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Kohala Estates Sweeping Ocean Views & Close to Best Beaches.

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Kohala Estates House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our Hawaii home is called Kailani, in Hawaiian Kai Means Ocean and Lani means heavenly. We named our home because of the fabulous sweeping views of the ocean from most of the rooms and the 1200 square feet lanai facing the ocean. We are lucky to have breathtaking sunsets all year round, it rarely rains on the gold coast and with grounds of over an acre the house is both private and quiet. The 1.2 acres of land on which the house sits gives you real privacy and an experience of living in Hawaii that cannot be experienced in the resort rentals.

Our home is a spacious four bedroom house with a fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, laundry room, two en suite master a large third guest bathroom with a large shower. The house layout also is perfect for three couples, with the master suites being at either end of the house or for a family needing four bedrooms . The house is conveniently located in Kohala Estates three miles north of the small harbor town of Kawaihae and less than 35 miles north of Kona airport on the west coast of Big Island, a very easy drive north. The house is situated around 800 feet above sea level and benefits from onshore and offshore breezes that keep the house at perfect temperature range all year round; on average the sun shines 320 days a year. The breezes naturally cool the house but there are ceiling fans in bedrooms and living areas to ensure your comfort.

There are two master bedroom suites, both rooms have their own bathrooms, slider patio windows and private patio access and when you open your eyes each morning from your bed you have a wonderful view of the ocean and palm trees. The larger master bedroom has a King size bed with padded mattress, a master bathroom with a spa bath, a large separate shower and a large walk-in closet. There is also a flat screen TV and DVD. The 2nd master suite has a padded top Queen bed, a bathroom with a large shower with an ocean view. The third bedroom has a partial ocean view, palm trees and open countryside looking towards the tip of Haleakela on Maui. The third large bedroom is next door to the large family bathroom with a large walk-in shower. The 3rd bedroom has a Queen bed and a Twin bed, so the room works well for either a couple or for children. We also have a fourth study bedroom with a twin bed, so the home sleeps 8 very comfortably. Just like a hotel all the bathrooms are equipped with hairdryers.

This area is rightly called the gold coast, just a few minutes drive south are some of Big Island’s prestige hotels with beautiful beaches and facilities; all beaches in Hawaii are accessible to the public. We are approximately 10 minutes north of Hapuna Beach, one of Hawaii’s finest beaches. This area is a perfect base for your holiday with beautiful tropical beaches, water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving and kayaking all within an easy drive. There are a number of world class golf courses close by and this area is prime Humpback Whale watching territory between December and April. From the grounds you can see observatories on nearby Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano. Mauna Kea is the highest point in the Pacific Basin, and the highest island-mountain in the world; the lower slopes of Mauna Kea are popular for hunting, hiking, sightseeing and bird watching.

Kailani has been extensively refurbished and upgraded over the last year. The house is decorated in colors of the ocean and we hope you will enjoy the contemporary beach house style. The living room, separate dining area and kitchen all have direct wide ocean views, there is a full size well equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, the open plan kitchen has a breakfast bar that will easily accommodate four people. The living area has a flat screen TV if you can take your eyes off the ocean view; there is also cable TV and a library of DVDs and Wi-Fi. There are a number of Big Island guidebooks and cookery books if you need inspiration to try out some of the superb local food-or just put some fresh caught fish on the propane grill. A large 1200 square foot lanai runs along the back of the house facing the ocean so there is plenty of space for eating, entertaining, relaxing and stargazing.

There is a well equipped separate laundry room with a new Samsung front loading washing machine and dryer. Hawaii has the highest cost of electricity in the US and high water costs so if you visit our home you will see we have made every effort to keep our energy and water usage as efficient as possible.

We hope you will consider this your home -you are very welcome to use cooler chests, picnic backpacks, cooler bags, beach towels, beach chairs, beach mats etc stored in the entrance cupboard.

The house is non smoking, in common with most Hawaiian homes this is a shoe free zone so bring your flip flops, or slippers as they are called In Hawaii! We hope you find our home a clean and relaxing environment and that you will love Hawaii as much as we do. We are happy to share our local knowledge if you need help finding things, we are happy to recommend where to shop, eat, find farmer’s markets, where to sail or dance under the stars………or just stay at your Hawaiian home and enjoy another spectacular sunset.

Mahalo (thanks) for taking the time to read this description, a hui hou (see you soon)

Discounts will be considered for reservations within six weeks-please call for special rates for accommodation and cleaning.

The Kailani team

Keywords: Kohala Coast, Hapuna Beach,4 bedroom home, sunset, ocean views, expansive, close to beach, Kohala Estates, Big Island, Hawaii, family lodging, discount, travel.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Michael Salmoiraghi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2016

Why Michael Salmoiraghi chose Kohala Coast

We love the area, it's an easy drive from the airport and the climate is perfect all year round. We have wonderful clean air coutesy of the Tradewinds, access to spectacular beaches and a view of the ocean when we wake. We never tire of the ocean colors and the sunsets followed by the starshow most nights.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Kohala Estates Sweeping Ocean Views & Close to Best Beaches.
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Best value on Kohala Coast!

