Left on 08/16/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | A TripAdvisor Member
Every one of our 21 days at Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club, Condo 5-203, either my husband, 19 year old or 21 year old son, or myself, would comment on how perfect the condo and the property was and how we did not see anything that came close to this in Kona. We have stayed all over the world, and have not found a place that provided not only for our needs, comfort and beyond. We stumbled on the Surf and Racquet Club a year prior after the immediate disappointment with our 4 star hotel and stayed up all night trying to find another accommodation. The following year, I spent days online trying to find a condo within this property for the three weeks we would be at Kona for my niece's wedding.
Condo 5-203 was much improved over what seemed almost perfection of the condo last year. We loved having the second bedroom facing the golf course rather than the parking lot, and loved the same ocean front view from the master bedroom and living room. We preferred Building 5 as it is the farthest from the entrance and most private. The unit has updated furniture and decor and very comfortable. We spent hours out on the large lanai and enjoyed the shade and ocean breeze. It is rare to find a house or condo with air conditioning, but having a ceiling fan in very room, including the bathrooms, made it tolerable, especially the nights with the ocean and golf course breezes.
We prepared many a meals for family and friends and were delighted to have such a well equipped kitchen. The owner and property manager were easy to reach when questions arose. When we were threatened with two hurricanes, the management gave us detailed instructions on how to carry on.
The property grounds are exquisitely designed with stunning tropical plants, and constant upkeep. The location could not be better, close to a basic shopping centre, though I did most of my main shopping at Costco which was about a 20 minute drive. Every day I would exclaim at the incredibly beautiful scenic drive off the highway to the condo. My sons and husband are serious cyclists and enjoyed the routes from the condo, albeit the difficulty with the hills. I prefer walking/running and never tired of the ocean view route. We barbecued most evenings. We felt especially safe with it being a gated community.
We will return and stay hopefully at this exact condo next time we are in Kona visiting our family, and will likely book a second condo for my parents.
There is not another spot on earth more wonderful.
Left on 04/18/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | Travellers
Fantastic, oceanfront location. Well equipped condo with lanai on the ocean. Pool and grounds in great condition. Easy walk to snorkelling beach and grocery store. All around favourite travel spot.
Michael and Avis
Wow, wowie, wow, wow
Left on 03/05/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Michael and Avis
Great place in all respects. The ocean is right outside the window and the whales just offshore. The waves were spectacular and the place was perfect for us. Elizabeth was a great owner and very helpful. We would come back in a minute. If fact I'm going to call her now and set up for next year. Michael
Top Notch accomodations
Left on 01/15/2014 for a stay in October 2013 | Joanne
The condo was very nice-clean, well appointed and had everything we needed. The location and view are amazing! We will be back!
Perfect Family Condo
Left on 12/05/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Jenn
Booked several units at this location and it was perfect for a family reunion. Sunsets, location and ability to cook made for a successful event.
Left on 09/04/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | rita
We loved the location of our condo unit which was away from the busier area of alii Drive and one minute from the Best snorkeling beach on this part of the island. Also one minute to the nearest shopping area for supplies. The unit itself was very comfortable and homey feeling with a wonderful breeze that blew through the whole unit. Everything we could have needed was there including beach chairs and boogie boards and the beds were very comfortable. The most magical part of the day was dinner on the lanai watching the sun set - or drop actually- into the ocean. We even saw dolphins playing in the water the first morning of our arrival. We would definitely recommend this unit. Elizabeth, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with as was allen the unit manager. Look no further if you want to experience the peace and tranquility of paradise in a lovely comfortable surrounding.
Left on 06/20/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Anna
My husband and I and our 12 year son stayed here in June 2013. We loved the condo! It was large, well kept and had the best view. We had a few meals on the lanai, and think it was better than any fancy restaurant. We loved that there were beach chairs and boogie boards for our use, and used them a lot. The bed was so comfortable! And hearing the waves at night was wonderful. There are geckos all over the grounds outside, and our son enjoyed trying to find them all. We used the pool a few times and walked down to the small beach. We explored the tide pools and even saw some turtles very close to shore! Thank you for the use of this wonderful condo, we would stay here again and would recommend it to anyone!
