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Great Reviews! Beautiful Ocean & Beachfront - A True Gem in Paradise!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths Oceanfront Paradise, Sleeps 4, Children Welcome, No Pets!

Hawaii Tax ID: W57502235-01

*INSTANT BOOK is AVAILABLE on reservations made more than 10 days in advance. For immediate dates, please book AND call!*

Welcome to our vacation home at the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club (KKSRC) on the Kona/sunny-side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

We first visited Kona in 1999 and found the Surf & Racquet Club in 2003. We were hooked!

The oceanfront location is perfect! It's next to the ocean and a beach and less than ½ mile from Kahalu’u Beach Park and the Keauhou Shopping Center with it’s many stores and restaurants. (Kahalu'u Beach Park is also known as Turtle or Snorkel Beach.)

Kahalu’u Beach Park is our favorite snorkeling park in all of Hawaii. The fish and turtles are plentiful and there are bathrooms, parking, reasonably easy access in and out of this protected bay and visitors can rent beach or snorkel gear here, as well, if needed.

Our lovely townhouse has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Guests can choose to eat indoors at dining table or there's another table and chairs on our oceanfront lanai.

There are two TV's and wifi for indoor entertainment.

We also provide beach towels, cooler and there's usually a beach chair or two, an umbrella and a boogie board for guests to use.

The views when you enter this unit are breathtaking AND you get to enjoy those same views throughout the unit. The view from king/oceanfront bedroom upstairs is particularly stunning; you can watch and listen to the surf from the king bed and spot the yellow tang and turtles frolicking in the blue, aquamarine surf.

During the late spring and summer months you can even watch the sunsets from the bedroom – they’re straight out for your viewing pleasure.

Our décor is very simple and allows guests to easily move in and call the place their own. Most of the art work is from local artists and reflects the tropical beauty that is found throughout Hawaii. Travertine floors throughout keep feet clean and cool.

And, it’s easy to enjoy your own private back yard in this lovely end-unit with grass surrounding three sides. Also, there’s lush greenery between the yard and ocean so that children are protected by this natural barrier. Still, if you want to go down to the beach it’s a simple two minute walk to access path around neighboring building.

There are three sacred heiaus on our 15 + acre tropically landscaped property; several on and around beach and during low tide you can even find petroglyphs on the exposed rocks between tide pools. The property inland from beach and next to us is actually being transitioned into a cultural center park because of the richness of history in this area.

In the winter we enjoy additional sightings of the humpback whales and even witnessed an ever-so-rare-to-see birthing in March, 2015. Spinner dolphins can be seen along the coastline nearly every day and kayakers, tour boats and outrigger canoes paddle by pretty routinely.

And, whenever you feel more adventuresome it’s easy to get into the car and drive to hundreds of other lovely places on this big beautiful island. There’s world class beaches, boogie boarding and snorkeling, an active volcano, tropical rainforests, Kona coffee plantations, historic and sacred places and more. We’re still exploring this lovely place almost 20 years after our first visit.

The complex has a delightful swimming pool which is suitable for young and old alike. There’s 1-3 feet depths at shallow end of pool and then lengthwise it goes from 4 to 8 feet so you can easily get in some laps or just playfully float around.

If you like to play tennis then this is the place for you. Our recently resurfaced and lighted tennis courts are free for our guests and we even supply a few racquets. There’s a pro available if you want to schedule a lesson or two as well.

All in all – if you’re looking for a wonderful place in paradise – this is it!

***NON-SMOKERS ONLY, PLEASE***

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More Details

Owner
Sandy
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Sandy

I love to travel and I love Kona! I also enjoy working with people and helping them to explore and discover this magical big island and have the best visit possible. I feel strongly that if I can't do it right - I simply shouldn't do it. My lovely housekeeper/property manager, Jeri, feels the same way. We're a dynamite team!

Sandy purchased this townhome in 2008

Why Sandy chose Kona Coast

I fell in love with the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club in 2003, returning in 2005 and purchasing our first townhouse in 2006. I networked with the owner of this (2nd) unit for 2 years prior to experiencing the good fortune of having the opportunity to purchase it. It's a gorgeous and exceptional unit (much like our first). It's less than 30 feet to the surf, it's an end unit surrounded by grass, shrubs AND, best of all, it's got oceanfront views from EVERYWHERE in the unit except one bedroom and one bathroom. The view from the master bedroom is better than any other unit I've ever stayed in!! Also, parking is 20 feet from front door, there's a beach with turtles outside your back door and an ancient heiau on the beach!! An exceptional find anywhere and a delight to share with guests!

