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Bedrooms Studio
Space 520 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Cozy, peaceful, comfortable, ZENLIKE studio cottage on 50 private acres.

ALOHA! Thank you or your inquiry! Some notes before booking:

Do not book here if you are allergic to ANY ANIMALS!

CREDIT CARD FEES: Credit card fees will be passed on to you and due when you get here. I will let you know amount once VRBO/ Homeaway charges your card. U.S. and Canada 2.5%, International cards 4%.

AVOID FEES - Pay by ECHECK, CHECK by mail, PAYPAL to avoid the credit card fees. Let me know what you decide.

CLEANING FEE: A CASH cleaning fee is due before checking out. Please confirm when FIRST contacting me that you know about the cleaning fee:

1-2 nights $40.00

3-5 nights - $60.00

6 OR MORE - $80.00

MAUI - if staying in Maui please inquire about our 2 bedroom West Maui condo located across from Sands of Kahana Beach.


Located in the ultimate country setting, this comfortably rustic OCEAN VIEW cottage is situated on a private gated property with breathtaking VIEWS of ranch land and a 60 mile unobstructed VIEW of coastline. Tranquil and quiet, only those that appreciate magnificent sweeping VIEWS, wide open spaces and starry nights need inquire.

The cottage is ideally set between Hawi and Kamuela (Waimea) on the drier part of beautifully scenic Kohala Mountain Road (hwy 250). Return to the comfort and coziness of the cottage after a day of exploration. The cool elevation is refreshing and the expansive OCEAN VIEWS are unforgettable. A great place to reflect over the days journeys; plan tomorrows adventures or simply write, paint, meditate, yoga or indulge in a great book.

Perfect for low-impact, less is more type of traveler.

Cottage MAXIMUM capacity is 2 persons (a child at any age is a person, again maximum capacity is 2).

Cottage size: 236 sq feet under roof PLUS 345 sq foot lanai.

Cottage is on a slope and the large lanai (deck) is 20 feet high off the ground. Makes for amazing VIEWS- but not suitable for guests with height issues or problems climbing up and down stairs. see photos.

Clean, cozy, and prepped for simplicity, efficiency, and comfort.


- Assorted toiletries

- Beach and bath towels

- Electric studio fridge

- Propane stove/oven

- Rice cooker

- Coffee maker/coffee grinder

- Blender

- Microwave

- Toaster

- Utensils, cups, plates, etc.

- Hair dryer

- Portable electric heater

- BBQ ( at hosts home)

- Wireless broadband internet(slow, but works)

- Satellite TV

*home phone not available

*Sink located on large lanai

*Shower only

PRIVACY. We are the only ones here.


Beach equipment (beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrella, cooler, NO snorkel gear) available for use.

LOCATION: easy access to world class beaches, hiking, restaurants, golf, spa and anywhere else you would love to discover! Vehicle required to explore the Island.

DRIVING DISTANCES: 1 hour North from Kona airport, 1.5 hours from Hilo airport.

-15 minutes to thriving Waimea town for shopping, restaurants, hospital, banking

- 25 minutes to world class beaches, golf, spa and resorts

- 30 minutes to local country towns of Hawi and Kapaa

- 3 hours from Volcano

- Hiking, both near and far

- Need a car. 4 WHEEL drive not necessary


- Cottage MAXIMUM capacity is 2 persons (a child at any age is a person).

- Located at 3500 ft elevation, temperature ranges around 55 degrees during winter months to mid 80's most of year. It can be cool and like most of the Island, the tradewinds can be stiff. Although we are on the drier part of the Island, it does rain from time to time. Very refreshing, cozy and beautiful!

- Cottage is on water catchment and DELICIOUS for drinking right out of the tap. It is triple filtered, recently tested and exceeds the county standards.

- Smoking is allowed outside -- not in cottage. Located in drier environment, must be fire conscious and water conservative (but comfortable!)

Welcome to the Big Island - you will love exploring here!

Incredible Ocean Views in a private neighborhood, quiet setting. Peace, Quiet, Privacy and Tranquility.

Interaction with Guests

Sometimes we meet guests, sometimes we don't. The cottage is all yours so settle in and make it home.

Other Things to Note: Animals and 2 year old grandson on property.

More Details

Maile Guss
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Maile Guss


I am a professional concierge/ travel director and event coordinator/manager. I grew up on the Big Island and recently returned after 15 years on Maui. Its great to be home!

Our 'Ohana (Hawaiian for family) enjoys meeting new friends, exploring the great outdoors, adventure, travel and more! We deeply appreciate the peace and tranquility of our home and look forward to sharing it and our knowledge of the Islands with you.

With gratitude, Maile and 'Ohana

What makes this cottage unique


1. Light, Water Faucets, and Propane stove are turned off.

2. Food & trash are contained and or stored in a plastic container or refrigerator. The plastic cooler is very useful for storage. (ie. Loaf of bread, cereal etc). Prevents critters from making themselves at home.

