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Ranch Retreat at Kahua Ranch- Private Ranch Paradise in Kohala Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Queen bedroom, 2 full bath, spectacular million dollar ocean view from 3200ft.

Aloha! The Ranch Retreat at Kahua is located in the Kohala Mountains on the stunning, privately owned, 8600 acre Kahua Ranch. Breathe in some of the world's freshest, clean air that travels 2500 miles across the ocean and is filtered down through our moist rain forest.

The Ranch is conveniently located between the beautiful ranching town of Waimea (Kamuela) and historic Hawi town with it's dining, gift shops, art galleries, and coffee house; the views from the Retreat are unparalleled!

The cozy, historic 1950's Ranch house is completely renovated and boasts spectacular views of Maui, the Kohala Coast, and Mauna Loa; there are sunrise and sunset views from the spacious deck, bedrooms and the living areas.

Perfect for vacation/family getaways, special gatherings or just holo holo ( go on adventures); the Retreat has 3 bedrooms- plus a brand new Queen Sleeper (sleeps 8)- with luxurious queen beds and two full bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen with commercial hood and gas stove, double oven, dishwasher and SS fridge. A full bar including fridge and bar sink along with an expansive deck with a gas grill, complete any entertaining or delicious meals you have in mind. Two gas fireplaces provide ambiance and warmth after watching the sun sink into the ocean from the 6 person hot tub as the stars swing overhead. Luxurious organic cotton sheets, plush bedding and ample towels are provided. Cable TV, movies on the flat screen and blazing fast Internet is provided.

The best of the Big Island’s beaches are a short 20 minutes drive South and a cooler, chairs and beach towels are also provided for fun in the sun. Snorkling, diving and swimming in Hawaii’s crystal clear waters are a short drive to the Kohala Coast as well as other water activities are available at Kawaihae Harbor (20 min drive). If hiking and strolling is your preference, the black sand beach at Pololu Valley is 30 minutes away, through the town of Hawi as well as many other neighboring trails.

Waimea has three Farmer’s Markets that take place throughout the week and weekend, and Hawi has the Kohala’s Farmers Market, perfect for the Farm to Table experience with Hawaii’s local produce.

Horseback Riding, ATV tours and a fantastic BBQ Ranch dinner are also available at Kahua Ranch — discounts available when booking in advance and staying at the Ranch Retreat.

End your day with a glass of wine on the expansive deck, away from the resort crowds, watching the sun sink into the ocean behind herds of cattle and horses grazing in the golden sunlight. E Komo Mai!

Come experience a rare opportunity, unique to the Big Island of Hawaii!

Need more room? Need less room? Also available is the Ohana Hale (sleeps 5), full kitchen apartment with 2 bedrooms/ 1bath and punee (day bed ) in the living area.

VRBO listing #697418

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Thai
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Elua - 1 queen , Direct access to deck/hot tub. Ocean, mountain, sunset view.
    Ekahi - 1 queen , Queen bedroom with micro rainforest view, private bath.
    Ekolu - 1 queen , Ocean, mountain view.
    2nd Living Room Sleeper - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Brand new Sleeper with 12" Foam topped mattress.
  • All bedrooms have soft, organic cotton sheets, closets, luggage racks and extra bedding.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Terrific property!

  • 5 of 5

Terri is a wonderful host. Her houses are spitting images of the pictures on VRBO. If you're looking for a quite, relaxing/cozy place with a gorgeous view, you need to stay here. You will NOT be disappointed. We rented both the Ranch Retreat and Ohana Hale for the weekend of my wedding at Kahua Ranch. The locations were perfect. Walking distance to our venue. The beautiful scenery created a calming atmosphere while 8 bridesmaids were getting ready. Every room in these houses had its own theme, and our photographer and I loved the lighting in one in particular. We even had our own photoshoot in one! The night after the wedding, some friends and I relaxed in the hot tub after a night filled with dancing.

Terri, thank you so much for being a fantastic host and opening up your houses to us. Kahua Ranch has a special place in our hearts now and we will defiantly plan to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique slice of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been more beautiful. The home is well stocked and honestly feels nothing short of magical. Rainbows, animals, and views for miles. By far the best stay we had over the few weeks we were on big island. Thank you for sharing with us, Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

Green, hilly, and beautiful! Gorgeous sunset from the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beautiful House on a Beautiful Ranch

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Kahua Ranch was beyond amazing. The house is beautiful and a perfect combination of rustic ranch house and luxurious living. We cooked a few times in the well-stocked kitchen and sat in the hot tub at night, looking at the stars. Terri was so welcoming and very responsive to any questions. The Ranch is shockingly beautiful and the scenery is ever-changing with sunsets and cloud formations. I highly recommend the Ranch as your home-base to explore the island.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth Experience

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult for me to express how much we loved staying at Kahua Ranch. It is truly like heaven on earth: a serene setting with some of the most stunning views you can imagine.

The house is a very pleasing combination of vintage and modern, and perfectly suited for a family. Many places to gather together, yet also be off on your own for some quiet time as well.

We all loved morning walks or runs on the ranch. A perfectly beautiful way to start the day.

The owners are exceptional people, and very responsive to any need or concern that you might have during your stay.

I highly recommend a stay at this wonderful retreat. It was an experience that our family will never forget.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Kahua Ranch and enjoyed the views and the quiet surroundings, the walk on the ranch with cows and sheep, the proximity to Hawi and Kapaau, Zipline, fluming, swimming at Mahukona. The house is perfectly equipped and very comfortable. Terri couldn't be more gracious and helpful. We were very happy here!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10.5 Miles
Seafood Bar /Redwater Cafe
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Kohala Mountain Road
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Sushi Rock/Redwater/Seafood Bar
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Spencer Beach Park (through Kohala Ranch)
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Departure cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 13.42%

Personal check, travelers check or cashiers check and cash are accepted and we will waive service fee.
Rates starting at $400, please inquire for Event rates and long term rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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