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

Bedrooms 2
Space 153 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 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)

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 153 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • 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 4.84375 based on 33 reviews

Right on the ocean. Private, with back to Ali'i Drive. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable Hawaiian style home. Flowering trees and beautiful garden surrounds the large, private lanai. Surf breaks on the rocks good as the photos suggest. Just a short distance to Kona's activity. House is open and breezy, but we appreciated the air conditioned bedrooms on warm nights. Sleeping on the lanai was a Northerner's piece of paradise.

Very close to great restaurants, but there is a well equipped kitchen if you want it. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Ann ~ We are so happy that you really enjoyed our home. We hope you will come again. Aloha. Cathleen and Kent Carnes
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Great vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Hawaiian House

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very peaceful home

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property and house were amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Stay was absolutely amazing. Had everything you could need kitchen and bath wise. Clean and comfortable. Lanai with the outdoor bed was incredible. Sleeping to the sounds of the ocean... What can I say, it was the best.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than Advertised

  • 5 of 5

Yes. It's exactly as it looks; beautiful. We loved eating breakfast on the lenai and falling asleep to the sound of the waves.

Owner is kind enough to provide a selection of boat shoes, boogie boards, and other basics so your first day is spent exploring the islands sights instead of shops.

This is a completely private location. The owner was the exact right combination of supportive yet absent. Though we never saw anyone we had the feeling if we needed anything someone would have been right over. Perfect.

  • Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kent Carnes
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

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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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

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2018 - Nov 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
IronManTriathlon 2018
Oct 8 2018 - Oct 15 2018
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter 2018
Nov 16 2018 - Mar 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Dec 18 2018 - Dec 27 2018
10 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$252.66
Tax Rate 14.42%

*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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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