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Recent Kamuela (Waimea) reviews

  • 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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  • 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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  • Beauty at 1500 feet

    "We just returned from two weeks on the Big Island. Our second week was in Alice's Cottage. The home is very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed, plus a beautiful patio to enjoy the scenery. The photos were a true representation of the Cottage. Alice was always available and turned us on to all "local" attractions which made our time more enjoyable. The views were outstanding overlooking the Kohala coast. Both Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea were spectacular and right in view. We were 7 miles from the town of Waimea and located on the dryer side. The house location allowed visiting Hawi and Waipio Valley an easy and spectacular drive. We suggest having barbecue at The Fish and Hog; live music and food at the Blue Dragon. Thanks, Alice!!"
    Guest: Karen Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 15, 2014
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