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Ocean View, Air Conditioned Home, minutes to Hapuna, Mauna Kea and Waialea Bay

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property


In the foothills of Hawaii Island’s oldest volcano—Kohala Mountain—with views of the coastline and ocean, this economical house is conveniently located in the eclectic neighborhood of Kawaihae Village. Set along the Kawaihae Road, Hale Ohia is a five-minute drive from some of the highest-rated beaches in the world: Mauna Kea, Hapuna Beach State Park and Waialea Bay. Equally close are restaurants ranging from Anuenue Shave Ice and locally sourced Kohala Burger and Taco to the local favorite fish house. A scenic drive from Kawaihae Harbor up the coast takes you to the charming town of Hawi, with prime whale viewing along the way during the winter months. Right next door is Hale Lani, owned by the same family, so this home will appeal to a larger group or extended family as well as a single family. State of Hawaii GE/TA tax numbers W 01815576-01

More Details

Property Manager
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Mary A. Fox R (B) Active

I am a military widow with six kids. When my husband was killed on a mission, we needed a place to heal and begin our lives anew. We took a family vote, and all wanted to move to Big Island, where our cousins lived. I grew up in Yosemite National Park, and Hawaii Island

Mary A. Fox R (B) Active purchased this house in 1996

Why Mary A. Fox R (B) Active chose Kamuela

Our enchanting little Village was originally built to house employees of the world-famous Mauna Kea Hotel. Shortly after achieving statehood, Hawaii's Governor William Quinn invited Laurence S. Rockefeller to visit Big Island and look for sites for potential resorts. Quinn knew that Rockefeller was a conservationist, and believed that buildings should meld gently into natural surroundings, and enhance, not harm, the area.

What makes this house unique

Mr. Rockefeller went for a swim at Kauna'oa Beach (where you can swim after a 5 minute drive from this house), and fell in love with the gentle water and majestic view of the volcano called Mauna Kea. The beautiful hotel followed, and our Village after that, to house employees. Some of our neighbors still work there, and many of us enjoy a drink at the hotel, dinner, or lunch at the golf course. And the beach is open to the public and as pristine as it was when Mr. Rockefeller fell in love with it!

We are pleased to honor the spirit of conservation of the ai'na (land) and our nexus to the magnificent Mauna Kea Hotel. We are also honored to share our home with treasured guests, and hope you enjoy all of the wonders and amenities that are just a short drive away.'

Guestbook comments from the manager

Aloha, The Big Island is now our favorite Hawaiian island. This was a wonderful house rental for my husband and 2 teenagers. We were met at the rental in case we had any questions and just introduced to what is there. There is so much to do around this area, and so nice to come home to a quiet and friendly neighborhood in the evening to grill on the lanai and relax. Many incredible beaches are just minutes away, Waimea just up the road for groceries, an easy drive up the coast to Havi, and just a 45 minute drive to Kona. A first class restaurant, the Blue Dragon is just minutes away, as well as several shops, cafe's and the Mac Nut factory. The house is decorated so personally, with many original pieces that give it great character, the rooms are more beautiful than the pictures can capture. The full kitchen has all the amenities and is easy to prepare meals, and they have all the extras like a crock pot and rice cooker. The AC keeps it cool, or you can just leave the lanai door open with the screen closed for fresh Hawaiian air. Plenty of really good quality towels and the beds are so comfortable. A special treat was picking a fresh lemon from the tree, never have I tasted a lemon this good, actually sweet. A garden full of Aloe Vera, and other great decorations in the yard. The home is very roomy, and also has comfortable lanai furniture. We would definitely be honored if we were able to stay here again. Mahalo.
Mar 2016
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Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath with shower and tub and lovely plush towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King bed, ceiling fan, air-conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , ceiling fan, air-conditioning and flat-screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Memory foam king, ceiling fan, Flat-screen Tv & AC
  • Bedroom one has a cool and comfy gel-topper on the California king-size bed and air-conditioning.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Ocean View, Air Conditioned Home, minutes to Hapuna, Mauna Kea and Waialea Bay
average rating of 4.714286 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful vacation

