"The Condo: Excellent layout as described. Not all condos at the Keauhou Surf and Racquet Club (KSRC) were created equal. This one has a large loft upstairs with a partition which almost creates another bedroom. The upstairs loft has a bathroom which you may not find at other KSRC 3rd floor condos. Although there's no view of the ocean, it is a short walk within the complex to the shore. The balcony has a peaceful view of the garden with many birds and mongooses to watch. Since we ate in most of the time, we appreciated the well equipped kitchen along with ice chests for outings. Additionally, there are some board games, boogie boards, snorkels, beach towels, beach chairs and fishing tackle for guests to use. Since it is on the 3rd floor, it may be difficult for people with limited mobility as there is no elevator. In our party, one person uses a cane but he felt the stairs had adequate railing to help support him going up and down the stairs.
The perfect location: We love to snorkel and the condo is situated in a great location for it. Kahaluu Beach (0.5 mi) is great for seeing turtles and lots of fish. 30 mins to the south is 2-Step (Honounau) or Captain Cook Monument which are both great for seeing wildlife. We saw spinner dolphins at Captain Cook where we rented Kayaks. The condo is also 30 mins away from Kohala area beaches and our favorite, the Mauna Kea Beach. Nearby there is a small bay and harbor where you can rent Stand up Paddleboards, Kayaks and go out with the Keauhou Outrigger Club. If agri-tourism is your thing, you can visit a chocolate farm, coffee plantation, or a honey bee farm nearby. There is a very convenient shopping center just down the road that has a Longs, Grocery Store, Cinema and Restaurants.
The complex: The KSRC complex has access to a small beach area that is almost private. Most of the shoreline near the condos are lava rock but the area at the end near the townhouses has the access to the small sand beach. This is nice for small children. There are tennis courts and a pool...both we did not use but looked nice. There are propane BBQs all over the complex but the condo is close to the large pavilion in the center that has 2 BBQs.
Why we chose this condo: The location was the primary reason as we like the KSRC. This condo was updated with very nice amenities and the owner quickly answered all our questions. We felt it was a real value and had everything we needed."
Guest: Christine K.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 7, 2016