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SPECTACULAR SUNSETS; LARGE COVERED LANAI; BEACH, POOL, WIFI

Owner

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights

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SPECTACULAR SUNSETS; LARGE COVERED LANAI; BEACH, POOL, WIFI

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Kahaluu Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Kailua Kona, HI is the #1 United States destination on the rise!!

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Please Read: TRAVELER REVIEWS. Our guests tell you in their own words how much and why they like and enjoyed our condo.

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LARGE COVERED LANAI PROVIDES AN OUTDOOR ROOM most OTHER CONDOS DO NOT HAVE. It is common practice in Hawaii to eat, entertain and relax outside. Our lanai gives you this opportunity. No need to be indoors when you can experience the trade winds on your open air lanai. No need to go to an expensive water front restaurant - You are on the ocean and the second story location provides a better view of the ocean and sunsets than ground level condos and restaurants.

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NEW - NEW - NEW: In 2011 a new air conditioner, dishwasher, oven, refirgerator, pull out couch, lanai ceiling fan, bathroom ceiling fan, medicine cabinet and murphy bed mattress were installed. In 2010 new lanai door screens were installed.

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PLUS: FREE IN CONDO WIFI AND FREE AIR CONDITIONING.

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AND: WHAT A VIEW! BEAUTIFUL OCEAN! LOOK, YOU CAN SEE DOLPHINS, WHALES, FISH AND TURTLES!

NEXT TO POPULAR MAGIC SANDS BEACH. POOL ON SITE.

BRIGHT, CHEERY, SPACIOUS CONDO! HOW COMFORTABLE! AIR CONDITIONING AND OVERHEAD FANS EVERYWHERE!!

THERE ARE NO OBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF THE OCEAN FROM INSIDE THE CONDO!! OR FROM THE LANAI!!

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WHAT A COMFORTABLE CONDO! LOTS OF SPACE AND STORAGE! HOW RELAXING TO BE OUTSIDE ON THE SHADED LANAI, WATCHING THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE OCEAN ROLL IN.

INTERIOR SEEMS TO HAVE TWICE THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE OTHER CONDOS HERE. PLENTY OF GLASSES AND COFFE CUPS.

WE HAVE BEACH MATS AND A BEACH UMBRELLA, FOLDING CHAIRS, ICE CHEST, MASKS AND SNORKELS, AND A DRYING RACK FOR OUR BEACH WEAR!

LET'S GO NEXT DOOR TO MAGIC SANDS BEACH AND JOIN THE BODY SURFERS, BOOGY BOARDERS, SNORKLERS AND SUN BATHERS! I CAN SEE THEY ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME!

HERE WE ARE ON SATURDAY WATCHING HULA DANCERS PRACTICE IN THE PARK. THIS IS HAWAII!!

THIS LANAI IS GREAT! WE ARE OUTSIDE IN THE SHADE AND COOLED BY THE OCEAN BREEZE! LOTS OF ROOM. VERY RELAXING. WE CAN INVITE SEVERAL FRIENDS OVER AND NOT BE CROWDED!

These are examples of comments visitors make when staying in this unit, a spacious 2nd floor studio with LANAI overlooking the pool with a 180 degree ocean view.

================================================= Go To: Map & Owners' Profile

Read: 'Why the Owner Chose Kona Magic Sands' and 'The Unique Benefits at this Condo.'

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When you enter the front door, you will immediately walk out to the Lanai to take in the view and listen to the waves. You will be thinking, 'This is perfect. This is why we came to Hawaii!'

The interior of the unit is designed to be COMFORTABLE, to enhance the view and to provide visitors with space to move around and to store their personnel items.

As ths visitor walks in the front door, there is a long, white kitchen counter on the left that continues to a desk area and a home entertainment cabinet with the TV/DVD units. The TV can be turned to either the bed or couch. Next is a sitting area.

The bathroom, which is on the right as visitors enter the unit, has a shower and the usual facilities plus a cabinet and drawers for storeage.

Beyond the bathroom, is the sleeping area with a CLOSET AND A SET OF DRAWERS ON EACH SIDE OF THE BED. There is tract lighting over the bed. After the sleeping area is a pull out couch, which is screened from the bed by a partial wall.

The unit has a tile floor and Hawaiian style furnishings. There is track lighting over the bed, couch and sitting area. This unit has both air conditioning and ceiling fans with lights. The unit does not have a washer/dryer. There is a washer/dryer room at the North end of the building.

The Lanai has a round table with four chairs and a lounge chair. There is a ceiling fan with a light overhead. The Lanai is perfect for sipping coffee in the morning, having a romantic dinner while watching the sunset, entertaining and napping or as the owner calls it - 'Whale watching.'

Comfort, relaxation and convenience is what Kona Magic Sands #203 offers!!! Reserve Now!!

