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Recent Kamuela (Waimea) reviews

  • Felt just like home!

    "The apartment was very modern and clean and had every convenience of home. It is close to Waimea, a full service town. We ate breakfast in the apartment every day. We never felt like hurrying out the door in the morning and it felt like coming home at the end of a day spent exploring the island. It was great to find beach chairs and a cooler in the apartment to take to Mauna Kea beach which was about 15 minutes down the hill. Brett was a wealth of information about the island and so friendly, but never intrusive on our privacy. Would definitely stay again. Can't imagine a more comfortable place to stay."
    Guest: Karen M Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
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  • Charming property with all the amenities

    "My husband and I enjoyed a lovely stay in the Garden Studio on the same property as this cottage (Waimea Gardens). There are three units - two in the separate cottage, and the studio that is attached to the main house. The garden studio is tastefully decorated and has all the amenities, including wifi, TV, travel and other books, comfortable linens, small kitchenette, and an assortment of fresh fruit, bread and eggs for breakfast (excellent quality and very tasty)! The layout is unique but accommodating. The bathroom has little privacy so you should select this place only if you are staying with someone you are very familiar with. But even though the studio is attached to the main house, there is adequate separation so you don't feel like you are intruding into the owners lives, or vice versa. The owners (Barbara and Charlie) are very friendly and helpful too. Waimea Gardens is located very close to Hawaii Preparatory Academy and is within a couple of miles of the center of Kamuela town, which has several good restaurants and interesting stores. The grounds are lush and full of fruit trees, with chickens and even a wild turkey and peacock roaming around. All in all, a very comfortable and high quality B&B."
    Guest: DAWN S. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 2014
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  • Great place to kick back an relax

    "My wife and I just finished a two-week stay in Hale Kea. This is a great place to get away from the tourist bustle and experience what it's like living in a quiet neighborhood on the dry side of Waimea. The lanai is surrounded by flowering plants that afford complete privacy, yet the mountside with, often, clouds moving across the upper elevation is visible above one end. In the evening you can hear cows lowing and the occasional bray of a wild donkey in the distance. A bird feeder attracts a multitude of java sparrows--very entertaining. Some nice beaches, both for snorkeling and sunbathing are 7-10 miles away. We enjoyed the beach at Mauna Kea resort most--many different kinds of coral out a ways. We saw a large ray, large turtle, crab, eels and many reef fish there. Pally and Annette are great hosts. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and then some. Annette sent us an email with details on snorkeling spots, gave us some very good suggestions on places to eat--try the pizza place in Kapaau--and printed out our boarding passes for us when we were ready to leave. All in all, an A+ experience. We would not hesitate to recommend to friends."
    Guest: siri w. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
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  • Former Resident Review: Perfect central location for exploring the Big Island!

    "This is a great VRBO to explore the big island. The location is in a nice, rural, central spot to explore many of the highlights the Big Island has to offer. It's less than 30 minutes to the best beaches and snorkeling, an hour to Hilo and an hour to Kona, and super close to the Waipio Valley and Waimea. The house has everything you need in a base camp/home away from home. We appreciated the beach towels, boogie boards and snorkel gear in the garage. Gemma is a warm, friendly host with a wonderful spirit. I'd highly recommend this rental for couples or families with 2 or less kids. As a note, I grew up in Waimea (Kamuela), 10 minutes away, which I do believe has that perfect mix of small town feel, resources, amenities and the perfect blend of weather (not roasting hot, small chance of Hawaiian afternoon mist/rain). Be sure to check out the Wednesday/Saturday Farmers Markets, roam town, and my favorite, grab coffee at Waimea Coffee Company and browse the nearby shops. All great for gifts and quality souvenirs (Galley of Great Things has some really nice pieces). This area truly is the adventures dream location for exploring the best this Island has to offer, including Hapuna Beach, Waialea Bay, the Hamakua and Kohala Coasts. All nice locations for those who enjoy being outdoors, hiking, biking, running or swimming. We'll definitely be back and would highly recommend this VRBO to our friends. Thank you Gemma!"
    Guest: KJM Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
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