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Steps Away from Black Sand Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

Unit 1

Our DIRECT OCEANFRONT corner unit (#1) has its own beach only 27 steps away from the lanai (patio). This end unit (no one below you or above you) has added privacy including a quiet grassy area. Experience sunsets year round and let the sound of the waves relax you. From the lanai, the seaside bedroom, and even the upstairs shower, enjoy watching green turtles grazing on the rocks, the spinner dolphins leaping (typically mornings), and the humpback whales breaching or tail-slapping offshore (during the winter birthing/mating season).

We are directly on a salt & pepper beach. At the far north end, lots of tide pools with critters & petroglyphs. At the closer south end, at high tide if the waves are calm, then experienced & fit snorkelers (with a buddy, never alone!) can find a variety of sea life. However, if a novice and/or the seas are rougher, then the Kahaluu state beach (just ~ 5 minute walk north of our bay) is full of sea life and a safer location (with protective ancient seawall & lifeguards).

Both bedrooms have Cal King beds. The living room has a sofa and love seat, 42” HDTV, DVD/BluRay player, & audio system (with plug & USB ports). Free high-speed WiFi & telephone (local, U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, & EU). Fully equipped kitchen for simple or elegant meals alike. We provide lots of extras: shampoo & conditioner, laundry detergent, dish washing soap, beach towels, snorkel gear, cooler, boogie boards, & beach chairs, etc. This unit is surfside-immersed with extensive jalousie windows letting the sea breeze & sounds drift upon you as readily as the light of sunsets or moonbeams (ceiling fans; no air conditioning).

Location: Our townhouse is located in Keauhou-Kona Surf & Racquet Club, a private 16-acre gated community ~5 miles south of downtown Kona. The complex offers 3 pro-grade lighted tennis courts, a large swimming pool, volleyball court, BBQ pits & gas grills. The grounds are lush with beautiful flowers. We are also within walking distance to Kona Country Club for golf (reduced rates if a Club guest) and the Keauhou Shopping Center with grocery & drug stores, restaurants, movie theater, & a walk-in medical clinic….plus on Saturday mornings, visit their farmer’s market with local produce, Kona coffee, flowers, & fish. Our location is convenient to explore the Big Island or just relax near the sea!

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Tax ID# 161-879-6544-01

More Details

Property Manager
Maria Sloan
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018


Keauhou Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • one upstairs and the other downstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Cal King beds in bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful unit!

  • 5 of 5

Unit #1 met all our expectations. It is well appointed, very well laid out and very comfortable. We particularly liked the location, right on the beach with lovely views of whales and dolphins

right out front! There is a great lanai for meals, nice lounge chairs with good shade and wonderful sunset views. The living room furniture is comfortable and the kitchen is well laid out and appointed with all we needed. We really liked the storage area hidden behind the entertainment centre for all the beach toys. Great snorkel equipment, boogie boards, beach chairs and beach umbrella. Internet is very fast and it was a nice touch to have free phone calls to both the US and Canada. We found the bedroom mattress very comfortable and you can't beat the view! We loved it all!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for a more pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this unit, and we already miss sleeping with the ocean waves in the background. Nicely decorated, perfectly sized for a family of four, and well labeled (every light switch is labeled!). We had a great time and would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

This rental is steps from a black sand beach. The layout feels spacious and is perfect for two couples. The resort is immaculate and full of fragrant flowers and colorful birds. Location is away from the bustle of the touristy area of Alii Drive, and a short walk from a magnificent snorkeling beach. The lanai is ideal for sipping Kona coffee in the morning! Maria went beyond the call of duty to make our stay perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland OR USA

Water's Edge Recently-Remodeled Tranquil Townhouse Condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights here and really enjoyed the townhome's close proximity to the Kahaluu Beach Park, the Keauhou Shopping Center (don't miss the Saturday Farmers' Market!), and everything great about the Kona side of the island. The unit was fully remodeled in recent years and was adequately provisioned with snorkel gear, kitchen utensils, a sparse smattering of small appliances and staples like paper towels, cooking oil, etc. The days were warm, as they can be in Hawaii, which is one reason for going, right? but the heat was sometimes a little much in the unit because it is not air conditioned. You'll get used to it though, and evenings and nights are mild. We had no trouble falling asleep to the sound of the ocean right outside our bedroom window!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very disheartened after having looked forward to this for so long.

