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Bamboo Cottage in Lush Tropical Garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Queen Bedroom + Convertible futon bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

With aloha we welcome you to the Bamboo Cottage.

We are located on 1 acre of lush gardens at 1,000 foot elevation with views of the ocean and Mt. Haleakala on the neighbor island of Maui.

The trade winds are in constant movement here in North Kohala which creates this soothing sound perfect for any getaway.

Built in 2006, the 500 square foot cottage features bamboo floors and walls, original stain glass work throughout. The memory foam mattress and plush linens are ideal for a luxurious sleep in this peaceful setting. Hawaii's tropical climate is perfect for enjoying an additional shower located outdoors.

The Bamboo Cottage is supplied with soap, shampoo, conditioners, lotions,hair dryer, ironing board and iron. Plush linens, towel and 2 microfiber robes.

Al fresco dining allows you to enjoy the beautiful gardens that surround you. Complimentary welcome 100% Kona coffee, selection of teas and hot cocoa provided along with oatmeal. Fresh cut flowers and seasonal fruit from our abundant garden.

Keywords: Vacation Cottage

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About The Owner

Aloha I have been traveling to Hawaii and around the world for 29 years as an international flight attendant. Hawaii struck a cord with me when I first visited in 1985. I knew this was where I belonged. My husband, Jeff Noll also traveled and lived abroad having built golf courses internationally and domestically for 18 years and the past 10 years as a General Contractor licensed in the state of Hawaii and Florida. He has restored Historical Homes, renovated ones that need a little love and built dream homes for clients from coast to coast. On his first trip here he definitely shared the same sentiment that this was our destiny. To be here, nurture our lives and this land, with love, creativity and concern for the ecological future of North Kohala. It is a privilege and responsibility we relish. We look forward to sharing our bit of paradise with you.

A Hui Hou!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2005

Why The Owner chose Hawi

We had visited the Big Island over the years and North Kohala resonated instantly for us

What makes this cottage unique

The Kohala winds along with the sound of the adjacent Kohala stream makes for a very relaxing stay, whether enjoying the lush gardens, bird watching and resident ducks swim, or playing a fun game of croquet with friends in the midst of Coconut Palms, Kona Coffee, Avocado, Macadamia Nut, Kukui Nut, Papaya, Breadfruit, Fig, Lychee trees and a large variety of citrus trees just to name a few. The pineapple grove is always a surprise to visitors thriving next to giant bamboo stands, sugar cane, banana's and passion fruit vines.

The beautiful view of Maui which is enjoyed reverently during morning yoga on the Lanai is the perfect way to greet the day.

Sunset is the ideal time for a easy walk along the Kohala Stream Trail where spectacular views sweeping down over the village of Hawi and the coast you see Maui rising out of the Pacific Ocean before your eyes. The view of Mt. Haleakala on Maui bids you a sweet journey into the evening show of brillant stars drapping over you like a tent sparkling with a million diamonds so clear you think you're in a dream.


Hawi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower, sink & toilet.
  • 2nd additional outdoor shower, enjoy the tropical weather and convenient spot to wash off beach sand and beach gear too. Soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotions provided at outside shower as well.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) memory foam mattress and luxurious linens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon is a queen size mattress with pillows and linens
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Tropical outdoor shower, sustainable fruit and vegetable garden. Private gated parking A stream bordering the property that is fed from waterfalls from Pololu Valley and beyond.


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average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews

Bamboo Cottage raises the bar !

  • 5 of 5

Peter and I could not have made a better choice for our stay on the Big Island. Nestled in the gated lush garden property of welcoming hosts, Jennifer & Jeff, Bamboo Cottage raises the bar! This pristine cottage is the perfect location for a peaceful, private getaway. We found it hard to leave each day as morning coffee & breakfast among the tropical bird songs and warm breeze was so completely relaxing.

Hawi is a charming town with a nice variety of interesting shops & galleries. The 2 markets along with the" Da fish" market offer a wonderful selection of local meats, fish & produce. Because we were so delighted to return to the cottage after our daily island adventures, we took advantage of the selection of the special local foods items & happily dined in each night. Cooking was easy in the well-appointed kitchen and I don't think you could find a nicer dining room than Bamboo's screened porch.

Jennifer & Jeff's attention to details raised the bar on so many levels...a bowl of fresh fruit picked from trees on the property, fresh ground coffee, beautiful garden flowers in vases throughout, the fine linens, cozy robe...., every amenity from a French press coffee pot to snorkels fins & masks was icing on the cake of this property.

Thank you for sharing the treasure of your tropical paradise plantation.

We will definitely return.....

Mahalo Mahalo...thank you so very much,

Holly & Peter

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood City

The second stay is even better!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just completed our second stay at the charming, well appointed Bamboo Cottage. A sequel does not always replicate the original, but that was not the case for us!

Once again, hosts Jennifer and Jeff exuded Aloha spirit, sharing with us the newest addition to the marvelous gardens, the pineapple patch. Wild turkeys strolled the grounds with us as we walked the property together on a pleasantly balmy evening.

Per the suggestion in another guest's property review, we took the all-day Volcano tour offered by Hawaii Forest & Trails. Excellent outfit, and our guide, Frank, is an island treasure. I highly recommend them for any off-property adventures.

