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Tu'Tu's Magic Sands Beach House with Huge Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Large Two Story Home With 2 Kitchens, 2 Living Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths

Large modern home in White Sands Beach Estates. 3/4 miles from famous Kahaluu Beach Park, the best snorkeling on all the Islands.


*Wrap around Lanai (700 sq. ft) Ocean View from Lanai

*Master King-size suite with private bath and private lanai

state of Hawaii ;hawaii tax i.d. W40921066-01

*Second queen size bedroom with private lanai and adjacent full bath

*Large kitchen

*Spacious dining/living room


Huge living room

*small bar kitchen

*King size bedroom with lanai overlooking pool and adjacent bath.

Queen size bedroom

Amenities: Phone, TV, Cable, VCR/DVD. stereo, CD Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave/Convention oven, Dishwasher, Two refrigerators, Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils provided. Linens provided. Washer/Dryer, Private Pool, Gas BBQ, No Smoking

Beach Chairs, Towels provided. Boogie Boards, Pool Floats, Snorkeling Equipment, Croquet.

Activities: Near Shopping, restaurants, Cinemas, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/ Diving, Boating, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing Para sailing.

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

About The Owner

Hawaii was my dream; to live here in retirement and have my children come and visit. Then the grandchildren started to come, and Hawaii was just too far away for this Tutu (Hawaiian for grandmother) and so we moved back to the big Big Island. This is a family home, in a quiet neighborhood near the beach, able to accommodate up to 10 people for memorable family get togethers and occasions.

Why The Owner chose Kona Coast

The lush, garden setting with pool is just magnificent. Tropical birds sing in the trees, plumeria fragrance the air, charming geckos climb the walls, and screens keep out critters we don't want inside. We so enjoy the tropics that we've adapted to them - so no air conditioning, just gentle fans cooling each room. And because it's the tropics, you may find mosquitoes in summer in some areas of the island (occasionally including ours).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house is great and your back yeard is a heavenly sanctuary that I will never forget. We had coffee out there every morning in what felt like paradise.
Aug 2005
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Magic sands
Car: recommended


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Kailua-Kona in the North Kona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , outdoors
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , bath ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , bath adjacent
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , bath adjacent
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Tu'Tu's Magic Sands Beach House with Huge Pool
average rating of 4.8039217 based on 55 reviews
Cobble Hill, B.C>

A great place for a family

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of ten from Canada, (six adults and four grandchildren.) The house was just the right size. The pool was great and when not a the beach (only 300 metres away) we were in the pool. (especially the children). The house was fully equipped for all our needs. Unfortunately, the people before us left the house in a bit of a mess. The housekeeper (Char) worked like a slave to try to get it ready for us but ended up working until after 5PM. Because the garbage had not been taken to the road we inherited a full can that we needed to deal with for additional four days. If I could make two suggestions for improvement. The house needs some TLC and maintenance. I would be a shame if fell into disrepair because it has so much going for it. Secondly, the bedrooms should be air conditioned.

In summary, we highly recommend this house for a large family get together.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your suggestions
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Mixed bag

  • 2 of 5


Great location - walking distance to the beach

Child friendly - toys, baby equipment, games

Pool - large and partially shaded during the day

Beach equipment - mats, umbrellas, snorkel gear, boogie boards available to use

Large home perfect for 2 families to share and have their own privacy when needed

Very responsive property manager - the internet, cable & phone line went out during our stay and she immediately had the situation rectified.


Home is very dated and would greatly benefit from an update

In the summer it is very warm in the house - numerous fans are provided

Bugs - ants & roaches. Although we took the garbage out frequently and kept the kitchen clean it was a constant battle. For peace of mind we ended up putting all opened food in the refrigerator whether it needed refrigeration or not.

