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Zoe Johnson

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, german

Your Adventure in Paradise Awaits!

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Aloha Adventurers!

Your Hawaii experience begins here. The Big Island is the optimal destination for the adventure seeker and for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to a relaxing tropical paradise.

Centrally located on the dry, warm side of Historic Waimea (Kamuela) town, the Ginger Garden Hale is your home away from home. Location virtually equidistant from East and West sides of the island allows for easy access to Kilauea, the world's longest continuously erupting volcano, and the mind-blowingly beautiful and serene beaches of Kohala's Gold Coast.

Unwind in comfort: Nights in Waimea are cool, quiet, starry, and comfortable, perfect for relaxing after your day's adventures and plotting your plan of attack for the next day. Cook with ease, the apartment is stocked with everything you'll need to create your meals.

Bedroom with King size bed & en-suite bathroom sleeps 2, and is a completely private space from the living room/kitchen area. Up to 2 additional guests are welcome, sleeper sofa in living room. Two bathrooms allow for 4 guests to stay in comfort.

The Ginger Garden Hale is just steps from the Waimea Nature Trail, which hugs the Waikoloa Stream offering a pleasant morning or evening stroll.

Driving Distances:

15 minutes West: Kohala's Gold Coast: The most beautiful beaches in the world!

30 minutes East: Waipio Valley & Honokaa Town

30 minutes North: Pololu Valley & Hawi/Kapaau Towns

45 minutes West: Kailua/Kona International Airport

1 hour West: Kailua/Kona

1.25 hours East: Hilo

2 hours East/South: Volcano


King Size Bed



Toaster Oven

2-Burner Stove

42' TV


Washer & Dryer


Golf Clubs

Boogie Boards

Snorkel Gear

Beach Towels

Beach Chairs

The 'lady of the house' works from home as a ceramic artist, and as such, is available for your questions at any time.

Waimea is the perfect town. No, really, it is. It's country, yet cosmopolitan, located smack-dab in the middle of one of the largest privately owned cattle ranches anywhere, home to the headquarters of W.M. Keck Observatory, the most scientifically productive telescopes in the world, filled to overflowing with luscious, farm fresh produce (and farmer's markets) that supply the farm-to-table restaurants Merriman's, Red Water Cafe, Village Burger to name just a few, add to that the top-notch cultural hub of the Kahilu Theatre and don't forget that everything is within walking distance, what more could you possibly ask for?

Watch the video: search for KITV News online, once there, search for 'where you live: Waimea' and watch the video! (apologies, but VRBO won't let me post a link)

On the Big Island, you'll absolutely need to rent a car to get around.

No smoking. No pets. Please observe quiet hours between 9 pm & 6 am.

With Aloha, Zoe and Scott

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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Zoe Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

About Zoe Johnson

Hi! Thanks for stopping by.

We have lived on the Big Island for 12+ years. We love the outdoor lifestyle, hiking, swimming, kayaking & snorkeling as often as we can. In our humble opinion, Kamuela is an absolute gem of a town, the very best place on the Big Island to live. We love the central location for ease of access to both sides of this amazing place, and can't wait to share some of the greatest insider tips with you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The suite is beautiful! Brand new and so many thoughtful touches. Beautiful finishings throughout. Loved having two bathrooms for our family of 4, as well as a washer and dryer to use after we we caught in a mid-day shower. The location is great just 1-3 minutes to all of the shops & restaurants in Waimea. We visited two farmers markets on Saturday and the kitchenette was prefect for preparing our dinner and breakfast. The king bed was so comfortable with nice linens and so was the sofabed. The location was quiet and Zoe and Scott were easy to reach by text on our day of arrival and departure. The directions to the home and to access the suite were easy to follow. We didn't need to contact them at all during our stay as the suite had everything we could have asked for! Highly recommend this suite for those coming to explore this part of the Big Island.
Dec 2014
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Your Adventure in Paradise Awaits!
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Well appointed and comfortable apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

Very well structured one bedroom apartment has a bedroom separate from the living room and kitchen area with its own bathroom in addition to the bathroom adjacent to the living room. The apartment has everything one may need for a pleasant vacation, including beach chairs, snorkeling gear and much more. The apartment is located minutes away from Waimea Nature Trail along the Waikoloa Stream, perfect for walking or jogging. Evenings are pleasantly cool especially after a day at the beach. Nearby are plenty of good restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Lovely and so calm

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Lovely place. Zoe and Scott are very welcoming and friendly hosts. Thanks so much Zoe & Scott!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Comfortable and private

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for us. Zoe greeted us and then gave us privacy. The property was clean, well kept, and well equipped. The king sized bed was very comfortable. The binder of places to visit and eat was helpful. The excellent selection of books was a bonus. Beautiful area!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Enjoyment at Ginger Hale

  • 5 of 5

The feeling of being at Ginger Hale is so very nice.

Proximity to wonderful viewing just beyond the property is a real plus. Walking on Kahawai (street) to the stream trail to the farmer's market or to Waimea Coffee Company is excellent. Looking around inside Waimea General Store is fun. The surrounding hills (puu(s)) are beautiful. Hokuula (Buster Brown) is nearby as are waterfalls. The neighboring goat greeted us daily.

Specific items within the Hale enjoyed and appreciated: How clean everything is. Comfortable bed. Well equipped kitchen. Washer/dryer in unit. Second bathroom. Notebook of suggestions. Atlas.

Zoe is a pleasure. Loved our conversations.

Intend to return and stay longer.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Comfortable, convenient, enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Zoe and Scott are great hosts, interesting, and laid back, as is Buddy, their dog. The apartment is perfect for one or two people. The location is great for town access or several great beaches, quiet on a semi-rural one lane road. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Quiet, relaxing comfort in an ideal Waimea location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last 2 days of our 11-day tour of the Big island at Zoe and Scott's Ginger Garden Hale. We were looking for a quiet, well-appointed spot to use as a base to explore Waimea and its surroundings, and this place delivered. Outstanding hosts and a lovely, private place to unwind. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kailua Kona (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Water Cafe
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hapuna Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mamalahoa Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Mauna Kea Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Waimea Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 13.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Waimea Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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