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Spectacular Ocean Views, Luxury Resort-style Home, Waterfront Privacy

Kamuela, HI, USA
  • House4331 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights

a resort-style dream home with magnificent ocean view and privacy

When you walk through the front door, the Ocean view is breathtaking! Unobstructed ocean views from every room in the house! Our expansive resort style home is only 500 feet from the ocean, on a gentle slope, with 180 degree ocean views, and sunset views every day of the year! Five specious bedrooms all have balconies with an ocean view, and each room can be entered privately. The large, covered lanai provides a stunning open view from the house facing the ocean, with mahogany floors flowing from inside to outside seamlessly through 38 ft pocket sliders.

The house is a gem with its huge size, great location and top amenities. It is superbly spacious, with 4331 sq.ft plus 2000 sq. ft. of covered lanais. It is equipped with everything you can think of for a luxury vacation home, including a gourmet kitchen with professional Viking appliances and kitchen supplies, huge family room and recreation room equipped with ping-pong, pool table, foosball…, and wi-fi everywhere in the house!

The main floor has three bedrooms, along with the great room and kitchen. The ground floor has two more bedrooms, along with the recreation room. The main floor has two full baths and a half bath, and the ground floor has another two full baths and a half bath. The main floor goes out to the covered lanai with outdoor grill and dining, sitting area, which further goes out to the infinity pool and spa area. The ground floor opens to a stained concrete lanai and a large lawn, also facing the ocean, with another outdoor sitting area. The large lawn is great for light sports, and playtime with the kids.

The house is located in a private gated development. Don’t be surprised if you don’t see any neighbors during your whole stay! It is however only 4 miles from Spencer Beach, and only 10 minutes drive to Hapuna Beach State Park, one of the top white sand beaches in the world! Three minutes south of the house is the quaint, historic town of Kawaihae. There you will find restaurants, a fresh fish market, fruit, vegetable and flower market, a dive shop and catamaran cruises. It's a 20 minute drive up to the beautiful ranch town of Waimea, and 40 minutes to the airport and Kona. With only 10 minutes to Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince Resorts, you can easily access the many resort shopping, restaurants, golf and tennis facilities.

With its deep ocean pockets, right in front of out house is about the best place on the island for whale watching. Dive boats anchor in front of the house, which is one of the favorite dive spots on the Kohala Coast. Many of our guests say it is the best snorkeling they have ever had. On the 4th of July and New Years Eve you can watch the fireworks on our lanai. And with the special location of the house, we have gorgeous and unique sunsets each night, 365 days a year.

There are many activities nearby including golf, tennis, diving, sailing, fishing, zip-lining, hiking, surfing and more. But, you may want to relax at the house and sip mai tais by the pool, play bocce ball on the lawn, have a sunset drink on the large lanai overlooking the ocean and have a BBQ on the biggest built-in viking grill you have ever seen.

The house is perfect for special celebrations, family reunions, and a couple’s retreat. It is also a great training spot for the Ironman triathalon in October. There are two beautiful outdoor showers which are convenient for rinsing off sand and dirt after a day's beach outing or biking/boating. The whole house is decorated in a Hawaiian/Indonesian resort style. Many rich hardwoods and natural materials have been used. The infinity edge pool looks like it flows into the ocean, there are lounge chairs on quartzite stone pool deck and on the lower lanai beside the lawn. The whole feel of the house is serene, open and expansive.

So if you are looking for a dream vacation home for a special celebration, vacation or reunion, this one is a gem that is hard to come by. Superb location at the gated Kohala Waterfront, on one acre of private, landscaped gardens 500 feet from the Ocean. Spectacular ocean views, beautiful house, top amenities, privacy and serenity, easy access to tourist activities without the hassle and bustle of the tourist crowds at a resort. What’s more, the whales come in so close they sound like they're playing in the swimming pool during whale season, and you see sunsets all year round. Minutes drive to the best beaches (Mauna Kea and Hapuna) on the whole island. Resort amenities, restaurants, diving, snorkeling, tennis, golf and much more. For more information, please visit our website: kohaladream.com.

PLEASE READ!!! We do not do back-to-back bookings (All check-in must be at least one day after the previous check-out). Mahalo & Feel free to send an INQUIRY!



