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Awesome Ocean View 4400 sq ft Premier Snorkel Beach

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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House, 4 + Bedrooms, 4 Baths. Perfect Location Awesome View (Sleeps 10-14)

Kahaluu Beach Holmes is a super vacation rental property within steps of the famous snorkeling area at Kahaluu Beach Park. Owner operated with a commitment to providing clean, quality, well constructed, and furnished, accommodations in Kona. A beautiful, maintained home with an ideal location and awesome view. The spacious 4400 sp ft of living space can easily accommodate groups of 16 + people.

The rental consists of the 3rd and 2nd floors of the home that are approximately 2200 sq ft each. Both have two 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 the regular 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 see our virtual tour, photos, and call with any questions!

Awesome Views........Perfect Location

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carrie Simmons
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Awesome Ocean View 4400 sq ft Premier Snorkel Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

great place

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovel, comfortable stay at this large home on Kahaluu Beach...

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this large, comfortable, two-story home, which worked out perfectly for our family of five, plus two sets of grandparents. Plentiful and comfortable beds, lovely location (across the street from the wonderful snorkel beach at Kahaluu and just down the street from the little blue and white church on Ali'i Drive), and great convenience with the kitchens and large decks for outdoor dining with a view. Thanks to Steve, the owner, we were well-taken care of and really enjoyed our visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful Ohana by the sea

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our multi generational family of 8. Lots of room in this home with fantastic lanais on both floors to watch the snorkelers play in the lagoon at Kahulu'u Beach Park right across the street. We really appreciated all of the fins and snorkel gear as well as enough beach chairs for all of us that were there for our free use.

The owner, Steve was there in his own separate unit giving us fresh mangoes and figs daily and immediately felt like a member of the family!

This is a place we would come to again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Place

  • 5 of 5

I just want to echo some of the other comments. This place was terrific. There were 11 of us on the trip and we fit comfortably. Steve, the gentleman that lives in the first floor apartment, was a terrific host. He had lots of good tips for us plus snorkel equipment ready for us to borrow any time.

One of the best snorkeling beaches in the area is right at the end of the driveway. My son and I would get up early and go snorkeling for an hour before breakfast. It was a perfect way to start the day.

If you are looking for a great place to stay on the big island, this place is it.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Tropical Escape

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this amazing little home away from home. The veiw was amazing, the gentleman who runs things has a generous assortment of scuba gear and boogie boards to chose from to borrow for the day.

I would like to share my one major discovery on this trip, BUY A RASH GUARD! I burned like crazy the first two days and found this long sleeve water shirt that works like spf/UV 50 and was totally great the rest of my trip.

House has open ceilings and no AC, I freaked out, but the breeze from the ocean kept the entire home at a perfect temp. After the first night I was perfectly at home.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house

  • 5 of 5

Great location and home. Walk to a great beach and park. Great value.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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.


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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Groups of up to 10 (including children) $400, 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.

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Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 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
    Top Floor - 1 queen
    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
  • King size beds (3) Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Sleeper Sofas in each Living Room, Murphy Beds (1) Murphy Bed in 2nd Floor Living Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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