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Upcountry Cottage, Perfect Location Close to Town and Beaches!

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Spacious lanai with gas grill for outdoor dining and relaxing


Last updated: 05/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Charming upcountry home, 3 berm, 2 bath, large kitchen and beautiful lanai

Centrally located on the warm and dry side of picturesque Waimea, this comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home is nestled against the town's lush green hills and is just 15 minutes from the world's best beaches. A comfortable family room/office expands living space and affords privacy when used as a home office.

A large fully equipped kitchen leads to a spacious private lanai with gas grill, perfect for outdoor dining and enjoying the mild evening breezes after a day of outdoor activities or sightseeing. The home has high speed wireless internet, and a 42" flat screen for watching your favorite DVDs.

With a gracious front yard, local ohia tree paneling and lava rock fireplace, this home speaks to the colorful heritage of Hawaii's ranch lands.

Located next to Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Doi Cottage offers campus visitors convenient access.

Guests will also enjoy sampling locally grown fruit and produce, as well as handicrafts, from Waimea's farmers markets. Doi Cottage is just a short distance to Anna's Ranch, where visitors can experience the region's Paniola (Hawaiian cowboy) past or shop nearby boutiques. A walk along the seasonal stream bordering the local nature park is a great way to unwind. Given Waimea's central location, spectacular Waipio Valley is just 25 minutes away, while Kailua-Kona is 40 minutes and Hilo is a beautiful 90-minute drive.

Hawaii Island's white sand beaches consistently rank in listings of the world's Top 10. Nearby Hapuna Beach with its half-mile crescent of white sand was recently ranked #3 in the world for best family beaches. Beyond our breathtaking shores, a host of nearby outdoor adventures and exploring the island's varied terrains accommodate those of foot, horseback or sightseeing by car or ATV explorers and hunters.
The late owners of Doi Cottage, Nelson and Eiko Doi, were beloved Waimea residents with deep roots on the Big Island. Nelson’s issei (first generation Japanese immigrant) father, Tadaichi Doi, and mother Chieno raised 6 stalwart sons mainly in Kawaihae. They eked a living fishing, farming, and ultimately running a service station, boat repair shop, and Doi General Store. Theirs was a pivotal, community-centered enterprise. Kamaaina (long-time residents) can relate stories of the Dois’ impact on locals.
Fourth son Nelson, a devoted and respected public servant, served as territorial and state senator, circuit court judge, and lieutenant governor. An avid
student of the US Constitution, he took tremendous pride in working with colleagues to pen the Hawaii State Constitution and gain statehood.
Developer Laurence Rockefeller sought Nelson’s counsel and friendship during the construction of his renown Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. In retirement Nelson used his political capital and negotiation skills to help North Hawaii Community Hospital come to fruition. The Doi legacy affects residents and visitors alike.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/13/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Individuals under age 25 must be accompanied by an adult....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are considered but guests must first get authorization and pay an added fee for the pet stay....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Ensuite full bath off master bedroom...moreless

  • Two full bathrooms.


  • DVD Player
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Doi Cottage enjoys views of the Waimea's green mountains where cows and horses roam. Majestic Mauna Kea rises in the distance. The night sky provides a canopy for star gazing....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    There is a beautiful view of Mauna Kea one of Hawaii's sacred mountains. During the winter months there is a possibility to view snow on the mountain summit. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Kamuela (also know as Waimea) is a beautiful community set against the green hills in the heart of Hawaii Island's picturesque ranch country. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    washing machine and dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace is converted to electric heater for ease of heating when needed....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Comfortable living room with large flat screen TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private drive provides off-street parking for 3-4cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    fully stocked towels and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    washing machine and dryer...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Large fully equipped kitchen leads to outdoor lanai and full size washer and dryer...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    updated appliances...moreless


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Lovely outdoor lanai with gas grill and dining table...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fully enclosed lawn great for kids....moreless



from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
graduation special
Apr 24 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,400 $4,000
Nov 20 - Jan 5, 2018
5 night min stay
$1,995 $6,800
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$1,995 $6,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Departure Cleaning Fee $300
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Pet Fee $250
  • Tax Rate 13.41%


Aloha, Any international bank or credit card charges will be paid by the guest. If you pay with direct deposit the traveler is responsible for the International credit card fee. This total will billed and collected during your stay! Mahalo