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About Julie

We are a family of four living in the San Francisco Bay Area with extended family in the midwest and overseas. We fell in love with the Big Island since our first trip there together over 20 years ago. Each time we came back, we realized more and more that we wanted to have a home here. We purchased this beautiful property in June of 2014, from a couple who built their dream house in 2007 and lived here for several years before making this home a vacation rental beloved by vacationers (There were 19 five-star reviews on VRBO.) We can't wait to vacation here at our Kohala home each year. And we like the idea of sharing our home with folks who appreciate the beauty and charm of the Big Island, who honor family values and friendship, and who want to enjoy a special vacation. Whether it is for a celebration, a family reunion, or just a well-deserved reward to yourselves, we know you will love and treasure this place, and enjoy a vacation of a lifetime.

Julie purchased this House in 2014

Why Julie chose Island of Hawaiʻi

A dream place, facing the ocean, with seasons of green, blossoms of tropical paradise. You greet the sun in the morning, and see the sunset every night. You soak up the sunshine and swim in the moonlight, with ocean breeze telling a story and sound of the waves singing a lullaby. A dream home that connects with those who have come a long way, and know just how to enjoy and cherish.

What makes this House unique

Combining the convenience of a resort with the privacy of a luxurious home, this place is ideal for a large family get-together, a small corporate retreat, or two or three families coming together for a special vacation. One unique additional benefit of this home is that the area is the best whale watching spot, because the water is deep in front of the house the whales come in very close. They will wake you up at night, with their talking and slapping of fins sounds like a door is slamming in the house. Laying by the pool feels like you are floating in the ocean. The diving and snorkeling out front is one of the best spots off the island.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, 2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen
      • 2 King size beds
        1 in master bedroom main floor, another Another king can be made by connecting two twins in upper floor bedroom. 3 Queen size Beds, one on main floor bedroom and 2 in two bedrooms on ground floor. 2 Twin or Single Beds on main floor bedroom (The twin beds can be made into the 2nd king bed if needed). Child bed: we have one Pack and Play which can be used as bed for baby. We have 2 twin blow up mattresses that can be used for children. there is also a safety gate that guests can put up for stairs going downstairs if they feel the need with a small child. We also have two outdoor showers. One is outside, between bedroom no. 2 and 3. The other one is off the master bedroom.


      • 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, outdoor shower, double sink. hug shower with 3 different shower heads.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, outdoor shower, between bedroom no. 2 and 3, plus outdoor shower.
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, powder room off of kitchen and living room.
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, and sink. powder room off of rec. room on ground floor.
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 6
        toilet, shower
      • There are 4 full bathrooms with toilet and showers; 2 powder rooms and with sink and toilet; and two outdoor showers.

      Location Type

        • Ocean View
          Spectacular ocean view. Sunset over ocean. 500 ft from ocean and 135 ft above.


            • Adventure
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      2 sets of linens per bedroom. 2 pool towels per person, hand clothes and face clothes. kitchen towels etc.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      a/c in bedrooms only. Main living areas stay cool with large ceiling fans and the ocean breezes. Rec room no a/c. open doors.
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      wireless Internet; high speed. also a printer/scanner.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      large capacity
                    • Living Room
                      large living room opens up to covered lanai, by 38 foot pocket sliders.
                    • Parking
                      garage, and parking for 3 cars in front of garage. Lots of parking on street
                    • Telephone
                      no long distance calls allowed.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Lots and lots of pool/beach towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      large capacity


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes & Utensils: I have 3 different sets of dishes for all your different themes. There is all white, black, and then a rich caramel colour. Also red for xmas and other times. all different glasses
                        • Dishwasher
                          very very quiet viking dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          A chef's kitchen. Everything you need and lots of serving dishes.
                        • Microwave
                          Viking Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          sran wrap, tin foil, baggies, salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and more
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          professional series Viking 6 burner and griddle range, with one lare oven and one small oven
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              lanai dining table seats 8 perfectly can make it 10. Indoor dining table seats 6-8. one high chair.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 9 people


                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Books
                                  lots of books
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                  pool, ping pong, foosball, tv. The lawn is right off of the game room. Bocce ball, croquet, soccer etc.
                                • Games
                                  board games, cards, dice, puzzles.
                                • Music Library
                                  many cds of a variety of music
                                • DVD Player
                                • Pool Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  one in living room, one in rec room and one in 3rd bedroom(VCR or DVD only)
                                • Toys
                                  lots of beach and pool toys for children. Some small toys for at the house. lots of balls
                                • Video Library
                                  various dvds and vhs cassettes


