Home of the Milky Way (Hale Lalani Hoku)
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 6 Guests
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Home of the Milky Way (Hale Lalani Hoku)

Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii – Vacation Rental
Villa – 1 floor
6 People Looking
6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Ocean View Pool Hot Tub


Welcome to Home of the Milky Way, Hale Lalani Hoku, a part of our Hawaiian Luxury Collection. Home of the Milky Way is a wonderful 3 bedroom home on Kohala Ranch. It has some of the most amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and coast line of any vacation rental on the Big Island.

This fabulous astronomy-themed vacation rental home is minutes from resort areas with some of the finest beaches, snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing and golfing in the world.

We pride ourselves on providing some of the most sought after homes on the Big Island of Hawaii, and our guest reviews on our other homes give you a sense of our focus on customer service, and how our goal is to ensure our guests have the finest vacations possible. 

We have now partnered with the wonderful homeowners of Home of the Milky Way to provide a very similarly well-equipped home for your entire family or group to enjoy. 

Note: Due to  county regulations agreements to rent the home must be for 31 days or longer.  Please inquire with us for homes if looking  for options less than 31 days.

Home of the Milky Way, Hale Lalani Hoku, at Kohala Ranch provides a perfect setting for your private Big Island getaway and is designed for groups of up to 6 people in 3 separate bedrooms. Home of the Milky Way is an inviting, relaxing, scenic and luxurious astronomy-themed home for your Hawaiian vacation. 

This extraordinary new resort-style home is located at 560’ elevation on Kohala Mountain overlooking undeveloped state land with wide expansive views of the ocean. Four other volcanos can also be seen from this location: Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai and Haleakala (on Maui). When the horizon is extremely clear, you can also see the island of Lana’i. We invite you to experience astronomy heaven between the observatories of Mauna Kea to the southeast and Haleakala to the northwest.

Fast WiFi with great coverage included!

We know our Guests look forward to an exceptional experience from the moment you start planning your Big Island vacation. We’ve incorporated all of our vacationing experiences from Hawaii and around the world, to ensure you have an exceptional stay. 

We love friends & families 

The Big Island is such a spectacular place to spend with your friends and family, children and grandchildren. Vacations create such wonderful memories; our hope is this trip will be one of your fondest family memories and that you'll return year after year. 

This 3-bedroom home is fully furnished with two Master Suites, with ensuite bathrooms featuring plant-filled outdoor showers. Both master suites open to the lanai and have California King beds. One of these bedrooms features a built-in desk/vanity so that you can easily keep in touch with your office or family. Wake up in the morning to amazing ocean views from either room. Third bedroom features two Twin beds that can be combined into a King with a gel topper. It also has a built-in vanity/desk. This room also features ocean and mountain views.

The airy, open concept main floor includes kitchen, dining area, great room. Gourmet kitchen with a breakfast island that seats 6, lots of counter space, new appliances and cookware. Great room with comfortable seating, 24’ pocket door that opens to the lanai and a 65” UHD flat screen TV. Perfect for relaxing, playing games, listening to music on the sound-bar, watching the game, or movie night with the family.

Outdoor living at its best, the expansive covered lanai has ample space for outdoor dining and relaxing. Steps to your private 12’x40’ Salt-water pool, heated by solar panels. No chlorine! The salinity is very gentle, the same as your eyes.  The pool is surrounded by a safety gate making this a safe place to bring your kids.

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a new job, retirement, or simply celebrating the sunshine, this home is sure to have you fall in love with the Big Island. 

Beyond building an elegant, yet comfortably furnished home, we know it’s often the small surprises and conveniences that make all the difference. 

Examples include:

• High-end luxury mattresses in all bedrooms for your comfort and enjoyment 
• Luxurious high-end bedding for all beds 
• Luxurious towels 
• A fully equipped kitchen for all of your cooking and baking needs
• Brand new high-end Grill for outdoor grilling or cooking
• High-end Ninja blender for making great smoothies and other tropical drinks
• Large selection of vinegars, oils and spices 
• Starter pack of Kona coffee & a collection of teas 
• Popcorn
• 12” Dobsonian telescope.
• Large binoculars to watch the whales (winter), fishing boats and the barges with their tug boats.
• Astronomy books and charts.

For your day at the Beach:

We love building really big sand castles. Kona sand is exceptional for this and we have the tools for kids and adults alike. For your day at the beach, you’ll find:

• Comfortable beach chairs and umbrellas, pool and sand toys and more.
• Large collection of snorkel gear in multiple sizes so you can share the wonders of the ocean
• Boogie boards to enjoy playing in the waves 
• Life jackets for the younger ones 
• Large wheeled cooler and Tupperware containers for your beach picnic

For those with children:

Having traveled with our kids when they were young we know how difficult it is to lug all the baby equipment. Our goal is to make your life easier so we have equipped our vacation home with:

• Pack 'n Play
• High chair
• Baby monitors
• Bed safety rails

Things to do:

There's no chance of running out of things to do on the Big Island ! Here's a small sample. Check out Paradise in Hawaii Luxury Homes website for even more great idea's on things to do while on the Big Island. 

