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Private Hawaiian-Style Home - the Ohana

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This beautiful, hand-crafted, custom home, with open-beam, cedar ceilings, and air-conditioned bedrooms, is a perfect getaway vacation site. Located across from Kahaluu County Beach Park, you have views from the lanai to see spectacular sunsets and the local surfers by Saint Peters Church. Access to the best snorkeling on the Island is within a few minutes walk. The property is quiet with sounds of the surf, cooing of the doves, and privacy with no direct neighbors to any side.

Our free-form pool gives you that refreshing dip. This property has Hawaiian-made lava rock walls dating from the 13th, 19th, and 21st centuries. An archeological site, dating to the 1200s, forms the back yard. This vacation home is a must for you and your family to enjoy the real Hawaiian beauty we have made. Be our guests and come create a lasting memory for yourselves.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

Why The Owner chose Kona Coast

We live Port Angeles, Washington and bought this 1/2 acre parcel in 1998. My husband built and I decorated (Hawaiian-style) this handcrafted home. It allows any family to enjoy privacy for Lanai-ocean views and pool activities located at rear of house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Robyn Thanks so much for rearranging your schedule to accommodate our families. We loved your house! Saw lots of whales and surfers from the lanai. We left the 2 pack n plays in the garage. You can keep them for future renters or donate them. Hopefully we'll be back soon! And stay longer next time! Thanks again. Jessica
Jan 2015
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Keauhou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Off Kitchen area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , In lower bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , On upper level as living/dining area with large Lanai
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On lower level, 3/4 bath, tile floor, TV, off carport
    Sleep-Aire Sofa-Bed/In living/dining area with 3/4 bath off - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Electric blow-up sofa mattress. Outdoor blinds f/privacy
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Private Hawaiian-Style Home - the Ohana
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

So Delighted!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was lucky enough to find the Ohana gem. John and Robyn were so easy to work with, very flexible, and the caretaker, Tom, was tremendous as well. The landscaping is impeccable. The home is well equipped with staples, but it also had the little "extras" that made the trip wonderful. We loved the design of the home and the huge lanai gave us even more space, but privacy, too. The beds were all very comfortable with quality linens. We particularly enjoyed the way it was situated on the hill but very close to the beach...far enough from the city of Kona that we felt we were a bit isolated, but 15 minutes from Kona. There is a nice shopping center 5 minutes south with great local flavor surrounding the little community. We would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Ohana for 1 week in July. I agree with all the other 5 star reviews, and the house was better than expected. It was perfect! My husband & I shared the house with our daughter & son-in-law. The bedrooms were very private because they are in a separate building from the kitchen/dining room/ living room. One upstairs & one downstairs. The upstairs rooms were connected by the deck and the 2 building are maybe 10 feet apart. This is difficult to tell by the photos & description, but it was not a problem at all. It made the property unique and the upstairs rooms gave you the feeling of being in an incredible Hawaiian tree house with an ocean view. John & Robyn did an amazing job with the architecture & interior design style. It felt like a welcoming home with the perfect amount of aloha. And I need to mention the awesome caretaker, Tom. He was very accommodating and kept the grounds perfectly groomed. Nice to have a friendly local as your neighbor. Can I say perfect again? The Miletich Ohana was the perfect Kona vacation home. We hope we can visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and another couple spent a week in Mar 2016, at this beautiful house. It is as advertised but I do not think that the pictures actually do it justice, it is much nicer than the pictures. The sunsets from the lanai were beautiful. The house is very well equipped with modern, clean appliances. The pool is a nice touch and was perfect for relaxing. There is excellent snorkeling just steps away. This is a great place and all 4 of us that stayed there would highly recommend it .

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loving the Sunshine

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your house in Kona. Everything was very clean and well stocked. The pool was quite refreshing, and the location was excellent--far enough from the center of activities to be quiet, but not so far as to be inconvenient.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, as advertised

  • 5 of 5

We spent a happy thirteen nights at the Ohana. The house (houses, actually) had a warm, "island" feel, and it was a two minute walk to Kahalu'u Beach, with its excellent snorkeling. The pool and back yard area were peaceful, and afforded us a private sanctuary whenever we felt like being hermits. The air conditioners in the bedrooms came in handy at night, although the fans kept us cool enough in the daytime. The sunset view from the lanai was really beautiful. The caretaker, Jeff, was extremely friendly, and his thorough knowledge of the island and the neighborhood smoothed the way for us. There are many places to eat, drink and shop within a short drive, but the house is a bit away from the bustle of the Ali-i Drive "strip", which suited us just fine. The beautiful little geckos were pleasant companions; they are pretty much always around. Lots of bird life as well- mourning doves, cardinals, etc.

Overall, it's easy for us to recommend the Ohana wholeheartedly to anyone who is looking for a beautiful, private place to decompress when they come to the Big Island. Mahalo, Robyn And John!

P.S.- If you are there at 11:30 A.M. on the first of the month, don't panic when you hear the tsunami warning siren- it's just the monthly test!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home--Would stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

The Ohana was our Kona-area home for 10 days. There were 2 couples staying the first week; mu husband and I stayed on an extra 3 days after the other couple left. The owner was very flexible in working out an extra 3 days for my husband and me.

The home was just as promised and the photos are a good representation of it. The home was well stocked with basic staples and kitchen tools. We BBQ'd each night (fresh Ahi from Costco is the best!) and enjoyed a nice dinner out on the lanai. Lovely sunsets many evenings. We could walk down and be in the water snorkeling at the best spot we found in our 10 days (except perhaps Captain Cook) in 10 minutes. Wow! Note, we did NOT ever have time to swim in the pool.

The washer/dryer worked well and was stocked with laundry soap and dryer sheets. There were coolers, beach chairs, beach towels, etc. for our use as well. Very nice and made us feel "at home".

The house was spot-less and the yard/garden well cared for. The caretaker was available and lives in the property just up from the Ohana.

All was quiet and private, except for one evening there was something happening until about 9:30 pm at the nearby Outrigger such that we could hear some fairly loud music. It only happened one night during our 10 day stay.

Some fun things we did: Kona Boys at Kealakekua are great for kayak rentals to to out to Captain Cook to snorkel. Sat in the bay on our kayaks for about 30 minutes as a pod of spinner dolphins circled our boats. Awesome!

The Coffee Shack is wonderful for breakfast, with a beautiful view. Be sure to try it. And Hula Daddy has an amazing tour if you are a Kona coffee lover. Be sure also to take a day (full-day) to visit the Volcano (Kilauea) and don't skip driving out on Chain Of Craters road to see where the lava covered the road and creamed a seaside resort (1986). Also great little place to eat in Volcano in Kiawe Kitchen. Suprisingly good!. And Jackie Reys in Kailua-Kona has great seafood, no ocean view though.

Huggo's for a drink and watching the sunset (go to Jackie Reys to eat though). And love Crazy Shirt for comfortable aloha-wear.

The Ohana is a nice place. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks again, Robin, for a comfy home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Kona Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Keauhou Area
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keauhou Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Kahaluu Beach County Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Miletich Ohana
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Renting for 14 nights or more will give you one night FREE

$200 deposit by personal check. This will be deducted from balance that is due two weeks prior to arrival

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