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Stunning panoramic ocean and mountain views

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,950 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 - 12 nights


About the property

5 bedroom 4 bathrooms Sleeps 9 or 11 (if den is rented for additional charge).

Situated 400 feet above sea level this home greets you from the moment you enter with stunning panoramic ocean and mountain views of the Kohala Coast. All three master bedrooms have sliding glass doors that open onto the poolside lanai with equally spectacular views. The floor-plan provides excellent separation of the bedrooms for maximum privacy.

Constructed in 2010 with almost 6000 square feet under roof, this very spacious, private home was single owner occupied until now. Be among the first to experience this exceptional home as it is only just now becoming available for vacation rental mid-September of 2014. It is fully air conditioned and is well appointed with Peruvian travertine on all floors and showers. The fully stocked gourmet kitchen has Brazilian granite counter tops with solid cherry cabinets and european gourmet appliances. The guest suite has its own kitchen as well and is climate controlled.

The lanai is tropically furnished for outdoor living and entertaining where you will enjoy relaxing in the pool and viewing the whales when they return from December through March. Rest assured that you will have complete privacy as the home is located on a three and a hall acre lot on a quiet cul-de-sac within the gated community of Kohala Ranch with 24 hour security.

Should you wish to explore the ocean just below the ranch, there are many options to choose from. The house is less than 1/2 mile from the ocean as the crow flies and there are many quiet coves, beach parks and inlets within a few minutes drive. The Kohala Coast that you are viewing from the lanai is home to many world class resorts, fine dining and some of Hawaii's best golf courses. The white sandy beaches of Hapuna Beach Park and Mauna Kea approximately 10 minutes away, have been consistently rated in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world and are excellent for snorkeling and swimming. Scuba diving and deep sea fishing trips can be scheduled with Kohala Divers in Kawaihae, just 5 minutes away. Stand up paddle and surfing lessons can be arranged at HulaKai in the Mauna Lani Shops. Excellent snorkeling and scuba as well as kayaking is also available at the Mauna Lani Hotel and Resort as well as at the Fairmont Orchid. Temporary day memberships at a reasonable rate are available at the Mauna Lani Health Club for training at the gym or playing tennis 20 minutes away. Horse back riding can be arranged through Kohala Na'alapa Stables at Kahua Ranch just up Kohala Ranch Road to the summit. The Puukohala Heiau National Historic Site, located in Kawaihae is home to to one of the largest restored heiaus (temples) in Hawaii and is part of the National Park System. Or if you would like to just visit with us and play with our 2 Huskies, Zeke and Zofie, that can be arranged also. The home is rented to only one guest party at a time but the guest suite with pool may be available for 3 guest maximum on short notice.

More Details

Michael Rago
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Michael Rago

That's one of our Volcano Huskies Zeke. Zeke was born in Volcano Village here on the Big Island of Hawaii in 2010 and raised in Kohala Ranch with his sister Zofie. They can be seen frequently roaming the ranch. If you run into them it's likely they will want to introduce themselves. They love to entertain the guests here.

So my name is Michael and my girlfriend Dinah and I also live here on the ranch with Zeke and Zofie. I'm born and raised in San Francisco and Marin, and have been coming here since 2000. Dinah is born and raised in Houston worked in Austin and has lived and worked here since 2002.

She says it reminds her of West Texas with no Ocean of course.

If you choose to visit we hope you will find it as exciting and diverse as we have. So many things to see and do, or if you just want to do nothing, this is also a great place for that.

Whether or not you book with us, we would love you to come and see Zeke and Zofie. They can show you all the less visited sights. Or if you just want to come and say hello, please feel free to call and come by and see us.

Our best wishes for a great visit.

Michael Dinah Zeke and Zofie

Michael Rago purchased this estate in 2010


Kamuela Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Second master bathroom has great view of ocean.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Jetted tub and make up vanity. Ocean views from showers, tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Can be used as private bath for den or community bath.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ocean and mountain views from shower.
  • h ff
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Stunning ocean views and Mango bedroom set.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Beautiful blue Pacific views from bedroom and large bathroom
    Bedroom 3/ guest master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Ocean views and a day bed 6ft. 2in. long for child or adult
    Bedroom 5/ den - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper in den/ bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning panoramic ocean and mountain views
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Tranquil Oasis!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are like us and do not like the crowds, noise, and the hustle and bustle, this property is the perfect Oasis!

This elegant and well appointed home is tucked away at the end of the cul-de-sac in the Kohala Ranch gated community and the photos do not do justice!

