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Chris Wej

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Panoramic Ocean and Sunset Views - 3.5 acre Retreat

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Kohala Coast Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Spacious and Comfortable 3 Bedrooms,(two are open bedrooms) 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Thank you for showing interest in Kohala Lodge. This Beautiful 2400 square ft craftsman-style Paniolo (cowboy) retreat sets on 3.5 acers located at the Northwest coast of the Big Island above Historic town of Hawi. Wi-Fi available

The Lodge House has three bedrooms two baths and sleeps six comfortably. The second floor loft bedrooms overlooks the great room with large fireplace and 30 foot ceilings. Make a cozy fire for those cool evenings ( fire wood provided )

The spacious Master bedroom is located on the main floor with private bathroom. The Lodge House is a unique timber-framed paniolo-style ranch home made of high quality large yellow cedar wood. Come enjoy paradise in this relaxing, beautiful home with spectacular ocean and sunset views from just about every room.

Relax on the expansive font deck overlooking the ocean / see the Whales spouting when they are migrating through Hawaii. Finish your day barbequing on the grill and enjoy your food in our fully furnished kitchen.

Beach gear / Boogy boards / Towels and Laundry are also available...

The Kohala Coast offers great restaurants, shopping, Hawaiian culture, nature, beaches, hiking, zip lining, exploring, adventure, and much more. Come feed the animals and experience Kohala Lodges Charm / for more info go to: The horses of Kohala Lodge. Create your own special memories that will last a lifetime...

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  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chris Wej (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Chris Wej

We fell in love with this magical property on top of the hill and decided to build a unique dream house for our retirement. We are too young to retire so decided to share it with you and your family as a vacation rental.

Chris Wej purchased this lodge in 1997

Why Chris Wej chose Kohala Coast

North Kohala is known as God's country. It is the richest part of the island in terms of natural beauty.

What makes this lodge unique

There are spectacular coastal views and You can see the chain of Hawaiian Island from the Lodge. There are moonbows on certain nights. Star gazing is perfect from this property.


based on 25 traveler reviews

Panoramic Ocean and Sunset Views - 3.5 acre Retreat
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Do not look any further, I have stayed in many short term rentals and this is by far the best place to stay on the Big Island. The Kohala Lodge is so charming. A big bonus is viewing the animals at the Lodge and meeting Chris himself. If you want to get a sense of The Big Island, look no further. This place is SO SPECIAL, you will not want to leave. Book Now, before your dates are gone! Hopefully you can stay at this amazing place. There is nothing else like it on the Big Island!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wenatchee, WA

Beautiful, peaceful property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Kohala Lodge. Our flight came in at 9pm and we had no problem getting to the house and settling in. Everything was just as described, if not better. The next day we were able to shop at Costco in Kona for supplies/groceries and then hit the beach in the afternoon (Hapuna is just 30 minutes or so from the house). We eventually caught up with Chris and chatted a bit about the history of the property while being entertained by his 10 day old lamb! The view from the porch is amazing and refreshing. We really didn't want to leave! If you'd like to get away from the chaos of the beaches and experience a truly restful vacation, this is the spot for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful view, authentically appointed paniolo style Hawaiian lodge

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 spent Christmas at the Kohala lodge and it was wonderful! Sunrise and sunset views of the ocean, a fireplace for cool evenings, and a 15-25 minute drive to private coves or world-class beaches during the day. The home is wonderfully appointed with an old paniolo cowboy-style feel and sits on the hillside overlooking pastures with horses and sheep. Light showers flow in and out of the area so the grass between the gravel driveway and the front porch was quite muddy and there’s no way around it. A stepping stone or gravel pathway would be the only suggestion I could make to the owners to help with this transition from car to porch. Other than this, our stay was wonderful and we would happily return to the Kohala Lodge again.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Lovely getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

This place was the perfect spot for a getaway. So serene, amazing views, and a completely different perspective from elsewhere on the island. We brought our kids (2 and 5) and they loved the area though we were thankful for a few DVDs and toys that were in the lodge to entertain them. The kitchen had most of what we needed. Hawi is a short drive (under 10 minutes) for grocery shopping and restaurants (Sushi Rock was great, even for the kids.)

The lodge looks exactly like the photos, even down to the cowboy boots. We loved sitting on the porch with a tea or coffee and enjoying the views and watching the animals. We drove to Pololu Valley and did the short hike down to the black sand beach and up again (even our 5 year old did it -- the 2 year old had to be carried up.) Not too far from Waimea which has a GREAT kids playground, fun farmers market. We also hit Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea beach (go early, like before 9am, to the latter if you want parking) and stopped at Anuenue Shave Ice on the way back. Only about 30 minutes away. The laundry facilities were much appreciated.

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Markham, Ontario

Great accommodations and hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay in if you are seeking a peaceful setting which is clean and well appointed. Great hospitality from our hosts. The north end of the island offers a new perspective on the Big Island and is well worth exploring! Thank you Carol, Chris and Justin!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One with nature

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we got on the island Chris was there to make our stay wonderful. When we were lost he gladly and easily have us directions multiple times.( and it's actualy not that confusing)

Upon arrival we were greeted with rolling lush green hills, fresh air, beautiful horses and a scenic ocean view. What more could you ask for. No Ac but there is a nice breeze through the house and great fan system. The stars at night are the most incredible. They leave food out to feed their animals and the horses were so much fun! The owners don't even make you feel like you're on their property despite them living a little space over. You feel like you have the space and privacy of the land to yourself. Definitely a great place to stay.

Only thing is that the place is a tad musty because the air is moist and you keep windows open but it's nothing to deter one from planing a vacation there!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
kona Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bamboo Resturant
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
route 250
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Hiking several Trails

Pololu Lookout and Trail

Pololu Black Sand Beach

Zipline Adventure

Hapuna Beach is 25 minute drive


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

First payment non refundable / Any damages will be charged to your credit card on file

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kohala Coast Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathrooms are on the main level. One is located in the Master suite and the other is location in the common living area located at the bottom of the stairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 king , Full Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , Open loft bedroom with ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Open loft bedroom with King Bed overlooking great room
  • Master bedroom with private bathroom. Bedroom 2 and 3 are upstairs in an open loft area with a room divider.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Reconnect with your family and friends. Enjoy this beautiful Lodge that will add warmth to your vacation experience

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