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
Everything about Craig's place is like he describes it, only better. The apartment is very private, very cute and very comfortable. This was our second visit and we love having breakfast on the deck, with the amazing views and overlooking the beautiful garden. Everything about this place is pure magic, and then there's Craig. His attention to detail is incredible and is only matched by his generosity and his hospitality. Everything you need is there, from snacks to snorkle gear.
The neighborhood is quiet, and the village of Waimea is very nice. People are friendly and there's a selection of restaurants from big chain fast food to one of the best restaurants on the island. After a long day at the beach, or sweating in a car (or helicopter) during sightseeing, it's so nice to return to the relative cool and quiet of Waimea. The amount of must-see sights within easy driving distance is mind boggling. And then there are the beaches, one of the best beaches in the US is less than 20 minutes' drive away.
We love Craig and we love his place, we will be back!
Craig was the most generous and gracious host! We arrived famished after a long day of travel and Craig not only had a slew of snacks laid out for us, but within minutes, he worked his magic to secure us a table at a local favorite - one Christmas Eve, nonethless!
The location was incredible. A short, scenic drive separated our beautiful home in the foothills from the Big Island's most gorgeous beaches to the west and secluded coast lines to the north. The town of Waimea had so much charm and was the perfect launching point for all of our adventures!
We loved the hot tub, luxurious shower, tranquil backyard, and beach accessories along with the amenities of a plush resort! Craig is a Professional with a capital 'P'!
Craig - we'll be back and thank you for everything!
This is such a great place- I don't want to let the word out,. But seriously, Craig's Garden Getaway is perfectly as described. Comfortable, clean, inviting and relaxing. Craig's hospitality is unmatched. The apt is equipped with everything. Loved the location and town of Waimea. Hope to be back some day.
My companion and I had a delightful time at Craig's Getaway. It was exactly as described if not nicer! We couldn't have asked for a more gracious host and Craig provided drinks, beer, wine, snacks and more to make us feel at home. Next time we're on Hawaii, I hope Craig's place is available!
Craig made our stay extremely comfortable and as a result we had a lot of fun exploring the Big Island. Whatever we needed - especially in these times of restricted baggage and toileteries allowance by airlines - was there. We didn't have to make any of the trips to the store upon our arrival. His experience in the tourism industry reflects in the way he has taken care of the property and takes care of his guests. We really appreciate the welcome amenities kit which was full of goodies and also the Big Island guides he had in the living room. We so enjoyed the beach thanks to the beach chairs and umbrella he has for the guests. And the hot tub at the end of the day is so relaxing.
Neighborhood is quite and well maintained. Lots of stores close-by. A little far if you want to check out Volcanoes National Park after sunset. Drive back can be a drag as it gets very dark and lonely on the Big Island.
Thanks Craig for everything. He's been one of our top Air B&B host so far!
We loved staying in Craig's space, a beautiful studio in a beautiful land! Craig was very helpful and accommodating before and during our stay, adding a personal touch to the space that made us feel very welcome even before we arrived~the hot tub was such a treat too! Thank you for the wonderful experience, Craig, we would love to return someday! Aloha!
We stayed on a second week at Craig's place. See previous review for this fabulous studio and caring, generous host. If you get to stay here you will be in for a rare Big Island treat!
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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!