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.
Truly an ocean view condo! Great location with view on the water, beach and snorkeling close by. Home is on a complex with pool and tennis facilities and shops close by. We recommend a stay to explore the Big Island.
Patty was so kind and accommodating to us both before our trip--when we were in the planning stages and had to adjust our reservation to fit our flights--and during our stay at her comfortable condo when a fan broke and she had a handyman fix it that very day. The condo is just as lovely and the views as beautiful as they appear on Airbnb. We usually stay in hotels in Hawaii but this time chose a condo as we were traveling with our young grandsons who are very picky eaters. Staying in the condo allowed us to provide the little guys with everything they like to eat. There was nothing we lacked for in the kitchen.
We ate every meal outside on the lanai with the gorgeous view of the Pacific. Many evenings we used the outdoor grill right across the parking lot from the condo. We enjoyed the pool and tennis courts. A neighbor asked one of my grandsons to play tennis, and when he said he didn’t have equipment, the boy said, “Look in the condo,” and sure enough we found tennis rackets and balls.
There is no air conditioning in the condo, and I found the heat and humidity very uncomfortable during the day. At night the fans did a good job, and we all slept comfortably. As others have noted, we loved sleeping to the sound of the crashing waves. But once awake, I was dripping in sweat. I couldn’t even put on my sunscreen inside but had to wait until I got into the air-conditioned car to apply it.
The location of the condo very close to Kahalu'u snorkeling beach is ideal. The water is warm and shallow, perfect for young children and people of all ages. The water is so clear that we got fine colorful pictures of the underwater life including turtles. The beach has showers and restrooms and a food truck. We went to this beach just about every day. It is walking distance from the condo, but because of the heat, we drove.
Beautiful ocean front property in Kona. Close to all on that side of the island. Went to sleep each night to the sound of the waves breaking on the lava outside our window!
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.
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