Keauhou Palena, Big Island

Keauhou Palena is a condo resort located in Hawaii, adjacent to the Kona Country Club and within walking distance of Keauhou Bay. The resort offers a relaxing Hawaiian escape with stunning ocean views and is close to various Kailua Kona activities. Guests can enjoy the on-site pool, small exercise room, and shared laundry facilities. The Keauhou Shopping Center, which features a supermarket, cinema, restaurants, and a farmers' market on Saturdays, is just a few minutes away. The resort is also near Kahalu'u Beach, perfect for snorkeling, and a short drive from Kailua-Kona Historical Village. With its convenient location, guests can easily access dining, shopping, and entertainment options, making Keauhou Palena an ideal choice for vacationers.

Keauhou Palena Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Keauhou Palena is $199. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 124 Guest Reviews


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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The Keauhou Palena condo resort on the Big Island receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, highlighting its suitability as a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the Kona area. Guests appreciate the resort's cleanliness, spaciousness, and well-appointed units, which come equipped with modern furniture, fully stocked kitchens, and additional amenities like beach gear and air conditioning in some units. The location is praised for its proximity to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and beaches, offering both quiet relaxation and easy access to activities. The resort's facilities, including pools, a golf course, and free craft classes, add to the overall enjoyment. While most reviews are positive, a few guests mention issues such as problems with air conditioning, maintenance, and noise. However, these are exceptions in a sea of positive feedback. Hosts are generally responsive and helpful, contributing to guests' pleasant experiences. Overall, the Keauhou Palena condo resort is highly recommended by past guests for its comfort, location, and amenities, making it a great choice for travelers to the Big Island. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 124 guest reviews.

Recent Keauhou Palena Reviews


We loved our stay here. So spacious and comfortable. We’d definitely stay again.
Patti F.
January 2024

Private community, Corner unit had private lanai facing west. Within walking distance to local stores, relatively close to all activities that we had scheduled. Private pool, well maintained grounds.
martin b.
January 2024

Paradise + Turtles was the perfect spot for us in Kailua/Kona. The condo was spacious and comfortable. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the complex. It was also a great location for visiting the Big Island. Brian was a great host, communicative and really concerned that we had a good time.
Scott D.
January 2024

We stayed at this property over Christmas. The property was exactly as described. It was perfect for our family of 5. The pull out beds in the living room were very comfortable for my teenagers. The view from the large balcony was beautiful. We spent many mornings drinking our coffee and watching the sunrise. The host had many beach items (chairs, towels, shovels, umbrella, cooler) for our use. He was very responsive to any questions we had and was very helpful with suggestions for fun things to do! The location was so convenient with a lovely shopping centre within walking distance. We would not hesitate to book here again or recommend it to friends!
Jill W.
January 2024

Very good stay, enjoyed the atmosphere! This and many properties make a point of no smoking at condo and grounds, which I understand and really don’t mind, but it appears that doesn’t appear to apply to smoking pot? Didn’t enjoy the odor permeating from nearby condos.
Robert T.
January 2024

Bedrooms and lanai are large. Beds comfortable. Very clean. Kitchen has the basics which is nice. Quiet. 15 min drive to downtown Kona.
Tommi C.
January 2024

Enjoyed my 8 day stay. Great peaceful location. Quiet except for one night a stray cat selected my condo deck to howl most of the night. Heard a few days later the cat was relocated. Another evening a couple in a nearby condo recreated a Jerry Springer episode by yelling at one another late into the night. Fortunately they behaved the other nights. Aside from those two incidents the place was great. Would stay there again. Sunset views from the deck were a treat each evening.
Michael G.
January 2024

