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Tu'Tu's Magic Sands Beach House with Huge Pool & Lovely Garden and Lanais

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

Welcome to Hale Honu, or Tutu's house! We lived in this house for 7 years before we returned to the mainland to join our grandchildren, and hope you will find it as comfortable and accommodating as we did!

This large modern home in White Sands Beach Estates. lies only 3/4 miles from famous Kahaluu Beach Park, which provides some of the the best snorkeling on all the Islands. You can plan trips to South Kona to see the coffee and macadamia farms, Kohala to visit the fabulous resorts, or just stay local in Kona and enjoy the snorkeling, dining, and relaxed way of life.

While we are certainly not a 4 star resort, we provide a enjoyable family ambience and amenities that will let you experience life on Kona like a local. You can enjoy a lovely pool in a beautiful garden, play croquet on the lawn ,chill in the hammock, BBQ on the front lanai, or use the front lanai loungers to read or just stare at the horizon with a cocktail.

The Layout:


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

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

*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.

No Smoking in the house, only on the Lanais, please.

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

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

If you aren't looking for a 4 star resort experience, but rather want to enjoy a local and comfortable family experience, please inquire as we would love to host you. Thanks in advance for your inquiry!

State of Hawaii Tax I.D. W40921066-01

More Details

Member since: 2000
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

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 Kailua-Kona

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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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


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Tu'Tu's Magic Sands Beach House with Huge Pool & Lovely Garden and Lanais
average rating of 4.7288136 based on 63 reviews

Quiet, great house, pool

  • 5 of 5

As advertised. Definitely Hawaii living. Had some VRBO app issues, but Marilee, the owner, had a quick response. The whole week was awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time getting up and swimming in the pool in the morning and evenings. We cooked outside most of the time and enjoyed evenings on the deck. We ate mangos that fell from the tree every morning and evening. So yummy! This amazing house is a short driving distance to many fun places. This place totally fit our large family!

Thanks again for the wonderful paradise. The pool is a must when visiting Hawaii in my opinion.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delta, British Columbia

Wonderful stay in Kona

  • 5 of 5

Our family have just returned from Kona and staying in TuTu's Beach House. Seven adults easily shared the comfortable four bedrooms and three baths (with additional outside loo close to pool), large living room and downstairs family room. This really is a spacious home with lots of room for everyone. We loved the huge deck that almost completely wraps around the house. The kitchen is very well supplied with all the tools, dishes etc. that you will need. We really enjoyed the pool area with tons of flowering trees, and beautiful song birds! There are some mosquitos and flies near the pool so bring insect repellant! This house is conveniently located and so quick to walk to Magic Sands Beach, very popular with our young adult family. Also quick to get to grocery shopping or Kona restaurants and shops. The owner and property manager were quick to respond to any questions that we had before and during our stay. The whole family said that they would return "in a heart beat!"

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were the best Mahalo for leaving the house so clean
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  • 5 of 5

The house was very roomy. Walking distance to Magic Sands Beach! Close too food, shopping, airport and other beaches. My daughter's ages 5,5, and 2 enjoyed the swimming pool. Owner offers quite a bit of swimming gear, snorkeling gear and boogie boards. Kitchen is fully stocked with plates,utensils,etc. House was clean, no pests visible. Be sure to keep screen doors closed or they can fly in. Upstairs has awesome view with glass doors. WiFi easy to use, had to reset modem but came right back on. Neighborhood is very nice. House is exactly as shown in pictures could use some updating, but the house has a very authentic modern Hawaiian vibe.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your booking
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Great vacation home and location

  • 4 of 5

There were 6 adults and 4 young children who stayed at this home for a week. The layout of the house worked well for us, and the pool was great and the landscaping was beautiful. However, because of all the plants, we received many bug bites, so if you are renting the property, be sure to bring or buy bug spray. The location is great - walking distance to Magic Sands Beach and a short drive to town. Nice quiet area. I would recommend this home for your family getaway in Kona.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate your suggestions Glad you had a great time
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3 Week Stay at Tu Tu's Beach House

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed a great vacation while staying at Tu Tu's. I had 2 sets of visitors come stay with us. The open concept allowed plenty of room for everyone to visit. The house is large and easily accommodates 8 adults with 4 bedrooms. The house has older furnishings but it is clean and comfortable. The lower level was perfect for our adult children to have their privacy.The back yard and pool are private and beautifully landscaped. We picked ripe bananas off the tree the entire visit. The mangos will be ripe soon. The house is a easy 5 minute walk to the beach. It's a lovely place for a large family to vacation in Hawaii.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for being such helpful guests with your suggestions
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Magic sands
Car: recommended


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
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 £229.44 + Tax
security seposit £382.4

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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