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Kohala Guest Suite . . . Secluded & Private! Panoramic Views!

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Northwest Vista towards Haleakala, Maui

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Last updated: 07/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Lei O Kohala is located in historic North Kohala, in the ancient ahupua'a division of Puuepa. Surrounded by several na pu'u (volcanic cinder cones), the hillside setting has unobstructed views of Haleakala, Maui across the Alenuihaha Channel. Bordering Parker Ranch on the west, the south and east sides are also undeveloped, giving the vacation rental seclusion and privacy. Puuepa is the site of the ancient Mo'okini Heiau (temple) whose origins date back 1,500 years ago to the first human migration from the Marquesas. Puuepa is also the birthplace of King Kamehameha the Great who conquered and unified the Hawaiian Islands. Decades later, St. Damien became the pastor of Hawi Sacred Heart Catholic Church before taking on his destined work of charity at the Kalaupapa Leper Colony on Molokai. Lei O Kohala is located near the old sugar plantation town of Hawi with its many shops, galleries and restaurants. 2 miles further, quaint Kapaau town is the site of the original statue of King Kamehameha. Continuing on the Akoni Pule Highway, you will end at the outlook overlooking breathtakingly beautiful and inspiring Pololu Valley. To the south of Lei O Kohala Vacation Rental, world class white and black sand beaches are as near as a short 20 minute drive. Up country Kamuela is located 30 minutes away. Kona International Airport is located 50 minutes away.

Enjoy your morning complimentary Kona blend coffee on the veranda while as many as 20 species of birds greet you with their songs. Sip your favorite wine on the terrace under the venerable whispering ironwood trees. Don’t be surprised if the curious Parker Ranch cattle come right up to the fence and stare at you! Or if the wild tom turkey leads his flock across the open pasture. Lei O Kohala is located where the rainy part of North Kohala ends, and the arid landscape begins. This climate transition frequently gives birth to incredibly gorgeous rainbows! And blessed are those late afternoons as the setting sun paints the sky with hues of gold, pink, orange and red. On a clear new moon night, step outside, look up and marvel at nature’s incomparable grand display of the Milky Way spreading across the star lit sky. Lei O Kohala is a place of beauty, peace and inspiration.

The guest suite is a spacious 816 sf, one bedroom, one bath, living room, study with full kitchen. It is a totally separate unit with its own private entrance. It is so self-contained that you wouldn't think the guest suite was part of the main house. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a bay window dining area. Step through the double French doors and relax on the 34 feet veranda with views of the ocean and Maui. The living room is furnished with heirloom heritage koa furniture and a pune’e (day bed) for lounging. The bedroom is appointed with a luxury Stearns & Foster pillow top queen bed and accented with Hawaiian design quilted pillows. Need internet connectivity? Sit at the Tommy Bahama desk in the study and connect to the free wi-fi or hard wire. 40” flat screen TV. Full range 2.1 speaker system to plug into your iPod. Choice Hawaiian CDs are available for your listening pleasure as are a cooler, beach towels, mats and sand chairs for your beach outings.

Since its recent start up in April 2013, Kohala Guest Suite has received wonderful guest reviews, all with 5 star ratings. Come, stay at Kohala Guest Suite and experience the Hawaiian Hospitality as it is meant to be!

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 816 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outdoors only. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Luxury Stearns & Foster Pillow Top Bed, Memory foam pillow, Non allergenic duvet and cover...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Mountainside perspective of Alenuihaha Channel and Haleakala, Maui...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    The vacation has a private line with free calls to the US mainland and Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Community recreational facilities at Kamehameha Park; no charge...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 24 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Special
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$99
High Season
Dec 16 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$115

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%

Notes:

Stays for 1 or 2 nights may be available in the current week; please inquire. Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.


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Last updated: 07/23/2015
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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona International Airport

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

About the owner: Your host, Mel, was born and raised in North Kohala. As a vacation rental operator in North Kohala, he is one of an elite few who can make that claim. He learned the heart of hospitality from his parents who immigrated from the Philippines. Later he learned the business of hospitality at Cornell University. After a lifelong hotel career which took him to San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Puerto Rico, Boston, Anchorage, Kauai and Hawaii Island, Mel returns to the essence of hospitality as originally learned from his parents . . . giving from the heart.

Why the Owner Chose Hawi:
After living in many parts of the country, Mel chose to return to his birthplace. It’s often spoken that one chooses to go to Kohala; Kohala is a destination. Unlike other locales, Kohala is set apart from the Mamalahoa Highway which encircles Hawaii Island. The isolated nothern geographical location and its warm residents give Kohala its unique sense of community unlike any other.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Lei O Kohala is about our ancestors, the melding of cultures, and the sacredness of the land. It’s about how we love and respect those around us and the environment we live in. Mel embraces these spiritual ideals and wants his guests to experience the Art of Hospitality in the old Hawaiian style and grace. He carefully crafted Lei O Kohala Vacation Rental so his guests will feel the peace, serenity and love from this special place in Puuepa.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Northwest Vista towards Haleakala, Maui

    Northwest Vista towards Haleakala, Maui

  • Hawaiian pune'e day bed

    Hawaiian pune'e day bed

  • Study and bedroom viewed from living room

    Study and bedroom viewed from living room

  • Local anthurium grace the bedroom

    Local anthurium grace the bedroom

  • Seating on the 34 ft veranda.  Unobstructed views of Alenuihaha Channel & Maui

    Seating on the 34 ft veranda. Unobstructed views of Alenuihaha Channel & Maui

  • Dining bay window alcove

    Dining bay window alcove

  • Orchids, Maui pineapple, and Hamakua Bananas from the Saturday Farmers' Market

    Orchids, Maui pineapple, and Hamakua Bananas from the Saturday Farmers' Market

  • Bathroom with complete amenities

    Bathroom with complete amenities

  • Western end of the 34 ft veranda looking towards Parker Ranch

    Western end of the 34 ft veranda looking towards Parker Ranch

  • The friendly Parker Ranch neighbors along the western fence

    The friendly Parker Ranch neighbors along the western fence

  • Living room with heirloom koa furniture viewed from the study

    Living room with heirloom koa furniture viewed from the study

  • Living room with 40' flat screen and 2.1 speaker system

    Living room with 40' flat screen and 2.1 speaker system

  • Stearns & Foster queen bed with Hawaiian pillows and quilt

    Stearns & Foster queen bed with Hawaiian pillows and quilt

  • Luxury comfort with pillow top mattress and memory foam pillows

    Luxury comfort with pillow top mattress and memory foam pillows

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Equipped with all dining and cooking equipment

    Equipped with all dining and cooking equipment

  • Viewed across the kitchen and beyond to the study

    Viewed across the kitchen and beyond to the study

  • Approach to Lei O Kohala from the private gravel road

    Approach to Lei O Kohala from the private gravel road

  • Northeast Vista

    Northeast Vista

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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/23/2015
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