Waimea is known for its beautiful green pastures and rolling hills. Built in the center of paniolo country, this charming town has ranches and cowboys. However, you’ll also find gourmet dining at some of the Big Island’s top restaurants and cultural events at the Kahilu Theatre. Looking for resort amenities? You can practice your golf swing down at the Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course.
Parts of Waimea date back to the 1800s. The recently refurbished Spencer House was once an inn frequented by King Kalakaua and Queen Lili’uokalani. Parker Ranch, the largest ranch in the area, is almost two hundred years old.
There’s something to be said about living alongside history and owning a piece of old Hawaii. For example we have a cottage in the heart of Waimea. Stepping into this two bedroom/ one bath home feel like you are stepping into the past.
Everything from the ohia floors to the koa countertops to the claw-foot tub reflects an older era and gives you that feeling, ‘this is home.’ Add on the quaint covered lanai and the wood burning hearth and you truly get a pleasant, relaxed ambiance.
Outside you’ll find cypress, jacaranda and kukui nut trees, which not only secure privacy but also serve to shelter the home from the winds of Waimea. In the garden you’ll enjoy a Jacuzzi tub and an outdoor shower. There is also a yoga platform built to capitalize on the panoramic views of Waimea, Mauna Kea, and Mauna Loa.
Secluded, private, but within walking distance of restaurants, theaters, parks, and schools this charming cottage is a one of a kind property you need to see.
Not far away at Holo Holo Ku—Parker Ranch we have a three bedroom/ two bath ranch home with views of Waimea’s pastoral beauty. You’ll find a fireplace in the great room and luxury amenities in the spacious kitchen. The lovely covered lanai looks out towards the Kohala Mountains.
Living on Parker Ranch allows you to enjoy country living while still being only minutes from downtown Waimea. Walk out your front door and down the street to the local Farmer’s Market. Take a stroll a bit further and you’ll go past parks, schools, and local eateries.
If you’d like more information about these properties or some of our other Big Island real estate listings, please get in touch with us at MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.