|Minimum Stay||6 - 7 nights|
Expansive ocean views of Kona sunsets on the 18th tee of the Kona Country Club golf course (check their website for more info).
Two bedrooms and a loft (with 3 additional beds). Our Country Club Villas home (#329) is spacious and quiet. The lanai offers a panoramic view, a large dining table and a private BBQ. This 3rd floor unit is just one flight up, and steps away from reserved off-street private parking.
Spectacular ocean views from the living room, master bedroom, lanai and kitchen. Our condo sleeps 6-8 people comfortably, without the hassle of a sofabed in the living room. You have two bedrooms downstairs (master has Cal King, guest has Queen) & two full baths (upgraded showers in both; no tubs).
Up the spiral staircase the spacious loft has additional sleeping with two twins AND a foldout futon in the gaming nook (Flat screen TV, X-Box & various games provided, or bring your own). There's also a tri-fold futon mat available for use if you want a child downstairs, as well as a pack-and-play and gate if you need to keep toddlers off the stairs.
Great for a romantic getaway, two or three couples, and families with children. This complex is surprisingly quiet, and many guests find that they have a pool (there are 3) all to themselves - when they're not at the beach! While the adults relax on the lanai or in the living room with their own entertainment the kids may play upstairs with the games, a separate flat screen TV w/DVD player, and 3 beds. Ceiling fans throughout enhance the pleasant Kona breezes.
In addition to the three pools (each with jacuzzi and ocean views - one just steps from this unit's entrance), there are also two tennis courts for guest use. The property’s tropical landscaping is well maintained and quite inviting for morning and evening walks. (This area of Ali'i drive is very popular for jogging, biking & walking.)
You will find the kitchen fully equipped with stove, microwave, dishwasher, blender, toaster, toaster oven, coffee maker/grinder, crock pot... and the list goes on! We have provided a complete selection of quality pots, pans and utensils for both kitchen cooking and the barbeque, as well as dishware for a crowd. Bar stools are at the kitchen counter and a comfortable dining area for the whole family is on the lanai.
Within the condo there are games to share and books to read. We provide your beach towels, a beach umbrella, beach & tote bags, a cooler (and blue ice), beach chairs, boogie boards & a large assortment of masks, fins and snorkel equipment. We hope to keep your luxury vacation on a family-friendly budget!
Dolphins, Humpback whales, Manta Rays, Turtles and much much more can be seen quite nearby. (During the winter whale watching season you may see the whales right from your lanai!) If any of your party are certified divers or you'd like our recommendation for great snorkel (free or with tours) experiences, please ask. The water underworld is one of Kona's greatest assets, and likely the best in the state. (A copy of The Big Island Revealed is in the condo for your perusal, as well as many books on local lore and history.)
Grab your sunscreen and head off to enjoy your slice of paradise! A short walk or very short drive to Keauhou Bay: (ocean tours, kayaks, SUP board rentals) and Kahalu'u Beach Park (the location of some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii - home to many sea turtles) Check out the comments for these locations online at Yelp!
The Keauhou Shopping Center (groceries, CVS/Long's, many restaurants - our favorite sushi AND pizza shops - coffee shop, cinema & shopping) is a five minute walk. (You’ll find guide brochures and printed material on activities and restaurants when you arrive at the condo. Also check out the Keauhou Honu Express shuttle for more family transportation options.)
Wi-fi, broadband internet, cable & phone are of course included. Please, no pets or smoking allowed in unit. (Smoking is OK only in the designated outside area, near the entrance.)
Keywords: Kona, Condo, Keauhou, Ocean View,Beach, snorkeling, Golf Course, deep sea fishing, diving, kayaking, SUP boarding, biking, walking, running
Pat and Cyndy own Horseplay Equestrian Center, LLC - just a few miles south of the condo. Pat is an equine veterinarian and a Big Island resident since 1998. Cyndy moved to Kona in 1979, where she raised a family and has owned several businesses. She currently owns & manages Horseplay, boarding horses and teaching English riding.
Cyndy DeMeter purchased this condo in 2012
The Keauhou resort district offers some of the best access to ocean activities in Hawaii AND a quiet, private location. We have the pools, golf course, easy access to Keauhou Bay, Kahaluu Beach Park, Magic Sands (& more!) but never feel like we're in a densely populated resort area. It's GREAT!
The third floor enhances both the views and the tropical breezes, making it comfortable all year.
We enjoy playing, cooking and dining with family. This property has it all: wear the kids and grand kids out at the beach and return to BBQ on your own lanai. End the day with family games (provided), reading or a movie (50' flat screen in the living room - multiplex cinema within walking distance).
We never tire of swimming with the turtles and snorkeling at nearby Kahalu'u Beach. In our diverse island adventures our children (and grandchildren!) have learned the importance of protecting the reef and marine wildlife, so important to us all.
