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Red 'Ohana 3BD, Luxury Hawaiian Vacation Home above Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Fabulous Luxury Hawaiian Style * 2BR & 3BR Homes, rent Individually or Together

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Aloha! The Red 'Ohana 3 bedroom is located on the beautifully scenic Kohala Mountain Ranch Road on the 'sunny side' of Waimea/Kamuela, above Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach. 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 three Bedroom, two 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 upcountry Hawaii. Your home away from home!

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

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!

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.

Why Laura chose Kohala Coast

Red 'Ohana distinguishes itself from other vacation rentals first and foremost because of the casual elegance that you just won't find elsewhere. Our property is both spacious and private, and the O"hanas 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 peaceful. 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 Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Parker Ranch School.

What makes this house unique

- Five-star luxury accommodations at lower prices than resorts

- Proximity to Hawaii's best beaches, nearby attractions, and west 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.


Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Beautiful Master bathroom and charming guest bathroom with shower, green towels, and some toiletries.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3/Gameroom - 2 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • King size beds (1), Queen size beds (3) 800 thread count linens Down comforter and pillows Desk in room New windows with blinds, ceiling fans, security safe, large closets
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Red 'Ohana 3BD, Luxury Hawaiian Vacation Home above Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Kailua, HI

Great rental for kama'aina!

  • 5 of 5

Great rental for our family from Oahu and Hilo! Clean, comfortable, spacious, bright, and airy! Laura was a great host and was extremely responsive to our needs! Laura even provided a high chair for our 1 yr. old granddaughter that we didn't even request! It was quite helpful! Hope to return sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful "Home away from Home"

  • 5 of 5

This three bedroom house has all the amenities of home! Great location near Waimea town. Quiet and Peaceful. Lots of windows to let in the cool trade-winds. Everything you need to enjoy a wonderful vacation. Laura and Megan were wonderful hosts, and very attentive to our every need!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prime Waimea Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Red 'Ohana! It was the perfect escape for our family of 3. Megan and Laura had the house prepared with items for our young daughter and also made great suggestions for activities and places to eat nearby. The back lanai was our go to spot for morning coffee, BBQ at night or just reading a book. So incredible to be in the nice Waimea climate with the best beaches just a few minutes away. We love this place and will be returning soon! Thank you for making our vacation so memorable!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, Massachusetts

Delightful home base for a Big Island vacation

  • 5 of 5

The three bedroom house is a spacious, comfortable, relaxing country home, thoughtfully renovated and supplied with every household convenience. We loved the location, in a cool and quiet spot just outside of Waimea town, in easy reach of beautiful beaches. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Comfortable, and Fantastic Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two adult children) stayed here in March, 2016 and really enjoyed the place. It was very clean, the beds were comfortable and even the ceiling fans were quiet. The appliances were top notch including a super quiet Bosch dishwasher and clothes washer / dryer of which we made great use. It is a very comfortable home base and a short drive to Waimea for groceries, restaurants, etc. We love the north part of the big island and could easily drive to many great locations (such as Hawi and the surrounding area which is definitely worth a visit).

Most of all, I can't say enough about how incredibly helpful Megan was. She answered my many emails promptly and always had great suggestions for us - in fact every suggestion of hers turned into yet another highlight for us. I am guessing she also arranged for that incredible rainbow over the back yard on our last day!

I highly recommend the Red 'Ohana.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remember for a life time

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a unique, clean and beautiful home to stay while visiting the big island the red'ohana is your perfect place. My family and I were fortunate enough to find this gem. And it will always have a special place in my heart as my fiancé proposed out on the patio underneath the stars, which was absolutely romantic. Laura who manages this property was so helpful and kind. She took the time to answer any questions we had about the island and she set up a beautiful night to remember and celebrate our union at the Manta restaurant. Thank you so much Laura for being a part of this incredible trip, it was very noticeable that you take pride in this property. We appreciate the little touches you had ready on arrival and throughout our stay. It was close to everything we wanted to do which was hike, lounge by the beach and shop at the local farmer's market. And we thoroughly enjoyed cooking our own meals and spending quality time on the patio. We cannot wait to come back and stay here again. Mahalo! Lea and family

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Keahole Kona Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
In Waimea Town : Big Island Brewhaus
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mauna Kea and Hapuna Resort
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
In Waimea Town - Merrimens, Redwater Cafe
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Mauna Kea and Hapuna beach
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Festive Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Departure Fee $182.29
Tax Rate 13.42%

Base rental rate includes up to 6 people. $50 additional charged per person over 6 people. Room rate is $450/night for "Festive Season", December 11-January 3 and requires a 7 night minimum stay. Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax of 9.25% and Hawaii General Excise Tax of 4.166% will be added to your rental rate at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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