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... there with the boogie boards that are in the condo. Travelled south to return home via another route. Very interesting countryside and signage for donkey crossings. Came back and watched the sunset from our parking lot. The neighbours go there and have happy hour and watch the sunset. Chatted with a lady from Calgary. Tonight's sunset was much better today. 82F and a bit of ...
... my choice :-) It started raining - this was a storm in Honolulu where trees were fallen, etc. Tomorrow it'll be this kind of weather also :-( It was Ira's good planning that we did all the activities up front - he was concerned there might be bad weather.
We played Rummy Cube afterwards, watched Olympics, chatted. We parted before 11.
A relaxing and restful day. No photos.
... not a big city like Honolulu, but the village is more interesting, has a lot more stuff with local flavor. Love the place!
The only disappointment is that the front desk forgot to tell us the password for the Wifi in our unit. I'll have to get it tomorrow during their work hours. I cannot access the internet before then L
Oh, saw Paul Allen's big yacht "parked" out in the ocean. Apparently he lives here (sometimes) and his house is somewhere on this island, by the ocean.
Well, our last port is Kona, which is on the opposite side of the Big Island, Hawaii, where we were on Friday. Another early morning, only we have to meet at 7:30! At this port we must be tendered in which was an experience in itself. The waves were slamming the tender into the side of the ship with such force, that Richard put his arm around a tiny Asian lady sitting ...
Nov 26, 2013
Five days in Hawaii
Friday: Hilo, Hawaii
Our ship is in Hilo all day today, on the wet, eastern side of the big island of Hawaii. Greg and I booked a helicopter tour, flying over the lava fields of Kilauea volcano. The volcano is still active, so we saw amazing lava flows. We also flew over the remains of the village of Kalapana; it was destroyed in 1992 by an eruption and is slowing being rebuilt on top of the cooled lava fields. The whole tour was ...
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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.
A Steal Of A Deal on The Perfect Ocean-Front Big Island Condo
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?
Only criticisms would be a suggeston to redo the locks as a couple of times the front door gave us some trouble getting in. and the sliding wood closet door in the master bedroom nneds to be replaced or fixed as it comes off track.
Fantastic! Unit 178!
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.
Anne & Matt
Loved Unit 177 Townhouse Cottage on the Ocean's Edge
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.
Fabulous decor, gorgeous sunsets
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!
Jennifer and Glenn
A dream come true!
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.
You are transported to another world as soon as you enter the condo. All the stress of life magically disappeared while we walked the black and white sand beaches so special to the Big Island. This particular condo has free parking three steps from the door and is located right across from the tennis courts and swimming pool...a one minute walk!
We found this condo to be very romantic. If you love romance, this place will put you in the mood! Unit 178 should be in House Beautiful! It's a great place to share with friends or family. The location is very private and quiet but so easily accessible to every activity and restaurant on the island. We will be back next year!
Kona Rarity-Beautiful Townhome on Beautiful Beach
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.
Our mornings began with a freshly brewed cup of Kona coffee enjoyed on the tiled lanai, surrounded by palm trees and tropical vegetation with the early morning waves curling white-laced toward shore right before you-the feeling is total relaxation and peace. A few steps to the beach began a stroll down the black and white sands to the big heiau (only one of the many Hawaiian archaeological sites in the area). It's an undiscovered beach (rare for Kona) and invigorates with its beauty. At least one of the resident sea turtles is always out foraging for breakfast. Later, in the afternoon sun, they come onto the beach for a snooze. We fortunately brought reef-walkers (although we could have bought them easily locally) and investigated the extensive reef that fronts the beach in this spot (watch for the petroglyphs inscribed in the exposed sea rocks by the early Hawaiian inhabitants).
Some days we packed our snorkel gear and walked five to ten minutes north to Kahalu'u State Beach Park (snorkel gear available there), whose waters thrive with brilliant tropical fish, sea turtles, and other fascinating sea life, or we just hung out by the Surf and Racquet Club pool just two minutes from the condo door. We will be back.