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Nice space, great location, well-stocked
The Magic Sands House was a great fit for our two small families (four adults, a nine-year-old, and a toddler). Lots of space, clean, comfortable beds, and a great central location off Ali'i Drive that truly was a 5-minute walk from the beach, yet still quiet and private.
We loved that the house was stocked with all sorts of beach gear, including towels, coolers, beach chairs, boogie boards, and shades/umbrellas. We cooked breakfast at the house most days, as well as dinner on a few nights, as the kitchen was very spacious and had plenty of cups, plates, silverware, cookware. The range was wonderful, but the oven was rather hard to use since all of the labels are worn off.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but I do think that the property could use a little TLC, as there were lots of small nagging things that kept our stay from being a 5-star rating: very little outdoor lighting in the front yard (we could barely find the front door when we arrived after dark), broken water dispenser/ice machine in the refrigerator, sliding closet/screen doors that were very difficult to open/close, and stains on the carpet. Detailed directions for the A/C units would have been helpful as well. The laundry area is shared with the longterm tenant upstairs, which wasn't clear in the listing, although to be fair, we never once ran into him/her during our stay. Laundry room was attached to the second family/game room, which we were never quite sure if that was also shared or not. We did not use the lanai except to hang towels to dry.
My mother and I had an excellent time at the Magic sands house. Everything we needed and great location close to Ali'i Drive. We would definitely stay here again.
Very Enjoyable Stay
Extremely comfortable, plenty of room and very clean. Kitchen was more than adequate, everything provided. Handy shortcut to Magic Sands Beach pointed out in the information provided. House had good access to main roads for travelling round the island. Would recommend to families like ours with 3 generations.
We couldn't have asked for more for our first anniversary vacation in Kona! The home was comfortable and had nearly every amenity you could possibly need for beach-goers, including beach chairs, towels, and a boogie board. The full kitchen with the chef's stove was very convenient for those days when it's past 9 pm and not much is open besides the touristy spots on Alii drive. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable vacation rental. Our home away from home! Will definitely come back here the next time we go to the Big Island!
Perfect home away from home!
My family absolutely enjoyed our week long stay here at the Magic Sands home. The house was clean, comfortable, and spacious for our multigenerational family. My parents loved that everything was so accessible in the house and didn't have to climb any stairs. With young children, places with a full kitchen, space to move around, and air conditioning are big pluses for us. The kitchen had everything we needed to make home cooked meals. Some days we just threw some meat and vegetables onto the grill and ate in the lanai. We were delighted to be able to pick mangoes and papayas from the trees in the backyard. With 6 people in the house, we enjoyed being able to be together, but also having enough room to be able to have our own quiet times in the various parts of the house. The grandkids had lots of fun hanging out, playing games, and watching movies with grandma and grandpa in the family room. The rooms were large and cozy, with clean and comfortable beds. My husband had to work remotely a couple of times and was grateful for the wifi.The location was convenient and close to a lot of amenities and beaches. We loved being able to walk to the beach to watch the sunset every evening. It was a short drive to grocery stores and restaurants. We'll be back for sure next year.
First visit to the big island and we enjoyed our stay!! They were very helpful in helping us arrange this trip. Clean house and comfy beds!! A lot of space for a family of 7. We were able to use their beach chairs, cooler, and boogie boards. Close to Ali'i drive, to go to the beach grab dinner and drinks. It was really close to Da Poke Shack, which we went to twice. Fifteen minute drive to our favorite beach, Manini'owali Beach. Has great AC so we can relax after a long day in the sun. We used to BBQ grill to make dinner, the kitchen has everything you would need and more. Very convenient drive to Walmart and Target. We would definitely stay again!