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/13/2017
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36 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Water Cafe
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mauna Kea, Hapuna, Mauni Lani, Waikoloa
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Merrimans Waimea
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hapuna Beach

Car: Recommended


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1975

About: The Doi Cottage is still in the Doi family and managed by long time Hawaii Island resident David Doi and his wife Aimee. David was born on the Island of Hawaii and after finishing his studies returned to Hawaii to make Kamuela his permanent home. He believes there is no better place on earth to live! Now after raising their four children they have enjoyed a bit of exploring the world on their own. We found we became lovers of travel and adventure ourselves. We now feel know what is important to have at your fingertips when you are away from your home and you want to comfortable when you are traveling. We hope when you come to our Big Island home you will be able to feel welcome and enjoy the best our Island has to offer.

Why Waimea, Hawaii County, HI, USA:
Charming Doi Cottage is perfectly located for exploring the island in all directions. The Cottage's warmth and updated style make it an inviting and comfortable home away from home. The Cottage's location is close to beautiful beaches, Kamuela town and across from Hawaii Preparatory Academy. This provides much convenience for those visiting the campus.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Property Description This comfortable home on the warm, dry side of picturesque Waimea nestles against the slopes of Kohala Mountain. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch house with a den that can be converted to a 4th bedroom for an additional fee (expanding occupancy to 8) or to a home office. It is ideal for multiple families vacationing together. Its spacious front yard, ohia tree paneling, and lava rock fireplace reflect the heritage of the community that flourished around its vibrant nucleus, Parker Ranch. Amenities A large, fully-equipped kitchen leads to a spacious lanai with a gas grill, allowing outdoor dining in the mild evening breezes. There is a washer and dryer, 42” flat screen TV, and high speed wireless Internet connection. The driveway can accommodate several cars. Central Location These popular spots and attractions are within a short or comfortable driving distance: Hawaii Preparatory Academy – adjacent; Anna’s Ranch which depicts the era of the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) – 5 min.; Waimea Town – farmers markets, shops, boutiques, restaurants, supermarkets, health services, schools, churches, Waimea Park and Anuenue Playground, Ulu La’au (Waimea Nature Park) – 10 min.; spectacular Waipio Valley – 25 min.; quaint Hilo and Hilo Airport– 90 min.; stunning Hawaii Volcano National Park – 2 hours; Hapuna Beach, recently ranked no. 3 among world’s best – 15 min.; and sunny Keahole Airport and Kailua-Kona – 40 min. Other unique sand or rock beaches line the west coastline, inviting outdoor adventures like fishing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, and sunbathing. The island’s varied terrain offers land activities for hikers, zipliners, horseback riders, ATV explorers, and hunters.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/13/2017

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  • Spacious lanai with gas grill for outdoor dining and relaxing

    Spacious lanai with gas grill for outdoor dining and relaxing

  • Inviting dining room is easily accessible from the kitchen and living room

    Inviting dining room is easily accessible from the kitchen and living room

  • Queen size bed in guestroom with large closet

    Queen size bed in guestroom with large closet

  • Hibiscus and colorful native plants frame Doi Cottage's entry

    Hibiscus and colorful native plants frame Doi Cottage's entry

  • Living room

    Living room

  • private outdoor lanai

    private outdoor lanai

  • Waipio Valley

    Waipio Valley

  • Green Sands

    Green Sands

  • Welcoming and spacious living room features large TV and electric fireplace

    Welcoming and spacious living room features large TV and electric fireplace

  • Large ensuite bath off the master bedroom

    Large ensuite bath off the master bedroom

  • Full size guest bathroom

    Full size guest bathroom

  • Twin beds in guestroom with large closet

    Twin beds in guestroom with large closet

  • Doi Cottage's exterior features lava rocks  and native ohia tree siding

    Doi Cottage's exterior features lava rocks and native ohia tree siding

  • Spacious updated full-size kitchen

    Spacious updated full-size kitchen

  • The comfortable and private master bedroom with ensuite bath

    The comfortable and private master bedroom with ensuite bath

  • Moonrise on top of Mauna Kea

    Moonrise on top of Mauna Kea

  • Tropical flowers!

    Tropical flowers!

  • Mauna Kea above Waimea

    Mauna Kea above Waimea

  • Waiakea (69) beach. 15 minute drive. Beach location! Sunsets on the beach...

    Waiakea (69) beach. 15 minute drive. Beach location! Sunsets on the beach...

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 14, 2017

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