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Vacation Rental Studio, Walking Distance To Magic Sands

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Studio in a home that was originally built as a bed & breakfast with Queen bed, full bath, kitchenette with induction hot plate, microwave, coffee maker, WiFi, cable TV, off street parking, gazebo with BBQ, coin op laundry on site. We are located between Kahalu'u Beach (snorkel beach) and Magic Sands beach, both are within walking distance if you want to relax on the local beaches. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing the coast from the suite at night. There is 2 transit systems that run on Alii drive making them very accessible. Also just a 2 minute drive to Keauhou Shopping Center which has grocery store, drug store, post office, restaurants, movie theater, farmers market on Saturday mornings and more. A 5 minute drive to the other direction is ocean front downtown Kona. It also has shopping, restaurants, historical sites and luaus. You can come just to relax or be as active as you want. The island has all the water sports available from swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, and big game fishing. There are many sites to see by tour vans or go explore on your own. You have the observatory on Mauna Kea, Place of Refuge, tours of the coffee farms, macadamia nut farms, volcano, lava tubes, lava flows, waterfalls, historical sites of where the kings and ancient Hawaiians lived and much more. The island has some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets ever seen.

Watch for the green flash as the sun goes over the horizon.

More Details

David Hamm
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About David Hamm

My wife and I grew up on the coast of southern California where the ocean was a big part of our lives. We decided to make a move to the Big Island to enjoy the great year round weather, warm water, healthier and slower lifestyle.

David Hamm purchased this studio in 2011

Why David Hamm chose Kailua-Kona

We bought this property because it was beautiful, in the same wonderful neighborhood we were living in and close to the most popular beaches in Kona. The owner had taken such good care, it was designed to take in guests and we saw it as a opportunity to continue making it a place that can be enjoyed by visitors wanting to experience the Kona lifestyle, something we get to live everyday.

What makes this studio unique

It is so close to the ocean, you can hear the waves crashing on the lava rock at night. You can walk down to the beach to watch the sunsets.


Kailua-Kona Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Budget
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Vacation Rental Studio, Walking Distance To Magic Sands
average rating of 4.5 based on 30 reviews

Fantastic location in a cute studio apartment

  • 5 of 5

I had an absolutely great experience in this well-equipped studio! There were lots of dishes and cookware as well as a full size fridge, induction cook top, and several other appliances to prepare our meals. I loved the open air room and coupled with the ceiling fans stayed nice and cool both during the day and at night. Two beautiful beaches were within walking distance which made this location perfect for snorkeling, boogey boarding, and swimming. There was plenty of off street parking and adorable chickens to greet you as you come and go! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska

Clean and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

David Hamm was wonderful to work with. He was friendly and easily contacted for questions. For our purpose this was perfectly located and affordable. We rented a vacation home in Kapoho, but wanted just a couple of nights in Kona so we could enjoy a luau and the beaches. This studio apartment was open air and very clean. The bed was comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, clean, convenient, exotic.

  • 5 of 5

We just needed a place to sleep at and it was perfect. We were gone since early morning until the evening, snorkeling and exploring the island. David was very accommodating. Hens on the property were cute and friendly , David gave us some fresh eggs as well. Great location, quiet, comfortable, convenient. We had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again and recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed

  • 5 of 5

This VRBO was the perfect location and exactly what we needed for our time in Kona. We were looking for an inexpensive place to stay that was close to the things we wanted to do. The room was clean and had a bathroom and kitchenette. The owners even gave us some fresh eggs from the chickens out back. This is a typical island residence (wall to floor window screens, shutters, ceiling fans). Do not expect central AC or anything like that. For that you can spend hundreds per night and stay at the Marriott. The bed was comfortable and we enjoyed listening to the birds in the morning and having the chickens come visit us through the screen, lol. While here, we walked the strip on Ali’i Drive, went to a luau, spent some time at Magic Sands beach which is literally across the street and down about 0.5 miles, and went on a fishing charter. They had beach towels and beach chairs to borrow, TV and WiFi for those who needs it, and we were even able to wash our clothes in the washer/dryer here which is always a plus. This was a great find, I would definitely stay here again. We even wished we had opted to stay here a bit longer. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm welcome to an affordable and fully equipped studio apartment ready for at-home living

  • 4 of 5

We especially appreciated the owner's warm welcome and attention to needs and requests. David Hamm opened the door to a studio unit which was clean, furnished, and fully equipped: microwave, Wi-Fi, TV, convection plate, kitchen utensils and supplies, refrigerator/freeze, full bath, ample space and hangers for clothes, and even a shopping bag. When the absence of a hair dryer was noted, David cheerfully provided one. Because this was our first visit to the Big Island, we needed travel advice. Again, David came through, recommending which destinations and routes would work best for day trips. There are so many interesting sights and activities on the Island of Hawaii, including its history and rich cultural heritage.

Unfortunately, the highway noise from one block away disturbed our sleep, and the chicken coops emitted odors, offset somewhat by the character they presented. Our nickname for Hawaii became "Land of the Wandering Chicken."

For an improved accommodation, we recommend that the owner add a folding table and a couple of folding chairs, furnishings which would enhance the dining-in experience and indoor activities, such as games, writing, and computers.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location on a budget

  • 4 of 5

Great location just off Ali'i Drive, close to Magic Sands and a great snorkel beach! Its a smaller room with few amenities but it was all we needed and really enjoyed our stay. The birds are up early and there is some traffic noise, but I would recommend it for the location and cost.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kona Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Magic Sands and Kahaluu
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $100

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Smoking allowed on outside of property.
No pets.

Owner'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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