Hale Hapuna - Kawaihae Village


Rates: $275 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: KFTXK (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 107 reviews)
Please inquire for one or two night rentals.
Hale Hapuna is your private oasis perfectly located to enjoy all the Big Island has to offer.

World class beaches of Hapuna and Mauna Kea await you just 5 minutes away as well as many others lining the Kohala coast.
Grab the beach guide and start exploring, the beach gear is ready to go.

Hale Hapuna is in a small residential village on the hillside overlooking the ocean in Kawaihae near the harbor. It is located between Kailua-Kona (40 minutes) and Hilo (90 minutes) and 30 minutes from KOA airport in Kona.

Just up the hill (15 minutes) are the ranching town of Waimea and the eclectic town of Hawi, surrounded by acres of green hills and pastures. Plan your day trips to explore these charming towns and be home for sunset on the deck at Hale Hapuna.

You are never far from the many activities here on the Big Island whether it's snorkeling, diving, ziplining, shopping, surfing, golfing, dining, stargazing at the top of Mauna Kea or just reading a book on the beach. It's all here waiting for you.

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Hale Hapuna - Kawaihae Village Reviews



Jack C.
January 2024
Stepping through the gate kind of took my breath away. Beautiful multi-level outdoor space with several seating areas and outdoor dining table. Spacious kitchen/dining/living area nicely decorated with Hawaiian and Southeast Asian art. Single full bath was perfect for us as a couple but might be challenging if staying with as many as this property could sleep. Location is a bit of a drive from groceries (8 miles to Foodland in Mauna Lani complex) and a pharmacy but proximity to a couple of the best beaches (Hapuna etc) and historic/cultural sites make it one of the best locations for outdoor activities. It was our first visit so we’re not familiar with the Big Island but I suspect this is one of the best locations available. Note that Walmart and Costco have locations near the airport so a little planning would help for families and groups that’d need more food supplied. Kitchen was particularly well supplied with equipment and utensils for a rental. Foodies and couples feeling romantic will find fancy resort dining within ten minutes. Merriman’s is about 15 minutes toward Waimea. Less expensive options are even closer at Seafood Bar (good for families). Blue Dragon is close too but seemed rowdy for us. Some places are closed Saturday night or close early - so be aware. All in all a great value in spacious and peaceful surroundings.


Jon R.
January 2024
Amazing host, super communicative and really beautiful place just as described and photographed. Will be back soon thank you!


Jennica P.
January 2024
Absolutely fabulous place to stay by the best beaches on the island. This was the perfect rental for our family, which included my 10-year-old daughter. The ocean-view from the ourdoor balcony is dreamy, the outdoor patio/garden is a Zen retreat, the inside was perfectly clean, well-designed, and outfitted with all you need. Beach gear included towels, boogie boards, and chairs (we didn’t see kids’ beach toys, though they may have been hiding). Do bring your own coffee (non provided). I would not hesitate to recommend this place to my dearest friends.


Teresa A.
December 2023
Second stay in this little house, and we'll definitely try to book it again. Manager response was quick and positive when we requested an additional day - hooray! Bed very comfortable; kitchen with so many cooking items that I was tempted to actually prepare meals, lol. The fragrance of the plants and citrus trees on property was the icing on this fabulous cake.


Ken K.
December 2023
I love the beautiful backyard. The home itself is very small, including the living room and bedrooms however the enclosed yard makes up for it.


michael h.
December 2023
ʻo nā mea maʻalahi o ke ola e hoʻonui ai i ke ola Great location, perfectly decorated, extremely relaxing, hidden gem We are thankful that we found this place, neighborhood is quiet and you feel "kūloko" (local) and welcomed. Comfortable bedrooms, well stocked kitchen, relaxing Zen garden, Scenic Lani upper deck, perfect for morning coffee sunrises, happy hour sunsets, and exploring stars at night. Joe, the host, was more than accommodating and available any time you need help or have questions (thanks, Joe). Attention to details are what make this property special, modern kitchen, plenty of seating inside and out, outdoor shower, grill, boogie boards, air-conditioning, and decorated with style and class. We have been fortunate to travel and have stayed at numerous VRBO properties, and this one stands out as one of the best all around ! So grateful we found this place, hope you get a chance to experience it yourself. mahalo ʻO ke aloha a me ka maluhia ka honua i wahi maikaʻi


