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Enchanting Tropical Cottage W Ocean View

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Rainbow Ohana Vacation Rental offers open ocean views, banana trees, hibiscus, plumeria and a small working Kona coffee farm right on the premises. We offer simplicity, comfort and the spirit of Aloha.

Rainbow Ohana is an affordable vacation rental for the adventurous traveler seeking authentic Hawaiian beauty, peace, and serenity. All the comforts of home in a lush tropical setting only .4 miles off the highway but with a feeling of rural space and modest luxury.

Handpainted furniture, tasteful art and decor, this spacious 1 bedroom unit has both modern conveniences and tropical Hawaiian charm. Less than 10 minutes from Kahaluu Beach Park and 15 minutes from Kailua-Kona resort town, our location is ideal for relaxation or sightseeing along the sunny Kona coast. We are actually about 5 minutes north of Kealakekua (in Honalo), making travel to Kona just a little bit faster than it would be from Kealakekua itself.

Managed with warm aloha and gratitude for our guests choice to stay with us on their Hawaiian vacation. We hope your visit to our guest house will be the first of many happy travels to explore our beautiful island.

Keywords: Guest House, Kealakekua, Kona, Coffee, Cottage, Ocean View, private, secluded, free wi-fi

More Details

Beth Firestein
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Beth Firestein

I fell in love with the Big Island several years ago and in 2007 I had the opportunity to buy a place of my own on the Kona coast. I really enjoy sharing the beauty of my Hawaiian cottage with others. I can't be on the island full-time and sharing this incredible place with you brings me joy. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as I do when I am on the Big Island.

Beth Firestein purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Beth Firestein chose Honalo

I love being part of the historical Kona coffee growing area of the island. I can watch the coffee cherries mature over the year from the delicate white coffee flowers to the deep red of ripe coffee cherry ready for harvest. I also enjoy the cooler temperatures at our elevation of 1100 feet above sea level. The cottage is a very comfortable place to stay any time of the year.

What makes this cottage unique

I find such peace and pleasure when I snorkel with the colorful tropical fish and sea turtles at Kahalu'u Beach Park, only 7 minutes from my lovely cottage. I can enjoy gorgeous sunsets from the screened-in lanai and on clear, moonless nights, I can see the Milky Way. I also love eating the bananas and avocados that grow on my property. I can't think of a better place to stay on the Kona coast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was our first experience with booking a vacation cottage "on-line". The Rainbow Guest Cottage was all we hoped it would be. Very quiet and secluded, except for our friendly neighboring Roosters, { which added a rustic charm}. The cottage had everything we need for our week stay.

We would certainly choose to stay here again if we ever return to Kona.

Stayed: December 2016

Submitted: December 27, 2016

Source: VRBO
Dec 2016
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Honalo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) High quality queen sized mattress and box springs with very comfortable pillows. Extra pillows and blankets are provided in the walk-in closet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
banana trees, avocado trees, macadamia nut trees, coffee trees, citrus, and an incredible variety of tropical flowers and natural foilage


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A Very Special Place of Calm and Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Walking up the path to Rainbow Ohana, one knows immediately that this is a very special place. It felt magical coming into the covered lanai and seeing the wide expanse of hillside and ocean, stretching out for miles. The house is well furnished and stocked for your needs. Beth and Sabine provide excellent directions and tips for staying in the area. If you want to live "first world"-style, you are less than 15 minutes away from Keauhou Shopping Center, with its many restaurants and movie theaters. Go even 5 minutes the other direction and you are well into coffee country, where life is slow, the people are friendly and laid-back, and one can explore beaches, art galleries, antique stores, coffee farms and archeological sites.

Beth is a very attentive and sensitive owner, but gives you all the space you need to enjoy this very quiet and peaceful spot perched over the great Pacific. She has nicely furnished the house, adding many artistic touches. If you enjoy sunsets, country living, and quiet tranquility, all close to fun spots (I'd guess Don's Mai Tai Bar is about 1/2 hour away), then this is the place for you.

