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Sleep Just Steps from the Waves!

Mira Gurung

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Mira Gurung

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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Sleep Just Steps from the Waves!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Kahaluu Condo Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront First Floor Studio Condo

Stay on the famous Ali'i drive next to Kona's best beach- Magic Sands! In this modern studio, you'll have unobstructed, picturesque sunset views over the Pacific every evening while the waves crash at your door. What could be better for a relaxing tropical vacation?

Sleep next to the ocean! Though it is a studio, the unit features convenient shoji doors that can create two rooms, and can accommodate as many as four. Get a good night's sleep on our new mattress or sleeper sofa, and avoid paying restaurant prices with our fully-equipped kitchen (though you can eat at the restaurant next door if you don't feel like cooking) or barbecue next to the ocean with unobstructed views of the ocean and sunset. In the afternoons, you can stretch out on the chaise lounge with a good book. Relax in the evening while watching tv or streaming from Netflix or Hulu on our new smart tv! Unit also comes with high-speed wifi, though all you need in order to relax is the sound of the surf outside the door.

High-speed Internet

Coin Laundry

Free Parking Space

Pool Access


Cable TV and Streaming

Boogie boards, Beach Umbrella, Beach Mats, Beach Chairs

No landline phone

Owner does not live in condo

We are right next to the ocean and the best beach and park in town! Don't hassle with parking, just walk 30 seconds to the beach! Great area for walking/jogging/cycling along the ocean for miles.

If you aren't renting a car, you can take the Honu Express Shuttle around town.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mira Gurung (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Mira Gurung

I'm an International Relations major studying in Switzerland and managing my family's lovely condo at Kona Magic Sands. When not in Switzerland or with my family in Bangkok, Thailand, I love to come to Kona, as I have grown up spending summers and winters on the Big Island!

Mira Gurung purchased this condo in 2013

Why Mira Gurung chose Kahaluu

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.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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based on 18 traveler reviews

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Sleep Just Steps from the Waves!
average rating of 3.9444444 based on 18 reviews

Run As Fast As You Can

  • 1 of 5

We stayed 4 nights which was 4 too many, had we been able to secure alternate accommodation the first night we would have done so. We understand that things rust, from high humidity and ocean salt spray, and that we may encounter critters but there is no excuse for dirt and uncleanliness and this place was both. Our death toll was about 14 cockroaches in 4 days.

We arrived on Thursday about 1:30 and were able to gain early access to the unit. Once inside, it was apparent that the unit was dirty. The cleaner had done a minimal job & it was obvious that that had been going on for quite some time. The shower door was grungy and mouldy, the towels were dull and greyish (not the white they were intended to be) - worse yet, our bed linens were stained & soiled. The mattress cover had urine stains on it. The appliances were caked with old spills and food, and a layer of dust and grease, the sink was dirty and no dusting had been done.

Knutson (the management company) indicated they would handle the situation & asked if we wanted another cleaning. We refused that offer, not wanting to spend our time accommodating a cleaner. We asked for clean linens and a stand up fan, & chose to eat out for the duration of our stay. Although, fresh bed linens were to be delivered that evening - none arrived. The following day the excuse was that the cleaner was ill, (but the cleaner later claimed to have never been informed) We then requested that the items be delivered the following evening. Long story short - no fresh linens were ever delivered and we just made due with our own beach towels to cover us.

Attempts to get the matter resolved fell on deaf ears or ignored answering machines, (as Knutson is open during regular business hours on week days only) The owner blamed the time zones & Knutson, the cleaner blamed the owner (for poor linens) and Knutson blamed the cleaner. All of whom deserved to shoulder some of the blame but the fact of the matter is the items we requested remained locked up in Knutson's office over the weekend.

The owner may say they tried to help but no one was on this, they did refund our cleaning fee which I requested as minimum compensation for what we went through but they offered no additional compensation.