Keywords: Condo

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english

About The Owner

My wife and I are retired and live in Kailua-Kona. We have been coming to the Big Island since 1987. We enjoy the great weather, beautiful clear warm water, the year round outdoor activities, the excellent small beaches, the variety of terrain and weather, and, of course, our many friends.

The Owner purchased this condo in 1989

Why The Owner chose Kahaluu

We bought Kona Magic Sands #203 because of the view of the ocean and the relaxed feeling we got when we stepped out onto the lanai.

In 1987, while visiting the Big Island, we decided to look at condos. The first one was at Kona Magic Sands. We immediately liked the location and size.

We then viewed every studio and one bedroom condo for sale along Alii Drive in our price range and some that were priced higher.

What we found was most condominium buildings were perpendicular to the ocean instead of fronting the ocean as Kona Magic Sands does. The living areas seemed smaller and stuffy. The placement of the condos did not allow the natural breeze to flow into the condo. The one bedrooms had one small window that opened onto a walk way. The bedrooms did not look comfortable.

The lanais only had room for a small table and two chairs.

The direct view was of the condos across a courtyard.

To get a view of the ocean you had to be on the lanai and then it was only a partial ocean view.

We felt that not one condo we saw - either studio or one bedroom - came close to what the condos with the larger lanais at Kona Magic Sands had to offer.

We still believe these characteristics are as true today as they were 23 years ago.

When KMS #203 came on the market in 1989 we jumped at the opportunity to buy it.

We have never regretted our decision.

We lived at KMS #203 for awhile but with a lot of sports equipment and arts and crafts supplies, we out grew the condo.

But, whenever we are in the condo, we still wish we were living there.

It is a special place.

What makes this condo unique

You will find KMS #203 to be a great place to sit back and relax. We designed the interior of the condo to highlight the condo's most important feature - THE OCEAN VIEW.

Enhancing the view of the ocean on the inside resulted in comfortable living and sleeping areas with MORE SPACE for you to move around than you may find in most of the condos.

A picture is worth a thousand words - just LOOK AT OUR PHOTOS and see for yourself.

We completely remodeled KMS #203 in 2000 even taking out the two bathroom walls.

Originally, the refrigerator was at the end of the short kitchen countertop. With the renovation we created a nook in the opposite wall for the refrigerator. This allowed us to install one very long kitchen countertop with a desk area.

This gives our guests more space to prepare meals than in most of the other condos.

The long countertop and the recessed refrigerator provided another benefit. The long clean lines direct your vision to the ocean when you walk in the front door.

Before the remodel the condo had floor and table lamps and fans. They were always in the way. KMS #203 now has ceiling fans and overhead track lighting. There are no obtacles to trip over or look through. Just another improvement to help our guests enjoy the view.

We installed a queen size Murphy bed with a separate closet and drawers unit on each side of the bed. This unit also has a pull out shelf to be used as a night stand.

We elected to have a Murphy bed to give us more space to stretch, add a work table and have friends over,making the KMS #203 seem even bigger.

The owners of some of the other KMS condos have installed washer/dryer units and/or closets in their bathrooms. We eleced not to do this because those features make the bathrooms to small.

We designed the bathroom to give our guests as much room as possible.

SPACE, OPENESS, COMFORT

Guestbook comments from the owner

We like the condo! The ocean was beautiful - waves. We saw some yellow fish. Mt daughter enjoyed the pool. Shopping was great! Spent to much money!
Apr 2014
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Bedrooms Studio
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Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Sunsets; Large Covered Lanai; Beach, Pool, Wifi
average rating of 4.428571 based on 76 reviews
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Spectacular Sunsets; Large Covered Lanai; Beach, Pool, Wifi
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Kahaluu Kona Coast
Orefield PA USA
4

Great Location and Value

  • 4 of 5
The condo is so conveniently located for what we planned to do: snorkeling, Manta ray night snorkel, hike to Green Sand beach, South Point. Grocery store and shopping are nearby. Our favorite food place - Da Poke Shack is only 1 mile away. Having a covered lanai really helped in allowing us to spend more time outside in the afternoon while the sun is blazing. Kitchen is well stocked and ready for yummy home-made meals of the fresh local fish we bought. Snorkel gears, boogie boards, and beach towels are great to have! The pool is also very nice and relaxing, not crowded at all. Having A/C in the condo was a great plus to just get rid of the bit of humidity at the end of a long day out.

