About the property
- Cottage500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Spacious, Free-Standing Cottage with Two Lanais
Hualalai Cottage, a stand-alone one-bedroom, 500 sq.ft. ohana unit is light, airy, and your perfect home away from home. It is located on the gorgeous, sunny side of upcountry Waimea, also called Kamuela, on the Big Island of Hawaii, within a few minutes of the beautiful Kohala coast. It is completely safe from the destructive volcanoes and unsafe air quality!
It is a perfect quiet, serene refuge or starting point for the wonderful attractions of our beautiful island.
The cottage includes a queen bed, single airbed, tiled bathroom with walk-in shower, large walk-in closet, and a living-dining-kitchen room with all the amenities you will need for making simple, delicious meals.
It is centrally located - 45 minutes from the Kona Airport and 1.5 hours from the Hilo airport. Our gorgeous beaches are 10-15 minutes down the hill. The picturesque town of Waimea is 10 minutes away, quaint Hawi and Honoka'a towns 30 minutes, and Mauna Kea 60 minutes. We are close to many restaurants and farmers' markets featuring our local fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats as well as wood-fire baked breads and other delicacies.
Our 2200' elevation allows for cooler evenings and nights - perfect for deep and peaceful slumbers!
There is a 'Hele On' bus ($1) which stops hourly in front of the property to take you to and from Waimea Town if you like.
Check in time is 3:00 or later and check out time 11AM or earlier. We are flexible with these times whenever possible.
An excellent book about our island with information on beaches, hikes, restaurants, and activities is 'Hawaii The Big Island Revealed,' by Andrew Doughty. There is a copy in the cottage for your enjoyment but you might consider purchasing your own before you arrive.
Many of our wonderful guests have remarked that they loved their stay in the cottage so much that they wished they had booked a longer visit. We are fortunate to have had many of our guests return months later. You may read additional reviews in "Guestbook Comments" under the "Owner" tab.
You are welcome to inquire about 2 night stays.
We live in the main house but most likely you will rarely see us. And while sincerely respecting your privacy, we are always happy and available to answer questions and give directions.
Hawaii State Tax ID# W01395054-01
Lloyd & Loring Howell
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Lloyd & Loring Howell
Originally from Northern California and Arkansas, we have made our home here in this sweet town of Waimea since 2003. We love our little spot of paradise on the Big Island and welcome you to it too!
Lloyd & Loring Howell purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Lloyd & Loring Howell chose Kamuela
We were attracted to this perfect location, weather, neighborhood, and elevation. Being close to lovely Waimea town, the coast, and many other destinations is a pleasure!
What makes this Cottage unique
Hualalai Cottage is a uniquely peaceful and private abode!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loring and Lloyd’s cottage is beautiful, immaculate, and has everything you need plus more.
We were very happy with the open, airy feel of the rooms, and the walk-in closet allowed us to keep our clutter out of sight. The location was great. The cottage is close to town yet near the beautiful white sand beaches to the west.
Not only was the cottage lovely; Loring, the host, was terrific. We had a problem with our car rental that I was afraid would turn into a bad situation. Loring generously offered to help, and the problem was quickly solved.
We highly recommend that you stay in Waimea at Lloyd and Loring’s cottage. You’ll be happy there!
Thank you, Sue and Anastasio! We loved having you here in our community of West Marin friends!
Fantastic Spring Break in Hualalai Cottage!
I am pretty picky when it comes to cleanliness so the first thing that I noticed about this wonderful cottage was that it was spotlessly clean! It's the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a relaxing/peaceful guest house, comfy bed, simple kitchen, and kind, attentive, and friendly hosts. Loring graciously welcomed us when we arrived and they both offered their assistance should we need anything. Thank you Lloyd and Loring for allowing us to stay with you. We feel like we have made two new friends! Looking forward to our return visit!
Julie and John
Thank you, John and Julia! We look forward to your return visits!
A perfect peaceful paradise
A perfect peaceful paradise. We had a wonderful restful stay thank you Loring and Lloyd. You were wonderful hosts. We cannot say enough about how amazing this places is. Located in a beautiful part of Waimea. It is tuck away so you feel like you’re in your own little world. We were surprised to find a big walk-in closet which is not in the photographs. We are looking forward to a return stay next year
Fran and Ron
Thank you! Please come back and see us again one day.
Secluded and Comfortable
Loring and Lloyd have created a great space for their guests, and we were happy and most comfortable during our five night visit. The cottage is modern, spotless, nicely decorated, and the items one needs are provided. Loring and Lloyd ate warmly hospitable, fun and informative to converse with. We highly recommend this home away from home to others.
Thank you Joe and Julie!
It was a pleasure meeting and hosting you and please do return one day. Thank you also for leaving our cottage spotless! Aloha!
Wonderful stay at Hulalai cottage. Lloyd and Loring were friendly and hospitable host. Cottage had everything you need. If you are looking for serenity and peace then you will find it here!
Thank you, Betty & Paolo! You were wonderful guests and we hope that you do return!
Sunny side Waimea; Beautifully maintained cottage, quiet neighborhood
Exceptionally well maintained and appointed Ohana. Lots of space for two people although I think a third would be too cozy. There is a microwave, toaster oven and outdoor grill (no stove) - but do you really want to cook while on vacation anyway? Host provides 2 nice beach chairs, beach towels and snorkel gear. The property is located just outside Waimea proper (not within walking distance to restaurants and shops) however you are closer to the coast and beaches. It is located on the "Dry Side" of Waimea which means it's always sunny but the wind can certainly pick up here. Despite being just off the main road, this property is tucked in behind mature landscaping making it beautifully serene and quiet. The main (Owner's) home is situated in such a way that provides guests of the cottage with complete privacy. I highly recommend this delightful property and hosts.
Farmers' markets (Wednesday & Saturday), art galleries, wonderful gift shops, local festivals, accessibility to resorts and coastal shopping centers
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Your wonderful children of any age are considered a third person.