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

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

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.


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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Ocean Front, Beach Side ♥ New A.C. Flat Screen, King Bed, Beach Gear, WiFi
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Small, but nice for the price

  • 4 of 5
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Great spot for a short trip to the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chippewa Falls

Awesome views of the fish and sea turtles.

  • 5 of 5
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Close to shops and the beach! The sounds of the waves are awesome to listen to at night. Owner is great and prompt at answering questions and is very friendly!! Can't wait to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5
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You can't beat this beautiful ocean front location! The images and description are exactly as described. Having White Sands Beach to the south and a grassy park to the north, you have a relaxing sense of privacy. Also, White Sand Beach is one of the few ocean entry sites without lava. It makes a snorkeling entry much easier. There were no trade winds blowing during our stay, the A/C worked like a dream. A new Flat screen TV (with apps) and WiFi worked perfectly too. The manager and owners of this unit were wonderful. They quickly answered all questions. This was my fourth visit staying at the Kona Magic Sands. I'm looking forward to returning to KMS312.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Accommodation

  • 5 of 5
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We stayed at Kona Magic Sands for 3 nights and wished we had stayed longer. The beach next door has fantastic snorkelling and you don't need to pay for snorkelling trips to see turtles! The apartment has everything you need and although an older style building, inside the apartment is great. I think you need a car although the trolley does stop outside. The air conditioning was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and great ocean views

  • 5 of 5
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My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights on our honeymoon. I highly recommend this condo. It has everything you need to feel at home, cook your own food and laze away starting at the ocean. The massive king bed was great and the even bigger TV with Netflix (with your own user ID) was a great luxury. The location was great by the beech, but there are no shops at all nearby if you don't have a car. You can however catch the trolley which stops out the front for $2 but as they are a bit infrequent so we ended up hiring a Jeep, which took us to the top of Mauna Kea and also to the Volcano national park.the waves were really huge when we stayed so we couldn't swim and the pool was closed for the entire duration of our stay due to the weather. I think it's just a seasonal thing which only mother nature can dictate, but worth considering if you plan to laze by the pool and beach like we had done. Pretty sure it's pretty rare for the pool to be closed though, but the islands were experiencing some of the biggest swells in years. However, remember that Magic sands isn't called magic sands for nothing :) :)

As I said, this place was absolutely amazing. Stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great unit, great island, as advertised

  • 5 of 5
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We were thrilled to stay here in December of 2015 for 10 days.

The unit is comfortable, clean and recently renovated -- sizable enough for a king bed, a pullout couch, a table and sliding doors overlooking the water. The large TV is a nice comfort, the wifi is fast enough to run Netflix without trouble and there's plenty of stuff that you'd need, such as dishes or an umbrella, lawnchairs, snorkeling gear or a cooler and icepacks. The BBQ by the pool was a nice amenity we used regularly. The owners were responsive and offered help at ever turn.

It's right next to a great beach with great snorkeling and the pool was usually deserted when we were there, in high season. I've stayed at resorts where the beach is a much farther walk than it is here.

The building is an older one, so stay elsewhere if you're only looking for brand-new sparkling developments, but it's well maintained, in particular this unit. Another clarification with the building is that it's of course not right in Kona, or near much for bars and restaurants -- to get to Kona, it's a $17 cab or so, a $2 trolley (stops right outside, but runs like every 90 mins or 2 hrs), or drive / a lonnng walk. But if you stayed in Kona, it'd be much busier and the beaches may not be as nice.

Anyhow, overall, we'd go to Big Island again and we'd stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kailua Kona 'KOA'

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


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Studio Rental Rates

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Summer '17 Sale
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Sec. Deposit $500
Check Out Cleaning Fee $89
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 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.

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Kailua-Kona Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • 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
A really lovely location and the unit is freshly taken care of too.

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