About This Listing
Be pleasantly surprised by this spacious and light-filled cottage which is adored by all who stay here! It is located on the gorgeous, sunny side of upcountry Waimea, also called Kamuela, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
This private, free-standing, one bedroom ohana cottage with two sunny lanais and great light includes a luxurious queen bed, tiled bathroom with a walk-in shower, comfortable living/dining room, and a fully-equipped kitchen. Your perfect home away from home!
The cottage is a cozy refuge or starting point for the wonderful attractions of our beautiful island. It is conveniently located 45 minutes from the Kona Airport and 1.5 hours from the Hilo Airport. Our gorgeous beaches are 10-15 minutes away. The picturesque town of Waimea is 10 minutes away, quaint Hawi & Honoka'a towns 30 minutes, and Mauna Kea, 60 minutes. We are close to many gourmet restaurants and farmers' markets featuring delicious local fruits, vegetables, and meats as well as wood-fire-baked breads and other products.
Your needs are looked after with many amenities - linens, towels, beach towels as well as beach chairs, mats, and umbrellas. Also included are 2 ice chests & blue ice. Hair drier, floor fan, shopping bags, DVD/CD player with Hawaiian music and movies, snorkel gear & boogie boards are provided for your comfort and enjoyment.
Our 2200' elevation allows for cooler evenings and nights - perfect for deep slumbers!
An excellent resource with information on beaches, hikes, restaurants, and activities is 'Hawaii The Big Island Revealed,' by Andrew Doughty. There is a copy in the cottage for your enjoyment but you might consider purchasing your own before you arrive.
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Interaction with Guests
While sincerely respecting your privacy, we are always happy and available to answer questions and give directions.
Hualalai Cottage's location is ideal for island exploration and beach forays! The neighborhood is safe, friendly, full of birdsong, and a perfect place to walk or jog any time day or night.
We recommend renting a car at either the Kona or Hilo airport to help you see the gorgeous sights all around us. In addition there is a "Hele On" bus ($1) which stops hourly in front of the property to take you to and from Waimea Town.
Other Things to Note
Many of our wonderful guests have mentioned that they sincerely regret not booking longer stays at Hualalai Cottage - and we are grateful to the many who have returned!
Voice of Beauty Skincare, Loring's business, is available for nurturing, luxurious facials in our nearby studio by appointment.
Wash & dry laundry service is available for $15 per load. For guests staying longer than 7 nights, one free load per week is offered along with fresh linens.
Hawaii state/GE & accommodation/TAT taxes of 13.41% are included in the price.
You are welcome to ask about two-night stays.
No smoking/vaping any substance.
Shoes must be removed indoors.
No partying - 10pm quite time.
Pets not allowed.
From Sep 01, 2015 - Apr 30, 2016 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
We had a fantastic stay with Lloyd and Loring. They are very warm friendly people and we really enjoyed talking with them about the island. The cottage is beautiful, very new and updated compared to some of the other island rentals we stayed in. The neighborhood was great too and the area has a lot of the creature comforts of the mainland (Starbucks!).
Hualalai Cottage was absolutely perfect! It was such a nice retreat to return to at the end of the day! Lloyd and Loring are incredible hosts! So friendly, personable, and welcoming! The cottage feels very private and homey. Great view of Mauna Kea from the porch! We would stay here again in a heartbeat! The short drive down to the beach everyday was stunning. We loved spending days down at the resorts, then coming "home" to the calmness in Waimea! The cottage was immaculate and stocked with little things you wouldn't think of packing (pens, scissors, condiments, etc.) thank you thank you thank you Lloyd & Loring for making us feel home away from home!!!
This cottage was perfect. Beaches are nearby as well as good food. Loring's welcome was warm and she was available at anytime. This place is super clean, privacy seems to be the hosts priority in the set up of the cottage and all the beach equipment is ready to use and in good condition. We would stay here again without hesitation. Thanks Lloyd & Loring!
I spent two wonderful nights at Lloyd and Loring's lovely cottage. I didn't meet Lloyd but Loring was very welcoming, friendly and easy to communicate with. The cottage is beautiful, peaceful and private. It's fully equipped with everything you might need. The location is perfect, especially for exploring the northern part of the island. It's a quick drive to some of the best beaches and there are many really great restaurants close by. I hope to be back again soon for a much longer stay!
Amazing place to explore Kohala Coast in Big Island.
The hosts, specially Loring, are super kind and helpful.
The cottage was Very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We really felt at home.
We arrived in Waimea late in the evening after a VERY long day, and we breathed a sigh of relief when we walked into this cottage. It's simple, elegant, immaculately clean, and thoughtfully stocked with everything one might need. The hosts are so warm and welcoming. We wish we could have stayed longer!
we spent two lovely nights at this beautiful cottage. Loring and Lloyd were very welcoming, friendly and the communication was perfect!!
the cottage has everything you need and more! a super comfy bed, the best shower, fully equipped kitchen, tv, bodyboards...
we totally recommend staying here!
About the Host, Lloyd & Loring
Originally from Northern California and Arkansas, and with deep roots here in Hawaii, we have made our home in the sweet town of Waimea since 2003. We love our little spot of paradise on the Big Island and would love to share it with you too!