Kathleen J.
September 2023
Vacationing with adult children. Lovely home in a quiet neighborhood. The location was perfect for us. We specifically did not want to stay in a big resort and this cottage is in close proximity to the northern Kohala Coast beaches so a great alternative. Easy drive to north and east sides of island as well and to Kailua-Kona. Great base for our trip. Super comfortable beds, nice living room with comfortable seating with large screen TV. Very well-equipped kitchen and nice dining area. Lanai was amazing - extending the living space with another dining table and grill PLUS large area with seating for kicking back and relaxing PLUS the upper deck for early morning coffee and sunsets. Outdoor shower was great - you'll need it after the beach! Washer/dryer was one of my prerequisites for our trip and came in handy throughout the stay. Air conditioning was welcome for relief from the heat later in the afternoons. Overhead ceiling fans also available in all rooms. Property manager was very nice, super responsive and helpful with any questions we had. There was also a detailed book containing helpful information about the cottage and things to do on the island. I highly recommend this property!


Kaitlin W.
September 2023
Probably one of the nicest VRBO’s we have ever stayed in…thoughtful touches throughout, well stocked kitchen, great guide book…this place is amazing and we would definitely stay here again!


Bri D.
September 2023
We really enjoyed our stay! They were incredibly responsive and helpful.


Stephanie K.
September 2023
We really enjoyed our recent 5 night stay at Hale Hapuna. The house was very clean. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen was the most well-stocked of any vacation rental at which we've ever stayed. We loved spending time relaxing and eating dinner on the lanai and watching the sunset and nighttime sky from the upper deck. The neighborhood was quiet. It's an easy 15-20 minute drive to Waimea, Hawi, and the Mauna Lani resort area. I was worried that we'd feel isolated but that was definitely not the case. We never ended up swimming at Spencer Beach Park but it looked like a great family-friendly beach. We visited the Pu'ukohola Heiau (adjacent to Spencer Beach Park) and had shave ice in Kawaihae. We would definitely stay here again!


Sandra S.
August 2023
This property is absolutely beautiful. Attention to details in both the inside and outside. The patios are amazing! We could see the ocean during the day and the Milky Way at night from the upper patio. All the necessities and then some were readily available - beach bags, beach towels, chairs/umbrellas. It made for an easy and enjoyable trip to the many white sand beaches nearby. Thank you, Joseph, for everything!


Fallon R.
May 2023
This rental is lovely! One of the absolute best places we have stayed. Beautiful lanai. The home was well stocked with everything we could possibly need for our stay. Communication with host was friendly and prompt. Would most definitely recommend to others!!


Anne p.
May 2023
We loved our stay here! This is a small but very comfortable bungalow with a fantastic backyard. We loved sitting at the top of the deck for the beautiful view. The kitchen is the best rental kitchen I've ever cooked in. The beds are super comfortable and there are ample towels and supplies. We loved everything about it! We really appreciated the adventure suggestions and had such a fun time exploring that part of the island.


Jillian S.
May 2023
This was such a great spot for my family to stay on the tail end of our Big Island trip! Plenty of room for everyone, the kitchen was well equipped and the outdoor areas were beautiful. It was close to beaches and to Waimea. Getting to Kona was only a little bit of a trek of 40 minutes. Communication was great! They even had the AC running for us when we arrived. The wifi was consistent and strong (my husband could conduct a few Zoom meetings while we were there). It's a beautiful and thoughtfully well appointed bungalow. Would definitely stay there again.


Sabine S.
April 2023
Lovely, would visit again.


