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Kona Magic Sands Hawaii Hale Akai Vacation Rental

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Last updated: 03/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Four bedroom, four bath, two story home- walk to Magic Sands Beach Park

Hale Akai means home by the sea- your sanctuary. Enjoy brilliant tropical sunset skies and a peak of the ocean from the lanai and upstairs suites. You'll have two master suites and a single bed room upstairs and a master suite and two bathrooms downstairs. You are provided toilet paper, hand soap, towels and all bathrooms have a tub/shower. The floor plan allows a large family or group of friends to share the home yet have individual privacy. The owner's master suite coffee maker, bar refrigerator and seating area- your own private get away! You will have secure wireless internet, smart television downstairs , board and card games, as well as fiction, historical, ethnographic, and geographic literature. Beach towels, mats and related items are also available.
*High season covers major holidays, spring and summer break and special events- see reservations calendar or call for dates.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Parents are responsible for child-proofing. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking not allowed on property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Service animals welcomed, pets considered (Additional refundable pet security deposit). Fenced yard....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Makali'i: 1 queen

    May share bath with Kalani or use downstairs bath....moreless

  • Ali'i: 1 king

    Studio w/bar-fridge, coffee maker. microwave & seating area...moreless

  • Kalani: 1 king

    Private or shared bath, futon available...moreless

  • Ohana: 1 king, 1 double

    Ground floor, private bath, full size bed and seating area...moreless

  • Full house rate is based on 6 to 8 adults with 4 children. While beds are available for up to 10, an additional deposit and daily rate will apply. We may consider more than 8 adults but the deposit will be $1,000.00. No additional charge for up to 2 children (under 12). Downstairs Ohana suite is on ground level, with 4 inch rise into house, and is perfect for those who have difficulty with stairs. Bathroom door is 30 inches wide, bathtub has 15 inch rise into the bath tub. (Many Hawaiian homes are above grade and have multiple levels to take advantage of tropical breezes and views.)...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This is a shared bathroom off the living area....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hair dryer...moreless

  • Bathroom 3

    Can be private or shared with small bedroom. Hair dryer....moreless

  • Bathroom 4

    Double sinks, hair dryer ...moreless

  • Four full bathrooms with tub and shower combination. Three master suites have king beds and private bathrooms, queen bedroom room can share bath with Kalani suite or use full bath downstairs. Ohana Suite has a full (double) bed in addition to the king size bed...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Nearest spa is at the Sheraton Hotel, 2 miles away. Many local massage are therapists available to come to the home. All major hotels have spa services. Babysitting service is available, Doorstep Dining will deliver meals from most restaurants and Pizza delivery from Dominoes is also available. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Assortment of fiction, historical and Hawaiian books....moreless

  • Games:

    Assorted card and board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic plus- Music, History Channel, Discovery, TLC, HGTV, Disney, On Demand and numerous local and specialty channels. Smart TV downstairs ....moreless

  • Television:

    HD ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Peek at the ocean from upstairs rooms....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Total of 15 chairs and bar stools in 3 dining areas....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 15 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    In Ali'i and Ohana suites- additional charge for use....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Secure wireless high speed internet. Wireless printer....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 15, stainless steel cookware, assorted serving, storage and baking items....moreless

  • Dishwasher


  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Dining table and side chairs...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some snorkel equipment, beach mats, boogie boards, beach towels....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$1,785 $5,950

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $300 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 14.9%


High Season includes all major holidays, summer and Ironman. Minimum stay during high season is 7 nights. For low season or last minute opening bookings, Hale Akai may be available as a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom home for a 5 night minimum, priced from $105.00 to $235.00 per night. Minimum stay during high season is 7 days unless shorter openings are available. Contact owner for details and availability. Please disregard the Home Away/VRBO booking fee. WE use paypal and do not invoice through VRBO so you will NOT be charged that fee.

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Last updated: 03/17/2017
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona International (KOA) Kailua Kona
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sam Choy's and Kenichi Pacific
1.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kona Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mamalahoa (Hawaii Belt Highway)
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kenichi Pacific, Subway, L&L Bar-B-Q, Sam Choy's
69 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mauna Kea Summit (not developed)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Magic Sands (La'a Loa Beach Park)

Car: Recommended

Hale A Kai - means Home by the sea, your vacation retreat. This 2000 square foot home is located on a quiet cul de sac in the Magic Sands community, twelve miles south of the Kona (KOA) airport. Walk less than two blocks to La`a Loa (Magic Sands) Beach for boogie boarding, swimming and fabulous sunsets .

Less than one mile away is Kahalu'u Beach Park, acclaimed for its easy access snorkeling for all levels. Swim with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and a large variety of reef fish or just relax and watch the sea turtles sunning on the rocks. Rentals and lessons are available for snorkeling, surfing and stand up surfing.

