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Absolute Oceanfront Suite with Spectacular Kona Sunsets

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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Details
Property
studio
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
5 - 10 nights

About the property

Large oceanfront studio with an extended lanai, sleeps 2

Kona Magic Sands is nestled between Magic Sands (La'Aloa) beach and Pahoehoe Beach Park. The unit was fully gutted and remodeled in June 2011.

As you open the front door and step inside the unit, you realize how clean and modern the unit is. You walk to the glass wall and open the doors to the lanai. You step outside and hear the ocean, you see the waves and the colorful fish swimming...maybe you see a few turtles swimming next to some snorkelers. You look at the 180 degrees of ocean at your feet and you realize that this is why you rented this unit. You sit outside at the dining table or enjoy a cold drink at the bar table/chairs as you watch the sunset with camera in hand. The palm trees dance with the tradewinds and you decide to sleep with the lanai doors open and screen doors closed so that you can hear the ocean.

The next morning, you grind your Kona coffee and brew a fresh pot and enjoy another day in paradise. You spot more colorful fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and in the winter, humpback whales; you might decide to get to see them up close and go snorkel/swim at the beach next door.

For dinner and after a day of sighseeing, you grill your dinner on the gas BBQ while you take a dip in the pool. You may choose to eat on the dining tables under the pavillion. At night, the quiet central air conditionner and stainless steel modern ceiling fans keep you cool. The updated kitchen with the granite countertops and stainless steel appliances help you create great frozen drinks or delicious dinners. Dimmable track lighting and under cabinet lights set the mood for an enjoyable evening. Large flat screen TV, in-wall speakers, state of the art receiver/DVD/CD player, iPod plug/play, cable TV, new furniture, bedding, towels, etc. add to your comfort. You can even do your laundry in the unit's washer and dryer and go home with clean clothes. There is a free assigned parking stall near the entrance to the condo, so you never have to look for a parking spot.

We are located on the famous Alii drive, where you can go for a walk/run. There is a public bus that stops in front of the condo and goes between the Kailua Pier (less than 4 miles away) and Keahou shopping center (2 miles away). Kailua town offers many restaurants/bars, and stores for shopping. Keohou has a few restaurants, a supermarket, drug store, cinemas, book store and more.

Enjoy hanging out at the beach or watch the hula dancers practice their routines in the park. Keahou offers daily free Hawaiian cultural activities, including ukulele lessons, making flower leis or watching a hula performances.

Whatever you do, you will have a great time on the Big Island.

P.S. If you have to combine work and play, we do have WiFi and the modem was just upgraded in September 2016.

If you choose to book our unit, we thank you in advance and request that you provide a mobile/cell phone number so that we may be able to contact you in case of an emergency.

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More Details

Owner
Sonia
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Sonia

We have been visiting Kailua-Kona for the past 20 years and finally decided to buy at KMS where we always stayed. The third floor unit had everything that we wanted for. So we bought it in 2010, gutted and remodeled the place to our liking. We hope you enjoy your stay and make many memories like we have. Kona is paradise for us and we are glad that we can share it with you. Aloha!

Sonia purchased this studio in 2010

Why Sonia chose Kona Coast

We love the location. We have stayed in KMS every time that we visited the Big Island. We have done so for the past 21 years. We enjoy the beach next door and the fact that there is so much to do here or just hang out and relax.

What makes this studio unique

The location can't be beat. The view from the lanai, the fish and turtles, the sunsets! You have to see it to believe it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Kona Magic Sands 303”

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2013



Paradise on a budget!



I love the Big Island and especially Kona; fell in love with it 40 years ago on my honeymoon. I dive and for many years dove with Dive Makai, but unfortunately the original family owned business was bought out by a mainlander who drove it into the ground. I have tried Jacks and they are good but I would also highly recommend Big Island Divers (same dive sites for less).I personally like to rent condos and have tried a variety of properties over the years. I have stayed at Kona Magic Sands a couple of times before and always liked the location. There aren’t a lot of beaches in Kona and this property is right next door to one of the nicest ones. This year I splurged and rented one of them (Unit 303). It is on the top, 3rd, floor so you have a large open lanai and you’re practically standing over the ocean. Sitting out on the lanai you can watch dolphins and turtles at almost any time. The constant surf provides a pleasant backdrop and you can see an amazing amount of reef fish just by looking down into the water, we call it porch diving.

There is large table and umbrella for al fresco dining, a lounge chair and some other seating out there so it is all very comfortable.

The unit inside is very nice, everything looks new. It is kind of laid out like a large hotel suite, very roomy. My wife really really liked the place (she has not always appreciated some of my previous choices).

There is a big screen TV, which I never turned on, but I did use the WiFi all the time which was pretty fast (looks like a cable modem)

The kitchen appliances, like everything else, looked new and we seemed to find everything we needed. We brought our Costco card and packed the fridge, so we pretty much ate in, or packed the fridge, so we pretty much ate in, or packed lunches to go most of the time. The farmers market is on Wednesdays and great place to get local food cheap. BTW the fish at Costco is really good but I think the best fish can be bought at Safeway which is near the local Walmart.

There is a restaurant on the property, although I didn't try it this trip. Tried it years ago and it was okay but it looks like it is under new management now. Something to try next year.

There was a washer/dryer in the unit which as divers came is real handy; because after a dive almost everything comes back wet.

