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Tranquil Hideaway Cottage So Kona Free Scuba & Snorkel Tours

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Front view of SuGar Cottage Plenty of room in our sunny kitchen or you can dine in the screened in lanai! There is a full size futon in the living room that is very comfortable! The bedroom is connected to the screened in lanai . . . lots of privacy. Kayaks for our guests. We provide kayaks for you to explore the beautiful water. Free scuba tours off the shore. Meet our friends! We provide air & weights. You are free to wander on our 3 acre parcel & meet some of the locals. Sugar Cottage is on a corner of our 3 acre parcel by itself. Very private! Screened in lanai over looking lush outdoors We can take you to some great places to shore dive or just to snorkel!

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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Captain Cook house description

A tranquil hideaway cottage on a secluded corner of a three acre parcel in southern Kona Coast. Located 30 miles south of Kailua-Kona in Papa Bay, right above Miloli'i. Enjoy the Hawaiian country-side in a completely self-contained cottage away from the usual tourist traps. Elevation is at one thousand feet so no need for air conditioning. Ceiling fans are in all rooms to guide the gentle Hawaiian breezes.

SuGar Cottage is a seven hundred square foot home that consists of one bedroom with queen size bed, one bathroom, laundry room, kitchen/dining/living room plus a screened in lanai. The living area has a futon that opens into a full size bed.

SCUBA DIVERS! As a dive master I will take you out on shore dives. There is no charge for our tours. We provide FREE AIR and WEIGHTS. These services are for our guests only.

KAYAKING! We have kayaks available . . FREE! We will provide you with a kayak for your use. Many guests enjoy snorkeling off the kayaks. Lots of great places to explore!

SNORKELING! We can show you many locations to snorkel away from the usual tourist places.

Ask us about our other vacation rental in Papa Bay that sleeps up to six people. You can find this at vrbo.com/127431.

Rates:
SUMMER SPECIAL PRICE! $95/night plus 11.42% Hawaiian tax US Dollars. Maximum of four guests.
$50 cleaning fee regardless of length of stay. Check in 3:00pm Check out 11:am
50% deposit required upon booking. Balance due on or before arrival.Four-Week cancellation notice for a full refund. Minimum two nights.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

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              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Living Room

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Kayaking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Cycling
               

              Reviews

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              • Fantastic Dive Holiday

                Fantastic Dive Holiday

                • Guest Kathie G.
                • Date of stay 11/01/13
                • Review Submitted 01/08/14
                We stayed at Sugar Cottage for a week at the beginning of Nov. The cottage was very comfortable and quiet. Garry was an excellent Dive Master. I did 6 terrific dives with him. The sites we dove were incredible - so clear and lots to see. We enjoyed exploring the southern part of the island. Wish we had stayed longer as there is so much to see & do on the Big Island. A big thanks to Garry & Susan - we so enjoyed our visit.

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.

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              • Quiet cottage with friendly hosts. Great diving too...

                Quiet cottage with friendly hosts. Great diving too...

                • Guest Terence T.
                • Date of stay 08/03/13
                • Review Submitted 08/26/13
                We stayed at the Sugar Cottage for 6 nights recently and we had a blast. Garry and Susan are such amazing hosts. The location is a bit hard to find if you are looking for it at night. But in the day time or with a good GPS, it should not be a problem. The cottage has a well stocked kitchen and we enjoyed cooking lunch/dinner. The nights are cool and quiet. As a dive master, Garry would brong his guests diving at no charge. We rented BC’s and regulators from Espace Plongee/Seaspace diving in Captain Cook which saved us the hassle of hauling all those gears from home. As we are staying at Sugar Cottage, Espace gave us a discount.Garry brought us diving at Two Steps and Miloill Bay. Garry would point to us interesting creatures that he found. The best encounter would be the pair of Hammerhead sharks during our last dive with him. If you would like info on where to go, Garry has lots of ideas and recommendations. Trust him and you will not be disappointed. We are already planning to go back to Big Island and Sugar Cottage will definitely be where we will be staying.

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers.

