White Sands, Big Island

White Sands Village is a condo resort located on Alii Drive in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, directly across the street from Magic Sands Beach. The resort offers a range of amenities, including a heated saltwater swimming pool, spa, dry sauna, tennis courts (under renovation until March 2023), game room with a pool table, and a covered barbecue area with gas grills, outdoor kitchen, and dining facilities. The complex also provides free Wi-Fi, covered parking, and elevators in each building.

Guests can enjoy the convenience of being close to Kahalu'u State Park, Kona Country Club, and Keahou Shopping Center. The resort has a strict non-smoking policy and does not allow pets. Children who are not toilet trained are not allowed in the swimming pool, but a kiddie pool is available for their use. With its prime location and numerous amenities, White Sands Village is an ideal choice for vacationers seeking a comfortable and convenient stay in Hawaii.

As of April 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at White Sands is $233. (Prices vary depending on the specifc unit, and season. Visit the rentals page to see unit rates. Holiday rates are often much higher and the averages don't include the booking and cleaning fees that rentals charge, or Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax).

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Guest Reviews Summary

The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units vary considerably.

The White Sands condo resort on Big Island receives generally positive reviews from guests, highlighting its excellent location across from Magic Sands Beach, great amenities, and well-equipped units. Guests appreciate the resort's proximity to the beach, downtown Kona, restaurants, and shops. The complex is described as quiet, clean, and well-maintained, with a nice pool, BBQ area, and other facilities. The condos are praised for being clean, spacious, and having everything needed for a comfortable stay, including beach gear and kitchen supplies. Some guests mention the convenience of having air conditioning, washer/dryers, and large lanais with ocean views. However, there are a few mentions of issues such as noise from nearby construction or the street, outdated decor or appliances in some units, and the need for maintenance or updates. Overall, the White Sands condo resort is highly recommended by most guests for its location, amenities, and the quality of the accommodations. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 760 guest reviews.

White Sands Reviews


The unit's interior was as-listed, well-equipped, and in good condition. The grounds, including the swimming pool, sauna, and bbq gazebo, were in good condition and as-listed. However, the property was incorrectly advertised as having 2 on-site tennis courts. The tennis courts had in fact been demolished many months ago and their re-construction had been stopped for some project delays. We discovered this after booking. The property was relatively quiet during the day and the other guests honored the after-hours quiet time very well. Property is immediately across the street to Magic Sands Beach, which is convenient if that's your thing, but brings extra vehicular traffic along Alii Drive - not the place for a quiet stroll. Otherwise, location is convenient to many spots up and down Alii Drive. You can't really see the beach from the lanai, but that's consistent with the advertised listing. Parking stalls are tight for larger cars. Property management staff was responsive when we called them. Unit is stocked with some basic beach items (umbrella, chairs, etc), which was nice. Overall, the property was a good value and we enjoyed our stay there.
Stephen w.
January 2024

Had a great time. Condo was perfect for our family. Back of building quiet for kids. Property and location met all our expectations
Kelly G.
January 2024

We loved our stay! The property was perfect for us, our 2 kids, and my parents who joined us. Magic sands beach is so convenient and the kids loved it. A quick drive to lots of great snorkeling spots nearby. The wrap around deck was great for relaxing in the evenings and mornings. Well stocked kitchen. We enjoyed the pool and had a BBQ one night with fresh fish. Highly recommend! Also, tons of beach toys for kids and beach gear.
Kathryn E.
January 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We enjoyed our stay at White Sands. Nice beach across the street. Pool and grounds well kept. Condo was in very good shape; clean and ready for us. Questions and concerns were addressed kindly and quickly with a phone call. Would definitely book this unit again.
Beverlie D.
January 2024

Perfect location and has an awesome view of the ocean. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cooking items you'd need on vacation (not food). I would stay here again for sure!
David G.
January 2024

The property location was perfect for us!
Marc M.
January 2024

Great place to stay. Felt very comfortable for my family of 4 including adult children. Great location. Would stay here again!
Melissa G.
January 2024

We love this complex. We’ve stayed at this complex 4-5 times so far, right across the street from our favorite beach. This unit is wonderful.
Bruce
January 2024

