Property Description This comfortable home on the warm, dry side of picturesque Waimea nestles against the slopes of Kohala Mountain. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch house with a den that can be converted to a 4th bedroom for an additional fee (expanding occupancy to 8) or to a home office. It is ideal for multiple families vacationing together. Its spacious front yard, ohia tree paneling, and lava rock fireplace reflect the heritage of the community that flourished around its vibrant nucleus, Parker Ranch.
Amenities A large, fully-equipped kitchen leads to a spacious lanai with a gas grill, allowing outdoor dining in the mild evening breezes. There is a washer and dryer, 42” flat screen TV, and high speed wireless Internet connection. The driveway can accommodate several cars.
Central Location These popular spots and attractions are within a short or comfortable driving distance: Hawaii Preparatory Academy – adjacent; Anna’s Ranch which depicts the era of the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) – 5 min.; Waimea Town – farmers markets, shops, boutiques, restaurants, supermarkets, health services, schools, churches, Waimea Park and Anuenue Playground, Ulu La’au (Waimea Nature Park) – 10 min.; spectacular Waipio Valley – 25 min.; quaint Hilo and Hilo Airport– 90 min.; stunning
Hawaii Volcano National Park – 2 hours; Hapuna Beach, recently ranked no. 3 among world’s best – 15 min.; and sunny Keahole Airport and Kailua-Kona – 40 min. Other unique sand or rock beaches line the west coastline, inviting outdoor adventures like fishing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, parasailing, and sunbathing. The island’s varied terrain offers land activities for hikers, zipliners, horseback riders, ATV explorers, and hunters.
Owners The late owners of Doi Cottage, Nelson and Eiko Doi, were beloved Waimea residents with deep roots on the Big Island. Nelson’s issei (first generation Japanese immigrant) father, Tadaichi Doi, and mother Chieno raised 6 stalwart sons mainly in Kawaihae. They eked a living fishing, farming, and ultimately running a service station, boat repair shop, and Doi General Store. Theirs was a pivotal, community-centered enterprise. Kamaaina (long-time residents) can relate stories of the Dois’ impact on locals. Fourth son Nelson, a devoted and respected public servant, served as territorial and state senator, circuit court judge, and lieutenant governor. An avid
student of the US Constitution, he took tremendous pride in working with colleagues to pen the Hawaii State Constitution and gain statehood.
Developer Laurence Rockefeller sought Nelson’s counsel and friendship during the construction of his renown Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. In retirement Nelson used his political capital and negotiation skills to help North Hawaii Community Hospital come to fruition. The Doi legacy affects residents and visitors alike.