White Sands Village #317

Rates: $220 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KQTTX (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 63 reviews)
TAKE IN A VIEW OF WHITE SANDS BEACH (aka Magic Sands) FROM OUR LANAI! The top floor condo is directly across the street from La'aloa beach park (aka Magic Sands) - at most a 5 minute walk from the front door. Try boogie boarding at the beach with one of the boogie boards supplied for your enjoyment. After a great day in the water the sound of the waves breaking will put you to sleep at night!

However, this is not all. We care about our guests. For example, we give discounts for stays longer than a week. Plus, we block out 24 hours between stays to make sure that the condo can be thoroughly cleaned for every guest.

In addition, the condo is setup for it truly to me your home away from home. The living room has a cable connected 65 inch HDTV Smart TV so you connect to netflix and other apps. The free WIFI will allow the kids to surf the internet and stream as much as they want with the 400 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload speeds. The master bedroom has a king size bed and a cable connected Smart TV. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be put together to make a king size bed. The living room also has a queen sized sofa sleeper. Recent improvements include updated Master and Guest baths. The guest bath has a tub/shower combination while the master bath has a walk in shower. Our kitchen is fully equipped as we like to cook. and It includes a large stainless steel refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and water dispenser. In addition, there is a full size range, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker (grounds or k-cups) and rice cooker, as well as other small appliances at your disposal. We also provide boogie boards, Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrellas, snorkel gear, noodles, coolers, sand toys, and beach towels for your use. The lanai is setup for dining out as well as lounging and is perfect for watching the beach and the pool below. In addition, we are on the Keauhou building which means we we don't get direct afternoon sunshine so the condo and lanai stays cooler. This allows you to enjoy it 24/7 without the needs to pull down blinds to block the gorgeous view..

White Sands Village resort offers two private tennis courts (under renovation till March 13, 2023), a beautiful pool with hot tub, sauna and pool table for your family to enjoy after those long days exploring the island. There is a covered grilling area by the pool with tables and an outdoor kitchen for your family to enjoy as the kids play in the pool.

We think you will agree that you have all the comforts of home while staying here. We have spent a lot of time paying attention to detail to make it your paradise in Hawaii.

Our condo unit is located in the front section of White Sands Village on the third and top floor (#317) so our view of the beach is spectacular! On the third floor, the elevator access is 15 steps from our front door with no stairs to climb. Our unit's assigned covered parking spaces (room for two cars) are just steps from the elevator with no steps for access. The unit even has a key coded door lock for easy check-in and checkout. This condo unit is a value-priced alternative to the more expensive Kona resorts.

If you are a golfer, the Kona Country Club is located two miles down Ali'i Drive. There have two 18 hole courses, one which features mountain vistas and the other fronts on the ocean. There is also a full service club house and restaurant.

The famous snorkeling beach, Kahalu'u, with its green turtles and colorful tropical fish, is a mile walk south. In addition, bike rentals are only a few steps from the condo so you can bike to the snorkeling beach if you prefer. Better yet you can snorkel along the shoreline on either side of White Sands Beach.

Additional activities in and around Kona include kayaking, paddle boarding, sunset cruises, whale watching, parasailing, deep sea fishing, jet skiing, hiking, movies, theater, shopping, and restaurants. Of course, you don't want to forget to check out Kona town with Hulihe‘e Palace, Kona Farmer's market, Mokuaikaua Church (Hawai'i's oldest Christian church) and Old Kona Airport recreation area.

Take a day trip to Mauna Loa and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park home of Kilauea the worlds largest active volcanic crater. It is about 3 mi (5 km) Long, 2 mi, (3.2 km) wide and 3000 ft (920 m) deep. Currently, there is lava in the crater (about 700 meters deep) so you can hike out at night and observe the lava's red glow. Hike around in the general area and trek down into some of the previous calderas with steam escaping from deep below the surface. If you like you can stop off at the Volcano winery for some great snacks and wine tasting. On your trip to the park midway between Kailua-Kona and Volcanos Park don't forget to stop at the renowned Punalu'u Bake Shop. They make many very tasty treats that the keiki are sure to enjoy including their famous Punalu'u Sweet Bread. They also feature Ka'u coffee and make great sandwiches. It is a good place to take a break as you drive to the Park.

