About this listing
Beautiful Hawaiian style extra large lanai studio condo over looking the aqua blue Pacific Ocean. The only thing you see is ocean, palm trees, spinner dolphines, whales, yellow tang fish and turtles.
Enjoy your stay in paradise in this oceanfront, fully equipped studio
condo. Watch for dolphins and whales, while seeing turtles and fish in the waves--all from the extra large front lana'i (porch). Sunsets over the ocean every evening end the day perfectly. This unit is located 4 miles south of Kailua-Kona, and sits between White Sands Beach and Pahoehoe Beach Park. So whether you enjoy boogie boarding, snorkeling, or watching hula on the grass it is all a short walk away. In addition, there is an oceanfront swimming pool and barbecue area for your enjoyment. The unit has cable TV and wireless internet. One queen size comfortable wall bed inside and a full size futon on the lana'i. A restaurant is on site and the trolly stops right across the street. A laundry room is on the premise. Owners live 20 minutes away and are able to answer questions or help if needed. Happy travels!
Pool area, on site laundry, your own parking space and a park on one side with the ocean to the south.
Interaction with Guests
I am here to help you with any questions that you might have.
I love the ocean that is right in front of you! Just to sit on the lanai and enjoy the waves and watching the fish and the turtles, total relaxation! Magic Sands beach is right next door and is a wonderful way to start you day with a cup of coffee in hand.
A trolly stops right in front of the condo. $2.00 a ride will take you around town and to the shops. You can park your car in your own reserved parking space right next to the building. It is 20-30 minutes south of the airport.
Other Things to Note
This condo has an extra large lanai that faces straight on the ocean. The view is amazing! Eating meals on this lanai is fantastic!
No smoking, but we do have a smoking area, no pets, Quiet time 9:30pm to 8:00am
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Very clean, spectecular view, nicely furnished! We enjoyed our stay and had all we need at the apartment. Wonderful place!
Condo was exactly as Diana described it and what other people said in the reviews. She was a gracious and attentive host, and I would definitely stay in this condo again.
* Beautiful views and comfortable bed/space
* Access to beach, pool, and kitchen/bbq
* Close (but not too close) to many Kailua-Kona attractions
* Waves were a bit loud at night, but ear plugs will do the trick
* No AC, and didn't want to open the porch doors because of loud waves. But there are fans
* Not very much hot water for showers
But these cons are minimal. If you're looking for a no frills, easy-going stay in Kona, this is a good one.
Diana was a fabulous host. We did not have the pleasure of meeting her personally, but our online interactions were great. She went above and beyond what I expected from an AirBnB host. The condo was exactly as advertised, completely cozy and had incredible views. The lanai looking out onto the ocean was breathtaking. We saw dolphins, sea turtles and lots of colorful fish. The waves at night were somewhat loud, but we got used to them after one night. The condo was located close to many great restaurants and stores, and beaches which were easily accessed by car or trolley, not to mention the amazing beach right beside the Magic Sands complex. The saltwater pool and the shared BBQ's at the Magic Sands were also great. We greatly enjoyed our stay in Diana's amazing condo and I have no doubt that we will be back many times in the next years. Thank you Diana!
great location, beautiful views overlooking the ocean. condo was very clean and spacious. Would recommend this place to others who plan on staying in Kona
The location at Magic Sands couldn't be better, tucked between a public park on one side, and public beach on another. This one bed, one bath condo with a large lanai is a good place to relax to the sound of waves. Don't expect hotel like-luxury or vibrant conversation from the other residents, but with a slightly salt-water pool and BBQ area the place is tranquil and relaxing. Good ocean view of the lani, where you can see surfers, cruise ships and if lucky, a whale. While not the cheapest place on the Kona side, it offered privacy and functional kitchen to help you save $.
Only one word of warning - be prepared to be accosted by the owner for undocumented, imagined 'extra' charges for things like 'stains' on rugs or sheets. She won't provide photo documentation and will complain to AirBnB about unspecified damages with no proof. To AirBnB's credit, they immediately invalidated her baseless, unsubstantiated claim and we were not victimized by this unscrupulous owner. Hopefully everyone else will be as lucky. Take pictures of the place when you arrive and as you leave to proved you've left it as you found it. Some people aren't content to merely receive a fair price for their service ($998 per week), and believe they are entitled to income enhancement when they run a little short on their mortgage check. Enjoy the location, just beware of owner and stick to your guns if you leave the place as you found it.
About the Host, Diana
We love living in Hawaii. Everyday we tell ourselves how lucky we are to live in paradise. Diana is a retired teacher and Jeff a retired hydrologist. We enjoy meeting people and love to travel.