We had 12 days at this great condo for our family's end-of-summer vacation. With 3 teenagers, one of the bonuses was that when the adults wanted to relax & just enjoy the view and great lanai the kids could easily walk to Keauhou Bay: beach volleyball, ocean sport rentals, Stand Up Paddleboard, kayaks etc OR the shopping center (pizza, sushi, a great grocery store with all the interesting local foods as well as a deli). The hosts provided LOTS of beach equipment: we never rented snorkels, fins, boogie boards, etc!
At the south end of Ali'i Drive (Kona's ocean front street) it's quick & easy access to the highway that circumferences the whole island. The little town of Kainaliu (just 4 miles south) is quite fun for a shopping stroll and has some cute restaurants - plus live theater which we heard was quite good but didn't have the opportunity to attend. The theater building is an historical landmark - over 75 years old we were told!)
Amenities in the condo were great: good quality cookware etc, and a lanai table quite comfortable for our large group. (Actually there were a lot of kitchen "extras" we were surprised to find, having rented condos in other locations.)
The large flatscreen TV in the living area didn't get used a lot (because the activities, views and conversation kept us occupied), but some evenings the kids enjoyed the loft XBox and second flatscreen TV, without intruding on our peace & quiet below.
The whole experience was great for our family, and we recommend it highly!
The condo more than met our expectations. We stayed for 13 nights and enjoyed every one. The location allows quick access to great snorkeling location as well as to the main highway for any other island destinations. The condo had everything you would need for any activity, from cooking meals to any recreation activity you would like to participate in.
Cyndy was always available for any questions and to provide recommendations.
The only short fall was being on a golf course and the course being closed due to renovations. Hopefully the course will be open when we return . Thank you, we are already looking forward to returning to Hawaii.
Was a pretty great place to stay. Enough room for our family of 5 and my parents. Had a great area for the kids and was stored with snorkeling and tennis. Great views. Our kids 3, 6, and 7 loved swimming every day and playing tennis. Not our first time to the Big Isaland of Hawaii. But it was a great stay! Thank you
The accommodations are exactly as shown, a true home away. Great quality cookware, dishes, lots of storage containers, comfortable beds, excellent linens, towels, etc. Lots of Beach accessories, Snorkeling, towels, etc. Cyndy is always reachable and very helpful if anything comes up. She gave us excellent advice on local points of interest, sites, restaurants, beaches and snorkeling spots. The complex has 3 pools for every type of activity (laps or Family). Sunsets are amazing, breezes are wonderful. Thought the lack of air conditioning would be a problem, it definitely is not.
Stayed here 1 week with our son and his family, 3 year old and 4 month old. Great condo with all the beach toys you could ever think of needing, even pails for making sandcastles at the beach. Not on the beach but easy driving to Kahulu'u Bay where you are guaranteed to see honus( sea turtles) and Magic Sands Beach. Fabulous sunsets from the lanai. Well equipped kitchen where Cyndy even has condiments, spices, etc. there is a grocery store within easy walking distance, as well as shops and restaurants. 3 pools, each with a spa are scattered throughout the property. When we forgot some of the kids' luggage upon leaving the condo to fly out, Cyndy( the owner) and Freddy( taxi driver) came to our rescue and delivered the missing pieces to the airport where we made our flight off the island just in time. All in all, a great vacation in a very nice condo. Thanks, Cyndy. Mele Kalikimaka!
The grand and great grand children (ages 8 to 4 ) loved the loft and stayed out from underfoot. They also like each of the three pools. It was just like home for the holidays for all of us
We stayed 10 nights at this great condo in a great location. The view from the lanai is spectacular & we all looked forward to dinner & breakfast with the peaceful view of the ocean & golf course. It was a hot time of the year, but as Cyndy wrote, just opening the sliders & front door create breezes in the morning & afternoon that cool the condo nicely. The kitchen is well equipped and there are plenty of beach & snorkel gear. We used the BBQ on several nights & enjoyed Mai Tai s while barbequing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & could recommend this VRBO to anyone. This was our first experience with VRBO & couldn't imagine trying to stay 10 nights as a family in a hotel room / rooms. Thank you for your flexibility with our check-out day.
Condo owners also run Horseplay Equestrian Center, a riding school and boarding stable just 10 minutes away. Day camps are run during summer and school breaks. Vacation sessions may be scheduled for adults and children in advance.
There is a therapeutic riding program also at this facility (Therapeutic Horsemanship Hawaii)
Learn more at http://konahorseplay.com
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 16 2015 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Exit Cleaning fee||$130|
|Notes||Rates based on up to 4 people. We can comfortably sleep 7 without sofabeds (3 in the large loft: no one in the living room!) and additional charges may apply. There is also a tri-fold 4" futon mat when families with small children prefer them near their parent's bed. Call or email for procrastinator's discounts, subject to availability!|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.