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Can't Get Any Closer ♥ Cool a/C, Ocean Front, Top Floor, Newly Remodeled, Wifi

(36 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Updated Studio Condo as close as you can get to the ocean without getting wet!

Update: We recently found out that vrbo/homeaway will begin charging all guests a 4-10 percent fee in February so we highly recommend reserving before February first. Feel free to send over an inquiry for more details or give me a call.

About the Condo:
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 reef below filled with colorful fish you can watch in the waves. Take a look at the aerial photo to see the beauty of the water and reef right out front. The white sands beach is nestled directly next to the condo with a park on the other side where hula girls enjoy practicing. Avoid driving to the beach and be at ease, using the complimentary beach towels, snorkeling gear and boogie boards while only steps from the white sand. Relax at home in the new air conditioning and enjoy the sunsets from the new queen sleeper sofa or while bbqing poolside.

New furnishings and appliances:
New AC and fans.
Private (not shared) secured wifi internet.
New king bed with new linens and blankets.
Wall mounted flat screen tv with cable
Computer and printer
Plenty of dishes and cookware to enjoy a relaxing meal at home.
New 40 gallon water heater - no need to wait for the water to heat up (some condos use insta-hot).
New pull out couch bed for those friends who just won't leave!
Due to the lack of elevator at Kona Magic Sands, the unit is not wheelchair accessible.

Boogie boards, beach gear, snorkels, binoculars, and towels to make it easy for you to have fun on your vacation and relax while avoiding driving with the beach and park next door. There is also a trolley that stops out front and circles around the downtown to let you enjoy the town and happy hour without needing to drive. We would love to share the condo with you on your next trip to Hawaii!

Vacations are precious, don't settle for less go with the best and save.

Professionally managed, maintained and cleaned- just read our reviews, we love this condo and it shows! We have been told so many times when guests stay in our condos that they just feel like they are home and they are so comfortable - come share the feeling. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Conveniently 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 miles away) and the grocery (about two miles the other direction) which is great because you can get away without having a rental car or catching the happy hours and not worrying about driving back. 

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 Condos:
Kona Magic Sands is well a maintained, small, 3 story condo complex with lawn and pool that sits directly between KMS 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! There is also trolley that stops right outside of the condo that will take you to the grocery plaza and also loops to downtown Kona a couple of miles away.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Studio
  • On floor 3
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 and older with ID and rental info...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Studio

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Shower stall new large hot water heater. New large toilet.

Other Amenities

  • Stay a short while with memories for a life time.



  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Luaus
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Internet:

    Private In studio with wireless too for your laptop...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All new with lots of fluffy pillows...moreless



Pool / Spa



Write a review 4.8
from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer '17 Sale
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$833 $2,970
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$903 $3,270
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $89
  • Refundable Sec. Deposit $500
  • 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 and full price (no discounts apply), 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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 02/22/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kailua Kona 'KOA'

Car: Not Necessary

Ocean front on Alii Dr. right next to Magic Sands Beach (great snorkeling and boogie boarding) and the other side is a park were the hula girls sometimes practice. The trolly stops directly across the street to take you downtown for fun, happy hour or around the way for groceries. So many things nearby, Kona is a perfect vacation location.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: David and Debbie Todd are the owners and David is a board member. Kimberly, their daughter, helps manage the reservations and communicates with guests.

Why the Owner Chose Kailua-Kona, HI, USA:
We bought this studio because of the area and the beautiful top floor view of the ocean and reef and sea life below. The whales also migrate past right outside in the ocean.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Top floor, new powerful A/C, and no blocked views due to the position directly facing the ocean. Pool on site and beach and park directly next door. No parking fees and amenity fee included.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2017

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  • What a view!

    What a view!

  • Queen pull out sleeper sofa

    Queen pull out sleeper sofa

  • Computer and printer with windows 8 so you can print your boarding pass at home!

    Computer and printer with windows 8 so you can print your boarding pass at home!

  • New, fluffy towels feel so good.

    New, fluffy towels feel so good.



  • Can't get any closer than this.

    Can't get any closer than this.

  • Kona Magic Sands Beach Next Door

    Kona Magic Sands Beach Next Door

  • Best BBQ location ever!

    Best BBQ location ever!

  • Two shower heads with great pressure and new water heater.

    Two shower heads with great pressure and new water heater.



  • View from pool to Kona Magic Sands Beach

    View from pool to Kona Magic Sands Beach

  • Dolphins, whales, turtles and fish can all be seen from your condo.

    Dolphins, whales, turtles and fish can all be seen from your condo.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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