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KONA'S BEST BEACH! Swim-Snorkel-BodySurf! WiFi. FUN!

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
Balcony

Overview of KONA'S BEST BEACH! Swim-Snorkel-BodySurf! WiFi. FUN!

Entire apartment

KONA'S BEST BEACH! Swim-Snorkel-BodySurf! WiFi. FUN!

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4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Entire apartment

1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Kailua-Kona, HI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMagic Sands Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationKahalu'u Beach Park2 min drive
  • Popular LocationOriginal Hawaiian Chocolate Factory6 min drive
  • AirportKailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.)24 min drive

Space details

1 bathroom, sleeps 2
36 sq m
Common area
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

KONA'S BEST BEACH! Swim-Snorkel-BodySurf! WiFi. FUN!

Family-friendly, beachfront condo near Magic Sands Beach
These are crazy times, and we're offering years-ago fantastic rates, for a little while. Let's hope things get better. For now, please check in with us for specifics.

As of October 15, 2020 you can bypass the 14 day quarantine by presenting confirmation of a negative pre-travel COVID test when you arrive in Kona or Hilo. You can check specifics with Hawaii State Department of Health website, as requirements are changing-- sometimes quickly.
As of November 24, you are required to have a negative test before boarding your flight. There has been some pushback that this is not needed, so it's best to check before you arrive.

Here are your options for staying with us:
NOW (updated on November 26, 2020):
1. AVOID QUARANTINE with Pre-Travel testing, possibly with a second rapid test upon arrival.
2. Stay for 180 days, or longer, and you can quarantine at our place. Or
3. Quarantine somewhere else and stay for whatever length of time you would like.
4. Come have a stay-cation! (Because you live on island and want some time to relax.)

We are strongly suggesting travel insurance if you are coming from the mainland because we don't want either of us to get into a situation where you test positive a day or two before flying and cannot come on your trip. We think this is the best approach for everyone. We've researched a few companies for Cancellation For Any Reason policies and we have an info sheet for when you inquire or book. Now, on to the more fun items of interest!

Guests often comment that our studio exceeded their expectations. We imagine it's because of the recent extensive renovation. It was a complete renovation and all work was done by professionals. The studio has a Good-sized and Functional Kitchen, a Direct View to the Beach, Free and Convenient parking, and of course, WiFi. There's an Outdoor BBQ at the building as well as at the Beach Park across the street, or a table top electric one you can use on the lanai. And NOW, a great ocean-front restaurant venue for lunch or dinner is right across the street. It's a 1 minute walk to "Magics". It's a class act at a reasonable price and we love the free sparkling water. You can sit outside on the lanai, or inside. Both with HUGE ocean views.
Magic Sands beach also has a VolleyBall court where many locals play often. And the Kona Trolley can take you the few miles north to the heart of Kailua-Kona too.

Dolphins play just offshore at La`aloa Bay (often called Magic Sands Beach) and are great fun to watch. Last winter a mama humpback and her calf lolled just off-shore for weeks! People were swimming out to see them, but as you can imagine, the life-guards at the beach "reminded" them that it is illegal to approach wildlife.

This studio is just far enough out of town to see stars at night, yet, close enough for easy access to all that Kailua-Kona offers. It's 4 miles from the Kailua Pier, and about 3 miles to where town starts. And, they are flat miles. You could easily take the Kona Trolley one direction and walk the other.

The Venetian plastered walls and ceiling, as well as the wood floors, give a wonderful feel to the studio while the vintage Rattan furniture is charming and comfortable. The natural edge Mango Wood Bar has the view! And there is a full-sized desk, in case you need that. The Queen-Sized Bed is very comfortable --just as Goldilocks would like -- not too firm, not too soft. The kitchen has local hardwood (Silky Oak) cabinets, granite counter tops, plenty of storage, nice/sharp knives, nice/heavy stainless cook-ware--basically anything you would need. A full-sized refrigerator makes longer stays easy. Coffee maker, french press, coffee grinder, microwave, toaster-oven, regular toaster, all stainless pans, and plenty of kitchen-ware are all there for your use. There are even cloth napkins and Grohe faucets in the kitchen and bath. There's a shared, coin-operated washer and dryer for the building. Great for longer stays! Strong ceiling fans that really move the air -- one in the main area and one in the kitchen. There is also an iron and a small ironing board--just in case you need to look spiffy!

