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Kohala Cottage, 180° Ocean View!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Kohala Estates House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Breathtaking Ocean / Mountain Views From Every Room

The home is spacious and open with vaulted ceilings.

The master bedroom has a King size bed as well as own full private bathroom and very large walk in closet (dresser in there too) with beautiful view of the ocean, Mauna Loa and Kona end of the Island with sliding glass doors that lead to the Lani. There's a large television, dressers,

Second bedroom has queen size bed with large closet , view of Mauna Loa and private Lani.

We also have a loft with a king size mattress & folding (Hawaiian) twin mattress' that is great for the kids five and up.

Shared living space is perfect for 4 adults with kids or 4-6 adults. Couch in living room also folds out to a bed as well.

There is also a private office off the second bedroom that can be used as private work space. We WiFi for your laptop & speakers.

Sweet little Kitchen with amenities you need include a toaster oven, microwave, blender, The Lani also has a charcoal BBQ for when you get fresh fish from Da Fish House.

Located just a few minutes north of the small town of Kawaihae, you will be within a 10-minute drive of the 5 best beaches on the Big Island and just 30 minutes north or Kona airport. If you prefer to stay close to home, there’s Spencer Beach just a 5-minute drive from the house.

This charming beach house is located on the NW Kohala coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. You will have all the comforts of home and can spend your time relaxing on the lanai enjoying the beautiful 180 degree view of the ocean where you can watch migrating whales and playful dolphins pass by.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Lisa Aaron
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016

About Lisa Aaron

We love hosting, having folks have a terrific stay and hopefully return.

Lisa Aaron purchased this house in 1982

Why Lisa Aaron chose Kohala Coast

It has breathtaking views on an acre of land. When the Humpback Wales arrive in Kohala and you have the good fortune of watching them from the house Dec-May you will understand why we fell in love with our home and why people from all over the world come to the Big Island

What makes this house unique

The home is very peaceful and private. There is nothing more magical then awaking to the beautiful views and the sunsets you see are Awesome. It feels like you are home. One sunset in the hammock and you might just never want to leave.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Kohala Cottage, 180° Ocean View!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Worcester, MA

Second winter vacation in this lovely cottage. Even better than last year!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 7 weeks in this lovely home and enjoyed it even more than our visit last year. We had made some suggestions to the owner, Lisa, regarding lighting and an additional ceiling fan in the kitchen, beach equipment, and air conditioning and all improvements were completed. The location of the cottage is very private as you are in a residential neighborhood, the home sits on an acre of land, and the street is dead end. While in the cottage, we would spend most of our time during the day on the front lanai, which stretches the entire length of the cottage. This lanai affords you sweeping views of the ocean, the island coast line, and whales! It was just so peaceful to enjoy breakfast, and sunset cocktails on this lanai. Beaches are in close proximity with the nearest beach, Spencer Beach, about 5 minutes away. This is a good family beach. Our two favorite beaches are not much further away, and include the beach at Mauna Kea resort and MauuMae beach .

Weather was phenomenal as it only rained once in the seven weeks we were there. The location is superb if you are looking for sunny,dry weather. For lusher landscape, which translates to more rain, the town of Hawi is about 15 minutes away up the North Kohala Coast . It is an eclectic mixture of quaint shops and restaurants and the Kohala Coffee Mill, which is a fabulous coffee shop! The town of Kawaihae is also a short distance away down the hill and is part of the South Kohala coast. Good restaurants abound there as well, including the Blue Dragon, which is an open air restaurant with entertainment, Cafe Pesto, which has great pizza and the Kawaihae Seafood Bar, which has a great Happy Hour!

We hope to go back to the Kohala Cottage again next year and would recommend it without reservation!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Donna, Thank you for your glowing review~we can't wait for you to return and hopefully will keep coming back to the cottage. Best, Lisa
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Worcester, MA

Great Location, Panoramic Views, and Privacy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent 6 weeks at the Kohala Cottage. The cottage, which is really a house, was as advertised and was clean, comfortable and well stocked with linen and kitchen ware, as well as a washer and dryer in the garage, which was really convenient . Among the better features was the privacy and ocean views that the house afforded. It is in a quiet, residential neighborhood and other houses are a distance away. The ocean views are panoramic and change with the time of day. Good beaches and good restaurants are only 3 to 8 miles away with an easy drive.

