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Island Getaway - Big Island Unique Pavillion-Style Accommodation -Pool & Hot Tub

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Cottage Interior: Dreamy queen bed and rattan lounging chair.

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Tropical Gardens, Pool, & Hot Tub, Make This The Perfect Island Getaway!

Recently designated one of VRBO's most inviting listings, our Island Getaway is nestled within a stand of lush tropical plants. This unique cottage offers a delightful indoor/outdoor living experience – 3 of 4 walls are screened, opening the studio to the sensual tropical air that is such a wonderful part of Hawai'ian living.

Outside, a covered lana'i and outdoor shower (great after a trip to nearby beaches), are bordered by a bamboo grove and banana trees. A pool and hot tub are all steps away – as are mangoes, bananas, avocados and papayas.

Inside is furnished with rattan furniture, a dreamy queen-sized bed, and plenty of space for relaxing. The kitchen is compact and complete – featuring a dishwasher, microwave, 4-burner gas cook top, convection/toaster oven (but no 'full-size' oven), and 20x20x36 refrigerator with upper, separate 16x16x20 freezer. Custom-built bamboo cabinetry ties everything together in unmistakable island style.

We loved designing, building and living in our little cottage. It gives us great pleasure to share this love with like-minded guests who are seeking something more authentic than your typical 'condo experience'.

Please be aware that Hawai'i is probably more 'rural' than you are used to. There are places on the Island that have no cell phone reception (although it is quite good at our cottage), and Internet connectivity is only 'adequate' (and sometimes awkward). We subscribe to a cable Internet service, and reset the cable router frequently. There is WiFi at the property, but you will most likely need to restart your device/equipment.

And because this information is deeply buried in the VRBO 'extras', but is one of the most frequently asked questions:

The pool is shared with one other vacation rental studio. This 14 by 14 pool is unfenced, and there is no lifeguard present. Pool is about 10 feet deep. It is professionally serviced once a week.

The hot tub next to the pool is rarely used by anyone other than our Island Getaway guests. This is because the other Tropical Hideaway vacation rental guests have their own, private, hot tub. Although it is not prohibited that they use the hot tub by the pool, it is uncommon for this to happen.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 625 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom in studio: 1 queen

    As this is a studio, the queen bed is included here....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Lanai Bathroom: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Private toilet, outdoor shower, sink, and laundry facility...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Local travel guides and maps...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    About 40 cable TV stations, many are HD...moreless

  • Television:

    Samsung SmartTV with Netflix, and ’smart apps’. Streaming available for those who enjoy this type of service....moreless

  • Toys:

    Boogie Boards, ice chest, beach mats, water noodles...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A small selection of DVDs are available...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Watch the sunrise over the Mauna Loa volcano from your bed or from the hot tub!...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The Pacific Ocean, Place of Refuge National Park, and the popular 'Two-Step' beach/snorkeling is a 5 minute drive downhill. Although is possible to walk down, it is a loooong and hot walk back!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You have a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and Honaunau Bay from the pool deck....moreless

  • Water View:

    The Pacific Ocean in all its beauty lies just 2 miles below the property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French press and coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Toaster convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    Many golf courses north of nearby Kailua-Kona. Unknown cost to play....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks are for rent in nearby Kealakekua Bay. Spectacular paddle to the Captain Cook Monument with good snorkeling. You may be visited by dolphins on your paddle across the bay (or maybe not)....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered Hawai'ian lanai with large bamboo grove on the south side, includes small propane-fired BBQ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful tropical gardens, hibiscus, bromeliads, Royal Palms, plumeria, apple bananas, mangoes, te' plants, and, of course geckos and coqui frogs !...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas, no briquets needed...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Courts in nearby Kailua-Kona. Unknown cost to play....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkeling equipment, beach mats, beach umbrella, beach chairs....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Shared hot tub with one other vacation rental studio, although the guests there rarely use ours since they have their own private hot tub....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Shared with one other vacation rental studio. This 14 by 14 pool is unfenced, and there is no lifeguard present. Pool is about 10 feet deep. Swim at your own risk!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Regular
Apr 1 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$135
$810 $3,120
2018 High Season
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2018
4 night min stay
$140
$840 $3,120
2018 Regular Season
Apr 1 - Nov 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$135
$810 $3,120
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$135
$810 $3,120
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $75
  • Preparation Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.25%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed.

Special Note Required by Insurance Policy:

"The pool is 14 feet by 14 feet by 10 feet deep, is un-fenced, and there is no lifeguard present. Swim at your own risk!”


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

26 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona International Airport (45 minutes)
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Huggo's On the Beach
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kona Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 11
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kona Coffeehouse and Cafe
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
'Two Step' at Honaunau Bay

Car: Necessary

This unique cottage is located on the south Kona coast, just minutes from the best snorkeling in the Hawai'ian islands.

