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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"This is our third wonderful stay. Honestly, there are only positive things to say about the studio, setting and hosts. An exceptionally comfortable, aesthetically pleasing and clean space with every thing a traveler could desire is offered. Town of Waimea is ideal with up the hill hiking and easy access to farmers' markets, groceries, restaurants, shops, galleries and museums. Island location is ideal for heading to mountain or ocean (mauka or makai) sites.
Jeanne and Tom are the best, knowlegeable and welcoming. Thanks to the two of you!
We extended our stay another week!"
Guest: DebbieDate of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
"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: Stevan and Siri W.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
"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: KarenDate of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: November 15, 2014
"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 2014Review Submitted: December 2, 2014