About This Listing
The ultimate and affordable oceanfront experience!
Our condo, Honu Haven, is truly oceanfront, not oceanview. Upgraded in 2013. Sleeps 4 but works best w/2. Magic Sands Beach next door. Wifi, beach stuff, pool, BBQ area +. 3.5 mi from downtown
Prime location between a beach and a beach park, 3-1/2 miles from Kailua Kona.
480 sq. ft. STUDIO. Living, dining and sleeping areas. Upgraded kitchen, bath. New furnishings, linens, flat screen TV, music docking station, wifi.
Bottom floor so only a couple of steps. Use of beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards, etc.
13.4% Occupancy tax is INCLUDED in nightly charge. $130/nt except Ironman Oct 4-18 and Christmas are $160/nt. Possible discount for extended stays (but not for Ironman or Christmas).
Pool, barbecue area, laundry on premises, public transportation at street, FREE parking, beach chairs, cooler, umbrella, boogie boards, picnic basket.
Interaction with Guests
We are brand new owners as of Dec 2013 so....
Love the sound of the ocean and the fact that we can walk to the beach. Great snorkeling beach 1 mi south.
Only 37 units so very peaceful.
Trolley stops on street in front of condo. $2/one way to Kailua Kona (north) and to shopping center - 1.5 miles south
Rules are posted in condo. No smoking on Kona Magic Sands property. No pets.
Sam & Connie's place was awesome and just as advertised!! This was our first trip to the Big Island and we loved being right on the water. Listening to the waves crash all night was priceless.
When we arrived the place was very clean and exactly what we were looking for. We loved having a full kitchen to cook in also.
Connie & Sam were wonderful hosts (despite not being physically present) and they responded quickly to any questions, and also added some personal touches in the condo (guest book, photo album book, etc) that made you feel connected without meeting in person.
We cannot wait to come back and would highly recommend their place to anyone looking to visit Hawaii!!
Super Apartment, sauber, gemütlich eingerichtet, mit Meerblick. Hatte alles, was für einen guten Haushalt benötigt wird. Sogar Kühlbox, Bogieboards, etc. vorhanden. Auch zu Viert absolut kein Problem.
My wife and I stayed at Sam and Connie's apartment by the ocean for our honeymoon in Kona, and the experience could not have been better. The apartment was stocked with everything (dishes, beach stuff, ect) we needed so that we could focus on enjoying all of the amazing things to do on the Big Island. Being able to watch the sunset over the Pacific and fall asleep listening to the waves every night was awesome as well; the unit is truly on the ocean.
We would recommend Sam and Connie's apartment to anyone traveling to Kona, and hope to be able to return at some point.
Hono Haven was exactly what we needed for our anniversary. Walk through the small parking lot of the complex and you are at Magic Sands beach. Positioned equidistant between the strip in Kona and a shopping center the location could hardly be better for a stay on the Kona side of the island. And you can go to sleep to the sound of the surf. The unit has everything you need to just drop into Sam and Connie's life for a week or so. ;)
Your lodging was just as advertised. So close to the ocean that we were sleeping with the doors open (screens closed) and listened to the sound of the waves. We awoke to enjoy the birds and the feeling of being in paradise.
This location was ideal for our trip as we were in Hawaii to relax. We did not rent a vehicle and the Kona Trolley was all the transportation we needed to get around for shopping and local touring. It stops just outside on Alii Drive.
Thanks to the beach items available in the unit, we were well prepared to enjoy Beach Park next door. Overall, a wonderful week!
We had an amazing time. The views were beautiful. We watched whales breach from the pool area. The building is very clean and well taken care of. Would defiantly stay again.
This was a wonderful place to stay. It's every bit as close to the ocean as it looks, and the large sliding doors that open right up between the condo and the ocean let us hang out in the comfort of home but still be lounging by the waves. The condo is clean and nicely modernized; the appliances all worked well, and the building is equipped with everything else you could want -- a real usable grill, a small laundromat that worked great, a pretty pool and lanai. We really liked the location; it's far enough from "tourist central" that you get some privacy and a real sense of peace, but it's close enough to everything to be able to easily get in the thick of things any time you want. We really loved our stay.
About the Host, Sam And Connie
Sam works at local winery managing their tour program, wine shop, tasting room and some special events. Connie sells real estate in Sonoma County. We've been vacationing in Hawaii for close to 30 years and the Big Island became our new love last year. Feel so fortunate to have 'Honu Haven', it's a dream come true for us!