Keauhou Kona Surf And Racquet Club Resort
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On the Big Island of Hawaii, Let's meet the geckos, mongeese and centipedes. Presumably this island was named Hawaii when James Cook landed here, but as the main centre soon moved to Maui for the whaling, and then later and presently to Honolulu on the island of Oahu, the fact that most people say they are holidaying in Hawaii but never set foot …
... several spinner dolphins that weren't too far from shore. Walked along the sea wall to our favorite shaved ice place and imagined what the area will look like in a couple weeks when the Ironman Triathlon is in full swing. We saw a number of (obvious) triathletes getting familiar with the area. Got my obligatory henna tattoo and finally ...
... feeding us various local fruits and flowers at each stop, picked fresh as we moved around the privately owned farm, including apple bananas, guava, other sweeter & smaller guava-type fruit, the flowers of a particular ginger plant (smelt like honeysuckle with very sweet nectar) and a pasture flowering grass that had sweet stems, yellow daisy type flowers. This interaction also gave us the chance to learn that the mongoose we saw running across various ...
... President or Jackie O. Very cool. You don’t get to do that too much these days. We quickly found our baggage, got our car from Enterprise (a Hundai Elantra) and made our way to the White Sands condo. FYI, we felt Enterprise was very fussy. Typically, you get through your paperwork, are tossed a set of keys and off you go. No, we had to have a young snip of a girl go through everything nick and scrap on the car with us, everything except how to drive ...
... of the ceiling is just hanging posing a safety threat and therefore the park has closed off the dark part of the lava tube. That's too bad as it would have been neat. Rather than walking the trail back to the car, we retraced our steps and went back through the tube. We decided we would enjoy it as long as we could with no people. We finally met up with a few other people as we reached the end. We walked the same trail out to the car taking pictures ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Keauhou Kona Surf And Racquet Club Resort Kailua-Kona
We found Unit #177 way beyond our expectations. The ocean front location was private, provided unbelievably beautiful sunsets, and the furnishings and kitchen amenities were fabulous. We were lucky to see the new window coverings installed, and loved them too! It was also great to be away from the downtown busy streets.
We found the condominium to be well layed out, comfortable, and well appointed. The furniture & decorations are first class and we quickly felt at home. The location was far enough away from the hustle/bustle of downtown but close enough to restaurants, site-seeing, etc. We would have liked a better beach within walking distance, but were pleased to have a large Hawksbill turtle sun himself on the black sand one day. Overall - well above average.
Love the Complex and location but #182
This is a beautiful complex, well manicured grounds, nice pool & tennis courts and good location. However, I wouldn't rent unit #182 again, I'd look for another owner's unit.
Exceed your expections with Townhome #2
Great communication with townhome owners, who have a beatifully decorated and well-kept unit. Pictures don't do the interior justice. They've thought of all your needs in advance - they even provide their own 'guidebook' for the area.
Away from hustle & bustle of Kona town, but convenient to a great shopping area. Enjoy the ocean from porch or master bed. We had the fun of watching sea turtles hauling themselves out for a rest on the beach in front of the unit.
If we return to Kona - we're hoping this place is available.
We stayed in unit #2 and couldn't have been happier about it. This is a beautifully designed and tastefully furnished ocean front unit, very comfortable, understated island feel with the tile floors and teak furnishings, ocean front lanai, ocean front master bedroom, the ocean takes central spot at this great 2-story condo, always present, visible and audible, the sound of the breaking waves at bedtime was hypnotizing and lulled us to sleep every night. We liked staying south of the crowded Kona resort area in Keauhou, yet close enough to get to town for whatever we needed. I am a travel agent by profession and I know a deal when I see one. This is an extraordinary value. For what you get for the quite reasonably low price the value is unbeatable. Why spend as much or more for a mountain/garden/pool view when this is available with the shoreline mere yards away and the sun setting into the Pacific right there from your private lanai?
Beautiful decorating, unbelievable value. Palm trees, the sound of the waves...this is Hawaii! Forget the fancy 5 star hotels. Here you are getting every amenity you could dream of. There's parking right outside the condo. The tennis courts and pool are directly (1/2 minute) across from the condo. There's a great lanai for sipping cocktails and watching the most magical of magical sunsets! The master bedroom is so romantic that you may think you are in Nirvana! Honeymooners and anyone looking for ROMANCE have just found the perfect place. Everything was spotless, completely renovated this past April by the owner, a designer from NYC. Everyone is also really nice. The contact people are very helpful and the owners really care about this condo. It has that designer look...but really comfortable and relaxing. This is a #1 honeymoon or anniversary destination. We know, as we just returned and can't wait to go back to celebrate next year. We've reserved unit 178 already. What a refreshing treat.
We stayed with Jim - Aloha Condos Hawaii - in their beutifully romantic Oceanfront unit 177 at the Keauhou Kona Surf And Racquet Club Resort. It was so very relaxing hearing the waves at night and watching sunset from your own private patio. There is a blow hole just outside of the unit which you can watch spout when the waves are up a bit. We also saw Spinner dolphins while sitting on the lanai having our morning coffee and breakfast --- awesome. The unit has been completely remodeled with wonderful Hawaiian decor and had all of the amenities to make our vacation on the Big Island absolutely perfect. While the unit doesn't have AC, we were surprised at how cool the unit was -- the ceiling fans and the super exhaust fan really do work! When you look out the 2nd floor windows toward the ocean, you think you are on a boat -- so peaceful -- we didn't want to leave and look forward to returning every year! A perfect getaway, yet very convienantly located to snorkeling, shopping, restaurants and other activities.
Kailua-Kona: Keauhou Kona Surf And Racquet Club Resort: Magnificent Townhouse, Unit 178, completely renovated and designed by NYC interior designer in 2004. The townhouse sparkles with all new furniture, tile, and appliances. The minute you walk in you are struck by the gorgeous sunset and ocean views. If you were any closer to the ocean, you would have to be in a boat! Crashing waves add to the drama of the setting. For honeymooners, anniversary celebrations, or anyone interested in romance, you can't help but feel romantic staying in the master bedroom draped in white mosquito netting that sets the tone for the tropics! We walked to the wonderful beach and had a great snorkeling experience. The location is fabulous. A two minute drive took us to the mall where there are movies, and great Japanese and Thai restaurants. There's no mistaking where you are, the ambiance of Hawaii surrounds you. The décor is fabulous in unit 178. We can't wait to come back!
Wow! Unit 178 is a dream come true. You literally sit on the ocean. We immediately sat on the lanai, opened a bottle of wine and unwound from our flight to the Big Island. Three hours later we were still sitting mesmerized by the view of the ocean and waves. The condo is just really beautiful. Everything is new. The tiles in the bathrooms are spectacular. All the details are perfect. The value you get for your money is unbelievable. Everything is immaculate and done with great care. Beautiful tropical fans add charm and create great breezes throughout. There are wonderful colorful framed posters that depict old Hawaii.
As soon as you cross the welcome mat into the foyer of Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club Townhouse # 2 on the beach, you know you have entered a special haven. The beautiful tiling, sectional couch, teak furniture, and island art blend perfectly with the ocean or tropical views from every room window to complete the journey to the Big Island. We enthusiastically enjoyed the master bedroom with its king size scrolled posted bed. The bed itself is irresistible but then to be able to see from it the ocean and beach out the large window is an unbelievable sensual experience. In addition, the hosts have made every effort to provide their guests with the amenities they will need and more. My wife especially appreciated the small gas barbecue that I could use, so she could sip a drink on the comfortable lanai lounge and meditate to the soft sounds of the surf.