all were lovely. This one was more roomy than most, with a loft master suite to die for. I would definitely book this unit again. If you are not able to climb stairs, any Surf and Racquet Club condo is not for you unless you book a ground floor unit--there are no elevators in the buildings. We like the extra exercise that we get just coming and going, so for us, the stairs are not a problem. The stunning views and privacy from the upstairs units make the climb worth the effort. I was especially pleased with the charming decor of this unit. The furnishings are perfect for the space, comfortable, clean and new. This is not always the case with condo rentals. The unit has also been redone with new tile floors throughout. The Surf and Racquet Club at Keahou is about a 10 minute drive down Alii Drive from downtown Kona Town. However, Keauhou Village Shopping Center is just a 2 minute drive away for groceries at KTA market (with an excellent deli and bakery), CVS pharmacy, and several restaurants. Kenichi Pacific Restaurant is located there--you won't want to miss this one! The complex itself is quiet and the pool is large and usually very quiet. There are 3, newly resurfaced tennis courts, as well. If you prefer a practically private beach, at the end of the property one can step onto a beach where turtles feed right at the water's edge. On most mornings, you might be the only person on the beach! If you want the action of Kona Town right near your condo, The Surf and Racquet might not be for you. But if you want a peaceful, serene, relaxing setting among lush tropical gardens and crashing surf, this is where you want to be. It's why I always book at The Surf and Racquet Club. This particular unit is extraordinarily well-stocked with everything you might need for your vacation--from snorkel gear to beach chairs, and a fully stocked gourmet kitchen with everything we needed to prepare meals. We loved our stay in this condo.
The condo is exactly as it's photographed! Beautiful furnishings and artwork, well maintained and the owners were very accommodating. I would stay here again during the Whaling Season just to see them come across the lanai and view them closely with the telescope. Our 40th vow renewals were in the park beneath our condo and everything was perfect! Mahalo for the beautiful condo! We had the 3-course $30 dinner at the Sheraton's Rays on the Bay and that was the highlight of our trip. The rays were attracted to the lights and performed for us!
The owner was great to work with notwithstanding unrelated difficulties they were having. The condo is as advertised...probably the best location in the entire facility and well done. There were minor maintenance issues, but none of them were a big deal. The owner was interested in hearing about them and is correcting them ASAP. Parking for two vehicles was never a problem. Tennis courts were generally available,and we were always invited to rotate into doubles games whenever we showed up. This was also a convenient location to launch adventures from, and the location pretty much guarantees most or all of your stay will be sunny. I hope to rent this unit again.
Great location, close enough to shopping and restaurants in Kona but out of the hub bub and noise of being right in it all. The complex was peaceful. And you cant beat the lania for watching sunsets, whales, and passing boats. The view is fabulous! We slept every night with sliding glass doors open listening to the surf. The condo is very well equipped. I dont like to do a lot of cooking while on vacation so we didnt utilize the kitchen very much but it is equipped so I think you could cook just abou anything you wanted to. Condo is also equipped good for going to the beach w/ boogie boards, chairs, matts and coolers. The only thing I would have liked to have seen more of was beach towels. We only found 2 in the dryer when we got there. So I bought a couple. After being there a week we did find one more in the closet. Lee and Cali were great to deal with. If we go to the big island again this is the 1st place I will check for availability, and I will recommend to friends and relatives. A couple other things I recomend are the farmers and artisans market in front of the Sheraton on Wednesdays and Saturdsys. And HIGHLY recommend the night manta ray snorkel trip. We did the manta trip with Sunlight On Water, and they run a top notch operation.
Completely wonderful luxury vacation home!
We had a marvelous time at this beautiful, spacious home with astonishing oceanfront views. We saw turtles in the ocean right below the condo, and were there for three days of extreme high surf which was exciting and lovely to watch. The home is fully stocked with all essentials, including sporting and beach equipment. I can't recommend this place highly enough! I would stay here again any time I come to Kona if it is available. It fully deserves its excellent reviews by all the people who have been lucky enough to stay here. Thanks to the owners for being so helpful!
Thomas S. Fort Myers, FL
The big island at its best
This is our second year staying at this condo at KS&R club. The location of the complex is ideal for those wanting to explore the island, yet have many cool activities close at hand too. The condo is as described. Top (3rd) floor with large wrap around balcony directly on the ocean. We would often try to be back to the condo to watch the sunset, as there was no better place to be, except to watch the sunset from the summit of Mauna Kea. An activity I would highly recommend. There is an excellent beach to snokel just 3-5 min drive away. We liked to go before breakfast for an hour as the sea turtles would still be in swimming around close to shore.
The drive up Alii drive to Kona is beautiful. Be sure to try "the poke shack" for the best on the island. The Scandinavian shave ice was also the best place for a nice afternoon treat. I could go on and on.
