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Oceanfront Private Home, Magic Sands, Lymans Bay, Kona,

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

**'LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN'** -WOW!!! You will love this Heavenly beach house- An absolute WOW property, incredible ocean views and the relaxing sound of the waves right outside your door! Turtles sleep and play a few feet away from your lanai or stay indoors and watch your favorite shows on a 72' Flat Screen TV!

*Gated Private Oceanfront Home!

* Each Bedroom has Air Conditioning for your comfort!

*No neighbors- only the turtles and fish (House on the side is currently vacant)

*Get away and relax at the cozy Little Piece of Heaven Beach House with the FABULOUS OUTDOOR Kitchen/BBQ and Dining/Living area ..

*Jump into the crystal clear blue ocean steps from your door- morning, noon and evening.. kayak, stand up paddle board, snorkeling, fishing, sailing, jetski, canoeing, swimming, scuba right or just swimming!

*Minutes to Magic Sands Beach or Kahaluu Beach, the Kona Pier, Japanese Restaurant Shimaichi, Lemongrass Restaurant, Longboard Pizza, Umeke's famous Poke, Farmer's Market, and more.

* 2 Large outdoor benches for those who like to sleep in the covered outdoor lanai!

Keywords: Oceanfront Home, Kona Coast, Hawaii Beach front, Alii Drive, gated, private, Wedding Site, Family Retreat, Special Occasions, Family Vacation Spot, Luxury Home, Custom Home, Newly Built, Pod Style Home, ADA Accessible W/ Limitations, Infinity. Honey moon, beach cottage, Lyman's Bay

More Details

Kim Maruyama
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Farsi
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Kim Maruyama

Architect, President of Alii Architects, University of Michigan, Masters of Architecture.

Resident of Kona since 1991,

Avid Swimmer, free diver, chef, traveler, photographer, nature lover

Kim Maruyama purchased this house in 2009

Why Kim Maruyama chose Kona Coast

This is the most unique little beach house in Kona! You have it all.... the ocean, the palm trees, gorgeous sunsets, private gated estate--- relax, rejuvenate and let your cares be gone!

What makes this house unique

Our friends and I love the outdoor cooking, BBQ and jumping into the water at all times of the day. We love going kayaking, surfing, paddleboarding, swimming and snorkeling... the water is crystal clear, super clean and has the most beautiful marine life! Everyday is amazing in this Little Piece of Heaven!


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Town
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Walk in showers, Toto Toilets and Washlets, Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single sofabed in livingroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sofa Single daybed (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Swim with turtles, fish, dolphins! Steps to the water! Please note the law states you cannot touch turtles or you will be fined. After swimming, rinse off in the outdoor heated shower!!


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(30 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront Private Home, Magic Sands, Lymans Bay, Kona,
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
Paris, Kentucky

What an AMAZING house!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at "a little piece of heaven" was just that HEAVENLY!! The house itself is quite secluded, the house on one side is vacant, and the other way has a stretch of beach that's quite close to the road (with little or no roadside parking), and not much foot traffic (especially close to the house). It was very quiet except the sound of the surf, and some road noise (though we found this minimal). The bedrooms and bathrooms are very nicely appointed with the softest towels ever!! We were very impressed with the house and the beds and there were TV's at each bed and in the living area of the house (though we barely used them). The ouside space is where the house really exceeds expectations all around. The kitchen is gorgeous and well appointed (would have liked an oven, but made due without), with granite countertops and super spacious prep areas. There are 2 eating areas with comfortable seats, and a view of the ocean from every part of the kitchen/outdoor living area. We didn't find that there were really many bugs on the counters despite it being outside, but we are very clean and never left anything sitting out either. Absolutely loved spending time outside, and in fact that's where we spent most of our time. There are a few grassy areas to sit in the sun if that's your wish, and plenty of shade to keep out of the sun. There is a small rocky pebble beach just down the stairs where there were often turtles sun bathing throughout the day (this was quite a thrill). There were turtles around most of the day, either in the water or on the beach, it was fun to watch them feed. The water is a beautiful turquoise blue with plenty of rocks and coral for pretty spectacular snorkeling literally right outside your door. Getting into the water was a bit of a challenge, but once we got used to our entry point, it was very easy. There is a crescent shaped bit of rock close to the house but towards the road with a flat spot in the middle (towards the house side), if you watch the waves and see where it is, it's the easiest entry point. We spent endless hours swimming and snorkeling here without anyone else around, we had the whole bay to ourselves most of the time. There are a lot of fish in the water here, and I even saw an octopus!! There is also a really cool sheltered pond/pool out towards the water to the right of the house that was fun to float in (would especially be great for kids to play in). Durable water shoes are an absolute mus

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Julie! Thank you for the awesome review!! We are really thrilled to have such a wonderful review from you and loved your descriptive writing of your stay at the property! We regret that there wasn't an oven and promise to have one soon! Please let us know when you can make a return visit! We look forward to having you back again soon! Mahalo! Kim and Ali
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San Diego, CA


