Kona Magic Sands, Big Island

Kona Magic Sands is a beachfront condominium resort in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, located next to Magic Sands Beach Park and a peaceful park. The resort offers a variety of amenities, including an oceanfront pool, two BBQ grills, a coin-operated laundry room, and free assigned parking for one car. The on-site restaurant, Magics Beach Grill, provides a convenient dining option for guests. The resort is within 2-3 miles of downtown Kailua-Kona, offering easy access to shops and restaurants.

The well-maintained grounds and common areas of Kona Magic Sands provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for vacationers. The resort is conveniently located near the Kona Trolley shuttle and ebike station, offering easy transportation to nearby attractions. With its oceanfront location, proximity to white sand beaches, and a range of amenities, Kona Magic Sands is an ideal choice for vacationers seeking a comfortable and convenient stay in Hawaii.

As of February 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kona Magic Sands is $263. (Prices vary depending on the specifc unit, and season. Visit the rentals page to see unit rates. Holiday rates are often much higher and the averages don't include the booking and cleaning fees that rentals charge, or Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax).

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Guest Reviews Summary

The following summary is based on an impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units vary considerably.

The Kona Magic Sands condo resort on Big Island receives generally positive reviews from guests, with many highlighting its beautiful location, proximity to Magic Sands beach, and the stunning ocean views as major highlights. Guests appreciate the clean grounds, great pool, and the convenience of having a restaurant attached to the resort. The sound of the ocean waves is mentioned frequently, with most finding it very soothing, though a few note it can be loud at times. The resort's location is also praised for being a nice base for exploring the west side of the island and for its amazing sunsets and delightful mornings.

However, there are some points of improvement noted by guests. Cleanliness issues in some units, problems with property management responsiveness, and minor maintenance issues like outdated amenities and the need for appearance improvements are mentioned. Despite these drawbacks, many guests express a desire to return, citing the location, views, and overall experience as reasons for their satisfaction. The provision of beach and snorkeling equipment by some units is also a well-appreciated feature. A few guests experienced issues with pests like roaches and ants, and there were occasional complaints about noise from nearby roads and the lack of air conditioning in some units. Overall, guests seem to enjoy their stays at Kona Magic Sands, especially valuing its oceanfront location and the amenities provided. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 395 guest reviews.

Kona Magic Sands Reviews


Terrific place. Highly recommend!
Mark Z.
November 2023

Fantastic place to stay, sliding doors open over the ocean, great view of the sunset every night. Well stocked kitchen to whip up breakfast and lounge around watching the sun light up the sea. Hardly a walk to magic sands beach, and the restaurant downstairs is great for dinner or a beachfront night-cap.
Skyler P.
November 2023

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

Great location! Close to Kona. We loved the beach right beside the condo and the Magic Grill restaurant was convenient. The condo was clean and ocean view was amazing. Easy check in and check out process. I loved that they provided beach chairs. We didn't cook but it seemed like they had all of the basics. Would highly recommend and would stay here again in the future.
Selina F.
November 2023

We had a wonderful time at this place! My friend and I stayed here and the location is amazing… right on the ocean and next door to a bar/restaurant.
Lisa P.
November 2023

Best kept secret on Kona coast is no more! Condo had everything we needed for our stay! Great to have the beach chairs, umbrellas and coolers to use. We really appreciated the AC on a few very humid days we had. Nice location on island for traveling north, south or east to Hilo! Thanks for a wonderful experience!
Dale & Monica C.
October 2023

Beautiful location, beautiful sandy beach access, great restaurant attached, great pool, clean grounds. Other than a minor "lock" issue initially, as well as the medicine cabinet rusting away, we loved staying there and would return. Would have loved to have the pretty white bedspread on the bed (like the photos listed) instead of the homely, older blue bedspread when we arrived.
Stacie H.
October 2023

The view is fantastic but here's some point of improvement : - the place was dirty, like the floor wasn't mop at all, bathroom not clean, lot of dust (top of the fridge) and ustensiles not cleaned either - I had a bug with the app Abritel, couldn't reach the host for a question, so I contact the service which give them my phone number and mail par email and tell her to contact me, but no sign. I, fortunately, could figured it out by myself. And also, the sound of the ocean is very very loud, it's not specially a con but I didn't saw it on the comment before. Thanks however, view and location are really great
Margaux D.
October 2023