Dane S.
April 2023
Our family had a great time staying at the property. It was a short drive away from excellent beaches and other activities. The kitchen was well stocked which made cooking dinners at home every night easy. Would definitely stay again.


Lay San P.
April 2023
The property is charming, and location is very easy for us to travel towards Hilo or Kona for our vacation. We love our stay here and would come back again for future trips!


lina C.
March 2023
The house was nicely located quick drive distance to nice beaches and historical locations. Even though we arrived during a storm, the property was very welcoming especially the back yard. Very peaceful and beautifully landscaped. We really like the top tear behind the house. Would recommend this property to everyone.


BEVERLY N.
February 2023
We would highly recommend staying in this beautiful home. The backyard is very secluded and well taken care of. We had a day that was very windy but the backyard is so protected we sat outside and enjoyed the Hawaiian heat without the wind. We would definitely stay here again.


Gail V.
February 2023
Our stay at Hale Hapuna was one of the best stays we've every had in Hawaii. The house was clean, roomy, and very well stocked with everything we needed for a comfortable vacation. The kitchen was by far the best stocked kitchen we've ever seen - pots, pans, utensils, appliances, dinner ware, towels - the works. Plus all the staples were in the cupboards - be sure to check in before you hit the grocery store because it probably is already there. The outdoor grill was top quality and worked great. The out door space was great. The lower area had a sun filter over part of it, and a roof over the other part with tables and chairs even a water feature. The washer and dryer worked great and we certainly made use of them. Our favorite outdoor part was the upper deck - it had a 360 view from the ocean in front to the mountains in back. It was the perfect place for coffee in the morning and the sunset and star gazing in the evening. Inside the unit each bedroom and the living had their own air conditioners which worked very well. We turned them off when we were gone, and even though it was warm inside when we returned, they cooled down the entire house in less than 15 minutes. The property manager, Joe, was friendly and very responsive to anything we needed and even had a defective water heater replaced in less than 2 days! He lives next door, so communication was efficient and easy. The location is very convenient to Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beaches, and Spencer beach park is just 2 minutes down the road. Even though this tiny neighborhood is close to the main road, we did not hear road noise inside the house. It was quiet and very private. We really enjoyed our stay and would absolutely stay here again. Mahalo to Joe - thank you for all you did for us.


Rick H.
January 2023
Really nice VRBO. Beautiful patio, nice rooms. Great kitchen. About as advertised. Thanks Joe.


Teri A.
January 2023
We were fortunate to spend a week at Hale Hapuna and it was ideal for us - 2 of us for 5 nights, joined by our daughter's family for the final 2. King beds were sooo comfortable, and this home is impressively stocked with any kitchen item one might require. Best of all, the location! Mere minutes from gorgeous Hapuna Beach and perfectly sited for Hawaii's Kohala Coast. We hope to return.


Brenda D.
January 2023
Great location with easy access to shops and beaches, quiet area away from the resorts. Super clean and updated. Best house we’ve stayed at this far. I would love to own the is property!! Such care taken in designing the outdoor area. Every amenity was thought of and taken care of. Beach chairs,, beach towels snorkel, towels, extra house keys, laundry soap etc! It’s all there. 6+ stars Only down size for us was 6 adults sharing one bathroom. Someone was always waiting to use it when we were there.


Judy M.
December 2022
Five star property


Jason K.
December 2022
Very clean and comfortable. House was very well appointed. Beautiful and private outdoor space. Great location. Property manager was very responsive and helpful. Definitely recommend Hale Hapuna!


Catherine N.
November 2022
The house was perfect for our family of 3. We could have comfortably had 2 additional people with us, since there is an extra bedroom. The kitchen is well stocked if you like to cook, and there are all of the beach items you need to enjoy nearby beaches. Chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, and beach bags! The location is perfect! So close to the Hapuna beach and the big resorts. And also just a short drive to Waimea for larger grocery stores and farmers markets. The outdoor space is wonderful, and fully enclosed for privacy. Check-in was so easy, and the house was actually available for us to check in early which was so awesome since our flight came in earlier in the day. Joe is a great host, and checked in with us midway during our trip to make sure everything was going okay. We absolutely loved staying here, and look forward to hopefully booking a stay here in the future.


