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Beautiful View • Close to Beach and Close to Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Newly built 1 bedroom cottage on 3 acres. Beautiful views, close to the beac

Newly built 700 square foot self-contained living space in a private, separate wing of the house. The bedroom and living areas are filled with light, looking out to gorgeous views of the three mountains - Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, dining area, cozy reading nook in the living room, spacious bedroom with walk-in closet, brand new bathroom with walk-in shower, wireless internet and Direct TV (movies, tv shows and music channels).

The teak bench in front of the cottage is a perfect place to sit and watch the clouds play over Mauna Kea. Out the back door off the kitchen, there is a new gas barbecue and table and chairs for dining or enjoying sunsets or the bright starry nights. There is also a storage chest full of beach chairs, boogie boards and snorkel gear for your use.

Our 3-acre property has a large house we recently remodeled to include the guest cottage at one end of the house. My husband and I live in a separate wing on the other end of our L-shaped home. The two living spaces are separated by a covered lanai with fencing and landscaping providing privacy for each dwelling.

We respect our guestsʻ privacy and enjoy our own. We are also happy to answer questions you may have to help you enjoy your stay on the island. We will be happy to steer you to our favorite restaurants, beaches, walking trails and island adventures.

We enjoy gardening and have planted fruit trees, some vegetables and herbs and many flowers. You are welcome to share fruits and vegetables that are ripe during your stay - we often have bananas, lilikoʻi, or papaya and fresh herbs.

Situated on the 'dry side' of Waimea, we are half way between Kawaihae and Waimea town, ten minutes drive from both. The best beaches on the island are 10-15 minutes away.

Located at 1800 foot elevation, our days are sunny and warm. Temperatures cool down in the evening - perfect for a good nights sleep. Cardinals, doves, finches and other birds fill our quiet 3-acre property with song.

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Kamuela Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Brand new. Check out the 'soft closing' toilet seat :)
  • Large walk-in shower. Plenty of amenities including hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner and lotion.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom - 1 king , Twin-size bed in LR nook works for a child or short adult.
  • There is a King Bed with brand new high quality pillow top BeautyRest mattress and box springs (high ratings on Consumer Reports). This is a very comfortable firm bed. If a softer bed is desired, a down pillow-top mattress pad is available to add. Enjoy high quality linens and reading lamps on each side of the bed. There are 2 sitting chairs in the bedroom and expansive views out windows on both sides of the room to Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai. The large walk-in closet is equipped with robes, daypack, iron, ironing board, extra folding chairs and tv trays, extra blanket and extra towels. The nook area in the living room has a twin mattress that can sleeps 1 child or a not-too-tall adult.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are excellent caterers, massage therapists, acupuncturists and estheticians available. Please feel free to ask for referrals.


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Beautiful View • Close to Beach and Close to Town
average rating of 4.9 based on 50 reviews

Gorgeous views! Sublime! Immaculate !

  • 5 of 5

Zen...and more! This rental lived up to all our expectations. As first time users of HomeAway we were not so sure of what would be the actually reality to the pictures and description. But Catrinka Holland has put a stamp on all the important details and more. #1. It was immaculately clean and fresh. #2. The views were outrageous! #3. It was centrally located with easy access to both beaches and town. We loved the lavender gardens and waking to the gentle song of birds. The kitchen was well equipped and there was snorkeling and beach gear available. The bed was super comfortable and sleeping at night with the breeze was fantastic! Just a very lovely, memorable experience and we would definitely return and highly recommend. As with any where in Hawai'i, internet can go down and did here for a short period but it just gives you more reason to check out and reconnect with live people. Very special place !!! Peaceful and makes you stop and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us all.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We're so glad you chose our place to come explore the island and celebrate your anniversary. Mahalo for your patience when the internet went down. We were in the process of upgrading to fibre optic and I'm happy to say we got the connection problems resolved. Now it is on consistently and the download speed is 10x faster than before - hooray! It was a pleasure meeting you two and hearing about your fun adventures around the island. Hope to see you again! Aloha
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Perfect place to explore north part of the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Catrinka's rental for 4 nights during our recent trip to BI. We stayed there after visiting south Kona and Volcano national park, and it turned out to be the perfect choice.

The property is well maintained. It has a large size bedroom with king bed and a walk-in closet, living room with nice wooden chairs, a laundry unit, as well as a nice equipped kitchen. Both living room and bedroom have super size windows that give tremendous views to Mauna Kea, and Mauna Loa mountains.

