Our oceanfront condo is located in Keauhou, five miles south of downtown Kailua on the magnificent Ali'i Drive. The Keauhou-Kona Surf and Racquet Club is a beautiful condominium complex situated on 16 acres of impeccably landscaped grounds, and boasts a large pool, three professional tennis courts, covered pavilions, a volleyball court, and outdoor barbecue areas.
We are within walking distance of a shopping center with a good grocery store, restaurants and movie theaters. We are also a 10-minute walk from Kahalu'u State Beach, the best snorkel beach on the Big Island. Two beautiful golf courses, at the Kona Country Club, are literally in our back yard. We are a two-and-a-half hour drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Our condo contains three bedrooms, two baths, a fully equipped kitchen, and a lanai to die for. Facing due west, the lanai is the perfect place to view breath-taking sunsets. A table for six makes outdoor dining a pleasure.
We are on the third floor of a three-floor building (no elevator), with soaring cathedral ceilings that give the unit a light-filled airy feeling.
The master bedroom contains a king-sized bed and is right off the lanai, so you can fall asleep to the sounds of the waves lapping at the rocks only 30 feet away. The second bedroom contains a queen-sized bed and faces the golf course. The third bedroom is a loft space that is furnished with two twin beds, a separate closet, and a peaceful reading nook.
There are two recently refurbished bathrooms downstairs, both equipped with showers. The unit includes a fully stocked kitchen, plenty of linens and towels, a washer and dryer, beach chairs and mats, boogie boards and other beach toys, a nice stereo, cable TV, high-speed wireless internet, VCR and DVD player. We've also provided a small library and a complete assortment of games and puzzles.
This beautiful condo is our second home, and we think you'll see the loving attention we have given it. We're sure you'll enjoy sharing our island paradise. No pets or smoking please.
My husband, son and I just spent a wonderful and relaxing week in this beautiful condo. It is very conveniently located just south of Kona, very quiet and peaceful area right on the ocean! The grounds and pool were very well kept with flowers everywhere and everyone was very nice. It's a 10 minute walk to Kahaluu Beach where we were able to snorkel and see turtles, there is also a shave ice food truck there most of the time. We saw a school of dolphin and from the lanai one morning which was impressive, they were jumping and twirling and putting on quite a show! The sunsets are amazing! If you like the sound of the ocean to put you to sleep, just leave the lanai sliders open and it's wonderful! Everything you could possibly need is provided in the condo and it's very clean and nicely decorated. There is a great Saturday farmers market right up the hill at the Keauhou Shopping Center. We did the moonlight Manta Ray snorkel which was just incredible! Good restaurants close by too. This was really a wonderful place and I'd love to visit again someday! You probably do need a car to get here, but if you don't mind a little walking you don't necessarily need one when you are here. It might be a little quiet for teenagers.
While I ended up not able to go, my family ( 2 adults and 2 children) went and loved this condo. They appreciated the great view , sitting on the balcony and the extras (games, etc).
The condo is in a nice area of Kona, is right on the water and near to some great stores and restaurants. It is very nicely furnished and has all the amenities for a perfect Hawaiian vacation. The highlight of the whole experience is the lanai. It stretches along the entire width of the condo, and looks out to that gorgeous blue water - perfect for napping, reading and playing cards! I highly recommend staying at the Absolutely Oceanfront Condo!
It was perfect.
We were expecting a nice condo ocean front but what we didn't expect was how well stock it was : tupperware, ziplock, diswasher soap, laundry detergent, spices, flashlight, cooler, beach chairs, etc. everything you can think of is there. These small details really made our stay easier and kept us home at night for nice dinners on the lanai.
If you plan on staying in KONA this is probably the best location: near the main road but far enough from the street so you don't hear anything. The resort is 2 minutes from a grocery and pharmacy, a farmer's market on Saturday morning, 15 minutes to Costco and Walmart, 10 minutes to Kona village, etc
Returning to Big Island we would not hesitate to return and recommend it to everyone with only one consideration: there is no A/C. During our stay it was really, really warm and humid close to 100F so A/C would have been an added value. We were sleeping with all the doors open and the ceiling fans. For us it was OK but it might not be suitable for everyone. We've asked questions around to understand if it was August weather and got all sorts of answers so still don't know if it was the normal weather or not.
As for Big Island we stayed two full weeks and still have many things to explore and discover. Beside the Volcano, the snorkeling, and the beautiful beaches we went Stargazing at Mauna Kea and this is an experience we will never forget. Read Big Island revealed and enjoy!
We stayed at the condo for a week in June. The condo is absolutely wonderful. All the conveniences of home can be found here, the owners have thought of everything from beach supplies to kitchen essentials. Very quiet condo complex that is well cared for.
We certainly would not hesitate to recommend this property to our friends and family and hope to return someday soon!
Beautiful sunsets! With comfortable furniture on the lanai and a direct ocean front view, there was no need to be anywhere else but here each night to witness the most spectacular sunsets!
The condo had a well stocked kitchen for anyone who enjoys cooking. It was also well supplied with everything we needed right down to the detail for beach fun, including towels, snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach chairs, mats coolers, etc. Great location! Minutes away from the best snorkel beach on the west side, shopping and dining on Ali'i drive and an awesome grocery store, KTA up the road!
The condo's layout is spacious enough and great for two small kids and three to four adults.
Our kiddos loved their own space up in the loft area, complete with games and their own TV/DVD player for down times and movie watching. Loved the wide open windows to view the ocean from one bedroom and the mountains and golf course from the other bedroom. We would fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves and wake up to the sound of tropical birds singing. True paradise.
Having a washer/dryer was an added bonus after full days at the beach! There is also a community BBQ walking distance from the condo as well, great for searing up Ahi Tuna and fresh local steaks!
The pool was beautiful and despite the rules of no Marco Polo or floating devices, the kiddos had fun with their mask and snorkels. The banyan trees, colorful, sweet smelling tropical flowers and trail along the lava rocks made the grounds a beautiful place to walk and explore.
Many wonderful memories were made! We recommend this condo and would definitely return!
Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking