|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Located only 500 feet above the North Kohala coast this family vacation home is decorated with a tropical island feel and gives you a sense of relaxation the moment you step inside.
The home is light and airy with high ceilings and many windows allowing for views of the surrounding tropical paradise and a refreshing cross breeze. Ocean views and sunsets every night.
Offering all the comforts of home, including comfortable beds, plush linens, WiFi (Wireless Internet), satellite television, beach towels, beach chairs, and cooler.
Prepare delicious meals in the fully equipped open-air kitchen or grill outdoors with fresh fish from Lau's, the local fish market just 5 minutes away.
Enjoy watching the sunset over the ocean from the large private pool ( 20 X 40) with water terrace, or sit under the array of stars unlike anything you’ve seen.
The covered lanai is the perfect spot for an evening cocktail and pupu's as you watch the sun slip away and whales breaching during whale season. There is a beautiful spacious area around the pool to expand your sunset gatherings.
Hawi, only a 20 minute drive, offers excellent restaurant choices for seafood (Sushi Rock) for traditional island fare (Bamboo Restaurant), take out (Lighthouse Deli), morning coffee/ afternoon ice cream (Coffee Mill). Further afield, in Waimea, a 20 minute drive, you have fine dining (Merrimans or Red Water cafe) and great lunch (Pau, AKA sushi, or Lillikoi Cafe).
Kawaihae offers several excellent restaurants and are only 5 minutes away by car, along with diving, sportfishing, and fine art galleries.
Within 10 miles of Hale Olomana are superior 5 star hotels offering every amenity you can imagine: shopping, spa treatments, hair & nail salons, tennis, racquetball, fine dining and more. Other activities include: charter boats (sailing and fishing), surfing, wind surfing, biking, hiking and some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world.
Just stay home and relax on the lanai to soak in paradise! This house truly is a great value and will make a great home base for your next Big Island vacation.
Tax ID# W65332103-01
We enjoyed our week at your beautiful home on Olomana Road so much. Your beautiful home and the lovely gardens and pool make it a truly relaxing paradise. Our two granddaughters loved your pool. The quiet setting and views of the ocean just make your home such a pleasure. We would definitely love to stay at your home in the future.
My wife and I just returned from an 11-day stay at Olomana Hale, celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We only used the master bedroom, but with the additional rooms, the house would comfortably sleep 8. If it wasn't clear from the listing, the best features of this house are the pool and the lanai with its expansive ocean views, which produced truly amazing sunsets each night of our stay. A close third would be the lush landscaping, with a variety of flowering tropical plants and a few fruit trees. The landscaping serves to make the entire property seem very private.
We found the home overall to be very comfortable. The kitchen was stocked with everything you may need in terms of appliances and accessories (not the bare minimum that may be found in some rental homes), the master bath is what you would expect in a home at this level, and the living space was nicely appointed.
The Kohala Ranch community is an active ranch, so cattle graze in the area above this home. We never had any trouble related to the cattle, and found it quaint to have them grazing nearby. The North Kohala area can seem a bit remote, but we were looking for a quiet stay. The harbor area at Kawaihae just to the south has a few small restaurants (we loved Pesto's), Wiamea has groceries and several restaurants less than 30 minutes away, Hawi is a quaint town about 30 minutes to the north, and there are several nice resorts just to the south, complete with resort-style dining and shopping only 20 minutes south in Mana Lani and Waikoloa.
A few suggestions, beyond the typical beach / snorkeling / golf offerings:
If there is still active lava flow from Kilauea, this is a must see - you can walk in, bike and walk in, take a boat, or a helicopter.
Pololu valley has a nice short 15-20 minute hike down to a black sand beach. The adventurous can follow the beach to the end and pick up the trail that continues up the ridge to the next valley over.
Drive Kohala mountain road, at the back (upper) gate to Kohala Ranch - it's a beautiful drive.
Visit a few local towns - Hawi, Wiamea, Hilo, Kailua-Kona all have something to offer.
Restaurant suggestions: Pesto's in Kawaihae, Bamboo restaurant in Hawi, and Ruth's Chris in Waikoloa Village was also good. For an authentic local breakfast or lunch, try Hawaiian Style Cafe in Wiamea.
This Kohala Ranch home is lovely! From the moment the sunrises and through the sunsets, the views from this home are breathtaking! The pool is gorgeous! The kitchen is fully stocked which makes it easy to prepare meals to dine on the beautiful lanai. Our stay in this vacation rental far exceeded our expectations. We have memories to last a lifetime and we absolutely loved every moment we spent at this home!
The combination of the flowering bougainvillea surrounding the large pool and large and comfortable lani all overlooking the ocean is just perfect. The house has all the amenities with plenty of space. Sunsets and night skies are spectacular. Absolutely loved our time here.
This place is just gorgeous. Stayed here with wife and both of our parents and we had a family vacation we will never forget.
The view is epic -- you'll find morning blends into afternoon and you haven't gone anywhere -- because all you ever needed is right there in front of you.
The rooms are nice and beds are very comfortable. The Kohala area is low key and away from main resorts -- but close enough to enjoy their amenities (like golf, beaches, etc.)
I wish we could go back every year! We loved this place. Perfect for a family vacation.
We spent a week at this home and were incredibly happy. We were looking for a private getaway and this was just what we needed. While you're lounging around the pool, all you can see is the ocean and the sky and all you can hear are the birds. You're far, far away from any other houses.
We had an amazing time cooking and relaxing at the house. The kitchen is large and you'll have trouble deciding whether you want to eat at the bar, in the dining room or, of course, outside. It was just the two of us, so we joked that the bathroom with an exit to the pool was our pool house. The office is also large and gave us a nice place to charge all of our mobile devices and map out our adventures.
We sipped coffee and looked down the mountain at the ocean every morning in disbelief that we had such a large piece of paradise all to ourselves.
I wish we could have stayed longer!
What wonderful time we had in Kohala Ranch! Unforgettable memories!
We were there for a week with our family of 4 plus my parents.
The house, the yard and the swimming pool are magnificient - everything was very clean and the view makes from amazing photos.
The kitchen is fully furnished and all necessities were available. Many beautiful beaches available within 10 minutes drive.
The security guard at the gate of Kohala Ranch was very nice and we could quickly reach the home at our arrival.
The deposit was refunded promptly after our return.
Thank you and I REALLY wish we can return some day!
Fantastic whale watching from November through April! They breech right before your eyes! There is a pod of dolphins that frequents the area, too.
Also check out our local farmers market: Sample a “taste of Hawaii” with fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and goat cheese from Kohala’s farmers’ market or Waimea's market. * See our detailed House book for loads of information on things to do.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
Standard rate: $300 for a couple, Add $50 per night, per additional guest:
$350/3 guest, $350 /4 guest, $450/5 guest, $500/6 guest, $550/7 guest, $600/8 guest.
100% refundable security deposit of $1,000.
Deposit due upon signing with 50% balance due 60 days before arrival and the remainder 50% due 14 days prior to arrival.
Checks only. To reserve your booking, we require the damage deposit ($1,000) and
1st payment due 60 days prior to check in.
2nd payment due 14 days prior to check in.