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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 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 Kona Coast

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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(36 traveler reviews)

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Private Island Style Cottage With Ocean View And Tropical Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Unique Tropical Escape

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to imagine a beautiful sanctuary within the paradise that is Hawaii, but that is Hale Meow Meow. It is everything you might imagine of a tropical escape. There is beauty everywhere you look. The house itself reflects the natural surroundings with something artistic in every nook and cranny. Outside the gardens follow the Hawaiian landscape with lava rock walls and native flowers blooming in every corner. There are also fruit trees of every variety imaginable. At night you can hear the ripened fruit as it falls through the leaves and thuds on the ground, ready to be picked the next morning for breakfast. The owner, Linda, has thoughtfully stocked the house with many details to make the visit unique, a gift of homemade jam, fresh cut flowers inside and freshly picked fruit delivered to the door, and a herb cutting garden.There are also accessories to take on excursions like snorkeling equipment and beach gear. We had a wonderful visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay away from the touristy Kailua-Kona. We appreciated the peace, the beauty of the gardens, the daily fresh fruit delivered to our door, and our visits from kitty Pueo! Linda is a gracious and generous host. We were able to use her snorkels/flippers, beach chairs and umbrella for our ventures out to the beaches. Picked fresh herbs and vegetables when we cooked up scrumptious meals at the cottage. So nice to not be in a cookie-cutter condo, but rather a balinese-style home built by our host. The cottage is private but Linda is close by if questions arise. It was wonderful to share stories and laughter with her. All around great - Mahalo Linda! D&R from Seattle...

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay at Hale Meow Meow

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a 3-night stay at Hale Meow Meow during our trip to the Big Island. We were warmly greeted by Linda and Pueo upon our arrival, and she gave us a tour of the cottage and a portion of the garden (could spend hours walking the grounds and seeing all of the plants/trees/flowers). You could consider the cottage to be rustic, but it has all of the amenities that anyone would need. Linda made sure you had whatever you needed, and she was ready to accommodate any requests. It was great to be away from the busy hotels and Condos where the tourists stay, but close enough to places of interest -- for us anyway. Thank you again Linda and Pueo!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

A beautiful oasis

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked to stay at a better spot on the Big Island if I tried. I've stayed at rentals all over the world, and the Hale Meow Meow is above and away my favorite. Linda, Pueo, and the kitties made this a vacation to remember.

Linda goes above and beyond what any other host I've ever encountered has. Expect a spotless home, fresh fruit from her fruit trees, enlivening conversation, and an overarching sense of love for the land and peacefulness.

Not only is the place incredible: beautiful touches, incredibly soft, down covered beds, and artifacts from all over the world- it also has anything you could ever need for your vacation.

Linda has beach chairs, coolers, snorkels and fins, large towels, boogie boards, any toiletries you might need but left at home, a coffee maker and a full kitchen with utensils to cook with. She even has a large TV with an amazing array of DVD's- although with a place as beautiful as this, you are going to want to be spending all of your time in the garden.

Linda, and the Hale Meow Meow, are truly special gems. I am so grateful for the experience of getting to stay there for a week. I have already recommended this place to all my friends and family.

Note: We had a 4 wheel drive car, and I would recommend one if staying here. Not necessary, but it was helpful when driving up the driveway :)

Thanks Linda! Josie and Jenny from Colorado

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Warm Hostess + Authentically curated house + Tropical fruit garden = Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a vacation at Hale Meow Meow.

This is the just the experience you want if you're looking to for a truly unique experience and resortlandia

is not for you. Linda has created a tropical paradise on her property with all sorts of fruit trees, flowers and outdoor decoration.

The house is replete with unique touches and treasures from all over the world. I loved the design of the house as well. It has open indoor-outdoor feel to it that goes well with the location. Its like one of those houses you see in Sunset Magazine.We loved the outdoor bathtub and the bohemian shower. Yet the whole place felt very private and away from it all.

The place well situated close to Captain Cook and Kealakedua Bay which has the best snorkelling on the island. The white sand beaches like Manini o'wali and Hapuna are about 45 minutes to an hours drive north. Its a closer drive if you plan drive south to South Point or further on to Volcanoes National park (we visited all above places during our time here) The drive on highway 11 around Captain Cook give you a sense of Old Hawaii with antique shops, and local dives for getting great food. Its also close to Greenwell CoffeeFarms which as fun visit. We realized how much we liked the neighborhood around Captain cook, after you drive to to Kona which is like every other tourist trap beach town with its jewelry stores, outdoor malls and overpriced food.

The house is also stocked with everything you need for the beach - umbrella's snorkels, coolers, boogie boards, beach chairs etc. Location wise - the slight elevation made the nights nice and cool at night the sounds of the frogs, crickets and other creatures truly gave you the sense of being on a tropical island.

Having Pueo come around to greet us every morning or when we got back from adventuring made us feel completely at home. The kids enjoyed wandering about the place every morning discovering trees and fruits they've never seen before. We enjoyed the tropical fruit Linda had for us and the beds were super comfortable.

All in all we had a wonderful holiday and a memorable stay. Thank you Linda for the space you've created and sharing it with us all!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I've been to the Big Island many times, but my stay at Hale Meow Meow was so different and so charming, I will never forget it. The cottage is a perfect retreat filled with beauty from around the world. And Linda is such a kind and knowledgeable hostess.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Captain Cook Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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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