Ocean View Plantation Cottage Nearest to the Beaches !
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Kamuela (Waimea) cottage description
Vintage Hawaiian plantation style cottage renovated with modern amenities just 5 minutes to the best beaches! We are centrally located on the sunny side of town on the way down the hill to all the best beaches the Big Island has to offer. Ocean and mountain views from your own private 2 bedroom cottage on our 3 acre farm, not in a subdivision. Wide open space and views surround you, and yet convenient to everything.
Wireless internet, lots of regional info (farmers market, restaurant reviews, beach equipment, hiking books etc.) luxury bedding, ceiling fans throughout, large flat screen TV, DVD library, iPod player, walk in shower, gas grill barbecue, and a fenced yard are just some of the many features. Our home is devoted to the Hawaiian lifestyle and culture. Please browse some of our many books on Hawaiiana or learn to play the ukulele, we have a genuine quality instrument and songbook. We provide 400 thread count pima cotton sheets and fluffy thick towels as well as hypo allergenic duvets for cool nights. Method pure cleaning products are used throughout the house as well as for the laundry for the sensitive guest.
Come easy - just you and the ocean view. E Komo Mai, welcome to our home!
If our calender is full, please inquire anyway, we do have another cottage.
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- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack N Play Crib playpen combo
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- boogie boards, outdoor shower.
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
This cottage is amazing!
This cottage is amazing!
Everything about this cottage exceeded our expectations. Not only did it work perfectly for a relaxing vacation, it was close to the best beach in the country (only 8 minutes away). The owner has truly thought through all of the amenities one needs for an Hawaii vacation -- picnic coolers, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, beach towels. We'll be going every year now I expect. We highly recommend this to others.
- Guest Hawaiibound (Port Townsend,WA US)
- Date of stay 02/26/13
- Review Submitted 03/12/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
I had a wonderful time staying at the cottage. It was spotlessly clean, cute as a button in decor and so very convenient. The beach is less then 10 minutes away. Parking at the beach was always available and I walked along the beach every day. The house itself has everything you need and so relaxing. The nights were a delightful temperature with beautiful sunsets over the ocean right from the patio
- Guest Deb F.
- Date of stay 09/23/13
- Review Submitted 10/15/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.
Waimea was our second stop on our 10-day honeymoon in Hawaii. We stayed at Alice's place for three nights and definitely enjoyed the off-beat (yet central!) location as well as the cozy size of the cottage. Bed was very comfortable as were other furnishings of the house, and we had no problem finding the place. As others have noted, you do have to be comfortable with wildlife here, as with any place that you stay in Hawaii. There were tons of lizards, geckos, etc and a fair share of Hawaii insect life. I noticed that there were more insects here than any other place that we stayed, but that could just be the nature of the area. We did notice that hosts are actively trying to get rid of the ants, though from personal experience I say good luck in that endeavor (they're hard to get out!). Only drawback that I would mention here that I don't believe others have is that the place is RIGHT next to Highway 19. If you have the windows open (during the day or at night), it can get quite loud. As a result we were a bit hot in our east-facing room most mornings. Another place that we stayed provided a noise machine and so I might encourage the hosts here to look into that investment.
- Guest Laura (Richmond, VA)
- Date of stay 09/19/13
- Review Submitted 09/27/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you Laura for the four star review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry for the arrival of the ants in the one room, they usually come at the end of summer but our very efficient traps do get rid of them within 48 hours. The eucalyptus forests on the other side of the island are being cleared, the trucks have been going up and down our only main road that we are all located near to. You also met our house geckos (lizards) which are beloved here in Hawaii as they eat all sorts of flying insects, they are called in Hawaiian mo'o. Mahalo!
Perfect location for exploring Big Island
Perfect location for exploring Big Island
Very beautiful cottage in Hawaiin style, perfectly equipped condo, suitable for families.
- Guest Ohana Strobl (Innsbruck, Austria)
- Date of stay 12/16/12
- Review Submitted 12/27/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car.
Loved this place. It is located on the main road about 10 mins from the beach and 10 mins from the town center. Located in the desert side of the mountain, it is very dry. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need for a place to call home during your time on the Big Island. It is an easy day trip to the northern part of the island which is worth exploring but you absolutely need a car.
- Guest Margaret (Westfield NJ USA)
- Date of stay 11/23/12
- Review Submitted 12/01/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: Aloha Margaret, we loved having you stay! Alice
Perfect Cottage - Away from the crowds!
Perfect Cottage - Away from the crowds!
