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Michael Richter

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

Kailua-Kona Condo on Golf Course at Keauhou Bay

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Keauhou Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Avoid the traffic congestion in Kona and stay in the up market Keauhou Resort area - Keauhou Palena is a real gem - you won't see many condos of this size in this kind of shape and style. It's close to shops, the bay, restaurants, coffee growing district and theaters - yet only 6-miles scenic drive along Alii Drive (great to bike or drive or scooter) if you want to go into town.

This beautifully designed unit is right on the 16th tee with a fabulous view of the Kona Golf Course with view of the ocean in the distance! It has bamboo flooring, contemporary furniture, teak dining table, new bathroom fixtures, and stone slate tile on the very large lanai with electric BBQ grill.

It is on the second level of a two-story building (not a high rise!) and always has a beautiful breeze and spectacular sunsets. This unit is fully equipped and in excellent condition.

The unit has a master bedroom with queen sized bed. There is a full size daybed with an additional twin size trundle bed so the 2nd room can accommodate 2-3 people, perfect for families or a 2nd couple. This 2nd room has a spacious L-shaped living area with a sliding door which can create a 2nd bedroom or, you can leave it ope plan. There is a 2nd bathroom/shower. The lanai is very large and can seat 6-people at the dining table.

Keauhou Bay is walking distance from the condominium (just five minutes). There is excellent golfing, snorkeling, outrigger canoeing, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, boogie boarding, mountain biking, coffee plantations, horseback riding, local artist community and galleries, and some of the most beautiful turquoise water and hidden beaches you will ever see in the world. There are two active volcanoes on the Big Island and Volcanoes National Park is a site to behold.

The location is unique in that you are close to the coffee plantation area which is lush and tropical yet this condo always gets the Kohala Coast sunshine. You are 6-miles from the town center, yet close to Keauhou shopping for groceries, souvenirs, cinema and restaurants.

You just have to arrive - the condominium is completely equipped with everything you need to explore this beautiful island.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Richter (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Michael Richter

Hi. I'm the owner of Keauhou Palena. I purchased it in 1997 and it has been a wonderful investment and vacation escape for me, my family, friends and other guests. I work in the technology industry in the Bay Area. I'm very much into outrigger canoeing and I'm a member at the Keauhou Canoe Club and the San Francisco Outrigger Canoe Club.

Michael Richter purchased this condo in 1997

Why Michael Richter chose Kona Coast

I purchased this property from a friend of my parents. I was living in Hong Kong at the time and I always dreamed of owning a home in Hawaii. When it came time to invest, I just fell in love with the big island because of all the natural wonders and less developed areas. Keauhou Bay is a unique area in that it's far enough away from town so it feels more local and a sense of community versus a typical resort. It feels like a home away from home which is what I was looking for.

What makes this condo unique

I love the location, the fact it is 2-blocks from the Bay so I can get up in the morning and go for a run, a swim or paddle in an outrigger canoe. Plus, it's a short walk to get a coffee, see a movie or something to eat. There's a big grocery store in Keauhou Shopping center. But the best thing about this place is the ambiance, the view and the relaxing environment away from all the hustle and bustle. I'm an adventure sports guy and there is plenty to keep me occupied on the island, but plenty of down time too!


based on 4 traveler reviews

Kailua-Kona Condo on Golf Course at Keauhou Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Chanhassen, MN

The Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is in a great location which is very quiet and away from the “crowds.” We enjoyed walking across the golf course to watch the most amazing sunset. You can walk to many places from this location including a shopping center with restaurants and a grocery store. If you walk the opposite direction, you’ll find a beautiful harbor with a beach. Huge surf came in on our last day, which meant we could hear the waves from the condo!

The layout of the condo is perfect and decorated very nicely. We were comfortable from the minute we arrived.

The lanai was our favorite place for relaxing, dining, napping and even working! The view is the golf course with the ocean in the distance behind the trees, so if you have to do some work, what a place to work from! The condo is well equipped with everything you need in the kitchen, a super electric grill on the lanai, nice linens, and plenty of space. If you head to the beach, there are beach towels, snorkel gear, chairs and a cooler.

We thank you, Michael, for your hospitality and are already talking about coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN

PERFECT Hawaii Big Island Vacation LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

THE PERFECT location, weather and environment for our family’s “once in a lifetime” vacation. It felt like our home. We were sad to leave. If you want a great place to stay on the Big Island, this is it.