Multiple times each and every day I look out the window/s and thank my lucky stars for being so blessed. It's a wonderful place.

What makes this townhome unique

This is an end unit; it has a delightful grassy back yard that is really just yours when you're there - a beach that you can be walking on within two minutes OR a wonderful pool two minutes the other direction. The unit is furnished simply so you can make it your own when you're there - no do-dads, etc...but everything you need to enjoy a home away from home is at your fingertips. We love our home away from home and do everything we can to make sure YOU do, too. And, we've been exceptionally lucky to enjoy guests that visit repeatedly and guests that just appreciate our property and take good care of it in our stead. We'd love to share it with you so you can feel the magic of this wonderful place. Aloha!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Posted on Trip Advisor on June 26, 2014



This townhouse was perfect for our family of five (2 adults, 3 teenage children). We felt immediately at home in this clean, well furnished and well equipped condo. The unit is bright and cheery, flooded with natural light, ocean breezes and the sound of the surf. So much so that we felt more in touch with the Hawaiian environment than in any other place we stayed on our two week trip to the islands. It's almost like we were spending our time outdoors, but without the hassles of camping. Maybe this was enhanced by the fact that we watched sea turtles feeding and a monk seal sunbathing from the master bedroom window. Booking and accessing the condo couldn't have been easier - Sandy is a gracious host. My highest recommendations for this unit. It exceeded our expectations. Thanks Sandy!



Stayed June 2014, traveled with family - FIVE STARS!!

Value - Location - Sleep Quality - Cleanliness - Service
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Keauhou Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , And, sink of course. Blow Dryer in unit, too!
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , And, sink of course. Blow Dryer in unit, too!
  • All towels/linens provided including FOUR beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Oceanfront Bedroom - 1 king , A play-yard can be made available for wee ones.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in living room - extra charges apply
    Second Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Twins can be made into king ($20) - this room sleeps two.
  • King size, pillow top mattress in oceanfront bedroom. Garden bedroom has two twin beds which can be made into second king bed upon request. Special Request (extra fee may apply) - A play-yard, high-chair/seat, baby/toddler gate can be reserved and brought in - the fee for delivery/pickup to us is $30. - A sofa-bed is the living room is available if requested in advance; housekeeper must supply linens for this.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Great Reviews! Beautiful Ocean & Beachfront - A True Gem in Paradise!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 55 reviews
5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

OMG! When we arrived and opened the front door and saw the oceanfront view through the unit our jaws dropped and we knew we'd picked the perfect place! The pictures really do not do this unit justice and the ocean/beach front location really is amazing. We enjoyed our privacy on the lanai, the beach was just steps away and everything about this unit and complex was just beautiful. The pool was divine! Proximity to shopping, restaurants, AND snorkeling was fabulous, too. I was here with my mom and daughters - it's a perfect retreat for families or couples. Everything was just as described...we can't wait to come back! Thanks, Sandy!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tyler, TX
5

Awesome, beautiful, and....unforgettable!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to celebrate our 40th anniversary...11 nights...the sound of the ocean every night lulling us to sleep! Kitchen was wonderful to fix many of our own meals! Great home base to see the island... from the warm volcano to the peak of Mauna Kea for sunrise...and the fabulous beach at Kekaha Kai State Park, Makalawena Beach...well worth the 45 minute hike! You cannot go wrong to stay in Sandy's place! Thank you Sandy for sharing!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, June: Thank you VERY much for choosing to stay in our tropical paradise home! You were awesome guests and we'd be more than delighted to welcome you back anytime. I especially appreciated the email update during your stay so that I knew you were enjoying yourselves! I'm happy we were easily able to accommodate the later checkout, too. I know it's nice to NOT have to rush around in morning so you might even have time for a last swim or snorkel. With much mahalo and aloha, Sandy K.
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Oregon coast
5

Great property in all respects.

  • 5 of 5

Coming back same time next year- what better way in saying we had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, W & D: Thank you very much for sharing your experience and that you are returning. We love that you're happy and look forward to welcoming you both back each year with a bright, fresh, clean and tropical oceanfront oasis in Kona. Mahalo, Sandy K.
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5

Clean - organised condo. Super Pacific- sunset - terras. Dolphins/turtles on the spot!

  • 5 of 5

Friendly people - super clean - just perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Kevin: Thank you for your feedback. We enjoyed having you stay and are always happy to hear that guests notice and enjoy our efforts to provide a very clean, well-maintained oceanfront vacation home. We'd be delighted to welcome you back any time! Sandy K.
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4

Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

We spent 10 days here last June. The view is exactly as advertised. We came to celebrate my 40th birthday and if you have to turn 40, you should at least wake up to this view. :)

Everything we needed was provided and the property owner and manager were very responsive.

