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An Absolute Gem! Ideal Location for Exploring Hawaii Island.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Brett Kennelly
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2016

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 Kohala Coast

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.


Waimea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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
Filtered drinking water


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

An Absolute Gem! Ideal Location for Exploring Hawaii Island.
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Very Nice Stay In A Very Nice Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to our hosts who provided us with such nice lodgings in a great location halfway between Kamuela and some great beaches. Very clean place outfitted with everything

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt just like home!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very modern and clean and had every convenience of home. It is close to Waimea, a full service town. We ate breakfast in the apartment every day. We never felt like hurrying out the door in the morning and it felt like coming home at the end of a day spent exploring the island. It was great to find beach chairs and a cooler in the apartment to take to Mauna Kea beach which was about 15 minutes down the hill. Brett was a wealth of information about the island and so friendly, but never intrusive on our privacy. Would definitely stay again. Can't imagine a more comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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
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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
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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
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