Oceanfront First Floor Studio Condo
About Mira Gurung
I live in Kailua-Kona and manage this property, which is owned by my family. I respond to messages as soon as I see them, so don't hesitate to write with questions!
Mira Gurung purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Mira Gurung chose Kahaluu Bay
We love having a piece of property right on the ocean and would love to share our home with you! Come relax next to Magic Sands beach and enjoy the sun and sea.
What makes this Condo unique
This condo enjoys the very same views as the neighboring, multi-million dollar oceanfront properties that rent for several hundred dollars per night in this quiet side of Alii Drive, away from the crowds closer to town. Magic Sand has always been our favorite beach, where we swim with the turtles early in the morning. Staying at this condo means you can meander there whenever you like, without having to struggle for one of the limited parking spaces. Another favorite activity is to walk along Alii Drive, past beautiful homes and undeveloped spaces for a brisk morning exercise.
Minimum age of primary renter:23
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great location. Could be cleaner.
The views are incredible and the place is only a few minutes from downtown Kona and right next to some beaches. It was a bit grubby though and could have stood a thorough cleaning..
Condo was in good shape and clean. Kitchen was well stocked to cook basics in. Parking was easy. Sleeping next to the waves is as nice as it sounds, and the waves were full of beautiful fish.
You cannot walk off the lanai to the ocean (you have to go around the building and through a locked pool gate), and at least at the moment Magic Sands has strong currents and a very rocky shoreline. Kahalu'u, just down the road, was great though.
Overall, can't complain.
Great location and a very well set up condo
We had a great time! The location is great as we love to be on Alii dr and next door to magic sands beach. The condo is small but was perfect for just my son and I and had everything that we needed.
Great location but unit is lacking
First thing, this is an amazing location. The unit is steps away from the ocean, with a fantastic beach right next to the complex.
The unit itself is tired and did not feel clean. Please note that the owner does not supply some of the very basics which usually come in a rental such as toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues, and kitchen items like a wine opener. The kitchen cupboard was full of old opened food items. We were provided part of a sponge (cut in quarters- we got one quarter) and one old dish towel to clean up with. There was no snorkel gear as advertised, but chairs, umbrellas, a cooler and two beach towels were in the unit for guests to use. We could not open one a the sliding glass doors onto the ocean view because it looked ready to fall apart.
Overall, good location, but just wouldn’t stay in this unit again.
I’m sorry you weren’t able to locate these items, but there is always plenty of toilet paper, extra sponges, etc. I understand that sometimes guests forget to check the cupboards. We are scheduled to get the screen doors replaced soon, it is generally hard to keep them sliding well as we are only a few feet from the waves and salt spray.
We don’t advertise providing snorkel gear, so I’m not sure where you read that but are happy to recommend rental places!
We have spent 10s of thousands of dollars in the past year renovating the unit, and future guests will note the new marble shower, updated bathroom and comfortable furniture. I do understand some people have really specific tastes, but I try my best. Thanks for your stay.
Location was great... but
While the location was great, and the neighborhood is safe, the condo itself left a lot to be desired!
Kitchen, reasonably equipped for the size of the unit, but the cooker virtually unusable, since the rings on the range top all fit so poorly that they were at angles off level or recessed below the deck so there was no contact with the pan.
Bathroom, NEEDS TO BE GUTTED! Tiles and shower door broken, door barely closes! Shower stall itself looks very dirty, whether because not cleaned or because of age I cant tell.
Vanity wood is rotten and starting to collapse.
Towel rails falling off wall- I repaired a couple.
Pull out bed was really uncomfortable, much worse than most sofa beds. Needs a new mattress.
Not clear in the listing.. NO A/C
On the positive side,
good internet access,
ceiling fans and the sea breezes cool it fairly well after being open for an hour or two
Good tankless hot water heater
Great Location, Clean, All the amenities
I arrived and had a seamless check in with the code provided by the owner. The keyless entry is very nice. I found the property to be clean, well stocked with everything we needed, including all the amenities and tools necessary for preparing meals. The location between a lifeguarded beach and an ocean park makes for a very quiet location with nothing but the view and sound of the surf to fall asleep and awaken to. Few other properties along All'i offer this kind of solitude. The property owner was very responsive to my pre- and post-stay messages. I will definitely stay here next time I am in Kona. This unit was a great place to come back to after a day of activities. High speed internet worked flawlessly. This place is a real neat unit.
Lovely shaded picnic area next to condo, ideal for family picnics or sunset viewing by the ocean, where locals frequently practice hula. No struggles to find a parking spot at the beach so favored by locals and tourists alike. With the pushbutton lock, you don't need to worry about carrying your keys to the beach!