  • 4 of 5

Nice layout, private, large back yard with great ocean view.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, wonderfully appointed

  • 5 of 5

I travel to Hawaii for business and the place is really well located to get just about anywhere on the Kohala Coast. The owner has done a wonderful job setting the place up. There was nothing lacking and I was really impressed with how easy it was to stay at this home. Also, 2 Papayas is a real class act. Best property management company I have ever had the pleasure of renting with. They take total care of their customers.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Big Island

  • 5 of 5

We chose this place for close proximity to Kawaihai and the harbor, Mauna Kea and Waimaia. The home was perfect and had beautiful view, very comfortable amenities, bbq and perfect kitchen for cooking our freshly caught Mahi and Ono. Peaceful and very Hawaiian!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookings, SD

Wonderful time on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

We choose this place because I really like to swim and snorkel and my husband likes to sit and enjoy nature and drive us around to see the history and beauty of the area. He could tell me how many lumber trucks went on the highway down below us and when traffic was heaviest! I liked the traffic because it was in communion with all the birds that sang. It would be hard to say which was the loudest but I liked them both. I even got a bird app on the birds of Hawaii with my friends encouragement and can now recognize 9 birds I've only seen in Hawaii. We both really enjoyed the spaciousness of the home. I really liked the art work. That was a touch I have never seen perk up a house as readily as here. Sitting on the Lanai was a favorite way to start and end the day. In the morning it was birds and at night it was sunset. I also enjoy a home that is in a neighborhood. You get to see how people live in the area. It was fun to see the outdoor living areas which would never work where I live. My favorite swimming beach was Spencer because it was so close and easy to get too. But there are so many places to swim and snorkel it is very much a water world. Hiking doesn't work for use as easily but I did take some short hikes. Certainly a fun and relaxing place to be! We stayed at this home for one month.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal for families with toddlers to teens

  • 5 of 5

We chose this for its close proximity to the great beaches of Hapuna and Mauna Kea but found that Spencer Beach was perfect for out 3-year-old with its quiet shore and ample shade. Hapuna and Mauna Kea have great waves for stronger swimmers. The house is not large or opulent but has adequate room for 6 adults and a child and there's a playground right down the street of this residential area where the neighbors are relaxed and friendly. A welcome respite from tourist attractions. While returning from the playground we were gifted two bags of artichokes to go with the fresh fish we bought just down the road. We had a great Hawaiian experience at a great price.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great stay.

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for the great place to stay on our vacation. It's location was ideal, and it was everything it claimed to be in the listing. The view of the sunsets over the ocean from the back yard were breathtaking. We could see whales almost every time we looked. The bit for road noise died down soon after dark. I would certainly stay at this house again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luquins Mexican Food Truck
Mexican Restaurant
Ginas Lunch Wagon
Pele's Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
Boogie Woogie Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
International Grindz Cafe
Strato's New York Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
New Moon Foods
Organic Restaurant
Ning's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Paolo's Bistro
L & L Drive-Inn
Barbecue Restaurant
Kaleo's Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Sirius Coffee Connection
Coffee Shop
Black Rock Cafe
American Restaurant
Tin Shack Bakery
Mighty Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
No. 1 Chinese Barbecue
Chinese Restaurant
Pahoa Fresh Fish
Seafood Restaurant
Kreolé Kitchen
Blane's Drive Inn
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Keahole (Kona)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Seafood Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Numerous golf courses within 10 minutes drive
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hapuna State Park
Car: necessary

This home is centrally located near the Kohala Coast with just a short drive to great restaurants, farmer's markets and historic Parker Ranch in Waimea town, (also called Kamuela), nearby Kawaihae Harbor for fishing, diving, restaurants, as well as world famous Hapuna State Park, Mauna Kea Beach and Spencer Beach Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rate varies from $129-$186.25 @ night based on the number of guests. The standard rate is for 2 persons only. Please call or email manager directly for an exact quote for your group. We are a local, professional, real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the owners. Currently, we do not accept credit cards due to high fees.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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