The location is great. The condo has major issues. It appears there has been a leak from the upper unit by the front door causing the popcorn ceiling to bubble in multiple places. The leak continues into the bathroom where the drywall is cracked and looks to be painted over. I reported this to the management. Only one side of the screen door functions properly. One burner on the stove doesn't work. And be aware, the dishes in the cabinets were left dirty for us. Whoever used them last does not know how to do dishes and nobody double checks for cleanliness. Also, only 2 rolls of toilet paper provided for 9 nights of renting. I was told to go buy our own, but upon asking again, they did bring 2 more rolls after a second request the next day. The shower drained extremely slowly so you are standing in water. And cobwebs on the ceiling. I would not recommend this unit.
Matt V.
January 2024

The condo was great -- super cleaned and well stocked. We have stayed at this complex several times, and this was one of the more updated units we've stayed in, which was really great. The kitchen and baths are nicely updated, and like all the units has a great deck. Note that this unit is near the back of White Sands Village so it's a little stroll down to the beach but that's no big deal, and as in the pictures you can see the water from the deck (which is a great place to take in Hawaiian sunsets and sunrises). The unit also has central A/C, which not all in WSV do, controlled by a nest thermostat which will allow you to turn it down to 75. Easy keypad checkin and quick communication with owner by text. Great stay and would be happy to come back!
Clark B.
December 2023

The condo was great -- super cleaned and well stocked. We have stayed at this complex several times, and this was one of the more updated units we've stayed in, which was really great. The kitchen and baths are nicely updated, and like all the units has a great deck. Note that this unit is near the back of White Sands Village so it's a little stroll down to the beach but that's no big deal, and as in the pictures you can see the water from the deck (which is a great place to take in Hawaiian sunsets and sunrises). The unit also has central A/C, which not all in WSV do, controlled by a nest thermostat which will allow you to turn it down to 75. Easy keypad checkin and quick communication with owner by text. Great stay and would be happy to come back!
Clark B.
December 2023

A scrupulously clean condo directly across the street from one of the rare sand beaches in the area. On Kona's "main drag" (Ali'i Drive), but not right in the middle of the touristy chaos. Lovely lanai accessible from both the living room and the main bedroom, with a glorious view of beach sunsets. Closet full of anything one would want for a beach or pool day: floats, boogie boards, beach chairs, towels, coolers. So nice to not have to pack those items! The owners were extremely kind and lovely to work with, as well as gracious about accommodating my partner's need for some extra checkout time (he had become ill during our trip). I recommend this location unequivocally!
Mary K.
December 2023

The apartment was well equipped with all we needed! Kitchen equipment, spices, boxes, enough toiletries, beach equipment (boogie boards, beach umbrella, snorkeling gear…). It is directly across the road of magic sand beach. Parking was easy in the complex, every window and door had mosquito nets, washing machine and dryer were great. Would come back any time!
Christina S.
December 2023

Fabulous location, plenty of room. Beds comfortable. Ants in the kitchen were a bit annoying. Could use a refresh in remodeling, but other than that, it was great.
Sandra W.
December 2023

We loved everything about the property. It was very well located, across from a beach and near a main snorkeling area. We watched beautiful sunsets from the balcony and there was a lovely ocean view as well. Thank you for a fantastic experience!
Melissa H.
December 2023

This was our family’s second trip to Kona, and we had a lovely time. The property was entirely as described. The kitchen was well equipped for all manner of meal prep - ncluding a very capable ice crushing blender for daiquiris. :). The beds and furniture were all fine and the appliances all functioned as expected- including very fast Wi-Fi.This location was much further south than we were last time which meant that a car was essential for getting into town. However it also meant trivial access to some of the very best snorkeling on the island. As divers we somewhat missed the beautiful lanai wall ladder we’d been fortunate enough to have last time but we were able to easily make the lanai rail work well to hold wetsuit hangers on the lanai side and dry our various neoprene without hanging anything over the rail. The location is also great for hopping quickly up to RT 11 to get into town instead of the slow way up Alii Dr. With white sand beach across the street and the two condo buildings facing each other it can get a bit loud during the day (especially on the weekend) so you’ll want to keep that in mind if you’re looking for a more tranquil/quiet place. But it never prevented a post-dive nap in the bedrooms with the doors closed. And hearing the little kids playing on the beach and in the pool brought nostalgic smiles to our now teenager-having selves. :) We had no issues at all which required any intervention from the owner, and overall simply had a wonderful stay.
Bryan N.
December 2023

