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Over 100 Reviews, on the Ocean, Shaded Lanai, Amazing View, Free Ac & Wifi

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Last updated: 09/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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OVER 100 GUESTBOOK REVIEWS - Please GO TO the end of the "OWNER INFO" section to read over 100 reviews written by our guests. Our guests tell you in their own words how much and why they like and enjoyed our condo.
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FREE - in condo WIFI, FREE - AC, FREE - Assigned parking space.

INCLUDED: COVERED LARGE LANAI. One of only 4 covered lanais in the complex. The extra appx. 250 sq. ft. is an extra room, giving the guest appx. 1/3 more space than condos without the large lanai.

WHAT A BARGAIN!! LARGE OCEAN FRONT (almost in the ocean) STUDIO WITH EXTRA LARGE SHADED LANAI LOOKING DOWN INTO THE OCEAN!!!

FREE - SUNSETS, TRADE WINDS, AC, WIFI, PARKING SPACE and more!!
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OVER 100 GUESTBOOK REVIEWS - Please GO TO the end of the "OWNER INFO" section to read over 100 reviews written by our guests. Our guests tell you in their own words how much and why they like and enjoyed our condo.
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SEE: PHOTOS
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There is a continuous, uninterrupted VIEW of the OCEAN as you walk in the front door, through the living area, through the "floor to ceiling" and "wall to wall" sliding glass doors, across the lanai to the lanai railing.

LOOKING DOWN from the lanai railing to the ocean you see a variety of reef fish. LOOKING OUT you see nothing but ocean where dolphins occasionally swim by year around and in the winter humpback whales may entertain.

See SUNSETS, SUNSETS, SUNSETS with the occasional "green " flash.

The LARGE COVERED LANAI PROVIDES A SHADED OUTDOOR ROOM most OTHER CONDOS DO NOT HAVE. It is common practice in Hawaii to eat, entertain and relax outside. Our lanai gives you this opportunity. No need to be indoors when you can experience the trade winds on your open air lanai. No need to go to an expensive water front restaurant - You are on the ocean and the second story location provides a better view of the ocean and sunsets than ground level condos and restaurants.
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MUST SEE PHOTOS!!!
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While the trade winds provide nature's cooling, we provide FREE air conditioning and several ceiling fans.

We also provide FREE in condo wifi.
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Kona Magic Sands Beach is less than a 3 minute walk from the front door. Swimming, snorkeling, body surfing, boogey boarding, wading and people watching are popular activities.

Kahalu'u Beach, one mile away, is popular for snorkeling in shallow water while many visitors learn to surf at the north end of the beach.

Keauhou Bay, approximately two miles, has businesses providing fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking. Or just a beautiful area to visit.

Keauhou Shopping Center is also two miles from the condo with a large grocery store, Long's Drugs, several restaurants, movie theaters, retail stores and even an emergency medical facility.
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GUEST COMMENTS

WHAT A VIEW! BEAUTIFUL OCEAN! LOOK, YOU CAN SEE DOLPHINS, WHALES, FISH AND TURTLES!

NEXT TO POPULAR MAGIC SANDS BEACH. POOL ON SITE.

BRIGHT, CHEERY, SPACIOUS CONDO! HOW COMFORTABLE! AIR CONDITIONING AND OVERHEAD FANS EVERYWHERE!!

THERE ARE NO OBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF THE OCEAN FROM INSIDE THE CONDO!! OR FROM THE LANAI!!
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WHAT A COMFORTABLE CONDO! LOTS OF SPACE AND STORAGE! HOW RELAXING TO BE OUTSIDE ON THE SHADED LANAI, WATCHING THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE OCEAN ROLL IN.

INTERIOR SEEMS TO HAVE TWICE THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE OTHER CONDOS HERE. PLENTY OF GLASSES AND COFFE CUPS.

WE HAVE BEACH MATS AND A BEACH UMBRELLA, FOLDING CHAIRS, ICE CHEST, MASKS AND SNORKELS, AND A DRYING RACK FOR OUR BEACH WEAR!

LET'S GO NEXT DOOR TO MAGIC SANDS BEACH AND JOIN THE BODY SURFERS, BOOGY BOARDERS, SNORKLERS AND SUN BATHERS! I CAN SEE THEY ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME!

