|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
Free Parking Space
Cable TV and Streaming
Bodyboards, Beach Umbrella, Beach Matt, Beach Chairs, Snorkel Gear
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.
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 spending summers and winters on the Big Island!
Mira Gurung purchased this condo in 2013
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.
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.
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!
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
Clean room with a great location and amazing view. Wish I had noted there is no A/C so was very warm at times.
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Tax of 13.25% not included
Additional cleaning fee of $95 at the end of stay.
Deposit of 15% of rental amount will not be refunded if reservation is canceled
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.