About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 14 nights
AC HOME WITH OCEAN VIEWS
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
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active
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- May 20, 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 Island of Hawaiʻi
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.'
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful place, excellent location
Our family of 5 (two parents, a 4 yo, a 2 yo and grandma) stayed here for 5 nights, and really enjoyed it! The place was very comfortable (AC is nice!) and we had all we needed. Our favorite part was the lovely front yard arrangements, and the nice backyard and view (even though the road noise outside during the day is pretty noticeable). The location is excellent for the nearby beaches! We would definitely come back!
Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time. We loved having your family and welcome you back anytime.
2Papaya Vacation Rental Staff
Nice layout, private, large back yard with great ocean view.
Great location, wonderfully appointed
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.
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!
Wonderful time on the Big Island
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.
Ideal for families with toddlers to teens
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.