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Can't get any closer ♥ Cool A/C, Ocean Front, top floor, newly remodeled, Wifi

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Updated Studio Condo as close as you can get to the ocean without getting wet!

Update: We recently found out that vrbo/homeaway will begin charging all guests a 4-10 percent fee in February so we highly recommend reserving before February first. Feel free to send over an inquiry for more details or give me a call.

About the Condo:

You will be greeted with stunning views and cool breezes from this ocean-front condo resting on the top floor of Kona Magic Sands Condos. The sliding doors open to a direct, unobstructed ocean view of the blue waters, palms and gorgeous sunsets. The third floor provides a bird's eye view of the reef below filled with colorful fish you can watch in the waves. Take a look at the aerial photo to see the beauty of the water and reef right out front. The white sands beach is nestled directly next to the condo with a park on the other side where hula girls enjoy practicing. Avoid driving to the beach and be at ease, using the complimentary beach towels, snorkeling gear and boogie boards while only steps from the white sand. Relax at home in the new air conditioning and enjoy the sunsets from the new queen sleeper sofa or while bbqing poolside.

New furnishings and appliances:

New AC and fans.

Private (not shared) secured wifi internet.

New king bed with new linens and blankets.

Wall mounted flat screen tv with cable

Computer and printer

Plenty of dishes and cookware to enjoy a relaxing meal at home.

New 40 gallon water heater - no need to wait for the water to heat up (some condos use insta-hot).

New pull out couch bed for those friends who just won't leave!

Due to the lack of elevator at Kona Magic Sands, the unit is not wheelchair accessible.

Boogie boards, beach gear, snorkels, binoculars, and towels to make it easy for you to have fun on your vacation and relax while avoiding driving with the beach and park next door. There is also a trolley that stops out front and circles around the downtown to let you enjoy the town and happy hour without needing to drive. We would love to share the condo with you on your next trip to Hawaii!

Vacations are precious, don't settle for less go with the best and save.

Professionally managed, maintained and cleaned- just read our reviews, we love this condo and it shows! We have been told so many times when guests stay in our condos that they just feel like they are home and they are so comfortable - come share the feeling. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


Conveniently located directly next to Magic Sands Beach as pictured (so convenient not needing to find parking). On the other side of this small complex, there is a palm tree studded park where the hula girls practice. Only a couple miles to downtown Kona (walk if you like or jog). There is also a trolley that stops right outside and loops around the downtown (about 2 miles away) and the grocery (about two miles the other direction) which is great because you can get away without having a rental car or catching the happy hours and not worrying about driving back. 

Kona is our favorite city in Hawaii with just enough tourism to allow for a great selection of things to do and places to eat and few enough tourists to not feel like... well... feel like tourists. If it is your first visit to Hawaii, Kona is the best place to stay in our opinion, which is why we first decided to buy a condo here.

About Kona Magic Sands Condos:

Kona Magic Sands is well a maintained, small, 3 story condo complex with lawn and pool that sits directly between KMS Beach and a 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.

More Details

Debbie & David Todd
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Debbie & David Todd

David and Debbie Todd are the owners and David is a board member. Kimberly, their daughter, helps manage the reservations and communicates with guests.

Debbie & David Todd purchased this studio in 2012

Why Debbie & David Todd chose Kona Coast

We bought this studio because of the area and the beautiful top floor view of the ocean and reef and sea life below. The whales also migrate past right outside in the ocean.

What makes this studio unique

Top floor, new powerful A/C, and no blocked views due to the position directly facing the ocean. Pool on site and beach and park directly next door. No parking fees and amenity fee included.


