Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club, Big Island

Keauhou-Kona Surf and Racquet Club is a gated resort located 5 miles from downtown Kona consisting of large 2 and 3 bedroom condos and townhomes. The resort sits on 17 acres of beautiful landscaped terrain and shares grounds with an ancient Hawaiian archaeological site. The resort includes 3 lit tennis courts, a large swimming pool that can accommodate lap swimming, and several BBQs. Kahalu'u Beach Park with fantastic snorkeling and surfing are about an 8 minute walk from the complex. Keauhou Shopping Center with resutarants (Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Italian) and cinema are also a short walk away. Kailua-Kona has a farmer's market every Wednesday through Sunday and the Keauhou Shopping Center, adjacent to the complex offers an organic farmer’s market every Saturday. The Keauhou Shopping Center also offers free Hawaiian cultural events throughout the week.

Kona Surf and Racquet Club map with all building numbers

Keauhou-Kona Surf and Racquet Club Address: 78-6800 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Average Rates


As of May 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club is $274. The average price of a 3 bedroom unit is $311. 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.

Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club's Best Rentals

What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 1000 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 Kona Surf Racquet Club condo resort on Big Island receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests. Visitors love the high-quality finishes and furnishings of the rentals, as well as the convenient location, despite being a short drive from downtown. The stunning ocean views and large patios are highlights for many, providing a perfect backdrop for relaxation and enjoyment. The resort's proximity to shopping, restaurants, and attractions like the beach and Volcano National Park is appreciated, along with the availability of fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, and responsive hosts. The inclusion of amenities such as oceanfront units, beach gear, and welcoming touches like local tips and treats enhance the guest experience. However, some units may get warm in the afternoon, and the presence of bugs is noted, which is typical for tropical locations. A few guests mention minor maintenance issues or the need for updates in some condos. Overall, the Kona Surf Racquet Club offers a fantastic base for exploring the Big Island, with many guests planning return trips. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 1000 guest reviews.

Recent Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Reviews


We could not have asked for a better place the stay on the Big Island. The condo is spacious, updated, and very comfortable. We loved having our morning coffee on the patio. The complex as a whole is wonderful, with a great pool and tennis/pickle ball courts. Watching the sunset from the shore is a just a few steps outside the front door and never disappoints. Really convenient location near the grocery store and restaurants. Just a short trip down the road to Kona town and beaches within 15/20 minutes drive north and south.
John D.
February 2024

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 location was fantastic. Unit was very clean, even the patio and furniture out there. The condo complex was also clean, and beautifully landscaped. Rental info was plentiful and very clear. The unit could use better cookware and the lighting at night could easily be improved with some brighter warm daylight bulbs. Pictures online should be updated to reflect the current furnishings. Absolutely would stay again. Lovely place and location.
Cori and Robert M.
February 2024

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 visited with our two adult children (25 & 27 yrs.). We know the Big Island well and have stayed in many places. We want to come back to this beautiful condo.What a wonderful place to stay! The condo is the closest to the water in the entire complex. The grounds are wonderfully manicured and clean. And the location was so accessible to both the town of Kona and the Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy to hit the beaches on the other end of the island. It is on the far end of Kona with a grocery store nearby. The condominium is very spacious and clean. The beds are comfortable, and the kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, pots, pans...and a great blender. When we weren’t out to dinner, we enjoyed dinner on the deck overlooking the Pacific. It is also such a peaceful, magical place to hang out together. There is a big closet with beach paraphernalia – chairs, umbrellas, coolers, toys, beach towels, etc. Honestly, the condo made our stay so easy and fun. We will be back!The Big Island is one of our favorite places in the world. We loved visiting such beautiful beaches - Hapuna, Mauna Kea, and Manini'owali. An afternoon highlight was walking the coastal trail between Hapuna and Mauna Kea Beaches. This was the first trip we did the manta ray snorkel. I can’t believe we waited so long. It was an incredible experience. We loved walking through Kona, enjoying shave ice, or eating the best fish tacos ever at Shaka Tacoz food truck, which is very close to the condo. After a busy day in the sun, we were usually tired and ready to relax with a pina colada, and we had the perfect place to do just that. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Benjamin B.
January 2024