The 12’x22’ roll-off observatory will be available only to guests who have experience with Astro-Physics equipment or it can be booked with a local astronomer who will give you a private tour of the night sky. Pre-approval is required and there will be additional fees to use the observatory.
Since Hale Lalani Hoku is approximately 20 degrees north latitude, sunset times are similar in Summer and Winter. Astronomers who live in northern latitudes will enjoy longer nights viewing the summer Milky Way in Hawaii since the sun sets at 7:05 and twilight is short.
Sunset – winter solstice (Dec 21): 5:50 pm
Sunset – summer solstice (June 21): 7:05 pm
Unihedron Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.32
Proposed equipment:
 1600GTO-AE with 175 f8 StarFire EDF Refractor for visual use
 1600GTO-AE with 305mm Riccardi-Honders Astrograph for CCD imaging, camera and computer provided

Whale Watching: Each winter the Big Island is host to the incredible Humpback whales. Pour your coffee and grab the binoculars (provided) and look for whale spouts, breeches and fin slapping. 

Beaches: Close to some of the Big Islands best beaches. The Big Island has a variety of exceptional beaches for snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding and scuba diving. Black Sand, Green Sand, and white sand for perfect sandcastles can all be found on the Big Island 

Golfing: Home to the PGA Mens' and Women's tours, there are incredible golf courses found all around the island. Visit our web page to find out more about golf on the Big Island. 

Volcano National Park: Take a day trip to the Volcano, walk through a lava tube, and in the evening you may even see the orange glow of Lava in the crater. 

Sea Horses: See the Sea Horse Aquarium

Hikes: The Big Island has hikes for all skill levels 

Coffee Tours: Fresh Kona Coffee and Coffee tours. There is nothing in the world like Kona Coffee. 

Contact us today to book your stay at this spectacular home!

Note: Due to new county regulations agreements to rent the home must be for 31 days or longer.  Please inquire with us for homes if looking  for options less than 31 days.

Tax ID: GET TAX ID: GE-063-553-6384-01 | TAT TAX ID: TA-063-553-6384-01.

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Bedrooms and Amenities

Bedrooms: 3 (6 Guests)

Master Bedroom One
Bed: King Bed • En-Suite Bath with Walk-In Shower, Outdoor Shower and Dual Vanity • Ceiling Fan • Flat-Screen TV • Direct Access to Veranda
Bedroom Two
Bed: King Bed • En-Suite Bath with Walk-In Shower and Dual Vanity • Ceiling Fan • Walk-In Closet • Desk • Direct Access to Veranda
Bedroom Three
Bed: 2 Twin Beds w/Option as King Bed • En-Suite Bath with Bathtub • Ceiling Fan • Double Closets

Living Room
Sofa • Ceiling Fan • Flat-Screen TV • Multiple Seating Areas • Open Concept • Multiple Seating Areas • Direct Access to Veranda
Fully Equipped Kitchen Dishwasher, Electric Stove, Coffee Maker • Breakfast Bar - Seats 6 • Toaster • Blender • Open Concept • Additional Table Nearby - Seats 1
Dining Room
Dining Table - Seats 6 • Open Concept • Direct Access to Veranda
Laundry Room
Washer & Dryer • Utility Sink • Storage Closet
Outdoor Living
Solar Heated, Salt Water Pool • Hot Tub • BBQ Grill • Outdoor Dining Table - Seats 6 • Chaise Lounge w/Cushions • Chaise Lounges
Beach Gears
Beach Chairs • Beach Towels • Beach Toys • Beach Umbrella • Boogie Boards • Cooler • Adult, Child Life Vests • Snorkeling Equipment
Home Amenities
Wireless/WiFi Internet Access • Central Air Conditioning • Binoculars • Telescope * • Books * • Baby Gate (Available Upon Request) • Baby Monitors (Available Upon Request) • High Chair (Available Upon Request) • Pack and Play (Available Upon Request) • Bicycles * • Garage • Access to *

Area Attractions

Kona International Airport (KOA)
32.8 miles
Nearest Airport
Mauna Kea Beach
8.5 miles
Hapuna Beach State Park
8.7 miles
Waialea Beach (aka Beach 69)
9.3 miles
Kalahuipua'a Historical Park and Trails
14.2 miles
Hiking, Park, Trails
Big Island - Dolphin Quest
16.3 miles
Nature Preserve, Park, Adventure & Exploring, Ecological Park and Reserve, Wild Life Preserve
Akaka Falls State Park
63.2 miles
State Park


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