For a virtual tour of this property scroll down to the bottom of the text and click on the link. As of September 20, 2015 a major renovation of Lymans was completed. Included are new tile flooring, new carpets in all bedrooms, new paint throughout.. New cabinetry and counter tops in all baths, New A/c units, New bedding, linens and towels. New doors and hardware. The whole exterior of the house was painted a few months ago. The house shows like brand new. By description there is A/C in every room. 180 degree unobstructed views of Lymans Bay a favorite surf spot. 3 story open floor plan with 20 foot ceilings. Downstairs includes 3 bedrooms/2 baths, 2 king beds & one queen. Also a kids room with bunk beds. Upper level includes mstr.bedroom with king bed, large bath, & walk in closet. Kitchen, living/dining area and entertainment room with pool table, ping pong, & TV lounging. Upstairs loft/reading room has queen sofa bed. Sliding doors open to large covered lanai for surf watching and dazzling Kona sunsets. High speed internet access and several TV's throughout house. Great property for large group or extended family.
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Perfect for family! A guest from Lowry, MN recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in February, 2016 We vacationed with just adults, 4 couples. This house was beautiful inside and out! We watched surfers every day from the lanai, while relaxing. Each couple had their own space, and we all enjoyed the large dining area and rec room. When we had to call the property manager, they always responded and were very helpful. This home is close enough to town, yet far enough to be away to relax.All-around great rental, and we would definately recommend to others and stay again if we get back!
November 2015 vacation david b. from madera, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in November, 2015 We had our large family stay for a week in November. The house was in a perfect location (close to town and across the street from the waves). We all had an excellent stay and would rent it again.
worse place to stay and management steals your money Danny B. from Garberville, CA does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 9 days in January, 2015 It was full of black mold,there were roaches and rats and rat poop in the pantry and on the plates in the cabinets. We tried to contact the management to be told he lived in the mainland and would return our call.he never returned our call then proceeded to charge us $700.00 for cleaning the black mold and fecal matter from the rats.this was the worst experience my family has ever had.I soul not even recommend this place to Hitler.the absolute worse place and the most horrible people ever
Property Manager Response: Response from Kona Sunsets Vacation Rentals The only way to respond to this review is to deny everything that was said. Guests so trashed the place it took 3 cleaners all of one day and a half of the next to clean. There is no mold. there may have been some critters that show up when sliders are left open and food is left out. There was absolutely no evidence of rats before or after their stay. The property is treated on a monthly basis by a professional pest company. The poop noted was from geicko's that can show up within hours of a clean. My office is 5 minutes from the property and I am available 24/7. Guests never called. Guests should have been charged $700.00 for the clean but they were only charged $375.00 which is the regular clean fee for this property. When guests were contacted about the condition of the house and the possibility of an extra charge we were told they would write this review. Other guests tell a different story of their experience. Mgmt.
Nice location but .......... A guest from Aromas, CA does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 8 days in November, 2013 The biggest complaint here is that the house was very dirty when we arrived. Floors, bedding. kitchen utensils, glasses......Also basic things like screens on the windows were missing.Gas grill did not work//////
Potential Jewel Ken n. from Tulare, CA does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 5 days in February, 2013 We were so excited to spend our vacation on Lymans Bay. The house was large. We all had our own rooms. The views every time of the day were gorgeous. The kitchen was great so was the washer and dryer.We were disappointed when we walked in the first time and smelled what might have been a dirty wet mop smell. The walls were cracking and peeling. The ceilings and baseboards were peeling. We had to wear our sandals all the time or walk around with dirty feet. The lanai was dirty and could have used a power wash. The whole house needed power wash and new paint. Furniture in living room needs to be replaced. So many light bulbs needed to be replaced. The bar lights weren't working. We had plumbing problems the plumber couldn't fix that day and he was supposed to come back but didn't.The loft was unusable. Some of the window treatments were in need of replacement. 2 bedroom tv's didn't work.I would love to stay in this home again but not in this condition.
Beautiful (but unclean) Lyman's Bay Hale Johanne Q. from Richmond Hill, Ontario recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2012 Although the location was perfect and the house very roomy for the 12 of us, we were quite disappointed to find that the bedding had not been washed in any of the beds (found sand and hair (yuck) when we turned the beds down the first evening. The floors were swept but not washed (bare feet and white socks soon turned black) There weren't any garbage bags left (except for the ones in the garbage containers) so we had to buy bags to dispose of our gargage. We felt that since we were paying a cleaning fee of $350.00 that we should have entered a freshly cleaned home. I spoke to Wayne and he said he was glad that I made him aware of the condition of the house. I felt that it was something that he needed to know, as the cleaning company may be pocketing the money and not doing their job. Kevin said he would see what could be done about possibly refunding some of the cleaning fee. Overall, I would return to this home, as it was the perfect location for our holiday!!! Loved the view of the ocean and the sunsets were AMAZING!!!
Kona rental A guest from St. Laurent, Quebec recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in August, 2012 Excellent location. We were a group of 9 adults and there was plenty of space, bedrooms and bathrooms etc. Laundry room was very convenient, games room on second floor was fully enjoyed. The house can use a little TLC i.e. paint and some minor repairs.
