Kohala Ranch House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Enjoy the 180 degree, unobstructed, ocean views from Maui to Kona in front of you and Mauna Kea behind you. You can watch the sunset from the completely private heated salt water pool or spa or almost any room in the house!
Kohala Ranch offers the security of staying in a gated community and the privacy offered by large lots. At the same time, it provides convenient access to the resort and coastline areas where you'll find beaches, water sports, golf, tennis, shopping, and fine restaurants. It's also close to Waimea, where you can find grocery stores, other necessities, and great restaurants. Purchase fresh fish from the fish house across from Kawaihae Marina and grill up at home or dine at the 4 or 5 casual and delicious restaurants in Kawaihae just below the ranch.
The house is located on more than three acres of ranch land, with cattle roaming the meadows and horses running free in the hills. I'm sure you'll enjoy the subtropical climate, home to many native Hawaiian plants and wildlife. The house is located in the Meadows, where the steady temperature and lower humidity eliminate the need for air conditioning.
A pair of deeply carved Balinese doors greets you. You open them to the panoramic view through the open plan living room and across the pool and jacuzzi to the ocean beyond. You can settle back into silk pillows on the built-in couch while you enjoy the view from the great room. Be inspired by the ocean as you play our Kawai Grand Piano or move outside to the lanai and relax on the patio furniture while you watch the sunset over the water. A teak table and chairs are on the lanai next to the outdoor barbecue, convenient for outdoor dining while you watch the sky change from rose to deep blue and the stars come out. The area surrounding the house is beautifully landscaped and you will be greeted by hundreds of small colorful birds in our front yard trees.
The home is ideal for one or two couples. There are 2 huge master bedrooms (24x20 - that's big!) located at opposite ends of the house for privacy. An enclosed den with a queen sleeper is available. Both bedrooms have king size beds and ocean views. You can enjoy the view through expansive windows, or watch television or DVDs. There is a DVR to record those important games! There are many books on the bedroom bookshelves, including several guidebooks to the Big Island. Bring your iPod and dock on the stereo system.
Extensive use of natural materials throughout includes distinctive marble and African Mahogany. The private lanai is finished in travertine, as are many of the floors inside the house. Three televisions are available. All are on cable. The whole house is a 'hot spot' for Internet use. The den is well stocked in case you have to do a little work from home. If you are a coffee lover no need to run to Starbucks! There is an espresso machine so bring some beans! Otherwise a grinder and drip coffee maker provided. The kitchen has the best full-size appliances and a built in TV screen. It also features granite counter tops, double convection oven, microwave, rice cooker and a variety of spices and well stocked pantry for your use.
The house includes high quality cotton linens, bath towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, boogie boards, pool floats, and snorkeling equipment for your use. Hairdryers are provided for each of the bedroom suites along with a curling iron. Washer Dryer with soap provided. The master bath features an inlaid marble floor, jacuzzi tub, large shower with multiple jets, and double sinks. The roomy second bath also has double sinks and a large shower. There is a third bathroom with shower for extra guests and an outdoor shower to bathe in the sun!
This house is eco-friendly stocked with 7th Generation fragrance free products - all dish, bar, and laundry soap provided fragrance free. We ask that our guests similarly avoid perfume to enjoy the natural scents of the island.
We hope you'll be one of those who have a chance to enjoy this house.
Keywords: Heated Salt Water Pool, Spa,
Kawai Grand Piano
2 Master Suites
Eco Friendly, Fragrance Free,
Ocean Views From Every Room
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Susan Scanlan
Susan & Tony purchased the house in 2011 to begin their journey towards their next permanent residence. After many visits to all the islands we knew the Big Island was the place for us. Activities abound and the diversity of the Island offers endless opportunities for exploration. We love to snorkel and have found the beaches on the north end of the Big Island to be the most beautiful in all of Hawaii with the best coral and variety of fish. We continue to find secret coves all over the North Kohala coast for easy snorkel access.
Our house on Kohala Ranch had us at 'Hello'! The drive up to the house was amazing - watching the terrain changes, experiencing living on open range with cattle, horses, the occasional pig or turkey on the road and every drive up or down the exciting hill with new views and wildlife. We talked to folks who have lived there for years and they impressed us that it never loses its thrill.
The mild elevation gives way to exciting views from Maui to Kona and allows for the perfect climate requiring neither heat nor air conditioning year round. There is a seamless passage of outside to in.
The house immediately opens the doors to warm memories laughter and love. Since we are a few years from retirement we are renting it out and hope others will experience what we have found: a place to restore your spirits, ease your mind and delight your heart.
Susan Scanlan purchased this house in 2011