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Oceanview One Bedroom * Full Kitchen * Lanai * Swing * Bbq * $169

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4 with pull out sofa bed)

Don’t blow your entire vacation budget on a hotel. Stay at our newly remoldeled ocean-view one-bedroom apartment with its own private entrance, parking, bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, and “lanai” (patio) in the prestigious gated community of Kohala Ranch on the Big Island's north shore.

For a fraction of the price of a single hotel room in the nearby resorts of Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani, and Waikoloa Beach, you and your significant other can spread out in 600 square feet of luxury plus a spacious private lanai/patio.

Part of a sprawling, custom-built ranch estate covering 3 acres, your Hawaii home away from home comprises 600 square feet of luxury, including a full working kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room, 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 1 horse, 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 a 1-bedroom “ohana” (guest house).

This one-bedroom unit features a Tommy Bahama bedroom with King bed, 2-drawer nightstand and 3-drawer armoire, Thomasville desk work area, wicker side chair, 40-inch HD-Smart-TV/DVD, stereo system with iPod docking station, living room with sofa bed, full kitchen with dining area , shared laundry room, and outdoor “lanai” (patio balcony) with gas BBQ, dining table, and chaise lounges, all with a view of the Pacific Ocean.

Available by the night, week, or month, this one-bedroom unit 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. (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 junior suite in paradise!

Hawaii GET#: W20618411-01

Keywords: Apartment, unit, villa, condo, one-bedroom, home, house, B&B

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Kamuela Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancelation: Guest must cancel 90 days prior to arrival for a one night fee anything under 90 days no refund
  • Monthly rentals are required to pay a mid-clean of $50.00
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in shower, tile floors, large vanity area and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living room area - Sleeper Sofa
  • The private bedroom has a King bed The living room couch is a sleeper sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Whitmore Lake, MI USA

Back at the ranch!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying here! It's comfortable, homey and the hosts are just awesome! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, WA

Beautiful vacation rental and area!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful vacation while staying in this vacation rental! The unit was beautifully decorated and newly remodeled. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to call home for the 7 days we were able to stay there. John and Deborah were the perfect hosts. Always available if we needed anything or had any questions of where to go and what to see. We enjoyed the dogs in the front yard. They were very friendly and loving. It was like being at home. The unit had all the necessities we needed to prepare our meals. John and Deborah had thought of everything. The bed was so very comfortable. It made sleeping very relaxing. They even had a well written binder for us to read of all their suggestions on how to see the most beautiful beaches and best places while we were there on the northern part of the island. I enjoyed the privacy of the Kohala Ranch area. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to vacation at. The only thing I might suggest to John and Deborah, for people that want to visit this amazing area and never have been here before, is give some good directions of how to find the Kohala Ranch and how to get into the Ranch. When we arrived it was a bit confusing because we had no idea that there were two entrances to get into the ranch. But after we finally figured it out the rest of the time was the most relaxing and amazing time. Thank you for sharing your home and the time you spent sharing with us, John and Deborah! We would love to come back if we ever get back to the big island!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Private Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Suite for about 6 weeks with our golden retriever, Toko. All three of us had an amazing time. Toko had his own fenced in yard and a large lanai with a dog bed! Toko also enjoyed walks around the ranch, where he could smell the ocean! We spent many evenings watching the sunset over the ocean while Toko played with John and Deborah's dogs in the front yard.

John and Deborah were excellent hosts. Not only were they available if we needed anything, but John gave us an excellent tip to get parking at Mauna Kea Beach. Mauna Kea Beach is one of the best beaches on the island, but parking through the resort often fills up before 9AM. Ask John how to always have a spot!

The Suite had everything we needed for a long stay. They really pay attention to details - for example they bought a new convection cooktop and switched out all of our non-compatible pots and pans. I've stayed in rentals that had several pans that would not work on the convection cooktop. This is just one example of their attention to the details.

