Hale Nana Kohola


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Puako Private Home Rental Description

Tax ID# TA-003-387-3920-01

Hale Nana Kohola, Whale Watch House, is a 4500 sq.ft. architectural masterpiece on the beach in beautiful Puako. Kayaking and snorkeling only steps away in pristine clear coral reefs where Humpback whales come to breed from January to April and the sea turtles reside year round.

This home offers 2 master suites, 2 guest bedrooms with their own baths, a media room with a bath, an open living, dining and gourmet kitchen area with cathedral ceilings that opens to a huge covered lanai adjacent to the 46' 360 degree infinity pool.

Each bedroom, including the living and media rooms, has a large flat screen TV (6 total) complete with an advanced audio system that can accept individual IPOD music selections. (bring your IPOD!)

Both master suites are complete with two lavatories, tub, shower, separate toilet rooms with bidets and large walk-in closets.

Great care was taken with the landscape, creating a beautiful palm tree oasis including a hammock stretched between two palms on the ocean side. This home is one of the few in Puako with a sandy beach right in front.

This gorgeously designed home is topped off with a 3rd story whale watch retreat that offers 360 degree views across the land and ocean from the sunrise over Mauna Kea to the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

Features and Amenities


Beach: BeachfrontGolf: 10 min drive to Golf


4 Bedroom Private Home5 full bathrooms
1 half bathroomOcean View
A/C in 5 roomsNumber of Floors: 3
Outdoor FurnitureLinens
DeckCeiling Fans


2 king beds2 queen beds

On-Site Facilities

Private PoolBath Tub


Gourmet KitchenMicrowave
Ice MakerDishwasher


High Speed Internet AccessPrinter
Wireless InternetComputer


Satellite/Cable TelevisionHi Def Television
StereoMovie Library


Local Calls IncludedTelephone








Maximum Occupancy: 8 peopleMaximum Cars Allowed on Property: 3 cars
4500 sq ft3rd story whale watch retreat
3 Kayaks and some snorkel gear 


$3,400 - $5,700 per night. 30% down to hold a reservation. Balance due 60 days before check-in. $5,000.00 security deposit. $850.00 cleaning fee. 4% processing fee. Listed rates do not include tax. Holiday and peak season rates and required length of stay may be different than quoted above. Credit cards, cash, checks and wire transfers accepted. Minimum night stay varies amongst the various rental units. Many rentals have 30-night minimums.Permit # TA-003-387-3920-01


  • Our special Puako vacation Quite possibly the best vacation I've ever had. We are frequent visitors of the Hawaiian islands but never had accommodations quite like this. The pictures on the website did not embellish the home but accurately depicted the vacation rental. We were there for an anniversary celebration and we had our children and grandchildren there and it easily fit our needs. We all agreed that Puako had that "old Hawaii feel" which was unique to the other islands. The owner provided us with paddle boards, kayaks and other ocean related equipment which was greatly appreciated. Would definitely recommend to friends or relatives.


Comment by Owner/Manager:

It is so wonderful that the family can all get together and we really like to hear you've had a the best vacation ever. Your family is welcome back anytime, many Mahalos

  • The Quintessential Hawaiian Experience This was our second stay here. We loved it so much we had to come back. After traveling to many dreamy destinations we have decided we just adore Hawaii. We have been to all of the islands but the big island is our favorite and I think this house is the reason. We were here 5 years ago and were pleased to discover that this visit the house and grounds were just as meticulously clean and maintained as our first time here. I don't think the photos and description can accurately capture the awe-inspiring beauty of this luxurious home. I understand the owners designed this house and that it has been featured in Architectural Digest. It is spacious and beautifully decorated with Hawaiian touches everywhere. There is nothing like waking in a master suite to the sound and beauty of the pacific. This time we snorkeled in the very private lagoon and saw gorgeous unique fish not to mention the 5+ sea turtles who sunned and swam with us. I would definitely recommend the luau at the Mauna Kea. Gorgeous setting with delicious food and the story of the luau told through the beautiful Hawaiian music and dance. It was a smaller group as well so every seat had a great view. For a truly unique dining experience the Blue Dragon is a must. Amazing food. Both of these places are a 10 minute drive from the house. I can't wait to go back to Puako and this house. The owners are extremely easy to work with and their goal is to exceed your expectations. They have certainly done that for us, we are planning our family reunion here! :)


  • This was my 2nd stay at this home, and we are already booked for our 3rd. It is perfection! The location, the infinity pool, the outdoor hot shower, the 4 gorgeous bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, the fabulous music selection and speakers throughout the house, the "they've thought of everything" kitchen, and the insanely fabulous adjustable lighting - oh, and the views - spectacular! All of that and then the hard to explain pure MAGIC of the house itself. The design is 1000 on a scale of 1-10. I don't know the owners personally, but I am in awe of them for designing the perfect home...stunning to look at and practical in every way. Even the few hours that I had to work were made bearable by having easy to access internet, and views over the living room and out to the pool and the ocean. Speaking of ocean...we were in it every day, because the house comes with 3 awesome kayaks, and 4 paddle boards, and a phenomenal selection of snorkel equipment. Turtles aren't just in brochures either, they are everywhere, and beyond the tide pools is some of the best snorkeling in the world. When we weren't in the water, or in the stunning living room, or taking an afternoon nap in the fabulously air conditioned bedrooms (yes, it IS nice to have air conditioning available if you want it), we were busy feeling like locals - using the great bikes to pop down to the Puako market, where you feel welcome after your first visit. ISLAND GOURMET grocery store is very convenient too, just down at the QUEEN's SHOPS-hard to explain, but Hale Nana Kohala is easy access to everything, yet feels remote and private while you are in it. This review would not be complete without mentioning the pre-arrival. Jodi is AMAZING! She feels like a best friend before you arrive, and will do as little or as much as you like to advance your stay. She will stock the house with the hardest to find of items, or will open up the house, and let you feel like you are arriving at "your" own place. She is anticipatory, informational, and always only a call or just an email away. She masterfully schedules regular maintenance, lawn & housekeeping around your schedule, so that your privacy is never intruded upon. In closing,I hesitated to write this review, because I didn't want too many people to find this gem, but that wouldn't be fair. The world would be a better place if more people got to experience this kind of a "hopefully not once in a lifetime" kind of magic! THANK YOU!!


Comment by Owner/Manager:

Mahalo for the great review. Our manager and my wife and I look very forward to you coming back next year. We will keep the tiki torch on, aloha until the next October.


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