Near Beaches ~ Privacy and Elegance

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Last updated: 11/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Hualalai Cottage, our self-contained one-bedroom, 500 sq.ft. ohana is light, airy, and your perfect home away from home! It is located on the gorgeous, sunny side of upcountry Waimea, also called Kamuela, on the Big Island of Hawaii, within a few minutes of the beautiful Kohala coast.

The cottage includes a queen bed, single airbed, tiled bathroom with walk-in shower, large closets, and a living-dining-kitchen room with all the amenities you will need for making simple, delicious meals.

It is a perfect quiet, serene refuge or starting point for the wonderful attractions of our beautiful island.

The cottage is centrally located, 45 minutes from the Kona Airport and 1.5 hours from the Hilo airport. Our gorgeous beaches are 10-15 minutes away. The picturesque town of Waimea is 10 minutes away, quaint Hawi and Honoka'a towns 30 minutes, and Mauna Kea 60 minutes. We are close to many restaurants and farmers' markets featuring our local fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats as well as wood-fire baked breads and other delicacies.

Our 2200' elevation allows for cooler evenings and nights - perfect for deep and peaceful slumbers!

There is a 'Hele On' bus ($1) which stops hourly in front of the property to take you to and from Waimea Town if you like.

Check in time is 3:00 or later and check out time 12 noon or earlier.

An excellent book about our island with information on beaches, hikes, restaurants, and activities is 'Hawaii The Big Island Revealed,' by Andrew Doughty. There is a copy in the cottage for your enjoyment but you might consider purchasing your own before you arrive.

Many of our wonderful guests have remarked that they loved their stay in the cottage so much that they wished they had booked a longer visit. We are fortunate to have had many of our guests return months later!

You are welcome to ask about two-night stays.

Please read our additional guest book comments and reviews for Hualalai Cottage under the 'Owner Info' tab, above!


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only:

    No e-cigs or vaping please...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom: 1 queen


  • $10 additional per night for 3rd guest: 1 twin/ single

    Air bed/mattress - automatic inflation...moreless

  • Comfortable and airy, with a sliding glass door opening up onto a second, garden-view lanai and ceiling fan for still nights....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    Large, walk-in tiled shower...moreless

  • Roomy and clean, with soaps and shampoo provided

Other Amenities

  • Water filter, floor & ceiling fans, vacuum, flashlights, ice chests, and blue ice provided for your use. Voice of Beauty Skincare luxurious, nurturing facials are available in our studio nearby by appointment. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Guide books, Hawaiiana, bird and fish identification books, novels...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:


  • Music Library:

    Various CD's, including Hawaiian...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable, numerous stations...moreless

  • Stereo


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • 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
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Hualalai, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Kohala Hills...moreless

  • Rural:

    Hills, streams, horses, cattle, many birds...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Intimate, cozy, with beautiful garden view. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Complimentary laundry service available for stays of a week or longer, otherwise $15 a load....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra blankets and quilts for cool nights along with many pillows...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living-dining-kitchen room...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off-street parking in safe neighborhood...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Including beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Complimentary laundry service available for stays of a week or longer, otherwise $15 a load....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric drip, manual pour-over, and coffee bean grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All that you might need, more available if needed...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen - everything you'll need to make simple meals. We are happy to loan you other pots, pans, utensils if you need them. Reusable shopping bags are provided for your use....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Staple items - paper goods, spices, & condiments - left by host and previous guests are for your enjoyment during your stay. We provide muffins, fruit coffee, & tea for your first breakfast...moreless


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards, snorkels/fins/masks, beach chairs, mats, umbrella for your use...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$675 $2,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 13.41%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 11/27/2015
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34 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Seafood Bar, Blue Dragon, Paniolo, Tako Taco
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mauna Kea, Hapuna
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Queen Ka'ahumanu
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Redwater, Merriman's, Waimea Coffee Co. + others
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mauna Kea, Hapuna, Spencer, Wailea, Puako

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Originally from Northern California and Arkansas, we have made our home here in this sweet town of Waimea since 2003. We love our little spot of paradise on the Big Island and welcome you to it too!

Why the Owner Chose Kamuela (Waimea):
We were attracted to this perfect location, weather, neighborhood, and elevation. Being close to lovely Waimea town, the coast, and many other destinations is a pleasure!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Hualalai Cottage is a uniquely peaceful and private abode!

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Dusk at Hualalai Cottage

    Dusk at Hualalai Cottage

  • Come sit awhile!

    Come sit awhile!

  • Private entrance lanai

    Private entrance lanai

  • Living-dining-kitchen Room

    Living-dining-kitchen Room

  • Dining table with garden view

    Dining table with garden view

  • Bedroom with comfortable queen bed, armoire

    Bedroom with comfortable queen bed, armoire

  • Spacious bath with tiled walk-in shower

    Spacious bath with tiled walk-in shower

  • Sunny entrance lanai

    Sunny entrance lanai

  • Beach gear for your use

    Beach gear for your use

  • Beautiful Kohala Hills

    Beautiful Kohala Hills

  • Kaunaoa, or Mauna Kea Beach, 10 minutes away

    Kaunaoa, or Mauna Kea Beach, 10 minutes away

  • Pololu Valley, North Kohala

    Pololu Valley, North Kohala

  • Covered side lanai

    Covered side lanai

  • Full view of cottage

    Full view of cottage

  • Hualalai Mountain from front lanai

    Hualalai Mountain from front lanai

  • Comfy couch, antique table

    Comfy couch, antique table

  • Kitchenette with many amenities

    Kitchenette with many amenities

  • Another view

    Another view

  • A bowl of treasures

    A bowl of treasures

  • Beyond the fence

    Beyond the fence

  • Sometimes under a rainbow!

    Sometimes under a rainbow!

  • Hapuna Beach

    Hapuna Beach

  • Waialea Beach, early morning swim

    Waialea Beach, early morning swim

  • Another sunset in paradise!

    Another sunset in paradise!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

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