Second stay, even better this time!
This was our second stay at this condo, and we were happy to discover upon arrival that the owners have been actively updating and improving the place. It is clean, aesthetically pleasing, and super roomy for the two of us. Cute wall decorations, very appropriately tropical themed. The master bed is just so comfortable. Oh, and there's a new full-sized washer and dryer set. The condo has a variety of water toys, beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, and tennis equipment. We took some floaties with us and walked the quarter mile north to Kahaluu Beach several times. There's also a flat screen with Netflix streaming and DVD player (and a few DVDs, which looked like good titles to me), and books for those days after you've accidentally gotten too sunburned. The lanai (patio) is really large with outdoor furniture for 6. It is newly tiled out there and looks great. Since we went in August, the gated complex was nearly empty, which was a definite plus. The tennis courts had just been refinished within the previous few weeks too, so we played a few games for fun. The assigned parking spot is near the door which made it easy to unload groceries and stuff. We saved quite a bit of money by making the majority of our meals in the kitchen instead of eating out. Sam Choy's up the hill is a lovely place for a romantic dinner, and it's close enough that we walked up there to get the metabolism going before chowing down. Overall, we recommend this rental, for couples or families with kids. If you want to really relax on the Big Island, and stay at a "home away from home", this is an excellent choice.
Fabulous Keauhou Kona Oceanfront 2BR Condo (50' from Water)