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Red 'Ohana 2BD, Luxury Hawaiian Vacation Home above Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Fabulous Luxury Hawaiian Style - 2BD & 3BD Homes ** Rent Individual or Together

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Aloha nui Loa! Minutes from Mauna Kea and Hapuna beaches, the Red 'Ohana 2 bedroom is located in Waimea is a quaint town with breezes and milder temperatures that provide an idyllic Hawaiian environment.

The ultimate in comfort and classic Hawaiian style, this impeccably restored large two Bedroom, one Bath island home has beautiful views of the Kohala Forest Reserve and Mauna Kea. The home comes equipped with designer furnishings & linens and all the best amenities.

Ideally located just minutes from Waimea town center offering many unique shops, galleries, farmer's markets and excellent dining options. The home is very private, quiet and situated on an acre of lush landscaped land with flowers and fruit trees that are intrinsic to well being. Red 'Ohana is classic Hawaiian style architecture with wide hip roofs and a large open covered lanai, the perfect spot to enjoy your cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at sunset.

Waimea town is the best central location to explore everything from the nature of the Big Island ecology to the future of the universe at the Mauna Kea Observatory and of course the best beaches on the island are just minutes away.

You will never forget your stay in this unique home, and you will long to come back! Red Ohana is truly an elegant taste of authentic Hawaii. Your home away from home!

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Laura

Red ‘Ohana Owner, Laura Monahan, has over 30 years experience in the luxury hotel industry. She is the ultimate host and never misses a detail when it comes to making your stay at the Red ‘Ohana memorable. You can find her most mornings paddling along Mauna Kea Beach or hiking through the beautiful Waimea hills with her two Australian Shepherds. Laura lives in Waimea with her husband and their 2 children. Come experience a piece of paradise here at the Red ‘Ohana!

Red ‘Ohana Manager, Megan Peterson, has a background in business and hospitality. She has a passion for creating unique experiences for guests and can assist you with anything from planning a Mauna Kea Summit picnic under the stars, diving with manta rays, or a sunset sail along the Kohala Coast. Megan and her family have been on the Big Island for over 30 years and she and her husband are expecting their second daughter.

Why Laura chose Kamuela

Red 'Ohana distinguishes itself from other vacation rentals first and foremost because of the casual elegance that you just won't find elsewhere except at exorbitantly priced resorts (and without our amenities). Our property is both spacious and private, and the ohanas were the original Parker Ranch caretakers' quarters. Once you explore the island, you will appreciate the mild, temperate climate. The property atmosphere is relaxed and your peace will not be impacted by noisy roosters, coqui frogs, pets, or other animals. Your access to Waimea town is a 5 minute drive and access to beautiful beaches is an easy, scenic 8 minute drive. It would be difficult to find a property with all of features and amenities for the same price elsewhere on the island. Sometimes local residents stay with us for their weekend getaway. Many parents stay with us when visiting their children who attend the prestigious Hawaii Preparatory Academy.

What makes this cottage unique

- Five-star luxury accommodations at lower prices than resorts

- Proximity to Hawaii's best beaches, nearby attractions, and east side of the island.

- Attentive, experienced concierges for property or activity needs

- Strong connection to old Hawaii and historic Parker Ranch, and an active community not overcome with tourists.

- Moderate climate - neither hot like the coast nor chilly even at night.


Kamuela Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Charming bathroom with shower Plush red towels and wash cloths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Luxury Bedding - 800 thread count linens
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Come to relax, explore, and be a part of our 'Ohana and community! Create a lifelong memory!


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Red 'Ohana 2BD, Luxury Hawaiian Vacation Home above Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews
Cedar Falls, IA

Cozy and serene getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Red Ohana. The home is beautifully decorated, perfectly set up for a relaxing stay, whether cuddling on the couch with a movie, or enjoying the birds in the morning on the secluded lanai. Laura was there to greet us and gave us a wonderful welcome. She and Nathalie were available to help as we had questions, but never did we feel pestered. The other home on the lot shares parking but unless the renters are outside talking, you’d never know you were that close. Our only word of caution is that the bathroom has a lower ceiling and doorway than the rest of the house. My husband is 6’7”; he managed just fine, but it is worth noting. The house was so perfect and the location ideal (close to the coast and the beaches, but out of the tourist chaos) that we would stay again in a heartbeat, and hope to do it again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was an absolutely beautiful cottage that perfected suited our needs. We loved the location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully furnished and immaculately maintained. We enjoyed the peaceful setting, gorgeous outdoor spaces, and the close proximity to town and the beaches. The kitchen is very well equiped and spacious. We especially loved all the special touches such as beach gear and wifi. We look forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Red O’hana has it all!

  • 4 of 5

Great location! Sry comfortable place with all the amenities you need for your stay in Waimea.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Volcano, Hawaii


  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Red Ohana. The cottage is charming, clean, and well appointed. Our host Laura was extremely responsive and friendly.

Highly recommend this lovely property!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingston, WA


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, immaculate property in Waimea. Attentive host, Fully equipped kitchen, laundry. All beach equipment. Supermarkets, restaurants near by. Hapuna beach 15 min away. Cool nights.

Have stayed there X 2 . Hope to return,

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Gem!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was outfitted with every imaginable convenience. The sitting area in the living room in front of the large flat screen TV was very cozy. The lanai was also cozy and very comfortable lounging. Laura was a phone call away and helped us through a couple of health issues with doctor friends at a local clinic. We love the area and will return.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Keahole Kona Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
In Waimea Town : Big Island Brewhaus
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mauna Kea and Hapuna Resort
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
In Waimea Town - Merrimens, Redwater Cafe
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Mauna Kea Beach
Car: necessary

Red 'Ohana (2BR and 3BR) provides the most authentic connection to old Hawaii with truly ideal weather, plenty of modern conveniences, quick access to resort beaches, and without the feeling of being in a tourist town. Two shopping centers, several art galleries, a performing arts theater, fine and casual dining, a sense of community, and the best beaches in the state are just some of the reasons to stay with us here Kamuela/Waimea. No where else on the island are there 4 weekly farmers markets - 3 on Saturday, 1 on Wednesday. Taste and experience the aloha among friends, families, and farmers. Cook up fresh organic produce and local beef in our gourmet kitchen or BBQ on the lanai. Amenities abound - use the stable of bodyboards, beach chairs, and beach umbrellas. We can suggest, plan, or arrange a tour or itinerary suited to your interests, time, and priorities. At the end of the day, sleep in the most luxurious beds - resort beds won't compare.

Take advantage of our 30 years of hospitality experience and knowledge of this amazing island that we call home. Our personal mission is to exceed your expectations so our attention to detail is evident throughout.




Additional information about rental rates

Departure Fee $182.29
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%

Room rate is $375 for "Festive Season", 1 week minimum stay.

Hawaii Tax ID # TA-191-122-0224-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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