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The View! Great spot for meals!. Skip on over to the beach for a dip in between!

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Guests often comment that our studio exceeded their expectations. We imagine it's because of the very recent extensive renovation (finished April 2015). It was a complete renovation and all work was done by professionals. The studio has a Good-sized and Functional Kitchen, a Direct View to the Beach, Free and Convenient parking, and of course, WiFi. There's an Outdoor BBQ at the Beach Park across the street, or a table top electric one you can use on the lanai. The beach also has a VolleyBall court. And the Kona Trolley can take you the few miles north to the heart of Kailua-Kona too.

Dolphins play just offshore at La`aloa Bay (often called Magic Sands Beach) and are great fun to watch. This winter a mama humpback and her calf lolled just off-shore for weeks! People were swimming out to see them, but as you can imagine, the life-guards at the beach "reminded" them that it is illegal to approach wildlife.

This studio is just far enough out of town to see stars at night, yet, close enough for easy access to all that Kailua-Kona offers. It's 4 miles from the Kailua Pier, and about 3 miles to where town starts. And, they are flat miles. You could easily take the Kona Trolley one direction and walk the other.

The Venetian plastered walls and ceiling, as well as the wood floors, give a wonderful feel to the studio while the vintage Rattan furniture is charming and comfortable. The natural edge Mango Wood Bar has the view! And there is a full-sized desk, in case you need that. The Queen-Sized Bed is very comfortable --just as Goldilocks would like -- not too firm, not too soft. The kitchen has local hardwood (Silky Oak) cabinets, granite counter tops, plenty of storage, nice/sharp knives, nice/heavy stainless cook-ware--basically anything you would need. A full-sized refrigerator makes longer stays easy. Coffee maker, french press, coffee grinder, microwave, toaster-oven, regular toaster, all stainless pans, and plenty of kitchen ware are all there for your use. There are even cloth napkins and Grohe faucets in the kitchen and bath. Strong ceiling fans that really move the air -- one in the main area and one in the kitchen. There is also an iron and a small ironing board--just in case you need to look spiffy!

There are a few sets of snorkel gear so you can check out the clear Kona waters and the super-colorful tropical fishes. We do suggest you bring your own, or rent from a local company, if you are serious about your equipment. You can quickly walk to at least 3 spots to get in (and more importantly, get out) of the ocean. You'll be seeing reef fish almost immediately--and as you go out a bit it only gets better. Kahala`u Beach Park is considered by many the best close snorkel spot and we would call it Snorkeling 101 because it's inside a reef. Personally, we prefer going in at Magic Sands (or just slightly north or south of Magic Sands) because the water is deeper, the coral is less disturbed, and the fish are just as plentiful. You can decide which you like better!

Since we are on-island residents and "neat-nics", we are proud of the fact that there are few places for bugs to get inside, nor are there many places for them to live. In our recent renovation, we were amazed how many nooks, crannies, and cracks we eliminated.

Check us out, we could be your best lei-over yet!

Also: To be in compliance with Hawaii State Law (Act 204 Session Laws Hawaii State Legislature, 2015) our Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax I. D. No. is TA-116-308-1728-01.

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808.937.2573 (Hawaii)
Hawaii Time -- 3 hours earlier than West Coast US

Owner

Member since: 1998

Speaks: english, Just enough French to have a funny conversation.
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 390 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You can smoke outside, as long as you put the butts in the outside rubbish....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    This helps people with allergies to be comfortable staying here....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    While not built to be accessible, it is truly a ground floor unit, and the shower has only a small curb (4' or so). In addition, the parking is very close to the front door--only 50 feet away!...moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Comfortable Queen Bed, with Mango Headboard and frame. 100% cotton linens, choice of pillows (down, or not) thick or thin. A comfortable vintage rattan love seat for reading or hanging out. 2 barstools for hanging at the mango bar, checking out the view. A strong fan cools you for sleeping....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Large tiled shower, toilet, counter space and sink. Grohe faucet, and tile floor. Bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, and Beach towels. Also, hand soap, and shampoo. And, Toilet Paper is provided. We know this sounds crazy, but we once stayed somewhere that provided 'starter' rolls. WOW, not the best experience....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A few extra notes: * The 2 ceiling fans add an extra breeze, if needed. * While there are no laundry facilities on site--there is a great full-service laundromat (Tykes) in Kailua-Kona. They charge by the pound for a wash, dry, and fold service. * You will want to touch these walls! They are so smooth as they were professionally crafted with Italian plaster made from limestone and marble dust. Thanks Dustin--beautiful work!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Does Pandora from the smart TV count? We think so....moreless