The Keauhou Shopping Center is two miles away featuring an array of shopping and dining options. Keauhou Bay features the Kona Country Club 18 hole golf course. Available at the Keauhou Bay Marina are kayak rentals and boat excursions to swim with manta rays and dolphins as well as a whale watching, snorkel and sunset cruises. You will be just 4 miles away from the village of Kailua Kona featuring dozens of restaurants, stores, historic sites and major retail stores such as Target, Ross, Walmart and Hilo Hattie. Drive or pay $2.00 for an open trolley ride from Magic Sands Beach Park. Just over an hour away is Mauna Kea Summit which offers spectacular star gazing with nightly tours available through the Mauna Kea Observatory Visitor Information Center. On winter days travel to the snow, rent a board or sled and bring back an ice chest full of snow for a beach snowman! Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Zoo, Rainbow and Akaka Falls are all about 2.5 hours away, so plan for a long day, the island really is Big!

Free cultural events are available almost nightly, West Hawaii Today, Keauhou, Kona Commons and Lanihau Shopping Center's calendars (to name a few). Start streaming KAPA FM Radio live to begin your Aloha filled vacation NOW!

Before booking Hale Akai Please


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Living and working in the Beautiful Napa Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and needing a break from stressful jobs. We found the La'a Loa /Kahalu'u/Keauhou area to be the perfect place to relax, heal and enjoy friends and family. We purchased Hale Akai as a vacation rental partnership and fell in love with the island, our neighbors and Hawai'i life. We have been privileged to make lifetime friends with many of our guests, some of whom have returned twice a year since 2004!

Why the Owner Chose Kailua-Kona, HI, USA:
The location! We have all of the benefits of living near the ocean on the beautiful Kona coast with out all of the noise and congestion of being right on the beach. After renting a home on the beach for two years, we found that being down on Ali'i drive, next to the ocean, was noisy, scary during high surf and expensive. Less than a mile from one of the best snorkeling beaches in Hawai'i, 0.2 miles from a white sand beach with amazing sunset and boogie boarding, close to shopping, public transit and centrally located on the western coast, it's the perfect location! We wanted this specific neighborhood for it's safe, peaceful and convenient location. There were few properties for sale in the area so our Realtor sent letters to every property owner in the neighborhood and we spent several vacations driving up and down the streets waiting for a home to become available! La'a Loa, the name of this area, means very sacred and Keauhou is 'a place to return to for healing' The area has a peacefulness that stays with you. King Kamehaha III was born two miles away and this was a favorite vacation area for King David Kalakawa, his summer cottage is one mile away. Sharing Hale Akai as a vacation rental gives us a chance to give back some of the pleasure and peace this home has given our family and friends over the past 10 years. Before booking please know that our home is located in a peaceful residential neighborhood.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Hawai'i Island, known by tourists as the Big Island, is the most diverse having 11 of the worlds 13 climate zones. You can literally play in the snow and be back on the beach in just over an hour, walk in rain forests, over lava fields and actually watch lava flow. The Kona Coast is known for it's beaches, coffee farms, cattle ranches, beautiful sunsets and peaceful, laid back atmosphere. Hale Akai is in a quiet residential neighborhood with both vacation rentals and residences. As I sit on the lanai writing this, the palms are gently swaying and I can hear the surf crashing, doves and cardinals singing and far off in the distance the gentle sound of bagpipes from a Scottish neighbor. The sand is not the only magical part of this island!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/17/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Outdoor dining.

    Outdoor dining.

  • Ali'i master suite, upstairs with lanai.

    Ali'i master suite, upstairs with lanai.

  • Ali'i master bath.

    Ali'i master bath.

  • Hale Akai sunset.

    Hale Akai sunset.

  •  Bar/table seats 5 (plus 2 w/stools) Table seats 5 in chairs. Outdoor dining- 10+

    Bar/table seats 5 (plus 2 w/stools) Table seats 5 in chairs. Outdoor dining- 10+

  • Magic Sands Beach when the sand is out.

    Magic Sands Beach when the sand is out.

  • View of Hualalai Crater on morning walk (0.3 mi from house)

    View of Hualalai Crater on morning walk (0.3 mi from house)

  • Hale Akai from street

    Hale Akai from street

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Ali'i Master Suite seating area

    Ali'i Master Suite seating area

  • Upstairs lanai off Ali'i and Kalani Suites.

    Upstairs lanai off Ali'i and Kalani Suites.

  • Master suite with private bath and lanai.

    Master suite with private bath and lanai.

  • Path off front entrance leading to lanai.

    Path off front entrance leading to lanai.

  • Ohana suite bathroom

    Ohana suite bathroom

  • Makali'i, queen size bed, shared bathroom.

    Makali'i, queen size bed, shared bathroom.

  • Helpful people warning drivers to put on seatbelts and slow down!

    Helpful people warning drivers to put on seatbelts and slow down!

  • Pu'u Honua o Honaunau- the city of refuge, Amazing place only 25 minutes away.

    Pu'u Honua o Honaunau- the city of refuge, Amazing place only 25 minutes away.

  • View from upstairs lanai.

    View from upstairs lanai.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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