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Hidden Paradise Found with Spectacular Views and Great Rates!

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Celebrate the best in indoor/outdoor living in this spacious and well-kept ground floor unit in Keauhou Akahi! Conveniently situated on south Ali’i drive, the condo is 1/3 mile from Keauhou bay and less than one mile from the Keauhou Shopping center. Unlike northern Kona, Keauhou is very lush and green - it is where the Hawaiian Royalty, the Ali’i, once spent their leisure time! This sought-after location is perfect for golfers, cyclists, fishermen, water sports-enthusiasts and adventure seekers, as well as those desiring some well-deserved R&R. The Kona coast is the drier part of the island - less rain = more fun for you!

Being a ground level unit, the natural breeze keeps the condo cool and comfortable year round. A fully equipped kitchen will allow you to take advantage of the island’s fresh produce and fish while viewing the sunset. Extra linens and beach towels are available at your convenience.

The covered lanai has a gas BBQ, ample outdoor seating, and a retractable sun shade, with splendid ocean views. One advantage of this unit is the private garden - where you will find beautiful flowers and herbs growing, birds enjoying the birdbath and geckoes climbing the drainpipes. The grounds are very well kept with mature landscaping, reminiscent of a botanical garden. Across the driveway, the saline pool is picturesquely situated on the Kona Country Club. Watch golfers tee off at the 9th hole you soak up the sun poolside. Rinse off from the ocean or beach in the open-air hot/cold shower adjacent to the pool.

In this location, a car isn’t a necessity; but if you do, there is secure and shady parking nearby the unit. Both the Hele-On bus and the Keahou Resort open-air trolley stop close by on Ali’i Drive. Many local beaches and attractions are accessible via public transit. The Keahou shopping center has everything you will need - grocery and drug stores, farmer’s market, cinema, post office and restaurants.

Indulge your senses in local finds from the twice weekly farmer’s markets, each in walking distance. Go taste freshly roasted Kona coffee at a local plantation. Snorkel in crystal-clear Kahalu'u bay. Watch dolphins from an outrigger canoe. Visit the historical City of Refuge. Cycle on the same roads as the Ironman. Explore the ocean on a stand up paddle board. Fish for tuna. Visit the vivacious live volcano. Swim with manta rays. Be awakened by soft bird song. Experience the magnificent Hawaiian sunset. This is YOUR paradise!

Let this condo be the home base in Hawaii - this is where your Big Island adventures begin! Contact us today for special summer rates!

More Details

Diane Neubert
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Diane Neubert

We retired, bought this condo and started having the best times of our lives! I never thought I would be racing outrigger canoes at my age, but wow what fun it has been! We spent the first 4 months or so here without a car and the location is so perfect for walking or biking to whatever you need. We have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren in CA so we go back and forth and open up the condo to others when we're not here. Life is Good!

Diane Neubert purchased this condo in 2005

Why Diane Neubert chose Kailua-Kona

We chose this complex because of the beautiful peaceful grounds, friendly neighbors and we had already fallen in love with Keauhou Bay and were so excited to find a place so close to it. We love having the grocery store so close and a post office, movie theater and pharmacy within walking distance. We like the fact that there are only 48 units here and that it has a secluded off the beaten path feel to it.

What makes this condo unique

My favorite benefit is to walk to the ocean and enjoy it's beauty. I've fallen in love with outrigger canoe paddling and get on the water almost every day without getting in a car. My grandchildren absolutely love the pool here. Keauhou Akahi has a wonderful feeling to it-it feels like a little hometown.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Nice tile work, bright and clean. Excellent ventilation.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Floor to ceiling window, fresh tile work.
  • 2 spacious bathrooms, each with showers, and lots of storage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 queen in bedroom, 1 queen murphy bed, 1 queen hide a bed.
  • Very comfortable queen size bed in bedroom, with good ventilation and privacy blinds. Living area features a queen size Murphy bed and a queen hide-a-bed, with a full sized privacy screen in between. 3 single bed size futons for floor available. Four adults are very comfortable and adding 2 kids on the hide-a-bed works. (Most adults don't like sleeping on hide-a-beds)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Very well-kept condo. Beautiful downstairs end unit with extra louvered windows to brighten rooms and catch the Hawaiian breezes. No stairs means easy access! Close shady parking. Garden/grass area off lanai with privacy hedge, bird bath and fresh herbs for cooking. Ceiling fans in almost every room. 2 clean, bright and airy bathrooms featuring upscale tile work. Privacy/sun shade on lanai and gas BBQ. Wonderful dining outside, perfect for watching the sunset. Full kitchen w/cuisinart blender/food processor, electric griddle, bread maker, toaster, coffeemaker, electric tea pot. 3 single bed, child-sized futons available. Perfect for couples' or family retreat. Well-maintained pool has new decking and comfortable seating. Saline system is easy on eyes, skin, hair and suits - Kids adore it! Boogie Boards, ice chests and beach gear are included. Beautifully landscaped peaceful, lots of birds and flowers.


