Kona Magic Sands

Rates: $207 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: XK (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.10 (from 29 reviews)
THE CLOSEST STUDIO UNIT to MAGIC SANDS BEACH! This unit is a Magical Tiki Ocean Front Paradise, and you can't get any closer than this Big Island Getaway. Watch the Tangs roll in the waves and see the boogie boarders and surfers at the beach. You can even snorkel right outside the seawall in front of your room! Your own personal bicycles are provided too! All the gear that you need is in room available for your Big Island adventure.

Your ground floor studio unit has a full kitchen, bathroom with shower, KING size bed, Queen size fold out couch and dining area! If you feel like eating out, the beautiful and delicious Magics Restaurant is right next door!! With the beach, restaurant, and smoothie bar, you don't have to leave for anything. It's the Big Island! So great to explore the best part of Kailua Kona. If you want to venture out and see Volcano, Hilo, Green Sands, South Point etc. there is a free parking spot right in front of your unit.

So what are you waiting for? Book the closest studio unit to Magic Sands Beach and after your days of soaking it all in you can let the ocean sing you to sleep.


Brand new pool and decking! Registration Number: GE-017-499-5968-01, TA-017-499-5968-01

Kona Magic Sands Reviews

margie w.
November 2023
Bering dirty tv complex hard to get in unit needs upgrading

Michelle B.
July 2023
Any garden level in Hawaii will have issues with bugs and this was no exception. Great location and accurate listing, only the kitchen could use a good scour and some ant prevention. We were not able to fully utilize the kitchen because tiny ants got to our cereal as soon as we opened it. We had to clean out other people's open food that was left behind and attracting ants. There was a moldy pineapple in the fridge. Manager should have tenants dump their food before the next stay. We had to eat out because we couldn't keep anything outside the fridge and had to clean the kitchen of ants. Otherwise, beautiful location steps from the beach, great salt water pool!

Yulia B.
June 2023
Could not get in for the first night by following instructions for lock pad, and owner did not cooperate. Oner did not turn my AC unit on till 5 days into my stay, even when I emailed her a few times complaining that AC is not working. The location is great, right on the beach next to wonderful restaurant. Yulia Bronipolskaya

Ashley W.
April 2023
The location was excellent right by Magic Sands (keep in mind that during certain times of the year there is no beach at Magics - usually winter and early spring) but we loved easy access to the beach, boogie boarding, snorkeling, the pool, restaurant and coffee shack! The room would be on the small side for more than two people. It was great having all the beach/snorkel gear we needed. The host was very kind and responsive!

Stephanie R.
April 2023
When we arrived on a Tuesday afternoon in March, the first thing we noticed was rodent droppings on the kitchen counters and floor throughout the condo. Over the next hour, we found more droppings in the shower and on the toilet seat. We then discovered the rodent, a RAT, in the toilet, still alive! Within minutes we reached out to the owner about the rat in the toilet and did not receive an immediate response. We contacted the building manager and she also tried to contact the owner with no response. The condo was completely uninhabitable and we quickly had to make other lodging arrangements. The owner did not respond to the situation for 13 hours! At that point we were not going back. We are still in the process of trying to secure a refund and filed a claim with VRBO documenting our experience with pictures and complete transparency of the communication between us and the owner. If you can look past the rodent, be prepared the condo is not accurately represented in the posting. The furniture, décor, and kitchen are not as well kept as the pictures show. The bed linens were torn, with the bed skirt barely hanging on at the corners. The condo and furniture need repair and updating. The owner will respond that we have been difficult, evasive, and uncooperative. In fact, we have been clear, direct, and never personally attacking her character as she did with us.

James I.
March 2023
My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Kona Magic Sands. The beach was steps away from our unit, with beautiful soft sand and awesome boogie boarding waves as well as great snorkeling. The pool and courtyard was an awesome place to sit and enjoy the sun and have a nice swim if the beach was too busy or the waves got too big. The room was not too big and not too small and had lots of toys for the guests to use. Thanks to Susan for the helpful travel tips and the hassle free check-in and check-out. Hope to see you again soon!

Devyn W.
February 2023
My husband, my 2 kids (ages 4 and 2) and I really loved this condo. We didn’t get to the condo until after 10pm and even in the dark we had an easy time finding it and getting into our unit. We really liked the decor, it felt homey and had a cute Hawaiian bungalow vibe. The condo had everything we needed. Space for all 4 of us to sleep and lots of kitchen essentials that made cooking meals easy. Though it’s small, we had plenty of space for our family. There is a full dining table and living room area. We loved the giant windows and doors facing the ocean, we watched the sunset and took naps listening to the ocean every day. We were so grateful for all of the extras in the unit. There was snorkeling equipment, bikes, floaties, boogie boards, chairs and coolers which made our beach trips so much fun. We also really enjoyed the pool just a few steps away. The building has a grill and a snack shack connected that serves coffee. It made this unit even more convenient. The pool area is fenced in with a lawn that was great for our kids to play in. It truly is magical with the ocean right outside your door, a beautiful beach steps away with amazing waves and a sunset view right out your back door. Mahalo Susan! 🌺🌞 We will definitely recommend this unit to our family and friends.

Paul E.
February 2023
Property was as described! Lots of little extras which was greatly appreciated! Would definitely stay there again.

