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Spectacular Ocean Views, Sunsets, 40' Solar Heated Salt Water Pool With Spa

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Eia Makou (Here we are!) is the name of our fabulous home with both gorgeous ocean and mountain views. For decades our family traveled to the Big Island. Our kids grew up learning Hawaiian dances and Polynesian culture. Finally, we were able to buy our dream home, and now we share it with you. Please see reviews submitted by our guests, many of whom return every year. Hawaii is special. A Hawaiian Kahu blessed our home, and we have furnished it Hawaiian style, with every modern amenity blended into the spirit of Aloha. The furnishings reflect the combination of excitement and relaxation and all are in the Hawaiian tradition, from the lime and lemon trees (pick your own) to the historic Hawaiian memorabilia on the walls. There are TVs in all three bedrooms as well as in the great room. The kitchen is as complete as one could wish. Eia Makou is the perfect spot for family bonding and offers a base for exploring the diversity of the Big Island, from beaches to volcanoes. E komo mai ('please come in.')

Key Words: Vacation Home, Private, Pool and Spa, Ocean Views

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Yamanaka
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Why Barbara Yamanaka chose Kohala Estates

Perfect spot for whale watching and temperature.

What makes this house unique

Close to everything important to visiting Hawaii. This home is located just 10 minutes from the best beach on the Big Island, Hapuna Beach. There are also 5 other beaches within a 20 minute drive to choose from.

Just 3 miles down the road you can catch your Whale watching boat that leaves from the Kawaihae Harbor, along with sunset cruises, deep sea fishing expeditions and scuba diving excursions.

There are excellent restaurants serving Local fast foods as well as Seafood, Gourmet pizza, Pacific Cuisine, Sushi, Burgers, Ice Cream and Shave Ice, along with night time music and dancing. 4-5 star restaurants are within the 20 minute driving range, and shopping for just about any and all tastes can be found at the Waikoloa King and Queen shops. For even more options try The Shops at Mauna Lani. Also located at The Shops at Mauna Lani is a full grocery store so that you can stock up on what you need.

The weather is consistant here with only 7 ' of rain on avarage per year.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Every year my wife and I rent a house for vacation.

Usually in Maui. This was our first trip to the Big Island. I must tell you

that everything exceeded our expectations for a great vacation.

The house was perfect. We really appreciated the work that you put into

making the house clean and comfortable. All of the little touches and

amenities really make a difference, so thank you. We have stayed in a lot of

homes over the years, this was one of the best. On our last day we were

trying to figure out when we could come back!

Loved the Big Island! Like I said it was our first trip and we thought it

was great. So much less crowded than Maui. But with lots to do. The people

were really friendly, which we thought was really nice. Didn't do the

Volcano, we are saving that one for next time.

Thanks again and we will be back next year!
Feb 2011
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Kohala Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We live in a quiet residential neighborhood. We do not permit parties of more that 10 persons.
  • Please do not staple or tape anything in or outside of the house. Removal and cleaning of this does not fall under "regular cleaning"
  • Please be safe and respectful of the house and neighborhood!
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (currently turned into a king size bed, but can be converted to 2 twin beds)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood. We ask that our guests be respectful. We do not allow parties of more than 6 guests to stay in the house nor do we give permission for gatherings of more than 10 persons.


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Spectacular Ocean Views, Sunsets, 40' Solar Heated Salt Water Pool With Spa
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 44 reviews
Ben Lomond, CA

Ideal, peaceful home with great amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on the big island many times and this home offered the peace and quiet that we were looking for. The open floor plan with the view out to the pool was perfect. We spent a lot of time on the covered lanai enjoying the landscaping and long-range ocean view. They have made a point of providing separation from the neighbors so you really have a sense of privacy. We really liked that the master bedroom was separate from the two bedrooms on the other side of the house. Barbara was fantastic in responding immediately to our questions and a couple of items that need attention. We appreciated that it was a little cooler than down at the coast and enjoy the variety of weather. We look forward to returning soon!

Vicki L.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great place, overlooking the coast. Cool evening breezes and a great spa/pool and patio for us to enjoy. Lunches out while exploring and home gourmet dinners and wine.

