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Cottage - Minutes from Kailua Kona

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Large Open Floor Plan - Sleeps 4

Guest Cottage.

Located above Kailua Kona, on the slopes of Hualalai, this unique 1200 sq foot cottage

is just the place to enjoy your Big Island adventure.

Conveniently located just minutes from Kona Airport, Costco, and Kailua Kona Town, you won't miss a beat. Great activities, beaches and dining located just 5 - 6 miles away.

Cool elevation and lush foliage surround you in this peaceful

3 acre property. It is not unusual that the temperature is 15 degrees cooler than Kailua Kona. During the cooler season , enjoy the warmth of your own electric fireplace with a simple click of the remote.

Nature lovers will enjoy the abundant variety of plants and birds that surround the area. Mornings greet you with clean crisp air that is not affected by the VOG that sometimes is seen in town.

Kona has a great open market that offers a variety of exotic fresh fruits and vegetables, and traditional ones as well, that are grown locally, and at a fraction of the price found in the grocery stores.

For our friends with limited mobility, the single level cottage is perfect. Park in front of your front door and enter the cottage. No parking lots or parking fees.

The cottage design is simple and open. A king sized bed and a queen sized bed will provide lots of room for a couple or a family. Keywords: Guest House/ Cottage, 1200 sq feet, Cool, Mountain Location

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Libby!

I had meant to write to you guys after we left the big island but time

got away from me... just wanted to say how happy we are to have met

you two and what a wonderful time we had at the cottage! Thank you so

much for your hospitality and for hanging with us! Hope to see you

May 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Cottage - Minutes from Kailua Kona
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 49 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage.

Lots of space.

Very clean.

We really appreciated the snorkelling gear and boogie boards.

Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was excactly as described, super clean. Great location, off the beaten path yet close enough to beaches and Kona. It is on a little acreage in up country, very private and quite at night, surrounded by big beautiful trees. . Beds were great, high speed wifi, big flat screen tv, Kitchen had everything one could want for cooking. There were also boogie boards, beach chairs, a cooler and good quality snorkelling gear. Perfect for us! 5 stars for sure.

Peter dropped over to say hi and brought over 4 of the largest avacodo's I have ever seen. Grown there. Thank you! We hope to come back for another visit some time

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cottage was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was really clean, roomy and had a fantastic yard.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Runnemede, New Jersey

The Best of Both Worlds - The Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

I had never been to Hawaii. I wanted an organic, non- commercial experience. Libby & Peter are the perfect hosts for that. They have been in Hawaii a long time & "know the ropes".

There are a lot of unexpected bonus features about this IMMACUALTE cottage:

It was about 15-20 degrees cooler in the cottage than the rest of the island. For example, I went to Habuna Beach which was 88 degrees of pristine perfection. I was not overly hot. The ocean breeze and amenities were outstanding. When I drove home, the temperature gauge on the rental car went from 88 to 67. It was cool, refreshing and lovely. There is no air conditioner. I was concerned about that but you truly did not need one. The bed was comfy and I slept like a baby. As to the chickens and frogs. Yes, you can hear them but people pay a fortune for those tapes to be lulled to sleep at night. I was enchanted. The rooster jaunted up to me Day One - I said nervously, "Are you & me gonna have an issue?" He cocked his head and swagged away. Lol No aggression. Just checking out his territory. The landscape, which was completely crafted by Peter from scratch, honors nature, increases privacy but what a beautiful experience to watch the animals and be at peace at night. It felt like a remote private retreat but you were 3-5 mins from Walmart and reality. It truly is accessible to everything. Fully stocked kitchen utensils & pots / pans, shampoo / conditioner, hair dryer, beach supplies (cooler, towels, boogie boards, chairs, etc... All things you would have to rent elsewhere.), Coffee Pot & bag of coffee, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, etc...

Peter & Libby will greet you warmly & be there for you 1000% but never, ever disturb you. I asked a lot of questions about living there. They gave real life answers and even offered for me to call them with more. Wonderful people. The true spirit of Ohona.

I took the Gypsy Tour driving on my own and it was wonderful. The Big Island is the best kept secret. You will never be hugged by more strangers. You never see another drive that offers ocean, mountain and agriculture views simultaneously. Imagine wisteria & orange blossoms fighting for territory with the richness of volcanic soil. Everywhere. I always knew God was a talented painter but apparently, Hawaii is where he went Michelangelo on earth.

The best of both worlds, really. I highly recommend it to anyone. I hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our stay. There were four of us and everything worked out perfectly. There was coffee and candy to greet us and the owners made us feel right at home. Everything was clean and nice. We had everything that we needed for cooking and relaxing. I would highly suggest this rental!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Huge 1-room cottage way up in the hills

  • 5 of 5

Nicely private cottage, although the owners Pete and Libby are a quick walk away (and are quick to come when you need something). It's spacious and roomy, extremely clean and well-equipped. Since we use a clothes line at home, we didn't mind doing so here, and our shirts dried really fast. As other reviews have said, it's located well up in the hills over Kona, about a 10 to 15-minute drive once you know the way, which was fine with us. To find it at night, you have to follow the directions carefully and look for their No Trespassing sign. If you don't want to be squeezed in with other tourists, this is the spot.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Keahole International
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bongo Bens, KB Extreme, Quinns, Umeke's
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Quinns, Kona Brewing Co, Lava Java, Bongo Bens
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Honokahao Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Kailua-Kona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor picnic area, cooler,

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