Matthias N.
October 2022
We had a great stay with our family at Hale Hapuna. Even though the interior is quite small you will find a well equipped kitchen and the outdoor / barbecue area with the terrace and a deck on a higher level is very spacious. From the upper deck you can even see the ocean and the sunsets! There are beautiful beaches nearby - especially Hapuna Beach and if you can get a parking the beach at Mauna Kea resort hotel. Thank you


Taylor C.
September 2022
We loved our time here. Great property! Well equipped. Backyard oasis. Designated parking spot. Great location/quiet. Loved it :)


Jaklyn B.
September 2022
We loved staying at Hale Hapuna! Not only was it exactly as advertised, but it was just so peaceful and relaxing knowing we had a beautiful property to come home to after a long day of adventuring the Big Island. My husband and I loved the outdoor space. We read and played cards on the lounge set, ate dinner around the dining room table outside by the BBQ, and stargazed from the rooftop patio (it got very hot up there during the day). We also loved watching the little geckos dart around. We cooked from home to save some money on eating out and were really grateful for the range of appliances, the use of the BBQ, and all the condiments and spices already present at the house. Our grocery shop was minimal because of this. We also appreciated having access to laundry so we could pack less! The bed in the "Volcano" room was very comfortable. The amount of space in this house would be perfect for a family or multiple friends traveling together as there are 2 king beds and a bunk bed in the 3rd bedroom. We were a bit worried about the location being a bit far, but it really wasn't. In fact, it was close to many of the beaches and golf courses we wanted to go to and made our cross island road trips super easy and convenient because the house is so close to the highways (without any of the highway noise). We also really appreciated having access to cooler bags, towels, beach chairs and beach umbrellas for these trips. The cooler bags saved us a lot of trouble because we were able to pack lunches from home rather than eating out. We just used plastic water bottles and froze them for icepacks and they worked perfectly. The beach umbrellas helped us with shade at some popular beaches where the shady spots were already taken. These items were very much appreciated! Hale Hapuna was the perfect spot for some relaxation while also being the perfect jumping off point for adventuring around the island. We loved our stay and have already had friends and family ask us to share the listing so they can stay there as well. The price was right, the communication with Joe was easy and pleasant, and we had a wonderful time. I wish we could have stayed longer. *Joe was super accommodating and allowed us to check in a bit earlier our first day and gave us a later check out on our last day because of our rental car pick up/drop off times. It was much appreciated! Mahalo Joe!


Eric W.
August 2022
Excellent property. What really sets it apart is the abundance of outside space and proximity to Kona’s best beaches.


Cara H.
July 2022
The location was an easy home base for us to explore the Kona side of the island, and the house was comfortable and clean. What made our stay were the outdoor spaces. We watched the sunset from the upper deck and spent evenings reading and relaxing on the lanai, listening to the fountain. Highly recommend.


Gilles D.
July 2022
I have rented thru vrbo a lot. Mostly in europe, but this property stood out amongst all others by the host's obvious attention to details. The house was fully equiped, well kepts and clean. I was there with my wife and grown children 23 and 27. We all agreed that this was the best rental we ever had. Joe thanks a lot!


Maureen D.
July 2022
Everything we needed was there. Artful objects placed throughout. Outside area was amazing. Shade, lots of seating, upper patio with view of ocean and sunset!


Sandra v.
July 2022
Wonderful little oasis as a base to explore the NW of the Big Island. We stocked the well appointed kitchen from Waimea Foodland and enjoyed our stay.


Adrienne C.
June 2022
The house is beautiful and an easy location to get around most of the island easily.


Tom T.
June 2022
Enjoyed coffee in the morning and wine for sunset in backyard. The pictures and descriptions listed were exactly what you get.


