We built this beautiful home at Kohala Waterfront because we fell in love with the land-- and incredible views-- when we visited several years ago. Every detail of this 5 bedroom home was carefully considered during our two years of design and construction planning and the subsequent two years in construction. The property has been designed, built and furnished to ensure it's an ideal vacation retreat for our family and for our guests (all of whom thus far have LOVED the property!).
The property sits high enough along the coastline to offer stunning, unobstructed panoramic views of the Kohala Coast-- and you can watch and listen to the whales migrating right in front of you from the lanai or the living spaces during the months when they are migrating.
The home is beautifully furnished and fully equipped, to ensure a comfortable and relaxing visit from the moment you open the front gates and take in the gorgeous scenery. There are many spaces for enjoying time together (open living area, in-kitchen, dining room, seating area in master suite, lanai) as well as ample opportunity for each guest to enjoy privacy as desired. Each bedroom offers a full private bath and entertainment resources including flat screen TV (6 in all) with DVD player. The home is equipped with High Speed Wifi, A/C and heated pool/spa.
Bedroom configuration: CalKing in master suite, king in second bedroom, queen in third bedroom, two twins (that can be made into king on request) in fourth bedroom, two twin XL beds (set up as daybeds/cannot be combined) in fifth bedroom. Most rooms offer views.
This luxury home includes the following:
* 3,950 square feet of living space with an additional 1,000 square feet of covered lanai
* Built-in gas grill and beautiful Restoration Hardware teak and wicker patio furnishings.
* 5 full bedrooms and 6 baths (CalKing, King, Queen, two twins/King, two XL twin daybeds
* Professional chef's kitchen with top of the line appliances, cookware/knives, and cabinetry that is well-stocked with dishware-- serving up to 18 guests. Bar seating for 6 in the kitchen, and up to 12 in the dining room.
* Large open family/living room with amazing ocean views, and ample seating/room to spread out.
* Master suite you could live in!
We designed the home with flexible use in mind-- for one family or an extended group. This home is ideally configured for two families travelling together or for a multi-generational/extended family. It is also ideal for groups of friends or couples.
Please note that the home has five bedrooms-- and accordingly sleeps ten guests. A portable crib is available onsite.
Please also note a few house rules:
1. This home is strictly NON-smoking.
2. While we have and love dogs, we are not able to accommodate them or any other pets on property. This home is a pet-free zone.
3. Sorry, we are unable to host weddings, events, or parties of any size/type.
Please feel free to email or call as we are glad to answer your questions. Thanks for considering our home for your visit to Hawaii.
Michele and Mark Wheeler
My family stayed at this wonderful home for Thanksgiving week this year. There were 7 of us total - my husband and I, my parents and my three teenage sons. Overall, it was a blissful week with great weather and good company.
First, just a few general comments about the house. The home is well constructed and beautifully decorated with expensive finishing features. Although it looks like a U shape from the photos, it is actually two separate wings with a solid gate/door that serves as the entrance to the home. There are three bedrooms in one wing and two in the other. In the wing with three bedrooms, each bedroom is completely separate, and you walk outside under the lovely covered lanai to get to each, so it is very private in this respect. The other two are in the wing with the living room and kitchen. We have been looking to buy in Kohala Waterfront, so we checked out the location as compared to all the other homes. We debated an oceanfront home, but I'm glad we stayed here. The view is truly fantastic and because the Hawaiian path goes in front of the oceanfront homes, I did not feel it was as secure as this location. Not too many whales this time of year, but we did see a few and a school of dolphins.
The best part of the home was the following: the incredible view, the lovely and private rooms, the outdoor shower off the master bedroom, the lanai, the outdoor grill, the quiet location, great beach gear for the kids, the courteous and service oriented owners and staff.
Although not anyone's fault, we had just a few issues. The hot tub heater did not work and had to be replaced (which they did as quickly as possible), the internet was intermittent for several days (someone came out and fixed that too) and the AC in the back bedroom was also spotty (again, sent someone asap to address). When we made the owners aware, they worked quickly to resolve and offered to pay for a nice family dinner. Also, a few little things like temperatures not legible on stove and grill, ice machine in freezer doesnt work, living room sofa a little worn.
Given others reviews, I get the sense we just got unlucky with a few issues, and would not see this as a deterrant. We would certainly stay here again, and will always remember this as a special vacation together. Special thanks to Michele for her quick attention to issues, to Reuben the pool guy for going out of his way to try and make things work for us and sharing interesting Hawaii history.
Look no more, this is the best property for your visit to the Big Island.
From the moment you enter this property, a sense of relief that you chose wisely will take over.
The property is superbly laid out providing privacy and yet an open floor plan to gather with family. It is located in a quiet development with only a handful of properties nearby, perfect for family privacy. Anyone will tell you that the bulk of your visit to the Big Island will be spent in Kohala, and with this property, you will already be in the area.
Our days were spent exploring the Island and it was such a treat to return to this property to relax and recharge. The pool is magnificent, and the hot tub is located in such a way that you will have front row seating to the most spectacular sunsets you have ever seen.
The kitchen is well equipped so you won't run short on expressing your culinary side. The BBQ grill is also available to grill deliciously fresh Mahi Mahi from "Da Fish Shack" just 2.5 miles away.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are all fabulous, with the master bedroom taking its fair share of amazing vistas. During our stay we had refreshing trade winds cooling us down during the evenings and many nights were spent with the sliding glass doors open all the way allowing the sounds of the ocean to lull us to sleep.
Re-provisioning our groceries was easy by visiting the major markets in Waimea. So, with a little planning, you will be all set.
Our vacation was outstanding! The house seems to get better with each day. Still picturing the views from everywhere you stand around the home. Lots of whales and dolphins.
It was hard to leave even to go to the beach.
We rented this lovely home for a week and I was impressed, the pictures do not do this home justice as in person it is spectacular!! it is Ideally located close to the major beaches and resorts,the Oceanfront views are amazing, The Owner is so nice to work with, I highly Recommend this Beautiful Home.Thank You Michele for sharing your exceptional home with us.
Our multi-generational family of 10 spent a glorious week in this spectacular and perfectly equipped home on the Kohala coast. We loved the breathtaking views of the ocean from all the living areas - complete with the spinner dolphin pod that swam past the cove each morning. Everyone enjoyed the perfectly blue lounging pool to cool off when we were not at the nearby beaches of Hapuna or Mauna Kea.
It was spotlessly clean, the owners are both professional and kind and the staff very helpful. We would have stayed forever. This is a must see, must visit home!
Oh, and don't miss the Fish Hut and fish taco truck 2 miles down the road. Quite an experience to buy hawaiian fish, fresh off the boat.
We meet family there coming from Japan and the US. Was very easy to access from the airport. Owner is very accessible, attentive, professional when making arrangements and in touch upon arrival. The caretaker was also very accessible and could quickly trouble shoot over the phone, 'where is the switch for the ceiling fan, accidently hit the wrong button on the TV'. That said they are also not in your space while you are there.
The whales and porpoise entertain you from your unobstructed view as they swim by. You could even hear the fin slaps and splashes when they breached. Pool is very nice and provided hours of entertainment. The bedrooms are separate so you can be there with family and very easily have your own space. Our kids are 6 and 9 and enjoyed it.
The house is on the ocean side of the road and very close to the coastline, there is one more road in the subdivision between the house and coast. It is a very unobstructed view and that section of the island isn't beach front so it is still a great location.
Having been to Maui several times the Big Island was a nice calm and quiet change of pace. You definitely understand why the Hawaiian culture is so spiritual after visiting such a beautiful island. Would definately recommend a visit and stay at this home!