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Enjoy this hideaway in a tropical garden setting at the cool 1,000 foot elevation, where you will be surrounded by ocean views and Hawaii's exotic landscapes, but be minutes from beaches, shopping, golf, galleries, coffee farms, sea excursions and the Big Island's many other attractions.
The cottage includes a 324 sq ft studio apartment, and a 400+ sq ft private, covered lanai with ocean and coastline views.
ALL WOOD AND TILE STUDIO COTTAGE *Highly desired upland Kona location - gardens, not lava fields *Separate building and entrance *Stylishly furnished *Convenient & secure parking *Ample storage for personal items *Close to Holualoa's artists haven, coffee farms & tasting rooms *5 minutes to Kona's most popular beach *10 minutes to historic Kailua village & Keauhou shopping *2 minutes to highway access, for trips to Waimea town, the Volcano, or the island's rainy side (Hilo and surrounds)
GUEST AMENITIES *Queen-sized bed with high quality linens *Flat screen television with cable *High-speed wireless internet *Sufficient electrical outlets *Abundant lighting *Ensuite bathroom (shower) *Towels *Separate laundry facility *Full size washer & dryer *Iron and ironing board *Hair dryer *Wall mounted & hand mirrors
JUST BRING BATHING SUIT & FLIP-FLOPS Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, paper goods, dish soap, sponges supplied
KITCHENETTE EQUIPPED FOR COOKING # Apartment-sized refrigerator # Large microwave #Double Hot Plate #Toaster/convection oven #Rice cooker/steamer #French-press coffee pot #Coffee grinder (for the freshest KONA COFFEE) #Electric tea kettle #Tea service #High-quality pots, pans and tools #Salad spinner #Storage containers, pitchers, serving pieces #Dinnerware, flatware and glassware #Propane fueled barbecue with side burner
OUTDOOR SPACE (Pictures coming) A huge, private, secluded lanai (covered porch) with a view to Kailua Bay (cruise ship, boat traffic and Ironman start) and the coastline north of Kailua-Kona, furnished with a large futon couch, an 8' dining table and chairs, a hammock, various accessories, and counter stools from which to enjoy your morning coffee or evening beverage along the railing while watching ocean traffic and birds in flight.
FOR GUESTS' ENJOYMENT *Beach towels *Beach chairs (Tommy Bahama deluxe edition) *Beach coolers *2 Boogie boards *2 Soft-top surf boards *2-person sea kayak fully equipped ($25/day added fee, and guests responsible for affixing to car for transport and clean-up upon return)
NOTE: We don't provide snorkeling gear as we've found that guests get a better fit (and reliably sterilized equipment!) at a fair rate from the many local snorkeling gear outlets
We try to welcome guests personally to the cottage and make ourselves available to share local insights and address questions as they arise, but otherwise stay out of guests' way (we are happy to provide as much local information as you would like!).
NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY. Hawaii Business excise tax i.d. no W0130071601
Efficiency kitchen with double hot plate, counter-top oven, microwave, apt size refrigerator and standard stainless steel sink. Also blender, rice cooker/steamer, salad spinner, cutlery, utensils....moreless
High 2014/2015 Nov 15 - Mar 31, 2015 5 night min stay
Ironman 2015 Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2015 9 night min stay
High 2015/2016 Nov 13 - Mar 31, 2016 5 night min stay
Ironman 2016 Oct 7 - Oct 21, 2016 9 night min stay
High 2016/2017 Nov 11 - Mar 31, 2017 5 night min stay
Ironman 2017 Oct 1 - Oct 19, 2017 9 night min stay
My Standard Rate 5 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
Nonrefundable Cleaning Fee$125
Check-in time 1:00 pm; Check-out time noon. Exceptions considered.
50% deposit, refundable until 60 days before arrival, when balance is due & total is nonrefundable except to extent we get replacement booking(s).
At booking, tell us where traveling from, purpose of visit. Once booking request accepted, we will ask for cell phone #.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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The cottage is in the Holualoa area of Kailua-Kona. Kona is the heart of Hawaii Island's 'gold coast,' known for great weather. The cottage's mountain location means that you are removed from tourist traffic, noise and sea-level heat, and instead surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, and 'locals' who call the Big Island home. You can reach numerous beaches within 10 minutes, and many more within 20-30 minutes. The art colony of Holualoa, featuring artists' workshops and galleries, is less than a mile from the cottage. A working coffee farm and tasting room, one of many in South Kona, is less than a half mile. The groceries, farmers' markets, restaurants, boutiques and other attractions in Kailua-Kona and Keauhou are all within a 3-mile, 10-minute drive.
The Big Island is the home of an active volcano, renowned observatories on Mauna Kea's 13,000 foot (4,000 meter) peak, the most extensive coral reefs in the Hawaiian islands (great snorkeling and scuba), famous Kona coffee farms and tasting rooms, great surf breaks, world-class sport fishing, the annual Ironman World Championships, and numerous other attractions. Ocean sports here are some of the best in the world, including swimming, surfing/wave-boarding, stand-up paddling, kayaking, and outrigger canoeing. We frequently see (and swim or kayak) with manta rays, dolphins and humpback whales.
We recommend the guidebook Hawaii: The Big Island Revealed. This guide book covers the entire island and will answer almost any tourist question you have.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Frank and I are retired professionals and have lived in Hawaii full-time since about 2008. Before retiring, we lived and raised our family in Portland, Oregon. We have two children, a daughter (25) and a son (23), now both employed in Silicon Valley. We are quite sporty and love a challenging do-it-yourself project. Our yard/garden here in Hawaii has been our main retirement activity. We have tamed and terraced the garden by building rock walls, and we have added extensive concrete pathways and stairs. We swim in the ocean or ride our road bikes almost daily. I am a mosaic artist, and Frank plays guitar and ukulele.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes: For years we escaped on vacation from Portland's gray winters to blue Hawaii and, after trying the other islands, kept coming back to the Big Island for its unparalleled ocean swimming, and to Kailua-Kona for its old-time, 'spirit of aloha' small-town atmosphere. We originally bought a sea-level condo, but found that it was too hot and too touristy for our tastes, so we started looking for alternatives.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The little estate of which the cottage is a part was built starting in the late 1970's. We found its all-wood post and beam construction, cedar interiors, cool location, garden setting and beautiful expansive views almost unique in Kona's home market, and fell in love with it the day we first saw it.