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Bang 4 the Buck ♥ Ocean Front & Beach Side, private wifi, flat screen, beach gea

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Ocean front, 180 degree view, studio Condo, included wifi, beach gear(Sleeps 2-4

You will be greeted with stunning views and ocean breezes from this ocean front, first floor studio with private (not shared) secured wifi internet, cable smart tv, two new beach cruiser bikes (May 2017) and new furnishings. Dolphins, sea turtles, whales and outrigger canoes can be seen from the railing.

The white sands beach is nestled directly next to the condo with a park on the other side where hula girls enjoy practicing and fish-filled snorkeling reef right out front!

Avoid driving to the beach and be at ease, using the complimentary beach towels, snorkeling and boogie boards while only steps from the white sand. Or take the two beach cruiser bikes for a little ride down to the Kona Farmer's Market. Relax at home under the fan and enjoy the sunsets from the queen sleeper sofa (new August '15) or while bbqing poolside.

We take pride in our condo and would love to have you as our guest on your next trip to Hawaii!

Some of the features you will find in our condo include: cal king size bed, dresser, bedding, towels, queen size pull out sofa bed (new August 2015), 4 person dinning table, 50' wall mounted smart HD flat screen TV and cable (we re-did the cable line for better picture quality), 2 beach cruiser Bikes, microwave, convection oven, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker and bean grinder, as well as dishes and silverware, ceiling fans, handheld shower wand, blow dryer, hair straightener, hair curler, iron and steamer, boogie boards, snorkels and masks, fishing gear, beach towels, sand toys, binoculars (to see the dolphins and whales that swim by right outside the sliding glass door) and floor fan.

This unit is great because there is no elevator at Magic Sands and after a long day, it's nice to avoid stairs. The sound of the ocean is wonderful and you can't beat passing extra drinks over the railing when you need to go back for more! We strive to make this condo as nice as we can for ourselves and you as our guest!

About Kona Magic Sands Condos:

Kona Magic Sands is a well maintained, small, 3 story condo complex with lawn and pool that sits directly between Kona Magic Sands Beach and the park. It is unique amongst some of the condos in Kona since it sits directly facing the ocean and some other condos put the guest rooms at an angle to squeeze more rooms in with a “view.” Some of the recent upgrades to the condo complex include: new paint, the pool re-plastered with turtle mosaic, new second bbq, landscape maintenance as well as frequent deep cleanings. There is a fantastic and helpful on site Manager, Lori, that takes care of many aspects of the condo and is kind to help with directions or other local questions. There is plenty of seating at the pool with lounge chairs and umbrellas as well as two complimentary BBQs. But one of our favorite parts of KMS is that there never seems to be a crowd! There is also trolley that stops right outside of the condo that will take you to the grocery plaza and also loops to downtown Kona a couple of miles away.

Mahalo!

Debbie, Dave & Kim

More Details

Property Manager
Kimberly Todd
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Kimberly Todd

We bought this ocean front condo, after much searching, as a vacation spot for ourselves to enjoy over and over again. We live and work in California, but vacation here (no passport required)!

Kimberly Todd purchased this condo in 2010

Why Kimberly Todd chose Kona Coast

Convenience! The Beach is directly next door, park on the other side and ocean view with dolphins and turtles right out the glass doors. Care free attitude surrounds the place and it is located only 20 minutes from the airport. The first floor requires no climbing of stairs which is great for us. Located On Ali'i Drive near shopping, restaurants and activities. Near the pool with great views too.

What makes this condo unique

Almost everything provided, just bring a clothes, swim suit and a smile! Care free convenience allows for the aloha spirit.

Amenities

Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 bathroom, linen closet, clothing closet and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds and 1 additional futon bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Bang 4 the Buck ♥ Ocean Front & Beach Side, private wifi, flat screen, beach gea
average rating of 4.5 based on 42 reviews
5

Great location and really is best bang for your buck!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week here with my boyfriend and had a great stay! Super easy dealing with the Todd's, communication via email was quick and efficient. Check in and out super easy.

Great ocean view from the condo, and literally a one minute walk to White Sands Beach which we loved.

Best part we loved was all the gear that we were able to use from the condo. We didn't bring any of our own snorkeling gear (too much space in the luggage) so we had access to all the masks and fins and boogie boards and pool noodles. This was definitely a plus over the other vbro condos we were looking at and don't regret it! Would definitely stay here again if we came back to Big Island!

The only downside I can think off is there is no AC. Not a big deal but it can get very warm inside!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alameda, California
5

Take Me Back to Kona!

