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 a super friendly, extremely helpful host. Myself and my partner were greeted with complimentary bottle of wine and some other items which was a great surprise. The house is in a beautiful location very close to main strip in waimea. Craig was only to happy to provide any advice on attractions in the area, as well as reading materials to assist with things to do close by. The spa is also great to sit in after those long activity filled days to rest those aching muscles. Would have loved to have stayed longer!
A truly great little place in the best neighborhood of Waimea (dry side). Craig welcomes you with fresh orchids, a refrigerator full of water, soft drinks, beer, wine and champagne and a basket full of chips, candy and nuts. The place is immaculate and comfortable. You spend most of your time on the covered deck admiring the views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. We can't wait to go back.
Great location, great host. My husband and I just returned from a 10 day stay at this wonderful getaway. Apartment was very clean, private and had everything we needed. Craig is a super nice person and does a great job of making you feel welcome. We arrived late and he had the hot tub ready for us. Such a nice treat after a long travel day. The apartment is close to several beaches and highly rated restaurants. If you like preparing your meals there are local farmers markets, two grocery stores and a fresh fish market. (Da Fish House in Kawaihae) Thanks Craig for opening your home and your heart...Already making plans for 'next time'.
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!
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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!