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Walk To Magic Sands Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Nice Private Room In A Shared Home With A Short Walk Magic Sands Beach

Help spread the word a fantastic opportunity near Magic Sands Beach, Kahalu'u Beach and Ali'i Drive! This cozy, private room (with Air Conditioning!) new comfy queen bed and private full bathroom plus shared spaces in a nice home is a great home base for exploring the Big Island!

Please note: This is a Private Room with Private Bathroom in a Shared Home. The private bathroom is not attached to the room but just a few steps down the hall. If you are looking for a completely private apartment please see my other listing on VRBO - La'Aloa Hale

VRBO Listing 644865

Welcome to White Sands Beach Estates!

The perfect location for those 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 Alli'i Drive.

This fully gated and private home is located on a quiet street just a 5 minute walk to Magic Sands Beach on renowned Ali'i drive.

Magic Sands Beach is 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 the 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)

You will enjoy your own private second floor, air conditioned room with a comfy double bed - perfect for one and perfectly cozy for two! You will also have a private full bathroom just a few steps down the hallway. Your bedroom has a door leading to your sunrise and mountain view lanai - also exclusively for your use!

Shared spaces include a full kitchen, living room and dining room. There are also several outdoor seating areas for dining, reading or just enjoying the birds!

Privacy is important. You decide how much you would like to chat.

The 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 those looking for a quiet retreat after a fun day of play.

This is the perfect location on the Big Island - warm, dry and nearly always sunny!

It is conveniently located near four popular beaches:

- White Sands / Magic Sands Beach

- 4 mile

- Lyman's Bay to the North

- Kahalu'u beach to the South

Magic Sands Beach features beautiful white sand (in the summer), crystalline, turquoise water, and super fun boogie boarding. 4 Mile is a well-known snorkel and scuba diving spot. World class surfing is 1 mile away at Lyman's Bay to the North and Kahalu'u beach to the South. Kahalu'u 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, movie 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. At the same time, we are only a few blocks from the public bus line and the sightseeing trolley picks up along Ali'i Drive.

After experimenting with living in different areas and at different elevations on the Kona side of the island this is the place to be - warm, dry and nearly always sunny!

The Kona airport (KOA) is approximately 20 minutes from the house. A rental car is highly recommended for ease of transportation and sightseeing.

Check in time is 3:00pm

Check out time is 12:00 pm

There are just a few simple rules to be followed during your stay:

Please leave shoes by the door - Hawaiian style

No smoking on the property

No children under 12

No pets

Keep the shared kitchen clean

Quiet time is observed between 10pm and 6am.

Please keep beach towels and gear outdoors to avoid sand in the house.

Important - Please help prevent any bug issues in this humid tropical environment. Ants are wonderful cleaners and will arrive on a new job site very quickly. So, please be sure to keep the kitchen neat and clean. Do not leave dishes in the sink to be washed later....

Mahalo nui loa!

More Details

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

About Paul Pencak

The dream of swimming with wild dolphins brought me to Kona for a vacation in 2012. The experience was literally life-changing! Within 4 months I let go of my 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. Looking forward to sharing the magic of the Big Island with you - Aloha and A Hui Hou!

Why Paul Pencak chose Kailua-Kona

The great thing about this location is its proximity to Kona's most two popular beaches - Magic Sands and Kahalu'u. At the same time, it is tucked up into the neighborhood just enough to be free from the noise and bustle of Ali'i drive. Its a pleasure to offer a peaceful resting place after a busy day of exploring all the Big Island has to offer!


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Private Full Bathroom just down the hall
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double Bed - Perfect for one and Perfectly Cozy for Two!
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
$99/night single occupancy $10/night extra for the second guest


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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

A great quiet location....

  • 5 of 5

A very quiet area of Kona and was I. A perfect spot for the activities we wanted to do. Local to great scenery, beaches, shopping and food...House was very clean and had a great Hawaiian vibe.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

Paul is a great guy - very accommodating and stealth. Close proximity to the beach with easy parking. House is large and clean with a nice kitchen. We'd love to stay again if we are in Kona.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to the Shore

  • 4 of 5

House is really close to the shore, just as advertise. Roomy and airy house. Street parking so no congestion.

Enjoyed my visit! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belfair, WA USA

Great property

  • 5 of 5

Very good experience at this home. It was clean and quiet. Paul was a great host; provided us with a travel book & good tips. Bathroom is down the hall, but very convenient to the room. I would suggest a portable hair dryer for guests to use. Especially enjoyed the tropical flowers & plants on the property.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay in Kona

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable room and bath in quiet neighborhood in Kona. Close to White Sands beach. Lovely patio. Women guest might want to bring a robe as bathroom is across the hall. Paul is a pleasant host.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Paul was friendly and welcoming to my roommate and I; the house was very nice, clean, and in a great neighborhood. We didn't stay long, but it was a lovely experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kona Airport (KOA)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.

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