About This Listing
This cozy studio in a great location so close to White Sands Beach and Kahaluu Beach Park. Why spend all that money on expensive Hotels.
In these challenging economic times, why spend so much on an oceanfront rental when you can enjoy all the advantages of the beach on a low budget?
This centrally located, clean, no frills studio in the heart of the White Sands Beach area off of Ali`i Drive lets you enjoy a stay near the beach, yet just far enough away to avoid the sight and sound of traffic.
The ground floor studio is equipped with a kitchenette with microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator. Wireless internet access is included. A gas grill, washer, and dryer are available for our guests.
Enjoy White Sands Beach for world-class bodysurfing and boogie boarding. Explore Kahalu`u Beach, what some call the best snorkel beach in the Hawai`i. Catch the trolley into downtown Kailua-Kona, a mere 4 miles away. Shop at Keauhou, just a mile south of the studio.
The FREE wireless high speed cable modem can be used on your own laptop or of course you can turn off all electronics and just hang out and read a good book.
Why pay for ocean front or ocean view that you will not see since you will be so busy on your daily island adventures all day anyway? Why pay for a pool when you will be jumping in the ocean just down the street? Why pay for an ocean view when you cannot see it at night? The reality is you will most likely want a comfortable private place to relax to get ready for another day in Paradise.
A tax of 13.42% will be collected upon arrival.
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o Linens Provided
o Cable/Satellite TV
o CD Player
o Stereo System
o Cooking Utensils Provided
* Outdoor Features
o Gas/Electric BBQ Grill
* Other Amenities
o TOASTER, COFFEE MAKER, LAUNDRY FACILITY
o Pet Friendly
o Smoking Not Allowed
* Activities (on site and nearby)
o Jet Skiing
o Wildlife Viewing
o Fitness Center/Gym
o Basketball Court
o Cinemas/Movie Theaters
o Miniature golf
o Horseback Riding
ALL GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A RENTAL AGREEMENT PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AND THERE IS THE HAWAII ACCOMMODATIONS TAX COLLECTED UPON ARRIVAL OF $13.42%
Guest will be given directions right to the Rental. I actually live about an hour away but my assistant in Kona is always available if you have a question.
Interaction with Guests
My assistant is always around and me living about an hour away come to Kona about 2 to 3 times a week. Always available by ph(phone number hidden)
Nice quiet Neighborhood.
Rentals cars are always a plus since this is the Big Island. Parking is included and free. Kona also has a shuttle service that runs up and down Alii Drive from 7a to 7p. It is $2.00 each direction
Covered in Rental agreement NO SMOKING!
Studio Walk was not available once we arrived but Bill put us up in another studio for one night and then upgraded us to a 2 bedroom. We basically used it for sleeping only as our other family was staying elsewhere and we used their kitchen for cooking. This place had a nice layout and a beautiful view of the ocean. My only issue was that there was only 1 roll of toilet paper and 1 roll of paper towels. Not sure if they were suppose to provide or if I could have asked the onsite manager for more. Not a big deal, as we just got some of our own. Thanks for a great stay. We will definitely considering staying here again, the next time we are in Kona.
Had a great week staying there! The place was quiet and in a good location. I had everything I needed while staying there, coffee pot and mini fridge etc.. Would stay there again & would recommend it to friends.
Overall I felt pretty underwhelmed by this place. Not that it is a bad place to stay, but it wasn't at all what I was expecting.
Firstly, communication with Bill was easy and very prompt and clear. There were no problems in this department. We never met Bill personally, but he was always available if needed.
The space: People complained of cockroaches, which is good to note but I kind of feel like you aren't going to get away from that no matter where you stay. I give the place a pass on that. However, all in all, the value of the place is pretty average. I think you would get about the same experience in a budget hotel as you do here (except you have to do some of your own cleaning). The bed was wildly uncomfortable (bows in the middle) and there was a pretty bad odor emitting near the laundry facility on the 2 days we were there. However on the positive side, the neighborhood is great and the location can't be much better. The big gotcha to me is that the Hawaiian tax is not baked into the price and you have to do some basic cleaning for checkout. Which is fine. I do my best to keep a place clean and gladly clean up after myself. But in the end the place cost us nearly double the initial price (after AirBNB fees and the Hawaiian state tax) and I feel like the value we got for what we paid just was incredibly average.
I am not totally sure how the Hawaiian tax works but I do know that other AirBNB's that we stayed in on the island did not collect additional fees from us outside of AirBNB. That kind of made me wary but whatever. I don't think I would stay here again but I think this place would be ideal if you were with a big group and rented out the entire place. There are a few rooms in the house and it seems like that would be a great setup. Its proximity to the beach and other amenities is definitely the strong suit.
We had a wonderful stay here! Bill was quick to respond with any questions and was able to alter accommodations for us last minute due to some travel changes. The unit was perfect for a simple no frills retreat after long days exploring the island. The unit was exactly as described, and was very clean and well maintained. Anyone complaining about "bugs" need to realize it's all part of the territory, and should go see the roaches at the ocean front $200/night condo my parents stayed in lol thanks for a wonderful stay, we will definitely be back!!!
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