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Kepharts' Hawaiian Ocean-View Hale

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Last updated: 11/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Kohala Estates house description

This five-bedroom/three-bath home sits on five acres of land in the Kohala Estates. We specifically designed the house as a family vacation gathering spot, and we built it ourselves in 1989. Its high ceilings and 760 square feet of windows make it particularly light and airy. Tradewinds and 13 ceiling fans will help to keep you cool. The kitchen and the master bedroom have 180-degree ocean views. You can also see the Kohala Mountains, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Maua Loa, and nearly the entire Kohala Coast. With luck and timing, you can spot Hawaiian spinner dolphins, humpback whales, or the occasional green flash. We can't guarantee blue skies and no mosquitoes; but your odds are better here than anywhere else in the central Pacific. The house sits in the rain shadow of the Kohala Mountains, and annual rainfall totals are typically in the low single digits! We have tried hard to make our house a comfortable 'home away from home' for our guests. The library boasts plenty of books and movies.


Extras: You'll find enough kitchenware and linens to choke a flea market! Kids will enjoy several cubic feet of Legos, building blocks, and Kinex. Puzzles and board games abound. Binoculars, beach towels, coolers, beach chairs, and hammocks are left out for your use. You won't need to bring much besides your clothes and your camera.
Many of our guests consider this 'their' second home; and accordingly, our most popular times can be booked over a year in advance. Fall and late spring usually have the best availability.

You will also enjoy a VCR in every bedroom, a satellite TV in the living room, a phone for making local calls, and WiFi Internet access.

Location, Location, Location: Most of our guests appreciate where the house is located. It is in a semi-rural neighborhood, which has no street lights and a myriad of stars at night. Weather is usually warm and dry. Within easy driving distance to the Big Island's premiere beaches and golf courses, it is also conveniently located between Kailua-Kona and Hilo. Good restaurants are only three miles away. Neighboring houses are quite a distance away, and the neighborhood is quiet and safe.

The ocean view is spectacular, and in the winter months you can watch the humpback whales right from the lanai. Sunsets are beautiful, and some times you will even catch a green flash.

Home away from home: The house is very comfortable. Many of our guests say that they feel right at home as soon as they walk in the door. The living room walls are lined with books. Each room has a television and a VCR/DVD player. You may bring your own DVDs or videos or watch some of the 600 videos available in the house. The living room has satellite TV. The floor plan allows for privacy as well as communal activities.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • 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

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedrooms are all roomy and well-ventilated with windows and ceiling fans. Beds are relatively new, and mattresses are firm. All of them are next to a bathroom. We sometimes accommodate more than 18 people by using cots and air mattresses. Each bedroom has a TV monitor and a DVD player. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathrooms are also well-ventilated with windows and ceiling fans.

          Other Amenities

              • Kitchen has more than enough dishes, glassware, flatware, cooking utensils, cutlery, and linens to host a large party. It also has a bar-sized refrigerator as well as a full-sized refrigerator with freezer and ice-maker. It has almost any small appliance you would want to use on a vacation as well as two microwave ovens. The front lanai is 84' x 10' feet and has three tables, 14 chairs, a couple of hammocks, and a barbecue. It also has a beautiful ocean view, which is visible also from the living room, kitchen, and master bedroom. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • DVD Player:

                (6)...moreless

              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Stereo
              • Television:

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

              • Toys
              • VCR:

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              • Video Library:

                DVD library has over 100 titles. ...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Budget

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Volcano
              • Waterfalls

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Luaus
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

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

              • Near The Ocean
              • Ocean View:

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

              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Kayaking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Spelunking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 16 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Dryer is in the unit....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                Beach towels are also provided....moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street:

                Plenty of parking on the driveway....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

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

              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave:

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              • Mini Refrigerator
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

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              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Binoculars
              • Child's Swing
              • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Small Cooler
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Nov 11 - Apr 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $290
              $1,950

              Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              Low Season
              May 1 - May 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $230
              $1,550

              Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              High Season
              Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $290
              $1,950

              Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              Low Season
              Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $230
              $1,550

              Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              High Season
              Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $290
              $1,950

              Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              Low Season
              May 1 - May 31, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $230
              $1,550

              Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              High Season
              Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $290
              $1,950

              Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              Low Season
              Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2016
              3 night min stay
              $230
              $1,550

              Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

              High Season
              Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
              3 night min stay
              $290
              $1,950

              Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Deposit $300 + tax
              • Tax Rate 13.25%

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              Calendar

              Last updated: 11/09/2014
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              Location

              Kohala Coast--Kawaihae: The scenery here is breathtaking--five volcanoes in view plus the Kona Coast to the south and the Kohala Coast to the north. The climate is nearly perfect--warm and breezy and dry. Snorkeling is wonderful along the Kohala coast because a coral reef extends out several hundred feet. You can watch the humpbacks breach and blow right from the roadside or the lanai during the winter months. Several premiere golf courses, beaches, and restaurants are within a short drive. The night sky is a gorgeous star scape. The rugged Kohala coast is a spectacular example of Hawaii as it was before it became so developed in other areas.

              Other Activities: whale-watching, boogie-boarding, picnicking

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1989


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • View of front of the house

                View of front of the house

              • Entertainment Area

                Entertainment Area

              • Kitchen Area

                Kitchen Area

              • Bedroom #2

                Bedroom #2

              • Bedroom #4

                Bedroom #4

              • Driveway

                Driveway

              • view of back of the house

                view of back of the house

              • Front Lanai

                Front Lanai

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Bedroom #3

                Bedroom #3

              • Bedroom #5

                Bedroom #5

              • Entry

                Entry

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              This listing was first published here in 2002.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

              $230 - $290 per night (USD)
              12

              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 18

              View calendar: Updated 11/09/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Member since: 2002
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 11/09/2014
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              Kepharts' Hawaiian Ocean-view Hale

              Kohala Estates #209187ha

              5 BR  3 BA  Sleeps 18

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