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An Oasis on the Edge of Everything

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

E Komo Mai! (Welcome)

Conveniently located, GFO is a compact studio that sits between Mauna Kea & Kohala mountains on Sunny side of Kamuela (Waimea), Hawai'i. 1-2 miles to countless great dining and shopping in downtown Kamuela, 10 miles to Hapuna and other beautiful world renown beaches. It is a quiet neighborhood (not far from HPA campus) with easy access to multiple facets/climates of this Island. Active health oriented community. Ideal for independent travelers, a single or couple on vacation or business.

Accommodations include a comfortable double bed, with full bath & well equipt kitchenette that allows you to eat in if you wish. There are dishes, pots, pans, eating and cooking utensils, a ¾ sized refrigerator with separate freezer, one burner butane cooktop, microwave oven, coffee grinder & makers and rice cooker. Access to gas grill.

Pasrty, juice & fruit are provided for morning after arrival. Please inform me when booking if you have specific dietary needs.

Several good farmer's markets are available through the week: Wed 9-2pm, food stalls, jewelry, fruits & vegetables, baked & sweet delights; Sat 7-2, two separate markets, with food stalls, fruits & vegetables, plants, florals, local island cheeses, gifts, and an herbalist. A good health food store in town.

Our island is large, most travelers rent a car. Airport rentals are easiest and best rental car rates, usually obtained a few weeks prior to arrival. A GPS is helpful especially if arriving in the evening. The Hele On Bus stops on the road near the house, rate $2.00, $1.00 for senior. Please check: ( for schedule. The Hilo/South Kohala map shows routes that lead to hotels & beaches. The Waimea Shuttle is our local area.


Transient Accommodation Hawaii Tax ID No.W00950574-01


Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The inside door to Ohana is not wide enough for wheelchair. Please speak with owner before booking. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books:

    Hawaiiana, maps and good reads 4 rainy day....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    cards, dice, scrabble, backgammon, checkers ......moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Includes internet, codes available when checking in....moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    very small, interesting...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    facing Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa & Hualalai Mountains, Kohala Mountain is behind the Ohana, often capped in clouds....moreless

  • Village:

    Waimea (Kamuela) is a village. A ranching community, great dining, good coffee, quality Farmer's Markets & shopping. A view in every direction. Rains on one side of town. Enjoy!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bath towels, beach towels, linens & extra blankets for double bed, on upper shelf of closet. If staying over a week, I will wash both towels and linens. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Small reading alcove in studio, TV and variety of books & maps for exploring the island or Hawai'i's history....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Spacious off street parking available in driveway in front of carport....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Full set for 2....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip, French Press, small electric with filters, your preference....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots & pans, cutting board with sharp knives....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, glasses, cups, cutlery, most everything you need....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Nicely equipt Kitchenette...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Small refrigerator with freezer. Perfect for a meal and left overs....moreless

  • Stove:

    Butane stove & gas grill available....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Numerous ocean adventures available, please check online. Closest harbor is Kawaihae, 9 miles & Honokahau Harbor is 36 miles towards Kailua Kona. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Cozy outdoor patio space....moreless

  • Golf:

    Unless you're a Pro and like HOT, I recommend Makalei gold course, upper road to Kailua Kona (mm32). Guests say it's a relaxing day....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Dive shops: Kailua Kona, Waikoloa, Kawaihae, Hilo, all provide canoes, kayaks, paddle boards....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    People enjoy walking about the property, long term guests usually plant something....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill available...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Floaters & boogie board available for use. Recommend, contact dive shop for gear that is more specific to your needs....moreless

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.6
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Hawai'i Time
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$600 $2,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$550 $1,850
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • cleaning $50
  • Tax Rate 13.42%


If bookings are completed in advance, I accept multi payments of 50% due upon booking & to hold the reservation, with complete payment due 30 days prior to arrival, unless prior arrangements are made.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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34 Miles
Nearest Airport
Keahole Kona (KOA)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Water
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mauna Kea
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Kawaihae Road
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pau, Merriman's, Red Water
10 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

One block from HPA campus. Coming from ocean on Kawaihae Road just before 'Y' junction. Look for sign: Waimea 2, Hawi 19, go slow, the driveway is next turn on the left. From Waimea town, note same 'Y' junction, 2nd turn on the right.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Hawai'i has been my home since early 1970s. Have lived on Kauai and now Hawai'i since 1993. Hawai'i island is the youngest land on Earth, she expands my heart and it is my pleasure to share this information that you may enjoy your time on island.

Why the Owner Chose Kamuela (Waimea):
A private comfortable studio, good parking and easy access to whatever adventure calls.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
Close to everything, yet feels like an oasis. Private and peaceful.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • one lucky photo, including ladder in foreground, oh well.

    one lucky photo, including ladder in foreground, oh well.

  • night view from driveway

    night view from driveway

  • The entrance door to Ohana

    The entrance door to Ohana

  • foyer to Ohana

    foyer to Ohana

  • kitchenette with Italian dishdrain, dining & living space

    kitchenette with Italian dishdrain, dining & living space

  • view from apartment to Mauna Kea over hedge.  Road to town on the other side

    view from apartment to Mauna Kea over hedge. Road to town on the other side

  • Winter surf Hapuna

    Winter surf Hapuna

  • garden


  • Kona Coast from Kohala Mountain

    Kona Coast from Kohala Mountain

  • Ho'okupu a Pele - offerings for Pele

    Ho'okupu a Pele - offerings for Pele

  • Carport & parking area.

    Carport & parking area.

  • the Ohana west windows

    the Ohana west windows

  • Foyer


  • Overview of kitchenette / dining in studio

    Overview of kitchenette / dining in studio

  • kitchen to bath

    kitchen to bath

  • front yard

    front yard

  • beach 69 aka Wailea

    beach 69 aka Wailea

  • Puako sunset

    Puako sunset

  • balance


  • Kohala Mountain from Mamalahoa Hwy

    Kohala Mountain from Mamalahoa Hwy

  • Wai'anue'anue, those remarkable Hawaiian rainbows

    Wai'anue'anue, those remarkable Hawaiian rainbows

VRBO #431900

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Kamuela (Waimea) #431900

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