Located in the exclusive Kohala Ranch community on the beautiful North Kohala coast on the big island of Hawaii, Hale Maka Kohola is truly a breathtaking and magical place. Hawaiian for "Home to Eye Whales", the home features rich accents of traditional Hawaiian Koa wood and a sweeping panorama of the Pacific Ocean from the huge lanai which wraps around the entire ocean-facing side of this traditional "plantation style" house.
Originally the model home for the gated Kohala Ranch development, Hale Maka Kohola is located on a prime five-acre lot at the lowest elevation nearest the ocean.
Enjoy absolute privacy and unobstructed views of the Hawaiian sunset and migrating humpback whales to the west, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes to the south, and the Kohala mountains to the northeast.
Just down the coastal Akoni Pule Highway is the historic town of Kawaihae where King Kamehameha made his home and united the Hawaiian islands. Stop by the Hale l'a Da Fish House for the fresh catch or try the shrimp po' boy sandwich at the Seafood Bar & Grill on your way through town. If you're in the mood for a bike ride, cycling along the Akoni Pule and other coastal highways is some of the best in the world.
From Kawaihae, you can head out for some of the best sport fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving in the world or take a scenic drive up the winding A Mamalahoa Highway to the lush and beautiful town of Waimea to visit the weekly farmers market. Want to spend time at the beach or hit the links? The world-renowned Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beaches and Golf Courses are just minutes from the house and offer some of the best surfing and golf in the world.
Drive north from the house and visit the sleepy town of Hawi and the spectacular Pololu Valley beyond. If you're feeling adventurous, take the path from the lookout to the valley floor and explore the secluded black sand beaches and clear Pololu stream as it winds through the lush valley scenery.
In the mood for some great food? Fine dining options like Manta or Brown's Beach House are always a favorite. Looking for something more casual? Kohala Burger & Taco, Lava Lava Beach Club and Hau Tree are great places to kick back with friends and family for lunch or drinks on the beach.
No matter how you choose to spend your time at Hale Maka Kohola, we know that you will have the time of your life enjoying all that the beautiful North Kohala Coast has to offer. Here is what some of our other guests had to say about their stay:
The house surpassed our expectations-we thoroughly enjoyed the view, the amenities and the island...See you again soon.
Bill, Peg, Pam,Sal & Ron B. 3/01
Words can hardly express how wonderful our time has been in your magnificent home. We watched beautiful sunsets and numerous whales in this wonderful secluded paradise. It's hard to leave such a wonderful place and we certainly hope we have the opportunity to return and enjoy this spacious home and beautiful amenities, We enjoyed our drive over to the local town for shopping and the use of the library. We can see why you enjoy such a great place. The kids loved the pool as well. Thank you for letting us share your home.
Michael, Sarah, Stephen, Rachel, Larry & Ruthie D. 3/01
We've been coming to the Big Island for the last few years--We wish we had found your beautiful home sooner!
Jess, Shari, Jamie & Amy S. 5/01
When we talked about staying here, you mentioned that, although there are many beautiful places to visit on the Island, many never choose to leave this home--We were one of those--The daily routine was a trip to the 7/11 at the harbor for the newspaper and back home--Then pooltime--Honeymoons don't get any better than this!
Renee Mcl. 8/01
Great Home! We had a truly memorable time. Each moment was a blessing filled with beauty.
Kim & Nicole 9/01
We've had a wonderful time here. The house was perfect for the 5 of us. We love the setting, landscaping, layout, great mattresses, and how well it's stocked. Thanks for making us so comfortable. It's been 10 days we'll never forget--a wonderful family vacation and celebration of engagement. Thanks for everything. We hope to come back.
Will & Renee G. / Josh Andrew & Amanda M. 12/01
We thoroughly enjoyed this great home. The view is fantastic and the whales did the entertaining. You're right--it's much better than staying at a resort. We'll do it again.
Jim K. & Family 3/02
Your home is more beautiful than you described. Our wedding was perfect. This place will always hold a special place in our hearts. We'll be back to celebrate our anniversaries.
Pam & Marty 6/02
Thank you for the wonderful time we had in your home. The view is spectacular!! We spent the majority of our vacation relaxing @ the house and at the pool. The house is beautiful and the Piano is a wonderful bonus. We had a much needed break from our daily routine and look forward to visiting again.
Dan & Kim 8/02
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest. Please contact owner with any questions.