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Top Floor Oceanfront Studio w/ Lanai and A/C

Bedrooms Studio
Space 480 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Studio that can sleep 2 with oceanfront views from the lanai

PORTABLE A/C UNIT available when ocean breezes and fans aren't enough.

We have one of the few units in the building with an ACTUAL outdoor patio to enjoy the beautiful ocean view, which is direct ocean front, with famous Magic Sands Beach right next door!

Recent upgrades include a 55" big screen TV with Blu Ray player, Netflix and free WIFI access, stereo system, queen mattress with memory foam topper, extra bedding and linens, and an added TV above the armoire in the bedroom area. There is a large collection of DVD's and books to enjoy as well. The kitchen is fully stocked with small appliances including microwave, blender, coffeemaker, rice maker and coffee grinder along with glasses, pots, pans, silverware, and various seasonings and spices. The kitchen and bath have updated granite counters. The bathroom shower has a raised shower head for our taller guests.

We've also added plenty of extra amenities like extra large beach towels, snorkel gear, beach chairs, coolers, picnic blankets, boogie boards and beach umbrellas for your afternoons at the beach next door. We've provided two sets of binoculars for whale and fish watching from the lanai.There are two BBQ's on site by the oceanfront pool and a coin-op laundry room downstairs. Free assigned parking spot for one car is also included.

Please note that there is no elevator in the building and we are located on the top floor (third floor), but it's worth the steps for the fantastic views!

We are conveniently located within 2-3 miles of downtown Kailua-Kona and all it's inviting shops and restaurants.


More Details

Jan and Glenn Vacca
Member since: 2014
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Jan and Glenn Vacca

My husband Glenn, and I have been vacationing on the Hawaiian Islands for the last 30 years. With our children now grown and moving on, we decided to make one of our dreams come true by owning our own little piece of heaven in Kona. I love sharing our place with others who love it here as much as we do! And having return guests makes it even better!

We take great pride in having a clean, comfortable place to enjoy the Island.


Jan and Glenn Vacca purchased this condo in 2014

Why Jan and Glenn Vacca chose Kailua-Kona

We chose this property because of the unique oceanfront location and it's quiet, laid back atmosphere and Aloha spirit. You just can't find a complex any closer to the ocean than this!

What makes this condo unique

There is nothing better than true outdoor dining while watching the beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the lanai. Enjoy your morning coffee, and an evening tropical drink to begin and end your day in paradise!


Kailua-Kona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Rental Agreement must be agreed to and signed upon booking.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tiled Shower with raised shower head for our taller guests.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed with memory foam topper. Unit is designed for two adults.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Top Floor Oceanfront Studio w/ Lanai and A/C
average rating of 4.8428574 based on 70 reviews
Chino, CA

A W O N D E R F U L getaway retreat

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely oceanfront condo. Plenty of amenities to make our stay memorable. What a beautiful retreat.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your positive feedback! Please come back again soon! Jan and Glenn
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Amazing little studio with the best view and location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time staying here. Place was well stocked for all our needs. From kitchen to beach everything you need was there. The view you and proximity to the beach you can't beat. Some fun snorkeling just footsteps away. If you want to just relax floating in the pool under the stars was a great option.

Also, tried the new restaurant being built (currently a food truck) and their food was amazing. All locally sourced ingredients with delicious combos.

Highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We try to make sure every need is met, and having the Magic Sands beach next door is such a bonus! Mahalo for choosing to stay with us!
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Very nice apartment with beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has an amazing ocean view and is clean. Thanks a lot for the stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing better than watching the sun set from the lanai! Please come back again sometime! Jan and Glenn
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Great Time in Kona

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Magic Sands. It was great to be within walking distance of the beach, to have a kitchen to cook in, and a beautiful lanai to sit and watch/listen to the ocean. The condo was well provisioned with a good blender, coffee grinder, and coffee maker, and pots/pans/dishes. Also, having boogie boards and snorkel gear available was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We try to have everything you could possibly need to have a great time! Including the great sunsets from the lanai! Mahalo!
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Great visit!

  • 4 of 5

I think the condo was well represented in the previous reviews. It was comfortable but not fancy and just what we were looking for. The overhead fan and AC unit were both a little loud but I brought my earplugs so all was well. The bed, though, was super comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the comfy bed! The A/C can be noisy, but there is a mode on it that is "quiet mode". Hope you found that button!!! Please come back again soon!
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As beautiful as the photos

  • 5 of 5

What you see is what you get: That beautiful surf view is real. I like that the bed is near the window and the crashing surf, so we could get the view even while lounging late in bed. We ate meals on the lanai and watched yellow and black tangs backlit in the waves. The view and sounds are mesmerizing.

I had a question on arrival and Jan responded within about two minutes.

If you want a true relaxation, the experience of the ocean without having to go anywhere, this is the place. I was there for a few days between busy work days. It was perfect to be able to sit on the lanai and have all the beauty of Hawaii immediately at hand.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed a break from work and got to take in all the wonder of the ocean from the lanai! It truly is a magical place! Mahalo for the praises! Come back again soon! Jan and Glenn
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Car: recommended

Located between a great snorkel beach on one side and a park on the other side


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Checkout cleaning fee $110
Refundable damage deposit $500

Extra cleaning fee of $30.00 on stays longer than one week.
Additional fee of $50.00 for late check outs or early check ins with prior approval from owner.
Standard Check in time is 3:00 pm, Check out time is 11:00 am.

Tax I.D. TA-202-115-2768-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.