KOHALA GUEST SUITE . . . SECLUDED & PRIVATE! PANORAMIC VIEWS!

Mel Yanos

Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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KOHALA GUEST SUITE . . . SECLUDED & PRIVATE! PANORAMIC VIEWS!

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Spacious 816 Sf, One Bedroom, Bath, Living Room, Study, Kitchen & 34 Ft Veranda.

Lei O Kohala is located in historic North Kohala, in the ancient ahupua'a division of Puuepa. Surrounded by several na pu'u (volcanic cinder cones), the hillside setting has unobstructed views of Haleakala, Maui across the Alenuihaha Channel. Bordering Parker Ranch on the west, the south and east sides are also undeveloped, giving the vacation rental seclusion and privacy. Puuepa is the site of the ancient Mo'okini Heiau (temple) whose origins date back 1,500 years ago to the first human migration from the Marquesas. Puuepa is also the birthplace of King Kamehameha the Great who conquered and unified the Hawaiian Islands. Decades later, St. Damien became the pastor of Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church before taking on his destined work of charity at the Kalaupapa Leper Colony on Molokai. Lei O Kohala is located near the old sugar plantation town of Hawi with its many shops, galleries and restaurants. 2 miles further, quaint Kapaau town is the site of the original statue of King Kamehameha. Continuing on the Akoni Pule Highway, you will end at the outlook overlooking breathtakingly beautiful and inspiring Pololu Valley. To the south of Lei O Kohala Vacation Rental, world class white and black sand beaches are as near as a short 20 minute drive. Up country Kamuela is located 30 minutes away. Kona International Airport is located 50 minutes away.

Enjoy your morning complimentary Kona blend coffee on the veranda while as many as 20 species of birds greet you with their songs. Sip your favorite wine on the terrace under the venerable whispering ironwood trees. Don’t be surprised if the curious Parker Ranch cattle come right up to the fence and stare at you! Or if the wild tom turkey leads his flock across the open pasture. Lei O Kohala is located where the rainy part of North Kohala ends, and the arid landscape begins. This climate transition frequently gives birth to incredibly gorgeous rainbows! And blessed are those late afternoons as the setting sun paints the sky with hues of gold, pink, orange and red. On a clear new moon night, step outside, look up and marvel at nature’s incomparable grand display of the Milky Way spreading across the star lit sky. Lei O Kohala is a place of beauty, peace and inspiration.

The guest suite is a spacious 816 sf, one bedroom, one bath, living room, study with full kitchen. It is a totally separate unit with its own private entrance. It is so self-contained that you wouldn't think the guest suite was part of the main house. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a bay window dining area. Step through the double French doors and relax on the 34 feet veranda with views of the ocean and Maui. The living room is furnished with heirloom heritage koa furniture and a pune’e (day bed) for lounging. The bedroom is appointed with a luxury Stearns & Foster pillow top queen bed and accented with Hawaiian design quilted pillows. Need internet connectivity? Sit at the Tommy Bahama desk in the study and connect to the free wi-fi or hard wire. 40” flat screen TV. Full range 2.1 speaker system to plug into your iPod. Choice Hawaiian CDs are available for your listening pleasure as are a cooler, beach towels, mats and sand chairs for your beach outings.

Since its recent start up in April 2013, Kohala Guest Suite has received wonderful guest reviews, all with 5 star ratings. Come, stay at Kohala Guest Suite and experience the Hawaiian Hospitality as it is meant to be!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Mel Yanos

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english

Your host, Mel, was born and raised in North Kohala. As a vacation rental operator in North Kohala, he is one of an elite few who can make that claim. He learned the heart of hospitality from his parents who immigrated from the Philippines. Later he learned the business of hospitality at Cornell University. After a lifelong hotel career which took him to San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Puerto Rico, Boston, Anchorage, Kauai and Hawaii Island, Mel returns to the essence of hospitality as originally learned from his parents . . . giving from the heart.