I highly recommend this rental. We plan on returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Big Island for several years but this vacation was perfect. The ranch is located in the Meadows of Kohala Ranch. Warm sunny days and cool comfortable nights. We lived on the spacious lanai with a 180 degree view of the ocean. The Jr. suite is tastefully decorated and impeccably clean. There is a full kitchen, gas BBQ, laundry facilities and the most comfortable bed. The resorts with their restaurants, beaches and shops are just down the hill. Waimea is a nice sized town town close by with all the necessities: groceries, drugstores, churches, quaint shops and restaurants.

We loved to sit on our lanai and watch the cows roam across the open range. Drive slowly, they also roam in the roads. There are wild turkey and beautiful song birds. The ranch also has 2 horses who love carrots and 2 sweet, well behaved dogs. It was comforting to know if you needed anything the Watsons were there to help and yet they give you your own very private island retreat. This is the perfect vacation spot. The weather, the open spaces, the fantastic accommodations all provided for a relaxing, rejuvenating and down right FUN TIME. WE are going back!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Ocean View Perch

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent 10 days here and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The listing accurately describes the is furnished tastefully and everything is of high quality and spotlessly clean...the owners appear to have anticipated every need. The deck area is enormous and the panoramic views of the ocean and hills are spectacular. I have already recommended it to friends and I would return to this unit on my next visit. The owners, John and Deborah, were very helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Moody, Canada

Beautiful & Peaceful…the real Hawaii!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a month in this lovely suite. I admit that I was worried about staying in a basement suite, but once I saw it, I was blown away! It has been very tastefully decorated and was super-clean but the best part is the huge private deck with ocean view…most unexpected! The deck also looks out over the lawn and paddock, and beyond to the rolling green pastures of Kohala Ranch. The owners, Deborah & John, could not be more accommodating. Very helpful, generous, and lovely people. If you are looking for a different experience from a resort condo, and you would actually like to see how people in Hawaii live, this property is ideal. They alos have a 1 bedroom ohana, in which we spent 3 months, and another 2-bedroom basement suite. All have been decorated in the same, tropical style, with the same attention to cleanliness. It was such a relief to arrive here after travelling and find this santuary awaiting!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kohala Burger & Taco
Hamburger Restaurant
Kawaihae Kitchen
Asian Restaurant
Anuenue Ice Cream & Shave Ice
Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
Family Restaurant
Aloha Deli
Breakfast Restaurant
Seafood Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
al Vicolo
Italian Restaurant
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Number 3 Restaurant
Lunch Restaurant
Hapuna Golf Course
Cafe Hapuna
Three Frogs Cafe
Hapuna Beach State Park
Hot Malasadas Truck
Kawaihae Kandyz
Gill's Lanai
Minnie's Ohana Lim Style
Hawaiian Restaurant
L&L Hawaiian Barbeque
Barbecue Restaurant
Holy Smokes BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Nanbu Courtyard
Coffee Shop
Kings View Cafe
CSC Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Kava Kafe
Kohala Coffee Mill
Coffee Shop
Sweet Potato Kitchen
Health Food Restaurant
Sushi Rock Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Mi Ranchito
Mexican Restaurant
Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Keokea Beach Park
Pizza Restaurant
Merriman's Big Island
American Restaurant
Red Water Cafe
American Restaurant
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Waimea Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
JoJo's Avenue - Shaved Ice & Treats
Hale Kai Restaurant
Brown's Beach House Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Paniolo Country Inn
Hina Rae’s Sugarshack
Charley's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Yong's Kal-Bi
Korean Restaurant
Luna Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Aka Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Jade Palace
Chinese Restaurant
Manuela Malasada Co
Parker Ranch Center
Hawaiian Restaurant
Noodle Club
Noodle Shop
Village Burger Waimea
Hamburger Restaurant
Village Burger Kamuela
Hamburger Restaurant




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Out-Clean Fee $79
Tax Rate 13.42%

Pack-n-play available for $10/night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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