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 four of us enjoyed our second trip to the Big Island. Our VRBO unit was part of that, it easily accommodated all four of us, was clean and well maintained. It's located right on the ocean and about ten minutes from Kona. Would recommend for up to a family of four that has a car rental available to move around the island.
Chris B.
January 2024

Such a beautiful property! This rental was perfect for us. The unit was well maintained, clean, and thoughtfully stocked with everything we needed for our stay: paper towels, laundry detergent, toilet paper, dish soap, etc.: The kitchen was ideal for making meals at home, with plenty of dishes, spices, wine glasses, etc. and the linen closet had a stack of beach towels. Plus, there was a cooler, beach chairs, and even a full size surf board! We felt right at home. Close to Keauhou shopping center, a nice snorkel spot (Kahalu’u), and just a short drive into town. The owner Sally was very responsive and provided us with a useful list of places to visit on the island. I can’t say enough about how great the location was, directly on a nice secluded beach. The master bedroom has a panoramic view of the gorgeous blue Pacific and swaying palm trees. The second bedroom overlooks quiet gardens. No complaints at all. I would highly recommend this property!
Joseph B.
January 2024

Location, location, location! This condo is all about the location---right on the ocean. You can actually hear the ocean waves when you're in the condo. The air conditioning was great to have in all rooms as it was rather hot and humid during the day. Will echo some of the other reviews about the glass sliding doors that lead to the lanai---they lock for some reason when you close them from the outside. They are also quite sticky and need some lubricant so they run smoother on the tracks. This was the case for the screen doors as well. They were quite difficult to open and only my partner was able to open them. They need be replaced as it is probably the sea water that has caused corrosion on the metal tracks. Also, the unit was either missing/low on some basic cooking ingredients: no salt (we bought some and left it in the unit for future guests), no cooking spray (only cooking oil, of which there was a small amount left in the bottle), and no coffee for the coffee machine. For those staying longer than 5 days, please note that they do not provide additional toilet paper or soap/shampoo than what is initially provided and they expect you to purchase your own if you run out. Kind of bizarre and a little ridiculous in my opinion. As another reviewer also pointed out, the only parking spaces available are the visitor spaces as the owner apparently parks in the designated spot for this unit. That may require a little walk sometimes but that didn't bother us.
Natasha M.
January 2024

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: Like screened porch. We were party of 2 but would easily accommodate 4.
Harvey H.
January 2024

The Keahole-Kona Surf & Racket Club is a well-kept condo development with lush landscaping, a large pool and amazing views. We have rented the same spacious unit in building 1, several times. It is upgraded with a nice kitchen and furnishings but the area rug in the living room needs replacing to freshen up the decor. We especially enjoy the large lani for dining & viewing the panoramic ocean scene.
Mary R.
January 2024

I've stayed at this complex multiple times before and the proximity to the ocean is incredible. This property is central to all of the places we like to visit on the island and the nearby shopping center is a huge bonus.
Robert D.
January 2024

Overall this was a nice property. Great location, nice pool, with a black sand beach area. Issues with WiFi access, thus no TV.

January 2024

Lovely spot for the viewing of sunsets and whales. Pickleball was fun and the local players were so friendly and welcoming. The crashing waves right in front of the lanai were very fun to watch. The kitchen was great to work in and the view while cooking was great! We had a wonderful time just relaxing on the lanai.
Janell W.
January 2024

Excellent view. Shopping center less than 5 minutes away. Close to some excursions, around 30 minutes to airport. Newly renovated with nice stuff, have to be gentle with valuable accoutrements.
James K.
January 2024

