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Kona Magic Sands

77-6452 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Grand Junction, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Very nice view of the white sands beach. The condo is of the vintage with popcorn ceilings. the lanai is wraparound and lovely breeze. the interior is generous in size but worn and feels like many visitors over time have left their marks.

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The apartment is a large studio apartment with gorgeous Lanai looking out to the ocean. It was definitely a treat to sit on the Lanai sipping cocktails or champagne every evening, looking at the beautiful sunsets - it was quite dreamy. During the day, you can see the colorful fishes right beneath you and they swim in the waves. The... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This a a great convenient condo with everything that you need. The kitchen and bathroom are stocked with supplies and the large lanai has great views of the ocean in the mornings and evenings. I found the afternoon sun too hot (it is the on the top floor with little shade) but that is a great time to go use... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This hotel appears on the outside like all the others in Kona but once inside the condo was fantastic. We had a great view of the ocean and a small beach to the left and a park on the right. The price is affordable but the best perk of the room is it's location. The beach located next door has... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed at the KSM 303 and this was the ideal location to stay on the big island. You have the best beach on Kona next to you so you don't have to worry about finding parking. Even the snorkel tours bring their people here. The room is fully loaded with a kitchen and full refrigerator. But more importantly it... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Paradise on a budget! I love the Big Island and especially Kona; fell in love with it 40 years ago on my honeymoon. The Big Island has, surprisingly, not changed too much over all those years. Although, like everywhere else, there has been some development. None-the-less, it is still a little piece of heaven and I try to get back... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Physically the KMS Kona Magic Sands Property 303 VRBO Property # 373935 met our expectations and I liked the firm bed. We got off to a rough start because I never received the check in/ lock box details and we had to problem solve with remote management to get into the condo. Don't expect an Aloha welcome from Stateside management.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

have dreamed of a tropical vacation for many years and finally for our 25th wedding anniversary we decided on Hawaii. After researching all the "fancy resorts" and having sticker shock for an ocean view I came upon Kona Magic Sands unit 314. The owners were very helpeful and extremely quick in response to my email questions prior to making our... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Kona Magic Sands, Unit 301, Kailua-Kona, HI Our condo here has been interesting... It has an extremely impressive view. You walk in the front door and look out onto the ocean which comes right up to the bottom of the building. This unit is on the corner of the third floor and has a balcony that faces the water on... More

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Mountain View, California
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14 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Since we visited, we have reported the rental agent (the screwballs at Kona Islander Inn) to the Better Business Bureau - they lied to the BBB and falsified documents to support their lies. We disputed the credit card charge, and they lied to Chase, too. It's not worth it to try and sue them in HI, so I'll settle for... More

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Address: 77-6452 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Location: United States > Hawaii > Island of Hawaii > Kailua-Kona
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