About this listing
Hualalai Cottage is a spacious and light-filled cottage 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 which includes hot plate, refrigerator, microwave, toaster-oven, pots, dishes, utensils, coffee makers, grinder, & water purifier. 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 for your comfort & enjoyment are 2 ice chests & blue ice. BBQ, hair drier, ceiling fans, shopping bags, DVD/CD player with Hawaiian music and movies, snorkel gear & boogie boards.
The second bed is a single, automatically inflatable airbed for use on the floor. A foam topper as well as linens are provided for your comfort.
Our 2200' elevation allows for cooler evenings and nights - perfect for deep slumbers! For your comfort do pack a sweater or sweatshirt.
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.
You have your own off-street parking space, a private entry path with security lights to the cottage entrance, and two private lanais.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the main house but most likely you will rarely see us. And 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 $10 per load. For guests staying longer than 7 nights, one free load per week is offered along with fresh linens.
Hawaii state GE & TAT taxes are included in the price. W01395054-01
No smoking/vaping any substance
No pets and no friends' pets allowed
Shoes must be removed indoors
Your wonderful children of any age are a *third person*
9pm-9am quite time
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!