With the exception of the view nothing is deserving of mention. The unit needs care, the bed is situated on the lanai, the appliances are old, dirty and rusty, (old & cared for is ok) - old & dirty is not! Sorry cannot recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have never before encountered a guest like this, who placed unreasonable demands on our team of owners, managers and cleaners over a period of 3 days including a weekend. In addition to her complaints about cleanliness, this guest went far beyond, to advise us on how to redecorate and renovate the unit to suit her particular ideas. This guest’s expectations of the unit layout indicated she was not aware about the condo and had not looked at the photos on the website. If she was unhappy with the bed situated nearest the ocean (on what she calls the lanai), she should have booked a different condo. We offered to call her as soon as we became aware of the situation but the guest refused to accept this call. Though notified of our time zones differences (Europe and Asia), she demonstrated no comprehension of how this affects communication and asked that we ‘stay up late’ to accommodate her. In fact, four of us in 3 continents were actively involved in addressing her needs, though we were not communicating our every act to her. On one hand, she demanded immediate responses, but then did not want to be disturbed when solutions were delivered to the unit (placing a Do Not Disturb sign on the door). She denied our managers and cleaners access to the unit on 3 occasions to deliver new linens and provide extra cleaning. We cannot remedy any problems if a guest does not allow us access to the unit. She also did not attempt to call the housekeeper directly, though her phone number is on the fridge for just such needs of guests. Roaches have not been a problem in the unit in the past, but have apparently recently become so. Our attempts to control them with sprays and traps have not eradicated them, so we have arranged for periodic professional fumigation. This is the best we can do; they should not be a problem in the future.

coming back

  • 5 of 5

This was the best ever

We had two places to stay on vacation (family had to cancel at last minute) the other was a two bed suite (royal sea cliff) this was buy far the most fun /nicest people/beach access/clean/management was nice and friendly

We are definitely coming back

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Kona Magic Sands

  • 4 of 5

Clean room with a great location and amazing view. Wish I had noted there is no A/C so was very warm at times.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great Value for incredible ocean front living experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and i stayed here for 3 glorious weeks. The condo was clean, well maintained and so convenient; being next to our favorite beach allowed us to walk there (without having to look for parking), so we swam with the turtles in the morning, used the boogie boards and watched the surfers ride the wild waves every evening, from our beach chairs on the beach. While others needed to find a spot on the beach, we could watch the ocean action and awesome sunsets right from our room during the rest of the day. The unit is quiet and private, and very tastefully decorated. The Shoji doors allowed us to close off part of the room to the afternoon sun and make it seem like 2 separate spaces - cool with the ceiling fans running, no need for A/C even in 90 degree heat. Sleeping next to the waves was incredible. The owner was very responsive and helpful; we can highly recommend this unit, and will be back ourselves next year. This unit is a great value for anyone who wants to have an ocean front living experience next to the best beach (and beach action) on the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Brussels, Belgium

Definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place from the minute I arrived. I flew all the way from Europe to Hawaii alone- my husband was supposed to join me, but had to cancel last minute. I was worried that I wouldn’t enjoy my vacation alone, but I can honestly this condo absolutely made my stay wonderful!! I found it to be really cute and relaxing, and it was the perfect place for me as a solo traveler.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Princeton, NJ

Clean, Comfortable, Unbeatable Location!

  • 5 of 5

Came to this condo with a friend and stayed for a little over a week. We found that this was a great place because we used it as a base to explore the rest of the island, or just stayed in and enjoyed the close beach and ocean views from the condo. Loved that we were able to save money by doing all of our own cooking in the kitchen… eating at restaurants becomes expensive! The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed for baking or cooking, and when we wanted to mix things up, we used the BBQ outside near the pool. We really appreciated the smart TV, where we watched Netflix movies nearly every night. We found we had everything we needed for a lovely stay. Right from our arrival after a long trip (over 15 hours), we felt right at home, and found the ocean waves really soothing at night. Of course… The sunsets from the condo were absolutely stunning every day! You simply can’t beat the fact that this condo is RIGHT on the ocean. We had stayed at another unit a few years ago, and wanted to return, but couldn’t find that condo available online. However, I am very happy that we found this cute place instead! It was clean, has a great location, and is reasonably priced. Hard to beat.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Barpub
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Magic Sands Beach

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!


Rates & Availability

From $120 Per night

Kahaluu Condo Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Tax of 13.25% not included
Additional cleaning fee of $125 at the end of stay.
Deposit of 15% of rental amount will not be refunded if reservation is canceled

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Kahaluu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Murphy bed and sleeper sofa, sleeps 4 total
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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