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Craftsman Cottage on 6 forested acres

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 1 bath cottage in a tropical forest

This 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage is located at the bottom of a 6 acre parcel in the middle of the forest. The master bedroom has a king size bed, the second room has a Queen bed and there is a trundle bed in the living room. The ceilings are open beam cedar, the floors are bamboo and stone and the cottage has many custom details. The bathroom has a large custom walk in shower. Outside there is a covered lanai with a nice table and seating as well as an outdoor soaking tub surrounded by flower gardens and forest.

Kathryn and Bill Foster
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Kathryn and Bill Foster

Bill is a licensed General Building Contractor, and I am a licensed Realtor in the state of Hawaii. We designed and built the houses on our property, and have decided to make this our final home. During our 20 years here we have lived in Waikoloa Village, moved to Kona and continued to move to higher elevations preferring the cool climate of the higher elevations. If it is your dream to live in Hawaii we can help make that a reality.

Why Kathryn and Bill Foster chose Kailua-Kona

Get a unique Hawaii experience. Wake to the sounds of birds, hike through the forest of Ohia, Koa and Hapu Ferns, and pick wild Lilikoi.

What makes this cottage unique

Tucked into the fern forest, ideal for hiking, bird watching and photography. If you find the heat in town a bit much for you, this is the ideal location. The Big Island is known for it's world class fishing and active volcano.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for everything and mostly the use of your beautiful place. We had a wonderful stay and will look forward to returning.
Feb 2013
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Kailua-Kona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • master bedroom - 1 king
    guest bedroom - 1 queen
  • There is an additional trundle bed in the living room that can sleep 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, towels, boogie boards and umbrellas available


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Craftsman Cottage on 6 forested acres
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 45 reviews

Fantastic place to stay near Kona!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great little property set higher in the hills where it is actually cool enough to sleep. The cottage is amazing with open beam cedar ceilings and lovely tile. This cottage was built with love. Very quiet and secure. Absolutely a must if you are looking for a place to stay on the Kona side of the island.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jungle retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully hand crafted home in the jungle with lots of privacy and star gazing. The house had all the required amenities plus beach supplies. I plan to recommend this house to all of my friends who come to the big island. The cat Ollie makes sure everyone is awake around coffee time than heads off agin, he’s legit. Quality experience overall.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best 6 days ever

  • 5 of 5

The cottage, hosts, visiting cat and location cannot be found anywhere else. Come here to chill, regenerate, whatever. You will not regret time spent. A quick ride to the beach, etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly HAWAIIAN experience for the traveler that wants to see the REAL Hawaii.

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking to be near all of the tourists and tee shirt shops and demand room service, then skip this place. If you want to experience what it’s like to live like a true kama’aina, your own house, your own space, away from it all, cook fresh seafood and Big Island steaks in your own corner of paradise, see the stars at night, then this is truly the ultimate experience. Beautiful house, lush tropical forest, comfortable and tasteful furnishings, well appointed kitchen, grill, outdoor bathtub, wildlife, flowers, cool nights, Ollie the cat, and wonderful hosts in Bill and Kathryn. We will absolutely be back. We stayed there for 8 days. We wouldn’t ever consider staying in the town of Kailua-Kona. This place is full of ALOHA!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Serene

  • 5 of 5

Roomy. Private. Surrounded by rainforest. Clean. Owners were kind. Our stay was too short! Would highly recommend and will definitely be booking upon our return to the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! Quiet and cool.

  • 5 of 5

We’ve always stayed on the beach, so this was a different experience for us. It was quiet and cool and away from the crowds and traffic. It is off the beaten path, but we were in town or out exploring every day anyway, so we didn’t find it inconvenient. We enjoyed sweet Ollie’s (the cat) visits every morning!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Kona International airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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