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Sleep Just Steps from the Waves!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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?


We purchased this beautiful unit in 2013 and continuously renovate many aspects of the unit to keep it as modern and clean as possible.

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.


-Designated FREE parking space 8 ft from the unit

-Bed with comfortable mattress closest to the ocean

-Sleeper sofa that can accommodate an extra two people

-Dining table for four

-Fully equipped kitchen with new stainless steel fridge, blender, pots and pans, coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster, microwave, oven, etc.

-Chaise lounge chair facing the ocean- PERFECT for reading on lazy afternoons or watching the sunset in the evening

-Free wifi

-2016 large SMART flat screen TV- you can stream Hulu, Netflix, etc. from your account

-Beach gear: body boards, beach chairs, beach towels, umbrella, cooler, noodles, snorkel gear, kids inflatables

-Big Island visitor guide books and information


-Unobstructed ocean views right outside the unit (10 ft)

-Pool and lounge chairs belonging to the condo complex (the grassy space seen in pictures outside is in an enclosed and locked area that you and other condo guests, but not the general public, can access

-An outside BBQ

- Coin operated laundry machines ($2.50 for washing and drying)


-Magic Sands Beach next door! Just a 20 second walk away, and no need to drive or find parking

-A beautiful park on the other side of the condo where locals often practice Yoga

-A newly opened sushi restaurant right next to the condo complex

- Miles and miles along Ali'i Drive for running, walking, jogging and cycling along the ocean

-A fantastic snorkeling beach a mile away

-Keauhou shopping center 2 miles away for groceries, restaurants and a drug store

☆ I have tried to be as detailed as possible, but if you have any questions at all, please feel free to shoot me a message!

Guest access

High-speed Internet

Coin Laundry

Free Parking Space

Pool Access


Cable TV and Streaming

Bodyboards, Beach Umbrella, Beach Matt, Beach Chairs, Snorkel Gear

Interaction with guests

☆ This is a completely private unit- you can check in any time after 4 pm, and as there is an access code, you will not have to meet with anyone for keys. I live close by and am available for any assistance if needed. I respond to messages as soon as I see them, usually within the hour. ☆

The neighborhood

☆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 ☆

Getting around

I highly recommend renting a car in advance, as it is necessary to see most of the island but if you choose not to, you can easily take the Honu Express Shuttle around town for $2 a ride.

More Details

Property Manager
Mira Gurung
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Mira Gurung

I live in Kailua-Kona and manage this property, which is owned by my family. I respond to messages as soon as I see them, so don't hesitate to write with questions!

Mira Gurung purchased this condo in 2013

Why Mira Gurung chose Kailua-Kona

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.


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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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(35 traveler reviews)

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Sleep Just Steps from the Waves!
average rating of 4.142857 based on 35 reviews

The condo was perfect. Clean. Tastefully decorated. Well equipped kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was just wonderful. The owners supply everything you need for the beach. All you need is your swim suit. The location was perfect. Close enough to town and northern beaches but far enough out of town to give you peace and quiet. The best part was the constant surf right in front. It drowned out anything you didn't want to hear and was so soothing. The Magic Sands Beach is just a minutes walk. We were able to watch turtles swimming in the surf and some stellar local Boggie Boarders. And in front of the house spinner dolphins were jumping and doing their thing. The owners were very attentive and ready to help with anything we needed. We hope to be able to return to Hawaii some day and we would definitely stay here again. Oh and our kids had a blast in the pool.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Courtney, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and for the lovely review. You were such a pleasure to host! Very kind and responsive and left the condo very clean. I especially loved your enthusiasm for this place, it reminded me why I am so lucky to live here. Please come back any time! Much aloha, Mira
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Kona Condo

  • 3 of 5

This condo is next to the surf and in between a public beach on the left and public park on the right all facing the ocean. It is in a convenient location, but not too busy. You will go to sleep with the sound of the surf only a few feet from your bed.

The kitchen and bathroom are a little funky and in need of updating and a deep clean in the less then obvious places.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location! Amazing sunsets!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at this condo. It was well equipped with pretty much everything you would need and all we needed to do were some basic groceries. There were toiletries in the bathroom (including sunscreen etc), kitchen had spices, salt, sugar and fridge had ketchup, mayo, etc. We also used the beach chairs and umbrella. We carried our own Roku device and that worked great with the TV. Parking is conveniently located in front of the room. The laundry room had 3 washers and 3 dryers. There is a beautiful sandy beach on one side of the building and a beach park with a unique mix of coral and lava rocks on the other side.

Minor nits -

The trash can does not have a lid. We ate breakfast and dinner in the room everyday and I often wished the trash can had a lid. I also could not find extra trash bags. It was only at the end of the trip when I carried the trash out that I realized there were extra trash bags at the bottom of the can. Oh well!

Bathroom door does not lock.

We often had to close the patio door shut in the evenings because of the smell of cigarette smoke. I guess other residents would smoke in their balconies and the smell got carried to our room. Not much anyone can do about that I guess but on some days it got hot in the room even with 3 fans since there is no ac.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking View

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, I discovered that it was absolutely as-advertised and even MORE beautiful than the photos. An excellent stay - couldn't have asked for anything better and can't think of anything that was missing. The condo is very well equipped.

There are plenty of beach chairs and beach towels provided, as well as a beach umbrella and some boogie boards. It's a perfect place to head out to snorkeling and downtown. The location was great - close enough to town and several great restaurants.

We had such a wonderful time and would love to come back one day and do the same. Mahalo and Aloha

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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I wish I could live here full time

  • 5 of 5

Coming from the airport and my long trip, I was exhausted. I arrived at the condo at 2pm, and although the normal check in time is 4pm, I had spoken with the owner beforehand and she was sweet to have it cleaned earlier because I knew I would be exhausted (thanks, Mira!)

Instantly upon entering, the ocean view REALLY hits you! It's right there! Felt kind of surreal. I've never had the experience of staying so close to the water, and I loved it!!! The weather wasn't great during my stay (some clouds and rain), so I wasn't able to do all the activities, but man oh man was it nice to stay in during the day. Somehow staying at this place inside and being inside didn't feel bad at all! I still felt like I was being productive in experiencing a relaxing holiday. This was the perfect place to unwind and my problems felt so far away. This definitely isn't one of those places you book just for a bed to sleep in and spend the whole day outside, staying here was a great part of the experience of being in Hawaii!

All in all: Amazing. Clean, comfortable, unbeatable view and location.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

We freaking LOVED this condo. It is wonderfully bright and the waves crashing so close by makes for a dramatic sight. It was great waking up to the blue water 10 ft away, and the moon and surf right outside at night. We chanced upon this place, not being familiar with Kona, but couldn't have been more pleased with the choice! This is a great location (right next door to a popular beach) and with snorkeling in the area, it was great to have snorkeling gear to use in the condo. My kids also made good use of the boogie boards provided with the beach gear.

In terms of the temperature- when we first checked in to the condo, we were concerned we might be too hot during the day, however, the ocean breeze left us cool and comfortable. We found the condo had everything we could have needed. Nice, modern stuff like the stainless steel fridge and plasma tv are nice touches. Will hopefully be able to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Booking Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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