Condo had everything we needed and everything was functional, but it could use some updating, especially the bathroom shower. The bed is not the most comfortable and the sheets and towels seemed to have a damp smell (not sure if from washer/dryer or because they've been sitting in a locked room for a while.) But you can't beat the great price on this condo! We would definitely consider staying here again if we can be so lucky to visit in the future.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Spectacular Sunsets; Large Covered Lanai; Beach, Pool, Wifi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p237200vb
Kahaluu Kona Coast
5

Great condo for a home base on the Big Island, lovely spot, as described

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at this unit for 5 nights on our recent trip to Hawai'i. It was lovely! The location is convenient and beautiful. We LOVED the sound of the surf day and night and the gentle sea breeze you get in this location (if you are a light sleeper, I suppose it may be too loud for you if you leave the sliding doors open, but we really liked it!) . We agree with the description that this unit is one of the very best in the whole building. It has a much bigger lanai than most other units and the lanai is covered for hot sun or rain. We cooked much of our own food to save on costs and we found all the basics we needed in the kitchen. The owners are very friendly and easy to work with. The check-in and check-out process was quick and easy. It was an all-around great experience. We would absolutely stay here again. (Hope that's sooner than later!)
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Sunsets; Large Covered Lanai; Beach, Pool, Wifi
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Kahaluu Kona Coast
Pleasanton,ca
4

Kona

  • 4 of 5
Very clean quiet location,saw fish right off the lanai good sunset one night to many clouds the rest of the time.the waves were pounding the whole 5 days. The kitchen was well stocked ,beds were very uncomfortable no box spring on the Murphy bed the pull out bed was the same.good location could use some updates.beach right next door was a plus,until it disappeared,that's why they call it Magic Sands.
  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your FOUR STAR Rating and recommending Kona Magic Sands #203 to potential guests. The murphy bed mattress and pull out couch and mattress were both purchased in 2011. We will check on their condition.
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Spectacular Sunsets; Large Covered Lanai; Beach, Pool, Wifi
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Kahaluu Kona Coast
Eugene, OR
5

excellent!

  • 5 of 5
Fully equipped with everything we needed. Great location.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 ***** star rating. Betsy and I strive to keep our Kona Magic Sands #203 clean and well stocked so our guests will enjoy the full benefit of being on the ocean, on the second floor with a covered lanai - great, relaxing views.
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Spectacular Sunsets; Large Covered Lanai; Beach, Pool, Wifi
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Kahaluu Kona Coast
Indiana
5

Beautiful Condo, Ideal location on water

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at this condo, the balcony was a highlight! So big and the view was amazing! Location was great, right next door to a sandy beach where wakeboarding is very popular and just a few miles south is a great beach to go snorkeling or surfing! The condo itself was spacious for a studio and it has all the amenities you could want! Thanks for letting us stay!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Sunsets; Large Covered Lanai; Beach, Pool, Wifi
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Kahaluu Kona Coast
Patricia, Alberta Canada
5

#203 Magic Sands-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this condo from November 19-29, 2012. Very welcoming as you walk in, then opening the drapes to the lanai (spelling?), we were in awe with the view. Was perfect for the two of us. Make sure to keep counters clean, and food sealed in a ziploc bag. There are tiny little ants (I think) which was no big deal to us. We are in the tropics, which is to be expected. The dishwasher didn't clean the greatest, even with rinsing the dishes.

Got to see a whale, which is rare for this time of year. Also seen dolphins. Beach right next door. Snorkelling down the road which was the best that we experienced as far as seeing all varieties of fish. The two boogie boards provided were broken, so hopefully they will be replaced.

Also note that in order for the air conditioner to work, that both the back door and sliding doors to the lanai must be closed. As soon as you open the doors it shuts off. Once doors are closed, it will automatically turn back on.

We would highly recommend this unit. If we came back to the Big Island, we would definitely rent this unit.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star rating and your kind words. KMS #203 is a magical place - very relaxing. My wife and I work hard maintaining KMS #203. The best way we have found to make sure KMS #203 is meeting our guests' standards is for the guests to contact us immediately if there is something that needs repairing and/or replacing. Hope you can return soon. Mahalo - Tom

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This is the home of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, There are many local tri-athletes, runners, cyclists, swimmers and canoe paddlers, Meet local athletes at the FREE to all users Olympic size swimming pool in town, and at the Kailua Pier in the Village where ocean swimming takes place.

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Rates & Availability

Kahaluu Condo Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $80 to $130/nt
  • US Dollars
  • High Season: Dec 15-Apr 14 .. $130/night
  • Low Season: Apr 14-Dec 14 .. $115/night,
  • Current Special - Every 4th Night Free
  • Plus Taxes (13.25%) and Cleaning Fees
  • Additional charge for more than two people
  • LAST MINUTE RATES/within 30 days: $80/night, plus tax and cleaning
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Amenities

Kahaluu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Murphy Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Extra Large Lanai, swimming pool, shared BBQ. In the unit are AC and ceiling fans, overhead track lighting, each side of the bed has its own closet and chest of drawers, Roomy. Coin operated washer/dryer on site. NO SMOKING BY THE POOL OR IN THE COMMON AREAS OF THE PROPERTY. No elevator.

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