Recently Remodeled - Sleeps Six - Close to all Keauhou has to offer
About Jim Baldwin
We own Insta Launch Campground & Marina in Manistee Michigan. During the few months in the winter when our campground is closed we love to travel to Hawaii and enjoy the Kona Coast and the endless activities available here.
Jim Baldwin purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Jim Baldwin chose Keauhou
Keauhou Resort is the perfect location: Close to the town of Kailua-Kona, but away from the traffic. Located on a golf course, close to Keauhou Bay, and Kahaluu Bay, the premier snorkel beach in the world.
What makes this Condo unique
This home has it all - close to parking and pools, yet the view is of a tropical garden and the ocean in the distance. When setting on the lanai you feel like no one else is around.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful place. Great Location
We enjoyed our stay at this location. No AC in the unit, but the fans kept it comfortable. We had to use all of them (ceiling fans and there are several plug-in fans) since it was pretty warm this time of the year.
The condo is very close to downtown area to enjoy restaurants and shopping. The neighborhood is nice, friendly. Steps to the pool and parking lot.
Beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, snorkeling gear were all available, which was a PLUS!! We'll be back! Thanks!
The place was perfect for me and my 3 grandchildren plenty of room . Its a quiet condo . We enjoyed our stay . The sink in the upstairs is draining very slow and it was hard locking patio door .other than that we loved our stay on the big island. Thankyou for having us.
We had a wonderful time at your condo. Thanks for being a part of our wonderful vacation!
This place was fantastic! It has everything. The location was great, so quiet and just a couple steps from the most quiet pool area we have ever seen. Neighbors are super friendly too! We were so comfortable in this condo. The bedrooms are really large for a condo and the closets were giant. Tons of cleaning products, detergents (even though we had brought our own), trash bags, etc. This place was move in ready. I honestly don't know how anyone could be disappointed. The only thing I would let anyone know is that there is NO air conditioning in this unit. However, every room has a ceiling fan and there are several plug in fans to use where needed. There are plenty of beach toys to choose from on lanai. Oh, and your parking spot is just steps away, no long walking to/from. Thanks Jim for having such a great place to stay. Hope to come back some day.
Enjoyed our stay. Good location, clean unit.
The location of this condo was just right. Not in the heart of the busy/noisy down town area, but close enough to drive there and enjoy the restaurants and shopping. Very close to shopping center, grocery store, cinemas etc. This was a quiet complex with a nice pool and was well maintained. The residents seemed to be older and not into loud late night parties. The neighbor is nice, friendly and quiet. Our unit was satisfactory for a couple. Seemed to have had some updates such as granite counters, new tiled bathroom on main floor. The carpeted areas (bedrooms, stairs) were somewhat worn and stained. The living room / kitchen flooring looked new but was warped in places from water damage. The bedroom we didn't use on the main floor had a 3/4 wall shared, with the kitchen. So if more people stay here you would see the light from living area and hear the noise from kitchen etc. Privacy may be something to consider if you keep different sleeping hours. Unit is a split level plus an upstairs. Three steps are required to get to main floor bathroom and bedroom. Not a problem for us but if you are disabled this would not be the place for you. When using the main floor bathroom sink, you can be seen by anyone in the living room or people on the deck. If you're into privacy when flossing and washing, use the upstairs bathroom. I liked that the cupboards had a full variety of spices and condiments that were left from previous tenants. When you're only here a week, you hate to buy all those items for a one time BBQ. We used the beach chairs, beach towels they provided. One thing that was slightly annoying was the smell of cigarettes drifting into the windows in the evening. I ended up closing the windows at night. We weren't there much during the day to notice it. This unit could use a new broom. The straw one they had was quite worn and left more straw behind every time I swept. I would give, this unit a 3 1/2 star rating because of some needed updates. However, when we stayed at 4 or 5 star condos we paid more for them. I would suggest new bed pillows and the mattress upstairs is getting soft and lumpy in places.
Hi Jim & Leslie,
Thank you so much for your candid review - we need to hear these things to assure we exceed our guests expectations whenever possible. We just arrived at the condo for a three week stay and understand your concern with the floors. All the floors were replace in 2012 when we remodeled the condo. The laminate flooring on the main level has been a big disappointment. If water is spilled on it and immediately removed it is fine, but unfortunately water is left on the flooring and then caused swelling and buckling. My plan is to replace the main level flooring during my stay with a more waterproof flooring I have found on island. I also agree the carpets in the bedrooms have not held up as expected. I plan to replace them when we return next January. I was surprised at your comment about the master bed, as that is a new mattress purchased in January, 2018. It is a high end mattress with a pillow top which does have a bit of a lumpy feel to it, but that is how it felt when new. If you are not used to a pillow top and can feel strange at first. All this to say we will look at each of your concerns and do our best to address them best we can.
most relaxing holiday
The property is very quiet and the proximity to the pool and parking lot is great. No long walks lugging groceries in! Although we slept in the master bed upstairs, we enjoyed the larger shower downstairs. We found the bedroom warm but the fans kept it comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with all that one could want although a knife sharpener would be handy. The in-house laundry is always a small blessing. We made use of the electric barbecue almost every night and actually purchased a grilling mat to use in it. Saves a lot of clean up. Scads of beach chairs, mats, boogie boards, snorkelling gear, and kiddie sand toys were all available in the deck box. We'll be back!
Thank you so much for the kind review Brenda. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. I will get a knife sharpener for the kitchen. You hit on all the features that we love about our condo also!
Walking distance to Keauhou Bay where Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Kayak, and Paddle Board tours/rentals are available. Walking distance to Keauhou Shopping Center where groceries, drug store, theaters, and restaurants are located.