There are a few sets of snorkel gear so you can check out the clear Kona waters and the super-colorful tropical fishes. We do suggest you bring your own, or rent from a local company, if you are serious about your equipment. You can quickly walk to at least 3 spots to get in (and more importantly, get out) of the ocean. You'll be seeing reef fish almost immediately--and as you go out a bit it only gets better. Kahala`u Beach Park is considered by many the best close snorkel spot and we would call it Snorkeling 101 because it's inside a reef. Personally, we prefer going in at Magic Sands (or just slightly north or south of Magic Sands) because the water is deeper, the coral is less disturbed, and the fish are just as plentiful. You can decide which you like better!

Since we are on-island residents and "neat-nics", we are proud of the fact that there are few places for bugs to get inside, nor are there many places for them to live. In our recent renovation, we were amazed how many nooks, crannies, and cracks we eliminated.

Check us out, we could be your best lei-over yet!

Also: To be in compliance with Hawaii State Law (Act 204 Session Laws Hawaii State Legislature, 2015) our Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax I. D. No. is TA-116-308-1728-01. Our STVR (Short Term Vacation Rental Registration No is STVR-19-361688. The placard is posted on the back of the front door, inside the unit. Aloha.
Guest accommodation at this condo offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

This Kailua-Kona condo provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Barbara Bell
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Beach

  • On the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's toys

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels

Dining

  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • Studio
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo

Living spaces

  • Fireplace

Entertainment

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Dryer
  • Near a laundromat

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Lift
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock

General

  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 390 sq ft (36 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number STVR-19-361688

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Kona's Best Beach! Swim-snorkel-bodysurf! Wifi. Fun! Condo
Kona's Best Beach! Swim-snorkel-bodysurf! Wifi. Fun! Kailua-Kona

About this area

Kailua-Kona

Located in Kailua-Kona, this condo is on the beach. Lekeleke Burial Grounds and Mokuaikaua Church are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory and Kona Country Club. Travelling with kids? Consider Haleo Luau and Kona Le'a Plantation. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Magic Sands Beach - 3 min walk
  • Kahalu'u Beach Park - 2 min drive
  • Sadie Seymour Botanical Garden - 6 min drive
  • Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory - 6 min drive
  • Kona Le'a Plantation - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) - 24 min drive

Restaurants

  • Royal Thai Café - 4 min drive
  • Peaberry & Galette - 4 min drive
  • La Bourgogne French Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Green Flash Coffee - 5 min drive
  • Humpy's Big Island Alehouse - 7 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 68 out of 95 reviews
5 - Excellent 72%
Rating 4 - Good. 22 out of 95 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 95 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 95 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 95 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Perfect stay across from volleyball.
This studio was well equipped and manager communication was friendly and flawless. Located across road from disappearing sans beach we enjoyed the boogie boarding and daily volleyball games with locals.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Best host ever
The property is exactly as listed, clean, great location any and all amenities you could need. The only surprise had nothing to do with the host or the property but has to do with the awesome swimming beach in front of the unit. This beach is open from 7 a.m to 11 p.m. and on weekends the locals will arrive early to reserve a parking spot on the street and some of the younger locals can play their music too loud. The unit has no AC and the sliders are original single pane glass and the building is constructed out of concrete block. What does all this mean? The slider is always open if you are there and the loud base heavy music from the cars parked in front of the unit can actually get louder inside the unit as it bounces around the block walls. The park closes at 11 and everything stops at 11 or at least it quiets down to just a white noise level when it strikes 11. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to any of my family or friends and would make this my go to place to stay on my next visit to the island. The host were accessible and very easy to work with and if I have any complaints it has nothing to do with the host or anything within any of their control to change. Great host, great unit, great location which will lead to a great time, just like I had on my 2 week stay.

1/5 Terrible

NO A.C. ITS SUPER HOT INSIDE
THE LOCATION IS GOOD BUT ITS IMPOSIBLE TO STAY IN THIS ROOM THAT IS SO HOT, IT WAS A NIGTHMARE

4/5 Good

Well equipped and as described
The Condo was very clean and as described. We had everything we needed and then some. The only drawback was the lack of air conditioning and the street noise. We arrived early evening after having been on the road all day from Hana and sight seeing on the way. We were looking forward to getting to the unit and relaxing. However, after being closed up all day, the place was like an oven! The fans did little to help that first evening. After the first night, we adjusted to leaving the screen slider open and because the weekend was over, the beach noise and street traffic was greately reduced. Over all we had a great time. Definite pluses were the assigned parking, laundry and proximity to the beach. (as well as the beach gear provided)

5/5 Excellent

Great Experience
The property was great! Good location and close to most things in Kona. It can get pretty warm some evenings, but the fans do help. The property had just about everything you’ll need. The oven is only a toaster oven, so if you’re shopping for groceries, keep that in mind. The Kona/Hawaii information books came in very handy. That was very appreciated. Overall an awesome experience that we highly recommend!