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Ocean View Villa with Heated Pool Closest to the Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,743 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom, Two Bath Villa in Heathers of Kohala Ranch

Welcome to our newly-remodeled home on 5 acres in Kohala Ranch, a gated community on the sunny Kohala Coast. Kohala Ranch is a large property with three main areas: Heathers; Meadows; and Summit. Our house is located in the Heathers, the area with the lowest elevation on one of the closest streets to the ocean. The Heathers is the warmest and sunniest area of Kohala Ranch. Our home is located on the second street up from the coast road entrance gate. We have panoramic ocean views to watch whales and sunsets.

Reviews from prior guests:

We loved this house - opening up all the french doors & enjoying the breeze! We were so comfortable here & we totally relaxed. The whale watching was fabulous! Your home is truly lovely & it will be fun to see the fruits mature over the next couple of years. We used some basil for many different meals. Thank you for having a few games, movies & the binoculars. You have the perfect place for star gazing & viewing Mauna Kea and the rainbows. We replaced your 2 boogie boards as they were getting weak across the middle. Wonderful time had by all! Mahalo.


Thank you for a wonderful home base for a short little trip to Hawaii. I love your interior decorating and very much appreciated how clean everything was. It was the perfect place to inspire my landscaping projects back home. Walks around Kohala, games of chess, scrabble and dutch blitz, biking, movies, boogie-boarding, shopping and lots of eating...and always a great place to 'come home to'.

Mark and Riana

We have absolutely loved our week at your incredible home! It is so comfortable and relaxing! We spend hours by the pool and at the beaches, saw many whales, cooked in, ate out, played chess and all slept great! We even watched Ferris Buehler - a family favorite! Thanks for all you have done to create this awesome place - can't wait to come back!

Sibby and Bruce

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Sue

We are Dave and Sue. We live in the Seattle area but escape to Hawaii whenever we can. We have vacationed in Hawaii for the last 20 years and have successfully rented out a condo in Waikoloa Beach Resort (see the reviews posted by previous guests to our condo) for the past four years. We purchased our Hawaiian dream home in September 2013. We love bringing our family and friends to the Big Island and hope that you will fall in love with the diverse landscape and climate of the Big Island.

Sue purchased this house in 2013

Why Sue chose Kamuela

We chose our home in the Heathers of Kohala Ranch for the beautiful sunset views and dry, sunny weather. Enjoy nearby scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, golf, shopping, and dining. Enjoy whale watching and beautiful ocean views from our lanai. We have all new paint, carpet, furniture, appliances and tropical landscaping.

What makes this house unique

We bought our home in September 2013 and have remodeled extensively. Our home is located in the Heathers, which is the area closest to the ocean with spectacular views and warm, sunny weather! Help yourself to fresh tropical fruit and herbs growing on our property. Our manager lives on the Big Island is available for anything you may need during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely beautiful house and setting! Thank you so much! We'll be back!
Apr 2014
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Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2743 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bedroom has en suite bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Twin Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We provide a limited supply of paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, shampoo, soap, dish soap, and laundry detergent to get you started.


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Ocean View Villa with Heated Pool Closest to the Ocean
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 69 reviews

wonderful stay at Kohala Ranch

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay over the Holidays! The house is beautiful, well appointed, open, sunny and airy. The view over the hills and ocean is one of a kind. We saw whales jumping and spouting all day long.You can even see Mauna Kea in the distance. The photos in the profile don't quite capture how beautiful the setting really is. The house was quiet and removed from tourist areas.. set on an active ranch where we saw cows and wild turkeys roaming. But its very convenient to everything: Waimea, Havi and many amazing restaurants and beaches. It was warm and sunny every day. We spent afternoons in the lovely solar heated pool overlooking the sea.. and enjoyed the peace and quiet the house offered. We'd love to come back again! Aloha!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just delightful again!

  • 4 of 5

We've stayed at this property a number of times and enjoy it quite a bit. Sue has done a great job with the property.

She and her team are very responsive. For example, we inquired about having normal height chairs for beach chairs and they were there when we arrived.

Its even better when the whales are out playing!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, AK

Nice home, great view

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet in Kohala Ranch!! Great place to rest up and relax. Home and pool perfect!! Would recommend without reservation.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home. Peaceful elegance and comfort

  • 5 of 5

This home is quite simply beautiful and exactly as advertised. The home is clean, beautifully maintained and provides exceptional privacy, quiet, and comfort. My family and I spent a lot of time by the pool taking in the extraordinary views (morning, noon and stars at night) and enjoying the peacefulness. Every aspect of our experience with the home could not have been better. The amenities were spot on and we felt right at home. Great beaches and restaurants a 10-15 minute drive away, although we enjoyed making many meals in the well-appointed kitchen. The property owner and manager were a pleasure to work with and made everything quite easy. I have stayed in many places around the world and have very few 5 star experiences, but this is one of them. Mahalo !

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I am so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your vacation! We look forward to having you back soon!
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Huntington Beach, CA

Kohala Gold Coast with Dreamy Views

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly situated in Kohala Ranch, an absolutely lovely home with dreamy ocean views from every room. Soft breezes throughout this beautifully laid out property, all expected amenities and more than enough room for everyone, inside and out. We enjoyed ourselves for a week and truly did not want to leave. The property owner was a pleasure to work with and the property manager was quite accommodating. The pictures of this villa are great but don't do the place any justice. You must come and see for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leesburg, Virginia

Beautiful house and property - Perfect for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cannot recommend it enough. Nothing but the highest praise for this property ! Our rental and conversations with the owners was quick and professional, making everything as easy as possible.

The property was exactly as shown and was spotless upon our arrival. Everything about this property is FIRST CLASS ! This home and grounds exceeded our expectations. It is spacious, well decorated and had everything you would ever needed and more. It was luxurious, but incredibly comfortable. We enjoyed many morning cups of coffee, breakfast, dinner and evening glasses of wine on the ocean view lanai. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained. Absolutely peaceful and beautiful.

We enjoyed the well designed pool area that overlooks the ocean. The owners also provided a number of great recommendations for nearby activities, grocery shopping facilities, directions and restaurants.The location is perfect with amazing beaches just short drives away or a beautiful place to just stay and relax. We can't wait to go back!

This home has definitely move it to the top of our list for future visits. Mahalo for opening up your beautiful property to us !!!!!! We can't say enough good things about our experience !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back!
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Kona (KOA)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cafe Pesto, Plantation Grll
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Spencer Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning $375
Tax Rate 13.25%

$50 per night for each additional guest after the first two.
Plus taxes of 13.25% and cleaning fee of $375.
Holiday rates upon request
We accept credit cards or personal checks. We will never ask you to wire money, pay through pay pal or through a different currency. You should not send money to anyone other than the owners of the property, Dave and Sue Conn.

On island manager: Laurie Edmondson

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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