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Hilltop Haven - Experience Hawaii in All its Beauty

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Studio living at its best, Queen Bed, Bath with washer/dryer, kitchen and more.

Hilltop Haven was brand new, 2010, and was previously listed for 5 years on vacationrentals, little brother to VRBO.

Very modern and as we like to say better than the Hilton at a fraction of the cost. We want you to be able to experience Hawaii and the Big Island to its fullest without spending a great amount on your lodging. And yet you will love your accommodations so much you may not want to leave. Secure and peaceful, a common comment is about the attention to detail. That and the great sleeps our guests have.

* Economical in price, but luxuriant in the amenities will be your home away from home as you explore and enjoy paradise. The Big Island has 11 of the world's 13 climactic zones so you will most always find the sun & adventure somewhere!

* Central location to the best Big Island tourist attractions including: Kohala Coast golf courses, Volcano National Park, Waipio Valley, zip lines (at least 8 to choose from), Mauna Kea Observatories and world renown beaches such as Hapuna (listed by Conde Naste in the world's top 10), Mauna Kea, 'A' Bay, Spencer's and many more just 15 to 30 minutes away.

* Finest restaurants in Hawaii right in the town of Waimea (walking distance), home of the world famous Parker Ranch, one of the largest working ranches in the USA, with one of their green pastures just outside our front door.

* Talk story with hosts willing to share their experiences of the island and to provide unique experiences. You'll remember your stay with much fondness and aloha!


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, Canadian, eh!
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 375 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Children Welcome:

    Due to the limited space, we reserve the right to allow one child only. We do have a roll away available....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Roll away cot is available....moreless

  • Studio bedroom with very comfortable Queen bed.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Granite countertop, single sink, but large counter area and drawers for you to make yourself at home. Large walk-in shower with optional shower heads and a shower bench. Stacking washer/gas dryer....moreless

Other Amenities

  • "aloha lomilomi" writes: If I could rate Hilltop Haven as a 10 stars experience, I would! Everything as you see, plus the aloha from the host Patsy and Dale gave us the freedom as well as the friendly advice of the island. Dale took us into Waipi'o Valley which was a dream come true for us. Sleeping in the mist with just a drive down the hill into the sunshine and coming back to a fireplace, warm shower and a cozy bed. Truly the best place to stay on the Big Island. Many Thanks! -written November....moreless


  • Books:

    A copy of the "bible" of touring the Big Island, "The Big Island Revealed" or better known as "the Blue Book" along with other reading material....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH Network and Glorystar satellite Television...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Only a few blocks to downtown Waimea and all amenities...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular views of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai, with our back to the Kohala Mountains and Parker Ranch...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Outdoor shower to rinse off after the beach if desired....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear and picnic chest available...moreless

Building Type

  • House


from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$850 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.4%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Water Cafe
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mauna Kea Resort
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hapuna or Spencer's

Car: Necessary

Here you are central to all the wonder and nature that the Big Island affords. 30 minutes to the beautiful North end of the island and 90 miles to Volcano National Park, with endless attractions and things to do and see in between.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Dale & Patsy moved to Hawaii from Canada in 2005, one of the best decisions we made. A building contractor and a Physical Therapist, we are committed to making your stay memorable and healing in every way.

Why the Owner Chose Waimea, Hawaii County, HI, USA:
The following is what some of our guests have to say SB from Honolulu 'Beautiful home and warm hospitality. Thanks so much...' CA from Edmonton, AB 'The wonderful company of you guys and letting us stay in your beautiful home was awesome. I really enjoyed the golf and zipline and snorkeling. The drive to Waipio was unbelievable. Thank you for your second to non hospitality' BA from Sedgewick, AB 'I enjoyed the tours throughout the vast countryside and different climates. Definitely will be back to SNUBA and dive again and to go zip-lining. Thank you so much!' S&B F from WA 'Hilltop Haven was absolutely the perfect home - away- from home for us. The studio apt. is comfortable, homey and provided for our every need down to the last detail. The location was perfect for us.' L&B G from Sask. 'This has been an incredible vacation...the sights underwater were awesome. Dale, our trip to the Waipio Valley was definitely a little like heaven.' K&J B from CA. 'We enjoyed visiting your island. Waimea is a great little town. We understand why you choose to live here. The studio room that we stayed in was lovely' D&P W from CA 'Sure hate to leave this beautiful location and wonderful studio. The pictureson your site don't do the room justice, and we will certinaly recommend your place to others. DL from CA 'Beautiful home, friendly people, wonderful weather, wish I could stay longer. Thanks for your hospitality... PS I left my heart in Hawaii.' B&B A from GA 'Hilltop Haven definitely did not disappoint, but instead it far exceeded our expectations. The town of Waimea is so lovely. We enjoyd using your studio as our starting point for adventures to Two Step for snorkeling, a breathtaking drive to S. Kona, shopping, exploring the resort areas, taking in a beautiful sunset at A Bay and a nice drive through Cowboy Country and on up to Hawi. While we are sad to be leavingthe Big Island we know & trust that the time we spent here will forever live on in our memories.

The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
We are located at 2,900 ft. elevation, perched above Waimea and with an eagle's view of the island. We could never have imagined a more perfect spot. No central heat (we do have fireplaces, one even in your studio but it is highly unlikely you will need it) and no air-conditioning, there just is no need. We sleep 365 nights of the year under covers instead of tossing and turning feeling too hot and sticky. If you enjoy people but like having your own private space where it is peace and quiet. An almost rural setting yet you are just minutes away from the best the Island of Hawaii has to offer in restaurants, resorts and amenities. The studio itself is so fully contained, yet comfortable, with Queen bed, sitting and dining areas, full kitchen, entertainment center with DISH network satellite TV, and sound/video systems. The owners have tried to think of everything, coffee maker, toaster, blender, microwave, even a white noise machine just in case it is too quiet for you.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Canadian, eh!
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

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  • Snow capped Mauna Kea

    Snow capped Mauna Kea

  • Comfortability


  • Fireplace and entertainment center

    Fireplace and entertainment center

  • from gas range to blender, this has it all

    from gas range to blender, this has it all

  • Bath and so much more

    Bath and so much more

  • The "cattle on the thousand hills", Parker Ranch right across the street.

    The "cattle on the thousand hills", Parker Ranch right across the street.

  • Pololu Valley, North end of the island

    Pololu Valley, North end of the island

  • Deep within Waipio

    Deep within Waipio

  • Poinsettias at Christmas time.

    Poinsettias at Christmas time.

  • Friendly geckos at one of our favorite spots, "The Coffee Shack"

    Friendly geckos at one of our favorite spots, "The Coffee Shack"

  • Your own private entrance

    Your own private entrance

  • Relax like a King & Queen

    Relax like a King & Queen

  • Super well appointed kitchen

    Super well appointed kitchen

  • Dine in class

    Dine in class

  • ....this is some of the "more"

    ....this is some of the "more"

  • Mauna Kea Observatories at almost 14,000 feet

    Mauna Kea Observatories at almost 14,000 feet

  • Fabulous Waipio Valley - the Valley of Kings

    Fabulous Waipio Valley - the Valley of Kings

  • the Ohia

    the Ohia

  • Take a chocolate tour

    Take a chocolate tour

  • Hawaii at sunset - just before the green flash.

    Hawaii at sunset - just before the green flash.

VRBO #694518

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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