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Tu'Tu's Magic Sands Beach House with Huge Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 11 nights


About the property

Large Two Story Home With 2 Kitchens, 2 Living Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths

Large modern home in White Sands Beach Estates. 3/4 miles from famous Kahaluu Beach Park, the best snorkeling on all the Islands.


*Wrap around Lanai (700 sq. ft) Ocean View from Lanai

*Master King-size suite with private bath and private lanai

state of Hawaii ;hawaii tax i.d. W40921066-01

*Second queen size bedroom with private lanai and adjacent full bath

*Large kitchen

*Spacious dining/living room


Huge living room

*small bar kitchen

*King size bedroom with lanai overlooking pool and adjacent bath.

Queen size bedroom

Amenities: Phone, TV, Cable, VCR/DVD. stereo, CD Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave/Convention oven, Dishwasher, Two refrigerators, Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils provided. Linens provided. Washer/Dryer, Private Pool, Gas BBQ, No Smoking

Beach Chairs, Towels provided. Boogie Boards, Pool Floats, Snorkeling Equipment, Croquet.

Activities: Near Shopping, restaurants, Cinemas, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/ Diving, Boating, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing Para sailing.

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

About The Owner

Hawaii was my dream; to live here in retirement and have my children come and visit. Then the grandchildren started to come, and Hawaii was just too far away for this Tutu (Hawaiian for grandmother) and so we moved back to the big Big Island. This is a family home, in a quiet neighborhood near the beach, able to accommodate up to 10 people for memorable family get togethers and occasions.

Why The Owner chose Kona Coast

The lush, garden setting with pool is just magnificent. Tropical birds sing in the trees, plumeria fragrance the air, charming geckos climb the walls, and screens keep out critters we don't want inside. We so enjoy the tropics that we've adapted to them - so no air conditioning, just gentle fans cooling each room. And because it's the tropics, you may find mosquitoes in summer in some areas of the island (occasionally including ours).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house is great and your back yeard is a heavenly sanctuary that I will never forget. We had coffee out there every morning in what felt like paradise.
Aug 2005
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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoors
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , bath ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , bath adjacent
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , bath adjacent
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Tu'Tu's Magic Sands Beach House with Huge Pool
average rating of 4.875 based on 52 reviews

Perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tutu's Beach House over the Memorial Day weekend. I was on R&R and I met my parents and sisters in Kona. My nephew's graduation was also during that weekend so it was a family reunion of sorts.

I searched all options for accommodations this weekend and Tutu's Beach House stood out because not only did it have room for everyone, it is also pet friendly. I did extensive research on the majority of lodging options in and around the Kailua-Kona area and the only hotel that was pet friendly is out in Waikoloa and charged the same price as this home for one room that could only hold a max of 4 people. Also it was a standard room with no extras.

Tutu's Beach House has 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a full kitchen upstairs, a kitchenette downstairs, 4 full bathrooms, a swimming pool, washing machine and dryer, on lot parking for at least 4 vehicles, the list goes on. All for the same price as a standard room at a luxury hotel. It was well worth staying here for the minimum 5 days. The house does not have air conditioning so if that is a deal breaker then this home is not for you, hey if it gets too hot in the house you could always jump in the pool. They do have ceiling fans in all rooms as well as tower fans. We are a local family and are used to no HVAC in our homes so it was not a big deal for us.

We arrived to a clean home, all essential items in place (towels, linens, kitchen items etc.) and helpful instructions about the house. There was beach gear available for use as well (floaties, chairs and towels).

Be aware that there are large flying roaches that come out at night so don't leave the screen door open, also the mosquitoes may be a nuisance, but there were citronella candles available to help keep them at bay. This is also pretty normal for us so not a big deal.

I do apologize if we made too much noise talking and laughing with each other, but it was such a restful, relaxing weekend at Tutu's Beach House, we couldn't help ourselves.

I would definitely stay here again if they will have us and I also recommend this home to anyone looking for a family and pet friendly place to stay. VRBO comes through again, and thank you Marilee for all your help.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Nice to have you
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Wonderful vacation with the family

  • 5 of 5

I stayed a week with my daughters and grandchildren. The house and tropical yard are wonderful. The pool is as big and beautiful as it looks in the picture. We spent a lot of time playing in the water and relaxing in the backyard and on the lanai. Lots of floaties are available so you need not buy them. There are even water wings that worked well for our 4 year old.