Other nearby attractions that are on the way to the Park are:
Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park - 13 miles
Two-step snorkeling area - 20 miiles
Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park - 20 miles
Ho‘okena Beach Park (black and white sand beach) - 20 miles
South Point (Ka Lae) - 55 miles
Green Sand Beach (Mahana Beach) - 55 miles and a hike
Paualu'u Black Sand Beach - 63 miles

Needless to say our condo can be your base as you explore the entire island via short day trips during your stay. We are more than happy to recommend some more of our favorites.

Short Term Vacation Rental License is STVR-19-377449.

Registration Number: GE-090-145-6384-01, TA-090-145-6384-01

White Sands Village #317 Reviews

Kelly G.
January 2024
Our host was great and the location was perfect for a family vacation. Can’t say thanks enough for our host’s hospitality

Louise M.
December 2023
Clean, comfortable with all the amenities you could possibly need and more. Lanai looks out to Magic Sands Beach… perfect for meals and cocktails. When we had a question, owner was quick to respond. They’re very helpful. We highly recommend this property.

Eric S.
November 2023
We are a retired couple and stayed two weeks at this apartment and loved it here. The location is superb right across from white sands beach. Only a few minutes away is a bay that is great for snorkeling. The apartment complex also has a nice sized pool. The apartment has plenty of space and is well appointed. The host has suggested many places to visit or tour. The days can be long when you take a day tour on this island but then back at the apartment to chill was great. We can highly recommend this place with a caring host.

Rob T.
October 2023
Very well equipped and loved the views!

Lisa G.
September 2023
Perfect location, clean, well equiped condo. Lots to do, sauna, pool table, beautiful pool, right across from a lovely beach. Kathy the condo owner was fantastic!

Robin A.
August 2023
Door combo lock is very convenient, no way to lose keys. Proximity to White Sands beach is what makes these condos invaluable. Very clean condo with body boards, snorkling gear, etc. Comfortable beds. Huge TV in living room. Great view. Highly recommend.

Jill L.
August 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and the condo exceeded our expectations. Comfy beds, well appointed kitchen, clean and the sunsets every night were amazing. The condo was close to many great restaurants and activities and Kathy was a fantastic host. I highly recommend!!!

Lisa G.
July 2023
This property was the perfect fit for our family of four! The location across from the beach is amazing. It was nice to have the soft sand beach so close for days we wanted to chill. The pictures on VRBO from the lanai don’t do the view justice. I sat out in the morning with my coffee and we could enjoy sunsets from there or make the short trek across the street to the beach. I could hear the waves hitting the surf as I lay in bed at night. The condo was clean, spacious and had one of the best stocked kitchens I have ever been in! Kathy was an excellent communicator. She answered questions beforehand and checked in with us during our trip to make sure all is well. Check in and out were clear and easy. On top of all the magic of the Big Island, our rental experience was fantastic. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again! We definitely dream of coming back. Thank you, Kathy, for sharing your home!

Randal M.
July 2023
The condo was perfect. The rooms were spacious and included plenty of storage space. Bathrooms were clean and bright. Kitchen had everything we needed. I think I need a coffee maker like that one at home! The beach at Magic Sands is right across the street and was fun for swimming and snorkeling. When the surf was too rough, we enjoyed the pool back at the condo. The central location was excellent for exploring Kona and the double parking spot was very convenient. Overall, our stay was excellent and we will be back!

Traci K.
May 2023
The condo is in great condition. Very spacious with large bedrooms. There were a ton of kitchen utensils and cooking supplies, greatly appreciated! The sunset views from the lanai are beautiful! Our favorite activity was watching the waves crash on magics sands beach across the street.

Irina P.
April 2023
We are on 3rd floor. Views are gorgeous. Enjoying a full kitchen, fully stocked to cook in. Comfortable beds. Clean, all the comforts of home. Pool, sauna, new friends for kids at the pool and a pool table. Friendly people at the grill. Lounge chairs on a patio, overlooking the ocean. Beautiful moon and sunsets. This is truly paradise.

