|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
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.
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
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.
Sleeping to the sound of the waves crashing just feet from our window was awesome. We slept like babies.
The condo had everything we needed and more - complete with snorkel equipment! We loved it and would come again and recommend it to anyone. It was our cozy, wonderful Hawaii home away from home !
This studio at Magic Sands is incredibly outdated and needs a lot of work and we were disappointed in the lack of any personal touches (i.e. Coffee, enough soap, etc.) given the price point. However, the location is ideal on Alli Drive and you are truly feet from the ocean. I would recommend this studio if you are okay with the very basics and want to be close to downtown Kona and the beach.
We did have a hiccup in our room being double booked the first night so we stayed at the Bali Kai on the ocean for a slight increase in our cost, but it was worth it. Very nice place. We moved into Kona Magic Sands on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 and fell in love with the waves. The Magic Sand beach was right next door so we went to the beach every morning. Our bed was right on the porch so we were within 15 feet of the ocean wall. It felt very private but closer to the ocean than we have ever been. The space was large for the two of us with a more than adequate kitchen for both morning coffee and evening wine and snacks.
The parking, pool, and manager were great. The Kona Magic Sands will be our first choice when we stay on the west side of the Big Island.
The best location you can get, close to all the good beaches and shopping. Magic sands beach was incredible and was about 30 feet away from the room. The complex was quiet and secure with a very nice pool in a locked area, the other residents were friendly and serious about keeping the complex nice and clean. Magic sands beach provided awesome snorkeling and swimming, a farmers market is a short walk away and a large mall with everything is about a five minute drive away along with a lot of nice beaches within walking distance. Due to my ignorance in booking rentals I made several mistakes and the owner ended up being very patient and understanding, with her help my kids and I had a great stay and everyone liked the unit very much! I would recommend this rental.
My husband and I have been coming to Kona for years and this was by far the best place we have stayed at! It was honestly the perfect size for the two of us, and had everything we needed! It's also a GREAT location. I really cannot stress that enough. Right next to the beach, so no parking and no hassle! The second we stepped into this condo we knew it was right for us and we were sad to leave. We'll be back!
Overall we were pleased with the condo - the unit was clean and contained everything that we expected. The surf is directly outside your back door which is great and Magic Sands Beach is right next door. We own a rental so we understand that little things can slide without the owners knowing. Here are a few things that we noticed that the owners may want to address at some point to help ensure that future renters are happy with their stay.
1. The condo would benefit from a new fridge and some fresh touch-up paint. The fridge is pretty noisy and severely rusted on the exterior sides. The rest of the kitchen looked great.
2. The back sliding screen door is beginning to slide off its track pretty regularly and needs to be repaired. We also struggled a bit to lock the sliding screens during our stay. Not a biggie, just something that needs to be looked at. Since the condo is located on the ground floor, an easy-to-use locking mechanism is a nice amenity.
3. The condo needs a broom.
4. The back curtains don't slide very easily on their rod - maybe some new rings would do the trick. This is pretty minor but would make a big difference to folks who are trying to open and close the curtains.
The parking spot is located directly adjacent to the front door which was great for accessibility. Customer service was unfortunately pretty poor; we attempted a couple of times to get directions prior to our stay to no avail. We located the condo using the map from the original posting on the web page. Lastly, the unit doesn't have air conditioning. We were prepared for this and thought that it would be alright since it was November, but unfortunately the two ceiling fans never really cooled us down at night. I only mention this because this should be considered by folks who are considering a condo without AC in Hawaii. It sounds like tons of folks do great without AC. Apparently I don't fall into that category (I wish I did).
If the customer service had been better I would have rated this condo 4 stars, and if the maintenance issues that I listed were addressed, I would rate it 5 stars. Different things are important to different folks - if you care most about a great location, I would whole-heartedly recommend this condo. If you are used to staying in a newer looking condo with AC, you may want to check out your other options.
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$125 + Tax|
Pricing is for 2 persons; additional $15 per person/night for extra guests.
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
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.