About This Listing
Private, separate 2 bedroom ground floor apartment in newly renovated Hawaiian style home steps from ocean and just 1/4-mile from lovely Magic Sands Beach. Magic Sands Beach features beautiful white sand, crystalline turquoise snorkeling water, and boogie boarding. World class surfing is within walking distance at Kahaluu Beach Park, Lymans' Bay, and Banyans. In addition to 2 bedrooms the apartment has a living room/dining room, 1 bathroom, and kitchenette with refrigerator, stove top, microwave, and toaster oven. The master bedroom has 1 beautiful bamboo four-post king-size bed. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds. Sleep to the sound of the ocean waves. The lovely private, fenced Bali style garden and patio feature many rare and exotic tropical plants and flowers. The garden showcases a traditional thatched gazebo from the island of Timor, Indonesia as well as a Cham Cambodian Buddha sculpture/fountain from northern Thailand. Keauhou shopping center with KTA grocery store, various restaurants, and a movie theater is less than two miles south of the vacation rental .Kailua Village, the main tourist center and town, is 4 miles to the north. There is a public trolley bus which can be caught one block away from the vacation rental that goes to these places for $1.00 each way. No smoking and no pets, please. Maximum 4 guests. $100 refundable security deposit
No smoking, No pets
Nice accommodation with a lovely garden. It's within walkable distance of Magic Sands and a great snorkelling location. Hiring a car is definitely needed. The place is clean and tidy although the lighting is perhaps a little dark. We had very limited contact with Mary but perhaps some people prefer it this way. Overall it was a good stay.
We loved our stay at Mary's! It was spacious with a separate living room, full kitchen, full sized bathroom, a master bedroom with a comfortable king sized bed and lots of shelves and closets. It's decorated in Hawaiian style so you really feel like you are in Hawaii! Mary has thoughtfully provided beach towels, chairs, umbrella and ice chest. The beach is only a short walk away. We loved sitting outside looking at Mary's lovely garden. We would stay again!
We stayed for four nights and very much enjoyed the proximity to fantastic white sand beach as well as the spacious apartment. Terrace and interior of the home were beautiful! Communication with Mary was easy, so I would definitely recommend this place for a relaxing time on Big Island's west coast.
The kitchen equipment was a bit dirty, but still fulfilled our needs.
The apartment was beautiful, just like in the pictures. : ) Quiet. Easy location. The place was very clean, comfortable, and tastefully decorated. Mary introduced us to the place and was available if we needed anything, but otherwise we didn't see her. There is laundry, which was nice. I would like to stay there again on my next visit to the Big Island.
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About the Host, Mary
I have lived on the beautiful Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii for over twenty-five years. For twenty years I lived on a coffee farm in rural Honaunau on the lush slopes of Mauna Loa and produced delicious, world class Kona coffee. I have worked as an educator both in the USA and abroad and love to travel and meet new people from different cultures. I am co-owner of an import business in Kailua-Kona which features furniture, handicrafts, and decorator items from my travels to China, India, Bali, Thailand, and other parts of Southeast Asia and the Pacific. For the past five years I have lived near the ocean by Magic Sands Beach. I have loved the ocean and water sports since I was a small child.