We had a wonderful stay. The location is perfect and the waves crashing feet away from the property made it even better. We loved having Magic Sands beach right there to enjoy. While we were there they had some pretty big surf so the crashing waves were bit loud at night but that earplugs didn’t fix. The only issue we had was the unit wasn’t cleaned when we arrived at 7:30 pm. We called the management company and they were fantastic! They had someone there within minutes and she took care of everything while we stepped out to get a bite to eat. She even dropped off more supplies the next day. The condo was well stocked with everything we needed including items for a day at the beach. We will be back!
Karen S.
October 2023

We enjoyed the location and great room. View was unbelievable
Shelby H.
October 2023

Great location and condo
Lynn L.
October 2023

Studio opens onto balcony. Watch waves crash and yellow fish feed amongst the lava rocks. Hear body surfers in the distance catching awesome waves at Magic Sands beach. Clean, new decor, love the bedding, responsive management. A delightful getaway.
Jan W.
October 2023

Nice base of operations for exploring all of the west side of the island. And then returning for amazing sunsets and delightful mornings.
Chris M.
October 2023

We had a wonderful stay at Ocean Front Paradise. The property is exactly as advertised. We would definitely stay here again! Thank you!
David S.
October 2023

Place is right next to Magic Sands beach. Made for super easy access with a toddler to go to the beach, go to the pool, nap times, etc. We stayed at the end of September and had the windows open to keep the place cool. It is a quick ride to several restaurants. Overall great place.
Steven M.
October 2023

There was good and bad about our stay. The unit was clean and outfitted with what we needed including a full closet of beach toys. It was right on the water with wonderful views of the sunset. A very nice beach was next door. Therre is a nice restaurant in the building with good food and excellent service. Alice was easily available via text and quickly resolved the few issues we had upon check in. The bad news was that the unit was more like a studio apartment rather than a one bedroom. The building and unit are older and need updated. Just for information, there was no deck to sit on and watch the sunset. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay there again if we visit Kona.
Harry T.
October 2023

The property and placement was amazing, it’s was right next to the beach and just far enough away from the business of the town that you could relax and enjoy. Thank you!
Shannon B.
October 2023

We had a great stay. The unit was clean and had an amply stocked kitchen. In addition there are various items for the beach and snorkeling that you can use too. The unit is steps away from the beach which is great for snorkeling and boogie boarding. Ali’i Drive is very close to the building and at times it can be a bit loud when folks are blasting music from their cars, but it only seemed to happen during the day. If you love the thunderous melody of waves crashing, this is the place for you.
Rachel C.
October 2023

We were so happy during our time here. The lanai was the star of the show - we could watch fish, snorkelers, and the beautiful sunset. One morning we even saw dolphins! The property had everything we needed to get our beach mode on. We loved the convenient location and being able to run next door for a snack when we didn’t feel like cooking.
Leslie F.
October 2023

This is a beautiful place. The pictures undersell the property. The view is unbelievable and you can really see yellow tangs in the water from your room. The beach is right next to property and it was a fun beach with snorkeling. The room was clean and well stocked. There were a lot of beach toys also. Great place!
Craig M.
October 2023

Gave it a 4 because of the mattress and the overall need for some appearance improvement. Location is fabulous Don't freak out too much when you pull into the parking lot and think OMG it is an old motel from the 50s. While it is definitely not the Ritz, it is clean and the ocean is right out your sliding doors. Shame you can't walk out your room right to it. Great beach right next door. Well furnished kitchen for cooking considering the other rentals I've stayed out. Even a rice cooker and coffee grinder was there. Pool was clean and just big enough. Outdoor grills a bit past their prime but I did get one to function. The bad - the mattress sucks big time and for a guy with a bad back it was brutal sleeping on it for 6 nights. Would I stay here again? Could be, but I'd look at other properties first.
Neil B.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great
Oleksandr M.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: My Finance really enjoyed our time there, which made my time Great. Seriously, the condo had great views, we saw the "Green Flash" ! The restaurant on the property was really nice, great views, very good food. The condo was easily accessible. Main thing besides view, very clean. I will probably make a return visit.
stephen p.
October 2023

