Hale Ka Nani, which means “beautiful house” in Hawaiian, is situated on 3.3 acres in the private, gated community of Kohala Ranch on the beautiful Kohala "Gold" coast. Kohala Ranch is a large 4,000 acre secure/gated “working” ranch, approximately 45 miles north of Kailua-Kona and 75 miles from Hilo. It is the perfect place for enjoying Hawaii Island without the crowds and tourist traffic of the resorts and hotel areas. This spacious 700 square foot guest house or “ohana” has a kitchen, microwave, living/dining room, one bedroom with queen bed, and spacious bathroom with large shower, separate toilet, and twin vessel sinks. The home can accommodate two to four people with the pull out queen-sized wall bed in the living room. Hale Ka Nani is an attached guest house and has its own private entrance and parking area. This newly-built ohana was completed in March 2017. Tastefully decorated, and completely self-sufficient, it is a wonderful home for you to bask in the loveliness of Hawaii Island and feel what it is like to actually live on the island.
The spacious 700 square foot lanai has an outdoor eating table for four, gas grill, and comfortable lounge furniture for you to enjoy a mai tai while you watch the sun set in the center of your 180 degree ocean view. Your views include open ranch land, coastline, the islands of Maui, Koolawe, Molokini, and Lanai, and three volcanoes; Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and the often snowcapped Mauna Kea. The famous Kohala Coastline sunsets are an artist’s dream, painting the skies with pink, red, orange, yellow, and blue. On clear evenings you might see the famous "Green Flash" as the sun dips below the horizon or one of the numerous rainbows that arch over the ranch. At night, you can sit out on the lanai and star watch because the Big Island limits “light pollution” for star viewing by the telescopes on top of Mauna Kea.
Available by the night, week, or month, this one-bedroom unit is one of the best deals on the Big Island. This home does not have air conditioning, but is equipped with ceiling fans since air conditioning is not needed at this perfect elevation of approximately 1600 feet, making it 7-10 degrees cooler than on the coast. This area is dry and sunny with an average of 357 sunny days and an average of 7 inches of rain per year. The owners live in the main house on the property and will respect your privacy, but are close by should their assistance be needed.
Kawaihae Harbor, 15 minutes away, offers multiple dining opportunities including a local Tiki bar, perfect for happy hour or a fresh seafood dinner. There is a fresh fish market, a burger/taco restaurant, Italian cuisine and an ice cream parlor featuring Hawaii Shaved Ice. You can reserve and depart on a dive, snorkel, sport fishing or whale watch adventure from the harbor. The small, historic sugar plantation towns of Hawi and Kapa'au are approximately 20-35 minutes drive north of us. These are artist communities with great shops and quaint eateries. Look for the photography of Julie Eliason, one of the Hale Ka Nani owners, in the galleries.
At the north end of the highway is the famous Pololu Valley, which you can hike down to enjoy spectacular coastline views and a rugged beach. Waimea town is a short 25 minute drive where you can enjoy local farmers markets, shopping, a micro brewhaus, and several restaurants. Enjoy all of the beauty the Big Island has to offer and after a day of activity and sightseeing, return to relax and reflect at Hale Ka Nani, a perfect way to end the day.
This unit is not appropriate for small children and no pets. Please don't hesitate to contact us, without obligation, for more information.
Please note, occupancy of Hale Ka Nani is limited to the rental group only and the Ohana is not intended for parties or group entertaining. All occupants must abide by the Kohala Ranch rules of noise and lights.
Hale Ka Nani is licensed to operate in the State of Hawaii GE-084-346-0608-01 and TA-084-346-0608-01