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Red 'Ohana 2BD, Luxury Hawaiian Vacation Home above Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach

Kamuela, HI, USA
  • Cottage1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Fabulous Luxury Hawaiian Style - 2BD & 3BD Homes ** Rent Individual or Together

Aloha nui Loa! Minutes from Mauna Kea and Hapuna beaches, the Red 'Ohana 2 bedroom is located in Waimea is a quaint town with breezes and milder temperatures that provide an idyllic Hawaiian environment.

The ultimate in comfort and classic Hawaiian style, this impeccably restored large two Bedroom, one Bath island home has beautiful views of the Kohala Forest Reserve and Mauna Kea. The home comes equipped with designer furnishings & linens and all the best amenities.

Ideally located just minutes from Waimea town center offering many unique shops, galleries, farmer's markets and excellent dining options. The home is very private, quiet and situated on an acre of lush landscaped land with flowers and fruit trees that are intrinsic to well being. Red 'Ohana is classic Hawaiian style architecture with wide hip roofs and a large open covered lanai, the perfect spot to enjoy your cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at sunset.

Waimea town is the best central location to explore everything from the nature of the Big Island ecology to the future of the universe at the Mauna Kea Observatory and of course the best beaches on the island are just minutes away.

You will never forget your stay in this unique home, and you will long to come back! Red Ohana is truly an elegant taste of authentic Hawaii. Your home away from home!

Monahan Properties, LLC #22366

Tax ID # TA-191-122-0224-01



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Laura

Red ‘Ohana Owner, Laura Monahan, has over 30 years experience in the luxury hotel industry. She is the ultimate host and never misses a detail when it comes to making your stay at the Red ‘Ohana memorable. You can find her most mornings paddling along Mauna Kea Beach or hiking through the beautiful Waimea hills with her two Australian Shepherds. Laura lives in Waimea with her husband and their 2 children. Come experience a piece of paradise here at the Red ‘Ohana! Laura Monahan R(B) #17991 Monahan Properties, LLC #22366 Red ‘Ohana Manager, Megan Peterson, has a background in business and hospitality. She has a passion for creating unique experiences for guests and can assist you with anything from planning a Mauna Kea Summit picnic under the stars, diving with manta rays, or a sunset sail along the Kohala Coast. Megan and her family have been on the Big Island for over 30 years and she and her husband are expecting their second daughter. Megan Peterson R(S) #80218 Monahan Properties, LLC #22366

Why Laura chose Kamuela

Red 'Ohana distinguishes itself from other vacation rentals first and foremost because of the casual elegance that you just won't find elsewhere except at exorbitantly priced resorts (and without our amenities). Our property is both spacious and private, and the ohanas were the original Parker Ranch caretakers' quarters. Once you explore the island, you will appreciate the mild, temperate climate. The property atmosphere is relaxed and your peace will not be impacted by noisy roosters, coqui frogs, pets, or other animals. Your access to Waimea town is a 5 minute drive and access to beautiful beaches is an easy, scenic 8 minute drive. It would be difficult to find a property with all of features and amenities for the same price elsewhere on the island. Sometimes local residents stay with us for their weekend getaway. Many parents stay with us when visiting their children who attend the prestigious Hawaii Preparatory Academy.

What makes this Cottage unique

- Five-star luxury accommodations at lower prices than resorts - Proximity to Hawaii's best beaches, nearby attractions, and east side of the island. - Attentive, experienced concierges for property or activity needs - Strong connection to old Hawaii and historic Parker Ranch, and an active community not overcome with tourists. - Moderate climate - neither hot like the coast nor chilly even at night.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Luxury Bedding - 800 thread count linens


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Charming bathroom with shower Plush red towels and wash cloths

        Location Type

          • Monument View
            We are a short drive to the largest intact Hawaiian Hieau (temple) with visitors' center in the state just down 10 minutes down the road.
          • Mountain View
            You will enjoy a beautiful view of emerald green hills from the foot of the driveway - just like the Paniolos ( Hawaiian Cowboys) did during the famed days of Parker Ranch


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        High thread count bedding with high quality pillows and down comforters.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        New LG Front Load Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                        Free High Speed
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Pool, track, tennis courts across the street
                      • Living Room
                        Super comfortable, sink into the couch, put your feet up and watch your favorite flicks on the 55" wall screen or plug into the Bose sound system
                      • Parking
                        Ample space, no charge :)
                      • Towels Provided
                        Large beach towels to take on your adventures and plush red bath towels to dry off at home.
                      • Washing Machine
                        New LG Front Load Washer
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Fast and easily accessible.