We enjoyed our time at the Magic Sands. The condo was as advertised. The Magic's restaurant is amazing. The only drawback was after the first few days we could not get a response from the property management.
Marilee F.
October 2023

THe view! It's all about the view!
Prajna P.
October 2023

Loved our stay at this unit. Literally right on the oceanfront. Open your patio door and you hear the surf. The unit has been remodeled and kept updated. Had most everything we needed, including beach chairs & beach umbrella and some snacks on arrival. Did not realize that the washer and dryer was not inside the condo, but instead a shared laundry facility downstairs and sorta secluded after dark. That is the only real negative. It is a noisy area during the day, but not a problem since I weighed the proximity to the oceanfront and sunset view over the noise level.
Sarah W.
October 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was somewhat unhelpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. I was very unhappy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Huge problem with roaches that were reported numerous times and nothing was done. The unit was dated and had lots of unusable cooking supplies bc no lids were available.
Richard W.
October 2023

Great Experience
alex
October 2023

Perfect location, very clean and nice place. Many thumbs up.
Amy I.
October 2023

The location is very good. Next to the Magic sand beach. However, amenities of the property are old and not clean. I hope that owner would take care amenities such as kitchin. There were many out dated seasonings and oils in the kitchin. I think that owner should throw them away before next customers.
Haruki M.
September 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Awesome
A guest from California, CA
September 2023

This place has lovely views of the ocean, a great location and good cooling systems. With fans everywhere ac units and 3 sliding glass doors. Overall would recommend. It did however have some issues. 1. The listing talks about bugs, what it doesn’t say is that there are 2 floor to ceiling gaps in the wall to the outside you can fit a finger through. So expect bugs, since nothing is keeping them out. We found a large dead cockroach in the space when we checked in. 2. If you have kids note that there are roach traps all over, and tools and traps in unlocked cabinets in the space. 3. There was a curtain that was stuck down, the exterior screen door handle fell off when you pulled it, potentially trapping you in, one section of glass was broken in place and could be picked up (sharp). nothing awful but want to call it out 4. The management company’s phone number was wrong in all the emails I got. Thankfully it was the in the building. Overall though the views make it all worthwhile
Anthony F.
September 2023

Great location on the beach! Beautiful!
Sarah G.
September 2023

This property gets five stars for me because of location. You are literally 30 seconds to the beach or 30 seconds to the pool. The magic Sands Beach was stunning and very easily accessible. The unit we stayed in and itself was OK. The kitchen was stocked adequately with dishes, And the room was decent size. The room was a bit outdated, and we noticed it primarily with the sitting chairs at the table. They were wobbly and ready to fall apart. However, we did not spend much time sitting in the room so that made it OK. The floors were cleaned with a very slick polish , so you must ensure careful steps. We did find sand on the pull out bed, but that could have been from the covers themselves. The sheets were clean. There was a slight odor in the room upon arrival, but dissipated once we opened the sliding glass doors. The pictures made it seem as if there was a small balcony, but there literally is no balcony at all, just an iron bar that you can lean on. The pool area seemed as if there might be ocean access, but there is a Rockwall that sits up fairly high that blocks any view of the ocean. The pool, however, was fantastic! Good size, adequate seating, and a perfect temperature. The restaurant attached to the end of the property was amazing. The view cannot be beat. The prices were reasonable and the convenience was spot on. We ate there three times in two days. There was no reason to leave the area. Overall, I would recommend staying here, but maybe adjust your expectation
Tava R.
September 2023

Beautiful views. Lanai is perfect for watching fish in the waves, sunsets and eating papaya & banana bread for breakfast. Clean very well equipped unit.

