WELCOME to I KA HALE O KE MELE KOHOLA, aka "HOUSE of SINGING WHALES" a Premier VRBO Partner (until they changed their criteria to discriminate against longer (28+ night) term rentals).
Imagine relaxing in beautiful Hawaii, gazing at spectacular sunsets and majestic panoramic ocean, coast line and volcano mountain views from the privacy of your own home! This well-designed, immaculately maintained house, with three bedrooms and three full baths is located in the exclusive gated community of Kohala By The Sea, at the southern most end of North Kohala, just 20 mins. north of Waikoloa Beach Resort, 40 mins. north of Kona International Airport, and 5 minutes from the Big Island Kohala Coast, the Gold Coast known for its five star resorts offering manicured beaches, famous golf courses, luxurious spas and fine dining. How can this vacation picture get any better? You can frequently SEE and HEAR THE WHALES from this home & its expansive lanai during whale migration season (November - April). Just imagine being able to watch & listen to whales sing as they swim, breach and dive along the coast, next to protected deep water coves just 1000 feet away. You can also see the dolphins playing in a nearby bay. It is truly an amazing experience to see & hear these impressive creatures from the comfort of an exquisite home!
A gently sloped driveway leads past fragrant white Plumeria trees, Birds of Paradise and beautiful Fuchsia Bougainvillea to the home. Privacy is ensured because the house sits on a large, one acre lot, with significant elevation differences from neighboring homes. As you enter the front door you immediately see the panoramic ocean and coastline views through over 24 linear feet of wrap around glass doors of the living room. The high arched ceilings and the open living, dining and kitchen area floor plan are so impressive you may just sit and gasp at this scene for a long while before exploring the rest of the house. In fact, our guests love just relaxing and taking in the views from the chaise lounge which is strategically positioned in the family room, right next to the wrap around glass doors - the best seat in the house. Claim the chaise lounge quickly before the rest of your party does! This seat overlooks the glimmering pool, with views of three volcanic mountain ranges – Kohala, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea – plus a panoramic view of turquoise and blue ocean and a seemingly never-ending coast line. It's simply breath-taking!
EXPANSIVE OUTDOOR LIVING AREA with POOL & JACUZZI
This home has an expansive outdoor living area, which is great for entertaining. A 5-foot deep swimming pool and 4-person Jacuzzi tub are ready for your enjoyment by day or night (both can be lit at night). You will have access to pool toys, floating loungers, and more for entertainment in the water. The oh-so-comfortable deck furniture is perfect for relaxing after a refreshing swim or soothing jacuzzi soak. The spa tub is located next to the swimming pool, and right outside the master suite, which spells romance for a vacationing couple. And the comfortable outdoor dining table and adjacent BBQ area may be the only place you will choose to eat and cook during your entire stay because of its natural surroundings and breathtaking views!
BRIGHT & OPEN LIVING, DINING and KITCHEN SPACE
The large, open floor plan with high vaulted ceilings in the living room, dining room, and kitchen provides a dramatic, yet airy and bright ambiance. The kitchen is an open style galley design with three skylights, granite counter tops, a bar and four bar stools with 5-star views and stainless steel appliances. There are two large refrigerators – a French style in the kitchen and a side-by-side in the garage - which provide plenty of food and drink storage space for even large families. The cook top and oven are conveniently powered by propane gas, not electricity (unlike like most vacation rental condos).
IMPRESSIVE OCEAN VIEWS from EVERY LIVING SPACE and BEDROOM
Going further into the house, you’ll notice that it's not just the living room with great views - every bedroom in the house was meticulously designed to capture the stunning ocean views. As if the unforgettable views weren’t enough, the home is beautifully decorated with island furnishings and Hawaiian / Polynesian art.
