This is a lovely suite located in Waimea (aka Kamuela). It can accommodate up to 4 guests for a very reasonable fee. There are 2 twin beds and a queen size bed, a well equipped kitchenette, private bathroom and a lovely garden lanai! 2 nt minimum
Ohia Lehua Suite is in a charming historic Hawaiian home and has 2 rooms with a queen size bed and 2 twin beds, beautifully furnished (turnkey). There is a lovely garden lanai for outdoor dining and there is a private bathroom and a kitchenette with a 1/2 size refrigerator, microwave, electric rice cooker and skillet. There is also a barbeque on the property if you would like to cook out doors. We have WIFI, TV/DVD, and quite an array of beach equipment and beach towels. This is fully furnished and only about 10 minutes away from the BEST beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii! Looking forward to meeting you!
Sunny Garden Lanai
Interaction with Guests
Usually once a day
Safe and friendly residential area
There is a public shuttle to town which is about 2 miles from the Guest House. It is about 1/4 block to catch the shuttle
Other Things to Note
The guest house is conveniently located close to the best beaches on the island and other points of interest.
We really enjoyed the visit...the unit is nice and cozy! Great to get to know Johanna and see all the cool work she does on tiny homes. Location was perfect for hopping over to Hapuna beach or up to Kohala. Looking forward to spending more time in Waimea...thanks again!
Johanna greeted us warmly and directed us to our accommodations. We did not end up in the Ohia Lehua Suite but the Hibiscus suite, which was very nice and i highly recommend it. The neighborhood was quiet and the grounds were nicely kept.
The guest suite is beautiful and well-equipped. I slept so well here, very quiet and comfortable. DO ask Barrie to recommend local art and theater happenings before you go- she seems to be the community culture maven.
We were looking for an affordable place to stay in Hawaii, plain and simple. What we found was so much more. When we arrived, it was after dark. Joanna met us on the street and walked us back to our suite. The odor of Ylang Ylang was so sweet and welcoming as we walked onto the porch. The space is small, but lovingly decorated.
We had a series of "adventures" involving water drenched cell phones and sea urchin wounds which Joanna went out of her way to help us with. We were there with our two children and felt very welcome and our kids enjoyed playing with the dogs
We met and interacted with the other family and older woman who were staying in the other suites and there was a really nice community feel about the whole place.
If you are looking for a spot on the beach with lots of room to sprawl out, this is not the place for you. The kitchen is small and there is not a great space to eat dinner, although there is a small table on the porch and the weather is condusive to outside eating.
Overall, we had a great experience here and would absolutely go again and stay here. Next time, we might try and rent one of the bigger suites.
We loved our stay in the Ohia Lehua Suite - private entrance, two room suite with a lounging living room area and clean, comfortable bedroom (murphy's bed) with a kitchenette. Barrie and Johann were gracious hosts and gave us the private time that we were looking for. If we had any questions they were happy to answer them. Johann even lives in the most adorable tiny house on the back of the property (that she built herself) - a MUST SEE!
Weimea is a great little town just down the road (5 min drive) with everything you need food and entertainment wise.. and if you go the opposite direction (toward the coast-10-15min drive) beach 69 is not to be missed.
We really had such a lovely time staying with Barrie and Johann and next time we are back to this side of the island we wouldn't hesitate to stay with them again.
after a day of chasing waterfalls in the rain on the east side of the island we ended up at the house. Great location right off the major highway to any direction for the next day. As i followed the trail to the rental i slipped and almost fell on the slick flat rock dirt path leading to the stairs. Once inside we got aqainted with the surroundings. Not much time for that no yard, small rooms, and small bath. We then looked for a heat source because the door was left open all day so it was chilly and in fact never did warm up. There was plenty of blankets but we both slept in our clothes. The next day we took off for more sites and was back just after lunch and that's when we started to notice everything. With the door shut and no fresh air coming in the moldy dingy dust smell started to set in. The shower curtain had mold build up and the furniture hadn't been moved for a long time showing dust build up. So basically the cleaning deposit is a joke as well as the place the tv was tiny 80's tiny and snowy picture to boot. You can grill if you want to cook on a dirty grill with no tools. By far the worst place we have ever stayed at. A person would be better off staying at a hostel at least they wouldn't be disapointed, and have some more money in there pocket.
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I have lived on the Big Island of Hawaii for 35 years and have chosen the best place on the island to live and offer accommodations to travelers. I can offer you insights on where to go and what is important to see while here on the island. An entrepreneur I have MANY interests from sustainability, to designing and decorating homes, gardening, and healthy living in general. My 2 daughters were born here on the Big Island where they love to return and bring all of their friends to share their most favorite beaches and adventures. As a realtor I know the different micro-climates & communities of the island extremely well and should you have an interest in re-locating to this island I would be happy to assist. I couldn't possibly live without clean air, pure water, sunshine and great community! When I go "holo holo" for a few days I choose either Volcano or Kapoho as my favorite little get-away places on the island.