Fabulous Luxury Hawaiian Style - 2BD & 3BD Homes ** Rent Individual or Together
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! Laura Monahan R(B) #17991 Monahan Properties, LLC #22366 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. Megan Peterson R(S) #80218 Monahan Properties, LLC #22366
Why Laura chose Waimea
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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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For a quiet, authentic Hawaiian experience choose this cosy cottage
We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage for the second week of our vacation. It provided a refreshing change from the bustling activity on the Kona coast. The cottage is delightful. It was comfortably furnished and the kitchen was suitable for preparation of simple meals. The weather is very different from the coast being much cooler and cloudier. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing on the covered patios and watching the rain mist down below a blue sky. The Kohala Mountain area is the prettiest, greenest scenery on the island. Waimea provides easy access to the Hamakua and Kohala coasts. There are some fantastic swimming and snorkeling beaches close by although some of those on resort properties have limited public parking so make sure to head out early. The town has some nice stores and a good supermarket. Merriman’s restaurant is exceptional. The property owner was very helpful and responded promptly to any questions. This is an ideal property for a couple and the adjacent 3 bedroom property would be a great for a family vacation. Rent both and you could bring the whole clan!
Cozy, well-appointed, great service
Very comfortable. Great service. Would stay again.
Charming Red 'Ohana
Many things we enjoyed at the little red and white-trimmed cottage...the vibrant red colors used throughout, excellent quality bedding and towels, a good sense of decorating which makes it very appealing and inviting. We loved the feeling and privacy. Host Laura welcomed us upon our arrival with big smiles and walk through of the home. Nathalie, our first contact upon making the reservation was ready and available for tourist suggestions and set ups. All of this contributed to making this a very memorable vacation. I need to mention that the little white lights outlining the white trimmed roof and around the back patio was absolutely stunning. I love decorating and I love nice things...and this was really nice. Thank you Laura and Nathalie for a great week at the cozy and charming Red 'Ohana.
Nice property, well equipped. Residential area of Waimea. Fantastic “concierge” who helped make the
A little pricey and could use some means to stay warm during the cool nights. We really loved the attentiveness and kindness of our concierge, Nathalie. She made sure that we had what we needed and set up a whale watch tour for us. This was very much appreciated. The property was cold in the winter months, which we expected, so no surprise there (low 50s). While the beds were warm, we would suggest a patio heater or hot tub so that the guests can enjoy the outdoor space. We went for a run in the morning up Kohala Mountain Road and although it was a tough run it was one of the most rewarding ones that we have ever taken- the views were breathtaking! In summary, nice property good facilities but consider adding some more warmth outside so that we feel a little more value for the dollar.
#Loowithaview - honestly the best toilet seat that we have ever seen! We are going to buy one for our house!
My stay at the Red ‘Ohana was exactly what I was hoping for. Laura has made every detail feel just right from the delightful back porch where the birds and breeze serenade your morning cup of coffee to the adorable red exterior and cute details inside to the comfy beds and beautiful well-kept setting. Everything is lovingly cared for and nothing is forgotten. Beach towels, boogie boards, and beach mats are at the ready for a trip to the beach, as well as comfy furniture, cozy throw blankets, and a well- appointed kitchen for staying in, cooking, and watching a movie. The flavor of Hawaii’s laid back style is easy to embrace from this lovely little cottage. And it’s perfect for families visiting Hawaii Preparatory Academy just across the street. I’ll be back!
Very nice! Loved it!
It was a such nice stay, beautiful house with well equipped facilities. Owner and manager were easy to communicated. Only one suggestion is that the drive way on the way in is too steep, it can easily to scratch the bottom of the car.
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.