Thanks, Beth and Sabine! We hope to be back sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeff and Sheila, We certainly enjoyed having you as our guests. And we truly appreciate your wonderful feedback. Thanks for taking the time! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please consider recommending us to your friends. Sincerely, Beth & Sabine
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Rainbow Ohana is a charming place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were glad to call Rainbow Ohana home during our stay on Hawaii Island the last week of February 2018. The location is central to the Kona coast and Captain Cook, with stores and beaches close by. The charming cottage is clean, comfortable, spacious and quiet, and offers privacy in a lush garden setting. Inside, the fully equipped kitchen and screened-in eating area opens onto the new lanai with comfortable seats and expansive ocean views to the west where we spent most of our time. The queen bed is comfortable, the bathroom is fine, the laundry was a real bonus, and the walk-in closet was handy. Beach items were available for our use, and we enjoyed fresh fruit from the garden. Other guests have noted the early morning chickens and roosters, but it doesn’t detract from the experience of staying here and is part of its rural charm. We always travel with ear plugs, and they are provided if you don’t. Rainbow Ohana is well worth considering as your Ohana while in Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view and perfect cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here. Surrounded by fruit trees, orchids, and fresh air! Able to see the ocean with stunning sunsets. Only compliant would be the wild chickens that were everywhere on the island sometimes were loud. I loved being away from the main strip but everything still seemed close would stay again in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Rainbow Ohana was a great place to stay on the Kona side of the Big Island. It was comfortable and well equipped and just far enough from the touristy part of the island to feel like you were mingling with the locals, but close enough to easily get to beaches and shopping and restaurants. Teshimas Japanese restaurant was a short steep walk up the hill, but we found the food to be quite good. The roosters might keep you awake the first night, but we easily accommodated to them and ear plugs are conveniently provided if they become too obnoxious. It has a great view of the ocean and we were treated to a fabulous sunset one evening. Perfect place for a couple!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Lindsay, We certainly enjoyed having you as our guests. And we truly appreciate your wonderful feedback. Thanks for taking the time! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please consider recommending us to your friends. Sincerely, Beth
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Unique cottage settng away from it all

  • 4 of 5

nice cottage in the jungle, all things needed to cook our own meals etc. Great communication with the owner, including directions for finding the place.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an Hawiian cottege is suppose to be.

  • 5 of 5

What one could only hope for in a Hawaiian cottege. One really got the feeling of living in Hawaii. Well equipped, everything you want is there.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Evan, We certainly enjoyed having you as our guests. And we truly appreciate your wonderful feedback. Thanks for taking the time! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please consider recommending us to your friends. Sincerely, Beth
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Da Poke Shack
Seafood Restaurant
TJ'S BBQ By The Beach
Barbecue Restaurant
A Whale of a Crêpe
La Bourgogne French Restaurant
French Restaurant
Green Flash Coffee
Coffee Shop
Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill
Eclectic Restaurant
Tea:licious Cafe
Kona Blue Sky Coffee Co
Coffee Store
Habaneros Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Banyan Tree Cafe
Don the Beachcomber
Fusion Restaurant
Blue Moon 100% Kona Coffee
Coffee Shop
Basik cafe
Health Food Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Mi Taqueria Potosina
Mexican Restaurant
On the Rocks
Seafood Restaurant
Laverne's Sports Bar
Bongo Ben's
Kahaluu Beach Park
GetSum' Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Oceans Sports Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Holuakola Garden
Humpy's Big Island Alehouse
Holuakoa Cafe
Kona Haven Cafe
Holualoa Kona Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Foster's Kitchen
Fine Dining Restaurant
Kanaka Kava
Island Lava Java
Bar & Grill
Thai Rin Restaurant & Bar
Thai Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Shiono
Asian Restaurant
Island Ono Loa Grill
Hamburger Restaurant
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Seafood Restaurant
Mi's Waterfront Bistro
Italian Restaurant
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Mi's Waterfront Bistro
Italian Restaurant
Kamana Kitchen
Indian Restaurant
Kona Coffee Lounge
Coffee Shop
Umeke's Poke Bowls And Local Style Lunch Plates
Seafood Restaurant
Longboard Legends Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Lemongrass Bistro
Thai Restaurant
Shimaichi Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Tiare Lani Coffee
Tea House
Cuz'ns Deli Pizza & Ice Cream
Pizza Restaurant
Kona Coffee Cafe
Coffee Shop
San Francisco Bay Coffee Bar - Kona, HI.
Coffee Shop
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 11 - Mamalahoa Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Teshima's authentic Japanese Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Kahaluu Beach Park in Keahou
Car: necessary

Close to some of the world's finest snorkeling beaches!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning* (See Notes) $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%




We request that, if possible, you leave only 1 load of laundry undone for the cleaner prior to your departure to expedite her ability to prepare the cottage for the next guest. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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