September 2023

Had everything we needed for our stay. Loved all the beach equipment provided. It was easy to pack up and walk over to Magic Sands Beach or load in the car for wherever we went. The sunsets were spectacular! We got some great pictures.
Jaclyn N.
September 2023

The property overlooks the beach - I will miss the waves crashing. It was also very functional as a base for day trips around the island. The beach is pretty but can be rough. The pool is a huge advantage when the beach is not so user friendly. The restaurant By the beach was great too. Everything at your fingertips if you wanted it. I loved how the owners had made the property feel like a holiday home. A bonus having the beach chairs and cooler bags. Would thoroughly recommend.
Sherry O.
September 2023

great location, great property, we have stayed in different units 2x previously. This unit was Not up to luxurious description.
Darrell P.
September 2023

It was a joy to realize that we stayed here once before in November of 2022, and it was verified by looking at the guest book in the room and finding our comments made on our first visit. Again we enjoyed listening to the waves and being so close to the ocean! We also noticed the remodel improvements made to the unit. Thank you Bryan for letting us enjoy this once again! Mahalo nui loa, Mr. and Mrs. Don Keith (kamaaina's)
Matilda K.
September 2023

This place was wonderful. We (2 families, each 2 adults and 2 kids) had a great and relaxing time. The layout of the house was a perfect fit for our families with more than enough sleeping options for all of us and bathroom access from each bedroom. The place was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was fully equipped and we also enjoyed the BBQ area outside. The neighbourhood is quiet an peaceful. It’s an easy walk to Magic Sand beach. We all loved the magnificent pool and also the hot tub. Plenty of towels were stocked and snorkelling equipment and buggy boards were provided to use. There is no air conditioning in the house what didn’t bother us. Overall, we definitely enjoyed our stay and we’d come back someday.
Martin Z.
September 2023

Great property. Right on the rocky beach. You hear the waves crashing all day and night. Great location relative to island attractions
Curtis R.
September 2023

The condo was perfect for the two of us. It was clean and stocked with everything needed for the beach. The view of the ocean and sunsets right out of the back door, were amazing. Being right next door to Magic Sands Beach was super convenient and made for stress free beach days.
Drew S.
September 2023

Enjoyed our stay at this condo! It truly is right off the ocean with a great view, close to amenities. Enjoyed the free and reserved parking. Great communication from the host and were even able to CheckIn early. Loved our stay!
Hannah K.
September 2023

I tried to find one thing I could offer some constructive criticism on for this stay but there’s none. Everything is exactly as listed, the condo was spotless, the location is ideal, there was not one single thing we needed that wasn’t right there in a drawer or cupboard. Literally everything like ziplock bags, aloe spray, coffee filters and bandaids. The restaurant downstairs has a great menu and the bartenders are experts. There’s also a beach shack in the front of the restaurant that’s open during the day for refreshments, coffee and light snacks. On the other side of the condo is a beach park with picnic tables, benches, grills, and it’s completely shaded with large trees. We would prepare our lunch in the condo and just bring it down on the plates and eat at the park at the picnic tables watching the waves crash against the wall- then just bring our plates and silverware back upstairs to wash, it was amazing! On about day 3 we found an app called “GuideAlong” and for about $18 we downloaded the big island guided tour. It was fantastic, we just hopped in the car, got to one of the the talking points on the map and we followed it around the whole island. The next day we did the volcanos portion of the tour which was so incredibly helpful. Make sure to bring the cooler and ice packs because there are so many great stops and little roadside stands along the way. We would 100% stay here again, thanks again for sharing your remarkable space with us!
Marcy H.
August 2023

We loved our stay. The studio was just right for 2 of us. Had breakfast on the lanai almost everyday and watched the yellow tangs we could see in the waves from the second floor! Great base for exploring the island. We especially liked the snorkeling at Kahalu’u Bay just a short drive away.
lee T.
August 2023

The exterior glass walls gave us a magnificent view of the ocean as well as the beautiful park to the north! The mirrors made it seem even larger with ocean views in every direction! The property was well stocked with everything imaginable for our extended stay. Hope to stay there again some day.
David L.
August 2023

We found the accomodations terrific, the children came downstairs every morning in their bathing suits looking for someone to watch them in the pool, and they finished every evening there too. We loved all the artwork. What a collection. The location was so close to the beaches and snorkeling. Our hostess was delightful. Thank you for sharing your home with us. The Clarks and Rsskulineczs
Sandy C.
August 2023

Loved the location. Everything we needed was here in the in condo. Loved being so close to the Ocean. We had a dream Vacation. Only ate out once on the Dinner Cruise.
Tony L.
August 2023

Place was perfect for my family! Had everything we needed! The beach next door my son thoroughly enjoyed!
Tawnya C.
August 2023

