10 reviews

1 / 13 Oceanfront breezes whisper while you dine



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 6790792

About the area

Kona Magic Sands is 4 miles south via Alii Drive along the waterfront from the lovely town of Kailua-Kona. If you go 3 miles further south, you are at Keauhou Shoppping Center for all the services, shops, and amenities you will want~~even a Saturday Farmer's Market and Hula Demonstration! The Big Island boasts the clearest water and finest snorkeling sites of all the Hawaiian Islands: The dry west side of the Island has no less than 20 of the best snorkeling areas in the Islands. Excellent swimming and snorkeling at the gorgeous, Magic Sands Beach next door, or Kahalu'u Beach Park~~two minutes away. If you prefer to stay active yet keep your feet dry, try hiking and sightseeing awe-inspiring Volcanoes National Park, at a two-and-a-half hours, shoreline drive away. The Big Island has all that your ideal vacation location could possibly offer...and more!

Getting around

Island bus stops hourly in front of the condo. A rental car is recommended, for exploring the island. Taxi service is available, though usually expensive. Rental bikes and scooters are located nearby, just four miles away in the village of Kona.

Getting here

We are located 4 miles south of the village of Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rental cars are conveniently located at the Kona International Airport, 8 miles north. Specific directions and location details will be available to each Guest upon booking.

Interaction with guest

Our local manager is typically available to welcome you and answer any questions, if arrival time allows. Condo has a secure, electronic access entry door with a unique code for each Guest. We value your privacy, if desired, or can offer great recommendations for dining, activities, or entertainment. Our Guests are our most important consideration. We treat them as trusted friends, so many of our Guests come back year after year with their families. We provide: 100% Kona coffee for your first morning brew.


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $400.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed


  • Grill
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 1 Full bath

Reviews (10)

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10 reviews

“The rhythm of the tide calmed our souls”

Reviewed 28 Feb 2018

This condo is truly on the ocean. The surf drowns out any other sound and sings you to sleep. There is something magical about that! We ate in almost exclusively and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare lovely meals. I mean, what restaurant gives you that view where you can dine in your pajamas?! Nice that previous travelers left beach chairs and mats so we didn't have to purchase them. We absolutely loved this place and will be back!!

Owner's reply: We are so grateful to share our oceanfront condo home with our AMAZING guests. Our amenities are provided for Guests to feel welcome to their tropical home-away-from-home. Please feel more than welcome to come again soon! Mahalo

“Great Area and Quiet neighborhood”

Reviewed 13 Mar 2017

This is a beautiful spot to stay at. We watched the sunset from the lanai and the white sands beach across the street. This is a nice and quiet location. The condo was perfect and had everything we needed. To be able to listen to the waves crash in the living room is priceless. The downtown area is less than three miles away and has everything you need. I would definitely recommend staying here. If we get the chance next year I will definitely do it again. Thanks again Kathie!!

Owner's reply: Mahalo, and please feel free to come again~

“magical stay at magic sands”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2016

This condo was perfect for our first exposure to the big island. The condo was airy and well laid out. Everything we could want was there from boogie boards to fins/snorkels, to beach bags, chairs, umbrella and sun hats! We loved the big fridge with built in water and ice. Some coffee filters would have been helpful but we brewed coffee ok with paper towels. The view and surf sounds were spectacular. The condo was very hot but cooled down with all the ceiling fans and doors open. The location was central to the Kona area and south island. The white beach beside was our favorite in Hawaii with fantastic boogie boarding, amazing snorkelling and a resident sea turtle that did laps in the shallow water each day. It was a magical stay. Thank you Jan and Dick!!!

Owner's reply: Aloha, Astrid and Syd! We are so happy that you appreciate the amazing location and amenities of our condo. Our local manager would have been very happy to drop by anything that was missing (like coffee filters...to go with the organic, Kona coffee that we offer)...she's a gem to have on my team of Kona workers. When White Sands Beach and sea turtle beckons you, we'll welcome you again. Mahalo, Jan and Dick

“Magic Sands Condo”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2016

The Condo was located on the beach, and the view was spectacular. It was so relaxing hearing the ocean. It had everything you needed for a nice stay. We would put the beach chairs in trunk and explore beaches on the Kona coast. The beach right next to the property is very nice, the snorkeling was great. It was fun to watch the surfers.