We enjoyed driving around the island and taking in all of its varied climates and scenery so the location was perfect for us. There is not much within walking distance if you are looking for that.

The only reason I gave the condo 4 stars was because it doesn't have AC. While we were there it was pretty hot in Kona and the winds were coming out of another direction so we weren't getting a breeze even with the windows open. It was difficult sleeping for the first several nights but luckily the winds changed and it was much more comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect condo in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We just completed our 12-day vacation at Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club unit 196 and cannot say enough positive things about the complex and the unit.

We chose Unit 196 because it was oceanfront and very close to the little "beach" cove for the complex. From our unit we could see tropical fish and turtles in the ocean, views of Big island and Maui (if it was really clear), and gorgeous sunsets. Our family loved having quick and easy access to the little cove for amazing tide pool explorations and wading for our younger kids. Reasonably good swimmers can also snorkel from the cove, which was mostly empty and therefore had incredible sea life. After walking around the complex we noted that many of the units do not have easy access to this cove, which makes this townhouse especially compelling. The unit itself was spacious, with a very well-stocked kitchen, linens, beach toys, and thoughtful touches like Kona coffee and Maui Cookies, upon arrival. Unlike many vacation condos, you don't have to buy every last item for your stay - Sandy and Jeri provide you with items such as trash bags, paper towels, cooking spices, oils, condiments, etc. We also greatly appreciated the large floor fans in the afternoon heat. The complex is large and well maintained, and we enjoyed the many BBQs, pool, tennis courts, volleyball court, and clubhouse. If you have very young kids, the pool has a large section that is 1-foot deep, perfect for toddlers. Jeri, the on-island property coordinator, is an amazing wealth of island information and extremely friendly and helpful.

Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is about a 3-minute drive (5-minute bike and 7-minute walk) to the best snorkeling cove in Kona. If you take the oceanfront road, it will take about 10 minutes to reach the hustle and bustle of "downtown" Kona. The shopping center is 1-block away with a grocery store, drug store, restaurants, post office, movie theater, coffee place, gas station, and the necessities you need absent an ABC store! About 7-minutes up the hill you will be in the cooler climate of coffee plantations. We appreciated being just outside the super touristy section but still central to the areas we wanted to visit.

Our family agreed that our next visit to the Big Island we will return to Unit 196. We cannot speak highly enough of Sandy (the owner) and Jeri (the on-island coordinator), both of whom were a pleasure to work with. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
KOA - Kona International Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Your Backyard or Kahalu'u Beach park
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Keauhou Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last Minute Anytime
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Ironman
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 17 2017
8 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
Whale Season
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 7 2018
10 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning & Guest Supply $190
Tax Rate 13.42%

CANCELLATION POLICY and INTERNATIONAL SURCHARGE FEES

Credit Card - International Surcharge Fees
International Travelers will have international tax/surcharge fees withheld from security deposit. For example: credit card processing for VRBO users in United States is 2.9%; international tax/surcharge fees are an additional 2% totaling 4.9%. Guests using international credit card will have 2% of total credit card amount charged with-held from refundable security deposit. No charge on domestic (US cards) regular 2.9%; charge on international tax fee only.


Cancellation Policy
Our formal cancellation policy is strict - there are NO refunds. Reservations cancelled 60 or more days prior to arrival can have deposit applied to another stay within one year of original arrival date. Cancellations less than 60 days have NO REFUND.


On an informal note, we understand that the unexpected can happen and would do our best to rebook any cancelled nights/days and try to offer a corresponding refund.

Guests agree to honor all details in RENTAL AGREEMENT upon payment for this rental.

Security Deposit Refunds are set to automatically refund within 7-14 days of check-out. Housekeeper will supply information of damage and corresponding receipts if and when necessary. We're lucky that this rarely occurs!

Cleaning & Guest Supply Fee - this covers departure out-cleaning & tax fee for housekeeper AND it also covers one time stocking for paper towels, toilet paper, soaps (laundry, dishwasher, dish, hand, bath), plastic wrap, garbage bags, baggies, glass cleaner, dryer sheets, etc. so that guests do not need to purchase these items independently.

Bed Configuration Change Fee - We are happy to request a bed re-configuration from twins to king in the second bedroom but this does require two people to do and incurs an extra fee one time fee ($30). Please ask if you have any questions...fee will be sent via 'Add Payment' on VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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