We loved everything about the property. It was very well located, across from a beach and near a main snorkeling area. We watched beautiful sunsets from the balcony and there was a lovely ocean view as well. Thank you for a fantastic experience!
Melissa H.
December 2023

Great location right across from Magic Sands Beach!
Shylaja S.
December 2023

Great location right across from Magic Sands Beach!
Shylaja S.
December 2023

The property was great with a pool, hot tub, pool tables, remodeled unit and the beach across the street. We all had an amazing stay and the property managers contact back asap when you reach out. The lrimary bedroom did have a comprimised TV and the 2nd bedroom bed wasnt extremely comforable but other than that the unit was equipped eith everything needed for the beach, snorkling, kitchen items, bath items, etc. Overall, if I wanted to stay by Magic Sands again on my next trip back I would stay at this location. Thank you for an enjoyable vacation stay!
Christina H.
December 2023

The property was great with a pool, hot tub, pool tables, remodeled unit and the beach across the street. We all had an amazing stay and the property managers contact back asap when you reach out. The lrimary bedroom did have a comprimised TV and the 2nd bedroom bed wasnt extremely comforable but other than that the unit was equipped eith everything needed for the beach, snorkling, kitchen items, bath items, etc. Overall, if I wanted to stay by Magic Sands again on my next trip back I would stay at this location. Thank you for an enjoyable vacation stay!
Christina H.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great Location across the street from the beach! Clean and bright unit that is well kept. Very Comfortable. Spacious lanai added to the experience. Covered parking was convenient right below the unit.
Michael M.
December 2023

We loved our stay at this property. This is right in front of the Magic Sand Beach. The communication with the property management was very swift. Blake always responded to all my questions and requests very quickly. We didn't have any issues here. Its a quick 10 mins drive to happening downtown kona. And little over an hour drive away from most of the attractions either on the kohala side or the south side of the island. It would have been better of the living room was a little more roomier. This property has a parking spot right is right next to the elevator and even the rental itself is right in front of the elevator and that made it very easy move our luggage in and out. There is plenty of beach equipment available here we used 4 beach chairs, 1 lounge chair, 3 bodysurf boards, two beach mats, 2 umbrellas, 1 cooler, and a couple floating devices. (There are more stuff if needed). The pool area and the BBQ area is spacious, it good that the white sands beach managment takes care of cleaning this area frequently. Restroom near the pool are very clean. TV is little small and picture is not that clear as most recent led TVs, however, since we were exploring outside most of the time and only spent very less time watching TV that wasn't an issue for us. Plenty of extra linens and pillows, sheets and comforters. I would love to stay at this property agin on my next visit.
sra1 D.
December 2023

The bath and bedding was in the cheaper side and worn. A little upgrade on those items would be great. Otherwise, our stay was pleasant.
Richard P.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our condo was in a perfect spot across the street from white Sands Beach. Condo was very clean and updated. We had everything we needed at our fingertips in the condo. Clean , great view, close to downtown Kona. Our stay was great and will come back again.
Elizabeth K.
December 2023

Door was unlocked when we showed up. The lanai has a no shade , the old one appears missing/broken, no lounge chairs, a huge tall wooden table with high uncomfortable chairs. Location is good , near the beach.
Tom V.
December 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great location for family getaway in Kona. The staff could not have been more helpful and responsive to questions or concerns. Would definitely come back if at all possible.
Lynette S.
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.
Louise M.
December 2023

Great place, very clean and comfortable, kitchen well stocked. Had some drain issues in main bath but husband was able to fix. I wish it was a little closer to the beach and had a little better ocean view, but overall felt like a good value. Could use a few more beach towels.
Tanya K.
December 2023

We loved our stay at Joanne and Randy's condo! It truly was a home away from home and provided everything we could possibly have needed or thought of. We've stayed at the White Sands Village on previous trips and have always enjoyed the property, but this condo was definitely one of our favorites! The convenient location to the elevator and parking spot was incredibly helpful for our group. The beds and other pieces of furniture were very comfortable. The lanai was our favorite spot and was used a lot for early morning breakfast and provided the perfect view for nightly sunset photos! The hosts were very communicative and always ready with answers or helpful info when needed. We couldn't have asked for a better trip and will absolutely look into booking here again in the future! Thank you for everything!
Kelsey K.
December 2023