After living in many parts of the country, Mel chose to return to his birthplace. It’s often spoken that one chooses to go to Kohala; Kohala is a destination. Unlike other locales, Kohala is set apart from the Mamalahoa Highway which encircles Hawaii Island. The isolated nothern geographical location and its warm residents give Kohala its unique sense of community unlike any other.

Lei O Kohala is about our ancestors, the melding of cultures, and the sacredness of the land. It’s about how we love and respect those around us and the environment we live in. Mel embraces these spiritual ideals and wants his guests to experience the Art of Hospitality in the old Hawaiian style and grace. He carefully crafted Lei O Kohala Vacation Rental so his guests will feel the peace, serenity and love from this special place in Puuepa.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Kohala Guest Suite . . . Secluded & Private! Panoramic Views!
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
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Hawi Kohala Coast
5

PARADISE IN THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BIG ISLAND!!

  • 5 of 5
We couldn't have chosen any better. This was the perfect way to finish our honeymoon on The Big Island. The rental was spotless. Mel was an extraordinary host and made our stay special and unforgettable. He gave us some advise of thing to do around the area and his breakfast was fantastic, truly a Hawaii treat!

Would definitely come back for more adventures.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Hawi Kohala Coast
Vancouver, BC
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
This is a great house to stay in! The house is clean and well maintained and all areas of the house are spacious and airy. The host made us feel extremely welcome and provided a great breakfast each morning, which we had the pleasure of eating on the large North facing balcony, with great views of the ocean. The house is ideally located for access to Kohala Mountain Road, Waimea, Hawi, Pololu Valley, and we even took a trip to Mauna Kea while we were staying here. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay and we would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Big Island of Hawaii
4

COMFORTABLE STAY

  • 4 of 5
Mel offered us comfort, privacy, and lots of Aloha. Great place to base from to explore the Kohala coast.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Hawi Kohala Coast
Ucluelet, British Columbia
5

HAWAIIN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST.

  • 5 of 5
Where to begin? So many good things to say! Mel our host is one of the nicest hosts ever. Very genuine and caring - makes sure you have everything you need. The suite is comfortable with a wonderfully comfortable bed, kitchen is nice as we like to eat in. A supply of coffee to get you started and the bonus of a hot breakfast delivered most mornings, when Mel is available. We had breakfast 8 out of 10 mornings. Not part of the rental but a nice little extra gift. The lanai overlooking the sea is where we spent many hours with morning coffee and a late afternoon glass of wine. The view is everchanging, with Haleakala on Maui visible some of the time. Amazing. This rental is 2 miles from the little town of Hawi, with some lovely galleries and restaurants. Very friendly little town. There are some amazing beaches within 20 min. drive, our favorite was Waimea Beach (or sometimes called 69) beach. Good snorkelling and lots of shady trees. Also famous Hapuna Beach. Poluli Valley with black sand beach is 10 miles up the road and worth a hike down. I could go on forever, but you should consider this rental when exploring the North of the Big Island. We will come back! All the reviews are accurate.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WONDERFUL TIME

  • 5 of 5
My young daughter and I had a wonderful time at this property. The owner was very nice and his breakfasts are the best thing we ate during our entire trip. Nice views of the ocean. Very quiet. Nice bird watching. I would recommend to anyone looking for the exact opposite of a large resort.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

PEACEFUL KOHALA

  • 5 of 5
The pictures are property . The location is good for seeing the north side if the island. The owner was pleasant and helpful. he cooked us wonderful breakfasts each morning. I would recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Kona International Airport
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Hawi Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Special
Jul 16 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$99
 
 
High Season
Dec 14 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$115
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Stays for 1 or 2 nights may be available in the current week; please inquire. Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

No hidden or additional cleaning fees!!!

Cancellation Policy

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

Hawi Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 816 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Luxury Stearns & Foster Pillow Top Bed, Memory foam pillow, Non allergenic duvet and cover
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Golf
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
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