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Country Club Villas Kahalu‘u Bay Villas Kahalu‘u Beach Villas Kanaloa at Kona Keauhou Akahi Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club Keauhou Punahele Keauhou Resort Kona Coast Resort Kona Seaspray Makolea Na Hale O‘Keauhou Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

Country Club Villas

Region: Keauhou

These condos are large and comfortably furnished, and they seem well laid out. Many units have distant ocean views from the large lanais. If you want to avoid stairs, get . . .

Kahalu‘u Bay Villas

Region: Keauhou

It’s a good value with a few downsides. Large units, decent price, reasonably furnished and a 3-minute walk to Kahalu‘u Beach Park. The negative is the location . . .

Kahalu‘u Beach Villas

Region: Keauhou

These condo buildings, finished in 2008, sit right across the street from Kahalu‘u Beach Park and have some decent ocean views from most units. The elevated infinity edge pool . . .

Kanaloa at Kona

Region: Keauhou

Upscale units with amenities, such as showers with two heads and large Jacuzzi bathtubs in the two- and three-bedroom units by the water, outdoor wet bars, etc. 2/2 . . .

Keauhou Akahi

Region: Keauhou

Fairly quiet, small and tidy. The grounds are particularly fragrant with lots of songbirds—kudos to the gardeners. Views are of a golf course. 1/2s (895 sq. ft.) are . . .

Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club

Region: Keauhou

This gated property is made up of older townhouses and newer condos. Huge variation in rooms here, even among the condos. Buildings 1–5 have outstanding units with incredible locations . . .

Keauhou Punahele

Region: Keauhou

Toward the south end of Alii Drive, the grounds are fairly quiet and peaceful. There are lots of long-term rentals here. Most (but not all) units are expensively furnished . . .

Keauhou Resort

Region: Keauhou

Grounds are nice, rates are acceptable. Bedrooms aren’t entirely shut off in some cases; two-story townhouse layouts are preferable. Although it’s refreshing to be able to park . . .

Kona Coast Resort

Region: Keauhou

Also known as Keauhou Gardens, this complex was built in multiple phases. The units in the first phase (where the rental pool comes from) can best be described with one . . .

Kona Seaspray

Region: Keauhou

This consists of two separate (and pretty different) buildings, the larger one and the smaller one. At press time they were renovating some units and always seem to be updating . . .

Makolea

Region: Keauhou

Although not as dumpy as it used to be, it still has cheap, tiny units. Sound carries easily through the building. Across from Kahalu‘u Bay Villas. (Stay there before . . .

Na Hale O‘Keauhou

Region: Keauhou

This gated resort was completed in 2005 with 14 “pods” containing six two-story townhomes each. All have garages that some owners will let you use. The units are contemporary . . .

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa

Region: Keauhou

It’s best described as sophisticated, understated, islandy with Sig Zane designs scattered throughout, but a bit stark with lots of concrete. It does, however, embrace its oceanside location. (But . . .

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