Nice large unit, more than enough room for our family of four. The large wrap around lanai made the unit feel even bigger. Great location right across from Magic Sands Beach. Everything about the trip was perfect. Would recommend anyone to stay here for their Hawaiian vacation.
Cody S.
December 2023

Property is just as advertised. Conveniently located across the street from Magic Sands beach and short driving distance from downtown Kona. Perfect stay for a perfect vacation!
Leslie T.
December 2023

Communication was quick & clear with the property manager - arrival (check-in) was a breeze and we arrived to an immaculately clean condo. Amenities were as noted and included all necessary linens, towels and beach items Magic Sands beach is directly across the road and there’s a bus stop for a free trolly into town nearby - it’s a wonderful location Highly recommend!!!
Mike M.
December 2023

Great stay, communication couldn’t be best, very clean and neat. I definitely will stay at your Plc again!
Anamaria O.
December 2023

This condo was perfect for our family of 4. We had plenty of room. The balcony has an amazing view of magic sands beach. Internet connect was strong allowing me to work each morning without issues. Magic sands beach was just across the street. We stayed here for Ironman -- this condo is just down the street from the run turnaround making it so easy for my family to cheer for me. I plan to stay here again next IM Kona.
Cara J.
December 2023

Great location right across from Magic Sands Beach. Very well stocked kitchen. Lots of beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, umbrella, cooler, sand toys, etc. Spacious and quiet lanai. Highly recommend!

December 2023

Perfect location- across from a beautiful beach. Condo has everything you need. Beautiful wrap around patio is great. Fully stocked kitchen was so nice! The pool, hot tub and pool table were enjoyed by my kids daily! Was a wonderful 10 days in Hawai’i! Would definitely come back to this location!
Jennifer P.
December 2023

We really enjoyed our time here. Condo was really nice and well equipped and communication with the host, Josh, was great. Would come back.
Lasse S.
December 2023

Great location across from the beach. The view from the lani was amazing!
Darin W.
December 2023

parking was a challenge when neighbors take up more space then they are allowed.
Ron A.
December 2023

Exactly what we were looking for!
Shawn S.
December 2023

As good as it gets
Joe C.
December 2023

Had a magical time!
Joe M.
December 2023

Fantastic view of beach and ocean from second floor balcony. Very comfortable unit with good beds. The appliances and bathroom fixtures are old and need repair or replacement. Private parking is great.
Duane T.
December 2023

The location of this property is superb. The shower head in the small bathroom barely yielded a trickle of water. This wasn't an issue for us since there was just the two of us. This would have been an issue with a family.
Alan E.
December 2023

Only place we saw with a beach just across the road. Alii drive was quite quiet so the road didnt detract from the beautiful location with great sunsets. Had to swim every day and most days had a turtle for company in the water. Big island is a superb place to visit. Only thing was two weeks went by too quick.
Julian E.
December 2023

So glad we sprung for this property with a huge, wraparound balcony, facing the ocean on one side! There was a large dining table out on the balcony so we could eat all of our meals while enjoying the sound and view of the ocean. We spent hours out there. The pool at this property was also lovely. The beach is a short 3-5 minute walk across the street. Be advised that in the winter the beach practically disappears. There was very little sand to sit on. But I think that is not the case in the summer. We had a great stay!
Melanie G.
December 2023

You can open your slider to hear the ocean waves and families playing in the beach’s across the street. The sunsets are beautiful. It was clean, well supplied and comfortable. Updated towels, and a smart TV would be our only suggestion. It’s up three floors which is fine for active families. Parking is right next to stairs. Very convenient. Quiet neighbors except the temporary construction for a lovely updated beach park. It did not bother us but it elevates the noise level with the bust street. We were rarely home so it was fine. Great location and near everything around Kona.
Karen k.
December 2023