The price, location and size of the property was exactly what we needed. The property manager was on site and very kind, helpful and welcoming. The owner was quick to reply with any questions or concerns and made the check in and check out process easy.
Katie K.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great location and absolutely wonderful condo! It had everything we needed and more in the condo (plenty of bedding, all supplies and bathroom) > great hostess had the place equipped. Also had beach stuff. Great restaurant and pool on property. Close to beach, restaurants and more. Loved it all!
Jackie B.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The rental is spacious and easily accommodated my friends and family during the trip. The interiors is quite luxurious and the large lanai makes for a great hang out! We would be happy to stay here again!
Corin M.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had the BEST time at this little Hawaiian condo! In SUCH a clean beautiful area. We all felt very safe and were happy with how clean and spacious the place was. We had a few questions and got immediate responses from our host. Will definitely stay again our next trip back.
Jonathan V.
December 2023

This is the second time we’ve rented this place and we love it. The property is quiet and friendly and the maintenance manager always welcomes us and gives us tips on places to visit. The kitchen has every tool and spice needed. I enjoyed taking my coffee on the patio each morning as I was arched the birds on the golf course. Plenty of towels for the unit and the beach. Beds are super comfy. Nice to have air conditioning in the master bedroom as it isn’t common here. Owner is super nice and checked in when we arrived to make sure everything was ok. Thank you!
Janna B.
December 2023

We enjoyed our stay. Apartment was adequately equipped.
Violeta
November 2023

This unit was so close to the pool! The pool was extremely quiet while we were there. In 8 days we shared the pool with 1 other person. It is a VERY quiet complex. The set up of the unit is great for two or four people. We had an issue with the plug-ins in both bathrooms not working. I found the panel box and tried to flip the breaker but it didnt work. I contacted the rental company who worked to get someone out to the unit same day but it ended up being the next day but it didnt stop us from doing what we had planned for the day. Issue was fixed. There is a split a/c unit so you can run both the bedroom a/c and or the living area a/c. If you like golf the view from the lanai was great. The setting sun can get hot on the lanai so the owners have installed pull down shades which helped a lot. The unit did have a lot of ants in the kitchen and baths and even with little ant traps they were everywhere but it is a tropical location so I was expecting it. Not sure how often those ant traps are changed out. Other than that the unit was fabulous! everything you could need was in the kitchen. And the unit has a small apartment sized washer/dryer in a hall way closet. I even found a bathroom scale! It also has an assigned parking spot. I pick this unit again!!
Nancy
November 2023

Beautiful unit, very peaceful! However only thing there was a mildew coffee filter left the coffee maker and the bathroom sink had a very slow drain.
Gina S.
November 2023

My partner and I honeymooned at one of the condos. We did find quite a few pests (ants, cockroach, centipedes), but the place itself is excellent with plenty of room and amenities.
Raul M.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This condo was a great home base for our ladies trip to Kona for the Ironman World Championship race (more details below).Overall, this property was spacious for 5 adults, and incredibly clean. Furniture seemed to be new, which was nice. We didn't really cook (not enough time), but the kitchen was well appointed and there were spices available to use. We did use the beach chairs in the deck box.Easy parking, and grocery store is just across the street to pick up snacks, drinks, poke bowls and other supplies.The pictures represent the property well. The complex also has a pool and restaurant (more of a cafe/bar where you can get drinks and burgers/snacks at the pool), which we enjoyed. Some free craft classes that you can sign up for - we enjoyed the lei making!Good communication from Knutson. We didn't need anything during the stay, so I can't comment about responsiveness to fixing an issue, but I don't think it would have been a problem. We did run out of toilet paper and had to buy more - the notes clearly state that you are only provided a starter supply - but toilet paper is so cheap, it would be nice if it was fully stocked.Just 5 miles south of Kona town, it was an easy drive or run into town for the Ironman festivities. Specific to Ironman race day, this location was perfect, as it is just a bit south of the run course, and Ali'i is closed on the course on race day. Since the property south, so you can still come and go on race day as needed.Would stay here again.
Nikki W.
October 2023

