Kohala coast. 5br,3ba house with ocean/mtn views
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||2300 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Adventure, Budget, Other, Ocean, Rural, Tropical|
Description from the owner
This 5-bedroom, 3-bath house sits on 5 acres of land in the North Kohala district of the Big Island. We specifically designed it as a family vacation gathering spot, and we built it ourselves in 1989. At about 300 feet elevation, it has terrific 180-degree ocean views. You can also see Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai, and most of the Kohala "Gold Coast." With luck and timing, you can also spot humpback whales in winter, spinner dolphins year-round, and the occasional green flash at sunset.
Because the house sits in the rain shadow of the Kohala Mountains, days are typically sunny and breezy compared to Kona's humid overcast. We even have...Read more
Kohala coast. 5br,3ba house with ocean/mtn views
Additional Location Information
The vacation rental is 30 miles north of Kona-Keohole Airport and three miles north of Kawaihae port and village. It is about 18 miles from Waimea and 85 miles from Hilo. The house is about 300 feet above sea level and about 2000 feet from the shoreline. It has a spectacular view of the mountains and the Kona-Kohala coastline.
Location Type Ocean, Rural, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$200 - $240||$200 - $240||$1,250 - $1,600||$4,900 - $5,900||3 nights|
|Dec. 1 2011 - Apr. 30 2012
High Season #1
|May. 1 2012 - May. 31 2012
Low Season #2
|Jun. 1 2012 - Aug. 31 2012
High Season #2
|Sep. 1 2012 - Nov. 30 2012||$200||$200||$1,250||$4,900||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- cleaning/security - $200 / stay - Security Deposit - refundable deposit
- GET and TAT - 13% of rental - Tax - state taxes
Additional notes from owner
Taxes are actually 13.25%, but this program won't accept the extra one-quarter percent for some reason.
Security/cleaning deposit of $200.00 is for group sizes up to 12 people. Over 12 people requires a higher deposit depending upon the number of guests.
We charge an extra $5 per head per night for groups larger than eight in size.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: December 11, 2012 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Perfect for a large group on a budget
The Kephart home will feel like home away from home. It's not too fancy in the furnishings so you won't worry about getting a bit of sand on the floor. The house has an open airy feel and a beautiful wrap around lanai porch so you can have a large group dinner outside while you watch the sunset over the ocean.
The Kephart's themselves built this home and have done their best to provide visitors with all they would need... beach chairs, boogie boards, tons of beach towels, fully stocked kitchen, free wi-fi, great library and video library... the only thing I wish they'd added was a yoga mat or two.
This isn't the place if you are looking for glamour but it is a great place if you want a nice, comfortable, affordable spot for a big group on the Big Island. I would definitely stay here again.
Dream vacation for a family
We stayed here for two weeks from the end of June to early July 2011 with our family, which included four granddaughters ages 3 to 12; there were ten of us. When we arrived the home was exactly as described by the owners and more. The spacious common areas were a real treat; we could engage in several activities at once and not interfere with one another, whether it was watching one of the huge collection of Dvds, reading a book from the huge library, playing one of the many games, or doing a puzzle. We ate every meal outside on the lanai save one when the trade winds were too strong. It was great to look out on the Pacific to begin the day and watch the sun set and wait for the star show above. The grounds are beautiful, parking was spacious, and we felt right at home. The owners also provided beach towels, coolers, and equipment to include snorkeling gear. Don and Kerrill treated us to a memorable 4th of July dinner and evening watching the stars and fireworks from the resorts along the Kona coast. Family friendly beaches were ten to fifteen minutes away by car on good roads. Lots of history in the area. We liked it best because of the great location, a quiet place but with easy access to the rest of the island and nearby cities for shopping or sightseeing. I suppose if there was one thing we didn't care for it was the ants, but then, who doesn't have them? It's hard to find anything not to like about this wonderful home and we heartily recommend it(and have to several friends) for a great family vacation.
The perfect Rental House!!
We stayed at Hale Kephart with our daughter and 2 grand-daughters (and their spouses) and 4 great-grandchildren for a week in July 2011. We had a great stay! It is in a perfect location, an absolutely beautiful house, and great hosts. I could not ask for a better place to have a family vacation. The kids (and adults) loved the large wraparound lanai with great views of the Pacific to the west - perfect for sunsets, stars and even shooting stars. The kids even had a bedroom all to themselves. There were toys, movies and books galore. It is isolated enough that you will think there is no one else around, but close enough that you can get to beaches, groceries, and necessities easily and quickly.
There are 5 large Br's and 3 baths,so everyone had their own space without intruding on others. The common areas are huge. Big enough for the whole family to get together for meals, games and entertainment. Don and Kerrill provide all the staples you will need and even a fruit basket and goodies as a welcome gift. The live on-site, close enough to be available for any questions, reccommendations, or problems, but far enough away that they never intrude. They are great hosts - even to the point of sending a left-behind item free of cost. If you are looking for a rental house for upwards of 10 people on the Big Island, you could not do better than Hale Kephart.