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Hidden Paradise Found with Spectacular Views and Great Rates!
average rating of 4.5172415 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful condo

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great week at this condo. It is a main level condo with a beauitful privet garden outside the patio doors that makes for a wounderful place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or sit and watch the sunset in the evening. The condo is very clean with everything you need to enjoy your stay. I look foreward to returning to the Big island and would stay in this condo again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Five-Star Condo at Great Value

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful condo, very Hawaiian Style and so close to the ocean. We had a wonderful time. The condo was a delightful oasis during our stay in Hawaii. The master bedroom was decorated in bamboo and palm trees with a full master bath. It was such a lovely layout and so tastefully arranged. The fully functioning kitchen, spacious living room, quaint dining room, and lovely front porch provided ample space for our every need while on vacation. We spent many lovely mornings sitting out on the deck enjoying the beautiful view. The cabinet on the porch was well stocked with snorkel gear, beach towels and chairs, cooler options, and really everything we needed for going to the ocean plus additional supplies for the condo. There was a small private lawn, table and chairs, and a grill as well. The additional pullout bed, futons, and murphy bed made it easy to have extra guests. Really this condo had everything and was convenient and lovely. We highly recommend staying and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm so happy that you were so pleased with your stay at our home. Aloha, Diane
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Very nice and easy to find.

  • 4 of 5

Close to things to do and see, stores, and main roads.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you gave the condo a high rating. Please keep us in mind for a future stay; we would love to have you again. Aloha, Diane
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Reasonable & Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Clean & spacy condo for small family. But this condo is 1 st floor, so small fry & insect invade.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Masato, Thank you so much for the 4 star review, you must've had a wonderful time. We hope to have you again and don't hesitate to contact us directly as we have staff on property available for any issue.
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Convenient and clean, but furniture was musty and the lights in spare bedroom didn't work.

  • 3 of 5

The location was great, the beds were comfortable, and the kitchen was well stocked. The down side was how dark it was inside. The battery operated lights in Murphy bedroom were dead.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kris, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the location and found the beds to be comfortable and that the kitchen was well stocked for your needs. I will work on the issues you mentioned. Please keep us in mind for a future stay. Aloha, Diane
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Great location, spacious, complete, but...

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for a week in July, after 2 weeks on other Hawaiian locations. The location of this condo is perfect to visit the west coast of Big Island. You can snorkel in Keauhou bay, a 5 minutes walk. Some good beaches are 10 minutes by car and the top beaches of Big Islands are only 15-30 minutes away.

There's a nice pool and the (ocean)view from outside the pool is beautiful. Sitting in the small yet private garden you cannot see over the plants.

The condo is spacious enough for 4 adults, but the murphy bed is pretty hard.

The condo was well stocked but could use some updating as far as the kitchen is concerned. Appliances are more than fine but the cabinets and drawers need attention.

Upon arrival we had a bug problem. Diane immediately took action and next morning someone came to help out! However, later that week it reoccurred. We've stayed in 2 other houses on Hawaii the 2 weeks before this stay, no bug related issues there. The condo could do with a thorough clean-up and better fitting of screens. Everything in the condo feels a bit sticky and the not-directly visible places aren’t clean.

The master bedroom is comfortable, the mattress is for us a bit on the hard side. We agree with another review that sleeping can be a problem as it’s very noisy because of very early heavy traffic going up and down steep hills on the directly surrounding 2 roads, as it’s located close to the crossing with the bay/Sheraton access road, combined with always open windows, 3 in the master bedroom, for lack of airconditioning.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you were pleased with the close location to some of the best beaches. We bought the condo in 2005 and spend the entire winter in it every year ourselves and have so enjoyed the location. I appreciate the fact that you mentioned the pool and the view and the little garden area and that you enjoyed them. I will look into making the improvements that you have suggested. Aloha, Diane
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Keahole (Kailua-Kona) KOA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Golf
On golf course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Keauhou Bay
Car: not necessary

5 minute walk to Keauhou Bay where there is every activity you can imagine including the Hawaiian State Sport of outrigger canoe paddling. Keauhou Canoe Club welcomes guests to experience outrigger canoe paddling. You can swim, snorkel, kayak, stand up paddle and fish. At Keauhou Bay you can take a snorkel cruise to Kealakekua Bay and the Captain Cook Monument, go night diving w/manta rays, scuba dive or go deep sea fishing, all without getting in a car! Golf next door at the Kona Country Club. Walk to Keauhou Shopping Center with a major grocery store, Farmer's Market, pharmacy, cinema, many restaurants, post office, and cute shops to explore. Just a 5 minute drive away is the famous snorkel spot of Kahalu'u and Magic Sands Beach. Kona Country Club Vista restaurant is next to the complex. Keauhou Sheraton Resort w/restaurants and spa is a 3 minute walk. 6 miles to downtown Kona, 20 minutes to airport. The Big Island is waiting for YOU! You can have a fantastic vacation here without a car, just walk and use the shuttle.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Hawaii tax ID # W85945828-01.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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