Deal--Sparkling New! Kailua Kona's Best Beach. Swim-Snorkel-Bodysurf-Dive! Wifi.(41 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Studio in 10 unit 1963 Kama`aina Style Building
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.
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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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Member since: 1998
- 390 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Satellite / Cable
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
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
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 16 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall Special 2017
Sep 11 - Oct 6, 2017
2 night min stay
Oct 7 - Oct 16, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.417%
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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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.
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, Hawaii, United States of America:
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.
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The View! Great spot for meals!. Skip on over to the beach for a dip in between!
Comfortable Lanai/Dining Room. Groovy Mango Table!
Magic Sands Beach, across the street. with Volleyball!
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!
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.
The shower is big, with a "waterfall" tile/rock thing going on. Super hot water!
Full ocean view from simply everywhere.
Kitchen into the living room -- another angle to help you visualize the studio.
Magic Sands with Body Surfing!
Sunset View, Magic Sands Beach.
So Charming! Set Back From The Road -- Old School!
Fabulous Magic Sands/ White Sands/La`aloa Beach
The kitchen, while petite, is super-functional. Convection Toaster Oven too.
FUNCTIONAL and Fun. Vintage desk, TV works as a web browser too!
Foyer table--great place to not lose things.
Granite counter, big mirror, good lighting, very functional.
Big closet, ceiling fans--basically, everything you'll need.
A Different View of the Whole 10 Unit Building. You'll Be Down & Center.
Beach Heliotrope Tree at Magic Sands Beach Park.
Kona White Sands -- Sign in front of the building.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Saturday, January 14, 2017
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