Upcountry Cottage, Perfect Location Close to Town and Beaches!(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-5 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Charming upcountry home, 3 berm, 2 bath, large kitchen and beautiful lanai
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
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Master bedroom with king size bed has a large ensuite bath
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Two full bathrooms.
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View:
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 24 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 20 - Jan 5, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min 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:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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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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Spacious lanai with gas grill for outdoor dining and relaxing
Inviting dining room is easily accessible from the kitchen and living room
Queen size bed in guestroom with large closet
Hibiscus and colorful native plants frame Doi Cottage's entry
private outdoor lanai
Welcoming and spacious living room features large TV and electric fireplace
Large ensuite bath off the master bedroom
Full size guest bathroom
Twin beds in guestroom with large closet
Doi Cottage's exterior features lava rocks and native ohia tree siding
Spacious updated full-size kitchen
The comfortable and private master bedroom with ensuite bath
Moonrise on top of Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea above Waimea
Waiakea (69) beach. 15 minute drive. Beach location! Sunsets on the beach...
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Sunday, May 14, 2017
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