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Please note: We do not maintain the calendar on this page. To access availability information please visit konabeachhouse.com. This is an ideal place to relax with family and friends. The lagoon in front of the cottage is a great place for snorkeling, for teaching small children to swim and to rest in the healing waters. When rental is combined with the Plantation Manager's Beach House (446099) the property is ideal for weddings, family reunions or gathering of good friends.
Ceiling fans in each bedroom and cross ventilation make these rooms cool and comfortable. The sound of the ocean is a nightly lullaby. The two ocean-side bedrooms close off with shoji doors. The third bedroom is curtained off.
*Rates quoted for 6. More than 6 guests will result in additional rental and cleaning fees
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
On the ground floor - accessible from yard or in house...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, shower
Airy bathroom upstairs. Large shower with ledge. ...moreless
Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower
2nd upstairs bathroom Accessed through the 3rd bedroom....moreless
Two bathrooms upstairs and one downstairs. As is typical of beach homes, the downstairs bathroom is accessible from the outside as well as from inside the house permitting showering after being on the beach before going through the rest of the house....moreless
PLEASE NOTE: RATES QUOTED ARE FOR OCCUPANCY BY 6. 8 IS MAXIMUM AND INCURS ADDITONAL RENTAL AND CLEANING FEES....moreless
large selection - feel free to take with you if you haven't finished it....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
Base cleaning fee$300
Base rate for cleaning fee is $300/week. Increases with special requests & circumstances or additional guests
Refundable security deposit due at time of reservation.
Rental and cleaning fees due 2 months prior to scheduled arrival.
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Why Private Homes: The Seaside Zen Cottage is one of the oldest beach homes on the Kona Coast. Sometime in the early 1900's Dr. Phillips purchased a 'surplus' teacher's cottage in Hilo. Dr. Phillips had the house dismantled, put on a truck and reassembled on his beachfront lot in Kona. Whether this occurred in the 1920's, '30s or '40s is unknown. Marjorie and Robbie Robertson started renting Dr. Phillips' oceanfront vacation rental in the very early 1940s it was one of the few homes on the Government Road (as Alii Drive was then known). The 7 mile long single lane unpaved road from Kailua to Keauhou was little traveled and sparsely populated.
Marjorie and Robbie Robertson purchased the Seaside Zen Cottage in 1951. Since then The Cottage has been wired for electricity. There is a County water and 'wastewater' system. There are modern appliances and conveniences like wireless internet and cable TV, but we have strived to keep the Seaside Zen Cottage reminiscent of the time when it was known as 'The Phillips Place.' Emily Jagoda, a brilliant architect who studied in Japan re-imagined the stuffy Hilo teacher's cottage, opened it up to the ocean and mountain breezes and created its Zen like atmosphere.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The front lawn is a great place to sit on the deck chairs under the heliotrope trees. You can read, sleep, or watch the honu (green sea turtles) swimming in the lagoon or sunning themselves on the beach right in front of you. The lagoon is great for a dip at high tide, or if you like to snorkel, you can cruise around looking at the amazing variety of reef fish and sea creatures. Outside the lagoon, schools of porpoise go by just about every day. In the winter, humpback whales are often seen just past the rocks. It is fun to watch them spout, or if you are lucky, see them breach.