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Steps Away from Black Sand Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 - 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 central 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
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017


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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Townhouse in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

True to the description on the VRBO website there really were no surprises when we arrived. Maria was very responsive to any questions we had and our stay was really seamless. The pictures shown on the website were exactly as is. The surrounding grounds were just lovely, particularly the views from inside to out.

I found the bed very comfortable and my sister seemed to find her's equally comfy. We definitely used the ceiling and standing fans as it was extremely humid during our stay. Keeping the windows open really helped to circulate the air, plus there was always the wonderful sound of the ocean waves breaking just steps from the complex.

The beach was really beautiful, and though they say it's not really a swimming beach, we did see people braving the choppiness of that bay.

One of my favorite parts of this vacation was sitting on the patio each evening watching the sunset into the ocean. It seemed that each night the sky and clouds were different colors - and I have the pictures to prove it!

The snorkel beach that is recommended just a 5 minute walk away was wonderful. I recommend going early AM as the tides are low and the bay is pretty calm. The varieties of fish and sea life were amazing. We spent several full days enjoying that beach. One thing though, no one seems to tell visitors , particularly those who have an interest in snorkeling and swimming, is that visitors/swimmers should wear "Reef Safe Sunscreen". The coral is dead in many areas, though some is reviving, but will not revive if the pollution continues. Wearing REEF SAFE SUNSCREEN IS REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT!!!

The market was just minutes away too. I guess you could walk, but I wouldn't want to. There was quite a grade up to the market's parking lot and carrying groceries home could be cumbersome and or heavy. Besides the market there is a drug store, and very good coffee/breakfast/lunch spot. I also noticed there is an urgent care - God forbid. There were some restaurants also, but didn't really pay much attention to them as we chose to cook/prepare our own meals. We were tired at the end of our days of snorkeling and swimming - didn't feel much like getting dressed to go out. We found the kitchen more than adequate for cooking. Afterall, it is a vacation rental so there are not gourmet pots and pans, but what is there worked out great! Besides we were not making elaborate meals either.

All was fantastic and I would definitely go back to the same house again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than described

  • 5 of 5

The property was well equipped and the location was amazing. We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay and everything was even better than the pictures and descriptions.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect for us .great location

  • 5 of 5

Every thing was great. But it should say no swimming off the black sand beach. For swimming you must go 1mile away.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well maintained property!

Very well supplied.

The views and ocean sounds are breathtaking! We saw turtles most mornings in the ocean...just have to look for them! As well many colourful birds greeting us on the lanai.

Five minute walk to a great snorkel beach or shopping for groceries.

Looking forward to our return for warmth and tranquility.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly located & lovely

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two teenagers, and I spent a wonderful week here over our Christmas break. The condo is well appointed, the beds comfortable, and the little cove in front of the condo was delightfu, with sea turtles swimming about every day, and the peaceful sound of waves. We spent a couple of days swimming at the beach just up the road, and also drove up the coast to some of the beaches by the large resorts for a change of scenery - an easy, pretty drive. We appreciated the plentiful towels and the washer and dryer.

Thank you for a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time and great location

  • 5 of 5

Lots of fun with beach access right out the back door ! Great location and will be back

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Cleaning Fee $165
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

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.

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