The kitchen was very functional with good appliances. We did feel that additional overhead lighting in the kitchen area would be an improvement as at times it just wasn't bright enough during meal preparation. Additionally, more substantial beach chairs, a full size beach umbrella and boogie board/s would be a welcome addition.

The property manager was pleasant and professional and available as needed and the owner also indicated she was available at any point in time.

We would definitely recommend the Kohala Cottage as a Big Island destination.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Beautiful Ocean Views and Sunsets

  • 4 of 5

We three stayed here for a week over the xmas holidays and the location is perfect for heading to the best beaches on the island, the best coffee in Waimea, and the best macadamia nuts (free samples!) just down the road. Loved hanging out on the patio, and cooking up fish on the grill. Nice quiet neighborhood and views from the master bedroom were great. Enjoyed walks along the nearby shoreline trail. Of all the lunch spots, we loved the freshness and value at Kawaihae Kitchen. The house was a very hot upon our arrival, so ask for it to be 'opened up.' The loft is good for older kids (not young ones), and can be a bit warm. We ate in a lot, and the kitchen had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Views!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights to finished up a 3-1/2 week stay on the Big Island over the xmas holidays. The house was spotless, roomy and nicely decorated. We loved the expansive ocean view and enjoyed seeing the whales + babies breaching in the bay in the distance. Was a perfect base for exploring the north end of the island. Hawi, Waimea and Waipio Valley were only a short drive away. Enjoyed the more local and less touristy beaches in this area - Mahukona “Beach” (basically an abandoned sugar company harbour) is a great hangout. Parking at beaches near the resorts fill up quickly so you have go early. Da Fish Shack was the best! A few very minor cons were that we found there were too many mosquitos to enjoy the lanai in the evening (coils and spray provided for those who want to brave it though!) Also it is in a residential development. Even though the houses are a good distance apart you will hear the neighbours leaf blower(s.) This place was a bit on the pricey side for us but we were willing to pay for the terrific views - would be a great value for a larger group and would stay again if sharing. Would recommend this place for families or couples wanting a well appointed place to hang out.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

This house was a great choice for staying north of Kona. The location was very close to great beaches, the lovely Kohala mountain road, and Waimea. We appreciated the availability of water toys and towels. The view from the Lanai and master bedroom were great. The listing description was accurate and appropriately represented the appearance of the house and the amenities. The property was clean and well-maintained. My only suggestions for improvement: the property was very warm the first night, perhaps opening it up a bit sooner before guest arrival would ensure guest comfort. I would recommend the property to other Hawai'i visitors.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Haven, CT

Fantastic views and heavenly breezes

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Kohala Cottage (it's really a house, not a cottage) in January. It was exactly like the photos, very comfortable, roomy, and private with an open floor plan and gorgeous views of the ocean from the lanais off the living room and master bedroom and through the sliding glass doors to both rooms. It was also very clean and nicely decorated and the kitchen was well equipped. There are beach and picnic accessories which are very helpful.

It is located in a small residential neighborhood with the houses at quite a distance so there is a lot of privacy and it is very quiet. It is very convenient to beaches and good restaurants.

We were very pleased with the accommodations and the owner, Lisa, is easy to communicate with and provides back up for the property manager. I would highly recommend this property as a great alternative to a condo or hotel.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Plantation House
Nearest Golf
8.3 Miles
Hapuna Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Blue Dragon
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Samuel M. Spencer Beach Park
Car: necessary

Located just a few minutes north of the small town of Kawaihae, you will be within a 10-minute drive of the 5 best beaches on the Big Island and just 40 minutes north or Kona airport. If you prefer to stay close to home, there’s Spencer Beach just a 5-minute drive from the house. Or you can enjoy watching the whales from the Lani. Ocean Sports is in Kawaihae Village and they can accommodate all you water sports /adventures. You can also try a zip line or take a canoe trip down Da Ditch. Or just play a great round of golf.


Rates & Availability

Kohala Estates House Rental Rates

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Dec 16 2016 - Dec 28 2016
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Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $170

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Kohala Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms are very private and each have own Lani with beautiful views. The loft is great for kids.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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