Kristina F.
May 2022
This place is beautiful and it is very comfortable. We appreciate all the utensils and small appliances and sharp knives in the kitchen, it made cooking easy. Thank you for the extras like beach chairs and floaties. The host had excellent communication and was very thoughtful and kind.


Sue D.
May 2022
What a sweet get-away spot this is, a quiet, private spot away from hustle and bustle yet within close range of wonderful beaches, excellent eating spots, shops, snorkel-tours ect. But the best part is the space itself - squeaky clean, casual and unpretentious yet elegant. Everything you need is there - an amazingly well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, a full range of beach paraphenalia, and three quiet, private, beautifully landscaped outdoor areas. We watched the eclipse from the top deck! We can't wait to go back!


Matthew B.
May 2022
This was the perfect getaway for our family of 5. The unit was very clean and well-stocked. Everything was in working order, and the listing is an accurate representation. The outside space is very private and relaxing. We would stay here again without hesitation.


Tracy G.
April 2022
I can’t say enough great things about this place! They have everything we need and more, great location and close to our favorite beaches, great communication during our stay, amazing back yard set up.. so great we chose to eat at home a few times just to relax in our home! We will definitely love to come back here!


Rachel H.
April 2022
Wonderful modern/updated little bungalow with three bedrooms and amazing outdoor patio area and upper deck with view of ocean. Really well stocked kitchen and easy to use A/C in each room, beautiful and very decorative outdoor eating areas and relaxing areas as well as upper small deck with a view! Kids loved the bunkbeds and the lizards in the yard. The beds are a sort of foam top/softer type bed and I do prefer firmer myself but still very comfortable and house is very clean and very well stocked - lots of beach chairs and other equipment, books about Hawaii and plenty of cooking/kitchen equipment and dishes. Great place to be near Hapuna and Spencer beach area!


Joanne W.
April 2022
This property is beautiful inside and in the backyard. The back patio is like an oasis. The outdoor shower was great for cleaning up after the beach. The deck overlooking the ocean and mountains was beautiful morning and evening. We ate dinner at the outdoor table. Kitchen was better appointed than home and stocked with spices/oils so we could actually cook. Laundry was available and with everything needed. 5 minutes from Spencer beach and less than 10 minutes from Hāpuna State Park. Beach chairs/umbrella were appreciated!


Sarah R.
April 2022
I loved staying at Hale Hapuna! We cooked and had everything we needed to make our meals. The beds were comfortable, the TV is nice, and everything is just beautiful, so many nice touches for beauty and comfort. We loved hanging out outside with our morning coffee and our PM drinks. And there are many beautiful beaches, good food, and shopping nearby!


Brent O.
April 2022
S Amazing backyard and views!


Kevin C.
December 2021
Great location as the Kohala Coast resorts are a short drive away. Accommodations are comfortable and the outdoor entertaining area is an oasis.


Jeremy G.
December 2021
The unit was perfect for our needs: great location 2 minutes from Spencer Beach Park, clean, well appointed with everything you'd need, a very cool backyard (with a 180 degree ocean view from the deck). The property manager was very responsive and clear in communication. Would definitely stay again.


Sherri K.
December 2021
Loved this VRBO rental! Couldn't get a better location, accessible to everything nearby + fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay with beaches nearby. Uplifted, elegant and inspiring while fully functional. I'd come back in a heartbeat! Nice job!


Greg H.
November 2021
The sunset deck was a wonderful surprise. A chef's kitchen with sharp knives. Pictures do not portray how tranquil and relaxing this space is. Outdoor shower for getting the sand off was a hot with the family. And the location is truly the best, great shave ice in Kawaihai and the best beaches right down the road.


Harvey S.
November 2021
delightful home with lovely outdoor space. convenient to all great beaches. local feel...definitely will stay here again


Robert D.
November 2021
Perfect location for the beaches and north side of the island. Comfortable, clean and quiet location. Well decorated and furnished.


