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Near Beaches ~ Privacy and Elegance

Lloyd & Loring Howell

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lloyd & Loring Howell

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Near Beaches ~ Privacy and Elegance

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Waimea - Kamuela Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, Free-Standing Cottage with Two Lanais

Hualalai Cottage, our self-contained one-bedroom, 500 sq.ft. ohana is light, airy, and your perfect home away from home! It is located on the gorgeous, sunny side of upcountry Waimea, also called Kamuela, on the Big Island of Hawaii, within a few minutes of the beautiful Kohala coast.

The cottage includes a queen bed, single airbed, tiled bathroom with walk-in shower, large closets, and a living-dining-kitchen room with all the amenities you will need for making simple, delicious meals.

It is a perfect quiet, serene refuge or starting point for the wonderful attractions of our beautiful island.

The cottage is centrally located, 45 minutes from the Kona Airport and 1.5 hours from the Hilo airport. Our gorgeous beaches are 10-15 minutes away. The picturesque town of Waimea is 10 minutes away, quaint Hawi and Honoka'a towns 30 minutes, and Mauna Kea 60 minutes. We are close to many restaurants and farmers' markets featuring our local fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats as well as wood-fire baked breads and other delicacies.

Our 2200' elevation allows for cooler evenings and nights - perfect for deep and peaceful slumbers!

There is a 'Hele On' bus ($1) which stops hourly in front of the property to take you to and from Waimea Town if you like.

Check in time is 3:00 or later and check out time 12 noon or earlier.

An excellent book about our island with information on beaches, hikes, restaurants, and activities is 'Hawaii The Big Island Revealed,' by Andrew Doughty. There is a copy in the cottage for your enjoyment but you might consider purchasing your own before you arrive.

Many of our wonderful guests have remarked that they loved their stay in the cottage so much that they wished they had booked a longer visit. We are fortunate to have had many of our guests return months later!

You are welcome to ask about two-night stays if you like.

We invite you to read our additional guest book comments and reviews for Hualalai Cottage under the 'Owner Info' tab, above!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lloyd & Loring Howell (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015

About Lloyd & Loring Howell

Originally from Northern California and Arkansas, we have made our home here in this sweet town of Waimea since 2003. We love our little spot of paradise on the Big Island and welcome you to it too!

Lloyd & Loring Howell purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Lloyd & Loring Howell chose Waimea - Kamuela

We were attracted to this perfect location, weather, neighborhood, and elevation. Being close to lovely Waimea town, the coast, and many other destinations is a pleasure!

What makes this cottage unique

Hualalai Cottage is a uniquely peaceful and private abode!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Being a guest at Hualalai Cottage is like staying with family (the good ones). The cottage is wonderfully appointed, with all the amenities that you could want, and then some. From the extra blankets, to the boogie boards and snorkel gear, guide books and maps, all the way to the mini rice cooker, the Howells have thought about everything. Their care and attention to detail doesn't just stop with the amenities, Loring is one of the most warm and gracious hosts we've ever had the pleasure of meeting. You really do feel like a guest in their home, while they afford you the utmost privacy. Can't say enough wonderful things about this place and its owners. But I will give you one more example of why it's so special... During our stay here, I had the misfortune of suffering a rather serious accident while at the beach. I ended up having to go to the hospital (in the middle of the town Christmas parade) and was on crutches with a splint on my leg. Loring went above and beyond to make sure that I was well taken care of and have everything I could possibly need. She is a true gem and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to meet her, as well as stay in her lovely home. Moreover, the cottage is located in beautiful Waimea which, is at the juncture of some of the most beautiful rolling hills (anywhere) and the best beaches on the Big Island. While it might not look like it on the map, Waimea is actually quite "centrally" located if you're planning on exploring the northern half of the island. This is the closest (nice) place from which to base yourself if you are interested in visiting Mauna Lea volcano as well. You can't go wrong with this place. Happy travels.
Dec 2014
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
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Near Beaches ~ Privacy and Elegance
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Cambridge MA
5

great cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

Terrific location, perched close to beaches, hiking, sightseeing in various directions. Loring and Lloyd were most helpful and at the same time respectful of privacy. That they provide beach and snorkeling equipment is also a great help! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Seattle area
5

