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5 Minute Walk to Magic Sands Beach!

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

Help us spread the word about this excellent opportunity near Magic Sands Beach! La'Aloa Hale is offered at a great low rate of only $99/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 550 square feet of open living space with available air conditioning. It is nicely furnished with luxury linens on a 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 $50.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 550 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Free Wifi Internet Connection



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


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Please turn off the air conditioner when leaving for an extended time (more than an hour). The space can be quickly cooled down when you return. Electricity is exceptionally expensive in Hawaii - Thx!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking:

    Free street parking directly in front of the house ...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio

Building Type

  • House


from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$760 $3,200

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $5 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 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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sam Choy's
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Magic Sands

Car: Recommended


Manager info

About: 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, Paul

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • Welcome to Paradise!

    Welcome to Paradise!

  • 5 minute walk to popular La'aloa Bay - Magic Sands Beach

    5 minute walk to popular La'aloa Bay - Magic Sands Beach

  • Fun in the waves at La'Aloa Beach - aka Magic Sands

    Fun in the waves at La'Aloa Beach - aka Magic Sands

  • Mom and baby humpback whales

    Mom and baby humpback whales

  • Fabulous Kona Sunset

    Fabulous Kona Sunset

  • Stories of Hawaiian culture told first hand at Pu'honua o Honaunau

    Stories of Hawaiian culture told first hand at Pu'honua o Honaunau

  • E Komo Mai!

    E Komo Mai!

  • Magic Sands

    Magic Sands

  • Spinner Dolphins call the Big Island home

    Spinner Dolphins call the Big Island home

  • Sunset at Mauna Kea Observatory - just an hour drive from Kona

    Sunset at Mauna Kea Observatory - just an hour drive from Kona

  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Nat'l Park - aka City of Refuge a scenic 30 min drive away

    Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Nat'l Park - aka City of Refuge a scenic 30 min drive away

  • Fragrant Plumeria growing in our yard

    Fragrant Plumeria growing in our yard

VRBO #644865

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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