We were delayed four days on island and rented the place for four additional days. The unit itself was perfect for our family of 5. Read about some below average reviews where folks complained about the lack of AC, not an issue for us, just opened the large sliding doors to the deck to let the island breeze in! The property manager was not set up for a last minute rental. They had an excessive amount of paper work associated with a secondary rental agreement outside of the process that we go through with VRBO. Although they had no problem hitting my credit card for the payment quickly. Their process was also hindered by emails that were not sent to us in a timely manner. Other than that, the experience was great! The unit was clean, really nice, and we enjoy staying at the KKSRC. Short walk to the Kahalu’u park, and others. Pool and beach access nearby, awesome!
Seth ` W.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was more than 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 cold had every amenity that made our stay so welcoming. The views are amazing.We only had 2 suggestions. The parking for us was really hard with the pouring rain not being able to use the spot for the unit and parking far away.The air conditioning is a little weak but worked for the weather we had.Would love to see a bigger TV in the living room as there are no tvs in the bedrooms.....We loved our stay there and would return.
Gary O.
January 2024

We loved our time here and our stay in the townhouse.
Jordan G.
January 2024

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: Absolutely wonderful accommodations right on the water. We rarely went out for dinner because you couldn't beat the view and experience of having dinner right on the lanai. Condo is very clean, has everything you'd want/need, and is reasonably priced. This was a perfect place to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Also want to say thanks to Knutson and associates (the rental company) for staying on top of everything, constantly checking in just to see if we needed anything. Love this place.
Ron G.
January 2024

My family had a wonderful stay at this property. It was newly remodeled and beautifully done. The condo had everything we needed including boogie boards, umbrellas and a surf board. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio and loved the view of the golf course. We enjoyed walking to the nearby beach and the swimming pool. I would definitely stay at this condo again!
Tiare S.
January 2024

Good place and location. No communication with vrbo after we contacted them 2x. Extremely disappointing!
colin o.
January 2024

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: Absolutely Beautiful condo! The ocean view was spectacular sunsets. We saw whales from our deck. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. We bought the kona coffee made fresh on the island and made every morning. The beds were comfortable. Ceiling fans or AC. Tvs all over. Everything was upscale from the furniture to the towels very thick and nice. The other side of the condo opened to the golf course with a beautiful sunrise and lovely birdies. Quiet place. 3rd floor, stairs only. We enjoyed the pool, plenty of lounge chairs and walked the complex with access the the beach. Very clean, and nice starters with soap, etc
julie m.
January 2024

Awesome location, beautiful condo and stunning views.
bridget b.
January 2024

We stayed here for 5 weeks over Christmas and into January. Our 3 teenage kids were with us for 2 weeks and friends (an adult couple) joined us the last 2 weeks. The condo was absolutely perfect in both scenarios. The 3rd bedroom upstairs gave us plenty of room to spread out and doubled as an office when the kids left. We have stayed in countless rentals around the world and can honestly say we have never found one this well equipped. It literally has everything you could ever want - every appliance you could want including an air fryer and a George Forman grill on the lanai, tons of beach gear, pickle ball and tennis racquets - the list goes on and on. Holly was also the perfect hostess. I highly highly recommend this condo.
Jennifer L.
January 2024

Hawaii is considered to be paradise by many and in this instance it certainly was. The condo was lovely. It was roomy, well appointed and it had everything that we could have asked for, right down to quality snorkels and lots of pool noodles. The beds were comfortable, the linens were good quality and the kitchen had absolutely everything that we could have ever wanted. But, best of all was the lanai. The condo sits right on the ocean. The views as seen through the well placed palm trees were gorgeous. We ate all of our dinners out there, relaxed on the chaise lounges and spotted whales spouting in the distance. The condo complex is lovely with well kept grounds, beautiful flowers and a large and inviting pool. The only thing missing was a hot tub. The location in Keauhou is perfect. It is walking distance to the shopping center with a Long’s Drugs, a KTA supermarket, a number of places to eat and even a movie theater. When staying at this condo, you are close enough to Kailua-Kona without being in the middle of all of the congestion. We have stayed in other condos in this complex but this was the very nicest of all of them.
Dan K.
January 2024

