About this listing
Enjoy a very private apartment in the heart of Waimea, at the base of the Kohala mountains. A separate lanai entrance opens to a lush backyard with avocado trees and views of the volcanoes in the distance. The covered lanai has outdoor seating with a 4 person hot tub, and a large grill for evening meals. Inside is a 46" flat screen HD TV with a surround sound stereo, and wifi. The open style has a comfy full bed for two and a blowup bed for your kids. The kitchenette is fully stocked with a hot plate, toaster oven, frig, and a dishwasher. The bathroom has a nice, large shower.
Hike to waterfalls from your door, or be at gorgeous beaches in 15 minutes. Beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach towels are there for you as well as everything else you will need for ocean fun. Walk, catch the shuttle, or drive from this exclusive neighborhood to Waimea for shopping, restaurants, and farmers markets. Spend your days exploring the island, come home to soak in the hot tub, and head out for dinner at Merrimans, Pau, Red Water cafe, Luna's or the Blue Dragon - all only minutes away! Aloha!
no shoes in the house
quiet hours after 9pm
make arrangements with the
owner to use the washer/dryer
2 people with 1 or 2 small children is fine
Two things 1. Waimea is the place you want to stay to visit the North of the Island, not only it is half way between the east and the west coast, but it is charming, people are lovely, food choices are very good and the landscape is beautiful! 2. When staying in Waimea, you have to stay at Craig's! He is probably the best host we've ever had, welcoming, caring, funny and thoughtful! also the studio is charming, convenient and decorated with good taste, there is everything you might need in it and the view is very nice.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Craig's place in Waimea. Craig was an exceptional host and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. The cottage was so cozy and nicely decorated and had everything we needed. The view from the deck is lovely and one of our favorite things was to relax on the deck and enjoy the breeze during the day and the hot tub in the evenings. The neighborhood is one of the nicest in Waimea and we enjoyed walking in the mornings and looking at all the beautiful houses. The town of Waimea is so charming and offers a cooler climate than the coast so it was refreshing to come back to some coolness after spending the day in the sun. Waimea is a great location as it provides easy access to both the Kona and Hilo side of the island. Thank you Craig for the wonderful accommodations, all the yummy treats and all that you did to make our stay so enjoyable. We hope to return again very soon.
My husband and I love Craig's place! This was our second time staying here, and we were so happy to return. The studio is perfectly appointed - comfortable bed, sitting area, eat-in kitchen, great shower, delicious amenities, and a fantastic lanai with a hot tub and perfect place to view the stars at night, the morning sunrise, and when the sky is perfectly clear, the Mauna Kea observatory.
We also love being in Waimea, which has an ideal climate for cooling down in the evening and at night, delicious restaurants at all price points, grocery stores and cafes, and only a 20-minute drive to the Big Island's best white-sand beaches on the Kohala Coast! On this trip, we also visited the nearby Waipio Valley for a great hike and drove to Hilo to see the famous farmer's market and stock up on papayas and other local produce.
Best of all, Craig is the perfect host. He is friendly, outgoing, generous, genuinely loves welcoming visitors into his home, and is a great source of local wisdom and advice on the Big Island. We hope to be back soon!
The place was amazing and Craig was an unbelievable host. He thought of everything and stocked our fridge before we arrived. Great views from the terrace at breakfast and it was nice to soak in a hot tub after a day of hiking up and down the hills of Waipio valley. The place is small but has everything you can possibly need!
Absolutely amazing studio! Outstanding location, outstanding facilities, outstanding host! It was the perfect end to our time on the Big Island. Craig is so generous and personable, leaving welcome gifts such as wine and a fruit bowl and showing us how to use the hot tub. It's a really peaceful, relaxing place and at times we were reluctant to go out and explore because staying in was such an appealing option!
Wow, not sure I've ever slept so sound. The bed, the breeze...the hottub at bedtime, the beer!! And what a sweet, accommodating host!
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful Waimea location. Peaceful nights made for great rest and kitchen enough to make coffee and light breakfast. The lanai was a premier place to begin and end the day. We were very happy to enjoy the hot tub during a cool morning rain. Craig was a most gracious host and had provided everything we needed before we even realized we needed it. A great place to base out of for your Kohala adventures!
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About the Host, Craig
I have lived in Waimea, on the Big Island, for 38 years. As the Director of Tennis at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, which is rated in the top 10 in the world, I take pride in my job and the life that I have created here. Over that time, I have volunteered in the community, coaching kids in soccer and tennis, and fortunate to have been inducted into the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame in June of 2005. It gives me great pleasure to see people of all ages having fun and gaining confidence through sports!
My daughters were born and raised here, in this beautiful community, on this incredible island. Now that they are grown and have their own lives elsewhere, I would like to share my home with others. I have stocked it with everything you will need, so just come, relax and have a wonderful island experience!