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!
The studio was very nice and clean,but there were a lot of small bugs on the countertop in the kitchen. Thanks for your hospitality,we had a great time on the Big Island! Greetings Steffi and Gian
My experience was mostly positive! Check in went smoothly! Just like described the key was left inside and the door unlocked! The drive way was large enough for all three people to park. The room was as advertised. The kitchenette had everything you needed apart from a stove, but grills were available outside, though I didn't use them. The fridge was a nice size! The bed comfy! Lots of windows! The Internet worked awesome and cable tv!
Only hiccup was some ants in the kitchen, but come on we are on an island! I did find some 'raid' under the kitchen sink which took care of the ants!
My only complaint would be that the tenants upstairs were loud quite early in the morning. Two mornings they woke me at 6 and 6:30. On another occasion it was a 4am wake up. But that's out of Bill's control!
My overall experience was a positive one!
I also did not meet Bill. He was available via email and responded very quickly. The place did have everything you would need to stay a few nights. However, it looks nothing like the pictures. Looking now I can see that pictures were from 2006. It is not as cozy and the pictures show it to be. It is more run down. It is in a great location, but it needs work to look as advertised in the pictures. The "no frills" in the description is an understatement. I do also have to mention that the bed, especially the bedding was uncomfortable. My boyfriend described it as plastic. If you're just looking for a place to crash close enough to the beach, then this would work for you. Unfortunately, we would not stay here again.
The studio is fine, good for a short stay and well located.
Convenient, clean, private, close to airport to the beach and not too far from the shops and restaurants.
The room is simple and spacious and it's equipped with necessary stuff, just a couple of things didn't quite meet our expectations.
Some comfort items need update or replaced. Specially worn out bedding and bleach stained bath towels. The mattress is very soft and pillows are flat. Updating these things would greatly improve the guest experience.
We did not meet Bill in person, but he was very easy to contact through airbnb. His responses were always very quick.
Bill's guest room was perfectly adequate for our needs. Clean and pleasant. Very convenient and also quiet location, and perfectly adequate as a place to lay our head for a night. Bill was very responsive and cooperative by email and everything went smoothly. The only thing we had trouble with was the bed, which for those of us over 60 is very important! We both woke up with backaches.
Manager doesn't interact face-to-face, which is not a real criticism. He was very responsive by phone or e-mail, which was good because we asked for a day's extension before arrival and that was arranged rapidly. Lodging was OK, clean, very well-situated, quiet even with neighboring renters. Bed was very soft, which is a problem for me, but I didn't ask ahead of time so, again, is not a criticism but future clients might need to know this. There were a few minor things that didn't work well: bedstead nightstand was detached from it's support so tended to fall over; sliding window screen didn't lock; one of the sliding closet doors doesn't track; there is cracking around the kitchen sink. None of these were real problems for a short stay as we had. I would stay there again except for the bed thing...
This apartment has some positive qualities, but overall we would only recommend it to someone who was planning to spend one night.
It is about 3 miles from Kona in a safe neighborhood. The bedroom is spacious and there is a small but nice outdoor dining table. Walking distance to the beach is a plus.
The host includes virtually no amenities: a tiny sliver of bath soap, cooking condiments left over from previous guests. There are exactly enough dishes for two guests, ie. two wine glasses, two cups, two bowls, etc. The kitchen has no measuring cups or cooking bowls, useless knives, cooking pots bad beyond belief, and a two burner hotplate. The bathroom vanity and sink is also the kitchen. The towels are shredded, the sheets nearly see-through and the mattress is very poor. The door lock is totally inadequate. We felt our host wasn't interested in ensuring we had a good experience.
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