Mele Kohala

Waimea, Big Island


MELE KOHALA, which means Song of Kohala, is an 8,000 square foot "kama'aina ohana hale" (native island family home) situated on the lower slope of the gated community known as Kohala Ranch. With a spectacular 180-degree view encompassing the three sacred volcanoes of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalae juxtaposed behind the sparkling sapphire sea of the Kona Coast, this jewel of a home is a destination with a unique and beloved sense of place. Situated ideally between the world famous beaches and resorts of the Gold Coast and the Paniolo (Cowboy) 2,500 foot-high town of Waimea, this elegant and comfortably furnished six-bedroom/6.5 bath home offers peace, relaxation and all the luxurious amenities you would expect from a Five Star private resort. The driveway and formal entrance are thickly planted in native vegetation, creating a setting of complete privacy from all neighboring homes and welcoming each guest with an authentic spirit of Aloha: "E Komo Mai me ke Aloha."

Walking through the front doors feels like stepping into your own boutique resort with twenty foot ceilings and high-end designer interior spaces along with a first-class and unique cosmopolitan and island art collection. Create memorable meals in the brand new gourmet island-styled kitchen which is fully open to the great room for easy dining and afternoon lounging. Two Sub Zero Refrigerators, 6 burner Wolf range/oven and 2 dishwashers lend to the luxury of this chef-styled kitchen. Air-conditioning of the common areas can be included for an additional fee. This 90's island-style commodious Mediterranean villa offers six spacious individually decorated bedrooms, including two stunning large master suites with private jacuzzi's, a perfect setup for extended family and guests or two couples with guests. Each bedroom features air conditioning (included in rental for sleeping hours), TV with digital cable and a en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower and hair-dryer. 12 person limit, two per room, 2 King-size beds and 4 queens.

There are wonderful amenities found on this property, starting with the azure blue tiled 60-foot saline solar heated pool with unparalleled 180-degree views of ocean and mountains. Watch the sky explode with the colors of a Hawaiian sunset as you ease into the midnight blue tiled in-ground hot tub.* The terrace below the pool is a citrus groove with a full bocce ball court and below that is a formal plumeria tree hedge surrounding your own private tennis court which is lit if you prefer to play in the evenings. Light the barbecue or EVO grill and prepare for the toughest decision of your vacation: whether to dine under the stars on the pool terrace with myriad choices of intimate dining settings or inside at the elegant hand-honed cypress wood dining table which comfortably seats 12.

NOTE: Families who wish to book Mele Kohala are cautioned that the home is not child-proofed - and the pool and hot tub are not fenced or cordoned off from any of the living areas. Those planning to book with children who do not know how to swim, guests may be asked to sign a waiver releasing Mele Kohala LLC of any liability.


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Babies welcome
Children welcome
Toddlers welcome
Pets welcome


12 people
6 bedrooms

Bathroom facilities

7 bathrooms


Home cinema system
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Secure parking


Coffee machine
Iron and ironing board
Music player
Satellite or cable
Washing machine
Built-in fans
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The following additional costs apply, please speak to a Travel Advisor for more details.

14.666% Tax (not included in rates)

$750 Service Charge

$5000 Security Deposit


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