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Mike Watson

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Ocean Front Luxury - Surf and Racquet Club 4-102, 25 feet to the water

18 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights

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Overview

Kona Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps up to 5

Clean and beautiful direct ocean front luxury condo which has been totally renovated having everything imaginable to enjoy a wonderful vacation. The 1200 square foot condo features Italian ceramic tile in all rooms, an exquisite granite kitchen with all new appliances and cabinets, bar area with wine cooler, ice maker, huge living and dining area, two very large bedrooms each having California king size beds. Exquisite master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, granite counter tops, washer and dryer. The deluxe guest bathroom features a new shower and granite counter tops. It also comes with a central vacuum system, a fully stocked kitchen, beach chairs, beach coolers, blue ice, boogie boards, tennis racquets, beach towels and everything needed to enjoy a wonderful vacation in paradise.

The condo is on the ground floor and is easily accessible. It directly overlooks the ocean and has a large lanai area leading into a lawn area and then the ocean.

Our ground floor condo is located in the very quiet ocean front building 4 having magnificent views of the ocean all from your own private lanai. Free Broadband and secure wireless internet in the condo. Free long distance calling to the USA and Canada. A new baby crib is also available for use. Please advise at time of booking.

The prestigious gated Keauhou-Kona Surf and Racquet Club is a resort within itself offering total privacy safety and security. It sits on 17 acres of beautiful tropical landscaped terrain. The ocean front condo complex is a dream come true for individuals who like to stay fit and enjoy an active vacation. There are 3 night lit tennis courts available free of charge for guests to use. The complex also offers a beautiful swimming pool large enough for lap swimming. Just one block from the best snorkeling spot on the island, Kahalu’u Beach Park. Surfing and paddling lessons are available at Kahalu’u as well as beautiful Keauhau Harbor, also within walking distance of our condo.

The condo complex is approx. 4.5 miles from downtown Kailua-Kona and 12 miles from the Kona Airport. The Keauhou-Kona trolley is available to take you into town should you not want to drive. Kailua-Kona boasts a Farmer’s Market every Wednesday through Sunday and the Keauhou Shopping Center, adjacent to the complex offers an Organic Farmer’s Market every Saturday. The Keauhou Shopping Center also offers free Hawaiian cultural events throughout the week.

With so much to do you will need a vacation once you return home!

We take pride in offering you an affordable and memorable Hawaiian holiday in our well maintained and comfortable condo.

We hope to see you soon at the condo.

Mahalo,

The Watson's

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Mike Watson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mike Watson

We fell in love with the Big Island back in 1998 and now have six condo's on the Big Island. We enjoy fixing them up and take pride in ensuring they are very well maintained, clean and well stocked - just like our own home!

Mike Watson purchased this condo in 2012

Why Mike Watson chose Kona Coast

The Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club offers complete privacy, quietness and secuirty. It is on over 17 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. We like to stay active and enjoy the tennis, swimming and snorkeling on offer.

What makes this condo unique

This unit is on the ground floor and has no stairs to climb. It has every imaginable feature one could want. The granite and Italian tile make it comprable to the $500 per night rooms up in Waikola - but without the wind or expensive nightly room rate. We love it and hope to spend our retirement here someday.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Ocean Front Luxury - Surf and Racquet Club 4-102, 25 feet to the water
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Ocean Shores Wa
5

Lovely vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our recent vacation at Mike & Katrina's condo at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club.

We like a nice place on vacation , this condo exceeded our expectations. Lots of room, nice comfortable furnishings, pretty art work and decor items. very nice amenities, we felt very much at home here.

The owners provided soaps, detergents, trash bags , spices and seasonings in the kitchen, and beach equipment...and other little touches that are very thoughtful and make it a home away from home. Although we didn't do any cooking other than easy breakfast and lunch the kitchen is large with all the large and small appliances anyone could want , bathrooms have lots of space for a family. The lanai is very large and very nice, great place to start the day, wonderful sunsets, a terrific walkway along the ocean .

Keauhou Kona surf and racquet club is very well maintained, lovely landscaping, great pool. They preserved old Hawaiian archeological sites on the property , very interesting to read the descriptions.

The big island is large, we felt this South Kona location was an easy drive to most of the things people want to see, very diverse landscape.We enjoyed the drive to Punalu'u black sand beach, saw the green turtles resting on the sand, the town has a very nice bakery for snacks and sandwiches.

Our favorite breakfast place is the Daylight Mind Cafe in Kona....worth a visit !

