We stayed in unit #177 at KKSRC. It was terrific. The owner has lots of extras and the unit was extremely comfortable. Furnishings were all very modern and none of the usual cheap resort stuff. Appliances were all state of the art and it had almost as many utensils and kitchen gadgets as we do at home. Unlike other rentals we've had, it even has a spice rack. A wireless modem also provided free internet access. I point out unit #177 in particular because other family members stayed in #178 and we met the occupants of #179 and neither were as thrilled as we were. The units directly face the ocean and wonderful sunsets, overlooking a short lava field serving as a breakwall. The facility had a nice pool with ample lounge chairs and tennis courts. It does not have a jacuzzi or on-site access to food (though a very nearby shopping center, including a large, reasonably-priced supermarket, is extremely convenient). The facility also boasts an adjacent beach -- but that is true only for looking at the water, not actually getting into it as the rocks and surf make that difficult. However, Kahalu'u Beach is less than 1/4 mile away and it has fantastic snorkeling. Sea turtles abound in the area. The property also has several old Hawaiian historical sites. Excellent signage explains them all.
The only caveat is that bugs are a big problem everywhere on the Kona Coast and this facility is no exception. We had to be meticulous about keeping food and eating utensils off the kitchen counter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Description: The Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Resort is a 4-star resort located in Keauhou on the sunny Kona Coast of the Big Island, Hawaii. The resort is adjacent to a sandy beach and was once the residence of four Hawaiian kings including the Great King Kamehameha. There are 197 privately-owned units at the resort with 77 townhouses and 120 condos with some beachfront and many oceanfront units along with ocean and fairway view condos. Townhouse #48 is a charming yet elegant condo situated in the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club only steps from the beautiful Kona beaches. The condo is stocked with everything you need to enjoy your stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Keauhou Kona Surf And Racquet Club Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club Hawaii/Kailua-Kona