My wife and I stayed 4 nites in Waimea Cottage during a 6 nite stay on the Big Island. It proved idyllic and a great value.
This next bit I owe to Barbara, our gracious host:
When you arrive and she shows you around , do not fall into my trap of starting to ask questions that start as "Does the apt. have...?". "Is there a .....?". Stop right there. Trust me: it is fully equipped in every way. The cottages are overseen by this lady that by virtue of her long experience has seen 'everything' in the hospitality industry and has an answer to your question before you even thought of asking it.
On the purely financial side, think of this: for the price of three nights in this wonderful cottage you could have had just 1 nite at Mauna Kea Resort in their cheapest room. Instead, you manage to drag yourself out of bed in the morning to drive a whole 15-20 minutes to that same said resort --which is by my thinking sits astride the best beach on the Big Island, if not all Hawaii -- to arrive by 8:30 am at the latest to be assured of getting 1 of 38 free parking spots (first come ,first serve) and enjoy its beach, outdoor bar/lunch facility, and general ambience, while grinning back at all those who are paying so much more to frolic on the same beach as you.
Bottom line: come to the Big Island , stay at Waimea Gardens Cottage B&B, spend less, enjoy more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the foothills of the Kohala Mountains by a seasonal stream, Waimea Gardens bed and breakfast on the Big Island of Hawaii offers two separate vacation cottages, a studio, and its latest addition, the Ohana Suite. Each has private bath, wood floors, full kitchen or kitchenette stocked with breakfast provisions, WiFi, and all amenities and service one would expect to find at a luxury hotel. Waimea's quiet upcountry ranching community is centrally located, providing the perfect jumping-off spot for enjoying all of the Big Island's unique diversity: beautiful white-sand beaches, lush valleys, waterfalls, the summit of Mauna Kea and much more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Waimea Gardens Cottage b&b
- Waimea Gardens Cottage Hotel Waimea