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

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


About the property

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. Newer 70' flat screen tv with speaker bar.

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

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
Debbie & David Todd
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Debbie & David 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. They visit the condos when they can but they have to work first and play later.

Debbie & David Todd purchased this studio in 2014

Why Debbie & David Todd chose Kailua-Kona

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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • 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
  • Newer shower stall with hand held shower. Larger elongated toilet.
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Ocean Front, Beach Side ♥ New A.C. Flat Screen, King Bed, Beach Gear, WiFi
average rating of 4.6857142 based on 36 reviews
Wuerzburg, Germany

If it was nearer the ocean, you would be in the water...

  • 5 of 5

Nice condo on top floor, well aired, with everything you need. Kona Magic Sands is carefully maintained and the location on Alii Drive is perfect. The close proximity of the ocean and the sound of the waves make this place really special.

Our hosts, Kim, Debbie and David, were very helpful at all times.

We hope to return!

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location in Kona

  • 5 of 5

Can't get any closer to the ocean than this. We were able to watch the waves and fish right from our living room. There is no patio but the doors slide open in the living/dining room turning the whole suite into a patio. The AC works well and is a blessing at night after the doors are closed, during the waking hours you can open the front door and the patio to get a real nice breeze right through the unit. Good kitchen amenities, good shower, soft bed I liked it my wife felt it was too soft. Pool area is nice, great view of Magic Sands Beach. Trolley service is nice, stops right outside, automated (credit card) bicycle rental kiosk right across the road. We were very happy with our stay and would recommend this unit to others.

  • Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place. Convenient and well set up for a couple.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a couple, and very well positioned for the beach and activities. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, ca

Not what we expected

  • 1 of 5

Positives-AC and the biggest TV I have ever seen. Otherwise a disappointment.

  • Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish this guest has gotten in touch with me about any complaints. I also can't see any specific complaints in this review either. I'm baffled and can't imagine what they were expecting or what they might be disappointed about. We always try to accurately reflect the condo and provide a great experience to our guests.
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Loved the location and view!

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we loved staying in this condo. Very comfortable and a/c was very appreciated. Only downside, the whole complex is dated, and there was some construction happening at the other end. Great being next to Magic Sands beach. Pretty good snorkeling in front of complex. Amazing seeing the yellow tang from the condo. Fantastic sunsets.

  • Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Monty in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible trip. The month went by so fast. Location, location, location. We saw fish, dolphins, and turtles right from the condo. You can't go wrong staying here.

A quick thanks to Kim. She was really helpful. Hope we didn't pester her too much. Mahalo

  • Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kailua Kona 'KOA'
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer '18 Sale
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Check Out Cleaning Fee C$117.84
Refundable Sec. Deposit C$665.45

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