This house has everything that you need. It has everything that you need, I’m very comfortable bad, well, equipped kitchen, very cozy living room and Lanai. The location is beautiful, away from the crowds of Kailia-Kona but close enough (about 6 miles). Highly recommended
Marcelo Z.
October 2023

Quiet amazing location the codo was absolutely stunning bed was sooo comfortable i got so much writing done ! Mahalo !
Jessie H.
October 2023

We loved our stay! The condo was super comfortable and had everything we needed! Both pools onsite were really nice and fun! Most days we'd either swim in the pools onsite or walk down the hill and rent a little roadside Hawaii Bike and ride to the beach or into town. The grocery store is a 5 minute walk, so it was easy to run up there to get whatever we needed! We also golfed at the course that runs through the condos and it was AWESOME! I recommend! It was fun and easy to stay there! Brian the host was great!
Emily S.
October 2023

The location is a close walk to the water and to some shopping and the Saturday farmers market. Quiet neighborhood over looking the golf course just 20 minute drive to Kona. Clear instructions for arrival and check out at the end of our stay. We were told there weren't any beach chairs in the unit but there were 2 in the towel closest. Overall excellent place for a relaxing vacation.
Mark W.
October 2023

We were glad to come back to this area. This unit is in the second floor and the building is across the pool. Which meant, that you can spend time on the balcony without worrying about the golf balls flying around. That was important to us. Building is next to the street but we had no issues with any noise from the road. We had a problem with the dishwasher and Paul took care of it and it was fixed fast. Air-conditioning was in each room, it was on the wall. It worked great and quietly. We love to stay in this area and will definitely come back here. This condo had everything, even the stuff for the beach. We enjoyed our stay and we recommend this.
Marcel and Andrea A.
September 2023

There was no AC in this townhouse. It was a miserable experience to sleep in the hot house. We asked a property manager for an assistance and maybe a portable AC, which they told us they don't have and can't provide it. Let me say, several night sleeping in a hot house was an awful experience and I would not advise it to anyone. In a year 2023, I was thinking that in US everyone has AC's, I was wrong. This place doesn't!
Katja E.
September 2023

This was our second stay in this property. We love it and hope to come again.
Kimberly S.
September 2023

Outstanding condo! Great location. Host was easy to work with
Tricia C.
August 2023

Newer appliances and a well stocked kitchen made preparing meals simple. It can heat up during the day, so the fans provided were a help. We enjoyed watching the wildlife from the back porch and soaking up the beauty.
Jason K.
August 2023

We had a fantastic time! Staying at Brian's place was so easy. He had everything we could possibly need stocked. There were plenty of towels, linens, etc. and beach toys/activities. The beds were huge and comfortable, and the 2 sleeper sofas also made things easy for 5 adults. He also had some great suggestions on things to do while visiting and places to eat. I would definitely recommend staying here. If we go back to the big island, I would absolutely book again.
Aarti S.
August 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We recently had the most unforgettable vacation in Kona, Hawaii, and it was all thanks to the incredible vacation rental we stayed in! From the moment we walked in, we were blown away by the spacious feel and beautiful amenities. Let's start with the view – It was simply breathtaking! The rental was perfectly positioned to offer a panoramic view of the turquoise ocean. Each morning, we woke up to the glorious site of the blue water, and every evening, we were treated to stunning sunsets that painted the sky in vibrant hues.The vibe of the place was pure relaxation and tranquility. The rental was nestled in a great spot, far from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas, which allowed us to unwind and relax but close to everything you would need within a short walk or few minute drive. As for comfort, it's hard to find the right words to describe how lavish and cozy the rental was. The interior design exuded a perfect blend of Hawaiian charm and modern elegance. The fully equipped kitchen allowed us to whip up delicious meals using fresh local produce, adding to the overall sense of home away from home. Not to mention, property had an array of amenities that felt like a private resort. The pools and tennis courts were amazing. This vacation rental in Kona, Hawaii, was nothing short of paradise. We truly had an unforgettable experience, and we cannot wait to return to this magical retreat. Whether you're seeking to experience Kona or just relaxation, this rental is the ultimate haven for an extraordinary vacation.
Hilarie S.
July 2023

