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An Absolute Gem! Ideal Location for Exploring Hawaii Island.

Brett Kennelly

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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An Absolute Gem! Ideal Location for Exploring Hawaii Island.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Waimea - Kamuela Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Located 3 miles out of town on the sunny side of upcountry Waimea, the Carriage House Cottage as it is often described, provides an ideal location for exploring the beautiful Island of Hawaii. Beach goers will enjoy the short ten minute drive to Hapuna and Mauna Kea beaches, while those who want to take to the road and explore all the island has to offer will find this desirable location an ideal choice.

Located in the heart of the famous Parker Ranch, nearby historic Waimea provides you with stunning pastoral views, unique shops, terrific restaurants and the small town Paniolo charm famous throughout Hawaii.

Located thirty five minutes from the Kona airport, and an hour and fifteen minutes from the Hilo airport, this central location provides easy access to the entire island including the famous Kona coffee district, Hawi, the Kohala and Hamakua coasts, as well as Hilo and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Waimea is also the most convenient location for those who wish to visit the Mauna Kea Summit and visitors center.

The carriage house is a fully detached private guest cottage on a third acre lot within the South Kohala View Estates Subdivision. With off street parking, private entrance and fully furnished accommodations, you will find this an excellent choice for your next visit to Hawaii Island.

These are just a few of the comments we often hear from our guests. 'Wow, this is lovely' 'It looks just like the pictures' 'It's so clean' 'The location is so convenient' 'It is so well designed and appointed, I could live here' 'You should be charging more' :)

We're confident you too will enjoy the Carriage House Cottage.

Keywords: Charming cottage. Private. Central Air-conditioning.

Fully equipped. High speed wireless. HD TV

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brett Kennelly (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2015

About Brett Kennelly

My wife was born and raised in Hawaii, while I was raised in the San Francisco Bay area. We enjoy gardening, walks along the coast, sunsets at the beach and tinkering on the house, just to name a few.

Brett Kennelly purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Brett Kennelly chose Waimea - Kamuela

Although I was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, my wife was from Hawaii. As a child growing up in Hawaii, she always dreamed of living in Kamuela (Waimea) We purchased the property while still living in CA and planned to build a rental home. After living here, we've come to love this very unique place and decided to stay. Based on responses from guests, we believe you will feel the same.

What makes this cottage unique

Charming and Cozy, the carriage house is your home away from home during your stay on Hawaii island.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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An Absolute Gem! Ideal Location for Exploring Hawaii Island.
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
5

Very clean

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice rental unit. The unit is clean. The unit has a nice tiled shower. It is a good location to explore that part of the island - close to Mauna Kea, Waipio Valley, and some nice beaches. The unit has a washer and dryer which is also very nice. ----we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful, clean and well-stocked, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We struggled to find the right property to rent and are so happy we found this guest cottage. There are so many pluses: it is new, clean, so much storage, thoughtfully stocked with some aloe, sunscreen, soap, shampoo. The location is prefect - 10 minutes to a nice little beach at the bottom of the hill, 15-20 to some of the best beaches on the island, 10 to Waimea with food, gas, restaurants, and not *too awful to get to Volcanos, waterfalls, and summit (have caffeine ready for the drive back - it's brutal!) The big island has so much to offer and this was a perfect home base. The lounge chairs provided were super comfy and easy to carry. Boogie boards were provided (but no snorkel in case you were counting on it). Brett was a great host, helpful and friendly but hands off which we prefer. The only negatives, which may not matter to everyone, but I'm listing them here in case they are a "must" for someone considering renting, is that there is no pool (but a beach only 10 minutes away!) and the views aren't perfect. You won't have a lanai to sit on and watch the ocean and drink morning coffee or watch sunsets . If I could add anything, it would be this. Otherwise, really exceptional place and we would return and recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Washington
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Was a perfect place to spend two weeks, weather was iffy, but the Carriage House was perfect and the Kennelly's wonderful hosts. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a restful, comfortable vacation home.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wisconsin
5

Great little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We found this place to be very comfortable and clean with all the amenities one needs. Close to the beaches or the northern part of the island it was easy to get to.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Flagler Beach, FL
5

Didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful way to start off our first visit to the big island! The previous reviews were very flattering, so after rethinking our home base location, we decided to give this listing a try. We are SO glad we did! Waimea is a great place to stay if you want to explore as much of the island as possible.

The carriage house is even more beautiful than the photos show. After a long day of exploring, it was a treat to come “home” to such a clean & comfortable space. We cooked several meals there & were pleased to find condiments & other basics such as sunscreen provided. Previous renters had left behind items like bottled water & the owners were thoughtful enough to leave them for us. Less time in the grocery store = more time for exploring. Yes, the carriage house is near the road, but as previous reviews mentioned, it really isn’t an issue (and I’m an extremely light sleeper).

Right from the very first inquiry, Brett was quick to respond to any questions we had. He has wonderful advice & if it hadn’t been for him, we might have missed the beautiful north shore area. Both he & his wife were very respectful of our privacy – such great hosts. Thank you both for giving us the opportunity to stay with you! – it was very hard to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Home Base for Exploring the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed with this little Waimea cottage--both the location and amenities made it the perfect launching point for our adventure seeking honeymoon. We arrived quite late (about 11:30pm) and the owner was up, cheerful and happy to get us orientated to our little cottage. This place has everything you could ask for to make a stay in Hawaii comfortable. The washer and dryer were key for wet towels and sandy beachwear and the refrigerator and full kitchen were really handy for cooking up lots of delicious finds we got at all the great Farmer's Markets in Waimea and Hilo. I also have to mention how spotlessly clean this cottage is! It felt brand new--really hats off to the owners for their maintenance of the place.

We thought one of the best parts about our stay was how convenient the location was. It is a quick 10 minute drive to Hapuna Beach and just minutes further to all the restaurants and shops at the Fairmont Orchid, Mauna Lani, Hilton Waikoloa etc. Driving the other direction, we discovered Waimea Coffee Roasters and Hawaiian Style (our go to breakfast spots) just two minutes up the road from the cottage. Waimea town feels "just big enough" with a Longs Drugs, supermarket, cute shops etc. Then 20 minutes further up the coast you'll find the Waipio Valley, Hawi and the many beaches of the Kohala Coast line. Headed south out of Waimea, Hilo is just over an hour away--and that side of the island has so much to discover!

In sum, if you are looking for comfy digs in a great area--and are hoping to get off the hum drum resort track--then the Waimea cottage will serve you well.

Remember to ask Brett for suggestions and anything else you might need. He will go the extra mile and set us up with boogie boards, a cooler and a friendly welcome from the minute we met him. Enjoy the island!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $109 Per night

Waimea - Kamuela Cottage Rental Rates

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Amenities

Waimea - Kamuela Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Filtered drinking water

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