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Property Details

Updated: Jan 28, 2015
Studio: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2, full kitchen, washer/dryer.

* Economical in price, but luxuriant in the amenities will be your home away from home as you explore and hang out in paradise. The Big Island has 11 of the world's 13 climatic zones so you will always find the sun & adventure somewhere!!

* Central location to the best Big Island tourist attractions including: Kohala Coast Golf Courses, Volcano National Park, Waipio Valley, ziplines (the Big Island boasts of 8 ziplines), Mauna Kea Observatories and world renown beaches such as Hapuna Beach, Mauna Kea Beach & “A” Bay (only 15 – 30 minutes away).

* Finest restaurants in Hawaii right in the town of Waimea (walking distance), home of the world famous Parker Ranch, one of the largest ranches in America. One of their green pastures is just outside our front door.

* Talk story with hosts willing to share their experiences of the island and to provide unique personal 4 wheel drive tours of Mauna Kea and Waipio Valley.

* Have added a rollaway cot for those wishing to bring 1 additional person, a youth or younger would be best suited.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Patsy & Dale moved to Hawaii from Canada in 2005, one of the best decisions we made. A building contractor and a Physical Therapist, we are committed to making your stay memorable and healing in every way.

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Hilltop Haven: A Most Restful Home Away From Home
+1 -8088856467
Waimea - Kamuela Kohala Coast

This is a classy studio apartment !!

  • 5 of 5
Hill Top Haven is a fantastic get away with all the amenities !!! A super quiet location and convenient to many Big Island attractions. The built in fireplace is a cozy addition that you wouldn't think you would ever need in Hawaii..... think again because sometimes the nights can be a little chilly. Daytime temperatures in Wiamea are very pleasant and usually not humid.

If you want to snorkel or explore the beaches, this location is only a short drive away to some of the best beaches in the Hawaiian Islands. Best of all, the owners are extremely helpful and because of them, we have a wonderful memory of our Hawaiian vacation. They treated us like family and made suggestions for our day excursions as well as sharing the little secrets only the locals would know. Whenever to come to Wiamea should be on the top of your list.... you will not be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Hilltop Haven: A Most Restful Home Away From Home
+1 -8088856467
Waimea - Kamuela Kohala Coast
Spokane, WA USA

Highly Recommend Hilltop Haven!

  • 5 of 5
Everything about Hilltop Haven was a pleasant surprise for us! The studio apt. was well laid out and furnished comfortably. We found it easy to settle in there and feel "at home" away from home. Some of the amenities we enjoyed the most were the well stocked kitchen, the built-in fireplace (kept us warm and cozy),easy cable and internet access, the nice sitting area and the comfortable bed. The place was very clean and was far more "luxurious" than our Castle Hilo hotel room (the other place we stayed on the island.). It was also less expensive.

The owners were so friendly and did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable including being flexible with check in and out times and supplying us everything we needed in regards to beach gear. They also recommended sites to see, which helped us have a very enjoyable visit. One of the highlights of the trip was getting to snorkel with dolphins at Honaunau.

Hilltop Haven is located in Waimea, the northern part of the island. For those wanting to spend most of their time in Kona, this might be a disadvantage since it is about an hours drive down there. However, we found the location to be a good central spot for all of our island sightseeing which took us just about every direction on the Big Island. And there are plenty of great beach areas 15-20 minutes away.

Overall, we highly recommend!

Broc and Sherisa
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Hilltop Haven: A Most Restful Home Away From Home
+1 -8088856467
Waimea - Kamuela Kohala Coast
Angwin, CA, USA

Gracious and Hospitable Place

  • 5 of 5
This rental exceeded our expectations. Great care has been given to the design and maintenance of the apartment. It had all the conveniences to make our stay enjoyable. The owners are gracious hosts even loaning us snorkeling gear. The property is well positioned to access the majority of the island. Waimea has excellent grocery stories and restaurants. The weather was quite rainy for the first half of our stay, but within 5 minutes we could drive to sunshine and warm temperatures. The best beach on the island is only 15 minutes away. We will recommend these accommodations to our friends.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Hilltop Haven: A Most Restful Home Away From Home
+1 -8088856467
Waimea - Kamuela Kohala Coast

Pure Heaven at Hilltop Haven

  • 5 of 5
If I could rate Hilltop Haven as a 10 stars experience, I would! Everything as you see, plus the aloha from the host Patsy and Dale gave us the freedom as well as the friendly advice of the island. Dale took us into Waipi'o Valley which was a dream come true for us. Sleeping in the mist with just a drive down the hill into the sunshine and coming back to a fireplace, warm shower and a cozy bed. Truly the best place to stay on the Big Island. Many Thanks!
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Hilltop Haven: A Most Restful Home Away From Home
+1 -8088856467
Waimea - Kamuela Kohala Coast
Bakersfield, CA

Awesome, cozy get-a-way spot!

