About This Listing
This ocean front condo has the feeling of being on the beach. It opens out to a lawn and the ocean about 20 feet away. You can see the yellow fish in the breaking waves and surfers when the seas are the right size for them. Spinner Dolphins and Humpback whales can be seen often. You also look out on to the pool. There is good privacy in front of the condo as the gates to the pool and lawn are locked at night.
The condo is located along Alii Drive S. of Kailua-Kona with Pahoehoe Beach Park on one side and Magic Sands Beach on the other. There is a restaurant in the building. A nice shopping center, keauhou, is about 1 1//2 mile to the south of the building. At the Keauhou Shopping Center there are several restaurants, shops, a drug store and a market. The snorkel beach Kahalu'u is about 1/2 mile to the south,
There is an open air bus that comes by about once an hour and stops in front of the building. It is free and travels between the Keauhou Shopping Center and Kailua-Kona village.
We say, don't rush around too much, relax, have a pineapple, drink 100% Kona Coffee, swim in the ocean.
There is a bus that connects Kailua-Kona Village to Keauhou Shopping Center. It comes by each direction once an hour.
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we enjoyed listening to the waves all day. there was a surf advisory, so we did not snorkel at all, though there were a lot of "brave" (?) souls who did.
The condo was ready for us when we arrived. Everything was clean & tidy. No surprises, it looked just like the pictures. We really enjoyed our stay. The view & the sounds of the surf was fabulous. The neighbors were very nice. Even with only a week stay, we struck a friendship with one of the neighbors. The location was convienent to snorkling and downtown. We hope to comeback soon.
We had a great stay at Bob and Alice's place. I really enjoyed listening to the waves right outside the window. (Not something get to hear much as a lifelong Minnesotan.) It was nice to have plenty of bath towels, beach towels, and beach chairs. The listing was accurate and email response was excellent and timely. Our arrival was easy and it was very helpful to have a free parking spot right outside our door. Unfortunately the weather was rainy so we did not use the pool but it was a nice amenity to have. The condo was clean and my husband appreciated all of the fans.
My partner and I had a wonderful stay at Kona Magic Sands. The location was perfect and we really appreciated how well stocked the kitchen was. Being able to open the doors up to the ocean, hear the waves crashing and watch the whales was pretty special. We wouldn't hesitate to book again
This was a perfect apartment as a base of operations for our visit to the Kona Coast, where we cycled, hiked, and explored beaches.
Kitchen was very well stocked with supplies (there is no range, but complex has a couple outdoor gas grills that are handy). Plenty of bathroom and general cleaning supplies also -- very helpful to have all that stuff at hand.
Check-in instructions were perfect and hosts were very responsive when we had questions. Through nobody's fault but our own our next accommodation could not take us until late in the day and Bob and Alice were very flexible in helping us to figure out arrangements.
As the pictures show and others have noted, this is a ground floor unit right on the ocean. We woke up to dolphins and whales every morning. Really. Be aware that being right on the ocean means that you will hear the ocean all night long. Seas were fairly heavy during our stay and a couple times we were awaken by surf, but then lulled back to sleep again.
For the cost, this seems to be one of the very best oceanfront units in all of Kailua-Kona. If you are looking for a luxurious resort, this is not for you, but if you are more interest in seeing the ocean whenever you look outside your window and less concerned with fancy marketing and linen service, then this is a great place to stay.
I had the pleasure of meeting Alice as she was leaving the condo and we were checking in. She gave us great ideas of local places to go and even drove my husband to Da Poke Shack up the road because he was hungry after a long flight. The condo is definitely as described and looks like the pictures. It is beautifully decorated and we had all of the essentials for our stay and more including wonderful handmade hawaiian soap. The location was great as we took the trolley across the street many times and you could not stay any closer to the ocean. We enjoyed the sound of the waves day and night. The condo was definitely a haven to come back to at night after our Big Island adventures!
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About the Host, Bob And Alice
We are Bob and Alice. We have been wintering on the Island of Hawaii for many years and now retired, we decided to buy a house and move here full time. We made the move two years ago and are enjoying life on the island. We are located near beaches and snorkeling places. We are near to Kailua-Kona also. There are good restaurants near by, Annies is one of our favorites. We also really like Jackie Reyes, also quite near. If anyone likes parasailing, the local launcing spot is just above us so we watch them gliding by nearly every day. We have a good view of the ocean and along the coast looking south. We see the City of Refuge, Honaunau National Park and part of Kealakakua Bay. We'd be happy to help you to know what is going on around the island and where to find what. We look forward to meeting you. Aloha