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Affordable, Charming Christmasberry Cottage. ocean view, space, private, secure

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Ocean View, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, 2 lanais, 2 stall garage

Christmasberry cottage was originally constructed in 1991. It was my mother’s home until 2006. We have repainted inside and out, added a beautiful gas fireplace, replaced refrigerator and range and decorated with Hawaiian artifacts, Pegge Hopper and Karen Spachner prints.

For your vacation, you have a whole 1250 square foot, three bedroom house. There is one full bathroom and one bathroom with shower. There are two lanais, a large one overlooking the ocean and a smaller tiled porch from which you can watch and listen to the birds while basking in the morning sun. You have exclusive use of the two stall garage for your vehicles and toys. Your washer and dryer are also located there.

Design and decor: Outside, the house has the look of a traditional country home: red hip roof and green siding.

Inside, the living and dining areas are airy and inviting. Flooring in the big living room is beautiful native Ohia hardwood. Each of the bedrooms is uniquely decorated. My Geisha room has two Japanese inspired platform futons, and oriental style fabrics. The Ukulele room has a fun retro feel. The sunny master bedroom invokes a fragrant flower lei motif. Every room has big windows bringing nature close. Six people are accommodated comfortably.

More Details

margie bernaski
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Keahole-Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Makalei Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Holuakoa Café
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Car: necessary

Christmasberry Cottage is located above Kailua-Kona near historic Holualoa town. The newly redecorated house is set in an ohia- koa forest. It is an agricultural property with coffee, macadamia nut, citrus and banana trees. Situated up-country away from the hustle, bustle and heat of town, soft breezes, birdsong and an ocean view await you. Yet you are only 15-20 minutes from Kailua-Kona’s many amenities. Vacation here in this charming home and enjoy privacy, space and security in a gated community.

Nature lovers will find this an ideal locale. From November to April, humpback whales can be seen right from shore. Dolphins can be seen year-round. Birds abound on your own 5 acre property. Travel just a little farther afield for outstanding birding at the ocean shore and upcountry. There is a 1000ft deep lava tube cave on the property (experienced cavers only).


Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms are tiled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , My Geisha
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Ukulele
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Maile Lei
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Air conditioning is not needed at this comfortable elevation. If the evening is cool, you have a gas fireplace for ambience and comfort. The outdoor temperature often goes below 60F over night. You should bring warm sweaters, slippers and socks. The owner lives nearby and is available for information and assistance.


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Affordable, Charming Christmasberry Cottage. ocean view, space, private, secure
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great hostess!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! Margie is a lovely hostess; very kind and helpful. The house was very clean, and it has all the supplies we needed.

We enjoyed our stay!!!

Thank you Margie!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with the location. Everything was conveniently located. This cottage is nothing short of a true "Island Oasis".

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you and great having you as our guest. Please come again whenever you can. Aloha
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Charming and peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in five acres in the Kona coffee growing district, the Christmasberry Cottage is a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Kona, yet close enough for easy access to all major shopping and points of interest on the Kona side of the island. The cottage was clean, well-furnished, and with a complete kitchen which made meal preparation easy. Margie, our host, had lovely flower arrangements in each room, and left huge bowl of local fruit for us on our arrival (the sweetest pineapple ever!) Margie lives nearby, on the property, and was there to answer any questions, but otherwise was very respectful of our privacy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ultimate peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The owner was nice and helpful. The house was affordable and just as advertised. Clean, super quiet with amazing view of Kona. Gated community added that extra feeling of safety and privacy.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was delightful to meet you. Please return for another visit whenever you can. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Mahalo nui loa.
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Great retreat for peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Lovely setting, great house for 4-6, well stocked for cooking dinners in to save a little money. We enjoyed the sounds of birds (and a rooster, too, but he didn't wake us) and pheasants who visited. House provided snorkeling gear and beach towels so you can lighten your packing. Believe the suggestion to bring sweaters and slippers as it was chilly and damp up so high during this wet winter. Margie and Bill were great hosts.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Anne, Pat, Misha, You are lovely people. Please visit again whenever you can. Thank you for leaving Christmasberry in perfect condition. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Mahalo Nui Loa Margie & Bill
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Christmasberry Cottage - Above the Tourist Logjam

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Christmasberry was from December 25-Jan 9th 2015. This cottage is nestled in the beautiful Kona coffee farms, at 2200 feet "up country" above Kona. It was a fabulous jumping-off point for our stay on the Big Island with our two grown sons. It is quiet and secluded, with the sounds only of birds and crickets to soothe you morning and night. The many amenities of the house include boogie boards, binoculars for birdwatching, many tourist guidebooks, and beach towels, in addition to what is listed in the VRBO listing. The owners, Margie and Bill, bent over backwards to be sure we were always comfortable, including greeting us with a large fruit basket as well as a jar of passionfruit jam made by Margie. The nearby town of Holualoa is a tiny enclave of very talented artists, great for an afternoon stroll. We felt like we were actually living with the Hawaiians rather than with the other tourists. I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking a peaceful retreat for their visit, and especially to anyone unfamiliar with this island, since Bill and Margie are a wealth of information! Jeannie and Terry and sons, San Diego, California

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was a pleasure to have you with us.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.41%

Two free nights for bookings of two or more weeks.

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.