  • 5 of 5
Pam and I really enjoyed staying at your place during a part of our 40th Anniversary get-a-way together. Convenient location, great amenities, awesome view, perfect temperature and first class furnishings (rival to Hilton resorts)! We had a blast! We're look forward to being regulars when we return to the Big Island soon. Jim
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

A wonderful location at an elevation that provides you the utmost in restful, relaxing peace. We are just across the road from the green hills of the world renown Parker Ranch. Hike to the backside of Waipio Valley from our doorstep. Most of all you will never be in a more safe place.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kailua Kona at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Several to choose from at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Hapuna, Mauna Kea at 13 Miles Nearest Motorway : The Kawaihae, Mamalohoa Hwy. at 500 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Merriman's at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Hapuna, Spencer's at 12 Miles Car: recommended

The following is what some of our guests have to say about their experience at Hilltop Haven.

SL from Santa Fe, NM 'Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality!!! I feel so rejuvenated. Haven't slept so soundly and deeply in ages! My best to you both. A hui ho...'

SB from Honolulu 'Beautiful home and warm hospitality. Thanks so much...'

CA from Edomonton, AB 'The wonderful company of you guys and letting us stay in your beautiful home was awesome. I really enjoyed the golf and zipline and snorkeling. The drive to Waipio was unbelievable. Thank you for your second to non hospitality'

BA from Sedgewick, AB 'I enjoyed the tours throughout the vast countryside and different climates. Definitely will be back to SNUBA and dive again and to go zip-lining. Thank you so much!'

S&B F from WA 'Hilltop Haven was absolutely the perfect home - away- from home for us. The studio apt. is comfortable, homey and provided for our every need down to the last detail. The location was perfect for us.'

L&B G from Sask. 'This has been an incredible vacation...the sights underwater were awesome. Dale, our trip to the Waipio Valley was definitely a little like heaven.'

K&J B from CA. 'We enjoyed visiting your island. Waimea is a great little town. We understand why you choose to live here. The studio room that we stayed in was lovely'

D&P W from CA 'Sure hate to leave this beautiful location and wonderful studio. The pictureson your site don't do the room justice, and we will certinaly recommend your place to others.

DL from CA 'Beautiful home, friendly people, wonderful weather, wish I could stay longer. Thanks for your hospitality... PS I left my heart in Hawaii.'

B&B A from GA 'Hilltop Haven definitely did not disappoint, but instead it far exceeded our expectations. The town of Waimea is so lovely. We enjoyd using your studio as our starting point for adventures to Two Step for snorkeling, a breathtaking drive to S. Kona, shopping, exploring the resort areas, taking in a beautiful sunset at A Bay and a nice drive through Cowboy Country and on up to Hawi. While we are sad to be leavingthe Big Island we know & trust that the time we spent here will forever live on in our memories.'


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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Feb 1 - Feb 1
1 night

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $145 - $165

Weekly Rate: $925 - $975
* Rates: $145/night, $925/week/single or double occupancy. $50 cleaning fee and taxes apply. Two (2) night minimum stay. 50% deposit required, balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Cancellation allowed prior to 14 days before arrival, subject to 10% withholding. Call or email for special offers.
*FYI this Waimea is on the Big Island.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Jan 28, 2015


From the Owner

If you enjoy people but like having your own private space where it is peace and quiet. Almost a rural setting, yet seconds from the best the Island of Hawaii has to offer in restaurants and amenities. Two things that stand out for out guests, what we have heard over and over again is: Attention to detail, in your immediate surroundings and the construction of your studio space. Diversity, around every corner, over every hill; the climate, the beauty, the opportunity to experience something new on the Big Island is totally unsurpassed. And the good news is you are central to it all right here at Hilltop Haven.

Property Type

  • studio


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 375 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • large area granite countertop, with space to unpack and make yourself at home, large walk-in shower with both overhead and handheld shower heads, with in shower bench.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom/sitting area rivals what you will find in the very finest hotels. All the amenities, LED TV, full entertainment package, even your own fireplace!


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * Everything you need for the beach: towels, snorkel gear, ice chests, lounge chairs, boogie boards, and more!! * Your own private, sheltered entrance. * Well-equipped kitchen and hosts who are there for you to meet every unexpected need. When you’re here, you’re Ohana (family). * Free unlimited long distance & local phone calls, wireless internet access, satellite television, DVD & VHS with sound system with iPod dock, laundry facilities, shower, queen bed, hair dryer, iron, books, games and fresh flowers. * Whether you want to sun bathe, hike trails few visitors have seen, ride horses, take ATV tours, bird watch, swim with the dolphins, whale watch in the winter, photograph spectacular flowers or take in the sunrises and sunsets it’s all here and more, just out your doorstep at Hilltop Haven!! * This is a 'No Smoking', smoke free studio & home, helping to keep Hawaii beautiful. * Barbecue grill (gas) for your enjoyment. Buy some fresh off the boat fish at the local fish market and have your own 5 star meal. * Additional single rooms with attached bath or shared bath, upstairs in the main house are also available on a very limited basis. * Just added: solar photovoltaic system to our already present solar hot water. Enjoy our 'green' home. Our philosophy is that your dream trip to Hawaii shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg for accommodations when your real objective is to see what the Big Island has to offer. But make no mistake, this is one of the most beautiful, cleanest accommodations you will find, rivaling the most luxuriant rooms in the finest resorts. We have just recently remodeled the whole house and you will reap the benefits. Located in THE prime location atop Waimea. After a hot day at the beach unwind in fresh clean Waimea where you will sleep in wonderful comfort. With even a fireplace (gas – no mess) to take the chill away if you need it.

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