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Choosing a Waikoloa Beach Resort House Rental

March 15th, 2014

While the Waikoloa Beach Resort boasts over 1000 vacation rental condos and villas, it only offer few luxury oceanfront luxury home rentals.  These homes can offer perfect vacation spots for anyone from the distinguished traveler to someone just looking for enough space to accommodate their family in one location.

Only two of the communities in Waikoloa Beach Resort offer private homes, Kolea and Naupaka Place.  While Kolea is home to over 100 vacation condo rentals, it also has 16 lots.  As of 2014, over half of these lots have been developed on and only few are vacation rentals.  Naupaka Place is a luxury community with only private homes.  As of 2014, there is one private home and it is a vacation rental.

All of the Kolea vacation home rentals are 5 bedrooms with ocean views.  The prices vary based on location, view, and size.  The Kolea House of Tranquility offers a spectacular view over the fishponds of the beach at A’Bay and the ocean.  This house offers each beach access as well as offers easy access to the Kolea Beach Club next door.  Hale Kolea is one of the larger homes with 3 master bedrooms.  It is set back a little further from the ocean, but offers a peaceful panoramic ocean view.  The 5 bedroom house at Kolea is great for families.  It is a little smaller than the others, but offers a nice lawn area in the back that is great for children.

The Pacific Sunset Villa at Naupaka Place is nothing short of spectacular.  This state of the art home is located as close to the ocean as one could desire.  In the winter months you have the sounds of the waves crashing just in front of the home as well as beautiful sites of the whales.  This 4 bedroom home has been thoroughly finished and offers smart home technology as well as a private theater room.

While you can not go wrong with any of these homes, feel free to contact Waikoloa Vacation Rentals at (808) 987-4519 if you have any questions about choosing the perfect place for your upcoming vacation to Waikoloa Beach Resort on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii!

Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort Market Update

May 4th, 2013

Recently we wrote a blog about how the tourism industry in Hawaii experienced nice growth in the first quarter of 2013 and more specifically the vacation rental industry.  At Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort, where we manage the largest percentage of vacation rentals we experienced even better growth.   While the vacation rental industry as a whole in Hawaii has experienced a significant growth in occupancy, it has not experienced that significant of a growth in rate.  Kolea saw growth in both areas.

With Kolea offering a variety of vacation rentals, they all saw a fair growth.  The larger 3 bedroom oceanfront villas saw the largest growth in occupancy.  The two bedroom villas saw a growth that was just slightly less than that of the larger villas.

Two factors help contribute to the growth in average rate.  With the increase in occupancy of the larger villas being greater than that of the smaller villas, it naturally raised the average nightly rate slightly.  Across the board, all villas experienced over a 7% increase in the average nightly rate.  Combined the average nightly rate at Kolea increased over 10%.

With April 2013 already being significantly better than April 2012, it appears Kolea should continue to have success throughout 2013.

Hawaii Vacation Rental Market Update ~ 2013

May 4th, 2013

The first quarter of 2013 has been very promising for the tourism industry in Hawaii. With almost all aspects of the industry growing from 2012 it appears 2013 will be an excellent year for the vacation rental industry in Hawaii.

Each island specifically enjoyed growth.  Of the more popular islands, Oahu enjoyed the largest growth in visitors with an increase in visitors of 7%.  The Maui had the smallest growth of 6%.  All the islands seem to fair pretty.  Within 1% of each other, all the islands fared relatively the same.

As the vacation rental industry continues to grow in popularity nationally, vacation rentals were once again the sector that experienced the largest growth of all the accommodation types.  With a 7.2% growth, it fared over 1% better than the hotels did for the first quarter of 2013.

With spending up and the popularity of vacation rentals increasing, luxury vacation rental complexes such as Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii are seeing significant increases in demand and rates.  Looking into the second quarter of 2013 better increases are expected for the vacation rental industry in Hawaii.

Waikoloa Vacation Rentals Welcomes Pacific Sunset Villa

March 19th, 2013

Recently we had to opportunity to add one of the most spectacular homes on the Kohala Coast to our vacation rental program.  This home offers rare oceanfront luxury and is comfortably furnished for the most discerning traveler.

