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Hale Kohala - Spacious 3 Bedroom Home, Near Beaches, On 3 Acres Coastline Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Home Near Beach, Ocean View, 3 Acres

Hale Kohola “The House of the Whale” is situated on 3 acres in an ideal location on the Kohala Coast, with panoramic views of the ocean and coastline. The master bedroom has a stunning ocean view that you can enjoy by just lifting your head off the pillow. If you are looking for a clean, quiet, spacious place to relax with friends or family, or a home base for day trips or ocean activities at nearby Kawaihae and area beaches, this is the one. Furthermore, the home is now solar powered and includes an A/C unit in the living room.

This 3 bedroom / 3 bath home sleeps six, including the “ohana” studio with futon sofabed, which is connected by walkway to the main house (perfect for a family member who craves their own space). The open floor plan allows privacy for the bedrooms, which are separated by the living areas.

The well-equipped kitchen is well planned for socializing and looking at the ocean while you prepare meals. Enjoy your morning coffee or watch the sun go down from the wrap-around lanai. The elusive “green flash” at sunset has been seen countless times from here. The dark night sky is incredible for gazing at the stars and planets. The quiet neighborhood is a perfect place for a morning jog or walk. There’s even a ukulele to play.

Hale Kohola is a rare find for privacy, beauty, natural quiet and Island Living. Guests are welcome to pick limes, tangerines or bananas on the property, (in season) and enjoy the fragrant plumeria and Tahitian gardenias. The landscaping focuses on species native to Hawaii, including a few endangered species.

During humpback whale season (November thru April) the spouts and breaches of these massive animals are visible from the house. The owners make their home in a small town in Alaska, spending part of the winter on the Big Island enjoying the local foods, culture and ocean and doing whale and dolphin research with the non-profit Hawai'i Marine Mammal Consortium (

Fully equipped; comfortable and clean, you will find Hale Kohola to be the perfect retreat for your dream vacation in Hawaii.

King, Queen, Queen futon (2).

TV, DVD, Wifi, Washer, Dryer, Full Kitchen.

Discounted rates available for multi-week stays.

HAWAII TAX I.D. NO. W78087871-01

More Details

Property Manager
Marla or Jay
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, mandarin, Tagalog, Fukienese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Marla or Jay

Island Beach Rentals LLC RB-21967 manages this property on behalf of the owners. We have a team to service our guests and properties. We are here to assist you with the perfect island vacation and any requests during your stay. Marla is our Reservation Agent and Kirsten is the manager of Guest Services. Jay and Arlene are Owners and Carla Ellis is the Principal Broker.

Our staff oversees all of the day to day operations: repairs, communications, arrivals and guest requests. We are on call every day for any emergency or guest need. We have numerous repeat guests. We have been managing Vacation Rentals in Paradise for over 22 years and we have lived in the Islands for all of our lives. We are here to assist you with your dream vacation!

Professional, but personal and friendly “aloha” style. We have been around a long time and we have reputation that we are proud of. We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you with your dream vacation!


Marla or Jay purchased this house in 1999

Why Marla or Jay chose Kohala Estates

Ideal location for acreage, privacy, yet minutes to the ocean to launch our boat for whale watching. Great are restaurants nearby and a fish market. The most beautiful white sand beaches on the island are just 5-10 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

During her graduate work at the University of Hawaii, the owner got hooked on the beautiful Kohala Coast and met the close friends with whom she started the Hawai'i Marine Mammal Consortium. She and her husband make their home in a small town in Alaska for most of the year, and spend part of the winter whale season on the Big Island, enjoying the local foods, culture and ocean.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Beautiful spacious quiet peaceful place. Convenient location to all of the activities we participated in and also close to some wonderful restaurants.”

“Gorgeous house and space. So quiet and peaceful. Amazing views. Comfortable with everything we needed.”
Sep 2016
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Kohala Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    TV Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , In Studio
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Just minutes from Kawaihae harbor, location for Ocean Sports, and many ocean boating and sailing activities, as well as, whale watch tours in the winter.


