|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Waimea Hale Mele has been completely renovated with new appliances, new fixtures, new furnishings, new memory foam beds & bedding, new floors, etc. Enjoy a good book or TV show in front of a wood-burning potbelly fireplace, or barbecue on the front lanai (porch) with a view of Mauna Kea.
It is a BIG island! It's best to give yourself days to explore. It's a well-known local secret to enjoy the coastal activities, bake during the day, then head to higher elevations for cooler evenings and no need for air conditioning. Situated in Waimea, this comfortable cottage-like house gives you access to the West side beautiful beaches and the East side rain forests. This Hawaiian old plantation style home is cozy and can handle a maximum of 6 guests (including children). The house is only two minutes off of the belt highway (Hawaii Belt Road) which encircles the entire island. This is a great location for touring different sides on different days. Sitting on the slopes of the Kohala Mountains, this house has moderate temperatures, averaging from about 55–75 degrees F. The hale sits on a hill with its backyard dropping down to a seasonal stream bed, a private respite in a subdivision (no parties, nor loud noise, please).
This locale is within 8 minutes of two grocery store shopping centers, over 20 eateries, multiple farmers markets, health food store, art galleries, and Starbucks to boot.
The activities on the Big Island are endless.
Two boogie boards, 6 beach chairs and beach towels, and a cooler are supplied for your ocean fun!
E Komo Mai! (Welcome!)
The host/manager has lived on the Big Island for over 30 years and can supply a wealth of local information. She is just minutes away from the house and available by phone, if you should have any questions.
This is a spacious, nicely furnished, well equipped , very well maintained home. My sister and I stayed for 5 weeks. During that time another sister came for 13 nights and my daughter's family for 10 days. It easily accommodates 6 people. The kitchen has enough work space to allow a couple of people to prepare meals. There are sufficient dishes and utensils. The cupboards were well stocked with basics.
Page provides you with maps and menus for local eateries. I definitely recommend the Hawaiian Style Cafe! Just a warning that the pancakes are the size of a dinner plate.
There were beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, and coolers available for a day at the beach.
We enjoyed watching the local turkeys and peafowl in the neighborhood. The large lanai affords a lovely view of Mauna Kea.
I would love to give this property five stars, but for the location. It is located in a quiet residential area. Although we didn't have many rainy days, it was often damp. Fog is normal there, as is actually being in the clouds. The lanai was wet most mornings and most evenings, either from a shower passing through, or the fog, or the clouds. This humidity was evident in that bath towels just never seemed to dry after use. Due to the damp air, I would not recommend this home to anyone with asthma, COPD or other breathing problems or allergies. I had problems with asthma almost daily, with one visit to ER, but it would improve greatly when we went to lower elevations and drier air. At this elevation, it is also cool in the evening and morning. There is a wood burning stove in the home, but does not radiate sufficient heat to warm the living areas. Page does provide some plush, warm throws to ward off the cold.
The area rugs were a nuisance because they wouldn't stay put. I understand the owner's desire to protect the carpet, but rugs on top of carpet just don't work. In fact, we rolled up the area rug in living room as it soup stay flat. It would bunch and curl up creating a tripping hazard.
Page was always just a text or phone call away if we had a question or were seeking information about the area. She was pleasant and easy to work with.
Words cannot describe how beautiful and well maintained the property is. Situated in the beautiful rolling hills of Waimea(Kamuela) with views of Mauna Kea and the plush ranch countryside in the distance. Located just outside of the downtown area with access to shopping and dining. Not to mention only 15 minutes via car to the best beaches the island has to offer. The house itself is completely rehabbed and up to date with all of the contemporary upgrades. Fully functional kitchen, a large deck with a gas grill, dining area for 6 inside and out, living room was equipped with a smart TV, wifi, very comfortable furniture for lounging after a long day at the beach, even a wood burning stove for ambiance and extra comfort. Page thought of everything and provided it to us without having to ask. There isn't enough room to list all of the details. I miss being there. So many great memories. You won't be disappointed. Thank you again Page!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The home was very clean and well stocked with everything we needed. It was a nice to stay in a quiet spot as opposed to our last stay in a busy resort. It is a central location that made it easy to explore the island in any direction we chose for that day. We will be back!!
My sister and I spent six nights at Mele Hale In May and this is what we found: Mele Hale is a calm, welcoming home away from home. It’s recently been renovated and the owner has paid attention both to detail and your comfort. Everything is new and spotless. All you need is provided and it’s placed just where you’d expect to find it. The house sleeps six comfortably in the bedrooms - no one is relegated to the living room sofa bed or futon. Natural ventilation allows the cool evening breezes to circulate throughout the house, and Waimea’s 2,700-foot elevation ensures that it’s always comfortable during the day. The house is on top of a hill, so the view is expansive when the skies are clear. In the morning and evening you may see the neighborhood’s nominally wild turkeys as they wander through the local landscape. Your quiet stay is ensured by the home’s location near the end of the road in an established residential neighborhood.
Now that you know how comfortable you’ll be, it’s time to concentrate on the location of Mele Hale in the fun town of Waimea, with its paniolo heritage, modern conveniences, and nearness to the famous beaches and resorts of South Kohala. It’s a great springboard for exploration of the former sugar towns of North Kohala, the waterfalls and lush vegetation of the Hamakaua coast, and the vibrant visitor attractions in Kailua-Kona. It’s even close enough to the visitor center and summit of 14,000-foot Mauna Kea for a late-afternoon/early evening visit to watch the sunset and learn about cutting-edge discoveries in astronomy at this world-renowned viewing site.
We absolutely loved every minute of our stay at Mele Hale! Page is a wonderful host who was so helpful and available at anytime we had questions about the beautiful Big Island. First off, the house is in amazing condition, and everything in the home is brand new. Even the house smells new, the furniture and beds are so comfortable, and the open kitchen facing the living room space was perfect for us to cook, play games, and hang as a family (we didn't even watch tv with all the fun to be had, although they had directv if you want it). The moment we got there, Page left us yummy Hawaiian Mac nuts, lent us boogie boards, and beach chairs and a cooler to keep us ready to go to the beach! She told us about Waipio valley, and Kiholo bay, and the best food spots on the west side of island and on the coast, so we did them all! While at the house, we kept the windows and sliding doors to deck open to let the amazing fresh air come through every day. The neighborhood is quiet enough to hear the leaves in the wind. The house is so close to this adorable cowboy Waimea town, so we would get coffee and fresh picked fruit from farmers markets in the mornings and eat it on the deck. We hiked up behind the house into the giant green rolling hills one afternoon, and the views are breathtaking. The pictures on Page's listing can't do the yard justice, but it's just surrounded with bright green jungle ferns and plants and drops down into a little stream bed you can hear the water. We loved the privacy of the backyard, and the general privacy feeling of the home even if it's within a neighborhood, bc the trees separate all the homes- the locals sure know how to live well! I can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay at Mele Hale, and how awesome of a host Page is. We won't be staying anywhere else if/when we come back to Big Island. BIGGEST thank you, Page! Aloha!
Hawaii Forest & Trail (hiking tours), Mauna Kea Observatory (astronomy tours), Kahilu Theatre (musical arts), Honokaa Peoples Theatre (movies)
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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