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. Convenient location next to Magic Sands Beach. Wifi, beach stuff, pool, BBQ area & more.
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.
$115/Night - May thru August. Sept - April $140/nt., Ironman Oct 4-18 and Christmas are $160/nt 13.25% tax included. Discounts for 7 or more nights - Sept thru April (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.
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.
Never met Sam and Connie but judging from their place on the big island, they seem like a wonderful couple. The place was outfitted with everything one would need, conveniently located on the south Kona coast with 30 min access to the resorts up north or the dolphin parks down south. The building has beaches on both sides accessible from the parking lot and is a great place to watch the sunsets.
All in all a great stay. We'll be back!
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We have tried to think of everything possible (within reason) to make things comfortable for our guests. If you can think of anything else that we should offer, please let us know. I know that some people would prefer a much larger flat screen tv but.... when we're there, the tv is rarely if ever on. We spend our evenings outside by the pool or next door at the beach. Thanks for leaving the hair dryer! Lori was going to replace ours but I'm sure she may have forgotten to take care of it. Thanks for staying with us!
This place is amazing! It is steps from the ocean, with great bogey boarding and snorkeling. Everything you need comes with the condo! There are boogie boards, beach towels, a beach umbrella, and a cooler. The parking space is right next to the condo (unlike most of the other units). There is no AC, but we didn't find this much of a problem even in the heat of August because of the ocean breezes and the 2 floor fans that are provided. We had a blast and would definitely stay here in the future.
So happy that you enjoyed your stay! We fell in love with the location last fall and really lucked out. We had been looking at property on Maui for years but wouldn't settle for anything that wasn't oceanfront. We had met the guests that we're staying in 108 and it just happened to come on the market during our stay. No one could show the property to their clients because it was rented so .... as fate would have it we made an offer and the rest is history. The wifi has been an ongoing issue with connectivity problems. Very frustrating plus getting any help with it is tough. We just switched to Oceanic Time Warner a few days before you arrived. I had changed it in our instructions but must have sent the old attachment. We'll have Lori change the instructions in the condo to reflect current log in info. Wishing the two of you an incredible life together!
If you are looking for a place to stay near Kona, this is it!!! Sam and Connie have done an excellent job decorating and remodeling this condo and it seems they have thought of everything you could need!
The condo is clean, beautiful and comforting. The large glass doors open to a view of the ocean. The condo is literally 11 yards from the water. We watched the sunset and fell asleep to the sounds of the waves every night!
We unfortunately got our purses stolen and lost all of our cards and money on this trip and I can't tell you how nice it was to have a comforting safe place to come back to. Plus, we were able to cook and pack lunches which saved us until we were able to access funds.
Some tips: the hose to wash off sand is across the parking lot. Also, we tried to take the trolly but never saw it, ( I don't know if we waited long enough though). Do stay here!
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!