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A slice of paradise not often seen by tourists.

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

Come stay on the Rocking chair ranch, home of the the bridle suite and share in the Paniolo lifestyle. Walk downstairs in the morning with your coffee and say hello to the horses and Tequila the donkey. From your living room table you can look down on the cowboys all day in their daily activities of training, roping, cutting or dressage. .

You are only 5 miles from the best restaurants on the Big Island but you wake up every morning to green pastures and trees, not a house in sight! Recently built the Bridle Suite contains artwork and artifacts from Hawaii and it's cowboys. The ranch consist of 73 acres to hike, picnic and walk.

Were just 15 miles up from the white sand beaches of Maumai, Hapuna, Puako and Mauna Kea.

More Details

Brian Anderson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Brian Anderson

We were both born and raised in Hawaii. Brought up around horses and cattle and still actively rope and ride daily.Joan's dad was the manager of the Parker Ranch for many years and she has seen

Brian Anderson purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Brian Anderson chose Kamuela

You come to Hawaii to enjoy nature and the peace and quiet it offers. We are up country where nights are cool and the beaches are just minutes away. The best of both worlds.

What makes this apartment unique

Hawaii's largest equestrian center.


Kamuela Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • shower and vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • bed and TV
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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A slice of paradise not often seen by tourists.
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Green Fields Miles

  • 5 of 5

Staying here was just right. Near enough to convenient Waimea with its stores, restaurants and shopping, yet far enough away to feel isolated in natural beauty. The horses were awesome. The people we met on the ranch were nice and helpful. The place was just right. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So neat

  • 5 of 5

I booked this location because I wanted to show my kids a different part of Hawaii than the resorts. We were not disappointed

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for everything! The place was awesome and Waimea was so beautiful.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Harbor City, CA

Gem in the rough in an unusual location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had often passed this ranch as we traveled between Waimea (Kamuela according to the post office) and Hilo and I always wondered what was behind the gate. Well we got a chance to find out this latest trip. I was very excited to find out a small apartment was offered here. It was raining when we got there and it was a little bit muddy as we got our luggage up the stairs. We always create what I call a dust "line" where no shoes are allowed beyond a certain point and so they get parked by the front door. The apartment was cozy with great cowboy touches. I especially loved the spur finials used to hold up the towel bars. The winning roper prize saddle in the bedroom has amazing workmanship - it took up some space but made for a useful place to put aside extra pillows. I also loved the picture above the bed that showed Maunakea, Maunaloa and Hualalai snow capped! We had everything we needed in the apartment but the bathroom could get a little humid as the window in the bathroom was too high for us to open (we are short :)) and interestingly enough opened out to the arena. I ran the tower fan to help alleviate that. As mentioned earlier we had everything we needed in the apartment. We slept so well while we were there and being woken up by the birds and horses was just lovely. It was also great getting to know the people who boarded and worked their horses there. This location allowed us to explore more of Puako, Kawaihae, Hawi, Kapa'au, Waimea, Honoka'a, Pa'auilo, etc. in the northern area of the island. We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do we have to leave!?

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here! Beautiful country property with horses and view of arena not an experience we get everyday! Close to Waimea with restaurants but also grocery stores if you want to eat at the ranch. Great central location to experience northern half of the island. Very clean. Kitchenette nicely stocked. Extra blankets and beach towels for use. Don't require any cleanup before checking out! Do have washer and dryer available for use. Absolutely great place to stay! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bring Carrots!

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my husband with a 2 night stay at the Rocking Chair Ranch for his 40th birthday, and we were both surprised by this unique VRBO! I knew it was on a ranch, but didn't realize we would be right in the center of all the action. It was fun having a birds-eye view into the arena from the unit. We even got to see riders practice roping in the arena on our second night. Everyone we met was super nice and so were the horses. My only recommendation might be, if you are a light sleeper to bring earplugs and a mask, as sometimes things get started early, and the blinds allow light to filter through from the arena and outside. The room was nicely decorated with authentic memorabilia, was well appointed and has beautiful views every direction! We enjoyed the coffee and the kitchenette came in handy. We really enjoyed our stay and have already recommended it to friends on island! Thanks Brian for sharing your hale with us! Mahalo!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kamuela, HI
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Red Water
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Kohala Coast
Nearest Motorway
Hawaii Belt Road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles

The Bridle Suite is located above the covered arena where daily we train horses, and ride. Frequent activities are cutting, dressage and roping.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

we'll drink some tequila and toast being alive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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