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Can't get any closer ♥ Cool A/C, Ocean Front, top floor, newly remodeled, Wifi

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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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.

More Details

Debbie & David Todd
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Debbie & David Todd

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

Debbie & David Todd purchased this studio in 2012

Why Debbie & David Todd chose Kona Coast

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.

What makes this studio unique

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Can't get any closer ♥ Cool A/C, Ocean Front, top floor, newly remodeled, Wifi
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews

Excellent Place to Stay in Kona!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was wonderful to stay at!! The view from the windows are amazing along with a beach being right next door. The condo comes with everything you could need for a stay including snorkel gear, beach towels, chairs. It is immaculate inside, clean, very inviting and you can tell the owners do an excellent job of keeping the place up. The location and proximity to Kona is great because you can either hope the trolley downtown or it is a very short drive. You also have easy access to the rest of the west side of the island. I would definitely recommend this place as well as stay there on my next trip to Kona. It is so nice to be able to fall asleep to the waves at night!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Beautiful view, exceptional rental!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved staying in this condo unit. My sons loved watching dolphins multiple times right off our balcony. The beach next door was amazing and SO fun even at 6am. Definitely recommend! Thank you Todds!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Kona Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this condo for a short getaway from the hustle and bustle of Oahu. This was an amazing condo with excellent views. The condo was well appointed, A/C was great (and needed!), and it was super close to the beach which was awesome. We enjoyed cups of coffee every morning with the view of the ocean, relaxed by the pool in the heat of day, and were stoked to relax in the huge king bed after a delicious dinner in town!

There were plenty of beach toys to fully enjoy the ocean and beach nearby. The condo was well appointed and we were never in want of anything. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful property!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to every way! The unit was very comfortable, the Todds went out of their way to make sure everything needed for a comfortable stay was there, our questions were answered immediately, and the location was perfect! We had a fantastic time here and would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 4 of 5

The unit was exactly what we were looking for a vacation home thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Kona sands #308

  • 5 of 5

Cant get any closer is true, our view was fantastic, turtles , fish, dolphins, surf all from our room. Snorkel in front of the complex, beware of the rocks. Everything you could want was in the unit. Kitchen utensils, towels, beach gear, really comfortable bed, good A/C and fan and you need them.

The surf is right outside and having breakfast watching the waves crash and the sea life was a morning event. Good sliding doors keep most of the sound to a minimum at night, slept like a log. Although the complex is a little tired it does get a weathering from the ocean, the unit itself was modern, clean and tidy.

We hired a car and drove around a fair bit and coming home to such a place was just magic. It is on the 3rd floor ,not a problem just be aware, no lift but the view is worth it. For our first few days there was nice sand on the beach next door but it soon disappeared as the swell picked up, hence the name magic sands. A good swimmer would still have to be careful in the swell or a safe beach about a mile down the road offered snorkelling and swimming or just jump in the pool. Close to supermarkets , restaurants, shopping but get a car!! For 2 people, there was enough room even with our shopping, great open air markets close by or town has everything you could want and some you don't!! But the unit is not large but its enough

Would we go back ?? If life didn't get in the way, We would still be there. Thanks Todds

Guy and Fran

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Kailua Kona Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer '17 Sale
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum 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.

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Kailua Kona Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower stall new large hot water heater. New large toilet.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Stay a short while with memories for a life time.

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