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Spectacular Ocean Views, Luxury Resort-Style Home, Waterfront Privacy

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Last updated: 12/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Kohala Waterfront house description

When you walk through the front door, the Ocean view is breathtaking! Unobstructed ocean views from every room in the house! Our expansive resort style home is only 500 feet from the ocean, on a gentle slope, with 180 degree ocean views, and sunset views every day of the year! Five specious bedrooms all have balconies with an ocean view, and each room can be entered privately. The large, covered lanai provides a stunning open view from the house facing the ocean, with mahogany floors flowing from inside to outside seamlessly through 38 ft pocket sliders.

The house is a gem with its huge size, great location and top amenities. It is superbly spacious, with over 4000 sq.ft plus 2000 sq. ft. of lanais. It is equipped with everything you can think of for a luxury vacation home, including a gourmet kitchen with professional Viking appliances and kitchen supplies, huge family room and recreation room equipped with ping-pong, pool table, foosball…, and wi-fi everywhere in the house!

The main floor has three bedrooms, along with the great room and kitchen. The ground floor has two more bedrooms, along with the recreation room. The main floor has two full baths and a half bath, and the ground floor has another two full baths and a half bath. The main floor goes out to the covered lanai with outdoor grill and dining, sitting area, which further goes out to the infinity pool and spa area. The ground floor opens to a stained concrete lanai and a large lawn, also facing the ocean, with another outdoor sitting area. The large lawn is great for light sports, and playtime with the kids.

The house is located in a private gated development. Don’t be surprised if you don’t see any neighbors during your whole stay! It is however only 4 miles from Spencer Beach, and only 10 minutes drive to Hapuna Beach State Park, one of the top white sand beaches in the world! Three minutes south of the house is the quaint, historic town of Kawaihae. There you will find restaurants, a fresh fish market, fruit, vegetable and flower market, a dive shop and catamaran cruises. It's a 20 minute drive up to the beautiful ranch town of Waimea, and 40 minutes to the airport and Kona. With only 10 minutes to Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince Resorts, you can easily access the many resort shopping, restaurants, golf and tennis facilities.

With its deep ocean pockets, right in front of out house is about the best place on the island for whale watching. Dive boats anchor in front of the house, which is one of the favorite dive spots on the Kohala Coast. Many of our guests say it is the best snorkeling they have ever had. On the 4th of July and New Years Eve you can watch the fireworks on our lanai. And with the special location of the house, we have gorgeous and unique sunsets each night, 365 days a year.

There are many activities nearby including golf, tennis, diving, sailing, fishing, zip-lining, hiking, surfing and more. But, you may want to relax at the house and sip mai tais by the pool, play bocce ball on the lawn, have a sunset drink on the large lanai overlooking the ocean and have a BBQ on the biggest built-in viking grill you have ever seen.

The house is perfect for special celebrations, family reunions, and a couple’s retreat. It is also a great training spot for the Ironman triathalon in October. There are two beautiful outdoor showers which are convenient for rinsing off sand and dirt after a day's beach outing or biking/boating. The whole house is decorated in a Hawaiian/Indonesian resort style. Many rich hardwoods and natural materials have been used. The infinity edge pool looks like it flows into the ocean, there are lounge chairs on quartzite stone pool deck and on the lower lanai beside the lawn. The whole feel of the house is serene, open and expansive.

So if you are looking for a dream vacation home for a special celebration, vacation or reunion, this one is a gem that is hard to come by. Superb location at the gated Kohala Waterfront, on almost one acre of private, landscaped gardens 500 feet from the Ocean. Spectacular ocean views, beautiful house, top amenities, privacy and serenity, easy access to tourist activities without the hassle and bustle of the tourist crowds at a resort. What’s more, the whales come in so close they sound like they're playing in the swimming pool during whale season, and you see sunsets all year round. Minutes drive to the best beaches (mauna Kea and Hapuna) on the whole island. Resort amenities, restaurants, diving, snorkeling, tennis, golf and much more. For more information, please visit our website:

Lastly, please kindly note that we do not allow back-to-back guest stays (one group checking in the same day as another group checks out). We need at least 24 hours between guests to ensure the house is cleaned, prepared to our standards to receive guests.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 4331 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Primary Guest must be 25 years or older....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            flat grassy yard to play, big rec room, swimming pool. lawn games, board games, ping pong and pool table. Gate at top of stairs to ground floor and gate from lawn area to pool deck....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            mainfloor very easy for accesibility. You can go down the driveway by wheel chair to the ground level floor....moreless

