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A Gracious Historic Hawaiian Home 10 Minutes from the Best Beaches

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Waimea Guest House (Hale Kukui) Kitchen


Last updated: 01/01/1990

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kamuela (Waimea) house description

The Waimea Guest House is a unique and charming Historic Hawaiian style home which was originally built in the late 1800's. This home has been the heart of many extended family gatherings and reunions due to it's extensive and diverse layout. Located in the emerald green rolling hills of South Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii it is only 10 minutes drive to the most accessible beaches on the Big Island. Kamuela is centrally located between Hawi, Hilo and Kona which allows visitors a wide range of activities from relaxing on the beach, star gazing on the summit of Mauna Kea, snorkling and diving off the Kona coast, and horseback riding in the Kohala Mountains. close to beautiful Pololu and Waipio valleys with waterfalls, excellent restaurants, shopping and internationally acclaimed entertainment at Kahilu Theater only a few minutes away!

The entire house could potentially sleep up to 15 people with ease... or just one or two in our economical Lehua Suite. Waimea Guest House is only a few minutes from the charming town of Waimea, also known as Kamuela. This property is surrounded by 100 year old Ylang Ylang, Kukui, Koaia, Silver Oak, and Rose Apple trees. It offers a truly magical and authentic experience of 'Old Hawaii' at it's very best! Waimea Guest House offers a large kitchen, dining and living space and various private bedrooms. Contact us to discuss your specific needs as you don't have to rent the entire home if you don't need to. We can accommodate just one traveler or 15 depending upon your needs. This is a magic house with several independent suites to meet your needs.

Keywords: House, vacation rental, workshops, retreats, family reunions, community events, apartment, individual suites

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Non Smoking Only:

            This is a smoke free property. Thank you for your Kokua....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bedroom 3


          • Bedroom 4


          • Bedroom 5


          • Other (See Description)


          • Queen size Beds (3) 4 queen beds throughout the house (Ylang Ylang has 2) (Lehua has 1) and, (Hibiscus has 1), Double Beds (1) Ohana has one full size bed and one queen bed in an extra large room. There is a privacy screen between the two for privacy, Twin or Single Beds (2) Ohia has 2 twin beds and can be opened up to Ylang Ylang to accommodate 8 guests ... or to Lehua to accommodate 4 guests., Child Beds (1) In Hibiscus Suite there are 2 child beds or punee's as they are also known as. This would allow for a family of 4 with 2 small children to be accommodated in this suite., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) xtra futons can be made available upon request., Murphy Beds (2) The queen beds in Lehua and the Library are both murphy beds with excellent mattresses so VERY comfortable!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Shared Kitchen:

            For special arrangements we are now allowing guests to reserve a room in Ylang Ylang with kitchen privileges so call for more information and prices....moreless

          • Microwave:

            (2) There is a microwave in Hibiscus Suite as well as an oven. There is a convection oven in the Lehua Suite....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Ohia / Lehua has a very well equipped kitchenette. Hibiscus Suite has a full kitchen with a dining room....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Catering is available upon request...moreless

          • Refrigerator:


          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils


          • Babysitter
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • This beautifully appointed historic home is also ideal for private gatherings (35 person limit) The Ylang Ylang portion of this property is used regularly by community for educational purposes. Some of the activities you might like to participate in are farm to fork sustainable dinners, music, poetry, healthy cooking classes, meditation groups, etc. ...moreless


              • Music Library:

                (4) There are Hawaiian music CD's in each Suite....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) One television per suite...moreless

              • Video Library:


              • Television
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player


              • Computer Available:

                We are happy to print out boarding passes ... and have an iPad or 2 floating around should you need to check your email....moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) There are 2 lovely outdoor lanai's (decks) at Waiaka Homestead. They are quite lovely to sit and watch the resident chameleon's....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Village:

                    Beautifully appointed Historic Hawaiian Home...moreless


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Parasailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Hunting
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Antiquing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Luaus
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Deepsea Fishing


                  Write a review 4.3
                  from 6 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
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                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  Cleaning fees range from $35 to $125 depending upon how many rooms are used.


                  The multiple suites in the Waimea Guest House offer flexibility and accommodations for either one or up to 15 travelers. The Lehua Suite rents for $79 / night with a queen bed and private bathroom and cooking facility. The Hibiscus Suite rents for $110 - $120 / night with it's private bathroom and cooking facility. Hale Kukui is $195 - $220 / night and accommodates up to 6 guests easily.

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                  The property's calendar has not been updated in over 295 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Kona-Keahole Airport
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 19
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Mauna Kea Beach & Hapuna Beach
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Redwater Cafe
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Mauna Kea Resort
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Redwater Cafe & Merriman's Restaurant

                  Car: Necessary

                  Live theater, Star Gazing on top of Mauna Kea, visit a live volcano, Waipio and Polololu Valley's, gorgeous beaches minutes away, horseback riding, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, all within a short distance. Beach equipment (snorkels, fins, boogie boards, beach towels) available upon request


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: Either Barrie Rose or Johanna Tilbury (Josie) might answer your call. Barrie and Josie are the 2 owners of this beautiful historic home called Waimea Guest House. These two women have lovingly restored this home and property over the years and it truly provides travelers a safe and comfortable haven in which to relax and enjoy Hawaii. Josie is a licensed contractor who is now building tiny homes on wheels! Ask her more about this when you meet her! Barrie Rose is a licensed realtor on the Big Island of Hawaii so she can answer your questions about property values. The two of them do custom designed tiny homes on wheels in their spare time. The Waimea Guest House also offers events such as house concerts, meditation, cooking classes, etc. so if you check the schedule you might be here when there is something special happening in the main portion of the house.

                  Why the Owner Chose Kamuela (Waimea):
                  Waimea is a beautiful town with a wonderful community. It is very close to the best beaches on the island yet offers a cooler and refreshing climate to return to at the end of the day. Waimea is centrally located on the island so one has easy access to all that the Big Island has to offer. We chose this property because of it's excellent location and wonderful climate... Not too hot! it's just PERFECT!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  You will enjoy an authentic experience of 'old Hawaii' at it's best. Waimea Guest House is spacious and is an ideal location for family reunions and celebrations as it has a large kitchen, dining, and living room where everyone can gather. Each family can enjoy their own individual suite for privacy. Come and enjoy the sound of the Waimea breeze rustling through the large trees surrounding this lovely property. We offer assorted beach equipment upon request.

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                  Speaks: english

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                  • Waimea Guest House (Hale Kukui) Kitchen

                    Waimea Guest House (Hale Kukui) Kitchen

                  • Library bedroom

                    Library bedroom

                  • Ohana full size bed

                    Ohana full size bed

                  • Lehua Suite

                    Lehua Suite

                  • Large dining and living room with "library" bedroom off to the right

                    Large dining and living room with "library" bedroom off to the right

                  • Ohana queen size bed

                    Ohana queen size bed

                  • Hibiscus Suite

                    Hibiscus Suite

                  • Ohia room

                    Ohia room

                  VRBO #73290

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                  $79 per night (USD)

                  5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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