|Minimum Stay||1 - 10 nights|
Hawaii Tax Id = W87270557-01
*INSTANT BOOK is AVAILABLE on reservations made more than 10 days in advance.*
Welcome to our spectacular oceanfront paradise! Enjoy year round sunsets and unobstructed views of the gorgeous blue Pacific from your personal wrap around lanai. Experience the delight of watching whales breech the waves in the winter and dolphins frolic all year. (See All of our Listings!)
This third floor unit has the added advantage of a loft ceiling which promotes that sense of spaciousness and light enjoyed in the tropics. The spacious living and dining areas open onto the large wrap around lanai where you'll enjoy outside dining and stunning panoramic coastal views and amazing sunsets.
The oceanfront bedroom with the brand new king-sized bed overlooks the ocean and opens directly to the lanai. The second, mountain view, bedroom sports a queen-sized bed and the unit comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen from which you can also enjoy oceanfront views.
The Keauhou-Kona Surf and Racquet Club complex is a gorgeously landscaped, quiet, gated community located on 15+ acres between the Pacific Ocean and the world-class Kona Country Club Golf Course. Our guests enjoy three lighted tennis courts (free for you!), swimming pool, picnic area, gas and charcoal grills, and we're within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, multi-plex movie theater, and Kahalu'u Beach (aka Turtle Beach) for the best snorkeling on the Island.
Keywords: spectacular, oceanfront, dolphins, whales, whale watching, sunsets, surf, oceanfront, beach front, golf, pool, tennis
This is a top floor, 2bdrm/2bth corner condo with wrap around lanai, an unobstructed 180 degree ocean view and the best sunsets on the Big Island. The condo is nicely furnished; a new, very comfortable king bed was placed in the oceanfront bedroom the day before we arrived. While the condo retains the original cabinets and countertops, we found the kitchen to be quite serviceable and well equipped; we prepared dinner there almost every night. This unit is un-airconditioned, but by keeping the windows and doors open the unit stayed very comfortable and the sound of waves crashing on the rocks lulled us to sleep every night. Beach towels, chairs, umbrella, mats, boogie board, coolers, masks, fins and snorkels were all provided. On the wrap around lani, there was a lounge along with a table and 4 chairs where we enjoyed our Kona coffee with breakfast every morning and cocktails most every sunset. There is also a large tree that provides nice privacy between this unit and the corner unit of the adjacent building. From the lanai we could see schools of Yellow Hawaiian Tang as well as pods of Dolphin passing by. Our assigned parking was convenient to the stairwell. The grounds were immaculate as were the tennis courts, covered grilling area and fenced, locked pool. The nearby (less than 1 mile) Keauhou shopping center, with a KTA grocery, Longs Drugs, cinema and dining options also hosts a great farmer's market every Saturday morning. Bottom line: while this condo could use a bit of updating, it was very comfortable and suited our needs. The oceanfront bedroom is separated from the living/dining area only by sliding screens that do not afford much privacy or sound deadening which could be a consideration for couples. We found Sandy to be a joy to work with. She answered all our questions, made some great suggestions and took care of the 2 minor issues we had within hours. We would not hesitate to rent this condo again.
Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
Review on Trip Advisor on October 6, 2012
Spectacular view, and very comfortable condo.
We would go back in a heartbeat, and definitely try to book this unit again. Yes it is a 3-floor walk-up, and there is no air conditioning, but with plenty of fans, sliding screen doors, an expansive wrap-around lanai for outdoor dining, watching sunsets and breaking waves, it's hard to picture a nicer spot. We only closed the glass sliders one evening when a tropical storm blew by. This an end unit with south and west exposure, really great views from third floor level. Third floor gives you the most privacy also. Being on the top floor, this unit had great high sloping ceilings which added significantly to the feeling of openness. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, washer/dryer, a perfectly adequate kitchen with all the standard expected appliances, and the refrigerator has a dynamite ice maker and there are lots of cold packs in the freezer. Good size combined dining and living room, but my wife and I took all our meals out to the dining table on the lanai. Main bedroom area has a king bed, view of the ocean and there are sliding shoji screens that can be closed to provide privacy from the living/dining area if so desired. This bed was very comfortable. Second bedroom has a queen size bed and the windows in this room face the mountains. There are plenty of closets, lots of hangers, beach toys like noodles, coolers for packing lunches for day trips, plenty of beach towels, bath linens, etc. Although we only used the TV to check storm forecasts the instructions were easy to understand and lots of channels available. Also CD player in the unit and wi-fi in the complex. It seemed plenty fast for the business correspondence I occasionally needed to do with my morning coffee. I brought binoculars but owner also has two pair in the unit. The KKSRC has three really nice tennis courts and a large pool which is about to undergo some refurbishment. We spent time there every day and it was delightful. The grounds are very well tended and the landscaping is quite mature and lovely. To give the condo buildings and the townhouses some additional privacy there is no long continuous walk along the water edge or rather the 20'+ high, broken lava cliff edge. You can walk along a couple of the buildings and then the paths end either in broken lava scree or dense low barrier hedges which you don't want to try to walk through. Being an older resort (35+ years) it was built quite close to the ocean edge which makes for a delightful and picturesque setting.
