Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Diane and Alex Balberde
About Diane and Alex Balberde
We have always loved the Big Island as Alex was born and raised on the Hilo side of the island. We were fortunate being able to purchase our condo once being retired so we could spend as much time as possible in our "home away from home." We manage our condo so please call us with any questions you may have.
Diane and Alex Balberde purchased this Condo in 2000
Why Diane and Alex Balberde chose Keauhou
We know the island fairly well and have stayed in many resorts and Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is by far the very best.
What makes this Condo unique
Being ground floor just steps from the ocean with a magnificent view is unbeatable.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Close to grocery store and shops
Easy access being on first floor
Helpful having washer/dryer and boogie boards and umbrella to use
Appliances worked well
Outdoor seating area had comfortable furniture
Really outdated interior furniture (the twin beds and nightstand are literally disintegrating)
Old, cheap cooking pots and pans
Bugs (our first experience of opening the kitchen cabinets to retrieve a plate and there was a live cockroach scurrying around, then ants in the bathroom)
The unit next door was much more updated, with granite countertops and current decor, this one needs some TLC.
Our unit had a beautiful view of the ocean and lots of privacy onl the lanai. The owner was quick to respond when I text her. My only complaint was that it did not have air-conditioning, which was kind of tough to sleep at night because it was very hot when we were there. Otherwise the unit was great!
This property was amazing. It's perfect for just about anyone. It was really clean and had everything we needed. I really loved the Lanai and the privacy of the condo. The views from the living room and the master bedroom were incredible, especially at sunset! It was very spacious and comfortable. The location was also ideal for us, easy quick drive into Kona or drive south to Volcano.
The best views and location in the complex!
Perfect Stay...Perfect Location
We were here for the Ironman World Championship and this Condo gave us a genuine Hawaiian vacation feel instead of just a place to stay for the race. This Condo is an end unit and I think we had one of the best locations of all the units. The end unit has a larger lanai than the others and location was mostly secluded from others. We had a front row seat of the Ocean and the sunsets were absolutely amazing! The owners provided great information about the Condo and local area prior to our arrival and they were very responsive to any questions and issues during our stay. We definitely recommend this Condo and will stay here again when we return!
This ground floor condo is top drawer!
I don't think there is a better spot on the entire Kona coast! This condo has it all! We absolutely loved the wrap around lanai affording fantastic views. We also enjoyed the little adjacent grassy area which is perfect for bird watching! The condo itself is so clean and comfortable. The beautifully furnished Hawaiian decor made us feel like we were really living the island dream!
If you enjoy cooking or entertaining, you're in luck! This kitchen has everything you need and then some, including a view of the water while you are preparing your meal!
The bedroom is airy, and the bed is very comfortable. We slept like babies as the only sound you hear is the gentle surf outside our door. (No traffic noise from busy Ali'i Drive!)
Be sure to check out all the beach stuff in the back bedroom closet. Time to tear yourself away form the lanai and hit the water! Just down the road is Keauhou Bay. We booked a snorkeling expedition to Honaunau and Kealakekua Bay that departs from Keauhou Bay. It was the Deluxe Morning Adventure on a zodiac through Sea Quest. I give it a solid 10! Practice your snorkeling skills first, though, at Kahalu'u Beach Park only a half mile away!
Finally, our host, Diane, was so accommodating and helpful. She made us feel at home even before we arrived!
There was only one problem....we didn't ever want to leave!
Mahalo, Diane, we'll be back!
Kim and Walt