  • 5 of 5

We live on the island and were in need of extra space for family and friends visiting. I came across this lovely property and had a seamless experience with the property manager who answered questions promptly and informatively. The home itself is modern, spotless and very comfortable, and the views are amazing. Because the group primarily came to our home for visiting and eating, they didn't make much use of the kitchen facilities but it is very well equipped with everything you need to make you feel at home. The property is exactly as represented in the pictures, which isn't always the case. Without a doubt this will be the "go to" property to house friends and family in the future. Thanks to Michael for being available as needed and the great communication!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This house was used by workers from Japan that came to help work on a project. There was a total of 5 men staying in this house. They loved this house and it's location. When we brought them back for another project they did request this house again for there stay, unfortunately it wasn't available at the time we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for three weeks in this lovely house, family came with spouses and friends, for a total of 7 people at one time, the house was spacious, airy, well maintained. I am partially disabled and access was easy, with ample parking for three cars. The view from the house is amazing, watching the ocean and the sunsets. I spent most days at the best beaches I have ever visited and we cooked in the generously sized kitchen, buying our fish just down the road. Restaurants in the area are exceptional. The management company was attentive and friendly. Towns nearby include Waimea, a good source for coffee, restaurants, farmers markets, I enjoyed the beauty of the volcanoes, took drives around the island for incredible scenery. This part of the island is very dry, so most days are clear and sunny. I would stay there again, without hesitation, and would recommend it for anyone who enjoys ocean views and the best weather in the world. Much is available through local resorts, or a short trip to Kona, including outriggers, snorkeling, fishing, swimming, zip lines and helicopter rides.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough good about this VRBO. Besides the fact that the house is wonderful, the customer service was outstanding. They made sure that everything was perfect for us. The house is nicely laid out and offers nice privacy even if you're there with a group. The location was great for us as well. It's on the west coast, (the dry side of the island). Close enough to drive anywhere within a reasonable amount of time (you do need a car), but very private with beautiful views. Beaches are close by. Waimea is only 15 or 20 minutes. Lots of hiking and historical sights are close by also. The only draw back we found was unusually hot weather and the unit doesn't have air conditioning. We purchased a couple of fans which helped, but everyone in Hawaii said it's not usually so hot, and the trade winds were not blowing. Very unusual. The owners can't help the weather so we really have no complaints at all. We will definitely be back here without even checking anywhere else. We didn't want to leave. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax and Enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property in July 2015...The manager is friendly and accommodating and I appreciated the detailed instructions he gave us to find the home and how to "check in" since this was our first time renting a VRBO property...This is a great home for families who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the resort areas...just about a 20 minute drive up to Waimea there are some great restaurants and supermarkets. Hapuna beach is just a short drive down the road and the kids loved that...The home itself was clean and well stocked with everything we needed. Brand new washer was a plus! The area is very quiet at night and a great place to relax and unwind...we spent a lot of time outside cooking on the bbq and watching the had a blast playing bocce ball in the backyard! Unfortunately during our stay it was very hot with very little tradewinds to cool us AC unit in the bedroom would have been awesome but during the cooler months you wouldn't need it...despite this we had a great family vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this home with my daughter for one week early August, 2015. First of all, management and staff are as friendly as they come, and they really care that you're comfortable. The house has plenty of space and gathering areas, not to mention it's better stocked than my own house!! If there's something you'd expect a house to have I bet you will find it here. As for cleanliness this house gets a 5 stars as well. Everything, from the furniture, appliances, cabinets, towels, beds, etc. was sparkling clean when we arrived. Tasteful open decoration and design will make you feel at home, and as another reviewer said, watch out, when it's time to leave, you probably won't want to!! Now, if you want to be close to urban action, large department stores, etc. this place is not for you and you'd be better off in Kona or Hilo, but if you want tranquility, disconnect, or simply have your "vacation headquarters" at a location that delivers that an more, then I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Kona Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Seafood Grill
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Mauna Kea Beach
Car: necessary

WHALE WATCHING: From December to early May the humpback whales call Hawaii home. Whale-watching tours let you see Hawaii’s humpbacks for yourself. The road north to Hawi (Kamuela Highway) is also a great place to pull over and watch the whales. Roughly 6,000 to 8,000 humpback whales visit Hawaii each year and current studies may increase those estimates- there may never have been a better time to come and whale watch in Hawaii.


Rates & Availability

Kohala Estates House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Base Rate is quoted for 2 people using the main house & master suite.
High season rate is November 1 to April 30.
Booking a full week includes one free night.
Additional guests and rooms are $25/person/night.
Non-Refundable Cancellation Policy. Travelers Insurance Recommended.

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Kohala Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2016 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All 3 full bathrooms come with walk-in showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) padded matress, Queen size Beds (2) padded matress cover, Twin Beds (2).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is very private and has grounds of well over an acre

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