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Island Getaway - Hawai'I Big Island Unique Pavillion-Style Accommodation

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Last updated: 10/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Honaunau cottage description

Nestled within a stand of lush tropical plants, this unique cottage offers a delightful indoor/outdoor living experience – 3 of 4 walls are screened, opening the studio to the sensual tropical air that is such a wonderful part of Hawai'ian living.

Outside, a covered lana'i and outdoor shower (great after a trip to nearby Ho'okena Beach), are bordered by a bamboo grove and banana trees. A pool and hot tub are all steps away, as are mangoes, avocados and papayas.

Inside is furnished with rattan furniture, a dreamy queen-sized bed, and plenty of space for relaxing. The kitchen is compact and complete – featuring a dishwasher, microwave, 4-burner gas cook top, and convection/toaster oven. Custom-built bamboo cabinetry ties everything together in unmistakable island style.

We loved designing, building and living in our little cottage. It gives us great pleasure to share this love with like-minded guests who are seeking something more authentic than your typical 'condo experience'.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom in studio: 1 queen

            As this is a studio, the queen bed is included here....moreless

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms


          • Books:

            Local travel guides and maps...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable:

            About 40 cable TV stations, many are HD...moreless

          • Stereo:

            iPod dock and speakers, and a basic radio (we recommend 99.3 'KAPA' radio, which is a light selection of both traditional Hawai'ian music and more modern music in a Hawai'ian flavor....moreless

          • Television:

            Samsung SmartTV with Netflix, and ’smart apps’. Streaming available for those who enjoy this type of service....moreless

          • Toys:

            Boogie Boards, ice chest, matts, water noodles...moreless

          • Video Library:

            A small selection of DVDs are available...moreless


          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Duty Free Shops
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Synagogues

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Luaus
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Mountain View:

            Watch the sunrise over the Mauna Loa volcano from your bed or from the hot tub!...moreless

          • Ocean View:

            You have a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and Honaunau Bay from the pool deck....moreless

          • Water View:

            The Pacific Ocean in all its beauty lies just 2 miles below the property....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine


          • Coffee Maker:

            French press and coffee grinder...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven:

            Toaster convection oven...moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            Covered Hawai'ian lanai with large bamboo grove on the south side, includes small propane-fired BBQ...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Beautiful tropical gardens, hibiscus, bromeliads, Royal Palms, plumeria, apple bananas, mangoes, te' plants, and, of course geckos!...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Gas, no briquets needed...moreless

          • Water Sports Gear:

            Snorkeling equipment, beach mats, beach umbrella, beach chairs....moreless

          Pool / Spa

          • Hot Tub:

            Shared hot tub with one other vacation rental studio...moreless

          • Private Pool:

            Shared with one other vacation rental studio...moreless

          House Cleaning

              • Housekeeper Optional


              Write a review 5
              from 11 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season
              Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $810 $2,430
              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay
              $749 $2,250
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $75
              • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
              • Tax Rate 13.25%

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 10/21/2014
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              26 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Kona International Airport (45 minutes)
              19 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Huggo's On the Beach
              15 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Kona Country Club
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 11
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Kona Coffeehouse and Cafe
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              'Two Step' at Honaunau Bay

              Car: Necessary

              This unique cottage is located on the south Kona coast, just minutes from the best snorkeling in the Hawai'ian islands.

              You will also be in the famed Kona coffee region, where some of the best coffee in world is grown. You can sample this coffee, or take an informative tour, at nearby roasters.

              Not to be missed is the Volcano's National Park, 1 1/2 hours drive from this location. Watch the earth being formed before your eyes when you visit the Kilauea crater.

              One of the State of Hawai'i's two National Historic Parks is the 'City of Refuge', located 2 minutes, or 1.6 miles from the cottage. This historic and restored ruins will give you a sense of the island's fascinating history, and is adjacent to enticing 'Two Step' snorkeling. There is also a nice white sand beach about 15 minutes south of our cottage!

              There is a small coffee shop/cafe one mile up the road in Honaunau that serves fresh local Kona coffee, homemade goodies, and breakfast and lunch.

              The amazing Fruit Stand is just a bit further south and has fruits that you will have never even heard of!

              Painted Church is a well-known attraction. It is a 10 minute walk from the cottage, and is a simple wooden structure whose hand-painted interior decor was meant to replicate the glory of the cathedrals. Catholic services are held and are posted. You will be welcome.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: We are on the cusp of retirement and love the idea of having this wonderful island getaway to share with people. Rennie is a software developer, and Hope is a property manager. We love to travel, especially when warm water is involved! Although we have traveled many places, this is our favorite place to enjoy rest and relaxation.

              Why the Owner Chose Honaunau:
              The first time we arrived here, we thought this was the perfect place to spend our island vacation. Being so close to great snorkeling, beaches and close enough to Kona for a night out, we loved this getaway cottage so much that we returned a year later to purchase it.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Being in a beautiful tropical garden, with the pool, hot tub and gorgeous view of the ocean and mountain volcano, this place is sublime.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english



              • From the bed looking toward the living room, dining area.

                From the bed looking toward the living room, dining area.

              • Interior is split level

                Interior is split level

              • Dining Area

                Dining Area

              • Pool and View of the Pacific Ocean

                Pool and View of the Pacific Ocean

              • Evening Light

                Evening Light

              • City of Refuge

                City of Refuge

              VRBO #475948

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Thursday, October 30, 2014

              $125 - $135 per night (USD)

              1 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

              View calendar: Updated 10/21/14
              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated 10/21/2014
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