The unit itself could use some updating and minor attention to detail would go a long way here. The bed is uncomfortable, the AC ducts need to be cleaned; allergy sensitive people like me beware, toilet in hall runs every 5 min, clock on Wall is broken, decor is very minimal, pillow cases and bedding in general and drapes are dingy, the sliding doors are really hard to open, no wine opener in unit, no tea kettle, which we needed both, total basics only. It wouldn’t take that much money to make this unit outstanding. But the lanai and view were wonderful for us and we had our friends over several nights and watched all the action at the beach below. Walking to the beach to take a dip was a high point for me. I ran down Alii drive in the morning one day we were here and biked on a rented bike the next. Overall a good experience just wish they’d put some more money into the unit. I manage vacation rentals where I live so maybe I’m pickier than most. But a little more attention to detail would go along way.
Martie L.
December 2023

Incredible location with beach and sunset view. Magic sands is a beautiful lively beach and only sandy beach in the area. Huge patio was great for enjoying the gorgeous Kailua-Kona weather ( best weather we’ve had on Big Island) and view. Complex had great activities such as pool, BBQ, pool table, etc. Hosts also provided everything needed for day at the beach for 4+ people. This was the perfect place for our family. Wish we were still there.
Jean-Michel M.
December 2023

We love the location. Condo could use some updating/attention. Little things like no wine opener and two Coffee grinders, but neither worked. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
Scott D.
December 2023

The location was the best in the complex with the beach and the sunset views unobstructed. Parking was great. Some of the kitchen equipment was in need of rehab due to the age of the complex but other amenities were very nice.
Nancy N.
December 2023

While this building does have an elevator it does not reach all levels. This is a challenge with getting suitcases and groceries to and from the unit. Everything else was as advertised. And we got to experience the Magic Sand. It all disappeared one night. The beach scene was totally entertaining.
Holly C.
December 2023

We loved our stay and our hosts stocked this condo with everything you could possibly need. They supplied beach toys, chairs & towels, coolers, pharmacy items, etc, etc. The balcony was huge and well furnished, a great spot for morning coffee and nighttime cocktails. Should we be lucky enough to visit the Big Island in the future we’d be happy to stay here again.
Gail O.
December 2023

Being located across the street from amazing beach with a great view is best thing about this property. This unit was not cleaned thoroughly when we checked in. Prop Mgmt acknowledged my request but never followed thru. This unit is in real need of updating, I’m not sure if stained rusted and worn bathrooms and kitchen can be scrubbed clean to show difference. Mattresses need replacing too. Hard and lumpy. Owners are clearly hands off.
Mary W.
December 2023

We paid extra for this unit compared to our other experiences renting at this condo complex. Having such a large lanai on the 2nd floor overlooking the beach was really the draw but the place does need some work inside to justify that extra cost. Working with the management was easy and they were responsive to our needs.
mary r.
December 2023

This 2 bedroom condo was perfect for our week stay. It came with Fantastic views with a great location across from a great sandy beach. A short distance from a snorkeling beach. Close to most activities. The condo itself felt like home with ample space, a furnished kitchen, large living room and good bedroom. The showers were great. There was enough space in this condo for everyone to have his/her space. The balcony was huge, again with great views. We are very happy that we stayed here and would recommend this condo to others.
Todd H.
December 2023

Perfect place for being close to everything in Kona and also quiet and private. Loved the condo and great kitchen with everything for meal prep. Across the street from beach and a great restaurant. Highly recommend.
Laura Q.
December 2023

In good location at ok price. Needs updated dishwasher, bathroom facilities and mattresses (on the hard side). Great view of ocean and very clean. We were very pleased about all the extras which included large ice chest, boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs, shampoo, soap, sunscreen and bug spray. Magic Sands beach really has no beach (mainly rocks) but Kahalu'u beach is very close and Hapuna beach not far away. Would definitely stay there again.
Bruce P.
December 2023

The condo was exactly as shown. It is a little outdated but it is large, roomy, airy and the view was just gorgeous whether watching a quiet beach in the morning or watch a fabulous sunset every evening. The kitchen was well stocked and the bedroom set up guaranteed privacy. Parking was great with a large dedicated space and the condo had all the beach equipment you would want. The complex was quiet and private. Because the condo is at the front end, nobody walks by and we never heard other vacationers. The location was good as it is right across the street from one of the few nice public beaches in the area. There are also two restaurants right across the street to satisfy formal or informal dining. Downtown shopping area is only 2-3 miles away. The only downside to the location is that it is right above a rather busy and noisy road. If traffic noise and crowd noise bother you, you might want to think about it. When the sliding doors were closed, noise was minimal and it doesn’t start until 10am and is done shortly after dark. We enjoyed the beach noise and people watch from the balcony so this noise did not bother us. We were often gone during the day as well. We would rent again and felt it suited our needs perfectly.
Mary A.
December 2023