HERE WE ARE ON SATURDAY WATCHING HULA DANCERS PRACTICE IN THE PARK. THIS IS HAWAII!!

THIS LANAI IS GREAT! WE ARE OUTSIDE IN THE SHADE AND COOLED BY THE OCEAN BREEZE! LOTS OF ROOM. VERY RELAXING. WE CAN INVITE SEVERAL FRIENDS OVER AND NOT BE CROWDED!

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Read: 'Why the Owner Chose Kona Magic Sands' and 'The Unique Benefits at this Condo.'
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When you enter the front door, you will immediately walk out to the Lanai to take in the view and listen to the waves. You will be thinking, 'This is perfect. This is why we came to Hawaii!'

The interior of the unit is designed to be COMFORTABLE, to enhance the view and to provide visitors with space to move around and to store their personnel items.

As ths visitor walks in the front door, there is a long, white kitchen counter on the left that continues to a desk area and a home entertainment cabinet with the TV/DVD units. The TV can be turned to either the bed or couch. Next is a sitting area.

The bathroom, which is on the right as visitors enter the unit, has a shower and the usual facilities plus a cabinet and drawers for storeage.

Beyond the bathroom, is the sleeping area with a CLOSET AND A SET OF DRAWERS ON EACH SIDE OF THE BED. There is tract lighting over the bed. After the sleeping area is a pull out couch, which is screened from the bed by a partial wall.

The unit has a tile floor and Hawaiian style furnishings. There is track lighting over the bed, couch and sitting area. This unit has both air conditioning and ceiling fans with lights. The unit does not have a washer/dryer. There is a washer/dryer room at the North end of the building.

The Lanai has a round table with four chairs and a lounge chair. There is a ceiling fan with a light overhead. The Lanai is perfect for sipping coffee in the morning, having a romantic dinner while watching the sunset, entertaining and napping or as the owner calls it - 'Whale watching.'

Comfort, relaxation and convenience is what Kona Magic Sands #203 offers!!! Reserve Now!!

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Stairs to second floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Extra Large Lanai, swimming pool, shared BBQ. In the unit are AC and ceiling fans, overhead track lighting, each side of the bed has its own closet and chest of drawers, Roomy. Coin operated washer/dryer on site. NO SMOKING BY THE POOL OR IN THE COMMON AREAS OF THE PROPERTY. No elevator....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Looking South to see Magic Sands Beach...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Right on the ocean. See the fish in the curl of the waves!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Less than 50 feet from the ocean, 2nd floor 180 degree ocean view. One minute to beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Outside dining on the Lanai is most common. In morning - watching the fish in the ocean In evening - watching the sunset. All Day - relaxing...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Assigned Parking Spot - Free...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Assigned Parking Spot #203...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    On site. Not in condo....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free in Condo...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large, approximately 16 x 16 overlooking pool and ocean....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.4
from 15 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season, 2016 #1
Jun 4 - Sep 28, 2016
1 night min stay
$115
$690 $2,645
IRONMAN 2016
Sep 29 - Oct 12, 2016
7 night min stay

$870
Low Season, 2016 #2
Oct 13 - Dec 14, 2016
1 night min stay
$115
$690 $2,645
High Season, 2016 #1
Dec 15 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$145
$870 $3,335
High Season, 2017 #1
Jan 1 - Apr 14, 2017
1 night min stay
$152
$912 $3,496
Low Season, 2017 #1
Apr 15 - Sep 27, 2017
1 night min stay
$121
$726 $2,783
IRONMAN 2017
Sep 28 - Oct 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$912
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $94
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

You pay 100% of rent, if 60 days or less to rental. If over 60 days, you pay 20% down. When you reach 60 days of your rental, you will automatically be charged the remaining 80%.


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Location

This is the home of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, There are many local tri-athletes, runners, cyclists, swimmers and canoe paddlers, Meet local athletes at the FREE to all users Olympic size swimming pool in town, and at the Kailua Pier in the Village where ocean swimming takes place.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: My wife and I are retired and live in Kailua-Kona. We have been coming to the Big Island since 1987. We enjoy the great weather, beautiful clear warm water, the year round outdoor activities, the excellent small beaches, the variety of terrain and weather, and, of course, our many friends.

