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Ohia Lehua Cottage - Waimea

Bedrooms 1
Space 540 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom,1 Bath, Sleeps 2-3 (sofabed in living room)

Ohia Lehua Cottage In Waimea (Kamuela) Hawaii. Just 20 minutes from South Kohala Coast, Hapuna Beach, Mauna Kea Beach. Charming one bedroom cottage in up country Waimea (Kamuela) Hawaii. Elevation is about 2500 feet and provides for a cooler climate. We are also within walking distance of the Saturday Farmers Market. Ohia Lehua Cottage is a one bedroom cottage with a wood burning fireplace, full bath, fully equipped kitchenette. Beach/picnic equipment available upon request(boogie boards, skim boards, snorkel equipment , etc). No smoking inside or outside of this property allowed. All reservations require photo ID at check-in.

Linda Kaapu
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Linda Kaapu

E komo mai! Welcome to Ohia Lehua Cottage, managed by local owners David and Linda! We were both raised on the Big Island, where we have established our businesses and raised our three girls in the small town of Waimea. We are both involved in the community, and have had endless experiences on the Big Island, from hiking in the valleys to fine dining on the beach. So, if you are looking for an adventure or a quiet getaway around the island, do not hesitate to ask! From Hilo, to Kona, from mauka (mountain) to makai (ocean), back to our home in Waimea, the opportunities are limitless. (#W40904842-01)

Linda Kaapu purchased this cottage in 2014


Kamuela Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full Bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One Queen bed in bedroom, one sofabed in living room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Ohia Lehua Cottage - Waimea
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Waimea-Kamuela Cool, convenient, comfortable and well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 7th visit to Hawaii and our 2nd trip to the Big Island. Linda and David have a great cottage with everything you need. Waimea was cool at night, sometimes foggy and sometimes clear (felt like home in San Francisco Bay Area). You can drive for 10 minutes and be dry and another 10 and you're on the great beaches. You're also situated very well with a great view of Mauna Kea, and can get to the saddle road quicker than staying in Kona or the resorts. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. The bed was nice with lots of windows for that great HI breeze. The cottage is in a very quiet neighborhood just outside of Waimea which is a great town all around. Linda and David were super friendly getting us checked in and showing us around and even delivered us some fresh fruit, banana bread and drinks on arrival. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate comfortable cottage. Lovely helpful host!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were able to visit most of the of the Big Island's sights from our base here in Wamea and do some snorkeling at the fabulous Captain Cook Cove in Kona as well. Host Linda was very helpful and the cottage was immaculate, included everything we needed (including a cooler and ice packs!), and was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, comfortable and a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been to the big island several times. This was our first stay in Waimea. We loved it!

All the extra touches that Linda put in made the visit extra welcoming. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

The beautiful setting was perfect after two weeks in the high density of Kona. The weather was also very different.....the accommodations are "comfortable cozy" and private. Our hosts Zachary and Linda were conscientious and enjoyable. The price point is spot on. We had a wonderful six night stay. Two cautions which were not a problem for us: have some warm clothes because the temp did get into the 50's.....plan on keeping your meals simple because it is an economy kitchen, but it was well equipped. We had access to a washer and dryer and larger refrigerator in the garage. This property fit all our needs and expectations.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quiet, comfortable place for an extended stay on the Big Island in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this cottage (or home I would say) for 18 days in December. The purpose of my trip was to explore the Big Island for potential rentals for a year for me and my wife now that we're both retired. Pros: (1) Linda and her husband were 100% accommodating when I had a question or needed anything. A+ for graciousness. Examples: all the firewood I wanted for the winter nights with unusual cold spell for December. (At a refreshing 2500 ft above sea level.) And that firewood -- small logs as heavy as cast iron, Hawaiian hardwood that burns for hours.

(2) Fully furnished kitchen. No dishwasher and small sink, but that was all fine even though I cooked almost all meals for myself.

(3) New huge capacity washer and dryer in the attached garage, with soap provided and it is for the renter (just me) only!

(4) Beautiful countryside landscape with a variety of local trees and lots of birds with all their different songs. Great star gazing at night in the clear mountain air in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Keck Astronomical Observatory is nearby, with their office between this home and town.

(5) Super comfortable mattress in the large bedroom with antique wood desk. Wifi worked great.

(6) Paved driveway with parking place right next to front door.

Cons: the only thing I can come up with for cons is that this little neighborhood is not easy walking distance to town. It is walkable to the farmer's and crafts market on Saturdays, but it's another 15-minute or so (not sure of exact distance) further walk to Waimea (aka Kamuela) town. If you are expecting restaurants and nightlife steps from your rental home, this is not it. But if you don't mind driving 5-10 minutes, you're fine. It was only an issue for me because I can't drive at night and I was traveling solo.

Summary: I recommend this rental if you want a quiet, comfortable retreat with approximately 30-minute access to the Hamakua Coast or North or South Kohala Coast, this is a great place.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage in a lovely, convenient setting

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our comfortable, 4-night stay here. We chose this location to be our home base for seeing the north end of the island. We loved the drive on Rte. 250 over the mountain to Hawi. It was also very convenient for doing the horseback ride through Waipi’o Valley. We definitely got the flavor and an appreciation for the ‘upcountry’ part of the island.

The cottage has a very pretty setting with a big yard, big trees, and mountain views. While there was some always-changing weather that seemed to blow in across the top of the mountain, we did see a beautiful, star-filled night sky that took our breath away.

Because of the intermittent breezy, misty weather and cooler temperatures, we did use the nice little wood-burning stove. My husband enjoys fire building and tending, and it gave the cottage more of a ‘cabin’ feel.

The cottage had all the desired conveniences, and Linda thoughtfully provided some beautiful fresh fruit, Kona coffee, and an ample amount of firewood. Restaurants in Waimea were easy to get to, especially the Fish and the Hog!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 14.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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