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5 minute walk to Magic Sands Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Clean and Quiet Apartment Close to Beaches, Downtown Kona and Ali'i Drive

Continue to spread the word about this excellent opportunity near Magic Sands Beach! La'Aloa Hale is offered at a great low rate of only $109/night!

Welcome to La'Aloa Hale! The perfect location for individuals or couples in search of a tranquil environment. Close enough to be lulled to sleep when the surf is up yet tucked away from the bustle of Ali'i Drive.

The apartment is situated on a quiet street off Ali'i Drive and super close to Magic Sands Beach.

This exceptionally clean and nicely appointed vacation rental is a corner apartment on the ground floor of our home. You will enjoy the separate entrance and backyard with outdoor seating. Unlike many of the other spaces for rent on VRBO this is not a downstairs ohana or condo with people living above you. We want you to have a wonderful vacation so you can rest assured that we take great care of the space and our guests!

La'Aloa Hale boasts a spacious 650 square feet of open living space with available air conditioning. It is nicely furnished with luxury linens on a new comfy queen bed, large walk-in closet, comfortable loveseat, tropical dining area and kitchenette. The bathroom has a jetted tub with shower and double sinks.

You will be a short 5 minute walk from the ever popular Magic Sands Beach - also known as White Sands Beach and by the traditional Hawaiian name of La'Aloa which means “Very Sacred”. The Kanaka Maoli (ancient Hawaiians) were very much in touch with the natural energy of the earth and were well aware of the special nature of this area. Perhaps the dolphins and whales who still spend time playing in the waters just off the shore of Magic Sands Beach shared secrets with them. Regardless, it is the area where the Ali'i (Hawaiian Royalty) chose to make their homes, hence the name Ali'i Drive.

We are particularly lucky to have the remains of what is believed to be an ancient road running through our backyard. It was likely a well used path to travel from the ocean to the fertile farmlands up mauka (up the mountain). If you are lucky you might even see a Night Marcher! (ghost of an ancient Hawaiian warrior)

We value our guests privacy and you may decide how much you want to chat with us.

Our home is located off Ali'i Drive on La'Aloa Avenue in a peaceful residential neighborhood known as White Sands Estates. It is a wonderful resting spot for individuals or couples looking for a quiet retreat after a fun day of play.

After experimenting with living in different areas and at different elevations on the Kona side of the island this is our favorite place! Warm, dry and nearly always sunny!

Conveniently located near four popular beaches. It is a 5 minute walk to White Sands / Magic Sands Beach and 4 Mile. Magic Sands Beach features beautiful white sand, crystalline, turquoise water, and super fun boogie boarding. 4 Mile is a well-known scuba diving spot. World class surfing is 1 mile away at Lyman's Bay to the North and Kahaluu beach to the South. Kahaluu also offers easy access to honu (green sea turtles), spectacular snorkeling and beginning surf lessons.

Nearby Keauhou shopping center (2 miles away), has dining, shops, a grocery store, theater, live entertainment and a wonderful Saturday Farmers Market with local coffees, organic produce etc.

Kailua Village, the main tourist area, and the town of Kailua-Kona are 4 miles to the north.

The Kona airport is approximately 20 minutes from the house. A rental car is highly recommended for ease of transportation and sightseeing. However, we are only a few blocks from the public bus line and the sightseeing trolley picks up along Ali'i Drive.

The apartment is cleaned only upon departure. If you are staying for more than 7 days we require an additional cleaning of the suite and linens for a fee of $60.

More Details

Property Manager
Paul Pencak
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Paul Pencak

I came to Kona for a vacation in 2012 to fulfill the dream of swimming with wild dolphins. The experience was literally life-changing! Within 4 months we let go of our predictable midwestern lifestyle to embrace the adventure of living in Paradise. It was one of the best decisions ever. It feels as if I live in heaven on earth.

I look forward to sharing the magic of the Big Island with you!

Aloha and a hui hou,


What makes this apartment unique

The great thing about our location is how close we are to Kona's most popular beaches - Magic Sands and Kahalu'u. At the same time, we are tucked up into the neighborhood just enough to be free from the noise and bustle of Ali'i drive. We are happy to offer you a peaceful resting place after a busy day exploring all the Big Island has to offer!


Kailua-Kona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Jetted Tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Free Wifi Internet Connection


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5 minute walk to Magic Sands Beach!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This place is great! Excellent location! The owner is awesome. The apartment was fully stocked with everything we needed. The shower was the best thing ever! It is private and quiet! The bed is comfortable! I loved getting up and walking to the beach each morning. I would definitely stay here again! Also very, very clean and nicely decorated!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and quiet. Close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Small and cozy.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Very close to Kona's amenities. 10 minute walk to a lovely small beach. Quiet, private entrance.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were very private and the location was excellent, 5 minute walk to the beach! Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

We found refuge in a quiet neighborhood, near enough to beaches and town. Very restful stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and classy

  • 5 of 5

Private yet close to the beach. Cleanest place I've ever had the pleasure of staying at. Perfect!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sam Choy's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Magic Sands
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

E Komo Mai – Welcome!

We love our home and trust you will too.

Check in time is 3:00pm
Check out time is 11:00am

This an easy going household with a few simple rules to be followed during your stay.

Please leave shoes by the door.
No smoking on the property.
No candles left unattended.
No children under 12.
No pets.

Quiet time is observed between 10pm and 6am.

Please turn off the air conditioner when leaving for the day. We try to conserve energy for the sake of our planet whenever possible. The room can be cooled down again quickly if necessary when you return.

After use, please return beach towels and gear to their places outdoors to avoid sand in the apartment.

IMPORTANT - Please help us prevent any bug issues in this humid tropical environment. Ants are wonderful cleaners and will arrive on a new job site within a few hours. We prefer they do their work outside in the garbage can rather than on the counter! Remove trash often. Keep food in sealed containers or in the refrigerator.

Upon departure, the kitchen should be free of food and the dirty dishes washed. We will be happy to put clean dishes away for you.

Please let us know when you check out

Mahalo nui loa!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.