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Hale Kohala - Spacious 3 Bedroom Home, Near Beaches, On 3 Acres Coastline Views
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 13 reviews

Hidden Secret

  • 5 of 5

This property is very comfortable, clean, conveniently located, with beautiful wide views of the ocean. Private location with excellent amenities. Fully equipped. Most of all, the property managers accommodated us, easily and effortlessly.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence, South Carolina

The view the view the view.....amazing

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house. We lived on the lanai with a panoramic view . The kitchen is well appointed and a great place to cook. This area of Kohala is rather remote. We were here for a wedding in Hawi. We were near Hapuna beach rated one of the top beaches in the world. There was also Waialea Beach which is unknown except by locals and it is really great for snorkeling. The house has a lot of beach equipment. Which made going to the beach a pleasure. The little towns of Hawi and Kapaau up the mountain is like you have stepped back in time. The master bedroom has the view of sunrise and sunset quite a way to wake in the morning. Be aware that there is no A/C. This normally isn't a problem up here as there are trade winds but August did get a little hot in the house cooking. We would go out to the lanai and the cool breeze cooled us down. I must also highly recommend Flumin da ditch this is an experience that I have not seen any where in the world. A true once in a lifetime experience. This was a great vacation and we made some wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Hale Kohala is a quiet, clean and spacious house with a splendid view to the ocean. We enjoyed our stay. You need a car because there is nothing around this place. The next bigger grocery you find around 13 miles away. Therefore it is place for people who like to relax.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edinburgh, Scotland

Rooms with a view (apart from the "ohana")

  • 3 of 5

OK, the public rooms are pleasant enough and the 180 degree views across the landscape are ravishing but this is hardly a 3 bedroom property. The "ohana studio" is indeed connected to the main house by a walkway - you access it past the detritus piled up in the garage and it shares space with the laundry. Two proper bedrooms and a lash-up in the garage would be more accurate.

As the property is supposed to be available to a group of 6, it would be nice to have a matched set of 6 of all the main dining essentials such as plates (unchipped) and wine glasses, never mind a table large enough to seat 6 (apart from outside).

It may well sit in a 3 acre plot but bear in mind that most of it is scrub/desolation so if you are with kids, you won't be playing football or cricket.

If your group is 2 mature couples who just want to drink in the views and use this as a base for exploration, then I wouldn't hesitate to book this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place with Some Issues

  • 3 of 5

Bright and open home, quiet and with good, long-distance views of the ocean and coastline, nice lanai and great sunsets. The fresh limes and tangerines on the surrounding trees were tasty. Good location - short drive to the local town and beaches. A couple of issues, however: advertised (and priced) as a 3 bedroom home but the third bedroom, described as "the Ohana studio" is actually a walled-off laundry room (with a futon in it), located in the garage - it's tiny and complete with unpleasant smells and atmosphere from the concrete floor and the car parked in there. The house was well stocked but overall not very clean. The three acre property is completely overgrown, there is no play area for young kids except for the small gravel areas on either side of the house, and the only walking is on the steep, hilly road around the property, not really suitable for seniors. Overall a nice place in a good location, most suitable for 4 adults, but be aware that the upbeat descriptions of some of the details on the website are a bit misleading.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington State

home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This house provided a perfect home setting for our family of five adults to spend a week together in Hawaii ! The parents claimed the lovely master room with King size bed to wake to the sounds of a variety of birds while watching the view of the ocean appear with the sun and then the sunset in the evening. Meanwhile, the fully tiled, clean and open home gave the 3 adult siblings their own space to claim with shared bathroom. We purchased food ( Costco and local markets) and prepared our own meals together finding everything we could need for equipment ( blender, pots, fry pans, coffee pot, cutting boards, mixing and serving bowls, etc) , utensils (cutting knives, tableware, measure cups, can opener, etc), and cleaning ( dishwasher available but we usually hand washed). We went out on adventures daily in our rental van to snorkel , hike, photograph sunrises/sunsets, or shop. This was a great place to relax yet feel connected , both for the individuals in the house and as visitors to the island - with privacy yet access to any activity . We all agreed we would love to stay another week (or more) again at this location. Mahalo !

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Seafood Bar
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Spencer Beach
Car: recommended

Incredible whale watching in the winter


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.42%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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