Comfortable, quiet, well-appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two weeks at Lloyd and Loring's comfortable cottage. We love this location. It is 5 minutes from Waimea, for easy grocery shopping, yet only ten minutes from the best beaches on the island. Temperatures are cool at night, which makes for great sleeping. The cottage is new, clean, and beautiful. I slept well each night on the fantastic bed. The bathroom is large with a tiled, walk-in shower. There is a comfortable living area with inside table and kitchenette, as well as an outside deck where you can view 3 volcanoes when the weather is clear. The kitchenette is small, but probably most vacationers will be going out to eat or picnicking and not spending hours in the kitchen. Owners Lloyd and Loring are gracious and helpful hosts, ready to answer travellers' questions and make them feel at home. The cottage is set in a quiet, safe neighborhood, and offers privacy. I highly recommend this vacation rental. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Heidi & Richard! It was a pleasure to have you stay in our cottage and leave it so neat and tidy. We enjoyed our "pupu" time with you as well.. please return another time!
Santa Cruz County, California
5

Stay Here--Great Price, Location and Owners!

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable and cozy cottage is in a friendly, safe and quiet neighborhood. The cottage location afforded us beautiful beaches within a 15 minute easy drive! This super location allowed us short trips to the Waipi'o Valley--a must-see! We fell in love with the historic, lush Hamakua coast on a couple of our road trips. Staying at this location, we took side trips to Mauna Kea (dormant volcano--dress warm!), the quaint town of Hawi, etc. The owners, Lloyd and Loring, provided a bounty of local insider info on restaurants, beaches, shops, etc. We have rented over the years many island vacation homes, but we found this cottage to be one of the best in cleanliness, amenities, and true aloha hospitality. We do not hesitate to recommend this sweet cottage and look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Linda and Michael for your wonderful review! You are perfect guests and we welcome your return someday!
5

luxury without luxury prices

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Modern and comfortable. Extremely clean. Felt like luxury hotel but with out the noise and high prices. I am writing this review from our resort location on Maui and I have to admit that I would rather be at Loring's. It is in a quiet residential area with a 15 minute drive to the beach. Loring was very helpful in directing us to a calm spot for beginner snorkelers. We felt very safe walking around the neighbourhood even in the evening.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Abigail, for your sweet review and for coming to stay in Hualalai Cottage! It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband - and the cottage looks spotless!
United States
5

Awesome Location AND Owners!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleasantly surprised by the serenity and cleanliness of the cottage. Peaceful porch with a yard and a nice view of Mt. Hualalai in the distance. The cottage is private and a parking stall is right outside the cottage. It's a nice "home" feeling. In Kamuela and conveniently close to the Kohala Coast area. Being 2000 feet above sea level made for comfortable and cool temperatures. Nice, especially with lower elevations experiencing 90 degree weather! Mahalo to the owners L&L! Hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Nui, Daryl! We look forward to your next visit!
Yukon Territory, Canada
5

Relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

Every detail was looked after. Lovely, quiet setting, thoughtfully appointed. Hosts available for advice, directions, recommendations for restaurants and beaches. Would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you both here! Thank you for the little extra surprises when you left!

Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Kona
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Seafood Bar, Blue Dragon, Paniolo, Tako Taco
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mauna Kea, Hapuna
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen Ka'ahumanu
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Redwater, Merriman's, Waimea Coffee Co. + others
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Mauna Kea, Hapuna, Spencer, Wailea, Puako
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $95 Per night

Waimea - Kamuela Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall/Winter 2015/2016
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$105
$650
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$95
$600
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Waimea - Kamuela Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Large, walk-in tiled shower
  • Roomy and clean, with soaps and shampoo provided
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    $10 additional per night for 3rd guest - 1 twin/ single , Air bed/mattress - automatic inflation
  • Comfortable and airy, with a sliding glass door opening up onto a second, garden-view lanai.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Water filter, floor fan, vacuum, flashlights, ice chests, and blue ice provided for your use. Voice of Beauty Skincare luxurious, nurturing facials are available in our studio nearby by appointment.

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