Eric P.
April 2023
The location was excellent. The unit was nicely furnished and equipped. The family loved it

Joan and Neil D.
February 2023
We loved our stay here. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need for cooking a gourmet meal. Loved the lanai . Bedrooms were comfortable. Would definitely consider renting this condo again

Sarah I.
January 2023
We fell in love with Magic Sands a few years ago and wanted to stay close to it after three years of not travelling. This condo and common spaces gave us the vacation we all needed. The condo was fully equipped with some extras. From the master bedroom you can hear the waves from Magic Sands and at night the pools lights glowed into the room. The shared BBQ space was easy to schedule, there was even space to sit and eat by the pool. Booking this condo was easy, and entering and exiting was just as simple. This is a great location for travelling around the big island, visiting the snorkelling beaches and the downtown area. Thank you for Kathy and Dan for sharing your condo with us.

Yvonne U.
January 2023
The condo was very well equipped, clean and comfortable. The hosts were welcoming and did their upmost to ensure that guests enjoyed their stay.

January 2023
Loved this condo! Perfect location in Kona, with a great pool, friendly community members and a great beach right across the street. The condo itself was clean, well maintained and has everything we need and more. The rooms were spacious and quiet. Felt like home away from home!

Mary O.
December 2022
We love this condo and it’s location. It’s close to the beach and the trolley stops right out front making it convenient to take into town for shopping and dinner. Kathy, the owner, is very helpful and gave us lots of great information about Moana Loa which erupted while we there. Very cool.

Heather M.
November 2022
We absolutely loved our stay at Kathy's place at White Sands Village. The condo was perfect for our family of four, our kids loved the pool and the easy access to Magic Sands beach. We drove all over the island from this location and appreciated the dedicated, covered parking spot so we weren't hunting for a spot when we returned late in the day. We enjoyed having access to beach/pool toys, snorkel gear, chairs and a umbrella. The furniture and beds were very comfy and we loved all the special Hawaiian art they have on display throughout the condo. The lanai is very large and we ate most of our meals there. The poolside BBQ area was great. Kathy is an amazing host and we really appreciated the attention to detail and thoughtful communication she provides. The tennis courts were still under repair (Nov 2022) but we really didn't miss having court access with all of the other adventures available around the island. Magic Sands beach park is also under renovation but we were still able to access the beach through the far end of the park. There was significant construction noise throughout the day as they tore down the old beach shower structures, but hopefully the construction of the new facility isn't as loud. The residents at this complex are typically on the mature side and the vibe at the pool is very reserved and quiet. The pool rules are a bit strict for kids (compared to your average hotel) such as no jumping, balls, or games like Marco-polo. I was a bit on edge trying to keep my kids from splashing too much or talking loudly but everyone was generally welcoming and nice. Overall we loved this place and would definitely recommend!

Lee A.
November 2022
This condo provided everything we needed to really enjoy our stay! The perfect location across from Magic Sands beach to catch amazing sunsets, spinner dolphins, beautiful water and waves, easy access to shops, dining, parks and great views from the 3rd floor balcony. All the gear was provided to enjoy the day at the beach. The kitchen was well appointed with everything we needed to enjoy our fresh ground Kona coffee, fresh fruit smoothies and nice meals after a long fun days exploring. The king bed, extra pillows and sound of ocean waves made the nights so restful. The perfect oasis for us!

Eileen M.
October 2022
We were in Kona for the Ironman and the condo was the perfect location - close enough, but also far enough away to be peaceful and relaxing. We went to bed each night to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach across the street, and woke every morning to beautiful birds chirping. The condo was very well-appointed and had everything we needed and more. It was spacious and comfortable and was the perfect home away from home. I highly recommend!!

Peggy G.
September 2022
The condo was everything we needed. We love the area and hope to be back soon.

Jonathan C.
August 2022
Loved everything about it!

Jennifer H.
July 2022
We really enjoyed our stay at this condo. It was clean and spacious and had everything needed to enjoy time at the beach. Loved hearing the waves as I drank my coffee each morning. We would definitely stay here again!

Karen N.
July 2022
We had a wonderful stay at this White Sands Village condo! Shopping and good restaurants are nearby and the beautiful Magic Sands Beach is just across the street! The space was perfect for our family, the beds were comfy and the large lanai, comfortably furnished, was a magical place to relax! The kitchen is very well stocked. The grounds are well kept and the salt water pool had a refreshing temperature. Our host, Kathy, was super. She answered my many and varied questions and was very accommodating. I highly recommend this spot for your next Kona vacation!