  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I stayed here for three nights. It really is heaven. The home is very nice and clean with high quality linens. Laying in bed your view is ocean and the view from the indoor shower makes you feel like the house is floating on the ocean. The indoor area is comfortable and really gives you the island vibe. However, none of that even matters because the outdoor area is so awe-inspiring; nothing could compare to its lavishness. I found myself sitting on the patio/living room for hours at a time staring out at the front row ocean view. This place is truly flawless. I cannot wait to go back. If you want seclusion, beauty, privacy and romance this home is a must.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kristine! Wow! Thank you for your awesome review! We are so thrilled you had a great time and enjoyed your stay at Little Piece of Heaven! It is truly gratifying to hear your experience was flawless!! We look forward to your visit again very soon! Mahalo hui loa, Kim and Ali
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Honolulu HI

Want to come back again!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as the gate closes behind you, a sense of peace and tranquility overwhelms you. You are met by a lush green lawn, waves rushing onto the black lava rocks and in the midst stands a little cottage. A home where the kitchen, pantry, dining room, living room and ocean-viewing room are all outdoors. Yes, only the bedrooms and bathrooms have walls. I loved every minute of my 4-day stay last week. I took pictures with the three resident-turtles who bathe in the tide pool and bask in the sun for their daily afternoon naps. I highly recommend this "Lil' Piece of Heaven" (aptly named by the owner) to anyone seeking peaceful seclusion and yet be close to town, shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful and well-written review! It's very gratifying to hear such positive feedback from our special Guests enjoying the fruits of our labor!! We hope you will be back again soon! Take care and Mahalo!! Kim and Ali
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Fantastic Oceanfront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Little Piece of Heaven lives up to its name! The setting is spectacular, right on the water with a view across the cove and three resident sea turtles. The house is small and a bit eclectic (just as pictured) but has everything you need, was impeccably clean and has high end linens. The grounds are beautifully maintained with just the right balance of manicured landscape and tropical jungle feel. The kitchen is outdoors and is part of a large coved lanai that functions as an outdoor living room where we spent all of our time. If you check Google Maps the property looks small and close to the road but once you close the front gate you find yourself in perfect tropical seclusion! We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular indoor/outdoor living in the heart of the Kona Coast

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights in this amazing place. It’s on a busy road on a fairly crowded part of the Kona coast, but once you’re through the coded gate, you’re in your own tropical paradise, watching surfers, turtles, flying fish, endless crashing surf, and gorgeous sunsets.

The house combines the best of indoor and outdoor living: kitchen, dining, and living room spaces are all outdoors and covered, while the two bedrooms are indoors and have air conditioning. We loved having coffee and meals outside as the surf crashed just steps away.

Our group comprised two couples. Although the house was very comfortable and large enough for all four of us, prospective renters should know that the wall separating the two bedrooms has a glass transom along the top, which lets light and sound easily get through. You shouldn’t expect complete privacy — conversations can be easily heard between the two rooms.

It's worth mentioning the presence of video cameras aimed at the outdoor living spaces. They’re part of the home security system, but not mentioned in any of the materials.

Finally, it’s worth noting that the kitchen does not have an oven, contrary to what the listing said when we rented.

All of these are small matters when talking about such a wonderful slice of heaven. The property is like no other we've experienced. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Toby, Thank you very much for all of your great comments and we truly appreciate your giving us your honest feedback. Glad you mentioned the oven, and we will be installing an oven very soon and place double pane glass at the top of the wall dividing the rooms to help soundproofing! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in spite of these items, and we hope you will be back to stay again very soon…. Until then, enjoy your photos and please send us a few. Mahalo, Kim and Ali
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Our Idea of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is the place to have your private retreat. You get your own coded gate and parking for up to two vehicles, if you want. The property is bounded to the south by bay and the neighbor to the north is almost impossible to discern. Ali, the owner, is a delight and has useful information.

The home is all about the outdoor space, while the interior echoes the spacious and artful feel. The kitchen, dining, and lounge areas are outside under a high raftered roof. Everywhere there are lovely wood furnitures and sculpture. The ambiance is open and relaxed.

The water is close enough to spit in when the tide is in. Yes, the turtles come in sometimes. The sandy beaches are not far away, but they are not right here. This is lava rock. In the master bedroom, you can listen to the waves wash into the rock all night, if you can stay awake.

We were two couples vacationing together. To have the two bedrooms and bathrooms well separated was nice. We cooked a lot of our meals and the kitchen was well equipped. The state-of-the-art fridge filled with plenty of ice was especially appreciated.

This is the ideal home base for island adventures; close to anything you need and plenty of shopping while giving a sense of isolation.

If I had to choose only one word of description, it would be "soothing".

It has taken me almost a year to write this. Ali & Kim: I am sorry. Your hospitality should not have been rewarded with procrastination. We hope to return to Heaven someday.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lemon Grass (Thai), ShimaIchi (Japanese), Traceys
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
White Sands Beach & Kahaluu Beach
Car: recommended

Mid-STay service :

Maid service at $70/hour for 2 cleaners


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Damage Insurance $59

2017 RATES: NIGHTLY RATE UP TO 4 PERSONS - $100/night each additional person)
LAST MINUTE Ironman RATES (10/5-10/14) $800/night- 7 night minimum (UP TO 4 PERSONS)
$800/night for Christmas & NEW YEARS (12/15/2016- 1/10/207) 7 nights minimum (UP TO 4 PERSONS)
EVENTS-(Weddings/Birthdays/CElebrations) for up to 30 guests $1500 fee for the day until 11:00pm (parking only on Alii Drive)
CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund if canceled at least 90 days prior to arrival date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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