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

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Bob & Julie
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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 Kamuela

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.


Kamuela Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please observe the Hawaiian tradition of taking off your shoes when entering the guest house. The fine volcanic black dust is difficult to remove.
  • When it is windy, be careful when entering through the front door especially if the sliding glass door is open. The wind can cause damage.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Spacious bathroom with large shower, separate toilet, and twin vessel sinks
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One bedroom with queen bed and a queen wall bed in the living room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • 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.


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Hale Ka Nani stunning ocean and mountain views, 1 bdrm/1 bath kitchen & laundry
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Cows, Owls, and Turkeys, Oh My!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our two week stay at Hale Ka Nani. The views from the deck are stunning! The temperature is perfect at this elevation (1,800 feet). We enjoyed our daily morning walks around the neighborhood where we saw lots of interesting wildlife and met some really great people. On a still night, the silence is something quite unique and special. If you come from an urban area, chances are you probably have never experienced something like this before in your life! On a moonless night, be prepared for absolute darkness, and when the skies are clear, the stars are magical.

This guest house is almost brand new and spotlessly clean! The overall size of this place is perfect for two adults. Because of the layout and generous size of the rooms, this place would be very comfortable for a longer stay!

Thank you Bob and Julie for sharing your piece of paradise with us! We look forward to meeting you when we are back on island!

John and Julie

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: MAHALO for the wonderful review. As you know Kohala Ranch is quite a unique location on the Big Island. We appreciate "our spot" on the Island everyday and we are very glad to share it with folks like you who enjoy Hawaii as much as we do. I know you will be back because you are going to build a home here so feel free to make our place your "home away from home". Looking forward to meeting you two on your next visit. Bob & Julie
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Really stunning!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Expansive Tranquil Brilliant

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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Gorgeous property with stunning view and everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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!
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Beautiful and clean property. Location involved a bit more driving than we were wanting

  • 4 of 5

Well maintained, clean, nice furnishings. Lovely views. Enjoyed the cooler nights. The location was a bit further away from what we wanted to do, but not enough to keep us from not going. Owners are nice folks, avaiaable for questions. Kitchen well stocked with cooking untensils.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our home. Please come back and visit again.
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic views, quiet surroundings, beautiful interior; everything was great. Hale Ka Nani pictures on VRBO proved very accurate. Julie and Bob gave very precise information on everything.

We most loved sitting on the lanai. The views are unbelievable. We especially liked listening to the birds in the early morning and at dusk; watching the sunsets on ocean; mountain views. We saw and heard many open country birds. We used the bird identification book that was provided but wished we had binoculars. Many open country birds on range land; no chickens so common elsewhere.

We suggest parking on the gravel drive but not pulling up tight to the house. It makes it easier to back out. (Maybe that is just us.)

Overall, we felt privileged to stay in such a beautiful place.

Thank you Bob and Julie!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and mahalo for your review. A lot of thought went into the design of the guest house. We wanted to maximize the views and being able to sit outside. We love the birds around here too. We have a Pueo (Owl), that cruises by in the afternoon. And the Francolins family that show up daily are fun to watch. Come and visit again
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Kona International airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Seafood Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mauna Kea Resort or Hapuna Resort
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Spencer Beach
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.42%

The base rate is for 1-2 people. An extra $7.00 per person per night fee applies for 3-4 occupants. 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%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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