|Minimum Stay||7 - 10 nights|
Our town home is in a gated community that has excellently maintained grounds with 3 tennis courts, a swimming pool and next to the beach where you can walk to and enjoy the beautiful Hawaii sunset. It is located on Alii Drive, a short drive to famous downtown Alii where many shops and restaurants are located by the sea wall. It is also a short walk to one of the best snorkeling beaches in Hawaii, kahalu'u bay. Our complex has gas BBQ units in several areas for use by its residents and guests.
Part of the complex is oceanfront and in less than a 2 minute walk from our unit along a path in the complex. Here you can enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian sunsets from the beach, Just bring along the lawn chairs we provide for our guests. Another part of the complex faces the keauhou golf course (open to the public).
Our living room has a beautiful mural depicting a tropical scene which enhances the room.
Our town home is a profesionally decorated, fully furnished 2 bed room unit with 2 king size beds, ceiling fans in all rooms, cable TV in the living room and one of the bedrooms, internet WiFi and free LD Calls to the US and Canada.
We have a beautiful tiled lanai next to the living room where you can enjoy quiet moments. The kitchen is fully equipped.
Appliances include a/c in the living room, washer/dryer, fridge, oven range, microwave oven, coffee maker, cooking wares and utensils, etc.
My name is Pat and my husband's name is Tony. We are recent retirees and enjoy traveling, tennis, cooking, etc. We grew up in a tropical country so we like the sun. We currently have a home in British Columbia, Canada ( my husband is Canadian and I am a U S citizen), and spend our time between BC and the U.S.
Tony Beliso purchased this townhome in 2006
We both grew up in the Philippines where the climate is tropical so Hawaii was a natural fit. Why Kona? We like this island the best because of the variety of easily accessible outdoor activities year round. It is different from the big city life in that it is a very relaxing environment with a lot of history.
Our town home is in a gated resort community ideally located in famous Alii Drive which is the main road leading to the shops and restaurants along the sea wall. We do not get the traffic noise of downtown Alii and yet close enough that a 15 minute drive will get us there. It also provides for a good jog downtown if one feels energetic enough.
The Keauhou shopping center which includes a grocery store, movie theatre, drug store, restaurants, etc. is only a short 10 minute walk.
Our home is a two-level, two-bedroom, two-bathroom town home. It is situated in a quite cul de sac in the complex with only a 1 or 2 minute walk to the beach along the path within the complex.
Our complex has excellently maintained grounds which offers three tennis courts, a swimming pool, access to the beach which borders part of the area and provides one of the best sunsets, just bring along your lounging chair and enjoy the show.
Our town home has been profesionally decorated in a quite cul de sac in the complex. We have a beautiful mural in the living room which accentuates the warm surroundings of its location.
Everything in the townhouse was exactly as described. It was a great location and had all the extras you need to totally enjoy the island (lawn chairs, boogie board, cooler). Being able to walk to snorkelling and be located in such an ideal place to run and bike was great!
We have rented at Kona Surf and Racquet before and were surprised at how dirty the condo was. It seemed dated and worn out. Cheap burber carpet that needed cleaning, dirty lanai furniture, kitchen had the once over done prior to our arrival, but microwave was dirty, vent was off the stove fan, lots of dirty dishes in the cupboard as D/W was old and probably not working too well. One bedroom fan clicked all night, the main bath did not drain, so one had to stand in 2 inches of water when showering, vertical blind in living room was coming off the tracks. Linens were old and worn out.Overall the Kona Surf and Racquet is a great place to stay, but this unit needs work!
Very much as advertised. Good location for exploring the island. Pool and tennis courts are excellent. Although this townhouse is not ocean view, the beach is only a 2 or 3 minute walk. Would definitely stay here again.
The place was great, matches description exactly, 10 minute walk to the snorkel beach, where we even saw turtles (if you don't want to walk with your snorkel gear, we always were able to find parking by the beach within 2 minutes), easy access to shore, some restaurants an easy walk up the hill, and Kona is just 5 minute drive on Alii.
We used it as a base to travel around the island and the location was great for that - easy access to major roads without going through Kona. Description of the place is very accurate, it's a nice condo, well stocked kitchen, very clean. Owners are very nice and helpful. They provide beach chairs (that we only took out of the car on the last day) and snorkel gear (that we didn't use because we brought our own). There was even a bag of charcoal if we felt like a barbecue.
You do need to go up one flight of stairs to get to the bedrooms and there is no air conditioner in the bedrooms, but there are ceiling fans above the beds and it never really got hot inside anyway.
We did like both Sam Choy's KaiLanai and Kenichi Pacific, that are in the mall just up the hill, and there are less expensive options there as well.
We had a wonderful Christmas in Hawaii. The condo was great, 2 bedrooms for our family, all the amenities of home even spices and toiletry. Breakfast, fresh fruit on the lahni was wonderful. The large pool was great with the sun loungers. Close to shopping. Tony and Pat were very accommodating allowing us to stay later on our last day since we had a late flight home. We would highly recommend this condo to everyone. Great value for your money. Mahalo
Our town home is in an ocean front gated resort complex in famous Alii Drive, the heart of downtown Kona. Our complex is called Keauhou Surf & Racquet Club. We are walking distance to the Keauhou shopping center which has a grocery store, pharmacy store, restaurants, movie theatre etc. Alii Drive extends from just past our complex on one end to famous downtown Alii where the shops and restaurants face the water.
Also within a short walking distance is Kahalu'u Beach, reputed to be one of the best snorkeling beaches on the island. Alii drive is also used by strollers, cyclists and joggers. Downtown Alii is also famous for being the finish line of the famous International Ironman competition held each year in October.
'End of the World' is a nearby park which was the site of a historic battle in 1820 that pitted Hawaiians who wanted to keep their religion and those who did not. It is well worth a visit.
There is a shuttle from the Keauhou Shopping Center to downtown Alii drive for $2. Check schedule at the shopping center.
Attractions include coffee plantations, volcano park in Hilo, cultural sites, recreational activities such as surfing, jet ski,stand-up paddle,outrigger canoe, snorkeling, zip line, etc.
We have a book on our book shelf called 'Hawaii The Big Island Revealed' which details just about every attraction worth seeing and then some. We ask that you place it back on the book shelf for future guests.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|departure cleaning fee||$125 + Tax|
|Notes||We provide guests with general information in a binder about our home and the surrounding area. We ask that you take a little of your time to familiarize yourself with the information we have prepared.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.