This was our family's first trip to Kona and we had an amazing time at this complex. First of all, there are very few sandy beaches and we visited about 6 of the other beaches that were within about 1-hour of our unit. The Magic sands beach which this unit looks at was by far our family's favorite. We will absolutely be staying here again we we come back.
Eric L.
December 2023

The location is great and the condo very spacious. It badly needs ome updates--the 90s era dishwasher broke and we had to wash our dishes by hand at the last minute. But the managers were very patient in helping us navigate the Covid documentation which we appreciated.
christie c.
December 2023

Fantastic location -- loved being right across the street from Magic Sands Beach. And enjoyed access to the pool and tennis courts. Would stay here again
Andrea D.
December 2023

We rate it a 4+. Beautiful view, great location, clean condo complex. The only down side is the 5 homeless living 150’ away on the beach with their 4 dogs barking 24 hours a day.
Shane G.
December 2023

Right across the street from White Sands Beach, great pool and property amenities. All the restaurants and shopping you need within 3 miles. Property was clean and loved the huge balcony that overlooked the beach.
Mark L.
December 2023

White sands condo 201 did not disappoint. The view from the lanai was our favorite spot both morning and evening. Condo was well equipped with everything you needed including beach towels, chairs, cooler, umbrella and other beach items. All the basics to get started of dish soap, dishwasher tablets, paper towels, laundry pods and toilet paper and hand soap were available. There was a hair dryer but it was not listed. Extras for an extended stay were easy to get at the nearby grocery store. We would definitely stay here again. Lots of sunscreen and other kitchen items like tin foil left from other guests…just like we left for the text group. Only thing we found missing was no baking sheet but had plenty of pans and baking dishes to make it work.
Kristin R.
December 2023

It's easy access to the beach, we can enjoy nice view from the room and eat/drink at the balcony with sunset. Weekday night, there are too much noisy music on the street, but if you close the windows, no problems.
Naoko N.
December 2023

Beautiful well kept, clean condo with an amazing view of the beach from the entire lanai -- a wonderful place for meals and just relaxing to the sound of the waves. If it's a little too warm out, you can still hear the waves from the living room in the lovely AC. Beach chairs, kick boards, snorkel masks, and an umbrella are provided for use as well as all the supplies needed to clean up on the way out. The only minor draw back (and I do mean minor) is it is a very popular beach so it can get pretty loud during the day and some nights. This wasn't a problem for us but for someone looking for complete peace and quiet that may be a deal breaker. Otherwise it was the most incredible place I've ever stayed and I would absolutely stay here again in the future!!
chris m.
December 2023

Amazing views, clean, well stocked kitchen and condo, very convenient location to beach, personal parking space, lots of activity and beach items to use including umbrellas, chairs, and boogie boards! We will definitely be recommending this to friends and will be staying here again!
MaryMargaret K.
December 2023

This is a comfortable condo, thoughtfully stocked with your holiday getaway needs. Location is excellent! Right across the street from a fantastic swimming beach. There is a trolley that comes once an hour that happened to be free while we were there. Incredibly convenient for getting into town. (You should definitely advertise this more). The only reason this was not rated five stars is the lack of communication or response from the property management company. Grand. We had a few issues upon arrival and called the number as directed. Spoke to someone who said they would look into it and get right back to us and they never did. Reached out again and we were told we would get a response ASAP. Never received a response entire trip.
Tanya W.
December 2023

Condo was perfect for our family of four. Great value in a great location.
Jorde G.
December 2023

We so enjoyed our stay in White Sands. The condo was comfortable and had every amenity possible. The location is perfect for going all directions on the island. We would highly recommend this property to any family wanting relaxation with good access to the beach, snorkeling and restaurants.
Kim C.
December 2023

