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Lloyd & Loring Howell

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Close to Beautiful Beaches!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Spacious, Free-Standing Cottage with Two Lanais

Hualalai Cottage, our stand-alone 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.

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

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 centrally located - 45 minutes from the Kona Airport and 1.5 hours from the Hilo airport. Our gorgeous beaches are 10-15 minutes down the hill. 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 11AM or earlier. We are flexible with these times whenever possible.

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.

We live in the main house but most likely you will rarely see us. And while sincerely respecting your privacy, we are always happy and available to answer questions and give directions.

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

Hawaii State Tax ID# W01395054-01

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lloyd & Loring Howell (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Kohala Coast

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)
Close to Beautiful Beaches!
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

home away from home

  • 5 of 5

we were welcomed with open arms upon our arrival. it was late and flying from new york we were exhausted. after we were given the brief but efficient tour of the area we crashed on an extremely comfy bed. due to the no AC I'm hawaii I personally needed an extra fan which was available in the closet, my fiance however was very comfortable and said he didn't need it. the muffins and coffee the next morning were so helpful and delicious since we hadnt had time to grab food for ourselves to prepare for our trip. if you have a chance to stay here, do it! you have your own little home away from home in a beautiful and quiet setting.


  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Home away from Home...

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed in this lovely Ohana for a few days while we were here for our daughter's wedding. It was the perfect place to call home during lots of activity in Waimea and Kohala. The owner's were wonderful and very attentive, yet allowed us a nice quiet, private stay. We enjoyed our time and will stay again next time we need a getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa! We are so happy that the day of the wedding dawned beautiful and it all went well. Come again!
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Cozy Cottage in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

It has been nearly six months since our visit to Hualalai Cottage in Kamuela ... yet our experience there is still very vivid and holds a fond memory. The cottage is appointed perfectly and is exactly as described by the wonderful hosts, Lloyd and Loring. As soon as we arrived, Loring greeted us, helped us bring our belongings in, and truly made us feel right at home. Everything one could possibly need was provided. The location was perfect ... close to town and beautiful beaches. Lloyd and Loring are very sweet and were very respectful of our privacy. They were extremely helpful as far as getting around the area ... tips on beaches, restaurants, farm markets etc. We could not have asked for better hosts ... highly recommended and lovely. Thank you again Lloyd and Loring. "Pent up in Pennsylvania".

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Waimea Cottage and Hosts

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had a lot of room with all the amenities one could ask for. Lloyd showed us around and explained everything about the fans, lights, etc. There is a very big walk in closet. Lloyd even helped us with our luggage. The cottage was very clean and well-maintained. Later on Lloyd was doing some hedge trimming but asked us first if it would be okay. I was impressed with the customer service that he didn't want to disturb us. We didn’t mind watching him work ! Loring was away when we checked in but we met her later.

The cottage is near excellent restaurants. It is a short drive to the beaches and beach gear is available to use. Loring and Lloyd have provided a book with restaurant suggestions, menus, and places to go.

Lloyd and Loring are excellent hosts and have a very nice cottage. We would stay here again and would recommend to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John & Janet! You were perfect guests and left our cottage in beautiful condition. Thanks for coming, Lloyd & Loring
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North island gem

  • 5 of 5

We usually stay in Kailua-Kona while on the big island, but decided to stay closer to the north end on our recent extended trip and booked our first VRBO with the Howells for a two week stay. It was a great visit from start to finish. The Howells are lovely and gracious people. Staying in their comfortable cottage was the perfect home base for exploring the north end of the island. We've been to the island any number of times, but very much appreciated their advise on new places to go and where to eat. Do not underestimate the value of having access to local knowledge like this. Both Lloyd and Loring were very responsive to requests such as having a bbq grill available, and providing additional kitchen equipment, etc. They have thoughtfully provided all you may need to enjoy the beaches, including snorkeling gear and boogie boards. Some of the finest beaches on the island are a 10-15 minute drive away. The property has a separate entry area for guests, and is very private and quiet. We enjoyed feeling like a temporary local in this neighborhood setting. Lloyd and Loring have opened their cottage in a true aloha spirit. We look forward to our next visit! Relax and enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary & Brian.. we look forward to seeing you again!
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Indeed Private and Elegant

  • 5 of 5

Location is ideal for exploring north Kohala beaches, Waimea, Mauna Kea, Waipio Valley (and avoiding the traffic in Kona). Quiet, clean and spotless. Very nice touches throughout and cottage is not lacking in anything you would need for an enjoyable and peaceful vacation. If it is available, don't hesitate to book!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeanne & David! I'm sorry that I did not get to meet you but please do return some day!
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
SeafoodBar, BlueDragon, Redwater, BigIsland Brew
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, Waialea, Puako
Car: recommended

Farmers' markets (Wednesday & Saturday), art galleries, wonderful gift shops, local festivals, accessibility to resorts and coastal shopping centers


Rates & Availability

Waimea Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
2017 Summer/Fall
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
2017 Winter/Spring
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.41%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Your wonderful children of any age are considered a third person.

Owner'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 Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Large, walk-in tiled shower
  • Roomy and clean, with soaps and shampoo provided
  • 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 and ceiling fan for still nights. Comfortable floor/airbed with foam topper for a third guest.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • 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
Water filter, floor & ceiling fans, 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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