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Expansive Ocean Views Near Prime Beaches, Restaurants, Whale Watching and Hiking

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A Large, Clean, Renovated Studio Ohana

A large renovated studio ohana on the tranquil Kohala Coast with exquisite Ocean and Mountain views. The luxurious unit comfortably sleeps two people in the queen size bed. Beautiful full bathroom with shower. The ohana has a large private lanai with bbq and outside dining. Big expansive ocean and mountain views of Mauna Loa and Hualalai. Mauna Kea is also visible from the property.

In the winter months, you may see humpback whales from the lanai. At night, the dark skies make star gazing sublime.

For a detailed virtual tour please click this link (or copy and paste it into your browser):

If you ever tire of going to the beautiful nearby beaches of Hapuna, Mau'umai, Puako (Waialea Bay), or Mauna Kea, swimming in the crystal clear ocean, or exploring the island, the ohana has both a Direct TV and a Netflix account. There are also bluetooth speakers to listen to music.

While the space is most comfortable, and priced, for two people, we can supply you with an Aerobed air mattress if you'd like to have your child/children travel with you. We also have a Pack - n - Play for the little ones.

We live on the property and will leave you alone as much as possible, other than to say hello and answer your questions, but if you need anything we'll be available.

On the premises there are two friendly standard poodles, two African grey parrots, five dwarf goats, and nine chickens. There is also a donkey that comes to visit a couple of days a week. There can be some animal noises on the property, sporadically, throughout the day.

Tax ID Number: TA-014-336-4096-01

More Details

Pamela Small
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Pamela Small

Outgoing, fun loving, adventurous, friendly, animal loving artist who loves living in Hawaii. I really enjoy having the opportunity to share the paradise of the Big Island with others. The Big Island is alive and vibrant like very few places on earth. It is a spectacular place to live.

As a host I'll see you to say hello and welcome you to the ohana. If you need anything I'm in the next building. I want your stay to be a pleasant one and your experience on the island to be filled with aloha.

Pamela Small purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Pamela Small chose Kohala Estates

I bought this property for the views. It had been abandoned for several years and needed a full renovation and I'm always up for that kind of challenge.


Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Kailua Kona
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Plantation Grill
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Mauna Kea
Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Kohala Estates, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Smoking
  • No Drugs
  • No Parties
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom with a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • This is a large studio with a queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Check in time is 4:00 pm. Check out time is 11:00 am.


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Expansive Ocean Views Near Prime Beaches, Restaurants, Whale Watching and Hiking
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

This ohana is beautifully situated and charmingly appointed.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on the hillside overlooking the ocean. The inlaw apartment/Ohana is thoughtfully appointed and charmingly decorated. We felt very much at home, and ended up cooking all of our evening meals there. The host, Pamela, is welcoming and full of helpful information about the area.

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Out of the way retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great Ohana with everything you need to make your stay comfortable and welcoming. The kitchen is well stocked with condiments including olive oil, vinegar and sugar. There are beach chairs and snorkel gear to use. Nice ocean view from the patio space. Great beaches are only 10 minutes away and although this side of the island has many resorts this Ohana is tucked away in a nice residential area far from the tourists of the resort areas. But close enough if you want to shop or eat in a upscale chain establishment.

Don't miss seeing the Manta Rey viewing out by the Sheraton or even book a tour to get in the water with them. The Green sand Beach is worth the 2 hour drive and 3 mile hike. A short drive North to Hawi for lunch is worth it, stop at the Sweet Potato Kitchen.

Our hosts were great and provided lots of privacy. There are goats and parrots on the property and a wild donkey so there may be a few sounds about.

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An incredibly cute little house on the hill. Very attractive, clean and quite.

  • 5 of 5

Whenever we came back here, it was hard to leave again. Nice, functional kitchen, and wonderful patio for relaxing. If you want to be away from the hub-bub of Kailua and Alii Drive, it's a great place to stay. Just be prepared to do some driving as it's a bit distant from restaurants, etc. The owners were friendly, helpful and not intrusive, even though they live next door. I would go back and stay longer next time.

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your nice review. Yes, you need a car out here, no doubt. There are four places to eat in Kawaihae, but two are only for lunch (one weekdays only), so the options are limited, that's for sure! We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to have you return!
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  • 5 of 5

Pamela and John offer friendly comfortable accomadations that exceeded our expectations. We stayed for a week.

The location is near the best beaches. The view is stunning. The accomadations were clean, modern, tastefully decorated and we'll equipped for cooking. We slept well due to the comfortable bed, quiet, peaceful and beautiful country surroundings.. We loved their goats, dogs, chickens, birds, and Jeronimo the wild burro who would visit us. The fresh chicken eggs were delicious and a gracious gift from our hosts.

What can we say except that we will be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 22/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your thoughtful review. We enjoyed having you stay in the ohana very much and hope to see you again in the future!
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Host/Owners are lovely people.

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 20/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review. We enjoyed your visit and hope you return again in the future.
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Beautiful, relaxing and "full service"

  • 5 of 5

The ohana was beautiful! Cozy space with all we needed for our stay including beach towels, snorkel gear, beach chairs and boogie boards. Plus two burners for cooking. Pamela and John were so nice and welcoming. Great property, lovely views of the Kohala coast, close to beaches and stars were unreal!

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Please come back and see us when you visit the Big Island!
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Kohala Estates, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$266.34
Cleaning fee AU$99.88 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Tax ID Number: TA-014-336-4096-01

Check in Time 4:00 pm

We keep our cleaning fees quite low. We ask that you leave the ohana as close as possible to the way you found it when you arrived and follow our check out procedures when you leave to make it simple for our cleaner. If the unit is left excessively dirty we will take the extra cleaning fees from your security deposit to make up for the additional charges from the cleaner.

Check out Time 11:00 am

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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