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A slice of paradise not often seen by tourists.

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3

Come stay on the Rocking chair ranch, home of the the bridle suite and share in the Paniolo lifestyle. Walk downstairs in the morning with your coffee and say hello to the horses and Tequila the donkey. From your living room table you can look down on the cowboys all day in their daily activities of training, roping, cutting or dressage. .

You are only 5 miles from the best restaurants on the Big Island but you wake up every morning to green pastures and trees, not a house in sight! Recently built the Bridle Suite contains artwork and artifacts from Hawaii and it's cowboys. The ranch consist of 73 acres to hike, picnic and walk.

Were just 15 miles up from the white sand beaches of Maumai, Hapuna, Puako and Mauna Kea.

More Details

Brian Anderson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Brian Anderson

We were both born and raised in Hawaii. Brought up around horses and cattle and still actively rope and ride daily.Joan's dad was the manager of the Parker Ranch for many years and she has seen

Brian Anderson purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Brian Anderson chose Kohala Coast

You come to Hawaii to enjoy nature and the peace and quiet it offers. We are up country where nights are cool and the beaches are just minutes away. The best of both worlds.

What makes this apartment unique

Hawaii's largest equestrian center.


Waimea Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • shower and vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • bed and TV
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

A slice of paradise not often seen by tourists.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

The bridle suite was the mane attracttion

  • 4 of 5

We felt like we slept with the horses. It was a real hay day! We really liked it. It's a comfortable suite, everything we needed was there. Like the decor we felt like cowboys....and the neighhh-bors were great.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Cute apartment right on a horse ranch (from the windows, you have a direct view on the stalls and the arena and whats happening on the ranch, pretty unique). Nicely decorated and clean. Great location for exploring the northern part of Big Island. Very friendly host.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful ranch getaway on the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Brian's property was a really wonderful experience. The ranch is rich with history and Hawaiian cowboy culture, and looking out to rolling pastures was quite a nice way to wake up. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Clean, great location and view, great price

  • 5 of 5

It is on a working ranch so there is some noise and people around but it is very tolerable. feedings in early am are a bit loud but you get used to it (right below room). Room very warm at night, cold in am but they provide plenty of blankets. Open the one window at night to get a lil airflow. Everyone on ranch was friendly and helpful. My daughter loved the animals and constant coming and going of new horses to see in arena (room overlooks the arena so great morning/evening entertainment!). They provide some beach supplies. Basic cooking supplies/hot plate/microwave. No BBQ grill which was a bummer. Note: no freezer but ample fridge space. Washer/dryer is available for use which was so great! Loved the small but efficient place. Location just outside Waimea was great - 20 or so mins to hapuna beach, great breakfasts at paniolos resturaunt right in town before heading to beach. Great deal overall! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Rocking Chair Ranch was exactly as advertised.

We had a wonderful stay and felt like we were at home. Cozy, comfortable, & clean. The location is superb with nature and ranch land in all directions, but only a few minutes from town.

We will definitely be back!

Listening to the horse and pettin them was another highlight; they are such wonderful animals.

This really is perfect for those who like the ranch style, & want comfort.

Also, Brian was very attentive and responsive to all contact I had with him, from before booking to the moment we sadly had to leave Big Island. Very thorough.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, friendly feel, and you get to stay on a ranch!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience staying at the Rocking Chair Ranch was great. Everyone on the ranch is very nice and welcoming, including Brian. The Bridle Suite was perfect. Everything was clean and we loved the decor. It was also cool being able to look into the arena from the kitchen area. The location was perfect. It's about 5 miles from Waimea and pretty close to Waipio Valley. If the sky is clear, you'll get an awesome view of the stars. We could also see Mauna Kea, including the observatories, from the ranch. We would stay here again, and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Kamuela, HI
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Red Water
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Kohala Coast
Nearest Motorway
Hawaii Belt Road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles

The Bridle Suite is located above the covered arena where daily we train horses, and ride. Frequent activities are cutting, dressage and roping.


Rates & Availability

Waimea Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.28%

we'll drink some tequila and toast being alive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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