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**Spring Special** Oceanfront Lover's Delight*Surfer's Dream* Beach House@Lyman'

Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
  • House1656 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 10 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Step off the spacious oceanfront lanai, grab your surfboard, fishing pole, paddle board, fins and mask, boogie board or camera and walk our short hidden path to enter the ocean at Keolonahihi Cove! Or.... just sit back and be captivated by spinner dolphin, surfers, Humpback Whale action, canoe paddlers, para-sailors, swimmers, divers, inspiring tropical sunsets, romantic moonlight dancing on the water, exotic birds, and more.......

Our 2/2 vintage Hawaiian-style beach house overlooks Holualoa Bay and two of Kona’s premiere surfing breaks. Kamoa Point (Lyman's), a favorite surfing place of the Alii since the 1300's when the famous Chiefess Keolonahihi first rode her surfboard on the crests of the renowned 'left' surf break then known as, ' Kakala O Kamoa'. The cove named in her honor is accessed directly in front of our house in the same place where surfers have entered the ocean for hundreds of years. The Great King Kamehameha I learned to surf here while spectators viewed the surfing from a shoreline grandstand constructed of lava rocks along the north side of Kamoa Point in front of our house. You can enjoy this same awesome view and shoreline access the ancient Hawaiians enjoyed. If you like surfing, this is the best Kona has to offer. From the lanai, you can see the side view, or 'barrel' of the waves breaking at Banyans. Banyans, a great right break that is a short paddle across the bay, is another famous surfing spot. When the surf is big it can break clear across Holualoa Bay presenting a long wave that nearly connects Lymans and Banyans! This is an awesome spectacle to behold!

We enjoy incredible close interaction with the ocean from every room of our home and the newly expanded lanai. The panoramic view sweeps from Kamoa Point North to the Old Airport and beyond. Cruise ships are seen at the pier when in port. The ever changing ocean activity viewed from the lanai is an endless form of entertainment all hours of the day and night.

Comfortably furnished with big bamboo and Indonesian antique style furniture, stainless steel appliances, garbage disposal, microwave, dishwasher, washer, dryer, luxury bedding, towels and fully equipped kitchen. One bedroom has a king size carved four poster bed and the other bedroom has a Queen carved four poster. Each bedroom has bedside tables and lamps, a fan, dresser, and closet. There is one 7ft. big bamboo futon couch, another rattan couch with two chairs and an ottoman and two leather recliners. A teak cabinet houses the hi-def LCD television/cable/wireless Internet, DVR and DVD player. There is a stereo/CD player that is also Bluetooth enabled. We dine on the covered lanai, which has a teak dining table and six chairs, as well as a second glass/bamboo dining table. There is a King Size platform bed with a net canopy on the covered lanai. The barbecue is always ready for your fresh catch!

This private retreat is hidden at the end of a short lane on the ocean side of Alii Drive just 3 miles from the Kona Pier. It's perfect location is within minutes to shopping, beaches, churches, beach parks, resorts and all that Kona has to offer.

We thoroughly clean all sinks, toilets, shower, floors, windows, screens, fans, appliances, vacuum mattresses, launder all bedding and towels, clean all outside areas, maintain yard and pond, and recycle/ remove all garbage after each guest. Weekly trash removal and recycling is provided. Fresh tropical flowers greet you with special Aloha!

Keywords: Vintage Hawaiian Beach House, Private family home, beach house, surf cottage, Oceanfront Private Home, Onsite Ocean Access to Holualoa Bay, Located @ Keolonahihi on Kamoa Point (one of Hawaii's most sacred and spiritual places)


Kent Carnes

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Sleeping Porch
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Bed overlooks ocean on the covered lanai with canopy netting


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, Lanai bath has tall toilet, walk-in shower and safety bars.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Nice view of Hualalai Volcano from the lanai and kitchen.
            • Ocean View
              Awesome close-up view of the ocean including two premier surfing spots and extending for several miles along the Kona Coast.
            • Oceanfront
              You can access the ocean just off the lanai at a rocky beach used by surfers, paddlers, swimmers, divers, fishermen/women, and snorkelers.
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Very open and seamlessly connects to outdoor lanai and kitchen.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Air conditioning restricted to two bedrooms only. Additional cost may be charged. Consult owner for details.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Clothes dryer provided.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Wireless access. Bring your laptop!
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Luxury sheets and towels
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Parking
                      Parking on driveway.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Parking on driveway beside the house
                    • Telephone
                      No land line. We have good cellular access.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Lots of towels, bath sheets, and beach towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      High Efficiency Washer
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Bring your laptop! You can sit out on the lanai overlooking the ocean! You can play your music or Pandora via bluetooth from your devices.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          We have a french press, an electric coffee maker with filters, and a coffee bean grinder.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          All kitchen utensils provided.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All dishes and utensils are provided.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Stainless Bosh dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Stainless Appliances
                        • Microwave
                          There is a microwave oven.
                        • Oven
                          Standard size Electric.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size with freezer
                        • Stove
                          Electric glass top with oven.
                        • Toaster
                          There is a toaster oven.