The well stocked kitchen made preparing the great variety of local produce easy. A great wine store in nearby Waimea completed the dinners. The rooms spacious, we wanted for nothing. The location provides expansive open vistas yet the house and grounds are very private. Everything is well maintained and overseen by our wonderful hostess Barb. We look forward to returning here and continuing our adventures on the Big Island of Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Clean and Private!

  • 5 of 5

This property is so impressive! It is at the end of the road, so quiet and so private. It is clean and well stocked with whatever you may need. From plenty of bathroom & beach towels to anything you may need in the kitchen. It is beautifully maintained and the décor is lovely.

It has a lovely view and the pool is clean and warm.

I HIGHLY recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, private, quiet home. All the amenities you need are provided. Gorgeous lap pool and spa with fantastic ocean view! Master bedroom is on opposite side of house from the other bedrooms making it great for 2or 3 couples to share costs and enjoy privacy. We highly recommend the house. Location was perfect as well. Forty-five minutes from Kona airport. Close enough to all good beaches and activities, yet far enough away from the hustle-bustle of Kona for a very quiet, relaxing atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, son (8) and I had a incredible week staying at this lovely house. Barbara has thought of everything-- you will want/need nothing during your time here. If you decide to adventure for the day it is a wonderful place to come back to-- if you lazy the day away it's a wonderful place to do that too. We would love to stay here every time we come to the Big Island!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Great Views

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year staying in this neighborhood and this house was the nicest. The rooms are laid out well and the kitchen is well stocked. The pool can't be beat!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kohala Burger & Taco
Hamburger Restaurant
Kawaihae Kitchen
Asian Restaurant
Anuenue Ice Cream & Shave Ice
Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
Family Restaurant
Aloha Deli
Breakfast Restaurant
Seafood Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
al Vicolo
Italian Restaurant
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Number 3 Restaurant
Lunch Restaurant
Hapuna Golf Course
Cafe Hapuna
Three Frogs Cafe
Hapuna Beach State Park
Hot Malasadas Truck
Hale Kai Restaurant
Brown's Beach House Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
Bay Terrace
Buffet Restaurant
Ocean Bar & Grill
Lunch Restaurant
The Blue Room Brasserie
French Restaurant
Under the Bodhi Tree
Vegetarian Restaurant
Juice 101
Juice Shop
Kimo Bean Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
Hawaiian Restaurant
Shiono at Mauna Lani
Sushi Restaurant
Holy Smokes BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Minnie's Ohana Lim Style
Hawaiian Restaurant
Gill's Lanai
Kawaihae Kandyz
Waikoloa Restaurant & Bar
L&L Hawaiian Barbeque
Barbecue Restaurant
Nanbu Courtyard
Coffee Shop
Kings View Cafe
Kava Kafe
Kohala Coffee Mill
Coffee Shop
Sweet Potato Kitchen
Health Food Restaurant
Dona & Toni's
Italian Restaurant
CSC Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Mi Ranchito
Mexican Restaurant
Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Sushi Rock Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Island Lava Java Waikoloa
Racha Thai
Thai Restaurant
Pueo's Osteria, LLC
Italian Restaurant
Honolulu Coffee
Coffee Shop
Pizza Restaurant
Waikoloa Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Merriman's Big Island
American Restaurant
Red Water Cafe
American Restaurant
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant

Star Gazing on top of Mauna Kea, Whale Watching Tours, Scuba Diving, Surfing and Body Boarding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Damage Insurance $59

Nightly seasonal rate Up to 4 guests additional guest $20 each per night:Max guest 6 including children. Children must be able to swim. Discounts offered for active military. A cleaning fee is additional.

Check in is at 3:00 the day of arrival, and Check out is at 10:00 the day of departure.

*Payment and Cancellation: 90 days prior to your check-in, your reservation can be cancelled but we will only refund 50% of your payment.

Cleaning deposit of $500.00: Two hundred fifty dollars is non-refundable. (or 1-2 bedrooms) $275.00 for 3 bedrooms) Guests will received a refund of the balance provided their cleaning bill does not exceed the normal amount of hours necessary to clean the house after your departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund