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Big Island Vintage Beach Cottage - near Hapuna Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Whimsical And Fun Beach Cabana In Kawaihae Village

The scent of sweet pikake blossoms greets you on the entry path to Hale ‘Alani. Colorful Birds of Paradise and Bougainvillea flowers adorn the landscaping, accented by an expansive, blue ocean topped coastline view.

Feel right at home in this adorable cottage. Decorated with bright tropical colors, in an unworn vintage style, Hale ‘Alani invokes fun memories from the sixties and seventies... like walking onto the set of Mad Men, right down to the shag carpet.

Grab the cooler, orange beach chairs, and be at the Big Island's best white sand beaches in about a 3 minute drive! BBQ under the palm tree while watching the sunset, visit local restaurants, and then decide between touring the islands many must see sites, or simply relax and read a book in the hammock.

It is a two minute drive to Kawaihae for a few groceries, a six pack, or a bag of ice. Kawaihae has four great restaurants, too: the Blue Dragon, the Seafood Bar, Cafe Pesto and the Harbor Grill. Dance and listen to live music at the Blue Dragon just a mile away!

This 3 bedroom/ 1 bath home provides cozy, comfortable, accommodation for a family of six. The master bedroom has a King with a 3-in memory foam topper, the 2nd bedroom has a Queen, and the 3rd bedroom has 2 twins that can be converted to a King if preferred. Fully equipped with everything you need including TV and WiFi. While it is usually breezy, keeping the temperature averaging a comfortable 85°F (29°C) year round, there is an air conditioner in the living room should the trade winds take a break during your stay.

If you are looking for an affordable family vacation in Hawai‘i, Hale ‘Alani makes it possible!

More Details

Property Manager
Rachel Orange
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Rachel Orange

I grew up on the Big Island and I visit my family there several times per year. It is great to have this house for our Big Island vacations. I am a dedicated canoe paddler and compete in a canoe race held every year in Kona. We decided to call the house Hale ‘Alani (Orange House) as a fun play on my surname, Orange.

Rachel Orange purchased this house in 2013

Why Rachel Orange chose Kohala Coast

I have family members in the Village. I both love the beach, the ocean and ocean sports. There is no other location this close to the beaches (other than expensive resort properties) that also offers an ocean view.

What makes this house unique

It is a two minute drive to Kawaihae for a few groceries, a six pack, or a bag of ice. Kawaihae has four great restaurants, too: the Blue Dragon, the Seafood Bar, Cafe Pesto and the Harbor Grill. I love to dance and listen to music and the Blue Dragon's live entertainment is just a mile away!

Guestbook comments from the manager


Enjoyed our stay at Hale ‘Alani! Beautiful beaches, fabulous view and everyone at Aloha Debbie Properties so helpful. Neighbors too who gave our car a boost when we left the lights on and drained our battery... oops! Hope to visit and stay again!
Jul 2013
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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With a 3 inch memory foam topper!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to a King.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Floor space for a child on a futon, too!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Waimea is just 10 miles away with historic Parker Ranch, great farmer's market on Saturday with Big Island delicacies and fresh produce! Fresh fruit and flower outdoor market, just one mile away!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Big Island Vintage Beach Cottage - near Hapuna Beach
average rating of 4.65 based on 22 reviews

Cozy house

  • 3 of 5

Our family of 4 spent a week at the Orange house, and it is a nice house with a few potential downsides depending on what you are looking for.

Overall a good first impression, the unit is cozy and well appointed. The beds and furniture are comfortable, and the colourful nature inspired artwork on the walls makes the space feel nice to live in.

Apart from lacking a bit in counter space, the kitchen has all the necessary tools, minus a dishwasher. The lanai is nicely furnished, the sunset views and ocean in the distance reminds you why you are here, and the bbq is in very good condition. In other words it has everything you would need.

One main disappointment was that the house is right next to a busy road. The bushes provide some visual barrier, but the constant noise starting very early, and occasional exhaust smells (especially from trucks) was a definite irritant. The loud sprinkler system starting daily at 5am was an added noise bonus.

