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Private Island Style Cottage With Ocean View And Tropical Garden

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


About the property

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.

Linda Grimes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

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 Captain Cook

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.


Captain Cook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Separate bath house with tub and day bed
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , can make into king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(42 traveler reviews)

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Private Island Style Cottage With Ocean View And Tropical Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

The REAL Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights and wish we had booked more. It's a wonderful place to relax and unwind. The outdoor bath house is charming, spent hours watching the geckos. The night time symphony of frogs is unbelievable. The cats are a real treat. Linda is a great host leaving us fresh fruit daily.

Once we arrived we wished we had brought more food as we didn't want to leave. Bring a sweatshirt for evening as it can get cool.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing stay at Hale Meow Meow

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and granddaughter and I stayed at Hale Meow Meow for 5 nights. Linda was a very gracious owner making sure all of our needs were taken care of. It was a real treat having Pueo, Linda's beautiful cat, greet us when we arrived and visiting us on an almost daily basis. The cottage was tastefully decorated with Linda's art from her travels. Elise, Baby Sofia and I enjoyed sampling some of the exotic fruit from the many trees carefully planted in the yard. This was our second time to the Big Island, and Linda was helpful in suggesting sites to visit that we had not seen before. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the island and found Linda's cottage to be a peaceful and relaxing sanctuary to return to. We hope to come back to the Big Island someday and will definitely recommend Hale Meow Meow to friends and family. Mahalo Linda and Pueo, for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hale Meow Meow: four kitties and an amazing owner!

  • 5 of 5

Hale Meow Meow, owned and managed by proprietor Linda Grimes, is a delightful and purrrfect space located about 30 miles away from the more touristy and crowded Kona town. When we arrived at Hale Meow Meow, we were greeted by Linda and her four fur babies. Linda is full of great and helpful information that will help you navigate the area. For instance, while staying at Linda's cottage, we visited Kealakekue Bay (Captain Cook) by kayak, and were accompanied by a pod of spinner dolphins (awe-inspiring!), delightful Ho'okena Beach for relaxation, and the "two-step" beach for amazing snorkeling (we saw moray eels, turtles, and a variety of other amazing sea creatures while floating through the reef). In particular, Hale Meow Meow is a lovely space that is set amongst Linda's well-groomed tropical paradise. She offers all the amenities of home, i.e. spices, coffee, a fruit box (!), suntan lotion, you name it, she's got it! My most favorite part of Linda's space was the upstairs reading room. Every morning I would get up with my coffee, go upstairs (alone!) and write for an hour, it was delightful. I would highly recommend the cottage for anyone looking for peace, quite, and beauty, away from the madding crowds; you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful surprise! I was expecting something nice but not this nice. Everything I could have imagined and more. We felt so welcome and so at home. It was wonderful! The perfect place to get out of the city and into nature. Hale Meow Meow was a true delight. The beautiful kitty in the ad, Pueo, actually does welcome you! He is a true charmer. The whole garden and cottage were a surprise. The owner has done a fabulous job in maintaining the natural beauty of the grounds and the sights and sounds of nature are all around you. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Haven for our Big Island Adventures

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely echo the other reviewers praise of Hale Meow Meow in our shared love of Linda's beautiful unique tropical hideaway. As commented by others, this is THE place if you are looking for the non-resort Hawaii experience. All the living space, bedrooms, and outdoor areas were wonderful. We also took advantage of the well equipped kitchen and outdoor grill. A wide range of basic cooking supplies (oils, butter, spices, etc.) were available. We stocked up at Choice Market, which was about 20 minutes north up hwy 11 which allowed us to spend many of our meal times at Hale Meow Meow. We used the outdoor grill and had some great meals, about 5 of the 7 nights we stayed here. Big Blender: Fresh fruit smoothies by morning, blended tropical drinks by night.

This was our first trip to the big island, and we found it a great location for experiencing a nice range of spots on the island. We did head up to the Kailua-Kona area for 2 great meals at Poke Shack and Umekes, but otherwise we steered pretty clear of the heavy tourist crowds. There were many great little shops and restaurants to visit in the area between Kailua and Hale Meow Meow. We took the local's tip from Linda's guest book and went for the beach / hike to Honomalino Bay. It was a bit of of a excursion trekking out there, but we had a really secluded experience once we got out there. Pack sunscreen, water shoes, water, and, snacks if you go out there.

From Hale Meow Meow we headed to Volcano and South Point for a day. Although it looks like a long way on the map, its an easy drive to Volcano. About 15 - 20 miles south of Hale Meow Meow the road really opens up and it is an easy cruise the rest of the way to Valcano. This natural wonder is every bit of what you would expect. No further description required by this visitor, plan a day out there if you have the time.

On our other full day adventure we headed up to the North end of the island. We took the inland route via hwy 11 to 18 to 190 to Waimea (eat at Merriman''s for a really nice meal), Hawi (super cute shops), Keokea Beach (nicest beach we visited) and Pololu Valley Lookout (spectacular views).

Greenway Coffee Farm tour, Snorkeling, KonaKozy Magic show, Kimura Lauhala Shop; so many other great experiences in our trip, but beginning and ending everyday at Hale Meow Meow was a great way to experience the Big Island of Kona.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful with hospitality

  • 5 of 5

linda was so nice to me and my wife. the cottage was comfortable and well equipped .the kitchen was great for making meals and picnics for the beach.great fridge and barbecue plenty of incidentals .there were plenty of beach stuff from snorkels to chairs coolers etc. we were lucky to have plenty of fruit in season that linda would replenish daily as well as water. such a lush property with beautiful trees and flowers fabulous landscape. we loved the shower feeling like your outside was awesome. the cottage is decorated in a way where everyday you notice another decoration that you didn't see and everything works so well.pao the cat would visit most mornings to get a treat of milk or a little snack. he would stay a bit then go about his business. linda is nice to talk with and gave us great places to visit. the only thing i didn't like was saying goodby.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kona Hawaii
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Kona Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Honaunau Cafe
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 13.42%

$200.00 deposit required to hold reservation
Balance due 30 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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