Steve H.
February 2023
Loved this place and would be back again. Little mix up on check in but Susan was responsive and made it right. Can’t beat the price for oceanfront condo. If you hate the sound of the ocean crashing all night long you may not like.

Anne G.
February 2023
Cozy studio (about the size of a hotel room) with a kitchenette, in an older building right next to the water with a neat waterfront/beachfront restaurant attached. We loved falling asleep with the patio door open and hearing the ocean all night. We saw dolphins and humpbacks off the shore during the day. The pool was too cold for us to swim during our trip, but there were lots of residents and guests enjoying the pool area. Super convenient to be next to Magic Sands beach with some sandy seating areas and rocky shoreline. It was very fun watching people body surf and snorkel. It’s very popular and there was a ton of people on the beach and at the restaurants every day. We spent a lot of time going downtown and sightseeing. It was great to having parking spot, but we quickly learned driving downtown was slow going - was better to Uber and avoid the parking mess. A trip downtown was about $10-15 each way. Shopping/grocery was about 20-25 minutes away, so suggest buying basic supplies (K-Cups, creamer, food, bottled water, etc.) on your way in. Host was communicative and made sure we had all access info and checkout list for the unit.

John G.
January 2023

Christina B.
December 2022
We arrived late due to flight delays and were so grateful to have a luxury King bed and even emergency breakfast items for the morning. When the sun rose and we saw that the ocean was just a football toss away, it took pur breath away. This place is the closest of any unit to the pool, grill, patio, and sunset pictures standing at the little nook over the ocean by the pool. All the communication prior to our trip was personable and helpful for planning. The adorable condo has special touches, such as an accent walll with stenciled palm fronds, wood lights with dimmers, tiki framed window/screen, and all the beach toys we could need.

Michelle S.
December 2022
I was booked to stay at this property from 11/24/22 until 11/27/22. When we arrived and got to the entrance of the apartment, we attempted to use the code that was given to us multiple times and could not unlock the door. Then property was dark and while we were making our continued tries there was a frightening physical fight happening next door at Magic Sands beach. We did not feel safe at all. We then called and messaged the owner on the VRBO site and there was no reponse for an hour. We reached VRBO customer service and after also attempting to reach the owner, VRBO stated that they would reimburse us for a stay at a local hotel. I took us at least an hour to find a hotel, finally we did. Horrible stressful way to start our vacation. We never were able to get into the property and had to stay at an expensive hotel for three nights. The owner did reimburse us for our stay a few days later, with a short "Sorry" message. No explantation.

Michelle L.
September 2022
We enjoyed the location, beautiful view, easy keyless access to the beach, accessible parking, and jungle shower after the beach. We were able to see dolphins on our last day from the condo and sea turtles while snorkeling nearby. Unfortunately, we didn't fully enjoy our time here. In our excitement in booking this place we missed the bits that you pay for a cleaning fee, but you still need to clean up when you leave (pull the linens, sweep, take out trash, wipe tables). We booked the vrbo for the bikes and beach gear, but we didn't really enjoy all the fun stuff because we didn't want to spend time cleaning them on our last day. We thought we could manage with the AC being off until 9pm, but it would be nice to have bigger fans during the day. We wanted to love the place, but some other nuances such as no body soap when we arrived and bedside lights stopped working the 1st night by the bed, just made it a little more cumbersome. Doing chores was definitely not on the agenda for a Hawaiian vacation.

Therese H.
August 2022
The condo was in a perfect location. They only had one beach chair and the beach towels should be updated. Overall a nice property!

Carrie H.
August 2022
Great location and cute place to stay.

Emily K.
August 2022
This is a great little spot. Wonderful views, and ocean sounds. Comfortable bed. Convenient location for a variety of experiences and activities on the Western/Kona side of the Big Island.

Dana N.
June 2022
Great experience! The location is wonderful, it is very clean, and the bed is comfortable. The restaurant next door is delicious and closes early, so noise is not a concern. Watching the boogie boarders is really fun! AC is scheduled from 9pm-6am, in case that is important to you - we were fine with doors open until those hours!

Anett Silke L.
May 2022
We went on trips every day. We went to Mainau Kea, black sand beach, volcano park, manta ray night snorkeling and so on. We particularly liked the good equipment and the very good bed in your apartment. We felt comfortable and slept very well.

Karl H.
March 2022
Property was ok at best. Listed as A/C in unit. Problem was A/C was on timer and only ran from 9pm till 5am. In January that is not the time needed. 4-5 pm with Sun beating in unit was quite warm. Most of the storage in the unit was locked and we had to use our luggage for clothing storage while there. Although we knew the unit had no dishwasher there wasn’t even a rack to put the dishes on after washing. Wouldn’t rent this unit again.

Sara A.
February 2022
Beautiful and convenient location with very nice beaches on either side. My kids loved the ocean side pool. Was a good size for me and my three kids.

Yasmina p.
October 2021
Enjoyed our stay at Magic Sands. Susan is very responsive and had helpful suggestions for activities during our stay.

Chris L.
August 2021
Property owner did not disclose that the water heater and air conditioner did not work. For our 8 day stay we had to take cold showers every day and had no air conditioning. The property owner threatened to call the police if we did not leave early (9:30am) on our last day instead of at regular check out time (11am) so that she could have a plumber fix the water heater. The property owner also remotely locked us out of our condo by changing the key code. Kona is a beautiful place, we just had a miserable experience with the property owner. My children are very upset about the situation.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.