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Fantastic Oceanfront! Paradise Found at Surf and Racquet Club

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • children welcome


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Do you dream of a private, oceanfront villa? This two-story, two-unit townhouse offers spectacular unobstructed ocean views from the lanai, the kitchen, the dining/living room area, the upstairs bath, and the picture window of the master bedroom. Relax on the lawn, shaded by palm trees. Enjoy gorgeous sunsets from your private lanai and be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves. The home is beautifully furnished in a tropical motif with new living room furniture including a new sofa hide-a-bed and newly-renovated kitchen.

The Keauhou-Kona Surf and Racquet Club is a gated community located adjacent to The Kona Country Club golf course. It is within walking distance of the Keauhou Shopping Center and Kahaluu Beach Park for fabulous snorkeling.

The master bedroom features a king-size bed and the mountainside bedroom has twin beds together on a common headboard making another king-size. A rollaway is provided. Living room, bedroom and bathroom ceiling fans are installed. Beach towels, beach backrests, snorkeling gear, and picnic items are provided. The lanai has a glass-topped table, four patio chairs, and two chaise lounges.

What do you have to bring? Bring yourselves, casual clothing, swimming suits, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Be prepared for the best vacation ever!

Keywords: Oceanfront Townhouse #188

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About The Owner

All of our married children spent fabulous honeymoons in #188. I so enjoy escaping there to continue the memories and relax in its beauty and comfort.

The Owner purchased this condo in 1980

Why The Owner chose Kona Coast

The weather and beauty of the Kona Coast on the Big Island with all its diversity on ocean and land is spectacular. #188 in the Surf and Raquet Club is best located, and the ammenities of the Club outstanding.

What makes this condo unique

I enjoy the ocean right behind #188. I enjoy seeing, hearing, smelling, and feeling it. I love the whales, canoes, and sunsets. I take the short walk to excellent snorkeling to see colorful tropical fish and sea turtles. I also walk to the shopping center and movie theater and from there have taken the trolley to Kona. My kids have biked to Kona. One of my favorite walks is to the bay with kayaking and charter boat scuba, snorkeling, and fishing adventures and circling back to the Surf and Racquet Club to relax by the pool.


Keauhou Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) New living room furniture includes a sofa hideabed. Upstairs in a bedroom closet is a Roll Away to sleep one.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Roadrunner High Speed Internet


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Fantastic Oceanfront! Paradise Found at Surf and Racquet Club
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Condo location & amenities made our best family vacation possible!

  • 5 of 5

We thouroughly enjoyed every aspect of the condo from the prime oceanfront location with close proximity to the newly refurbished pool and tennis courts, snorkel beach and shopping center. The condo offers all the amenities and supplies of home! We enjoyed the picnic cooler, table cloth, thermos, portable charcoal grill, beach mats, snorkel gear, beach towels, for our day trip/beach/site-seeing adventures! The private lanai provides the most relaxing setting for morning coffee/breakfast and watching the sunset. The condo stays comfortable with the ceiling fans and ocean breeze. The master bedroom's large picture window overlooking the ocean expanse is amazing to wake up to every morning!! All-in-all we had a wonderful vacation at what felt like our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views and oceanfront location!

  • 4 of 5

We were a bit nervous as this was our first experience with VRBO and this particular unit had no recent reviews. However, it was the complex we wanted after doing much research. We were so happy with our choice. Joan and John were so helpful answering all of our questions and the unit itself exceeded our expectations by a lot. The video and photos don't do it justice - it is clean and very well maintained. Everything you need is there, including a lot of supplies that you would need to buy in other condos - dishwasher and laundry detergent, paper towels, coffee filters, etc. The beds were comfy and the wifi was great. We know why so many past clients keep this unit fully booked. We are so grateful to have found it! Thank you Joan and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burnsville, MN

Truly Oceanfront

  • 5 of 5

Prior to arriving in Kona, we had high expectations of this rental property. The town home met all of our expectations and even surpassed some of them. It is truly oceanfront and at times we could even feel the cool mist from the waves.

We cooked most of our meals at home as the kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed, including spices.

We started and ended every day on the lanai. Each morning we began the day watching the sunrise on the lanai drinking our Kona coffee. Each evening we finished our day with a glass of wine watching the sunset. Both were equally spectacular.

Because we found the home extremely pleasant and comfortable, we spent a considerable share of our time there and practically lived on the lanai. The lanai was private if you wanted privacy or you could move your chairs out to the grassy area just beyond the lanai for an even more panoramic view of the ocean and coastline.

Most days we observed either humpback whales, spinning dolphins or flying fish from the lanai. On our last morning, we witnessed a whale breach five times in a row.

We have visited the Big Island many times and have always stayed close to the center of Kailua. We were pleasantly surprised that we preferred this location in Keauhou. We were still close to the local adventures but further away from the crowds and "sounds" that comes with that close proximity.

Even though it reached 86 degrees one day during our 2 week stay we were never uncomfortable. The home was designed to allow for the trade winds to flow throughout both floors of the home and ceilings fans are installed in all the rooms.

The waves lulled us to sleep every night. Unlike similar townhomes in this community, the master bedroom window is low so while laying in bed you have an ideal view of the ocean and the waves.

We took daily walks to the nearby snorkeling beach and one day observed a large turtle making its way back to the ocean from the beach.

The home owners were always pleasant to deal with and extremely accommodating.

To sum up our overall experience, we booked two weeks for next year while still on vacation. That says it all.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo for Kona Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this fantastic property. The condo felt like home and was exceptionally well-equipped with all sorts of things that you need but can't really bring on a vacation to Hawaii. Also, the internet worked incredibly well (something that has been a problem at other places here). The kitchen had everything needed, with an ample supply of spices and condiments and even extra things that one needs little bits of to cook. Beach towels, chairs, snorkel equipment, etc were all there. The patio was wonderful and the view can't be beat! The property was quiet and everything (living room, bedrooms, etc) was really comfortable. Also, we were close to everything, including food shopping, restaurants, beaches, shops, etc. We would love to return and highly recommend this rental. Indeed, we don't think the photos (and especially the video) really showcase all the wonderful things this property has to offer as well as they could.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, MO

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

Peter, Joan and John,

Checked into the condo this evening - everything is so nice, clean, well kept - and what a location. You guys have to enjoy this place immensely. I travel all over the world and have rented apts, houses, condos in numerous countries and islands. Yours is kept as well as any I have ever seen. It is evident you take good care of it and I will do the same. I feel lucky to have found it at the last minute.

Thanks so much,


  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockholm, Sweden

Easy living by the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for two weeks and enjoyed every bit of it.

We found the house better than the pictures and the video provided by the owner. The house was well cleaned and the owner easy to get in contact and deal with both before and during the stay.

We loved to wake up in the morning to the view of the ocean and the sound of the waves rolling in and would gladly return.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Keauhou Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 15 2016 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Apr 16 2017 - Oct 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Oct 11 2017 - Oct 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tennis (three lighted courts on site with resident tennis pro), Local Live Theater, Live Music, Nearby (walkable) shopping center with restaurants, grocery, cinema, post office and shops.

Swimming in club pool, or at walkable beaches where snorkeling is the best.


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