Great location!!! We saw a dolphin swim right passed our view and the sunset was stunning. The hosts were easy to communicate with; quick to respond.
Christina L.
August 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The building is older and the floor slopes where it seems they made the lanai into a bed nook. Perfect sunsets and rainbows, crashing waves. There's a snorkeling beach next door and better one a couple of miles away. Very fully furnished kitchen. TKA Grocery store nearby with very fresh poke and produce. Snorkel gear, beach chair and umbrella were very useful. Would definitely stay here again.
Bruce A.
August 2023

We arrived and had 3rd floor room- best for views. But someone is going to have to lug the luggage up those stairs- so bring some muscles. Clean room and beautiful ocean views. Bathroom is small and windows lead out to walkway (which all can hear). Also ran out of hot water on a few occasions. Otherwise it was a real paradise and close to many walking adventures and next to a very public beach. Gorgeous place and views!
Erin Z.
August 2023

This property was perfect for our needs. The view from the room is breathtaking. It’s right next to the beach and a restaurant. The room has all that you need for a day at the beach including chairs, umbrella, bodyboards, and snorkeling equipment. The bed is super comfortable as well.
Nicole U.
August 2023

We would stay again!
Sharon D.
August 2023

The location is good and with good view. But the condo is old. There are dirty dishes in the dishwasher when we got in the condo. There is only one blind in the kitchen and living area which facing the park lot. Feel lack of privacy. Two homelessness guys stayed in the corridor beside our front door for one night. The property is not well managed.
Juan
August 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Location perfect my son caught fish from the parking lot and made ceviche every day.
Diana H.
August 2023

Well maintained, beautiful, right next to the beach.
beth w.
July 2023

The property exceeded my expectations! The problem is that you will never want to leave the lanai, we spent hours every morning and afternoon just watching the beautiful ocean. The water is so clear you can see mantas, reef fish, turtles and dolphins right from the lanai, no need for a mask and snorkel! The beach and a great restaurant is right next door. The condo is well equipped and one of the first condo's I've ever rented with A/C. Make this property your choice for your stay on the Big Island.
Tani C.
July 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Lovely relaxing place - near to outdoor activities. All the facilities and equipment for self catering. Spacious for a couple - and the two fans were more than adequate for those hot nights. Nice and relaxing breeze from the sea. Enjoyed seeing the tropical fish and turtles in very nearby sea. Property management team extremely responsive and friendly. One little suggestion is an update of bed and bedding.
Catherine T.
July 2023

Wish we had more time to take advantage of the great location of this rental. It is busy near the condo because of the beach but can’t beat the close proximity to a beach and oceanfront restaurant. Would recommend this place to anyone for the price, especially since it’s oceanfront
Brandyn R.
July 2023

Beautiful location right on the ocean and next to a popular beach that's wonderful for kids. The property was comfortable and clean the the condo was well-stocked with everything we needed. Would stay again!
Katherine R.
July 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The location was good and the condo was nice except we got very little sleep because you can hear the waves crashing 24/7. Other units have sound proof sliding doors so you can't hear the waves breaking on the rocks.
Donna A.
July 2023

The property is right next to a small sandy beach which is nice. In the condo with all the doors closed you can hear the waves crashing so it was hard to sleep for a light sleeper.
Donna
July 2023

A little removed from downtown Kona, this place is great. Right on the water so you fall asleep to the sound of waves, near a fantastic beach and by a bike rental if you want to avoid your car for a while. For my fellow back people - bed is firm without being hard.
Kate W.
July 2023

Was a great place to stay close to lots of things. Restaurant next door was really tasty.
Debora H.
July 2023

Property is great: close to beach, great views of the sunset, comfortable. I found the paper work onerous (I don't think the Patriot Act requires the names, ages, emails and addresses of all guests). At first I couldn't open the forms to fill out and the owner claimed that everyone else could do it but then provided a Word version that I could use. Owners send so many instructions that it's hard to sort out the most important ones so we made some mistakes. We loved the property but found the paperwork.frustrating and unloved.
Connie B.
July 2023

Everything we were looking for in one location. Beach, beautiful view right on the water, snorkeling was superb
jonathan T.
July 2023

We stayed on a corner condo and it was amazing!! The condo was clean, perfect size for a couple and right by the beach. We loved hearing the waves crashing at night, slept amazing!
Mindee H.
July 2023