Thank you for making the booking process simple Mike and Katrina...we will be in touch for next spring

Aloha and Mahalo

Ruth & Bob

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thanks for the nice comments about the condo and the grounds at the Racquet Club. We pride ourselves for excellent maintenance and well stocked condos. We look forward to seeing you again this spring at the condo. Mahalo, Mike Watson
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5

Ideal vacation home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Katrina offer a wonderful condo AND location to any visitor(s) coming to the Big Island, and are very easy owners to deal with. The condo is well situated...just a few miles from the hubbub of the town of Kailua-Kona, yet super close to all the shopping for any daily needs that you may have, and less than five minutes from the departure port of Fairwinds, an excellent company offering snorkeling tours and swims with the manta rays. (PS- Your tip of the free Hula dancing performances on Friday night at the nearby shopping center were very much appreciated and enjoyed!) The condo complex itself, is very quiet, and safe, complete with tennis courts and swimming pool. The condo is newly renovated and very comfortable. It is very special to be able to just slip out your back door and stroll along the pathway next to the shore- in the morning with your coffee in hand, or the evening with a glass of wine as you watch the sun set...in all its glorious colors. It is just so relaxing to sit on the lanai, or in the living room, OR wake up, to that soothing sound of the ocean's waves as they hit the shore....just a few feet from your condo. We highly recommend this lovely condo, and are sure that you will find this a wonderful place to stay, while you explore this very special island in the Pacific.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the feedback about the condo and also tips for guests on nearby tour operators. Indeed the condo is in an excellent location and close to all the attractions. We hope to see you back at the condo soon. Mahalo, Mike and Katrina
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Lake Forest, California
5

Extraordinary condo with ocean view!

  • 5 of 5

Mike & Katrina spared no detail when they furnished this fabulous condo.....from the flashlights in the closet, the books on local fish/birds/history/things to do, the washer/dryer detergent & fabric softener to the fully equipped kitchen with salad spinner, this condo has it all! When one is not swimming at the white sand beaches of Mauna Kea Resort, snorkeling at nearby Kahalu'u Beach, swimming at the Surf's club pool, or visiting Volcano National Park, you can just relax on the patio and enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine....oh, don't forget...taking a bath in their exquisite Jacuzzi tub! I also would like to say that this is a birdwatcher's dream....although most species of birds are not native to Hawaii, we saw 15 new species during our stay including the Common Waxbill, Saffron Finch, Northern Cardinal (both male and female), Yellow-billed Cardinal, Common Myna, Zebra Dove, Japanese White-eye, Yellow-fronted Canary, Gray Francolin and Hawaii's state bird...the Nene. We would also like to say that the pre-vacation email that the Watsons' sent was invaluable to our stay....it included places to swim, snorkel, volcano watch, shop, dine and site-see! We can't say enough about this incredible condo and our week vacation. My sister, who lives in Austria, was extremely impressed with the Big Island!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice comments about the condo and we look forward to seeing you again next year. There are many different species of birds that you did not see, so no excuses for not coming again next year. Mahalo, Mike and Katrina
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5

Perfect stay in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two boys (8 & 14 years old) stayed 8 nights in this lovely condo. It was our first visit to the island and I was a little reluctant to stay that long in one spot. Our only disappointment was that we didn't book the entire trip there. (We stayed two nights in VNP cabins.) We all felt so blessed that the owners shared their unit with our family. It was so clean and well cared for with a gorgeous view of the ocean. We watched every sunset from the lanai and listened to the crashing waves on the rocky shoreline as we fell asleep at night. Our very active boys were always eager to come back to our "Hawaii Home" and relax on the lanai after snorkeling nearby or walking through town (short drive). We found we preferred eating on the lanai rather than going out to a oceanside restaurant because it was so beautiful. We are quiet people and don't prefer to be right in the middle of traffic, noise, etc. This complex was perfect! It was gated (so we felt very safe), quiet, and not congested. The location was excellent and served as a great base camp for day trips north, south, and even to Hilo. The boys enjoyed using the boogie boards and we appreciated not having to pack beach towels or mats. Everything was there to use...right down to reusable bags for Walmart! (Hawaii has a plastic bag ban.) I rarely post comments or reviews, but I really felt this condo and its owners were deserving of kudos. It definitely exceeded our expectations and made for a very memorable celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice comments about the condo. We are happy you had such a nice time and enjoyed the condo. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mahalo, Mike and Katrina
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5