                            • Dining
                              We dine outside on the lanai overlooking the ocean. There are two dining tables with chairs on the lanai and a bar in the kitchen with stools for 4 people.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  HDTV, DVD, DVR
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Cable TV/DVR
                                • Toys


                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Huge oceanfront Lanai and outdoor living/entertainment area!
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal provided
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Fins, masks, snorkels, boogie board, noodles,


                                        • smoking allowed
                                          outside on lanai only/no smoking inside
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Ask owner about some limitations.


                                            • marina
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • churches
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • synagogues

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • luaus
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Coffee grinder, French Press coffee maker, binoculars, beach towels, boogie board, fins, masks and snorkels. You can access the shoreline from the front yard to enter the ocean or for fishing or exploring. We have a king bed on the lanai for sleeping ocean side or just relaxing during the day!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              35 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Elaine R.

                                                              A charming, comfortable house in a gorgeous and convenient location.

                                                              Oh that view!

                                                              Joannie V.

                                                              Good location. Comfortable accommodations for 6. Well stocked kitchen and beach gear. Great view in a quiet location. Limited beach access, rocky shoreline. Loved sleeping on the lanai. Would definitely stay here again.

                                                              Peaceful paradise

                                                              Sandra L.

                                                              We didn’t want to leave...in fact, we are still here, thanks to the graciousness of our host who allowed us to stay beyond the normal checkout time. We have a very late flight, and have been able to enjoy the house all day. The covered lanai overlooking the ocean has been absolutely, without question, our favorite place on the island! My brother and I shared this peaceful paradise with our 88-year-old mother and it was perfect. She has limited mobility, and was very comfortable navigating the house. The wheelchair ramp from the driveway, and the handicap accessible shower on the lanai made life easy for her and for us. She was able to climb the two steps from the living/kitchen area to the interior bedrooms with ease. My brother loved falling asleep to the sound of the surf on the king bed situated on the lanai. Yes, you can hear the traffic on Alli Drive which is about 100 feet away, but traffic slows after dark and with a little concentration, you can drown out the cars with the surf.

                                                              The kitchen is spacious and had everything we needed to prepare meals. Previous guests have left spices and condiments, which was a nice surprise.

                                                              Sitting on the lanai has been my favorite part of this family vacation. We’ve read and done jigsaw puzzles and listened to the birds that are abundant and colorful. The natural wooded area to the left of the house is a haven for birds, and even a mongoose who pops his head around the shrubs frequently.

                                                              We spotted whales while eating breakfast one morning. Kona Coffee and a whale sighting to start your day, what’s not to love? We enjoyed snorkeling in the bay right out front and saw many colorful fish. There is also really marvelous snorkeling at Kahalu’u Beach which is less than two miles south of the house.

                                                              The proximity to town and the ease of travel from here to various island sites is fantastic. I would, and hope to, stay here again. This lady from Maine has been quite happy here!

                                                              Great vacation rental!

                                                              Lynn H.

                                                              Very comfortable home for four adults. We loved the space on the lanai. We even had a local massage company come to our place for Valentine’s Day massages on the lanai. If you are someone who likes some TV time, there is a nice family room with comfortable recliners. We found the kitchen to be a nice size that we could all move around in when preparing meals which we appreciated since we cooked a lot. We would stay here again!

                                                              The Perfect Hawaiian House

                                                              Lynette D.-

                                                              The property location was perfect. We were close to the Kona visitors location with shops and a large selection of places to eat. When we were not touring the coffee plantations, viewing the waterfalls and Hawaiian gardens we were on the lanai. (Not sure that we ever sat inside the house.) The house offers total privacy. Watching the surfers from early in the morning and until dark was a special treat.

                                                              Thank you Kent (and Cathleen in spirit) for sharing with us. It made our 50th Anniversary so special!

                                                              A very peaceful home

                                                              Tami C.Vancouver

                                                              This is a lovely relaxing home, the bed outside is delightful, and if it were not for the world that awaited you outside, you could spend all day on it listening to the waves, watching the surfers and reading a book. The owner Kent may be the kindest man I have met in a very long time, excellent at all communications.


                                                              Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

                                                              The house is on the ocean (Makai) side of Alii Drive south of Royal Poinciana Drive. Living Stones Church, Banyan Mart, Da Poke Shack, shoreline fishing spots, snorkeling/swimming/surfing beaches, water equipment rentals/instruction, are within 5 minutes of the house. Surfing, SUP, snorkeling, and diving in front of the house and nearby.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $0 - $25
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              *Rates displayed are for up to 4 people. Additional $25. per night, per person, up to 6 people maximum. * Minimum 7 night stay during the Ironman Triathlon. *Rates are subject to change until initial payment verification is confirmed. *HI Tax ID #W18373799-02

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