Nice spot. Near the beach and other beaches.
Stephen G D.
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!
Michelle B.
July 2023

Although the house was lovely, I would not rent it again.
Linda M.
July 2023

We love the ocean sounds and view.
Wendy B.
July 2023

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at Bryan’s place and would definitely stay again if we ever go back to the Big Island
Janet K.
July 2023

Nice studio unit. Had everything we needed. Right next to Magic Sands beach which makes for convenient access to the beach but a busy area. Nice on site pool and BBQ area that we used several evenings.
Nicole
July 2023

This stay was very cute and cozy and the view was fantastic! The property was clean and very very well stocked for any activities you’d want to do (I used a fishing rod). The location of this condo is also very nice because it is not in the super busy part of Kona and it’s easy to get in and out of the area for adventures but still close to many amenities. You will not regret book in this place, and listening to the waves crash every night!
Turner M.
June 2023

The pictures are accurate. We have never stayed at a VRBO that was better stocked than Magic Sands. Large fridge, full modern kitchen, all kinds of condiments, about every kind of spice you can imagine, nice cookware, boogie boards, a couple beach stairs, towels galore, excellent shower with soap and shampoo and conditioner, and fabulous oceanfront crashing waves to sleep by. Not to mention the best reserved parking spot and a great oceanfront restaurant and bar steps away where you can watch the endless body surfing and the sunset. From the easiest check-in to the attentive host Charlie, we were delighted with our stay. Would return in a heartbeat. Mahalo, Charlie!
andyuli@aol.com d.
June 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very unhelpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. I was somewhat unhappy with the location. I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Not a so good stay , There were massive baby and adult cockroach's. Washed anthing that came out of the cubords dishes glasses silverware . also the evening and day to leave tried to call to extend my stay a few hours beiongs my flight was delayed . No one was available to respond to my situation . Housekeeping was there at five of 10 am . embarrasing really.
Lorie C.
June 2023

This trip was to celebrate my Granddaughters graduation from High School. Neither of us had been to Hawaii before, and we had been talking about it for many years. We stayed at this location for 10 days. This was the perfect place for us. It was clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. Jan and Glenn thought of everything. Thanks for a wonderful trip.
Jan W.
June 2023

This condo is wonderful. Right next to one of our favorite beachs, Magic Sands, and above a great restaurant/bar. I slept so well with the sounds of ocean waves. Everything you need is there in the condo for cooking, cleaning and going to the beach.
Raeanon H.
June 2023

I decided to stay at Kona Magic Sands while on the Big Island for my father’s celebration of life. When I was a kid my grandmother and other relatives lived there. It was a great home base for this trip. This second floor studio has a stunning view of the ocean and you can listen to the waves crashing all night long. The condo itself has the amenities you need for a stay. You can walk down to the beach (and they have beach gear for you to use), which I did early every morning and throughout the day. The pool is nice as well. And the property itself is clean. Yes it is an older building, but you cannot beat the location and the owners have it in a nice condition. I cannot wait to return. I will definitely stay here on future trips.
Dawn C.
June 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Clean unit, loved the ocean view and sounds. Tradewinds kept things cool and AC when it didn't.
Kirsty A.
June 2023

Nice unit with killer view. Floor to ceiling windows on west and north sides with ocean view. Older unit, but in good shape. Slept with all sliding doors open most nights to the roar of the surf. Used air conditioning a few times. Has pool and lawn area not accessible or visible to the public -- had it to ourselves most of the time. Corner parking spot right outside the unit with lots of room to open the car doors, but with 2 flights of stairs. Lots of yellow fish, black fish and eels visible in water from unit. Beach to the south and park to the north of the building.

