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A Vacationer’s Paradise

The distinctive Kolea resort-area of Waikoloa is truly a vacationer’s paradise. Just steps from the beautiful beach at Anaeho’omalu Bay, Kolea offers luxury villas with an unrivaled location. All of the villas feature mahogany wood detailing, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. All guests of Kolea also receive exclusive use of the Kolea Beach Club. Amenities include an infinity pool and sun deck, a sand-bottom children’s pool with waterfall, lava rock hot tub, an open-air fitness area, a covered pavilion and more.

Swim and Discover Local History

Anaeho’omalu Bay is filled with colorful tropical fish and the occasional turtle, and is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba-diving. Off-shore reefs protect the bay from strong currents, meaning that your time in the water is relaxing and picture-perfect. Stroll two acres of sunny shores dotted with hundreds of palm trees on a trail that takes you along tide pools, natural rock formations and coral. For a little more adventure, walk part of the Ala Kahakai trail that winds through Kolea. This National Historic Trail features ancient Hawaiian settlement sites, temples, petroglyphs, sea turtle habitats and local wildlife.

Shopping, Music and Great Food

If your perfect idea of a vacation includes shopping, Kolea has you covered. Only minutes from Queens’ MarketPlace, guests of Kolea can browse stores and local art galleries to their hearts content. Whether it’s a beautiful pearl jewelry memento of your time in Hawaii, or a sweet treat at the gourmet specialty store, you’ll find something to whet your shopping appetite. And if top designers are your idea of great sightseeing, be sure to stop by the Kings’ Shops, located right near the heart of Kolea. The area’s newest browsing destination are the Shops at Mauna Lani. Featuring free concerts of local musicians, jewelry boutiques and salons, the Shops at Mauna Lani are a five minute drive from Kolea.

World Class Golf

Experience the game of golf like never before. Kolea is near two world-class golf courses that offer stunning views – the Beach Course and the King’s Course. Be sure not to slice your shot with the distraction of pounding surf at nearby Anaeho’omalu Bay at the Beach Course, and amazing views of Mauna Kea at the King’s Course. The serenity of the game of golf will take on new meaning beneath the emerald palm trees and clear blue skies of Waikoloa. You can even enjoy golf discounts with select villa rentals.  Or try the Waikoloa Village Golf Course, a short 10-minute drive from Kolea with great views of Maui.

Experience a Luau and Eat Like Kings

Keep up with the many attractions around Kolea by enjoying some of Hawaii’s best restaurants. Fine dining at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa is just a short walk away, as is a real Hawaiian luau. The Hilton Waikoloa also features a luau, as well as lagoon-themed dining and much more. Take the family to the food-court at the Queens MarketPlace, where everyone can find their favorite foods. Or try more upscale dining at the Kings’ Shops, featuring a steakhouse and fusion dining. The Shops at Mauna Lani include a steakhouse, a tropical-themed restaurant and sushi. No matter what your tastes, you’ll find something perfect near Kolea.

Meet The Owners

In 2005, Bruce Jewett and Harry Gilbert purchased Villa 1A in the new Kolea condominium development on the Big Island of Hawaii. A few months later, we acquired a partial ownership in Villa 1B which, like Villa 1A, is a three-bedroom condominium vacation home. Our website was originally started to advertise those villas as vacation rentals. In September 2006, we bought Villa 14H, a two-bedroom condominium with a view of A-Bay, and that was added to our site as well. Vacation guests responded to the website; in fact, we had vacation requests for times we already had guests. About the same time, some of our fellow owners asked if they could advertise on our site. We put two and two together, and started a company to advertise Kolea villas for our fellow owners, and to make it easy for our guests to make reservations on-line through a secure site. In 2007, Jennifer joined our company as reservation coordinator. She has helped hundreds of guests find the right luxury vacation villa from the more than 25 offered on our site.