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Your Adventure in Paradise Awaits!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Aloha Adventurers!

Your Hawaii experience begins here. The Big Island is the optimal destination for the adventure seeker and for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to a relaxing tropical paradise.

Centrally located on the dry, warm side of Historic Waimea (Kamuela) town, the Ginger Garden Hale is your home away from home. Location virtually equidistant from East and West sides of the island allows for easy access to Kilauea, the world's longest continuously erupting volcano, and the mind-blowingly beautiful and serene beaches of Kohala's Gold Coast.

Unwind in comfort: Nights in Waimea are cool, quiet, starry, and comfortable, perfect for relaxing after your day's adventures and plotting your plan of attack for the next day. Cook with ease, the apartment is stocked with everything you'll need to create your meals.

Bedroom with King size bed & en-suite bathroom sleeps 2, and is a completely private space from the living room/kitchen area. Up to 2 additional guests are welcome, sleeper sofa in living room. Two bathrooms allow for 4 guests to stay in comfort.

The Ginger Garden Hale is just steps from the Waimea Nature Trail, which hugs the Waikoloa Stream offering a pleasant morning or evening stroll.

Driving Distances:

15 minutes West: Kohala's Gold Coast: The most beautiful beaches in the world!

30 minutes East: Waipio Valley & Honokaa Town

30 minutes North: Pololu Valley & Hawi/Kapaau Towns

45 minutes West: Kailua/Kona International Airport

1 hour West: Kailua/Kona

1.25 hours East: Hilo

2 hours East/South: Volcano

Amenities:

King Size Bed

Refrigerator

Microwave

Toaster Oven

2-Burner Stove

42' TV

WiFi

Washer & Dryer

TOYS:

Golf Clubs

Boogie Boards

Snorkel Gear

Beach Towels

Beach Chairs

The 'lady of the house' works from home as a ceramic artist, and as such, is available for your questions at any time.

Waimea is the perfect town. No, really, it is. It's country, yet cosmopolitan, located smack-dab in the middle of one of the largest privately owned cattle ranches anywhere, home to the headquarters of W.M. Keck Observatory, the most scientifically productive telescopes in the world, filled to overflowing with luscious, farm fresh produce (and farmer's markets) that supply the farm-to-table restaurants Merriman's, Red Water Cafe, Village Burger to name just a few, add to that the top-notch cultural hub of the Kahilu Theatre and don't forget that everything is within walking distance, what more could you possibly ask for?

Watch the video: search for KITV News online, once there, search for 'where you live: Waimea' and watch the video! (apologies, but VRBO won't let me post a link)

On the Big Island, you'll absolutely need to rent a car to get around.

No smoking. No pets. Please observe quiet hours between 9 pm & 6 am.

With Aloha, Zoe and Scott

More Details

Owner
Zoe Johnson
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, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Zoe Johnson

Hi! Thanks for stopping by.

We have lived on the Big Island for 15+ years. We love the outdoor lifestyle, hiking, swimming, kayaking & snorkeling as often as we can. In our humble opinion, Kamuela is an absolute gem of a town, the very best place on the Big Island to live. We love the central location for ease of access to both sides of this amazing place, and can't wait to share some of the greatest insider tips with you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The suite is beautiful! Brand new and so many thoughtful touches. Beautiful finishings throughout. Loved having two bathrooms for our family of 4, as well as a washer and dryer to use after we we caught in a mid-day shower. The location is great just 1-3 minutes to all of the shops & restaurants in Waimea. We visited two farmers markets on Saturday and the kitchenette was prefect for preparing our dinner and breakfast. The king bed was so comfortable with nice linens and so was the sofabed. The location was quiet and Zoe and Scott were easy to reach by text on our day of arrival and departure. The directions to the home and to access the suite were easy to follow. We didn't need to contact them at all during our stay as the suite had everything we could have asked for! Highly recommend this suite for those coming to explore this part of the Big Island.
Dec 2014
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Amenities

Kamuela Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

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Your Adventure in Paradise Awaits!
average rating of 4.915254 based on 60 reviews
5

Nice and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Zoe and Scott made it very easy for us first time on VRBO! The place was clean and well equipped with all you need for a family! Recommended for a stay

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Great! March 2018

  • 5 of 5

Zoe made our stay on the island comfortable, peaceful, and easy. Home was easy to find off the main road. It was so quiet all we heard were the birds and wind, and I'm tough to satisfy in the "peacefulness" category:) Check in and out was simple and Zoe had good recommendations from where to eat to driving directions and shopping. We would definitely stay at this VRBO again!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

Spacious, comfortable, quiet

  • 5 of 5

We had a pleasant stay at Zoe’s place. The unit was nicely decorated and had all the amenities needed, including snorkel gear,. Sadly, we forgot to bring it with us as we found a great little snorkeling cove close by. We enjoyed exploring the northern part of this lovely island. Thank you, Zoe and Scott for providing us such nice accommodations in this beautiful part of the world. Lora and Scott

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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5

A delightful resting place on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! Zoe and Scott were gracious hosts, indeed, going out of their way to ensure that we were able to be able to do the things we came there to do. The home is lovely and comfortable, a great place to rest and renew while on our vacation. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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5

Great place to stay and wonderful, attentive hosts

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. The apartment is spacious, the kitchen is great and the ginger garden was very impressive. Great place for business trips or vacation. Very private and off the beaten path but close to the beaches, state parks, and shopping. Zoe and Scott made everything easy and were wonderful hosts. It was a great visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Great Place - Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Scott and Zoe were wonderful hosts....they gave great suggestions about what to do and how far things were. Kamuela is a central location on the Big Island - Hapuna Beach is mere minutes away, you can see the Observatory in the distance, and Hilo isn't far. The unit was very comfortable & having 2 bathrooms was convenient. There's a great choice of books to read if you're inclined & the beach toys were very handy! We'd stay there again if we find ourselves on the Big Island!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kailua Kona (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Water Cafe
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hapuna Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mamalahoa Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Merriman's
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mauna Kea
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Mauna Kea Beach
Car: recommended

Waimea (Kamuela) town is your ideal perch from which to enjoy the entirety of the Big Island. Close to the crystal clear waters and white sand beaches of the Kohala Gold Coast, midway between Hilo and Kailua-Kona and a peaceful retreat to rest up for your next day of island style playtime, you'll have tons of activities to choose from. Top notch restaurants, three well stocked grocery stores, and numerous farmer's markets throughout the week ensure you will always have delicious provisions to fuel your adventures.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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