You will also be in the famed Kona coffee region, where some of the best coffee in world is grown. You can sample this coffee, or take an informative tour, at nearby roasters.

Not to be missed is the Volcano's National Park, 1 1/2 hours drive from this location. Watch the earth being formed before your eyes when you visit the Kilauea crater.

One of the State of Hawai'i's two National Historic Parks is the 'City of Refuge', located 5 minutes, or 1.6 miles from the cottage. This historic and restored ruins will give you a sense of the island's fascinating history, and is adjacent to enticing 'Two Step' snorkeling. There is also a nice white sand beach about 15 minutes south of our cottage!

An amazing Fruit Stand is just a bit further south and has fruits that you will have never even heard of!

Painted Church is a well-known attraction. It is a 10 minute walk from the cottage, and is a simple wooden structure whose hand-painted interior decor was meant to replicate the glory of the cathedrals. Catholic services are held and are posted. You will be welcome.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We are freshly retired and love the idea of having this wonderful island getaway to share with people. Rennie was a software developer, and Hope was a property manager. We love to travel, especially when warm water is involved! Although we have traveled many places, this is our favorite place to enjoy rest and relaxation.

Why the Owner Chose Captain Cook, HI, USA:
The first time we arrived here, we thought this was the perfect place to spend our island vacation. Being so close to great snorkeling, beaches and close enough to Kona for a night out, we loved this getaway cottage so much that we returned a year later to purchase it.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Being in a beautiful tropical garden, with the pool, hot tub and gorgeous view of the ocean and mountain volcano, this place is sublime.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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Photos

  • Cottage Interior: Dreamy queen bed and rattan lounging chair.

    Cottage Interior: Dreamy queen bed and rattan lounging chair.

  • Pool and view of Pacific Ocean to the west. Great sunsets!

    Pool and view of Pacific Ocean to the west. Great sunsets!

  • Dining Area, looking 'mauka' (towards the Mountain), TV amoire on left.

    Dining Area, looking 'mauka' (towards the Mountain), TV amoire on left.

  • Kitchen is compact, yet very complete with all ModCons, except full-size oven.

    Kitchen is compact, yet very complete with all ModCons, except full-size oven.

  • Interior is split level and has stairs  down to kitchen area.

    Interior is split level and has stairs down to kitchen area.

  • Delightful outdoor shower. Privacy is supplied by Nature, and a pull down screen

    Delightful outdoor shower. Privacy is supplied by Nature, and a pull down screen

  • Clothes washer and dryer. Clothes lines are also available.

    Clothes washer and dryer. Clothes lines are also available.

  • The cottage, photo taken from the top (north side) of the garden area, near pool

    The cottage, photo taken from the top (north side) of the garden area, near pool

  • Tropical plants abound. Not shown are mango trees, bananas, avocados, & papaya.

    Tropical plants abound. Not shown are mango trees, bananas, avocados, & papaya.

  • This beach is a short walk from the 'Place of Refuge' ( a 5 minute drive away ).

    This beach is a short walk from the 'Place of Refuge' ( a 5 minute drive away ).

  • Of course, there are always sunsets...

    Of course, there are always sunsets...

  • Lovely banyan tree

    Lovely banyan tree

  • Pool with view of the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the hot tub.

    Pool with view of the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the hot tub.

  • Comfy rattan chairs, hula lamp, and overhead reading lights.

    Comfy rattan chairs, hula lamp, and overhead reading lights.

  • Queen bed with canopy and bamboo

    Queen bed with canopy and bamboo

  • Partial shot of Kitchen with Dining area in background

    Partial shot of Kitchen with Dining area in background

  • View of the lanai on the south side of the cottage. Bamboo grove at far right.

    View of the lanai on the south side of the cottage. Bamboo grove at far right.

  • Toilet faces info a dense and tall bamboo grove. Of course there is a curtain...

    Toilet faces info a dense and tall bamboo grove. Of course there is a curtain...

  • Propane BBQ grill

    Propane BBQ grill

  • Island Getaway Exterior, looking south. This is how your approach from your car.

    Island Getaway Exterior, looking south. This is how your approach from your car.

  • Ho'okena Beach - our nearby, and favorite sandy beach. 15 minute drive south.

    Ho'okena Beach - our nearby, and favorite sandy beach. 15 minute drive south.

  • Nice site along the road north to Waimea (the Hawaiian 'cowboy' town).

    Nice site along the road north to Waimea (the Hawaiian 'cowboy' town).

  • There are botanical gardens on the Big Island that are stunningly beautiful.

    There are botanical gardens on the Big Island that are stunningly beautiful.

  • Hosts: Hope & Rennie live in California, but are here to make things lovely.

    Hosts: Hope & Rennie live in California, but are here to make things lovely.

VRBO #475948

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017

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