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Beautiful new home on 34 stunning acres with magnificent views at a great value!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private & peaceful yet close to sites and enjoyment of The Big Island of Hawaii!

Once part of the famous Parker Ranch, the green, rolling pastures of 62-acre Rainbow Ranch is the setting for this new three-bedroom, two-bath home. One of only nine houses in the community of West Waikoekoe, the property extends to the rim of Waipio Valley, the boyhood home of King Kamehameha I and a place of unsurpassed splendor. All views from the home are lush and green, with the ocean beyond and majestic Mauna Kea behind. The area still has the paniolo (cowboy country) ambiance with horses, cattle and sheep roaming the pastures nearby. Peaceful and quiet, only the sounds of nature punctuate the silence. Clear nights provide stunning stargazing. Hike or walk right from your doorstep, rent bikes or ride horseback from nearby facilities.

With all this beauty and privacy you are still only a 10-minute drive to the town of Waimea/Kamuela for shopping and dining. A drive east takes you to the charming old sugar-plantation town of Honokaa, along the spectacular Hamakua Coast to historic Hilo and on to Volcano National Park, where Kilauea has been flowing for 30 years.

Drive west a half hour to Kohala Coast beaches, including Hapuna Beach State Park, consistently ranked on international Top Ten lists. Continue on to Kailua-Kona for shopping, dining and nightlife.

The home itself is built for comfort and enjoyment of the locale—which includes rainfall and cool temperatures—with a deluxe Marquis hot tub for therapeutic relaxation on the large wrap-around covered lanai (patio) plus both indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The custom kitchen serves all areas with ease, and the barbecue area takes advantage of the amazing views and brilliant night sky.

The dining table seats six with four barstools at the unique, custom glass-covered “beach-in-a-box” counter for breakfast or overflow. Comfortable seating makes the most of flat-screen TV with DISH, DVD player and WIFI.

The master bedroom features a king-size bed, with a queen in the second bedroom and twin beds in the third to sleep six comfortably. Two full bathrooms complete the accommodations, along with beach chairs and mats, towels, and boogie boards..

More Details

Heidi E Clayton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Heidi E Clayton


My name is Heidi Clayton, this is my dog Bert in the picture with me.

I grew up in Santa Barbara, California. My family was in the restaurant business there.

I attended Prescott College in Arizona majoring in Outdoor Education.

I've worked as a veterinarian technician and love animals.

Since 1990 I have been a certified PATH Therapeutic Riding Instructor teaching people with special needs to ride horses.

I moved to the incredible Big Island of Hawaii in 2001.

After buying land, in the gorgeous community of West Waikoekoe, I started developing Rainbow Ranch. We raise, horses, cattle, sheep, chickens and have a huge koi pond.

I am looking forward to sharing this beautiful and special place with others.

Heidi E Clayton purchased this house in 2001

Why Heidi E Clayton chose Kamuela

The new home, I just completed in 2014, was built with care and consideration to detail for making it comfortable, warm and hospitable.

It is a lovely home in a spectacular setting.

Sometimes it looks like you are driving into a painting with views of Waipio Valley, waterfalls, Mauna Kea, green rolling hills, forests and views of Maui in the distance.

We are off grid. The electricity for the home is solar power and we use catchment from our wonderful rain water. The photovoltaic system is top of the line and works exceptionally well. It will run anything that is needed for your comfort, including a brand new hot tub. The catchment water goes through filters and a purifying system.

Private and peaceful but also modern and comfortable.

What makes this house unique

I love the plantation style home with a large wrap around lanai so you can relax outside and enjoy the gorgeous views and nature all around.

The home is charming with an indoor and outdoor appeal.


Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • second bathroom with tub/shower combination
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 comfortable bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • surfing
Coffee, tea and hot chocolate supplied. Chocolate mac nuts


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Beautiful new home on 34 stunning acres with magnificent views at a great value!
average rating of 4.983871 based on 62 reviews

Where my heart is!!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome, can't say enough.. loved the donkey, nugget.... definitely will be back again....

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I hope it works out you can come back. Aloha and mahalo, Heidi
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Long Beach, CA

Words cannot describe the beauty

  • 5 of 5

We will return here as soon as possible. The beauty is incredible.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I look forward to staying in touch for your next visit. Mahalo, Heidi
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Beyond rustic beautiful but full of country feeling.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place on island to enjoy our 16th Anniversary, and got so much more. Although we had a baby luau to attend we enjoyed it so much. We can't wait to go again. The views are spectacular. The house is spacious. Perfect home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you had such a good time and spent your anniversary in such a beautiful spot. Aloha, Heidi
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Gorgeous grounds and views of Hawaiian ranch country.

  • 5 of 5

You feel like you are away from it all, but are close to great restaurants, sights and activities. We loved waking up to spectacular views of Mauna Kea and ranch land, and we loved the evenings in the hot tub. The star gazing is amazing. Super clean house with many amenities, and Heidi is a warm, responsive host. We loved staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa for the wonderful review. I am so happy you had such a good time and enjoyed the hale. It's an incredible place over here off the beaten path. With much aloha, Heidi
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  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful beyond words. Heidi is the perfect hostess as she thought of stocking the place with everything you might need. Also, and truly important to us, was how immaculate she had the place cleaned. We can't wait to return! Thank you Heidi!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for the wonderful review! I am so happy you had such a good time in beautiful Waikoekoe, Waimea and enjoyed my hale. Aloha and a hui hou, Heidi
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Kensington, MD

A beautiful, peaceful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a difficult review to write, because Heidi's place is just amazing! The benefit that stands out most to me was how secluded we felt compared to the other places that we stayed around the island. There are great views of rolling green hills in all directions. We just loved it! Although the house is secluded and very quiet, it was only a few minutes to get to good restaurants in Waimea, pick up something at the grocery store, or get to the incredibly beautiful view of the Waipi'o valley. The house itself has everything -- much more than we possibly needed for the couple of nights that we spent there. If you're looking to see the quieter and more rural side of Hawaii, this is definitely a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay here. It is a beautiful part of The Island... So many different areas on The Big Island! I love the 2,400' elevation in Waimea.. I hope you make it back.. Aloha and a hui hou, Heidi
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Kona and Hilo
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Hapuna Beach
Car: necessary

This property is secluded but only 10 minutes to the town of Waimea/Kamuela with many restaurants, shops and amenities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $200

remote, peaceful and lovely

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.