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Hale Ka Nani stunning ocean and mountain views, 1 bdrm/1 bath kitchen & laundry

Kamuela, HI, USA
  • Guest House700 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

spacious 700 square foot guest house has a 180 degree ocean views

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


Bob & Julie

Member Since 2017
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Calendar last updated:
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About Bob & Julie

Bob Bojorquez and Julie Eliason. After retiring from our jobs in California, we moved to the Big Island in 2007 and took up new careers. Bob was formerly a computer science technician, help desk manager and project manager at Cal Poly State University, and took up real estate, property management, and web design in Hawaii. He is also a professional musician in the "Bad Papa" slack-blues duo. Julie was formerly a marine and wildlife biologist and now works as a professional landscape, nature, and fine art photographer, exhibiting her photographs in several Hawaii galleries. When we first visited Kohala Ranch we saw the magnificent ocean and mountain views from our future home and we knew this was the place for us. We also like the climate living in the Meadows at approximately 1600 foot elevation, which is not too hot or too cold. The gated community is wonderful and safe. We finished building our attached guest house or ohana in March of 2017. We are delighted to share this wonderful place with our family, friends, and guests.

Bob & Julie purchased this Guest House in 2007

Why Bob & Julie chose Island of Hawaiʻi

We love our home at Kohala Ranch because it has magnificent ocean and volcano views, wonderful climate, world class beaches, fantastic snorkeling, whale viewing, great fishing and close to wonderful restaurants and resorts. Hale Ka Nani was newly constructed in March 2017.

What makes this Guest House unique

Hale Ka Nani Guest House/Ohana has 180 degree ocean views. Also you can see neighbor Islands of Koolawe, Lanai, Maui, and Molokii as well as 3 volcanoes, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and the sometimes snowcapped Mauna Kea. It is close to world class beaches and fantastic snorkeling areas. Its private and secure location gets you away from the crowded tourist areas. You get a real sense of what it is like to live in Hawaii when you stay here.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • One bedroom with queen bed and a queen wall bed in the living room


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Spacious bathroom with large shower, separate toilet, and twin vessel sinks

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              three volcanoes; Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and the often snowcapped Mauna Kea
            • Near The Ocean
              4 easy miles to the coastline. Less that 15 minutes from world famous Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beaches.
            • Ocean View
              180 degree ocean view. Your views include open ranch land, coastline, the islands of Maui, Koolawe, Molokini, and Lanai. The famous Kohala Coastline sunsets are an artist’s dream, painting the skies.


                • Away From It All
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Bar height table and seating for four
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Games
                                      Available upon request
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable TV
                                    • Television


                                        • Boat
                                          Kawaihae Harbor, 15 minutes away
                                        • Golf
                                          Available at the nearby resorts
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Kawaihae Harbor, 15 minutes away has rentals
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Spacious lanai with comfortable lounge furniture and outdoor eating area
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Garden outside guest house
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          Available at the nearby resorts
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Dive and snorkel shop located in Kawaihae Harbor, 15 minutes away


                                            • not suitable for children


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • The owners can provide you with information about local sights and attractions, as well as island facts. For guests staying one month or longer, additional cleanings from our house keeping staff will be required.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  16 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great and Gracious

                                                                  Scott D.

                                                                  We stayed for five days at this new, exceptionally well outfitted apartment, and experienced some wonderful sunsets, views across the western side of the island and its shorelines, and met our excellent and gracious hosts. Very private setting, quiet. There is a lot to do in this vicinity, from art galleries to magnificent snorkeling and sandy beaches.

                                                                  Inviting views and relaxing island decor

                                                                  Dick F.

                                                                  My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Bob and Julie's island retreat. We had some cool days keeping us in but lots of reading. Had everything we needed to cook meals and to take on our couple of beach outings. Great shower! We especially appreciated the owners' hospitality. They truly convey the "aloha" spirit.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Mahalo for the wonderful review. Yes, we had some rain during your stay but that didn't seem to 'dampin' your spirit of adventure. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again.

                                                                  Wonderful views!

                                                                  John L.

                                                                  Hale Ka Nani was our home for 28 days. We loved it! The ohana is very comfortable and well appointed, the views of the coast are fabulous and the neighborhood is very quiet. The elevation of about 1800' makes for pleasant temperatures and dramatic views. Hapuna Beach, one of the best beaches anywhere, is a short drive away. The owners, Bob and Julie, are very friendly and eager to be helpful. We certainly enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

                                                                  The owners description and the comments from other reviewers tell it like it is. A great place to stay if you prefer being away from the crowded resorts and don't mind a little extra driving. For us, it was just about perfect!

