Keauhou Kona Surf And Racquet Club Resort
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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.
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... considered to be British soil, we were told to not go on this little spit of land. Down the ladder into an amazing area covered with a beautiful coral reef, we saw LOTS of fish. We were in the water about an hour and didn't want to get out. Luke had purchased a waterproof case for his Ipod and was able to take some great shots under the sea. It was my personal best swimming with George and Luke through this great site. We ...
... pics (Lochie lost a flipper in the excitement) and I got a pic of one hanging out on a rock (I like to think he went up there especially so I could see him). Sadly my photos of Mr Turtle are on my actual camera, so I don't have any to upload to the blog right now. I'm not sure if it was an altitude thing, but I started to feel a bit fluey, so we went back to the resort and I had a nap while the boys had a few Happy Hour drinks in the pool ...
Today we woke up to an overcast day. When we opened the patio door, the waves were as loud as at night - usually in the morning the waves were not as high as today. But I still saw para gliders in the sky, just not the sun which was behind the clouds. It was as warm though.
We set out for the "Refuge" towards the north, which is a national park called Pu'uhonua o Honaunau - don't ask me to pronounce it :-) The Hawaiian native language is full ...
... around it in about half a day. The roads are pretty good and well maintained but can be a bit bendy in places. There are a few farms on the island growing coffee (apparently Kona Coffee is quite famous) and running a few cows, nothing on a very big scale of course but that doesn't stop the locals from driving massive utes and 4x4s some are even made higher by jacked up suspension.
After Kealakekua Bay we continued south and started passing ...
... as we head south ( roughly the same area we drove the day before). Along the way we see black sand beaches, massive cliffs formed by lava flows many years ago and just how barren the western part of the island is.
We get close to Kilauea , but not over the top due to restrictions and smoke activity in the area. We still managed to see glowing lava , moving ( slowly) down the hill and burning trees around it.
Sometimes the chopper can get a ...