Full view of cottageHualalai Mountain from front lanai
Hualalai Cottage in Waimea ~ Close to Beaches
Hosted by Lloyd & Loring
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3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Hualalai Cottage is a spacious and light-filled cottage adored by all who stay here! It is located on the gorgeous, sunny side of upcountry Waimea, also called Kamuela, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The space

This private, free-standing, one bedroom ohana cottage with two sunny lanais and great light includes a luxurious queen bed, tiled bathroom with a walk-in shower, comfortable living/dining room, and a fully-equipped kitchen which includes hot plate, refrigerator, microwave, toaster-oven, pots, dishes, utensils, coffee makers, grinder, pantry items, & water purifier. Your perfect home away from home!

The cottage is a cozy refuge or starting point for the wonderful attractions of our beautiful island. It is conveniently located 45 minutes from the Kona Airport and 1.5 hours from the Hilo Airport. Our gorgeous beaches are 10-15 minutes away. The picturesque town of Waimea is 10 minutes away, quaint Hawi & Honoka'a towns 30 minutes, and Mauna Kea, 60 minutes. We are close to many gourmet restaurants and farmers' markets featuring delicious local fruits, vegetables, and meats as well as wood-fire-baked breads and other products.

Your needs are looked after with many amenities - linens, towels, beach towels as well as beach chairs, mats, and umbrellas. Also included for your comfort & enjoyment are 2 ice chests & blue ice. BBQ, hair drier, ceiling fans, shopping bags, flat-screen TV with Netflix, DVD/CD player with Hawaiian music and movies, snorkel gear & boogie boards.

The second bed is a single, automatically inflatable airbed for use on the floor. A foam topper as well as linens are provided for your comfort.

Our 2200' elevation allows for cooler evenings and nights - perfect for deep slumbers! For your comfort do pack a sweater or sweatshirt.

An excellent resource with information on beaches, hikes, restaurants, and activities is 'Hawaii The Big Island Revealed,' by Andrew Doughty. There is a copy in the cottage for your enjoyment but you might consider purchasing your own before you arrive.

Guest access

You have your own off-street parking space, a private entry path with security lights to the cottage entrance, and two private lanais.

Interaction with guests

We live in the main house but most likely you will rarely see us. And while sincerely respecting your privacy, we are always happy and available to answer questions and give directions.

Other things to note

Many of our wonderful guests have mentioned that they sincerely regret not booking longer stays at Hualalai Cottage - and we are grateful to the many who have returned!

Voice of Beauty Skincare, Loring's business, is available for nurturing, luxurious facials in our nearby studio by appointment.

Wash & dry laundry service is available for $10 per load. For guests staying longer than 7 nights, one free load per week is offered along with fresh linens.

Hawaii state GE & TAT taxes are included in the price

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Family/Kid Friendly

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

No smoking/vaping any substance. No incense or candles
No pets and no friends' pets allowed anywhere on premises
Shoes must be removed indoors
Your wonderful children of any age are a *third person*
9pm-9am quite time


69 Reviews

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Akemi User Profile
August 2017
This place gives you a true 'home away from home' feeling for those interested in exploring Northern half of the Big Island in a relaxed manner. The location is conveniently located to visit the magical coast, mountains and valleys of Kohala, as well as the magnificent Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. In addition, you can enjoy all the great foods from Waimea (grommet town of the Big Island!) at the end of each day. The host (lovely Loring & Lloyd) has a lot of great recommendations, that you can rely on. Strongly recommended!
Lloyd & Loring User ProfileLloyd & Loring is a superhost.
Response from Lloyd & Loring:
Thank you again for coming to stay with us and loving our wonderful island. We look forward to hosting you again one day when Kai is older and happy to hike! I'm so sorry that you all got ill on your long journey home and hope you are well now.
August 2017

Zoe User Profile
June 2017
The cottage is an ideal base if you want to enjoy the beaches by day but have a cooler escape in the evenings. It offers all the privacy and seclusion you could want, but Lloyd and Loring are on hand for anything you might need. It's really well-equipped: coolers, shopping bags, beach gear, etc. made things easy. I felt very welcome here and slept better than I have in a long time! I'd certainly come back.
Lloyd & Loring User ProfileLloyd & Loring is a superhost.
Response from Lloyd & Loring:
Thank you, Zoe! Please do return!
June 2017

Annie User Profile
April 2016
Just one look back at the sweet photo of this wonderful happy and generous couple tells all... The "cottage " was delightful: not large, but who needs large when it was so comfortable, well-equipped and well-placed on the island for all kinds of adventures?! The bed was a generous size, and super-comfortable. The décor was charming and had a simple Hawaiian chalet-style feel.... we even had hula dancing on demand, since the Hilo Merrie Monarch festival was in full swing, literally, and beamed out on TV in the evenings. We loved everything about this stay, and most of all we love the property's owners, with their natural warmth and attention to detail that makes this one so very special.
Lloyd & Loring User ProfileLloyd & Loring is a superhost.
Response from Lloyd & Loring:
Mahalo for your kindness and friendship, dear friends... we look forward to meeting up with you again.
April 2016

Joe User Profile
October 2017
This was the perfect place very quiet and clean. The hosts Lloyd and Loring are awesome. The location was perfect, it's just a short drive to the beach, and a short drive to Kamuela, where we were visiting some friends. This was my first time using Airbnb and I was impressed with how easy this was. I will be recommending Lloyd and Loring's place to my friends, or maybe, I'll just keep it a secret treasure!
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Response from Lloyd & Loring:
Thank you, Joe. Please do come again soon! I hope your trip home was easier than the the one coming here!
October 2017

Tim User Profile
September 2017
Lloyd & Loring's home is cozy and immaculate. They are great communicators too which made finding the home easy. We were given a personal tour of their house on arrival which took the guess work out of the arrival process. They are very thoughtful, proving books and maps and local restaurant recommendations in addition to the fresh fruit and fresh cream for coffee in the fridge. Although we didn't get to use the beach and snorkel equipment that is also a great perk as you are a short drive from many beaches and snorkel spots.
Lloyd & Loring User ProfileLloyd & Loring is a superhost.
Response from Lloyd & Loring:
Thank you for coming to stay in Hualalai Cottage! Lloyd and I hope that your wedding planning went well and that the happy occasion will be a wonderful event!
September 2017

Itagaki User Profile
August 2017
It was only about a week but a great stay! We both loved this cottage so much. Clean, quiet, private and there are pretty much everything you need. Lloyd and Loring are wonderful hosts. They respect our privacy and easy to get in touch(mostly by mailing). It's about 10mins drive to Waimea and there are supermarkets, nice restaurants and markets. If you are planning to visit a Waipio valley, Honokaa and Mauna Kea, this place would be the best! We would love to stay hear again!!
Lloyd & Loring User ProfileLloyd & Loring is a superhost.
Response from Lloyd & Loring:
Thank you so much! Please do come again!
August 2017

Hillary User Profile
June 2017
This cottage was perfect! It was spacious, clean and comfortable. It was great having the extra lanai space and kitchen. Loring and Lloyd were so helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend this place a a friend!

Waimea, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in January 2012
Lloyd & Loring User ProfileLloyd & Loring is a superhost.
Originally from Northern California and Arkansas, and with deep roots here in Hawaii, we have made our home in the sweet town of Waimea since 2003. We love our little spot of paradise on the Big Island and would love to share it with you too!
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