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Peaceful Studio Apartment with Inspiring Views of Mauna Kea

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Last updated: 03/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kamuela (Waimea) studio description

Aloha E Komo Mai! (Welcome, friends!)

Experience the captivating beauty, quiet and charm of upcountry Waimea while staying in this graciously appointed and meticulously kept ohana studio apartment. Ideally located, this gem of a studio is in a prestigious neighborhood on the sunnier western edge of Waimea Town, just minutes to town center and restaurants and services, and 15 minutes down the hill to the best white sand beaches on the famous Kohala Coast. Horseback riding, hiking and eco-adventures are all within easy reach in the picturesque North Hawaii countryside.

This hillside retreat is tucked away on the slopes of Hoku'ula, one of Waimea's gorgeous pu'u (hills). With windows on three sides, it enjoys wonderful light and peaceful views of neighboring properties and of majestic Mauna Kea, slopes to summit. From your private lanai, the southern exposure allows you to experience both a glorious Mauna Kea sunrise and the fiery skies of a Kohala Coast sunset.

The accommodations are perfect for a single or couple on vacation or business. There is a very comfortable memory foam queen-size bed with good-quality bedding and towels. The well-equipped galley style kitchenette allows you to eat in and prepare a home-cooked meal if you wish. There are dishes, pots, pans, eating and cooking utensils, a full-sized refrigerator, two-burner propane cooktop, microwave oven, toaster oven, coffee maker and rice cooker. There is a washer and dryer, shared with the upstairs apartment, in a separate laundry room.

Please enjoy the photos by our friend Ethan Tweedie for a glimpse of the studio and of beautiful Waimea.

Transient Accommodation Hawaii Tax ID No.
W40940494-01

Keywords: Kamuela Hillside Studio, Ohana, Apartment, Condo

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Queen size Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mauna Kea with Mauna Loa as a backdrop....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Off-street parking for one car...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking pad on property....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped kitchenette, cooktop, no oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30
3 night min stay
$95
$595 $2,250
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$80
$504 $1,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $90
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/19/2015
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Location

Yoga studio in town; Not one, but TWO Farmer's Markets on Saturdays and one mid-week Farmer's Market on Wednesdays;

Local cultural events at differing venues in Waimea and neighboring communities;

Music and dance performances at Kahilu Theater in Waimea

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Jeanne Oshima is a retired flight attendant who worked for a major airline for almost 30 years. She knows a lot about hospitality and, after countless layovers in many hotels, she knows what makes for a good night's sleep! She has tried to create a space that she would like to be in -- clean, inviting and comfortable with tasteful furnishings, high thread count cotton sheets, good pillows and fluffy cotton towels. Also a foodie, she has equipped the kitchen with everything one would need to create a home-cooked meal. Originally from Honolulu, she spent most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area where she was based and moved to the Big Island with her husband in 2005 after retiring. Tom Bailey is a retired software engineer who was introduced to Hawaii by his wife, Jeanne. Originally from Pennsylvania, he has always enjoyed the outdoors and instantly loved the beauty and peacefulness of Waimea. He is a movie buff who enjoys reading, hiking, bike riding and improving his woodworking skills utilizing Japanese joinery techniques.

Why the Owner Chose Kamuela (Waimea):
Jeanne and Tom chose Waimea, or Kamuela, as the place they would retire to, falling in love with the beauty and open spaces of the area. They purchased this unique and special property that combines 2 dwellings, one in which they live and the second that has an apartment upstairs and a studio below which are both rentals. Jeanne's mother and father were both born on Hawaii island and she has always had a close connection to the island, visiting relatives as a child on vacation from Honolulu. After spending most of their lives in an urban environment, Tom and Jeanne wanted to retire to a more rural setting, but with essential services and a hospital close by. Waimea fit the bill. Plus, after years in Northern California, they appreciate the good sleeping weather of Waimea with cool nights that are similar to the SF Bay Area. No air conditioning required!

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
A relaxing stay in a beautiful area with all the creature comforts. Exploring the island from a central location and coming home to shops, eateries and services in a local community. Cooler weather at 2,800 feet above sea level makes for great sleeping without air conditioning, but the warmth of the coast is just 15 minutes away!


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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Sleeping area

    Sleeping area

  • Dining area and lanai

    Dining area and lanai

  • Entering the kitchenette

    Entering the kitchenette

  • The bathroom, nice and roomy

    The bathroom, nice and roomy

  • A very comfortable queen-size bed with
quality bedding

    A very comfortable queen-size bed with quality bedding

  • Studio entrance. In keeping with local tradition, shoes are removed at the door.

    Studio entrance. In keeping with local tradition, shoes are removed at the door.

  • Front lawn

    Front lawn

  • Waimea is paniolo (cowboy) country!

    Waimea is paniolo (cowboy) country!

  • Kitchenette with Corian countertops and custom cabinetry

    Kitchenette with Corian countertops and custom cabinetry

  • A view from the lanai

    A view from the lanai

  • The bathroom with Corian countertop and sink, shower over a bathtub

    The bathroom with Corian countertop and sink, shower over a bathtub

  • Facing the studio entry area and front door

    Facing the studio entry area and front door

  • Sweet dreams!

    Sweet dreams!

  • A familiar Waimea rainbow, looking west from the ohana

    A familiar Waimea rainbow, looking west from the ohana

  • From the top of Buster Brown facing Mauna Kea.  Can you find the studio below?

    From the top of Buster Brown facing Mauna Kea. Can you find the studio below?

  • A dramatic sunrise over Mauna Kea from the studio lanai

    A dramatic sunrise over Mauna Kea from the studio lanai

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 03/19/2015
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