Enjoy your stay in paradise in this oceanfront, fully equipped studio
condo. Watch for dolphins and whales, while seeing turtles and fish in the waves--all from the extra large front lana'i (porch). Sunsets over the ocean every evening end the day perfectly. This unit is located 4 miles south of Kailua-Kona, and sits between White Sands Beach and Pahoehoe Beach Park. So whether you enjoy boogie boarding, snorkeling, or watching hula on the grass it is all a short walk away. In addition, there is an oceanfront swimming pool and barbecue area for your enjoyment. The unit has cable TV and wireless internet. One queen size comfortable wall bed inside and a full size futon on the lana'i. A restaurant is on site and the bus stops right across the street. A laundry room is on the premise. Owners live 20 minutes away and are able to answer questions or help if needed. Happy travels!
No smoking, no pets, Quiet time 9:30pm to 8:00am
The location at Magic Sands couldn't be better, tucked between a public park on one side, and public beach on another. This one bed, one bath condo with a large lanai is a good place to relax to the sound of waves. Don't expect hotel like-luxury or vibrant conversation from the other residents, but with a slightly salt-water pool and BBQ area the place is tranquil and relaxing. Good ocean view of the lani, where you can see surfers, cruise ships and if lucky, a whale. While not the cheapest place on the Kona side, it offered privacy and functional kitchen to help you save $.
Only one word of warning - be prepared to be accosted by the owner for undocumented, imagined 'extra' charges for things like 'stains' on rugs or sheets. She won't provide photo documentation and will complain to AirBnB about unspecified damages with no proof. To AirBnB's credit, they immediately invalidated her baseless, unsubstantiated claim and we were not victimized by this unscrupulous owner. Hopefully everyone else will be as lucky. Take pictures of the place when you arrive and as you leave to proved you've left it as you found it. Some people aren't content to merely receive a fair price for their service ($998 per week), and believe they are entitled to income enhancement when they run a little short on their mortgage check. Enjoy the location, just beware of owner and stick to your guns if you leave the place as you found it.
This was a great base for exploring the Big Island. Diana replied back to me whenever I contacted her. Checking in and out was extremely easy. We had everything we needed in order to take care of ourselves such as plates and pots and pans. Diana even delivered another pan while we were staying there. I was able to make breakfast whenever I wanted. There's a Walmart and KTA Supermarket not too far to obtain supplies and restaurants are also close by. There were beach towels and chairs and an umbrella available as well. The lanai was perfect for enjoying a meal and watching the sun set. There's a beach next to the complex, but we didn't take advantage of that.
We had a short but wonderful trip to the Big Island, and we were lucky to find a place that was right on one of the few sandy beaches in the area. While it is not a luxury condo, it has all the cozy comforts of home, and the view from the lanai can't be beat! We slept with the sliding doors open the first night, and the ocean is so close, it was almost too loud!
The condo was clean and comfortable with a large lanai making for great whale watching. The building and grounds are not very attractive and it is on a busy street with no walking paths.
We stayed 4 nights at Diana's condo at Kona Magic sands. The location and the view are amazing, literally right on the ocean. There is a large balcony which gives the perfect spot to enjoy meals while watching the waves and sunsets.
The condo came equipped with towels and everything we needed for the stay and the common area has a pool and a few bbqs.
We hope to come back again another time. Thanks!
This place was great. RIGHT on the ocean, as described, with a beautiful sunset everyday. Very large, furnished lanai that effectively doubled the square footage. appreciated the boogie boards, swim towels and beach chairs available for our use! Small studio kitchen was thoughtfully stocked with all needed implements plus things like condiments, paper towels and coffee filters so no need to buy stock items for a short stay.
Common pool/barbeque area was always clean and inviting. A great beach vacation spot.
- Diana was a wonderful host. She provided flyers and many ideas of things to do for my children and I well before our trip. She was very kind to put up a small Christmas tree, so it would feel more like Christmas for my girls. We had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time on Christmas day with Diana and some of her family and friends. What a special treat for me and my girls, who just loved it.
- The condo was great. The girls and I loved the Lanai balcony, which has breath taking views and sounds. The girls spent three nights sleeping on the Lanai. It was quite a treat to hear the sounds of the crashing waves. I made a recording, so that I could hear it again.
- We would definitely recommend Diana's condo. Plus we hope we have the opportunity to stay their again.
We love living in Hawaii. Everyday we tell ourselves how lucky we are to live in paradise. Diana is a retired teacher and Jeff a retired hydrologist. We enjoy meeting people and love to travel.