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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 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

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Property Manager
Barbara Yamanaka
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

Why Barbara Yamanaka chose Kohala Coast

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Ocean Views, Sunsets, 40' Solar Heated Salt Water Pool With Spa
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 36 reviews

We love this Kohala vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything our family of six needed for our holiday vacation. It is clean, very well-equipped, and Barbara, the property manager, was very helpful and responsive to our questions and needs.

The house is located in a country-like setting, with privacy, beautiful landscaping, a large pool with spa and comfortable patio furniture. The house has a full ocean view and watching the sun set is a special part of our day!

We love that we can have easy access to all the best The Big Island has to offer from this house. It is a short drive to Waimea and Hawi and many first class beaches, restaurants, shopping, etc. It is always so welcoming to return to after a day trip and then to cool off in the pool! It just doesn't get any better than that!


  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, perfect

  • 5 of 5

Bobs 60 th BIRTHDAY dec 2 to dec. 16, 2016

We came for my husbands 60th birthday, our adult children came along with our 5 1/2 yr old grandson and our 8 yr old granddaughter! It was perfect size for the 6 of us:)

The pool was perfect, we were in it everyday of our stay! The house was perfect with everything you could need! It's close to restaurants shopping quadding snorkelling, and also to some of the best beaches we have been too!

Can't say enough, would highly recommend this property! We will definitely be back:)

And Barbara was amazing to work with, always prompt with any questions !

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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quiet, great place, great view and very nice swimming pool. house was very well supplied.

  • 4 of 5

see above

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house and location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Eia Makou with my family (husband and 3 kids, ages 7, 10 and 12) for 5 nights, and wish we could have stayed longer. The house is beautiful, clean, spacious, and well-stocked with towels, beach gear, etc. (Looks even better live than in the online pictures.) Barbara, the manager, was very responsive to any questions we had. The views from the house are amazing, both of the ocean and the surrounding mountains. The pool was fantastic - we swam every day and watched the sun set a few times from the house. The location is perfect, close to the charming towns of Waimea and Hawi, as well as resorts/shopping/dining in Waikoloa. Within an hour's drive are gorgeous views and hiking at Pololu and Waipi'o Valleys. Hapuna beach, ranked one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, is about 10 minutes away, as well as Mauna Kea beach. We went to one of these every day. The ice cream and shaved ice shop down the hill in Kawaihae (plaza next to gas station) was excellent. I would highly recommend the ziplines at Umauma Experience (about 90 minute drive), as well as one of the evening manta ray snorkeling or scuba cruises (we booked last minute with Sunlight on Water in Kona, which was great, though it looks like many companies do this and some may start in Kohala). If we ever return to the Big Island we will try and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the nicest and most well equipped home we have ever stayed at. Everything was first class and more than we had expected. Barbara was very helpful and gracious. We can hardly wait to come back to this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Kekaha, Hawaii

The best is waiting in the West

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many places on the Big Island, enjoying each in it's own way. This year, we thought we would do something different and stay in North Kohala. We often found ourselves gravitating towards the sunny dry side during our previous visits.

We have found the perfect place, as it is close to the beautiful beaches of the Kona Coast, and close to the charming town of Waimea.

We were late in discovering the Fish truck, and Da Fish House, across the street from the gas station in Kawaihae. You MUST NOT MISS IT.

It is the best place to buy fresh fish, and the best place for a casual lunch. Don 't let the look of the place scare you off. It is amazing.

It is not more than 10 minutes from the house.

Coming back to the house is always a pleasure, and taking a late afternoon swim in the large pool is the best. Sitting out to watch the spectacular sunsets over the ocean is a special pleasure to end the day. The hot tub is a perfect night cap!

The house has everything you need, and it is immaculate and clean. Barbara is amazing, and so helpful, if you need to know anything. She is quick and detailed in her responses, and it was so appreciated.

We would definitely return to this house, and most likely will.


  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Star Gazing on top of Mauna Kea, Whale Watching Tours, Scuba Diving, Surfing and Body Boarding


Rates & Availability

Kohala Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Jacuzzi/Propane $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee Deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.25%

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 for 4-6 guests is non-refundable. 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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Kohala Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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