June 2023

We loved the location, Magics Grill is a great restaurant as well, located adjacent to the condo.
chris c.
June 2023

Everything was great except we had fruit flies (excessive amount) upon arrival until we left. We kept all food sealed and/or in the refrigerator, the kitchen clean, ran the garbage disposal, but did not make a difference. Location was great (right next to Magic Sands Beach) and the pool was nice!
Megan G.
June 2023

Totally loved this wonderful, ocean-front studio just walking minutes from Magic Beach. The location is very central on the Kona coast with amazing ocean views. The unit has recently been tastefully upgraded, has a nice coastal vibe, and a very comfortable lanai for morning coffee and evening pupus. Did I mention the ocean view? We hope to come back soon for another stay!
Valerie S.
June 2023

This unit is a bit older and located in a fairly busy area. We normally stay in areas that are more quiet.
Tim M.
June 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The room was good as expected from the pictures etc. You can watch some amazing sunsets from the window.It's also right by the Magic Grill, for which you get a 10% discount of food with your room key. They did great food and drink, which you can consume looking out over the beach/sea.Nothing else walking distance, but it's only a 10 minute drive/taxi to Kailua Kona.If you stay in for an evening there's a very basic kitchen and a modern TV so you can login to any major service like netflix, etc.Be aware the windows aren't very soundproof, so the sea is quite loud at night. If that's not your thing, definitely bring earplugs.
Graham H.
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
Yulia B.
June 2023

This oceanside condo was perfectly located outside of town (not too far from shops, but away from the crowds) and clean - had coffee in bed while reading and watching the ocean waves crash, watched spectacular nightly sunsets from our window and took advantage of great local swimming and snorkeling. Super fun to watch the local kids boogie boarding at Magic Sands Beach. The restaurant next door is convenient and serves delicious fish tacos. The condo's kitchen is well equipped, too, if you want to cook some local Ahi. Overall an amazing place to rest and relax and I can't wait to return.
Kim
June 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Waves from the Pacific Ocean are breaking down just outside our living area. We are married for 48 years. This is our best stay in life.
Nripendra S.
May 2023

Enjoyed the Pacific Ocean from the balcony.
Nripendra
May 2023

With the ocean view and proximity to the beach and an in building restaurant , this listing has everything your looking for.
Jordan S.
May 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Rental process was good. Location was good.There are some safety issues at this location.
Anonymous
May 2023

This was our first stay on the Kona side of Hawaii which probably accounts for the only real issue. It’s a cute little condo; unforgettable view! There is an awesome beach next door and amazing coffee downstairs and a pretty good restaurant too. The bed was very comfy and the kitchen had everything we needed. Nice beach accessories too. Couple things we weren’t super fans of: though the view was priceless as the ocean was literally outside our sliding glass doors it was so loud! Like a freight train! 😂 The air conditioner made a loud noise like an old-school phone left off the hook. It didn’t bother my husband but I’m a very light sleeper so I had to choose between sleeping hot or not sleeping. Eventually I was so tired from our days exploring it didn’t matter too much. Every other stay on the islands we were greeted with a goodie basket with fresh fruit and such… This was the only time we were not but still not a big deal. The one issue I had was that it appeared it hadn’t been cleaned properly in a while. The floors were very dirty as my socks were black after I unpacked. The cabinet handles were dirty. Cabinets and appliance faces were dirty and there were roaches on the cabinets! Probably unavoidable due to location but I just can’t… The pool is salt water. We always book places with a pool so we can get in cool freshwater so that was kind of an bummer. Our hosts were very nice. Overall we enjoyed our stay and as always didn’t want to come home🌺
Hillary H.
May 2023

Had a wonderful time Kona. The property was very well stocked with about anything you could want to have some fun in the sun
Heather K.
May 2023

We usually stay at VRBO properties whenever traveling. If you are independent and would rather do everything yourself rather than having hotel staff looking after you then VRBO is for you. The property at Magic Sands ranks at the top of all places we have stayed. Location was excellent, with close proximity to local residents, and eating places. The restuarant on property is great. Just understand that everything in Hawaii is MUCH more expensive. Groceries included. We love this place and will return soon.
Everett D.
May 2023

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Fabulous location, basic condo amenities, perfect for our needs.
William T.
May 2023

Had a great time in Kona!!
Kaarin N.
May 2023

Loved the condo. Excellent views and all the comforts of home, but with a better view.
Patti B.
May 2023

Couldn't be any closer to waves without getting wet. Priceless view. All needed for beach time included: beach chairs, umbrella , boogie boards, fins, cooler. Some condiments. Comfortable bed plus hideabed and futon. Plenty of towels, dishes. And did we say a fantastic view. AC works well but not needed now as great temperature in may. Would definitely stay here again. Close to great snorkeling, shops, restaurants.
Kathryn M.
May 2023


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