Denise C.
October 2021
We loved our staycation getaway in this well appointed rental with a shaded Zen garden, water feature, multiple options for seating inside and outside, including a sunset lookout deck. It was generously supplied throughout the house with everything we needed. We ate all of our meals there, mostly outside. Options of ceiling fans, or AC. Our host was great about communication. We look forward to another getaway at Hale Hapuna!


Angaea C.
September 2021
I'm a local on the island and my family wanted a nice place to stay for my birthday. We're from South Kona and we think of the northside as more dry and hot. But after entering the house, there were lots of shade by the entrance and the backyard. There's a zen garden vibe with plenty of comfy seating surrounded by plants. We also loved the sunset deck! The inside was very clean and comfortable as well. It's a small house, but the interior design made it feel spacious. There were water bottles, snacks, and other staples in the kitchen we could use. The kitchen had all we needed to cook dinner, but the next morning, the coffee maker was too small and could only make one or two cups of coffee. Other than that, the kitchen was stocked! The house is very close to all the resort beaches


Teresa C.
September 2021
Comfortable, clean and nicely decorated home in a neighborhood near some of the islands most beautiful beaches and historic sites. We enjoyed relaxing on the upper deck with ocean view and the outdoor shower!


Nik K.
August 2021
I’ll keep this short and sweet. This place was amazing! It was my wife and I and two of our best friends! It was perfect, from the location, to the beds, to the kitchen and outside living! Wish we had more time in this house. Def will return! Thank you Joe!


Edward L.
August 2021
We really enjoyed our stay. Loved the location and house. We will stay here again if we come back to the Big Island!


Gabriele B.
August 2021
My family and I recently stayed in this Bungalow/Hale located very close to Hapuna State Beach, Mauna Kea Beach Resort, Puako, and Hawi. The house is very private with a parking spot located directly in front of the front gate entrance to the Hale. The house is very clean, nicely decorated, and open for family gathering, entertaining, meal sharing, etc. The outside area is also a great place to gather, entertain, and/or just relax after a fun day at the beach. There is an outdoor shower that is great to clean off sand before you go in the house. The house is also equipped with an air conditioner unit in each room which allows each guest to control their temperature in their room. The area is pretty hot so A/C is important and great that this Hale has it. We really enjoyed our stay here! If you've been to the Big Island before, and know the area, this is a great alternative to staying at one of the resorts because its in such close proximity to all the beaches. You are also close to Waimea, Hawi, and a hop skip and a jump over to the other side to Hilo over the saddle road or Hamakua coastline. Great place! Highly recommended!


Whitney F.
August 2021
This spot was such a good find! The outdoor space was beautiful and we fully enjoyed our stay. It had all the amenities and had multiple hangout areas.


Elizabeth A.
August 2021
What an incredibly well-stocked and zen spot to base some vacation time! It is incredibly organized and check-in/check-out was easy. My cousin and I enjoyed the sunset views (walk out to the street for the actual pop!), the full kitchen and grill, and close proximity to Big Island Brewhaus. Mahalo!


Jennifer E.
August 2021
The terraced lanai/garden was a delight! Tranquil & beautiful - the perfect respite after a day frolicking at Hapuna beach.


Michael B.
August 2021
Just a spectacular property. The outdoor living area is spa-like. The upper deck is the perfect morning inspiration/evening relaxation location. The outdoor patio is just a dream setting. The small touches here matter a lot—in every possible area, there are mini power blocks to plug in/USB/charge. By both sides of the bed, near the kitchen table, on the side tables. For 3 teenagers + parents, the place was HUGE—enough room for the teenagers to disappear and get their screen time. This place is so close to Hapuna, you will not believe it exists. Hands down, an amazing place. Sincere thanks for an amazing week. Mahalo.


Avinash K.
August 2021
One of the nicest VRBOs we have stayed at. Hale Hapuna is impeccably furnished and decorated. The space is very comfortable and everything worked great. The verandah and deck are spectacular. And the location--close to fantastic beaches/snorkeling and Waimea--is ideal. We had a lovely stay and wish we could have stayed longer.


Brittany W.
August 2021
We attended a wedding at Mauna Kea and this was the perfect location for all the beaches and events! Thank you for your hospitality!