SF Bay Area
Can't seem to stay long enough
Left on 06/17/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Happiness Found
This was our second time to stay at Kksrc within 2 years and although we loved our ground floor unit last time, we loved our 2nd floor unit even more! This unit is so close to the water it makes you feel like you are on a boat when you are sitting in the living room or on the lanai. We spent hours just staring at the ocean and the binoculars were a plus for spotting mantarays and dolphins! There was even a whale sighting on one of the nights we were out! The unit was very clean and had all the right amenities and was very organized. Check-in was simple like last time and we needed no assistance. We love the tennis courts and the morning walks along the golf course. Our favorite snorkeling spot just minutes away. Sadly, we didn't see the boogie boards in the 2nd bedroom closet until we were checking out, but would have used them at Magic Sands had we known. The bed was comfortable, the sheets are soft. The couches are super comfortable and large (unlike some of those smaller wicker types). The master bedroom has this tiny little TV, but we didn't really spend much time watching TV anyway. The living room tv is large and modern, and we watched a few Redbox dvds which we rented at CVS up the street. It would have been nice to have a few Hawaiian toiletries in the bathrooms, kind of like a hotel. One or two packets of soap for the laundry would have also been a bonus. Overall, extremely satisfied and will definitely recommend this in the future.
Left on 06/12/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Drold
Condo 5-203 is well maintained and beautiful. Additionally, many items we thought we might have to buy, such as beach towels, insulated pack for cold beverages and beach chairs, were all provided. There were extra bath towels too. We would return if visiting Hawaii again.
We were there on a girls trip - mom, daughter, sister (aunt). The condo fit all of our needs. The only thing lacking was a couple of tennis racquets. The manager offered to find us some- if only we had time to play, with everything else there was to do and see.
So relaxing and a super view
Left on 05/18/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Angie
The condo was in a great location and the view of the ocean and the sounds of the waves were super wonderful. I went to really relax from stress and it was the perfect place to do that. The condo was very clean, floor plan was superior and had everything you could need for a wonderful vacation
Left on 03/27/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | home
The condo was lovely with several small touches that were a real pleasure such as a welcome basket of local produce. The location was directly on the water with surf breaking in spectacular bursts. The unit was clean, nicely furnished and in good condition. The only problem was the dishwasher was broken. Was not a big deal.
Spacious and comfortable
Left on 03/26/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Chico Clan
This is our favorite place to stay yet! We had plenty of room for the four of us--with two bathrooms and the spacious layout it was a perfect home away from home.
The condo is very clean and nicely appointed; the washer and dryer are a really nice convenience, too. The view is beautiful and the ocean is literally outside the window--the surf can be pretty loud crashing against the lava shore below, so light sleepers may want earplugs! The resort has lush tropical landscaping and is clean, quiet and feels safe. Great place to stay if you want to relax!
Home in Paradise
Left on 03/13/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Dan
We really appreciated the fresh fruit and coffere basket the owners left for us in the condo. The only regret is that we didn't get to meet them at the farmers market as we arrived Sat. afternoon. The unit was beautiful as well as the view.
It would have been nice to have a pizza pan in the oven. Not sure if the oven temp Is functioning correctly, but we figured it out.
Ran out of garbage bags and did not know who to call. We did call Tony, but he did not call back.
Other than that, the condo felt like home and we we're very comfortable there all week. Thank you.
Left on 02/20/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Canyon Dave
Best: location, close to golf course and beach, clean, well decorated and recently updated condo, well stocked kitchen.
Least: small tv without hi def and DVR
Beautiful Condo on the Ocean
Left on 01/06/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Shelley
Great spacious condo with perfect views of the ocean. Very clean, beautiful decor and can see the ocean from the kitchen, dining, living and bedrooms. Even saw dolphins out front of our unit. Loved the welcoming basket of fruits, coffee and jams. The owner is always available to assist 24/7. The lanai was so large and spanned from the living room to our bedroom. Our son loved that his bedroom overlooked the golf course. Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Highly recommend this place to anyone who wishes to be on the ocean.
Wonderful place... will definitely come back here!
Left on 12/08/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Teacher53
We had a really awesome time in Kona and our stay at the Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club condo was very nice. We couldn't have asked for more. Spacious...spectacular views up the coast to Kona. Close, but not too close or too far. Very quiet. Nice and clean. It was sooo nice to have a laundry in our condo. We will definitely try to make it back here again! Thank you!
