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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-14 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property


In the foothills of Hawaii Island’s oldest volcano—Kohala Mountain—with views of the coastline and ocean, this economical house is conveniently located in the eclectic neighborhood of Kawaihae Village. Set along the Kawaihae Road, Hale Ohia is a five-minute drive from some of the highest-rated beaches in the world: Mauna Kea, Hapuna Beach State Park and Waialea Bay. Equally close are restaurants ranging from Anuenue Shave Ice and locally sourced Kohala Burger and Taco to the Blue Dragon, known for prize-winning fine dining in an outdoor setting with top-rated live entertainment. A scenic drive from Kawaihae Harbor up the coast takes you to the charming town of Hawi, with prime whale viewing along the way during the winter months. Right next door is Hale Lani, owned by the same family, so this home will appeal to a larger group or extended family as well as a single family. State of Hawaii GE/TA tax numbers W 01815576-01

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome the kids. Grassy lawn for games and playtime...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love our animals but the next guests may not...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    California King bed, ceiling fan, air-conditioning ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ceiling fan, air-conditioning and flat-screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Memory foam king, ceiling fan, Flat-screen Tv & AC...moreless

  • Bedroom one has a cool and comfy gel-topper on the California king-size bed and air-conditioning....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Full bath with shower and tub and lovely plush towels


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    in living room and two bedrooms...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    See the Kohala, Mauna Kea and if you are lucky, Mauna Loa on a clear day...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    View of the ocean and the Kohala Coastline from the yard and lanai...moreless

  • Village:

    Locoated in eclectic Kawaihae Village which is convenient to beaches, golf, dining and numerous place of interest...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window air conditioners bedroom two and the living room...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Convenient, plus a clothes line...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Password protected high-speed wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Good quality, cotton linens are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    air conditioning, TV, comfy sofa...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking right by the house plus additional parking nearby...moreless

  • Telephone:

    NO house phoen but cell reception is good...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and beach towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Natural laundry soap included...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    and coffee grinder for enjoying are good Kona Coffee...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, cutlery and cookware are provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open kitchen to enjoy the family while preparing meals. Full-size fridge, stove and oven, microwave. All dishes and cookware provided...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Salt and pepper, papergoods and soaps to get your started but are NOT replenished during your stay...moreless


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Trellised lanai with table and chairs, seating, and rocking chair...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flat grassy lawn and tropical plants. Ocean and coastline view, too....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas/Charcoal combination grill with gas and tools provided...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2018
14 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning fee $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 14.666%


Rate varies from $129-$169 @ night based on the number of guests. The standard rate is for 2 persons only. Please call or email manager directly for an exact quote for your group. We are a local, professional, real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the owners. We will not ask you to wire money nor do we accept credit cards due to high fees.

We're small, local company so sorry, but due to high fees, we do not accept credit cards. 1/4th rent due by check within 14 days of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Each payment, once received, is non-refundable in the event of cancellation unless we can rebook dates. Checks/money orders accept in US funds. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Cmas/NY due dates vary.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Keahole (Kona)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Seafood Bar
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Numerous golf courses within 10 minutes drive
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 19
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Dragon
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hapuna State Park

Car: Necessary

This home is centrally located near the Kohala Coast with just a short drive to great restaurants, farmer's markets and historic Parker Ranch in Waimea town, (also called Kamuela), nearby Kawaihae Harbor for fishing, diving, restaurants, as well as world famous Hapuna State Park, Mauna Kea Beach and Spencer Beach Park.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1996

About: I am a military widow with six kids. When my husband was killed on a mission, we needed a place to heal and begin our lives anew. We took a family vote, and all wanted to move to Big Island, where our cousins lived. I grew up in Yosemite National Park, and Hawaii Island

Why Waimea, Hawaii County, HI, USA:
Our enchanting little Village was originally built to house employees of the world-famous Mauna Kea Hotel. Shortly after achieving statehood, Hawaii's Governor William Quinn invited Laurence S. Rockefeller to visit Big Island and look for sites for potential resorts. Quinn knew that Rockefeller was a conservationist, and believed that buildings should meld gently into natural surroundings, and enhance, not harm, the area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Mr. Rockefeller went for a swim at Kauna'oa Beach (where you can swim after a 5 minute drive from this house), and fell in love with the gentle water and majestic view of the volcano called Mauna Kea. The beautiful hotel followed, and our Village after that, to house employees. Some of our neighbors still work there, and many of us enjoy a drink at the hotel, dinner, or lunch at the golf course. And the beach is open to the public and as pristine as it was when Mr. Rockefeller fell in love with it! We are pleased to honor the spirit of conservation of the ai'na (land) and our nexus to the magnificent Mauna Kea Hotel. We are also honored to share our home with treasured guests, and hope you enjoy all of the wonders and amenities that are just a short drive away.'

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Picture yourself here with an oceanview

    Picture yourself here with an oceanview

  • Lots of comfy seating indoors with whimsical Hawaiian art

    Lots of comfy seating indoors with whimsical Hawaiian art

  • Inside dining area

    Inside dining area

  • Bright and clean bathroom

    Bright and clean bathroom

  • Here's an assigned parking space,  entrance steps seen under tree at left.

    Here's an assigned parking space, entrance steps seen under tree at left.

  • Ocean view from yard

    Ocean view from yard

  • Covered lanai has oceanview

    Covered lanai has oceanview

  • The entrance to the Kawaihae Village in which Hale Ohia is found.

    The entrance to the Kawaihae Village in which Hale Ohia is found.

  • Enter your home in Paradise with local art

    Enter your home in Paradise with local art

  • Colorful Kitchen

    Colorful Kitchen

  • The hula room/guest room

    The hula room/guest room

  • Your neighborhood: visitors like you and full-time folks, too.

    Your neighborhood: visitors like you and full-time folks, too.

  • Pink Hibiscus in the yard

    Pink Hibiscus in the yard

  • Outside entertaining area

    Outside entertaining area

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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