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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 Debbie
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, mandarin, Tagalog, Fukienese
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Marla or Debbie

Island Beach Rentals LLC ® 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. Deborah D. Sharp ® (AlohaDebbie) has been a Hawaii licensed Real Estate Broker since 1985 and a Hawaii resident for 40 years.

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 21 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.

Marla or Debbie purchased this house in 1999

Why Marla or Debbie chose Kohala Coast

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Hale Kohala - Spacious 3 Bedroom Home, Near Beaches, On 3 Acres Coastline Views
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
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: Dec 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: Dec 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: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Besides being a beautiful house in a great location, it was thoughtfully and generously equipped beyond the necessities, from saran wrap to children's books and snorkeling equipment.

There is a wonderful view to the ocean from the bedroom when waking up and the outdoor table makes for relaxing and scenic meals. The quiet during the night and the clarity of the stars is unique.

Highly recommend to those looking for a quiet and beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We have spent many vacations in Kohala Estates and can unconditionally recommend this house rental. Minutes from the best Big Island beaches, with enough food shopping options that you can avoid Kona town. And did I say this place was QUIET? All you here are the birds chirping in the morning and evening. The house, which must be fairly new, was both clean and well appointed, with a good, firm bed in the master bedroom. Highly Recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lubbock, TX

Perfect house / amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We have rented several vacation rentals on the Big Island over the years and we whole-heartedly recommend this house. The house has by far the best possible view. You basically have a 180+ degree view of the entire west coast and out to the horizon as far as the eye can see. It is very restful and peaceful to just sit outside and watch sailboats sail by, and tankers coming in or leaving and boats going out to fish. You have the view from the kitchen and the master bedroom as well. Out the other side of the house, you look up on Kahola Mountain and you can see Mauna Kea (and the observatories) off in the distance. The house was very clean. It has plenty of windows that you can open to bring in the island breezes. The two main bedrooms are very spacious, each with their own bathroom. There is also a third bed (a futon) and bathroom out by the laundry room. Before our visit we were a little concerned about if the kitchen would be well-stocked. It turned out to be just about what anyone would need. There were plenty of pans and dishes, counter space, spices and other kitchen supplies. We love to cook and had no problems. There is fast wireless internet, TV with satellite / dvd player and some movies. Another thing that we really liked was the location. The neighborhood (Kahola Estates) is nice for taking walks. The small town of Kawaihae is only a couple of miles away. It has a small market for essentials, a place to buy fresh fish (Da Fish House) and a good place for burgers (Kohala Burger and Taco). The beach at the Mauna Kea resort and Mau’umae beach are about 10-15 minutes away. Spencer Beach Park is a little closer. Waimea and Hawi are also close by with good restaurants, farmers markets, and shops. One other thing that we really enjoyed was the local books that were on the bookshelf in the living room. They really gave you the feel of the local flavor and some insight into the history and culture. We highly recommend this rental house and don’t think that anyone could be disappointed in it. ENJOY!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • 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

Kohala Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
10 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Holidays 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 5 2019
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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