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Ocean View - 4 King Bedroom, 4 bath, Private Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Carrie Simmons
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 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


Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Top Floor Master - toilet , shower , Private bath with large shower
    Top Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor Master - toilet , shower , Private bath large shower
    2nd Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Top Floor Master - 1 king
    2nd Floor Master - 1 king
    2nd Floor Bedroom - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 4 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , 2 comfortable queen futons, queen murphy bed, and sofa beds
    Top Floor - 1 king
  • King size beds (4) , Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Sleeper Sofas in each Living Room, Murphy Beds (1) Murphy Bed in 2nd Floor Living Room
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Ocean View - 4 King Bedroom, 4 bath, Private Home
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Perfect family get away.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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AMAZING would highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Close to a great snorkeling beach, the house was clean and very nice. The owner is so kind and helpful. Loved it

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for snorklers

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Larkspur, CA

Breathtaking views with amazing snorkeling steps away from the house

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Hermiston, OR

Kona vacation

  • 4 of 5

We rented this house for a family trip to the Kona area. There were 8 of us, including 2 young children. This house fit our needs very well with it's 2 floors and 4 bedrooms. The proximity to the beach was one of the main selling points and was very convenient for the children. The beach was literally just down the driveway (steep and narrow) and across the street. It is a protected beach and the little ones were able to play in the sand and water easily. There was a boogie board and some well-used snorkel equipment that we used. There was also a cooler that we were able to borrow for our longer excursions. A couple of things of note, there is just the bare minimum of cooking utensils, pans, etc. and most of them are in well-used condition. A few new knives might be in order. Many of the other vacation rentals we have had before have had some basic condiments and cooking supplies in the cupboards and refrigerator, this one had pretty much nothing other than salt and pepper. Don't know if that is normal for them of if that is just the way we caught it. The bed in the second bedroom on the third floor was very soft and not very comfortable (but the rest of the beds were fine). The third floor has a vaulted ceiling and the bedroom walls don't go all the way up (makes for better ventilation, but not great for privacy). The view from the lanai is wonderful, we really enjoyed sitting out on the swings in the evenings. All in all, it was a great rental and we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place

  • 5 of 5

Loved it, hope to come back sometime. Thanks to Bob, great host.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Kahaluu Beach 300 Feet or
Car: recommended

Located 300 feet from Kahaluu Beach Park, a historic and premier snorkeling beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 13.25%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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