About This Listing
From the palm tree adorned back patio of this oceanfront townhouse, you will enjoy magnificent and unobstructed views of the ocean, stunning sunsets, breaching Humpback whales in winter and playful spinner dolphins all year.
Part of the quiet and prestigious Keauhou-Kona Surf and Racquet Club, this gated community boasts a garden setting on 17 acres surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the world-class Kona Country Club Golf Course.
Included with the rental are parking, three lighted tennis courts, a large swimming pool,(please note that the pool will be closed due to maintenance from Aug 1 until Sept. 30, 2015),picnic area, gas and charcoal grills, and unlimited high speed wireless internet. Located only 4 miles from downtown Kona village, and also within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and a multi-plex movie theater. Kahalu'u State Beach Park is only minutes away by foot, teeming with colorful tropical fish and foraging sea turtles, making for some of the best snorkeling on the Island. Within and surrounding the townhouse are numerous petroglyphs and heiaus remaining from the time when ancient Hawaiians ruled the land.
Ocean views are visible from the living room, kitchen, upstairs bathroom and upstairs bedroom. The townhouse embodies your dream home-by-the-sea. Even the furniture, which is either tropical or Hawaiian, keeps with the "island theme" expanse, preserving the aura of a tropical get-away.
You will receive a contract via email that you will be required to sign.
A copy of the house rules along with Things to do in Kailua Kona and the codes to enter the condo and complex will be sent prior to your arrival.
We had a pleasant stay at the Absolute Oceanfront Property despite a few small hitches. (Mystery wasps; an out-of-order ceiling fan; windows taped shut, etc., -- all of which were addressed promptly and graciously by our host, even on the weekend.) Patty's responsiveness gave us a great sense of security. The apartment itself was very nice, beautiful kitchen and bathrooms, the views from the back porch, kitchen, master bath/bedroom were stunning and the property felt secure and very well taken care of. One thing we very much wished for was at least one air-conditioned room where we could find a respite from the heat. The air flow in the apartment wasn't great, and during our stay Kona was hot, so the apartment was uncomfortably warm in the evenings and overnight. Thankfully we spent nearly all our waking hours at the beaches, though, so it was less of a problem than it otherwise might have been. Overall, we enjoyed it, and given Patty's responsiveness we're sure other families will enjoy it as well.
Absolute-ly Beautiful - sunsets every evening! The condo was every bit as advertised. Thank you Patty for providing our family a "base-camp" for exploring the island. After a day of touring, hiking, or snorkeling, we could come back to a full kitchen to prepare dinner which we would eat on the lanai watching the sunset, listening to the waves crash. Morning walks to the tide pools in the adjacent bay revealed new sea-life discoveries each day including sea turtles among the rocks.
Our host was prompt in responding any questions we had. In fact, our welcome package included Patty's great advice on local attractions and places to eat and shop. A mini tour guide specific to this part of Kona. The property is walking distance from a shopping center with a supermarket and pharmacy.
I would highly recommend this calm property to families of 4 who will find amenities and comforts for all ages.
Great spot right on the ocean. The sunsets are amazing. You can't access the water from the house (shoreline is too rocky) but there are plenty of public access beaches just minutes away.
Communication with the host (Patty) was prompt and thorough and access to the house was seamless.
Overall great place.
Our experience at this property was excellent. We have exchanged
properties all over the US and found this property far exceeds any we have visited. It is centrally located which provides easy access to any part of the big Island's many attractions.
Our family had a terrific vacation in Hawaii.
We just back from our stay and loved it! Falling asleep every night listening to the surf was magical. Having breakfast every morning overlooking the ocean was spectacular. Patty was a gracious host and answered emails and phone calls quickly. There was plenty of space for our family of 5. We were able to use the snorkeling gear that was at the unit. The gated community was quiet. We would highly recommend this place to people looking for a place right on the ocean.
We would really recommend staying here! The apartment is super comfortable and homely. It has everything you need. We particularly loved the lanai - watching dolphins while we ate breakfast was incredible, and you simply cannot beat going to sleep to the hypnotic sound of crashing waves.
We were really grateful for the facilities on our doorstep (tennis courts and swimming pool) as well as the generosity of Patty in making board games, body boards, tennis rackets etc available to guests.
Also worth mentioning is the super fast wifi connection!
A really amazing place!
We had quite a challenge trying to work the lock box in order to get into the unit. We had to call the contact person and he came right away and showed us how to work it. Once we were able to get into the suite, we noticed that the place had not been made ready for us. Apparently there was a mis-communication with the cleaning service. They were not aware that we were arriving on November 24h. The place was tidy but the beds were not made, the clean laundry was still in the laundry basket and the trash was still in the baskets. Although things were tidy, it was not spotlessly clean. I left a message with Patty right away and she arranged for the cleaning service to come the next morning. The young man was very thorough and did an excellent job of cleaning everything extremely well.
From then on, we really enjoyed being there. The listing described everything exactly the way it is. The layout of the suite is very convenient with an outside porch with a spectacular view right at the ocean front. We loved sitting there watching the various activities taking place in the ocean. Watching the spectacular sunsets each evening became a most enjoyable ritual for us. The gated community was very beautiful and secure. The pool and tennis courts right across from us were also fun and enjoyable.
We would definitely recommend this lovely place and would love to come for another stay in the future.
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