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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful 2 bed/2 bath Ocean View Unit. Close to ocean & beach.

Our family has vacationed in Kona for over 35 years. Every year we make sure we stay at the Keauhou Punahele Condos. Kailua-Kona and the Keauhou area have truly become our second home. We purchased this unit after staying in it ourselves because it is a first class unit, and the location is optimal with a great view and soft ocean breeze. We are happy to share this Hawaiian experience with you.

The Keauhou Punahele condos are well-maintained and are constructed of concrete, allowing for a quiet environment. The whole complex is fairly small, so there are not a lot of crowds, traffic, or noise. It has been our experience that visitors that stay here like to return because it has a small family atmosphere. There are many repeat visitors, owners, and long term vacationers.

This location is ideal. They are the last condos along Alii drive, surrounded by The Kona Country Club Golf Course, and the Keauhou Pier which is the launching point of many wonderful excursions. You will see turtles swimming in this bay as well as kayakers and stand up paddle boarders (boards & kayaks are available to rent for a small fee). Because they are the last units, you won’t get much car traffic, and there are great places to walk, bike, or jog in both directions. Although these units are not on the water, a very short walk takes you to the sea side to watch beautiful sunsets. They are also just a short walk to the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa where you will watch manta rays feeding at night, while dining and listening to live music at the ocean side Rays on the Bay restaurant.

This 1200 sq ft. unit has a prime location in the center of the complex. Parking is never a problem as your private spot is at your door and is free to you. The view from this unit is ideal. It overlooks the pool without the noise. This unit faces the Pacific Ocean, creating a stunning backdrop to lush palms and crystal pool. One of our favorite attributes is the tree that is located right outside the master bedroom lanai. We get to see and hear the birds chirping, as well as various geckos climbing around. This unit has been meticulously kept up over the years and will truly feel like your home away from home as it did for us.

The master bedroom has a comfortable queen-sized bed with access to the lanai, and ocean views. This allows for a great breeze during the day or night. The master bath is beautiful after a recent remodel with tile counter tops, a block shower stall, and a walk-in closet.

The second bedroom has two single beds, a dresser to store clothes, and a large closet. The second bath has a recently remodeled vanity, along with a full shower, and brand new full sized washer and dryer and all laundry/cleaning necessities.

Enjoy a spacious living area with cozy, contemporary couches, and a large high-definition flat screen TV in living room and the master bedroom with cable, and free wifi for internet needs. The living area opens up to the lanai adding to the enjoyment of your morning Kona coffee or evening Mai Tai while enjoying the evening breeze, chirping birds, and the striking sunsets. The long Lanai has lounge chairs, a new bistro style table to relax at, and a barbecue for grilling your favorite local fish or meat. This complex is one of few places in the area that allows grilling on your own lanai.

The remodeled kitchen includes new cabinets, granite counter tops and tile flooring. Brand new stainless steel appliances, sink and faucet were recently installed on July of 2014. It has all the amenities one needs. There is also a bar area with two teak bar stools facing the lanai to be able to enjoy your morning coffee inside with the same amazing views. All areas of this condo have ceiling fans to keep you cool.

Just a few steps away from this unit, enjoy the quiet gated swimming pool and Jacuzzi area, which also has a “log house” for your shaded needs as well as day and evening social gatherings. Bathrooms and shower are available at the pool as well.

Keauhou Punahele (Keauhou area) is nicely located away from the hustle and bustle of town, but close enough to walk to the Keauhou Shopping Center which has restaurants, Keauhou Cinemas, KTA grocery store (ATM inside), Long’s Drugs, US Post Office, and an Urgent Care medical facility to name a few. There is also a tennis complex next door with numerous rental courts and equipment.