Located at Naupaka Place between Kolea at Waikoloa Beach and the Hilton Waikoloa, this home offers easy access to many amenities of the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  Just a short walk down the oceanfront path off the backyard area is the Hilton Waikoloa.  Here guests of Waikoloa Vacation Rentals have access to the popular pools, slides, grotto, and much more.  Within 1/2 mile are the Kings Shops and Queens Shops, which offer ample shopping and dining.

Just off the entrance of the house is a large great room with spectacular views.  Here there is plenty of space for everyone.  There is a nice sofa and chair for lounging facing the ocean, a dining area for eight, an entertainment area with a wall mounted LCD television, and a large state of the art kitchen.  With a click of a button the large pocket doors can be opened to bring in the view and the sounds of the tropics.

This home also offers a private movie theater with six comfortable reclining chairs facing a big screen LCD television with surround sound.

The bedrooms have been nicely furnished and all have a LCD television and private bathroom.  The two master suites offers views of the ocean.

View more information on Pacfic Sunset Villa

2012 Holiday Events at Waikoloa Beach Resort

December 17th, 2012

As both Christmas and the New Year get closer, there are a number of activities for adults and families at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

For children of all ages, the Queens’ Marketplace offers pictures with Santa Monday – Friday Dec. 17 – 21, from 4 – 7 pm and Saturday & Sunday Dec. 22 & 23, from noon-2pm & 5-7pm. Bring your camera to capture the magical moments and share the experience with the entire family.

The Festival of Lights, a spectacular display of over 10,000 dancing lights set to holiday music, is available through December 31st at the Kings’ Shops. There are shows at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm daily.

Rob Decker performs a free show on the 17th at the Kings’ shops at 7pm and on the 18th join John Keawe, grammy award winning Hawaiian slack-key guitar artist, at 7pm as well.

On the 19th, join Aulani’s Hula Halau for Polynesian dancing at its best. This complimentary performance begins at 6:30pm at the Queens’ Shops and is great for all ages. At the Kings’ Shops at 7pm, meet island musicians and enjoy both traditional and contemporary island flavor.

On the 20th, experience a complimentary guided petroglyph tour and learn some local history. Meet at the center stage of the King’s Shops at 9:30am. Be sure to wear proper footwear as the trails can be uneven and rough in some cases. Hats and water are recommended. At 7pm, join Laulima for musical entertainment at the King’s Shops.

On the 21st, the petroglyph tour is also available with the same details as above. For something out of the ordinary, learn how to make an Ipu from a Hawaiian gourd at 4pm followed by hula lessons at 5pm. Both of these activities are at the Queens’ Shops.

On the 22nd, join Lava Lava Beach Club for complimentary entertainment from 5-9pm just at the end of the A’Bay Beach. As they say, “come get some sand between your toes” and enjoy the entertainment, food and drinks of this local favorite.

On Sunday December 23rd, come see the Great Barusky Holiday Magic Show. The event begins at 7pm at the Kings’ shops. This will be great complimentary entertainment for the little magicians in your family.

On December 24th, Lava Lava Beach club is hosting a Christmas Eve dinner, serving both from their new menu and select holiday meals. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott is also offering a Christmas Eve buffet from 5-9:30pm. Reservations are recommended. Call 808.886.8111 or guests of Waikoloa Vacation rentals can email concierge@waikoloavacationrentals.com for additional information.

On Christmas, Lava Lava Beach Club is hosting another holiday meal while the Hilton Waikoloa Village is offering a very special dinner with live entertainment and complimentary parking. Reservations are required. Call 808.886.8111 or guests of Waikoloa Vacation Rentals can email concierge@waikoloavacationrentals.com for additional information.

On December 31st, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott is offering a New Year’s Eve dinner with many special selections. The Hilton Waikoloa Village is also hosting a party with food and entertainment in their Monarchy Grand Ballroom from 7-12:30pm. Join John Keawe and the Johnny Shot Band for their impressive musical styling’s throughout the evening. For reservations call 808.886.8111 or guests of Waikoloa Vacation Rentals can email concierge@waikoloavacationrentals.com for additional information.

Though we have listed many of the highlights, there are a number of other events happening every day into January of 2013. For additional information, call 1-877-WAIKOLOA or guests of Waikoloa Vacation Rentals may email concierge@waikoloavacationrentals.com for additional information.

Waikoloa Vacation Rentals wishes you and your family the very best for this holiday season and beyond.

