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Hale Kephart Vacation Home with oceanviews

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Last updated: 08/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kohala Estates house description

This 5-bedroom, 3-bath house sits on 5 acres of land in the North Kohala district of the Big Island. We specifically designed it as a family vacation gathering spot, and we built it ourselves in 1989. At about 300 feet elevation, it has terrific 180-degree ocean views. You can also see Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai, and most of the Kohala 'Gold Coast.' With luck and timing, you can also spot humpback whales (in winter) and the occasional green flash (at sunset).

Because the house sits in the rain shadow of the Kohala Mountains, days are typically sunny and breezy compared to Kona's humid overcast. We even have some 'regulars' who come over from Hilo to enjoy long weekends in the sun when available! With high ceilings, 13 ceiling fans, and over 750 square feet of windows, the house has a very open and airy feeling.

The surrounding area is fairly rural in character, so you will find this a quiet place to relax after a day of sightseeing or reading a novel at the beach. (Dedicated party animals will probably prefer something closer to Kona.) However, several excellent restaurants are only 5 minutes away by car in Kawaihae, along with diving, sportfishing, and fine art galleries. Spencer Beach State Park (great for little kids, with shade and very gentle surf) is only 5 minutes from the house, and Hapuna Beach State Park (great for teenagers, with beautiful white coral sand and impressive waves) is only 10 minutes from the house.

You will find this to be a very comfortable home away from home; many of our guests come back for repeat visits.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                toys, games, puzzles, sand toys, boogie boards, and kid-vids are available...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 10-18

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Bedroom 4

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              • Bedroom 5

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              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Crib is in one of the back bedrooms. It is on casters and can be moved to any other room. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Three of the bedrooms have additional futons, and the living room has a hide-a-bed sofa....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Ice Maker

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer is extra-sized and in the unit....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Plenty of parking on the driveway....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • plenty of cooking utensils and linens, no-smoking environment, a good-sized library of hardback books, games, beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards,sand toys, coolers, hammocks, binoculars, tropical garden, high chair, puzzles, children's toys, games, hair dryers, many small kitchen appliances, Enough dishes, flatware, glassware, and cookware to serve a very large group....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    (5) Each bedroom has a TV monitor and a DVD player. ...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Forty-inch Satellite TV is in the living room....moreless

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Lanai wraps around the house. The ocean-facing side alone is 84' long and 10' wide....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Unit has a sweeping view of Kona and Kohala coasts and wonderful whale-watching in the winter...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualahai, and the Kohala Mountains are all visible from the lanai....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Golf
                  • Spelunking
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hunting
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Tennis
                  • Hiking
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  High Season 2
                  Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $290
                  $1,950 $7,800
                  Low Season 2
                  Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $230
                  $1,550 $6,200
                  High Season 3
                  Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $290
                  $1,950 $7,800
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Tax Rate 13.25%

                  Notes:

                  We ask for a cleaning/security deposit of $300.00 for one to 10 guests and $400.00 for 11 or more guests. Also, our rates apply to 10 or fewer guests. Extra guests cost $10.00 per person per night.

                  Twenty-five percent of the basic rent (not including taxes and cleaning/security deposit) is due at time of booking. Balance is due 30 days before arrival. We accept personal checks, money orders, and cashier's checks. We will return booking deposit, upon cancellation of the reservation, only if we are able to re-rent the property.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/24/2014
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                  Location

                  restaurant-dining, body surfing, boogie-boarding, golfing, picnicking, helicopter-touring, playing tennis, attending live performances

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1989

                  About the owner: When we were teaching high school in Long Beach, California, we visited the Hawaiian islands every chance we had. In 1988, we purchased five acres of land in the Kohala Estates. That Christmas we were vacationing in Kihei, Maui, and our family said that they would help us put up a house on our land if we could be ready by the next summer. So building the house became our summer project in 1989. In just nine weeks, we, a group of amateurs, completed the house. We used the house for a summer and Christmas getaway for family and friends and rented it out to vacationers when we weren't there. In 2003, we retired and completed a second house on the property in which we now reside. We are definitely here to stay. Each day we are grateful to live in such a beautiful place, and we are happy to be able to share it with our many guests.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Hale Kephart is spacious and comfortable, but its greatest asset is its location. Tucked into the wind shadow of Mauna Kea and the Kohala Mountains, it enjoys almost a perfect climate. The front of the house faces the ocean and offers spectacular views of the Kona and Kohala coasts, which includes views of spinner dolphins, humpback whales during the winter months, and brilliant sunsets and fairly frequent green flashes. It is close to premiere beaches and within an hour's driving distance of Kailua-Kona, Waimea, and all of the towns of North Kohala. Hilo is only 90 minutes away and Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park is two hours away. Some of the best restaurants on the island are available in Kawaihae, Hawi, and Waimea. Golf courses, tennis courts, and boutique shopping are close by. One need only drive two miles to Kawaihae Harbor to charter a deepsea fishing boat, a sailboat, a dive boat, or a whale-watching boat. Also in Kawaiahe, one can rent scuba and snorkeling equipment as well as kayaks. Other close-by activities include bicycling, hiking, picnicking, geocaching, swimming, horseback-riding, ATV touring, zip-lining, and boogie-boarding. One can enjoy all of these activities and then come home to a hot shower, satellite TV, WiFi internet connections, a library of books and DVDs,and a comfortable bed in a quiet and safe rural neighborhood.


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                  Photos

                  • Hale Kephart Vacation Home with oceanviews

                    Hale Kephart Vacation Home with oceanviews

                  • The front lanai with BBQ

                    The front lanai with BBQ

                  • View from the back of the house

                    View from the back of the house

                  • View of entry area

                    View of entry area

                  • Spacious Dining and Living area with oceanviews

                    Spacious Dining and Living area with oceanviews

                  • View of bedroom #3

                    View of bedroom #3

                  • View of one of the three bathrooms

                    View of one of the three bathrooms

                  • The best beaches on the island are just minutes away!

                    The best beaches on the island are just minutes away!

                  • View of bedroom #5

                    View of bedroom #5

                  • Fully equipped kitchen with oceanview

                    Fully equipped kitchen with oceanview

                  • View of front lanai with hammock and lounges

                    View of front lanai with hammock and lounges

                  • Sunset is magic time at Hale Kephart

                    Sunset is magic time at Hale Kephart

                  • a view of the front of the house from the driveway

                    a view of the front of the house from the driveway

                  • Living area with huge entertainment library of books & videos looks out to ocean

                    Living area with huge entertainment library of books & videos looks out to ocean

                  • View of house and entry steps from driveway

                    View of house and entry steps from driveway

                  • View of fully equipped kitchen area with oceanview

                    View of fully equipped kitchen area with oceanview

                  • Master Bedroom with oceanview

                    Master Bedroom with oceanview

                  • View from far side of house.  The home is surrounded by tropical foliage.

                    View from far side of house. The home is surrounded by tropical foliage.

                  • View of bedroom #4

                    View of bedroom #4

                  • Another gorgeous Kohala sunset

                    Another gorgeous Kohala sunset

                  • View of TV and entertainment area

                    View of TV and entertainment area

                  • View of back walkway

                    View of back walkway

                  • Hale Kephart at Night

                    Hale Kephart at Night

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                  This listing was first published here in 2002.

                  Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

                  $230 - $290 per night (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 18

                  View calendar: Updated 08/24/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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