There are many excursions to choose from in Kona such as Para-sailing in the Kailua-Kona Pier, visiting Volcanoes National Park, Helicopter rides around craters and lava flows, snorkeling at the near-by Kahaluu beach to see a large variety of fish and turtles, or joining our favorite Fair Wind snorkeling excursion to the famous Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua bay. Take the day to drive around the island, visit Parker Ranch to ride horses, or drive to Hilo. The big Island is the best place to find a wide variety of activities for the curious adventurer or tourist, or to just lay back and relax without the hustle and bustle of a busy city. There is so much to do and see on this island, we encourage any visitor to search the web for ideas, discounts and scheduling.

More Details

Brenda Avery
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About Brenda Avery

We both work for the Anchorage School District in Anchorage, Alaska. We love vacationing in Kona and have been bringing our kids back to this complex since they were 3 months old. It's like a second home for our family. We love the the ocean, beaches, and warmth from the Kona community. We recently (July 2013) spent 3 weeks in the condo renovating, painting, stocking new items and appliances, and generally making our condo an even nicer place to stay.

Brenda Avery purchased this condo in 2013

Why Brenda Avery chose Kailua-Kona

Alaska has long, dark winters so we have been escaping to Kona for over 40 years. We have tried all the other islands and Kona has become the place we return to. We stay at the Keauhou Punahele complex every year for many reasons. It's a smaller complex, it's located near the Keauhou Shopping Center where one can walk to, and it's the last complex on Alii Dr. so it has a very quiet location. The area is very accessible to the highways, golf courses, ocean, and many local attractions.

What makes this condo unique

It's within walking distance to the Sheraton Hotel (Manta Ray viewing and many other activities), a short walk across the golf course to sit by the ocean's edge to watch the Hawaiian sunsets, it is right on the Kona Country Club Golf 36 hole Golf Course, near the Keauhou Pier where many excursions take off, and within walking distance to the Keauhou Shopping Center for many of your immediate needs.


Akaka Falls State Park
"Great for finding good waves for boogie boarding and a large sandy beach! One of our favori..."
Mauna Kea Beach
"This is our families number one favorite beach. You need to leave early enough to get to th..."
Kealakekua Bay Historical Park
"Great close place for snorkeling. Good place for small children and people who are not too ..."
Kahaluu Beach Park
"Great close place for snorkeling. Good place for small children and people who are not too ..."
Laaloa Beach Park
"A great place that is close to condo - about two to three miles down Alii road. Great boogi..."
Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor
"This is our number one favorite spot close to our condo. It's near the boat harbor and befo..."
Kona Country Club
"The best golfing in town! This is the golf course our condo is on. The ocean course is bei..."
St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church
"We are bikers and LOVE to bike the roads to this beautiful church. Driving works too. It's..."
Kailua Pier
"Everything is happening here! If you like to swim - this is the place to go for an ocean sw..."
Anaeho'omalu Bay
"We love to go to this beach as it is near the Kings shops and Queens shops. Make a beach/sh..."
Kona Inn Restaurant
"Our favorite place to eat on the water!"
Fair Wind Cruises
"The best excursion to go snorkeling and have a boat ride. Fun atmosphere, great grilled bur..."
South Point
"If you have the time - great place to visit. Most southern point of the US?"
Kona Town Tavern -- CLOSED
"Great pizza and great beer!!"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sam Choys
Nearest Golf
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sam Choys
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Keauhou Bay
Car: recommended

Near the Keauhou shopping center, Keauhou bay, and Kona Country Club Golf Course (closed for renovations until summer of 2014). A 90 mile drive takes you to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master bath has large shower.
    Spare Bathroom - toilet , shower , Full size washer and dryer in second bath area.
  • Master bath has been recently remodeled with tile counter tops and block glass around shower. It also has new towel bars, faucet and vanity lights. Second bath has been remodeled with new granite and sink/faucet. New quiet washer & dryer installed summer of 2014.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Walk in closet in master bedroom
    Spare Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom opens up to master bath and walk-in closet. Closet contains items such ironing board, iron, beach chairs, umbrella, boogie board, and various sized fins for snorkeling. Second bedroom is full sized with two twin beds and closet. Closet contains twin size fold up mattress for additional guest if needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This complex is the last complex located off of Alii Dr. so it is very quiet with little car traffic noise. Walking, running and biking are great from this area. It's close to the golf course, and access to the ocean and excursions at the Keauhou Pier. Wild goats can often be seen and heard across the street in the large lava field. The location is optimal for just about everything.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

