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Property Details

Updated: Jan 10, 2015
2 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 2-4)

Watch the sun dip toward the sea painting the skies with orange, pink, red, violet, lavender, and blue, while you are relaxing in an Indonesian sling-back chair on the lanai. Soothing breezes fan the trees sending up scents of plumeria. Soon the evening stars appear and the surf is heard above the hush that follows the setting of the sun. Night has fallen and the coastline is now dotted with lights.

Tomorrow perhaps you will go to the beach a couple of streets below and play in the tidal pools. Or hike along the coast and investigate a cinder cone. Watch whales and dolphins swim by. Or maybe you will go sightseeing or snorkeling and be with the turtles and multi-colored fish. Perhaps you will just stay and read. Or study the original artwork by local and international artists displayed within the house.

For dinner, you might decide to go to one of the restaurants in a nearby town or venture to Kailua for more choices and a little nightlife; although it would be lovely to stay and eat in. The kitchen is well equipped to handle simple to gourmet preparations. Enjoy the dining set made from three hundred year-old roots from a jungle in Thailand. Afterward, sink into one of the sofas and feel the inviting softness of the hand-knotted rug from Tibet under your bare feet. Select a movie to watch from the DVD collection in the teak armoire. Or listen to music played on a high quality stereo/CD player.

Then slip into the cool, comfortable bed and let the sound of the surf and the night wind be your lullaby.

If you can imagine yourself in this peaceful setting, then Hale Mele Kohola is for you.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

While we were in college we would take day trips either to Shenandoah in Virginia or to Sugarloaf Mountains in Maryland. At other times we would go to Ocean City. We would talk about how wonderful it would be to live in a place where both features existed side by side. When we came to Hawaii we saw that this dream could come true. Our children agreed as they also love the mountains and the sea. Buying an island home to where we could come for rejuvenation has been one of the best decisions of our life.

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26 Reviews

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A Cozy Private Home with Beautiful Coastline Views
- (330) 257-8814
Captain Cook Kona Coast
johnstown ,pa

artistically decorated and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5
This lovely cottage was comfort and beauty. our party of four arrived late at night and felt a little timid traveling down the hill and finding the home, beware little lighting along the road. But the home upon arrival was great. so prettily decorated with the artistry and furniture, this home is a home away from home. Although we didn't hear the whale song nor see any dolphins, we enjoyed a daily breakfast on the lanai overlooking that spectacular ocean view. This home is well equipped with bathroom toiletries and kitchen condiments. The furniture was oh so comfy. We were 4 55 years and older travelers who enjoyed the black sand beach down the road from us, it was almost a private beach. We were near enough to Kona to find the beer brewery company there and enjoyed the tour and pizza. This home is a welcome beacon to travelers, down to the fresh fruit, coffee and lovely flower arrangement on the lanai.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing pleases us more than to have our guests enjoying their stay at Hale Mele Kohola, their home away from home. Mahalo nui loa for choosing our island home for your holiday. We look forward to your return. Perhaps, you might even hear the whales singing and see them from the lanai!
A Cozy Private Home with Beautiful Coastline Views
- (330) 257-8814
Captain Cook Kona Coast

Our second stay at Hale Mele Kohola

  • 5 of 5
Returning with our grown children a year after our first stay was a delight. I "echo" the previous reviewers superlatives. The view from the deck is wonderful and the home interior is tastefully done and comfortable. Take a walk on the "Kings Highway" trail south of the beach if you want exercise, grand views and solitude (wear tennis shoes!).
We were lucky to see a dozen spinner dolphins when we snorkeled in the bay next to Place of Refuge. This bay also has amazing coral heads and plentiful fish. There is a wonderful, non profit, botanical garden between Place of Refuge and Kealakekua Bay called Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary that is worth visiting.
Thank you for the coffee, fruit and a wonderful stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always our pleasure when guests enjoy their stay at Hale Mele Kohola, our island home, and we take it as a great compliment when guests choose to return. Mahalo nui loa for coming back and we look forward to your return.
A Cozy Private Home with Beautiful Coastline Views
- (330) 257-8814
Captain Cook Kona Coast
Wausau, WI