Waikoloa Grill and Bar at Waikoloa Beach Resort

September 17th, 2012

Waikoloa Grill’n Bar is located just off Waikoloa Beach Drive on Keana Place between the Waikoloa Beach Marriott and the Hilton Waikoloa Village. This relaxed and comfortable local favorite serves up great food every day of the week. With a new culinary team, redesigned menu, fully air conditioned dining area, and a convenient location on the Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa Grill’n Bar will certainly add to your all day dining experience.

Waikoloa Grill’n Bar offers amenities such as a full service bar with beer, wine, mai tais, mojitos, margaritas, tropical drinks, and more. Both keiki and Japanese menus are available along with special event hosting and catering, menu selections for all appetites, convenient parking, and Waikoloa Beach Resort shuttle service both to and from the restaurant.

Get out of the elements, watch the golfers go by, take in views of Mauna Kea, and enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner at Waikoloa Grill’n Bar. Their culinary team presents an exciting new menu with fresh flavors from land and sea, offering diners fresh, lighter, healthier choices at reasonable prices. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

Come enjoy this unique resort dining experience with the whole family for lunch, dinner, or pupus. Waikoloa Grill’n Bar offers happy hour Monday – Saturday from 3:30-5:30pm and Sundays from 11:30-5:30pm. Happy hour includes a complimentary appetizer!

Waikoloa Grill’n Bar can be contacted at (808) 886-8797.

Waikoloa Grill and Bar at Waikoloa Beach Resort

September 17th, 2012

Waikoloa Grill’n Bar is located just off Waikoloa Beach Drive on Keana Place between the Waikoloa Beach Marriott and the Hilton Waikoloa Village. This relaxed and comfortable local favorite serves up great food every day of the week. With a new culinary team, redesigned menu, fully air conditioned dining area, and a convenient location on the Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa Grill’n Bar will certainly add to your all day dining experience.

Waikoloa Grill’n Bar offers amenities such as a full service bar with beer, wine, mai tais, mojitos, margaritas, tropical drinks, and more. Both keiki and Japanese menus are available along with special event hosting and catering, menu selections for all appetites, convenient parking, and Waikoloa Beach Resort shuttle service both to and from the restaurant.

Get out of the elements, watch the golfers go by, take in views of Mauna Kea, and enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner at Waikoloa Grill’n Bar. Their culinary team presents an exciting new menu with fresh flavors from land and sea, offering diners fresh, lighter, healthier choices at reasonable prices. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.

Come enjoy this unique resort dining experience with the whole family for lunch, dinner, or pupus. Waikoloa Grill’n Bar offers happy hour Monday – Saturday from 3:30-5:30pm and Sundays from 11:30-5:30pm. Happy hour includes a complimentary appetizer!

Waikoloa Grill’n Bar can be contacted at (808) 886-8797.

Selecting a Kolea Rental

August 28th, 2012

We know how much time and energy can go into planning a trip so far from home. Kolea is a spectacular property that has a wide range of options in price, villa size, view, and location. No matter what your preference, there is a villa or home perfect for your needs just inside the front gates of Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Each and every villa at Kolea offers top of the line construction, African mahogany cabinetry and trim throughout, stainless steel appliances, pocket lanai doors, granite countertops, private lanai with outdoor Viking grills, and much more. The Beach Club is available to all guests of Kolea including the infinity pool, natural lava rock Jacuzzi, workout hale, sand bottom children’s pool with waterfall, shaded cabanas, and more. With direct beach access to A’Bay, Kolea sets the standard for luxury at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

The information below should offer some assistance with reserving and securing the very best accommodations on the Big Island of Hawaii at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Price: How Much Do You Want To Spend?

Though there are different price points available, each and every villa option will certainly satisfy your need for luxury and convenience.

The two bedroom, two bath villas along with the three bedroom, two bath villas offer the amenities of Kolea for less of a cost and on a smaller scale. These options are available in buildings 9, 11, and 14-16. The cost reduction is due to slightly less square footage and view differential. In some cases, they are set back just a bit further than the other buildings but only add a few moments’ walk to the beach and pool. The two bedroom villas can comfortably sleep four guests, possibly more while the three bedroom, two bath options can easily sleep six. The Lanai is about half the size but offers the very same enhancements such as shelter from the elements, seating for four to six people, and an outdoor Viking kitchen.

