Kohala House Rentals
Along the coast of North Kohala, there’s a place with perfect ocean views, incredible winter whale watching, and plenty of sun, year-round. Welcome to Kohala Estates! If you choose one of our Kohala Hi vacation rentals here, you’ll relax in luxury and enjoy the natural beauty of the scenic Kohala Coast.
Kohala Estates is a luxury subdivision located a few miles north of Kawaihae harbor along the Kohala Coast. This rugged stretch of coastline, 18 miles between Kawaihae and Hāwī, is very beautiful, but has no stops or services. This is a great place to stay to get away from it all. If you stay in Kohala Estates, know that you will need to drive to Waimea or Waikoloa for your nearest grocery shopping! You will, however, have a few great restaurants to choose from in Kawaihae itself.
When you hear “coastline,” you might expect “beach,” but keep in mind that the North Kohala Coast is not known for beaches. Your best beach options are just south of Kawaihae, at Hāpuna and Mauna Kea Resort. There are a few interesting beach parks near Kohala Estates, but not necessarily any sand: Lapakahi State Historical Park is a partially restored ancient fishing village with a self-guided interpretive trail, and Mahukona is an old harbor that’s a popular spot for fishing and snorkeling (watch out for rusty old metal in the ruins here).
At the north tip of the island are the artsy little twin towns of Hāwī and Kapaʻau: spend an enjoyable afternoon exploring the shops and delicious locally-grown cuisine of the restaurants here, or drive up to the end of the road and take in the amazing view from Pololū Valley Lookout.
From Kohala, it is also easy to access the beautiful inland areas near Waimea. Extending back to the times of Kamehameha I training his army and formerly a place for the military to relax and unwind during World War II, these areas are rich with beauty and history. During your stay in one of our Kohala house rentals, pay a visit to Kahua Ranch situated on Kohala Mountain, home to 8,500 acres and stretching from the rainforest at 3,500 feet of elevation all the way down to the Pacific. Whether the sun is shining bright overhead or mist is hanging low over the mountains, Kahua Ranch provides a beautiful excursion destination that offers something different than the quintessential beach day. Try a horseback ride in this area where paniolos (Hawaiian cowboys) are part of the fabric of Hawaiian life. From making beginners feel comfortable to offering cantering and trotting opportunities for those who are ready, rides here cater to every ability level. Enjoy sweeping views of mountains, coastlines, cinder cones, and lush pastures as you experience a piece of Old Hawaii. For an adrenaline-inducing adventure, Kahua Ranch also offers ATV tours, where you can ride through some of the Big Island’s most picturesque scenery.
Nearby Ponoholo Ranch offers even more opportunities for experienced the unspoiled countryside of the Big Island. Here you can literally ride off into the sunset with one of their thrilling sunset rides. Walk, trot, or canter through open pastureland as the sky turns from blue to brilliant colors of orange and pink. Romance awaits on the Kohala Coast!
Kohala Estates is a great home base for a vacation full of luxury and sunshine here on the Kohala Coast! With convenient access to stunning coastlines and picturesque countryside with exciting activity opportunities, the Kohala Coast is an excellent place to base your stay on the Big Island. So what are you waiting for? Book one of our vacation rentals on Kohala Coast and get started planning your vacation today!
At I Love Hawaii, we have a variety of vacation rentals available on the Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai. Whether you’re exploring nature at its rawest at Volcano National Park on the Big Island, surfing in Oahu’s Waikiki, catching the sunrise at Haleakala on Maui, or gazing out over the Grand Canyon of the Pacific on Kauai, our vacation rentals will ensure complete comfort during your island stay. Many of our rentals offer full kitchens, island-inspired décor, breezy lanais, and swimming pools. Please contact us at (866) 634-0060 or (808) 445-9126 to book one of our beautiful Kohala HI vacation rentals!