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Waiola Guesthouse & Zen Garden

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Enjoy a cup of Ka`u coffee overlooking the horse pasture
Light  and airy studio with bamboo floors and an open beam ceiling.
Rainbow from the lanai
1 of 7Enjoy a cup of Ka`u coffee overlooking the horse pasture
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Overview
studio
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Waiola Guesthouse is off-the-beaten track in the southern-most part of Hawaii Island. If you’re looking for a truly unique Hawaiian experience away from the hustle and noise of tourist destination spots, Waiola Guesthouse is for you. It is an upstairs studio complete with a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, queen-sized bed and satellite TV with HBO. The lanai overlooks a horse pasture with a zen-view of the ocean and our farm-fresh eggs complete the package! Waiola offers peace and quiet on a ten-acre sanctuary and is close to Volcanoes National Park, Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Sea Mountain Golf Course and the world-famous Papakolea Green Sands Beach. ...Waiola Guesthouse is off-the-beaten track in the southern-most part of Hawaii Island. If you’re looking for a truly unique Hawaiian experience away from the hustle and noise of tourist destination spots, Waiola Guesthouse is for you. It is an upstairs studio complete with a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, queen-sized bed and satellite TV with HBO. The lanai overlooks a horse pasture with a zen-view of the ocean and our farm-fresh eggs complete the package! Waiola offers peace and quiet on a ten-acre sanctuary and is close to Volcanoes National Park, Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Sea Mountain Golf Course and the world-famous Papakolea Green Sands Beach. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Wendy V
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
Interaction with guests
We will greet you when you check in and be available anytime. We're happy to make suggestions about local sights and places to go, but after you check in interaction will be at your request. The Guesthouse is separate from our home and we respect your privacy.
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

It’s easy to recommend this place. Truly a beautiful setting. This is the kind of place that is easy to lose a few days at. It’s peaceful. The hosts have attended to everything so you can relax and enjoy your own space. They are super...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Paul P
Management response:Responded 24 August 2018

Mahalo nui, Paul & Meg!. We really appreciate the kind words and that you took the time to write this lovely review. It was great to meet you and hopefully your next visit doesn't involve a hurricane! A hui hou, Wendy and David

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Lovely place with a tree house feel yet with all the comforts of home. The space is private, attractive, functional and comfortable. Well equipped kitchen makes cooking meals easy. The grounds are gorgeous and we enjoyed sitting on the deck just watching the birds. The...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Linda H
Management response:Responded 15 August 2018

Mahalo nui, Linda! It was lovely meeting you both & we're so pleased you were comfortable here. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review, and for the kind words! A hui hou...

Reviewed 4 July 2018

This guest house is gorgeous inside and out, with incredible views and complete quiet and privacy. David and Wendy are great hosts. If you are looking for a slice of paradise, Waiola guesthouse is it!

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Mobile784191
Management response:Responded 5 July 2018

Mahalo nui, JoAnn! We loved having you here and so appreciate your kind words...

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful 9 day stay here. It was quiet and relaxing, perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle. Farm fresh eggs for breakfast and singing birds every morning. Exceptionally clean, well maintained and a very safe location. Highly recommend if you're...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank jackmcklussky
Management response:Responded 29 April 2018

Mahalo nui! You folks were considerate and appreciative guests and we'd welcome you back in a heartbeat....thanks for booking with us.

Reviewed 25 April 2017

In a world full of noise, confusion, discord, stress there still exists a spot for renewing the spirit and refreshing the soul. Waiola Guesthouse and Zen garden is eden on earth. Hosts Wendy and Dave have found their utopia and allow their guests to relax...More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank K2461FBmaryb
Management response:Responded 26 April 2017

Mahalo nui loa, Mary! It was lovely meeting you both. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Waiola and that you found us... A hui hou, Wendy & David

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We just finished a two week stay at Waiola and enjoyed every minute of it. The apartment was comfortable, well appointed, and very private. The owners were always helpful and never obtrusive. While shopping and night life opportunities would be more plentiful in Kailua or...More

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank RamblinWreck56
Management response:Responded 18 March 2017

Mahalo nui, Henry! It was great to meet you both and we would lwelcome you back in a heartbeat should you find yourselves back on Hawai'i Island!

Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is by far the most wonderful place we've stayed on our entire Hawaii vacation. Gorgeous surroundings and outstanding hosts. I can't begin to describe the serenity, comfort and beauty. We will be back!

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank simdoh
Management response:Responded 18 March 2017

Mahalo nui for the kind words! Loved meeting you and thanks for booking with us... come back anytime!

Reviewed 22 October 2016

After twenty nine trips to the mainland, spring and fall, our age has caught up with us making it difficult to take those long and difficult trips. So, we set out to see if we could handle shorter jaunts to the outer Hawaiian islands. We...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank David P
Management response:Responded 22 October 2016

Mahalo nui, David & Jean! So glad you found our listing on trip advisor... It was lovely meeting you, and your dark chocolates were 'no ka oi'! Should you find yourselves missing the southern-most point in the USA we would welcome you back here with...More

Reviewed 12 June 2015

Upon arrival, we were welcomed warm-hearted by the owners who also gave us advice on where to go, what to see, how to get there and also provided us with fresh fruits during our stay! From the lanai you are overlooking a huge garden which...More

Date of stay: May 2015
1  Thank L_Doro
Management response:Responded 13 June 2015

Mahalo nui, Dorothee and Christopher! We so enjoyed meeting you and sharing Waiola with you. You were wonderful guests and should you find yourselves on another journey to Hawai`i we would welcome you back in a heartbeat... Aloha, Wendy & David

Reviewed 26 February 2015

We just spent one night at the Waiola Guesthouse and Zen Garden. It was clean, tastefully decorated and roomy in the midst of abundant greenery with horse and donkeys grazing in the distance. Because it was on the second floor, I woke up feeling like...More

Date of stay: February 2015
1  Thank 627Tai
Management response:Responded 27 February 2015

Mahalo nui! We are so glad you found us on Flipkey and so enjoyed meeting you both, just wish there had been more time...When you come back to see all the sights you missed down here in Ka`u we will welcome you with open arms,...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
Balcony
Blender
Books
Dryer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Waiola is a 12 acre 'gentleman's' farm with a zen view of the ocean. Na`alehu is a sleepy little town about 6 miles away toward Hilo with a couple of places to eat, a hardware store, bank, Union 76 gas station, post office, aesthetician/nail/hair salon, and grocery mart. There is a farmers' market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Ocean View is in the other direction and also has a couple of restaurants, 2 grocery stores, 3 gas stations, hardware store, business and computer service provider and a hair and nail salon. Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Punalu`u Black Sand Beach and the famous Green Sands Beach at South Point are all in the neighborhood. If you want to experience off-the-beaten-track, peaceful and 'laidback' Hawai`i, Waiola is the place for you!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waiola Guesthouse & Zen Garden

Waiola Guesthouse & Zen Garden is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Waiola Guesthouse & Zen Garden has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Waiola Guesthouse & Zen Garden must last at least one night. See all property details.