One of our favorite properties

  • 5 of 5

Why a favorite you may ask - from our lanai we could watch the sunset while we ate our dinner, cooked on the handy grill. From this address we walked nearly every morning through the beautiful properties of Holua Loa and the Sheraton Kona, right on the water. From there we would continue on to Keahou Bay to watch the Fairwinds take off for a morning of snorkeling at Captain Cook. Often we would continue walking to the Kanaloa where we would get out past the pool to the lava path and watch the ocean in action. We were a two minute drive from Kahaluu where we could snorkel or we could head south to snorkel at Two Step near the Place of Refuge. We could take the boogie boards, chairs, umbrellas, coolers, etc. to Hapuna Beach for the day and then return to a well-stocked condo with lovely appointments and a cozy bed. We were close to Keauhou Shopping Center , which was one mile away, with a grocery store, restaurants, a drug store, a movie theater, shops... The pool here is kept immaculately and the neighbors who live here are so welcoming. What's not to love? Mahalo Brenda and Dave for sharing your lovely condo with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judy! We completely agree as we love it just as much. So glad to share this wonderful piece of paradise with you and your husband. Many thanks!
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Rockwall, TX USA

Outstanding Condo

  • 5 of 5

We found the property to be clean, organized, and overall in excellent condition.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My cousin and I stayed at this lovely condo for a week in January 2017. A nice, quiet condo with a view overlooking a pool and straight into the ocean sunsets. The location at the end of the busy Kona area was perfect. It was close to the ocean, walking distance, and about a 15 minute drive to some of the best snorkeling. This place had everything you would ever want. A nice fully stocked kitchen, BBQ grill, 2 bedrooms/baths, washer/dryer, etc. The owner was flexible with us on the arrival/departure times. We hope to go back sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eau Claire, WI, USA

Quiet and Accessible to Amenities

  • 5 of 5

If you desire a quiet place to relax on a lanai, this place is for you! The complex is a 5 minute drive to a nice grocery store. Dining options are in the vicinity as well, but why eat out when you have your own kitchen and can watch the sunset while enjoying supper on the lanai? The host was very responsive to all inquiries (we were graciously allowed to depart late due to a later flight home). Neighbors were quiet, and property caretakers provided great advice for snorkeling locations. Access to amenities in all directions are favorable from this location. Note: the Ali'i Drive/Mamalahoa Bypass is now complete, so although driving to attractions to the south is faster, traffic has increased on the road that the complex is located on. If you plan to walk/run along Ali'i Drive (as many residents and visitors do), prepare for a greater volume of traffic.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed at this complex. We love the area. This condo has everything you need! Well stocked kitchen. Very comfortable living space! Beautiful view! The master bed was not very comfortable. Unless you prefer a very firm mattress. Don't think this is the place if you have smaller children. There are lots of pool rules. No fun allowed for the little ones. We did not have small ones with us but there were others and only saw them at the pool once because they were talked to by managers. Didn't think they were being a problem from what I observed. Overall great place. I'm sure we will be back and would definitely rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We are always eager to share this wonderful piece of paradise with others. We hope you can return again!
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We loved it!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Brenda's condo. The complex is immaculately kept with beautiful grounds. The pool area is welcoming and very clean. Located just outside the busier part of kona, the condo is a quiet getaway at the end of the day! We had our morning coffee on the comfortable furniture on the lanai. The condo is well stocked and comfortable! We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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*Cancelled reservations secured with a credit card will be subject to a 5% fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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