Keauhou Punahele is rated by the book 'Hawaii The Big Island Revealed' as a 'solid gold value' and 'it's also a real gem'. Keauhou Punahele is located by Keauhou Bay, a beautiful upscale low traffic, quiet area of Kailua-Kona. The complex is well maintained with beautifully landscaped grounds next to the eighth fairway of the Kona Country Club. The buildings are constructed of cement therefore maintaining a comfortable and quiet atmosphere. Gentle tradewinds, ceiling fans and concrete construction provide this condo with a pleasant temperature without needing air conditioning. The large pool and hot tub area provide a quiet, relaxing retreat.
This luxury Condo at 1200 sq.ft.feels roomy and is well appointed with new appliances in the remodelled kitchen(June 2010),and presents in excellent condition as the owners were living in it. The master bedroom has a king size bed and walk-in closet. The masterbath has twin sinks and a large walk-in shower(masterbath remodelled June 2012). The second bedroom has two single beds. The second bath has a recently remodelled shower. In-condo washer and dryer are full size with soap/fabric softener provided. DSL Internet service is provided at no charge. It is located on the second floor with no steps from the parking area. The spaceous lanai runs the entire width of the condo and has a gas BBQ, table and chairs.The views are of the golf course, gardens, and pool area. Punahele is located only minutes from Keauhou Bay where boats leave for snorkeling, whale watching, sunset cruises and diving. Kayak rentals are also available.
The Kona Country Club with two 18 hole courses is only a quarter mile away(ask owner about special rates). Next door is a tennis complex with numerous rental courts and equipment. The nearest shopping center is located just a mile away with a supermarket,drug store, restaurants, shops and a movie complex. Beaches and great snorkeling are only minutes away. Right outside the complex are quiet areas for walking or jogging.
Keywords: Keauhou Punahele, Upscale Keauhou Area of Kailua-Kona
It was a fabulous holiday. I enjoyed my hours spent on the deck overlooking the grounds. I enjoyed my many hours spent lounging by the pool. It was the perfect location for starting out on my road trips (frequent trips south to snorkel at Two-Step - next to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau).
Keauhou Shopping Centre (KTM) made stocking up on supplies easy (Tropical Dream Toasted Coconut Ice Cream), especially when I did not feel like venturing far. There is also a movie theatre (attended several times), desserts (crepes, ice cream), dining.
As a solo traveller I felt safe at the complex and the areas nearby. As a solo traveller I liked the option of cooking my own meals rather than being alone in restaurants. I enjoyed all my meals on the deck overlooking the garden/pool area. I often had some feathered friends to keep me company.
It was convienent to use the tour companies departing from Keauhou Harbour nearby (Early Riser Dophin Quest kayak/ Night Manta Ray kayak) short walk - limited parking.
Having the washer/dryer in the unit made travelling light alot easier. It was also nice having a full-size refrigerator and stove. There is a BBQ for use on the deck as well.
Dealing with Larry was so easy. He is very helpful and friendly.
Condo was very nice, quite roomy and had everything we needed for our stay. The location was great and very quiet. My only complaint was the 2 bikes were a big draw for us but we weren't able to use them at all. The first day my husband pumped up the first tire and by the time he pumped up the second tire, the first was flat again. I told Larry that the bikes needed new tubes or patches on the second day of our two week stay but nothing was done.
Well,where to start.Firstly,I have to say that I tried to book this condo last year but Larry,the owner was waiting on a return visitor to reply and did not want to let him down.This impressed me,someone who put loyalty above profit and was prepared to forgo a rental in order to accommodate a regular guest.Anyway,we made sure we reserved early this year and even then Larry was prepoared to wait until I had my free flights with United.
The area is perfect,close enought to Kona and the stores but far enough away from the hustle and bustle,besides,there is a good grocery store plus other amenities such as a movie theatre,a drug store and restaurants close by.Although the apartment is above ground level,there are no stairs just a bridged walkway from the parking lot and it overlooks the pool and beautiful gardens which are carefully tended by the staff;the lanai is huge and quite private so it is just like an extra living room.The pool and hot tub area ( well used by us ) were never crowded,indeed there were times when we felt they were our own private preserve and the public areas were clean and quiet.The house itself is well furnished,clean and spacious and the kitchen has everything one needs to cook independently as we are not ones for eating out,there was plenty of crockery etc so the dishwasher did not need to be working constantly.Having our own laundry facilities was an added bonus and the beach equipment provided was very useful.
Working with Larry was so easy he answered all our questions and was courteous,friendly and helpful without being intrusive;I felt confident that had any problems arisen,he would have dealt with them immediately.We would certainly return to this property or even his 3-bed apartment and would have no hesitation in recommending either of them to others.
My family had a very pleasant week at this Condo. It is clean and spacious, very elegantly furnitured. Its kitchen and main bath are both recently remodeled. Location wise, it is situated next to a beautiful golf course. Kahaluu beach (good for Snorkeling) and Keauhou Shopping Center are just 5 minutes away. Larry (the owner) greeted us in person on the first day we arrived. He provided all the beach toys for kids, beach chairs, boogie boards, and even two bikes for us to get around. We definitely would like to recommend it to friends and our kids are already asking for coming back.
My family had a very pleasant week at this Condo. It is clean and spacious, very elegantly furnitured. Its kitchen and main bath are both recently remodeled. Location wise, it is situated next to a beautiful golf course. Kahaluu beach (good for Snorkeling) and Keauhou Shopping Center are just 5 minutes away.
Larry greeted us in person on the first day we arrived. He provided all the beach toys for kids, beach chairs, boogie boards, and even two bikes for us to get around. We definitely would like to recommend it to friends and our kids are already asking for coming back.
This is a wonderful home away from home. My wife and I have stayed here for the past two winters and are so looking forward to our return this year. It is a beautiful 2 bedroom condo with all of the amenities we need. The entire complex is beautifully maintained with garends all around. The pool is normally in the mid 80's and is sparkling clean. Larry is a wonderful landlord and more like a host for your visit than any where else we have stayed. He is only a phone call away if needed and is there to solve any problems if they should arise. Magic Sands Beach is a short ride away and other beaches a bit further that are spectacular. You can either bike (provided with the rental) or walk to the nearby shopping mall that also contains a medical centre if need be. We highly recommend this rental and do not mind answering any questions if sent through Larry.
Tennis(complex next door), beaches, snorkling/diving, boogie boarding, sightingseeing and snorkling cruises, sailing and fishing charters, cinema, and kayak rentals are all only minutes away, Keauhou Bay, a five minute walk, has rental kayaks, and daily boat and raft trips for sightseeing, snorkling, and sunset cruises