This unit is very nice; exactly as described and shown in the photos. Although not a waterfront property the view was very lovely, and quiet. The open living/dining/kitchen area is very nice, and the kitchen is well stocked. The beds are comfortable, and the bedrooms have plenty of storage. We appreciated the fans in every room. The location is great; 2-minute walk to the ocean view or pool; 2-minute drive to grocery/shopping in one direction and 2-minute drive in the other direction to the Kahalu’u Beach Park (excellent snorkeling). I might add the grounds are well maintained and beautiful, and the complex is gated. As stated previously, we will stay here again on a future visit to the Big Island.
Joseph C.
January 2024

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: Mere yards from impressive, crashing waves, colorful sunsets, clean, inviting swimming pool, common barbeques, tennis and pickleball courts, steps away from oceanside golf, and so much more. Tasteful, modern, updated furnishings. It's the perfect place to experience The Big Island.
Ron C.
January 2024

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 fully enjoyed our stay here. The condo was a perfect size, clean, and well-stocked in the kitchen and with beach stuff. It was a great place to launch daily adventures. The shopping center across the street was very helpful - grocery and multiple restaurants.
erica w.
January 2024

Really can’t give a review of the property, we did not stay. Upon arrival the ac was out, and we found other lodging.
Michael S.
January 2024

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 is a nice size condo in a convenient location with a beautiful view! The condo was clean and in good condition.
Holly C.
January 2024

Roaches- not a few, but a lot. I expect an occasional roach on the island, but the kitchen (especially) was infested. I previously stayed in a unit down the hall without this issue. The unit is extremely outdated and worn, and only the kitchen has been renovated. It was disappointing. The view and the location cannot be beat, which is why I chose this complex again. You will fall asleep every night to the sound of the surf. The sunsets are beautiful. There are several beaches nearby. While that can't be beat, we were extremely disappointed in the condition of the unit and the bug issue.
Christine S.
January 2024

If you're looking for an oceanfront condo you can't beat this location. We began and ended each day of our vacation sitting on the patio mere steps from the ocean. Close enough to feel the spray of the surf if we wanted to! The unit was clean and homey. Our family felt quickly at home. The check-in and check-out process was easy and seamless. Thank you for sharing your home with us! We'd love to come back!
Ben C.
January 2024

Exactly as promised and described. Would love to return. Concierge service from Kona Coast top notch, before and during the trip. Trip of a lifetime!
Natalie C.
January 2024

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: Our visit was in January. The absence of air conditioning was not an issue for us. The sea breeze was lovely. The view and the waves crashing was great.
Jacqueline M.
January 2024

The property was exactly like the description. Everything was beautiful as expected. The only thing i would say that they could improve was the table and chairs on the deck are really tall and tough to sit at for a long period of time. Also i should have read the reviews about not having air conditioning, it got a bit warm a couple of nights. Otherwise we had an exceptional time!!!
Pat H.
January 2024

Wonderful property! The location is fantastic and the condo is amazing. The view is unbelievable! Would come here again and recommend to friends. 😊✈️ Hate to leave!!
rose p.
January 2024

For the amount of money we paid, I had a lot higher expectations. It’s not the worst place to stay, but it could definitely be better. When we arrived, we had to deal with dirty dishes, throw away trash that was left in the kitchen garbage can, and fold towels that were left in the dryer. The property manager left a note that said he would be back the next day to fix some things. We never saw or heard from him. Window shades in the living room and bedroom were not fully functional, so we were not able to have privacy if needed. The linens should definitely be upgraded. The towels and bed sheets were dingy and stained. The pillows were small and not very comfortable. We really liked the complex, and the location is great. A few minor fixes would easily make this rental a 5* for us.
Brandon S.
January 2024