Also, the house is not well designed in terms of air movement. To compensate, the owner has installed an A/C unit in the main living area (which only cools this living area), and there are old fans everywhere, but temperature comfort was mediocre at best.

The house is conveniently located for access to all the main beaches or any road trip. Nearest grocery store is 10 minutes away.

Overall, this place is decent value for this expensive part of the island. It is certainly worth considering if you are normally on the go. If you plan to spend extended periods at the house, or are a light sleeper, it is still worth considering, but manage your expectations accordingly.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Me and my kids loved this cottage. Everything was great.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great find!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cute and comfortable house with its decorations, amenities, and location. Three couples enjoyed the nearby beaches, proximity to restaurants, quick and convenient wi-fi, beach chairs and coolers, and it even has a coffee grinder! The resident cat kept us company on the patio and the sunsets from the hammock are spectacular. We hope to return for a longer stay in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves! Hope to have you again. Aloha
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfectly located close to the best beaches on the island and a short drive to Kawaihae or Waimea for dinner. Rachel was great and responded very quickly to any questions that came up. The house was well-equipped with a bbq and wifi, and whatever else you may need to cook meals at home. My family really enjoyed our week spent at this relaxing spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic "Mad Men" style cottage... complete with cute green geckos!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed here for 5 days and were so sad to leave when the time was up. We fell in love with the place when we walked in. Orange is the theme color, and the place is done in vintage Hawaiian mode. Very comfy L shaped couch in living room. The beds were extremely comfortable. There was an extra bedroom we didn't use that had twin beds and might have been great for a family with kids. The kitchen had all the items we needed for cooking and grilling, and there is a large outside gas barbeque. The yard is lovely with flowering trees and bushes and the ubiquitous friendly geckos. We didn't see many neighbors but those who we did see were very friendly. We felt very safe in the area and it turned out to be the ideal location as it was just up the street from where my conference was being held. The book that guests stay in was very helpful, as people wrote down their favorite locations to visit and we were able to see a lot of sea turtles based on advice we read in the book, as well as visiting beautiful beaches and interesting locations. We originally planned to stay a week without realizing how big the island is, and Rachel gave us good advice about relocating closer to the volcanoes for convenience, even though she lost our business for two nights. We appreciated the advice and realized once we were there that we never could have see the volcanoes if we had stayed up in the north part of the island. I would love to come back and stay in this cottage; it was fabulous.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smithers, B.C., Canada

Great beach location for spring break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 8 nights during spring break in this lovely house and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The location is ideal to access various beaches including kid friendly ones just minutes away but was also a great spot to access the Northern, Interior and Western parts of the island. The photos are representative of the interior and although the house is a bit dated it was clean, had a super comfy feel and was the perfect size for our group. The only issue we had was the tub was a bit slow to drain (this has been brought to the owners attention) and a few of the cups in the kitchen are chipped and could use replacing. The neighbourhood felt very safe and the neighbours were super friendly. There is highway noise during the day and early evening but this dies off as the sun sets and I didn't notice it in the bedroom. The beds were very comfortable and the 3 bedrooms were perfect for us as my husband and I were travelling with our two children and aunt. There were boogie boards, noodles,beach mats, some beach toys and beach chairs that we really appreciated using during our stay. The BBQ was great as was the view of the sun sets from the back yard. A true bonus to this property was the backyard and surrounding tropical garden plants as our children (ages 9 and 6 ) LOVED chasing geckos and playing in the yard. Rachel was always very accessible via email and was very quick to respond to my questions. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends. Good value for the location!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Seafood Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mauna Kea or Hapuna
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Harbor Grill, Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hapuna, Spencer and Mauna Kea
Car: necessary

The ideal location...near the best white sand beaches on the island. Restaurants are close by. The Blue Dragon with music and dancing is just a mile away. Oceansports is just 2 miles with all kinds of activities, including whale watching in the winter.


Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 14 2018 - Jan 5 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.45%

A/C use is $10 per day extra.

Rates Subject To Change.

If you prefer a refundable damage deposit over damage protection insurance, just ask.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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