                                                                  Mahalo nui loa,

                                                                  John and Susan

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Aloha and Mahalo! We love having guests like you that really enjoy the beauty of the Kohala mountains, the bird life, the ocean and mountain views. We are glad you got to experience some of our changing island weather with warm days and thunderstorms that left snow on Mauna Kea and Hualalai volcano tops.

                                                                  Please come and visit us again.

                                                                  Really stunning!

                                                                  Antonella S.

                                                                  We did really love our stay at Hale Ka Nani!

                                                                  The house is very comfortable with everything you could possible need, beautifully decorated, spotless new.

                                                                  The view of both sea and Maunakea is stunning, awesome sunsets, and incredible starry nights. Yes it's true is a bit away from everything, about 15 min drive from Kawaihae harbour ( some or the best food of the Island) and about 25-30 minutes from some or the best beaches of the Kohala Coast, Hapuna beach, beach 69, Mauna Kea and Puako. For us it was not a big issue, we did explore the east side of Big Island very easily, every day a different spot.

                                                                  The hosts Julie and Bob are super welcoming, always present and yet very descreet, they gave us a very detailed list of things to do, restaurants, shopping, activities. We cannot recommend this place enough, so glad we found it.

                                                                  Antonella and Enzo from Italy

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Aloha & Mahalo for your review. We are so glad and really enjoy sharing our wonderful place in Hawaii with such great guests like you. We choose to be far enough from the hustle and bustle of the resorts yet close enough to get there without traffic jams or crowds of people. The quiet and enjoyment of the Ocean, Mountains, wonderful sunsets and stars makes up for being a small distance from the Big Islands busier areas.

                                                                  Beautiful Expansive Tranquil Brilliant

                                                                  Sherlynn E.

                                                                  Guest house is graciously decorated, beautifully furnished and first rate in location. So peaceful in north Kohala with panoramic views of sunsets, Mauna Loa and

                                                                  Maui.Close to whale watch and snorkel cruises. Secluded beaches and funky Ha'wi. Not too far to Mauna Kea. But Hale Ka Nani and owners Bob and Julie are the stars of this lovely spot.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  MAHALO for your wonderful review. We do love it here and really enjoy sharing it with guests like you who appreciate it. We are glad and privileged to welcome you to our Ohana. Please come back and visit us again.

                                                                  Gorgeous property with stunning view and everything you need.

                                                                  Karina M.

                                                                  This is a beautifully decorated, very quiet, spacious, one bedroom, one bathroom attached unit with a private entrance, parking, and a large deck. There's a 180-degree view of the 3 main volcanoes, hills, the ocean, and coastline. Views of the Milky Way on a clear night are truly stunning.

                                                                  The owners live in the attached home and are available as needed. They have attended to every detail required for a comfortable stay. The bed is very comfortable. I slept better here than I do at home. There's a full kitchen and washer dryer, which enabled us to prepare our own meals. The provided cooler came in handy for taking snacks and lunch with us for our day's adventures. We also enjoyed use of new snorkeling gear.

                                                                  If you want a quiet vacation away from the tourist areas and crowds, this home is perfect!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  MAHALO for your review! We want our guests to feel like this is their home away from home. We are glad you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay here on the Big Island and Kohala coast.

                                                                  Please come back!


                                                                  Kamuela, HI, USA

                                                                  Star gazing is amazing without light pollution. Ocean and beach activities are what Hawaii and the Big Island are all about. There is plenty of shopping in Kailua-Kona as well as many restaurants and movie theaters. The world famous Iron man triathalon is held here each year. Hale Ka Nani is licensed to operate in the State of Hawaii GE-084-346-0608-01 and TA-084-346-0608-01

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  The base rate includes up to 4 people. Monthly rates are approximate and may vary depending on the number of people and dates of your stay. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. Note: No refunds will be given for storms/inclement weather unless the State or local authorities have ordered mandatory evacuations for our area of residence. The Tax rate of 13.42% is Hawaii's General Excise Tax of 4.166% and Hawaii's Transient Accommodations Tax of 9.25%.

                                                                  16 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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