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Ranch Retreat at Kahua Ranch- Private Ranch Paradise in Kohala

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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 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

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Thai
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Ranch Retreat at Kahua Ranch- Private Ranch Paradise in Kohala
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Dunedin, Florida, USA

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: Aug 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: Aug 2016
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rainbow paradise

  • 5 of 5

A perfect vacation base to renew energies. We awoke daily to beautiful multiple rainbows and breathtaking scenary. Our family enjoyed unique experiences with nature on our morning walks and runs on the stunning property amongst free ranging horses. We travelled around the big island and enjoyed the sites nearby including swimming with dolphins, mantarays and other exciting adventures and looked forward to going back to our little paradise. Truely unforgetable unique experience. Our hosts were very helpful receiving us late at night, everything was well explained and organized. Better than a home away from home. We extended our stay because it was so special and highly recommend it. We hope to come back soon with a group of friends who were amazed with the beautiful photos we took.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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It worked well for us.

  • 5 of 5

I really liked it up here. Kids loved playing basketball. Beautiful star watching at night. Nice hot tub with a nice view. We enjoyed the kitchen and dining area are connected and very modern. The living room and bedroom area is beautiful in a completely different way - more ranch style.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on the Big Island many times, but never experienced such beauty as the views from the Ranch House across to Maui, with the pastures and occasional rainbows before us- so peaceful and relaxing-the owners met us, and gave us some good dining tips- the Sushi Rocks in Hawi and the Red Water in Waimea town were very good.

We loved listening to the BaaRamuu from the sheep- for us that was very soothing. We enjoyed the very laid back environment, the jacuzzi was relaxing- the stars were better.

The house and kitchen were very nice and comfortable.

We can't wait to return and share with the rest of our family,( when our grand daughter is old enough to ride a horse)- Thanks so much for sharing your ranch with us Terri- Jeff and Susan

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Big Island Ranch with Rainbows

  • 5 of 5

This Ranch House on top of world was the perfect getaway for our group of four. When we arrived, we were literally blown away by the beautiful location and awesome house located above Waimea and a short drive to Hawi.

We were met by the owners who showed us around and answered all of our questions. and offered us the possibilities of horseback riding or ATV adventures...but we opted for a more kicked back routine and hit the jacuzzi and hiked, and then drove down to the beach at Hapuna. We started our adventure in Volcano, hiking for a few days and then explored Waimea and Kona side from the ranch. Between sunsets and rainbows this place was totally awesome!! Everyone should be lucky enough to spend a few days in this paradise...we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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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


Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Personal check, travelers check or cashiers check accepted.
Rates starting at $450, please inquire for Event rates and long term rental.

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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
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 6
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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