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Red 'Ohana 3BD, Luxury Hawaiian Vacation Home above Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Fabulous Luxury Hawaiian Style * 2BR & 3BR Homes, rent Individually or Together

Aloha! The Red 'Ohana 3 bedroom is located on the beautifully scenic Kohala Mountain Ranch Road on the 'sunny side' of Waimea/Kamuela, above Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach. 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 three Bedroom, two 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 upcountry Hawaii. Your home away from home!

Monahan Properties, LLC #22366

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

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Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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!

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 Kamuela

Red 'Ohana distinguishes itself from other vacation rentals first and foremost because of the casual elegance that you just won't find elsewhere. Our property is both spacious and private, and the O"hanas 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 peaceful. 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 Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Parker Ranch School.

What makes this house unique

- Five-star luxury accommodations at lower prices than resorts

- Proximity to Hawaii's best beaches, nearby attractions, and west 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.


Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • 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 ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Beautiful Master bathroom and charming guest bathroom with shower, green towels, and some toiletries.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3/Gameroom - 2 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • King size beds (1), Queen size beds (3) 800 thread count linens Down comforter and pillows Desk in room New windows with blinds, ceiling fans, security safe, large closets
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Come to relax, explore, and be a part of our 'Ohana and community! Create a lifelong memory!


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Red 'Ohana 3BD, Luxury Hawaiian Vacation Home above Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Above and beyond in beautiful Waimea

  • 5 of 5

Laura and the Red 'Ohana team have truly mastered the 5-star experience. Both houses are immaculate and every design detail is perfectly executed, offering a comfortable, relaxing, and truly memorable experience. The property is in an excellent location -- beautiful weather and views, 5 minutes from Waimea town, and 15 minutes to some of the island's best beaches (the best of both worlds!). Laura went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed and provided great local insight. Mahalo for the amazing experience! We can't wait to come back. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 7 (5 adults, 2 young children) had plenty of room to spread out in this 3BR house and felt very much at home. Great beaches are less than 20 minutes away and Waimea downtown area is maybe 5 minutes. No A/C needed with the cool breezes at 2500 feet of elevation and the vibe “up on the mountain” is very low key and relaxing. There’s a very new and interesting playground for kids in town that they will enjoy. It’s nice being away from the touristy scene at the shore yet it’s not far at all if you want to take in some beach time. House is spotless with an all new look in furnishings and appliances. We will be back some day!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 11 nights at the 3BD Red 'Ohana and could not have been more impressed. Our 3 kids attended a month of summer school at HPA - which is LITERALLY right across the street. It felt like a home away from home. The location is prime, right near the branch of Kohala Mountain Road and Rt 19 Kawaihae Road. Because we were moving from a timeshare in Waikoloa, we asked if we could store our groceries before check-in time. Both Nathalie (Guest Concierge) and Laura (owner) were so accommodating, not only letting us store our groceries and check-in early, but upon check-out, they let us stay later, again to help with preserving our perishables and waiting for our next residence's check-in time. Upon arrival, the house was freshly cleaned and extremely welcoming with little touches like music and lights on. Thoughtful details abound such as red vinca flowers lining the side of the house to match a shiny, red garden hose and a red mailbox, white outside house lights line the house and stairs at night, giving just the right amount of visibility, a first aid kit is neatly tucked under one of the sinks, and the bedding is plush and luxurious. We barely knew that another family stayed at the close by 2BD during our stay. The owner has done a marvelous, tasteful job of using shrubs and landscaping for privacy, yet still offering a large, open space feel to the property. Some of our favorite things about the Red 'Ohana were the daily doses of sunlight shining into the kitchen area, sprinkled with glimpses of more rainbows than I have ever seen, cool breezes, my kids loved the large, partial "basement" and games stored under the big screen tv. As a mom on vacation, I especially appreciated the twice a week housekeeping! I would rent again in a heartbeat - a great value, a great experience, and a great host/owner. Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It was 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.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Recent stay at the Red 'Ohana

  • 5 of 5

I haven't been to the Big Island in 20 years. This was my husband's first time. The accommodations were superb, the staff delightful. I would recommend this resort to anyone who wants to feel at home when they are away from home. The beaches were 15 minutes away, the town of Waimea was cozy. If you do stay here, I recommend the Red Water Café for dinner. The atmosphere was warm and inviting.

Will I return? Absolutely without question!

Adrienne and Peter Capirchio

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay at the best location on the Big Island!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful home in Waimea! Laura and Nathalie were absolutely wonderful hosts...making sure all of our needs were met. This comfortable, spacious home, with full amenities, is ideally located to explore all parts of the island from Hawi to Hilo. It's close to Waimea town with plenty of shops and restaurants and also only 15 minutes to beautiful white sand beaches. The surroundings are lush and green... almost every day we saw a beautiful rainbow! We highly recommend this home for your Big Island vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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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 and Hapuna 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Fee $182.29
Property Damage Protection $59

Base rental rate includes up to 6 people. $50 additional charged per person over 6 people. Room rate is $450/night for "Festive Season" and requires a 7 night minimum stay. Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax of 9.25% and Hawaii General Excise Tax of 4.166% will be added to your rental rate at time of booking.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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