                          • Microwave
                            Red, to match the house!
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Both a French Press and Keurig automatic coffee maker and of course, a teapot.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Enough flatware and tableware for a busy family or a group.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Full size dishwasher. Dishwashing soap provided.
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            You might want to eat in more than you expect once you see that we have all of the kitchen needs for preparing a modest or fancy family dinner. Color coordinated all in keeping with the Red Ohana
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Spoons, spatulas, tongs, pots, pans, cutting boards... you name it. We provide all the items necessary to sauté, grill or bake a delectable meal at the cozy Red 'Ohana.
                          • Oven
                            Large Gourmet Gas range with oven. Baking pans and utensils provided.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Salt and pepper grinders provided. Visit the local farmer's market or grocery store to choose from a variety of fresh local items!
                          • Refrigerator
                            Large, clean refrigerator with freezer. You won't be lacking space for perishable produce from the farmers markets.
                          • Stove
                            Enjoy the large 4-burner, gourmet, gas stove with oven
                          • Toaster
                            Top load toaster.


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Indoor and outdoor
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    Local magazines and Hawaiian guide and history books.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    High speed cable TV with free Netflix.
                                  • Stereo
                                    Bose sound system.
                                  • Television
                                    55' Flat screen TV
                                  • Toys
                                    Beach toys for the keiki:)
                                  • Video Library
                                    Hulu Plus, Netflix, VUDU


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Cozy place to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at sunset!
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Large Lanai with little white lights at night. Cushioned lounge chairs, bench seats, eating table with umbrella.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Well manicured and maintained by our landscape specialist. Enjoy the local flowers and fruit trees.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Weber Gas Grill with grill tools
                                      • Tennis
                                        Schedule a private lesson across the street at Hawaii Preparatory Academy.
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        We have body-boards, coolers, umbrellas and beach chairs.


                                          • limited accessibility

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Concierge
                                              • Massage
                                              • Private Chef
                                              • Staff


                                                  • churches
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • luaus
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis


                                                                  • Come to relax, explore, and be a part of our 'Ohana and community! Create a lifelong memory!

                                                                    46 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Best Vacation Ever

                                                                    Christian B.

                                                                    Excellent property, location, hosts, concierge, island. Really cannot go wrong on the Big Island at Red Ohana. Thank you for the memories!

                                                                    Very quaint, peaceful; Paradise.

                                                                    Casey A.

                                                                    The redohona was beautiful and lived up to full potential of our expectations. Convenient location and the amazing scenery that can only come from Hawaii. Our family will defiantly be staying there again! The staff was super amazing with local suggestions and locations of activities and eating. Warm and welcoming. We thank Laura & Megan for making our trip to paradise worth every minute!

                                                                    Shawn & Casey Allen

                                                                    Cozy and serene getaway

                                                                    Amy D.Cedar Falls, IA

                                                                    We loved our stay at the Red Ohana. The home is beautifully decorated, perfectly set up for a relaxing stay, whether cuddling on the couch with a movie, or enjoying the birds in the morning on the secluded lanai. Laura was there to greet us and gave us a wonderful welcome. She and Nathalie were available to help as we had questions, but never did we feel pestered. The other home on the lot shares parking but unless the renters are outside talking, you’d never know you were that close. Our only word of caution is that the bathroom has a lower ceiling and doorway than the rest of the house. My husband is 6’7”; he managed just fine, but it is worth noting. The house was so perfect and the location ideal (close to the coast and the beaches, but out of the tourist chaos) that we would stay again in a heartbeat, and hope to do it again soon!

                                                                    This was an absolutely beautiful cottage that perfected suited our needs. We loved the location!

                                                                    Kat B.

                                                                    The cottage is beautifully furnished and immaculately maintained. We enjoyed the peaceful setting, gorgeous outdoor spaces, and the close proximity to town and the beaches. The kitchen is very well equiped and spacious. We especially loved all the special touches such as beach gear and wifi. We look forward to staying again!

                                                                    Red O’hana has it all!

                                                                    Wendy B.

                                                                    Great location! Sry comfortable place with all the amenities you need for your stay in Waimea.


                                                                    Carolyn R.Volcano, Hawaii

                                                                    We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Red Ohana. The cottage is charming, clean, and well appointed. Our host Laura was extremely responsive and friendly.

                                                                    Highly recommend this lovely property!!


                                                                    Kamuela, HI, USA

                                                                    Red 'Ohana (2BR and 3BR) provides the most authentic connection to old Hawaii with truly ideal weather, plenty of modern conveniences, quick access to resort beaches, and without the feeling of being in a tourist town. Two shopping centers, several art galleries, a performing arts theater, fine and casual dining, a sense of community, and the best beaches in the state are just some of the reasons to stay with us here Kamuela/Waimea. No where else on the island are there 4 weekly farmers markets - 3 on Saturday, 1 on Wednesday. Taste and experience the aloha among friends, families, and farmers. Cook up fresh organic produce and local beef in our gourmet kitchen or BBQ on the lanai. Amenities abound - use the stable of bodyboards, beach chairs, and beach umbrellas. We can suggest, plan, or arrange a tour or itinerary suited to your interests, time, and priorities. At the end of the day, sleep in the most luxurious beds - resort beds won't compare. Take advantage of our 30 years of hospitality experience and knowledge of this amazing island that we call home. Our personal mission is to exceed your expectations so our attention to detail is evident throughout.


                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    Room rate is $375 for "Festive Season", 1 week minimum stay. Hawaii Tax ID # TA-191-122-0224-01

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