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Ocean View Island Home, Beautiful Sunrises, Breezy Lanai, Whales, Bikes

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two bedroom two bath ocean view


The Kohola Hale vacation home is located north of the danger zone. Air quality is good. We are hosting guests and booking reservations. If you have any questions, please email me and I will try to address your concerns. Mahalo, Richard

If you're planning a vacation to East Hawaii, I'd like to welcome you to stay at the Koholā Hale "Whale House". This renovated, two bedroom, two full bath vacation home offers a South East Asian decor with furnishings sure to please.

Located on a street that fronts the ocean, this property features a large lanai with excellent ocean views. Listen to the waves break on the shoreline and watch green sea turtles playing in the surf. During the winter months, October thru March, it's an excellent location to whale watch! With your morning cup of Kona coffee, enjoy a beautiful sunrise on the front lanai. A private lanai off the master bedroom looks over a beautifully landscaped tropical garden that's home to a variety orchids, palms and plumeria trees. The space includes a large cabana. Great for relaxing with family and friends!

Offering internet access and satellite TV, you'll feel right at home. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your culinary and entertaining needs. A large granite counter provides extra space for entertaining and seating. A beautiful mango wood dining room table seats eight. French doors open onto the large, ocean facing lanai.

The master bedroom includes a king size bed, large closet, and nicely appointed private bath and vanity. The second bedroom hosts a queen size bed and closet. Located in the semi-private den is a full size futon and built-in desk. This den can be used as a third bedroom. With a second full size futon in the living room, this house can sleep up to eight comfortably!

With a short drive to the quaint old village of Pahoa, you'll find a local supermarket, gas stations, bookstore, cafe, drugstores, gift shops, surf shop, Post Office and a handful of excellent restaurants; Mexican, Thai, Italian and local fare.

Conveniently located, many sights can be found within a hour's drive. At Volcano National Park you'll be able to see the volcano put on a show for you. At Kaimu Beach, sink your feet into one of Hawaii's newest black sand beaches. Explore Kapoho Fish Ponds where you can snorkel with tropical fish. Be adventurous at Alahanui Park and take a dip in the calm, healing waters of a natural geothermal pond or visit one of our many botanical gardens in this area. See why this island is nicknamed the "Orchid Island"!

Come stay at the "Koholā Hale"!

FIRST TWO CHILDREN AGES 5 AND UNDER STAY FREE. More than two children or ages 6 and over, add $15 per night, per child. Please contact us if you have children ages 5 and under so we can adjust the quote.


MILITARY, POLICE OFFICERS, FIRE FIGHTERS and EMS WORKERS SPECIAL... 10% OFF OUR RENTAL RATES. Deposit and Cleaning Fees remain the same. We can only apply the discount prior to booking... contact us to provide ID proof of service.

Hawaii Tax ID Number - W01550232-02

More Details

Richard Marston
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Richard Marston

I was born and raised in California and moved here 25 years ago. My wife's family is from this area so naturally, we would come here to vacation with our own family. When it came time to retire, we built this house and moved to the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. We've been on vacation ever since!

Richard Marston purchased this house in 1989

Why Richard Marston chose Pahoa

This house is located directly across the street from the ocean which protects it from some of the strong waves and spray that frequent the area. On days that have tropical showers, we have a covered lanai and cabana with BBQ, perfect to enjoy the outdoors in comfort.

What makes this house unique

You can sit on the front lanai with your cup of Kona coffee and watch the sunrise. On our nice pleasant Hawaiian nights you can sit and watch the silvery Moon come up over the ocean and if you're lucky, you'll be here during whale season, when you can hear the humpback whales bellow and play right in front of your very own home away from home!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Pahoa, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathrooms include bath linens, blow dryer, walk-in shower, vanity, drawer and cabinet space to store your toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    2nd Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Livingroom - 1 sofa bed/futon , Futon has a full size mattress
    Den 1 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Futon has a full size mattress
  • Bedrooms include bed, linens, ceiling fans, night stands, dresser, full length mirror and closet.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Ocean View Island Home, Beautiful Sunrises, Breezy Lanai, Whales, Bikes
average rating of 4.8163266 based on 49 reviews

