House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 12)
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
We had an amazing vacation on Big Island and this home had everything we needed. The management team was friendly and responsive and our kids loved the pool. We would highly recommend!
Beautiful & comfortable stay
The house is great for a friends or family vacation. We traveled with friends – 3 couples and two single ladies! We all liked it a lot. It's located in a luxurious gated community a mile or two from the coast above an abandoned golf course! Amazing views. We witnessed the green flash from the pool! Loved the pool area.
There are plenty of kitchen supplies, most importantly a blender. A great selection of beach supplies as well: plenty of chairs, 2 umbrellas, 5 pairs of good snorkel gear, large coolers, and lots of towels.
I didn't see one bug in the house, a complaint I've had in previous Hawaiian homes. The master bedroom is the only room with an attached bathroom and king bed, but that didn't seem to bother anyone. Good AC throughout the house. Everything felt very safe.
It's fun to walk around and admire the houses/views. The gated community makes it difficult for Uber/Lyft to pick you up, but they can drop you off. It's a long walk uphill to the gate. The gate attendants are very nice.
There's a supermarket area within walking distance, but walking outside the gated community isn't very safe as there's a busy road with no sidewalk – however! – There is a secret access road on the abandoned golf course that can shortcut the walk safely in 10 minutes. The abandoned golf course that sits across the street is actually an ancient Hawaiian burial ground and it's beautiful, so if you're respectful maybe you can walk on the old golf paths.
The location of the house is beautiful, however most things you will have to drive to: We went to a Luau at a nearby beach hotel within a 5 minute drive; the local shops are a 15-20 minute drive; the marina to go manta ray night snorkeling or Captain Cook snorkeling is 30 min drive; Hilo - the town on the other side is 2 hours away - the botanical gardens there are really cool; 5 minute drive to great snorkeling at Kahalu’u Beach Park; 7 minute drive to our favorite people watching beach with good sand - Magic Sands (aka Tragic Slams) - it's a natural wavepool, it's fun and tragically stupid; 50 minute drive from our favorite California Style beach - Hapuna Beach.
We checked out Mauna Kea and the Hilton resorts while we were up there. The Hilton is massive with a trolly and a Dolphin Quest, but it's also a family resort filled with chlorine smells and screaming children. The Mauna Kea is the coolest resort on the island hands down, but with a bunch of friends we were glad we chose this house.
Amazing views and beautiful home!!
The house is a perfect layout for a large family with kids. Each family had their own space in each of the five bedrooms and the kids spent much of their time in the pool. The pool area was perfect for watching the sunrise and sunsets and we were fortunate to have a birds nest right by the pool so we could bird watch as well. The kitchen was well equipped with all of the necessary items and the garage had everything needed for pool and beach toys. The location of the house was perfectly central to daily excursions to each side of the island and we also spent several days at the beach nearby snorkeling and watching the sea turtles from a distance. Our host met part of our group upon arrival and was in contact throughout our stay to make sure everything was going well and to ask if additional was needed. The grill area was wonderful as we went fishing one day and brought 57 home to grill for the group. Overall this home was perfect for our family. Close to shopping and great outside area for lounging and visiting. The private community was also appreciated as it was quiet and the front gate guards made regular trips through the neighborhood which gave a sense of security. Also, the guards at the gate were friendly, professional and prompt. Great house, amenities and host!! We will stay again on the next trip to the Big Island.
Enjoyed the property very much. Our daughters mentioned a musty smell in the upstairs queen bedroom. The kitchen was well equipped as was the rest of the property. However, no hangars in the master bedroom.
This home is a wonderful home with a great view and excellent amenities. It has spacious and comfortable bedrooms with excellent family room and kitchen. The backyard and pool are just awesome - you can sit by the pool and enjoy the beautiful sunset. It is also located right in the middle of the west side of Big Island. It's about 30-40 to visit Waikoloa, 10 minutes to Koan, and 2 hours or so to visit the volcano. So it's very convenient to every place and all the activities. The human touch is also wonderful - our host met us right when we arrived and showed us everything in the home and how everything worked. Overall, it was a great home in paradise.
Beautiful Home with Amazing Views!
The property is extremely nice and well-maintained. The listing description is accurate regarding location, layout, and there are plenty of amenities in the unit. Grocery stores are nearby, and the Country Club is literally a 5 minute drive with spectacular views of the ocean.
There is a very informative booklet upon arrival that describes all the beaches, activities, and restaurants that are nearby. We also did a day-trip to Hilo which is 2 hours away. Weather in this part of the island on the Kona Coast is simply amazing and it is very quiet and serene. The ultimate Hawaii experience for those just wanting to get away and relax.
The property was very clean and well maintained when we arrived. The manager was responsive to our needs, but she was newly assigned to the property (literally days before we arrived) so she wasn’t fully acclimated with certain aspects of the property.
I would recommend this property to everyone!
Keauhou Estates is a gated residential community located just five minutes from Kona. There, you’ll be able to enjoy a quiet, residential neighborhood yet have the convenience of shopping and restaurants nearby. The Kailua Kona coast boasts dry, sunny weather, lovely beaches, and a vibrant town. From here you can enjoy the variety the island has to offer from a day of golf to coffee tasting. The beach of Kahalu’u less than 5 minutes away is one of the best snorkel beaches on the island with calm water and large populations of fish and sea turtles.