Our family had a wonderful stay at this lovely condo. The location was perfect, and the view of the sunsets were beautiful. The condo had everything we needed, including extras to enjoy at the beach. Our family of 5 had plenty of space to spread out and enjoy our time on the Big Island.
Kathy O.
July 2023

This place is amazing! Beautifully decorated. Air conditioners work well and fast to cool the place down. Spacious! Well stocked. Clean. so comfy and relaxing. The community offers free classes you can partake in such as lei making, art class, etc. for the whole family to participate in. The pool and pool bar drinks... lots of fun for adults and kids! Great sunset views. If I had to list a negative it would be for families with kids the unit is SO nice and VERY nicely decorated it could be a little nerve wrecking if have small or unruly kids, worried they might break something. Loved the unit will 100% come back and next time stay longer.
Jennifer E.
July 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a great vacation during our time in this rental. It was very spacious and comfortable. Everything you need is available. The view was amazing, especially during sunrise and sunset.
Moha J.
July 2023

Great place. We enjoyed our stay very much. The outdoor seating area overlooking the golf course was very pleasant for meals and chatting. Everything we needed and more was supplied. The ceilings were high so felt very spacious. The air conditioning was awesome.
debra e.
July 2023

Location of this condo is very good, ocean view from upper floor lanai. The condo itself is very old, everything dated, no ac in unit. The worst thing is a lot of tropical bugs can enter condo. We tried to have everything closed, no food was left to atract these pests, but I guess the condo is old and they can find the way to enter. Other than this evening was good.
Irina
June 2023

This condo was even better than we expected. We were surprised once we went into the condo on how spacious and well stocked it was with everything we needed. The lanai was so nice to eat breakfast every morning and it was just a short walk to go see the sunset across the golf course which we went every time we were at the condo in the evening. Adam was a great host as he replied very quickly to my messages and was very accomodating and understanding to all of our requests. We would definitely stay at this condo if we do again to the Big Island. Mahalo Plenty!
James K.
June 2023

Property manager need to enforce the quite time. Also change out screen door neighbors going in/out allowing it to slam. Golf course loud with manicuring grounds
Deborah C.
June 2023

We enjoyed our stay at this Condo. It had everything needed for the week. Location across from the pool was a plus! Would definitely recommend!
Donna D.
June 2023

Brian was awsome and such a wodnerful host. He gave us tons of ideas and recommendations for our trip! The location is great! Love the pools, hot tub and little bar/restaurant. The VRBO comes equipped with beach chairs, beach towels, pool noodles, snorkel gear, and sand toys. No need to bring your own or purchase upon arrival. We are definitely coming back!
Gina C.
June 2023

This property is clean and in a great location.
Roger B.
May 2023

Everything was perfect.
Lilou P.
May 2023

We were wowed by the spacious living areas, the overall elegance and large lanai, with trunk of beach/pool items and wide view of the golf course. Beds were very comfortable and AC worked perfectly. We made many meals in the kitchen! A closet full of linens/towels allowed us to do laundry at the end of the week. We felt at home right away, unlike a sterile hotel. Things we figured out (without any instruction book): turning on the 2nd stove burner (turn it all the way around before setting), set the patio fans (from the box on the wall), and turn on dishwasher (from a switch UNDER the sink). Overall, great!
Lynette I.
May 2023