Honey T.
July 2022
If you like listening to the ocean and watching the sun set this is your place. Owner has great communication, condo is clean, pool is nice and well maintained. The price is the best we found. We would rent there again. Highly recommend 🤙

Christina D.
July 2022
We had a great stay! We loved being across the street from Magic Sands Beach. We snorkeled, boogie boarded and played in the waves. There was plenty of sand to make getting in and out of the water easy. The condo was nicely furnished with everything we needed for a comfortable stay and equipment for a fun day at the beach. We will stay here again when we visit Kona again.

James A.
June 2022
Property was as advertised. We were very pleased to find everything we needed to play at the beach available in the unit. It's proximity to the beautiful beach across the street was very convenient.

Tony & Taja B.
June 2022
My husband and I absolutely loved the condo and the location! Very clean! Kathy was great and easy to communicate with! We had an amazing time and will definitely come back! TnT Burke

Heather W.
April 2022
Kathy was great to work with and sent lots of clear communication. The condo itself was more spacious than other waterfront condos that we’ve rented. It easily accommodated my family of four (me, hubby, and kids 13 & 10) and we didn’t feel cramped. We used the entire space including the kitchen (which had everything we needed) and lanai every day of our stay. The building may be older, but the updates and appliances made the condo feel fresh. The view is beautiful and it was lovely to wake each morning to the sound of the waves and birds chirping!

Nicole S.
April 2022
Wonderful experience at Kathy's condo! We really appreciated all the extras she has there - beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, snorkels, etc and her recommendations! Also loved coffee every morning on the lanai watching and listening to the waves. Only issue we had was we were not aware of entering the 2 digits on the keypad before the actual code so it took us a bit to get in but that was more of a user issue 😏

March 2022
This is the perfect place for families, that offers and is equipped with so much more than we expected. Kathy's place is not just a Condo, but a Home, where you feel all the vibes of family life and find all you need for a splendit vacation on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Aloha and mahalo! Til we meet again. :)

Enakshi C.
March 2022
We enjoyed our stay in Kona during the second week of March. ( family of 4 with one teen and one adult child). The apartment was well stocked with kitchen and basic living items plus beach items like folding chairs, mats, boogie boards etc. We used AC on our first day only and left the doors to the veranda open the rest of the days for the cool sea breeze. Location of this apartment is fantastic - close to beaches, shopping and food. We fell asleep to the sound of the waves every night. The hosts were easy to work with. Having an elevator was great as we did not have to lug our suitcases up 3 floors. We would have no hesitation in staying here again .

Rhonda R.
January 2022
Great stay. Wonderful views of the ocean from the lanai. Very clean and like the pictures provided. Kathy was excellent to communicate with and as accommodating as she could be with any special requests.

Linda D.
January 2022
This lovely condo is steps away from one of the best beaches on the island, and a short drive from downtown Kona. It was super convenient for anything we wanted to do (unlike some of the fancy resorts). Kathy was great to work with, anticipating our questions and needs and taking care we had a wonderful visit. We’d been advised to stop at Costco for provisions on the way from the airport; I’m glad we didn’t, since the condo has all the beach gear we wanted. If waking to the sound of waves, and walking across the street with a beer to enjoy the sunset from the beach sound like heaven to you, this is the place to stay!

Dan C.
January 2022
We loved our week here!! Wonderful location—across the street from White Sands Beach, with great ocean & sunset views— room for 6 adults, pool, hot tub, parking.

Robert J.
January 2022
Well decorated, maintained, stocked, and comfortable. Easy clear communications. Will return.

Mary O.
November 2021
It was a great place to stay, close to everything. We enjoyed snorkeling at the little beach just up the road and lots of long walks. We made Thanksgiving dinner and had everything we needed in the kitchen. It was a very comfortable condo. Thanks Kathy and family.

Cristy R.
November 2021
Just as described. Every amenity that you would need is available. Love the sounds of the waves from the lanai.

November 2021
Great spot to call home as we toured coffee farms, snorkeled, saw mantas at night for 4 nights.

Charles S.
October 2021
Found this property right across from the beach with all the accommodations one could ask for. Property was safe, clean, well taken care of and as described in the ad. Pictures don't do the view justice. The lanai offers beautiful views with the sounds of the waves crashing the beach. Downtown is a short drive but provides great restaurants and shops for all your souvenirs. If you plan an excursion while here find a night snorkeling trip with manta rays..wow!