Owner's reply: Aloha, Carol, Thank you for your enthusiastic review! It is amazing to hear that our efforts to accommodate the needs of our Guests is appreciated: The location can't be improved upon. Please return again, we will welcome you wholeheartedly.

“What a fantastic place!”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2016

We just got back from our stay in this condo in late February 2016. We couldn't be happier with this property! Room: The room was great! It has everything that you could need for a comfortable stay. The bed was comfy, the furniture was nice, and the kitchen was well apportioned with place settings, pots and pans, fridge, apartment-sized stove,fridge, and microwave. One of the most pleasant surprises was that it truly was an " all that you need to bring is a swimsuit" place. Towels (beach and shower), chairs, boogie boards and even tote bags for groceries (no plastic bags on the island) or a day at the beach were all provided. It is a studio but it's pretty well laid out and was plenty of space for the two of us. One thing to note, that I loved, is that being so close to the water is really loud. I think that it was great, and also provided the benefit of being able to leave the absolutely amazing floor-to-ceiling window wide open, or open with the screens and not being able to hear a peep from the units next door, or (almost always) any traffic from the street. Property: The staff member who we ran into recognized us as new and greeted us warmly. She was able to give us a heads up on the suitability of the beach next door for swimming (it depends on the roughness of the water) and pointed out some highlights of the area. There is a pool on site that my wife swam in that she enjoyed. The condo is well placed with a fun beach on the one side and an adorable park on the other witch often hosted picnics, yoga and tai chi classes, and was a lovely place just to walk through. Location: The location was really quite great. The island of Hawaii requires a car regardless so, while there were not grocery stores within walking distance, it really wasn't an issue. Where this place shined in terms of location was in the fact that it is right (and I do mean right!) on the ocean, and was close enough to the tourist area of Kailua-Kona without being right in the middle of the bustle, noise, and traffic of the strip. Downtown (such as it is) and shopping areas were a quick 5 minute drive, but the area was nice enough that heading out for a morning run or evening stroll were really pleasant! All told, this property is excellent. I would recommend it highly!

Owner's reply: Aloha Gerrit, Thank you for your fantastic and very complete review. It is most appreciated by our future Guests...and we as owners, as well. Our intent in offering our condos for short stays is that our Guests feel they have a home-away-from-home in tropical Hawaii. We're so glad that you are in agreement! We welcome you most definitely to come again. Mahalo, Jan and Dick


Reviewed 25 Jan 2016

Wonderful place, clean and convenient location. Will defiantly be staying here again. Right on the ocean, breath taking sunsets and homey feel. This was our 6 th trip and by far, this was the best place we have stayed.

Owner's reply: Mahalo for your very big thumbs up, Darcia. Please feel very welcome to come back soon to Kona Magic Sands #213! Aloha, Jan and Dick Dodge

“Didn't want to leave”

Reviewed 28 Nov 2015

an honest review of the krona amazing property. The apt is a studio, which you should expect, but it is everything you can hope for. If you want mega hotel don't stay here but if you want a Hawaii experience then this is the place. The unit is clean and has what you need; although it does get warm in the afternoon. but that's when you walk out your door and head to white sands beach ( literally at the end of the small parking lot) and jump in the water. After you are done snorkeling or body surfing you settle in to a beach chair and watch the sun set and wonder how anything could be so beautiful. Great people watching and you may end up meeting other travelers which we did. Now the practical! The owner, Jan Dodge is completely helpful. The property manager Georgia and her husband Wayne are awesome! You feel like you met a new friend when you meet Wayne. He is so knowledgeable and gives great recommendations. The place is tidy with everything you need, although I will say again it can get warm in the unit. The pool area is wonderful and jumping in the salt water pool is refreshing and a perfect way to end an afternoon. Other helpful info: we went to Walmart and bought beach towels ; the unit has beach chairs. Don't bring anything but shorts and tee shirts! Check out Huggos and the band Full Circle. Don't be surprised that men don't wear shirts...and I can't say that is always a good thing! (although most of the time you won't complain) We had the best time and I wish I was back in the magic sands apartment living the Hawaii life. Aloha.

Owner's reply: Aloha Jayme, and thank you for your honest review! We are so happy that you found everything that you needed in our studio condo, as we try to make it as comfortable as your tropical home-away-from-home. Please feel more than welcome to come again~and soon!! Mahalo, Jan and Dick Dodge

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