About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4 with pull out sofa bed)
Don’t blow your entire vacation budget on a hotel. Stay at our newly remoldeled ocean-view one-bedroom apartment with its own private entrance, parking, bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and “lanai” (patio) in the prestigious gated community of Kohala Ranch on the Big Island's north shore.
For a fraction of the price of a single hotel room in the nearby resorts of Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani, and Waikoloa Beach, you and your significant other can spread out in 600 square feet of luxury plus a spacious private lanai/patio.
Part of a sprawling, custom-built ranch estate covering 3 acres, your Hawaii home away from home comprises 600 square feet of luxury, including a full working kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room, laundry room, and spacious private lanai with outdoor dining for 4 and gas BBQ.
Be part of the family with the owners, 3 dogs, and 1 horse, or take advantage of the privacy of your personal apartment. Your choice. The owners and designers of this modern ranch estate, built in 2008, live fulltime on the island in the main house. Also on the property are a 2-bedroom apartment overlooking the sea and a 1-bedroom “ohana” (guest house).
This one-bedroom unit features a Tommy Bahama bedroom with King bed, 2-drawer nightstand and 3-drawer armoire, Thomasville desk work area, wicker side chair, 40-inch HD-Smart-TV/DVD, stereo system with iPod docking station, living room with sofa bed, full kitchen with dining area , shared laundry room, and outdoor “lanai” (patio balcony) with gas BBQ, dining table, and chaise lounges, all with a view of the Pacific Ocean.
Available by the night, week, or month, this one-bedroom unit is one of the best deals on the Big Island. You are within 15 minutes of Hawi and Waimea, as well as the three beach resorts, making this the perfect location. At 1,900 feet elevation, it's also the perfect climate: it's always in the comfy 60s, 70s and 80s. (There are also lighted ceiling fans in each room for added comfort.)
Ask about our special volcano day tour to enjoy during your stay, including stops at a waterfall, candy/cookie factory, vanilla farm, and Hilo.
You can fly into Kona or Hilo, each about 45 minutes to an hour away, so you have more flight options.
Email or call us today to reserve your junior suite in paradise!
Hawaii GET#: W20618411-01
Keywords: Apartment, unit, villa, condo, one-bedroom, home, house, B&B
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Back at the ranch!
We love staying here! It's comfortable, homey and the hosts are just awesome! We will be back!
Beautiful vacation rental and area!
My husband and I had a wonderful vacation while staying in this vacation rental! The unit was beautifully decorated and newly remodeled. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to call home for the 7 days we were able to stay there. John and Deborah were the perfect hosts. Always available if we needed anything or had any questions of where to go and what to see. We enjoyed the dogs in the front yard. They were very friendly and loving. It was like being at home. The unit had all the necessities we needed to prepare our meals. John and Deborah had thought of everything. The bed was so very comfortable. It made sleeping very relaxing. They even had a well written binder for us to read of all their suggestions on how to see the most beautiful beaches and best places while we were there on the northern part of the island. I enjoyed the privacy of the Kohala Ranch area. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to vacation at. The only thing I might suggest to John and Deborah, for people that want to visit this amazing area and never have been here before, is give some good directions of how to find the Kohala Ranch and how to get into the Ranch. When we arrived it was a bit confusing because we had no idea that there were two entrances to get into the ranch. But after we finally figured it out the rest of the time was the most relaxing and amazing time. Thank you for sharing your home and the time you spent sharing with us, John and Deborah! We would love to come back if we ever get back to the big island!
A Beautiful Private Retreat
My husband and I stayed in the Suite for about 6 weeks with our golden retriever, Toko. All three of us had an amazing time. Toko had his own fenced in yard and a large lanai with a dog bed! Toko also enjoyed walks around the ranch, where he could smell the ocean! We spent many evenings watching the sunset over the ocean while Toko played with John and Deborah's dogs in the front yard.
John and Deborah were excellent hosts. Not only were they available if we needed anything, but John gave us an excellent tip to get parking at Mauna Kea Beach. Mauna Kea Beach is one of the best beaches on the island, but parking through the resort often fills up before 9AM. Ask John how to always have a spot!
The Suite had everything we needed for a long stay. They really pay attention to details - for example they bought a new convection cooktop and switched out all of our non-compatible pots and pans. I've stayed in rentals that had several pans that would not work on the convection cooktop. This is just one example of their attention to the details.
I highly recommend this rental. We plan on returning!
Best vacation ever!
We have been coming to the Big Island for several years but this vacation was perfect. The ranch is located in the Meadows of Kohala Ranch. Warm sunny days and cool comfortable nights. We lived on the spacious lanai with a 180 degree view of the ocean. The Jr. suite is tastefully decorated and impeccably clean. There is a full kitchen, gas BBQ, laundry facilities and the most comfortable bed. The resorts with their restaurants, beaches and shops are just down the hill. Waimea is a nice sized town town close by with all the necessities: groceries, drugstores, churches, quaint shops and restaurants.
We loved to sit on our lanai and watch the cows roam across the open range. Drive slowly, they also roam in the roads. There are wild turkey and beautiful song birds. The ranch also has 2 horses who love carrots and 2 sweet, well behaved dogs. It was comforting to know if you needed anything the Watsons were there to help and yet they give you your own very private island retreat. This is the perfect vacation spot. The weather, the open spaces, the fantastic accommodations all provided for a relaxing, rejuvenating and down right FUN TIME. WE are going back!!!
Peaceful Ocean View Perch
I recently spent 10 days here and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The listing accurately describes the property...it is furnished tastefully and everything is of high quality and spotlessly clean...the owners appear to have anticipated every need. The deck area is enormous and the panoramic views of the ocean and hills are spectacular. I have already recommended it to friends and I would return to this unit on my next visit. The owners, John and Deborah, were very helpful and friendly.
Beautiful & Peaceful…the real Hawaii!
My husband and I spent a month in this lovely suite. I admit that I was worried about staying in a basement suite, but once I saw it, I was blown away! It has been very tastefully decorated and was super-clean but the best part is the huge private deck with ocean view…most unexpected! The deck also looks out over the lawn and paddock, and beyond to the rolling green pastures of Kohala Ranch. The owners, Deborah & John, could not be more accommodating. Very helpful, generous, and lovely people. If you are looking for a different experience from a resort condo, and you would actually like to see how people in Hawaii live, this property is ideal. They alos have a 1 bedroom ohana, in which we spent 3 months, and another 2-bedroom basement suite. All have been decorated in the same, tropical style, with the same attention to cleanliness. It was such a relief to arrive here after travelling and find this santuary awaiting!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pack-n-play available for $10/night.