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              • Great Stay - Amazing Diving

                Great Stay - Amazing Diving

                • Guest Cate R.
                • Date of stay 07/23/13
                • Review Submitted 08/01/13
                My Husband and I spend 4 nights at the Sugar Cottage on our honeymoon. The cottage itself is nothing extraordinary, but it is very private, well equipped, and comfortable. What makes this place five stars is the diving. Unfortunately we were only able to do three dives with Garry due to our schedule, but they were the best dives that we did in Hawaii. Susan & Garry are wonderful hosts, and Garry is very knowledgeable about diving in the area. He took us to places we would have never gone with a commercial outfit. We certainly hope to return so that we can go on many more dives with Garry.

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

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              • I will be back for more diving adventures with Garry at SuGar Cottage.

                I will be back for more diving adventures with Garry at SuGar Cottage.

                • Guest Duyen L.
                • Date of stay 04/21/13
                • Review Submitted 05/13/13
                I am a 32 year old woman who travelled solo to the Big Island. I booked SuGar cottage last minute as I did not decide to visit Big Island until the day before I arrived. I had a great time diving with Garry! I did not have any diving equipment and did not do a lot of research on places to go. Garry provided me with all the needed equipment free of charge and we completed 4 wonderful dives. I had not gone diving in over 2 years but Garry was very patient and attentive. I have never had such an easy time diving. I could not have been more pampered! Plus, it was incredibly valuable to have such an experienced tour guide. We even dove with dolphins, the first time in my life! What a steal of a deal to have a clean and comfortable place to stay, an incredible tour guide, and lots of friendly suggestions on places to go. The cottage also had several travel books on the Big Island that I made use of. No need to buy bottled water (as I did) since Garry and Susan provided a water cooler in the cottage. No need be concerned that there is no AC as it really did get quite cool at night. I cannot wait to go back. Next time, it will be for a longer stay :) Thank you Garry and Susan.

                Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

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              • Third great stay with Susan and Gary

                Third great stay with Susan and Gary

                • Guest Mike & Joanna (Benicia Ca.)
                • Date of stay 02/28/13
                • Review Submitted 05/08/13
                This was the third time we have stayed with Susan and Gary. We keep returning because we always have a good stay with them. The cottage is very comfortable. It has a full kitchen; washer / dryer, screened in lanai were we ate most of our meals in the company of the resident geckos. The bathroom had been updated since or last visit. The cottage really felt more like a home, than a rental this trip. A comfortable place to come to at the end of a day of diving, hiking to the green sands beach, or our day trip to Volcano National park. As of the end of this trip we have done 30 great dives with Gary. In my past reviews I have listed all the marine life and incredible landscapes we have seen diving with Gary. This trip on one dive we had six dolphins all to ourselves. They circled us for about 30 minutes at 60 feet. Often coming with in a few feet of us. There were a lot of divers at two step that morning, some locals, several with guides but Gary was the only one to find the dolphins. On our last night we want into town to see a play. Gary was in the orchestra and Susan was able to tie down a couple tickets for us. It was a nice way to end our trip to the big island.

                Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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              • Great Stay, Awesome Diving!

                Great Stay, Awesome Diving!

                • Guest Nick (Caseyville, IL)
                • Date of stay 02/13/13
                • Review Submitted 04/03/13
                My wife and I stayed with Garry and Susan for a week and had a blast. When we return to Kona again some day we will definitely book with them again. If you like being near all the action on your vacation than this is probably not the place for you. However, if your looking for something a little less touristy and if you love to dive, particularly shore dive, you'd be hard pressed to find a better option in Kona. Garry took us to some amazing dive sites where we were often the only folks in the water. We felt truly blessed to have Garry as a guide and dive master. Some of the dive sites in Kona can get a bit sketchy in the winter. Garry knows exactly which ones to hit on a given day based on conditions and is extremely knowledgeable and safe underwater navigator. As far as the rental itself goes, its clean, and includes everything you need. We couldn't ask for more. Though, you might want to bring either ear plugs or a pellet gun (you decide) to deal with the rooster that lives nearby. We're early risers and I grew up on a farm but the repeated 2am wake-up calls were a bit too much for even us! LOL My wife made me stick with the ear plugs ;)

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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              • The real deal!

                The real deal!

                • Guest Karichel (Kotzebue, Alaska)
                • Date of stay 03/16/13
                • Review Submitted 03/25/13
                Not only did Garry provide above and beyond in diving, but he shared the best part of the property with us - his dog Sampson! This cottage is the real deal - comfortable accomodations and outstanding diving and guiding! Garry had all gear for us - really good and latest greatest! Any and every need was taken care of - including the charcoal for the bbq!

                Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.

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              • Tania and Nigel - UK

                Tania and Nigel - UK

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 02/02/13
                • Review Submitted 02/24/13
                The property was comfortable and everything we expected. Garry was genuinely available for anything we needed and took us diving and snorkeling as much as we wanted. The diving was like a crystal clear tropical fish tank filled with fish and coral formations with a few sharks and turtles thrown in for good measure. I do not think he could have been nicer or more helpful. The cottage was very conveniently located for exploring the Island as far south as the Green and Black sand beaches. I would without any doubt stay here again if I was lucky enough to be able to return to Hawaii.

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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              • Sugar Cottage and Scuba!

                Sugar Cottage and Scuba!

                • Guest Kathy and Anthony (Oregon)
                • Date of stay 11/29/12
                • Review Submitted 12/11/12
                My wife I stayed 5 days at Sugar Cottage and loved it! Quiet, rustic hideaway with good accommodations such as a comfortable bed, frig, stove and bbq. What my wife and I enjoyed most about this stay was Gary and Susan. Wonderful people. Gary met each morning at 8:00 for diving and took us for 2 tank dives each day we wanted and served as fantastic dive guide. I highly recommend a stay here, not only is a Gary an exceptional dive to dive with, it's like diving with a friend you trust. Not to mention his charming wit and sense of humor. Stay here - you gotta do it!

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing.

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              • Stunning SCUBA experience

                Stunning SCUBA experience

                • Guest Kevin (NJ, USA)
                • Date of stay 08/17/12
                • Review Submitted 08/28/12
                We began our 10 day vacation with a 5 day stay at the Sugar cottage and couldn't ask for a better start to our Hawaii experience. Susan and Garry were warm and inviting hosts and made us feel quite welcome at the cottage. The cottage provided an excellent base for day trips up to Kona and down to the Southern tip. A more ambitious schedule would even allow one to visit the volcano and back. However, the true highlight of the stay was going out for shore diving with Garry every day of our stay. My wife and I were relatively novice divers, but diving with Garry was a complete joy. No matter our lack of experience, Garry provide a comfortable and safe diving experience at our pace, and seemed to have just as good a time diving as we did! We saw our first octopus hiding in the reefs, and Garry took us to many of the great shore diving locations along the Kona coast, always on the lookout for interesting sights and encounters on the many reefs. Luckily, there is still plenty more to see when we come back for another trip and stay at the Sugar Cottage.

                Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.

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              $95/Night. Plus 11.42%Tax
              Maximum of Four Guests. Check in 3:00pm Check out 11:00am
              $50 cleaning fee regardless of length of stay. 50% Deposit Required
              Upon Booking, Four-Week Cancellation Notice for Full Refund.
              Balance Due On or Before Arrival. Minimum Two Nights.PayPal accepted.
              

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              • Front view of SuGar Cottage

                Front view of SuGar Cottage

              • There is a full size futon in the living room that is very comfortable!

                There is a full size futon in the living room that is very comfortable!

              • Kayaks for our guests. We provide kayaks for you to explore the beautiful water.

                Kayaks for our guests. We provide kayaks for you to explore the beautiful water.

              • You are free to wander on our 3 acre parcel & meet some of the locals.

                You are free to wander on our 3 acre parcel & meet some of the locals.

              • Screened in lanai over looking lush outdoors

                Screened in lanai over looking lush outdoors

              • Plenty of room in our sunny kitchen or you can dine in the screened in lanai!

                Plenty of room in our sunny kitchen or you can dine in the screened in lanai!

              • The bedroom is connected to the screened in lanai . . . lots of privacy.

                The bedroom is connected to the screened in lanai . . . lots of privacy.

              • Free scuba tours off the shore. Meet our friends! We provide air & weights.

                Free scuba tours off the shore. Meet our friends! We provide air & weights.

              • Sugar Cottage is on a corner of our 3 acre parcel by itself. Very private!

                Sugar Cottage is on a corner of our 3 acre parcel by itself. Very private!

              • We can take you to some great places to shore dive or just to snorkel!

                We can take you to some great places to shore dive or just to snorkel!

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