Communication with the owner was quick and easy. My wife wants to re-rent the unit.
Jul 2013
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Absolute Oceanfront Suite with Spectacular Kona Sunsets
average rating of 4.84 based on 82 reviews
5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for the first few nights of our Hawaiian honeymoon and it was absolute perfection -- I would give it 6 stars if I could! It's just the right amount of space, with a well-stocked kitchen and a nice sitting area. But, the best part about this place is the lanai! Huge views straight out over the water, soothing ocean waves, and gorgeous sunsets. To be able to seamlessly move from our lanai, to the magic sands beach, to the pool made for relaxing few days that felt very luxurious. We also enjoyed the proximity to Kona and shopping, while still getting to be a bit removed from town in a slightly more residential area. Best of both worlds! We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Longmont, CO
5

Amazing! Convenient, beautiful, comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

That view is not photo shopped, that's the real deal! Even at the end of our 7 days, I was amazed by that view. The location is great, not in the hustle bustle of Kona but extremely close and convenient. The unit was clean, quiet, and comfortable. The air conditioning was a welcome respite on hot, muggy afternoons. There's a beach right next door and a nice pool on property. The owners have the unit very well stocked with anything you might need! They were very helpful and seemed to take a lot of pride in their unit and guests' happiness. We loved coming home after an adventure and hanging out at the wine bar in the room or on the balcony watching whales and snorkelers. Beautiful sunsets! We can hardly wait to come back!! Mahalo for all the memories!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well appointed

  • 5 of 5

The condo is small but lives big, and is appointed with care. I would definitely recommend this.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely Condo-perfect for 2

  • 4 of 5

Great location with a short walk directly to the beach, this lovely Studio Condo has a great Balcony, kitchen, bathroom and seating area.

It is very convenient (driving) to Kailua Village, the grocery store, movie house and restaurants as well as being out the the "fray" of town.

The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is due to the "noise" of the ocean and the road. To be able to sleep, we found we had to keep the sliders to the balcony closed at night to close out the roar of the breakers and the proximity of the busy road in front of the complex. For others, this might not be an issue....but it was for us. We wanted to enjoy the sea air at night. BUT this aside, all other aspects of the unit were perfect.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland
5

Thanksgiving getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to get away for the Thanksgiving holiday and found this gem. The condo is definitely more updated from the others we saw and had a beautiful balcony with an ocean front view. Condo was definitely more spacious than we thought and had wonderful views of the sunset. We enjoyed having breakfast out on the lanai almost every day before heading out. Magic sands beach is right next door and we even saw turtles swimming close to shore! It was just close enough to town but just far enough to not feel touristy. We got to do a lot of sight seeing and check out amazing beaches. Even got to see lava flowing into the ocean, very cool! Absolutely loved staying here and will use this again in the future! Mahalo!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hnub, Thank you very much for submitting a nice review; we are happy that you found our place to your liking and had a great time on the Big Island. Being able to see the fish, turtles and the eels from the lanai is something special: "snorkeling without getting wet". Soon there will be more activities with the dolphins and the whales going by. Enjoy the holiday season, the memories you made on Hawaii and see you soon. Mahalo, Sonia
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5

Condo overlooking the beautiful Kona shoreline

  • 5 of 5

Sonia, thank you so much for letting us share your beautiful condo for a week in October! It couldn't have been any more perfect. Your place is modern, beautiful, and well appointed. The view is spectacular! We had 180 degrees of incredible Kona ocean views starting from directly below our expansive lanai. I believe that the proximity to the water, coupled with direct access to Magic Sands beach, makes your condo a great choice that other places might charge many times your rates. We have owned many rental units in the past and know how much attention to detail they require. your instructions were easy to understand and access. We plan to vacation there again as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael for taking the time to write a beautiful review; we appreciate it very much. We are glad to share our little piece of paradise with our guests. Kona is beautiful and Magic Sands location is close to everything, not to mention having the great beach and park on either side of the complex. I appreciate you finding the unit to your liking and understanding the effort that goes into creating a space that most everyone can enjoy. We have not raised our rates for the past few years and only do so when we have to due to association fee increases,increases in the electricity surcharges and/or planned renovations. We also do also rent through VRBO when we vacation outside of Hawaii. We find the experience very nice and much better than staying at hotels. We look forward to having you our guest in the future. Until then, enjoy the rest of the year and Happy Holidays. Mahalo, Sonia
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen K. (hwy.11)
Nearest Beach
Magic Sands Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
2017 Low season
Apr 16 2017 - Oct 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
2017 Ironman
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 16 2017
10 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
Late 2017
Oct 17 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
2018 Low Season
Apr 16 2018 - Oct 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
2018 Ironman
Oct 6 2018 - Oct 15 2018
10 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Late 2018
Oct 16 2018 - Dec 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
Holiday 2018
Dec 16 2018 - Dec 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancelation Policy:A refund of $150 is made to the same credit card used during the booking process, ONLY if the cancelation is made more than 61 days before the arrival date. Otherwise, we do not issue any refunds.Our Check-in time is 3PM Hawaii Standard Time (HST)Our checkout time is at 11AM Hawaii Standard Time (HST)THIS IS A NON-SMOKING UNIT.
Please be advised that we DO NOT collect Damage Deposit, INSTEAD, we require that your purchase insurance from VRBO. The latest fee is $59 for a $1500 insurance. This protects everyone and reduces the transaction fees that we pay. MAHALO.

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Amenities

Kailua-Kona Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dear guests, please provide your cell phone number when sending us inquiries. The reason for that is that we will contact you to review your request. This is due to a number of spam requests that we receive. Thank you.

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