|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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.
We love hosting, having folks have a terrific stay and hopefully return.
Lisa Aaron purchased this house in 1982
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We stayed here for 4 nights to finished up a 3-1/2 week stay on the Big Island over the xmas holidays. The house was spotless, roomy and nicely decorated. We loved the expansive ocean view and enjoyed seeing the whales + babies breaching in the bay in the distance. Was a perfect base for exploring the north end of the island. Hawi, Waimea and Waipio Valley were only a short drive away. Enjoyed the more local and less touristy beaches in this area - Mahukona “Beach” (basically an abandoned sugar company harbour) is a great hangout. Parking at beaches near the resorts fill up quickly so you have go early. Da Fish Shack was the best! A few very minor cons were that we found there were too many mosquitos to enjoy the lanai in the evening (coils and spray provided for those who want to brave it though!) Also it is in a residential development. Even though the houses are a good distance apart you will hear the neighbours leaf blower(s.) This place was a bit on the pricey side for us but we were willing to pay for the terrific views - would be a great value for a larger group and would stay again if sharing. Would recommend this place for families or couples wanting a well appointed place to hang out.
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.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.