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Hale Kukui / Waimea Guest House

Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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Hale Kukui is the largest portion of a charming historic home in Hawaii, centrally located close to town and the BEST beaches on the Big Island. This Suite has exclusive access to a large very well equipped kitchen, dining area and living room.

The space

This is a beautiful fully appointed Historic Hawaiian Home which has several suites which makes it ideal for family reunions and retreats. Hale Kukui (House of Light) is the largest (main) portion of the house and sleeps 6 people comfortably. If you need more room we can add the Library, Ohia, Lehua, and Hibiscus Suites for an additional charge. With all Suites open the house can accommodate up to 12 family members easily. Everyone has their own privacy and all can gather in the main part of the home (Hale Kukui) for meals and parties. This home is surrounded by large shade trees with a large outdoor deck and is beautifully landscaped. It is only 10-15 minutes from the best beaches on the island. We offer WIFI & CABLE TV. This property is located in a safe residential, sunny side neighborhood in Waimea (aka Kamuela) Nestled at the base of the Kohala Mountains, the gateway to gorgeous rolling green pastures of "up-country" Big Island Paniolo country. Historic and charming town that offers a multitude of great dining, galleries, and cooler climate which is great to return to after a day baking on the beach! Horse back riding, star gazing at world renown astronomy centers, zip-lines, hiking, are just a few of the activities that are easily accessible from the great central location. The Farmers Markets are the BEST on the island!

Guest access

Guests have exclusive access to 2 bedrooms (2 queen beds and one full) a large well equipped kitchen, large dining and living room and bathroom.

Interaction with guests

There is a resident manager available in the mornings and evenings to help if need be. Johanna lives in a small cottage in back of the house. There are 2 other independent suites on site as well. They do NOT share facilities with Hale Kukui.

Other things to note

Free WIFI and TV available at all times. Beach equipment (towels, chairs, snorkles, etc available upon request)

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Indoor fireplace
Wireless Internet

Extra people $10 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee $100
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Non-smoking property


5 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Devin User Profile
July 2017
We greatly appreciated Barrie's fast response times. Getting to the location was easy and simple. We were spending most of our time in Waimea for work, and this location worked well! There were 3 of us in our group, and this gave us plenty of space to work with. The house was very bright with natural light.

Anne User Profile
March 2017
It is a lovely large house, very well appointed, clean, beautifully decorated and close to many great things to do on the Big Island. If you need a very quiet setting and total privacy, keep in mind it is a free standing house with several suites and thin walls in between and that is very close to a busy road.

Sue User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful garden in quiet neighborhood. The home is 'Old Hawaiian' and just lovely with plenty of room. It's nicely furnished with everything you need. The host and caretaker were there when you needed them but not intrusive at all. Barrie's description of the location is accurate.

Michel User Profile
October 2016
Awesome house, we really felt at home. Johanne and Barry were so kind! We certainly will stay here the next time we travel to the Big Island. The shower is excellent, the kitchen very well equipped, the beds very good and the house beautiful! Mahalo Johanne and Barry

Judith User Profile
October 2015
First of all, you want to stay in Waimea if you are on the Big Island. It is a beautiful, accessible small town with a fantastic climate and all the amenities. Then, you will be very fortunate to have Barrie Rose and Johanna as your hosts. They were more than gracious and accommodating. This part of the Waimea Guest House is huge. A very large well equipped kitchen, a spacious and beautifully decorated living room, large bedroom with two beds, and a library with a pull down bed. The single bathroom is a caution for multiple families, unless you are quite friendly! The patios and other outside spaces are lovely, and the views are terrific from both inside and outside. The area is quiet, with night skies that are not to be believed. We were more than pleased with our stay.

Robert User Profile
March 2015
Our family enjoyed our stay at Hale Kukui. Joanna met us and gave us a tour of the house. She was available to answer questions about the house and to do things like show us the house boogie boards and snorkel equipment. We really appreciated having her available. The house was beautiful. The kitchen was filled with everything you might want to do some serious cooking. It was a cool, comfortable refuge after our days on the beach.

Julia User Profile
March 2015
We arrived at night and the house was illuminated for us. The moment we entered it we felt like home. The house is very inviting, tastefully decorated and bright. As described. Not to mention the beautiful backyard and the chickens my son loved to feed. Besides visiting the neighbor, meet their cat and take a smell at their roses. Thanks to Barrie and Johanna! And to the neighbor!

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Waimea, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in February 2009
Barrie User Profile

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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