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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 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

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 Kailua-Kona

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


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Tu'Tu's Magic Sands Beach House with Huge Pool
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 56 reviews

Great Home for Large Group

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from Kona yesterday after staying at Tu'Tu's Beach House. We were there for a week and we had a great time.

We had 7 people in our group (5 adults, 2 children) and the house was plenty big for us. We enjoyed barbecuing by the pool and staying out there for hours. The house comes equipped with everything you need- the kitchen is fully stocked with small appliances, cookware and utensils. They have beach chairs, beach towels and water gear.

We will definitely stay here again when we visit Kona.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your booking Glad the house worked out for your group
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Cobble Hill, B.C\u003E

A great place for a family

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of ten from Canada, (six adults and four grandchildren.) The house was just the right size. The pool was great and when not a the beach (only 300 metres away) we were in the pool. (especially the children). The house was fully equipped for all our needs. Unfortunately, the people before us left the house in a bit of a mess. The housekeeper (Char) worked like a slave to try to get it ready for us but ended up working until after 5PM. Because the garbage had not been taken to the road we inherited a full can that we needed to deal with for additional four days. If I could make two suggestions for improvement. The house needs some TLC and maintenance. I would be a shame if fell into disrepair because it has so much going for it. Secondly, the bedrooms should be air conditioned.

In summary, we highly recommend this house for a large family get together.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your suggestions
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Mixed bag

  • 2 of 5


Great location - walking distance to the beach

Child friendly - toys, baby equipment, games

Pool - large and partially shaded during the day

Beach equipment - mats, umbrellas, snorkel gear, boogie boards available to use

Large home perfect for 2 families to share and have their own privacy when needed

Very responsive property manager - the internet, cable & phone line went out during our stay and she immediately had the situation rectified.


Home is very dated and would greatly benefit from an update

In the summer it is very warm in the house - numerous fans are provided

Bugs - ants & roaches. Although we took the garbage out frequently and kept the kitchen clean it was a constant battle. For peace of mind we ended up putting all opened food in the refrigerator whether it needed refrigeration or not.

Master bathroom - lack of privacy, did not have a door to separate the bedroom from the bathroom only a beaded divider.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for your comments There is a dressing room with vanity and sinks and closets between the toilet and master bedroom . Yes we have bugs and critters. It is the tropics. I am sure our house is dated, but the pictures on our site show exactly how it is.
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Portland Oregon


  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 (8 adults and 2 children) found the house inviting and the pool a source of wonderful enjoyment after days at the beach. Each adult couple had their private room and the kids shared the hide a bed in the large downstairs living room. (We had some trouble with the upstairs refrigerator. I suggest someone check the temperature settings.) The kitchen is fully equipped. The location was superb for all our adventures.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Des Moines, Washington

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: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Magic sands
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

security seposit $500
Cleaning $300 + Tax
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.