  • Television:

    Oceanic cable service with 65 channels. Also, Netflix, and Amazon Prime, and Pandora. The smart TV doubles as a web browser. What in the world would we do without that?...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some Snorkel Gear-- A few Fins and Mask/Snorkel sets. A beach chair, some beach mats. ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Oh yeah! You can't miss the straight on view of Magic Sands and the Beach Park. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Just a 2 lane road between your lanai and Magic Sands (La`aloa) Beach. Named Magic Sands because the sand comes and goes throughout the seasons. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Oh yeah! BIG ocean view. Watch dolphins play and Humpback Whales do whatever they do from your lanai. Incredible Sunsets too!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Yes, with the small road between the studio and the beach. There are plenty of places to get in the water within easy walking distance from the studio....moreless

  • Village:

    Kailua-Kona Village is about 3 flat miles away. The pier is 4 flat miles away. A trolley goes back and forth often with a 10- minute ride. Keauhou is about 2 miles away. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    See Beach View and Ocean View....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    See Beachfront and Oceanfront....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The Bar is just inside -- big view with two stools. Four chairs and a groovy mango table on the lanai -- that's the real dining room and lounge. There's also a bench for extra seating. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WiFi -- of course. It works with the smart TV so you can get movies and music too. The TV works as a web browser--a little clunky using the remote as a mouse, but it works!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, and nice ones at that....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Combined with the bedroom--very comfortable. A love seat, full-sized desk and desk chair, the mango bar with 2 bar stools -- it all makes a functional, but not cluttered, great room. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    One dedicated parking place. And a few for day-time visitors....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes. again, nice ones....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    A small Mr. Coffee style coffee maker. French Press. Also, a coffee grinder, so you can get some good Kona coffee and see for yourself what all the fuss is about....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Yes, everything! Plates, Cups, Wine Glasses, Champagne Glasses (might need to celebrate!)...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Everything you'll need. Blender, Great Cooking Pots & Pans, Cutting board, Sharp (or sharpen-able) knives, Colander, Grater, Tongs, Cork Screw & Garlic Press....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes, absolutely. Those left-overs from fabulous meals out need to get eaten!...moreless

  • Oven:

    A toaster over for quick pizza slices or for left-overs from any of the many restaurants. Also good for all the take-away spots around town....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Probably oil and vinegar, salt and pepper. If it is there, feel free to use it, or not. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    A full-size refrigerator! Stay a while....moreless

  • Stove:

    2 burner electric cook top. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Yes. A regular one and a bigger toaster-oven....moreless

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentable at Kahalu`u Beach Park, about 1 mile South. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Yes, right in front, facing the ocean. Feel the breeze!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There's quite a lot of lawn actually. Back in the old days, there was space around buildings. You can play or horse around out there. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is one grill in the back of the building. It's probably more fun to use the grills at the beach park across the street. Plans are to have a nicer, permanent, one for the building soon....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some stray fins and mask/snorkels. If you are serious, it's best to bring your own, as we cannot guarantee the fit....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Does the Pacific Ocean across the street count?...moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter, 2017
Dec 16 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$109
$725 $2,900
Fall Special 2017
Sep 11 - Oct 6, 2017
2 night min stay
$89
$600 $2,200
Ironman 2017
Oct 7 - Oct 16, 2017
4 night min stay
$119
$775 $2,900
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$99
$650 $2,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Notes:

Weekly rates are pro-rated for stays longer than 7 nights.

Security deposit is 100% refundable, as long as the studio is in good shape upon your departure. Security deposit returned in about 7 days after departure.

Amount close to 50% of nightly fees required to confirm dates.

Balance due 14 days before arrival.

