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Ocean Front, Beach Side ♥ New A.C. Flat Screen, King Bed, Beach Gear, WiFi

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Remodeled Studio Condo as close as you can get to the ocean without getting wet.

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 snorkeling reef below filled with colorful fish you can watch playing in the waves. Take a look at the aerial photo to see the beauty of the water and reef right out front.

Directly next door is Kona Magic Sands Beach, where you can take the complimentary snorkel gear, beach chairs, boogie boards and other toys for an easy beach day – no need to worry about parking! On the other side is the Park where hula girls practice.

We purchased this condo in March 2014 and put in all new furniture and brand new 24,000 btu A/C above the Cal King bed. It really is the perfect getaway location next to the beach, reef, and park. We save money by cooking in the unit or at the poolside bbq and enjoy the sunsets from the dining table or new queen sleeper sofa. Bedside lamps and color changing lighting gives a romantic glow to the room and is easy on the eyes while watching the brand new 70' flat screen tv with speaker bar.

Included in the unit: private secured Wifi, assigned parking space, cookware, new furnishings, beach gear, linens and appliances waiting just for you to enjoy.

Professionally managed, maintained and cleaned- just read our reviews. We love this condo and it shows! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask, we would love to have you stay with us on your next trip to Hawaii.

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

Location:

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 2-3 miles away) and the grocery (about two miles the other direction) which is great because you can vacation without having a rental car or catch the happy hours and not worry about driving back. The airport is about 20-30 minutes away and you can take a taxi.

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:

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

More Details

Property Manager
Kimberly Todd
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Kimberly Todd

David and Debbie Todd are the owners and Debbie & David bought the studio in Kona Magic Sands in 2014 and quickly got to remodeling. David is a board member at KMS and so together, they visit the condos frequently to work and play. Kimberly, their daughter, helps manage the reservations and communicates with guests.

Kimberly Todd purchased this studio in 2014

Why Kimberly Todd chose Kona Coast

We bought this studio because of the fantastic area near everything, but not too touristy and the beautiful top floor view of the ocean, reef and sea life below. The pool is great when the beach gets busy and the reef outside provides some great and relaxing snorkeling. The whales also migrate past right outside in the ocean.

What makes this studio unique

Top floor views are unobstructed and unbeatable. The pool is on site just down stairs and the beach and park directly next door are very convenient. No parking fees and amenity fee included. We also include snorkels, fins, boogie boards and other beach gear, take a look at the pictures.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We found one of out guests left this comment on trip advisor, so we thought it might be useful to post here as well. - the Todds



I stayed in this condo for 5 nights and it was an excellent base for my snorekeling and hiking adventures in the Kona and north coast areas. This studio condo has been renovated and is very nicely decorated. It has ceramic tiled floors in the kitchen, bath, and bed area, and laminate in the sitting area. The kitchen is fully stocked with whatever you might need to cook...not that I did any cooking myself :) It also has beach chairs (essential!), boogie boards, and snorkel gear if you don't have your own. Also very important in the summer in Kailua, is this condo has an excellent air conditioning unit I am pretty heat tolerate, but even I would not want to be without it when the temperature at night doesn't go below about 24 or 25 degrees celsius.



The best of course is the view, it is fabulous! the condo is right on the ocean so the view from the floor to ceiling windows is all ocean. Some people have said that the sound of crashing waves is too loud, but for me that was a wonderful bonus, that's why I am in Hawaii on the ocean! The only thing to be aware of is that this unit, as with most in this building, has converted the lanai into part of the living space. So while you can open the balcony doors to bring the outdoors in, you cannot actually sit outside.



All in all I would highly recommend this condo. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there and dealing with the owners was a breeze. They were very helpful with any questions and all emails were answered fully and very promptly.
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Kailua-Kona Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Studio
  • Studio condo with Cal King bed and a pull out queen sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A really lovely location and the unit is freshly taken care of too.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 26 reviews
4

Great stay in a tidy unit adjacent to a beach

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for three nights in mid-May. The oceanfront view and sound effects (and sunsets) are amazing, and the air conditioning works well if you need it (just be sure to remove the remote from its holder on the wall and point it at the sensor on the AC unit). The condo is clean, with great water pressure. I never heard the neighbors or smelled cigarette smoke, either, both of which I was somewhat concerned about simply because it wasn't a hotel, where smoking is forbidden and there is at least some kind of authority to appeal to if guests are being rowdy.

It was also nice to have an on-site laundry room. I did my wash while reading in the adjacent seafront park.