Why the Owner Chose Kailua-Kona, HI, USA:
We bought Kona Magic Sands #203 because of the view of the ocean and the relaxed feeling we got when we stepped out onto the lanai. In 1987, while visiting the Big Island, we decided to look at condos. The first one was at Kona Magic Sands. We immediately liked the location and size. We then viewed every studio and one bedroom condo for sale along Alii Drive in our price range and some that were priced higher. What we found was most condominium buildings were perpendicular to the ocean instead of fronting the ocean as Kona Magic Sands does. The living areas seemed smaller and stuffy. The placement of the condos did not allow the natural breeze to flow into the condo. The one bedrooms had one small window that opened onto a walk way. The bedrooms did not look comfortable. The lanais only had room for a small table and two chairs. The direct view was of the condos across a courtyard. To get a view of the ocean you had to be on the lanai and then it was only a partial ocean view. We felt that not one condo we saw - either studio or one bedroom - came close to what the condos with the larger lanais at Kona Magic Sands had to offer. We still believe these characteristics are as true today as they were in 1989. When KMS #203 came on the market in 1989 we jumped at the opportunity to buy it. We have never regretted our decision. We lived at KMS #203 for awhile but with a lot of sports equipment and arts and crafts supplies, we out grew the condo. But, whenever we are in the condo, we still wish we were living there. It is a special place.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
You will find KMS #203 to be a great place to sit back and relax. We designed the interior of the condo to highlight the condo's most important feature - THE OCEAN VIEW. Enhancing the view of the ocean on the inside resulted in comfortable living and sleeping areas with MORE SPACE for you to move around than you may find in most of the condos. A picture is worth a thousand words - just LOOK AT OUR PHOTOS and see for yourself. We completely remodeled KMS #203 in 2000 even taking out the two bathroom walls. Originally, the refrigerator was at the end of the short kitchen countertop. With the renovation we created a nook in the opposite wall for the refrigerator. This allowed us to install one very long kitchen countertop with a desk area. This gives our guests more space to prepare meals than in most of the other condos. The long countertop and the recessed refrigerator provided another benefit. The long clean lines direct your vision to the ocean when you walk in the front door. Before the remodel the condo had floor and table lamps and fans. They were always in the way. KMS #203 now has ceiling fans and overhead track lighting. There are no obtacles to trip over or look through. Just another improvement to help our guests enjoy the view. We installed a queen size Murphy bed with a separate closet and drawers unit on each side of the bed. This unit also has a pull out shelf to be used as a night stand. We elected to have a Murphy bed to give us more space to stretch, add a work table and have friends over,making the KMS #203 seem even bigger. The owners of some of the other KMS condos have installed washer/dryer units and/or closets in their bathrooms. We eleced not to do this because those features make the bathrooms to small. We designed the bathroom to give our guests as much room as possible. SPACE, OPENESS, COMFORT


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Photos

  • View From Entry to Ocean

    View From Entry to Ocean

  • Ocean and Pool From Lanai

    Ocean and Pool From Lanai

  • Magic Sands Beach looking towards Kona Magic Sands Condominium

    Magic Sands Beach looking towards Kona Magic Sands Condominium

  • Kitchen Countertop with Desk

    Kitchen Countertop with Desk

  • Desk, Entertainment and Indoor Eating/Sitting Area

    Desk, Entertainment and Indoor Eating/Sitting Area

  • Looking South From Driveway Entrance - #203 Third door from right, second floor.

    Looking South From Driveway Entrance - #203 Third door from right, second floor.

  • Looking From Pool to Magic Sands Beach

    Looking From Pool to Magic Sands Beach

  • OCEAN FRONT!!

    OCEAN FRONT!!

  • 16' x 16' Lanai and Ocean

    16' x 16' Lanai and Ocean

  • RESERVED FOR YOU!!

    RESERVED FOR YOU!!

  • View From Lanai - Sitting, Sleeping, Kitchen, Entrance

    View From Lanai - Sitting, Sleeping, Kitchen, Entrance

  • Kitchen, Desk and Entertainment Center

    Kitchen, Desk and Entertainment Center

  • Bed, Closets and Drawers

    Bed, Closets and Drawers

  • Pool, Grass and Ocean

    Pool, Grass and Ocean

  • Looking North From Pool

    Looking North From Pool

  • Sunset From Kona Magic Sands #203

    Sunset From Kona Magic Sands #203

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Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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