Our Family's Hawaiin Vacation A guest from Geneseo, IL recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in June, 2010 The Lyman's Bay Hale house was in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed the view of the ocean from the second floor balcony. Our activities during the week included swimming and snorkeling at nearby beaches, the Zip Line on the north side of the island, a tour of Volcano National Park including inside a lava tube, a dinner cruise, the Island Breeze Luau, and shopping at the Farmer's Market and other shops.
Party of 9 A guest from Arcadia, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in February, 2010 Really enjoyed the location. Surfers, waves and whales from lanai were awesome. House was spacious and had most everything needed. Water pressure was a bit low and had to juggle shower/dishwashing. Hardwood floors/dirty feet mentioned in other reviews were not a problem. Did have to store all perishables to keep critters from nibbling in the night. Management was prompt to try and address issue but critters continued to romp in the ductwork which was unsettling to certain bedrooms. I (upper bedroom) would use house again but part of family in bedroom under critter ductwork/play area says no. Overall, if I lived in Hawaii, I would want a house like this (sans critters).
Lymans Bay Hale-Oceanfront Michael S. from Danville, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in December, 2009 Management very responsive to our needs, but the bamboo floor continues to be a problem with barefoot visitors getting dirty feet. They are trying to resolve this problem
James B. from Browns Valley, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in November, 2009 The television in the master bedroom didn't work even after a repairman came, and the telephone didn't work, but we all had cell phones, so oh well. The floors haven't been mopped in a very long time as evidenced by the black feet if one went without shoes. Only one shower at a time can be taken because of the lack of water pressure, and they was awkward with 11 people staying there. But, all in all, being close to the ocean and such a beautiful location, we all enjoyed our stay there. The home is large enough to allow everyone their own space when they wanted it and the game room was great in the evenings.
Lyman's Bay Jennifer S. from San Ramon, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 8 days in May, 2009 We had a wonderful time and anything that was not quite right was addressed immediately by the owner. We will be back to Kailua soon.
Lyman House is for a huge crowd. A guest from Carson City, NV recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in March, 2009 The house was too big for our group of 6; obviously a party house. Why are there cases of (nonalcoholic)beer in the garage? Located right across from the beach, next to where all the surfers park, but along a busy street. Came home one night to find a truck parked in the driveway with beer bottles strewn around-probably a local. The cable and internet were down when we arrived but the manager arrived promptly to fix it.
Property Manager Response: Response from Kona Sunsets Vacation Rentals Lymans is a very large home and great for extended family. It is not a party house as we do not allow parties in the house including weddings and receptions. One exception is during Ironman week. We rent to an agent that brings in over 400 athletes from europe and uses the house as a headquarters. We allow them to have a small function on the front lawn (they bring in port-potties) for the athletes sponsored by the German beer company. Hence the non-alcoholic beer in the garage. We have a great rapport with the surfers who respect the house. On occasion someone will park to watch the surfers and they are reminded they are on private property.
good location, poorly maintained Margaret B. from Portland, OR recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in March, 2009 Overall, a decent experience but with the condition of the house a disappointment. Pros were the location and view from the lanai and the spaciousness of the house (although only 1 small bathroom for 3 of the 4 bedrooms downstairs). The pool and ping/pong table were a plus, and the big room was a real bonus. The floors throughout were disgusting; they definitely needed some deep cleaning, not just a sweeping. (After seeing some reviews, I had specifically requested that the house be clean because we would have small children crawling around, and with a $500 cleaning fee, this is not too much to ask.) Furniture was in decent condition, but some of the bedding appeared unwashed. There was nothing in terms of extra amenities?usually rentals have basic items such as cooking oil, salt, etc. left over from other renters?but there was nothing. There were also no dvds, cds, books, or toys other than a few beach items. Two of the 3 garage doors were not working properly and one burner on the stove was broken.
beautiful house & location, but needs to be cleaned more thoroughly A guest from Rancho Cucamonga, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in January, 2009 lots of space in the house. It would be helpful if there were ceiling fans in all bedrooms.
A guest from Alpine, AZ recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in December, 2008 We had our whole family(13 of us) there to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Over all, we couldn't have been more pleased. There were a couple of things that we brought to the property managers attention, but they were very minor. The location was great! Great views, easy access to everything. We had grandkids ages 9-21 with us and there were thingsd to do at the house and close by for all! The house was very roomy and comfortable.
Wonderful location Shirley W. from Houston, TX recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in June, 2008 The location was wonderful, across the street from the best surfing in Kona. It was close to downtown Kona and to the beaches. It's a huge house and well equipped.
A guest from San Jose, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in June, 2008 Great location , very spacious house! Pots and pans sets were unusable because of teflon peeling off surface. Front left stove was hot for 2 hours after turning off. Ice maker, crib and loft air conditioner was broken and unusable. Whole house was very dusty and we had to vacuum the whole house before using. Second floor bedroom wall was open to living room and thus, noise was amplified into the bedroom at the top of the wall. Otherwise, a good place to stay!
Great time in Kona Jessica t. from Westbrook, ME recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in May, 2008 Our stay was perfect. Everything was as the rental company told us it would be. We never even saw them -- just got the keys out of the box, had a fantastic week, and then left it as they told us to. It was AMAZING! I highly recommend this company, very easy to work with and a lot less stressful than renting from an individual owner, as those can sometimes be sketchy.