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Skandia Cottage, Hawaii's 'up-Country' Hideaway $140-190 Per Night

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Skandia Cottage • Ahualoa Hawaii• Come for a Week Stay for a Vacation!


Last updated: 02/05/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Country Cottage, rural setting

In complete privacy on the slopes of Mauna Kea ( 'White Mountain') Skandia Cottage offers the ideal headquarters for exploring the fascinating Big Island of Hawaii! Special touches, fresh flowers and first three breakfast supplies are included, with a European accent.

It is located midway between the two major towns of Kona and Hilo, at 2500 feet, with a view of the mountain, on 3 wooded acres. It's clear air and wide vistas as you walk along the country roads provide a special energy unique to this area, called 'Ahualoa'.

Providing total comfort, the front space ,which has a walker ramp entry, contains the cathedral-ceilinged living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and master bedroom with king-sized bed. There is a separate private entrance door to an attached back bedroom-studio with twin beds, full bath, and small fridge, overlooking a lanai. Second couple extra rate for it's use.It is not rented separately.

Drive 12 miles through famous ranch country to Waimea town, with it's fine restaurants and live seasonal theatre. Continue downhill to the Gold Coast to top rated beaches, water sports, and intriguing Hawaiian sites. Picturesque Honokaa is 4 miles to the east, en route to fabulous Waipio Valley or the waterfalls of Hamakua.

Keywords: Country Cottage
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Member since: 2000

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/05/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Thirteen. Well-behaved teen agers are welcome!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Hawaii is nearly smoke-free. Wood ceilings absorb smoke, and the Cottage is clear of this aroma....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Back Studio has a separate private entrance a few feet away from the kitchen entry door. There is a back staircase for access to the car port.There are glass tables and/or breakable objects in all rooms....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Front ramp at entrance, main cottage area will accept wheelchairs. Studio not ADA...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • King size bed in main bedroom(1), Twin or Single Beds (2) are in second studio bedroom. Use of two bedrooms by a single couple is the same rate as for two couples.Please note that the basic rate for use of both bedrooms is $190.00...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


  • Full bathtubs with shower, commodes, sinks in both bathrooms.

Other Amenities

  • Continental breakfast provided for first week, fruit basket, bread and butter of choice, jams, organic coffee and tea.Local eggs for weekly stay. Weekly guests have one free night. Please note that back of cottage studio sleeps 2 in twin beds, has private entrance, and rate of use for 1 or 2 extra guests is $50.00 per night. (total $190)...moreless


  • Books:

    Multiple subjects...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    board games, cards, scrabble board, cribbage...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Classical, Lounge, and Hawaiian music...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    basic cable service, main national stations( PBS, NBC, CBS, FOX) plus local and C-Span. No HBO unless requested, for extra charge....moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Both tape and DVD movies as well as Teaching Company DVD's and CD's are supplied....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mauna Kea , 14,000 feet high ...moreless

  • Village:

    Honokaa heritage town was the center of the sugar era on Hawaii island. It has restaurants, shops, a movie theatre from the 1920's is still operating. Waipio Valley is 10 miles further from the town....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Couch, love seat, armchair, TV...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon best...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Phones in living room, in bedrooms & kitchen as well as studio....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Passwords given for access upon arrival....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    On request two weeks in advance...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee, French press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, prep bowls, blender, knives, spatula, lettuce washer...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full sets of dishes, glasses, and utensils....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen, with microwave, toaster, all cooking accessories. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Standard oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry contains basic condiments. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Main area fridge has ice maker. There is a small fridge in studio bedroom closet...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    small balcony also off master bedroom...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered, with seating for 4...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


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from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$950 $3,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



Standard rates are for 1 couple. Additional 1 or 2 guests are charged $50 per night for use of the back studio, with twin beds and full bath, Telephone, TV and small fridge. We do not rent separately to other couples.

150 dollar deposit required. Checks or PayPal. We send a form for your details and confirmation:. Balance on departure.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/05/2017
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46 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilo & Kona
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Landing, Honokaa
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 19
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Honokaa, Waimea
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hapuna Beach

Car: Necessary

Wagon Trips Through Waipio Valley, Historical Hawaii Sites, Whale Watching in Season (December through March) Waterfalls, open pastureland, star-gazing up on Mauna Kea , trip to an active volcano.Waimea town is 12 miles West along a scenic pastureland country toad.The East 'Hamakua Heritage Coast' driving towards Hilo has Akaka Falls, scenic drives and a Nature Park with tropical flowers. Onward towards the active volcano of Pu'u O'o on the slopes of Mauna Loa is the National Park, with Halemaumau crater and the chain of craters road.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: As a retired interior designer of Swedish-Dutch heritage, it was natural to design and build this cottage for my mother to her requirements and nostalgia for her homeland. Having lived on the big Island for over 37 years, my love for this area has remained steadfast. Guests of the Cottage feel the energy and special European touches which make it a welcoming experience. Writers, families, honeymoon couples, retired friends, all have had their own individual reactions, and all have been happy guests. As we say here- 'E Komo Mai'- Welcome! Please open the link for guest's comments.

Why the Owner Chose Honokaa, HI, USA:
This cottage was built for my mother so that she could be fairly close to our home after my father died. We had chosen this area originally for its privacy, green surroundings, healthy altitude and temperate climate.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Location is out of the 'vog zone',( typically around Kona) and temperatures are moderate without need of air conditioning. Access to beaches and scenic vistas are within a short drive, and Mauna Kea is visible as you walk the country road which fronts the Cottage.

Contact us

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/05/2017

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  • Skandia Cottage • Ahualoa Hawaii• Come for a Week Stay for a Vacation!

    Skandia Cottage • Ahualoa Hawaii• Come for a Week Stay for a Vacation!

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Honeymoon welcome

    Honeymoon welcome

  • Mother's collectibles

    Mother's collectibles

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Back studio, separate entrance,  unit includes full bath and fridge

    Back studio, separate entrance, unit includes full bath and fridge

  • Studio bathroom, with full tub/shower.

    Studio bathroom, with full tub/shower.

  • Mauna Kea view across the road from Cottage

    Mauna Kea view across the road from Cottage

  • Upland Vista, Mauna Kea

    Upland Vista, Mauna Kea

  • Mauna Kea in Winter with telescopes

    Mauna Kea in Winter with telescopes

  • Welcome to Skandia Cottage!

    Welcome to Skandia Cottage!

  • Living Room, TV

    Living Room, TV

  • Full kitchen, washer and dryer

    Full kitchen, washer and dryer

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Afternoon tea on the back porch

    Afternoon tea on the back porch

  • Studio corner seating

    Studio corner seating

  • Rear entrance to studio and back door of the main cottage.

    Rear entrance to studio and back door of the main cottage.

  • White Ginger - Beautiful Flora surrounds the cottage

    White Ginger - Beautiful Flora surrounds the cottage

  • Driving West through ranch country

    Driving West through ranch country

  • Nearby Waimea / Kamuela Town

    Nearby Waimea / Kamuela Town

VRBO #310579

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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