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

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

An ocean and mountain view ohana located near beaches, snorkeling and hiking

*** Kohala Loke Lani is over 100 miles away from the current lava event. We are in Lava Zone 9 out of nine total lava zones on the island. The current flow event is taking place in Lava Zone 1. Kilauea Crater has been continuously erupting for 35 years. We are far enough north that volcanic smog (vog) does not effect us. The current fissures are affecting a ten mile area of Puna. The Big Island is 4028 square miles. At the current time, Hawaii Island is open for business. ***

An expansive ocean and mountain view cottage located near prime beaches, snorkeling, restaurants, whale watching and hiking. You can see three mountains from the property, plus sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. This is a large, soothing, intentionally renovated studio ohana that comfortably sleeps two. There are big ocean and mountain views. In the winter months you may even see whales from the lanai! The dark skies make the stargazing sublime.

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The unit comfortably sleeps two people in the queen size bed. There is a full bathroom with shower. This 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.

If you get tired of going to the beautiful nearby beaches, swimming in the crystal clear ocean, snorkeling, hiking, zip-lining, or exploring the island, the ohana has wireless internet, 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 very young children.

If this ohana unit is booked please contact me for other options that I can suggest.

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, five ducks 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.

All people are welcome at Kohala Loke Lani. All 'diversities' are welcome and encouraged.

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:
20 July, 2018

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.


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

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • 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
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews

A trip of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay on the big island. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. If you are looking for a quiet, comfortable, well furnished bungalow with a wonderful ocean and mountain view then this is the place. The owners were a joy! They were most accommodating and insightful with many great suggestions for places to visit. All beach and snorkel gear is provided with superb beaches near by. The location is terrific. We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. It was a pleasure to have you stay in our ohana. We look forward to having you stay with us again when your travels bring you back to the Big Island!
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Peace, quiet, great views, exceptional hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our 4 previous visits were in condos and B&Bs, never hotels. We had never stayed in North Kohola before and wanted to experience a less crowded part of the island away from the VOG spewing from the volcano. The prevailing winds blow from east to west over the central part of the island (Kona), 50 miles to the south. North Kohola is clear and dry. Pam's ohana is a spacious 1 room studio apartment in a stand alone building next to her house located 1.5 miles uphill from the coast highway. It is only a few minutes from the beautiful beaches to the south (access to all the big hotel and state park beaches is less than 20 minutes) and only 18 miles from Hawi on the northernmost tip of the island. It is also convenient to the road that crosses the island to the east through Waimea (Parker Ranch area) to Hilo. The finishes and furnishings are comfortable and up to date. The kitchen was fully equipped with the exception of a dishwasher. The stove is 2 burners electric. The pantry and refrigerator were very well stocked with items left by previous guests like sugar, rice, spices, soy sauce, etc. The lani just outside the kitchen door is where we ate all our meals (table that seats 6). The gas grill was perfect for steaks and fish. Stop at Costco in Kona before you drive out here. There are no grocery stores nearby. While A/C is available, we chose to open all the windows and use the 3 ceiling fans during our visit. Consider this to be like a farm stay, out in the country. Pam provided us with eggs from her chickens and we enjoyed watching her goats and the resident donkey that she feeds. Evenings were quiet and star studded but be prepared to be awakened by the squawking of wild francolins, small partridge like birds that abound in the area. There is a big locker out front with beach chairs, snorkel gear, and coolers. Pam is incredibly helpful about what to see and were to go. We were already familiar with the island and did not need much help but she was still very informative about island politics, history and current events. We did not use the big screen TV very much but it had Direct TV Service and Netflix as well as a surround sound system. Wireless internet was very fast compared to most places we have stayed, almost as good as our Xfinity service at home. If you are looking for all the amenities of a big resort, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a great location and a peaceful comfortable setting for 2 people. you will love it

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay. Pam and John were wonderful hosts. The view is amazing and only a quick drive to beautiful beaches. If you’re worried about vog, Kohala is not at all impacted by the eruption. The air is fresh and clear.

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was the most perfect getaway I've experienced! Pamela is an excellent host. The property is very relaxing and beautiful. It has everything you need for a short or long vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo

Overall great experience at Kohala Estates

  • 5 of 5

This is THE place. Beautiful views with fully stocked kitchen, beach equipment, and great hosts (Pamela and John).

The property is ideally located 1 mile off the main highway so very tranquil, with lots and lots of birds and a visit from a wild donkey named Geronimo.

We were greeted with genuine warmth and kindness from Pamela and John, and they provided us with farm fresh eggs from their hens. Wow and the eggs were so delicious!!! You will also find chickens, ducks, goats and dogs (without any barking). This was truly paradise in Hawaii.

We are definitely staying here on our next visit and hope to see everyone and everything here later this year.

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning property, stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Pamela and John for a special few days in their lovely property. We arrived late after a four-hour flight delay, but having managed to make contact we were welcomed by a consolation beer supply in the fridge! The recently renovated property is stand-alone, but next door to the main house. It was really nice to meet the owners - the only VRBO Hawaiian property where we did - Pamela was a mine of information from local bird life to best ice cream on the island. Beautifully decorated and fitted out with a lanai overlooking hills to the sea. Big-screen TV, good wifi, all the kitchen equipment needed, a good shower (always a key test for me) and all towels and linen provided. Kona is a reasonable day trip - have a late lunch at the brewery.

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Kohala Estates, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate
1 May 2018 - 28 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
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$101.1 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$269.6

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