3. Items left on lanai are secure to prevent objects from flying away.

4. If the space heater was used, please unplug.


1. Honor system - I don’t require a deposit, but should these items be missing it costs $5.00 for key and $50.00 for gate opener payable to Maile. I will contact you to return them or pay for replacement. If anything missing or broken, I will let you know as well. (-;

2. We will do the laundry for you as well as take care of any perishables.

3. All of the above under “when leaving for the day”.


We start you off with a few items but the rest of your stay is up to you, including ice. If you need something immediately and too troublesome to get to the store, just ask– we just might have it at our house (-;


1. Smoking allowed on Lanai, please make sure the fire is out as we are in a volatile fire area.

2. No BAD drugs.

3. BBQ located at the main house.

4. Washer and Dryer, Beach Gear located in the main house – use the back lanai door to enter.

INTERNET - POMAI (no password) LOCKBOX for front door is same as the gate code.

NIGHTIME: Please take a flashlight with you if returning late at night. Helps light up the path on your return

Tip -Take a shower with the lanai door open if you can handle the ocean views and extra chill.

We hope that you enjoy your stay. Please do not hesitate to ask us for advice or anything. We are here for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Maile's cottage blew us away! We prefer quiet, remote spots, and this has become our favorite. The cottage is quaint, welcoming, clean, and very comfortable. The deck has spectacular views. We had some memorable meals out there, with the great ambiance Maile has created with thoughtfully placed lighting and furniture. The cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed. The semi-outdoor shower is great, and the bed is soooo comfortable, we had our coffee and morning reading in bed. Maile was very attentive and quick to respond when we had questions. Her goal truly is to make her guests feel right at home and provide a memorable experience. Her beautiful family was a joy to meet! They afforded is total privacy but were available whenever needed. We can't say enough about this place. We hope to be back.
May 2016
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Kamuela Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 520 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Shower outside but under roof see photos
  • Hot shower, no bathtub
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Quaint cottage in unique setting

  • 5 of 5

Remote mountainside with great deck and darling cottage. The view as you drive in was spectacular.The cottage was thoughtfully put together with everything you would need.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Views and Peace!

  • 5 of 5

Wish we had stayed more than a night on this gorgeous property! Had a peaceful evening watching the sunset over the coast...saw whales in the bay below. Everything we needed to cook dinner and breakfast plus welcoming hosts!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Arrington, Virginia

Quaint cottage high in the clouds

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely loved the cottage! It was cozy and the views were spectacular. It would not be for everyone due to the steps leading to the cottage but for the average person it is definitely worth it. Maile was friendly and informative and I wish we could have talked to her more. If you book here definitely don't miss the quaint town of Hawi as well as the Wednesday Farmers market behind the Ace Hardware in Waimea. I would definitely book this cottage again. We booked 3 VRBO properties for our Big Island vacation and I thought this one would be an average stay but turned out to be our favorite. Don't miss this one!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cute, rustic, and very clean

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were staying in different parts of the island to get a feel for where we would like to move. It was cool at the cottage and at night very windy. The cottage was very nice just not the feel of Hawaii that we are looking for. The cottage is very well built and and a nice quiet getaway.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A place in the Country

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this place. It had a great deck with an awesome view. We enjoy having our breakfast out on the deck in the morning and a drink in the evening. Woke up to the birds in the morning and watching the sun set at night. It is conveniently located to Waimea which had some good restaurants and galleries to enjoy. If you are looking for a quiet place in the country that is a little funky this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Great stay on The Big Island!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week on The Big Island: 4 nights here and 3 nights in Kona. Having time in both areas was great, and this Cottage was a great way to spend time in the country area of the island. Access to amenities in Waimea was a quick drive away, Maile had plenty of accessories available to borrow, and the peacefulness of the cottage and farm was second to none. We enjoyed two sunsets sitting on the driveway and loved how it felt so private on the farm! Thanks Maile for the great hospitality!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hamburger Restaurant
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Charley's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
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Luna Restaurant
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Aka Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Jade Palace
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Manuela Malasada Co
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Noodle Club
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Village Burger Waimea
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Los Tres Mex
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Don's Chinese Kitchen
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Original Big Island Shave Ice Co, Inc
Dessert Shop
Lilikoi Cafe
Sandwich Shop
Big Island Brewhaus
Dan-o's Doner
Takeout Restaurant
James Angelo's Underground Pizza
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The Fish & The Hog
Barbecue Restaurant
Hot Malasadas Truck
Waikoloa Restaurant & Bar
Racha Thai
Thai Restaurant
Island Lava Java Waikoloa
Pueo's Osteria, LLC
Italian Restaurant
Hale Kai Restaurant
Brown's Beach House Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Under the Bodhi Tree
Vegetarian Restaurant
The Blue Room Brasserie
French Restaurant
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Credit card fees will be passed on to you and total due adjusted prior to confirmation.
Additional for using credit card: US and Canada 2.5%, International cards 4%.

ECHECK, CHECK by mail, VENMO or PAYPAL accepted.

Mahalo for your inquiry

CANCELLATION and TRAVEL INSURANCE: No refunds for inclement weather, cancelled flights and or anything covered under VRBO/Homeaway cancellation insurance. This insurance can be purchased thru this site

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.