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Captain's Quarters on Kamuela's Nob Hill

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,380 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Quaint Retreat in a Chateau Style Home with Ocean Views

Enjoy commanding ocean views from the retired Sea Captain's Hill top perch overlooking Kohala and Kona Coastlines. Located in the famed Hub of Parker Ranch the town Kamuela or Waimea is the beloved central point in the verdant cattle country rich in Island history. On the fringe of the hillside this Chateau sits near the top of the hill featuring an expansive deck which facilitates indoor outdoor living. While very private with mature landscaping the home adeptly captures stunning sunsets, ocean views and mountain vistas to include Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai. Stargazing is Prime on a clear night.

Transient Accommodations Tax Certificate of Registration #W40852714-01

More Details

Jay Chavez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Jay Chavez

Captain Jay Chavez pictured off the Island of Kauai on the Pride of Aloha. Jay and Diane are long time residents of the Big Island and have raised two Sons in Waimea. The Big Island is a great place to enjoy the outdoors.

Jay Chavez purchased this chateau / country house in 2009

Why Jay Chavez chose Kohala Coast

The peaceful location in the center of town offers so many advantages. The location is perfect for long walks, convenience to shops and restaurants and has a relaxing vibe.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Waimea has a lot of micro climates and the dry side of Waimea is often desired. It frequently rains daily which keeps the hillsides green but there is a magical quality about watching the sky at night when the sun sets. The view is why we fell in love with this unique home.


Waimea Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1380 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Captain's Quarters on Kamuela's Nob Hill
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great place. Great hosts. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, sweet & simple oasis that's congruent with Divineness of the area

  • 5 of 5

Very mindfully presented & cleaned with so many small thoughtful ways to meet a traveler's needs. Loved it We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home and view

  • 4 of 5

Great time

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely perch over Waimea

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay at this A-frame home situated on a hill above Waimea with a lovely view out toward the ocean, Hualalai, and Maunakea. The house is very comfortable with many unique and personal touches, especially in the paintings. The kitchen is very well equipped. The lanai is marvelous, but if it's too cool or wet to sit out there then you have an equally good view from the main windows at the end of the A-frame, as seen in the VRBO photos. Yes, the driveway is *steep* -- take it slowly and you'll be fine. Waimea/Kamuela is a good base for visiting the beaches of the northern Kohala coast or for the beautiful over-mountain drive to/from Hawi on the north shore. And several restaurants in Waimea are better than many other places you'll find on the rest of the island. Enjoy! -- we did.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Waimea Rental

  • 5 of 5

The Captain's Quarters is located on the "dry" side of Waimea, up in a pleasant, quiet neighborhood known as Nob Hill. Great views of Mauna Kea down to the Kohala coast. At about 2900', the evenings were always a pleasant temperature for sleeping and the daytime temps usually varied from cool mornings to warm afternoons. The house is spacious and comfortable and the kitchen quite well appointed for at home cooking and dining. Loved sitting on the deck for sundowners and grilling fish. Within good walking distance of Waimea Coffee and several great restaurants. A quick drive takes you to local farmers markets and some of the Kohala coast's best beaches. House comes equipped with sufficient beach chairs and boogie boards.

Owners Jay and Diane are very amenable and accommodating. We did overlap for a few days (while they were staying at their smaller "above garage" apartment uphill from the main rental house) but we never felt like this impinged upon our privacy.

Some reviewers have remarked upon the steep driveway, which is a rather common feature for many homes in this hilly area. Something we quickly grew accustomed to negotiating.

All in all, a very comfortable, well-located and well-priced accommodation for a visit to the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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third year back

  • 5 of 5

The Captain's Quarters is a great spot with all the best amenities. Thanks for making it a place we love to return to!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Mauna Kea Beach Resort, Hapuna, Puako Beach
Car: recommended

Parker Ranch, Honokaa a World Historic town, Waipio Valley,

Mauna Kea Observatory, World Class Golfing, Sport fishing out of Kona, Horseback riding, Diving/snorkeling, Manta Dives, Volcano National Park, Akaka Falls, Botanical Gardens, Hilo Town, Kona Home of the Ironman Triathalon, Beach combing, shelling, Surfing, Sailing, Live Kahilu Theater events, Luxury Resort Dining. Hiking. Endless Photography opportunities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.