Home away from home, we will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 7 nights here and loved every night. The home is very comfortable...decorated tastefully, not 'cute'.. we knew we were in Hawaii.. on vacation. The large deck looks out into the ocean. A small, public park is a short walk ... where you can sit on the lava rocks and watch the large waves come in. The small town of Pahoa is a 10 minute drive, where you can buy groceries and gas. This home is very close to all of the sites we wanted to see.. the volcano, the black sand beaches.. the scenic 'Red Road' as well as the McKenzie Park, the Lava Tree park... and a short drive to Hilo, with it's museum's and past Hilo to the Waipio Valley look out, and scenic jungle road. After a busy day of site seeing we could come 'home' and make a great dinner to eat on the large deck, enjoying the tropical trees and ocean view. Richard, the owner is friendly, helpful, and lives in a little town just a short distance away, so he can be there within 1/2 hour if you need anything. This was a perfect vacation. We have already told our daughter & her little family about this treasure. They are planning their trip now... and we surely will be back. Thank you Richard! Sincerely, Jeff & Colleen Case. Whidbey Island, Washington state.

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that you enjoyed your stay. It is a very unique place and glad that you experienced the lifestyle in our little corner of the world. We will definitely look forward for you and your family to come and visit us again ...much aloha Rich
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We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely, the house was very comfortable, and especially important is that the beds were comfy! Our stay felt serene. And the east side of the island is really beautiful and laid-back.

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful place. Has everything that you may need. Nice ocean view.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. It's a bit off the beaten path, but that is what adds to its charm. Richard is very nice, he spent about an hour with us. We would stay there again if we ever get to Hilo. Has the wonderful tree frogs that chirp most of the night.

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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johnstown ,pa

near the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Kohola Hale was a very nicely done home in Pahoa. The grounds and interior are nicely kept. We found everything we needed in the kitchen. The bedrooms were nice sized and beds comfortable. There are extras like water shoes, chairs, snorkeling gear, and beach mats that helped make our stay nice. I loved my early morning walks down the street to nice ocean walks and sea cliffs. The neighborhood is very quiet, like a hidden gem. The location of house is close enough to Hilo and Volcanoes National park for day trips. We hiked five miles in and five miles out to see Lava flow. What an experience! We met the owner and chatted with him- he made us feel very welcome. Thanks for the short but charming stay at the home.

  • Review Submitted: 22/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely setup

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped kitchen; perfect for 2 couples. Loved the ocean view from the living and dining rooms and the front lanai

  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sevierville, TN

Enjoyed Meeting Richard!

  • 4 of 5

This home is located on the ocean at the bottom of Hawaiian Beaches Subdivision. We felt very safe and saw neighbors walking daily. We stayed two weeks and Richard stopped by after we arrived to make sure everything was okay. He was not intrusive but very informative of things to do in the area and even cut a orchid for us to bring home on the day we left. An email was waiting when we arrived back in Tennessee advising our security deposit would be refunded within 2 weeks - we've rented from VRBO many times and never had this quick of a response. Although we didn't cook the kitchen has everything you need to make dinners. We particularly enjoyed the font lanai - even saw two whales on our first full day there - having two bathrooms, and the washer and dryer. Thanks for everything Richard!

Luther and Marian

Great Smoky Mtns. TN

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hilo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Luquins-15-2942 Pahoa Village Rd., Pahoa
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Hilo Municiple Golf Course - 340 Haihai St., Hilo
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pahoa - Thai, Mexican, Italian, American, etc.
Car: necessary

House is located on an island with high tropical rain fall which makes it ideal for botanical gardens. House is located near cliffs with deep ocean water which makes it ideal for whale watching.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in the Pahoa, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$159.8 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$399.51

FIRST TWO CHILDREN AGES 5 AND UNDER STAY FREE. More than two children or ages 6 and over, add $15 per night, per child. Please let us know if you have children age 5 and under so we can adjust the quote.

MILITARY, POLICE OFFICERS, FIRE FIGHTERS and EMS WORKERS SPECIAL... 10% OFF OUR RENTAL RATES. Deposit and Cleaning Fees remain the same. We can only apply the discount prior to booking... contact us to provide ID proof of service. Only one special can be applied per reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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