Kailua-Kona Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower stall new large hot water heater. New large toilet.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Stay a short while with memories for a life time.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Can't get any closer ♥ Cool A/C, Ocean Front, top floor, newly remodeled, Wifi
average rating of 4.756757 based on 37 reviews

Excellent Place to Stay in Kona!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was wonderful to stay at!! The view from the windows are amazing along with a beach being right next door. The condo comes with everything you could need for a stay including snorkel gear, beach towels, chairs. It is immaculate inside, clean, very inviting and you can tell the owners do an excellent job of keeping the place up. The location and proximity to Kona is great because you can either hope the trolley downtown or it is a very short drive. You also have easy access to the rest of the west side of the island. I would definitely recommend this place as well as stay there on my next trip to Kona. It is so nice to be able to fall asleep to the waves at night!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great introduction to the Big Island

  • 4 of 5

Our first time on the Big Island, 12 + to Maui. Wonderful spot delivered on everything in VBRO. Great trip to Volcano Nat'l Park, highly recommend trip with Fair Winds. Highly recommend #308.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Complex very outdated, unit itself in good shape

  • 3 of 5

We did enjoy our time at this condo. It had everything we needed and more.The views were outstanding, although we missed not having a lanai. The website pictures are accurate, but I guess I did not understand there was no lanai. Dealing with the owners was easy and they provided all the information we needed. There were no hiccups in booking or during our stay that were not of my own doing. We had never stayed anywhere that had louder pounding surf, but we loved it. Because we visited other units, we know ours had been updated. The location of the complex is great -- park on one side, beach on the other. Parking for both is difficult, so it was great having our own numbered spot. You cannot see over the sea wall when seated in the chairs in the almost nonexistent grounds area. We logged hundreds of miles during our stay which made the deficits of the complex less glaring. I would rate the complex two stars. Although our unit was well-kept, I would not book in this complex again. Having stayed in numerous places on all the islands, this was a disappointment. I would hope the entire complex would receive a major overall, because its location and views are very, very nice.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing quite like the view from this unit and the sound of the ocean. It is in a great location to town and the whole Island, really. We will be back the next time we come to the big island.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo, had everything we needed, great location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful stay! Property is right next to a beautiful beach, condo overlooks the water, close to restaurants and grocery store, full kitchen, snorkel and beach gear. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5-Star Location, Amazing Sunsets, and Waves to Lull You to Sleep

  • 5 of 5

The location and convenience of the Todd condo will make your vacation to the area easy and comfortable and we strongly recommend considering this property for your accommodation when visiting Kailua-Kona. The condo sits right on the shoreline and looks right out onto the water offering the most stunning sunsets available in HI. The "Gold Coast" name of the area lives up to reputation. The condo sits right next door to one of the sandy beaches in the area and offers several pleasant snorkeling options without the hassle of having to park and travel to the beach.

All of the creature comforts that you could need while visiting are available to you down in the condo which was well-appointed and stocked. I was hesitant when initially booking the property due to the high security deposit, but I must say that the management and care put into this condo down to the small details of getting a replacement coffee maker to us, as well as to the timely return of the security deposit made our stay all around top notch. The reserved parking space for your condo was a perk that would not otherwise be offered at a resort hotel... We would absolutely stay in this condo again if we were to return to the area!!

Mahalo, Todd family, for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kailua Kona 'KOA'
Car: not necessary

Ocean front on Alii Dr. right next to Magic Sands Beach (great snorkeling and boogie boarding) and the other side is a park were the hula girls sometimes practice. The trolly stops directly across the street to take you downtown for fun, happy hour or around the way for groceries. So many things nearby, Kona is a perfect vacation location.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer '17 Sale
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rates and availability subject to change until reservation is confirmed upon receipt of security deposit.
Holidays and Special Events (including Iron Man) may have a 7 night minimum stay and full price (no discounts apply), inquire for more info.

Checkin: 4pm
Checkout: noon
Early Checkin or Late Checkout may be possible if no other checkin/out scheduled for that day. $50 scheduling/usage charge.

60+ days in advance = full refund minus any fees we incurred due to credit card processing
30-59 days in advance = 50% refund
29 days or less = 0% refund
* We will refund the security deposit and cleaning fee so long as no damages/cleaning incurred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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