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen


          • 2 King size beds: 1 in master bedroom main floor, another Another king can be made by connecting two twins in upper floor bedroom. 3 Queen size Beds, one on main floor bedroom and 2 in two bedrooms on ground floor. 2 Twin or Single Beds on main floor bedroom (The twin beds can be made into the 2nd king bed if needed). Child bed: we have one pack and play and a high chair; 1 baby crib, 1 one pack and play can be used as bed for baby. Sleep Sofa or Futons: 2 twin blow up mattresses and one queen blow up mattress. We also have two outdoor showers. One is outside, between bedroom no. 2 and 3. The other one is off the master bedroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

            between bedroom no. 2 and 3, plus outdoor shower....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

            double sink. hug shower with 3 different shower heads....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            powder room off of kitchen and living room....moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet

            and sink. powder room off of rec. room on ground floor....moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower


          • There are 4 full bathrooms with toilet and showers; 2 powder rooms and with sink and toilet; and two outdoor showers. ...moreless


          • Books:

            lots of books...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Foosball
          • Game Room:

            pool, ping pong, foosball, tv. The lawn is right off of the game room. Bocce ball, croquet, soccer etc....moreless

          • Games:

            board games, cards, dice, puzzles....moreless

          • Music Library:

            many cds of a variety of music...moreless

          • Ping Pong Table
          • Pool Table
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television:

            one in living room, one in rec room and one in 3rd bedroom(VCR or DVD only)...moreless

          • Toys:

            lots of beach and pool toys for children. Some small toys for at the house. lots of balls...moreless

          • Video Library:

            various dvds and vhs cassettes...moreless


          • Adventure
          • Family


          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Boating
          • Luaus
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          Location Type

              • Ocean View:

                Spectacular ocean view. Sunset over ocean. 500 ft from ocean and 135 ft above. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                lanai dining table seats 8 perfectly can make it 10. Indoor dining table seats 6-8. one high chair....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 9 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                a/c in bedrooms only. Main living areas stay cool with large ceiling fans and the ocean breezes. Rec room no a/c. open doors....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                large capacity...moreless

              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet:

                wireless Internet; high speed. also a printer/scanner....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                2 sets of linens per bedroom. 2 pool towels per person, hand clothes and face clothes. kitchen towels etc....moreless

              • Living Room:

                large living room opens up to covered lanai, by 38 foot pocket sliders....moreless

              • Parking:

                garage, and parking for 3 cars in front of garage. Lots of parking on street...moreless

              • Telephone:

                no long distance calls allowed....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Lots and lots of pool/beach towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                large capacity...moreless


              • Coffee Maker:


              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Dishes & Utensils: I have 3 different sets of dishes for all your different themes. There is all white, black, and then a rich caramel colour. Also red for xmas and other times. all different glasses...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                very very quiet viking dishwasher...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                A chef's kitchen. Everything you need and lots of serving dishes....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Viking Microwave...moreless

              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                sran wrap, tin foil, baggies, salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and more...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                professional series Viking 6 burner and griddle range, with one lare oven and one small oven...moreless

              • Toaster


              • Balcony:

                3 bedrooms on main floor have private balconies, with chairs and small table...moreless

              • Boat:

                Kohala divers and Ocean Sports snorkel or dive cruises 5 min. from house...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large stained concrete patio, off the ground floor rec room adjacent to the lawn area. Both ground floor bedrooms have concrete stained patios....moreless

              • Golf:

                Many courses to choose from. Hapuna and Mauna Kea closest. Ask for a list....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                rent at Kohala divers. 5 min. from house...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                600 sq. ft covered lanai flows out from the main living room and kitchen. Looks out over the pool and ocean. Mahogany floors, comfortable seating for 8 people and another dining set for 6 people....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                beautiful flat grassy lawn, with palm trees, flowers and an ocean view. great for games. outdoor yoga as well as kids play area....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                huge built-in viking grill with granite counter tops and beverage fridge....moreless

              • Tennis:

                nearby at Mauna Kea and the Fairmont Orchid...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                6-8 boogie boards, various masks, fins and snorkels. coolers and beach toys. 8 beach chairs....moreless

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Private Pool:

                ocean view, infinity edge, 8 lounge chairs on deck. Pool is 12 ft X 32ft. 4 1/2 feet deep all over...moreless



              Write a review 4.7
              from 3 traveler reviews
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              My Standard Rate
              6 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
              • Exit Cleaning $685
              • Tax Rate 13.42%


