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Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club
Reviewed 21 August 2009

This was a great condo to relax by the ocean. The sunsets from the oceanfront lanai were beautiful. We were ground floor, with no steps! This made it so easy for bringing in groceries, suitcases, etc. We could walk right out on the grass in front of the lanai, where birds came for some tasty bird seed. The oceanfront course of the Kona Country Club Golf Course is so close, which is a big plus.
I came with friends, but I can see romantic couples enjoying Calypso. The place had every amenity we needed. The kitchen was fully stocked. There was even laundry soap for the washer & dryer.
The Grocery store is within walking distance which is important to us. We used coolers from Calypso to take with on some enjoyable driving adventures.
I liked the pool, and the fact that there were ancient archeological sites adjacent to the pool and tennis courts. One detriment is: there is not enough shade at the pool, except later in the day when the shadow of the palm trees comes over.
The booking process was easy and the owner is very helpful in sending Hawaii info before the trip. I will be returning to Calypso!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

CALYPSO is right on the ocean facing the sunset, has lovely tile floors and two sets of huge sliding glass doors opening up directly onto the patio (also tiled). This is where we spent most of our time, either relaxing on the lounge chairs or sitting at the table watching the ocean.

It was quiet and away from the street. We booked directly from the (very friendly) owner who sent us all sorts of maps of things to do. We walked to Kahaluu Beach, to the market just up the street, and to the little bay where we rented kayaks and saw outrigger canoes.

This place was very nice, spacious, and stocked with everything we needed. We did not want to leave! I think we got a real bargain with CALYPSO.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

It is the perfect spot to vacation, best location out of all the units. It beat my expections! (which is very hard to do) The place is better than the pictures. The views are incredible, you hear the sound of the waves and have a plesant smell of the ocean. One day I saw a turtle from the condo suning itself. Condo has been nicely updated. Linens were high quality. The kitchen was wonderful to cook ina (small but very nice). Everything matched, full sets of plates, glasses and silverware. Cookware seemed brand new. It even had a bosch dishwasher. Couldn't hear it when it was running. I will be staying there again. Ps. owner was very pleasant to deal with.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 July 2009

We arrived to the condo just as advertized. The place was clean and all you could need for a wonderful comfortable stay. We found the nearby snorkeling beach to be a better experience than Hanauma Bay, which we visited on our trip as well. The condo complex is built on ancient native rock buildings that have been preserved and add a touch of culture that reminds you of the Island heritage. The nearby shopping center has all you will need and the free shuttle is a nice way to tour Kailua-Kona. We did lots of activities and lots of relaxing. The condo felt like home for the 11 nights we visited. The lush plant life and cute Gecko's really give this the tropical paradise feel that you are looking for in Hawaii. The area is quiet but only miles from the city which is quaint and full of shops and restaurants. I will definitely return and live in my home away from home unit #196.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2009

What a great location!. We spent 6 nights here and 3 nights at a fabulous house outside of Hilo, in Pahoa. The condo was in a perfect spot with a great view. No AC was a surprise and I do not recall being informed of that. We rented from someone named Sandy who was pretty "professional" and not very personable about things. We had a death in the family on an earlier reservation and had to cancel all the Hawaii plans, but she gave us a credit on our deposit for a future visit. A full refund would have been reasonable since we did not plan the death and it was more than a month notice.
The place was well equipted and pretty clean but I came home with lots of bed-bug bits. It was a bit of a bummer and the look pretty gross. I noticed them on the 2nd night and did not sleep well after that.
The place was not real busy but because of the location of our unit, almost impossible to find on google earth, someone chose to park in our spot, a local resident with handicapped plates. It did not make a ton of sense since the location was near steps. I called our contact person, since Sandy apparently had a baby, according to a not slid by the door. He called back 36 hours later and, of course, the car in our spot was gone!
I guess I am not complaining about the resort, just Sandy and #197 as well as her control over other units. I would recommend the location and the place, but be careful who you rent from.
It is out of the way, a bit of a drive for a nice Latte, but it is quite.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Address: 78-6800 Alii Dr Apt 25, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-4401
Region: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Kailua-Kona
Price Range: $165 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club 3*
Number of rooms: 197
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

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