OPTIMAL HOME LAYOUT with WELL APPOINTED ROOMS – Sleeps 8+
All three bedrooms are large rooms with impressive vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom has an on-suite bathroom, featuring a deep-soaking jetted bathtub, his and her sinks, and a walk-in shower. And yes! You can actually see the amazing views of three volcanic mountains and the ocean from INSIDE the tub. The master bedroom is furnished with a comfortable and beautiful tropical style king bed. The master walk-in closet is so large it could be another room, and features a crib/toddler bed so a small child can be close to his/her parents. There is also a love seat in the master bedroom with a pull-out twin bed. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed, plus a 24” wide futon in a loft that accommodates 1 adult or 2 kids. The 3rd bedroom has two Twin XL beds which can be bridged together to make a king bed. All three bedrooms have full ocean views and two entrances - one from the hallway and the other from sliding glass doors directly accessing the lanai. The 2nd full bathroom is conveniently located across the hallway from the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. The 3rd bathroom is a ¾ bath with shower, and is smartly located in the garage, so beach-goers and those exercising with the gym fitness equipment can easily rinse off before entering the home. There is also a dedicated laundry room with a sink and modern washer and dryer machines.
OVER-THE-TOP AMENITIES for ENDLESS ENTERTAINMENT
The living room has a huge 70" flat panel 4K television with a 4K upscaling Blu-ray player and speaker system. Cable TV with 300+ cable TV channels with a DVR in the living room to record your favorite shows and movies and a second cable box in the Master Bedroom. Enjoy your music in the living room or through the built-in ceiling speakers on the lanai. You will appreciate fast cable internet connections of 50MBps upload / download speeds on the home’s dual band powerfull Wi-Fi network, to support your latest laptops, tablets, and smartphone devices, for streaming music, photos and videos. To top it off, we have provided an Apple TV module and a high-speed Wi-Fi color inkjet printer for your use to print boarding passes, directions, and even family photos taken during your vacation (just supply your paper and ink please). There is an extensive library of fiction, non-fiction, travel and self-help books to read as well as books about Hawaii. There are plenty of board and card games to keep families entertained too.
There is more than enough room for a large or extended family, but still cozy enough for a romantic getaway for two. The home sleeps 8 adults: 2 in the master king bed, 2 in a queen bed, 1 on each of the 2 twin XL beds, 1 or 2 in the loft within the 2nd bedroom, 1 on the love seat pull-out twin bed.
BABY, KID and PET FRIENDLY
For a baby or toddler this a great place to lay their sleepy heads - we can easily make the home “baby ready” or “kid ready” for you. There is a convertible crib / toddler bed. Other items include: bottle warmer, bottle sterilizer, sippy cups, bibs, white noise machine, jogging stroller, safety outlet covers, and more. There are also plenty of toddler toys!
We accept well-behaved dogs or cats with an extra pet fee, deep-cleaning fee and security deposit for each animal. There are some house and property rules. Please be aware of the strict Hawaii regulations and processes for bringing a pet to the islands, so be diligent.
If you love astronomy, this is your island. The Big Island is home to over 14 international observatories which are located at Mauna Kea’s peak. This is because this mountain is extremely high, moderately accessible and there is minimal light pollution from the surrounding landscape. The skies are so clear here, you can actually see the milky way with the naked eye. Plus the unique stars that make Andromeda galaxy! Enjoy the night sky and the milky way from the pool or spa! And to top this unique experience off, you will be able to enjoy discovering the stars and planets with an Orion Celestial telescope and star chart. Binoculars and a tripod are also available for your use.
DO YOU GOLF?
If you love golf, this is also your island. Play the famous Mauna Kea golf course, located at the prestigious Mauna Kea and Hapuna Prince sister resort, which Golf magazine ranks as the 27th Top 100 Public Courses in America, and the 3rd best in Hawaii. The Signature Hole is the 3rd, a par 3, which is one of the most breathtaking and intimidating holes you may ever find. The tee shot plays over an ocean cove of crashing waves.
SNORKEL WITH THE HONU (Turtles in Hawaiian)
Swimming and snorkeling in the pristine, warm Hawaiian ocean can’t be missed. You will have access to snorkeling equipment (masks, snorkels, fins and even diving boots and gloves), plus ocean toys and floats, beach mats, chairs, umbrellas and towels, coolers, boogie boards. You name it! The beaches are so diverse you will want to explore several to find your favorite spot. Some have great waves for playing in, others are lined with palm trees providing ample shade, some have white silky sand and turquoise waters, and others have the famous black sand. Some ideal for swimming with turtles and colorful fish, others have tide pools for eyeing sea urchins, crabs & sea anemones.
We supply the “The Big Island Revealed” book to help you navigate the island during your stay.
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