Back to the condo. The master bedroom upstairs was open and airy. I was worried about it being warm as it it upstairs, but the ocean breezes kept it cool. In fact, my wife would often pull a blanket up in the wee hours of the morning. The kitchen is well laid out with great appliances.
The owners responded to emails promptly and were pleasant to deal with.The one downside is that you have to carry your suitcases up to the third floor, but after that, it is all worth it.We would definitely return to this rental again, as we did this year.
Lori M. Canton, GA
Awesome Condo and Location
After visiting Oahu Island (Waikiki Beach @ the Hilton) for a few nights we decided to visit The Big Island. Upon arriving we spent the day at the Volcano National Forest and drove from Hilo. WOW - the views were incredible. We didn't get to the condo until after 9pm. What a relief - when we opened the door! The place was so spacious and clean! Our family (of 4), went thru looking at all the rooms, bathrooms, the balcony and we all were very impressed.
I was hesitant about renting a place with no a/c! It was surprising comfortable once the sliding doors were open and you got the ocean breeze. During our 5 day stay the temperature ranged from 77-91. There were times we perspired, but those moments didn't seem to last long.
The condo had beach items, golf clubs, tennis rackets, games, books, etc..even had the small items...a few rolls of toilet paper, bags, paper towels, condiments, soap, someone even left cold beer and water....ahhhh. We traveled with two other families (they stayed in other units) and they came over for dinner one night. Plenty of room for 13 and the kitchen had everything I needed.
Location was great! Just a few blocks away was a grocery store, pizza place - yummy and other stores. After visiting a touristy island, it was nice to unwind. The golf course next door was closed for renovations :-( We went snorkeling at Kahalu's Beach just left of the complex - BEST snorkeling I've been to, water was so calm and clear - wonderful experience! Just up the road from that 5 mins or so...fantastic shopping and restaurants to choose from. We also took the Sea Wife Charter for fishing and Blue Helicopter tour to see the waterfalls, ect.
When we come back to visit...we WILL stay at this condo again! THANK YOU for sharing your home with us.
Hawaii lovers Landenberg, PA
We stayed here for eight nights in this beautiful condo. We have stayed in the complex before and this unit was the nicest we have had. Bev was very pleasant to deal with - we had to cancel our original reservation only 6 weeks before the arrival date due to a broken leg and she allowed us to switch to a later date with no penalty. The ocean front location is beautiful and the place is beautifully furnished and well equipt. The location is great - away from the downtown crowds but with convenient shopping and restaurants. We would definately recommend this condo!
Corry G. Los Gatos
Our new "place to stay" on the Big Island
We rotate around the islands every year, we have gotten to know the owners of the condos we stay at each year. Our Big Island "retreat" we had always rented in the past was sold a few years ago and we had been looking and talking to owners of different properties ever since (we are kinda picky). We got a good feeling talking with Bev and seeing the picts of the condo. Well we got there and were not disappointed! We have found the place we can come back to year after year on the Big Island.
This is a great property and beautiful condo. You can tell the owners have put care into taking care of it. The floorplan worked perfect for our family of 4. Everyone had space, everyone had a view. We were there from June 27 through July 13th and didn't want to leave. The ceiling fans with the windows on both sides brought through the island breezes nicely and was very comfortable inside. The wraparound lania was super. Everything in good working order, comfortable showers (and a great looking jacuzzi tub, although we didn't use it). The seating was very comfortable, I loved sitting in one of the recliners and looking out at the ocean. Kids loved running down to the pool and did so each day. Very nice "pavillon' area outside the pool, it's covered and has great wireless reception.
Only good things to say about this condo, it's owners and the overall property. We will be back!
Blaine Philomath, OR/USA
You will not be disappointed with this very clean unit. Nicely updated with quality materials and furniture. Convenient and quiet location, yet near everything (swimming, shopping, dining). Fantastic views, great layout and comfortable furnishings. We've stayed in several complexes in Kailua-Kona and this is the best we've had. The price was extremely reasonable considering the space and condition. We look forward to returning in a year or two and we hope this unit will be available again at that time. Thanks!
Epic Ocean-Front Condo
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. This condominium took our breath away with the oceanfront view, wrap-around lanai and luxurious finishing and decorating. The condo was perfectly equiped for us to throughly experience Kona, instead of being tourists. The location is perfect for pursuing adventure activities including Kahalu'u Beach Park for the best snorkling and Keauhou Bay for kayaking and zodiac tours. We loved the spinner dolphin "shows" just outside on the Lanai, as well as the incredible sunsets. Best accomodations experienced EVER!
Jeff & Dee Cedar Rapids, IA
A slice of paradise
This condo was everything we could have hoped for. Clean & nicely decorated with all the comforts of home. The lanai is huge and the ocean views and sunsets are spectacular. We could have spent our entire vacation sitting out on the lanai watching the boats, outriggers & kayaks passing by. We also loved the large swimming pool on the property. We were a little concerned that there was no air conditioning but it wasn't a problem at all. With the ocean breeze and the fans circulating the air, we were very comfortable during our weeklong stay.
