Ocean and Mountain view home on the Kohala Coast perfect for couples.
About Ali Blackmore
Ali Blackmore has traveled the globe, living in eight different countries over four continents. Dual careers in real estate and design have traveled with her and continue on Big Island, Hawaii where she works in real estate & design specializing in Kohala Coast property. Ali bought her home because it is one of the all-round best view lots and locations in the Heathers at Kohala Ranch. If you are visiting Big Island to look at or buy property Ali would be delighted to assist you with your search or purchase.
Ali Blackmore purchased this House in 2003
Why Ali Blackmore chose Kamuela
Growing up on a large ranch in Central Africa, when Ali arrived in Hawaii she found a place that was so strikingly similar to her 'home' that she fell in love with the area. The location struck an emotional chord and met a career goal at the same time. Quite simply, the Kohala Coast is the most popular place to vacation on Big Island and the Heathers at Kohala Ranch is one of the nicest spots to stay. Guests love the home and the views and Ali loves sharing this beautiful place with them.
What makes this House unique
One of the best aspects of renting this home, especially for couples, is the affordability. For couples this means paying just for two, but enjoying all the benefits of the entire property without the cost. It's a perfect place for enjoying your vacation; quiet, private, beautifully designed, and with exceptional views. Located just minutes from beaches, golf, dining and shopping, all a holiday-maker needs is close at hand but can seem a world away when it's time to relax and get away from it all. Often when guests settle in to the outdoor living room on the lanai and look at the view they never want to leave or do anything else. Yes, it really is that spectacular!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very private. Quiet. Nice pool. incredible view. Not too far from amenities. Extremely well stocked kitchen. Bed reasonable...bathrooms clean. Lots of beach and picnic gear.
Downside...no AC and very little breeze due to some over planting around the exterior. A bit dark inside...and over decorated. No real deck space around the pool. And...mosquitos dusk and dawn...at times intense.
It was a pleasure working with Ali to book our vacation at this fabulous home. She was extremely well organized and was able to quickly answer all of our questions throughout the process. Having someone so well organized really helped ease the process and ensure that we were prepared for our stay.
The view from this beautiful home is simply stunning! The entire Kohala coast is displayed at your feet. It's similar to the view from the top of a skyscraper in a big city but with nothing but the ocean and the beautiful landscape as far as you can see. The clarity of the stars at night is breathtaking. The home feels very private and luxurious. The fact that it is in a gated community made us feel secure even though we were in a more remote location.
The home is extremely clean and well appointed. It is beautifully decorated and we really enjoyed looking at all of the artwork in the home. The kitchen and pantry are expansive. There is plenty of seating and comfortable places to rest. The pool is refreshing and we spent much of our time either in the pool or on the lanai. Everything that you need for a comfortable stay is ready and waiting for you.
The geckos do really laugh at night which was an added bonus!
Laughing Gecko is one of the nicest places we have stayed on the Big Island. Fabulous home with amazing art work throughout the place. The pool is great for laps or just lounging, and the views cant be beat. Everything simply top notch.
Aloha. Thank you for such complimentary words. I think it's lovely too!
Views Beyond Measure
My husband and I along with our 2 college age sons stayed in this lovely home early May. Ali is a great property manager, easily accessible! My husband and I stayed in the main house and our sons in the lower guest house each having their own bedroom and shared bath. The views from every location were outstanding of the ocean and every summit. The house is exquisitely decorated and stocked to the hilt! It is clean and so organized! We LOVED the back porch and pool. Such a respite after busy morning activities. Only negative, no AC which usually wouldn't present a problem but we happened to travel when it was warmer and wetter than usual on this part of the island. Despite the fans, the indoor area was pretty warm during daylight hours but the porch area was very comfortable. There are mosquitos but Ali has the back porch well equipped with products to successfully combat that problem. We would love to return and highly recommend this property to families that want individual bedroom privacy but access to a wonderful open living space and large well equipped kitchen for congregating and making memories.
Aloha. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We had unusual rainfall - 1"/hr - that resulted in both front and rear gulches running (flash flooding). I have never seen the front gulch run in all my years here! The grass shot up and the mosquitoes made an appearance shortly after.
The flip side is the rain washed all the dust out of the air and we had some of the clearest skies and exceptional views ever.
The humidity sure makes everything feel warmer; we're not used to that on the west side, which is typically very dry. It seems to get warmer sooner in the year also. I personally love the heat, but yes, for those who are sensitive to it, there is no AC in this home.
Thank you for taking such good care of my home. It was a pleasure to share it with you.
Beautiful views, peaceful and every amenity you could possibly need. Stunning.
Thank you. The views are impossible to portray. You just have to see them. Aloha. ali
If you are looking for serenity, beauty and complete relaxation, this place is for you. There are neighbors but nothing really close and you feel like you are the only people for miles. We took walks with AMAZING views. Go early or late because the mid-day sun was brutal with those steep hills. (We went at 11am ...once) You can see gorgeous mountain and ocean views both from the house and on our walks. The house itself is so well equipped, it was easy to cook or grill out for every meal, but don’t. There is a surprisingly good restaurant for such a small town just down the hill from the house, The Seafood Bar & Grill. Try the Black Bean Seafood Combo, not many black beans so we couldn’t figure out the name but who cares because it was one of the best seafood dishes I have ever eaten. I would recommend The Laughing Gecko 100% with zero reservations. My husband and I rarely return to the same locations with so many places in the world to explore but this property now has a special place in our hearts and we look forward to returning.
Ali, thank you for a truly unique and wonderful stop on our vacation.
Christine & Mike
That makes me so happy. I completely agree, walks are best early morning, or late afternoon. I like early mornings best; such amazing colors in the sky as the sun comes up.
The Thai beef salad is one of my favorites at Seafood Bar, but all their dishes are nice and reasonably priced.
I'm so glad you enjoyed yours stay. aloha, ali
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