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Guest House * Full Kitchen/Laundry * Living/Dining Area * King Bed

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4

Looking for a taste of what it would be like to actually live in Hawaii? Tired of the crowded resort scene? Hotel rooms too cramped for you?

Stay at our new mountain-view 1-bedroom ohana (“guest house”) with its own parking, bedroom, kitchen with new granite countertops, living/dining area, bathroom, and fenced lanai (“patio”) in the prestigious gated community of Kohala Ranch on the Big Island's north shore.

For less than the price of a single hotel room in the nearby resorts of Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani, and Waikoloa Beach, you and your significant other (or small family of up to 4) can spread out in 500 square feet of luxury plus a spacious private lanai/patio with outdoor dining for 4.

Part of a sprawling, custom-built ranch estate covering 3 acres, your Hawaii home away from home comprises 500 square feet of luxury, including a full working kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living, entertainment, and office areas, laundry room, and spacious private lanai with outdoor dining for 4 and gas BBQ.

Be part of the family with the owners, 3 dogs and 1horse, or take advantage of the privacy of your personal apartment. Your choice. The owners and designers of this modern ranch estate, built in 2008, live fulltime on the island in the main house. Also on the property are a 2-bedroom apartment overlooking the sea and an ocean-view one-bedroom apartment.

This 1-bedroom ohana ('guest home') features a King bed in the bedroom, which also has a TV and DVD.

The living and entertainment area boasts a cushy sofa bed couch, side chair, and TV/stereo center with HD Smart TV with DVD/Blu-Ray and CD player. The dining table seats 2,and there is a desk. The large bathroom with marble vanity and shower is perfect for groups of up to 4 people.

Available by the night, week, or month, this 1-bedroom apartment is one of the best deals on the Big Island. You are within 15 minutes of Hawi and Waimea, as well as the three beach resorts, making this the perfect location. At 1,900 feet elevation, it's also the perfect climate: it's always in the comfy 60s, 70s and 80s. But there is AC if you need it. (There are also lighted ceiling fans in each room for added comfort.)

Ask about our special volcano day tour to enjoy during your stay, including stops at a waterfall, candy/cookie factory, vanilla farm, and Hilo.

You can fly into Kona or Hilo, each about 45 minutes to an hour away, so you have more flight options.

Email or call us today to reserve your 1-bedroom ohana (guest house) in paradise!

GET#: W20618411-01

Keywords: Apartment, Cottage, Bungalow, Guest House, Ohana, Ranch House, Farm House, Villa

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Kamuela Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in Shower, large vanity and private toilet room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Sleeper Soa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa full size (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Guest House * Full Kitchen/Laundry * Living/Dining Area * King Bed
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Wouldn't stay anywhere else !

  • 5 of 5

Having recently returned home from our 4th stay with John & Deborah, we are already looking forward to next vear's visit. We have stayed in 2 out of their 3 rental units and each of them was clean, well equipped and very private. The newly remodeled Ohana is our favorite, and perfect for 2.Each year there are always some new additions to the already well supplied kitchen. Always friendly & helpful, John & Deborah make us feel right at home. This is the BEST place to stay at Kohala Ranch. Can't wait until we return next year. Mahalo, Janet & Bruce

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

We lived in John and Deb's guest house for three fantastic months.This Ohana is even better than described on VRBO.Quiet,peaceful,beautiful views of the sunsets and ocean below.

If you like to be in the very middle of tourist areas this is not for you.A short drive to best beaches and restaurants on a variety of directions.Exploring upcountry, hiking, living like locals is a must for us.

I just can't say enough about John and Deborah. Extremely warm ,kind, fun, and seem to sense your every need.They take such pride in their beautiful property.

Patti and Fred

Santa Fe

PS. One of the best choices we ever made.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southington, Ct.

Loved this Ohana

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 months this past winter at this lovely Ohana. The views are gorgeous up in the Kohala Ranch range. Very relaxing atmosphere and close to area beaches and attractions. The Ohana was immaculate and comfortable. Deborah and John were exceptional hosts. Always available and went above and beyond to meet our needs. Would definitely stay there again if we return to the Big Island!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully homey cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this delightful and well-maintained cottage for a week during our second (and successful) house-hunting trip for a home in Kohala Ranch. The owners couldn't have been friendlier. The location of the ohana is in the higher elevations of Kohala Ranch and in a neighborhood of fantastic views of the Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai and Haleakala craters. Be sure to look at the heavens at night to see the Milky Way. We will be back until our new home is ready and recommend this to all who want a home away from home away from the resorts.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Moody, Canada

Loved this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

While building our house, my husband and I spent 3 months in this immaculate, tastefully decorated Ohana. It is well stocked with everything you need and has a very comfortabel king bed and a large shower with lots of pressure and hot water. We really appreciated the reliable internet and free long distance calls to home via the Magic Jack phone, making it easy to stay in touch with our family and friends back home. The property is located in the lush, rolling pastures of Koahala Ranch, all with ocean view and great sky-watching. The owners, John & Deborah, went above and beyond to welcome us to their home. We felt very comfortable here and hope to maintain a friendship with them whenever we are on island. I would not hesitate to recommend any of the suites on this property…all are lovely. They have 2 basement suites as well…one junior (bachelor) suite, and one 2-bedroom suite.

If you are interested in experiecing something other than a typical vacation rental, this property is ideal!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arroyo Grande, California, San Luis Obispo County

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on the property for 4 nights. It was very clean and well-maintained. The owners were very helpful and even gave us a tour of their lovely home. We snorkled every morning at Spencer's Beach and we recommend eating lobster at the Plantation Grill --- Wednesday Night Special. We also ate at the Red Water Cafe in Kamuela and the steak was great. We love to visit Kona and recommend another restaurant South of Kona on Alii Drive --- Sam Choy's. Obviously we had a great time and recommend this property to everyone. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Out-Clean Fee $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Pack-n-play available for $10/night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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