About the property
- House4400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 6 nights
Ocean View, Awesome Snorkel Beach, Watch the Surfers from the Lanai!
Kahaluu Beach Holmes is a gorgeous vacation rental property with a spectacular view! We are located 300 feet from Kahaluu Beach, one of the Island’s premier snorkeling beaches. Our home offers 4400 sq ft of living space on two levels and can sleep 17 comfortably.
The top two floors of the 3 story home, that are approximately 2200 sq ft each. Both have two king bedrooms / two bathrooms, a full size furnished kitchen, large living room, and private lanai with beautiful ocean views. For larger groups each level has a comfortable queen size futon with a 'real' mattress, a queen size sofa sleeper, the 2nd floor has an additional queen size Murphy bed. This allows beds for 16 and the last one gets a sofa sleeper!
Each floor has a private entrance as well as a comfortable indoor split level stairway that joins them.
The house is fully furnished, there is great off street parking, laundry, WIFI, cable, and the view from the top floor is unmatched. Unquestionably one of the best vacation rentals in the area.
We are located 300 feet (an easy walk down the driveway) from Kahaluu Beach! Undoubtedly one of the best snorkeling spots on the Big Island. Fed by a fresh water spring, up to 10 million gallons per day. These waters are almost always calm, with colorful corals, rock formations, and 100+ species of fish. Swim with huge schools of colorful fish and green sea turtles in these protected waters; don't forget your underwater camera!
The north end of the beach is where the waves break and is best for body boarding and surfing. The local surf instructors give lessons there on a regular basis. Kahaluu is well loved because of the calm, protected waters - perfect for families and kids as well as the adventurous wave seeker. Shady trees surround this beautiful sandy beach. Facilities include a pavilion, rest rooms, showers, a lifeguard tower. Concession stands, surf school and beach gear rental.
Please call with any questions!
Awesome Views........Perfect Location
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Carrie Simmons
Owner Steve Holmes who built the house and daughter Carrie who manages the guest bookings.
Carrie Simmons purchased this House in 2005
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We were there with our family - kids and grandkids - and this property worked perfectly for the 13 of us. We loved that it was close to the ocean and the view was great.
Great location and perfect for our needs
We rented both floors of this house for six people. The location was wonderful, out of the bustle of Kailua-Kona, but close enough to easily drive in, as well as access two-step/Honaunau. The snorkel beach across the street was wonderful and to just walk across the street to get to it a definite perk (remember those water shoes; the driveway across is pretty treacherous). Each floor is fully outfitted with kitchen items (except a dishwasher - be prepared if you are cooking for large groups as we were) such as dishes, pots and pans, glassware, coffee maker, toaster...The lanais both offer views and relaxation, but the one on the top floor really was incredible. We spotted whales numerous times and watched breathtaking sunsets. Beds were comfortable, plentiful linens were provided, and we really couldn't ask for much more. One thing to note, as others have said, is that on the third floor the walls don't go all the way to the ceiling (vaulted ceilings) so not much privacy and light from other rooms carries into the bedrooms. A nice touch is having snorkel gear available for those who needed it.
Our only recommendation is to have a barbecue, even a table top small grill, available on the lanais. We grilled one night (some delicious Waimea beef) but would have more often if the grill was more accessible. Bob, the local contact for the house, was friendly and helpful. A tough place to leave, that's for sure. Thanks for a spectacular visit!
Perfect family get away.
We loved our stay. They had everything we need from kitchen supplies to plenty of beach towels and beach toys. The couples with kids were on the lower level giving the upper level a quiet escape. We especially liked watching the sunsets from the glider on the Lanai.
AMAZING would highly recommend
Close to a great snorkeling beach, the house was clean and very nice. The owner is so kind and helpful. Loved it
Great location for snorklers
Our family group had the top two floors of this house, although each could be rented separately. Same basic layout on each floor. For larger groups having a dishwasher would have been nice but not absolutely necessary. No A/C, but lots of windows with screens for flow-through. Top floor has open vaulted ceilings so some light and sound does travel between the living area and both bedrooms, which could be an issue for light sleepers. The ocean and sunset views, especially from the top floor deck, are great.
Breathtaking views with amazing snorkeling steps away from the house
Carrie was a wonderful host. The house fit 11 of us comfortably. Rooms were large and comfortable. The house was spic and span clean. Plenty of beach and bathroom towels. The two kitchens were a plus with so many people and wide range of ages. Large washer and dryer on the first floor was very handy. Great porches, and lower deck with access to gas grill. Lovely vegetation surrounds the property.Beds were very comfortable! Kitchens were fully equipped.
The house is a stones throw from the best snorkeling on the big island. Tourists from around the world flock to the beach - which includes a lovely shaded picnic area, pavilion, showers and restrooms. House is less than a mile from a shopping center that includes restaurants, movie theater and market.It is about 4 miles from Kona where you kind find restaurants on the water, as well as lots of shops.
It is not touristy in the least but is near many tourist attractions. The house has enough snorkeling gear for 6 of us three adults and 3 teens to go out at once. Low cost rentals are available right there - as are friendly volunteers who can answer any questions about the marine life on the reef. There are safe sandy areas for tots to splash about. Deep waters where adults and teens can see hundreds of species of marine life in a protected bay. In two hours you can be on the other side of the island on the edge of a caldera!
As a former property manager and experienced traveler I can say without hesitation that this house and this location is not to be missed!
Located 300 feet from Kahaluu Beach Park, a historic and premier snorkeling beach.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rate for groups of up to 10 (including children), after 10 people additional $25 per person $250 Cleaning Fee, Refundable Security Deposit $600 25% of rental fees required to secure reservation. Balance due 45 days prior to arrival.