Our own piece of paradise
Left on 08/31/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Lovehawaii
We loved our two weeks here. Would recommend it to everyone. A great view, a comfortable lodgings, a quiet location, and a very helpful owner - what more do you need? The complex was quiet, clean, and beautiful. Oh, how I would love to live here!
Relaxing stay at the KKS&R; condo #5-203
Left on 04/30/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Todd
Condo is in a great location. Very spacious, with a large lanai over looking the ocean. The kitchen comes well equiped, and on property there are also several gas BBQ grills to use as well. The condo owners also had boogie boards, beach towels, chairs, and even a beach umbrella. Condo owners communicated timely, and effectively. Would definitely recommend to friends and other family members.
Wonderful Condo on the Kona Coast
Left on 04/30/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Bob Lieber
Wow! What a wonderful place. The lanai alone is worth the price of the rental! A very nicely appointed two bedroom which just feels like home the moment you walk in. The condo was immaculate with a well-equipped in a very nice resort very convenient to everything in the Kona area. Fall asleep with the sound of the waves, just incredible. Also worth noting is that the owner was a joy to work with and really committed to our feeling comfortable. We are already saving for our next visit. Maholo!
Beautiful condo in paradise
Left on 03/11/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Scuba Dog
Aloha, we really enjoyed our week in this condo. The owner provided excellent service. It was easy to make a reservation, and clear instructions and directions were emailed to us. And, there was a lovely gift basket on the counter for us when we arrived.
We thought that the condo was much nicer than it showed in the photos. This is a beautiful, spacious condo in a great location right on the ocean. The Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club is a quiet and well-maintained complex.
This was not our first trip to Kona but it was the first time that we stayed at the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club, and we plan to stay here again on our next trip to Kona.
Left on 03/07/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Verena
We had a great stay in this wonderful condo. It is very well equiped
and it was very clean.The view from the lanai and even from the bedroom is breathtaking. We saw a whale jumping out of the water right in front of the lanai.And one morning even a large group of dolphins passed by.The grounds are very well maintained. We sure would like to come back.
Liberty Lake, WA
Ocean Front Really Means Ocean Front
Left on 02/22/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Washington Duffer
We rented this condo after visiting a friend who rented in the same building. Previously we had stayed at the Kanaloa in ocean front units. We were not disappointed. Much of the unit has been renovated and the furniture and decorating was very tasteful. We loved the fact that the owner had provided all the necessary beach accessories. The kitchen was much better equipped than other resort condos we've rented.
While we were there the surf was so high they boarded up the lanaiis on the first floor for 2 days. You definitely want to be on the second or third floor for the view and to avoid being in a "box."
Elegantly appointed, clean, A-1 location
Left on 01/01/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | C&V
First class service, professional, courteous and friendly. The condo was well equiped, clean, comfortable. The location was awesome, close to shopping, snorkelling and tennis. The susnsets and the views are un-paralleled.
Lynn and Jack
Left on 12/22/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Lynn and Jack
This is the perfect condo! Having been members of RCI for years, this is by far the best condo we have rented. The pictures don't even do it justice! The rooms are large, bright, and comfortable. The lanai is. wonderful (and larger than it looks in the photos) and the kitchen includes every kind of utensil, small appliance, and serving and dishware you could want. There were 4 of us and the condo is set up perfectly for that number. The second bedroom looks over a beautiful golf course (not a parking lot like other buildings in the resort) and the master and living room/dining room and kitchen overlook the ocean. The master bedroom and living room are separated by sliding screens so that during the day, there is an ocean view the full width of the condo. Perfect all around. And Elizabeth is wonderful to work with. We will be back!
John & Mae
San Mateo, CA
We just had the Perfect Vacation!
Left on 11/26/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | John & Mae
Unit 5-203 was fantastic. The view from the lanai is fabulous; the ocean seeming to be a few feet away. It really is only 100 feet or so away. The soft sounds of the waves are very restful. All the appointments are quite good. This was our 4th vacation to Hawaii, however, the first time on the "Big Island.” We have really fallen for the Kona area and further, couldn't ask for a better resort than The Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club. Our Condo was complete with everything necessary to make a vacation stay great. And the owner, Elizabeth , was so very accommodating and informative before our arrival. Every detail from the Kona airport to entry of the unit's front door of the unit was perfectly described.
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