Hale Nana Kohola or Whale Watch House

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  •  Type: House
  •  Beds: 4
  •  Baths: 5.5
  •  Sleeps: 10


Hale Nana Kohola (Whale Watch House) Located in the heart of Puako, offers a tropical retreat that showcases the best of Hawaii and is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. Escape to the sunny Kohala Coast on the Island of Hawaii. Hawaii's perfect year-round weather allows for your endless summer. Puako is one of the sunniest spots in all Hawaii. This tropical paradise meets the blue Pacific ocean. Hale Nana Kohola frames Haleakala, Maui's highest peak directly from the gorgeous lanais across the reflective HEATED infinity swimming pool.
Hale Nana Kohola is located  on one of the most unique spots in all of Hawaii!!  Puako is a quiet cul-de-sac street about 3 miles long.  Puako is only one of two beachfront communities on a not a through street in all of Hawaii.  Puako Beach has an old Hawaiian ambiance.  Our entire community is a tropical paradise with only one access. There is only a handful of true beachfront vacation rentals in Puako Beach and Hale Nana Kohola ( the whale watch house) is one of the few. 
Swim in the 360° infinity salt water heated pool while overlooking the gorgeous lava and coral reef  a few feet away.
We offer kayaking, snorkeling and stand-up paddling just steps from the lanai. All of the equipment is provided when you stay at our luxury vacation home! 
You feel thoroughly at home, and completely at your best with every imaginable amenity. Designed to inspire, its beauty and connects you with the surrounding environment.
'Hale Nana Kohola' (the Whale watch House) is over 7000 sq ft under roof of architectural masterpiece on the beach in beautiful Puako. Several lanais to lounge around on when you're not at the beach.  Kayaking and snorkeling only steps away in pristine clear coral reefs where Humpback whales come to breed.
Our 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, the living and media room, each have a large flat screen TV complete with an advanced audio system that can accept individual IPOD music selections. (Bring your IPOD!) Great care was taken with the landscape, creating a beautiful palm tree oasis on the ocean side. This gorgeously designed home is topped off with a 3rd story 'whale watch' retreat that offers 360 degree view.
The swimming pool has direct access from the first floor. For children are not water safe it is recommended that they wear a life vest when in the vicinity of the pool.
Hale Nana Kohola has hosted numerous birthday, anniversary and other family reunions for the past 10 years. Our house is constantly being upgraded and is in pristine condition. The Hawaiian Polynesian design has a couple of thousand square feet of lanais for amazing indoor and outdoor living.
Our media room is equipped with luxury chairs and a full bath for ‘overflow’ guests. There is also a Queen Murphy bed in the media room, which converts to the fifth bedroom.
Great care has been taken with the landscape of our beach house vacation rental, creating a beautiful Hawaiian oasis including a hammock stretched between two palms ocean side. This home is one of the few in Puako with a sandy beach right in front complete with the protected ‘lava reef pools’ for your little ones. The ancient Hawaiians have named one of the pools in front of Hale Nana Kohola the “Queens Bath”.
This gorgeously designed luxury vacation rental 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. One of the rituals at Hale Nana Kohola is watching the sunset from the chairs on the beach. And amazing sunsets they are!.
Enjoy the coral reefs where Humpback whales come to breed  and give birth, from December to April. The sea turtles reside year round.                 
This property is compliant with Hawaii State Legislation (HB2078) for vacation rental accommodation Hawaii Tax TA-003-387-3920-01 And general excise tax GE-003-387-3920-01.
Registration Number: TA-003-387-3920-01, GE-003-387-3920-01.

Owner info


Jane is an artist and a designer and Ron is a contractor. They both have teamed up over the last forty years to build homes with balance and flow that they and visitors can enjoy. It is like creating a feeling that is appealing to the senses. Over the years with Janes visions and Rons construction ability and help from various architects, several of their homes have been awarded; have been in charity events for architectural walks and in publications.
Ronald Jenny purchased this House in 2007
Why Ronald Jenny chose Puako
When we found Puako we felt we were home. It reminded us of old Hawaii, a sleepy little street running along the Beautiful Kahoka Coast. It was not our intent while building to use it as a vacation rental. It just happened and we have been very fortunate to share this paradise with others.
What makes this House unique
No need to make arrangements and rent kayaks, stand up boards, swimming gear, beach chairs and other nominally not supplied amenities. Hale Nana Kohola Will save you hundreds of dollars in rental expenses and inconvenience supplying all necessary equipment. There are also many amenities in the house such as bicycle cruisers and of course high-speed Wi-Fi. There are many options of free movies and the sound system due out to play your favorite music. The swimming pool is a heated saltwater pool which normally does not irritate your eyes such as chlorinated pools. There is also a workout equipment on the upper floor to be able to watch the ocean and get some exercise.

Terms & Conditions

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

Price Details

Dates Nightly Weekly Monthly
7 June 2021 - 7 September 2021
(7 Min stay)
8 September 2021 - 14 November 2021
(7 Min stay)
15 November 2021 - 30 November 2021
(7 Min stay)
1 December 2021 - 18 December 2021
(7 Min stay)
19 December 2021 - 3 January 2022
(7 Min stay)

Additional Rate details

Pet Fee : $100 
Cleaning Fee : $850
Tax Rate : 14.962%
Property Damage Protection : $5000
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM




Guest Reviews

Great home! Didnt want to leave :-)

My wife and I stayed for a week and really loved the property. Having both the pool and direct beach access was amazing and something we took advantage of daily. We will be returning.

A beautiful , unique property

A very comfortable home in a unique and beautiful spot . Great pool , great access to the ocean , perfect for young children . The home occupies a spot near the best beaches and several major resorts , but on a quiet street . The best of both worlds . We loved our stay .

Breathtaking property, amazing owner and property manager.

This home was everything I had hoped for and more. This was a surprise for my family and we were all surprised by how absolutely beautiful the home and property truly are. I wanted a place for us to spend quality time together while enjoying Hawaii. This home has everything you can ask for. We loved our trip and everything the Big Island has to offer but honestly we could have used more time to spend at the home. The owner has thought of everything. My family ranged from 13 years old to 89 years old and everyone had a hard time leaving. Sitting outside watching the sunset every night was the perfect ending to the day. This made our trip really feel like we had spent our time in paradise. The owner and staff were wonderful to work with and always answered any and all questions as quickly as possible. My family and I would recommend staying at this home to anyone and hopefully one day we will be fortunate enough to stay here again. Thank you for sharing your perfect Big Island home with us. Tammy A.

Fantastic House!!!! & Setting!!

This is a Dream Home!!! We had a group of 12, children ranged from 19 to 2. This place had something for everyone, from grandparents to 2 years old! The home is so well designed that there is plenty of room for family togetherness, yet serenity & privacy also!! We made lots of use of water shoes, snorkeling gear, paddle boards & kayaks. One of the bikes does need new gears, however, We ate in a lot & the fabulous kitchen & BBQ were put to good use. This provided a wonderful lifetime memory!! Can\'t wait to repeat this experience. Thank you for the opportunity!


The house is spectacular. Ron has thought of everything. Fantastic location on a charming little road a couple of miles and sandwiched between two large resort type areas. We had 2 families with 5 kids total and everyone loved everything about the place. Pool area is gorgeous. Beach is a blast. Beds are super nice. Kitchen is huge. I\'m not sure what more to say other than book this house and you will be a very happy person. Thanks Ron! We will be back!