The location is perfect for us. 10 minutes to Waimea where you can buy groceries, and enjoy local resturants. Less than 30 minutes drive to white sandy beaches and a few shopping centers north of Kona. About an hour drive to Hilo, Waipio Valley, and Pololu Valley lookouts. And don't forget the weekend farmers markets in Waimea.

The property is very close to the route 19, but is super quiet. We especially loved to gaze at the stars at nights, it was just so peaceful.

Catrinka is the perfect host. Super friendly yet not intrusive at all. She put a lot of personal touches on the property, and truly make it a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay here so well. I enjoyed meeting you both and hope you will come visit again. The only thing I would add to your wonderful review is that there are several white sand beaches closer than you mentioned. Hapuna, Mauna Kea, Beach 69, Puako -- all of these beautiful beaches are within 10-15 minutes drive from our place. You can also drive a little further south and include the beaches at Mauna Lani, A-Bay and on down the coast. Mahalo for your kind words and much aloha to you both!
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Loved the central location and enjoyed the property!

  • 5 of 5

A plus

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the useful things you left for the next folks. Hope you're having a great time getting to know the next island on your itinerary :) Warm Aloha to you both
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This home is full of Aloha Spirit. The location and views are amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This house is everything described and more. Katrinka is an amazing host. Every window in the house has amazing views. Starting your day off drinking coffee in front of the beautiful picture window is breathtaking. The location is central to everything.

We had an amazing stay and look forward to staying there again in the future.

Mahalo Katrinka!

Mike & Vic

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for leaving the cottage in such beautiful condition. It was delightful meeting you both and I look forward to your return. Aloha nui loa
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Great place to stay on the west side of Big Island

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. The place was clean, well maintained with great view of Mauna Kea mountain. It was 15 min drive to the best beaches on west side. Catrinka was very friendly and took great care of all our requirements.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you here. I'm glad you enjoyed our wonderful beaches. I just got home from swimming with 2 manta rays in our bay. Always a treat. Aloha and Happy New Year!
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We loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Hawaii. This is a beautiful home & location. The apartment was immaculate, all of our wants & needs were met. The views from every room were absolutely stunning. We saw snow on Mauna Kea! Rains brought the most amazing rainbows, and Catrinka couldn’t have been more accommodating or kinder. She had great suggestions for the “must see” places on the Big Island. We look forward to going back!

Margaret C. Rye NH

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy you enjoyed your time here so well. Mauna Kea is currently draped with cloud lei tinged pink by the morning sky. And the whales are here - such a wonderful seasonal treat. We look forward to your return to share these island treasures. Aloha.
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Catrinka Holland
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Catrinka Holland

After living in the Sierra Nevada for 30 years, we came to Hawaiʻi in 2007.

Catrinka Holland purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Catrinka Holland chose Kamuela

We love the quick and easy access to both town and beach. This is our favorite climate zone with warm sunny days and cooler nights. It took us five years to find just the right place - 3 acres on a quiet street with expansive views out to three mountains, and space and sun to grow mangos, papayas, bananas, avocados and lilikoʻi. We love the community of Waimea and the great snorkeling beaches just down the road.


Nearest Airport
33 Miles
KOA - Kailua Kona Airport is 45 minutes drive
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, 12 minute drive
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Miles
Merrimanʻs, 8 minute drive
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Kaunaʻoa Beach (Mauna Kea Beach), 12 minute drive
Car: necessary

The Kohala Coast has some of the best beaches in Hawaii 10-15 minutes away. Excellent for snorkeling and scuba and enjoying the sand and surf. The town of Waimea, just 10 minutes away, has excellent restaurants (many utilizing farm to table fresh ingredients), the Kahilu Theatre with world class entertainment, grocery stores, drugstore, hospital, local cultural events, several weekly farmers markets, parks, and shopping. The little town of Kawaihae is 10 minutes drive in the other direction and also has some great restaurants, a great place to buy fresh fish, the Puʻukohola Heiau national park and picnic tables by the bay.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Check in time is 3pm.
Check out time is 10am.

Cancellation Policy: Up until 60 days before arrival date, we refund full amount of your payments minus $50 cancellation fee and minus any credit card or other fees that have already been paid that we cannot get reimbursed. For cancellations after 60 days before arrival date: If property is re-booked, we refund any balance of income not lost due to original booking minus $50 cancellation fee and minus any credit card or other fees that have already been paid that we cannot get reimbursed.

We comply with State of Hawaii Accommodations Regulations.
Our Hawaii State Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) I.D. # is W40906219-01.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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