If you would prefer something a bit larger, the three bedroom villas will not disappoint. Some visitors prefer to be on the ground floor with a grass area just off of the lanai while other visitors prefer the second or third floor. Typically, the second and third floor villas have a higher nightly rate than that of the first floor villas.

This additional cost is based on a few factors but in no way makes the ground floor any less of a great choice, especially if you prefer to have the ground level for additional space or children. The value of the experience and price point will make any vacation a special occasion.

The second and third floor villas do offer a slightly higher nightly rate but the cost is well worth it. These villas offer additional square footage, larger kitchen area, second master bedroom, larger bathroom space in addition to the height and private lanai.

How Much Room Do You Need?

Even the most modest two bedroom, two bath villa at Kolea offer plenty of space; just under 1,300 square feet. Villa size goes up from there throughout the property. The ground floor three bedroom, two bath accommodations offer over 1,550 square feet while the ground floor three bedroom, three bath villas offer over 1,700 square feet. The largest options are the three bedroom, three and a half bath second and third floor villas. These come in just under 2,150 square feet.

The larger three bedroom villas have a lanai twice the size than that of the smaller floor plans.

There are even private homes that can accommodate families up to 10 people.

How Important Is The View?

Many villas at Kolea offer stunning ocean views and that of the surrounding area. Though some of the ground floor accommodations have an ocean or partial ocean view, the second and third floors offer greater views of the surrounding area.

In many cases, the same floor plans will have views that differ from each other simply due to their location on the Kolea property. Many have direct ocean views while others are set back a bit, offering great views of the development, landscaping, and surrounding elevated mountain terrain.

Where Do You Want To Be At Kolea?

Typically many visitors prefer being closest to the beach club, located directly across from building 8 and 10. As shown in the map below, most visitors staying at Kolea travel past buildings 7-8, 10, 12-13, and 15-16 to reach their respective villas. A low speed limit, respectful guests, and overall design make noise less of an issue. That being said, some guests prefer virtually no car traffic if possible. If that is the case, buildings 1-6, 9, 11, and 14 would be great choices.

If you prefer to be closest to the Beach Club, buildings 7-12 offer the nearest locations.

Waikoloa Vacation Rentals offers the largest selection of Kolea vacation rentals with an interactive and user friendly website. All of our available villas can be viewed online with descriptions, pictures, rates, availability, search capability, and more.

If you have any questions, please call us at (808) 987-4519 or email us at waikoloavrm@aol.com for assistance with taking you through the Kolea rental process. We are here and happy to help.

Selecting a Kolea Rental

August 28th, 2012

We know how much time and energy can go into planning a trip so far from home. Kolea is a spectacular property that has a wide range of options in price, villa size, view, and location. No matter what your preference, there is a villa or home perfect for your needs just inside the front gates of Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Each and every villa at Kolea offers top of the line construction, African mahogany cabinetry and trim throughout, stainless steel appliances, pocket lanai doors, granite countertops, private lanai with outdoor Viking grills, and much more. The Beach Club is available to all guests of Kolea including the infinity pool, natural lava rock Jacuzzi, workout hale, sand bottom children’s pool with waterfall, shaded cabanas, and more. With direct beach access to A’Bay, Kolea sets the standard for luxury at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

The information below should offer some assistance with reserving and securing the very best accommodations on the Big Island of Hawaii at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Price: How Much Do You Want To Spend?

Though there are different price points available, each and every villa option will certainly satisfy your need for luxury and convenience.

The two bedroom, two bath villas along with the three bedroom, two bath villas offer the amenities of Kolea for less of a cost and on a smaller scale. These options are available in buildings 9, 11, and 14-16. The cost reduction is due to slightly less square footage and view differential. In some cases, they are set back just a bit further than the other buildings but only add a few moments’ walk to the beach and pool. The two bedroom villas can comfortably sleep four guests, possibly more while the three bedroom, two bath options can easily sleep six. The Lanai is about half the size but offers the very same enhancements such as shelter from the elements, seating for four to six people, and an outdoor Viking kitchen.

If you would prefer something a bit larger, the three bedroom villas will not disappoint. Some visitors prefer to be on the ground floor with a grass area just off of the lanai while other visitors prefer the second or third floor. Typically, the second and third floor villas have a higher nightly rate than that of the first floor villas.

