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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Space 4,331 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

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: 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!

More Details

Owner
Julie
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

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 Hawaii

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.

Amenities

Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Spectacular Ocean Views, Luxury Resort-style Home, Waterfront Privacy
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
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5

Fabulous

  • 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: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

4th trip to Hawaii, first review. One week ago we returned from our first trip to Big Island - 10 days total. The previous three trips were all to Maui and we wanted to try something new. Glad we did. Big Island is fantastic if you enjoy low-key atmosphere with incredible amount of activities to chose from. We drove up to Mauna Kea via the Saddle Road, 13700 feet above the sea level, got slightly dizzy (lack of oxygen) and incredibly excited (Mars-like scenery), hiked Waipio Valley (not for unfit), visited, via the Upper Road, Hilo with its lush flora, drove up north then hiked to likely the most eerie place on the island (place where, putatively, over 1000 sacrifices were made centuries ago), visited Hawi and had some pretty darn good ice cream, went south to Kona to have some great food and do some shopping, took a helicopter drive from Kona to hover above an active volcano then continued to the green north to hover next to a 2600 foot waterfall, toured a bonafide Kona Coffee plantation, swam with dolphins (Dolphin Quest - Hilton resort, 15 minutes from the house), and oh yeah, in between we visited 6 excellent beaches, in order of our preference: Mahai'ula, Makalawena (best waves, but we have a three-year old so it is second), Mauna Kea (get there by 10am to get parking), Hapuna (allegedly the best beach in Hawaii and in the top 5 in the world, we thought it was a solid fourth on Big Island), Anaeho'omalu (where my wife and I Kyaked for an hour and had a blast) and Spencer Park. The Big Island is, well, big, and driving is required, but the house is absolutely perfectly situated for all of this. 20-min drive to the northermost point, 35-min drive to Kona, an hour to Hilo since the house is just north of the road that crosses the island and connects the West with the East. Four of the six beaches are within 20 minutes driving and the other two within 30min. The house has a lot of the wow factor as well. Heated pool just steps down from a large Lanai with incredible and unobstructed views of the ocean, hot tub adjacent to pool, spacious 5 bedrooms (all air-conditioned), 2 car garage, phenomenal kitchen, outside grill...

Yup, 10 of us loved all of it. Julie, you are an incredible host and we just want to say thank you. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private, quiet gated paradise offered wonderful views and plentiful amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week on the Big Island for a small family wedding. There were 5 adult couples and we had plenty of room so we never felt constricted for space on the Kohala waterfront. The home is not near a lot of activity which was fine with us. The amenities and facilities were generally up-to-date and acceptable. We had 3 rental cars and had no problem with parking off the street behind the house.

Since there are bedrooms for 10 people, we would have liked a larger dining table on the patio. We could not conveniently place 10 chairs around the table. It's not a big issue, but for the price being charged, a larger table makes sense.

The pool water temperature was too warm for our liking but that's not a major issue either. Maybe instructions to turn off the heater during the summer would be helpful.

Overall, it's a very nice facility in a quiet location but if you're looking for vacation activities, you might look at other properties. If it's peace and quiet with beautiful views and amenities, then this is your place.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best house and location on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a large group seeking total relaxation and the best, most consistent weather on the Big Island. We were there for 10 days, traveled all over the island, and were so happy each day to return to this house where the weather was reliably sunny, with a constant breeze, and the accommodations were so comfortable. We were a group of eight, 4 different couples. With the bedrooms book-ending the house, each with its own balcony, and the indoor and outdoor gathering areas in between, it was ideal for getting together and for some quiet time, if desired. The kitchen had everything you would ever need. The best furnished kitchen we have ever rented. All of the beds were comfortable. There was a lot of big furniture for lounging. The view of the ocean was 180 degrees. Thank you to Julie for sharing this property with VRBO guests. We loved it and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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

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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