John M.
August 2021
Took my wife and 3 adult children to the big island for the week and saw it all so location was great. The back patio and upper deck were great to come back to and as advertised after long day trips to Volcanoes, black sand beaches and snorkling. One bathroom was never an issue and outdoor shower came in handy for us boys. Was a bit hesitant to turn off AC at request of homeowner while we were away from house but it cooled off pretty quickly upon our return. Morning sunrises on the upper deck made for great views of ocean while having breakfast. Quiet neiborhood but small so my morning walks were a bit short so got my exercise on the nearby beaches and hiking trails on the island. Fully loaded kitchen (including a rice cooker, oils and spices) made for easy prep for meals on the lanai. Overall a great stay and would recomend to anyone willing to stay outside the luxury resorts to not pay those prices.


ruth K.
August 2021
This is an amazing property that I highly recommend. The backyard is so relaxing, zenlike and beautiful, the kitchen and house were well equipped. It is in a great location to access multiple beaches and sites. Highly recommend


Jennifer M.
July 2021
This was our first post-pandemic vacation and although we're all vaccinated it was very important for us to find a place to stay that was away from the crowds. It was also our babymoon so we wanted someplace nice for us to spend some time together as a family of four before we welcomed a new baby girl. This place checked all the boxes and exceeded all of our expectations. Joe, the property manager, was incredibly responsive and even offered to pick up a few breakfast items for us since we got in late at night when all the stores were closed. We really enjoyed the town of Waimea, about 20 min inland, and it felt much more authentic and less crowded than going out to eat in the touristy resort compounds further south of us. We spent a lot of time at Hapuna beach which is just 10 min away and made good use of the beach chairs and umbrellas that are available at the house to use. We stayed for two weeks with our two teenage girls and the house was the perfect size for us. The back patio and upper deck gave us plenty of room to spread out and enjoy our surroundings. Many morning coffees and evening beverages were consumed on that upper deck while watching the sunset. None of us wanted to leave and we're hoping to make this special place a regular vacation destination for our family in the future.


Tyler L.
July 2021
Used this as our home-base to see the island. Comfortable, great location, nice amenities. Would consider booking again on return trips.


Erin T.
June 2021
Absolutely loved our stay here. The home was so charming and had a great space to offer. Everything from the main home's decor to the lovely deck overlooking the ocean was top notch. We took a quick walk down the street to the neighborhood park and watched a gorgeous sunset over the ocean. Quick drive to the beach, hikes, and shops. If I return to the Big Island, I will definitely stay here again!


Jessica K.
June 2021
Stayed here for two nights at the tail end of our trip after a week+ in Mauna Lani. Location is off the first street (Emmalani) after turning up towards Waimea from hwy19 - 5min from Hapuna, 3min from Spencer. So close to the coast, but the slight elevation made for a noticeable difference in air temp! Easy Waimea and Kawaihae access. The place is not huge - most of the windows are all frosted out, and the king beds (memory foam, too soft and smushy for my taste) take up most of the space in the bedrooms, which makes it a teensy bit claustrophobic - but no big deal for two nights; we spent most of our time on the roof patio anyway (great view, nice breeze) plus, it's so very cute and thoughtfully appointed. The park at the end of the block offers another nice view too. Lots of supplies in the kitchen, coffee maker and ice maker. Really nice personal touches makes it cozy and familiar. Outdoor shower was clutch for 4 adults with one bathroom! We used it almost exclusively. The park at the end of the block offers another nice view too. Overall, a great place home base for us 4 - any more would be too tight IMO, definitely recommend!


Rose Mary G.
June 2021
Exceptional experience. Best vacation ever.



September 2019
This was a great location for exploring the coast. Was super clean and tidy with attention to detail. The outdoor patio living space was great and I enjoyed the view of the water from the top terrace.



August 2019
The property is clean and beautiful, wonderfully decorated, three comfortable bedrooms, a great deck and patio for dinning outside.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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