This additional cost is based on a few factors but in no way makes the ground floor any less of a great choice, especially if you prefer to have the ground level for additional space or children. The value of the experience and price point will make any vacation a special occasion.

The second and third floor villas do offer a slightly higher nightly rate but the cost is well worth it. These villas offer additional square footage, larger kitchen area, second master bedroom, larger bathroom space in addition to the height and private lanai.

How Much Room Do You Need?

Even the most modest two bedroom, two bath villa at Kolea offer plenty of space; just under 1,300 square feet. Villa size goes up from there throughout the property. The ground floor three bedroom, two bath accommodations offer over 1,550 square feet while the ground floor three bedroom, three bath villas offer over 1,700 square feet. The largest options are the three bedroom, three and a half bath second and third floor villas. These come in just under 2,150 square feet.

The larger three bedroom villas have a lanai twice the size than that of the smaller floor plans.

There are even private homes that can accommodate families up to 10 people.

How Important Is The View?

Many villas at Kolea offer stunning ocean views and that of the surrounding area. Though some of the ground floor accommodations have an ocean or partial ocean view, the second and third floors offer greater views of the surrounding area.

In many cases, the same floor plans will have views that differ from each other simply due to their location on the Kolea property. Many have direct ocean views while others are set back a bit, offering great views of the development, landscaping, and surrounding elevated mountain terrain.

Where Do You Want To Be At Kolea?

Typically many visitors prefer being closest to the beach club, located directly across from building 8 and 10. As shown in the map below, most visitors staying at Kolea travel past buildings 7-8, 10, 12-13, and 15-16 to reach their respective villas. A low speed limit, respectful guests, and overall design make noise less of an issue. That being said, some guests prefer virtually no car traffic if possible. If that is the case, buildings 1-6, 9, 11, and 14 would be great choices.

If you prefer to be closest to the Beach Club, buildings 7-12 offer the nearest locations.

Waikoloa Vacation Rentals offers the largest selection of Kolea vacation rentals with an interactive and user friendly website. All of our available villas can be viewed online with descriptions, pictures, rates, availability, search capability, and more.

If you have any questions, please call us at (808) 987-4519 or email us at waikoloavrm@aol.com for assistance with taking you through the Kolea rental process. We are here and happy to help.

4th of July on the Big Island of Hawaii 2012

June 27th, 2012

This July 4 holiday has a number of events for the entire family both on the Waikoloa Beach Resort and on the island as a whole.

All activities below are on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012.

The King’s Shops host the ‘Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race’. Do not miss this opportunity to win great prizes and take part in the hot wing eating contest sponsored by Merriman’s Market Cafe. This is a benefit for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. Live entertainment will be available from 10am to 8:30pm at the Coronation Pavilion. The event will feature a fireworks and laser light show at 8:30 pm. Forms for “Duckie adoption” are available at all Kings’ Shops merchants on the Waikoloa Beach Resort. This is a fantastic activity for families.

The Queens Marketplace will host another event with entertainment, cotton candy, popcorn, and family fun from 6-8pm with a finale of fireworks over the Waikoloa Bowl at the Queens Gardens at 8pm. Gates to the Waikoloa Bowl open at 5pm with a free concert starting at 6pm with Johnny Shot. Beach chairs and mats are welcome. No coolers please. This is an alcohol and drug free event. Bring the family, show your support to the community, and enjoy yourself!!

The morning kicks off at the Mauna Lani Resort at 10:30 am with The Celebration of Turtle Independence Day, which incorporates the local culture and marine life education. The Mauna Lani Resort has been raising juvenile honu (turtles) for over 20 years. The honu are cared for in the saltwater ponds of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Once they reach a predetermined weight and size they are released to the ocean every 4th of July. Many locals as well as vacationers gather to enjoy this fascinating event. This annual celebration honors the honu and helps educate the public about the Hawaiian green sea turtle. There will be live entertainment, a 4th of July BBQ, along with an educational display about green sea turtles

The Kailua-Kona July 4th Parade travels from Kona Pool/Gym to Walua Road past Coconut Grove. Announcing stations at West Hawaii Today, Remixx at King Kamehameha Mall, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, Boston Basil’s, Pancho & Lefty’s, Kimo’s (with magic before), Waterfront Row, Lava Java, and Humpy’s at Coconut Grove. Come support the community from 5:30 pm to 7pm.