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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

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Jay Chavez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Captain's Quarters on Kamuela's Nob Hill
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
Brooksville, Maine, USA

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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Good, comfortable rental

  • 4 of 5

This rental is a good, quiet choice for those we want to stay in Waimea and enjoy its restaurants and cooler weather. The house is comfortable and provides lovely views of the surrounding hillside and, when the air is clear, the Kohala coastline. The only reason I rated the property with four stars instead of five is the driveway is steep and narrow. Although there is adequate parking on the street below, navigating the steep driveway on foot can be a bit difficult for seniors like me.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quintessential Waimea Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time staying at the Captain's Quarters. The setting of an Aframe meets Waimea views was perfect. Whether we had a rainy night and woke up to make a fire in the stove or a beautiful morning with the birds singing, it was all very perfect for the Waimea experience. The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen is fully stocked and a joy to cook in. The owners are very acommodating as well. We highly recommend this lovely home for your stay in Waimea.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kamuela visit to Captain's Quarters

  • 4 of 5

I was very pleased with the property which for us was in the perfect location. The view was spectacular! The home was quite nice. The driveway was a little tricky but worth the effort and parking on the street is always an option. I would definitely return to the home.

Thank you for this great opportunity to stay in the Captain's Quarters!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Captain's Quarters.

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for a better location. The views are terrific. We chose Waimea for our vacation because of the location. The higher elevation means cooler temps. While it was blazing hot in the afternoons, as soon as the sun sets and the breeze picks up the whole house cools down for perfect sleeping.

The house was spotless and very well furnished. You would move right in and want for nothing. Kitchen nicely stocked with every pot, pan and utensil you could want.

Captain Jay was the perfect host. He introduced himself to us, then left us alone for the entire time we were there.

We will definitely return!

Thanks Captain...

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • 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

Waimea Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2017 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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