We really enjoyed our stay here at Keaulou ... the property was in a great location, close to a Shopping Center that had Grocery and other Stores of convenience as well as a Great Restaurant ( Kinichi ) It was also close to the best Snorkeling we have ever experienced, at Kahaluu Beach! It was also a short walk away from Sea Quest which offered an excursion swimming with the Manta rays one of the highlights of our trip! And a visit to the Hale Coffee Farm. The TownHouse itself was lovely with a beautiful view from the top lanai. It was so nice to wake up to the sound of birds and the fragrance of Plumeria with Palms waving in the breeze! We love to cook so we found the Kitchen was well equipped with appliances. It also was nice to have a few necessities such as salt, pepper, sugar, plastic wrap and bags. For a Suggestion The Coffee maker worked fine but could be updated for future guests and we found that the TownHouse was not as clean as we expected. We did find that the grounds were very clean and well maintained and really enjoyed the use of the Pool and BBQ. We also appreciated the amount of towels etc. as well as the use of the washer and dryer and free parking for our Car Rental. We would definitely recommend this Property and we look forward to our next Stay on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii !!! Maholo Niu Loa ;)
Dan S.
May 2023

Hi Adam, My family had the pleasure of staying at your place and had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise with us! Your neighbors are gems as well😀
bob h.
May 2023

Paradise + Turtles provided the perfect getaway for our stay in the Kona area. The property was well-appointed and had everything we needed for our 2 night stay. Many thanks!
Anne R.
April 2023

We have rented this condo 3 times for 3 months because of location. Perfect for us as we paddle for a canoe club that we can walk to. Condo itself? The complex itself has a great manager, Jay, and grounds are meticulously maintained. The condo - inferior to others in complex. (We have rented in 3 others). However, Not renting again. Each year fees go up and upkeep of this unit goes down. We are told by owner what a “deal” we are getting. It is very tired. One example: Lanai furniture has never changed-plastic fold up table, sun bleached, discolored plastic chairs. Look around at other lanais in same complex. Amenities- scarce. Fry pans so scratched- unsanitary for use. Coffee pot bottom burned. Towels & sheets threadbare, one thin blanket, garbage disposal kept breaking-we reset each time.When we asked items were supplied. The question being? Why did we have to keep asking. If you have reasonable cleaning standards, they will not be met here. Incidentally, checked area cleaning fees—-highest in area. We have rented another, comparable, but very updated condo for less money. Regardless of what is said, they are available. If staying for a short stay/ doable. Longer? I’d look elsewhere.
Andy F.
April 2023

This was our second time at this property and we love it! Large, clean, quiet and equipped with everything you need...And I mean everything! The kitchen is great, the bedrooms so spacious and the two bathrooms are a huge plus! The location is amazing. There is a Plaza just 5 minutes walk from the resort where you can find great restaurants, a big supermarket and even a movie theatre! This is truly a 5 stars property in a 5 stars location with a 5 stars host. Brian is super friendly and attentive, very professional and responsive. If you are looking for a perfect base to explore this beautiful side of the island don't miss this place!!! We will come back next year!! Pasquale
Pasquale F.
April 2023

The condo was very spacious and clean. Great and quite location. The pool was just across the street so we didn’t have to walk that much. The views from the balcony were amazing you were able to see the sunset and the ocean. Kitchen was very spacious and the ac worked well. Beach equipment and a grill was available to use. Liked that the couches turned into sofa beds. I appreciated that Brian allowed for a late check out.
Adolfo C.
April 2023

Enjoyed the townhouse.I liked that it had 2 patios upstairs and downstairs. Downstairs patio stayed cooler. Comfortable with a nice view.
Jean R.
March 2023

This unit is absolutely wonderful. Very clean, two large master bedrooms. Fully stocked kitchen. Nice lanai overlooking golf course (was a little load when AC was running). Property has nice pools and a small bar open for lunch and dinner. Can see the ocean but no beach Great location for exploring the big island
Laura P.
March 2023

It was great. It was well stocked. The resort worked well for kids.
Jeff W.
March 2023

The property was worked very well for our family’s long weekend stay. Everything suited our needs. We would stay at property again.
Jeff b.
March 2023


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