RELAX (“HANG LOOSE”) : Sitting on the beautiful slate title lanai you can relax, view the ocean and sunsets, feel the ocean breeze, read, nap and dine. We took walks to the ocean, across the golf course fairway, and saw the peaceful sunsets every night.

WELL-EQIUIPPED: The condo has everything, with style, bamboo floors, nice kitchen, 2 baths, 2 bikes, snorkels, flippers, boogie boards, masks, beach towels, etc… We saved on equipment rental and the hassle of bringing our own.

RECREATION: Walk or bike ½ mile to the Keauhou Bay to kayak, play beach volleyball, outrigger canoe, or take a snorkeling tour on the ”Fair Wind” to Capt. Cook. Trolley, bike or drive 1 mile north to snorkel and see sea turtles. It’s just another mile to “White Sands” beach to boogie board. Watch out for the BIG waves, they will sneak up behind you, ….and then wipe out ?, …it’s fun for the teenagers.

DINING & SHOPPING: Eat at ”Rays on the Bay” on Keauhou Bay, and see the Manta Rays at night. *One of the HIGH POINTS of our visit. Keauhou Shopping Center is across the street from the Keauhou Palena Resort Condos has everything; grocery, drug store, theaters, etc. We ate at Sam Choy’s overlooking the ocean. We also ate Thai, Italian, etc. Take the trolley or dive 6 miles to Kona to walk the shops and dine. Eat at; “On the Rocks”, “Canoe Club” or “Bubba Gumps”, all overlooking the ocean.

SITE SEEING: Drive 10 minute to the Coffee Farms up the hill, and see the resort from the mountain. 2 hours to Volcano National Park or the Botanical Gardens. Hike in the rain forests. See the water falls. Some of the best beaches in the world are just 30 miles north, following the Iron Man bike route across the lava fields, north of the airport. Also see the ancient running trails and petroglyphs.. We went to Hapuna Beaches 3 times. Bring the umbrellas, chairs and sun screen.

Mike, thanks for sharing your condo with our family of four. Our teenage daughters loved the beaches and condo pool.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

A Beautiful Hawaiian Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I would love to come here again! We had such a great time here in this beautiful condo. The view is amazing and we practically lived out on the lanai overlooking the golf course. This place is clean and immaculate as it says and has so many unique designer touches everywhere. It's perfectly located and quiet, yet close enough to get to whatever we wanted to see. I would definitely recommend this as a great vacation getaway!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Hawaiian Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing and Quiet Location. Also perfectly situated to easily drive anywhere on the island. Wish I were there now! One of the best values you will find in Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terri...ah, I see how this works now. Your comment/review is posted and then it gets approved and then sent to me. I just put Dec 2011 for your visit but I know it was a while back. Thanks again!
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Kona Kailua Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Golf
Kona Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Queen Kaahumanu Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Keauhou Palena, just a few few blocks from Keauhou Bay, home of the Keauhou Outrigger Canoe Club (visitors can try this for free on T, Thu and Sat's at 6:30 am!), unit is right on the golf course with view of ocean in the distance. Deep Sea Fishing, Para-Sailing, hiking on lava fields.


Rates & Availability

Keauhou Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ironman 2016
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 13.42%

Check in time is 4 pm and check out is 11 am.
Full terms will be sent at time of reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Keauhou Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Nice master bedroom with platform Queen sized bed
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This room has sliding dividing wall from living area
  • Master bedroom has 1 Queen bed and separate bathroom. There is a full size daybed with a twin size trundle that is connected to the living area, so can sleep 2-3 more people. It has a sliding wall if you want to create a 2nd bedroom or, just leave open plan. There is also a tatami mat and air mattress for add'l guests but preference is maximum of 4-5 persons.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Keauhou Palena. BAMBOO FLOORING THROUGHOUT, contemporary furnishings, free hi-speed internet, Cordless Phone, 32' flat screen TV, DVD player, Washing Machine & Dryer in the unit, common area Swimming Pool, private Electric Grill (BBQ) on lanai, NO SMOKING inside or on the lanai. Master bedroom and also 2nd room with full-size daybed and an additional twin-size trundle. This room can be divided by sliding wall from the living area.

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