Kohala Ranch Vacation Rentals
Imagine waking in the morning to panoramic views of the blue Pacific, as well as the mountains of Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Mauna Kea. Imagine watching whales play along the coast in the wintertime, and taking just a short drive down the coast to a range of fabulous Kohala beaches. Imagine staying at one of our fabulous Kohala Coast vacation homes!
Kohala Ranch is a gated luxury community of homes, with every care taken to preserve residents’ incredible coastline views. With underground utilities, careful landscaping, and building regulations, every home has a gorgeous view of the beautiful Kohala Coast. You’ll enjoy unparalleled luxury in your rental, and unparalleled access to great Kohala beaches (since you’re so close, you can go early in the morning, when the beach is best!).
Kohala Ranch stretches from Akoni Pule highway along the coast to the Kohala mountain road up above, so you can get in and out either way. Whichever drive you choose, your closest groceries and services will be in Waimea or Waikoloa. There are a few great restaurants in Kawaihae, and even a spot for live music and dancing.
Chances are, if you stay here, you’ll want to spend a good portion of your days on the beach. There are several nice ones to choose from, just a few miles south along the Kohala Coast: Hāpuna, Kaunaʻoa (at Mauna Kea Resort), and ʻAnaehoʻomalu, to name a few. There are also many opportunities for beach rentals and whale watching boats available at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.
Things to Do Around Kohala Ranch
World-class golf courses are within easy reach from your vacation rental at Kohala Ranch. The Big Island’s rugged beauty comes together to offer an unforgettable backdrop for golfing in paradise. Pristine ocean views, mountain vistas, and lush greenery surround as you enjoy a day on the green near Kohala Ranch. Perfect your swing on the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Mauna Kea Golf Course, which boasts sweeping ocean views and an unforgettable over the ocean hole. The adjacent Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay designed Hapuna Golf Course also offers impeccable views, featuring ocean views from every hole. It will be hard to top your golf experience after playing along the Big Island’s stunning Kohala Coast!
If you choose to spend a day adventuring to the north instead, of lingering at the beach or on the golf course, beautiful scenery and charming towns await. As you drive from the Kohala Coast to North Kohala, the scenery visibly changes from the lava landscapes to which you’ve become accustomed to the lush green pastures of the north. Along the Big Island’s northwestern coastline, you’ll find the cute, artsy towns of Hāwī and Kapaʻau; enjoy the great treasures to be hunted for in galleries there, as well as excellent locally-grown cuisine in the restaurants. Visit the original Kamehameha statue in Kapaʻau on your way to the lookout at Pololū Valley, which awaits at the end of the road. You can literally go no further than the Pololū Valley Lookout, as the next portion of the Big Island’s northern coastline is inaccessible by vehicle due to the sheer cliffs that stretch across to the Waipio Valley. The views at this lookout are well worth the drive. Small offshore islands dot the deep blue waters, and the cliffs of the Pololū Valley descend dramatically to meet at a black sand beach far below. If you want to experience the beach firsthand, it is possible to hike to the valley floor, although due to strong currents, the beach is better left for exploring and view gazing rather than swimming.
So what are you waiting for? Browse our Kohala Ranch rentals and start imagining the possibilities! Kohala Ranch: unparalleled views, luxury, and an ideal location for your great Kohala Coast vacation!
Book one of our Kohala luxury vacation rentals here 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 to make your vacation rental booking and to get started on planning your ideal Hawaiian getaway!