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
Craig was the ideal host and went out of his way to make us feel at home and enjoy our stay in the Waimea area. He gave us a warm welcome when we arrived, and the kitchen was stocked with wine, beer, fruit, etc. Craig is the type of host who fully enjoys his guests and treats them with extra class.
The apartment is located in a beautiful place in Waimea, nestled in a quiet area in the hills with gorgeous views from the patio of Mount Mauna Kea and the surrounding countryside. The apartment was better than described, and Craig was an exceptional host. We are already planning to return soon!
Our Stay was excellent! The Waimea Garden Getaway was exactly as it was described, even better actually. The home owner, Craig, greeted us in a kind manner with gifts of food, and drink and even flowers and a Happy fathers day Balloon :), the environment was peaceful and lovely, the air, the view and the Hot tub made everything perfect for us. We were so blessed that Craig went out of his way to make our stay so comfortable and clean and he welcomed our 2 year old son :) . we hope to someday go back to this same spot , just to relax and indulge in the serene environment :)
My husband and I had a fantastic time at Craig's studio in Waimea. I booked it because of the great reviews others had left on air b&b and it did not disappoint! Waimea was a great spot to start and end our days; a great location for seeing both sides of the island. We would definitely stay at Craig's studio again and recommend it to our friends! Thanks for everything Craig!
Craig was the best Air BnB host I've ever had the pleasure of staying with! He has literally thought of everything to make the place feel like home. He's a warm generous soul and the place is absolutely gorgeous!! We loved the quiet deck to sit in the morning and drink the lovely Kona coffee he left us with. Location is really convenient to great food and only 15/20 min from the shore. It was the perfect place to base camp out of to explore the island!
Craig was very welcoming, gave us a tour and a had a nice basket of goodies for us, including wine, fruit, nuts, cereal etc...
Nice neighborhood with a beautiful view. It was really nice of Craig to set me up with towels, a chair and umbrella at the beach at Mauna Kea while my husband golfed. Craig has thought of all necessities in case you forgot something, from subscreen to nail polish remover, he has though of everything. great stay north of Kona away from the tourist traps.
Our host was a great listener, timely with responses, flexible in accommodating our requests and anticipated our needs by providing special amenities. We were pleasantly surprised and felt pampered with personalized service. A true hospitality professional with a great amount of energy and sense of humor.
The accommodations were clean, well furnished, like new and well maintained. The landscaping and neighborhood were delightful and view stunning.
Our stay far exceeded our expectations in every way. Our host made us feel as though we were staying with a close personal friend. We will recommend to all and hope to return again. Mahalo nui loa!
Craig's cottage was simply amazing and was a highlight of my trip to the Big Island.
Upon arrival we were greeted with gifts and a welcoming message. The cottage comes with everything necessary for a holiday.
My partner found it difficult and were sad leaving Craig's cottage.
Thanks again for sharing your amazing property with us.
Dave & Eva
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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!