|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This is LOVELY AND HAS AMAZING VIEWS! DIRECT OCEANFRONT!
VINTAGE HAWAIIANA STYLE WITH AMAZING KOA WOOD CABINETS AND TRIMWORK!
Direct oceanfront beautiful condo at bargain prices! So close to the water, you could toss a shell in the water!!
Lovely first floor no stairs! Easy assigned parking access, your own spot, FREE parking.
Fully customized unit, with amazing KOA WOOD cabinets and trim, a rare Hawaiian species.
This is a studio condo, one large room plus bathroom. It is overlooking the ocean in Kailua-Kona, with queen bed plus a twin daybed, sleeps 3.
Fully equipped kitchen, plus a nice wet bar in living room to make your morning coffee, or blend your tropical smoothie.
All linens included, including pool towels.
All the appliances you need, blender, to whip up your tropical drinks; coffee maker to enjoy your KONA coffee (be sure to pick some up when you shop) Microwave, stove and oven, full sized refrigerator...all the dishes, pots and pans, glassware etc.
Very comfortable and lovely unit!
Watch the surfers, whales, dolphins, cruise ships, and waves.
Oceanfront swimming pool, and just a few steps next door to the Magic Sands Beach. Fantastic for boogie boarding or surfing, sunning, swimming, snorkeling, etc.
Lots of extra storage, no need to leave your suitcases lying around, this unit really has lots of room.
TV on cable, free internet highspeed RoadRunner cable modem in the condo, plus wireless signal at the pool.
FANTASTIC, YOU CANT GET MUCH CLOSER THAN THIS TO THE OCEAN
The studio feels like you are in a boat - cozy and fun. It is well appointed, clean with a great location. I would stay here again!
We stayed for a week in mid Feb and had a lovely time. The suite is on the main floor, close to the common area so people do walk back/forth in front of the suite from time to time (though a plus is that the lobby's wifi worked for us from the patio area!).
The views are indeed stunning - the first morning we saw spinner dolphins and whales swim by and the binoculars in the suite came in very handy. The suite was better equipped than we could have expected and was nicely decorated.
Like another reviewer mentioned, we were somewhat ill at ease fully paying for the suite so far in advance. Paypal can be used but you are also charged the associated service fee, fair enough I suppose. However, it all worked out and we would happily recommend this VRBO rental to our friends.
We had never been to Hawaii and went there to elope. This condo suited our needs perfectly! Nothing like listening to and watching the amazing waves while being comfortable! It was perfectly quiet for resting, all you hear is the lovely sound of the waves lulling you to sleep. We were entertained by watching surfers, crabs, whales, dolphins, boats and people who couldn't start the bbq, lol! This completely suited our needs! Thank you!
The communication was fantastic, details of the unit, property and area were dead on. Questions were answered timely and special request was honored. The location of unit was perfect, easy to get around area and it was so peaceful listening to the ocean put us to sleep every evening. Amazing views and sea turtles were easy to see. I would recommend this unit, a very relaxing end to our vacation. Thank you!
I'm somewhat disappointed that I'm writing a negative review - I've stated at a number of condos via VRBO and never had an issue. Unfortunately, it wasn't all smooth sailing
The ad and e-mailed rental agreement clearly stated that long distance was included (even printed in BOLD in the rental agreement). This was very important to us as we had left our 2yr old and 4yr old with their grandparents and we wanted to check in with them on a regular basis as we had never been away from them for a week..
Well, we got to the unit and called to check in only to find that the call wouldn't go through. I e-mailed the condo owner and he said the unit only had local call access, but would 'check with the unit owner'? to see if it could get put back on. I thought this was odd as I e-mailed the same person we had done the rental though - it seems he may not own the unit. Anyway his suggestion was to use our cell phone or have people call us call us - instead of us calling them.
Anyway, instead of fixing the long distance issue, the owner went into the VRBO system and changed their listing to reflect only local calls were included - there was no follow-up call to us to let us know what was going on and we had to resort to a $.75 / min roaming fee to use our cell phone.
My wife was pretty upset and it wasn't a great way to start a vacation.
As well, there was food in the fridge from previous renters and I felt like I was reliving my college room mate days. I get it that previous renters may be trying to share their leftovers with you, but I'm not about to use a half empty bottle of salad dressing while on vacation. The fridge door was filled with various salad dressings and other condiments.
Other than that, the unit was pretty much as described - lots of wood paneling gave an almost nautical feel and with the sliding doors open, the surf was quite soothing at night.
I was wary when I made this reservation. First, payment in full was required up front. this scared me a bit - I was entering into a transaction in which I was taking all the risk. The other two condos on Maui and Kauai we are renting on this trip did not require full payment until two weeks prior. Also, this unit is an efficiency, and our preference was to look for a one bedroom. However, Google maps and "The Big Island Revealed" confirmed how close to the surf we actually would be, so we took the risk - AND IT PAID OFF.
This place, unit #107, while showing it's age a bit, was all we needed and, to be honest, what we ended up preferring. The efficiency set up meant that we'd be sleeping just eight feet from the sliding doors that are at most 40' from the surf. The pounding surf made the stay sooo special. After full day road trips to the volcano and the windward side it was great to anticipate getting back to Magic Sands and opening the doorwall and letting the surf lull us to sleep.
Did I mention Magic Sands? It's the most terrific little beach I've met so far. It has great snorkeling (right in front of the condos), great surf, and a great mix of sun and shade in the morning.
As for the unit - I said it showed it's age a little, but it's had a graceful aging process. The koa woodwork throughout is beautiful and the built-ins are a great size for keeping your notebook PC and all of your travel info an little gear at hand. The stove is a tiny 24-incher (our Costco pizza had to be cut first to fit in the oven) but the kitchen was very well equipped - every pot, pan and utensil we needed was there, including a decently equipped spice rack and lots of mugs (even a stainless steel travel mug!), glasses, etc.
The bed was great, the pool was great the BBQ was right outside our unit (although you have to walk around to the locked gate, even from a first floor unit - we never understood that) and it worked great and provided opportunity to meet some of our temporary neighbors. The view of the water from the BBQ area was constantly changing - all manner of swimmers, surfers, outriggers, sail and power boats, spinner dolphins - you name it - paraded by. And it you don't like snorkeling, just wait for some good surf at the breakwall. As the waves curl above the reef right beyond it, you can catch brief glimpses of the tropical fish as if you were looking into an aquarium!
All in all, Magic Sands #107 is the best bang for your lodging buck in Kona.
Every summer weather activity nearby or on the island. View an active Volcano too, about 90 miles to Volcano National Park.
Amazing golf courses 2 MILES AWAY at Kona Country Club, Ocean and Mauka courses! BEAUTIFUL and DINING TOO
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$110 + Tax|
50% deposit with credit card or Paypal to hold dates; final due 60 days prior to arrival date.
Credit cards, paypal.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.