              Rates @$1200-1400 US/night plus GE tax of 4.17% and TA tax of 9.25%. $685 exit cleaning fee; $1000 refundable security deposit. Welcome to discuss special rates for longer stays or less than 8 guests. Holiday rates range from $1400 to $1800 per night. No weddings, parties or entertaining of other persons that are NOT listed as guests on the rental agreement. Tax id W90114762-01

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              Last updated: 12/22/2014
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              31 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Kona International Airport
              6 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Mouna Kea Golf Course
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 270
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Cafe Pesto
              4 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Spencer Beach

              Car: Necessary

              whale watching


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2014

              About the owner: We are a family of four living in the San Francisco Bay Area with extended family in the midwest and overseas. We fell in love with the Big Island since our first trip there together over 20 years ago. Each time we came back, we realized more and more that we wanted to have a home here. We purchased this beautiful property in June of 2014, from a couple who built their dream house in 2007 and lived here for several years before making this home a vacation rental beloved by vacationers (There were 19 five-star reviews on VRBO.) We can't wait to vacation here at our Kohala home each year. And we like the idea of sharing our home with folks who appreciate the beauty and charm of the Big Island, who honor family values and friendship, and who want to enjoy a special vacation. Whether it is for a celebration, a family reunion, or just a well-deserved reward to yourselves, we know you will love and treasure this place, and enjoy a vacation of a lifetime.

              Why the Owner Chose Kohala Waterfront:
              This place is located in a quiet gated ocean-front community. It is gorgeously specious - a 4331 sq. ft. open design with the backdrop of the ocean, an infinity pool, spa, private resort style lanai, along with chef's kitchen, relaxing family room and fun amenities including recreational equipment such as ping pong, pool, and foosball tables. Of course there are boogie boards, beach chairs and water toys to take to the beaches.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Combining the convenience of a resort with the privacy of a luxurious home, this place is ideal for a large family get-together, a small corporate retreat, or two or three families coming together for a special vacation. One unique additional benefit of this home is that the area is the best whale watching spot, because the water is deep in front of the house the whales come in very close. They will wake you up at night, with their talking and slapping of fins sounds like a door is slamming in the house. Laying by the pool feels like you are floating in the ocean. The diving and snorkeling out front is one of the best spots off the island.

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              • Infinity Pool as if Met by Ocean

                Infinity Pool as if Met by Ocean

              • Large Lanai with Outdoor Sitting, Dining and Grill

                Large Lanai with Outdoor Sitting, Dining and Grill

              • Family room sitting area

                Family room sitting area

              • Master Bedroom 1

                Master Bedroom 1

              • Bedroom #2

                Bedroom #2

              • Bedroom #4

                Bedroom #4

              • Master Bath

                Master Bath

              • Large Recreation Room with Ping Pong, Pool...

                Large Recreation Room with Ping Pong, Pool...

              • One of the two out door showers

                One of the two out door showers

              • Pool, Spa, Coconut Tree, Ocean

                Pool, Spa, Coconut Tree, Ocean

              • Sunset all year around from Lanai and pool

                Sunset all year around from Lanai and pool

              • Lawn Area. House Location Private, Serene in a Gated Development

                Lawn Area. House Location Private, Serene in a Gated Development

              • Great Room Opening to Lanai

                Great Room Opening to Lanai

              • Chef's kitchen

                Chef's kitchen

              • Bar and Kitchen

                Bar and Kitchen

              • Gorgeous Ocean View from Every Bedroom

                Gorgeous Ocean View from Every Bedroom

              • Bedroom No. 3

                Bedroom No. 3

              • Bedroom No. 5

                Bedroom No. 5

              • Powder Room 1

                Powder Room 1

              • Downstairs Rec Room Sitting Area

                Downstairs Rec Room Sitting Area

              • Right Wing, Back of house with Large Lawn Perfect for Light Sports and Playtime

                Right Wing, Back of house with Large Lawn Perfect for Light Sports and Playtime

              • Pool Lounge Chairs against Beautiful Tile Wall

                Pool Lounge Chairs against Beautiful Tile Wall

              • A cozy place to sip a MaiTai while watching the sunset

                A cozy place to sip a MaiTai while watching the sunset

              • Dinner under Dark Blue Sky

                Dinner under Dark Blue Sky

              VRBO #593453

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              This listing was first published here in 2014.

              Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

              $1,200 per night (USD)

              5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

              View calendar: Updated 12/22/14
              Minimum stay: 6 nights
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              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 12/22/2014
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