  • 1 of 5

This place has a wonderful location. We booked it for 2 weeks based on all the positive reviews. We left after 5 days and have since learnt not to trust reviews. The owner refused to do anything to accommodate refunding any of the money - not even the late checkout prepaid fee even though we left 9 DAYS earlier! If it sounds too good to be true..

The main reason for our early departure was the extremely high temperature in the unit. The ad on vbro stated the unit had no central air conditioning not that there was no air conditioning. Big difference. Note the vrbo ad as of our departure now correctly states there is no air conditioning. We read a review stating that the fans and "cross breezes" compensated for the heat. There were no "cross breezes" and the fans felt like a drop of water in the Sahara dessert. It was unbearable.

Upon entering the kitchen there was a sign on the fridge:



Needless to say we felt quite unwelcome. As a couple in our mid 50’s, not 11yr olds, this was quite insulting.

The safe was showing an error message. We made sure to let them know so we did not get accused of anything. I had just come down with a cold and so just wanted to rest after travelling for 8 hrs to get there the day before. We got an e-mail saying the "Adrienne" the "owner" had come over twice to fix the safe. There were also 2 unanswered phone calls. My husband e-mailed back stating that I was not well and this was not a concern. We later had a knocking on the door and Adrianne yelling our names outside. She said she'd seen our car gone and back so figured I was ok. She arranged to come back after her shower to fix the safe. She could not fix it and left stating that she knew nothing about that stuff. It was a very harassing and uncomfortable experience.

There is a wall of lava in the beach outside the unit. The waves crash against it constantly. It is not a gently crashing of waves on the shore. More like a loud bolt of thunder - continually. With the heat and the crashing waves, we were unable to sleep properly for any of the time there. We even tried sleeping in the 2nd room and that did not work.

The couch in the living room was impossible to sit on without feeling like you have to hang on so you don't roll off. There is also a bug problem in the bathroom on the main floor. Extremely disgusting.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear B&A, We are sorry that your wife was ill, and that the weather & the seaside were not to your liking. Kona has its own charm, as it appeals to the more laid back, nature-loving folk. It's not a high-end resort with expensive shopping. Kona has beautiful weather year round with temperatures of about 85-86F day/66-70F nite in the Fall. You will always hear the surf on our bay…our video on the VRBO site highlights these beautiful sounds that you will experience while at the condo. Besides ceiling fans, every major room has a standing pole fan with ~18” blades. We do our very best to highlight the unit "Does Not have any A.C.” Nowhere on our site do we say or claim to have wall units, etc. The safe’s electronic error was corrected in 1 day & was operational when you tested yourself; we just tried to help when we were notified. Our signs on the refrigerator are a kindly reminder to our guests not to eat in bedrooms as stray crumbs will attract unwanted guests. It’s just part of living in the tropics. Our couch was purchased in 2014 and have had no prior complaints. We have a 60-day 'no refund' policy in place because it's very difficult to book the unit within 60 days considering that almost all our guests are from the mainland and beyond. And once we reserve the unit, it is no longer available for anyone else. We tried to rent the unit out, but had no luck. VRBO offers insurance to all clients. I would highly recommend buying it for your future travels especially if your trying something new. We hope that your next travels are more enjoyable….aloha from Surfside Paradise.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Sam Choys
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Several at Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Black Sand Beach Next
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $165 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

No refunds will be issued 60 days prior to arrival. Please note rates are for 2 guests only. Each additional guest will be $10 extra per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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