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Vacation Rental Studio, Walking Distance To Magic Sands

Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
  • Studio400 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Studio in a home that was originally built as a bed & breakfast with Queen bed, full bath, kitchenette with induction hot plate, microwave, coffee maker, WiFi, cable TV, off street parking, gazebo with BBQ, coin op laundry on site. We are located between Kahalu'u Beach (snorkel beach) and Magic Sands beach, both are within walking distance if you want to relax on the local beaches. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing the coast from the suite at night. There is 2 transit systems that run on Alii drive making them very accessible. Also just a 2 minute drive to Keauhou Shopping Center which has grocery store, drug store, post office, restaurants, movie theater, farmers market on Saturday mornings and more. A 5 minute drive to the other direction is ocean front downtown Kona. It also has shopping, restaurants, historical sites and luaus. You can come just to relax or be as active as you want. The island has all the water sports available from swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, and big game fishing. There are many sites to see by tour vans or go explore on your own. You have the observatory on Mauna Kea, Place of Refuge, tours of the coffee farms, macadamia nut farms, volcano, lava tubes, lava flows, waterfalls, historical sites of where the kings and ancient Hawaiians lived and much more. The island has some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets ever seen.

Watch for the green flash as the sun goes over the horizon.


David Hamm

Member Since 2012
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About David Hamm

My wife and I grew up on the coast of southern California where the ocean was a big part of our lives. We decided to make a move to the Big Island to enjoy the great year round weather, warm water, healthier and slower lifestyle.

David Hamm purchased this Studio in 2011

Why David Hamm chose Kahaluu-Keauhou

We bought this property because it was beautiful, in the same wonderful neighborhood we were living in and close to the most popular beaches in Kona. The owner had taken such good care, it was designed to take in guests and we saw it as a opportunity to continue making it a place that can be enjoyed by visitors wanting to experience the Kona lifestyle, something we get to live everyday.

What makes this Studio unique

It is so close to the ocean, you can hear the waves crashing on the lava rock at night. You can walk down to the beach to watch the sunsets.


    • Internet
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              Ocean front Kona town is 4 miles along ocean
            • Ocean View
              From front of property.


                • Budget


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Coin operated
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Parking
                          Located on property
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Coin operated


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Coffee maker and coffee bean grinder
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator
                              full size refrig.
                            • Stove
                              induction cook top
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area


                                    • Television


                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • live theater
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              29 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Clean and convenient.

                                                              Shirley C.Anchorage, Alaska

                                                              David Hamm was wonderful to work with. He was friendly and easily contacted for questions. For our purpose this was perfectly located and affordable. We rented a vacation home in Kapoho, but wanted just a couple of nights in Kona so we could enjoy a luau and the beaches. This studio apartment was open air and very clean. The bed was comfortable.

                                                              Perfect location, clean, convenient, exotic.

                                                              Masha A.

                                                              We just needed a place to sleep at and it was perfect. We were gone since early morning until the evening, snorkeling and exploring the island. David was very accommodating. Hens on the property were cute and friendly , David gave us some fresh eggs as well. Great location, quiet, comfortable, convenient. We had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again and recommend.

                                                              Exactly what we needed

                                                              Alexandria J.

                                                              This VRBO was the perfect location and exactly what we needed for our time in Kona. We were looking for an inexpensive place to stay that was close to the things we wanted to do. The room was clean and had a bathroom and kitchenette. The owners even gave us some fresh eggs from the chickens out back. This is a typical island residence (wall to floor window screens, shutters, ceiling fans). Do not expect central AC or anything like that. For that you can spend hundreds per night and stay at the Marriott. The bed was comfortable and we enjoyed listening to the birds in the morning and having the chickens come visit us through the screen, lol. While here, we walked the strip on Ali’i Drive, went to a luau, spent some time at Magic Sands beach which is literally across the street and down about 0.5 miles, and went on a fishing charter. They had beach towels and beach chairs to borrow, TV and WiFi for those who needs it, and we were even able to wash our clothes in the washer/dryer here which is always a plus. This was a great find, I would definitely stay here again. We even wished we had opted to stay here a bit longer. Mahalo!

                                                              Warm welcome to an affordable and fully equipped studio apartment ready for at-home living

                                                              Karen N.

                                                              We especially appreciated the owner's warm welcome and attention to needs and requests. David Hamm opened the door to a studio unit which was clean, furnished, and fully equipped: microwave, Wi-Fi, TV, convection plate, kitchen utensils and supplies, refrigerator/freeze, full bath, ample space and hangers for clothes, and even a shopping bag. When the absence of a hair dryer was noted, David cheerfully provided one. Because this was our first visit to the Big Island, we needed travel advice. Again, David came through, recommending which destinations and routes would work best for day trips. There are so many interesting sights and activities on the Island of Hawaii, including its history and rich cultural heritage.

                                                              Unfortunately, the highway noise from one block away disturbed our sleep, and the chicken coops emitted odors, offset somewhat by the character they presented. Our nickname for Hawaii became "Land of the Wandering Chicken."

                                                              For an improved accommodation, we recommend that the owner add a folding table and a couple of folding chairs, furnishings which would enhance the dining-in experience and indoor activities, such as games, writing, and computers.

                                                              Awesome location on a budget

                                                              Glenn E.

                                                              Great location just off Ali'i Drive, close to Magic Sands and a great snorkel beach! Its a smaller room with few amenities but it was all we needed and really enjoyed our stay. The birds are up early and there is some traffic noise, but I would recommend it for the location and cost.

                                                              Affordable, comfortable great location

                                                              Susan R.

                                                              Dave is really all that the former reviewers said. A great host. He took really good care of us and we really want to say a big extra thank you for all the fresh eggs. We laughed every morning at the girls - careful not to leave your trunk open the chickens like to check things out. lol

                                                              Our bed was comfortable and the room was just enough for our needs. Really liked that hot plate for cooking. The chairs need new cushions and Dave was planning to replace those. The room could also use a table to sit at to eat. The fans were wonderful. There were no windows on the one wall and we were a bit concerned about safety - but we had absolutely no issues. The people upstairs can be heard because there are no windows - so that is good to know if you want privacy. All in all a great affordable holiday! Oh and close to the best beaches. Thanks a million Dave!


                                                              Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

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                                                              Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Smoking allowed on outside of property. No pets.

                                                              29 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.5/5
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