The cottage is perfect for folks that want to experience the Big Island away from the Hotel/Condo locations. It was a perfect home away from home. The cottage is in great condition and there were beach accessories available for use: towels, chairs, boogie boards, travel cooler, and an umbrella. A rental car is a must with this location, 4WD preferrable as the driveway can be a bit bumpy. We enjoyed our days by packing up the truck in the morning and heading out a different direction each day. Our afternoons usually ended up at Hapuna Beach, a fantastic public beach with everything one would want. There is no Cable TV at the cottage, but it did not bother us at all. There are plenty of good DVD's available.
- Guest AKexplorers (Anchorage, Alaska)
- Date of stay 11/10/12
- Review Submitted 11/28/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you so much Mitch! The driveway has had a new load of gravel so no longer bumpy! Aloha, Alice
we loved our stay at this cottage. The owners did a great job decorating and stocking the home. The cottage was beautifully designed and comfortable. They had towels, beach chairs and snorkel gear for days at the beach. They had a comfortable lanai with sunset views.The beds were very comfortable. The airflow through the home made for cool refreshing nights. No air conditioner was needed. We liked the location of the home, close to our friends in Waimea but still closer to the beach and the sun side of the island. We will definitely consider this home next time we visit.
- Guest Tanah (Michigan)
- Date of stay 10/12/12
- Review Submitted 10/17/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.
Beautiful Property w/ Plenty of Privacy
Beautiful Property w/ Plenty of Privacy
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We've had great luck with other Waimea VRBO rentals in the past, but this one offers the most privacy based on our experience. The property is beautiful and clean, and there is a private, fenced-in backyard for grilling or lounging. You can see the ocean/sunset from the cottage and have a view of Mauna Kea when the clouds cooperate from the front. It's near the main road into Waimea, but there isn't enough traffic at night in the area to be a bother. Plenty of windows and screened doors means you can take advantage of the wind & cool off the cottage quickly. We love to cook when we travel, so it was great to find a fully stocked kitchen with everything we needed. (Note to owner - I think the only thing we couldn't find was a pan for the oven or cookie sheet, but I was probably not looking in the right place). They even had a compost bin just outside the fence that we could use. The proximity of the cottage to everything we love to explore on this part of the island was ideal. We could get to Waimea/Kamuela town within 10 min, explore Saddle Road sights within an hour, and be at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world within 10 min. You're even under an hour to north shore adventures, like the trailheads for Waipio and Pololu Valleys. We had to contact the owner once for a minor question. She was easy to reach and very helpful and friendly.
- Guest Powderhounds (Park City, UT)
- Date of stay 04/30/12
- Review Submitted 05/12/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers.
This place was beautiful. We loved that it was slightly removed from the busy streets of Kona, yet it was just a 15 minute drive to some beatiful beaches. It was centrally located so that we were able to go to white sand beaches, go hiking near Hawi, and eat and go to the Farmer's Market in Waimea. On top of that, it was furnished beautifully, stocked with movies for after the sun went down (the view of the sunset is beautiful), and the beds were incredibly comfortable! I can't believe there were people paying at least twice as much for a single hotel room in Kona when Alice offers her entire plantation house with fully stocked kitchen for less just a 45 min drive away!! I would absolutely reccommend staying here, it won't be a disappointment and is just as the pictures promise.
- Guest Cortney (Washington)
- Date of stay 11/04/10
- Review Submitted 11/29/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
Guest comment entered by owner
Alice Humbert owns the Kaunu cottage, from whom we rented personally on VRBO. We were privileged to be able to experience this cottage. The cottage was immaculate and beautifully furnished and decorated. From the moment you open the door you are transported into a world that takes you back to an earlier time in Hawaii. Everything you could want is in this cottage. From a coffee grinder for that fresh and famous Kona Coffee available all over the island to a washer and dryer just the right size for keeping your suit and board shorts ready to wear. The two comfortable bedrooms have the island style atmosphere and if you close your eyes you can almost feel taken back in time. Each morning we enjoyed our coffee on the beautiful lanai with ocean views and beautiful sunsets. The sounds of the local birds added to this picturesque setting. We would spend our mornings at the beach and afternoons in the private yard where we enjoyed tanning or just a little nap! Great surfing, boogie boarding, diving and every other beach/water sport imaginable is near by. The outdoor shower is great for rinsing off people and gear. In the evenings we could prepare our own meals either at the cottage or barbecue on the lanai. This cottage has it all! Several of the best beaches on the Big Island are ten minutes away and we had many restaurants to choose from along the Kohala coast or up country in Waimea. We had such a wonderful time and Alice provided us with a wealth of local knowledge and aloha that made our stay memorable.
- Guest Ted & Jeanette Kellog
- Date of stay 04/14/09
- Review Submitted 04/14/09
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2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Full refund if more than 45 days from start of reservation.
50% refund 45 - 30 days from start of reservation unless we can re-book.
No refund less than 30 days from start of reservation, unless we can re-book.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
12% Hawaii tax. Cleaning fee of $50 on stays of less than 3 nights.
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