  • 5 of 5

I could not have been happier with my stay in this unit at the Kona Magic Sands. The unit itself is clean and well maintained. It's a perfect size for two, though I guess you could fit more on the fold out couch but it would be tight. The kitchen has everything you would need to prepare your breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Including sharp knives! Honestly makes a huge difference. Everything you would need for a day out is there, coolers, chairs, etc., and the bikes in the photos have been replaced with adorable cruisers. The road into town is mostly flat, so you should be good on those. The bed was oh so comfy and falling asleep to the sound of the waves...it doesn't get more relaxing than that. Other people have commented on the lack of drawer space, but I was perfectly happy not unpacking and living out of my suitcase for the week. You're in Hawaii, you've got better stuff to do. Like sit at the beautiful beach next door and take it all in, or have a drink by the pool. The building is a few miles from Kona town with easy highway access. The plumeria trees in the parking lot perfume the air and are home to a ton of geckos which are fun to watch. All in all, this place is a steal. I cannot wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great spot for a great price

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the first week of our honeymoon here and we loved it. The ocean front location offers a great view as well as soothing sounds, especially at night. Both doors have lockable screens so we felt okay leaving them open and enjoying that constant breeze. Between that and the cozy cal king size bed we were very comfortable. The kitchen is adequate for making breakfast, cooking up some fresh fish, or blending together some delicious beverages with local fruit.

Magic sands is situated towards the south end of one of the main drags in Kona. There's a good mix of opportunity for activities and relaxation. It's a couple miles to the restaurants and shops along the bay - an easy drive or a nice bike ride if it's not too hot. There's a small beach next door that was good for a morning stroll while we drank some Kona coffee. It gets pretty crowded early on though so we didn't spend much time there. You have to work to get to the best beaches on the island anyway, which only adds to the beauty and makes for great adventure. Overall we had a great experience and would definitely recommend this stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sleeping to the sounds of the waves + the view is everything

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo, it had everything we needed. When I had a question, Kim answered the phone right away. All of the extras (snorkels, boogie boards, pool noodles) came in very handy. The bikes were gorgeous and I was so sad we couldn't use them because we were with our small children. The bed and pull out couch bed were comfortable, and the sheets were soft, TV was good, new flooring was beautiful. I knew the space would be a little small for our family, but I wanted to stay here because the sound of the crashing waves as we sleep is one of the things I love most about Hawaii. Everything was great!! Had a little issue of not knowing where to put our wet stuff when we came back from snorkeling or swimming? We wound up hanging everything in the bathroom and letting it dry in there, and it dried pretty quickly. Loved staying here, it is a beautiful unit, modern and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, OR, USA
3

Bang for the buck meets your basic need if you desire a oceanfront location

  • 3 of 5

Property location has a small sandy beach directly left of the condo which is convenient. Condo's oceanfront location is nice for whale watching and sunsets. Pool and area is smaller size but is well maintained and always had space available to lay pool side. Condo facility is older but appears to be decently maintained, the on site manager is pleasant and very busy keeping the grounds exterior tidy. Condo is a few miles south of the restaurants and shopping area which is a easy drive, a bit to far to walk for most, and is nice if you prefer to avoid more people.

Condition of the condo is adequate. No ac but two ceiling fans with the double sliders open worked for ventilation. It is time the kitchen cabinets and countertops were updated, showing wear. The bed isn't to my backs liking but that's true for 50% of motel beds I sleep on. Snorkeling gear needs to be replaced and was not used due to sizing and broken fin strap and wear, saltwater will have its way with gear if not fresh water rinsed. Did not use the bikes, flat tire on one but norm for bike tire pressure to release over time and there is a tire pump. A broom and vacuum with instructions of how to use should be standard issue for house keeping but other than that condo was clean. That various lights and switches are interesting resulting in low/dim/flickering lighting other than the kitchen and bath which were okay. Ice chest was very useful.

Overall, would I stay here again? Yes if by myself and looking for affordable oceanfront, probably not if looking to impress my girl.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Billings, MT
5

Ocean front and center!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a nice month here and enjoyed getting to know the Kona side of the Big Island. The trolley comes right in front and we rode it many times to get groceries or into town. The bikes were great too, we even rode them to the church up the road and into tow a few times. Snorkeling right out front on calm days was amazing. We saw turtles, whales and dolphins many days too. The condo was just the right size for the two of us, a screen to the ocean would have been nice for a little more privacy because the condo looks right out on the pool deck area.

Thanks again, we enjoyed our stay

Aloha, Art and Kathy

Montana

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kailua Kona 'KOA'
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
All over the Island from $10.00 to 350.00
Car: not necessary

White Sand Beach directly next door on the Right and a park on the left.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $88.54
Refundable Sec. Deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.25%

Security Deposit required to reserve condo, due to high-end amenities and refundable 3 days after checkout.
Remaining fees due 60 days in advance.
Ironman & Special Events & Holidays may require a 7 day minimum. Inquire for exact quote.

Early Checkin or Late Checkout may be possible if no other checkin/out scheduled for that day. $50 scheduling/usage charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.