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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,656 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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)

More Details

Cathleen Carnes
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Cathleen,

I meant to write in your guest book before we left but we ran out of time Thursday morning. Our week in Kona was paradise! We could not have chosen a better place to stay. Sitting on the lanai, drinking a cup of coffee and watching the surfers was the perfect way to start the day. Our two boys slept on the big bed each night (except for the last night when we had a huge storm). We hated to be away at night and miss the sunset from your place. The T.V. and WIFI were nice to have but our kids were happy to be unplugged. It was a family time that we will never forget.

Thank you for sending the list of restaurants. It was great to refer to them when we were out and about. We had a fantastic dinner at Jackie Rays. They were so family friendly and the food was incredible. We did the morning Fair Winds trip which was fun and great snorkeling, especially for beginners like us. We spent a few days at Hapuna Beach which was perfect for boogie boarding. The most incredible thing we did was the night manta ray snorkel. We ended up booking with Sea Hawaii Rafting. I left a card with the contact number. Chris and Super Dave could not have provided us with a better experience. Their knowledge and respect for the mantas was unparalleled. We were the only people on the boat and we were so well cared for. They made us feel so safe and taught us so much. We had a 14 foot manta(named Chloe) swim inches from us for our own personal show. It was an unbelievable experience.

Thank you for the use of your home. We hope to be back soon.

The Thennis Family

Helena, Montana
Mar 2014
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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1656 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lanai bath has tall toilet, walk-in shower and safety bars.
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • 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!


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Oceanfront Lover's Delight*Surfer's Dream* Beach House@Lyman's
average rating of 4.84 based on 26 reviews
Cave Creek, AZ

Great property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed ourselves at this property. It is right on the water and next to a historic park which is full of song birds an life. Incredible sunsets and light ocean breezes. The house has everything you will need. We used the boogie boards, snorkel, masks, and fins. There is everything you need in the kitchen for meals, coffee, drinks, etc. The house and Lani is very private. You do hear some traffic noise on the back of the house during the day, but it is mostly drowned out by the crashing waves, It didn't bother us at all. This is the cove for surfers, and you can enjoy all types of them catching curls in early am and evenings, great to watch!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and huge lanai

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Cathleen's place in February with my husband and my two sisters and their husband & fiancé. The house was big enough for the six of us, with plenty of room to spread out on the lanai. The king size bed on the lanai is very private and we loved waking up to the sound of the ocean and birdsong. The house is in a great location, private yet close to a main street filled with shops, restaurants, bars and beautiful sunset views. You can walk to the Banyan Mart for supplies if needed and I would recommend Da Poke Shack for lunch. The house had everything we needed and was truly relaxing. Cathleen was a wonderful host and very responsive. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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KaMoa Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable, low-key beach house was perfect for our two-couple vacation. The house is close to a popular surfing beach just outside of Kona, but it is sited so that it is quite private and quiet. Cathleen is very gracious and helpful when questions arise. The large kitchen is well-stocked, there are boogie boards, beach chairs and a cooler available for guest use. I would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Juan Capistrano, Calif

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home to celebrate my son's 10th birthday. I lived in Kona in '93-'95 and fell in love with it instantly, so I was happy to be able to stay near town. It felt like "home". The owner met us on the first day; showed us around and was just all around sweet. It was everything and more. We spent a lot of time out on the lanai which was perfect for watching the surfers and sunsets. I hope to return very soon. Thank you!! Stacy K.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA

A wonderful, comfortable house right on the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us...had everything we needed! The lanai was a real plus, to be outside and watch the ocean and just hear the waves crashing.

The house was well stocked with everything one needed for cooking. Beds were comfortable. Lots of fans...much needed and enjoyed.

We will stay here again in the future for sure!

Thanks! Joan & Ali

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True Ocean-Front Sleeping on the Lanai!

  • 5 of 5

The Beach House@Lyman's met all of our expectations. Great location just south of the main water-front shops and restaurants of Kona (driving -- not too walkable). Especially convenient for kayaking/snorkeling excursions south to Kealakekua and Honaunau Bays (highly recommend both). By far our favorite thing was sleeping in the very comfortable king-sized bed on the lanai. Pure heaven listening to the surf all night, waking to the birds in the morning. (It's just private enough not to be a problem.) The house is not shiny new, but an older beach home with no A/C and no glass in some windows, but it's all about the view. There were plenty of fans (which we definitely needed), and we spent about 95% of our time there outside on the huge lanai. There are two tables for dining, a daybed and even a bathroom on the lanai. The surfers are out from sunup to sundown and great fun to watch. Sunsets are lovely too.The water was a little rough and the access a little rocky for these old people to get in here, but plenty of other folks did. The kitchen is well enough equipped to cook simple meals. Everything was clean and tidy. We loved the poke at Da Poke Shack and breakfast at Lava Java. Umekes had outstanding poke as well. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Living Stones Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Banyan Mart
Nearest Point of Interest
Da Poke Shack
Car: recommended

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

Kailua-Kona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
IronMan Triathlon
Oct 8 2017 - Oct 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

*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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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