The location was great with a shopping center and snorkeling very close and it was a short drive to Kailua-Kona. We also loved all the local farmers markets.
Recommendations (aka things I really miss right now)
- Shaved Ice at the Alii Gardens MarketPlace (on the drive to Kailua on the right side of the road)
- Fresh poke at the Poke Shack (on the drive to Kailua on the left side of the road)
- Cinnamon rolls & coffee at Island Lava Java (Kailua)
We definitely recommend this place & hope to return someday. Mahalo for sharing your home.
Debra G. Littleton
We stayed here for a week...
We stayed here for a week in September 2009 and it made our first vacation to Hawaii perfect. The magnificent sunsets from the beautiful lania, so close to the ocean made our dinners so romantic. We loved cooking in the fully equipped kitchen. It was so convenient having the market and the best snorkeling beach within 5 minutes. We will definitely stay here again. Never before has a vacation been so peaceful and relaxing and this beautiful condo contributed. Thank you for sharing your place with us. Brad & Deb Geissler
Dave and Barb Guglich Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Bev and Lee we had a fant...
Bev and Lee we had a fantastic time at your condo. Everything was great;the floor plan, the comfortable beds and quality furnishings and appliances,the tastfully decorated rooms and all the necessities of home-nothing was lacking. And of course the fantastic lanai and close proximity to the ocean to watch the gorgeous sunsets. It seems like we spent more time on the lanai than in the condo. Once again thanks for your hospitality and the pleasure of letting us stay in your Condo. You can be assured that we will definitely recommend your place to our friends and family.
Barb and Dave Guglich
Julia Lyons Centennial, CO.
We stayed in this wonderf...
We stayed in this wonderful unit over the past summer. It was great. The views are spectacular and the unit was furnished with everything we needed including boogie boards and beach fair in addition to all the towels we needed. The unit had plenty of space and the Lanai was where we spent most of our time. We saw dolphins beautiful birds all the time. The complex is interesting as well with several ruins on site. Also,
the golf course next door provided a wonderful place to enjoy the sunset on our last night. The only thing that was not perfect was the lack of A/C. The unit has plenty of windows and fans. This kept us pleasantly comfortable in the morning and throughout the day. However, it became hot once the sun was going down for several hours even with all fans in use. We were there during a very hot stretch in July so I am not sure it would be a problem for others and at other times of the year. I would definitely recommend this incredible unit to everyone. We had a great
time celebrating my mother's 80th birthday.
Philip G. Castle Rock, Colorado
Thank you for allowing us...
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful condo. What a tremendous location and view! We walked to the beach and snorkeled almost every day and watched the sun set everynight! We also swam in the pool, enjoyed long walks, explored the volcano, shopped the farmer's market up the hill, had dinner at several restaurants and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!!
The highlight of our trip was swimming with the dolphins (hundreds of them!)
with "Sunlight on Water". I'd recommend it! What an unreal experience! Thanks for allowing us to experience Kona in such fine accommodations.
Paul & Roxy Jokela Omaha, NE
Thank you Bev and Lee, W...
Thank you Bev and Lee,
We had an OUTSTANDING time in Kona. The people of the Big Island are warm, friendly and genuinely courteous. Your neighbors were especially nice to us. The snorkling was very good. We really enjoyed everything about the Big Island from South Point, Volcano Nat'l Park, the northern drive, golf and the restuarants... and yet the best part was the condo itself. Being only 15 yds from the Pacific Ocean made every morning a special event... coffee in hand and a panoramic view, we could have spent the entire day on the Lanai. One day we were treated to whales. Of course, the nights on the Lanai were special as well.
We feel very fortunate that we were able to enjoy this time in Kona. We thank you for your kindness in making it happen. Now we are talking about getting back there; who would have thought...
Claudia Loffler Plano, Tx
What a fabulous vacation ...
What a fabulous vacation we've enjoyed on the Big Island! The luxurious accommodations of your condo exceeded our expectations. The well equipped kitchen and wrap-around lanai's provided ample preparation and space to enjoy sunset dinners. Lazy evenings on the lanai were especially relaxing. The sound of the waves hitting the lava just feet away from the condo and the incredible sunsets are memories of a lifetime.
The location is excellent..., close enough to town, but away from the noise and traffic congestion. Golf next door at the Kona CC Golf course's Ocean Quest was spectacular. After long days of sight-seeing and hiking the jacuzzi spa tub was so welcome! The condo has great ammenities such as tennis, swimming and volleyball. We experienced all the condo had to offer and totally enjoyed it. Mahalo!
Lori K.1 Denver, CO
Staying at this vacation ...
Staying at this vacation property was like staying in a relative's luxury home. Everything we needed was there, all the amenities top notch. It's close to town, snorkeling, and just off the main highway, yet you feel far away from the noise and hubbub. As a member of the travel community, I highly recommend this beautiful waterfront oasis!