                                    • Balcony
                                      3 bedrooms on main floor have private balconies, with chairs and small table
                                    • Boat
                                      Kohala divers and Ocean Sports snorkel or dive cruises 5 min. from house
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large stained concrete patio, off the ground floor rec room adjacent to the lawn area. Both ground floor bedrooms have concrete stained patios.
                                    • Golf
                                      Many courses to choose from. Hapuna and Mauna Kea closest. Ask for a list.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      rent at Kohala divers. 5 min. from house
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      600 sq. ft covered lanai flows out from the main living room and kitchen. Looks out over the pool and ocean. Mahogany floors, comfortable seating for 8 people and another dining set for 6 people.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      beautiful flat grassy lawn, with palm trees, flowers and an ocean view. great for games. outdoor yoga as well as kids play area.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      huge built-in viking grill with granite counter tops and beverage fridge.
                                    • Tennis
                                      nearby at Mauna Kea and the Fairmont Orchid
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      6-8 boogie boards, various masks, fins and snorkels. coolers and beach toys. 8 beach chairs.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          mainfloor very easy for accesibility. You can go down the driveway by wheel chair to the ground level floor.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              ocean view. 9-10 people
                                            • Private Pool
                                              ocean view, infinity edge, 8 lounge chairs on deck. Pool is 12 ft X 32ft. 4 1/2 feet deep all over


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              33 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              50 Year Anniversary Celebration

                                                              John S.

                                                              March 27th - April 3rd

                                                              We were celebrating our 50 wedding anniversary and wanted to take our Children and grandchildren with us but needed a house for 10 and we found it. The house more than met our expectations. Everything from a great kitchen with every dish or utensil you would need to the amazing views of the ocean, sighting a whale and dolphins almost every day. A excellent game room if its needed, we spent most of our evening out on the lanai barbecuing and watching the sunsets. The pool and spa are amazing, with everything you from towels to lounge chairs to get some rays.


                                                              Brenda O.

                                                              The weather was perfect, the view was perfect, the whales and dolphins were perfect, the house was perfect. The owners were awesome and extremely accommodating. We would go back in a heart beat. We loved being over on Kona side. Bottom line we loved it!

                                                              Family fun in the sun

                                                              Brian P.

                                                              We had an absolutely wonderful stay in this home with all of our adult children. There were 8 of us and this was the perfect home! There was a lot of space, great outdoor area, and the games room was perfect. Not once did we have the tv on. The scenery out back was all you needed.

                                                              We would not hesitate to bring everyone back here to stay again!

                                                              Wow, absolutely beautiful

                                                              Wow, were my first words upon arriving. Breathtaking views and beautiful decor all thru the house. We had one night catered by chef Kathy and we had a yoga instructor come to us one morning for yoga pool side... Both were amazing! Chef Kathy recommended the yoga instructor and I will share her info with the owners.

                                                              We enjoyed helicopter rides to the volcanoes and waterfalls, snorkeling with the dolphins, Lava Lava Beach Club for dinner, and a beautiful beach hike from Spencer beach to Muana Kea Beach front where we could enjoy the beach bar there for lunch and drinks.

                                                              We enjoyed the early morning and sunset visits out doors, in the pool, hot tub with everyone EVERY day! A great way to holiday with family and friends.

                                                              Had several nights of ping pong, pool and foose ball competitions in the games room too... Lots of fun for everyone! Highly recommend this gem!


                                                              Tamara & Al (Canadians)


                                                              Mary Brittain B.Greenville, SC

                                                              The house is incredibly well-stocked, view was fantastic and we had an amazing last minute trip thanks to the host's flexibility!

                                                              Perfect Location

                                                              Brice M.

                                                              The house is fantastic & very convenient with children. We had a lovely stay & definitely will plan to come back.


                                                              Kamuela, HI, USA

                                                              whale watching

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Standard rate 1200/night; 13.42% Hawaii GE and Hotel taxes; $700 exit cleaning fee; $1000 refundable security deposit. Welcome to discuss special rates for longer stays or less than 8 guests. Holiday rates (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year) range from $1400 to $1800 per night. Peak whale-watching season rate (around Feb.) may be $1200 to $1400 per night depending on size of group. No weddings, parties or entertaining of other persons that are NOT listed as guests on the rental agreement. Tax id W90114762-01 IMPORTANT: NO SAME DAY CHECK-IN, CHECK-OUT (The house needs a whole day to clean between guests.)

                                                              33 Reviews
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