Master bathroom - lack of privacy, did not have a door to separate the bedroom from the bathroom only a beaded divider.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for your comments There is a dressing room with vanity and sinks and closets between the toilet and master bedroom . Yes we have bugs and critters. It is the tropics. I am sure our house is dated, but the pictures on our site show exactly how it is.
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Portland Oregon


  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 (8 adults and 2 children) found the house inviting and the pool a source of wonderful enjoyment after days at the beach. Each adult couple had their private room and the kids shared the hide a bed in the large downstairs living room. (We had some trouble with the upstairs refrigerator. I suggest someone check the temperature settings.) The kitchen is fully equipped. The location was superb for all our adventures.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tutu's Beach House over the Memorial Day weekend. I was on R&R and I met my parents and sisters in Kona. My nephew's graduation was also during that weekend so it was a family reunion of sorts.

I searched all options for accommodations this weekend and Tutu's Beach House stood out because not only did it have room for everyone, it is also pet friendly. I did extensive research on the majority of lodging options in and around the Kailua-Kona area and the only hotel that was pet friendly is out in Waikoloa and charged the same price as this home for one room that could only hold a max of 4 people. Also it was a standard room with no extras.

Tutu's Beach House has 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a full kitchen upstairs, a kitchenette downstairs, 4 full bathrooms, a swimming pool, washing machine and dryer, on lot parking for at least 4 vehicles, the list goes on. All for the same price as a standard room at a luxury hotel. It was well worth staying here for the minimum 5 days. The house does not have air conditioning so if that is a deal breaker then this home is not for you, hey if it gets too hot in the house you could always jump in the pool. They do have ceiling fans in all rooms as well as tower fans. We are a local family and are used to no HVAC in our homes so it was not a big deal for us.

We arrived to a clean home, all essential items in place (towels, linens, kitchen items etc.) and helpful instructions about the house. There was beach gear available for use as well (floaties, chairs and towels).

Be aware that there are large flying roaches that come out at night so don't leave the screen door open, also the mosquitoes may be a nuisance, but there were citronella candles available to help keep them at bay. This is also pretty normal for us so not a big deal.

I do apologize if we made too much noise talking and laughing with each other, but it was such a restful, relaxing weekend at Tutu's Beach House, we couldn't help ourselves.

I would definitely stay here again if they will have us and I also recommend this home to anyone looking for a family and pet friendly place to stay. VRBO comes through again, and thank you Marilee for all your help.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Nice to have you
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Des Moines, Washington

Wonderful vacation with the family

  • 5 of 5

I stayed a week with my daughters and grandchildren. The house and tropical yard are wonderful. The pool is as big and beautiful as it looks in the picture. We spent a lot of time playing in the water and relaxing in the backyard and on the lanai. Lots of floaties are available so you need not buy them. There are even water wings that worked well for our 4 year old.

The house has plenty of room to spread out. We awakened each morning to the sounds of birds...what a nice way to wake up. Lots of geckos around, which we all enjoyed seeing.

Magic Sands Beach is a short walk away so you can spend time there during the day. We spent a morning there with the boogie boards (don't need to buy or rent those either). The sand is also fun for the little ones. We also walked down to view the sunset.

I am writing this review while sitting on the lanai with a cup of coffee early in the morning. And listening to and even seeing the birds in the trees. My morning ritual....

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo
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What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

This was truly a great home away from home. We had 6 adults and 4 children three years and under and spent 10 days here. We had everything we needed to be really comfortable and so much space! It was so handy to have the use of beach towels, chairs, boogie boards and sand toys for the beach days and all the pool toys for the stay at home days. Loved the pool and the yard is SO beautiful, very private. We also had the use of a crib for the youngest in our group and it was greatly appreciated. We were cooking at the house most of the time and to have a well stocked kitchen was great as well as access to the BBQ! Everything you could think of was available. Loved the lanai where we spent our meal times together. The location was very convenient for access to shopping and the local beaches as well as the main highway to other day trips. Thank you so much for such a lovely place to stay, we enjoyed it immensely! Highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for leaving the house so clean
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Kailua-Kona, Big Island Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
standard rate
25 Jun 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
10 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
11 night minimum stay
15 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
8 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
14 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £228.03 + Tax
security seposit £380.05
Tax Rate 14.3%

hawaii tax ID TA159-018-3936-01
GE TAX id 159-018-3936-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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