Our Big Island home at Na Hale Keauhou on Kona is truly a private Kona paradise! The community at Na Hale O'Keauhou is secure, gated, and allows easy access to the beach and is adjacent Keauhou Shopping Center in Kailua-Kona. Just five miles south of the Kailua-Kona Town Center or five minutes north of the Keauhou harbor. Captain Cook Monument, incredible kayaking and dolphin viewing is 20 minutes south. Volcanoes National Park is 92 miles away - certainly a must see for every island visitor. The property features a large pool, spa, fitness center, and BBQs.
Enjoy ocean views from (all but one) every room. The private lanai off of the living room and balcony lanai off of the master and second bedrooms are the perfect places to enjoy the view of the ocean, hear the waves, and catch some breath-taking sunsets.
Cook like you would at home in our gourmet kitchen which features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, all utensils, and paper goods. Most condiments and spices are provided as well. Enjoy dining inside or out.
The upstairs master bedroom features a walk-in closet, desk, flat-screen TV, and access to the second lanai. The bath features large granite-countertops with double sinks, large walk-in shower, separate tub, and private toilet. The second bedroom includes a queen bed, large closet, flat-screen TV with Bluray, and sliding glass door with access to the second lanai. Bedroom 3 has two twin beds, and large closet. Both rooms have access to a large bathroom with tub/shower and large sink area. There is a half-bathroom downstairs. The living area features a large flat-screen TV with Bluray (HBO provided), music system, and comfy sitting area, all with an ocean view. The dining room comfortably seats eight and is highlighted by a large round table with a lazy-susan. There is additional seating for three at the counter adjacent to the kitchen.
Located within walking distance is Keauhou Shopping Center. The centre includes a grocery store, pharmacy, boutiques, restaurants, movie theatre, post office, an urgent care center and a weekly farmers market (our favorite). Great snorkelling is just a short walk/drive away at Kahalu'u State Beach Park. Tennis courts are available near the Keauhou Harbor. For golfers, the Kona Country Club is just up Ali'i Drive.
Our family has always enjoyed Hawaii and when we found Na Hale O'Keauhou, we knew we had found the perfect place. This is a much desired development.. The lanais, sunsets, and peaceful atmosphere are irresistible. This is our second home and truly paradise - a place where you can soak in the "Aloha."
We came across this listing luckily right at the end of our search. Initially, I was hesitant to rent since there weren't any reviews. Was this too good to be true.........absolutely NOT. Lisa, the owner, got back to me promptly and gave me the pricing and contract for the week we were interested in. She later provided all of the instructions specific to the townhome with lots of personal ideas of things to do in the area. She has a local caregiver as well.
The south Kona area is a great location to stay. We walked to the local beach for the sunset views. Right next door is a wonderful shopping center with a good supermarket and some nice restaurants. It's a great location to head south to the Volcano National Park, as well as the black sand beaches. We also visited a coffee plantation in this area. Next time, we will rent kayaks and check out the bay near Captain Cook, and the Manta Rays at the Sheraton. We ventured north a couple of times, and did have to deal with construction traffic in the Kona area. We quickly adapted to Hawaii time and just "enjoyed the ride".
I have to say, this is one of the nicest condos/townhomes I have ever rented. The development seems relatively new. The design has all of the bedrooms upstairs and a big open kitchen, dining room and living room downstairs, with direct access to an outdoor area with a dining table and seating area - of course looking west for great sunset views. The upstairs lanai has comfortable cushioned chairs to relax in. This townhome is one of the closest to the pool and exercise facilities. The pool area is well designed, with a large hot tub and deep and shallow pools. The exercise equipment was a little worn, but it was fine for getting in a brief workout (come on - we are on vacation right!).
Thanks Lisa, for making our vacation a great one!
Community includes pool area with spa, fitness center, and BBQ station. Short walk to beach with snorkeling and swimming.