Shelley H.
October 2021
Because of the stress induced with the last two years of social & political drama, a break was needed & was found 100 fold as soon as I arrived!! I kinda knew things would be fine because Kathy, the owner, was so wonderful from the first email to the last text, but I had no idea just how fine things would be. The property is in a prime location- the master bedroom is lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean, the other bedroom wakes to the view of it, the best beach & a good restaurant are across the street-it is everything one could want for a breathtaking & breath giving vacation!! THANK YOU!

Thomas H.
October 2021
This property was ideal for our stay in Kona. It is directly across the road from the beach, and only a short drive from everything in Kona. The owner has equipped the property with everything one might need, down to a cooler and water shoes. Need a beach chair? It's in the closet. Coffee grinder? Just check the cupboard. The owner was very involved, she even text me to let me know the volcano was erupting. Checking in and out was a breeze, the rooms were clean and very nice. We aren't too hard to please but we couldn't have been happier with our stay here.

Tina R.
September 2021
Even during a pandemic Kathy made sure our visit was pleasant. I would stay again solely on the excellent communication. Great view, easy access and the beach is literally across the street. Excellent touch with coolers and snorkeling gear!

Antoinette M.
September 2021
Condo was nIcely equipped with beach accessories. Glad we had a chance to stay there!

Laurel M.
August 2021
This condo was in the perfect location, directly across the street from a famous beach. It was beautifully furnished and VERY well stocked with everything you could need! Kathy was sooooo great at communicating with us, but we had no need to contact her because everything was perfect! Totally plan to stay here again! Thank you!

Lisa H.
August 2021
Our stay at this very well appointed condo was wonderful! Kathy was very attentive to our questions and it felt like home. The condo had everything we needed for beach play and snorkeling-unbrellas, beach chairs, boogie boards, noodle, and more! This condo is in a complex we love and have stayed at before, with BBQ, pool, and hot tub, for when the kids are tired of the beach. Condo balcony has ocean view form morning breakfast and coffee on the lanai. Right across the street from Magic Sands Beach, so we took chairs and wine to watch the sunset most evenings. Short way from great snorkeling too! We would definitely love tostay here again in the future!

Sheri D.
August 2021
The condo is the perfect location with amazing views of Magic sands beach. Restaurants, snorkeling, surfing, grocery stores are all 10 min away or less. The condo is immaculate with all the comforts of home.

Amy F.
August 2021
We had an absolute wonderful time for all 10 days!!! #Kona is awesome 👌

Kelly K.
July 2021
We loved the location of this property. Coming in from our long flight it was so nice to just walk across the street to swim a bit in the ocean. Also, the restaurant/bar across the street was easy and yummy to eat at! The sunsets are just gorgeous from this beach as well. The condo is so comfortable, quiet and everything like the TV, kitchen appliances and doors and windows were really easy to use. Just awesome!

Nadine S.
July 2021
This condo is clean and updated. It has everything you need for your stay including swimming/snorkeling gear. The beds were very comfortable. The view is of the pool and partial view of beach/ocean/sunset which is spectacular. Parking space and elevator were conveniently located. And the very best part is the location… directly across the street from a Magic Sands beach and only a few miles from Kona town. I would stay here again.

Jennifer E.
July 2021
Thank you so much for everything! Really enjoyed our recent trip to Hawaii for a wedding and vacation. It was so nice having such a wonderful place to stay. From the views, comfortable beds, pool and the beach being right across the street, this was a perfect place to stay. Thank you also for providing the beach amenities - from the beach chairs, towels, beach umbrellas and even boogie boards. Communication was excellent with our property manager, Kathy. Thank you again! Hope we can stay again with you soon!

Adrian L.
June 2021
Not only is this condo directly across from the beach but it is so clean and she includes so many beach items for use. The pool is huge and it stays open until 10 PM. The only complaint I have has nothing to do with the condo it just has to do with the island itself… There is very limited taxi and or Uber services so you probably need to have a drive wherever you go. We will definitely be back!

Annette D.
June 2021
Property was exactly as described on VRBO! Kathy was very prompt with responding to any issues. We would definitely stay again.

Amanda D.
June 2021
The condo was PERFECT! The location is right across the street from the beach. Every morning and evening we sat on the balcony listening and watching the waves on the beach. The condo itself had everything for cooking, sleeping and beach needs. LOVED LOVED LOVED it. Definitely would use it again

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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