I come from the mainland to work on big island often. This trip was nearly three weeks long! I'm always looking to try something different in lodging and was very impressed with the penthouse high up on the hill. The huge expanses of glass provide un-paralleled views sweeping across Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai, down to the ocean 2,800' below. The view behind the penthouse is of the verdant green grass on Buster-Brown hill. Nice to listen to the pheasants crow and watch the cows graze high on the steep slopes. One wonders how they keep from falling off. lol
The hosts were great and I felt very comfortable at their place. The rate was very reasonable for Waimea. Bring a sweater, as it can get chilly at night in Waimea! My only ding is the tiny ants that found every dropped crumb. Keep things clean and they aren't a problem though.