This is a lovely and spacious accommodation, the entire ground floor of a house. It includes a beautiful backyard with lots of flowers and plants and of course the humongous mango tree. It's central to everything there is to do in the northern Big Island. The owners, Daniela and Brad, are delightful and friendly people. We enjoyed 6 days of relaxation and short day trips, exactly what we hoped for. We will definitely return for another visit in the next couple of years.
Dani and Brad are the best hosts you will ever encounter. The apartment is decorated beautifully. Dani has looked at every last detail to make your stay pleasing. Location is perfect. A nice quiet residential neighborhood. The garden is amazing. Close enough to town, but feels away from it all. We stayed for 3 weeks in July. We will be returning next summer. My daughter lovingly refers to Daniela as "Aunt Dani" now. You will not find anywhere else that makes you feel like family.
First of all, Daniela P is a delightful host. She has made the apartment comfortable and cozy and a lovely place to return to at the end of the day. Daniela greets you with a lovely array of foods that she tailors to each new guest. The space includes a large BR, bath, LR, DR, and a kitchenette that met all our needs. The basics, such as coffee, tea, paper towels, etc., are also provided. Beach gear is available, if needed, along with blankets if going to Mauna Kea to star gaze. Daniela and her husband live upstairs, but the apartment has private access through a beautiful garden and deck with a gas grill available for use. Daniela's delightful spirit infuses the place. She is a warm and generous host and easy to reach via text or phone call, if the need arises, and she is never intrusive. She provided us with wonderful suggestions for restaurants and places to visit. Waimea is lovely town, centrally located for visiting Mauna Kea, the Kohala Coast, Hawi, Honoka'a, and the northern Hamakua Coast. We wish we could have stayed longer.
What a wonderful welcome to Hawaii. We arrived and Daniela greeted us, welcoming us into her home. The apartment is the lower part of her home. It is a private enclave with direct access to a beautiful lanai looking into the western sky to enjoy the warm Hawaiian sunsets. Daniela gave us a quick tour of the apartment, making sure we knew all the amenities and answered all our questions. She had a printed guide filled with ideas of places to see, to eat, and recreate while in the Waimea area of the big island.
The apartment is just like home, well stocked book shelves, TV if you want to catch a movie, music, or just relax. The bedroom is roomy, just perfect for two. The living room even larger. There is a separate entrance to the apartment or you can enter through the main front door. Either way it is very private.
Daniela greeted us with special treats in the refrigerator and a delicious home made cake. She is a wonderful hostess who will give you your privacy as you desire or be there to help you get the most from your time on the island.
The apartment is decorated very comfortably and it gives away Daniela's artistic touch. We both felt at home right away. My wife and I were on Hawaii celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and desired alone time. So we just checked in with Daniela once a day via text messages as she kept us up to date on things to do in the area.
The apartment has beach chairs, a cooler, a beach umbrella, towels, everything we needed for a wonderful day at the beach which is just a 15 minute drive down the hill. One evening we drove up to nearby Mauna Kea and enjoyed the star gazing activities. It gets cold at 9,200 feet above sea level even in Hawaii. Daniela let us use some blankets to take with us to keep warm.
The large shower in our private ensuite bath was perfect for a "honeymoon" couple. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Turns out that Waimea is a great place to enjoy both sides of the island. Dry and hot on the west, and tropical rain forest to the east. Waimea in the middle is just right.
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