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Your Adventure in Paradise Awaits!

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

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
King Size Bed
Toaster Oven
2-Burner Stove
42' TV
Washer & Dryer
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
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village

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


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkel equipment Boogie Boards...moreless

Building Type

  • House


Write a review 4.9
from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$699 $2,400
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$699 $2,400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Hiilawe Falls

    "The spectacular twin waterfalls at the back of Wai'pio Valley"

  • Merriman's

    "Farm to table, top-notch island cuisine"

  • Dahana Ranch

    "Hawaii is more than just sunshine & beaches, why not herd cattle for a day on a real cattle ..."

  • Kahua Ranch ATV Tours

    "Not just ATV tours! A "working ranch that welcomes visitors", they do a super-fun evening di..."

  • Hawaiian Style Cafe

    "Plate size pancakes, ono island style grinds"

  • Kilauea Volcano

    "Must see: worlds longest continuously erupting volcano!"

  • Mauna Kea Beach

    "White sand, turquoise waters, need we say more?"

  • Hapuna Beach Park

    "Perfect Boogie Boarding spot"

  • Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station

    "Free, nightly star gazing program at the Mauna Kea Visitor Information station"

  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

    "The Place of Refuge: Imagine you had just broken the sacred laws, the kapu, and the only pun..."

  • Papakolea Green Sand Beach

    "Yes, the sand really is green, due to the abundance of semi-precious stone Olivine mixed in ..."

  • Mauna Lani Resort Courses

    "Famous Golf Course, yes, but don't miss Twilight at Kalahuipua'a: Every month when the full ..."

  • Hilo Bay Cafe

    "Spending the day in Hilo? End it at this fantastic restaurant. Focus on locally sourced ingr..."

  • Lilikoi Cafe

    "French chef, simple yet delicious salads, sandwiches, omelets and quiche"

  • North Hawaii Community Hospital

    "Just in case."

  • Waimea Coffee Company

    "Great coffee, great lunches, pleasant, cozy atmosphere. "

  • James Angelo's Underground Pizza

    "Just the ticket after a long day of exploring, hand tossed, hot & delicious "

  • Foodland Waimea

    "Grocery Store"

  • Ke Ala Kahawai O Waimea

    "1 mile trail hugging the Waikoloa Stream in the heart of Waimea town."

  • Gallery of Great Things

    "Open since 1984, Gallery of Great Things truly holds an embarrassment of riches! Owner Maria..."

  • Pau

    "Fresh, seasonal quick cuisine: sandwiches, soups, salads, fresh baked bread, wild seafood, ..."

  • Waimea Urgent Care

    "Just in case. Walk in, no appointment needed. "

  • W. M. Keck Observatory Headquarters

    "Visit the lobby of the W.M. Keck Observatory Headquarters to receive a quick introduction to..."

  • Parker Ranch Store

    "A nice selection of locally made travel-friendly food souvenirs, apparel, and Parker Ranch l..."

  • Isaacs Art Center

    "Wonderful art gallery in the heart of Waimea, all proceeds benefit the HPA Scholarship Fund,..."

  • Parker Ranch Historic Homes

    "Parker Ranch’s two historic homes are open to visitors 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday."

  • Harbor Gallery

    "Gunner & Elli Mench run a beautiful gallery featuring artists from all over the Big Island, ..."

  • Kohala Zipline

  • Flumin' Kohala

  • Anna Ranch Heritage Center

    "The Anna Ranch Heritage Center, a National Historic Site, was in the same ranching family fo..."

  • Longs Drugs

    "Super-convenient & large selection of must-haves, including boogie boards & snorkel gear!"

  • Healthway II

    "Fully stocked, everything you need for your healthy lifestyle. "

  • Kamuela Liquor Store

    "Outstanding selection, including fantastic local cheese, competitive with any mainland liquo..."

  • Waimea Homestead Farmers Market

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kailua Kona (KOA)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Water Cafe
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hapuna Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Mamalahoa Highway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mauna Kea Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

About the owner: Hi! Thanks for stopping by. We have lived on the Big Island for 12+ 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!

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Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Fully equipped kitchenette

    Fully equipped kitchenette

  • Granite countertops

    Granite countertops

  • Comfy King size bed

    Comfy King size bed

  • Oversized marble tiled shower

    Oversized marble tiled shower

  • second bathroom

    second bathroom

  • Ginger Garden Hale layout, roughly 600 sq. ft. interior

    Ginger Garden Hale layout, roughly 600 sq. ft. interior

  • Home sweet home!

    Home sweet home!

  • Pu'u Hoku'ula (Buster Brown) as seen from our street

    Pu'u Hoku'ula (Buster Brown) as seen from our street

  • Ahhh, another gorgeous Big Island Sunset

    Ahhh, another gorgeous Big Island Sunset

  • Nearby hidden gem!

    Nearby hidden gem!

  • Ocean Kayak, rainy day, still had a blast!

    Ocean Kayak, rainy day, still had a blast!

  • Smokin' hot lava hike, Volcano, HI

    Smokin' hot lava hike, Volcano, HI

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Hall separating living room from bedroom

    Hall separating living room from bedroom

  • Bookshelf


  • Shower area

    Shower area

  • Washer & Dryer in unit

    Washer & Dryer in unit

  • Entryway


  • The Waimea Nature Trail, just steps from your door

    The Waimea Nature Trail, just steps from your door

  • Mauna Kea as seen from our street

    Mauna Kea as seen from our street

  • The beach beckons

    The beach beckons

  • We have the boogie boards, just bring your suit!

    We have the boogie boards, just bring your suit!

  • Summit of Mauna Kea, wintertime

    Summit of Mauna Kea, wintertime

  • Volcano rainforest hike

    Volcano rainforest hike

VRBO #604732

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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