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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,331 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

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:

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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Member since: 2014
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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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 Kamuela

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.


Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4331 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , between bedroom no. 2 and 3, plus outdoor shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , double sink. hug shower with 3 different shower heads.
    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 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • There are 4 full bathrooms with toilet and showers; 2 powder rooms and with sink and toilet; and two outdoor showers.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(32 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Ocean Views, Luxury Resort-style Home, Waterfront Privacy
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Canada

Wow, absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

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)

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family fun in the sun

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenville, SC


  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and location! Sunset every night!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house, with a beautiful pool, with lovely sunsets every night looking out over the ocean. The owners and property managers are great to work with. Timely and comprehensive communication. This house is set up for fun. Pool table, ping-pong, foosball, bocce. Bocce was especially nice for the great yard to play in.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mouna Kea Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 270
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Spencer Beach
Car: necessary

whale watching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning $700
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 14.42%

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.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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