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

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4331 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary Guest must be 25 years or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    flat grassy yard to play, big rec room, swimming pool. lawn games, board games, ping pong and pool table. Gate at top of stairs to ground floor and gate from lawn area to pool deck....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    between bedroom no. 2 and 3, plus outdoor shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    double sink. hug shower with 3 different shower heads....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    powder room off of kitchen and living room....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    and sink. powder room off of rec. room on ground floor....moreless

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Books:

    lots of books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    pool, ping pong, foosball, tv. The lawn is right off of the game room. Bocce ball, croquet, soccer etc....moreless

  • Games:

    board games, cards, dice, puzzles....moreless

  • Music Library:

    many cds of a variety of music...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    one in living room, one in rec room and one in 3rd bedroom(VCR or DVD only)...moreless

  • Toys:

    lots of beach and pool toys for children. Some small toys for at the house. lots of balls...moreless

  • Video Library:

    various dvds and vhs cassettes...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Spectacular ocean view. Sunset over ocean. 500 ft from ocean and 135 ft above. ...moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    lanai dining table seats 8 perfectly can make it 10. Indoor dining table seats 6-8. one high chair....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • 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....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    large capacity...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    wireless Internet; high speed. also a printer/scanner....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    2 sets of linens per bedroom. 2 pool towels per person, hand clothes and face clothes. kitchen towels etc....moreless

  • Living Room:

    large living room opens up to covered lanai, by 38 foot pocket sliders....moreless

  • Parking:

    garage, and parking for 3 cars in front of garage. Lots of parking on street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    no long distance calls allowed....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Lots and lots of pool/beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    large capacity...moreless


  • 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...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    very very quiet viking dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    A chef's kitchen. Everything you need and lots of serving dishes....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Viking Microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    sran wrap, tin foil, baggies, salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and more...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    professional series Viking 6 burner and griddle range, with one lare oven and one small oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    3 bedrooms on main floor have private balconies, with chairs and small table...moreless

  • Boat:

    Kohala divers and Ocean Sports snorkel or dive cruises 5 min. from house...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many courses to choose from. Hapuna and Mauna Kea closest. Ask for a list....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rent at Kohala divers. 5 min. from house...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    huge built-in viking grill with granite counter tops and beverage fridge....moreless

  • Tennis:

    nearby at Mauna Kea and the Fairmont Orchid...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    6-8 boogie boards, various masks, fins and snorkels. coolers and beach toys. 8 beach chairs....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    ocean view, infinity edge, 8 lounge chairs on deck. Pool is 12 ft X 32ft. 4 1/2 feet deep all over...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 20 - Nov 25, 2017
6 night min stay
Dec 20 - Dec 25, 2017
6 night min stay
New Year
Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2018
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Exit Cleaning $700
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


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

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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31 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mouna Kea Golf Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 270
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Pesto
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Spencer Beach

Car: Necessary

whale watching


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Waimea, Hawaii County, HI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017

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