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Kohala Cottage, 180° Ocean View!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Breathtaking Ocean / Mountain Views From Every Room

The home is spacious and open with vaulted ceilings.

The master bedroom has a King size bed as well as own full private bathroom and very large walk in closet (dresser in there too) with beautiful view of the ocean, Mauna Loa and Kona end of the Island with sliding glass doors that lead to the Lani. There's a large television, dressers,

Second bedroom has queen size bed with large closet , view of Mauna Loa and private Lani.

We also have a loft with a king size mattress & folding (Hawaiian) twin mattress' that is great for the kids five and up.

Shared living space is perfect for 4 adults with kids or 4-6 adults. Couch in living room also folds out to a bed as well.

There is also a private office off the second bedroom that can be used as private work space. We WiFi for your laptop & speakers.

Sweet little Kitchen with amenities you need include a toaster oven, microwave, blender, The Lani also has a charcoal BBQ for when you get fresh fish from Da Fish House.

Located just a few minutes north of the small town of Kawaihae, you will be within a 10-minute drive of the 5 best beaches on the Big Island and just 30 minutes north or Kona airport. If you prefer to stay close to home, there’s Spencer Beach just a 5-minute drive from the house.

This charming beach house is located on the NW Kohala coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. You will have all the comforts of home and can spend your time relaxing on the lanai enjoying the beautiful 180 degree view of the ocean where you can watch migrating whales and playful dolphins pass by.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Lisa

We love hosting, having folks have a terrific stay and hopefully return.

Lisa purchased this house in 1982

Why Lisa chose Kohala Coast

It has breathtaking views on an acre of land. When the Humpback Wales arrive in Kohala and you have the good fortune of watching them from the house Dec-May you will understand why we fell in love with our home and why people from all over the world come to the Big Island

What makes this house unique

The home is very peaceful and private. There is nothing more magical then awaking to the beautiful views and the sunsets you see are Awesome. It feels like you are home. One sunset in the hammock and you might just never want to leave.


Kohala Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms are very private and each have own Lani with beautiful views. The loft is great for kids.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Kohala Cottage, 180° Ocean View!
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
Santa Cruz, California

Lovely Kohala Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here on our last five days in Hawaii. The views are GORGEOUS! The house was super clean and well stocked. I recommend for families and couples. We would stay here again. It's also close to the best beaches in Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage with great ocean views

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week-long stay at this lovely cottage near Hapuna Beach. Quiet neighborhood offers a great anchoring point to see the island of Hawaii. The views from the house exceeded our expectations, complete with whale sightings every morning and evening. We enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas so we did not mind driving to beaches. Hapuna is about 10 minutes away and we could get to the far southern end of Kona in about 45-60 depending on traffic. The house has everything you need for a comfortable visit. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Penticton BC

Just like home, but better

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and well equipped home, fairly private and perched on a hill with a nice ocean view. It's in a neighborhood of ~1acre lots at the north end of the island - pretty far from Kona and Hilo and therefore far less busy, which we enjoyed. The two of us rattled around in this house which would certainly accommodate six (two being able to scamper up a ladder to the loft third bed).

The owner was quite helpful and flexible to our needs. We would certainly return for another week or even more some day.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worcester, MA

Second winter vacation in this lovely cottage. Even better than last year!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 7 weeks in this lovely home and enjoyed it even more than our visit last year. We had made some suggestions to the owner, Lisa, regarding lighting and an additional ceiling fan in the kitchen, beach equipment, and air conditioning and all improvements were completed. The location of the cottage is very private as you are in a residential neighborhood, the home sits on an acre of land, and the street is dead end. While in the cottage, we would spend most of our time during the day on the front lanai, which stretches the entire length of the cottage. This lanai affords you sweeping views of the ocean, the island coast line, and whales! It was just so peaceful to enjoy breakfast, and sunset cocktails on this lanai. Beaches are in close proximity with the nearest beach, Spencer Beach, about 5 minutes away. This is a good family beach. Our two favorite beaches are not much further away, and include the beach at Mauna Kea resort and MauuMae beach .

Weather was phenomenal as it only rained once in the seven weeks we were there. The location is superb if you are looking for sunny,dry weather. For lusher landscape, which translates to more rain, the town of Hawi is about 15 minutes away up the North Kohala Coast . It is an eclectic mixture of quaint shops and restaurants and the Kohala Coffee Mill, which is a fabulous coffee shop! The town of Kawaihae is also a short distance away down the hill and is part of the South Kohala coast. Good restaurants abound there as well, including the Blue Dragon, which is an open air restaurant with entertainment, Cafe Pesto, which has great pizza and the Kawaihae Seafood Bar, which has a great Happy Hour!

We hope to go back to the Kohala Cottage again next year and would recommend it without reservation!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Donna, Thank you for your glowing review~we can't wait for you to return and hopefully will keep coming back to the cottage. Best, Lisa
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Worcester, MA

Great Location, Panoramic Views, and Privacy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 6 weeks at the Kohala Cottage. The cottage, which is really a house, was as advertised and was clean, comfortable and well stocked with linen and kitchen ware, as well as a washer and dryer in the garage, which was really convenient . Among the better features was the privacy and ocean views that the house afforded. It is in a quiet, residential neighborhood and other houses are a distance away. The ocean views are panoramic and change with the time of day. Good beaches and good restaurants are only 3 to 8 miles away with an easy drive.

The kitchen was very functional with good appliances. We did feel that additional overhead lighting in the kitchen area would be an improvement as at times it just wasn't bright enough during meal preparation. Additionally, more substantial beach chairs, a full size beach umbrella and boogie board/s would be a welcome addition.

The property manager was pleasant and professional and available as needed and the owner also indicated she was available at any point in time.

We would definitely recommend the Kohala Cottage as a Big Island destination.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Beautiful Ocean Views and Sunsets

  • 4 of 5

We three stayed here for a week over the xmas holidays and the location is perfect for heading to the best beaches on the island, the best coffee in Waimea, and the best macadamia nuts (free samples!) just down the road. Loved hanging out on the patio, and cooking up fish on the grill. Nice quiet neighborhood and views from the master bedroom were great. Enjoyed walks along the nearby shoreline trail. Of all the lunch spots, we loved the freshness and value at Kawaihae Kitchen. The house was a very hot upon our arrival, so ask for it to be 'opened up.' The loft is good for older kids (not young ones), and can be a bit warm. We ate in a lot, and the kitchen had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Plantation House
Nearest Golf
8.3 Miles
Hapuna Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Blue Dragon
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park
Car: necessary

Located just a few minutes north of the small town of Kawaihae, you will be within a 10-minute drive of the 5 best beaches on the Big Island and just 40 minutes north or Kona airport. If you prefer to stay close to home, there’s Spencer Beach just a 5-minute drive from the house. Or you can enjoy watching the whales from the Lani. Ocean Sports is in Kawaihae Village and they can accommodate all you water sports /adventures. You can also try a zip line or take a canoe trip down Da Ditch. Or just play a great round of golf.


Rates & Availability

Kohala Estates House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $170

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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