The balcony is fantastic. We chose to pick up poke and eat outside because the view was so great. It is a large balcony with multiple seating and a great view of Magic Sands Beach. You can walk across the street to the beach to watch sunset and to eat at Magic Sands Grill. The condo has everything you need including beach chairs, snorkel gear, etc. It is very nice to have two bathrooms for two couples. The beds are comfortable and there is air conditioning! I left a souvenir there when we checked out and the housekeeper offered to mail it to me. So kind and thoughtful although it was my mistake. I highly recommend this condo!
Becky B.
December 2023

The property is in an awesome location but it could be so much better. Linens and towels were so old, stained, and dated. The draws and cupboards and closets need cleaned out. The showers still had hair from previous guest and were in need of some deep cleaning. Replace your masking tape notes with labels and you'll really class up the place for your guests. It definitely has potential. Location couldn't of been better and parking was convenient as well. Great lanai, we made friends with a gecko who loved scrambled eggs.
Sandy F.
December 2023

Perfect location- across from a beautiful beach. Condo has everything you need. Beautiful wrap around patio is great. Fully stocked kitchen was so nice! The pool, hot tub and pool table were enjoyed by my kids daily! Was a wonderful 10 days in Hawai’i! Would definitely come back to this location!
Jennifer P.
December 2023

Communication was quick & clear with the property manager - arrival (check-in) was a breeze and we arrived to an immaculately clean condo. Amenities were as noted and included all necessary linens, towels and beach items Magic Sands beach is directly across the road and there’s a bus stop for a free trolly into town nearby - it’s a wonderful location Highly recommend!!!
Mike M.
December 2023

The property is in an awesome location but it could be so much better. Linens and towels were so old, stained, and dated. The draws and cupboards and closets need cleaned out. The showers still had hair from previous guest and were in need of some deep cleaning. Replace your masking tape notes with labels and you'll really class up the place for your guests. It definitely has potential. Location couldn't of been better and parking was convenient as well. Great lanai, we made friends with a gecko who loved scrambled eggs.
Sandy F.
December 2023

Condo was perfect for our family of four. Great value in a great location.
Jorde G.
December 2023

Perfect place for being close to everything in Kona and also quiet and private. Loved the condo and great kitchen with everything for meal prep. Across the street from beach and a great restaurant. Highly recommend.
Laura Q.
December 2023

Great location right across from Magic Sands Beach. Very well stocked kitchen. Lots of beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, umbrella, cooler, sand toys, etc. Spacious and quiet lanai. Highly recommend!

November 2023

The location of this property is superb. The shower head in the small bathroom barely yielded a trickle of water. This wasn't an issue for us since there was just the two of us. This would have been an issue with a family.
Alan E.
November 2023

Great location right across from Magic Sands Beach. Very well stocked kitchen. Lots of beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, umbrella, cooler, sand toys, etc. Spacious and quiet lanai. Highly recommend!

November 2023

The balcony is fantastic. We chose to pick up poke and eat outside because the view was so great. It is a large balcony with multiple seating and a great view of Magic Sands Beach. You can walk across the street to the beach to watch sunset and to eat at Magic Sands Grill. The condo has everything you need including beach chairs, snorkel gear, etc. It is very nice to have two bathrooms for two couples. The beds are comfortable and there is air conditioning! I left a souvenir there when we checked out and the housekeeper offered to mail it to me. So kind and thoughtful although it was my mistake. I highly recommend this condo!
Becky B.
November 2023

Wonderful place to stay! So clean and fully stocked. Has all the things you need for the beach. The condo is wonderful as are the grounds of the complex. Nice pool and spa, BBQ area, and pool table, etc. Would absolutely stay here again!
Devan K.
November 2023

The property is well maintained. The condo is exactly as described. It is nice to hear the birds and you can see gorgeous sunsets from the Lanai. The owners are very responsive as well as the managers for the condo. It is very comfortable for a couple and a family. It is a well stocked kitchen. If you want peace and quiet, this is the spot. We definitely will come back.
Mary Ann S.
November 2023

We so enjoyed our stay in White Sands. The condo was comfortable and had every amenity possible. The location is perfect for going all directions on the island. We would highly recommend this property to any family wanting relaxation with good access to the beach, snorkeling and restaurants.
Kim C.
November 2023

