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Beautiful Views • Close to Beach and Close to Town

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Catrinka Holland
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Catrinka Holland

After living in the Sierra Nevada for 30 years, John & Catrinka came to Hawaiʻi in 2007.

Catrinka Holland purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Catrinka Holland chose Hawaii

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.

Amenities

Kamuela Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
There are excellent caterers, massage therapists, acupuncturists and estheticians available. Please feel free to ask for referrals.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9069767 based on 43 reviews
5

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: Jul 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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5

All you Need!

  • 5 of 5

This is lovely property going up the hill to Waimea. It is perfect for 2 people. The drive to Hapuna Beach is exactly 10 minutes and to the grocery store in Waimea the same. I love the cooler temps as it was very hot down the hill.

Our host is very sweet and just a phone call away if anything comes up. We love this area of the Big Island !!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely having you here. Mahalo for being such good guests. It was great hearing how much you enjoyed your trip up to Mauna Kea to see the sunset and gaze at the stars. Thanks for leaving the info here for other guests to enjoy. Warm Aloha to you both.
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Absolutely PERFECT !!!

  • 5 of 5

LOVED LOVED LOVED this perfectly located quiet and comfortable cottage. It had everything we needed and we'll be back as soon as we can! Catrinka and John are fantastic hosts. There if you need them and invisible when you don't !!! Thank you for the perfect stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves! Sweet that you got down to the beach early most mornings. The ocean has been so calm and clear this summer - perfect for snorkeling. Warm alohas.
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Love this place

  • 5 of 5

We come to the Big Island often and this has become our favorite place to stay. We love the easy access to great snorkeling all along the Kohala Coast combined with the ease of getting to good restaurants and shopping in Waimea town. Waking up early to see Mauna Kea tinged pink by the sunrise is a treat. It's so peaceful here, we can rest and rejuvenate from our busy lives at home. The cottage has everything we need including a well equipped kitchen, eclectic selection of books and magazines, games, dvds, cable tv and beach equipment. Catrinka is very friendly and helpful when we ask for anything, but is never intrusive. We already made our reservations for next year's visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always fun to see you two. Thanks for making this your island home. Take good care and we'll see you next time. Aloha!
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend staying here. It is very peaceful (and clean) with a beautiful view, yet still close to beaches and the town of Waimea. We had lots of privacy but Catrinka was very helpful (and informative) when we needed help and also very thoughtful. Thank you again Catrinka and John!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful having you two celebrate your anniversary here. What an honor! Wishing you another happy 30 years together. Thanks for leaving everything so beautifully. Aloha
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house, location and hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely having you here. Aloha nui.
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

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.

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