Kona coffee on the lanai overlooking the water was a great way to start each day. And, dinner on the lanai while watching the sunset was a great way to end days where we stayed local to Kona. This condo was very comfortable for 4 adults. The two bedrooms and two bathrooms made it great for two couples. Well the kitchen as well equipped, we could have used a couple more sizes of frying pan and saucepan.
We loved that there were coolers we take with us on outings as well as beach chairs, pool noodles, and other beach friendly toys. Very considerate of the owner to share those with the guests.
Our one suggestion would be to have reusable bags/grocery bags available in the condo as the Big Island does not provide grocery bags to shoppers. You need to pay extra for them. Having reusable grocery bags available to us would have been nice (We left the bags we purchased for the next guests).
We loved this place, right on the ocean, though no beach but watching and listening to the surf break on the rocks was great, we saw dolphins swim past in the distance a couple of times. The condo could do with a little upgrading, especially the screens which have suffered from being ocean front. When we called Sandy because one had come loose someone was there within 10 minutes to look at it. The condo is very close to Kahaluu Beach Park, a 5 minute drive, we saw turtles there. I would recommend this condo it has fantastic views of the ocean and is in a great location .
We have been staying at the Surf & Racquet Club for many years. We love the location - out of town a ways yet close to a shopping center. We don't have to see another person all day, if we so desire. Walking through the door again was just like coming home.
This is a top floor end unit, with a wrap-around lanai, a tree for privacy, and a view of the ocean that you'll never get tired of
looking at. The owners try to provide everything you could possibly need and are open to any additional ideas you may offer.
The rooms are large and comfortable.
The only reason I didn't give the review five stars is because this unit is in transition. It's in the process of being upgraded but still has a few minor issues to be addressed. We think this is a great bargain and we wouldn't hesitate for the opportunity to
stay there again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this condo and in this area. The condo was very clean and the layout was good. We really enjoyed the lana'i over looking the ocean-ate all our meals out there!
It was as described. This was a nice, quiet area to stay in. Beautiful grounds too!
|Cleaning & Guest Supply||$180|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
CANCELLATION POLICY and INTERNATIONAL TAX FEES
Credit Card - International Tax Fees
International Travelers will have international tax fees withheld from security deposit. For example: credit card processing for VRBO users in United States is 2.9%; international tax fees are an additional 2% totaling 4.9%. Guests using international card will have 2% of total credit card amount charged with-held from security deposit. No charge on domestic (US cards) regular 2.9%; charge on international tax fee only.
Our formal cancellation policy is strict - there are NO refunds. Reservations cancelled 60 or more days prior to arrival can have deposit applied to another stay within one year of original arrival date. Cancellations less than 60 days have NO REFUND.
On an informal note, we understand that the unexpected can happen and would do our best to rebook any cancelled nights/days and try to offer a corresponding refund.
Guests agree to honor all details in RENTAL AGREEMENT upon payment for this rental.
Security Deposit Refunds are set to automatically refund within 7-14 days of check-out. Housekeeper will supply information of damage and corresponding receipts if and when necessary. We're lucky that this rarely occurs!
Cleaning & Guest Supply Fee - this covers departure out-cleaning & tax fee for housekeeper AND it also covers one time stocking for paper towels, toilet paper, soaps (laundry, dishwasher, dish, hand, bath), plastic wrap, garbage bags, baggies, glass cleaner, dryer sheets, etc. so that guests do not need to purchase these items independently.