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Your Adventure in Paradise Awaits!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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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Zoe Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

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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Waimea Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • limited accessibility
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Your Adventure in Paradise Awaits!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 43 reviews

Great Location for Island Exploration

  • 5 of 5

The Ginger Garden Hale was perfect for our plans to explore the island. The ohana was welcoming, spotless, and very practically equipped. We especially appreciated having two bathrooms. We used the kitchen to fix simple breakfasts and to keep beverages & left-over dinners cold. You wouldn't want to cook dinners with what's available. The owners are exceptionally helpful and know what their guests need. Zoe put together a fantastic resource reviewing everything from restaurants to urgent care locations. Another bonus: a trail that starts at the end of Kahawai street and follows a streambed all the way into town.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Centrally located for activities on the northern part of the big island. Ideal for staying away from the large tourist traffic in Hilo and Kona. Very spacious apartment with two full baths. You'll enjoy the spacious shower! Trees and shrubs surrounding the apartment provided excellent privacy in the city. Very quiet neighborhood. Several good restaurants in town providing a variety of local foods. King size bed made sleeping fantastic. Cool breezes in the evenings and nights added to the comforts of our stay. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ginger Garden Hale. Due to flight delays we did not arrive until 12.30 am. Zoe left the door open and left sweet bread, coffee, milk, papaya and banans for us. The apartment is spacious, comfortable. we enjoyed the nearby walk down the village stream, Waimea is a great location with easy access to the great beaches, Kona, North Kohala, and Hilo. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous magical place

Equipped with everything we could possibly need

Wonderful hosts

Our only regret is that we didn't have more time here

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ginger Garden Hale

  • 5 of 5

The Ginger Garden Hale is conveniently located a few minutes outside of Waimea. The space is very sweet and stocked with everything a vacationer would need. We loved our stay and will stay there again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Sweet spot

  • 5 of 5

Super comfy, very clean, and well located suite. Great layout for small family, has everything you need. We stayed 5 nights here; the central location was perfect for day trips in all direction, and there lots of things to check out in historic Waimea as well. We loved returning to the slightly cooler climate in the evening. Mahalo, Zoe!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 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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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
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

  • 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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