The condo is also about a mile or so from downtown Kona, which is where all the shops and restaurants are and which as a result is very congested. (And at least one of the parking lots there charges $7 an hour, which is extortionate even by Manhattan standards.)

I took off a star on the whole for a few quirks about the place that are not the owner's fault.

One is the lack of an elevator. If you have a heavy suitcase or two to carry up to unit 312, you will be carrying it up three flights of stairs.

Another is the fact that my door code access to the condo expired three hours before it was supposed to—and I discovered this only after I returned to the condo from a trip to pick up a few things at the Safeway about a mile away. Of course, I had also left my cell phone inside the apartment. It was only by the grace of a fellow Kona Magic Sands guest who lent me his phone that I was able to call the property manager, who arrived at work about 10 minutes early to let me back in. I was fortunate that I had plenty of time to return my rental car and make my flight, but it could have been very bad if that hadn't been the case. I would recommend that you never leave the condo without your cell phone. (I eventually did get to text with the owner about the door problem, and she was apologetic.)

Also, the parking space for 312 is under a tree, so you will probably have to use glass cleaner and paper towels to remove the sap from your windshield and/or other windows. The fragrant blossoms that were falling from the tree onto the car were at least pleasant smelling.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location. THe condo was clean, comfortable, had good AC and a million dollar view. Wifi and 70" tv were great perks. Beach right next door was awesome, and Kailua-Kona is the perfect home base from which to explore the island. Would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank-you:)

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything! I really can't say enough about how great it was to stay here. The location right next to the beach and a place to snorkel was so nice. The snorkel gear and beach gear was awesome :) The kitchen fully stocked. The ac blows nice and cold. The view was fantastic! Saw lots of sea life (turtles, fish, dolphins) just from our back door! Too many little things all around the condo to explain in one review that gave it a special touch. Also the owners where really stupendous about answering questions in a timely manner (even if it was silly question) and were even able to accommodate us for an extra evening when I was able to get a couple more days off for this vacation. When I go back to Kona, this is where I'll look to stay. I'm so glad we stayed here. Oh also our neighbors told us they were blasting music lol, we couldn't hear a thing. This condo must be sound proof, I couldn't any of the neighbors the whole week we were there.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Stunning ocean view!

  • 4 of 5

Although an older building we adjusted to the no dishwasher and older bathroom and kitchen in no time. Unit was very clean, bed was comfy, pool was great and view was spectacular!

Took us a couple days to get comfortable at the local beach because the waves were pretty big but once we acquainted ourselves with the best entry points we thoroughly enjoyed the swimming and body surfing there too. Would definitely recommend this unit and hope to return one day. A/C was a plus too!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everett, WA
5

Great Views and Location

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! Close to Kona but far enough away to be out of the hustle. We loved our own happy hours from our room overlooking the ocean and sunsets every evening. Stuff I loved about this condo that people don't talk about but it's important to me.

1. Great Freezer! Sounds funny but we've had to always buy ice because freezer can't keep up with us. This freezer keeps up for all your ice needs whether it's happy hours or for the ice chest that is supplied.

2. Having two fans kept the ocean breeze flowing thru the hole place and dried off any clothes that are wet. Loved the air conditioner and only use it every once in a while, but when you needed it, it was very efficient.

3. Love the combo door lock! No more having your hands full beach gear or groceries and trying to fumble thru your clothes or purse looking for the keys.

4. Internet!! We run a small business and have to do business on vacations and we can't afford to have a spotty internet. The internet was reliable and we never had a problem with it!!! We were able to fun our business with no problems.

5. Very quiet. Even though the road is on the back side of the units, you never hear the cars unless you are in the bathroom. Otherwise you are in your own paradise.

You will not be disappointed if you decide to book this condo. Very cozy and everyone around this small complex is really nice. Don't stay in a hotel that is overpriced and noisy with people running up and down the hallway all times of the night or you can hear your neighbors. This place was our first HomeAway we had booked and we are so glad we did. We will never stay in a hotel again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Creswell
5

Fantastic view and location

  • 5 of 5

The condo is at a great location, quiet yet still close to town. It has all the amenities needed and more. Would definitely choose this condo again for a return trip. Only downside is that you have to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kailua Kona 'KOA'

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

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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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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
$129
$833
$2,970
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$149
$973
$3,270
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Holidays and Special Events (including Iron Man) may have a 7 night minimum stay without discounts. inquire for more info.

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.
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