We so enjoyed our stay in White Sands. The condo was comfortable and had every amenity possible. The location is perfect for going all directions on the island. We would highly recommend this property to any family wanting relaxation with good access to the beach, snorkeling and restaurants.
Kim C.
November 2023

Great place, very clean and comfortable, kitchen well stocked. Had some drain issues in main bath but husband was able to fix. I wish it was a little closer to the beach and had a little better ocean view, but overall felt like a good value. Could use a few more beach towels.
Tanya K.
November 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The unit was clean and comfortable. The lanai was fabulous and we spent much of our condo time taking in the sights and sounds from there. This unit has an elevator but will still require a half flight of stairs to access.
Julie M.
November 2023

This is a comfortable condo, thoughtfully stocked with your holiday getaway needs. Location is excellent! Right across the street from a fantastic swimming beach. There is a trolley that comes once an hour that happened to be free while we were there. Incredibly convenient for getting into town. (You should definitely advertise this more). The only reason this was not rated five stars is the lack of communication or response from the property management company. Grand. We had a few issues upon arrival and called the number as directed. Spoke to someone who said they would look into it and get right back to us and they never did. Reached out again and we were told we would get a response ASAP. Never received a response entire trip.
Tanya W.
November 2023

We loved staying at this property! It had all the amenities with a beautiful view and perfect location. After a fun day exploring kona we were able to relax at the hot tub, pool and sauna. A perfect ending to our first day in Hawaii! Would definitely stay again😊
Barbara F.
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.
Eric S.
November 2023

The condo is exactly what you need for a Kona getaway. It is well located, the lanai provides a lovely view of the ocean, it is clean and well equipped. We appreciated the comfortable surroundings and would definitely consider staying again. The description of the facility is accurate, with one exception. There are no tennis courts. They have been removed.
Lance C.
November 2023

The host accommodated a last minute schedule change. The condo has a well supplied kitchen that allowed us to cook everything we wanted. It also has all the beach supplies that you can’t bring with you on the plane. The location and views are excellent. We highly recommend this property!!
Kirsten W.
November 2023

Wonderful condo! Very clean, nicely furnished, across from a swimming beach and best of all has a spacious lanai where you can see and hear the ocean all day and night. I would love to stay here again. Mahalo Mitzi!
Lisa M.
November 2023

Communication was quick & clear with the property manager - arrival (check-in) was a breeze and we arrived to an immaculately clean condo. Amenities were as noted and included all necessary linens, towels and beach items Magic Sands beach is directly across the road and there’s a bus stop for a free trolly into town nearby - it’s a wonderful location Highly recommend!!!
Mike M.
November 2023

Perfect place for being close to everything in Kona and also quiet and private. Loved the condo and great kitchen with everything for meal prep. Across the street from beach and a great restaurant. Highly recommend.
Laura Q.
November 2023

Excellent, except the tennis courts were non existant. The property was advertised showing tennis courts.
Irena S.
November 2023

The property was in a great location. Certainly a little dated and could use a good Deep cleaning. Overall, it was a good place to stay, close to the water.
Kimberly A.
November 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was more than happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Pros: Apartment is nice, very cool wrap-around balcony, furniture is nice, massive TV in the living room, bed is comfortable, place was clean. The staff were accommodating when I needed to change the dates of our stay.Cons: The elevator is inconveniently located - you have to walk 50-100 yards and then still go down 5 or 6 steps when you get to the 3rd floor, so might as well just take the stairs, which is kind of annoying when you have your luggage. There is a horrible ant problem, so don't accidentally leave ANYTHING out. They literally went for the smallest crumbs left on the counter. The cleaning crew was there at 10:55 am on check-out day, so we felt very much rushed out the door, which I did not like because I fear of forgetting something. And i just generally don't like this, I am on vacation. Please don't be knocking on the door before check-out time. Also, while I appreciate the staff being accommodating, what I don't like was they email you a VERY long lease agreement to sign AFTER you book the place, and the booking was non-refundable. So if you disagree with the lease agreement, you're SOL. Some nit-picky things in the lease I didn't approve of, like you have to take the trash out (even though I pay a cleaning fee...). If I don't take the trash out, do I incur an extra fee? I didn't want to take the chance. So not only was I rushed out the door with all my luggage, I also had to take the bag of trash with me.Hopefully some things for management to improve on.
Samantha W.
November 2023


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