This is a beautiful townhouse in a spectacular location. I will definitely stay here again! The property was spotlessly clean, decorated in a tasteful tropical décor. We had breakfasts and dinners on the lanai which overlooks the ocean; a stunning view. The lanai is just steps away from a perfect black sand beach lined with coconut palms. You can walk down a short path to the ocean and you’ll see green turtles swimming or lounging on the sand (if you are lucky!) and tropical fish bobbing up and down in the waves. I particularly liked sitting on the beach in the evenings to watch the sunset and drink cocktails. Pure heaven. The kitchen was well stocked with every type of cooking item I needed (plus some condiments and spices). Parking was easy, with an assigned spot next to the townhouse. BBQ’s were just a few steps away from the unit and not crowded. The townhouse does not have air conditioning. It has several ceiling fans and louvred windows, though, which let the ocean air inside. So, I was quite comfortable. The resort is nice, with large swimming pool, lush landscaping, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, and even a lending library. Just a short ¼ mile walk away is Kahalu’u State Beach Park, a great place to snorkel. We walked here each morning. I enjoyed falling to sleep each night to the sound of the waves. Pure heaven. I did not want to leave!
Randy B.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Lanai was amazing place for morning coffee, play games and watch beautiful sunsets. Condo kitchen well stocked and had everything you need for beach day and to play tennis/pickle ball. Had chairs, boogie boards, coolers etc.... Walking to great snorkel beach and stores
Jeanine H.
January 2024

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 choice for my family - plenty of room, clean, and had everything you could need. We loved that there were tons of beach supplies - cooler, boogie boards, beach mats, beach chairs/umbrellas. Plus plenty of towels (bath and beach/pool), games for our kiddos to play and so much more...oh and of course the AMAZING ocean views with tranquil privacy. Knutson was also extremely responsive on the couple items we needed help with (even servicing one of the A/C units in just a couple hours after raising a concern). We're excited to come back again soon!
Jonathan D.
January 2024

Great property. Great location. We enjoyed our stay
Laurie E.
January 2024

Condo was very comfortable and convenient location for our family trip. Excellent communication with property management
Mary Ann M.
January 2024

Location, location, location Short drive to Magic Sands and away from the hustle of Kona
Glenn d.
January 2024

Great location.
Steve R.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Spent the holidays at this comfortable condo. It had everything we needed and was clean and ready for us. The location was great - close to beaches and dining.
John S.
January 2024

Beautiful location, many gorgeous sunsets, comfortable furnishings, excellent communication with owner, walkable to stores and snorkel beach, quiet neighborhood
Elaine and Bert D.
January 2024

This was an amazing stay at a beautiful property. Everything you would need was provided. Ate on the lanai ever meal. Would stay here again. Thank you for sharing your condo with us.
Linda F.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Quite satisfactory.
Brenda B.
January 2024

This end unit location has beautiful ocean views from several rooms. There is no beach but a gorgeous lava rock wall. There is a pool, tennis and pickle ball courts. The grounds are very well maintained. There is a small shopping center within walking distance with a grocery store and a couple of restaurants. The condo was well equipped, plenty of dishes, pots, pans, and appliances. The washer and dryer are located outside in an attached locked shed. The master bedroom bed was perfect. The other room had two beds that were ok, the kids said they were a little soft and bouncy. We completely enjoyed our stay but if you are the type to prefer that everything is brand new and perfect, you might not. The upstairs bathroom could use a little refresh. It wasn’t anything that stopped us from having great stay. It reminded me of staying at a friend’s place, that happens to be in the middle of paradise.
Roy A.
January 2024

Great property.
Megan M.
January 2024

Clean Great location Super stocked kitchen Super responsive Close to everything
Christian D.
January 2024

Fantastic views, facilities and a great location!
Todd B.
January 2024

Loved this townhome with plenty room for a family of five. We easily cooked meals and enjoyed the spectacular sunset on the small black rock beach in front of the unit. Easy access to Kailua Kona and all its offerings. The unit itself has been updated and tastefully decorated. Highly recommend.
Kelly B.
January 2024


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