Spencer Beach Park, just south of Kawaihe, is a gem of a beach, tree-lined with plenty of shade, a gentle surf and decent snorkeling in the morning before the water becomes too choppy. Also explore Manukona, a former sugar refinery and shipping port.

Perhaps the best part of our trip was knowing that we would come home to Bamboo Cottage and relax. We dined out only 5 times, twice for lunch, and preparing island-procured dinners in the small but efficient kitchen was a delight. Buy fresh fish at Da Fish House in Kawaihe (pick up poke to have as lunch at the beach!), produce at either the Hawi or Waimae farmer's market and island-raised meats and poultry at the Waimea Butcher Shop. Such a treat to see what an active local food scene has developed on the island!

We look forward to a third stay in Bamboo Cottage. It cannot come fast enough! Maholo to Jennifer and Jeff!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is lovely and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Hawi is a great location to explore from and so different from the Kona area! Kitchen is well set up for doing you own meals but the shopping is limited in town. Go to Waimea for better selection and value!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We felt like we were living in a Hawaiian tropical garden. That probably was because we WERE.

  • 5 of 5

This place is definitely out of the way but that was definitely part of what we loved about it. The grounds are beautiful with flowering trees and plants that are landscaped in such a way that privacy is provided to both the owners and those on their temporary stay. And besides the ornamental plantings, the gardens provide papayas, avocados, lemons, limes, and various other yummies. Plus, we were provided with freshly ground coffee from their property. The cottage itself is charming with wonderful views from every window and the screened in porch. We also loved the town of Hawi. After just a week we were being greeted like family at The Bamboo Restaurant and everyone in town was so friendly. There are numerous eating options in this small town and first class galleries along with unique small shops. We lucked into wonderful music by a local singer/ songwriter along with a variety of musicians at Kohala Coffee Cafe on Sunday morning. Bamboo restaurant also has music Friday and Saturday nights. We also used local activity center Hawaii Forest and Trail for a waterfalls hike and swim. Mark was a terrific guide and it was great fun. They have a number of trips to offer and wanted to do their Maunakea Summit and Stars Adventure but it was already booked. (Consider booking ahead). Kohala Zipline is also located there and has many fun looking trips. Also located in the same area is the Flume Ditch rides company and it's on my list for next time. Another local activity is the Saturday morning farmers market with many fresh fruits and vegetables and flowers and baked goods and meal options along with music. There are also so many things to explore in this north Kohala area--you really don't have to leave, but it isn't all that big a deal to drive an hour or so and enjoy even more. Don't miss this very special location.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lebanon, Ohio

Nice place nicer people

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week stay at the Bamboo Cottage. The cottage was very comfortable and laid out nicely. The outdoor shower was an added bonus😍. We appreciated the guided tour Jennifer took us on and the pride she had in the gardens. The garden is fabulous especially considering it is only 11 years old.. Jeff also gave us lots of info about the Kohala Ditch and local history. It rained a bit but when headed south the weather turned sunny in less than 6 miles. What a treat our stay was in the cottage. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.😎

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood City

Tranquil, peaceful, invigorating and renewing

  • 5 of 5

The heavy sigh you exhale as you arrive at this lush, verdant property is only the first of many you will experience while staying at Bamboo Cottage. "Can this really be our home for our stay?", you will ask, after another relaxing sigh. Yes! This wonderfully appointed and beautifully situated cottage will become your home, and the charming village of Hawi will become your hometown.

Jennifer and Jeff are the most welcoming and accommodating of hosts. Fruit from their trees - lemon, orange, grapefruit, avocado - graced our the kitchen counter when we arrived. Jennifer showed me where to pluck some ginger root, which I used in a vinaigrette on island greens one evening when we chose to dine-in. The kitchen is small but incredibly efficient (I am a culinary professional and this was, by far, one of the best kitchens I've ever cooked in. And the view does not hurt, either!). Shop at the Hawi farmer's market on Saturday for island produce, fruit and other goodies and enjoy a night or two on the lanai after preparing your own dinner!

The town of Hawi is funky, fun and friendly with an island vibe you are not likely to find anywhere else. Bamboo is a favorite restaurant of ours and if you are lucky, local son and slack key guitar virtuoso John Keawe will be playing there. Sushi Rock rocks, too!

It does rain frequently in North Kohala, and the wind can be blustery at times, but just sit on the lanai, read a good book, listen to birdsong, watch the clouds, and catch a glimpse of Maui across the channel. This will make for a special time on a special island, in a very special place, the Bamboo Cottage.

We look forward to our next stay at our home away from home!


  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Kona International Airport at Kealhole (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Bamboo Restaurant & Sushi Rock
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
King Kamehameha Park 6 holes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Akoni Pule Hwy, HI 250
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sushi Rock and The Bamboo Restaurant
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Rancho Vitorino - Horseback riding, Zipline - Big Island Eco Adventures zipline over Pololu Valley, Kohala Ditch Adventures - (flumin da ditch), ATV Outfitters Hawaii and The Bond Historic District - Saturday Farmer's Market 1 mile from Cottage -


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.0%

Cancellation policy is STRICT.
Full refund if cancellation is made 60 days prior to arrival.
If the dates can be rebooked a refund will be made minus a 15% administrative fee and mailed to you on the day of check out.
Travel insurance is recommended for any unforeseen emergencies that may occur.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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