Cancellation fee of $100 -- Sorry about that ; - (


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kailua-Kona
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Keauhou (Sam Choy's)
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Keauhou
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Queen K (Kaahumanu)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Keauhou Hotels
Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
Nearest Beach
Magic Sands (La`aloa)

Car: Recommended

Kailua-Kona is a treasure trove of recreational opportunities. Get in the water for snorkeling, surfing, body-surfing, boogie-boarding, or plain old swimming right across the street. And if the Magic sand is also on vacation, go north or south on foot for 2 minutes and you have other get-in/get-out locations.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: Having lived on island for 35 years, we've experienced many different locations. Jack stayed in one of these apartments in the early 1980's and loved the excellent ventilation due to the ocean breezes. It made sleeping there great--and hearing the ocean too. So, we had the opportunity to purchase recently, and we jumped on it! After an extensive renovation, it's now ready for you. Barbara & Jack

Why the Owner Chose Kailua-Kona, HI, USA:
We LOVE to Body Surf! And the snorkeling is very good right here too! We love the old-style building, directly facing the beach, with ample parking, and a big grassy lawn. Basically it's obvious that the building is from a by-gone era from the generously-sized lot, with only 10 units. In addition, the County recently purchased, as part of an island-wide effort to keep open space in important public spaces, the parcel to the north and behind the property. This means there is only one neighboring building, just to the south--rare in the heart of Kona.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Did we mention the beach? Also, the building, being built in 1963, has great history. Plenty of people seek out this building because the beach view is direct -- no leaning out from your lanai to see the ocean. And, there are some great long-term tenants--the building has a great vibe, and tenants (long or short) tend to be very friendly.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Just enough French to have a funny conversation.
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • The View! Great spot for meals!. Skip on over to the beach for a dip in between!

    The View! Great spot for meals!. Skip on over to the beach for a dip in between!

  • Comfortable Lanai/Dining Room. Groovy Mango Table!

    Comfortable Lanai/Dining Room. Groovy Mango Table!

  • Magic Sands Beach, across the street. with Volleyball!

    Magic Sands Beach, across the street. with Volleyball!

  • Mama and Baby Humpback hanging right offshore in March, 2015. NATURE abound

    Mama and Baby Humpback hanging right offshore in March, 2015. NATURE abound

  • Loveseat has the view to the Ocean, and so does the Comfortable Queen Bed!

    Loveseat has the view to the Ocean, and so does the Comfortable Queen Bed!

  • Natural light floods the apartment. All well-designed by an engaged amateur cook

    Natural light floods the apartment. All well-designed by an engaged amateur cook

  • From the Kitchen area towards the Lanai. Newly refinished floors are elegant.

    From the Kitchen area towards the Lanai. Newly refinished floors are elegant.

  • The shower is big, with a "waterfall" tile/rock thing going on. Super hot water!

    The shower is big, with a "waterfall" tile/rock thing going on. Super hot water!

  • Full ocean view from simply everywhere.

    Full ocean view from simply everywhere.

  • Kitchen into the living room -- another angle to help you visualize the studio.

    Kitchen into the living room -- another angle to help you visualize the studio.

  • Magic Sands with Body Surfing!

    Magic Sands with Body Surfing!

  • Sunset View, Magic Sands Beach.

    Sunset View, Magic Sands Beach.

  • So Charming! Set Back From The Road -- Old School!

    So Charming! Set Back From The Road -- Old School!

  • Fabulous Magic Sands/ White Sands/La`aloa Beach

    Fabulous Magic Sands/ White Sands/La`aloa Beach

  • Sunset Wonderfulness!

    Sunset Wonderfulness!

  • Feels spacious--amazing!

    Feels spacious--amazing!

  • The kitchen, while petite, is super-functional. Convection Toaster Oven  too.

    The kitchen, while petite, is super-functional. Convection Toaster Oven too.

  • FUNCTIONAL and Fun. Vintage desk, TV works as a web browser too!

    FUNCTIONAL and Fun. Vintage desk, TV works as a web browser too!

  • Foyer table--great place to not lose things.

    Foyer table--great place to not lose things.

  • Granite counter, big mirror, good lighting, very functional.

    Granite counter, big mirror, good lighting, very functional.

  • Big closet, ceiling fans--basically, everything you'll need.

    Big closet, ceiling fans--basically, everything you'll need.

  • A Different View of the Whole 10 Unit Building. You'll Be Down & Center.

    A Different View of the Whole 10 Unit Building. You'll Be Down & Center.

  • Beach Heliotrope Tree at Magic Sands Beach Park.

    Beach Heliotrope Tree at Magic Sands Beach Park.

  • Kona White Sands -- Sign in front of the building.

    Kona White Sands -- Sign in front of the building.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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