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Big Island Vintage Beach Cottage - near Hapuna Beach

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Waimea House Rental Photos and Description

Whimsical And Fun Beach Cabana In Kawaihae Village

The scent of sweet pikake blossoms greets you on the entry path to Hale ‘Alani. Colorful Birds of Paradise and Bougainvillea flowers adorn the landscaping, accented by an expansive, blue ocean topped coastline view.

Feel right at home in this adorable cottage. Decorated with bright tropical colors, in an unworn vintage style, Hale ‘Alani invokes fun memories from the sixties and seventies... like walking onto the set of Mad Men, right down to the shag carpet.

Grab the cooler, orange beach chairs, and be at the Big Island's best white sand beaches in about a 3 minute drive! BBQ under the palm tree while watching the sunset, visit local restaurants, and then decide between touring the islands many must see sites, or simply relax and read a book in the hammock.

It is a two minute drive to Kawaihae for a few groceries, a six pack, or a bag of ice. Kawaihae has four great restaurants, too: the Blue Dragon, the Seafood Bar, Cafe Pesto and the Harbor Grill. Dance and listen to live music at the Blue Dragon just a mile away!

This 3 bedroom/ 1 bath home provides cozy, comfortable, accommodation for a family of six. The master bedroom has a King with a 3-in memory foam topper, the 2nd bedroom has a Queen, and the 3rd bedroom has 2 twins that can be converted to a King if preferred. Fully equipped with everything you need including TV and WiFi. While it is usually breezy, keeping the temperature averaging a comfortable 85°F (29°C) year round, there is an air conditioner in the living room should the trade winds take a break during your stay.

If you are looking for an affordable family vacation in Hawai‘i, Hale ‘Alani makes it possible!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Rachel Orange
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016

About Rachel Orange

I grew up on the Big Island and I visit my family there several times per year. It is great to have this house for our Big Island vacations. I am a dedicated canoe paddler and compete in a canoe race held every year in Kona. We decided to call the house Hale ‘Alani (Orange House) as a fun play on my surname, Orange.

Rachel Orange purchased this house in 2013

Why Rachel Orange chose Kohala Coast

I have family members in the Village. I both love the beach, the ocean and ocean sports. There is no other location this close to the beaches (other than expensive resort properties) that also offers an ocean view.

What makes this house unique

It is a two minute drive to Kawaihae for a few groceries, a six pack, or a bag of ice. Kawaihae has four great restaurants, too: the Blue Dragon, the Seafood Bar, Cafe Pesto and the Harbor Grill. I love to dance and listen to music and the Blue Dragon's live entertainment is just a mile away!

Guestbook comments from the manager


Enjoyed our stay at Hale ‘Alani! Beautiful beaches, fabulous view and everyone at Aloha Debbie Properties so helpful. Neighbors too who gave our car a boost when we left the lights on and drained our battery... oops! Hope to visit and stay again!
Jul 2013
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based on 17 traveler reviews

Big Island Vintage Beach Cottage - near Hapuna Beach
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 19 reviews

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfectly located close to the best beaches on the island and a short drive to Kawaihae or Waimea for dinner. Rachel was great and responded very quickly to any questions that came up. The house was well-equipped with a bbq and wifi, and whatever else you may need to cook meals at home. My family really enjoyed our week spent at this relaxing spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic "Mad Men" style cottage... complete with cute green geckos!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed here for 5 days and were so sad to leave when the time was up. We fell in love with the place when we walked in. Orange is the theme color, and the place is done in vintage Hawaiian mode. Very comfy L shaped couch in living room. The beds were extremely comfortable. There was an extra bedroom we didn't use that had twin beds and might have been great for a family with kids. The kitchen had all the items we needed for cooking and grilling, and there is a large outside gas barbeque. The yard is lovely with flowering trees and bushes and the ubiquitous friendly geckos. We didn't see many neighbors but those who we did see were very friendly. We felt very safe in the area and it turned out to be the ideal location as it was just up the street from where my conference was being held. The book that guests stay in was very helpful, as people wrote down their favorite locations to visit and we were able to see a lot of sea turtles based on advice we read in the book, as well as visiting beautiful beaches and interesting locations. We originally planned to stay a week without realizing how big the island is, and Rachel gave us good advice about relocating closer to the volcanoes for convenience, even though she lost our business for two nights. We appreciated the advice and realized once we were there that we never could have see the volcanoes if we had stayed up in the north part of the island. I would love to come back and stay in this cottage; it was fabulous.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smithers, B.C., Canada

Great beach location for spring break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 8 nights during spring break in this lovely house and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The location is ideal to access various beaches including kid friendly ones just minutes away but was also a great spot to access the Northern, Interior and Western parts of the island. The photos are representative of the interior and although the house is a bit dated it was clean, had a super comfy feel and was the perfect size for our group. The only issue we had was the tub was a bit slow to drain (this has been brought to the owners attention) and a few of the cups in the kitchen are chipped and could use replacing. The neighbourhood felt very safe and the neighbours were super friendly. There is highway noise during the day and early evening but this dies off as the sun sets and I didn't notice it in the bedroom. The beds were very comfortable and the 3 bedrooms were perfect for us as my husband and I were travelling with our two children and aunt. There were boogie boards, noodles,beach mats, some beach toys and beach chairs that we really appreciated using during our stay. The BBQ was great as was the view of the sun sets from the back yard. A true bonus to this property was the backyard and surrounding tropical garden plants as our children (ages 9 and 6 ) LOVED chasing geckos and playing in the yard. Rachel was always very accessible via email and was very quick to respond to my questions. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends. Good value for the location!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved being located close to the best beaches on the Big Island. The decor in

the house was so cute and very clean. Kitchen well stocked and had everything

we needed to cook in every night. We used beach chairs and mats which was

convenient. Loved it and will recommend to our family and friends. Thank you

for letting us stay at your wonderful cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

Located within easy reach of several stunning beaches, this retro-style cottage was perfect for our stay. The surrounding gardens are full of scented flowers, and inside the cozy furnishings and fittings made us smile with a true retro-feel. The master bed was very comfortable, and the cottage contained everything we needed. Outside BBQ was great for a night in.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our spot!
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Pearl City, HI

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Orange House and was very pleased with the accommodations. The beds were comfy and the kitchen had all the pots, pans, and such that we needed during our stay. We cooked most mornings and nights and used the gas grill which was a nice addition for some great chicken and steaks. The location was great for our participation in the Half Ironman as it was just a couple of miles from the swim start. Great views of the ocean and we loved watching the lizards in the bird of paradise plants sunning themselves in the morning.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Would love to have you again. Aloha, R&R
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Seafood Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mauna Kea or Hapuna
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Harbor Grill, Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hapuna, Spencer and Mauna Kea
Car: necessary

The ideal location...near the best white sand beaches on the island. Restaurants are close by. The Blue Dragon with music and dancing is just a mile away. Oceansports is just 2 miles with all kinds of activities, including whale watching in the winter.


Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holiday
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.45%

A/C use is $10 per day extra.

Rates Subject To Change.

If you prefer a refundable damage deposit over damage protection insurance, just ask.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With a 3 inch memory foam topper!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted to a King.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Floor space for a child on a futon, too!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Waimea is just 10 miles away with historic Parker Ranch, great farmer's market on Saturday with Big Island delicacies and fresh produce! Fresh fruit and flower outdoor market, just one mile away!

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