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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 21, 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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Enchanting Tropical Cottage W Ocean View
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 71 reviews

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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Sandia Park, NM

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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comfortable, well equipped, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location for exploring the island. The main town is about 20 minutes away while this Ohana is so close to the country.

There are plenty of things to see and do on the Big Island. The owner provides suggestions to make your vacation the best it can be and is available for questions if required.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Debs and Joni, 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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Sugai Kona Coffee
Coffee Shop
Teshima's Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Kaya's Kawanui LLC
Coffee Shop
Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farms
Coffee Shop
Aloha Theatre
Rebel Kitchen
American Restaurant
Sandy's Drive In
Annie's Island Fresh Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Rocco's Pizza Pub
Pizza Restaurant
TK Noodle House
Wild Mac Kona Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Strawberry Patch
American Restaurant
Peacock Pastries & Bistro
Keei Cafe
Buddha's Cup
Coffee Shop
Randy's Huli Chicken and Ribs
Barbecue Restaurant
Captain Cook Trading Co
Sun Dried Specialties
Seafood Restaurant
Amici Vista Italian Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Kona Country Club
Green Flash Too
Caffe Florian
Haleo Luau
Rays On The Bay
Beijing Garden
Chinese Restaurant
Bianelli's Gourmet Pizza and Pasta
Pizza Restaurant
Tropics Tap House - Keauhou
Sports Bar
Kenichi Pacific
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Sam Choy's Kai Lanai
Hawaiian Restaurant
Keauhou Shopping Center
Peaberry & Galette
Breakfast Restaurant
Royal Thai Cafe
Thai Restaurant
Los Habaneros
Mexican Restaurant
Kahaluu Beach Park
Haku Nui Farms Inc
Tea House
Holualoa Kona Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Kena Coffee Farms
Tea House
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Patz Pies
Pizza Restaurant
Manny's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Loko Wraps
Mexican Restaurant
Hong Kong Chop Suey
Chinese Restaurant
Junjira Fresh Thai Kitchen
Thai Restaurant
Captain Cook Monument
La Bourgogne French Restaurant
French Restaurant
Sacred Grounds Coffee Farm
Coffee Shop
Kona Blue Sky Coffee Co
Coffee Store
Kealakekua Coffee
Coffee Shop
Da Poke Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
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!




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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