Amazing view!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (kids 12 and 16) spent 2 weeks on the Big Island. The first week we were in the Waikoloa area and we really enjoyed our time there. But we fell in love with the Kona area. Mike and Katrina's condo is in a great location! It was very comfortable and the Lanai and view are absolutely breath taking! We saw dolphins and whales many times right from the Lanai! We slept every night with the slider doors open listening to the crashing waves! The complex is nice, quiet and felt very safe. Booking the unit was super easy and they provided tons of great information about the area! We will be back for sure! Thank you so much for sharing your little bit of paradise with us!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thanks for the nice comments, We choose the Surf and Racquet Club due to its safety and security. Even though it is right off Alii Drive it is very quiet as you are between the golf course and the ocean. Since the property is a gated community it always is quiet and relaxing. Our condo is unique as it is on the ground floor, but still is apx. 25 to 30 feet from the sea level. Hence you have great views and no stairs to climb. We hope to see you again back at the condo. Mahalo, mike and Katrina
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Portage, MI USA
5

Everything we could have hoped for and more

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Big Island and we could not have picked a better place to stay. The Condo was very clean, nicely furnished and had plenty of room for our family of 4 - including 2 teenagers. It was equipped with everything we could possibly have needed to take advantage of all the Big Island had to offer-- and we did! It was so nice to be able to walk to one of the best snorkeling spots on the island and the condo was a great base from which to explore Mauna Kea and Hapuna beaches, Place of Refuge, and more. We enjoyed many beautiful sunsets right from the lanai and the breeze off the ocean was heavenly. With an 8-night stay, we took full advantage of the BBQ grills on the property and the well-equipped kitchen to enjoy many great meals in our "home away from home." Downtown Kona was close by with great dining for when we did eat out and the shopping was nice, too. For a great breakfast or snack, don't miss sharing a Hawaiian Acai bowl at Basik Acai - you would never know it's good for you and the view is great! We really appreciated all of the great tips and information Mike and Katrina sent about things to see and not miss while we were there-- that combined with the perfect accommodations, really helped us have an unforgettable vacation! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and great to hear you had a wonderful vacation... As owners we do our best to ensure that all of our guests are equipped with adequate information prior to arrival so they can better plan their trips. Some visitors like to explore different aspects of the Island every day and other like to stay at home and enjoy the views, sunsets and a good book. The condo is very well stocked to prepare great meals on site or within walking distance of Keauhou and its restaurants and coffee shops. We hope to see you again someday at the condo and remember to book early. Mahalo, Mike and Katrina
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Kailua- Kona
Nearest Barpub
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
Keauhou Beach at the Surf and Racquet Club
Car: recommended

The Surf and Racquet Club is a 17 acre country club style resort located between the Kona Country Club Ocean golf course - hole number 13 and the Pacific ocean. A very quiet, safe and secure environment. There are all kinds of water sports and beach activities in the area. The best snorkeling spot on the island is only one block away at the Kahalu’u Beach Park. Surfing lessons are also taught in the bay. Many sea turtles, tropical fish and coral are located in the bay. The Keauhou Shopping Center is also only one block away. It is home to several restaurants, a drug store, a grocery store, post office, bank, coffee shops and movie theaters.

• Activities: Golfing, tennis, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, body boarding, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, paddling, outrigger canoeing, parasailing, dolphin/whale watching, walking/hiking, tide pool exploration, museums, coffee tasting, picnicking, boating, sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, farmer’s markets, batting cages, miniature golf, Hawaiian cultural activities, luau’s, fitness center/gym, beauty salons/massages, zip lines, horseback riding

• Other: deep sea fishing on the world famous Kona Coast, Volcanoes National Park, Place of Refuge, Manta Ray Dives

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Rates & Availability

Kailua Kona Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Non Peak
Apr 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$149
$999
$3,899
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Non Peak
Aug 1 2016 - Oct 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$139
$969
$3,499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Ironman
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 11 2016
9 night minimum stay
$1,901
Flat fee
 
 
Non Peak
Oct 12 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$159
$1,099
$3,999
 
 
Peak
Dec 17 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$199
$1,299
$4,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Peak
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$179
$1,199
$4,499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$159
$1,099
$3,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $139
Tax Rate 13.25%

Children 12 and under at no additional charge. 3 night minimum

Checks and Credit Cards (Visa, MC and Discover) accepted.
Typically the down payment varies depending on duration of the visit. The range is from 250.00 to $500.00 USD. The final payment is due 60 days prior to check in.
Note: Ironman week rate is $229 per night with a 7 night mininum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Kona Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Huge bathroom incudes washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King Size Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King Size Bed
  • Each bedroom has a California King Size Bed. Condo is great for two couples.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are only 4 steps to get to the condo from the parking lot. The condo is great for long term stays. Has everything you need, just bring your bathing suit.

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