The panoramic views of the ocean and the mountains are stunning!! Every morning, we woke up to the chirping of the birds and drank coffee watching the sun peek over the mountain.

Although we explored the island, the best part of the day was relaxing by the private infinity pool looking at the ocean with a glass of wine :-) Pure bliss!!!

Other than providing your own food and beverage, this home has everything you need.

The owner of the home Michael and his property manager Billy, were wonderful to work with.

We loved the home and their hospitality that we are making arrangements to come back next year.

Mahalo Michael and Billy!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home for my husband and I to spend our anniversary- meticulously maintained both inside and out, by far our favorite property in 10+ years of coming to the Big Island and Kohala Ranch. The sunrise/sunset views were the perfect bookends of our days swimming, snorkeling and enjoying the Kohala dive boat. The house is beautiful, furnishings lovely and comfortable and the kitchen equipped by a cook - we got fresh fish from da fish house every night and dined with one of the best views around. Michael and Dinah, the owners, were great to deal with, and very responsive to any needs. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, serene and tranquil.

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were amazing. We had beautiful sunsets nightly and woke to birds and the rising sun every morning. The house is laid out perfectly so that everyone had privacy and space. What a perfect place for large families or multi families. We had a great time and couldn't have asked for a better home to call ours for the time we were there. Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alaska Couple's Romatic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is our first experience with this property. It's well maintained . The kitchen is very well applianced and beautifully done . If you enjoy cooking, this is a property you will enjoy. The pools/spa+ dipping are excellent following our daily bike ride or hike.

The residence location provided us quick access to the best Big Island beaches at Mauna Kea and Hapuna beach.

Views are sweeping of ocean and make for romatic cocktail hour.

Views from the master suite and living areas are all ocean facing.

We have very much enjoyed the "privacy" and seclusion and total sense of security while on property.

Mike's been a great owner to work with.... and we look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful view... As usual

  • 5 of 5

What can I say ? Another year at the ranch another fantastic vacation. This is the second year my wife and I stayed at Mike's house and couldn't be happier. The view is beautiful and the pool was warm. Mike and Dinah have become friends of ours and their dogs Zeke and Zo Zo are our island pups. Since we have to leave our dog behind Mike is kind enough to bring his over so that we can get our dog fix. The house is clean, well built, has a great kitchen so it's very easy to be comfortable . In fact we feel like we're at home at this house. The main reason is because Mike is very kind, accommodating, and easy to deal with. We are already planning our next stay with him.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Nice!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent an incredibly relaxing and restorative 12 nights at this beautiful home. Situated in Kohala Ranch, a private development, this home boasts magnificent ocean and mountain views. Should you visit during whale season, you're in luck. At night, we literally heard the whales breaching, and exhaling. And during the day we watched them breach and splash. Binoculars are provided! Very cool!

In the mornings, awaken, grab your beverage, and watch the sunrise while listening to the beautiful birdsong. Truly a lovely start to the day.

The home is well appointed and very well thought-out. From toiletries, to a Keurig for coffee and tea, to a super comfy living room couch (not that you'll spend much time on it), to original art, a super comfy outdoor sofa, a fully equipped kitchen, loungers, towels and beach chairs, all you need to do it provide your food and libations!

The pool and spa offer a variety of enjoyment. Take an early morning walk up Kohala Ranch Road, see the cows (!), as well as the magnificent views of the sea, mountains and Maui, then return with a refreshing dip in the pool. Alternatively, go early morning fishing with Greg and Bob at Siren Sports Fishing (Kawaihae), catch an array of fish, and spend your evening cooking fresh fish on the grill with a dip in the heated spa watching sunset.

Michael, the owner, is lovely and thoughtful and will help you in a pinch. (Brought his own Bose sound system when ours didn't work!) We're so happy to have met Michael and found this beautiful home to enjoy. And hope you are able to enjoy it too!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mauna Kea Beach
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Blue Dragon Ocean Cuisine and Musiquarium
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Akoni Pule Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4.9 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
8.7 Miles
Mauna Kea
Car: necessary

Kohala Ranch is minutes away from the Kohala Coast where nestled amongst the black lava are green oases of world class resorts, fine dining, and some of Hawaii's best golf courses. The white sandy beaches of Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea Beach are excellent for snorkeling and swimming.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $550
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $2,000

The telephone number to reach owner / manager Michael at is 415 3026644 for more details. There may be discounts available if all facilities are not needed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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