About the property
- Cottage1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Private 2 Bedroom Cottage, Eco Friendly Environment, Ocean View
Beautiful island style cottage with sunset views and tropical garden. If you want to experience true Hawaiian living in an eco-friendly natural, non smoking environment this is your place. Have a soak in the tub, pick fresh herbs, veggies and fruit or stroll through the beautiful gardens and commune with nature. Watch the sunset from the meditation room lanai. Furnishings and art from around the world help make Hale Meow Meow truly a special place.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Linda Grimes
My parents met and got married on Oahu in the mid 1940s. My mother was a pilot and mechanic at Hickam Field. They moved to Georgia and I grew up there. I bought this land with my sister and mother and moved to Hawaii. I have spent much of my life traveling the world and now my sister has moved and i stayed and i am a jewelry designer. I still travel to Asia a lot searching for treasures for my jewelry, and have started this vacation home and the farming. I love plants and animals so this life has been great.
Linda Grimes purchased this Cottage in 1989
Why Linda Grimes chose Opihihale
When I first saw this property it was nothing but a thing called christmas berry but I knew it was where I should be. It was a long slow process turning it into what it is today, but worth every bit of it. Now, I just love being here.
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A lush and vibrant Big Island haven.
Linda is a great host with lots of attention to detail. The cottage is immaculate. Surrounded by lush greenery and open to the outdoors, this place gives an authentic Big Island experience. The sounds of frogs singing at night is unforgettable.
Wonderful, relaxing spot on the Big Island
Just south of Captain Cook, this was a fabulous place to stay and relax after days of hiking and swimming. We were lucky to have such a kind host, and we managed to do all of our goals except for finding flowing lava. Thank you Linda.
We loved our stay at Hale Meow
Our stay at Hale Meow was magical and enchanting. The extensive, private grounds abounded with flowers and vines of every sort. The Blue Jade vines were particularly exquisite. Linda has created a Shangri-La with her gardens, her decor from all over the world, and a distinctly meditative vibe. The beds and linens were extremely comfortable, and the huge screened windows made for refreshing ventilation. The kitchen was incredibly well-appointed and included a canister of delicious 100% kona coffee. Hale Meow has a full complement of beach gear, from boogie boards to snorkel gear to beach chairs, umbrellas, water shoes, coolers, etc. Having master greeter Pueo show us around and keep us company every day made us feel welcome and at home. Linda herself is a most welcoming, warm and witty soul and host. She thinks of everything, including refreshing our fruit box daily. Hale Meow is truly a taste of real Big Island Hawaii, far from the resort aspects of Kona...... down home, ecologically-inspired, complete with cats, chickens, and the ever-present (and, to our ears, soothing) coqui frogs. We will return to Hale Meow Meow and highly recommend it to others.
Perfect Hawaiian cottage!
I'm so glad I read the other reviews that led me to book Linda's place. It was exactly as described but even better in person. Of all the places that we stayed on both Maui and the Big Island, her place was the highlight of our trip. Very private setting, picturesque, spacious, clean, and central to the main areas on Big Island. We plan to stay here again when we come back. Linda took such good care of us with a basket of fruit every morning and gave us a tour of her fruit trees. Thanks for having us, Linda! You won't regret booking here. Hopefully you will get lucky like we did and find the availability for the dates you need.
Really fun place to stay!
Great location off the beaten path. Linda has thought of everything in case you didn’t bring it.
Delightful Kona cottage
HaleMeowMeow is a delightful cottage in a tropical forest garden with amazing flowers, fruits, bushes and trees.
Some days we stayed at the cottage and just relaxed. Some we drove north to Kailua, the Native Hawaiian historical sites or Hapuna beach, one of the best in the islands. Other days we drove to South Point or on to Volcanoes National Park or Hilo.
The gardens provided all the fruit we could eat. Pretty much everything else we wanted to eat or drink was available in Captain Cook. We found excellent restaurants along the coast north and south.
Two cautions: Because the weather is so mild, Hawaii is an outdoor place. It gets cool in the evening, which is good for sleeping, but requires more warm clothes than we had expected. The roads along the mountainside provide spectacular views, but they take more time than we expected from the map.
Our hostess Kinda was very kind and had excellent suggestions for where to go, what to see, and what to do. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Great central location for all sights on the Kona side of the island. There are beaches as close as 5 min. or 15 min. and a National Park just 15 min. away. The volcano National Park is only 1 1/2 hrs. away.
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Additional information about rental rates
$200.00 deposit required to hold reservation Balance due 30 days prior to arrival