SHORT WALK TO WHITE SANDS BEACH #2

House - Entire home/apt · Princess Keelikolani Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, United States

The Space

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

Permit Number: WO1352976-01

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Our family enjoyed our stay at Mary's place. We were very impressed with every aspect of the apartment. It was clean and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed the wonderful patio as much as we could. The location is perfect: we found it easy to walk to a pretty nice boogie-boarding beach and a very good surf shop where we took lessons. Mary was available to answer a few questions, which I appreciated. We will certainly stay there again if we are on the Big Island.

    March 2014
  • We stayed 4 nights at Marys place. She was very helpful getting us checked in and was extremely nice and accomodating. We felt like we were staying in a museum! The furniture, art work and sculptures provided a luxurious polynesian atmosphere that we thoroughly enjoyed. Breakfast on her lanai among tropical plants and trees was a great start to the day.
    Magic Sands beach was a short walk and the drive into town for restaurants was quick. This was a great find and an absolute steal at this price.

    February 2014
  • This is a very nice 2 bedroom apartment with excellent walking location to the nice White Sands Beach and quick drive to the main drag of Kaluia, full of restaurants and bars etc. The patio out the back is very pleasant to sit on and the rest of the apartment is well appointed with everything you need in the kitchen, living room etc. I would certainly stay here again.

    February 2014
  • Our party of three had a very pleasant stay at Mary's condo. The rooms are spatious and really clean. Quite well appointed kitchen. We mostly enjoyed the privacy of the lanai. While the condo is within walking distance from White Sand Beach and a couple of snorkeling-surf training spots, we chose to drive to Hapuna and Mauna Kea beach about 1 hr north for the real deal. The condo is also a close ride to downtown Kona with pleanty of shoreline restaurants where you can watch the sunset. All in all Mary's place was a very good deal and we gladly recommend it.

    February 2014
  • This rental was beautifully decorated, with gorgeous details in every room. The amenities were adequate for a family, with a well equipped kitchenette (no stove), shower only, and laundry on the premises (about $6.00 per load, owner available to provide change). The back garden was really pretty, and this was really one of the best features of the rental.

    In our experience, the best aspect of the apartment was location. It is located on a quiet, suburban street, but a short walk to magic sands beach (which was awesome!), and only a few minutes drive to downtown Kona, or shopping areas. There are tons of interesting tours in the area, and lots to do and see with the kids. We really enjoyed being able to walk over to the beach without taking the car and valuables- it made our afternoons very relaxed. We even saw a pod of whales from the nearest grocery store parking lot!

    It was a beautiful area worth a visit.

    December 2013
  • Was very nice stay at Marys wonderfull house. Mary very friendly and helpfull.Location of house very nice - very close to wonderfull beach,supermarket and if you are traveling a lot - always you can come back easy.
    Apartment very clean,quite and have all things what you (website hidden) apartment you can find all info about island and books - so you not need to take yours ..
    I am very happy ,that I founded this nice place and highly can recommend for everybody.Perfect!!

    November 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Mary's apartment. It was clean and spacious, and conveniently located close to town, walking distance to the Magic Sands Beach, and only a mile from the Kahaluu Beach Park where you can rent surf boards, SUPs, etc. Although we weren't able to meet Mary this time due to her injury, we were well taken care of. Thanks for making our stay enjoyable and looking forward to coming back again soon!

    October 2013
  • Fantastic apartment, great location - very private, clean and comfortable. We had a really nice time there.

    September 2013
  • This is a very nice apartment in a great location in Kona. Mary and Will were very pleasant and accommodating. We had all the amenities we needed in the unit, including hair dryer, utensils, dish towels, and wifi. The only negative issue we had was roaches in the kitchen area. I asked for some roach baits, which were promptly supplied, along with a spray to use. I guess it must have been the season as I encountered a bunch at the bay where we did the manta ray night dive. All in all though, we had a great time and enjoyed our stay.

    August 2013
  • We really liked Mary's house. It had all the comforts and conveniences of home and was decorated in such a lovely Hawaiian style. We walked to the local beach several times, which was very close and good for swimming. The Kona trolley goes right by her street and was a pleasant ride into town. Mary responded promptly when we had questions. We would love to go back to this place.

    July 2013
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I have resided in Kona, Hawaii for over twenty years. I live on a coffee farm on the lush slopes of Mauna Loa and produce delicious, world class Kona coffee. I am co-owner of an import business in Kona which features furniture, gifts, and decorator items from my travels to China, India, Bali, Thailand, and other parts of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
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