Wow! Aloha Kona Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5
A week was not long enough!! We picked up our rental car & headed 45 minutes south (instructions from Owner so precise!). The complimentary fresh fruit plate & Kona coffee were a real treat! The beds were so very comfortable. Ceiling fans in every room keeps the home cool! The living area was very comfortable & plenty of room to never feel crowded. The 2 bathrooms stocked with body wash & shampoo, so you can travel light! The kitchen was an amazing surprise, everything we needed plus spices! The chilled , filtered water perfect for our day trips (bring along refillable bottles). We enjoyed eating outside on the lanai as well as the one of a kind dining inside! Chose this vacation home with confidence! There is a (feels private) public "pebble beach" down the street with terrific snorkeling & swimming. We had calm summer seas! Many mornings we were the only ones on the beach (thank you for the chairs & umbrellas)! The complimentary laundry facility such a perk! This home has everything to make you feel at home, but lounging on the lanai with full ocean views & island breezes and you know you are far from home!! The Big Island has so much to offer, don't think you can see it all in one trip! Our helicopter tour with Safari Tours was a hi-light as were Two Step snorkeling, the local fresh fruit/apple bananas, Mac nuts & Kona coffee, and the variety of different beaches nearby. Coming back will be an easy decision!! Our time spent with our family was priceless, such great memories! We admit, we wimped out and left our car parked at the bottom of the driveway & walked up! We didn't mind, needed to walk off all the good meals!! Thank you for the many recommendations! We picked some fresh limes, (thank you!) and enjoyed the beautiful flowers around the property. Thank you for sharing your home with us! Our family of 4 left relaxed & looking forward to planning our return trip! From all of us - MAHALO!!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hale Mele Kohola. It is our goal to make our island home as comfortable as possible so that you will feel that it is your home away from home. Mahalo nui loa for choosing to stay at Hale Mele Kohola, our island home. We look forward to your return.
A Cozy Private Home with Beautiful Coastline Views
- (330) 257-8814
Captain Cook Kona Coast

A charming home with a fabulous view!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here at the end of Jan. 2014. The house is beautiful, with comfortable furniture, and an incredible view of the ocean. There is one caution, be prepared for a lot of steps leading up to the entry doors. The owner is a delightful woman who will send you loads of helpful information, and the local caretaker is equally delightful. You'll find the caretaker's Kona coffee waiting for you, a platter of local fruit, and fruit trees from which you can pick more. I will definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Your comment about the stairs made me smile and brought to mind the first time we climbed up those very same steps and wondered how many more there might be. At the top we were rewarded with a view that took our breath away! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you will return. We look forward to that day. Mahalo nui loa for choosing our island home for your holiday.
A Cozy Private Home with Beautiful Coastline Views
- (330) 257-8814
Captain Cook Kona Coast

Perfect Vacation Home for Family of Four

  • 5 of 5
Just returned refreshed and renewed after a week at this beautiful home. Whether you want to simply stay put and enjoy the stunning views from the lanai or use it as an excellent base to explore the Southern part of Hawaii, especially the Volcanoes National Park, it checks all the boxes: stunning 180 sea views, clean and comfortable, well equipped (esp the kitchen), artistically inspiring and great layout. The owner, Nanette, is a sweetheart and was a font of knowledge about the local amenities. She helped make us feel like locals, even though it was our first time to the island. I recommend this home wholeheartedly, with the small caveat that the access road to the house is very steep and not for the faint of heart.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing makes us feel better than to know that our guests enjoyed being in our island home and felt at ease exploring the Big Island. Mahalo nui loa for making Hale Mele Kohola a part of your Hawai'ian holiday memories. We look forward to your return!
A Cozy Private Home with Beautiful Coastline Views
- (330) 257-8814
Captain Cook Kona Coast
Boulder, CO

Very comfortable, great view, and well equipped

  • 5 of 5
Nanette's home was perfect. It's easy to get to and very close to the best snorkeling on the island - Two Step. We appreciated the chairs, umbrellas, and snorkeling fins. The classic films entertained us every night. The home is very well equipped. I'd recommend the house to anyone wanting a private home in the Captain Cook area.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway


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From the Owner

While in the military, we lived on Oahu for three very short years, then our tour was up and had to go to the next station. Before we left, we did have a chance to visit the Big Island. We had heard that it got cold in Volcano and that the mountains would be snow capped in winter. We were intrigued so we went for a weekend and sure enough, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa had snow on their peaks! In the morning there was frost on the windows. There are sixteen micro-climates in the world and fourteen are on the Big Island; is that not astounding? You can go from alpine to semi-arid in a matter of a few hours! We fell in love with the Big Island and secretly wished that someday we would return. We liked its slower pace of life. We go on holiday to get away from it all and we can do that here. When we look at the sweeping views of the coastline and the beautiful sunsets and the way the moon shimmers in the water; the schools of dolphins and pods of whales that swim by - all from the vantage point of our lanai, we know that we made the correct decision to buy a vacation rental here.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Dec 1 2015 - Jan 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


Weekly and monthly rates are available for LOW-SEASON ONLY - please, inquire for details.
For returning guests: 8th night free when booking for 7 nights (low season only).
HI Tax License: W30163242-02


From the Owner

Hale Mele Kohola offers you all the comforts of your own home, and more!

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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