The house has plenty of room to spread out. We awakened each morning to the sounds of birds...what a nice way to wake up. Lots of geckos around, which we all enjoyed seeing.

Magic Sands Beach is a short walk away so you can spend time there during the day. We spent a morning there with the boogie boards (don't need to buy or rent those either). The sand is also fun for the little ones. We also walked down to view the sunset.

I am writing this review while sitting on the lanai with a cup of coffee early in the morning. And listening to and even seeing the birds in the trees. My morning ritual....

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo
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What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

This was truly a great home away from home. We had 6 adults and 4 children three years and under and spent 10 days here. We had everything we needed to be really comfortable and so much space! It was so handy to have the use of beach towels, chairs, boogie boards and sand toys for the beach days and all the pool toys for the stay at home days. Loved the pool and the yard is SO beautiful, very private. We also had the use of a crib for the youngest in our group and it was greatly appreciated. We were cooking at the house most of the time and to have a well stocked kitchen was great as well as access to the BBQ! Everything you could think of was available. Loved the lanai where we spent our meal times together. The location was very convenient for access to shopping and the local beaches as well as the main highway to other day trips. Thank you so much for such a lovely place to stay, we enjoyed it immensely! Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for leaving the house so clean
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Location Location Location

  • 5 of 5

You can not find a better location on the island. Large home walking distance to the beach. Backyard is breathtaking. Fantastic landscaping and an amazing banana tree! House is large and family friendly.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo
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Very Nice Home

  • 4 of 5

This home is very large and spacious. The 7 adults in our party had ample room and the 4 bathrooms was definitely a bonus. The pool is fantastic and very well maintained. The house needs a little TLC but overall a good space. I was a bit disappointed that the bikes were not usable as they were rusty and both had flat tires.

This is a perfect home for anyone with a large group as it provides privacy for anyone who wants it yet has great areas to come together as a group.

Thank you for allowing us the use of the house -our time there was enjoyed by all.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes keeping bicycles from getting rusty in Hawaii is an impossible task We got rid of them
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If your nana had a Hawaiian house - this would be it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 4 adults, a 10 month old baby, a 3 year old and a 7 year old. This place is huge. We didn't use one bedroom at all. It basically has two living rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs which is great for multi-family stays. We brought our nanny to help with our girls and her and her fiance had the basement area entirely to themselves and we stayed upstairs. I loved all the local decor throughout and nothing feels stuffy about this place in any way. If you're looking for shiny, new, spotless this isn't the house for you. If you're looking for a welcoming, kid-friendly house where memories get made and moms can relax, pick Tutus. She has a lot of (oldies but goodies) great kid items (2 wooden cribs/mattresses, baby bath insert, booster seat, high chair) that came in handy. We used our pack n play poolside and had the baby in a crib in the master bathroom's closet area. Bring your baby monitors so you can sit poolside while they nap. The backyard is fenced and a little slice of paradise (we didn't leave our first day to do anything). There's a double hammock, a huge gorgeous tile turtle pool with a shallow (4 ft) and deep end, tons of outdoor seating, rafts, pools toys, a outdoor pool bathroom, etc... THIS POOL IS PERFECT. The yard gets some shade and some sun which was great for this family of redheads. The front of the house had a deck that runs the length of the house with green leafy tree cover, it's fenced and covered and was where we ate every meal. The kitchen had everything we needed, the appliances are older and the pans aren't the newest but they did the trick. We grilled every night (there are two gas grills on the property, the front and back of the house) to keep the heat down and to make the most of the amazing seafood we had at our disposal. The beds are all comfortable. We put a bed against the sliding door in one room upstairs so our young girls couldn't open and there's a door you can shut to the steps downstairs which was handy with a crawler. The downstairs had a little kitchenette/beer fridge for easy pool access. Find a place called Keiki Ponds if you have young kids it's the perfect Kona beach for you and you can go right down the street to Kahaluu Beach Park and snorkel in the morning during low tide with young kids and they can stand, look down and see tropical fish everywhere!! Kona is truly paradise and this house like home there.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Magic sands
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
standard rate
Jun 25 2017 - Dec 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 10 2017 - Oct 20 2017
11 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
10 night minimum stay
Oct 8 2018 - Oct 20 2018
10 night minimum stay
Dec 14 2018 - Jan 4 2019
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
security seposit $500
Tax Rate 14.3%

hawaii tax ID TA159-018-3936-01
GE TAX id 159-018-3936-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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