Kona Magic Sands complex taken from Magic Sands BeachAn awesome sunset every night!

Entire home/flat

4 Guests


2 Beds

Entire home/flat

4 Guests


2 Beds

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About this listing

The ultimate and affordable OCEANFRONT experience!
Our condo, Honu Haven, 10 yds from water and recently upgraded. Fully equipped kitchen, wifi, beach stuff, pool, BBQ area, free parking and only 3.5 mi from downtown. Small, quiet complex next to Magic Sands Beach. Perfect for 2.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £99
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The space

Prime location between Magic Sands Beach and a beach park, 3-1/2 miles from downtown Kailua Kona.
480 sq. ft. STUDIO. Living, dining and sleeping areas. Upgraded kitchen, bath. New furnishings, linens, flat screen TV, music docking station, wifi., computer area. Use of beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards, etc. Small complex with free parking.

13.4% Occupancy tax is INCLUDED in nightly charge. $130/nt except Ironman Oct 4-18 and Christmas are $160/nt. Possible discount for extended stays (but not for Ironman or Christmas).

Guest access

Pool, barbecue area, laundry on premises, public transportation at street, FREE parking, use of beach chairs, cooler, umbrella, boogie boards.

Interaction with guests

We live in California but have a property manager who is readily available if needed.

The neighbourhood

Love the sound of the ocean and the fact that we can walk to the beach. Great location which is close to downtown and only 1 mile from a great snorkeling area.
Only 37 units so very peaceful.

Getting around

Trolley stops on street in front of condo. $2/one way to Kailua Kona (north) and to shopping center - 1.5 miles south. Taxis are available as well. Not sure about Uber.

Other things to note

There is no AC. We have installed two ceiling fans and have some floor fans which keep condo comfortable.



House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Rules are posted in condo. Pets are not allowed. Designated smoking area in parking lot.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector

3 nights minimum stay

52 Reviews

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Angelica User Profile
May 2017
If you like waking up to the ocean and sleeping to sunsets, this is the perfect place. Everything we needed and more was provided (coolers, snorkels, umbrellas)! It is not exactly in town but accessible enough that you had a quiet place but can still go to town in a few minutes if you want! Also loved the location because it's in between the nice white sand beaches (north) and historical parks (south)!

Michele User Profile
May 2017
A very good stay for the amount charged per night. Ideally located. Full of amenities: beach towels, beach umbrellas, coolers, and ice packs. Made the stay easy. Neighbors super nice. The trolly stop is in front of the condominium -- so we opted not to have a car for the first couple of days. It worked out great. Connie was available on a moments notice to answer any questions. The beach adjacent - Magic Sands - should be looked up on yelp before you enter. It appears gentle, but can quite rough...

Cameron User Profile
April 2017
We really enjoyed Sam and Connie's place. The view is amazing, it;s so close to the ocean you can see tropical fish in the waves. We really appreciated all the beach supplies that were provided, chairs, umbrella, boggie boards, snorkles and coolers.
Sam And Connie User Profile
Response from Sam And Connie:
Thanks for booking with us! We know that there are many choices and are always pleased when our guests truly enjoy 'Honu Haven'. Aloha!
April 2017

Jolayne User Profile
March 2017
The condo was perfect. The breeze and the ocean waves at night was great for sleeping. I was a bit worried about not having an air conditioner but it definitely was not needed and much nicer with the door open and the fans. I also didn't realize there was a great beach right next door for playing in the waves. There's a nice park on the other side. The prices for everything was much less than I expected. KTA was great. We could have saved money on a snorkeling tour because the public beach about a mile away was much better than the tour that we took. It's a beautiful drive over to The volcano and the blacksand beach. And easily doable in one day.

Alison User Profile
March 2017
We had a really nice time on our first visit to Sam and Connie's; we checked in just before a beautiful sunset and a got little show from humpback whales right outside our window. This location is just a mile and a half north away from GREAT snorkel spot; we swam with turtles 2/3 days. It's also nice to jog along Ali'i Dive in the early morning. The place is exactly as advertised; small and fairly basic, but they have tried hard to have all the amenities you might need for few days' stay from a cooler and mini-cooler, beach chairs and umbrella to good towels, laundry detergent and basic picnic supplies.
Sam And Connie User Profile
Response from Sam And Connie:
Mahalo! Glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. We've tried to anticipate what people will want and need in a vacation rental. Loved your input! It's always nice when guests provide suggestions. Many times a guest will say the bed was too hard, the next guest says the bed was too soft --- as owners we really get stuck in the middle of that - but the suggestion of providing a chef's knife is a helpful suggestion that is easy to address. Thank you for your suggestions and for staying with us! Aloha...
March 2017

Lisa User Profile
March 2017
Perfect position near an incredible beach - perfect for a couple

Lois User Profile
March 2017
We are a senior couple and had a terrific experience at Sam and Connie's rental at Kona Magic Sands. The studio bed-dinette- living room area was comfortable, roomy enough, and well decorated. The sliding glass doors open to a terrific view of the ocean past a rock wall perhaps 25 feet away. Although there is a 3-4 foot railing after the sliding doors and one has to walk around the building to access that grassy area by the wall, it is very definitely a safety precaution so no small child could escape. The full kitchen was wonderful, so we were able to store things in the frig and cook there if we wished. No A/C, but the fans worked well and we kept curtains drawn if we were gone all day. There is a small salt water swimming pool, as well as a washing machine and dryer (pay per use) on the premises, at another end of the building. Only 2-3 steps up to this first floor condo from the designated parking lot space (a not a lot of stair climbing! It is situated on Ali'i, a main drive, but we did not hear traffic. We did hear the surf..since it was so close and rough the first few days, but we loved that! It is easy to get to downtown Kona from their place. Literature was abundant about things to do and see and places to dine. Well stocked with necessary supplies, towels, etc. We had a wonderful time! Thanks Connie and Sam! Lois and Tom, Oregonians who loved the sunshine in the Big Island!

Northern California, Russian River area · Joined in April 2014
Sam And Connie User Profile

Sam works at local winery managing their tour program, wine shop, tasting room and some special events. Connie sells real estate in Sonoma County. We've been vacationing in Hawaii for close to 30 years and the Big Island became our new love last year. Feel so fortunate to have 'Honu Haven', it's a dream come true for us!

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